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Monday, December 10
 

10:30am

Cultivating School Community Partnerships from the Media Center
School library media specialists are a key foundation to effective teaching and learning in every school because they foster partnerships with classroom teachers, understand project design, and can help both students and teachers be discerning users of information. School library media specialists need to be "Future Ready Librarians." In this session, participants will learn would like to share what these Future Ready school library media specialists are doing to cultivate partnerships within our school, local community and public libraries to promote engagement for our learners.

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Colleen Small

Minnetonka Public Schools


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 2 - 4th

10:30am

Genius Hour - Student Driven Learning
Genius hour puts students in the driver's seat as they pursue their learning passions. Come join me as I share my experiences implementing Genius Hour in my classroom this past year. I will share tips, lessons learned, and some key tools I have used to make to make Genius Hour successful in my classroom.

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avatar for Zack Kruger

Zack Kruger

5th Grade Teacher, Owatonna Public Schools
Dad | Husband | 5th Grade T | Disruptor | Google Certified Trainer and Educator | SMART Certified Trainer | Consultant | Runner | Maker


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 4 - 4th

10:30am

Seesaw: Now, Then, and Forever
Seesaw: The Learning Journal empowers students at all grade levels to highlight what they are learning in school. Students capture their learning with photos, videos, drawings, voice, and digital creations to show their growth and successes in speaking, listening, reading and writing in any subject area. In this session, teachers will learn how to help students create their own digital portfolios with a special emphasis on flipped learning, assessment for learning, new updates, and how teachers can deliver technology-integrated products for differentiated learning.

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Robert Garcia

Teacher, Greenvale Park
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Tiffany Kortbein

Baraboo School District


Monday December 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 1 - 4th

11:45am

I'm Green, you're Green, we're all Green and Mainstream
Get a big green sheet of paper or fabric and start filming. Green screens allow students to use their imagination and get creative with video in any grade.Green screen video applications make green screen production easy so everyone can be successful with a green screen regardless of experience with creating videos. Some of the green screen apps we will share are Green Screen by Do Ink and Touchcast. Visit us and learn how to make videos and digital presentations with students of all ages and ability levels.

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Robert Garcia

Teacher, Greenvale Park
TK

Tiffany Kortbein

Baraboo School District


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:30pm
Poster Table 6 - 4th

11:45am

Backward Planning and Digital Storytelling
We will talk about the use of backward design in planning out technology integration throughout a year-long curriculum. Presenters will highlight ways to do this with digital storytelling apps like Scratch Jr., Green Screen, Chatterpix, Sock Puppet, and Shadow Puppet.

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avatar for Katie Davis

Katie Davis

Digital Learning Coach, Shakopee Public Schools
NW

Natalie Weatherman

Shakopee Public Schools ISD 720


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Poster Table 3 - 4th

11:45am

Collaborations & Connections
A critical skill for today's students is learning how to work together with people from all walks of life and backgrounds. Come learn about how we took two 5th grade classrooms from two different districts and created a project that connected students in meaningful ways. We set up a framework for them to work digitally across the city. Students used Google Docs, Flipgrid, Schoology and other tools to work together. We are now looking to expand our community this year to include more districts and classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Eberhart

Megan Eberhart

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Mankato Public Schools
My name is Meghan Eberhart and I currently work in Mankato, MN as the Instructional Technology Coordinator. We are 1:1 Chromebooks for 6-12 and 2:1 devices for K-5 with a mix of iPads and Chromebooks. Our staff uses iPad Pros, Google Pixel Slates, and Chromebooks for their mobile... Read More →
avatar for Allison Knoph

Allison Knoph

Edina Public Schools


Monday December 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Poster Table 4 - 4th

12:50pm

Google Slides (The Swiss Army Tool of GAFE)
G Suite has a lot great tools, but none more powerful than Google Slides. Slides has so many options for its use when you change the layout, hide items in the background, incorporate math lessons, apply language arts concepts, and much more. In this session you will kearn new ways to manipulate Google Slides so it becomes the tool you never knew you needed.

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Troy Reynolds

Bagley ISD 162


Monday December 10, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 1 - 4th

12:50pm

Incorporating Bee Bots and Code-a-pillars into a STEM project.
My 4th-6th graders developed a maze that each robot would need to complete. They used measuring concepts, spatial reasoning, and lots of trial and error to complete the maze. Students were fully engaged in this project. This was a group project that involved lots of teamwork, taking turns, sharing input and accepting failure. This project is perfect for students that are learning to persevere with a hard academic task and how to collaborate with others.

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Nikki Paquette

Northeast Metro 916


Monday December 10, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 3 - 4th

12:50pm

One size doesn't fit all
In this session, we will explore alternative learning options for our students through digital curriculum and on-line learning. Through a series of stories about students I've taught, my daughter and my own educational hiccups, participants will learn that one size doesn't fit all and schools have an obligation to provide multiple options for students and families to learn when the traditional brick & mortar classroom does not meet a child's needs.

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avatar for Matt Vangalis

Matt Vangalis

Consultant, FLVS
School sucked for me growing up. If we're going to be honest, I hated school until about my 10th grade year. Lots of reasons why, and I guess you could say the root cause was a troubled home life. I failed four of my six classes in 8th grade, missing more classes than I attended... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 5 - 4th

12:50pm

Using Spheros with Kindergarten
Come see how we used Spheros with kindergarteners to assess their learning in a new way. Learn how we set up the experience with kindergarten in mind so that students had fun while still learning and safely using equipment. There will be multiple videos/pictures of kindergartners using Spheros in the classroom, a list of MN state standard connections, and observations from the classroom teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Lacey Rotier

Lacey Rotier

Media Specialist, Northport Elementary, Robbinsdale Area Schools
I am the library media specialist at Northport Elementary in Brooklyn Center, MN. I am passionate about meaningful collaboration with classroom teachers that enhances learning experiences for students. Sometimes this means integrating technology in a way that provides a quality learning... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 2 - 4th

1:55pm

Engineering Solutions to Real World Problems
How do you teach students to engineer a solution for a problem faced by communities all over the world? This session will explore how to teach the engineering design process to elementary students using real-world problems. You will walk away with resources to help spark new ideas in your classroom!



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Tara Schletz

Enrichment Teacher, Visitation School


Monday December 10, 2018 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Poster Table 3 - 4th

1:55pm

Recipes for Technology Use in K-5 Literacy
We believe that every student deserves opportunities to learn about technology and use it to aid their learning. But what does that look like when the realities of our 2nd year elementary literacy implementation aligns with our first year of refreshed technology K-5? Our answer: Tech-Lit recipe cards! Come learn how ISD 191 created recipes for K-5 teachers that strategically connect unit specific literacy goals with our digital resources. We will share the vision and process used to create the recipes as well as teacher perspectives on how they work.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Ness

Katie Ness

Digital Learning Specialist, ISD 191
I love elementary literacy and finding new ways to engage students in their learning. I would love to talk about ways that you are currently using technology to increase student engagement during your literacy block.


Monday December 10, 2018 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Poster Table 2 - 4th

3:00pm

Make Your Own Escape Rooms
Our Student Tech Club created an Escape Room event for the community. They turned the back rooms of the media center into a futuristic space ship and a 1940's basement. The students created puzzles and tasks that lead the participants through a series of locked rooms in order to escape. This event raised over $1,200 for our MakerSpace and they are planning two new rooms for this year's event. This poster session will allow participants to talk to the students who will explain the process and the opportunities for student agency in the creation and running of this great event.

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avatar for Amy Carney

Amy Carney

Media Specialist, White Bear Lake Area HS - North Campus
Amy is a Media Specialist at White Bear Lake HS - North Campus, which is a grades 9-10 school. Her career includes 13 years teaching 6th grade Language Arts at North Branch Middle school, 4 years as the Media Specialist/Tech Integrationist at North Branch HS, and now on her 3rd year... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Poster Table 1 - 4th

3:00pm

MyWayShift: Shifting our pedagogy in the Wayzata School District
Why should we think differently about our approach to helping students understand content learning? In the 2017-18 school year, the Wayzata Public Schools brought together a motivated group of teachers across all grade levels and curricular areas with the purpose of studying and developing methods to implement a new way of thinking it into our classrooms. The work continues with a second cohort this year. This session will explain the learning concepts we studied and shared. It will also share some of the specific lesson examples implemented in an elementary school library media program.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Schiemann

Chris Schiemann

Media Specialist, Wayzata Public Schools


Monday December 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Poster Table 2 - 4th

3:00pm

TouchCasting for All
Are you tired of writing traditional classroom newsletters? Are your students looking for a new fun way to present information? If so, stop by to see TouchCast's easy-to-use free iPad app that will inspire both you and your students. TouchCast allows you to create an engaging, interactive video on an iPad that can be shared. You are able to integrate live pop up documents within each video. It will empower your students to share their learning live from any location in their imagination.


Monday December 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Poster Table 3 - 4th
 
Tuesday, December 11
 

10:30am

3D Printing for Elementary
In this session an elementary school media specialist will share her experiences with implementing 3D printing, including platforms she has used. The presenter will also share how she has integrated the design process into her lessons. Participants will leave with ideas on how they might incorporate similar strategies at the elementary level.

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Colleen Small

Minnetonka Public Schools


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 1 - 4th

10:30am

Personalized Learning in the Primary Classroom
In this session, participants will walk away with ideas to immediately implement that will increase student engagement, student voice and student growth in their classroom. Through the use of personalized instruction, meaningful (and fun) technology integration and a students voice led classroom, we will demonstrate for you why you can and need to take this leap in your classroom.

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avatar for Jessica Skolnick

Jessica Skolnick

Teacher, Osseo Area Schools


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 2 - 4th

10:30am

Reading Support Tools
Learn how one school district is using reading support tools to help address students' reading challenges. Support tools such as ReadTheory and Rewordify, along with other lexile tools, will be explored to help you find what will work in your district.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Kuhn

Tom Kuhn

Library Media and Instructional Technology Specialist, Sartell High School
We're building a new high school to open in the fall of 2019. We will have a "decentralized" media center.


Tuesday December 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 4 - 4th

11:45am

How We're Using Qualtrics in our K-12 Setting
You've likely taken a survey "Powered by Qualtrics," but have you ever created one? Qualtrics is a fast-growing company focused on survey creation and customer satisfaction. Even with a free account, participants will learn how to create and distribute a survey, then analyze the results to aid in high quality data driven decision making in your district. Participants will also have access to our Qualtrics templates for use in Words Their Way, lunch/milk counts, volunteer hour data collection and more. Come hear about the many creative ways Qualtrics is being used in our school district!

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avatar for Lisa Ann Risch

Lisa Ann Risch

Instructional Technology Coordinator, School District of Holmen
Ask me how you can incorporate tech in your classroom and why I think it's important!


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Poster Table 3 - 4th

11:45am

STEM Professional Development: A Hybrid Approach
Given the enthusiasm for STEM education and the need to get students interested in STEM and innovation, it is important to carefully consider how professional development is delivered to teachers. Foundry10, a philanthropic research organization, partnered with a Washington state school district to explore a unique hybrid hands-on book study PD course. Our data suggests that this model for PD not only improved educator confidence in teaching coding but also provided valuable opportunities for collaboration and reflection. We will share how the program was structured, what materials were used, share data from the teachers and supply concrete examples of integrated coding.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Childers

Lindsey Childers

STEM Program Developer, foundry10
I work for an educational research philanthropy in Seattle, WA. I am an engineer who is passionate about STEM learning! I love how critical thinking and creativity come together to solve problems (big and small).


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:45am - 12:35pm
Poster Table 2 - 4th

12:50pm

Google Digital Portfolios
As a 1:1 school, access to devices and Google allows us to open up more opportunities to document students daily learning. Students take responsibility and are accountable for their learning when they see their learning! In this session, we will share our strategies for using Google tools to have students build digital portfolios for their learning.

Speakers
avatar for Brittany Johnson

Brittany Johnson

Teacher, Perham Schools


Tuesday December 11, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 1 - 4th

12:50pm

Introducing Alexa Teaching Assistant
The objective of this presentation is to show how a digital assistant, such as an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot can be used in elementary classrooms to create engaging and innovative classroom environments. Learn from two elementary teachers who use the Amazon Echo Dot in second and fifth grade classrooms to assist in daily activities. Experience ways to use "Alexa" in whole-class, small-group and individual settings. Attendees will leave with ideas, tips and tricks for using digital assistants in class.

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Erin Ermis

Tullar Elementary School


Tuesday December 11, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 2 - 4th

12:50pm

Teaching w/o Digital Whiteboards
Learn how a large district transitioned off of 500 digital whiteboards into a projection 2.0 world with larger screens and wireless technology. Hear what the pain points are with a large transition and see some of the solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Bruce DeWitt

Bruce DeWitt

Technology Coordinator, Anoka-Hennepin
Google admin, google educator


Tuesday December 11, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 3 - 4th

1:55pm

Connecting Apps & Literature in the Primary Grades
In this session, we will explore ready-to-use digital projects with direct connections to literature. Participants will be introduced to a variety of ways to use apps (such as PicKids, Flip Grid, Seesaw, Shadow Puppet, etc...) that allow for student creation in response to Read Aloud stories. Several lessons and projects can be completed within a 30-60 minute block. Lessons are geared towards the K-2 audience but can be altered to work with older grades.

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Tuesday December 11, 2018 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Poster Table 1 - 4th

1:55pm

Curating in the Classroom
Finding information on the Internet is a crucial skill for our students. Considering the massive amounts of information that is being uploaded to the internet every minute, sifting through and organizing information can be a daunting task. In this session, participants will learn tools and methods to teach students how to not only become collectors of information, but how to analyze and digitally sort the information in meaningful ways.

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Teri Petrin

Teacher, AFSA Middle School


Tuesday December 11, 2018 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Poster Table 4 - 4th

1:55pm

Gradual Release of Digital Learning in the Elementary Classroom
In this session, we will share the ways we have used gradual release of digital technology into the elementary classroom. We wil alsol outline some advantages and disadvantages to this method as well as offer up some great strategies on how digital learning specialists can get invited into an elementary classroom to collaborate on projects with classroom teachers. Coaching models, the act of co-teaching and strategies for meeting the teachers needs will be also be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Sayers

Kevin Sayers

Digital Learning Coach, Shakopee School District
NW

Natalie Weatherman

Shakopee Public Schools ISD 720


Tuesday December 11, 2018 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Poster Table 2 - 4th