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Saturday, December 8


Making Tech Matter: Designers, Entrepreneurs, Problem Solvers
Limited Capacity seats available

Your school has invested in maker materials and tech devices. You want your students to experience authentic, creative problem-solving. Now, all you need is a way to infuse your technology and maker programs with real-world purpose and impact. In this session, participants will learn strategies to bring design thinking and the entrepreneurship process to their school’s technology and maker programs. Through hands-on examples, activities and discussions, participants will engage in: the design thinking mindset, identifying real-world problems, finding and testing solutions, prototyping, pitching, feedback loops, and next steps for implementation. Participants will leave this session with knowledge, strategies and resources that they can use immediately to leverage their school’s technology and maker spaces for maximum social impact.

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Martha Rush

founder, NeverBore LLC
Martha Rush is a nationally recognized economics and entrepreneurship teacher and curriculum developer. She is the author of Beat Boredom: Engaging Tuned-Out Teenagers (Stenhouse 2018) and the Teen Startup Trainers curriculum. Martha's students have been recognized in five state and... Read More →
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Andrea Wilson Vazquez

Innovation Coach, Maker Educator, Program Director, Intermediate District 287 / Code Savvy

Saturday December 8, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Greenway BC - 2nd
Sunday, December 9


Rethinking Teaching Tech: Setting Up A Self-Paced G Suite Unit
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn about how a unit on G Suite for Education was redesigned with personalized learning and pace to create a shift towards student centered learning using digital tools. The curriculum allows students to learn how to use docs, slides, drawings, sites and sheets at their own pace and with choice in their applications to show what they have learned. Walk through the lesson design process through the creation of a collaboratively designed HyperDoc.

Participants will have access to resources and curriculum and learn how to set up their course utilizing the LMS of their choice.

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Stephanie Draayer

Palmer Lake Elementary Technology Integration Specialist, Osseo Area Schools
I am a Technology Integration Specialist at Palmer Lake Elementary - Osseo Area Schools. Half of my job is instructing Technology classes as a specialist, and half of my day is spent working on professional development and coaching and collaborating with teachers. I spent my first... Read More →

Sunday December 9, 2018 8:00am - 11:00am
Greenway BC - 2nd


Awesome Pi Projects
Limited Capacity seats available

Is your Raspberry Pi is sitting on a shelf collecting dust? Do you want to get your students to exploring this little computer wonders potential applications? Let’s explore how to get your Pi up to date and try some projects that may excite your students while engaging them with coding, problem solving, research and discovery. We will have several projects for you to try including turning your Pi into digital signage, a streaming media server, a retro gaming console, creating a pirate radio station, live stream on YouTube Live and other stimulating projects. Bring your own Pi or purchase one as an add-on to the cost of this workshop!

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Jon Larson

Technology Integration Coach, ECMECC
Twitter: @ecmeccjon

Sunday December 9, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Greenway A - 2nd