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TIES 2013 CONFERENCE
TRANSFORMING PEDAGOGY WITH TECHNOLOGY


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Saturday, December 14
 

8:30am

Authentically Integrate Technology in Elementary Grades
Learn simple ways to authentically incorporate technology into your elementary classroom. Get inspired with creative solutions to common problems. You'll also learn how to use several web sites to promote inquiry in the classroom, support your curriculum, increase parent and school communication, and extend student learning outside of the classroom. Bring a wi-fi enabled device.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Zachman

Megan Zachman

2nd Grade Classroom Teacher, South Washington County Public Schools


Saturday December 14, 2013 8:30am - 11:30am
St. Croix

8:30am

Create, Manage and Deliver Digital Content
Learn how to design and create engaging digital lessons using free and copyright-friendly content. You'll also see how to store, manage and deliver content accessible to all students. Bring your laptop to explore content and test out a variety of tools. Optionally, bring a mobile device to see how your lessons will work on other devices.

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Cahill

Caitlin Cahill

Instructional Technology Coach, Orono Schools
Caitlin is the online learning specialist for the Orono public school district and serves as an executive committee member for the Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum. Caitlin has run her own MOOC called Tech Tools for Teachers, a project-based professional development course for educators. With a background in graphic communications and information technology, Caitlin helps teachers and organizations design digital learning... Read More →


Saturday December 14, 2013 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway I

8:30am

Enhance Your Elementary Classroom Through Robotics
Learn how your students can explore science and math concepts with LEGO Education WeDo Robotics by building moving models out of LEGO® bricks and programming the models using a graphical programming platform developed specifically for elementary students. Bring your own laptop.

Speakers
PK

Paul Keeney

Teacher, Anoka-Hennepin School District


Saturday December 14, 2013 8:30am - 11:30am
Regency

8:30am

Gamification Toolkit
Games offer a powerful model for successful learning in the classroom. Explore the cognitive, emotional and social benefits of gamification and game-based learning while acquiring a tool set to make it a reality in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Hesselbein

Chris Hesselbein

Technology Integration Specialist, TIES
Technology Integration starts with good teaching. Chris Hesselbein strives to bring the "Why" back into Professional Development. He aims to give teachers solid pedagogical and psychological frameworks on which to hang high quality technology tools. He is currently focussing on Google Apps for Education and Gamification.


Saturday December 14, 2013 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway B

8:30am

QR Codes in the Classroom
Help students find their way using QR codes. You'll learn how QR codes can guide students on the web in a controlled manner, offering them differentiated learning while staying on task. Come see how teachers are using QR codes in the classroom and create your own. We will develop QR code scavenger hunts that you can bring back to your classroom right away! Bring your own laptop and iPad.

Speakers
avatar for Angie Kalthoff

Angie Kalthoff

Technology Integrationist, St. Cloud Area School District
Hi! I am a Technology Integrationist for the St.Cloud Area School District. I am also a Google Innovator and Code.org Affiliate. I like to learn from others and share my knowledge for fun. I think it is important to take learning into your own hands and seek out new information. I hope to be able to help you in your journey. I also enjoy traveling and meeting new people!
SN

sara norman

Academic Coach, St. Cloud Area School District


Saturday December 14, 2013 8:30am - 11:30am
Minnehaha

8:30am

Teaching and Learning on an iPad
Consider a vision where less is more and the words "focus" and "simplicity" describe how teachers and students approach technology. This session will focus on how technology can be effectively used to address an overall learning environment. You will see a select collection of iPad apps that focus on creativity, collaboration, professional development, assessment and overall work flow and can be used in either a 1:1 program or a cart model. Bring your own iPad.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Cox

Ryan Cox

Director of Instructional Technology, Becker Public Schools
I am currently the Director of Instructional Technology for Becker Public Schools. We are involved in an expanding iPad 1:1 initiative in Grades K-12. Our High School and Middle School have been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program. I believe very strongly in leveraging resources to support self-directed learning to communicate, create, collaborate, and think critically.


Saturday December 14, 2013 8:30am - 11:30am
Lake Superior B

8:30am

Using Evernote to Remember Everything
Need a mobile, automatically syncing, nearly omnipresent memory assistant? Check out Evernote. It does almost everything: web site bookmarking, storing and retrieving Quick Notes, capturing and annotating images, making lists, storing audio content and more. We'll learn how to do all this while having more fun than is probably legal in many states. Bring a mobile device with the Evernote app installed.

Speakers
avatar for Malik Bush

Malik Bush

Sales Engineer/Technology Consultant, TIES
Education Technology Specialist at TIES | |   | |   | | For more information and resources, go to http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/


Saturday December 14, 2013 8:30am - 11:30am
Lake Superior A

8:30am

Using SMART to Enhance Math Instruction
Take your math lessons to the next level with SMART Notebook features and tools. You'll learn to integrate research-based methods for increasing achievement into your lessons, explore ideas for using your SMART Board as an elementary or middle school mathematics and leave with sample files you can customize. Bring resources and a flash drive to save your work and sample files.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Carlson-Kelm

Chris Carlson-Kelm

Math Intervention Teacher, Mahtomedi School District
For the past 18 years, I have worked as an educator in the Mahtomedi School District. I am passionate about integrating technology and best practices to engage students and provide them with immediate feedback on their understanding. I am a SMART Exemplary Educator and Ties Exceptional Teacher recipient who enjoys training fellow educators on ways they can utilize the many features of SMART Notebook to enhance student learning.


Saturday December 14, 2013 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway C

8:30am

Creating Content for the iPad Using InDesign
Learn how to create and publish interactive documents for the iPad using InDesign CS6. Join the digital publishing revolution by creating your own iPad magazine using InDesign on your laptop and viewing it with the free Adobe Viewer iPad app. Bring your iPad with Adobe Viewer installed.

Speakers
avatar for Connie DeMillo

Connie DeMillo

Design & Interactive Media Instructor, NE Metro Career and Technology Center
Design, education and sustainability. | | Creating interactive magazines is my passion. I was a magazine designer before I began teaching, and now my medium has come back with so much more opportunity for interaction with the reader. | | I love the app Next Issue, which allows me to read loads of magazines on the Ipad, and keeps me current with what is the newest and latest in interactive design for the IPad.


Saturday December 14, 2013 8:30am - 3:30pm
Calhoun

8:30am

Creating Interactive Content in iBooks Author
Learn tips and tricks to enhance your e-books created with iBooks Author. Participants will explore several interactive book ideas, including how to create Choose Your Own Adventure, Scavenger Hunts and I Spy Books, along with content that brings the curriculum alive. Participants should have experience creating books using iBooks Author.

Speakers
avatar for Kari Gerhart

Kari Gerhart

Education Technology Consultant, TIES
Kari is an Education Technology Consultant at TIES. She is passionate about working with teachers to integrate technology in their classroom. Check out her preconference workshop on using YouTube in the Classroom!


Saturday December 14, 2013 8:30am - 3:30pm
Minnetonka

8:30am

Innovation Design Challenge 2013
Dive into a high-energy workshop where YOU are the innovator. Working in teams, participants will use a design thinking process to solve a challenge with the help of trained facilitators. Teams will present their innovative ideas in an ignite session format, and these ideas will be showcased throughout the TIES 2013 conference. One team will be selected to receive coaching support from TIES Learning and Technology staff to implement their idea during the 2013-2014 school year. All teams that implement their ideas in the 2013-2014 school year will be invited to present their story at TIES 2014.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Daniels

Kristin Daniels

Innovation Coordinator, Cambridge-Isanti Schools
I am a former classroom teacher (middle school science) who transitioned into a technology integration role in 2006. My passions are collaboration and innovation in the hopes of helping teachers to shift their thinking towards creating more student-centered classrooms and schools. I have a B.A in Psychology from Northwestern University and an M.Ed in Elementary Education from DePaul University. I have been “flipping” professional... Read More →
avatar for Mike Dronen

Mike Dronen

Executive Director of Technology, Minnetonka Public Schools
For me, the magic, "I get it" moment was as a teacher with the launch of an eMentoring program and seeing the effect such a simple use of technology could have in students' lives. To this day, playing a role in pulling all the pieces together to create better opportunities for student learning is a thrill!
avatar for Todd Nielsen

Todd Nielsen

Innovation Thought Leader


Saturday December 14, 2013 8:30am - 3:30pm
Northstar Ballroom A

8:30am

iPad for Early Learners
Discover the role of iPad apps in early childhood. We will explore apps for early learning, picture schedules, curriculum areas and social skill development. This workshop is for pre-K educators who are brand new to the iPad. Participants will learn basic navigation, native applications, accessibility features and how to download apps, as well as how to find resources for using iPads.  Participants should bring their own iPad.

Speakers
avatar for Gayle Berthiaume

Gayle Berthiaume

Consultant / Trainer, Gayle Berthiaume Consulting LLC
Gayle Berthiaume is an educational technology integration consultant and trainer. She helps teachers throughout the world learn about technology, the Internet and creative uses for them in the classroom. Gayle taught K-2, Title 1 and gifted students for 35 years in Becker, Minnesota. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Sony Education Ambassador and a Scholastic Teacher Mentor and Tech Tutor. Gayle is a founder of Suddenly It Clicks! and... Read More →


Saturday December 14, 2013 8:30am - 3:30pm
Greenway H

8:30am

Making Rocks
Making, tinkering, inventing, hacking, playing: these concepts belong in every classroom to help students develop self-confidence and problem-solving skills. Come see for yourself as you work with maker technologies such as 3D printing, Scratch and Makey Makey and find their place in your classroom. Bring your own laptop.

Speakers
avatar for Tami Brass

Tami Brass

Director of Instructional Technology, St Paul Academy and Summit School
Director of Instructional Technology for St. Paul Academy and Summit School | Google Educator & Google Education Trainer | Apple Distinguished Educator | Passionate about #makered and portable/mobile devices in education


Saturday December 14, 2013 8:30am - 3:30pm
Greenway J

8:30am

Use iBooks Author to Create an eBook
Learn how to create your own ebook with iBooks Author. We will explore planning an ebook project, organizing chapters and pages, manipulating text and creating rich media. Widgets will be a major focus, including how to use image gallery, media, keynote, scrolling sidebar, PDF document viewer, embedded browser, form builder and more. Bring a Mac laptop with iBooks Author downloaded.

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Feller

Wayne Feller

Technology & Innovation Coach, Stillwater Public Schools
Innovation coaching is unique for each teacher. Grade level, content area, teaching style, interests, and context of experience affect choices and potentials. Amassing an arsenal of tools is not enough. Innovation is a continuous practice of applying skills and ingenuity to the creative building blocks of inspiration and imagination. Innovation coaching is my mission.


Saturday December 14, 2013 8:30am - 3:30pm
Greenway D

12:30pm

CETL Exam
Speakers
avatar for Caroline Little

Caroline Little

Director of Instructional Technology, Inver Grove Heights Community Schools


Saturday December 14, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm
TBA

12:30pm

Chrome and Chromebooks: The Teacher's Pets
Discover why Google Chrome has become the most used Internet browser in the world. Chrome can simplify tasks to create and share content with the rest of your digital life. Learn how to personalize and tweak Chrome to make the most out of everything you do online. We will dive into the Chrome Web Store and explore useful apps and extensions. Bring your own laptop or Chromebook.

Speakers
avatar for Angie Kalthoff

Angie Kalthoff

Technology Integrationist, St. Cloud Area School District
Hi! I am a Technology Integrationist for the St.Cloud Area School District. I am also a Google Innovator and Code.org Affiliate. I like to learn from others and share my knowledge for fun. I think it is important to take learning into your own hands and seek out new information. I hope to be able to help you in your journey. I also enjoy traveling and meeting new people!
avatar for Eric Simmons

Eric Simmons

Director of Technology, Princeton Public Schools
Eric is the Director of Technology for Princeton Public Schools in Princeton, Minnesota and a Google for Education Certified Innovator. A former social studies teacher, he has supported technology integration in K-12 settings, and a 1:1 iPad middle school. His recent interests include leveraging digital content and geographic connections for student exploration through YouTube and Google Map tools. Eric wants to learn anything that can make him... Read More →


Saturday December 14, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway F

12:30pm

Creating Content for All Learners with iTunes U
iTunes U can be used to extend learning to anytime and any where. We will discuss how using iTunes U courses can benefit both students and teachers, along with the steps for creating a course, including the framework and content. Participants will leave with the beginnings of a course and an understanding of how to finish building it.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Cox

Ryan Cox

Director of Instructional Technology, Becker Public Schools
I am currently the Director of Instructional Technology for Becker Public Schools. We are involved in an expanding iPad 1:1 initiative in Grades K-12. Our High School and Middle School have been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program. I believe very strongly in leveraging resources to support self-directed learning to communicate, create, collaborate, and think critically.


Saturday December 14, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Lake Superior A

12:30pm

E-Books: Past, Present and Future
Come review the current status of e-books with the perspective of the past and consider access and use, including major providers, means of access, digital rights management and the variety of devices available. A discussion of new advances will bring additional focus and allow participants to consider the opportunities and impact of e-books for learning.

Speakers
avatar for Dawn Nelson

Dawn Nelson

School Library Media Specialist, Oak View Elementary School
Learning is primary. Technology is the means to engage and equip students to find information and be excited about their world!


Saturday December 14, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Lake Superior B

12:30pm

Maximizing SMART in Your Elementary Classroom
Come and see how a SMART Board can truly transform your elementary classroom! We'll explore a variety of features, including page recording, SMART recorder, adding sound, creating tables and object animation. You will receive a sample file with pages you can customize. Bring any curriculum that may help you develop lessons and a flash drive to save your work.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Carlson-Kelm

Chris Carlson-Kelm

Math Intervention Teacher, Mahtomedi School District
For the past 18 years, I have worked as an educator in the Mahtomedi School District. I am passionate about integrating technology and best practices to engage students and provide them with immediate feedback on their understanding. I am a SMART Exemplary Educator and Ties Exceptional Teacher recipient who enjoys training fellow educators on ways they can utilize the many features of SMART Notebook to enhance student learning.


Saturday December 14, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway C

12:30pm

MINDSTORMS Robotics in the Middle School Classroom: Getting Started
Learn how your students can explore science and math concepts with LEGO Education MINDSTORMS Robotics by building moving models and programming the models using a graphical programming platform developed specifically for elementary students. Bring your own laptop.

Speakers
PK

Paul Keeney

Teacher, Anoka-Hennepin School District


Saturday December 14, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Regency

12:30pm

Teaching and Learning with Graphic Organizers
Graphic organizers visually display information and patterns/relationships in that information. Teachers and students can use them before, during and after instruction as well as for assessments. Resources for locating various types of graphic organizers as well as examples of K-12 implementation across the curriculum will be explored and practiced. Work time will include opportunities for discussion and implementation planning.

Speakers
avatar for Cara Hagen

Cara Hagen

Technical Sales, TIES
Education Technology Consultant at TIES | | | For more information and resources, go to http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/


Saturday December 14, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway B

12:30pm

Twitter in the K-12 Classroom
Explore the world of Twitter and learn how this social media tool can help you communicate with K-12 students and parents, promote critical thinking skills and facilitate student interaction in the classroom. Bring your own own laptop.

Speakers
avatar for Tricia Carlson

Tricia Carlson

Kindergarten teacher, Fridley IB World Schools
Tricia Carlson is a Kindergarten teacher at Stevenson Elementary in Fridley, MN. She enjoys finding new ways to integrate technology into her classrooms whether it be using the Smartboard, iPads, or social media. The past few years she has explored ways she can use social media in teaching and communicating within and outside the classroom.


Saturday December 14, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm
St. Croix
 
Sunday, December 15
 

8:30am

21st-Century Classroom Assessment
Develop an understanding of assessment for learning and explore the application of effective assessment practices in the classroom. Participants will understand one of the most important purposes of formative assessment: deciding whether or not to adjust instruction for learners. They also will develop multiple and varied technology-enhanced assessments into clearly articulated learning progressions aligned to standards. Participants should bring a laptop or Chromebook to the workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Brandt

Tom Brandt

Integration, Osseo Area Schools
Always learning. Always skeptical of what is known. Always amazed at what others know and can do.
avatar for Andrea Wilson Vazquez

Andrea Wilson Vazquez

Technology Integration Specialist, Osseo Area Schools
Technology integration specialist, blogger, coder, co-teacher / collaborator, lifelong learner, and edtech enthusiast!


Sunday December 15, 2013 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway G

8:30am

Assessing and Reflecting on Learning Using an iPad
Evaluating student learning can be as simple as a click of a button by collecting assessments digitally. From digital exit cards to formal summative assessments, the iPad helps teachers take the pulse of student learning. Elements of the iPad also let students both complete their work and reflect on their learning. Come learn some strategies for assessing students and helping them to reflect on their work. Participants should bring their own iPad.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Legatt

Jen Legatt

Library Media Specialist, Hopkins North Junior High
Jen Legatt is a media specialist and tech integrationist who is energized by engaging learners in meaningful, authentic ways. Envisioning how to expand learning experiences out of the walls and bells of traditional classrooms. Mom of two readers.


Sunday December 15, 2013 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway I

8:30am

Create, Collaborate and Communicate with Scratch 2.0
Scratch 2.0, a free, web-based tool, supports digital learning, National Educational Technology Standards and 21st-century skills. Participants will learn the basics of using Scratch 2.0, explore the tutorials and resources, and see examples of how students in grades 2 and higher can use Scratch 2.0 across the curriculum to create and share stories, games and animations.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Nicholson

Ann Nicholson

Retired teacher and tech facilitator, Cedar Rapids Community Schools
I'm an avid supporter of infusing 21st Century Skills into the curriculum through appropriate integration of technology and pedagogy. I'm also promoting coding in the classroom and volunteering at a coder dojo.


Sunday December 15, 2013 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway B

8:30am

Deployment and Management for Sets of iPads
Come explore a range of technical best practices for administering sets (carts, classroom sets) of iPads. We will talk about what works well and simplifies the management process. Participants will gain an understanding of app ownership models and distribution using iTunes and Apple Configurator and consider options for using other mobile device management systems.

Speakers
avatar for Troy Cherry

Troy Cherry

Education Technology Coordinator, TIES
Conference Equipment Chair | Lead Ed Tech Consultant for Online Services | Love: Googly things, Moodly things, iOS nerdery, blended learning.


Sunday December 15, 2013 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway E

8:30am

Enhancing Teaching and Learning in Language Arts
Come see how educators can use Mac, iPad apps, iBooks Author and iTunes U to personalize learning and strengthen reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Explore apps, Multi-Touch books, iBooks Author and free education resources in iTunes U that deliver an amazing array of language arts content. May contain commercial content.

Speakers

Sunday December 15, 2013 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway A

8:30am

iPad Applications and Uses for Administrators
This session will provide administrators an opportunity to explore effective uses, applications and creative ways to use the iPad in their professional life to support evaluation, organization, and communication. The presenter will demonstrate applications (both free and of minimal cost) on the iPad including: Book Creator Free, Common Core Look Fors (CCL4s), Good Reader, Idea Sketch, iTunesU, and Join Me. Information on iPad management within the school setting will also be shared. Participants are encouraged to bring their iPads so they can download and try out suggested applications.

Speakers
avatar for Jenna Linskens

Jenna Linskens

Education Technology Integration Specialist & Trainer, Education TnT
Jenna Linskens is a Educational Technology Integration Specialist and Trainer to K-20 schools; a webinar presenter and national speaker. She provides project leadership and support to schools including staff development trainings and guidance on best practices for technology integration, instructional design, and e-learning. She was a graduate instructor in Educational Technology for seven years at Marian University, Wisconsin. Prior to Marian... Read More →


Sunday December 15, 2013 8:30am - 11:30am
Lake Superior B

8:30am

Photo Editing on Your iPad
This class will overview some of the best tips and tricks for using your iPad for taking photos. We will work on framing, composition, exposure and more. We will then take a look at multiple applications that allow you to do anything from time lapses to full image editing. 

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Director, lesliefisher.com
Leslie Fisher's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her... Read More →


Sunday December 15, 2013 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway F

8:30am

Project-Based Learning and Technology Integration
Deepen your understanding of project-based learning as a strategy to engage learners through real-world applications of knowledge. This workshop will explore a range of technology tools to support deeper inquiry and facilitate project management. You will engage in PBL practices as you consider tools to help students collaborate, brainstorm, research, think critically and create original content. _x000B_

Speakers
avatar for Suzie Boss

Suzie Boss

National Faculty, Buck Institute for Education
I'm an education writer and consultant, focusing on project-based learning as a strategy to improve teaching and learning. I blog regularly for Edutopia.org about compelling projects and work with teachers internationally who are shifting their practice to emphasize projects that unleash student creativity, innovation, and community problem solving.


Sunday December 15, 2013 8:30am - 11:30am
Lake Superior A

8:30am

Simple Tools for Gathering Digital Feedback in the Classroom
Experience using and creating technology-enabled interactive experiences in the classroom. Using online tools such as Poll Everywhere, Socrative, Padlet, TodaysMeet and GoogleDocs, participants will design activities that make the most of a classroom in which every student has a device. Bring a wi-fi enabled device.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Johnson

Doug Johnson

Director of Media and Technology, Mankato Area Public Schools
Director of Media and Technology at Mankato Area Public Schools and world wide speaker on information Literacy and author of the Blue Skunk Blog | Doug Johnson has been the Director of Libraries and Technology for the Mankato (MN) Public Schools since 1991 and has served as an adjunct faculty member of Minnesota State University since 1990. His teaching experience has included work in grades K-12 both here and in Saudi Arabia. He is the author... Read More →


Sunday December 15, 2013 8:30am - 11:30am
Minnehaha

8:30am

The Changing Landscape of Google Apps
Come explore the shifting landscape of Google Apps for Education. You'll learn about the latest uses of Google Apps and how some of the classics such as Forms and Maps have been reborn. You'll also glean new apps and extensions in Chrome to personalize your browsing experience; tap into the world with Google+ Communities and Hangouts; and dig deep into the new frontier of scripting to automate your workflow. We’ll also cover best-practice uses of Google Apps in the Classroom. Bring your own laptop.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Freisen

Ben Freisen

Digital Content Specialist, EdTechTeam
Ben is an Apple Teacher, Google Certified Innovator and Authorized Google Education Trainer. In 2010, Ben was named a TIES Exceptional Teacher. Ben is the Director of Professional Development for the EdTechTeam.
avatar for Molly Schroeder

Molly Schroeder

Director, Ed Tech Team
Molly Schroeder is a Global Digital Learning Specialist, Google Certified Teacher and Google Educator Trainer. She presents nationally and internationally at conferences, workshops and conventions on how to integrate Google Apps and other emerging technologies into learning. She tries to model Moonshot Thinking and Living in Beta to transform learning for teachers and students. Her background is in Elementary Education and she also holds a... Read More →


Sunday December 15, 2013 8:30am - 11:30am
North Star Ballroom A

8:30am

Web-Based Resources for Teaching and Learning
With all the web resources available, how do you find those effective for teaching and learning? You can start with sites such as the Library of Congress, the National Archives and Thinkfinity. Thinkfinity has over 60,000 free curriculum resources for K-20 from such content partners as National Geographic, NCTM, Wonderopolis and more. Learn how to access these resources and use them to improve student engagement in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Marc Johnson

Marc Johnson

Executive Director, ECMECC
Marc Johnson is the Executive Director of the East Central Minnesota Educational Cable Cooperative, a telecommunications and technology cooperative of 14 K-12 school districts and one technical & community college in East Central Minnesota. Previous to this role, he taught middle and high school mathematics and college technology courses then transitioned into school technology integration and leadership roles. Marc is in his ninth year as ECMECC... Read More →
avatar for Mary Mehsikomer

Mary Mehsikomer

Technology Integration Dev & Outreach Facilitator, TIES (MN)
I am passionate about learning, reading, teaching, and helping educators use technology to enhance the learning experience for students.


Sunday December 15, 2013 8:30am - 11:30am
Minnetonka

8:30am

Build a Culture of Innovation in Your School
This workshop will help educators create a genuine culture of innovation that allows students to become more engaged and learn more authentically. With an understanding of what makes for the best culture of innovation and hands-on time with the tools to get there, participants will walk away with a clear blueprint for making the next evolutionary shift.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony VonBank

Anthony VonBank

Digital Learning Specialist, ISD728, Elk River Area Schools
Dr. Anthony VonBank taught secondary language arts and communications for over 15 years, and currently works as a district digital learning specialist in the Elk River school district. His doctoral work in education leadership focused on his passion for systems and innovative change. He also works as a trainer, consultant, and as an adjunct instructor at Concordia Univeristy of St. Paul. Anthony is a frequent conference presenter, an avid blogger... Read More →


Sunday December 15, 2013 8:30am - 3:30pm
Greenway C

8:30am

Create Engaging Content in Moodle
Use Moodle's features to create engaging content. This is key for use in blended, flipped and online settings. We'll cover design, using the lesson module, activity settings and timesaving elements for teachers. This session covers features that are included in versions 2.2 and higher. Participants should bring their own laptop.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Fila

Jon Fila

Curriculum Coordinator, Intermediate District 287
Curriculum Coordinator for ISD 287, OER, digital curriculum resources and professional development in blended, digital, and just-in-time teaching. Curriculum developer, trainer and support for the MN Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum. Teaches English 12 online for Northern Star Online.


Sunday December 15, 2013 8:30am - 3:30pm
Skyway

8:30am

iBooks Author Fundamentals and Fun
Participants will get direct instruction on the core elements of iBooks Author and hands-on experience creating their own mini-iBook. Beyond exploring the core elements of iBooks, the workshop will also emphasize simple, effective, and powerful ways to enhance the interactive aspects of iBooks. Participants should bring their own Mac laptop with iBooks Author installed.

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Feller

Wayne Feller

Technology & Innovation Coach, Stillwater Public Schools
Innovation coaching is unique for each teacher. Grade level, content area, teaching style, interests, and context of experience affect choices and potentials. Amassing an arsenal of tools is not enough. Innovation is a continuous practice of applying skills and ingenuity to the creative building blocks of inspiration and imagination. Innovation coaching is my mission.
avatar for Katie Johnson

Katie Johnson

Library Media Specialist, Cretin-Derham Hall High School
avatar for Michael Main

Michael Main

Technology Coordinator, Carondelet Catholic School
I am the new technology integration specialist at Epiphany Catholic School, but spent 21 years in the classroom constantly striving to find ways to build technology into my English/Language Arts curriculum. My greatest educational desire is to make classroom technology use as easy as possible for other teachers. And, one of the best vehicles I have found for doing that is iBooks Author, particularly now that iBooks is available both for iOS... Read More →
avatar for Kathleen Roy

Kathleen Roy

Library Media Director, Cretin-Derham Hall High School


Sunday December 15, 2013 8:30am - 3:30pm
Greenway D

8:30am

Using LEGO Mindstorms Robots to Teach STEM Skills
Learn how to use the LEGO Mindstorms robot building system to engage and inspire your students to exercise key STEM skills. Bring a laptop with the Mindstorms NXT-G software (any version) installed and your LEGO robot kit (assembled or not). You will learn how to build a basic robot and then program it to perform a range of tasks, testing it on our obstacle course. Along the way, you will learn effective ways to use this technology to teach STEM concepts. Some laptops and robots will be available. May contain commercial content.

Speakers
avatar for Rand Whillock

Rand Whillock

Engineer, Whillock Visions
I have been using robotics to engage and inspire students to learn and exercise STEM skills for many decades. I coach, mentor, judge and coordinate, robot competitions including First Lego League and FTC. I teach programming classes for students and professional development training to show teachers how to use robots in the classroom.


Sunday December 15, 2013 8:30am - 3:30pm
Regency

12:30pm

Applying Marzano with iPads
How can you use iPads most effectively to help students learn? Come discover ideas for aligning iPad apps and activities with Marzano strategies that increase student achievement. You will explore classroom examples of model strategies and leave with a resource list of Marzano-aligned apps. Bring your own iPad.

Speakers
avatar for Kelli McCully

Kelli McCully

Instructional/Technology Integration Coach, Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District
Instructional/Technology Integration Coach at Northeast Metro 916 - Valley Crossing Community School
avatar for Scott Schwister

Scott Schwister

Technology Integration Specialist, Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District
Technology Integration Specialist at Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District


Sunday December 15, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway G

12:30pm

Assessing Technology Implementation
Want to know how your district compares to others in its technology use? Using five noncommercial online checklists, participants will complete a short but comprehensive assessment of technology implementation in their districts. This workshop will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, and give you the kernel of a plan prioritizing your efforts to make sure technology is making a difference to your staff and students. Bring a wi-fi enabled device.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Johnson

Doug Johnson

Director of Media and Technology, Mankato Area Public Schools
Director of Media and Technology at Mankato Area Public Schools and world wide speaker on information Literacy and author of the Blue Skunk Blog | Doug Johnson has been the Director of Libraries and Technology for the Mankato (MN) Public Schools since 1991 and has served as an adjunct faculty member of Minnesota State University since 1990. His teaching experience has included work in grades K-12 both here and in Saudi Arabia. He is the author... Read More →


Sunday December 15, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm
St. Croix

12:30pm

Build Literacy Success with Technology
Come learn ways iPads and other digital tools can be used in literacy instruction. You'll discover how to use an iPad to read and define text for struggling readers; how to create, capture and store quickwrites for future publication; and how to enhance two-column notes, summarization, collaborative writing and fluency checks with technology. You will walk away with practical solutions to use in your classroom. Bring a wi-fi enabled device.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Legatt

Jen Legatt

Library Media Specialist, Hopkins North Junior High
Jen Legatt is a media specialist and tech integrationist who is energized by engaging learners in meaningful, authentic ways. Envisioning how to expand learning experiences out of the walls and bells of traditional classrooms. Mom of two readers.


Sunday December 15, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway I

12:30pm

Creating E-Texts for Math and Science
Learn about electronic math and science textbooks that are based on the CK-12 flexbook model, assembled by teachers from central Minnesota schools, aligned to state standards and available to all schools. Participants will create a CK-12 account, learn how to import existing books into their account and edit the books for use in their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Marc Johnson

Marc Johnson

Executive Director, ECMECC
Marc Johnson is the Executive Director of the East Central Minnesota Educational Cable Cooperative, a telecommunications and technology cooperative of 14 K-12 school districts and one technical & community college in East Central Minnesota. Previous to this role, he taught middle and high school mathematics and college technology courses then transitioned into school technology integration and leadership roles. Marc is in his ninth year as ECMECC... Read More →


Sunday December 15, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Minnetonka

12:30pm

Designing Games with Scratch
Explore free tools and strategies to promote computational thinking. We'll look at a variety of video game design platforms and tools for promoting computational thinking, problem solving, creative expression and other higher-order thinking skills. After a brief orientation on building interactive programs using Scratch, you will create your own interactive game or program to share with the group.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Anderson

Carl Anderson

Art Instructor
Art Education, Alternative Education, Innovative Schooling, Education Technology, Equity Issues in Technology & Education


Sunday December 15, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway B

12:30pm

Differentiated Instruction + Technology
Learn how to take differentiated instruction to a new level by using innovative technology tools that promote 21st-century skills. Participants will discuss its role in professional development that supports 21st-century learning and compare notes on how it could enhance technology integration. They also will come away with a “So What” statement about what they have learned and at least one action item. Participants should bring their own laptop.

Speakers
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Vivian Johnson

Associate Dean/Professor, School of Education Hamline University
Associate Dean of Technology and Learning/Associate Professore at School of Education Hamline University |   |   | For more information and resources, go to http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/


Sunday December 15, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway E

12:30pm

Enhancing Teaching and Learning in STEM
See how educators can use the Mac and iPad to create and deliver engaging STEM content. You’ll learn how digital content can personalize learning and help students of all learning styles grasp challenging concepts. You'll explore a range of engaging STEM apps, Multi-Touch textbooks and learning materials available for the iPad, as well as the iTunes U catalog. May contain commercial content.

Speakers

Sunday December 15, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway A

12:30pm

Flip Your Classroom with Google
Using YouTube and the Google Apps for Education, you can flip learning for anytime, anywhere. Combine video with Google Forms and scripts to survey, personalize and differentiate instruction. Bring it all together with Google Sites as a place for you to host your flipped classroom. This session will feature work time to put your learning into practice.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Freisen

Ben Freisen

Digital Content Specialist, EdTechTeam
Ben is an Apple Teacher, Google Certified Innovator and Authorized Google Education Trainer. In 2010, Ben was named a TIES Exceptional Teacher. Ben is the Director of Professional Development for the EdTechTeam.
avatar for Molly Schroeder

Molly Schroeder

Director, Ed Tech Team
Molly Schroeder is a Global Digital Learning Specialist, Google Certified Teacher and Google Educator Trainer. She presents nationally and internationally at conferences, workshops and conventions on how to integrate Google Apps and other emerging technologies into learning. She tries to model Moonshot Thinking and Living in Beta to transform learning for teachers and students. Her background is in Elementary Education and she also holds a... Read More →


Sunday December 15, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm
North Star Ballroom A

12:30pm

Google Drive for School Administrators
Google Drive provides an excellent opportunity for collaboration. Participants will examine uses of Google Documents and Google Forms, exploring the collaborative features of Google Documents and practical ways to use them with school staff and the school community, along with learning how to use Google Forms for collecting data during walkthroughs, observations and other administrative tasks. Participants should have an active Google account.

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Little

Caroline Little

Director of Instructional Technology, Inver Grove Heights Community Schools


Sunday December 15, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Calhoun

12:30pm

iMovie in the iPad Classroom
Come see all you can do with iMovie and the iPad. We will review the basics of filming, learn how to use iMovie, explore equipment and storage options, examine grading rubrics, review possible projects for all ages and learn how to share movies. You will then practice applying these skills, view samples and brainstorm options for use in your classrooms. Bring your own iPad with the iMovie App downloaded.

Speakers
avatar for Dihanna Fedder

Dihanna Fedder

District Technology Integrationist, Pine City Public Schools
Dihanna is a mother of two sons and one four-legged genius. She taught Spanish for 26 years and holds a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on technology from the University of Minnesota. Dihanna is currently the High School Media Specialist and District Technology Integrationist at Pine City High School, Co-Junior Class Advisor, Senior Class Advisor and Homecoming Advisor. Pine City Public Schools has a 1:1 iPad Initiative for... Read More →


Sunday December 15, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway H

12:30pm

Interactive Video Conferencing in K-12 Classrooms
Explore interactive video conferencing for the K-12 classroom. You will learn what a video field trip is, where to find or arrange one and how to prepare your class. You will also hear about video conferencing opportunities offered by local organizations and see examples of how this technology is being tied directly to classroom curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Larson

Jon Larson

Technology Evangelist, ECMECC
Technology Integration Specialist at ECMECC - East Central Minnesota Educational Cable CooperativeIn 2008 Jon began supporting and encouraging staff of the East Central Minnesota Educational Cable Cooperative (ECMECC) schools as they integrate affective technology practices into their daily classroom activities. He actively supports moodle, google, personal devices, video conferencing, web2.0 tools and other emerging educational technologies... Read More →


Sunday December 15, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm
St. Croix

12:30pm

Project-Based Learning and Technology Integration
Deepen your understanding of project-based learning as a strategy to engage learners through real-world applications of knowledge. This workshop will explore a range of technology tools to support deeper inquiry and facilitate project management. You will engage in PBL practices as you consider tools to help students collaborate, brainstorm, research, think critically and create original content.

Speakers
avatar for Suzie Boss

Suzie Boss

National Faculty, Buck Institute for Education
I'm an education writer and consultant, focusing on project-based learning as a strategy to improve teaching and learning. I blog regularly for Edutopia.org about compelling projects and work with teachers internationally who are shifting their practice to emphasize projects that unleash student creativity, innovation, and community problem solving.


Sunday December 15, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Lake Superior A

12:30pm

Project-Based Learning and Technology Integration
Deepen your understanding of project-based learning as a strategy to engage learners through real-world applications of knowledge. This workshop will explore a range of technology tools to support deeper inquiry and facilitate project management. You will engage in PBL practices as you consider tools to help students collaborate, brainstorm, research, think critically and create original content. _x000B_

Speakers
avatar for Suzie Boss

Suzie Boss

National Faculty, Buck Institute for Education
I'm an education writer and consultant, focusing on project-based learning as a strategy to improve teaching and learning. I blog regularly for Edutopia.org about compelling projects and work with teachers internationally who are shifting their practice to emphasize projects that unleash student creativity, innovation, and community problem solving.


Sunday December 15, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Lake Superior A

12:30pm

Top Tools for the BYOD Classroom
This workshop is designed to introduce you to the plethora of web sites available that work on all devices, allowing your students to use the device they already own. We will also look at web sites that have accompanying apps. Some of the topics covered will be polling, communication, testing, information gathering, note taking and graphic design.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Director, lesliefisher.com
Leslie Fisher's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her... Read More →


Sunday December 15, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway F

12:30pm

Using iPads as Dynamic Teaching Tools
Discover effective and creative ways to use the iPad to support student learning and assessment. We'll share lesson presentation, organization and communication applications, as well as applications that encourage higher-level thinking skills while meeting state and national standards. Classroom management ideas, project samples and group discussion will help attendees feel confident about using the iPad for creation, not just consumption. Participants should bring their own iPad.

Speakers
avatar for Jenna Linskens

Jenna Linskens

Education Technology Integration Specialist & Trainer, Education TnT
Jenna Linskens is a Educational Technology Integration Specialist and Trainer to K-20 schools; a webinar presenter and national speaker. She provides project leadership and support to schools including staff development trainings and guidance on best practices for technology integration, instructional design, and e-learning. She was a graduate instructor in Educational Technology for seven years at Marian University, Wisconsin. Prior to Marian... Read More →


Sunday December 15, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Lake Superior B
 
Monday, December 16
 

8:00am

50 Web Tools for 21st-Century Skills
Tired of web sites and tools being thrown at you without context as to where they fit into the world of education? This fast-paced session will show some of the best free web tools for education and connect the tools to Bloom's Taxonomy and 21st-century skills.

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Raymo

Brandon Raymo

Assistant Director, Minnesota River Valley Education District
I am the Assistant Director of the Minnesota River Valley Education District in Montevideo, MN. I have been in this position for 3 years. Previous to coming to the MRVED, I taught high school social studies at Yellow Medicine East in Granite Falls, MN. I completed my undergraduate studies at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN (B.A. History, 5-12 license to teach social studies). I completed my graduate studies from Minnesota... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Lakeshore C

8:00am

A Day in a Technology-Saturated Classroom
From a SMART morning message to individualized math practice to literacy rotations and a classroom web site, see how one intermediate teacher improves learning in a technology-saturated classroom. See how we use iPod touches, netbooks, laptops, a web site, SMART Board, document camera and projector along with BYOD.

Speakers
avatar for Dawn French

Dawn French

Instructional Coach, Osseo Area Schools
Technology Integration | Leadership | Staff Development | Peer Coaching |
avatar for Jeremy Lewis

Jeremy Lewis

Math/Science Middle School Teacher, Osseo Area Schools


Monday December 16, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Greenway B/C

8:00am

Best Free Web Sites for Upper Elementary Classrooms
Looking for new, innovative web sites for your students? Two tech-savvy teachers will review at least 20 web sites to use in grades 3-6 and beyond. These sites cover several different content areas, and best of all, they are free, easy to use, student-tested and teacher-approved.

Speakers
avatar for Krista Isaacs

Krista Isaacs

3rd Grade Teacher, Lakeview Public Schools
I LOVE teaching and especially learning. I feel it is very important to continue to teach myself in order to teach my students. I graduated from South Dakota State with a degree in nutrition and then decided that teaching was my calling. I graduated from Dakota State University with my Elementary Education degree and from Southwest Minnesota State University with my Masters in Education. I have taught for five years and enjoy seeing how education... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Greenway F/G

8:00am

Digital Kids: A 1:1 Experience with Two Devices
Hear one educator's experience implementing 1:1 in the third grade. You'll hear how she used iPads during a one-year pilot and now Chromebooks and how the two compare. Examples of student work, videos and projects will be shown.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Geiger

Holly Geiger

Third Grade Teacher, Northland Pines (WI) School District
I am in my 22nd year of teaching. My experience has been in the third and fourth grade. I currently teach third grade. I think back to what was available for technology in my early years and compare it to the possibilities now. It can be really exciting to be a student today. I feel it is important to infuse technology into the classroom. It is motivating and engaging for the student. It is a huge part of their learning and I have seen it level... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Millennium Grand South

8:00am

Engage Learners Using Chromebooks
Learn how a middle school math teacher used Chromebooks to engage learners and increase achievement. Attendees will leave with ideas on how to integrate free technology tools and directions for creating their own assessments. Bring a device to participate.

Speakers
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Julie Hartinger

Teacher/ISF, Mounds View Public Schools
avatar for Susan Herder

Susan Herder

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Mounds View Public Schools
Susan is the Instructional Technology Coordinator for Mounds View Public Schools. A former middle school science teacher, she supports the integration of classroom sets of Chromebooks at all levels and provides support to the professional learning communities around this initiative. She is a Google for Education Certified Innovator and Google for Education Certified Trainer, bringing this experience to her trainings and professional... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Lake Superior A

8:00am

Engaging Readers with Technology
This session will explore web 2.0 tools for digital storytelling, podcasting and visual vocabulary that engage learners and guide them to deeper reading. Also shared will be resources for developing reading strategies along with collaborative work using Google tools.

Speakers
avatar for Sandy Wisneski

Sandy Wisneski

Teacher, Catalyst Charter Middle School
Sandy Wisneski is a lead teacher at Catalyst Charter Middle School in Ripon, WI. She is the district Webmaster, tech mentor, yearbook advisor as well as initial educator mentor. Over the past 40 years, she obtained her masters in reading, become certified as a Flat Classroom Teacher, a Graphite Certified Teacher, and BrainPOP Certified Educator. The summer of 2014 she attended Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy. She enjoys challenging... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Greenway H/I

8:00am

Exponential Times: Effective Digital-Age Learning
This lively presentation will take participants well into the 21st century. Examples of future jobs, entertainment and communication will be shared to illustrate this new digital world. Participants will be challenged to identify knowledge skills that will be integral to the success of 21st-century citizens’ lives.

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Smith

Kathryn Smith

CE0, EduWork - Digital Tutors
For more information and resources, go to http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/


Monday December 16, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Greenway A

8:00am

Flying Weather Balloons: A Soaring STEM Model
Investigate an exciting STEM model using weather balloons to teach students about the Earth’s atmosphere and its impact on everyday existence. Students are engaged in real-life problem-solving as they research and design a scientific payload, then use mobile technology to track the payload.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Reed

Jim Reed

Multimedia Instructor, Brainerd Public Schools
I have been a teacher for 22 years. I started teaching in Manitou Springs, CO where I taught fourth grade. I moved to MN in the summer of 1999 and have been in the Brainerd Public Schools since. I teach 7th grade multimedia at Forestview Middle School. My class focuses on digital photography, photo manipulation and video production. I'm always looking for a creative outlet for my never ending energy. Our high altitude balloon class fits that... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Greenway J

8:00am

Google Forms: Have You Form-ally Met?
Discover how to use Google Forms for education. Staff development, parent involvement, formative assessment and assignment organization are just a few just ways teachers can use this tool. We will look at a few helpful scripts, real-life examples and a step-by-step guide to getting started.

Speakers
avatar for Angie Kalthoff

Angie Kalthoff

Technology Integrationist, St. Cloud Area School District
Hi! I am a Technology Integrationist for the St.Cloud Area School District. I am also a Google Innovator and Code.org Affiliate. I like to learn from others and share my knowledge for fun. I think it is important to take learning into your own hands and seek out new information. I hope to be able to help you in your journey. I also enjoy traveling and meeting new people!


Monday December 16, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Millennium Grand Center

8:00am

Immersive Earth Curriculum for Planetariums
Explore the use of selected inquiry-based material developed for Immersive Earth, a partnership between NASA and the Bell Museum of Natural History. This program for middle school students includes classroom lessons and a planetarium program. These lessons can also be used in classrooms without the immersive technology.

Speakers
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DeLaura McLellan

Jackson Middle School Observatory Coordinator, Anoka-Hennepin School District


Monday December 16, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Great Lakes Ballroom A2-3

8:00am

iMovie, YouTube and the iPad
Learn more about creating projects and trailers for the classroom in this session on how students and staff at a high school regularly use iMovie and YouTube to create and share movies. We'll share examples of student-created videos using iMovie on the iPad.

Speakers
avatar for Dihanna Fedder

Dihanna Fedder

District Technology Integrationist, Pine City Public Schools
Dihanna is a mother of two sons and one four-legged genius. She taught Spanish for 26 years and holds a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on technology from the University of Minnesota. Dihanna is currently the High School Media Specialist and District Technology Integrationist at Pine City High School, Co-Junior Class Advisor, Senior Class Advisor and Homecoming Advisor. Pine City Public Schools has a 1:1 iPad Initiative for... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Millennium Grand North

8:00am

iOS Devices and Special Needs
This session will emphasis the benefits of using iOS devices with students with special needs, including speech disorders, autism and learning disabilities. The session will include personal perspectives from a student and a parent. May contain commercial content.

Speakers
avatar for David Treichel

David Treichel

Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, North Branch Area Public Schools


Monday December 16, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Regency

8:00am

Opening the Doors to Inquiry and Collaboration
See how a pile of white board markers and a free app could change the learning in your classroom into collaboration and intense inquiry. You'll discover how one classroom changed from individual science notebooks and thoughts to a true community of learners sharing insights and ideas with IdeaPaint and Evernote.

Speakers
avatar for Marlene Schoeneck

Marlene Schoeneck

Science Teacher, Parkers Prairie Public Schools
Teaching (particularly outdoors) and learning more about learning are my passions. I infuse technology wherever it makes sense, and now have an essentially paperless classroom. Perhaps it is a dichotomy, but in addition to connecting with technology, I try to connect kids with nature. I do a 5 day trip to South Dakota with all of our eighth grade students in the spring each year. Fun times and great learning!


Monday December 16, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

8:00am

Personal Learning Networks. How Do You Tap into Them?
The days of only getting classroom ideas from another teacher at your school is over. Now, the entire world of educators is at your disposal sharing their ideas tips and tricks! This session will introduce you to the top web tools for creating your personal learning network.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Director, lesliefisher.com
Leslie Fisher's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Lakeshore B

8:00am

Teach from the Beach? Connecting Beyond the Classroom
How can you connect with students when you aren't physically present? We will demonstrate how to use Todaysmeet, Screencast, Edmodo, Twitter, Facebook and more to connect. Even if you haven't dreamed of teaching from a beach, this session will help you engage students whether you are physically present or not.

Speakers
avatar for Callie Bush

Callie Bush

Science Teacher, IB Leader, Fridley IB World Schools
Hi! I currently teach 9th grade Physics at Fridley High School, but have taught a variety of sciences in grades 7-12 over the past 20 years. The focus of my professional practice is access and equity issues along with the use of standards-based assessment and grading practices. I am a self-proclaimed "techie-geek" and am constantly investigating ways technology can be used to make connections.
JM

Jim Miller

Math Teacher, Fridley IB World Schools
Math Teacher at Fridley Public Schools


Monday December 16, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Calhoun

8:00am

Tech Tools for Reading and Writing in Content Areas
How can I use 1:1 technology today? How can I fit reading and writing standards in my already crowded curriculum? Solve both problems with iPad and Windows collaboration tools that can be applied throughout the year and across the curriculum.

Speakers
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Maranda Emig

Tech Integration Specialist, Kingsland Public Schools
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Laura Gudmundson

Media Specialist, Computer/Media teacher, Kingsland Public Schools


Monday December 16, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Lake Superior B

8:00am

Technology in Elementary Music
Learn about the tech tools an elementary music teacher is using to increase student learning. We'll consider daily video minilessons, student-created iBooks and videos, Moodle for practice at home, ePortfolios, iPad stations and augmented reality. Many ideas are useful for other subjects, too.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Krueger

Katie Krueger

Elementary Music Teacher and Digital Learning Coach, Byron Public Schools
This is my 10th year teaching elementary music in Byron, MN. Throughout my career, I have always been one to try out new technologies as they become available. After using a shared set of iPads for two years, I am now in my second year with my own classroom set. This is my third year as a Digital Learning Coach - one of three teachers in my building with the role. It is exciting to help my colleagues integrate the skills of the future into... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Skyway

8:00am

The Learning Studio: A Model for Transforming Teaching
Learn how one district transformed four second-grade classrooms into one Learning Studio where teachers and students work collaboratively in a unique space filled with technology, 21st-century skills and STEaM. Hear how it has changed our teaching and learning, and take away resources to begin transforming your classroom or school.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hauswirth

Jennifer Hauswirth

2nd Grade Teacher, Columbia Heights Public Schools
avatar for Carolyn Teichner

Carolyn Teichner

2nd Grade Teacher, North Park Elementary
This is my 10th year teaching second grade. I have an undergraduate degree from University of Wisconsin- Madison in Elementary Education and a Master of Arts from Hamline University, with a certificate in EL for the Mainstream Teacher. I am currently working in a 21st century Learning Studio with four other licensed teachers. We have about 90 second grade students in our collaborative classroom.


Monday December 16, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Minnetonka

8:00am

The Technology-Enhanced Elementary Classroom
Learn about tools and services used in a technology-enhanced elementary classroom from classroom teachers and a tech integrationist who have pioneered digital education in a low-income school setting. We'll discuss tools, processes and the reasons behind these decisions for digital ELA, collaborative writing, video creation and BYOD integration.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Blanchard

Dave Blanchard

21st Century Skills & Modern Technology Teacher, Cambridge-Isanti Schools
I am a 21st Century Skills and Technology teacher in the wonderful Cambridge-Isanti School District. During my day job, I get to spark the minds of young leaners (k-5) and generate excitement about learning and the 4Cs! My nights are filled with grad school focusing on Instructional Design/Adult Learning and Technology Integration.I am very excited to have the opportunity to teach in a time where incredible technology is in the hands of young... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Greenway D/E

8:00am

Classroom Video Technology: Where Is It Going?
VGA, the video standard most of us have used for many years, is starting to fade into the past as new technologies emerge. We'll review new video technologies and discuss their implications for K-12 schools. May contain commercial content

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Monday December 16, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Nokomis

8:00am

Filtering and Archiving for Google Apps
Looking for a safe and secure CIPPA compliant atmosphere for Google Apps? Come see Gaggle, where filtering of inappropriate content and pornographic images is our passion. We’ll also show you our cloud-based archiving solution for Google Apps. May contain commercial content

Speakers

Monday December 16, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Isles

8:00am

The Future of Learning Is Here
We will explore a range of the latest and greatest in futuristic educational technology, including Google Glass, social networking, MOOCs, gamification, augmented reality, learning analytics and more.

Speakers
AV

Andrew Vanden-Heuvel

Online Science Teacher, Michigan Virtual School


Monday December 16, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Lakeshore A

9:00am

Keynote- Marc Prensky: New Basics and a New Balance for a New Age
What is the goal of 21st century education?  What should it be?  What should we be  teaching our kids? What role does technology play?  What is the role of human teachers in an Internet -based world?

Prensky will address these and other big questions about 21st century education. Bring your thinking caps and “yes-but” questions!

 

Speakers

Monday December 16, 2013 9:00am - 10:15am
Nicollet A/B/C/D

11:00am

Ask an Expert
An open forum for staff using TIES Student Information System to ask questions and get on-the-spot answers from the experts at TIES._x000B_ 


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:25am
TIES Booth

11:00am

Grading by Standard
Learn about the latest grading by standards enhancements, including the new Standards Manager._x000B_ 

Speakers

Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:25am
TIES Booth

11:00am

A Complete 1:1 Solution for Schools
Implementing a 1:1 solution in your school requires far more thought than simply buying the devices. Learn about network infrastructure, professional development, device management, curriculum content and more. May contain commercial content

Speakers
avatar for FirstTech

FirstTech

Education Technology Specialist, FirstTech, Inc.
21st-Century Classroom technology hardware and software.


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Greenway F/G

11:00am

A Middle School's First Year with 1:1 iPads
What happens when 7,000 students get iPads? How did it happen? What were the challenges? Learn about Farmington Public School's journey and the work done in the middle school media centers to support this initiative.

Speakers
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Barbara Theirl

Media Specialist, Farmington Public Schools


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

11:00am

ABCs of a 1:1 Digital Learning Initiative
Learn how Spring Lake Park Schools implemented digital learning for students and staff through an iPad/iPod Touch 1:1 digital learning initiative. You will be taken on an implementation journey from A to Z of a 1:1 digital learning environment to improve student achievement and engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Jerelyne Nemanich

Jerelyne Nemanich

Coordinator of Learning Technology, Spring Lake Park Schools


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Great Lakes Ballroom C

11:00am

Blending Technologies: Let the Learning Begin
Transform your classroom into an active learning environment! Learn how you can create a mash-up of technologies and build easy-to-manage lessons for students to take charge of their learning journey in a way that’s tailored to their learning style. This presentation is for blenders, flippers and any teacher who has passion for differentiated instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Fruin

Carolyn Fruin

Program Manager - School of Ed, Capella University
I am excited to have the opportunity to develop professional development and degree programs for integrating instructional technology into the classroom - making sure its not "just another fad". I spent 20 years as a DIY teacher and am glad to finally be able to contribute to the larger community of edtech teachers and learners!


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Lake Superior A

11:00am

Developing an iOS App
Curious about iOS app development? This session will take you from conception through publishing in the App Store. The presenter will walk through the process using one of his own apps while addressing some of the many challenges associated with developing native iOS apps.

Speakers
avatar for T. J. Fletcher

T. J. Fletcher

Web Developer, TIES
I'm currently a web developer at TIES where I get to work on our cutting edge web-based applications. Prior to this, I was an Education Technology Coordinator at TIES where I was able to offer workshops in our state of the art training center. In a past life, I taught chemistry and web development to high school students, promoting collaboration while creating and deploying innovative digital media and interactive learning resources. I encouraged... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Calhoun

11:00am

Digital Citizenship with Common Sense Media
Explore the free digital literacy and citizenship curriculum offered by Common Sense Media to help educators empower their students and their school communities to be safe, responsible and savvy as they navigate the digital world.

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avatar for Troy Reynolds

Troy Reynolds

Technology Coordinator, Win-E-Mac ISD 2609
I have been teaching for only four short years. In that time I have worked very heavily with technology integration and the use of SMART Boards and iPads. I was fortunate enough to be hired this year at Win-E-Mac for their 1:1 iPad roll out in grades 10-12. Each staff member received an iPad and an AppleTV to use in their teaching, and the district purchased four carts to be used in grades K-9. We are still learning how to integrate the iPads... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Minnetonka

11:00am

Digital Immersive Learning Experiences That Support K-5 Standards
Teachers who use interactive immersive learning experiences that support K-5 standards in school planetariums will share examples that have made a difference and have helped students master difficult concepts.

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Sarah Komperud

Planetarium Educator, Bell Museum of Natural History


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Great Lakes Ballroom A2-3

11:00am

Digital Storytelling: Bridging Generational Gaps
Digital storytelling helps students explore the meaning of shared experiences. This session will provide an overview of digital storytelling curriculum, cross-curricular possibilities, examples of student work and stories from both teacher and student perspectives.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Bullen

Rebecca Bullen

Visual and Media Arts Instructor, Crosswinds Arts and Science School
Prior to joining the Crosswinds Arts and Science School Rebecca was a Media Arts Instructor and Education Specialist at Perpich Center for Arts Education. She has also worked with the non-profit organization TVbyGIRLS as associate director, youth program co-director, producer and teacher. Some of her passions (and talents) include writing arts curriculum, designing classes and workshops, media literacy and producing and editing. Rebecca has a BFA... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Greenway H/I

11:00am

Digital Writing with Google Apps and the Web
Digitize the writing process with Google Apps for Education. In this session, we will walk through prewriting, drafting, editing, revising and publishing, all with Google Apps. We will also explore other Web 2.0 ways that you can publish digital writing across all grade levels.

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Tracy Purdy

Director of Online Learning, EdTechTeam
Tracy Purdy has been a 4th grade and 6th grade teacher for the past 12 years. She has had a one to one Chromebook Classroom for the past two years and is continually working on creating a paperless classroom. Tracy is a Google Certified Teacher and also was a TIES Exceptional teacher in 2011.


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Millennium Grand Center

11:00am

Embracing BYOD: Vision, Planning and Implementation
Students are bringing mobile devices to school whether the rules allow them or not. We'll talk about some reasons to encourage student-owned devices and how to plan and implement a successful BYOD initiative.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Wilson

Tim Wilson

Chief Technology Officer, ISD279 — Osseo Area Schools
Tim Wilson has been Chief Technology Officer for ISD 279 – Osseo Area Schools since 2008. Before becoming one of the first CTOs in Minnesota, Tim was Director of Technology for Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools, Technology Integration Specialist for the Hopkins School District, and a physics and chemistry teacher at Henry Sibley High School in Mendota Heights, MN. A lifelong technology enthusiast, Tim began his technology career while teaching... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Nicollet D

11:00am

Gamification and Game-Based Learning
Learn how to improve learning by applying game design concepts to your instruction and by integrating gaming into your curriculum. This session will cover gamification techniques (e.g., badges and leader boards), and how to find educational games and tools for creating digital games.

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Cahill

Caitlin Cahill

Instructional Technology Coach, Orono Schools
Caitlin is the online learning specialist for the Orono public school district and serves as an executive committee member for the Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum. Caitlin has run her own MOOC called Tech Tools for Teachers, a project-based professional development course for educators. With a background in graphic communications and information technology, Caitlin helps teachers and organizations design digital learning... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Nicollet B/C

11:00am

How to Host a Student-Led Technology Conference
Discover a great way to show your community how students are using technology in your school. We will discuss conference logistics, equipment organization and preparing students for a student-led technology conference. Students will give a short presentation on their experiences.

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Joe Melde

3rd Grade Teacher, ISD 199
3rd Grade Teacher at Inver Grove Heights Community Schools


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Harriett

11:00am

iBooks Author: Providing a Window to the Web Using the HTML Widget
See how the HTML widget can be used in iBooks Author to bring web resources into your iBook. May contain commercial content.

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Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Regency

11:00am

IGNITE! iPads in the Elementary Classroom
Four presenters have eight minutes and 25 slides advancing every 20 seconds to share their excitement and ignite yours for iPads in the elementary classroom. Join this energetic, fast-paced session to be inspired to learn more.

Speakers
avatar for Kristy Ardinger

Kristy Ardinger

4th Grade Teacher, Edina Public School
I am currently a 4th grade teacher in the Edina Public School district. I love learning about new technologies and experimenting with how I can use these tools in my classroom. I am a Google Certified Teacher and have been a Integration and Technology Specialist in the Edina School district. In my spare time I love spending time outdoors running, camping and hiking.
avatar for Mary Kurvers

Mary Kurvers

Technology Integration Coach, Rush City Schools
I have been an educator for 18 years and am currently a Technology Integration Coach with a small school district in East Central Minnesota where I assist teachers and students in grades PreK-12 with integrating technology into their classrooms. I believe that we can truly enhance education of all ages through the purposeful use of technology. I have also been involved in the creation of two digital textbooks using the CK12 Flexbook platform... Read More →
avatar for Erik Queen

Erik Queen

Teacher/Technology Integrationist, Metro Deaf School
Erik began teaching students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing 9 years ago. During the last 9 years, he has taught students from Kindergarten to 12th grade, as a classroom teacher as well as a technology teacher. Currently, he teaches technology classes at Metro Deaf School, seeking to teach students how to use technology through activities integrated with subject matter they are covering in other classes. He also supports the staff at Metro... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Great Lakes Ballroom B

11:00am

In Plain English: Creating How-to Videos
See how a second-grade class used the Common Craft style to create In Plain English how to videos. We will share the steps to go from a paper product to a video presentation, how to set up props and record the videos, and how students collaborated on this project.

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Pierson

Shelly Pierson

Library Media Center Director, School District of Altoona
I am passionate about learning and student centered classrooms, creating environments where students challenge themselves and each other, and where students and staff feel inspired.


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Lake Superior B

11:00am

Instruction and Assessment in a 1:1 Environment
Come learn from teacher leaders about the changes and successes experienced in going 1:1 in a large suburban public high school. We'll cover lessons learned, instructional improvements, electronic assessment and the impact on student experience. Examples of successful lessons and assessments will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Nelson

Jennifer Nelson

Teacher, Eden Prairie Schools
I am having a BLAST back in the classroom after 10 years of Technology Integration at a building & district levels. Teaching in a 1:1, figuring out formative & summative assessment in a digital age, balancing parenting & classroom expectations and finding time for a little fly fishing rounds out the days of my life. I'm looking for ideas to get robotics & coding into the lives of kids and energizing creative thinking & learning.


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Nicollet A

11:00am

Is 1:1 the Only Way in Science?
Join peers as they share their 1:1 pilot experiences and how they have adapted the available technology to fit the science classroom even without a 1:1 environment. Bring your iPad or Chrome- enabled device and take away apps and ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Robin Indermuehle

Robin Indermuehle

Teacher, Northland Pines School District
I love to learn new things! I tell my students that I'm like a big two year old- always asking why. That is one of the reasons I love science so much! Technology just adds another dimension to my curiosity.
avatar for Ann Perry

Ann Perry

HS Advisor/PLP Coordinator, School of Options and Applied Research (SOAR)
I currently live in Sayner, WI with my husband and our two daughters. When in the north woods I love to spend time outdoors with my family hiking, swimming, biking, kayaking, snow-shoeing, and hunting. In the summers I travel to Door County to clean cottages and engage in another one of my passions; sailing. Occasionally, I get to sneak away (with students) to the Bahamas or Baja for snorkeling and free-diving.


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Millennium Grand South

11:00am

Lowering Device Cost and Extending Life with Linux
Get an update on the Bismarck Public Schools' low-cost, Ubuntu Linux-driven netbook initiative. We'll discuss how we are continuing to grow our Ubuntu Linux device population and how we are extending the age of devices with Linux.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Preabt

Aaron Preabt

Technology Project Leader, Bismarck Public Schools


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Greenway J

11:00am

Make Your Life in District Technology Easier
Make life in your technology department easier and possibly save your district headaches and money with some of the tools we'll discuss in this session. We'll look at next generation firewalls, bandwidth management, directory authentication, imaging Mac and machines, network management tools, and wireless authentication.

Speakers
avatar for Jacob Quade

Jacob Quade

Network/Information Technology Manager, Mankato Area Public Schools


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Minnehaha

11:00am

Minnesota's Collaborative Curriculum Initiative
Learn about Minnesota's statewide collaborative curriculum initiative. We'll cover the history of the project, available curriculum, where you can get it and how you can join ongoing projects in all subject areas. These courses are developed by Minnesota teachers and shared with a Creative Commons license.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Fila

Jon Fila

Curriculum Coordinator, Intermediate District 287
Curriculum Coordinator for ISD 287, OER, digital curriculum resources and professional development in blended, digital, and just-in-time teaching. Curriculum developer, trainer and support for the MN Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum. Teaches English 12 online for Northern Star Online.


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Lakeshore B

11:00am

Moving Beyond the Flipped Classroom
The flipped classroom has become a way for teachers to transform their role in the classroom and adopt well-established models of student-centered teaching. Come hear from a panel of experts in learning spaces, technology, and instruction address the opportunity we have to help teachers make this transition.

Speakers
avatar for Suzie Boss

Suzie Boss

National Faculty, Buck Institute for Education
I'm an education writer and consultant, focusing on project-based learning as a strategy to improve teaching and learning. I blog regularly for Edutopia.org about compelling projects and work with teachers internationally who are shifting their practice to emphasize projects that unleash student creativity, innovation, and community problem solving.
avatar for Kristin Daniels

Kristin Daniels

Innovation Coordinator, Cambridge-Isanti Schools
I am a former classroom teacher (middle school science) who transitioned into a technology integration role in 2006. My passions are collaboration and innovation in the hopes of helping teachers to shift their thinking towards creating more student-centered classrooms and schools. I have a B.A in Psychology from Northwestern University and an M.Ed in Elementary Education from DePaul University. I have been “flipping” professional... Read More →
avatar for Randy Fielding

Randy Fielding

Architect & Change Agent for Creative Learning Communities, Fielding Nair International
I'm on a life-long mission to freeing learners everywhere to direct their own learning, work collaboratively, and invent new solutions to change the world. Sketching on a tablet while video conferencing with team mates and clients is fun. I also love to go out to coffee in the morning at Sparrow Cafe with my wife Kris and walk around Lake Harriet with friends and family,
avatar for Jen Hegna

Jen Hegna

Director of Information and Learning Technology, Byron Public School Schools
Director of Information and Learning Technology for Byron Public Schools(MN). I am a dreamer, collaborator, and a learning addict!
avatar for Andy Pethan

Andy Pethan

Teacher, Byron High School
Andy Pethan, high school math teacher. I believe learning should be fun, challenging, and managed by students. My current tools include PBL, flipping, hybrids, programming, lecture, peer instruction, and gamification.


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Lakeshore C

11:00am

Professional Learning for the 21st-Century Teacher
Engaging educators and enhancing professional learning must be differentiated for the 21st-century teacher. Learn how one district is creating excitement and energy around technology integration with creative, multimodal professional development and how we support professional learning communities to increase capacity and develop teacher leaders.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Ament

Michelle Ament

Director of Instruction and Professional Learning, Eden Prairie Schools
Passionate about innovative and creative ideas which are leading to the transformation and personalization of learning & teaching in a 1:1 technology environment.


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Skyway

11:00am

Reinventing the Field Trip for the 21st Century
Come see how technology can enhance personalized learning experiences in a museum setting and act as a catalyst for learning back in the classroom. Participants will explore the Minnesota History Center's new model for field trips, Play the Past.

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Jen Sly

Manager of Digital Learning & Assessment, Minnesota Historical Society
Jennifer Sly leads the new Digital Learning and Assessment group at the Minnesota Historical Society. Other projects she has led are the Play the Past and “Reinventing the Field Trip for the 21st Century” projects.  For the past 15 years, Jennifer has worked at the intersection of technology and education in informal learning environments.  Jennifer has a B.A. from St. Olaf College in Math and Music and an M.P.A. from the... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
St. Croix

11:00am

SMART Board Basics – Welcome Aboard!
Are you new to the SMART Board? Learn the basics of navigating the SMART Board environment including an overview of the board, using SMART Ink tools, and the basics of SMART Notebook software. You’ll leave this session with a good foundation to begin your SMART Board journey!

Speakers
avatar for Geri Feiock

Geri Feiock

Learning & Technology Integrationist, District 196 Rosemount - Apple Valley - Eagan
Geri brings her experiences as a Google for Education Certified Innovator & Trainer, SMART Certified Education Trainer, SMART Exemplary Educator, and former high school math teacher to each of her presentations. She provides ongoing training and support to K-12 teachers and staff and is actively involved in the global Google and SMART communities. You’re certain to leave her sessions with your own "takeaways" to start using right away!


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Greenway B/C

11:00am

Steps to Help You Flip Your Classroom
Learn the steps for flipping your classroom from a high school science teacher who did it with small steps, stages and phases. You'll hear about the technology used, discussions with administration and pitfalls to avoid. _x000B__x000B_

Speakers
avatar for Lee Graves

Lee Graves

Teacher, St. Francis Public Schools
I have been teaching science for 12 years. I also am a professional development teacher, teaching differentiated instruction and how to increase the school and home connections. I am also flipping my science classroom, which has been a wonderful adventure.


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Greenway D/E

11:00am

Transforming Middle School Math With iPads
Discover how iPads are transforming the math classroom, getting everyone involved and speaking the math language. You'll learn how to apply iPads to the classroom, creating interactive tasks that lead to students gaining knowledge, confidence and collaborative abilities.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Ramsay

Liz Ramsay

7th grade teacher, LaCrosse (WI) School District
Transform how students learn math through the creation and sharing of iBooks using the math workshop model in Book Creator. It incorporates collaborative learning, teacher modeling, student-led, and differentiation. iBooks vary from individual notebooks to class projects. Learn how iBooks fuse cooperative learning, differentiation, and math practices. | | Participants will see multiple examples of how students are constructing iBooks... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Millennium Grand North

11:00am

“To Be or Not to Be”... a Techie English Teacher
There are hundreds of tools and applications to enhance the English classroom. But with so many options, where do you start? This session has the answers! You'll discover practical resources to integrate technology and 21st-century skills into your classroom.

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avatar for Julie Thomas

Julie Thomas

Teacher, Westonka Public Schools
Julie is completing her 9th year teaching 7th Grade Language Arts at Grandview Middle School in Mound, MN. Julie constantly seeks opportunities to incorporate technology in her classroom and personalize learning for her students. She has flipped her classes and is currently teaching in a self-paced learning environment. As a member of TILT (Technology Integration Learning Team), she appreciates the ability to collaborate with her peers to bring... Read More →
avatar for Kristin Wallace

Kristin Wallace

Secondary Technology Integrationist, Westonka Public Schools
I am a Technology Integrationist in the Westonka Public Schools. My mission is to engage, enhance and empower learners through our 1:1 Chromebook initiative. My main focus is to find ways technology can personalize learning and enhance skills. As an English teacher with 23 years of experience, I have a passion for storytelling. For the past five years, I have been actively integrating technology into my personal live and classroom. I document... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Greenway A

11:00am

Next Generation Wireless: Are You Ready?
The use of mobile devices has challenged school IT organizations to provide the freedom to use any device, while enforcing stringent security. Come see how Cisco meets this challenge with the Bring Your Own Device Wireless Solution for Education. May contain commercial content

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Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Nokomis

11:00am

Reading for Meaning--Fluently
Learn how to develop fluency, support vocabulary and promote comprehension by combining the powerful, research-based strategies of teacher modeling, repeated reading and progress monitoring. Accelerate the reading achievement of Title I, special education, ELL and mainstream students using these research-proven strategies. May contain commercial content.

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avatar for Read Naturally, Inc.

Read Naturally, Inc.

Senior Solutions Manager, Read Naturally, Inc.


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Isles

11:00am

A Gadget Freak's Favorite Gadgets
Are you a gadget-head who likes to bring new ideas into the classroom? The past year has seen some really great technology innovations, so come have fun and learn about all of the bright, shiny new web sites, apps and gadgets that are currently rocking our world.

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avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Director, lesliefisher.com
Leslie Fisher's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Lakeshore A

11:00am

Everyone Can Code
Learn how the Computer Science Teachers Association can change your classroom. Participants will get teaching strategies, plus access to relevant resources and research as well as professional development opportunities in computer science.

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Cindy Drahos

Business Instructor, CSTA MN Gopher State


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Poster Table 6

11:00am

Google's 20% in the Classroom
See how we implemented our version of our Google's 20% philosophy in our Social Studies classroom, giving students the chance to explore a project outside the assigned curriculum. Learn about our successes and challenges as we broaden student choice and autonomy in the classroom.

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avatar for Carla Staffa

Carla Staffa

Co-Director of Digital Learning, American School of Warsaw
I love to learn about Educational Technology in every facet offered. I keep myself busy by diving into all things Google - as they keep changing - and have transformed the world of Education. I am a former trainer for Apple, a consultant for TED-Ed and a recovering secondary social studies teacher. I enjoy walking along side the tentative technology adopters as they gain comfort with their learning and pushing the high fliers out there towards... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Poster Table 1

11:00am

Math with One iPad in a Primary Classroom
Discover the engagement that happens when one iPad is incorporated into primary math stations and lessons. We will share ideas and apps we have used with a single iPad to reinforce math concepts. Come learn how one iPad can really make a difference.

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Lori Heinz

Teacher, Monticello Public Schools
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Deb Lovegren

Teacher, Monticello Public Schools


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Poster Table 3

11:00am

Propelled Classroom: Modifying the Elementary Flip
Typical flipped classrooms require home network access and highly independent learners. Often these two variables make elementary flipped classrooms a challenge. Hear what one teacher has tried in the fifth grade, and engage in conversation about successes and challenges.

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avatar for Matthew Wigdahl

Matthew Wigdahl

5th Grade Teacher, Flynn Elementary School
Currently in my 14th year of teaching at the elementary level, I have always been committed to bringing my students to the cutting edge of technology. I attribute my excitement and expertise to the day my dad brought home a TI-99/4A computer and I started writing BASIC code back in the early 80s - and I have tried to give my students that same jump-start. | I have proficiency in Flipped classrooms, iPad 1:1 implementation, Google Drive... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Poster Table 5

11:00am

SAMR: Taking It Deeper
We will take a closer look at the SAMR model for technology integration. By starting with substitution and moving through augmentation, modification and redefinition, we have the opportunity to transform the way students learn. Explore classroom examples, apps, programs and activities that fit into each level of the model.

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Diane Clements

Technology Continuous Improvement Coach, Spring Lake Park School District


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Poster Table 4

11:00am

ThingLink for Teaching, Learning and Sharing
Discover how ThingLink facilitates teaching, learning and sharing in the classroom. ThingLink gives students a platform to annotate images with captions and text or links to web pages, videos and more. Explore work from Language Arts and Social Studies classes that highlights various uses for this unique tool.

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avatar for Heather J. Palmer

Heather J. Palmer

Media Specialist, Edina Public Schools
I am a Media Specialist and the Chair of the Jane Addams Children's Book Award Committee. I am passionate about service-learning, peace education and technology.


Monday December 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Poster Table 2

11:25am

Ask an Expert
An open forum for staff using TIES Student Information System to ask questions and get on-the-spot answers from the experts at TIES._x000B_ 


Monday December 16, 2013 11:25am - 11:50am
TIES Booth

11:25am

New Features in the TIES Data Warehouse
Explore how the TIES Data Warehouse can help district leaders track key performance indicators with easy-to-use dashboards of information.

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Monday December 16, 2013 11:25am - 11:50am
TIES Booth

12:15pm

Ask an Expert
An open forum for staff using TIES Student Information System to ask questions and get on-the-spot answers from the experts at TIES._x000B_ 


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 12:40pm
TIES Booth

12:15pm

New Online Enrollment
Take a look at new way for districts to allow parents to register their children online to attend a school in their district. See how these new features can save your district time and money while streamlining the process of enrolling new students.


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 12:40pm
TIES Booth

12:15pm

50 Sites to Great Instruction
This high-energy presentation will use web sites as a springboard to examine great classroom instruction and the philosophies behind exemplary technology integration across all subject areas. Participants will leave with outstanding free resources, scores of integration ideas and the inspiration to reshape the classroom experience.

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avatar for Mark Garrison

Mark Garrison

Director of Technology & Innovation, White Bear Lake Area Schools
Mark Garrison is an innovative educator and a passionate advocate for technology in education. He is currently the Director of Technology for White Bear Lake Area Schools in Minnesota. Garrison earned a Masters in Learning Technologies at the University of Minnesota. He is also a Google Certified Teacher and one of 15 Youtube Star Teachers worldwide. His varied teaching background spans 17 years focused on upper elementary in addition to First... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Nicollet A

12:15pm

Breaking Down the Walls with Student Blogs
Want to give the world a window into your math classroom? Student blogs are the glass you need! This session will explore how students are flipping learning and making thinking visible through the use of math blogs.

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avatar for Mary Moran

Mary Moran

Osseo Area Schools
I love my job teaching 6th grade in a STEM magnet school, and am always willing to try out something new. Where I often fail, students succeed!
avatar for Andrea Wilson Vazquez

Andrea Wilson Vazquez

Technology Integration Specialist, Osseo Area Schools
Technology integration specialist, blogger, coder, co-teacher / collaborator, lifelong learner, and edtech enthusiast!


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Lakeshore C

12:15pm

Building and Running a Shared Data Center for Less
Learn about a data center shared by 13 school districts serving over 30,000 students that uses both commercial and open-source solutions for SAN, VMs, NAS, video distribution, LMS and more and is maintained by a part-time network administrator. You'll gain strategies and insight into solutions.

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avatar for Marc Johnson

Marc Johnson

Executive Director, ECMECC
Marc Johnson is the Executive Director of the East Central Minnesota Educational Cable Cooperative, a telecommunications and technology cooperative of 14 K-12 school districts and one technical & community college in East Central Minnesota. Previous to this role, he taught middle and high school mathematics and college technology courses then transitioned into school technology integration and leadership roles. Marc is in his ninth year as ECMECC... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Minnehaha

12:15pm

Connecting MinecraftEDU to Your Lessons
Check out the simple yet revolutionary video game MinecraftEDU. Learn what makes it so useful and how teachers are employing it. You'll discover how you can connect with your students virtually to teach your current content in a whole new way.

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avatar for Andy Dauer

Andy Dauer

Teacher, Fridley IB World Schools
Andy Dauer teaches first grade at Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School in Fridley, MN. He enjoys being outside to hunt and fish with family. He also enjoys playing computer games, especially minecraft. He has recently developed an enjoyement for frisbee golf and tries to get out to play whenever possible. Andy and his wife are expecting their first child at the end of December around the same time as the TIES conference. He is very excited... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Lake Superior B

12:15pm

Creating Mobile Apps
The whole world has gone app crazy, but how does an app actually get made? In this session, we'll see a variety of tools for making apps for your classroom or, better yet, teaching programming skills to your students so that they can make simple apps of their own.

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Andrew Vanden-Heuvel

Online Science Teacher, Michigan Virtual School


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Calhoun

12:15pm

Digital Immersive Learning Experiences That Support Secondary (6-12) Standards
Teachers who use interactive immersive learning experiences that support grades 6-12 standards in school planetariums will share examples that have made a difference and have helped students master difficult concepts.

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Sarah Komperud

Planetarium Educator, Bell Museum of Natural History
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DeLaura McLellan

Jackson Middle School Observatory Coordinator, Anoka-Hennepin School District


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A2-3

12:15pm

Engaging Students with a Cart of iPads
Listen to a technology integrationist and educators discuss the challenges of sharing a cart of iPads across grades and disciplines. Participants will learn how apps and web sites can be used to create innovative lessons and leave with specific examples to engage students in any setting.

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avatar for Deanna Kovash

Deanna Kovash

Technology Integrationist, Perham-Dent Schools


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Lakeshore B

12:15pm

Enticing Struggling Readers to Read a Good Nook
E-readers invite the reluctant reader to get into books. Nooks are an easily managed and cost-effective way to get all students reading. Find out why and how we began circulating Nooks in our school library and how you can do the same.

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avatar for Bonnie Fahning

Bonnie Fahning

Third Grade Teacher,
avatar for Kate Tinguely

Kate Tinguely

K-5 Media Specialist, Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools
I have been in the business of educating kids for 19 years. I am also a "connected" K-5 Library Media Specialist who blogs, pushes books and loves integrating tech with students and my 3 boys at home!


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Minnetonka

12:15pm

Fabulous and Free Multimedia Tools for Education
This high-energy session will explore over 25 free, high-quality and copyright-friendly resources for enriching and polishing handouts, presentations and multimedia projects for students and teachers. Included will be fonts, images, prerecorded audio and video resources, and tools for creating customized audio files.

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avatar for Tina Monosmith

Tina Monosmith

Principal, Saint Rose of Lima School
Tina Rosenthal Monosmith is currently the principal of Saint Rose of Lima Catholic School in Roseville, MN. Tina has held a variety of roles throughout her career in education, including six years as a classroom teacher. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in secondary education and theology from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she also accepted a full fellowship to complete her Master of Arts in Catholic Studies. She is... Read More →
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Wendy Wolfe

Technology Integrationist & Social Studies Teacher, Totino-Grace High School
Wendy Wolfe has a M.A. in Educational Technology and Adult learners. She is in her 20th year of teaching Social Studies (17th at Totino-Grace High School), has published US Government curriculum through EMC Publishing, serves as an educational technology consultant to the Minnesota Historical Society, and teaches graduate courses in Classroom Technology for Concordia University St. Paul and Saint Mary’s University of MN. | | As the... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Lake Superior A

12:15pm

Flipping Middle School Math
After one year of flipping a middle school math program with limited technology devices, the presenters will share the ups and downs of this successful math flip and how to combine screenr, Edmodo, SIS and ScreenChomp. They'll also share some student testimonials.

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Sandy Forster

Mathematical Teacher, Becker Public Schools


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Greenway B/C

12:15pm

Flipping the Elementary Classroom
Hear how flipped instruction is being used in a second-grade classroom to facilitate instruction. Teachers will share what flipped instruction looks like and how it is being used across content areas. Highlighted will be how this approach is benefiting ELL students.

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avatar for Meredith Shafer

Meredith Shafer

2nd Grade Teacher, Columbia Heights Public Schools
I am a second grade teacher in my seventh year of teaching. I have an undergraduate degree from Purdue University and a Master of Arts from Hamline University. I have worked as a gifted cluster teacher for the past five years and hold a certificate in gifted education from Hamline. I am currently working in a 21st century Learning Studio with five other licensed teachers. We have over 95 second grade students in our collaborative classroom. I... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Great Lakes Ballroom B

12:15pm

Good Shocks: Antifragile Schools with Technology
In his recent book "Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder," Nassim Nicholas Taleb argues for redesigning our lives and systems to be more resilient in an increasingly volatile world. Explore Taleb’s notion of antifragility and its implications for schools and learners, including educational technology as a source of healthy volatility.

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avatar for Scott Schwister

Scott Schwister

Technology Integration Specialist, Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District
Technology Integration Specialist at Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Greenway A

12:15pm

Google Drive Add-ons to Take Back to School
Google Drive recently integrated a large number of applications to boost creativity and collaboration. What add-ons are worth using in your classroom? Learn what third-party Google Drive apps can leverage how you organize and develop learning experiences through the web.

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avatar for Eric Simmons

Eric Simmons

Director of Technology, Princeton Public Schools
Eric is the Director of Technology for Princeton Public Schools in Princeton, Minnesota and a Google for Education Certified Innovator. A former social studies teacher, he has supported technology integration in K-12 settings, and a 1:1 iPad middle school. His recent interests include leveraging digital content and geographic connections for student exploration through YouTube and Google Map tools. Eric wants to learn anything that can make him... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Millennium Grand Center

12:15pm

How to Host a Student-Led Technology Conference
Discover a great way to show your community how students are using technology in your school. We will discuss conference logistics, equipment organization and preparing students for a student-led technology conference. Students will give a short presentation on their experiences.

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Joe Melde

3rd Grade Teacher, ISD 199
3rd Grade Teacher at Inver Grove Heights Community Schools


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Harriett

12:15pm

Keyboarding Skills for the 21st-Century Learner
Keyboarding skills are more important than ever to increase employment opportunities and improve productivity. This session will answer some key questions: Why teach keyboarding? Will the keyboard become obsolete? and How do I motivate keyboarding students? Learn how to help your students break hunting and pecking habits! May contain commercial content.


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Greenway F/G

12:15pm

Managing iPads in Education with iOS 7
iOS 7 brings a whole new way to manage iPads in an education environment. Learn about the new management tools and the best way to deploy iPads in an education setting. May contain commercial content.

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Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Regency

12:15pm

Minnesota Algebra Challenge

Can all K-12 Minnesota classrooms learn to solve complex equations in an hour an a half?   Can 90% of every elementary classroom reach mastery of key algebra concepts through a game-centered curriculum?  An adaptive learning expert from University of Washington thinks this is possible.  To determine this, we are organizing the Minnesota Algebra Challenge early next year.  Come learn about this exciting state-wide challenge, and how you can participate.


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avatar for Zoran Popovic

Zoran Popovic

Director, Center for Game Science, University of Washington


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Nicollet B/C

12:15pm

No Copy Machine? No Problem!
Learn how to make your classroom paperless using iPads. We'll show you how to use Schoology with iPads, Google Docs, digital portfolios and various iPad apps. Participants will need to create Schoology and Google Docs accounts before the session.

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avatar for Andy Brown

Andy Brown

Teacher, EdTech Mentor, Eau Claire (WI) Area School District
I am a 6th grade teacher passionate about technology integration and coaching/mentoring. I love integrating technology to personalize education to ensure that all students are learning. I enjoy mentoring teachers on technology integration. | Proficient in: iPad Integration, flipped classroom, QR Codes, screen casting, video editing, 21st century classroom design, design of differentiated/personalized learning, digital citizenship
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Matthew Wigdahl

5th Grade Teacher, Flynn Elementary School
Currently in my 14th year of teaching at the elementary level, I have always been committed to bringing my students to the cutting edge of technology. I attribute my excitement and expertise to the day my dad brought home a TI-99/4A computer and I started writing BASIC code back in the early 80s - and I have tried to give my students that same jump-start. | I have proficiency in Flipped classrooms, iPad 1:1 implementation, Google Drive... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Great Lakes Ballroom C

12:15pm

Preparing your School and District for BYOD
BYOD is so much more than allowing students to bring their devices to class. This session will look at steps and best practices in preparing and implementing a BYOD program. Success stories, best practices and network preparation, as well as teacher, student and parent preparation, will be discussed._x000B_

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avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Director, lesliefisher.com
Leslie Fisher's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Millennium Grand South

12:15pm

Publishing with the iPad in the K-2 Classroom
Find out how to use iPad apps to publish grade K-2 student work in new and exciting ways! Participants will create their own sample lessons so that they can use their new techniques as soon as they get back to the classroom.

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avatar for Jen Sterner

Jen Sterner

Title I Teacher & Technology Integrationist, So. Washington County Schools
Hi there! My name is Jen Sterner and I am a Title I Teacher & Technology Integrationist at Newport Elementary. I am very passionate about early education and spent part of my career piloting a pre-k program in the elementary school setting. As an educator, I find great satisfaction in working with a diverse population. This year, our school is in our 2nd year of 1:1 iPads so we are working hard to find fun, practical ways to integrate this new... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Millennium Grand North

12:15pm

Service-Learning and Technology: An Engaging Combo
Technology integration and service-learning are both strategies that can be used to engage youth in their education. In this interactive presentation, we will explore the intersection between service-learning and technology. Project examples will be shared to showcase specific strategies for integrating technology into project-based learning and service.

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avatar for Lana Peterson

Lana Peterson

PD & Community Engagement Coordinator, University of Minnesota


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Greenway D/E

12:15pm

Students Tell All : K-12 1:1 Digital Initative
The students of Spring Lake Park Schools are eager to share how the first year of the district's 1:1 Digital Learning Initiative has transformed their learning. Third- through 12th-graders will share their wide range of experiences and learning opportunities, showing learning samples and answering your questions.

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Erin Stalsberg

Continuous Improvement and Innovation Coach


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

12:15pm

Teaching 21st-Century Technology for All Students
Can you teach technology like other courses? The presenter built a technology course on ISTE standards with the aim of giving his students who have emotional-behavior disorders more than McDonald's as a future employment option. Come learn how he designed the course and how students have responded so far.

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avatar for Scott Swanson

Scott Swanson

Innovation Coach / EBD Math Teacher, Intermediate School Distirct 287
I am passionate about working with at-risk youth, and incorporating technology into the classroom. A new found passion has been problem solving with staff and teaching teachers.


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Greenway H/I

12:15pm

Understanding ISTE Standards for Coaches
This session will help technology coaches locate, understand, use and integrate the ISTE Standards for Coaches in their daily practice. Come learn how ISTE Standards for Coaches can advance your efforts as you coach others in adopting new teaching and learning practices with the use of technology._x000B_

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avatar for Lisa Sjogren

Lisa Sjogren

Technology Integration Coach, Osseo Area Schools
When I am not unpacking the ISTE Standards for Teachers and creating PD, you can find me speaking about digital citizenship, bullying and ostracism, or technology coaching. When I am away from my computer you will either find me speedskating, cooking, taking pictures or traveling.


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Skyway

12:15pm

Accelerating Education with Acano Video coSpaces
See how Acano’s new coSpace multimedia platform can accelerate the educational and learning experiences of administrators, teachers and students. Learn how to improve your distance learning capabilities, deploy educational collaboration rooms for everyone and simplify the management of BYOD for video. May contain commercial content


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Isles

12:15pm

Critical Life Skills Meet Blended Online Learning
Financial literacy, digital citizenship, substance abuse prevention and civic engagement are not optional life skills but are often glossed over at school. Come see how EverFi tackles these critical life skills with online, blended learning courses available at no cost to K-12 schools. May contain commercial content

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avatar for Ericka Palmer

Ericka Palmer

Minnesota Schools Manager, EverFi
I am passionate about kids getting a 21st century quality education. I love getting to work with educators across Minnesota. I am proud to work for a company that helps schools address Financial Literacy, Digital Citizenship, STEM, Entrepreneurship, Health and Wellness, and Civic Engagement, and does it at no cost to the school by partnering with organizations and businesses that want to invest in their communities. I'm passionate about... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Nokomis

12:15pm

Google Art Projects Across the Curriculum
Discover the amazing features of the Google Art Project. Explore the world's greatest museums while learning about composition and color combinations. Take a few more steps and discover history, culture and a wide variety of uses for art in any classroom.

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avatar for Jim Sill

Jim Sill

Educational Technology Consultant, Jim Sill Consulting, Inc.
As a Google Apps Certified Trainer and Apple Certified Trainer, I enjoy traveling to new places around the world leading workshops on topics that include Using Video for Social Change, Cinematic Narrative Techniques, Encouraging a Creative Student, Google in the Classroom and much more.


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Lakeshore A

12:15pm

Project-Based Learning and Global Connections
When students team up with peers from other countries and cultures to solve problems together, they discover the value of diverse perspectives and build global competence. This session will share case studies of global project-based learning and introduce participants to resources to help them connect with classrooms from around the world.

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avatar for Suzie Boss

Suzie Boss

National Faculty, Buck Institute for Education
I'm an education writer and consultant, focusing on project-based learning as a strategy to improve teaching and learning. I blog regularly for Edutopia.org about compelling projects and work with teachers internationally who are shifting their practice to emphasize projects that unleash student creativity, innovation, and community problem solving.


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Nicollet D

12:15pm

Blogging in and about the Classroom
Blogging encompasses the skills of creation, communication and reflection. It is a must for any 21st-century classroom and educator. Come learn how to start and manage a blog in Blogger and Edublog.

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avatar for Kristin Wallace

Kristin Wallace

Secondary Technology Integrationist, Westonka Public Schools
I am a Technology Integrationist in the Westonka Public Schools. My mission is to engage, enhance and empower learners through our 1:1 Chromebook initiative. My main focus is to find ways technology can personalize learning and enhance skills. As an English teacher with 23 years of experience, I have a passion for storytelling. For the past five years, I have been actively integrating technology into my personal live and classroom. I document... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 4

12:15pm

Closing the Achievement Gap with Technology Tools
Explore programs, apps and other technology-based strategies proven to help raise the achievement levels of students. Recent articles and statistics will be shared to better understand the needs of the students suffering from the achievement gap, along with a wealth of resources for addressing their needs.

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avatar for Curtis

Curtis

Continuous Improvement and Innovation Coach, Spring Lake Park School District
Love kids. Love technology. Love learning. Thus, I love my job!


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 2

12:15pm

Google Drive in the Chemistry Class
Come see how chemistry students are using Google Drive to facilitate cooperative, collaborative learning. Learn how this is accomplished and the positive impact Google Drive has made on learning. Workflow, student feedback and examples will be shared.

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avatar for Kristin Straumann

Kristin Straumann

Technology Integration Specialist, ACGC Public Schools


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 3

12:15pm

iPad Apps for Every Subject, Teacher and Student
Looking for the best app for math, science or foreign language? Look no further! You don't need special apps for each subject, just the imagination to take great apps and use them in innovative ways. Learn about using Book Creator, MailVU, Screen Chomp and more for engaging projects students love.

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avatar for Juli Olson

Juli Olson

Technology Integration Specialist, Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School
Hello, | I have been the Technology Integration Specialist for the past 8 years at HMJDS. My responsibilities include working with K - grade 8 students and our entire faculty to learn new technologies and programs and to integrate technology into our curriculum when appropriate. | | We have the following tools at HMJDS: | A PC lab and 3-6 PC computers in each classroom | A Mac lab & a cart with 6 MacBook Air computers | 6th and... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 1

12:15pm

Numbers on the iPad: More Useful Than You Might Imagine
Numbers on the iPad is a fully functioning spreadsheet with more power than you would imagine. This presentation will focus on tips and tricks to make Numbers on the iPad more accessible for the common user.

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avatar for Christopher Russell

Christopher Russell

Director of Choirs, Oltman Middle School, South Washington County Schools
Christopher J. Russell, Ph.D., is the author of the Technology in Music Education Blog. He is the is the Director of Choirs at Oltman Middle School in St. Paul Park, Minnesota. Dr. Russell was featured for his use of technology in music education in the October 2014 issue of Choral Director Magazine. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Northwestern College, a Master of Arts in Music Education with a Choral Emphasis at the... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 5

12:15pm

Your TEDx Youth Event: An Idea Worth Spreading.
TEDx was created in the spirit of TED's mission: "ideas worth spreading." We'll take you step by step in designing a TEDx Youth Event at your school, including applying for the TEDx license, developing a theme, holding student auditions and recruiting a student tech and social media team.

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avatar for Kathy Kraemer

Kathy Kraemer

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Fridley IB World Schools
K-12 Instructional Technology Coordinator at Fridley IB World SchoolsI'm passionate about BIG ideas, student advocacy, TEDx, travel, humor, the movies, photography, all kinds of music, being a wife, mom and teacher, kickboxing, swimming, and being lakeside.


Monday December 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 6

12:40pm

Ask an Expert
An open forum for staff using TIES Student Information System to ask questions and get on-the-spot answers from the experts at TIES._x000B_ 


Monday December 16, 2013 12:40pm - 1:05pm
TIES Booth

12:40pm

Tracking Behavior
Learn about the most recent changes in tracking student behavior, including teacher referrals and parental notifications. Review how the module is crafted to reflect the needs of schools following the PBIS model and incorporates the features of the SWIS reporting system.

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Monday December 16, 2013 12:40pm - 1:05pm
TIES Booth

1:30pm

Ask an Expert
An open forum for staff using TIES Student Information System to ask questions and get on-the-spot answers from the experts at TIES._x000B_ 


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 1:55pm
TIES Booth

1:30pm

i-Plan
Discover how easy it is to build, manage, share and revise individual education plans for special education students with TIES i-Plan.

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Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 1:55pm
TIES Booth

1:30pm

1:1 iPad Learning in a Paperless Classroom
Learn how to give effective and efficient feedback on student work and facilitate collaboration using iPad apps in a 1:1 environment. We'll also discuss distributing and collecting assignments, and how to maximize learning time. Plus we'll explore a variety of apps for doing all this.

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avatar for Kayla Cole

Kayla Cole

Spanish Teacher, Eden Prairie Schools
I am passionate about meeting diverse student needs through technology.


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Millennium Grand North

1:30pm

30 Amazing Web Tools for the Classroom
Explore 30 free web tools you can use in the classroom to change the face of the learning. Assessment, digital storytelling, productivity, quality public domain resources, audio and video creation, and podcasting tools will be addressed.

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avatar for Wendy Wolfe

Wendy Wolfe

Technology Integrationist & Social Studies Teacher, Totino-Grace High School
Wendy Wolfe has a M.A. in Educational Technology and Adult learners. She is in her 20th year of teaching Social Studies (17th at Totino-Grace High School), has published US Government curriculum through EMC Publishing, serves as an educational technology consultant to the Minnesota Historical Society, and teaches graduate courses in Classroom Technology for Concordia University St. Paul and Saint Mary’s University of MN. | | As the... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Lake Superior A

1:30pm

Assistive Technology and the iPad
Unlock the power that the iPad has for increasing learning and fostering independence in students with learning disabilities. This session will explore apps and best practices for modifying and adapting classroom tasks. Highlighted apps will focus on reading and writing.

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avatar for Amber Aslakson

Amber Aslakson

Special Education Teacher/ Digital Learning Coach, Byron Public Schools
I have been a "nerd" since high school. I have always loved technology. I have taught for over 10 years and I am fortunate to work for a school district (#byronbears) that embraces and supports innovation. I am currently a middle school digital learning coach (#byrondlc) and have served on various tech committees throughout my tenure. You can catch me often tweeting and following my learning network. I enjoy blogging and researching new... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Greenway F/G

1:30pm

Back to the (Classroom of the) Future
Get hands-on with the web and Google apps to glean the best of the digital-content tricks, strategies, discoveries, trends and ideas to implement immediately in your classroom.

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avatar for Ben Freisen

Ben Freisen

Digital Content Specialist, EdTechTeam
Ben is an Apple Teacher, Google Certified Innovator and Authorized Google Education Trainer. In 2010, Ben was named a TIES Exceptional Teacher. Ben is the Director of Professional Development for the EdTechTeam.


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Nicollet A

1:30pm

Changing the Face of Education by Personalizing It
See what personalized learning in primary and intermediate classrooms can look like. Join us in a sharing session where you can engage, question, learn and build capacity for the emerging models of learning, plus learn how to embrace generative learning by moving curriculum from teacher-centered to learner-driven.

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Wanda Richardson

K/1 Educator, Kettle Moraine
teacher at School District of Kettle Moraine
avatar for Lisa Welch

Lisa Welch

Multi-Age K-1 Teacher, KM Explore
It has been a pleasure to be teaching at the primary level for the past 15 years. I have witnessed and embraced the transformation of education and all the potential that it has for our young learners. Currently, I team teach in a K-1 classroom with a generative curriculum, placed based learning, cooperative learning environment, habits of mind and multi-age teaching as a platform. Our learners work with learning plans which help them to learn... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Greenway D/E

1:30pm

Choosing a New LMS
Come see how Naperville School District 203 selected and implemented the Canvas Learning Management System. This presentation will showcase the process a large school district can use to select an LMS, a training model and how Canvas LMS can be used in the classroom and district.

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avatar for Scott Sanborn

Scott Sanborn

Technology Integration Specialist, Naperville School District 203


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Lakeshore B

1:30pm

Digital Badges Success: Portable Recognitions of Student Achievement
Minnesota Online High School has effectively implemented digital badges to track student achievement. Come learn why we like these portable recognitions of competency-based learning and get ideas for your own school. _x000B_

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avatar for Darcie McGee

Darcie McGee

Spanish teacher, Academic Support Developer, Minnesota Online High School
Darcie McGee has been a grades 7-12 certified Spanish teacher since 1993. A native of Iowa, she earned her BA and MA in Spanish teaching from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She has studied and lived in Mexico, Costa Rica and Spain. Her Spanish teaching has taken her all over the country and even the world! She has taught in Tomball, Texas and St. Louis Park, Minnesota and spent a year teaching Spanish at the American... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Lake Superior B

1:30pm

Digital Citizenship in the Elementary Classroom
Explore online resources for teaching digital citizenship in the elementary classroom. We'll focus on bringing resources into daily lessons and routines, along with how to rewrite your district's acceptable use policy in student and grade-level friendly language and how to make it part of day-to-day conversation.

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avatar for Maureen Peters

Maureen Peters

Technology Continuous Improvement Coach, Spring Lake Park Schools


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Minnetonka

1:30pm

Digital Natives and Mobile Devices
How do we give our students mobile devices, keep them safe on Internet, teach them about their device and manage these devices before they manage us? This session is all about digital citizenship strategies and resources when implementing mobile devices in your classroom or district.

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avatar for Jill Burdo

Jill Burdo

Consultant, Burdo Consulting, LLC


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Regency

1:30pm

Dueling Hyper-Visors
VMware versus Microsoft Hyper-V  Come learn the strengths of the two major vendors of the virtual infrastructure. VMware vSphere 5.1 and Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V bring big virtualization capabilities to IT educational infrastructure.


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Greenway J

1:30pm

Flexible, Differentiated Online PD Using Schoology
Discover how one district found a flexible, customizable, differentiated way to offer professional development around effective iPad use by using Schoology. We'll share lessons learned and successes in course design, recruitment of participants, managing the course and more.

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avatar for Kelli McCully

Kelli McCully

Instructional/Technology Integration Coach, Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District
Instructional/Technology Integration Coach at Northeast Metro 916 - Valley Crossing Community School
avatar for Scott Schwister

Scott Schwister

Technology Integration Specialist, Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District
Technology Integration Specialist at Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Skyway

1:30pm

Flipping Math and Social Studies with 1:1 iPads
Two teachers, from two different content areas, share their successes and struggles with flipping their classrooms in a 1:1 environment with iPads. They'll discuss the use of Schoology, Educreations, Explain Everything and other management techniques.

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avatar for Chris Fiscus

Chris Fiscus

High School Mathematics Teacher, Watertown-Mayer Public Schools
Teaching, learning, building, creating, cooking.


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Greenway A

1:30pm

Getting the Most Out of Your SMART Board
This fast-paced session will cover many popular SMART Notebook tips and tricks for K-12 teachers. Learn more about some interactive tools and best practices for effective SMART Board integration and lesson delivery. You'll walk away with practices you can use in your classroom immediately.

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avatar for Geri Feiock

Geri Feiock

Learning & Technology Integrationist, District 196 Rosemount - Apple Valley - Eagan
Geri brings her experiences as a Google for Education Certified Innovator & Trainer, SMART Certified Education Trainer, SMART Exemplary Educator, and former high school math teacher to each of her presentations. She provides ongoing training and support to K-12 teachers and staff and is actively involved in the global Google and SMART communities. You’re certain to leave her sessions with your own "takeaways" to start using right away!


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Greenway B/C

1:30pm

Have Fun with PicCollage
PicCollage is the best way to make cool posters using pictures from the Internet, your own pictures, text and stickers! Come make a poster and e-mail it to a friend!

Speakers
avatar for Kathryne Nguyen

Kathryne Nguyen

Digital Literacy Specialist, Christina Huddleston Elementary
Creating a Maker Space at the Christina Huddleston Elementary Library in Lakeville. Love doing our daily Student Announcements in front of our Green Screen!


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Harriett

1:30pm

IGNITE! Technology-Enhanced Professional Development
Four presenters have eight minutes and 25 slides advancing every 20 seconds to share their excitement and ignite yours for technology-enhanced professional development. Join this energetic, fast-paced session to be inspired to learn more.

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avatar for Jamie Averbeck

Jamie Averbeck

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Ashwaubenon School District
Follow me @AverbeckTech and check out my digital resources at www.asdtechtips.weebly.com
avatar for Jen Legatt

Jen Legatt

Library Media Specialist, Hopkins North Junior High
Jen Legatt is a media specialist and tech integrationist who is energized by engaging learners in meaningful, authentic ways. Envisioning how to expand learning experiences out of the walls and bells of traditional classrooms. Mom of two readers.
avatar for Sue Simonson

Sue Simonson

Business Education Teacher, Mound Westonka High School
I have been teaching in the Westonka School District for 12 years. In 2014, I returned to classroom after serving for three years as the district Technology Integrationist. I am part of a team of nine other teachers in our district's Technology Integration Leadership Team. I attended the Google Teacher Academy in Chicago in July of 2013 to become a Google Certified Teacher/Innovator! The Westonka School District is 1:1 with Chromebooks in... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Great Lakes Ballroom B

1:30pm

Implementing Design Thinking for Teachers
Discover the concept of using Design Thinking in the classroom. Using classroom exampls, participants will become familiar with the design process steps of Plan, Do and Review. Learn how these three simple steps can transform your outlook on lesson planning and your students' outlook on learning.

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Jamie Johansen

Classroom Teacher, Edina Public Schools


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Greenway H/I

1:30pm

Lessons Learned and Leading a 1:1 Secondary iPad Implementation
Learn some tricks and ideas compiled from secondary educators who have been in a 1:1 iPad environment. Classroom management ideas, tips and tricks on the iPad, posters, student contracts and everyday innovative ideas will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Berg

Jason Berg

Principal, Farmington
Former high school math teacher, former K-12 math coach, former elementary principal. Personalized Learning leader.
avatar for Ben Kusch

Ben Kusch

Principal, Farmington High School
avatar for Dan Pickens

Dan Pickens

Head of Instructional Technology, Farmington Area Public Schools


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Nicollet B/C

1:30pm

Navigating Through the Wireless Storm
This session explores how IT can support educational initiatives (ConnectED, PARCC, CCSS, etc.), mobile device learning and standardized online testing through wireless technology. Topics will include cost-effective network capacity planning; device and application management for bandwidth throttling and allocation; and troubleshooting, alerting and future-proofing.

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Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Minnehaha

1:30pm

No LMS? Give GAFE a Try
So you don't have a learning management system but want to create, share and communicate with students easily and paperlessly. Stop by to see how you can use Google Apps for Education and all of its features to accomplish a paperless classroom!

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Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Calhoun

1:30pm

Practical Video Collaborating: 12 Tips
Anoka Middle School for the Arts and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts offer best practices in bringing the museum into the classroom for impactful learning exchanges through video conferencing. Practical tips will give participants a blueprint for success in ideation, creation and delivery of video conference sessions.

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Sheila McGuire

Head of School and Teacher Programs, Minneapolis Institute of Arts


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
St. Croix

1:30pm

Preparing Students to Be Tomorrow's Innovators
How can we prepare our students to become the next generation of innovators? This session will highlight classroom examples and replicable strategies. Participants will learn why we need to broaden our definition of innovation to include social problem-solving, setting the stage for deeper engagement and more creative thinking. _x000B_

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avatar for Suzie Boss

Suzie Boss

National Faculty, Buck Institute for Education
I'm an education writer and consultant, focusing on project-based learning as a strategy to improve teaching and learning. I blog regularly for Edutopia.org about compelling projects and work with teachers internationally who are shifting their practice to emphasize projects that unleash student creativity, innovation, and community problem solving.


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Great Lakes Ballroom C

1:30pm

Sparticl and LearningMedia: The Latest from Twin Cities Public TV
Explore the latest from Twin Cities Public TV: Sparticl.org, with the best STEM content from across the web; and PBS LearningMedia, with free access to innovative, curriculum-targeted resources from programs such as Nova, Frontline, American Experience and Sid the Science Kid.


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Lakeshore C

1:30pm

The Android App Class
Come dive into the most popular education applications on the Android, and explore the tablets that use them and the advantages to using them. Classroom and productivity apps, plus accessories, will be discussed and demonstrated.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Director, lesliefisher.com
Leslie Fisher's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Millennium Grand South

1:30pm

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly of Flipped Classrooms
Flipped classrooms can be very successful and have the ability to reach all students, but they are not all sunshine and rainbows. Learn about the successes and solutions to common problems in the first year of a flipped classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Morinville

Sarah Morinville

Teacher, Mound Westonka High School
I am excited to be in my 11th year as an educator. From my beginnings in Duluth, Minnesota, my love for Science has grown. I earned my degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth. I earned my Master's from Saint Mary's University and earned my Physics license from Hamline University. I continue to take classes to re-energize my love for Science by learning new information. Implementing newly learned ideas in Chemistry and Physics, helps to... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

1:30pm

The Immersive Classroom: Integrating Science, Literacy and Engineering Standards
The Jackson Middle School Observatory in Champlin, Minn., is a classroom, planetarium and observatory all in one. Learn how these tools are integrated to teach a wide variety of standards. These lessons can also be used in classrooms without the immersive technology.

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DeLaura McLellan

Jackson Middle School Observatory Coordinator, Anoka-Hennepin School District


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A2-3

1:30pm

Use Google Spreadsheets to Create Interactive Timelines
Learn how your students can turn a boring Google spreadsheet into a beautiful and interactive timeline. This hands-on session will explore the open source program TimelineJS, a multipurpose portfolio tool that is easy and intuitive to use and provides an authentic and engaging publishing platform for your students.

Speakers
avatar for Becky Fritz

Becky Fritz

Science Teacher, Technology Integration Specialist, Hopkins Schools
Becky Fritz has been teaching science for 15 years and this is her fourth year in a classroom that’s 1:1 with iPads. She’s been in love with technology since she first learned how to program that turtle in Logo during elementary school. In recent years she has begun working as the Staff Development Coordinator for her building and as a Digital Content Specialist for the secondary schools, helping teachers integrate technology into their... Read More →
avatar for Debbie Hahn

Debbie Hahn

Teacher, Digital Learning Coach, Hopkins North Jr. High
Debbie Hahn is a Teacher and Digital Content Specialist at Hopkins North Jr. High where every student has a district-issued iPad. She has been teaching junior high Social Studies for 15 years and has enjoyed the ride from 5.25” floppy disks to iPads, consistently trying to be creative in marrying technology and curriculum to enhance student learning. In addition to teaching and helping students and teachers with tech, she is an Instructional... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Millennium Grand Center

1:30pm

Digital Lesson Plan Sharing
Come learn about UClass.org, a Common Core-aligned teacher lesson exchange web site that saves teachers countless hours finding, editing and creating high-quality lessons. If a teacher creates a lesson, the teacher gets paid every time the lesson is downloaded. May contain commercial content


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Isles

1:30pm

Whitewater Learning® E-Education for Educators
Explore online professional development for educators. This session will offer examples of modules that allow the learner to delve deeply into each topic through reflection and authentic practice. Participants will be given a limited WWL passcode to review modules and a promotion code providing a discount for purchase of modules. May contain commercial content

Speakers
avatar for Ann Werner

Ann Werner

Founder and CEO, Whitewater Learning® E-Education for Educators
To improve education in America and the world we must move to develop professional education programs so that we create an environment where learning is a way of being. Whitewater Learning, E-Education for Educators, enables us to embed learning into all aspects of our professional lives. One of the most notable attributes of Whitewater Learning® is the learner’s ability to earn continuing education units for completion of each... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Nokomis

1:30pm

Get Smart About Potential: Redefining Intelligence
Why do we have such an obsessive need to compare and label students? We would all be better off moving toward a culture of inspiration, where we only compare people to their past and future selves. This calls for intelligent testing as opposed to intelligence testing: deep evaluation that focuses on finding out a person’s strengths and weaknesses, and the characteristics that make them unique. This also means thinking about talent and potential as moving targets based on our engagement with something that is meaningful to us. It's time to take a holistic, practical approach to evaluation that helps students unlock their potential and reach their goals.

Speakers
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Scott Barry Kaufman

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology, New York University


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Lakeshore A

1:30pm

Leading Innovative Change
Change is something that many struggle with. In this session aimed at school leaders who are advanced in their own use of technology and want to help others not only accept change but embrace it, we'll focus on conversations that will help staff be excited to move forward and feel supported in their journey.

Speakers
avatar for George Couros

George Couros

Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant
My name is George Couros, and I am currently an “Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant”, as well as the author of “The Innovator’s Mindset“.  Formerly, I was the Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning with Parkland School Division, located in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada, and have over 17 years of experience as an educator, in a myriad of roles from K-12. I am... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Nicollet D

1:30pm

ArtsConnectEd: Your On-Ramp for Teaching with Art
Discover how ArtsConnectEd lets you integrate visual and performing arts resources into classroom curriculum. ArtsConnectEd, a joint project of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Walker Art Center, is a free, online platform featuring images of art and educational resources, supporting all educators teaching in and through the arts.

Speakers
avatar for Diane Aldis

Diane Aldis

MN Dance Education Coordinator & Arts Education Specialist, Perpich Center for Arts Education
arts education, dance technology, Argentine tango
avatar for Abbie Anderson

Abbie Anderson

ArtsConnectEd Site Administrator; Administrative Assistant, Education and Community Programs, Walker Art Center


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Poster Table 5

1:30pm

Book Creator: A Digital Portfolio Tool
Book Creator is an iPad app that allows students to document their learning to share with others. They can take pictures, create videos, record their voices, document science experiments, share stories and make memory books. See how this easy-to-use tool fosters creativity.

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Linda Kruse

Classroom Teacher, Eden Prairie Schools


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Poster Table 4

1:30pm

Exploring Whiteboard Apps for the Classroom
After a brief examination of the strengths and weaknesses of several free and priced tablet whiteboard apps, including Educreations, ShowMe, and  Explain Everything, participants will examine innovative and practical ways in which they can incorporate these applications into their lessons, resulting in increased student engagement and learning.

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avatar for Emily Brisse

Emily Brisse

High School English Teacher, Watertown-Mayer Public Schools
Writing, reading, teaching, outdoor adventuring, and connecting with others interested in both similar and radically dissimilar pursuits.


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Poster Table 2

1:30pm

Improve Student Engagement with iBooks Author, iTunes U and Apple TV
Content presentation and delivery as well as instructional processes and student contributions improve student engagement with Apple resources such as iBooks Author, iTunes U and Apple TV. Explore these resources and take away user-ready processes.

Speakers
avatar for Kenneth Holvig

Kenneth Holvig

Tech Integration Specialist, Heritage E-STEM Magnet School
Apple Distinguished Educator. Former Computer teacher in Scarsdale, NY. Crazy about iBooks Author and Apple technologies.
avatar for Craig Roble

Craig Roble

Teacher, School District 197 West St. Paul - Mendota Heights - Eagan


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Poster Table 3

1:30pm

LEGO StoryStarter: We All Have a Story to Tell
The ability to communicate clearly in multiple literacies is critical for 21st-century students. LEGO Education StoryStarter, a great supplement to the language arts curriculum, can help develop this ability. With StoryStarter, writing and reading become dynamic, collaborative and hands-on learning experiences. May contain commercial content.

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LEGO education

Educational Representative, LEGO Education
Booth # 5; LEGO Education provides hands-on learning solutions for both teachers and students in the areas of STEM. | Lego Mindstorms robotics along with our software partners National Instruments, Tufts and Carnegie Mellon continue to strengthen and support K-12 educational programs while meeting state and national standards. | Students learn 21st century skills in teamwork, problem- solving and critical thinking.


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Poster Table 6

1:30pm

Teacher Coaching with Individual Plans for Success
Learn how one district has used the ISTE Standards for Coaches and the ISTE Standards for Teachers to create individualized learning plans for teacher success and created an online learning framework to maximize learning.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Brandt

Tom Brandt

Integration, Osseo Area Schools
Always learning. Always skeptical of what is known. Always amazed at what others know and can do.
avatar for Lisa Sjogren

Lisa Sjogren

Technology Integration Coach, Osseo Area Schools
When I am not unpacking the ISTE Standards for Teachers and creating PD, you can find me speaking about digital citizenship, bullying and ostracism, or technology coaching. When I am away from my computer you will either find me speedskating, cooking, taking pictures or traveling.


Monday December 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Poster Table 1

1:55pm

Ask an Expert
An open forum for staff using TIES Student Information System to ask questions and get on-the-spot answers from the experts at TIES._x000B_ 


Monday December 16, 2013 1:55pm - 2:20pm
TIES Booth

1:55pm

Grading by Standard
Learn about the latest grading by standards enhancements, including the new Standards Manager._x000B_ 

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Monday December 16, 2013 1:55pm - 2:20pm
TIES Booth

2:35pm

Ask an Expert
An open forum for staff using TIES Student Information System to ask questions and get on-the-spot answers from the experts at TIES._x000B_ 


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:00pm
TIES Booth

2:35pm

New Online Enrollment
Take a look at new way for districts to allow parents to register their children online to attend a school in their district. See how these new features can save your district time and money while streamlining the process of enrolling new students.


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:00pm
TIES Booth

2:35pm

Personalized Learning
Learn about the latest enhancements in Personalized Learning, including a new look and even easier progress monitoring._x000B_ 

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Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:00pm
TIES Booth

2:35pm

An Elementary School Goes Digital with Google and Chrome
Find out how one school embraced Google Apps for Education and used Chromebooks to integrate technology schoolwide. You'll see how an elementary school went from only a couple of teachers using technology minimally to all teachers and students iworking collaboratively, sharing documents, creating multimedia projects and assessing and grading online.

Speakers
avatar for Kent Sall

Kent Sall

Technology Integration Specialist, Saint Paul Public Schools
Integration • Programming • X-Country Skiing


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Millennium Grand Center

2:35pm

Can’t We All Just Get Along? Bridging the Teacher-Tech Gap
Is there a way to bridge the gap between what teachers and administrators want and what tech directors want? We'll review common gripes of teachers and tech departments and discuss solutions, ideas and suggestions for bridging the gap._x000B__x000B_

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avatar for Cara Hagen

Cara Hagen

Technical Sales, TIES
Education Technology Consultant at TIES | | | For more information and resources, go to http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Minnehaha

2:35pm

Change Professional Development in Your District
Come learn new ways to provide and lead professional development in this upbeat, high-octane session. Learn new tools and methods for learning the best tricks. This session is guaranteed to provide topnotch information on how to put on an effective show for your district.

Speakers
avatar for Kris Szajner

Kris Szajner

Technology Integration Specialist, Prior Lake Savage Area Schools
Kris is a former Kindergarten teacher turned Technology Integration Specialist. He has served as a pilot for flipped education and an innovator with Google Apps. Kris has spoken numerous national conferences. Kris is a published curriculum writer and a foundational member of STEM instruction in the primary grades. Visit my site at www.kszajner.com


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Skyway

2:35pm

Create Your Own Editable E-texts Using CK12
Learn to create your own lessons and digital flexbooks the CK12 web site. This site holds hundreds of editable lessons, mainly for grades 6-12 in math and science.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Kurvers

Mary Kurvers

Technology Integration Coach, Rush City Schools
I have been an educator for 18 years and am currently a Technology Integration Coach with a small school district in East Central Minnesota where I assist teachers and students in grades PreK-12 with integrating technology into their classrooms. I believe that we can truly enhance education of all ages through the purposeful use of technology. I have also been involved in the creation of two digital textbooks using the CK12 Flexbook platform... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Greenway D/E

2:35pm

Digital Immersive Learning Experiences That Support K-5 Standards
Teachers who use interactive immersive learning experiences that support K-5 standards in school planetariums will share examples that have made a difference and have helped students master difficult concepts.

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Sarah Komperud

Planetarium Educator, Bell Museum of Natural History


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A2-3

2:35pm

Digital Tools for Augmenting Learning
By illuminating educational opportunities inspired by the latest digital technologies, this session will examine the value of digital interactive online tools and the newest e-books and databases that will help augment blended learning environments and motivate student-led learning. May contain commercial content.

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Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Minnetonka

2:35pm

Elementary Classroom Management with 1:1 iPads
Pick up tricks and ideas elementary educators who have been in a 1:1 iPad environment . Classroom management ideas and tips on using the iPad, posters and student contracts will be shared along with everyday innovative ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Brianna Buck

Brianna Buck

Digital Learning Specialist, Farmington Area Public Schools


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Millennium Grand North

2:35pm

Engaging Elementary Families with Moodle
See how two first-grade teachers have engaged students and parents from a diverse population with their Family Outreach Moodle Site. On this site, families play along with Math Concept videos, take-home board games and online games, get homework help and more.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Dauer

Andy Dauer

Teacher, Fridley IB World Schools
Andy Dauer teaches first grade at Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School in Fridley, MN. He enjoys being outside to hunt and fish with family. He also enjoys playing computer games, especially minecraft. He has recently developed an enjoyement for frisbee golf and tries to get out to play whenever possible. Andy and his wife are expecting their first child at the end of December around the same time as the TIES conference. He is very excited... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Lakeshore B

2:35pm

Flipping in a 1:1 Environment
Learn how some educators flipped their eighth-grade earth science classroom as they implemented a 1:1 iPad initiative. Participants will gain a valuable perspective on the startup process of a 1:1 iPad initiative and flipped classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Hunt

Sara Hunt

Teacher, Minnetonka Public Schools
I love learning and being a part of the process of learning. I love having students create products to show their learning. It is a great way to assess their learning and learn more about them. I am pleased how iPads, GAFE, and using an LMS have opened up a very different classroom experience for students and teachers. I look forward to learning more!


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Great Lakes Ballroom B

2:35pm

Google Forms and Scripts for Assessment
See how simple tools in Google Forms with third-party scripts give individualized feedback to students and easily differentiate instruction. Set up formatting rules to give immediate visual feedback on student comprehension or use scripts to auto-grade form responses and effortlessly communicate with students.

Speakers
avatar for Cassie  Knutson

Cassie Knutson

Chemistry Teacher and Instructional Technology Specialist, White Bear Lake Area Schools
avatar for Pete Willcoxon

Pete Willcoxon

Instructional Technology Support, White Bear Lake Area Schools


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Great Lakes Ballroom C

2:35pm

Integrating Video Conferencing into K-6 Curriculum
Remove the barriers of classroom walls and connect locally and globally with experts through video conferencing. This session will provide both fee-based and free video conferencing resources for curriculum integration. Learn how you can participate in Read Around the Planet as well as Megaconference Jr.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Brimacomb

Mary Brimacomb

Library Media Specialist, Osseo Area Schools
I am passionate about learning, travel, and motivating students to develop a love of reading. I am a Library Media Specialist at Weaver Elementary, a Science, Math, and Technology School in District 279. Credentials: ISTE NETS*T Certified Teacher, 2010 TIES Exceptional Teacher, Masters Degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Currently I am passionate about using Schoology to teach Common Sense Media - Digital Citizenship lessons.


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
St. Croix

2:35pm

iPads in Primary Grades
Make the most of iPads in the hands of your primary grade students. Come see how to engage students on responsible use and digital citizenship. You'll leave the session with a game plan for approaching administration and/or IT with technology requests that will be difficult to ignore.

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avatar for Kayla Delzer

Kayla Delzer

3rd Grade Teacher, Technology Champion, Mapleton Public Schools
Kayla Delzer is a 2nd grade teacher and technology champion in North Dakota. She is a columnist for Edsurge.com, where she writes about a variety of edtech topics. She has eight years of teaching experience, all in second grade. Kayla holds her master’s degree in Elementary Education and is currently in the process of becoming National Board Certified, the highest mark of professional accomplishment. On July 23, 2015 she delivered her first... Read More →
avatar for Tim Vagle

Tim Vagle

District Technology Coordinator, Thief River Falls Public Schools
I'd love to hear your story...share our story and grow with you. 20+ years in educational technology and I'm still blessed to be in a position to help kids...Currently in year 4 of 1:1 K-12 plan that's funded for 12 years let's talk about Dreaming Big...Listening Big and Talking Little. | Can't wait to learn from everyone else.


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Greenway A

2:35pm

iPads, CMS, Assessments and Students as Creators
See how iPads and content management systems can be used to create formative and summative assessments, while moving students from being simple consumers of content to complex creators of content. Core and elective educators will demonstrate best practices and provide specific examples.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Morris

Jeff Morris

Technology Integration, Perham - Dent Public Schools
My passion is teaching and coaching. I have been teaching all levels of high school mathematics for 16 years now and also coach cross country and track. I just recently finished my Masters of Science in Math Education at Bemidji State University. In 2012 was named National High School Coaches Association Boys Cross Country Coach of the Year.
avatar for Sandra Wieser-Matthews

Sandra Wieser-Matthews

Educaqtor, Perham/Dent District 549
Our Project iENGAGE team has a passion for learning and for using technology.


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Millennium Grand South

2:35pm

Make an iMovie Trailer
Making an iMovie Trailer can seem intimidating. The best way to make one is to jump right in! They are the ultimate in getting the most bang for your buck because much of the work is done for you. See how trailers can be used for almost anything!

Speakers
avatar for Kathryne Nguyen

Kathryne Nguyen

Digital Literacy Specialist, Christina Huddleston Elementary
Creating a Maker Space at the Christina Huddleston Elementary Library in Lakeville. Love doing our daily Student Announcements in front of our Green Screen!


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Harriett

2:35pm

Making Rocks: 3D Printing for the Classroom
The "Maker Movement" has exploded, but what does it mean for the classroom? How can we infuse maker concepts into our classrooms, especially on a budget? Participants will explore ideas and options across grades, contents and budgets for rocking making in their classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Tami Brass

Tami Brass

Director of Instructional Technology, St Paul Academy and Summit School
Director of Instructional Technology for St. Paul Academy and Summit School | Google Educator & Google Education Trainer | Apple Distinguished Educator | Passionate about #makered and portable/mobile devices in education


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Nicollet A

2:35pm

Project-Based Learning and iPads: Asian Collaboration Experience
Learn the components of successful international project-based learning with iPads and how to use Google Sites to engage students in PBL. Examples of instructional strategies, student projects, assessment rubrics and tools to create multimedia PBL on iPads will be showcased, and participants will converse live with international collaborators.

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Lanise Block

Strategic Project Administrator, Minneapolis Public Schools
Content Lead K-12: Social Studies at Minneapolis Public Schools
avatar for C. Candace Chou

C. Candace Chou

Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

2:35pm

Support the Flipped Classroom with Google, SMART and Doceri
In this session, we will share tools we use to support our flipped environment, including Google Apps, Doceri for the iPad and SMART products. We will share strategies developed to organize our class, increase student participation and handle access issues.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Ahlberg

Megan Ahlberg

Math Teacher, Bloomington Public Schools
This is our ninth year of teaching Math. Jessica started teaching middle school for four years and high school for the last five at Kennedy H.S.. Megan has taught at Kennedy for most of the nine years with a two year assignment in Costa Rica. After teaching Pre-Calculus traditionally for a couple of years, we decided we needed to do something different to reach all students. In the fall of 2011 we learned about flipping and started our own... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Rice

Jessica Rice

Secondary Curriculum Coordinator, Bloomington Public Schools
After 9 years of teaching I still have things to learn and that, by far, is the best perk of this job. In the fall of 2011 a coworker and I learned about flipping and started our own pilot in the district using Youtube and Moodle to flip our Pre-Calculus classes. In our second school year, after much training and trial and error, we have found tools that make the course run much more smoothly and we look forward to sharing what we have... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Greenway B/C

2:35pm

Teaching Beyond Technology in the Classroom
Learn about some great tools for integrating technology effectively using the SAMR model in family and consumer sciences classrooms. We'll explore useful curriculum ideas using iPads and Web 2.0 tools, including Google Apps and Moodle.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Draper

Mary Draper

Family Consumer Science Teacher
LEC Online and Blended Learning Certified Instructor


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Greenway J

2:35pm

Technology Integration for Secondary Schools
With a focus on digital citizenship in secondary schools, this session will detail how the Technology Integration team at Greenway Schools teaches safe and appropriate technology usage for students and curriculum integration for staff; using student-centered activities, expert guest speakers and relevant examples.

Speakers
avatar for Will Floersheim

Will Floersheim

Teacher, ISD 316
avatar for Elizabeth Young

Elizabeth Young

Teacher, ISD 316


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Lakeshore C

2:35pm

Technology Integration in a Leadership Role
This session will explore various forms of technology that educational leaders can integrate into staff meetings and professional development opportunities. We'll focus on Animoto, Today’s Meet, QR codes, VoiceThread and GarageBand.

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avatar for Michelle Wang

Michelle Wang

Reading School Advocate, Resource Training & Solutions


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Calhoun

2:35pm

Training the Trainer: Designing Effective PD
Helping teachers master new instructional technologies can be tough when you need to overcome time constraints, technophobia and a spectrum of learning styles, preferences and skill levels. This session will highlight best practices for designing positive and effective professional development. Learn how to make technology skills stick. May contain commercial content.

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avatar for Amy Conger

Amy Conger

Teaching and Learning Consultant, FirstTech, Inc.
I have a passion for teaching, learning and technology . | I enjoy helping people understand how to make their work easier, more fun and more efficient. As a technology training and education consultant, I help others learn how to utilize cloud computing services, Apple tools, such as the iPad and Mac OS X, design software and classroom interactive technologies. I love empowering others to achieve their goals using the technologies most... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Greenway F/G

2:35pm

Twitter in the K-12 Classroom
Explore how to use Twitter to promote communication with students and parents, foster critical thinking skills and facilitate student interaction in the K-12 classroom

Speakers
avatar for Tricia Carlson

Tricia Carlson

Kindergarten teacher, Fridley IB World Schools
Tricia Carlson is a Kindergarten teacher at Stevenson Elementary in Fridley, MN. She enjoys finding new ways to integrate technology into her classrooms whether it be using the Smartboard, iPads, or social media. The past few years she has explored ways she can use social media in teaching and communicating within and outside the classroom.


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Lake Superior A

2:35pm

What Do They Know? Free Web-Based Assessment Tools
Free assessment web tools can be used on multiple platforms, allowing teachers to respond to students' needs for increased learning and engagement. This session provides an overview of web-based assessment tools, including authentic examples of creating web-based assessments and using data to drive instruction.

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avatar for Kimberly Briske

Kimberly Briske

Digital Learning Specialist, Farmington Area Schools


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Lake Superior B

2:35pm

What Shall We MaKey MaKey in Special Education?
Find out how the little, inexpensive electronic circuitry of the MaKey MaKey can open the minds of special education students and staff . Designed by MIT students, the MaKey MaKey is an invention kit that encourages creativity. Come see how this flexible toolkit creates endless possibilities.

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DG

Diane Gerads-Schmidt

Augmentative Communication Consultant/Innovation Coach, Intermediate School District 287
An Augmentative Communication Consultant at District 287 for over 25 years. I love working with kids having communication and behavioral challenges of all ages/abilities. Other passions...gardening and pugs:)


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Greenway H/I

2:35pm

What's New and Hot at Apple
Come learn about all the new and updated products from Apple, including the new iOS 7, OS X Mavericks and iWork in the Cloud. May contain commercial content.

Speakers

Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Regency

2:35pm

Mileposts and Gooru: Catalysts for Student Growth
Participants will view an interactive demonstration of Silverback Learning's Mileposts™ personalized learning tool. Mileposts™, in collaboration with Gooru, brings together all resources for personalized learning. Analyze data, create custom plans and/or Interventions, and access content linked to the Common Core Standards all in one cloud-based tool. May contain commercial content

Speakers
avatar for Cathy Kincheloe

Cathy Kincheloe

Account Manager, Silverback Learning Solutions
Cathy Kincheloe has over 15 years as an educator. She began her career as a classroom teacher in Duluth, MN and grew into a senior leadership role leading a regional team of academic specialists supporting 18 charter schools in the major cities of the Midwest prior to joining Silverback Learning Solutions. She has contributed to the opening of eight charter schools across three states. Through her career, she has collaborated with several... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Isles

2:35pm

Private Clouds Deliver Student Resources
Learn how schools use private cloud technology to aggregate, manage and deliver data center and cloud applications, files and reports to a common web desktop to simplify how instructional services are delivered to various devices types. See examples of private clouds and BYOD classroom management. May contain commercial content

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Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Nokomis

2:35pm

Enabled, Engaged, Empowered: The New Student Vision for Digital Learning
This session will share the latest Speak Up National Research Project findings from over 466,000 K-12 students, parents and educators on how students want to be engaged with mobile learning, online and blended learning, and e-textbooks and digital content. 

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Julie Evans

Chief Executive Officer, Project Tomorrow


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Lakeshore A

2:35pm

Leveraging the Physical Environment to Improve Learning
Imagine how much more effective teaching and learning can be when the learning environment is optimized to support different learning modalities. This session will introduce research-based principles in facility design to improve learning and offer a range of solutions that can be implemented by any school.

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avatar for Randy Fielding

Randy Fielding

Architect & Change Agent for Creative Learning Communities, Fielding Nair International
I'm on a life-long mission to freeing learners everywhere to direct their own learning, work collaboratively, and invent new solutions to change the world. Sketching on a tablet while video conferencing with team mates and clients is fun. I also love to go out to coffee in the morning at Sparrow Cafe with my wife Kris and walk around Lake Harriet with friends and family,


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Nicollet B/C

2:35pm

New Basics and New Balance for a New Age

What is the goal of 21st century education?  What should it be?  What should we be  teaching our kids? What role does technology play?  What is the role of human teachers in an Internet -based world?


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Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Nicollet D

2:35pm

Creating a Hybrid Learning Environment
Find out how to create an online and in-class hybrid classroom. Hybrid courses let students and teachers gain flexibility and delve deeper into high-level topics. Learn how to integrate online tools to create a classroom that moves instruction out and authentic work in.

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avatar for Seth Salenger

Seth Salenger

Math Teacher, White Bear Lake Area Schools
I am passionate about differentiating education, especially for some of our most vulnerable learners. I am passionate about finding ways for technology to fill in the gaps that I have as an educator and enhance the things I do great! | | Besides being a dedicated teacher, I am passionate about running and triathlons. As much as I love being a teacher, I am never happier then when I am on the road on either my bike or in my running shoes or... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Poster Table 3

2:35pm

Google Apps for Education Research Tool
Investigate how the Google Research tool animates the research process, making it easier to add and cite information from the web in Google documents and presentations. The Research tool inserts source credits at the click of a button and encourages students to credit their sources and be independent learners.

Speakers
avatar for Rojanne Brown

Rojanne Brown

Technology Integration Specialist, Osseo Area Schools
Technology Integration Specialist at Osseo Area Schools | Online Instructor for IT4Educators


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Poster Table 2

2:35pm

Pinterest: Connecting Educators and Objects
Pinterest is a fun way to get students, educators, and parents involved in learning, as well as providing access to objects, images, and videos that teachers can use in their classrooms as hook, prompt, or assessment tools.

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avatar for Erin E. Anderson

Erin E. Anderson

Principal, Museology Exhibits & Programs
I'm a proud Minnesotan, museum enthusiast, and lifelong learner with a love for people, nature, and the connections between the two.


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Poster Table 1

2:35pm

Technology and Extracurricular Activities
Learn different ways coaches and advisors can use technology applications with their athletes and advisees. Using Google Docs, Forms, Remind 101 and Calendar to help organize your program is critical. We'll also look at other, more individualized options for various sports and activities.

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avatar for Dihanna Fedder

Dihanna Fedder

District Technology Integrationist, Pine City Public Schools
Dihanna is a mother of two sons and one four-legged genius. She taught Spanish for 26 years and holds a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on technology from the University of Minnesota. Dihanna is currently the High School Media Specialist and District Technology Integrationist at Pine City High School, Co-Junior Class Advisor, Senior Class Advisor and Homecoming Advisor. Pine City Public Schools has a 1:1 iPad Initiative for... Read More →


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Poster Table 5

2:35pm

Using an LMS for a Paperless iPad Classroom
Discover how simple it is to manage a paperless iPad classroom and create a seamless workflow through the use of Schoology, a learning management system. Various student-friendly productivity iPad apps will be highlighted to show how they can be used in conjunction with Schoology.

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avatar for Allison Clasen

Allison Clasen

5th Grade Teacher, Crosby-Ironton Schools
I am passionate about bringing innovative methods into my classroom to enhance and transform student learning.


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Poster Table 4

2:35pm

Using Technology for Assessment
Explore free and easy web-based technology tools for formative and summative assessment, including Socrative, Poll Everywhere and Google Forms (with Flubaroo). These tools can be used in computer labs or with mobile devices.

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avatar for Holly Brunson

Holly Brunson

Intervention Specialist, Osseo Area Schools
I have been a part of the Osseo Area School District for the past 6 years. I am always looking for ways in which I can incorporate technology into my teaching to enhance student learning. I believe that we are doing students a disservice by not allowing them to dabble in and explore technology. We need to give the opportunities they need to be successful in the 21st century!


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Poster Table 6

3:00pm

Ask an Expert
An open forum for staff using TIES Student Information System to ask questions and get on-the-spot answers from the experts at TIES._x000B_ 


Monday December 16, 2013 3:00pm - 3:25pm
TIES Booth
 
Tuesday, December 17
 

8:00am

21st-Century Skills Course
Come learn about the 21st-century skills course Bismarck Public Schools has created for all sixth graders. Using technology tools, students communicate and collaborate, access and evaluate information, and create and present projects based on what they are learning in their core subjects.

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avatar for Chad Even

Chad Even

6th Grade Digital Lit. teacher, Bismarck Public Schools
Teach 6th grade in a "textbook less classroom". Teach a new innovative class called--Computer Literacy (21st Century Skills) Love finding new innovative ideas of teaching/learning. "Today is the day make a difference" | Twitter-@evensclass
avatar for Sarah Francetich

Sarah Francetich

6th Grade Digital Literacy Teacher, Bismarck Public Schools
I love teaching students and teachers how technology can make learning more enjoyable. There is just something about watching students and teachers get excited about using technology to create and collaborate.


Tuesday December 17, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Greenway H/I

8:00am

Beyond Eclipse Curriculum Manager: Moving Forward
The TIES Eclipse Curriculum Manager is getting a makeover. We'll give you a glimpse of what we've been working on, discuss where we're headed, and open it up for questions and answers.

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avatar for T. J. Fletcher

T. J. Fletcher

Web Developer, TIES
I'm currently a web developer at TIES where I get to work on our cutting edge web-based applications. Prior to this, I was an Education Technology Coordinator at TIES where I was able to offer workshops in our state of the art training center. In a past life, I taught chemistry and web development to high school students, promoting collaboration while creating and deploying innovative digital media and interactive learning resources. I encouraged... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Minnehaha

8:00am

Build an App for Your Classroom
This session will show you how to use app builder to create an app for your classroom. We will cover how the app builder works, as well as ideas for things to include in your app. In as little as an hour, you can have a fully functional app for your students and parents!

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avatar for Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith

tech integration, Pine Island School District
avatar for Josh Westphal

Josh Westphal

Teacher, Pine Island School District


Tuesday December 17, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Calhoun

8:00am

Communicative Strategies for Reaching Learners
Advancements in video and collaboration technologies provide innovative ways to transform schools. During this conversation, we will discuss how using the right tool for the right job at the right time can enable a variety of communicative strategies to reach learners. May contain commercial content

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Lance Ford

Solutions Engineer, CISCO


Tuesday December 17, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
St. Croix

8:00am

Create, Collaborate and Communicate with Scratch 2.0
Scratch 2.0 is a free, web-based tool developed by MIT that supports digital-age learning, the National Educational Technology Standards for Students and 21st-century skills. Learn about all the Scratch resources available and how students in grades 2 and above can use Scratch across the curriculum.

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avatar for Ann Nicholson

Ann Nicholson

Retired teacher and tech facilitator, Cedar Rapids Community Schools
I'm an avid supporter of infusing 21st Century Skills into the curriculum through appropriate integration of technology and pedagogy. I'm also promoting coding in the classroom and volunteering at a coder dojo.


Tuesday December 17, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Lake Superior A

8:00am

Differentiated Math Instruction with Tablets
Discover how to empower teachers and students to become responsible for instruction, allow students to become creators, not just consumers, and let students work at an appropriate pace. We'll discuss using tablets to create a classroom of truly differentiated instruction that meets the diverse needs of your students.

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avatar for Jeff Morris

Jeff Morris

Technology Integration, Perham - Dent Public Schools
My passion is teaching and coaching. I have been teaching all levels of high school mathematics for 16 years now and also coach cross country and track. I just recently finished my Masters of Science in Math Education at Bemidji State University. In 2012 was named National High School Coaches Association Boys Cross Country Coach of the Year.
avatar for Sandra Wieser-Matthews

Sandra Wieser-Matthews

Educaqtor, Perham/Dent District 549
Our Project iENGAGE team has a passion for learning and for using technology.


Tuesday December 17, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Millennium Grand North

8:00am

Don't Forget the Electives!
There are many 1:1 and BYOD initiatives underway, but many of these initiatives do not consider technology integration in the electives. Various strategies will be examined in light of how they affect electives.

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avatar for Christopher Russell

Christopher Russell

Director of Choirs, Oltman Middle School, South Washington County Schools
Christopher J. Russell, Ph.D., is the author of the Technology in Music Education Blog. He is the is the Director of Choirs at Oltman Middle School in St. Paul Park, Minnesota. Dr. Russell was featured for his use of technology in music education in the October 2014 issue of Choral Director Magazine. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Northwestern College, a Master of Arts in Music Education with a Choral Emphasis at the... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Greenway F/G

8:00am

Embracing Failure Through Project-Based Learning
Investigate specific strategies and resources to incorporate project-based learning into middle and high school flipped classrooms. The presenters will discuss their own successes and failures using flipped PBL with projects such as “Egg-o-Naut” bottle rockets, Minute to Win It challenges and more.

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avatar for Andy Pethan

Andy Pethan

Teacher, Byron High School
Andy Pethan, high school math teacher. I believe learning should be fun, challenging, and managed by students. My current tools include PBL, flipping, hybrids, programming, lecture, peer instruction, and gamification.
avatar for Matthew Weyers

Matthew Weyers

Middle School L.Arts/Science Teacher, Byron Public Schools
Middle School Science and Language Arts teacher, interested in Project Based Learning to simulate real-life experiences. Looking for ways to recognize student achievement outside of test scores and other traditional metrics.


Tuesday December 17, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Millennium Grand Center

8:00am

Flipped Digital Citizen Instruction
Create flipped digital citizen instruction with Edmodo, a free social media site. Come see how to create assignments and quizzes, manage classes and track student progress to modify instruction. It is fun, easy to use and students love it! Resources will be provided for grades 3-6.

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avatar for Mary Brimacomb

Mary Brimacomb

Library Media Specialist, Osseo Area Schools
I am passionate about learning, travel, and motivating students to develop a love of reading. I am a Library Media Specialist at Weaver Elementary, a Science, Math, and Technology School in District 279. Credentials: ISTE NETS*T Certified Teacher, 2010 TIES Exceptional Teacher, Masters Degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Currently I am passionate about using Schoology to teach Common Sense Media - Digital Citizenship lessons.
avatar for Dawn French

Dawn French

Instructional Coach, Osseo Area Schools
Technology Integration | Leadership | Staff Development | Peer Coaching |


Tuesday December 17, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Minnetonka

8:00am

Flipping Without a Flop
Come hear how two fifth-grade teachers flipped their math classrooms. Learn from their flops, as they take you through the challenges they faced and the key factors of their success. Tools discussed will include Moodle, Google forms, YouTube, Chromebook and various apps.

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avatar for Kelsey Cater Nash

Kelsey Cater Nash

Fifth Grade Teacher, Bloomington Public Schools
avatar for Holly Skadsem

Holly Skadsem

Digital Learning Coordinator, Bloomington Public Schools
I taught fifth grade math in Bloomington for seven years. Through the curation and creation of digital content, I transformed my math classroom into a "Mastery-based" learning model. Students had control of where they learned, how they learned, and the pace in which they moved through the standards. Now, as a digital learning coordinator, I am using my knowledge of personalized learning to help other teachers implement blended learning models... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Greenway A

8:00am

iSolve: The Mathematics Revolution
Revolutionize how you approach mathematics by enhancing any curriculum. See how to maximize engagement and success for all by using authentic instructional, social and educational media for collaboration, and video apps to create lessons. You'll gain usable information to help you incorporate the power of technology to support all students.

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Michael Krill

Sixth Grade Teacher, Oconomowoc (WI) Area School District


Tuesday December 17, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
North Star Ballroom B

8:00am

Redeeming Time: Technology as a Productivity Asset
Do you feel like you have less margin in your teaching to be the creative teacher you imagined yourself to be? In this session, we will look at some creative ways to leverage technology to help reduce stress, streamline your workflow, consolidate paperwork, personalize learning and create opportunity.

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avatar for Mark Wallace

Mark Wallace

Classroom Teacher, Edina Public Schools
Teaching | | Video Production | | Productivity | | Creativity | | Design


Tuesday December 17, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Skyway

8:00am

Research on Students' Use of Digital Mapping, Screencasting, & Collaborative Writing Apps
Learn about the research and analysis of how students use digital mapping, screencasting and collaborative writing iOS and Chrome apps to enhance their collaborative reading and writing in middle school science classrooms.

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avatar for Richard Beach

Richard Beach

Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota, University of Minnsota
Research interests: literacy practices and identity construction; uses of digital literacies, particularly iPad app affordances; teaching secondary literature/writing; literacy practices and CCSS implementation


Tuesday December 17, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Lakeshore C

8:00am

SAMRarize Your Learning Strategies
Build on your repertoire of learning strategies with fifteen tried and true methods of how to integrate technology AND leverage learning at all levels of the SAMR model (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition). Strategies include: vocabulary development with Haiku Deck, formative assessments with Nearpod, class discussions with Backchannel Chat and Flipgrid, and many more. 

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avatar for Kim Christensen

Kim Christensen

iLearn Specialist, Eden Prairie Public Schools
I'm passionate about personalizing learning with a focus on tech integration and a lens of culturally responsive teaching.
avatar for Lynnea West

Lynnea West

i-Learn Specialist, Eden Prairie Public Schools
Lynnea West (@lynneawest) is i-Learn Specialist for the Eden Prairie Schools in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. She is currently enrolled in the PhD program at the University of Minnesota in the College of Education and Human Development focusing in Learning Technologies. Lynnea is committed to making learning real, relevant, global and rigorous. Talk to Lynnea about literacy, art, immersion and world languages as well as equity in education!


Tuesday December 17, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Greenway D/E

8:00am

Successful 1:1 iPad Implementations: More Than Apps
What are the best practices for implementing a successful 1:1 iPad program? Come collaborate with the Minnetonka instructional technology staff and share your own ideas and successes. Learn how we have integrated 1:1 iPads with nearly 3,000 students in grades 8-11 and transformed teaching and learning.

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avatar for Dave Eisenmann

Dave Eisenmann

Director of Technology, Minnetonka Public Schools
Dave Eisenmann, M.A.Ed., has been the Director of Instructional Technology & Media Services at Minnetonka Public Schools since 2003. Dave manages instructional technology projects, implementations, and staff development related to curriculum and instruction. Dave spent four years as an elementary school teacher and four years as a middle school teacher prior to his current position. He is an adjunct professor at Saint Mary’s University of... Read More →
avatar for Peter Gausmann

Peter Gausmann

Instructional Technology Support Teacher 6-12, Minnetonka Public Schools
Peter Gausmann has been a Teacher on Special Assignment for Technology Integration and Support since January 2011, when Minnetonka High School was in an early phase of its 1:1 iPad implementation. Before his current position, Peter was an elementary media specialist for two years and a high school English teacher for thirteen years. Over the past two years, Peter has presented about iPads, Google Apps, and learning management systems at several... Read More →
avatar for Sara Hunt

Sara Hunt

Teacher, Minnetonka Public Schools
I love learning and being a part of the process of learning. I love having students create products to show their learning. It is a great way to assess their learning and learn more about them. I am pleased how iPads, GAFE, and using an LMS have opened up a very different classroom experience for students and teachers. I look forward to learning more!
avatar for Ben Stanerson

Ben Stanerson

Technology Integrationist/Science Teacher, Minnetonka Public Schools
Ben is currently a Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) working with iPad integration at Minnetonka High School.   Prior to his current role, Ben was a High School Physics and Physical Science teacher for 10 years, and an active member of many pilot programs using technology in the district.  Ben actively worked to incorporate new technology into his teaching, starting with Vernier science probes, then SMART Boards, to Schoology, Google Apps... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Millennium Grand South

8:00am

Supporting edTPA Minnesota with the iPad
The new state-mandated performance assessment for teacher candidates includes an essential video component. Come see how the iPad 2 meets this challenging requirement and how it can be used to better support teacher candidates through the edTPA process.

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Elizabeth Finsness

Director of the Office of Field and International Experience, Mankato State University


Tuesday December 17, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Greenway J

8:00am

The Immersive Classroom: Integrating Science, Literacy and Engineering Standards
The Jackson Middle School Observatory in Champlin, Minn., is a classroom, planetarium and observatory all in one. Learn how these tools are integrated to teach a wide variety of standards. These lessons can also be used in classrooms without the immersive technology.

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avatar for Joel Halvorson

Joel Halvorson

Science Communications Consultant, Regional Planetarium Network
I am currently working as a Science Communications Consultant, helping people and institutions bring the message of science to the public. Current and recent activities include: | Working through TIES to coordinate the technical and program activities of the Minnesota Regional Planetarium NetworkConsultant in the planning and development of the new Nature Research Center expansion at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.Partner in... Read More →
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DeLaura McLellan

Jackson Middle School Observatory Coordinator, Anoka-Hennepin School District


Tuesday December 17, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Great Lakes Ballroom A2-3

8:00am

The STEM of Social Studies
Learn from a social studies teacher in a STEM program how social studies teachers can improve their instruction through the use of flipped classroom, social media, web site creation, Google applications, online databases and inquiry projects.

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avatar for Ron Hustvedt

Ron Hustvedt

Social Studies Teacher, Salk Middle School STEM Magnet Program
I am a passionate educator who works hard each day to challenge his students, to challenge his own ways of thinking, and challenge his coworkers to create the best school possible for students. I am passionate about getting kids thinking, questioning, digging deeper into subjects, creating experiences where inquiry is the only way out, and doing all of that while playing and experimenting with new and innovative forms of technology. Other than... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Greenway B/C

8:00am

Tips and Tricks for Getting the Most Out of Your Mac and iPad
Discover tips and tricks to make the most of your Mac and iOS device. May contain commercial content.

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Tuesday December 17, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Regency

8:00am

Transitioning to Hybrid Learning in Higher Education
Augsburg College moved over 200 face-to-face courses to a hybrid model to increase student engagement and enhance learning opportunities for all weekend college and all graduate and professional courses. Learn what went into planning, preparing and implementing this change in faculty development.

Speakers
avatar for Dan McGuire

Dan McGuire

Hybrid Teaching and Learning Project Manager, Augsburg College
Leads the IT Academic Liaisons team and the Center for Teaching and Learning Course Design Consultants group supporting faculty at Augsburg as all Graduate and Weekend College courses are transitioned to a Hybrid model.


Tuesday December 17, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

8:00am

Web Tools in the Foreign Language Classroom
Want to add resources to your foreign language curriculum to make it compatible with 21st-century learners? Come and see how one teacher has integrated Web 2.0 tools into her classroom to aid in student achievement and comprehension.

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avatar for Sara Lynch

Sara Lynch

Teacher, Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial Secondary School
I am a high school Spanish teacher who loves to use technology in my classroom. I feel that it can enhance student learning and increase student engagement. Also, it can make your life as a teacher a lot easier!
avatar for Sheila Opsal

Sheila Opsal

Bus Ed / Technology Intergration, St Clair High School
Business Education/Career & Technical Teacher at St. Clair High School. I am passionate about technology and how it has changed the way we teach. Everyday their is something new to get excited about!


Tuesday December 17, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Lake Superior B

8:00am

Classroom Sound Systems Are Half of the Picture
Classroom wireless mike ("soundfield") systems provide the best investment for increasing test scores, increasing attentiveness and protecting a teacher's voice. Learn the basic components of a "soundfield" system, how to integrate other media sources into the system and how soundfield systems can provide assistive listening for hearing-challenged students. May contain commercial content

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Tuesday December 17, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Nokomis

8:00am

Google Tools for Struggling Learners
As learning moves from lecture-based techniques toward more collaborative environments in the cloud with Google, accessibility is critical. Discover how Texthelp’s Google integration tools promote independent supported learning in reading and writing for all students across multiple platforms and environments. May contain commercial content.

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Debbie Shaw

Texthelp Inc.
Regional Director at Texthelp Systems


Tuesday December 17, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Isles

8:00am

YouTube in the Classroom
With 100 hours of content uploaded every minute, YouTube has become an invaluable addition to any classroom. A Google Certified Teacher will show you how to safely use YouTube to engage, inspire and ignite student learning.

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avatar for Jim Sill

Jim Sill

Educational Technology Consultant, Jim Sill Consulting, Inc.
As a Google Apps Certified Trainer and Apple Certified Trainer, I enjoy traveling to new places around the world leading workshops on topics that include Using Video for Social Change, Cinematic Narrative Techniques, Encouraging a Creative Student, Google in the Classroom and much more.


Tuesday December 17, 2013 8:00am - 8:50am
Lakeshore A

9:00am

11:00am

Ask an Expert
An open forum for staff using TIES Student Information System to ask questions and get on-the-spot answers from the experts at TIES._x000B_ 


Tuesday December 17, 2013 11:00am - 11:25am
TIES Booth

11:00am

Grading by Standard
Learn about the latest grading by standards enhancements, including the new Standards Manager._x000B_ 

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Tuesday December 17, 2013 11:00am - 11:25am
TIES Booth

11:00am

3D Video: Changing the Way Kids Learn
Do you think 3D video in education is a fad or just a cool movie-watching experience? Come see some instructional 3D video content, hear the data and feedback from our fourth-grade 3D video and simulations pilot, and think again! 3D glasses will be provided. Bring your own popcorn.

Speakers
avatar for Holli Hillman

Holli Hillman

4th Grade Teacher, ISD 15 St. Francis, MN
I teach 4th grade and have recently began experimenting with stereoscopic 3D in the classroom. I am eager to share my experience and demonstrate the power 3D technology has on learning.


Tuesday December 17, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

11:00am

Applying Gameful Practices to the Classroom
Examine the use of game-based strategies in the classroom to increase engagement, achievement and creativity. The presenter will share examples from his classroom of successes and failures using these strategies with 1:1 iPad Minis.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Fleenor

Peter Fleenor

Technology Integrationist, Farmington Schools


Tuesday December 17, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Lake Superior B

11:00am

Be Essential: The Role of Librarians and Media Specialists
School librarians and media specialists play an essential role in meeting the increasing information and technology needs of teachers and students. This interactive session will include practical steps to build knowledge, skills and leadership to communicate the value of school media and technology programs for students and learning.

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Sally Mays

Library Media Specialist, Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School
avatar for Dawn Nelson

Dawn Nelson

School Library Media Specialist, Oak View Elementary School
Learning is primary. Technology is the means to engage and equip students to find information and be excited about their world!


Tuesday December 17, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Minnetonka

11:00am

Beyond Flipped: Hybrid-Online Classrooms
Explore the hybrid class, where students enjoy 24/7 access to course content, student-directed timelines, decreased behavior issues and increased quality of communication. The instructor and students will share their experiences and discuss benefits and components of a hybrid Earth science class.

Speakers
avatar for Julian Buss

Julian Buss

Science Teacher, Farmington High School
Trying to design school differently so that each student can reach their highest potential. Self-paced, student choice, competency-based, personalized learning opportunities can help make this a reality for all learners.


Tuesday December 17, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Millennium Grand South

11:00am

Breaking ELL Barriers in a Flipped 1:1 Classroom
This session will take you through the framework of a flipped 1:1 mainstream high school mathematics classroom that was intentionally overloaded with English Language Learners. Learn the benefits and insights observed by all students within this structure with a particular focus on ELL students.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Padrnos

Anthony Padrnos

Director of Technology, Richfield Public Schools
Anthony has been involved with educational technology integration for many years as a classroom teacher, consultant, and technology administrator. Anthony has a B.A.S. in Mathematics Education with a certificate in educational computing and technology from the University of Minnesota Duluth. He earned a M.A. in Education and Ed.S. in Educational Administration from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. His master's thesis and research was on... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Greenway A

11:00am

Come Tynker Around with Programming
Tynker is a fun, web-based programming environment for students as young as third-grade. We'll demo Tynker, talk about how to sign up and work through a lesson. Bring your laptop or tablet and learn a little coding!

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Thorstad

Jesse Thorstad

Technology Specialist, Fergus Falls Public Schools
I'm a tech coordinator in west-central Minnesota. I love pretty much anything tech-ed or gadget related and showing young and old alike how these tools work. I love disc golf, coaching Special Olympics, quadcopters (I fly a Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K), Jeep Wranglers, Geocaching, and everything Apple. And Google. And disc golf. Did I mention that? I'm a musician who plays drums and guitar, and my wife and I have five kids, three of whom are adopted.


Tuesday December 17, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Calhoun

11:00am

Creating iMovie Trailers on the iPad
Use the iPad iMovie trailer app to create a transparent classroom, increase motivation and showcase comprehension. The trailer app provides a professional-looking product without the time it takes to make a full iMovie. Use the trailer app to create movies about field trips, introduce new topics and more.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Pedersen

Melissa Pedersen

Third Grade Classroom Teacher, Osseo Area Schools
Third Grade Teachers at Osseo School District


Tuesday December 17, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Great Lakes Ballroom C

11:00am

Creative, Real-Time Formative Assessments for iPads
Transform your classroom with three simple, powerful iPad apps. We’ll show you how to move away from your use of devices as consumption tools and toward their use as powerful creation tools that show what your students can really do.

Speakers
avatar for Becky Fritz

Becky Fritz

Science Teacher, Technology Integration Specialist, Hopkins Schools
Becky Fritz has been teaching science for 15 years and this is her fourth year in a classroom that’s 1:1 with iPads. She’s been in love with technology since she first learned how to program that turtle in Logo during elementary school. In recent years she has begun working as the Staff Development Coordinator for her building and as a Digital Content Specialist for the secondary schools, helping teachers integrate technology into their... Read More →
avatar for Debbie Hahn

Debbie Hahn

Teacher, Digital Learning Coach, Hopkins North Jr. High
Debbie Hahn is a Teacher and Digital Content Specialist at Hopkins North Jr. High where every student has a district-issued iPad. She has been teaching junior high Social Studies for 15 years and has enjoyed the ride from 5.25” floppy disks to iPads, consistently trying to be creative in marrying technology and curriculum to enhance student learning. In addition to teaching and helping students and teachers with tech, she is an Instructional... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Greenway D/E

11:00am

Design Thinking: Creating Moonshot Thinkers
Give your students confidence in their creative ability with Design Thinking. Come learn about Design Thinking in Education and how you can transform learning. We will explore how technology and learning are a perfect match for design challenges and how Moonshot Thinking will give students opportunities to change the world.

Speakers
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Molly Schroeder

Director, Ed Tech Team
Molly Schroeder is a Global Digital Learning Specialist, Google Certified Teacher and Google Educator Trainer. She presents nationally and internationally at conferences, workshops and conventions on how to integrate Google Apps and other emerging technologies into learning. She tries to model Moonshot Thinking and Living in Beta to transform learning for teachers and students. Her background is in Elementary Education and she also holds a... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Nicollet A

11:00am

Digital Immersive Learning Experiences That Support K-5 Standards
Teachers who use interactive immersive learning experiences that support K-5 standards in school planetariums will share examples that have made a difference and have helped students master difficult concepts.

Speakers
avatar for Joel Halvorson

Joel Halvorson

Science Communications Consultant, Regional Planetarium Network
I am currently working as a Science Communications Consultant, helping people and institutions bring the message of science to the public. Current and recent activities include: | Working through TIES to coordinate the technical and program activities of the Minnesota Regional Planetarium NetworkConsultant in the planning and development of the new Nature Research Center expansion at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.Partner in... Read More →
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Sarah Komperud

Planetarium Educator, Bell Museum of Natural History


Tuesday December 17, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Great Lakes Ballroom A2-3

11:00am

Effective Classroom Observations
Classroom observations can be an effective tool to improve teaching and learning. We will review best practices in classroom observations, a typical observation format, collecting the data and using observation data to provide effective feedback. May contain commercial content.

Speakers
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Jerelyne Nemanich

Coordinator of Learning Technology, Spring Lake Park Schools
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iCOR Impact / Pamela Potts

Director, iCOR Impact
Pamela Potts is an adjunct instructor at Johnson County Community College, and the director of iCOR Impact. Understanding technology and how to utilize technology tools is Pamela's expertise. Applying that to classroom observations, collecting data, and database reporting, she brings to TIES best practices in classroom observations to improve teacher effectiveness.. | | iCOR Impact's desire is to help you make a difference in education by... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Greenway J

11:00am

Extend the Learning with Free Chrome Extensions
Explore innovative, free extensions for the Google Chrome internet browser that will engage your students and enliven your classroom. These online-based tools will inspire student creativity and incorporate digital learning to enhance the curriculum for both teachers and students.

Speakers
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Tina Monosmith

Principal, Saint Rose of Lima School
Tina Rosenthal Monosmith is currently the principal of Saint Rose of Lima Catholic School in Roseville, MN. Tina has held a variety of roles throughout her career in education, including six years as a classroom teacher. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in secondary education and theology from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she also accepted a full fellowship to complete her Master of Arts in Catholic Studies. She is... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Millennium Grand Center

11:00am

History Comes Alive with BYOD and Video Conferencing
The Minnesota Historical Society's video conferencing program, History Live, leverages tablets, smartphones, iPods and laptops with interactive video conferencing and Web 2.0 tools for a truly educational experience. Preview our newest lesson and discover how to bring our award-winning programs into your school, even if you don't have video conferencing equipment.

Speakers
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Jack Matheson

Saint Paul, MN, United States, Minnesota Historical Society
Jack Matheson has enjoyed the opportunity to develop and deliver a wide variety of educational programming for the Minnesota Historical Society. At the Minnesota History Center, Jack develops and teaches classes, portrays a 19th Century fur trader for the History Player outreach program, and leads Historic Pub-Crawls through Downtown St. Paul. As Program Associate, Jack has had great fun developing and delivering History Live! (Interactive... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
St. Croix

11:00am

IGNITE! iPad Apps, Apps and More Apps
Four presenters have eight minutes and 25 slides advancing every 20 seconds to share their excitement and ignite yours for iPad apps. Join this energetic, fast-paced session to be inspired to learn more.

Speakers
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Ryan Cox

Director of Instructional Technology, Becker Public Schools
I am currently the Director of Instructional Technology for Becker Public Schools. We are involved in an expanding iPad 1:1 initiative in Grades K-12. Our High School and Middle School have been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program. I believe very strongly in leveraging resources to support self-directed learning to communicate, create, collaborate, and think critically.
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Kara Damm

Technology Integration Specialist, Southwest West Central Service Cooperative
My husband and I are both in education. He is a biology teacher and I am a Technology Integration Specialist . We have two beautiful children, Dante and Brealyn. | I enjoy to travel and spend time with my family. We love camping and hiking when we are out. I can't wait until spring/summer so we can get back into the camper!
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Peter Gausmann

Instructional Technology Support Teacher 6-12, Minnetonka Public Schools
Peter Gausmann has been a Teacher on Special Assignment for Technology Integration and Support since January 2011, when Minnetonka High School was in an early phase of its 1:1 iPad implementation. Before his current position, Peter was an elementary media specialist for two years and a high school English teacher for thirteen years. Over the past two years, Peter has presented about iPads, Google Apps, and learning management systems at several... Read More →
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Juli Olson

Technology Integration Specialist, Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School
Hello, | I have been the Technology Integration Specialist for the past 8 years at HMJDS. My responsibilities include working with K - grade 8 students and our entire faculty to learn new technologies and programs and to integrate technology into our curriculum when appropriate. | | We have the following tools at HMJDS: | A PC lab and 3-6 PC computers in each classroom | A Mac lab & a cart with 6 MacBook Air computers | 6th and... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Great Lakes Ballroom B

11:00am

Individualizing Special Education with Technology
See how one district that has implemented a 1:1 initiative in K-12 is customizing learning for its special education students. Participants will walk away with ideas for apps, learn how Google Docs can streamline workload and watch a video of classrooms using iPads.

Speakers
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Lisa Edwards

Farmington Area Schools


Tuesday December 17, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Greenway H/I

11:00am

iPad Carts: Opportunities, Challenges and the Digital Divide
To bridge the digital divide and support 21st-century learning, Minneapolis Public Schools added iPad carts in all of the district's grade 6-10 social studies classes. Come hear about stakeholder engagement, professional development, research findings, student examples and teacher voices in how this project has impacted teaching and learning.

Speakers
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Lanise Block

Strategic Project Administrator, Minneapolis Public Schools
Content Lead K-12: Social Studies at Minneapolis Public Schools
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C. Candace Chou

Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas


Tuesday December 17, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Millennium Grand North

11:00am

K-12 Tech Without the Price Tag
Expanding access to technology in schools can be hard on a budget, but with the solutions presented in this session, you can put in place a full-fledged, easy-to-manage system quickly and at a fraction of the normal cost. See how open source can work for your district.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Henderson

Bob Henderson

Technology Coordinator, Lake Park Audubon Schools
I'm the Tech Coord. for a small school with big tech ideas. Passionate about open source and it's uses in K-12, as well as the future direction our schools are going. Paperless classroom advocate. Mobile DJ. 10th Level Wizard.


Tuesday December 17, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Minnehaha

11:00am

Leverage the iPad to Enhance Your Teaching
This hands-on, activity-filled session will focus on leveraging the web, differentiating learning and promoting creativity to enhance what you already do. The iPad has the ability to transform your classroom into something more dynamic, interconnected and personalized.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Freisen

Ben Freisen

Digital Content Specialist, EdTechTeam
Ben is an Apple Teacher, Google Certified Innovator and Authorized Google Education Trainer. In 2010, Ben was named a TIES Exceptional Teacher. Ben is the Director of Professional Development for the EdTechTeam.


Tuesday December 17, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
North Star Ballroom A