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TIES 2013 CONFERENCE
TRANSFORMING PEDAGOGY WITH TECHNOLOGY


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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... 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... 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... 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... 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

Lead Teacher, Catalyst Charter Middle School
Sandy Wisneski is lead teacher at Catalyst Charter Middle School, which opened in the fall of 2013. She is the district Webmaster, tech mentor, and yearbook advisor, as well as IE mentor. Over the past 40 years she obtained her masters in reading, became certified as a Flat Classroom... 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... 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... Read More →


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
Dihanna is a mother of two sons and one four-legged genius. Dihanna is a new grandmother and will happily share pictures of her beautiful grandson! She taught Spanish for 26 years and holds a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on technology from the University of Minnesota... 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... Read More →


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

Chief Geek, Fisher Technologies Incorporated
I am a geek that likes to speak!Fisher Technologies Incorporated specializes in K-12 Educational Technology conference and event presentation services as well as on site and online professional development.


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... Read More →
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

High School Choral Director and 5th Grade General Music, 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... 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... Read More →


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

District Curriculum Coordinator, Cambridge-Isanti Schools
I am a District Curriculum and PD Coordinator for Cambridge-Isanti Schools. I am very excited to have the opportunity to be involved education during a time where incredible technology is in the hands of students! I enjoy exploring the latest pieces educational technology and collaborating... Read More →


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

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... Read More →


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... 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.

Speakers
avatar for Troy Reynolds

Troy Reynolds

Technology Integrationist, Bagley ISD 162
I have been in education for nine years. In that time I have worked very heavily with technology integration and the use of SMART Boards and iPads. In 2009, I was hired by Waubun as a new teacher but within a few months I was given the opportunity to be a district technology integrationist... 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.

Speakers
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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 Richards Bullen

Rebecca Richards Bullen

Studio Arts Department Chair and Instructor, Perpich Center for Arts Education
Rebecca Bullen has worked with the Perpich Center for Arts Education since 2009. Her position has included media arts instructor and education specialist. During the 2013/14 school year she worked with Crosswinds Arts and Science School to develop its visual and media arts program. Bullen... 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.

Speakers
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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... Read More →


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

Regional Sales Manager, Edupoint
Tim Wilson has been the Midwest Regional Sales Manager at Edupoint since 2017. Before that he was the CTO for Osseo Area Schools, a 20,000-student school district near Minneapolis, MN.


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... 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.

Speakers
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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.

Speakers

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

Classroom Teacher, Edina Public Schools
I am currently a 3rd/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... Read More →
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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

Advisor, SOAR Middle School
Robin Indermuehle has been teaching at SOAR Middle School for 5 years. Previously she taught High School Life Science and worked with At-Risk students. She grew up in Northern Minnesota where she developed a love of the natural environment. She works to convey this to students in... Read More →
avatar for Ann Perry

Ann Perry

SOAR HS Advisor/PLP & Online Course Coordinator, Northland Pines School District


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... Read More →


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

Writer and Educational Consultant, Buck Institute for Education
I’m a writer and educational consultant from Portland, Oregon, working to harness the power of teaching, learning, and storytelling to improve lives and transform communities. Recent projects have taken me across the United States and around the globe to support schools that are... Read More →
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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Jen Hegna

Jen Hegna

Director of Information and Learning Technology, Byron Public 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.

Speakers
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Jennifer Sly

Manager, 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... 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

Secondary Math Instructional Coach; Math Teacher, District 196 Rosemount - Apple Valley - Eagan
Geri brings her experiences as a Google for Education Certified Innovator & Trainer, G Suite for Education Top Contributor, SMART Certified Education Trainer, SMART Exemplary Educator, and high school math teacher to each of her presentations. She provides ongoing training and support... Read More →


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... 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 School District
Julie is completing her 10th 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... Read More →
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Kristin Wallace

Secondary Technology Integrationist, Westonka School District
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... Read More →


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

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.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Garrison

Mark Garrison

Director of Technology & Innovation, White Bear Lake 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... 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.

Speakers
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!
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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.

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... 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.

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... 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.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Vanden Heuvel

Andrew Vanden Heuvel

Online Adjunct Professor, Grand Rapids Community College
I am a certified high school physics and math teacher with a masters degree in astronomy. For the past 10 years, I have been developing and teaching online courses to high school and community college students.


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.

Speakers
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.

Speakers
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Bonnie Fahning

Third Grade Teacher,
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Kate Tinguely

Media Specialist, Prior Lake - Savage Area Schools - Jeffers Pond Elementary
I have been in the business of educating kids for over 20 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! Recently I became a Google Certified Educator, Seesaw and Common Sense Ambassador... Read More →


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.

Speakers
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... Read More →
avatar for Wendy Wolfe

Wendy Wolfe

Technology Integrationist & Social Studies Teacher, Breck 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... 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.

Speakers
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... 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.

Speakers
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.

Speakers
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 leads technology leadership and instruction in PreK-12 settings. His recent interests include leveraging digital... 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.


Speakers
avatar for Zoran Popovic

Zoran Popovic

Professor, 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.

Speakers
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... Read More →
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... 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_

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Chief Geek, Fisher Technologies Incorporated
I am a geek that likes to speak!Fisher Technologies Incorporated specializes in K-12 Educational Technology conference and event presentation services as well as on site and online professional development.


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.

Speakers
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... 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.

Speakers
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.

Speakers
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_

Speakers
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... Read More →


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

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.

Speakers
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.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Wolfe

Wendy Wolfe

Technology Integrationist & Social Studies Teacher, Breck 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... 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.

Speakers
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... 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.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Friesen

Ben Friesen

Summits Team, EdTechTeam
After a distinguished career as a professional camper and environmental educator, Ben was a digital content specialist and taught junior high science for ten years. Ben is an Apple Teacher, Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer and a Google Certified Educator - Level... Read More →


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... 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.

Speakers
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_

Speakers
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... 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.

Speakers
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.

Speakers
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.

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


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.

Speakers
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.

Speakers
avatar for Geri Feiock

Geri Feiock

Secondary Math Instructional Coach; Math Teacher, District 196 Rosemount - Apple Valley - Eagan
Geri brings her experiences as a Google for Education Certified Innovator & Trainer, G Suite for Education Top Contributor, SMART Certified Education Trainer, SMART Exemplary Educator, and high school math teacher to each of her presentations. She provides ongoing training and support... Read More →


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.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Averbeck

Jamie Averbeck

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Ashwaubenon School District
Follow me @AverbeckTech
avatar for Jen Legatt

Jen Legatt

Library Media Specialist
avatar for Sue Simonson

Sue Simonson

Business/Technology Teacher, Mound Westonka High School
I have been teaching in the Westonka School District for 14 years. In 2014, I returned to classroom after serving for three years as the district Technology Integrationist. I attended the Google Teacher Academy in Chicago in July of 2013 to become a Google Certified Teacher/Innovator... 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

Executive Director of Educational Services, Farmington Area Public Schools
Principal at Farmington High School. Former high school math teacher, former K-12 math coach, former elementary principal. Passionate about Personalized Learning.
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!

Speakers

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_

Speakers
avatar for Suzie Boss

Suzie Boss

Writer and Educational Consultant, Buck Institute for Education
I’m a writer and educational consultant from Portland, Oregon, working to harness the power of teaching, learning, and storytelling to improve lives and transform communities. Recent projects have taken me across the United States and around the globe to support schools that are... Read More →


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

Chief Geek, Fisher Technologies Incorporated
I am a geek that likes to speak!Fisher Technologies Incorporated specializes in K-12 Educational Technology conference and event presentation services as well as on site and online professional development.


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, Westonka School District
I am excited to be in my 13th 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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

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_

Speakers
avatar for Cara Hagen

Cara Hagen

Education Technology Consultant at TIES


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... Read More →


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... 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.

Speakers

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... 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... Read 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, Beyond Benign
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
Our students LOVE using Epic Digital books and yours will too!!!! 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... Read More →


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.

Speakers
avatar for Kayla Delzer

Kayla Delzer

Kayla Delzer is a 3rd grade teacher and technology champion in North Dakota. She is a columnist for Edsurge and blogger for Edutopia, where she writes about a variety of edtech and design topics. She is also the creator of her blog, Top Dog Teaching. She has nine years of teaching... 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 6 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... Read More →


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... Read More →
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.

Speakers
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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

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... 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... 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.

Speakers
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.

Speakers
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... 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... Read More →


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.

Speakers
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.

Speakers
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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.

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

Speakers
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--Digital 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.

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... 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!

Speakers
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, PhD

Educator and Education Consultant, 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.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Nicholson

Ann Nicholson

Professional Development Contractor
Ann is retired, but used to be the technology integration facilitator for CRCSD. She designed and delivered face to face, online, and blended professional development opportunities for teachers on a variety of technology integration resources and taught Educational Media and Technology... Read More →


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.

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... Read More →
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.

Speakers
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... 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.

Speakers
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.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Brimacomb

Mary Brimacomb

Library Media Specialist, Osseo Area Schools
Our students LOVE using Epic Digital books and yours will too!!!! 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... Read More →
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.

Speakers
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... 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.

Speakers
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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.

Speakers
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.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Beach

Richard Beach

Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota
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. 

Speakers
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... Read More →


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.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Eisenmann

Dave Eisenmann

Director of Instructional Technology & Media Services, 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, oversees implementations, and guides staff development related to technology. Dave spent eight years... 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... 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... Read 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... 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.

Speakers
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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.

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... 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.

Speakers
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... 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.

Speakers
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!
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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

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.

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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.

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avatar for Peter Fleenor

Peter Fleenor

Technology Integrationist, Farmington Area Public Schoolz


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.

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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

Executive Director of Technology, Osseo 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... 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 Fergus Falls, MN. 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, drones, Jeep Wranglers, Geocaching, and everything Apple. And Google. And disc golf.I'm... Read More →


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.

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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... 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... 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.

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avatar for Molly Bennett

Molly Bennett

Director of Summits and Digital Learning Specialist, EdTechTeam
Molly Bennett is a Global Digital Learning Specialist, Google Certified Innovator and Google Certified Trainer. Currently, she is the Executive Director of Summits for the EdTechTeam. She presents nationally and internationally at conferences, workshops, and conventions on how to... 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... 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
avatar for Jerelyne Nemanich

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... 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
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... 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.

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avatar for Jack  Matheson

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... 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.

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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... Read More →
avatar for Kara Damm

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... 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... Read More →
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... 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.

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Lisa Edwards

Farmington Area Public 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.

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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

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 Friesen

Ben Friesen

Summits Team, EdTechTeam
After a distinguished career as a professional camper and environmental educator, Ben was a digital content specialist and taught junior high science for ten years. Ben is an Apple Teacher, Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer and a Google Certified Educator - Level... Read More →


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

11:00am

Personalized Learning: One District's Journey
Learn how one district set out to personalize learning for all students. We'll cover the differences in implementation between a smaller school and a larger school within the same district, as well as offer a leadership perspective on the pieces needed to transform the way we teach.

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avatar for Brian Beresford

Brian Beresford

Leader of Personalized Learning & Innovation, Eastern Carver County Schools
Brian  serves  as the Leader of Personalized Learning & Innovation for the eight elementary schools in Eastern Carver County Schools. During Brian’s extended tenure in the district he has also served as an elementary educator and instructional technology coordinator. Brian draws... Read More →
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June Johnson

Principal, ECCS
avatar for Brenda Vogds

Brenda Vogds

Eastern Carver County Schools


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

11:00am

Putting Students First Using Assessment
Formative assessment and data analysis can bring about a transformation in your students. Learn how changing your approach to formative assessment and the data it generates can lead to increased student engagement, gains in achievement and, most importantly, a new passion for learning in your students. May contain commercial content

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avatar for Deb Meyer

Deb Meyer

Teaching and Learning Consultant, FirstTech


Tuesday December 17, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Greenway F/G

11:00am

Stop Worrying and Flip with Google Forms and Scripts
Are you a reluctant flipper? Change that with a simple and elegant way to incorporate flipped lessons in your classroom that is paperless, saves you time and has accelerated student learning. Come explore this approach adapted from Dr. Ramsey Musallam's flip strategy and implemented using Google Forms and Scripts.

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avatar for John Unruh-Friesen

John Unruh-Friesen

Tech Integration Specialist & Social Studies Teacher, Hopkins Schools


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

11:00am

Supporting School Innovators and Change Agents
Change agents seek to change instructional methods, implement innovations though technology, improve working conditions and more, often while facing challenges, isolation and even hostility. This session will share resources and explore ways to empower change agents, adapt organizations to support change and equip leaders to deal with burnout.

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avatar for Andy Mork

Andy Mork

Technology Integrationist, Saint Thomas Academy
I am a technology integrationist, and have been at both the district and building level. I am interested in leadership; organizational change; educational innovators and change agents and how they all relate to technology integration. I completed my EdD in Educational Leadership... Read More →


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

11:00am

Teaching in a BYOD World
Learn about classroom management skills, implementation strategies, best practices and theories to help better manage teaching in a BYOD world.

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avatar for Jenna Linskens

Jenna Linskens

District Instructional Technology Coach, Seymour Community School District
Dr. Jenna Linskens is an Instructional Technology Coordinator with the Seymour Community School District. She also provides trainings and is a consultant to school districts in technology integration, instructional design, and e-learning in education. With a MAEd in Curriculum & Instruction... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Nicollet B/C

11:00am

The Always Connected Classroom
See how you can teach in an "always connected" classroom by melding together a SMART Board, 5 iPads, an HP TouchSmart computer and Apple TV. We'll talk about classroom management for technology and learning, teaching strategies and activities, effective integration and core iPad apps and features.

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avatar for Stephanie Schollman

Stephanie Schollman

Teacher, St. Francis Area Schools
I really enjoy using technology with my kids. Some people are very surprised about what second graders can do with it! Making technology transparent in my class is always a goal. It's an integral part of their world outside of school, it should be that way in my class too!


Tuesday December 17, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Greenway B/C

11:00am

Transforming the Writing Process with iPad
Transform the five-step writing process with the iPad. Come learn the digitized strategies and apps that help all types of learners to become more successful in writing using an iPad. Examples from a middle school classroom will be shared, and iPad apps for each step will discussed and recommended.

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avatar for Jeanne Halderson

Jeanne Halderson

Seventh Grade Teacher, Longfellow Middle School
Jeanne Halderson is a seventh grade teacher at Longfellow Middle School in La Crosse, Wisconsin, a 1:1 iPad school. She teaches ELA and social studies and strives to create an active learning atmosphere using proven literacy strategies, personalized learning, and an authentic and... Read More →


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

11:00am

Using Digital Tools to Provide Immediate Feedback
Discover digital tools used successfully by teachers for classroom formative assessment. These tools impact student learning by giving immediate feedback to students and staff. Some of the applications that will be modeled include Nearpod, Google forms and Schoology. Please bring your iPad or laptop.

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avatar for Trish Harvey

Trish Harvey

Digital Learning Coordinator, Lakeville Area Public Schools
avatar for Chris Myers

Chris Myers

Digital Learning Specialist, Lakeville Area Public Schools


Tuesday December 17, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Lakeshore C

11:00am

Using Video in 21st-Century Education
The use of videos in education goes far beyond YouTube and flipped classrooms. Come see examples of videos from teachers at Metro Deaf School that being used in a variety of contexts to enhance education.

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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... Read More →


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

11:00am

We Design the FAB Future and 'Make It' Happen
We are engineers of tomorrow, crafting our ideas today. Watch us demonstrate with the “make to learn” fabricator software tool, Fab@School Designer, and Makey Makey kits. Observe us programming robots through Lego WeDo. We travel far in our minds, we dream big and we like to share!

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Joyce Teibel

Technology Coordinator, St. Paul Academy and Summit School
Technology Coordinator at St. Paul Academy and Summit School


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

12:15pm

Blended Learning at an Area Learning Center
The West Alternative pilot program individualizes standards-based high school curriculum to meet the particular needs of each student. Come learn about the teaching and learning process, initial data available on the pilot and what we have learned.

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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... Read More →
avatar for David VanDenBoom

David VanDenBoom

Asst. Principal, Intermediate School District 287


Tuesday December 17, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Greenway A

12:15pm

Build Literacy Success with Technology
Literacy does not need to take a back seat once technology is introduced to the classroom. Strong literacy skills still foster success in all areas of academics. Come learn some ways iPads and other digital tools can be used hand-in-hand with literacy instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Legatt

Jen Legatt

Library Media Specialist


Tuesday December 17, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Calhoun

12:15pm

BYOD Policy Development and Design
This session will highlight the recommended best practices for bring your own device programs in schools. Effective policy language will be reviewed, as will a checklist of issues all schools should consider when implementing BYOD programs.

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avatar for Aimee Bissonette

Aimee Bissonette

Lawyer, Little Buffalo Law & Consulting
Aimee has worked as a lawyer, teacher, and writer since 1987. She frequently presents at conferences, professional development seminars, and online on the legal issues associated with technology in the schools. She is the author of "Cyber Law: Maximizing Safety and Minimizing Risk... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Minnetonka

12:15pm

Creating and Collaborating with iBooks Author
The disruptive device of choice today is the iPad. This session will review the changing roles of educators requiring collaboration, creation and curation of quality content. Participants will come away understanding the collaborative process involved in creating and publishing an iBook.

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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.


Tuesday December 17, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Regency

12:15pm

Differentiated Instruction...for Teachers!
Get ideas for implementing a variety of training options to meet the needs of all of your staff, including workshops, mentoring, online learning and self-help resources. Hear which approaches have worked well and which didn't.

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... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Skyway

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.

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... Read More →
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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


Tuesday December 17, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A2-3

12:15pm

Empowering Students to Use New Presentation Tools
Discover the exciting variety of presentation tools, including PechaKucha, Thinglink, Infogr.am, Easelly, Glogster, Animoto, Prezi and iMovie. We will discuss how to use these resources and how to encourage students to move from the PowerPoint comfort zone and create more engaging presentations.

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... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Lakeshore C

12:15pm

ePortfolios Using Google Sites
In technology integrated classrooms where students are creating digital content, there is an increasing need for a place to display and archive digital learning. Come see how we have implemented ePortfolios across the grade levels using Google Sites.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Oelschlager

Amy Oelschlager

Personalized Learning Facilitator, Columbia Heights Public Schools
avatar for Matthew Sylva

Matthew Sylva

Personalized Learning Specialist, Saint Paul Public Schools
I'm in my twelfth year of teaching. I spent five years teaching 2nd grade and I am currently in my seventh year as a technology survivalist. Love tinkering with gadgets and showing others how to use technology to enhance their learning and living.


Tuesday December 17, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Greenway D/E

12:15pm

Everything I Know About Engagement I Learned in K
Surveys show that engagement levels drop precipitously from elementary school to high school. What might secondary educators learn from their elementary peers about keeping students more interested in learning? Ten practical strategies and examples will be discussed.

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... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Nicollet B/C

12:15pm

Flipped Learning for Inquiry in Language Arts
Curious about flipped learning or how it's changed? Have you tried flipping and struggled to implement it in courses that aren't math or science? Attendees will gain an understanding of flipped learning and leave with accessible tools and actionable first steps for their own classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Teacher, Stillwater Area Schools


Tuesday December 17, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Greenway F/G

12:15pm

Harness the Power of Social Media at Your School
Curious how social media can enhance your school’s professional learning community teams and provide professional learning? Hear how professional learning networks can increase capacity and professional growth in educators, and how you can enhance your learning using Twitter, Google+ and social media for professional development.

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.


Tuesday December 17, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Nicollet A

12:15pm

How to Make Search Meaningful
Effective search is changing all the time, and it is important to teach our students and staff how to search effectively. This session will focus on how to teach search strategies and will provide resources to integrate search in the Common Core/state standards.

Speakers
avatar for Jean Oswald

Jean Oswald

Library Media Specialist, Mahtomedi Public Schools


Tuesday December 17, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Greenway B/C

12:15pm

Manage Your Workflow with Google Scripts
Are you spending too much time on administrative tasks and not enough on teaching? Learn how to harness the power of Google scripts so your focus can be on student learning. This session will provide an interactive sample of several useful scripts and how they can be applied to education.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Beaverson

Sean Beaverson

Presenter, Bloomington Public Schools
avatar for Andi Bodeau

Andi Bodeau

Elementary Technology Coordinator, Bloomington Public Schools
Elementary Technology Integration Coordinator at Bloomington Public Schools


Tuesday December 17, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Millennium Grand Center

12:15pm

Middle School Literacy Goes High Tech
Learn how the middle school literacy classroom can be transformed into a technology-rich environment through the smart use of 1:1 devices, Google Apps for Education, Genius Hour and Common Core state standards.

Speakers
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Nancie Brennan

Teacher, Green Bay Public Schools
Interested in infusing technology into my classroom as a means to differentiate instruction.
avatar for Maggie Vonck

Maggie Vonck

Green Bay Area Public School District
I believe in creativity and think that students should wonder, research, sketch, collaborate and brainstorm in order to create their own learning.


Tuesday December 17, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

12:15pm

Open Up Your Algebra Flexbook
Learn how one district developed its second math open sourced flexbook and realized large savings. Accompanying the flexbook are the digital resources that make the course interactive. Learn about the process used to develop the flexbook and Moodle site, and how other districts can use this resource.

Speakers
avatar for Bruce DeWitt

Bruce DeWitt

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Anoka-Hennepin School District
Instructional Technology Facilitator at Anoka-Hennepin


Tuesday December 17, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Lake Superior B

12:15pm

QR Codes for Beginners
Get a quick and easy way to engage students with QR codes. Participants will experiment with creating and using QR codes in the classroom. We will dabble in a variety of QR code readers along with many ways to create QR codes for multiple purposes.

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avatar for Jodie Wilson

Jodie Wilson

Technology Integrationist, Saint Paul Public Schools


Tuesday December 17, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
North Star Ballroom B

12:15pm

Student and Staff Account Management Simplified
Managing staff and student accounts is time-consuming and tedious. Learn how one district has been working with OmniID to make this better for both the technology staff and end users.

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avatar for Andy Hakala

Andy Hakala

Technology Services Administrator, Hopkins Public Schools
I have been working for Hopkins Public Schools since 2006. I enjoy implementing solutions that break down barriers between technology and the classroom.


Tuesday December 17, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Minnehaha

12:15pm

Supporting Staff and Students with iTunes U
Schools increasingly need to find effective, nontraditional ways to reach all learners, students and teachers both. Come see how your district can create its own learning resources for students and teachers with iTunes U and bring learning anywhere with webcasting.

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... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Millennium Grand North

12:15pm

Teach Music With Video Conferencing
Come learn about how a group of school districts are using video conferencing to deliver music instruction in conjunction with the MacPhail Center for the Arts. Pete Royer, Director, Little Crow Telemedia Network, will describe how school districts in his cooperative are using video conferencing to connect with MacPhail. Participants will view a live session of instruction from MacPhail and have a chance to visit with instructors.

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Tuesday December 17, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
St. Croix

12:15pm

Teaching Beyond Class with Haiku LMS
Shopping for a learning management system? Attend this session to learn about Haiku Learning's LMS from a district that is one year into implementation. Hear the justification for our decision. See the product from the perspective of multiple stakeholders, and get an idea of cost and licensing.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Huseby

Tony Huseby

Staff Technology Trainer/Integrationist, Moorhead Area Public Schools


Tuesday December 17, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Lakeshore B

12:15pm

The Pedagogical Shift Toward Device-Neutral Tools
As schools embrace students bringing their own devices, there is a need to re-evaluate the tools that teachers ask students to use. But successful implementation also requires a shift in pedagogy. Come learn how one district is supporting teachers making the shift.

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avatar for Tim Berndt

Tim Berndt

Teacher, Edina Public Schools
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Michael Walker

Secondary Digital Learning Specialist, Edina Public Schools
I am an educator and life-long learner, currently serving as Secondary Technology Integration Specialist for Edina Public Schools in Edina, Minnesota. In previous positions I have taught Math, Computer Applications, Community Building using Technology and coached tennis. In addition... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Lake Superior A

12:15pm

Tools to Flip Your Classroom
Give your learners processing time with flipped learning. This session will introduce online resources for students, teachers, curriculum coaches and administrators to begin to flip prepared material. We'll also look at how to create original material using YouTube, Screencast o’matic, SlideRocket, a Swivl camera and a document camera.

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avatar for Carla Haaven

Carla Haaven

Curriculum Technology Partner, Grand Forks Public Schools


Tuesday December 17, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Great Lakes Ballroom B

12:15pm

Transforming Instruction Through SAMR and UDL
How do you create professional development geared toward transforming instruction? Learn how the Mankato Area Public Schools combined the SAMR model and Universal Design for Learning to provide quality professional development for their teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Brovold

Tracy Brovold

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Mankato Area Public Schools


Tuesday December 17, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Greenway H/I

12:15pm

Transforming the Primary Classroom with iPads
Learn how creating, collaborating and problem-solving with iPads transforms learning in the elementary classroom. You'll see ways to differentiate and individualize instruction with the iPad and how to use it for assessment, plus discover useful and creative apps. E-books will be emphasized.

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Georgia Bjerk

First Grade Teacher, Deer River Schools


Tuesday December 17, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Great Lakes Ballroom C

12:15pm

Using Online Learning to Engage and Motivate
Opportunities for using online learning in a blended or virtual classroom are endless and overwhelming. Come explore practices focusing on design strategies, Web 2.0 tools, facilitation and building community to engage and motivate high school students and enhance teacher facilitation.

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Mary Churchill

Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Wisconsin - Superior
After spending 25 years as a high school English teacher and district-level technology integrationist, I decided to take a new path and am currently an assistant professor of educational leadership at the University of Wisconsin, Superior. My doctoral research focused on instructional... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Millennium Grand South

12:15pm

We Design the FAB Future and 'Make It' Happen
We are engineers of tomorrow, crafting our ideas today. Watch us demonstrate with the “make to learn” fabricator software tool, Fab@School Designer, and Makey Makey kits. Observe us programming robots through Lego WeDo. We travel far in our minds, we dream big and we like to share!

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Joyce Teibel

Technology Coordinator, St. Paul Academy and Summit School
Technology Coordinator at St. Paul Academy and Summit School


Tuesday December 17, 2013 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Harriett

1:30pm

1:1 iPads from the Student Point of View
Discover how students use iPads in a 1:1 environment. This session will show how an assignment can be given to a class and each student can complete the assignment in a different way, using an app that plays best to their strengths. Several apps will be reviewed.

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avatar for Diane Ulrich

Diane Ulrich

Technology Coordinator, Jackson County Central School District
Diane Ulrich is a Technology Coordinator for the Jackson County Central School District. She has been involved with the implementation of iPads since the iPad 1's were first introduced in the District. She also is responsible for the schools website, servers, network, including... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Millennium Grand North

1:30pm

Become a Digital Content Ninja
True digital ninjas focus on student learning, not which tools to use. This interactive sessions will challenge you to think outside the box as we tackle effective teaching practice in a digital world.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Bennett

Brian Bennett

Academic Solutions Engineer, TechSmith
I'm a former teacher (and still a teacher at heart) now working with TechSmith to help teachers become successful with digital content in their class.


Tuesday December 17, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Lakeshore C

1:30pm

Creating a Future-Ready IT Department
Come join a discussion about how we can create IT departments that support the rapidly changing world of education. We'll address infrastructure, staffing, budget limitations, collaboration and professional development.

Speakers
avatar for David Midlo

David Midlo

District Systems and Network Administrator, St. Francis School District


Tuesday December 17, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Greenway J

1:30pm

Creating Online Communities of Practice
Discover the benefits of using online communities of practice and the best strategies for creating and supporting them. We'll explore the tools and techniques used by the Perpich Center for Arts Education to facilitate professional development online communities, including blogging, threaded discussions, social bookmarking, collaborative writing and resource sharing.

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avatar for Todd Pierson

Todd Pierson

Perpich Center for Arts Education, Perpich Center for Arts Education
Educational Technology Strategist with a special interest in virtual communities of practice. Todd has facilitated online professional development and learning communities for the Perpich Center for Arts Education


Tuesday December 17, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Skyway

1:30pm

Free Tools for Project-Based Learning and Authentic Assessment
This session focuses on web tools for project-based learning activities, e-portfolios and authentic assessment. Educators will gain insight on how to use free tools to increase student engagement, motivation, creativity and content understanding while supporting the Common Core Standards and ISTE NETS-S.

Speakers
avatar for Jenna Linskens

Jenna Linskens

District Instructional Technology Coach, Seymour Community School District
Dr. Jenna Linskens is an Instructional Technology Coordinator with the Seymour Community School District. She also provides trainings and is a consultant to school districts in technology integration, instructional design, and e-learning in education. With a MAEd in Curriculum & Instruction... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Great Lakes Ballroom C

1:30pm

Game That Lesson Plan Reboot
Game-based learning and game design as curriculum design give students the opportunity to help create the path they travel as learners. Discover how this model, combined with a flipped class approach, allows students to progress through the class content at their pace, supporting differentiated instruction and student success.

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avatar for Kathy Stalnaker

Kathy Stalnaker

English/Language Arts Teacher, Spring Lake Park High School
9th Grade English/Language Arts Teacher at Spring Lake Park High School


Tuesday December 17, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Lake Superior B

1:30pm

GeekBumbs: It's an Interactive Video Conference
Discover the impact an interactive video conference can have on your students. You'll see how IVC can help fourth-graders learn about the science of superheroes, teach kindergarteners about the life cycle of butterflies and transport your middle schoolers back to the 1890s and turn them into lumberjacks.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Larson

Jon Larson

Career and Technical Education, 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... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
St. Croix

1:30pm

Getting Started with Meteor
Meteor is an open-source platform for building top-quality web apps in a fraction of the time it used to take. This session will show you the construction of a simple app and the seven principles of Meteor.

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... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Calhoun

1:30pm

IGNITE! Technology Integration Beyond the Tools
Four presenters have eight minutes and 25 slides advancing every 20 seconds to share their excitement and ignite yours for technology integration beyond the tools. Join this energetic, fast-paced session to be inspired to learn more.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Anderson

Matt Anderson

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Ashwaubenon School District
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... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Great Lakes Ballroom B

1:30pm

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
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... Read More →
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DeLaura McLellan

Jackson Middle School Observatory Coordinator, Anoka-Hennepin School District


Tuesday December 17, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A2-3

1:30pm

Interactive Mapping Tools to Connect Content
Add context to ideas and tell stories using online interactive maps. Discover mapping resources that will help expand ways to discover and represent information for every content area, using iPads, laptops, computers or other Internet-based tools. Help teachers and students think and interact with information in different ways.

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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 leads technology leadership and instruction in PreK-12 settings. His recent interests include leveraging digital... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

1:30pm

It's Not Marian's Library Anymore!
Marian the Librarian would not recognize our libraries today. Locating, evaluating and using information has changed drastically. Become more familiar with reliable information resources in multiplatform databases and learn strategies for organizing online information sources using web-based tools such as EdCanvas, Padlet and Google Apps for Education.

Speakers
avatar for Melinda Barry

Melinda Barry

Melinda is a Media Specialist at Scenic Heights Elementary in Minnetonka Public Schools. Before becoming a media specialist, Melinda taught kindergarten, 2nd grade and 6th grade. In addition to her instructional responsibilities, Melinda supports teachers and students with technology... Read More →
avatar for Kelli Whiteside

Kelli Whiteside

Media Specialist, Minnetonka Public Schools
Kelli Whiteside is a nationally board certified media specialist and teaches at Deephaven Elementary. In addition to her instructional responsibilities, Kelli supports technology integration in classrooms by partnering with teachers and providing staff development on a variety of... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Minnetonka

1:30pm

Macs in Education with OS X Mavericks
The latest version of OS X Mavericks includes new features for education. See how this new version of OS X makes the Mac the best computer for education. May contain commercial content.

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Tuesday December 17, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Regency

1:30pm

Online PD: A Changing Experience
This session will share information about online professional development, including a brief discussion of flipping; effects on time, people, space and motion; webbed leaning; and seven ways to use Whitewater Learning. Participants will receive a limited passcode to try Whitewater Learning. 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... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Lakeshore B

1:30pm

Open Space Networking
In today's world learning is personalized. Learners seek out environments that meet their learning needs, connect them with colleagues and experts, and foster collaboration. The Open Space Networking sessions provide conference attendees with the opportunity to start or continue important conversations, digest and explore new topics, and plan next steps with other passionate educators.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Anderson

Carl Anderson

Art Instructor
Art Education, Alternative Education, Innovative Schooling, Education Technology, Equity Issues in Technology & Education
avatar for Tom Brandt

Tom Brandt

Digital Learning Specialist, ISD 279
Always learning. Always skeptical of what is known. Always amazed at what others know and can do.
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
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... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
North Star Ballroom A

1:30pm

Personalized Professional Development Through Coaching and Collaboration
The session will share the experiences and insights of the educators who designed a one-week iBooks Author “teacher academy.” The course featured expert instruction, hands-on practice, individualized coaching and product expectations.

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... Read More →
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... Read More →
avatar for Kathleen Roy

Kathleen Roy

Library Media Director, Cretin-Derham Hall High School


Tuesday December 17, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
North Star Ballroom B

1:30pm

Responsive Engagement Using Instant Data
Responsive engagement is providing meaningful activities to students, monitoring progress using instant data and modifying the activity to ensure success or to provide a greater challenge. Interactive responders will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own devices.

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avatar for Brian Wickenheiser

Brian Wickenheiser

Education Technology Consultant/Grade Six Teacher, Esko Schools
Brian Wickenheiser's 14 years of teaching experience include educating elementary and middle level students in both urban and rural school districts. He has made a focus of combining research-driven teaching practices and technology to help raise his district's sixth graders to the... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Millennium Grand Center

1:30pm

Review Process for State-Approved Online Learning Providers
State-approved online learning providers and Minnesota Department of Education staff will share their experiences using a digital portfolio based on standards to renew the approval of their online programs. Hear what they think about the process and how the resulting analysis can impact the quality of online programs.

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avatar for Jo McClure

Jo McClure

Program Director, Infinity Online
Jo McClure has been the Director of the INFINITY Online program since its inception in 2008. She has served as a technology director at the local school level, technical support service staff in the manufacturing sector, as well as a K-6 physical education instructor and college... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Ondich

Daniel Ondich

Assistant Director/High School Principal, BlueSky Online
avatar for Deborah W. Proctor

Deborah W. Proctor

Online & Digital Learning Specialist, MN Department of Education


Tuesday December 17, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Greenway A

1:30pm

Special Education, Google Doc Style
See how a transition program for special education students is using a Tech Savvy course to teach all students to independently complete a variety of applications using features of Google Drive. We'll discuss how we set up and manage the course and how you can adapt it in your setting.

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Jim Smith

Special Education Teacher, White Bear Lake Area Schools


Tuesday December 17, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Greenway H/I

1:30pm

Standards-Based E-texts for Math and Science
Learn how to access electronic textbooks based on the CK-12 flexbook model, aligned to the Minnesota math and science standards, and available to all schools in the state and beyond. Members of the authoring teams will be available to demonstrate the flexbooks and answer questions.

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avatar for Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

Technology Integration Specialist, Chisago Lakes Area Schools ISD #2144
Hi, I'm Mark F. Johnson, Technology Integration Specialist for the Chisago Lakes Area Schools in Lindstrom, Minnesota. I work with PreK-12 teachers and students looking for the best fit between curriculum, technology, and learning.


Tuesday December 17, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Greenway F/G

1:30pm

Teaching in the Blended Classroom
This session will explore the motivation, first steps and best tools to use for bringing the online world into your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Vanden Heuvel

Andrew Vanden Heuvel

Online Adjunct Professor, Grand Rapids Community College
I am a certified high school physics and math teacher with a masters degree in astronomy. For the past 10 years, I have been developing and teaching online courses to high school and community college students.


Tuesday December 17, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Millennium Grand South

1:30pm

Using Technology to Challenge High Achievers
Personalizing learning for high-achieving students can be demanding. Luckily, we have a world of technology tools to support these students. Walk away with technology- and app-infused strategies for challenging high-achievers and a framework to help use what you’ve learned.

Tuesday December 17, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Greenway D/E

1:30pm

Various Paths Toward Success with Technology
Hear from a variety of districts across the state on WHY they chose the particular technology path they are on, along with their struggles and successes. Discussion will also include future technology directions that districts are considering. May contain commercial content

Speakers
avatar for Julie Carter

Julie Carter

Vice President, BLEgroup
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Katrina Mezera

Tech Project Coordinator, Bloomington Public Schools
avatar for Karen Randall

Karen Randall

Assistant Director, Saint Paul Public Schools
avatar for Ryan Semans

Ryan Semans

Director of Instructional Technology & Development, Tierney Brothers, Inc.


Tuesday December 17, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Greenway B/C

1:30pm

Web 2.0verdrive
This high-energy presentation uses the web as a launching pad into changes in philosophies and classroom instruction. Participants will leave with outstanding free resources, loads of integration ideas and the willingness to shift into overdrive!

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... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Lake Superior A

1:30pm

Work Smarter, Not Harder with Google Chrome and Drive
If you are looking for a new and easy way to manage your classroom, look no further! Come learn how Google Drive and Chrome changed one teacher's career. We will explore Google Drive, Chrome, Scripts, free apps and extensions, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Brock Libby

Brock Libby

Social Studies Teacher, St. Francis School District
Brock Libby has been teaching Social Studies for 9 years and enjoys the challenges that come along with it. His mantra "work smarter, not harder" has been the manifesto for his class and other areas of his life. Brock loves trying new technology (especially Google-based programs... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Nicollet B/C

2:35pm

Building a PLN One (Free) Click at a Time
Has traditional professional development left you feeling frustrated? Have you been searching for professional development tailored to your own needs and schedule? Look no further. The prescription is social media -- Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Edmodo and more. Side effects may include increased connectedness, renewed excitement and uncontrollable enthusiasm.

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... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Lake Superior A

2:35pm

Creating an iBook
Learn how to create and publish multitouch books for the iPad. We'll cover the steps for creating and publishing your creation and show the main components of the software so you can get started right away.

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Ginny Gustad

Technical/Network Support, Beresford School District


Tuesday December 17, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Lakeshore B

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.

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... Read More →
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Sarah Komperud

Planetarium Educator, Bell Museum of Natural History


Tuesday December 17, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A2-3

2:35pm

DIY Desktops and Classroom Amplification
A typical PC desktop costs around $800, and classroom amplification systems start at $600. Come see and try a fast, sub-$700 DIY PC with a $400 wireless mic system that lets teachers easily control all their audio sources and create and capture multitrack digital lectures.

Speakers
avatar for Collin Minshull

Collin Minshull

Technology Integration Specialist, St. Francis School District
In my job, I am passionate about helping teachers learn, grow, and simply be excellent at what they do.


Tuesday December 17, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Skyway

2:35pm

Engage Learners with GIS
Geographic information systems (GIS) are great technology tools for engage learners in real-word literacy and STEM integration learning. This session will highlight GIS applications already licensed to Minnesota educators who want to use digital applications for inquiry and project-based learning.

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Kari Ross

Reading Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education


Tuesday December 17, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Lake Superior B

2:35pm

Engage Students with Google Maps Engine Lite
Learn to use Google Maps Engine Lite to get students working together, thinking critically and creatively to solve real-world problems, and sharing their work with an authentic public audience.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Ochsner

Melissa Ochsner

Technology Project Leader, Bismarck (ND) Public Schools
Melissa is a Technology Project Leader for the Bismarck Public School district in Bismarck ND. She leads teams in planning, implementing, & supporting technology end-user tools/applications. She promotes and assists educators in the use of district technology. Models technology integration... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Millennium Grand Center

2:35pm

Erase Your Classroom Walls with Free Tools
Student success improves when their parents and families are involved in their education. Teachers can support this engagement with free tools for communicating and sharing such as Ustream, Class Dojo and Flickr. Come see how to erase walls of your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Westphal

Josh Westphal

Teacher, Pine Island School District


Tuesday December 17, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Millennium Grand South

2:35pm

How Copyright Affects the Digital Classroom
Explore the application and effect of copyright law on students and teachers conducting educational activities online. We'll discuss the legal issues surrounding teacher-created digital textbooks, the development and display of online class curriculum, digitization of licensed print resources and ownership of student- and teacher-created materials.

Speakers
avatar for Aimee Bissonette

Aimee Bissonette

Lawyer, Little Buffalo Law & Consulting
Aimee has worked as a lawyer, teacher, and writer since 1987. She frequently presents at conferences, professional development seminars, and online on the legal issues associated with technology in the schools. She is the author of "Cyber Law: Maximizing Safety and Minimizing Risk... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Minnetonka

2:35pm

Humanizing Online Learning Can Be Free and Easy
Learn how to "humanize" your online class using free technologies. We'll show you how EyeJot, Google Hangouts and Twitter chats can engage students in an interactive and personal way. Hear from both the teacher and student perspectives, and take away technologies to use in all classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Julie Swaggert

Dr. Julie Swaggert

EdD Educational Leadership Professor and Program Coordinator, Minnesota State University - Moorhead
I am the coordinator and faculty member of the Educational Leadership Department at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Our programs are delivered online and we pride ourselves on courses that are relationship-driven and emphasize authentic learning.I am passionate about creating... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Lakeshore C

2:35pm

I Have the Stuff, Now How Do I Implement It?
Join us in transforming instruction from teacher-driven to student-driven whether you have just gone wireless or are full 1:1. Strategies to implement tomorrow, next week and next month using technology, digital media and classroom design will be presented.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Averbeck

Jamie Averbeck

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Ashwaubenon School District
Follow me @AverbeckTech
avatar for Jason Dreier

Jason Dreier

Principal, Gillett Secondary School
Jason is the principal of Gillett Secondary School in Gillett, WI. It is a 6-12 school with approximately 300 students schoolwide. He is a father of three, husband of one, and colleague of many. Curriculum and instruction, school leadership, and personal growth are his passion... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Greenway H/I

2:35pm

iChoose: Academic Choice and iPads
iChoose is a method for moving beyond content-specific apps and creating authentic learning experiences for all learners to create, extend or practice in any content area. Participants will learn how to incorporate academic choice opportunities for students using iPad apps based on the SAMR model.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Bisson

Ryan Bisson

Staff Development Assessment Specialist, Osseo Area Schools
Ryan Bisson is a Staff Development Assessment Specialist for Osseo Area Schools. Ryan was named TIES 2013 Exceptional Teacher for Osseo.
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!


Tuesday December 17, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Great Lakes Ballroom C

2:35pm

Infusing Technology into Your Classroom
Explore apps and web sites that will help you infuse technology into the elementary classroom using iPads and SMART Boards. Learn how to use technology for formative and summative assessments, projects, community building, conferences and parent communication. Numerous projects and ideas will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Diane Bacon

Diane Bacon

Math Specialist, Orono Public Schools


Tuesday December 17, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Greenway B/C

2:35pm

Inspiring Awesome in Every Educator Through Flipped PD
In Fall 2012, Byron Public Schools incorporated its own variation of the flipped professional development model to support the individual technology integration needs of every preK-12 educator. This session will share key components of the plan as well as the triumphs and tribulations of this flipped PD journey.

Speakers
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... Read More →
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Jen Hegna

Director of Information and Learning Technology, Byron Public Schools
Director of Information and Learning Technology for Byron Public Schools(MN). I am a dreamer, collaborator, and a learning addict!
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Katie Krueger

High School Choral Director and 5th Grade General Music, 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... Read More →
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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.
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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 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Nicollet B/C

2:35pm

IT Is IT! Overview of IT Exploration Curriculum
Participants will get an overview of a 32-hour IT Exploration Curriculum that provides middle and high school students with an introduction to programming, networking, security and analytics. The curriculum was developed by numerous Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System institutions and is supported by Advance IT Minnesota.

Speakers
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Cindy Drahos

Business Instructor, CSTA MN Gopher State
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Russell Fraenkel

Director of IT Career Pathways and Partnerships, Minnesota State - IT Center of Excellence
Youth Development/Leadership, Adult Education, Community Engagement and Collaboration! My primary role at Advance IT Minnesota is to work with educators, employers and other partners to inspire middle, high school and adult students to become our next, best Minnesota-grown technologists. Tech... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

2:35pm

Learning and Creating Using iPads in Social Studies
iPad devices and social studies go hand in hand. Learn one middle school social studies teacher’s favorite apps for learning and creating and how she integrates them into her classroom. Leave with ideas you can implement in your own iPad classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Jeanne Halderson

Jeanne Halderson

Seventh Grade Teacher, Longfellow Middle School
Jeanne Halderson is a seventh grade teacher at Longfellow Middle School in La Crosse, Wisconsin, a 1:1 iPad school. She teaches ELA and social studies and strives to create an active learning atmosphere using proven literacy strategies, personalized learning, and an authentic and... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Regency

2:35pm

Learning Paths for Professional Development
Moving staff toward meaningful, individualized and differentiated professional development can be a challenge. Learn how one district is incorporating learning paths through Atomic Learning resources to provide focused yet individualized professional development for all of its staff.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Burnham

Maria Burnham

English Teacher, Sauk Rapids-Rice School District
Mother of two, wife of one, library media specialist extraordinaire.


Tuesday December 17, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Greenway F/G

2:35pm

Management Ideas for a Classroom Without Walls
How do you keep students on task, motivated and producing work they are proud of while using digital devices? In this session, students will share some of their best work and the ways they were motivated and encouraged to produce high-level work.

Speakers
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Sean Beaverson

Presenter, Bloomington Public Schools


Tuesday December 17, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Nicollet A

2:35pm

Open Space Networking
In today's world learning is personalized. Learners seek out environments that meet their learning needs, connect them with colleagues and experts, and foster collaboration. The Open Space Networking sessions provide conference attendees with the opportunity to start or continue important conversations, digest and explore new topics, and plan next steps with other passionate educators.

Speakers
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Carl Anderson

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

Digital Learning Specialist, ISD 279
Always learning. Always skeptical of what is known. Always amazed at what others know and can do.
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
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Scott Schwister

Technology Integration Specialist, Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District
Technology Integration Specialist at Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District
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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... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
North Star Ballroom A

2:35pm

Protecting Information: Is K-12 Doing What It Should?
The information security landscape changes every day with new vulnerabilities, more frequent threats and motivated attackers. Take a look at information security in schools and learn three controls that every school should implement and three things that every student should know. May contain commercial content.


Tuesday December 17, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Greenway J

2:35pm

Reading on iPads and Chromebooks: It’s All in Subtext
This demo-and-do session will give you a working understanding of Subtext, a game-changing app. Participants will upload free books, articles, PDFs and e-publications into the free app Subtext and learn to embed and differentiate instruction in the text, including discussions, questions, quizzes, polls, tagged highlighting, links, videos and photos.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Speicher

Sara Speicher

Digital Content Specialist, Hopkins Public Schools
Sara is a 9th grade reading and AVID teacher at Hopkins West Junior High School, Minnetonka, MN. Sara is a Tech Integration Specialist and a member of the Digital Content Team in the Hopkins School District. She is a Google Apps for EDU Trainer and has presented at conferences and... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Calhoun

2:35pm

School Web Sites: Avoiding Missed Opportunities
Use your school web site effectively communicate to stakeholders, market your school to prospective parents and show off your best attributes. This session will cover the nine typical "missed opportunities" in school web sites and the essential communication strategies and tools that can help avoid them.

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Rod Haenke

Charter School Academic Specialist, Audubon Center of the Northwoods Charter School Division


Tuesday December 17, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Greenway D/E

2:35pm

Screencasting for Learning
Learn how teachers are using self-created video tutorials to further learning in their classrooms. See both desktop and iPad screencasting tools used by teachers and students. Lessons learned from teachers, and student and teacher example tutorials will be shared.

Speakers
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... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Great Lakes Ballroom B

2:35pm

Secure Your Passwords the Easy Way
Are you using “123456,” “password” or your pet’s name as passwords? You shouldn’t be. Bring your laptop or tablet. We will look at which password strategies are practical and easy to implement and discuss simple strategies for developing better passwords, securing them and keeping track of it all.

Speakers
avatar for Nathaniel Lindley

Nathaniel Lindley

Supervisor of Technology Services, Edina Public Schools
Technology Specialist at Edina Public Schools


Tuesday December 17, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Minnehaha

2:35pm

The Power of the Paperless Classroom
This session will provide an overview of free tools that can be used on school computers or in a 1:1 or BYOD setting to enhance student learning, collaboration and organization. Going paperless lets you easily assess students in real time.

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... Read More →
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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... Read More →


Tuesday December 17, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Millennium Grand North

2:35pm

Using the iPad in Physical Education Classes
See how multiple apps are used in a physical education classroom for skill development as well as classroom management. We will examine the use of video analysis for skill development, along with the use of classroom management apps in the gym.

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Brenda Wegscheid

Elementary Physical Education Instructor, Sebeka Public Schools


Tuesday December 17, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Greenway A

2:35pm

Wired to the Wild
How do you use technology to help students appreciate all of the un-technological things out there? Join the Minnesota Zoo's Distance Learning Coordinator to explore how the Zoo is pursuing wildlife education using 21st century networking and technology!

Speakers

Tuesday December 17, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
St. Croix