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TIES 2013 CONFERENCE
TRANSFORMING PEDAGOGY WITH TECHNOLOGY


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Breakout Session [clear filter]
Monday, December 16
 

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

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

11:00am

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

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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

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.

Speakers
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Jamie Johansen

Classroom Teacher, Edina Public Schools


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

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

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
 
Tuesday, December 17
 

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

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

Speakers
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Lance Ford, PhD

Educator and Education Consultant, Cisco


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

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.

Speakers
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

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.

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 11:00am - 11:50am
Nicollet B/C

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

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

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

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

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.

Speakers
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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

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