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TIES 2013 CONFERENCE
TRANSFORMING PEDAGOGY WITH TECHNOLOGY


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Breakout Session [clear filter]
Monday, December 16
 

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

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

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

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
 
Tuesday, December 17
 

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

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.

Speakers
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

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

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
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 2:35pm - 3:25pm
North Star Ballroom A