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TIES 2013 CONFERENCE
TRANSFORMING PEDAGOGY WITH TECHNOLOGY


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Monday, December 16
 

8:00am

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

Speakers

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

8:00am

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

Speakers

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

11:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Read Naturally, Inc.

Read Naturally, Inc.

Senior Solutions Manager, Read Naturally, Inc.


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

12:15pm

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


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

12:15pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Ericka Palmer

Ericka Palmer

Minnesota Schools Manager, EverFi
I am passionate about kids getting a 21st century quality education. I love getting to work with educators across Minnesota. I am proud to work for a company that helps schools address Financial Literacy, Digital Citizenship, STEM, Entrepreneurship, Health and Wellness, and Civic... Read More →


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

1:30pm

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


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

1:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Ann Werner

Ann Werner

Founder and CEO, Whitewater Learning® E-Education for Educators
To improve education in America and the world we must move to develop professional education programs so that we create an environment where learning is a way of being. Whitewater Learning, E-Education for Educators, enables us to embed learning into all aspects of our professional... Read More →


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

2:35pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Cathy Kincheloe

Cathy Kincheloe

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


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

2:35pm

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

Speakers

Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Nokomis
 
Tuesday, December 17
 

8:00am

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

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

8:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Shaw

Debbie Shaw

Regional Director, Texthelp, Inc.
Debbie Shaw has been with Texthelp since 2010 as the Sales Director supporting the Midwest.  Texthelp is the developer of the Read&Write family of literacy support tools and the exciting new digital math extension, EquatIO.  At Texthelp, we believe there’s a whole world of avid... Read More →


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

11:00am

IP Surveillance End to End
Take a look at the basic requirements to implement a comprehensive IP surveillance program and how to build a system to fit your needs. May contain commercial content

Speakers

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

11:00am

Zoomable Media: Create Your Own Digital Textbooks
Explore the ins and outs of writing and publishing textbooks, including using iBooks Author to create multitouch textbooks. Strategies for selecting and organizing the information to be published, copyright issues, layout tools and challenges, book submission and technical review processes will be discussed. May contain commercial content


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

12:15pm

Teach CTE and STEM Skills with Game Design
Video games are a product of programming, multimedia, engineering design, graphic art and animation, problem solving, entrepreneurship, project management, marketing and technical writing. Learn how easy it is to teach game design and just how many career technical education skills it involves. May contain commercial content

Speakers
avatar for STEM Fuse

STEM Fuse

Director of Sales & Marketing, STEM Fuse
I am the Director of Sales & Marketing for STEM Fuse, a K-12 curriculum development company. We offer curricula in game design, mobile app development, entrepreneurship, health information technology, biomedicine and biotechnology. Each curriculum is priced well below our competitors... Read More →


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

1:30pm

Desktop Expansion with Multipoint Server 2012
With tighter budgets, schools are turning to Multipoint Server to enable multiple users to share one computer while ensuring each user has a personalized computing experience. We'll review the pros and cons of desktop expansion and Multipoint Server 2012's management, monitoring and filtering features. May contain commercial content

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

1:30pm

Pollinate Young Minds with eBooks from Brain Hive®
E-books have a solid and growing place in the school library market. Learn the latest e-book trends, see how you can easily integrate e-books into your school and get a guided online tour of Brain Hive®. May contain commercial content

Speakers
avatar for Brain Hive, LLC

Brain Hive, LLC

Partner Relations Manager, Brain Hive, LLC
avatar for Scott Mader

Scott Mader

Biz-e Bee, Brain Hive
I'm excited to attend the TIES Conference. I have attended before and always learn new and useful things to help improve student performance. I just joined Brain Hive and love how librarians, teachers, administrators, and especially students are embracing our eBook model. I love... Read More →


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