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TIES 2013 CONFERENCE
TRANSFORMING PEDAGOGY WITH TECHNOLOGY


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Monday, December 16
 

8:00am

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

Speakers
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 8:00am - 8:50am
Lakeshore A

11:00am

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

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 11:00am - 11:50am
Lakeshore A

12:15pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Jim Sill

Jim Sill

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


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

12:15pm

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

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 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Nicollet D

1:30pm

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

Speakers
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Scott Barry Kaufman

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology, New York University


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

1:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for George Couros

George Couros

George Couros is a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning. He has worked with all levels of school, from K-12 as a teacher, technology facilitator, and school and district administrator, and is the author of the book, The Innovator’s Mindset; Empower... Read More →


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

2:35pm

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

Speakers
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Julie Evans

Chief Executive Officer, Project Tomorrow


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

2:35pm

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

Speakers
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 →


Monday December 16, 2013 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Nicollet B/C
 
Tuesday, December 17
 

8:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Jim Sill

Jim Sill

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


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

11:00am

Blending, Flipping and Personalizing:  Speak Up National Findings on Transforming Teacher Practice with Online Learning
While student outcomes are often the focus, the real impact of online learning should be about changing teacher practice. The 2012 Speak Up National Research Project polled 56,000 teachers on the impact of online learning on their practice and student outcomes. We will review findings on how blended, flipped and personalized learning is transforming teacher practice.

Speakers
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Julie Evans

Chief Executive Officer, Project Tomorrow


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

11:00am

Making STEM the Root of Learning
What happens when science, technology, engineering and math are at the center of an integrated, thematic approach to learning? Come find out in this session covering innovative approaches to STEM education, ready-to-use STEM resources and a new way of viewing STEM as the root of learning.

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 11:00am - 11:50am
Nicollet D

12:15pm

Identifying the Big Hairy K-12 Technology Problem: Us!
Explore the big, hairy problem of ubiquity and access gaps in K-12. And the bigger, even more hairy problem of human capacity. Otherwise known as “us.”

Speakers
avatar for Keith Krueger

Keith Krueger

CEO, CoSN
Keith R. Krueger is CEO of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a nonprofit organization that serves as the voice of K-12 school system technology leaders in North America.  CoSN’s mission is empowering educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning... Read More →


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

12:15pm

Redesigning the Future of Education in a Knowmad Society
Knowmads are nomadic knowledge workers–creative, imaginative, innovative and able to work with almost anybody, anytime and anywhere. The office as we know it is gone. Schools will follow next. Join us as we explore future directions for education and what it will take to redesign education in a Knowmad Society.

Speakers
avatar for John Moravec

John Moravec

Founder, Education Futures LLC
I am a scholar on the future of work and education; a global speaker; editor of the Knowmad Society project; a co-director of the Invisible Learning project; and am the founder of Education Futures LLC. I am concerned about human capital development as society approaches an increasingly... Read More →


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

1:30pm

Involving Parents in the Process of Learning
Parental involvement in the learning process is key to student success. Social media can be used to improve learning and give parents an opportunity to engage meaningfully, but many parents are fearful of it. Come see how to give parents peace of mind while encouraging them to participate.

Speakers
avatar for George Couros

George Couros

George Couros is a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning. He has worked with all levels of school, from K-12 as a teacher, technology facilitator, and school and district administrator, and is the author of the book, The Innovator’s Mindset; Empower... Read More →


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

1:30pm

Technology, Education and the Student Experience
Students' own experiences can be put to use to make the learning experience better for them and their teachers alike. Though many students possess great knowledge in various areas, most notably the Internet, it is often treated as separate from, rather than integral to, the classroom. Discover what educators can do to make their students vibrant contributors to their own and their classmates' education.

Speakers
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Jennifer Corriero

Co-Founder, TakingIT Global


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

2:35pm

Open Online Experience: A Connectivist MOOC for K-12
Open Online Experience 13 is a year-long professional development opportunity for technology integration in a massive open online course format. Learn about this job-embedded connectivist approach to professional development and explore how this type of learning experience could be expanded for Minnesota teachers next summer.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Walker

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 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Nicollet D