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TIES 2013 CONFERENCE
TRANSFORMING PEDAGOGY WITH TECHNOLOGY


Visit http://ties2013.ties.k12.mn.us to register for the Conference or Pre-Conference Workshops. Saturday and Sunday Pre-Conference Workshops require additional paid registration.

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Saturday, December 14
 

8:30am

Authentically Integrate Technology in Elementary Grades
Learn simple ways to authentically incorporate technology into your elementary classroom. Get inspired with creative solutions to common problems. You'll also learn how to use several web sites to promote inquiry in the classroom, support your curriculum, increase parent and school communication, and extend student learning outside of the classroom. Bring a wi-fi enabled device.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Zachman

Megan Zachman

2nd Grade Classroom Teacher, South Washington County Public Schools


Saturday December 14, 2013 8:30am - 11:30am
St. Croix

8:30am

Innovation Design Challenge 2013
Dive into a high-energy workshop where YOU are the innovator. Working in teams, participants will use a design thinking process to solve a challenge with the help of trained facilitators. Teams will present their innovative ideas in an ignite session format, and these ideas will be showcased throughout the TIES 2013 conference. One team will be selected to receive coaching support from TIES Learning and Technology staff to implement their idea during the 2013-2014 school year. All teams that implement their ideas in the 2013-2014 school year will be invited to present their story at TIES 2014.

Speakers
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 Mike Dronen

Mike Dronen

Executive Director of Technology, Minnetonka Public Schools
For me, the magic, "I get it" moment was as a teacher with the launch of an eMentoring program and seeing the effect such a simple use of technology could have in students' lives. To this day, playing a role in pulling all the pieces together to create better opportunities for student... Read More →
avatar for Todd Nielsen

Todd Nielsen

Innovation Thought Leader


Saturday December 14, 2013 8:30am - 3:30pm
Northstar Ballroom A
 
Sunday, December 15
 

8:30am

21st-Century Classroom Assessment
Develop an understanding of assessment for learning and explore the application of effective assessment practices in the classroom. Participants will understand one of the most important purposes of formative assessment: deciding whether or not to adjust instruction for learners. They also will develop multiple and varied technology-enhanced assessments into clearly articulated learning progressions aligned to standards. Participants should bring a laptop or Chromebook to the workshop.

Speakers
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 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!


Sunday December 15, 2013 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway G

8:30am

Simple Tools for Gathering Digital Feedback in the Classroom
Experience using and creating technology-enabled interactive experiences in the classroom. Using online tools such as Poll Everywhere, Socrative, Padlet, TodaysMeet and GoogleDocs, participants will design activities that make the most of a classroom in which every student has a device. Bring a wi-fi enabled device.

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 →


Sunday December 15, 2013 8:30am - 11:30am
Minnehaha

12:30pm

Assessing Technology Implementation
Want to know how your district compares to others in its technology use? Using five noncommercial online checklists, participants will complete a short but comprehensive assessment of technology implementation in their districts. This workshop will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, and give you the kernel of a plan prioritizing your efforts to make sure technology is making a difference to your staff and students. Bring a wi-fi enabled device.

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 →


Sunday December 15, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm
St. Croix

12:30pm

Build Literacy Success with Technology
Come learn ways iPads and other digital tools can be used in literacy instruction. You'll discover how to use an iPad to read and define text for struggling readers; how to create, capture and store quickwrites for future publication; and how to enhance two-column notes, summarization, collaborative writing and fluency checks with technology. You will walk away with practical solutions to use in your classroom. Bring a wi-fi enabled device.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Legatt

Jen Legatt

Library Media Specialist


Sunday December 15, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway I

12:30pm

Top Tools for the BYOD Classroom
This workshop is designed to introduce you to the plethora of web sites available that work on all devices, allowing your students to use the device they already own. We will also look at web sites that have accompanying apps. Some of the topics covered will be polling, communication, testing, information gathering, note taking and graphic design.

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.


Sunday December 15, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway F