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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

Create, Manage and Deliver Digital Content
Learn how to design and create engaging digital lessons using free and copyright-friendly content. You'll also see how to store, manage and deliver content accessible to all students. Bring your laptop to explore content and test out a variety of tools. Optionally, bring a mobile device to see how your lessons will work on other devices.

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Cahill

Caitlin Cahill

Instructional Technology Coach, Orono Schools
Caitlin is the online learning specialist for the Orono public school district and serves as an executive committee member for the Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum. Caitlin has run her own MOOC called Tech Tools for Teachers, a project-based professional development... Read More →


Saturday December 14, 2013 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway I

8:30am

Enhance Your Elementary Classroom Through Robotics
Learn how your students can explore science and math concepts with LEGO Education WeDo Robotics by building moving models out of LEGO® bricks and programming the models using a graphical programming platform developed specifically for elementary students. Bring your own laptop.

Speakers
PK

Paul Keeney

Teacher, Anoka-Hennepin School District


Saturday December 14, 2013 8:30am - 11:30am
Regency

8:30am

Making Rocks
Making, tinkering, inventing, hacking, playing: these concepts belong in every classroom to help students develop self-confidence and problem-solving skills. Come see for yourself as you work with maker technologies such as 3D printing, Scratch and Makey Makey and find their place in your classroom. Bring your own laptop.

Speakers
avatar for Tami Brass

Tami Brass

Director of Instructional Technology, St Paul Academy and Summit School
Director of Instructional Technology for St. Paul Academy and Summit School Google Educator & Google Education Trainer Apple Distinguished Educator Passionate about #makered and portable/mobile devices in education


Saturday December 14, 2013 8:30am - 3:30pm
Greenway J

8:30am

Use iBooks Author to Create an eBook
Learn how to create your own ebook with iBooks Author. We will explore planning an ebook project, organizing chapters and pages, manipulating text and creating rich media. Widgets will be a major focus, including how to use image gallery, media, keynote, scrolling sidebar, PDF document viewer, embedded browser, form builder and more. Bring a Mac laptop with iBooks Author downloaded.

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 →


Saturday December 14, 2013 8:30am - 3:30pm
Greenway D

12:30pm

Chrome and Chromebooks: The Teacher's Pets
Discover why Google Chrome has become the most used Internet browser in the world. Chrome can simplify tasks to create and share content with the rest of your digital life. Learn how to personalize and tweak Chrome to make the most out of everything you do online. We will dive into the Chrome Web Store and explore useful apps and extensions. Bring your own laptop or Chromebook.

Speakers
avatar for Angie Kalthoff

Angie Kalthoff

Technology Integrationist, St. Cloud Area School District
Hi! I am a Technology Integrationist for the St.Cloud Area School District. I am also a Google Innovator and Code.org Affiliate. I like to learn from others and share my knowledge for fun. I think it is important to take learning into your own hands and seek out new information... Read More →
avatar for Eric Simmons

Eric Simmons

Director of Technology, Princeton Public Schools
Eric is the Director of Technology for Princeton Public Schools in Princeton, Minnesota and a Google for Education Certified Innovator. A former social studies teacher, he leads technology leadership and instruction in PreK-12 settings. His recent interests include leveraging digital... Read More →


Saturday December 14, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway F

12:30pm

MINDSTORMS Robotics in the Middle School Classroom: Getting Started
Learn how your students can explore science and math concepts with LEGO Education MINDSTORMS Robotics by building moving models and programming the models using a graphical programming platform developed specifically for elementary students. Bring your own laptop.

Speakers
PK

Paul Keeney

Teacher, Anoka-Hennepin School District


Saturday December 14, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Regency

12:30pm

Twitter in the K-12 Classroom
Explore the world of Twitter and learn how this social media tool can help you communicate with K-12 students and parents, promote critical thinking skills and facilitate student interaction in the classroom. Bring your own own laptop.

Speakers
avatar for Tricia Carlson

Tricia Carlson

Kindergarten teacher, Fridley IB World Schools
Tricia Carlson is a Kindergarten teacher at Stevenson Elementary in Fridley, MN. She enjoys finding new ways to integrate technology into her classrooms whether it be using the Smartboard, iPads, or social media. The past few years she has explored ways she can use social media... Read More →


Saturday December 14, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm
St. Croix
 
Sunday, December 15
 

8:30am

The Changing Landscape of Google Apps
Come explore the shifting landscape of Google Apps for Education. You'll learn about the latest uses of Google Apps and how some of the classics such as Forms and Maps have been reborn. You'll also glean new apps and extensions in Chrome to personalize your browsing experience; tap into the world with Google+ Communities and Hangouts; and dig deep into the new frontier of scripting to automate your workflow. We’ll also cover best-practice uses of Google Apps in the Classroom. Bring your own laptop.

Speakers
avatar for Molly Bennett

Molly Bennett

Director of Summits and Digital Learning Specialist, EdTechTeam
Molly Bennett is a Global Digital Learning Specialist, Google Certified Innovator and Google Certified Trainer. Currently, she is the Executive Director of Summits for the EdTechTeam. She presents nationally and internationally at conferences, workshops, and conventions on how to... Read More →
avatar for Ben Friesen

Ben Friesen

Summits Team, EdTechTeam
After a distinguished career as a professional camper and environmental educator, Ben was a digital content specialist and taught junior high science for ten years. Ben is an Apple Teacher, Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer and a Google Certified Educator - Level... Read More →


Sunday December 15, 2013 8:30am - 11:30am
North Star Ballroom A

8:30am

Create Engaging Content in Moodle
Use Moodle's features to create engaging content. This is key for use in blended, flipped and online settings. We'll cover design, using the lesson module, activity settings and timesaving elements for teachers. This session covers features that are included in versions 2.2 and higher. Participants should bring their own laptop.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Fila

Jon Fila

Curriculum Coordinator, Intermediate District 287
Curriculum Coordinator for ISD 287, OER, digital curriculum resources and professional development in blended, digital, and just-in-time teaching. Curriculum developer, trainer and support for the MN Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum. Teaches English 12 online for Northern... Read More →


Sunday December 15, 2013 8:30am - 3:30pm
Skyway

8:30am

iBooks Author Fundamentals and Fun
Participants will get direct instruction on the core elements of iBooks Author and hands-on experience creating their own mini-iBook. Beyond exploring the core elements of iBooks, the workshop will also emphasize simple, effective, and powerful ways to enhance the interactive aspects of iBooks. Participants should bring their own Mac laptop with iBooks Author installed.

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


Sunday December 15, 2013 8:30am - 3:30pm
Greenway D

8:30am

Using LEGO Mindstorms Robots to Teach STEM Skills
Learn how to use the LEGO Mindstorms robot building system to engage and inspire your students to exercise key STEM skills. Bring a laptop with the Mindstorms NXT-G software (any version) installed and your LEGO robot kit (assembled or not). You will learn how to build a basic robot and then program it to perform a range of tasks, testing it on our obstacle course. Along the way, you will learn effective ways to use this technology to teach STEM concepts. Some laptops and robots will be available. May contain commercial content.

Speakers
avatar for Rand Whillock

Rand Whillock

Engineer, Whillock Visions
I have been using robotics to engage and inspire students to learn and exercise STEM skills for many decades. I coach, mentor, judge and coordinate, robot competitions including First Lego League and FTC. I teach programming classes for students and professional development training... Read More →


Sunday December 15, 2013 8:30am - 3:30pm
Regency

12:30pm

Differentiated Instruction + Technology
Learn how to take differentiated instruction to a new level by using innovative technology tools that promote 21st-century skills. Participants will discuss its role in professional development that supports 21st-century learning and compare notes on how it could enhance technology integration. They also will come away with a “So What” statement about what they have learned and at least one action item. Participants should bring their own laptop.

Speakers
VJ

Vivian Johnson

Associate Dean/Professor, School of Education Hamline University
Associate Dean of Technology and Learning/Associate Professore at School of Education Hamline University     For more information and resources, go to http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/


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

12:30pm

Flip Your Classroom with Google
Using YouTube and the Google Apps for Education, you can flip learning for anytime, anywhere. Combine video with Google Forms and scripts to survey, personalize and differentiate instruction. Bring it all together with Google Sites as a place for you to host your flipped classroom. This session will feature work time to put your learning into practice.

Speakers
avatar for Molly Bennett

Molly Bennett

Director of Summits and Digital Learning Specialist, EdTechTeam
Molly Bennett is a Global Digital Learning Specialist, Google Certified Innovator and Google Certified Trainer. Currently, she is the Executive Director of Summits for the EdTechTeam. She presents nationally and internationally at conferences, workshops, and conventions on how to... Read More →
avatar for Ben Friesen

Ben Friesen

Summits Team, EdTechTeam
After a distinguished career as a professional camper and environmental educator, Ben was a digital content specialist and taught junior high science for ten years. Ben is an Apple Teacher, Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer and a Google Certified Educator - Level... Read More →


Sunday December 15, 2013 12:30pm - 3:30pm
North Star Ballroom A