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Saturday, December 10
 

8:30am

Classroom Covered in Goo(gle)
Limited Capacity seats available

Maximize your use of Google by implementing Google Classroom. You will explore the process from the beginning of Google Classroom setup through using Google tools for assessing students. You will have the time to post questions for discussion, use Google Forms for quizzes, and develop Docs for assignments integrated with Goobric for assessing student work. Leave ready to use Google Classroom in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Troy Cherry

Troy Cherry

Education Technology Coordinator, TIES
Conference Equipment Chair | Lead Ed Tech Consultant for Online Services | Love: Googly things, Moodly things, iOS nerdery, blended learning.


Saturday December 10, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Minnehaha

8:30am

Diving into Google Docs: Go Beyond the Basics
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you a beginner user who wants to know more about Google Docs? If you can make a basic document, you can create columns, tables, address labels, use and even create templates. You will spend time looking under the hood of Google Docs to go beyond the basics.

Speakers
avatar for Dihanna Fedder

Dihanna Fedder

District Technology Integrationist, Pine City Public Schools
Dihanna is a mother of two sons and one four-legged genius. She taught Spanish for 26 years and holds a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on technology from the University of Minnesota. Dihanna is currently the High School Media Specialist and District Technology Integrationist at Pine City High School, Co-Junior Class Advisor, Senior Class Advisor and Homecoming Advisor. Pine City Public Schools has a 1:1 iPad Initiative for... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Calhoun

8:30am

Full STEAM Ahead! Integrating STEAM into Every Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Join the STEAM revolution! Discover how to maximize creativity and problem-solving in your K-12 classroom. Come to explore and leave empowered with 21st century STEAM skills in coding, challenge-based learning, and 3D print design.

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Saturday December 10, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Minnetonka

8:30am

Google Apps for Education: Learning the Basics
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to do more with all of the tools available to you and your students through Google Apps for Education? Join us for a wide-ranging discussion and hands on exploration of how you can leverage GAFE in your classroom and school. You will focus on the core elements of GAFE — Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Drive and its many components, and Sites. You will also have the opportunity to touch on other elements available to schools through GAFE.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Main

Michael Main

Technology Coordinator, Carondelet Catholic School


Saturday December 10, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Skyway

8:30am

Minecraft PE (Pocket Edition) in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Minecraft’s “sandbox” nature gives it many opportunities for application in the classroom, and Minecraft PE provides a more user-friendly entry into the world of Minecraft. From history, to math, to science and engineering, to literature, to second languages, students can create projects that showcase their learning in awesome ways. You will be introduced to some lesson/project ideas in varied subject areas that can be adapted for any age, and present a wealth of resources for using Minecraft for education.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Indrelie

Kate Indrelie

Education Technology Consultant, TIES
I'm a former high school English teacher and instructor/director at technology summer camps. I'm passionate about using technology to integrate creativity and critical thinking in the classroom, particularly in beginning programming, digital art, and Minecraft.


Saturday December 10, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Northstar Ballroom A

8:30am

Minnesota's Digital Curriculum: We've got the Wheel, You Shape It!
Limited Capacity seats available

Don't recreate the wheel! Access, modify and adapt digital courses from the Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum (MPCC). These courses, aligned to Minnesota standards and developed by teachers under the direction of the MPCC, have a Creative Commons license and available to participating schools at no charge. In this hands-on experience, learn how to access the curriculum in the format of your choosing (Google Drive, Moodle, or Schoology), discuss strategies for implementation, and learn how to fit the conent to your classroom. Over 200 MN districts are members of MPCC. If your district is not or you don't know, attend so you get involved.

Speakers
avatar for Marc Johnson

Marc Johnson

Executive Director, ECMECC
Marc Johnson is the Executive Director of the East Central Minnesota Educational Cable Cooperative, a telecommunications and technology cooperative of 14 K-12 school districts and one technical & community college in East Central Minnesota. Previous to this role, he taught middle and high school mathematics and college technology courses then transitioned into school technology integration and leadership roles. Marc is in his ninth year as ECMECC... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway J

8:30am

Reporting Live From . . . Here, There, and Everywhere!
Limited Capacity seats available

Tap into the award-winning power of TouchCast's easy-to-use free iPad app to create an engaging, interactive, mobile recording studio with multi-cam control of extra iPads, green screen, onscreen pop-up documents, and a screencasting whiteboard. With a simple green screen, empower your students to share their learning live from within the structures of a cell to the surface of the moon or the depths of the ocean and other amazing locations. Replace classroom newsletters with simple-to-create student-produced videos that build students' speaking and presentation skills. Or highlight your school with monthly principal-created videos parents will watch!

Speakers
avatar for Chris Turnbull

Chris Turnbull

Personalized Learning Specialist, Saint Paul Public Schools
Chris has been a technology integration and personalized learning specialist at the district level for the past 13 years and has been exploring various forms of flipped professional development delivery for the past five years as well as teaching teachers how to create flipped content for students in and beyond the classroom. She has been working with ways to implement iPads as a learning and teaching tool in the classroom for the past 3 years... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway D/E

8:30am

SciGirls Code: E-Textiles
Limited Capacity seats available

SciGirls CODE is a pilot program funded by the National Science Foundation that uses principles of connected learning with 16 outreach partners to provide girls and educators with learning experiences that focus on computational thinking and coding skills. You will have the opportunity to focus on three different e-textile projects beginning with basic circuits through Chibitronics paper circuits and an introduction to e-textiles using the Lily Tiny Twinkle. Wrap up your learning with a design challenge where you will spend time exploring the possibilities of the LilyPad Protosnap board.

Speakers
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Heather Benedict

Consultant, Heather Benedict, LLC
avatar for Sarah Carter

Sarah Carter

STEM Content & Outreach Specialist, Twin Cities PBS/SciGirls
avatar for Joan Freese

Joan Freese

Director, Educational & Digital Media and Ready To, Twin Cities PBS
Joan Freese is an Emmy Award winning educational technologist at Twin Cities PBS, | in St. Paul, Minnesota, focusing on projects for K-8 students, parents, and educators. | She is digital producer of SciGirls, a transmedia enterprise that encourages tween girls | in STEM, and principle investigator of SciGIrls Code, a national connected learning | project that introduces middle school girls to computer science. She also directs TPT’s | Ready to... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway F/G

8:30am

Show Your Work!
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you looking for ways to encourage collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving in your classroom? Encouraging students to show their work, from brainstorming to the final product, creates an authentic learning environment, emphasizing the importance of the learning process in the quest to the final product. In this workshop attendees will explore digital tools and web based apps to help students show their work. Using this process to product model is a great way to create a classroom that embraces formative to summative assessment and celebrates learning.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Stalnaker

Kathy Stalnaker

Education Technology Consultant, TIES


Saturday December 10, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Harriet

8:30am

Teaching Kids How to Create and Give Effective Presentations
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you painfully bored by the same old student presentations? Join this session to learn how you can teach your students to use presentation zen, social media, and TEDed to build and present content rich, effective presentations. We will also cover tips for how students can deliver presentations like the rock stars you know they are.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Kraemer

Kathy Kraemer

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Fridley IB World Schools
K-12 Instructional Technology Coordinator at Fridley IB World SchoolsI'm passionate about BIG ideas, student advocacy, TEDx, travel, humor, the movies, photography, all kinds of music, being a wife, mom and teacher, kickboxing, swimming, and being lakeside.


Saturday December 10, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway B/C

8:30am

Transform Your School Culture with Innovation
Limited Capacity seats available

Over the past ten years, crowd-based innovation programs have become the new normal for industry-leading companies. Tapping into the cognitive surplus of employees has proven to deliver valuable ideas that improve internal practices or stimulate new opportunities. These innovation programs also help improve workplace culture as all members gain access to the future design and direction of the organization. Get ready, it’s education’s turn to join the party as you learn to launch an innovation program in your school or district.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Schneider

Eric Schneider

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Minnetonka Public Schools
As the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction in Minnetonka Public Schools, I lead innovation across the district as well as oversee ongoing development of the academic program. I am fortunate to work with a great T&L team and a very courageous group of principals and teacher-leaders in Minnetonka. I started in education as an English teacher at Patrick Henry in Minneapolis, an assistant principal at Washburn HS, and then was the principal of... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Regency

8:30am

Using Seesaw in Upper Elementary
Limited Capacity seats available

This session you will learn about ways to incorporate Seesaw in the upper elementary, grades 3-5. You will discover how to use Seesaw for formative assessment, summative assessment, class projects, communication, and ideas.

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Roxanne Stronczer

4th Grade Teacher, Edina Public Schools


Saturday December 10, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway A

8:30am

Using Social Media in Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a hands-on workshop on how to use social media in your classroom. Topics covered will include how to make postings in YouTube, Twitter and Instagram and how to build your own PLN (personal learning network). BYOD so you can follow along and takeaway classroom ready ideas! This session is designed for all grade levels and content areas. Make sure to sign up for an account in YouTube, Twitter and Instagram before the session.

Speakers
avatar for Cyndy Harrison

Cyndy Harrison

Technology Consultant, TIES
Cyndy moved to Minnesota in 2013, but is originally from Houston, TX and graduated from Texas A&M University with a BBA in Marketing. After working in marketing and advertising for six years, she received a Masters of Education in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Houston and has almost 20 years of experience in education including being in a 1:1 classroom environment for U.S. History. She has conducted numerous presentations at... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
St. Croix

8:30am

Let's Bake Some Raspberry Pi, YUMMM
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

A Raspberry Pi, the credit card size single board computer, is a great educational tool. Let’s find the “recipe” that works for you. If you would like to give one a try, join us as we unbox the board, setup NOOBS, and begin exploring some of the projects for which a Pi is well suited. We will start at the Root level and guide you through formatting the SD Card, installing the OS, running command line setup, exploring Scratch and Python, and learning how to program the general purpose input/output bus connected to a breadboard for testing simple electrical circuits. Workshop fee includes a Raspberry Pi kit.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Larson

Jon Larson

Technology Evangelist, ECMECC
Technology Integration Specialist at ECMECC - East Central Minnesota Educational Cable CooperativeIn 2008 Jon began supporting and encouraging staff of the East Central Minnesota Educational Cable Cooperative (ECMECC) schools as they integrate affective technology practices into their daily classroom activities. He actively supports moodle, google, personal devices, video conferencing, web2.0 tools and other emerging educational technologies... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2016 8:30am - 3:30pm
Northstar Ballroom B

12:30pm

AppMazing Dragons
Limited Capacity seats available

What happens when you mix the Amazing Race® and technology? You get an AppMazing Race! This year new staff and students participated in the AppMazing Dragons Race! See how you can use Google Apps for Education to create an interactive experience for your colleagues and students. This is a great professional development activity as well as an opportunity for students to learn more about the technology available to them! Try it first hand and then create your own AppMazing Challenge! Are you ready for an AppMazing experience?

Speakers
avatar for Dihanna Fedder

Dihanna Fedder

District Technology Integrationist, Pine City Public Schools
Dihanna is a mother of two sons and one four-legged genius. She taught Spanish for 26 years and holds a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on technology from the University of Minnesota. Dihanna is currently the High School Media Specialist and District Technology Integrationist at Pine City High School, Co-Junior Class Advisor, Senior Class Advisor and Homecoming Advisor. Pine City Public Schools has a 1:1 iPad Initiative for... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2016 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Calhoun

12:30pm

Cyberethics: Decision Making in the Informational Age
Limited Capacity seats available

There are a wealth of resources available on the six major topics shaping digital-citizenship issues in K-12. You will be given an opportunity to process the information presented and generate responses and notes related to their own school and classroom needs. Small group sharing and movement will let you make the most of the available resources on these complex topics. Following a broad overview of the topic with example issues highlighted in each of the six areas, you will determine which activity you wish to further develop and implement.

Speakers
avatar for Siri Anderson

Siri Anderson

Director of Graduate Education for Licensed Teachers, St. Catherine University
Long delighted by things shiny and new, I have been working technology into the classroom since the mid 90s when most online interaction was still just one step above pong. Now a died in the wool online learning geek, I'm expanding my reach to try and empower students and teachers to be able to create -- by building their knowledge of the structure of digital toys and digital artifacts from the ground up. | My heart is at St.Kate's now, where we... Read More →
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Teri Petrin

Teacher, Academy for Sciences and Agriculture
avatar for Leigh Zika

Leigh Zika

Teacher/Librarian/Tech, Eveleth-Gilbert Public Schools
I am a school librarian and tech integrationist in a 5-8 building within a K-12 district located on Minnesota's Iron Range. I enjoy books, gadgets, robots, language, grandchildren, warm glass and kayaks, among other things. (Although not necessarily in that order.) As a lifelong resident of northern Minnesota, I enjoy cross-country skiing and other winter activities, but have to admit that the older I get the less I appreciate winter's short... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2016 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Regency

12:30pm

Engaging Learners with BreakoutEDU
Limited Capacity seats available

Break the mold of traditional learning by breaking into BreakoutEDU. Students use problem solving skills and teamwork to solve puzzles that can be tailored to any content or age group. Experience a Breakout for yourself, explore already created Breakouts, and become familiar with the behind the scenes work by setting up a Breakout of your own.

Speakers
avatar for Carla Diede

Carla Diede

Teacher, Harrisburg South Middle School
Teaching MS math since 2007. Strive to meet students’ individual needs on a daily basis by developing materials to create optimal learning environments including use of flipped instruction, self-pacing and personalized learning.


Saturday December 10, 2016 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Executive Boardroom

12:30pm

Exploring CK-12 Open Education Resources for Math and Science
Limited Capacity seats available

Today's schools are beginning to explore the growing number of Open Educational Resources (OER) that are available at no cost to district curriculum budgets. Not only can these resources save money, but they also provide teachers and students access to interactive and flexible resources for anytime/anywhere learning. In this session, you will explore the various resources offered by CK-12 for math and science at all grade levels, and leave with material customized for your students. Bring a unit of study or course outline, and let's discover together what is possible.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Cox

Ryan Cox

Director of Instructional Technology, Becker Public Schools
I am currently the Director of Instructional Technology for Becker Public Schools. We are involved in an expanding iPad 1:1 initiative in Grades K-12. Our High School and Middle School have been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program. I believe very strongly in leveraging resources to support self-directed learning to communicate, create, collaborate, and think critically.


Saturday December 10, 2016 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Minnehaha

12:30pm

Funky Fun with Google Forms
Limited Capacity seats available

This is your opportunity to delve into the myriad ways to use Google Forms, including the new Quizzes feature. Beyond using the standard components and tools available in Google Forms, you will also explore some of the more interesting Add-Ons, including Ultradox — an excellent tool for generating documents and notifications from the data entered into a form. Finally, you will examine ways to analyze the data captured by a Google Form.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Main

Michael Main

Technology Coordinator, Carondelet Catholic School


Saturday December 10, 2016 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Skyway

12:30pm

Makerspace Experience: Hands-on Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

Now is your chance to explore maker tools and consider what possibilities they hold for your practice. You will start with an overview of the movement, examine examples from classrooms, and then spend the rest of the time working at hands-on maker stations. We have implemented the MakerSpace concept in our schools and will share our experiences as educators, give you a chance to be a maker, and construct ideas on how maker concepts can support student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Legatt

Jen Legatt

Library Media Specialist, Hopkins North Junior High
Jen Legatt is a media specialist and tech integrationist who is energized by engaging learners in meaningful, authentic ways. Envisioning how to expand learning experiences out of the walls and bells of traditional classrooms. Mom of two readers.


Saturday December 10, 2016 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway J

12:30pm

Minecraft Education Edition- Gamification Tool to Game-Based Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Come experience the power of Minecraft in Education! You will be immersed in Minecraft educational worlds as a student and learn how to create your own powerful gamification and game-based learning lessons. Anyone from an inexperienced crafter to a fanatical Minecraft pro will leave this session inspired to bring Minecraft back to your classroom, school and district.

Speakers
avatar for Glen Irvin

Glen Irvin

Teacher/Technology Integrationist/Crafter, Wabasha-Kellogg School District
I have taught Spanish for the past 13 years at Wabasha-Kellogg High School. I not only teach Spanish full time but I am also the half-time Technology Integrationist for the school district. I am an avid gamer! My classroom is a gamified, quest-based, mastery learning environment where my students are given the time and opportunity to succeed! I am currently creating a MMRPG in MinecraftEdu with one of my students! It is a place where students... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2016 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway H/I

12:30pm

Schoology: Setting Up Your Class to Go Paperless
Limited Capacity seats available

Effectively setting up your classes in Schoology to go paperless can seem daunting whether you are doing it yourself or coaching your colleagues. In this session you will walk through the process of going paperless from start to finish, using Schoology. Learn everything from setting up courses, creating your grade book, to building assessments, attaching standards, and awarding badges. If you already use Schoology or need help going paperless, this session is the place you need to be.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Larsen

Allison Larsen

Technology & Innovation Teacher, Crosby-Ironton Schools ISD 182
I am a K-6 Technology & Innovation Teacher who is passionate about integrating STEAM concepts into education to revolutionalize our students' learning. @Teach_Innovate
avatar for Britta Leino

Britta Leino

Tech Coach, Crosby-Ironton Public School District #182


Saturday December 10, 2016 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Minnetonka

12:30pm

SciGirls Code: Robotics with Hummingbird Duo
Limited Capacity seats available

SciGirls CODE is a pilot program funded by the National Science Foundation that uses principles of connected learning with 16 outreach partners to provide girls and educators with learning experiences that focus on computational thinking and coding skills. Start by participating in three different robotics projects beginning with a basic design and engineering challenge. Then you will explore the development environment and components of the Hummingbird Duo with a basic art bot. In the final design challenge, you will participate in a collaborative effort with the entire group.

Speakers
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Heather Benedict

Consultant, Heather Benedict, LLC
avatar for Sarah Carter

Sarah Carter

STEM Content & Outreach Specialist, Twin Cities PBS/SciGirls
avatar for Joan Freese

Joan Freese

Director, Educational & Digital Media and Ready To, Twin Cities PBS
Joan Freese is an Emmy Award winning educational technologist at Twin Cities PBS, | in St. Paul, Minnesota, focusing on projects for K-8 students, parents, and educators. | She is digital producer of SciGirls, a transmedia enterprise that encourages tween girls | in STEM, and principle investigator of SciGIrls Code, a national connected learning | project that introduces middle school girls to computer science. She also directs TPT’s | Ready to... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2016 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway F/G

12:30pm

Seesaw: Folders, Flipped Learning, Assessments, Oh My!
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you a current Seesaw user and ready for the more advanced settings and functions of Seesaw? This workshop will give you the opportunity to develop your knowledge by organizing with folders, app smashing, flipped learning, data collection, global connections, and time saving tips.

Speakers
avatar for Britt Theis

Britt Theis

1st Grade Teacher, Edina Public Schools
I am excited about integrating technology into my classroom. I want my students to be enthusiastic about learning, and share what they know with the world. Technology can give everyone in my classroom a voice and I want to help my students tell their story and share it with those beyond the classroom walls.


Saturday December 10, 2016 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Harriet

12:30pm

Tech Tools to Personalize Learning for Students and Educators
Limited Capacity seats available

Attendees will learn how to leverage Google Apps and App Add-Ons to personalize learning for students and professionals. Whether you want to gather basic data and use it to inform instruction, or you want to go further and use that data as a means for a back and forth collaborative relationship; this session is for you. Attendees will learn how to build individualized learning plans for all learners and how to use those plans to facilitate an ongoing discussion /plan of their learning. Attendees will also learn how and when to leverage these tools for best results.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Bingenheimer

Ashley Bingenheimer

Educational Technology Integration Specialist, River Falls School District
@MrsBingenheimer | | Ashley has been an Instructional Coach since 2014. Prior to working in River Falls, Ashley was an upper elementary teacher in Stillwater, MN. She has presented at several local and national conferences.
avatar for Cory Klinge

Cory Klinge

Instructional Excellence Coordinator, Eden Prairie Schools
Cory Klinge has 15 years of education and technology experience. He is an Instructional Excellence Coordinator for Eden Prairie Schools in Eden Prairie, MN. Cory earned his Masters of Arts in Education at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. He is an adjunct instructor at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls and University of Wisconsin - Stout. A former American & World History teacher, Cory is now a Google Certified Trainer, a Google... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2016 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway A

12:30pm

The Chromebook Classroom: Maximize Teaching and Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore the functionality of Chromebooks in K-12 classroom. From content creation to creativite expression, the Chromebook offers many levels of integration into daily classroom activities. Participants will delve further into the Chrome Browser, Google Apps for Education, the Chrome Operating System, all in the interests of building student engagement and a student centered, collaborative environment.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Protivinsky

Ashley Protivinsky

Tech Consultant, TIES


Saturday December 10, 2016 12:30pm - 3:30pm
St. Croix

12:30pm

Using Technology to Promote Innovative Thinking in Every Class
Limited Capacity seats available

How do we define, encourage, use, and assess creativity in our IL/IT lessons and projects? Should the question be "if" a student is creative or "how" a student is creative. And what can we do to be more creative as teachers and librarians? Participants will engage in discussions and gain a practical knowledge of how principles related to creativity and technology can become a part of daily lessons and activities.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Johnson

Doug Johnson

Director of Technology, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Schools
Doug Johnson is the Director of Technology for the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage (MN) Public Schools. His teaching experience has included work in grades K-12. He is the author of nine books, columns in Educational Leadership and Library Media Connection, the Blue Skunk Blog, and articles published in over forty books and periodicals. Doug has worked with over 200 organizations around the world and has held leadership positions in state and national... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2016 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Northstar Ballroom A
 
Sunday, December 11
 

8:30am

Build Leadership and Learning With Augmented Reality Apps
Limited Capacity seats available

Are curious about the best way to incorporate games like Pokémon Go, Ingress, and Goosechase in the classroom? The time has come for a dramatic shift towards digital age learning experiences that remove the walls of the classroom and extend device-based learning out into the world. In all of these games, the feedback is built in, so assessment is immediate and satisfying--either you catch them all, or you didn't.

Speakers
avatar for Art La Flamme

Art La Flamme

Instructor, Angelo State University
Art La Flamme is a former Army officer who has spent most of the last 25 years working in intelligence and leading Soldiers. He deployed seven times with the Army, four of those to Iraq, and is recognized as an expert on Iraq and the Middle East, and other topics such as counterinsurgency. Since retiring, he’s brought his passion for leadership, mentoring and coaching, personal and professional development, and the practical use of advanced... Read More →
avatar for Josh Gauthier

Josh Gauthier

Technology Training Specialist, Unified School District of De Pere
Grades 5-8 Technology Training Specialist and former 3-12 Business and Information Technology Educator. De Pere, Wisconsin. Organizer of TEDxDePereMiddleSchool and EdcampGB. Presenter at ISTE, TIES, MWGS, and several others. Edcamp addict.


Sunday December 11, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway F/G

8:30am

Classroom and Workflow Management for Teachers in Secondary 1:1 Environments
Limited Capacity seats available

Teaching in a 1:1 environment is just...different. Workflow for teachers and students is significantly different, and it should be. Classroom management is also different. This session is intended for teachers and administrators new to 1:1 devices. Topics covered will be digital citizenship in 1:1 classrooms, academic honesty, paperless workflows, collaboration and project-based opportunity.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony VonBank

Anthony VonBank

Digital Learning Specialist, ISD728, Elk River Area Schools
Dr. Anthony VonBank taught secondary language arts and communications for over 15 years, and currently works as a district digital learning specialist in the Elk River school district. His doctoral work in education leadership focused on his passion for systems and innovative change. He also works as a trainer, consultant, and as an adjunct instructor at Concordia Univeristy of St. Paul. Anthony is a frequent conference presenter, an avid blogger... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Nokomis

8:30am

Digital Curriculum for Elementary Grades: OER and More
Limited Capacity seats available

Today you will examine digital online curriculum as both a student and a teacher. Begin with an overview of the digital content available to schools by examining Open Educational Resources (OER), school district and self-created content, subscription, and non-subscription commercial content. Techniques to evaluate digital curriculum will be next, and you will take away a workable evaluation process for your classroom. Examples of digital content implementation will be explored, and in groups you will create checklists and implementation plans for each of your schools along with action plans.

Speakers
avatar for Seth Leavitt

Seth Leavitt

Teacher, Minneapolis Public Schools
Seth Leavitt has been teaching in Minneapolis for twenty-four years. He taught Middle School Mathematics at Field Middle School since 2001. Prior to that, he taught elementary grades 3, 4, and 5 at Lyndale Community School, Marcy Open School, and Morris Park Community School. | | While teaching at Field, Mr. Leavitt co-authored the Rational Number Project Fraction Operations and Initial Decimal Ideas. He has served on the board of the... Read More →
avatar for Dan McGuire

Dan McGuire

Executive director, SABIER
Executive Director of the Stone Arch Bridge Initiative for Education Resources. | Areas of focus are: OER Curation and creation Prof Dev for K12 and Higher Ed faculty, LMS Implementation and support Online, Blended, and Hybrid Course Design



Sunday December 11, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Minnetonka

8:30am

Everyone Can Code
Limited Capacity seats available

We believe that coding is an essential skill. Learning to code unlocks creativity, develops problem-solving skills, and opens career paths. We think everyone should have the opportunity to create something that can change the world. Join us to learn about Everyone Can Code, a new approach to coding that gives everyone the power to learn, write, and teach code. You’ll hear about the new Swift Playgrounds app that includes lessons for beginning coders. And you’ll explore curriculum materials for middle and high school that make it easy to bring coding into your school.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Protivinsky

Ashley Protivinsky

Tech Consultant, TIES


Sunday December 11, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Skyway

8:30am

Innovative Ways To Use Technology With Our Youngest Learners: #KoryTellers
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn how to incorporate technology-enhanced learning that is appropriate for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade classrooms. You will explore many tools and methods, including interactive media to support learning and development, integrating technology directly and intentionally into curriculum and student outcomes, and using technology effectively to individualize and differentiate instruction for each student. You will also discover ways to implement data collection and portfolios created by students.

Speakers
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Kory Graham

Elementary Innovations Teacher, Byron Public Schools


Sunday December 11, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway H/I

8:30am

Inquiry-Based Instruction Using Arduinos and Circuits
Limited Capacity filling up

Want to bring hands-on learning into your classroom and work on 21st century skills like collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking? Love the Maker Movement? You will learn what arduinos have done for students' ability to problem-solve, build, create, apply what they learn in creative avenues, and allow for student reflection of their own learning along the way. You will leave with ideas and working knowledge on how you can implement circuitry, arduinos, and visual arts into your classroom using the Bean Loader app in conjunction with the iPad.

Speakers
avatar for Natalie Weatherman

Natalie Weatherman

Teacher/Chaperone, Shakopee Schools
As a Digital Learning Coach at Shakopee Public Schools (and former media specialist), I am passionate about student learning and engagement. I love to learn and get out of my comfort zone to bring the best learning opportunities to our students. | | @NatalieWeatherm


Sunday December 11, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway D/E

8:30am

Learn to Love Your Google Forms: Getting Started
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to use Google Forms in your classroom, professional development, coaching/advising and more. Beginning forms users from classroom teachers to media specialists to athletic directors can implement forms quickly and easily. You will begin by making a simple form and move up the SAMR ladder through Substitution and Augmentation with examples of how forms can help transform your classroom and professional development. You will learn how to use a form to create a word cloud, evaluate a movie, comment on a drawing, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Dihanna Fedder

Dihanna Fedder

District Technology Integrationist, Pine City Public Schools
Dihanna is a mother of two sons and one four-legged genius. She taught Spanish for 26 years and holds a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on technology from the University of Minnesota. Dihanna is currently the High School Media Specialist and District Technology Integrationist at Pine City High School, Co-Junior Class Advisor, Senior Class Advisor and Homecoming Advisor. Pine City Public Schools has a 1:1 iPad Initiative for... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway J

8:30am

Makerspaces to Empower Student Learning
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Come to TIES 2016 and explore the ways a Makerspace can redesign your classroom, enhance what you already do and encourage creativity and innovation in your classroom. Through hands-on experiments, you will start to redesign a lesson plan of your choice. BYOD

Speakers
avatar for Travis Lape

Travis Lape

Assistant Principal, Harrisburg School District
Travis Lape is an Assistant Principal in the Harrisburg School District. He is constantly pushing the newest tools to support creativity and innovation in the classrooms. He is passionate about makerspaces, personalized learning, and helping teachers become connected educators. He believes we must change the factory style learning system and empower our students to take a hold of their learning. | | Travis co-hosted a podcast with Laura... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Calhoun

8:30am

Rethinking Formative Assessment with iPad
Limited Capacity seats available

Technology offers the ability to rethink how students show what they know in engaging and creative ways. In addition, learners are able to give and receive feedback faster than ever before -- an important piece of increasing student achievement. Learn a variety of ways students can show what they know about a topic or concept, including several fun and engaging activities for students of all ages to creatively demonstrate true understanding.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Cox

Ryan Cox

Director of Instructional Technology, Becker Public Schools
I am currently the Director of Instructional Technology for Becker Public Schools. We are involved in an expanding iPad 1:1 initiative in Grades K-12. Our High School and Middle School have been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program. I believe very strongly in leveraging resources to support self-directed learning to communicate, create, collaborate, and think critically.


Sunday December 11, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Harriet

8:30am

Schoology to the MAX
Limited Capacity seats available

Schoology is a Learning Management System (LMS) that is only limited by your imagination! Together we will examine some of the basic concepts and features within Schoology and then proceed to astound you with features and ideas you can implement to revolutionize your classroom.

Speakers
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Brad Scherer

Instruction Technology Specialist, Sartell Schools


Sunday December 11, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
St. Croix

8:30am

Seesaw: Moving Beyond the Basics in K-2
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you know the basics of Seesaw, but are eager to do more? In this workshop, you will look into how appsmashing, flipped learning videos, and assessments on Seesaw can transform how we use the journal in a primary classroom. You will play with these concepts and tools during the workshop so you can leave with ideas that you can implement right away!

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Schmidt

Jessica Schmidt

Teacher, Edina Public Schools
I'm a kindergarten teacher at a French immersion school with a passion for technology and the connections that it creates. I'm a Seesaw ambassador and a GoNoodle ambassador. I have a Technology Certificate from Hamline University, and I am getting a MAEd in Technology Integration from St. Catherine's University.


Sunday December 11, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway A

8:30am

Simple Tools to Increase Learning with Video
Limited Capacity seats available

Using today's tools you can crop any video and add narration, quizzes or exit tickets - easily and at no cost! EdPuzzle is a tool for preparing previously recorded videos that you can use to maximize the use of video in the classroom. You will also explore shortcuts for sharing these video and learn to use a few Google Add-ons to crete amazing screen recordings. You will leave knowing how to use the apps and have a few new tools to take back to your classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Conzemius

Laurie Conzemius

Ed Tech Consultant, Laurie Conzemius LLC
I love discussing the tools, resources, and technologies that can improve teaching and learning. I feel fortunate to represent Minnesota educators as an ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) board member. Ask me about our resources - and join me at the premier international technology gathering in San Antonio in June 2017!


Sunday December 11, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway B/C

8:30am

Sketchnoting, Whiteboarding, and Screencasting on iPad and Chromebook
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn and practice the seven dimensions for screencasting and whiteboarding: synchronous instruction and feedback, asynchronous instruction and feedback, instructor-driven template creation, student note-taking, student-driven tutorial production, and student work with templates. Then, we will move into discussing and practicing sketch noting for visual note-taking, enhanced communication, and reflection. Please download the 30-day free trial version of Explain Everything before the session. If you have already used up a free trial, the presenter will be able to give you a new trial period.

Speakers

Sunday December 11, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Northstar Ballroom B

8:30am

Social Media: Professional Growth and Value
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to start or grow your social media network and presence? Learn how to show your ideas and work with the world and the value of a Professional Learning Network. You can communicate with others from informing community stakeholders to leveraging companies to provide you with tech tools. Whether you are doubter, a novice, or growing your world of social media, join this workshop to learn together!

Speakers
avatar for Darren Ellwein

Darren Ellwein

Principal, Harrisburg School District
I am an administrator of a growing district in Harrisburg, SD. Recently, I received NASSP's Digital Principal of the Year for 2017. Social Media has enhanced my passion for learning, and I want to give others the same passion for education. There is immense power in connecting the dots and expanding your PLN with anyone in the world!


Sunday December 11, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Minnehaha

8:30am

Empowering Leaders: A Leadership Summit for the Future
Limited Capacity seats available

During this workshop, district and campus leaders will go through a series of mini-challenges and discussions designed to stimulate their thinking and plan for the unknown future. Challenges and discussions will be centered around the following topics: being future ready, redesigning learning spaces, embracing transformative teaching & learning, creating a culture of learning, celebrating failure & risk-taking. You will walk away with both real-world examples of best practices and tools to turn around and use in your district today.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Hooker

Carl Hooker

Director of Innovation & Digital Learning, Eanes ISD
Carl Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration since becoming an educator. As Director of Innovation & Digital Learning at Eanes ISD, he has helped spearhead the LEAP program, which put one-to-one iPads in the hands of all K-12 students in his 8000-student district. He is also the founder of “iPadpalooza”- a three-day “learning festival” held in Austin annually. He's also the author of the six-book... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2016 8:30am - 3:30pm
Northstar Ballroom A

8:30am

CTO Clinic
Limited Capacity seats available

CTO Clinics® are in-depth professional development events for district technology leaders. Delivered in conjunction with CoSN state chapters, the clinics enable attendees to hear about emerging technology trends, particularly within their own state, receive the latest information on using technology to create effective learning environments, and network with peers and the private sector

Speakers
avatar for Mary Mehsikomer

Mary Mehsikomer

Technology Integration Dev & Outreach Facilitator, TIES (MN)
I am passionate about learning, reading, teaching, and helping educators use technology to enhance the learning experience for students.


Sunday December 11, 2016 8:30am - 3:30pm
Regency

12:30pm

10 Apps to Blow Your Brain to Pieces
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Come learn about ten apps that will blow your mind into little EdTech pieces. You will learn about an app, brainstorm how to use it in your classroom, and then use/play with the app so you are comfortable implementing it into your lesson plans. You will leave this session ready to use these tools the minute you get back to school!

Speakers
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Brad Scherer

Instruction Technology Specialist, Sartell Schools


Sunday December 11, 2016 12:30pm - 3:30pm
St. Croix

12:30pm

Classroom Innovation: It's Not Just About Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

Innovation and technology are often spoken about like peanut butter and jelly, two things that always go together. Innovation is really more about mindset than devices. Take your technology integration to the innovation level and join us as we explore the meaning of innovation, the amazing things that can happen when you take a risk, and the implications of failure. Get engaged in small and large group discussion, explore formative assessment with an innovative lens, and leave with a lesson you’ve transformed from something ordinary to something innovative.

Speakers
avatar for Tammi Wilkins

Tammi Wilkins

Innovation Coordinator, ISD 709 Duluth Public Schools


Sunday December 11, 2016 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway F/G

12:30pm

Code Camp!
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for an EPIC Code Camp session programed for all learners and leaders of innovation. Through our camp experience you will connect learning, networking, and sharing together to see how your students will start to think like computer scientists. You will experience how math and literacy strategies, both digital and unplugged, can fit into your students' learning today! Coding is a new age literacy that builds on students skills of collaboration, creativity, problem solving, critical thinking, and persistence.

Speakers
avatar for Angie Kalthoff

Angie Kalthoff

Technology Integrationist, St Cloud Area Sch District 742
Technology Integrationist for ISD 742


Sunday December 11, 2016 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway B/C

12:30pm

Coding in the Classroom with ScratchJr and PBS Kids ScratchJr
Limited Capacity seats available

ScratchJr and PBS Kids ScratchJr are free, graphical programming apps designed for children ages 5-7. Both apps are available for free for Android and iPad devices and support digital age learning, the ISTE Standards for Students, technology literacy, and content standards. You will learn the basics of using ScratchJr, learn and reflect on how ScratchJr supports technology literacy and content standards, explore the tutorials and resources available, and see examples of how students can use ScratchJr to create and share interactive stories, games, and animations. You will begin to create an implementation plan for introducing ScratchJr to students.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Nicholson

Ann Nicholson

Retired teacher and tech facilitator, Cedar Rapids Community Schools
I'm an avid supporter of infusing 21st Century Skills into the curriculum through appropriate integration of technology and pedagogy. I'm also promoting coding in the classroom and volunteering at a coder dojo.


Sunday December 11, 2016 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway H/I

12:30pm

Do More with Google Drawings
Limited Capacity seats available

This often overlooked app is quite possibly the most powerful Google app you’ve never used! This session will show how this simple shape tool can help you annotate over content or create graphic organizers, posters, mind maps, flow charts, infographics, interactive activities and even memes! Students can use it to show their understanding, collaborate with others and showcase their creativity. Leave with templates that are ready to use in your classroom.

Sunday December 11, 2016 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Isles

12:30pm

Exploring Creativity in Today's Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

While the importance of creativity in student learning is not a new concept, access to today's tools gives students exciting ways to both create and share authentic content with others. In this session, you will look at four iPad tools for student creativity that can be implemented in virtually any subject area or grade level. Also explore how students can use tools such as Book Creator, Popplet Lite, Padlet, and ThingLink to create and share what they are learning in a deeper and more creative way. Finally, see how these four tools can interact with each other to create a truly innovative learning experience.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Cox

Ryan Cox

Director of Instructional Technology, Becker Public Schools
I am currently the Director of Instructional Technology for Becker Public Schools. We are involved in an expanding iPad 1:1 initiative in Grades K-12. Our High School and Middle School have been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program. I believe very strongly in leveraging resources to support self-directed learning to communicate, create, collaborate, and think critically.


Sunday December 11, 2016 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Harriet

12:30pm

Jumpstart 1:1 Instruction with Free Resources
Limited Capacity seats available

As experienced teachers, rethinking the pedagogy needs of 1:1 classrooms can be challenging, but there are many online resources that can provide with with the instructional support for your classroom of students with devices. Explore best practices in online instruction and discover quality online resources that provide support for delivery of instruction and assessment of student learning. Resources you will review in depth include Exploros, a free resource used by Common Sense Media, and the Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum (MPCC).

Speakers
avatar for Dawn Nelson

Dawn Nelson

Library Media Specialist, Oak View Elementary School, Osseo Area Schools
Dawn Nelson, Instructional Media and Technology Coordinator with Osseo Area Schools, works with 25 school librarians and 2 technology integration specialists supporting a BYOD program and preparing for a 1:1 rollout of iPads to 1800 teachers and 5000 students. Her passion for technology, books, libraries, and learning is a perfect fit with today’s school libraries. Dawn has worked in both elementary and secondary schools. She is a... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2016 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Calhoun

12:30pm

Learn to Love Your Google Forms Even More!
Limited Capacity filling up

Google Forms are an amazing tool to apply in the classroom, professional development, coaching/advising and more. As an Intermediate user in any area of education, you will begin by briefly reviewing how to make a simple form and quickly move up the SAMR ladder to Modification and Redefinition with examples of how forms can be used in advanced methods through branching, add-ons, and advanced data collection. You will Love Google Forms!

Speakers
avatar for Dihanna Fedder

Dihanna Fedder

District Technology Integrationist, Pine City Public Schools
Dihanna is a mother of two sons and one four-legged genius. She taught Spanish for 26 years and holds a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on technology from the University of Minnesota. Dihanna is currently the High School Media Specialist and District Technology Integrationist at Pine City High School, Co-Junior Class Advisor, Senior Class Advisor and Homecoming Advisor. Pine City Public Schools has a 1:1 iPad Initiative for... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2016 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway J

12:30pm

Powerful Projects
Limited Capacity seats available

Some of the best learning projects set out to make a dent in the universe. That dent might be big or small, but knowing their projects are making a difference in the world is great motivation for students to push themselves toward deeper learning. Tony Vincent is ready to share important ideas for making student projects powerful, which include making a difference, having an authentic audience, and encouraging student ownership. Bring a laptop or iPad so that you can explore sample projects and try out useful apps and websites.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Consultant, Learning in Hand
Tony Vincent started teaching fifth grade in Omaha, Nebraska seventeen years ago when it wasn’t so easy to publish online. Knowing that students were motivated to see their work on the Web, Tony first had students write their book reviews on Amazon.com. Later his students spent each school year adding to their classroom site, Planet 5th. They published writing, photos, journals, art, videos, and more. Planet 5th became so popular that it... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2016 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Northstar Ballroom B

12:30pm

Take Your Students or Staff for an Amazing Race!
Limited Capacity seats available

If you wrap up your content in an ugly bag, students won’t want it. Join this session to see how you can apply an “Amazing Race” style activity, using Google My Maps and Forms, to any subject area, including examples of how it has been used with students. You will have an opportunity to experience the excitement of participating in one, learn the tools to create one, and have ample time to begin creating your own!

Speakers
avatar for Josh Gauthier

Josh Gauthier

Technology Training Specialist, Unified School District of De Pere
Grades 5-8 Technology Training Specialist and former 3-12 Business and Information Technology Educator. De Pere, Wisconsin. Organizer of TEDxDePereMiddleSchool and EdcampGB. Presenter at ISTE, TIES, MWGS, and several others. Edcamp addict.


Sunday December 11, 2016 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Minnehaha

12:30pm

Technology Integration Specialists' Collaborative Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Let's gather together and collaboratively learn about best practices. You will have the opportunity as a TOSA, integration specialist, or technology coach to discuss best practices, share training materials, explore strategies, network, and develop resources. Help your teachers grow!

Speakers
avatar for Anthony VonBank

Anthony VonBank

Digital Learning Specialist, ISD728, Elk River Area Schools
Dr. Anthony VonBank taught secondary language arts and communications for over 15 years, and currently works as a district digital learning specialist in the Elk River school district. His doctoral work in education leadership focused on his passion for systems and innovative change. He also works as a trainer, consultant, and as an adjunct instructor at Concordia Univeristy of St. Paul. Anthony is a frequent conference presenter, an avid blogger... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2016 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Nokomis

12:30pm

Tinkering with Tinkercad
Limited Capacity seats available

If you have a 3D printer at your school but don't know where to start, this is for you! You will experience a hands-on introduction to Tinkercad, a free online 3D design tool appropriate for grades 3-12. Participants will dig into Tinkercad with structured tutorials and will explore ways to integrate 3D design across the curriculum. Note: We will also discuss ways to use Tinkercad in schools without 3D printers, so iff you don't have a 3D printer (yet), no need to shy away from this session.

Speakers
avatar for Tami Brass

Tami Brass

Director of Instructional Technology, St Paul Academy and Summit School


Sunday December 11, 2016 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway D/E

12:30pm

Turning Consumers into Creators with WeVideo
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn how video can help empower learners! WeVideo for Schools incorporates a managed and collaborative ecosystem to make video a more effective teaching tool. Start with a quick overview of WeVideo for Schools, move to discussion about using video in the classroom, learn the editing features that can be used to create a simple project or professional production, and end by developing a goal to create and share a movie created in WeVideo. This hands-on session will lead you to incorporating video creation into your classroom in the same way you already incorporate Google Apps.

Speakers
avatar for Sue Simonson

Sue Simonson

Business Education Teacher, Mound Westonka High School
I have been teaching in the Westonka School District for 12 years. In 2014, I returned to classroom after serving for three years as the district Technology Integrationist. I am part of a team of nine other teachers in our district's Technology Integration Leadership Team. I attended the Google Teacher Academy in Chicago in July of 2013 to become a Google Certified Teacher/Innovator! The Westonka School District is 1:1 with Chromebooks in... Read More →
avatar for Kristin Wallace

Kristin Wallace

Secondary Technology Integrationist, Westonka Public Schools
I am a Technology Integrationist in the Westonka Public Schools. My mission is to engage, enhance and empower learners through our 1:1 Chromebook initiative. My main focus is to find ways technology can personalize learning and enhance skills. As an English teacher with 23 years of experience, I have a passion for storytelling. For the past five years, I have been actively integrating technology into my personal live and classroom. I document... Read More →



Sunday December 11, 2016 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Skyway
 
Monday, December 12
 

7:30am

First Timers Session
First time attending the TIES Education Technology Conference? Come and learn form the zen masters how to get the most out of your conference experience

Speakers
avatar for Troy Cherry

Troy Cherry

Education Technology Coordinator, TIES
Conference Equipment Chair | Lead Ed Tech Consultant for Online Services | Love: Googly things, Moodly things, iOS nerdery, blended learning.
avatar for Susan Herder

Susan Herder

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Mounds View Public Schools
Susan is the Instructional Technology Coordinator for Mounds View Public Schools. A former middle school science teacher, she supports the integration of classroom sets of Chromebooks at all levels and provides support to the professional learning communities around this initiative. She is a Google for Education Certified Innovator and Google for Education Certified Trainer, bringing this experience to her trainings and professional... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 7:30am - 8:00am
Regency

8:30am

Whatever Happened to Joy?
In a data driven, achievement focused system, does joy in learning matter anymore? Not that these are mutually exclusive but in our attempts to see results we often forget that joy should not be a means to an end but a worthy and important goal on its own. So how do we ensure our students experience joy and wonder every day? Let’s examine some practical ways to be intentional and make our schools places of joy.

Speakers
avatar for Dean Shareski

Dean Shareski

Community Manager, Discovery Education Canada
Dean Shareski is a teacher, speaker and consultant who works with schools and teachers looking to leverage technology for learning. Dean has been in education for the past 26 years. His role the past several years has centered around supporting teachers transition classrooms to leverage technology to transform and enhance learning. | Dean is the Community Manager for Discovery Education Canada. He taught grades 1-8 for 14 years and spent 9 as... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am
Nicollet A/B/C/D

8:30am

Leadership Seminar
Spend a day with Darrell Mann at one of his rare events in the United States, exploring his Systemic Innovation approach. Using Darrel’s concepts and tools, creatively identify problems, explore options, design an implementation plan for change with your leadership team. During this seminar Darrell will demonstrate that change is neither mysterious, random, nor haphazard. Gain the knowledge and tools to make your creative process systemic. Learn about opportunities to participate in upcoming certification seminars. Advance Registration Required.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Schneider

Eric Schneider

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Minnetonka Public Schools
As the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction in Minnetonka Public Schools, I lead innovation across the district as well as oversee ongoing development of the academic program. I am fortunate to work with a great T&L team and a very courageous group of principals and teacher-leaders in Minnetonka. I started in education as an English teacher at Patrick Henry in Minneapolis, an assistant principal at Washburn HS, and then was the principal of... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 8:30am - 3:50pm
Northstar Ballroom A

10:30am

Determine Curriculum Before Technology and Design
Come discover the latest AV technology strategies that support your instruction and learning environment in your classroom. Learn which AV technology fits best for you. May contain commercial content.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Cortes

Anthony Cortes

Director of Sales and Marketing, K-12 Classroom Systems, Extron Electronics
Anthony Cortes is the Director of Sales & Marketing, K12 Classroom Systems for Extron Electronics. He is the key individual in the development and execution of Classroom System programs at Extron and has spent the last several years focused on the education market. Anthony’s extensive work with K-12 schools and education resellers gives him an unique perspective on the current state, and the future direction of Classroom AV Systems.


Monday December 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Cedar

10:30am

Be Learner-Centered with Mobile Learning
Move to a learner-centered environment in your 1:1 classroom. Technology can reduce the barriers to learning if the teacher understands how each learner learns best. Barbara will share how teachers can change their teaching practice to encourage learners to take more responsibility for learning by sharing examples of different classrooms, strategies, and tools that encourage learners to have a voice and choice in their learning.

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Bray

Barbara Bray

Creative Learning Strategist, Rethinking Learning / Personalize Learning, LLC
Barbara Bray is a creative learning strategist, author, writer, speaker, and instructional designer who connects people and ideas around transforming education. She is co-founder of Personalize Learning, LLC and co-author of Make Learning Personal and How to Personalize Learning with Kathleen McClaskey. Barbara blogs on her website Rethinking Learning (barbarabray.net) and is the founder/owner of My eCoach (my-ecoach.com) that is based on a... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom C

10:30am

Building Custom Data Dashboards with Google Data Studio
Google Data Studio is a fairly new product from Google that lets you build live, secure, shareable, rich data reports from a range of data sources, including SQL, BigQuery, Google Analytics, and Google Sheets. Explore tools and techniques for exporting and syncing your SIS data, school website analytics, or other district information to Google Data Studio, including an intro to a Google Sheets local data sync application called Local Hero.

Speakers
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Andrew Stillman

Chief Product Officer


Monday December 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway D/E

10:30am

Designing Agile Learning Environments for Agile Futures
Educators are constantly challenged to adapt and shift to serve students, to thrive professionally, and to guide organizations and communities. To that end, experience this remarkable "design challenge," equally intimidating and extraordinary. Explore how educators can approach the design of learning environments to purposefully prepare for increasingly agile futures. Start actively with an interactive design challenge, shift to sharing ideas from the field, conclude with a Q&A discussion to explore specific challenges.

Speakers
avatar for Christian Long

Christian Long

Founding Partner, Designer, Educator, WONDER, By Design
A much older version of Christian Long – many years into the future – can be found in semi-retirement at a tree-covered summer camp where he’ll continue to marvel first-hand at the shared joy of children and adults alike. Prior to that imagined professional shift, he feels blessed to spend his days as a merger between ‘papa’, educator, designer, school planner, plausible futures dabbler, and an unapologetic advocate for wonder and... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway H/I

10:30am

Empowering Educators as Learners
Explore how creating and developing your own Personal Learning Network (PLN) can help empower you as an educator by leveraging the power of social networking sites and similar tools. Examine the implications these resources have for your own professional learning, networking, and development.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Martinson

Sean Martinson

Principal, Independent School District 318 Grand Rapids
Sean Martinson is a northern Minnesota husband, father, and Elementary School Principal. He has four amazing children and is currently the Principal at Murphy Elementary School in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. | | Sean holds a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and Technology, Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education, and his favorite, from where it all started: an Associate in Arts degree... Read More →



Monday December 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom B

10:30am

Let's Talk about Joy . . . and Other Stuff
This session is a follow-up to the keynote. An informal conversation about the ideas, challenges, and questions that emerge. Bring a story of joy to share!

Speakers
avatar for Dean Shareski

Dean Shareski

Community Manager, Discovery Education Canada
Dean Shareski is a teacher, speaker and consultant who works with schools and teachers looking to leverage technology for learning. Dean has been in education for the past 26 years. His role the past several years has centered around supporting teachers transition classrooms to leverage technology to transform and enhance learning. | Dean is the Community Manager for Discovery Education Canada. He taught grades 1-8 for 14 years and spent 9 as... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Lakeshore A

10:30am

Opportunities Abound for Digital Authors
It's easier than ever and often free for students to be digital authors, producing quality work by for authentic audiences! Websites, services, and iPad apps are designed to give anyone a platform for publishing. See examples of student work in Apple's iBookstore. Find out how students can craft and share Choose Your Adventure stories. Experience how a QR code can lead a smartphone or tablet user to a narration or video.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Consultant, Learning in Hand
Tony Vincent started teaching fifth grade in Omaha, Nebraska seventeen years ago when it wasn’t so easy to publish online. Knowing that students were motivated to see their work on the Web, Tony first had students write their book reviews on Amazon.com. Later his students spent each school year adding to their classroom site, Planet 5th. They published writing, photos, journals, art, videos, and more. Planet 5th became so popular that it... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway F/G

10:30am

Passionate Learners: How to Engage and Empower Your Students
Would you want to be a student in your classroom? Based on the book Passionate Learners: How to Engage and Empower Your Students, both novice and seasoned teachers will be helped to create a positive, interactive learning environment where students drive their own academic achievement. You’ll discover how to make fundamental changes to your classroom so learning becomes an exciting challenge rather than a frustrating ordeal. Leave inspired to take risks and eagerly pursue your journey toward a classroom filled with passionate learners.

Speakers
avatar for Pernille Ripp

Pernille Ripp

Creator of Global Read Aloud, Oregon Middle School
Teacher and Author – Oregon, WI Middle SchoolMass consumer of incredible books, Pernille Ripp, helps students discover their superpower as a former 5th grade teacher, but now 7th grade teacher in Oregon, Wisconsin. She opens up her educational practices and beliefs to the world on her blog www.pernillesripp.com and is also the creator of the Global Read Aloud Project, a global literacy initiative that since 2010 has connected more than... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Nicollet B/C

10:30am

Alternative Tech: How the Cloud makes Alternative Ed Better
Use cloud-based instruction and assessment in a Standards Based Grading and Continual Progress environment (in an Alternative program) to maximize student learning and opportunity.

Speakers

Monday December 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Nokomis

10:30am

Badges, Breakouts, and Certifications: Blended Professional Development
Learn how self-paced, collaborative, hybrid online professional development courses lead to Badges, Breakouts, and Certifications providing a differentiated and individualized professional development model and serves as a model of how to change teaching and learning in 1:1 environments.

Speakers
avatar for Rocco Marchionda

Rocco Marchionda

Instructional Systems Analyst Manager, Neenah Joint School District
Technology integration in education.


Monday December 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway J

10:30am

BreakoutEDU
Breakout EDU creates ultra-engaging learning games for people of all ages. Games (Breakouts) teach teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, and troubleshooting by presenting participants with challenges that ignite their natural drive to problem-solve. -BreakoutEDU. Games are aligned to different content areas as well as games for adult professional learning. Come experience a new learning environment and see if you have what it takes to BREAKOUT! Space is limited!

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Rexine

Kelly Rexine

K12 IT Specialist, EduTech
My name is Kelly Rexine and I currently work for EduTech. EduTech is a company affiliated with ITD and the State of North Dakota. My professional title is K-12 Information Technology Specialist. I work with educators around the state to help integrate technology into their current curriculum. I love learning about new ways that students can become more engaged in the classroom. Before my current position, I taught 3rd grade. I am always willing... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Executive Boardroom

10:30am

Creating Cohesive GSuite Professional Development with Tracks
Embark on a journey through ways to connect PD in a GSuite Track. Learn how to leverage data through BrightBytes to drive your instruction. See how these comprehensive PD opportunities are creating teacher leaders. You will be able to take your knowledge back to your schools to teach others GSuite.

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Froehlich

Mandy Froehlich

Director of Innovation & Technology, Ripon Area School District
Mandy Froehlich is the Director of Innovation and Technology for the Ripon Area School District in Ripon, Wisconsin where she supports and encourages educators to create innovative change in their classrooms. She is also an adjunct instructor for the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh in Instructional Technology, and believes that engaging pre-service teachers in recognizing the power of growing their professional learning network and innovation... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Northstar Ballroom B

10:30am

Creating Global Learners in the 4 C's Classroom.
Learn how communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity can be used to create global learners. A White Bear Lake Pilot third grade classroom and their partnership with ANA School in Haiti will be highlighted. During this session, we will have a Google Hangout with ANA School, Otter Lake Elementary and TIES 16!

Speakers
avatar for Steve Asper

Steve Asper

Technology Support Manager, White Bear Lake Area Schools
I work with all things Google; Apps, Chromebooks, Android tablets. I like working with teachers and students to discover new tools and ways to personalize learning for students.
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LuAnne Oklobzija

Digital Learning Specialist, White Bear Lake Area Schools


Monday December 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 5

10:30am

Creating with Code
Create your own algorithm to integrate Code. Find age appropriate lessons and resources for the K-5 setting around the topic of Computer Science. BYOD will be great, but not necessary to attend.

Speakers
avatar for Angie Kalthoff

Angie Kalthoff

Technology Integrationist, St Cloud Area Sch District 742
Technology Integrationist for ISD 742


Monday December 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Nicollet A

10:30am

Curate & Create with YouTube
Use video to support curriculum, spark discussion and engage students. You will learn how to find the best content on YouTube and create playlists to support teaching. You will also learn how to customize videos and embed questions with 3rd party tools to assess student learning.

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Andi Bodeau

Digital Learning & Instructional Media Coordinator, Osseo Area Schools


Monday December 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom C

10:30am

Developing a 'New Student' Technology Boot Camp with Schoology
Help new students become successful in your 1:1 classroom. Being new has always been difficult, but adding a tech classroom to a student that is coming from a traditional classroom, makes even tougher on the "new kid." See a developed a Schoology course to help them get up to speed!

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Brad Scherer

Instruction Technology Specialist, Sartell Schools


Monday December 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 1

10:30am

Gamifying Math Fact Mastery: ThatQuiz/QR Mashup!
Ignite student engagement and fuel academic achievement with QR Codes and That Quiz! Using these tools will gamify the mastery and assessment of basic math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). We will share our experiences from a third grade classroom, but these tools are great in other content areas too!

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Draayer

Stephanie Draayer

Technology Integration Specialist, Palmer Lake Elemenrary - Osseo Area Schools
I am a first year tech integration specialist, working on my masters in strategic communications management. I spent my first two years as a classroom teacher in Saint Paul, working with the Digital Works grant by engaging the common core through digital media.


Monday December 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 4

10:30am

Google Apps, Office 365, and iWork, Collaboration tools for iPad
Google and Microsoft on iPad. Learn about workflows to make assignments, send assignments, communicate with class, complete student work, hand in assignments, grade assignments and run assessments.

Speakers

Monday December 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Skyway

10:30am

Google Classroom: Empowered by the Global Community

Be empowered by tips and answers to frequently asked questions from the global Google Classroom community. Learn how and where to ask questions, get help, and send feedback. Gather your own set of “takeaways” for recently released features including some useful workflows for many of the most popular ones.

Speakers
avatar for Geri Feiock

Geri Feiock

Learning & Technology Integrationist, District 196 Rosemount - Apple Valley - Eagan
Geri brings her experiences as a Google for Education Certified Innovator & Trainer, SMART Certified Education Trainer, SMART Exemplary Educator, and former high school math teacher to each of her presentations. She provides ongoing training and support to K-12 teachers and staff and is actively involved in the global Google and SMART communities. You’re certain to leave her sessions with your own "takeaways" to start using right away!


Monday December 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Nicollet D

10:30am

Google your Workflow
Google your workflow by learning the basics! Discover the underutilized tools Google has for beginners. Make sure to BYOD in order to follow along and learn while doing.

Speakers
avatar for Danelle Dehne

Danelle Dehne

Tech Integrationist, MACCRAY Schools
I am a teacher of the deaf/hard of hearing, special education teacher, and technology integrationist for a small district in western MN. I work with K-12 in three different buildings.
avatar for Kathy Stalnaker

Kathy Stalnaker

Education Technology Consultant, TIES


Monday December 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway A

10:30am

How do I get connected with Twitter? An Introduction to learn how to use Twitter to get connected.
Discover and learn about Twitter, hashtags, and other social media references with this introductory session on using Twitter for education and personal use. You will leave the session connected to many of your #TIES16 colleagues. #GetConnected #Fun

Speakers
avatar for Bret Domstrand

Bret Domstrand

Principal, Lake Marion Elementary
Bret Domstrand is a 3rd year principal at Lake Marion Elementary in Lakeville, MN. He has a special education and technology background. He is always looking for ways to push professional development and educational practices.


Monday December 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Lake Superior A

10:30am

Improving Communication Through Seesaw
Gain knowledge about how to improve communication between teacher, student, and parents through the use of Seesaw: The Learning Journal. This session will provide participants with timesaving ideas that build student choice, participation and reflection, as well as strengthens the connections parents have with their student's learning.

Speakers
avatar for Britt Theis

Britt Theis

1st Grade Teacher, Edina Public Schools
I am excited about integrating technology into my classroom. I want my students to be enthusiastic about learning, and share what they know with the world. Technology can give everyone in my classroom a voice and I want to help my students tell their story and share it with those beyond the classroom walls.


Monday December 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Regency

10:30am

MakerSpace for some Raspberry Pi!
Make Raspberry Pi, this credit card sized computer, complete with CPU, Ram, Video and Audio, USB, Network - wifi, bluetooth and Gpio that will operate off a phone charger or battery. See how this amazing tool is one of the coolest MakerSpace items ever.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Larson

Jon Larson

Technology Evangelist, ECMECC
Technology Integration Specialist at ECMECC - East Central Minnesota Educational Cable CooperativeIn 2008 Jon began supporting and encouraging staff of the East Central Minnesota Educational Cable Cooperative (ECMECC) schools as they integrate affective technology practices into their daily classroom activities. He actively supports moodle, google, personal devices, video conferencing, web2.0 tools and other emerging educational technologies... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom A2

10:30am

Making it Meta: Modeling Blended Learning for Teachers
Explore and discuss strategies for helping teachers see the benefits of anytime, anywhere learning. One hundred and twenty Bloomington Public School teachers are currently examining and practicing the pedagogy related to Blended Learning. This extensive professional learning effort aims to provide more students with control of the time, place, path and pace of their learning. Experience firsthand how Blended Learning is being modeled for Bloomington teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Qualey

Karen Qualey

Digital Learning Coordinator, Bloomington Public Schools
Karen Qualey is Digital Learning Coordinator for the Bloomington Public Schools. She supports teachers as they personalize learning for students on their pathway to college and career readiness. Karen is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and is past co-president of Information and Technology Educators of Minnesota.
avatar for Holly Skadsem

Holly Skadsem

Digital Learning Coordinator, Bloomington Public Schools
I taught fifth grade math in Bloomington for seven years. Through the curation and creation of digital content, I transformed my math classroom into a "Mastery-based" learning model. Students had control of where they learned, how they learned, and the pace in which they moved through the standards. Now, as a digital learning coordinator, I am using my knowledge of personalized learning to help other teachers implement blended learning models... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Lakeshore B

10:30am

My Hero Sphero - Using Sphere Robots in the Classroom
See how Sphere robots are being used to engage elementary students and teach students about the basics of coding using the SPRK app. Try out some of the different robot models available and see how a drag-drop program can teach how easy it is to learn about robots.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Athas

Aaron Athas

Library Media Specialist, Eau Claire Area School District


Monday December 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 2

10:30am

Not just for Students: Seesaw for Highly Engaging, Fun Professional Development!
Using SeeSaw for meaningful, fun, and engaging professional development (PD). The coaches and principal at Sumner Elementary School have transformed PD by using Seesaw. You will walk away from PD excited and ready to implement what you learned into your own classroom.

Speakers
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Chris Gogolewski

Math Intervention Teacher, Austin Public Schools - Sumner Elementary
avatar for Tina Henely

Tina Henely

Technology Integrationist, Austin Public Schools - Sumner Elementary


Monday December 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway B/C

10:30am

Personalization: Shifting from Compliant to Committed Learners
Come listen and discuss the methods used to implement the three pillars of personalization. Find out how a learning management system like Schoology can help students achieve success and take on a growth mindset. Tossing out strict student schedules and giving students choice has shifted learning from compliant to committed. Join in discussions around proficiency based learning, student choice, and a customized learning path.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Morinville

Sarah Morinville

Teacher, Mound Westonka High School
I am excited to be in my 11th year as an educator. From my beginnings in Duluth, Minnesota, my love for Science has grown. I earned my degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth. I earned my Master's from Saint Mary's University and earned my Physics license from Hamline University. I continue to take classes to re-energize my love for Science by learning new information. Implementing newly learned ideas in Chemistry and Physics, helps to... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
St. Croix

10:30am

Power Up & Get ConnectEd With Other EdTech Coaches!
Meet up with other instructional technology coaches, specialists, & TOSAs from around the state and the Midwest to share strategies, ideas, and resources ranging from coaching to technology tips and training resources.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Turnbull

Chris Turnbull

Personalized Learning Specialist, Saint Paul Public Schools
Chris has been a technology integration and personalized learning specialist at the district level for the past 13 years and has been exploring various forms of flipped professional development delivery for the past five years as well as teaching teachers how to create flipped content for students in and beyond the classroom. She has been working with ways to implement iPads as a learning and teaching tool in the classroom for the past 3 years... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Minnetonka

10:30am

Self-Paced Middle School Math Classroom
Since students learn at different speeds, establish your own self-paced math class. Find out about management practices, curriculum changes, and offer resources so you can begin implementing and transitioning your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Brittany Johnson

Brittany Johnson

6th grade teacher, Prairie Wind Middle School


Monday December 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Minnehaha

10:30am

Splash Screen: Students Engaging Local Watersheds Using Mobile Technologies
Combine Place Based Education (project based learning experienced outside the classroom alongside community experts) with Mobile Learning to teach about watersheds. You will be given apps and other resources for environmental education, technology integration strategies and lessons learned from the pilot and evaluation done by the Science Museum of Museum. Splash Screen is a pilot project created by Twin Cities PBS in partnership with Urban 4H with funding provide by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, that is designed to foster environmental stewardship of water resources in youth living in urban Minnesota communities.

Speakers
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Heather Benedict

Consultant, Heather Benedict, LLC
avatar for Sarah Carter

Sarah Carter

STEM Content & Outreach Specialist, Twin Cities PBS/SciGirls
avatar for Joan Freese

Joan Freese

Director, Educational & Digital Media and Ready To, Twin Cities PBS
Joan Freese is an Emmy Award winning educational technologist at Twin Cities PBS, | in St. Paul, Minnesota, focusing on projects for K-8 students, parents, and educators. | She is digital producer of SciGirls, a transmedia enterprise that encourages tween girls | in STEM, and principle investigator of SciGIrls Code, a national connected learning | project that introduces middle school girls to computer science. She also directs TPT’s | Ready to... Read More →



Monday December 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Calhoun

10:30am

Technology-Infused Ideas for Learning-Centered Classrooms
Make the shift from a "focus on teaching" to a "focus on learning" by using technology as a catalyst. Redefinition of how students learn is the goal and the 2016 refresh of the ISTE Standards for Students confirms the need to empower students to engage in collaborative, creative, and innovative learning. Join this interactive session and walk away with technology-infused strategies, tools, and ideas for learning-centered classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Van Erp

Nancy Van Erp

MEd in Learning Design & Technology Program Director, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Nancy Van Erp is a former middle and high school Spanish teacher who currently serves as program director and adjunct faculty for the online Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology program at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Connect with her on Twitter @IfNotUsThnWho. | | Research interests: online/blended learning, critical thinking, learner-centered classrooms, constructivist learning environments, questioning... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Lakeshore C

10:30am

Using Digital Formative Assessments to Differentiate in Math
Help develop the right mind set with your students by using digital formative assessment tools to help them assess their own learning while giving them choices on how they practice the different math concepts. Plus, discuss where this technology will lead students in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Zach Eidelbes

Zach Eidelbes

Digital Learning Coach, Shakopee Public Schools
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Courtney Menden

Math Teacher, Shakopee Public Schools


Monday December 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 3

10:30am

Using Digital Tools: Student Self-Reflection & Self-Assessment
Teaching your students how to evaluate their own learning increases their understanding and involves them in the assessment process. Explore tools that can help your students engage in meaningful self-reflection that will also impact instruction in the classroom. You will be able to try out many apps and websites that work on multiple platforms. Experience self-reflection using Recap, Desmos, Explain Everything, Padlet, Tellagami, Thinglink and more!  

Speakers
avatar for Brianna Buck

Brianna Buck

Digital Learning Coach, Shakopee Public Schools
As a Digital Learning Coach I love helping teachers incorporate technology into their classroom. My favorite is being with the elementary students. As an Apple Distinguished Educator I have a passion for finding new ways to use iPads in the classroom.
avatar for Natalie Weatherman

Natalie Weatherman

Teacher/Chaperone, Shakopee Schools
As a Digital Learning Coach at Shakopee Public Schools (and former media specialist), I am passionate about student learning and engagement. I love to learn and get out of my comfort zone to bring the best learning opportunities to our students. | | @NatalieWeatherm


Monday December 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 6

10:30am

Using Innovation to Transform Your School or District Culture
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

n this session, Minnetonka’s innovation leader, Eric Schneider, will share how Minnetonka has implemented crowd-based innovation and not only harvested great new ideas for kids, but has also improved teacher morale. This is THE session for you!

Speakers
avatar for Eric Schneider

Eric Schneider

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Minnetonka Public Schools
As the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction in Minnetonka Public Schools, I lead innovation across the district as well as oversee ongoing development of the academic program. I am fortunate to work with a great T&L team and a very courageous group of principals and teacher-leaders in Minnetonka. I started in education as an English teacher at Patrick Henry in Minneapolis, an assistant principal at Washburn HS, and then was the principal of... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Harriet

10:30am

¿Hablas Minecraft? Game-based learning for Second Language Teacher
Experience Minecraft in the second language classroom! From gamification to game-based learning we will explore how you can start using Minecraft in your classroom immediately! You will have access to Minecraft lessons and videos you can modify to fit into your second language classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Glen Irvin

Glen Irvin

Teacher/Technology Integrationist/Crafter, Wabasha-Kellogg School District
I have taught Spanish for the past 13 years at Wabasha-Kellogg High School. I not only teach Spanish full time but I am also the half-time Technology Integrationist for the school district. I am an avid gamer! My classroom is a gamified, quest-based, mastery learning environment where my students are given the time and opportunity to succeed! I am currently creating a MMRPG in MinecraftEdu with one of my students! It is a place where students... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom A3

10:30am

Digital Diner @ The TIES Playground: Student Tech Teams
Student tech teams leverage the power of student knowledge and enthusiasm to support technology in their schools. From help desks, to rollouts, to repairs, student tech teams are helping teachers and students use technology, while giving participants valuable leadership and service experience. Come meet student tech-team participants (from elementary to high school) and their leaders during this session of the playground.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Fay

Amanda Fay

Technology Integration Specialist
Tech Integration Specialist, Forever English Teacher, Google Certified Trainer, EdTech Nerd, Track Coach, Foodie, Innovator, Reader, Writer, Lifelong Learner
avatar for Andy Leiser

Andy Leiser

Elementary Integration Specialist, ISD200: Hastings Public Schools
I laugh. I learn. I teach. I play. | A father, a husband, a teacher, and a tech enthusiast. | Focus on the guaranteed positives rather than the off-chance negatives. | Creator of the #WklyEdTag by @ISD200IS, a Jimmy Fallon inspired LIVE broadcast that features educators sharing the story of education on Twitter. #ShareYourStory - who better to showcase all that is great in public education than the teachers and students living it every day.
avatar for Cara Skoglund

Cara Skoglund

Technology Specialist, Pinewood Community School Independent School District 196


Monday December 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Northwoods

11:45am

Mobile Assessment Platform (MAP), Bringing Theory into Practice
Discover how Edfiniti formulated a process and method to meet the needs of students with emotional and behavioral needs. This app can be used on all iOS devices, as well as PC and Andriod devices. This active learning session will walk through the entire process of objectively monitoring behavior in real-time, plus use results to have authentic, data-driven conversations, and implement strategies to help students succeed. May contain commercial content.

Speakers
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Matthew Myrold

President, Co-Founder, Edfiniti Inc.



Monday December 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:35pm
Cedar

11:45am

STEM for All: Coding virtual robotics
Build STEM foundation skills, staying within standards and successfully increase performance and number of students progressing into higher levels of Robotics/STEM Courses in middle/high school. CoderZ focuses on cloud based Coding of Virtual Robotics for FTC and STEM. A Project Based delivery that economically makes robotics available to ALL Students across curricula. Participants will have access to a free, 3 week pilot for their students. May contain commercial content.

Speakers
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Anne Marie Pfaender

Account Manager, Intelitek


Monday December 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:35pm
Isles

11:45am

#BrainBreaks: Using Improv to Inspire Creativity
Risk-taking and celebrating failure can be great ways to stimulate creativity in the classroom. During this very interactive session, we'll go through a series of improv activities designed to help students activate the creative side of their brain. Come prepared to move, think, and leave your inhibitions at the door.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Hooker

Carl Hooker

Director of Innovation & Digital Learning, Eanes ISD
Carl Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration since becoming an educator. As Director of Innovation & Digital Learning at Eanes ISD, he has helped spearhead the LEAP program, which put one-to-one iPads in the hands of all K-12 students in his 8000-student district. He is also the founder of “iPadpalooza”- a three-day “learning festival” held in Austin annually. He's also the author of the six-book... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:35pm
Nicollet B/C

11:45am

Creating a Passionate Literacy Community
We have the tools to help us be literacy teachers but how do we create passionate literacy environments? This workshop or keynote focuses on all the extra things we can implement in our classrooms as we help students become invested and excited about our literacy communities. Whether we start small with choice and voice in the classroom, to creating global collaborative projects, passion is easy to re-ignite in literacy as long as you have the ideas and the trust in yourself to try them. Attendees will leave with a plethora of new strategies, and tips and tricks to infuse more passion into their literacy classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Pernille Ripp

Pernille Ripp

Creator of Global Read Aloud, Oregon Middle School
Teacher and Author – Oregon, WI Middle SchoolMass consumer of incredible books, Pernille Ripp, helps students discover their superpower as a former 5th grade teacher, but now 7th grade teacher in Oregon, Wisconsin. She opens up her educational practices and beliefs to the world on her blog www.pernillesripp.com and is also the creator of the Global Read Aloud Project, a global literacy initiative that since 2010 has connected more than... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:35pm
Nicollet D

11:45am

How To Set Your School on F.I.R.E.!
Dr. Buddy Berry will take you through his journey in reimagining Eminence Independent Schools to design a next generation "Dream School" rooted in personalized learning, and centered around innovation and creativity. The Eminence Independent school district has redesigned its instructional experience for K-12 students with its "Framework of Innovation for Reinventing Education" model using online, blended and competency-based education in their quest to be the "Disney World" of Schools.

Speakers
avatar for Buddy Berry

Buddy Berry

Superintendent, Eminence Schools


Monday December 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:35pm
Nicollet A

11:45am

Virtual Reality. What the heck is it? Where can I find it? How can I create it?
Explore Virtual Reality from the bottom to the top (pun intended). See what it is, why it works and what you need to get going. Learn the different types of VR and VR headsets available, then take a "heads" on look at some of the most impactful VR applications available and get an overview on how VR is making real world impacts now.

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Monday December 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:35pm
Lakeshore A

11:45am

* Grace in The Lion’s Den: A Technology Empowered Confrontation of Racism
Empower your students to use technology to deconstruct racism by using The Lion's Den, inspired by Princeton professor Ruha Benjamin. The apps create a multimodal learning experience where students express themselves through photography, academic conversation, poetry, and public speaking.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Charrier

Andy Charrier

Techonology Coordinator, Global Academy


Monday December 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:35pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

11:45am

Affecting Technology Policy in Education
Gain skills and insights that will affect technology policy in your school or district. Understand important concepts from formal policy analysis and demonstrate the application to change in classroom-, building-, and district-level technology policy, then tie to real world examples of successful (and unsuccessful) policy initiatives.

Speakers
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Peter Kirwin

Teacher, Benilde-St Margaret


Monday December 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:35pm
St. Croix

11:45am

Blending the Writer’s Workshop: Personalize, Motivate, Create!
Blend or Flip Your Writing Workshop by allowing students to control the time, place, path or pace of their own learning, plus explore ways to publish student work using online options and apps. This blended technology approach will help you gain more time to coach and conference with students, increase time for actual writing practice across all genres, and help prepare your learners to participate in the next generation of state assessments. BYOD.

Speakers
avatar for Joanna Van Raden

Joanna Van Raden

Independent Consultant, Independent Consultant
I am a blended learning enthusiast! I taught at the elementary level for 32 years and had the most exciting time of my career during the last few when I taught a 1:1 iPad class fully blending all subjects. I received the 2015 Michigan Association of Computer Using in Learning (MACUL) Outstanding Pre K-12 Teacher of the Year award. Follow me on Twitter @joannavrteaches #blendedwritersworkshop



Monday December 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:35pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A2

11:45am

BREAK FREE from unread emails: Empower your communications with Remind
Build effective communication with your students and their parents by using Remind. Remind is a free and effective communication tool that can help you broaden your reach, share information with your families, and empower everyone in your school to Succeed Together. _x000B_

Speakers
avatar for Dave Blanchard

Dave Blanchard

21st Century Skills & Modern Technology Teacher, Cambridge-Isanti Schools
I am a 21st Century Skills and Technology teacher in the wonderful Cambridge-Isanti School District. During my day job, I get to spark the minds of young leaners (k-5) and generate excitement about learning and the 4Cs! My nights are filled with grad school focusing on Instructional Design/Adult Learning and Technology Integration.I am very excited to have the opportunity to teach in a time where incredible technology is in the hands of young... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:35pm
Greenway D/E

11:45am

BreakoutEDU
Breakout EDU creates ultra-engaging learning games for people of all ages. Games (Breakouts) teach teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, and troubleshooting by presenting participants with challenges that ignite their natural drive to problem-solve. -BreakoutEDU. Games are aligned to different content areas as well as games for adult professional learning. Come experience a new learning environment and see if you have what it takes to BREAKOUT! Space is limited!

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Rexine

Kelly Rexine

K12 IT Specialist, EduTech
My name is Kelly Rexine and I currently work for EduTech. EduTech is a company affiliated with ITD and the State of North Dakota. My professional title is K-12 Information Technology Specialist. I work with educators around the state to help integrate technology into their current curriculum. I love learning about new ways that students can become more engaged in the classroom. Before my current position, I taught 3rd grade. I am always willing... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:35pm
Executive Boardroom

11:45am

Coding, Robotics, and Empathy in the Language Arts Classroom
Students learn to program robots to represent the personality, emotions, and struggles of characters in the literature that they read. Close readings of texts, theme, and multiple presentation aspects for characterization will be explored in relation to robotics and block coding. Learn how students can engage in experiences aimed at examining their emotional connection to both literature and technology through the use of robotics.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Teacher, Stillwater Public Schools #834
Currently teaching classes in English, Theater, and Video Production at Stillwater Junior High. Interests include board games, storytelling games, graphic novels, creativity research, cartooning, philosophy, and design.


Monday December 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:35pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A3

11:45am

Connect Your Students to eBooks & eResources in MackinVIA
Young people love being able to learn through creative, collaborative, and fun projects. Learn how to use eBooks and eResources within MackinVIA to enhance and support these projects. During this presentation, you will be introduced to several projects that you can take back to your classroom or library. Discover Web 2.0 tools and online resources with step by step directions on how to recreate them for your students.

Speakers
avatar for Mackin

Mackin

Director of Digital Services, Mackin
Mackin provides books and educational materials for schools and libraries world-wide. Our catalog includes over 18,000 publishers with print books, eBooks, online educational databases, audiobooks, video resources and more. MackinVIA is our FREE, award-winning, digital content management system and provides access to all your digital content in one place.
avatar for Shannon Miller

Shannon Miller

Teacher & Librarian Speaker and Consultant
Shannon, a mom of three wonderful children, is a teacher librarian and technology integration specialist. She is an educational consultant for Mackin Educational Resources and Cantata Learning, and Executive Director of Library & Educational Services for Biblionasium. She is also the Skype Education Ambassador and Mackin's TYSL Spokesperson. | | Shannon speaks and consults around the country and world on education, librarianship, technology... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:35pm
Nokomis

11:45am

ConnectED Learning for Minnesota Educators
Discover ways to drive your own professional development by connecting with other like-minded colleagues around the globe via Minnesota ConnectED, Education Minnesota's online platform for professional growth. Organize your own learning through effective use of professional social media, video conferencing, and other innovative digital learning experiences. Find out how to integrate connected learning into your own classroom, by participating in online communities of practice. BYOD.

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Monday December 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:35pm
Greenway H/I

11:45am

CoSN: Moving From Privacy to Trust
Data privacy is a growing priority for school boards and parents. There is a lack of trust around use of student data to improve learning. Hear how school districts are reframing this conversation and what is your roles as the technology leader? Learn about the new, voluntary Trusted Learning Environment seal from CoSN https://trustedlearning.org, and a suite of resources available for district leaders on privacy. www.cosn.org/privacy

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 for K-12 school system technology leaders in North America. CoSN’s mission is to empower educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning environments. In 2008, Keith was selected by eSchool News as one of ten people who have had a profound impact on educational technology over the last decade. He... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:35pm
Northstar Ballroom B

11:45am

CS First: Empowering Students with Computer Science
Give students superpowers by teaching them the basics of computer science! Google's CS First program is a free kit from Google which gets kids started on Scratch with block programming. In this session, we'll walk through the basics of CS First, and fly through sample club session with "Adventure on the High Seas."

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avatar for Rachel Pierson

Rachel Pierson

STEM Teacher, Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Elementary
Technology Integration | STEM | Makerspaces | Procrastination and Perfectionism


Monday December 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:35pm
Greenway B/C

11:45am

Google Classroom Goodies
Catch the "Top 10" reasons teachers and students can benefit by using Google Classroom. Learn how to set up and use the basic functions of Google Classroom with your students, along with a few "classroom hacks" of features new to Classroom, and great ideas for using Classroom.

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Andrea Johnson

Teacher, West Central School District


Monday December 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:35pm
Great Lakes Ballroom B

11:45am

Grand Challenge Design
See how students can manage a semi-virtual city for an entire school year. Students are given autonomy to manage their virtual citizens, but the challenges of having clean water, efficient transportation, and power for their residents and businesses requires significant collaboration with each other and experts in the community. This session will share the experiences of students navigating this complex series of challenges and invite you to start a similar course at your school.

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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 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:35pm
Lakeshore B

11:45am

Innovation Software Simulation
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join Eric Schneider from Minnetonka Public Schools and the team from United Health/Optum as they engage you in an Innovation Design Sprint where the Spigit crowd-sourcing software will be featured. Join this simulation and see how to engage your crowd with this powerful software, fully deployed by the team of experts at Optum! Bring your own device, and get ready for a deep dive into crowd-based innovation.

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avatar for Eric Schneider

Eric Schneider

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Minnetonka Public Schools
As the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction in Minnetonka Public Schools, I lead innovation across the district as well as oversee ongoing development of the academic program. I am fortunate to work with a great T&L team and a very courageous group of principals and teacher-leaders in Minnetonka. I started in education as an English teacher at Patrick Henry in Minneapolis, an assistant principal at Washburn HS, and then was the principal of... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:35pm
Harriet

11:45am

Integrating 3D Printing in a STEAM Project-Based Learning Environment
Purposefully integrate a 3-D printer into the classroom curriculum. This session will demonstrate and explain how to successfully and seamlessly integrate a 3-D printer into a STEAM project-based learning environment. You will leave the session with resources to integrate a 3-D printer into your curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Kurt Becker

Kurt Becker

Cuyuna Range Elementary Principal, Cuyuna Range Elementary
I am in my fourth year as the principal of Cuyuna Range Elementary School in Crosby, MN. I spent fifteen years as an elementary classroom teacher and five years as a director of curriculum and assessment prior to joining the CRES team. I am driven by the belief that students deserve much more from their schools than they have received during the state-mandated standardized-test era. A renewed focus on skills in areas such as technology is the key... Read More →
avatar for Allison Larsen

Allison Larsen

Technology & Innovation Teacher, Crosby-Ironton Schools ISD 182
I am a K-6 Technology & Innovation Teacher who is passionate about integrating STEAM concepts into education to revolutionalize our students' learning. @Teach_Innovate


Monday December 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:35pm
Great Lakes Ballroom C

11:45am

iPad Photo Club: Build Your Students' Voices Through Photography
Take learning outside the classroom by offering a photo club. This session will highlight fifth graders taking part in the photo club during recess, one time per week using iPads, but the idea can easily be adopted for other grade levels and meeting either before or after school.

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avatar for Donna Ohlgren

Donna Ohlgren

Library Media Specialist, Rush Creek Elementary
Library Media Specialist at Osseo Area Schools


Monday December 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:35pm
Poster Table 2

11:45am

Lightning Fast Chromebook Distribution
Last year, White Bear Lake Area Schools handed out 290 Chromebooks in 27 minutes using Google Forms and several Add-ons. This year, we handed out 1,100 in 90 minutes to two grade levels! One grade level received new Chromebooks while the other received the same exact device they had last year. See how we did it and our strategy on how we plan to do even better next Fall!_x000B_

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avatar for Steve Asper

Steve Asper

Technology Support Manager, White Bear Lake Area Schools
I work with all things Google; Apps, Chromebooks, Android tablets. I like working with teachers and students to discover new tools and ways to personalize learning for students.


Monday December 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:35pm
Poster Table 6

11:45am

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: Using Video in the Classroom
Bring video into your classroom on multiple levels. Learn how to use the extension Screencastify and then editing with YouTube video editor. This is a great teacher tool for flipping your classroom, leaving substitute teacher notes, and having kids share what they've learned.

Speakers
avatar for Dean Dahl

Dean Dahl

6th Grade Teacher, Edina Public Schools
Dean’s a 6th grade teacher at South View Middle School in Edina, MN. He teaches Science and Middle School Support (an elementary to middle school transition course). Dean teaches in a 1:1 "Bring Your Own Device" environment, with most being Chromebooks. He is a Google Educator and Google Certified Innovator. His classroom is in year 4 of being fully digitized. Let's "Share The Learning"!
avatar for Meghan Haselbauer

Meghan Haselbauer

Digital Learning Specialist, Elementary, Edina Public Schools
Come talk to me about how much technology has changed and helped your teaching practice to make things amazing for your students. | | Also come see me about growing hops. We have lots of them.


Monday December 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:35pm
Greenway J

11:45am

Living the Suite Life!
Create and design a digital age learning space with all grade level students are in one room with multiple classroom teachers, in an open space design which includes flexible furniture. Come learn about the set-up, journey of the implementation, and technology integration has has made this very successful at Sumner Elementary.

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Jessica Brandt

Teacher, Austin Public Schools - Sumner Elementary
avatar for Tina Henely

Tina Henely

Technology Integrationist, Austin Public Schools - Sumner Elementary


Monday December 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:35pm
Greenway A

11:45am

One World School
What impact does the world have on your students social interactions, views or empathy? why you as a teacher would want to bring the world into your classroom, what you need, and how to do it. Learn how to get started on the journey to becoming a One World School.

Speakers
avatar for Tami Moehring

Tami Moehring

Content Provider Liason, Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration
Tami Moehring is currently the Content Provider Liaison at the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) where she provides support, training and mentoring to over 150 Content Providers on CILC. Before coming to CILC she spent 9 years in Museum Education working at the Minnesota Historical Society (MHS). Tami was part of the creative team that launched MHS's Interactive Video Conferencing Educational Program History Live!. As... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:35pm
Lakeshore C

11:45am

Ripping Off the Band-Aid: Guiding Change of Student Information & Learning Management Systems
Join Certified Educational Technology Leaders, Steve Buettner & Michael Walker as they share their experience selecting and implementing both a new Student Information System and Learning Management System in the same year! Learn about what worked well and what would be completed differently next time.

Speakers
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Michael Walker

Secondary Digital Learning Specialist, Edina Public Schools


Monday December 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:35pm
Regency

11:45am

Smart AMP
Dive into and experience the wonders of SMART Amp. SMART amp brings the whole class, groups of students or individuals together in a shared space to work on projects, add multimedia content and instant message while tracking contributions from each student. You will explore SMART Amp in order to walk away with something you take back to your class immediately. May contain commercial content.

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Anthony Hansen

Teacher, Fridley Public Schools


Monday December 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:35pm
Greenway F/G

11:45am

TED Talks In Elementary Education: Student Voice and Leadership
Utilize TED Talks to build students' leadership skills. Utilize genius hour as an opportunity for students to do public speaking simply centered around genius and passion. Students will craft their own writing and elevate their own voice throughout the course of the school year.

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avatar for Kimberly Horst

Kimberly Horst

Middle School Math & 1-6 Technology Education, Legacy Christian Academy
Engaging learners is exciting! I continue to do this through room design as well as through Geniushour. I look forward to meeting you and learning about how you engage learners!


Monday December 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:35pm
Poster Table 4

11:45am

Tips and Tricks for iPad and Mac
Learn some tips and tricks to get the most out of your iPad or Mac for both personal productivity and for teaching and learning.

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Monday December 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:35pm
Skyway

11:45am

Upgrading the Learning Journal to the Digital Age
Move beyond the notebook to share a story or document the learning process in a simple digital format using the Numbers App. You will engage with and learn about this great content authoring tool by creating your own story in Numbers.

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BE

Barb Erickson

Staff Development, Osseo Area Schools


Monday December 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:35pm
Poster Table 5

11:45am

Using ChatterPix to Capture Your Students Learning
Differentiate with Chatterbix to capture your students' learning.This FREE iPad app can be used for assessments, research papers or opinion pieces. This app will enhance the standards you are currently addressing in your classroom.

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avatar for Ashlie Jacobs

Ashlie Jacobs

Intergrationists/ Computer Teacher, West Central School District
I have been a 3-5th computer teacher and technology integrationist in the West Central School District in South Dakota. I love bring technology into all aspects of the school.
avatar for Sarah Weber

Sarah Weber

Differentiation Instruction Coach, West Central School District



Monday December 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:35pm
Poster Table 3

11:45am

Using Scrum and Agile Software to Help Give Your Students a Voice
Help your students share their passions using Scrum and Agile Software. By scaffolding, these digital tools may be used with the younger elementary aged students. This session will feature an example of an after school Technology Club for students in second through fourth grade.

Speakers
avatar for Nichole Miller

Nichole Miller

Technical Professional, ISD 197 - West St. Paul, Mendota Heights, Eagan
Nichole Miller has received her M. Ed. in Learning Technologies from the University of Minnesota after spending time in the corporate world supporting technology. She has been directly involved in education for the past 4 years in various capacities.


Monday December 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:35pm
Poster Table 1

11:45am

Digital Diner @ The TIES Playground: Student Tech Teams
Student tech teams leverage the power of student knowledge and enthusiasm to support technology in their schools. From help desks, to rollouts, to repairs, student tech teams are helping teachers and students use technology, while giving participants valuable leadership and service experience. Come meet student tech-team participants (from elementary to high school) and their leaders during this session of the playground.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Fay

Amanda Fay

Technology Integration Specialist
Tech Integration Specialist, Forever English Teacher, Google Certified Trainer, EdTech Nerd, Track Coach, Foodie, Innovator, Reader, Writer, Lifelong Learner
avatar for Andy Leiser

Andy Leiser

Elementary Integration Specialist, ISD200: Hastings Public Schools
I laugh. I learn. I teach. I play. | A father, a husband, a teacher, and a tech enthusiast. | Focus on the guaranteed positives rather than the off-chance negatives. | Creator of the #WklyEdTag by @ISD200IS, a Jimmy Fallon inspired LIVE broadcast that features educators sharing the story of education on Twitter. #ShareYourStory - who better to showcase all that is great in public education than the teachers and students living it every day.
avatar for Cara Skoglund

Cara Skoglund

Technology Specialist, Pinewood Community School Independent School District 196


Monday December 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:50pm
Northwoods

11:45am

Getting Hyped for Learning with HyperDocs!
Engage your students by learning the basics of Multimedia Text Sets and HyperDocs! Transform your classroom from teacher-centered to student-centered by engaging students with a collaborative, inquiry based, interactive Google Doc. BYOD so you can create one to use in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Herder

Susan Herder

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Mounds View Public Schools
Susan is the Instructional Technology Coordinator for Mounds View Public Schools. A former middle school science teacher, she supports the integration of classroom sets of Chromebooks at all levels and provides support to the professional learning communities around this initiative. She is a Google for Education Certified Innovator and Google for Education Certified Trainer, bringing this experience to her trainings and professional... Read More →
avatar for Carla Staffa

Carla Staffa

Co-Director of Digital Learning, American School of Warsaw
I love to learn about Educational Technology in every facet offered. I keep myself busy by diving into all things Google - as they keep changing - and have transformed the world of Education. I am a former trainer for Apple, a consultant for TED-Ed and a recovering secondary social studies teacher. I enjoy walking along side the tentative technology adopters as they gain comfort with their learning and pushing the high fliers out there towards... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 11:45am - 1:15pm
Minnehaha

11:45am

Getting Started with ArcGIS Online
Get started with one of the most powerful GIS software programs for creating maps, analyzing geographic data, and presenting findings in several professional formats. After creating your own ArcGIS account you will learn how to make a map, add data and prepare a basic presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Shana Crosson

Shana Crosson

Education Technologist, Minnesota Historical Society
I am passionate about how museums and schools can work together to create learning experiences that reach students with all learning styles.
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Jim Hanson

Gifted Talented Middle School Coordinator, Bloomington Public Schools


Monday December 12, 2016 11:45am - 1:15pm
Minnetonka

11:45am

More Tools for Your Flipping Toolbox
Come explore the latest online tools - Nearpod, the new Quiz option for Google Forms, Zaption, Socrative, and Screencastify.These tools are perfect for sharing lessons, differentiating, and creating content that is meaningful and relevant to their unique classroom situations. BYOD for hands-on learning!

Speakers
avatar for Dihanna Fedder

Dihanna Fedder

District Technology Integrationist, Pine City Public Schools
Dihanna is a mother of two sons and one four-legged genius. She taught Spanish for 26 years and holds a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on technology from the University of Minnesota. Dihanna is currently the High School Media Specialist and District Technology Integrationist at Pine City High School, Co-Junior Class Advisor, Senior Class Advisor and Homecoming Advisor. Pine City Public Schools has a 1:1 iPad Initiative for... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 11:45am - 1:15pm
Lake Superior B

11:45am

Personalized, Self-Paced Learning with Schoology
Start personalizing learning by using Schoology. Join us to experience a detailed, purposeful, and connected workshop that will enable you to offer learning anywhere, anytime. You will see effective and efficient course design, content mastery, and self-paced learning options. BYOD to follow along with our highly engaging Schoology course that you will use with your students.

Speakers
avatar for Cory Klinge

Cory Klinge

Instructional Excellence Coordinator, Eden Prairie Schools
Cory Klinge has 15 years of education and technology experience. He is an Instructional Excellence Coordinator for Eden Prairie Schools in Eden Prairie, MN. Cory earned his Masters of Arts in Education at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. He is an adjunct instructor at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls and University of Wisconsin - Stout. A former American & World History teacher, Cory is now a Google Certified Trainer, a Google... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 11:45am - 1:15pm
Lake Superior A

11:45am

Turning Consumers into Creators with WeVideo
Understand the importance of using video in the classroom, and more importantly, learn the editing features of WeVideo to create a simple project for your classroom. You will have hands-on time to produce your very own video by using WeVideo, so make sure to BYOD.

Speakers
avatar for Sue Simonson

Sue Simonson

Business Education Teacher, Mound Westonka High School
I have been teaching in the Westonka School District for 12 years. In 2014, I returned to classroom after serving for three years as the district Technology Integrationist. I am part of a team of nine other teachers in our district's Technology Integration Leadership Team. I attended the Google Teacher Academy in Chicago in July of 2013 to become a Google Certified Teacher/Innovator! The Westonka School District is 1:1 with Chromebooks in... Read More →
avatar for Kristin Wallace

Kristin Wallace

Secondary Technology Integrationist, Westonka Public Schools
I am a Technology Integrationist in the Westonka Public Schools. My mission is to engage, enhance and empower learners through our 1:1 Chromebook initiative. My main focus is to find ways technology can personalize learning and enhance skills. As an English teacher with 23 years of experience, I have a passion for storytelling. For the past five years, I have been actively integrating technology into my personal live and classroom. I document... Read More →



Monday December 12, 2016 11:45am - 1:15pm
Calhoun

12:50pm

Deepen Learning with Digital Portfolios
iDigital portfolios are a powerful way to present a student’s entire story. See real examples of students using their Bulbapp, digital portfolio to construct knowledge in meaningful ways. Witness the deepened learning, strengthened digital citizenship and greater creative communication skills that develop when students create for an audience beyond their classroom peers. You’ll leave with applicable lesson ideas and reflective prompts. May contain commercial content.

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Monday December 12, 2016 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Isles

12:50pm

Learning Object Repository: Shared Digital Resources
The SAFARI Montage Learning Object Repository (LOR) provides a place for teachers, students and administrators to store, search, access and share curated and created digital resources used individually or district-wide in teaching and learning. Explore the features and benefits of LOR and how it can help your classroom be more interactive and engaging. May contain commercial content.

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Dave Grzeskowiak

Central Region Account Executive, Safari Montage


Monday December 12, 2016 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Cedar

12:50pm

Crafting Questions That Drive Projects
Projects motivate students through authentic use of technology while facilitating active learning, critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity. Examine these concepts through a showcase of inspiring projects that each begin with a driving question. However, writing effective driving questions that are irresistible to students and don't sound like test questions is challenging. Explore strategies for refining driving questions that lead to student-focused inquiry.

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avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Consultant, Learning in Hand
Tony Vincent started teaching fifth grade in Omaha, Nebraska seventeen years ago when it wasn’t so easy to publish online. Knowing that students were motivated to see their work on the Web, Tony first had students write their book reviews on Amazon.com. Later his students spent each school year adding to their classroom site, Planet 5th. They published writing, photos, journals, art, videos, and more. Planet 5th became so popular that it... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Nicollet A

12:50pm

Creating Design Thinking Mindsets: Insight, Innovation, and Impact
Imagine a future where students no longer go to school simply to learn traditional skills in traditional classrooms to pass a test or move to the next grade. Instead, imagine reframing school so all experiences must be about curiosity, collaborative, multidisciplinary, immersive, position adults as mentors and partners, use human-centered and systems-thinking methods, be agile in using space and place, hackable and adaptable, and make a positive impact on the world. Explore how educators can utilize design thinking to craft a new vision for what it means for young people to go to school and make an difference in the world.

Speakers
avatar for Christian Long

Christian Long

Founding Partner, Designer, Educator, WONDER, By Design
A much older version of Christian Long – many years into the future – can be found in semi-retirement at a tree-covered summer camp where he’ll continue to marvel first-hand at the shared joy of children and adults alike. Prior to that imagined professional shift, he feels blessed to spend his days as a merger between ‘papa’, educator, designer, school planner, plausible futures dabbler, and an unapologetic advocate for wonder and... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Harriet

12:50pm

Designing The School Of The Future . . . Today!
This session will focus on how to implement a "best practice" approach to teaching through "next practice" systems. Highlights will include how to use technology to drive student engagement, blended classrooms, prescribed learning, student collaboration, critical thinking, and much more. Dr. Berry will be assisted by his children in driving home what it looks like through the first hand perspective of a student.

Speakers
avatar for Buddy Berry

Buddy Berry

Superintendent, Eminence Schools


Monday December 12, 2016 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Nicollet B/C

12:50pm

Global Collaboration to Fit Your Needs
We discuss the need for global collaboration and are excited when others do it, but how do we bring it into our own environments? Global collaboration isn’t meant to make more work for you but rather to engage students and educators in a more authentic manner in pre-existing learning. Come to find ways to connect global learning and connections into what you are already doing, without the need for a 1:1 or crazy amounts of technology.

Speakers
avatar for Pernille Ripp

Pernille Ripp

Creator of Global Read Aloud, Oregon Middle School
Teacher and Author – Oregon, WI Middle SchoolMass consumer of incredible books, Pernille Ripp, helps students discover their superpower as a former 5th grade teacher, but now 7th grade teacher in Oregon, Wisconsin. She opens up her educational practices and beliefs to the world on her blog www.pernillesripp.com and is also the creator of the Global Read Aloud Project, a global literacy initiative that since 2010 has connected more than... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Nicollet D

12:50pm

Sync your Student Information System with Google Classroom
Google Classroom's adoption model works for some but not all, leading students and parents to an incoherent patchwork experience of a school's technology vision. What if teacher Classroom classes and rosters were simply set up for you? What if your tech trainers could hit the ground running and with all cylinders firing? Explore a soup to nuts technical demonstration of Little SIS for Classroom which aims to take district Classroom adoption from good to great by synchronizing SIS data to Google Classroom classes and rosters.

Speakers
AS

Andrew Stillman

Chief Product Officer


Monday December 12, 2016 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Northstar Ballroom B

12:50pm

A Successful Collaboration Story: Media Center + Engineering
Discover how an unlikely partnership built a collaboration opportunity that benefited everyone involved! Come and learn about what made this special (and innovative) relationship work and why it will work for your school.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Berndt

Tim Berndt

Teacher, Edina Public Schools
avatar for Sara Swenson

Sara Swenson

Media Specialist, Edina Public Schools
Sara Swenson's first library love was the children's room of the Carnegie built Stillwater Public Library. As the librarian/media specialist at Edina High School she endeavors to share her passion for reading with students (read anytime, anywhere and anything!) and also teach them to be smart researchers. Sara is a national board certified teacher. Each fall she presents at "Booked for the Evening," a review of the best books for the year... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A2

12:50pm

Apps for Content Integration for Elementary Classrooms
Explore Apps for Content Integration to engage students in personalized learning, expand their creativity and ensure equitable achievement for all students through digital learning. Come explore a variety of apps and engage in possible applications for various content areas.

Speakers
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UYEN SANDERS SANDERS

STAFF DEVELOPMENT, Osseo Area Schools
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Laura Wagenman

Staff Development Assessment Specialist, Osseo Area Schools


Monday December 12, 2016 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 5

12:50pm

Assessments Made Easy through Seesaw
Build report card assessments using Seesaw. See "real" examples on how assessments can be shared with students.

Speakers
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Sara Connell

Kindergarten Teacher, ISD 720


Monday December 12, 2016 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 1

12:50pm

Connected Educator Toolkit
Discover how a handful of edTech tools can increase effective communication, enhance digital footprints for yourself/school/district, and share the story of modern education.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Leiser

Andy Leiser

Elementary Integration Specialist, ISD200: Hastings Public Schools
I laugh. I learn. I teach. I play. | A father, a husband, a teacher, and a tech enthusiast. | Focus on the guaranteed positives rather than the off-chance negatives. | Creator of the #WklyEdTag by @ISD200IS, a Jimmy Fallon inspired LIVE broadcast that features educators sharing the story of education on Twitter. #ShareYourStory - who better to showcase all that is great in public education than the teachers and students living it every day.


Monday December 12, 2016 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Greenway D/E

12:50pm

Create a Positive Digital Culture with your 1 to 1 Program
A positive digital culture in the age of one to one programs is extremely important to gain buy in from staff and encourage highly motivated students. We have implemented electronic hall passes, PBIS incentives, and self-paced lessons to promote and maintain a positive digital culture for both students and staff that fully harnesses the possibilities of devices in the classroom for enhanced learning.

Speakers
avatar for Becky Jacobson

Becky Jacobson

Science Teacher, Digital Learning Coach, Hopkins Public Schools


Monday December 12, 2016 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Great Lakes Ballroom C

12:50pm

Don't Shy Away from Greatness
Brand your school! Follow a step by step process of taking your school/district's mission and vision to brand your school and directly impact student learning. Effective branding can positively influence teacher behaviors, change mindsets, and create positive perception from the entire school community.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Proud

Nick Proud

Principal, Iowa City Community School District
Nick Proud (@Nick_Proud) is the principal at Garner Elementary in North Liberty, IA. Garner proudly serves over 625 students in a K-6 building. Nick has presented nationally at the NAESP Conference 2016 along with many other regional and local conferences and seminars. Nick was recently honored as the ITEC (Iowa Tech and Education Connection) Administrator of the Year. Nick firmly believes that "Every Kid, Every Day Deserves the... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Greenway A

12:50pm

Engaging Learners Through Fung Shui Design Elements In The Classroom
Transform your classroom by using Fung Shui design methods. You will be shown how to create a positive energy space for you students. Your new design will promote learning, creativity and even support student health.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Horst

Kimberly Horst

Middle School Math & 1-6 Technology Education, Legacy Christian Academy
Engaging learners is exciting! I continue to do this through room design as well as through Geniushour. I look forward to meeting you and learning about how you engage learners!


Monday December 12, 2016 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 4

12:50pm

Exploring Open Educational Resources
Adapt popular technology resources to engage students in meaningful technology activities in the elementary classroom. Find easy ways to use the resources given to seamlessly implement technology into your classroom on a daily basis. to provide more engaging, effective, efficient and differentiated instruction. Leave with great resources that are adaptable and ready to use immediately with your students.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Cox

Ryan Cox

Director of Instructional Technology, Becker Public Schools
I am currently the Director of Instructional Technology for Becker Public Schools. We are involved in an expanding iPad 1:1 initiative in Grades K-12. Our High School and Middle School have been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program. I believe very strongly in leveraging resources to support self-directed learning to communicate, create, collaborate, and think critically.



Monday December 12, 2016 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Regency

12:50pm

Fraction Compositions: Music, Technology, and Math Integration
Make learning fractions fun! Show your students how fractions are related to musical notes and they will be able to create their very own musical composition in the process. The focus will be on the math standards for grades 3- 5 in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Draayer

Stephanie Draayer

Technology Integration Specialist, Palmer Lake Elemenrary - Osseo Area Schools
I am a first year tech integration specialist, working on my masters in strategic communications management. I spent my first two years as a classroom teacher in Saint Paul, working with the Digital Works grant by engaging the common core through digital media.


Monday December 12, 2016 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Greenway J

12:50pm

Free and Simple Formative Assessment Tools
Explore technology based tools to use for formative assessment starting with the simplest, most basic tool and work up to tools with a bit more capability and reporting. All of these tools are device agnostic, they will function on a computer, tablet, smartphone or any device with WIFI connection. BYOD!

Speakers
avatar for Tammi Wilkins

Tammi Wilkins

Innovation Coordinator, ISD 709 Duluth Public Schools


Monday December 12, 2016 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Great Lakes Ballroom B

12:50pm

Gamification of Staff Development for New Initiatives
Utilize the power of Google Classroom to create Personalized Learning opportunities for your students. This session is best if you have a working knowledge of Google Classroom and want to take it to the next level! We will demonstrate how to create a Template Class to share with other teachers and will also explore new updates added to Classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Chuck Nelson

Chuck Nelson

Digital Learning Coach/Manager, Eastern Carver County Schools
I has been working at Eastern Carver County since the fall of 1999. I have served as a Teacher (Math, Computer, & Video), Coach (Wrestling and Football), and now as a Digital Learning Coach and Digital Project Manager for Eastern Carver County Schools. I graduated with a BA in Math and a minor in computer science from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN in 1998. I received his masters in education from the University of St. Mary's in Winona MN... Read More →
avatar for Jason Pelowski

Jason Pelowski

Digital Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools - Chaska High School
I have been working at Chaska High School since the Fall of 1997. I haved served as a Teacher (Math, Computer & Video), Coach (Boy's Basketball), Instructional Technology Coordinator, and now as a Digital Learning Coach and Digital Project Manager for Eastern Carver County Schools. I graduated with a BS in Math from St. Cloud State University in 1997, received my masters in education from Saint Mary's University in 2000 and received my... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Lakeshore A

12:50pm

Inquiry & Student Surveys: Lessons From the Fireswamp
Enhance the Inquiry Process by working with your students to conduct surverys. Learn the three things you need to do when gathering data from human subjects.

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Michael Walker

Secondary Digital Learning Specialist, Edina Public Schools


Monday December 12, 2016 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Greenway B/C

12:50pm

Integrate STEM and PBL into Your Daily Teaching
Transform and enhance student learning by developing a STEAM Maker Campus. By using this model, teachers can integrate PBL and STEAM into their daily teaching. A variety of tools, lessons, and hands-on experiences will be shared to allow you to see all aspects of our maker campus.

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Stacy Busta

Classroom Teacher, Breckenridge Elementary School


Monday December 12, 2016 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 3

12:50pm

Jumpstart 1:1 Instruction with Exploros
Looking for the right 1:1 curriculum? Exploros is a free online platform with easy-to-use ‘learning experiences.’ You will see the Exploros platform and be introduced to free resources in the Exploros Exchange, including Digital Citizenship lessons from Common Sense Media and 5th grade American History lessons developed by MPCC (Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum).

Speakers
avatar for Dawn Nelson

Dawn Nelson

Library Media Specialist, Oak View Elementary School, Osseo Area Schools
Dawn Nelson, Instructional Media and Technology Coordinator with Osseo Area Schools, works with 25 school librarians and 2 technology integration specialists supporting a BYOD program and preparing for a 1:1 rollout of iPads to 1800 teachers and 5000 students. Her passion for technology, books, libraries, and learning is a perfect fit with today’s school libraries. Dawn has worked in both elementary and secondary schools. She is a... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Nokomis

12:50pm

Leading Initiatives with Technology and Executing Change
Find practical steps and ideas to execute your vision for an initiative in your classroom, school or district In the past three years we have implemented a BYOD environment, then produced a 1-1 iPad initiative. Instructionally, we have implemented a school-wide Genius Hour and a personalized learning pilot at the elementary and middle school level.

Speakers
avatar for Darren Ellwein

Darren Ellwein

Principal, Harrisburg School District
I am an administrator of a growing district in Harrisburg, SD. Recently, I received NASSP's Digital Principal of the Year for 2017. Social Media has enhanced my passion for learning, and I want to give others the same passion for education. There is immense power in connecting the dots and expanding your PLN with anyone in the world!
avatar for Travis Lape

Travis Lape

Assistant Principal, Harrisburg School District
Travis Lape is an Assistant Principal in the Harrisburg School District. He is constantly pushing the newest tools to support creativity and innovation in the classrooms. He is passionate about makerspaces, personalized learning, and helping teachers become connected educators. He believes we must change the factory style learning system and empower our students to take a hold of their learning. | | Travis co-hosted a podcast with Laura... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Lakeshore B

12:50pm

Providing Authentic Experiences: STEAM Integrated Physics
Students need authentic experiences to realize that Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) are key factors into increasing global collaboration, creative communication, computational thinking, knowledge construction, and innovative design skills. Join this session to hear about curriculum creation and implementation, personalization teaching strategies, and student impact.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Morinville

Sarah Morinville

Teacher, Mound Westonka High School
I am excited to be in my 11th year as an educator. From my beginnings in Duluth, Minnesota, my love for Science has grown. I earned my degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth. I earned my Master's from Saint Mary's University and earned my Physics license from Hamline University. I continue to take classes to re-energize my love for Science by learning new information. Implementing newly learned ideas in Chemistry and Physics, helps to... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Lakeshore C

12:50pm

Saving September with Flexible Learning Days at ERHS
Initiate a Flexible Learning Day! By rolling out 1:1 Chromebooks and creating a blended learning schedule where students attend school on an A/B cycle (A--Face to face, B--Virtual at home). Come and hear how Elk River High School developed this plan. This plan is transferable to help you solve other scheduling needs at your school.

Speakers
avatar for Troy Anderson

Troy Anderson

Asst Dir Instructional Technology, ISD 728
avatar for Paul Beckermann

Paul Beckermann

Digital Learning Specialist, ISD 728 Elk River Area Schools


Monday December 12, 2016 12:50pm - 1:40pm
St. Croix

12:50pm

SMART Notebook 16: Empowering Student Learning

Empower student learning by integrating a wide variety of SMART Notebook features across the K-12 curriculum such as: SMART lab, Monster Quiz, HTML5 widgets, Image Web Search, YouTube Search, SMART Response 2, GeoGebra, and Ink Editing Gestures. Learn how recent changes in the software impact Flash-based content and SMART Response assessments along with some strategies for moving forward.

Speakers
avatar for Geri Feiock

Geri Feiock

Learning & Technology Integrationist, District 196 Rosemount - Apple Valley - Eagan
Geri brings her experiences as a Google for Education Certified Innovator & Trainer, SMART Certified Education Trainer, SMART Exemplary Educator, and former high school math teacher to each of her presentations. She provides ongoing training and support to K-12 teachers and staff and is actively involved in the global Google and SMART communities. You’re certain to leave her sessions with your own "takeaways" to start using right away!


Monday December 12, 2016 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Greenway F/G

12:50pm

Sphero: Gutter Edition
Build engagement with your students by programming Sphero! Come learn how to make Sphero follow your commands!

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Monday December 12, 2016 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 6

12:50pm

Technology Tools that Build Community
Building community is key to creating a classroom of engaged learners. Learn how to use Class Dojo, GoNoodle and Remind to build and sustain community in our classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Jodi Burling

Jodi Burling

Tech Integration Specialist, Princeton Public Schools
I am a lifelong learner who is passionate about helping teachers and students in all areas of education. After 12 years of classroom teaching at the intermediate level, I've moved into the Tech Integration Specialist role in our district. Currently I am an ambassador to GoNoodle and ClassDojo. Currently a Google Level 1 Certified Educator with dreams of becoming a certified innovator. Creating, Collaborating, Communicating and Creating are my... Read More →



Monday December 12, 2016 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A3

12:50pm

Think, Learn, Do - Teaching Global Competence in the Elementary Classroom
Inspire your students by connecting them with the world by using technology and literature. Ideas and examples shared in this presentation ask students and teachers to THINK about the world in which we live, LEARN more about how we can connect globally and take part in global projects (DO).

Speakers
avatar for Kristy Ardinger

Kristy Ardinger

4th Grade Teacher, Edina Public School
I am currently a 4th grade teacher in the Edina Public School district. I love learning about new technologies and experimenting with how I can use these tools in my classroom. I am a Google Certified Teacher and have been a Integration and Technology Specialist in the Edina School district. In my spare time I love spending time outdoors running, camping and hiking.


Monday December 12, 2016 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Greenway H/I

12:50pm

What's new for iOS iPad - Education IT
Learn about the new updates including new management features of iOS 9.3 and iOS 10, Apple School Manager, and Apple Classroom.

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Monday December 12, 2016 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Skyway

12:50pm

What are the Benefits of National Honor Society and Student Council for Your Students?
The Minnesota Association of Student Councils (MASC) and the Minnesota Association of Honor Societies (MAHS) are student leadership organizations. We are affiliated with the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP) as the Division of Student Activities. Both groups are designed for secondary students to gain leadership, social skills and to recognize/encourage their academic achievements. This is a Q&A session with Natalie Kenneally and Doug Erickson is for Superintendents and Principals to get more information to encourage their students to be apart of two great organizations. 


Monday December 12, 2016 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 2

1:30pm

Digital Diner @ The TIES Playground: Makerspace
There is a movement in education called “the maker movement” that is designed around the idea of engaging students with critical thinking and creativity through designing and making things. Schools around the country are incorporating makerspaces in school library media centers and other flexible learning areas. From simple non-tech items like play-doh and yarn, to high-tech items like 3D printers and micro-controllers, makerspaces can be built anywhere. Stop by and play in a makerspace while talking with educators helping to move the maker movement forward.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Legatt

Jen Legatt

Library Media Specialist, Hopkins North Junior High
Jen Legatt is a media specialist and tech integrationist who is energized by engaging learners in meaningful, authentic ways. Envisioning how to expand learning experiences out of the walls and bells of traditional classrooms. Mom of two readers.
avatar for Donna Ohlgren

Donna Ohlgren

Library Media Specialist, Rush Creek Elementary
Library Media Specialist at Osseo Area Schools
avatar for Matt Schneider

Matt Schneider

I love the news. I Love linguistics. I am bad at keeping contact with people.


Monday December 12, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Northwoods

1:55pm

Meet the New ISTE Standards for Students!
Organic. From the field. Expert informed. Human. Aspirational. Those are some of the words that apply to the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students. The standards are about people living in a digital world and about amplifying learning. Come to this session to learn how to make the most of the new Standards!

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Conzemius

Laurie Conzemius

Ed Tech Consultant, Laurie Conzemius LLC
I love discussing the tools, resources, and technologies that can improve teaching and learning. I feel fortunate to represent Minnesota educators as an ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) board member. Ask me about our resources - and join me at the premier international technology gathering in San Antonio in June 2017!
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Jan Zanetis

Managing Director, Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration


Monday December 12, 2016 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Poster Table 4

1:55pm

Teaching the Startup Mentality
Bring your students into the future! Success is now best recognized in entrepreneurs who disregard the status quo and the existing set of aging, linear career paths. Desktop 3D printing fosters exactly the style of thinking that makes these entrepreneurs so successful. Your students will learn how to test and develop ideas, learn from failure and evolve their thinking. May contain commercial content.

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Drew Lentz

Manager, MakerBot Learning, MakerBot


Monday December 12, 2016 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Cedar

1:55pm

Virtualy Reality in the Classrom
Come see how using the ByteSpeed VR headset can bring new experiences to your students. Your kids can dissect frogs without the smell of formaldehyde or learn about Africa by riding a canoe through a small village. The possibilities are endless and the impact on education is beyond our imagination. Learn more about this emerging technology and see a brief demonstration. May contain commercial content.

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Jesse Hoffart

GG Manager, ByteSpeed


Monday December 12, 2016 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Isles

1:55pm

Event-o-Matic: If Your Google Calendar and a Robot Had a Baby
Learn how to use this nifty Add-on for Google Sheets, built by a team of educoders at Amplified Labs, to set up rotating class schedules, bulk-create school or district events, and connect Google Forms to calendars to create reservation and approval systems.

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Andrew Stillman

Chief Product Officer


Monday December 12, 2016 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Northstar Ballroom B

1:55pm

Open Q&A based on this question: 'How Might We Foster the Spirit of Design Thinking in Our Schools?'
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avatar for Christian Long

Christian Long

Founding Partner, Designer, Educator, WONDER, By Design
A much older version of Christian Long – many years into the future – can be found in semi-retirement at a tree-covered summer camp where he’ll continue to marvel first-hand at the shared joy of children and adults alike. Prior to that imagined professional shift, he feels blessed to spend his days as a merger between ‘papa’, educator, designer, school planner, plausible futures dabbler, and an unapologetic advocate for wonder and... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A3

1:55pm

Tools You Can Use Tomorrow
This is such a fantastic time to be using technology in the classroom. The amount of free, affordable and downright cool solutions is amazing! See some of the top Websites, Apps and Tools that you can start using in your classroom tomorrow. You will also take a peek of some of the technology that might be part of your classroom in the future.

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Monday December 12, 2016 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Nicollet B/C

1:55pm

ABCs of Digital Tools for Elementary Instruction
Adapt popular technology resources to engage students in meaningful technology activities in the elementary classroom. Find easy ways to use the resources given to seamlessly implement technology into your classroom on a daily basis. to provide more engaging, effective, efficient and differentiated instruction. Leave with great resources that are adaptable and ready to use immediately with your students.

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Abby Kath

Kindergarten Teacher, White Bear Lake Area Schools


Monday December 12, 2016 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Great Lakes Ballroom C

1:55pm

Be a Curator: Developing your own Primary Source Sets
Curate your own sets of primary source content with the Smithsonian's new Learning Lab. Receive helpful hints on how to curate your own primary source set, learn where to find sources and build something you can use the next day! BYOD!

Speakers
avatar for Shana Crosson

Shana Crosson

Education Technologist, Minnesota Historical Society
I am passionate about how museums and schools can work together to create learning experiences that reach students with all learning styles.


Monday December 12, 2016 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Greenway H/I

1:55pm

BreakoutEDU
"Breakout EDU creates ultra-engaging learning games for people of all ages. Games (Breakouts) teach teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, and troubleshooting by presenting participants with challenges that ignite their natural drive to problem-solve." -BreakoutEDU. Games are aligned to different content areas as well as games for adult professional learning. Come experience a new learning environment and see if you have what it takes to BREAKOUT! Space is limited!

Speakers
avatar for Linda Dierks

Linda Dierks

Mrs, Eastern Carver County Schools
Middle School LMS, a.k.a. bookish tech geek who is passionate about personalized teaching and learning



Monday December 12, 2016 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Executive Boardroom

1:55pm

Bringing a District into the Twitterverse
Increase Twitter usage among staff members. Learn how to institute a Daily Twitter Challenge, a district-wide Twitter Chat and the results of this effort. You will leave with specific ideas on how to encourage others to join Twitter.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica McMahon

Jessica McMahon

Digital Learning Specialist, Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools
Former Latin Teacher, now a Digital Learning Specialist. I am a Twitter-addict and love talking iPads, Google , Schoology and more! I am also the person crocheting while waiting for sessions to begin.


Monday December 12, 2016 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Greenway J

1:55pm

Creating a Global Impact: Integrating Technology into Service-Learning
Identify specific tech tools that can be integrated within a service-learning experience to create authentic opportunities for students to serve others, raise awareness, and reflect on learning. By using the power of online platforms, web apps, and social media, students can explore real-world problems and help solve global issues.

Speakers
avatar for Gina Nelson

Gina Nelson

Teacher, Minnetonka Public Schools
Gina teaches 8th grade Global Studies at Minnetonka Middle School East. She is passionate about service-learning and empowering students to be a part of the solution to today's world issues. Gina has been actively involved with the World Savvy Classrooms which supports students in developing global competency through project-based learning. Gina also serves as her school's Innovation Coach.


Monday December 12, 2016 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Greenway B/C

1:55pm

Digital OER Science for Elementary Grades
Participants will examine an example of elementary digital OER science curriculum (MPCC) via hands-on experience as both student and teacher. An overview of the OER digital content available to schools will be presented and the process for implementing OER will briefly discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Dan McGuire

Dan McGuire

Executive director, SABIER
Executive Director of the Stone Arch Bridge Initiative for Education Resources. | Areas of focus are: OER Curation and creation Prof Dev for K12 and Higher Ed faculty, LMS Implementation and support Online, Blended, and Hybrid Course Design


Monday December 12, 2016 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Greenway A

1:55pm

Elementary Student Tech Teams
Initiate a Student Tech Team at the elementary school level. Learn how Pinewood Tech Team was created and how it has changed since its beginning in 2014. All levels of student led tech support will be addressed, but a specific emphasis will be placed on the elementary level. You will receive access to a digital folder filled with resources and templates.

Speakers
avatar for Cara Skoglund

Cara Skoglund

Technology Specialist, Pinewood Community School Independent School District 196


Monday December 12, 2016 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Lakeshore B

1:55pm

Empowering Learners Through Storytelling
Everyone has a story to tell and technology can empower today’s learners to creatively communicate their stories to the world. This session will highlight various ways to tell your story from blogging to video creation to SnapStories. Come learn about the art of digital storytelling and find the medium and tools that are right for you and your students.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Wallace

Kristin Wallace

Secondary Technology Integrationist, Westonka Public Schools
I am a Technology Integrationist in the Westonka Public Schools. My mission is to engage, enhance and empower learners through our 1:1 Chromebook initiative. My main focus is to find ways technology can personalize learning and enhance skills. As an English teacher with 23 years of experience, I have a passion for storytelling. For the past five years, I have been actively integrating technology into my personal live and classroom. I document... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A2

1:55pm

Equity and Technology: Beyond Access
Create a Culturally Proficient School System by focusing on what has driven your ttechnology decisions. Examine how to leverage technology to shift instructional practices to collaborative, student-centered learning environments and how the focus on examining your school's values and beliefs are fundamentally changing the culture in your building and classrooms.

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avatar for Rachel Gorton

Rachel Gorton

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage


Monday December 12, 2016 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

1:55pm

Everyone Can Code with Swift Playgrounds and Apple Classroom App
Learn about Everyone Can Code, a new approach to coding that gives everyone the power to learn, write, and teach code. You’ll hear about the new Swift Playgrounds app that includes lessons for beginning coders. You’ll explore curriculum materials for middle and high school that make it easy to bring coding into your school. With Classroom, you can easily launch the same app on every student device at the same time or launch a different app for each group of students.

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Monday December 12, 2016 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Skyway

1:55pm

Google Apps 45
Invigorate your classroom by discovering innovative ways to harness the power of Google tools in the classroom and throughout your school. Learn 46 of my favorite features with Google Apps!

Speakers
avatar for Mark Garrison

Mark Garrison

Director of Technology & Innovation, White Bear Lake Area Schools
Mark Garrison is an innovative educator and a passionate advocate for technology in education. He is currently the Director of Technology for White Bear Lake Area Schools in Minnesota. Garrison earned a Masters in Learning Technologies at the University of Minnesota. He is also a Google Certified Teacher and one of 15 Youtube Star Teachers worldwide. His varied teaching background spans 17 years focused on upper elementary in addition to First... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Nicollet A

1:55pm

Google Sites: New & Improved
Create teacher websites and build student e-portfolios through Google Sites and discover the great new features that have been added recently.

Speakers
avatar for Miriam Tobola

Miriam Tobola

Technology Integrationist, Breckenridge Pubic Schools
I am a technology integration specialist who loves to learn new things and explore technology with teachers and students. I am a former K-12 art teacher, instructional designer, and instructional coach. I have worked in 1:1 districts using laptops, iPads, Android tablets, and Chromebooks over the course of almost two decades of teaching and educational leadership. I currently enjoy creating professional learning experiences to help teachers... Read More →



Monday December 12, 2016 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Greenway D/E

1:55pm

Igniting Innovation and Creativity in Our Makerspaces With Digital Tools and Apps
Enhance, engage, and inspire your students with digital tools and apps to unleash their creativity and problem-solving skills in makerspaces. Have you thought about using a stop motion app to have students record the story they wrote for their LEGO or Minecraft world? How about using a digital storytelling tool to share their new invention?

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Miller

Shannon Miller

Teacher & Librarian Speaker and Consultant
Shannon, a mom of three wonderful children, is a teacher librarian and technology integration specialist. She is an educational consultant for Mackin Educational Resources and Cantata Learning, and Executive Director of Library & Educational Services for Biblionasium. She is also the Skype Education Ambassador and Mackin's TYSL Spokesperson. | | Shannon speaks and consults around the country and world on education, librarianship, technology... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Nicollet D

1:55pm

Implementation Support for Minnesota's Digital Curriculum
Investigate the free digital curriculum from the Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum. You will receive a general introduction to the MN teacher created math, science social studies and ELA curriculum available for grades 3 - 12 along with discovering the teacher implementation networks and other resources available to support you in implementing the materials.

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avatar for Marc Johnson

Marc Johnson

Executive Director, ECMECC
Marc Johnson is the Executive Director of the East Central Minnesota Educational Cable Cooperative, a telecommunications and technology cooperative of 14 K-12 school districts and one technical & community college in East Central Minnesota. Previous to this role, he taught middle and high school mathematics and college technology courses then transitioned into school technology integration and leadership roles. Marc is in his ninth year as ECMECC... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Regency

1:55pm

Innovation: Let’s Hear from Industry Experts
Over the past ten years, crowd-based innovation programs have become the new normal for industry-leading companies. Tapping into the cognitive surplus of front-line employees has proven to not only deliver valuable small, medium, and big ideas that improve internal practices or stimulate new market opportunities, these innovation programs also help improve workplace culture and morale as all members of the organization have equal access to the future design and direction of the organization. In this session, Minnetonka’s innovation leader, Eric Schneider, will facilitate a panel of industry experts from Target, U.S. Bank, United Health/Optum, and C.H. Robinson to discuss how innovation has transformed their work environments and to explore the potential for crowd-based innovation in the education sector.

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avatar for Eric Schneider

Eric Schneider

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Minnetonka Public Schools
As the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction in Minnetonka Public Schools, I lead innovation across the district as well as oversee ongoing development of the academic program. I am fortunate to work with a great T&L team and a very courageous group of principals and teacher-leaders in Minnetonka. I started in education as an English teacher at Patrick Henry in Minneapolis, an assistant principal at Washburn HS, and then was the principal of... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Harriet

1:55pm

Oh the Places you can go in Minecraft
View how students interact on-line and practice being a safe digital citizen- at the same time simulating a collaborative building project with other players. Learn the search methods for teams to advance to the next clue and find the escape exit from the library.

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Tracy Pearson

Media Specialist, Edina Public Schools


Monday December 12, 2016 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Poster Table 2

1:55pm

Our Transformational Journey With Genius Hour
Implement Genius Hour into your own courses! It gets students engaged in their own learning, ties to inquiry based learning through STEM, and gives students choice to learn about something they are passionate about and provides impact on communities. See how Apple Valley High School implemented Genius Hour into the STEM curriculum and how it developed it into an interdisciplinary project.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Huling

Jenny Huling

Learning and Technology Specialist, Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan
I am passionate about students creating and being innovative. I believe every person, child to adult has the potential to be a connected learner.
avatar for Krista Pawlicki

Krista Pawlicki

Teacher, School District 196


Monday December 12, 2016 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Greenway F/G

1:55pm

Shanley TV
Start a sports broadcasting program! Discover the background information about , what worked well, what has been challenging, and general tips, tricks, and guidance. Other issues that will be discussed include: technical considerations, copyright, broadcast_x000B_ ethics and standards.

Speakers
avatar for Shari McTaggart

Shari McTaggart

Business Eductation, Shanley High School
I am a business teacher at Shanley High School in Fargo ND. I also have the honor and privilege to supervise the Shanley AV club, yearbook, and coach JV girls golf. I have worked in education for nearly 20 years. One thing I love about my job is the ability to stay current with the latest technology-if you don't the students will let you know! | | My husband and I recently celebrated 21 years of marriage! We have 3 children, one in education... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Lakeshore A

1:55pm

Take the Leap! A Move Away from Interactive Whiteboards to Flexible Models of Presentation
Move toward flexible models of presentation. Learn how a combination of existing and new tools can increase student engagement, accessibility, and collaboration. This session will feature ways to use Google Slides, iPads, Doceri and more to enhance instruction from the front of the classroom and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Qualey

Karen Qualey

Digital Learning Coordinator, Bloomington Public Schools
Karen Qualey is Digital Learning Coordinator for the Bloomington Public Schools. She supports teachers as they personalize learning for students on their pathway to college and career readiness. Karen is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and is past co-president of Information and Technology Educators of Minnesota.
avatar for Holly Skadsem

Holly Skadsem

Digital Learning Coordinator, Bloomington Public Schools
I taught fifth grade math in Bloomington for seven years. Through the curation and creation of digital content, I transformed my math classroom into a "Mastery-based" learning model. Students had control of where they learned, how they learned, and the pace in which they moved through the standards. Now, as a digital learning coordinator, I am using my knowledge of personalized learning to help other teachers implement blended learning models... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Great Lakes Ballroom B

1:55pm

Teaching with Mouse Create
Discover Mouse Create: a STEAM-focused online learning platform available to Minnesota high schools at no cost thanks to an initiative of the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). See a demo of a few project-based activities, along with step-by-step instructions for this online learning platform which individual schools can implement free of charge. 

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Jonathan Clemens

Learning Network Manager, Mouse Minnesota


Monday December 12, 2016 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Nokomis

1:55pm

Tech Tools to Support the SMPs
Engage students with the Eight Standards for Mathematical Practice through the use of apps and other web tools. This session is interactive and fast paced. Be prepared to experiment with the technology tools being highlighted.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Bingenheimer

Ashley Bingenheimer

Educational Technology Integration Specialist, River Falls School District
@MrsBingenheimer | | Ashley has been an Instructional Coach since 2014. Prior to working in River Falls, Ashley was an upper elementary teacher in Stillwater, MN. She has presented at several local and national conferences.



Monday December 12, 2016 1:55pm - 2:45pm
St. Croix

1:55pm

Technology During the Daily 5
Pump up the Daily 5 using iPads! Discover how Chatterpix, Seesaw, and Popplet. Coding, Osmos, Tiggly, and Google Cardboard can be incorporated into your Daily 5. You will see student work from a kindergarten classroom, but most of these apps can be used K-4.

Speakers
avatar for Arielle Olson

Arielle Olson

Kindergarten Teacher, Estherville Lincoln Central


Monday December 12, 2016 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Lakeshore C

1:55pm

Using Google Drive to Improve Student Writing
Share and model texts for your students using Google Drive. Plus, see how to give instant feedback to your students while they are composing their own writing assignments.

Speakers
avatar for Kurt Reynolds

Kurt Reynolds

Chief Inspiration Officer Learning Studio 205 LHS, Lincoln High School
I am happily married to the most amazing person in the world, Kristie (she also happens to be the smartest, funniest, and hardest working person I have ever met). I am also blessed with four amazing kids: Casey, KoKo, Kenzie, and Cash. When I am not with them, I am teaching high school English, which just so happens to be the greatest job on earth. | | I am passionate about learning, creating, teaching, and helping others find their elements... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Poster Table 1

1:55pm

Using Social Media for Professional Growth
Use Twitter (and other social media tools) as key vehicles for coaching and modeling for personal and professional development growth. Topics covered include: education as a second career; making major career changes within the education field; speaking, presenting, and leading professional development of others; and coaching and mentoring protegees.

Speakers
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Art La Flamme

Instructor, Angelo State University
Art La Flamme is a former Army officer who has spent most of the last 25 years working in intelligence and leading Soldiers. He deployed seven times with the Army, four of those to Iraq, and is recognized as an expert on Iraq and the Middle East, and other topics such as counterinsurgency. Since retiring, he’s brought his passion for leadership, mentoring and coaching, personal and professional development, and the practical use of advanced... Read More →
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Kory Graham

Elementary Innovations Teacher, Byron Public Schools


Monday December 12, 2016 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Poster Table 3

1:55pm

Using the Numbers App to Create Student Self-Assessments
Create student self-assessments to focus instruction and involve students in the learning process by using the Numbers app. This tool also encourages collaboration in the classroom.

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UYEN SANDERS SANDERS

STAFF DEVELOPMENT, Osseo Area Schools
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Laura Wagenman

Staff Development Assessment Specialist, Osseo Area Schools


Monday December 12, 2016 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Poster Table 5

1:55pm

Use the Design Thinking Process to Redesign Learning Spaces
Determine the best way to build a learning space that meets the needs of your learners. Barbara will invite participants to have a voice in the design thinking process. This interactive session will have you first use empathy to understand who your learners are, then pair/share ideas around one idea and then brainstorm areas for your classroom. Work together to create and share prototypes for new learning spaces that engage and motivate learners.

Speakers
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Barbara Bray

Creative Learning Strategist, Rethinking Learning / Personalize Learning, LLC
Barbara Bray is a creative learning strategist, author, writer, speaker, and instructional designer who connects people and ideas around transforming education. She is co-founder of Personalize Learning, LLC and co-author of Make Learning Personal and How to Personalize Learning with Kathleen McClaskey. Barbara blogs on her website Rethinking Learning (barbarabray.net) and is the founder/owner of My eCoach (my-ecoach.com) that is based on a... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 1:55pm - 3:25pm
Minnehaha

1:55pm

Easy and Amazing Video Creation on iPads
Creating instructional videos is fun especially when you share your knowledge with your students. Students will develop their own video by working independently or collaboratively! Also, see how to use TouchCast annotation tools. BYOD to create your own video!

Speakers
avatar for Marc Patton

Marc Patton

Technology Integrationist, St. Paul Public Schools
I enjoy using technology for learning and instruction. I consider myself as a technology advocate within the education profession. I am always willing to respond and share my experiences with educational technology topics.



Monday December 12, 2016 1:55pm - 3:25pm
Minnetonka

1:55pm

Media Arts: Igniting Artistic Literacy Through the Lens and Beyond
Ignite transformative media arts experiences that utilize digital storytelling within this hands-on learning opportunity! Advance your understanding of the production processes involved in creating with photography and video-based tools. Explore and create a variety of narrative and non-narrative photographic and video units such as personal documentaries, opinion pieces, animation, and experimental video.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Holien

Jeremy Holien

State Arts Education Specialist, Perpich Center for Arts Education - State Agency
Jeremy Holien serves as the Visual and Media Arts Education Specialist for Minnesota’s Perpich Center for Arts Education, whose mission is to improve K–12 arts education for all Minnesota students and educators through innovative programs and partnerships centered in the arts. Additionally, Mr. Holien serves as the State Arts Education Content Specialist for the Minnesota Department of Education. | | In his current position, Holien works in... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 1:55pm - 3:25pm
Calhoun

1:55pm

Timelapse Sketchnotes on the iPad
Bring your iPad to learn how to create animated time-lapse sketch notes. See how by adding multiple layers creates animation reflects the thinking process. This is a fun session for both beginners and advanced users of iPad.

Speakers

Monday December 12, 2016 1:55pm - 3:25pm
Lake Superior A

1:55pm

Using Google Forms and Add-ons to create time-saving applications
Take your Google Forms to the next level by using add-ons such as CopyDown, FormLimiter, autoCrat and FormMule. See real life examples on how our district has implemented these forms for our vehicle request, facility reservation and teacher observation systems.

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Thorstad

Jesse Thorstad

Technology Specialist, Fergus Falls Public Schools
I'm a tech coordinator in west-central Minnesota. I love pretty much anything tech-ed or gadget related and showing young and old alike how these tools work. I love disc golf, coaching Special Olympics, quadcopters (I fly a Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K), Jeep Wranglers, Geocaching, and everything Apple. And Google. And disc golf. Did I mention that? I'm a musician who plays drums and guitar, and my wife and I have five kids, three of whom are adopted.


Monday December 12, 2016 1:55pm - 3:25pm
Lake Superior B

3:00pm

Employing 3D Technology in Your Classroom
Get your students excited about math and science with 3D! The 3D AVRover is proven to increase test scores and retention by as much as 35%, the 3D AVRover is certain to inspire students and enhance lessons. May contain commercial content.


Monday December 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Isles

3:00pm

Empower learning utilizing the SMART Learning Suite
Empower teaching and learning! SMART Learning Suite combines lesson delivery, assessment, student collaboration and game-based learning into one ultimate learning experience, connecting students, teachers and devices to turn lessons into enriching experiences. Learn how to empower your students! May contain commercial content.

Speakers
avatar for Libby Vaughn

Libby Vaughn

Strategic Engagement Manager, SMART Technologies


Monday December 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Greenway F/G

3:00pm

FileWave's Enpoint Systems Mgt. (for Windows, OS X-iOS & Android)
Utilize FileWave's all-in-one software to perform all IT daily operations from within FileWave's single interface to save time and effort, while improving efficiency. The management suite combines many tools into one and helps free-up time to for you to focus on truly important projects, along with helping to bring down overall IT Cost of Ownership. May contain commercial content.

Speakers
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Jon Shuler

FileWave Inside Sales Executive, FileWave Multi-Platform Management
FileWave enables Management of OS X, Windows, iOS, & Android Devices within a single platform. Unlike traditional methods, FileWave manages without end-user interruptions (downtime). Our multi-platform software management tool fully supports your existing infrastructure. FileWave manages deployments with our (patented) File-Level control and features true Self-Healing, Rollback to trusted software/settings, Kiosk, Inventory/Asset Management, Duel... Read More →



Monday December 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Cedar

3:00pm

Inventing the Future through Failure
Let's have a real conversation about failure! Empowering others requires humility, risk-taking, and honest dialogue. I'll share 10 of my "epic fails" and highlight how each failure led to new learning and eventually empowerment. Let's delve into the difficulties that we encounter when doing the real work.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Gustafson

Brad Gustafson

Principal, Adjusting Course Blog
Dr. Brad Gustafson is an elementary principal, author, and speaker. He is committed to rewriting the traditional educational narrative. Brad believes that schools can be spaces where high levels of learning, creativity, and innovation thrive, but only when we prioritize relationships and a relevant, connected pedagogy. His passion for leadership and learning is palpable. | | Brad is Minnesota's 2016 National Distinguished Principal and a 2015... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Nicollet B/C

3:00pm

Making Media that Sticks
There are six principles of sticky ideas according to Dan and Chip Heath, authors of Made to Stick. Sticky ideas are ones that we can plainly understand, clearly remember, and easily retell. When teachers and students make educational media, whether visual, audio or video, we want them to be sticky. Let's look at examples so we can make our own (and our students') ideas stick

Speakers
avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Consultant, Learning in Hand
Tony Vincent started teaching fifth grade in Omaha, Nebraska seventeen years ago when it wasn’t so easy to publish online. Knowing that students were motivated to see their work on the Web, Tony first had students write their book reviews on Amazon.com. Later his students spent each school year adding to their classroom site, Planet 5th. They published writing, photos, journals, art, videos, and more. Planet 5th became so popular that it... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Regency

3:00pm

The Top 10 Things NOT to do in a 1:1
While having access to ubiquitous technology like mobile devices has its benefits, there are a lot of pitfalls to look out for before, during and after implementation. In this session be prepared to laugh and learn as @mrhooker takes you through an informative 4-year journey of his district's 1:1 implementation. No matter your role, learn the mistakes to avoid on the path to 1:1 success.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Hooker

Carl Hooker

Director of Innovation & Digital Learning, Eanes ISD
Carl Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration since becoming an educator. As Director of Innovation & Digital Learning at Eanes ISD, he has helped spearhead the LEAP program, which put one-to-one iPads in the hands of all K-12 students in his 8000-student district. He is also the founder of “iPadpalooza”- a three-day “learning festival” held in Austin annually. He's also the author of the six-book... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Nicollet D

3:00pm

Unscripted, Unplugged, Ask Anything, Tell All
Bring your best questions to this one of a kind session in which Dr. Berry takes on all questions, no matter how tough. Come participate in this interactive adventure into the messy world of innovating education through personalization while being stared down by high stakes accountability. This session will test your own boundaries!

Speakers
avatar for Buddy Berry

Buddy Berry

Superintendent, Eminence Schools


Monday December 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

3:00pm

#MNlead Tweet Up
Build your PLN with Twitter. Join a session of #MNLead, a weekly twitter chat focusing on leadership, pedagogy, and technology. Discuss a topic through a series of questions in small groups, then post ideas on Twitter. Become part of the conversation as we work together to transform education in Minnesota.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Ament

Michelle Ament

Director of Instruction & Professional Learning & Instruction
avatar for Bret Domstrand

Bret Domstrand

Principal, Lake Marion Elementary
Bret Domstrand is a 3rd year principal at Lake Marion Elementary in Lakeville, MN. He has a special education and technology background. He is always looking for ways to push professional development and educational practices.


Monday December 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Poster Table 4

3:00pm

Become an Apple Teacher Program
Come and explore how this self-paced professional development program through Apple. This session focuses on building knowledge around hardware and software in the K12 environment. After completing online quizzes, you will receive an official Apple Teacher logo that you can share with the world.

Speakers
avatar for Brianna Buck

Brianna Buck

Digital Learning Coach, Shakopee Public Schools
As a Digital Learning Coach I love helping teachers incorporate technology into their classroom. My favorite is being with the elementary students. As an Apple Distinguished Educator I have a passion for finding new ways to use iPads in the classroom.


Monday December 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Skyway

3:00pm

BreakoutEDU
Breakout EDU creates ultra-engaging learning games for people of all ages. Games (Breakouts) teach teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, and troubleshooting by presenting participants with challenges that ignite their natural drive to problem-solve." -BreakoutEDU. Games are aligned to different content areas as well as games for adult professional learning. Come experience a new learning environment and see if you have what it takes to BREAKOUT! Space is limited!

Speakers
avatar for Linda Dierks

Linda Dierks

Mrs, Eastern Carver County Schools
Middle School LMS, a.k.a. bookish tech geek who is passionate about personalized teaching and learning



Monday December 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Executive Boardroom

3:00pm

Digital Citizenship in a Learning Community
Build digital citizenship skills with authentic classroom dialogue by establishing the proper definition, creating areas of focus on the K-12 continuum, and developing common language posters. You will see guiding questions and tools to build a shared understanding and determining next steps to grow the understanding of staff, students, and families.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Huling

Jenny Huling

Learning and Technology Specialist, Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan
I am passionate about students creating and being innovative. I believe every person, child to adult has the potential to be a connected learner.


Monday December 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A3

3:00pm

Drone Technology in the Classroom
Leverage the UAV and Drone technologies incredible capabilities into building engagement into the classroom. Experience how this new technology has transformed the science and agriculture departments at Dassel-Cokato High School.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Larson

Justin Larson

Technology Integrationist, Dassel-Cokato School District
I'm big into new technologies that streamline the learning environment for teachers AND I'm a big George Couros believer that technology should get students to Innovate, Create, and give them Voice.



Monday December 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A2

3:00pm

Encourage Goal-Setting with GPS LifePlan
Set goals with GPS LifePlan (goals+plans=success), a FREE holistic resource, dedicated to helping students stay in school and graduate. Explore the platform and repository available on all devices.

Speakers
avatar for Randy LaFoy

Randy LaFoy

GPS LifePlan Coordinator, Minnesota State (MNSCU)
GPS LifePlan Media Coordinator, Century College. I just published a book. You can find out more about this book at kidiary.com | It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.


Monday December 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Poster Table 2

3:00pm

Fired Up For February - A PersonalizedPD Experience!
Ignite your district's PD by challenging your staff to innovate and integrate technology in their classrooms by basing the integration on the SAMR model. This session will discuss how we set it up, how it went, survey results, and what we plan to do in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Gauthier

Josh Gauthier

Technology Training Specialist, Unified School District of De Pere
Grades 5-8 Technology Training Specialist and former 3-12 Business and Information Technology Educator. De Pere, Wisconsin. Organizer of TEDxDePereMiddleSchool and EdcampGB. Presenter at ISTE, TIES, MWGS, and several others. Edcamp addict.


Monday December 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Lakeshore B

3:00pm

Get Your Chrome On! Top extensions that will change your classroom
Change your classroom with Chrome extensions. Learn about top extensions that will increase productivity, engagement and authentic learning; and that will help your students focus their attention, searching, and efficiency. Chrome extensions are not only for Chromebooks, but can be used on any device with a Chrome Browser. Session takeaways will be provided so you can implement itese resources immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Jo Jacobson

Jo Jacobson

Digital Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
As a Digital Learning Coach (Technology Integration Specialist) for Eastern Carver County Schools in Minnesota. I service 1 elementary school and 1 middle school. I am a Google for Education Certified Trainer and have a Master's Degree in Education and a Technology License. I primarily work with Staff integrating technology and personalizing learning in the classroom. Our district is in the process of rolling out Chromebooks to grades 3-11... Read More →
avatar for Terah Robinson

Terah Robinson

Digital Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools


Monday December 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Great Lakes Ballroom B

3:00pm

Google Maps Virtual Field Trip
Embark on an engaging and inspiring virtual field trip to prepare students for their upcoming field study. This session will look at the seamless integration of Google Maps and apps to help meet the ultimate learning target for your students. Our example will focus on watersheds and water quality, but can be applied across grade levels and content areas.

Speakers
avatar for Derek Block

Derek Block

Science Teacher
avatar for Joel Block

Joel Block

Science Teacher, Sun Prairie Area School District


Monday December 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Greenway H/I

3:00pm

Hands On With Exploros: Making It Work
Enrich your classroom with Exploros, the free platform the provides Learning Experiences to support teachers with 1:1 instruction. We will sign up for Exploros, explore the Learning Exchange, learn about how to assign classes and connect students, and answer your questions.

Speakers
avatar for Dawn Nelson

Dawn Nelson

Library Media Specialist, Oak View Elementary School, Osseo Area Schools
Dawn Nelson, Instructional Media and Technology Coordinator with Osseo Area Schools, works with 25 school librarians and 2 technology integration specialists supporting a BYOD program and preparing for a 1:1 rollout of iPads to 1800 teachers and 5000 students. Her passion for technology, books, libraries, and learning is a perfect fit with today’s school libraries. Dawn has worked in both elementary and secondary schools. She is a... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Poster Table 5

3:00pm

iPad Apps for Bilingual/Multilingual Literacy Across Content Areas
Step up to a new level in your Bilingual classroom with ThingLink, Aurasma and Explain Everything. These engaging and visual digital tools will help build confidence in your students learning English.


Monday December 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Poster Table 6

3:00pm

Learn How to Organize and Assess in a Personalized Learning Environment
Come learn how to organize your learners and asses using SeeSaw. This session will give you practical tools to help keep you stay organized, plus communicate with parents of their student's progress.

Speakers
avatar for Travis Lape

Travis Lape

Assistant Principal, Harrisburg School District
Travis Lape is an Assistant Principal in the Harrisburg School District. He is constantly pushing the newest tools to support creativity and innovation in the classrooms. He is passionate about makerspaces, personalized learning, and helping teachers become connected educators. He believes we must change the factory style learning system and empower our students to take a hold of their learning. | | Travis co-hosted a podcast with Laura... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Greenway D/E

3:00pm

Middle School Girls Only Coding Clubs
Learn why Girls Only Coding Clubs are best started in the middle school grades and how to create one for your school.

Speakers
avatar for Julee Brentwood

Julee Brentwood

Technology Teacher, Rancho Solano Preparatory School
I'm a K-12 Technology/Business Educator and Educational Technology Consultant. My presentation topic for TIES 2016 is Middle School Girls Only Coding Clubs on Monday, December 12th at 3:00 pm



Monday December 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Lakeshore C

3:00pm

My Favorite Things
Bring exciting technology into your classroom. See "oldies but goodies" and favorite new discoveries for exploring, enjoying and integrating technology that you will be able to use with your students right away!

Speakers
avatar for Tami Brass

Tami Brass

Director of Instructional Technology, St Paul Academy and Summit School


Monday December 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Nicollet A

3:00pm

Pushing Change - 10 Things That Need 'Unsettling'
Join our team of Technology Integration Coaches who will speak openly and honestly about things that need "unsettling" in our schools. Learn about a list of 10 things that you can do to transform your district and shift everything a little more toward "awesome!"

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. I have a B.A in Psychology from Northwestern University and an M.Ed in Elementary Education from DePaul University. I have been “flipping” professional... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Harriet

3:00pm

Refreshing ISTE's Standards for Teachers
Now that ISTE has released updated student standards, the focus has shifted to the teacher standards. Come offer your input and insights to the teacher standards refresh. Not only is it a great way to have input into the process, but also the conversation will be an excellent way to unpack the new 2016 version of the student standards.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Main

Michael Main

Technology Coordinator, Carondelet Catholic School


Monday December 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Northstar Ballroom B

3:00pm

Shifting Your Professional Development Mindset
Shift your mindset to become future ready! You will learn how one school created a professional development approach that is personalized, engaging, sustainable, applicable, teacher-driven and led. Discover how the professional development structure was designed, along with learning how to format and schedule it.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Arbogash

Amy Arbogash

Technology Integration Specialist, Howard Suamico School District
This is my fourth year as the Technology Integration Specialist at Bay View Middle School in the Howard Suamico School District, near Green Bay Wisconsin. We are a progressive 1:1 iPad, Apple, and GAFE school. I love helping teachers and students discover the wows and wonders of learning through technology. It's like opening a whole new world to them. Professional development is a passion of mine, both my own and for my teachers and... Read More →
avatar for Paul Hermes

Paul Hermes

Associate Principal, Howard-Suamico School District - Bay View Middle School


Monday December 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Greenway B/C

3:00pm

STEAM 2.0: developing performance character through Design Thinking and Product Creation
Implement a Positive Performance Intervention System using iCREATE to foster and develop six key non-cognitive skills, including iCOLLABORATE, iREFLECT, iENGAGE, iADVOCATE, iTHINK, and iEXPLORE. Interact with our virtual reality poster campaign, learn how design thinking has become the primary driver of iCREATE, and the many ways making, creating, thinking and exploring are now at center of their STEAM programming.


Monday December 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Lakeshore A

3:00pm

Student Led Chromebook Repair
Repair your school's 1:1 technology by initiating a technology intern program. Westonka Technology Interns are students that support the 1:1 Chromebook initiative. Launched in 2014, the students have repaired all damaged devices. Students select a WTI Pathway Project (similar to Google's 20%) to work on in their spare time. In year 3 we will be certified to do warranty repairs on our new Dell Chromebooks through Dell's TechDirect Program. You will receive an outline of how to start a program in your own district and hear from some of the students in the program on how this class has impacted their lives.

Speakers
avatar for Sue Simonson

Sue Simonson

Business Education Teacher, Mound Westonka High School
I have been teaching in the Westonka School District for 12 years. In 2014, I returned to classroom after serving for three years as the district Technology Integrationist. I am part of a team of nine other teachers in our district's Technology Integration Leadership Team. I attended the Google Teacher Academy in Chicago in July of 2013 to become a Google Certified Teacher/Innovator! The Westonka School District is 1:1 with Chromebooks in... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Great Lakes Ballroom C

3:00pm

Student-Created Google Site as Portfolios in Lab or CTE Courses
Build a Portfolio! Learn how your students can use Google sites to communicate their mastery of the class content with prospective employers, peers, and other community members. See the step by step process to build student created web-based portfolios to collect,share, and reflect on their learning. You will leave with the materials you need to implement in your own classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Deutsch

Matt Deutsch

Teacher, Burnsville High School
Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management, and English teacher at Bunsville High School. Ask me about traveling with students or our school garden.



Monday December 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
St. Croix

3:00pm

Technology in a Project Based School
Build a Project Based Learning environment in your school! Minnesota New Country School is fully project based and you will see what PBL is, what it looks like in the school, and the technology used to support this model by highlighting various student projects.

Speakers
avatar for Cory Anda

Cory Anda

Advisor/Athletic Director, Minnesota New Country School


Monday December 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Greenway A

3:00pm

The Chronology of Data
Discover a fresh view of aligning data practices across levels for more effective organizational conversations around data. Come hear how structuring a data calendar might eliminate redundancies for staff. Learn about other data types that could become valuable as you examine your attainment of improvement practices.

Speakers
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Delonna Darsow

Data Analysis and Reporting Manager, TIES


Monday December 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Nokomis

3:00pm

The Five Digital Tools I Can't Teach Without
Incorporate these five digital tools which are vital to teaching in a 1:1 classroom: Blogger, Storify, Padlet, TED Ed, and Piktochart. See how these tools redefined my classroom. Bring a lesson plan and your own device to this session, so you can return to your classroom ready to go!

Speakers
avatar for Kurt Reynolds

Kurt Reynolds

Chief Inspiration Officer Learning Studio 205 LHS, Lincoln High School
I am happily married to the most amazing person in the world, Kristie (she also happens to be the smartest, funniest, and hardest working person I have ever met). I am also blessed with four amazing kids: Casey, KoKo, Kenzie, and Cash. When I am not with them, I am teaching high school English, which just so happens to be the greatest job on earth. | | I am passionate about learning, creating, teaching, and helping others find their elements... Read More →


Monday December 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Poster Table 1

3:00pm

The Paperless Classroom: Improved efficiency, Instant feedback, Less waste!
Discover the apps, web pages and resources to help you go paperless in your classroom. Although it is still an evolving process, discover the successes and challenges that we have encountered in our process to go paperless.

Speakers
MJ

Malachi Johnson

5th Grade Teacher, Rochester Public Schools


Monday December 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Poster Table 3

3:00pm

We Are Growing Our Own Staff Using Online Solutions
Achieve high quality professional development for the staff who teach, administer, and support school operations and student learning. Explore how staff are using online solutions to grow in their professions at all stages of their careers, including a pathway for entry-level teachers in areas of certification and licensure. Share the excitement for these new discoveries that are flexible, support and retain staff, and affordable.

Speakers
avatar for Darren Kermes

Darren Kermes

Superintendent, SouthWest Metro Intermediate District


Monday December 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Greenway J

3:00pm

Digital Diner @ The TIES Playground: Makerspace
There is a movement in education called “the maker movement” that is designed around the idea of engaging students with critical thinking and creativity through designing and making things. Schools around the country are incorporating makerspaces in school library media centers and other flexible learning areas. From simple non-tech items like play-doh and yarn, to high-tech items like 3D printers and micro-controllers, makerspaces can be built anywhere. Stop by and play in a makerspace while talking with educators helping to move the maker movement forward.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Legatt

Jen Legatt

Library Media Specialist, Hopkins North Junior High
Jen Legatt is a media specialist and tech integrationist who is energized by engaging learners in meaningful, authentic ways. Envisioning how to expand learning experiences out of the walls and bells of traditional classrooms. Mom of two readers.
avatar for Donna Ohlgren

Donna Ohlgren

Library Media Specialist, Rush Creek Elementary
Library Media Specialist at Osseo Area Schools
avatar for Matt Schneider

Matt Schneider

I love the news. I Love linguistics. I am bad at keeping contact with people.


Monday December 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Northwoods
 
Tuesday, December 13
 

7:30am

First Timers Session
First time attending the TIES Education Technology Conference? Come and learn form the zen masters how to get the most out of your conference experience

Speakers
avatar for Troy Cherry

Troy Cherry

Education Technology Coordinator, TIES
Conference Equipment Chair | Lead Ed Tech Consultant for Online Services | Love: Googly things, Moodly things, iOS nerdery, blended learning.
avatar for Susan Herder

Susan Herder

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Mounds View Public Schools
Susan is the Instructional Technology Coordinator for Mounds View Public Schools. A former middle school science teacher, she supports the integration of classroom sets of Chromebooks at all levels and provides support to the professional learning communities around this initiative. She is a Google for Education Certified Innovator and Google for Education Certified Trainer, bringing this experience to her trainings and professional... Read More →


Tuesday December 13, 2016 7:30am - 8:00am
Regency

8:30am

Mobile Learning Mindset
The world has become mobile, but how have schools taken to this change? Have they embraced it or run away from it? In this talk, hear from the author of the book Mobile Learning Mindset on ways to meaningfully implement mobile learning in a variety of ways to engage learners. We’ll look at what skills students will truly need to be successful in their future life beyond K-12. It’s not about the device, it’s about the learning.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Hooker

Carl Hooker

Director of Innovation & Digital Learning, Eanes ISD
Carl Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration since becoming an educator. As Director of Innovation & Digital Learning at Eanes ISD, he has helped spearhead the LEAP program, which put one-to-one iPads in the hands of all K-12 students in his 8000-student district. He is also the founder of “iPadpalooza”- a three-day “learning festival” held in Austin annually. He's also the author of the six-book... Read More →


Tuesday December 13, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am
Nicollet A/B/C/D

8:30am

Leadership Seminar
Spend a day with Darrell Mann at one of his rare events in the United States, exploring his Systemic Innovation approach. Using Darrel’s concepts and tools, creatively identify problems, explore options, design an implementation plan for change with your leadership team. During this seminar Darrell will demonstrate that change is neither mysterious, random, nor haphazard. Gain the knowledge and tools to make your creative process systemic. Learn about opportunities to participate in upcoming certification seminars. Advance Registration Required.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Schneider

Eric Schneider

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Minnetonka Public Schools
As the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction in Minnetonka Public Schools, I lead innovation across the district as well as oversee ongoing development of the academic program. I am fortunate to work with a great T&L team and a very courageous group of principals and teacher-leaders in Minnetonka. I started in education as an English teacher at Patrick Henry in Minneapolis, an assistant principal at Washburn HS, and then was the principal of... Read More →


Tuesday December 13, 2016 8:30am - 3:50pm
LaSalle

10:30am

eSpark Learning
Meet the needs of every learner with eSpark Learning. Learn how to use assessment data to diagnose individual students' skill levels and curate engaging third-party content. May contain commercial content.

Speakers
avatar for Nellie Herchenbach

Nellie Herchenbach

New Partnerships Manager, eSpark Learning


Tuesday December 13, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Cedar

10:30am

Keyboarding Online – Real Skills. Prevent Hunting and Pecking!
Discuss common problems teaching keyboarding and share solutions using the latest in web-based technology. See how Keyboarding Online can utilize iPads, tablets, or Chromebooks to teach keyboarding. Individualize standards to slow or fast learners. Track student progress online with detailed reports for the instructor. Plus discover the unique features that break hunting and pecking habits! Free 60-Day Trial! May contain commercial content.

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Tuesday December 13, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Isles

10:30am

Chromebook: The Why and How
Grab your Chromebook (or your curiosity about them) to learn about some of the most useful Chromebook add ons for both teachers and students. You will also learn tips and tricks to use in your classroom. If time permits, you will learn about the variety of Chromebook models out there and which ones work might work best in your classroom.

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Tuesday December 13, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Northstar Ballroom A

10:30am

Coding Camps, MakerMinis and Hackathons
Develop your students as inventors by empowering them to direct their own creative journey. See how to provide access and opportunities for all students by providing them with the tools, resources, and needed supports to tackle problems of their choosing through mentor-based collaboration and computational thinking. You will leave with resources and ideas to implement these ideas into your own community.

Speakers
avatar for Rafranz Davis

Rafranz Davis

Executive Director, Lufkin ISD
Rafranz Davis is the Executive Director of Professional and Digital Learning for Lufkin ISD in Texas. In this role, she supports growth for staff and students through innovative programming including pathways of digital leadership and STEAM focused opportunities for students. She is the author of the book, The Missing Voices in Edtech: Bringing Diversity into Edtech, which was released January 2015. As a national speaker, Rafranz uses her voice... Read More →


Tuesday December 13, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

10:30am

Creating Design Thinking Mindsets: Insight, Innovation, and Impact
Imagine a future where students no longer go to school simply to learn traditional skills in traditional classrooms to pass a test or move to the next grade. Instead, imagine reframing school so all experiences must be about curiosity, collaborative, multidisciplinary, immersive, position adults as mentors and partners, use human-centered and systems-thinking methods, be agile in using space and place, hackable and adaptable, and make a positive impact on the world. Explore how educators can utilize design thinking to craft a new vision for what it means for young people to go to school and make an difference in the world.

Speakers
avatar for Christian Long

Christian Long

Founding Partner, Designer, Educator, WONDER, By Design
A much older version of Christian Long – many years into the future – can be found in semi-retirement at a tree-covered summer camp where he’ll continue to marvel first-hand at the shared joy of children and adults alike. Prior to that imagined professional shift, he feels blessed to spend his days as a merger between ‘papa’, educator, designer, school planner, plausible futures dabbler, and an unapologetic advocate for wonder and... Read More →


Tuesday December 13, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Nicollet B/C

10:30am

Expand Project-Based Learning with Voice and Choice
Are you still doing all of the work for your PBL activities? Barbara will share with you how to transform some of the PBL elements, so learners take more responsibility for learning. Consider how learners can build the hook with their entry event, own the vocabulary with visuals, build their own driving questions based using design thinking, and more. You will walk away with ideas and strategies to give your learners more voice and choice in projects.

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Bray

Barbara Bray

Creative Learning Strategist, Rethinking Learning / Personalize Learning, LLC
Barbara Bray is a creative learning strategist, author, writer, speaker, and instructional designer who connects people and ideas around transforming education. She is co-founder of Personalize Learning, LLC and co-author of Make Learning Personal and How to Personalize Learning with Kathleen McClaskey. Barbara blogs on her website Rethinking Learning (barbarabray.net) and is the founder/owner of My eCoach (my-ecoach.com) that is based on a... Read More →


Tuesday December 13, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom C

10:30am

Getting the Most Out of Google Domain Groups
Beyond email distribution, Google Groups can be a powerful mechanism for securing the privacy of Google Drive resources, internal Sites, group calendars, and events. In education Google Groups can be used for departments, grade-level announcements, athletic teams, and class parent communications. Explore the challenges and opportunities of managing groups at a school or district scale, including some tools and techniques like the Group Gator Add-on for Sheets.

Speakers
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Andrew Stillman

Chief Product Officer


Tuesday December 13, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Northstar Ballroom B

10:30am

iPad as the Teacher's Pet
Got an iPad? Then you have a toolbox to help you be an even better teacher! Learn about apps and services that you'll wonder how you ever lived without. There are so many things you can do with an iPad, including sharing your screen, managing the classroom, assessing student work, interacting with students, accessing files, making instructional media, expanding professional learning and more. The focus is mostly on free apps that you'll be able to put to use immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Consultant, Learning in Hand
Tony Vincent started teaching fifth grade in Omaha, Nebraska seventeen years ago when it wasn’t so easy to publish online. Knowing that students were motivated to see their work on the Web, Tony first had students write their book reviews on Amazon.com. Later his students spent each school year adding to their classroom site, Planet 5th. They published writing, photos, journals, art, videos, and more. Planet 5th became so popular that it... Read More →


Tuesday December 13, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Nicollet A

10:30am

That's so Fake: Skills and Strategies for Truth Finding
Today more than ever, learners need to be able to evaluate and critique media and information. We'll show you how to help students develop critical thinking skills and provide activities to discover how media can be manipulated and modified.

Speakers
avatar for Dean Shareski

Dean Shareski

Community Manager, Discovery Education Canada
Dean Shareski is a teacher, speaker and consultant who works with schools and teachers looking to leverage technology for learning. Dean has been in education for the past 26 years. His role the past several years has centered around supporting teachers transition classrooms to leverage technology to transform and enhance learning. | Dean is the Community Manager for Discovery Education Canada. He taught grades 1-8 for 14 years and spent 9 as... Read More →


Tuesday December 13, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Nicollet D

10:30am

Balancing Personalized Learning in a 1:1 Classroom
Balance personalized learning in an upper elementary school 1:1 classroom. Build an environment for students to utilize technological tools to demonstrate their learning. You will gain resources and see examples to support you and your students on this journey.

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Powell

Kristen Powell

Teacher - Grade 4, Edina Public Schools
I've been an intermediate grade teacher for over 20 years. I love to learn about almost anything. Outside of teaching, I enjoy creating music (both vocal and instrumental), traveling to interesting places around the world, reading, fishing, and doing Zumba.


Tuesday December 13, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom A2

10:30am

Become an Apple Teacher
Become an Apple Teacher! This new program provides a self-paced learning experience with tips, inspiration, news, and learning materials to help teachers unlock the magic of iPad, Mac, and built-in apps in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Brianna Buck

Brianna Buck

Digital Learning Coach, Shakopee Public Schools
As a Digital Learning Coach I love helping teachers incorporate technology into their classroom. My favorite is being with the elementary students. As an Apple Distinguished Educator I have a passion for finding new ways to use iPads in the classroom.
avatar for Zach Eidelbes

Zach Eidelbes

Digital Learning Coach, Shakopee Public Schools


Tuesday December 13, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 5

10:30am

BreakoutEDU
Breakout EDU creates ultra-engaging learning games for people of all ages. Games (Breakouts) teach teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, and troubleshooting by presenting participants with challenges that ignite their natural drive to problem-solve. -BreakoutEDU. Games are aligned to different content areas as well as games for adult professional learning. Come experience a new learning environment and see if you have what it takes to BREAKOUT! Space is limited!

Speakers
avatar for Laura Tessmer

Laura Tessmer

Instructional Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
Laura Tessmer is an Instructional Coach in the Eastern Carver County School District. Prior to coaching, she was in the elementary classroom, teaching 5th grade for 12 years. Laura earned her undergraduate degree from North Dakota State University, a Master’s of Education and Learning from Saint Mary’s University, and is currently working on her Master’s of American History and Government through Ashland University. Laura serves on the... Read More →



Tuesday December 13, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Executive Boardroom

10:30am

Coding the the Classroom with ScratchJr and PBS Kids Scratch Jr
Use cloud-based instruction and assessment in a Standards Based Grading and Continual Progress environment (in an Alternative program) to maximize student learning and opportunity.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Nicholson

Ann Nicholson

Retired teacher and tech facilitator, Cedar Rapids Community Schools
I'm an avid supporter of infusing 21st Century Skills into the curriculum through appropriate integration of technology and pedagogy. I'm also promoting coding in the classroom and volunteering at a coder dojo.


Tuesday December 13, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway B/C

10:30am

Connecting Across the World with Interactive Video Conferencing
Engage your students with a collaborative video conference project gives you and your students an opportunity to learn with another school or classroom. You will participate in a live video conference during this session to model how to bring experts into your classroom. Resources for locating providers will also be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Larson

Jon Larson

Technology Evangelist, ECMECC
Technology Integration Specialist at ECMECC - East Central Minnesota Educational Cable CooperativeIn 2008 Jon began supporting and encouraging staff of the East Central Minnesota Educational Cable Cooperative (ECMECC) schools as they integrate affective technology practices into their daily classroom activities. He actively supports moodle, google, personal devices, video conferencing, web2.0 tools and other emerging educational technologies... Read More →


Tuesday December 13, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 3

10:30am

Coping with COPPA; What Teachers need to know
Keep student data private! Learn what you need to know to comply with federal regulations and keep student data safe. This session will help you understand the COPPA and FERPA regulations along with discussing best practices for student safety.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica McMahon

Jessica McMahon

Digital Learning Specialist, Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools
Former Latin Teacher, now a Digital Learning Specialist. I am a Twitter-addict and love talking iPads, Google , Schoology and more! I am also the person crocheting while waiting for sessions to begin.


Tuesday December 13, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
St. Croix

10:30am

Creating Collaborative Websites
Share and collaborate with free content management systems like Wordpress and Moodle. Learn how to share information in ways that are visually appealing and interactive, yet controlled. Examples will include a district curriculum hub, custom app store, summer reading book catalog, and student video gallery.

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Cahill

Caitlin Cahill

Instructional Technology Specialist, Orono Public Schools / ISD 287


Tuesday December 13, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway H/I

10:30am

Customizing Lessons for Communications and Media Literacy
Build communications and media literacy skills through photography. Learn how to use iWork software and iTunes U to create multimedia lessons that are customized to meet the needs of your students while achieving the district communication and media literacy goals.

Speakers
avatar for Kara Laird

Kara Laird

Teacher, ISD 197 - Friendly Hills Middle School


Tuesday December 13, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 2

10:30am

Developing a K-6 Project-Based Learning STEAM Maker Campus
Transform and enhance student learning by developing a STEAM Maker Campus. By using this model, you can integrate PBL and STEAM into your daily teaching. A variety of tools, lessons, and hands-on experiences will be shared to allow you to see all aspects of our maker campus.

Speakers
avatar for Kurt Becker

Kurt Becker

Cuyuna Range Elementary Principal, Cuyuna Range Elementary
I am in my fourth year as the principal of Cuyuna Range Elementary School in Crosby, MN. I spent fifteen years as an elementary classroom teacher and five years as a director of curriculum and assessment prior to joining the CRES team. I am driven by the belief that students deserve much more from their schools than they have received during the state-mandated standardized-test era. A renewed focus on skills in areas such as technology is the key... Read More →
avatar for Allison Larsen

Allison Larsen

Technology & Innovation Teacher, Crosby-Ironton Schools ISD 182
I am a K-6 Technology & Innovation Teacher who is passionate about integrating STEAM concepts into education to revolutionalize our students' learning. @Teach_Innovate


Tuesday December 13, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Minnetonka

10:30am

Get Rid of Grade Levels: A Personalized Learning Recipe for Public School Districts
Eliminate grade levels to completely transform and truly bring learning into the 21st century by creating a new model of education. Learn how an elementary school is transforming education by developing a personalized learning environment. Come learn how technology has enhanced this model.

Speakers
avatar for Travis Lape

Travis Lape

Assistant Principal, Harrisburg School District
Travis Lape is an Assistant Principal in the Harrisburg School District. He is constantly pushing the newest tools to support creativity and innovation in the classrooms. He is passionate about makerspaces, personalized learning, and helping teachers become connected educators. He believes we must change the factory style learning system and empower our students to take a hold of their learning. | | Travis co-hosted a podcast with Laura... Read More →


Tuesday December 13, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway J

10:30am

Google Chrome Tools that Work for Everyone
Enable all learners! Identify Apps and extensions for Google Chrome that can help all students and educators! Join us as we explore tools for productivity and academic support.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Ray

Julie Ray

Assistive Technology Coordinator, ISD709 Duluth Public Schools
avatar for Tammi Wilkins

Tammi Wilkins

Innovation Coordinator, ISD 709 Duluth Public Schools


Tuesday December 13, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway F/G

10:30am

Integrating Technology into Elementary Literacy
Focus on how to integrate technology into various components of the Reader's Workshop Model, including mini-lesson, guided reading, conferencing, sharing, and interactive read-aloud. This session will focus on elementary literacy, but can be applied to middle school literacy as well.

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avatar for Katie  Salmela

Katie Salmela

Digital Learning Specialist, ISD 191
I would love to hear about must-read books for students at the elementary level, and I would love to talk about my school district's digital learning program.


Tuesday December 13, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 4

10:30am

Launching Students into Loving School
Come learn how admin and teacher leaders' new vision for STEM education resulted in a 21st century environment that promotes critical thinking and collaboration. Neveln's LaunchPad will encourage students to learn and is transform your classroom.

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Blake Henely

Technology Integration Coach, Austin Public Schools
avatar for Josh McRae

Josh McRae

Tech Integrationist, Austin Public Schools
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Dewey Schara

Principal, Austin Public Schools


Tuesday December 13, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Lakeshore B

10:30am

Limitless Learning with Google Tools
Go beyond the traditional written Doc or Slides presentation to open opportunities for learners to discover the world by exploring 25 Google Tools to enrich their learning. See ideas to Build, Broadcast, Cite, Code, Connect, Compose, Design, Discover, Experience, Explore, Fly, Gesture, Keep, Listen, Map, Poll, Produce, Role-Play, Search Beyond, Track Changes, Traverse, Uncover, and Visualize.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Legatt

Jen Legatt

Library Media Specialist, Hopkins North Junior High
Jen Legatt is a media specialist and tech integrationist who is energized by engaging learners in meaningful, authentic ways. Envisioning how to expand learning experiences out of the walls and bells of traditional classrooms. Mom of two readers.


Tuesday December 13, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom B

10:30am

Making a Makerspace
See some cool tech-based maker devices, share design challenges, and discuss strategies for fostering support within your school community. You will learn some techniques for inspiring students with maker thinking by leveraging cutting-edge technologies by hearing the story from Bloomington Middle School.

Speakers
avatar for Charlie Beck

Charlie Beck

Media Director, Olson Middle School


Tuesday December 13, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Lakeshore A

10:30am

PBS ScratchJr: Creating Student Stories
Learn how to teach block programming using the PBS ScratchJr. app, and ways to implement ScratchJr. in elementary school classrooms to promote digital learning. You will also learn ways to introduce students to computational thinking concepts and practices that will help them become well-rounded learners. Join us for an hands-on demonstration. May contain commercial content.

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Leah Defenbaugh

STEM Outreach Manager, Twin Cities PBS


Tuesday December 13, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Nokomis

10:30am

Personalized Learning Plans using GAFE
Utilize the power of Google Classroom to create Personalized Learning opportunities for your students. This session is best if you have a working knowledge of Google Classroom and want to take it to the next level! We will demonstrate how to create a Template Class to share with other teachers and will also explore new updates added to Classroom.

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avatar for Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson

Digital Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
I've worked in education for 20+ years doing everything from teaching Social Studies to being a Dean and now I am a Digital Learning Coach.


Tuesday December 13, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom A3

10:30am

Presenting Live From ...Here, There, & Everywhere!
Tap into the award-winning power of TouchCast's easy-to-use free iPad app to create an engaging, interactive mobile recording studio with multi-cam control of extra iPads, green screen, onscreen pop-up documents, and screencasting whiteboard. With a simple green screen, empower your students to share their learning live from within the structures of a cell to the surface of the moon or the depths of the ocean and other amazing locations. Ditch classroom newsletters and replace them with simple-to-create student-produced videos that build students' speaking and presentation skills and make learning fun.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Turnbull

Chris Turnbull

Personalized Learning Specialist, Saint Paul Public Schools
Chris has been a technology integration and personalized learning specialist at the district level for the past 13 years and has been exploring various forms of flipped professional development delivery for the past five years as well as teaching teachers how to create flipped content for students in and beyond the classroom. She has been working with ways to implement iPads as a learning and teaching tool in the classroom for the past 3 years... Read More →


Tuesday December 13, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway D/E

10:30am

SCRUM it Up!
SCRUM it up! Learn how SCRUM, a project management process widely used in software development, can be adapted to educational settings to manage administrative initiatives, technology projects, and teaching & learning. You'll leave this session with an overview of SCRUM, be able to apply practical SCRUM techniques immediately in your work, and have knowledge of free and open-source tools for managing SCRUM.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Smart

Mike Smart

Innovation Coach, Intermediate District 287
Like to talk about... Innovation. Education. Teaching. Maker Movement. Performance Character. MOOCs. Japanese. Programming. Games. Books. Parenting. Geocaching. Soccer. Coaching. ... Whatever, really, except Antiques and Gardening.


Tuesday December 13, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway A

10:30am

STEM Challenge Centers
Foster students' independence and creative spirits by designing purposeful STEM challenges that connect to all subject areas. Seamlessly integrate the technology that you have available into your challenges through versatile tools like QR codes and camera functions.

Speakers
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Sarah Armstrong

Hayes Elementary Kindergarten Teacher, Fridley Public Schools
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Anthony Hansen

Teacher, Fridley Public Schools


Tuesday December 13, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 1

10:30am

Take your Google Classroom to the Next Level!
Utilize the power of Google Classroom to create Personalized Learning opportunities for your students. This session is best if you have a working knowledge of Google Classroom and want to take it to the next level! We will demonstrate how to create a Template Class to share with other teachers and will also explore new updates added to Classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jo Jacobson

Jo Jacobson

Digital Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
As a Digital Learning Coach (Technology Integration Specialist) for Eastern Carver County Schools in Minnesota. I service 1 elementary school and 1 middle school. I am a Google for Education Certified Trainer and have a Master's Degree in Education and a Technology License. I primarily work with Staff integrating technology and personalizing learning in the classroom. Our district is in the process of rolling out Chromebooks to grades 3-11... Read More →
avatar for Terah Robinson

Terah Robinson

Digital Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools


Tuesday December 13, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Regency

10:30am

Tech Coach Toolbox
Define what an effective tech coach does and provide resources and tools for successfully integrating technology in your school.

Speakers
avatar for Britta Leino

Britta Leino

Tech Coach, Crosby-Ironton Public School District #182


Tuesday December 13, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Lake Superior B

10:30am

The IT that nobody knows about….Innovation Teams
Implement Innovation Teams, teachers moving toward personalizing learning and innovations in their classrooms. This session will present the successes and challenges of the Innovation Team inception, and how we plan on turning these pockets of innovation and personalization learning into school-wide change.

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avatar for Mandy Froehlich

Mandy Froehlich

Director of Innovation & Technology, Ripon Area School District
Mandy Froehlich is the Director of Innovation and Technology for the Ripon Area School District in Ripon, Wisconsin where she supports and encourages educators to create innovative change in their classrooms. She is also an adjunct instructor for the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh in Instructional Technology, and believes that engaging pre-service teachers in recognizing the power of growing their professional learning network and innovation... Read More →


Tuesday December 13, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Harriet

10:30am

Tools to Support a Student Designed Learning Environment
Empower student participation by building a course as students experience it. Using a Hybrid structure, a traditional class expectations and a portfolio of learning outcomes, my students and I collaborated to create a new course in our district utilizing Google Apps, Moodle (our LMS), and working together on projects toward understanding and competency in power benchmarks.

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Tuesday December 13, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Calhoun