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Saturday, December 9
 

8:00am

#Teachfurther: Curriculum, Creativity, & Connections
Limited Capacity seats available

Join "#TeachFurther: Curriculum, Creativity, & Connections" to learn dynamic, interactive, & innovative Unit Planning! During this session, Teachers will collaborate and develop a Themed Unit. Here, teachers will identify a set of standards. Through the blending of rigorous curriculum, teachers will connect content with its real world application. Utilizing contents real world application, teachers will work in small groups to brainstorm community sponsors. Teachers will receive training on how to utilizing local supports and options to incorporate Community Outreach activities - disbursing student learning back into its community.
TeachFurther units will support teachers to easily bridge the gap between content and the age old question "Will we ever use this in the real world?!?" Lets take teaching one step further!

Speakers
avatar for Rae Hughart

Rae Hughart

6th Grade Math & ELA Teacher; Director of Training and Development at The Grid Method
Hello All! My name is Rae Hughart. I am honored to be a 6th Grade Math & ELA Teacher in Central Illinois! I have a passion for working as a family to make magic happen as we master Common Core Standards through Internship Opportunities sponsored by our local Community. | | Addi... Read More →


Saturday December 9, 2017 8:00am - 11:00am
St. Croix

8:00am

5 Steps To Grow Student Autonomy
Limited Capacity seats available

So much focus is on personalizing learning/creativity, and what teachers should do to make it happen. In reality, teachers can't personalize learning, only students can. Teachers can't schedule creativity, only encourage it. So how do we create the conditions for creativity/personalization to occur all day every day? For this type of learning culture, students need to be able to manage their own learning, behavior and be able to bring their ideas to life. Here are 5 steps to help them get there.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Wallace

Mark Wallace

Classroom Teacher, Edina Public Schools


Saturday December 9, 2017 8:00am - 11:00am
Skyway

8:00am

DIY: Direct It Yourself Music Video Creation
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to leverage music and video editing tools to bring curriculum to life with your students. Learn the process of making an original or a parody video - from song selection, to lyric composition, to music recording, to shooting and editing. This workshop, brought to you by the crew that brings you ridiculous intro videos each year at the TIES conference, will demonstrate various audio recording tools (Audacity, Garage Band, Soundtrap) and video tools (iMovie, WeVideo, other free online tools). Come ready to get creative and produce a collaborative video!

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 9, 2017 8:00am - 11:00am
Greenway D/E

8:00am

Finding Free Digital Resources for Your Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

The quality and availability of free digital learning resources has increased greatly in the past few years. In this session, we'll explore images, videos, interactive simulations, and other digital resources to make your classes more engaging. You'll leave with a library of resources and several ideas that you can put into practice in your classroom or professional learning.

Speakers
avatar for Jacob Givand

Jacob Givand

Online Learning Specialist, Robbinsdale Area Schools
OER, open educational resources, Schoology, instructional design, coding


Saturday December 9, 2017 8:00am - 11:00am
Greenway A

8:00am

Gamifying with Digital Scavenger Hunts
Limited Capacity seats available

Gamification is not just playing games in the classroom. It uses principles of game design and playing to enhance the learning in the classroom, to differentiate learning and to personalize the experience of the learner. We will explore gamification principles, preview two mobile apps, design a hunt and participate in one.

Speakers
avatar for Troy Cherry

Troy Cherry

Lead Education Technology Consultant, TIES
Conference Equipment Chair | Love: Googly things, Moodly things, Synergizing, iOS nerdery, blended and competency based learning.


Saturday December 9, 2017 8:00am - 11:00am
Greenway J

8:00am

Google Sites: No Longer the Google App Left Behind
Limited Capacity seats available

G Suite's one neglected element, as the rest of its tools have leapt forward, WAS Google Sites. That is no longer true. If you had written off Google Sites, or had never even bothered to try it, you are in for an incredible surprises. Google Sites is now a dynamic and engaging tool with innumerable classroom uses. Spend time exploring and playing with the fun elements and features that Google Sites now offers. The session will offer potential uses of Google Sites, both for teachers and for students „ with focused time looking at how this improve Google Sites app opens awesome options for Hyperdocs. But, you will likely find your head swimming with the possibilities that your own brain will generate. Tips and tricks will definitely be included, but much of the time will allow you the freedom of guided exploration. What could be more fun that discovering that even G Suite's former weakest link is now one of its strongest elements?

Speakers
avatar for Michael Main

Michael Main

Technology Coordinator, Carondelet Catholic School
Michael, who is certain he would be 5’8” if gravity would work in his favor, has been the technology coordinator at Carondelet Catholic School for just over 3 years. Before that, he spent over 20 years as a classroom teacher (English) at Cretin-Derham Hall. A huge fan of both... Read More →


Saturday December 9, 2017 8:00am - 11:00am
Greenway F/G

8:00am

Meet Micro:Bit - A Microprocessor Designed For Middle School
Limited Capacity seats available

In 2015, the UK began to distribute Micro:bits to all year 7 (6th grade) students with the goal of providing kids with tools to "get actively involved in writing software for computers and building new things, rather than being consumers of media" and to support its national computer science initiative. Two years later, they became available in the US. In this session, you'll be hands on with the Micro:bit and see how computer science and making can come together. Participants are welcome to purchase a Micro:bit Go bundle for $16.50 from SparkFun or Adafruit prior to attending, there will be some demo kits available to use as well.

Speakers
avatar for Tami Brass

Tami Brass

Director of Instructional Technology, St Paul Academy and Summit School
I've been teaching in and supporting 1:1 environments for over 15 years and most recently have been geeking out on making and computer science. Don't ask what level I'm on in Candy Crush...


Saturday December 9, 2017 8:00am - 11:00am
Greenway B/C

8:00am

Schoology Done Right!
Limited Capacity seats available

Schoology is the fastest growing Learning Management System for a reason. It's focussed on providing the tools needed to for all stakeholders to learn and to stay informed in an educational community. Join me for a deep dive into Schoology best practices including quality course design, eliminating clicks to enhance and speed up learning opportunities, increasing student agency via personalized learning and content based mastery course structure, and embedding external content and tools into Schoology to make it a one stop shop for all students, teachers, administrators, and parents. No matter what your Schoology skill level, you will come away from this workshop with multiple tricks and tips, as well as with sound pedagogical strategies to create better online learning content for learners of all ages.

Speakers
avatar for Cory Klinge

Cory Klinge

Instructional Excellence Coordinator, Eden Prairie Schools, MN
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 St Mar... Read More →


Saturday December 9, 2017 8:00am - 11:00am
Greenway H/I

8:00am

G Suite Admin Console Technical Retreat
Limited Capacity seats available

The default admin console does not come configured for a school environment - in fact it's quite the opposite. This one day technical retreat will begin by walking through how to migrate to G Suite and ensure you're going down the right road for your school's Google journey. The day continues with a deep dive into the admin console and what services and settings you really need to change for your staff and more importantly, students. We will include tips and tricks for user provisioning and management.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Benson

Melissa Benson

Google for Education Consultant, Amplified IT
Melissa Benson is a Certified Google Apps Administrator and a Google Apps Consultant for Amplified IT. Melissa began working with the GAFE Admin Console in 2007 where she helped implement and integrate Google Apps and Chromebooks into multiple K-12 school districts. Now, as part... Read More →


Saturday December 9, 2017 8:00am - 4:00pm
Lake Superior A/B

11:30am

Teacher Self-Care 101
We intuitively know how important it is to take excellent care of ourselves, but as busy teachers, that task can feel impossible. In this session, teachers will explore the ways their self-care is intricately and intimately ​tied to teaching for social justice (equity work) as well as student achievement-- not to mention the most important thing: the mental, emotional, and heart (as in soul) health of a school's most important professional capital: healthy, happy teachers!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Niedzielski

Jennifer Niedzielski

Founder, Present Teacher
Jennifer is the creator and founder of Present Teacher Training. Jen is currently researching teacher emotional and spiritual well-being through mindfulness practices at the University of Minnesota. Jennifer has 20 years combined experience as a public school teacher and teacher... Read More →


Saturday December 9, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Lakeshore Ballroom

1:00pm

Building Brilliant Breakout EDU
Limited Capacity seats available

Breakout EDU is the immersive learning games platform. The Breakout EDU kit allows for the facilitation of games where players use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open the locked box. We will also explore Digital Breakouts. Participants will first experience a Breakout EDU game, then you will have a chance to explore existing games and finally you will create a game of your own.

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.


Saturday December 9, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Skyway

1:00pm

Gamifying Digital Citizenship
Limited Capacity seats available

Ready to learn how to make digital citizenship fun and engaging for your students? Curious about the resources out there to get started? We will cover ways to implement digital citizenship in your classroom, whether through game-based learning or gamification. Being a good citizen in the digital age means more than signing a policy at the beginning of the year, and in this workshop you will learn how to embed best practices and make learning fun for your students!

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Protivinsky

Ashley Protivinsky

Tech Consultant, TIES


Saturday December 9, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Greenway D/E

1:00pm

Maximize Learning with Nearpod®
Limited Capacity seats available

Experience Nearpod® firsthand in this hands on experience. Nearpod® is an invaluable tool in the 1:1 classroom and beyond. With Nearpod® educators, leaders and learners can interact, collect data, manage behavior, work independently and so much more. In this session attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a live Nearpod® session that incorporates quizzes, polls, open ended questions, and drawing; create their own accounts; hear tips on work with Google and Nearpod®; and learn tips and tricks for managing Nearpod® content. Plan on rolling up your sleeves and delving into the wonderful world of Nearpod®!

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. Dihanna is a new grandmother and will happily share pictures of her beautiful grandson! She taught Spanish for 26 years and holds a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on technology from the University o... Read More →


Saturday December 9, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Greenway F/G

1:00pm

Microsoft Teaching and Learning Solutions for the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

With Microsoft teaching and learning solutions for the classroom, itÍs as easy as ONE. One place to create all of your lessons, one place to share with students and one place to create student portfolios, projects and collaborative class creations. The attendees will learn about OneNote solutions for the classroom - including Class Notebooks, Learning Tools, Office Mix, Sway, and how OneNote, Office365, and Teams work together.

Speakers

Saturday December 9, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Greenway J

1:00pm

Technology Coach Connection
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop is intended to increase collaboration between tech coaches, tech mentors, and digital learning specialists. Whether a teacher on special assignment, or just a building leader, this session will be participant-centered with a flexible agenda, collaborative resources, and a lot of sharing of techniques and tricks. Some beginning topics will include device access and equity, LMS use, structuring training, and the art of coaching others in digital learning.

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 cha... Read More →


Saturday December 9, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Greenway H/I

1:00pm

The Hierarchy of Needs for Innovation & Divergent Teaching
Limited Capacity seats available

What is necessary in a district to really grow together into a climate and culture of innovation and support of divergent thinking? We will talk about the Innovation Hierarchy of Needs, and what administration & teacher leaders can do to establish these necessary components: growth/innovator's mindset, climate & culture, creating a common language, and effective support and leadership. We can support innovation with the right pieces in place even with constraints and new initiatives. We will work on some reflective activities to determine where each participant's needs are, discussion amongst participants to push thinking, and finally develop personalized plans for moving pockets of innovative people forward.

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Froehlich

Mandy Froehlich

Director of Innovation & Technology, Ripon Area School District
Mandy Froehlich is the Director of Innovation and Technology at the Ripon Area School District in Wisconsin where she supports educators in creating innovative change in their classrooms. In addition, Mandy is a keynote speaker with a passion for re-engaging teachers into their p... Read More →


Saturday December 9, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Greenway A

1:00pm

Transforming Stress and Burn Out
Limited Capacity seats available

Stress is actually functional and important to our personal and professional growth, yet few of us are trained to handle the stress-load of a modern teacher. In this highly experiential session, teachers will have the opportunity to explore and experience the fundamentals of mindfulness , learn about the nature of the mind , explore the origins of teacher stress, gain insight about the the 3 stages of teacher burnout, and explore the ways unchecked burnout manifests in the classroom setting and relationships with students.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Niedzielski

Jennifer Niedzielski

Founder, Present Teacher
Jennifer is the creator and founder of Present Teacher Training. Jen is currently researching teacher emotional and spiritual well-being through mindfulness practices at the University of Minnesota. Jennifer has 20 years combined experience as a public school teacher and teacher... Read More →


Saturday December 9, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Northstar B
 
Sunday, December 10
 

8:00am

Avoid Death by Powerpoint and Inject Creativity into Your Lessons
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking for new, brain based, and innovative methods of delivering instruction and facilitating learning in your classroom? Need alternatives to slideshow presentations, such as PowerPoint? Are you interested in adding more student-centered strategies to your teaching toolbox? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, this workshop is for you. During his workshop, Oskar will show you how to improve direct instruction to avoid cognitive overload, gamify lesson delivery, and use media such as web pages, videos, infographics, blogs, Twitter and other apps to enhance student learning, inject creativity, provide more learning choices, and amplify student voice with technology. You will also learn some quick ways to collect immediate feedback on student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Oskar Cymerman

Oskar Cymerman

Teacher, Writer, Host, Speaker, Focus 2 Achieve
Oskar is interested in brain-based learning. He spends a lot of time learning about how the human brain acquires, processes, and encodes information. He aims to design lessons and to teach in ways that take advantage of how his students' brains learn. He believes success skills s... Read More →


Sunday December 10, 2017 8:00am - 11:00am
Greenway F/G

8:00am

Beyond the Hour of Code
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we will guide participants through stations with options to expand student knowledge with coding with robotics and raspberry pi.

Speakers
avatar for Diana Fenton

Diana Fenton

Assistant Professor, College of St. Benedict/St. John's University
Diana Fenton is an educator with 15 years of experience teaching middle level science and college courses. She is currently working in teacher preparation at the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University, both in Minnesota, and with practicing professionals in the Maste... Read More →
avatar for Angie Kalthoff

Angie Kalthoff

Code.org Facilitator, Code.org


Sunday December 10, 2017 8:00am - 11:00am
Greenway H/I

8:00am

Classroom Video Production: Tell the Story!
Limited Capacity seats available

Classroom Video Production - Tap into student creativity and collaboration with video production in the classroom. This session will explore how to teach students to create content responsibly to tell the story of their learning.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Stalnaker

Kathy Stalnaker

English/Language Arts Teacher, Spring Lake Park High School
9th Grade English/Language Arts Teacher at Spring Lake Park High School


Sunday December 10, 2017 8:00am - 11:00am
Northstar B

8:00am

Classroom Workflows with iOS 11
Limited Capacity seats available

With iOS 11, there are more ways than ever to facilitate classroom workflows with your students. From using the Classroom app, to using your Google Drive with Apple's free tools we will have great hands-on activities that will help you use your iPads to their full potential.

Speakers
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Corey Anderson

Systems Engineer, Apple, Inc.
Systems Engineer at Apple, Inc.
avatar for Jason Molesky

Jason Molesky

K12 Development Executive, Apple


Sunday December 10, 2017 8:00am - 11:00am
Skyway

8:00am

Making Culture: Changing How Students Experience Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Why does your school exist? What is the number one reason teachers come to work each day? How frequently are students so engaged in what they're learning that they lose track of time? How similarly would teachers, students, parents and administrators respond to these questions? 

In this session, participants will discover how answers to these and other questions led to the implementation of a shared vision and narrative for problem and product based learning at Chippewa Middle School. We'll discuss how to create conditions necessary for shifting your school's learning culture, and deepen understanding of how through making and problem solving, any school can produce world class learners capable of close observation, inquiry, empathy, wonder, design, and problem solving.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Reetz

Rob Reetz

Principal, Mounds View Public Schools, Chippewa Middle School
I am the principal of a STEAM middle school in the Mounds View Public School district. We are in year three of a new vision for STEAM, which includes a positive performance intervention system that develops and recognizes students' performance character. Our goal is to create con... Read More →


Sunday December 10, 2017 8:00am - 11:00am
Greenway J

8:00am

Personalized Learning for the Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore how one PLE (personalized learning environment) fourth grade classroom uses technology, Google for Education, and a variety of online programs to instruct, manage, inspire and communicate with their learners and their families. This session will give the audience the opportunity to delve into the voice and choice of playlists while sampling some of the resources that contribute to making them personalized. Resources for record keeping,classroom management and keeping families in the loop will also be demonstrated.

Bring your laptops to dig into this hands-on learning experience.

Speakers
TD

Terry Day

Fourth Grade Teacher


Sunday December 10, 2017 8:00am - 11:00am
Greenway B/C

8:00am

Sailing The 4Cs to the Land of the Connected Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Join me on this voyage as we discover web-based technologies that enhance your instruction with the 4Cs as well as lesson ideas for integration. Discover how to leverage creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication to create a personalized digital learning environment. Use technology and the 4 CÍs in creating assessments, project-based learning, and global communication to foster student choice in their learning and enhance your innovative classroom environment.

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Froehlich

Mandy Froehlich

Director of Innovation & Technology, Ripon Area School District
Mandy Froehlich is the Director of Innovation and Technology at the Ripon Area School District in Wisconsin where she supports educators in creating innovative change in their classrooms. In addition, Mandy is a keynote speaker with a passion for re-engaging teachers into their p... Read More →


Sunday December 10, 2017 8:00am - 11:00am
Greenway A

8:00am

Technology that Transforms Your Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Technology is readily available in elementary classrooms, but can it really affect student learning? You've heard the warnings: how much technology is too much? Can technology activities facilitate learning, focus student attention, and provide additional experiences, or is it all hype? In this session we will explore the best ways to integrate technology into your classroom. We will look at tools that support student success, provide extended learning, increase communication and student voice, and successfully make the most of the technology available.

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... Read More →


Sunday December 10, 2017 8:00am - 11:00am
St. Croix

8:00am

Young Learners in a Digital World
Limited Capacity seats available

This interactive session will address the topic of digital literacy, engagement and learning of the 21st Century K-2 learners. Lesson design for whole language learning in a global perspective has been crafted in this teacherÍs classroom, with digital citizenship in mind. Bring your own device and be ready to explore many apps. I will model how they fit into the SAMR model, and how to hit ISTE standards at the same time.

Speakers
avatar for Gloriann Heikes

Gloriann Heikes

Teacher Gr.1, West Elementary School
I'm a 1st grade teacher in Hutchinson, MN . I teach in a globally connected classroom. I love technology, and a device is never too far from my fingertips! My students love meeting others from around the world through Skype, Twitter, Zoom and Google Hangout.



Sunday December 10, 2017 8:00am - 11:00am
Greenway D/E

8:00am

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 Development & Outreach Facilitator, TIES
I am passionate about learning, reading, teaching, and helping educators use technology to enhance the learning experience for students.


Sunday December 10, 2017 8:00am - 4:00pm
Regency

8:00am

Google Certified Admin Bootcamp and Exam
Limited Capacity seats available

This intensive one day training is focused on providing all the skills and understanding necessary to achieve the Google Certified Administrator credential. All areas of the G Suite Admin Console as related to the exam are clearly and concisely covered. An extra focus is placed on the educational K-12 application and how it relates to the exam material. The day concludes with participants taking the Google Certified Admin exam. Price includes exam fees.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Benson

Melissa Benson

Google for Education Consultant, Amplified IT
Melissa Benson is a Certified Google Apps Administrator and a Google Apps Consultant for Amplified IT. Melissa began working with the GAFE Admin Console in 2007 where she helped implement and integrate Google Apps and Chromebooks into multiple K-12 school districts. Now, as part... Read More →


Sunday December 10, 2017 8:00am - 4:00pm
Lake Superior A/B

11:30am

Classroom Models That Foster Student Agency and Authentic Work
This interactive keynote will focus on "small chunks of time" and course-level redesigns that foster deeper learning, student agency, and authentic work. We will learn about and discuss various classroom models that empower students to do amazing, energizing work!

Speakers
avatar for Scott McLeod

Scott McLeod

Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver
Associate Professor. Founding Director, CASTLE. Blogger. Idea generator. Solution builder. Agitator. Catalyst. “If the leaders don’t get it, it’s not going to happen.” | @mcleod


Sunday December 10, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Lakeshore Ballroom

1:00pm

3-2-1 Tell Your Story with an Amazing Free Classroom Studio
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 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 tell the story of your classroom or school with simple-to-create student-produced videos that build students' speaking and presentation skills and make learning fun. Great for highlighting 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 district level technology integration and personalized learning specialist for the past 15 years, exploring various forms of flipped professional development & supporting iPads as a learning and teaching tool in 1:1 PreK-12 classrooms with over 40,000 iPads. She... Read More →


Sunday December 10, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
St. Croix

1:00pm

Advanced Seesaw Training
Limited Capacity seats available

Now that you are using Seesaw, dive into more of the advanced settings that will transform your teaching.  Be ready to use your device as you take a Gallery Walk as you explore several examples of how Seesaw can be used in your classroom.  We will talk Folders, and attaching Skills to posted work.  We will also look at the new Activities Library and create some for your classroom.  I have GREAT templates to share.  I will also share my Seesaw Blog and the many things you can do to start creating a Global Classroom.  Come with questions and ideas as I want this workshop to fit your needs!

Speakers
avatar for Britt Theis

Britt Theis

1st Grade Teacher, Edina Public Schools
I am a 1st grade teacher who is trying to figure out different ways my students can learn and share through technology. The more opportunities my students have for voice and choice, and can get feedback from as many different people as possible, the better! I am a Seesaw Ambass... Read More →


Sunday December 10, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Greenway D/E

1:00pm

Bring the World to Your Classroom!
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session we will explore the multitude of ways to bring virtual field trips to your classroom. You will have hands-on experience with Google Expeditions, Discovery VR, Youtube 360 Videos, Nearpod virtual field trips, and field trips through CILC, the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration.

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... Read More →


Sunday December 10, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Minnehaha

1:00pm

Creating Hyperdocs for Your Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to build an inclusive, yet collaborative (if wanted) lesson. "HyperDoc is a digital document-such as a Google Doc-where all components of a learning cycle have been pulled together into one central hub." In this session you will discover how to incorporate your lessons into Google Docs and Slides. There will be time for hands-on building of your own HyperDoc so bring lessons you want to transform.

Speakers
avatar for Cyndy Harrison

Cyndy Harrison

Educational Technology Consultant, TIES
Cyndy is an Education Technology Consultant with TIES Education in St. Paul. She is 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 Master’s of Education in Curriculum and... Read More →


Sunday December 10, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Northstar B

1:00pm

Deploying and Managing iPads with Modern Tools
Limited Capacity seats available

The iPad has never been easier to manage and deploy. In this workshop you'll learn how to use Mobile Device Management and Apple School Manager to make deploying and managing your iPads hands-off, wireless, and super easy. If you've been managing iPads with Apple Configurator and without a Mobile Device Management solution, this session is for you!

Speakers
avatar for Pete Markham

Pete Markham

Systems Engineer, Apple
I'm a Systems Engineer at Apple, Inc. I work only with K-12 Education institutions in Minnesota and North Dakota. I am an expert in all things iPad and all things Mac in an Education environment.


Sunday December 10, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Skyway

1:00pm

Elementary Engineers: Introducing the Design Process in K-5
Limited Capacity seats available

Dip your toes into the design process for elementary students! More than ever, students need to learn how to think out of the box, approach new learning with tenacity, and build problem-solving skills for their future. This hands-on session will allow you to walk away feeling confident and prepared to implement the design process in your own classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Vernier

Lindsay Vernier

Technology Integration Specialist
Educators naturally wear an abundance of "hats" throughout their career. I'm so proud to have worn the many hats of Middle School Language Arts Teacher, Middle School Instructional Technology Specialist, and now Elementary Technology Integration Specialist. | When I'm not shoppi... Read More →



Sunday December 10, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Greenway H/I

1:00pm

Integrate Digital Skills and CS First to Your Core Content
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a classroom application of two free tools created by Google to integrate computer science into your middle and high school core content courses. First, we will dive into Applied Digital Skills, lessons created to support 21st Century skill development within your content area. Then we will dig into GoogleÍs Computer Science (CS) First program which introduces programming to students through a variety of themes such as music, art and game design. This is not a workshop to help teach computer science classes, more to increase the fluency and application of digital skills across core content areas.

Speakers
avatar for Angie Kalthoff

Angie Kalthoff

Code.org Facilitator, Code.org
avatar for Eric Simmons

Eric Simmons

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


Sunday December 10, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Greenway J

1:00pm

Redesigning Lessons to Enhance Deeper Learning and Student Agency
Limited Capacity seats available

Unfortunately, we often find that our deep investments in learning technologies aren't paying off for us as we had hoped. This very interactive, hands-on workshop is for educators who wish to push their technology-infused pedagogy to new levels. We will blow right through TPACK and SAMR and use the trudacot technology integration discussion protocol to design and redesign classroom lessons and units across various grade levels and subject areas. We will use actual lesson plans and video exemplars to facilitate our work. Bring a computer, a willingness to rethink learning and teaching, a lack of defensiveness, and an eagerness to redesign, please. This session is for principals, instructional coaches, and technology integrationists.

Speakers
avatar for Scott McLeod

Scott McLeod

Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver
Associate Professor. Founding Director, CASTLE. Blogger. Idea generator. Solution builder. Agitator. Catalyst. “If the leaders don’t get it, it’s not going to happen.” | @mcleod


Sunday December 10, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Greenway B/C
 
Monday, December 11
 

7:30am

#TIES17 First Timers Session
First time attending the TIES Education Technology Conference? Come and learn from the zen masters how to get the most out of your conference experience.

Speakers
avatar for Troy Cherry

Troy Cherry

Lead Education Technology Consultant, TIES
Conference Equipment Chair | Love: Googly things, Moodly things, Synergizing, iOS nerdery, blended and competency based 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 initiat... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 7:30am - 8:00am
Regency

8:30am

The Power of Voice in the Digital Age
When technology is used effectively and responsibly we have the ability to share many things, including our thoughts, ideas, and learning in a variety of ways. In some cases, these thoughts can drive change from how we learn to even greater change within our social and political systems. We also need to have a strong understanding of what being a Digital Citizen truly means. The key is to leverage the use of our "voice" as a catalyst for representing and presenting our thinking. This keynote will take a close look at how technology can and is being used as a conduit for our voice.

Speakers
avatar for Ken Shelton

Ken Shelton

Global Keynote Specialist and Education Technology Strategist, EdTechTeam


Monday December 11, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Nicollet A/B/C/D

8:30am

Leadership Seminar
New information landscapes… new economic landscapes… new learning landscapes… In this hands-on, discussion-rich workshop, we will examine what leaders in innovative schools do di erently to prepare students and graduates for a rapidly-changing, digital, and global world. Please bring a tablet or laptop computer, an open mind, and a willingness to rethink and redesign leadership practices and school/classroom structures. Principals, superintendents, central o ce administrators, school board members, and teacher leader groups are encouraged

Speakers
avatar for Scott McLeod

Scott McLeod

Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver
Associate Professor. Founding Director, CASTLE. Blogger. Idea generator. Solution builder. Agitator. Catalyst. “If the leaders don’t get it, it’s not going to happen.” | @mcleod


Monday December 11, 2017 8:30am - 3:50pm
Northstar Ballroom B

10:30am

BreakoutEDU: Attack of the Locks
"Breakout EDU is the immersive games platform for learners of all ages. In Breakout EDU games, players work collaboratively to solve a series of critical thinking puzzles in order to open a locked box." Come learn more and play a Breakout EDU game! 

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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 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Executive Boardroom

10:30am

Courageous Edventures: Leading Second Order Change
In this session, hear from keynoter Jennie Magiera about leading second order change in your school or district. Explore how you can help lead transformative initiatives in your school and guide the entire community forward down a path toward greater innovation and opportunity. Explore how to engage resistant colleagues and hear stories about how this was achieved in two Chicago districts.

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Monday December 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom C

10:30am

Encouraging Curiosity through STEAM Outside the Classroom
What happens outside the classroom? How do we inspire self-learning? What can we do to involve parents as a part of the learning process? How do we connect youth to opportunities? These are some of the questions and challenges we often face as educators. We’ll talk about methodologies, tools and models on how to impact their growth inside and outside of the classroom.

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avatar for Rebecca Garcia

Rebecca Garcia

Hello World Foundation
Rebecca Garcia is the co-founder of CoderDojo NYC and currently works at the Hello World Foundation, supporting CoderDojo; a global non-profit movement of free coding clubs for youth. She was awarded as a U.S. White House Champion of Change for her work to connect young learners... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway B/C

10:30am

Google Classroom. Nuts. Bolts. Accessories.
This session will not only introduce you to Google Classroom (and why teachers are using it) but also show you how to set up and deploy Google Classroom. We will also look at some of the best third party educational titles that support Google Classroom and how to add them then finish the session up with come Google Classroom Tips and Tricks.

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avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Speaker, Fisher Technologies
K-12 EdTech Conference Presenter


Monday December 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Nicollet A

10:30am

Level Up: Five Ways to Gamify Your Class
The face of instruction is changing, as educators often struggle to engage students. Gamification, or applying game mechanics to non-traditional settings, has proved to be an innovative and effective way to capture the interest of today's learners. In this session, educators will create a basic template to help them begin the process of gamifying their classroom for little or no money.

After attending this session, participants will:
- understand what gamification in education means, and how it will help to engage students.
- understand the difference between gamification and game-based learning.
- begin to create a gamification model.
- learn other resources to gamify for little or no cost.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Thomas

Sarah Thomas

Founder, EduMatch
Sarah Thomas, PhD is a Regional Technology Coordinator in Prince George’s County Public Schools. She is also a Google Certified Innovator, Google Education Trainer, and the founder of the #EduMatch movement, a project that empowers educators to make global connections across c... Read More →



Monday December 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Regency

10:30am

Mission Possible: Getting Students to Use Technology Purposefully
How do we transform activities into purposeful learning? Daily, our students use digital devices, web tools, and apps to communicate, share and learn what matters to them. We can help our digital lessons matter to our students by transforming them into meaningful learning missions. Join Shelly Sanchez Terrell on a fun learning adventure where we will create and go on digital learning missions. In the process, we discover how to use fun free web tools and apps in the process of accomplishing meaningful learning missions.

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Founder/Author/International Speaker/Teacher Trainer/Elearning Specialist, The 30 Goals Challenge
Shelly Sanchez Terrell is a teacher trainer, elearning specialist, and the author of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching and Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones and BYOT. She has trained teachers and taught language learners in over 20 countries as an invited guest expert by organizations, like UNESCO Bangkok, Cultura Iglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, HUPE Croatia, the IATEFL YLTSIG, and VenTESOL. She is the instructional designer for... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Nicollet B/C

10:30am

The Indestructible Hyperdoc
So you planned an amazing activity via Google Docs or Slides. You're so excited about all the collaboration that is going to take place. You create the assignment via Google Classroom, but instead it is a huge failure. Students are fighting over who is typing where. They delete your directions. They are deleting each other's responses. What a mess! Let's chat about how to streamline the learning experience by creating what I call, "The Indestructible Hyperdoc!"

Speakers
avatar for Lance Yoder

Lance Yoder

Technology Coordinator, MSD of Steuben County
Lance Yoder is the technology coordinator for MSD of Steuben County. His previous experience as a fourth grade teacher helps him understand the importance of utilizing technology as a creative and unique means to express learning. He is a Google Certified Educator, Trainer, and A... Read More →



Monday December 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway D/E

10:30am

#mncodes: Changing the Course of Computer Science Education in MN
Join us to learn about the MN Coding in the Classroom Leadership Cohort, an initiative of the non-profit Code Savvy, composed of 30 K-12th grade educators from across MN who meet monthly to explore, develop and share resources for integrating computer science into all classrooms. Attendees will experience hands-on activities for all learners, and will access resources for both curriculum integration & PD. Come, explore ideas and resources to integrate computer science into any classroom!

Speakers
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Andrea Wilson Vazquez

Makerspace Teacher, District 287


Monday December 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom B

10:30am

Brick and Mortar School Libraries in the Digital Age
Today’s reality is that readers and information seekers are having increasingly less need to visit a physical library to meet their basic information needs. Digital information sources, readily accessed from classroom, home or mobile computing devices, are the choice of many learners and teachers. How can these large physical spaces in our schools be re-purposed for greater educational impact?

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Monday December 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway F/G

10:30am

Create A Scavenger Hunt Integrating Art, Music, & Technology
Join us for an overview of integrating music and art based upon Antonio Vivaldi's work, The Four Seasons. Discover how we used these ideas to create an interactive electronic scavenger hunt for our elementary students and parents. Learn how to create your own digital scavenger hunt using programs like ChatterPix, iMovie, Aurasma, and ActionBound.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Harrison

Jeremy Harrison

Teacher, Eau Claire Area School District
Jeremy Harrison has been teaching in the Eau Claire Area School District since 2000. He spent 11 years working as a traditional middle school math and science teacher with experience in theater design and construction. He is currently in his 6th year teaching at the public Monte... Read More →
avatar for Kelly House

Kelly House

Art Educator, Eau Claire Area School District
Kelly House has been instructing art at CVMCS going on 6 years. She is currently focused on transitioning her students from a traditional art room to a studio environment, where children are free to research, explore media, and develop ideas to create original art work.
avatar for Traci Ohlmann

Traci Ohlmann

Music Educator (Vocal/General), Eau Claire Area School District
Traci Ohlmann has been a vocal and general music educator for almost 30 years. She teaches elementary music at the Chippewa Valley Montessori and vocal and general music at Northstar Middle School, both public schools in the Eau Claire Area School District. Traci has a B.A. in mu... Read More →



Monday December 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway A

10:30am

Development of a Self-Paced Middle School Digital Fab Lab Course
In this session, hear about lessons learned from the development of a middle school digital fab lab course. The course was designed to teach 6th grade (11-12 y.o.) students how to create digital 2D designs in CorelDRAW x8 and 3D designs in Autodesk Inventor Professional 2017. Additionally, students began work on a video-based reflective digital portfolio, and began curating a Personal Learning Network.

Speakers
avatar for Boyd Weiger

Boyd Weiger

Integrated Science Teacher, Mounds View


Monday December 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Lake Superior B

10:30am

Do You Copy-Right: Understanding in a Digital Age of Learning
In a digital world where we constantly are digitizing our content and using a variety of media with ourselves and our students, it is important that we understand the current state of copyright practice in schools. Come and learn some of the do's and do not's when it comes to compliance and how you can help build this culture in your educational setting.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Athas

Aaron Athas

Library Media Specialist, Eau Claire Area School District


Monday December 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom A2

10:30am

Empower You, Inspire Them!
Edtech companies continue to emerge, offering teachers timesaving instructional tools to better manage and engage students in our quest to increase achievement. How do we sort through this labyrinth of shiny objects to find the right tool for the right job? And how do we know when tech is best? This interactive session will help you break down the different categories of online resources, where to locate them and explore how they might work for you, your students, and your colleagues.

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avatar for Carolyn Fruin

Carolyn Fruin

Instructional Effectiveness Program Manager, Capella University - SOE



Monday December 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway H/I

10:30am

G Suite Health Check - Open Your Mouth And Say Google
The Admin Console has hundreds of policy settings and controls. Do you have them all set correctly for a K-12 space ? G Suite does not come configured out of the box for Education. In this session we will look at common pitfalls and best practices for getting your G Suite Domain setup appropriately for staff and students. Get a glimpse into our ground breaking Google for Education Audit and learn about some much needed changes you can make to safeguard your environment. May contain commercial content.

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avatar for Melissa Benson

Melissa Benson

Google for Education Consultant, Amplified IT
Melissa Benson is a Certified Google Apps Administrator and a Google Apps Consultant for Amplified IT. Melissa began working with the GAFE Admin Console in 2007 where she helped implement and integrate Google Apps and Chromebooks into multiple K-12 school districts. Now, as part... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Northstar Ballroom A

10:30am

Gaming, Engagement, and Learning
Games provide fun and motivation for those who play them. Game designers are able to implement exciting game mechanics into their games, which increase motivation and engagement. In this session, you will learn some basic game mechanics and how to apply them to your curriculum, increasing the motivation and engagement of your students.

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Monday December 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Lakeshore B

10:30am

Humanizing our Digital Pedagogy
A positive relationship between a teacher and student has a strong, positive effect on learning. As we shift more and more toward digital curriculum, hybrid and online learning, those relationships can become more distant, generic, and harder to maintain. In this session we'll examine what's known about the impact of relationships and explore steps that teachers can take to establish and maintain strong relationships while leveraging digital curriculum.

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avatar for Jeff Plaman

Jeff Plaman

Online and Digital Learning Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education
I'm a Pedagogy Nerd. Ask me about how to avoid #ShinyObjectSyndrome


Monday December 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

10:30am

HyperDocs - Using Google To Add Personalization To Learning
Learn how to make learning hands-on, self-directed, interactive, and personalized with Hyperdocs. HyperDocs are more than linked documents. They are interactive, pedagogically based digital lessons created to give students more choice and pacing options.

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Renee Reszel

Library Media Specialist, Ripon Area School District
I am a new Library Media Specialist in the Ripon Area School District. I would love to communicate with people on how they implement technology into their schedules and encourage teachers to use technology as a tool to share/present student learning.
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Renee Schoff

Teacher/Technology Coach


Monday December 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Minnetonka

10:30am

Keyboarding Online – Real Skills. Prevent Hunting and Pecking!
Keyboarding Online: Cutting edge web-based keyboarding programs. Discuss common problems teaching keyboarding and share solutions using the latest in web-based technology. See how to teach keyboarding on the iPad, tablets, or Chromebooks. Individualize instruction to slow or fast learners. Track student’s progress online. No software or plug-ins to install! Unique features that break hunting and pecking habits! Free keyboarding posters! Free 60-Day Trial! May contain commercial content.

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Monday December 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Isles

10:30am

Maximize Chromebooks in Your Classroom.
Join the Digital Learning Coaches of Eastern Carver County as we explore and discuss how to maximize the use of Chromebooks in the classroom. Eastern Carver County is a 1:1 Chromebook district from grades 2-12. Kindergarten and 1st grade students have 15 touch screens in each classroom. Attendees will work with apps, extensions, expectations, and how to best personalize learning using Chromebooks.



Speakers
avatar for Jared Van Aalsburg

Jared Van Aalsburg

Digital Learning Coach, ISD 112
After 15 years in the classroom, I am now working as a Digital Learning Coach (Technology Integration Specialist) for Eastern Carver County Schools in Minnesota. I work with students K-12 and love my job! I am a Google for Education Certified teacher, have my Masters in Education... Read More →
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 pri... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Nicollet D

10:30am

Moving Beyond the iPad in Early Childhood
You’ve got iPads and Smart TV’s but now what? It's time to move past YouTube videos and apps to helping Preschool students use technology to expand their learning beyond the classroom. We will focus on using Google, SeeSaw, Smartboards/ Smart TV and iPad apps to propel students’ learning and boost creativity as well as interact with families. See what two ECSE teachers are doing to create a balance between technology and face to face activities. Also good for early primary.


Monday December 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Calhoun

10:30am

NatGeo Inquiry + Hyperdocs in the Waconia Edible Classroom
Learn how Waconia Middle School students are utilizing the National Geographic Inquiry Process in conjunction with Google Drive Hyperdocs to take on agricultural and sustainability issues. Students exercise 21st Century skills and hands-on learning in the classroom, in our edible garden, and throughout their local community.

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avatar for Mandy Bellm

Mandy Bellm

Media and Digital Learning Coordinator, Waconia Middle School
Former Math & Spanish teacher, current librarian and technology integration coordinator serving in a dual-role middle school position. This is my 10th year in the Waconia district; also an EdTech blogger, Minecraft EDU enthusiast, author and runner.
avatar for Michele Melius

Michele Melius

Teacher, Waconia Middle School
Hi! I am a 7th and 8th grade US History and Global studies teacher at Waconia Middle School. I am also the manager of The Edible Classroom and Orchard-a 1 ½ acre outdoor classroom that helps students learn the soil to table process for the foods they eat and the pollinators that... Read More →



Monday December 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway J

10:30am

P3: Purpose, Passion, Possibilities -Leading Today’s Learners
In this session, the presenter will take school leaders on an in depth, self-reflective journey that will force participants to view with a critical eye who they are as the leaders of their schools and districts, including the intentionality behind all aspects of their practice. This session is certain to take participants to higher levels of leadership effectiveness and joy in their work as they unpack the purpose, passion, and possibilities of preparing students for the world of tomorrow.

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avatar for Dr. Dawn Benaitis

Dr. Dawn Benaitis

Director of Professional Development, Discovery Education
An acknowledged thought leader dedicated to supporting the success of each learner, Dr. Dawn Benaitis has nearly 25 years of experience in the fields of education and professional learning. Benaitis has held the roles of teacher, reading specialist, special education coordinator, principal, and assistant superintendent for curriculum and... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Cedar

10:30am

PBS ScratchJr: Creating Student Stories
Learn how to teach block programming using the PBS Kids 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 a hands-on demonstration. May contain commercial content.

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Monday December 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Minnehaha

10:30am

Print or Digital? That is the Question!
In the era of 1:1 many educators (and parents) hold tight to students reading "real" books. Print books bound by a publisher. Others say we need to "get with the times" and allow our students to be immersed in digital content. But what does the research really say? What is our responsibility to provide conditions for engagement, authentic learning, and balanced brain development? Come hear not only the research, but also practical ways to avoid the either/or and land in near perfect balance.


Monday December 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Harriet

10:30am

Remind in Action Top 10 Tips
The use of the communication tool Remind in schools has swept the nation and is now almost a commonplace tool for communicating with families, students, and student groups. During this session, Dave will be sharing the TOP TEN TIPS for using Remind. This list was crowdsourced through FlipGrid and a collaboration with Remind. Whether you are new to Remind or if you are a Remind Certified Educator - you will learn something new that you will be able to use in your classroom this week!

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avatar for Dave Blanchard

Dave Blanchard

District Curriculum Coordinator, Cambridge-Isanti Schools
I am a District Curriculum and PD Coordinator for Cambridge-Isanti Schools. I am very excited to have the opportunity to be involved education during a time where incredible technology is in the hands of students! I enjoy exploring the latest pieces educational technology and col... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
St. Croix

10:30am

Teaching Students to Create Virtual Reality to Transform Learning
This session will explain how we have taught students to create virtual reality (VR) environments to display their learning in many subject areas. As students create VR environments, they practice digital storytelling, develop custom field trips, build displays to showcase learning, and more! Students use Javascript and Blockly code to animate characters and objects in VR environments. Participants will leave this session with resources, and ideas of how to integrate VR into their classrooms.

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 dese... 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 revolutionize our students' learning. @Teach_Innovate | Our Presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1WJfvKiRU6Q-LcAY9KAsT6m2PDIgXI_guhNzqjpf2aeI/edit?usp... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Lakeshore C

10:30am

Teaching with Story Maps: Finding Spatial Perspectives Everywhere
Story Maps add spatial thinking to just about any subject by combining spatial data with text, images, video, and audio to create deep understanding of a topic or issue. This session will show how to find pre-made Story Maps and create a solid learning experience for your students in just about any subject area. We’ll introduce geographic inquiry skills and teaching techniques that help your students analyze and evaluate spatial information. You’ll leave with some ready-to-go tools.

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avatar for Shana Crosson

Shana Crosson

Education Technology Consulatant, University of Minnesota
I am passionate about how technology can to create and enhance learning experiences that reach students with all learning styles.
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Terry Johnson

Collge of St. Benedict/St. John's University


Monday December 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom A3

10:30am

Tech Coaches' Round Table - The 4 C's
Connect with Tech Coaches to build capacity and best practice implementing the 4 C's. Experience an open dialogue to discuss best practices and use cases for application, and see how things are working in districts throughout the region.

Speakers
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Katherine Conor

Technology Coach, Neenah Joint School District
avatar for Austin Moore

Austin Moore

Technology Coach, Neenah Joint School District
In my 4th year as a Tech Coach for the Neenah Joint School district - I look forward to building on the foundation of technology in Neenah.



Monday December 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Nokomis

10:30am

The 4 Cs + One: Computational Thinking
Our students need the 4Cs to be future ready: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity. We think there is one more really important "C" to add to the list: Computational Thinking! By teaching Computational Thinking you can help foster and teach the 4 Cs in one stop. Our session will cover the basics of what Computational Thinking is; how it encompasses the 4Cs; offer resources and time for hands-on Computational Thinking activities.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Ness

Katie Ness

Digital Learning Specialist, ISD 191
I love elementary literacy and finding new ways to engage students in their learning. I would love to talk about ways that you are currently using technology to increase student engagement during your literacy block.
avatar for Katie Salmela

Katie Salmela

Digital Learning Specialist, Elementary Library Coordinator, 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.
avatar for Rachel Walgenbach

Rachel Walgenbach

Digital Learning Specialist, ISD 191
I love to talk about how technology engages student learning. I would be interested in hearing about how you use technology in your classroom.


Monday December 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Lakeshore A

10:30am

The Teacher's Toolbox: Design Thinking for Student Confidence
Our education landscape is changing, both teachers and students are being asked to create work in differentiated ways. This session will break down what Design Thinking means and how a Makerspace aligned with a specific inquiry practice can help students to find their confidence and create work that is meaningful and applicable in our 21st Century landscape.


Monday December 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Lake Superior A

10:30am

What's New from Apple Education
Learn about the new updates from Apple including new management features of iOS 10.3 and iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, Apple TV, Apple School Manager, and Apple Classroom. May contain commercial content.

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Monday December 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Skyway

10:30am

How To Engage Elementary Students Through Personalized Learning
Looking for creative strategies to encourage and empower students to take responsibility for their own learning? Come and learn how a third grade teacher’s blended learning classroom environment has grown the knowledge, independence, and confidence of her elementary students. Participants will receive a step by step guide on how to personalize instruction for individuals so they can reach their fullest potential.

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avatar for Amy Schumacher

Amy Schumacher

3rd grade teacher, Neenah Joint School District
Amy Schumacher has taught at the elementary level for 20 years in both Kindergarten and third grade.  Amy encourages her learners to wonder, explore, and to become forward thinkers.  She is passionate about relevant learning experiences and helping her students attain the skills they need to be successful through a blended learning environment. She has an undergraduate degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 5

10:30am

In-Class Flipped Learning: The Why and the How
What is in-class flipped learning? Why and how should I do it? This session will answer these questions. Learn how I set-up the process of in-class flipped learning, why I made this change, and the technology tools I use to make it successful.

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Monday December 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 1

10:30am

Leveraging Schoology for Teacher and Student Absences
This session will highlight Schoology features that allow teachers to present new content in an online format; even when they need to be out of the classroom.

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avatar for Patricia Price

Patricia Price

Technology Coach, AP Chem Teacher, Minnetonka Public Schools


Monday December 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 2

10:30am

Student Data with a Digital Twist
In this session you will be able to see multiple, meaningful ways to collect student data using technology. This session will show you how to collect, analyze organize, and more to ensure you are getting the most out of your assessments and in turn effectively reaching each student.

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Monday December 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 4

10:30am

Tech & Life Connections - Stories that Teach
How do you get a first grader to understand why passwords need to be exact? What's the right way to get those third graders to keep their hands on the Home Row when teaching keyboarding? Using stories that connect to student's lives help them see the value in proper technique and procedures. Come hear my stories used for over 10 years and share a few of your own with the group!

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Monday December 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 3

10:30am

Synergy TeacherVue Drop-in
Are you using Synergy TeacherVue? Do you have a question or two? Drop in and ask your question with a couple of TIES Synergy experts!

The drop-in hours are 10:30 - 12, and 1- 2:30, located in Suite 2 on the 4th floor. 

Monday December 11, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Suite 2 - Floor 4

10:30am

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.

Monday December 11, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Mirage

11:45am

BreakoutEDU: Attack of the Locks
"Breakout EDU is the immersive games platform for learners of all ages. In Breakout EDU games, players work collaboratively to solve a series of critical thinking puzzles in order to open a locked box." Come learn more and play a Breakout EDU game! 

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 11, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Executive Boardroom

11:45am

Digital Differentiation with G Suite
In the 21st Century Classroom, it can be difficult to design learning experiences that both incorporate student choice and differentiation for learning levels and styles. This session will show you how to make that happen with G Suite, creating a digital classroom where the students take ownership of their learning. Participants will walk away with strategies for differentiation and Google tools.

Speakers
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Kasey Bell

Digital Learning Consultant, Shake Up Learning/Region 10 ESC
Kasey Bell is part sparkling smile, part witty personality and a whole heap of passion as big as a Texas--go big or go home, y’all! She is a disruptor of the boring. An engaging, innovative, from the heart sharer who inspires educators while transforming their teaching with original, timely and use-tomorrow ideas for student choice, differentiation, and technology integration. Whether it is learning from home through online courses, professional development, conference workshops or as a keynote speaker Kasey is a relentless innovator of ideas and a devoted transformer of classrooms and teaching. Through teacher empowering publications and award-winning educational resources at ShakeUpLearning.com, learner-driven workshops and presentations and co-hosting Google Teacher Tribe weekly podcast, Kasey proves why we should never settle for the boring when it comes to bringing out the very best in our students, and we should always strive to Shake Up Learning! | | Co-host of The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast | Author of The... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Nicollet D

11:45am

The Google You Might Not Know About
Part interesting / silly stories as well as resource discovery. In the session you will discover some of Google’s more obscure apps, sites and solutions. You will also hear some stories about Google’s early days, hear some fun Google stories as well as discover some of the unique things about the company.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Speaker, Fisher Technologies
K-12 EdTech Conference Presenter


Monday December 11, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Nicollet A

11:45am

Visual Storytelling- A Spotlight on Creativity and Expression
This workshop primarily focuses on the areas of digital age literacy from a variety of perspectives. First, the session addresses the need for students to develop appropriate digital age fluency as well as represent their knowledge in a creative and innovative manner. For teachers, this session provides strategies for developing a myriad of digital age learning environments in which the focus can be anything from project-based to utilizing these methodologies for assessment. The curricular foundations addressed in this session primarily focus on elements of narrative writing, visual thinking strategies, observational literacy, applying techniques for a well sequenced story of events, and making strategic use of media.

Speakers
avatar for Ken Shelton

Ken Shelton

Global Keynote Specialist and Education Technology Strategist, EdTechTeam


Monday December 11, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Nicollet B/C

11:45am

Who Wants to Play? How to Transform Your Class into an Immersive Game
Converting a class into a game profoundly alters traditional classroom dynamics and engages students in an experience they will not soon forget. More and more educators are unleashing the power of play by grafting game elements into their classes, but where does one begin? Paul Darvasi will unlock the secrets to designing immersive games that blend a modular combination of narrative, video game mechanics, social media, puzzles, interactive tools, reward systems and experiential activities. Teachers can pick and choose the features that make sense for their unique classroom cultures, and recast their practice as a site for creative expression, design and experimentation.

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Monday December 11, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Great Lakes Ballroom B

11:45am

App Smash With Seesaw and Beyond!
Learn how to app smash for maximum learning and engagement using Seesaw! Whether you’re working with Greenscreen Do Ink, iMovie, or Google Drive, learn how to combine apps and create a unique learning platform! Teachers, Media Specialists, and Instructional Coaches can all benefit from this innovative teaching and learning approach. Collaboration in the abstract world of technology - it’s time to App Smash!

Speakers
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Ashwak Embil

CEO, Warrior Interrupted
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Widad Luqman

Saline Area Schools
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Allison Mayer

Teacher, Saline Area Schools



Monday December 11, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Greenway D/E

11:45am

Become an Apple Teacher: Fuel Your Passion for Learning
Build new skills. Inspire your students. Unlock the power of the iPad, Mac, and Apple apps in your classroom with Apple Teacher, a free professional learning program. Explore the Apple Teacher Starter Guides and the Apple Teacher Learning Center where you can earn badges and track your learning journey. May contain commercial content.

Speakers

Monday December 11, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Skyway

11:45am

Beyond SAMR Ladders & Pools: A Framework for Teaching & Learning
Develop a larger framework for technology beyond SAMR ladders and pools which includes authentic and real-world learning, collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, global perspectives, and personalized learning. Learn how Minnetonka has developed a Framework for Teaching & Learning that includes all of these dimensions and will guide you to successfully create more meaningful, deeper, and engaging learning experiences. Move beyond focusing on technology!

Speakers
avatar for Dave Eisenmann

Dave Eisenmann

Director of Instructional Technology & Media Services, Minnetonka Public Schools
Dave Eisenmann, M.A.Ed., has been the Director of Instructional Technology & Media Services at Minnetonka Public Schools since 2003. Dave manages instructional technology projects, oversees implementations, and guides staff development related to technology. Dave spent four years... Read More →
avatar for Eric Schneider

Eric Schneider

Associate Superintendent, Minnetonka Public Schools
As the Associate Superintendent 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 Minnet... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Northstar Ballroom A

11:45am

Chromebooks in 1st Grade? Of course!
Some have avoided using Chromebooks with first graders because they are more complex and iPads are easier to learn. In the Kaukauna Area School District, Chromebooks are placed 3:1 in classrooms starting in first grade. Two technology coaches from Kaukauna will share how obstacles were overcome in the first year of implementation to make this program successful: logging in, finding age-appropriate resources and applications, and setting up classrooms for success.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Geoffrey

Jim Geoffrey

Technology Coordinator, Kaukauna Area School District


Monday December 11, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Harriet

11:45am

Cloud Based Assessment Strategies for SMART Users
This session will focus on the cloud based SMART LAB and SMART Response 2 features of the SMART Learning Suite. Participants will learn how to quickly check for student understanding and also learn how to create engaging activities in less than 5 minutes. SMART LAB gives teachers the means to quickly build game-based activities and get timely insight into student understanding while Response 2 allows for assessing with data collection to show where students are in the learning process. May contain commercial content.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Parillo

Kim Parillo

Education Sales Consultant, SMART Tech


TIES 2017 notebook

Monday December 11, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Greenway F/G

11:45am

Create Interactive Culturally Relevant Engaging Staff Meetings
Learn how to shift current sit and get staff meetings to interactive, culturally responsive, and technology based meetings. This session will provide ready to use engaging strategies that will motivate staff to be present and see the value of meetings. Staff will not only benefit from the meeting culture shift, so will students, because strategies taught during this session are also transferable to the classroom.

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Monday December 11, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Greenway B/C

11:45am

Dream (Projects) Come True with LSTA Grants
Have you heard of Library Services and Technology Act Grants? Did you know that Minnesota funded nine projects at up to $90,000 during the 2016-17 school year for a total of over $500,000 in grant funding, and that six of these projects were in schools?! If you have a library-related idea but lack the funds to bring it to life, this session is for you! Come and learn about projects that have received funding and how you can apply to have your own project funded for the upcoming school year.

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Bellm

Mandy Bellm

Media and Digital Learning Coordinator, Waconia Middle School
Former Math & Spanish teacher, current librarian and technology integration coordinator serving in a dual-role middle school position. This is my 10th year in the Waconia district; also an EdTech blogger, Minecraft EDU enthusiast, author and runner.
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Angie Kalthoff

Code.org Facilitator, Code.org
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Leah Larson

LSTA Grant Coordinator, State Library Services
After being a school media specialist for 10 years, I recently transitioned to a position at the department of education. I am passionate about young adult literature, professional development around racial equity and intersecting literacies. In my free time, I enjoy travel, spen... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
St. Croix

11:45am

FlexTime Mgr.: Seamlessly Schedule Activity/Remediation Period(s)
FlexTime Manager (FTM) is a unique, innovative cloud-based software program that allows 1:1 schools to offer all kinds of activities (remediation, acceleration, credit-bearing seminars, clubs, etc.) every day to students without any administrative headaches. Students can make changes anytime, while attendance rosters update in real time and SIS attendance data automatically indicates absent students. Administrators can manage mandatory and optional remediation seamlessly. May contain commercial content.

Speakers
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Nathan Hammond

Executive Director, Eduspire Solutions
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Andy Rishel

Relationship Manager, Eduspire Solutions
e-hallpass & Flex Time Manager


Monday December 11, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Nokomis

11:45am

Gamification in Education
People like to play! Whether it’s games of skill, luck, or a combination of both, there are foundational elements that keep players engaged. In this session, we will learn about the educational psychology behind gamification, and how we can bring those aspects into our classrooms. May contain commercial content.

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Monday December 11, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Great Lakes Ballroom C

11:45am

Google Expeditions in K-5 Using iPads
Google Expeditions enable teachers to bring students on virtual trips to places like museums, underwater, and outer space. Expeditions are collections of linked virtual reality (VR) content and supporting materials that can be used alongside existing curriculum

Speakers
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Rob Swanson

Tech Integration, Cambridge Isanti Schools
Having been in the Cambridge Isanti Schools for 26 years, I have taught grades 3rd thru 6th, have led grade level teams and have been involved in moving our district towards the innovative leader.


Monday December 11, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Greenway H/I

11:45am

Keeping Up With The Kinders (KUWTK)
How do you keep up with the Kinders? We know the answer, so come check out ways to purposefully integrate the following: Dot and Dash, Lego WeDo kits, Coding, Google Cardboard, Tiggly, Osmos, makerspaces, using social media, flexible seating, and connecting with the students on a social emotional level.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Leonard

Melissa Leonard

Reading Teacher, ELC school
avatar for Jenny Nitchals

Jenny Nitchals

Technology Integration, Estherville Lincoln Central CSD
avatar for Arielle Olson

Arielle Olson

Kindergarten Teacher, Estherville Lincoln Central



Monday December 11, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A3

11:45am

Library Go- Saint Paul's Library/School Partnership
Library Go is the partnership between the Saint Paul Public Schools and the Saint Paul Public Library that provides electronic library cards to ALL students. Come to this session to hear about the planning, launch, implementation and successes of this unique partnership.

Speakers
avatar for Dawn French

Dawn French

Library Services Lead, St Paul Public School


Monday December 11, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Greenway J

11:45am

Light a Spark: Storytelling in Every Content Area
Storytelling is a part of our everyday lives. It helps students express their understanding, think critically and collaborate with their peers. In this hands-on session you’ll learn how students of all ages can create dynamic, engaging presentations. This session will include make-and-take opportunities for educators to dive into Spark Video and Spark Page – two powerful (and free) tools for storytellers.

Speakers
avatar for Monica Burns

Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Class Tech Tips, LLC
Dr. Monica Burns is a curriculum and educational technology consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and founder of ClassTechTips.com. As a classroom teacher, Monica used one-to-one technology to create engaging, standards-based lessons for students. Monica has presented to teach... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Regency

11:45am

Lighting a Fire! : Using Gamification with Students and Staff
See how gamification is used to train staff, students, and parents. Applicable for primary and secondary math, staff development, summer reading lists, and elementary technology courses. This tool is allows the learner to track and manage personalized learning. Modeling this type of personalized learning has assisted teachers in managing the transition into a competency based instruction model. Attendees will walk away with the tools to implement your own gamification lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Van Aalsburg

Jared Van Aalsburg

Digital Learning Coach, ISD 112
After 15 years in the classroom, I am now working as a Digital Learning Coach (Technology Integration Specialist) for Eastern Carver County Schools in Minnesota. I work with students K-12 and love my job! I am a Google for Education Certified teacher, have my Masters in Education... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Kothenbeutel

Andrew Kothenbeutel

Digital Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
My background: I graduated from Iowa State, and have my Master in Ed Administration from Missouri Baptist. I've worked with at-risk youth and families, as a computer specialist, and as a classroom teacher I was involved in a number of curriculum and building initiatives. As a D... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

11:45am

Personalizing Professional Learning
This session will share examples of multiple formats of professional learning that have been used in one school district as 1:1 technology has been rolled out and curriculum has gone through a realignment process. Professional learning time has been transformed to both match intended outcomes and meet the needs of teachers. We will share formats, structures, and plans. We ill also include research of best practices for adult learners.

Speakers
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Jenny Bushman

Director of Teaching and Learning, Sauk Rapids-Rice Public Schools
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Laura Mackenthun

Director of Technology, Sauk Rapids-Rice Schools
Laura Mackenthun is a former media specialist and middle school language arts teacher who now serves as the Director of Technology for the Sauk Rapids-Rice School District. She believes in using technology to accelerate and personalize learning that engages students. Connect wit... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Lakeshore A

11:45am

Stop Motion Math
See how stop motion became a powerful collaboration between a media specialist and classroom teacher. This session will include student work from kindergarten, 4th, and 5th grades, but students from any grade can benefit from this technology-integrated project that draws directly from Minnesota grade level math standards. There will be a demonstration of the specific tools used and also some tools and tips.

Speakers
avatar for Lacey Rotier

Lacey Rotier

Media Specialist, Robbinsdale Area Schools
I am the library media specialist at Northport Elementary in Brooklyn Center, MN. I am passionate about meaningful collaboration with classroom teachers that enhances learning experiences for students. Sometimes this means integrating technology in a way that provides a meaningfu... Read More →
avatar for Keri Strusz

Keri Strusz

Teacher
I am a 4th grade teacher in the Robbinsdale Area Schools. I am currently in my fifth year and have enjoyed a variety of schedules and different classroom models - this is my first year with a self contained group of kiddos. I recently graduated from Saint Mary's University of Min... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Greenway A

11:45am

Tech That Takes Your Classroom Library for a Workout
Lifting Independent Reading Practice with a Blended Literacy Program that motivates your students to take your classroom library for a workout. May contain commercial content.

Speakers

Monday December 11, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Cedar

11:45am

The Fun Police: Coming to Terms with ToS & Privacy Policies
Data privacy has become a huge issue in education and society in general. Are you aware of the way the apps you use handle your data and the data of your students? Do you understand your responsibilities as an educator to comply with COPPA and CIPA? In this session we will explore the importance of checking the privacy policy and Terms of Service for the apps you use with students and provide resources to use in your district.

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 initiat... Read More →
avatar for Michael Walker

Michael Walker

Secondary Digital Learning Specialist, Edina Public Schools
I am an educator and life-long learner, currently serving as Secondary Technology Integration Specialist for Edina Public Schools in Edina, Minnesota. In previous positions I have taught Math, Computer Applications, Community Building using Technology and coached tennis. In addit... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A2

11:45am

Tonka Online: Stories of Online Student Success
Online learning reimagined through stories of successful online courses that defeat common myths. Tonka Online offers supplemental, teacher created, online courses to students in Minnetonka and across the state. Minnetonka teachers will share how they confront myths about online learning by developing engaging courses that focus on quality, building relationships, and deliver exceptional learning. Practical tips for course design, student support, communication, and more will be discussed.


Monday December 11, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Lakeshore B

11:45am

Using Your Gale Databases from Minitex for Classroom Instruction
Learn simple hacks to transform your Gale online databases into daily instructional tools. May contain commercial content.

Speakers
avatar for Gale

Gale

Educational Sales Consultant, Christopher Gordon
As a leading edtech and digital nonfiction content provider, Gale is committed to delivering authoritative, curriculum-aligned resources to improve student engagement, encourage collaboration, and foster critical thinking. 


Monday December 11, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Isles

11:45am

Visit Alaska: No Permission Slips Needed
During the 2016 – 2017 school year the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) helped over 200,000 students travel to places like Alaska, Mexico, Indonesia, Art Museum, National Monuments and more without even needing a permission slip. Join us to discover how you can easily connect your students to the world in a matter of minutes while meeting your curriculum and standard goals at little to no cost.

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... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Lakeshore C

11:45am

3Doodlers & Stop Motion to Bring Ideas to Life
In this session teachers will learn how students can use 3Doodler pens to create 3D printed pieces. Once the pieces are created teachers will learn how students can use a stop motion app to bring those pieces to life. The applications for this process are endless! Students can create their own stories, they can demonstrate mathematical undedrstanding, and more! Their creativity is their only barrier!

Speakers
avatar for Austen Miller

Austen Miller

2nd Grade Teacher / Tech Coach, Morris Area Elementary School
I am currently in my 8th year teaching 2nd grade, and my 3rd year as a district technology Coach. I am always looking for innovative ways to use tech in the classroom, and I get really pumped when I find something that's engaging, innovative, and educationally sound. I also reall... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Poster Table 4

11:45am

Coding Stations Made Simple
Learn about the Coding Stations that Kory has put together and used with her 1st-5th grade classes this year. Stations are a great way for students to work in small group which allows for more student engagement opportunities. Throughout each station students learn and build on their coding skills.

Speakers
avatar for Kory Graham

Kory Graham

Elementary Innovations Teacher, Byron Public Schools
After 20+ years of classroom teaching in all levels K-6, I am in my second year of being the Innovations Specialist in the Byron School District, teaching grades 1-5. Making this exciting jump allows me to pursue my passion. I am extremely passionate about improving teaching and... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Poster Table 2

11:45am

Encouraging Mindful Use of Cell Phones
Cell phones can be both a distraction and a tool in the classroom. As a distraction, phones can cause students to disengage with their learning and each other. Policies on phones vary, simply banning them does not teach students how to manage their own usage. A classroom social experiment was conducted focused awareness and mindfulness of student phone usage. This session will cover the factors leading to the experiment, activities used, and reflections from students and the teacher.

Speakers
avatar for Joee Winter

Joee Winter

Math Teacher, Austin High School


Monday December 11, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Poster Table 3

11:45am

Seesaw and Formative Assessment
Seesaw is a free online digital portfolio that allows students to document their learning in an authentic manner where teachers, families and each other are their audience. It has many uses including using it as a tool for formative assessment. In this session you will see not only how to use it as a tool for formative assessment but I will also showcase the other ways it can be used both in the general and specialist classroom.


Monday December 11, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Poster Table 1

11:45am

Student Talk Supported Through Technology
When student talk and recording software are coupled, the teacher and students are better able to reflect on progress, struggles, and achievements. Research will be presented that shows the positive impact this model has on student achievement, specifically in mathematics.


Monday December 11, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Poster Table 5

11:45am

Animation Bootcamp: Engaging Media Literacy Through Stop Motion
Investigate the power of free and low cost software to spark the creativity of students. This session will focus on engaging multiple learning modalities as participants learn about the animation process and production from pitching storylines, to story arcs and scripting, to camera angles and shots, to editing compelling animations. Media literacy will be explored as this format allows students to write and visually create works that share their creative stories and ideas.

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... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 11:45am - 1:15pm
Minnehaha

11:45am

Buncee with a Bang!
Empower all of your students with the help of Buncee! This tool has transformed our classrooms by opening the doors of creativity for both students and teachers. Every subject can be enhanced with the help of Buncee and we will share a multitude of ideas and will get you started on creating technology integration that is effortless and meaningful to your own grade level and subjects.

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Sara Frater

Elementary Teacher
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Megan Rusterholtz

Elementary Teacher


Monday December 11, 2017 11:45am - 1:15pm
Minnetonka

11:45am

Design Thinking and App Development
Discover innovative ways to integrate design thinking and app development into your classroom or makerspace! You will create an app (or two!) and receive access to ready-to-use resources, lesson plans and real-world project ideas to take back and use right away. Bring your own device. No experience necessary!

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Andrea Wilson Vazquez

Makerspace Teacher, District 287


Monday December 11, 2017 11:45am - 1:15pm
Lake Superior A

11:45am

Google GEO - Go Global!
Google offers a powerful set of tools to bring the real world into any classroom. This session will focus on some of the beautiful content available, and how your students can create their very own space on our planet.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Beaverson

Sean Beaverson

Technology Integration Specialist, Armstrong High School - Robbinsdale


Monday December 11, 2017 11:45am - 1:15pm
Calhoun

11:45am

Teach Like a Pirate
Join New York Times Best-Selling author Dave Burgess for a high-energy, entertaining, and inspirational program that will transform the way you look at your role as an educator. Learn how to dramatically increase student engagement, design wildly creative lessons, and build a course that is a life-changing experience for your students.
Using a unique combination of magic and humor, he will reignite your passion for the education profession and show you exactly how to make school an amazing place that has students wanting to knock down the walls to get in.
Teach Like a PIRATE has sparked a full-scale revolution in the educational world and has inspired teachers from all over the globe to achieve new levels of excellence in their schools and classrooms. This program is your chance to experience the one-of-a-kind presentational style of unbelievable intensity and outrageous energy that has transfixed audiences at packed venues across the nation.

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Monday December 11, 2017 11:45am - 1:15pm
Lake Superior B

12:50pm

Inspiring Tech Career Pathways for the Next Generation
There are new opportunities being created to meet the demand of our technologically advancing economy. We’ll talk about new emerging roles, and how students can use their STEM skills for their futures. Including role models and examples to merge their STEM and non-STEM interests. Besides STEM skills, we’ll discuss how soft skills are essential for success.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Garcia

Rebecca Garcia

Hello World Foundation
Rebecca Garcia is the co-founder of CoderDojo NYC and currently works at the Hello World Foundation, supporting CoderDojo; a global non-profit movement of free coding clubs for youth. She was awarded as a U.S. White House Champion of Change for her work to connect young learners... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Regency

12:50pm

PD is Not a 4 Letter Word
In this session, school and teacher leaders will explore different ways they can empower their educators through choice and play. From EdCamps to PLAYDATEs to creating opportunities for more teacher leadership, we’ll dig into different strategies and offer ways to make plans for bringing ideas back to your schools. It is recommended that everyone brings a charged laptop. If possible it is also recommended that participants come as a school team.

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Monday December 11, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Greenway A

12:50pm

Storytelling Slides
The art of telling a good story will never go away, but we can upgrade it. No need for fancy video production software here. With free, simple tools (Google Slides and Screencastify), students can make their writing come to life. It doesn't matter if it is a report for physics or a personal narrative of your family vacation, digital storytelling has a place as students can get their creative juices flowing.

Speakers
avatar for Lance Yoder

Lance Yoder

Technology Coordinator, MSD of Steuben County
Lance Yoder is the technology coordinator for MSD of Steuben County. His previous experience as a fourth grade teacher helps him understand the importance of utilizing technology as a creative and unique means to express learning. He is a Google Certified Educator, Trainer, and A... Read More →



Monday December 11, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Nicollet B/C

12:50pm

Writer's Workshop (For Grown-Ups)
Think you could never be an author? Think again! We all have something to share. Find out how easy it is to get started with writing and publishing educational books. This session could change your life! Optional accessories: a charged laptop or Chromebook, headphones, and your book content.

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avatar for Sarah Thomas

Sarah Thomas

Founder, EduMatch
Sarah Thomas, PhD is a Regional Technology Coordinator in Prince George’s County Public Schools. She is also a Google Certified Innovator, Google Education Trainer, and the founder of the #EduMatch movement, a project that empowers educators to make global connections across c... Read More →



Monday December 11, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Greenway B/C

12:50pm

Your Data Breach is Coming. Are You Ready?
Every day we hear about about data breaches. They can happen to school districts too. Are you prepared? Do you know what to do? Ryan Cloutier, Principal Security Architect, TIES, will walk you through the top 10 steps you should follow to appropriately respond to a data breach.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Cloutier

Ryan Cloutier

Principal Security Architect, TIES (MN)


Monday December 11, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Greenway D/E

12:50pm

15 Freasy (Free and Easy) Tools for Every Subject
Looking for some great tools for both you and your students to create with? Come check out this high energy, rapid-fire look at fifteen of the the most powerful tools and extensions for building digital content and engaging students. Bring your device - you'll definitely want to play!

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Morrow

Patrick Morrow

Technology Integrationist, Cambridge-Isanti Schools


Monday December 11, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Great Lakes Ballroom C

12:50pm

Authentic Learning: #MysterySkype
#MysterySkype and its variations immerse participants in Authentic Learning. Through #MysterySkype learners intentionally engage in the 4C’s, literacy skills and more! Session participants will define their "why" for #MysterySkype, understand the basics of setting-up, finding connections and implementing #MysterySkype and embark on a journey to solve a #MysterySkype.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Callies

Laurie Callies

Instructional Excellence Coordinator, Eden Prairie Schools
Proud Educator for 20+ Years. Passionate about the Journey. Committed to continuous learning for each individual.
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Alex Townsend

Instructional Excellence Coordinator, Eden Prairie



Monday December 11, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Lakeshore C

12:50pm

AV Technology for Collaborative Learning Spaces
This presentation will discuss the latest educational audiovisual technology and its use in progressive learning environments. It will cover AV asset management and use, remote support, and network control, as well as analysis of strategies and review of case study material. 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 ex... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Isles

12:50pm

Classroom Innovation Is Not About Technology
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 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

Media Specialist Lincoln Park Middle School, ISD 709 Duluth Public Schools


Monday December 11, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Nicollet D

12:50pm

Create and Collaborate with Google Classroom
The power of Google Classroom is found in its relationship with other Google Apps, including Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Drawings. This session will show you how utilize this relationship to transform student learning in your classroom. You will learn various ways in which students can "construct" knowledge using Google Apps, as well as ways for students to learn through collaboration. You will also be introduced to incredible non-Google apps that connect to Google Classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Brady Baxter

Brady Baxter

Teacher, Detroit Lakes Public School District
A regular at regional educational technology workshops including Minnesota TIES conference, multiple Google Summits, Minnesota Association of Alternative Programs (MAAP) State Conferences, and the MAAP Administrators Conference, Brady has spoken to hundreds of educators and admin... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Great Lakes Ballroom B

12:50pm

Creating a Successful Gamified Framework
In order to successfully implement gamification and game-based learning in your classroom you will need a framework. This session provides a step by step guide to creating this successful framework. Gamification is outcomes based, mastery learning, that includes differentiation and student voice and choice. It is an immersive, engaging, fun, motivational and collaborative environment that allows students to be creative.

Speakers
avatar for Glen Irvin

Glen Irvin

Teacher/Tech Integrationist, Wabasha-Kellogg Schools
Schoology Educator of Year & Ambassador 2016-2017 - Spanish Teacher & District Integrationist - 2017 Minecraft Mentor - Let's talk #gamification #gamebasedlearning #MinecraftEdu or anything else in education that gets students fired up about learning! Here is a link to my website... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Lakeshore B

12:50pm

Creating Classroom Clips
Take an in-depth look at Clips, a new app that makes it quick and fun for anyone to create expressive videos on iPhone and iPad. Learn power tips and tricks for getting the most out of Clips and discover the infinite possibilities for storytelling, assessment, presentations, and more.

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. I choose to focus on the guaranteed positives rather than the off-chance negatives and encourage educators to share the real story of education today. Who better to showcase all that is grea... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Skyway

12:50pm

Defining the 21st Century Leader: Refreshing the ISTE Leader Standards in a Digital World
Planning, executing and measuring progress are key components in the transition to technology-rich learning and teaching. The International Society for Education (ISTE) is working to define the digital age competencies that leaders need to envision and guide this transition. Join us for an interactive session where you will preview the draft ISTE Standards for Administrators and provide insight into the future of educational leadership.

Speakers

Monday December 11, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
St. Croix

12:50pm

Digital Breakouts for Individualized Learning: Find-Use-Create
So, you’ve heard of breakouts, but you don’t have time, space, money, etc.? Maybe, you’re just tired of hiding all of those clues and having locks break or malfunction! If any of those ring true, then Digital Breakouts are for you! You can use them with limited devices for a variety of content areas, and even find different breakouts for different ability levels! We’ll show you how to find and use digital breakouts as well as how to create your own or have students create them!

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Newgard

Lisa Newgard

Teacher Librarian, Cedar Falls CSD
I'm a Teacher Librarian at Orchard Hill Elementary in Cedar Falls, IA. I love having a multifaceted job where each day is different. I love to work with kids on reading and technology!
avatar for Luke Wagner

Luke Wagner

Teacher/Instructional Coach, Cedar Falls Community School District
Hi! This is my 13th year in education- 11 of which I was a 2nd grade teacher at a Hansen Elementary, and the last two years I've been an instructional technology coach for the Cedar Falls Community School District!


Monday December 11, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A3

12:50pm

Driving Student Success on the MCAs via Differentiated Learning
In this session we will model instructional best practices for cultivating student confidence with digital text through the differentiated uses of Core Clicks from Scholastic. We will walk participants through how to connect Core Clicks to their Balanced Literacy practice, giving them an effective road map leading to enhanced student competency in a range of critical ELA skills, based on where students need the most support. May contain commercial content.


Monday December 11, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Cedar

12:50pm

E-Rate DIY for Small Schools
Small schools often miss out on saving money on their internet service and infrastructure updates because they either don't know about or are hesitant to take on the E-Rate system themselves. Consultants are expensive, and often that cost is not recovered by filing. Find out how you can file your school yourself to save thousands of dollars on your annual operating costs. I will give an overview of the process and show you how easy it is to start saving!

Speakers

Monday December 11, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Nokomis

12:50pm

Getting Down to the Kids' Level: Interactive Flat Panels
As our Interactive Whiteboards get older, the Kaukauna Area School district sought out options for their replacement that would be more student-centered and provide a better experience for staff and students alike. In this session, we will describe our journey and experiences with Interactive flat panels, how we adopted them for early elementary schools, and the benefits of using them at all grade levels.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Geoffrey

Jim Geoffrey

Technology Coordinator, Kaukauna Area School District


Monday December 11, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Harriet

12:50pm

Getting SMARTer
About 10 years ago, SMART was the biggest trend in education. Many classrooms have them hanging in their rooms and many more classrooms are experiencing them for the first time. While the philosophy behind the SMART Board and Notebook hasn't changed, our familiarity and end use of SMART been put on the back burner. In this session, we will revisit the things that made SMART a powerful classroom tool and look at some of the new tools that SMART has implemented to keep them current in education.

Speakers
avatar for Troy Reynolds

Troy Reynolds

Technology Integrationist, Bagley ISD 162
I have been in education for nine years. In that time I have worked very heavily with technology integration and the use of SMART Boards and iPads. In 2009, I was hired by Waubun as a new teacher but within a few months I was given the opportunity to be a district technology inte... Read More →


TIES 2017 notebook

Monday December 11, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Greenway F/G

12:50pm

Our Changing World: Fake News
This session is designed to engage participants in analyzing and evaluating the current news media and how to discuss, discover, and teach about the ever-pressing issue of "fake news" in today's society from an inquiry based standpoint, as well as a digital citizenship lens.


Monday December 11, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A2

12:50pm

Our Innovation Story!
Carl Traeger Elementary (part of the Oshkosh Area School District) will share innovative ideas, lessons and experiences implemented and how they got the "ignited" by innovation. From student video projects, self selected student studies, the cardboard challenge, staff lib dups, and more, our school climate changed due to the spark of innovation in our school. We would love to share what we've learned and help ignite the "spark" of innovation in others. Come to hear our story!

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Verhunce

Valerie Verhunce

Technology Integration Coach, Oshkosh Area School District
I am an Instructional Support Teacher-Technology Integration Coach in the Oshkosh Area School District. I support teachers in their classroom, integrate technology into their lessons and differentiate learning experiences to provide a personalized learning environment. I am exc... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Lakeshore A

12:50pm

Robots and Play in the Language Arts
Explore how adding robotics, coding, philosophy, and art enriches the Language Arts classroom. See how student work is impacted by the design process with practical activity samples ranging from sentence diagramming to Shakespearean sonnets. Learn how students can engage with literature and the world around them using 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 11, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Greenway J

12:50pm

Tangible edTech: Hands On and High Tech
The best trend sweeping classrooms nationwide has been the use of "Tangible edTech", tools that are hands on, high tech, and encourage students to work together in ways which reinforce collaboration, creative problem solving, and computer science. In this session we will explore technologies which have impacts schools k-12. Topics will include Osmo in the k-5 setting; Bloxels in the 3-8 setting; and 3D Printing in the 6-12 setting. Participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences and add to the session. Come to be inspired and energized.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Blanchard

Dave Blanchard

District Curriculum Coordinator, Cambridge-Isanti Schools
I am a District Curriculum and PD Coordinator for Cambridge-Isanti Schools. I am very excited to have the opportunity to be involved education during a time where incredible technology is in the hands of students! I enjoy exploring the latest pieces educational technology and col... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Northstar Ballroom A

12:50pm

The Google Infused Classroom - Rethinking Creation on Chrome
Chromebooks have huge potential for creation. Unfortunately, they are frequently used solely as word processors and for research. Explore the many ways you can use Chromebooks for creation to help students make their thinking visible while providing rich information about student learning and growth.

Speakers
avatar for Tanya Avrith

Tanya Avrith

Director of Educational Technology, Grandview Preparatory School
Tanya Avrith is the co-author of the newly released book The Google Infused Classroom. She is an Education Strategist and Educational Technology Consultant living in South Florida. Tanya helps lead change by working with educators, parents, K-12 and college students. Tanya previously served as the Lead Educational Technology and Digital Citizenship Teacher at the Lester B. Pearson School Board in Montreal, Canada. While there, Tanya was instrumental in the vision and execution of the district wide Digital Citizenship Program (dcp.lbpsb.qc.ca) which resulted in her being invited to Facebook headquarters to discuss Digital Citizenship education. Tanya has presented to thousands of educators, students, and parents from all over Canada and the United States addressing strategies for learning how to harness the power of social media.She facilitated the deployment and professional development of 1:1 initiatives including Macbooks, iPads and Chromebooks as well as the adoption of Google Apps for Education for her district... Read More →
avatar for Holly Clark

Holly Clark

Innovation Specialist, EdTechTeam
Holly Clark is a technology and innovation specialist from San Diego, California. She has been helping teachers redefine instruction in their classrooms by overseeing both 1:1 iPad and Chromebooks pilots and helping schools implement digital literacy programs. She is a Google Cer... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Greenway H/I

12:50pm

The Longest School Day: How to Re-engage Your Love of Learning
What happens when you have pockets of innovative teachers, but they long for guidance? Learn about our implementation of Innovation Teams - teams of teachers moving toward personalizing learning and innovations in their classrooms. From recruiting our rockstar teachers to our plans in the future, I will describe 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.

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Froehlich

Mandy Froehlich

Director of Innovation & Technology, Ripon Area School District
Mandy Froehlich is the Director of Innovation and Technology at the Ripon Area School District in Wisconsin where she supports educators in creating innovative change in their classrooms. In addition, Mandy is a keynote speaker with a passion for re-engaging teachers into their p... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Nicollet A

12:50pm

Using Social Emotional Learning to Improve Student Outcomes
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is critical in student performance and most schools are not addressing this need. In this session you will learn the SEL domains of competence and receive an overview of the empirical research supporting SEL. This session will review of quality software tools, methods for collecting and reporting SEL data and quality online programs to address identified student needs. May contain commercial content.


Speakers
avatar for Christopher Balow

Christopher Balow

Chief Research Scientist, Illuminate Education


Monday December 11, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

12:50pm

Daily Student Announcements

Learn how our elementary students create announcements every day! Filming and acting techniques, use of costumes and props, green screen technology, iMovie to Youtube to Schoology presentation will all be discussed. Try it yourself!
Subscribe to the CHE Announcements Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/CHEIMCiPads

Speakers
avatar for Kathryne Nguyen

Kathryne Nguyen

Digital Literacy Specialist, Christina Huddleston Elementary
Creating a Maker Space at the Christina Huddleston Elementary Library in Lakeville. Love doing our daily Student Announcements in front of our Green Screen!


Monday December 11, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 5

12:50pm

Intro to MN State's Middle/High School IT Exploration Curriculum
In response to employer and educator demand, MN State IT Center of Excellence has developed “IT Exploration," a FREE curriculum to expose students to IT careers and a range of computer-based skills & competencies that today’s employers are seeking. Learn from an experienced ITX teacher who is excited to support novice and experienced technology educators. Discover how you can use ITX as a stand alone class or broken into smaller modules to be included in your current curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda (Weber) Mackereth

Amanda (Weber) Mackereth

Technology Teacher, Spectrum High School


Monday December 11, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 2

12:50pm

Makerspace for Dummies
Are you new to the Makerspace phenomenon? If so, this is the place for you! I will give you some hints to get started, and if you're a teacher guess what? You have already started! You don't need to work in the library to have a Makerspace. I will describe for you how to incorporate one right into your classroom. If you are in the library I will help you navigate getting started there also. I will give ideas and resources for your Makerspace that are both high tech and low tech.


Monday December 11, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 1

12:50pm

Raising Math Achievement for Your Students
We know each of your students is unique. That’s why Spring Math meets your students where they are and creates personalized plans to bring them to mastery. Spring Math’s decision trees take the guesswork out of intervention selection, matching your students with the right interventions that can be delivered classwide, to small groups, or individually.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Protivinsky

Ashley Protivinsky

Tech Consultant, TIES


Monday December 11, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 4

12:50pm

Video Games in the ELA Classroom: from Developers to Authors
This presentation will explain a unit in which Karin has incorporated using video games as literature in order to teach story elements in the ELA classroom. This presentation will explain how we connected with a real-world video game developer and author, played and analyzed video games, read short stories, and eventually created story-based games ourselves. The unit directly increased student engagement and contributed to students' understanding of the importance of understanding literature.

Speakers
avatar for Karin Hogen

Karin Hogen

Teacher, White Bear Lake Public Schools
Talk to me about blended learning, paperless classrooms, Chromebooks, middle school, and English/language arts. You can also talk to me about InsertLearning.


Monday December 11, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 3

1:00pm

Synergy TeacherVue Drop-in
Are you using Synergy TeacherVue? Do you have a question or two? Drop in and ask your question with a couple of TIES Synergy experts!

The drop-in hours are 10:30 - 12, and 1- 2:30, located in Suite 2 on the 4th floor. 

Monday December 11, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Suite 2 - Floor 4

1:30pm

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.


Monday December 11, 2017 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Mirage

1:55pm

BreakoutEDU - Dr. Johnson's Lab
"Breakout EDU is the immersive games platform for learners of all ages. In Breakout EDU games, players work collaboratively to solve a series of critical thinking puzzles in order to open a locked box." Come learn more and play a Breakout EDU game! 

Speakers
avatar for Stefanie Biebl

Stefanie Biebl

8th Grade Math Teacher, Cloquet Middle School
avatar for Jessica Gagne

Jessica Gagne

Elementary Technology Integration, Cloquet Public Schools


Monday December 11, 2017 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Executive Boardroom

1:55pm

Deep Learning in a Digital World of Possibilities
Can we make compassion, curiosity, and citizenship go viral? Around the world, millions share the narratives of their lives in bite-sized chunks through SMS, status updates, videos, podcasts, or images. These are our learning rituals in our digital society. Our students create, produce, direct, summarize, translate, and share stories outside of learning institutions daily and these messages go viral. We will explore these learning trends and discover ways to integrate them in our classes to support digital publishers in crafting messages with positive impact. We will also explore the potential and test the possibility of supporting our students in making compassion go viral.

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Founder/Author/International Speaker/Teacher Trainer/Elearning Specialist, The 30 Goals Challenge
Shelly Sanchez Terrell is a teacher trainer, elearning specialist, and the author of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching and Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones and BYOT. She has trained teachers and taught language learners in over 20 countries as an invited guest expert by organizations, like UNESCO Bangkok, Cultura Iglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, HUPE Croatia, the IATEFL YLTSIG, and VenTESOL. She is the instructional designer for... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Northstar Ballroom A

1:55pm

Empathy, Perspective and Peace: Video Games to Change Ourselves and the World
This session will look at how digital games can be used to promote a range of positive socio-emotional skills and attitudes in and outside the classroom. Drawing from his research for the United Nations on peace education and conflict resolution, Paul will discuss how serious games are uniquely suited to produce empathy, grant perspective-taking, explore ethical dilemmas and encourage intercultural understanding. These qualities can catalyze changes in individual behaviors and contribute to a wider process of personal and interpersonal reflection. A broad swath of commercially available games will be used as examples, any of which can be used in diverse instructional environments

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Monday December 11, 2017 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Greenway H/I

1:55pm

Geeking Out Over Google Classroom
Geeks unite! Ready to take your Google Classroom skills to the next level? In this advanced session, learn how to maximize the potential of this powerful application in your classroom, including ways to differentiate assignments, create your own custom header, and how to connect your favorite third-party apps to create a more seamless and paperless classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kasey Bell

Kasey Bell

Digital Learning Consultant, Shake Up Learning/Region 10 ESC
Kasey Bell is part sparkling smile, part witty personality and a whole heap of passion as big as a Texas--go big or go home, y’all! She is a disruptor of the boring. An engaging, innovative, from the heart sharer who inspires educators while transforming their teaching with original, timely and use-tomorrow ideas for student choice, differentiation, and technology integration. Whether it is learning from home through online courses, professional development, conference workshops or as a keynote speaker Kasey is a relentless innovator of ideas and a devoted transformer of classrooms and teaching. Through teacher empowering publications and award-winning educational resources at ShakeUpLearning.com, learner-driven workshops and presentations and co-hosting Google Teacher Tribe weekly podcast, Kasey proves why we should never settle for the boring when it comes to bringing out the very best in our students, and we should always strive to Shake Up Learning! | | Co-host of The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast | Author of The... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Nicollet B/C

1:55pm

Integrating Open Source Materials into Your Classroom
Open source is an integral part of the tech industry and its future. We’ll discuss resources that can be used to supplement your curriculum and useful tools to integrate with your teaching. As well as what to use and when. And what kind of materials best complement different learning styles. We’ll touch upon why STEM has now developed into STEAM and those implications. These tools and techniques will draw upon project-based and out-of-school learning as examples. You’ll also walk away with how you can contribute open source material to the community.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Garcia

Rebecca Garcia

Hello World Foundation
Rebecca Garcia is the co-founder of CoderDojo NYC and currently works at the Hello World Foundation, supporting CoderDojo; a global non-profit movement of free coding clubs for youth. She was awarded as a U.S. White House Champion of Change for her work to connect young learners... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Regency

1:55pm

Mobile Apps and Social Media: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Mobile apps and social media are now common tools in the classroom and are embedded in communication culture Learn about how mobile apps and social media can impact you and your students’ data privacy and security, along with steps you can take to use these tools safely and effectively.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Cloutier

Ryan Cloutier

Principal Security Architect, TIES (MN)


Monday December 11, 2017 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Greenway D/E

1:55pm

Teaching and Learning Through Video
In this session, catch the bug as we discuss flipped and blended instruction. Topics covered will include videotaped lessons, useful resources, and best practices to begin.

Participants will:
- be introduced to the concept of flipped instruction.
- discuss common challenges of flipped instruction and their solutions.
- preview and test resources for flipped lesson creation, editing, and curation.
- examine best practices for flipped instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Thomas

Sarah Thomas

Founder, EduMatch
Sarah Thomas, PhD is a Regional Technology Coordinator in Prince George’s County Public Schools. She is also a Google Certified Innovator, Google Education Trainer, and the founder of the #EduMatch movement, a project that empowers educators to make global connections across c... Read More →



Monday December 11, 2017 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Greenway B/C

1:55pm

The Web You Might Not Know About
Sure. You might Facebook and maybe even tweet, but, there are new websites being released all of the time. Especially for educators. This session will introduce you to some of the newest, coolest and most effective Web 2.0 sites out there. Everything from classroom, personal productivity and just plain ole fun will be discussed and demonstrated.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Speaker, Fisher Technologies
K-12 EdTech Conference Presenter


Monday December 11, 2017 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Lakeshore B

1:55pm

21st Century Skills Project
The 21st Century Skills Project was created to get innovative, 21st century skills based teaching ideas and materials into the hands of Princeton teachers. Created and managed by Jodi Burling, Technology Integration Specialist for Princeton Public Schools, Jodi will share resources that have been created for teachers as well as specific projects that are currently in practice in the district. EdTech tools covered will include Bloxels, littleBits and Lego Education.

Speakers
avatar for Jodi Burling

Jodi Burling

Technology 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 Seesaw an... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 1:55pm - 2:45pm
St. Croix

1:55pm

Building A Computer Science Program Rooted in Equity with AP CSP
According to code.org 93% of families want their child's school to teach computer science, but only 40% of schools actually teach it. In this session we will look at a new AP course called AP Computer Science Principles as a place to start or continue to build an equitable CS program in high schools. In this session, participants will experience a model activity that could be used in an AP CSP classroom. From there we will see how AP CSP can be accessible to new CS students (and teachers).

Speakers
avatar for Kaitie O'Bryan

Kaitie O'Bryan

Mounds View Public Schools
I am a math and computer science teacher at Mounds View High School. I also am a Knowles Senior Fellow and code.org facilitator. I like talking about access to computer science, quality professional development, collaborative classrooms and communities, and project based learni... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Lakeshore C

1:55pm

Classkick in the Classroom
Have you heard of Classkick? This website/app can change the way your students work in your classroom. Come learn about the collaborative features of this tool as well as the ability to provide live feedback to your whole group or individual students!

Speakers
avatar for Sara Lynch

Sara Lynch

Teacher, Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial Secondary School
I am a high school Spanish teacher who loves to use technology in my classroom. I feel that it can enhance student learning and increase student engagement. Also, it can make your life as a teacher a lot easier!


Monday December 11, 2017 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Isles

1:55pm

Design Great Looking Slides & Presentations
We know clear communication is critical for students to learn effectively. Research also shows 65% of students are visual learners. Only 10% of students are auditory learners, but 80% of instruction is delivered orally. The brain processes visual information 60,000 faster than text. We can improve our teaching skills by improving our design skills. Participants will learn tips and tricks for designing great looking slides to communicate more effectively.

Speakers
avatar for Shawn Brandt

Shawn Brandt

Director of Technology Integration, New Prague Area Schools


Monday December 11, 2017 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Nokomis

1:55pm

Digital Citizenship Through Student Voice
Take a look into the classroom of two 8th English teachers in Byron who decided to take on the challenge of creating positive digital citizens. The only problem, they left it up to the students. Come hear how the students are attempting to make a difference in the digital world through their own passions. Learn about the process, steps, and some of the amazing outcomes the students created, including comic books, presentations, ByronGo, social media and so much more.

Speakers
avatar for Janelle Groehler

Janelle Groehler

Byron Public Schools


Monday December 11, 2017 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A2

1:55pm

Everyone Can Code
Coding is an essential skill that teaches problem-solving, develops teamwork, and inspires creativity. Learn how you can engage elementary and middle school students in the world of coding on iPad with Swift Playgrounds and Everyone Can Code resources designed for teachers. May contain commercial content.

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Monday December 11, 2017 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Skyway

1:55pm

Games and Math... How Can It Be!
Spheros, the game Clue, Legos, Ozobots, BreakoutEDU and... MATH!!! You better believe it! Come check out how we blow up a 6th grade math intervention class and put it back together with games. Kids are playing and learning at the same time. Experience the awesome and see how you can replicate it.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Scherer

Brad Scherer

Technology Specialist, Sartell - St. Stephen School District
Brad Scherer is a recovering high school social studies/business teacher and currently a ninja of instructional technology with Sartell Schools. In this role, he facilitates the integration of technology into current and new curriculum with over 100 staff members, assists in the... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Schmitt

Nicole Schmitt

5th-8th Grade Math Interventionist, Sartell-St. Stephen School District


Monday December 11, 2017 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Nicollet A

1:55pm

Google Site Online Portfolios for Students
So your students have made all kinds of cool digital projects, but what do you do now? Creating a Google Site is a great way for students to collect, display and share their projects. The students enjoy showing their personality in the look and feel of the website and they practice Digital Citizenship. Fifth graders at Pinewood Community School in Eagan, MN have been making Google Sites for several years. Come to see how what we have learned and we will share our successes and challenges.

Speakers
avatar for Cara Skoglund

Cara Skoglund

Technology Specialist, Pinewood Community School Independent School District 196


Monday December 11, 2017 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

1:55pm

Hablo Schoology
This session will get you ready to use Schoology in a language classroom. We will explore completion folders, quizzes/tests, recordings, assignments, and rubrics under the Schoology platform. While many of the examples will focus around Spanish, many ideas can be used in other language classrooms, even English classrooms.

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Erik Olson

Technology Integration, Waconia Public Schools


Monday December 11, 2017 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Greenway J

1:55pm

It's Not Rocket Science: Drones Exciting Student Interest in STEM
Based on NASA Space Grant funding, teacher and principle investigator will share highlights and lesson plans from a grant project designed to use drones to excite student interest in STEM fields.


Monday December 11, 2017 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A3

1:55pm

Literacy at your Fingertips
Join the Eastern Carver County Digital Learning Coaches as we dive into applications, extensions, and digital tools used to support personalized learning and literacy instruction in the classroom. Attendees will leave with a host of ideas and takeaways that can have an immediate impact upon returning to the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Van Aalsburg

Jared Van Aalsburg

Digital Learning Coach, ISD 112
After 15 years in the classroom, I am now working as a Digital Learning Coach (Technology Integration Specialist) for Eastern Carver County Schools in Minnesota. I work with students K-12 and love my job! I am a Google for Education Certified teacher, have my Masters in Education... Read More →
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 pri... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Harriet

1:55pm

Math is (finally) Digital with EquatIO!
Math is finally made digital in G Suite and other applications with EquatIO. EquatIO is the exciting new Math and STEM extension that allows students and teachers to EASILY create, engage with, and respond to math and STEM using dictation, handwriting recognition, formula prediction and more in Google Docs, Slides, Forms, and all areas of G Suite. All attendees will receive premium access to the program as well as learn how it's being used successfully with over 12 million students across the globe. Learn more here: bit.do/DigitalMath. This session may contain commercial content.

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Monday December 11, 2017 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Greenway F/G

1:55pm

Moving Along the SAMR Ladder with the 4Cs
Every year, it seems like we hear about a new tool to use with our students. Instead of always looking for the "next best thing", why not explore an approach that encourages you to dig deeper into how technology can impact teaching and learning. In this session, we'll be looking at how the 4Cs (communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity) and SAMR can expand how you approach the use of technology in your classroom. Come see what it means to teach above the line.

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avatar for Ryan Cox

Ryan Cox

Director of Technology, St. Cloud Area Schools
After spending 13 years in the classroom, and 2 years as a technology integrationist, I am the Director of Technology for St. Cloud Area Schools. I am focused on how personalized learning and the 4Cs can support student success.


Monday December 11, 2017 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Nicollet D

1:55pm

Organized Confusion: My First Year as a K-5 Technology Specialist
First year in a new position: Digital Learning Specialist at a K-5 Elementary School. Exciting! Intimidating! Frustrating! Confusing! Submerge yourself in a fount of knowledge that includes topics such as device management, login procedures, rules/expectations, effective routines, mice/headphone organization, time management, student tech jobs, labeling, flexible seating, K-5 technology spectrum, discipline, helpful Chrome extensions, digital portfolios and much more!

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Alexander Tofte

Digital Learning Specialist, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage ISD 191
I have been an upper elementary educator for 7 years in the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School district. I am passionate about educational technology and trying new ideas and resources with my students. I have experience connnecting STEM and Language Arts standards to engaging, inter... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Lakeshore A

1:55pm

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.

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avatar for Amy Arbogash

Amy Arbogash

Director of Technology and Personalized Learning, Verona Area School District
My name is Amy Arbogash and I'm the Director of Technology and Personalized Learning in the Verona Area School District. We are a progressive 1:1 iPad, Apple, and GAFE district. I love helping administrators, teachers, and students discover the wows and wonders of learning throug... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Greenway A

1:55pm

Techie Teacher Transforms the Terrified Teacher
In this session we will share how we incorporated robots, plugged, and unplugged lessons into the elementary classroom. We will share lessons taught in the classroom and lessons we learned along the way. We will begin with why we started integrating computer science into the elementary classroom, and share our experiences as a 2nd grade classroom teacher and a technology integrationist.

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Amy Jensen

Teacher
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Angie Kalthoff

Code.org Facilitator, Code.org


Monday December 11, 2017 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Great Lakes Ballroom B

1:55pm

Too Good Not to Share
Tami has been teaching with technology and supporting fellow teachers in integration for over 20 years. She'll share her favorite tools and resources because they're just too good not to share!

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avatar for Tami Brass

Tami Brass

Director of Instructional Technology, St Paul Academy and Summit School
I've been teaching in and supporting 1:1 environments for over 15 years and most recently have been geeking out on making and computer science. Don't ask what level I'm on in Candy Crush...


Monday December 11, 2017 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Great Lakes Ballroom C

1:55pm

Gender Equitable CS Professional Development
Twin Cities PBS (TPT) is a local leader in CS and STEM professional development programs for formal and informal educators in K-12th grade. Using best practices in teacher professional development TPT offers free programs and resources in gender equitable teaching strategies, Scratch Jr., AP Computer Science Principles, Environmental Education + CS, Robotics, Mobile App Development, and E-textiles. Learn about all these programs including lessons learned and how you can participate.

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avatar for Sarah Carter

Sarah Carter

STEM Content & Outreach Specialist, Twin Cities PBS/SciGirls


Monday December 11, 2017 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Poster Table 1

1:55pm

Project Based Learning in a Math Classroom
Are you tired of hearing your students say, "When will I ever use this in real life?" Then look no further! In this session, you will walk through the ups and downs of an 8th grade math class trying Project-Based Learning, both as a supplementary activity and all-inclusive curriculum. Learn how to create a project-based learning activity; how technology can aid in the process; what has worked to grade a PBL activity; and ways to get your coworkers and community involved.

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Courtney Menden

Math Teacher, Shakopee Public Schools


Monday December 11, 2017 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Poster Table 3

1:55pm

Project Chronicle - Undergraduate Developed Education App
Project Chronicle is an app developed by three undergraduate students that has students verbally respond to course questions as if they were talking to a friend or answering a teacher’s questions. Students are then given feedback on what they got correct and what they missed. We are a year into development, have tested it with students, are now looking for feedback on the idea, and would love to ask if there's interest in undertaking a pilot program.

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Monday December 11, 2017 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Poster Table 5

1:55pm

Single Sign-On and Rostering: District Going in a New Direction
See how single sign-on and class rostering has been transformed from a thankless job into a catalyst for meaningful use of digital learning resources. Serving districts from 1,000 - 200,000 students, this session cites the experiences that district leaders have had in scaling up technologies that drive access. As a result, presenters will give a first-hand account of what it's like to evaluate, implement, and manage a robust single sign-on, class-rostering, and analytics platform. May contain commercial content.

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Monday December 11, 2017 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Poster Table 4

1:55pm

Tell Your Story - Story Creation Apps for All Learners
Discover ways the iPad can be used to encourage students to tell all their stories. Whether the story is fiction, autobiographical, recalling historical events, or describing the steps of a science experiment, the iPad can be used to express student voice and share learning. We will share a variety of apps for creating books, recording audio, taking and editing pictures and drawing illustrations that can be used at all age levels and in all content areas

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Kari Gerhart

Digital Learning Coach, Shakopee Public Schools
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Caroline Little

Director of Instructional Technology, Inver Grove Heights Schools


Monday December 11, 2017 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Poster Table 2

1:55pm

21st Century Classroom: Creative Teaching and Teaching Creativity
A misconception exists that we are either born creative or boring. As creativity is often cited as the most important success skill, it is fortunate that regardless of the subject, you can be creative and foster student creativity. During his station rotation format workshop, Oskar will show you how to enhance learning and creativity with choices, responsive teaching, and technology. You will learn creative lesson design and how to easily make and use memes, web pages, videos, and infographics.

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avatar for Oskar Cymerman

Oskar Cymerman

Teacher, Writer, Host, Speaker, Focus 2 Achieve
Oskar is interested in brain-based learning. He spends a lot of time learning about how the human brain acquires, processes, and encodes information. He aims to design lessons and to teach in ways that take advantage of how his students' brains learn. He believes success skills s... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 1:55pm - 3:25pm
Minnehaha

1:55pm

Let’s get creative with Apple
In our session, we will discuss our top 10 tips for using Apple’s creativity apps.
You will learn how to make graphic organizers in Keynote, how to use Airdrop, screen record with QuickTime and use great teacher and student resources on iPad and Mac. Please bring your Mac and/or iPad as this session will be hands-on. This session is based on the Apple Teacher Creativity badge. Apple Teacher is a free program in which you can work at your own pace to become an official Apple Teacher.

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avatar for Bethany Nugent

Bethany Nugent

Art Educator, School District of La Crosse
avatar for Carrie Wuensch-Harden

Carrie Wuensch-Harden

Library and HPL teacher, Hamilton/SOTA I Elementary School
Living the library life in La Crosse, Wisconsin!


Monday December 11, 2017 1:55pm - 3:25pm
Calhoun

1:55pm

Mastering Schoology's New Features
Schoology is the fastest growing learning management system in the world because it is designed with the learner in mind. This year Schoology rolled out a new Google Drive assignment app and more than a dozen new assessment question types. Join me, a Schoology Ambassador to explore and master these new features, and if we have time we will dig into a few of my favorite "old" features. Furthermore, you will leave the session with one pagers and tutorial videos that you can share!

Speakers
avatar for Cory Klinge

Cory Klinge

Instructional Excellence Coordinator, Eden Prairie Schools, MN
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 St Mar... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 1:55pm - 3:25pm
Lake Superior A

1:55pm

Sharing Your School's Story with Spark Video, Post + Page
How are you telling your school's story? From special events in every classroom to leveraging the power of social media there are tools that can help you stay connected to your community. In this session, learn how to create quick videos, web pages and graphics on the go - from a mobile device, Chromebook or computer with Spark Video, Post and Page. These free, simple tools are perfect for everyday storytelling in your school.

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avatar for Monica Burns

Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Class Tech Tips, LLC
Dr. Monica Burns is a curriculum and educational technology consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and founder of ClassTechTips.com. As a classroom teacher, Monica used one-to-one technology to create engaging, standards-based lessons for students. Monica has presented to teach... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 1:55pm - 3:25pm
Minnetonka

1:55pm

Teach Like a Pirate
Join New York Times Best-Selling author Dave Burgess for a high-energy, entertaining, and inspirational program that will transform the way you look at your role as an educator. Learn how to dramatically increase student engagement, design wildly creative lessons, and build a course that is a life-changing experience for your students.
Using a unique combination of magic and humor, he will reignite your passion for the education profession and show you exactly how to make school an amazing place that has students wanting to knock down the walls to get in.
Teach Like a PIRATE has sparked a full-scale revolution in the educational world and has inspired teachers from all over the globe to achieve new levels of excellence in their schools and classrooms. This program is your chance to experience the one-of-a-kind presentational style of unbelievable intensity and outrageous energy that has transfixed audiences at packed venues across the nation.

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Monday December 11, 2017 1:55pm - 3:25pm
Lake Superior B

3:00pm

BreakoutEDU - Dr. Johnson's Lab
"Breakout EDU is the immersive games platform for learners of all ages. In Breakout EDU games, players work collaboratively to solve a series of critical thinking puzzles in order to open a locked box." Come learn more and play a Breakout EDU game! 

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avatar for Stefanie Biebl

Stefanie Biebl

8th Grade Math Teacher, Cloquet Middle School
avatar for Jessica Gagne

Jessica Gagne

Elementary Technology Integration, Cloquet Public Schools


Monday December 11, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Executive Boardroom

3:00pm

Byte-Sized Narratives: Digital Icebreakers and Activities for Today's Learners
A look at the most popular social networks reveals the byte-sized narratives our learners share on a daily basis. Our learners want to connect with others and share themselves and their stories. Join Shelly Sanchez Terrell in a fun session where you will get to know the other attendees by participating in digital icebreakers. We will also learn STEAM while taking selfies and expressing ourselves with emojis.

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avatar for Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Founder/Author/International Speaker/Teacher Trainer/Elearning Specialist, The 30 Goals Challenge
Shelly Sanchez Terrell is a teacher trainer, elearning specialist, and the author of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching and Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones and BYOT. She has trained teachers and taught language learners in over 20 countries as an invited guest expert by organizations, like UNESCO Bangkok, Cultura Iglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, HUPE Croatia, the IATEFL YLTSIG, and VenTESOL. She is the instructional designer for... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Northstar Ballroom A

3:00pm

Pumpkin Spice G Suite!
Ready to shake things up with G Suite? Want to learn the insider tricks that all the Googlers know? Come learn the fabulous tips and tricks that the experts use to make the most of Google tools inside and outside of the classroom. This session is loaded with fun extras to take your Google/collaboration skills to the next level!

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Kasey Bell

Digital Learning Consultant, Shake Up Learning/Region 10 ESC
Kasey Bell is part sparkling smile, part witty personality and a whole heap of passion as big as a Texas--go big or go home, y’all! She is a disruptor of the boring. An engaging, innovative, from the heart sharer who inspires educators while transforming their teaching with original, timely and use-tomorrow ideas for student choice, differentiation, and technology integration. Whether it is learning from home through online courses, professional development, conference workshops or as a keynote speaker Kasey is a relentless innovator of ideas and a devoted transformer of classrooms and teaching. Through teacher empowering publications and award-winning educational resources at ShakeUpLearning.com, learner-driven workshops and presentations and co-hosting Google Teacher Tribe weekly podcast, Kasey proves why we should never settle for the boring when it comes to bringing out the very best in our students, and we should always strive to Shake Up Learning! | | Co-host of The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast | Author of The... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Nicollet D

3:00pm

The FUNdamentals of Integrating a Video Game into Your Classroom
The successful implementation of a video game in a classroom can be a transformative experience for teachers and students. However, many educators are discouraged to take the plunge because of their lack of experience and a range of perceived challenges like access to technology, meeting standards, designing assessments, and getting buy-in from parents and administrators. Paul Darvasi will draw from over a decade of experience of integrating digital games in diverse instructional environments to help teachers address these issues and add an exciting new dimension to their practice. He will map a path and provide a series of concrete steps to guide educators on their epic digital age journey, no matter what the subject or age group.

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Monday December 11, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Greenway H/I

3:00pm

Top Apps, Websites and Tools for your Classroom aka Tools You Can Use Tomorrow
What a fantastic time to be using technology in the classroom. The amount of free, affordable and downright cool solutions is amazing! This class will introduce you to some of the top Websites, Apps and Tools that you can start using in your classroom tomorrow. We will also take a peek into the future at some technology that might be part of your classroom in the future.

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avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Speaker, Fisher Technologies
K-12 EdTech Conference Presenter


Monday December 11, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Nicollet B/C

3:00pm

What Can You Do with Google Drawings?
Got Google? Drawings has much to offer both the teacher and the student. Teachers can quickly create templates for Slides, graphic organizers, and collaborative experiences that will get students engaged and learning. Students can utilize Google Drawings as a creative outlet for any subject! Come grab some ideas and build!

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avatar for Lance Yoder

Lance Yoder

Technology Coordinator, MSD of Steuben County
Lance Yoder is the technology coordinator for MSD of Steuben County. His previous experience as a fourth grade teacher helps him understand the importance of utilizing technology as a creative and unique means to express learning. He is a Google Certified Educator, Trainer, and A... Read More →



Monday December 11, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Great Lakes Ballroom B

3:00pm

Attacking 6-12 ELA Standards with Technology
Learn about apps, extensions, and ideas for simplifying and streamlining 6-12 ELA standards. Explore practical tools for digital curriculum, online storage of resources, online collaboration, and publishing of student work to help lessen the load on teachers implementing ELA standards.

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avatar for Jackie Alderman

Jackie Alderman

Teacher, Cambridge-Isanti High School
I taught English for seven years, in grades ranging from 6-12, including AP Language. Now I am a Technology Integration Specialist, assisting teachers with integration of technology and working behind the scenes to discover and build technological solutions for that purpose.


Monday December 11, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

3:00pm

Creating a 6th-9th Grade Tech Scope & Sequence
Creating tech/computer classes from scratch? Need new alignment/lesson ideas? Walk away from this session with a full 6th-9th grade scope and sequence of coding, media literacy, office productivity software, and IT skills. Presenter will share access to her pre-created full courses in Schoology. Walk away with multiple resources (most FREE!) already compiled and ready to teach! *If you don't already have Schoology, please create a FREE account BEFORE the session starts at www.schoology.com

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avatar for Amanda (Weber) Mackereth

Amanda (Weber) Mackereth

Technology Teacher, Spectrum High School


Monday December 11, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
St. Croix

3:00pm

Digital Citizenship & Classroom Management
Promote digital citizenship and improve classroom management. New Prague Area Schools uses Hapara and other simple strategies to reinforce the formal digital citizenship lessons taught in media and technology classes. For example, the Focused Browsing feature in Hapara helps students stay on task by guiding their internet access. This scaffolding approach builds students’ self-regulation skills. Learn some simple teaching techniques and how to create your own digital citizenship survival kit!

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avatar for Shawn Brandt

Shawn Brandt

Director of Technology Integration, New Prague Area Schools


Monday December 11, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A2

3:00pm

Digital Portfolios in the Google Infused Classroom
In this session we will provide a framework for using digital portfolios to help students gather rich information about student learning and growth. Participants will leave with practical strategies of how they can infuse Google tools in their classroom to help make student thinking visible, amplify student voice and share student work with an authentic audience.

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avatar for Tanya Avrith

Tanya Avrith

Director of Educational Technology, Grandview Preparatory School
Tanya Avrith is the co-author of the newly released book The Google Infused Classroom. She is an Education Strategist and Educational Technology Consultant living in South Florida. Tanya helps lead change by working with educators, parents, K-12 and college students. Tanya previously served as the Lead Educational Technology and Digital Citizenship Teacher at the Lester B. Pearson School Board in Montreal, Canada. While there, Tanya was instrumental in the vision and execution of the district wide Digital Citizenship Program (dcp.lbpsb.qc.ca) which resulted in her being invited to Facebook headquarters to discuss Digital Citizenship education. Tanya has presented to thousands of educators, students, and parents from all over Canada and the United States addressing strategies for learning how to harness the power of social media.She facilitated the deployment and professional development of 1:1 initiatives including Macbooks, iPads and Chromebooks as well as the adoption of Google Apps for Education for her district... Read More →
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Holly Clark

Innovation Specialist, EdTechTeam
Holly Clark is a technology and innovation specialist from San Diego, California. She has been helping teachers redefine instruction in their classrooms by overseeing both 1:1 iPad and Chromebooks pilots and helping schools implement digital literacy programs. She is a Google Cer... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Lakeshore B

3:00pm

Empower & Engage EVERY Learner Through Student Voice
Do you wish you knew what every student in your classroom was thinking? Do you wish you had time to let every student share their strategies? How about needing a safe sharing platform for your quiet and/or introverted students? Do you wish there was a way that every student could share their voice at parent conferences? Learn easy & practical ways to integrate tools like Flipgrid, Voki, Chatterpix, Padlet, and Seesaw to empower students to share their thinking using their own voice.

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avatar for Jen Olson

Jen Olson

2nd Grade Teacher, Montrose Elementary School of Innovation, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools
Empower & Engage EVERY Student Through Student Voice | Session Presentation | https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1MuO-wxWEaJNT1ETddNMEIHgifySVDqQdXWBHmTzgaK4/edit?usp=sharing | | Sharing Padlet | https://padlet.com/jolson1O/ties17


Monday December 11, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A3

3:00pm

Empowering Student Voice With Buncee Digital Creations
The Buncee Bus is here! Join us for a hands-on workshop as we demonstrate how your students can use Buncee, a fun and easy-to-use creation and presentation tool, to communicate learning and produce knowledge artifacts. We will also share how educators can use Buncee to flip lessons and differentiate learning. Educators will have the chance to create Buncees and explore the Classroom Dashboard. May contain commercial content.

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Sara Frater

Elementary Teacher


Monday December 11, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Isles

3:00pm

Explore the Classroom App for iPad
Classroom App turns your iPad in to a powerful teaching assistant. In this hands-on session, you’ll experience new Classroom app features as a student, then as a teacher. You’ll learn how to set up classes on the fly, launch apps on student devices, view student screens, share documents with the class, and much more. May contain commercial content.

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Monday December 11, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Skyway

3:00pm

G Suite - Littles Can Too!
This presentation will show ways that primary classrooms can use G Suite to engage students in meaningful activities that emphasize the 4Cs (collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity) and highlight Thinking Maps. The goal of the presentation is to provide easy ways that teachers can use G Suite to seamlessly implement technology daily to provide more engaging, effective, efficient and differentiated instruction for littles.

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Abby Kath

Kindergarten Teacher, White Bear Lake Area Schools


Monday December 11, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Greenway B/C

3:00pm

Get your Chrome On: The Application Way

Join the Digital Learning Coaches from ECCS in Minnesota for a captivating session that will explore Chrome apps and how they can be used to personalize student learning. We will show examples of applications we have used with staff and students that demonstrate the 4 C’s: collaboration, critical thinking, communication and creativity. Attendees will leave this session with applications they can implement upon returning to their classrooms.

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avatar for Jared Van Aalsburg

Jared Van Aalsburg

Digital Learning Coach, ISD 112
After 15 years in the classroom, I am now working as a Digital Learning Coach (Technology Integration Specialist) for Eastern Carver County Schools in Minnesota. I work with students K-12 and love my job! I am a Google for Education Certified teacher, have my Masters in Education... Read More →
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 pri... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Regency

3:00pm

Google Scope and Sequence
See how a Library Media Specialist uses Google sites to organize daily lesson plans for students to use. When students miss the opening directions in my class, they can go to our class webpage and view an instructional video so they know what we are learning each day. My teaching website is both a daily lesson guide and a complete scope and sequence of all of the Information Literacy, Digital Citizenship and Technology Skills concepts we learn through out our entire elementary building.

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avatar for Beth Erlenborn

Beth Erlenborn

Library Media Specialist, O H Anderson Elementary School
Beth Erlenborn is a Library Media Specialist in Mahtomedi MN and teaches grades 3 - 5. She has a Masters in School Library and Information Technology. She is a Google Certified Educator : Level 1 and was named a Minnesota TIES Exceptional Teacher in 2016. | | “Since technology is changing at an unprecedented rate, I believe we need to be continuously proactive in our schools, thoughtfully bringing in new technologies. We want our students to be confident in using any device, prepared to explore how technology can support them as both learners using existing content, and creators creating fresh and compelling... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Harriet

3:00pm

Google Slides for Interactive Presentation
With increased access to student devices, how will classrooms look different in the future? In a move away from interactive whiteboards, learn how a combination of existing and new tools can increase student engagement, accessibility, and collaboration. This session will feature creative ways to use Google Slides, iPads, Doceri, and more to enhance instruction from the front of the classroom and beyond.

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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 th... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Greenway J

3:00pm

Have a Magical Day: Disney Principles for Positive Culture Shift
Be our guest as we discuss how, as educators, we can take the success of Disney and apply it to our own schools using Walt Disney’s own basic beliefs and guidelines of innovation. Disney has built a successful brand that has brought happiness and joy to both children and adults for years. We will discuss each tenet that Disney is built upon along with the corresponding relationship to the education world and how it can change the landscape of school culture and shape a love of learning.

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avatar for Evan Abramson

Evan Abramson

Director of IT, Millburn Township School District
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Mandy Froehlich

Director of Innovation & Technology, Ripon Area School District
Mandy Froehlich is the Director of Innovation and Technology at the Ripon Area School District in Wisconsin where she supports educators in creating innovative change in their classrooms. In addition, Mandy is a keynote speaker with a passion for re-engaging teachers into their p... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Nicollet A

3:00pm

Introducing ClassFlow
An innovative new cloud-based platform for teachers that make lesson planning more efficient and lesson delivery more impactful as teachers and students share and interact with content. Connect with each student through dynamic two-way sharing of lesson material using any device and classroom display. Achieve increased student engagement leading to greater achievement with instruction guided by student feedback. Please bring your device to experience the modern classroom!

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Kevin Schaefer

K12 Education Account Manager


Monday December 11, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Great Lakes Ballroom C

3:00pm

OER Illustrative Math via your LMS
We will show participants how the OER (open educational resources) Illustrative Mathematics curriculum can be used with Moodle, Schoology, and Canvas. This enables the fully supported middle school math curriculum to be used in a personalized digital environment and provides standards achievement reporting.

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avatar for Dan McGuire

Dan McGuire

Executive Director, SABIER
Dan McGuire is the Executive Director of the Stone Arch Bridge Initiative for Education Resources which is a non-profit that provides professional development for faculty to increase skill in using Open Educational Resources.  Dan has more than 30 years of experience innovating... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Nokomis

3:00pm

Partnering Math & Computer Science
Is it possible to develop or apply mathematical concepts while also developing programming literacy? Come experience how we are partnering algebra and geometry with computer science including low floor high ceiling scenarios, visual patterns, and real world modeling. Bring a computer to access Scratch, Beetle Blocks, and Python resources.

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avatar for Mike Larson

Mike Larson

Instructional Strategies Facilitator
I am a huge advocate of STEAM education, computer science, digital fabrication and constantly learning new ways to make the student experience more authentic and meaningful.


Monday December 11, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Lakeshore C

3:00pm

Strategic Planning for Successful 1:1 Device Implementation
This session will describe the process the Osceola School District used to successfully implement 1:1 devices in grades 5-9 for increased student achievement and engagement. Information and resources will be shared on the strategic planning process for 1:1, the development of technology integration training and continued professional development for staff, and a technology skills scope and sequence to meet the ISTE student and teacher standards.

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Bryan Marks

Technology Integration Specialist, Osceola School District


Monday December 11, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Greenway A

3:00pm

Successfully Employ Schoology's NEW Enhanced Question Types
Learn how to utilize Schoology's NEW assessment question types for both formative and summative assessments. Participants will be able to create and experience each of the enhanced question types. Attendees will walk away with ideas and examples on how to implement these tools successfully in your content and grade levels.

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Amanda Christiansen

Teacher, Wabasha-Kellogg
avatar for Glen Irvin

Glen Irvin

Teacher/Tech Integrationist, Wabasha-Kellogg Schools
Schoology Educator of Year & Ambassador 2016-2017 - Spanish Teacher & District Integrationist - 2017 Minecraft Mentor - Let's talk #gamification #gamebasedlearning #MinecraftEdu or anything else in education that gets students fired up about learning! Here is a link to my website... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Greenway D/E

3:00pm

Use Google Expeditions and VR to Drive Critical Thinking
Have you experienced VR, but would like to know how it can actually help teachers teach and students learn? Maybe you have never heard of VR? Either way, this is a session for you. VR can be that "shiny object," but when used strategically VR can help students secure core knowledge and participate in critical thinking experiences. VR also helps students empathize with others and can support personalized learning environments. May contain commercial content.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Semans

Ryan Semans

Director of Instructional Technology & Development, Tierney Brothers, Inc.


Monday December 11, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Greenway F/G

3:00pm

Using 3D Design Thinking to Impact Learning and Innovation
Each day educators seek new ways to best meet the needs of learners. Sometimes this requires thinking differently in order to get dramatically different results. Using human-centered design methods through our 3D Design Methodology provides a structured yet highly creative way to become an innovator! You will not only learn about the why behind design thinking, but also get the chance to try out a couple of the methods that support the design process, from Discover to Design to Deliver!

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Nelsen

Elizabeth Nelsen

Coordinator of Design Thinking and Innovation, Spring Lake Park Schools
I'm in my 4th year as a Coordinator of Design Thinking, Innovation, and Personalized Learning in Spring Lake Park Schools, a highly innovative 1:1 iPad district and an Apple Distinguished Program. The majority of my work focuses on facilitating our SLP 3D Design Thinking methodol... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Lakeshore A

3:00pm

Blended Learning With Chromebooks and Flexible Seating
Join in on a Q&A session on implementing a rotation station model of blended learning with Chromebooks and flexible seating

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Monday December 11, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Poster Table 3

3:00pm

Building Virtual Communities of Practice
The Perpich Arts Integration Network of Teachers provides an online community in which teachers blog about and discuss arts integration. Come explore strategies to encourage participation by very busy rural teachers who often wear multiple hats in their school communities.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Pierson

Todd Pierson

Perpich Center for Arts Education, Perpich Center for Arts Education
Educational Technology Strategist with a special interest in virtual communities of practice. | Todd has facilitated online professional development and learning communities for the Perpich Center for Arts Education



Monday December 11, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Poster Table 2

3:00pm

Online Resources - Engaging for Students, Easy for You
Quality online resources are essential for effective digital learning. Teachers say barriers to use of digital resources are time, classroom management, lack of personal knowledge, and a lack of professional development focused on technology integration. This session will address those barriers by focusing on a limited number of free resources that teachers use effectively and find engaging for students, discuss efficiency and currency, and the ability to differentiate and personalize learning.

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 tec... Read More →


Monday December 11, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Poster Table 1

3:00pm

Professional Learning - One Size Does Not Fit All
Learn how one school transformed the professional learning model for all staff by providing a framework for each individual adult learner to pursue learning that directly aligned to individual interest and need. Focus on district and building goals, deliverables for staff, and student achievement measures are all part of the model.

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Sara Hunt

Tech Coach/Science Teacher, Minnetonka Public Schools


Monday December 11, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Poster Table 5

3:00pm

Seesaw in the Elementary Classroom
Seesaw is a student-driven digital portfolio that empowers students of all ages to independently document and share what they are learning at school. Learn how to set up accounts, log in to SeeSaw and experience it as a student, and see examples of SeeSaw in the classroom.

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Sara Edwards

Academic Coach
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Rob Swanson

Tech Integration, Cambridge Isanti Schools
Having been in the Cambridge Isanti Schools for 26 years, I have taught grades 3rd thru 6th, have led grade level teams and have been involved in moving our district towards the innovative leader.


Monday December 11, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Poster Table 4

3:00pm

Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) Technology Component Group Meeting
The MASA Technology Component Group will have a meeting at 3:00 pm on Monday, December 11, 2017 during the 2017 TIES Conference. The Technology Component Group is comprised of school district personnel who work in technology leadership positions in their school districts. Anyone is welcome to attend this meeting to learn about the group’s activities and membership.

Monday December 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Cedar
 
Tuesday, December 12
 

7:30am

#TIES17 First Timers Session
First time attending the TIES Education Technology Conference? Come and learn from the zen masters how to get the most out of your conference experience.

Speakers
avatar for Troy Cherry

Troy Cherry

Lead Education Technology Consultant, TIES
Conference Equipment Chair | Love: Googly things, Moodly things, Synergizing, iOS nerdery, blended and competency based 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 initiat... Read More →


Tuesday December 12, 2017 7:30am - 8:00am
Regency

8:30am

Our Untold Stories
As educators, we work every day to help our students learn and grow. Yet despite the myriad of unique settings and situations we each work it, there exists single stories about our work, our students and our industry. As posed by Nigerian Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, these single stories lead to stereotypes that while not necessarily wholly untrue, are certainly incomplete. So what are the untold stories we need to consider to avoid stereotype threat and help teachers see ourselves as change agents? In this keynote, Jennie Magiera will share untold stories we can amplify in order to empower educators to change the world, starting in their our classrooms.

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Tuesday December 12, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Nicollet A/B/C/D

10:30am

BreakoutEDU
"Breakout EDU is the immersive games platform for learners of all ages. In Breakout EDU games, players work collaboratively to solve a series of critical thinking puzzles in order to open a locked box." Come learn more and play a Breakout EDU game! 

Speakers
avatar for Michael Walker

Michael Walker

Secondary Digital Learning Specialist, Edina Public Schools
I am an educator and life-long learner, currently serving as Secondary Technology Integration Specialist for Edina Public Schools in Edina, Minnesota. In previous positions I have taught Math, Computer Applications, Community Building using Technology and coached tennis. In addit... Read More →


Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
LaSalle

10:30am

BreakoutEDU - Cheers to a Great PLC
BreakoutEDU is a type of game where players use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open a locked box. In this game, players will learn what it takes to make a PLC successful and valuable as a PD tool. The game was designed to play with teachers who are beginning a new PLC.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Mikla

Jeremy Mikla

Tech Integration Coach, Milaca High School
I teach high school social studies and am a technology integration coach at a 1:1 iPad school in East Central Minnesota. I am a BreakoutEDU enthusiast who enjoys making physical and digital games to use in classroom settings. I believe the best learning is driven by curiosity. I... Read More →


Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Executive Boardroom

10:30am

Deep Learning in a Digital World of Possibilities
Can we make compassion, curiosity, and citizenship go viral? Around the world, millions share the narratives of their lives in bite-sized chunks through SMS, status updates, videos, podcasts, or images. These are our learning rituals in our digital society. Our students create, produce, direct, summarize, translate, and share stories outside of learning institutions daily and these messages go viral. We will explore these learning trends and discover ways to integrate them in our classes to support digital publishers in crafting messages with positive impact. We will also explore the potential and test the possibility of supporting our students in making compassion go viral.

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Founder/Author/International Speaker/Teacher Trainer/Elearning Specialist, The 30 Goals Challenge
Shelly Sanchez Terrell is a teacher trainer, elearning specialist, and the author of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching and Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones and BYOT. She has trained teachers and taught language learners in over 20 countries as an invited guest expert by organizations, like UNESCO Bangkok, Cultura Iglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, HUPE Croatia, the IATEFL YLTSIG, and VenTESOL. She is the instructional designer for... Read More →


Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Lakeshore B

10:30am

Exploring Virtual Reality
This class will take you bottom to top (hope you enjoyed the pun) of Virtual Reality. We will discuss what it is, why it works and what you need to get going on both exploring and creating your VR. We will also explore the different types of VR and VR headsets available. We will then take a "heads" on look at some of the most impactful VR applications available and finish with an overview on how VR is making real world impacts well. 

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Speaker, Fisher Technologies
K-12 EdTech Conference Presenter


Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Nicollet A

10:30am

Information Literacy, Media Literacy, and Google Search
We have an unprecedented level of accessibility to information. In many cases our access to information can occur across a myriad of technological devices including a computer, a tablet device, and a smartphone. Given the mass quantities of information available, it is vital for us to develop strategies for not only finding what we need, but also being able to effectively filter out what we don’t need. 3 out of 4 students, and 3.5 out of 4 teachers, are not as effective at searching for and finding truly meaningful and useful information as they could be. This session will focus on identifying appropriate strategies for Information Literacy, Media Literacy, and why these skill sets are critical for our students and ourselves. In addition, we will identify appropriate methodologies for applying critical thinking skills to evaluate content.

Speakers
avatar for Ken Shelton

Ken Shelton

Global Keynote Specialist and Education Technology Strategist, EdTechTeam


Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Nicollet B/C

10:30am

Integrating Open Source Materials into Your Classroom
Open source is an integral part of the tech industry and its future. We’ll discuss resources that can be used to supplement your curriculum and useful tools to integrate with your teaching. As well as what to use and when. And what kind of materials best complement different learning styles. We’ll touch upon why STEM has now developed into STEAM and those implications. These tools and techniques will draw upon project-based and out-of-school learning as examples. You’ll also walk away with how you can contribute open source material to the community.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Garcia

Rebecca Garcia

Hello World Foundation
Rebecca Garcia is the co-founder of CoderDojo NYC and currently works at the Hello World Foundation, supporting CoderDojo; a global non-profit movement of free coding clubs for youth. She was awarded as a U.S. White House Champion of Change for her work to connect young learners... Read More →


Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Lakeshore A

10:30am

Teach Like the Tonight Show
How does Jimmy Fallon do it? Night after night, we laugh at the hilarious antics and games played on The Tonight Show. How can we bring this kind of engagement into the classroom? Come learn how to bring the engagement and fun of The Tonight Show into your classroom and align it to your learning goals!

Speakers
avatar for Kasey Bell

Kasey Bell

Digital Learning Consultant, Shake Up Learning/Region 10 ESC
Kasey Bell is part sparkling smile, part witty personality and a whole heap of passion as big as a Texas--go big or go home, y’all! She is a disruptor of the boring. An engaging, innovative, from the heart sharer who inspires educators while transforming their teaching with original, timely and use-tomorrow ideas for student choice, differentiation, and technology integration. Whether it is learning from home through online courses, professional development, conference workshops or as a keynote speaker Kasey is a relentless innovator of ideas and a devoted transformer of classrooms and teaching. Through teacher empowering publications and award-winning educational resources at ShakeUpLearning.com, learner-driven workshops and presentations and co-hosting Google Teacher Tribe weekly podcast, Kasey proves why we should never settle for the boring when it comes to bringing out the very best in our students, and we should always strive to Shake Up Learning! | | Co-host of The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast | Author of The... Read More →


Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Nicollet D

10:30am

Teaching Outside the Box: A Crash Course in Creative Brainstorming
A fast-paced and fun session designed to teach techniques that will skyrocket creativity. You will learn how to use your brain like Google, create a GPS system for powerful teaching, and magically create new ideas through Creative Alchemy. In addition, learn how to overcome obstacles that stifle creativity by using the Wedding Photographer Principle. You’ll leave truly believing you are a creative being and inspired to add memorable experiences for students to your lesson plans.

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Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom B

10:30am

What Can You Do with Google Drawings?
Got Google? Drawings has much to offer both the teacher and the student. Teachers can quickly create templates for Slides, graphic organizers, and collaborative experiences that will get students engaged and learning. Students can utilize Google Drawings as a creative outlet for any subject! Come grab some ideas and build!

Speakers
avatar for Lance Yoder

Lance Yoder

Technology Coordinator, MSD of Steuben County
Lance Yoder is the technology coordinator for MSD of Steuben County. His previous experience as a fourth grade teacher helps him understand the importance of utilizing technology as a creative and unique means to express learning. He is a Google Certified Educator, Trainer, and A... Read More →



Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Northstar Ballroom B

10:30am

Who Wants to Play? How to Transform Your Class into an Immersive Game
Converting a class into a game profoundly alters traditional classroom dynamics and engages students in an experience they will not soon forget. More and more educators are unleashing the power of play by grafting game elements into their classes, but where does one begin? Paul Darvasi will unlock the secrets to designing immersive games that blend a modular combination of narrative, video game mechanics, social media, puzzles, interactive tools, reward systems and experiential activities. Teachers can pick and choose the features that make sense for their unique classroom cultures, and recast their practice as a site for creative expression, design and experimentation.

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Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway D/E

10:30am

#WhatsTrending
This session is based on spotlighting the latest trends in education - including seating, design thinking, flipped learning, gammification, green screen, and fidgets - and an easy guide to implement them into your classroom. Leave the session with the tools needed to bring innovation to your classroom and become the trend setter of your building.


Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway J

10:30am

Apple Tips and Tricks: Enabling the Classroom
Learn about new updates from Apple along with tips and tricks to get the most out of your iPad or Mac for both personal productivity and for teaching and learning. May contain commercial content.

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Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Skyway

10:30am

AR/VR in K-12 Science
AR/VR engages science learners through virtual field trips, hands-on augmented reality experiences, and more. Explore how AR/VR science resources can be used to enhance student engagement and learning in the 21st Century classroom.

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Renee Reszel

Library Media Specialist, Ripon Area School District
I am a new Library Media Specialist in the Ripon Area School District. I would love to communicate with people on how they implement technology into their schedules and encourage teachers to use technology as a tool to share/present student learning.
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Renee Schoff

Teacher/Technology Coach


Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Lakeshore C

10:30am

Creating a Breakout Game with Google Sites
In this session we will explore what makes an online Breakout Game and how it works. This session will also cover how to use Google Sites, Google Forms, Google Docs and Google Slides to create your very own online Breakout Game for your students.

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Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

10:30am

Critical Thinking + Tech?
Are you using educational technology in your classroom? Is it effective? Is it impacting student achievement? Is your instruction delivered to support higher order thinking? Can critical thinking be taught with tech? In this session, we'll dive into this questions and more as we discover ways to incorporate technology with higher order, critical thinking learning activities.

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Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom A2

10:30am

Design for Learning: Hacking Your Learning Space
In this session, participants will learn how to embrace a progressive culture of innovation in how a school district can design and think about learning spaces. Discuss the preconceptions and barriers regarding classroom design and explore the power of using technology and crowdsourcing to communicate vision and engage a variety of stakeholders (students, teachers, and the community) in this evolution.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Snedden

Nicole Snedden

Innovation Coordinator, Teacher Instructional Coach, & Design for Learning Project Leader, Minnetonka Public Schools
Nicole Snedden is a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) who has served in the education field for over 14 years, 11 of which were in the classroom and during which she was a recipient of the Minnetonka Child-Centered Excellence in Teaching Award. As a 5th grade teacher, she s... Read More →


Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Minnetonka

10:30am

Detecting and Mitigating Advanced Security Threats
Schools are increasingly vulnerable to advanced security attacks designed to steal funds or capture sensitive information. These threats are further amplified as schools increasingly utilize cloud-hosted web services that are directly accessible from the Internet. Microsoft has a number of cloud-hosted solutions designed to enable quick detection and mitigation of zero-day security exploits, sophisticated email phishing and ransomware attacks. Come learn more about these exciting solutions. May contain commercial content.


Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Isles

10:30am

Digital Assessments
There are many resources for teachers to utilize in a digital space for classroom assessments. In this session, teachers will learn about two resources for creating digital assessments. Quizizz is an online assessment website with key features that make it more fun and flexible for a classroom familiar with Kahoot!. Formative is a more traditional digital assessment platform that provide students and teachers with immediate feedback, allow for live responses, and shows student growth over time.

Speakers
avatar for Troy Reynolds

Troy Reynolds

Technology Integrationist, Bagley ISD 162
I have been in education for nine years. In that time I have worked very heavily with technology integration and the use of SMART Boards and iPads. In 2009, I was hired by Waubun as a new teacher but within a few months I was given the opportunity to be a district technology inte... Read More →



Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom C

10:30am

Digital Storytelling with the Adobe Creative Cloud
Leverage Adobe Creative Cloud to go beyond constraints of text presentations. Adobe Creative Cloud is a standard tool among professionals in digital design. Begin with images and learn how to enhance them and incorporate into a compelling digital story.

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Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway F/G

10:30am

Explain Everything App: Kids Showing What They Know
Never watch another boring student PowerPoint/Google Slides presentation again! The Explain Everything app blows other presentation tools out of the water and gives your students a variety of multi-media tools to show what they know. Come see how a primary teacher has empowered young learners to create fun, visual work using video, text, images, and drawing. If you have access to iPads at your school and you're not using Explain Everything, you're working too hard (and having way less fun)!

Speakers
avatar for Sara Windschitl

Sara Windschitl

1st grade teacher, Metro Deaf School
Sara is a first grade teacher in her 13th year at Metro Deaf School, a charter school in St. Paul that serves Deaf/Hard of Hearing students in grades pre-k through 12 from all over the metro area. Her technology focus over the years has been finding ways to adapt curriculum for A... Read More →


Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom A3

10:30am

Gmail 101
So you have used Gmail, but you feel lost. You have heard all the cool things you can do with labels and settings, but you don't know where to begin. This is the session for you. We will go through all the Settings, Label organization, Folders, and Labs. We will learn what Conversation View is and how it works, as well as explaining archiving in a simple and straight forward manner with time for lots of questions. Bring your laptop and be ready to learn.

Speakers
avatar for Chris White

Chris White

Upper School Technology Coordinator, St. Paul Academy and Summit School
Google Education Trainer since 2014. YouTube channel - youtube.com/CWGTvideos whites-geometry-wiki.wikispaces.com @whitechrisf1


Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
St. Croix

10:30am

High School Students Making Mobile Apps in AP CSP
Teaching kids how to make mobile apps while getting ready for the AP Computer Science Principles exam is engaging for ALL kids. We will share the curriculum we are using, the opportunities for professional development, and the national community of teaching the newest of AP courses. Our first year was wildly successful with 97% passing rate in one of the biggest tests taken in our building. We'll share successes and improvements!


Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway H/I

10:30am

K-2 IDEA Lab (Imagine, Design, Explore, Ask)
When our computer lab became obsolete because of our 1:1 program, we were looking for ways to engage students in experiences that would enhance their 21st century skills. Our K-2 building decided to give students the opportunity to learn programing, robotics and other STEM related topics through hands on experiences in what we call our IDEA lab (imagine, design, explore, ask). Learn how we got started, what tools we use, and how teachers integrate these tools into their day.

Speakers
avatar for Bailey Nett

Bailey Nett

Instructional Technology Coach, Orono Schools
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Donna Ostvig

Technology Specialist


Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Lake Superior B

10:30am

Learning in Public: Technology Integration in Model Classrooms
What new ideas could you try? Grounded in principles of action research and modeling risk-taking and “learning in public,” model classrooms are an approach to technology integration that empower teachers to try, learn, and share. Learn how Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District has been implementing model classrooms in special education settings, explore example teacher action research projects, and leave with ideas for implementing model classrooms in your school or district.


Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Harriet

10:30am

Learning is Social: Student Engagement in the Online Classroom
As teachers in the Bloomington Public Schools create their first online course offerings, they recognize that learning takes place through the interactions students have with their peers, teachers, and other experts. Discover how to create a digital learning environment that maximizes the learner's ability to interact with each other through discussion, collaboration, and feedback using a variety of technology integration strategies and tools.


Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Nokomis

10:30am

Mobility, Leadership, and Learning
Digital learning experiences and mobile devices are changing the education landscape. At this session, we will discuss strategies for leading your organization through this transition to create new learning and teaching opportunities. You’ll explore the role of visionary leadership in supporting school transformation and see how new learning resources support emerging trends in education. May contain commercial content.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Landis

Jon Landis

Development Executive, Apple
Dr. Jon Landis is part of Apple's International Education team, working with school leaders to leverage technology to transform learning. Prior to Apple, Dr. Landis served as a college of education professor, chemistry teacher, school principal, curriculum director and information technology director. He holds a Ph.D in Sociology, a Masters in Education Leadership, and a BS in... Read More →


Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Regency

10:30am

PBL in the EBD or Alternative Classroom
Project Based Learning may only seem ideal for students with ideal student habits, but I found it to be a powerful tool for teaching hard to reach students. In this workshop I will share my experience with teaching individualized project based learning with students labeled with EBD and with students in treatment for chemical dependency.

Speakers
avatar for Hannah Cushing

Hannah Cushing

Innovation Coach


Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Calhoun

10:30am

Preparing to Teach Scratch
Join us as we explore the exciting world of coding and learn to build meaningful projects that utilize a broad range of Scratch commands. Gain ideas on how to set up your coding curriculum and see sample rubrics that guide the design process. Learn to use the studio so students can easily share their work with each other and with you for authentic audience participation and feedback.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Erlenborn

Beth Erlenborn

Library Media Specialist, O H Anderson Elementary School
Beth Erlenborn is a Library Media Specialist in Mahtomedi MN and teaches grades 3 - 5. She has a Masters in School Library and Information Technology. She is a Google Certified Educator : Level 1 and was named a Minnesota TIES Exceptional Teacher in 2016. | | “Since technology is changing at an unprecedented rate, I believe we need to be continuously proactive in our schools, thoughtfully bringing in new technologies. We want our students to be confident in using any device, prepared to explore how technology can support them as both learners using existing content, and creators creating fresh and compelling... Read More →


Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Minnehaha

10:30am

Renewing Revision: Teaching Targeted Peer Review

When they are engaged in writing, students need timely, specific, and goal-oriented feedback. Digital tools are perfect for delivering the ongoing, personalized scaffolding and formative feedback that are the hallmarks of a traditional writer’s workshop. During this session, we will learn how to use a wide range of tools and resources (text, audio, and video) for designing, personalizing, and facilitating the review and revision process in a digital age writer's workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Troy Hicks

Troy Hicks

Professor, Central Michigan University
Dr. Troy Hicks is a professor of English at Central Michigan University and focuses his work on the teaching of writing, literacy and technology, and teacher education and professional development. A former middle school teacher, he collaborates with K–12 colleagues and exp... Read More →


Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway A

10:30am

Seesaw in the Language Classroom
Learn how using a digital portfolio has transformed my language classroom. Activities demonstrated could be applied to a variety of languages or subjects where vocabulary and communication is key.

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Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway B/C

10:30am

The Future of Learning: Meeting the Needs of ALL Learners
ALL students are entitled to an excellent education. Will the concepts 
of today’s education be enough to prepare students? The future of education has infinite possibilities. It is essential we think beyond the classroom and without a box when it comes to teaching and learning for the future. With the digital age upon us, there are more opportunities to provide students what is needed to be thriving learners in the classroom. Ultimately, we must empower them!

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Dawn Benaitis

Dr. Dawn Benaitis

Director of Professional Development, Discovery Education
An acknowledged thought leader dedicated to supporting the success of each learner, Dr. Dawn Benaitis has nearly 25 years of experience in the fields of education and professional learning. Benaitis has held the roles of teacher, reading specialist, special education coordinator, principal, and assistant superintendent for curriculum and... Read More →


Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Northstar Ballroom A

10:30am

Organizing Student App Choices
Are you spending a lot of time reminding students what app they should be using? We will offer multiple ways to organize and display visual cues to help students stay on task, stay focused, and independently work towards their goals. This will also help the teacher with organization and classroom management.

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Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 4

10:30am

Personalized PD: Modeling Personalized Learning for Educators
Personalized learning is becoming a focus in classrooms across the state, but what are we doing to personalize learning for our teachers? Instructional coaches, administrators and anyone providing professional development need ask themselves what choices am I providing to teachers during PD. This session will highlight practical ways to model the pillars of personalization (voice & choice, flexible learning path and standards based learning) in your staff professional development.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Wallace

Kristin Wallace

Secondary Technology Integrationist, Westonka School District
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... Read More →


Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 2

10:30am

Seesaw in the Elementary Classroom
I am a Seesaw ambassador and will be sharing how I have used This wonderful Digital Portfolio in my classroom with my students. We have been able to share progress with parents, showcase what they are doing in the classroom and how it has been used as a tool to help parents and students connect with homework. As a teacher I will also share how I use Seesaw for assessments, connecting to parents, and cutting down on paper usage.

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Heidi Diercks

1st Grade, Kasson Mantorville Elementary
I am a first grade teacher at Kasson-Mantorville Elementary School. I have been in the process of doing an "in-class" flip for the past two years in math. I learn more about it every year! This year I am using the Seesaw and Explain Everything apps to make my videos, and thro... Read More →



Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 5

10:30am

ThatQuiz & QR Codes: An EdTech Team-Up for your Math Class
ThatQuiz.org is the best kept secret on the internet when it comes to independent and differentiated math practice. Team it up with QR codes and the possibilities are endless - all for free! Come talk with us about how we used ThatQuiz to gamify math fact mastery and generate excitement, or how it is used for differentiated done and independent work in first grade classrooms. This resource is free and applicable to all grades K-12, with practice ranging from basic addition to calculus concepts.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Draayer

Stephanie Draayer

Technology Integration Specialist, Palmer Lake Elemenrary - Osseo Area Schools
I am a Technology Integration Specialist at Palmer Lake Elementary - Osseo Area Schools. Half of my job is instructing Technology classes as a specialist, and half of my day is spent working on professional development and coach and collaborating with teachers. I spent my first... Read More →



Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 3

10:30am

Upper Elementary Technology Integration
This session will show viewers a model of technology integration from a fourth grade math classroom. Come and see how various types of multimedia and learning platforms can all be used together to create a seamless learning experience for upper elementary students and help build their 21st Century Technology skills. Great for teachers that are looking for strategies and techniques for bringing learning together into an easy to use and manage system.

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Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 1

10:30am

Synergy TeacherVue Drop-in
Are you using Synergy TeacherVue? Do you have a question or two? Drop in and ask your question with a couple of TIES Synergy experts!

The drop-in hours are 10:30 - 12, and 1- 2:30, located in Suite 2 on the 4th floor. 

Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Suite 2 - Floor 4

10:30am

Playground: Coding + Programming
There is a global movement to include coding in the classroom, fueled by the idea that every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. Initiatives like Hour of Code are introducing tens of millions of students to computational thinking, and there are many other programs and initiatives that are helping teachers bring coding to the classroom. This portion of the playground will feature educators involved with varied coding programs and age groups. Talk with them and leave with ways to implement coding in your school!

Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Mirage

11:45am

BreakoutEDU - Professor Curmudgeon's Minnesota Mystery Tour
BreakoutEDU games have players use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open a locked box. This game was designed to use in a Minnesota History/Geography class or unit, but would also be a fun way for anyone to lean more about what makes Minnesota unique.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Mikla

Jeremy Mikla

Tech Integration Coach, Milaca High School
I teach high school social studies and am a technology integration coach at a 1:1 iPad school in East Central Minnesota. I am a BreakoutEDU enthusiast who enjoys making physical and digital games to use in classroom settings. I believe the best learning is driven by curiosity. I... Read More →


Tuesday December 12, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Executive Boardroom

11:45am

Designing a Culturally Relevant and Responsive Pedagogy
This highly interactive session will take participants through the design process in creating culturally sensitive/responsive learning opportunities for students. We will look at and participate in several key instructional outcome areas as well as identify several technology-rich integration strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Ken Shelton

Ken Shelton

Global Keynote Specialist and Education Technology Strategist, EdTechTeam


Tuesday December 12, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Great Lakes Ballroom C

11:45am

Empathy, Perspective and Peace: Video Games to Change Ourselves and the World
This session will look at how digital games can be used to promote a range of positive socio-emotional skills and attitudes in and outside the classroom. Drawing from his research for the United Nations on peace education and conflict resolution, Paul will discuss how serious games are uniquely suited to produce empathy, grant perspective-taking, explore ethical dilemmas and encourage intercultural understanding. These qualities can catalyze changes in individual behaviors and contribute to a wider process of personal and interpersonal reflection. A broad swath of commercially available games will be used as examples, any of which can be used in diverse instructional environments

Speakers

Tuesday December 12, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Lakeshore A

11:45am

Exploring Our Untold Stories
Come and join fellow attendees in a moderated discussion with Jennie Magiera diving deeper into ideas and concepts from her keynote. Discuss what other untold stories are out there, how to shatter the single story and create calls to action to bring back to your schools or educational settings.

Speakers

Tuesday December 12, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Nicollet B/C

11:45am

Inspiring Tech Career Pathways for the Next Generation
There are new opportunities being created to meet the demand of our technologically advancing economy. We’ll talk about new emerging roles, and how students can use their STEM skills for their futures. Including role models and examples to merge their STEM and non-STEM interests. Besides STEM skills, we’ll discuss how soft skills are essential for success.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Garcia

Rebecca Garcia

Hello World Foundation
Rebecca Garcia is the co-founder of CoderDojo NYC and currently works at the Hello World Foundation, supporting CoderDojo; a global non-profit movement of free coding clubs for youth. She was awarded as a U.S. White House Champion of Change for her work to connect young learners... Read More →


Tuesday December 12, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Greenway H/I

11:45am

Responsibilities of Leading with Technology
With the ever changing dynamic of technology, it is often tough for Educational Leaders and Administrators to keep on top of it. This sessions will overview some of the top tools, apps and methods administrators across the country are using to not only help them in their day to day activities but also help them discover a wealth of online people and resources to help them continue to lead effectively.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Speaker, Fisher Technologies
K-12 EdTech Conference Presenter


Tuesday December 12, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Nicollet A

11:45am

The Nature of Our Work - Teaching and Learning in the Modern Age
Join me as I reflect on the incredible changes and opportunities that define our current work in education. The tools and methods with which we do our work may change, but the nature of our work is constant if we remain focused on the children we serve.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Beaverson

Sean Beaverson

Technology Integration Specialist, Armstrong High School - Robbinsdale


Tuesday December 12, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Nicollet D

11:45am

Writer's Workshop (For Grown-Ups)
Think you could never be an author? Think again! We all have something to share. Find out how easy it is to get started with writing and publishing educational books. This session could change your life! Optional accessories: a charged laptop or Chromebook, headphones, and your book content.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Thomas

Sarah Thomas

Founder, EduMatch
Sarah Thomas, PhD is a Regional Technology Coordinator in Prince George’s County Public Schools. She is also a Google Certified Innovator, Google Education Trainer, and the founder of the #EduMatch movement, a project that empowers educators to make global connections across c... Read More →



Tuesday December 12, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Northstar Ballroom B

11:45am

Cartography of Learning for Students using Google Mapping Tools
Most people have used Google Maps to get directions from point A to point B. But there is so much more that can be done with Google mapping tools. This presentation will look at ideas and different ways to use these tools, including Google My Maps, Google Tour Builder, Google Earth Lit-Trips, Maps scavenger hunts, and street view, in the classroom. Specific examples include: Lit-Trips for middle-level English classes; TourBuilder with World Language; My Maps and Street View with math classes.


Tuesday December 12, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

11:45am

Choosing & Managing Your K-12 Digital Resources
This session will examine options for purchasing digital resources in an ever-changing environment. We will look at the newest innovations within digital media and discuss a comprehensive management solution that can be applied within your school, district, or region. We will also talk about the newest ideas for sharing digital resources with other schools and districts while facilitating teacher collaboration in this engaging, timely presentation! May contain commercial content.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Cretzmeyer

Brian Cretzmeyer

Consultant, 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 ma... Read More →


Tuesday December 12, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Nokomis

11:45am

Creating the SPPS Virtual Library- An LSTA Project
We needed an easy way for students and staff to access digital library resources. After partnering with the Saint Paul Public Library, we had access to a wealth of digital library resources. We sent a proposal to MDE for an LSTA grant to fund the creation of a digital access portal, and we were awarded a grant. The grant funded a group of librarians to create the SPPS Virtual Library. Learn how we leveraged our existing digital tools (LibGuides, Schoology, SchoolWires and Google Drive) to create a virtual library that is pushed out to every iPad in the Saint Paul Public School District.

Speakers
avatar for Dawn French

Dawn French

Library Services Lead, St Paul Public School
avatar for Stephanie Krajicek

Stephanie Krajicek

Librarian, St. Paul Public Schools - Ramsey Middle School


Tuesday December 12, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Greenway J

11:45am

Cyber Safety & Digital Citizenship
Learn about Cyber Safety and Digital Citizenship by exploring the following topics: Cyberbullying, Facebook, Textual Harassment, Sexting, Internet Urban Legends, Internet Identity Theft, Social Networking, Cell Phone Safety, Online Posting, Online Predators, and more. This session will address each of these modern safety issues that our children confront on a daily basis.

Speakers
avatar for Kent Mollberg

Kent Mollberg

Cyber Safety & Digital Citizenship, Detroit Lakes Schools - Retired!
I am the author of a presentation on Internet and Technology Safety that I think could easily be presented in every school in America. I have been in education for 30+ years and this is the best thing I have ever done for students. I have a master’s degree in information techno... Read More →


Tuesday December 12, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A2

11:45am

Digital Storytelling: Go Green(screen)!
Come explore green screen technology! Play, learn and explore how green screens can be used to transform teaching and learning. Empower students to dive deeper into content in a more creative way. Your students can be anywhere their imagination takes them! We'll use the DoInk app, iPads and your creativity to create easy-peezy projects in this hands-on session.

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 Cindy Herren

Cindy Herren

K-12 Technology and Innovation Leader, Waukee Schools
Cindy Herren is a K-12 Technology and Innovation Leader at Waukee Schools in Waukee, Iowa. She’s taught for 18 years in a variety of settings, and enjoys working with students and teachers. She loves to collaborate with other educators and share best practices of integrating te... Read More →


Tuesday December 12, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Skyway

11:45am

Empowering Race and Culture With Diverse Books & Technology
Handing young people diverse books is a fine beginning, but what makes it empowering is meaningful, culturally relevant conversations about their literacy experience. Technology offers extraordinary capabilities to reveal the author’s purpose, culture, intention, and much more. Attendees will leave empowered to identify exceptional multicultural books for all content areas, and bring culture and race to the forefront of literacy conversations with authentic, primary source materials. May contain commercial content.


Tuesday December 12, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A3

11:45am

Empowering Struggling Readers & Writers With Technology
Struggling readers and writers are in every school and every classroom. The right technology tools can make a dramatic difference in the lives of these learners. Participants will learn about a variety of resources and explore digital tools that are being used to help assist readers and writers of all ages.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Tinguely

Kate Tinguely

Media Specialist, Prior Lake - Savage Area Schools - Jeffers Pond Elementary
I have been in the business of educating kids for over 20 years. I am also a "connected" K-5 Library Media Specialist who blogs, pushes books and loves integrating tech with students and my 3 boys at home! Recently I became a Google Certified Educator, Seesaw and Common Sense Amb... Read More →



Tuesday December 12, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Greenway B/C

11:45am

Expanding your Makerspace
Makerspace - check! Now what to do to expand it or keep the momentum? We will be exploring our year 2 and 3 expansions and experiences. Learn how to expand the movement within your school.

Speakers
avatar for Charlie Beck

Charlie Beck

Media Director, Olson Middle School
avatar for Christina Lindstrom

Christina Lindstrom

Media Generalist Secondary, Bloomington Public Schools



Tuesday December 12, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Northstar Ballroom A

11:45am

FileWave: Manage Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android, & ChromeOS
Systems Engineer Supervisor (Jerry Case) takes you through an "in-depth" look of how FileWave’s interface streamlines multi-platform management of many daily tasks and features utilized by IT teams in districts of all sizes. May contain commercial content.

Speakers
JC

Jerry Case

Systems Engineer Supervisor, FileWave (USA) Inc.
FileWave


Tuesday December 12, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Cedar

11:45am

How Do You Participate?
Participate.com provides collaborative learning opportunities that improve teacher practice and impact student outcomes. Come and learn how to participate in Twitter chats, curate materials for your classroom, and even take courses through experiential learning and earn digital badges! You will see why chatting through Participate is #howiparticipate.

Speakers
avatar for Gloriann Heikes

Gloriann Heikes

Teacher Gr.1, West Elementary School
I'm a 1st grade teacher in Hutchinson, MN . I teach in a globally connected classroom. I love technology, and a device is never too far from my fingertips! My students love meeting others from around the world through Skype, Twitter, Zoom and Google Hangout.


Tuesday December 12, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Greenway A

11:45am

Incorporating Technology in the Elementary Literature Block
Are you looking for ways to incorporate technology into your literacy block? This is the session for you. Our K-5 teaching experience will give you ideas no matter what grade you teach. You will walk away with practical uses for free apps and websites that can be used in classrooms with limited devices or 1:1 classrooms. We use a modified Daily 5 format in our classrooms so this session will be organized according to this structure.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Gerst

Amy Gerst

Instructional Coach, ISD12
avatar for Amy Matteson

Amy Matteson

Technology Integration Coach, ISD 12
Tech Coach,Media Specialist, and mom of five.
avatar for Jen Wenzel

Jen Wenzel

Kindergarten Teacher


Tuesday December 12, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Greenway D/E

11:45am

It Takes a Village: A Systems Approach to Digital Learning
It’s difficult to establish a system-wide model for implementing technology integration. Come learn how ISD 728 leveraged their strategic plan to create a comprehensive Digital Learning Plan. In this demo-slam format, you will learn about a wide variety of implementation ideas such as Principal Input and Leadership, Building Level Support and Goal Setting, Professional Development Options, District Level Vision and Leadership, Program Evaluation and Collaboration with Curriculum Leaders.

Speakers
avatar for Troy Anderson

Troy Anderson

Asst Dir Instructional Technology, ISD 728
avatar for Pamela Beckermann

Pamela Beckermann

Digital Learning Specialist, Elk River Area Schools, ISD 728
avatar for Paul Beckermann

Paul Beckermann

Digital Learning Specialist, ISD 728 Elk River Area Schools


Tuesday December 12, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Lakeshore B

11:45am

Kara's GSuite Tech Essentials
By using tech tools, teachers are creating, customizing, and enhancing their classrooms to meet the ever-changing needs of 21st Century Learners. Integrating tech tools effectively can flip your classroom upside down! Join me learn about my favorite GSuite Tools as well as some of my favorite web sites. Kara is a Certified Google Education Trainer in Minnesota.

Speakers
avatar for Kara Damm

Kara Damm

Technology Integration Specialist, Southwest West Central Service Cooperative
My husband and I are both in education. He is a biology teacher and I am a Technology Integration Specialist . We have two beautiful children, Dante and Brealyn. | I enjoy to travel and spend time with my family. We love camping and hiking when we are out. I can't wait... Read More →


Tuesday December 12, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Regency

11:45am

Making it Meta: Implementing Flexible Learning District-Wide
Last spring, in year one of implementation, over 70% of our 5th grade students receiving flexible math instruction made national norm growth or better. Discover how a team of teachers across Bloomington Public Schools re-wrote the rules of instruction to put students in charge of their learning, mastering state standards at each student's pace. Hear about pivotal moments in our three year journey and explore our teacher created/curated materials.

Speakers
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 th... Read More →


Tuesday December 12, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
St. Croix

11:45am

MINDS-i Robotics Education interactive approach to applied STEM
Learn about the exciting world of Robotics and Drones in this workshop. Having been employed for years in industry, space exploration, national defense, and farming, Robotics automation and Drone technology is rapidly emerging into markets that will begin to impact our everyday lives such as automotive, the transportation of goods, surveillance, and many other industries. May contain commercial content.


Tuesday December 12, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Lakeshore C

11:45am

Shine with Sign Builder
Shine with Sign Builder. The little known Chrome Extension called Google Sign Builder is a free and powerful tool available to schools to display content. Use the tool to create a building wide branding and display program. Learn how a large district deployed the program across 30 buildings to create unified theme and support the district brand.

Speakers
LA

Lee Anne Clauer

K-12 Library Media Teaching & Learning Specialist
avatar for Bruce DeWitt

Bruce DeWitt

Technology Coordinator, Anoka-Hennepin
Google admin, google educator


Tuesday December 12, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Greenway F/G

11:45am

Taking your Google Classroom to the Next Level
Join us as we utilize the power of Google Classroom. This session is for teachers who have a basic familiarity with Google Classroom and want to take it to the next level! We will show how to create a Template Class to share with other teachers to collaborate and share resources. Learn how to create an interactive and dynamic classroom, and how to use Topics to facilitate standards-based instruction. We will explore new updates, features, and ways to integrate into teaching and learning.

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 pri... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Kothenbeutel

Andrew Kothenbeutel

Digital Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
My background: I graduated from Iowa State, and have my Master in Ed Administration from Missouri Baptist. I've worked with at-risk youth and families, as a computer specialist, and as a classroom teacher I was involved in a number of curriculum and building initiatives. As a D... Read More →
avatar for Chuck Nelson

Chuck Nelson

teacher, ECCS
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/Digital Project Manager for Eastern Carver County Schools. I graduated with a BA in Math a... Read More →



Tuesday December 12, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Great Lakes Ballroom B

11:45am

Understanding Students Qualitatively
Have you ever wondered where you students would go if given free time? Explore Edupass, a beautiful on-the-fly mobile attendance plugin for middle schools and high schools that exposes new opportunity to understand student patterns, trends, and time management skills. May contain commercial content.


Tuesday December 12, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Isles

11:45am

Using Desmos Activity Builder to Engage Students in Mathematics
Desmos is more than a free online graphing calculator. Desmos activity builder creates opportunities for students to discover mathematics. In this session, we will share how we have used Desmos to increase engagement and exploration in our classrooms. You will experience Desmos Activity Builder as a student, explore the many ready to use activities available for free, and prepare to create your own. Leave with activities that you can implement immediately when you get back to your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Zach Eidelbes

Zach Eidelbes

Digital Learning Coach, Shakopee Public Schools


Tuesday December 12, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Harriet

11:45am

Attracting Girls to Computers and Coding
There are many resources and programs available to help attract girls to computers and coding. Stop by to learn more about these programs, and how some of them could be integrated into your curriculum.


Tuesday December 12, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Poster Table 2

11:45am

Revisiting AirDrop: 15 Ways to Use AirDrop for an Efficient Class
Let's explore several ways to use AirDrop for classroom efficiency, enrichment, and management. Several examples will be Airdropped to participants with Apple devices.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Carlisle

Angela Carlisle

Teacher/Integration Specialist, Independent School District 318
I have been teaching for 26 years and have worked in every grade K-12, including teaching in private, public, alternative and community education. I am passionate about helping others learn to love to learn. I recently became an Apple Foundation Trainer and am an avid Google us... Read More →


Tuesday December 12, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Poster Table 4

11:45am

Team 53: Personalized in a Team Taught Classroom with 53 Students
This past year, we created a team taught learning space in our 4th grade classroom. We took down a wall and created one large classroom to better equip our students through personalization. Come hear about our classroom structure, curriculum changes, and the impact we have seen on student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Naslund

Jennifer Naslund

Fourth Grade Teacher, Westonka School District
Jenny is completing her 13th year of teaching in the Mound Westonka School District. She taught 10 years at Grandview Middle School as both a 5th-7th grade technology teacher and a 5th grade classroom teacher. She currently is finishing her 3rd year at Shirley Hills Primary as... Read More →
avatar for Bobbie Jo Tonsgard

Bobbie Jo Tonsgard

Teacher, Westonta School District
Bobbie Jo Tronsgard joined the staff at Shirley Hills Elementary (Westonka Public Schools) in 2015 after teaching 2nd and 3rd grade in the St. Anthony-New Brighton Schools for five years. Bobbie Jo is a graduate from Minnesota State University-Moorhead and recently received h... Read More →



Tuesday December 12, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Poster Table 1

11:45am

The Best in Blended Learning
This session provides a hands-on exploration (BYOD) of Learning A-Z's digital resources for Blended Learning for ELA and Science. Digital books, lesson plans, close reading activities, and project-based learning resources will be demonstrated, then participants will be given time to explore on the grade level of their choice, leaving the session with an arsenal of resources to implement immediately upon returning to the classroom/school. May contain commercial content.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Smith

Lori Smith

National Curriculum Consultant, Learning A-Z
Lori Smith holds a B.A. in Elementary Education with a Generic Special Ed. endorsement from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX, and a Master of Science in Educational Administration. She has been in the field of education for 32 years as a teacher, a district administrator as... Read More →


Tuesday December 12, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Poster Table 5

11:45am

You Saw, We Saw, We All Use Seesaw!
Are you a current Seesaw user and are ready to explore the new and more advanced features? This session will give you the opportunity to enhance your Seesaw skills and gather new ideas on how to implement them in the primary and upper grades. Session goers will learn how to develop their knowledge on app smashing, data collecting, global connections, parent communication, and time saving tips.

Speakers
RG

Robert Garcia

Teacher, Northfield Public Schools


Tuesday December 12, 2017 11:45am - 12:35pm
Poster Table 6

11:45am

Engaging Students with Nearpod
Nearpod empowers teachers to facilitate lessons in a way that will spark students’ curiosity, excitement, and motivation. Teachers can share multimedia activities, receive real-time feedback, and instantly gauge student understanding. In this session, you will learn how to incorporate this powerful tool in your classroom, and leave with an interactive lesson to share with your students.

Speakers
avatar for Cory Klinge

Cory Klinge

Instructional Excellence Coordinator, Eden Prairie Schools, MN
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 St Mar... Read More →


Tuesday December 12, 2017 11:45am - 1:15pm
Lake Superior B

11:45am

Intro to Seesaw Learning Journal
Empower students and create a window into your classroom through Seesaw - an learning journal for iPads, Android devices, and internet-devices. Students from pre-k to high school independently document and explain what they know through photos, voice recordings, video, and drawings. Get hands-on in this session and walk away with lots of ideas!

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Eberhart

Meghan Eberhart

Elementary Digial Learning Specialist, Edina Public Schools
Come find me to talk about Google Expeditions! We have one kit that we use across six elementary buildings in our district and it works!
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... Read More →


Tuesday December 12, 2017 11:45am - 1:15pm
Lake Superior A

11:45am

Making Story Maps
Story Maps offer students an opportunity to show their learning in a new way, combining spatial information with text, images, video, audio and more in order to create deep understanding of a topic or issue. Learn how to create Story Map assignments for students using ESRI Story Maps .

Tuesday December 12, 2017 11:45am - 1:15pm
Minnetonka

11:45am

Tell Your Story with Adobe Spark Tools
We are made for story. In the classroom, educators present lessons and students show their learning. If we viewed this as storytelling, how would that amplify creativity? Find and tell your story with Adobe Spark tools. Graphically image with Spark Post. Animate with Spark Video. Compose a web story with Spark Page. We are made for story -- come and unleash yours. (Web-based, all devices.)

Speakers
avatar for Gina Drellack

Gina Drellack

Education Consultant, Northwest Service Cooperative
After a brilliant career as a professional reader and fierce stay-at-home-mom, Gina practiced for years in a K12 library. During that time, she transformed from school library paraprofessional into district media specialist. She now puts her Masters degree in Educational Media an... Read More →


Tuesday December 12, 2017 11:45am - 1:15pm
Calhoun

11:45am

Video Assessment - Cutting Your Grading of Papers Time in Half
By utilizing Screencastify for grading papers, an educator can quickly assess written work and give immediate interactive feedback to students. The use of voice activated grading allows students to hear (and watch in screen) their teachers comments and resubmit assignments after making suggested corrections. Not only does this eliminate putting red marks all over the paper, it allows students to re-listen to the comments several times if needed and ask questions in class or by email.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Morrow

Patrick Morrow

Technology Integrationist, Cambridge-Isanti Schools


Tuesday December 12, 2017 11:45am - 1:15pm
Minnehaha

12:50pm

Data Privacy and Security
Data privacy and security are important topics facing our schools today. Learn the steps needed to ensure you can protect the privacy and security of the data in your care.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Cloutier

Ryan Cloutier

Principal Security Architect, TIES (MN)


Tuesday December 12, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Greenway D/E

12:50pm

Encouraging Curiosity through STEAM Outside the Classroom
What happens outside the classroom? How do we inspire self-learning? What can we do to involve parents as a part of the learning process? How do we connect youth to opportunities? These are some of the questions and challenges we often face as educators. We’ll talk about methodologies, tools and models on how to impact their growth inside and outside of the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Garcia

Rebecca Garcia

Hello World Foundation
Rebecca Garcia is the co-founder of CoderDojo NYC and currently works at the Hello World Foundation, supporting CoderDojo; a global non-profit movement of free coding clubs for youth. She was awarded as a U.S. White House Champion of Change for her work to connect young learners... Read More →


Tuesday December 12, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Nicollet B/C

12:50pm

STEAM it Up with Citizen Science Projects
Innovators, researchers, and scientists around the world need your students' help in answering big questions that make a huge impact! Learners in any subject can act as citizen science to learn any topic and contribute to important research. Citizen science projects involve language learning, mapping, observation, writing, reading, grammar, math, and so much more! Join Shelly Sanchez Terrell to discover how you can send your students on the mission to contribute their knowledge and skills to scientific discoveries that matter!

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Founder/Author/International Speaker/Teacher Trainer/Elearning Specialist, The 30 Goals Challenge
Shelly Sanchez Terrell is a teacher trainer, elearning specialist, and the author of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching and Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones and BYOT. She has trained teachers and taught language learners in over 20 countries as an invited guest expert by organizations, like UNESCO Bangkok, Cultura Iglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, HUPE Croatia, the IATEFL YLTSIG, and VenTESOL. She is the instructional designer for... Read More →


Tuesday December 12, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Nicollet D

12:50pm

Storytelling, Creativity, and Communication through Effective Presentation Design
This fun-filled, engaging, and interactive presentation is designed to provide all attendees the strategies, techniques, and methodologies for producing effective presentations as well as design projects. The methodologies, design principles, and examples covered are applicable to any presentation or design format and can be utilized on a variety of platforms. Since this is an interactive session please be sure to bring along your laptop or iPad in order to fully participate.

Speakers
avatar for Ken Shelton

Ken Shelton

Global Keynote Specialist and Education Technology Strategist, EdTechTeam


Tuesday December 12, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Great Lakes Ballroom C

12:50pm

Teaching and Learning Through Video
In this session, catch the bug as we discuss flipped and blended instruction. Topics covered will include videotaped lessons, useful resources, and best practices to begin.

Participants will:
- be introduced to the concept of flipped instruction.
- discuss common challenges of flipped instruction and their solutions.
- preview and test resources for flipped lesson creation, editing, and curation.
- examine best practices for flipped instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Thomas

Sarah Thomas

Founder, EduMatch
Sarah Thomas, PhD is a Regional Technology Coordinator in Prince George’s County Public Schools. She is also a Google Certified Innovator, Google Education Trainer, and the founder of the #EduMatch movement, a project that empowers educators to make global connections across c... Read More →



Tuesday December 12, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Northstar Ballroom B

12:50pm

The Golden Treasures of Google! The Fabulous Tools You Don’t Know About!
Most of us know of the Googley Goodness of Google Drive and related apps for education, but did you know there is much, much more that Google offers for FREE! There are so many hidden gems for teachers and students. Come explore some fantastic Google tools like Google Arts & Culture, Take Out, Tour Builder, and many more! You will have to attend to find all the golden treasures! Walk away with a digital toolbox and easy classroom integration ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Kasey Bell

Kasey Bell

Digital Learning Consultant, Shake Up Learning/Region 10 ESC
Kasey Bell is part sparkling smile, part witty personality and a whole heap of passion as big as a Texas--go big or go home, y’all! She is a disruptor of the boring. An engaging, innovative, from the heart sharer who inspires educators while transforming their teaching with original, timely and use-tomorrow ideas for student choice, differentiation, and technology integration. Whether it is learning from home through online courses, professional development, conference workshops or as a keynote speaker Kasey is a relentless innovator of ideas and a devoted transformer of classrooms and teaching. Through teacher empowering publications and award-winning educational resources at ShakeUpLearning.com, learner-driven workshops and presentations and co-hosting Google Teacher Tribe weekly podcast, Kasey proves why we should never settle for the boring when it comes to bringing out the very best in our students, and we should always strive to Shake Up Learning! | | Co-host of The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast | Author of The... Read More →


Tuesday December 12, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Great Lakes Ballroom B

12:50pm

The Indestructible Hyperdoc
So you planned an amazing activity via Google Docs or Slides. You're so excited about all the collaboration that is going to take place. You create the assignment via Google Classroom, but instead it is a huge failure. Students are fighting over who is typing where. They delete your directions. They are deleting each other's responses. What a mess! Let's chat about how to streamline the learning experience by creating what I call, "The Indestructible Hyperdoc!"

Speakers
avatar for Lance Yoder

Lance Yoder

Technology Coordinator, MSD of Steuben County
Lance Yoder is the technology coordinator for MSD of Steuben County. His previous experience as a fourth grade teacher helps him understand the importance of utilizing technology as a creative and unique means to express learning. He is a Google Certified Educator, Trainer, and A... Read More →



Tuesday December 12, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

12:50pm

10 (or More)Things You May Not Know You Can Do With your Ipad
Join us to explore many ways to use your iPad more easily, efficiently or effectively in your classroom or even just for your personal use. Explore various keyboard and screen tips and tricks, learn about Accessibility tools, and see how to better leverage built-in apps like maps, the camera, reminders, Siri, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Angela Carlisle

Angela Carlisle

Teacher/Integration Specialist, Independent School District 318
I have been teaching for 26 years and have worked in every grade K-12, including teaching in private, public, alternative and community education. I am passionate about helping others learn to love to learn. I recently became an Apple Foundation Trainer and am an avid Google us... Read More →



Tuesday December 12, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Greenway B/C

12:50pm

All Means All - Programming for Students with Special Needs
How do we create a welcoming place in our programs for students with special needs? Through a partnership with a strong parent advocate, a school librarian, and the Center for Engaging Autism, elementary students in an ASD classroom have become regular, engaged media center users. This presentation will present ideas for designing sensory-friendly spaces, programming, and activities and will provide information about resources that are available to help serve all students.

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 tec... Read More →


Tuesday December 12, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Lakeshore B

12:50pm

Are You the Pied Piper or Are You Walking the Plank?
Principals can positively lead the way in using technology tools and resources for communication, teaching, and learning, or they can become isolated and feel like staff members are rebelling. Learn from one elementary principal's experiences (using ideas gathered from other leaders) to learn how to get staff members in tune with how technology can educate, motivate, and inspire.

Speakers
avatar for Mark French

Mark French

Principal, Gatewood Elementary
-Coding with students; | -Making a daily #GoodNewsCallOfTheDay


Tuesday December 12, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Nicollet A

12:50pm

Book Commercials Using Adobe Spark Voice and Aurasma
The more passionate students are about books, the more they read. The more they read, the better they get. Book commercials are a great way to help students share their excitement with each other, creating a community of passionate readers. Using Adobe Spark Voice, students can create engaging videos that inspire their classmates to read each others' favorite books. Using Aurasma, these can be linked to the books themselves, creating a permanent and easily accessible library of commercials.

Speakers

Tuesday December 12, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Skyway

12:50pm

Cloud Based Assessment Strategies for SMART Users
This session will focus on the cloud based SMART LAB and SMART Response 2 features of the SMART Learning Suite. Participants will learn how to quickly check for student understanding and also learn how to create engaging activities in less than 5 minutes. SMART LAB gives teachers the means to quickly build game-based activities and get timely insight into student understanding while Response 2 allows for assessing with data collection to show where students are in the learning process. May contain commercial content.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Parillo

Kim Parillo

Education Sales Consultant, SMART Tech


TIES 2017 notebook

Tuesday December 12, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Greenway F/G

12:50pm

Digital Design & Delivery Best Practices
Creating digital content for your courses is a must. Discuss how to increase the likelihood that students will be engaged; make progress; and save yourself time by using content that is already available.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Fila

Jon Fila

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


Tuesday December 12, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Greenway H/I

12:50pm

Do More with Google Forms!
Google Forms has some unique features that you may be missing out on! In this session you will learn how to create self-graded quizzes and experiment with branching, which allows you to customize which questions students view based on previous answers. This session will be hands-on. Some basic knowledge of Google Forms is prefered.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley  Bingenheimer

Ashley Bingenheimer

Educational Technology Integration Specialist, River Falls School District
Ashley has been an Instructional Coach in River Falls since 2014. She has presented at several local and regional conferences, and regularly hosts district level professional development seminars. While Ashley's background is in Elementary Education (math emphasis), she currently... Read More →


Tuesday December 12, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Northstar Ballroom A

12:50pm

Go Paperless in Any Classroom! Work on Going Digital in Class!
Create and organize a system with Google Drive folders and convert all your paper worksheets and reproducibles to digital files. You can add all your Teachers Pay Teachers files, Pinterest ideas, photos of your read alouds and picture books, meeting notes, classroom resources (games, books, etc.), supplemental videos, and absolutely anything you use to teach! Come ready to start from the beginning! This is a life changing way to be organized and remember all the resources you have!

Speakers

Tuesday December 12, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Nokomis

12:50pm

Learning to Differentiate with Schoology Through Experiential PD
Learn how ISD728 designed and delivered professional development on how to leverage Schoology to provide differentiated learning experiences. Schoology was used to deliver self-paced training that both taught and modeled strategies to differentiate environment, content, process and product. We will share numerous strategies for using Schoology to differentiate in the classroom as well as how we designed this experiential staff development day.

Speakers
avatar for Troy Anderson

Troy Anderson

Asst Dir Instructional Technology, ISD 728
avatar for Pamela Beckermann

Pamela Beckermann

Digital Learning Specialist, Elk River Area Schools, ISD 728
avatar for Paul Beckermann

Paul Beckermann

Digital Learning Specialist, ISD 728 Elk River Area Schools
avatar for Ena Rasmussen

Ena Rasmussen

Curriculum Specialist, ISD 728


Tuesday December 12, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Lakeshore A

12:50pm

Let’s Build your Virtual Classroom
Understanding the importance of being engaged in today’s classroom and capturing all of the vital information in a lesson has never been more important. VIEWpath by Audio Enhancement provides a platform for shareable recordings that are accessible anytime, anywhere to students, coaches, and administrators. Teachers use a teacher-controlled classroom camera to record their lessons, for self-reflection or to create a flipped learning environment. May contain commercial content.


Tuesday December 12, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Cedar

12:50pm

Library Skills for Today's Media Centers
Library skills provide a rich background of essential understanding for students in the areas of research, writing and digital literacy. Although these skills have changed to reflect the needs of the 21st century learner, how we are teaching these skills hasn’t been transformed. Experience an interactive, literature infused way of teaching and transforming library skills in your media centers. You will learn about the implementation of these skills in a Minnetonka Schools Elementary Library. May contain commercial content.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Carcamo

Erin Carcamo

Media Specialist, Minnetonka Public Schools


Tuesday December 12, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Isles

12:50pm

Remix Instruction with Personalized Learning Playlists
How can teachers in traditional classrooms adapt instructional practices to enable personalization? The Osseo Area Schools Blended Collaborative empowered teachers to explore this question. See how French teachers Jessica Gillespie and Kirsten Plude initiated student goal setting and reflection, personalized learning playlists, and student-directed personal learning time so that students could control the pace and path of their learning.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Brandt

Tom Brandt

Integration, Osseo Area Schools
Always learning. Always skeptical of what is known. Always amazed at what others know and can do.
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Kirsten Plude

Osseo District 279


Tuesday December 12, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Greenway A

12:50pm

Student Research in the Era of Fake News and wikipedia
Fake news has been around for a long time, and recently, learning to spot it has taken on new levels of importance. Students need strong, scholarly research strategies to evaluate the information they find online. This workshop offers relevant information on effective online searching, strategies for accessing quality online resources, and engaging instructional content to use with your students as you prepare them for finding information online.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Kaste

Ann Kaste

Information and Digital Learning Coordinator, Minnetonka High School
Media Specialist- Tech Integration- Digital Citizenship- Information and Media Literacy
avatar for Kelli Whiteside

Kelli Whiteside

Media Specialist, Minnetonka Public Schools
Kelli Whiteside is a nationally board certified media specialist and teaches at Deephaven Elementary. In addition to her instructional responsibilities, Kelli supports technology integration in classrooms by partnering with teachers and providing staff development on a variety of... Read More →


Tuesday December 12, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A2

12:50pm

The Spark of STEM in Rural Communities
Learn about the process of creating an after school STEM Porgram. We will go over the three STEM classes offered by our school district, discuss how we started and where we are now, and will go over each class in some detail.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Reed

Jim Reed

Multimedia Instructor, Brainerd Public Schools
I have been a teacher for 22 years. I started teaching in Manitou Springs, CO where I taught fourth grade. I moved to MN in the summer of 1999 and have been in the Brainerd Public Schools since. I teach 7th grade multimedia at Forestview Middle School. My class focuses on digital... Read More →


Tuesday December 12, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
St. Croix

12:50pm

Using Google Classroom to Engage EBD Students
In 2016-17, Northeast Metro 916 began implementing a model classroom approach to technology integration in special education settings. Learn how an elementary teacher in a self-contained EBD classroom used Google Classroom to build a culture of learning and increase student engagement and achievement. Presenters will discuss how Northeast Metro 916’s model classroom approach - grounded in action research, risk-taking, and sharing stories of “learning in public” - empowers teachers.


Tuesday December 12, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Harriet

12:50pm

Using Social Media to Teach from the Heart
Learn how a Phy-Ed and English Teacher use social media as a platform to develop unbeatable classroom culture.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Mumm

Jeff Mumm

Teacher / Coach, LHS - Thief River Falls, Minnesota
#noonedoesitbetter is my Twitter account and after 30 years of teaching & coaching at LHS in Thief River Falls, Minnesota I truly believe that no one does it better than us. Is that an arrogant statement? Not if it’s true! | | I have two incredible children who have left... Read More →
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... Read More →


Tuesday December 12, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Greenway J

12:50pm

Virtual Reality in the Classroom
The real world is not flat after all, so why limit our classrooms to experience the digital world on a flat screen? The shift from 2D to 3D immersive learning is as natural as adding color to movies was in the 1950’s. In many ways, it is even more impactful. VR is transforming education. What started out as something that was simply “cool” has become a way to engage learners like never before. Let us show you how to bring your classroom to the cutting edge of 21st century learning.


Tuesday December 12, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Lakeshore C

12:50pm

Virtual Reality on a Budget
Virtual Reality is a game changer in education, however, it can be tough to get started because of the cost associated with many commercially marketed kits. In this session, I will show you how you can get started with Virtual Reality on a budget. Topics addressed will include how to put together a VR kit on the cheap, some practical tips on how to get started, and the apps I use in K-12 classrooms.


Tuesday December 12, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Regency

12:50pm

Your Second Graders Did What!?: A Google Site Research Project
Times are changing, and so are the ways we can share student writing. Come learn about how a classroom teacher and technology integrationist collaborated to create Google Sites with second grade students as a final project for a writing unit. Students used Google Classroom while researching, Google Sites for their website platform, and Google Drawings to create linked buttons on their homepage. In our session, resources will be provided to help you recreate this experience with your students.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Draayer

Stephanie Draayer

Technology Integration Specialist, Palmer Lake Elemenrary - Osseo Area Schools
I am a Technology Integration Specialist at Palmer Lake Elementary - Osseo Area Schools. Half of my job is instructing Technology classes as a specialist, and half of my day is spent working on professional development and coach and collaborating with teachers. I spent my first... Read More →
avatar for Kayla Hartman

Kayla Hartman

2nd grade teacher, Osseo



Tuesday December 12, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A3

12:50pm

Archive Student Learning with Video: Quick and Easy iPad Apps
The best app on the iPad for capturing student learning is the Camera! Discover ways to use built in photo and video capabilities and several video apps that make archiving student learning quick and easy for all classrooms. We will also share essential skills to teach students when taking video and best practice workflows for saving student work whether you are in a 1:1 or shared iPad environment.

Speakers
avatar for Kari Gerhart

Kari Gerhart

Digital Learning Coach, Shakopee Public Schools
avatar for Caroline Little

Caroline Little

Director of Instructional Technology, Inver Grove Heights Schools


Tuesday December 12, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 3

12:50pm

Creating 2D Virtual Tours with Google Tour Builder
Tour Builder is a different way to present locations from around the globe using Google Earth. It lets you pick spots right on the map, add in photos, text and video and then share your creation. Google Tour Builder can beused by both teachers and students alike.

Speakers
avatar for Luke Feierabend

Luke Feierabend

Tech Integration Specialist, Monticello High School
When it comes to my career, I'm very passionate about 3 things: creating positive relationships with students and staff, sharing my love of world geography, and trialing cool educational technologies. Outside of my job, my wife (Jenn... she's a tech all-star) and I have 3 boys an... Read More →


Tuesday December 12, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 4

12:50pm

Design for Learning- Rethinking the Media Center
Using Human Centered Design and The Third Teacher principles, staff, students and parents at Scenic Heights Elementary transformed the library media center into a 21st Century learning space. We reflected on our current space, consulted with kids, and dreamed big. During this session you'll learn about the process used to redesign the space and to build excitement so the funding would follow.

Speakers
avatar for Melinda Barry

Melinda Barry

Media Specialist, Minnetonka Public Schools
Melinda is a media specialist at Scenic Heights Elementary, Minnetonka Public Schools. Prior to becoming a media specialist she taught kindergarten, second grade and sixth grade.



Tuesday December 12, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 2

12:50pm

Digital Authors Unite with Book Creator
Learn about creating young authors in a digital world! Students in grades K-12 can use the app Book Creator to turn their writing into a digital book. Book Creator allows students to use audio, visual, and text tools that help enhance the student's book. This session will focus on making authors out of students in grades K-5.

Speakers
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Robert Garcia

Teacher, Northfield Public Schools


Tuesday December 12, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 6

12:50pm

K-12 Resources for Expanding CS in Your School and District
Members of Twin Cities Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) will introduce participants to resources and professional development opportunities available to teachers and administrators interested in starting a CS curriculum or expanding the computer science offerings at their schools. Participants will be introduced to tools for advocating for the inclusion of CS, teacher professional development, and classroom curricula.

Speakers
avatar for Kaitie O'Bryan

Kaitie O'Bryan

Mounds View Public Schools
I am a math and computer science teacher at Mounds View High School. I also am a Knowles Senior Fellow and code.org facilitator. I like talking about access to computer science, quality professional development, collaborative classrooms and communities, and project based learni... Read More →


Tuesday December 12, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 1

12:50pm

Media Center to Learning Commons: Low Budget, Big Results
Learn about how Austin High School transformed their dated Media Center into a future-ready Learning Commons for both students and staff. Designed based upon results of staff and student-focus groups, the new AHS Learning Commons houses a flexible classroom, a student-led Tech Cafe, both collaborative and quiet study spaces, a Makerspace, and a Professional Development center. All supplies for the re-visioning were low-budget or small-grant provided. This was not a big-budget renovation.

Speakers
AC

Anne Christopherson

Science Teacher, Austin High School
AD

Alexa Dolan

Instructional Coach
avatar for Amy Thuesen

Amy Thuesen

Technology Integration Coach, Austin High School
I am the technology integration coach at Austin High School. My interest in classroom technology integration developed during my 16 years as a high school language arts instructor. I am a learner, maker, speaker, gamer, teacher, traveler, tweeter, and pinner.


Tuesday December 12, 2017 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 5

1:00pm

Synergy TeacherVue Drop-in
Are you using Synergy TeacherVue? Do you have a question or two? Drop in and ask your question with a couple of TIES Synergy experts!

The drop-in hours are 10:30 - 12, and 1- 2:30, located in Suite 2 on the 4th floor. 

Tuesday December 12, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Suite 2 - Floor 4

1:30pm

Playground: Playful Learning
Play in learning environments is essential, and gives students opportunities to engage in creative inquiry and exploration. While playful learning certainly doesn’t require technology, it seems that every day there is a new gadget, game, and gizmo to foster and inspire student learning. Chat with some experienced educators and explore some of these tools that allow students to learn through play, like Osmo, Makey-Makey, Spheros, Ozobots, and more in this portion of the playground.

Tuesday December 12, 2017 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Mirage

1:55pm

CANCELLED - Bringing Media Arts to Light: The Art and Science of Holography
Focusing on personal devices (BYOD), the science of light and perception will be explored by creating compelling images, video, and holographic art. Learn how to integrate STEAM and media arts by taking away key strategies for curriculum development on a budget, hands-on learning experiences to integrate STEAM and media arts, and access to an online course to support your learning after the conference

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... Read More →


Tuesday December 12, 2017 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Lakeshore C

1:55pm

Hacker Students: Who are they and how do you talk to them?
Students are exploring hacking and they may be using the school computers and networks to do it. Learn how to identify these students and have effective conversations to redirect their behavior to use their powers for good with a career in cyber security.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Cloutier

Ryan Cloutier

Principal Security Architect, TIES (MN)


Tuesday December 12, 2017 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Greenway D/E