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Sunday March 23 - Tuesday March 25  Kalahari Resorts, Wisconsin Dells, WI
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Sunday, March 23
 

11:30am

Workshop A: Going Google! (beginning Google Admin Console)
This workshop will assist your district with the beginning stages of going Google. Participants are urged to sign up for a Google Apps domain before the workshop. Topics will include an overview of the Google Admin Console and planning strategies.

Sunday March 23, 2014 11:30am - 1:30pm
Ironwood Ironwood

11:30am

Workshop B: Any Device Will Do! Best Practices of BYOD Implementation, Classroom Management and Student Project
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is more about instructional design and delivery, rather than tools, devices, or applications. Teachers
who implement BYOD effectively also facilitate and nurture learning communities in their classrooms while recognizing the immediate needs of
today’s digital age learners to collaborate, communicate, create, and think critically.This hands-on workshop will model effective
mobile teaching and learning scenarios to implement a BYOD program in your K-12 schools and classrooms. The workshop is designed to increase your
understanding of BYOD in order to lead to greater student
engagement in learning and to empower teachers to design and create new compelling and motivating assignments.
The following topics will be addressed:
• Digital Age Learners and The 4 C’s of Digital Age Learning
• AUAIP's - Acceptible Use Academic Integrity Policies
• Building a Personal Learning Network
• Device Nuetral Strategies for Implementing BYOD
• Classroom Management Techniques and Solutions
• Project Based Learning for BYOD
• Levels of Instructional Technology Use

Speakers
avatar for Naomi Harm

Naomi Harm

Naomi Harm is an educational thought leader and influencer. She welcomes every opportunity to share her expertise and best practices relating to 1:1 mobile learning and literacy initiatives, classroom redesigns, instructional strategies, and brain-based teaching and learning to support... Read More →


Sunday March 23, 2014 11:30am - 1:30pm
Bamboo Bamboo

2:00pm

Workshop C: Google Apps Management (intermediate/advanced Google Admin Console)
Speakers
avatar for Mitch Dowhower

Mitch Dowhower

Technology Director, Spencer Community Schools
Mitch Dowhower has been assisting school districts with Google Apps for Education over the last five years and currently serves as the technology director for Spencer Community School District in Iowa. His work with Google Apps Deployment materials has reached every corner of the... Read More →


Sunday March 23, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ironwood Ironwood

2:00pm

Workshop D: Time Saving Scripts: Automate Your World with Google Scripts
Speakers
avatar for Jennie Magiera

Jennie Magiera

Chief Program Officer, EdTechTeam
Jennie Magiera is the Chief Program Officer for EdTechTeam, focusing on diversity and equity in education. Previously, she was the Chief Innovation Officer Des Plaines Public School District 62, the Digital Learning Coordinator for the Academy for Urban School Leadership and a Chicago... Read More →


Sunday March 23, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bamboo Bamboo

3:00pm

GLS Arcade: Gaming in Education (Free to all attendees)
Come and experience the GLS Game Arcade at WEMTA where you can play educational and commercial games, chat with researchers and other educators about using games in classrooms and after-school clubs, and gather teaching materials and resources for using games in your school!

Sunday March 23, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Ballroom 4 Ballroom 4
 
Monday, March 24
 

7:00am

Breakfast
Monday March 24, 2014 7:00am - 8:00am
South Atrium South Atrium

7:00am

New Attendee Breakfast
Monday March 24, 2014 7:00am - 8:00am
Ballroom D Ballroom D

7:15am

Credit Session
Attending WEMTA for credit? Learn more about the requirements at this session.

Monday March 24, 2014 7:15am - 7:45am
Tambouti Tambouti

8:00am

Creating a Digital Mindset: CCC! Streaming Media and the Common Core
New Dimension Media proudly presents CCC! Streaming Media, an interactive media-on-demand system that turns any school into a digital 21st century Center for Learning. CCC!’s easy-to-use system allows teachers access to 5,000 educational videos and interactive media, all aligned to the Common Core and streamed them directly into the classroom. The rich content is supported by student activities and teacher’s guides to help reduce the pressure teachers feel about ensuring their students are ready for college and the world of tomorrow. Come see how CCC! can help increase your students engagement and achievement.

Speakers
AH

Andrea Hodgman

Andrea Hodgman is the director of curriculum and digital learning at New Dimension Media in Chicago, IL. She was a teacher for five years before joining NDM, and within that five years she taught middle and high school, in rural West Virginia and in inner city Chicago, respectively... Read More →

Exhibitors

Monday March 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Banyan A Banyan A

8:00am

Going 1:1 Without Going Nuts: Tips for Starting off Strong
Are you about to have your classroom go 1:1 with tablets, laptops or Chromebooks? Worried about classroom management, device safety, student safety, teaching new apps, workflow and your general sanity? Come to this session to learn ten helpful tips to start off strong, roll out your 1:1 smoothly and keep your students focused on learning!

Keynotes & Spotlights
avatar for Jennie Magiera

Jennie Magiera

Chief Program Officer, EdTechTeam
Jennie Magiera is the Chief Program Officer for EdTechTeam, focusing on diversity and equity in education. Previously, she was the Chief Innovation Officer Des Plaines Public School District 62, the Digital Learning Coordinator for the Academy for Urban School Leadership and a Chicago... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Ballroom 4 Ballroom 4

8:00am

Cross Curricular & Cost Free Media K-5 Public Classroom Resources From WI Media Lab
As Wisconsin educators ourselves we know that you are inundated with expensive and low quality classroom resources. Come to Wisconsin Media Lab’s session and explore high-quality cost-free multimedia educational content for students in grades K-5. Our robust collection includes interactive websites, streaming videos, free images and sound files! These award-winning classroom resources are vetted by educators, align to state academic standards and will super-charge learning in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Legler

Kristin Legler

RtI Project Director, Leglar, Kristin
Twitter: @WIMediaLabKristin Leglar is the Content and Outreach Manager at Wisconsin Media Lab. Kristin has ten years experience developing and managing educational multimedia resources. She has sixteen years of experience as an elementary school teacher and 3 years experience as an assistant principa... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Acacia Acacia

8:00am

Flipping the Non-Core - Not just Science and Math Anymore
"What is the best use of my time in front of students?" Technology has changed the way the world works. Teaching is no exception. I will show what my Flipped Classroom looks like and how it makes class time more personalized, efficient and effective. We will see some examples of video lessons, classroom activities and a few simple technologies that help us connect with kids in the 21st century.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Troeger

Brad Troeger

Health Physical Education Teacher, Janesville Craig High School
Brad has been passionate about teaching Health & Physical Education for the last 18 years. He was a Janesville HS Teacher of the Year award recipient in 2006. Brad flipped his health classes last year and is integrating similar technologies into his PE classes as well. Brad is gaining... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Wisteria Wisteria

8:00am

Join the i-Textbook Revolution: Create Interactive, Audio/Visual Textbooks in e-Book or iBook Format!
Why pay textbook companies thousands of dollars to hand teachers a canned curriculum they must adapt to their style? With programs like iBooks Author, Composer Pro, and many more, teachers can infuse traditional texts with videos, image galleries, 3-d renderings and even formative assessments right within the text! Schools can take iBook creation one step further and have students join the revolution and produce their own texts for e-publication.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Spike

Jon Spike

Coordinator of Instructional Technology Integration Services, UW-Whitewater
Jon Spike, a graduate of UW-Madison, started his career as a high school English teacher. Since then, he has served as a Technology Integrator, helping students and staff use technology to engage, inspire, and create. He currently works as a Coordinator of Instructional Technology... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Tamarind Tamarind

8:00am

Personalized Learning in a Middle School Classroom
Looking to infuse more creativity and increase engagement in your classroom? You should try personalized learning! In this session, you'll see how mastery of learning, flipped instruction, and ultimate student choice lead to a high-quality classroom experience.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Gauthier

Josh Gauthier

Josh is a Technology Training Specialist and former Business and Information Technology Educator. Currently working with grades 5 through 8 in the School District of De Pere(Wisconsin), Josh is ever passionate about the role that technology can play in increasing opportunities for... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Tambouti Tambouti

8:00am

Using iPads as Dynamic Teaching Tools
This session will provide participants with an opportunity to explore effective uses, applications and creative ways to use the iPad in the academic setting to support student learning and assessment through creation, not just consumption. Professional applications for effective lesson presentation, organization, and communication will also be shared.

Speakers
JL

Jenna Linskens

@2teach_edtec
Jenna Linskens is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Marian University, Wisconsin. Primary classes she teaches include: Integrating iPads in the Classroom, Innovations in Education, Teaching and Learning Online, E-Portfolio and supervisor of the Online Teaching Certificate... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Guava Guava

8:00am

Web 2.0 tools?...Yes Please!
Does your Web 2.0 Toolbox have room for more tools? At this session you will be exposed to a great set of tools to use for student portfolios, assessments, collaborative projects, and so much more. We will explore LiveBinders, Thinglink, Bubbl, Tagxedo, instaGrok and so many more!

Speakers
avatar for Gia Fortney

Gia Fortney

Gia Fortney (Certified Google Trainer) is the Information Technology Teacher at Jack Young Middle School in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Her teaching career started on the South-side of Chicago, to La Crosse, to Bush Alaska, to land here in Baraboo. She consistently is coming up with new... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Ballroom D Ballroom D

8:00am

A Tad of TED: Making Educatonal Change Happen
Four people. Fifteen minutes each. Sixty minutes of discussion about inspiration and change. Come and hear four different perspectives on innovation and change in education. With topics ranging from overcoming fear to gamification to makerspaces and technologies that will change education as we know it there is something inspirational in this for everyone.

Speakers
avatar for Corey Hansen

Corey Hansen

Library Media Specialist, Valley View Elementary School
Corey is a library media specialist who loves the maker movement. He works with students and staff to integrate information, literacy and technology into learning and collaborates with teachers to develop problem-based learning experiences that enhance and transform curriculum. Corey... Read More →
avatar for Velvet Holmes

Velvet Holmes

Information Technology Literacy Teacher, Oregon School District
I have been an Information Technology Literacy Teacher in the Oregon School District for the past 20 years! My current passion is gaming in the classroom, coding, and genius hour! What do you wonder? I am a Google Educator and Trainor, Seesaw and Flipgrid Ambassador, Apple Teacher... Read More →
avatar for Karie Huttner

Karie Huttner

Educational Technology Coordinator, Verona Area School District
Dedicated to inspiring all learners to become active creators of knowledge both in the physical and virtual environment through a constructivist based approach to learning, Karie Huttner is a K-5 technology coordinator at two schools in the Verona Area School District in Wisconsi... Read More →
avatar for Mike Slowinski

Mike Slowinski

Library Media & Technology Coordinator, West De Pere Schools
Mike Slowinski is a fourth year Library Media and Technology Coordinator for the School District of West De Pere. He has presented at local, state, and national conferences on a variety of topics including social networking, 21st Century libraries, makerspaces, and game-based lea... Read More →

Monday March 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Portia Portia

8:00am

CCBC Book Preview
Monday March 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Cypress Cypress

8:00am

Creating Meaningful Student Blogging
Student blogging is becoming the most preferred way for classrooms to reach out and connect with others around the world. While many have had some success, this presentation, with its 14 step program, will provide the why, the how to, safety plan, and finally making it meaningful for all participants.

Speakers
avatar for Pernille Ripp

Pernille Ripp

Keynote Speaker, Oregon Middle School
Since Pernille Ripp was a child growing up in Denmark, she knew she wanted to work with kids. She began her journey in education as a math resource teacher, then transitioned into the classroom as a 4th and 5th-grade teacher, and has now found her home as a 7th-grade English teacher... Read More →

Monday March 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Mangrove Mangrove

8:00am

Differentiating in the Chromebook Classroom
Reaching all learners in one class period can sometimes be a challenge. Learn how various tools available can help classroom teachers differentiate instruction, student work, and track student progress all at the same time!

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Williams

Heidi Williams

Heidi Williams, aka – STRETCh Instructor is continually “Striving To Reach Every Talented Child.” She has over twenty-five years of experience in the education field. She earned her BS from the University of Platteville in Elementary Education and her MS from Walden University... Read More →
avatar for Tiffany Wilson

Tiffany Wilson

English Teacher, Kewaskum Schools
Tiffany Wilson is currently navigating the waters of Chromebook integration. Submerging herself in the lake of Google is both a professional and personal passion. When she's not teaching English, she's working hard to learn more about everything from lasagna gardening to young adult... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Ballroom E Ballroom E

8:00am

Personal Information Management: One More Aspect of Information Literacy
Librarians do a great job of helping students and teachers learn to locate and evaluate information. In today’s information-rich world, finding enough information isn’t the problem, it’s what to do with all you find – how you organize it, how you find it again, how you share it with others, how you find what others think is important on a topic. Learn about tools to help your students and teachers become skilled information curators and managers.

Speakers
avatar for Eileen Schroeder

Eileen Schroeder

Associate Professor, Educational Foundations, UW-Whitewater
Eileen Schroeder teaches in the library program at UW-Whitewater and works with education students learning technology skills.

Monday March 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Aralia Aralia

8:00am

Reaping the Power of RSS: It’s Not Just for Blogs Anymore
Real Simple Syndication makes it possible to spend less effort surfing the web and more time accessing relevant, valuable information full of free professional development. This session demonstrates resources that harness the power of aggregation while organizing news, social networks and content rich media into one easy to access location.

Speakers
avatar for James Gubbins

James Gubbins

District Technology Coordinator, Maine Township High School District 207
James Gubbins has been on the forefront of implementing technology in the classroom. He maintains the blog zenodotus.net which gives succinct, helpful information on useable technology and explores current trends in educational design and pedagogy. As the District Technology Coordinator... Read More →

Monday March 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Marula Marula

8:00am

Technological Applications to Literacy Approaches
How do you apply traditional core concepts to flipped or blended classes? How can literacy be enhanced by technological applications? Middle school or high school educators will fuse proven literacy strategies in a way that applies 21st century technology. Experience with Google Forms, Google Docs, Google Sites, and Smart Notebook is helpful but not required. 

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Call

Stephanie Call

Spanish Teacher, Big Foot Union High School
Ms. Call is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Lesley University. She is currently pursuing a Master's in Educational Leadership with Cardinal Stritch University. In 2007, she completed a Fulbright Exchange to Uruguay. This experience is credited for creating a... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Bamboo Bamboo

8:00am

WEMTA Professional Learning Network-Reach Out, Connect, Inform
WEMTA is launching exciting new ways to communicate though our brand new professional learning network. Join us to learn more about the social media and communication channels that WEMTA members and friends can use to share new ideas and information Learn about how to join and use WEMTA’s new Google Presence, blogs, Twitter channel, Facebook group and other social media tools. It is your chance to share ideas and learn from each other - Please Join us.

Speakers
VL

Vicki Lyons

Director of Information Technology, School District of La Crosse
avatar for Steve Sanders

Steve Sanders

Retired Educator
avatar for Kathy Sanders

Kathy Sanders

Retired Library Media and Technology Specialist
Digital Learning and innovative technologies that help us create, connect and collaborate in new and exciting ways.

Conference Committee
avatar for Tina Heizman

Tina Heizman

Director of Information Technology, Merton Community School District
Tina works as the Director of Information Technology for the Merton Community School District. Merton was one of the first districts in the nation to adopt Chromebooks. Merton is also implementing Google Nexus 7 tablets in grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade classrooms this year. Tina... Read More →

Monday March 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Banyan B Banyan B

9:15am

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

Keynotes & Spotlights
avatar for Dean Shareski

Dean Shareski

Digital Learning Consultant , Prairie South School Division
Dean Shareski is a Digital Learning Consultant with the Prairie South School Division in Moose Jaw, SK, Canada. He specializes in the use of technology in the classroom. Since late 2004 he has been immersed in understanding what the Read/Write Web is all about and how the new shape... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 9:15am - 10:00am
Ballrooms A, B, C, F, G, H Ballrooms A, B, C, F, G, H

10:15am

Baker & Taylor's Axis360 eBook Platform
This session will present a cost saving alternative to Overdrive, and a more robust platform and larger title selection than Follett Shelf. Baker & Taylor's Axis 360 is currently offering over 500,000 eBook titles. Axis 360 gives students the ability to easily borrow and read ebooks in electronic formats that are directly downloaded to computers and mobile devices. Axis 360 works with PCs and Macintosh computers as well as mobile Apple iOS and Android devices, including smartphones and tablets. eBooks on Axis 360 are available for use with the Blio ereader, the multi-function reading application which includes embedded tools such as notetaking and highlighting, online reference source linking, font controls and read-aloud functionality. Blio also offers accessibility features, making it the best available ebook reading experience for students with reading disabilities or sight impairment. In addition to ebooks, Axis 360 also offers digital audiobooks for student borrowing.

Speakers
CS

Carole Steinmetz

Account Manager for Wisconsin and Iowa, Baker & Taylor
I have been the Wisconsin Account Representative for Baker & Taylor for 14 years. Prior to that, I was the Library Media Specialist for Viroqua Area Schools for grades 5-12 , so I have been associated with School Libraries for the last 25 years. I have a Masters Degree in Educational... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Banyan A Banyan A

10:15am

Google Apps Deployment
Is your district looking to move to Google Apps for Education? This session is directed toward IT directors and technical staff to better help them understand the methods and tools available to ensure a successful migration to Google.

Keynotes & Spotlights
avatar for Mitch Dowhower

Mitch Dowhower

Technology Director, Spencer Community Schools
Mitch Dowhower has been assisting school districts with Google Apps for Education over the last five years and currently serves as the technology director for Spencer Community School District in Iowa. His work with Google Apps Deployment materials has reached every corner of the... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Ballroom 5 Ballroom 5

10:15am

ARe you ready for Augmented Reality?
ARe you ready to experience something new? ARe you willing to enter the world of Augmented Reality? Then this session is for you! Participants will be immersed in all things Augmented Reality throughout this session and learn how to integrate this exciting new technology into their learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Tricia Louis

Tricia Louis

PK-12 Technology Integration Professional, Richland School District
Tricia Louis is an #edtech advocate. In her position as the Technology Integration Professional at the Richland School District, she brings individual & group training to the 200+ staff employed there. Tricia is proud to be a part of the Google For Education Certified Trainer Program... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Tambouti Tambouti

10:15am

Gamification in the Classroom
Gamification can be a great tool to incorporate into your classroom. Helping with student engagement and motivation, gamification is a growing trend. But for teachers who are new to gamification, incorporating it into your classroom may seem like a daunting task. Figuring out ahead of time how to introduce gamification concepts into your lessons and having specific goals in mind will make the experience a much richer one for you and your students than just gamifying concepts for the sake of it. This session will introduce you to the concept of Gamification and how to implement into your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Schroeder

Keith Schroeder

District Library Media Specialist, School District of Marinette
I help people find their passions and guide them on their path in following them.


Monday March 24, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Ballroom E Ballroom E

10:15am

Google Drive For Beginners
New to Google Drive? This Hands-On Session will familiarize you with the Google Drive Environment. In this session we will cover Document, Spreadsheet, Presentation and Form. You will learn how to organize your Drive, share your projects, and collaborate with others. We will end the session with some great ways to use Google Drive in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Russell

Elizabeth Russell

Library Media Specialist & Google Education Certified Trainer, Kenosha Unified School District
avatar for Joanne Sobolik

Joanne Sobolik

Kettle Moraine School District
Joanne has been in educations for more than 20 years. She has a Master's degree in Education, is a National Board Certified Teacher, and is now Google Certified. The ways technology has changed learning and teaching motivate Joanne to continue learning, growing, and sharing with students... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Crown Palm Crown Palm

10:15am

iCreate iLearn - Using Augmented Reality to Personalize Learning
This Hands-On Session workshop will focus on several important areas where iPads can be an important tool to help personalize and stimulate learning. Augmented reality is adding another dimension to learning where students and teachers can create. Real examples will be provided in an Augmented Reality scavenger hunt using the app - Aurasma. Learn about apps that can bring augmented reality into the classroom. Come prepared to actively learn about these amazing tools as you will be creating your own aura (trigger image and overlay). Bring your iPad, Nexus 7, or smartphone loaded with the Aurasma app.

Speakers
avatar for Karie Huttner

Karie Huttner

Educational Technology Coordinator, Verona Area School District
Dedicated to inspiring all learners to become active creators of knowledge both in the physical and virtual environment through a constructivist based approach to learning, Karie Huttner is a K-5 technology coordinator at two schools in the Verona Area School District in Wisconsi... Read More →
avatar for Amy Otis

Amy Otis

Gr 4 Teacher, Verona Area School District
Amy Klubertanz is an amazing integrator of technology. As a second grade bilingual teacher, she is constantly leveraging technology to meet the diverse learning needs of her students. She is always willing to share how she uses new tools with her students. Amy is currently working... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Marula Marula

10:15am

Into the Book and More English Language Arts Resources Available Exclusively to Wisconsin Educators
Come to Wisconsin Media Lab’s session and discover cost-free media designed to super-charge your elementary English language arts classrooms! Delve into the NEW Into the Book interactives that playfully offer students strategies to improve their comprehension. Discover how to use Draw Me a Story to bring a fine arts touch to reading. Explore Wisconsin Biographies, a multimedia resource that will delight students as they discover fascinating figures from Wisconsin’s past. All are compatible with iPad!

Speakers
PG

Peggy Garties

is Executive Producer for Wisconsin Media Lab where she directs the development of video and interactive content for Wisconsin’s K-12 schools. She has developed educational video series, CD-ROMs and more than 10 educational websites during her 15 years with the agency. She led development... Read More →
avatar for Becky Murkley

Becky Murkley

Educational Producer, Wisconsin Media Lab
Becky Murkley is the Educational Producer at Wisconsin Media Lab, a state agency that provides cost-free, cross-curricular media to Wisconsin's K-12 schools. She is responsible for the development of the educational content of media such as video programs, online activities, books... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Acacia Acacia

10:15am

iPads, Non-fiction Text, and Common Core...What else could one ask for?
Common Core Standards, increase rigor, and critical thinking are shaping the lives of our students in the 21st century.  Schools are being asked to prepare students for career and college readiness by boosting student exposure to non-fiction text.  Students often complain about how boring reading non-fiction text can be.  What happens when students use digital literacies as a learning tool for non-fiction text instead of a book, paper and pencil? A teacher went on a mission to explore what would happen.  She will share her findings as well as introduce you to the apps and lessons she incorporated into her classroom.  This workshop will be informational as well as interactive.  Bring your iPad and see what you can learn to help motivate your students to read!

Speakers
avatar for Terri Harbort

Terri Harbort

Fifth grade teacher, Milton Schools
Terri Harbort is a fifth grade teacher at Northside Intermediate School in Milton. She has taught a variety of subjects and grades in her 20 years of teaching in the Milton and Beloit School Districts. She believes that technology is a necessary component in her teaching in order... Read More →
avatar for Christina Nording

Christina Nording

5th Grade Teacher, School District of Milton
Christina Nording has been an iGuide for the School District of Milton, leading fellow teachers through tech integration. She has presented at SLATE, WEMTA, Virtually at the Colonial Blended Learning Conference 2016, and ISTE 2017 & 2018 presenter. She is an ISTE member and a member... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Guava Guava

10:15am

It's a PLN!
Professional educators recognize that learning extends far beyond the confines of the academic calendar and campus. Discover how social media sites such as blogs, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Pinterest can provide inspiration, professional development, and valuable resources. Develop your own Personal Learning Network (PLN) to share ideas and collaborate with like-minded experts in your field.

Speakers
avatar for Melinda Larson-Horne

Melinda Larson-Horne

EdTech/Educator Effectiveness Coach, Pewaukee School District
Melinda Larson-Horne is an EdTech and Effectiveness Coach in the Pewaukee School District with over twenty years of teaching experience in both English/Language Arts and World Language (French). As an instructional coach, Melinda's goal is to provide personalized professional development... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Ironwood Ironwood

10:15am

No More Slide Shows! Creative Web Tools for Student Presentations
Tired of boring slide presentations? Discover how students (and teachers) can share their knowledge and creativity by using a variety of fun and free presentation web tools.

Speakers
avatar for Renee Nolan

Renee Nolan

Ed Tech Coach, Fond du Lac
Renee is an Innovative Technology Coach for the Fond du Lac School District in Wisconsin. Previously, she was a middle school science teacher for 20 years in the district. Renee is always looking for new ways in which students and staff can embrace 21st-century skills with digital... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Ballroom D Ballroom D

10:15am

Secondary Level Apps for iPads
Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about secondary level (6-12) iPad apps as tools to enhance instruction and engage students. There will be time to share and discuss current apps being used in the classroom.

Speakers
KS

Kathleen Stephany

@KatStepha
Kathleen Stephany is currently an Instructional Technology and Information Specialist at Merrill Middle School, Merrill Elementary School, and Oaklawn Elementary School in Oshkosh. She has previously served as Instructional Support Teacher at Oshkosh North. Kathleen enjoys exploring... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Tamarind Tamarind

10:15am

Using Games in the Classroom
Join the Games and Learning Society for a playful and educational discussion around using video games in the classroom! Attendees will get to see a sampling of games across domains that promote learning, and discuss with presenters and one another about how to effectively use video games in classrooms and after-school programs.

Speakers
SS

Stefan Slater

PhD Candidate, University of Pennsylvania
Stefan Slater is an associate research specialist and outreach coordinator at the Games and Learning Society. He graduated with a B.S. in Psychology in 2012 and now studies how students learn from games and how games are used for education.


Monday March 24, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Aloeswood Aloeswood

10:15am

CCBC: K-5 Book Presentation
Monday March 24, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Cypress Cypress

10:15am

Library Renovations: From Drab to Fab
Prior to our recent updates our school library was, in one word, drab. In a student survey the students cried for help - they wanted color and a more modern "feel" to the LMC. We added paint, staff READ posters, a new circulation desk, a Keurig machine, and vinyl wall quotes - things that took our library from drab to fab.

Speakers
LB

Lori Barber

Lori Barber is a HS Library Media Specialist at Preble High School in Green Bay. I am passionate about creating a new environment for learning in my high school library. I tossed half , OK--three fourths, of the reference section, moved tables and shelving and created the Hard... Read More →
avatar for Tiffany Braunel

Tiffany Braunel

K-12 Library Media Specialist, @tbraunel
Tiffany is a K-12 Library Media Specialist for a rural school in central Wisconsin. She believes in creating a library media program that is an integral part of the school. She strives to involve all her teachers and students in daily, authentic collaboration. Living passionately... Read More →

Monday March 24, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Portia Portia

10:15am

Renovating Your Library
"It Takes a Village..." Find out how the Central Middle School students, staff, PTO, District maintenance department, and a local business in Hartford,WI along with a WEMTA PET grant, combined forces to remodel and rejuvenate a middle school Library Media Center on limited budget. There will also be other schools who will share their own experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Sandy LeMahieu

Sandy LeMahieu

Riverview Middle School LMS, Plymouth Jt. School District
After teaching high school English for nine years, Sandy became a middle school LMS and has been loving it for the past six years! Some professional interests include integrating instructional technology and creating library spaces to meet the needs of 21st-century students... Read More →
avatar for Laura J Marusinec

Laura J Marusinec

Director of Library Media Services, Hartford Jt#1 School District
I have worked as a Library Media Specialist for 30 years in the Hartford Jt. #1 School District and was at Rossman Elementary School for the first 25 years. Five years ago l was offered the opportunity to become the Director of Library Media Services for the district and LMC Director... Read More →
avatar for Sandra Wurdeman

Sandra Wurdeman

District and 6-12 Teacher Librarian, Mosinee School District
I enjoy the challenge of helping students and teachers find the perfect resource for the right time: be it book, database, multimedia, person, or web page. Going to the WEMTA Convention is a necessity to learn all that is needed for the upcoming year. See this Blendspace presentation... Read More →

Monday March 24, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Aralia Aralia

10:15am

Using Assessments to Transform Your Teaching
Are we teachers or are we testers?!? We all know how to assess, but how can we use the data that we gain from our assessments to better inform our instruction? In the acronym-filled world of education, we need to prove that our students are making gains. Whether you’re working on SLOs, RTI, CCSS, or a PDP, come learn about some AMAZING assessment tools that can take your instruction to the next level!

Speakers
avatar for Tina Sikorski

Tina Sikorski

4th Grade Teacher, Wautoma Area School District
Tina is currently in her fifth year as a fourth grade language arts teacher in Wautoma, WI. She loves the challenge of using new technology with her students, and getting other staff members in her district excited about using tech tools to enhance student learning. She is especially... Read More →

Monday March 24, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Mangrove Mangrove

11:15am

Lunch Business Meeting
Monday March 24, 2014 11:15am - 12:30pm
Ballrooms A, B, C, F, G, H Ballrooms A, B, C, F, G, H

12:45pm

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening and Sweets Reception
Monday March 24, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Exhibit Hall 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 Exhibit Hall 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8

2:00pm

Choosing & Managing Your K-12 Digital Resources
The options for purchasing digital resources are changing so rapidly, it’s difficult to keep up with best practices. In this session, Mackin’s digital professional presents a comprehensive management solution and gives you practical tips on how to pick the best ebook model and eresources for your school, save you and your students time, and more in this engaging and timely presentation!


Monday March 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Banyan A Banyan A

2:00pm

Beyond A Browser: The Secrets Behind Google Chrome
Come to this session to find out why Google Chrome is so much more than a web browser. Learn about powerful extensions and apps, dig into multi-device syncing and find out just why it's called the "omnibox". 

Keynotes & Spotlights
avatar for Jennie Magiera

Jennie Magiera

Chief Program Officer, EdTechTeam
Jennie Magiera is the Chief Program Officer for EdTechTeam, focusing on diversity and equity in education. Previously, she was the Chief Innovation Officer Des Plaines Public School District 62, the Digital Learning Coordinator for the Academy for Urban School Leadership and a Chicago... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom 4 Ballroom 4

2:00pm

(CCSS + NETS)*Sites =
How do you engage students, appease administrators, and reach a variety of requirements all at once? With Google Sites, of course! Attendees will develop their own Google Site Template to utilize in the workplace as early as Wednesday morning! Tackle the tough stuff with one cool tool.

Speakers
avatar for Tiffany Wilson

Tiffany Wilson

English Teacher, Kewaskum Schools
Tiffany Wilson is currently navigating the waters of Chromebook integration. Submerging herself in the lake of Google is both a professional and personal passion. When she's not teaching English, she's working hard to learn more about everything from lasagna gardening to young adult... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Portia Portia

2:00pm

Cross Curricular & Cost Free 6-12 Public Media Classroom Resources From WI Media Lab
As Wisconsin educators ourselves we know that you are inundated with expensive and low quality classroom resources. Come to Wisconsin Media Lab’s session and explore high-quality cost-free multimedia educational content for students in grades 6-12. Our robust collection includes interactive websites, streaming videos, free images and sound files! These award-winning classroom resources are vetted by educators, align to state academic standards and will super-charge learning in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Legler

Kristin Legler

RtI Project Director, Leglar, Kristin
Twitter: @WIMediaLabKristin Leglar is the Content and Outreach Manager at Wisconsin Media Lab. Kristin has ten years experience developing and managing educational multimedia resources. She has sixteen years of experience as an elementary school teacher and 3 years experience as an assistant principa... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Acacia Acacia

2:00pm

Deeply engaging readers in your schools with TeachingBooks.net
Join this session to learn how to enhance literacy activities and Common Core Standards (including the Text Complexity Rubric) using the wealth of resources available through TeachingBooks.net. Additionally, we will show you how to support high quality literature activities in online courses and in 1:1 or BYOD environments.
TeachingBooks is provided to all Wisconsin residents through BadgerLink.

Speakers
avatar for Carin Bringelson

Carin Bringelson

Dir. of Online Content & Collections, TeachingBooks.net
I'm passionate about intellectual freedom, social justice and life-long learning.
avatar for Annette Smith

Annette Smith

Director of Accounts, TeachingBooks.net
In her position of Director of Accounts, Dr. Annette Smith, leads all of the educational and accounts activities of the company. She partners with educators to optimize their use and enjoyment of our service while also aligning our materials to student achievement and professional... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Aralia Aralia

2:00pm

Discover Wisconsin’s Online Library: BadgerLink Redesign
BadgerLink is Wisconsin’s online library which provides Wisconsin residents access to licensed content such as magazines, newspapers, scholarly articles, videos, images, and music.In this session, learn about the newly redesigned BadgerLink interface which includes a responsive design to adapt to any size screen, multiple paths to finding information, and easy to browse layout. Discover activities and learning games, instructional tools, multimedia, and self-guided training. Learn about tips and tricks for navigating the wealth of information at your fingertips!

Speakers
avatar for Kara Ripley

Kara Ripley

Reference and BadgerLink Training Librarian, DPI


Monday March 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Wisteria Wisteria

2:00pm

Elementary Student Portfolios Using Google Sites
Participants will see how our district is implementing personalized learning using Google Sites to create student portfolios. Store student work in the cloud; it will follow them year-to-year. Your Google account will be needed to start your portfolio.
With additional presenters Debbie Thompson and Stephanie Wieczorek.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Jones

Kim Jones

Library Media Specialist, @kimbro73
Kim Jones is a Library Media Specialist at Magee Elementary in the Kettle Moraine School District. She is a Google Certified Trainer.
avatar for Holli Klatt

Holli Klatt

Library Media Specialist, Kettle Moraine School District
Library Media Specialist
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Debbie Thompson

@thompdj
Debbie Thompson is a Library Media Specialist at Dousman Elementary in the Kettle Moraine School District. She recently became a Google Certified Trainer.
avatar for Stephanie Wieczorek

Stephanie Wieczorek

@S_Wieczorek
Stephanie Wieczorek is the Library Media Specialist at Wales Campus, comprising of Wales Elementary and KM Explore, in the Kettle Moraine School District.


Monday March 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Crown Palm Crown Palm

2:00pm

iTunesU: Ideas You'll Flip Over
The iTunes U library offers free educational content that users can download straight to their computer or iOS device. Discover how educators are using free content to extend learning beyond the four walls. Explore coursework specifically designed to support student engagement, motivation, and increase knowledge. Bring your laptop and experience Hands-On Session development of iTunesU content you’ll be flipping over.

Speakers
JL

Jenna Linskens

@2teach_edtec
Jenna Linskens is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Marian University, Wisconsin. Primary classes she teaches include: Integrating iPads in the Classroom, Innovations in Education, Teaching and Learning Online, E-Portfolio and supervisor of the Online Teaching Certificate... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ironwood Ironwood

2:00pm

Building an All-Inclusive Library
Do you find yourself with more special education students in your library classes but few strategies and little guidance for meeting their needs? Attend this session to learn about Project ENABLE and be introduced to a collaborative approach for modifying your library curriculum to meet the needs of all learners. With additional presenter Stacy Hartin.

Speakers
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Emily Bouvier

We are a trio of teachers from Luther Elementary in Fort Atkinson, WI. Emily teaches 4th grade, Stacy is a special education teacher and Michelle is a library media specialist. Together, we have 43 years of experience in education. In August, we attended Project ENABLE at Syracuse... Read More →
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Michelle Maniaci

@LutherLibrary
We are a trio of teachers from Luther Elementary in Fort Atkinson, WI. Emily teaches 4th grade, Stacy is a special education teacher and Michelle is a library media specialist. Together, we have 43 years of experience in education. In August, we attended Project ENABLE at Syracuse... Read More →

Monday March 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mangrove Mangrove

2:00pm

CCBC: 6-12 Book Presentation
Monday March 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cypress Cypress

2:00pm

Code: The new world language in schools
We all use multiple devices every day that are run by code, but few of us know how to read and write code. That's what code.org is attempting to change along with many educators today. Come and see how coding is being implemented during and after school at the elementary level and how characters like Scratch the Cat and Kodu are now as recognizable to students as Mario and Pac Man.

Speakers
avatar for Corey Hansen

Corey Hansen

Library Media Specialist, Valley View Elementary School
Corey is a library media specialist who loves the maker movement. He works with students and staff to integrate information, literacy and technology into learning and collaborates with teachers to develop problem-based learning experiences that enhance and transform curriculum. Corey... Read More →

Monday March 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom E Ballroom E

2:00pm

Debunking the Myths about SLO’s
SLO’s are intended to ensure successful learning outcomes. Recently updated information about Educator Effectiveness and SLO’s for teacher librarians will be shared during this session. We will discuss what SLO’s are and aren’t (or should and shouldn’t be), how to decide if you are required to do SLO’s and where to go if you have questions. The goal of this session is to share the most recent information and debunk any myths or legends that are circulating.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Anderson

Nancy Anderson

Library Consultant, Department of Public Instruction


Monday March 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom D Ballroom D

2:00pm

Preparing for the Blended Learning Revolution
Blended learning is mixing the best of face-to-face and online learning. Come explore how schools are using blended learning to increase learning and student engagement. We will also consider how students are "self-blending" their learning, and how we can support them.

Monday March 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tambouti Tambouti

2:00pm

Targeted Reading: Creating a Secondary Collection that Hits the Mark
Would you love to increase your circulation to the point that the administration starts to wonder what is going on in the library without ever seeing your statistics? This session outlines some really great tools to find books that students will love. The session will also cover how to get teachers as a part of your team in student targeting reading growth through pleasure reading.

Speakers
avatar for Jan Donahou

Jan Donahou

Library Media Specialist, Wauwatosa Schools
Being an agent of change for my students and our staff, helping them as they traverse new technologies and seek our new information.

Monday March 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tamarind Tamarind

2:00pm

Using Schoology to engage and inspire students
Are you looking for ways to efficiently and effectively meet the needs of all your students in your classroom? Schoology is a tool that makes this seemingly impossible, although noble goal, truly attainable. This session will introduce participants to the core concepts of how to: set up your classes, guide students through the steps to self-enroll, and then demonstrate how to bring your students up to speed. Once students have mastered taking a quiz, uploaded an assignment, and respectfully participated in an online discussion, your lesson plans can be designed both to fit the needs of beginner students and also challenge the needs of your advanced students. Come see successful lessons demonstrated, badges strategically employed to motivate and inspire students, and multiple rubrics that make the assessment process a breeze. This session is not only a great introduction to using Schoology for the first time but also a great source of ideas for flipping your classroom instruction and gamifying your learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Erlenborn

Beth Erlenborn

Library Media Specialist, Valley Crossing Community School
I'm excited to use Schoology as a learning management tool because it empowers my students to take ownership of their learning and it frees me up to answer new and interesting questions. I can easily and efficiently communicate with students all along the learning process. It brings... Read More →

Monday March 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Marula Marula

2:00pm

Watch This! Video creation made simple.
Get students to put down their pencils and paper. It’s time to dive into the world of video creation! Come learn about Wevideo, a free online video editing tool. I will share everything you need to get started including camcorder options, practical lesson ideas and video editing basics.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Klubertanz

Jamie Klubertanz

Library Media Specialist, @jkluby
I have been a Library Media Specialist at Watertown High School for the past six years. Prior to joining the Watertown district I was a Library Media Specialist at Schenk Elementary School in the Madison School District. I am passionate about finding ways to incorporate our students... Read More →

Monday March 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bamboo Bamboo

3:15pm

The Power of Digital in the CCSS World
Today's learning environment of one-to-one and BYOD initiatives requires teachers, administrators, library media specialists, and technology integrators to deliver content that supports curricular initiatives in an way that engages digital natives.

Follett Enlight Reader, eBooks, FollettShelf, Destiny Library, Textbook, & Asset Manager, and Aspen Instructional Management System are a strong and reliable foundation for students and staff alike.

Speakers
MF

Matt Follett

Follett
Matthew Follett is a content consultant for Follett School Solutions. He has lived and worked for Follett in southeast Wisconsin for a decade.


Monday March 24, 2014 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Banyan A Banyan A

3:15pm

Unleash the Power of Google Mail
Google Mail is one of my favorite Google Apps. This session will cover some tips and tricks that will unleash the power of G-Mail!

Keynotes & Spotlights
avatar for Mitch Dowhower

Mitch Dowhower

Technology Director, Spencer Community Schools
Mitch Dowhower has been assisting school districts with Google Apps for Education over the last five years and currently serves as the technology director for Spencer Community School District in Iowa. His work with Google Apps Deployment materials has reached every corner of the... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom 5 Ballroom 5

3:15pm

ELLs and the Common Core: Simple Changes to See them Soar
Have you ever used a literacy (think morning) meeting? With this easy-to-implement structure, you can meet the basic needs of your ELLs while maintaining a fun classroom environment that encourages learning and risk taking! Do your students struggle with vocabulary? Get them to internalize those words, and their meanings! With the rigor of the common core, these simple changes could be the difference between watching our ELLs flounder or seeing them soar!

Speakers
avatar for Tina Sikorski

Tina Sikorski

4th Grade Teacher, Wautoma Area School District
Tina is currently in her fifth year as a fourth grade language arts teacher in Wautoma, WI. She loves the challenge of using new technology with her students, and getting other staff members in her district excited about using tech tools to enhance student learning. She is especially... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Crown Palm Crown Palm

3:15pm

Google and the iPad
Google Apps and the iPad go together very well. Come and see all of the great things you can accomplish when putting these 2 tools together. We will explore several Google apps from the Apple App store, and I will share a workflow of share content via Google Drive.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Christensen

Scott Christensen

Director of Technology, Burlington Area School District
Scott Christensen currently serves as the Director of Educational Technology with the Burlington Area School District. As a teacher, principal and technology director, Scott has a great understanding of educational environments, and how technology can benefit both staff and students... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Tamarind Tamarind

3:15pm

Google+: Social Engagement & Student Achievement
This presentation will focus on integrating the social media technologies of Google+ in educationally engaging ways to increase student achievement and improve educational outcomes. The presenter will demonstrate specific ways that Google+ can be used in the classroom in-conjunction with the curriculum to create engaged learners and boost creativity.

Speakers
avatar for Vincent Kuepper

Vincent Kuepper

Department Leader, Westosha CHS
Vincent Kuepper is an art instructor at Westosha CHS. He has degrees from UW-Madison and UW-Whitewater. He is a dad, educator, investor, artist, skier, biker, breather, paddler, runner. Presentation Materials here > http://goo.gl/whihAK


Monday March 24, 2014 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Banyan B Banyan B

3:15pm

iWork in the Cloud
This session will highlight the new features of collaborative editing and access to iWork in the cloud.

We will take a close look at the new features of the iWork suite and how its transition to cloud-based editing will impact the productivity of students and educators at all levels. We will highlight new workflows for creating and accessing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations in iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks.

Speakers
CD

Charles Duarte

Apple, Apple
Apple Inc.


Monday March 24, 2014 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Guava Guava

3:15pm

QR Code Crazy!
QR Codes or Quick Response Codes have been popping up all over on billboards, in magazines, on product packaging and now at last into the classroom! Imagine creating classroom materials that your students will access with their ipads/phones/computers that are multimedia and differentiated for their individual needs! Join this "Hands-On Session" session as we create QR codes will talk, sing, play videos, provide directions, provide access to curricular materials, and much more. Participants will be creating QR codes that are color coded or personalized with images.

Speakers
avatar for Paula Walser

Paula Walser

Director of E-Learning, CESA 6
Paula is the Director of E-Learning/Assistive Technology at CESA 6 in Oshkosh. She is Apple Academy Certified iOS/OSX and Smart Certified and provides professional development in classroom use of social media, technologies and assistive technology.


Monday March 24, 2014 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Portia Portia

3:15pm

Ready Patron One: Adding gameful elements to your library media program to increase engagement and assess student learning
Are you a gamer? Do you have students who like to play games? Come and learn how two Library Media Specialists are applying gameful learning concepts at their schools. Badge achievements, leveling up, quests, and challenges are game concepts that can increase student engagement, make learning fun, and potentially bring about social change. Discover fun ideas to create and manage badges, and implement game concepts into your classroom or library.

Speakers
avatar for Corey Hansen

Corey Hansen

Library Media Specialist, Valley View Elementary School
Corey is a library media specialist who loves the maker movement. He works with students and staff to integrate information, literacy and technology into learning and collaborates with teachers to develop problem-based learning experiences that enhance and transform curriculum. Corey... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom D Ballroom D

3:15pm

Casting Call
Are you tired of having to repeat the same information all day? Don't you wish there was an easier way? Learn how to quickly and easily use YouTube, Screencast-o-matic and Google Hangouts to screencast your way into having more time to work one-on-one with students. We will show you how to annotate your screencasts to drive home specific points and ways to provide students the opportunity control their own learning through your embedded video links using YouTube.

Speakers
avatar for Mickey Chavannes

Mickey Chavannes

Director of Instructional Technology, Cudahy School District
I am the Director of Instructional Technology for the School District of Cudahy. As the director, I have spent the past two years designing and implementing K-12 technology curriculum using GAFE. We are in our second year of a grades 6-11 1:1 initiative with Chromebooks and will... Read More →

Monday March 24, 2014 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Bamboo Bamboo

3:15pm

CCBC Book Preview
Monday March 24, 2014 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Cypress Cypress

3:15pm

Collaboration: Developing Life Long Readers
Learn how the media specialist and the ELA team at Mishicot High School have transformed the library and English curriculum to increase student motivation to read. Topics discussed will include book talks and how we use them to increase interest and monitor student reading, and the Book Race and how students have moved from a book or two a year to ten in a term. Sound impossible? We’ll share how we have done it.

Speakers
TB

Tracy Bauer

@TracyBauer25
I am a high school Language Arts teacher for the School District of Mishicot.
avatar for Tamara Schacht

Tamara Schacht

District Media Specialist, @tmschacht
I have been the district media specialist in the School District of Mishicot for almost four years. In this time, I have begun a transformation of the libraries in both amount of use and the attitude towards them by the students. I am an avid reader and truly love my job and the staff... Read More →

Monday March 24, 2014 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Acacia Acacia

3:15pm

Digital Assets for Distance Education
This session will include the creation, optimization and utilization of digital assets. We will look at various ways to prepare media for delivery into the classroom of today. During this time we will discuss the different file types and compression standards in use today. We will also demonstrate methods for taking traditional classroom materials and converting them for use in an interactive digital platform. These methods will include the strengths of EPUB and Interactive PDF files for accessibility and multi-platform support.

Speakers
avatar for Bradley Hesser

Bradley Hesser

Associate Professor of Graphic Design, Monroe County Community College
Bradley Hesser is an Associate Professor and Lead Faculty of the Graphic Design program at Monroe County Community College in Monroe, Michigan. He has been teaching in Graphic Design since 2003 and has been teaching online courses since 2004. During this time he has been involved... Read More →
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Thomas Jones

Thomas Jones is a Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Dakota State University. He has been teaching in the areas of photography, computer graphics and K‐12 art methods since being hired at DSU in 2000. The photography minor that he developed has become one of the most... Read More →

Monday March 24, 2014 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Wisteria Wisteria

3:15pm

Makerspace Playbook
Whether it's an ad hoc space with plastic tubs of legos or a dedicated "fablab", there is a growing interest in Makerspaces as places for students of all ages to tinker, explore and create. We'll cover the basics of what a Makerspace is and how it can enhance your curriculum. In addition, you will get many examples of different types of Makerspaces to pique your own creativity.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Gold

Sara Gold

Community Liaison, WiLS
Martha Berninger, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning; Peg Billing, School District of Tomahawk; Sara Gold, WiLS; Cynthia Holt, CESA Purchasing; Stef Morrill, WiLS; Christine O' Regan, Kenosha Unified School District; Jennifer Peterson, Menasha Joint School District.

Monday March 24, 2014 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom E Ballroom E

3:15pm

Our 1:1 Chromebook Journey
Shiocton High School rolled out Chromebooks to all 246 students in grades 9-12 and 24 staff members at the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year. Come hear our story! We will share ideas, key process points, pitfalls, hurdles, and things we wish we had known. Emphasis will be given to practical tips and time for questions.

Speakers
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Wendy Hartman

@WendyH0405
Wendy Hartman is the Library Media Director for Shiocton School District. She also works as a Technology Coach within the district. She has been with the school district six years. Prior to starting her second career in education, Wendy worked in various roles in business and industry... Read More →

Monday March 24, 2014 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Mangrove Mangrove

3:15pm

Sex is Only Part of the Story: Talking about Materials Selection & Other IF Issues
Educators and librarians for all grade levels want to reach their students using contemporary resources, but sometimes the topics are seen as controversial. In these job-uncertain times, join a give-and-take discussion about selection procedures, self-censorship, and being prepared in the event of a challenge. What should you do if board policies are circumvented? Bring your own questions and situations to share confidentially. Sponsored by the Intellectual Freedom Committee.

Speakers
avatar for Carin Bringelson

Carin Bringelson

Dir. of Online Content & Collections, TeachingBooks.net
I'm passionate about intellectual freedom, social justice and life-long learning.

Monday March 24, 2014 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Aralia Aralia

3:15pm

The 3 C's of My Big Campus
Looking for a way to connect with today's learners? My Big Campus provides mobile learning essentials: digital tools that stimulate collaboration and engagement in a safe learning environment. Students, parents and educators partner in a creative, social platform. In this session you will explore MBC as a Learning Management System (Social Learning Platform) that provides communication (EduTalk, Messages, and Discussions), collaboration (Groups, Drive, and Calendar), and content (Schoolwork, Bundles, and Library, Digital Monitoring).


Speakers
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Danyell Franti

@dfranti
Danyell Franti is a business education teacher and a technology coordinator. Her role is to assist staff with implementing technology into the classroom. She works with students K-12 on a variety of technology integration projects. Her district is using MBC as a platform for personalized... Read More →

Monday March 24, 2014 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Marula Marula

3:15pm

Windows 8: A Primer
Windows 8 can be tricky. Learn how to make it work for you in this informational session.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Schroeder

Tyler Schroeder

Emerging Technology Services Support Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Passionate educational technologist and licensed educator working to establish and reinforce best practices for mobile and emerging technologies within our learning communities.

Monday March 24, 2014 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Tambouti Tambouti

4:30pm

Start Smart with Britannica
Join us to learn about Britannica’s exciting digital resources for classroom
and library use—the products that can be accessed anytime, anywhere, on
any device, for a highly affordable price. The ideal tool for supporting the
Common Core Standards and 21st century skill-building, Britannica School
offers the broadest and best real-world, nonfiction content for reading and
research across the content areas. Special features promote differentiation
to reach all students and a specially-designed elementary interface engages
young children in age-appropriate viewing and learning experiences. 

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Keating

Jennifer Keating

Sr. Education Consultant, Britannica Digital Learning
I started my career in an Elementary classroom in Pontiac, MI. After several years teaching at the Elementary and Middle School levels, I moved to Chicago and took a position in the Professional Development Dept. at Britannica Digital Learning. In my position, I work with the Britannica... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Jennifer Keating

Jennifer Keating

Sr. Education Consultant, Britannica Digital Learning
I started my career in an Elementary classroom in Pontiac, MI. After several years teaching at the Elementary and Middle School levels, I moved to Chicago and took a position in the Professional Development Dept. at Britannica Digital Learning. In my position, I work with the Britannica... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Banyan A Banyan A

4:30pm

Personalized Learning
Come and explore the endless possibilities of how technology can deliver a more personalized, relevant, passion-driven learning experience. Transformative uses of technology will be showcased, as you experience a technology hands-on learning session, while gaining new creative ideas and “just in time” inspired teaching and reflective practices. Design thinking and innovative instructional strategies will be infused throughout this session to allow for differentiation approaches, educator choice, challenge-based learning opportunities and mobile learning opportunities. 

Keynotes & Spotlights
avatar for Naomi Harm

Naomi Harm

Naomi Harm is an educational thought leader and influencer. She welcomes every opportunity to share her expertise and best practices relating to 1:1 mobile learning and literacy initiatives, classroom redesigns, instructional strategies, and brain-based teaching and learning to support... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Ballroom 4 Ballroom 4

4:30pm

Create & Innovate with iTunes U
The purpose of this workshop/session is to educate learners in the comprehensive instructional design of content for mobile delivery through an iOS device. Attendees will create an iTunes U account and learn how to utilize the Course Manager to create content.

Speakers
avatar for Sue Gorman

Sue Gorman

Institute of Professional Educator Development, UW Parkside
I am celebrating 30 years as an educator My motto is Be kind. Be grateful. Be brave. I am an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Teacher. I am a wife, Mom and Glamma-to-be.I am an administrator/educator working to inspire teachers to redefine and transform their classrooms... Read More →
avatar for Kristi Shaw Reitz

Kristi Shaw Reitz

Adjunct Professor, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Dr. Kristi Shaw Reitz is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She earned her PhD in Instructional Design for Online Learning and completed her dissertation on instructional design within iTunes U. She earned her master of arts degree from Marian University... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Ironwood Ironwood

4:30pm

Mobile Application Use in the Interactive Classroom: An Active and Creative Solution
This session will focus on the development and deployment of mobile applications in the classroom. We will explore the creation of applications using Adobe Director 12 as well as some other online alternatives for creation. We will create a mobile application, deploy it to a device and then demonstrate methods for it use in the classroom. We will then demonstrate the utilization of other mobile applications that are currently in use in today's interactive classroom.With additional presenter Kimberly Jones.

Speakers
avatar for Bradley Hesser

Bradley Hesser

Associate Professor of Graphic Design, Monroe County Community College
Bradley Hesser is an Associate Professor and Lead Faculty of the Graphic Design program at Monroe County Community College in Monroe, Michigan. He has been teaching in Graphic Design since 2003 and has been teaching online courses since 2004. During this time he has been involved... Read More →
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Thomas Jones

Thomas Jones is a Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Dakota State University. He has been teaching in the areas of photography, computer graphics and K‐12 art methods since being hired at DSU in 2000. The photography minor that he developed has become one of the most... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Tamarind Tamarind

4:30pm

Science Portfolios + Google = Better Scientists
Science seems like an automatic for technology integration, but between labs work, reports, and assessments it didn't always make it off the to do list and into the lesson plan book. Let me share how I have taken my science class into the google cloud with digital portfolios, lab reports, and self grading assessments. Bring your device and you can be on your way to a science class in the cloud as well!

Speakers
avatar for Mary Iwanski

Mary Iwanski

Science Curriculum & Technology Integration Specialist, @maryiwanski
I am a Science Curriculum and Technology Integration Specialist in the Merton Community School District. In this role, I have the opportunity to work with K-8 teachers on their science instruction, and how they utilize chromebooks and the GAFE platform to enhance teaching and learning... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Crown Palm Crown Palm

4:30pm

SLO for School Library Media Specialists
If you haven't been a part of the discussion of SLO's (Student Learning Objectives) you will be soon. Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) are detailed, measurable goals for student academic growth to be achieved in a specified period of time (typically an academic year), and developed collaboratively by educators and their supervisors. . SLOs are intended to provide educators with opportunities to demonstrate their students’ academic growth by setting rigorous, attainable goals for student achievement that are aligned to standards and to the instruction that teachers provide on a daily basis. These SLO's will then be used to help to evaluate the educator on how effective they are in their positions. This session will help you to wrap your brain around SLO's and how to help develop them for the School Library Media Specialist.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Schroeder

Keith Schroeder

District Library Media Specialist, School District of Marinette
I help people find their passions and guide them on their path in following them.


Monday March 24, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Ballroom D Ballroom D

4:30pm

CCBC Book Preview
Monday March 24, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Cypress Cypress

4:30pm

Digital Citizenship - Teaching Kids About Making Sensible Online Decisions in Today's World
Participants will learn about free resources for teaching students and families the important issues related to on-line behavior, cyberbullying and social media. This will include templates for messaging to students and families. An assessment participants can use to measure on-line behavior will be shared. Participants will learn about a comprehensive way to package the resources to use in their school/district with minimal preparation.With additional presenter Linda Perske.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Blodgett

Greg Blodgett

Principal, Anoka-Hennepin Schools
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Will Powell

Technology Coordinator, Roosevelt Middle School
Mr. Powell is a technology teacher at Roosevelt Middle School and a member of the of the middle school digital citizenship planning team in the Anoka-Hennepin school district. Mr. Powell has presented on this topic to student and parent groups.

Monday March 24, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Acacia Acacia

4:30pm

Digital Tools for Writing Across the Curriculum
This session focuses on digital tools that encourage and enhance student writing skills across the curriculum and align Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts, Disciplinary Literacy and the College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing. See what some of the newest, coolest online tools can do: Thinglink, Easel.ly, Glogster, StoryJumper, KidBlogs and more! Tools that have been tried and tested, easy to use, free and truly awesome!

Speakers
avatar for Mary Maderich

Mary Maderich

CESA 12
Educational technology integration specialist for CESA 12, located in Ashland, WI.

Monday March 24, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Ballroom E Ballroom E

4:30pm

Don't Forget the Librarian
Fixed or Flex, it's always a challenge to collaborate, get technology incorporated and help meet the common core. There is a way! Don't Forget Your Librarian! Come listen and share tips and tricks, dos and don'ts and see how one building went from fixed library schedules to integrating their librarians in the learning process. No longer is the library a drop off place - it's a learning adventure! Be expected to have a wonderful conversation!

Speakers
avatar for Susan Benes

Susan Benes

Library Media Specialist, DC Everest
Welcome! I love learning about, working with and sharing what I know about technology. To take it one step farther, the ability to work with children and technology and to see their excitement is like the icing on the cake - it is infectious and exhilarating. There just isn't enough... Read More →

Monday March 24, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Tambouti Tambouti

4:30pm

House of Technology - Students Leading Technology Support
Overwhelmed by the technology needs in your district? Learn how to harness the power of students' intelligence, passions, and expertise in technology to better support your needs.

Speakers
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Nikki Lucyk

@NikkiLucyk
I'm the Dean of Academic Technology at University School of Milwaukee with 20 years of experience in education and two graduate degrees. One is in Technology in Education from Lesley University and the other is in Educational Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University. I also teach... Read More →

Monday March 24, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Wisteria Wisteria

4:30pm

Mission Math - Gamification
In an effort to dip our toe into gaming and personalized learning, we decided to take an end of the year review unit in EDM and transform the way we taught it. We let students pre-assess, work at their own pace to practice learning targets and decide when they were ready to assess. We learned a lot and did some adjusting on the fly, but overall, it was successful and we would like to share our ideas with you!

Speakers
avatar for Velvet Holmes

Velvet Holmes

Information Technology Literacy Teacher, Oregon School District
I have been an Information Technology Literacy Teacher in the Oregon School District for the past 20 years! My current passion is gaming in the classroom, coding, and genius hour! What do you wonder? I am a Google Educator and Trainor, Seesaw and Flipgrid Ambassador, Apple Teacher... Read More →
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Jennifer Lynch

Jennifer is a 3rd grade teacher at Brooklyn Elementary that is brave enough to let Velvet come in and try new things in her classroom!

Monday March 24, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Aloeswood Aloeswood

4:30pm

Opening GT for elective projects
Older students are more motivated to work above grade level when given autonomy. By offering students in middle and high grades elective credit for doing independent projects, administrators and teachers will see more students bring their talents to the classroom. This session will show you how to set up and run an elective class with kids ages 12 to 18 in the same room. You will be surprised at who wants in and what kids can do when given the space, technology, and time to design their own learning.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Funk

Jane Funk

Coordinator Alternative Education and Gifted and Talented Programming, Crandon School District
Jane is both the Gifted and Talented coordinator and Alternative Education Program coordinator for Crandon Schools. All her pullout students work exclusively with technology and online learning. She is currently working on her own online learning for a MA in Technical Communication... Read More →

Monday March 24, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Mangrove Mangrove

4:30pm

Patience....Developing, Growing and Sustaining a 1 to 1 Initiative
Ashwaubenon is in the fourth year of a 1 to 1 Initiative. We started with netbooks, have evolved to a blended 1 to 1 / Bring Your Own Device.. Has it all been smooth? Heck no!! We have had speed bumps galore! We have learned lessons about patience, perseverance yet all the while seeing the powerful things that happen with students in classrooms! Instructional Practices are changing and we can’t wait for what’s next!

Speakers
avatar for Matt Anderson

Matt Anderson

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Ashwaubenon School District

Monday March 24, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Bamboo Bamboo

4:30pm

Perk Up Your Planning and Program with AASL and L4L Resources
Make the most of AASL's free online and print resources to boost your
lesson planning and library program. Learn about AASL's Learning4Life
resources and how they can help you. Topics covered will include the
Lesson Plan Database, AASL publications, and more.

Speakers
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Valerie Edwards

Val is currently serving as the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Division Councilor to ALA Council. She has served on the AASL Board the past 4 years as the Director-Elect/Director for Region 3. Prior to that Val sat on the WEMTA Board in various roles for 10 years... Read More →
avatar for Maegan Heindel

Maegan Heindel

Library Media Technology Specialist, Marquette Elementary
Maegan Coffin Heindel has been an educator for 13 years and is currently the School Librarian at Marquette Elementary in Madison. She is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and a frequent presenter on educational technology. She was an ALA Emerging Leader, President of the Friends... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Aralia Aralia

4:30pm

Personalizing Learning with iBooks and iBooks Author
This session will focus on the power of creating interactive, multi-touch textbooks using iBooks Author.

We will take a close look the interactive elements used to design interactive, multi-touch textbooks. We will explore the use of widgets in iBooks Author and we will take a close look at teacher-created iBooks that have been developed to personalize the learning experience of their students.

Speakers
CD

Charles Duarte

Apple, Apple
Apple Inc.

Monday March 24, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Guava Guava

4:30pm

Students Using Technology within the Classroom
Want to use technology in your classroom? Not sure where or how to get started? This session will look at both teacher used technology and student used technology in the classroom environment. Spice up your lessons and students learning with technology.

Speakers
avatar for Raquel Rand

Raquel Rand

Raquel Rand is an elementary library media specialist in the Green Bay Area School District. This is her 3rd year as a librarian. She loves books and technology but she really gets excited about sharing technology with students and teachers.

Monday March 24, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Marula Marula

4:30pm

WiLS: Expanding Possibilities Through Collaboration
Wondering where WiLS went over the summer? WiLS went through a major reorganization July 1st and we are excited to share our new business model, organizational make-up and projects. Join Sara Gold to learn about core services we have expanded like cooperative purchasing and database subscription management as well as new services like our Experts Connection, and shared digital collections for schools.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Gold

Sara Gold

Community Liaison, WiLS
Martha Berninger, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning; Peg Billing, School District of Tomahawk; Sara Gold, WiLS; Cynthia Holt, CESA Purchasing; Stef Morrill, WiLS; Christine O' Regan, Kenosha Unified School District; Jennifer Peterson, Menasha Joint School District.

Monday March 24, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Portia Portia

5:30pm

President's Wine and Cheese Reception
Monday March 24, 2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Exhibit Hall 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 Exhibit Hall 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8
 
Tuesday, March 25
 

7:00am

Breakfast
Tuesday March 25, 2014 7:00am - 8:00am
South Atrium South Atrium

8:00am

ProQuest Research Companion -- A New Tool for Information Literacy
Where do I start? How do I evaluate sources? What counts as evidence? How do I avoid plagiarism and find my own voice? . . . Do these questions sound familiar? Come join us to learn about the all-new ProQuest Research Companion, a resource from ProQuest designed to help young researchers learn about how to hone their critical thinking skills and conduct effective research projects.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Cutler

Jeff Cutler

Training and Consulting Partner, ProQuest
Training and Consulting Partner with ProQuest for K-12, public libraries, and community colleges over western U.S. for 21 years. Ask me about any ProQuest resource.


Tuesday March 25, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Banyan A Banyan A

8:00am

Reaching the Reluctant Reader
Author Jarrett Krosoczka gives ideas for reaching the reluctant reader

Keynotes & Spotlights
avatar for Jarrett Krosoczka

Jarrett Krosoczka

Author
Jarrett Krosoczka has been passionate about storytelling through words and pictures since he was a kid.  Six months after graduation, Jarrett received his first contract for a trade book that he authored. Knopf Books for Young Readers published Good Night, Monkey Boy on June 12... Read More →


Tuesday March 25, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Ballroom E Ballroom E

8:00am

Game Changer: Embedding Research Skills Through Collaborative Partnerships in Grades 4-12
Teaching and learning today requires collaborative partnership. Moving the stand-alone school library curriculum to one that is incorporated into the core curriculum increases the value of the teacher-librarian. Now is the time for school librarians to explore new ways to move forward. Attend this session to learn one district's integrated approach and shift your thinking to a new "game plan" for research skills across the curriculum.

Speakers
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Lee Anne Clauer

K-12 Media Teaching and Learning Specialist for Anoka-Hennepin ISD #11.
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Joel VerDuin

Chief Technology and Information Officer, Anoka-Hennepin School District
Very interested in how technology might be leveraged to provide EACH student with an education that better fits his/her needs, talents and interests.@jverduin


Tuesday March 25, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Portia Portia

8:00am

Google Site Make & Take
Create your own Google Site to provide class information and materials, communicate with students, parents and the community,
flip lessons, and showcase student work.

Speakers
avatar for Melinda Larson-Horne

Melinda Larson-Horne

EdTech/Educator Effectiveness Coach, Pewaukee School District
Melinda Larson-Horne is an EdTech and Effectiveness Coach in the Pewaukee School District with over twenty years of teaching experience in both English/Language Arts and World Language (French). As an instructional coach, Melinda's goal is to provide personalized professional development... Read More →


Tuesday March 25, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Bamboo Bamboo

8:00am

iPads and the Cloud
Sharing student work that has been created on an iPad can be quite a challenge. This session will look at our in-house hosted cloud service, and how it is being used to successfully share and archive student work We will discuss various iPad apps for creating content, and demonstrate a workflow to move these items to the cloud.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Christensen

Scott Christensen

Director of Technology, Burlington Area School District
Scott Christensen currently serves as the Director of Educational Technology with the Burlington Area School District. As a teacher, principal and technology director, Scott has a great understanding of educational environments, and how technology can benefit both staff and students... Read More →
avatar for Anne Thompson

Anne Thompson

Grade 2 teacher, Burlington Area School District
I have been teaching in Burlington for 25 years in either first or second grade as well as mentoring in the district in the areas of technology and math. I enjoy helping adults help their students to discover new ways to present learning in a digital format. From the first Apple... Read More →


Tuesday March 25, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Tamarind Tamarind

8:00am

Learning with Learn Pads
Heard the latest and don't know much about all the talk? Join us as we share the news about Learn Pads in a 1-1 classroom from a Novice Learn Pad teacher and her support network - the Librarian! How did we start? What have we learned? The dos and don'ts, ins and outs, tips and tricks - come explore with us!

Speakers
avatar for Susan Benes

Susan Benes

Library Media Specialist, DC Everest
Welcome! I love learning about, working with and sharing what I know about technology. To take it one step farther, the ability to work with children and technology and to see their excitement is like the icing on the cake - it is infectious and exhilarating. There just isn't enough... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Merz

Sarah Merz

3rd gr. teacher, DC Everest School District
Sarah Merz is currently a 3rd grade classroom teacher at D.C. Everest School District for K-5 Mulit-age. I am a district trainer in Understanding by Design (UbD), a 21st Century Classroom teacher, and a district curriculum designer and writer in English Language Arts and content area... Read More →


Tuesday March 25, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Tambouti Tambouti

8:00am

Super Size Your Tech Toolbox
Is your tech toolbox running out of space? Feel like there is too much technology to keep up with? We’ll show you how to supersize your tech toolbox by utilizing tools in unique ways that are scalable for any age group and instructor. This session will definitely enable you to amp up your Do It Yourself skills with both sites and apps. Power-up with new gear and see how old friends can be repurposed!

Speakers
avatar for Becky Bretza

Becky Bretza

Library Technology Specialist, Mukwonago Area School District
25 years in Library Information Technology at the elementary level.
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Dea Fowler

Library Technology Specialist, Mukwonago Area Schools
27 years in education / 20 as an ever evolving Librarian. Have had the opportunity to teach adult ed with McPherson college for 17 years . Continually growing and learning with literacy and technology.


Tuesday March 25, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Ballroom D Ballroom D

8:00am

The iPower of One: Transforming Learning
Whoa! Personalized Learning is the buzz, but how do we do it in our district? Why, what if, how come...learn how to build a case for a 1:1 initiative that will transform learning for your modern students. We will share our iPad 1:1 experience from writing the proposal to common core student activities.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Clarke

Beth Clarke

@coach1nnovation
I am the Instructional Technology Director for the School District of Beloit and a true advocate for the modern learner. You will see me hanging out with technology geeks from around the state to collaborate and share best instructional practices. I look forward to meeting you!
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Val Johnson

Grade 3 Educator, @vjohnsonsdb
My name is Valerie Johnson and this is my fifth year teaching at the primary level in the School District of Beloit. I currently teach in a third grade 1:1 iPad classroom. I am passionate about purposefully integrating technology and building 21st century skills in daily instruction... Read More →


Tuesday March 25, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Mangrove Mangrove

8:00am

What do CCSS, UDL, Google, iPads, SMART boards and Autism Have in Common?
The presenter will share a very brief overview of how a new resource was developed by the Monarch Center for Autism in OH six years ago as a result of an NIH grant to their staff. It will include the collaboration efforts with Harvard Medical School/Children's Hospital Boston researchers to ensure evidence-based practices, UDL, and Common Core were embedded in the resource - and that the ability to use it on ANY current technology tools is maintained. Participation encouraged - a free iPad app to see the Student Player application, as well as a free Teacher account will be provided at the outset so attendees can participate/explore this resource both while at the conference and beyond.

Speakers
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Ed Kowieski

Ed Kowieski completed his Associate degree in Marketing; B.S. in Marketing/Distributive Ed; M.S. in Guidance Counseling years ago - taught high school Marketing in WI for nine years, then entered the technology field, first as a sales rep, later as a regional manager for several of... Read More →


Tuesday March 25, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Banyan B Banyan B

8:00am

Apple Deployment and Management
We'll discuss and demonstrate how to deploy Apple devices within your institution and explore the simple yet powerful tools you can use to manage them. Learn deployment best practices for workflows ranging from system preparation and app deployment to inventory and device management.

You'll also learn how the latest updates to iOS and OS X enable Apple devices to be even more effective in transforming student learning at your institution.

Speakers
CD

Charles Duarte

Apple, Apple
Apple Inc.

Tuesday March 25, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Guava Guava

8:00am

Battle of the Books Round Table
Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Carpenter

Jeffrey Carpenter

School Library Media Specialist, Appleton Area School District
Jeff celebrates over thirty years at of being a teacher librarian in the AASD and longtime WEMTA member. He earned a Master’s in Library Science from UW-Madison, and a Bachelor’s Degree in elementary education from UW- La Crosse. His teaching experiences providing intellectual... Read More →
avatar for Dawn Totzke

Dawn Totzke

Moodle Coordinator, Battle of the Books
I have been a Library Media Specialist for 20 years. For most of that time I have been involved with the Battle of the Books program. I have done battle at all three levels: Elementary grades 4-6, Middle grades 6-8 and Senior grades 8+. Currently I run elementary battles in both of... Read More →


Tuesday March 25, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Ebony Ebony

8:00am

CommuniTECH
By using school iPads, Chromebooks and more, students and staff from Verona Area High School facilitated technology sessions for our community senior center and public library. Students learned presentation and public speaking skills and exhibited the gift of giving back, all while showcasing what they are stars on: social media, video/photo editing, and more! In an age where technology is mobile, this avenue has opened up a world of opportunities for everyone in our community

Speakers
avatar for Rita Mortenson

Rita Mortenson

Educational Technology Coordinator, Verona Area School District
A teacher for 29 years, I enjoy working with the staff, students, parents and community members of the Verona Area School District helping to integrate technology into the classrooms. I am an active Discovery STAR Educator, serves as the Events Chair for the Wisconsin DEN Leadership... Read More →
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Teresa Voss

Librarian, Verona Area School District
Since beginning teaching in 1995, I have been fortunate to work with wonderful students and staff. I began my career teaching English and social studies. In 2000 I moved into a part-time role as part-time librarian and social studies teacher. In 2001 I expanded my library teacher... Read More →

Tuesday March 25, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Wisteria Wisteria

8:00am

Digital Badges: Fostering Lifelong Learning
From Scouting to Foursquare, badges have been used to motivate, commemorate, and engage. Within our technology-rich world, we have a sea of knowledge readily available at the tap of a button. Through digital badging, we can leverage the proven success of (real-world) badges to foster lifelong learning in this connected age.

In this overview session, participants will explore the digital badging movement and how we can leverage it within our schools and communities to foster lifelong learning.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Schroeder

Keith Schroeder

District Library Media Specialist, School District of Marinette
I help people find their passions and guide them on their path in following them.

Tuesday March 25, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Aloeswood Aloeswood

8:00am

Guided Inquiry: The Engine Driving Global Competencies and Personalized Learning
What are the Global Competencies that will prepare our students for success in a world that is becoming more diverse and connected every day? The Dean from the Janesville Academy for International Studies, a high school program that equips students to become intellectually curious, active researchers, and responsive to challenges, will share her successes and challenges. You will hear from her students who have discovered their academic passions by given choice, guidance, and time. The students will share how their thoughts and feelings evolved as they dug deep into global issues. Kathy Boguszewski will then highlight the book that is at the core of education reform and personalized learning: Guided Inquiry Design: A Framework for Inquiry in Your School written by Carol C. Kuhlthau, Leslie K. Maniotes, and Ann K. Caspari.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Boguszewski

Kathy Boguszewski

Consultant, Innovative Learning Partnerships LLC
Consultant for Cambridge School District. Volunteer Library Media Specialist for Rock University High School and National History Day Coach. Internship/Volunteer Recruiter for Rock County Historical Society. CEO Innovative Learning Partnerships, former Coordinator Library Media and... Read More →
avatar for Christine Pumilia

Christine Pumilia

Library Media Specialist, Craig High School
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Jane Thompson

Dean, School District of Janesville
Dean, Janesville Academy for International Studies, School District of Janesville, Wisconsin. Jane serves on the Wisconsin Council for International Education and was the past president of Global Wisconsin. Jane also teaches College Level Spanish.


Tuesday March 25, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Cypress Cypress

8:00am

Library Learning Commons
“Magic is the ancestor of technology, the ancestor of what we call applied science.” (Leighton)
Do you want your resources to be the “center of attraction” in your school, but need a little magical inspiration? Kenosha Unified School librarians are transforming their libraries into Learning Commons. They are fast becoming the hub of their schools for creativity, innovation, and collaboration through maker-spaces and a variety of digital tools and resources. Come feel the magic.

Speakers
avatar for Annie Fredriksson

Annie Fredriksson

Coordinator Instructional Technology, Kenosha Unified School District
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Christine O'Regan

AASL Affiliate for Wisconsin, WEMTA
Christine O'Regan is a library media teacher consultant for Kenosha Unified School District. She has worked as a school librarian for 20+ years in elementary, high school and district levels.  She is also the AASL state affiliate for WEMTA.  The best part of her career are the opportunities... Read More →

Tuesday March 25, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Aralia Aralia

8:00am

Nonfiction Sports Books: Scoring Points with YA Readers
Talk about a tough upper-cut!! A recent article in Booklist stated, "Unfortunately, most librarians are truly clueless when it comes to sports." Ouch! This session will help you punch back by exploring the benefits of building a strong nonfiction sports collection in your library. Get back into the race by discovering some awesome, high-interest nonfiction sports titles that will get the kids excited about reading!

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Schreiber

Jeff Schreiber

Library Media Specialist, Germantown High School
Jeff Schreiber has been a library media specialist for the past 6 years at Germantown High School, and a high school English teacher for 15 prior years. He has also been a cross country and track coach for the past 22 years. Jeff can often be found leading long team runs and recommending... Read More →

Tuesday March 25, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Ironwood Ironwood

8:00am

Social Networking is Elementary
Learn how to teach digital citizenship to young students by having them participate in secure social networking websites. This session will give you ideas on how teach, collaborate, differentiate and increase enthusiasm for learning by using Edmodo, Destiny Quest, Google Apps and more. Discover how to share photos, videos, media projects, website links, reading lists, forms and book reviews, while modeling and correcting social media behaviors in safe environment.

Speakers
avatar for Carissa Kammeyer

Carissa Kammeyer

Library Media Specialist, Grantsburg School District
Carissa Kammeyer has been the Library Media Specialist in rural northwestern Wisconsin for fifteen years. She currently manages four libraries and teaches media literacy at the Grantsburg School District. Carissa holds both a teaching license and a Master’s degree in Library and... Read More →

Tuesday March 25, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Crown Palm Crown Palm

8:00am

The Innovative Librarian: Inquiry Leaders, Jugglers and Problem Solvers
How do you balance constantly changing job descriptions, school needs, innovative leadership opportunities and tight budgets? In a constantly changing profession that requires strong juggling skills we will discuss how to keep the focus on student learning. Using the recently updated model job description we will address the three key areas of building the learning environment, innovative teaching for learning and empowering learning through leadership. We will share and discuss the updated resources developed by the workgroup/panel and feedback from the field. We will also discuss plans to address other related issues such as accountability, assessment, variations in staffing levels and filling open positions.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Anderson

Nancy Anderson

Library Consultant, Department of Public Instruction

Tuesday March 25, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Acacia Acacia

9:15am

What's New with Follett and Destiny Resource Management Solution
Find out:
• Increased integration with Titlewave®
• Improved eBook experience
• New district Home Page
• New default Material Type icons
• Book cover viewing when checking books in or out
• Additional Resource List functionality
• Improved searching in WebPath Express™ with an easier way to Browse Topics

Speakers
SD

Sean Dunne

For the past 10 years Sean Dunne has been helping districts take control of student resources with the Destiny Solution resulting in significant cost savings and higher performance. His specialties include helping school districts manage library automation, eBooks, digital content... Read More →


Tuesday March 25, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Banyan A Banyan A

9:15am

Fostering the Young, Imaginative Mind
Jarrett was lucky enough to have so many supportive teachers as a child and teen. How can you encourage that quirky student of yours who often has his or her head in the clouds? In this presentation, Jarrett will share his own personal journey and offer tips to educators on how to better understand that kid whose imagination seems to take precedence over their coursework. 

Keynotes & Spotlights
avatar for Jarrett Krosoczka

Jarrett Krosoczka

Author
Jarrett Krosoczka has been passionate about storytelling through words and pictures since he was a kid.  Six months after graduation, Jarrett received his first contract for a trade book that he authored. Knopf Books for Young Readers published Good Night, Monkey Boy on June 12... Read More →


Tuesday March 25, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Ballroom E Ballroom E

9:15am

Google Scripts: Getting the Most out of Google Forms and Spreadsheets
Come learn how to make using google docs easier to integrate into your classroom using fun and easy to use scripts. You will learn how to install and use the following scripts: flubaroo - for grading, Doctopus - file management, FormLimiter - limit the number of responses to a survey, FormMule - send email and calendar requests automatically, AutoCrat - Sending personalized letters and emails.

Speakers
avatar for Theresa Neuser

Theresa Neuser

Technology Coordinator, GRACE Schools


Tuesday March 25, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Ballroom D Ballroom D

9:15am

iPad Universe: Adventures in a 1:1 iPad Environment
It started as a one-classroom pilot project and grew to take over the school. What was this dreaded thing? A 1:1 iPad initiative. From panic to productivity, the speaker will share one school's story of how technology is changing teaching, learning, and the library.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Koll

Laura Koll

LMC Director, Sparta Area Schools


Tuesday March 25, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Tambouti Tambouti

9:15am

Learning to Teach Using Virtual Classroom Simulations
Join us to explore virtual classroom simulations using game-based learning for teacher training. You will explore how undergraduate pre-service teacher candidates use simSchool to practice teaching a classroom of diverse students while gaining valuable experience before taking full control of a real classroom during pre-student teaching and student teaching. Changes in teaching skills, performance, attitudes, and confidence as a teacher will be discussed. Come experience a classroom simulation.

Speakers
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Dr. Wanda Routier

Dr. Wanda Routier is the director of Graduate Special Education Programs, and Assistant Professor at Concordia University Wisconsin. She is a former music, and special education teacher with more than 30 years’ experience teaching throughout the country from birth through the university... Read More →


Tuesday March 25, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Acacia Acacia

9:15am

Using iPads as Dynamic Teaching Tools
This session will provide participants with an opportunity to explore effective uses, applications and creative ways to use the iPad in the academic setting to support student learning and assessment through creation, not just consumption. Professional applications for effective lesson presentation, organization, and communication will also be shared.

Speakers
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Jenna Linskens

@2teach_edtec
Jenna Linskens is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Marian University, Wisconsin. Primary classes she teaches include: Integrating iPads in the Classroom, Innovations in Education, Teaching and Learning Online, E-Portfolio and supervisor of the Online Teaching Certificate... Read More →


Tuesday March 25, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Aloeswood Aloeswood

9:15am

Using video to promote alternative ways of learning: five quick and easy methods
Five fun ways to utilize alternative ways of learning and demonstrating that learning in our classrooms. These methods are easy to learn, quick to do, and appeal to various learning styles. Whether it is the requirements of Universal Design for Learning or reaching Common Core standards, it is mandated that all students learn the same content. However, they can learn that content and show mastery of that content in a variety of ways. You will learn five ways to help you to reach all learners using different video applications. All of these methods can be done with the iPad or other hand-held devices.

Speakers
avatar for Myragene Pettit

Myragene Pettit

I believe, passionately, that "technology is the great equalizer!!!" We have all benefited from new technologies. Remember when there was only a paper card catalog; no union catalog, no Badgerlink free databases, no automatic corrections of misspelled words; no automatic suggestion... Read More →


Tuesday March 25, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Ironwood Ironwood

9:15am

Fixed or Flexed - How about Both?!
Are you an elementary library media specialist who would love to increase collaboration efforts but fear your school's teachers would rebel against losing prep time if library class disappeared? I have a solution to make everyone happy! By combining the fixed and flexible class formats in my elementary IMC program, you can provide students with better learning opportunities, improve collaborative relationships with staff members, and increase the value of your program throughout your school community.

Speakers
avatar for Monica Treptow

Monica Treptow

District Research and Digital Learning Coordinator, Mequon Thiensville School District

Tuesday March 25, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Wisteria Wisteria

9:15am

Google Earth: Get Ready to be WOWed!
Wow!  Google Earth "ain't your granny's atlas"!  Come and learn about tons of powerful tools and features in Google Earth.  From historical data to water aid, 3D buildings, and streetview, we will explore the earth and even the sky!  This is a can't-miss session that will bring the world to your fingertips. Literally.

Speakers
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WEMTA Program Co-Chair

Program Chair, WEMTA


Tuesday March 25, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Portia Portia

9:15am

Manage iPads from the Cloud
No more cords, no more syncing, and no more expensive carts! This session will cover how to manage a few… or hundreds of iPads wirelessly with the free service Cisco Meraki Systems Manager. Systems Manager lets you configure, monitor, and support devices in your organization. 100% cloud based, Systems Manager eliminates costly, complex management appliances and software. In this session you will learn how to wirelessly deploy apps (including VPP), set restrictions and control WI-FI settings.

Speakers
avatar for Craig Braunel

Craig Braunel

Librarian, D.C. Everest School District

Tuesday March 25, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Tamarind Tamarind

9:15am

Teaching with iOS: Projection/Remote Access
This session will demonstrate options for using your ipad as an interactive teaching tool. We will look at options available for projection or screen sharing of ipads to the classroom. Discussion regarding usefulness and cost associated with each option will be encouraged. We will also explore apps for remote access to Windows/Mac computers. Find out how to use your ipad to have wireless control over your SmartBoard/Promethean lessons! View cases and other accessories for classroom use!

Speakers
avatar for Paula Walser

Paula Walser

Director of E-Learning, CESA 6
Paula is the Director of E-Learning/Assistive Technology at CESA 6 in Oshkosh. She is Apple Academy Certified iOS/OSX and Smart Certified and provides professional development in classroom use of social media, technologies and assistive technology.

Tuesday March 25, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Guava Guava

9:15am

The Great Jedi Librarian: Attack of the Common Core
Want to join the Jedi Library Council? Learn about the Jedi Library Code and how it can help you master the Common Core. Receive lessons ideas that align with the Common Core for grades K-5 as well as advice and a chance to tap into the Force.

Speakers
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Susan Barnard

Library Media Specialist, GBAPS
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Marta Maciolek

LMS / Technology Coach, Green Bay Area Public School District
Marta Maciolek is a Padawan Jedi Librarian in her second full year of being a Library Media Specialist at Green Bay Schools under the tutelage of a fantastic Jedi Master Librarians, Susan Barnard. An avid Star Wars fan, Marta is expecting her first child in May. This is her first... Read More →

Tuesday March 25, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Cypress Cypress

9:15am

The Innovation Studio: A 21st Century Makerspace
Looking to transform the role of your library? Makerspaces are all the rage in the library world. Come and see how one high school created an Innovation Studio where students can get Hands-On Session with 3D printers, robotics kits, virtual reality, gesture-based computing, brain-computer interface, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Mike Slowinski

Mike Slowinski

Library Media & Technology Coordinator, West De Pere Schools
Mike Slowinski is a fourth year Library Media and Technology Coordinator for the School District of West De Pere. He has presented at local, state, and national conferences on a variety of topics including social networking, 21st Century libraries, makerspaces, and game-based lea... Read More →

Tuesday March 25, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Aralia Aralia

9:15am

When the 3 R's Meet the 4 C's
What happens when the 3 R's (reading, writing, and arithmetic) are integrated with the 4 C's (communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity)? Student-centered learning at its finest! You will learn how to integrate 21st century skills, the Common Core and technology by utilizing ePals, Purpose/Project Based Learning, Genius Hour, Blended Learning, and Mystery Skypes. Join in as we put the students back in the center of your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Val Johnson

Val Johnson

Grade 3 Educator, @vjohnsonsdb
My name is Valerie Johnson and this is my fifth year teaching at the primary level in the School District of Beloit. I currently teach in a third grade 1:1 iPad classroom. I am passionate about purposefully integrating technology and building 21st century skills in daily instruction... Read More →


Tuesday March 25, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Mangrove Mangrove

9:15am

YouTube: from Consumer to Creator
YouTube isn't just for funny videos anymore! Participants that attend will understand how to create their own YouTube channel, subscribe to channels, create playlists, upload and edit content, and learn about different ways to integrate YouTube into their classroom or school.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Zurawski-Wathke

Jen Zurawski-Wathke

Library Media/Instructional Technology Specialist, School District of West De Pere
Jen is a Library Media/Instructional Technology Specialist for the School District of West De Pere. Jen has a passion for creatively blending the world of literacy and technology. She has presented at local, state, and national conferences on a variety of topics including Google Apps... Read More →

Tuesday March 25, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Bamboo Bamboo

10:30am

Exhibit Time with Snacks and Prizes
Tuesday March 25, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Exhibit Hall 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 Exhibit Hall 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8

11:40am

Author Keynote Luncheon: Imagining Beyond Your Circumstances
Jarrett recently gave a very successful TED Talk in which he detailed the difficulties of his childhood and how he used his imagination to escape the realities that surrounded him. There have been many requests for Jarrett to share this story with students and we are now offering this lecture for older students. Jarrett paints the funny and touching story of a little boy who pursued a simple passion: to draw and write stories. With the help of a supporting cast of family and teachers, our protagonist grew up to become the successful creator of beloved children’s book characters, and a vocal advocate for arts education.

Keynotes & Spotlights
avatar for Jarrett Krosoczka

Jarrett Krosoczka

Author
Jarrett Krosoczka has been passionate about storytelling through words and pictures since he was a kid.  Six months after graduation, Jarrett received his first contract for a trade book that he authored. Knopf Books for Young Readers published Good Night, Monkey Boy on June 12... Read More →


Tuesday March 25, 2014 11:40am - 1:00pm
Ballrooms A, B, C, F, G, H Ballrooms A, B, C, F, G, H

1:15pm

IXL: Changing the way students practice math and ELA skills!
Come learn how IXL is using web-based practice to change the way students and teachers approach math and language arts! Aligned with the Common Core State Standards, IXL engages students with visually stimulating content, interactive problems, and virtual awards. Unlimited computer-generated questions adjust to each student's ability to ensure no repeat problems. IXL’s advanced reporting suite provides powerful tools for teachers to track class performance, determine State Standards readiness, and gain new insights into what their students are learning. Grades Pre-K through High School

Speakers
avatar for IXL Learning

IXL Learning

Membership Services, IXL Learning
Booth 326IXL provides an immersive learning experience for all subjects, K-12. Learn how IXL’s carefully crafted, standards-aligned content supports students as they build the foundational skills needed for success. With IXL Analytics and IXL’s Continuous Diagnostic, teachers... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for IXL Learning

IXL Learning

Membership Services, IXL Learning
Booth 326IXL provides an immersive learning experience for all subjects, K-12. Learn how IXL’s carefully crafted, standards-aligned content supports students as they build the foundational skills needed for success. With IXL Analytics and IXL’s Continuous Diagnostic, teachers... Read More →


Tuesday March 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Banyan A Banyan A

1:15pm

Author Book Signing
Author Book Signing

Speakers
avatar for Jarrett Krosoczka

Jarrett Krosoczka

Author
Jarrett Krosoczka has been passionate about storytelling through words and pictures since he was a kid.  Six months after graduation, Jarrett received his first contract for a trade book that he authored. Knopf Books for Young Readers published Good Night, Monkey Boy on June 12... Read More →


Tuesday March 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Ballroom E Ballroom E

1:15pm

iDesign: Creating Authentic Learning Centers for the K-12 Teaching and Learning Environment
This hands-on iPad workshop will have you creating rich content activities and digital products for dedicated learning centers to empower student learning in a 1:1 iPad environment or a 1-5 iPad classroom setting. These activities can be easily reproduced so students can work in cooperative groups or students can take the lead and model their peer coaching skills  to facilitate an iPad learning center in your classroom environment. Please note- This workshop is designed for intermediate level users of iPad technologies. Naomi Harm and Tim Nielsen will co-facilitate this
workshop and demonstrate the following activities that you will be engaged in to design during the workshop training:
• Collaborative App Learning Libraries
• Self-Directed Audio QR Code Creation Centers
• Culminating Global Literacy Class Project eBooks
• Augmented Reality Video Immersion Experiences

Keynotes & Spotlights
avatar for Naomi Harm

Naomi Harm

Naomi Harm is an educational thought leader and influencer. She welcomes every opportunity to share her expertise and best practices relating to 1:1 mobile learning and literacy initiatives, classroom redesigns, instructional strategies, and brain-based teaching and learning to support... Read More →


Tuesday March 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Ballroom D Ballroom D

1:15pm

Collaboration Tools for Common Core
Work with your colleagues to evaluate the complexity of texts that your are currently teaching, using the text complexity rubrics from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Bring 5 text with you and we will go through the process and compare data so that when you go back to your school/district you will be ready to work with others to identify the right book for the right student.

Speakers
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Tamara Maxwell

Tamara Maxwell is the English Language Arts Consultant for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Prior to coming to the DPI, Tamara served as an instructional coach and high school English teacher at Kimberly High School.
avatar for Annette Smith

Annette Smith

Director of Accounts, TeachingBooks.net
In her position of Director of Accounts, Dr. Annette Smith, leads all of the educational and accounts activities of the company. She partners with educators to optimize their use and enjoyment of our service while also aligning our materials to student achievement and professional... Read More →


Tuesday March 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Tambouti Tambouti

1:15pm

Engaging Students in the Environment and the Research Process
Do your students like to tweet? Do you often see them taking pictures with their phones? Do they like to be treated like experts? With Citizen Science projects, students report snow depths, take pictures of ladybugs, and send videos of laughing babies. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 . . . counting bats, birds, and bikes. With interdisciplinary monitoring projects, students use technology to communicate their information and become engaged in community science projects.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Ollmann

Julie Ollmann

Julie Ollmann is a Library Media Specialist at Green Bay East High School. Prior to working with students and staff in the library, she taught language arts in the Green Bay Area Public School District. Her interests include studying The Bard and backpacking Glacier National Park... Read More →


Tuesday March 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Bamboo Bamboo

1:15pm

iLearn, iCommunicate, iCreate
Mobile devices and applications allow learning to occur any time, anywhere. Discover and share mobile applications to build student communication skills, encourage collaboration, inspire creation, and practice subject-specific concepts.

Speakers
avatar for Melinda Larson-Horne

Melinda Larson-Horne

EdTech/Educator Effectiveness Coach, Pewaukee School District
Melinda Larson-Horne is an EdTech and Effectiveness Coach in the Pewaukee School District with over twenty years of teaching experience in both English/Language Arts and World Language (French). As an instructional coach, Melinda's goal is to provide personalized professional development... Read More →


Tuesday March 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Ironwood Ironwood

1:15pm

The 4 C’s: Copyright, Creative Commons, and Creativity
Do you know someone with these symptoms? Uses Google Image search for school projects. Neglects citing image and video sources in projects. Creates a “memory book” with images and popular music, then makes 25 copies to send home. Declares “Everybody else is doing it!”

Time for an Intervention! Recognize the difference between “all rights reserved,” and “permission granted.” Control your own creations. Create an inventory of tools and sources. Carry this message to others.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Rybak

Christine Rybak

Instructional Technology Coach, DeForest Area School District
Christine Rybak began her teaching career in the mid-90's as an 8th grade Science and Language Arts teacher in a small rural school district in north central Wisconsin. Eleven years later, she came to DeForest to develop a new Communications class for 7th and 8th graders. In 2010... Read More →


Tuesday March 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Acacia Acacia

1:15pm

To Log or Not to Log? Motivating Readers in the Technology Age
Frustrated by students who don't want to read? Tired of hearing teachers assign 15 minutes of reading a night? Then join this free-flowing, discussion-based session to hear what others are doing to increase motivation and promote reading in their schools. Some simple ideas and tips will be shared by the presenter; then, we will open the floor and share, share, share.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Koll

Laura Koll

LMC Director, Sparta Area Schools


Tuesday March 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Mangrove Mangrove

1:15pm

Writing in our Digital World
Workshop participants will explore the collaborative and student-driven structure of Writer’s Workshop and discover best practices for integrating technology into the components to develop lifelong writers. Effective use of 21st century skills, Google Apps, blogs, and Web 2.0 tools will be shared, enabling participants to match their current resources to student tested activities, projects and CCS-based assessments that can be used immediately in their classroom. All content area teachers are welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Reuter

Julie Reuter

6th Grade Teacher, Merton Intermediate School
I am a 6th Grade teacher at Merton Intermediate School in Merton, WI. I have been a teacher in the Merton Community School District since 1995. I have a Master's Degree in Educational Computing from Cardinal Stritch University. For 13 years, I have provided professional development... Read More →


Tuesday March 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Cypress Cypress

1:15pm

Biblio-Tech: Redesigning Your Library Website
Is your library website the digital hub of academic activity in your school? In this session, you will learn how to transform your library website to be more useful to both students and teachers. From providing student resources related to reading, researching, creating, and inventing, to providing staff resources for professional development and creating an articulated K-12 technology curriculum, this session will cover all of your library website needs!

Speakers
avatar for Mike Slowinski

Mike Slowinski

Library Media & Technology Coordinator, West De Pere Schools
Mike Slowinski is a fourth year Library Media and Technology Coordinator for the School District of West De Pere. He has presented at local, state, and national conferences on a variety of topics including social networking, 21st Century libraries, makerspaces, and game-based lea... Read More →
avatar for Jen Zurawski-Wathke

Jen Zurawski-Wathke

Library Media/Instructional Technology Specialist, School District of West De Pere
Jen is a Library Media/Instructional Technology Specialist for the School District of West De Pere. Jen has a passion for creatively blending the world of literacy and technology. She has presented at local, state, and national conferences on a variety of topics including Google Apps... Read More →

Tuesday March 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Portia Portia

1:15pm

Docs Rock: Integrating Government Information into the K-12 Curriculum
As educators, you know the value of primary sources. What if we told you that government documents provide a wealth of primary sources that are free, often accessible online, and often appropriate for students of all ages? From digitized speeches, audio, video, and images, to accounts of major historical events, to reliable statistics, and even out-of-the-box lesson plans, government information is an untapped resource in many K-12 classrooms. Join us and we'll demystify government information and you'll leave our session knowing more about how you can integrate these free resources into teaching and learning.

Speakers
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Abby Swanton

Abby Swanton received a Master of Arts in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the Wisconsin Document Depository Librarian at the Department of Public Instruction (DPI). She lives in the Madison area with her family and is passionate about... Read More →

Tuesday March 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Aralia Aralia

1:15pm

Enriching Pre-Service Teachers Experience and Expertise
This session will describe one higher institution’s journey in updating its educational media and technology courses to provide teacher candidates the best preparation for success in their future classroom. While updating courses, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville looked carefully at new statewide requirements for teacher certification (edTPA), teacher candidates’ application of technology in micro-teaching situations (e.g. interactive whiteboard technology), and teacher candidate theoretical needs to understand 21st Century teaching and learning. This included increased credit requirements in educational media coursework, revised syllabi, and remodeled labs to meet new demands.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Dimmitt

Eric Dimmitt

UW-Platteville
Eric Dimmitt has over 20 years of experience in K-12 education as both a classroom teacher and district level administrator. This experience included working closely with instructional media specialists and teachers in integrating technology into K-12 curriculum and instruction. He... Read More →
avatar for John Nkemnji

John Nkemnji

Professor, UW-Platteville
John Nkemnji is a professor and the Coordinator of Educational Media Services in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin−Platteville. Following graduation from UT-Austin with a degree in curriculum and instructional technology, he has taught in Platteville for more... Read More →

Tuesday March 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Wisteria Wisteria

1:15pm

Gamification of the Library Curriculum
Get kids learning information literacy skills by harnessing their passion for playing games and accumulating library points. Motivate students to move and learn using QR Code Treasure Hunts, Five House Mysteries, SmartBoard games, apps, websites and traditional games.


Speakers
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Liz Bransky

Liz Bransky is a licensed math, special education teacher and library media specialist. She currently is the Library Media Specialist at North Crawford where she teaches information literacy skills to k-12 students. She has taught for 6 years and enjoys integrating technology and... Read More →

Tuesday March 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Aloeswood Aloeswood

1:15pm

iSchool: Transformative iPad Integration
Sandburg Elementary’s fourth and fifth grade bilingual students will show educators and administrators how to use iPads to transform literacy and math workshops! Learn the ingredients for forming effective school-based tech teams to create the conditions for effective school-wide and classroom iPad integration, keeping learning standards at the center. Dedicated students have many project-based learning examples that highlight this approach. Be prepared to be moved and inspired! With additional presenters Jackie Moreno and Brian Digate.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Coblentz

Ashley Coblentz

Bilingual Teacher, MMSD
BD

Brian Digate

Brian Digate, REACH Teacher at Sandburg Elementary School.
avatar for Jackie Moreno

Jackie Moreno

Library Media Technology Specialist & Instructional Coach, Sandburg Elementary
avatar for Sam Tai

Sam Tai

For the last two years I have held the position of Bilingual Resource Teacher at Sandburg Elementary School in Madison, WI. In these years I've had the opportunity to support technology integration in the classroom, to provide resources that support language learning, and to delve... Read More →


Tuesday March 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Tamarind Tamarind

1:15pm

iTunes U in the Classroom
This session will explore a variety of uses for iTunes U in the classroom and in the professional development setting.

We will take a look at practical examples of iTunes U in the classroom including local examples of iTunes U courses. Including an interactive exchange with the audience, we will dive into iTunes U Course Manager and discuss practical applications for this tool in the classroom.

Speakers
CD

Charles Duarte

Apple, Apple
Apple Inc.

Tuesday March 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Guava Guava

1:15pm

Level up for Gifted Students: Google Literacy Portfolios and Flipped Lessons
Participants will expand their background knowledge about meeting the needs of students with gifted and talented needs in their district. Flipped lessons and Google Sites are expansive yet efficient vehicles to level up the learning for those students whose readiness requires educators to telescope the CCSS and allow for faster pace, compacted practice and more rigorous assessment of our critical learning targets.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Kasprowicz

Sarah Kasprowicz

6th Grade Teacher, Merton Community School District
Sarah Kasprowicz is a sixth grade language arts and science teacher in the Merton Community School District. Kasprowicz is a Past-President and current member of the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Association for the Talented and Gifted.

Tuesday March 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Crown Palm Crown Palm

2:30pm

Explore the New Digital World Book
Learn how World Book Online continues to accommodate the constantly changing needs of librarians. We will explore how World Book's intuitive interface meets curriculum and research needs for librarians, teachers and students. Included will be the newest Wisconsin Academic and Common Core correlated digital products and enhancements.

Speakers
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Michael Kane (World Book Trainer)

World Book Regional Representative, School and Library Division, World Book
Mike has been traveling Wisconsin in the publishing business for many years. Known for wandering into every nook and cranny in the state, he enjoys meeting librarians who share his interest in the world, love of books, and the digital opportunities at our fingertips for exploring... Read More →

Exhibitors
MK

Michael Kane (World Book Trainer)

World Book Regional Representative, School and Library Division, World Book
Mike has been traveling Wisconsin in the publishing business for many years. Known for wandering into every nook and cranny in the state, he enjoys meeting librarians who share his interest in the world, love of books, and the digital opportunities at our fingertips for exploring... Read More →


Tuesday March 25, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Banyan A Banyan A

2:30pm

Cut the Clutter with Paperless Grading
Stacks of papers weighing you down? Papercuts stinging with remorse? Lost your favorite red pen in a sudden avalanche of "organized chaos" atop your desk? Learn how to cut the clutter with paperless grading!

In this Hands-On Session, participants will learn how to use cloud storage and an iPad to cut the clutter and provide more meaningful feedback to their students.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Schroeder

Tyler Schroeder

Emerging Technology Services Support Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Passionate educational technologist and licensed educator working to establish and reinforce best practices for mobile and emerging technologies within our learning communities.


Tuesday March 25, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Wisteria Wisteria

2:30pm

GoogleRific! Learn "Cool" Tricks and Share the Fun!
Come and learn more about some of Google's special tools that are designed to make life easier - or more fun! 

Speakers
WP

WEMTA Program Co-Chair

Program Chair, WEMTA


Tuesday March 25, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Ballroom D Ballroom D

2:30pm

iDon'tPrint - iPads & the Paperless Classroom
In this session you will learn how to make your classroom paperless using an iPad. We will demonstrate this by using the Learning Management System (LMS) Schoology or Edmodo, Google Docs, digital portfolios, and various iPad apps. Please have a Schoology or Edmodo account, and Google Docs account prior to the session. Thank you!

Speakers
avatar for Andy Brown

Andy Brown

Teacher, EdTech Mentor, Eau Claire (WI) Area School District
I am a 6th grade teacher passionate about technology integration and coaching/mentoring. I love integrating technology to personalize education to ensure that all students are learning. I enjoy mentoring teachers on technology integration. Proficient in: iPad Integration, flipped... Read More →


Tuesday March 25, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tamarind Tamarind

2:30pm

iPad Apps for Math
Showing the variety of apps that can help in the class is the goal. There will also be app-share time when participants can show other apps they have used and found beneficial. We should be able to create a collection of useful apps.

Speakers
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Jason Marin

I spent three years making iPads useful for a math class. Though the app market continues to expand, my work focused on specific apps that helped in my classroom. My work continued to evolve and the apps become more incorporated into our work.


Tuesday March 25, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Bamboo Bamboo

2:30pm

Teaching in a BYOD World
BYOD. A simple statement, not a simple task. This concept encourages technology whenever and wherever. Educators will learn about classroom management skills, implementation strategies, best practices, and theories to help better manage teaching in a BYOD world.

Speakers
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Jenna Linskens

@2teach_edtec
Jenna Linskens is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Marian University, Wisconsin. Primary classes she teaches include: Integrating iPads in the Classroom, Innovations in Education, Teaching and Learning Online, E-Portfolio and supervisor of the Online Teaching Certificate... Read More →


Tuesday March 25, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Mangrove Mangrove

2:30pm

Turning the Classroom into a Time Machine
Our students are immersed in technology from the moment they wake up until the time they wake up to the time they go to bed at night. Asking a student to step into the traditional classroom is like asking them to jump into a time machine that takes them back in time. We've been given the technology and the tools needed to take the trip, so let's jump in and take the time machine to them?

What does it take to keep the attention of our student population? Technology companies have figured it out, so let's grab onto these techniques and apply them to how we design our lessons and classroom interaction.

Speakers
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Dee Dee Collette

Education: A.S. Computer Networking - Herzing College B.S. Technology Managment - Herzing College MBA Technology Management - University of Phoenix Experience: Administrative Director - CHPI Technical Braille Center IT Project Manager - Diversified Computer Solutions Executive... Read More →


Tuesday March 25, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Cypress Cypress

2:30pm

(Un)Leveling the Library
Feeling pressure from colleagues or administration to "Level the Library"? What exactly does the research have to say about this topic? Come to hear how one small school fought the battle against exterior reading level labels and won.

Speakers
avatar for Tiffany Braunel

Tiffany Braunel

K-12 Library Media Specialist, @tbraunel
Tiffany is a K-12 Library Media Specialist for a rural school in central Wisconsin. She believes in creating a library media program that is an integral part of the school. She strives to involve all her teachers and students in daily, authentic collaboration. Living passionately... Read More →


Tuesday March 25, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Crown Palm Crown Palm

2:30pm

1:1 Laptops - Setting Yourself Up for Success
Do you know what it means to SPaR? If so, are you SPaR'ing your lessons? If you are going 1:1, setting up SPaR'able lessons is essential. Learn how to SPaR, create lessons for a 1:1 environment and most importantly, prepare teachers for what they need to know in order to help students succeed.

Speakers
avatar for Mickey Chavannes

Mickey Chavannes

Director of Instructional Technology, Cudahy School District
I am the Director of Instructional Technology for the School District of Cudahy. As the director, I have spent the past two years designing and implementing K-12 technology curriculum using GAFE. We are in our second year of a grades 6-11 1:1 initiative with Chromebooks and will... Read More →


Tuesday March 25, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Aloeswood Aloeswood

2:30pm

A Day in the life of an MMS iPad
Curious about 1:1 technology integration? Come check out Milton Middle School's adventure on their iPad roller coaster. This session will provide examples of initial iPad roll-out, curriculum integration, classroom management, parent FAQs, and other implementation situations presented via a video and discussion with school iPad leaders. Discover how using 1:1 technology to teach our students 21st Century Learning Skills has transformed our middle school and can do the same for your students.

Speakers
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Shelly Kress

iCoach, Milton School District
I am a tech lovin' teacher! I teach 7th grade literature, language arts, and READ 180. I enjoy finding ways to incorporate technology in my lessons to enhance student learning.

Tuesday March 25, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Guava Guava

2:30pm

eBooks, Get Your eBooks here!
eBooks are all they hype! But what happens if your school can't afford to take the dive into the eBook market? Or you can afford to take the dive, but want to expand your collection? Time to turn to an often overlooked free resource: The Public Library. No downloads, no traveling, and no money spent!

Speakers
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Jennifer Peterson

Library Media Supervisor, Menasha Joint School District
Jennifer Peterson has 20 years of experience in school libraries. She currently is the library media supervisor for the Menasha Joint School district and manages 8 school libraries in grades ranging from PreK-12. She is also a member at large for WSDLC.

Tuesday March 25, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Aralia Aralia

2:30pm

Flipping your Technology PD
With all the changing technology do you have trouble finding time to keep your staff up to speed? Flip your PD!! After adopting Google Apps for Education, and giving all staff iPads and MacBooks we needed more tech PD but had no more time. We will show you how we changed our weekly technology sessions from meetings to an online format using Edmodo. Teachers are now able to learn what they need, when they need it.

Speakers
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Brandy Grady

Instructional Technology Coach, School District of Beloit
I am an Instructional Technology Coach at the School District of Beloit focusing on Intermediate and Elementary schools.
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Hanna Martin-McArron

Instructional Technology Coach, Beloit Area School District

Tuesday March 25, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Ballroom E Ballroom E

2:30pm

Grant-Writing Tips: What You Need to Know to be Considered in the Running
Tips and tricks to writing grants that get funded

Speakers
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Kathy Boguszewski

Consultant, Innovative Learning Partnerships LLC
Consultant for Cambridge School District. Volunteer Library Media Specialist for Rock University High School and National History Day Coach. Internship/Volunteer Recruiter for Rock County Historical Society. CEO Innovative Learning Partnerships, former Coordinator Library Media and... Read More →

Tuesday March 25, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Ironwood Ironwood

2:30pm

The Eclipse of the Textbook: Web-based Tools and the 21st Century Classroom
This session explores the possibilities of teaching without published textbooks in the 21st century classroom. Digital and alternative learning resources found on the Internet, from primary and other sources, and appropriate instructional strategies will broaden teaching possibilities. Participants will engage in a discussion with two presenters who have been teaching without textbooks for two years in a high school economics class with a 1-1 program, and in college special education pre-service teacher education courses.

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Dr. Wanda Routier

Dr. Wanda Routier is the director of Graduate Special Education Programs, and Assistant Professor at Concordia University Wisconsin. She is a former music, and special education teacher with more than 30 years’ experience teaching throughout the country from birth through the university... Read More →
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Henry Wend

Director of Global Studies, University School of Milwaukee
Henry Wend earned his PhD in U.S. History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His academic work focused on the Marshall Plan and its implementation in West Germany. He has taught at the University of Missouri at Columbia, Boston University and Berlin’s Free University. Since... Read More →

Tuesday March 25, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Acacia Acacia

2:30pm

Using Statewide, Online, and Open Education Resources (OER) in the New Digital Era
Having trouble navigating all the available online resources? In this session, learn how to “level up” your instruction with OER, the state's extensive educational resources (made available through BadgerLink), and CommonLinks, the active project to correlate online resources with Academic Standards. We will discuss different licensing and copyright issues related to the type of resource and how all have a place in your instructional repertoire.

Speakers
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Nancy Anderson

Library Consultant, Department of Public Instruction
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Kara Ripley

Reference and BadgerLink Training Librarian, DPI

Tuesday March 25, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Portia Portia