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Sunday March 23 - Tuesday March 25  Kalahari Resorts, Wisconsin Dells, WI
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Monday, March 24


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.

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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
Tuesday, March 25


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

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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


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.

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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
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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.

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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