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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

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
 
Monday, March 24
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

STEM and Innovation Specialist, Merton Community School District
I am a STEM and Innovation coordinator in the Merton Community School District. I am a Google Innovator, Trainer, and Level 1 & 2 certified and have also been trained in Project Lead the Way Design and Modeling, Lead teacher for PLTW Launch, and attended Columbia Teachers College... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Crown Palm Crown Palm
 
Tuesday, March 25
 

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

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

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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Program

Program Chair, WEMTA


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

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 Wathke

Jen 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

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

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

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
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Program

Program Chair, WEMTA


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