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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
 
Tuesday, March 25
 

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.
avatar for Dea Fowler

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

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
P

Program

Program Chair, WEMTA


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

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
JM

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