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Sunday March 23 - Tuesday March 25  Kalahari Resorts, Wisconsin Dells, WI
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Technology Directors [clear filter]
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

Women in Leadership and STEM Innovation Specialist, Innovative Educator Consulting
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
 
Monday, March 24
 

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
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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

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

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 →


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

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

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

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
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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

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

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 Christine Nording

Christine Nording

Library Media Specialist, School District of Milton
Christina Nording is a Library Media Technology Specialist, prior to this career change, she taught 5th grade.She is an Apple Teacher, 2018 Wisconsin Public Education Innovative Educator, Schoology Ambassador, Seesaw Ambassador, Flipgrid Certified Educator & ISTE MLN leader.


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

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
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Stefan Slater

Doctoral Student, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 →
TJ

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

Project Manager, WiLS

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
DF

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

Women in Leadership and STEM Innovation Specialist, Innovative Educator Consulting
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 →
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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

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

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
NL

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

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

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

Project Manager, WiLS

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

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

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
LA

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

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 →
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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 →
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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.
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

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
EK

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

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
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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

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

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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Wanda Routier

Concordia University Wisconsin
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

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

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 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

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

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
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IXL Learning

Booth 45, IXL Learning
Booth:  736IXL’s K-12 personalized learning platform is used by 7 million students. Our comprehensive, standards-aligned curriculum adapts to each student and provides guidance that targets777 Mariners Island Blvd, San Mateo CA

Exhibitors
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IXL Learning

Booth 45, IXL Learning
Booth:  736IXL’s K-12 personalized learning platform is used by 7 million students. Our comprehensive, standards-aligned curriculum adapts to each student and provides guidance that targets777 Mariners Island Blvd, San Mateo CA


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

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

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
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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

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
P

Program

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

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
avatar for Shelly Kress

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
avatar for Jennifer Peterson

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
avatar for Brandy Grady

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.
avatar for Hanna Martin-McArron

Hanna Martin-McArron

Instructional Technology Coach, Beloit Area School District

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

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.

Speakers
WR

Wanda Routier

Concordia University Wisconsin
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 →
avatar for Henry Wend

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
avatar for Nancy Anderson

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