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

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
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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

9:15am

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

Keynotes & Spotlights
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Dean Shareski

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


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

10:15am

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
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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

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

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

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
 
Tuesday, March 25
 

8:00am

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

Keynotes & Spotlights
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Jarrett Krosoczka

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


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

9:15am

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

Keynotes & Spotlights
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Jarrett Krosoczka

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


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

1:15pm

Author Book Signing
Author Book Signing

Speakers
avatar for Jarrett Krosoczka

Jarrett Krosoczka

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


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

1:15pm

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

Keynotes & Spotlights
avatar for Naomi Harm

Naomi Harm

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 →


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