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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

Flipping the Non-Core - Not just Science and Math Anymore
"What is the best use of my time in front of students?" Technology has changed the way the world works. Teaching is no exception. I will show what my Flipped Classroom looks like and how it makes class time more personalized, efficient and effective. We will see some examples of video lessons, classroom activities and a few simple technologies that help us connect with kids in the 21st century.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Troeger

Brad Troeger

Health Physical Education Teacher, Janesville Craig High School
Brad has been passionate about teaching Health & Physical Education for the last 18 years. He was a Janesville HS Teacher of the Year award recipient in 2006. Brad flipped his health classes last year and is integrating similar technologies into his PE classes as well. Brad is gaining... Read More →


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

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

Personalized Learning in a Middle School Classroom
Looking to infuse more creativity and increase engagement in your classroom? You should try personalized learning! In this session, you'll see how mastery of learning, flipped instruction, and ultimate student choice lead to a high-quality classroom experience.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Gauthier

Josh Gauthier

Josh is a Technology Training Specialist and former Business and Information Technology Educator. Currently working with grades 5 through 8 in the School District of De Pere(Wisconsin), Josh is ever passionate about the role that technology can play in increasing opportunities for... Read More →


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

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
JL

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

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

10:15am

ARe you ready for Augmented Reality?
ARe you ready to experience something new? ARe you willing to enter the world of Augmented Reality? Then this session is for you! Participants will be immersed in all things Augmented Reality throughout this session and learn how to integrate this exciting new technology into their learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Tricia Louis

Tricia Louis

District Technology Integration Professional, Richland School District
Tricia Louis is an #edtech advocate. In her position as the Technology Integration Professional at the Richland School District, she brings individual & group training to the 200+ staff employed there. Tricia is proud to be a part of the Google For Education Certified Trainer Program... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Tambouti Tambouti

10:15am

Gamification in the Classroom
Gamification can be a great tool to incorporate into your classroom. Helping with student engagement and motivation, gamification is a growing trend. But for teachers who are new to gamification, incorporating it into your classroom may seem like a daunting task. Figuring out ahead of time how to introduce gamification concepts into your lessons and having specific goals in mind will make the experience a much richer one for you and your students than just gamifying concepts for the sake of it. This session will introduce you to the concept of Gamification and how to implement into your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Schroeder

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.


Monday March 24, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Ballroom E Ballroom E

10:15am

Google Drive For Beginners
New to Google Drive? This Hands-On Session will familiarize you with the Google Drive Environment. In this session we will cover Document, Spreadsheet, Presentation and Form. You will learn how to organize your Drive, share your projects, and collaborate with others. We will end the session with some great ways to use Google Drive in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Russell

Elizabeth Russell

Library Media Specialist & Google Education Certified Trainer, Kenosha Unified School District
avatar for Joanne Sobolik

Joanne Sobolik

Kettle Moraine School District
Joanne has been in educations for more than 20 years. She has a Master's degree in Education, is a National Board Certified Teacher, and is now Google Certified. The ways technology has changed learning and teaching motivate Joanne to continue learning, growing, and sharing with students... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Crown Palm Crown Palm

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

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

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

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

Secondary Level Apps for iPads
Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about secondary level (6-12) iPad apps as tools to enhance instruction and engage students. There will be time to share and discuss current apps being used in the classroom.

Speakers
KS

Kathleen Stephany

@KatStepha
Kathleen Stephany is currently an Instructional Technology and Information Specialist at Merrill Middle School, Merrill Elementary School, and Oaklawn Elementary School in Oshkosh. She has previously served as Instructional Support Teacher at Oshkosh North. Kathleen enjoys exploring... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Tamarind Tamarind

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
SS

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

(CCSS + NETS)*Sites =
How do you engage students, appease administrators, and reach a variety of requirements all at once? With Google Sites, of course! Attendees will develop their own Google Site Template to utilize in the workplace as early as Wednesday morning! Tackle the tough stuff with one cool tool.

Speakers
avatar for Tiffany Wilson

Tiffany Wilson

English Teacher, Kewaskum Schools
Tiffany Wilson is currently navigating the waters of Chromebook integration. Submerging herself in the lake of Google is both a professional and personal passion. When she's not teaching English, she's working hard to learn more about everything from lasagna gardening to young adult... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Portia Portia

2:00pm

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

Deeply engaging readers in your schools with TeachingBooks.net
Join this session to learn how to enhance literacy activities and Common Core Standards (including the Text Complexity Rubric) using the wealth of resources available through TeachingBooks.net. Additionally, we will show you how to support high quality literature activities in online courses and in 1:1 or BYOD environments.
TeachingBooks is provided to all Wisconsin residents through BadgerLink.

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.
avatar for Annette Smith

Annette Smith

Director of Accounts, TeachingBooks.net
In her position of Director of Accounts, Dr. Annette Smith, leads all of the educational and accounts activities of the company. She partners with educators to optimize their use and enjoyment of our service while also aligning our materials to student achievement and professional... Read More →


Monday March 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Aralia Aralia

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

Elementary Student Portfolios Using Google Sites
Participants will see how our district is implementing personalized learning using Google Sites to create student portfolios. Store student work in the cloud; it will follow them year-to-year. Your Google account will be needed to start your portfolio.
With additional presenters Debbie Thompson and Stephanie Wieczorek.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Jones

Kim Jones

Library Media Specialist, @kimbro73
Kim Jones is a Library Media Specialist at Magee Elementary in the Kettle Moraine School District. She is a Google Certified Trainer.
avatar for Holli Klatt

Holli Klatt

Library Media Specialist, Kettle Moraine School District
Library Media Specialist
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Debbie Thompson

@thompdj
Debbie Thompson is a Library Media Specialist at Dousman Elementary in the Kettle Moraine School District. She recently became a Google Certified Trainer.
avatar for Stephanie Wieczorek

Stephanie Wieczorek

@S_Wieczorek
Stephanie Wieczorek is the Library Media Specialist at Wales Campus, comprising of Wales Elementary and KM Explore, in the Kettle Moraine School District.


Monday March 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Crown Palm Crown Palm

2:00pm

iTunesU: Ideas You'll Flip Over
The iTunes U library offers free educational content that users can download straight to their computer or iOS device. Discover how educators are using free content to extend learning beyond the four walls. Explore coursework specifically designed to support student engagement, motivation, and increase knowledge. Bring your laptop and experience Hands-On Session development of iTunesU content you’ll be flipping over.

Speakers
JL

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 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ironwood Ironwood

3:15pm

ELLs and the Common Core: Simple Changes to See them Soar
Have you ever used a literacy (think morning) meeting? With this easy-to-implement structure, you can meet the basic needs of your ELLs while maintaining a fun classroom environment that encourages learning and risk taking! Do your students struggle with vocabulary? Get them to internalize those words, and their meanings! With the rigor of the common core, these simple changes could be the difference between watching our ELLs flounder or seeing them soar!

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 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Crown Palm Crown Palm

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

QR Code Crazy!
QR Codes or Quick Response Codes have been popping up all over on billboards, in magazines, on product packaging and now at last into the classroom! Imagine creating classroom materials that your students will access with their ipads/phones/computers that are multimedia and differentiated for their individual needs! Join this "Hands-On Session" session as we create QR codes will talk, sing, play videos, provide directions, provide access to curricular materials, and much more. Participants will be creating QR codes that are color coded or personalized with images.

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.


Monday March 24, 2014 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Portia Portia

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

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 →
avatar for Kristi Shaw Reitz

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

Mobile Application Use in the Interactive Classroom: An Active and Creative Solution
This session will focus on the development and deployment of mobile applications in the classroom. We will explore the creation of applications using Adobe Director 12 as well as some other online alternatives for creation. We will create a mobile application, deploy it to a device and then demonstrate methods for it use in the classroom. We will then demonstrate the utilization of other mobile applications that are currently in use in today's interactive classroom.With additional presenter Kimberly Jones.

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 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Tamarind Tamarind

4:30pm

Science Portfolios + Google = Better Scientists
Science seems like an automatic for technology integration, but between labs work, reports, and assessments it didn't always make it off the to do list and into the lesson plan book. Let me share how I have taken my science class into the google cloud with digital portfolios, lab reports, and self grading assessments. Bring your device and you can be on your way to a science class in the cloud as well!

Speakers
avatar for Mary Iwanski

Mary Iwanski

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


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

4:30pm

SLO for School Library Media Specialists
If you haven't been a part of the discussion of SLO's (Student Learning Objectives) you will be soon. Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) are detailed, measurable goals for student academic growth to be achieved in a specified period of time (typically an academic year), and developed collaboratively by educators and their supervisors. . SLOs are intended to provide educators with opportunities to demonstrate their students’ academic growth by setting rigorous, attainable goals for student achievement that are aligned to standards and to the instruction that teachers provide on a daily basis. These SLO's will then be used to help to evaluate the educator on how effective they are in their positions. This session will help you to wrap your brain around SLO's and how to help develop them for the School Library Media Specialist.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Schroeder

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.


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

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.
avatar for Joel VerDuin

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

Google Site Make & Take
Create your own Google Site to provide class information and materials, communicate with students, parents and the community,
flip lessons, and showcase student work.

Speakers
avatar for Melinda Larson-Horne

Melinda Larson-Horne

EdTech/Educator Effectiveness Coach, Pewaukee School District
Melinda Larson-Horne is an EdTech and Effectiveness Coach in the Pewaukee School District with over twenty years of teaching experience in both English/Language Arts and World Language (French). As an instructional coach, Melinda's goal is to provide personalized professional development... Read More →


Tuesday March 25, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Bamboo Bamboo

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 →
avatar for Anne Thompson

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
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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

9:15am

Google Scripts: Getting the Most out of Google Forms and Spreadsheets
Come learn how to make using google docs easier to integrate into your classroom using fun and easy to use scripts. You will learn how to install and use the following scripts: flubaroo - for grading, Doctopus - file management, FormLimiter - limit the number of responses to a survey, FormMule - send email and calendar requests automatically, AutoCrat - Sending personalized letters and emails.

Speakers
avatar for Theresa Neuser

Theresa Neuser

Technology Coordinator, GRACE Schools


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

9:15am

iPad Universe: Adventures in a 1:1 iPad Environment
It started as a one-classroom pilot project and grew to take over the school. What was this dreaded thing? A 1:1 iPad initiative. From panic to productivity, the speaker will share one school's story of how technology is changing teaching, learning, and the library.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Koll

Laura Koll

LMC Director, Sparta Area Schools


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

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

1:15pm

Collaboration Tools for Common Core
Work with your colleagues to evaluate the complexity of texts that your are currently teaching, using the text complexity rubrics from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Bring 5 text with you and we will go through the process and compare data so that when you go back to your school/district you will be ready to work with others to identify the right book for the right student.

Speakers
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Tamara Maxwell

Tamara Maxwell is the English Language Arts Consultant for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Prior to coming to the DPI, Tamara served as an instructional coach and high school English teacher at Kimberly High School.
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Annette Smith

Director of Accounts, TeachingBooks.net
In her position of Director of Accounts, Dr. Annette Smith, leads all of the educational and accounts activities of the company. She partners with educators to optimize their use and enjoyment of our service while also aligning our materials to student achievement and professional... Read More →


Tuesday March 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Tambouti Tambouti

1:15pm

Engaging Students in the Environment and the Research Process
Do your students like to tweet? Do you often see them taking pictures with their phones? Do they like to be treated like experts? With Citizen Science projects, students report snow depths, take pictures of ladybugs, and send videos of laughing babies. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 . . . counting bats, birds, and bikes. With interdisciplinary monitoring projects, students use technology to communicate their information and become engaged in community science projects.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Ollmann

Julie Ollmann

Julie Ollmann is a Library Media Specialist at Green Bay East High School. Prior to working with students and staff in the library, she taught language arts in the Green Bay Area Public School District. Her interests include studying The Bard and backpacking Glacier National Park... Read More →


Tuesday March 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Bamboo Bamboo

1:15pm

iLearn, iCommunicate, iCreate
Mobile devices and applications allow learning to occur any time, anywhere. Discover and share mobile applications to build student communication skills, encourage collaboration, inspire creation, and practice subject-specific concepts.

Speakers
avatar for Melinda Larson-Horne

Melinda Larson-Horne

EdTech/Educator Effectiveness Coach, Pewaukee School District
Melinda Larson-Horne is an EdTech and Effectiveness Coach in the Pewaukee School District with over twenty years of teaching experience in both English/Language Arts and World Language (French). As an instructional coach, Melinda's goal is to provide personalized professional development... Read More →


Tuesday March 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Ironwood Ironwood

1:15pm

The 4 C’s: Copyright, Creative Commons, and Creativity
Do you know someone with these symptoms? Uses Google Image search for school projects. Neglects citing image and video sources in projects. Creates a “memory book” with images and popular music, then makes 25 copies to send home. Declares “Everybody else is doing it!”

Time for an Intervention! Recognize the difference between “all rights reserved,” and “permission granted.” Control your own creations. Create an inventory of tools and sources. Carry this message to others.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Rybak

Christine Rybak

Instructional Technology Coach, DeForest Area School District
Christine Rybak began her teaching career in the mid-90's as an 8th grade Science and Language Arts teacher in a small rural school district in north central Wisconsin. Eleven years later, she came to DeForest to develop a new Communications class for 7th and 8th graders. In 2010... Read More →


Tuesday March 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Acacia Acacia

1:15pm

To Log or Not to Log? Motivating Readers in the Technology Age
Frustrated by students who don't want to read? Tired of hearing teachers assign 15 minutes of reading a night? Then join this free-flowing, discussion-based session to hear what others are doing to increase motivation and promote reading in their schools. Some simple ideas and tips will be shared by the presenter; then, we will open the floor and share, share, share.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Koll

Laura Koll

LMC Director, Sparta Area Schools


Tuesday March 25, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Mangrove Mangrove

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

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
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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

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
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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

2:30pm

Teaching in a BYOD World
BYOD. A simple statement, not a simple task. This concept encourages technology whenever and wherever. Educators will learn about classroom management skills, implementation strategies, best practices, and theories to help better manage teaching in a BYOD world.

Speakers
JL

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 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Mangrove Mangrove

2:30pm

Turning the Classroom into a Time Machine
Our students are immersed in technology from the moment they wake up until the time they wake up to the time they go to bed at night. Asking a student to step into the traditional classroom is like asking them to jump into a time machine that takes them back in time. We've been given the technology and the tools needed to take the trip, so let's jump in and take the time machine to them?

What does it take to keep the attention of our student population? Technology companies have figured it out, so let's grab onto these techniques and apply them to how we design our lessons and classroom interaction.

Speakers
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Dee Dee Collette

Education: A.S. Computer Networking - Herzing College B.S. Technology Managment - Herzing College MBA Technology Management - University of Phoenix Experience: Administrative Director - CHPI Technical Braille Center IT Project Manager - Diversified Computer Solutions Executive... Read More →


Tuesday March 25, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Cypress Cypress