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CS115 "5 Minutes to Creativity"
Dean Shareski, Digital Learning Consultant, Prairie South School Division
You can't read a document about education and learning without seeing the word creativity. We all know how important creativity is in the 21st century and yet with all the other demands, it can often be a challenge to make it a regular part of the day. Creativity is like a muscle, it needs to be practiced and work on daily. This session will showcase a few simple ideas that can be embedded into any classroom with 5 minutes and a bit of technology.
CS106 "Nearpod Skills and Ideas"
Ryan Anderson, Menominee Elementary
Come see how the program Nearpod can be useful in your classroom and in your extracurricular activities. I will go through the Nearpod "no-no's" and share some tips as we develop a Nearpod that will engage instead of enrage students. This session is geared to expand on a basic understanding of Nearpod, but the program is so user-friendly that beginners will do just fine!
CS108 "Take a Google Earth Lit Trip!
Paula Neidlinger, Lincoln Junior High School
Audience: Middle Level and High School
Connect learning across the globe utilizing Google Earth. Google trips are designed to stimulate higher level thinking skills by connecting literary text, both fiction and nonfiction, to the issues of the real world in which students live, thus creating engaging and relevant literary experiences for students. This session will include attendees: researching a topic, constructing info boxes, uploading photos and videos, screencasting, and uploading the final trip into iMovie and YouTube. This trip can be utilized across the curriculum.
CS100 "Curators of Curriculum"
Yancy Unger, Five Star Technologies
The Internet has proven to be quite effective at delivering content easily and cheaply. If curriculum is only seen as a deliverable, the role of the teacher is an unwinnable race between man and machine. Curriculum is distributed and assessed in closed-loop systems, leaving the teacher in a less acknowledged role. Curriculum should be a conversation, and the value of a teacher should be redefined for public education. Put your hammer down, and take back the role of one who cares for the path of learning.
CS116 "Introduction to Personal Learning Networks & Connected Learning"
Dr. Alec Couros, Professor, Educational Technology and Media, University of Regina, Canada
Social Networking services often get the bad rap of 'time-wasters' or distractors. Yet, there are many social networks built upon passion, kindness, transparency, sharing, and collaboration. This session will explore these positive human networks as they apply to educators. Participants will learn how educator networks are transforming practice through the development of Personal Learning Networks. They will learn the most commonly used tools and techniques to support teaching and learning through social media. And, perhaps most importantly, participants will leave with the capability to extend and enhance their learning about this vital topic beyond the duration of the workshop.
CS105 "Ditch That Textbook"
Matt Miller, Turkey Run High School
Learn to meet your students in the digital worlds where they live and reap the rewards. Participants will leave with EXCELLENT HANDOUTS including ideas on how to supplement or completely replace textbooks with Web-based resources or by using techniques inspired by them. Resources include using educational social media, Google Apps and more. Participants will see examples for 1:1 initiatives, computer labs and more.
CS101 "Moving Beyond Print"
Cathy Michalek, Capstone Digital
Audience: K-8 and Administration
Moving Beyond Print-why fight it! This session will show best practices of using online digital books to engage all level readers and tie it to all areas of curriculum. myON reader has over 4000+ leveled digital books available in a personalized student centric solution. Best practices will be shared how to use this technology tool to support the transition to common core, RTI, project based learning and family literacy. Participants can log in and explore the system and its ongoing metrics available.
CS111 "Leadership for eLearning"
Dan Funston, Assistant Superintendent, Plymouth Community School Corporation
This session will address how to lead your classroom, school, or district in the area of eLearning. Topics will include building a digital culture, digital leadership tools, and Digital Trends.
CS114 "Motivating Your Students"
Andrew Mishler, North Liberty Elementary
Through my high expectations = great results concept, I will show teachers how a classroom that is lead by example will produce a positive environment at school and at home, in which the students are willing and eager to learn and the parents support the classroom teacher 100%. Getting every student to strive to do their best everyday takes a minimal amount of effort by the teacher if the teacher is willing to do whatever it takes for the success to happen. Teachers, who are involved with student academics, social lives, and home lives, will have very successful students.
CS104 "Guided Math Centers" Jennifer Knebel, Washington Discovery Academy Audience: Elementary How can guided math fit into a K-6 classroom? I will connect how students can be held accountable to common core standards while working independently. Guided math allows teachers to meet with small groups of students while the other groups are working independently on the same skill through scaffolding and websites. I will walk attendees through the process of guided math and introduce them to websites that can be used as centers. This will include websites (ScootPad, TenMarks, XTRA Math) and apps (Nearpod) that teachers can use to track students' progress in relation to the common core standards. "
CS102 "My Big Connection" CS102 "My Big Connection" Amber Jerdon, Urey Middle School Audience: Middle Level Dive into MyBigCampus by seeing all of the resources available to you! I will show you how students in the middle/upper levels can upload, view peer projects and give constructive feedback. How you can give daily questions to get your lessons going, connect to other websites, give quizzes, import YouTube videos and much more!
CS107 "Say What?! 10 Out-of-the-Box Ways to Use Learner Response Devices. CS107 "Say What?! 10 Out-of-the-Box Ways to Use Learner Response Devices Wendy Zuber, Promethean Audience: K-12 Beyond the typical Q and A sessions in a classroom, what else can I do with Learner Response Devices? This session will explore unique methods for infusing assessment with fun learning activities. Get your students excited to come to class and looking forward to the next unique way to challenge their thinking, collaboration and communication skills with your student responders. CS109 "Google Apps" "Google Apps in the Classroom" Brian Bobbitt, Stem Tap Mentor
Audience: K-12 Participants will be given an opportunity to learn and use Google Apps in the classroom. We will discuss ways to use documents for collaborative notes. We will use Presentations to create demonstration of mastery. If time permits we may even learn how to create self-grading forms.
CS103 "Information Overload-Using Technology to Manage Today's Digital Reading Resources" CS103 "Information Overload - Using Technology to Manage Today's Digital Reading Resources" Ken Olson, Dean of Students, Plymouth High School Audience: K-12 Session will focus on utilizing digital tools Feedly, Pocket, and Diigo to create a personal reading system.
CS113 "Weebly: A User-Friendly Website Creator for Students and Teachers CS113 "Weebly: A User-Friendly Website Creator for Students and Teachers" Lindsey Risner, Washington Discovery Academy Audience: K-12 This session will teach you how to create a Weebly. A Weebly is a user friendly website creator. You can use it to create a classroom website to keep parents up to date on academics, projects, announcements, events, guest speakers important dates, post pictures and more. Your students can even use it to make a secure website about themselves, for a project, to teach other students and more. It is easy enough for a 2nd grader to use, but looks professional enough for a teacher, a school or even a business!!
CS112 "Can Education Ever Be Redesigned? Absolutely!" CS112 "Can education ever be redesigned? Absolutely. And, you can do it tomorrow. Brian Bennett, TechSmith and a formative member of the Flipped Network of Educators Audience: K-12 Digital resources all content to be accessible any time, any where. As educators, we need to rethink how we approach teaching and learning. I'll be sharing ways to do that as I challenge teachers to address their own practices in a connected world.
11:15 AM-12:15 PM
CS218 Are you a digital content ninja? CS218 "Are you a digital content ninja? You can be. Brian Bennett, Tech Smith / Flipped Learning Network Audience: K-12 Come learn how to create, share, and manage digital content w/ your students. K-12
Now that digital content is everywhere, how do you manage teaching and learning? Any teacher (not just techy ones) can become digital content ninjas - capturing, creating, and distributing materials for students or colleagues.
CS208 "Unleashing the Power of Google Docs" "Unleashing the Power of Google Docs" Chris Atkinson, Google Certified Teacher, Carmel Clay Schools Audience: All Unleashing The Power Of Google Docs: Learn the ins and outs of Google Docs in order to enhance collaboration, and strengthen best practice teaching and learning.
CS207 "Is Project Based Learning For You? CS207 "Is Project Based Learning For You?" Terri Dennie, Riverside Intermediate School Audience: Middle Level Come a learn about PBL in the intermediate classroom. Come hear what students have to say about the process and learn how to begin doing PBL in your classroom.
CS202 "ePortfolios - Vehicle for Global Digital Collaboration" CS202 "ePortfolios - Vehicle for Global Digital Collaboration" Paula Neidlinger, Lincoln Junior High School Audience: Middle and High School Discover ePortfolios, where students take control of their own learning, develop goals for their learning, begin to practice a process that will be used in lifelong learning pursuits, and exercise self-assessment through the reflection process. ePortfolios demonstrate 21st century skills focusing on creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. Using Blogger as the platform, attendees will design an ePortfolio template that can be applied to all classrooms. Additionally, you will set up your own class website and blog, which will be utilized to link all student ePortfolios.
CS214 " #teamLJH Creating a Collaborative Culture" CS214 "#teamLJH Creating a Collaborative Culture" Reid Gault and Craig Hopple, Administrators, Lincoln Junior High School Audience: Middle Level This session will explore strategies to create a collaborative culture through the use of technology and other strategies. We will include twitter and blogger as important tools to utilize. We will talk about digital learning day @LJHS, LJH Spirit Days, and using protocols to create a collaborative culture.
CS212 "10 Ways to Re-Imagine the Classroom" CS212 "10 Ways to Re-Imagine the Classroom" Tim Wilhelmus, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation Audience: K-12 Too often the realities of our profession fall short of the ideals of our profession, so taking the time to remember what works and focus on what is important can mean the difference between serving the needs of the system and meeting the needs of our students. This session invites participants to consider 10 ways to refocus our work to better serve our learners in the Digital Age.
CS216 "Smart People I Know and You Should Know Too" CS216 "Smart People I Know and You Should Know Too" Dean Shareski, Digital Learning Consultant, Prairie South School Division Audience: All If you mostly use the Internet to look up stuff, you're missing the best part. Over the past several years I have met some of the most outstanding educators who are actively sharing their work. I want to introduce you to some of my favorites. You'll not only meet these great educators and their shared resources but have the opportunity to connect with them beyond this session.
CS217 "Understanding Digital Citizenship" CS217 "Understanding Digital Citizenship" Dr. Alec Couros, Professor, Educational Technology and Media, University of Regina, Canada Audience: All Issues such as cyberbullying, sexting, and student access to inappropriate content are important areas of understanding for teachers, administrators, children, adolescents, and parents. In this workshop, participants will problem-solve many of the important issues that face our schools in an era where access to information is ubiquitous, and digital messages are easily spread. Through a balance of information-sharing and activity, participants will work to develop strategies for dealing with and understanding such issues through a positive framework, one that moves toward the intentional development of learner digital identities.
CS215 "Embedding Smart Strengths in your School Culture" CS215 "Embedding Smart Strengths In Your School Culture" Jennifer Felke and Michael Delp, Weidner School of Inquiry Directors Audience: High School The SMART model demonstrates how to change a school one person at a time. It's not just about bringing positive education to students; it's also about maximizing the strengths of adults who interact with them in every environment that fosters character and achievement.
CS211 "Broadcast with Podcasts: Giving Students a Voice" CS211 "Broadcast with Podcasts: Giving Students a Voice" Matt Miller, Turkey Run High School Audience: K-12 Student voices and podcasts in our classrooms lead to instant engagement! Digital audio can be created with a simple phone call and can range from a basic assignment to multi-week projects. Teachers will leave with plenty of no-cost ideas for implementation and simple instructions on how to do them.
CS209 "How Google Drive Changed My World" CS209 "How Google Drive Changed My World"
Joshua Winrotte, Lincoln Junior High School Audience: K-12 Using Google drive to create a culture of reading, writing, and discussing that extends beyond the traditional models of communication and assessment.
CS210 "Teaching Qualities of 1:1" "Teaching Qualities of 1:1" Brian Bobbitt, STEM Tap Mentor Audience: K-12 Participants will learn there are several different ways students learn and how to appeal teaching to learning variations. Participants see that perceptions can often alter the thinking of a student and different methods to vary their instruction.
CS213 "School Change: A Lesson from Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares" CS213 "School Change: A Lesson From Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares" Yancy Unger, Five Star Technologies
Audience: Administration Beyond foul-mouthed and blustery, Chef Gordon Ramsay is passionate about his craft with a talent for teaching others to be successful restaurateurs. From menus to serving customers, he reveals the knowledge, skills, and dispositions it takes to be successful. As schools move to canned and microwaveable curriculum, schools are offering less in value to students. In analyzing Ramsay's change model are lessons in becoming passionate about teaching and preparing great dishes of learning experiences for our students.
CS200 "Blogging Isn't Just For 6 Year Olds" "Blogging Isn't Just For 6 Year Olds" Eric Johnson, LaSalle Elementary School, City of Mishawaka Audience: Elementary Student blogging is a tremendous way to promote writing with students of all ages. This eQuip session will help attendees understand how to use blogging as a powerful tool in an overall literacy program. Session attendees will take away:
- An understanding of the many benefits of blogging as a tool for student writing instruction, including its contributions to a positive classroom community and how it provides another conduit into student homes which contributes to parental engagement.
- How blogging can be a time saver when assessing student writing *How to use blogs as a paperless year long record or portfolio of student writing. How blogging provides meaningful feedback more quickly than traditional methods. *How blogging can be incorporated into other content areas.
CS203 "Harnessing the Power of Information" "Harnessing the Power of Information" Chad Smith and Dan Layton, Zionsville School Corporation Audience: Administration Learn to leverage the power of communication and Web 2.0 tools to lead a connected school! We will walk you through steps to help you begin or grow your blog/twitter. We will also show you to how to curate with such tools as MentorMob, leno, Scoop.it and more! This will be an upbeat fun session!
CS205 "Designing Mathematical Tasks" CS205 "Designing Mathematical Tasks" Geoff Krall, New Tech Network Audience: High School PrBL Designing Mathematical Tasks: What are the hallmarks of a quality mathematical task? And how can we foster deep mathematical conceptual understanding within our students utilizing engaging and authentic problems? This session will explore the hallmarks of a mathematical task with an eye toward high cognitive demand as well as where and how to create, find, and modify engaging problems.
1:15 PM-2:15 PM
CS301 "Checking for Understanding in the Digital Classroom" "Checking for Understanding in the Digital Classroom" Crystal Dennie, Riverside Intermediate School Audience: Middle Level Tired of 'thumbs up if you understand'? In this interactive session you will learn quick and easy tools to use in your digital classroom to get students engaged while checking for understanding. We will talk about ways to get students talking, writing, and THINKING about what they're learning as they're learning it!
CS302 "Crafting a Responsible Digi CS302 "Crafting a Responsible Digital Footprint" Theresa Shafer, New Tech Network Audience: K-12 We teach students about sex-ed, stranger danger, drugs, alcohol, and texting and driving; why would we not teach them about social media, both the good and the bad?” Let's work together to help your students craft a responsible digital footprint!
CS304 "10 Teacher-Friendly Tools for Unleasing Creativity" CS304 "10 Teacher-Friendly Tools for Unleasing Creativity" Jeffrey Tron, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp Audience: K-12 In this interactive session, participants will explore 10 simple, free and powerful web 2.0 tools that anyone can use to bring their ideas to life. The session will include examples of how teachers have used the technology in their classrooms.
CS306 "Smoke & Mirrors" CS306 "Smoke & Mirrors" Missy Feller, Bosse High School, Evansville Audience: K-12 The first rule of any magician is simple: don’t reveal your secrets, but in this session, this rule doesn’t apply. In 60 minutes, audience participants will be amazed and astounded by thirteen web-based tools—tools that outwardly may appear very complex but in actuality are user-friendly, dynamic, and most importantly—free. Participants leave with the ability to effectively use these web-based tools to impress their colleagues and engage their students. All ability-levels welcome. Handouts provided with plenty of room for your notes and ideas to try next year. You'll leave the session believing in magic!
CS308 "ActivGaming" CS308 "ActivGaming" Wendy Zuber, Promethean Audience: K-12 Students of all ages enjoy playing games, so why not bring these games into your ActivClassroom to enhance learning? This session will explore how to access and create various games that engage and excite students utilizing the Promethean ActivInspire software!
CS310 Google Docs & Drive in Elementary Setting" CS310 "Google Docs & Drive In An Elementary Setting" Laura Garrity, Menominee Elementary School Audience: Elementary Learning how to utilize Google Docs/Drive more effectively in an elementary setting to create customized, differentiated learning plans for students. This also helps maximize collaboration between teachers and students, as well as student to student. Getting rid of all those paper copies!
CS312 "Lifelong Learning for You and Your Students" "Lifelong Learning for You and Your Students" Elyse Chudzynski, Riverside Intermediate Audience: K-12 Lifelong learning for you and your students. How to inspire your students and YOU with contemporary resources, easy integration, and the future of learning. Discover tech tools and new resources like Scratch, Instructables, RadioLab, and Google Art Project. Explore the many ways to connect, collaborate, and integrate subjects. Finally, we will look at examples of creative learning and the recent developments in MOOCs (massive open online courses). These online environments provide endless resources, experts, and engaging ideas. It’s time to find your own learning community, and if you can’t find one, learn how to start one!"
CS315 "How Do Children Succeed?" CS315 "How Do Children Succeed?" Steven Boyer & Kyle Coffman, Administrators, PCSC Audience: K-12 How do children succeed and what can we as educators do about it? The answer may surprise you. If you are a reflective practitioner desiring to improve the culture of your school, department, team, or classroom, then this PD is for you. And, as the new school year approaches, consider your purpose. This session aims for you to reshape it and then let it guide you to action. Your students deserve it. Paul Tough's How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character serves as the framework. Curious? Join us.
CS314 "Positive Behavior & Academic Support Through Tiered Internet Access"
CS314 "Positive Behavior & Academic Support through Tiered Internet Access" Noah Tonk, Goshen Community Schools Audience: High School We have integrated the Positive Behavior Instructional Support concept with our student web filtering to provide a motivational tool for our students carrying 1:1 laptops at Goshen High School. All students begin at the same filtering level, and either drop to a highly restricted access level or earn expanded access to both previously blocked web content such as social media and entertainment sites and to additional features on their laptops, such as webcams. Our system uses a combination of automated access levels tied to SMS data on behavior, grades, and attendance and administrative recommendation to motivate student achievement and behavior.
CS313 "Establishing District Data Teams to Grow & Maintain a Culture of Inquiry and Data Use" "Establishing District Data Teams to Grow and Maintain a Culture of Inquiry and Data Use" Carol Gardiner, Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation Administration It can be challenging to change the culture of a school or district from one that bases decisions on tradition or instinct to one that makes decisions based on data. Districts that have met this challenge do so by
- Establishing quarterly meetings with principals and directors to review key performance indicators for school improvement and student achievement
- Establishing a common vision and goals across all schools and departments
- Planning for common professional development around data use for all schools and departments"
CS311 "Running on Empty" CS311 "Running on Empty" Will Gourley, York Region District, California Audience: Middle Level and High School Are you filling the intellectual and emotional tank of your learners and colleagues, or are you running on empty? This session seeks to discuss what teachers need to (re-)energize their practice with what is old and working well, with what is new and effective, and with what is readily available in most learning environments. This session will also consider the mental and physical health of teachers as well as students, and how their well being can relate to constructing or renovating any brain based learning space. #healthyclass
CS300 "Connected: Literacy Centers" CS300 "CONNECTED: Literacy Centers" Lauren Cooper, Washington Discovery Academy Audience: Elementary / PBL Looking for ways to incorporate authentic learning into your literacy block? This session will help you to create a framework of meaningful literacy centers that combine web 2.0 tools, foundational literacy skills, and authentic learning.
CS303 "Flipping in 4th" CS303 "Flipping in 4th" DeLynn Beard, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation Audience: Elementary A first year flipper shares reflections on what flopped and what flourished when she flipped her 4th grade math and ELA classes. Web 2.0 tools are shared, along with proven strategies for flipping content in the elementary classroom. For those of us challenged by teaching so many subjects throughout our day, where do we even begin to flip our instruction? Having just completed my first year flipping, I share reflections and offer advice to the first-time or the experienced flipper at the elementary level. I share struggles, success stories, and strategies for flipping. I will share the Web 2.0 tools I use - no passwords required! Flipping can be done successfully in classrooms with and without 1:1, and I’ll show you how to make it happen.
CS309 "Flipping Out with Google Sketch Up" CS309 "Flippig Out with Google Sketch Up Seth Ponder, Urey Middle School Audience: Middle Level and High School Are you looking for new ways to teach the fundamentals of design? If so, then have your students trade their rulers & pencils for a mouse & keyboard. In this session you will learn (hands-on) how to integrate Google SketchUp into your current lesson plans. SketchUp is a free web-based computer aided design (CAD) program that allows students to visualize anything in 3D. It has several different classroom applications including: architecture, construction, engineering, or digital entertainment. Students can create models, from houses to new inventions, either individually or in a group (using an exchange project feature). Join me to learn more about this great learning tool!