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The Iowa 1:1 Institute exists to:
  • Help the Midwest’s 1:1 districts learn from each other about innovative teaching, learning, and administrative practices that are occurring in their districts;
  • Build excitement and ‘buzz’ around 1:1 laptop computing initiatives in the Midwest; and
  • Help others who are interested in 1:1 computing learn more about how to get started and be successful.
The institute is open to anyone interested in 1:1 laptop computing initiatives in P-12 schools, whether they currently are working in such a program or just want to learn more.  
http://iowa1to1.com/
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Wednesday, April 8
 

9:00am

Truly Unleashing Creativity in the Classroom
The Ultimate Evidence of Learning is Creation. But how can we make creation a greater part of the work that we do? This session will explore the many possible avenues for creative student expression made possible with the technology, some philosophical and practical barriers to achieving this, as well as ways to create a CULTURE of creation in your school or classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Shawn McCusker

Shawn McCusker

Social Studies Department Supervisor, Libertyville High School
Shawn McCusker has 20 years of experience as a middle and high school teacher during which time he has taught in public, private, and alternative schools. In 2006, he was recognized as a finalist for the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. Shawn is an innovator in the creation of online learning communities such as #sschat and #1to1techat, a community that conducts discussions of effective leadership and teaching practices for 1:1... Read More →


Wednesday April 8, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 312/313

9:00am

1:1 iPads in the Elementary Classroom
We will share with you the baby steps we have taken on our iPad integration adventure. From our Parent Teacher Organization funded application process to the first steps of integration in the elementary classroom, our team will share our journey to a 1:1 environment in our building.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Becker

Aaron Becker

Principal, Saint Edward Catholic School
avatar for Cathy Feldmann

Cathy Feldmann

Technology Coordinator, Saint Edward, Cedar Valley Catholic Schools
avatar for Wendy Sweeney

Wendy Sweeney

Third grade teacher, Saint Edward School
avatar for Elizabeth Yusko

Elizabeth Yusko

4th Grade Teacher, St. Edward School


Wednesday April 8, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 317

9:00am

A Journey Into A Connected Learning Environment
A journey into a connected learning environment from research, vision, and infrastructure through policy, PD, and sustainability. This session will best suit those looking to go to a 1:1 learning environment, but also for those interested in Mid-Year Rollout, full implementation of a Learning Management System (LMS), Device Management, and Technology staffing.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Dieken

Jeff Dieken

7-12 Principal, Hudson CSD
avatar for Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis

Tech Integrationist, Hudson Community Schools


Wednesday April 8, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 315

9:00am

Accessing and Creating Digital Content: iTunes U and iTunes U Course Creator
iTunes U courses give each class a completely customized learning experience that’s easy for teachers to manage. From traditional to blended to flipped instruction, iTunes U Course Manager lets you build a course just the way you want — by bringing together your most successful teaching materials all in one place.  Deliver course materials seamlessly with the iTunes U app that comes on every iOS device.

Speakers
JP

Joanna Peterson Seymour

Technology Integrationist, DikeNew Hartford CSD
As technology integrationist forDike-New Hartford Community Schools, I work to facilitate a challenging technology rich learning environment that helps learners love to learn for a lifetime.


Wednesday April 8, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 320

9:00am

Create your own Self Paced Professional Development
Are you finding that you need anytime anywhere PD for your staff? How do you update new staff on past initiatives? Come listen to how other schools are using a Self Paced training system to accomplish these goals, while being able to keep track of staff learning.

Speakers
LC

Linda Carroll

Director of Teaching and Learning, Woodward-Granger Schools
Dr. Linda Carroll is beginning her 10th year as the Director of Teaching and Learning in the Woodward-Granger CSD and was the 2013 SAI Central Office Administrator of the Year. During her tenure at W-G she has worked collaboratively with other educators to implement district-wide professional development that focuses on 21st Century Skills and Digital Literacy designed to impact instruction and student learning.
avatar for Denise Krefting

Denise Krefting

Instructional Designer, AEA PD Online
I am currently an Instructional Designer for AEA PD Online working with teachers, administrators and districts to infuse technology into their online/blended curriculum.


Wednesday April 8, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 316

9:00am

Creativity and Research: High Pressure Classroom Activity
Teachers will practice developing their own presentation while the presentor provides guided practice. Student understanding of search methods and Microsoft Word or Microsoft Powerpoint is important. A sample bibliography will be provided.

The main topic will be The History of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States 1954 to 1974. Individual team research topics will be assigned at the start of the presentation. Computers needed.

Speakers
avatar for Kent Mick

Kent Mick

History/PD Director, CWL (Corwith) Schools
Pressure and time! We have to do everything at once! This activity focuses on research skills, computer skills, teamwork, creativity and presentation skills. Pressure and time!


Wednesday April 8, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 305

9:00am

Curation: Secrets of a Digital Hoarder
Beth Swantz is a Technology Consultant at Grant Wood AEA. In a previous life, Beth was a 4th grade teacher, MS/HS Teacher Librarian, Learning Design Coach and Technology Coordinator.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Swantz

Beth Swantz

Digital Learning Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Beth is a Digital Learning Consultant for Grant Wood Area Education Agency. She works with teachers and school districts to incorporate technology and promote student learning. Beth was an elementary teacher, a MS/HS Teacher Librarian, a district Technology Coordinator and a Technology Integration Specialist. Connect with Beth on twitter @betswan and check out the amazing team she works with on the GWAEA Digital Learning Team website... Read More →


Wednesday April 8, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 318

9:00am

Designing a Lesson: Essential Questions & Technology Integration
How can you take your lessons and integrate technology? How can essential questions drive your planning process? This session will show lesson planning processes using the SAMR model and the 4Cs to integrate technology. A sample lesson design will be a modeled.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Link

Christina Link

Staff Development/Training, Burlington Community School District


Wednesday April 8, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 302

9:00am

Effective Use Of Blogger in the Classroom
Want a great way to provide students with motivation to write, an authentic audience to read their writing and peer feedback on their writing? Blogger meets these needs and many more within a classroom. Set up your own teacher blog using blogger, discover ideas and suggestions for how to manage blogs within your classroom. Connect with educators during the session that you can use as authentic audiences and peers to provide feedback when you get blogging started in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Hammers

Karen Hammers

FCS/Health Teacher, BCLUW High School
avatar for Joni Readout

Joni Readout

Teacher, Central Decatur CSD
Joni Readout is an instructional coach on a mission to support teachers with integrating technology to impact student learning. She is passionate about the influence of technology upon opening classrooms doors, motivating students and making learning more authentic. Joni has experience as a 7th and 8th grade reading teacher and 6th grade teacher.


Wednesday April 8, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 314

9:00am

Into the Woods: Our 1st year going 1:1 with Macbooks and the tools we used to get us through
How we used Symbaloo and Google as well as other tools to help with student and teacher adoption. Ideas for Professional Development. Tips for a smooth transition and what didn't go so well.

Speakers
avatar for Jolie Morgan

Jolie Morgan

Language Arts Teacher/Instructional Coach, Dallas Center-Grimes High School


Wednesday April 8, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 310

9:00am

Let's Map it Up!
Using maps to get from point A to point B is for the birds! Come explore how Google Maps can be leveraged across curricular areas.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Fenstermaker

Andrew Fenstermaker

5th Grade Teacher/Innovation Coach, Iowa City Schools
Andrew is a 5th grade teacher at Penn Elementary in North Liberty Technology plays a huge role in the way that my classroom continues to evolve in the 21st Century. | "I am always looking for new and innovative ways to not only enrich the curriculum, but further my effectiveness as a teacher to digital natives."


Wednesday April 8, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 303

9:00am

PE Geeks
This presentation will share some different ways to integrate technology into the classroom. The focus will be on ways to help with classroom management, allowing students to be more independent in class with the use of tech and increasing student activity level with technology. If you have a need in PE there is an app for that.

Speakers
avatar for Jodi Larson

Jodi Larson

Physical education and health teacher, Ankeny Centennial High School
Jodi has spent the past 9 years as a physical education teacher in Ankeny, IA.  She currently is a high school physical education and health teacher at Ankeny Centennial High and prior to that was at Northview Middle School.  In 2011 she was named Iowa Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year.  Prior to her time in PE she spent 11 years teaching special education.


Wednesday April 8, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 307

9:00am

Planning to succeed: Understanding your best pathway to the successful use of devices in every classroom.
Moving towards, or working in a 1-1 environment is often difficult. If not planned purposefully, the technology can get in the way of great instruction. Come join us and hear our experiences supporting schools and districts with their instructional device implementations. We will address common questions, potential roadblocks, possible landmines, professional development plans, and roll-out scenarios.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Dix

Matt Dix

Educational Technology Facilitator, Tierney Brothers
Tierney Brothers Education Division is focused on providing a comprehensive slate of “Best In Class” hardware and software to enhance your 21st Century learning environment. Our deep partnerships with Google and all of the Chromebook and Tablet manufacturers, along with our long-time partners like Epson, NEC and SMART allow us to help each of our school partners find and engage their best solution. Regardless of the platform, device or... Read More →
avatar for Zack Kruger

Zack Kruger

21st Century Instructional Specialist, Tierney Brothers
Zack was a former elementary teacher and also spent some time as a technology integration specialist. Zack is currently a 21st Century Instructional Specialist for Tierney Brothers in Minneapolis, MN. He is part of the Tierney Ed team which provides professional development and consultation services to help teachers and admin redesign classroom instruction to purposefully integrate technology tools.


Wednesday April 8, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 319

9:00am

Portfolios in SBG/ CBG
Using online portfolios for record keeping of artifacts, artwork and proficiency in Standards Based Grading.


Speakers
avatar for Dan von Rentzell

Dan von Rentzell

High School Art & Computer Graphics, Earlham Community School District
I have been teaching High School art for 10 years now. About 6 years ago the computer graphics classes were dropped into my lap and I was told, "you'll figure it out". Well, I did. Now I love teaching with the latest technology. It's really amazing how you can integrate technology into about everything you do and daily I am amazed at some of the stuff my kids show me. I recently have taken on the responsibility of technology integrationist for... Read More →


Wednesday April 8, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 321

9:00am

Redesigning Classrooms
Learn how we took an old, unused, teacher-centered computer lab and redesigned it for collaborative, creative, student-centered learning.

Speakers
avatar for Seth Denney

Seth Denney

Instructional Technology Specialist, Great Prairie Area Education Agency
avatar for Lisa Jacobs

Lisa Jacobs

Instructional Technology Specialist, Great Prairie AEA
avatar for Sue Kientz

Sue Kientz

Instructional Technology Coach, Great Prairie Area Education Agency
I am a former Teacher Librarian for the Fairfield High School and now work part-time for Great Prairie AEA as an Instructional Technology Coach. I believe that finding the right tool for the task is the key to successful technology integration. It's not about the device -- just the right tool at the right time.
avatar for Jane Trotter

Jane Trotter

Instructional Tech Coach, Great Prairie AEA
I love learning. That's good because I have SO much to learn! One thing I know, there has never been a more exciting time to teach. Change is invigorating!


Wednesday April 8, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 306

9:00am

Spheros in the Classroom
Learn how to use the Sphero (programmable, robotic ball) in your classroom! Be ready to play and program a Sphero during this session.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Glade

Alex Glade

Instructional Technology Consultant, Heartland AEA
avatar for Tyler Youngers

Tyler Youngers

Instructional Technology Consultant, Heartland AEA
I work in Region 3 (south and southeast of the Des Moines metro) as an Instructional Technology Consultant for Heartland AEA.


Wednesday April 8, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 311

9:00am

The Google Classroom and then some.
The Google Classroom has been adapted as the LMS for the Chariton CSD. Watch, learn, and chat about different Google Apps that integrate seamlessly to create a strong and adaptable digital learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Mande Gamble

Mande Gamble

Instructional Technology Coach, Chariton CSD
Mande has been a high school English teacher, middle technology technology teacher, and a college adjunct instructor. Her work as an integrationist started from the classroom and has expanded to take her across the country to work with others to create unique and sustainable digital learning environments. She is passionate about simplifying student and teacher workflow, presenting tools that allow for seamless integration, and tools that... Read More →


Wednesday April 8, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 304

9:00am

The Myth of Perfection: The Function of Failure in Confidence
Failure is an event, not a label. It makes sense, so why are so many classrooms still treating it like a label? Find out how failure leads to success and success leads to confidence. Failing well is a must in an ever demanding society, after all can we truly ever ensure guaranteed success without making mistakes and failing along the way? Come a join us for a conversation about the role of failure in learning.

Speakers
avatar for Dane Barner

Dane Barner

Teacher, Webster City
I am a 5-8 Vocal Music teacher at Webster City Middle School. I am an early adopter, technology integrator, and student voice activist. Please connect with me @mrbarnerwcms and aroundthecornerthinking.com
avatar for Aaron Schmidt

Aaron Schmidt

Technology Integration Coordinator, Fort Dodge CSD


Wednesday April 8, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 309

9:00am

English (Role-Alike)
Wednesday April 8, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 1 (Upstairs)

9:00am

IT (Role-Alike)
Wednesday April 8, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 2 (Upstairs)

9:00am

A Formula for Authentic Tech Integration
The struggle is often real when it comes to authentic integration of technology into lessons/units.

Specifically these questions arise:
• How do I integrate technology meaningfully?
• How do I choose the proper tech tools?
• How does the technology become a part of the “main course” and not just “dessert”?
• How can I effectively use technology to meet my Iowa Core learning targets without skewing the length of the lesson/unit?

These questions will be answered and discussed during this interactive, hands-on session. In addition, a tech integration formula will be shared to assist participants in re-creating what was learned with future lesson/unit planning and/or to share with others.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Wichman

Amy Wichman

Director of Innovation & Instruction, Central Community School District- DeWitt
Amy Wichman is presently the Director of Innovation & Instruction for the Central Community School District in Eastern Iowa, where she works as an instructional leader & learner and technology innovator. She also is a certified Intel Senior Trainer. Prior to her current position, Mrs. Wichman was the Iowa Core Lead at the Mississippi Bend AEA for three years, and the Director of At-Risk Services for the Bettendorf Community School District for... Read More →


Wednesday April 8, 2015 9:00am - 11:15am
Room 308

9:00am

Gamification in ANY Content Area
Many students are highly motivated by games, particularly reluctant students. Find out ways teachers can leverage gaming in the classroom to differentiate and reinforce any content. Walk away with ready-to-use templates and ideas to start gamifying your classroom today!

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Lalk

Sarah Lalk

Tech Services Coordinator, Area Education Agency 267
Sarah Lalk works for AEA267 as the Tech Services Coordinator. A large part of her work includes partnering with districts to provide services in the areas of technology integration, tech planning, device management, and 1:1 initiatives. In addition, she assists in facilitating the AEA267 Information Technology Connection and provides tech integration support to internal agency staff.


Wednesday April 8, 2015 9:00am - 11:15am
Room 301

10:15am

How to Win the Internet (with social media)
Supercharge your school (or individual) social media accounts with tips and tricks that are designed to maximize your use of social media networks. Learn how to extend your reach, tell a better story, manage multiple accounts, save valuable time, and find great content to share with others. Discover social media secrets that will help you stand out from the crowd, and learn the strategies that lead to success.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Wylie

Jonathan Wylie

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood Area Education Agency
Jonathan Wylie is a Technology Consultant for Grant Wood AEA in Eastern Iowa. He helps schools integrate technology in an authentic and meaningful way. He is also the co-host of The Edtech Take Out podcast. You can connect with Jonathan on Twitter or via his blog at jonathanwylie.com.


Wednesday April 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 312/313

10:15am

Aligning Standards To Digital Tools & eResources
During this session, Rachel Langenhorst and Shannon McClintock Miller , will discuss how digital tools and eResources alings with critical learning standards including ISTE's NETS, AASL's Standards for the 21st Century Learner, and the Common Core State Standards. Rachel and Shannon will show you how digital tools and eResources within MackinVIA can continue to help support your instruction and assessment of these fundamental skills. You will leave with a tool box of amazing new ideas and resources.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Langenhorst

Rachel Langenhorst

Technology Integrationist/Instructional Coach, Rock Valley Community School District
An elementary and middle school teacher for 16 years, Rachel now serves as the Technology Integrationist for the Rock Valley Community School District. She works with teachers and students in preschool through 12th grades, providing technology integration support, instructional coaching, and professional development. Because of her years in the classroom, Rachel takes great care in providing teachers with purposeful tools, strategies, and... Read More →
avatar for Shannon McClintock Miller

Shannon McClintock Miller

Teacher Librarian and Educational Consultant & Speaker, @shannonmmiller
Shannon is the author of the award winning The Library Voice blog and enjoys writing for various blogs, journals and other forums. She is currently writing two children's book series with Cantata. In 2014, she was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker. In 2016, she was awarded the Make it Happen Award by ISTE. 


Wednesday April 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 309

10:15am

An Admins Journey to Tech Integration
Come to this session if you are a first year administrator or just starting a journey integrating tech as an admin. This session will offer apps and strategies to communicate with parents & teachers, flip professional development, highlight tips & tools for walkthroughs and observations, and just have a little fun in your building.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Becker

Aaron Becker

Principal, Saint Edward Catholic School
avatar for Cathy Feldmann

Cathy Feldmann

Technology Coordinator, Saint Edward, Cedar Valley Catholic Schools


Wednesday April 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 316

10:15am

Be A Data Superhero: Using Awesome Tables
Do you have a lot of data that needs organizing? Do you want to easily display and manipulate the data that you have? Come learn how to use the Awesome Tables script with Google Spreadsheets and Sites. This is an easy tool for you to learn and use with very powerful results. Learn how to display, analyze, and share data in a snap and become a hero back at school! Capes are optional for this session but will be mandatory when you are done.

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Behmer

Stacy Behmer

Coordinator of Digital Learning, Grant Wood AEA
Stacy is a former elementary and middle school teacher and also spent some time as a district technology director. She is currently the Coordinator of Digital Learning from Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she works with a team of technology consultants providing technology integration support and training to teachers and administrators. Stacy serves on the Iowa Technology Education Connection board which holds a couple of... Read More →
avatar for Lance Lennon

Lance Lennon

District Technology Director, Eagle Grove Community School District
Lance Lennon has been in education for 20 + years, the last 18 have been as a technology director and technology integrationist. He is a Certified Casper Administrator, a DEN Star Educator, and an Authorized Google Education Trainer. His district has been using Google Apps for Education for the past five and a half years. Lance is a Google proponent and all around Google enthusiast.


Wednesday April 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 304

10:15am

Creating Student Developed Digital Content
Through a joint partnership between the Waukee CAPS program and businesses, students are creating digital learning content for other students across the state of Iowa. Hear from students how this collaborative partnership is providing them with experiences to develop 21st century employability skills. Discover how your district could become a part of future digital content creation projects.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Brookhart

Rob Brookhart

Instructional Designer, AEA PD Online
avatar for Deborah Cleveland

Deborah Cleveland

Instructional Designer, AEA PD Online


Wednesday April 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 314

10:15am

Data Collection in the Digital Age: Streamlining Your MTSS Process
Participants will leave with an understanding of how Winterset Junior High School
uses its one-to-one computing initiative to enhance student learning and support school improvement processes.

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Wharton

Kathryn Wharton

JH Principal, Winterset Community School District


Wednesday April 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 318

10:15am

Designing for Digital Learning
1:1 learning environments facilitate personalized, collaborative opportunities. A shift in thinking about learning calls for a shift in classroom design as well. Design thinking can be used to rethink learning spaces by putting the focus on the learner and student needs. Attendees will learn how to apply principles of design thinking to create engaging, interactive learning spaces that enable better use of digital learning tools.

Speakers
avatar for Kris Byam

Kris Byam

Principal, Boone High School
I am a life-long learner. I love my family, my friends and my students. I am committed to a quality 21st Century Education, where technology is used for the advancement of knowledge. I enjoy athletics and I follow the Hawkeyes. After all, I was Herky the Hawk!
avatar for Jill Janes

Jill Janes

Director of Innovative Learning, Boone CSD
Director of Innovative Learning for Boone CSD, helping amazing staff implement amazing work. Advocate for technology integration that is "just good teaching". Former middle school literacy teacher. #UKSTL Ph.D


Wednesday April 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 315

10:15am

Ditching the Red Pen - Giving Digital Feedback for Better Learning
There are a multitude of ways that we can provide better feedback to students to better help them improve and grow as learners. From the features of Google Docs to alternative forms of feedback using voice or video, teachers can provide better help to students as part of the learning process. Participants will be introduced and will experience various tools and methods that they can take back to the their classroom right away to improve how we provide feedback and instruction to students.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Donovan

Patrick Donovan

Technology Integrationist, Ames High School


Wednesday April 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 303

10:15am

Hands on with Google Classroom
Google Classroom is an easy way to manage the paperless Google workflow in your classroom. In this hands on, BYOD session you will have the opportunity to experience Google Classroom as a student by receiving, completing and submitting an assignment and see how a class is created and managed.

Speakers
avatar for Andy King

Andy King

Ed Tech Product Development Manager, University of Missouri (MOREnet)
Andy King is an educational technology produce development manager with MOREnet (University of Missouri). In this role he identifies technologies that will impact school and libraries across the state of Missouri. He is a former 4th grade teacher and former assistant professor at the University of Central Missouri.


Wednesday April 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 307

10:15am

K-5 Iowa Core Literacy and Technology
Technology resources and examples for K-5 Literacy

Speakers
avatar for Judy Griffin

Judy Griffin

Technology Coordinator/Director, Green Hills AEA
Judy is an Instructional Technology Consultant at Green Hills AEA and a Google Apps Edu Certified Trainer.


Wednesday April 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 319

10:15am

One to One Unconference Conversation
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Speakers
avatar for Nick Sauers

Nick Sauers

Assistant Professor, Georgia State University


Wednesday April 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 302

10:15am

Rollout of Chromebook and iOS 1:1
Successes and ongoing challenges in the Chromebook One to One initiative in Cherokee Community School District.

Speakers
avatar for Walter Schwarz

Walter Schwarz

Technology Director, Cherokee Community School District
I started at Cherokee CSD in Fall 2012 and in Spring 2014 started a three year 1:1 computing initiative covering grades K-12 with iOS and ChromeOS devices. My technical strengths are infrastructure and server administration and my interests are in Classroom Technology Integration and Professional Development.


Wednesday April 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 305

10:15am

Self-Paced Instruction, Task-Based Learning, and Other 1:1 Uses in the Mathematics Classroom
This session will outline how the switch to a self-paced classroom has impacted my students in the realm of mathematics. Since the use of a self-paced environment only takes up 60% of my class time during a week, other 1:1 technology uses that impact my mathematics classroom will be discussed (such as task-based learning, etc.). I will also reveal resources used in my classroom that students ask for daily. These resources are simple to implement and fit any topic from the Iowa Core/Common Core. (tinyurl.com/1to1math)

Wednesday April 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 306

10:15am

So, you think you are doing Project Based Learning (PBL)?
Want to know if your multi-day lesson or unit is project based or project oriented? Join us for an engaging, discussion-oriented session where you will look at different projects by using various tools to analyze for quality and know how to #makethembetter. You will walk away with some initial ideas for starting your own projects or redesigning an existing project.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Graber

Julie Graber

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
I am a member of Prairie Lake's Innovation Team, a Defined STEM trainer and one of Jay McTighe's MAC Associates. I am passionate about providing students authentic work that they create for an authentic audience. This includes connections to CBE, student centered learning, PBL, and AIW. Technology is a huge player with all of this work so I co-developed the Trudacot with Dr. Scott McLeod to help administrators and teachers with effective... Read More →
avatar for Deb Loftsgard

Deb Loftsgard

Technology Integrationist, Oelwein CSD
Deb is the Technology Integrationist for Oelwein Community School District and taught 7-12 Social Studies at Starmont for 15 years (4 years as a PBL classroom). In the fall of 2014, she was awarded the IA Council of the Social Studies Teacher of Year. Deb was fortunate enough to attend the 2013 Buck Institute for Education (BIE) PBL World Coaching Academy in Napa, CA and is ready to learn and share with each opportunity! | Join Jill and Deb... Read More →


Wednesday April 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 317

10:15am

Teacher Librarian in a 1:1 School
Teacher Librarians have experienced much change, but few initiatives have changed our jobs like 1:1. How can we get students and staff to still visit the library? What can we do to help manage student computers? How can we use student computers and learning management systems for reading guidance and information skills? Ideas for answering these questions will be presented, and participants will have a chance to share their experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Traw

Kim Traw

Teacher Librarian, Cedar Falls High School
I have seen many changes in my job as Teacher Librarian in the last 25 years. Going 1:1 a year ago was one of the biggest changes. 1:1 initiatives create many challenges for Teacher Librarians to remain relevant, but also provides opportunities. Let's talk about those opportunities.


Wednesday April 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 311

10:15am

Thinking Ninjas
Making thinking visible: Sketchnote, mobileography, & streaming periscope.  

Speakers
avatar for Shaelynn Farnsworth

Shaelynn Farnsworth

AEA 267: Education Services Consultant, Iowa
Shaelynn is a leader in the convergence between literacy and technology. As High School teacher she redefined her English classroom as not only a place to learn about literature but also explore how technology is shaping the future of communications. Shaelynn is a Google Certified Innovator and regularly provides professional development to educators around the country. She is also a Certified Project-Based Learning Educator.
avatar for Leslie Pralle Keehn

Leslie Pralle Keehn

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
@lprallekeehn on Twitter. *Member of the new PLAEA tech integration team *BA in Political Science *MA in Curriculum & Instruction: Technology *Formerly 6-12 Social Studies, 6-8 Computer at Northeast Hamilton *Passionate about blended learning, gamification, literacy across content areas, cross-curricular teaching, creating global connections. *Create Connect Collaborate *Wife, mother of 3
avatar for Erin Olson

Erin Olson

Instructional Leader/Curriculum Director, Sioux Central Community School
Erin currently serves Sioux Central Community School as an Instructional Leader and Curriculum Director. She has taught middle school language arts and high school English for a combined total of ten years before supporting technology integration at PLAEA for three years. Erin is a passionate educator and curriculum designer. In 2015, she received the ITEC State Technology Leader Award. She has been nationally recognized for her work as a... Read More →


Wednesday April 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 320

10:15am

Social Studies (Role-Alike)
Wednesday April 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 1 (Upstairs)

10:15am

Students (Role-Alike)
Wednesday April 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2 (Upstairs)

10:15am

Secrets of Going 1:1
Presentation


In this session, we'll explore critical success factors in going 1:1 and in sustaining excellence in 1:1 programs.     Together we'll cover key steps before, during and after implementation -- and learn from short case studies when 1:1 succeeded and where the transition fell short.

Speakers
CB

Chris Buja

Hapara
VP Business Development, Hapara; Google alumnus, and founder of Summit Public Schools.


Wednesday April 8, 2015 10:15am - 12:30pm
Room 321

11:30am

What Connected Educators Do Differently
Learn how one twenty-one year veteran principal made a conscientious decision to set a personal goal for himself to become more of a connected learner through the use of social media tools in order to grow a more meaningful network, expand his knowledge of available resources to share with his team and staff, and to gain greater insight on educational topics in order to be able to teach others. By doing so, it has opened up other opportunities to explore and develop as an educator and as a leader.

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Jimmy Casas

Principal, Bettendorf High School
Jimmy Casas is in his 22nd year of administrative leadership, including the last 13 years as Principal at Bettendorf High School. He is passionate about kids, serving others, and cultivating school cultures that focus on excellence for all students & staff. Jimmy was named the 2012 Iowa Secondary Principal of the Year and was selected as one of three finalists for NASSP 2013 National Secondary Principal of the Year. Jimmy is the Co-Founder... Read More →


Wednesday April 8, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 312/313

11:30am

Animate Your Lesson
Learn about the amazing iPad app DoInk to create animation to integrate into any classroom. Amp up your lesson with animation.

Speakers
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Kasey Moon

Elementary/Middle School Art Teacher, Earlham Community Schools
Husband, father of two and PK-8 Art Teacher at Earlham Community Schools. Love to get kids excited about art and learning.


Wednesday April 8, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 314

11:30am

Bring Your Own Library: Preparing Your Collection for 1:1 Classroom Access
Mobile devices in the classroom change how students utilize library resources. This session will explore how librarians can prepare their collection for school-wide access to ensure that the library remains a relevant instructional resource for staff and students.

Speakers
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Gregory Gilmore

Instructional Technology Coach, Osage Trail Middle School
I am the Instructional Technology Coach at Osage Trail Middle School in the Fort Osage School District (Independence, MO). Before moving to Osage Trail, I taught elementary library and music.


Wednesday April 8, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 308

11:30am

Create Group Assignments in Google Classroom
Group assignments in Google Classroom ARE possible with this workaround! Assign Docs, Sheets, or Slides projects which are editable only by each group's members and can be submitted for grading in Classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Brian McLane

Brian McLane

English/Language Arts Teacher, Southwestern Wisconsin High School
Tech Integrationist Wannabe. In 33 years of teaching at East Dubuque (IL) High School, educational technology has become my passion. In my classes, I used (and taught) a variety of Web 2.0 tools including Prezi, PowToon, Glogster, LucidPress, Pixlr, GAFE, Weebly, WeVideo, Voki, and many more! I have taught (and continue to personally use) Adobe Creative Suite and MS PowerPoint. I have a BA in English Education from the University of Dubuque and... Read More →


Wednesday April 8, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 303

11:30am

Creating an Integrated Approach to Technology and Learning K-6.
Wondering how a fully integrated 1:1elementary program might look? As we approach the end of our second year as a 1:1 elementary, we have developed an three-pronged approach. We will discuss how and why we organized in this way, how we work to implement each piece, and of course the troubles that we've encountered along the way. Discussion will also include the tools we've found most powerful to assist learning and how we hope to evaluate the program.

Speakers
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Catherine Hines Hayes

Technology Integrationist, South Hamilton
Ms. Hayes has taught high school/middle school English, specializing in technology integrated projects, for 24 years. She earned her MA in Instructional Technology from the University of Northern Iowa, and while there presented on instructional design at the International Flat Classroom Conference held in Beijing, China. She has served as the technology integrationist for South Hamilton Community Schools since 2013, focusing on K-6... Read More →
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Kara Sloan

1st Grade Teacher, South Hamilton


Wednesday April 8, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 320

11:30am

Evaluation of a one-to-one technology initiative program
This presentation provides the methodology and findings of an ongoing four-year evaluation of a one-to-one technology initiative program in a medium size school district in Iowa. The benefits and disadvantageous effects of one-to-one technology initiatives in schools are presented. Additionally, implementation and policy decisions are discussed.

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Gary Steffensmeier

Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Central Lee Community School District


Wednesday April 8, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 318

11:30am

Everyone is talking about Learning Management Systems
Conversations about Learning Management systems are all over social media from Google Classroom to Canvas to Edmodo to Moodle. See the State Wide Learning Management System which is free to all schools in Iowa, the content shared by teachers across the world that you can use in your online classroom and hear from a district that has converted after they saw the newer State version.

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Jamie Fath

Technology Integration Coordinator, Southeast Polk School District
Jamie Fath is the technology integration coordinator for Southeast Polk CSD and works with teachers to integrate technology to enhance learning in their classroom. She has worked with teachers, administrators and students to use technology for learning for the past 8 years. Besides her daily work, Jamie serves on the board for the Iowa Technology Education Connection which runs multiple conferences and workshops throughout the year; helps to... Read More →
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Denise Krefting

Instructional Designer, AEA PD Online
I am currently an Instructional Designer for AEA PD Online working with teachers, administrators and districts to infuse technology into their online/blended curriculum.


Wednesday April 8, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 310

11:30am

Google Applications in Extra Curricular Activities - Making Your Life as a Sponsor Easier
Come learn how you can use Google Applications to make your life as an Extra Curricular Activities Sponsor or Coach much easier!

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Amber Taeger

Students will not care to know unless they know you care.


Wednesday April 8, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 307

11:30am

How Managed Services Can Help Today's Technology Director
In this session participants will see how Managed Services can provided the needed support today’s Technology Directors to maneuver an ever changing and challenging technology landscape.  Many Managed Services now provide schools with a variety of options and levels of support, collaborating with technology leaders, to increase productivity, manage costs, and lower the risks to their organization.   Already utilizing Managed Services in some capacity?  Stop in and share your story.

Speakers
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Tony Amsler

Education Account Manager, Infrastructure Technology Solutions


Wednesday April 8, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 302

11:30am

Level the Playing Field: Elevating the Skill Level of Your Staff
One of the biggest challenges of a 1:1 program is the varying levels of technology skills of staff. How can you assess those skill levels? How can you provide professional development to meet all of those needs? How can you move the advanced staff forward while still supporting the beginners? Building a leadership team, differentiating professional development, seeking feedback through surveys & exit tickets, and meeting individually with staff are some of those ways. I will discuss ways that our district is working through this challenge and achieving success. Resources will be provided for participants to adapt to their staff.

Speakers
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Christina Link

Staff Development/Training, Burlington Community School District


Wednesday April 8, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 301

11:30am

Organizing Content with Flipboard Magazines
Learn how to quickly create and curate resources with students and staff across any platform with Flipboard Magazines!

Speakers
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Josh Allen

Technology Integration Specialist, Lewis Central CSD
Technology Integration Specialist for @LewisCentralCSD, past-president for @yourNETA & co-host of @dadsined.


Wednesday April 8, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 304

11:30am

Personalized Learning with Digital Citizenship
Difficulty finding places in the schedule for digital citizenship instruction? Or needing to integrate it in an innovative way?

The AEA K-12 Online Personalized Learning System offers a way to deliver digital citizenship instruction inside or outside of the face-to-face classroom. It works well for whole-group as well as self-paced instruction. Plus the system allows you to select a wide range of content via keyword, grade-level, or Iowa Core essential skill and concept search. As a teacher, you can grab the learning modules that work best for your students and place them into a learning opportunity.

This session will highlight the system as well as the piloting schools currently using the system. Participants will have access to the system by the end of the presentation, and be eligible to take part in the summer cohort to prepare to implement the system into their curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Evan Abbey

Evan Abbey

Program Director, AEA PD Online
As a collaborative of Iowa's Area Education Agencies, we offer online professional development and services for schools to deliver their own online or blended learning. This includes self-paced trainings and courses for school employees, facilitated courses, online teacher communities, LMS hosting, e-curriculum, and our new Student Personalized Learning System. Come by our booth to see the wide array of options and how they can support your... Read More →
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Ann Wiley

Instuctional Technology Coordinator, Johnston Community School District
A great day for me is learning something new, working with teachers and students and enjoying the environment of school!


Wednesday April 8, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 315

11:30am

Power of Twitter! Not Just for Teachers ~Using Twitter in Primary Classrooms~
In this session we will share the power of Twitter PLN as well as tricks and tips to find a right PLN for you! We will also present the ways to utilize Twitter in primary classrooms. Twitter is a great tool to share students’ voices and form a student learning community. Are you new to Twitter? Come join us! We will show you how easy it is to get started!

Speakers
avatar for Leka DeGroot

Leka DeGroot

First Grade Teacher, Spirit Lake Elementary School
Leka DeGroot is a wife, mother of 2 incredible boys, and a life time learner who is passionate about technology integration to enhance students' learning. Global connection and collaboration bring authentic audience and learning opportunities to her students. She is a code.org K-5 CS Fundamentals Curriculum affiliate and also a co-host of #1stchat on Twitter. ITEC (Iowa Technology Education Connection) 2015 Educator of the Year Award & ISTE... Read More →
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Michael Ross

1st Grade Teacher, Webster City Community Schools


Wednesday April 8, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 311

11:30am

Preparing our Students for Next Generation Assessments and College and Career Readiness
Preparing our students for Next Generation Assessments and College and Career Readiness is a challenging yet important endeavor. Most teachers do not possess the breadth of technology skills needed to adequately integrate technology into core instruction and implement digital learning in the classroom. With the continuous push toward mobile learning and the placing of devices in every students hands, we need more than ever an easy and effective way to assess technology skills, provide digital literacy curriculum, and deliver instruction on; online safety, the ethical use of digital resources, and cyber-bullying.  During this session we will discuss the issues above and also investigate how Learning.com's 21st Century Skills Solutions can help with the challenges above.

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Learning.Com

Learning.Com
Learning.com provides digital curriculum and assessments that equip students with 21st century skills. Learning.com digital content management tools help districts seamlessly access, organize, and share digital content that meets instructional goals, facilitates personalized learning, and addresses budget challenges.


Wednesday April 8, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 305

11:30am

Stop Motion Videos in the Classroom: Asking students to collaborate, communicate, think critically, and create using stop motion videos.
Participants will explore stop motion videos and how they can be used to foster learning opportunities that ask student to collaborate, communicate, think critically, and create. In this session, a teacher will share his journey of using stop motion with students, how he approached this simple technology, the roadblocks he encountered along way, and when used intentionally in the learning process, the impact this technology had on student achievement. Participants will be asked to join in a collaborative conversation intended to explore applications of this technology that can span across content areas and grade levels. This session is intended to be interactive and fun! If possible, session participants should bring an iPad with Stop Motion Studio (free) already downloaded. Although the session will highlight creation on the iPad, solutions for creating stop motion videos on Mac and Chromebook devices will also be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Travis Wilkins

Travis Wilkins

Instructional Technology Consultant, Heartland AEA
Travis Wilkins is an instructional technology consultant for Heartland AEA.


Wednesday April 8, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 317

11:30am

Sustainable Innovation: Creating a space for innovation to happen.
Innovation seems to be a buzz word these days. Big business is adopting the idea.

NEC Global, a global provider of information technology services - Empowered by innovation.
Nissan, well..you know - Innovation that excites.
Plantronics, a company producing audio communications equipment for business and consumers - Sound innovation.

My main question is: How do we innovate? How do you think innovatively? I don’t think it’s possible.

Innovation is not something you do. It’s something that happens. You do not perform a set number of actions to be innovative. There are no Lego-style directions to construct innovation. Innovation is a byproduct of imagination and realism. It happens when you dream with hard edges.

Come and contribute to a conversation that can help the group define the next steps for learning and student engagement. Join us!

Speakers
avatar for Dane Barner

Dane Barner

Teacher, Webster City
I am a 5-8 Vocal Music teacher at Webster City Middle School. I am an early adopter, technology integrator, and student voice activist. Please connect with me @mrbarnerwcms and aroundthecornerthinking.com


Wednesday April 8, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 306

11:30am

Technology in Today's Classroom
This research focused on utilizing the TPACK framework in a second grade classroom in a small central elementary school. After reviewing the literature of the TPACK, the research team determined four lessons that combined technology, content and pedagogy. In this presentation we will show how technology can be used as an engaging form of assessment to motivate students to do their best on the task assigned to them.


Wednesday April 8, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 319

11:30am

The whole world in your hand: Google Earth/Maps
An all-encompassing look at Google Earth and Google Maps. Tricks, tips and resources to bring the world to your students.

Speakers
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Ryan Friederich

Social Studies Teacher, Spirit Lake High School


Wednesday April 8, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 316

11:30am

Math (Role-Alike)
Wednesday April 8, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 1 (Upstairs)

11:30am

Specials (Role-Alike)
Wednesday April 8, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 2 (Upstairs)

12:30pm

Lunch
Wednesday April 8, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
On your own

1:30pm

Creating a Tech-Rich Classroom is Easier than You Think, Even Using a Chromebook
What can you expect to see when the technology fades into the background and learning takes center stage? This session showcases technology-rich classrooms and the evidence of student learning you can expect to see when everyone has access to a Chromebook.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Lalk

Sarah Lalk

Tech Services Coordinator, Area Education Agency 267
Sarah Lalk works for AEA267 as the Tech Services Coordinator. A large part of her work includes partnering with districts to provide services in the areas of technology integration, tech planning, device management, and 1:1 initiatives. In addition, she assists in facilitating the AEA267 Information Technology Connection and provides tech integration support to internal agency staff.


Wednesday April 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 312/313

1:30pm

Chromebooks in Physical Education
Ways to use Chromebooks in Physical education. Shared docs/logs/presentations.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Auderer

Scott Auderer

9-12 Physical Education Intsructor, Gilbert Community School District
I have been in education for 19 years. I have taught physical education to grades 7-12 at Gilbert for 17 years. I am also the head football and wrestling coach at Gilbert High School.


Wednesday April 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 319

1:30pm

Creating a Culture of Research and Writing
This session will focus on how create a supportive environment for research and foster the skills for writing that become essential when a class begins to focus on evaluating and distilling meaning from a wide variety of sources. We will also discuss how student creation products can be used to scaffold and support successful writing skills.

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avatar for Shawn McCusker

Shawn McCusker

Social Studies Department Supervisor, Libertyville High School
Shawn McCusker has 20 years of experience as a middle and high school teacher during which time he has taught in public, private, and alternative schools. In 2006, he was recognized as a finalist for the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. Shawn is an innovator in the creation of online learning communities such as #sschat and #1to1techat, a community that conducts discussions of effective leadership and teaching practices for 1:1... Read More →


Wednesday April 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 304

1:30pm

How to Sell Your School
Amazing things happen in our schools every day, but how many people in your community actually hear about it? Probably not as many as you think. In this session, you will learn how you can reverse that trend with the power of social media and other digital tools. We will look at examples of schools that do this well, and explore some of the intrinsic benefits of telling your story to the world.

Speakers
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Jonathan Wylie

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood Area Education Agency
Jonathan Wylie is a Technology Consultant for Grant Wood AEA in Eastern Iowa. He helps schools integrate technology in an authentic and meaningful way. He is also the co-host of The Edtech Take Out podcast. You can connect with Jonathan on Twitter or via his blog at jonathanwylie.com.


Wednesday April 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 309

1:30pm

Increasing Student Engagement Through Social Media
Are you looking for positive ways to incorporate social media into your classroom? The right social media teaching strategies can encourage online collaboration as well as promote networking skills between students and create real-world experiences. It can also increase interaction with parents and provide opportunities for content to be viewed by more than just the teacher. Tips, strategies and examples will be shared as well as time allotted for participants to collaborate and share ideas with other participants.

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Dawn Frye

MS/HS Spanish teacher, Hudson School


Wednesday April 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 317

1:30pm

moveForward(Start coding in your classroom)
Interested in starting coding in your classroom? Join this session to explore code.org, hopscotch, pencilcode, and other resources that can be used to teach your students the basic principles of coding.

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Jayce Carter

STEM Exploratory Teacher, Boone Middle School


Wednesday April 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 318

1:30pm

Revitalizing the School-Parent Partnership: Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences
If parent teacher conferences in your school are less than meaningful this session is for you. One of the most important influences in graduation, learning, and college readiness is the parent school partnership. See how one Iowa Middle School transformed the traditional parent teacher conference format to re-engage parents through virtual parent teacher conferences. The principal said, “We have to re-think parent teacher conferences all-together and Flip Grid has much promise to get through to those parents who we can’t get to parent teacher conferences any other way.” Learn from this school how you might also be able to bring some meaning back to your parent teacher conferences.


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avatar for Trent Grundmeyer

Trent Grundmeyer

Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, Drake University
I currently serve as an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at Drake University and as an interim consulting principal at Carroll High School. I am passionate about technology, student engagement, and school reform. My dissertation was around 1:1 laptop initiatives and whether or not college students believed the initiative better prepared them for college. I live in Ankeny with my wife and three children.
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Drew Stonewall

Middle School Math Teacher, West Central Valley CSD


Wednesday April 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 302

1:30pm

Tech Coaches: Collecting Data with Walkthroughs:
Many of us have BrightBytes and are using it for Data based decision making which is great, but what about real eyes, in real classrooms, with real feedback?
VS Tech Coaches have been using a few different Walkthrough forms that collect data around more than just technology usage. The data guides our coaches to what specifically the teachers could use support around. Come find out more about these forms and share what forms you are using as well.

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Wednesday April 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 305

1:30pm

The Connected Classroom: Using Skype in the Classroom
Witness the positive impact Skype has on classrooms K-12 as you connect your students and colleagues with people around the world. We will look at different activities the Chariton CSD has used Skype to enhance classroom instruction and curriculum across the board.

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avatar for Mande Gamble

Mande Gamble

Instructional Technology Coach, Chariton CSD
Mande has been a high school English teacher, middle technology technology teacher, and a college adjunct instructor. Her work as an integrationist started from the classroom and has expanded to take her across the country to work with others to create unique and sustainable digital learning environments. She is passionate about simplifying student and teacher workflow, presenting tools that allow for seamless integration, and tools that... Read More →


Wednesday April 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 303

1:30pm

The Road to “Online P/T Conferences for K-12”
Come find out what tools ACSD has used for K-12 Online P/T Conferences. We keep learning and improving each semester.

Speakers
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Jessica N Fincel

Staff Development/Training, Atlantic Community Schools
I am the Technology Resource Integrationist for the Atlantic Community School District. My area of emphasis is to help integrate technology into the general classroom setting. I have facilitated ACSD in the process of becoming a Google App School throughout the 2012-2013 school year. As a life time learner myself I love to share the knowledge I am gaining with those who can utilize it in anyway they can. I have been a presenter at Green... Read More →


Wednesday April 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 315

1:30pm

Tools to Rock Your ELA Classroom
Looking for a few tech tools to rock your ELA classroom? This session will provide you a few tools that you can take back to your classroom to support literacy. Tools include Curriculet, ActivelyLearn, Lit Genius, and Newela. Most tools include a teacher dashboard to track student progress and many are collaborative in nature. Come back to your classroom ready to rock ELA.

Speakers
avatar for Gina Rogers

Gina Rogers

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Gina Rogers is a instructional technology consultant at Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Before accepting her position at GWAEA, Gina was a high school English and Language Arts teacher in two 1:1 districts in eastern Iowa. She taught everything from 9th grade ELA to College Composition I and II as a dual enrollment course. She lives in Iowa City with her husband and two children, Jack and Willa. Gina is passionate about finding ways... Read More →


Wednesday April 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 306

1:30pm

Unconference
Wednesday April 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 314

1:30pm

Using Blogger, Google Plus, and Google Plus Communities for Professional Development
Join us for a high-energy session on the professional development power of reflection and connection via blogging and sharing content through Google Plus Communities. Learn how the School District of River Falls (WI) is using Google Blogger, Google Plus, and Google Hangouts along with other Google applications to personalize professional development for all of their staff, and improve and streamline communication and collaboration.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Bingenheimer

Ashley Bingenheimer

Elementary Instructional Math Coach, School District of River Falls
@MrsBingenheimer | | Ashley Bingenheimer has been an Instructional Math Coach since 2014. Prior to coaching, she taught upper elementary in a multi-age classroom. Ashley earned her Elementary Education degree from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, and has a minor in mathematics. Ashley has presented at several local and regional conferences.
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Cory Klinge

Instructional Excellence Coordinator, Eden Prairie Schools
Cory Klinge has 15 years of education and technology experience. He is an Instructional Excellence Coordinator for Eden Prairie Schools in Eden Prairie, MN. Cory earned his Masters of Arts in Education at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. He is an adjunct instructor at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls and University of Wisconsin - Stout. A former American & World History teacher, Cory is now a Google Certified Trainer, a Google... Read More →
avatar for Brenda Steward

Brenda Steward

Literacy Specialist, River Falls School District


Wednesday April 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 316

1:30pm

Utilize Google Classroom in your Classroom
We will walk through the creation & utilization of Google Classroom in your class. We will show how you can incorporate Google Drive + the Apple/Android App to simplify turning in assignments.

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Wednesday April 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 307

1:30pm

Walk in our Shoes…. A Student’s Tech Perspective!
Enough of adults talking about tech in the classroom, come listen to some of my 5th graders walk you through a sample of the tech projects they have completed this school year. Coding, Google Maps, Thinglink, Prezi, Google Sites, Sphero Robots, Google Classroom, Blogging, and more will be shared by the students. Hear their thoughts on using tech in the classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Fenstermaker

Andrew Fenstermaker

5th Grade Teacher/Innovation Coach, Iowa City Schools
Andrew is a 5th grade teacher at Penn Elementary in North Liberty Technology plays a huge role in the way that my classroom continues to evolve in the 21st Century. | "I am always looking for new and innovative ways to not only enrich the curriculum, but further my effectiveness as a teacher to digital natives."


Wednesday April 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 311

1:30pm

What is UDL and how can it benefit Iowa kids?
How do you engage all of your students? What are the ways you represent new concepts to students? Do you allow students to demonstrate their learning in multiple ways? These are the constructs of Universal Design for Learning. We will model for you the use of low-cost/free web-based tools to enhance your classroom instruction for all students.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Ahlrichs

Pam Ahlrichs

Regional Administrator, Prairie Lakes AEA
Universal Design for Learning - Statewide Team Member | Special Education
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Diane Jackson

Director of Media Services, Prairie Lakes AEA
Universal Design for Learning - Statewide Team Member


Wednesday April 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 308

1:30pm

Best Practices in the Digital Classroom
Abstract:  This workshop examines what the digital classroom of the 21st Century should look like.  It focuses on three major aspects:  Digital Content – what does the content used in our classroom look like and what is available for digital use; Digital Tools – an overview of some of the digital tools available to teachers, students and schools; and Digital Best Practices – a look at some of the non-negotiable in the digital classroom.  Participants will leave with tools and ideas they can immediately integrate into the 
classroom!

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DJ West

McGraw Hill Education


Wednesday April 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 320

1:30pm

Principals (Role-Alike)
Wednesday April 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 2 (Upstairs)

1:30pm

Science (Role-Alike)
Wednesday April 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 1 (Upstairs)

1:30pm

Unconference
Wednesday April 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:45pm
Room 321

1:30pm

Makerspace...make it happen for your students!
These shared work areas where students gather to create, invent, learn and build things collaboratively have become incredibly popular. Hear stories about a variety of successful Makerspace experiences. Examples, resources and testimonials from elementary and secondary will also be shared. And most important of all, join us for a hands-on playground time that will be facilitated during this session! It will give you a first-hand idea of Makerspace possibilities.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Anderson

Mike Anderson

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
Prior to joining Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency as an instructional technology consultant, Mike was an elementary teacher at Sibley-Ocheyedan and Adel DeSoto Minburn interested in innovative and authentic use of technology. He has a passion for STEM education, pushing for powerful technology integration, while coordinating innovative STEM camps and increasing teacher capacity to deliver authentic STEM learning in the classroom. Mike has... Read More →
avatar for Julie Graber

Julie Graber

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
I am a member of Prairie Lake's Innovation Team, a Defined STEM trainer and one of Jay McTighe's MAC Associates. I am passionate about providing students authentic work that they create for an authentic audience. This includes connections to CBE, student centered learning, PBL, and AIW. Technology is a huge player with all of this work so I co-developed the Trudacot with Dr. Scott McLeod to help administrators and teachers with effective... Read More →
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Aaron Maurer

Instructional Coach, Bettendorf Community School District
Iowa Teacher of Year Finalist, Maker Wannabe, Instructional Coach, Robotics, LEGO infatuation, coffee in my hand. Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert15 · www.coffeeforthebrain.com


Wednesday April 8, 2015 1:30pm - 3:45pm
Room 301

2:45pm

Engaging Students In Learning With Digital Rich Content
In this session, participants will learn how to use a variety of digital tools and content to do just that...Connect, Collaborate and Create! Shannon McClintock Miller and Rachel Langenhorst will tell stories, show a number of amazing digital tools and content, and give lots of real-life examples that worked for her in the library and classroom. You will walk away with a rich tool box filled with things you can put into practice with teachers and students.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Langenhorst

Rachel Langenhorst

Technology Integrationist/Instructional Coach, Rock Valley Community School District
An elementary and middle school teacher for 16 years, Rachel now serves as the Technology Integrationist for the Rock Valley Community School District. She works with teachers and students in preschool through 12th grades, providing technology integration support, instructional coaching, and professional development. Because of her years in the classroom, Rachel takes great care in providing teachers with purposeful tools, strategies, and... Read More →
avatar for Shannon McClintock Miller

Shannon McClintock Miller

Teacher Librarian and Educational Consultant & Speaker, @shannonmmiller
Shannon is the author of the award winning The Library Voice blog and enjoys writing for various blogs, journals and other forums. She is currently writing two children's book series with Cantata. In 2014, she was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker. In 2016, she was awarded the Make it Happen Award by ISTE. 


Wednesday April 8, 2015 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 312/313

2:45pm

Awesomeness 101
Discover some of the best ways to leverage technology and to create a learning environment your students would pay to come to each day. You will leave energized and with a few new tools to take back to your classroom or school. You do not have to have any ninja or pirate skills to attend this session, just a positive attitude!

Speakers
avatar for Josh Ehn

Josh Ehn

Principal, Melcher-Dallas Schools
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Tim Hadley

6-12 Principal, Pekin Community Schools
I am passionate about helping young people and educators achieve their full potential.


Wednesday April 8, 2015 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 317

2:45pm

Breaking Down Classroom Walls: Creating Connections
21st century skills guide us to take learning global. We can not travel globally with our students, but we can bring the outside world to them without leaving the classroom. This session will provide insight into how to establish connections, the planning process, and resources and tools to help break down classroom walls to help our students become global learners.

Speakers
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Miranda Kral

Teacher Librarian, Mid-Prairie Community Schools


Wednesday April 8, 2015 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 310

2:45pm

Canvas LMS
This will be a high-level overview of Canvas Learning Management System, which will showcase all the newest features and functionality it has to offer. Come learn how Canvas improves teaching and learning.

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Greg Simpson

Regional Diredctor


Wednesday April 8, 2015 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 304

2:45pm

DEP, VPP, and iBeacons for Apple deployment
DEP, VPP, and iBeacons for iOS and OS X :
Join Jason Busch and Kyle Bareis, from JAMF Software, for a presentation about Apple’s Device Enrollment Program (DEP), Volume Purchase Program (VPP), and iBeacons for geo-location based management of Apple devices. Also covered in this session: Deploying Macs Faster with DEP and Thin Imaging, and how new technologies in Yosemite can speed up your Mac rollouts.

Speakers
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Kyle Bareis

Senior Systems Engineer, JAMF Software
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Jason Busch

Senior Account Executive, Education, JAMF Software
Our Casper Suite and Casper Focus tools make it easy for schools to unleash the power of Apple technologies in the classroom — giving IT managers a robust way to manage all Apple computers and devices under their control, while ensuring faculty and students enjoy the rich and intuitive end-user experience that the Apple platform is known for worldwide.


Wednesday April 8, 2015 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 303

2:45pm

Enabling Digital-Learning: Building the Perfect Wi-Fi Network
The demands of 1:1 initiatives and federal mandates for connectivity are swiftly making high-performance Wi-Fi networks the new normal for schools. In a few years, the connected school will emerge: connectivity on buses, cloud-hosted file systems, digital-based attendance, and more. Administrators can no longer settle for networks that are “good enough;” they must plan proactively to support increases in data usage and density in coming years.

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Jennifer Rose

Territory Account Manager, Xirrus
My name is Jennifer Rose and I am the Territory Account Manager for Xirrus. I have been working in the Wireless Industry for 8 years in both engineering and sales capacities. I have multiple technical certifications including CWNA and have specialized in RF testing and measurement.


Wednesday April 8, 2015 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 302

2:45pm

Engaging Formative Assessments For Your Classroom
Formative assessments give a great snapshot of your students’ learning on any content standard. During this session, we’ll explore the benefits of web tools such as Nearpod, Vocaroo, Flippity, and more to gauge the learning in your classroom.

Speakers
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Alex Kitchen

K-12 Technology Integrationist, Bondurant-Farrar Community Schools
Love God, love others, love technology! :-) | | My name is Alex Kitchen and I'm the K-12 Technology Integrationist for Bondurant-Farrar. It's my privilege to assist teachers and students with technology use ranging from Apple to Zaption. You can follow me on Twitter at @BFTechie.
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Sandi Rankin

Technology Integration, Southview Middle School


Wednesday April 8, 2015 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 315

2:45pm

Hands on with MinecraftEdu
Come get firsthand experience with MinecraftEdu, as the presentation will be given in a MinecraftEdu world. MinecraftEdu is a version of the massively popular Minecraft and a great technology tool to help engage students in meaningful learning in core classrooms and how it can tie into Iowa Core standards. Time will be given to sample different worlds, see student work, and discuss how MinecraftEdu could be used in the classroom.

Speakers
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Shane Wheeler

Director of Technology and Learning, Lynnville-Sully School


Wednesday April 8, 2015 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 318

2:45pm

Iowa Learning Online: New Opportunities for Iowa High Schools
Iowa Learning Online offers more than 40 high school courses at no cost to school districts. All of our courses are taught by Iowa licensed and appropriately certified teachers. Find more information at www.iowalearningonline.org.

Speakers
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Jonnie Becker

Iowa Learning Online: Operations Manager, Iowa Department of Education
Hello partners in education. I was called to teaching before I was in kindergarten. Found my way to the University of Northern Iowa for both an BA in Earth Science Education and an MA in Secondary Science with a focus on Physics. I am a technology addict in that I am always looking for ways to leverage imagination and curiosity for a simpler solution. Interestingly enough, the solutions I find seem to involve technology. I have a vivacious... Read More →
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Iowa Learning Online - Iowa Department of Education

Student Services, Iowa Learning Online - IA Dept of Education
Online high school classes at no cost to your district


Wednesday April 8, 2015 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 307

2:45pm

Journey into 1:1
Riley Elementary and Culler Middle School have gone 1:1 as part of a pilot program in Lincoln Public Schools (NE). Please join instructional technology coaches as we reflect on this journey. We’ll explore where we started, where we are now, and where we hope to go.

Speakers
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Danae Peterson

Instructional Technology Facilitator; Curriculum & Instruction, Lincoln Public Schools


Wednesday April 8, 2015 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 311

2:45pm

Literacy and Technology PK-3
This session will showcase resources, methods, and research about using technology tools with young learners. In addition participants will discover opportunities to connect with other educators around the world who are successfully using digital tools with PK-3 students. Expect to walk away with ideas, tools, and resources to effectively utilize technology tools with young students.

Speakers
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Maryann Angeroth

Technology Coordinator/Director, Green Hills AEA
Green Hills Area Education Agency employs Maryann as an Instructional Technology and Continuous Improvement Consultant to support schools in southwest Iowa. Maryann assists schools with technology integration especially as it pertains to the implementation of a 1-1 computing device.  Schools are using PC and Mac laptops plus iPads, Google Chromebooks and tablets for this initiative.  She is a Google Certified Trainer and provides training for... Read More →


Wednesday April 8, 2015 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 306

2:45pm

Mission Intelligence: Getting Students to Engage in Active Reading Using Technology
In this presentation, I outline how I "trick" my students to engage in active reading strategies by giving them a variety of technology choices and one major challenge; they must create a powerful sales pitch presentation that convinces their peers to "purchase" their book.

Speakers
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Bailey Gulley

Secondary Teacher: ELA, Earlham Community School District


Wednesday April 8, 2015 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 319

2:45pm

Personalizing Digital Content with iBooks Author
Multi-touch iBooks bring learning to life and take advantage of everything you can do on your iPad or Mac. They’re capable of interactive multi-touch elements, audio, video, embedded assessment and more. Flick or swipe through a photo gallery. Use a finger to rotate a 3D object. Watch animations spring to life. You and your students can use iBooks Author, a free Mac app, to create your own multi-touch iBooks. 

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Joanna Peterson Seymour

Technology Integrationist, DikeNew Hartford CSD
As technology integrationist forDike-New Hartford Community Schools, I work to facilitate a challenging technology rich learning environment that helps learners love to learn for a lifetime.


Wednesday April 8, 2015 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 320

2:45pm

Prezi vs. PowerPoint (or other slideshow software)
Presentation software is not the problem when it comes to bad presentations. In this hands-on session you will learn how to create professional, engaging presentations using some basic design principles and any presentation software. We will look at bad design in order to learn good design, and we'll explore the pitfalls of both Prezi and linear slideshow software.

Speakers
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Brian McLane

English/Language Arts Teacher, Southwestern Wisconsin High School
Tech Integrationist Wannabe. In 33 years of teaching at East Dubuque (IL) High School, educational technology has become my passion. In my classes, I used (and taught) a variety of Web 2.0 tools including Prezi, PowToon, Glogster, LucidPress, Pixlr, GAFE, Weebly, WeVideo, Voki, and many more! I have taught (and continue to personally use) Adobe Creative Suite and MS PowerPoint. I have a BA in English Education from the University of Dubuque and... Read More →


Wednesday April 8, 2015 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 309

2:45pm

Teaching the 'T' in STEM: Digital Responsibility
As students spend more time on the web, educators are being asked to address topics like cyber bullying, social media responsibility, validating resources and online privacy with their students.

In order to help teachers address these important topics, The National Hockey League have launched The Future Goals - Digital Literacy & Responsibility Program, powered by EverFi. This 3-hour web based curriculum uses animation, videos, interactive simulations and real world scenarios to teach students how to leverage technology in a safe and responsible manner.

Everyone who attends our presentation will be given login credentials, standards-alignment documents, lesson plans and ongoing technical and curriculum support at no cost.

Speakers
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Lincoln Hughes

Senior Schools Manager, EverFi
Lincoln is an impatient optimist. He joined the EverFi team in pursuit of the mission to teach students the critical skills need to be college and career ready. He loves EverFi's model to provide online learning courses at no cost to schools due to state and local sponsorships.Please contact Lincoln if you would find our digital literacy, personal finance, or STEM courses useful. Again, our courses come free to schools due to private... Read More →


Wednesday April 8, 2015 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 305

2:45pm

The New and Improved Library
This session will look at ways to change your library and make it the hub of your school. I will share original ideas I have implemented, discovered and created to change my library into the kitchen of the school, not the grocery store. It doesn't have to cost a lot of money.

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Tammy McClimon

K-12 Librarian, Central DeWitt CSD


Wednesday April 8, 2015 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 316

2:45pm

Treat Your Students Like Scientists
Technology in a 1:1 environment can empower students to practice skills that scientists rely on every day. Come and learn about specific steps you can take to transform your learning environment that utilize google apps, video, portfolios, and online "games" where students can actually help and support scientists with their research.

Speakers
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Amber Bridge

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
I am a Technology Consultant for Grant Wood AEA in Eastern Iowa and I'm lucky enough to work with schools in our area on ways to seamlessly integrate technology in the classroom. I taught middle school science for 10 years and have recently been exploring makerspaces in schools. Connect with me on Twitter at @abridgesmith.


Wednesday April 8, 2015 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 314

2:45pm

Using Back Channel Discussions to Help Engage and Evaluate
The presentation will focus on the instructor's choice of back channel sites including Today's Meet, Padlet, Google Groups, and Google Classroom.

However, focus will be on creating parallel conversations to engage students and provide additional learning opportunities.

Speakers
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Kevin Neal

United States History and Psychology teacher at Valley High School, K-12 Demonstration Teacher, Valley High School and Walnut Creek Alternative School, West Des Moines
This is a link to the materials for the presentation by Brenda Engstrand and I on using back channels. | | https://www.symbaloo.com/mix/1-12015


Wednesday April 8, 2015 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 308

2:45pm

Elementary (Role-Alike)
Wednesday April 8, 2015 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 1 (Upstairs)

2:45pm

Superintendents (Role-Alike)
Wednesday April 8, 2015 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 2 (Upstairs)