Concurrent Sessions Round Five
8:15 – 9:15
061. Show the Thinking: Make It Happen With G Suite for Education & iPads
Speaker: Caroline Haebig and Jennifer Schlie-Reed
062. Teach Coding (Even If You Don't Know How to Code
Speaker: Danielle Brannan and Joe Du Fore
063. Conferring in Personalized Learning: Protocols for Engaging Students
Speaker: Julie Kallio
064. Self-Reported Grading in a Traditional Grading System
Speaker: Kate Cronk and Dan Piotrowski
065. Digital Tools to Support Learner Voice & Choice
This session will provide attendees with ideas and examples of digital tools for increasing learner voice and choice as students co-create a customized learning path to meet their learning goals in a personalized learning classroom. Attendees will see examples from developed student learning profiles and portfolios from an elementary school that is in their fourth year of implementing a personalized learning environment.
Speaker: Laura Busch and Rachael Thiede
066. Personalized Learning - Flexing Time and Space to Ensure Learning for All
Time and flexibility – two things kids and adults need to become successful. Participants will learn how to implement personalized learning techniques both in the classroom and district-wide through the use of personalized spaces, personalized professional development, a flexible schedule and the use of technology.
Speaker: Laura Lundy and Jill Lybert
067. Using Creation Apps and Digital Portfolios in a 2-Way Immersion/DLI
Learn from my hours of research and testing of various coding applications with students in grades K – 8. We hear again and again about the importance of teaching coding and design thinking, but with so many options, it’s hard to know where to start. This presentation will walk you through several options so you can decide what’s best for your school.
Speaker: Melissa Ruder and Lisette Venegas
068. Leadership in the Digital Age
Organizations in the state provide technology infused practices and supports. This collaborative session will share what those organizations do together in serving all teaching and learning staff with the types of technology knowledge needed to be effective and proactive in schools, districts, classrooms and communities. In addition, this session will provide information from current people in technology leadership positions. Through real life examples we will share the skills, strategies, and dispositions we have developed to handle the current reality, cope with the struggles, and how we have been successful. There is a strong need to recruit, attract, and retain technology leaders and train individuals who serve in district leadership roles; be a part of the solution and attend this session to prepare yourself for a technology leadership position.
Speaker: Janice Mertes
069. Effective STEM Integration
Speaker: Samantha Ecker
070. 1:1 Victories, Pitfalls and How to Overcome Them
Students can monitor their own work through Infinite Campus and Google Classroom. We’ve transformed our classrooms, and continue to, as we learn more. Students are helping each other and teachers with devices. Students are becoming more independent, curious learners (Thinking, asking questions/wonderings, and finding answers in the moment) The norm now is bringing your technology with you to be prepared for learning. The learning can continue outside the classroom as students have access to resources outside of the school building via programs that are accessible online. Differentiation is made accessible for students (esp for special education and English language learners in a more efficient way. The level of motivation of students is higher Teacher is now the guide on the side and not the expert in front Students have increased access to the ideas of their peers. There is more opportunity for students to collaborate with their peers.
Speaker: Carmen Ames
071. How Accessible Is Your District Website?
Speaker: Tricia Louis and Todd Ostrander
072. Dynamic Visual Presentations
Visual presentation is becoming more important each day as we strive to process increasing amounts of information as quickly as possible. Even social media sites have begun to make each post more visual and less text-based. To become effective communicators of the future, students need to learn skills and tools for visual communication. This session will investigate a variety of tools and best practices to create infographics, 3D models, collages, slideshows, videos and more.
Speaker: Danielle Brannan
073. How Janesville Eliminated Teacher & Student Calls into IT Service
Speaker: Robert Smiley and Berj Akian
074. Google Expeditions - Learn How to Leverage Virtual Reality
Travel the world (and space) to bring learning to life without leaving your classroom. Google Expeditions has more than 600 virtual reality field trips to choose from. Each Expedition is teacher directed and has several scenes, points of interest, leveled questions, and detailed information to share with students (grades 2 and up). This session will take participants on an Expedition, share resources, and discuss what to do before, during, and after a Google Expedition.
Speaker: Jacob Crase, Jessica Felton and Rebecca Arnold
075. Technology to Support Teaching
With so much technology “out there”, it is hard to harness what is best and easiest to use to track student progress……keep parents in the loop…..and to push your curriculum forward. Come and partake in this session to see some tools that can be easily implemented at any grade level for teachers and students alike.
Speaker: Helen Xiong
076. Transforming Classrooms: The Role of Instructional Support
Teachers and administrators in Merrill Area Public Schools, WI have placed a strong emphasis on creating high quality, engaging, and personalized learning opportunities for all students in their district. Through their 1:1 iPad initiative, increased access to digital content and resources, and thoughtful professional development and instructional coaching for their teachers, they are beginning to see students create, collaborate, and critically think in ways that were not previously possible. Join us as we share the journey of Merrill’s transformation, and discuss the role that instructional support for teachers has played in creating transformational classrooms across the district.
Speaker: Keshia Mashak and John David
077. Building an Intra-District Conference: Celebrate Teachers & Share Best Practice in Instruction and Technology
Speaker: Brian Yearling
078. What’s In the Box? Breakout EDU
Breakout EDU is a game-based learning opportunity which supports learning while developing teamwork, communication, perseverance, and problem-solving skills. Hear how Seymour Community School District teachers are using Breakout EDU to challenge K-12 students in content areas, reaching reluctant learners, and connecting with peers.
Using open-education-content, a Breakout EDU box can easily be assembled. Games are created and shared (for free) through a Google Drive folder. Join us for an engaging Breakout EDU session which will introduce participants to the Breakout EDU box and how it can be used with your students and staff. This session is a hands-on approach to learning about Breakout EDU through participation in an actual game facilitated by the presenter. Come ready to engage in a fun-filled session!
The presenter will also share tips and tricks to success in your school / classroom.
Speaker: Jenna Linskens