Concurrent Sessions Round Five

8:15 – 9:15

062. The Power of All of Us, All in One Place
Come discuss how a state department, consortium, service agency, and school districts large and small collaborate to create online and blended learning experiences. Through this equitable access each partner autonomously implements online and blended learning. Leave with a copy of a recent research project written by Evergreen Education Group (Keeping Pace Authors) that dives into how 28 partners serving over 200 districts operates collaboratively yet autonomously.

Speaker: John Jacobs, James O’Hagen and Jill Gurtner

063. Ready to Blend
Ready to Blend will be an interactive session where attendees will engage in small group discussion using the station rotation model. At the end of the session attendees will have a basic understanding for blended learning based on the research found in Blended, Authored by Michael Horn and Heather Staker. Leaders, teachers, and other stakeholders will gain valuable insight into the process of using online learning, benefitting students and teachers alike, while avoiding missteps and potential pitfalls. This session will enable attendees to: Discover an attainable framework for implementing blended learning in a classroom, school, or district Unlock the potential—and mitigate the risks—of online learning Find answers to the most commonly asked questions about blended learning Create a more student-centered system that functions as a positive force across grade levels.

Speaker: Sami Forster, Kelly Pochop and Beth Clarke

064. Implementing Technology Centered Personalized Learning Plans for Every Student in Math Using Google
So you’ve heard of Personalized Learning Plans but you aren’t sure how to create, implement or manage them, or, most importantly, how they help you to personalize your individual students’ math learning? In this session we will share with you our journey of how we created Google Personalized Learning Plans, or PLPs, for each of our students, how we use our pre-assessment data to guide them, and how we use the student’s PLPs and a large variety of online resources to give students an individual math learning pathway, voice and choice, responsibility, and self-pacing options for their own learning. When you walk out of this session you will have an idea of how you can take any current math program that you are using and implement technology centered PLPs into your day.

Speaker: Jennifer Fabrycki, Jill Frydach and Heidi Rodich

065. Using Data Dashboards Designed for Schools, by Schools

The need for easy and affordable access to data motivated five Wisconsin School Districts to form the WISEdash Local Consortium in 2015. Now, with 17 member districts, the project has grown from concept to reality. Learn about the WISEdash Local Consortium, what it is, how it can help your district, and how it differs from WISEdash secure and public.

Speaker: Michael Mades, Heather List, Maggie Gugel and Matt Richard

066. Using Technology to Increase Student Choice

We will look at various programs students and teachers can use to motivate students to create projects, which show their mastery content. We will look at Google Docs, Slides, Forms… as well as Piktochart and many other tools accessible to both teachers and students.

Speaker: Sarah Arnold

067. Student-Centered Coaching in a Digital World: Redefine Learning

Student centered coaching is how our district is putting student achievement and instructional practices at the center of our digital learning program. We will share how digital learning coaches are moving school cultures beyond “the tools” and the logistics our systems uses to support high impact professional growth.

Speaker: Caroline Haebig and Jennifer Schlie- Reed

068. Student Cohort Investigations in WISEdash for Districts

In this session, participants will learn how to use the WISEdash Cohort tool to investigate data for identified groups of students. Learn about several scenarios when cohorting can be a useful tool for teacher teams and leadership teams. This cohorting tool provides avenues for targeted inquiry allowing users to study the data for a group of students found in various dashboards within WISEdash. Bring your laptop and access passcodes to WISEdash for Districts to learn how to conduct student cohort investigations.

Speaker: Judy Sargent and Mary Ann Hudziak

069. Rethinking Coaching: The Marriage of Technology Integrators and Instructional Coaching
In an era of tight budgets it is imperative that everyone find smarter ways to utilize their resources. Many districts have valuable commodities in instructional coaches and tech integrators. In the Delavan-Darien School District we combined these two roles into a single position. As a result teachers no longer have to work with a coach, and then seek out the integrator to do the technology. Our teachers are able to get the best of both worlds through working with just one person. This section will share examples of how our integrators/coaches used educational technology tools like Google Classroom, Khan Academy and Google Docs to help coach their peers on how to use their data to differentiate in their classrooms and lead to more personalized education for our students and greater achievement gains.

Speaker: Mark Grunske, Deb Erdmann and David Hall

070. Helping Students SOAR: A Personalized Approach to RTI
The SOAR (Students Organizing Achieving Results) program at Swallow is a daily dedicated 30 minute block for all students in grade K-8 to work toward achieving personal academic goals. Utilizing SMART goals written using individual data, students participate in a personalized experience to receive the academic intervention and extension they need. Consistency in the use of progress monitoring tools, along with students tracking their own data has lead to student accountability at the highest level.

Speaker: Rachel Crockford, Kyle Moore, Brian Dall and Holly Heard

071. Wrestling Two Bears at Once – Overseeing Instructional and Information Technology for a District

This session has been cancelled!

Speaker: Nathan Mielke, Tim Harder, Phillip Bickelhaupt and Eric Benedict

072. Google Classroom: A Principal Tool for Professional Learning
As building-level administrators, we are charged with the task of modeling effective instructional approaches that integrate technology as part of a professional learning platform. Principals will learn how to utilize the Google platform (Classroom, Forms, and Spreadsheets) to engage staff with interactive learning opportunities. Administrators will be offered examples, templates, and provided with various ideas for incorporating the Google platform as a learning tool with their learning teams.

Speaker: Tanya Kotlowski

073. Using Standards Based Grading, Let Students Take Ownership in Their Learning

Utilizing standards based grading has allowed students to take more ownership in their learning and reduces the disconnect between what is being done in class and its purpose. A description of the highs and lows of my journey will be presented and how I use Google’s Doctopus to monitor student work and provide feedback.

Speaker: Christopher Demos

074. Enhancing the 4C’s with 21st Century Skills
How are you enhancing students Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity in a digital world? In this session we will look at a variety of web tools that strengthen 21st Century learning and the 4Cs. We will show real classroom examples using Google Apps, Piktochart, Thinglink, YouTube, Remind, Vocaroo and others.

Speaker: Renee Nolan

075.My Smashing Selfie: Using the Art of App Smashing to Showcase Student Learning
Looking for new ways for students to share what they’ve learned in a lesson or unit? Why not smash together a few of your favorite apps to create a “selfie” that showcases their understanding? Join us as we gather some great apps that are just made to be smashed together to create something you’ve never even imagined…and be ready to engage your own students in a new way when you head back to your classroom!

Speaker: Nicole Lutzke

076. Teach Tools for Our BYOD Science Classroom
The session will provide attendees with a variety of tech tools to use in your traditional, flipped or personalized classroom. The presenters have experience transitioning between these delivery approaches and will share their experiences with each and the tools that they use to make their instruction more effective.

Speaker: David Taebel

077. Increasing Engagement and Motivation in Your Classroom Through Technology

Join us to explore how to increase engagement and motivation in your learning environment by using your classroom devices as a tool for learning! Whether you have iPads or Chromebooks, we will share some of our favorite resources, including back channeling tools like Padlet, Today’s Meet, & Chatzy; interactive websites like Kahoot, Blendspace,, Schoolology & QR Codes; research and discovery sites like Wonderopolis, Pebble Go, Kiddle, YouTubeKids, & Nat Geo Jr; and iPad apps like Choice Works, Popplet, Book Creator, iMovie, and MORE!! (We are discovering NEW tools every day!)  We will also dive into how we use Google Suite Apps for goal setting, reading logs and to house our learner profiles.

Please bring your own device…and ideas to share! We will be sharing, but also giving time to “discover” and “play!”

Speaker:  Katie Hillig and Jackie Topp

078. Building an Intra-District Conference: Celebrate Teachers & Share Best Practice in Instruction and Technology
With two years of an intra-district conference fueled entirely by our educational staff to share with attendees, learn why and how to build your own in-district conference day focused on celebrating the best your district has to offer while promoting collaboration and extending our collective instructional practice.

Speaker: Brian Yearling

079. Giving Them What They Need
A variety of technology tools will be presented to help differentiate content, process, and product for students and professional development for staff. Student examples from elementary and high school classes will be presented to demonstrate the flexibility of the apps and inspire creativity with their use.

Speaker: Jody Peterson and Julie Rohrer

080. Google Tips and Tricks to Know Before Your Students Do
Where does one start with Google Apps, Extensions, Google classroom, Drive, and more! This team of educators will share their favorite must haves. Come to this energetic presentation and leave with a lot of things you can begin immediately implementing. Throughout the workshop, we will encourage you to download and try some of these many ideas and collaborate with your SLATE colleagues.

Speaker: Rita Mortenson