Concurrent Sessions Round Six

9:30 – 10:30

081. Learning How to Create Content in iTunes U
Learn the power of iTunes U in the classroom. Explore how easy it is to make a course in iTunes U and publish it locally or globally for your students. With the growing interest in mobile devices (iPads, Laptops, etc.) as well as online and blended learning opportunities, creating and customizing content for our learners is essential. We will show you how easy it is to create rich, dynamic content for your students. Examples will be shared for all grade levels.

Speaker: Rita Mortenson

082. State of the State: The WI Digital Learning Plan & Future Ready Resources
Come explore the new state Wisconsin Digital Learning Plan and the connected Future Ready resources. DPI leaders and district panel guests will help lead engaging discussions about effective ways to foster innovative learning, review digital learning policies develop digital leadership capacity and learn about valuable state resources.

Speaker: Janice Mertes and Kurt Kiefer

083. How to Bring Professional Development into the Digital Age
At the heart, professional development is about growth and learning. In this age, there are many other exciting and high-impact learning opportunities for teachers that extend beyond traditional notions of schooling. This session will discuss how we explored the possibilities for growth and learning through Twitter to conduct a district-wide book study, which eventually lead to a district-wide Twitter chat on topics of interest to our teachers.

Speaker: Sarah Bosch and Ben Kitslaar

084. Wisconsin Broadband Updates: How to Pay Less for Better Internet Access
The new Badgernet contract and recent changes to E-rate create new and more affordable ways for schools to provide fast Internet access to their students and teachers.  This session will explain the new Badgernet contract and the increased bandwidth it can provide for schools; self-constructed fiber opportunities for schools under E-rate Category 1; and network assessment and planning strategies for school districts with available Category 2 funding.
Participants will have time to have question answer time with DPI leaders and other district experts in the room.

Speaker: Bill Herman, DPI Erate & Broadband Consultant

085. The Cheating Issue – Help is on the Way
Although technology brings many benefits, people often worry about it increasing students’ options for cheating. In this session we will look at tools to help teachers and tech staff prevent and detect plagiarism, cheating, and other issues, including revision history, file details, Forms features, citation tools, Hapara and more.

Speaker: Deb Norton

086. We’re Rural School Districts: Let’s Collaborate and Learn Together – How to Plan and Implement Blended Learning for Student Success
Two Wisconsin rural school districts will share their unique pathways from online learning to the blended learning. Their planning and implementation of blended learning after being involved with online learning for a number of years is different, yet they have the same vision – to personalize student needs. Together in this session the participants and panelists will engage in sharing strategies of planning and implementing blended learning to further student success.

Speaker: Dawn Nordic, Nick Cochart, Katie Horn, Annette Walaszek, Jason Pertile and Joe Crownhart

087.Shifting the Role of the Library Media Specialist
In the era of digital media and technology, the school library has been under pressure to change. Join a panel of media specialists and school leaders as they share the challenges and benefits of the new role of the media specialist, as they support teaching and learning with initiatives including coaching, personalized learning, and makerspaces.

Speaker: Michael Mades, Barb Reindl and Chris Schiemann

088. Challenge-Based Learning with Google Apps for Education
Take the challenge! Learn effective ways to integrate Google Apps into your classroom using a challenge-based approach. This session will focus on framing your lessons to support discovery and problem solving techniques, while interweaving Google tools to support learning objectives. You’ll come away with knowledge to challenge your own students.

Speaker: Jennifer Schlie-Reed and Caroline Haebig

089. Tracking Student Progress Using Google Forms & Sheets
Gathering and tracking student IEP progress is easier than ever when using the new Google Forms. Google Forms allows all staff (regular education teachers, special education teachers, and educational assistants) to be engaged in the data collection process. We have spent the last two years increasing our knowledge and efficiency using google forms to track language, speech, academic, and behavioral goals and want to share our knowledge with you! Please join us for a hands-on session where you will have access to a bank of already created forms that could be modified for your use as well as time to work and create your own form. Please bring a laptop or chrome book.

Speaker: Tina Hanson and Angy Gagliano

 

091. Continuous, Personalized PD Plans
Alvin Crawford in his book ‘Five Steps to Transformative Professional Development’ identifies that in order to be affective, professional development needs to be intense, continuous, and sustained. Traditional “sit-and-get” forms of professional development can no longer reliably improve teaching and learning. We had a feeling that teachers in our district were operating at a wide variety of levels of technology integration from a substitutive level to a transformative level (SAMR), and traditional “sit-and-get” PD no longer works to support their needs and ensure that the skills they learned in the computer lab transferred to the classroom. Our district-wide assessment of teacher skills confirmed our assumption. Our Teacher’s 21st Century Skills are assessed using an online assessment based on ISTE standards. Teachers’ results are loaded into a learning management system where teachers can set goals and build a plan to reach new levels of technology integration. Teachers utilize Adult Learning Frameworks/Matrices to guide their professional development to the next level. Resources, coaching and workshops are available for teachers to take advantage of. Teachers can participate in a series of challenges to help them reach the next level. Leveling up and completing challenges are incentivized and celebrated. This framework is built on the foundation or our district strategic plan and mega result to ensure that student’s graduate prepared to succeed in their post-graduation endeavors, as well as our strategic plan pillars. It is in line with our mission and core values so that it becomes not “another thing” but part of what we do in Chippewa Falls. We will share our planning framework, tips and ideas on incorporating this in your district, and resources for workshops and online materials.

Speaker: Sarah Radcliffe and Cara Schueller

092. Wicked Weebly: Tips for Weebly and Personalized Pathways

We will be discussing how to use Weebly to share information with students, and for students to share information with us and others. We will also be discussing how we have used this tool to share that information to create different opportunities for students complete with badges and reporting through forallrubrics.

Speaker: Chris Sonier, Joshua Hoffmann and Eric Hill

093. Extending Curriculum (and more!) Via Immersive Cisco TelePresence Video Conferencing
Interactive round-table discussion on how districts are utilizing Cisco TelePresence video conferencing technology in their classrooms and beyond.

Speaker: Ashlin Hastings, Lance Cunningham, and Luke Francois

094. Seesaw, a Digital Portfolio and Journal for Students
Seesaw is a student driven digital portfolio that empowers students of all ages to independently share and document their learning. We will share with you how students can capture their learning through photo or video, annotations, or loading products from other digital creation tools. The work that students submit can be shared with classmates, family members, or published to a class blog and share around the world.

Speaker: Jessica Ische

095. STEM For Everyone
A major challenge in education is teaching persistence and problem-solving – integrating STEM is great way to meet that goal. Hear how one school committed to integrating both large and small STEM projects within existing curriculum to teach persistence and problems solving for all MS and HS students.

Speaker: Scott Anderson and Mary Larson

096. Virtual Field Trips, Augmented Reality, and other Innovative Tools
This session will cover several of the Google Street View tools that provide a unique, up-close view of everything from art museums to the Statue of Liberty. Learn how to open your classroom and virtually travel with your students like never before! From historical locations to places in your book. Discover tools that will allow you to invite scientists, authors and other famous figures to collaborate with your students right in your classroom. Attend this session to transform your classroom into the coolest room in the school! Take your student to places they haven’t even dreamt of by using Virtual Field Trips, GearVR and Green Screen.

Speaker: Agnieszka Salter and David Lockstein

097.Creating a Digital Citizenship PD Plan for Teachers
Digital citizenship is often overlooked when implementing one to one computing initiatives. Many teachers are asked to start integrating technology for teaching without a firm grasp of managing technology in the classroom. Teachers need to understand the basics of Digital Citizenship in order to teach these skills and model the best digital age learning for their students. This session will discuss how the Stevens Point area school District identified specific needs of teachers and created a Digital Citizenship professional development plan to support teachers starting to use mobile devices in their classrooms. Rather than fear the use of technology and the potential dangers for students using technology. Teachers were provided with a new set of skills to help their students and to teach them the skills required for digital age learning.

Speaker: Brian Casey, Liz Steele, Stefanie Knuth, October Penny and Cathy Schroeckenthaler

098. Leveraging 1:1 Chromebooks with Google Forms for Exit Tickets & Informed Parents
How can we more effectively involve students in their daily learning and keep parents more informed by leveraging 1:1 Chromebooks? How can we help students be more metacognitive and keep track of their growth and assignments? By using a Google Form as an exit ticket and a couple Add-ons, students can give themselves, you, and their parents a daily self-reflective update on their learning. I’ll share how I plan to use this amazing tool this year, and then we’ll walk through setting up your own classes.

Speaker: Mike Hanson