Concurrent Sessions Round One

10:15 - 11:15 | Tuesday

What is new in the world of Google and how can it be leveraged to enhance the student learning experience? DPI will facilitate a conversation with Google to better understand new Google tools and how they support the Wisconsin standards for Information and Technology Literacy (ITL). Specific focus will be given to alignment of Google’s Applied Digital Skills and the ITL standards, vetting appropriate and safe apps with the Chrome hub, and interactively exploring digital citizenship with Be Internet Awesome. Come hear from our WI Google team as they support the needs of schools today with solutions, innovations, and opportunities.

Speaker: Chad Kliefoth, Anne Nash and Mike Patterson 

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice
Convention Track: DATL

Join us to learn about Everyone Can Create, a new program from Apple designed to help unleash the creative potential in every student through photography, video, music, and drawing. In this session, you’ll get hands-on with some of the music and drawing lessons.

Speaker: Scott Meech

Strands:
Coming soon!

This session will support WI SEL competencies and student-centered learning by combining a powerful set of proven edtech tools that have a tremendous impact in school systems. Neither the strategies nor the tools are enough on their own but when school systems are able to shift mindsets, improve cultures and implement new teaching practices with the tools and technology needed, real change happens.  It is with this in mind that Education Elements, Kiddom and Newsela have teamed up to offer schools in Wisconsin a comprehensive approach to personalizing learning and SEL resources to support successful student outcomes.

Speaker: Beth Clarke

Strands:
Coming soon!

Join us as high school students share their personal experiences with extracurricular robotics programs. Learn how Robotics programs can provide the environment to maximize students’ potential and inspire them to reach new heights. Robotics is so much more than robots; this program allows students the opportunity to engage in engineering, programming, designing, project management, fundraising, financial management, outreach, event planning, and marketing. Through these activities they learn the soft skills necessary to be college, career, and life ready as they engage in real world problem solving.

Speaker: Nathan Wessel, Rebecca Gatewood and Natalie Wessel

Strands:
Coming soon!

In a district moving towards incorporating more project-based learning opportunities involving the local community, one middle school Media Creations class is blazing a trail using 30 second commercials. Learn how the students are using iPads, digital cameras, and iMacs with Final Cut Pro X to develop commercials for local businesses and then presenting them to the business owners. Lastly, learn how this project was turned into a collaborative project between the STEM, Art, Music, & Business departments.

Speaker: Mike Tamas and Tara Tess

Strands:
Grades: 6-8
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL

Kindergarten students coding robots to move through mazes they created, first and second graders designing obstacles for robots to follow, coding in 4-year old kindergarten, these may sound impossible, but they are happening in our district and we are here to share what we’re doing and how you can make it happen in your district too. We will take a look at materials and programs that allow primary students to engage in meaningful computer science experiences.  Some of the materials our kids love to use are: code.org, Let’s go Code, and a few simple robots (like Ozobots and Botley). Although our focus is grades 4K-2 the materials we will look at can be used throughout elementary grades.

Speaker: Jenny Ledin and Lindsey Harris

Strands:
Grades: K-6
Experience Level: Novice
Convention Track: DATL

The concepts of atoms, molecules, proteins and genetics become tangible with the aid of 3D visualization software and 3D printing. The molecular world becomes accessible and gives students concrete physical models that translate into solid mental models of how the molecular world works giving better insights into the worlds of chemistry and molecular biology. Students use the free software jmol to design a computer model and craft stories that guide their knowledge. Concepts like conservation of mass, structure/function relationships, amino acid folding, become visible with real life examples. Students can print out their models with 3D printers to hold their knowledge in their hands. With this new technology and pedagogy students can begin to appreciate how the molecular world explains the macroscopic world.

Speaker: Jon Kao, Rachel Schemelin, and Sara Evans 

Strands:
Grades: 9-12
Experience Level: Advanced
Convention Track: DATL

The purpose of a Makerspace is to encourage students to think creatively and create real life projects.  We not only wanted to create projects but to also foster student engagement that included a unique twist – empathy. In a world that is fast paced and less and less engaging with other people, we wanted to create an environment where kids created projects for kids who happen to have disabilities. Our students have learned to problem solve real life needs such as how do we help a student who has no use of her arms participate in a track and field with throwing a ball?  Or how do we get help a student stay hydrated that can no hold a cup by herself?  We used tools such as – drills, PVC pipe cutters, 3D printers and so much more to create what is needed in real life. We employed techniques such as creating models to see if the idea will work, group problem solving and engineering skills.

Speaker: Lara Polk, Kathy White, Sara Vold, and Tracy Schenk 

Strands:
Grades: 6-8
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL

Learning is timeless. We cannot escape it. We can use it and misuse it, but we cannot escape it. It is unique to each student and different for each subject. This session will give you strategies to use with your students to let them lead, explore and test their own limits as they become participants rather than recipients of learning. Pam Moran and Ira Socol, authors of Timeless Learning will show you how the personalization of time, comfort, and choice intersect as we watch students engage in the process of making their own learning decisions. They will answer these questions:  How do educators break themselves from the system?  How do the faces of children become more important than years or decades of training? How do educators become more intuitive, empathetic, and authentic in their work with young people?  

Speaker: Pam Moran, Janice Mertes, and Ira Socol 

Strands:
Coming soon!

Developing a maker culture within your school or district through the creation of makerspaces and the implementation of the design thinking process can be an exciting yet challenging experience. This session will share a district-wide coaching process we leverage with teachers to foster high impact use of design thinking and makerspace resources. Coaching techniques, instructional planning supports, and student outcomes will be shared.

Speaker: Caroline Haebig and Jennifer Schlie-Reed 

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice 
Convention Track: DATL

How do we inspire students to see themselves as historians? By creating authentic learning experiences that gives students opportunities to collaborate with local experts, historians, and community organizations. Students at Platteville Middle School worked with the local museum, university, senior center and community members to create both a digital map with historical images and observations, as well as recorded oral histories. Students used a wide variety of technology including Google MyMaps, Soundtrap, and VoiceThread. In this session, attendees will learn how to instill passion for learning in middle school youth using the world around them as inspiration. Attendees will also gain the outline of the project, required materials, and a suggested timeline implementation back your school! This will be a session that promises you leave with something you can use right away! 

Speaker: Page Leahy and Jessica Brogley 

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL

Anyone born in 1995 and after will never know a life without the Internet. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, “Anxiety disorders affect one in eight children.” This is a concerning statement in itself, but what role does technology play in this? What digital literacies can be addressed to provide hope and assistance to educators dealing with these digital dilemmas each day? What role can Cognitive Triangles play when addressing teens, tech, and mental health issues that arise from their digital lives. This session will focus on mental health (targeted at an adolescent population) and what we can do as educators to promote social-emotional literacies among ourselves and our students to help live a positive digital existence.

Speaker: Kaye Henrickson  

Strands:
Grades: 6-8
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL

Welcome to In The Loop, where we get you everything you need in 2 minutes or less! Keeping staff members up to date about the new features of district tech tools is an overwhelming task. How do you balance sharing updates without flooding email? Our solution: create an engaging, timely, and visual communication with all staff that not only keeps them “in the loop” but also highlights the community. In this session we will guide you through the process we use to plan each episode, tips and gear we use when filming and the impact this quick communication has made for our teachers.

Speaker: Reggie Smith and Rebekah Cveykus

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Advanced 
Convention Track: DATL

Podcasts are a great platform to share stories from your school or classroom to amplify voices in your learning community and/or your greater professional learning community. Educators now have access to free professional development through high quality podcasts. Why not start your own? You have a voice and a message! This session will share practical information about podcasting from setting up interviews, to editing, to publishing. If you have been on the fence and thinking about launching a podcast, get ready to rock the mic and get started. 

Speaker: Sarah Johnson

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice 
Convention Track: LPD

Be ready to learn all things Google. We will be covering a wide variety of topics showcasing new features in Google products. We will spend time on extensions that can help enhance your instruction and add ones that can make your tasks easier. Learn best practices while using the collaborative features of Google Docs, Gmail, Calendar, Slides, Drive, Forms, Presentation, and more. Using a variety of Google features, you will be able to personalize instruction to meet the needs of your learners. Be ready to walk away with new ideas.

Speaker: Rita Mortenson and Kurt Knueve 

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate 
Convention Track: DATL

Walk out of this session with experience trying tools and armed with countless resources that will give your social media campaign a professional image and allow you to draw in families to engage in what is happening at your school and district. Hear from a District that has used these tools to get parent participation for STEM Career Days, Science nights, Robotics and other project learning that has gained local, state and international recognition.   

Speaker: Jonathan Mitchell, Peter Graven, and Tina Grosz 

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice 
Convention Track: DATL

This session will introduce and explain Click—a growing network of students and educators across Wisconsin sharing what works in K-12 media creation and journalism, who connect with Wisconsin Public Television to gain confidence, increase skills, and share audio and video productions with real audiences.

Speaker: Kristin Leglar and Ryan Hendricks 

Strands:
Coming soon!

Concurrent Sessions Round Two

12:45 - 1:15 | Tuesday

Join Google and Wisconsin’s very own Mike Mohammad to learn all about Google for Education’s  ISTE aligned, free Online Safety and digital citizenship curriculum called Be Internet Awesome! designed for education. Be Internet Awesome! includes lesson plans, rubrics and a Pear Deck collaboration that will blow your mind! Students learn about strong passwords, being kind online and how to handle privacy. The program is for teachers, students and parents – come learn all about it!

Speaker: Mike Mohammad and Mike Patterson

Strands:
Coming soon!

Firsthand experience is one of the most powerful ways to learn. With augmented reality, students can experience just about anything they can imagine. Join us to explore augmented reality apps on iPad that help students connect their learning to the world in new ways.

Speaker: Apple, Inc

Strands:
Coming soon!

There’s no question that every school leader faces challenges on the job with ever increasing demands that lead to stress and put us all at risk for burnout. School leaders often define themselves through servant leadership, tending to put others’ needs above their own and even end up sacrificing much of their personal time for their careers. We are convicted in our belief that leaders cannot take care of others without also taking care of self as we cannot pour from an empty cup.  Join the co-authors of Balance Like a Pirate (Burgess, 2018) as we share our favorite tech tools that help us achieve balance. We will first introduce to you the four quadrants presented in our book that help you gain an understanding of how shifting mindset from the idea of 50/50 balance (which seems impossible) to better identify strategies and supports to nurture our best selves as leaders. We will share with you our strategies to keep email from running our days and stop our phones from running our evenings.

We will also share some of our favorite tech tools to help us manage all the “stuff” on our plates at school so we can spend more time in classrooms during the day and more time with our families in the evening. Tech tools to be shared: Google calendar, Evernote, Voxer, Wunderlist, Mailstrom, Boomerang and Phone/App Prioritizing Tips. 

Speaker: Jessica Johnson and Sarah Johnson

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: LPD

In this session you will learn how to harness the power of technology to lift the level of your students writing and create engaged passionate writers. You will learn how to use google slides to create templates for planning, how comments and suggestions can be used to lift the level of student writing, and how to create a classroom of engaged and motivated writers! My school follows the Lucy Calkin’s Writer’s Workshop curriculum, so I will be highlighting ways I use technology to enhance the Writer’s Workshop model. However, the strategies and techniques could easily be adapted to match any writing curriculum.

Speaker: Erin Beck 

Grades: K-8
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL

With the influx of mobile devices, multimedia websites, e-books, interactive graphics, and social media, there’s no question that literacy is changing. But are we adjusting our pedagogy to adopt and adapt literacy instruction to meet the needs of today’s learner?

In this new learning landscape, we rethink what it means to “read” and craft lessons that explicitly teach students to analyze a photo, closely read a video clip and read the world. We’ll investigate new entry points for all learners and share ideas for empowering students to author their own messages as content creators in this participatory digital culture.

Speaker: Kristen Ziemke 

Strands:
Coming soon!

I would like to show how my Tech Ninja (TA) or Technology Intern Position has worked over the past 6 years and benefits to both the students and the district. I would also like to share with you the benefits of an Esports program and how having both can get students interested and going from one to the other. The benefits of an Esports program has decreased behavioral issues, increased GPAs, begun to eliminate “clicks”, and gotten student engagement from students who rarely or never participate in school activities.

Speaker: Bryan Erskine and Mike Dahle

Strands:
Grades: 9-12
Experience Level: Novice
Convention Track: DATL

Instructional Coaches, Technology Integrators, Library and Media Specialists, and other educational leaders play a vital role in their schools and districts. They are the agents of change.  In this session, we will discuss how to become a Future Ready Coach. How to create innovative, learner-driven experiences that meet teachers where they are and support them through their personal learning Future Ready pathway (engaging curriculum, a community of collaboration, data reflection, curriculum, and use of space and time). Participants will explore the Future Ready components and will walk away with Personalized Learning Templates to use in their districts.

Speaker: Aggie Salter and Chad Kliefoth

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: LPD

What does a “4” mean? Unfortunately, this question was asked way too often in our classes after an assignment was returned. Parents and students struggled to understand what the “4” on the rubric meant and what the next step would be to reach the next proficiency. Therefore, we shifted our focus to standards-based grading and continuums. This session will entail how the Waukesha STEM Academy uses standards-based grading in science and math classes and how the For All Rubrics program allows us to share out these results. Our conversation will conclude with how once students reach proficiency; “Badging” allows a bird’s eye view of a student’s overall performance.

Speaker: Joshua Hoffmann, Chris Sonier, John Burton, and Dwight Osmon

Strands:
Grades: K-8
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL

Banana pianos. Play-Doh video game controllers. Mouse controls made from pie tins. The MaKey MaKey is an invention kit for the 21st century. With it, you can turn everyday objects into computer touch pads and combine them with the endless opportunities of the internet. With the Makey Makey, if it can carry a current, it can become a computer keyboard. Sound interesting?  Now imagine this technology in the hands of students, Kindergarten-12th grade. Find out what happens when technology focused classes, such as computer programming are taught with a “purpose and community-first mindset,” as students design adaptive technology for children with physical limitations and also create a “multi-station, technology focused phy. ed class.”    

  • Game-Based Learning and Gamification
  • Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Realities
  • Computer Science and Computational Thinking 
  • Creativity and Productivity Tools

Speaker: Kevin Luedtke 

Strands:
Grades: All
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL

Industry 4.0 is redefining College and Career Readiness. Participants will explore the steps our district and classroom educators have taken to leverage the ISTE Student Standards to gather quantitative data on student technological and digital literacy proficiency across K-12 system. Classroom assessment tools and strategies will be provided.

Speaker: Caroline Haebig

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Tech Pro 
Convention Track: LPD

Career Cruising has been Wisconsin’s selected future readiness program since 2016. Now we’re excited to work with the DPI to bring you Xello—our new, highly engaging program to help every student become future ready!

Speaker: Cie-Kay Lam, Gregg Curtis, Maggie Amos, and Robin Krover-Kubicek 

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL

In a day and age of lifetime licenses, it is more important than ever that we as Wisconsin educators explore pathways for credentialing and competency-based certifications based on our field of expertise and skillsets. If you are a digital leader in your district (instructional technology director, network administrator, director of innovation, etc.), the CETL – Certified Educational Technology Leader – certification may be for you. The CETL is based on a body of knowledge defining the skill areas critical to today’s educational technology leaders: leadership and vision, understanding the educational environment, and managing technology and support systems. This intensive certification process supported by WETL (Wisconsin Educational Technology Leaders) is nationally normed through CoSN. Learn about the ins and out of the program, how the certification can advance your career and improve your knowledge and skills, and the resources to help you pass. This session will provide information about the supports Wisconsin has in place for this certification.

Speaker: Kaye Henrickson  

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Advanced
Convention Track: LPD

Learn how to gather your students, staff, and community members to celebrate lifelong learning in a family friendly Maker event.  We’ll share our story about this event and other maker experiences our students have had. From emerging-tech (drones) to past-tech (spinning wheels) demonstrations and hands on-activities, a School Maker Faire is a wonderful way to showcase your community’s talents and inspire new Makers.

Speaker: Erin Schilling 

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice 
Convention Track: DATL

Authentic learning experiences enhance student learning and provide students with opportunities to give and receive feedback from a wider audience through different modalities. Nothing’s more authentic for today’s learners than communicating and creating content using a variety of online platforms.  During this session we will discuss how to embed these experiences within your curriculum. This session will provide guidance for using digital learning tools including G Suite for Education, Google extensions, web apps and iPad apps to provide student choice in demonstrating their understanding at all points of learning. By using these tools and strategies to check for understanding, educators can honor student ownership of learning while still collecting meaningful data to drive daily instruction. Additionally, we will discuss the value of a coaching cycle by sharing our own story about how we came together to enhance instruction without compromising extra time in an already packed curriculum.  Participants will walk away with hands-on experiences, sample lessons and resources, and classroom applications.

Speaker: Jennifer Schlie-Reed and Kelly Schlegel

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate 
Convention Track: DATL

Codenames, the popular party game released in 2015, has reached a spinoff-level of success: Codenames: Disney, Codenames: Undercover, and Codenames: Pictures so far. After countless hours creating my own Codenames: Romeo & Juliet adaptation, I realized something. The interrelation of words that I consider in creating the adaptation is part of what I ask my students to do while analyzing text. Why not have them create the game? Last year we created three Codenames adaptations: Romeo and Juliet, Realism, and Semester 2! Since then, I’ve adapted two other games to implement that take even less prep than Codenames. What does this have to do with technology? Couched in this activity is an exploration in the benefits of, as well as the limits of using technology. We use digital tools (Google Suite, Realtime Board) to collaborate on the creation of the game in as efficient a process as possible. However, when the work is done and it’s time to play, it’s an absolute joy to see the devices put away, eyeballs connecting with eyeballs, and real, peer-to-peer laughter and encouragement spurred by something they all made together.    This session will begin with a rationale, as well as a crash course on how to play the games. Next, I will provide resources for students to create their own word-sets, reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of their choices, and provide feedback in a safe and effective manner. The session will conclude with quickly creating our own SLATE-themed game to play.

Speaker: David Fitzpatrick 

Strands:
Grades: 6-12
Experience Level: Novice 
Convention Track: DATL

Breakout EDU is an immersive and engaging learning platform for people of all ages.  Breakouts encourage teamwork, problem-solving, and critical thinking. “Games” are used to facilitate hands on learning and application in core academic areas, are customizable, and foster communication and collaboration. When participating. learners are presented with challenges that ignite their desire to dig deeper and explore further! Attendees of this session will experience a Breakout firsthand, will learn more about the Breakout EDU and Breakout EDU Digital platforms, will have access to examples of successful implementations and will brainstorm ways to implement this learning adventure into their own classrooms.

Speaker: Kristin Brouchoud 

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice 
Convention Track: DATL

The Triple E Framework and Measurement tool has created a common purpose at Indian Community School: How can we ensure that the technology tools we’re using support learning objectives? Learn how our school has changed the conversation from “when can I get devices” to “how can I use devices to support learning”. 

Speaker: Pattie Morales, Amy Zembroski, Lisa Hornada, and Ashley Goeb 

Strands:
Grades: K-8
Experience Level: Intermediate 
Convention Track: DATL

Concurrent Sessions Round Three

2:15 - 3:15 | Tuesday

Such as critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration. Walk away with ready to use google for education app templates with your young learners.

Speaker: Aggie Salter

Strands:
Coming soon!

Join us to learn about tools and resources from Apple that allow all students to explore, communicate, and create in new and powerful ways. Explore the built-in accessibility features included on every iPad, Mac, and Apple TV that can be customized to help diverse learners succeed. 

Speaker: 

Strands:
Coming soon!

School leadership can be austere and a person who becomes isolated can feel like they cannot manage it all. How can we possibly learn all the nuances of curriculum, assessment, data management systems, educator effectiveness, state and national policies, current laws, AND somehow manage to run the daily operations of a school? We believe firmly in the power of a professional learning network to help us process, learn, and gain ideas for implementation of the various expectations of leadership in schools. Come join us for a fun but useful session on the power of connections to help you be the best leader in your context.

Speaker: Jessica Johnson, Sarah Johnson, Jay Posick, and Brian Seguin

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice
Convention Track: LPD

Do you have learners that are not motivated to engage in physical fitness activities and physical education games?  We did too!  However, we have changed the way learners engage in fitness activities using technology as a leverage point. In this session, participants will gain an understanding of how learners at Norris Academy create a personal fitness plan and then utilize their electronic profiles to set goals and align high-interest fitness activities. As part of their personal plans, learners confer with their specialists to co-design activities using virtual reality, fitness trackers and gaming devices to learn essential skills in teamwork, problem-solving and collaboration. Based on personal interest, learners research resources that align with their personal goals and write proposals to procure these resources. You will hear how learners have used resources such as virtual reality challenges and puzzles for inspiration to design an Amazing Race, dance simulation software to design a fitness routine for others to use, and a 360 camera to gain confidence in adventure education activities. Session leaders will share how learners participate in community circles to reflect on their progress, how learners are investigating entrepreneurial options to market their designs, and how the Norris Academy Social Media Club provides encouragement by sharing how fitness plans have improved engagement by changing the fitness game.   

Speaker: Johnna Noll, Paul Kaiser, Dan Auer, and Robert Jackson 

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL

Encourage creativity, problems solving, communication and sharing with all of your learners using Classkick, PearDeck, Seesaw, Explain Everything to name a few. In this high energy, engaging workshop you will be provided not only the “how to” of using the apps, but we will showcase best practices, student exemplars for all grade levels and a variety of ways to have you seamlessly use these apps and extensions with all learners. In addition, you’ll be given time to create content with these amazing apps that you’ll be able to use with your learners.  Be ready for some fun, a lot of knowledge, and the skills you can use right away in your classroom! 

Speaker: Kurt Knueve and Rita Mortenson 

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL

Oshkosh Area School District purchased a classroom set of Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality (VR/AR) devices. Schools who invest time and financial resources in virtual/augmented reality will discover the learning benefits in their students. Learn about various ways to engage students using AR/VR and hear about its proven value in the school setting. Find out how students use virtual/augmented reality to visit different areas of the world without ever having to leave the room. Learners explore places they may never go such as inside the human body, solar system, underwater, and more. The future impact of this technology on the student population is exponential, as students will increasingly grow their understanding of the world as more VR/AR opportunities become available.

Speaker: Kathleen Stephany 

Strands:
Grades: 6-8
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL

Last year, two Washington teachers came to SLATE to share their story of creating a culture of student experimentation and creation within their 5th grade classrooms. Revisit us 12 months later to learn how the emerging practices of two teachers were leveraged to push a building wide culture of innovation. Washington Elementary serves a diverse population with 60% of our students qualifying for free and reduced lunch and 20% receiving special education services. In this session, you will see how we have put the power of experimentation and creation in students’ hands. We will share how our students are utilizing web-based tools to create content for peer audiences, engage their families in their learning, enhance dialog pertaining to school culture and even lead parent teacher conferences. Teachers will share specific examples of how making the shift to student creation has impacted student engagement in their classrooms and allows for personalized student pathways as they move through the curriculum. Attendees will leave this session with a framework for how building and technology leadership came together to push innovative practices out of the “pocket” and into a building-wide culture of innovation.

Speaker: Kristi Levy, Lindsay Hermsen, and Matt Callahan 

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice
Convention Track: DATL

Have you heard about Google’s certifications for educators? Come find out more about Google’s engaging, free, online curriculum to help educators efficiently learn how to harness the power of Google tools to become more efficient, effective educators and become a Google Educator (Levels 1 & 2), Google Trainer, or even Google Innovator. This session we will explore the Google Training Center and walk away with resources galore, tips and tricks, and best practices to help you get Google Certified!

Speaker: Scott Fernholz and Eric Benedict 

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: LPD

Come join a collaborative dialogue around the themes of equity, innovation, leadership and learning for students in the digital age. This interactive session will updates on instructional components of the Wisconsin Digital Learning Plan – Future Ready programming, district exemplars, and emerging trends that are shaping modern classrooms.  Information about the Wisconsin Education Technology Leader (WETL) and DPI statewide sponsored Certified Education Technology Leaders (CETL) professional learning opportunity to help prepare leaders for the digital age.

Speaker: Janice Mertes, Danielle Bosonac, Dave Vitale, and Amy Arbogash 

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Advanced
Convention Track: LPD

This session will cover the tools, tips, and tricks that a high school teacher has used to personalize learning in a science and mathematics classroom. Tools will include (but aren’t limited to): Screencastify extension, Google Core Apps, Keynote, and many more. Attendees will walk away with tools and tricks they can implement the next day.

Speaker: Jessica Eisenman 

Strands:
Grades: 9-12
Experience Level: Intermediate 
Convention Track: DATL

Does your school struggle with helping students, teachers, and staff gain digital literacies and competencies?  Learn how St. Norbert College created the Tech Bar. It’s both a place and a concept for providing students and staff members with the opportunity to gain digital literacies. You’ll learn how we created a space at St. Norbert that provides a place for students or staff to gain digital literacies, plan integrative projects, get help on those projects and carve out their own web presence. You’ll learn how you can create something like this at your school or district too.

Speaker: Benjamin Hommerding and Krissy Lukens 

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice
Convention Track: DATL

Join us as we explore the ISTE Educators Standards Certification program. We will participate in a snapshot of the program, dig into the expectations, and look at examples of artifacts that will help you get certified! This program is sure to encourage new ideas and strategies for today and future learners!

Speaker: Beth Clarke and Kaye Henrickson  

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL

Creating a learning portfolio with our youngest learners can be a daunting task. Yet, with opportunities to foster learner engagement and creativity and to offer voice and choice, it is a task too good to pass up. This session looks to help K-2 educators generate ideas in helping their learners create a learning portfolio. It highlights the experiences (highs and lows) and ideas of two first grade teachers leveraging technology such as 1:1 iPads, Seesaw, and various apps and more to help kids create a learning portfolio. Bring your device, wonderings, and an open mind!

Speaker: Heather Kollmansberger and Kate Strebig 

Strands:
Grades: K-2
Experience Level: Novice 
Convention Track: DATL

Esports is exploding across the world, and schools need to fully embrace esports to realize the benefits beyond the games. By understanding the concept of the “Scholar Gamer,” esports can revolutionize schools in five unique ways. The games are simply the medium to a much greater educational experience for your students. In this session, learn more about the “Scholar Gamer” and the five unique ways esports can revolutionize your school’s approach to engaging your students in their learning. The Racine Unified School District has embraced esports at 4 of our 5 high schools, are engaging with students in new ways, and connecting to college and career pathways like never before.

Speaker: James O’Hagan 

Strands:
Grades: 9-12
Experience Level: Advanced 
Convention Track: LPD

It seems as though Technology Integrators have these giant tech toolboxes, filled with amazing tools…and they stand at the ready, eager to share these tools out with their colleagues. The trick is…HOW do we bring our colleagues to the amazing PD we’ve designed? Parkview’s Technology Integrator Team has collaborated throughout the past year to increase how often technology is delivered to our students in ways that engage, inspire, and build skills necessary for success. In order to make that happen, engaging and inspirational PD must be delivered to our staff in ways that support and encourage our teachers to take risks, embrace “the power of YET” and build on successes in the classroom.  Join us as we share our vision and our journey in helping Parkview’s staff incorporate technology in meaningful and highly engaging ways. Multiple PD delivery options will be highlighted in this presentation.

Speaker: Nicole Lutzke, Martyna Malinowska, and Kim Johnson 

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Advanced 
Convention Track: LPD

National History Day (NHD) is a nationwide program that gives students the opportunity to research topics of their interest and display the knowledge they have gained in 5 different categories. Through the process of NHD, students are highly engaged in a guided inquiry project. Students will choose a topic based on an annual theme, develop research questions, locate, evaluate and analyze resources, and create a final project that can take the form of an exhibit, a research paper, a performance, a web site or a documentary. Students utilize and practice 21st century skills as they use and evaluate databases such as New York Times Historical and the Library of Congress’ digital collections. Students also learn to develop finished products for audiences beyond the classroom as they utilize a variety of technologies to create web sites, documentaries, research papers, exhibits, and performances. The NHD program has been taking place nationally since 1974 and began in Wisconsin in the mid-1980s. 

Speaker: John Van Rossum and Jenny Kalvaitis  

Strands:
Grades: 6-12
Experience Level: Intermediate 
Convention Track: DATL

What is the difference between data privacy, data security and cyber security and why should you care?  Because you own your data and have power to share or protect others data as an educator and educational leader.  What can you do both big and small with knowledge about each area and specific strategies you can implement immediately?  We will talk about phishing campaigns, why people want the information and how they use it.  You will leave this session with an understanding of the different terms, your role in each, and immediately implementable ideas to protect your data, student data and access to the infrastructure.

Speaker: Annette Smith, Monica Treptow, Ed Snow, Jen Loetz, and Tim Harder 

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice 
Convention Track: LPD

Concurrent Sessions Round Four

8:15 - 9:15 | Wednesday

Are you looking to motivate girls and young female students to pursue passion-driven careers in STEM? Join this creative and interactive session, to discover innovative STEM approaches to empower the next generation of female leaders through a “startup” classroom culture of practice. Naomi Harm will share and provide learning experiences of how to motivate girls to “lean in” and further pursue their STEM passions within a making culture of computational thinking, robotics, and the new literacy of coding. You will leave this session empowered with new ideas and a huge collection of resources to inspire, mentor and model STEM career choices. All the while preparing you as a teacher mentor to motivate K-12 girls and young women students to lead with passion-driven purpose, technical expertise and global entrepreneurship passions and skills.

Speaker: Naomi Harm  

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice
Convention Track: LPD

More classrooms are moving to 1:1 with a wide variety of different devices. But, how can these devices be utilized to help increase engagement, voice, and feedback during large group instruction? Pear Deck is a presentation platform that allows learners to utilize active learning strategies during large group instruction. But it is way more than just a tool for large group instruction. In this session, we will focus on Pear Deck a technology tool that allows for incorporation of multiple learning elements into the classroom including learner voice, multiple instructional modes, and timely actionable feedback. Pear Deck is a Freemium piece of software, but in this session, we will focus on deploying the free options to their greatest potential. The Pear Deck add-on for Google slides has been called the “Greatest Slides add-on for education” by Kasey Bell.  Learn how this add-on allows educators to incorporate a variety of modes of real-time student interactions into presentations and collect these responses to be reviewed in real time or after the completion of a presentation. Pear Deck Vocabulary, another Pear Deck tool, is a flashcard builder that allows students to collaborate as they build multiple representations of terms to be reviewed, saved, and shared.  This presentation will give you hands-on experience with these tools from the student and teacher perspective. The goal is to give educators the why, what, and how of Pear Deck so they can use it as a tool to unleash the voice of learners, tomorrow. Please note you will be asked to interact and collaborate with perfect strangers in this session as we #ShareThePear. 

Speaker: Mike Mohammad 

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL

Creating systems where students and staff are immersed in a technology rich, personalized learning environment is challenging. Sustaining and improving those systems can be even more difficult. Learn how the Oshkosh Area School District beat the odds and continues to secure resources necessary to transform teaching and learning. Special focus will be given to creative ideas used to get and sustain resources and how the Future Ready framework was modified to garner support among all stakeholders. 

Speaker: David Gundlach 

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice
Convention Track: LPD

Take your students beyond the classroom walls and into some of the world’s most iconic locations for rich and immersive learning experiences — no permission slips required. Tour the National Archives, see how an egg farm works, explore NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, or hear from the President of the United States. Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips are fun, educational, and free! In addition, Discovery Education has partnered with like-minded organizations to create no-cost, dynamic tools, contests and experiences designed to connect students, teachers and families. 

Speaker: Rita Mortenson and Cathy Houchin 

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice
Convention Track: DATL

We know that in order for learning to occur, students must be meaningfully engaged in learning activities. Students with learning differences often struggle to access and engage in grade level content unless the planning of those lessons are intentional and accommodating of student’s individual needs. Co-teaching and co-planning empowers teachers to work collaboratively to utilize technology to remove barriers to student learning within the classroom. The use of technology levels the instructional playing field for students and provides a platform for assessing student progress for the entire class and for the progress monitoring of IEP goals. Learn how educators at Wheatland School are implementing specially designed instruction in an inclusive setting and maximizing learning for all through the use of interactive online tools and applications. This session will provide an overview of our co-teaching journey, including how specific strategies and technology used to support students with IEPs in the general education setting can increase engagement for all learners.

Speaker: Alyson Collins, Rachel Hartley, and Maggie Handel 

Strands:
Grades: 6-8
Experience Level: Novice
Convention Track: DATL

This session would include strategies for teachers to implement in their classrooms to increase student choice and voice.  It has been proven that when students are given choice in their learning, they are more vested in what they are doing. Student centered learning has also been a focus in my classrooms and has shown results. After doing some beginning research on Personalized Learning and knowing I couldn’t do a full implementation in our school, I looked at where in the curriculum I could give students more choice in their learning. Then went beyond the curriculum to see where else students could have voice and choice in their day. I will offer strategies to integrate student choice into lessons and everyday classroom routines which will help with student engagement and student buy-in.  As a 1:1 device school, we will also discuss how we use the devices at key times for optimal engagement rather than as the only tool for learning.

This session is divided up into 3 sections:

I. Our journey to Student voice and choice

II. Strategies for voice and choice in the curriculum

III. Voice and Choice outside the curriculum

Speaker: Carmen Ames 

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL

Participants will contribute to genre-specific Reading Ladder slideshows, housed on a shared Padlet and use shared documents to track reading progress in a way that is perfectly suited to conferring. Inspired by Teri S. Lesesne’s book, Reading Ladders, Paul has digitized the concept to make shared, living documents for his students. Ladders created in Paul’s class have helped students find literature that helps them to climb rungs and take smart risks, propelling themselves forward as readers.

Speaker: Paul Walter 

Strands:
Grades: 6-8
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL

Based on the Institute for Personalized Learning’s action research, participants will complete a digital self-assessment around personalized, learner-centered practices. Participants will use the assessment to create their own unique learner profile that will help them to self-select mini breakout sessions. These sessions will provide learners with strategies for implementing personalized learning and assist in designing learning experiences to be used within their ecosystem. Learners will then engage in small group discussion to share their learning, vision for next steps, and make potential networking connections.

Speaker: Dria Setter, Eric Hill, Kate Sommerville, and Brenda Vogds 

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: LPD

Student choice is about more than just a menu option. It’s about student ownership. This includes ownership of the processes, the assessment, the strategies, and the metacognition. But how do we make this happen? How do we fit this into our standards and our curriculum map?  

Speaker: John Spencer 

Strands:
Coming soon!

Do you feel like each year, it’s getting more and more difficult to engage your students and keep them interested and motivated about their learning? By planning and implementing just three classroom transformations a year (on a tight budget) while incorporating tech tools, we have seen engagement SOAR and student test scores improve. We cannot wait to share our experience and tips on how YOU can do this in a budget-friendly, student-centered, low-prep way!

Speaker: Tanya Wiitala and Amy Miicke 

Strands:
Grades: K-6
Experience Level: Novice 
Convention Track: DATL

“Our kids are growing up on a digital playground, and no one is on recess duty.” Learn how to protect yourself, your students and staff. Understand Data and Data Privacy and be able to apply Data Privacy in your own life and school. The workshop will also include:

  • Understand App Permissions and dangers of wrongly permitting them
  • Understand what Visual Privacy is and how to practice it
  • Understand the relationship between Data and Visual Data 
  • Keep your students safe and teach Data and Privacy in school and community
  • Social engineering
  • Simple steps to implement to protect yourself and your students.

Speaker: Aggie Salter  

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Tech Pro
Convention Track: LPD

What are the innovative instructional design practices that are supported by principles of equity and digital transformation to personalize learning options? Come learn about emerging trends, blended learning principles, district planning processes, professional development programs, and Virtual Learning Time (VLT) innovative examples. This interactive session will include a toolkit for Virtual Learning Time (VLT) planning resources aligned to the Wisconsin Digital Learning Plan – Future Ready programming. Information about the Wisconsin Education Technology Leader (WETL) and DPI statewide sponsored Certified Education Technology Leaders (CETL) professional learning opportunity will be shared that include resources on these topics.

Speaker: Janice Mertes, Matt Anderson, and Rachel Schemelin 

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Advanced 
Convention Track: LPD

Understanding the impact of your district’s Academic and Career Planning implementation is essential in determining College and Career Readiness success. ACP plans could address: “What change do you hope to see in your students as a result of ACP?” How does your school establish the mindset that you are looking to identify growth in your students. Our presentation shares ideas for collecting and reviewing data to identify measurable growth as a result of your ACP process and product.

Learning Objective 1: Review the value of goal setting in the ACP process.

Learning Objective 2: Identify goals relevant to ACP.

Learning Objective 3: Examine a variety of data collection tools for measuring ACP implementation and student growth.

Learning Objective 4:  Discover ways to investigate equity within your district’s ACP practices.

Speaker: Robin Worth, Jessie Sloan, and Michelle Ring-Hanson 

Strands:
Grades: 9-12
Experience Level: Intermediate 
Convention Track: LPD

Google Drawings can be used across subject areas to increase lesson engagement and content understanding. In this workshop, participants will learn how to use Google Drawings to create interactive posters, design virtual graphic organizers, annotate images, and much more! This workshop is ideal for educators who are looking for new ways to incorporate technology into their curriculum. Participants will learn how Google Drawings are being used in classrooms today to promote collaboration, increase rigor, and inspire student learning. The session presenter is a teacher who uses Google Drawings in her own classroom with proven results! Each session participant will have the opportunity to design their own Google Drawing in this workshop.

*Bonus* Pre-designed Google Drawing projects will also be available for session participants to take as inspiration or to use in their district.

Speaker: Mallory Umar 

Strands:
Grades: K-8
Experience Level: Intermediate 
Convention Track: DATL 

Universal Design for Learning guidelines are research-based instructional practice and are generating a lot of buzz in the realm of digital learning. What role can digital tools play in reducing and removing barriers for student learning when it comes to engagement, action and expression, and representation? When does a choice that is good for some become best for all? This session provides a basic overview of the UDL framework, the research behind it, and an exploration of high impact digital tools that educators can implement almost immediately in their classrooms.

Speaker: Kaye Henrickson 

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate 
Convention Track: DATL

HyperDocs are back…always interactive…but with a new slant on creativity and productivity.  HyperDocs are the ultimate in scaffolding!  Whether you are flipping a classroom, directing student research or creatively guiding your students through an amazing learning experience, HyperDocs remain a relevant and engaging tech tool for students and teachers alike.  Come with questions…leave with your own completed HyperDoc!  

Speaker: Nicole Lutzke  

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate 
Convention Track: DATL

During this session we will explore how to develop a maker culture in your district, school or classroom that extends well beyond the notion of spaces and gadgets. For us “making” is not about arts and crafts. We believe there are specific steps and actions that students and teachers need to engage in to have an authentic maker experience driven by the design thinking process. During this session we will share how to develop these learning in your environment as well as to share teacher and student outcomes of our work.  

Speaker: Caroline Haebig 

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate 
Convention Track: LPD

“Your space says more about your vision than you ever will. -Robert Dillion” 

Many school districts plan for a redesign of curriculum, technology, instructional practices, assessment, etc to best meet the needs of today’s learners. Yet, we sometimes overlook the value of classroom furniture, layout and setup on student learning. If we want active learning, we need to ensure our classrooms and libraries are equipped to support this. Pulaski Community School District redesigned 7 school libraries and 5 classrooms that best support today’s learners. Each library and classroom re-design was different and took place over the course of multiple years as funding was available. We developed creative solutions, shopped around, and made budget conscious decisions. With a limited budget but a great vision, each library was changed! Now, we have moved onto the classroom. Come hear about our redesigned model classrooms at each level and see how furniture and technology can impact learning. We will share our experience, show pictures, hear from teachers and students, and even take you on a virtual tour of some of our redesigned spaces! 

Speaker: Amy Uelmen and Jackie Markowski 

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice 
Convention Track: DATL

How do you frame out a district vision around Keeping Kids Safe Online to shift the dialogue to responsible use? Participants will hear from district teams that leverage the Wisconsin standards for Information and Technology Literacy (ITL), data, equity, trends, and cross-initiative implementation strategies to create a culture of empowered, digital-aged students. Discussions will also focus on emerging topics around screen time, cybersafety, social and emotional learning alignment, family engagement strategies, and smart technologies.

Speaker: Chad Kliefoth and Beth Herman

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate  
Convention Track: LPD

There are many Google tools, apps, extensions, and features available to assist struggling learners or students with special needs. These technology tools can super-charge active learning techniques to create inclusive, universally designed classrooms. In this lively, interactive session, participants will learn how tech tools can provide a catalyst for teachers to embed systematic instruction for students with disabilities within the context of general education environments.

Speaker: Eric Benedict, Anna Cliff and Scott Fernholz

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice 
Convention Track: DATL

Mobile technology is driving transformation across all industries. This transformation is redefining what career readiness means and generating a shift in the skills students need to be successful. Get hands-on with iPad and powerful apps that help students build creative skills in any career pathway and prepare them for in-demand careers. 

Speaker: Apple Educator

Strands:
Coming soon!

Jessica Brogley is a Technology Support specialist for the Platteville School District and Academic Staff in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin — Platteville. Besides being a Google Certified Innovator, Instructor, and Streetview Trusted Photographer, she’s also a Level 7 Google Local Guide. She has over 1400 photos with over 3 million views on Google Maps. Now, she’s teaching kids why being an active user of Google Maps is amazing and how that increases technology skills, creativity, consumer awareness, geography skills, and community pride. Jessica will take you through the scaffolding of introducing Google Maps skills to students and provide you with a list of resources and tools for later use. You’ll be able to apply these lessons to your classroom right away!

Speaker: Jessica Brogley

Strands:
Grades: 6-8
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL

Here in Wisconsin, Snow Days are a real thing and they can be very difficult. Come listen to how the School District of Random Lake has worked out how to continue instruction on a Snow Day using tools such as Schoology, SeeSaw and even Facebook.

Speaker: Lisa Itson, Steve Willis and Michael Trimberger

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice
Convention Track: DATL

Concurrent Sessions Round Five

9:30 - 10:30 | Wednesday

Would you like to help your students develop a growth mindset where they set their goals and stay focused with passion learning experiences? Vision boards or “Dream Boards” are amazing visual tools that can help keep your students motivated and determined to make their career-driven future a reality. Join Naomi Harm as she explains and showcases what vision boards are and how their display of key words and creative images can help students focus on a purpose and get what they want out of life. She will discuss how to introduce vision boards to your students and show how easy it is to create digital Vision Boards with Google Slides, Docs, and Drawings, and supported with publication tools of Book Creator and Rocketbooks. Come discover how your students can capture their personal stories and develop a growth mindset to help them achieve their goals through creating their very own vision board- that can be represented as a professional portfolio.

Speaker: Naomi Harm  

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: LPD

Your classrooms cannot be a one-size-fits-all model and therefore teachers need to have tools and strategies to meet the needs of all students. But how can we accomplish this task with the wide spectrum of needs in our fully inclusive classrooms? In this session, regular and special education teachers from Brookfield Central High School will present, “Smackdown” style their favorite strategies and deploy tools to help learners remove the barriers to instruction that exist in legacy classrooms. All grade level educators will receive hands-on experience with these tools so that learners of all ages can wield them tomorrow.

Speaker: Andelee Espinosa, Ryan Milbrath, Stephanie Radomski, and Michael Mohammad

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL

For several years, Neenah Joint School District has built capacity for blended learning experiences and digital/virtual learning experiences for students. The combination of polar vortex, ice storms and otherwise inclement winter of late January and early February 2019 provided an AWESOME opportunity to put this capacity into action! Neenah was able to provide virtual learning experiences for all students in grades K-12. 

Speaker: Matt Anderson

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Advanced
Convention Track: LPD

This session will focus on helping teachers utilize 3D printing technologies within their building and classroom.  You will gain foundational knowledge of TinkerCAD and how it can be used to bring the design thinking process to life!  Based on student feedback and results in the classroom, learning has been extended through the implementation of an extremely popular after school 3D Design Club. Give students the power and knowledge to 3D design projects on their own!  

Speaker: Christine Perkins and Megan Jochem

Strands:
Grades: K-6
Experience Level: Advanced 
Convention Track: DATL

Chrome apps and extensions are digital learning tools that expand and extend the learning opportunities that are possible using G Suite for Education.  This session will highlight some of these effective tools and provide specific examples of how they can be used in elementary and secondary classrooms. We will look at how Chrome apps and extensions can be used by students to create and publish authentic artifacts that demonstrate understanding of classroom content and learning goals and provide entry points for all learners. Participants will walk away with hands-on experiences, sample lessons and resources, and classroom applications.

Speaker: Jennifer Schlie-Reed

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL

Come join us to get a backpack of tech tools to incorporate your reading and writing curriculum specifically The Reading and Writing Units of Study. Some examples we look forward to sharing with you include various ways to incorporate readers response, collaborative feedback and learning among students and teachers, and developing research with creative presentation options.

Speaker: Helen Xiong, Heather Stanley and Caitlyn Kiefer

Strands:
Grades: K-6
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL

With the transformative times we are living in, we leaders need to recognize that teacher engagement in their own professional development is a critical element to classroom success. Personalized learning is an instructional model that supports the engagement of all learners but can often be challenging when working within our current structures. Time often isn’t on our side. This means we need to leverage technology and creatively rethink professional learning to address the current times. Come learn about the four keys to teacher engagement through this interactive session where you will leave with tangible ideas to engage teachers and transform adult learning in your school/district.

Speaker: Amy Arbogash and Paul Hermes

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice
Convention Track: LPD

You’ve created a learner profile, now how are you using it? Learner profiles are meant to be living documents that are continually updated and provide insight into a learner’s readiness, preferences, beliefs, aspirations, passions, and experiences. They help identify where a learner comes from and where they are going. During this session, participants will explore effective strategies (i.e. alignment to career paths, social emotional learning) to leverage learner profiles in their educational setting and support learner-centered environments.

Speaker: Dria Setter, Eric Hill, Kate Sommerville, and Brenda Vogds 

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: LPD

Through social media posts created specifically by students to Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, a school’s story can be told so as to positively leverage social media to tell a school’s story.  As research shows, mobile devices and specifically social media, is not going away.  Who is telling your story?  If it’s adults, this presentation will show you specifically how to utilize tools and students to better tell your story through the building up of relationships utilizing social media.

Speaker: Clay Reisler

Strands:
Grades: 9-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: LPD

Disproportionality in public education generally occurs because of a lack of awareness of disparate impact.  Generally, educational outcomes that are not equitable occur when schools and districts engage in “business as usual” without attending to the unintended consequences of those practices. In order to see these unintended consequences, systems must be able to see those patterns of inequitable outcome and to begin to create action plans to address them by changing various parts of their systems. In this session, participants will learn how to use data to identify patterns of disproportionality and how to create action plans that will help reduce those inequitable outcomes. This model of identification and problem solving have been used effectively in numerous districts in Wisconsin, and nationally, and is the plan cornerstone of the National Technical Assistance Center for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. 

Speaker: Kent Smith and Milaney Leverson

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice 
Convention Track: LPD

Use digital storytelling tools to help your students create and share what they learned by helping them develop their creative and innovative abilities. In this workshop, we’ll discuss how digital storytelling can be used in any classroom from elementary to high school from math to history.  Join us as we discuss apps and web-based tools and helpful strategies for implementing digital storytelling in your classroom. We will explore the writing process through the lens of digital tools that support student writers through brainstorming, drafting, composing, and publishing their work.

Speaker: Aggie Salter  

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL 

Is that ANOTHER G Suite update? What’s the name of that newest/coolest tech tool this year?  How are teachers using “x” tool to transform their classrooms? AND how the heck do you stay up on all these iterations?  These are questions we as Tech Integrators love! During this session, we’ll try to answer all these questions while filling you in on the biggest updates in EdTech in 2019 and then show you how can do it too…by creating an awesome Professional Learning Network filled possibly of Twitter, Instagram, Facebook friends and their podcasts and blogs they write. 

Speaker: Scott Fernholz and Eric Benedict

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL 

After traveling to the Library of Congress in Washington DC for a professional learning institute dedicated to school librarians collaborating with classroom teachers to use primary sources to engage students, build critical thinking skills and construct knowledge, I am excited to share knowledge and strategies with other educators. Using digital primary sources in the classroom supports the Inquiry Practices and Processes integrated into the Wisconsin Standards for Social Studies and the Knowledge Constructor and Digital Citizenship strands of the Wisconsin Information Technology Literacy Standards. In addition, these digital materials provide equitable access to reliable resources for all students in all districts. In this session, we’ll explore the Library of Congress, the Digital Public Library of America, and Recollection Wisconsin, as well as include strategies for using them. You’ll learn how to locate and analyze quality web-based primary sources in multiple digital formats to support personalized learning and enhance your curriculum.

Speaker: Monica Treptow and Emily Pfotenhauer

Strands:
Coming soon!

Middle school students love to use technology in the classroom but are we encouraging the skills they need to be future-ready? In this session, participants will learn how to use free tech tools that promote STEAM skills in the classroom. The tools discussed will expose students to new skills and encourage forward thinking. These tools can be used in traditional environments or are easily adapted to one-on-one environments. Join us as we discuss how these tools can be used for student-driven learning, student presentations, projects and peer collaboration.   

Speaker: Shanna Martin

Strands:
Grades: 6-8
Experience Level: Novice  
Convention Track: DATL 

We live in an interconnected, rapidly changing world. The goal of education is to prepare our next generations to meet the challenges and expectations in our society in which students need to be innovators, problem solvers, and flexible thinkers. Our classrooms must promote the development of leadership skills, active learning, creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, time management, and organization in order to prepare students for the future awaiting them. Join middle level educators as they describe how incorporating Design Thinking into the curriculum throughout the school (including Enrichment community service projects, ELA reading and writing work, and elective offerings) has engaged learners in developing these 21st century skills of being innovative designers, knowledge constructors, and problem solvers in order to make a difference in their communities. If you attended last year’s session, this is a continuation of the story. 

Speaker: Sarah Jacoby, Julie Wessel, Michelle Simons, and Shane Radosevich

Strands:
Grades: 6-8
Experience Level: Intermediate 
Convention Track: DATL 

Just Google it, right? The practice of searching and finding instructional materials online has become commonplace with the increase of leveraging of digital tools in classroom instruction. Consider, what determines quality in said instructional materials? What are the permissions and usage rights attached to said instructional materials? Is it aligned to Wisconsin academic standards? Are these materials accessible to all learners? Are they equitable and inclusive? This session will address access and equity to high-quality instructional materials for all learners through high-impact instructional practices in all content areas.

Speaker: Kaye Henrickson 

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate 
Convention Track: DATL

Think of Google Docs as Clark Kent and Hyperdocs as Superman! This session will explore what Hyperdocs are, how to create them, and how they can transform learning. Come and learn how to utilize this superpower to create engaging interactive texts, student portfolios, and project-based student-choice lessons. Other Hyperdoc powers that will be demonstrated include uses in PLC’s and professional development. There is no kryptonite for learning!

Speaker: Jake Crase  

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate 
Convention Track: DATL

Equity and access are critical to serving the needs of all students. In this session we will share how our co-teaching/co-serving model benefits all students and how technology supports our work as a professional learning community to accelerate learning for all students. We will explain how technology shapes our classroom practices and fosters student engagement. You will get a peek into many of our daily practices that help us and our students achieve success. You will leave our session with ideas for engaging students and assessing their work as well as strategies for managing the shared planning, assessment, and teaching tasks in a co-taught/ co-served classroom. 

Speaker: Michelle Walny and Chris Sheff

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice  
Convention Track: DATL

Our district invests great time and effort in offering quality professional development for staff to impact learning in the classroom. We focus on modeling the integration of technology in staff meetings, inservices and leadership meetings as well as offer many opportunities for staff to become comfortable with technology both professionally and personally. We will share our creative professional development plan that includes Breakfast Bytes, choice and voice at inservices, self-directed professional development through our Apple Core program and more.  Also learn how we use tools like BreakoutEDU, Goosechase, Quizlet at a large scale with all 300-500 staff!  We will also share our data to show the results on investment in PD! 

Speaker: Amy Uelmen and Jackie Markowski 

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice 
Convention Track: LPD

Did you know that over 50% of jobs will require an engineering mindset by 2020? Help your students gain digital skills they can use for a growing number of jobs that require digital literacy! Free curricular units from Google’s Applied Digital Skills are designed for learner collaboration, addressing student proficiency on ISTE & CS standards, and building essential digital skills using G Suite applications. Experience this engaging resource, first as a learner and then as an instructor, as we explore the curriculum and it’s possibilities together. 

Speaker: Mike Patterson

Strands:
Coming soon!

Experience an interdisciplinary math and science lesson as Apple Distinguished Educators share how the new Everyone Can Create learning materials help students observe, synthesize, and share learning through creative expression. A Numbers spreadsheet becomes the canvas for visualizing data through drawing, and a promotional video comes to life in Clips. 

Speaker: 

Strands:
Coming soon!

The Wisconsin Alliance is a group of Districts that have joined the Student Data Privacy Consortium through the DPI.  This consortium offers two tools at no cost to districts:  1) Sample contract language to use with vendors to provide a legal and consistent expectation for student data privacy and 2) A list of apps that meet the standards established and defined in the sample contract.

You will leave this session knowing the criteria for selecting apps as well as who you can work with around the state when purchasing, selecting and negotiating software purchases.  If you don’t already have access to the consortium, we will also help you gain access to the resources.

Speaker: Annette Smith, Jen Loetz, and Brian Casey

Strands:
Coming soon!

Come to this interactive session where you can learn to create a Gimkit and play a Gimkit. Gimkit is a live classroom quiz game that makes learning fun and engaging. Students compete in a game-show like environment and teachers get data broken down by student and by question. It has been described as a Kahoot on steroids. It is easy for teachers to create a kit by importing from Quizlet or by creating their own. We have played Gimkit with other teachers to show them what it is like and they love it. They were also able to immediately use it in their classrooms.

Speaker: Angie Denewellis and Jessica Mock

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL