Concurrent Sessions Round One

10:25 – 11:25

001. Leveraging Professional Development: What's Best for One Isn't Best For Al
This session will discuss strategies implemented to use professional development as an opportunity to design opportunities for teachers to improve their craft. The session includes gathering feedback for necessary offerings, planning sessions, and gathering feedback to determine effectiveness.

Speaker: Adam Hengel

002. What's New with Google EDU
Google for Education will present on the latest product releases and features while sharing helpful resources to help your classroom or district “Go Google.” Join to learn what’s new, how to get more involved, and to share your feedback!

Speaker: Anne Nash and Picciolini Britton

003. Going Global in the Early Elementary Years
This session will share resources, tools, and ideas of how to go global in your classroom. I will share our experiences as a classroom teacher with specific lessons and examples. I will also provide a list of global projects that you can join when you get back to your classroom!

Speaker: Barbara Harmann

004. Technology to Support Teaching

With so much technology “out there”, it is hard to harness what is best and easiest to use to track student progress……keep parents in the loop…..and to push your curriculum forward. Come and partake in this session to see some tools that can be easily implemented at any grade level for teachers and students alike.

Speaker: Helen Xiong

005. Forging Strong Community Relationships to Accomplish a Shared Vision
Students are more likely to succeed when schools collaborate with the broader community to accomplish shared goals. Come get ideas for effective community engagement from Oshkosh Area School District, which led a dramatic turnaround of district-community relations.

Speaker: David Gundlach

006. Tech Tools That Make an Impact in Your Science Classroom
We will provide attendees an overview of some of the technology tools that we use to make connections with our students and make science instruction more personalized.

Speaker: David Taebel and Eric Benedict

007. Access Abilities: Designing for All Learners

More students are coming to school with a wider variety of special needs. And teachers are exploring new ways to not only support these learners, but to also personalize every student’s learning experience. 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: Apple

008. Nearpod & Screencastify: The Perfect Technological Combo in a Data Driven Classroom
Implementation of formative and summative assessments is quick, efficient and useful when using Nearpod and Screencastify.

Speaker: Kim Leisgang and Kyrstn Bergh

009. Seesaw: An Online Digital Portfolio and Communication Tool
Seesaw is an incredible online digital portfolio that is free. It is an app as well as a website that can be accessed on ALL kinds of devices. As a media specialist, I have used it with students as young as K5. As a classroom teacher, I am using it with my second grade students this year. Students can use this online portfolio to document their goals, show growth, and share projects that wouldn’t otherwise be documented or seen by parents. Seesaw allows my students’ parents to see their goals and projects with just one click. Students can upload documents, links, notes, pictures, videos, drawings, and so much more. Students can now add captions and a voice recording to their pictures as well to explain what they made or what is happening. My students are using this resource weekly to show reading fluency, share their word sorts, show projects they made in the Maker Space that can’t go home, write academic and behavior goals, share projects they made on iPads at school (that cannot go home), and take pictures of the great things happening in our classroom. This powerful online portfolio is easy to use, free, and accessible on any device so anyone can use it!

Speaker: Kimberly Benedict

010. Beating the Odds at a WI Title I School

Title I schools have the odds stacked against them in helping their students achieve success. In this presentation, Kristen Moisson and Sue Ann Eicher will discuss the use of technology that helped Jackson Elementary School earn five straight Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition awards. The school’s state ELA scores grew from 14% below the state average to 10.6% above the state average in just three years. Come learn about the high-impact practices they brought together to personalize learning and help their students succeed.

Speaker: Kristen Moisson and Sue Ann Eicher

011. Connecting the Dots for Students--Building Relationships That Support Students in Achieving High Levels of Rigor
Looking to significantly increase student learning outcomes and decrease negative student behaviors? This session is for you! Teachers hold a lot of expertise in how to design standards-based instruction and assessment, but in order to see the best impact, students need to be able to connect the dots too! This session focuses on how as educators we can support our students in achieving high levels of rigor by building relationships and being transparent about our learning intentions and success criteria. By connecting student feedback and formative assessments to our success criteria, we can identify how to meet individual student learning needs and personalize their learning to ensure all students succeed.

Speaker: Laura Montez

012. Targeted ELA Conferencing Using Digital Forms, Backchannels, & Bulletin Boards
Gather practical and easily implemented digital conferencing ideas for your ELA classroom. Using a hands-on approach to targeted conferencing, Paul will help you conference in a more focused way that will allow you to formatively assess, reteach, and connect meaningfully individually, in small groups, and in whole-class settings.

Speaker: Paul Walter


Google “Keep” Married “Google Docs” and Lived Happily Ever After!

Never heard of Google Keep? Not surprising. It has been around since 2013, but because of other competitive note taking systems (Evernote) on the market, it probably was not on your tech radar. Google Keep has made a big step into the Google apps suite as it works cohesively with Google Docs. Students can now create a sophisticated online note taking system that works beautifully with Google Docs. Imagine drag and dropping “Post It” notes into a Google Doc. Students can share/collaborate notes which work great for group work and reading clubs. Teachers may also like the the “Grab text from Image” feature. (i.e. Take a picture of your whiteboard or anchor chart and watch Google Keep extract the text from the image and make a note that can be dropped into Docs. ) In this session, you will be shown the potential of this technology, walked through many of the deeper level features, and shown examples how Google Keep is actually being used in the classroom.

Speaker: Tom Story

014. Capturing the Intangible
Ideas, thoughts, and concepts are intangible…how can we capture them and harness their power? In this session, we will explore GSuiteEdu tools and other web-based tools to capture ideas (brainstorming), thoughts (back-channeling), and concepts (assessing). Tools that will be addressed in this session: Google Docs/Forms/Slides, Padlet, Today’s Meet, Answer Garden, Kahoot, Mentimeter, PollEverywhere, and more.

Speaker: Tricia Louis Richland

015. Learning Visually

Visuals work in the classroom because they grab students and allow an entry point to learning — and because they sum up pages and pages, even chapters, of information that would take a reader hours to process. Interactive infographics and data visualizations make kids want to immediately start clicking around to see what’s what. For a teacher who prioritizes an inquiry-driven classroom, that’s a great starting point. Infographics and data visualization are not just for consumption though, teachers and students can also challenge the learning process by creating original graphics for themselves. Join Diana Laufenberg in an investigation of a wide range of sites that include a vast array of visually engaging educational resources

Speaker: Diana Laufenberg