Concurrent Sessions Round Two

1:05 – 2:05

015. Time and Professionalism: Tech Tips to Help Administrators be Better at Both!

Technology can be a powerful tool in the classroom, but it can be just as powerful in the office. This session will share a minimum of ten tech tools that administrators can use to save themselves time and/or make their work look more professional. Administrators can take these tools back to their buildings and use them to model technology integration for their building. Tools will be shared that will allow you to efficiently show the new teacher how to navigate educator effectiveness, how to get a PDF of a document a teacher hands you in the hallway without visiting the copy machine, how to annotate (nearly) any website you would like to share with your staff as well as multiple ways to make working with Google Docs, Sheets and Slides more efficient and professional looking.

Speaker: Mark Grunske

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

016. Using Technology for Mindfulness and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

With all of this technology around, it can be difficult for students to get or stay grounded (present). What if we use technology to teach students how to self-regulate and become aware of the present moment? This session will offer apps and tricks to help your students perform better in your classes and on tests.

Speaker: Amanda Semrad

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

017. Revolutionize Your Professional Development Model! No More Sit and Get!

Bored with your professional development model? As a team passionate about personalization for students, we wanted to do the same for staff, so we changed our model from sit and get to one of autonomy. Learn how we have empowered teachers and staff through revolutionizing professional learning for the future.

Speaker: Carrie Mergen, Shawn Galvin, Amy Eckels

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

018. Using Technology and Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Practices to Strengthen Relationships

In this session, participants will be inspired by Zaretta Hammond’s book, Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain, and use it as the foundation for building relationships inside and outside of the classroom. Participants will use high-engagement technology tools to survey, plan, teach, and reflect.

Speaker: Rachel Rubenstein, Jenna McCasland, and Debbie Kennedy

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

019. Team for STEAM With Your Library Media Specialist

Discover how you can team up with your Library Media Specialist and others to bring STEAM to your students. Library Media Specialist JoAnn Hudak and Gifted & Talented Teacher Hanna Rohland share how they work with elementary classroom teachers to deliver lessons on robotics, coding, electricity, and more. Also included are tips on scheduling, collaborating with colleagues, and developing successful STEAM activities for students in grades K-4. Elementary classroom teachers and Library Media Specialists will learn how they can work together to “make STEAM happen” for all students in their schools.

Speaker: JoAnn Hudak and Hanna Rohland

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

020. Level Up Your Literacy Block With Design Thinking

In this session, attendees will see how they can take their literacy instruction to the next level by incorporating the design thinking process & project-based learning activities to connect, apply and extend themes and topics presented in a variety of picture books, as well as allow their students to creatively represent their own writing. Attendees will participate in a short design thinking challenge connected to a book, see examples of several design thinking challenges that have been used with students, as well as have time to plan and explore digital resources and templates for design thinking and project-based learning.

Speaker: Laura Busch

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

021. Your Next Digital Footprint

The good, the bad, and the ugly. If you’re looking at transforming the use and implementation of technology in your district—–this is the session to be at. Check out how Genoa City Joint 2 District worked their technology implementation from the very start to where it has developed to today—– from working with rolling shared carts, to one to one implementation…professional development movements and framework…and from tech teams to how that has developed to what is used today and into the disbursement of technology into their compensation model.

Speaker: Helen Xiong

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

022. What is the Recipe for “Blended Learning” in Wisconsin School Districts?

Join the Wisconsin Digital Learning Collaborative, a partnership between Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), Wisconsin eSchool Network (WEN), and Wisconsin Virtual School/CESA 9 (WVS) in this “recipe sharing”” session on blended learning. What are the “ingredients” needed for blended learning for students and teachers in your district? What variations of the “recipe” are available? How do you know you have “cooked” up a successful menu for personalizing student learning? Sharing how other “executive chefs” (school districts) and their “sous chefs” (teachers and program leaders) have started with basic recipes and are now “blending” learning for their students will be the focus of this session.

Speaker: Dawn Nordine and Nichele Nickels

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

023. Effective Co-Teaching: Our Journey

In this session, we will discuss our journey as Special Education Teachers with 10+ years of Co-Teaching experience. We will cover a variety of topics concerning the evolving Co-Taught class. In particular, we will discuss strengthening the Co-Teacher relationship, collaborative assessments, delivery of instruction techniques, use of adaptive technology, and the effective inclusion of students with Intellectual Disabilities. Paul and Ryan have Co-Teaching experience in all core-subject areas and in a variety of electives. Through the years Paul and Ryan have grown as educators through the many successes and challenges of the inclusive classroom. This is their story.

Speaker: Paul Maier and Ryan Milbrath

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

024. Future Ready: Practice What You Preach: Personalizing Professional Learning to Build Future Ready Staff and Students

Through goal setting and engagement in topics including overcoming the challenges of developing a personalized professional learning model, utilization of personalized learning principles, and alignment of professional development to evaluation systems, participants will learn about a personalized professional development model that empowers staff to identify goals and learning opportunities that grow practice in alignment and support of improving personalized learning environments.

  1. Participants will examine how personalized learning guiding principles are used to enhance the learning of both students and staff
  2. Participants will understand how goal-setting drives personalized professional learning
  3. Participants engage in a personalized professional learning experience

Speaker: Danielle Bosanec and Marty Van Hulle

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

025. Technology Tools to Personalize Your Science Classroom

We will be presenting numerous instructional ways that we have used technology to personalize our science curriculum. Tools such as G-Suite, FlipGrid, PearDeck, Padlet, etc will be presented with a science application. We will also present ideas such as choiceboards/menus with a scientific twist.

Speaker: Eric Benedict and David Taebel

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

026. Exploring a Whole New World: A Place for Virtual Reality in Every K12 Classroom!

Virtual reality has opened up a world of possibilities for students of all ages and walks of life! Come see how learning can extend far beyond the confines of the classroom by exploring Google Expeditions! Attendees of this session will be introduced to virtual reality applications in the EDU environment, Google Expeditions, and the School District of Waukesha’s journey beyond the walls of our classrooms. In addition, this session will empower you by providing practical ideas of virtual reality integration in the learning environment. All attendees will have the opportunity to experience Google Expeditions during the session.

Speaker: Kristin Brouchoud

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

027. Simplify, Streamline, Collaborate and Educate with Your LMS as Your Learning Hub

As districts implement 1:1 and BYOD programs, they are faced with the challenge of learning and keeping track of a myriad of tools in different places for student learning and assessment, portals for e-textbooks, plagiarism prevention, teacher collaboration, teacher web pages, curriculum management and more. Learn how Nicolet High School streamlined the instructional process of creating curriculum materials, student lesson content, learning tools and assessments by making their Learning Management System (LMS) their “Learning Hub.”

Speaker: John Reiels and Lisa Wathen

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

028. Using Pursuits to Build Skills for Who I Want to Become

Learning at Norris Academy uses an intentional Pursuit Process to align learning interest, needs and talents to our Four Dimensions of academic, employability, citizenship and wellness. Learners begin with a problem finding process that allows them to connect real world issues with intentional learning outcomes. Our session will take you through a learner’s pursuits to see how he utilized technology to build his profile, engage with others, curate content to develop knowledge and skills, create his pathway for project management, continuously reflect on his learning, and track progress with intentional learning competencies. You will also learn how technology resources are aligned for Career Talks, Virtual Learning Experiences, Extended Learning Opportunities, and Clubs to create authentic learning opportunities to build background and support the learner through the entire Pursuit Process. Finally, you will hear learners describe how they seek support from practitioners with unique roles to prepare for current and future success on their pathway to graduation.

Speaker: Johanna Noll, Paula Kaiser, Jennifer Nuss, and Ben Beltenfeldt

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