Concurrent Sessions Round Five

8:15 – 9:15

057. From Consumption to Creation: Fostering Student Engagement Across Content Areas

In this session, learn how our team is giving students the ‘keys to the content’ by leveraging our student chromebooks as a tool for creation rather than consumption. Our school is a community of diverse learners, many of who come from homes with limited access to technology. 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. Learn how a creation focused classroom is providing students with interest base entry points into the curriculum and see the tools our teachers are using to support learners of all abilities as they take on the role of content creation.

Speaker: Mackenzie Wissink and Lindsay Hermsen

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

058. Free Tech Tools to Engage Today’s Middle School Student

Middle school students crave control over their learning and are highly engaged when using technology in their lessons. In this session, participants will learn how to use free tech tools—of which they may or may not be familiar—in new and different ways. The tools discussed allow students to have more choice and voice in their learning, and can be used in traditional environments or easily adapted to one-on-one environments, as well. Join us as we discuss how these tools can be used for personalized learning, student presentations, projects and peer collaboration.

Speaker: Shanna Martin

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

059. Introduction to ISTE’s Educator Certificate in WI

Come and learn about a new opportunity for Educators and Leaders to become certified in the ISTE Educator Standards.  We will look at what the certification entails, how and where the certification is offered, and peak into the Student, Educator, and Leader ISTE Standards.  We will connect these standards to WI Future Ready and the WI Information and Technology Literacy Standards.

Speaker: Beth Clarke

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

060. Future Ready: Keeping Kids Safe Online in the Digital Age

In the age of data privacy and digital citizenship, schools are taking on larger roles in keeping kids safe online. Social and emotional learning is the connection to perspective and the ability to understand how decisions will affect others.Collaborative leadership teams are important in establishing planning for implementation of instructional programming as well as the engagement of stakeholders – community, parents, district teams, etc.  Students need to demonstrate empathy, compassion, respect, and intelligent behavior while navigating and making decisions online. Come ready to participate in discussions about the connection between online student safety and social and emotional learning, and interactively navigate resources to help embed these skills in the learning experience.

Speaker: Chad Kliefoth, Beth Herman, and DPI Department of Justice representatives

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

061. Engaging MS Learners as Creators and Innovators Through Design Thinking

We live in a very interconnected, rapidly changing world. The goal of education is to prepare our next generations to meet the challenges and expectations presented to them by a rapidly changing society in which students need to be innovators, problem solvers, and flexible. Our classrooms must promote student ownership, which is proven to be engaging and motivating. They must further 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 Building Businesses and Community Service projects, Social Studies and Science Projects, Elective offerings, and Maker Space) has engaged learners in developing these 21st century skills of being innovative designers, knowledge constructors, and problem solvers.

Speaker: Julie Wessel, Lisa Rettler, and Michelle Simons

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

062. Wisconsin Information and Technology Literacy (ITL) Standards in the Age of Personalized Learning

Come interact with a panel of leaders discussing the role of the new Wisconsin Information and Technology Literacy standards in the age of personalized learning. Dialogue will focus on the instructional, program, and building level connections to empower your students. This interactive sessions with include a toolkit of district resources ready to take back to your district professional learning communities and leadership teams.

 

Speaker: Janice Mertes and Chad Kliefoth

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

063. Give Students a Voice

Encourage creativity, problems solving, communication and sharing with all of your learners using Classkick, PearDeck, Seesaw, Explain Everything to name a few (All choices have a free version). Many of these apps are available on a variety of devices. In this high energy, engaging session 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. Be ready for some fun, a lot of knowledge, and the skills you need to begin using with your learners right away!

Speaker: Kurt Knueve and Rita Mortenson

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

064. Let’s GOOGLE Together: Get Organized On Growing Leading Educators

Join us to take a look at how we led 40 educators through the Google Certified Educator Levels 1 and 2 programs. During the presentation, we will share how we helped build leaders in each of the secondary buildings to promote the use of technology and Google Tools. We will show you how we ran our courses through a learning management system, how we ran our face-to-face sessions, how we used the Google modules to drive online discussion, and how we ultimately transformed the instruction for our teachers.

Speaker: Reginald Smith and Rebekah Cveykus

Strands:
Grades: 6-12
Experience Level: Advanced
Convention Track: LPD

065. Getting Out of the Education Silo Using Collaboration

Historically, the siloed or segmented curriculum has been fairly commonplace in the classroom. Math teachers focused on math, science teachers taught science, and English teachers focused on English—and never the two shall meet. But as students focus on each topic individually, they may be less proficient with the material, since they do not study complex, real-world applications or understand how interrelated subjects affect each other. Fast-forward to today!. The instructional environment is changing as more teachers look to one another—and to other subjects—in an effort to make their curriculum more engaging and interesting for students. By giving students hands-on projects as formative assessment, the Silos have come down for Chilton’s eighth grade ELA and Social Studies classes. Come to this session and see how teachers can effectively bring these subjects to life and ignite a passion in their pupils that siloed curriculum can’t touch.

Speaker: Ann Bartel, Melissa Ebert, and Mackenzi McVey

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

066. Model Tech Classrooms: Growing Our Practice

Our session will showcase how we have built our Model Tech Classroom program to deepen the integration of technology in our classrooms. These teachers will explain the coaching process and how they have grown as planners and implementers of technology in their classrooms. Technology integration is not a one-size fits all experience. Come and hear how we have worked to grow our practice and support a variety of teacher needs.

Speaker: Wendy Liska, Brian Yearling, and Kristin Brouchoud

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

067. Google Photos: Shared Learning with Shared Albums

This session will demonstrate how to use Google Photos in the classroom to increased student achievement and streamlined assessment.

Knowledge Goals for the audience:

  • allows for engagement and interaction
  • promote social and blended learning
  • defines/creates culture
  • encourages creativity and achievement

Skills Goals for the audience:

  • engage with students, peers and experts
  • clarify standards and strategies
  • integrate and disseminate course content
  • coordinate collaboration
  • curate outcomes, content and resources
  • assess learner outcomes

I will show how students use Google photos and social media to become content creators, make connections with others and curate evidence of their learning.

I will show how an instructor can streamline assessment and curate evidence of student achievement. This session will also demonstrate other features of Google Photos for personal benefit.

Speaker: Vincent Kuepper

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

068. Tech for All

Looking for ways to increase engagement, streamline your teaching, and provide options to elementary students? Join elementary 2nd grade teacher and STEM/Library Specialist to gather specific grade level ideas within content areas and specialist areas of how to use technology with specific app smashing ideas and projects. Technology is used to increase efficiency and meet learning outcomes for all students by creating an inclusive environment and increasing communication among students, teachers, and parents. Some apps and resources included in demonstrations and tutorials: Seesaw, ShadowPuppet, DoInk, iMovie, Sock Puppets, and much, much more!

Speaker: Meg Eichstadt and Diana Hoffman

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

069. Future Ready: Libraries as Part of District Learning Plans

The wheels of the Wisconsin Digital Learning Plan, Future Ready Schools, and the Future Ready Librarian are all spinning in the same direction! The Wisconsin Digital Learning Plan evolved the process of creating information and technology plans to focus on student learning. Future Ready Schools and the Future Ready Librarian framework provide common language for school library media specialists to work with other district leaders when discussing program planning. Come to this session to learn about how all the gears fit together and how a robust library program will enhance your district plan for student learning while also meeting Wisconsin School District Standards (PI-8).

Speaker: Monica Treptow

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

070. How Students Can Drive Their Learning

Join us to learn more about how STEM Institute, a student-driven, project based learning charter school runs. Our students design their personalized learning plans, goal set, and use standards based grading and proficiency scales to drive their learning. Student work, thoughts, and examples of forms, etc. that we use will be shared.

Speaker: Samantha Kosmer and Nicole Mashock

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

071. Engaging Students Through E-book and Electronic Resources

Engagement is getting kids excited about a topic, interest or curriculum. Learn about library resources that offer students the opportunity to discover their passion.

Participants will:

  • Learn about library electronic resources that are available through the Library Media Center (LMC)
  • Learn ways to effectively promote the use of library resources with staff and student.

Speaker: Renae Ferraro and Shane Fisher

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

072. Robotics and A.I.: Ensuring Students are College, Career, and Community Ready 2030 and Beyond

The first step in preparing students for their future is learning about what that future will be. Learn how the Oshkosh Area School District takes what they have learned about a future dominated by A.I. and robotics and created an educational system rich in experiences of value in 2030 and beyond. Special focus will be given on an optimistic view of this future and how school systems can position themselves to give students skills that will be in high demand.

Speaker: David Gundlach, Kathleen Stephany, and Matthew Callahan

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

073. The Inspiring Turbulence of Personalized Learning: Toto, I’ve a Feeling We’re Not in Kansas Anymore

Personalized learning for students often means that we as teachers need to personalize learning for ourselves. When we jump in to the exciting but terrifying whirlwind of innovation that often comes with personalized learning, we can sometimes look around to find ourselves in a new landscape without a clear sense of how to navigate it. In this session we will share the ups and downs of our adventures over the last three years as we have piloted One-to-One programs, Genius Hours, Learning Management Systems, Mindfulness Programs, and a Dual Enrollment Course. By the end of our session you will have some actionable ideas for engaging students and assessing their work in a personalized learning environment as well as ways to support your own personalized learning as a classroom teacher.

Speaker: Lisa Wathen and Michelle Walny

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

074. Motivating Girls To Lean In to Pursue Passion-Driven Careers In STEM

Are you looking to motivate your girl and young female students to pursue passionate 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