Concurrent Sessions Round Six

9:30 – 10:30

075. Using SeeSaw and Video Pad Pro for Morning Announcements

I have been using these programs to produce video announcements for our school. The teachers access them each day using their BenQ interactive boards in every classroom through a class that I host on the SeeSaw site. The process of creating the announcements each day is an excellent opportunity for me to connect with students in a small group setting as I rotate my “News Team” every 6 days through all four grades.

Speaker: Ken Kortens

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

076. Use Tech Tools for Enrichment & Review During RtI Block

Use technology tools to engage students in the response to intervention time. Web page applications for review and enrichment will be showcased at this session. Use of these applications will allow students to be engaged while you work one-on-one or in small groups with other students. Mastery of topics and/or grade-level standards could be done through Brainpop, Edmodo and Khan Academy. Extra math and typing club could provide practice. Vocabulary development could be worked on in Quizlet, and Kahoot. Current events could be done using Tween Tribune and CNN 10 News.

Speaker: Amy Frank and Aimee Spahos

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

077. Integrating Personalized Learning, Technology, and Student Driven Inquiry into Project Based Learning

Learn how to create a flexible Project Based Learning experience that has student driven inquiry, personalized learning, and technology integration at the core of the design. Teachers will share their journey and creation of multi-age fourth and fifth grade PBL units of study that have high student engagement and success.

Speaker: Melissa Kennedy and Margaret Hill

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

078. Instructional and Technology Coach Meets the Future Ready Coach

Instructional Coaches, Technology Integrators, 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

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

079. A Professional Learning Model for Success

In this presentation, participants will learn about a partnership between Platteville Public Schools and the University of Wisconsin- Platteville in which participants created technology-rich lessons for publication on DPI’s WISElearn Educator Portal. We’ll describe the design of our professional development workshops as well as highlight sample lessons and tools created as result of a state OER Innovation Grant.

Speaker: Jessica Brogley and Lindsay Hollingsworth

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

080. Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Connections to the Digital Age Student

Come learn about the social-emotional learning (SEL) programming connections to support the digital age student. DPI staff will share the connections across social-emotional learning competencies and the new Information and Technology Literacy standards. Learn about the professional learning connections ready to implement with your staff to leverage SEL engagement strategies with students, parents, and building staff. Learn about the connected DPI work around statewide programming and evidence-based resources to take back to your district for all stakeholders.

Speaker: Janice Mertes, Chad Kliefoth, and Beth Herman

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

081. PBS Learning Media – The Gateway to America’s Most Trusted Classroom

Join PBS Digital Innovator, David Olson, to explore PBS LearningMedia. PBS LearningMedia offers access to thousands of free, innovative digital resources designed to enrich classroom instruction and build one-of-a-kind learning experiences! In this session, you will learn how:

  • To leverage PBS’s free digital resources
  • Your students can create dynamic presentations using a digital storyboard that incorporates videos, graphics, and text
  • To create media-rich lessons with an optional quiz feature

Speaker: Kristin Leglar

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

082. Easy Tech Tools to Implement on Monday

Need something new to jazz up your lessons? Struggling to find quick, meaningful formative assessments? No time to sort through the “next best thing” in edtech? Leave our session with ideas and resources you can use in your classroom Monday morning. Improve student engagement by firing up your students with new assessment tools and content delivery platforms such as Triventy, Edpuzzle, GoFormative, Let’s Recap, Nearpod , Quizlet Live and more. Our tech tools will work well in a 1:1 environment or a “technology as needed” classroom.

Speaker: Julie Lundeen and Lucey Lacy

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

083. Google Drawings…Oh My!

This session will explore the multiple uses of Google Drawings in the classroom. This G-Suite hidden gem can be used for far more than just drawing, including; graphic organizers, timelines, annotation, interactive whiteboard, comic strips and more. Come to this session to explore the many uses and take away with templates you can already start using with your students!

Speaker: Stacy Smith-Buckley

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

084. 4 Within Reach: Meaningful Technology Use Linked to Danielson Domains

Technology use in the classroom should always drive educators closer to better instructional practices. In this session we will explore ideas for how educators can use technology to specifically target high leverage, professional teaching practices that aim at the higher domains within the Danielson Framework for Teaching.

Speaker: Brian Yearling

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

085. Collaboration with Calkins: Making the Most of the Units of Study by Leaning on Each Other

Lucy Calkin’s Units of Study for reading and writing have revolutionized the way many districts are teaching literacy, but the changes can be time consuming and overwhelming at first. The solution? Each other! Knowing our colleagues are our best resources, a team of seventh grade language arts teachers and the Literacy coach worked together to implement, plan, and assess in ways that save time, better meet student needs, and result in consistency at their grade level. This session will provide specific examples of how collaboration can work with Calkins including: suggestions on how to share the planning load, strategies for dividing mini-lessons, step-by-step instructions for shuffling students to meet their individual needs, and ideas on how to make the most of combined publishing parties. The session will outline the role teachers and Literacy coaches can take to collaborate on Units of Study work.

Speaker: Kate Cronk, Diane Maxson, Patty Widlarz, Kristen Gold, and Robin Stein

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

086. School Librarians as Learning Leaders: An Administrator’s Guide

This session provides resources specifically curated for administrators who are ready to reframe and reimagine the role school librarians play in Future Ready learning environments. School librarian’s impact teaching and learning in innovative ways. Go beyond the bookshelves to see how school librarians can be powerful allies in reaching building and district goals.

Speaker: Michelle Folk and Monica Treptow

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

087. Building Student Leadership With Tech Ninjas

A fifth grade student teaching a coding lesson to kindergarteners? A pair of fourth grade students creating a PSA about proper printing etiquette from an iPad? Come learn how a group of 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students managed to bring technology leadership to the forefront at the elementary and middle school level with the opportunity that they will be able to work in the Tech Department as high school students. Hear from the mentors and from the students themselves about their training, ongoing projects, and acquired leadership skills. Be a part of their transformation from student helper to Tech Ninja and learn how you could build your own student tech leaders.

Speaker: Jessica Johnson and Christina Abegglen

Strands:
Grades: K-8
Experience Level: Advanced
Convention Track: LPD

088. What’s in a Minute? How Technology Supported our Culture Shift

Nicolet High School needed to change the culture with regard to tardiness and attendance to maximize instructional time. A change in procedures, the use of communication tools and technology resources resulted in a 65% reduction in tardies and 13% reduction in the absentee rate. Administrators will discuss the culture shift and how it increased instructional time, provided additional time to focus on instructional leadership, created the opportunity for more meaningful interactions with students and improved office operations. Learn how the use of Positive Attendance, PASS+, Tardy Kiosks and Skyward automation made changing our culture a reality.

Speaker: David Coyle, John Reiels and Josh Zimmers

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

089. Your Digital Footprint

Carol Dweck’s work has focused on the ideas of “fixed” and “growth” mindset, yet educators will need to go a step further with these notions to create the learning opportunities and that our students and schools deserve. We need to focus not only what we know, but what we do with what we know. In this talk, George will discuss the idea and characteristics of “The Innovator’s Mindset” (as discussed in the book of the same title), and share powerful examples on why this is so crucial for all educators. George’s presentations are known to be emotional, humorous, all while pushing your thinking, and will definitely connect to your heart first, in a way that will last with you long after this keynote.

Speaker: George Couros

090. Work Smarter, Not Harder: Differentiated Instruction Using Video, Google Classroom and Google Keep

Differentiated instruction is effective when teachers work smarter, not harder. Teachers will learn to use Screencastify, YouTube, Google Classroom and Google Keep to provide differentiated instruction to a heterogeneous class of students.

Speaker: Kim Leisgang

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

091. How to Apply for Subsidized Internet Connections With TEACH

Technology for Educational Achievement (TEACH) is a program administered by the Wisconsin Department of Administration, Division of Enterprise Technology. TEACH subsidizes much of the cost to provide telecommunications access (e.g. data lines and video links) to eligible schools, libraries, and educational institutions. We will show schools and libraries how to apply for TEACH subsidized internet connections.

Speaker: Matt Yeakey

Strands:
Grades: 6-12
Experience Level: Tech Pro
Convention Track: DATL

092. Notebook to Short Film

Short Film and ELA have extremely close correlations. Learn how their similar processes can help drive student achievement and motivation in both categories. Student samples will be shown during our mini-Film Festival. (If time, Empathy lesson integration will also be included.) Popcorn will be first come, first serve!

Speaker: Tom Story 

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

093. Everyone Can Create

Research has shown — that creative thinking leads to deeper student engagement. And when students are more engaged, they take more ownership of their learning. Creative skills help students become better problem solvers, communicators, and collaborators. They explore more and experiment more. They tell richer stories and find their own unique voices. They stretch their imaginations and make connections they might not otherwise make — and carry all these skills through everything they’ll do in school. And beyond. Let’s look more closely at how students can develop and communicate ideas through video, photography, music, and drawing. Gives teachers fun and meaningful ways to bring these skills into any lesson, topic, or assignment. 

Speaker: Apple, Inc.

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