Concurrent Sessions Round Six

9:30 – 10:30

079. Shifting your Professional Development Mindset

Shift your mindset to become future ready! You will learn how one school created a professional development approach that is personalized, engaging, sustainable, applicable, teacher-driven and led. Discover how the professional development structure was designed, along with learning how to format and schedule it.

Speaker: Paul Hermes and Amy Arbogash

080. Google Classroom & Google Suites: Make an Impact with What's New and What Works

Set a course for impactful classroom engagement and watch the achievement soar as you explore the new capabilities and uses for Google Classroom and Google Suites. Whether your classroom is blended, personalized or more traditional, discover ways to use the “magic” of Google to take you and your students to new destinations. Classroom-tested strategies will be shared.

Speaker: Angela Denewellis and Kathleen Hanke

081. 21st Century Leaders --- Tech Friendly Tricks and Apps for School Admins

School administrators will learn technology advanced tips and tricks when making key school decisions. Apps and ideas will enhance their workflow efficiency, club organization, and staff communication, while equipping them with the latest tools for their daily routines.

Speaker: Caleb Hundt

082. Badges, Breakouts & Certifications

Learn how self-paced, collaborative, hybrid online professional development courses lead to Badges, Breakouts, and Certifications providing a differentiated and individualized professional development model. Badges, Breakouts, and Certifications serves as a model of how to change teaching and learning in 1:1 environments. Through earning Badges in data-based fundamental trainings, staff earn the ability to participate in interest-based Breakout sessions. Experiences in Breakout sessions prepare staff for the skills and concepts needed to earn district level Certifications.

Speaker: Matt Anderson and Rocco Marchionda

083. Move Over, Millennials, Here Comes Generation Z

Did you know that Generation Z students’ learning needs are completely different than Generation Y known as millennials? So you may be asking how does my instructional approach and teaching delivery need to change to meet the needs of the Gen Z student population and their 8 second attention span? Come and immerse yourself in this session to discover how Gen Z learns through multi-sensory and multi-touch interactions focused on snackable chunks of content broken down into bite size pieces. Naomi will showcase instructional strategies to capture Gen Z’s learning attention through choice and voice activities to personalize learning, how to redesign your lessons and activities in your classroom infused with brain-based mobile learning techniques, how to create snapshots of visual learning segments, and how you can create and co-design these activities side-by-side with your students.

Speaker: Naomi Harm

084. Using Google Sheets To Analyze & Visualize Data

How do you know if your efforts are making a difference? How do you convey the progress your students are making? Being able to organize, filter, and analyze large amounts of data and package it into easily understandable formats for end users is a valuable skill for teachers and education leaders. We will explore some of the techniques to import, summarize, and graphically display data using Google Sheets.

Speaker: Rick Nettesheim

085. Cultivating Adult Engagement to Personalized Learning

Learn by doing: Personalizing professional learning can inspire and make clear how this can help all learners in a school community. A range of assessment tools, platforms, and technology can be implemented to match learning opportunities to learner profiles to ensure engagement. Learning can be showcased through hi-tech and low-tech means to be transparent to all stakeholders.

Speaker: Robin Anderson

086. Staff Development That Works

Building a solid staff development plan is a challenging process. With limited time during the school year, and the desire to personalize the content for a diverse group of learners, I set out to design and implement a program that would meet some specific goals. The learning had to be authentic, and reflect the new technology throughout the district. Staff members had to have options in how the learning was presented, including online and in person. Once the basic skill set was met, staff would use what they learned to drive and guide their next steps. In this session, I will describe the development process, discuss our key stakeholders, outside partnerships, and showcase our three tiered approach. I will also outline the specific skill sets chosen, and showcase how the initial 3 year plan was outlined. A full review of accomplishments and challenges from year 1 will be discussed, along with adjustments made as we move forward.

Speaker: Scott Christensen

087. Screencasting: Making Thinking Visible

Screencasting is a powerful way for students to visualize their thinking. This session will focus on integrating screencasting into your instructional practices and creating opportunities for students to demonstrate their understanding. Screencasting allows students to practice speaking and listening skills, give and receive feedback and self-reflect on their learning. Screencasting can be integrated across content areas to create meaningful learning experiences that engage your students and promote the 4Cs. This session will focus on effective strategies for embedding screencasting tools into your learning environment. We will explore apps that can be integrated with G-Suite for Education including Screencastify, Movenote, Explain Everything, Lensoo Create and Snagit. We will also discuss iPad apps that allow students to create powerful screencasts to demonstrate understanding including Explain Everything, Shadow Puppet Edu and Seesaw. Using these tools allows students to create and publish authentic artifacts that demonstrate mastery of classroom content and learning goals. You’ll come away with hands-on experiences, sample lessons, and best practice-based classroom application.

Speaker: Jennifer Schlie-Reed and Caroline Haebig

088. Alternatives to the Traditional Research Paper

This session will provide a technologically different look at the traditional process of research while meeting the standards of argumentative writing. Multiple examples of choices one could offer students as an alternative to the traditional research paper will be included. Resources will be provided for thinking about a research question, creating appropriate queries, evaluating sources, developing a strong thesis, providing strong claims and evidence from text to support, parenthetical reference and source integration citing source techniques, using appropriate transitions and citation verbs.  Some of the tech integration that will be modeled will include: Youtube videos  Screenshots Infographics Prezi Google Slides Google Docs Highlighting tool Easybib Hyperlinks Evaluate sources for credibility Student collaboration

Speaker: Shawn Ptaszynski

089. Become a National Geographic Certified Educator: Phase 1 Workshop

Want to become a National  Geographic Certified Educator? The certification program has three phases, beginning with this workshop: National Geographic Phase 1 Workshop. The program seeks to inspire educators to teach students about the world in innovative and interdisciplinary ways. The experience will provide you with professional recognition and development; connections and community with like-minded educators; and relationships, resources, and perks with National Geographic. After completing this workshop, you’ll move on to phase 2, which involves earning points by completing a set of activities that support you in helping your students learn about the world in exciting ways. Phase 3 consists of completing a capstone project that demonstrates the impact of this type of teaching on your students and the impact on your own learning as an educator.

Speaker: Ann Marshall

090. Don't Talk the Talk, Walk the Walk: Blended Professional Learning

Participants will experience a few models of blended learning. Lead by Ready to Blend certified facilitators, participants will learn how this type of professional learning has been implemented in districts around the state. Participants will also walk away with a simple process to begin planning this type of learning experience in their own district/program.

Speaker: Sami Forster


Learner Profiles: How Teachers Can Discover The Learner in Every Child

How to use learner profiles in your classroom and use them to inform your instruction. By having a better picture of each individual learner teachers are able to remove barriers that keep students from learning and/or demonstrating their learning.

Speaker: Elke Sommers and Joanie Rueth

092. Personalizing Learning Across the Content Areas

Join us to learn how secondary teachers in the Oshkosh Area School District have innovated classroom practices, across the content areas, to make learning a student-driven practice. Learn how they have used the core principles of Personalized Learning and Standards Based Learning to create learning experiences for students that are not one-size-fits-all and do not follow a formula or a recipe. See examples of their practices which provide a wide variety of implementation approaches, learn what the data said about their results and learn how flexibility in the classroom keeps learners engaged and boosts achievement.

Speaker: Kristi Levy

093. Creativity is Essential

Creativity is all but extinguished in some schools and classrooms. Nobody meant for it to happen but with our focus almost exclusively fixed on test scores we find ourselves waging all out war on anything seen as non-essential. In these days of invention and the need for creative problem solving it turns out we in education may have taken the low ground in a time of a coming flood. Join me for a discussion about the need for creativity and some ideas about bringing it into daily learning.

Speaker: Kevin Honeycutt

094. Boosting Literacy in the 21st Century Classroom

Reading and writing lessons have been part of the classroom for centuries.  However, in today’s
electronic world, the methods for teaching literacy has transformed the digital classroom.  Learn how to bring some tech tools into your lessons and empower your students to read and write as much as possible in the 21st Century Classroom. We will share many free and useful tech tools as well as some creative tips and tricks to support literacy in the secondary classroom.  All the tools are Chromebook friendly.

Speaker: Renee Nolan

095. The Marriage of the Classroom Teacher and Media Specialist

Today there are many ways for a classroom teacher to collaborate with their media specialist! The library is not what it used to be and because of this students have the opportunity to personalize their learning and follow their interests to achieve learning outcomes. The purpose of a school library is to bring students together to explore, imagine and gain new knowledge. It builds a sense of community and is a center for learning. Libraries today are not just the books on a shelf, but include the World Wide Web making possibilities endless. Today’s students are the entrepreneurs, the thinkers, the designers, the inventors of tomorrow and we need to provide the resources and opportunity for them to develop the skills of our future workforce. We will demonstrate ways that a partnership between the classroom teacher and media specialist can bring about some wonderful learning opportunities. Some examples that will be explored include: Expeditions and Google Maps projects Inquiry Projects (mini and full) Design Challenges (design process) Breakout box challenges Makerspace & STEM

Speaker: Michele Crispell and Danna Peterson

096. Dynamic Visual Presentations

Visual presentation is becoming more important each day as we strive to process increasing amounts of information as quickly as possible. Even social media sites have begun to make each post more visual and less text-based. To become effective communicators of the future, students need to learn skills and tools for visual communication. This session will investigate a variety of tools and best practices to create infographics, 3D models, collages, slideshows, videos and more.

Speaker: Danielle Brannan

097. Accessibility Topics in the Digital Age

Accessibility is an essential principle in delivering equal educational opportunities for all students, including those with disabilities and English language learners. But accessibility impacts more than students. School and districts also need to ensure that all information provided to the public, parents, guardians and staff is accessible as well. In short, accessibility is part of the education equation. Learn 5 compelling steps along with samples of each to ensure accessibility in your districts or schools.  Topics will include WCAG 2.0 guidelines, Section 508 guidelines, general accessibility and how it benefits everyone, how to approach making your district website ADA compliant, digital resources and tools, tips and tricks to help you and your district meet the needs of all stakeholders.

Speaker: WETL and DPI