Concurrent Sessions Round One

10:15 - 11:15 | Tuesday

This is a mind-blowing session designed to demonstrate how iPad fits in and stands out with any school workflow or creativity-based activities. The session follows a student’s use of the device through executive functioning practices, G Suite and Microsoft-based activities, file management, using an LMS, plus all the Apple differentiators like mobility, AR, creativity, and apps.

Speakers: Joe Robinson 

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novie
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: SA, IC, DA, IT, CI, TI, LMS, GE

Take your students beyond the classroom walls and into some of the world’s most iconic locations for rich and immersive learning experiences – no permission slips required. Blast off to the Johnson Space Center, learn about careers in the NBA, join EA Sports to learn about the magic behind Madden Football, explore NASAs Goddard Space Center, Travel to Mars or visit the John Deere facility. Discovery Education virtual field trips are fun, educational, and free! Discovery Education has partnered with some of the most innovative organizations to create no-cost, dynamic tools, contests, and experiences designed to connect students, teachers and families. Where will you take your students?

Speakers: Rita Mortenson 

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: IC, IT, CI, TI, LMS, GE

Security is an important and broad topic that is ever present in today’s changing world. However, security can pertain to all areas of the educational environment including securing the physical premises, student/staff data, and network traffic. As a leader for your organization, it is important to have a handle on each of these core areas but knowing where to start can be overwhelming. Join this session to learn about the process of increasing security for the district.

Speakers: Jennifer Lotze and Tracy Habisch-Ahlin

Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice
Track: LPD
Audience: SA, DA, IT

All too often, those of us in educational leadership positions work far too many hours and struggle to achieve a healthy work/life balance. When we are overwhelmed, under-rested, and have limited personal time for the people and things we love, our ability to lead effectively is compromised. In this session participants will learn simple strategies for leveraging the most basic technology tools that everyone has access to in order to manage work and time effectively and achieve a healthy work/life balance.

Speakers: Erin Kohl

Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice
Convention Track: LPD
Audience: SA, DA

What does formative assessment look like in today’s schools? It’s not about taking a test; it’s about gathering information in real-time to make sure the needs of all students are being met. This session provides actionable information to make formative assessment meaningful (so it counts), sustainable (so it lasts), and scalable

(so everyone in your school does it, too). This interactive session isn’t about the tools, but how you use them to gather data that tells a story of student learning. You’ll walk away with practical tips to check for understanding with technology during whole class, small group, and individual lessons including ideas for assessing project-based and inquiry-based approaches and ways to evaluate data and communicate results with families.

Speakers: Monica Burns (Keynote Speaker)

Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice
Convention Track: TBD
Audience: TBD

Harness the power of technology to lift the level of your students writing and reading. Check out some technology tools you can add into your curriculum, specifically The Reading and Writing Units of Study.  You can create engaged and passionate readers and writers by bringing student voice and choice to your classroom. Be prepared to see creative ideas on tools, such as Jamboard, Kami, Google Sites/Slides, Flipgrid, Book Creator, Anchor, DoInk, and Screencastify can extend all students learning.

Speakers: Christine Perkins and Megan Klein

Strands:
Grades: K-6
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: IC, TI, GE

Create learning activities that engage students and get them moving. Our adventure will start with a hands-on get out of your seat activity and progresses through several activities where you learn what is possible while you complete the activities. This session will show you how to unlock the full potential of Google Forms for education. We will examine ways to use Forms to create interactive activities that utilize the unique functions of Google Forms. We will look at creating Amazing Race interactive lessons and digital breakout rooms. This session will provide you instruction on the potential of Forms, Google Maps, and other tools to create adventures for your own students.

Speakers: Benjamin Brazeau 

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate 
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: IC, TI, LMS, GE

This workshop will layout ideas that you as the teacher can do tomorrow in your class. We will use existing websites and apps to mold your music class into the 21st century. It will not require the teacher to be the technology guru, but they will look like a super teacher. The students will be engaged and excited. They will be given ownership of their learning along with tools to show others. They can also show. When students are given choices to show their learning they will thrive. I will show examples of student achievement as well as ideas for your classroom. We will use computer-based as well as iPad-based lessons.

Speakers: Cathy Houchin

Strands:
Grades: K-6
Experience Level: Novice
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: GE 

This session will focus on how to take the learning gained from a year of teaching 1st grade in person and virtually simultaneously and translate it into sustainable and powerful practices for future years of in person learning. We will explore the benefits of using a bitmoji classroom, the many features of Seesaw, Pear Deck, and other useful digital tools within the early elementary classroom. Participants will be encouraged to try out and modify ideas presented to best fit their classroom needs. Let’s reclaim a challenging year and use the tools and lessons from it to make us stronger teachers!

Speakers: Beth Mikkelsen and Laura Plaza

Strands:
Grades: K-6
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: IC, TI, GE

As educators, we work hard to keep our students safe in our physical world. Just as we protect our students in the physical world educators must strive to do the same in the digital world. Before disclosing information about students in the virtual world, it is best practice to vet online resources. How do resources use students’ information? Will they sell student email addresses to third parties? How will student information be safeguarded by the resource? Does the resource align with the curriculum? Join this session to learn how to vet resources to make sure they align with instructional goals and meet student data privacy standards.

Speakers: Jennifer Ambrosious

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Tech Professional
Convention Track: LPD
Audience: SA, IC, DA, IT, CI, TI, LMS

NCWIT (National Center for Women and Information Technology) has free programs and resources to support your efforts to recruit and retain more students into your computer science courses. Their Aspirations in Computing program is aimed at encouraging and supporting girls interested in computer science. Their research-based resources support improved pedagogy and help make your classroom for inviting, equitable and inclusive. The CSTA WI-Dairyland has its CS Resources Library with much proven teacher-developed content available. They also support a monthly CS newsletter, a Google Group of nearly 700 WI educators involved with CS and PD efforts such as those at Marquette U’s PUMPCS.

Speakers: Joe Kmoch and Olivia Dachel

Strands:
Grades: 9-12
Experience Level: Novice
Convention Track: TBD
Audience: SA, CI, GE

Assistive technology is defined as any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of a child with a disability. Many students in our schools use high- or low-tech assistive technology to participate fully in their classroom lessons and activities. This session will share examples of assistive technology and examples of how they increase student access. Come learn about assistive technology and how the Wisconsin DPI’s AT Forward project is working to expand the discussion about assistive technology in our schools.

Speakers: Cassie Frost and Jennifer Schubring

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track:
Audience: SA, IC, DA, IT, CI, TI, GE       

We know we are preparing our students for jobs that have not even been invented yet, so we need them to have collaboration, communication, problem-solving, and self-direction skills so they can be ready to live life on their own terms. In this session, I will share how we have moved towards embedding those skills in every classroom, so all our learners have equitable opportunities to succeed at the highest levels using technology as a tool to transform the learning experience.  The session will include practical suggestions for adaptive tools. Our learners have used these tools and created evidence of mastery of many standards as well as our highest ACT scores in five years.

Speakers: Deidre Roemer 

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: SA, IC, DA, CI, TI, LMS, GE

Wisconsin experienced a transformative shift in learning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Come join this roundtable discussion to understand how innovation and flexible learning options will shape the future of learning-centered school design and future-ready student skills. Participants will have access to key student resources, district planning, and professional learning goals as well as data and trends guiding leadership decisions. Digital Learning + innovative Instructional Design = Tomorrow’s Equitable Practices.

Speakers: Janice Mertes 

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: LPD
Audience: SA, IC, DA, IT, CI, TI, LMS, GE

Concurrent Sessions Round Two

12:45 - 1:45 | Tuesday

Learning with the iPad can help make musical access possible for learners. Switch Control, GarageBand and a tactile music interface called the Skoog can support learners in all levels of musical interest and ability! Learn from Apple Distinguished Educators as we share stories of access around music instruction for all learners. We will explore classroom supports and organizational structures to provide all learners with meaningful exploration and learning surrounding music. This hands-on session is sure to have you tapping a beat! Everyone loves music!

Speakers: Melissa Piette and Tammy Trzebiatowski

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice 
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: SA, IC, DA, IT, CI, TI, GE

Hello Google users. Already a Google user and looking to learn some time saving tips and tricks? Ready to load your toolbelt with some creative ways to use some of the many Google features? Join me in this energetic presentation and leave with a lot of ideas you can begin implementing immediately. I will share some new features in Google that I have found to be extremely beneficial, along with some must haves that can help transform your classroom or school. Learn best practices while using the collaborative features of Google Docs, Slides, Drive and a few more Google applications. Let’s get going with Google.

Speakers: Rita Mortenson and Teresa Voss

Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate 
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: IC, IT, CI, TI, LMS, GE

When teachers, create lessons, projects, and assessments, they change and modify tools to fit the needs of their learners. Teachers are as diverse as the learners in their classrooms, so this session will show how teachers can reflect and communicate their growth within the EE framework by leveraging a variety of digital tools. Please join us for a conversation about how we, as teachers and administrators, can make the Educator Effectiveness process simpler, more meaningful, more effective, and less stressful on everyone.

Speakers: Amanda Patterson, Kerry EutingMariah Thimm, and Andy Reiche

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice
Convention Track: LPD
Audience: SA, CI, GE

In a day and age of lifetime licenses, it is more important than ever that we as Wisconsin educators explore pathways for credentialing and competency-based certifications based on our field of expertise and skillsets. If you are a digital leader in your district (instructional technology director, network administrator, director of innovation, etc.), the CETL – Certified Educational Technology Leader – certification may be for you. The CETL is based on a body of knowledge defining the skill areas critical to today’s educational technology leaders: leadership and vision, understanding the educational environment, and managing technology and support systems.

Speaker: Jennifer Lotze and Kaye Henrickson 

Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice 
Convention Track: LPD
Audience: SA, IC, DA, IT, CI, TI, LMS

The ability to create and innovate are essential tools for success in our changing world, but educators who wish to embrace change in the classroom may worry about losing control and predictability. Teachers often struggle to tackle contemporary standards that feature verbs such as design, assess and create.  Myron will share how recent global shifts, COVID, and other forces are suggesting there are things we need to change. 

Join this session to examine ways we can design instruction so that content acts as the ingredient for exploration, inquiry and problem-solving. Myron will share an assortment of concrete tools and ideas gleaned from his experience in his own school, and ideas borrowed from others. 

Speakers: Myron Dueck

Grades: K-8
Experience Level: Novice 
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: IC, IT, CI, TI, LMS, GE

As schools tackle blended learning and distance learning, building teacher capacity includes an understanding of the benefits and challenges of using digital tools to reach and support students and families. In this session, Monica Burns, author of Tasks Before Apps, will take you through strategies for reviewing curriculum goals,

setting up structures and routines and examining traditional best practices through a blended and distance learning lens.

Speakers: Monica Burns (Keynote Speaker) 

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: 
Convention Track: 
Audience: GE

Professional learning can happen across distance! Because we are now all comfortable utilizing video conferencing platforms, we can provide learning opportunities for adults leveraging these virtual options – access from anywhere!! That said, let’s learn how to intentionally design professional learning events that are engaging and powerful in a synchronous setting. Catering to all of the networks of the brain, we will discuss designing strategies for access, engagement, and expression for the learners.  You will see a framework for cadence and examples that are successful.  Those who deliver Professional Learning will want a seat at this session!

Speakers: Beth Clarke

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate 
Convention Track: LPD
Audience: SA, IC, DA, IT, CI, TI, LMS

Harness the power of technology to create a multitude of audio and video projects. Give students a voice in your classroom, provide alternative methods to demonstrate mastery, and create opportunities for peer evaluation. In this session, we will explore how to create audio-video projects that showcase student learning. Participants will learn a variety of tools to create products of learning and explore tools to create their own products to take back to their classrooms. We will look at the process from creation to award shows and all the steps in between.

Speakers: Benjamin Brazeau

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate 
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: IC, TI, LMS, GE

Educators need to empower all learners and create environments that give students opportunities to share voices and create opportunities to become agents of their learning. The Universal Design for Learning foundation serves to eliminate barriers and creates opportunities for learners in classrooms. In this session, we will share with you an overview of UDL principles, how Learner Profiles can be utilized to create learner agency, and our favorite apps, extensions, tips & tricks to meet the needs of the learners in your classroom with high tech, low tech & no-tech options. Participants will leave with a variety of tools, strategies, and resources that can be utilized across content areas.

Speaker: Andelee EspinosaShannon Maki, and Jamie Silver

Strands:
Grades: 9-12
Experience Level: Novice 
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: IC, CI, GE

This session will show people how to use virtual tools to show immediate feedback to students after lab activities in science classes. I will show you how to use tools for physics, chemistry, and earth science. Topics will include speed, velocity, forces including friction, torque, energy, and fluids in the area of physics. Bond angle, solubility, gases, acids and bases, and reaction rate in chemistry. Atmosphere, weather, water, solar system, and stars in the area of earth science.

Speakers: Paul Fredrickson

Strands:
Grades: 9-12
Experience Level: Novice
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: CI, TI, GE

This past school year, teachers and learners have spent more time learning in a digital environment than ever before. Come learn about 10 tools that are effective in Virtual, Hybrid, or In-Person learning environments. This session will begin with an overview of the three environments and the historic use of technology within each. We will then explore 10 different technology resources going beyond the ‘what’ of each tool, showcasing their features, the uses for them within each environment, and how they can be used to increase student learning and engagement.

Speakers: Cassie Frost and Pamela Hitz

Strands:
Grades: 6-8
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: IC, CI, TI, GE

Come and learn how to integrate Ozobots and 21st-century coding skills into every content area. You will see first-hand how this type of integration sharpens computer science skills, critical thinking, and understanding of the engineering process through the use of constraints, all while sticking to curricula standards. Learn how to use these bots, as well as how to think creatively about aligning its use with your instruction to see how you can help your students flourish! We will discuss how we have utilized Ozobots into math, science, social studies, and ELA at a 5th grade level in our middle school setting.

Speakers: Teresa CypertMary Jo CanhamEmily Franke, and Chad Lehman

Strands:
Grades: K-8
Experience Level: Intermediate 
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: IC, CI, TI, LMS, GE

In a world where technology plays more and more of a role in the instruction happening in classrooms, how can educators be sure they are using technology in a way that is productive and creative as it prepares students for their futures? Sometimes the hardest parts are knowing where to begin and knowing how to integrate the teaching of content with the teaching of technology. We a book, Technology iCan Statements, for that reason. It is a resource we hope teachers of elementary students will use as they design lessons, activities, and projects for students that integrate developmentally appropriate skills related to both content and technology.

Speakers: Felecity Treptow and Brendan Kelly

Strands:
Grades: K-6
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: SA, IC, DA, IT, CI, TI, LMS, GE

This session will highlight the impact of initiatives focused on creating, updating, and implementing district library plans with Future Ready tools, as well as offer strategies for making these plans integral parts of district goals and initiatives. A panel of school librarians will share information about how they are writing and implementing library plans focused on making district-wide positive impacts and how administrators can both support and utilize this great work. In addition, those working on their plans will have the opportunity to ask questions and find support for their process.

Speakers: Monica Treptow

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: LPD
Audience: SA, IT, CI, LMS

Learn how the Green Bay School District leads in-house, hands-on experiences for students to inspire leadership in technology. See how you can leverage resources within your school district and community to inspire students to lead with a career in technology.

Speakers: Jennifer Ambrosius 

Grades: K-8
Experience Level: Novice 
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: IC, IT, CI, TI, LMS, GE

Are you looking to enhance Project Based Learning with digital tools? Look at projects that have involved podcasts, digital brainstorming, and other digital tools as a way to create equitable experiences for all students by providing multiple digital tools as a way to allow all students to have a voice in the project.  From assessments to project management, come explore current classroom tools that will be shared and investigated. As a participant, you will experience the steps to true project-based learning, listen to interviews from students on how PBL has impacted their learning, and experience a “project sprint” in this session. 

Speakers: Adam Hengel and Deidre Roemer

Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Advanced 
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: SA, IC, CI, GE

Concurrent Sessions Round Three

2:15 - 3:15 | Tuesday

Classroom turns your iPad or Mac into a powerful teaching assistant, to help a teacher guide a student through a lesson, see progress, and help keep them on track. You can easily launch the same app on every student device at the same time or launch a different app for each group of students. Classroom helps teachers focus on teaching so students can focus on learning. Schoolwork helps your classroom effectively use the creative power of the iPad. You can distribute and collect assignments, keep an eye on student progress and collaborate one on one with students from anywhere. Schoolwork helps you keep track of progress, so you can tailor teaching to student needs.

Speakers: Felecity Treptow and Melissa Piette

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: SA, IC, DA, IT, CI, TI, LMS, GE 

With the ability to leverage technology tools as part of the creation process, student portfolios have grown in popularity. But what goes into a student portfolio and how can we facilitate the creation of these portfolios in the classroom. In this session, you will learn how we implement portfolio creation at the classroom level using Google Sites. We will cover how to get started, the different designs for a portfolio, how to build the process over time, and create universally designed supports for all learners. We will also spend time allowing you to begin creating your own Google Site portfolio. So, bring your device with you so that you can get a hands-on experience.

Speakers: Mike Mohammad and Andelee Espinosa

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: CI, GE

In this session, learn how 1st, 4th, and 5th-grade teachers found ways to incorporate technology seamlessly into their everyday teaching. You will learn how they use technology to promote student ownership, motivation, and engagement. Teachers will share examples of how incorporating technology into teaching practices has allowed us to motivate and engage students, and to duplicate ourselves in the classroom to reach more students each day through targeted lessons. We will share how this personalized pathway empowers and allows students to work at their own ability and interest level. This has accelerated overall student growth, while engaging students in rigorous academic content.

Speakers: Lindsay HermsenKathryn NobleDustin Joswick, Danielle Fields and Courtney Conery

Strands:
Grades: K-6
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: IC, CI, TI, GE

Phishing is one of the most prevalent malware vectors faced by school districts daily. The State of WI cyber statistics show 246 million malicious emails filtered in 2020. Let us help you get started on building your cybersecurity preparedness plan and provide practical tips to help you develop your school district’s cybersecurity competency and avoid biting the bait.

Speakers: Jennifer Lotze and Tracy Habisch-Ahlin

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice 
Convention Track: LPD 
Audience: SA, IC, DA, IT, CI, TI, LMS, GE

As the Pandemic has pushed teachers and students to learn more digitally there has been more of a need for effective digital assessments. Luckily there are many effective assessment tools and strategies available at our fingertips. While it is easy to use tools like Google Forms to create multiple choice quizzes and worry about how to limit “cheating,” that may not be the most effective means of finding out what students know. We will give you the tools you need to assess your students and the strategies that best allow students to show you what they know. Along with giving you these resources, we will show you how this works in a high school Biology classroom and other classrooms.

Speakers: Brandon Berrey and Keaton Anderson 

Strands:
Grades: 9-12
Experience Level: Intermediate 
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: IC, IT, CI, LMS, GE

This session provides a foundational overview of requisite beliefs and skillsets culturally responsive educators possess and prioritize in purposefully designing and facilitating learning experiences that provide ALL learners, and in particular students of color, true access to meaningful deep learning. Explore how culturally responsive beliefs and instructional moves (grounded exclusively in the work of scholars of color) related to building relationships, cultural competence, equitable access to high level learning, lifting up identity, and critical consciousness can be intentionally leveraged through digital designs that can be incorporated in face-to-face, hybrid, and virtual contexts.

Speakers: Kim Stieber-White

Strands:
Grades: 6-8
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: 
Audience: SA, IC, CI, TI, GE

Join the ISTE Educator Certification Team as we unfold the numerous possibilities that the ISTE Educator Certification beholds. We will lift up the dozens of reasons over 1000 educators, leaders, LMS, and coaches have received their certification, what the certification entails, and how you can do it, too! It is now all virtual so it is easily accessible and can fit into anyone’s schedule. Come join the group for valuable information!

Speakers: Beth Clarke

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate 
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: SA, IC, DA, IT, CI, TI, LMS, GE

In this session, participants will learn how to integrate technology in a purposeful way without added hours of professional development. A leadership team will share their experiences on how they made actionable steps to achieve their vision of anytime, anywhere learning. During the first year of a 1:1 iPad rollout, this team embedded coaching and co-teaching experiences, calibration walks, collaborative teams, and stakeholder involvement to lead technology integration. Join the team as they discuss their setbacks and successes as they continue to lead post-pandemic.

Speakers: Carrie MergenMari Ruosch, and Shawn Galvin

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice
Convention Track: LPD
Audience: SA, IC, CI, TI, GE

This session will focus on the federal requirements relating to Accessible Educational Materials (AEM), IEP team guidance for the determination for AEM, and resources for requesting AEM.

Speakers: Stafy Duffy and Kathy White

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice 
Convention Track: 
Audience: DA, GE

This session would include strategies for teachers to implement in their classrooms to increase student choice and voice. It has been proven that when students are given choice in their learning, they are more vested in what they are doing. Student-centered learning has also been a focus in my classrooms and has shown results. Session is divided up into 4 sections:

  1. Introduction: Our journey to Student voice and choice
  2. Strategies for voice and choice in the curriculum
  3. Giving Voice and Choice in Virtual Learning
  4. Voice and Choice outside the curriculum

Speakers: Carmen Ames

Strands:
Grades: 6-8
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: IC, CI, GE

Our students are our number one priority. As leaders, we want to see them strive to be their best and find their passions. To support students interested in the field of technology, learn how your department of technology can inspire students to explore a career in technology. Participants in this session will learn how one school district built a student-led technology help desk to support the ongoing needs of the technology department.

Speakers: Jennifer Ambrosious

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Tech Professional
Convention Track: LPD
Audience: SA, DA, IT, CI, TI

For the past three years, Bowler School District has been studying and implementing an initiative focusing on Universal Design for Learning (or UDL) and part of that is going one to one Chromebook student ratio. This mind shift in education has helped our students learn in various ways that may not have previously been an option for them prior to UDL implementation. UDL focuses on breaking barriers in curriculum and giving students equal access to learning opportunities. UDL is a proactive approach to learning that focuses on engagement, multiple representations of information, and student choice. We (the Bowler 5/6th grade staff) have found Seesaw and UDL to be highly effective tools.

Speakers: Jody Siahaan and Jesse DuQuaine

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

How do you make personal connections for your students using your content? Textbook stuff is important, but we are changing the “how” we deliver content. Through the use of inquiry-based learning and content book studies, we are changing the way we engage learners. This session will put you in your student’s seat. Work through the design process and be ready to apply in any classroom. We will use experiences from our AP BioPsych Bundle course to demonstrate how we have connected Biology, Psychology, and Statistics through multiple project-based learning experiences.

Speakers: Kevin Martin and Terry Wick

Strands:
Grades: 9-12
Experience Level: Novice
Convention Track: LPD
Audience: SA, IC, DA, CI, LMS, GE 

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is working with educators and researchers to develop resources that support all districts with making culturally and linguistically responsive and sustaining teaching and learning actionable. The Engaged Educator Coalition Hub, housed in WISELearn, provides tools and processes for educators to examine their own identity and learn about the histories, cultures, and values of a pluralistic society; create spaces for belonging; ensure that learning objectives and tasks are culturally and linguistically responsive and sustaining; and evaluate their curricular resources for bias. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice.

Speakers: Annette Smith and Tamara Mouw

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice 
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: IC, IT, CI, TI, LMS, GE

How are districts connecting digital literacy, computational thinking, and computer science in a K-12 plan? Come learning about the new state initiatives, the state computer science plan, instructional resources, professional learning networks, and support opportunities with our key partners. The session will have participating districts share in roundtable discussions and Q&A opportunities.

Speakers: Janice Mertes and Chad Kliefoth

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: LPD
Audience: SA, IC, DA, IT, CI, TI, LMS

Concurrent Sessions Round Four

8:15 - 9:15 | Wednesday

Break out the bell-bottoms and dust off the platform shoes and we will groove to the disco beat and learn about the best chrome extensions, add-ons, and apps for your google workspace! Can you dig it? Break out the bell-bottoms and dust off the platform shoes and we will groove to the disco beat and learn about the best chrome extensions, add-ons, and apps for your google workspace! Can you dig it?

Speakers: Tricia Louis

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: TI, GE 

Live life in the fast lane where you can easily find what you are looking for in your drive. We are speeding into a zone where documents are coming at us from every angle. We will learn how to organize our drive, preview items easily, move documents, share documents, and other little hacks to FIND documents in google drive with advanced search features.

Speakers: Kaitlyn Maratik 

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

In this session, you will learn how to pair tools with literature to build rich lessons that incorporate technology, art, and music. As librarians, we believe that bringing literature to life ignites a love of reading and reading readiness while enhancing literacy, technology, and thinking skills. You will see first-hand examples of interactive lessons using such tools as Ozobots, Beebots, and Microbits as well as other creative projects that will have your students using career and college ready skills such as teamwork, cooperation, communication, and problem-solving. You will leave with lessons and resources to get you started bringing your books to life!

Speakers: Janet Sager and Melinda Menting Lemke

Strands:
Grades: K-6
Experience Level: Novice
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: TI, LMS, GE

COVID forced educators to push their limits further than they had been stretched before. Teaching students in your classroom is one thing, but balancing students in the classroom while teaching students through a screen at their home is another level of difficulty. As vaccines roll out and schools are better prepared in keeping students and teachers safe, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, but will it be the normal we were accustomed to? What is at the end of the tunnel? We will talk about how the new normal may require aspects of the pandemic teaching norms, and what we were doing pre-pandemic. Circling back to discussing strategies to accomplish the new demands.

Speakers: Jesse Schwingle and Isaac Walters

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate 
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: SA, IC, CI, GE

This session will highlight the 2020 WI ELA standards that now overtly call out lifting up and examining identity and non-standardized language in texts and student opportunities to create written and spoken texts that reflect their identities and cultures, including non-standardized language use. We will also examine digital texts that can serve as exemplars and explore how digital tools and platforms can provide students opportunities to create multimodal texts. Become better equipped to do this important work with students and get energized considering how we can incorporate more texts and learning opportunities in which ALL students’ humanity and realities are recognized and celebrated.

Speakers: Kim Stieber-White    

Strands:
Grades: K-8
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: 
Audience: IC, CI, TI, LMS, GE

Bring your favorite (or least loved) standard to the session and we will work on designing assignments that are in alignment with the standards and creative and motivating. Critical thinking on the web, global connections, student collaboration, making thinking visible, and students making a contribution will be some of the design concepts applied in the workshop. 

Speakers: Alan November (Keynote Speaker)

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: 
Convention Track: 
Audience:

In this session, we will focus on Pear Deck, a technology tool that allows for the incorporation of multiple learning elements into the classroom including learner voice, multiple instructional modes, and timely actionable feedback. This presentation will give you hands-on experience with these tools from the student and teacher perspectives. In this session, we will also take the time for you to add Pear Deck interactions to a current Google Slides Presentation in order to deploy it in your classroom. So, bring in a presentation that you use. The goal is to give educators the why, what, and how of Pear Deck so they can use it as a tool to unleash the voice of learners, tomorrow.

Speakers: Mike Mohammad

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate 
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: TI, LMS, GE

The Planning Elementary Digitally Supported Disciplinary Literacy Framework (PEDDL) was created by Colwell et al. (2020) to help K-5 teachers incorporate digital tools to enhance literacy in core subjects. Participants will learn how to identify appropriate disciplinary literacy practices, select multimodal texts, assess literacy with a variety of tools, and use digital resources to meet the learning and cultural needs of diverse students in upper and lower grades. In this session, teachers will be given a practical step-by-step guide to assess technology use in their current curriculum and learn a variety of new, simple strategies to integrate technology supporting literacy growth.

Speakers: Kate Van Haren

Strands:
Grades: K-6
Experience Level: Novice 
Convention Track: DAT
Audience: IC, CI, GE

This session will focus on helping teachers utilize 3D printing technologies within their building and classroom. You will gain foundational knowledge of TinkerCAD and how it can be used to bring the design thinking process to life! Based on student feedback and results in the classroom, learning has been extended through the implementation of an extremely popular after-school 3D Design Club. Give students the power and knowledge to 3D design projects on their own!

Speakers: Megan Klein and Christine Perkins

Strands:
Grades: K-6 
Experience Level: Novice
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: SA, IC, TI, LMS, GE

Looking for ways to motivate girls and young female students to pursue passion-driven careers in STEM? Join this session to discover innovative STEM approaches to empower the next generation of female leaders through a “lean-in” classroom culture of practice. Naomi Harm will share and model learning experiences of how to motivate girls to “lean in” and pursue passion-driven STEM careers with insightful research practices. A variety of mentoring strategies and STEM activities will be modeled to provide the much-needed access and equity to hands-on learning experience to build a young woman’s learning confidence. These activities will include effective practices focusing on local community-based programs, global social causes and design challenges, virtual internships and mentorships, and coding and robotics resources supported with digital literacy and media tools. You will leave this session empowered with new teaching and learning ideas, and a collection of resources to inspire, mentor, and model STEM career choices for ALL girls to pursue their passion-driven careers in STEM.

Speakers: Naomi Harm 

Strands:
Grades:
Experience Level: 
Convention Track: 
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Learn how Apple Distinguished Educators empower students to demonstrate their learning in creative and engaging ways. With apps such as Clips, Keynote and Pages you have the ability to redefine how students demonstrate learning. With Clips, you’ll explore how to capture and share learning moments with features like live titles (closed captioning), filters, stickers, and more. Learn first-hand how easy and transformative it is to add closed captioning (live titles) to videos. With Keynote, we will show you how you and your students can make some amazing animations, and with Pages and the camera, there are endless possibilities. 

Speakers: Rita Mortenson and Tammy Trzebiatowski

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: IC, IT, CI, TI, LMS, GE

We were prepared. We had a plan. We took reasonable steps to protect our students and staff from bad actors, but it wasn’t enough. School districts are easy targets for malicious activity because of the wealth of data they maintain. This session will share how you can increase the cybersecurity posture of your district in a reasonable amount of time and without significant struggle. Cybersecurity is the responsibility of every teacher, staff member, student, and family. The threat is real, and it is time to respond!

Speakers: Jennifer Lotze and Tracy Habisch-Ahlin

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice
Convention Track: LPD
Audience: SA, IC, DA, IT, CI, TI, LMS, GE

Are you looking for ways to incorporate technology, engage students in the learning process, and assess their understanding of content knowledge? Do you want to encourage your students to learn 21st-century skills, as well as enhance their ability to collaborate with peers? Learn about how you can utilize podcasting to do just that! Podcasts have become popular in recent years and through this process, students can learn how to synthesize information, engage an audience, and edit audio. Students love creating relevant media and this is a wonderful way to do just that alongside teaching other critical skills.

Speakers: Teresa Cypert and Chad Lehman 

Strands:
Grades: K-8
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: IC, CI, TI, LMS, GE

Opening doors to access for all learners through the use of powerful assistive features built into iPad can increase all learner’s ability to communicate and showcase their learning through creation. During this session, we will also explore ways to customize learning, increase feedback, and positive interaction with print throughout the writing process. Participants will learn about the importance of using these tools for ALL learners and will have access to powerful learner templates to support this culture of access in their classrooms and schools. 

Speakers: Melissa Piette

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: SA, IC, IT, TI, GE 

In this session, we will demonstrate strategies to build a classroom community wherein learners feel less intimidated by testing and become self-directed to own their data and their skills. We will connect the data to the skills learners have and incorporate student-driven projects as interventions needed for skills. The audience will leave with some concrete plans and strategies they can take back to their schools to teach learners how to be assessment capable and resilient. 

Speakers: Chris Miller and Deidre Roemer

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: SA, IC, DA, CI, TI, LMS, GE

Authentic learner ownership takes place when learners are encouraged to have meaningful interactions with peers. We can foster this ownership through intentional feedback and opportunities for collaboration. What is the first step to make this possibility a reality? We will start from the beginning of our journey with how we implemented creative collaboration and choice boards in hopes that you leave with something to jump-start learner ownership in your own classrooms! We will walk you through how we have turned peer feedback into a promising practice that we have implemented through professional learning, coaching, peer observations, and collaboration between teachers and staff.

Speakers: Amy EckelsCarrie Mergen, and Shawn Galvin

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice 
Convention Track: 
Audience: SA, IC, GE

Join us to get active with learning strategies that will challenge you to incorporate technology while increasing critical thinking, communication skills, transfer new information and motivate students. Recently, we changed to a block schedule. This required us all to rethink how we structure our class time to increase motivation, transfer and retain new information, improve our critical thinking skills, and of course engage our students after a pandemic. We will share our strategies that worked and provide you with new tools that you can bring back to your classroom tomorrow.

Speakers: Valerie VerhunceKelly Schulz, and Dustin Burg

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Tech Professional
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: SA, IC, CI, TI, GE

This session will provide a variety of ready-to-use strategies for implementing inclusive making learning and design thinking experiences. Maker learning offers a powerful way to keep all learners thinking creatively and solving authentic problems.  Whether you want to engage in the whole design thinking process or start small, this session is for you.  Key strategies for supporting this work at the classroom, building, and district level will be shared. In addition, this session will include methods and tools you can use to empower and lead this work in face to face as well as remote learning environments.

Speaker: Caroline Haebig
 
Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: INT
Convention Track: LPD
Audience: SA, DA, CI, TI, GE

The Blended Model Teacher Driven Professional Learning empowers instructional coaches and educational leaders to drive impactful technology and practices in their schools. With this research-based model and data-driven coaching, they can hone their skills in helping teachers address classroom challenges. Giving teachers choice and voice in their professional growth allows everyone to grow and improve students’ performance that goes behind the classroom walls.

Speakers: Aggie Salter and Elizabeth Calnin

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: LPD
Audience: SA, IC, DA, IT, CI, TI, LMS

Want to learn innovated ways to integrate technology in your EC-2nd grade classroom? Then this is the class for you! In this session, you will learn about the Kaukauna Area School District’s journey with instructional technology integration into EC-2nd grade classrooms. You will take away tips and tricks that can be used in classrooms immediately and a list of valuable early learning apps and websites. Ideal for certified staff working with grades EC- 2nd.

Speakers: Angela Brown and Heidi Munin

Strands:
Grades: EC-2
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: IC, TI, LMS, GE

Come to this interactive audience session to find out about the latest DPI and state digital learning updates connected to the Wisconsin Digital Learning Plan and Future Ready programming. Key topics will include:  ITL standard connections, Title IVA, grant programs, digital learning partnerships, effective planning, and budgeting strategies, trusted learning environments, digital age leadership programming, computer science district planning, innovative and personalized learning programming, and digital age leadership programming. Collaborative leadership teams are encouraged to attend to connect to your district vision for the college and career future-ready student.

Speakers: Janice Mertes

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate 
Convention Track: LPD
Audience: SA, IC, DA, IT, CI, TI

Success for ALL students! When technology tools and the Universal Design for Learning framework are used together, educators create options for all students to achieve success. During this session, participants will deepen their understanding of the UDL framework/technology relationship, explore the “UDL Blast” resources and apply their learning to their own context. Educators will leave the session with a clearer understanding of how technology can remove barriers for learners.

Speakers: Mia Chmiel and Diane Rozanski

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate 
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: SA, IC, CI, TI, LMS, GE

Concurrent Sessions Round Five

9:30 - 10:30 | Wednesday

At Apple, we’ve been driving technological innovations in education for over 40 years, which gives us a unique perspective on the impact technology can have on education. We believe the future of learning will be defined by these four design principles: Connected, Collaborative, Creative, and Personal. This session will help educators and administrators make the most of technology so they can fulfill their schools’ vision for the future.

Speakers: Joe Robinson

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice
Convention Track: LPD
Audience: SA, IC, DA, IT, CI, TI, LMS, GE

Want to know little hacks and tricks to make life easier? Join me to learn some keyboard shortcuts, how to mute conversations in Gmail, take screenshots, work with split screens, making a google form quiz from a paper quiz, open closed tabs, pre-made text writing with Text Blaze, make appointment Slots on Calendar, use Sir-Links-Alot, add in your Bitmoji to… everything, filter views on sheets, get percentages of student scores on google form quizzes, make scores “pop-out” on google sheets, “print” as a pdf, simple edits to a pdf, change your google theme, have an “enter space” in a google sheet cell and more!

Speakers: Kaitlyn Maratik

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

The need for personalized professional learning is real. The pandemic of 2020 forced many school and district leaders to reconsider what professional learning looked like for educators. This session will recognize why personalized professional learning is important, experience a variety of ways to personalize learning for professionals within their ecosystem and identify how this model fits in their own environment.

Speakers: Dria Setter, Kate Sommerville, and Brenda Vogds

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: LPD
Audience: SA, IC, DA, IT, CI

School communities and atmospheres are all about providing an opportunity for students to feel included. To grow from these experiences; socially, intellectually, emotionally, creatively, and even competitively. Within this particular community students of all social “clicks” have a place to connect. Students who truly want to be a representative of their school but aren’t “athletic” enough to get a varsity letter, or musically inclined to get a music letter of achievement, or even an academic letter, there is a place for them here. By initiating and building an esports community, students who are not represented by your traditional means will have a place to connect.

Speakers: Jesse Schwingle and Mike Dahle

Strands:
Grades: 9-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: LPD
Audience: SA, DA, IT, CI, TI, GE

We are becoming increasingly aware that inequities are inadvertently built into many K-12 educational systems. The data resulting from an equity audit can lead to the interruption of opportunity gaps and liberatory redesign. Perhaps overlooked is the importance of evaluating our catalog of district-sanctioned digital tools and online curricula, purposes for use, and the manner in which students gain access. Consider what questions we need to explore in determining whether our district equity beliefs align with the opportunities ALL students deserve to access deep and relevant learning at grade level, no matter what the achievement data and learner labels placed upon them appear to indicate.

Speakers: Kim Stieber-White

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate 
Convention Track: 
Audience: SA, DA, IT, CI, TI, GE

Change starts with a lot of questions. How do we shift culture? How do we help support teachers with Edtech tools? How can we support our highflyer teachers to make an impact on student achievement? DCE 20/20 is a program designed to help form a community of teachers who are committed to creating engaging learning opportunities for their students, continue to grow in their profession, and extend their reach within their school buildings and beyond. We provide monthly coaching to each of our DCE 20/20 members, they share their learning and experiences with colleagues and their schools. We have watched a new community form on our campus’. We will share our three-year plan and resources.

Speakers: Tammy Trzebiatowski and Felecity Treptow

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: LPD
Audience: DA, IT, TI

This session will discuss research-supported teaching practices that allow an educator to build a culturally responsive classroom with the use of appropriate technology tools. Topics will include the importance of relational capacity and how to effectively and continually build student relationships, teaching and learning protocols for how to incorporate culturally responsive activities using high-tech and low-tech options and creating the space for students to represent their culture and background. You will be able to walk away with ready-to-use classroom strategies as well as information to help you to continue to develop and grow your CRT understanding.

Speakers: Tara Aures and Maggie Gugel

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: IC, CI, GE

#IamRemarkable is a Google initiative empowering women and underrepresented groups to celebrate their achievements in the workplace and beyond. Our Goals: Improve the self-promotion motivation and skills of women and underrepresented groups. We will look at thought-provoking statistics that can challenge the social perception around self-promotion. Each participant will engage in an activity and reflect with the group with rich discourse. This is such a powerful movement – join us!

Speakers: Beth Clarks and Kate Van Haren

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: SA, IC, DA, IT, CI, TI, LMS, GE    

Education doesn’t allow for a final end state. If we think we have arrived, we are going to get left behind. More than ever before online learning, digital learning, blended learning, and emergency remote learning are here to stay. Do we take them as serious as we take other learning modalities? Do we apply resources, time, leadership, and a commitment to quality the same way we do for brick and mortar classrooms? Come join a conversation around what is happening in the field of online learning as we discuss critical components of planning and reflecting on continuous improvement in the area of online learning.

Speakers: John Jacobs

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: SA, IC, DA, IT, CI, TI, LMS, GE    

You likely know that emotional development and social skills are essential for school readiness, but you may be wondering why you should include engineering in your early learner classroom or are unsure how it relates to Social Emotional Learning. Join this session as we showcase and model how to incorporate engineering and play-based learning activities that provide real world context of opportunities for children to empathize, make responsible decisions, actively listen, collaborate, and develop and model a STEM growth mindset. The Discover The Unique Individual You STEM picture book will be available for purchase at the end of the session.

Speaker: Naomi Harm

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Experience Level: 
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Learn how Apple Distinguished Educators empower students to create interactive portfolios, animations, movies, visual infographics, interactive links, and more, with fun animations, personal illustrations, and customizable shapes using the Keynote app on iPad and Mac. More than a presentation tool, Keynote gives students a powerful way to visually think through stories and ideas. In this session, we will take participants down a path of using Keynote as a tool for students to express themselves creatively. Participants will walk away with an interactive journal of their own filled with examples, ideas, and instructions. Exemplars for all grade levels will be showcased to spark creativity.

Speakers: Rita Mortenson and Melissa Piete

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: IC, IT, CI, TI, LMS, GE     

Telling our stories helps connect our students, families, and community to the vital work we do each day. Our stories build positive relationships with families, business leaders, and the community. Many communities have a greater number of members who never had or no longer have a direct connection to our schools. Effective communication and connection with our full community benefits our children and our schools.

Speakers: Jennifer Lotze and Tracy Habisch-Ahlin  

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice
Convention Track: DATL 
Audience: SA, DA, CI, TI, LMS, GE 

Cute Bitmojis and digital classrooms have infiltrated our education system throughout the COVID pandemic. Kids, too, enjoy these fun digital spaces and can benefit from them in a variety of ways, even when learning in a traditional classroom setting. In this session, you will learn how to create a Bitmoji room from scratch, as well as how you can make it a resource location for all students, but especially for fast finishers and those that require extension work. Bitmoji rooms utilize a variety of media and can serve many purposes in many different classrooms!

Speakers: Teresa Cypert and Mary Jo Canham

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL 
Audience: IC, CI, TI, LMS, GE

Take a journey with us as we discuss the path the Wausau School District is taking through Blended Learning. We’ll start by outlining the Blended Learning mini conferences we held pre-pandemic to introduce our 6-12 teachers to this flexible learning model. Next, we’ll discuss how moving to a virtual and hybrid model in spring 2020 impacted the perception and goals of our district’s Blended Learning model. Finally, we’ll discuss the lessons we’ve learned this past year and how we plan to change our approach to leading teachers forward with Blended Learning. During this session we’ll challenge you to think about what school could and should look like in 2022 and beyond.

Speakers: Reginald Smith and Rebekah Cveykus

Strands:
Grades: 9-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: LPD
Audience: SA, IC, DA, IT, CI, TI

Six years ago, Lincoln Elementary in Janesville, began down the path of reimagining teaching and learning. This session engages participants through storytelling, conversation, and practical strategies that detail how one school is pushing beyond the buzzwords and leaning into the barriers, successes, and learning opportunities of personalization.

Speakers: Shawn GalvinCarrie Mergen, and Scott Fuller

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: LPD
Audience: SA, IC, DA, GE  

Are you looking for an easy way to talk about curriculum? Google Classroom is here to help! Learn how to create quick formative assessments that can be used during grade collaborative meetings to pin-point students that may need extra help. It also will help teams use common assessments.

Speakers: Kathryn Berg and Emily Barber

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

Learn how to use video/photo editing and production tools such as greenscreens, iMovie, Touchcast Studio, Pixelmator, Photoshop, and others to create a collection of storytime videos for your students.

Speakers: Matthew Cheek 

Strands:
Grades: K-6
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: TI, LMS, GE

Do you still send a newsletter to your students or staff? Is it a traditional newsletter written in paragraphs? How about adding a video to your newsletter? In this session you will be learning about some options to take your newsletter to the next level. You will be shown how to incorporate a video in your newsletter and a way to easily archive the newsletters. Using Google apps, you can create free interactive and engaging newsletters for this digital age. I will show how to use Google Slides, Docs, Sites and video recordings to build a new style of newsletter. 

Speakers: Ashley Pfeifer

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate  
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: SA, LMS, GE

Media literacy is an increasingly important tool for our young people. In this workshop, you will practice using methods to evaluate online media with educators who recently became PBS Media Literacy Certified and staff from PBS Wisconsin Education. Your participation in this session will put you in the right direction for starting your first PBS Media Literacy Credential!

Speakers: Jen Kobylecky and Peg Billing

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate 
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: IC, TI, LMS, GE

Call it blended model, hybrid, or online learning. I call it Empowered learning. Empowered learning is the best practice in today’s world, and its what students need to prepare for the jobs and fields that are yet to be invented! You will explore and walk away with student-tested resources that not only work in all learning environments but also empower students to do the impossible. Resources will include the newest tools to create an Empowered Learning environment in your classroom. Whether you are online (synchronous or asynchronous) or face to face, this session is for you. I will share lessons, formative and summative assessment tools, and extended learning resources.

Speakers: Aggie Salter

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate 
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: SA, IC, DA, IT, CI, TI, LMS, GE

Technology in the classroom has taken on a new role recently as my co-presenter and I have experienced life as full-time virtual high school teachers, and then we moved to teaching classes mixed with in-person and online learners. During this whole process, we have explored and utilized different technologies to build a positive learning environment for our virtual students. This session will look at the lessons we have learned–both success and failures– on using technology to build and blend those classroom learning environments as educators, feedback from the students and parents’ online experience, and how today’s new classroom changed our practices but not our expectations.

Speakers: Andrew Johnson and Chris Herriot

Strands:
Grades: 9-12
Experience Level: Intermediate 
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: SA, IC, CI, TI, GE

In this session, we will explore how to use design thinking across all content areas. We will use hands-on learning approaches to have all participants work through the design thinking process. We will model a book and activity that allows teachers to not only learn about the process but experience it for themself! By doing this, participants will learn how they can use the process in their classroom to provide students with hands-on maker experiences regardless of the content they teach.

Speakers: Adam Bold and Ryan Kallie

Strands:
Grades: K-8
Experience Level: Intermediate 
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: IC, CI, TI, LMS, GE

As technology leaders, we constantly worry about our systems being compromised. Join us for this Wisconsin DPI moderated panel discussion where you will learn first-hand what it is like to weather a Cyber incident storm from technology leaders who have lived through one. Hear first-hand lessons learned and receive the kind of advice you can only acquire from experience.

Speakers: Annette Smith and Ed Snow

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice
Convention Track: LPD
Audience: SA, DA, IT

Come join a collaborative dialogue around the themes of equity, innovation, leadership, and learner-centered practices in the digital age. This interactive session will provide updates on instructional components of the Wisconsin Digital Learning Plan – Future Ready programming and district exemplars to support leadership capacity. Some emerging trends that are shaping modern classrooms include Triple E framework, integrated UDL, and tech planning, assistive technology, social-emotional and online safety, digital classroom look-for and goals for educator effectiveness, and instructional coaching. Participants will leave with turn-key resources ready to use in their district and a free book.

Speakers: Janice Mertes and Chad Kliefoth

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate 
Convention Track: LPD
Audience: SA, IC, DA, IT, CI, TI, LMS

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