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Saturday, December 8
 

8:30am

Appropriate Use of Social Networking for Education
There has never before been a more powerful tool for transforming learning than social media. This workshop is for beginners, naysayers and casual users of social media who want to learn authentic, legitimate educational uses of connectors such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Yelp and Edmodo. See how social media can enhance classroom instruction, project-based learning and, personal learning networks. Participants will see dozens of real-world examples in practice and will have ample time to create accounts and begin professional networking.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony VonBank

Anthony VonBank

Digital Learning Specialist, ISD728, Elk River Area Schools
Dr. Anthony VonBank taught secondary language arts and communications for over 15 years, and currently works as a district digital learning specialist in the Elk River school district. His doctoral work in education leadership focused on his passion for systems and innovative change. He also works as a trainer, consultant, and as an adjunct instructor at Concordia Univeristy of St. Paul. Anthony is a frequent conference presenter, an avid blogger... Read More →


Saturday December 8, 2012 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway D/E

8:30am

Build Your Own Textbook
Tired of teaching materials that don't quite fit your curriculum? Interested in learning how you can create your own text materials to go with your growing number of iPads in the classroom? In this session, we will look at how you can use a variety of tools, including iBooks Author and CK-12 and various ePub creators, to help you and your students make books for instruction and learning.

Speakers
RC

Ryan Cox

Director of Instructional Technology, Becker Public Schools
  For more information and resources, go to http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/


Saturday December 8, 2012 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway F/G

8:30am

Creating Student Engagement Using VoiceThread

VoiceThread, developed at the University of North Carolina, is a collaborative tool that allows users to post images, documents, video and other media artifacts and add comments in five different ways. This workshop will showcase how VoiceThread is used to encourage and foster student engagement. This innovative teaching practice allows teachers to support their students’ learning by providing different experiences to meet individual learning preferences and needs.

 

**Note presenter change due to cancelation by Nesrin Bakir


Speakers
avatar for Jen Legatt

Jen Legatt

Library Media Specialist, Hopkins North Junior High
Jen Legatt is a media specialist and tech integrationist who is energized by engaging learners in meaningful, authentic ways. Envisioning how to expand learning experiences out of the walls and bells of traditional classrooms. Mom of two readers.


Saturday December 8, 2012 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway A

8:30am

Game-Based Learning with Google Sketch-Up
Learn how to use the 3D modeling program Google Sketch-Up and the free game engine 3DVia to create highly engaging digital simulations, virtual worlds and educational video games that support Common Core's Disciplinary Literacy standards. This session will start with the very basics of using Sketch-Up and will also expose you to some advanced techniques. We'll also consider the integration and use of these programs in all subject areas and levels.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Slowinski

Mike Slowinski

Library Media & Technology Coordinator, West De Pere Schools
Mike Slowinski is a fourth year Library Media and Technology Coordinator for the School District of West De Pere. He has presented at local, state, and national conferences on a variety of topics including social networking, 21st Century libraries, makerspaces, and game-based learning.


Saturday December 8, 2012 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway H/I

8:30am

GarageBand on the iPad
Have you always wanted to play a musical instrument and create your own music? It’s easy to do with GarageBand on the iPad – no experience necessary! In this workshop, you'll explore the musical instruments on the iPad, learn to create your own song, edit and mix the song, then share it with your friends. Bring your own iPad with GarageBand installed ($4.99 in the App Store). Be sure to update to version 1.3.

Speakers
avatar for Midge Olsen

Midge Olsen

Reserve Teacher (Music), Minneapolis Public Schools
Music Teacher, retired from Minneapolis Public Schools |   | I'm passionate about music technology! In the 20 years I taught for Minneapolis Schools, I was always an early adopter and user of technology. I taught GarageBand to middle grades students beginning with GarageBand 2. I love the interactive musical instruments in the iPad version of GarageBand. Even very young students can create real music instantly. I've used GarageBand and... Read More →


Saturday December 8, 2012 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway J

8:30am

iPad Applications for Math Intervention

This hands on workshop will inform educators of applications and creative ways to effectively use the iPad in their classrooms to support students struggling with math concepts at the primary and intermediate grades. The presenter will demonstrate how to use the iPad to improve student performance and understanding of concepts through creation, not just consumption. Participants should bring their iPads so they can download and explore the suggested applications as well as the ways to effectively and creatively use them in the classroom.


Speakers
avatar for Jenna Linskens

Jenna Linskens

Education Technology Integration Specialist & Trainer, Education TnT
Jenna Linskens is a Educational Technology Integration Specialist and Trainer to K-20 schools; a webinar presenter and national speaker. She provides project leadership and support to schools including staff development trainings and guidance on best practices for technology integration, instructional design, and e-learning. She was a graduate instructor in Educational Technology for seven years at Marian University, Wisconsin. Prior to Marian... Read More →


Saturday December 8, 2012 8:30am - 11:30am
Lake Superior A

8:30am

Merging Initiatives: Common Core, Content Area Writing and Technology
This workshop focuses on helping learners connect higher-order thinking, 21st-century skills, common core anchor standards and technology. Using an instructional model called Thinking About and Responding to Assignments, participants will learn the structure necessary to create a highly effective content area writing assignment incorporating podcasts.

Speakers
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Judy Peterson

For more information and resources, go to http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/
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Rebecca Stuart

Literacy Coach/Tech Coach, Superior High School
For more information and resources, go to http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/


Saturday December 8, 2012 8:30am - 11:30am
Cedar Lake

8:30am

Using the Cell Phone in a BYOD Setting
Learn tools and strategies for turning your students' cell phones into active learning devices. Even a basic cellphone can do much more than just make calls and send text messages. In this session we will explore free platform-independent tools to enhance learning in a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) setting. Don't forget to bring your cell phone to this class.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Anderson

Carl Anderson

Art Instructor
Art Education, Alternative Education, Innovative Schooling, Education Technology, Equity Issues in Technology & Education


Saturday December 8, 2012 8:30am - 11:30am
Lake Nokomis

8:30am

Digital Storytelling on the iPad
Students thrive when they create content and tell their own stories. Digital storytelling makes stories extraordinary. This workshop will examine the seven process steps to creating digital stories and incorporating them into the classroom using the iPad. Participants will explore a variety of apps for planning and creating stories. Participants should bring their own iPad. Come with ideas, leave with a digital story of your own.

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Little

Caroline Little

Director of Instructional Technology, Inver Grove Heights Community Schools


Saturday December 8, 2012 8:30am - 3:30pm
Lake Superior B

8:30am

Google Apps for Education
Create! Collaborate! Publish! The Google Apps for Education Workshop is a one-day experience led by Google Certified Teachers and Google Apps for Education certified trainers that will transform learning with the free collaborative tools from Google.

Speakers
BF

Benjamin Friesen

  For more information and resources, go to http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/
avatar for Molly Schroeder

Molly Schroeder

Director, Ed Tech Team
Molly Schroeder is a Global Digital Learning Specialist, Google Certified Teacher and Google Educator Trainer. She presents nationally and internationally at conferences, workshops and conventions on how to integrate Google Apps and other emerging technologies into learning. She tries to model Moonshot Thinking and Living in Beta to transform learning for teachers and students. Her background is in Elementary Education and she also holds a... Read More →


Saturday December 8, 2012 8:30am - 3:30pm
Regency

8:30am

iPads: The Ultimate Constructivist Tool
Learn how technology nourishes constructivism while creating thoughtful students. As technology continues to change the classroom, it has paved the way for a constructivist learning environment that can be launched into action by the use of iPads. Participants will be able to produce and modify their own lessons using iPads and apps to increase teacher and student engagement.

Participants will need to bring their own iPads with the following apps already downloaded:

Good Reader

Socrative Teacher

Socrative Student

Explain Everything

PDF Print

Splice

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Armbrust

Kevin Armbrust

Secondary English Teacher, District 480
For a schedule of Saturday's workshop, go to | http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/TIES2012_1002 | | Email questions to karmbrust@onamia.k12.mn.us


Saturday December 8, 2012 8:30am - 3:30pm
Minnehaha

12:30pm

Becoming a Connected Educator
In this workshop, participants will become immersed in ways to connect with other educators around the world to enhance their learning, develop collaborative learning opportunities for their students and close the gap between those who are connected and those who aren't. Come strengthen your network and enhance your understanding of how you can be a connected educator.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Walker

Michael Walker

Secondary Technology Integration Specialist, Edina Public Schools
I am an educator and life-long learner, currently serving as Secondary Technology Integration Specialist for Edina Public Schools in Edina, Minnesota. In previous positions I have taught Math, Computer Applications, Community Building using Technology and coached tennis. In addition, I co-host the EduWin Weekly podcast, showcasing students, parents and educators sharing the good things happening in education. I live in Minneapolis, MN with my... Read More →


Saturday December 8, 2012 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Lake Minnetonka

12:30pm

Create an iBook
An iBook is a media-rich digital book that contains image galleries, interactive presentations, movies, 3D and other animated components. This workshop will show you how to create and publish your own iBook. You will be able to download iBooks from an archive of more than 30 iBooks created by Stillwater teachers and students in 2012. Bring a Mac on which is installed the Lion (OS 10.7) operating system and iBook Author, a free download from the App Store.

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Feller

Wayne Feller

Technology & Innovation Coach, Stillwater Public Schools
Innovation coaching is unique for each teacher. Grade level, content area, teaching style, interests, and context of experience affect choices and potentials. Amassing an arsenal of tools is not enough. Innovation is a continuous practice of applying skills and ingenuity to the creative building blocks of inspiration and imagination. Innovation coaching is my mission.


Saturday December 8, 2012 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway D/E

12:30pm

Designing Games with Scratch
Come explore tools to promote computational thinking. Even as technology becomes more ubiquitous, opportunities in schools for students to learn how to program seem to be in decline. We'll look at free tools and strategies to bring programming and computational thinking back into the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Anderson

Carl Anderson

Art Instructor
Art Education, Alternative Education, Innovative Schooling, Education Technology, Equity Issues in Technology & Education


Saturday December 8, 2012 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Lake Nokomis

12:30pm

Designing Moodle for Easy Navigation
All good Moodle courses include solid, working activities that are rigorous and comprehensive. Many instructors stop at this step without considering the end-user experience. This workshop will help existing Moodle instructors evaluate and redesign his or her course to maximize the instructional impact of activities without losing student focus.

Speakers
avatar for Troy Cherry

Troy Cherry

Education Technology Coordinator, TIES
Conference Equipment Chair | Lead Ed Tech Consultant for Online Services | Love: Googly things, Moodly things, iOS nerdery, blended learning.


Saturday December 8, 2012 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway F/G

12:30pm

E-Books in Education
E-books take many forms, including online textbooks, digital copies of print books, digital-only books and enhanced e-books with interactive features. This workshop will discuss the varieties of e-books and the features of different e-readers and their uses for education as well as best practices for managing them. Attendees will also explore online e-book resources, be introduced to a variety of online information portals for e-books and review ways to write and publish e-books.

Speakers
avatar for Dawn Nelson

Dawn Nelson

School Library Media Specialist, Oak View Elementary School
Learning is primary. Technology is the means to engage and equip students to find information and be excited about their world!


Saturday December 8, 2012 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Cedar Lake

12:30pm

Evernote In Depth: Memory Power Tool
You need a mobile memory assistant! Learn about Evernote®, an amazing tool with a vast range of capabilities. Website bookmarking; quick note storage and retrieval; check list creation; image capture and annotation; audio content recording; searchable handwritten notes and pages from books; video clips; electronic form attachment — we’ll learn all this and probably more. Bring a mobile device with the Evernote app installed; desktop computers for syncing will be available. We’ll setup accounts and investigate all that you can do with this memory power tool. This much fun with a single application is probably illegal in many states.

Speakers
avatar for Malik Bush

Malik Bush

Sales Engineer/Technology Consultant, TIES
Education Technology Specialist at TIES | |   | |   | | For more information and resources, go to http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/


Saturday December 8, 2012 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway H/I

12:30pm

Interactive Videoconferencing in the K-12 Classroom
Explore the possibilities that Interactive Video Conferencing has to offer the K-12 classroom. Discover what a video field trip is, where to find one, how to arrange the field trip and the steps necessary to prepare your class for the experience. Using video conference systems to connect with experts, content specialists and even classroom to classroom will also be discussed. Several examples of how this technology is being tied directly to classroom curriculum will be shared. Examine the benefits IVC and H.323 video conference equipment has to offer in this time of small budgets and large time constraints.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Larson

Jon Larson

Technology Evangelist, ECMECC
Technology Integration Specialist at ECMECC - East Central Minnesota Educational Cable CooperativeIn 2008 Jon began supporting and encouraging staff of the East Central Minnesota Educational Cable Cooperative (ECMECC) schools as they integrate affective technology practices into their daily classroom activities. He actively supports moodle, google, personal devices, video conferencing, web2.0 tools and other emerging educational technologies... Read More →


Saturday December 8, 2012 12:30pm - 3:30pm
St. Croix

12:30pm

iPad Applications to Support Struggling Readers
This hands on workshop will help educators identify applications and creative ways to effectively use the iPad in their classrooms to support struggling readers and writers in the primary and intermediate grades. The presenter will show how to use the iPad to improve student performance and understanding of concepts through creation, not just consumption. Participants should bring an iPads in order to download and try out suggested applications and creative ways to meet student needs.

Speakers
avatar for Jenna Linskens

Jenna Linskens

Education Technology Integration Specialist & Trainer, Education TnT
Jenna Linskens is a Educational Technology Integration Specialist and Trainer to K-20 schools; a webinar presenter and national speaker. She provides project leadership and support to schools including staff development trainings and guidance on best practices for technology integration, instructional design, and e-learning. She was a graduate instructor in Educational Technology for seven years at Marian University, Wisconsin. Prior to Marian... Read More →


Saturday December 8, 2012 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Lake Superior A

12:30pm

Minnesota Nice? The Effect of Bullying on Students, Schools and Communities
This session starts with a special screening of "Minnesota Nice?" (2012), a documentary by Alec Fischer, a 2012 Edina High School graduate, that explores bullying in public schools from a student's perspective. The film covers student stories from across Minnesota and the need for better antibullying legislation. The filmmaker will answer questions about the film, including how he used Kickstarter to raise funds for the film and how schools can use the film in their antibullying efforts. Participants will also get updated information on legislation, bullying-related lawsuits and effective antibullying measures.

Speakers
avatar for Aimee Bissonette

Aimee Bissonette

Lawyer, Little Buffalo Law & Consulting
Aimee has worked as a lawyer, teacher, and writer since 1987. She frequently presents at conferences, professional development seminars, and online on the legal issues associated with technology in the schools. She is the author of "Cyber Law: Maximizing Safety and Minimizing Risk in Classrooms."     For more information and resources, go to http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/
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Alec Fisher

  For more information and resources, go to http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/


Saturday December 8, 2012 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway B/C

12:30pm

Online Resources for the Interactive Whiteboard
Interactive whiteboards are engaging for teachers and students, but creating resources can be overwhelming. Maximize the use of your Interactive whiteboard using free resources on SMART Exchange and Promethean Planet and online sites for downloading SMART and Promethean files. Examine web sites with free interactive resources and virtual manipulatives to use with any brand of board. We'll have plenty of time to search so you'll leave with an understanding of where to find ready-to-implement resources and a list of ideas for your classroom. Understanding your brand of Interactive whiteboard and related software is expected.

Speakers
avatar for Cara Hagen

Cara Hagen

Technical Sales, TIES
Education Technology Consultant at TIES | | | For more information and resources, go to http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/


Saturday December 8, 2012 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway A

12:30pm

To Thinkfinity and Beyond: Free Resources and More

Thinkfinity.org is a web site and community with over 60,000 free curriculum resources for K-20 learning. Learn how to access these resources and use them effectively to improve student engagement in your classroom. Participants will learn how to search the Thinkfinity database, explore learning objects and lesson plans, find activities that will wow their students and participate in the Thinkfinity Community. We will explore other great resources as well and learn how to connect these resources to building 21st-century skills, including communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking.


Speakers
avatar for Marc Johnson

Marc Johnson

Executive Director, ECMECC
avatar for Mary Mehsikomer

Mary Mehsikomer

Technology Integration Dev & Outreach Facilitator, TIES (MN)
I am passionate about learning, reading, teaching, and helping educators use technology to enhance the learning experience for students.


Saturday December 8, 2012 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Skyway
 
Sunday, December 9
 

8:30am

Beyond the Slide: 21st-Century Presentation Tools
Tour some of the most innovative digital presentation tools available to educators, including Prezi, Glogster, Time Glider and Vuvox. Most of these tools are available online for free on either Windows or Mac. Although not required, bring an iPad if possible as we will investigate Nearpod and other iOS options. After looking at a framework for technology integration, we will apply it to assess each presentation tool and have a hands on work time. Leave with a better understanding of the function and best practices for emerging presentation technologies along with confidence to integrate these tools into your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Hesselbein

Chris Hesselbein

Education Technology Specialist, TIES
As middle school math and science teacher, Chris has been integrating technology with his students for 7 years. He is currently serving as a Technology Integration Specialist with TIES MN. Chris believes that the best technology integration starts with sound pedagogy. He is passionate about best practice and solidly grounding technology integration within the latest educational research and theory.     For more information and... Read More →


Sunday December 9, 2012 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway H/I

8:30am

Design of the Times
From infographics to iPad apps, a new aesthetic “design imperative” is emerging in education. Why is design important? What role does design play in learning? Explore the role of design in both technology and education, discover “design thinking” classroom strategies and discuss the implications of aesthetics as a rhetorical tool.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Anderson

Carl Anderson

Art Instructor
Art Education, Alternative Education, Innovative Schooling, Education Technology, Equity Issues in Technology & Education
avatar for Scott Schwister

Scott Schwister

Director of Information, Northeast Metro Intermediate District 916
Always beta.


Sunday December 9, 2012 8:30am - 11:30am
St. Croix

8:30am

Facebook 101 for Educators
Find out what kids are doing on Facebook, learn the lingo so you can understand the unique social situations kids are encountering and discover how to prevent someone from stealing your personal, school or class identity. In this workshop, you will create a Facebook page with privacy settings tailored to your own specifications, learn to use the features and explore the legal issues. Facebook isn’t going away. Educating yourself is the best way to take charge in social networking situations at your school.

Speakers
avatar for Jeanne Halderson

Jeanne Halderson

Teacher, Longfellow Middle School
Jeanne Halderson is a seventh grade educator at Longfellow Middle School in La Crosse, Wisconsin, a 1:1 iPad school.  She teaches language arts and social studies and strives to create a learning atmosphere that combines proven literacy and learning strategies, personalized and differentiated learning, an authentic and interactive audience, and motivating iPad productivity apps to get adolescents active and engaged in learning. She is an Apple... Read More →


Sunday December 9, 2012 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway D/E

8:30am

Google for Assessment
Learn some practical ways to use Google to collect information in the classroom. Spend some time learning to create Google Forms to collect information. Embed that form in a website or learning management system or share it with a link. Explore different ways to analyze the results - and even autograde with Flubaroo! Unlike a one-hour information session, we will be able to collaborative move through the steps of working with Google for data collection and assessment.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Legatt

Jen Legatt

Library Media Specialist, Hopkins North Junior High
Jen Legatt is a media specialist and tech integrationist who is energized by engaging learners in meaningful, authentic ways. Envisioning how to expand learning experiences out of the walls and bells of traditional classrooms. Mom of two readers.


Sunday December 9, 2012 8:30am - 11:30am
Lake Nokomis

8:30am

iBooks Author and iTunes U Course Creator
Come and see how easy it can be to create and distribute your own engaging educational books or materials with iBooks Author and iTunes U Course Creator. Please bring sample content to use in the creation of your book. You are encouraged to bring your own Macbook and iPad (it should have OS 10.7 with iBooks Author already loaded). Some demo gear will be available for participants not bringing their own.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Meyer

Susan Meyer

Education Development Executive, Apple, Inc.
For more information and resources, go to http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/


Sunday December 9, 2012 8:30am - 11:30am
Minnehaha

8:30am

iPads: Applications and Uses for Administrators
This hands-on workshop will give administrators an opportunity to explore effective and creative ways to use the iPad in their professional life to support evaluation, organization and communication. Applications (both free and of minimal cost) on the iPad will be demonstrated, and information on iPad management within the school setting will be shared Participants are encouraged to bring their iPads so they can download and try out suggested applications.

Speakers
avatar for Jenna Linskens

Jenna Linskens

Education Technology Integration Specialist & Trainer, Education TnT
Jenna Linskens is a Educational Technology Integration Specialist and Trainer to K-20 schools; a webinar presenter and national speaker. She provides project leadership and support to schools including staff development trainings and guidance on best practices for technology integration, instructional design, and e-learning. She was a graduate instructor in Educational Technology for seven years at Marian University, Wisconsin. Prior to Marian... Read More →


Sunday December 9, 2012 8:30am - 11:30am
Lake Superior A

8:30am

Mind Your Manners: Digital Citizenship for K-12
Digital citizenship, including cyberbullying training, is mandated by federal E-rate regulations. Via case examples, participants will gain management and networking strategies that address digital citizenship. An example of the strategies to be shared is the Digital Driver's License, which provides the privilege of "driving" on your school's network.

Speakers
JM

Jean MickelsonChristine McCormick

For more information and resources, go to http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/
avatar for Kathryn Smith

Kathryn Smith

CE0, EduWork - Digital Tutors
For more information and resources, go to http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/


Sunday December 9, 2012 8:30am - 11:30am
Lake Minnetonka

8:30am

Playing in the Digital Sandbox
You've heard of 60 in 60? Well, imagine what you can do in half a day! It's playtime! Get ready for 2013 by joining me in my digital sandbox. I will share dozens of free (and almost free) resources and ideas for using them in your classroom. You'll have hands on time to explore, imagine, and create. Everyone will find tools they can take back and use in their classrooms!

Speakers
avatar for Tami Brass

Tami Brass

Director of Instructional Technology, St Paul Academy and Summit School
Director of Instructional Technology for St. Paul Academy and Summit School | Google Educator & Google Education Trainer | Apple Distinguished Educator | Passionate about #makered and portable/mobile devices in education


Sunday December 9, 2012 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway F/G

8:30am

Sharing iPads: Workflows and Strategies in an Elementary Classroom
Explore collecting student work on iPads and using apps that encourage student creation and move beyond skill development. We'll look at using iMovie for storytelling, including story development templates and sharing finished videos; how iPads can be projected; and how to create online books that can be shared. This workshop is for those who have used an iPad, can connect to a wireless network and have access to iPads in their classroom.

Speakers
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Jennifer Nelson

Technology Integration, District 272
Technology Integrationist at Eden Prairie Schools   For more information and resources, go to http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/


Sunday December 9, 2012 8:30am - 11:30am
Lake Superior B

8:30am

Unleash Your iPad
Take your iPad skills to the next level and explore some of the powerful features of Apple's iOS system in this engaging, hands-on workshop. Participants will explore native and third-party apps that will turn your iPad into an amazing productivity and creativity tool. We'll explore digital notetaking tools, going paperless, advanced task management, designing and delivering presentations, and many more advanced topics. Participants should come already comfortable with the basic functions of iOS and the iPad. We're going to get a little geeky. BYO iPad or use one of ours.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Wilson

Tim Wilson

Chief Technology Officer, ISD279 — Osseo Area Schools
Tim Wilson has been Chief Technology Officer for ISD 279 – Osseo Area Schools since 2008. Before becoming one of the first CTOs in Minnesota, Tim was Director of Technology for Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools, Technology Integration Specialist for the Hopkins School District, and a physics and chemistry teacher at Henry Sibley High School in Mendota Heights, MN. A lifelong technology enthusiast, Tim began his technology career while teaching... Read More →


Sunday December 9, 2012 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway B/C

8:30am

Enhancing Math Instruction with SMART Notebook
Take your elementary math lessons to the next level using SMART Notebook features and tools. Learn to effectively integrate research-based methods for increasing achievement, interactive visuals and web resources into your lessons. We will have plenty of time to explore and modify existing lessons, so bring any curriculum or standards that may help you develop lessons and a flash drive on which to save your work and sample files that you can customize for your students. Prerequisite: Introductory SMART Board training and application of SMART Notebook for at least three months in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Carlson-Kelm

Chris Carlson-Kelm

Math Intervention Teacher, Mahtomedi School District
For the past 18 years, I have worked as an educator in the Mahtomedi School District. I am passionate about integrating technology and best practices to engage students and provide them with immediate feedback on their understanding. I am a SMART Exemplary Educator and Ties Exceptional Teacher recipient who enjoys training fellow educators on ways they can utilize the many features of SMART Notebook to enhance student learning.


Sunday December 9, 2012 8:30am - 3:30pm
Greenway A

8:30am

Flipped Learning: Using Video for Teaching and Learning
Come join us for a day dedicated to flipped learning. After viewing various materials before the workshop, participants will discuss the role video can play in teaching and learning before digging in to create their own videos. We'll review screencasting techniques and have hands-on time for creating digital content. Bring course material you want to use in creating videos. You will learn how current technology tools and workflows are changing the way we communicate, teach and learn.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Sams

Aaron Sams

Founder, PD by Teachers
Aaron Sams has been an educator since 2000. He operates the education consulting firm Sams Learning Designs, is an Adjunct Professor at Saint Vincent College, and serves as an advisor to TED-Ed. In 2009 he was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching while teaching Chemistry in Woodland Park, CO and serving as co-chair of the Colorado State Science Standards Revision Committee. Aaron has co-authored seven books... Read More →


Sunday December 9, 2012 8:30am - 3:30pm
Regency

12:30pm

Data Visualization for Teaching and Learning
Learn how to create and implement data visualization and visual literacy practices into your learning environments. This workshop will explore programs and techniques that can be used to create and read graphs, charts, timelines and maps out of data on the web.

Speakers
TR

Thomas Reinartz

Teacher, Rosemount - Apple Valley - Eagan Public Schools
Teacher at Rosemount High School   For more information and resources, go to http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/


Sunday December 9, 2012 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway D/E

12:30pm

Getting Geeky with Social Networking
Every educator has an inner geek. We just need to find the tool(s) to reveal it! Participants in this session will find ways to "get their geek on" with tools like Twitter, Diigo, Pinterest and more. Tami (@brasst on Twitter since August 2007) will share how she uses these tools to mine for resources, build a personal learning network (PLN), and collaborate with educators around the world. Although "appvice" will be offered, an iPad/iPhone/Android is not required.

Speakers
avatar for Tami Brass

Tami Brass

Director of Instructional Technology, St Paul Academy and Summit School
Director of Instructional Technology for St. Paul Academy and Summit School | Google Educator & Google Education Trainer | Apple Distinguished Educator | Passionate about #makered and portable/mobile devices in education


Sunday December 9, 2012 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway F/G

12:30pm

iMovie in the Classroom: Creating Trailers and Podcasts using Mac/iPad
Learn how to use iMovie 11 to create podcasts for students and by students. Participants will view samples made by Spanish students from the instructor's classroom and learn how to use iMovie for the iPad to create trailers. Sample trailers will be shared, and participants will brainstorm topics for trailers, podcasts and movies to be used in their classrooms. Come with an iPad 2 or 3 with the iMovie app installed or a laptop with iMovie 11 or greater.

Speakers
avatar for Dihanna Fedder

Dihanna Fedder

Media Specialist/Technology Integrationist, District 578
I enjoy helping the staff and students at our school find new and innovative uses of technology. We recently started using Google Apps for Education and I am loving the flexibility it offers to our users. Each day brings new questions and creative solutions regarding technology at PCPS. |   | Dragons in the Cloud. |   | For more information and resources, go to http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/


Sunday December 9, 2012 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway J

12:30pm

Learning Jams: Improving BYOD Learning and Engagement
Looking for ways to bridge BYOD efforts with improved student learning and engagement? These “jam sessions” can be an energizing strategy to ignite student learning in your classrooms. At times informal and unstructured opportunities can enable spontaneous learning and provide opportunities for effective use of student owned devices. Join this workshop where participants will explore learning jams with unusual problems to sharpen their abilities with investigative tools and strategies. Experience the use of web-based “jam tools” such as Wikispaces, myPad, Scribblar, Evernote, TodaysMeet, Onelinr, Socrative, and Corkboard to provide a canvas for student jamming to come alive.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Hirsch

Jim Hirsch

Associate Superintendent for Academic and Technology Services, Plano (Tex.) ISD
  For more information and resources, go to http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/


Sunday December 9, 2012 12:30pm - 3:30pm
St. Croix

12:30pm

Mobile Adventures Workshop
This workshop will show you how to make your own mobile media game, or augmented reality game (ARG). Using simple planning and free online tools, you will plan, build and publish a working ARG with digital characters, objects and pop-up information that players will experience as they move around real learning spaces. Learn to build quests, inventories and plot lines, and build your own mobile adventures.

Speakers
avatar for Seann Dikkers

Seann Dikkers

Education Department Chair, Bethel University
Seann Dikkers is an associate professor of Education at Bethel University. Formerly, Seann served fourteen years as a middle school teacher, high school principal, and researcher. Now he teaches, writes, and works with some amazing colleagues at Bethel. He studies exemplary teaching, learning design, and learning systems. His books include *Real-Time Research*, *Mobile Media Learning I and II*, and *TeacherCraft: Minecraft in the Classroom... Read More →


Sunday December 9, 2012 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway H/I

12:30pm

New Learning Models: A Personalized Approach

From mobile computing to blended instruction, the choices and directions are daunting and exciting. What is "school" when students can literally carry their learning with them on a digital device and their "campus" is wherever they are? Come see a demonstration of how learning becomes less linear, more discovery and Internet-based, and more personal through blended approaches using open educational resources.


Speakers
avatar for Jon Fila

Jon Fila

Curriculum Coordinator, Intermediate District 287
Curriculum Coordinator for ISD 287, OER, digital curriculum resources and professional development in blended, digital, and just-in-time teaching. Curriculum developer, trainer and support for the MN Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum. Teaches English 12 online for Northern Star Online.
avatar for Karen Johnson

Karen Johnson

Digital Education Consultant, Consultant
Educational Consultant for innovation, digital education and open educational resources.


Sunday December 9, 2012 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Skyway

12:30pm

Portfolios and Assessments Using Apple’s iPad
Explore how to use the iPad to create student portfolios using apps such as EverNotee and how to import existing assessments for organization on the iPad with apps such as GoodReader. The presenter speaks from the elementary school perspective, including Kindergarten.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Martinson

Sean Martinson

Principal, Independent School District 318 Grand Rapids
Sean Martinson is a northern Minnesota husband, father, and Elementary School Principal. He has four amazing children and is currently the Principal at Murphy Elementary School in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. | | Sean holds a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and Technology, Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education, and his favorite, from where it all started: an Associate in Arts degree... Read More →


Sunday December 9, 2012 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Cedar Lake

12:30pm

Schools and Cloud Computing
In this session will explore the implication of hosted computer applications and resources on schools through lecture, discussion and hands on exploration. For example, what are the advantages of moving to a hosted school library catalog/circulation system or other types of hosted management solutions? What are the issues surrounding privacy and security? How can teachers take advantage of Google Apps and similar cloud-based productivity tools? What roles do the technology coordinator, media specialist, and/or technology integrationist play when a school adopts a program like Google Apps for Education? Join us for this timely collaborative learning opportunity.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Johnson

Doug Johnson

Director of Media and Technology, Mankato Area Public Schools
Director of Media and Technology at Mankato Area Public Schools and world wide speaker on information Literacy and author of the Blue Skunk Blog | Doug Johnson has been the Director of Libraries and Technology for the Mankato (MN) Public Schools since 1991 and has served as an adjunct faculty member of Minnesota State University since 1990. His teaching experience has included work in grades K-12 both here and in Saudi Arabia. He is the author... Read More →


Sunday December 9, 2012 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Lake Minnetonka

12:30pm

Sharing iPads - Workflows and Strategies in a Secondary Classroom
Having a shared cart of iPads has its own benefits as well as challenges. Moving student work on and off of a device that is shared between classrooms and students needs new workflows. Come and experience workflows used in classrooms, find solutions, ask questions and share your own successes! Bring an iPad with Pages, Keynote (Numbers - optional), iMovie, Dropbox, Box, and the ability to add other free apps during the session. This session will help you focus on student learning, not iPad management.

Speakers
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Jennifer Nelson

Technology Integration, District 272
Technology Integrationist at Eden Prairie Schools   For more information and resources, go to http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/


Sunday December 9, 2012 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Lake Superior B

12:30pm

Tools for Managing iPads in Education Environments
This workshop will provide hands-on practice in the use of tools needed to manage iPads in an educational setting. Tools covered will include iTunes, Configurator, VPP and MDM. Participants are required to bring their own equipment (Specifications to follow.)

Speakers
CA

Corey Anderson

  For more information and resources, go to http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/
avatar for Pete Markham

Pete Markham

Systems Engineer, Apple, Inc.
I'm a Systems Engineer at Apple, Inc. I work only with K-12 Education institutions in Minnesota and North Dakota. I am an expert in all things iPad and all things Mac in an Education environment.


Sunday December 9, 2012 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Minnehaha

12:30pm

Top 10 Interactive Tools for Elementary Teachers
In this workshop, elementary teachers will use two interactive web sites--Edutecher.net and webtools4u2use--that help in identifying the best available web tools and resources. After viewing the large number of resources, participants will be shown 10 top resources that no elementary teacher should be without and that they can use daily to support and enhance all curriculum areas.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Conzemius

Laurie Conzemius

Ed Tech Consultant, Laurie Conzemius LLC
I love discussing the tools, resources, and technologies that can improve teaching and learning. I feel fortunate to represent Minnesota educators as an ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) board member. Ask me about our resources - and join me at the premier international technology gathering in San Antonio in June 2017!


Sunday December 9, 2012 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Lake Superior A

12:30pm

Unleash Your Mac
Unleash the power of your Mac by going beyond the basics with OS X in this hands-on, down and geeky workshop. Participants will explore some lesser known utilities, commands, and third-party tools that will help you take your skill to the next level. Topics include advanced file management, system automation, operating from the command line, advanced system sharing features, and scripting with AppleScript and Automator. Be the Apple "genius" you've always wanted to be.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Wilson

Tim Wilson

Chief Technology Officer, ISD279 — Osseo Area Schools
Tim Wilson has been Chief Technology Officer for ISD 279 – Osseo Area Schools since 2008. Before becoming one of the first CTOs in Minnesota, Tim was Director of Technology for Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools, Technology Integration Specialist for the Hopkins School District, and a physics and chemistry teacher at Henry Sibley High School in Mendota Heights, MN. A lifelong technology enthusiast, Tim began his technology career while teaching... Read More →


Sunday December 9, 2012 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway B/C
 
Monday, December 10
 

8:00am

60+ iPad Apps for Music Education
The App Store is full of apps that are dedicated to music and education, but many of those apps have no connection to music education. Sixty apps covering all levels and disciplines, including general music, recorder, guitar, orchestra and choir, will be presented that can be used in music education.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Russell

Christopher Russell

Director of Choirs, Oltman Middle School, South Washington County Schools
Christopher J. Russell, Ph.D., is the author of the Technology in Music Education Blog. He is the is the Director of Choirs at Oltman Middle School in St. Paul Park, Minnesota. Dr. Russell was featured for his use of technology in music education in the October 2014 issue of Choral Director Magazine. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Northwestern College, a Master of Arts in Music Education with a Choral Emphasis at the... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2012 8:00am - 8:50am
Greenway F/G

8:00am

Android and Friends
This session will dive into the most popular applications available for education on the Android as well as introduce you to other operating systems, the tablets that use them and the advantages to using them. Classroom, productivity, personal applications, as well as accessories, will be discussed and demonstrated.

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avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Director, lesliefisher.com
Leslie Fisher's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2012 8:00am - 8:50am
Millennium Forum Center

8:00am

Creating 'Fluid' Textbooks Using iBooks Author
Are you tired of the same old, non-interactive textbooks created by non-teachers? Apple created a program just for you: iBooks Author! Learn how to organize supplemental material into an interactive source that will engage even the most unengaged student.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Morinville

Sarah Morinville

Teacher, Mound Westonka High School
I am excited to be in my 11th year as an educator. From my beginnings in Duluth, Minnesota, my love for Science has grown. I earned my degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth. I earned my Master's from Saint Mary's University and earned my Physics license from Hamline University. I continue to take classes to re-energize my love for Science by learning new information. Implementing newly learned ideas in Chemistry and Physics, helps to... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2012 8:00am - 8:50am
Greenway D/E

8:00am

Dual Perspectives: iPads and Special Education
With the explosion of integrating iPads into the classroom, teachers are searching for ways to best use these devices. Hear the perspectives of two elementary teachers on using these devices with special education and general education students, and discover a multitude of ways to use iPads in different settings.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Deris

Tom Deris

2nd Grade Teacher, Glendale Elementary, Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools
Twitter: @tomderis @mrderisclass | Facebook: Mr Deris Classroom | Pinterest: tomderis | Classroom Wonderpage: www.wonderpage.com/mrderis | Classroom Youtube Page: http://www.youtube.com/user/tomderis2222 | School iPad Blog: www.glendaleipadclassrooms.blogspot.com | | TIES: | http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/TIES2012_Teaching+In+the+21st+Century | http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/iPads+and+Special+Education


Monday December 10, 2012 8:00am - 8:50am
Greenway B/C

8:00am

Flipping the Language Classroom
Come hear about one language teacher's experience with a flipped classroom, including the trials, tribulations and process for having students learn Latin at a self-directed pace. Tools addressed will include blogs, Google Docs and YouTube.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica McMahon

Jessica McMahon

Personalized Learning Specialist, Saint Paul PUblic Schools


Monday December 10, 2012 8:00am - 8:50am
Millennium Forum North

8:00am

Game That Lesson Plan
Do you wish your students were as motivated to 'level up' in your class as they are in Call of Duty? Quality game design can be used as a template to create quality lesson plans that engage students while challenging them to think critically. We'll share lesson plans and student work.

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avatar for Kathleen Stalnaker

Kathleen Stalnaker

English/Language Arts Teacher, MACCRAY Schools
English/Language Arts Teacher at MACCRAY High School


Monday December 10, 2012 8:00am - 8:50am
Millennium Hall of Avenues 4-5

8:00am

Google, iPad and Web 2.0 Tools to Inspire the Reluctant Student
Discover how to leverage Google Apps for Education with iPads and explore numerous web2.0 tools to inspire and motivate the reluctant student. Attendees will learn how 21st-century tools can be blended to meet and enhance their special education, Title 1 and RTI programming needs.

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avatar for Nick Bakke

Nick Bakke

Teacher, Cashton School District
Nick Bakke a middle school social studies teacher in the Cashton School District. He is very passionate about education and what it is transforming into. He has developed a system of gaming in his classroom to enhance his students' academic learning and engagement. He is an application based presenter who provides real teaching simulations to improve your classroom whether with Google Apps for Education or other web 2.0 tools. Nick has... Read More →
avatar for Caleb Hundt

Caleb Hundt

Special Education Teacher, Cashton Public Schools
Over the years I have worked very hard utilizing and learning about the various technological advancements that our world offers. I have used these advancements to my advantage and my students who receive special education services have been the beneficiaries. The students and I use several web2.0 tools, apps, and Google within our daily lessons. Our classroom is not typical, it is not normal. My classroom is paperless, it is unique and it is... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2012 8:00am - 8:50am
Millennium Forum South

8:00am

I Get It! Visualization Solutions that Support K-12 Standards
Mastery of many academic standards can be enhanced through a creative use of interactive visualization tools. In this session, teachers who use these tools in school planetariums will share examples that have made a difference and have helped students master difficult concepts. Examples will include free tools and techniques you can adapt for use in your classroom. Topics include Earth & Space Science, Life Science, Engineering, and Geography.

Speakers
avatar for Joel Halvorson

Joel Halvorson

Science Communications Consultant, Regional Planetarium Network
I am currently working as a Science Communications Consultant, helping people and institutions bring the message of science to the public. Current and recent activities include: | Working through TIES to coordinate the technical and program activities of the Minnesota Regional Planetarium NetworkConsultant in the planning and development of the new Nature Research Center expansion at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.Partner in... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2012 8:00am - 8:50am
Greenway Promenade 1

8:00am

Innovative Spaces Support 21st-Century Learning
Does the configuration of learning spaces influence 21st-century teaching? Do flexible environments with mobile teaching resources impact student achievement? This session will share research on new types of furnishings and facilities layouts that encourage flexible instruction and look at a project illustrating issues and solutions for learning environment change.

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Smith

Kathryn Smith

CE0, EduWork - Digital Tutors
For more information and resources, go to http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/


Monday December 10, 2012 8:00am - 8:50am
Greenway H/I

8:00am

iTunes U and the Flipped Classroom
Discover the impacts flipping a math classroom using iTunesU has had on two classes. You'll see what a course in iTunesU looks like and how to set one up, how to create a flipped classroom by using a desktop computer and an iPad, and how to register your school for iTunesU.

Speakers
avatar for Troy Reynolds

Troy Reynolds

Technology Coordinator, Win-E-Mac ISD 2609
I have been teaching for only four short years. In that time I have worked very heavily with technology integration and the use of SMART Boards and iPads. I was fortunate enough to be hired this year at Win-E-Mac for their 1:1 iPad roll out in grades 10-12. Each staff member received an iPad and an AppleTV to use in their teaching, and the district purchased four carts to be used in grades K-9. We are still learning how to integrate the iPads... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2012 8:00am - 8:50am
Lake Superior A

8:00am

Make Engaging Book Trailers Using PowerPoint 2010
Learn how to make book trailers by using the bells and whistles available in PowerPoint 2010. In this presentation, you will also get tips on how to manage, plan and assess a book trailer project with students in grades 4 and up.

Speakers
avatar for Dawn French

Dawn French

Instructional Coach, Osseo Area Schools
Technology Integration | Leadership | Staff Development | Peer Coaching |
avatar for Jeremy Lewis

Jeremy Lewis

Math/Science Middle School Teacher, Osseo Area Schools


Monday December 10, 2012 8:00am - 8:50am
Greenway J

8:00am

Need More Tech Support? Enlist Some Students!
Come see how Osseo's Maple Grove Senior High has enlisted student tech crews since 1996 to help support staff and students with a variety of tech support needs. Leave with what you need to know to start your school's student tech crew!

Speakers
MK

Mary Klauk

Library Media Specialist, Osseo Area Schools


Monday December 10, 2012 8:00am - 8:50am
Minnehaha

8:00am

Personal Learning Networks
Learn how to create a Personal Learning Network by leveraging the power of social networking sites and similar tools. Participants will examine the implications that these sites and tools have for professional learning, networking and development.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Martinson

Sean Martinson

Principal, Independent School District 318 Grand Rapids
Sean Martinson is a northern Minnesota husband, father, and Elementary School Principal. He has four amazing children and is currently the Principal at Murphy Elementary School in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. | | Sean holds a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and Technology, Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education, and his favorite, from where it all started: an Associate in Arts degree... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2012 8:00am - 8:50am
Millennium Hall of Avenues 2-3

8:00am

Planning and Preparing for an IVC Experience
Explore the possibilities that Interactive Video Conferencing has to offer the K-12 classroom. Discover how to arrange for a conference and the steps necessary to prepare you students for the trip.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Larson

Jon Larson

Technology Evangelist, ECMECC
Technology Integration Specialist at ECMECC - East Central Minnesota Educational Cable CooperativeIn 2008 Jon began supporting and encouraging staff of the East Central Minnesota Educational Cable Cooperative (ECMECC) schools as they integrate affective technology practices into their daily classroom activities. He actively supports moodle, google, personal devices, video conferencing, web2.0 tools and other emerging educational technologies... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2012 8:00am - 8:50am
St. Croix

8:00am

SMART Technologies Playground
Check out all of our products and learn how they all work together through the power of SMART Notebook Collaborative Learning Software. May contain commercial content.

Speakers
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Kevin Schroeder

Education Solutions Specialist, SMART Technologies


Monday December 10, 2012 8:00am - 8:50am
Greenway A

8:00am

Using the iPad for Emotional Regulation
This session will explore how to provide self-regulation and mutual regulation for elementary-aged students in special education through the use of iPad apps. We'll look at a variety of apps that tap into students' strengths and interests, along with tools for increasing success.

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Jason Backes

Autism Specialist/Innovation Coach, Intermediate District 287
I am passionate about helping children succeed with the use of technology, especially individuals with disabilities.


Monday December 10, 2012 8:00am - 8:50am
Lake Superior B

8:25am

Data tools for Leadership
Learn about tools from TIES that give leaders easy access to data for their buildings. See how TIES data tools provide views of Finance, HR and Student Performance and Personal Learning Plans in simple-to-use formats.

Speakers
DC

Dave Campen

Senior Consultant, Data Services, TIES


Monday December 10, 2012 8:25am - 8:50am
TIES Booth

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

Keynote Remote Viewing
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Monday December 10, 2012 9:00am - 10:15am
TIES Booth

9:00am

9:00am

Keynote Remote Viewing
Speakers

Monday December 10, 2012 9:00am - 10:15am
Greenway B/C

9:00am

10:15am

Eclipse
Learn how Eclipse from TIES helps teachers collaborate to develop lesson plans, keep track of and share instructional resources, and create comprehensive curriculum maps.

Speakers
avatar for T. J. Fletcher

T. J. Fletcher

Web Developer, TIES
I'm currently a web developer at TIES where I get to work on our cutting edge web-based applications. Prior to this, I was an Education Technology Coordinator at TIES where I was able to offer workshops in our state of the art training center. In a past life, I taught chemistry and web development to high school students, promoting collaboration while creating and deploying innovative digital media and interactive learning resources. I encouraged... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2012 10:15am - 10:35am
TIES Booth

10:15am

New Data Tools for Teachers
Come discover unique tools from TIES that give teachers easy access to data for their students. See how TIES data tools provide views of district assessment data over time along with the ability to create personalized plans for corrective actions and instruction.

Speakers
DC

Dave Campen

Senior Consultant, Data Services, TIES


Monday December 10, 2012 10:15am - 10:55am
TIES Booth

10:20am

Making the Interactive Video Experience
Interactive video can be a very effective tool for reaching from classroom to classroom, expanding professional development opportunities and bringing in remote subject-matter experts. Come explore how to use this tool. May contain commercial content.


Monday December 10, 2012 10:20am - 10:40am
Exhibit Hall Theater

10:35am

New Behavior Tools
TIES has created an entirely new module to track student behavior from the ground up! This module has been crafted to reflect the needs of schools following the PBIS model and incorporates the features of the SWIS reporting system. Come learn how TIES new behavior system will help save you time and money in tracking student behavior in your building.

Speakers
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Sue Coons

TIES Applications, TIES
Software Support Consultant at TIES


Monday December 10, 2012 10:35am - 10:55am
TIES Booth

10:55am

KeepCertified
Learn how you can register for classes, store and track continuing education credits (CEUs), and manage the district CEU approval process with TIES KeepCertified.

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Little

Caroline Little

Director of Instructional Technology, Inver Grove Heights Community Schools


Monday December 10, 2012 10:55am - 11:20am
TIES Booth

10:55am

New Features in the TIES Data Warehouse
Explore how the TIES data warehouse can help district leadership track key performance indicators and deliver easy-to-use dashboards of information.

Speakers
DC

Dave Campen

Senior Consultant, Data Services, TIES


Monday December 10, 2012 10:55am - 11:20am
TIES Booth

10:55am

New Digital Resources for the K-8 Student
New Interactive eBooks with digital content creation tools give elementary students a safe place to explore and create. Come see these and the PowerKnowledge Science databases for upper elementary and struggling middle school science students. May contain commercial content.

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Monday December 10, 2012 10:55am - 11:35am
Exhibit Hall Theater

10:55am

15 Inspiring PD Tools
This presentation explores 15 free web-based professional development resources that can enlighten and inspire classroom practitioners. Formats of the resources vary from online conferences to webinars to web-based magazines and e-newsletters. Resources for every classroom teacher will be addressed.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Wolfe

Wendy Wolfe

Technology Integrationist & Social Studies Teacher, Totino-Grace High School
Wendy Wolfe has a M.A. in Educational Technology and Adult learners. She is in her 20th year of teaching Social Studies (17th at Totino-Grace High School), has published US Government curriculum through EMC Publishing, serves as an educational technology consultant to the Minnesota Historical Society, and teaches graduate courses in Classroom Technology for Concordia University St. Paul and Saint Mary’s University of MN. | | As the... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Lake Minnetonka

10:55am

21st Century Classroom: High School Advanced Placement Chemistry
Observe high school AP Chemistry students as they demonstrate how design and technology integrate to personalize a learning space that meets the needs of each student. Activities in this Kinetics Unit will include reviewing digital text, solve practice test questions and complete several formative assessments using Socrative.

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avatar for Jason Just

Jason Just

Teacher, Lakeville South High School


Monday December 10, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Skyway

10:55am

A Day in the Elementary ActivClassroom
Participants will experience the wide variety of practical, daily applications of Promethean technology in the classroom. Through the two main lenses of curriculum and management, see examples of simple and complex flip charts used in a real classroom and learn tips and tricks for effective technology integration.

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avatar for Nathan Elliott

Nathan Elliott

Instructional Coach/Technology Teacher Leader, Anoka-Hennepin School District


Monday December 10, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Greenway J

10:55am

CoSN's CETL Certification Program
Learn about CoSN’s Certified Education Technology Leader certification exam and how it will help the careers of district education technology leaders. Those who pass this rigorous exam will demonstrate to their peers and stakeholders that they have mastered the skills necessary to bring our students the technology they need.

Speakers
avatar for Gayle Dahlman

Gayle Dahlman

Director of Certification & Education, CoSN
I am the Director of Certification for the Consortium for School Networking. This year we launched the CETL certification. For K-12 education technology leaders, earning the CETL certification will demonstrate to your staff, superintendent, and other stakeholders that you have mastered the knowledge and skills needed to define the vision for and successfully build 21st century learning environments in your school district. | | Achieving... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Hyatt 3rd floor - 3006

10:55am

Delivering Synchronous Virtual PD to 1,000
Do you struggle with limited professional development time and educating all participants? Discover how digital learning was planned and executed, from a PD design and a technology infrastructure perspective, for an all-day synchronous virtual PD to 1,000 participants in Minneapolis Public Schools.

Speakers
avatar for Deb Enloe

Deb Enloe

Business Analyst, Education & Training, Minneapolis Public Schools
Deb Enloe has over eight years of experience with Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) and currently leads the Information Technology Education and Training division. While at MPS, Debra has worked in Human Resources, Research Evaluation and Assessment and Information Technology Services.  Deb is passionate about helping others learn and strives to ensure all Information Technology training development incorporates the organizational core... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Greenway H/I

10:55am

Digital Primary Resources in the Classroom
History comes alive for students of all ages with digital primary sources in the classroom —even in language arts, reading, math and science. This session will present ideas for using primary sources and show some sneaky places to find them. Bring your ideas to share!

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avatar for Shana Crosson

Shana Crosson

Education Technologist, Minnesota Historical Society
I am passionate about how museums and schools can work together to create learning experiences that reach students with all learning styles.


Monday December 10, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Hyatt 3rd floor - 3060

10:55am

Engaging Learners and Developing Teachers Through Gaming

A year ago, a group of people without any chemistry background played the game Foldit and resolved a protein problem that stumped scientists for over 12 years.  They did it in ten days.  This talk focuses on the most powerful question that arose from our Foldit discoveries: is possible to achieve general world-class mastery in a specific domain through voluntary prolonged game play?   I will discuss our recent work that applies the same principles to early-math education with focus on fractions, proportional reasoning and algebra.  Specifically, we turn the education process into a data driven science that, through use of student and teacher interactions  discovers best interventions for each unique student as well as the best teacher practices.  Our engaged learning process optimizes not just for student mastery of mathematics, but also for their long term engagement and self-identification with STEM material in general.  I will describe our approach to achieving both engagement and mastery in our classroom trials across US.  The talk will conclude with our recent studies towards creating a teacher community around these tools that allows for rapid teacher development as well as student improvement.   


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avatar for Zoran Popovic

Zoran Popovic

Director, Center for Game Science, University of Washington


Monday December 10, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Nicollet A

10:55am

Engaging Students with iPad Projects
See how an elementary school with an 1:1 iPad initiative incorporates projects and publications into all subject areas. We will address how to use these ideas in schools with iPad carts. We'll share our successes and challenges in managing, planning lessons and using iPads with students.

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Brianna Buck

Digital Learning Specialist, Farmington Area Public Schools


Monday December 10, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Millennium Forum Center

10:55am

Game Design = STEM: Simple As That!
Dead center at the intersection of rigorous STEM instruction and student engagement is game development. Come see how complex programming, graphic design, animation, technical writing, project management, problem solving, engineering design processes, math and physics are all used in game development. May contain commercial content.

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Monday December 10, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Hyatt 3rd floor - 3004

10:55am

I Get It! Visualization Solutions that Support Secondary 9-12 Standards
Mastery of many Secondary School standards can be enhanced through a creative use of interactive visualization tools. In this session, teachers who use these tools in school planetariums will share examples that have made a difference and have helped students master difficult concepts. Examples will include free tools and techniques you can adapt for use in your classroom. Topics include Earth & Space Science, Life Science, Engineering, and Geography.

Speakers
DB

David Burgess

Planetarium Director, Mankato East High School
avatar for Joel Halvorson

Joel Halvorson

Science Communications Consultant, Regional Planetarium Network
I am currently working as a Science Communications Consultant, helping people and institutions bring the message of science to the public. Current and recent activities include: | Working through TIES to coordinate the technical and program activities of the Minnesota Regional Planetarium NetworkConsultant in the planning and development of the new Nature Research Center expansion at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.Partner in... Read More →
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Robert Snyder

US Department of Justice, Schreeder Wheeler and Flint, LLC, USA


Monday December 10, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Greenway Promenade 1

10:55am

iBooks Author in the Classroom
Participants in this session will explore the process of using iBooks Author from the beginning stages of identifying curriculum and making it electronic to adding the extras allowing students to engage with the text. Using iTunes U for publishing and student access to texts will also be presented.


Monday December 10, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Greenway D/E

10:55am

Improving Questioning Strategies Using iPads

Bring your own iPad and learn the best questioning strategies and practices for using free iPad apps, such as Edmodo, Socrative and Google Forms, to elicit students’ responses to guide your teaching. Participants will discuss higher-order questioning strategies, classroom applications for formative and summative assessments, and more.


Speakers
avatar for John Mccreary

John Mccreary

Media Specialist, Minneapolis Public Schools
Manager of Technology Integration for the Minneapolis Public Schools


Monday December 10, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Greenway F/G

10:55am

Instructional Design Theory for 21st-Century Skills
Despite the expansion of interactive technology and the need for instructional guidelines, there is a dearth of knowledge about pedagogy and few design theories. This session will discuss instructional design theory, its importance and its implication for developing 21st-century skills. It also will offer guidelines for designing instruction with social media.

Speakers
YJ

Yun Jeong Park

Assistant Professor, St. Cloud State University


Monday December 10, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Cedar Lake

10:55am

Learning Jams: Improvising BYOD Learning Opportunities
Looking for ways to bridge BYOD efforts with improved student learning? Learning “jams" can be an energizing strategy to ignite student learning in your classrooms. Join in this session where participants will experience the use of web-based “jam tools” to provide students with BYOD investigative tools and strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Hirsch

Jim Hirsch

Associate Superintendent for Academic and Technology Services, Plano (Tex.) ISD
  For more information and resources, go to http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/


Monday December 10, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Lake Superior A

10:55am

Maps You Can't Teach Without
Add context and tell stories using interactive maps and online tools. Whether you teach math, social studies or music, there are mapping resources that will inspire you to discover and represent information. Come see how to help students create and learn content by making geographic connections to the world.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Simmons

Eric Simmons

Director of Technology, Princeton Public Schools
Eric is the Director of Technology for Princeton Public Schools in Princeton, Minnesota and a Google for Education Certified Innovator. A former social studies teacher, he has supported technology integration in K-12 settings, and a 1:1 iPad middle school. His recent interests include leveraging digital content and geographic connections for student exploration through YouTube and Google Map tools. Eric wants to learn anything that can make him... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Millennium Forum South

10:55am

Mobile Devices, Meet Your New Manager
Mobile devices are changing education. So now we're changing the way you manage them. Find out how you can say goodbye to the frustrations of trying to manage district mobile devices with a solution created for enterprises. May contain commercial content.

Speakers

Monday December 10, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Lake Calhoun

10:55am

My students all have iPads - now what?
As more schools use iPads, many teachers are wondering how to adapt their instruction to take full advantage of these devices. In this online session, you will follow a Colorado Tech Teacher as he uses iPads to assess his students' learning about the Renaissance; he'll also explain how other tablets can be used.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Flickinger

Brad Flickinger

Tech Teacher, Bethke Elementary School


Monday December 10, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Minnehaha

10:55am

OS2: Online Smart, Online Safe
The Bloomington Public Schools created OS2 (Online Smart, Online Safe) to help today’s students take full advantage of emerging technologies in a safe, responsible and respectful manner. This session explores grade-level concepts, weekly tips, presentations for students, collected videos on cyberbullying and additional resources for students, families and staff.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Qualey

Karen Qualey

Digital Learning Coordinator, Bloomington Public Schools
Karen Qualey is Digital Learning Coordinator for the Bloomington Public Schools. She supports teachers as they personalize learning for students on their pathway to college and career readiness. Karen is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and is past co-president of Information and Technology Educators of Minnesota.


Monday December 10, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Millennium Hall of Avenues 2-3

10:55am

Professional Development EdCamp Style
Inspired by the "unconference model" of participant-driven learning, EdCamp encourages educators to take a do-it-yourself approach to their professional development. This panel discussion will draw from the presenters’ experiences organizing EdCampMSP and EdCamp Minnesota to explain the nuts and bolts of EdCamp-style professional development.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Anderson

Carl Anderson

Art Instructor
Art Education, Alternative Education, Innovative Schooling, Education Technology, Equity Issues in Technology & Education
avatar for Tom Brandt

Tom Brandt

Integration, Osseo Area Schools
Always learning. Always skeptical of what is known. Always amazed at what others know and can do.
avatar for Scott Schwister

Scott Schwister

Director of Information, Northeast Metro Intermediate District 916
Always beta.
avatar for Lisa Sjogren

Lisa Sjogren

Technology Integration Coach, Osseo Area Schools
When I am not unpacking the ISTE Standards for Teachers and creating PD, you can find me speaking about digital citizenship, bullying and ostracism, or technology coaching. When I am away from my computer you will either find me speedskating, cooking, taking pictures or traveling.


Monday December 10, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Millennium Forum North

10:55am

SMART Formative Assessment
Whether using Response systems or student devices, how to quickly and easily guide your instruction with SMART formative assessment solutions. May contain commercial content.

Speakers
SL

Sarah Lorntson

Language Arts Teacher, Mahtomedi Public Schools


Monday December 10, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Greenway A

10:55am

Stuck in a SMART Board Rut?
This session will help you move beyond the basics of routine classroom use of your SMART Board and engage your students in all content areas. From attendance in the morning to exit tickets at the end of the day, this session is packed with tips, tricks and ideas.

Speakers
LK

Lindsey Krejci

Kindergarten Teacher, Grand Meadow Schools


Monday December 10, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Greenway B/C

10:55am

Teaching with iPads: Best Practices and Results
This session will cover the ways iPads can be used to transform classroom instruction using the Puentedura SAMR model of technology integration. Examples and applications will be discussed, as well as an overview of preliminary achievement and engagement results from iPad deployments across the nation. May contain commercial content.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Meyer

Susan Meyer

Education Development Executive, Apple, Inc.
For more information and resources, go to http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/


Monday December 10, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Nicollet D

10:55am

Tech Tools to Build Literate Lives
Join this session to learn about new and exciting technology tools that enhance literacy instruction and increase student motivation. Participants will leave with ready to use ideas, web sites, tools and technology tips that work to build interest and skill in reading, writing and speaking.

Speakers
avatar for Stacie Cihlar

Stacie Cihlar

Integration Coach, Mishicot (Wis.) School District
I am a passionate technology and math geek and leader dedicated to learning and my students.


Monday December 10, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Millennium Hall of Avenues 4-5

10:55am

To Flip or Not to Flip
Join this exploration of how to determine when flipping a class is appropriate, when it is not and how to flip your class effectively in an inquiry-based and constructivist environment. This interactive session will also address many common misconceptions and concerns about the flipped classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Sams

Aaron Sams

Founder, PD by Teachers
Aaron Sams has been an educator since 2000. He operates the education consulting firm Sams Learning Designs, is an Adjunct Professor at Saint Vincent College, and serves as an advisor to TED-Ed. In 2009 he was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching while teaching Chemistry in Woodland Park, CO and serving as co-chair of the Colorado State Science Standards Revision Committee. Aaron has co-authored seven books... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Nicollet B/C

10:55am

Virtualization 101
Have you heard that you really need virtualization in your data center, but you aren't sure what it is or what it might do for you? Get a high-level overview of server virtualization and how it can help your bottom line and uptime, with a comparison of major virtualization vendors.

Speakers
TL

Tim Leerhoff

Sr Consultant/Project Manager in Technical Services, TIES


Monday December 10, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Lake Nokomis

10:55am

What Is the Media Telling My Students?
This session will review the value of Interactive Video Conferencing, or live two-way television, to teach media literacy and how to acquire and use this technology. See how the Minnesota Historical Society’s new IVC lesson "Media Literacy: 1968--A Year That Changed America" helps teach students how to analyze media.

Speakers
avatar for Tami Moehring

Tami Moehring

Program Associate, History Live
Tami Moehring started developing and presenting “History Live” (Interactive Video Conferencing) programming in 2009. She has been with the Minnesota Historical Society in numerous educational roles since 2004. Before coming to the Historical Society, Tami previously worked at various historical museums in their education, collections, exhibits and volunteer departments. Tami holds a B.A. in History with a Minor in Political Science from... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
St. Croix

10:55am

ABCs of Technologies for the Primary Classroom
Come and learn the ABCs of technologies to implement and start using right away in a primary classroom. You will see examples of activities and resources that you can use each day, and you will get a complete list of all these great resources.

Speakers
KH

Kristen Henning

Kindergarten Teacher/Tech Contact, District 196


Monday December 10, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Poster Table 5

10:55am

Classroom 1:1 Access Ignites Learning
Students need to read digitally and broadly, think critically, write at sophisticated levels, collaborate via online courses and share through digital products. Learn how classroom 1:1 access in secondary English is providing students with the constant and diverse use they need to become fluid and flexible for the future.

Speakers
avatar for Tanna Kincaid

Tanna Kincaid

Technology Director, Bismarck Public Schools
Technology Director at Bismarck Public Schools
DS

Dave Sherwin

Technology Training Coordinator, Bismarck (ND) Public Schools
Technology Training Coordinator at Bismarck Public School District


Monday December 10, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Poster Table 4

10:55am

Creating a Digital Classroom Library with the iPad
Discover how a student-created digital classroom library helps develop engaged and motivated learners in the elementary classroom. View examples of teacher- and student-created texts. Explore apps that allow students to create, collaborate and learn, and try some of them yourself.

Speakers
GB

Georgia Bjerk

First Grade Teacher, Deer River Schools


Monday December 10, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Poster Table 6

10:55am

Expand Digital Literacy with Glogster EDU
Learn more about Glogster EDU, an interactive visual platform in a differentiated format that promotes a positive balance between acquisition of factual knowledge, mastery of concepts and skills, and the imaginative use of multimedia and relevant Internet resources.

Speakers
avatar for Rojanne Brown

Rojanne Brown

Technology Integration Specialist, Osseo Area Schools
Technology Integration Specialist at Osseo Area Schools | Online Instructor for IT4Educators


Monday December 10, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Poster Table 2

10:55am

Subtext: The iPad App You've Been Seeking
Subtext is an iPad reading app for schools that makes it easy to interact with your students in the pages of digital books. Bring your iPad to this hands-on session to learn how to navigate Subtext and integrate it into your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Speicher

Sara Speicher

Digital Content Specialist, Hopkins Public Schools
Sara is a 9th grade reading and AVID teacher at Hopkins West Junior High School, Minnetonka, MN. Sara is a Tech Integration Specialist and a member of the Digital Content Team in the Hopkins School District. She is a Google Apps for EDU Trainer and has presented at conferences and trainings throughout the Twin City area. Sara is passionate about using technology to engage students, enhance curriculum, and bolster academic performance across... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Poster Table 1

10:55am

Using Technology to Meet Music Standards
See how one music teacher used digital audio recording and composition tools to educate and engage nontraditional music students in a classroom music setting, while meeting music standards.

Speakers
avatar for Roger Whaley

Roger Whaley

Band and General Music Teacher, Westonka Public Schools
Band, Music Teacher and Tech Integration Resource at Grandview Middle School


Monday December 10, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Poster Table 3

11:20am

Ask an Expert
An open forum for staff using TIES Student Information System to ask questions and get on-the-spot answers from the experts at TIES.

Speakers
SC

Sue Coons

TIES Applications, TIES
Software Support Consultant at TIES
DH

Deb Hempel

Synergy Trainer, TIES
Consultant, Student Services at TIES


Monday December 10, 2012 11:20am - 11:45am
TIES Booth

11:45am

New Grade Book Features
Come see what you have been missing in online grade books and discover the incredible value of true integration. Save valuable staff time with TIES Grade Book features.

Speakers
DH

Deb Hempel

Synergy Trainer, TIES
Consultant, Student Services at TIES


Monday December 10, 2012 11:45am - 12:15pm
TIES Booth

11:45am

Personalized Learning
Develop and implement a Personal Learning Plan for every student to truly individualize instruction. You can do it! TIES can help! Come find out how.

Speakers
DC

Dave Campen

Senior Consultant, Data Services, TIES


Monday December 10, 2012 11:45am - 12:15pm
TIES Booth

11:50am

Wireless Network Design for BYOD Environments
This session will cover challenges and best practices in designing and implementing wireless networks in K-12 environments. Attendees will gain a good general understanding of how to design a robust and worry-free K-12 wireless network, what factors to consider, what issues may arise and how to troubleshoot them.


Monday December 10, 2012 11:50am - 12:10pm
Exhibit Hall Theater

12:15pm

Ask an Expert
An open forum for staff using TIES Student Information System to ask questions and get on-the-spot answers from the experts at TIES.

Speakers
SC

Sue Coons

TIES Applications, TIES
Software Support Consultant at TIES
DH

Deb Hempel

Synergy Trainer, TIES
Consultant, Student Services at TIES


Monday December 10, 2012 12:15pm - 12:40pm
TIES Booth

12:15pm

12:15pm

21st Century Classroom: High School Advanced Placement Chemistry
Observe high school AP Chemistry students as they demonstrate how design and technology integrate to personalize a learning space that meets the needs of each student. Activities in this Kinetics Unit will include reviewing digital text, solve practice test questions and complete several formative assessments using Socrative.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Just

Jason Just

Teacher, Lakeville South High School


Monday December 10, 2012 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Skyway

12:15pm

Accessing Abilities
Technologies have opened up a world of opportunities for students with diverse learning needs. See how various technologies can provide students with the opportunity to take control of their education and their lives.

Speakers
MC

Mark Coppin

Director of Assistive Technology, Anne Carlsen Center


Monday December 10, 2012 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Nicollet D

12:15pm

Cell Phones in the Classroom
Bring your cell phone and get ready to see all of the things your students can do with them in the classroom. You will learn about many of the interactive web sites and services that are designed just for cell phones. This session will also talk about some of the steps and challenges for implementing a classroom wise cell phone program.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Director, lesliefisher.com
Leslie Fisher's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2012 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Nicollet B/C

12:15pm

Chrome and Chromebooks in the Classroom
Chromebooks and Google Chrome allow students to personalize learning in the cloud. Come and try a Chromebook and learn how powerful Chrome, Google Apps for Education and learning in the cloud can be.

Speakers
avatar for Molly Schroeder

Molly Schroeder

Director, Ed Tech Team
Molly Schroeder is a Global Digital Learning Specialist, Google Certified Teacher and Google Educator Trainer. She presents nationally and internationally at conferences, workshops and conventions on how to integrate Google Apps and other emerging technologies into learning. She tries to model Moonshot Thinking and Living in Beta to transform learning for teachers and students. Her background is in Elementary Education and she also holds a... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2012 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Millennium Forum South

12:15pm

Coaching, Collaboration and Social Media for Educators
Professional development must embrace the learning styles of teachers on the move. This session will discuss how Personal Learning Communities can be collaborative, online and technology-driven. Learn to implement technology-rich PLCs and walk away with a handful of easy-to-use social networking tools.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Ament

Michelle Ament

Director of Instruction and Professional Learning, Eden Prairie Schools
Passionate about innovative and creative ideas which are leading to the transformation and personalization of learning & teaching in a 1:1 technology environment.


Monday December 10, 2012 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Greenway F/G

12:15pm

Detecting and Preventing Plagiarism
Using others' ideas without credit is easier than ever—and more rampant. Whether it's deliberately stealing or simply ignorance of copyright laws and citation requirements, plagiarism is in every school and every subject. This session will discuss tools and strategies for detecting plagiarism, along with great resources for preventing it. May contain commercial content.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Kronzer

Nicole Kronzer

English Teacher, Champlin Park High School
English Teacher at Champlin Park High School


Monday December 10, 2012 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Hyatt 3rd floor - 3006

12:15pm

Digital Conversion for Student Achievement
Look inside at a national model for K-12 technology deployments that has resulted in extraordinary school improvement. The Mooresville Graded School District's Digital Conversion program provides all 3-12 grade students with a laptop. This award-winning effort demonstrates how to mobilize digital resources and teacher leadership to make a huge difference for students.

Speakers

Monday December 10, 2012 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Lake Superior A

12:15pm

Engage and Transform Teachers with 'Flipped' PD
Learn how a “flipped” model of technology professional development can transform teachers through personalized online instruction and face-to-face workshop time with technology integration specialists.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Daniels

Kristin Daniels

Innovation Coordinator, Cambridge-Isanti Schools
I am a former classroom teacher (middle school science) who transitioned into a technology integration role in 2006. My passions are collaboration and innovation in the hopes of helping teachers to shift their thinking towards creating more student-centered classrooms and schools. I have a B.A in Psychology from Northwestern University and an M.Ed in Elementary Education from DePaul University. I have been “flipping” professional... Read More →
avatar for Wayne Feller

Wayne Feller

Technology & Innovation Coach, Stillwater Public Schools
Innovation coaching is unique for each teacher. Grade level, content area, teaching style, interests, and context of experience affect choices and potentials. Amassing an arsenal of tools is not enough. Innovation is a continuous practice of applying skills and ingenuity to the creative building blocks of inspiration and imagination. Innovation coaching is my mission.


Monday December 10, 2012 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Nicollet A

12:15pm

Flipping Your Classroom the SMART Way
Utilizing SMART learning tools to maximize the effectiveness of a flipped classroom environment. May contain commercial content.


Monday December 10, 2012 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Greenway A

12:15pm

Google Chrome: Make the Internet Work for You
There's a reason Google Chrome has become the most used Internet browser in the World. Chrome can simplify daily tasks to create and share content with the rest of your digital life. Learn how to personalize and tweak Chrome to make the most out of everything you do online.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Simmons

Eric Simmons

Director of Technology, Princeton Public Schools
Eric is the Director of Technology for Princeton Public Schools in Princeton, Minnesota and a Google for Education Certified Innovator. A former social studies teacher, he has supported technology integration in K-12 settings, and a 1:1 iPad middle school. His recent interests include leveraging digital content and geographic connections for student exploration through YouTube and Google Map tools. Eric wants to learn anything that can make him... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2012 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Hyatt 3rd floor - 3004

12:15pm

How to Build Awful Web Pages and Digital Resources
Why settle for mediocrity when you can achieve much less with a little more effort? Learn to create awful digital content and web pages, see examples of atrocious design and hear the latest research on what doesn’t work in digital learning in this tongue-in-cheek session.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Fila

Jon Fila

Curriculum Coordinator, Intermediate District 287
Curriculum Coordinator for ISD 287, OER, digital curriculum resources and professional development in blended, digital, and just-in-time teaching. Curriculum developer, trainer and support for the MN Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum. Teaches English 12 online for Northern Star Online.
avatar for Mike Smart

Mike Smart

Innovation Coach, Intermediate District 287
Like to talk about... Innovation. Education. Teaching. Maker Movement. Performance Character. MOOCs. Japanese. Programming. Games. Books. Parenting. Geocaching. Soccer. Coaching. ... Whatever, really, except Antiques and Gardening.


Monday December 10, 2012 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Lake Calhoun

12:15pm

I Get It! Visualization Solutions that Support Elementary (E-5) Standards?
Mastery of many Elementary standards can be enhanced through a creative use of interactive visualization tools. In this session, teachers who use these tools in school planetariums will share examples that have made a difference and have helped students master difficult concepts. Examples will include free tools and techniques you can adapt for use in your classroom. Topics include Earth & Space Science, Life Science, Engineering, and Geography.

Speakers
avatar for John Iverson

John Iverson

Planetarium Director, St. Paul Public Schools


Monday December 10, 2012 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Greenway Promenade 1

12:15pm

iMovie for the iPad
See how you can use iMovie for the iPad in your school. This is the perfect app for teachers and students to use to produce a multimedia presentation in minutes on the iPad.

Speakers
avatar for Dihanna Fedder

Dihanna Fedder

Media Specialist/Technology Integrationist, District 578
I enjoy helping the staff and students at our school find new and innovative uses of technology. We recently started using Google Apps for Education and I am loving the flexibility it offers to our users. Each day brings new questions and creative solutions regarding technology at PCPS. |   | Dragons in the Cloud. |   | For more information and resources, go to http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/


Monday December 10, 2012 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Millennium Forum North

12:15pm

Ins and Outs of iTunes U
Apple opened up the iTunes U for easily creating and posting classroom content online. We'll explore the ins and out of creating a school account and view the “backside” of the product, with the main focus on how the teacher can use this to create and deliver their content online.

Speakers
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Ginny Gustad

Technical/Network Support, Beresford School District


Monday December 10, 2012 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Greenway B/C

12:15pm

Instilling Cultural Awareness in Teens
Our Global Society is a course that uses various online tools to create firsthand cultural experiences for students. Through these experiences, students gain a deeper understanding of and appreciation for diversity. Participants will receive the entire curriculum outline, including handouts and ideas for extensions in every classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Jacobs

Carrie Jacobs

Teacher-K12, West Des Moines Valley Southwoods High School
secondary instructional coach, online teacher, staff development teacher, technology integrationist, alternative high school social studies teacher, BD self-contained teacher, abstract random, orange, ENFP, ideation, input, adaptability, includer, woo, strategic, command...


Monday December 10, 2012 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Cedar Lake

12:15pm

iPad Meets Formative Instruction
Many schools are trying to implement successful formative instruction systems in the classroom. With the flood of iPads and eInstruction's new formative instruction system for iPad, it just got a whole lot easier and more efficient to deploy formative instruction across school districts. May contain commercial content.

Speakers
TB

Tony Braun

eInstruction, eInstruction


Monday December 10, 2012 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Greenway J

12:15pm

Lessons from iPads in a 1:1 Environment
Join representatives of the Becker and Little Falls school districts as they share what they learned about using iPads in a 1:1 environment. The session will address the classroom technology successes and challenges the districts faced and how their experiences could help smooth the journey for others.

Speakers
avatar for Neil Andruschak

Neil Andruschak

Technology, Little Falls Community Schools
On the Subject of Me: | It is important that people believe in what I am saying and doing. | I have a wife and two kids and they provide my balance. Without their love & support, I would not be able to do the things I do. | Experience is a great educator. I realize that choice follows knowledge. | Knowledge is accumulated from the wisdom of others. When somebody knows a better way, I will learn. | I never know who is watching. I am... Read More →
RC

Ryan Cox

Director of Instructional Technology, Becker Public Schools
  For more information and resources, go to http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/
MD

Mark Diehl

District Technology Coordinator, Little Falls Community Schools
Distict Technology Coordinator at Little Falls Community Schools


Monday December 10, 2012 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Millennium Forum Center

12:15pm

Literacy, Nooks and 21st-Century Libraries
This session will describe how one district is using Nooks in the library media center to promote digital literacy. The process of how the Nooks were chosen and are managed will be discussed, and examples of how K-12 library media specialists are using Nooks will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Andi Bodeau

Andi Bodeau

Elementary Technology Coordinator, Bloomington Public Schools
Elementary Technology Integration Coordinator at Bloomington Public Schools
avatar for Karen Qualey

Karen Qualey

Digital Learning Coordinator, Bloomington Public Schools
Karen Qualey is Digital Learning Coordinator for the Bloomington Public Schools. She supports teachers as they personalize learning for students on their pathway to college and career readiness. Karen is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and is past co-president of Information and Technology Educators of Minnesota.


Monday December 10, 2012 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Millennium Hall of Avenues 2-3

12:15pm

Mac Tips and Tricks
Want to know how to find hidden settings on your Mac? Want to know those power tips to get the most out of your Mac? This session will show you options and controls that can make your life a little bit easier and more productive. May contain commercial content.

Speakers
CA

Corey Anderson

  For more information and resources, go to http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/
avatar for Pete Markham

Pete Markham

Systems Engineer, Apple, Inc.
I'm a Systems Engineer at Apple, Inc. I work only with K-12 Education institutions in Minnesota and North Dakota. I am an expert in all things iPad and all things Mac in an Education environment.


Monday December 10, 2012 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Lake Superior B

12:15pm

MAGPI Presents K-12 Videoconferencing for Learning
Join Jennifer Oxenford of MAGPI from the University of Pennsylvania to learn about expanding the world for your students with videoconferencing projects and ideas Participants will learn about MAGPI,the programs MAGPI produces, and how to take advantage of these great experiences in your classroom.


Monday December 10, 2012 12:15pm - 1:05pm
St. Croix

12:15pm

Making Learning Visible, Convenient, Mobile and Possible
Looking for ways to provide professional development that fits your teachers' busy schedules and conveys that information that they need to upgrade their skills and knowledge? Come explore multiple ways to deliver just-in-time and archived PD that allows teachers to access technology-enhanced lessons on their own schedule.

Speakers

Monday December 10, 2012 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Millennium Hall of Avenues 4-5

12:15pm

Managing iPad Deployments in K-12 Schools
Experts from FirstTech and Jamf Software will show how schools can manage their iPad deployments with Apple's Configurator tool coupled with Caspr Suite for iOS from Jamf Software. The Casper Suite extends the simplicity of the Apple experience to device management. May contain commercial content.


Monday December 10, 2012 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Greenway D/E

12:15pm

Meeting for Schools Interested in Gaming Pilot with Zoran Popovic

This meeting will focus on the details of commencing in-school trials of early math games capable of adjusting to each student and providing detailed assessment of learner's conceptual understanding of Common Core concepts.  Some of our early findings show that just two hours of voluntary game play can enable a fifth grade student to solve complex linear algebraic equations on a written post-test.   The games in the trial cover fractions, proportional reasoning and algebra.  We will describe the current ongoing trials and how schools and districts in Minnesota can take part in these trials as early as next January, or in the second round next fall.  The meeting will describe multiple ways games can be used in classroom and out of school, and how a teacher portal is currently developing a teacher community capable of developing a new just-in-time teacher development through sharing the most effective interventions on a targeted micro-concept level. 


Speakers
avatar for Zoran Popovic

Zoran Popovic

Director, Center for Game Science, University of Washington


Monday December 10, 2012 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Lake of the Isles

12:15pm

Photoshop Tips and Tricks
This session will cover a variety of Photoshop topics for beginning to intermediate skill-level users, including common image correction and enhancement techniques, nondestructive edits and working with smart objects. Feel free to bring a few of your own to share.

Speakers
avatar for T. J. Fletcher

T. J. Fletcher

Web Developer, TIES
I'm currently a web developer at TIES where I get to work on our cutting edge web-based applications. Prior to this, I was an Education Technology Coordinator at TIES where I was able to offer workshops in our state of the art training center. In a past life, I taught chemistry and web development to high school students, promoting collaboration while creating and deploying innovative digital media and interactive learning resources. I encouraged... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2012 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Lake Nokomis

12:15pm

Technology and the Brain: What You Need to Know
Is technology really changing our brains? If so, are the changes positive or negative? More importantly, how do the changes impact teaching and learning? We will review the recent research on the brain and our digital learners, exploring such issues as attention, engagement and multitasking.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Yoder

Leslie Yoder

School Library Program Supervisor, Saint Paul Public Schools


Monday December 10, 2012 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Hyatt 3rd floor - 3060

12:15pm

Technology-Enhanced Parent Communication
Parent communication is critical to the education process. Explore several online tools (mostly free) that help teachers and administrators communicate effectively with parents.

Speakers
avatar for Chad Caswell

Chad Caswell

Director, E-Commerce & Community Engagement, TIES
Director, E-Commerce & Community Engagement at TIES, husband, father of three, triathlete, co-founder http://projectfoodstock.org .


Monday December 10, 2012 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Lake Minnetonka

12:15pm

Too Many Hats? Life in Educational Tech Support
If you've ever thought, "I could get so much done if it weren't for the teachers and students," then this session is for you. We'll take a lighthearted look at the many hats school technology coordinators and support staff wear, laugh, learn and even examine some possible coping strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Marc Johnson

Marc Johnson

Executive Director, ECMECC


Monday December 10, 2012 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Minnehaha

12:15pm

Transformative Transparency = iPads + Moodle
Transform your classroom by integrating iPads and Moodle. This session will review how Perham educators are integrating student and teacher iPads along with Moodle to create an exciting atmosphere for learning. Math, English, and science educators will provide specific classroom examples demonstrating best practices with transparency.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Morris

Jeff Morris

Technology Integration, Perham - Dent Public Schools
My passion is teaching and coaching. I have been teaching all levels of high school mathematics for 16 years now and also coach cross country and track. I just recently finished my Masters of Science in Math Education at Bemidji State University. In 2012 was named National High School Coaches Association Boys Cross Country Coach of the Year.


Monday December 10, 2012 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Greenway H/I

12:15pm

Boost Your Science Curriculum with Scratch
You've seen Scratch and understand it has potential to teach science content in a creative and engaging way. Take away four projects complete with scripts, state standards, resources, examples and rubrics to teach in your classroom tomorrow. One project for each grade levels 2-5 will be shown.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Lacey

Jennifer Lacey

Technology Teacher, Saint Paul Public Schools
I am a K-6 Technology Specialist Teacher in a French immersion school. I have been teaching for more than 20 years in a variety of settings. My education includes a B.Ed from University of Calgary, an Immersion Certificate from University of Minnesota and an M.Ed. from University of Minnesota in Instructional Systems and Technology. I have lived and worked on both coasts, and both sides of the Canada-USA border. Outside of work, my passions... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2012 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 3

12:15pm

Create A+ Video for your Flipped Classroom
Leverage the magic of Hollywood for your classroom! Create great looking videos that will enhance the knowledge of your students before they even step into the classroom. In this session you'll learn some basic video making tips to help you make better videos.

Speakers
avatar for Cole Mathisen

Cole Mathisen

eLearning Coordinator, Providence eLearning
Cole has more than eight years of experience as a videographer. He spent five years as television news reporter, anchor, videographer and producer. He is now using his talents to help Providence eLearning create video enhanced iBooks for the iPad. He's excited about creating and utilizing video in the educational environment and the possibilities it can have for students in the 21st century! He's won several awards for his work as both a producer... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2012 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 1

12:15pm

Minnesota Online Learning Leadership Network
Are you exploring the possibilities of online or blended learning in your district? The Online Learning Leadership Network is a supportive community of Minnesota teachers and leaders sharing ideas and resources, collaboratively solving problems and developing implementation strategies. Learn about OLLN topics and projects and how you can participate.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Schwister

Scott Schwister

Director of Information, Northeast Metro Intermediate District 916
Always beta.
avatar for Jon Voss

Jon Voss

Administrator, Intermediate 287


Monday December 10, 2012 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 2

12:15pm

Reaching Beyond the Classroom for High School
Imagine if your course could be expanded to the walls beyond your classroom, a world in which students could access your wisdom and content anytime without meeting you directly. In this session, you'll learn about available systems that can be of use to student learning in your class.

Speakers
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David Pearson

Math Teacher, DeLaSalle High School


Monday December 10, 2012 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 4

12:15pm

The C4 Model of Learning and You
Come learn why collaboration, communication and creativity can make explosive content. The C4 Model of Learning, created by Osseo Area Schools, has been recognized with ISTE’s highest recognition, alignment at the Mastery Level. Meet the project leads to learn how this program can be used with your school and teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Brandt

Tom Brandt

Integration, Osseo Area Schools
Always learning. Always skeptical of what is known. Always amazed at what others know and can do.
avatar for Lisa Sjogren

Lisa Sjogren

Technology Integration Coach, Osseo Area Schools
When I am not unpacking the ISTE Standards for Teachers and creating PD, you can find me speaking about digital citizenship, bullying and ostracism, or technology coaching. When I am away from my computer you will either find me speedskating, cooking, taking pictures or traveling.


Monday December 10, 2012 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 6

12:40pm

New Features in SchoolView
If you are the parent of a student in a TIES district or are using the TIES Grade Book, you will want to attend this session and see the entirely new SchoolView parent portal. The new user interface has been designed to work with touch phones and tablets, and includes a calendar for parents that has been getting great reviews from districts and parents.

Speakers
DH

Deb Hempel

Synergy Trainer, TIES
Consultant, Student Services at TIES


Monday December 10, 2012 12:40pm - 1:05pm
TIES Booth

1:05pm

Ask an Expert
An open forum for staff using TIES Student Information System to ask questions and get on-the-spot answers from the experts at TIES.

Speakers
DC

Dave Campen

Senior Consultant, Data Services, TIES
SC

Sue Coons

TIES Applications, TIES
Software Support Consultant at TIES


Monday December 10, 2012 1:05pm - 1:20pm
TIES Booth

1:20pm

iPlan
Discover how easy it is to build, manage, share and revise individual education plans for special education students with TIES i-Plan.

Speakers
SC

Sue Coons

TIES Applications, TIES
Software Support Consultant at TIES


Monday December 10, 2012 1:20pm - 1:45pm
TIES Booth

1:20pm

21st Century Classroom: High School IB Music and Jazz Ensemble
Two lessons will be presented like we're in our rehearsal room. In one of the lessons, introduction to iBook Author, students design reference materials on composition and music history. For the second lesson, a master class on jazz improvisation, students utilize the iPads as sheet music and as a reference to recordings and music theory.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Pearson

Michael Pearson

Director of Bands, Fridley High School
This is my fifth year of teaching and I am very passionate about music, the fine arts, and a well-rounded educational system. I feel that with the help of technology and a focus on concepts rather than just facts, we will create a better world through our own, uniquely American, educational system.


Monday December 10, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Skyway

1:20pm

Assessment: It Does a Student Body Good
Research has found that formative assessment is the single most powerful change you can make in your classroom to improve student achievement. This session will address how to effectively assess students formatively and use the results to make data-driven decisions to improve instruction and guarantee success of all students. May contain commercial content.

Speakers
avatar for Deb Meyer

Deb Meyer

Teaching and Learning Consultant, FirstTech


Monday December 10, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Greenway J

1:20pm

Demystifying QR Codes
Learn how easy QR codes are to create and use, and get ideas for how to use QR codes in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Legatt

Jen Legatt

Library Media Specialist, Hopkins North Junior High
Jen Legatt is a media specialist and tech integrationist who is energized by engaging learners in meaningful, authentic ways. Envisioning how to expand learning experiences out of the walls and bells of traditional classrooms. Mom of two readers.


Monday December 10, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Hyatt 3rd floor - 3060

1:20pm

Device Agnostic Tools for a BYOD World
As more and more schools are embracing students bringing their own device, there is a need to re-evaluate the tools that teachers are asking students to use. Learn about tools that work well no matter what device the students bring and how to differentiate your instruction to embrace students.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Walker

Michael Walker

Secondary Technology Integration Specialist, Edina Public Schools
I am an educator and life-long learner, currently serving as Secondary Technology Integration Specialist for Edina Public Schools in Edina, Minnesota. In previous positions I have taught Math, Computer Applications, Community Building using Technology and coached tennis. In addition, I co-host the EduWin Weekly podcast, showcasing students, parents and educators sharing the good things happening in education. I live in Minneapolis, MN with my... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Nicollet D

1:20pm

Discovery Education and the iPad
Join us as we explore techniques for building a mobile learning toolkit powered by Discovery Education content. We’ll provide tips for accessing Discovery Education content to creating content on the iPad. May contain commercial content.

Speakers
avatar for Whitney Mihoulides

Whitney Mihoulides

Director, DEN Account Management, Discovery Education


Monday December 10, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Lake of the Isles

1:20pm

E-Learning = Moodling with Collaborative Curriculum
Moodle is transforming professional development by giving our PLC content teams collaborative work time to construct Moodle master courses. We will share the key things we have learned from the experience and invite discussion with participants on shared experience and future possibilities of the ways in using Moodle.

Speakers
DS

Dave Sherwin

Technology Training Coordinator, Bismarck (ND) Public Schools
Technology Training Coordinator at Bismarck Public School District


Monday December 10, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Greenway H/I

1:20pm

ELOs, Assessments and Progress Reports
Follow the process of Mankato Area Public Schools media specialists as they created common Essential Learner Outcomes, assessments and standardized grading for the K-6 Information Literacy Curriculum for 11 elementary school buildings. Participants will become familiar with the process and the language involved in creating effective ELOs.

Speakers
KW

Kathy Wortel

Media Specialist, Mankato Area Public Schools
For over 20 years, I have been lucky enough to be a media specialist. For most of these years, I have been a media specialist with Mankato Area Public Schools at both the elementary and secondary levels. It has become clear to me that the skills taught in the area of library media and information literacy are essential for today's student in order to prepare for their future.


Monday December 10, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Cedar Lake

1:20pm

Exploring the Affordances of Augmented Reality in Education
This presentation will describe current progress in exploring the affordances of augmented reality for education, with examples that combine visual information and other nonverbal communication. Several applications of AR to models and representations used in high school biology will be described.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Silberglitt

Matt Silberglitt

Senior Research Associate, WestEd


Monday December 10, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Hyatt 3rd floor - 3006

1:20pm

I Get It! Visualization Solutions that Support Middle School (6-8) Standards
Mastery of many Middle School standards can be enhanced through a creative use of interactive visualization tools. In this session, teachers who use these tools in school planetariums will share examples that have made a difference and have helped students master difficult concepts. Examples will include free tools and techniques you can adapt for use in your classroom. Topics include Earth & Space Science, Life Science, Engineering, and Geography.

Speakers
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DeLaura McLellan

Jackson Middle School Observatory Coordinator, Jackson Middle School


Monday December 10, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Greenway Promenade 1

1:20pm

Increasing Digital Access: Our Next Step
This update of the Bismarck Public School District’s low-cost, Ubuntu Linux-driven netbook initiative will look at how we've gone beyond our initial 100 netbook pilot to having over 650 netbooks in classrooms across the district, all of which are used to access web 2.0 resources.

Speakers
avatar for Tanna Kincaid

Tanna Kincaid

Technology Director, Bismarck Public Schools
Technology Director at Bismarck Public Schools
avatar for Kenyon Wingenbach

Kenyon Wingenbach

6th Grade Teacher, High School Basketball/Football Coach


Monday December 10, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Lake Nokomis

1:20pm

iPads, Apps and Gaming Galore
This session will explore how gaming and IPads are transforming our school. Participants will view gaming programs and how we use them. We will then explore free IPad apps across a variety of content areas. Finally, participants will learn about maintaining an I-Pad cart in middle and high schools.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Bakke

Nick Bakke

Teacher, Cashton School District
Nick Bakke a middle school social studies teacher in the Cashton School District. He is very passionate about education and what it is transforming into. He has developed a system of gaming in his classroom to enhance his students' academic learning and engagement. He is an application based presenter who provides real teaching simulations to improve your classroom whether with Google Apps for Education or other web 2.0 tools. Nick has... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Nicollet A

1:20pm

It's Personal: iOS Devices and Special Needs
This session will emphasis the benefits of using iOS devices with students with special needs, including speech disorders, autism and learning disabilities. The session will include personal perspectives from a student and a parent. May contain commercial content.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Meyer

Susan Meyer

Education Development Executive, Apple, Inc.
For more information and resources, go to http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/


Monday December 10, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Nicollet B/C

1:20pm

Making the Most of Student Response Systems
According to Robert Marzano, teachers who use student response systems effectively can see 26 percent increase in student achievement. Learn how to make the most of these powerful devices to create meaningful data, inform instruction and ensure that all students are learning. The session will feature SMART Response and SMART Notebook.

Speakers
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Sarah Lorntson

Language Arts Teacher, Mahtomedi Public Schools


Monday December 10, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Greenway B/C

1:20pm

Meet the Author: Simon Sinek
Why are some organizations and people more innovative, more influential and more successful than others? Those who start with "why," those who have a clear vision as to why they are doing what they do, inspire others. The people that follow them don't do so because they have to, they do so because they want to. Simon Sinek weaves together a clear vision of what it truly takes to articulate your "why" and how to use that as a starting off point to inspire others and achieve success.

Speakers

Monday December 10, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Lake Superior A

1:20pm

Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
This session will discuss how Configuration Manager 2012 can help you deploy new Windows operating systems and any vendor’s applications. See how you can target specific groups of computers and allow SCCM to adapt to your environment, all while serving as a robust antivirus software for all your systems.

Speakers
avatar for Shane Kullman

Shane Kullman

Technical Services, TIES
Shane Kullman | VMware / Microsoft Consultant | TIES | 1667 Snelling Avenue North | Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108 | Office: 651.999.6232 | Fax: 651.999.6210


Monday December 10, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Minnehaha

1:20pm

Online and Digital Resources for Minnesotans
Online and blended learning continue to grow with increasing demand for quality digital content. The Minnesota Learning Commons can help you find free content resources and tools, quality rubrics and professional development opportunities, all supported by an seven-day per week online support center.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Johnson

Karen Johnson

Digital Education Consultant, Consultant
Educational Consultant for innovation, digital education and open educational resources.
avatar for Gary Langer

Gary Langer

Retired Executive Director, Minnesota Learning Commons
avatar for Jon Voss

Jon Voss

Administrator, Intermediate 287


Monday December 10, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Millennium Forum North

1:20pm

Planning and Evaluating 1:1 Learning with iPads, Part 1
This session looks at the iPad pilot project at the Minneapolis Public Schools. We'll cover various aspects of iPad integration, including infrastructure support, policy and procedure, circle of learning for teachers and the opportunities and challenges of one-to-one learning. Part 2 continues in Greenway F/G at 1:20 p.m.

Speakers
LB

Lanise Block

Strategic Project Administrator, Minneapolis Public Schools
Content Lead K-12: Social Studies at Minneapolis Public Schools
avatar for C. Candace Chou

C. Candace Chou

Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas
I am an associate professor at the School of Education at the University of St. Thomas. I am passionate about emerging media and specializing in the pedagogical applications of innovative educational technology. I administer the K-12 Learning Technology Online Graduate Certificate, E-Learning Graduate Certificate and Master of Arts Program in Technology for Learning, Development, and Change at UST. | | I have been designing and... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Greenway F/G

1:20pm

Put Your Classroom on the Map! Google Earth and Maps
See how you can leverage Google Maps and Earth to connect your classroom to the world. This session will highlight relevant ways, including iPad-specific applications, and the underlying philosophy of how these tools can be used in your classroom. The Earth is interdisciplinary and you should be using it!

Speakers
BF

Benjamin Friesen

  For more information and resources, go to http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/


Monday December 10, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Millennium Forum South

1:20pm

SMARTer Use of Student Devices
Make individual student devices work with your SMART products to create the right balance in your class of individual, small group, and whole class learning. May contain commercial content.


Monday December 10, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Greenway A

1:20pm

Staff Professional Development on a Stick
Explore a professional development model that is self-paced, incentivized and puts into practice the use of free web 2.0 tools for staff, based on the "23 Things on a Stick" model.

Speakers
avatar for Dhaivyd Hilgendorf

Dhaivyd Hilgendorf

Library Media Specialist, Park Center Senior High School
Past President of the Minnesota Educational Media Organization/Information & Technology Educators of Minnesota, Media Specialist at Park Center Senior High in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Former Media Specialist at Friends School of Minnesota (K-8). Also served as Volunteer Manager and Special Events Coordinator, including a decade of coordinating the Friends School Plant Sale. Recent focus on flipped professional development for staff and helping... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Lake Superior B

1:20pm

Technology Enhancement by Mini-Grant
Using mini-grants to encourage and experience technology in district classrooms, North Branch funded 14 pilot projects that resulted in a variety of devices and experiments using technology to enhance education. This session will review the process used and highlight the results.

Speakers
CT

Chip Treen

Technology Director, North Branch Area Public Schools
Technology Director at North Branch Area Public Schools


Monday December 10, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Hyatt 3rd floor - 3004

1:20pm

The School Leader's Role in Effective PD
District and school leaders play an integral part in planning and implementing effective professional development programs. This session will highlight insights observed at districts throughout the state and across the country to help local schools create create successful PD initiatives. May contain commercial content.

Speakers
avatar for Jody Ouradnik

Jody Ouradnik

Project Manager, Content Developer, Atomic Learning, Inc.
Passion: Learning. Music. Cats. Handcrafts. COLOR! Food. Family. Dance. Hooping. Nature. Lake Superior ... not necessarily in that order. They weave and flirt with each other. | | As a Project Manager/Content Developer for Atomic Learning, I have the opportunity to try new things with technology tools and figure out ways for folks to use those tools in creative ways. That is why I jump out of bed each morning!


Monday December 10, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Lake Calhoun

1:20pm

The World in Your Classroom - Videoconferencing
Videoconferencing has the unique ability to expand the walls of the classroom. Content providers around the world provide standards-based programs that support curriculum, allowing students to collaborate and communicate with experts and other students. Videoconferencing also prepares students for the global community in which they will live and work. Session may contain commercial content.

Speakers

Monday December 10, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm
St. Croix

1:20pm

Twitter and Goodreads for Professional Development
Learn how to use Twitter and Goodreads for professional development. This hands-on session will show you why you should use these tools and how to set up accounts, link to literacy/technology/educational professionals and practice using the accounts.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Thompson

Holly Thompson

Library Media Specialist, Osseo Area Schools
I'm a school library media specialist who loves teaching with technology and who reads children's and YA books more than any other kind. Crest View Elementary (Osseo ISD 279).


Monday December 10, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Greenway D/E

1:20pm

Using iOS Apps to Foster Literacy Learning
This presentation will describe and recommend uses of iOS apps to foster collaborative reading, writing, discussion and audio/video production as literacy practices useful in all subjects. It also will look at students’ uses of concept-mapping, annotation, screencasting and podcast/video production apps to illustrate support of literacy learning in science.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Beach

Richard Beach

Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota, University of Minnsota
Research interests: literacy practices and identity construction; uses of digital literacies, particularly iPad app affordances; teaching secondary literature/writing; literacy practices and CCSS implementation


Monday December 10, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Millennium Forum Center

1:20pm

Using Technology Responsibly

Research shows shows that 21st-century youth spend more time texting than talking, more time surfing the Internet than watching TV. This session will discuss the nine themes of digital citizenship and hot issues such as cyberbulllying and illegal downloads. NETS-T VI A and D standards will be addressed.


Speakers
avatar for Jenna Linskens

Jenna Linskens

Education Technology Integration Specialist & Trainer, Education TnT
Jenna Linskens is a Educational Technology Integration Specialist and Trainer to K-20 schools; a webinar presenter and national speaker. She provides project leadership and support to schools including staff development trainings and guidance on best practices for technology integration, instructional design, and e-learning. She was a graduate instructor in Educational Technology for seven years at Marian University, Wisconsin. Prior to Marian... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Lake Minnetonka

1:20pm

Create and Learn with QRs
Quick response codes allow teachers to put an interesting twist on curriculum content and instruction. We will describe, generate and integrate QR Codes in classroom instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Pamela Manders

Pamela Manders

Library Media Specialist, Osseo Area Schools
I am married to an amazing man, have 2 wonderful children, a job that I love and challenges me and incredible friends and family. I am blessed. Oh, did I mention the great hair. If only this pimple would go away.
TV

Tina Voigtlander

Library Media Specialist, Osseo Area Schools
Library Media Specialist at Osseo Area Schools


Monday December 10, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Poster Table 3

1:20pm

Creating Book Trailers
Book trailers are easy ways to get the attention of potential readers. They also are a fun alternative to the traditional book report. See how to create book trailers using Movie Maker and link them to QR codes for quick reference.

Speakers
avatar for Janelle Hermann

Janelle Hermann

Tech Integration Specialist, Chisago Lakes High School
Languages Arts teacher turned Media Specialist turned Technology Integrationist for grades 9-12 with a permanent case of wanderlust and fernwah.


Monday December 10, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Poster Table 6

1:20pm

Getting Started with Moodle
Discover the many learning opportunities and instructional enhancement features of the Moodle learning management software. This session is intended for those who are new to online learning.

Speakers
avatar for Marc Patton

Marc Patton

Technology Integrationist, St. Paul Public Schools
I enjoy using technology for learning and instruction. I consider myself as a technology advocate within the education profession. I am always willing to respond and share my experiences with educational technology topics.


Monday December 10, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Poster Table 5

1:20pm

Mobile Apps for Mobile Families
Learn how Fridley school districts developed a mobile communication app with two-click access to contacts, calendars, menus and more from a smart phone. See how we deliver push notifications and provide mapping information for mobile families. http://bit.ly/Fridley

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Kraemer

Kathy Kraemer

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Fridley IB World Schools
K-12 Instructional Technology Coordinator at Fridley IB World SchoolsI'm passionate about BIG ideas, student advocacy, TEDx, travel, humor, the movies, photography, all kinds of music, being a wife, mom and teacher, kickboxing, swimming, and being lakeside.


Monday December 10, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Poster Table 4

1:20pm

Northern Lights on the Digital Frontier
The Northern Lights curriculum has been helping students discover Minnesota history for 20 years and is adapting to a digital world. See prototypes, hear about future digital supplements and give us your input on a digital Northern Lights. Learn how the Revised Second Edition (2013) aligns with the new standards.

Speakers
avatar for Shana Crosson

Shana Crosson

Education Technologist, Minnesota Historical Society
I am passionate about how museums and schools can work together to create learning experiences that reach students with all learning styles.


Monday December 10, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Poster Table 2

1:20pm

Travel the World of Literature with Google Lit Trip
Catch a glimpse of how Google Earth and primary sources combine to bring literature to life! The showcased Lit Trip is based on Yoshiko Uchida’s “Journey to Topaz,” a novel about a young girl's experiences during the Japanese-American internment. Come see how to contextualize and authenticate the reading experience.

Speakers
avatar for Heather J. Palmer

Heather J. Palmer

Media Specialist, Edina Public Schools
I am a Media Specialist and the Chair of the Jane Addams Children's Book Award Committee. I am passionate about service-learning, peace education and technology.


Monday December 10, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Poster Table 1

1:45pm

Ask an Expert
An open forum for staff using TIES Student Information System to ask questions and get on-the-spot answers from the experts at TIES.

Speakers
DC

Dave Campen

Senior Consultant, Data Services, TIES
SC

Sue Coons

TIES Applications, TIES
Software Support Consultant at TIES


Monday December 10, 2012 1:45pm - 2:10pm
TIES Booth

1:45pm

New Grade Book Features
Come see what you have been missing in online grade books and discover the incredible value of true integration. Save valuable staff time with TIES Grade Book features.

Speakers
DH

Deb Hempel

Synergy Trainer, TIES
Consultant, Student Services at TIES


Monday December 10, 2012 1:45pm - 2:10pm
TIES Booth

1:50pm

Using Read Live to Differentiate Reading Instruction
Learn how to develop fluency, support vocabulary and promote comprehension by combining the powerful, research-based strategies of teacher modeling, repeated reading and progress monitoring. Accelerate the reading achievement of Title I, special education, ELL and mainstream students using these research-proven strategies. May contain commercial content.

Speakers

Monday December 10, 2012 1:50pm - 2:10pm
Exhibit Hall Theater

2:10pm

Ask an Expert
An open forum for staff using TIES Student Information System to ask questions and get on-the-spot answers from the experts at TIES.

Speakers
DC

Dave Campen

Senior Consultant, Data Services, TIES
DH

Deb Hempel

Synergy Trainer, TIES
Consultant, Student Services at TIES


Monday December 10, 2012 2:10pm - 2:25pm
TIES Booth

2:25pm

Ask an Expert
An open forum for staff using TIES Student Information System to ask questions and get on-the-spot answers from the experts at TIES.

Speakers
DC

Dave Campen

Senior Consultant, Data Services, TIES
SC

Sue Coons

TIES Applications, TIES
Software Support Consultant at TIES


Monday December 10, 2012 2:25pm - 2:50pm
TIES Booth

2:25pm

Creating the Ultimate 'Flipped' Classroom
Learn the tricks of the trade for creating the ultimate flipped classroom. Go from corny looking video lectures to studio quality by following basic video creation tips. Start leveraging the power of video in your classroom today! May contain commercial content.

Speakers
avatar for Cole Mathisen

Cole Mathisen

eLearning Coordinator, Providence eLearning
Cole has more than eight years of experience as a videographer. He spent five years as television news reporter, anchor, videographer and producer. He is now using his talents to help Providence eLearning create video enhanced iBooks for the iPad. He's excited about creating and utilizing video in the educational environment and the possibilities it can have for students in the 21st century! He's won several awards for his work as both a producer... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2012 2:25pm - 3:05pm
Exhibit Hall Theater

2:25pm

21st Century Classroom: High School IB Music and Jazz Ensemble
Two lessons will be presented like we're in our rehearsal room. In one of the lessons, introduction to iBook Author, students design reference materials on composition and music history. For the second lesson, a master class on jazz improvisation, students utilize the iPads as sheet music and as a reference to recordings and music theory.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Pearson

Michael Pearson

Director of Bands, Fridley High School
This is my fifth year of teaching and I am very passionate about music, the fine arts, and a well-rounded educational system. I feel that with the help of technology and a focus on concepts rather than just facts, we will create a better world through our own, uniquely American, educational system.


Monday December 10, 2012 2:25pm - 3:15pm
Skyway

2:25pm

50 Sites in 50 Minutes
This high-energy presentation uses 50 web sites as a springboard to examine great classroom instruction and the philosophies behind exemplary technology across all subject areas. Participants will leave with outstanding free resources, scores of integration ideas and the inspiration to reshape their classroom teaching.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Garrison

Mark Garrison

Director of Technology & Innovation, White Bear Lake Schools
Husband, Father, Runner, Director of Technology, Presenter, Google Certified Teacher, YouTube Star Teacher, HamDog Mando, Happy


Monday December 10, 2012 2:25pm - 3:15pm
Nicollet B/C

2:25pm

A Tour of System Center Configuration Manager
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) is a powerful tool for managing the devices on your network. Find out how Edina schools use SCCM to deploy operating systems, distribute software, manage antivirus, gather detailed information about our computers and more.

Speakers
AD

Adam Duffy

Technology Support Specialist, Edina Public Schools


Monday December 10, 2012 2:25pm - 3:15pm
Minnehaha

2:25pm

Apple Configurator, VPP Apps and the Cart
Learn how one school district rolled out four Bretford iPad carts using Apple Configurator. We will share the tips, tricks and troubles associated with using Apple Configurator and VPP apps in a cart format.

Speakers
avatar for Troy Reynolds

Troy Reynolds

Technology Coordinator, Win-E-Mac ISD 2609
I have been teaching for only four short years. In that time I have worked very heavily with technology integration and the use of SMART Boards and iPads. I was fortunate enough to be hired this year at Win-E-Mac for their 1:1 iPad roll out in grades 10-12. Each staff member received an iPad and an AppleTV to use in their teaching, and the district purchased four carts to be used in grades K-9. We are still learning how to integrate the iPads... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2012 2:25pm - 3:15pm
Lake Nokomis

2:25pm

Best Practices of Geography Teachers’ Integration, Part 2
Three high school geography teachers will share their experiences in integrating iPads for one-to-one learning as part of the iPad pilot project at the Minneapolis Public Schools. They will cover their instructional activities, geography apps, classroom management and best practices. Continued from Part 1 at 12:15 p.m. in Greenway F/G.

Speakers
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Lanise Block

Strategic Project Administrator, Minneapolis Public Schools
Content Lead K-12: Social Studies at Minneapolis Public Schools
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C. Candace Chou

Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas
I am an associate professor at the School of Education at the University of St. Thomas. I am passionate about emerging media and specializing in the pedagogical applications of innovative educational technology. I administer the K-12 Learning Technology Online Graduate Certificate, E-Learning Graduate Certificate and Master of Arts Program in Technology for Learning, Development, and Change at UST. | | I have been designing and... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2012 2:25pm - 3:15pm
Greenway F/G

2:25pm

Connecting Students to a Collaborative World
Explore the use of videoconferencing and collaborative technology resources available to create and share dynamic student projects, bring experts into the classroom and post collaborative lessons with project partners around the world. See what others are doing to move the walls of their classroom into the global community.

Speakers
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Beverly Mattocks

Educational Consultant, Center of Interactive Learning and Collaboration
Consultant/KC3 Project Manager at Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC)


Monday December 10, 2012 2:25pm - 3:15pm
St. Croix

2:25pm

Daily Life with 1:1 Devices
Does your school have some sort of 1:1 program? Netbooks, tablets, laptops, iPads, BYOD? Come prepared to share three successes and a challenge or two. We'll meet as a community of learners to share what works and what we wish we hadn't tried.

Speakers
avatar for Tami Brass

Tami Brass

Director of Instructional Technology, St Paul Academy and Summit School
Director of Instructional Technology for St. Paul Academy and Summit School | Google Educator & Google Education Trainer | Apple Distinguished Educator | Passionate about #makered and portable/mobile devices in education


Monday December 10, 2012 2:25pm - 3:15pm
Nicollet A

2:25pm

Documenting Learning with Digital Social Portfolios
Provide an authentic, engaging and secure publishing platform for your students. See how to use Kidblog.org to create digital, interactive “social portfolios” that promote thoughtful reflection and meaningful conversations around academic content and document learning throughout the school year.

Speakers
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Matt Hardy

Co-founder, Kidblog, Inc.


Monday December 10, 2012 2:25pm - 3:15pm
Greenway J

2:25pm

English Classroom in the Cloud
Light a fire for learning in your students with easy-to-use cloud resources. This presentation will include examples of how students can publish what they have learned by using Google Docs, Google Sites, digital storytelling tools and video.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Gohl

Katie Gohl

Technology Integration Specialist, Buffalo Hanover Montrose Schools
I am lucky to be a mom, a wife, a teacher and a technology integration specialist with a love for learning.
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Jenny Wykle

Technology Integrationist, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools
I am a 6th grade Teacher and Technology Integrationist at Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools. I am passionate about blending technology integration with essential learning dispositions.


Monday December 10, 2012 2:25pm - 3:15pm
Hyatt 3rd floor - 3004

2:25pm

Extending Google Apps for Education Through Add-Ons and Apps
Grow your Google Apps ecosystem and learn about available tools and applications. Come see some of the Google Marketplace applications that can increase functionality and security of Google Apps for Education. We will explore both free and paid applications.

Speakers
avatar for Nathaniel Lindley

Nathaniel Lindley

Supervisor of Technology Services, Edina Public Schools
Technology Specialist at Edina Public Schools


Monday December 10, 2012 2:25pm - 3:15pm
Millennium Forum South

2:25pm

Five Steps to a Successful BYOD
Moving classrooms into the 21st century is often an expensive undertaking, making the purchase of devices difficult for school districts. Learn the five steps one district used to move into the 21st century by asking students to BYOD (bring your own device).

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Brovold

Tracy Brovold

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Mankato Area Public Schools


Monday December 10, 2012 2:25pm - 3:15pm
Lake Superior B

2:25pm

How Games-Based Thinking Shaped My Classroom
Get an insider’s perspective on applying a games-based learning model to schoolwide redesigns of special education programs and language learning programs. Take this journey, filled with humor, examples, design strategies and frameworks for teaching and leading with games-based learning, to reshape your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Seann Dikkers

Seann Dikkers

Education Department Chair, Bethel University
Seann Dikkers is an associate professor of Education at Bethel University. Formerly, Seann served fourteen years as a middle school teacher, high school principal, and researcher. Now he teaches, writes, and works with some amazing colleagues at Bethel. He studies exemplary teaching, learning design, and learning systems. His books include *Real-Time Research*, *Mobile Media Learning I and II*, and *TeacherCraft: Minecraft in the Classroom... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2012 2:25pm - 3:15pm
Nicollet D

2:25pm

iCreate: Assessment, Web 2.0 and Digital Technology
From digital storytelling to digital portfolios, blogging and student web sites, core subjects can be assessed in creative, collaborative and digital ways. Come see how Web 2.0 tools and digital technology can be used to assess what students know and can do.

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Stalnaker

Kathleen Stalnaker

English/Language Arts Teacher, MACCRAY Schools
English/Language Arts Teacher at MACCRAY High School


Monday December 10, 2012 2:25pm - 3:15pm
Millennium Forum North

2:25pm

Intel's Learning Series, Open Source Teaching Tools and Grant Resources and Tips
Share your favorite open source tools and learn what others are using at this roundtable discussion. We’ll also discuss online books and PDF viewers for organizing and maintaining them, as well as grant writing tips and resources for funding and grant opportunities. May contain commercial content.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Archer

Anna Archer

Account Manager, ByteSpeed
Account Manager at ByteSpeed


Monday December 10, 2012 2:25pm - 3:15pm
Lake Calhoun

2:25pm

iPods in the Primary Classroom
In the past two years, English Language teachers in ISD 742 have been given the opportunity to work with iPods. See how we have extended learning with these devices for kindergarten, first- and second-graders. Participants will get a list of resources, lessons to use and ideas for apps.

Speakers
avatar for Angie Kalthoff

Angie Kalthoff

Technology Integrationist, St Cloud Area Sch District 742
Technology Integrationist for ISD 742


Monday December 10, 2012 2:25pm - 3:15pm
Lake Superior A

2:25pm

Keynote and the iPad
Keynote for the iPad is a powerful presentation tool that can be used in education and is especially beneficial when used with wireless mirroring to a projector. Bring your own iPad to learn tips and tricks that will help you make the best use of Keynote for the iPad.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Russell

Christopher Russell

Director of Choirs, Oltman Middle School, South Washington County Schools
Christopher J. Russell, Ph.D., is the author of the Technology in Music Education Blog. He is the is the Director of Choirs at Oltman Middle School in St. Paul Park, Minnesota. Dr. Russell was featured for his use of technology in music education in the October 2014 issue of Choral Director Magazine. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Northwestern College, a Master of Arts in Music Education with a Choral Emphasis at the... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2012 2:25pm - 3:15pm
Millennium Forum Center

2:25pm

Orono Staff Meeting - 2:10-3:00
Speakers
avatar for Cara Hagen

Cara Hagen

Technical Sales, TIES
Education Technology Consultant at TIES | | | For more information and resources, go to http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/


Monday December 10, 2012 2:25pm - 3:15pm
Lake of the Isles

2:25pm

Professional Development: Making History with 100% Readiness
Can a district ever really complete the training of all staff when an initiative is introduced over time? See how to ensure each member of your staff is fully trained in the same initiatives no matter what year they enter your professional team by using Whitewater Learning® E-Education for Educators.

Speakers
avatar for Lyle Taipale

Lyle Taipale

Professional Development Consultant, Whitewater Learning
Provide support to educational programs and personnel for continuous professional development 


Monday December 10, 2012 2:25pm - 3:15pm
Lake Minnetonka

2:25pm

SMART Board Notebook Tips and Tricks
This fast-paced session will provide 40 (or more) of my favorite SMART Board Notebook tips, tricks and shortcuts, including some that are new to Notebook 11. The demonstration will include interactive lesson development strategies and popular Notebook tools, features and techniques to increase teacher productivity and personalize student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Geri Feiock

Geri Feiock

Learning & Technology Integrationist, District 196 Rosemount - Apple Valley - Eagan
Geri brings her experiences as a Google for Education Certified Innovator & Trainer, SMART Certified Education Trainer, SMART Exemplary Educator, and former high school math teacher to each of her presentations. She provides ongoing training and support to K-12 teachers and staff and is actively involved in the global Google and SMART communities. You’re certain to leave her sessions with your own "takeaways" to start using right away!


Monday December 10, 2012 2:25pm - 3:15pm
Greenway B/C

2:25pm

SMART Collaborative Classroom
What it means to be in a collaborative learning environment, what can you implement in your classroom today and how does your classroom need to change to fully create a collaborative learning space. May contain commercial content.

Speakers
KS

Kevin Schroeder

Education Solutions Specialist, SMART Technologies


Monday December 10, 2012 2:25pm - 3:15pm
Greenway A

2:25pm

Standards-Based Flexbooks for Grades 6, 7 and 8
Learn about electronic textbooks, based on the CK-12 model flexbooks, that are aligned to the Minnesota mathematics standards and available to all schools in the state and beyond. Members of the authoring team will be available to demonstrate the flexbooks and answer questions.

Speakers
avatar for Marc Johnson

Marc Johnson

Executive Director, ECMECC
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Tanya Siedlecki

Instructional Math Coach, Cambridge-Isanti Schools


Monday December 10, 2012 2:25pm - 3:15pm
Greenway D/E

2:25pm

Teaching In the 21st Century
Join a Google Certified Teacher in exploring teaching in the 21st century through rethinking classroom design and using Blogger as a key parent and student communication tool, YouTube with curriculum, interactive web sites for homework, digital storytelling in Writer's Workshop and alternative presentation tools.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Deris

Tom Deris

2nd Grade Teacher, Glendale Elementary, Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools
Twitter: @tomderis @mrderisclass | Facebook: Mr Deris Classroom | Pinterest: tomderis | Classroom Wonderpage: www.wonderpage.com/mrderis | Classroom Youtube Page: http://www.youtube.com/user/tomderis2222 | School iPad Blog: www.glendaleipadclassrooms.blogspot.com | | TIES: | http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/TIES2012_Teaching+In+the+21st+Century | http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/iPads+and+Special+Education


Monday December 10, 2012 2:25pm - 3:15pm
Cedar Lake

2:25pm

The Digital Backpack: Field Trips of the Future
What if museum field trips enabled students to collect virtual artifacts in a “digital backpack” to take back to the classroom for deeper investigation? Learn about History in Our Hands, a unique mobile experience in development at the Minnesota History Center, and help shape the final product with your feedback.

Speakers
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Jen Sly

Manager of Digital Learning & Assessment, Minnesota Historical Society
Jennifer Sly leads the new Digital Learning and Assessment group at the Minnesota Historical Society. Other projects she has led are the Play the Past and “Reinventing the Field Trip for the 21st Century” projects.  For the past 15 years, Jennifer has worked at the intersection of technology and education in informal learning environments.  Jennifer has a B.A. from St. Olaf College in Math and Music and an M.P.A. from the... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2012 2:25pm - 3:15pm
Hyatt 3rd floor - 3060

2:25pm

Use Technology to Reflect and Connect STEM Learning
Learn ways intermediate students use technology to create a stronger understanding of STEM experiences, and leave motivated to take STEM activities one step further.

Speakers
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Cathy Kindem

Teaching and Learning Coordinator, District 196


Monday December 10, 2012 2:25pm - 3:15pm
Hyatt 3rd floor - 3006

2:25pm

What Does It Take to Run a School Viz Lab?
What does it take to install an immersive visualization lab in your school? What are the cost, skills, and justification for making this investment? This session will focus on "all things technical" and is a chance to learn what is involved in running a school based "Viz Lab”.

Speakers
avatar for Joel Halvorson

Joel Halvorson

Science Communications Consultant, Regional Planetarium Network
I am currently working as a Science Communications Consultant, helping people and institutions bring the message of science to the public. Current and recent activities include: | Working through TIES to coordinate the technical and program activities of the Minnesota Regional Planetarium NetworkConsultant in the planning and development of the new Nature Research Center expansion at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.Partner in... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2012 2:25pm - 3:15pm
Greenway Promenade 1

2:25pm

Facilitating VREP in the Classroom
Virtual Reality Education Pathfinder captures student interest through self-directed VR projects. Students develop the ability to research, communicate, problem solve, work in a team, manage time and allocate resources. Student projects cover independent learning, enhancing curriculum via VR and creating a classroom-local business partnership.

Speakers
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Doris Johnson

Technology Coordinator, Randolph Schools


Monday December 10, 2012 2:25pm - 3:15pm
Poster Table 4

2:25pm

Peer Tech Integration
What if hands-on technology staff development opportunities happened exactly when you needed them to, with whom you wanted to work, on precisely the topic or tool you were hoping to learn? Find out how one elementary school did this with a $5,000 budget.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Dooley

Lisa Dooley

Media Specialist, Edina Public Schools


Monday December 10, 2012 2:25pm - 3:15pm
Poster Table 1

2:25pm

Smartpens in the Elementary Classroom
The teacher is the coach on the sidelines when smartpen technology is put into play! Come learn about smartpens and see examples of how to use them in your classroom.

Speakers
LK

Lindsey Krejci

Kindergarten Teacher, Grand Meadow Schools


Monday December 10, 2012 2:25pm - 3:15pm
Poster Table 5

2:25pm

STEM & STEAM Lessons Using Thinkfinity & Project Based Learning
Two districts will share their progress with integrating Verizon Thinkfinity and Project Based Learning to develop STEM, Minneapolis Public Schools, and STEAM, Mounds View Public Schools, lessons for middle students.


Monday December 10, 2012 2:25pm - 3:15pm
Poster Table 2

2:25pm

Teaching Beyond Walls: No Classroom, No Problem
Learn how giving up classroom space has been a blessing in disguise and how technology such as Chrome Books, Moodle and Google Apps has helped make classroom walls irrelevant and invigorated and unleashed student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Moore

Jon Moore

6th Grade Language Arts Teacher, Edina Public Schools


Monday December 10, 2012 2:25pm - 3:15pm
Poster Table 3

2:50pm

New Behavior Tools
TIES has created an entirely new module to track student behavior from the ground up! This module has been crafted to reflect the needs of schools following the PBIS model and incorporates the features of the SWIS reporting system. Come learn how TIES new behavior system will help save you time and money in tracking student behavior in your building.

Speakers
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Sue Coons

TIES Applications, TIES
Software Support Consultant at TIES


Monday December 10, 2012 2:50pm - 3:15pm
TIES Booth

2:50pm

New Features in SchoolView
If you are the parent of a student in a TIES district or are using the TIES Grade Book, you will want to attend this session and see the entirely new SchoolView parent portal. The new user interface has been designed to work with touch phones and tablets, and includes a calendar for parents that has been getting great reviews from districts and parents.

Speakers
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Deb Hempel

Synergy Trainer, TIES
Consultant, Student Services at TIES


Monday December 10, 2012 2:50pm - 3:15pm
TIES Booth

4:30pm

MEMO Technology SID Meeting
Meeting of the Minnesota Education Media Organization (MEMO) Technology Special Interest Division to discuss topics of interest and current activities.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Mehsikomer

Mary Mehsikomer

Technology Integration Dev & Outreach Facilitator, TIES (MN)
I am passionate about learning, reading, teaching, and helping educators use technology to enhance the learning experience for students.


Monday December 10, 2012 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Hyatt 3rd floor - 3004
 
Tuesday, December 11
 

8:00am

Android and Friends
This session will dive into the most popular applications available for education on the Android as well as introduce you to other operating systems, the tablets that use them and the advantages to using them. Classroom, productivity, personal applications, as well as accessories, will be discussed and demonstrated.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Director, lesliefisher.com
Leslie Fisher's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2012 8:00am - 8:50am
Millennium Hall of Avenues 4-5

8:00am

APPlying Marzano: iPad Strategies That Work
How can you use iPads most effectively to help students learn? Learn how Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate District is aligning iPad apps and activities with the Marzano research-based instructional strategies to maximize student learning. Participants will explore examples of model strategies and receive a list of Marzano-aligned apps.

Speakers
avatar for Kelli McCully

Kelli McCully

Instructional/Technology Integration Coach, Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District
Instructional/Technology Integration Coach at Northeast Metro 916 - Valley Crossing Community School
avatar for Scott Schwister

Scott Schwister

Director of Information, Northeast Metro Intermediate District 916
Always beta.


Tuesday December 11, 2012 8:00am - 8:50am
Millennium Forum South

8:00am

Authoring and Publishing Your Own Digital Textbook
Classroom teacher and author Brian Hurd shows how he publishes interactive multi-touch history textbooks to the iTunes iBookstore for use by his own students, as well as for purchase by other classrooms worldwide. Attendees will receive a free e-book version of the presentation for iBooks, Kindle and Nook.

Speakers
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Brian Hurd

Middle School History Teacher, Mary of Lourdes Middle School
I have been in education in a variety of roles for two decades. Currently I teach sixth- through eighth-grade Social Studies and Computers at Mary of Lourdes Middle School. My passion of late has been integrating iPads into my curriculum, especially multi-touch textbooks that I have created and are available on the Apple iBooks Store. My students think it's pretty cool that their teacher is a published author, and that they get to learn using... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2012 8:00am - 8:50am
Greenway B/C

8:00am

Can We Build It? Yes We Can!
Discover and participate in the Partnership for Innovative Instruction that will allow for collaborative curriculum development that is open to everyone. We'll highlight the partnership, developed content, Moodle, open educational resources and some key design elements that make for engaging content.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Fila

Jon Fila

Curriculum Coordinator, Intermediate District 287
Curriculum Coordinator for ISD 287, OER, digital curriculum resources and professional development in blended, digital, and just-in-time teaching. Curriculum developer, trainer and support for the MN Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum. Teaches English 12 online for Northern Star Online.
avatar for Mike Smart

Mike Smart

Innovation Coach, Intermediate District 287
Like to talk about... Innovation. Education. Teaching. Maker Movement. Performance Character. MOOCs. Japanese. Programming. Games. Books. Parenting. Geocaching. Soccer. Coaching. ... Whatever, really, except Antiques and Gardening.
avatar for Jon Voss

Jon Voss

Administrator, Intermediate 287


Tuesday December 11, 2012 8:00am - 8:50am
Lake Superior B

8:00am

Connecting Globally with Videoconferencing
Many free and low-priced resources are available to connect your students to the world using videoconferencing. Participants will learn about opportunities to connect through Skype, interactive videoconferencing technology and more. They will also learn how to develop a successful interactive videoconferencing experience for their students

Speakers
avatar for Mary Mehsikomer

Mary Mehsikomer

Technology Integration Dev & Outreach Facilitator, TIES (MN)
I am passionate about learning, reading, teaching, and helping educators use technology to enhance the learning experience for students.


Tuesday December 11, 2012 8:00am - 8:50am
St. Croix

8:00am

eLearning2 One Way to Accelerate Access
Edina's Bridge to BYOD is an innovative initiative designed to provide personal access for all students. Come see this new method for sustainable 1:1 computing.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Berndt

Tim Berndt

Teacher, Edina Public Schools
avatar for Michael Walker

Michael Walker

Secondary Technology Integration Specialist, Edina Public Schools
I am an educator and life-long learner, currently serving as Secondary Technology Integration Specialist for Edina Public Schools in Edina, Minnesota. In previous positions I have taught Math, Computer Applications, Community Building using Technology and coached tennis. In addition, I co-host the EduWin Weekly podcast, showcasing students, parents and educators sharing the good things happening in education. I live in Minneapolis, MN with my... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2012 8:00am - 8:50am
Millennium Forum North

8:00am

Flipped Professional Development: The Ripening
“Flipped PD” was an innovative program initiated in the 2011-2012 school year in Stillwater. During the 2012-2013 school year, this program was expanded to include all the elementary schools. Modeled after the flipped classroom, this unique approach to professional development uses a combination of online and face-to-face training.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Daniels

Kristin Daniels

Innovation Coordinator, Cambridge-Isanti Schools
I am a former classroom teacher (middle school science) who transitioned into a technology integration role in 2006. My passions are collaboration and innovation in the hopes of helping teachers to shift their thinking towards creating more student-centered classrooms and schools. I have a B.A in Psychology from Northwestern University and an M.Ed in Elementary Education from DePaul University. I have been “flipping” professional... Read More →
avatar for Wayne Feller

Wayne Feller

Technology & Innovation Coach, Stillwater Public Schools
Innovation coaching is unique for each teacher. Grade level, content area, teaching style, interests, and context of experience affect choices and potentials. Amassing an arsenal of tools is not enough. Innovation is a continuous practice of applying skills and ingenuity to the creative building blocks of inspiration and imagination. Innovation coaching is my mission.


Tuesday December 11, 2012 8:00am - 8:50am
Millennium Hall of Avenues 2-3

8:00am

Google Chrome: Make the Internet Work for You
There's a reason Google Chrome has become the most used Internet browser in the World. Chrome can simplify daily tasks to create and share content with the rest of your digital life. Learn how to personalize and tweak Chrome to make the most out of everything you do online.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Simmons

Eric Simmons

Director of Technology, Princeton Public Schools
Eric is the Director of Technology for Princeton Public Schools in Princeton, Minnesota and a Google for Education Certified Innovator. A former social studies teacher, he has supported technology integration in K-12 settings, and a 1:1 iPad middle school. His recent interests include leveraging digital content and geographic connections for student exploration through YouTube and Google Map tools. Eric wants to learn anything that can make him... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2012 8:00am - 8:50am
Hyatt 3rd floor - 3004

8:00am

I Get It! Visualization Solutions that Support K-12 Standards
Mastery of many academic standards can be enhanced through a creative use of interactive visualization tools. In this session, teachers who use these tools in school planetariums will share examples that have made a difference and have helped students master difficult concepts. Examples will include free tools and techniques you can adapt for use in your classroom. Topics include Earth & Space Science, Life Science, Engineering, and Geography.

Speakers
avatar for Joel Halvorson

Joel Halvorson

Science Communications Consultant, Regional Planetarium Network
I am currently working as a Science Communications Consultant, helping people and institutions bring the message of science to the public. Current and recent activities include: | Working through TIES to coordinate the technical and program activities of the Minnesota Regional Planetarium NetworkConsultant in the planning and development of the new Nature Research Center expansion at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.Partner in... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2012 8:00am - 8:50am
Greenway Promenade 1

8:00am

Innovative Spaces Support 21st-Century Learning
Does the configuration of learning spaces influence 21st-century teaching? Do flexible environments with mobile teaching resources impact student achievement? This session will share research on new types of furnishings and facilities layouts that encourage flexible instruction and look at a project illustrating issues and solutions for learning environment change.

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Smith

Kathryn Smith

CE0, EduWork - Digital Tutors
For more information and resources, go to http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/


Tuesday December 11, 2012 8:00am - 8:50am
Greenway H/I

8:00am

iPad Friendly Sites for the Classroom
Do you have IPads without money for apps or no easy way to download or sync free apps? In this session, you will find some free iPad-friendly web sites to use easily in the classroom without needing apps.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Anderson

Angela Anderson

7th Grade History Teacher and Technology Integration Specialist, ISD 318
I am currently a 7th grade history teacher and technology integration specialist in my 20th year of teaching. I have taught in every grade K-12, as well as adult education classes in photography and technology. I am passionate about making students realize that learning is a fun, life long journey. I also love to integrate technology into learning as much as possible to making learning more relevant to our rapidly changing world.


Tuesday December 11, 2012 8:00am - 8:50am
Millennium Forum Center

8:00am

Managing Technology in Student-Centered Classrooms
In a learner-centered classroom, creative strategies are needed to manage devices, craft classroom routines and monitor student behavior. A panel of educators will discuss techniques for establishing social norms of responsible technology use. Bring your ideas, experiences and frustrations to this discussion about transforming our classrooms to student-centered learning laboratories. May contain commercial content.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Conger

Amy Conger

Teaching and Learning Consultant, FirstTech, Inc.
I have a passion for teaching, learning and technology . | I enjoy helping people understand how to make their work easier, more fun and more efficient. As a technology training and education consultant, I help others learn how to utilize cloud computing services, Apple tools, such as the iPad and Mac OS X, design software and classroom interactive technologies. I love empowering others to achieve their goals using the technologies most... Read More →
avatar for Deb Meyer

Deb Meyer

Teaching and Learning Consultant, FirstTech


Tuesday December 11, 2012 8:00am - 8:50am
Greenway J

8:00am

Preparing the School Culture for 1:1 Computing
Many districts are looking to do 1:1 computing initiatives through school- or student-owned devices. How do you know when the time is right to jump in? This session will provide district leaders with some checkpoints to consider as you get ready to move into 1:1 computing.

Speakers
MD

Mark Diehl

District Technology Coordinator, Little Falls Community Schools
Distict Technology Coordinator at Little Falls Community Schools


Tuesday December 11, 2012 8:00am - 8:50am
Greenway F/G

8:00am

Rethinking Textbooks for Changing Classrooms
Interested in exploring a classroom where the traditional textbook is not the center of learning? Then come learn about a variety of resources that are beginning to supplement and replace textbooks. You'll leave with a list of resources to explore immediately.

Speakers
RC

Ryan Cox

Director of Instructional Technology, Becker Public Schools
  For more information and resources, go to http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/


Tuesday December 11, 2012 8:00am - 8:50am
Greenway D/E

8:00am

SMART Technologies Playground
Check out all of our products and learn how they all work together through the power of SMART Notebook Collaborative Learning Software. May contain commercial content.

Speakers
KS

Kevin Schroeder

Education Solutions Specialist, SMART Technologies


Tuesday December 11, 2012 8:00am - 8:50am
Greenway A

8:00am

Start Securing Your Passwords the Easy Way
This session will explore passwords and security risks. We will look at practical password strategies that are easy to implement, including simple strategies for developing better passwords, securing them and keeping track of it all. We will look at free tools and start using them in class. Bring your laptop!

Speakers
avatar for Nathaniel Lindley

Nathaniel Lindley

Supervisor of Technology Services, Edina Public Schools
Technology Specialist at Edina Public Schools


Tuesday December 11, 2012 8:00am - 8:50am
Minnehaha

8:00am

Technology Tools for Math and Science Classrooms
Two high school teachers will share technology tools and strategies for engaging high school students in math and science classes. Examples include Geogebra, LoggerPro, Google Docs/Drive, Moodle, student response systems and free web applications.

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avatar for Casey Rutherford

Casey Rutherford

Teacher and Digital Learning Coach, Shakopee Public Schools
Casey teaches Physics and Math at Shakopee High School, and spends half his day as a Digital Learning Coach (shakopeedlc.org). He is passionate about an emphasis on solid teaching methods and considering both tech and non-tech options when doing so.


Tuesday December 11, 2012 8:00am - 8:50am
Hyatt 3rd floor - 3006

8:00am

The Teacher's Technology Manifesto
Come to a lively discussion on how districts can create the essential conditions needed to ensure all teachers become effective technology users. Don't be content with "pockets of wow," but move all teachers forward.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Johnson

Doug Johnson

Director of Media and Technology, Mankato Area Public Schools
Director of Media and Technology at Mankato Area Public Schools and world wide speaker on information Literacy and author of the Blue Skunk Blog | Doug Johnson has been the Director of Libraries and Technology for the Mankato (MN) Public Schools since 1991 and has served as an adjunct faculty member of Minnesota State University since 1990. His teaching experience has included work in grades K-12 both here and in Saudi Arabia. He is the author... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2012 8:00am - 8:50am
Lake Superior A

8:00am

Tools for Managing iPads in Education Environments
See current options for managing iPads and iPod touch devices in an educational setting. This session will include iTunes syncing, Configurator, VPP and MDM systems. May contain commercial content.

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Corey Anderson

  For more information and resources, go to http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/
avatar for Pete Markham

Pete Markham

Systems Engineer, Apple, Inc.
I'm a Systems Engineer at Apple, Inc. I work only with K-12 Education institutions in Minnesota and North Dakota. I am an expert in all things iPad and all things Mac in an Education environment.


Tuesday December 11, 2012 8:00am - 8:50am
Regency

8:00am

Web 2.0 Professional Development in Your Building
Looking to develop training for teachers to help them explore the plethora of free web 2.0 tools? Come learn about a virtual professional development opportunity developed at Mounds View Public Schools by library media specialists for middle school teachers. Participants will receive all resources used in the program's planning, execution and assessment.

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avatar for Emily Hope Hofher

Emily Hope Hofher

Media Specialist, Mounds View Public Schools


Tuesday December 11, 2012 8:00am - 8:50am
Hyatt 3rd floor - 3060

8:25am

Data tools for Leadership
Learn about tools from TIES that give leaders easy access to data for their buildings. See how TIES data tools provide views of Finance, HR and Student Performance and Personal Learning Plans in simple-to-use formats.

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Dave Campen

Senior Consultant, Data Services, TIES


Tuesday December 11, 2012 8:25am - 8:50am
TIES Booth

9:00am

Creating Innovators
When information is ubiquitous and free, and when basic education is available to billions of people worldwide, only one set of skills can ensure this generation's economic future: the capacity for innovation. What must parents, teachers, mentors, and employers do to develop the capacities of many more young people to be the innovators that they want to be—and that we need them to become? What do the best schools and colleges do to teach the skills of innovation? In a talk based on his latest book, Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change The World, Tony Wagner addresses questions vital to the future of our country.

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Tuesday December 11, 2012 9:00am - 10:15am
Nicollet A/B/C/D

9:00am

Keynote Remote Viewing
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Tuesday December 11, 2012 9:00am - 10:15am
Greenway F/G

9:00am

Keynote Remote Viewing
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Tuesday December 11, 2012 9:00am - 10:15am
Lake Superior B

9:00am

Keynote Remote Viewing
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Tuesday December 11, 2012 9:00am - 10:15am
Greenway B/C

9:00am

Keynote Remote Viewing
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Tuesday December 11, 2012 9:00am - 10:15am
Regency

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

10:15am

Eclipse
Learn how Eclipse from TIES helps teachers collaborate to develop lesson plans, keep track of and share instructional resources, and create comprehensive curriculum maps.

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avatar for T. J. Fletcher

T. J. Fletcher

Web Developer, TIES
I'm currently a web developer at TIES where I get to work on our cutting edge web-based applications. Prior to this, I was an Education Technology Coordinator at TIES where I was able to offer workshops in our state of the art training center. In a past life, I taught chemistry and web development to high school students, promoting collaboration while creating and deploying innovative digital media and interactive learning resources. I encouraged... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2012 10:15am - 10:35am
TIES Booth

10:15am

New Data Tools for Teachers
Come discover unique tools from TIES that give teachers easy access to data for their students. See how TIES data tools provide views of district assessment data over time along with the ability to create personalized plans for corrective actions and instruction.

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DC

Dave Campen

Senior Consultant, Data Services, TIES


Tuesday December 11, 2012 10:15am - 10:35am
TIES Booth

10:20am

Empowering Professional Development in the 21st Century
Training teachers to create engaging and rigorous classrooms to educate and empower today’s plugged-in students is a must in today’s education world. Explore online resources, developed in partnership with ASCD and ISTE, designed to help you create powerful, customizable and sustainable professional development programs. May contain commercial content.


Tuesday December 11, 2012 10:20am - 10:40am
Exhibit Hall Theater

10:35am

New Behavior Tools
TIES has created an entirely new module to track student behavior from the ground up! This module has been crafted to reflect the needs of schools following the PBIS model and incorporates the features of the SWIS reporting system. Come learn how TIES new behavior system will help save you time and money in tracking student behavior in your building.

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Sue Coons

TIES Applications, TIES
Software Support Consultant at TIES


Tuesday December 11, 2012 10:35am - 10:55am
TIES Booth

10:55am

New Features in the TIES Data Warehouse
Explore how the TIES data warehouse can help district leadership track key performance indicators and deliver easy-to-use dashboards of information.

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DC

Dave Campen

Senior Consultant, Data Services, TIES


Tuesday December 11, 2012 10:55am - 11:20am
TIES Booth

10:55am

Promoting Sustainability in AV Technology
This presentation will discuss opportunities for sustainability related to networked AV systems. Topics include energy efficiency, remote support and usage analysis provided by networked asset management, as well as flexible AV system infrastructure that supports both current and emerging technologies. May contain commercial content.

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avatar for Anthony Cortes

Anthony Cortes

Director of Sales and Marketing, K-12 Classroom Systems, Extron Electronics
Anthony Cortes is the Director of Sales & Marketing, K12 Classroom Systems for Extron Electronics. He is the key individual in the development and execution of Classroom System programs at Extron and has spent the last several years focused on the education market. Anthony’s extensive work with K-12 schools and education resellers gives him an unique perspective on the current state, and the future direction of Classroom AV Systems.


Tuesday December 11, 2012 10:55am - 11:35am
Exhibit Hall Theater

10:55am

21st Century Classroom: Second Graders Demonstrating a 1:1 Learning Environment
Join this second grade class as they engage in a classroom of the future that includes learning with 1:1 devices. They will engage with the content, technology and learning space in ways that promote learning and meeting instructional goals.

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avatar for Meredith Shafer

Meredith Shafer

2nd Grade Teacher, Columbia Heights Public Schools
I am a second grade teacher in my seventh year of teaching. I have an undergraduate degree from Purdue University and a Master of Arts from Hamline University. I have worked as a gifted cluster teacher for the past five years and hold a certificate in gifted education from Hamline. I am currently working in a 21st century Learning Studio with five other licensed teachers. We have over 95 second grade students in our collaborative classroom. I... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Skyway

10:55am

An App for Your Course: iTunes U Course Creator
Learn to use iTunes U Course Creator, a free web-based tool that lets teachers compile their course in an app for students to subscribe to on their iPads. Your course can contain documents, audio, video, links and even books and apps, all placed easily at your students' fingertips. May contain commercial content.

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avatar for Susan Meyer

Susan Meyer

Education Development Executive, Apple, Inc.
For more information and resources, go to http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/


Tuesday December 11, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Regency

10:55am

BYOD - Edcamp Style
Do you have BYOD ideas, resources, management tips, apps or gadgets that you want to tell your peers about? Maybe you just want to see what other people have to share? This session will give 10 people 5 minutes to show and share their favorite item that makes their work in the BYOD classroom more productive and/or effective. Be the first to step up and share your great ideas.

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avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Director, lesliefisher.com
Leslie Fisher's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Millennium Forum Center

10:55am

Calling All Coaches! Come Learn about the NETS*C
A coach is someone who helps teachers integrate technology. Through the use of the new ISTE NETS-Coaches, you can help advance technology use in your school. Come join the game and learn how these standards can advance your practice. Whistles are optional.

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avatar for Tom Brandt

Tom Brandt

Integration, Osseo Area Schools
Always learning. Always skeptical of what is known. Always amazed at what others know and can do.
avatar for Lisa Sjogren

Lisa Sjogren

Technology Integration Coach, Osseo Area Schools
When I am not unpacking the ISTE Standards for Teachers and creating PD, you can find me speaking about digital citizenship, bullying and ostracism, or technology coaching. When I am away from my computer you will either find me speedskating, cooking, taking pictures or traveling.


Tuesday December 11, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Millennium Hall of Avenues 2-3

10:55am

Classroom in the Cloud: Mobilizing the Learning Landscape
With mobile technology, we can give students authentic, relevant learning experiences, regardless of where they physically are. Come see examples of how to move your classroom into the cloud for anytime, anywhere mobile learning.

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avatar for Molly Schroeder

Molly Schroeder

Director, Ed Tech Team
Molly Schroeder is a Global Digital Learning Specialist, Google Certified Teacher and Google Educator Trainer. She presents nationally and internationally at conferences, workshops and conventions on how to integrate Google Apps and other emerging technologies into learning. She tries to model Moonshot Thinking and Living in Beta to transform learning for teachers and students. Her background is in Elementary Education and she also holds a... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Nicollet B/C

10:55am

Cyberbullying and Schools: Reducing the Risk of Litigation
This session focuses on cyber bullying in schools, legal issues and the challenges in identifying, responding to and preventing it. Get the latest on cyber bullying legislation, lawsuits and the legal and policy approaches being taken by legislators, administrators and school staff across the county to combat this threat.


Tuesday December 11, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Nicollet A

10:55am

Defending Teaching Keyboarding in Today's Schools
Keyboarding is an absolutely essential part of good technology skills. This session will share methods of successfully implementing keyboarding curriculum and look at web-based technology that addresses many needs of keyboarding curriculum, especially how to break hunting and pecking. May contain commercial content.

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DJ Ellsworth

Technology Engineer, Keyboarding Online
Senior Software Engineer at Keyboarding Online / Ellsworth Publishing Co.


Tuesday December 11, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Lake Calhoun

10:55am

Developing the Creativity in Every Learner
How do we define, encourage, use and assess creativity in our lessons and projects? What can we do to be more creative as teachers and librarians? This session will offer four practice lessons for developing creativity.

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avatar for Doug Johnson

Doug Johnson

Director of Media and Technology, Mankato Area Public Schools
Director of Media and Technology at Mankato Area Public Schools and world wide speaker on information Literacy and author of the Blue Skunk Blog | Doug Johnson has been the Director of Libraries and Technology for the Mankato (MN) Public Schools since 1991 and has served as an adjunct faculty member of Minnesota State University since 1990. His teaching experience has included work in grades K-12 both here and in Saudi Arabia. He is the author... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Nicollet D

10:55am

Elementary Project Showcase
Come and learn how an Elementary Project Showcase can be used at the beginning and the end of a professional learning cycle. Workflow, tools and processes of these amazing, collaborative and multimedia elementary projects will be shared. Participants will leave with a recipe book of how-tos.

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avatar for Kristin Daniels

Kristin Daniels

Innovation Coordinator, Cambridge-Isanti Schools
I am a former classroom teacher (middle school science) who transitioned into a technology integration role in 2006. My passions are collaboration and innovation in the hopes of helping teachers to shift their thinking towards creating more student-centered classrooms and schools. I have a B.A in Psychology from Northwestern University and an M.Ed in Elementary Education from DePaul University. I have been “flipping” professional... Read More →
avatar for Wayne Feller

Wayne Feller

Technology & Innovation Coach, Stillwater Public Schools
Innovation coaching is unique for each teacher. Grade level, content area, teaching style, interests, and context of experience affect choices and potentials. Amassing an arsenal of tools is not enough. Innovation is a continuous practice of applying skills and ingenuity to the creative building blocks of inspiration and imagination. Innovation coaching is my mission.


Tuesday December 11, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Lake Superior A

10:55am

Engaging Announcements Starring Your Students!
Learn how an elementary school has taken its daily announcements from a voice over the PA to involving every student in creating engaging, multimedia announcements viewed in classrooms. This session will explain the processes used, tips and tricks, and what we have learned as we continually improve our daily announcements.

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Jason Durheim

Technology Integration Specialist, Hutchinson Public Schools


Tuesday December 11, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Hyatt 3rd floor - 3004

10:55am

Flip Your Math Classroom
Learn how three teachers from Mankato East High School are flipping their math classrooms. In addition to ideas, tips and strategies, you'll learn how to make your content available for students at all times, increase student-teacher interaction, use class time more effectively, focus on mastery and allow students to learn at their own pace.

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avatar for Catherine Neve

Catherine Neve

Math/Science Teacher, Mankato Public Schools


Tuesday December 11, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Millennium Forum North

10:55am

Free or Nearly Free Utilities for the Network Administrator
Discover free or almost free utilities that can help you get the job done. We'll share some of our favorites covering virtualization, network and server monitoring, remote control, CD utilities, documentation and editing and more. We'll also explain where to get each of the utilities and how they might be used.

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Tim Leerhoff

Sr Consultant/Project Manager in Technical Services, TIES


Tuesday December 11, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Minnehaha

10:55am

I Get It! Visualization solutions that support Secondary 9-12 Standards
Mastery of many Secondary School standards can be enhanced through a creative use of interactive visualization tools. In this session, teachers who use these tools in school planetariums will share examples that have made a difference and have helped students master difficult concepts. Examples will include free tools and techniques you can adapt for use in your classroom. Topics include Earth & Space Science, Life Science, Engineering, and Geography.

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David Burgess

Planetarium Director, Mankato East High School
avatar for Joel Halvorson

Joel Halvorson

Science Communications Consultant, Regional Planetarium Network
I am currently working as a Science Communications Consultant, helping people and institutions bring the message of science to the public. Current and recent activities include: | Working through TIES to coordinate the technical and program activities of the Minnesota Regional Planetarium NetworkConsultant in the planning and development of the new Nature Research Center expansion at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.Partner in... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Greenway Promenade 1

10:55am

IBM Cognos and Smarter Education
IBM Cognos and Smarter Education will include a presentation and demonstration of Cognos 10.2 in a K-12 environment for superintendents, principals and teachers.

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Tuesday December 11, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Lake Nokomis

10:55am

iBook Authoring Introduction
This session will demonstrate the basic elements of iBook Author to create and publish an interactive iBook for the iPad. We will share the development of an iBook used to teach the Thea Holtan Thinking and Writing process.

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avatar for John Parker

John Parker

Retired Director of Technology, Theathot Press


Tuesday December 11, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Greenway D/E

10:55am

iLearn 194 Lessons: Lakeville's iPad Rollout
Lakeville Area Public Schools implemented iLearn 194 during the 2011-2012 school year. iLearn 194 allowed teachers to compete for in-house grants to implement iPads in their classrooms. The goals were to improve student learning and engagement. Presenters will share the challenges and successes.

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avatar for Trish Harvey

Trish Harvey

Digital Learning Coordinator, Lakeville Area Public Schools
avatar for Chris Myers

Chris Myers

Digital Learning Specialist, Lakeville Area Public Schools


Tuesday December 11, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Lake Superior B

10:55am

Learning in Their Hands: BYOD in Schools
Students are already using their own devices and that can provide schools with the opportunity to impact learning with BYOD programs. However, effective use of student devices takes planning and development of resources for instruction. Participants will hear about Osseo’s BYOD program and resources for effective implementation.

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avatar for Dawn Nelson

Dawn Nelson

School Library Media Specialist, Oak View Elementary School
Learning is primary. Technology is the means to engage and equip students to find information and be excited about their world!


Tuesday December 11, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Greenway F/G

10:55am

Minnetonka's 1:1 iPad Program Overview and Results
Hear the results of Minnetonka's 1:1 iPad program for all 9th- and 10th-grade students. Discover the lessons learned and results, along with questions we’re investigating: Can iPads do more than engage students? Can they truly replace textbooks and laptops? Do they accelerate learning? Can they change pedagogy?

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avatar for Dave Eisenmann

Dave Eisenmann

Director of Technology, Minnetonka Public Schools
Dave Eisenmann, M.A.Ed., has been the Director of Instructional Technology & Media Services at Minnetonka Public Schools since 2003. Dave manages instructional technology projects, implementations, and staff development related to curriculum and instruction. Dave spent four years as an elementary school teacher and four years as a middle school teacher prior to his current position. He is an adjunct professor at Saint Mary’s University of... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Millennium Hall of Avenues 4-5

10:55am

My Students All Have iPads: Now What?
As more schools use iPads, many teachers are wondering how to adapt their instruction to take full advantage of these devices. In this online session, you will follow a Colorado Tech Teacher as he uses iPads to assess his students' learning about the Renaissance; he'll also explain how other tablets can be used.

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avatar for Brad Flickinger

Brad Flickinger

Tech Teacher, Bethke Elementary School


Tuesday December 11, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Millennium Forum South

10:55am

Not the Ol' Stand-by: Moving Beyond PowerPoint
We will investigate presentation tools such as Pecha Kucha, Prezi, Xtranormal, Glogster and iPhoto. Participants will learn what is available, how to use these resources and how to encourage students to move out of the comfort zone of PowerPoint to create more engaging presentations.

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avatar for Callie Bush

Callie Bush

Science Teacher, IB Leader, Fridley IB World Schools
Hi! I currently teach 9th grade Physics at Fridley High School, but have taught a variety of sciences in grades 7-12 over the past 20 years. The focus of my professional practice is access and equity issues along with the use of standards-based assessment and grading practices. I am a self-proclaimed "techie-geek" and am constantly investigating ways technology can be used to make connections.


Tuesday December 11, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Cedar Lake

10:55am

Redeeming Time: Leveraging Technology in Education
Do you feel like you have less and less margin in your teaching to be the creative teacher you imagined yourself to be? In this session, we will look at some creative ways to use technology to help reduce stress, streamline workflow, consolidate paperwork, personalize learning and create opportunity.

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avatar for Mark Wallace

Mark Wallace

Classroom Teacher, Edina Public Schools
Teaching | | Video Production | | Productivity | | Creativity | | Design


Tuesday December 11, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Lake Minnetonka

10:55am

SMART Formative Assessment
Whether using Response systems or student devices, how to quickly and easily guide your instruction with SMART formative assessment solutions. May contain commercial content.

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avatar for Troy Faulkner

Troy Faulkner

Mathematics Teacher, Byron High School
Troy Faulkner has been teaching mathematics for 25 years. Troy implemented the Peer Instruction Flipped Learning model three and half years ago and has a total of five years of experience in the flipped classroom. Troy and his department have had numerous national and international articles published about their flipped learning and textbook free curriculum. Troy co-authored a chapter on the Peer Instruction Flipped Learning model for book... Read More →
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Sarah Lorntson

Language Arts Teacher, Mahtomedi Public Schools


Tuesday December 11, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Greenway A

10:55am

Technology in the Early Childhood Classroom
Using technology with early childhood students can have a huge impact on programming and student achievement. Watch as engagement and excitement for large- and small-group instruction increase. This session will explore the use of SMART Boards, SMART Response and iPads in the early childhood classroom.

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avatar for Julie Thom

Julie Thom

Early Childhood Coordinator/Teacher, Rush City Schools


Tuesday December 11, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Greenway B/C

10:55am

The All New ActivClassroom
This session will highlight new K-12 education solutions from the Promethean ActivClassroom, including the new six-user ActivTable, new features in ActivInspire and more. May contain commercial content.

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Tuesday December 11, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Greenway J

10:55am

Using Online Platforms to Enhance Learning
We know students are using technology. The question is how do we engage them when they’re ready to learn? The answer is to use online platforms and social sites for blended learning and to flip the classroom. Explore how these innovative methods appeal to students and their passion for technology.

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Carolyn Fruin

Science Instructor, ISD 196


Tuesday December 11, 2012 10:55am - 11:45am
Greenway H/I

10:55am

Video Conferencing in the Elementary School
Explore video conferencing resources available to the elementary school setting, including using video conferencing for partner classroom projects, student collaboration, staff development and networking. Participants will also connect to a network of peers and support.

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avatar for Sean Martinson

Sean Martinson

Principal, Independent School District 318 Grand Rapids
Sean Martinson is a northern Minnesota husband, father, and Elementary School Principal. He has four amazing children and is currently the Principal at Murphy Elementary School in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. | | Sean holds a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and Technology, Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education, and his favorite, from where it all started: an Associate in Arts degree...