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Monday, December 10
 

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
Tanna Kincaid is the Director of Technology for Bismarck Public Schools focusing on curricular and instructional strategies. She has worked in K-12 education in North Dakota for many years and is surrounded by an innovative team of educational thinkers who will also present on the... Read More →
DS

Dave Sherwin

Technology, Bismarck (ND) Public Schools


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
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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... 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

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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

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 School District
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 Public 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

Academic Technologist, University of Minnesota
I am passionate about how technology can to create and enhance 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 Palmer

Heather 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

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
DJ

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
 
Tuesday, December 11
 

10:55am

100 Great Tools for Transforming and Flipping Instruction
Learn about 100 great free and low-cost online tools, software and web sites that can get you started flipping your classroom instruction and extending your professional development training to help your students and teachers take learning beyond the classroom walls and raise achievement levels.

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

10:55am

Incorporating Twitter into Project-Based Learning
This session will focus on how to successfully incorporate Twitter into your classroom. Learn tricks and tips for facilitating and collaborating with like-minded bloggers from around the world. Step outside of the confines of your classroom into a global learning experience!

Speakers
avatar for Tim Berndt

Tim Berndt

Teacher, Edina Public Schools


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

10:55am

Integrating Arts and Technology into the Common Core
See projects using Pixie 3, Glogster and other apps that integrate the arts and technology into the writing, speaking, reading literature and informational text standards to meet the Common Core Standards.

Speakers
JM

Joan Magnuson

Library Media Specialist, Osseo Area Schools
Library Media Specialist at Osseo ISD 279


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

10:55am

Online Research Projects Using Google Apps
Google Apps for Education changed the way Osseo students do their school work. Their research process is now 100 percent online. We'll share our experiences, products and an easy step-by-step approach to implementing this process.

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


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

10:55am

Scratch Below the Surface to Assess Student Learning
Use Scratch from MIT to help students zoom to the top of Bloom's pyramid by creating their own project to show knowledge. We have used Scratch to assess student understanding of science and social studies topics. Come see student samples and discuss ways to use Scratch in your own classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Juli Olson

Juli Olson

Technology Integration Specialist, Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School
Hello, | I have been the Technology Integration Specialist for the past 8 years at HMJDS. My responsibilities include working with K - grade 8 students and our entire faculty to learn new technologies and programs and to integrate technology into our curriculum when appropriate... Read More →


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

10:55am

What's Up with eFolioMinnesota
Interest in and use of eFolioMinnesota continue to grow among Minnesota's K-20 community. This session will provide an overview of the tool and related work efforts. Come with your questions and an openness to using the award-winning eFolioMinnesota effort in your school or classroom.

Speakers
PW

Paul Wasko

Director, eStudent Services, MN State Colleges and Universities
Director - eFolioMinnesota at MN State Colleges and Universities


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

12:15pm

ePortfolios in the Science Classroom
This session will describe an iPad/ePortfolio project from grant-writing to implementation. We will discuss tools used to create ePortfolios and how ePortfolios allow students to move beyond the traditional three-ring binder to create an electronic record of their learning they can develop throughout their academic career.

Speakers
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... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2012 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 5

12:15pm

Five Useful iPad Apps for the Classroom
Hear how Pine City Public Schools staff and students are using Socrative, DropBox, Tools4Students, TurboCollage and iMovie as part of a 1:1 iPad initiative. Bring your iPad to get the most out of this session.

Tuesday December 11, 2012 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 2

12:15pm

Reading in the Digital Age
Come explore the world of e-books. Participants will be able to handle several e-readers to note the similarities and differences and be introduced to online e-books. Discussions will include ways to access e-books online, benefits of e-books, platforms and uses for schools and libraries.

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!


Tuesday December 11, 2012 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 1

12:15pm

Using Google Forms to Interact with Parents
Google Forms can be used to gather information from parents to help open the lines of communication even before the beginning of the school year. Get suggestions on how to use Google forms and the types of questions that will help plan your year and increase parent involvement.

Speakers
avatar for Teresa Weise

Teresa Weise

7th Math Teacher, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools


Tuesday December 11, 2012 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 3

12:15pm

Using Social Networking to Teach Shakespeare
If Romeo and Juliet were secondary students in 2012, they would no doubt have Facebook profiles. What would they look like? Attendees at this workshop will learn how to use Facebook and Twitter to enhance their students’ understanding while making Shakespeare fun to learn and read.

Speakers
avatar for Lawrence Reiff

Lawrence Reiff

English Language Arts Teacher, Roslyn Public Schools
Lawrence Reiff is an English Language Arts teacher at Roslyn High School in Roslyn, New York. He earned his Master’s Degree in Adolescent English Education from Long Island University in 2006. In 2007, he completed the Folger Shakespeare Library’s “Teaching Shakespeare Institute... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2012 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Poster Table 6

1:20pm

A Google Apps Approach to Teaching Science
Google Apps offers a plethora of tools for encouraging collaboration and 21st-century learning. Discover how Google Apps can be used to enhance an engineering-based science unit, and see examples of Google sites, forms and presentations. Voki, Glogster and YouTube will also be discussed.

Tuesday December 11, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Poster Table 3

1:20pm

Decipher the Benchmarks with StandardsInsightMN™
StandardsInsightMN™ is an online resource that provides professional interpretation and unpacking of each benchmark in the Minnesota English Language Arts, Content Area Literacy, and Mathematics standards. Examine shifts for teaching and learning to enhance student mastery of benchmarks. Time for hands-on exploration will demonstrate how StandardsInsightMN™ encourages high-level PLC dialogue.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Grover

Amy Grover

Director of Planning and General Administration, Southeast Service Cooperative


Tuesday December 11, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Poster Table 3

1:20pm

Google Forms: Informing Classroom Instruction
Google forms are a useful tool to help you create surveys, questionnaires and tests that gauge student understanding, promote student participation and collect data in an easy, streamlined way. Come see how you can use Google forms to make your classroom experience more engaging and informed.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Schaaf

Heather Schaaf

Fourth Grade Teacher, ISD 877
I am a classroom teacher that is excited about bringing technology into the classroom to enhance my instruction and engage my students.


Tuesday December 11, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Poster Table 5

1:20pm

iPads in the Elementary Music Classroom
Discover how to use iPads in the elementary classroom as a "center" tool. Emphasis will be given to student lead inquiry and data-driven assessment tools.

Speakers
KB

Karin Beckstrand

Music Teacher, Fridley Public Schools


Tuesday December 11, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Poster Table 6

1:20pm

Schoology for PD: Successes and Lessons
Learn about the successes and lessons learned from the first online professional development opportunity offered by Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District. Using Schoology for a delivery system, our topic was "iPads for Higher Order Thinking." We'd love to learn from your related experiences as well. Join us!

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


Tuesday December 11, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Poster Table 1

1:20pm

Textbook Creation Using iBooks Author
The new landscape of teaching and learning requires methods of content creation and delivery that maximize the potential of mobile devices. This poster session will present an overview of creating digital textbook content, publishing and updating using iBook Author for teaching and learning “on the move.”

Speakers
DL

Dana Luehr

Technology Coordinator & Technology Instructor, Barnum Public Schools


Tuesday December 11, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Poster Table 2

1:20pm

Videoconferencing 101
See all of the possibilities that videoconferencing in the K-12 classroom has to offer!  You can use videoconferencing to connect with other schools around the world and experts in a particular content area and take your class on a free or inexpensive video field trip.

Speakers
avatar for Angie Orvedahl

Angie Orvedahl

Technology Coordinator, Esko Public Schools


Tuesday December 11, 2012 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Poster Table 4

2:25pm

Arts Integration Through Digital Storytelling
See how standards can be linked across disciplines and enriched through arts integration. Three teachers developed a standards-driven arts integration project in which students developed a personal digital story. Participants will get a written step-by-step description of the project along with checklist and evaluative criteria.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Pierson

Todd Pierson

Perpich Center for Arts Education, Perpich Center for Arts Education
Educational Technology Strategist with a special interest in virtual communities of practice. | Todd has facilitated online professional development and learning communities for the Perpich Center for Arts Education


Tuesday December 11, 2012 2:25pm - 3:15pm
Poster Table 6

2:25pm

Ladder of Integration - iPads
In this poster session, participants will learn about a pedagogical toolkit for technology integration called SAMR (Substitution, Adaptation, Modification, Re-definition) and how it can be applied when using iPads in the classroom. See classroom examples and apply the SAMR ladder to one of your lessons!

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Toll

Laurie Toll

Technology Integration Specialist at Weaver Lake Elementary: A Science, Math and Technology School


Tuesday December 11, 2012 2:25pm - 3:15pm
Poster Table 5

2:25pm

Pinterest: Connecting Educators and Objects
Teaching with objects, or manipulatives, is common in math and science. Come see how social studies and English/language arts teachers can use objects to engage all types of learners. Pinterest can provide access to objects, images and videos that teachers can use as hook, prompt or assessment tools.

Speakers

Tuesday December 11, 2012 2:25pm - 3:15pm
Poster Table 3

2:25pm

SMART Response Student Remote Answering System
SMART Response systems provide a way for students to answer your questions using a handheld device. Those answers are automatically recorded and scored through your computer. Learn how to create questions using SMART Notebook software, test a student clicker to answer them and see the recorded scores.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Kurvers

Mary Kurvers

Technology Integration Coach, Rush City Schools
I have been an educator for 18 years and am currently a Technology Integration Coach with a small school district in East Central Minnesota where I assist teachers and students in grades PreK-12 with integrating technology into their classrooms. I believe that we can truly enhance... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2012 2:25pm - 3:15pm
Poster Table 2

2:25pm

The Connected Early Educator
This session will provide early educators with resources and instruction on how to build a personal learning network using technology and social media. Kinderchat, a group of early educators who have established a strong, collaborative learning network, will be highlighted, along with a variety of other resources.

Speakers
avatar for Jodi Altringer

Jodi Altringer

Early Childhood Special Education teacher, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Public Schools
I am an early intervention teacher who has discovered the power of social media in providing opportunities to connect with other early intervention professionals. I am interested in expanding my ability to use technology as one of many tools to support young learners with special... Read More →


Tuesday December 11, 2012 2:25pm - 3:15pm
Poster Table 4

2:25pm

The Language of Math: iPads and English Learners
A third-grade teacher and an English language teacher incorporated instruction on the language of math into their co-taught math class through explicit teaching of math vocabulary and opportunities for math talk using iPads. Come see how students use the screencasting apps ShowMe and Screen Chomp to teach and learn from one another and to show teachers what they know.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Wilson Vazquez

Andrea Wilson Vazquez

Technology Integration Specialist, Osseo Area Schools
Technology integration specialist, blogger, coder, co-teacher / collaborator, lifelong learner, and edtech enthusiast!


Tuesday December 11, 2012 2:25pm - 3:15pm
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