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Thursday, April 4
 

9:00am

1:1 Administration: Leadership, PD and a Culture for Success
Speakers
avatar for Deron Durflinger

Deron Durflinger

Superintendent/9-12 Principal, Van Meter Schools


Thursday April 4, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 320

9:00am

Effective Ways of Getting Instant Interaction with Students

Why not take advantage of cost-effective web-based and/or mobile apps to gather live responses so that you can get students actively involved in instant interaction during the class.

This presentation will involve you in hands-on learning activities for using Google Forms, and Polleverywhere and Coverlitlive with compelling, interactive and social content in real-time chats/synchronous discussions. 


Speakers
PG

Ping Gao

Associate professor, University of Northern Iowa
Dr. Ping Gao is an associate professor at the College of Education, University of Northern Iowa. With over 20 years of teaching and research experiences in three countries (China, Singapore and the USA), her research agenda is built around the areas of teacher learning, technology-supported learning, and strengths-based practice. She has published tens of academic journal articles and has presented at national and international professional... Read More →
avatar for Leigh Zeitz

Leigh Zeitz

Associate Professor, University of Northern Iowa
Dr. Z is first and foremost a teacher. He has had the privilege of teaching at all levels from first through twelfth grade in public, private and prison schools as well as at several universities. As an associate professor in the Instructional Technology program at the University of Northern Iowa, Dr. Zeitz engages practicing and future teachers in supporting active learning through technology. Dr. Z’s exploration into Rube Goldberg-oriented... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 319

9:00am

1:1 is Not Enough

Four time presenter, Josh Ehn, will challenge your current thinking of what it means to be 1:1.  He will argue that we need to shift the focus from 1:1 computing to something much larger.


Speakers
avatar for Josh Ehn

Josh Ehn

Principal, Melcher-Dallas Schools


Thursday April 4, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 314
  • Content Area All

9:00am

Follow Your Passions: Connecting Educators Through Blogs

Connecting educators by following blogs through Google Reader RSS feeds and using various apps such as NewsSquares, Newsify, Feedily and Zite  to easily read and organize the best information on the web.


Speakers
avatar for Mary Ascher

Mary Ascher

District Librarian/Technology Specialist, BCLUW Community Schools
I am in my 5th year as the district librarian and technology specialist at BCLUW Schools. Before joining BCLUW I taught for 13 years at Dike-New Hartford schools as an upper elementary teacher where I enjoyed incorporating technology into my daily curriculum. BCLUW is a 1:1 laptop school district from 3rd grade - 12th grade. My passion is integrating technology into the curriculum and encouraging other teachers to do the same.
avatar for Karen Hammers

Karen Hammers

FCS/Health Teacher, BCLUW High School


Thursday April 4, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 318

9:00am

Ignite Your Classroom with H.O.T. Webtools

Tired of sifting through endless web tools trying to find the "good ones"? Ignite your curriculum with easy-to-use, free tech tools that will put a spark in your curriculum and build 21st century skills at this fast-paced, interactive session.


Speakers
avatar for Rachel Langenhorst

Rachel Langenhorst

Technology Integrationist/Instructional Coach, Rock Valley Community School District
An elementary and middle school teacher for 16 years, Rachel now serves as the Technology Integrationist for the Rock Valley Community School District. She works with teachers and students in preschool through 12th grades, providing technology integration support, instructional coaching, and professional development. Because of her years in the classroom, Rachel takes great care in providing teachers with purposeful tools, strategies, and... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 317
  • Content Area All

9:00am

Streamlining with Virtual Desktops

This presentation will demostrate how users can experience a single experience across multiple types of devices through the use of Virtual Desktops and discuss costs and requirements involved.


Speakers
avatar for Matthew Herrick

Matthew Herrick

Principal, Marshalltown Area Catholic School
Dr. Herrick received his PhD in Curriculum, Teaching, and Professional Development from the University of Nebraska. Prior to taking the principal position at Marshalltown Area Catholic School, Dr. Herrick was a software engineer for Northrop-Grumman at Offutt Air Force Base, specializing in enterprise middleware and authentication. Dr. Herrick has taught teacher preparation, music, and technology courses at Kent State University, University of... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 316
  • Content Area All

9:00am

Math Educators: Connect to Collaborate

Math Educators: Connect to Collaborate
A win-win situation:  Connected educators + a collaborative plan = great digital content for your classroom. 


Speakers
avatar for Nancy Movall

Nancy Movall

K12 Online Learning Specialist, AEA PD Online
Nancy Movall is currently the K12 Online Learning Specialist at Iowa AEA PD Online, a division of Iowa’s Area Education Agencies. Her work focuses on the benefits of professional development in social learning and social authoring environments, as well as leveraging collaboration and technology to improve the theory and practice of education in the digital age. Nancy is featured in the research work of Bev and Etienne Wenger-Trayner in a... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 308

9:00am

We Love Our Chromebooks...But It's Not About the Device!

While device is typically one of the first discussions undertaken regarding a 1:1 initiative, the focus must remain on student learning and the potential powerful opportunities for students in a 1:1 learning environment. This session will focus on the learning focus in the Council Bluffs School 1:1.


Speakers
avatar for Devin Schoening

Devin Schoening

Teacher-Secondary, Council Bluffs Community School District
About Devin Schoening | K12 Instructional Coach, Council Bluffs Community School District, Council Bluffs, IA Devin Schoening is a K12 Instructional Technology Coach (2010-present); High School Journalism Adviser (2001-2010). Council Bluffs Community School District, Council Bluffs, Iowa.  


Thursday April 4, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 303

9:00am

A Day in the Life of 1:1

Well, you are finally 1:1...now what!  If you're not sure where to start, come hear how 1:1 is being used in a 5th grade classroom.  From the opening bell to the exit ticket out, we are using our laptops for organization, skill practice, blogging, research, creating and much more.  You'll soon wonder how you taught without 1:1! 


Speakers
avatar for Laurie Flynn

Laurie Flynn

5th grade teacher, Southeast Polk School District
Laurie Flynn earned her B.S. in Elementary Education with a reading endorsement from Central College in Pella, Iowa. She taught in the South Tama CSD and Iowa City School District before joining Mitchellville Elementary 5 years ago. Laurie recently received her Master's Degree from Drake University in Professional Development and Effective Teaching. It was on her Master's journey that she learned the importance of technology and the 21st... Read More →
AS

Abbie Sesker

5th grade student, Southeast Polk School District
My name is Abbie Sesker. I have a twin brother named Austin. My favorite thing to do on the laptops... well, you would think that my favorite thing to do would be to play games, but no, I love to make MOVIES in my free time! My favorite singer is Sarah Darling because she is from my town. My favorite food is popcorn :)


Thursday April 4, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 311

9:00am

Google Apps on the iPad: The Good, The Great & The Ugly!

Are you a Google Apps School? Are you confused about how to access your favorite Google tools on the iPad? In this session you will discover what works and what doesn't, while also learning the best ways for students and educators to be productive with Google on the iPad. 


Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Wylie

Jonathan Wylie

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood Area Education Agency
Jonathan Wylie is a Technology Consultant for Grant Wood AEA in Eastern Iowa. He helps schools integrate technology in an authentic and meaningful way. He is also the co-host of The Edtech Take Out podcast. You can connect with Jonathan on Twitter or via his blog at jonathanwylie.com.


Thursday April 4, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 315
  • Content Area All

9:00am

Anytime Anywhere Learning, Baby Steps: Manson Northwest Webster’s System for Blended Learning.

Manson Northwest Webster’s Journey toward Anytime Anywhere Learning
http://www.k12.com/ using their curriculum as a base, think digital textbook
Blackboard allows us to manipulate curriculum to meet our needs, customized for each classroom
This is our first step towards a customized learning environment for each student

Algebra a blended/flipped environment
Students will have videos to watch and online content to study on their own time.  Class time will be devoted to helping student on assignments/projects. 
The purpose of “flipping” a class is to make the instructor more available to help students when they have questions and need help.
Algebra is a self-paced class, graded on competency.  Our competent mark is 70%.  Meaning that if a student earns lower than a 70% on a test or quiz, they will meet with the instructor and discuss where they are struggling and how mistakes can be fixed. New learning will take place before a student will be re-assessed.
Benefits and reasons why we made this move:
better identify struggling students
must meet a mastery level of learning
self paced, Differentiating and meeting the needs of each student like that is extremely difficult to do in a “regular” direct instruction classroom environment.
develop better work ethic


Question and Answer Session



Thursday April 4, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 305

9:00am

How We Do It

Experience how one science teacher and her student find, USE, organize, and share digital knowledge!


Speakers
avatar for Erica Wilkinson

Erica Wilkinson

high school science teacher, Williamsburg Jr/Sr High


Thursday April 4, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 306

9:00am

Math Can Use Technology Too!

John and Dan will explain how they are using podcasting, show-me, and twitter to breakdown the barriers of a traditional math classroom.  Student questions have gone from “I quit on number 14 because I didn’t know how to do it” to “When I was doing number 14, I got stuck when I squared the numerator and I went back and watched the video and did it this way.”   Amazing changes in the classroom have occurred.  Allow us to elaborate.


Speakers
avatar for John Barbier

John Barbier

Math Teacher, Sioux Central High School
avatar for Dan Strohmyer

Dan Strohmyer

Technology Integration Specialist, Sioux Central Community School
Technology, Student learning, Authentic assessment, and Flipped teaching


Thursday April 4, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 304

9:00am

Using Mobile Devices to Bridge Technology Gaps in Education.

Exploring the technology gap in distance education and how to overcome it using mobile devices. Discover apps and add-on equipment that can help bridge the technology gap and learn to design your class to be mobile friendly.



Thursday April 4, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 309

9:00am

Taking your Classes to iTunes U

We will discuss everything involved in create a class through iTunes U.  This will be beneficial for anyone in a 1:1 School were students have access to iTunes or iOS devices.



Thursday April 4, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 307

9:00am

How to Use a Variety of Technology Resources to Create a Digital Learning Environment for Middle School Math Students

This presentation will focus on how to integrate a variety of technology resources into Middle School math lessons in order to inspire students to become global thinkers.   The lessons will include cross-curricular lessons with the use of the laptop to create a digital learning centered environment for students.


Speakers
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Julie Cooper

6th Grade Math Teacher, Lausanne Collegiate School
Julie Cooper, a native Memphian, has taught 6th Grade Math at Lausanne for the past 4 years and also serves as the Middle School Student Life Coordinator. She has recently presented on Technology in Middle School Math at the Graded School in Sao Paulo, Brazil.


Thursday April 4, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 310

9:00am

Empowering Young People To Have A Global Voice Through Web 2.0 and Social Media Tools

In this presentation, district teacher librarian, Shannon McClintock Miller, and several of her students, will show how Van Meter School incorporates Web 2.0 and social media tools within their library, classrooms, and school community to make a difference and empower their young people to have a global voice.  They will tell stories and show lots of wonderful examples that participants can take back and implement within their school district too. 


Speakers
avatar for Shannon McClintock Miller

Shannon McClintock Miller

Teacher Librarian Consultant, Speaker, & Author, Teacher Librarian Consultant, Speaker, & Author
Shannon, a mom of three wonderful children, is a teacher librarian and technology integration specialist. She is an educational consultant for Mackin Educational Resources, Director of School and Library Strategy for In This Together Media and Executive Director of Library & Educational Services for Biblionasium. | | She speaks and consults in Iowa and around the country on education, librarianship, technology, social media, and making a... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 312 / 313
  • Content Area All

9:00am

English (Role-Alike)
Speakers
avatar for Shaelynn Farnsworth

Shaelynn Farnsworth

AEA 267: Education Services Consultant, Iowa
Shaelynn is a leader in the convergence between literacy and technology. As High School teacher she redefined her English classroom as not only a place to learn about literature but also explore how technology is shaping the future of communications. Shaelynn is a Google Certified Innovator and regularly provides professional development to educators around the country. She is also a Certified Project-Based Learning Educator.


Thursday April 4, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 301

9:00am

Technology Directors (Role-Alike)
Speakers
avatar for Mike Linde

Mike Linde

VAN METER SCHOOL


Thursday April 4, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 302

10:15am

Cyber-Safety in Your 1:1 Environment

This presentation is designed to scare the crap out of you and show you how underprepared you are for so many computers.  Once that overwhelming feeling has passed, I'll show you methods for fixing the holes in policies and procedures.  


Speakers

Thursday April 4, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 305
  • Content Area All

10:15am

LearnPad: Putting the Power of Learning Back in Your Hands

Come see a high-performing, easy to deploy and manage 1:1 tablet solution. If you are considering a tablet-based 1:1 rollout, this session is a must-see.


Speakers
avatar for Matt Dix

Matt Dix

Educational Technology Facilitator, Tierney Brothers
Tierney Brothers Education Division is focused on providing a comprehensive slate of “Best In Class” hardware and software to enhance your 21st Century learning environment. Our deep partnerships with Google and all of the Chromebook and Tablet manufacturers, along with our long-time partners like Epson, NEC and SMART allow us to help each of our school partners find and engage their best solution. Regardless of the platform, device or... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 319

10:15am

Competency-based Education

Competency-based education: background, state plans, and examples.


Speakers
CH

Chanda Hassett

English Teacher/Department Chair, Muscatine High School
AS

Andrea Stewart

District Gifted/Talented Coordinator, Muscatine Community Schools


Thursday April 4, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 303
  • Content Area All

10:15am

Connected Educators...Connected School

This great panel will share their thoughts on why it is so important for your school to have a staff who are well connected.  What does the connected educator bring to the table in a school and district?  How does this influence school administrators and school climate and culture?  Our panel is moderated by Gordon Dahlby, CoSN's online CoP project manager, and questions from the attendees and twitter via #i11iconnected.  We will also look at how the connected educators supports a community of schools, such as those in IA COPI. 


Speakers
avatar for Bev Berns

Bev Berns

Educational Technology Integration Specialist, Keystone Area Education Agency
@b_berns on Twitter. Bev is currently a Technology Integration Specialist for Keystone Area Education Agency in Elkader, IA where she works as part of a team of technology consultants providing professional development to Northeast Iowa schools. She is passionate about supporting student-centered, collaborative classrooms through purpose driven technology integration. Prior to joining the Keystone staff, she was a middle school/ high school... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Gordon K  Dahlby

Dr. Gordon K Dahlby

Owner, Ed Tech Leadership & Policy Consulting
What matters most is not what the technology is, but what technology does in support of learning.My passions are nurturing talent and talent development through critical conversations and relationships. | @gdahlbyScoop.IT http://www.scoop.it/u/edtechleadersConnected Education: Connectededucators.org | CoSN: http://cosn.org ISTE: http://iste.org | Educational Technology Leadership and Policy Consultant to advise districts and administrators... Read More →
avatar for Shaelynn Farnsworth

Shaelynn Farnsworth

AEA 267: Education Services Consultant, Iowa
Shaelynn is a leader in the convergence between literacy and technology. As High School teacher she redefined her English classroom as not only a place to learn about literature but also explore how technology is shaping the future of communications. Shaelynn is a Google Certified Innovator and regularly provides professional development to educators around the country. She is also a Certified Project-Based Learning Educator.
avatar for Nancy Movall

Nancy Movall

K12 Online Learning Specialist, AEA PD Online
Nancy Movall is currently the K12 Online Learning Specialist at Iowa AEA PD Online, a division of Iowa’s Area Education Agencies. Her work focuses on the benefits of professional development in social learning and social authoring environments, as well as leveraging collaboration and technology to improve the theory and practice of education in the digital age. Nancy is featured in the research work of Bev and Etienne Wenger-Trayner in a... Read More →
avatar for Erin Olson

Erin Olson

Instructional Leader/Curriculum Director, Sioux Central Community School
Erin currently serves Sioux Central Community School as an Instructional Leader and Curriculum Director. She has taught middle school language arts and high school English for a combined total of ten years before supporting technology integration at PLAEA for three years. Erin is a passionate educator and curriculum designer. In 2015, she received the ITEC State Technology Leader Award. She has been nationally recognized for her work as a... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 304

10:15am

How to Include Students as Co-Designers of Your 1:1 Initiative

In this interactive, hands-on workshop you will learn, as well as practice, an effective process for leveraging the voice of your students to improve your 1:1 initiative. 


Speakers
avatar for John Nash

John Nash

Associate Professor, University of Kentucky
I study human centered design as an avenue to address challenges in P-20 education. I'm passionate about bringing together faculty, students, educators and community members to apply design and innovation in a structured and lively manner to create new solutions to previously unsolvable challenges. Visit my lab at http://dLab.uky.edu


Thursday April 4, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 320

10:15am

To Flip or Not To Flip?

This session shares two high school math teachers’ journey to the flipped classroom. Covering the basics from getting started to the pros and cons of flipping, they will discuss both the teacher and student perspectives. 


Speakers
ME

Maggie Elgert

High School Math Teacher, North High School


Thursday April 4, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 307

10:15am

1:1 Implementation: A First Year Snapshot

Thinking of becoming a 1:1 school or ready to implement in the next few years?  Walk through our first year and see the policies we have in place, how we rolled out MacBook Pro computers to our 500 high school students and how we are progressing through the year.  Positive teaching/learning changes that are taking place in our school as well as computer damage and other not-so-fun issues will also be shared.  Finally, learn about the success of our Student Technology Team.   


Speakers
JB

Jeff Brock

Technology Director, Washington Community Schools
avatar for Joan Hippen

Joan Hippen

1:1 Coordinator/HS Teacher Librarian, Washington Community Schools
MJ

Mike Jorgensen

Superintendent, Washington Schools
avatar for Regina Schantz

Regina Schantz

Spanish Teacher, Washington High School


Thursday April 4, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 317

10:15am

Digital Natives in an Accelerated Culture

School age children live in an accelerated culture in today’s modern society. These “digital natives” are always plugged in and on the go. This presentation will assist school leaders and teachers with finding the balance and maintaining the harmony for their students and themselves.  In addition, this session will show ways in which to improve students' cognitve control and emotional intelligence within the confines of the 21st Century, high-tech classroom. 


Speakers
avatar for Greg Graber

Greg Graber

Head of Middle School, Lausanne Collegiate School
Greg Graber is the Head of Middle School at Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis TN, where he has worked since 2004. Graber, a doctoral student in education leadership, has presented extensively on mindfulness education and technology at various conferences around the world including: the National Association of Independent Schools annual conference, the National Council of English Teachers, the Graded School of Sao, Paulo Brazil, the Lausanne... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 318

10:15am

Lights, Camera, Screencast!

Unlock the mysteries of screencasting once and for all! The basic principles of screencasting, the software and tools needed for an instructionally sound screencast will be revealed! 


Speakers
avatar for Jamie Bratvold

Jamie Bratvold

Secondary Math Teacher
avatar for Polly Meissner

Polly Meissner

Teacher Librarian, Sioux City Community Schools
I am a mother of four beautiful girls ages 23 - 7, a farmer's wife, and last but not least a Traveling Elementary Teacher Librarian with 7 Schools. I love to read and I love technology!


Thursday April 4, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 308

10:15am

Opening Your Classroom, Flattening Walls with Skype and Google+

Come join 5th graders and their Title 1 teacher as they share their experiences with video chat programs: Skype and Google+, and how these tools allowed them to open their classrooms to students and experts around the country.  Students in person and from a distance will share what they learned, and their teacher will give tips on how you can get started. 


Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Laird

Stephanie Laird

Instructional Coach
Stephanie is an Instructional Coach at Mitchellville Elementary, a 1:1 school with iPads, Nexus Tablets, Chromebooks, and MacBooks in preschool through fifth grade. As an Instructional Coach, she works alongside teachers to impact student learning through the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Connect with Stephanie at stephanie.laird@southeastpolk.org and on Twitter at @LairdLearning


Thursday April 4, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 310

10:15am

APPlying Iowa AEA Online

Take a tour of the apps for Iowa AEA Online, the statewide collection of online resources for all Iowa K-12 users. 


Speakers
avatar for Karen Appleton

Karen Appleton

With more than 30 years of classroom and AEA consulting experience, Karen Appleton has a deep appreciation for the needs teachers have for resources that support and supplement their continuous efforts to make learning an engaging, challenging and effective experience. As facilitator for the Iowa AEA Online Resources, she is pleased to be part of providing a variety of digital materials and services to support the most important role of... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 314

10:15am

Kicking and Screaming - Bringing Technology Into the Art Classroom

This session will show how technology can be incorporated into the art program through creative use of websites, tutorials and applications and merged with traditional classes.


Speakers
avatar for Dan von Rentzell

Dan von Rentzell

High School Art & Computer Graphics, Earlham Community School District
I have been teaching High School art for 10 years now. About 6 years ago the computer graphics classes were dropped into my lap and I was told, "you'll figure it out". Well, I did. Now I love teaching with the latest technology. It's really amazing how you can integrate technology into about everything you do and daily I am amazed at some of the stuff my kids show me. I recently have taken on the responsibility of technology integrationist for... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 311

10:15am

Schoology vs. Edmodo: The Ultimate Showdown

This session will look at the two most popular (free) Learning Management Systems providing a comparison of the two. The goal is to provide teachers with a better understanding of features and working of the two so they can make a more informed decision about which will be the most benefit in their classroom. 


Speakers
avatar for Michelle Cowell

Michelle Cowell

Instructional Technology Consultant, AEA 267


Thursday April 4, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 315
  • Content Area All

10:15am

Texas Instruments Software and Apps

Tom Allen, Texas Instruments Educational Software Consultant for North America will be showcasing products for laptops, notebooks and IPads that provide strong STEM and Common Core alignment for teachers in grades 6 and above.  There will be hands-on opportunities to use the products as welll as hand-outs for you to use with your class.  A door prize will be awarded at the end of the session.


Speakers

Thursday April 4, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 316

10:15am

The Free Digital Textbook Revolution from CK12

CK12 are a non-profit organization that offer free digital textbooks for Math and Science teachers. These textbooks can be edited to meet your classroom needs, and distributed to students at PDFs, Mobi and ePub formats, so they are ideal for a variety of 1:1 scenarios. We will also take a brief look at a number of other free projects from CK12.


Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Wylie

Jonathan Wylie

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood Area Education Agency
Jonathan Wylie is a Technology Consultant for Grant Wood AEA in Eastern Iowa. He helps schools integrate technology in an authentic and meaningful way. He is also the co-host of The Edtech Take Out podcast. You can connect with Jonathan on Twitter or via his blog at jonathanwylie.com.


Thursday April 4, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 306

10:15am

Using Web 2.0 to Increase Comprehension

This session will demonstrate how to summarize using various Web 2.0 tools. English, reading, and social studies will see concrete examples they can use in their classrooms to teach content.



Thursday April 4, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 309

10:15am

Strategic Planning for Your 1:1 Program

Meaningful, permanent educational progress comes from a partnership between the school’s leadership team and all of its constituents.


Speakers
avatar for Stewart Crais

Stewart Crais

Director, Lausanne Learning Institute
In his twentieth year at Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis, Tennessee, Stewart Crais serves as the school's director of operations, overseeing all aspects of the physical campus including technology infrastructure and planning, construction projects, buildings and grounds, summer and after school programs, dining services, conference and facility rentals, long range planning, and renewal / replacement budgeting. A graduate of Rhodes... Read More →
avatar for Stuart McCathie

Stuart McCathie

Headmaster, Lausanne Collegiate School
| | Stuart McCathie: | Mr. McCathie has been an independent school administrator and headmaster for 23 years. Prior to leading Lausanne Collegiate School he was at the Oakwood School in North Carolina. During his tenure there he led the school through a successful 1:1 implementation, positioning the school to become Apple's second Lighthouse School in the United States. He worked previously at Cape Fear Academy ( NC), Bermuda High School... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 312 / 313

10:15am

Social Studies (Role-Alike)
Speakers
avatar for Leslie Pralle Keehn

Leslie Pralle Keehn

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
@lprallekeehn on Twitter. *Member of the new PLAEA tech integration team *BA in Political Science *MA in Curriculum & Instruction: Technology *Formerly 6-12 Social Studies, 6-8 Computer at Northeast Hamilton *Passionate about blended learning, gamification, literacy across content areas, cross-curricular teaching, creating global connections. *Create Connect Collaborate *Wife, mother of 3


Thursday April 4, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 301

10:15am

Superintendents (Role-Alike)
Speakers
avatar for Deron Durflinger

Deron Durflinger

Superintendent/9-12 Principal, Van Meter Schools


Thursday April 4, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 302

11:30am

Beyond the Textbook

Where we are with respect to "replacing" or "redefining" the textbook and the roles the venerable textbook had in 19th and 20th century K-12's.  This open-ended presentation is more a discussion and practice in vision.  This is not a session of a hundred hyperlinks and websites cobbled together for a course.  This is not about "find your own adventure" learning resources.  It could be about flipping...or not.  It should be a fun discussion. Should we ask Siri or Watson?

The goal is for teachers and administrators to begin to envision a future resource that the 1:1 and mobile devices might enable. Translating the textbook of the last century into the equivalent in a machine displayable form is a marginal improvement. This session will look at the gradient from the current to the possible. The hashtag will be #i11ibeyond


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Gordon K  Dahlby

Dr. Gordon K Dahlby

Owner, Ed Tech Leadership & Policy Consulting
What matters most is not what the technology is, but what technology does in support of learning.My passions are nurturing talent and talent development through critical conversations and relationships. | @gdahlbyScoop.IT http://www.scoop.it/u/edtechleadersConnected Education: Connectededucators.org | CoSN: http://cosn.org ISTE: http://iste.org | Educational Technology Leadership and Policy Consultant to advise districts and administrators... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 320

11:30am

Turn Your Library into a Kitchen

With the increase in digital access in schools, the school library must move away from their role in the past, which has been book access and storage, and transform to a learning commons.  In other words, the library needs to become more like kitchen and less like grocery store.  Come see the steps I took with administration, teachers and students to get them to buy into my idea of turning the library into a learning commons.


Speakers
avatar for Tammy McClimon

Tammy McClimon

District Media Specialist, Central Clinton Schools


Thursday April 4, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 311

11:30am

Choosing & Managing Your K-12 Digital Resources In a Maze of Information

Presented by Shannon McClintock Miller, David Stiles and Mackin’s eResource professionals, this session will examine options for purchasing digital resources in an ever-changing environment. We will look at best practices and the newest digital teaching innovations.  In this session, you'll learn about a comprehensive management solution and gather practical tips on how to select the best eBook model and the best eResources available. We will also share the newest ideas for increasing e-awareness and boosting circulation, facilitating teacher collaboration, gathering and understanding usage statistics and how to justify spending decisions, and more in this engaging, timely, hands-on presentation!  Plus we will provide a special Q and A on devices and industry trends.


Speakers
avatar for Shannon McClintock Miller

Shannon McClintock Miller

Teacher Librarian Consultant, Speaker, & Author, Teacher Librarian Consultant, Speaker, & Author
Shannon, a mom of three wonderful children, is a teacher librarian and technology integration specialist. She is an educational consultant for Mackin Educational Resources, Director of School and Library Strategy for In This Together Media and Executive Director of Library & Educational Services for Biblionasium. | | She speaks and consults in Iowa and around the country on education, librarianship, technology, social media, and making a... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 319

11:30am

Digital Literacy: Lessons for Leaders & Learners

Digital literacy skills are essential for success in the 21st Century. This session will address students' research deficiencies. It will also highlight the habits of skilled Web researchers and teach educators how to model them for students. Lastly, it will discuss how educators and students can access and learn from a network of experts and peers online.


Speakers
avatar for Angela Maiers

Angela Maiers

Founder and CEO, Choose2Matter
Angela Maiers, Chief Instigator: Dreaming Big and Igniting Change, taught literacy skills to disadvantaged youth in elementary schools in Des Moines, Iowa from 1989 to 2003. She has since worked as an education consultant and speaker. | | Angela is the founder and President of Maiers Education Services, a consulting firm headquartered in Clive, Iowa. Her company provides just-in-time consultation services to schools, organizations, and... Read More →
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Mark Moran

Founder & CEO, Dulcinea Media
Mark E. Moran is the founder and CEO of Dulcinea Media, whose mission is to help educators teach students how to use the Internet effectively. His company's websites include findingDulcinea and SweetSearch, a search engine for students. He is co-author, with Angela Maiers, of Digital Literacy: Lessons for Leaders and Learners, an upcoming e-book expected to be published in late spring 2013. | | Each year, Mr. Moran attends a dozen... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 303

11:30am

Free and Easy Screencasting Tools

In this session participants will review a variety of free screencasting tools on the web, on your computer, and on your iPad.


Speakers
avatar for Tony Amsler

Tony Amsler

Education Account Manager, Infrastructure Technology Solutions


Thursday April 4, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 315
  • Content Area All

11:30am

How to Create and Distribute iBooks in Education

This session will cover:
How Apple's free iBooks Author tool can be used to create rich, interactive textbooks
Ways that iBooks Author can be used for student projects as part of curriculum
Considerations when publishing iBooks created by educators or students
Distributing iBooks throughout an organization using the Casper Suite
This presentation is intended for curriculum creators, administrators, teachers, system administrators and those interested in using technology to transform the classroom.


Speakers
avatar for Jason Busch

Jason Busch

Senior Account Executive, Education, JAMF Software
Our Casper Suite and Casper Focus tools make it easy for schools to unleash the power of Apple technologies in the classroom — giving IT managers a robust way to manage all Apple computers and devices under their control, while ensuring faculty and students enjoy the rich and intuitive end-user experience that the Apple platform is known for worldwide.


Thursday April 4, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 316
  • Content Area All

11:30am

The IPI-Technology Process: Understanding Cognitive Engagement when Technology Supports Learning

The IPI-Technology Process codifies cognitive student engagement when students are, and are not, using technology to support learning.  The process also classifies “how the tech” is being used on eight tech-use categories as well as the number of students engaged in each form of thinking and tech use.  The IPI-T is a complex process, but it produces rich information for the school faculty to study. Today we will explain the process, practice using some examples, and discuss our initial data findings from schools using the process.


Speakers
avatar for Jerry Valentine

Jerry Valentine

Professor Emeritus, University of Missouri
For the past 15+ years I have studied the value of faculty leaders collecting and then leading the whole faculty in the study student cognitive engagement, including the importance of Higher-Order/Deeper thinking during learning. Two years ago I began development of a process for studying the same process when all forms of technology are being used to support the learning experience. That has been a stimulating focus for me and the work promises... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 317

11:30am

What the Heck is an LMS?

Technology-rich instruction is the name of the game in a 1:1 environment, but how can we keep it from being a fragmented mess that leaves teachers, learners, and parents confused and disorganized? The solution—learning management systems (LMS). 


Speakers
avatar for MEGAN POWERS

MEGAN POWERS

Teacher, Sioux City Community Schools
Megan Powers has been a high school English Teacher for the past eight years and has earned a master's degree in curriculum and instruction. For the past three years, she has taught in a 1:1 learning environment and is committed to infusing educational technology to improve student learning. Along the way, she has learned what works, what doesn't, and she is always looking for new ways to reach her students.
avatar for Allyson Trometer

Allyson Trometer

Media Specialist, Sioux City Schools
I am currently in my second year as the Media Special at West High School and I taught English for 11 years. I enjoy collaborating with teachers and teaching students how to use technology and research. It's amazing what our students are capable of doing! | | I have been using OneNote for four years. I have used OneNote for student portfolios, note taking, and group projects. OneNote is also a life saver in keeping me personally and... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 307

11:30am

Digital Collaboration in the Classroom

This program will show how elementary students are able to collaborate with partners to complete projects and share ideas and information.



Thursday April 4, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 310

11:30am

Evernote and Penultimate in the Math Classroom

Learn how Evernote and Penultimate can help with workflow solutions in your classroom.



Thursday April 4, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 305

11:30am

Using Google+ to Enhance Interaction and Collaboration

This session will present how to  use  Google+ to power and enhance interaction and collaboration. You’ll have the hands-on learning experiences of using Google Groups and Google Hangout for teaching and professional development. 


Speakers
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Ping Gao

Associate professor, University of Northern Iowa
Dr. Ping Gao is an associate professor at the College of Education, University of Northern Iowa. With over 20 years of teaching and research experiences in three countries (China, Singapore and the USA), her research agenda is built around the areas of teacher learning, technology-supported learning, and strengths-based practice. She has published tens of academic journal articles and has presented at national and international professional... Read More →
avatar for Maryam Ghayoorrad

Maryam Ghayoorrad

Instructor/ Doctoral Student, University of Northern Iowa
Maryam Ghayoorrad is an instructor of Education Technology and Design and a doctoral student at the University of Northern Iowa. She has been teaching and has served as a research assistant at the University of Northern Iowa for the past three years. As a master’s student, she researched the student experience in online courses influenced by Quality Matters. For three years prior to coming to the United States to study, she taught English as... Read More →
avatar for Leigh Zeitz

Leigh Zeitz

Associate Professor, University of Northern Iowa
Dr. Z is first and foremost a teacher. He has had the privilege of teaching at all levels from first through twelfth grade in public, private and prison schools as well as at several universities. As an associate professor in the Instructional Technology program at the University of Northern Iowa, Dr. Zeitz engages practicing and future teachers in supporting active learning through technology. Dr. Z’s exploration into Rube Goldberg-oriented... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 318

11:30am

How 1:1 Changed Homework

This presentation takes both a practical and philosophical look at the role homework plays in a 1:1 environment.  We will discuss how to make the most out of a content management system like Edmodo, and the benefits of doing so for both student and teacher.  We'll also examine the purpose of homework and how a technology rich environment can give students and teachers more opportunities for classroom application.


Speakers
avatar for Emily Huff

Emily Huff

Technology Integrationist, Denver Community School District


Thursday April 4, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 306
  • Content Area All

11:30am

Back in Time Using the Future

Making history and social studies come alive through the use of interactive sites, webquests, Fakebooks and stations....this presentation will provide ideas and lessons that can be taken back to the classroom and used tomorrow!


Speakers
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Jennifer Knight

Secondary Principal, Earlham Comm. Schools


Thursday April 4, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 309

11:30am

Exploring What's Out There: Ideas for the Secondary Language Arts Classroom

A survey and demonstration of fun, effective digital activities for students in Language Arts.


Speakers
avatar for Terrance Wilson

Terrance Wilson

Teacher, Lausanne Collegiate School


Thursday April 4, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 308

11:30am

iPad Workflow Options for Educators

Looking for an efficient, hassle free way to assign, receive, grade and return student work on the iPad? Look no further! Learn about the latest free tools you can use in your classroom today in order to take the frustration out of digital assignments on the iPad. Edmodo, Showbie, Google Drive and others will be demonstrated in this session.


Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Wylie

Jonathan Wylie

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood Area Education Agency
Jonathan Wylie is a Technology Consultant for Grant Wood AEA in Eastern Iowa. He helps schools integrate technology in an authentic and meaningful way. He is also the co-host of The Edtech Take Out podcast. You can connect with Jonathan on Twitter or via his blog at jonathanwylie.com.


Thursday April 4, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 314
  • Content Area All

11:30am

Useful Apps with Student Examples: Using TPAK and SAMR Model to Evaluate What You Use

FIll your toolbox with effective tools and apps. Presentation will include student examples. We will also touch upon TPACK and SAMR models that will help you evaluate the effectiveness of tools. 


Speakers
avatar for Shaelynn Farnsworth

Shaelynn Farnsworth

AEA 267: Education Services Consultant, Iowa
Shaelynn is a leader in the convergence between literacy and technology. As High School teacher she redefined her English classroom as not only a place to learn about literature but also explore how technology is shaping the future of communications. Shaelynn is a Google Certified Innovator and regularly provides professional development to educators around the country. She is also a Certified Project-Based Learning Educator.
avatar for Karen Hammers

Karen Hammers

FCS/Health Teacher, BCLUW High School


Thursday April 4, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 304

11:30am

Year 4: A Student's Perspective of a 1:1 Educational Environment

Students from BCLUW will present their perspective on being a student in a 1:1 educational environment. They will share projects, passions and thoughts. They will also answer questions about the successes and concerns from a student's point of view.


Speakers
avatar for Cari Teske

Cari Teske

Integrated Learning Specialist, AEA 267
Christian. Wife. Mother of 3 busy boys! I live in New Providence, IA! I previously worked for the BCLUW Community School District for the past 21 years. I just began a new position with the AEA 267 and am looking forward to a new adventure in my life. I love to integrate technology in the classroom and motivate teachers to do the same! Huge Hawkeye fan! You may find me on Twitter! @cariteske


Thursday April 4, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 312 / 313

11:30am

11:30am

Science (Role-Alike)
Speakers
avatar for Tanya Lemburg

Tanya Lemburg

High School Science Teacher, Williamsburg Community School District
Tanya Lemburg has served as a life sciences teacher at Williamsburg High School since 2007.  She teaches courses in general biology, advanced placement biology, human anatomy and physiology, environmental sustainability (Project Lead the Way) and environmental science (a dual credit class through Kirkwood Community College).  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Mount Mercy University in 2002 and in biochemistry... Read More →
avatar for Erica Wilkinson

Erica Wilkinson

high school science teacher, Williamsburg Jr/Sr High


Thursday April 4, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 301

12:30pm

Lunch Break
Thursday April 4, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Iowa Events Center

1:30pm

Google Tools for School Administrators

In this presentation, Ben Petty, Superintendent at BCLUW and GMG, will demonstrate how Google tools can be used by administrators to help organize, communicate, collaborate and display information.  Included will be demonstrations of how Google sites is used for District Leadership Team and School Board paperless meetings, along with how Google tools can be used to more efficiently collaborate with, and collect data from, other school administrators.  There will also be a demonstration on how Google Forms was utilized to collect valuable information from students on their perception of the impact of 1:1 computing on their education.  This presentation is geared towards beginning to intermediate Google users.  There will also be a discussion and demonstration of how BCLUW is now using Dwolla, an Iowa-based online payment system, along with potential pros/cons of this type of technology for schools.


Speakers

Thursday April 4, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 320

1:30pm

One-to-One 101: What You Need to Know Before You Invest

Come learn about all the important issues to consider as you think about implementing a one-to-one program – even some you may not have thought of yet. 



Thursday April 4, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 304

1:30pm

Augmented Reality in the Classroom

Using the Website Layars participants will create augmented reality overlays to images, videos, websites, and other resources that can be viewed using iPads, iPhones, iPods and Androd devices. Please have an account created at https://www.layar.com/ before attending presentation.  Also, please have downloaded to your iPad or Android the app Layar from https://www.layar.com/download/


Speakers
avatar for Denise Krefting

Denise Krefting

Instuctional Designers, AEA PD Online


Thursday April 4, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 316
  • Content Area All

1:30pm

Beyond 1080 Hours

This is an loosely structured discussion of the potential advantage 1:1 schools have to leverage the non-seat time. Let's come together to generate ideas and needs for what educators and community can do for and with kids beyond the state required 1080 hours. We will use a web 2.0 space to gather suggestions and comments. #i11iplus will be the sessions hashtag. This is definitely an attendee participation session as participants help paint a vision.

This facilitated discussion could be the base for a article for SchoolCIO.com or SmartBrief EdTech for whom the presenter is an occasional guest contributor. 


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Gordon K  Dahlby

Dr. Gordon K Dahlby

Owner, Ed Tech Leadership & Policy Consulting
What matters most is not what the technology is, but what technology does in support of learning.My passions are nurturing talent and talent development through critical conversations and relationships. | @gdahlbyScoop.IT http://www.scoop.it/u/edtechleadersConnected Education: Connectededucators.org | CoSN: http://cosn.org ISTE: http://iste.org | Educational Technology Leadership and Policy Consultant to advise districts and administrators... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 318

1:30pm

1:30pm

Making Learning Meaningful for Millennials

What can you do to better connect with Today's students? This connected generation perceives the world differently then our students 10 years ago. They will have better success when we take the time to recognize their needs and address them accordingly.  This Interactive session will identify students' needs and demonstrate strategies for getting them engaged. Bring your laptop and/or telephone because they will be your tools of interaction.


Speakers
avatar for Leigh Zeitz

Leigh Zeitz

Associate Professor, University of Northern Iowa
Dr. Z is first and foremost a teacher. He has had the privilege of teaching at all levels from first through twelfth grade in public, private and prison schools as well as at several universities. As an associate professor in the Instructional Technology program at the University of Northern Iowa, Dr. Zeitz engages practicing and future teachers in supporting active learning through technology. Dr. Z’s exploration into Rube Goldberg-oriented... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 303

1:30pm

Big History: Iowa Pilot

Learn about the Big History pilot in Iowa - a blended learning course for science, math, literacy, and social studies.


Speakers
avatar for Leslie Pralle Keehn

Leslie Pralle Keehn

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
@lprallekeehn on Twitter. *Member of the new PLAEA tech integration team *BA in Political Science *MA in Curriculum & Instruction: Technology *Formerly 6-12 Social Studies, 6-8 Computer at Northeast Hamilton *Passionate about blended learning, gamification, literacy across content areas, cross-curricular teaching, creating global connections. *Create Connect Collaborate *Wife, mother of 3


Thursday April 4, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 305

1:30pm

Technology in the Elementary Classroom

How can I integrate a variety of technology tools to enhance my Common Core literacy instruction? This session will give practical examples from a variety of elementary grade levels to help you unlock the potential of your student centered classroom.


Speakers
avatar for Brooke Gadberry

Brooke Gadberry

Kindergarten Teacher / Instructional Strategist, Van Meter Community School
Brooke Gadberry is a kindergarten teacher at Van Meter Elementary School. She has recently accepted a position as the K-2 Instructional Strategist for next school year at Van Meter. She was raised most of my life in Bowling Green, KY. She attended Western Kentucky University where she received her bachelor's in Elementary Education as well as her Master's degree as a Reading & Writing Specialist. Because of her husbands relocation, she is... Read More →
avatar for Jen Sigrist

Jen Sigrist

Elementary Principal/Director of Teaching and Learning, Van Meter Schools
I have one of the best jobs in the world and get lots of hugs each day. I'm passionate about supporting teachers to constantly improve their practice. I love to learn, I am the mother of two small boys, wife to a Buckeye fan and fellow educator and I occasionally exercise.


Thursday April 4, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 310
  • Content Area ELA

1:30pm

1:1 Year One : Top 11 Lessons and Lessons Learned from Our First Year

1:1 from a teacher's perspective.  Lesson and lesson learned about student made movies, simplicity, organization, being out of the classroom, and educator accounts.  Surely, something for everyone!


Speakers
avatar for Tanya Lemburg

Tanya Lemburg

High School Science Teacher, Williamsburg Community School District
Tanya Lemburg has served as a life sciences teacher at Williamsburg High School since 2007.  She teaches courses in general biology, advanced placement biology, human anatomy and physiology, environmental sustainability (Project Lead the Way) and environmental science (a dual credit class through Kirkwood Community College).  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Mount Mercy University in 2002 and in biochemistry... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 317

1:30pm

How to Make a Google Site Not Look Like a Google Site!

First impressions count, right? In this session we will look at ways to transform a Google Site into a slick, modern looking website. Many of these tips are quick and easy to do, while others just take a little time to practice. So, if you already have a good working knowledge of Google Sites, and are ready to take your site to the next level, then this is the workshop for you. Your school and classroom websites will never be the same again!


Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Wylie

Jonathan Wylie

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood Area Education Agency
Jonathan Wylie is a Technology Consultant for Grant Wood AEA in Eastern Iowa. He helps schools integrate technology in an authentic and meaningful way. He is also the co-host of The Edtech Take Out podcast. You can connect with Jonathan on Twitter or via his blog at jonathanwylie.com.


Thursday April 4, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 319
  • Content Area All

1:30pm

Iowa Public Television & PBS: Resources for Iowa's 21st Century Learners

IPTV and PBS provide thought-provoking online resources that support student-centered classrooms, learner differences, civic literacy, global awareness, and other characteristics critical to the 21st century classroom. Online games, content-rich websites and apps are available to all Iowa educators.


Speakers
avatar for Bryan Bauer

Bryan Bauer

Instructional Design & Technology, Iowa Public Television
Iowa Public Television


Thursday April 4, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 314

1:30pm

Technology That "Works Out"

Implementing technology into Physical Education on iPads and Macbooks, students developing fitness workouts and using data to track physical fitness for PE classes.


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Thursday April 4, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 309

1:30pm

Craters, Collaboration and Technology, Oh My!

MNW teachers Christine Sturgeon, K-12 Technology Integrationist, and Audrey Sturtz, 7-12 Science teacher, lead a lively discussion on creating interdisciplinary studies across the curriculum and across campus, using tech skills such as GIS, Vernier probes, wikis, and infographics.  


Speakers
avatar for Christine Sturgeon

Christine Sturgeon

Teacher Librarian, Manson-Northwest Webster
Christine Sturgeon is a K-12 Teacher Librarian at Manson Northwest Webster Schools in north central Iowa.  Sturgeon serves as Advocacy Chair for the Iowa Association of School Librarians and as secretary for Iowa SLI, Iowa's student voice organization.  With an elementary education degree from UNI and a library science degree from Missouri, Sturgeon is a doctoral student in the Educational Leadership program at Drake University.  Her... Read More →
avatar for Audrey Sturtz

Audrey Sturtz

Jr./Sr. High Science Teacher, Manson Northwest Webster


Thursday April 4, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 306

1:30pm

Google: The Learning Management System

Why use multiple platforms to manage your 1:1 classroom? The combination of services provided in a Google Education account provide everything you need (and then some) to manage the 1:1 classroom.


Speakers
avatar for Michelle Cowell

Michelle Cowell

Instructional Technology Consultant, AEA 267


Thursday April 4, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 315
  • Content Area All

1:30pm

Implications for Current or Future 1:1 Schools on College Readiness

This session will provide relevant implications to students, teachers, and administrators about best practices in 1:1 implementation.  These best practices have been identified through a qualitative study of 15 college students.  The feedback the students produced have meaning for current and future 1:1 schools.  The information presented should have true meaning to those in attendance since it is from the perception of students.  Their honest and open feedback provides tips, practices, and procedures that teachers, parents, and administrators need to hear to increase the effectiveness of their 1:1 initiatives.  


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Thursday April 4, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 311
  • Content Area All

1:30pm

Who's in Charge Here? How 1:1 Has Helped Us to Let Go

Audience members will take away ideas for how the music and language art classrooms can collaborate on student writing by using tools such as blogger, iMovie, and GarageBand.  This includes sharing of methods for creating student-centered classrooms, increasing cognitive complexity, and publishing student work samples.


Speakers
avatar for Kerri Olson

Kerri Olson

6-8 Vocal Music Teacher, Central-Clinton CSD


Thursday April 4, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 308

1:30pm

What Happens When a Million Kids Share Their Genius With the World?

The World is Waiting for YOUR Contribution!

Come learn about  "The Quest" : A Contest Where The World Wins and how your students and teachers can be involved.


Speakers
avatar for Ian Coon

Ian Coon

High School Student, Waukee Community School District
future educator | leader & volunteer at heart | technology enthusiast | opinionated | lover of food, music & Des Moines | IowaSLI co-founder and director | Waukee High School student leader | #youmatter and #stuvoice advocate
avatar for Angela Maiers

Angela Maiers

Founder and CEO, Choose2Matter
Angela Maiers, Chief Instigator: Dreaming Big and Igniting Change, taught literacy skills to disadvantaged youth in elementary schools in Des Moines, Iowa from 1989 to 2003. She has since worked as an education consultant and speaker. | | Angela is the founder and President of Maiers Education Services, a consulting firm headquartered in Clive, Iowa. Her company provides just-in-time consultation services to schools, organizations, and... Read More →
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Mark Moran

Founder & CEO, Dulcinea Media
Mark E. Moran is the founder and CEO of Dulcinea Media, whose mission is to help educators teach students how to use the Internet effectively. His company's websites include findingDulcinea and SweetSearch, a search engine for students. He is co-author, with Angela Maiers, of Digital Literacy: Lessons for Leaders and Learners, an upcoming e-book expected to be published in late spring 2013. | | Each year, Mr. Moran attends a dozen... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 312 / 313

1:30pm

Math (Role-Alike)
Speakers
avatar for Matt Townsley

Matt Townsley

Director of Instruction & Technology, Solon Community Schools
Matt Townsley taught high school math in Eastern Iowa for six years until 2010 when he transitioned to his current role as the Director of Instruction and Technology for the Solon Community School District. He regularly presents at conferences and leads professional development on the topics of formative assessment and standards-based grading. Matt was the ITEC Administrator of the Year in 2012 and an ASCD Emerging Leader, Class of 2014. One of... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 301

1:30pm

Principals (Role-Alike)
Speakers

Thursday April 4, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 302

2:45pm

National Education Technology Plan and Other initiatives

There are several national initiatives beyond common core that would be of interest to the gathered constituents. The attendees may also have other initiatives to contribute. Major initiatives for the presentation may include the following.
National Educational Technology Plan, Connected Educators, and Epic-Ed, US Department of Education, CoSN, NC State Friday Institute
National Broadband plan, FCC and Connect2Compete
National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) for students, teachers, administrators and coaches, ISTE
CS10K- computer science education, NSF
Project24 and All4Ed

The presenter has been privileged to work in some part with several of these. 


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Gordon K  Dahlby

Dr. Gordon K Dahlby

Owner, Ed Tech Leadership & Policy Consulting
What matters most is not what the technology is, but what technology does in support of learning.My passions are nurturing talent and talent development through critical conversations and relationships. | @gdahlbyScoop.IT http://www.scoop.it/u/edtechleadersConnected Education: Connectededucators.org | CoSN: http://cosn.org ISTE: http://iste.org | Educational Technology Leadership and Policy Consultant to advise districts and administrators... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 320

2:45pm

Chrome in the Classroom

Come learn all about Google Chrome!


Speakers
avatar for Stacy Behmer

Stacy Behmer

Coordinator of Digital Learning, Grant Wood AEA
Stacy is a former elementary and middle school teacher and also spent some time as a district technology director. She is currently the Coordinator of Digital Learning from Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she works with a team of technology consultants providing technology integration support and training to teachers and administrators. Stacy serves on the Iowa Technology Education Connection board which holds a couple of... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 318

2:45pm

Open Canvas Style

A key component to your 1:1 initiative is the need to have a learning platform that evolves with technology. Explore Canvas K-12 by Instructure, and interact with the system as a student. Activities will include discussions, assignments with rubrics, group collaborations, and utilizing the iPad to elevate learning. Learn why an increasing number of K-12 school districts, colleges and universities are relying on Canvas to future-proof their technology initiatives.


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Thursday April 4, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 304

2:45pm

The Data Team/RTI Process Googlized

An Data Team/RTI format used by Black Hawk Elementary.  The purpose to share how we have googlized the process of data team and RTI to simplify the process for data collecting and sharing.


Speakers
avatar for Chris Richards

Chris Richards

Elementary Administration- Black Hawk, Burlington Community School District
I have been in education for thirteen years. I began my career in California before returning back to Iowa in 2008. I am passionate about data teams and technology in the classroom.
avatar for Daniel Zaccaro

Daniel Zaccaro

School Psychologist, Great Prairie AEA
Simplicity. Efficiency. Brevity.
LH

Lynette Heckenberg, Chris Richards, Daniel Zaccaro

We are a team of teacher, principal, and AEA psychologist, Burlington Community School District
Chris, Daniel, and Lynette share a passion for optimizing each student's educational experience through teacher/student relationships; accurate, individualized assessment of student strengths and needs; and the use of assessment data to match teaching intervention to learning need. We see technology as an invaluable tool as we work to tailor teaching to better fit our students.


Thursday April 4, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 317

2:45pm

Using Google Forms as a Formative Assessment

In this "beginning level" session, participants will learn how to create a Google Form, distribute this Form, and analyze the data.


Speakers
avatar for Tony Amsler

Tony Amsler

Education Account Manager, Infrastructure Technology Solutions


Thursday April 4, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 315
  • Content Area All

2:45pm

Collaborate, Connect, Create

Just look at what happens when a 5th grade teacher and teacher librarian collaborate, connect and create amazing learning experiences together? 


Speakers
avatar for Shannon McClintock Miller

Shannon McClintock Miller

Teacher Librarian Consultant, Speaker, & Author, Teacher Librarian Consultant, Speaker, & Author
Shannon, a mom of three wonderful children, is a teacher librarian and technology integration specialist. She is an educational consultant for Mackin Educational Resources, Director of School and Library Strategy for In This Together Media and Executive Director of Library & Educational Services for Biblionasium. | | She speaks and consults in Iowa and around the country on education, librarianship, technology, social media, and making a... Read More →
avatar for Janelle Thompson

Janelle Thompson

Teacher, Instructional Strategist, Assistant Principal, Van Meter Elementary School
Janelle Thompson is a 5th grade teacher at Van Meter Elementary School. She is also the Instructional Strategist for grades four and five. Mrs. Thompson spends her day split between teaching fifth grade, working with teachers, and working with small groups of students. She also serves as the Assistant Principal with duties as assigned by the Administration. She encourages her students to be self-directed, innovative, and to always do their... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 310
  • Content Area ELA

2:45pm

Using Socrative to Crowdsource Ideas from the Community

 Join the crew from Marshall School of Duluth, Minnesota as they use Socrative, the free smart response system, to ask questions and get the answers you've always wanted!  We'll quickly ask the audience multiple choice, long answer and polling questions and gather the opinions of the group! More gameshow that presentation!



Thursday April 4, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 319

2:45pm

Working Smarter with Formative Assessment

Come to this session to learn how to engage all of your students with a FREE online formative assessment tool.  Three free online resources will be explored:  Socrative, Infuse Learning and Naiku Quick Question.  Compare these tools and find the best one for your class room.


Speakers
avatar for Sue Kientz

Sue Kientz

Instructional Technology Coach, Great Prairie Area Education Agency
I am a former Teacher Librarian for the Fairfield High School and now work part-time for Great Prairie AEA as an Instructional Technology Coach. I believe that finding the right tool for the task is the key to successful technology integration. It's not about the device -- just the right tool at the right time.


Thursday April 4, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 314
  • Content Area All

2:45pm

Going 1:1 in a Large School District

This session will focus on the move that Bettendorf High School has made to become a 1:1 iPad environment.  In this session you will learn everything from the strategic planning stages  to continued ongoing professional development for teachers after implementation.  


Speakers
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Jimmy Casas

Principal, Bettendorf High School
Jimmy Casas is in his 22nd year of administrative leadership, including the last 13 years as Principal at Bettendorf High School. He is passionate about kids, serving others, and cultivating school cultures that focus on excellence for all students & staff. Jimmy was named the 2012 Iowa Secondary Principal of the Year and was selected as one of three finalists for NASSP 2013 National Secondary Principal of the Year. Jimmy is the Co-Founder... Read More →
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Matt Degner

Associate Principal, Bettendorf High School
Passionate about leadership, engagement of students in their learning, technology, and establishing effective relationships.


Thursday April 4, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 303

2:45pm

Pinterest in the Classroom

Will show ideas of using Pinterest in the classroom for students to share pins that are part of the curriculum.


Speakers
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Juliana Smith

Spanish Teacher, Newell-Fonda High School
I have been a teacher for the past 20 years even though I am still pretty young. I started teaching EFL in Brazil when I was 14. I am passionate about learning and teaching. I have a Masters degree in TESOL and almost a second Masters in Education. I am currently working on my PhD in Education with an emphasis in International Education. | I have two wonderful children who keep me very busy. | Another passion of mine is to travel. If I... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 309

2:45pm

Research Papers with a Google Twist

A one-stop shop for research papers and projects using Google products.



Thursday April 4, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 306

2:45pm

1:1 in Social Studies Classroom

This presentation will be geared towards other social studies teachers in Iowa and the purpose of the presentation is to show other teachers and schools what I am doing in my Social Studies classroom at Bellevue High School. The presentation will cover did resources I use the classroom and show examples of projects my students do in class. 


Speakers

Thursday April 4, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 305
  • Content Area All

2:45pm

Game Based Learning

Session will address identifying appropriate content, organization, gaming, best practices, successes & struggles. Participants will be provided with access to and examples of gamification examples in multiple settings including professional development, a secondary classroom, and a special education classroom.


Speakers
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Leslie Pralle Keehn

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
@lprallekeehn on Twitter. *Member of the new PLAEA tech integration team *BA in Political Science *MA in Curriculum & Instruction: Technology *Formerly 6-12 Social Studies, 6-8 Computer at Northeast Hamilton *Passionate about blended learning, gamification, literacy across content areas, cross-curricular teaching, creating global connections. *Create Connect Collaborate *Wife, mother of 3


Thursday April 4, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 311
  • Content Area All

2:45pm

Join Them at Their Own Game

Collaborating to problem solve and make connections with learning, student utilize the 1:1 initiative to step beyond the textbooks and the classroom to documentaries for community, virtual mapping, and even Minecraft (game) to learn historical referencing to Beowulf plus so much more…



Thursday April 4, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 307

2:45pm

Paperless Classroom Utilizing Google Drive

Managing Folders within Google Drive so the teacher can easily differentiate from templates, turned in assignments, and graded assignments.



Thursday April 4, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 308
  • Content Area All

2:45pm

Transforming the Classroom into a Digital Learning Environments: Our 1:1 Experience

A first year 1:1 Mac district sharing their experiences of transforming the classroom to a digital learning environment. Identifying the use of the Technology Integration Matrix and the TPaCK framework for teachers. 


Speakers
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Mande Gamble

Consultant | Digital Coach, One -to-One Institute
Mande Gamble is a graduate from the University of Northern Iowa, where she received a BA in English literature and MA in Curriculum and Instruction focusing on Instructional Technology. Previously, a teacher that has worked to create a 1:1 initiative in the district since 2010, and is working as district technology integrationist. She spent half of the school day as a language arts teacher for juniors and seniors and the other half teaching sixth... Read More →
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Tiffany Hillyer

6th grade Science Teacher, West Monona Middle School
Passionate about edtech, being a lifelong learner & preparing my students for the world in which they will live.


Thursday April 4, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 316
  • Content Area All

2:45pm

How to Evaluate Your 1:1 Program

In this session participants are introduced to a straightforward 9-step model for evaluating their 1:1 initiative to ensure outcomes are being met. Participants will learn:
• A simple yet effective technique for setting strategy and goals for your 1:1 program.
• How to effectively answer the question "Is my initiative reaching its goals?"
• How to confidently demonstrate to stakeholders that your program is effective.


Speakers
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John Nash

Associate Professor, University of Kentucky
I study human centered design as an avenue to address challenges in P-20 education. I'm passionate about bringing together faculty, students, educators and community members to apply design and innovation in a structured and lively manner to create new solutions to previously unsolvable challenges. Visit my lab at http://dLab.uky.edu


Thursday April 4, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 312 / 313

2:45pm

Electives (Role-Alike)
Speakers
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Dan von Rentzell

High School Art & Computer Graphics, Earlham Community School District
I have been teaching High School art for 10 years now. About 6 years ago the computer graphics classes were dropped into my lap and I was told, "you'll figure it out". Well, I did. Now I love teaching with the latest technology. It's really amazing how you can integrate technology into about everything you do and daily I am amazed at some of the stuff my kids show me. I recently have taken on the responsibility of technology integrationist for... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 302

2:45pm

Elementary (Role-Alike)
Speakers
avatar for Laurie Flynn

Laurie Flynn

5th grade teacher, Southeast Polk School District
Laurie Flynn earned her B.S. in Elementary Education with a reading endorsement from Central College in Pella, Iowa. She taught in the South Tama CSD and Iowa City School District before joining Mitchellville Elementary 5 years ago. Laurie recently received her Master's Degree from Drake University in Professional Development and Effective Teaching. It was on her Master's journey that she learned the importance of technology and the 21st... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 301