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June 20-22, 2016. Buena Vista Campus, Storm Lake Iowa

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Monday, June 20
 

9:15am

21st Century Influencer
Teaching can be toxic and the challenges of teaching today seem bigger than ever. But there are things that every teacher can do to improve their teaching tomorrow. Learn what to change, how to change, and how to keep the mindset that keeps you in tip-top shape for your students and for living your life well.

Speakers
avatar for Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Teacher/IT Director, Westwood Schools/Cool Cat Teacher Blog
Named as the #4 Influencer in Education Technology on Onalytica's list of education influencers. Hello! I'm Vicki Davis, a classroom teacher with 14 years of experience teaching high school. I have 18 years of experience teaching teachers how to use technology in the classroom. I started this blog in 2005 so I could teach my students how to blog too. I've been podcasting since 2013 with the Every Classroom Matters show, on BAM Radio. I won... Read More →


Monday June 20, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am
Anderson Auditorium

10:30am

Connecting Creativity: Out My Window
Picture and poetry combine during this Connecting Creativity quest. Each month, Leslie and Erin, share ideas for tech integration connected to literacy. During this session, the Out My Window quest will be explored. Participants will create before brainstorming ideas on how picture, photo editing, and poetry can be used in the classroom. No matter the device, participants will walk away with ideas for creation. Technology tools to create and publish will be shared.

Session Notes 

Speakers
LP

Leslie Pralle Keehn

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
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 →


Monday June 20, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Forum 4

10:30am

Direct The Mess
Direct the Mess! Participants will learn how to focus energy and create, significant high-quality learning opportunities for students. Audience members will participate in an interactive session intending to impact teachers and students immediately. Attendees will leave with a template of a process teams can work through to develop engaging, impactful learning opportunities for students. This session is geared toward any influential educator and will support teacher-leaders as they Direct the Mess!

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Snyder

Patrick Snyder

Instructional Design Strategist, Iowa City Community School District
Instructional Design Strategist at Garner Elementary.


Monday June 20, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Forum 2

10:30am

Iowa Learning Online - Quality & Convenience
Iowa Learning Online is an Iowa Department of Education initiative designed to help local Iowa school districts expand learning opportunities for their high school students through high quality, rigorous courses delivered online. Students are enrolled in ILO courses through their local school or district. All courses are taught by Iowa licensed and appropriately endorsed teacher. This presentation will focus on our summer semester and will include a demonstration of ILO courses and the role of school districts in providing online learning opportunities.

Speakers

Monday June 20, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Forum 5

10:30am

MackinVIA
"MackinVIA is a complete eResource management system providing easy access to thousands of eBooks, educational databases, audiobooks, videos and more. Learn how to utilize the eBooks your AEA has provided for you on MackinVIA in your classroom. With just one login, users can view, utilize, and manage all digital materials.
*Text to speech for hundreds of titles, search by reading level, interest level, subject and many other parameters.
*Cutting edge user functionality through the MackinVIA Reader cloud providing 24/7 online and offline access, anywhere, anytime.
*Make custom lists of digital resources with MackinVIA Groups.
*MackinVIA Catgegories provide a quick and easy way to find digital resources.
*MackinVIA Backpack provides easy access to checkouts, requests, favorites, and notebook.
*Highlight and underline text.
*Create notes.
*View list of highlights/notes in ""My Notebook""
*Citations available through EasyBib.
*1 user ID, 1 password to all resources.
*Accessible through your online catalog and as a link on your school website.
*Integrated Merriam-Webster dictionary.
*Add favorite websites and URL's to the links menu.
*Attractive K-12 friendly interface."

Speakers
HA

Harriet Adams

Lending Library Supervisor, Prairie Lakes AEA
PB

Pam Buysman

Educational Media Consultant, Northwest Area Education Agency
Northwest Iowa AEA Educational Media Specialist


Monday June 20, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Forum 1

10:30am

Pathways to PD
Have you collected BrightBytes Technology & Learning data, but are wondering how you can most effectively use it to plan Professional Learning? The data clearly identifies the topics teachers are most interested in, but what are the underlying knowledge and skills teachers need to ensure the PD they receive really sticks? How do you know what they’re ready to learn? What will have the biggest impact on their classroom instruction? How can you measure what they’ve learned? This session will explore Technology & Learning data “pathways” that include a collection of data points that inform and measure each PD topic as well as relevant insights you can implement in order to have the greatest impact on instruction. See how to identify and develop effective professional development for your staff and leverage the data you have to make better informed decisions around technology use and integration.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Goldstein

Karen Goldstein

Client Success Partner, BrightBytes
Karen is a long time educator from Indianapolis, who has taught and coached in the MSDs of Lawrence and Pike Township. She is a data geek and loves to dig in to data and discover connections between seemingly disparate pieces of information. Joining BrightBytes has allowed her to share her data passion with teachers all over the midwest.


Monday June 20, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Forum 3

10:30am

Technology Driven Differentiated Instruction
Learn how this award-winning teacher uses podcasts, digital movie-making, a YouTube channel, wikis, blogs, and other tools to involve all of the learning styles of her students and create repositories of information to document and demonstrate learning in her technology classroom. She will also share best practices from educators in other subject areas who are also using these tools to teach.

Speakers
avatar for Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Teacher/IT Director, Westwood Schools/Cool Cat Teacher Blog
Named as the #4 Influencer in Education Technology on Onalytica's list of education influencers. Hello! I'm Vicki Davis, a classroom teacher with 14 years of experience teaching high school. I have 18 years of experience teaching teachers how to use technology in the classroom. I started this blog in 2005 so I could teach my students how to blog too. I've been podcasting since 2013 with the Every Classroom Matters show, on BAM Radio. I won... Read More →


Monday June 20, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Hansen 8

11:50am

An Upbeat Look at Technology in Music Classrooms
Music is a universal language that should be composed, created and celebrated in classrooms across the globe. Available music tools/programs, classroom ideas, and success stories of music classroom collaborations will be showcased at this poster session along with plenty of opportunities to play and explore!

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Allen

Meredith Allen

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
I am constantly exploring the possibilities and enjoying the ride. My roles include but are not limited to their traditionally associated functions: Music Teacher (9 yrs), Instructional Technology Consultant (2 yrs), Mother (8 yrs), Spouse (10 yrs), Runner (3 yrs), Dreamer, Doer, Leader, Lover and an Eternal Optimist (33 yrs).



Monday June 20, 2016 11:50am - 12:50pm
Dows 12,13,16

11:50am

Come Fly with Us
While coding can be engaging for most students, some students are not impressed. To draw those students in and get them more engaged in their own learning, the 6th graders at Webster City Middle School used drones to advance their education. Using the Tickle app and Parrot Rolling Spider drones, students scaffolded their ability to create code successfully.
Come see what we did, and then give it a try for yourself. Come fly with Us!

Speakers
avatar for Gary Scholtens

Gary Scholtens

Tech Integrationist, Webster City
I'm passionate about - Creating 1:1 classrooms that function correctly; 21st century learning; iPad learning; helping kids and staff utilize technology effectively


Monday June 20, 2016 11:50am - 12:50pm
Dows 12,13,16

11:50am

Let Students 'Bee' Amazing
Stop by the “Bee” Amazing Poster session and see how our district uses Bee Bots to engage our young learners. Lesson ideas, engineered designs for cost-effective solutions to mats, and young learners modeling our integration will be shared. Don’t “Bee” late!

Speakers
avatar for Susan Oehlertz

Susan Oehlertz

Technology Integrationist, Pocahontas Area Community School
Starting the implementation process of digital student portfolios schoolwide. Started with kindergarten last Spring, and all Pre-K- 6th grade students have joined this Fall. We are using a fantastic app called Seesaw Learning Journal. Using the app on iPads in our Pre-K - 2nd grade classes, and on the Chromebooks for 3rd - 6th grade. I am a Seesaw ambassador where I get to provide input on product development and get to test new features before... Read More →


Monday June 20, 2016 11:50am - 12:50pm
Dows 12,13,16

11:50am

Using QR Codes
This poster session will show examples of a variety of ways to use QR codes with students. QR Codes...those little squares that are on everything from ketchup bottles to movie tickets...can be used to hook kids on reading.

Participants will answer the questions:
"What is a QR code?"
"How do I create a QR code?"
"What are some ways educators are using QR codes in the classroom?"

Speakers
TL

Tami Little

K-12 District Library Media Specialist, Sergeant Bluff-Luton Community School District



Monday June 20, 2016 11:50am - 12:50pm
Dows 12,13,16

1:00pm

1. Measuring Progress, Planning Action: Take a Deep Dive into Your Clarity Technology & Learning Data
If you have collected BrightBytes Technology & Learning data more than once, you have probably thought about what you learn by looking at your progress over time. Have you wondered how to identify trends in your data? Have you wanted to measure and track your progress and then apply it to either initiatives you are currently working on (like 1:1 or BYOD), or plans you are developing? Come to this session to explore ways to think about your data longitudinally, see new Clarity enhancements that allow grade level filtering and data point comparisons, and measure your progress over time. Leave with a clear sense of how to identify changes and trends in your data and how to use that to inform your goals, initiatives and plans.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Goldstein

Karen Goldstein

Client Success Partner, BrightBytes
Karen is a long time educator from Indianapolis, who has taught and coached in the MSDs of Lawrence and Pike Township. She is a data geek and loves to dig in to data and discover connections between seemingly disparate pieces of information. Joining BrightBytes has allowed her to share her data passion with teachers all over the midwest.



Monday June 20, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Forum 5

1:00pm

Digital Citizenship Made Simple: 9 Key P's of Proactive Knowledge
This simple 9 point digital citizenship model as shared in Vicki's Book Reinventing Writing and on the wildly popular digital citizenship post she wrote for Edutopia, is all you need to teach students to be safe online. Understand the 9 "key P's" and how to teach them simply to your students.

Speakers
avatar for Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Teacher/IT Director, Westwood Schools/Cool Cat Teacher Blog
Named as the #4 Influencer in Education Technology on Onalytica's list of education influencers. Hello! I'm Vicki Davis, a classroom teacher with 14 years of experience teaching high school. I have 18 years of experience teaching teachers how to use technology in the classroom. I started this blog in 2005 so I could teach my students how to blog too. I've been podcasting since 2013 with the Every Classroom Matters show, on BAM Radio. I won... Read More →


Monday June 20, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Hansen 8

1:00pm

Facebook Connection & ECE Tech
Facebook is a great social media tool that many educators are missing out on. This presentation will walk through how to set up a Facebook group for your class to stay connected with families.

The second half of this presentation will be share technology tools appropriate for Early Childhood settings and the best ways to implement them.

Speakers
avatar for Tahrae Bonnes

Tahrae Bonnes

ECSE, Fort Dodge Community Schools
Hello all, I am originally from a small town in very Southwest Iowa called Farragut. I attended Peru State College in Nebraska. This is my 6th year in education. I have been a preschool para, a kindergarten teacher, a preschool teacher, and an early childhood special education teacher. I love incorporating technology into my daily routine because I see it as a way to make my day easier and show my students how to use technology appropriately.


Monday June 20, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Forum 1

1:00pm

Make your lessons better (grades K-8)
We will dive deep into instructional redesign and use the trudacot discussion protocol to make our technology-infused lessons, units, and learning activities better. Come prepared to think, discuss, and redesign!

Session materials: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1teUpenO-8rk3EfeOf-lbd8859Iy14shGZm_mpc6BeGA/edit 

Speakers
avatar for Scott McLeod

Scott McLeod

Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver
Associate Professor. Founding Director, CASTLE. Blogger. Idea generator. Solution builder. Agitator. Catalyst. “If the leaders don’t get it, it’s not going to happen.” | @mcleod


Monday June 20, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Forum 4

1:00pm

Personalize Your Professional Development to Engage and Prepare Future Ready Students
Are you looking for resources to help stay ahead of changing instructional practices in order to prepare future-ready students? Look no further – we can help! Join us as we discover and explore ways that Iowa educators and administrators are utilizing Atomic Learning’s online learning resources to help address a range of issues impacting student success. Topics to include: supporting blended learning environments, differentiating professional development, digital citizenship, boosting college- and career-readiness, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Deb Meester

Deb Meester

Sr Director of Global Services, Atomic Learning



Monday June 20, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Forum 2

1:00pm

Using Technology to Communicate and Empower in the Elementary Classroom
Examples from a 4th and 5th grade classroom integrating various technologies to communicate with parents and students. This presentation will show how Kidblog, Google Forms, Google Drive, Educanon, Facebook, and Twitter.

Presentation Link

Speakers
PK

Pennie Klepper

4th Grade Teacher, GT Schools
Integrating technology into the classroom - Learning right along with the students and having a great time!


Monday June 20, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Forum 3

2:00pm

50 Ways to Improve Your Classroom with Technology
Join award winning edublogger Vicki Davis, Cool Cat Teacher, for a high energy presentation with 50+ ways to improve your classroom NOW with Technology. Something for everyone!

Speakers
avatar for Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Teacher/IT Director, Westwood Schools/Cool Cat Teacher Blog
Named as the #4 Influencer in Education Technology on Onalytica's list of education influencers. Hello! I'm Vicki Davis, a classroom teacher with 14 years of experience teaching high school. I have 18 years of experience teaching teachers how to use technology in the classroom. I started this blog in 2005 so I could teach my students how to blog too. I've been podcasting since 2013 with the Every Classroom Matters show, on BAM Radio. I won... Read More →


Monday June 20, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Hansen 8

2:00pm

Integrating Tech into the Music/Band Classroom
Integrating technology into the music or band classroom can be very beneficial for the students, parents, and audience members at your concerts. Come and check out a few ideas of how I have used technology at St. Mary’s and how successful it has been! Even if your school or music budget doesn’t allow for all the latest trending toys, music rooms can still be alive with rich tech-infused educational experiences! I will provide handouts with examples and a chance to play with the toys I use each day! Please come ready to share your ideas as well because we are always learning as educators!

Speakers
avatar for Gayle Strom

Gayle Strom

PreK-8 Band and Vocal Music Teacher, Storm Lake-St. Mary's AEA 8


Monday June 20, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Forum 5

2:00pm

Make your lessons better (grades 9-12)
We will dive deep into instructional redesign and use the trudacot discussion protocol to make our technology-infused lessons, units, and learning activities better. Come prepared to think, discuss, and redesign!

Session materials: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1teUpenO-8rk3EfeOf-lbd8859Iy14shGZm_mpc6BeGA/edit

Speakers
avatar for Scott McLeod

Scott McLeod

Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver
Associate Professor. Founding Director, CASTLE. Blogger. Idea generator. Solution builder. Agitator. Catalyst. “If the leaders don’t get it, it’s not going to happen.” | @mcleod


Monday June 20, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Forum 4

2:00pm

MNW's Makerspace Moment
Teacher librarian Christine Sturgeon and rising junior Jacob Siepker have led in the initial creation and this summer's expansion of the district's makerspace program. Here, the two will share tips on how to build such a program for your own school, where student choice and voice give rise to exploration, creativity, and innovation. MNW has separate makerspaces at both the elementary and secondary buildings and presenters will speak about both.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Sturgeon

Christine Sturgeon

Teacher Librarian, Manson Northwest Webster School District



Monday June 20, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Forum 1

2:00pm

Personalize Your Professional Development to Engage and Prepare Future Ready Students
Are you looking for resources to help stay ahead of changing instructional practices in order to prepare future-ready students? Look no further – we can help! Join us as we discover and explore ways that Iowa educators and administrators are utilizing Atomic Learning’s online learning resources to help address a range of issues impacting student success. Topics to include: supporting blended learning environments, differentiating professional development, digital citizenship, boosting college- and career-readiness, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Deb Meester

Deb Meester

Sr Director of Global Services, Atomic Learning



Monday June 20, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Forum 2

2:00pm

Personalized Learning Made Easy
What does personalized learning look like? How can more voice & choice be integrated in the classrooms? In the diverse and ever-changing world of education, the term "personalized learning" seems to be everywhere, though it seems like there are various interpretations of personalized learning. Join me for an engaging, hands-on, discussion-oriented session where we begin to build common understanding by having educators consider various entry points to begin personalizing the learning for their students. 

Speakers
avatar for Julie Graber

Julie Graber

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
I am a member of Prairie Lake's Innovation Team, a Defined STEM trainer and one of Jay McTighe's MAC Associates. I am passionate about providing students authentic work that they create for an authentic audience. This includes connections to CBE, student centered learning, PBL, and AIW. Technology is a huge player with all of this work so I co-developed the Trudacot with Dr. Scott McLeod to help administrators and teachers with effective... Read More →


Monday June 20, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Forum 3

3:00pm

Building Classroom Community with Voxer
In this session participants will explore the app Voxer as a means of building community and communication in the classroom. Participants will have time to play and practice, as well as share and discuss methods for classroom implementation. Examples will be provided, as well as numerous ideas for student use.

Speakers
LP

Leslie Pralle Keehn

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA


Monday June 20, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Forum 4

3:00pm

MackinVIA
MackinVIA is a complete eResource management system providing easy access to thousands of eBooks, educational databases, audiobooks, videos and more. Learn how to utilize the eBooks your AEA has provided for you on MackinVIA in your classroom. With just one login, users can view, utilize, and manage all digital materials.
*Text to speech for hundreds of titles, search by reading level, interest level, subject and many other parameters.
*Cutting edge user functionality through the MackinVIA Reader cloud providing 24/7 online and offline access, anywhere, anytime.
*Make custom lists of digital resources with MackinVIA Groups.
*MackinVIA Catgegories provide a quick and easy way to find digital resources.
*MackinVIA Backpack provides easy access to checkouts, requests, favorites, and notebook.
*Highlight and underline text.
*Create notes.
*View list of highlights/notes in "My Notebook"
*Citations available through EasyBib.
*1 user ID, 1 password to all resources.
*Accessible through your online catalog and as a link on your school website.
*Integrated Merriam-Webster dictionary.
*Add favorite websites and URL's to the links menu.
*Attractive K-12 friendly interface.

Speakers
HA

Harriet Adams

Lending Library Supervisor, Prairie Lakes AEA
PB

Pam Buysman

Educational Media Consultant, Northwest Area Education Agency
Northwest Iowa AEA Educational Media Specialist


Monday June 20, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Forum 1

3:00pm

PLNs: Direct Your Own PD!
PLC, PBIS, PLTW—The world of education is an alphabet soup of acronyms! There is one however, that has the potential to revolutionize PD: the PLN. Personal Learning Networks are informal learning connections marked by self-direction and collaboration. While educators have always had networks of close colleagues (think of the teacher’s lounge!), technology provides an unprecedented opportunity to connect and collaborate in ways never before possible. By 2020, fully 44% of the American workforce will be independently employed, bringing a whole new meaning to the concept of “job training.” Developing self directed, self motivated, life-long learners who can find just-in-time resources to improve their knowledge and skills on their own is our most important teaching responsibility. Learn about PLNs and discuss ways to build your own network, personalize your PD become the same type of learner we are teaching our students to be.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Goldstein

Karen Goldstein

Client Success Partner, BrightBytes
Karen is a long time educator from Indianapolis, who has taught and coached in the MSDs of Lawrence and Pike Township. She is a data geek and loves to dig in to data and discover connections between seemingly disparate pieces of information. Joining BrightBytes has allowed her to share her data passion with teachers all over the midwest.


Monday June 20, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Forum 2

3:00pm

Sometimes Less IS More!
Join me for an exciting session on implementing Plickers in your classroom. Participates will learn how to use this simple real-time formative assessment tool. Only one teacher device is needed to transform your classroom into an engaged learning environment. No tech is needed for students! It’s easy! You will walk away from the session feeling you can make this happen in your classroom tomorrow! So make sure your digital device is charged and ready to go. And… a few lucky participants will acquire some Plickers swag! Don’t hesitate! Join me in believing that “sometimes less IS more!”

Speakers
avatar for Susan Oehlertz

Susan Oehlertz

Technology Integrationist, Pocahontas Area Community School
Starting the implementation process of digital student portfolios schoolwide. Started with kindergarten last Spring, and all Pre-K- 6th grade students have joined this Fall. We are using a fantastic app called Seesaw Learning Journal. Using the app on iPads in our Pre-K - 2nd grade classes, and on the Chromebooks for 3rd - 6th grade. I am a Seesaw ambassador where I get to provide input on product development and get to test new features before... Read More →


Monday June 20, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Forum 3

3:00pm

Students in the Center ~ Engaging Them in Authentic Learning
Tweet Share
Do you want students to demonstrate understanding of their learning in deep and interesting ways? Are you exploring PBL or personalized learning? Do you want to motivate and engage students using authentic performance tasks/assessments in your classroom? Are you looking for ways to incorporate authentic uses of literacy and technology in your classroom? Join me for an engaging, discussion-oriented session where you will look at different lessons & projects using an authenticity filter. Educators will walk away with some initial ideas for starting their own projects or redesigning an existing project. This interactive session will provide educators with a variety of resources and ideas to use with their students.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Graber

Julie Graber

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
I am a member of Prairie Lake's Innovation Team, a Defined STEM trainer and one of Jay McTighe's MAC Associates. I am passionate about providing students authentic work that they create for an authentic audience. This includes connections to CBE, student centered learning, PBL, and AIW. Technology is a huge player with all of this work so I co-developed the Trudacot with Dr. Scott McLeod to help administrators and teachers with effective... Read More →


Monday June 20, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Dows 12,13,16

3:00pm

The Three Transformative Questions of Education
1. What is the purpose of education?
2. Who is school designed for?
3. Who are the primary stakeholders in education?

These three questions can transform education. This session will begin a conversation considering ideas, perceptions, and positions on why we educate, how we education, and what is at stake.

Speakers
avatar for Dane Barner

Dane Barner

Teacher, Webster City
I am a 5-8 Vocal Music teacher at Webster City Middle School. I am an early adopter, technology integrator, and student voice activist. Please connect with me @mrbarnerwcms and aroundthecornerthinking.com


Monday June 20, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Forum 5
 
Tuesday, June 21
 

9:15am

Common Core in the Cloud
Common Core is the new emphasis everywhere you turn in education but how does it relate to the tools we're supposed to be using as a 21st century teacher? Can I be a 21st century teacher who uses Common Core and how? With highlights from her book Reinventing Writing and experience with successfully integrating technology in the classroom to reach all learners, join classroom teacher Vicki Davis for a high energy presentation helping you to fit common core and technology together to create a powerful 21st century learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Teacher/IT Director, Westwood Schools/Cool Cat Teacher Blog
Named as the #4 Influencer in Education Technology on Onalytica's list of education influencers. Hello! I'm Vicki Davis, a classroom teacher with 14 years of experience teaching high school. I have 18 years of experience teaching teachers how to use technology in the classroom. I started this blog in 2005 so I could teach my students how to blog too. I've been podcasting since 2013 with the Every Classroom Matters show, on BAM Radio. I won... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am
Anderson Auditorium

10:30am

Data-Driven Decision Making Made Easy
Billions of dollars are spent each year on educational technology, but we often don't know exactly what impact our investment has on student learning. How is technology spending affecting your students' learning? Do you need to advocate for more resources or for changes in instructional practice? Do you need actionable insights for tailoring professional learning to teachers' needs and enhancing technology integration? The BrightBytes Technology & Learning module, provided to Iowa districts free of charge through AEAs, paints a clear picture of your existing tools and programs and their actual impact on meaningful learning. Engage in a conversation about the skills students need to be successful in the 21st century and learn how CASE, a powerful, research-based framework that measures the impact of technology on learning will illuminate how and where technology is being used.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Goldstein

Karen Goldstein

Client Success Partner, BrightBytes
Karen is a long time educator from Indianapolis, who has taught and coached in the MSDs of Lawrence and Pike Township. She is a data geek and loves to dig in to data and discover connections between seemingly disparate pieces of information. Joining BrightBytes has allowed her to share her data passion with teachers all over the midwest.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Forum 3

10:30am

Designing Breakout EDU Sessions with an Eye on Learning Targets
Participating in a Breakout EDU session is motivating and engaging for students. This session is designed to help teachers answer the question: “How do I ensure my students learn something?” Rather than focusing on the experiencing of participating in Breakout EDU, this session will center on the creation process, facilitation of an experience, and what goes on behind the scenes while students are engaging in a Breakout EDU activity. Participants will be given information on the design process, useful strategies and tools, as well as potential pitfalls to avoid.

Tools this session will utilize:
Google Forms
Google Docs
Google Drive
Google Sites
URL Link Shortener's

Speakers
AB

Aaron Bane

K-12 Technology Integration Coach, Fort Dodge Community Schools


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Forum 4

10:30am

Heart Rate Monitors = Data Driven PE
We will describe how the HeartZone system and the Blink heart rate monitors are changing Kellie's physical education class. We will share our journey (both the highs and lows) that began in April 2015 and continue through today. There will also be an opportunity for audience participation to experience on a small scale what the students get to experience in class.

Speakers
avatar for Kellie Bork

Kellie Bork

Health and Fitness Teacher, LeMars Community Schools
avatar for Tracy Wingert

Tracy Wingert

Technology Instructional Coach, Le Mars Community Schools


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Dows 12,13,16

10:30am

Motivating Reluctant Readers Using Technology
"Reaching Reluctant Readers
Use technology to motivate students!

Discover ideas about how to use technology to motivate reluctant readers. Participants will identify a variety of apps, websites, and programs that can be used to encourage readers and help build their confidence.

1. E-books vs. print, what does the research say?
2. E-books, audio books, playaways, and read-along books are all resources that teachers and parents can use with their students. Discover some of the best programs available!
3. Review the Apps available to assist reluctant readers.

"

Speakers
TL

Tami Little

K-12 District Library Media Specialist, Sergeant Bluff-Luton Community School District



Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Forum 2

10:30am

Reinventing Writing
Nine tools have changed writing, learning, and living forever. Learn about these tools and the teaching strategies that you need to know to improve writing in your classroom now. You can't reinvent your classroom without reinventing how you write. This spotlight is a practical session is based upon the book, Reinventing Writing updated to include new tools and exciting best practices not included in the book.

Speakers
avatar for Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Teacher/IT Director, Westwood Schools/Cool Cat Teacher Blog
Named as the #4 Influencer in Education Technology on Onalytica's list of education influencers. Hello! I'm Vicki Davis, a classroom teacher with 14 years of experience teaching high school. I have 18 years of experience teaching teachers how to use technology in the classroom. I started this blog in 2005 so I could teach my students how to blog too. I've been podcasting since 2013 with the Every Classroom Matters show, on BAM Radio. I won... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Hansen 8

10:30am

The difference between education and learning.
Education is something that is done to me. Learning is something that I do. How much of school is done to our students? How much are we assessing remembering over learning. This session will explore the difference between education and learning, and how you can radically change the focus of your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Dane Barner

Dane Barner

Teacher, Webster City
I am a 5-8 Vocal Music teacher at Webster City Middle School. I am an early adopter, technology integrator, and student voice activist. Please connect with me @mrbarnerwcms and aroundthecornerthinking.com


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am
Forum 1

1:00pm

Accessible Instructional Materials
In this session we will be focusing on ways that you can make materials accessible for your students that have reading difficulties. We will be taking textbooks, worksheets, and websites and making them accessible for students that aren't able to read them.

Speakers
avatar for Tiffanie Zaugg

Tiffanie Zaugg

AT Coordinator, Prairie Lakes AEA
Tiffanie is the Assistive Technology Coordinator at Prairie Lakes AEA. Tiffanie has been in education for 18 years and was previously a special education consultant, special education teacher, and general education teacher. Tiffanie resides on the state's Assistive Technology Leadership team, Assistive Technology Advisory team, Students with Significant Disabilities team, and various teams within Prairie Lakes.


AIM TICL pptx

Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Forum 1

1:00pm

Evernote: Every Day, Every Device
From Apple iOS to Android, Evernote seamlessly syncs content across the cloud. This session will explore the basics of using Evernote on desktops, laptops, phones, and tablets. Evernote add-ons and apps such as Clearly, Webclipper, and Scannable will also be demonstrated. Come learn how to use Evernote to organize multiple aspects of life and explore ways to use Evernote in the classroom. *Create an Evernote account and download the app before the session.

Speakers
avatar for Sherry Bielenberg

Sherry Bielenberg

Dual Credit English and Reading Intervention, Sioux City Community Schools


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Forum 4

1:00pm

Part 1: Launching Hour of Code
This session will specifically be tailored to implementing Hour of Code into your district, building, or after school program. This workshop will focus on logistics of hosting the event, age appropriate activities, and hands-on experience!

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Allen

Meredith Allen

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
I am constantly exploring the possibilities and enjoying the ride. My roles include but are not limited to their traditionally associated functions: Music Teacher (9 yrs), Instructional Technology Consultant (2 yrs), Mother (8 yrs), Spouse (10 yrs), Runner (3 yrs), Dreamer, Doer, Leader, Lover and an Eternal Optimist (33 yrs).
LP

Leslie Pralle Keehn

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Forum 2

1:00pm

PLNs: Direct Your Own PD!
PLC, PBIS, PLTW—The world of education is an alphabet soup of acronyms! There is one however, that has the potential to revolutionize PD: the PLN. Personal Learning Networks are informal learning connections marked by self-direction and collaboration. While educators have always had networks of close colleagues (think of the teacher’s lounge!), technology provides an unprecedented opportunity to connect and collaborate in ways never before possible. By 2020, fully 44% of the American workforce will be independently employed, bringing a whole new meaning to the concept of “job training.” Developing self directed, self motivated, life-long learners who can find just-in-time resources to improve their knowledge and skills on their own is our most important teaching responsibility. Learn about PLNs and discuss ways to build your own network, personalize your PD become the same type of learner we are teaching our students to be.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Goldstein

Karen Goldstein

Client Success Partner, BrightBytes
Karen is a long time educator from Indianapolis, who has taught and coached in the MSDs of Lawrence and Pike Township. She is a data geek and loves to dig in to data and discover connections between seemingly disparate pieces of information. Joining BrightBytes has allowed her to share her data passion with teachers all over the midwest.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Forum 5

1:00pm

Simple Steps for Blended Classrooms
The best classrooms are becoming blended. Learn the best practices of how to blend the face to face classroom with the online classroom. You'll learn techniques for flipping your classroom, receiving online assignments, how you should organize your online classroom, and how to help students clearly understand assignments and work. This is an awesome, time saving way to teach and student learning can improve. Blend and make it simple!

Speakers
avatar for Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Teacher/IT Director, Westwood Schools/Cool Cat Teacher Blog
Named as the #4 Influencer in Education Technology on Onalytica's list of education influencers. Hello! I'm Vicki Davis, a classroom teacher with 14 years of experience teaching high school. I have 18 years of experience teaching teachers how to use technology in the classroom. I started this blog in 2005 so I could teach my students how to blog too. I've been podcasting since 2013 with the Every Classroom Matters show, on BAM Radio. I won... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Hansen 8

1:00pm

Technology During the Daily 5
Are you wondering how to incorporate technology into the Daily 5? Then this session is for you! We will discuss how to use the following apps on the iPads: Chatterpix, Seesaw, and Popplet. Osmos, Tiggly, and Google Cardboard will also be demonstrated. You will see student work from a kindergarten classroom, but some of these apps can be used throughout K-12.

Speakers
avatar for Arielle Olson

Arielle Olson

Kindergarten Teacher, Estherville Lincoln Central



Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Forum 3

1:00pm

The Best Kept Secret: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach serves as a 99-county campus, connecting the needs of Iowans with Iowa State University research and resources. Learn more about how Iowa State University Extension and Outreach can assist you in providing developmentally appropriate research-based educational opportunities for your students. Topics covered will include: 4-H, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), leadership, community service, healthy living, financial management, agriculture, gardening, and design. For a sneak peek at what ISU Extension and Outreach can offer, visit our website at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/.

Speakers
avatar for Brenda Welch

Brenda Welch

Youth Program Specialist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
I will be presenting on Interactive Print, the embedding of virtual information into print documents. I am very interested in finding ways to incorporate technology and STEM into all levels and areas of education. As a child and youth development specialist for 4-H, I am able to assist in finding ways to incorporate positive child and youth development into programs and encouraging the active engagement of children and youth in the learning... Read More →



Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Dows 12,13,16

2:00pm

Connecting Through Technology: Digital Citizenship Education for Families
How can technology be used as a way to bring people, especially families together? Learn more about the work that Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H staff have done to connect families through technology. Projects discussed will include information presented at the Iowa FIRST LEGO League Championship Tournament and the Monona County Neighborhood Network: Connecting Families through Technology online course. The Monona County Neighborhood Network grant-funded project utilized technology as a way to bring families together at the same time it covered tough topics such as social media, cyber etiquette, and the legal issues associated with technology use. For a sneak peek at the project, visit http://mononatechnology.weebly.com/.

Speakers
avatar for Brenda Welch

Brenda Welch

Youth Program Specialist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
I will be presenting on Interactive Print, the embedding of virtual information into print documents. I am very interested in finding ways to incorporate technology and STEM into all levels and areas of education. As a child and youth development specialist for 4-H, I am able to assist in finding ways to incorporate positive child and youth development into programs and encouraging the active engagement of children and youth in the learning... Read More →



Tuesday June 21, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Dows 12,13,16

2:00pm

Part 2: I've Done Hour of Code, Now What?
This session is designed to expand on Hour of Code, whether you have attended Part 1: Launching Hour of Code or already implemented HoC in your district. This workshop will explore how to expand the coding movement within your building, district, and beyond. Participants are encouraged to bring their own examples and ideas to brainstorm and share with the group.

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Allen

Meredith Allen

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
I am constantly exploring the possibilities and enjoying the ride. My roles include but are not limited to their traditionally associated functions: Music Teacher (9 yrs), Instructional Technology Consultant (2 yrs), Mother (8 yrs), Spouse (10 yrs), Runner (3 yrs), Dreamer, Doer, Leader, Lover and an Eternal Optimist (33 yrs).
LP

Leslie Pralle Keehn

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA


Tuesday June 21, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Forum 2

2:00pm

Streamlining Workflow using Google and other Tools
This presentation will focus on streamlining workflow and communication between Google and other online educational tools such as Socrative. This presentation is designed to give teachers tools and resources to increase transparency in their classroom while also simplifying their life and the way they do business. Getting technology to work for you and enhance learning in your classroom will be of primary focus.

Speakers
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Aaron Bane

K-12 Technology Integration Coach, Fort Dodge Community Schools


Tuesday June 21, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Forum 3

2:00pm

Struggling Readers and Modifying Text
Do you have students who struggle with reading? Are you looking for ways to modify the text down to his/her own reading level? In this session we will be using text compactors to do just that.

Speakers
avatar for Tiffanie Zaugg

Tiffanie Zaugg

AT Coordinator, Prairie Lakes AEA
Tiffanie is the Assistive Technology Coordinator at Prairie Lakes AEA. Tiffanie has been in education for 18 years and was previously a special education consultant, special education teacher, and general education teacher. Tiffanie resides on the state's Assistive Technology Leadership team, Assistive Technology Advisory team, Students with Significant Disabilities team, and various teams within Prairie Lakes.



Tuesday June 21, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Forum 1

2:00pm

Technology Driven Differentiated Instruction
Learn how this award-winning teacher uses podcasts, digital movie-making, a YouTube channel, wikis, blogs, and other tools to involve all of the learning styles of her students and create repositories of information to document and demonstrate learning in her technology classroom. She will also share best practices from educators in other subject areas who are also using these tools to teach.

Speakers
avatar for Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Teacher/IT Director, Westwood Schools/Cool Cat Teacher Blog
Named as the #4 Influencer in Education Technology on Onalytica's list of education influencers. Hello! I'm Vicki Davis, a classroom teacher with 14 years of experience teaching high school. I have 18 years of experience teaching teachers how to use technology in the classroom. I started this blog in 2005 so I could teach my students how to blog too. I've been podcasting since 2013 with the Every Classroom Matters show, on BAM Radio. I won... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Hansen 8

2:00pm

Why EdReady?
Participants will learn more about EdReady, a math college readiness system to help students avoid the time and cost of remedial math courses. Students can test for college readiness, see study options, and get a personalized study path to fill in their knowledge gaps.

Speakers
avatar for Diane Jackson

Diane Jackson

Director of Media Services, Prairie Lakes AEA
Universal Design for Learning - Statewide Team Member
JW

Jon Wibbels

M.I.T. Director, Northwest AEA



Tuesday June 21, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Forum 4

3:00pm

Capturing Learning Through Google Classroom or Seesaw in Elementary...or Both?!
Are you contemplating taking the plunge with incorporating Google Classroom? Or maybe Seesaw? During this session we will explore the pros and cons of both systems with elementary classroom examples, experiences and advice from the trenches.

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Allen

Meredith Allen

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
I am constantly exploring the possibilities and enjoying the ride. My roles include but are not limited to their traditionally associated functions: Music Teacher (9 yrs), Instructional Technology Consultant (2 yrs), Mother (8 yrs), Spouse (10 yrs), Runner (3 yrs), Dreamer, Doer, Leader, Lover and an Eternal Optimist (33 yrs).
avatar for Jessica Bieber

Jessica Bieber

Kindergarten Teacher, Emmetsburg Community School District
@BieberJessicaL


Tuesday June 21, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Forum 2

3:00pm

Facebook Connection & ECE Tech
"Facebook is a great social media tool that many educators are missing out on. This presentation will walk through how to set up a Facebook group for your class to stay connected with families.

The second half of this presentation will be share technology tools appropriate for Early Childhood settings and the best ways to implement them. " 

 https://goo.gl/LjQbGb

Speakers
avatar for Tahrae Bonnes

Tahrae Bonnes

ECSE, Fort Dodge Community Schools
Hello all, I am originally from a small town in very Southwest Iowa called Farragut. I attended Peru State College in Nebraska. This is my 6th year in education. I have been a preschool para, a kindergarten teacher, a preschool teacher, and an early childhood special education teacher. I love incorporating technology into my daily routine because I see it as a way to make my day easier and show my students how to use technology appropriately.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Forum 3

3:00pm

Kids Can DIY
In this session we'll explore the resources at DIY.org! We'll participate in some hands-on activities, explore the site, see examples of classroom use, and discuss different ways that the tool might be used in the classroom. Come check out this great tool for flexible learning!

Speakers
LP

Leslie Pralle Keehn

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA


Tuesday June 21, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Forum 1

3:00pm

Motivating Reluctant Readers Using Technology
Reaching Reluctant Readers
Use technology to motivate students!

Discover ideas about how to use technology to motivate reluctant readers. Participants will identify a variety of apps, websites, and programs that can be used to encourage readers and help build their confidence.

1. E-books vs. print, what does the research say?
2. E-books, audio books, playaways, and read-along books are all resources that teachers and parents can use with their students. Discover some of the best programs available!
3. Review the Apps available to assist reluctant readers.


Speakers
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Tami Little

K-12 District Library Media Specialist, Sergeant Bluff-Luton Community School District



Tuesday June 21, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Hansen 8

3:00pm

Student Voice in the 21st Century Classroom
While it may seem crazy, students are an important part of 21st century learning. As we move into the age of technology it gets easier to leave student voices behind. Come to our session to hear from a group of student voice advocates about how to make sure students get involved in every step of education.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Dows 12,13,16

3:00pm

Using Artsonia as a Classroom Tool
The goal of this presentation is to introduce art educators to artsonia.com, an online art gallery. I will outline what artsonia is, and how it can be used as a teaching tool in the classroom. Teachers will learn how to upload their rosters, how to create projects and align them to the 2014 art standards, and how to create and share lesson plans in artsonia. I will also highlight features such as curriculum mapping, student reflection, and fundraising through product sales.

Speakers
JH

Justine Hellman

Art Teacher, Humboldt/Prarie Lakes


Tuesday June 21, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Forum 4
 
Wednesday, June 22
 

9:00am

7 (and a half) steps to Flatten Your Classroom
You can connect globally with your students with these simple steps. Learn how to get started and be empowered with the answers when people ask you why you connect your students to the world. This keynote is based upon the book, Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds.

Speakers
avatar for Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Teacher/IT Director, Westwood Schools/Cool Cat Teacher Blog
Named as the #4 Influencer in Education Technology on Onalytica's list of education influencers. Hello! I'm Vicki Davis, a classroom teacher with 14 years of experience teaching high school. I have 18 years of experience teaching teachers how to use technology in the classroom. I started this blog in 2005 so I could teach my students how to blog too. I've been podcasting since 2013 with the Every Classroom Matters show, on BAM Radio. I won... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Anderson Auditorium

10:30am

Decoding the War I
Limited Capacity filling up

Breakout EDU is similar to the escape room experience. You will be given a challenge and have to work collaboratively as a team, use your critical thinking skills, communicate with each other and use your creativity to solve the mystery to “break out”! Come ready to have some fun with an educational twist!!

Moderators
avatar for Jeff Sypersma

Jeff Sypersma

Technology Support Supervisor, Northwest AEA
Jeff is the Technology Support Supervisor for Northwest AEA and a Google for Education Trainer. Jeff provides technology support to districts by providing technology audits, deployments, and professional development and training to teachers and central office staff. Jeff is the Executive Director for Iowa Technology and Education Connection (ITEC) ITEC promotes the use of technology in education by demonstrating to its members, other educators... Read More →

Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Forum 5

10:30am

Decoding the War II
Limited Capacity seats available

Breakout EDU is similar to the escape room experience. You will be given a challenge and have to work collaboratively as a team, use your critical thinking skills, communicate with each other and use your creativity to solve the mystery to “break out”! Come ready to have some fun with an educational twist!!

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Beyer

Amanda Beyer

Instructional Technology Consultant, Northwest AEA
I work for the Northwest Area Education Agency (NWAEA), as an instructional technology consultant.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Hansen 8

10:30am

Dr. Johnson's Lab I
Limited Capacity seats available

Breakout EDU is similar to the escape room experience. You will be given a challenge and have to work collaboratively as a team, use your critical thinking skills, communicate with each other and use your creativity to solve the mystery to “break out”! Come ready to have some fun with an educational twist!!

Moderators
avatar for Patti Bryan

Patti Bryan

Supervisor, Northwest AEA
avatar for Dana Oas

Dana Oas

Regional Facilitator Supervisor, Northwest AEA

Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Forum 2

10:30am

The Outsiders
Limited Capacity filling up

Breakout EDU is similar to the escape room experience. You will be given a challenge and have to work collaboratively as a team, use your critical thinking skills, communicate with each other and use your creativity to solve the mystery to “break out”! Come ready to have some fun with an educational twist!!

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Wingert

Tracy Wingert

Technology Instructional Coach, Le Mars Community Schools


Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Dows 12,13,16

10:30am

Time Warp I
Limited Capacity seats available

Breakout EDU is similar to the escape room experience. You will be given a challenge and have to work collaboratively as a team, use your critical thinking skills, communicate with each other and use your creativity to solve the mystery to “break out”! Come ready to have some fun with an educational twist!!

Moderators
avatar for Diane Jackson

Diane Jackson

Director of Media Services, Prairie Lakes AEA
Universal Design for Learning - Statewide Team Member

Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Forum 4

10:30am

Time Warp II
Limited Capacity seats available

Breakout EDU is similar to the escape room experience. You will be given a challenge and have to work collaboratively as a team, use your critical thinking skills, communicate with each other and use your creativity to solve the mystery to “break out”! Come ready to have some fun with an educational twist!!

Moderators
JW

Jon Wibbels

M.I.T. Director, Northwest AEA

Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Forum 3