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Saturday, December 12
 

8:30am

Code Camp
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for an EPIC Code Camp session programed for all learners and leaders of innovation. Coding is a new age literacy that builds on students' skills of collaboration, creativity, problem solving, critical thinking, and persistence. Through our camp experience you will connect learning, networking, and sharing to see how your students will start to think like computer scientists. As a camper, you will experience how math and literacy strategies both digital and unplugged can fit into your students' learning today!

Speakers
avatar for Angie Kalthoff

Angie Kalthoff

Technology Integrationist, St. Cloud Area School District
Hi! I am a Technology Integrationist for the St.Cloud Area School District. I am also a Google Innovator and Code.org Affiliate. I like to learn from others and share my knowledge for fun. I think it is important to take learning into your own hands and seek out new information... Read More →
avatar for Erin Schiller

Erin Schiller

Instructional Excellence Coordinator, Eden Prairie Public Schools
Erin Schiller is an Instructional Excellence Coordinator for Eden Prairie Schools in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Technology and Differentiation from Hamline University, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Gustavus Adolphus College... Read More →


Saturday December 12, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway D/E

8:30am

Create Amazing Interactive Videos with Touchcast
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you looking for a way to create dynamic video newscasts that include interactive elements like images and documents that can be accessed onscreen in the video itself? Come and learn about how the free iPad app Touchcast makes green screen videos simple to create, fun to share, and very professional looking with almost no work! Throw out the weekly/monthly newsletter and start creating exciting videocasts that engage your audience and let them really see and connect with you. Create videos of your students to share with parents, the community, and a global audience to get them excited about school.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Turnbull

Chris Turnbull

Personalized Learning Specialist, Saint Paul Public Schools
Chris has been a district level technology integration and personalized learning specialist for the past 17 years, exploring various forms of flipped professional development & supporting iPads as a learning and teaching tool in 1:1 PreK-12 classrooms with over 40,000 iPads. She has... Read More →


Saturday December 12, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
Northstar Ballroom B

8:30am

Creating iPad Projects for Your Class from Start to Finish
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us to create one or two iPad projects to immediately use with your class. From design and directions to assigning and then collecting for assessment all using the iPad. We will explore Thinglink, Google, and App smashing in iMovie. Bring ideas and materials you'd like to use because this will be very hands-on! Also bring a charged iPad with the following apps installed: PicCollage, iMovie, Drive, Thinglink, and Tellagami.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Carlisle

Angela Carlisle

Teacher/Integration Specialist, Independent School District 318
I have been teaching for 26 years and have worked in every grade K-12, including teaching in private, public, alternative and community education. I am passionate about helping others learn to love to learn. I recently became an Apple Foundation Trainer and am an avid Google user... Read More →


Saturday December 12, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway B/C

8:30am

Gamifying Small Group Instruction
Limited Capacity seats available

This session aims to help educators jumpstart their preparation for gamifying small group instruction. In customizing the elements of gamified instruction, teachers are displaying their creativity and innovation, while also showing their attentiveness to the students’ collective interests. In working with the students to iron out the details of the classroom’s brand of gamification, teachers are also involving the students in planning and troubleshooting challenges and rewards. Learn from one educator's experience in gamifying his instruction to learn the challenges and rewards.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Kelly

Anna Kelly

After-school/Evening Club Leader, Former Math Tutor, Northfield Public Schools
I was a math enrichment tutor at Greenvale Park Elementary School for 2 years. On my second year of tutoring, we gamified our tutoring sessions after winter break, and it was amazing. I am on my third year of being an after-school club leader. Currently, I run Origami Club, Doodle... Read More →


Saturday December 12, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway J

8:30am

Learn to Love Google Forms
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to use Google Forms in your classroom, professional development, coaching/advising, and more. This workshop is for the beginning user from the classroom teacher to the media specialist to the athletic director. We will begin by learning how to make a simple form and move up the SAMR ladder through substitution and augmentation with examples of how forms can help transform your classroom and professional development. We will learn how to use a form to create a word cloud, evaluate a movie, comment on a drawing, even vote for the Homecoming Queen. You will LOVE Google Forms!

Speakers
avatar for Dihanna Fedder

Dihanna Fedder

District Technology Integrationist, Pine City
Dihanna is a mother of two sons and one four-legged genius. Dihanna is a new grandmother and will happily share pictures of her beautiful grandson! She taught Spanish for 26 years and holds a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on technology from the University of Minnesota... Read More →


Saturday December 12, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway H/I

8:30am

Making Apps for Android with App Inventor 2
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to build your own Android mobile app using the MIT App Inventor 2! We will discuss some of the benefits of teaching and learning with App Inventor, build a sample app together that explores some of the basic functionality of the program, and explore resources for teaching App Inventor to varied age groups. Android device (with MIT AI2 companion app installed) highly recommended.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Indrelie

Kate Indrelie

Education Technology Consultant, TIES
I'm a former high school English teacher and instructor/director at technology summer camps. I'm passionate about using technology to integrate creativity and critical thinking in the classroom, particularly in beginning programming, digital art, and Minecraft.


Saturday December 12, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
Lake Superior B

8:30am

Student-driven Digital Portfolios with Seesaw
Limited Capacity seats available

Do digital portfolios seem like a daunting, complicated task? Are you ready for an easy way to organize work while empowering students? Grab your device and experience how students as young as kindergarten can use Seesaw to independently document their learning through photos, voice, and video. Get hands-on with this app, see ideas, explore how Seesaw works with other creation apps and shares with parents, all while saving you time! We’ll explore folders, student comments, and tips. No matter your technology or level of expertise, you’ll leave with your class set up and ready to create digital portfolios.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Gadtke

Angela Gadtke

Seesaw Community Lead, Seesaw
Angela taught kindergarten for 15 years and was one of the first teachers to explore Seesaw prior to its launch. She has presented about technology and student voice and choice at ISTE, several state, and regional conferences. Angela’s passions include literacy and integrating technology... Read More →


Saturday December 12, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway F/G

8:30am

YouTube in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Come explore the many facets of using video in the classroom to inspire, engage, and empower your students. Participants will learn how to use YouTube to stimulate student learning, produce student work, archive valuable content, edit video, and much more.

Speakers
avatar for Kari Gerhart

Kari Gerhart

Education Technology Consultant, TIES
Kari is an Education Technology Consultant at TIES. She is passionate about working with teachers to integrate technology in their classroom. Check out her preconference workshop on using YouTube in the Classroom!


Saturday December 12, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
Lake Superior A

8:30am

Connecting the Dots Between Learning and Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

Education is full of so many initiatives, programs, and frameworks that it is not uncommon to feel like there are a too many ideas pulling at us. In this workshop, we are going to explore how educators can integrate technology in a way that goes beyond the simple use of apps. We are going see how teachers and administrators can connect concepts like SAMR, the 4Cs, and effective PLCs with technology tools so they become a single focus connected with a common thread. Come see how to explore students' success and effective integration of technology.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Cox

Ryan Cox

Director of Technology, St. Cloud Area Schools
After spending 13 years in the classroom, and 2 years as a technology integrationist, I am the Director of Technology for St. Cloud Area Schools. I am focused on how personalized learning and the 4Cs can support student success.


Saturday December 12, 2015 8:30am - 3:30pm
Skyway

8:30am

Free and Open (MPCC) Curriculum for Middle School Math and Science
Limited Capacity seats available

Access, modify, and adapt digital courses for middle school math and science. These courses are aligned to Minnesota standards and were developed by teachers under the direction of the Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum. The courses are licensed under a Creative Commons license making them available to all schools at no charge. The content is accessed through Google Drive or as a Moodle or Schoology course. You will learn how to access the curriculum in the format of your choosing. We will discuss strategies for implementation and learn how to make the content your own.

Speakers
avatar for Marc Johnson

Marc Johnson

Executive Director, ECMECC
Marc Johnson is the Executive Director of the East Central Minnesota Educational Cable Cooperative, a telecommunications and technology cooperative of 14 K-12 school districts and one technical & community college in East Central Minnesota. Previous to this role, he taught middle... Read More →


Saturday December 12, 2015 8:30am - 3:30pm
Greenway A

8:30am

Game Changing Tools For Your Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn about websites and apps that will change how your students interact and engage with your classroom and curriculum. More than the next latest and greatest resources, this workshop will teach you how to redefine your learning experience for your students.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Scherer

Brad Scherer

Instructional Tech Ninja, Sartell- St. Stephen Schools
Brad Scherer is a recovering high school social studies/business teacher and currently a ninja of instructional technology with Sartell Schools. In this role, he facilitates the integration of technology into current and new curriculum with over 100 staff members, assists in the management... Read More →


Saturday December 12, 2015 8:30am - 3:30pm
Minnetonka

8:30am

MakerSpace Experience: Hands-on Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

You've heard a lot about the Maker Movement. Now is your chance to explore maker tools and consider what possibilities they hold for your practice. We'll start with an overview of the movement, share examples from classrooms, and spend the rest of our time working at hands-on maker stations. We have implemented the MakerSpace concept in our schools and will share our experiences as educators, give you a chance to be a Maker, and construct ideas on how Maker concepts can support student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Tami Brass

Tami Brass

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

Chelsie Jolley

K-5 Technology Coordinator, St. Paul Academy and Summit School
I love collaborating with others on creating fun, engaging and meaningful activities for others that integrated technology to allow differentiated learning and promotes teamwork and making. I have four years experience of teaching 1st grade, and two years experience teaching 3rd grade... Read More →
avatar for Jen Legatt

Jen Legatt

Library Media Specialist


Saturday December 12, 2015 8:30am - 3:30pm
Regency

8:30am

Raspberry Pi in a MakerSpace: Let's Roll!
Limited Capacity seats available

Raspberry Pi, the credit card size single board computer, screams MakerSpace but needs a little help getting started. If you have one of these computer boards or would like to give one a try, join us as we unbox the board, setup NOOBS, and begin exploring some of the projects for which a Pi is well suited. We will start at the Root level and guide you through formatting the SD Card, installing the OS, running command line setup, exploring Scratch and Python, and learning how to program the general purpose input\output bus connected to a breadboard for testing simple electrical circuits. The workshop fee includes a Raspberry Pi kit.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Larson

Jon Larson

Career and Technical Education, ECMECC
Technology Integration Specialist at ECMECC - East Central Minnesota Educational Cable CooperativeIn 2008 Jon began supporting and encouraging staff of the East Central Minnesota Educational Cable Cooperative (ECMECC) schools as they integrate affective technology practices into their... Read More →



Saturday December 12, 2015 8:30am - 3:30pm
Northstar Ballroom A

12:30pm

Augmented Reality in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will introduce educators to augmented reality (AR) and its possible uses in the classroom. AR has a number of potential uses, from enhancing the flipped classroom model to indoor recess. There are a myriad of apps that can be used to evaluate student learning and develop collaborative work skills. There are also a handful of apps that are designed to get students up and moving. This session will introduce you to these concepts as a way to incorporate technology in your instruction and in small group activity stations.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Kelly

Anna Kelly

After-school/Evening Club Leader, Former Math Tutor, Northfield Public Schools
I was a math enrichment tutor at Greenvale Park Elementary School for 2 years. On my second year of tutoring, we gamified our tutoring sessions after winter break, and it was amazing. I am on my third year of being an after-school club leader. Currently, I run Origami Club, Doodle... Read More →


Saturday December 12, 2015 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway B/C

12:30pm

Become a Productive School Leader
Limited Capacity seats available

An important part of being an effective school leader is managing the large amount of information we encounter daily. This workshop will share tips and tools for how to create a workflow that allows principals to effectively manage information using mobile devices. Experience real world examples from an elementary school administrator that can be easily adapted to your situation. Walk away with many ideas for being a more productive and efficient school leader.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Rogers

Michael Rogers

8th Grade Science Teacher, Sauk Rapids-Rice Schools


Saturday December 12, 2015 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway F/G

12:30pm

Designing Projects That Encourage Creativity
Limited Capacity seats available

This fun, interactive, and practical hands-on workshop will give participants the chance to practice designing project-based learning activities that encourage creativity by students. No more boring reports that avoid plagiarism by paraphrasing! Use digital tools to enable scenario discussion, adaptive reading, and collaborative building of assignments using digital tools.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Johnson

Doug Johnson

Director of Technology, ISD191
Doug Johnson is the Director of Technology for the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage (MN) Public Schools. His teaching experience has included work in grades K-12. He is the author of nine books, columns in Educational Leadership and Library Media Connection, the Blue Skunk Blog, and articles... Read More →


Saturday December 12, 2015 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Northstar Ballroom B

12:30pm

Free and Fabulous Online Resources for Teaching
Limited Capacity seats available

There are thousands of free, high-quality education resources on the web, but how do you find them? How can you be assured they are high quality? In this workshop, participants will be introduced to databases, websites, and other tools designed by teachers for teachers. You will learn how to integrate these resources with instruction, how to find what meets the needs of students, and how to avoid the terror of the random Google search for resources.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Mehsikomer

Mary Mehsikomer

Math, Science, Social, English Language Arts, World Languages, Music, Health - Physical Education, Career and Technical, Other
I am passionate about learning, reading, teaching, and helping educators use technology to enhance the learning experience for students.


Saturday December 12, 2015 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway J

12:30pm

Harness the iPad to Creatively and Easily Assess Student Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

In this hands-on workshop, we’ll show you how to move from your use of the iPad as a consumption tool toward its use as a powerful creation tool that will show what your students can really do. We will focus on strategies and apps that foster student engagement while allowing teachers to differentiate and increase the amount of meaningful formative and summative assessments they use. By harnessing the power of the iPad, you will attain a rich, clear picture of what your students are learning. Teachers will leave with multiple resources and ideas for implementation in upcoming units.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Fritz

Rebecca Fritz

Tech Integration Coach, Science Teacher, Hopkins Public Schools 270
Becky Fritz has been teaching science since 2000 and this is her fifth year in a classroom that’s 1:1 with iPads. She’s been in love with technology since she first learned how to program that turtle in Logo during elementary school. In recent years she has begun working as... Read More →
avatar for Debbie Hahn

Debbie Hahn

Teacher, Digital Learning Coach, Hopkins Public Schools
Debbie Hahn is a Teacher and Digital Learning Coach t at Hopkins North Jr. High where every student has a district-issued iPad. She has been teaching junior high Social Studies for 16 years and has enjoyed the ride from 5.25” floppy disks to iPads, consistently trying to be creative... Read More →


Saturday December 12, 2015 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway D/E

12:30pm

Learn to Love Google Forms Even More
Limited Capacity seats available

Intermediate Google Forms users in all area of education will learn more about using them in the classroom, professional development, coaching/advising, and more. We will begin by briefly reviewing how to make a simple form and quickly move up the SAMR ladder to modification and redefinition with examples of how forms can be used with advanced methods through branching, add-ons, and advanced data collection. You will LOVE Google Forms even more!

Speakers
avatar for Dihanna Fedder

Dihanna Fedder

District Technology Integrationist, Pine City
Dihanna is a mother of two sons and one four-legged genius. Dihanna is a new grandmother and will happily share pictures of her beautiful grandson! She taught Spanish for 26 years and holds a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on technology from the University of Minnesota... Read More →


Saturday December 12, 2015 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway H/I

12:30pm

Quiz Show: Online Quizzes for Content Delivery
Limited Capacity seats available

One of the great upsides to a learning management system (LMS) is the level of data a teacher can gain from the quiz module. The problem is when we say "quiz" most think of summative assessments. This workshop will look at customizing quizzes to function as daily content delivery and formative assessment as well as summative assessment tools. This workshop will be LMS agnostic, but will demonstrate using Moodle and Schoology. You should have teacher rights to a course in your school or district LMS before arriving.

Speakers
avatar for Troy Cherry

Troy Cherry

Lead Education Technology Consultant, Sourcewell Tech
I rock:• Tech management and support for the conference• Preconference workshops• CTO Clinic


Saturday December 12, 2015 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Lake Superior A

12:30pm

The Chromebook Classroom: Maximize Teaching and Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

The Chromebook offers many levels of integration into everyday classroom activities from content creation to creativity expression. You will delve further into the Chrome Browser and the Chrome Operating System in the interest of increasing productivity, building student engagement, and creating a student-centered, collaborative environment. Bring a Chromebook if you have one. We will have some available for participant use.

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Little

Caroline Little

Director of Instructional Technology, Inver Grove Heights Community Schools


Saturday December 12, 2015 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Calhoun
 
Sunday, December 13
 

8:30am

Build Literacy Success with Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

Literacy needs to remain in the front seat once technology is introduced to the classroom. Strong literacy skills foster success in all areas of academics. Come learn some ways digital tools (including iPads, Google, and online resources) can be used hand-in-hand with literacy instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Legatt

Jen Legatt

Library Media Specialist


Sunday December 13, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway B/C

8:30am

Building Apps in AP Computer Science Principles
Limited Capacity seats available

We'll introduce computer science principles through the development of mobile apps with App Inventor for Android. You'll get hands-on experience and leave with apps you've developed yourself. Leaders will share classroom experiences and discuss how students are empowered by app development.

Speakers
avatar for Kaitie O'Bryan

Kaitie O'Bryan

Teacher, Mathematics, Mounds View Public Schools
avatar for Jennifer Rosato

Jennifer Rosato

Director, National Center for Computer Science Education
Advocate and researcher for equitable CS education for K16 students, in particular through serving the needs of schools and teachers with in-service and pre-service curriculum and professional development


Sunday December 13, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway F/G

8:30am

Computer Science Principles Using Processing
Limited Capacity seats available

Starting Fall 2016 the College Board is rolling out a new Advanced Placement course called Computer Science Principles (CSP).   The course is intended to increase enrollment in CS courses while offering a wide range of curricular choices.  In the workshop we will first explore the various options for setting up the course and then focus on making a holiday card with Processing, a freely available Java programming environment available at https://processing.org/, and one of several options for implementing CSP. This learning experience is open to all educators, regardless of experience or grade level. Come explore how CSP can help promote computer science in your school. Processing is a freely available Java programming environment.

Speakers
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Thomas Reinartz

Teacher, Rosemount High
Teacher at Rosemount High School For more information and resources, go to http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/


Sunday December 13, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
Lake Superior A

8:30am

Connected Classroom with the 4Cs
Limited Capacity seats available

We will be using web-based technologies to enhance your instruction with the 4Cs. Discover how to leverage creativity, collaboration, critical Thinking, and communication to create a personalized digital learning environment. Use technology and the 4Cs in creating assessments, project-based learning, and global communication to foster student choice in their learning and enhance your innovative classroom environment.

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Froehlich

Mandy Froehlich

Author, Speaker, Consultant, #DivergentEDU
Mandy Froehlich passionately encourages educators to create innovative change in their classrooms. A former Director of Innovation and Technology, technology integrator, and teacher, she has experience at many levels of the organizational structure. Her interest lies in reinvigorating... Read More →
avatar for Valerie Verhunce

Valerie Verhunce

Technology Integration Coach, Oshkosh Area School District
I am an Instructional Support Teacher-Technology Integration Coach in the Oshkosh Area School District. I support teachers in their classroom, integrate technology into their lessons and differentiate learning experiences to provide a personalized learning environment. I am excited... Read More →


Sunday December 13, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway A

8:30am

Cool Tools for the BYOD Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

In this fun, interactive workshop, you’ll see how to use Google tools (Blogger, Google Drive) and other tools to orchestrate some cool, collaborative activities that work well on any online device. Bring your own device to the session to see firsthand how awesome the BYOD classroom can be!

Speakers
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Tammy Worcester Tang

Educator Author Presenter, tammytang.com


Sunday December 13, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
Regency

8:30am

Level Up Your Science Classrooms with Meaningful Game Play
Limited Capacity seats available

As technology becomes increasingly available for classrooms, many educators are wondering how to meaningfully incorporate technology into lessons that meet academic standards and make use of digital and non-digital learning styles. Filament Games offers science educators another tool to add to their belts: game-based learning. Digital games designed for classrooms allow educators to do things in class that would not normally be possible because of expense, risk, time, or abstraction. In this session, you will learn best practices for incorporating games into classroom instruction by experiencing sample lessons and playing some of Filament's high-quality learning games.

Speakers
avatar for Elle Jacobson

Elle Jacobson

Account Executive, Filament Games


Sunday December 13, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway D/E

8:30am

Paperless Classroom with Google Apps for EDU
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and learn some of the best practices for establishing a paperless classroom using Google Apps. We will learn how to best organize our Drive, use Google Classroom and/or add-ons like Goobric and Autocrat to distribute, collect, and provide feedback for learning. We will discuss great tips and tricks with a variety of Google Apps to best use the tools in your digital classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Molly Schroeder

Molly Schroeder

Digital Learning Specialist and Director of Summits, EdTechTeam
Molly Schroeder is a Global Digital Learning Specialist, Google Certified Teacher and Google Educator Trainer. She presents nationally and internationally at conferences, workshops and conventions on how to integrate Google Apps and other emerging technologies into learning. She... Read More →


Sunday December 13, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
Northstar Ballroom B

8:30am

Schoology to the Max
Limited Capacity seats available

Schoology is a Learning Management System (LMS) that is only limited by your imagination! We will examine some of the basic concepts and features within Schoology and then proceed to blow your mind with features and ideas you can implement to revolutionize your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Scherer

Brad Scherer

Instructional Tech Ninja, Sartell- St. Stephen Schools
Brad Scherer is a recovering high school social studies/business teacher and currently a ninja of instructional technology with Sartell Schools. In this role, he facilitates the integration of technology into current and new curriculum with over 100 staff members, assists in the management... Read More →


Sunday December 13, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
Lake Superior B

8:30am

Using Blogger, Google+, and +Communities for PD
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a high-energy workshop on the professional development power of reflection and connection via blogging and sharing content through Google+ and Google+ Communities. Learn how the School District of River Falls is using them as well as Blogger and Google Hangouts and other Google applications to personalize professional development for all of their staff. This process has helped us improve and streamline communication and collaboration. The staff-to-staff, student-to-staff, and staff-to-parent connection opportunities for your school organization are endless!

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Bingenheimer

Ashley Bingenheimer

Elementary Instructional Math Coach, School District of River Falls
@MrsBingenheimer Ashley Bingenheimer has been an Instructional Math Coach since 2014. Prior to coaching, she taught upper elementary in a multi-age classroom. Ashley earned her Elementary Education degree from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, and has a minor in mathematics... Read More →
avatar for Cory Klinge

Cory Klinge

Instructional Excellence Coordinator, Eden Prairie Schools, MN
Cory Klinge has 15 years of education and technology experience. He is an Instructional Excellence Coordinator for Eden Prairie Schools in Eden Prairie, MN. Cory earned his Masters of Arts in Education at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. He is an adjunct instructor at St Mary's... Read More →
avatar for Brenda Steward

Brenda Steward

Reading Coordinator/Literacy Coach, River Falls School District
I have been teaching for almost 20 years. I have taught in the classroom at third and fourth grade, as well as being a Title 1 Reading teacher for students in grades k-5. I am presently a Reading Coordinator and Literacy Coach for the River Falls School District.


Sunday December 13, 2015 8:30am - 11:30am
Greenway J

8:30am

A Global Revolution Goes to School: The Maker Movement
Limited Capacity seats available

Join colleagues for a day of hard fun and problem solving — where computing meets tinkering and design. The workshop begins with the case for project-based learning, making, tinkering, and engineering. You will view examples of children engaged in complex problem solving with new game-changing technologies and identify lessons for your own classroom practice. Powerful ideas from the Reggio Emilia Approach, breakthroughs in science education, and the global maker movement combine to create rich learning experiences. This workshop is suitable for all grades and subject areas. Participants will have the chance to tinker with a range of exciting new low- and high-tech construction materials that can really amplify the potential of students. Fabrication with cardboard and found materials, simple electronic circuits, wearable computing, Arduino, robotics, and computer programming are all on the menu. You will learn: • How new tools and technology can reinvigorate Project-Based Learning • Best classroom practices for integrating maker technology • How to plan engaging projects and use authentic assessment strategies • How to choose the technologies with the maximum learning impact • How to make the case for making, tinkering, and engineering Bring a laptop and your imagination!

Speakers

Sunday December 13, 2015 8:30am - 3:30pm
Northstar Ballroom A

8:30am

Breakout EDU Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

BreakoutEDU allows you to transform any space into a game-based learning environment. Using a BreakoutEDU kit, participants will have the opportunity to play a couple of games and reflect in the morning, and then develop plans for incorporating the games into their classroom or professional development experiences in the afternoon.

Speakers
avatar for Carla Staffa

Carla Staffa

Co-Director of Digital Learning, American School of Warsaw
I love to learn about Educational Technology in every facet offered. I keep myself busy by diving into all things Google - as they keep changing - and have transformed the world of Education. I am a former trainer for Apple, a consultant for TED-Ed and a recovering secondary social... Read More →
avatar for Michael Walker

Michael Walker

Secondary Digital Learning Specialist, Edina Public Schools
I am an educator and life-long learner serving as Secondary Digital Learning Specialist for Edina Public Schools in Edina, Minnesota. In previous positions I have taught Math, Computer Applications, Community Building using Technology and coached tennis. I live in Minneapolis, MN... Read More →


Sunday December 13, 2015 8:30am - 3:30pm
St. Croix

8:30am

Creativity and Innovation: The MakerSpace Challenge
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want school to look differently than it does now? If so, this is a session you won’t want to miss. In this session we will explore the ways a MakerSpace can enhance a school culture and encourage creativity and innovation in the classroom. We will complete several hands-on challenges that will push your thinking and challenge the status quo. You will see the tools, and then you will use them in challenges throughout the workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Travis Lape

Travis Lape

Innovative Programs Director, Harrisburg School District
Travis has been teaching in South Dakota his entire career. He has been both a classroom teacher and technology integrationist. This year he moved into the Districts Innovative Programs Director position where he will help continue to lead the district in innovative practices. Travis’s... Read More →


Sunday December 13, 2015 8:30am - 3:30pm
Greenway H/I

8:30am

Explain Everything Master Class: Interactive Whiteboarding,Collaboration, Screencasting, and Multimedia Project Design
Limited Capacity seats available

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn all of the ins and outs of Explain Everything Interactive Whiteboard with one its creators, Reshan Richards. In addition to the goal of mastering the mechanics of designing, recording, importing, and exporting, you will also engage in a design process to create a variety of materials for immediate use within your own classroom, workshop, team, and other learning and teaching setting. A tablet (iPad, Android, or Windows) or touch-screen Chromebook with Explain Everything Interactive Whiteboard installed will be necessary for full participation.

Speakers

Sunday December 13, 2015 8:30am - 3:30pm
Skyway

12:30pm

Epic Win: Gamify Your Class!
Limited Capacity seats available

What is gamification? Can using game mechanics and game principals actually work in the classroom? Come see how we gamified our classroom and learn how you can do the same. Learn from our failures, EPIC wins, and incredible experiences. This session will give you specific examples of how to transform your curriculum and engage your learners. You will leave with a better understanding of gamification and momentum to put it into action in your classroom.

Speakers
NM

Nicole Maslowski

Teacher, Sartell - St. Stephen Schools
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Brad Scherer

Instructional Tech Ninja, Sartell- St. Stephen Schools
Brad Scherer is a recovering high school social studies/business teacher and currently a ninja of instructional technology with Sartell Schools. In this role, he facilitates the integration of technology into current and new curriculum with over 100 staff members, assists in the management... Read More →
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Krista Ziemer

Teacher, Sartell - St. Stephen Schools


Sunday December 13, 2015 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Lake Superior B

12:30pm

Explore the World with Google Cardboard
Limited Capacity seats available

After assembling your own Google Cardboard set, you'll be transported beyond the limitations of the room to explore the world around you. Learn how to take your students anywhere on the globe with the ultimate 360 degree digital field trips. You'll get hands-on with how Google Cardboard works with Google Maps, Street View, Virtual Reality, Google Expeditions, and more. Discover its potential in the classroom. Cardboard is provided, but you'll need to have your own iPhone or Android smart phone to fully participate.

Speakers
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Ben Friesen

Summits Team, EdTechTeam
After a distinguished career as a professional camper and environmental educator, Ben was a digital content specialist and taught junior high science for ten years. Ben is an Apple Teacher, Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer and a Google Certified Educator - Level... Read More →
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Molly Schroeder

Digital Learning Specialist and Director of Summits, EdTechTeam
Molly Schroeder is a Global Digital Learning Specialist, Google Certified Teacher and Google Educator Trainer. She presents nationally and internationally at conferences, workshops and conventions on how to integrate Google Apps and other emerging technologies into learning. She... Read More →


Sunday December 13, 2015 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Northstar Ballroom B

12:30pm

Flipping Your Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop, you will learn effective ways to flip your math classroom using Schoology, Show me, TED Talks, and SMARTBoards to enhance the high school online learning atmosphere. The incorporation of online videos, homework, online quizzes, peer collaboration, and 24-hour-a-day, anywhere in the world connection with the instructor of the class raises student achievement, builds confidence, and helps reinforce concepts for struggling students. We will then use this knowledge to help set up your own flipped classroom.

Speakers
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Michelle Pearce

Math Teacher, Davenport Community Schools


Sunday December 13, 2015 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway A

12:30pm

Google Activities for Students
Limited Capacity seats available

Google offers a variety of free tools that allow students to create, collaborate, and share. In this session, you’ll see some clever activities for students – ideas that are not only quick and easy, but also require creativity and higher-level thinking. Activities will be explored from start to finish using Google Drive.

Speakers
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Tammy Worcester Tang

Educator Author Presenter, tammytang.com


Sunday December 13, 2015 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Regency

12:30pm

Innovation and Integration for School Leaders
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will help school leaders and coaches find resources, strategies, and inspiration as they lead innovation and integration in their buildings or districts. Participants will learn how the role of the leader is the crucial component in innovation, and how to leverage limited resources to make the greatest difference in students' lives. Administrators will learn how to get off the sidelines and get in the game with confidence.

Speakers
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Anthony VonBank

Digital Learning Specialist, ISD728, Elk River Area Schools
Dr. Anthony VonBank taught secondary language arts and communications for over 15 years, and currently works as a district digital learning specialist in the Elk River school district. His doctoral work in education leadership focused on his passion for systems and innovative change... Read More →


Sunday December 13, 2015 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway D/E

12:30pm

Integrating Scratch Programming in the Curriculum
Limited Capacity seats available

Scratch 2.0 is an excellent, free, web-based, graphical programming tool developed by MIT that supports digital age learning, the NETS Standards for Students, 21st century skills (technology literacy), and content standards. You will learn the basics of using Scratch 2.0, learn and reflect on how Scratch supports technology literacy and content standards, explore the tutorials and resources available, and see examples of how elementary and middle school students can use Scratch 2.0 across the curriculum, creating and sharing interactive stories, games, and animations. You will begin to create an implementation plan and resources for introducing Scratch to your students.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Nicholson

Ann Nicholson

Professional Development Contractor
Ann is retired, but used to be the technology integration facilitator for CRCSD. She designed and delivered face to face, online, and blended professional development opportunities for teachers on a variety of technology integration resources and taught Educational Media and Technology... Read More →


Sunday December 13, 2015 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway J

12:30pm

Online Mobile Learning and Developing Digital Citizens Ages 5 to 105
Limited Capacity seats available

Digital technologies have become part of the learning and teaching ecosystem in education throughout the world. Technology provides unprecedented opportunities for access, interaction, research, and creativity, but the speed at which these new tools are emerging raises concerns. It seems to tell students what they should and should not be doing on the web; however, research has shown that educators/administrators rarely model that behavior. How can schools use anytime/anywhere mobile learning to promote engaging learning opportunities while addressing responsible technology use? School and technology leaders will create a foundation for addressing those questions while supporting digital creativity.

Speakers
avatar for Jenna Linskens

Jenna Linskens

District Instructional Technology Coach, Seymour Community School District
Dr. Jenna Linskens is an Instructional Technology Coordinator with the Seymour Community School District. She also provides trainings and is a consultant to school districts in technology integration, instructional design, and e-learning in education. With a MAEd in Curriculum & Instruction... Read More →


Sunday December 13, 2015 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Minnehaha

12:30pm

Tools for Your Flipping Toolbox
Limited Capacity seats available

Is your tech toolbox for flipping lessons a little blah? Does it need something new? If so, this is for you! Spend some hands-on time learning how to make flipping your classroom easy and enjoyable with some great online tools: Nearpod, Google Forms with Flubaroo, Zaption, Socrative, and Screencastify. These tools are perfect for all educators interested in sharing lessons, differentiating, and creating content that is meaningful and relevant to their unique classroom situations. Come prepared to roll up your sleeves and get to know these tools. Bring authentic materials, headphones, and a laptop for optimum participation.

Speakers
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Dihanna Fedder

District Technology Integrationist, Pine City
Dihanna is a mother of two sons and one four-legged genius. Dihanna is a new grandmother and will happily share pictures of her beautiful grandson! She taught Spanish for 26 years and holds a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on technology from the University of Minnesota... Read More →


Sunday December 13, 2015 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Greenway B/C
 
Monday, December 14
 

7:30am

First Timers Session
First time attending the TIES Education Technology Conference? Come and learn tips and tricks to get the most out of your conference experience 

Speakers
avatar for Susan Herder

Susan Herder

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Mounds View Public Schools
Susan is the Instructional Technology Coordinator for Mounds View Public Schools. A former middle school science teacher, she supports the integration of classroom sets of Chromebooks at all levels and provides support to the professional learning communities around this initiative... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 7:30am - 8:00am
Regency

8:30am

A Global Revolution Goes to School: The Maker Movement - Keynote
The Maker Movement is a revolutionary global collaboration of people learning to solve problems with modern tools and technology. Adults and children are combining new technologies and timeless craft traditions to create exciting projects and control their world. The implications are profound for schools and districts concerned with engaging students, maintaining relevance, and preparing children to solve problems unanticipated by the curriculum. The technological game-changers of 3D printing, physical computing and computer science require and fuel transformations in the learning environment. K-12 educators can adapt the powerful technology and “can do” maker ethos to revitalize learner-centered teaching and learning in all subject areas

Speakers

Monday December 14, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am
Nicollet A/B/C/D

10:30am

All Things Google: A Hands-on Approach to Training Staff
Used at a back-to-school training for Morris Area High School, this is a hands-on Google session during which participants will work with others to complete a small portion of the school district’s training on Google Apps for Education. This presentation will highlight the development of the training, the reasoning for the small group and hands-on approach, as well as the results and benefits from those who were trained. There will be time for participants to complete 1-2 levels of the 6-level training. Participants should bring their own device (laptop or chromebook recommended), and have made a google account, or have an existing google account to use.

Speakers
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Tallack Dosdall

High School Teacher/Technology Integrationist, Morris Area Schools
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Britney House

High School Teacher, Morris Area Schools
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Peggy Rinkenberger

High School Teacher, Morris Area Schools


Monday December 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Nicollet D

10:30am

Breakout EDU: Immersive Education Games for the Classroom
We are excited to share that Breakout EDU will have a custom Breakout room for attendees to play at TIES this year. Breakout EDU is a platform for immersive learning games. Rather than another worksheet or Scantron form, players have a set amount of time to navigate a series of mysteries and puzzles in order to open the Breakout EDU box. Games are aligned to different content areas as well as games for adult professional learning. Learn more at BreakoutEDU.com Space is limited to 15 participants per session.

Speakers

Monday December 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Executive Boardroom

10:30am

Coaching in Year One of 1:1
We will provide you with an overview of our 1:1 laptop implementation including how to staff, schedule, and deliver technology and instructional professional development within the school day. We will also discuss how we utilized early release staff development days for instructional challenges and developed a teacher-led end-of-the-year technology conference.

Speakers
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Jennifer Gosha

Instructional Coach, Austin Public Schools
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Derik Gustafson

Tech Integration, Ellis
I am a middle school technology coach in Austin, MN, serving a diverse 7th-8th grade school. My goal as a technology coach is to help teachers and students become more engaged in the learning taking place in our school.
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Jason Senne

Principal, Ellis Middle School
I have completed 21 years in the Austin Public Schools. 10 of those have been in an administrative role. This is my 6th year as the Principal of Ellis Middle School. twitter: @senne_jason



Monday December 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Harriet

10:30am

Connect Any Content to the World Through Geography
You can tell a story better with less words and more interaction with content with Google Maps and Tour Builder. This session will focus on designing student projects that connect any content to geography to create rich connections to the world. Use maps to help both colleagues and students think and interact with information in different ways. Explore the opportunities to graphically organize information using the resources available in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Simmons

Eric Simmons

Director of Technology, Princeton Public Schools
Eric is the Director of Technology for Princeton Public Schools in Princeton, Minnesota and a Google for Education Certified Innovator. A former social studies teacher, he leads technology leadership and instruction in PreK-12 settings. His recent interests include leveraging digital... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway J

10:30am

Connected Classroom with the 4Cs
We will be using web-based technologies to enhance your instruction with the 4Cs. Discover how to leverage creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication to create a personalized digital learning environment. Use technology and the 4 C’s in creating assessments, project-based learning, and global communication to foster student choice in their learning and enhance your innovative classroom environment.

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Froehlich

Mandy Froehlich

Author, Speaker, Consultant, #DivergentEDU
Mandy Froehlich passionately encourages educators to create innovative change in their classrooms. A former Director of Innovation and Technology, technology integrator, and teacher, she has experience at many levels of the organizational structure. Her interest lies in reinvigorating... Read More →
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Valerie Verhunce

Technology Integration Coach, Oshkosh Area School District
I am an Instructional Support Teacher-Technology Integration Coach in the Oshkosh Area School District. I support teachers in their classroom, integrate technology into their lessons and differentiate learning experiences to provide a personalized learning environment. I am excited... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway F/G

10:30am

Creating Authentic Learning Experiences with Chrome
Together we will focus on creating authentic learning experiences through the use of Chrome Apps and Extensions. These apps and extensions are able to create learning experiences that will motivate and reach ALL students. On top of that, these apps and extensions can help teachers stay organized and be more efficient.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson

Tech Integrationist, Spencer Community Schools
I have spent almost ten years teaching middle school math, science and ELA. I have also spent four years as an instructional coach and tech integrationist. After nine years in the K-12 scene, I moved to higher ed as an active learning specialist/instructional designer for online... Read More →



Monday December 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom C

10:30am

Crowd-Based Innovation: The Future Is Here
Join innovation leaders from Minnetonka and Cambridge-Isanti as they discuss ways to engage your employees (and students) in crowd-based solutions that not only improve learning for students, but also increase morale. Today’s Millennials and Gen Zers expect to have a voice in their work/school environment, yet very few school districts engage these valuable employees in meaningful ways. This session will provide a variety of solutions for district/school leaders who are ready to transform their schools with a structure for innovative thinking that can attract top candidates while also improving learning environments for students.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Daniels

Kristin Daniels

Innovation Coordinator, Cambridge-Isanti Schools
I am a former classroom teacher (middle school science) who transitioned into a technology integration role in 2006. My passions are collaboration and innovation in the hopes of helping teachers to shift their thinking towards creating more student-centered classrooms and schools... Read More →
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Mike Dronen

Exec Director of Tech, Minnetonka Public Schools
As the Executive Director of Technology in Minnetonka, I support and provide leadership to several incredibly talented teams who see technology as a strategic asset. As a former science teacher and tech coach in a large urban school district, my roots are in education and the student... Read More →
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Eric Schneider

Associate Superintendent, Minnetonka Public Schools
As the Associate Superintendent in Minnetonka Public Schools, I lead innovation across the district as well as oversee ongoing development of the academic program. I am fortunate to work with a great T&L team and a very courageous group of principals and teacher-leaders in Minnetonka... Read More →



Monday December 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Lake Superior A

10:30am

Deploying an iPad without an Apple ID
iOS 9 brings the ability to deploy apps to an iPad without an Apple ID needed on the device.  Learn how in this session.

Speakers
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Charles Duarte

Apple, Apple
Apple Inc.


Monday December 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Skyway

10:30am

Digital Dumpster Diving
Do you want to learn about the best websites and apps that an educator can use in schools today? This session will explore many digital educational tools and resources that help engage students, communicate with parents and organize any educator. Please come and dumpster dive into a fast-paced, resources packed digital session. All devices are welcome.

Speakers
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Kelly Rexine

IT Specialist, EduTech
My name is Kelly Rexine and I currently work for EduTech. EduTech is a company affiliated with ITD and the State of North Dakota. My professional title is K-12 Information Technology Specialist for the west central part of North Dakota. I work with educators around the state to help... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway B/C

10:30am

Fun, Powerful & Free: 30 WebGems for the Classroom
Explore 30 amazing and free "webgems," webtools, and Chrome extensions that you can leverage in your classroom to change the face of learning. We'll walk through resources thematically: learning activities, digital storytelling, productivity tools, quality copyright-friendly resources, audio/video creation, collaborative creation, publication, and assessment. Tools for every classroom will be addressed, along with examples of how to use them. Participants will also receive access to tutorials for the webtools presented.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Wolfe

Wendy Wolfe

Technology Integrationist & Social Studies Teacher, Breck School
Wendy Wolfe has a M.A. in Educational Technology and Adult learners. She is in her 20th year of teaching Social Studies (17th at Totino-Grace High School), has published US Government curriculum through EMC Publishing, serves as an educational technology consultant to the Minnesota... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Regency

10:30am

Google Sites: Create, Collaborate, and Reflect
During this session, you will learn how to use Google Sites to create digital learner portfolios. Furthermore, you will learn how to use Google Sites to promote creativity, collaboration, and reflection in your classroom. I will introduce you to apps and web 2.0 tools that can be incorporated into Google Sites.

Speakers
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Hui Xu

Chinese Teacher, White Bear Lake Area Schools


Monday December 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Lakeshore C

10:30am

I Have a Question: Using Inquiry in the Classroom
When students or staff have questions, you can either feed them the answers or teach them how to discover the answer for themselves. Inquiry allows students to draw upon previous knowledge and dig deeper as they try and solve real problems and share those problems. This session will explore how teachers can collaborate with 1:1 technologies and fellow educators to incorporate inquiry-based learning in the classroom.

Speakers
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Aaron Athas

Library Media Specialist, Eau Claire Area School District
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Andy Brown

ARCTIC Zone Advisor, ARCTIC Zone
I am an advisor for the ARCTIC Zone, a personalized-PBL innovation zone. I love to explore and try different ways to connect my classroom to the 21st century. I love helping students utilize technology & other mediums to solve problems, collaborate, shirk the world, and personalize... Read More →



Monday December 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway D/E

10:30am

iPads for Elementary Learners
Transform your classroom into a 21st century learning zone. Explore a typical day in the life of a connected 2nd grade student. This session will cover responsible iPad use, amazing apps that transform your teaching and student learning, management tips, integration ideas, and digital citizenship. Come find out how we use our classroom social media accounts to connect globally. You'll leave ready to seamlessly integrate anywhere from just a few iPads to 1:1 iPads purposefully throughout the entire school day.

Speakers
avatar for Kayla Delzer

Kayla Delzer

Kayla Delzer is a 3rd grade teacher and technology champion in North Dakota. She is a columnist for Edsurge and blogger for Edutopia, where she writes about a variety of edtech and design topics. She is also the creator of her blog, Top Dog Teaching. She has nine years of teaching... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom B

10:30am

Making Learning Visible with the iPad
Take a hands-on tour of a variety of free and low-cost screencasting and multimedia apps on the iPad that can be used to make instruction more visual and student learning more visible. Learn how to use these apps to engage students in content area learning to create standards-based artifacts of learning, improve teacher analysis of students' strengths and areas of need, extend learning time beyond the classroom walls and school day bells, and support student and parent understanding of process and product expectations to raise achievement.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Turnbull

Chris Turnbull

Personalized Learning Specialist, Saint Paul Public Schools
Chris has been a district level technology integration and personalized learning specialist for the past 17 years, exploring various forms of flipped professional development & supporting iPads as a learning and teaching tool in 1:1 PreK-12 classrooms with over 40,000 iPads. She has... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom A2

10:30am

Maximize Learning with Nearpod
Experience Nearpod firsthand in this hands-on experience. Nearpod is an invaluable tool in the 1:1 classroom and beyond. With Nearpod, educators, leaders, and learners can interact, collect data, manage behavior, work independently, and so much more. In this session, you will have the opportunity to participate in a live Nearpod session that incorporates quizzes, polls, open-ended questions, and drawing; create your own accounts; hear tips on work with Google and Nearpod; and learn tips and tricks for managing Nearpod content. Plan on rolling up your sleeves and delving into the wonderful world of Nearpod!

Speakers
avatar for Dihanna Fedder

Dihanna Fedder

District Technology Integrationist, Pine City
Dihanna is a mother of two sons and one four-legged genius. Dihanna is a new grandmother and will happily share pictures of her beautiful grandson! She taught Spanish for 26 years and holds a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on technology from the University of Minnesota... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Northstar Ballroom B

10:30am

Personalization: Creating a Culture of Learning
Over the past few years, Farmington High School has taken the initiative to personalize learning. Time has become the variable and learning is the constant. We have shifted from the model where students were expected to learn on demand to one in which teachers teach on demand. Through teachers and administration alike, we have created a culture of independent learning. We will share how to establish a personalized, independent learning culture in a 1:1 school.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Berg

Jason Berg

Executive Director of Educational Services, Farmington Area Public Schools
Principal at Farmington High School. Former high school math teacher, former K-12 math coach, former elementary principal. Passionate about Personalized Learning.


Monday December 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway H/I

10:30am

Primary Formative and Summative Assessments
Explore a variety of ways to use assessments in the primary classroom using iPads. Become familiar with Pic Collage Kid, Shadow Puppet, Glogster, and Google Forms, which can all be fun and easy ways to collect information about what students are learning.

Speakers
avatar for Britt Theis

Britt Theis

1st Grade Teacher, Edina Public Schools
I am a 1st grade teacher who is trying to figure out different ways my students can learn and share through technology. The more opportunities my students have for voice and choice, and can get feedback from as many different people as possible, the better! I am a Seesaw Ambassador... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

10:30am

Rethinking Instructional Design with Lesson Flows
Many teachers find integrating technology into lessons a little overwhelming. Lesson Flows is a framework — and resource — that helps teachers integrate technology into lesson plans while adhering to their lesson goals. See how you can think with purpose about where, why, and how to integrate technology into your lessons. Through the lens of the SAMR model, learn how to design tech-rich lessons that support higher-order thinking. You will get recommendations on tools that can be useful in any lesson, including PollEverywhere, Kahoot, Nearpod, Padlet, Popplet, and more.

Speakers
avatar for David Boxer

David Boxer

Director of Information Support Services and Blended Learning Institute Coach, The Blake School
David Boxer has more than seventeen years of experience in the educational technology field, including service as a classroom teacher, curriculum developer and staff developer. He now serves as the Director of Information Support Services at The Blake School in Minneapolis, MN... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway A

10:30am

Service Learning in the Digital Age
Students are now able to connect instantly with countless people around the world. But are they making the world a better place? During this session, you will learn about resources and strategies to engage students in service learning, ideas for short-term and long-term projects, and ways students can demonstrate what they learned from their experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Allegra Smisek

Allegra Smisek

Hopkins K-12 Social Studies Curriculum Coordinator, Hopkins Public Schools
I am an 8th grade social studies and AVID teacher, a district k-12 social studies curriculum coordinator, and a general social studies and technology enthusiast.


Monday December 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Minnehaha

10:30am

Sharing the Wealth: Fostering Teacher Participation on Instructional Resource Websites
Making use of multiple examples, this session provides insights into the value that can be found by teachers who draw from and contribute to teacher-driven instructional resource sites. Based on interviews with teachers, their perceptions of these types of sites helped to identify assets and limitations of specific features regarding usability and relevancy for professional development. We explore factors that shape willingness or reluctance to contribute content, as well as the need to create a social community supporting teacher membership. Finally, we discuss website design features that encourage active teacher participation, including contribution of content.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Beach

Richard Beach

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

Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Stout


Monday December 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Isles

10:30am

Student-Generated Multimedia Ad Campaigns
Learn how our 7th grade students created multimedia ad campaigns in the Media Center for their language arts STEM capstone project. Teams of students create ad campaigns for a physical car they craft in their industrial technology class. Their web-based ad campaign for this car uses Google Sites, GIMP to create web banners, Audacity to create audio ads, and Adobe Premiere Pro to create green-screened video ads. Learn about the logistical technology challenges of this project, the challenges of effective teacher/media specialist collaboration, and how the results are well worth the efforts.

Speakers
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Bobby Griffiths

Media Specialist, Burnsville Eagan Savage Independent School District 191
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Steve Orth

Language Arts Teacher, Burnsville Eagan Savage Independent School District 191
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Jessica Thomas

Language Arts Teacher, Burnsville Eagan Savage Independent School District 191


Monday December 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Lake Superior B

10:30am

Teach Local and Remote Students Synchronously
Home sick? Traveling? No problem! When students are unable to attend class in person, they don’t need to miss class and catch up later. Instead they can join class via Internet conferencing tools (such as Google Hangout or Skype) and not only hear and see class, but also participate actively in both small and large group activities. In this session, I will be joined by a student who will share her experiences in taking classes fully online from a remote setting. Together, we will demonstrate and describe multiple strategies for engaging students at remote sessions within a face-to-face class.

Speakers
avatar for Teala Heddlesten

Teala Heddlesten

Student, University of Minnesota Duluth
I am a K-6 Elementary and K-12 Special Education teacher with a certification in Educational Computing and Technology. I have just completed my student teaching and am starting my first year teaching elementary special education!
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Helen Mongan-Rallis

Associate Professor of Education, University of Minnesota Duluth
flipping classroom, hybrid teaching, educational technology for pre-service teachers, using drones for education, international collaboration



Monday December 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom A3

10:30am

Teacher Craft: Using Minecraft in Your Lessons
Minecraft entertains millions of youth across the globe primarily because of its easy-to-learn construction mechanic to build, create, and share experiences with others. As a lean forward design editor, teachers have quickly adopted Minecraft for teaching and learning opportunities in and out of the classroom. This session introduces just a few of these ideas, then will give you and other participants a chance to break up into subject area groups and brainstorm new ideas for classroom projects, student clubs, and events that allow students to engage with ideas, problem solve with classmates, and learn digital literacies along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Seann Dikkers

Seann Dikkers

Associate Professor, Bethel University
Built forts with neighborhood friends. Married my best friend. Two playful adult children. Games in Learning author, researcher, and trainer. Long time Civ and TW geek.


Monday December 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Calhoun

10:30am

Tech-Math Lessons That Ignite Curiosity
Teaching math today is an exciting and challenging task. In this session, you will explore the components of rich mathematical tasks and see examples of meaningful, engaging math lessons that seamlessly integrate technology. From apps to social media and everything in between, you can motivate students through inquiry-based learning that not only provides them with opportunities to experience new technological platforms but also challenges them to be critical thinkers and problem solvers.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Bingenheimer

Ashley Bingenheimer

Elementary Instructional Math Coach, School District of River Falls
@MrsBingenheimer Ashley Bingenheimer has been an Instructional Math Coach since 2014. Prior to coaching, she taught upper elementary in a multi-age classroom. Ashley earned her Elementary Education degree from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, and has a minor in mathematics... Read More →
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Cory Klinge

Instructional Excellence Coordinator, Eden Prairie Schools, MN
Cory Klinge has 15 years of education and technology experience. He is an Instructional Excellence Coordinator for Eden Prairie Schools in Eden Prairie, MN. Cory earned his Masters of Arts in Education at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. He is an adjunct instructor at St Mary's... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Minnetonka

10:30am

Tierney Tech Tour at TIES
Take a break from your sessions to see the top new classroom technologies all in one room! Explore new tools like 3D printers, STEM Fuse Digital Curriculum, and Toshiba and Dell mobile devices along with favorite classroom tools including Chromebooks, Epson Interactive Projector (no board needed!), SMART 65” Interactive Flat Panel, FrontRow Classroom Sound, and more.

Speakers

Monday December 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
St. Croix

10:30am

Leading Change by Changing Minds
Better understanding the mindsets of your teachers, staff, and students can mean faster adoption, deeper integration, and a higher return on your district’s investment in technology — and on learning. Build confidence working with various groups of technology users and non-users and learn how to best address the unique needs of each group on the technology adoption curve to ensure a successful initiative.

Speakers

Monday December 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Nokomis

10:30am

The Wireless Classroom: Why is it so complicated?
What are the determining factors that affect speed and performance of wireless in the classroom?  Why does wireless perform fast at home, but become slow when used at school? The goal in this session is to help teachers understand wireless technologies and limitations of wireless.  


Monday December 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Cedar

10:30am

Five Minutes of Creativity
You can't read a document about education and learning without seeing the word creativity. We all know how important creativity is in the 21st century and yet with all the other demands, it can often be a challenge to make it a regular part of the day. Creativity is like a muscle; it needs to be practiced and worked on daily. This session will showcase a few simple ideas that can be embedded into any classroom with five minutes and a bit of technology.

Speakers
avatar for Dean Shareski

Dean Shareski

Community Manager, Discovery Education Canada
Dean is the Community Manager for Discovery Education Canada and worked for 24 years for Prairie South School Division in Moose Jaw, SK, Canada as a classroom teacher and technology consultant. He specializes in the use of technology in the classroom and holds a Masters of Education... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Nicollet B/C

10:30am

Let’s Get Coding! Introduction to Google Apps Script
We will explore the potential of Google Apps Script as an opportunity for students and teachers to engage with “learn to code” projects that are tied directly into the Google Apps platform. The session will focus on identifying “do-able” project ideas and introducing the basics of the Apps Script coding environment and good online learning resources through some guided examples.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Stillman

Andrew Stillman

Director of Systems Development, New Visions for Public Schools, New York City
Andrew is the Senior Systems Developer at New Visions for Public Schools and originator of dozens of Apps Script tools for automating workflows in classrooms and schools (Doctopus, autoCrat, formMule, gClassFolders, gClassHub, pageMeister, sheetSpider, formFolio, etc.). Andrew is... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Lakeshore A

10:30am

PBL Gets a 'Make'over: Prompts, Scaffolding, and Assessment for the Maker Classroom
Of course students should have powerful, hands-on, project-based experiences in the classroom but how does that happen? This session will explore how to design engaging prompts with helpful (but not TOO helpful) scaffolding. We will also discuss how to manage the project process when students are using cutting-edge technology integrated with iterative design. Participants will learn about new research on assessment for projects and real classroom practices with students using modern technology and materials.

Speakers

Monday December 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Nicollet A

10:30am

Skills of the NextGen District Tech Leader
The skills of education technology leaders has dramatically changed in recent years. Learn about CoSN's Framework of Essential Skills for the K-12 chief technolology officer and the new Certified Education Technology Leader certification, which is the first aspirational leadership credential for district tech leaders. Be a leader. Learn how to raise your game and show your colleagues you have the expertise to create 21st learning.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Krueger

Keith Krueger

CEO, CoSN
Keith R. Krueger is CEO of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a nonprofit organization that serves as the voice of K-12 school system technology leaders in North America.  CoSN’s mission is empowering educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Lakeshore B

10:30am

TIES Playground
Thinking of incorporating coding, making, or other tech related creativity into your classroom? Spend some time in the TIES 2015 Playground getting hands-on experience in these areas. Make coding and programming fun with Bee-Bots and Scratch, test out your piano skills on a MaKey MaKey, and see how MakerSpaces have been incorporated into schools. Opportunities to explore the latest devices and trends will give you a wealth of ideas and inspiration. Experience hands-on learning in the TIES 2015 Playground!

Monday December 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Northwoods

10:30am

App Game Fair
Audience members will learn how to use technology to help students develop video games and host an App Game Fair. This activity covers a wide range of 4th grade standards including economics, persuasive writing, recording/graphing data, and presenting orally. However, the concepts covered can easily be easily modified to any grade level. In addition to creating a unique game, students are taught to adopt a business model and market their games to peers in the school community.

Speakers
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Robert Garcia

Teacher, Greenvale Park


Monday December 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 5

10:30am

Computer Coding 101
Gain some insights on how to begin a computer coding club in your school including quick and easy takeaway ideas to introduce coding, learn the basic maneuvers, and help students become engaged in an exciting career choice. Learn how we rolled out Schoology as our delivery method for each week’s lesson, to share tips, help troubleshoot, and receive completed projects. I will share how we gained enthusiasm for students to join our Coding Club and how we hope to continue it in the middle schools. Additionally, I will talk about a computer coding cohort I joined through Code Savvy.

Speakers
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Jennifer Perusse

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


Monday December 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 2

10:30am

Content Provider Showcase: Whirlwind Tour
Interested in experiencing a live, interactive lesson with a museum, science center, zoo, or aquarium? The CILC is hosting a Content Provider Showcase with a different, fabulous presenter every 20 minutes! Come by and interact with the Mote Marine Lab, the Alaska Zoo, or Minnesota’s History Live or Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts. Find out how you can bring these engaging, standards-based programs to your school using technology you already have. Learn how to use the CILC database to find programs for every area of your curriculum. We make it easy!

Speakers
avatar for Tami Moehring

Tami Moehring

Content Provider Liason, Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration
Tami Moehring is currently the Content Provider Liaison at the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) where she provides support, training and mentoring to over 150 Content Providers on CILC. Before coming to CILC she spent 9 years in Museum Education working at... Read More →
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jan zanetis

Managing Director, Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration


Monday December 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 7

10:30am

Elevate Your Vision with a Classroom Drone
Join a discussion about one 5th grade teacher's use of a radio-controlled quadcopter in the classroom. See and learn how the device works; hear how it has been used for instruction; and discuss everything and anything to do with drones and their use for good!

Speakers
avatar for Matthew A. Wigdahl

Matthew A. Wigdahl

5th Grade Teacher, School District of the Menomonie Area
adobe creative cloud (illustrator, photoshop, character animator/after effects, premiere pro) iPad 1:1 pilot google flipped classroom/ video lessons minecraftEDU 3D printing mindfulness/ growth mindset (presenter at 2013 TIES on modified elementary flip and paperless clas... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 4

10:30am

K-12 STEAM: Making Learning Relevant
In this session you will work with a K-12 technology coordinator and a K-6 media and technology integration specialist to explore many different project and inquiry-based learning experiences. You will gain information on STEAM projects you can use in your K-12 classroom that are based on learner interest as well as academic and ISTE standards. You will leave this fast-paced poster session with multiple ideas that are relevant to learners and can be implemented immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Evan Lembke

Evan Lembke

Technology Coordinator & Integration Specialist, Barnum Public Schools
avatar for Randi Lembke

Randi Lembke

Media and Technology Integration Specialist, Barnum Public Schools


Monday December 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 1

10:30am

Making Professional Development Active and Fun!
Are you bored with the sit-and-get-professional-development sessions? Come learn how professional development is changing. Many ideas will be shared including EdCamp style, AppMazing Race, and Explore Time. These ideas can be used for groups of all sizes from schoolwide to districtwide. Resources will be shared so you can do this in your district.

Speakers
avatar for Brianna Buck

Brianna Buck

Digital Learning Specialist, Farmington Area Public Schools


Monday December 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 3

10:30am

Student Technology Showcase
Come work with a student one on one to see how they are using Schoology! Students using their own devices access Schoology to read teacher updates, take quizzes, have discussions, learn lessons, and showcase their projects. Schoology is an online learning, classroom management, and social networking platform that improves learning through better communication, collaboration, and increased access to curriculum and supplemental content.

Speakers

Monday December 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Poster Table 6

11:45am

Add-ons for Google Apps
Ever wish there was a clipart library or speech-to-text tool for Google Docs? Do you wish it was easy to import lists as answers on Google Forms? Would you like a form you can use to observe a student to automatically send a copy to the student? Add-ons are scripts that can be added to the different Google tools to enhance productivity. This session will explore how add-ons can be used in Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms to simplify your work.

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Monday December 14, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm
Great Lakes Ballroom B

11:45am

Assessment in the Digital Age
Come and explore the many different options for assessing students and providing feedback in the digital age. We'll explore mostly formative assessment tips and tools and also creative ways you can provide individualized feedback to students about projects and assignments. In this session, we'll explore some Google spreadsheet add-ons like Doctopus/Goobric to use rubrics to grade Google Classroom assignments, Flubaroo to self-grade multiple choice questions, autoCrat to provide personalized feedback on assessments, and Yet Another Mail Merge to share feedback via email.

Speakers
avatar for Molly Schroeder

Molly Schroeder

Digital Learning Specialist and Director of Summits, EdTechTeam
Molly Schroeder is a Global Digital Learning Specialist, Google Certified Teacher and Google Educator Trainer. She presents nationally and internationally at conferences, workshops and conventions on how to integrate Google Apps and other emerging technologies into learning. She... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm
Nicollet D

11:45am

Breakout EDU: Immersive Education Games for the Classroom
We are excited to share that Breakout EDU will have a custom Breakout room for attendees to play at TIES this year. Breakout EDU is a platform for immersive learning games. Rather than another worksheet or Scantron form, players have a set amount of time to navigate a series of mysteries and puzzles in order to open the Breakout EDU box. Games are aligned to different content areas as well as games for adult professional learning. Learn more at BreakoutEDU.com  Space is limited to 15 participants per session.

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Monday December 14, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm
Executive Boardroom

11:45am

Building Student Leadership: Meet STAC
How often do we truly reach out to students and ask for their input and ideas? At Becker Public Schools, we are committed to tapping into the potential that our students bring to the table for both leadership and program building. As a response, we started STAC (Student Technology Advisory Council) to help support our program and give us guidance from the learners' perspective. Students from Becker will be joining us via video conference to tell their story and what this means to them as student leaders. Join us and bring your questions for the kids.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Cox

Ryan Cox

Director of Technology, St. Cloud Area Schools
After spending 13 years in the classroom, and 2 years as a technology integrationist, I am the Director of Technology for St. Cloud Area Schools. I am focused on how personalized learning and the 4Cs can support student success.


Monday December 14, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm
Lake Superior B

11:45am

CANCELLED- Developing a Future Ready Plan
Lakeville Area Public Schools has signed on with the Future Ready Initiative and has transformed its technology plan from a device-centered set of goals to a future ready plan focused on leveraging the power of digital tools to personalize student learning. We will share the framework for developing a future ready plan as well as demonstrate helpful tools available to those who sign the Future Ready District Pledge.

Speakers
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Jason Molesky

Executive Director of Technology & Data Services, School District 194 Lakeville Area Public Schools


Monday December 14, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A2

11:45am

Collaborative Teaching of Functional Mathematics
We will introduce teachers, administrators, and staff to the concept of pairing special education teachers with math teachers to deliver 21st century math focused on technology that helps students in all areas of transition.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Morris

Jeff Morris

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

High School DCD Special Education Teacher, Perham - Dent Schools


Monday December 14, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm
Isles

11:45am

Creating Digital Portfolios for Student Learning
This session will focus on implementing digital learning portfolios in a standards-based learning environment. Because the direction of education is moving toward both standardization and digital learning, teachers must work to combine the two for high levels of student achievement and learning. You will learn about the purpose of digital portfolios, their use in the classroom, connecting them to standards, using them for reflection and growth, and their impact on student learning. You will be challenged to consider how you use both standards and technology to support students in their educational journeys.

Speakers
avatar for Sean DuBe

Sean DuBe

Language Arts Teacher, New Prague Area Schools


Monday December 14, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm
Lakeshore C

11:45am

Creativity and Innovation in the Classroom
Do you want school to look differently than it does now? If you do, this is a session you won't want to miss. In this session, we will look at the “why” and “how” to bring creativity and innovation to your classrooms. We will look at all platforms of technology so regardless of whether you are 1:1 or not you can still change the culture of your classroom. We will walk through our journey and what we are doing to support teachers and students in this process.

Speakers
avatar for Darren Ellwein

Darren Ellwein

Harrisburg South MS Principal, Harrisburg South Middle School
Ellwein has been a principal for eight years but has always had a passion for technology. He believes technology has the transformational potential for growth in learning, for teachers and students. He has made sure every staff member at Harrisburg South Middle School (HSMS) has a... Read More →
avatar for Travis Lape

Travis Lape

Innovative Programs Director, Harrisburg School District
Travis has been teaching in South Dakota his entire career. He has been both a classroom teacher and technology integrationist. This year he moved into the Districts Innovative Programs Director position where he will help continue to lead the district in innovative practices. Travis’s... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm
Regency

11:45am

Design an Elementary MakerSpace Experience on a Limited Budget
We designed a MakerSpace experience for students in grades 2-3 on a very limited budget. During this session, we will share start-up ideas, inexpensive STEAM projects, free apps and websites, funding opportunities, and classroom management strategies used to help our MakerSpace operate smoothly.

Speakers
avatar for Amber Schaefer

Amber Schaefer

First Grade Teacher/MakerSpace Mentor, New Ulm Public Schools
I teach first grade at Jefferson Elementary in New Ulm, Minnesota. I attended TIES for the first time last year (2014) with a colleague and was amazed at the opportunities that we can create for students using STEAM in our elementary school. I help to run a STEAM program called Monday... Read More →
avatar for Beth Sletta

Beth Sletta

K-3 Technology/MakerSpace Mentor, New Ulm Public Schools
I teach computer classes to over 600 K-3 students every week. I love experimenting with new technology in the lab. Students are active learning about QR codes, digital portfolios, coding, robotics, Google apps for education, and more. I also mentor students who attend a before school... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm
Great Lakes Ballroom C

11:45am

Flipping the Humanities
The flipped classroom is becoming increasingly popular in today's classrooms. However, there is a difference in methods for STEM-related classes and the humanities classrooms. Learn how to use the flipped instruction method without giving up the discussion-based environment upon which most humanities classes thrive. Examples from language arts, social studies, art, music, and other related fields will be explored.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony VonBank

Anthony VonBank

Digital Learning Specialist, ISD728, Elk River Area Schools
Dr. Anthony VonBank taught secondary language arts and communications for over 15 years, and currently works as a district digital learning specialist in the Elk River school district. His doctoral work in education leadership focused on his passion for systems and innovative change... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

11:45am

Flipping Your Classroom with Swivl
In a survey of more than 180,000 middle and high school students, SpeakUp 2013 National Research Project Findings stated that “almost three-quarters of these students agree that flipped learning would be a good way for them to learn, with 32 percent of those students strongly agreeing with that idea.” Attend this session to learn how Swivl along with your Apple or Android tablet and/or smartphone can be used to capture lessons easily and shared with your students efficiently.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Caulfield

Scott Caulfield

Director of Channels & Sales, Swivl
Senior Manager of Education Development at Swivl


Monday December 14, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm
Greenway B/C

11:45am

Global Learners: Bring the World to Your Classroom
Learn to take your students — no matter how young — anywhere from outer space to the Sistine Chapel to classrooms in other states and countries. I will show how my 2nd grade students harness the power of student-led social media accounts to connect with experts and other classrooms globally. I will do a live Google Hangout with my students during this session. I will also discuss options to safely encourage virtual, cost-free exploration and eliminate limitations to student access. You will leave this session ready to empower students to connect virtually to “share their story” and bring the world to your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kayla Delzer

Kayla Delzer

Kayla Delzer is a 3rd grade teacher and technology champion in North Dakota. She is a columnist for Edsurge and blogger for Edutopia, where she writes about a variety of edtech and design topics. She is also the creator of her blog, Top Dog Teaching. She has nine years of teaching... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm
Greenway F/G

11:45am

Make Google Forms and Google Sheets Work for You!
If you understand Google Forms, take it to the next level by moving the form to your iPad and then track data as you move about the classroom. In conjunction with Forms, use your knowledge of Google Sheet functions to modify spreadsheet structures, add conditional formatting, and/or use the rowCall add-on. This combination of tools allows for efficient data collection and evaluation. Teachers can see trends and make informed instructional decisions in real time. Amazing things happen!

Speakers
avatar for Christi Fosland

Christi Fosland

High School English, Kasson-Mantorville Schools
avatar for Tomi Swanson

Tomi Swanson

Technology Integration Specialist / Teacher, Kasson-Mantorville Schools


Monday December 14, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm
Greenway A

11:45am

Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum
Find out more about available courses, how to access them, and the next steps for the MPCC now that we are releasing the core content area courses as Open Educational Resources (OER).

Speakers
avatar for Jon Fila

Jon Fila

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


Monday December 14, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm
Lake Superior A

11:45am

Network with the Apple Distinguished Educators
Join us for a roundtable discussion where we will network and discuss current best practices, strategies, and workflows to engage your students at optimal levels with Mac, iPad, and beyond.

Speakers
CD

Charles Duarte

Apple, Apple
Apple Inc.


Monday December 14, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm
Skyway

11:45am

Preparing for AP Computer Science Principles
The new AP Computer Science Principles (CSP) course will offer its first exams during the 2016-17 academic year. During this session, we'll explore the Mobile CSP curriculum, which introduces computer science through the development of mobile apps with App Inventor for Android. You'll get hands-on experience and leave with apps you've developed yourself. Leaders will share classroom experiences and discuss how empowering app development is for students.

Speakers
avatar for Kaitie O'Bryan

Kaitie O'Bryan

Teacher, Mathematics, Mounds View Public Schools
avatar for Jennifer Rosato

Jennifer Rosato

Director, National Center for Computer Science Education
Advocate and researcher for equitable CS education for K16 students, in particular through serving the needs of schools and teachers with in-service and pre-service curriculum and professional development
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Chery Takkunen

Associate Professor, Education, College of St. Scholastica


Monday December 14, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm
Minnehaha

11:45am

Problem-Based Learning in a Non-Core Class
Non-core classes have a unique opportunity to incorporate problem-based learning into their classrooms to help students delve into today's issues. PBL is student centered and a great way to integrate technology into your classroom. Hear how wellness students at Eastview High School are working together as they try to solve real-world problems (e.g., preventing HIV, drug use, and suicide). In addition, you'll understand how PBL is increasing critical thinking, as well as research, collaboration, creativity, and communication skills. Learn what goes into this class, the organization behind it, and how we've utilized a classroom set of Chromebooks to increase student engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Dye

Mary Dye

Wellness Teacher, Rosemount - Apple Valley - Eagan Public Schools
Education, Technology, Public Health, Live Music, Anything 612 Working on intertwining education, technology and public health in today's world. Trying to keep it interesting and inspiring all the while helping students accomplish more than they thought possible. “I may not... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm
Greenway H/I

11:45am

Research and Inquiry with Google Docs
Learn how you can use Google’s suite of free tools to help prepare students to question, gather, collaborate, communicate, and share their learning using the inquiry process. Explore tools that are integrated into Google along with add-ons and extensions.

Speakers
avatar for Andi Bodeau

Andi Bodeau

Digital Learning & Instructional Media Coordinator, Osseo Area Schools


Monday December 14, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm
Northstar Ballroom B

11:45am

Stop Looking at Squirrels!
We know what works in digital age learning, but too often we get distracted by the "shiny objects" and "squirrels", and lose our focus. Come to this session where we will discuss/debate what some of those distractions are and how to avoid them.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Walker

Michael Walker

Secondary Digital Learning Specialist, Edina Public Schools
I am an educator and life-long learner serving as Secondary Digital Learning Specialist for Edina Public Schools in Edina, Minnesota. In previous positions I have taught Math, Computer Applications, Community Building using Technology and coached tennis. I live in Minneapolis, MN... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm
Greenway D/E

11:45am

Tierney Tech Tour at TIES
Take a break from your sessions to see the top new classroom technologies all in one room! Explore new tools like 3D printers, STEM Fuse Digital Curriculum, and Toshiba and Dell mobile devices along with favorite classroom tools including Chromebooks, Epson Interactive Projector (no board needed!), SMART 65” Interactive Flat Panel, FrontRow Classroom Sound, and more.

Speakers

Monday December 14, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm
St. Croix

11:45am

Twitter: It's Not What I'm Doing Right Now
If you still don’t get Twitter, join us for a chance to grow professionally and learn why this tool is so valuable. Sign up for an account, add your picture, follow 20 great educators, and learn how to select more to follow. Find out what a hashtag actually is (and is not) for. (For example, using "#funny" is not using it right.) If you sign up for an account before the session and bring two different pictures for your profile, it will go more smoothly.

Speakers
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Christopher L White

Upper School Technology Coordinator, St. Paul Academy and Summit School


Monday December 14, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm
Greenway J

11:45am

Casper Focus: Teacher Managed Learning
Casper Focus empowers teachers by streamlining transitions and saving valuable class time. With just a couple taps of their own iPad or iPhone, teachers can send students customized messages, or guide access to a single app or Safari webpage. And since they are able to perform these tasks themselves without the assistance of IT, they can focus on transforming teaching and learning. We will provide an overview, demonstration, and time for Q&A and hands-on practice with Casper Focus, part of The Casper Suite, created by JAMF Software.

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... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm
Nokomis

11:45am

FileWave: Systems Mgt. for OS X/Windows & iOS
FileWave’s all-inclusive interface streamlines: Imaging, managing content both pre & post-deployment, patented "file-level” control for OS X & Windows. Also iOS MDM. Features: Dashboard, file-level self-healing, Rollback to settings/software, scheduling deployments, Auto-resume Interrupted deployments, Kiosk, “Engage” classroom tool, asset management, managing Updates, track licenses/software usage and MDM.


Monday December 14, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm
Cedar

11:45am

Game-changing Apps
We will be presenting game-changing apps for student engagement, teacher productivity, and augmented reality. We will show you how we are using these apps to change the culture and engagement in our classroom and our school. This session will benefit all grade levels and administrators. This is happening now. Come see how you can change the game. Learn. Teach. Lead. Changing the game!

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Monday December 14, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm
Nicollet B/C

11:45am

Go Paperless: Creating Digital Work
Gone are the days when a student completes a paper worksheet and then turns it in in the wire box on the teacher’s desk. In today’s world, students are creating digital projects using a variety of tools on computers and mobile devices. In this session, I will demonstrate my favorite apps and tools for students, and then will share a simple solution that will allow you to collect and organize students’ creations.

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Tammy Worcester Tang

Educator Author Presenter, tammytang.com


Monday December 14, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm
Nicollet A

11:45am

Google Classroom for Professional Development
Google Classroom is not only a great tool for classroom teachers, but also a powerful professional development tool. Learn how Mounds View Public Schools has used Google Classroom as part of their Teacher Development and Appraisal Plan to organize documents and provide personalized feedback to teachers in a timely manner and how we plan to use Classroom in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Herder

Susan Herder

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Mounds View Public Schools
Susan is the Instructional Technology Coordinator for Mounds View Public Schools. A former middle school science teacher, she supports the integration of classroom sets of Chromebooks at all levels and provides support to the professional learning communities around this initiative... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm
Lakeshore A

11:45am

Moving from Privacy to Trust
What do you need to know about data privacy in the cloud and on mobile devices? And how do you change from a defensive position on privacy to building trust with your community. You will learn about great resources from CoSN's Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning initiative. You will also hear about how other school districts around the country are leading on privacy and changing the conversation to trust.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Krueger

Keith Krueger

CEO, CoSN
Keith R. Krueger is CEO of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a nonprofit organization that serves as the voice of K-12 school system technology leaders in North America.  CoSN’s mission is empowering educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm
Lakeshore B

11:45am

TIES Playground
Thinking of incorporating coding, making, or other tech related creativity into your classroom? Spend some time in the TIES 2015 Playground getting hands-on experience in these areas. Make coding and programming fun with Bee-Bots and Scratch, test out your piano skills on a MaKey MaKey, and see how MakerSpaces have been incorporated into schools. Opportunities to explore the latest devices and trends will give you a wealth of ideas and inspiration. Experience hands-on learning in the TIES 2015 Playground!

Monday December 14, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm
Northwoods

11:45am

#KoryTellers
During the past year #KoryTellers was created. Primarily through the use of Twitter, I was able to have educators read books to my kindergarten class at Triton Elementary, located in Dodge Center, a rural community in southeast Minnesota. The readers read to my class via Google Hangouts and Skype. Over the year more than 30 people read to my class. The readers came from 25 states and five countries. Using the hashtag #KoryTellers, I was able to share videos and pictures of the readings. It was an extremely positive experience for my students, myself, and the volunteer readers.

Speakers
avatar for Kory Graham

Kory Graham

Elementary Innovations Teacher, Byron Public Schools
After 20+ years of classroom teaching in all levels K-6, I am in my second year of being the Innovations Specialist in the Byron School District, teaching grades 1-5. Making this exciting jump allows me to pursue my passion. I am extremely passionate about improving teaching and learning... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm
Poster Table 2

11:45am

Civilization 5 Comes Alive in Social Studies
We will explore the creation of Civilization V, an elective course developed by Hopkins North Junior High Social Studies Department. The course is based on the “Civilization V (Civ V): Empire Building Throughout History” a video game by Sid Meier. You will explore world history, and especially the influence of empires, while playing Civ V with and against one another. The class will culminate with a five-paragraph paper addressing the question: What was the world’s most influential empire and why?

Speakers
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Sarah Sampson

Teacher - Social Studies 7-12, Hopkins Public Schools


Monday December 14, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm
Poster Table 1

11:45am

Content Provider Showcase: Whirlwind Tour
Interested in experiencing a live, interactive lesson with a museum, science center, zoo, or aquarium? The CILC is hosting a Content Provider Showcase with a different, fabulous presenter every 20 minutes! Come by and interact with the Mote Marine Lab, the Alaska Zoo, or Minnesota’s History Live or Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts. Find out how you can bring these engaging, standards-based programs to your school using technology you already have. Learn how to use the CILC database to find programs for every area of your curriculum. We make it easy!

Speakers
avatar for Tami Moehring

Tami Moehring

Content Provider Liason, Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration
Tami Moehring is currently the Content Provider Liaison at the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) where she provides support, training and mentoring to over 150 Content Providers on CILC. Before coming to CILC she spent 9 years in Museum Education working at... Read More →
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jan zanetis

Managing Director, Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration


Monday December 14, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm
Poster Table 7

11:45am

Customizing Lessons for Digital Citizenship
Our students need to have an opportunity to study and explore topics around digital citizenship, as well as learn how to be responsible and reliable online learners. Our poster session will focus on sharing a wide range of available resources that promote responsible online learning. We will also share how we used iBooks Author to create multi-touch books that were customized to meet the district's digital citizenship goals as well as meet the learning needs of our students. Our digital citizenship iBook immerses students in lessons that allow them to make smart and safe online choices.

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Kara Laird

6th Grade ELA Teacher, West St. Paul, Mendota Heights, Eagan


Monday December 14, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm
Poster Table 4

11:45am

Kids Can Code!
Do you want your kids to become technology creators instead of just playing games? Code.org can teach them to write their own games. Do you teach computer science? Computer science gives opportunity to all children and supports all subject areas. Coding can be for everyone. It is an essential skill for success in life and careers. Not only will students learn to code but they will also learn to problem solve, work together, and create.

Speakers
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Angie Kalthoff

Technology Integrationist, St. Cloud Area School District
Hi! I am a Technology Integrationist for the St.Cloud Area School District. I am also a Google Innovator and Code.org Affiliate. I like to learn from others and share my knowledge for fun. I think it is important to take learning into your own hands and seek out new information... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm
Poster Table 5

11:45am

Make the Internet Your Lesson with DocentEDU
Learn effective methods for creating engaging online lessons that deepen your students' understanding without pulling all-nighters. The presentation will focus on using tools like DocentEDU and freely available online text and other embeddable tools. In this session, we will 1) provide you with an overview of pedagogical and design foundations behind DocentEDU, 2) demonstrate blended and flipped lessons that benefit from its holistic and streamlined approach to lessons, and 3) create a lesson you can use with your students in the first five minutes and leave with more ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Nupen

Matt Nupen

STEM teacher, DocentEDU
STEM teacher and co-founder of DocentEDU


Monday December 14, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm
Poster Table 3

11:45am

Chromebook Academy: Creating Student Google Specialists
Experience how we use our Chromebook Academy course to get students up to speed in our 1:1 learning environment at the Minnesota Center. Go through the class from the students’ perspective as well as get a behind-the-scenes look at how learning goals and badges are used to create our Student Google Specialists. Google Apps for Education, Digital Citizenship, and Keyboarding topics are covered.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Leuer

Steve Leuer

Middle Math School Teacher, Cambridge - Isanti Public Schools


Monday December 14, 2015 11:45am - 1:15pm
Harriet

11:45am

iPad EDU: The Modern Teacher Toolkit
The teacher toolkit has always had the right tool at the right time to check for student understanding and guide learning. This hands-on iPad workshop will put a digital spin on the classics with the ultimate aim of students creating media-rich artifacts of learning. We’ll go beyond strategies and highlight ways (K-12) to streamline digital workflow with iPads in your classroom. You’ll walk away with digital learning strategies and concrete systems to manage them in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Friesen

Ben Friesen

Summits Team, EdTechTeam
After a distinguished career as a professional camper and environmental educator, Ben was a digital content specialist and taught junior high science for ten years. Ben is an Apple Teacher, Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer and a Google Certified Educator - Level... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 11:45am - 1:15pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A3

11:45am

Scratch That Creative Itch: Coding in Elementary
Explore and create with Scratch, a free online programming and coding tool developed by MIT. Learn how and why coding can be a second language to students in an elementary setting. Investigate how Scratch can enhance content across all subjects and engage learners from a variety of backgrounds. See examples of interactive stories, animations, quizzes, and games created by students and connected to state standards. Create your own projects and remix existing projects Plan a lesson/unit to integrate Scratch into your instruction.

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Gary Hill

3rd Grade Teacher, Burnsville Eagan Savage Independent School District 191
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Alexander Tofte

Digital Learning Specialist, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage ISD 191
I have been an upper elementary educator for 7 years in the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School district. I am passionate about educational technology and trying new ideas and resources with my students. I have experience connnecting STEM and Language Arts standards to engaging, interactive... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 11:45am - 1:15pm
Calhoun

11:45am

The Five Digital Tools I Can't Teach Without
This session will take you inside my 1:1 digital English classroom where I illustrate the five digital tools vital to my teaching: Blogger, Storify, Padlet, TED Ed, and Google Docs. I will demonstrate how these tools modify and redefine my curriculum so it's more meaningful and engaging for my students. Session participants should bring in a device and a lesson plan they would like to modify and redefine using one of these digital tools.

Speakers
avatar for Kurt Reynolds

Kurt Reynolds

English Teacher, Independent School District 564
I am happily married to the most amazing person in the world, Kristie (she also happens to be the smartest, funniest, and hardest working person I have ever met). I am also blessed with four amazing kids: Casey, KoKo, Kenzie, and Cash. When I am not with them, I am teaching high school... Read More →



Monday December 14, 2015 11:45am - 1:15pm
Minnetonka

12:50pm

A Paperless Classroom with Digital Lab Notebooks
Lab notebook practices are evolving from the keeping of a paper notebook to a digital notebook in many post-secondary and corporate settings. As these practices change, high school students need to be given more authentic experiences to learn the necessary skills to prepare for meeting these digital demands. This session will explore how Google Apps with the addition of various add-ons and tools can be used to create a digital space for students with opportunities for teachers to regularly provide feedback to students to improve their scientific writing skills, data collection and organization, and analysis.


Monday December 14, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

12:50pm

An LMS Evolution Story
Heritage E-STEM Magnet School has been 1:1 with iPads for the past five years. Throughout that time, staff members have evolved in their preferences for and expectations of an LMS for content delivery to students. This session will present this story of LMS evolution.

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avatar for Craig Roble

Craig Roble

Teacher, School District 197 West St. Paul - Mendota Heights - Eagan


Monday December 14, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Skyway

12:50pm

Bootstrap: Teaching Algebra via Game Programming
Bootstrap is a curricular module that teaches algebra and problem solving strategies through computer programming. This session introduces Bootstrap, beginning with the cognitive challenges of algebra, a discussion of why our contemporary notions of programming are often not appropriate for math instruction, and a focus on arenas where it can be a powerful teaching tool. Attendees will see a broad overview of the curriculum, including a discussion on Bootstrap’s unique approach to word problems. Participants will leave with knowledge of how programming in an algebraic, functional language can lead to increased understanding of algebraic concepts such as functions and variables.

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Monday December 14, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Isles

12:50pm

Curating and Remixing in a Blended Learning Space
Participants will be curating, creating, and collaborating in a simulated lesson using a new suite of online and blended learning tools currently being piloted in a UC Berkeley and UC Online Education course. We will discuss the pedagogy and design principles that guided the vision for the course curriculum and the software that supports it. During the simulated lesson, you will learn about and experience how the tools facilitate a dynamic ecosystem for the circulation of learning content across multiple points of student engagement, and how this ecosystem preserves data for deep insights into student learning.

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avatar for John Scott

John Scott

Ph.D. Candidate, University of California at Berkeley
John Scott is co-creator of the SuiteC online collaboration apps developed at UC Berkeley, and creator of the Radial Road method, a unique approach to online and blended learning course design. I am currently a PhD candidate at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education and The... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Lakeshore A

12:50pm

Engaging Learners Through Reflection & Discussion
In this session, learn about and experience multiple reflection and discussion tools you can use to create a more engaging classroom community. The tools we will highlight demonstrate the power of 1:1 devices giving students voice in an inclusive community of learners. Tools include Today’s Meet, Backchannel App, Padlet, Google Forms, Schoology Discussion Board, Answer Garden, Socrative, Pear Deck, Explain Everything, and Notability. We will showcase our examples as well as invite you to interact with those same tools in a live demo format.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Hunt

Sara Hunt

Teacher, Minnetonka Public Schools
I love learning and being a part of the process of learning. I love having students create products to show their learning. It is a great way to assess their learning and learn more about them. I am pleased how iPads, GAFE, and using an LMS have opened up a very different classroom... Read More →
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Gina Nelson

Teacher, Minnetonka Public Schools


Monday December 14, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Northstar Ballroom B

12:50pm

Foster Communication Through Student Broadcasting
This session, led by students and school personnel, will demonstrate how students construct, create and produce news broadcasts for the school and community. Scripts are written, proofed, and checked for accuracy. Backdrops are designed for specific scripts. Students develop innovative approaches to communicate information through various apps, programs, and other technological mediums. The news broadcast gives the school a medium to share important news and events with the community promoting our school to a broader audience. Leadership, responsibility, and skill building are nurtured in a collegial setting.

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avatar for Nancy Moore

Nancy Moore

Lead Teacher/Media Specialist, Sleepy Eye Public Schools
I've been in education for more years than I care to admit. My husband is retired keeping busy writing and publishing his works. I on the other hand can't seem to let go. I truly enjoy working with kids and professionals in education. It's energizing and technology is a big part of... Read More →
avatar for Samantha Schmit

Samantha Schmit

Curriculum Coordinator, Sleepy Eye Elementary
I am currently in my 7th year of teaching 3rd grade at Sleepy Eye Public Schools. I have been at the forefront of technology integration at the elementary level and am currently completing my 2nd year of 1:1 iPad use in the 3rd grade classroom. I thoroughly believe in the importance... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Greenway D/E

12:50pm

Game Mechanics and Collaborative Storytelling
In this session, you will learn about examples of designs and devices that can be used in integrating game mechanics into collaborative writing and storytelling projects in addition to other class activities. Uses can range from individual and small group to class-wide settings. The techniques and designs are aimed at language arts teachers but can be implemented in social sciences and across other K-12 content areas.

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avatar for Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Teacher, Stillwater Public Schools ISD 834
Currently teaching classes in English, Theater, and Video Production at Stillwater Junior High. Interests include board games, storytelling games, graphic novels, creativity research, cartooning, philosophy, and design.


Monday December 14, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Greenway B/C

12:50pm

Infographics for Inquiry
Infographics are everywhere! This session will address how infographics are a great way to show what you know while creating an inquiry-based project. Participants will learn how information skills, visual literacy, and technology all come together to create a professional-looking student work. Participants will also learn how the bias of the creator is reflected in an infographic.

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avatar for Jan Hertel

Jan Hertel

past teacher, Social Studies Department Chair, Hastings Public Schools


Monday December 14, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Great Lakes Ballroom B

12:50pm

Integrating Coding in the Curriculum with Scratch
Scratch 2.0 is an excellent, free, web-based, graphical programming tool developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that supports digital age learning, the National Educational Technology Standards for Students, 21st century skills (technology literacy), and content standards. You will learn the basics of using Scratch 2.0, learn and reflect on how Scratch supports technology literacy and content standards, explore available tutorials and resources, and see examples of how elementary and middle school students can use Scratch 2.0 across the curriculum, creating and sharing interactive stories, games, and animations.

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avatar for Ann Nicholson

Ann Nicholson

Professional Development Contractor
Ann is retired, but used to be the technology integration facilitator for CRCSD. She designed and delivered face to face, online, and blended professional development opportunities for teachers on a variety of technology integration resources and taught Educational Media and Technology... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Greenway H/I

12:50pm

It Started With the Carpet: Redesigning a Library Media Center (LMC)
It was the Language Media Center's year for new carpeting and it grew from there. During the year we spent redesigning our high school library, we initiated a BYOD program and found a way to support it, we started an eSports community, we joined forces with our public library, and we increased circulation by more than 40%. When the dust settled, our LMC had transitioned from just a corner of the building to the hub of learning and connectivity.

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avatar for Brad Klitzke

Brad Klitzke

Social Studies Teacher / Technology Coach, Kimberly High School
I am a social studies teacher, a technology integration coach and I'm also involved with our library transformation (check out our session It Started With The Carpet). I am also co-founder of edcamp Fox Valley(http://edcampfv.org/).
avatar for Phil Yunk

Phil Yunk

Teacher / LMC Director, Kimberly Area School District
I'm an English teacher director of our high school LMC. I'm a tech coach and have been leading the charge as our school transitions into a BYOD environment. Talk to me about fishing, kayaking, camping, technology, video games, literature, the Packers, or food.


Monday December 14, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Greenway A

12:50pm

Limitless Learning with Google Tools
Explore 25 Google Tools to enrich student learning. Go beyond the traditional written Doc or Slides presentation to open opportunities for learners to discover the world. See ideas to Build, Broadcast, Cite, Code, Connect, Compose, Design, Discover, Experience, Explore, Fly, Gesture, Keep, Listen, Map, Poll, Produce, Role-Play, Search Beyond, Track Changes, Traverse, Uncover, and Visualize.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Legatt

Jen Legatt

Library Media Specialist


Monday December 14, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Nicollet B/C

12:50pm

Moving Along the SAMR Ladder with the 4Cs
As a growing number of teachers continue to explore technology for learning, many tend to focus on the tools vs. instructional practice. Models like SAMR can be utilized as means to bring direction to your planning and provide focus for the direction you are taking. To support instruction along the SAMR continuum, educators can look to the 4Cs (communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity) as the driving force toward more transformational practices. We will be exploring how to connect these ideas together to better align instruction and change in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Cox

Ryan Cox

Director of Technology, St. Cloud Area Schools
After spending 13 years in the classroom, and 2 years as a technology integrationist, I am the Director of Technology for St. Cloud Area Schools. I am focused on how personalized learning and the 4Cs can support student success.


Monday December 14, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Nicollet A

12:50pm

Multimedia Art at the Primary Level
This session is for “creatives” on your campus, those who have a desire to try new things and are looking for more ways to strengthen student engagement through science, art, and technology. During this session, project examples from students in grades K-5 will be shown and explained from idea conception to project execution. This session will give you a first-hand account of one teacher’s journey creating her own Multimedia Art Program; along with the challenges, you will learn about the successes and why collaboration with fellow “creatives” will open doors for endless possibilities for students to think critically, communicate, collaborate, and be creative.

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Monday December 14, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Nokomis

12:50pm

Personalizing Learning in the Flipped Classroom
In this session we will give an overview of how we have used the flipped classroom model to transform our classrooms into mastery-based and individualized learning environments. We will share routines and procedures for addressing and assessing standards, setting up personalized learning objectives, and maximizing student engagement. In addition, we will share free technology tools that can enhance and extend learning. It’s time to put learning in our students' hands!

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avatar for Kelsey Nash

Kelsey Nash

Curriculum Instructional, Bloomington Public Schools
avatar for Holly Skadsem

Holly Skadsem

Digital Learning Coordinator, Bloomington Public Schools
I taught fifth grade math in Bloomington for seven years. Through the curation and creation of digital content, I transformed my math classroom into a "Mastery-based" learning model. Students had control of where they learned, how they learned, and the pace in which they moved through... Read More →



Monday December 14, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Greenway J

12:50pm

Personalizing Learning: 50,000 iPads and a Mission
Saint Paul Public Schools deployed 30,000 iPads to 41 sites within six months last year. Personalizing learning for all students in preschool through grade 12 in a 1:1 iPad environment takes more than a village; it takes a strong, focused mission. The mission is to transform the teaching and learning experience to be student-centered, customizable, and technology-enriched in order to address the diverse needs of all students. In this session, personalized learning specialists will share their experiences, processes, lessons learned, and next steps in their continued journey to personalize learning for all 40,000 students of Saint Paul.

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avatar for Nick Kurtz

Nick Kurtz

Personalized Learning Specialist, Saint Paul Public Schools
avatar for Maijue Lochungvu

Maijue Lochungvu

Program Manager, Saint Paul Public Schools
avatar for Lee Vang

Lee Vang

Personalized Learning Specialist, Saint Paul Public Schools
EdTech specialist, Genius Squad creator, Racial Equity leader, photographer & mom who's all about lifelong empowerment, justice, going #HmongHard & ensuring #kidswin.


Monday December 14, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Greenway F/G

12:50pm

Research to Practice: Transformation at Austin Public Schools
Austin Public Schools and the LT Media Lab at the University of Minnesota have partnered to transform teaching and learning districtwide. From the outside, this transformation looks like a technology integration initiative but the process for this work is led by district goals of what learning should be rather than the tech for tech's sake. In this session, district administration, technology coaches, and teachers from Austin Public Schools and staff from the LT Media Lab will share the process for change, research-based decisions made along the way, and next steps in the journey.

Speakers
avatar for John Alberts

John Alberts

Exec. Director of Educational Svc, Austin Public Schools
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Lana Peterson

PD & Community Engagement Coordinator, University of Minnesota
avatar for Cassie Scharber

Cassie Scharber

Associate Professor of Learning Technologies, UMN
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Amy Thuesen

Technology Integration Coach, Austin High School
I am the technology integration coach at Austin High School. My interest in classroom technology integration developed during my 16 years as a high school language arts instructor. I am a learner, maker, speaker, gamer, teacher, traveler, tweeter, and pinner.


Monday December 14, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Minnehaha

12:50pm

Tierney Tech Tour at TIES
Take a break from your sessions to see the top new classroom technologies all in one room! Explore new tools like 3D printers, STEM Fuse Digital Curriculum, and Toshiba and Dell mobile devices along with favorite classroom tools including Chromebooks, Epson Interactive Projector (no board needed!), SMART 65” Interactive Flat Panel, FrontRow Classroom Sound, and more.

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Monday December 14, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
St. Croix

12:50pm

Transforming the Elementary Classroom with Schoology
Open a digital window to our school and check out how parents are taking a seat in our elementary classrooms. Paul Moe, instructional technology specialist, will share how our grades K-4 classrooms are using Schoology to encourage a deeper, richer communication with parents and students alike. Sam Jarnot, 4th grade teacher, will illustrate the power of transformation by demonstrating how he is using assignments, quizzes, and discussions to increase engagement with every student.

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Paul Moe

Technology Specialist, Sartell - St. Stephen Schools


Monday December 14, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Lake Superior B

12:50pm

Using Google Docs to Improve Writing
Leverage tools in Google Docs throughout the writing process to improve students' writing. You will have an opportunity to use student writing samples to use the Research Tool to improve drafting and citations, use comments and suggesting mode to facilitate peer editing,use suggesting mode and Kaizena to facilitate efficient teacher feedback,and use revision history and screencastify to formalize student reflection on the evolution of their writing.

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avatar for Nancy Dressel

Nancy Dressel

K-12 Technology Integration Coach, Google Education Trainer, Hudson School District


Monday December 14, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Lakeshore B

12:50pm

Welcome to Google Classroom!
Join Google for Education Certified Innovator & Trainer, Geri Feiock, in using Google Classroom to distribute, collect, and grade assignments with automatic filing and organization. Design open-ended assignments, provide document templates, add resource links, use integrated Google Forms, manage a class calendar, and so much more! Learn some helpful tips and tricks in response to frequently asked questions from the global Classroom community too.

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avatar for Geri Feiock

Geri Feiock

Secondary Math Instructional Coach; Math Teacher, District 196 Rosemount - Apple Valley - Eagan
Geri brings her experiences as a Google for Education Certified Innovator & Trainer, G Suite for Education Top Contributor, SMART Certified Education Trainer, SMART Exemplary Educator, and high school math teacher to each of her presentations. She provides ongoing training and support... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Nicollet D

12:50pm

Use Lightbox to Engage Students
Teachers want to make their lessons more engaging, while ensuring gaps created by existing solutions are filled to effectively support standards. Teachers don’t have time to find the right content to implement a technology solution that encourages student achievement. Follett’s Lightbox is an interactive supplemental learning solution that allows instructors to engage students and intervene early. Students are engaged with classroom content in the form they encounter each day online through integrated access to text, video, interactive lesson plans, quizzes and more.

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Monday December 14, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Cedar

12:50pm

Automagic Meeting Agendas with autoCrat
Are you a school workflow hacker? This session is for you. The autoCrat add-on let's you run document merges on steroids -- run automatically off a Google form, on a timer, with multiple doc or sheets multiple templates, with conditions, and with automatic collating into folders. This session will lead participants through the live-build of an agenda system using Google Sites, Forms, Sheets, and Add-ons that will transform the way your school plans and memorializes team meetings! These skills are transferrable to classrooms and main offices everywhere.

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avatar for Andrew Stillman

Andrew Stillman

Director of Systems Development, New Visions for Public Schools, New York City
Andrew is the Senior Systems Developer at New Visions for Public Schools and originator of dozens of Apps Script tools for automating workflows in classrooms and schools (Doctopus, autoCrat, formMule, gClassFolders, gClassHub, pageMeister, sheetSpider, formFolio, etc.). Andrew is... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A2

12:50pm

Making Assessment Meaningful
"Assessment" and "technology" are buzzwords and hot topics in our schools. Very few conversations are bringing these two ideas together. In reality, they are extremely compatible. This presentation will consider ways to provide better formative assessments using free technologies as well as touch on some controversial topics such as grading.

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avatar for Dean Shareski

Dean Shareski

Community Manager, Discovery Education Canada
Dean is the Community Manager for Discovery Education Canada and worked for 24 years for Prairie South School Division in Moose Jaw, SK, Canada as a classroom teacher and technology consultant. He specializes in the use of technology in the classroom and holds a Masters of Education... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Regency

12:50pm

Using 1:1 Devices for Documenting Learning: A Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit
How do you capture and evaluate the process of learning? Design and media tools enable students to show understanding in ways that static methods and skill/drill apps are not able to. There are four processes possible on any mobile device — making photos, taking screenshots, filming videos, and creating screencasts — that form the Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit. While connecting research to practice and engaging hands-on activities, you will learn how these processes help make student thinking more visible to teachers, parents, and, most importantly, themselves.

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Monday December 14, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Great Lakes Ballroom C

12:50pm

Using the Wheel of Pedagogy to Guide Mobile Device Integration
In 1956, Benjamin Bloom developed a set of categories for learning called Bloom’s Taxonomy for Learning. During the 1990s the taxonomy was updated to reflect 21st century skills. Allen Carrington created a Wheel of Pedagogy to guide educators in mobile application integration. This taxonomy provides guidance to educators as to what levels students may be working. These levels can and should be applied to mobile learning. This session will have you making the connection between Bloom’s Taxonomy and SAMR as you explore apps that align with the various taxonomy levels.

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avatar for Jenna Linskens

Jenna Linskens

District Instructional Technology Coach, Seymour Community School District
Dr. Jenna Linskens is an Instructional Technology Coordinator with the Seymour Community School District. She also provides trainings and is a consultant to school districts in technology integration, instructional design, and e-learning in education. With a MAEd in Curriculum & Instruction... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Lakeshore C

12:50pm

IGNITE! Makerspace
Four presenters have eight minutes and 25 slides advancing every 20 seconds to share their excitement and ignite yours for Makerspace. Join this energetic, fast-paced session to be inspired to learn more.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Gauthier

Josh Gauthier

Josh is a Technology Training Specialist and former Business and Information Technology Educator. Currently working with grades 5 through 8 in the School District of De Pere(Wisconsin), Josh is ever passionate about the role that technology can play in increasing opportunities for... Read More →
avatar for Leslie Pralle

Leslie Pralle

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
Prior to joining Prairie Lakes AEA as an Instructional Technology Consultant in August 2013, Leslie Pralle Keehn taught middle and high school Social Studies and middle school technology courses at Northeast Hamilton CSD in Blairsburg, Iowa. After taking on a leadership role in professional... Read More →
avatar for Karen Qualey

Karen Qualey

Digital Learning Coordinator, Bloomington Public Schools
avatar for Sara Swenson

Sara Swenson

Media Specialist, Edina Public Schools
Media Specialist, Edina High School


Monday December 14, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Lake Superior A

12:50pm

TIES Playground
Thinking of incorporating coding, making, or other tech related creativity into your classroom? Spend some time in the TIES 2015 Playground getting hands-on experience in these areas. Make coding and programming fun with Bee-Bots and Scratch, test out your piano skills on a MaKey MaKey, and see how MakerSpaces have been incorporated into schools. Opportunities to explore the latest devices and trends will give you a wealth of ideas and inspiration. Experience hands-on learning in the TIES 2015 Playground!

Monday December 14, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Northwoods

12:50pm

All History is Local: Using Local Sources
Digital resources from local museums and historical societies are the perfect way to connect your students to state, national, and world history. Learn how to find resources and connect them to your curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Shana Crosson

Shana Crosson

Academic Technologist, University of Minnesota
I am passionate about how technology can to create and enhance learning experiences that reach students with all learning styles.
avatar for Craig Roble

Craig Roble

Teacher, School District 197 West St. Paul - Mendota Heights - Eagan


Monday December 14, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 5

12:50pm

Content Provider Showcase: Whirlwind Tour
Interested in experiencing a live, interactive lesson with a museum, science center, zoo, or aquarium? The CILC is hosting a Content Provider Showcase with a different, fabulous presenter every 20 minutes! Come by and interact with the Mote Marine Lab, the Alaska Zoo, or Minnesota’s History Live or Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts. Find out how you can bring these engaging, standards-based programs to your school using technology you already have. Learn how to use the CILC database to find programs for every area of your curriculum. We make it easy!

Speakers
avatar for Tami Moehring

Tami Moehring

Content Provider Liason, Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration
Tami Moehring is currently the Content Provider Liaison at the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) where she provides support, training and mentoring to over 150 Content Providers on CILC. Before coming to CILC she spent 9 years in Museum Education working at... Read More →
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jan zanetis

Managing Director, Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration


Monday December 14, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 7

12:50pm

Joining the Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum (MPCC)
Nearly 190 districts in Minnesota are collaborating to create a full digital curriculum aligned with the Minnesota Academic Standards for grades 3-12 in the core content areas. The Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum (MPCC) is producing high-quality courses that everyone owns, shares, and can update easily with new information. Collaborating districts also receive teacher training for developing and assembling digital curriculum, and incorporating digital resources into classroom instruction. Find out how you can participate and influence the creation of this curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Voss

Jon Voss

Administrator, Intermediate 287
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Jessica Wiley

Project Coordinator, Intermediate 287


Monday December 14, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 4

12:50pm

Lightning Fast 1:1 Chrombook Distribution
Come and see how White Bear Lake Area Schools handed out 250 Chromebooks in 27 minutes using a Google form and several Add-ons.

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avatar for Steve Asper

Steve Asper

Technology Support Manager, White Bear Lake Area Schools
I work with all things Google; Apps, Chromebooks, Android tablets. I like working with teachers and students to discover new tools and ways to personalize learning for students.


Monday December 14, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 6

12:50pm

Seesaw: The Learning Journal
Discover this incredibly easy and effective way to capture student learning and collect it all in one place using the Seesaw app. Seesaw is a safe and private way for parents to view their child's learning as it happens. Anything saved on the camera roll device can be shared in Seesaw. It motivates students, affirms their learning, and encourages meaningful conversations between students and their parents.

Speakers
avatar for Britt Theis

Britt Theis

1st Grade Teacher, Edina Public Schools
I am a 1st grade teacher who is trying to figure out different ways my students can learn and share through technology. The more opportunities my students have for voice and choice, and can get feedback from as many different people as possible, the better! I am a Seesaw Ambassador... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 3

12:50pm

Student-driven Tech Club: Empowering Students
Learn about the #SaberCybers, our newly created tech club, and see how students were able to drive its direction based on their own fields of interests. See how project-based learning was leveraged to increase student engagement, communication, and collaboration while allowing the students voice and choice in opportunities to drive what they want to specialize in. See project examples and talk with the students themselves about their experiences and what lessons were learned from our first semester with the tech club.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Preabt

Aaron Preabt

Technology Project Leader, Bismarck Public Schools
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Maggie Townsend

Library Media Specialist, Bismarck Public Schools
Maggie Townsend is a former school librarian and current instructional coach. She lives in Lincoln with her family—husband, 3 kids, a corgi, a bird, and two geckos (which is two geckos too many). She hates people who don’t fold towels correctly and loves red Starbursts.
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Chad Worrel

High School Programming/IT/Math Teacher, Bismarck Public Schools


Monday December 14, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Poster Table 1

1:55pm

Anyone Can Come. No Coding Experience Required!
A non-coder at the start of last school year, I developed a Coding Club for grades 4-6. We explored free web-based coding programs, learned coding and programming language, and tried our hands in robotic coding near the end of the school year. No experience is necessary to start your students on the path tp being a coder. They will develop skills that can lead to careers that don't even exist at this time! Students advance with 21st century skills of collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and communication. Come and give coding a try!

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Collins

Stacy Collins

Teacher on Special Assignment, Waseca Public Schools


Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Great Lakes Ballroom C

1:55pm

Ask the Student Experts
Come ask the 5th graders how they use their mini iPads as tools for learning. The students are ready to showcase their work and answer your questions about how their 1:1 Beta program has been going this year. It's their first year with the devices and they're both learners and teachers in the classroom and outside the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Nordstrom

Cindy Nordstrom

Teacher, Rosemount - Apple Valley - Eagan Public Schools
1:1 BETA teacher using mini iPads and/or Chromebooks. Working with technology integration for over 20 years and finally found the "perfect" fit...5th graders! Come ask my students anything you want, let them share how they use their devices as learning tools in all subject areas... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A2

1:55pm

Becoming a Digital Citizenship Certified Educator
How can you get recognized for your efforts in teaching students digital citizenship? How can your school receive recognition for implementing a digital citizenship program and engaging parents? Learn how to become a Digital Citizenship Certified Educator or School by Common Sense Education. Each certification recognizes commitment by educators and schools to digital citizenship, includes them as part of an exclusive community, and provides a roadmap to educate students, engage parents, and empower teachers and school leaders in creating a positive school culture around technology. You’ll also see examples from Digital Citizenship Certified Educators and Schools.

Speakers
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David Boxer

Director of Information Support Services and Blended Learning Institute Coach, The Blake School
David Boxer has more than seventeen years of experience in the educational technology field, including service as a classroom teacher, curriculum developer and staff developer. He now serves as the Director of Information Support Services at The Blake School in Minneapolis, MN... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Greenway J

1:55pm

Breakout EDU: Immersive Education Games for the Classroom
We are excited to share that Breakout EDU will have a custom Breakout room for attendees to play at TIES this year. Breakout EDU is a platform for immersive learning games. Rather than another worksheet or Scantron form, players have a set amount of time to navigate a series of mysteries and puzzles in order to open the Breakout EDU box. Games are aligned to different content areas as well as games for adult professional learning. Learn more at BreakoutEDU.com  Space is limited to 15 participants per session.

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Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Executive Boardroom

1:55pm

Build Creativity and Reflection with Seesaw
Grab your iPad or any device and experience how students, as young as kindergarten, use Seesaw to independently document their learning through photos, voice, video, and drawings. Get hands-on with this versatile app and get tips from initial download to daily use. See implementation ideas in all areas from literacy to science, math, genius hour, ELL, and more! Explore how Seesaw works with other creation apps and makes organizing and sharing digital creations a breeze. Transform assessments and communication with parents – while saving you time! Leave this session with your class set up and ready to create their digital portfolio.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Gadtke

Angela Gadtke

Seesaw Community Lead, Seesaw
Angela taught kindergarten for 15 years and was one of the first teachers to explore Seesaw prior to its launch. She has presented about technology and student voice and choice at ISTE, several state, and regional conferences. Angela’s passions include literacy and integrating technology... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Northstar Ballroom B

1:55pm

Creating Time: Flipped Approach to Staff Meetings
What if staff meetings became a place and time for meaningful professional learning and collaboration? What if by simply flipping staff meetings, a school could gain hours of time for professional engagement and innovation that could transform a school? Session attendees will learn how and why one school transformed by "flipping" their staff meetings — including how they used time differently, the programs and tools they used, and the results of their efforts.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Arbogash

Amy Arbogash

Technology Integration Specialist, Howard Suamico School District
This is my third year as the Technology Integration Specialist at Bay View Middle School in the Howard Suamico School District. We are a progressive 1:1 iPad, Apple, and GAFE school. I love helping teachers and students discover the wows and wonders of learning through technology... Read More →
avatar for Paul Hermes

Paul Hermes

Associate Principal, Howard-Suamico School District - Bay View Middle School


Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Lakeshore A

1:55pm

Creative Classroom Workflows
Come to the Creative Classroom Workflows session to see how Apple’s mobile devices and rich content ecosystem make learning more relevant and more personal. We will focus in on the power of iPad and how the personal nature of this device allows students to access all forms of content and create powerful learning products.

Speakers
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Charles Duarte

Apple, Apple
Apple Inc.


Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Skyway

1:55pm

Digital Citizenship in a Digital World
We live in a digital world and educators have a responsibility to teach digital citizenship to all students. We will share our favorite tools, resources, and strategies we use to teach our 6th grade digital literacy students about all aspects of digital citizenship.

Speakers
avatar for Chad Even

Chad Even

6th Grade Digital Lit. teacher, Bismarck Public Schools
Teach 6th grade in a "textbook less classroom". Teach a new innovative class called--Digital Literacy (21st Century Skills) Love finding new innovative ideas of teaching/learning. "Today is the day make a difference" Twitter-@evensclass
avatar for Sarah Francetich

Sarah Francetich

6th Grade Digital Literacy Teacher, Bismarck Public Schools
I love teaching students and teachers how technology can make learning more enjoyable. There is just something about watching students and teachers get excited about using technology to create and collaborate.


Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Greenway D/E

1:55pm

Educators as Entrepreneurs: Inspiring Innovation
As technology continues to impact our world, there is a demand for new tools in the classroom to impact student learning. Join an expert group of educators and entrepreneurs as they share insight into an increasing trend towards educational entrepreneurship and how the start-up culture is sneaking into the education field with amazing results. Hear from local Minnesota educators who have used their classroom insight to create tools that are being used in classrooms across the country today. Discover simple ways to cultivate innovation within your school or district and hear about local groups and events that support “edupreneurs”.

Speakers
avatar for John Baldo

John Baldo

Program Manager, Startup Weekend Education, 4.0 Schools
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Heather Benedict

Consultant, St. Catherine University
avatar for Kristin Daniels

Kristin Daniels

Innovation Coordinator, Cambridge-Isanti Schools
I am a former classroom teacher (middle school science) who transitioned into a technology integration role in 2006. My passions are collaboration and innovation in the hopes of helping teachers to shift their thinking towards creating more student-centered classrooms and schools... Read More →
avatar for Karin Hogen

Karin Hogen

Teacher, White Bear Lake Public Schools
Talk to me about blended learning, paperless classrooms, Chromebooks, middle school, and English/language arts. You can also talk to me about InsertLearning.
avatar for Matt Nupen

Matt Nupen

STEM teacher, DocentEDU
STEM teacher and co-founder of DocentEDU
avatar for Seijen Takamura

Seijen Takamura

Business Design Lead, U.S. Bank
Seijen loves helping humans and believes the needs of people lie at the core of every truly innovative idea. He revels in the opportunity to uncover those human needs and steward them towards the creation of products, services, and stories. Currently he is a Design Lead at U.S. Bank... Read More →
avatar for Steve Wellvang

Steve Wellvang

EdTech Lawyer, Fox Rothschild LLP
Helping support education entrepreneurs, promoting collaboration and stregnthening our local edtech innovation ecosystem. Co-founder Educelerate North (edtech meetup) and co-organizer of Twin Cities Startup Weekend Education events.


Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Lakeshore C

1:55pm

Faribault FLITE: Lessons Learned During a Rural, Large-Scale iPad Rollout
This session will explore the process and implementation of a large-scale, 1:1 iPad rollout in a rural, high-poverty, high-ELL district. In fall 2015, Faribault Public Schools distributed more than 2,100 iPads to all students in grades 6-12. The rollout was called FLITE, which stands for Faribault Learning by Integrating Technology Everywhere. The session will highlight the successes and challenges experienced during this large-scale rollout.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Dibble

Chris Dibble

Technology Integration Specialist, Faribault Public Schools
avatar for Maria Hanson

Maria Hanson

District Technology Coordinator, Faribault Public Schools
avatar for Corey Luettel

Corey Luettel

Technology Integration Specialist, Faribault Public Schools


Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Minnehaha

1:55pm

Flip with Google
Utilize the power of Google Apps for education to design and streamline a flipped learning environment. This session will discuss how to combine Google Classroom, Forms, Chrome extensions for screencasting, and YouTube to create a workflow conducive to learning while being informative to the instructor.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Padrnos

Anthony Padrnos

Executive Director of Technology, Osseo Public Schools
Anthony has been involved with educational technology integration for many years as a classroom teacher, consultant, and technology administrator. Anthony has a B.A.S. in Mathematics Education with a certificate in educational computing and technology from the University of Minnesota... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Greenway H/I

1:55pm

Good-Better-Best Schoology Professional Development
Discover our good, better, best approach to using Schoology for delivering professional development. We will highlight how we use Schoology to ensure our staff has the skills and tools to use this LMS in a 1:1 environment. See how we began our PD efforts with a Schoology 101 session (good), to individualized training on maximizing Schoology (better), to participation in blended learning courses (best). PD opportunities via Schoology have allowed teachers to explore ways to create efficient, engaging courses for student participation; utilize the tools and interactivity within Schoology; gamify PD; and learn at his/her own pace.

Speakers
avatar for Natasha Monsaas-Daly

Natasha Monsaas-Daly

Instructional Coach, Eden Prairie Schools
Instructional Coach for a large high school in Minnesota. I have served as a classroom teacher, district coach, and building level coach. Our Schoology journey has been ongoing for the past 5 years. As we continue to move towards a concerted personalized learning approach in conjunction... Read More →
avatar for Erin Schiller

Erin Schiller

Instructional Excellence Coordinator, Eden Prairie Public Schools
Erin Schiller is an Instructional Excellence Coordinator for Eden Prairie Schools in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Technology and Differentiation from Hamline University, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Gustavus Adolphus College... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Lakeshore B

1:55pm

Hybrid Learning in the Intermediate Classroom
Creating a blended learning classroom or hybrid classroom does not need to frighten you! With a few easy steps and simple routines you can create a 21st century learning environment for your learners, reduce your workload, and increase student achievement.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Horst

Kimberly Horst

Middle School Math & 1-6 Technology Education, Legacy Christian Academy
Engaging learners is exciting! I continue to do this through room design as well as through Geniushour. I look forward to meeting you and learning about how you engage learners!
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Krisanne Wessel

Fifth Grade Teacher, Cambridge - Isanti Public Schools
Hybrid learning is a combination of in-person and virtual learning. It does not replace good teaching but allows personalize instruction for students to gain broader and deeper content.


Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Greenway A

1:55pm

K-12 Student Growth ePortfolios with Google Apps
ePortfolios provide an individualized way for students to showcase their abilities, learning, and growth over time. We will share with you the beginning of our transformational journey of launching K-12 ePortfolios in our district.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Gohl

Katie Gohl

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

Jenny Wykle

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


Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Great Lakes Ballroom B

1:55pm

Not Just Pockets of Wow: How to Get All Teachers on Board
Every district has teachers who use technology in exciting ways — pockets of wow! But how do we inspire all teachers to use technology at increasingly higher levels of sophistication? Find out how SAMR, Danielson's Framework, and your learning management system can provide a clear path to second order change in the classroom using technology.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Johnson

Doug Johnson

Director of Technology, ISD191
Doug Johnson is the Director of Technology for the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage (MN) Public Schools. His teaching experience has included work in grades K-12. He is the author of nine books, columns in Educational Leadership and Library Media Connection, the Blue Skunk Blog, and articles... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

1:55pm

Personalized Learning in Music Through Technology
I will share a template, a plan, and some student examples of how Google Classroom, Google Docs, and other technology have allowed students in a high school instrumental ensemble to personalize their learning. This method may be adapted for non-music classes as well.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Richter

Andy Richter

Band Director, Edina Public Schools


Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Isles

1:55pm

Redeeming Time: Finding Freedom from Overload
Overloaded? Stressed? Have a vision for where you want to go but face constant friction and resistance? Welcome to the club. During your time at TIES, you will likely come away with many new ideas to try. But do you have the clear space to implement? This session focuses on the causes of overload and distraction and provides specific, practical tools and strategies for overcoming these pitfalls, freeing yourself to become the teacher and coach you want to be for your students. Margin, clear space, and calm are attainable if you have the right habits to support them!

Speakers
avatar for Mark Wallace

Mark Wallace

Classroom Teacher, Edina Public Schools


Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Greenway B/C

1:55pm

Reteaching Using Google Forms
Do you have a student who was absent during a very important lesson, or do you have a number of students who are close to understanding a concept but need a little more practice? If so, this is the presentation for you! This presentation will teach educators how to use Google Forms as an extension to classroom learning.

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Katie Novotny

Teacher, White Bear Lake Public Schools


Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Greenway F/G

1:55pm

Strategies, Tools, and Examples to Make Learning Personal
Our driving mission is to create personal learning experiences for students with the help of some powerful digital technologies. We are doing so within a public, traditional schedule secondary building using iOS and Mac devices; however, many of the technologies and strategies are web-based, many are free, and many can be accessed on multiple platforms. We will highlight some quick wins, initial stumbling blocks, as well as larger-scale changes that may take years to fully realize. Self-pacing, portfolios, creativity (student and teacher), new ideas, learning management, class design and structure, and resources will be highlighted.

Speakers
avatar for Julian Buss

Julian Buss

Science Teacher, Farmington High School
Trying to design school differently so that each student can reach their highest potential. Self-paced, student choice, competency-based, personalized learning opportunities can help make this a reality for all learners.
avatar for Rick Yonker

Rick Yonker

Science & Technology Specialist, Farmington Public Schools
I have been a science teacher for 15 years. I am part of an innovative school district that has been engaged in 1:1 iPad use and personalized learning for the past five years. I am part of a team of teachers piloting approaches to learning that give students an opportunity to make... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Nicollet A

1:55pm

Tech Squad: Announcements & Student Tech Assistants
We wanted to create a student-led technology squad that could be utilized by our students and staff for technology issues. We also wanted them to learn life skills that are applicable to future applications. Learn how we are utilizing our students at Pearson 6th Grade Center to lead technology, creative thinking, and self-discovery forward.

Speakers
avatar for Natalie Weatherman

Natalie Weatherman

Teacher/Chaperone, Shakopee Schools
As a Digital Learning Coach at Shakopee Public Schools (and former media specialist), I am passionate about student learning and engagement. I love to learn and get out of my comfort zone to bring the best learning opportunities to our students.@NatalieWeatherm


Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Lake Superior B

1:55pm

Tierney Tech Tour at TIES
Take a break from your sessions to see the top new classroom technologies all in one room! Explore new tools like 3D printers, STEM Fuse Digital Curriculum, and Toshiba and Dell mobile devices along with favorite classroom tools including Chromebooks, Epson Interactive Projector (no board needed!), SMART 65” Interactive Flat Panel, FrontRow Classroom Sound, and more.

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Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm
St. Croix

1:55pm

TransASHformation: A Media Center for 2015
Gone are the days of silent libraries with dim lighting and individual workstations. The media center of 2015 should be a vibrant place where students come to create and collaborate. This sometimes requires a paradigm shift and a major transformation. Philosophy, space, service, curriculum, flexibility, and vision must all be addressed. I will share my first media center transformation and take you along on my second transformation journey. It's going to be a wild ride!

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Shelly Ash

Media Specialist, Milaca Public Schools


Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Nokomis

1:55pm

Transitioning to the Self-Paced Classroom
In this session, we will briefly describe our journey to the self-paced classroom. We will demonstrate our classroom management methods, curriculum changes, and impact on student learning. Following this demonstration, we will open ourselves up for questions and work time. Many teachers coming to sessions such as this already know they want to make the transition to a self-paced classroom, but have a lot of questions. Demonstrating our journey and answering questions would be extremely helpful for participants. We would encourage teachers to come to our session with standards and work to reference when given time.

Speakers
avatar for Ali LaLonde

Ali LaLonde

Special Education Teacher, Westonka
I began teaching special education in 1999 and have been with the Westonka School District since 2004. I teach two sections of Small Group Language Arts and one section of 7th grade Co-Taught Language Arts. I love teaching and have been doing a lot of work around personalization and... Read More →
avatar for Julie Thomas

Julie Thomas

Teacher, Westonka School District
Julie is completing her 10th year teaching 7th Grade Language Arts at Grandview Middle School in Mound, MN. Julie constantly seeks opportunities to incorporate technology in her classroom and personalize learning for her students. She has flipped her classes and is currently teaching... Read More →



Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Lake Superior A

1:55pm

Create a Personalized Learning Path with Istation!
Come enter Istation! We'll go live to explore Istation's computer-adaptive reading & math intervention program for grades Pre K-8. The computer-adaptive nature of Istation places students on an individualized learning path. We will further explore Teacher Station featuring Justin Time, Dr. Amelia Chameleon, and Donny & the Decimals who infuse lessons with Social Studies, Science and Math content. We'll spend the last part of the session reviewing the variety of actionable reports generated every month.

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Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Cedar

1:55pm

Culture and Innovation: A Paradigm Shift in Education
How does culture and innovation impact students, a classroom, a building, and the education system? See how we can transform the education system, one class at a time, from an antiquated industrial system to a system where we educate children with passion, integrity, responsibility, and good leadership to match the culture and innovation of the dynamic and meaningful world around us. Join me!

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Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Nicollet D

1:55pm

Go Digital!
Blogging, podcasting, digital forms, shared calendars… it sounds overwhelming, doesn’t it? In this session, I will show you how easy it is to go digital in your classroom. Using some fabulous free web tools, you will be able to share student successes, communicate with parents, gather feedback, organize events, and more — all in just a few minutes per week!

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Tammy Worcester Tang

Educator Author Presenter, tammytang.com


Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Nicollet B/C

1:55pm

Rethinking Digital Citizenship
Digital citizenship has been a conversation in schools for several years. For the most part it’s been about avoiding trouble and staying safe online. This may not be really preparing our students to live and participate ethically and prosperously online. Let’s explore some shifts in thinking and ways to help our students and ourselves develop healthier, better perspectives, and understandings.

Speakers
avatar for Dean Shareski

Dean Shareski

Community Manager, Discovery Education Canada
Dean is the Community Manager for Discovery Education Canada and worked for 24 years for Prairie South School Division in Moose Jaw, SK, Canada as a classroom teacher and technology consultant. He specializes in the use of technology in the classroom and holds a Masters of Education... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Regency

1:55pm

TIES Playground
Thinking of incorporating coding, making, or other tech related creativity into your classroom? Spend some time in the TIES 2015 Playground getting hands-on experience in these areas. Make coding and programming fun with Bee-Bots and Scratch, test out your piano skills on a MaKey MaKey, and see how MakerSpaces have been incorporated into schools. Opportunities to explore the latest devices and trends will give you a wealth of ideas and inspiration. Experience hands-on learning in the TIES 2015 Playground!

Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Northwoods

1:55pm

Compete for Global Competence with Fantasygeopolitics
 Popularly referred to as "fantasy football for social studies and literacy standards,"Fantasy Geopolitics is a social learning game that follows countries as they compete for news headlines and development goals. Students draft teams of countries, follow those countries in the news and adjust their lineups, automatically scoring points every time their countries are mentioned in the New York Times and when global news tone reflects positive actions. It's a better way to follow and interact with news and is improving engagement and test scores in classrooms around the U.S. and the world.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Nelson

Eric Nelson

Co-Founder + CEO, FANschool
graduate of UW-Madison, former MN High School Social Studies Teacher, now Co-Founder of fanschool.org. We're obsessed with turning students into fans of learning through a fantasy-sports-like platform for school content + current events.


Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Poster Table 6

1:55pm

Content Provider Showcase: Whirlwind Tour
Interested in experiencing a live, interactive lesson with a museum, science center, zoo, or aquarium? The CILC is hosting a Content Provider Showcase with a different, fabulous presenter every 20 minutes! Come by and interact with the Mote Marine Lab, the Alaska Zoo, or Minnesota’s History Live or Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts. Find out how you can bring these engaging, standards-based programs to your school using technology you already have. Learn how to use the CILC database to find programs for every area of your curriculum. We make it easy!

Speakers
avatar for Tami Moehring

Tami Moehring

Content Provider Liason, Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration
Tami Moehring is currently the Content Provider Liaison at the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) where she provides support, training and mentoring to over 150 Content Providers on CILC. Before coming to CILC she spent 9 years in Museum Education working at... Read More →
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jan zanetis

Managing Director, Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration


Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Poster Table 7

1:55pm

Creative Kids: PBL & Library Media Specialists
How can the library media specialist collaborate to successfully integrate technology through project-based learning? This session will showcase K-12 students’ PBL products, highlighting the role of the LMS. Tips for successfully supporting classroom teachers will be shared.

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avatar for Misti Werle

Misti Werle

Library Director, Bismarck Public Schools
Misti Werle is the Library Media Coordinator for Bismarck Public Schools with 18 years of experience in education. She holds a masters in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University. She's Nationally Board Certified and a Lilead Fellow.


Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Poster Table 5

1:55pm

Getting Started with MinecraftEdu
What's the big deal with MinecraftEdu? MinecraftEdu gets students interacting in a fun and engaging manner and working toward a common goal of mining and crafting. It can be played in a survival setting or creative setting. Students who excel at this game often play independently and don't have the opportunities for group interactions. Unlike other games, teamwork often leads to increased success. It gives the technology students a chance to excel and share their information in a fun and non-threatening manner.

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Francour

Lynn Francour

Middle School Teacher, School District of Marinette


Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Poster Table 3

1:55pm

Jumping Right In: First Year Technology Coaches
Technology integration coaches are not a new idea but they are new to Austin Public Schools. In the 2014-2015 school year, Austin transitioned seven teachers to technology integration positions across the district. These positions intentionally did not have job descriptions, were all new to their role, and each served in a different tech-infused environment around the district. These coaches want to share their reflections from their first year, their lessons learned together as well as individually, and their intentions for future practice.

Speakers
avatar for Derik Gustafson

Derik Gustafson

Tech Integration, Ellis
I am a middle school technology coach in Austin, MN, serving a diverse 7th-8th grade school. My goal as a technology coach is to help teachers and students become more engaged in the learning taking place in our school.
avatar for Tina Henely

Tina Henely

Technology Integrationist, Austin Public Schools
avatar for Amy Thuesen

Amy Thuesen

Technology Integration Coach, Austin High School
I am the technology integration coach at Austin High School. My interest in classroom technology integration developed during my 16 years as a high school language arts instructor. I am a learner, maker, speaker, gamer, teacher, traveler, tweeter, and pinner.


Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Poster Table 4

1:55pm

Teaching Students Good Online Behavior
Learn how Anoka-Hennepin School District has created programming and messaging to middle school students and their parents regarding online behavior. You will learn how to access the sharable informational resources and tailor them for use in your school district.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Blodgett

Greg Blodgett

Principal, Anoka-Hennepin Schools



Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Poster Table 2

1:55pm

Use Technology to Improve Your Overall Health
Learn how to leverage technology to improve your health and, in turn, increase your impact and effectiveness as an educational professional. Explore mobile device apps, tools, add-ons, and websites. We will explore tools that are designed to track, promote, and increase your physical fitness as well as tools to evaluate the significance your eating and shopping habits play on your health. Join me in an exploration of how we CAN use technology for personal improvement that will directly improve our professional lives. Please bring your mobile devices (smartphones and/or tablets) and feel free to share any tips, tools, or strategies you have found helpful.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Martinson

Sean Martinson

Principal, Murphy Elementary
Sean Martinson is a northern Minnesota husband, father, and Elementary School Principal. He has four amazing children and is currently the Principal at Murphy Elementary School in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Sean holds a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and Technology, Bachelors... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm
Poster Table 1

1:55pm

Coding Beyond Scratch: Where to Go from Here?
Are you and your students interested in digging deeper into coding and exploring next steps beyond Scratch? This hands-on, interactive workshop will explore basic syntax-based programming (HTML/CSS and Python) through a series of fun mini-projects, all while focusing on innovative ways to integrate coding into the classroom to boost creativity, collaboration, problem solving, and critical thinking. We will also share ready-made resources, lesson plans, and real-world project ideas that you can take back and use right away. Let’s dig deeper into coding and empower our students to become technology creators!

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Wilson Vazquez

Andrea Wilson Vazquez

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


Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 3:25pm
Minnetonka

1:55pm

Experience the World: Google Maps and Cardboard
Come and see the many ways we can take our students outside of the four walls of our classrooms. In this session you will explore Google Maps, Google Cardboard, and other tools to get you experiencing the world. Virtual Reality, Google Expeditions, Google Maps, and more will be explored and you'll get started on creating content!

Speakers
avatar for Molly Schroeder

Molly Schroeder

Digital Learning Specialist and Director of Summits, EdTechTeam
Molly Schroeder is a Global Digital Learning Specialist, Google Certified Teacher and Google Educator Trainer. She presents nationally and internationally at conferences, workshops and conventions on how to integrate Google Apps and other emerging technologies into learning. She... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 3:25pm
Calhoun

1:55pm

Mobile STEM Games that Inspire Student Collaboration
Games engage students in ways that traditional lectures and textbooks cannot. Yet how can we integrate mobile games into the classroom in a way that reinforces knowledge and skills, and helps us meet essential learning objectives? And can we use these games to facilitate an active and cooperative learning environment, overcoming the common perception (and reality) that mobile devices lead to separation from peers and more passive content consumption? In this session, we'll play easy-to-implement neuroscience games for science classrooms that support the delivery of relevant, scaffolded, standards-aligned curricula, and that facilitate active learning and authentic collaboration.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Thompson

Jeff Thompson

High School Psychology Teacher, Anoka-Hennepin Schools
I am proud to show a great app, iNeuron, to psychology and science teachers that teach about the Brain and the Nervous system.


Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 3:25pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A3

1:55pm

Take Your Students (or Staff) on an Amazing Race
An engaging lesson is really about packaging. Regardless of subject, if we wrap up our content in an ugly bag, students won’t want it — no matter how great it is. But that doesn’t have to be the case! Join this session to see how you can apply an “Amazing Race” style activity, using Google My Maps and Forms, to any subject area, with examples of how it has been used with students. You’ll have an opportunity to experience the excitement of participating in one, as well as an opportunity to remix and create your own.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Gauthier

Josh Gauthier

Josh is a Technology Training Specialist and former Business and Information Technology Educator. Currently working with grades 5 through 8 in the School District of De Pere(Wisconsin), Josh is ever passionate about the role that technology can play in increasing opportunities for... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 1:55pm - 3:25pm
Harriet

3:00pm

Artful Inquiry: Using Mematic, Gifx, and PicCollage
How can educators leverage the dynamism of visual literacy? In this session, participants will experience the steps to “thinking like an artist” and decoding visual content. Presenters will exhibit how interpreting images can provoke inquiry and enhance engagement and understanding of curricular concepts across academic disciplines. Using Mematic, Gifx, and PicCollage, you will discover the power and prestige of artful inquiry and provide a unique formative assessment in a non-linguistic, playful representation of learning. Please download the apps prior to the session.

Speakers
avatar for Lynnea West

Lynnea West

i-Learn Coordinator, Eden Prairie Public Schools


Monday December 14, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Greenway B/C

3:00pm

Best Practices for Schoology Course Design
This session applies the best practices of course design to K-12 Schoology course development. You will be introduced to a design framework that involves purposeful alignment of course content to learning outcomes, fosters student engagement and support, incorporates authentic assessment of student mastery, and ensures compliance with accessibility standards. Using Schoology’s built-in and integrated external tools, this session incorporates best practices for the creation, layout, and delivery of instructional materials within Schoology’s innovative learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Cameron

Anne Cameron

Instructional Coach - Technology Integration, Sauk Rapids-Rice Public Schools


Monday December 14, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Minnehaha

3:00pm

Blending Learning with SUCCESS!
Attend this innovative session to learn to create personalized blended experiences that students can complete with independence, success, and enjoyment. Learn the ingredients to ignite learning as students review recorded lessons and enjoy the learning process. You will identify tried and true research-based elements that propel student learning and will walk away with practical tools that you can immediately begin to use in your own classroom to create your own blended lesson. Learn tools to take your flipped lessons to the next level and experience increased levels of engagement and renewed passion in your teaching as a result.

Speakers
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Mike Henderson

Business/Computer Science Instructor, Grantsburg Schools
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Billie Rengo

1st Grade Teacher, Grantsburg Schools
I'm a highly engaged teacher that is on a mission to prove to others that nothing is too hard for first graders. To me, teaching and learning is a journey of inquiry and discovery that my students and I explore together. What will my students learn? My students will learn to set... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Lake Superior B

3:00pm

Breakout EDU: Immersive Education Games for the Classroom
We are excited to share that Breakout EDU will have a custom Breakout room for attendees to play at TIES this year. Breakout EDU is a platform for immersive learning games. Rather than another worksheet or Scantron form, players have a set amount of time to navigate a series of mysteries and puzzles in order to open the Breakout EDU box. Games are aligned to different content areas as well as games for adult professional learning. Learn more at BreakoutEDU.com  Space is limited to 15 participants per session.

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Monday December 14, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Executive Boardroom

3:00pm

Design for Learning: Creating Engaging Content
This session will provide a variety of tips and tools for applying graphic design principles to create content that is both visually appealing and instructionally effective. Topics will include: choosing fonts, formatting text, finding quality copyright-friendly images, using color wisely, and organizing content effectively. Each tip will be accompanied by a free and easy-to-use design tool or resource.

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Cahill

Caitlin Cahill

Instructional Technology Coach, Orono Schools
Caitlin is the online learning specialist for the Orono public school district and serves as an executive committee member for the Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum. Caitlin has run her own MOOC called Tech Tools for Teachers, a project-based professional development... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Regency

3:00pm

Digital Culture in a 1:1 School
This session will focus on how I used social media to establish culture in my 1:1 English classroom. Furthermore, the session will provide examples of how this culture positively impacts the atmosphere and, most important, the learning that goes on in my classroom. My session will connect to the works of Gary Vaynerchuk (Jab, Jab, Jab . . . Right Hook) and Michael Hyatt (Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World).

Speakers
avatar for Kurt Reynolds

Kurt Reynolds

English Teacher, Independent School District 564
I am happily married to the most amazing person in the world, Kristie (she also happens to be the smartest, funniest, and hardest working person I have ever met). I am also blessed with four amazing kids: Casey, KoKo, Kenzie, and Cash. When I am not with them, I am teaching high school... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

3:00pm

Elementary Coding: Not Just a STEM Thing
Hopscotch, Scratch Junior, Pyonkee, Kodable -— not just recess games anymore. You will make connections to subject area content using coding and programming tools that allow students to creatively enhance classroom learning. And you will have a plethora of opportunities to explore, create, and get your hands dirty with coding and programming tools!

Speakers
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Kim Depuydt

Teacher, Saint Peter Public Schools
avatar for Angie Potts

Angie Potts

K - 4 STEM Teacher, Saint Peter Public Schools
I am a second-year board member of the Minnesota Middle School Association and have been teaching for 13 years both in the metro area and St. Peter. I have spent half of my teaching career in the middle school setting, teaching 6th and 7th-grade science, math and STEM. The last seven... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Great Lakes Ballroom C

3:00pm

Empowering School Culture: Videos, Vigilance, Vision
As technology integrationists, we will highlight the plan we implemented for the 2015-2016 school year to empower staff and students alike with a working knowledge of the necessary skills to effectively use iPads and web-based resources. We highlight how to prepare teachers and students who are new to the district as well as ensuring all students are on the same page in the area of technology on day one. We will discuss the videos we created as well as share the implementation plan for the videos in staff in-service and the first days of school.

Speakers
avatar for Deanna Kovash

Deanna Kovash

Technology Integrationist, Perham-Dent Schools
avatar for Jeff Morris

Jeff Morris

Technology Integration, Perham - Dent Public Schools
My passion is teaching and coaching. I have been teaching all levels of high school mathematics for 16 years now and also coach cross country and track. I just recently finished my Masters of Science in Math Education at Bemidji State University. In 2012 was named National High School... Read More →
avatar for Sandra Wieser-Matthews

Sandra Wieser-Matthews

Educaqtor, Perham/Dent District 549
Our Project iENGAGE team has a passion for learning and for using technology.


Monday December 14, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Greenway J

3:00pm

Gamification of Staff/Student Development for GAFE
See how we are using gamification to train 800+ staff and more than 9,000 students and parents? Eastern Carver County Schools is implementing a four-year, staggered rollout of personal devices. Google Classroom and Google Apps have been and currently are being used to create a badge wall that allows for self-paced personalized learning. Modeling this type of personalized learning has led to gamification throughout the district in a variety of classrooms. Even if you are a beginner you will walk away with the tools to implement your own gamification lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Jo Jacobson

Jo Jacobson

Digital Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
Hello Everyone! I am a Digital Learning Coach (Technology Integration Specialist) for Eastern Carver County Schools in Chaska, Minnesota. I service 2 elementary schools (Jonathan Elementary and LaAcadamia) In addition, I am a Google for Education Certified Trainer and have a Master's... Read More →
avatar for Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson

Digital Learning Coach, ECCS
I've worked in education for 20+ years doing everything from teaching Social Studies to being a Dean and now I am a Digital Learning Coach.
avatar for Chuck Nelson

Chuck Nelson

teacher, ECCS
I has been working at Eastern Carver County since the fall of 1999. I have served as a Teacher (Math, Computer, & Video), Coach (Wrestling and Football), and now as a Digital Learning Coach/Digital Project Manager for Eastern Carver County Schools. I graduated with a BA in Math and... Read More →



Monday December 14, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Lakeshore A

3:00pm

Let's Go Shopping in the Chrome Webstore
Extensions, apps, and add-ons add extra features and functionality to Chrome. There are some amazing ones out there that can make Chrome work for you. With the click of an extension, you can create, save, and share content. Complex tasks become easy and less time-consuming. Come learn about extensions, apps, and add-ons to streamline your Chrome experience and save you precious time.

Speakers
avatar for Angie Kalthoff

Angie Kalthoff

Technology Integrationist, St. Cloud Area School District
Hi! I am a Technology Integrationist for the St.Cloud Area School District. I am also a Google Innovator and Code.org Affiliate. I like to learn from others and share my knowledge for fun. I think it is important to take learning into your own hands and seek out new information... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Lakeshore C

3:00pm

Moodle Mayhem! 20+ Tips to Improve Learning
So you use Moodle, but do you feel like you’re only scratching the surface of its potential? Take this session to learn more than 20 power tips to make Moodle work better, stronger, and faster than ever before. These tips will help your students learn better and help you to streamline your work.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Fila

Jon Fila

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

Mike Smart

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


Monday December 14, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Greenway F/G

3:00pm

Nuts and Bolts of Creating a Media Arts Program
Media arts is growing rapidly at all levels of learning. Learn how school districts and the Perpich Center for Arts Education have partnered to develop media arts programs across Minnesota. These replicable models are shaping how art educators implement media arts in their classrooms by laying the foundation for innovation with digital media, animation, video, and sound. Take away key strategies for advocacy, development, and implementation processes that can inform media arts integration in your own school. Gain access to curriculum exemplars that can assist you in developing your own media arts program aligned to national media arts standards.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Holien

Jeremy Holien

State Arts Education Specialist, Perpich Center for Arts Education
Jeremy Holien serves as the Visual and Media Arts Education Specialist for Minnesota’s Perpich Center for Arts Education, whose mission is to improve K–12 arts education for all Minnesota students and educators through innovative programs and partnerships centered in the arts... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Nokomis

3:00pm

Raspberry Pi in a MakerSpace
Raspberry Pi, the credit card size single board computer, screams MakerSpace. Join me in the “kitchen” as we search the “recipes books” for projects you can cook up on your own. These computers can excite the imagination, prompt communication and collaboration, inspire experimentation, and spur problem-solving activities. Their small size and price tag removes barriers that often prevent students from truly exploring computers and electronics. Several projects will be on display and examples, resources, and a getting started guide will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Larson

Jon Larson

Career and Technical Education, ECMECC
Technology Integration Specialist at ECMECC - East Central Minnesota Educational Cable CooperativeIn 2008 Jon began supporting and encouraging staff of the East Central Minnesota Educational Cable Cooperative (ECMECC) schools as they integrate affective technology practices into their... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Northstar Ballroom B

3:00pm

Science Adventures with Satellite Images
Not only will you learn how to interpret and understand different satellite images, but also how to use these real scientific observations to teach science from a different perspective. As a picture is worth a thousand words, we highlight multiple free sources of satellite images while providing examples for how to use this type of data with or without a computer. We present several ways students can contribute to ongoing, authentic, space-based science research supported by the National Science Foundation and NASA.

Speakers
avatar for Nichole Miller

Nichole Miller

Technology, School District 197 West St. Paul - Mendota Heights - Eagan
I am passionate about helping those working with learners use technology in an effective and engaging way. Nichole Miller has received her M. Ed. in Learning Technologies from the University of Minnesota after spending time in the corporate world supporting technology. She has... Read More →
avatar for Peder Nelson

Peder Nelson

Oregon State University


Monday December 14, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Greenway H/I

3:00pm

Strategies to Simplify District Initiatives
Today it's common for public school districts to have multiple initiatives going on simultaneously, from PLCs, 1:1, BYOD, and teacher evaluation (e.g., Marzano framework) to 21st century instruction and personalized learning. In this session, we will provide digital-age strategies for building and district leaders to connect and simplify initiatives to bring clarity to district stake holders. We will also provide information on how digital tools can help educators approach and fulfill the demands of these initiatives.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Cox

Ryan Cox

Director of Technology, St. Cloud Area Schools
After spending 13 years in the classroom, and 2 years as a technology integrationist, I am the Director of Technology for St. Cloud Area Schools. I am focused on how personalized learning and the 4Cs can support student success.
avatar for Kristin Daniels

Kristin Daniels

Innovation Coordinator, Cambridge-Isanti Schools
I am a former classroom teacher (middle school science) who transitioned into a technology integration role in 2006. My passions are collaboration and innovation in the hopes of helping teachers to shift their thinking towards creating more student-centered classrooms and schools... Read More →
avatar for Jen Hegna

Jen Hegna

Director of Information and Learning Technology, Byron Public Schools
Director of Information and Learning Technology for Byron Public Schools(MN). I am a dreamer, collaborator, and a learning addict!
avatar for Eric Simmons

Eric Simmons

Director of Technology, Princeton Public Schools
Eric is the Director of Technology for Princeton Public Schools in Princeton, Minnesota and a Google for Education Certified Innovator. A former social studies teacher, he leads technology leadership and instruction in PreK-12 settings. His recent interests include leveraging digital... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Great Lakes Ballroom A2

3:00pm

Teens and Technology: Understanding the iGeneration
If I learned one thing from teaching and being a tech coach in a 1:1 iPad school, it's that teens view technology very differently from their teachers. The average 2015 student (or "iGeneration" teen) is growing up in a world where technology is affordable, readily available, and necessary. This is vastly different than the world their teachers grew up in. This session will help teachers understand how teens of today learn best, what they know and need to be taught about technology, and specific examples of how you can bring tech into the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kari DeLuca

Kari DeLuca

Teacher/Tech coach, River Falls School District
@K_DeLuca @RFXC_Wildcats



Monday December 14, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Greenway A

3:00pm

Tierney Tech Tour at TIES
Take a break from your sessions to see the top new classroom technologies all in one room! Explore new tools like 3D printers, STEM Fuse Digital Curriculum, and Toshiba and Dell mobile devices along with favorite classroom tools including Chromebooks, Epson Interactive Projector (no board needed!), SMART 65” Interactive Flat Panel, FrontRow Classroom Sound, and more.

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Monday December 14, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
St. Croix

3:00pm

Understanding Supplemental Online Programs
Supplemental Online course options are available to students throughout the state. This session will discuss the legislation behind supplemental options as well as some of the courses available and some examples of why a student would benefit from a supplemental online option.

Speakers
avatar for David VanDenBoom

David VanDenBoom

Asst. Principal, Intermediate School District 287


Monday December 14, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Isles

3:00pm

Using Limited iOS Devices to Reach Your Elementary Students
Not every school has the advantage of being a 1:1 technology environment. This session will focus on how teachers can successfully integrate technology into their classroom with only a few devices, or even just one device. I will give examples on apps, classroom structure, device management, and more. Much of the session will be about apps that can be used for collaboration and evaluation with just one student or a whole class. Just one device can open the door for students; this session would provide the tools/strategies for making that possible in an elementary classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Cassie Dahl

Cassie Dahl

4th Grade Teacher, Bagley Public Schools
Hi! I am a 4th grade teacher in Bagley, MN. This is my third year teaching (all three years have been in fourth grade). I truly believe that my calling in life was education. I love teaching my kiddos and I love leading professional development sessions for our district. To say that... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Lake Superior A

3:00pm

Using Technology to Increase Critical Thinking
Critical thinking is essential to learning, and a foundational skill for 21st century education. In this session we will investigate the role technology can play in increasing critical thinking in our teaching and learning. Attendees will be provided with web tools and apps that help: build meaning and logical connections, identify and evaluate arguments, detect reasoning and problem solving inconsistencies, evaluate relevance and importance of ideas, and reflect on one's own values and beliefs. Examples will be provided for all grade levels and subject areas, and the focus will be on increasing critical thinking experiences in school activities.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Conzemius

Laurie Conzemius

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


Monday December 14, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Greenway D/E

3:00pm

Digital Classrooms
VGA and Analog connectivity is becoming obsolete so classrooms need to adapt HDMI digital connectivity as the basic building block for the digital classroom. This session will provide an overview of three basic components of the digital classroom: presentation, control and collaboration. Presentation includes projectors, screens, sound reinforcement and assistive listening. Control includes using tablets to control all the technology. Collaboration includes desktop sharing and mobile device sharing

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Monday December 14, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Cedar

3:00pm

A New Dimension to Ideas
4D is a new medium that enhances knowledge transfer on complex information with ease, engages yours students, and brings stories to life like never before. We will explore the process of creating AR experiences using DAQRI’s powerful cloud-hosted creative tool, 4D Studio. We will discuss meaningful ways to integrate augmented reality in your classroom, school, and community. This hands-on workshop will leave you empowered and inspired to bring a whole new dimension to ideas!

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Monday December 14, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Nicollet D

3:00pm

Google Activities for Students
Google offers a variety of free tools that allow students to create, collaborate, and share. In this session, you’ll see some clever activities for students – ideas that are not only quick and easy, but also require creativity and higher-level thinking. Activities will be demonstrated from start to finish using Google Drive.

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Tammy Worcester Tang

Educator Author Presenter, tammytang.com


Monday December 14, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Nicollet A

3:00pm

Herd Cats While Riding a Mule — formMule!
formMule is an add-on for sheets that makes Outlook's email merge functionality look like a fossilized wooly mammoth. Get your geek on with a session dedicated to saving you and your colleagues hundreds of hours chasing down missing assignments, sending progress reports, reminding people to dues for the bowling league, etc. — all with a (seemingly) personal touch. Whether you are classroom teacher, a principal, or a school secretary, formMule will give you back your weekend and make you look like a hero at the same time!

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Stillman

Andrew Stillman

Director of Systems Development, New Visions for Public Schools, New York City
Andrew is the Senior Systems Developer at New Visions for Public Schools and originator of dozens of Apps Script tools for automating workflows in classrooms and schools (Doctopus, autoCrat, formMule, gClassFolders, gClassHub, pageMeister, sheetSpider, formFolio, etc.). Andrew is... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Lakeshore B

3:00pm

Take Your Mobile Learning to the Next Level with ISTE’s Mobile Learning Pathway
We all understand that today’s students need digital-age skills to compete in a global economy. Educators have committed themselves to using mobile technology to deliver anytime, anywhere learning. ISTE has designed a Mobile Learning Implementation Framework with a focus on the importance of digital citizenship in mobile teaching and learning through the Verizon Mobile Learning Academy (VMLA). This session will provide information on how teams from K-12 schools across the United States are taking advantage of ISTE’s free VMLA professional development for lifelong learning.

Speakers
avatar for Jenna Linskens

Jenna Linskens

District Instructional Technology Coach, Seymour Community School District
Dr. Jenna Linskens is an Instructional Technology Coordinator with the Seymour Community School District. She also provides trainings and is a consultant to school districts in technology integration, instructional design, and e-learning in education. With a MAEd in Curriculum & Instruction... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Great Lakes Ballroom B

3:00pm

Teaching Entrepreneurship in K-12 Classrooms
What happens when learning at school is more like working at a startup? No homework. No grades. No exams. No scheduled class periods. No teachers (we’ll get back to this one). A starting point and ending point. A space to gather and work. Opportunities to expand networks and gain experiences. Near continuous feedback. Guidance. If this sounds more like the “real world” and less like “school”, then perhaps schools are not following the wisdom of John Dewey, who stated that school must reflect life, and life must reflect school. Through a combination of storytelling, small group brainstorming, and a mini design project of our own, you will leave with ideas for encouraging entrepreneurial and innovative thinking at any scale and for any age group.

Speakers

Monday December 14, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Nicollet B/C

3:00pm

App Splash: iPad Use In Elementary Classrooms
This session will demonstrate effective use of iPads in a K-2 classroom setting. This rapid-fire session will demonstrate both practice and creation apps. Participants will learn to use different creation apps and see examples of how these apps can be effectively used in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Leusink

Holly Leusink

1-2 Looping Teacher, Northland Pines School District


Monday December 14, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Poster Table 4

3:00pm

Copyright in the Digital World
This session will help attendees gather information on up-to-date copyright information. ISD 196 recently updated and digitized the copyright handbook for media specialists and teachers. In addition, district infographics, a short presentation, and interactive learning tools for students have been created. Training tools and strategies for getting information to staff and students will also be shared.

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Susan Semmler

Teacher, Rosemount High School


Monday December 14, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Poster Table 3

3:00pm

Digital Professional Development for Teachers
Access Heritage E-STEM’s "Teaching with Technology" online course and participate in a personalized learning approach to providing teachers with continual access to professional development.

Speakers
avatar for Craig Roble

Craig Roble

Teacher, School District 197 West St. Paul - Mendota Heights - Eagan


Monday December 14, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Poster Table 2

3:00pm

Electrifying E-Textiles
11th grade students host a digital bling bar where conference attendees make and take a little electric bling home with them (paper hat, ring, bow-tie, or barrette). They can also take a guided tour of student-created E-textile projects on display.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Toll

Laurie Toll

Technology Integration Specialist, Upper Mississippi Academy


Monday December 14, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Poster Table 5

3:00pm

Gamified Small Group Intervention
This session aims to help educators jumpstart their preparation for gamifying small group instruction. In customizing the elements of gamified instruction, teachers are displaying their creativity and innovation, while also showing their attentiveness to the students' collective interests. In working with the students to iron out the details of the classroom's brand of gamification, teachers are also involving the students in planning and troubleshooting challenges and rewards. Learn from one educator's experience in gamifying his instruction to learn the challenges and rewards.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Kelly

Anna Kelly

After-school/Evening Club Leader, Former Math Tutor, Northfield Public Schools
I was a math enrichment tutor at Greenvale Park Elementary School for 2 years. On my second year of tutoring, we gamified our tutoring sessions after winter break, and it was amazing. I am on my third year of being an after-school club leader. Currently, I run Origami Club, Doodle... Read More →


Monday December 14, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Poster Table 1

3:00pm

Noodle Your Way Through Research with Students
NoodleTools is an online library subscription that can be used from 5th grade through 12th grade. This incredible resource will transform the research process for your students. This powerful tool will help your students record their information, organize their research, and cite their sources. It’s all in one place, web based, and user friendly. Stop by to see how NoodleTools can turn your students into master researchers and writers!

Speakers
avatar for Sara Swenson

Sara Swenson

Media Specialist, Edina Public Schools
Media Specialist, Edina High School


Monday December 14, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Poster Table 6

4:30pm

MASA Technology Component Group Meeting
Meeting for the MN Association of School Administrators (MASA) technology component group. All interested leaders welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Swanson

Josh Swanson

Executive Director of Technology, Eden Prairie Public Schools
Personalization of learning, leadership and change management.


Monday December 14, 2015 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Northstar Ballroom A

4:30pm

Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum (MPCC) Summit
Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum Summit: Partner meeting to consider status and future plans. Come and share your experiences, interests, and hopes and dreams for further expansion of collaborative curriculum development.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Voss

Jon Voss

Administrator, Intermediate 287


Monday December 14, 2015 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Lakeshore C
 
Tuesday, December 15
 

7:30am

First Timers Session
First time attending the TIES Education Technology Conference? Come and learn tips and tricks to get the most out of your conference experience 

Speakers
avatar for Susan Herder

Susan Herder

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Mounds View Public Schools
Susan is the Instructional Technology Coordinator for Mounds View Public Schools. A former middle school science teacher, she supports the integration of classroom sets of Chromebooks at all levels and provides support to the professional learning communities around this initiative... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 7:30am - 8:00am
Regency

8:30am

The Innovator’s Mindset
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George Couros

Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning, Parkland School Division


Tuesday December 15, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am
Nicollet A/B/C/D

10:30am

A Day in the Life of an Elementary Chromebook Classroom
In this session, you will have the opportunity to see how we use Chromebooks in our elementary classrooms as a 1:1 device on daily basis. We will walk through common areas of curriculum and the uses within each, as well as how to create independent use during differentiated instruction. We will address how we incorporate digital citizenship throughout the year. This presentation will include links to videos, articles, and many more resources to take back to your teams. Most important, we will provide a virtual walkthrough of a day in our classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Hawkinson

Jamie Hawkinson

Teacher, Edina Public Schools
I am an advocate of positive and effective change. I love to bring new, exciting opportunities into my classroom each year. I have been in education for 15 years and every year gets more exciting. I love to sing. I enjoy being active in my school and home community. And, I love being... Read More →
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Kristen Powell

Teacher, Edina Public Schools
I've been an intermediate grade teacher for over 20 years. Outside of teaching, I enjoy creating music (both vocal and instrumental), traveling to interesting places around the world, reading, fishing, cycling, and puzzles of all kinds.


Tuesday December 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Regency

10:30am

A Growth Mindset Approach to Technology Integration
Though many educators desire to use technology in their classrooms, often a perceived skill deficiency and fear of failure may keep them from taking advantage of the opportunities technology presents to enhance teaching and learning. Carol Dweck's work on Growth Mindset has important implications for how technology coaches and administrators approach technology integration and professional development efforts. By training teachers to develop a growth mindset with regard to technology, we can build their capacity to more meaningfully integrate technology into their instructional practice, embrace challenges, take risks, and collaboratively build a systemwide culture of innovation.

Speakers
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Andrew Hamilton

Director of Information, Northeast Metro Intermediate District 916
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Scott Schwister

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


Tuesday December 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Lake Superior A

10:30am

Adopting 1:1 or BYOD: It's a Marathon Not a Sprint
Does your district have great intentions and great expectations for its future or present 1:1 or BYOD initiative? What if you put the cart before the horse? Join me for a realistic story of the challenges of adopting a 1:1 or BYOD initiative. Going 1:1 or BYOD is a marathon, not a sprint. It involves humility and careful planning. Learn how the School District of River Falls charted a course toward innovative teaching practices aligned to the ISTE standards, and how you can chart or correct your initiative's course for maximum success that involves all stake holders. Many free resources shared!

Speakers
avatar for Cory Klinge

Cory Klinge

Instructional Excellence Coordinator, Eden Prairie Schools, MN
Cory Klinge has 15 years of education and technology experience. He is an Instructional Excellence Coordinator for Eden Prairie Schools in Eden Prairie, MN. Cory earned his Masters of Arts in Education at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. He is an adjunct instructor at St Mary's... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Lakeshore B

10:30am

Badgeification for Motivation
This IGNITE session focuses on how to actively engage students during downtime in a way that promotes student growth and learning while refining their digital prowess and taking differentiation into consideration. In today’s world of fast-paced self learners sitting alongside high-needs students, it’s critical to provide structured curricular activities whenever, and to whomever, downtime presents itself. With an emphasis on the variation of learners in today’s classroom, we’ll discuss what we’re doing in 8th grade at North Junior High to keep our students actively engaged in learning after they’re “finished”.

Speakers
avatar for Johannah Olson

Johannah Olson

8th Grade Team Leader // Science Teacher // Digital Content Leadership, Hopkins Public Schools
Johannah teaches a small group of alternative students at Hopkins North Junior High in both 8th and 9th grades. She is a digital native that enjoys thinking and learning about new ways to engage students as active participants in their own growth and learning development. While she... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom C

10:30am

Because Digital Writing Matters
All the World’s a Stage: Are you a player? Technology makes it easy for anyone to be a published writer, but it doesn't make writing itself an easier. Learn why digital writing matters in the 21st century classroom and explore the best tools (Blogger, Wevideo, Google Sites, and Lucid Press) to create, manage, and assess digital writing. Take a look at various examples of student work and see how it’s changing the way they (and we) learn and share information.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Wallace

Kristin Wallace

Secondary Technology Integrationist, Westonka School District
I am a Technology Integrationist in the Westonka Public Schools. My mission is to engage, enhance and empower learners through our 1:1 Chromebook initiative. My main focus is to find ways technology can personalize learning and enhance skills. As an English teacher with 23 years of... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Nokomis

10:30am

Breakout EDU: Immersive Education Games for the Classroom
We are excited to share that Breakout EDU will have a custom Breakout room for attendees to play at TIES this year. Breakout EDU is a platform for immersive learning games. Rather than another worksheet or Scantron form, players have a set amount of time to navigate a series of mysteries and puzzles in order to open the Breakout EDU box. Games are aligned to different content areas as well as games for adult professional learning. Learn more at BreakoutEDU.com Space is limited to 15 participants per session.

Speakers

Tuesday December 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Executive Boardroom

10:30am

Broadcast LIVE with Hangouts On Air
Learn how to broadcast to the world or to specific audiences using Google Hangouts On Air. Connect with families, professionals, and experts from around the world. Flip your professional development or hold virtual office hours. Connect and collaborate like never before. Share your story for free and enhance your digital footprint by archiving your broadcasts automatically on YouTube. Extend your professional reach and meet your audience anywhere, anytime, and on nearly any device. Join me and let's Hangout On Air.

Speakers

Tuesday December 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway H/I

10:30am

Data Collection to Inform Instruction
You will have concrete examples of data collection tools you can use in your work environment tomorrow to inform learning. Tools discussed include Apple and Google Apps, Google Forms to scripts, video collection and sharing. In addition to sharing data collection tools, we will address best practices on how to deliver, discuss, and move forward with action using the data.

Speakers
JH

Jim Hawthorne

Peer Coach, Edina Public Schools
RJ

Rhonda Jonas

Pear Coach, Edina Public Schools
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Andi Loger

Peer Coach, Edina Public Schools
As a peer coach I am passionate about professional development to support student success through teacher growth. I believe through building relationships and gathering meaningful data, coaching is one of the most powerful tools to teacher growth.
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Libby Sandvick

Teacher Evaluation Coordinator, Edina Public Schools



Tuesday December 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Harriet

10:30am

Digital Citizenship Games and Interactives
As young people participate in digital spaces, they need guidance in how to participate safely and ethically. In this session, learn about nonprofit Common Sense Education’s free digital citizenship interactives and games for students: Digital Passport (grades 3-5), Digital Compass (grades 6-8), and Digital Bytes (grades 9-12). Students practice with decision-making, perspective-taking,and reflecting on their own participation in digital spaces. See how you can engage students with these interactives to teach digital citizenship skills and how you can combine with instruction from Common Sense’s free Digital Literacy & Citizenship curriculum on iBooks.

Speakers
avatar for David Boxer

David Boxer

Director of Information Support Services and Blended Learning Institute Coach, The Blake School
David Boxer has more than seventeen years of experience in the educational technology field, including service as a classroom teacher, curriculum developer and staff developer. He now serves as the Director of Information Support Services at The Blake School in Minneapolis, MN... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Northstar Ballroom B

10:30am

Digitizing My Classroom
Math + Science = Technology! Yes, that’s right, technology. We will show you ideas as to how to use Google Apps as a tool to help students process information and show what they have learned. There are add-ons, extensions, and the basic Google Suite that we use for “real time learning” through Google Forms, Flubaroo, and Google Classroom just to name a few. Together we will show you “old school ways” and “millennial tech ways,” resulting in the sweet spot or as some people call it "effective practice". Come and take ideas back to school.

Speakers
avatar for Dean Dahl

Dean Dahl

6th & 7th Grade Teacher, Edina
Dean’s a 6th grade and 7th Grade teacher at South View Middle School in Edina, MN. He teaches Design Robotics and Middle School Skills (an elementary to middle school transition course). Dean teaches in a 1:1 "Bring Your Own Device" environment, with most being Chromebooks. He is... Read More →
avatar for Meghan Haselbauer

Meghan Haselbauer

Digital Learning Specialist, Elementary, Edina Public Schools
Come talk to me about how much technology has changed and helped your teaching practice to make things amazing for your students. Also come see me about growing hops. We have lots of them.



Tuesday December 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway J

10:30am

Fun & Learning with iBeacons and Beacon Technology
iBeacon is a new technology that allows your mobile device to alert apps when you approach or leave a location with a beacon. Apps can then provide specific data or information directly to the users device. It uses Bluetooth low-energy signals, which many iOS and Android mobile devices detect and has applications in many classroom environments (e.g., sensors to provide data from science experiments). Participants will learn how beacons work and discover many possible applications for the technology. Those with compatible mobile devices will be able to experience the technology firsthand.

Speakers
avatar for Marc Johnson

Marc Johnson

Executive Director, ECMECC
Marc Johnson is the Executive Director of the East Central Minnesota Educational Cable Cooperative, a telecommunications and technology cooperative of 14 K-12 school districts and one technical & community college in East Central Minnesota. Previous to this role, he taught middle... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway D/E

10:30am

Gamification Year 2: The Next Steps in Our Journey
The use of gamification in the classroom allows for students to learn in a new way. It allows them to be creative, think outside of the box, and use technology in a new way in the classroom. It allows teachers to incorporate the most up-to-date technology into their lessons to help students receive authentic and motivating instruction. After gamifiying our Math Interventions class last year, we have made improvements and gone deeper into the gamification process. Come find out how we have been able to further enhance our instruction in our second year of gamification.

Speakers
NM

Nicole Maslowski

Teacher, Sartell - St. Stephen Schools
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Krista Ziemer

Teacher, Sartell - St. Stephen Schools


Tuesday December 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom B

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 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 December 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Calhoun

10:30am

I Get It! Making Thinking Visible
This session will explore various sites and apps that can be used to provide clear evidence of students’ thinking and learning and will help your students develop a deeper understanding of what they’ve read. We will explore sites and apps can be used for close reading, reciprocal teaching, and differentiation at all reading levels. Your students will thank you for it!

Speakers
avatar for Deb Thibault

Deb Thibault

Instructional Coach, White Bear Lake Area Schools


Tuesday December 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Minnehaha

10:30am

Look Before You Leap: Crafting Digital Learning Plans
In this session, participants will be introduced to a process to thoughtfully integrate digital learning into their classrooms. Attendees will gain tangible ideas, goals, and tools to begin designing and developing digital age learning experiences for students at all grade levels. While it would be beneficial to attend this session in district teams, it is not necessary because individuals will also be able to take the process and tools back to their own districts.

Speakers
JB

Jennifer Berkner

Tech Coordinator/Media Specialist, Blue Earth Area Schools
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Jodee Lund

Technology Integration Specialist, Minnewaska Area Public Schools
My name is Jodee Lund and this is my first year as a Technology Integration Specialist for Minnewaska Area School District. For the past 5 years I taught high school Social Studies for Blue Earth Area High School along with being their technology coach. I earned my Bachelor's Degree... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

10:30am

New Musical Connections Through Technology
For 25 years, MacPhail Center for Music, a community music school based in Minneapolis, has been a national leader in developing partnerships in collaboration with schools, hospitals, senior residencies, and other organizations. Created in response to rural communities seeking to supplement the learning in their schools, MacPhail’s Online Partnership Program is a broadband-intensive, innovative music learning program where 200+ MacPhail Teaching Artists connect with schools and early childhood centers. This session will talk about MacPhail’s Online Partnership Program and the intricacies of teaching live interactive music lessons via video conferencing and Skype.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Adney

Bob Adney

Online School Partnerships Lead Teacher, MacPhail Center for Music
I am the lead teacher for MacPhail's Online School Partnership program. These music lessons are catered to the needs of our school partners. The lessons include full band/choir/orchestra/jazz band rehearsals. Sectional work with specific sections of your ensemble and group lessons... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Drebelbis

Sarah Drebelbis

Online Services Manager, MacPhail Center for Music
MacPhail Center for Music, a 108-year old non-profit community music school, is making music across the state! Our Online Partnership Program utilizes our successful 25-year old community partnership model to customize music programming, supporting educators throughout the state of... Read More →
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Pete Royer

LCTN Director, LCTN
CW

Chris Waterbury

Director of IT, MacPhail Center for Music


Tuesday December 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Isles

10:30am

Our Flexible Learning and MakerSpace Journey
In our ever-changing educational environment, the role the classroom is more than just desks inside walls. Learning is not only passive listening, quiet research, or silent reading. Instead, schools are integrating more vibrant, active learning spaces. Come discover and discuss ideas of how to reimagine learning spaces of the library media center and classrooms. See how creative opportunities such as MakerSpaces can support innovation in your school as they have at Hopkins North Junior High. Come ready to see ways to tinker, play, explore, and create.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Legatt

Jen Legatt

Library Media Specialist


Tuesday December 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Nicollet D

10:30am

Pathway to Personalized Professional Development
For professional learning to make an impact it must be relevant, purposeful, and personalized for the adult learner. In this session, you’ll learn why personalizing learning is essential for today’s educator, what it means to personalize professional development, and which design elements are guaranteed to make an impact and move your staff closer to their learning goals. In this collaborative session, you will learn from your fellow participants as you create personalized pathways for professional development. You’ll leave with an action plan for bringing personalized learning to your district’s next professional development event.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Ament

Michelle Ament

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

Rachel Gorton

Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Schools
avatar for Jen Hegna

Jen Hegna

Director of Information and Learning Technology, Byron Public Schools
Director of Information and Learning Technology for Byron Public Schools(MN). I am a dreamer, collaborator, and a learning addict!
avatar for Matt Hillmann

Matt Hillmann

Director of Administrative Services, Northfield Public Schools


Tuesday December 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom A3

10:30am

STEM in the Blended Classroom
Bring new life to stale STEM activities with new online tools like Google Apps, Codebender, and DocentEDU. Blending your STEM labs can have big impacts on student engagement, motivation, comprehension, and classroom management. We’ll get hands-on with these tools and go through a few example labs. Bring a lab you want to update or leave with a new one.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Nupen

Matt Nupen

STEM teacher, DocentEDU
STEM teacher and co-founder of DocentEDU


Tuesday December 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway B/C

10:30am

Tech Nerd Camp: Summer Professional Development to Introduce Tech Tools
Tech Nerd Camp is a summer professional development program to prepare teachers to use technology in their classrooms. Mounds View is a GAFE district and we are implementing Chromebooks so the focus of our camp was on tools that would be useful for our teachers. The Tech Nerd Camp idea could be modified to accommodate other technology initiatives and to fit a different, less nerdy theme. The camp included a face-to-face kickoff session, nine online activities, and a face-to-face collaborative project. The estimated time commitment for teachers was 45 hours.

Speakers
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Gina Fosse

Spanish Teacher, Mounds View Public Schools
avatar for Emily Hope Hofher

Emily Hope Hofher

Media Specialist, Mounds View Public Schools
avatar for Ryan Monson

Ryan Monson

Technology Coach, Mounds View Public Schools
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Jenna Pomraning

Media Specialist, Mounds View Public Schools


Tuesday December 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
St. Croix

10:30am

The Art of Math: Arts, Tech, and Math Integration
Art is everywhere, even in math! In this hands-on session, you will take the role of a 5th grade student to experience learning about graffiti art and the time lapse movie production media artform while also incorporating 5th grade high-priority geometry math benchmarks! This Saint Paul Public Schools’ DigitalWorks unit is easily transferable to various grades and contexts, and is a creative, innovative, and student-centered way of engaging students in their learning.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Draayer

Stephanie Draayer

Palmer Lake Elementary Technology Integration Specialist, Osseo Area Schools
I am a Technology Integration Specialist at Palmer Lake Elementary - Osseo Area Schools. Half of my job is instructing Technology classes as a specialist, and half of my day is spent working on professional development and coaching and collaborating with teachers. I spent my first... Read More →
avatar for Susannah Harris

Susannah Harris

Specialist, Saint Paul Public Schools
Susannah Harris is the Elementary Lead Arts Specialist for the DigitalWorks Media Arts program, where she assists in the professional development and creation of media arts-integrated curriculum for grades 3-5. She previously worked for Minneapolis Public Schools’ Elementary Literacy... Read More →



Tuesday December 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Minnetonka

10:30am

Tips and Tricks for Mac and iOS
Learn some tips and tricks to get the most out of your iPad or Mac for both personal productivity and for teaching and learning.

Speakers
CD

Charles Duarte

Apple, Apple
Apple Inc.


Tuesday December 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Skyway

10:30am

Using Google Forms for Formative Assessment
In this session, participants will learn how to use Google Forms in a multitude of ways for formative assessment. Whether integrated as an online lesson or used as a stand-alone warm-up, review, quiz, or exit ticket, Google Forms can give both the teacher and student feedback using the add-on Flubaroo. Students can receive their answers and personalized feedback via email immediately. Or, alternatively, Google Forms can be layered, so depending on a response (correct/incorrect), students can be sent different places (next question or opportunity to reteach/relearn). This is a great way to differentiate lessons. The possibilities are endless!

Speakers
avatar for Joanna Trudgeon

Joanna Trudgeon

Math Teacher, White Bear Lake Area Schools



Tuesday December 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway F/G

10:30am

Using Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum (MPCC)-created Digital Curriculum
Hear from a panel of educators how Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum (MPCC) digital curriculum is being used in classrooms across Minnesota. Nearly 190 districts in Minnesota have collaborated for two years to create digital curriculum aligned with the Minnesota Academic Standards for grades 3-12 in the core content areas. MPCC is producing high-quality courses that everyone owns, shares, and can update easily with new information. Learn how Minnesota teachers are implementing these materials. Find out how you can participate and influence further creation of effective, rigorous digital curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Voss

Jon Voss

Administrator, Intermediate 287
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Jessica Wiley

Project Coordinator, Intermediate 287


Tuesday December 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Greenway A

10:30am

Using OzoBots and Osmos to Foster 21st Century Skills
The use of Ozobots and Osmos in classrooms allows for the facilitation of “Life Skills Through Creative Play”. These innovative tools engage learners in unique ways. By using tangible manipulatives and complementary apps, teachers can design learning experiences that stimulate critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration. You will receive relevant information about these modern technologies and their use in classroom settings. After learning about the tools, skills, and ISTE standards, you will engage in a hands-on exploration of innovative learning tools. Follow @000Dave before the session for complimentary apps to make the most of the session.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Blanchard

Dave Blanchard

District Curriculum Coordinator, Cambridge-Isanti Schools
I am a District Curriculum and PD Coordinator for Cambridge-Isanti Schools. I am very excited to have the opportunity to be involved education during a time where incredible technology is in the hands of students! I enjoy exploring the latest pieces educational technology and collaborating... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Lake Superior B

10:30am

Westonka Tech Interns: Student-led Chromebook Rep
Westonka Technology Interns are students who support and repair the 1:1 Chromebook initiative in the Westonka School District. Launched in fall 2014, the students have repaired all damaged devices and supported the secondary teachers and students in the Westonka School District. Students are allowed to select a WTI Pathway Project (similar to Google’s 20% time) to work on in their spare time. You will bring back to your district an outline of how to start a program in your own district and hear from some of the students in the program how this class has impacted their lives.

Speakers
avatar for Sue Simonson

Sue Simonson

Business/Technology Teacher, Mound Westonka High School
I have been teaching in the Westonka School District for 14 years. In 2014, I returned to classroom after serving for three years as the district Technology Integrationist. I attended the Google Teacher Academy in Chicago in July of 2013 to become a Google Certified Teacher/Innovator... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Lakeshore C

10:30am

What? Social Media Can Be Positive for My School?!?
"Did you hear what happened on social media?" "Did you see what he just posted?" While these are common expressions, schools can use social media to cultivate a positive culture. Come to this session to see how schools are using social media tools to highlight the positive for students, teachers, and communities. Practical uses will be displayed with a chance to explore how it can fit your school culture.

Speakers
avatar for Darren Ellwein

Darren Ellwein

Harrisburg South MS Principal, Harrisburg South Middle School
Ellwein has been a principal for eight years but has always had a passion for technology. He believes technology has the transformational potential for growth in learning, for teachers and students. He has made sure every staff member at Harrisburg South Middle School (HSMS) has a... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Lakeshore A

10:30am

Aligning Standards To Digital Tools & eResources
During this session, I will discuss how digital tools and e-resources align with critical learning standards including ISTE's NETS, AASL's Standards for the 21st Century Learner, and the Common Core State Standards. You will learn how digital tools and e-resources within MackinVIA can support your instruction and assessment of these fundamental skills. You will leave with a toolbox of amazing new ideas and resources.


Tuesday December 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Cedar

10:30am

How a PLN Can Change Your Life: The Power of Social Media
This presentation focuses on the journey of connecting with people worldwide to grow as an educator and a person. We will look at social media and the impact it is having on education. This journey includes why it is important to create a Personal Learning Network (PLN) and how it will benefit you, your teaching, your leadership, and your students. Change your life with a PLN!

Speakers

Tuesday December 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Nicollet A

10:30am

Live Coding in Apps Script: Let's Build Something New Right Now or Fail Trying!
I will choose a new build request from the group and attempt to make it LIVE, in front of the room while articulating my coding / thinking process and fielding questions. This will be a fun session for anyone who aspires to write their own apps scripts and add-ons, or who might be curious to see how code gets written and debugged.  Be warned: There are no guarantees we will be successful!

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Stillman

Andrew Stillman

Director of Systems Development, New Visions for Public Schools, New York City
Andrew is the Senior Systems Developer at New Visions for Public Schools and originator of dozens of Apps Script tools for automating workflows in classrooms and schools (Doctopus, autoCrat, formMule, gClassFolders, gClassHub, pageMeister, sheetSpider, formFolio, etc.). Andrew is... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Great Lakes Ballroom A2

10:30am

Tammy's Favorite Technology Tips, Tricks, and Tools
There are so many new technology gadgets, apps, and websites that it is nearly impossible to keep up. In this fast-paced session, I will share my favorite newly discovered tips, tricks, and tools for teachers and students.

Speakers
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Tammy Worcester Tang

Educator Author Presenter, tammytang.com


Tuesday December 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Nicollet B/C

10:30am

TIES Playground
Thinking of incorporating coding, making, or other tech related creativity into your classroom? Spend some time in the TIES 2015 Playground getting hands-on experience in these areas. Make coding and programming fun with Bee-Bots and Scratch, test out your piano skills on a MaKey MaKey, and see how MakerSpaces have been incorporated into schools. Opportunities to explore the latest devices and trends will give you a wealth of ideas and inspiration. Experience hands-on learning in the TIES 2015 Playground!

Tuesday December 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Northwoods

10:30am

Augmented Reality in the Classroom
Imagine living in the magical world of Harry Potter where the school hallways are lined with paintings that are alive and interactive! Now imagine creating an atmosphere like that for your students. Augmented reality (AR) allows educators and students to do just that: unlock or create layers of digital information on top of the physical world that can be viewed through an Android or iOS device. We will show how we have used Aurasma and other AR apps in my 1st grade classroom as well as other uses across all grade levels.

Speakers
avatar for Renee Fedderson

Renee Fedderson

First Grade Teacher, Breckenridge Public School Independent School District #846
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Miriam Tobola

Technology Integrationist, Breckenridge Pubic Schools
I am a technology integration specialist who loves to learn new things and explore technology with teachers and students. I am a former K-12 art teacher, instructional designer, and instructional coach. I have worked in 1:1 districts u