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Monday, December 14
 

10:30am CST

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
TD

Tallack Dosdall

High School Teacher/Technology Integrationist, Morris Area Schools
BH

Britney House

High School Teacher, Morris Area Schools
PR

Peggy Rinkenberger

High School Teacher, Morris Area Schools


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

10:30am CST

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 CST
Executive Boardroom

10:30am CST

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 CST
Harriet

10:30am CST

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
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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 CST
Greenway J

10:30am CST

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
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Mandy Froehlich

Author, Speaker, Consultant, Divergent EDU
Mandy Froehlich passionately encourages educators to create innovative change in their classrooms. Her interest lies in reinvigorating and re-engaging teachers back into their profession, as well as what’s needed to support teachers in their pursuit of innovative and divergent thinking... 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 CST
Greenway F/G

10:30am CST

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
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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 CST
Great Lakes Ballroom C

10:30am CST

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
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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 CST
Lake Superior A

10:30am CST

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 CST
Skyway

10:30am CST

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 CST
Greenway B/C

10:30am CST

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
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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 CST
Regency

10:30am CST

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

EL Teacher, Lakeaires Elementary


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

10:30am CST

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 CST
Greenway D/E

10:30am CST

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 CST
Great Lakes Ballroom B

10:30am CST

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 is an Apple Distinguished Educator and 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... Read More →


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

10:30am CST

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
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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 grandchildren! She taught Spanish for 26 years and holds a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on technology from the University... Read More →


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

10:30am CST

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

Interim Superintendent of Schools, 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 CST
Greenway H/I

10:30am CST

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
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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 CST
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

10:30am CST

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, 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 CST
Greenway A

10:30am CST

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 CST
Minnehaha

10:30am CST

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 CST
Isles

10:30am CST

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 CST
Lake Superior B

10:30am CST

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
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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, international collaboration, culturally inclusive education



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

10:30am CST

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 CST
Calhoun

10:30am CST

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 CST
Minnetonka

10:30am CST

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 CST
St. Croix

11:45am CST

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 CST
Great Lakes Ballroom B

11:45am CST

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 CST
Nicollet D

11:45am CST

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 11:45am - 12:35pm CST
Executive Boardroom

11:45am CST

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 CST
Lake Superior B

11:45am CST

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 CST
Great Lakes Ballroom A2

11:45am CST

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 CST
Isles

11:45am CST

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 CST
Lakeshore C

11:45am CST

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 CST
Regency

11:45am CST

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 CST
Great Lakes Ballroom C

11:45am CST

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 CST
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

11:45am CST

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 CST
Greenway B/C

11:45am CST

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 CST
Greenway F/G

11:45am CST

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 CST
Greenway A

11:45am CST

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 CST
Lake Superior A

11:45am CST

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 CST
Skyway

11:45am CST

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 CST
Minnehaha

11:45am CST

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 CST
Greenway H/I

11:45am CST

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 CST
Northstar Ballroom B

11:45am CST

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 CST
Greenway D/E

11:45am CST

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 CST
St. Croix

11:45am CST

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 CST
Greenway J

12:50pm CST

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 CST
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

12:50pm CST

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.

Speakers
avatar for Craig Roble

Craig Roble

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


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

12:50pm CST

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.

Speakers

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

12:50pm CST

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.

Speakers
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 CST
Lakeshore A

12:50pm CST

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

Instructional Technology Coach, Minnetonka Public Schools
Teacher, Mom of 3, Tech Coach, Innovator, Creative Problem Solver, and Lifelong Learner. I am a creative, enthusiastic and curious educator who inspires teachers and students to continue their journey with technology integration. I enjoy empowering teachers in our 1:1 iPad program... Read More →
avatar for Gina Nelson

Gina Nelson

Teacher, Minnetonka Public Schools


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

12:50pm CST

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.

Speakers
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 Public Schools
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 CST
Greenway D/E

12:50pm CST

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.

Speakers
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 CST
Greenway B/C

12:50pm CST

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.

Speakers
avatar for Jan Hertel

Jan Hertel

past teacher, Social Studies Department Chair, Hastings Public Schools


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

12:50pm CST

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.

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 →


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

12:50pm CST

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.

Speakers
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 CST
Greenway A

12:50pm CST

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 CST
Nicollet B/C

12:50pm CST

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 CST
Nicollet A

12:50pm CST

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.

Speakers

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

12:50pm CST

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!

Speakers
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 CST
Greenway J

12:50pm CST

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.

Speakers
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 CST
Greenway F/G

12:50pm CST

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
avatar for Lana Peterson

Lana Peterson

Director of Community Engagement, University of Minnesota
avatar for Cassandra Scharber

Cassandra Scharber

Associate Professor of Learning Technologies, UMN
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 12:50pm - 1:40pm CST
Minnehaha

12:50pm CST

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 12:50pm - 1:40pm CST
St. Croix

12:50pm CST

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 CST
Lake Superior B

12:50pm CST

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.

Speakers
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 CST
Lakeshore B

12:50pm CST

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.

Speakers
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 CST
Nicollet D

1:55pm CST

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 CST
Great Lakes Ballroom C

1:55pm CST

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 CST
Great Lakes Ballroom A2

1:55pm CST

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
avatar for David Boxer

David Boxer

Director of Information Support Services, 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 CST
Greenway J

1:55pm CST

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 1:55pm - 2:45pm CST
Executive Boardroom

1:55pm CST

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 CST
Northstar Ballroom B

1:55pm CST

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 CST
Lakeshore A

1:55pm CST

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
CD

Charles Duarte

Apple, Apple
Apple Inc.


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

1:55pm CST

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 CST
Greenway D/E

1:55pm CST

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 →
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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.
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Matt Nupen

STEM teacher, DocentEDU
STEM teacher and co-founder of DocentEDU
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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 →
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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 CST
Lakeshore C

1:55pm CST

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
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Chris Dibble

Technology Integration Specialist, Faribault Public Schools
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Maria Hanson

District Technology Coordinator, Faribault Public Schools
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Corey Luettel

Technology Integration Specialist, Faribault Public Schools


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

1:55pm CST

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
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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 CST
Greenway H/I

1:55pm CST

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
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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 →
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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 CST
Lakeshore B

1:55pm CST

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
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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 CST
Greenway A

1:55pm CST

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
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Katie Gohl

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

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


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

1:55pm CST

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
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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 CST
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

1:55pm CST

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
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Andy Richter

Band Director, Edina Public Schools


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

1:55pm CST

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
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Mark Wallace

Classroom Teacher, Edina Public Schools


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

1:55pm CST

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 CST
Greenway F/G

1:55pm CST

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
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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.
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Rick Yonker

Science & Technology Specialist, Farmington Area 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 CST
Nicollet A

1:55pm CST

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
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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 CST
Lake Superior B

1:55pm CST

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 CST
St. Croix

1:55pm CST

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 CST
Nokomis

1:55pm CST

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
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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 →
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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 CST
Lake Superior A

3:00pm CST

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
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Lynnea West

i-Learn Coordinator, Eden Prairie Public Schools


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

3:00pm CST

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
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Anne Cameron

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


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

3:00pm CST

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.

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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 CST
Lake Superior B

3:00pm CST

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 CST
Executive Boardroom

3:00pm CST

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
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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 CST
Regency

3:00pm CST

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
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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 CST
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

3:00pm CST

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!

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Kim Depuydt

Teacher, Saint Peter Public Schools
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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 CST
Great Lakes Ballroom C

3:00pm CST

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
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Deanna Kovash

Technology Integrationist, Perham-Dent Schools
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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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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 CST
Greenway J

3:00pm CST

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
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Jo Jacobson

Digital Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
Hello! My name is Jo Jacobson and I am a Digital Learning Coach (Technology Integration Specialist) for Eastern Carver County Schools in Chaska, Minnesota and a Google Certified Trainer. I work closely with teachers integrating, personalizing and blending technology and instruction... Read More →
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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.
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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 CST
Lakeshore A

3:00pm CST

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

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

3:00pm CST

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 →
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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 CST
Greenway F/G

3:00pm CST

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
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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 CST
Nokomis

3:00pm CST

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

Instructional Technology Specialist, ECMECC
Twitter: @ecmeccjon


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

3:00pm CST

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 →
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Peder Vernon Nelson

Oregon State University


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

3:00pm CST

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.
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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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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!
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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 CST
Great Lakes Ballroom A2

3:00pm CST

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 CST
Greenway A

3:00pm CST

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 CST
St. Croix

3:00pm CST

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 CST
Isles

3:00pm CST

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 CST
Lake Superior A

3:00pm CST

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 CST
Greenway D/E

4:30pm CST

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 CST
Northstar Ballroom A

4:30pm CST

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 CST
Lakeshore C
 
Tuesday, December 15
 

10:30am CST

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 →
avatar for Kristen Powell

Kristen Powell

Teacher Gr 4 - Creek Valley, 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 CST
Regency

10:30am CST

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
avatar for Andrew Hamilton

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 CST
Lake Superior A

10:30am CST

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 CST
Lakeshore B

10:30am CST

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 CST
Great Lakes Ballroom C

10:30am CST

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 CST
Nokomis

10:30am CST

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 CST
Executive Boardroom

10:30am CST

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 CST
Greenway H/I

10:30am CST

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
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Jim Hawthorne

Peer Coach, Edina Public Schools
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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 CST
Harriet

10:30am CST

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, 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 CST
Northstar Ballroom B

10:30am CST

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 CST
Greenway J

10:30am CST

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
Twitter: @marccjohnson


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

10:30am CST

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
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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 CST
Great Lakes Ballroom B

10:30am CST

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 CST
Calhoun

10:30am CST

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 CST
Minnehaha

10:30am CST

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
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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 CST
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

10:30am CST

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
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Chris Waterbury

Director of IT, MacPhail Center for Music


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

10:30am CST

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 CST
Nicollet D

10:30am CST

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.
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Rachel Gorton

Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Schools
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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!
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Matt Hillmann

Director of Administrative Services, Northfield Public Schools


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

10:30am CST

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 CST
Greenway B/C

10:30am CST

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
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Emily Hope Hofher

Media Specialist, Mounds View Public Schools
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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 CST
St. Croix

10:30am CST

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 CST
Minnetonka

10:30am CST

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
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Charles Duarte

Apple, Apple
Apple Inc.


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

10:30am CST

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 CST
Greenway F/G

10:30am CST

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 CST
Greenway A

10:30am CST

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

Faculty - School of Education, Saint Cloud State University
I'm faculty in the Teacher Development Department at the School of Education (Saint Cloud State University). Leading courses in educational practices, information media, instructional design, and technology integration - I have the pleasure to work with pre-service teachers and teachers... Read More →


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

10:30am CST

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 CST
Lakeshore C

10:30am CST

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 CST
Lakeshore A

11:45am CST

1:1 Science: Unleash the Possibilities
Come and hear about the variety of ways iPads have transformed secondary science classrooms in Minnetonka. You will hear examples from areas of physical science, life science, Earth science, physics, as well as accelerated courses and AP. Leave this session with simple and elaborate ways to integrate iPads in meaningful ways. See how technology integration can transform science education by making the student learning experience more personalized, creation driven, and relevant for today’s learners.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Hoehne

Kim Hoehne

Technology Integrationist/Science Teacher, Minnetonka Public Schools
Kim Hoehne has been teaching science at Minnetonka High School for 18 years. Kim received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Bethel University and became a Nationally Board Certified Teacher in 2010. She has a passion for integrating inquiry with technology in her classroom... Read More →
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Sara Hunt

Instructional Technology Coach, Minnetonka Public Schools
Teacher, Mom of 3, Tech Coach, Innovator, Creative Problem Solver, and Lifelong Learner. I am a creative, enthusiastic and curious educator who inspires teachers and students to continue their journey with technology integration. I enjoy empowering teachers in our 1:1 iPad program... Read More →
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Ben Stanerson

Technology Integrationist/Science Teacher, Minnetonka Public Schools
Ben is currently a Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) working with iPad integration at Minnetonka High School.   Prior to his current role, Ben was a High School Physics and Physical Science teacher for 10 years, and an active member of many pilot programs using technology in the... Read More →
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Frederick Stock

Teacher, Minnetonka Public Schools
I am a middle school science teacher who teaches 6th grade accelerated science, 7th life science and 8th grade earth science.
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Shelly Traver

Science Teacher, Minnetonka Public Schools
Shelly Traver has been an Instructional Technology Coach for three years in the elementary buildings of Minnetonka Public Schools. Along with the work on iPads, she has presented on Schoology in the classroom, Smart Notebook, Smart Tables, Google in Education, and many individual... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm CST
Lakeshore C

11:45am CST

Blended Learning: An Elementary Video Adventure
Explore how teacher- and student-created videos can support diverse learners, free up time in the classroom, and provide for alternative ways to assess student learning. Video provides a way to visually represent concepts, reinforce procedures, and offer a platform for students to reflect on their learning and share their knowledge with others. This session will include information on getting started, involving families, and engaging students in the process.

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Pierson

Shelly Pierson

Library Media Center Director, School District of Altoona
I am passionate about learning and student centered classrooms, creating environments where students challenge themselves and each other, and where students and staff feel inspired.


Tuesday December 15, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm CST
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

11:45am CST

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.

Speakers

Tuesday December 15, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm CST
Isles

11:45am CST

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 11:45am - 12:35pm CST
Executive Boardroom

11:45am CST

Build, Measure, Learn, Rebuild
Students and teachers need more than learning and teaching rote knowledge. They need a passion for continuous learning. See how collaboration between a teacher and an instructional coach has encouraged the building of curriculum based on 4Cs, measuring through formative assessment, learning from assessments, and rebuilding to facilitate personalized learning. Changing the mindset from a teacher-directed to a student-directed classroom will be a major focus of this presentation.

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 Lindsay Welch

Lindsay Welch

English Teacher, Eden Prairie Schools
I have taught 7th and 8th grade English for 15 years at Central Middle School in Eden Prairie. I am continuously inspired by collaborating with my colleagues, learning on Twitter and conferences like these and of course, by my students!


Tuesday December 15, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm CST
Greenway H/I

11:45am CST

Coding with Students? Yes, You Can!
Coding is considered a new and necessary literacy. In addition to being fun and engaging, programming is highly educational. It offers learners the skills of critical thinking, problem solving, persistence, collaboration, and communication. It also aligns with many K-8 Common Core English language arts and math standards. Students will explain a variety of coding apps that they have explored and what they have learned on their personal coding journey.

Speakers
MB

Mark Brown

Elementary Teacher, Eden Prairie Schools
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Laurie Callies

Instructional Excellence Coordinator, Eden Prairie Schools
Proud Educator for 20+ Years. Passionate about the Journey. Committed to continuous learning for each individual.


Tuesday December 15, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm CST
Great Lakes Ballroom C

11:45am CST

Create a Film Festival to Engage Young Writers
Join us to learn about our first annual schoolwide film festival (grades 1-5, plus alumni). You will learn strategies to start your own class and/or school film festival. We will share ideas for getting staff, community members, and parents involved. We will provide all documentation developed for the festival process (e.g., writing strategies, information letters, permission forms, writing/filming rubrics, jury selection, media promotion, and event coordination). We will highlight numerous apps and processes our student used in their film production (e.g., green screen, stop-motion, live acting, voice recording, film editing).

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Athas

Aaron Athas

Library Media Specialist, Eau Claire Area School District
avatar for Jeremy Harrison

Jeremy Harrison

Teacher, Eau Claire Area School District
Jeremy Harrison has been teaching in the Eau Claire Area School District since 2000. He spent 11 years working as a traditional middle school math and science teacher with experience in theater design and construction. He is currently in his 8th year teaching at the public Montessori... Read More →
avatar for Jen Peck

Jen Peck

teacher, Chippewa Valley Montessori Charter School
I am excited to share our school's Film Festrval with attendees. I hope once people hear from our five student presenters about how they used film to bring their stories to life as part of our Festival, others will want to bring this kind of opportunity to their own students. I have... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm CST
Lake Superior A

11:45am CST

Engaging Literacy Tools for the Classroom
There are many ways to pique the curiosity of your students. Come and learn about current, web-based literacy resources that will engage your students in the classroom! Participants will have the opportunity to learn and explore the resources discussed throughout the session. Embrace ideas that will have your students excited from the first day of school!

Speakers
avatar for Holly Brunson

Holly Brunson

Intervention Specialist, Osseo Area Schools
I have been a part of the Osseo Area School District for the past 6 years. I am always looking for ways in which I can incorporate technology into my teaching to enhance student learning. I believe that we are doing students a disservice by not allowing them to dabble in and explore... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm CST
Great Lakes Ballroom A2

11:45am CST

Engaging Teachers in Technology Integration
We will share how Austin High School made tech integration a bottom-up movement instead of a top-down directive. A technology exploration group of 15 teachers met regularly throughout the 2014-2015 school year to get an understanding of our school's barriers to technology integration. Once these barriers were defined, we worked to eliminate them through cooperation with IT, district administration, students, and other teachers. This process led us to the 2015-2016 school year, during which we will be conducting a 9th grade laptop pilot with plans to be fully 1:1 in 2016-2017.

Speakers
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Andrea Malo

Assistant Principal, 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.


Tuesday December 15, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm CST
Lakeshore A

11:45am CST

Establish Relational Nirvana with Diverse Students
During our session we will model how to use your learning management system, Chrome apps and extensions, and various websites to set the tone for accessible learning and culturally relevant instruction. We will demonstrate how we use a blend of face-to-face activity and digital tools to creatively reach students and give all a voice they can own. Participants will leave with several activities ready-to-go that will engage, enliven, and set a tone for open relationships among all students.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Fransen

Angela Fransen

Digital Learning Coordinator, St. Louis Park Public Schools
avatar for Nathan Tangen

Nathan Tangen

Digital Learning Coordinator, St. Louis Park Public Schools


Tuesday December 15, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm CST
Lakeshore B

11:45am CST

Get Funding for Your Classroom Projects and Ideas
Are you interested in starting a MakerSpace at your school? How about acquiring a 3D printer for your classroom? Dollars are accessible for whatever your innovative teaching idea might be. This session will introduce attendees to the crowdfunding process and basic grant writing for educators. We'll share successful examples and teacher testimonials, and give beginners the resources they need and steps to take to get started. It's easy! Education Minnesota Foundation Director Dayonna Knutson will be on hand to discuss grants available to Minnesota educators.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Drewelow

Ben Drewelow

Special Education Instructor & innovation Coach, Intermediate District 287
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Jonathan Jones

EBD/Multimedia Instructor, Intermediate District 287


Tuesday December 15, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm CST
St. Croix

11:45am CST

Getting Creative with Book Creator
Let your students show subject mastery by creating an eBook! Join me in learning how to use one of my favorite apps, Book Creator. The app allows students and teachers to add text, pictures, drawings, and recordings to a book that can be opened in iBooks. Easily share the book with Cloud Storage such as Dropbox or Google Drive. Ideal for picture books, photo books, art books, cookbooks, manuals, reports, textbooks, and more. Participants will leave prepared with the skills to create eBooks and workbooks as well as the knowledge to successfully implement Book Creator with their students. Please download Book Creator app and Hello Crayons prior to attending this session.

Speakers
avatar for Kara Damm

Kara Damm

Technology Integration Specialist, Worthington Public Schools
My husband and I are both in education. He is a biology teacher and I am a Technology Integration Specialist . We have two beautiful children, Dante and Brealyn.I enjoy to travel and spend time with my family. We love camping and hiking when we are out. I can't wait until spring/summer... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm CST
Greenway D/E

11:45am CST

Google Classroom for Elementary? How??
Have you heard all the hype about Google Classroom but wonder how in the heck to implement it in your elementary classroom? Join me as we take baby steps to implementing Google Classroom in the elementary setting. Participants will leave with step-by-step instructions, resources, and the spark to get Google Classroom started in their own classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Jen LaFrinier

Jen LaFrinier

Intervention/Title One Teacher, White Bear Lake Area Schools


Tuesday December 15, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm CST
Nicollet A

11:45am CST

Implementation of a K-12 Computer Science Program
We will share the process used for implementing a K-12 computer science program in Minnetonka Public Schools. Specific applications used will be shared as well as the support structure and the potential for the future with coding.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Engebretson

Jeremy Engebretson

Technology Coach, Minnetonka Public Schools
avatar for Lisa Reed

Lisa Reed

Teacher, Minnetonka Public Schools


Tuesday December 15, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm CST
Greenway J

11:45am CST

Invigorating the Student Experience via PICE Learning
We are breaking down traditional barriers to student learning and our students have never been more engaged! By introducing PICE Learning, we are rejecting the myth that teaching and learning are isolated experiences that occur within the four walls of a classroom. The PICE approach gives students ownership over their learning while using the Common Core Standards. Students are able to connect with each other and learn independently in the 21st century.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Drill

Ashley Drill

Teacher, Wayzata Public Schools
avatar for Jamie Tewksbury

Jamie Tewksbury

Teacher, Wayzata Public Schools


Tuesday December 15, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm CST
Minnehaha

11:45am CST

Maker Campus: More Than Just a Space
This session will outline how we created and successfully implemented our STEAM Maker Campus. We have developed an environment of spaces to foster collaboration, creativity, content mastery, and communication as students explore, create, and engineer. Our purpose is to help students develop skills that will ensure they are career and college ready. Our session will highlight and show how students are demonstrating their learning in new and complex ways. Maker materials will be displayed to allow for demonstration and participant exploration. Throughout this session will share our maker success story.

Speakers
avatar for Kurt Becker

Kurt Becker

Cuyuna Range Elementary Principal, Cuyuna Range Elementary
I am in my sixth year as the principal of Cuyuna Range Elementary School in Crosby, MN. I spent fifteen years as an elementary classroom teacher and five years as a director of curriculum and assessment prior to joining the CRES team. I am driven by the belief that students deserve... Read More →
avatar for Allison Larsen

Allison Larsen

Technology Coach, Crosby-Ironton Schools
This is my fifth year with the Crosby-Ironton School District. I spent four of these years teaching 5th grade and have recently moved into the position of our K-12 Technology Coach. It is my goal to revolutionize student learning with the integration of technology. I am incredibly... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm CST
Greenway F/G

11:45am CST

MakerSpaces & Design Thinking: Leading with Why
MakerSpaces are an emerging trend, but they are not merely about tools and space. We will examine constructivism, design thinking, and the art of criticism to demonstrate that these concepts are nothing new, but are an integral part of the maker movement. This session will look at how design thinking helps students become resilient creators and thoughtful critics. You will also take away tips and real-life experiences to help you think about setting up your own school MakerSpace.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Qualey

Karen Qualey

Digital Learning Coordinator, Bloomington Public Schools


Tuesday December 15, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm CST
Northstar Ballroom B

11:45am CST

Native iPad Apps = High Quality Student Academic Work
The Minnesota Academic Standards ask students to use digital multimedia formats and digital writing that is published and shared with a larger audience. Using the standards as a guide, our goal is to have students publish work at a high academic level that looks professional. Both of these characteristics are made possible using Apple applications such as Pages, Keynote, Numbers, and iMovie. Students at Heritage E-STEM Magnet School are using native apps on iPad to complete assignments that incorporate standards and look amazing. Attendees will be shown several student projects and then walk through the teacher planning and student work that was necessary to complete high quality work worth sharing.

Speakers
avatar for Craig Roble

Craig Roble

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


Tuesday December 15, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm CST
Skyway

11:45am CST

Providing Cohesive Professional Development for Teachers in Technology
We will be going through different ways to create cohesive professional development (PD) in the area of technology. We will review ways that we have created PD opportunities in a Summer Technology Institute and Technology “Tracks”, how we have used district data (Brightbytes) to drive our instruction, and how we increase capacity in teachers by creating comprehensive PD opportunities that bring teachers through a complete curriculum on a topic vs. PD provided as needed. By completing these comprehensive PD opportunities, we are creating teacher leaders who take their knowledge back to their schools to teach others.

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Froehlich

Mandy Froehlich

Author, Speaker, Consultant, Divergent EDU
Mandy Froehlich passionately encourages educators to create innovative change in their classrooms. Her interest lies in reinvigorating and re-engaging teachers back into their profession, as well as what’s needed to support teachers in their pursuit of innovative and divergent thinking... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm CST
Greenway A

11:45am CST

SMART Notebook 2015: Increasing Student Engagement
Join SMART Certified Education Trainer, Geri Feiock, in increasing teacher and student engagement with these powerful SMART Notebook 2015 features: Lesson Activity Builder, Concept Mapping, SMART Response VE, GeoGebra, SMART Blocks, Link to Tool, 3D Tools, Shout it Out!, SMART Maestro, the SMART Notebook iPad App, and more! Examples of ways in which these tools can be integrated across the curriculum will provided throughout the presentation.

Speakers
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 →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm CST
Greenway B/C

11:45am CST

Using Apps and the 4Cs
Jump start the 4Cs (creativity, communication, critical thinking, and collaboration) in your classroom with several productivity apps. Learn how to get your students to collaborate using Padlet and QR Codes, find their inner voice and communicate using Haiku Deck, Adobe Voice, or PicCollage, and critically think about projects using Aurasma. You will come away with several hands-on activities so your students can get creative immediately. Please check out apps and create an account before session to participate.

Speakers
avatar for Troy Reynolds

Troy Reynolds

Technology Integrationist, Bagley ISD 162
I have been in education for nine years. In that time I have worked very heavily with technology integration and the use of SMART Boards and iPads. In 2009, I was hired by Waubun as a new teacher but within a few months I was given the opportunity to be a district technology integrationist... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm CST
Lake Superior B

11:45am CST

Using Google Apps with Your iPads
Google can work well with all levels of students in your classroom. It helps to foster collaboration, creativity, and communication. You will see examples of how Google apps are used on iPads in classrooms from elementary to high school.

Speakers
avatar for Brianna Buck

Brianna Buck

Digital Learning Specialist, Farmington Area Public Schools


Tuesday December 15, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm CST
Nicollet D

11:45am CST

Using the iPad as a Window into Student Thinking
By designing iPad-based learning activities that encourage student reflection and analysis, teachers not only get a window into student thinking, but also enhance it. iPads open a new world of learning as they allow students to easily and creatively share, explain, and analyze their thinking in rich and varied ways. This not only moves their thinking to higher levels, but also makes it more visible so that teachers to get a unique view into the world of student learning. Emphasis will be placed on how students can easily and creatively show, explain, and analyze their thinking using iPads.

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 →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm CST
Great Lakes Ballroom B

12:50pm CST

An Elementary Principals Story: How I Cured My Technophobia
Experience a day in the life of an elementary school principal as he shares his journey to overcome technophobia — a journey that started at the 2013 TIES conference. Learn about and share tools and practices that support leadership, communication, collaboration, connection, public relations, professional development, and student engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Mark French

Mark French

Elementary School Principal, Osseo Area Schools


Tuesday December 15, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm CST
Lakeshore A

12:50pm CST

An Integrated Reading Class that Engages Students
In this hands-on session, I will share the various tools I used to integrate technology into my 5th grade language arts class and give you time to explore how you can incorporate these tools into your own class. You will learn how I used Twitter and Skype to connect students with authors as well as how I used Google Apps and Twisted Wave so my students could plan, write, record, and share their writing projects with their peers. I will share how I incorporated Moodle Forum, Google Forms, and Padlet as online platforms for critical thinking and collaboration.

Speakers
avatar for Tracey Beaverson

Tracey Beaverson

Teacher, Hopkins Public Schools


Tuesday December 15, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm CST
Greenway J

12:50pm CST

Apple Update
Learn about the new features of iOS 9, OS X El Capitan and all of Apple’s new hardware and software.

Speakers
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Charles Duarte

Apple, Apple
Apple Inc.


Tuesday December 15, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm CST
Skyway

12:50pm CST

Chromercise! Pump up Your Productivity
Join this interactive session to explore the latest tips, tricks, apps, and extensions to workout your workflow with Google Chrome. You'll learn how to tweak and customize Chrome to enable you to work more efficiently, easily accomplish common teacher tasks, and effectively support student learning. Bring your laptop or Chromebook to get the full hands-on experience.

Speakers
avatar for Kenneth Griswold

Kenneth Griswold

Coordinator of Technology Integration, Albert Lea Area Schools


Tuesday December 15, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm CST
Lakeshore C

12:50pm CST

Creating a Student Tech Team in a 1:1 Environment
Create a student tech team in a 1:1 environment in order to empower students, create positive feedback around your 1:1 initiative, offer all-day in-person tech help for teachers and students, increase your students' tech skills, and keep yourself and your district techs available for other projects. This session will share the rationale behind this plan, the steps to making it successful, and the possible pitfalls to avoid. We will also address activities beyond the help desk including MakerSpaces and coding. Schedules, planning documents, and curriculum will be shared. The student tech team will be present along with media specialist.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Beaverson

Sean Beaverson

Technology Integration Specialist, Edina
avatar for Carol Tracy

Carol Tracy

Library Media Specialist, Robbinsdale Armstrong High School
I am passionate about student learning environments. I seek to create flexible learning spaces that foster creativity, collaboration and student voice. I am transforming my 3rd library space. My library transformations include a small, private Pre-K through 8th grade school media... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm CST
Nicollet D

12:50pm CST

Creating Digital Art in the Math Classroom
In this session, I will present two different platforms that students can use to create art using either mathematical equations or coding. The first platform is Desmos, an online graphing calculator whose bright colors and simple to use interface makes beautiful drawings. You will learn the basics of Desmos and create a drawing of your own. The second platform is Code Studio Artist, a drawing program that uses block-based coding to create shapes and patterns. You will practice using code to create your own artwork. You will want to bring a device you can use to try these two platforms.


Tuesday December 15, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm CST
Nokomis

12:50pm CST

Creating Google Maps for Learning and Presenting
Use Google Maps to create an engaging learning experience for students at all levels. Add layers, custom points, and collaborate with your own map. Participants will create a map that includes information as well as pictures and video. This is a great resource for both learning and teaching.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Strong

Dave Strong

Technology Coach, Northland Pines School District
English Teacher for 11 years, Technology Coach for 2 years.


Tuesday December 15, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm CST
Greenway H/I

12:50pm CST

Digitally Enhanced Classroom Structures
This session will look specifically at designing the digital infrastructures in your educational environment. We are showcasing the roles and dynamics of Universal Design for Learning enhanced by video implementation. Using video creation, best practices, and the creativity of the instructor, this session will take all educators to the next level. Adopt an enhanced learning environmental infrastructure that offers students pathways for self-regulation and pacing, determines the level of goal setting and accountability needed to embrace self-efficacy, maintains the rigor of class activities, and maximizes assessment features to meet the success criteria of the curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Krill

Michael Krill

Digital Communications Instructor, Oconomowoc Area School District
Michael Krill is a Master’s Educator with a Herb Kohl Award in Teaching Excellence for the State of Wisconsin 2012. His current role is the Game Design, Computer Generated Effects and Film & Literature Instructor at Oconomowoc Area High School. He has taught elementary and intermediate... Read More →
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Michael Krill

Technology Teacher, Oconomowoc Area School District


Tuesday December 15, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm CST
Lakeshore B

12:50pm CST

Ditch School Newsletters for Interactive Touchcast Videos
Ditch your monthly classroom and school newsletters that never survive the trip home in students’ backpacks. Create dynamic video newscasts that include interactive images and documents that can be accessed onscreen in the video itself with the free iPad app TouchCast, which makes greenscreen videos simple to create, fun to share, and very professional looking with almost no work! Engage your audience and let them really see and connect with you. Let your students create weekly classroom videos 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 is an Apple Distinguished Educator and 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... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm CST
Greenway B/C

12:50pm CST

Engage and Assess via iPad and Web-based Reading Resources
This session is for K-12 teachers who are using iPads OR web-based learning in their classrooms and want to enhance their curriculum, assess students, and engage students using nonfiction articles or paired text. This dynamic session will explore apps and sites that help students improve comprehension and build reading skills using digital devices. Teachers will explore digital tools they can use to create lessons to enhance instruction across any curriculum. The session will include sites and strategies that allow teachers to differentiate learning for all students and embed instruction. All of the sites and strategies listed are CCSS aligned.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Speicher

Sara Speicher

Digital Content Specialist, Hopkins Public Schools
Sara is a 9th grade reading and AVID teacher at Hopkins West Junior High School, Minnetonka, MN. Sara is a Tech Integration Specialist and a member of the Digital Content Team in the Hopkins School District. She is a Google Apps for EDU Trainer and has presented at conferences and... Read More →
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Julie Walthour

Reading Coordinator, Hopkins Public Schools


Tuesday December 15, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm CST
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

12:50pm CST

Game Sheets, Technology, and Writing a Perfect Fiasco
Explore collaborative writing, role playing, and student engagement through examination of the game Fiasco. This low-prep, innovative, storytelling game creates cinematic narratives that can fit different time periods and content areas. Fiasco employs game mechanics that include dice, game sheets, and the montage to create experiences that boost student engagement while creating original works situated within your curriculum. The session will detail the technology of how the game works and how it can work in your classroom.

Speakers
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.


Tuesday December 15, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm CST
Greenway A

12:50pm CST

Getting Started with Google Classroom
Google Classroom is the biggest return on your time investment of any classroom tool to date. Google Classroom is like having your own personal digital secretary. Come and see how easy it is to set up and start saving time.

Speakers
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.


Tuesday December 15, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm CST
Great Lakes Ballroom C

12:50pm CST

Google Classroom and Problem Solving in Math
Google Classroom can be used to create a collaborative platform for students to solve real-world math problems. Explore the advantages in providing your math students with a space to use technology to solve authentic problems. Learn how to create templates, provide feedback, and manage a digital classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Seth Salenger

Seth Salenger

Math Teacher, White Bear Lake Area Schools
I am passionate about differentiating education, especially for some of our most vulnerable learners. I am passionate about finding ways for technology to fill in the gaps that I have as an educator and enhance the things I do great! Besides being a dedicated teacher, I am passionate... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm CST
Lake Superior A

12:50pm CST

How 1:1 iPads Support Differentiation in Math
Join us for a fast-paced demonstration of a middle school 1:1 math class. Learn how we use iPads in a differentiated learning environment. You will experience multiple digital resources that help students understand and demonstrate their knowledge of math concepts and procedures.

Speakers
avatar for Dawn French

Dawn French

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

Jeremy Lewis

Math/Science Middle School Teacher, Osseo Area Schools


Tuesday December 15, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm CST
Minnehaha

12:50pm CST

Instructional Webtools: Engage Them All and Know It
How can we increase student engagement and accountability when learning digitally? See actual classroom examples of effective strategies, then learn how to create interactive videos that incorporate questions, assessments, and immediate feedback for students while providing data on student success to the teacher. We will also walk through the process to create multimedia-rich, interactive digital "notebooks" for learners while providing instant feedback on student progress and participation for teachers by leveraging customized Google Forms, add-ons and email filters. You will receive video and editable print instructions for each tool and procedure we explore.

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 →



Tuesday December 15, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm CST
Greenway F/G

12:50pm CST

Online Professional Development: Webbed Content to Address Complexities
We will demonstrate how online professional development can be the cutting-edge tool for providing just-in-time best practice content, multiple scenarios for authentic implementation either alone or in learning communities, and create the foundation for webbing multiple topics for meeting students’ needs that can be integrated so educators can help every learner become college or career ready. You will have the opportunity to explore the online content.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Cahill

Dan Cahill

Curriculum and Staff Development Specialist, North St. Paul - Maplewood - Oakdale School District 622
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Whitewater Learning

CEO, Whitewater Learning Online Professional Development for Educators
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Kristina Robertson

District EL Supervisor, Roseville Area Schools


Tuesday December 15, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm CST
Isles

12:50pm CST

Personalizing Learning Through Genius Hour
Genius Hour is personalized learning that empowers each student to learn through their passions. Explore how Genius Hour pedagogy can transform a learner's mindset and inspire his or her to greater depths of knowledge. In this session, you will learn how engaging teaching strategies can connect students' passions and curriculum in harmony.

Speakers
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 →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm CST
Regency

12:50pm CST

Surviving the Technology Apocalypse
Flipping? Blending? 1:1? BYOD? As schools adopt swarming technology changes, we must adapt our teaching to survive. Our classrooms need to rapidly evolve, often at rate that we didn't choose. Thrown out of our comfort zones, we look for new footing within the aftermath. Come and get grounded. Find other survivors. Discover and grow your support, and turn from survival into flourishing success. Walk away with a professional networking lifeline, a plan of attack to spur you into new teaching action, and effective tools to proliferate your classroom’s new century learning. Transform your teaching and thrive alongside your students!

Speakers
avatar for Gina Drellack

Gina Drellack

Education Consultant, Northwest Service Cooperative
Gina Drellack provides professional development for educators and city/county leaders in the region and state, for the past four years with the Northwest Service Cooperative. She teaches courage and inspiration, often disguised as technology and personal growth. Gina also writes weekly... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm CST
Great Lakes Ballroom A2

12:50pm CST

Teaching Teenagers to be Independent Learners
Teenagers are great at using social media, but can they use their networking skills to turn social media into educational media? Take a peek inside a Technology Applications course at Kasson-Mantorville High School. Here, students work to fulfill their personal, educational, and professional goals using the Internet and social media. Striving for independent learning within a personal learning network (PLN), students are motivated to meet their full potential.

Speakers
avatar for Tomi Swanson

Tomi Swanson

Technology Integration Specialist / Teacher, Kasson-Mantorville Schools


Tuesday December 15, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm CST
St. Croix

12:50pm CST

Technology and Power in the STEM Classroom
Technology is becoming increasingly common in the classroom, but a strong vision for what specific goals technology can accomplish has been slower to catch on. We will explore different goals of education technology and focus on one strong vision for the role of technology in the classroom -- transferring power to students. This session will help educators discern substantive technology from superficial technology, and we will also introduce a few software applications we have found to be especially effective examples of tools that can help teachers transfer power to their students.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Kirwin

Peter Kirwin

Engineering Teacher, Benilde St Margaret's
Ask me about the software that I've written for teachers, it can help with grouping, exit slips, peer evaluation and more. Also, check out my book about the role of technology in the classroom, Hammers Don't Build Houses!


Tuesday December 15, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm CST
Lake Superior B

12:50pm CST

Win Tech Integration and Implementation with the 4Cs
Explore technology as a driver of pedagogical change, focusing on communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity in the classroom and beyond. We will discuss field-proven methods to successfully integrate technology into the classroom, school, and district. Participants will investigate Google-centric tools, lesson planning strategies, teaching techniques, reflective practice, and real measures of success. This is the future we’ve dreamed of!

Speakers
avatar for Mark Garrison

Mark Garrison

Director of Technology & Innovation, White Bear Lake Schools
Mark Garrison is an innovative educator and a passionate advocate for technology in education. He is currently the Director of Technology for White Bear Lake Area Schools in Minnesota. Garrison earned a Masters in Learning Technologies at the University of Minnesota. He is also a... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm CST
Nicollet B/C

1:55pm CST

#mnlead Tweetup! Let's Lead Together
Learn about Twitter chats and build your professional learning network. Join a session of #MNLead, a weekly Twitter chat focusing on leadership, pedagogy, and technology. Discuss a topic through a series of questions in small groups, then post ideas on Twitter. Become part of the conversation as we work together to transform education in Minnesota!

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 Bret Domstrand

Bret Domstrand

Principal, Lake Marion Elementary
I am a 3rd year principal at Lake Marion Elementary in Lakeville, MN. I have a special education and technology background. I'm always looking for ways to push professional development and educational practices.



Tuesday December 15, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm CST
Greenway B/C

1:55pm CST

An Immersive Personalized Learning Experience
Become a student for this session as you experience a personalized learning experience to learn Latin. We will be using Schoology to organize the experience and a variety of digital and non-digital tools to understand a key concept of the Latin language. Put yourself in the shoes of a student and come away with some ideas for your own classes!

Speakers
avatar for Jessica McMahon

Jessica McMahon

Digital Learning Specialist, Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools
Former Latin Teacher, now a Digital Learning Specialist. I am a Twitter-addict and love talking iPads, Google , Schoology and more! I am also the person crocheting while waiting for sessions to begin.


Tuesday December 15, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm CST
Lakeshore C

1:55pm CST

Apple For Educators
Join us for a session to explore transformative practice with mobile learning. In this session we will share free professional learning resources for anybody currently teaching with iPad and Mac or interested in doing so. You will leave with access to collections of content, strategies for engaging your students, and resources you can share with your colleagues.

Speakers
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Charles Duarte

Apple, Apple
Apple Inc.


Tuesday December 15, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm CST
Skyway

1:55pm CST

Audio: Supporting and Engaging Language Students
Examine the use of audio in the world language classroom through the lens of the TPACK framework and see its application for supporting students with a specific learning disability as well as transforming second language pedagogy. You will learn about several apps and tools that are suggested for teachers and for mobile devices in students' hands.

Speakers
avatar for Daryl Boeckers

Daryl Boeckers

Teacher Preparer, University of Minnesota
Daryl Boeckers leads by example with technology in the world language classroom. He understands why, how and when to implement technology in order to best enhance a lesson or unit. Daryl’s classroom experiences range from 7th grade to graduate students in his career as an educator... Read More →
avatar for Jayna Tilstra

Jayna Tilstra

Teacher Candidate, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
I am a current student at the University of Minnesota in the Masters of Education in Second Languages and Education Initial licensure program. I’m passionate about teaching French and English as a Second Language (ESL). Click on my website to learn more!


Tuesday December 15, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm CST
St. Croix

1:55pm CST

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 1:55pm - 2:45pm CST
Executive Boardroom

1:55pm CST

Creating a Blended Learning Classroom
This session will highlight the process and steps we have taken during a two-year transitional phase to transform our 6th grade Minnesota Studies curriculum to a hybrid learning format. We will explain and demonstrate various types of learning management systems available, our approach to start the process of transforming curriculum, and share our current 6th grade Minnesota Studies curriculum using the LMS Moodle and a variety of other Web 2.0 tools and resources. https://goo.gl/1PMlHv

Speakers
avatar for Shawn Kirkeide

Shawn Kirkeide

Academic Coach, Cambridge-Isanti Public Schools
avatar for Erin Piel

Erin Piel

Teacher, middle school social studies, Cambridge-Isanti Public Schools_x000B_
I am currently in my fourth year of teaching social studies at Cambridge Middle School. I graduated from Cambridge-Isanti in 2007 so it has been such a great experience working alongside the teachers that I had in class when I was in middle school! For the past three years I have... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm CST
Great Lakes Ballroom A2

1:55pm CST

Gamifying Professional Development
Bolster technology professional development and inspire technology bravery by gamifying the process! This session will outline our district tech team's innovative engagement efforts that involved building a point-based task list, inviting staff to try new tools and strategies, and awarding them points for their efforts. This districtwide game sparked competition, important conversations, and real innovation in education. This session is for any learning coach, administrator, or faculty member looking for great ideas to take back to their team!

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 →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm CST
Lakeshore B

1:55pm CST

Genius Squads: Student EdTech Leaders
Student tech leaders can shape the educational technology landscape of schools. Come imagine and inspire the exciting future of learning and education with members of Saint Paul Public Schools’ Genius Squads: savvy, student technology enthusiasts who are committed to leading, supporting, and impacting the personalized learning through a 1:1 iPad environment. From creation to visioning to implementation, student presenters and staff advisors from Saint Paul will share their experiences and aspirations while providing a space to network and connect.

Speakers
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.


Tuesday December 15, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm CST
Lake Superior A

1:55pm CST

I Fought My Paperless Classroom, Lost, and Love It
Follow my path into an unfamiliar world of technology and learn basic strategies for implementation of a blended learning environment using Google Classroom and Chromebooks. When administration told me I’d be piloting a "paperless classroom", I fought the idea, citing every excuse I could think of. When I lost my battle and dove into my craziest year of teaching, I came out of the experience with students who are more engaged, tech-savvy, self-reliant, and organized. Learn the ups and downs of my experience, and why I would never go back to the way I used to teach.

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Alderman

Jackie Alderman

Teacher, Cambridge-Isanti Schools
I am a Technology Integration Specialist, assisting teachers with integration of technology and working behind the scenes to discover and build technological solutions to practical problems in education. I taught English and reading for seven years, in grades ranging from 6-12, including... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm CST
Lake Superior B

1:55pm CST

iPad-O-Rama: Easy as 1-2-3
Dust off your iPad and get ready for a reboot. You’ve dabbled, experimented, iterated, and occasionally failed. Now is the time to put in place a simple 1-2-3 step sequence to ensure successful iPad integration. Move away from occasional use and take students step-by-step through documenting, annotating, and archiving to turn your classroom into a full-spectrum iPad-O-Rama of learning.

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 →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm CST
Nicollet B/C

1:55pm CST

Let's Inspire Creativity
Creativity: We want it in our classrooms and schools, but where do we start? How do we inspire creativity while at the same time ensuring that students have opportunities to master the standards that are part of the curriculum? In this session we will define creativity, look at how to set the stage for student creativity, explore tools that foster creativity, and consider ways to assess creativity. Be prepared to live and learn like a student and unleash your creativity.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Huling

Jenny Huling

Teaching and Learning Specialist, ISD 196
I am passionate about students creating and being innovative. I believe every person, child to adult has the potential to be a connected learner.


Tuesday December 15, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm CST
Great Lakes Ballroom C

1:55pm CST

Mobile MakerSpaces: Inspire, Create, Engage
Interested in implementing a MakerSpace but lacking space? We will share the tools we assembled in our mobile MakerSpace and how we are integrating them into our elementary classrooms. We will also share how we are using digital communication tools to collaborate within our district's six elementary buildings as well as outside our district.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Christensen

Kim Christensen

I-learn Specialist, Eden Prairie Schools
Project Based Learning. Relevant Curriculum. Design Thinking. SAMR.
avatar for Allison Knoph

Allison Knoph

Classroom teacher, Eden Prairie Schools
Elementary Educator with a passion for Genius Hour, MakerSpaces and other ways to personalize learning in the classroom.


Tuesday December 15, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm CST
Nicollet A

1:55pm CST

Motivation and Engagement Through Gamification
Educators are seeking ways to engage students in the modern classroom and are increasingly turning to games as a method for doing so. This session will explore ways that digital game-based learning can be used to increase student motivation and engagement in the classroom. Research suggests there are specific game features that both encourage motivation and align with established theories of motivation and instructional design. Likewise, there are qualities that have been proven to discourage motivation. This session will discuss types of motivation as well as provide an overview of game features that encourage it.

Speakers
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.


Tuesday December 15, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm CST
Greenway H/I

1:55pm CST

Personalizing Kindergarten Instruction with Tablets
Mounds View Public Schools introduced all-day kindergarten for all students as a key step in meeting our Equity Promise. This dramatically changed the instructional model, and we needed to bring some new tools to help meet the needs of our students. Learn how teachers are using Android tablets with Google Play for Education apps to provide kindergartners with opportunities to extend their learning and express themselves.

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Erickson

Lynn Erickson

Kindergarten Teacher, Mounds View Public Schools
Lynn has taught Kindergarten in Mounds View for seven years. She personalizes learning and empowers students to become lifelong learners. Lynn has piloted and implemented tablets with kindergartners to add a new dimension to learning in her classroom.
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 1:55pm - 2:45pm CST
Greenway J

1:55pm CST

SAMR and Beyond: Tech Integration with Purpose
This presentation focuses on SAMR, the 4Cs, and content spark as means of engaging students in learning. I draw on Malcom Gladwell's book The Tipping Point to discuss changing times in education and the opportunities we have to make a huge impact on how students learn and apply course content through access to technology. This presentation combines knowledge of pedagogy with models of tech integration to provide a framework for teachers to select purposeful learning opportunities for their students.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Briske

Kimberly Briske

Director of Technology Services, Northfield Public Schools


Tuesday December 15, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm CST
Northstar Ballroom B

1:55pm CST

So What? Now What? Zooming into Achievement Gaps!
As a district leader you are constantly striving to close academic achievement gaps and meet the requirements of World's Best Workforce. Figuring out the appropriate level of data interpretation to discover those gaps, as well as determining what actions must be taken as a result, can be quite a challenge. This session will focus on tools and strategies for appropriate data analysis and targeting responsive instruction with the ultimate goal of raising the achievement levels of all students.


Tuesday December 15, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm CST
Isles

1:55pm CST

Supporting Change in Your School or District
Support the change process in your school or district by working toward creating and sustaining learning environments that balance integrated technology, rigor, inquiry, and higher level thinking. This session will review why the change process is important, how to recognize and create conditions for change in a school, share relevant ISTE standards for administrators and coaches, discuss how to facilitate and lead change as well as reflection, address trouble shooting when the process seems to stall, and share resources to facilitate dialogue among teachers, administrators, and other stakeholders.

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Andy Mork

Art Teacher, St. Paul Public Schools
Andy is currently the art teacher at a 1:1 iPad elementary school in St. Paul. He has served as the district technology integration specialist for the School District of Superior in Wisconsin, the technology integrationist at Saint Thomas Academy, and Coordinator of Writing and Research... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm CST
Lakeshore A

1:55pm CST

Supporting, Creating, and Assessing with iBooks and iBooks Author
iBooks and iBooks Author can support students to “close read” a text as well as allow teachers to create interactive content and formatively assess comprehension. In this session, you will experience iBooks as a learner and ponder the affordances of iBooks Author. Affordances are defined as the particular capabilities that a tool is designed for or the potential uses the educator envisions. We will feature iBooks that have been created and used within educational contexts and the disciplinary literacy strategies supported. You will collaboratively curate value-added uses of iBooks and iBooks Author in order to generate possible applications for learning.

Speakers
avatar for Yeng Chang

Yeng Chang

Social Studies Teacher, Roseville Area Schools
avatar for Lynnea West

Lynnea West

i-Learn Coordinator, Eden Prairie Public Schools


Tuesday December 15, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm CST
Great Lakes Ballroom A1

1:55pm CST

The Modern Educator
This emotional session has been delivered as a keynote, and focuses on placing the educator in historical context, as well as outlining and diagnosing the challenges of educators in today's world. After exploring the challenges that educators face today we will examine the changing student, and how Millennials and Generation Z are rapidly adapting to the times and thriving. Finally, we will spend the second half of the session exploring real, specific, and meaningful changes that teachers can make in their classrooms today, and incrementally henceforth. Teachers will leave feeling valued and more equipped to re-enter the modern classroom.

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 1:55pm - 2:45pm CST
Great Lakes Ballroom B

1:55pm CST

The Pivot Table Ninjas’ Guide to Equitable Change
By presenting the effective and unique data analysis method used to further the vision work of our school, this presentation will demonstrate how to use data to better understand the need for equitable experiences in an educational setting.

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Joe Krasselt

Dean of Students, Dean of Students
NM

Nathan Meyer

Reading/Language Arts Teacher, St. Anthony - New Brighton School District


Tuesday December 15, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm CST
Greenway A

1:55pm CST

Tools & Technology: Goals, Plans, and Success
One of the nicest free resources for educators in Minnesota is the GPS LifePlan (Goals+Plans=Success). GPS is an online site with information students, parents, and educators can use 24/7. GPS has hundreds of useful links to non-commercial resources on career, education, finance, leadership, and personal issues. Get details on how we are making this resource mobile friendly, where you can find free lesson plans, help students research education and career options, set goals, help manage money, balance "life", and help you or your school district meet the career and college requirements of Minnesota law.

Speakers
avatar for Randy LaFoy

Randy LaFoy

GPS LifePlan Coordinator, Century College
GPS LifePlan Media Coordinator, Century College. I just published a book. You can find out more about this book at kidiary.comIt doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.


Tuesday December 15, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm CST
Nokomis

1:55pm CST

Understanding Copyright and Its Impact on the Classroom
In 21st century classrooms, it's important to remind ourselves about copyright while still taking advantage of the opportunity to use and manipulate a variety of media. Recent changes to the fair use portion of the Copyright Act give educators even more power in creating dynamic, powerful learning. Explore these new changes in the law and find how you can find the balance between respecting a creator's content and the expression of ideas and learning.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Athas

Aaron Athas

Library Media Specialist, Eau Claire Area School District



Tuesday December 15, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm CST
Greenway F/G

1:55pm CST

Your First Months with a 3D Printer
What do you need to get started with using a 3D printer? Is this a project you even want to take on? Learn about our first few months getting started with modeling and designing on a 3D printer in Princeton's middle school STEAM program. Make your ideas come to life!

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 →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm CST
Greenway D/E

3:00pm CST

Automating Observation Workflow with Google Forms
In this session, you'll learn how to take the humble Google Form to the next level, automating your observation forms with the autoCrat and FormMule add-ons. These add-ons can do amazing things with your submitted data — simple things like emailing your data or more complex tasks like magically generating a report as a Google Doc. While there are a lot of classroom applications, we'll create a functional teacher observation system for administrators as our example.

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Thorstad

Jesse Thorstad

Technology Specialist, Fergus Falls Public Schools
I'm a tech coordinator in Fergus Falls, MN. I love pretty much anything tech-ed or gadget related and showing young and old alike how these tools work. I love disc golf, coaching Special Olympics, drones, Jeep Wranglers, Geocaching, and everything Apple. And Google. And disc golf.I'm... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm CST
Lakeshore A

3:00pm CST

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 3:00pm - 3:50pm CST
Executive Boardroom

3:00pm CST

Connecting your Community with a TEDx Event
As a way to connect our schools to our community, we applied for a TEDx license and created a community team to host an event for 300 residents, students, parents, retirees and business leaders. We'd like to share this story with you so you can host your own event.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Kraemer

Kathy Kraemer

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


Tuesday December 15, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm CST
Minnehaha

3:00pm CST

Creativity Apps in Action in an Elementary Classroom
I will present the creativity apps I use in my 4th grade classroom including everything from iMovie to educreations to green screen. In addition to giving some background information on the apps and how they increase student engagement as well as support the SAMR model, I will provide short student examples demonstrating the apps in use. When you leave, you will have a better idea of how to incorporate technology into an upper elementary classroom through real-life examples.

Speakers
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Kristen Buchholtz

Eau Claire Area School District - Elementary


Tuesday December 15, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm CST
Great Lakes Ballroom C

3:00pm CST

Digi Lit 101: Digital Literacy in Middle School
With the implementation of 1:1 devices at our school, we identified a need to educate our students on responsible and effective use of technology for academic purposes. In 2014-2015 we piloted a digital literacy class that included digital citizenship and digital research infused with various software and web-based applications. Topics will include (but are not limited to) cyberbullying, digital reputation, digital research, creator's rights, strategic searching, and identifying high-quality sites.

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Jennifer Gosha

Instructional Coach, Austin Public Schools
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Matt Raso

Digital Literacy Teacher, Austin Public Schools


Tuesday December 15, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm CST
Great Lakes Ballroom A2

3:00pm CST

Fostering Connected Educators: Tools & Strategies
Learn how one district uses a comprehensive strategy and tools to foster teachers as they develop their own personal learning networks. We will take a look at a range of social media and curation tools used in Albert Lea, and we will focus in more detail on how these efforts contribute to a weekly e-newspaper, using Paper.li. Learn how we use Paper.li to collect, curate, and share professional learning resources from a wide range of local and online sources.

Speakers
avatar for Kenneth Griswold

Kenneth Griswold

Coordinator of Technology Integration, Albert Lea Area Schools


Tuesday December 15, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm CST
Greenway D/E

3:00pm CST

Join the STEM Mindshift
Come and join in the shift in education! This session will provide you with 21st century learning techniques that will shift your thinking about education. These techniques include inquiry-based teaching, engineering integration, daily 5 instruction, questioning tactics, and more. These techniques are used in our STEM program but are beneficial for any program to implement. You are guaranteed to leave with new, innovative ideas that you will be motivated and inspired to integrate into your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kris Szajner

Kris Szajner

Technology Integration Specialist, Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools
Kris is a former Kindergarten teacher turned Technology Integration Specialist. He has served as a pilot for flipped education and an innovator with Google Apps. Kris has spoken numerous national conferences. Kris is a published curriculum writer and a foundational member of STEM... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm CST
Nicollet D

3:00pm CST

Montessori Methods for 1:1 Classroom Design
The transformational potential of the digitally enhanced classroom sometimes challenges the classroom management skills of traditionally prepared teachers. Learn how to think like a Montessori-prepared teacher as you analyze and prepare your classroom for student success. We will introduce Montessori principles and provide scaffolding to apply the concepts in attendees' varied settings. This will be particularly useful for teachers in 1:1 settings.

Speakers
avatar for Siri Anderson

Siri Anderson

Director of Graduate Education for Licensed Teachers, St. Catherine University
Long delighted by things shiny and new, I have been working technology into the classroom since the mid-90s when most online interaction was still just one step above pong. Now a died-in-the-wool online learning geek, I'm invested in digitally empowering social change through student... Read More →
avatar for Syneva Barrett

Syneva Barrett

Montessori Program Director, St. Catherine University
Syneva Barrett, MEd, is director of St. Catherine University Advanced Montessori Programs in St. Paul, MN. AMS-credentialed (Elementary I – II).


Tuesday December 15, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm CST
Lake Superior A

3:00pm CST

Posture 101 for Mobile Devices
With the increased use of mobile devices we are now able to do many wonderful things. Many schools are now implementing them both in the classrooms and at home. We have seen how people hold their head down when using these devices. This downward position can cause long-term health issues including headaches, neck, upper back tension, and more. This session focuses on the proper use of these devices. Proper ergonomics can pay HUGE dividends to your health as well as the health and well-being of our children.

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Tuesday December 15, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm CST
Lakeshore C

3:00pm CST

Professional Development Through SAMR
This past year our staff embarked on a professional development journey up the SAMR Ladder to increase student engagement through technology integration. In my session you will learn about my progress throughout the past year of professional development as it pertains to technology integration, its delivery, and communication to the staff. I will explain the requirements of the project, my expectations for the project, and the realities of the project after the first year. I will also discuss the district's current professional development and where I plan to take it in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Troy Reynolds

Troy Reynolds

Technology Integrationist, Bagley ISD 162
I have been in education for nine years. In that time I have worked very heavily with technology integration and the use of SMART Boards and iPads. In 2009, I was hired by Waubun as a new teacher but within a few months I was given the opportunity to be a district technology integrationist... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm CST
Greenway B/C

3:00pm CST

Quest-based Learning: Unit Design and Delivery
Quest-based learning, like many immersive game designs, allows students to start the learning process by selecting their own pathways through your course. First you have to offer those quests! This session uses practical and tested planning processes for designing your next unit to be more adventurous using quests as a unit of activity and core delivery mechanism for content vocabulary, student technology use, discourse, creativity, and critical thinking. The session will show Google Suite resources to facilitate quest-based learning for free; however, any share/cloud-based software would be adoptable.

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.


Tuesday December 15, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm CST
Greenway H/I

3:00pm CST

Reading Primary Source Images like a Book
Explore how to interpret and analyze primary source images, including photographs, posters, and artwork. Walk away with new techniques and project ideas to use with students right away. The session will also cover how to find great digital primary sources.

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.


Tuesday December 15, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm CST
St. Croix

3:00pm CST

State of Broadband in Minnesota's Schools & Communities
What is happening in Minnesota to ensure schools, communities, and families in rural areas have the broadband access they need for education? Join us for this panel discussion during which a group of education and community leaders will provide information about the current state of broadband access in schools and communities around the state. Participants will hear about what they can do to help and have plenty of time for Q&As as well as providing feedback to the panelists.

Speakers
avatar for Marc Johnson

Marc Johnson

Executive Director, ECMECC
Twitter: @marccjohnson


Tuesday December 15, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm CST
Greenway A

3:00pm CST

Student Voice and Creativity in the Primary Class
Let's talk about digital tools and apps that give students voice and encourage creativity in the primary classroom. I will share my top three apps and favorite ways to get kids capturing their learning, sharing, and reflecting on what they know. See how these apps can engage all learners in various content areas. We will explore Seesaw, Shadow Puppet, QR codes, and share tons of ideas great for our youngest learners!

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 →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm CST
Great Lakes Ballroom B

3:00pm CST

Students as Leaders
Foster leadership among your students by providing them with opportunities to critically think, create, collaborate, and communicate their ideas with others in school and in their communities. Join me to find out how we have fostered student leadership through our Flyer Tech Team, our Technology Innovation/Independent Learning course, and a shift in teaching philosophy in our classrooms. You will leave with a better understanding and the tools needed to make this a reality in your middle school or high school.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Porisch

Sarah Porisch

Director of Technology, Brainerd Public Schools ISD 181


Tuesday December 15, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm CST
Lake Superior B

3:00pm CST

Sustainable Living PBL
Forty teachers. Six school districts. Global participation. PBL. Sustainable Living PBL challenges students to use science, math, English language arts, and media to create and publish three-minute documentary videos on sustainable living practices. Videos include subtitles in a language other than one's native language and are published in a Sustainable Living documentary video library. Although designed using 5th grade standards, participation is open to all. The project begins in January 2016. Want to join? http://bitly/sustainableliving834.

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Feller

Wayne Feller

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


Tuesday December 15, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm CST
Greenway J

3:00pm CST

The Lamborghini Model: Leading for Learning
Learn how one administrative team is using a vision process with technology to analyze data, collaborate, and accelerate student learning. The team is using the process along with a lot of personal and professional reflection to build a strong school dedicated to authentic learning in a caring environment.

Speakers
avatar for Renee Corneille

Renee Corneille

Principal, St. Anthony - New Brighton School District
Kids learning. Adults caring. Technology to make learning easier. Creating authentic learning in a caring environment!
avatar for Amy Kujawski

Amy Kujawski

Teacher, St. Anthony - New Brighton School District


Tuesday December 15, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm CST
Greenway F/G

3:00pm CST

TonkaX Teacher Talks: 25+ Best iPad Ideas Showcase
This breakout session will feature five Minnetonka 1:1 iPad teachers for 10 minutes each showcasing their five+ best ideas and tips for iPad integration in their curricular area. Meet a 5th grade elementary teacher, a secondary math teacher, a high school English teacher, a middle school social studies teacher, and a secondary elective teacher. Come see the great things happening in their classrooms with iPads and push your level of technology integration to a higher level to deepen students’ learning!

Speakers
avatar for Dave Eisenmann

Dave Eisenmann

Director of Instructional Technology, Minnetonka Public Schools
Dave Eisenmann, M.A.Ed., has been the Director of Instructional Technology & Media Services at Minnetonka Public Schools since 2003. Dave manages instructional technology projects, oversees implementations, and guides staff development related to technology. Dave spent eight years... Read More →
avatar for Carson Hoeft

Carson Hoeft

Teacher, Minnetonka Public Schools
avatar for Andrea Hoffmann

Andrea Hoffmann

Instructional Technology Coach, Minnetonka Public Schools
Andrea is an Instructional Technology Coach for the Minnetonka Public School District. Prior to becoming an Instructional Technology Coach, Andrea taught at the elementary and middle school level for over 10 years. She has presented at multiple conferences and is a Google Apps Qualified... Read More →
avatar for Sara Martinson

Sara Martinson

Teacher, Minnetonka Public Schools
I'm currently working as a technology coach with high school teachers, as well as teaching ninth grade English at Minnetonka High School. I love finding authentic ways to use technology to enhance the student learning experience. I really like helping teachers find ways to meaningfully... Read More →
avatar for Marisa Rangel

Marisa Rangel

8th grade Spanish 1 Teacher, Minnetonka Public Schools
Upon moving to Minnesota, I worked for the University of St. Thomas where I also earned by Master's Degree in Educational Leadership. Upon missing classroom teaching, I began my now 14 years of teaching Spanish at Minnetonka Middle School East.


Tuesday December 15, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm CST
Northstar Ballroom B

3:00pm CST

Using Moodle to Create Challenging and Dynamic Assessments
Moodle’s interactive quiz module enables teachers to create quizzes that are both engaging and efficient, including multiple choice, short answer, matching, calculated, and fill-in-the-blank options. The unique question bank feature allows teachers to reuse questions from formative assessment on summative assessments, randomize questions, and easily automate retakes. Quizzes can be further enhanced with multimedia and answer-specific feedback. Participants will learn how to create challenging, self-correcting assessments using Moodle quizzes.

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 →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm CST
Lakeshore B

3:00pm CST

Varying Pathways of Learning
George Evans said, "Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way.” We've heard it, we believe it, but do our classrooms reflect this belief? Come listen to a middle school math teacher working to break the mold of all students doing the same thing at the same time by varying how students learn and demonstrate mastery. Giving students choice and voice, they recognize how they learn best and advocate for their own learning. No matter where you are on your journey come learn more about how to use personalized learning strategies to vary pathways of learning.

Speakers
avatar for Carla Diede

Carla Diede

Teacher, Harrisburg South Middle School
Teaching MS math since 2007. Strive to meet students’ individual needs on a daily basis by developing materials to create optimal learning environments including use of flipped instruction, self-pacing and personalized learning.


Tuesday December 15, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm CST
Nokomis