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Monday, December 14
 

10:30am CST

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

Speakers

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

10:30am CST

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


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

11:45am CST

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

Speakers
avatar for Jason Busch

Jason Busch

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


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

11:45am CST

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


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

12:50pm CST

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

Speakers

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

1:55pm CST

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

Speakers

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

3:00pm CST

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

Speakers

Monday December 14, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm CST
Cedar
 
Tuesday, December 15
 

10:30am CST

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


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

11:45am CST

Collaboration Technology In Instructional Spaces
Methods for instruction and learning are changing. Interaction and collaboration are displacing the traditional lecture model. Active Learning, 1:1, and BYOD programs create a new world of possibilities for teachers and students, while also bringing a flood of new technologies into the classroom. We will discuss the current trends and strategies for facilitating classroom collaboration. In addition, you will learn AV sources, displays, connectivity infrastructure, and control. With this knowledge, you will be able to plan for collaboration in the design phase and provide a seamlessly integrated learning environment for users.

Speakers

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

1:55pm CST

Keyboarding Skills: Essential for the 21st Century
Keyboarding skills in the 21st century are necessary to increase employment opportunities, improve productivity, and achieve common core standards. The NBEA states “Keyboarding is now one of the fundamental life skills for today’s technological age; thus, it is important for all students.” Topics discussed are: 1) Why teach keyboarding? 2) Will the keyboard become obsolete? 3) When should keyboarding be taught? 4) How do I motivate keyboarding students? 5) How can cloud based keyboarding programs facilitate teaching the right way to keyboard without hunting and pecking?

Speakers

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

1:55pm CST

Tips & Tricks to Becoming a Smart Edtech Consumer
Learn and practice using a framework and set of tools that schools and districts use to align edtech choices with their instructional vision and desired teaching and learning experiences. These resources are based on research by SRI International and the Christensen Institute and the practices of leading edtech integrators including Summit Public Schools, Rocketship, Aspire and more.


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

3:00pm CST

Building a Foundation for Math Acceleration
What if your struggling middle and high school math students WANTED to attend math class? Successful math intervention in middle school has been difficult to achieve. No longer! Learn how District 279 has revolutionized instructional practices and student engagement through the implementation of MATH 180. This session will provide an overview of this comprehensive intervention program designed to prepare struggling students in grades 5 and up for Algebra. Examples of the blended model of instruction utilizing powerful digital-age learning experiences, while incorporating high-level teaching practices and growth mindset strategies that encourage students to build confidence and perseverance will be provided.


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