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Monday, December 14
 

10:30am CST

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

Speakers
RG

Robert Garcia

Teacher, Greenvale Park


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

10:30am CST

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

Speakers
JP

Jennifer Perusse

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


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

10:30am CST

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

Speakers
avatar for Tami Moehring

Tami Moehring

Content Provider Liaison, Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC)
Twitter: @veraweber
JZ

jan zanetis

Managing Director, Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration


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

10:30am CST

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

Speakers
avatar for Matthew A. Wigdahl

Matthew A. Wigdahl

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


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

10:30am CST

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

Speakers
avatar for Evan Lembke

Evan Lembke

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

Randi Lembke

Media and Technology Integration Specialist, Barnum Public Schools


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

10:30am CST

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

Speakers
avatar for Brianna Buck

Brianna Buck

Digital Learning Specialist, Farmington Area Public Schools


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

10:30am CST

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

Speakers

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

11:45am CST

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

Speakers
avatar for Kory Graham

Kory Graham

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


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

11:45am CST

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

Speakers
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Sarah Sampson

Teacher - Social Studies 7-12, Hopkins Public Schools


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

11:45am CST

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

Speakers
avatar for Tami Moehring

Tami Moehring

Content Provider Liaison, Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC)
Twitter: @veraweber
JZ

jan zanetis

Managing Director, Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration


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

11:45am CST

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

Speakers
KL

Kara Laird

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


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

11:45am CST

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

Speakers

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

11:45am CST

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

Speakers
avatar for Matt Nupen

Matt Nupen

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


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

12:50pm CST

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

Speakers
avatar for Shana Crosson

Shana Crosson

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

Craig Roble

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


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

12:50pm CST

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

Speakers
avatar for Tami Moehring

Tami Moehring

Content Provider Liaison, Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC)
Twitter: @veraweber
JZ

jan zanetis

Managing Director, Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration


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

12:50pm CST

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

Speakers
avatar for Jon Voss

Jon Voss

Administrator, Intermediate 287
JW

Jessica Wiley

Project Coordinator, Intermediate 287


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

12:50pm CST

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

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.


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

12:50pm CST

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

Speakers
avatar for Britt Theis

Britt Theis

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


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

12:50pm CST

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

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Preabt

Aaron Preabt

Technology Project Leader, Bismarck Public Schools
avatar for Maggie Townsend

Maggie Townsend

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

Chad Worrel

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


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

1:55pm CST

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

Speakers
avatar for Eric Nelson

Eric Nelson

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


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

1:55pm CST

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

Speakers
avatar for Tami Moehring

Tami Moehring

Content Provider Liaison, Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC)
Twitter: @veraweber
JZ

jan zanetis

Managing Director, Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration


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

1:55pm CST

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

Speakers
avatar for Misti Werle

Misti Werle

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


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

1:55pm CST

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

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Francour

Lynn Francour

Middle School Teacher, School District of Marinette


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

1:55pm CST

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

Speakers
avatar for Derik Gustafson

Derik Gustafson

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

Tina Henely

Technology Integrationist, Austin Public Schools
avatar for Amy Thuesen

Amy Thuesen

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


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

1:55pm CST

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

Speakers
avatar for Greg Blodgett

Greg Blodgett

Principal, Anoka-Hennepin Schools



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

1:55pm CST

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

Speakers
avatar for Sean Martinson

Sean Martinson

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


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

3:00pm CST

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

Speakers
avatar for Holly Leusink

Holly Leusink

1-2 Looping Teacher, Northland Pines School District


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

3:00pm CST

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

Speakers
SS

Susan Semmler

Teacher, Rosemount High School


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

3:00pm CST

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

Speakers
avatar for Craig Roble

Craig Roble

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


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

3:00pm CST

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

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Toll

Laurie Toll

Technology Integration Specialist, Upper Mississippi Academy


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

3:00pm CST

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

Speakers
avatar for Anna Kelly

Anna Kelly

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


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

3:00pm CST

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

Speakers
avatar for Sara Swenson

Sara Swenson

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


Monday December 14, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm CST
Poster Table 6
 
Tuesday, December 15
 

10:30am CST

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

Speakers
avatar for Renee Fedderson

Renee Fedderson

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

Miriam Tobola

Technology Integrationist, Breckenridge Pubic Schools
I am a technology integration specialist who loves to learn new things and explore technology with teachers and students. I am a former K-12 art teacher, instructional designer, and instructional coach. I have worked in 1:1 districts using laptops, iPads, Android tablets, and Chromebooks... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am CST
Poster Table 5

10:30am CST

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

Speakers
avatar for Tami Moehring

Tami Moehring

Content Provider Liaison, Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC)
Twitter: @veraweber
JZ

jan zanetis

Managing Director, Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration


Tuesday December 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am CST
Poster Table 6

10:30am CST

Easy but Powerful Video Creation Tools
Adolescents are constantly making and sharing video products with one another. As educators, we can use video to allow students 24/7 access to instruction. More importantly, we can allow and encourage our students to use video to help them learn, express their ideas, and share their knowledge. During the poster session Dawn and her son, Spencer,  will display some student-created video products and offer guidance on making videos using a variety of tools including Lego Stop Motion Movie Maker, DoInk Green Screen,  iMovie, Show Me and Tellagami. Dawn can also talk about how videos can be used as formative and summative assessments.

Speakers
avatar for Dawn French

Dawn French

Instructional Coach, Osseo Area Schools
Technology Integration Leadership Staff Development Peer Coaching


Tuesday December 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am CST
Poster Table 2

10:30am CST

Schoology Digital Citizenship Lessons and Resources
In this poster session, you will have access to FREE digital citizenship resources and interactive assessments already created and formatted into lessons, discussions, and quizzes for use in Schoology. Students love using Schoology! This format provides an opportunity for each student to have a voice in class discussions and the quiz results are posted to a grade book. These lessons are based on the Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship curriculum and can easily be modified to differentiate instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Brimacomb

Mary Brimacomb

Library Media Specialist, Osseo Area Schools
Our students LOVE using Epic Digital books and yours will too!!!! I am passionate about learning, travel, and motivating students to develop a love of reading. I am a Library Media Specialist at Weaver Elementary, a Science, Math, and Technology School in District 279. Credentials... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am CST
Poster Table 3

10:30am CST

Using iPads to JUMP OFF the Screen!
What can we do with the iPads in our classroom to engage ourselves and our students in non-screen activities? This session will recommend iPad apps and activities that will excite and engage you and your students to do activities OFF your devices! From writing prompts to nature walk and improv games to classroom management there are many things the iPad can inspire us to do without them.

Speakers
avatar for Tracey Joyce

Tracey Joyce

Coordinator of Educational Technology, Visitation School
A former classroom teacher & Media/Tech Integration Specialist, Tracey is currently working as Educational Technology Coordinator at Visitation School in Mendota Heights, MN. This is her 17th year of teaching.


Tuesday December 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am CST
Poster Table 4

11:45am CST

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

Speakers
avatar for Tami Moehring

Tami Moehring

Content Provider Liaison, Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC)
Twitter: @veraweber
JZ

jan zanetis

Managing Director, Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration


Tuesday December 15, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm CST
Poster Table 6

11:45am CST

Digital Citizenship is Everyone's Responsibility!
Perham-Dent Schools has taken on integrating digital citizenship into every elementary and middle school classroom. Listen as teachers and technology integrationists share the methods they used to find curriculum, implement it into school curriculum at every level, and see the products of the students after the lessons were presented. Attendees will leave with websites and tools they can use immediately in their schools.

Speakers
avatar for Deanna Kovash

Deanna Kovash

Technology Integrationist, Perham-Dent Schools


Tuesday December 15, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm CST
Poster Table 5

11:45am CST

Heighten Engagement via Kahoot!
With quality teaching being measured by student engagement, Kahoot! offers an online quiz platform that teachers can generate and modify for their classrooms, altering content to accommodate student need. From there, students use the first three stages of Bloom's Taxonomy in an interactive and challenging way.

Speakers
AG

Anne Grace Donatucci

Student Development Coordinator, Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf


Tuesday December 15, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm CST
Poster Table 2

11:45am CST

Live Connections with Your Classroom
Find out how to take your students to the Grand Canyon National Park, time travel to an 1880's logging camp, or even travel into outer space with NASA, and still make it back in time for lunch. The possibilities that interactive video conferencing has to offer the K-12 classroom vary greatly. Let's explore some opportunities!

Speakers
avatar for Jon Larson

Jon Larson

Instructional Technology Specialist, ECMECC
Twitter: @ecmeccjon


Tuesday December 15, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm CST
Poster Table 4

11:45am CST

Maker Stations: Teaching Conservation & Creativity
Children typically have the impression that there is "always more". In this session, you will explore the idea of having Maker Station projects with limitations. The aim is to teach children that there isn't always "more" to be had (due to limited resources), and that sometimes in life, there is only one chance to get something accomplished. We try to give our students more chances to succeed; however, we also need to give our students the chance to experience boundaries and limitations in order to develop creative thinking and resourcefulness.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Kelly

Anna Kelly

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


Tuesday December 15, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm CST
Poster Table 3

12:50pm CST

A Community Partnership in PE with Digital Learning
During this poster session, you will learn how our students explored a creative and challenging dimension of physical activity through a community education partnership with the Cowles Center for Performing Arts. In partnership with professional artists and educators, students researched a given dance style and completed a Q & A Padlet assignment. Google Forms were used for student reflection and questions for the visiting artist.

Speakers

Tuesday December 15, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm CST
Poster Table 5

12:50pm CST

CoderDojos: Creating a Community of Coders
CoderDojos are springing up in communities across the world. Learn what they are, connect with a CoderDojo leader, and walk away with resources to begin a CoderDojo in your neighborhood!

Speakers
avatar for Kate Tinguely

Kate Tinguely

Media Specialist, Prior Lake - Savage Area Schools - Jeffers Pond Elementary
I have been in the business of educating kids for over 20 years. I am also a "connected" K-5 Library Media Specialist who blogs, pushes books and loves integrating tech with students and my 3 boys at home! Recently I became a Google Certified Educator, Seesaw and Common Sense Ambassador... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm CST
Poster Table 3

12:50pm CST

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

Speakers
avatar for Tami Moehring

Tami Moehring

Content Provider Liaison, Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC)
Twitter: @veraweber
JZ

jan zanetis

Managing Director, Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration


Tuesday December 15, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm CST
Poster Table 6

12:50pm CST

Minecraft for Second Language Teachers
Have you thought about using Minecraft in your second language classroom but are struggling to figure out what you would do? This session will give you practical, standards-based lessons you can implement immediately. Students will be inspired to create not only in the Minecraft worlds but also with their second language. You will leave the session with access to the lesson plans and YouTube videos for each lesson. Bring your laptop so that we can install a demo version of MinecraftEdu and play!

Speakers
avatar for Glen Irvin

Glen Irvin

Instructional Coach/Technology Integrationist, Sauk Rapids-Rice High School
I have taught Spanish for the past 13 years at Wabasha-Kellogg High School. I not only teach Spanish full time but I am also the half-time Technology Integrationist for the school district. I am an avid gamer! My classroom is a gamified, quest-based, mastery learning environment... Read More →


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

12:50pm CST

Promoting Failure Through Professional Development
Ed tech leaders talk a lot about promoting that failure is OK within schools without a lot of examples to support. This year, our building went 1:1 with laptops and it was a big transition for all. With the support of the LT Media Lab from the University of Minnesota, we challenged each of our teachers to try something new and fail. We celebrated both the failures and successes equally through research-based professional development and the result was beautiful.

Speakers
JG

Jennifer Gosha

Instructional Coach, Austin Public Schools
avatar for Derik Gustafson

Derik Gustafson

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

Lana Peterson

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

Cassandra Scharber

Associate Professor of Learning Technologies, UMN


Tuesday December 15, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm CST
Poster Table 4

12:50pm CST

Techie Tuesdays: Teacher iPad Training
The session will explain how a coach and library/media specialist collaborated to create technology professional development sessions. Monthly optional classes were offered to support the elementary teachers during the initial iPad implementation. Some of the topics included Schoology, Aurasma, Seesaw, Plickers, Tellagami, and Thinglink.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Ohlgren

Donna Ohlgren

Library Media Specialist, Rush Creek Elementary
Library Media Specialist at Osseo Area Schools
JS

Jill Simon

Instructional Coach, Osseo Area Schools


Plickers docx
Seesaw docx
Nearpod docx

Tuesday December 15, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm CST
Poster Table 2

1:55pm CST

Being Creative with GAFE and Chromebooks
This session will discuss methods for harnessing the creativity of students using Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Berding

Mike Berding

Technology Staff Dev and Curriculum Coordinator, Janesville Waldorf Pemberton


Tuesday December 15, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm CST
Poster Table 4

1:55pm CST

Computing Competencies Identified by Minnesota Principals
Minnesota K-8 principals responded to an online survey regarding important computing competencies for teachers based on the ISTE and Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) standards in summer 2014 for a dissertation study. Results showed the most important software and Internet topics in elementary schools, middle schools, and junior high schools. Emerging technologies found at the Minnesota TIES Conference 2013 and the University of Minnesota’s Excellence in Elementary Engineering (E4) for programming learning environments that are online, on mobile devices, and desktop computers were ranked. Recommendations for educators and Minnesota resources for emerging technologies will be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Cherryl Frye

Cherryl Frye

Researcher, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
My Computers in Education class was a real game changer for me. The course was very similar to the new Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles course, though computers are much faster than they were 20 years ago and have interfaces appropriate for young learners. My teaching... Read More →



Tuesday December 15, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm CST
Poster Table 3

1:55pm CST

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

Speakers
avatar for Tami Moehring

Tami Moehring

Content Provider Liaison, Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC)
Twitter: @veraweber
JZ

jan zanetis

Managing Director, Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration


Tuesday December 15, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm CST
Poster Table 6

1:55pm CST

MakerSpace in an Elementary Library Media Center
This poster session will explain the work in progress of creating a MakerSpace in an elementary school library media center. We will explore the process of acquiring materials through grant writing to choosing materials. Come see some of the materials used in the MakerSpace. Hear about our first few MakerSpace morning events.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Ohlgren

Donna Ohlgren

Library Media Specialist, Rush Creek Elementary
Library Media Specialist at Osseo Area Schools


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

1:55pm CST

Periscope: Streaming the Awesome in Schools
Fernbrook Elementary School recently began using Periscope, a live streaming app, to broadcast morning announcements to families. This poster session will describe how we initially set up the account, promoted it to our families, and plan on using the app to show the awesomeness throughout the school year.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Haugo

Kim Haugo

Library Media Specialist, FERNBROOK ELEMENTARY - ISD 279
Library Media Specialist - Osseo Area SchoolsI am a pro at hosting Author & Illustrator visits (Skype or In person) and enjoy teaching digital citizenship lessons as much as reading aloud to students!


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

1:55pm CST

Voxer: Maximizing Communication and Learning
Voxer is to messaging apps what Google is to word processing. Communicating with a team of colleagues or a cohort of learners can be invigorating. Voxer is a smartphone and web-based communication app that transforms communication by allowing individuals to send text, images, video, and, best of all, audio. Voxer also allows the creation of groups, broadcast chats, saving and downloading audio, and sharing via a link. “The best thing about Voxer is that I can share when I want and listen when I’m ready.” A terrific communication app that changes the impact of asynchronous communication!

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Daniels

Kristin Daniels

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


Tuesday December 15, 2015 1:55pm - 2:45pm CST
Poster Table 5

3:00pm CST

#MWHSPride: Creating a Positive Student-led Social Media Campaign
Come hear how students from Mound Westonka High School and the Westonka DECA chapter planned, organized, and launched the 170 Days of #MWHSPride positive social media campaign in 2014. Through the use of Twitter, Hootsuite, Facebook, and Blogger the campaign had more 35,000 page views and reached 35 countries on six continents. This session will share lessons learned, logistics, promotion, and implementation of a successful student-led campaign. Participants will come away with knowledge of how to design and build a successful, positive, student-led social media campaign.

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 3:00pm - 3:50pm CST
Poster Table 6

3:00pm CST

24/7: Students Learn Digital Literacy
Access Heritage E-STEM’s "Learning with Technology" online course and participate in a personalized learning approach to providing students with continual access to digital citizenship.

Speakers
avatar for Craig Roble

Craig Roble

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


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

3:00pm CST

Assessment Tools to Engage Students
Explore free and easy web­based technology tools for formative and summative assessments that engage students, and don't take a lot of time to create and grade. We'll explore Socrative, Poll Everywhere, NearPod, PearDeck, and Google Forms with Flubaroo. These tools can be used in computer labs or with mobile devices.

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 3:00pm - 3:50pm CST
Poster Table 5

3:00pm CST

Google Cardboard: Simple, Affordable, Fun Virtual Reality
Did you know you are a few pieces of cardboard short of having a virtual reality device in your pocket? Meet Google Cardboard: the world’s first affordable, recyclable tool that can turn most smartphones into virtual reality experiences. Swing by to experiment with Google Cardboard and learn about Google Expeditions, which are educational virtual reality tours of historical sites across the globe!

Speakers
avatar for Alexander Tofte

Alexander Tofte

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


Tuesday December 15, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm CST
Poster Table 1

3:00pm CST

Old Technology + New Technology = Success
Our presentation will discuss how we have combined old “technology” (white desks) with new technology (Chromebooks and iPads) to increase student engagement. We have painted the surfaces of our desks with whiteboard paint and combining that with iPad activities and Chromebook activities (Kahoot, Quizizz, Pear Deck, Quizlet, and many more) we can easily see the level of engagement within our students and our results are outstanding!

Speakers
NB

Nancy Brown

Teacher, White Bear Lake Area Schools
JH

Julie Hopkins

Teacher, White Bear Lake Area Schools


Tuesday December 15, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm CST
Poster Table 4

3:00pm CST

Practice Hard and Change to an Augmented Reality
Learn about one of the newest technologies breaking into the education world. Augmented reality is using a camera on any portable device to layer images and video over reality. Learn about the newest apps and project ideas. Have a chance to explore different apps and collaborate with other educators on augmented reality integration.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Morinville

Sarah Morinville

Teacher, Westonka School District
I am excited to be in my 13th year as an educator. From my beginnings in Duluth, Minnesota, my love for Science has grown. I earned my degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth. I earned my Master's from Saint Mary's University and earned my Physics license from Hamline University... Read More →


Tuesday December 15, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm CST
Poster Table 2