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The Iowa 1:1 Institute exists to:
  • Help the Midwest’s 1:1 districts learn from each other about innovative teaching, learning, and administrative practices that are occurring in their districts;
  • Build excitement and ‘buzz’ around 1:1 laptop computing initiatives in the Midwest; and
  • Help others who are interested in 1:1 computing learn more about how to get started and be successful.
The institute is open to anyone interested in 1:1 laptop computing initiatives in P-12 schools, whether they currently are working in such a program or just want to learn more.  
http://iowa1to1.com/
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Wednesday, April 6
 

8:00am CDT

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Wednesday April 6, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Conference Center

9:00am CDT

An introduction to Blended Learning using Blended Learning!
The development of a blended classroom in a high school biology course will be detailed. Participants will interact with the exact blended learning system that the presenters students encounter in class so bring your mobile device and be ready to go to work!  

Today's Link 

Speakers
avatar for Paul Mugan

Paul Mugan

Biology Teacher, Waverly Shellrock High School
I'm a '91 Wartburg College graduate and have been teaching high school science ever since! I completed a Masters in '08 through University of Wisconsin Stout's online program and it has influenced my teaching profoundly! Since then, I have been focused on Blended Learning and have... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
304

9:00am CDT

Building Fluency with Technology
This session will include demonstrations and samples of how Atlantic Community School District uses two designed tools to build and improve fluency: R.A.A.C Tutor and Fluency Tutor. With these tools, there are multitude of ways to assess your students and provide additional support for all grade and reading levels.

Speakers
ED

Edward Den Beste

TLC Lead, Atlantic Community Schools
avatar for Jessica N Fincel

Jessica N Fincel

Staff Development/Training, Atlantic Community Schools
I am the Technology Resource Integrationist for the Atlantic Community School District. My area of emphasis is to help integrate technology into the general classroom setting. I have facilitated ACSD in the process of becoming a Google App School throughout the 2012-2013 school year... Read More →
MG

Missy Goergen

instructional coach, Washington Elementary
MS

Macie Silliman

2nd grade teacher, Washington Elementary


Wednesday April 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
316

9:00am CDT

Creating Meaning not just Media: Digital Storytelling
What does storytelling have to do with my math class or my Physics class? How can the practice of storytelling impact student digital assignments? This workshop will explore student voice and choice through digital storytelling in content areas.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Swantz

Beth Swantz

Digital Learning Consultant, Grant Wood AEA


Wednesday April 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
315

9:00am CDT

Critical Thinking Using Online Resources
This session will focus on the use of online resources to support critical thinking which may include argumentative or persuasive writing, debate preparations, and extension activities.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Youngers

Tyler Youngers

Instructional Technology Consultant, Heartland AEA
I work in Region 3 (south and southeast of the Des Moines metro) as an Instructional Technology Consultant for Heartland AEA.


Wednesday April 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
306

9:00am CDT

Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup, Sharing & Discussion
Participants will be introduced to resources that can support instruction and join in conversations pertaining to digital citizenship. Participants will be able to share what digital citizenship instruction looks like in their schools, resources used, etc. Please join us for an opportunity to share and learn together.

Session Presentation: Digital Citizenship Resource Roundup / Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Travis Wilkins

Travis Wilkins

Instructional Technology Consultant, Heartland AEA
Travis Wilkins is an instructional technology consultant for Heartland AEA.


Wednesday April 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
308

9:00am CDT

Digital Portfolios
During this workshop we will discuss how to create a growth mindset through the use of digital portfolios, workflow and management of digital portfolios. During this workshop we will explore different digital portfolio resources; Seesaw, Easy Blogger Jr, and Blogger, as well as engage with these resources. 

Speakers
avatar for Marisa Dahl

Marisa Dahl

Digital Learning Consultant, Heartland AEA
My name is Marisa Dahl, and I serve as an Instructional Technology Consultant at Heartland Area Education Agency (AEA) in Central Iowa. Heartland is an educational service agency that supports school districts in Central Iowa. My role at Heartland AEA is to support school districts... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
307

9:00am CDT

Don't Shy Away from Greatness - Branding Your School/District
Within this session teachers, leaders, admins, etc. would learn a step by step process to take your vision/mission to "Brand" your classroom/school/district and how that can positively impact student achievement. This includes what needs to occur to build staff buy-in, how it impacts instruction, and then how you are able to tell your story to the school community.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Proud

Nick Proud

Principal, Garner Elementary / Iowa City Community Schools
Nick Proud (@Nick_Proud) is the principal at Garner Elementary in North Liberty, IA. Garner proudly serves nearly 700 students in a K-6 building. He has presented Nationally including at ISTE 2018 and the National Principals Conference. Nick was honored as the 2016 ITEC Administrator... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
305

9:00am CDT

Expanding the Walls of Your Classroom
Whether you are interested in partially or completely flipping your classroom, providing remedial help, or looking for a new way to make sub plans, we will be looking at different apps and websites that can help students learn your content even when you are not there.

Check out my presentation at http://bit.do/expandthewalls 

Speakers
avatar for Jason Noble

Jason Noble

Spanish Teacher, Pella Christian High School
Techy Spanish teacher who loves to learn and share new tools.


Wednesday April 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
302

9:00am CDT

Going Places With My Maps.
Learn how to customize and edit your own maps by creating place marks, polygons and paths. We’ll get a little geeky and import our own data to create rich multi-layered maps.

Speakers
avatar for Lance Lennon

Lance Lennon

Director of Technology, Eagle Grove Community School District
Lance Lennon has been in education for 20 + years, the last 18 have been as a technology director and technology integrationist. He is a Certified Casper Administrator, a DEN Star Educator, an Apple Teacher, a Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Administrator, and a Google... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
303

9:00am CDT

Ooh and Ahh Moments
When was the last time you were in a classroom and you heard "oohs" and "ahhs" from the students? Can you remember a time when their reaction to a learning opportunity was visceral and authentic (and, potentially loud!)?

We need more ooh and ahh moments in our schools, but how do we create them?

Speakers
avatar for Devin Schoening

Devin Schoening

Principal; Virtual Academy Coordinator, Council Bluffs CSD


Wednesday April 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
319

9:00am CDT

Screencasting in Action
Many sessions show how to make screencasts, but most don't show it in action. This session will not only show the basics of creating screencasts, but also show real world examples of screencasting in use in classrooms. "Borrowing" these lesson ideas is encouraged.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Rude

Jason Rude

7th/8th Social Studies Teacher, New Hampton Middle School
Jason is a 2007 graduate of Luther College in Decorah, IA. He has spent time as a level I and level II special education teacher prior to settling into his current assignment, which is his area of passion, American History. Jason is also a member of his school's PBL team, emergency... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
301

9:00am CDT

Seesaw Playground
Explore Seesaw, a digital portfolio, that empowers students to share what they are learning, digital or not. Gain a better understanding of Seesaw’s capabilities by participating in a day-long challenge and scavenger hunt that will help you see the potential of Seesaw in your own classroom and document your learning journey. If using a mobile device, please download the Class Seesaw app prior to the session.

Speakers
avatar for Mindy Cairney

Mindy Cairney

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood Area Education Agency
Mindy is a digital learning consultant for Grant Wood AEA. She is passionate about helping teachers integrate technology with integrity. She co-hosts the Edtech Take Out podcast and the makerspace show: Think, Make, Innovate.


Wednesday April 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
318

9:00am CDT

Student Communication, Collaboration, Creativity - What apps and tools foster learning with middle and high school students?
Johnston has 1:1 digital learning environments in middle school and high school (grades 8-12) and digital learning environment (DLE) classrooms in K–7, with plans to expand this next school year. Apps and tools will be shared that we use for these 3C skills, as well as feedback and work flow tools.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Wiley

Ann Wiley

Curriculum Coordinator-Instructional Technology, Johnston CSD



Wednesday April 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
320

9:00am CDT

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


Speakers
avatar for Julie Graber

Julie Graber

Instructional Tech Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
I am a member of Prairie Lake's Tech Innovation Team, an Authentic Intellectual Work Coach, a Defined STEM trainer and one of Jay McTighe's MAC Associates. I am passionate about providing students authentic work that they create for an authentic audience. This includes connections... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
310

9:00am CDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Leonard

Melissa Leonard

Reading Teacher, ELC school
avatar for Jenny Nitchals

Jenny Nitchals

Technology Integration, Estherville Lincoln Central CSD
I am passionate about teaching and learning with technology.
avatar for Arielle Olson

Arielle Olson

Kindergarten Teacher, Estherville Lincoln Central



Wednesday April 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
317

9:00am CDT

Video is worth way more than 1000 words
Video is much more than a passive tool, you can use it to reflect on your teaching, create videos for students, use it as a formative assessment, and let students be creators instead of consumers. We will see how we can use this powerful tool more effectively.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Donovan

Patrick Donovan

Ames CSD
Technology Coach at Ames High School in Ames, IA. I am a Google Certified Trainer and Innovator. I am also a member of the Friendly Disruption podcast. I believe in focusing on using technology to make learning accessible for all learners.


Wednesday April 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
309

9:00am CDT

Waukee APEX: The Intersection of Responsibility, Freedom, and Professionalism
Hear stories of the projects eight Waukee APEX associates have worked on for business clients around the Des Moines metro. Students will share what they learned and how they've grown from the projects.

Speakers
avatar for Russ Goerend

Russ Goerend

Technology Instructor, Waukee APEX


Wednesday April 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
311

9:00am CDT

What Is Osmo?
Have you ever wondered what an Osmo is and does? This session will provide hands on use of the Osmo gaming system used with iPad. It will include classroom integration ideas in the areas of math, reading, creativity, and science.

Speakers
KM

Kim Meyers

Instructional Coach, Algona CSD


Wednesday April 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
314

9:00am CDT

Student Driven Learning in Primary Classroom
Empower students through opportunities to make decisions for their learning. When students find ownership, learning becomes more authentic and fun! Discover ways to incorporate technology and students’ interests to support student-driven learning.

Speakers
avatar for Leka DeGroot

Leka DeGroot

1st Grade Teacher, Spirit Lake CSD
I am a first-grade teacher in Spirit Lake, Iowa. I am passionate about integrating technology, computer science, and global connections to my students' daily learning. I thrive on creating a student-centered classroom where students take ownership in their learning and have the choice... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
312/313

9:00am CDT

English (Roll-Alike)
Come engage in a converstation about what other educators in your arena want to talk about. 

Wednesday April 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
Board Room 2

9:00am CDT

IT (Roll-Alike)
Come engage in a converstation about what other educators in your arena want to talk about. 

Wednesday April 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
Board Room 3

9:00am CDT

Unconference Room
This room is open for unconference session. Come meet with a team or continue a great conversation in this space throughout the day!

Wednesday April 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
321

10:15am CDT

10 Strategies to Improve Student Engagement
In this session, you will learn about about 10 strategies to improve student engagement and the web resources to make that happen!

Speakers
avatar for Mary Trent

Mary Trent

NW Regional STEM Manager, Iowa Lakes Community College
Hello, my name is Mary Trent. I am the Northwest STEM Regional Manager for the State of Iowa. This is a new position for me. Previously, I was the Technology Integration Specialist for Kuemper Catholic School in Carroll, IA. I held that position for 13 years. I am married with 2... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am CDT
301

10:15am CDT

Amplifying the Writing Process
Technology allows students to reimagine the writing process. Explore different ways technology can support young writers. Explore tools that allow students to brainstorm collaboratively, resources for gathering information and revising, along with new publishing options. Great for multiple grade levels and content areas. 

Speakers
avatar for Shaelynn Farnsworth

Shaelynn Farnsworth

Iowa
Shaelynn is a leader in the convergence between literacy and technology. As High School teacher she redefined her English classroom as not only a place to learn about literature but also explore how technology is shaping the future of communications. Shaelynn is a Google Certified... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am CDT
318

10:15am CDT

Benefits of Blended Learning for Students, Teachers, Co-Teachers and Parents
Blended learning's benefits are multifaceted. Blended learning's effect on Students, Teachers, Parents and Co-Teachers will be discussed.

Through research and trial and error, Paul Mugan has produced a blended biology classroom. He has been teaching with this blended format for seven years. Join him as he details the many benefits he and his learners have enjoyed.

Today's Presentation Link 

Speakers
avatar for Paul Mugan

Paul Mugan

Biology Teacher, Waverly Shellrock High School
I'm a '91 Wartburg College graduate and have been teaching high school science ever since! I completed a Masters in '08 through University of Wisconsin Stout's online program and it has influenced my teaching profoundly! Since then, I have been focused on Blended Learning and have... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am CDT
304

10:15am CDT

Beyond the Blue Share Button
Feedback is challenging, especially when you have 100+ students. Transform your feedback into more than just words on a page with Google. Come learn about practical strategies for classroom implementation. This presentation will focus on feedback formats utilizing Google Tools.

Speakers
avatar for Amber Bridge

Amber Bridge

Digital Learning Consultant, Grant Wood Area Education Agency
Digital Learning Consultant for Grant Wood AEA. Check out our YouTube Makerspace show, Think, Make, Innovate. #havefunmaking
avatar for Beth Swantz

Beth Swantz

Digital Learning Consultant, Grant Wood AEA


Wednesday April 6, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am CDT
315

10:15am CDT

Blending Your Professional Development
Blended and online learning is not just for students. This session will hear from several schools on how they are blending their professional development to offer personalization and just-in-time learning. Participants will come away with tools and access to PD options to offer their staff, including teachers, administrators, and support staff.

Speakers
avatar for Evan Abbey

Evan Abbey

Program Director, AEA PD Online
As a collaborative of Iowa's Area Education Agencies, we offer online professional development and services for schools to deliver their own online or blended learning. This includes self-paced trainings and courses for school employees, facilitated courses, online teacher communities... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am CDT
303

10:15am CDT

CANCELLED - Just How Do You Become A Connected School Leader And Make A Difference?
How many of you have thought you were a connected school leader just by being signed up for Twitter or by listening to a webinar online? In this presentation, Shannon will show you embrace what it truly means to be connected through social networks and by participating in various activities as you develop your very own personal learning network. She will provide information on how she has made a difference within her school community, librarianship, and education by being connected.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon McClintock Miller

Shannon McClintock Miller

K-12 Teacher Librarian, Speaker, Consultant, Author, Van Meter Community School
Shannon McClintock Miller is an international speaker, consultant and author who has a passion for education, librarianship, advocacy, technology, social media and making a difference in the world and lives of others, especially children. Shannon serves as the K-12 district teacher... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am CDT
307

10:15am CDT

Closed North Butler Session
Wednesday April 6, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am CDT
320

10:15am CDT

Empower EVERY Teacher to be Professionally Driven through Personalized PD
Traditional PD can no longer be “sit and get,” nor does it lead/inspire authentic learning in the classrooms for students. By empowering teachers to lead their own learning, they will be more inclined to empower their students as well. Learn how to build district-wide Personalized PD that ignites teachers to become Professionally Driven. Presentation at tinyurl.com/i11iPPD.

Speakers
avatar for Jarod Bormann

Jarod Bormann

Instructional Technology Integration, Keystone AEA
https://www.professionallydriven.com/author


Wednesday April 6, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am CDT
305

10:15am CDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Osborn

Leslie Osborn

Instructional Collaborator: Innovation & Differentiation, Hampton-Dumont High School
Leslie Pralle Osborn is currently an instructional collaborator for innovation and differentiation at Hampton-Dumont-CAL High School, where she previously served as a student advocate working primarily with English Learners. An ASCD Emerging Leader and one of the National School... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am CDT
308

10:15am CDT

Lessons from the Trenches: 1:1 iPads for High School
Rolling out 1:1 iPads to a high school is a team effort and much was learned in our first year. This session will detail the planning, training, and device deployment, focusing on how teachers and students were supported along the way. We will include tips, tricks, and changes for this fall.

Speakers
avatar for Glenda Seward

Glenda Seward

Learning Design Coach, Mid-Prairie CSD


Wednesday April 6, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am CDT
314

10:15am CDT

Objectifying your 1:1 Initiaitve
Many school districts that invest resources into 1:1 initiatives know that it is the right thing to do for students. However, many do not draft concrete objectives that guide the initiative. Others have objectives but struggle with how to accurately measure them. This session will analyze real scenarios and provide direction for participants just getting started with a 1:1 initiative or those considering to a 1:1 renewal.

Speakers
avatar for Trent Grundmeyer

Trent Grundmeyer

Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, Drake University
I currently serve as an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at Drake University and as an interim consulting principal at Carroll High School. I am passionate about technology, student engagement, and school reform. My dissertation was around 1:1 laptop initiatives and whether... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am CDT
316

10:15am CDT

Technology Tools for the High School Classroom
Two High school teachers (math and art) will provide a glimpse into their 1:1 classrooms. They will offer strategies, tips and advice on integrating the Chromebook resources they use frequently. Many of the resources shared can be applied cross-curricular.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Hewitt

Dan Hewitt

Art Teacher, Estherville Lincoln Central High School
I grew up in Arkansas City, KS. I went to College at Cowley County CC and Wichita State University. I earned a degree in Art Education at Wichita State University and work for Estherville Lincoln Central HS. I teach HS Art, and am on the District Leadership Team. I got married... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am CDT
317

10:15am CDT

Techy with the TECHS
This would feature a roundtable discussion with technology director from around the state of Iowa. Topics would include SIS, 1:1 solutions, current issues and much more.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Linde

Mike Linde

Technology Director, Van Meter Schools


Wednesday April 6, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am CDT
309

10:15am CDT

The Google Searches You Didn't Know Existed
Join us and learn about ALL Google has to offer when you are ready to search and learn. We will demonstrate the "advanced search" feature and the many classroom applications these advanced settings give you. We will also showcase sections of Google about which you might not know: Google News, Google Scholar, Google Cultural Institute, Google Junior, Google Trends, Google a Day and more! Lots of info to help your students become better researchers plus many bonus classroom ideas to be found in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Hines Hayes

Catherine Hines Hayes

Technology Integrationist, South Hamilton
Ms. Hayes has taught high school/middle school English, specializing in technology integrated projects, for 24 years. She earned her MA in Instructional Technology from the University of Northern Iowa, and while there presented on instructional design at the International Flat Classroom... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am CDT
302

10:15am CDT

Using 1:1 for MTSS/Rti efficiency
Mid-Prairie HS wanted a financial and student/teacher time efficient process utilizing our 1:1 digital environment with the focus on student achievement during MTSS time. The process of directing 330 students and 40 staff members on a daily basis had to be usable by luddites and digital natives.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Carlson

Nathan Carlson

Husband to @carlson_MP | Father to Dempsey & Harlynn | Golf Enthusiast | Cubs Believer | Keota 7-12 Principal | #MP Hawks Dean of Students


Wednesday April 6, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am CDT
310

10:15am CDT

Writing 'Choose Your Own e-Adventures'
Looking for ways to help students create their own Choose-Your-Own-Adventure styled writing projects? This session showcases the unique capabilities of Google Slides for creating immersive e-stories in the classroom. Help your students explore different types of narrative structures while learning to incorporate interactivity through hyperlinks, puzzles, sound clips and animated GIFs.

Speakers
JH

Jeff Hughes

HS English & College Psychology, Kuemper Catholic High School / DMACC
Jeff Hughes has taught high school English and language arts for eighteen years. He enjoys helping students discover reading, writing, and imagining in new ways including storyboarding, mind mapping, and creating Choose-Your-Own-Adventure stories. During the 2015-16 school year... Read More →



Wednesday April 6, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am CDT
311

10:15am CDT

Zaption - Interactive Videos
Interactive video tools like Zaption engage learners by augmenting face-to-face instruction and supporting blended and flipped classes. Zaption has hundreds of interactive videos that other teachers have created that students can use immediately or you can easily create them for your students.

Speakers
avatar for Judy Griffin

Judy Griffin

Digital Learning Consultant, GHAEA
Digital Learning Consultant for 12 school districts in southwest Iowa. We are supporting an Authentic Learning Network - connecting schools to the community and businesses through real projects. I also coach teachers to infuse tech to engage students.


Wednesday April 6, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am CDT
319

10:15am CDT

Mini Keynote Can't we be innovative too?
This mini-keynote will profile numerous public schools around the country that are enabling deeper learning, greater student agency, authentic work, and rich technology infusion. Participants will have multiple opportunities to discuss and reflect on what they, too, could do to move their own schools forward.

Speakers
avatar for Scott McLeod

Scott McLeod

Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Colorado Denver
A Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Colorado Denver, Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D., is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on P-12 school leadership, deeper learning, technology, and innovation. He is the Founding Director of the UCEA Cen... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am CDT
312/313

10:15am CDT

Social Studies (Roll-Alike)
Come engage in a converstation about what other educators in your arena want to talk about. 

Wednesday April 6, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am CDT
Board Room 2

10:15am CDT

Students (Roll-Alike)
Come engage in a converstation about what other educators in your arena want to talk about. 

Wednesday April 6, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am CDT
Board Room 3

10:15am CDT

Unconference
This room is open for unconference session. Come meet with a team or continue a great conversation in this space throughout the day!

Wednesday April 6, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am CDT
321

11:30am CDT

ABC's of Technology Integration
Looking for ways to integrate technology in your classroom? In this session we will explore a variety of tools (K-12 and multi-platform) you can use beginning with the letter A and working our way through the alphabet until we end at Z.

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Fonley

Jackie Fonley

Instructional Coach, Algona High School


Wednesday April 6, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
307

11:30am CDT

ATTACK OF THE DRONES!
Drones or Unmanned Areal Vehicles (UAV's) are everywhere now. They are EXCELLENT tools for the classroom. There is a lot of fear about them but we'd like to show you how to responsibly use the technology in your schools with HIGH FLYING results!


Wednesday April 6, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
302

11:30am CDT

Breakout EDU
Are your students tired of worksheets? Are you as a teacher tired of grading them? Are you looking for ideas to integrate 21st Century Skills (4Cs - Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Communication) into your lessons? Most importantly, would you like your students to be engaged learners? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, don't miss this Breakout EDU session. This session will involve participation, so come prepared to have fun.


Speakers
avatar for Jen Dovre

Jen Dovre

Ballard Community School District
avatar for Jody Kelley

Jody Kelley

District Technology Integrationist, Ballard


Wednesday April 6, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
306

11:30am CDT

Building Pathways: Journey to stronger technology integration
Professional development is foundational to the success of any device rollout. This session will explore successful models and strategies to create an effective Professional Development plan. You will leave the session with an overview of 4 districts journeys towards designing and implementing their unique PD plans. Focusing on the questions to ask, and the key characteristics for successful plans, you will walk away with an idea of how to start the most effective process for your staff.

Speakers
avatar for Zack Kruger

Zack Kruger

21st Century Instructional Specialist, Tierney Brothers
Zack was a former elementary teacher and also spent some time as a technology integration specialist. Zack is currently a 21st Century Instructional Specialist for Tierney Brothers in Minneapolis, MN. He is part of the Tierney Ed team which provides professional development and... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
316

11:30am CDT

Closed North Butler Session
Wednesday April 6, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
320

11:30am CDT

Connect with Tech: Tools to Encourage Student Communication & Collaboration
Technology increases opportunities! Take advantage of it by finding ways for students to collaborate and communicate. This session will focus on using tech resources to help students connect with each other and practice technology literacy skills. Google Apps, including MyMaps, Blogger, Classroom, Docs, and Slides will be presented. Also see ways to use Padlet, Today’s Meet, Prezi, and Social Media, to help students connect with tech.

Speakers
avatar for Jolie Morgan

Jolie Morgan

Instructional Coach, Dallas Center-Grimes High School


Wednesday April 6, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
317

11:30am CDT

Google Classroom of Awesomeness
Google Classroom is already great, but integrating different add-ons makes it AWESOME! This session will talk about simplifying workflow by using add-ons like Doctopus, Goobric, Flubaroo, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Mande Gamble

Mande Gamble

Technology Training Specialist, Heartland AEA


Wednesday April 6, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
303

11:30am CDT

Kicking off 1:1? 'Roll-Out' the Red Carpet!
Handing out devices? Whether it’s a 1:1 kickoff or an annual task, distributing devices is an opportunity to bring every family into your school. Make the event personal and showcase your students and staff! Boone CSD will share how we deployed 1350 Chromebooks through a 2-day, red-carpet event.

Speakers
avatar for Jill Janes

Jill Janes

Director of Innovative Learning, Boone CSD


Wednesday April 6, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
310

11:30am CDT

Managing iPads using a MDM
In this session we will cover different methods for managing iPads with a mobile device manager. Included will be app management including pushing apps without Apple IDs. 

Speakers
avatar for Jason Marshall

Jason Marshall

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Digital Learning Consultant - Grant Wood AEA - @jmarsh77


Wednesday April 6, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
318

11:30am CDT

Navigating your EdTech Roadmap, Is Your School #FutureReady?
65 percent of today’s students will be employed in jobs that have yet to be created. Our current education system collectively has not been adequately preparing students for what’s next, or encouraging utilization of 21st century skills like problem solving, the four C's, infusing technology as a tool in classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Patterson

Mike Patterson

Keynote Speaker, CDW-G
Texas Education Strategist, CDW-G


Wednesday April 6, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
314

11:30am CDT

So you want to Blend Your Classroom
This session will explore blended learning for the classroom. We will discuss why you might want to take this leap, what to think about before converting a course to online, the challenges and tips for a successful online course. This session will also share with participants the opportunity to participate in a blended learning cohort as well as a Online Learning for Iowa Educators community.

Speakers
avatar for Denise Krefting

Denise Krefting

Instructional Designer, AEA Learning Online
Support Iowa Schools in online instruction, OER Commons, provide online trainings for credit and provide support and content for AEA Learning's Student Personalized Learning System.
avatar for Lynn McCartney

Lynn McCartney

Instructional Technology Team, Heartland AEA
As a 30 year secondary science teacher, I was able to follow my passion for enhancing content and instruction with the effective use of technology. In my current position as a Heartland Instruction Technology Consultant I get to partner with teachers, schools, and districts to help... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
301

11:30am CDT

Social Media 3.0: Developing a Connected Mindset Through Intentional Practice
Social media is a tool that is only as powerful as the hand that holds it. Social media 3.0 is about mindset—believing in the importance of consistently differentiating communication and cultivating contagious, memorable messages. With simple changes in the presentation and structure of information, educators can multiply their impact.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Butler

Dan Butler

Superintendent, Western Dubuque Schools
Dan Butler is passionate about leadership, positive relationships, continuous improvement, connected learning and making differences in the lives of others. Dan presents at the local, state, and national levels about digital leadership, 21st century public relations/communication... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
309

11:30am CDT

The pǝddıןℲ Classroom
Learn to FLIP your classroom without sacrificing quality instruction or precious planning time. Participants will examine how "flipped" learning can enhance the workshop model and discover time-saving alternatives to video production. You don't need to be Spielberg for this session!

Speakers
avatar for Steven Hopper

Steven Hopper

Curriculum Technology Coordinator, Ankeny Community School District
Dad. Thinker. School Board Member. Aspiring Educational Leader.


Wednesday April 6, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
311

11:30am CDT

Universal Design Considerations for 1:1 Technology Initiatives
When launching and refreshing a 1:1 technology initiative, school districts are always mindful that opportunities and technology are equally available for all learners. Universally designing a 1:1 technology initiative adds some critical considerations on "the front end" that scaffold and maximize available technology tools to promote access, expression and student engagement. Providing “identical” technology to a wide range of diverse learners, requires a flexible design as well as the consideration of specific technology supports to reach the extremes of user differences. This session will introduce key technology support options that can be beneficial to meet the diverse learning needs of students and other things to consider.

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Behmer

Stacy Behmer

Coordinator of Digital Learning/Media Services, Grant Wood AEA
Stacy is a former elementary and middle school teacher and also spent some time as a district technology director. She is currently the Coordinator of Digital Learning & Media Services at Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she works with a team of digital learning consultants... Read More →
avatar for Julie Freed

Julie Freed

SLP/AAC Resource Team Need, Grant Wood AEA
Julie Freed is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has extensive background in the field of augmentative communication and assistive technology supporting students with a wide range of needs for the past 30 years. Currently... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
315

11:30am CDT

Using Tech to Create Interactive Science Reports
Session will include practical ideas for implementing common school and personal technology to engage more students in the classroom. By using technology to create interactive science projects, students gain greater control over content vocabulary and become more involved in small group projects.

Speakers
RL

Ryan Loots

Teacher, Council Bluffs


Wednesday April 6, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
304

11:30am CDT

Using Video with Chromebooks
Videos are an important tool in the digital classroom. This session will look at resources that can be used on chromebooks to create videos to use for instruction, add content to videos found on the web, and have students create their own videos. Some tools include , Screencastify, Movenote, VideoNot.es, Playposit (formerly eduCanon), and Animoto.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Gilbertson

Bob Gilbertson

Technology Media Specialist, Miller Middle School


Wednesday April 6, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
319

11:30am CDT

Visible Thinking
Join me for time to explore and create! Sketchnoting and photography/image editing can be used to show and share thinking. During this session, we will explore various apps and sites that can support the quest to make thinking visible.

Click HERE for the session agenda 

Speakers

Wednesday April 6, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
305

11:30am CDT

Web Tools and Apps to Ignite Student Learning!
Tired of sifting through endless web tools trying to find the "good ones"? Take a look at what's hot for 2016! Ignite student passion for learning and build skills with easy-to-use tech tools and apps that will put a spark into your curriculum during this fast-paced, interactive session.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Langenhorst

Rachel Langenhorst

Technology Integrationist/Instructional Coach, Rock Valley Community Schools
Tech integrationist and instructional coach. Blogger and presenter. Busy wife and mom of three. EMT. I firmly believe in servant-leadership. I am incredibly passionate about students taking ownership and interest in their learning by providing an enriching, challenging environment... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
308

11:30am CDT

Imagination and Skepticism
Of space exploration, Carl Sagan wrote, "Those explorations required skepticism and imagination both. Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it, we go nowhere. Skepticism enables us to distinguish fancy from fact, to test our speculations."
But space exploration doesn't hold a patent on this idea...it makes sense in education too.
Mini-keynote topic

Speakers
avatar for Devin Schoening

Devin Schoening

Principal; Virtual Academy Coordinator, Council Bluffs CSD


Wednesday April 6, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
312/313

11:30am CDT

Math (Roll-Alike)
Come engage in a converstation about what other educators in your arena want to talk about. 

Wednesday April 6, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
Board Room 2

11:30am CDT

Superintendent (Roll-Alike)
Come engage in a converstation about what other educators in your arena want to talk about. 

Wednesday April 6, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
Board Room 3

11:30am CDT

Unconference
This room is open for unconference session. Come meet with a team or continue a great conversation in this space throughout the day!

Wednesday April 6, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
321

12:30pm CDT

Lunch
Wednesday April 6, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Off Site

1:30pm CDT

#ELCMidgets Our Story - One District’s Journey to Transformation
Need to bridge traditional learning with digital? Are you struggling to get buy-in from your stakeholders? Can’t decide where to put your efforts and resources with technology? If you said yes, this session is for you. Join a Superintendent and Technology Integrationist and learn from their experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Nitchals

Jenny Nitchals

Technology Integration, Estherville Lincoln Central CSD
I am passionate about teaching and learning with technology.
avatar for Tara Paul

Tara Paul

Superintendent, Estherville Lincoln Central Schools
I am in my 12th year at ELC and am passionate about moving education in a new direction while honor the past that we all know to be the U.S. educational system. At ELC we are working hard to fulfill our mission of Maximizing every students learning potential and making ELC the place... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
317

1:30pm CDT

3 C's of Stop Motion: Collaborate, Communicate, Create.
We will be exploring different ways to easily incorporate stop motion videos into every subject area at all grade levels while focusing on the 3 C's. Attendees will also have time to get hands on experience with stop motion videos during this session.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1oYB7MJ1ClB4UWrR7HUlT2JuRfp0kXdIwNlS0yEmCHMc/edit?usp=sharing


Speakers
avatar for Tyler Pearson

Tyler Pearson

K-5 Technology Integrationist, Knoxville Community School District
Technology Integration, Virtual Reality, Osmo, Computer Science/Coding, Swivl, Plickers, Google Apps For Education, Stop-Motion, BreakoutEdu, Kahoot, etc.
avatar for Matt Dunkin & Michael Splavec

Matt Dunkin & Michael Splavec

3rd Grade Teacher, Northstar Elementary
I am a 3rd grade teacher at Northstar Elementary in Knoxville. I love to incorporate technology into my classroom!



Wednesday April 6, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
311

1:30pm CDT

An Upbeat Look at Technology in Music Classrooms
Music is a universal language that should be composed, created and celebrated in classrooms across the globe. During this session, we will discuss the available music tools/programs, classroom ideas, and success stories of music classroom collaborations with the help of our 21st century technology.

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Allen

Meredith Allen

Education Specialist, Soundtrap
Prior to the joining Spotify and the inception of Soundtrap for Education team as an Education Specialist, Meredith served as an Instructional Technology Consultant at Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency in Iowa.  Preceding her consulting, Meredith taught instrumental music, K-7... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
301

1:30pm CDT

CANCELLED - The AASL Best Websites.....25 That Rock Each Year!
For the past 5 years, the American Association of School Librarian's Best Websites For Teaching and Learning Committee has been selecting 25 websites that will enhance classrooms and libraries. This last year the committee celebrated their 150th website and this year we will be adding 25 more! Come find out about the winners. Shannon McClintock Miller will focus on amazing websites from six categories including; Media Sharing, Digital Storytelling, Manage & Organize, Social Networking & Communication, Content Resources, and Curriculum Collaboration. It will be a fun presentation which will leave you with tons of ideas and wonderful bookmarks and handouts to take with you back to your students, teachers, and school community.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon McClintock Miller

Shannon McClintock Miller

K-12 Teacher Librarian, Speaker, Consultant, Author, Van Meter Community School
Shannon McClintock Miller is an international speaker, consultant and author who has a passion for education, librarianship, advocacy, technology, social media and making a difference in the world and lives of others, especially children. Shannon serves as the K-12 district teacher... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
303

1:30pm CDT

Components of Systemic Change, or How to fix education
Is education broken?
Is how we educate broken?
Is how we assess education broken?

This session will evaluate the quality of our schools. We will discuss the difference between education and learning. We will look at the components needed to change our educational system from something that is endured by our students to something that transforms our students.

Speakers
avatar for Dane Barner

Dane Barner

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


Wednesday April 6, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
308

1:30pm CDT

Conferencing parents through video
The parents you need to visit during conferences never show up. So how can you connect with the parents that should have information? In the same amount of time it takes to call (and not get an answer) you can video conference and know when they've seen your information.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Lindquist

Rob Lindquist

Teacher, Council Bluffs Community School District
After graduating from Iowa State University in 2005 with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Rob Lindquist started his teaching career after two years at Buena Vista University's Council Bluffs campus attaining his Post-Baccalaureate in Secondary Education. He has his Master's... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
304

1:30pm CDT

Explore PBS LearningMedia, America’s #1 Educational Media Brand
Bring you device or laptop to learn how you can tap into America’s #1 Educational Media Brand. Access over 100,000 innovative, standards-aligned, digital resources and professional development opportunities. PBS LearningMedia is a free site designed with special productivity tools with teachers and mind, and a student portal where learning has no limits!

Speakers
IP

Iowa Public Television

Iowa Public Television


Wednesday April 6, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
305

1:30pm CDT

Getting Started with Breakout EDU
Whether you are interested in gamifying your classroom, helping to strengthen often-overlooked soft skills, or hoping to introduce and reinforce content in a creative, immersive way,Breakout EDU has something to offer. Students must utilize the 4 Cs, problem-solve, and think outside of the box to solve content-based puzzles that help them to break out!

Participants will learn how to implement Breakout EDU in their classrooms, acquire materials, and create games that connect to their content.  This session will include a game as well, so come prepared to have fun!

Link to presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Glade

Jeff Glade

Ankeny Community Schools


Wednesday April 6, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
307

1:30pm CDT

iPad Apps to Tap into Students’ Creativity
How often are we allowing students to be creative with iPads? Come and learn about iPad apps that provide a great platform for students to get creative on the iPad.

Speakers
avatar for Amber Bridge

Amber Bridge

Digital Learning Consultant, Grant Wood Area Education Agency
Digital Learning Consultant for Grant Wood AEA. Check out our YouTube Makerspace show, Think, Make, Innovate. #havefunmaking
avatar for Jason Marshall

Jason Marshall

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Digital Learning Consultant - Grant Wood AEA - @jmarsh77


Wednesday April 6, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
318

1:30pm CDT

Makerspaces at Heartland AEA
Come check out the Makerspace tools Heartland AEA has to host demonstrations.

Speakers
avatar for Marisa Dahl

Marisa Dahl

Digital Learning Consultant, Heartland AEA
My name is Marisa Dahl, and I serve as an Instructional Technology Consultant at Heartland Area Education Agency (AEA) in Central Iowa. Heartland is an educational service agency that supports school districts in Central Iowa. My role at Heartland AEA is to support school districts... Read More →
avatar for Tyler Hellmann

Tyler Hellmann

Digital Learning Consultant, Heartland AEA
I'm a Digital Learning Consultant at Heartland AEA. I work in Region 8 which spans from Southeast Polk towards Newton.


Wednesday April 6, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
319

1:30pm CDT

Math, 1:1, and Middle Level...I've Been Told These Don't Mix
What should you do if you teach middle level math at a 1:1 district? Put worksheets online? Have students mindlessly click buttons? If this sounds familiar, you aren’t alone. Math and 1:1 are tough to mesh together, but I would like to use my five years of 1:1 math experience (10 years total) to show you how. Session content will include introductions and opportunities to try multiple 1:1 math resources as well as how to structure your classroom to maximize the benefits of 1:1. Upper elementary and early high school teachers are also invited!

Speakers


Wednesday April 6, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
310

1:30pm CDT

PD - 6 rural districts simultaneous - Google to the rescue
Six schools are working smarter offering PD as a blended learning, online experience simultaneously. Teachers Hangout to collaborate, learn and build projects. Districts use data around technology initiatives and chose the 4C’s, as the focus. PBL is the instructional practice. Google Classroom, Apps, Hangouts, YouTube are the delivery vehicles.

Speakers
avatar for Maryann Angeroth

Maryann Angeroth

Technology Coordinator/Director, Green Hills AEA
Green Hills Area Education Agency employs Maryann as an Instructional Technology and Continuous Improvement Consultant to support schools in southwest Iowa. Maryann assists schools with technology integration especially as it pertains to the implementation of a 1-1 computing device... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
316

1:30pm CDT

Secrets of Going 1:1
Whether you're already 1:1, plan to go 1:1 or are looking ahead to the future, come to this interactive session with Hapara to explore the critical success factors and best practices of 1:1.  We'll look more deeply at case studies in deploying student devices -- and share examples of what works and what doesn't. Our teams work with schools and districts across the US and around the world.


Speakers

Wednesday April 6, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
309

1:30pm CDT

Share Your Inner Awesome: Using Social Media to Connect with Families and Teachers

How are you sharing with stakeholders? This session will go give examples and ideas on how we are using social media to brand our school and share daily happenings from the classroom.  We will give you ideas to increase parent involvement and ways to connect your classroom with families and the community.  What is ordinary to you might be extraordinary to others. Share your inner awesome!

We'll give you the What, Why, and the How to share your inner awesome!  
| Blogger | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Voxer | Blab | Pinterest | Google Plus

Session Resources


Speakers
avatar for Andrea Townsley

Andrea Townsley

School Improvement, Grant Wood AEA
I am a School Improvement Consultant through Grant Wood AEA. Previously, I have been an Instructional Coach and PD leader, as well as a 4th grade teacher. I love to read, listen to books and podcasts, and live for spending time with my family and friends. I'm also so thankful to... Read More →
avatar for Anna Upah

Anna Upah

Curriculum & Instructional Services Director & Elementary Principal, Benton CSD
Anna is the Keystone Elementary Principal & Curriculum and Instructional Services Director at the Benton Community School District. One of Anna's responsibilities at Benton CSD is facilitating teacher leadership. Collaboration runs deep in Anna's belief system. Anna's passions include... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
320

1:30pm CDT

Skills Iowa and Write-to-Learn; Tools for Learning
Having computers isn't enough - the technology used in a classroom must provide support for student learning and provide appropriate information teachers can use to make instructional decisions.
At Cardinal we use several technology tools including WriteToLearn™ and edifyAssess that make a difference in student learning and drive teacher instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Sheila Fetter

Sheila Fetter

Instructional Coach, Cardinal Community Schools


Wednesday April 6, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
314

1:30pm CDT

Tech Tibits to Engage the Elementary Learner
We will share with you the baby steps we have taken on our iPad integration adventure. From the first steps of integration in the elementary classroom, our team will share our journey to a 1:1 environment in our building. This session will offer apps and web based activities to use in a K-5 classroom, whether it be with for a class with 1 or 2 ipads, or a 1:1 environment.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Becker

Aaron Becker

Principal, Saint Edward Catholic School
avatar for Cathy Feldmann

Cathy Feldmann

Technology Coordinator, Saint Edward, Cedar Valley Catholic Schools
avatar for Kayla Sadd

Kayla Sadd

3rd Grade Teacher
avatar for Wendy Sweeney

Wendy Sweeney

Third grade teacher, Saint Edward School


Wednesday April 6, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
306

1:30pm CDT

The Power of YouTube for 1:1 Classrooms
Discover some of the best YouTube tips and tricks that are designed to help teachers who are using video in their instruction. Learn how to make YouTube safer, less distracting, and more interactive for teaching and learning in a 1:1 classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Wylie

Jonathan Wylie

Digital Learning, Grant Wood Area Education Agency
Jonathan Wylie is a Technology Consultant for Grant Wood AEA in Eastern Iowa. He helps schools integrate technology in an authentic and meaningful way. He is also the co-host of The Edtech Take Out podcast. You can connect with Jonathan on Twitter or via his blog at jonathanwylie... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
315

1:30pm CDT

Using Maps as Critical Thinking Tools
Maps can be used across all content areas as powerful tools for critical thinking. Participants will learn how to boost the rigor in their classrooms and leave with a wealth of resources. This session is best suited to 3-12 educators.

Speakers
avatar for Deb Vail

Deb Vail

Consultant, Heartland AEA
Passionate about literacy instruction, project-based learning and tech integration


Wednesday April 6, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
302

1:30pm CDT

The Art of Awesomeness
-The step by step universal guide to make your lesson, your classroom, your program, or you school - Awesome. Everyone is welcome to attend. You do not need ninja skills, a commercial drivers license, or a mullet to partake, just a smile.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Ehn

Josh Ehn

Superintendent, Oelwein Schools
avatar for Tim Hadley

Tim Hadley

6-12 Principal, Pekin Community Schools
I am passionate about helping young people and educators achieve their full potential.


Wednesday April 6, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
312/313

1:30pm CDT

Principals (Roll-Alike)
Come engage in a converstation about what other educators in your arena want to talk about. 

Wednesday April 6, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
Board Room 3

1:30pm CDT

Science (Roll-Alike)
Come engage in a converstation about what other educators in your arena want to talk about. 

Wednesday April 6, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
Board Room 2

1:30pm CDT

Unconference
This room is open for unconference session. Come meet with a team or continue a great conversation in this space throughout the day!

Wednesday April 6, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
321

2:45pm CDT

An Admins Journey to Tech Integration With His Teachers
This session will highlight the tech integration journey of an administrator. During this time, you will be given apps and strategies to communicate with parents & teachers, and ways to flip professional development. We'll provide you with tips & tools for how to share plans, agendas, and data and we may just have a little fun in the process!

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Becker

Aaron Becker

Principal, Saint Edward Catholic School


Wednesday April 6, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
306

2:45pm CDT

APPlications in world language classrooms
You have been given the tool, so how do you APPly it to your world language classroom. My Spanish class has been 1:1 for two years. This session will share my go to APPS for project centered learning, visual vocabulary, not your parents flashcards and digital interactive notebooks. The apps in this session are for iPads.

Speakers
avatar for Merri Lea De Wit

Merri Lea De Wit

World language teacher, Regis Middle School
I have been teaching 8th grade Spanish for 14 years. I am also the ESL teacher for our building. In my "spare" time I am a quilter and a mom of two adult young men.



Wednesday April 6, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
307

2:45pm CDT

Assessment Hero
What’s the first words that come to your mind when someone says assessment? Awesome? Engaging? To Die For? Probably not, right? During this session we will check out some ways to turn craptacular assessment into spectacular assessment. Tools such as Kahoot, Plickers, Exit Ticket, Go Formative and more will be explored during this session.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Fenstermaker

Andrew Fenstermaker

Tech Coach, Iowa City Schools
Andrew Fenstermaker currently serves as the Instructional Technology Coordinator and Tech Coach for the Iowa City School District. Even though he is short on hair, he is full of creative ways to inspire and build the capacity of others with innovative practices that leverage the 4Cs... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
304

2:45pm CDT

Blogging with the Easy App
We will share a new blogging app called The Easyblog App. The Easyblog App is the world's easiest platform for classroom blogging, ePortfolios and parent communication. The participants will learn how to set up a class account, personalize the blog, manage sharing option, create folders and subscribe parents. They will also explore the blogging tools to create posts. Examples of student created posts will be shared for inspiration. We will also share examples of how they can use blogging to connect with classes across the globe.

Speakers
avatar for Leka DeGroot

Leka DeGroot

1st Grade Teacher, Spirit Lake CSD
I am a first-grade teacher in Spirit Lake, Iowa. I am passionate about integrating technology, computer science, and global connections to my students' daily learning. I thrive on creating a student-centered classroom where students take ownership in their learning and have the choice... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
316

2:45pm CDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Osborn

Leslie Osborn

Instructional Collaborator: Innovation & Differentiation, Hampton-Dumont High School
Leslie Pralle Osborn is currently an instructional collaborator for innovation and differentiation at Hampton-Dumont-CAL High School, where she previously served as a student advocate working primarily with English Learners. An ASCD Emerging Leader and one of the National School... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
308

2:45pm CDT

Empowering Students Through Social Media
As a high school art teacher, I use social media such as Facebook, Pinterest,Twitter and more to get information out to students & assess students. Once the high school began the one-to-one process back in 2012-13, the process to instruct students on presentation tools, such as, Prezi , Thinglink, PowerPoint began. With my flipped art studio, and have also created tutorials using YouTube, iMovie, & Swivl.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Burgher

Mike Burgher

Art Teacher Dallas Center Grimes High School


Wednesday April 6, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
310

2:45pm CDT

Everyone is talking about Learning Management Systems
Conversations about Learning Management systems are all over social media from Google Classroom to Canvas to Edmodo to Moodle. See the State Wide Learning Management System which is free to all schools in Iowa, the content shared by teachers across the world that you can use in your online classroom and hear from a district that has converted after they saw the newer State version. eCurriculum and State Wide Learning Management System: Co-present with Meilssal Wicklund North Winn Technology Integrationists and Craig Mohr Science teacher at SE Polk.

Speakers
avatar for Denise Krefting

Denise Krefting

Instructional Designer, AEA Learning Online
Support Iowa Schools in online instruction, OER Commons, provide online trainings for credit and provide support and content for AEA Learning's Student Personalized Learning System.


Wednesday April 6, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
302

2:45pm CDT

Gamify with Google
Using various Google Apps to create a gaming atmosphere for learners. You can include typical gaming elements that entice students to learn in and out of the classroom. Gamification of a unit or period of time motivates students to earn points by learning and incorporate your behavior expectations by having students earn badges.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Reichart

Heidi Reichart

Technology Integrationist, Ankeny Community School District
I've taught elementary and secondary, and have been doing technology integration for about 6 years. The most important thing I can do is to support those teachers who are learning and using something new that will help students learn.


Wednesday April 6, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
317

2:45pm CDT

Impacting Student Learning through Adaptive Technology
  Adaptive learning is a buzzword in schools today, but what REALLY is adaptive learning? This session will look at the different types of adaptive learning, their uses & limitations, and will explore some technologies integrating adaptive learning for student achievement.

Speakers
DW

DJ West

McGraw-Hill Education: National Director of Professional Learning


Wednesday April 6, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
320

2:45pm CDT

Leading in a 1:1 Environment
This session is an informal conversation about the traits of effective 1:1 school leaders. 

Speakers

Wednesday April 6, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
319

2:45pm CDT

Making YouTube yours.
This session would explore who YouTube can be used in a classroom. This will include creating playlists, using the editing software, and lesson ideas for include YouTube in a meaningful way.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Pearson

Allison Pearson

Technology Integrationist, Wilton Jr./Sr. High School
This is my third year working as a technology integrationist in our building. Before this year, I taught 7-12 grade social studies. People should ask me for ideas on how to incorporate meaningful technology within their lessons, especially when it comes to using websites like Blendspace... Read More →



Wednesday April 6, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
309

2:45pm CDT

Osmo Learning Game (iPad)
Osmo is play beyond the screen, a learning game that takes the power of the iPad's camera and allows students to play with REAL objects while getting real time feedback from the iPad app. Students can play with real objects in the 5 available apps. Engages students in Math, Words, Art, & STEM. Just watch how much fun students have - while learning!

Speakers
avatar for Chad Sussex

Chad Sussex

Technology Coach, Hinton Community School
I love finding ways to integrate technology into the classroom, provided it has a purpose for student learning and development. I've recently started a school makerspace and have enjoyed finding technology and other things for students to use when making. I am also a big fan of all... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
301

2:45pm CDT

Peace, Love, Math & Technology for the 6-12 Level
Attendees will be inundated with options for infusing technology into their math classrooms including, but not limited to, management techniques, content delivery, content practice, and formative assessments. Tools will be Google-heavy with many others joining in.  Thirteen different technologies will be introduced during the course of the session.  Participants will be part of a mini-lesson that my students experience on a daily basis.  Be sure to have devices.  

Speakers
avatar for Megan Heine

Megan Heine

Math Teacher, Ankeny Community School District
I love technology. Been an Apple geek since 1987. I am all about teaching math in ways that will get students engaged and interested in the topic by giving them choices and input to their learning.



Wednesday April 6, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
305

2:45pm CDT

Selfies, Memes, Vlogs & More: Using Digital Media in 1:1 Classrooms
Did you realize you were 1:1 with digital cameras? Every device in your classroom has at least one camera that is capable of taking both photos and videos. Discover some of the best ways to use them for teaching and learning.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Wylie

Jonathan Wylie

Digital Learning, Grant Wood Area Education Agency
Jonathan Wylie is a Technology Consultant for Grant Wood AEA in Eastern Iowa. He helps schools integrate technology in an authentic and meaningful way. He is also the co-host of The Edtech Take Out podcast. You can connect with Jonathan on Twitter or via his blog at jonathanwylie... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
315

2:45pm CDT

Shake Up Your Center Time
Learn how to incorporate technology into the daily classroom routine instead of using it as a separate special event. Use your devices for more than skill practice, free time or centers. Come learn practical and meaningful ways for elementary teachers to begin teaching with technology and meeting Iowa Core, NGSS, and technology literacy standards.

Speakers
avatar for Diana Byriel

Diana Byriel

Technology Integration Coach, Boone Community Schools
During my years in the classroom, I taught 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades .  I am currently serving my district as the elementary technology integrationist and STEM coordinator for pre-k through 4th grade. I am passionate about the purposeful integration of technology... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
314

2:45pm CDT

Student Action Teams: What happens when you put students in the driver seat.
This session will explain what a student action team is, why you should have one in your school, and what happens when students a put in the driver seat of school improvement. Join us to learn, share stories, and be amazed.

Speakers
avatar for Dane Barner

Dane Barner

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


Wednesday April 6, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
311

2:45pm CDT

Using Chrome to Support Reading
We will explore how students and teachers can harness a few tools included with the Chrome browser that can support literacy. You get a lot of bang for your buck because these features can support new learning across the curriculum!

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Behmer

Stacy Behmer

Coordinator of Digital Learning/Media Services, Grant Wood AEA
Stacy is a former elementary and middle school teacher and also spent some time as a district technology director. She is currently the Coordinator of Digital Learning & Media Services at Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she works with a team of digital learning consultants... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
318

2:45pm CDT

Want to Make Your PBL/Flipped/Self-Paced Classroom Flow?
Want to take the leap to a non traditional classroom setting? Learn about technologies that teachers and students can use to make that transition a lot easier.

Speakers
avatar for Mande Gamble

Mande Gamble

Technology Training Specialist, Heartland AEA
avatar for Levi LaRue

Levi LaRue

North Tama CSD


Wednesday April 6, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
303

2:45pm CDT

What's your Why?

One hard question for any educator is "Why?" just why are we doing what we do for five days a week?  What is our purpose as educators in preparing our students and how do we act upon those whys? Are these whys good enough for our own children or grandchildren?

Many of the answers can be found in empowering students with the universal constructs.  We will examine these universal constructs and how you can effectively incorporate technology to put them into action in your school.


Speakers
avatar for Carrie Hillman

Carrie Hillman

Technology Integration Specialist, Nevada Community School District


Wednesday April 6, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
312/313

2:45pm CDT

Elementary (Roll-Alike)
Come engage in a converstation about what other educators in your arena want to talk about. 

Wednesday April 6, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
Board Room 2

2:45pm CDT

Specials (Roll-Alike)
Come engage in a converstation about what other educators in your arena want to talk about. 

Wednesday April 6, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
Board Room 3

2:45pm CDT

Unconference
This room is open for unconference session. Come meet with a team or continue a great conversation in this space throughout the day!

Wednesday April 6, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
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