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  • Buena Vista University - 610 W Fourth Street, Storm Lake IA 50588
  • Registration: Siebens Science Center (8:00am-4:00pm both days)
  • Keynote: Schaller Chapel
  • Lunch: Siebens Field House

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Monday, June 11
 

9:00am

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Speakers
avatar for Jeff Sypersma

Jeff Sypersma

Technology Support Supervisor, Northwest AEA
Jeff is the Technology Support Supervisor for Northwest AEA and a GSFE Trainer. Jeff provides technology support to districts by providing technology audits, deployments, and professional development and training to teachers and central office staff. Jeff is the Executive Director... Read More →


Monday June 11, 2018 9:00am - 9:15am
Schaller Chapel

9:00am

Opening Remarks - Dr. Tim Grieves, Northwest AEA
Speakers
DT

Dr. Tim Grieves

Chief Administrator, Northwest AEA


Monday June 11, 2018 9:00am - 9:15am
Schaller Chapel

9:15am

Keynote - The Big Blank Wall
The world is changing and our classrooms need to change as well. What skills do our students need to be successful in their future? And how do we as educators embrace this change? Take a trip with Eric back to his first classroom to learn about the different between "Process" and "Purpose", to see what the future holds for our students, and explore the "4 C’s" we need to teach our students to prepare them for what is ahead.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, SPARCC
Eric has been in education for 27 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google Apps for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Monday June 11, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Schaller Chapel

10:30am

Anatomy of a Cyber Attack
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, participants will dissect security breach scenarios.  From initial reports through actual events, learn what to do before, during, and after a real or perceived cyber security event.  Who are the bad guys, what do they want, how do they get it, and how do we stop it?


Monday June 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
217

10:30am

Google Classroom: Tips, Tricks, and Ta-Da - Welcome to a Paperless Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will be an introduction/review of the capabilities of Google Classroom.  You will leave with the knowledge and skills to be able to set up your own Google Classroom as well as some fun additions that can make this Learning Management System more dynamic. Join us and learn how you can incorporate those 21st Century Technology Skills into your classroom all while making it paperless.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Hoffman

Erin Hoffman

Curriculum Director, Instructional Coach, Digital Literacy Coach, Kingsley-Pierson CSD, Woodbury Central CSD, Hinton CSD
avatar for Jackie Lammers

Jackie Lammers

Kingsley-Pierson


Monday June 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
139

10:30am

Moving Towards Redefinition with English Language Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

How can we go beyond just technical substitution with technology for our ELLs? Ideas and practices will be shared about how we can get into transformation levels of SAMR with our ELLs. We will focus on using the right tools with the right students to improve accessibility and comprehensibility.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Donovan

Patrick Donovan

Teacher, Ames Community School District
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.


Monday June 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
125

10:30am

Plugged in: Social-Emotional Learning in a Digital Age
Limited Capacity seats available

What do you think the chances are that your district system will have a cyber attack? How are you keeping your students "safe" in their use of technology? What's the foundation for quality digital citizenship? Beyond the "what" it's imperative we teach and empower the "why". Social and emotional attitudes and skills (SEL) are vital not only in the use of technology but as an effective tool to help students acquire and apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. This session will focus on how your work is vital to the development of strong social-emotional learning skills including supporting students who may be struggling with academics, social, emotional, or behavioral issues. Technology can help reach, engage, motivate, understand, and support students. Please join us as we take a look at SEL in the digital age.

Speakers
avatar for Kay Augustine

Kay Augustine

Project Director, School Climate Transformation Grant/MTSS for SEBMH, Iowa Department of Education/Certified Bridgeworks Generational Diversity Trainer
Hi! I'm the Project Director for the School Climate Transformation Grant and taking the lead, with lots of internal and external stakeholders, on the SEL process for the Department of Education to define SEL and identify SEL Competencies, learning targets, and developmental indicators... Read More →


Monday June 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
216

10:30am

Stop Motion Animation with Google Slides
Limited Capacity seats available

Many times we think of Slides as just a program for creating multimedia presentations. However, with just a few tricks you and your students can actually use Google Slides to make stop motion movies. This can be a fun and creative way for students to share their ideas and express their understanding in any subject. Learn how to use Slides to create and share stop motion movies with photos, shapes, text, and more. Session resources: http://www.controlaltachieve.com/stopmotion

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, SPARCC
Eric has been in education for 27 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google Apps for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Monday June 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
126

10:30am

Streamlining Workflow with Google and Other Tools
Limited Capacity seats available

This session focuses on providing quick wins and tools to help streamline workflow and project management from the teacher lens. Tools include, mail merge with Sheets, project management with Airtable, Drag for GMail, Draftback for Docs, lists and tasks with Google Keep, password management with LastPass, monitoring Collaboration in Docs with Revision History Analytics, and more.

Speakers
AO

Aaron Odekirk

TL Tech Integ Coach, Fort Dodge


Monday June 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
138

10:30am

Technology Integration with Personalized Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

In a personalized learning setting, students will need to know how to use technology for real-world purposes, to collaborate globally, and to use learned information to create new information. This session will provide a brief overview of personalized learning, share information about the State initiative, and model how technology can assist both teachers and students.

Speakers

Monday June 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
127

10:30am

Tell a Story with Google Tour Creator
Limited Capacity seats available

One of Google's new tools can help you tell your story. In this session, we will use Google Tour Creator to create our own virtual tours. Bring a laptop and your creativity.

Speakers
avatar for Lance Lennon

Lance Lennon

Director of Technology, Eagle Grove Community School District


Monday June 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
123

11:30am

Lunch / Network Time - Field House
Lunch

Monday June 11, 2018 11:30am - 12:45pm
Field House

12:00pm

Iowa AEA Online - Literacy Supports- MackinVia, TeachingBooks.net, BookFlix, TrueFlix, FreedomFlix
This poster session will highlight Iowa AEA Online resources available that can support literacy. Many teachers are probably already familiar with BookFlix and TrueFlix, but may not know as much about MackinVia, TeachingBooks.net, and FreedomFlix. This will allow teachers to ask questions about any or all of these resources.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Buysman

Pam Buysman

Educational Media Consultant, Northwest AEA
Northwest Iowa AEA Educational Media Specialist


Monday June 11, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Field House

12:00pm

Stop. Collaborate and Listen.
Students have been busy creating podcasts and music, collaborating through online platforms, critical thinking problems as well as communicating and crowdsourcing their ideas...but get this: THEY HAVEN'T EVER MET FACE TO FACE! Come learn about these amazing student projects, get inspired and start planning your next class collab!

Speakers

Monday June 11, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Field House

12:00pm

Using QR Codes in the Classroom
The poster presentation provides participants with information about how to create QR codes, applications, and specific examples of how to use QR codes with students.

Speakers
avatar for Tami Little

Tami Little

Sergeant Bluff-Luton CSD



Monday June 11, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Field House

1:00pm

Cooking with STEAM: Adding Art to STEM
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking for EASY art ideas to turn STEM areas into STEAM? Here you’ll be given art challenges and ideas to incorporate into a makerspace environment. But, don’t think it’s all “free food”. Be prepared to brainstorm and add your own ideas to the “menu”!

Speakers
avatar for Sandy Groom-Meeks

Sandy Groom-Meeks

Technology Intstructional Coach, MOC-Floyd Valley Schools
Sandy is currently a Tech Instructional Coach and former tech director, BVU adjunct, and elementary/preschool teacher. She is passionate about integrating technology in the classroom and collaborating with teachers to enhance learning. She partnered with school librarians to create... Read More →


Monday June 11, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
125

1:00pm

Fantastic Feedback Tools for Google Docs
Limited Capacity seats available

As educators we are always looking for better ways to connect with our students especially when providing feedback on their work. In this session we will explore four fantastic tools to provide feedback that is more detailed, engaging, and personal. Tools will include Google Doc text comments, voice comments with Read&Write for Google, video feedback with Screencastify, and natural handwriting feedback with the Google Classroom mobile app. Session resources: http://www.controlaltachieve.com/docsfeedback

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, SPARCC
Eric has been in education for 27 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google Apps for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Monday June 11, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
126

1:00pm

Gaming in the classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Classcraft is a way to bring your classroom to life and make learning and positive behavior fun. Classcraft takes the video game play experience and applies it to the classroom setting. Students earn points through positive behavior, collaboration, and active participation.

Speakers
avatar for Pauline Temeyer-Visocsky

Pauline Temeyer-Visocsky

8th Grade Writing, Sergeant Bluff-Luton CSD


Monday June 11, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
138

1:00pm

Hackers and Phishing and Ransomware, OH MY! Are You Prepared?
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you ready for the inevitable? Technology is rapidly transforming education, but technology’s promise requires an ongoing commitment to a safe and secure digital environment. Hacks, phishing attacks and data breaches are not a matter of IF they will occur, but WHEN. Who is responsible for creating a safe digital environment for students and staff? As a classroom teacher, instructional coach or technology specialist, what are your responsibilities around data security and digital privacy? What do you need to be sure and protect? What are the most important things to consider in order to ensure you have done all you need to do? Come discuss those questions and more and learn about ways to protect the fantastic innovation happening in your classrooms while balancing your responsibility for ensuring data privacy and digital security.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Goldstein

Karen Goldstein

Client Success Partner, BrightBytes
I am an educator from Indianapolis, passionate about working with other educators to make sense of data. I work with districts to support their technology integration and the MTSS/RtI processes. Talk to me about effective technology integration using the 4Cs; digital citizenship... Read More →


Monday June 11, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
139

1:00pm

Plugged in: Social-Emotional Learning in a Digital Age
Limited Capacity seats available

What do you think the chances are that your district system will have a cyber attack? How are you keeping your students "safe" in their use of technology? What's the foundation for quality digital citizenship? Beyond the "what" it's imperative we teach and empower the "why". Social and emotional attitudes and skills (SEL) are vital not only in the use of technology but as an effective tool to help students acquire and apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. This session will focus on how your work is vital to the development of strong social-emotional learning skills including supporting students who may be struggling with academics, social, emotional, or behavioral issues. Technology can help reach, engage, motivate, understand, and support students. Please join us as we take a look at SEL in the digital age.

Speakers
avatar for Kay Augustine

Kay Augustine

Project Director, School Climate Transformation Grant/MTSS for SEBMH, Iowa Department of Education/Certified Bridgeworks Generational Diversity Trainer
Hi! I'm the Project Director for the School Climate Transformation Grant and taking the lead, with lots of internal and external stakeholders, on the SEL process for the Department of Education to define SEL and identify SEL Competencies, learning targets, and developmental indicators... Read More →


Monday June 11, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
216

1:00pm

Regional and Online STEM Resources
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, participants will learn about Lending Libraries from regional STEM hubs in Iowa. Some sample kits will be available to explore. We will also look at local resources schools can tap into in their communities. Finally, I will share some quality STEM online resources for the classroom.

Speakers


Monday June 11, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
127

1:00pm

So You Have a Chromebook, Now What?
Limited Capacity seats available

Chromebooks are an inexpensive way to bring technology to the classroom, but what can you do with them? This session will offer some ideas outside of the core Google Apps. Part of this session will be sharing by the audience of strategies and tools that have worked in their classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Lance Lennon

Lance Lennon

Director of Technology, Eagle Grove Community School District


Monday June 11, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
123

1:00pm

The Next Generation of STEM
Limited Capacity seats available

Experience 360 degree storytelling and building your own pc in this session.  Your students can experience both while consulting experts and the process takes the "fear factor" out of teaching technical ideas and concepts.


Monday June 11, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
217

2:00pm

Does sit and get stick?
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you interested in learning about 6 brain-friendly practices that increases student and adult engagement which leads to improved learning?

Plan to participate in a very interactive session where educators will walk away with some examples to use in their classroom or during their next PD session including how technology can be leveraged to enhance these practices!

Speakers
avatar for Julie Graber

Julie Graber

Prairie Lakes AEA



Monday June 11, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
217

2:00pm

Gaming in the classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Classcraft is a way to bring your classroom to life and make learning and positive behavior fun. Classcraft takes the video game play experience and applies it to the classroom setting. Students earn points through positive behavior, collaboration, and active participation.

Speakers
avatar for Pauline Temeyer-Visocsky

Pauline Temeyer-Visocsky

8th Grade Writing, Sergeant Bluff-Luton CSD


Monday June 11, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
123

2:00pm

Google Expedition: Use Virtual Reality in Any Subject Area to Enhance Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Google Expedition is an app that you use with virtual reality headsets to bring students to hundreds of different places, all while staying in school. Learn about how one district is using virtual reality to enhance learning experiences with the help of the teacher librarian. Try out the virtual reality set in the session.

Speakers
JF

Joanna Freking-Smith

Teacher Librarian, Storm Lake CSD


Monday June 11, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
127

2:00pm

Google Tools for Mathematics
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how Google tools can be used to teach and learn mathematics including Google Drawings (for symmetry, angles, polygons, pictographs, line plots, area, fractions, algebra and more), Google Forms and Sheets (for collecting and analyzing data), natural handwriting tools for math including Equatio and the Classroom app, and other apps and extensions including Geogebra, Desmos, virtual rulers and protractors, and more. Session resources: http://www.controlaltachieve.com/math

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, SPARCC
Eric has been in education for 27 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google Apps for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Monday June 11, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
126

2:00pm

Integrating Student Agency and STEM/STEAM into out-of-school programs
Limited Capacity seats available

Can out-of-school programming utilize student agency to teach STEM/STEAM? What STEM/STEAM materials are available for use in out-of-school programs? Learn how 4-H out-of-school programs across Iowa are successfully integrating student agency and STEM/STEAM into their programs and furthering the learning done during the school day. As an added benefit, learn how many of the resources shared can be used successfully in classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Brenda Welch

Brenda Welch

Youth Program Specialist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
I will be presenting on incorporating STEM and even STEAM into after school programs and activities. Some of these ideas can be incorporated into the school day. I am very interested in finding ways to incorporate STEM into all levels and areas of education. As a child and youth development... Read More →


Monday June 11, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
216

2:00pm

So Every Kid Has a Device--Now What? Determining Tech Effectiveness
Limited Capacity seats available

Technology is ubiquitous in today’s classrooms, but as students engage with technology products, how do you tell which ones are having the greatest impact on their learning and achievement? How do you measure the return on learning and the return on your investment of the apps and websites your students use everyday? What conditions support effective technology integration? How do you know? What factors are important to consider when you are evaluating educational technology? Come discuss these questions and more as we dive deep into the next phase of the digital divide: technology USE.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Goldstein

Karen Goldstein

Client Success Partner, BrightBytes
I am an educator from Indianapolis, passionate about working with other educators to make sense of data. I work with districts to support their technology integration and the MTSS/RtI processes. Talk to me about effective technology integration using the 4Cs; digital citizenship... Read More →


Monday June 11, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
139

2:00pm

Storytelling in Elementary (iPad apps)
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session, we will explore various free iPad apps for story creation. After showing/sharing a few options, participants explore through a creation challenge using one of the apps. Through the creation process, we can consider how you could use the app to connect to your content. A few of the exploration options include, but are not limited to: KomaKoma, Superhero HD, and Puppet Edu.

Session notes HERE

Speakers


Monday June 11, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
125

3:00pm

Brain Breaks--Technology Style
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants in this presentation will discover the rationale behind using Brain Breaks. We will explore the different types of Brain Breaks to determine which ones to use and for what purpose. Finally, we will use technology as a resource to locate and access Brain Breaks.

Speakers
avatar for Tami Little

Tami Little

Sergeant Bluff-Luton CSD



Monday June 11, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
127

3:00pm

From Pre-Write to Publish: Technology for the Writing Process
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will lead teachers through the writing process and discuss technology for each step. This session will provide information for any content area incorporating writing. Resources for teachers and students will be included. Time for group sharing will be included with each step. Bring your computer, desire to collaborate, and willingness to learn something new!

Speakers
avatar for Sherry Bielenberg

Sherry Bielenberg

Teacher, Sioux City
Sherry Lynn Bielenberg has been teaching reading and writing for Sioux City Community Schools and Western Iowa Tech Community College since 2011. She studied at Buena Vista University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in education. While continuing to teach, she earned a Professional... Read More →


Monday June 11, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
139

3:00pm

Google Tools for Struggling Students
Limited Capacity seats available

There are many Google tools, apps, extensions, and features available to assist struggling learners or students with special needs. These can include text-to-speech, speech-to-text, readability, reading comprehension, organization, focus, and more. Learn what tools are available and how to access and use these with students. Session resources at: http://www.controlaltachieve.com/sped

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, SPARCC
Eric has been in education for 27 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google Apps for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Monday June 11, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
126

3:00pm

Integrating Student Agency and STEM/STEAM into out-of-school programs
Limited Capacity seats available

Can out-of-school programming utilize student agency to teach STEM/STEAM? What STEM/STEAM materials are available for use in out-of-school programs? Learn how 4-H out-of-school programs across Iowa are successfully integrating student agency and STEM/STEAM into their programs and furthering the learning done during the school day. As an added benefit, learn how many of the resources shared can be used successfully in classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Brenda Welch

Brenda Welch

Youth Program Specialist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
I will be presenting on incorporating STEM and even STEAM into after school programs and activities. Some of these ideas can be incorporated into the school day. I am very interested in finding ways to incorporate STEM into all levels and areas of education. As a child and youth development... Read More →


Monday June 11, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
216

3:00pm

ISTE Edtech Coaches Network Membership Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a local membership meeting of the ISTE Edtech Coaches Network. We welcome Edtech Coaches of all experience levels to join us as we gather to form connections and share ideas that will benefit you, your colleagues, and your students throughout the entire year.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Friederich

Ryan Friederich

Social Studies Teacher, Spirit Lake High School


Monday June 11, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
125

3:00pm

Making to Share
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session, we will explore avenues for creation in the cloud. Through creation challenges, we will use Canva and/or Adobe Spark (Post, Page, Video). Come ready to make and share as we consider content connections.

The agenda can be found HERE.

Speakers


Monday June 11, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
123
 
Tuesday, June 12
 

9:00am

Keynote - Bionic Educator
The best teacher in the world is a teacher who knows how to use technology effectively/optimally.
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vS1W7OMMJ1VhllorlGSUXThU01mjeTU6WTSmNDvqJ5yGayZlqecFq1Ly_qrTWzlt1qFsjPKf4JCPMjs/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000&slide=id.g35f391192_00


Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, SPARCC
Eric has been in education for 27 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google Apps for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Tuesday June 12, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Schaller Chapel

10:30am

Brain Breaks--Technology Style
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants in this presentation will discover the rationale behind using Brain Breaks. We will explore the different types of Brain Breaks to determine which ones to use and for what purpose. Finally, we will use technology as a resource to locate and access Brain Breaks.

Speakers
avatar for Tami Little

Tami Little

Sergeant Bluff-Luton CSD



Tuesday June 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
127

10:30am

Custom Add-ons and Web Apps with Google's Apps Script
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking to create custom Add-ons to extend GSuite core services, or build custom web apps for your organization? This session will focus on how we can use Apps Script, built into GSuite to build powerful tools to build web apps and add-ons.

Participants should have basic understanding/knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript or another programming language.

Speakers
AO

Aaron Odekirk

TL Tech Integ Coach, Fort Dodge


Tuesday June 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
138

10:30am

Does sit and get stick?
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you interested in learning about 6 brain-friendly practices that increases student and adult engagement which leads to improved learning?

Plan to participate in a very interactive session where educators will walk away with some examples to use in their classroom or during their next PD session including how technology can be leveraged to enhance these practices!

Speakers
avatar for Julie Graber

Julie Graber

Prairie Lakes AEA



Tuesday June 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
217

10:30am

Google Expedition: Use Virtual Reality in Any Subject Area to Enhance Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Google Expedition is an app that you use with virtual reality headsets to bring students to hundreds of different places, all while staying in school. Learn about how one district is using virtual reality to enhance learning experiences with the help of the teacher librarian. Try out the virtual reality set in the session.

Speakers
JF

Joanna Freking-Smith

Teacher Librarian, Storm Lake CSD


Tuesday June 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
125

10:30am

Improving the Writing Process with Google Docs
Limited Capacity seats available

Google Docs is much more than just an online word processor. It is a tool for improving student writing. Learn about peer editing, tracking revisions, having students' writing read aloud to them, giving feedback through text and voice comments, the integrated research tools and citation tools, thesaurus add-on, and more. With the power of Google Docs you can help your students become better writers! Session resources at: http://www.controlaltachieve.com/2018/02/write-right.html

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, SPARCC
Eric has been in education for 27 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google Apps for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Tuesday June 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
126

10:30am

Ready to Learn Innovations
Limited Capacity seats available

Iowa Public Television's Ready to Learn Initiative is working in Storm Lake to create anytime, anywhere activities and environments that increase science skills for children with high needs. In this session we will discuss what has already been happening in Storm Lake, learn how to access resources for your own community, and try out some new apps.

Speakers
avatar for Trista Peitzman

Trista Peitzman

Iowa Public Televsion


Tuesday June 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
216

10:30am

So Every Kid Has a Device--Now What? Determining Tech Effectiveness
Limited Capacity seats available

Technology is ubiquitous in today’s classrooms, but as students engage with technology products, how do you tell which ones are having the greatest impact on their learning and achievement? How do you measure the return on learning and the return on your investment of the apps and websites your students use everyday? What conditions support effective technology integration? How do you know? What factors are important to consider when you are evaluating educational technology? Come discuss these questions and more as we dive deep into the next phase of the digital divide: technology USE.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Goldstein

Karen Goldstein

Client Success Partner, BrightBytes
I am an educator from Indianapolis, passionate about working with other educators to make sense of data. I work with districts to support their technology integration and the MTSS/RtI processes. Talk to me about effective technology integration using the 4Cs; digital citizenship... Read More →


Tuesday June 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
123

11:20am

Technology Playground - Robots!
OSMO. Dots and Dashes. Spheros.

Speakers
avatar for Dennis Culver

Dennis Culver

Instructional Specialist, Iowa State University


Tuesday June 12, 2018 11:20am - 1:00pm
Field House

11:30am

Lunch / Network Time - Field House
Lunch

Tuesday June 12, 2018 11:30am - 11:45am
Field House

1:00pm

Adding to With Add-Ons
Limited Capacity seats available

My dad always told me to work smarter not harder. Google Add-ons adds functionality to Google Docs. This sessions will cover some a few of these add-ons and show you how to use them.

Speakers
avatar for Lance Lennon

Lance Lennon

Director of Technology, Eagle Grove Community School District


Tuesday June 12, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
126

1:00pm

Digital Feedback to Improve Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Effective feedback is one of the most important things we can do as educators. There are a multitude of ways that we can provide better feedback to students to better help them improve and grow as learners. From the features of Google Docs to alternative forms of feedback using voice or video, teachers can provide better help to students as part of the learning process. Participants will be introduced and will experience various tools and methods that they can take back to the their classroom right away to improve how we provide feedback and instruction to students.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Donovan

Patrick Donovan

Teacher, Ames Community School District
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.


Tuesday June 12, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
125

1:00pm

From Pre-Write to Publish: Technology for the Writing Process
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will lead teachers through the writing process and discuss technology for each step. This session will provide information for any content area incorporating writing. Resources for teachers and students will be included. Time for group sharing will be included with each step. Bring your computer, desire to collaborate, and willingness to learn something new!

Speakers
avatar for Sherry Bielenberg

Sherry Bielenberg

Teacher, Sioux City
Sherry Lynn Bielenberg has been teaching reading and writing for Sioux City Community Schools and Western Iowa Tech Community College since 2011. She studied at Buena Vista University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in education. While continuing to teach, she earned a Professional... Read More →


Tuesday June 12, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
139

1:00pm

Hackers and Phishing and Ransomware, OH MY! Are You Prepared?
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you ready for the inevitable? Technology is rapidly transforming education, but technology’s promise requires an ongoing commitment to a safe and secure digital environment. Hacks, phishing attacks and data breaches are not a matter of IF they will occur, but WHEN. Who is responsible for creating a safe digital environment for students and staff? As a classroom teacher, instructional coach or technology specialist, what are your responsibilities around data security and digital privacy? What do you need to be sure and protect? What are the most important things to consider in order to ensure you have done all you need to do? Come discuss those questions and more and learn about ways to protect the fantastic innovation happening in your classrooms while balancing your responsibility for ensuring data privacy and digital security.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Goldstein

Karen Goldstein

Client Success Partner, BrightBytes
I am an educator from Indianapolis, passionate about working with other educators to make sense of data. I work with districts to support their technology integration and the MTSS/RtI processes. Talk to me about effective technology integration using the 4Cs; digital citizenship... Read More →


Tuesday June 12, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
123

1:00pm

Visualizing Data with Awesome Table
Limited Capacity seats available

AwesomeTable has grown in popularity over the past few years, it makes building data walls and visualizations easy and simple. This session will help participants understand how to format their sheets and guide them through the process of making powerful visualizations for their data using this utility.

Speakers
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Aaron Odekirk

TL Tech Integ Coach, Fort Dodge


Tuesday June 12, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
138

1:00pm

Extreme Lesson Makeover
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you seen the amazing work from the befores to the afters from Extreme Makeover Home Edition to the Today Show’s Ambush Makeovers? Well now you have your chance to participate in Extreme Lesson Makeover.  Just bring lessons or lesson ideas and work with your colleagues and me to change your lesson into an engaging lesson that you will enjoy teaching and students will love engaging in. Through this process, participants will learn how to use a tool that centers around the 4 big shifts (deeper learning, student agency, digital tools, and authenticity) that schools need to be focusing on.  

Speakers
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Julie Graber

Prairie Lakes AEA


Tuesday June 12, 2018 1:00pm - 2:50pm
217

1:00pm

Making to Make Meaning
Limited Capacity seats available

During our time together, we will explore resources and strategies that invite creativity while supporting comprehension and understanding. Participants will create following various challenges including but not limited to blackout poetry, photography, and sketchnoting/design. Various technology tools will be shared for the purpose of creation, capturing the creation, and sharing the creation.

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Tuesday June 12, 2018 1:00pm - 2:50pm
216

2:00pm

Making Learning Accessible For All
Limited Capacity seats available

With the technology that we have available to us, we can make learning more accessible and better designed for all students. We can do more than just design our lessons for one style of learner and can make learning happen for all of our students. We have tools and techniques that can make it so that students can learn despite what challenges they face. Join me to discuss how we can better be designing learning for all and how we can make our current learning more accessible.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Donovan

Patrick Donovan

Teacher, Ames Community School District
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.


Tuesday June 12, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
125

2:00pm

You can do WHAT? with Google Slides?
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will look at a variety of ways to use Google Slides other than as a presentation tool! We'll explore learning activities that incorporate the 4 C's - Critical Thinking, Creativity, Communication, & Collaboration, formatting wizard-y to create flyers, newsletters, motivational posters, social media posts, & more to promote your learning environment, and lastly, explore a few add-ons to enhance Google Slides -- if you still want to use it as presentation tool!

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Youngers

Tyler Youngers

Northwest AEA
Instructional Technology Consultant for Northwest AEAFormer MS & HS Social Studies Teacher


Tuesday June 12, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
126

2:00pm

Designing Your Own Digital Breakouts
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you looking for new ways to engage your students while encouraging their use of the 4 C's? You will leave this session will many ideas on how to design and implement your own digital breakouts through GAFE. We will also share lots of practical but fun ideas for different breakout scenarios. The presenters' primary focus and experience are in PreK-5, but the strategies can be easily adapted for older grade levels.

Speakers
avatar for Darin Johnson

Darin Johnson

Technology Integrationist, Denison CSD


Tuesday June 12, 2018 2:00pm - 3:50pm
127

2:00pm

Micro-controllers and Arduino in Middle School
Limited Capacity seats available

This past fall I took a leap and offered an Electronics and Programming club at our Middle School. I had many questions, can a Middle School student understand how to use and program an Arduino? Can they design circuits and programs that interact with the real world? The answer, is yes. This session will discuss my experience and how you can bring microcontrollers into your context. Participants will get started with microcontrollers in the online program Tinkercad.

Speakers
AO

Aaron Odekirk

TL Tech Integ Coach, Fort Dodge


Tuesday June 12, 2018 2:00pm - 3:50pm
138

2:00pm

The World at your Fingertips (Virtual Field Trips)
Limited Capacity seats available

Budgets are tight and the time it takes to travel long distances can make some field trips more difficult. Virtual field trips allow students to see, explore, examine and experience a location beyond the traditional photo slide shows. Explore interactive 3D views and 360 videos that will take your class there virtually! You can travel across state lines or even the ocean in seconds! Create your own customized path, location, map or utilize some of the pre-designed curriculum based explorations. In this workshop, you will learn how to utilize tools like Google Earth and Google Maps as well as other resources.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Ducommun

Linda Ducommun

Technology Integration / Instructional Coach, Cherokee Community School District


Tuesday June 12, 2018 2:00pm - 3:50pm
139

3:00pm

Encourage Active Learning in the Classroom with Pear Deck
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will focus on the use of Pear Deck in the classroom.  We will review the basics of Pear Deck, explore different question types, and discuss the impact PD can have to turn your passive learners into active ones!

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Youngers

Tyler Youngers

Northwest AEA
Instructional Technology Consultant for Northwest AEAFormer MS & HS Social Studies Teacher


Tuesday June 12, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
125

3:00pm

Google Security Best Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you administer a Google domain? This session will cover some of the best practices for keeping your users information safe.

Speakers
avatar for Lance Lennon

Lance Lennon

Director of Technology, Eagle Grove Community School District


Tuesday June 12, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
126