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ITEC is an ISTE affiliate who promotes the use of technology in education by demonstrating to its members, other educators and the public developments in the use of educational technology and how its use supports teaching and learning. The ITEC Conference is October 11-13, 2015. It will be held at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, IA. The conference is open to all educators and administrators in Iowa and beyond. 

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Monday, October 10
 

8:00am

Global Collaboration to Fit Your Needs
We all seem to discuss the need for global collaboration and get excited when others do it, but how do we bring this into our own environments?  Global collaboration isn’t meant to make more work for you, but instead meant to engage students and staff in a more authentic manner in already pre-existing learning.  Come to this workshop and find ways to fit global learning and global connections into what you are already doing, without the need to be 1to1 or have crazy amounts of technology.

Speakers
avatar for Pernille Ripp

Pernille Ripp

Creator of Global Read Aloud, Oregon Middle School
Teacher and Author – Oregon, WI Middle SchoolMass consumer of incredible books, Pernille Ripp, helps students discover their superpower as a former 5th grade teacher, but now 7th grade teacher in Oregon, Wisconsin. She opens up her educational practices and beliefs to the world on her blog www.pernillesripp.com and is also the creator of the Global Read Aloud Project, a global literacy initiative that since 2010 has connected more than... Read More →


Monday October 10, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
305/306

8:00am

No Charge for Awesomeness
Traditional instruction is a thing of the past. How can we leverage technology and the 4Cs to engage and empower our students? Studies have shown how disengaged students become as they move through our education system. Ubiquitous access, if employed appropriately, can allow awesomeness to organically happen in our classrooms. Let’s chat about our modern learner’s and some examples of organic awesomeness.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Fenstermaker

Andrew Fenstermaker

5th Grade Teacher/Innovation Coach, Iowa City Schools
Andrew is a 5th grade teacher at Penn Elementary in North Liberty Technology plays a huge role in the way that my classroom continues to evolve in the 21st Century. I am always looking for new and innovative ways to not only enrich the curriculum, but further my effectiveness as a teacher to digital natives.


Monday October 10, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
302

8:00am

Benefits of Blended Learning for Students, Teachers, Co-Teachers and Parents
Today's Presentation

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 since 2012. Join him as he details the many benefits he and his learners have enjoyed.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Mugan

Paul Mugan

Biology Teacher, Waverly Shell Rock High School
2016-17 will be my 26th year as a secondary science teacher. I'm a '91 Wartburg College grad. 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 enjoyed showing others how to teach with a Blended format throughout Iowa. Let's learn together!


Monday October 10, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
308

8:00am

Blending the Writer's Workshop
This is an interactive session that will show you how to Blend or Flip Your Writing Workshop! This approach allows students to control the time, place, path or pace of their own learning. Additionally, it provides you, the teacher, with engaging alternatives for publishing student work using online options and apps.

Speakers
avatar for Joanna Van Raden

Joanna Van Raden

Independent Consultant, Independent Consultant
I am a blended learning enthusiast! I taught at the elementary level for 32 years and had the most exciting time of my career during the last few when I taught a 1:1 iPad class fully blending all subjects. I received the 2015 Michigan Association of Computer Using in Learning (MACUL) Outstanding Pre K-12 Teacher of the Year award. Follow me on Twitter @joannavrteaches #blendedwritersworkshop


Monday October 10, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
320

8:00am

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 Deborah Cleveland

Deborah Cleveland

Instructional Designer, AEA PD Online


Monday October 10, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
309

8:00am

Continuity of Service in School IT
Schools rely on Information Technology services as a utility. We discuss the steps and standards needed to keep IT services available under many circumstances.

Resources: www.williambrackett.com/ed-tech/continuity-of-service-in-school-it-itec-2016 

Speakers
avatar for Will Brackett

Will Brackett

Supervisor of Technology, Burlington Community School District


Monday October 10, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
314

8:00am

Don't Shy Away from Greatness - Branding Your School Community
Don't Shy Away from Greatness will lead participants through a step by step process of taking your school/district's mission and vision to brand your school(s) and directly impact student learning. Effective branding can positively influence teacher behaviors, change mindsets, and create positive perception from the entire school community.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Proud

Nick Proud

Principal, Iowa City Community School District
Nick Proud (@Nick_Proud) is the principal at Garner Elementary in North Liberty, IA. Garner proudly serves over 625 students in a K-6 building. Nick has presented nationally at the NAESP Conference 2016 along with many other regional and local conferences and seminars. Nick was recently honored as the ITEC (Iowa Tech and Education Connection) Administrator of the Year. Nick firmly believes that "Every Kid, Every Day Deserves the... Read More →


Monday October 10, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
303

8:00am

Enhance Your Instruction With Formative Assessment
There are so many great digital formative assessment tools available, it’s hard to know what to choose and how it supports learning. This session will focus on instructional tips and best practices surrounding various formative assessment tools rather than a step by step tutorial on numerous tools.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Stutzman

Lindsay Stutzman

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Park Hill School District


Monday October 10, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
307

8:00am

Heart Rate Monitors = Data Driven PE
We will describe how the HeartZone system and the Blink heart rate monitors are changing Kellie's physical education class. We will share our journey (both the highs and lows) that began in April 2015 and continue through today. There will also be an opportunity for audience participation to experience on a small scale what the students get to experience in class.

Speakers
avatar for Kellie Bork

Kellie Bork

Health and Fitness Teacher, LeMars Community Schools
avatar for Tracy Wingert

Tracy Wingert

Technology Instructional Coach, Le Mars Community Schools


Monday October 10, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
402

8:00am

Learning with a Little Ball of Fun
Sphero is a spherical robot you can manually control with a smart phone or tablet. The robot can also be programmed by either drawing, dragging and dropping, or a basic programming language. We will share lessons across multiple contents as we explore what this little ball of fun can do.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Burianek

Steven Burianek

I am a non-traditional student at Iowa State University in elementary education. I work at the Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning on campus. You can talk to me about maker space integration, breakout sessions, or anything related to educational technology.


Monday October 10, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
401

8:00am

Let's Gamify This! We're going on a Goose Chase
Get ready to get your game face on at ITEC and run wild on a Goose Chase. Participants in this session will learn about the basic tennents of gamification in the classroom and some keys to success in setting up a successful gamified enviornment. Additionally, participants will get onboarded into the ITEC game on Goose Chase which is sure to make ITEC an engaging, gamified learning enviornment. Complete missions and earn points for exploring at ITEC and reflecting on your learning.

Speakers
avatar for Mindy Cairney

Mindy Cairney

Digital Learning Consultant, GWAEA
Mindy has 13 years of teaching experience in the elementary classroom. She is passionate about helping teachers integrate technology with integrity. She co-hosts the Edtech Take Out podcast. Her current interests are Seesaw, Minecraft, gamification and badging, podcasting, and digital citizenship.
avatar for Gina Rogers

Gina Rogers

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Gina Rogers is a instructional technology consultant at Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Before accepting her position at GWAEA, Gina was a high school English and Language Arts teacher in two 1:1 districts in eastern Iowa. She taught everything from 9th grade ELA to College Composition I and II as a dual enrollment course. She lives in Iowa City with her husband and two children, Jack and Willa. Gina is passionate about finding ways... Read More →


Monday October 10, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
317

8:00am

Making the Case for Makerspace
Makerspaces are a popular buzzword in education. But why are they important and how do you get one off the ground? In this session we'll look at what a makerspace is, what impact they can have on teaching and learning, and where they fit in to the school space and curriculum. Suggestions will be provided for starting your own makerspace including must-have materials and projects.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Hukvari

Michelle Hukvari

Teacher Librarian, Southeast Polk Junior High/High School
In no particular order, I am a teacher, a librarian, a Hawkeye fan, a mom, a wife and an avid reader. I'm excited to connect and learn at ITEC!


Monday October 10, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
319

8:00am

Oh, the Places You'll Go (with 1:1 Chromebooks)!
This session will explore the possibilities in a 1:1 Chromebook elementary classroom. Discussion will be based around how technology impacts instructional decision-making and planning in a project-based learning environment..

Speakers
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Adam Nidey

Twitter @mrnidey
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Brooke Von Stein

3rd grade, Crestview Elementary
@mrsvonstein


Monday October 10, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
315

8:00am

Technology in 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. Coding, Osmos, Tiggly, and Google Cardboard will also be demonstrated. You will see student work from a kindergarten classroom, but most of these apps can be used K-4.

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



Monday October 10, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
316

8:00am

The People v. Education: The Fundamental Difference Between Education and Learning
Education is something that is done to me. Learning is something that I do. How much of school is done to our students? How much are we assessing remembering over learning. This session will explore the difference between education and learning, and how you can radically change the focus of your classroom.

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


Monday October 10, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
313

8:00am

Using AdobeSpark and Tackk to Promote Literacy
Join as we explore ways to promote digital literacy into the K-12 classroom!  During this session, we will explore the likes of AdobeSpark, and Tackk, and share ways how these tools can easily be managed and integrated into any curriculum.


Speakers
avatar for Tyler Hellmann

Tyler Hellmann

Instructional Technology Consultant, Heartland AEA
I'm an Instructional Technology Consultant at Heartland AEA. I work in Region 8 which spans from Southeast Polk towards Newton.


Monday October 10, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
304

8:00am

Everyone Can Code
There’s never been a better time to teach the next generation how to code. Swift, the powerful programming language created by Apple, is intuitive and easy to use. And with Swift Playgrounds, a revolutionary new app for iPad, learning Swift is interactive and fun. Swift Playgrounds requires no coding knowledge, so it’s perfect for students just starting out.
We think everyone should have the opportunity to create something that can change the world. See how Swift Playgrounds can be used to teach all levels of learns how to program.

Speakers
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Brent Hayward

Sr. Systems Engineer, Apple Inc.
Apple


Monday October 10, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
310

9:00am

Innovator's Mindset
Carol Dweck’s work has focused on the ideas of “fixed” and “growth” mindset, yet educators will need to go a step further with these notions to create the learning opportunities and that our students and schools deserve. We need to focus not only what we know, but what we do with what we know. In this talk, George will discuss the idea and characteristics of “The Innovator’s Mindset” (as discussed in the book of the same title), and share powerful examples on why this is so crucial for all educators. George’s presentations are known to be emotional, humorous, all while pushing your thinking, and will definitely connect to your heart first, in a way that will last with you long after this keynote.

Speakers
avatar for George Couros

George Couros

Consultant


Monday October 10, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Ball Room

10:35am

Purple Ribbon Winners
Come see a showcase of the best technology projects our students submitted at the last student technology fairs! 

If you are interested in learning more about the fairs held each spring visit the ITEC website

Monday October 10, 2016 10:35am - 11:15am
Main Concourse

10:35am

Exhibit Hall
Take time to go visit our corporate sponsors and other exhibitors on the main floor and downstairs. Support of these exhibitors makes our conference possible. 

Monday October 10, 2016 10:35am - 11:15am
Exhibit Hall

11:15am

Personalized Learning Made Easy
What does personalized learning look like? How can more voice & choice be integrated in the classrooms? How can students interests and passions be utilized in their learning? In the diverse and ever-changing world of education, the term "personalized learning" seems to be everywhere, though it seems like there are various interpretations of personalized learning. Join me for an engaging, discussion-oriented session where we begin to build common understanding by having educators consider various entry points to begin personalizing the learning for their students. 

Speakers
avatar for Julie Graber

Julie Graber

Instructional Tech Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
I am a member of Prairie Lake's Innovation Team, 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 to CBE, student centered learning, PBL, and AIW. Technology is a huge player with all of this work so I co-developed a tool called the Trudacot with Dr. Scott McLeod to help administrators and teachers with... Read More →


Monday October 10, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
302

11:15am

Creating Blended Environments

An online component should not be “blended”, but the norm in our classrooms. In our world that is extremely connected and digital, learning to create different opportunities to use online resources is extremely helpful for creating innovative learning environments that really tap into and create a true learning community.  In this session, ideas will be shared to build upon for your own classrooms using different online mediums that are “real world” for our students.



Speakers
avatar for George Couros

George Couros

Consultant


Monday October 10, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
Ball Room

11:15am

Empower Every Educator to be Professionally Driven Through Personalized PD
Many teachers and administrators feel traditional forms of professional are ineffective and a time-waster, yet we still rely on these methods for most of our contractual learning time. Learn how to re-empower EVERY adult learner in your district to drive their own learning while staying focused on positive student outcomes. Walk away from this session with practical first steps to start your own district-wide Personalized PD model.

Speakers
avatar for Jarod Bormann

Jarod Bormann

Instructional Technology Integration, Keystone AEA
http://about.me/jbormann


Monday October 10, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
309

11:15am

Google Apps Admins - Lessons Learned
I’ve been fortunate enough to have experienced both the good and the bad with being a Google Apps Admin.  This journey has taught me many helpful tips and best practice.  Let’s get all of the GAFE Admins together and talk about what these mean to us.

Speakers
avatar for Mitch Dowhower

Mitch Dowhower

Technology Director, Spencer Community Schools
Mitch Dowhower has been assisting school districts with Google Apps for Education over the last five years and currently serves as the technology director for Spencer Community School District in Iowa. His work with Google Apps Deployment materials has reached every corner of the globe. Mitch has been a spotlight presenter at multiple Google Apps for Education Summits, presented at international conferences such as ISTE, and worked with companies... Read More →


Monday October 10, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
314

11:15am

Google Hacks to Save you time
During this session, we will bounce around to different Google Apps like Gmail, Calendar, Chrome, Docs, Drive and others to show specific tips, strategies and uses to give you time back.  Come pick up a lot of learning nuggets in a short amount of time! (Note: this session is aimed at uses of Google Apps on a Chromebook or Laptop)

Speakers
avatar for Chad Kafka

Chad Kafka

Technology Integration Specialist, Franklin Public Schools
Chad Kafka works as a district Technology Integration Specialist for Franklin Public Schools in Wisconsin where he collaborates with teachers to enhance students' learning. Chad enjoys presenting and networking with educators at the state and national level. Chad has presented for ISTE, WEMTA, SLATE, CUE, MWGS, and has co-chaired the first four years of edCampMKE. He is honored to be a part of the Google Certified Teacher/Trainer and Apple... Read More →


Monday October 10, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
307

11:15am

Passionate Learners
Would you want to be a student in your own classroom? In this session, based on the book Passionate Learners: How to Engage and Empower Your Students, 7th grade teacher Pernille Ripp will help both novice and seasoned teachers create a positive, interactive learning environment where students drive their own academic achievement. You’ll discover how to make fundamental changes to your classroom so learning becomes an exciting challenge rather than a frustrating ordeal. Attendees will discover practical strategies for how to build a working relationship with your students based on mutual trust, respect, and appreciation, be attentive to your students’ needs and share ownership of the classroom with them, and break out of the vicious cycle of punishment and reward to control student behavior.  Whether you are just beginning or well on your way in your teaching career, this session is meant to inspire you, help you take some risks, and eagerly pursue your journey toward a classroom filled with passionate learners.

Speakers
avatar for Pernille Ripp

Pernille Ripp

Creator of Global Read Aloud, Oregon Middle School
Teacher and Author – Oregon, WI Middle SchoolMass consumer of incredible books, Pernille Ripp, helps students discover their superpower as a former 5th grade teacher, but now 7th grade teacher in Oregon, Wisconsin. She opens up her educational practices and beliefs to the world on her blog www.pernillesripp.com and is also the creator of the Global Read Aloud Project, a global literacy initiative that since 2010 has connected more than... Read More →


Monday October 10, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
305/306

11:15am

A Dip or Dive into Blended Learning
This session will uncover ways to take a dip or a dive into blended learning.  We will cover resources to get started with blended learning and resources to extend what you are already doing to take your blended learning integration to the next level.  I look forward to learning with you! 

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.


Monday October 10, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
320

11:15am

An introduction to Blended Learning using Blended Learning!
Find woday's work here

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!

Speakers
avatar for Paul Mugan

Paul Mugan

Biology Teacher, Waverly Shell Rock High School
2016-17 will be my 26th year as a secondary science teacher. I'm a '91 Wartburg College grad. 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 enjoyed showing others how to teach with a Blended format throughout Iowa. Let's learn together!


Monday October 10, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
308

11:15am

BreakoutEDU Session #1
Limited Capacity full

Breakout EDU creates ultra-engaging learning games for people of all ages. Breakouts teach teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, and troubleshooting by presenting participants with challenges that ignite their natural drive to problem-solve.

Breakouts are perfect for classrooms, staff trainings, dinner parties, and at home with the family! At the end of a Breakout, your players will be eager for the next! Speciality K-12 Breakouts can be used to teach core academic subjects including math, science, history, language arts and have embedded standards that apply problem solving strategies within a real world OR collaborative context.

Come participate in a breakout designed and facilitated by a 4th and 5th grader from Nevada, Iowa. 



Monday October 10, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
Board Room 1

11:15am

Coding Throughout the Elementary Curriculum
Come ready to learn how to teach coding within your existing curriculum - with NO coding experience necessary! Learn how to use games, apps and tools that will help your students code throughout the curriculum. Learn how coding can be a cross-curricular path of sharing. Participants will walk away with lesson ideas, supporting materials and be able to have a hands-on experience using Dash and Dot robots, Osmo Coding, Spheros, Ozobots, and Beebots.

Speakers
avatar for Dennis Culver

Dennis Culver

Instructional Support Specialist, Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching-Iowa State University


Monday October 10, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
401

11:15am

Creating a Virtual Presence: Learning Outside the Classroom
Explore a variety of virtual experiences that are designed to engage students beyond the four walls of their classroom. Google Expeditions, virtual field trips, 360 videos, and more will be demonstrated in this session. Come and see the world as you've never seen it before!

Speakers
avatar for Mindy Cairney

Mindy Cairney

Digital Learning Consultant, GWAEA
Mindy has 13 years of teaching experience in the elementary classroom. She is passionate about helping teachers integrate technology with integrity. She co-hosts the Edtech Take Out podcast. Her current interests are Seesaw, Minecraft, gamification and badging, podcasting, and digital citizenship.
avatar for Jonathan Wylie

Jonathan Wylie

Technology Consultant, 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.com.


Monday October 10, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
317

11:15am

Do More With Your Sheets
You can do more with data and collaboration by using some great equations in Google Sheets. Easy to start using and there are boundless ways you can use them. Start using these 10 equations right away.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Donovan

Patrick Donovan

Technology Integrationist, Ames High School


Monday October 10, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
316

11:15am

I'm a Maker, He's a Maker, She's a Maker: Wouldn't You Like to Be a Maker, Too?
Even if you don't consider yourself a maker, you can bring the Maker Movement to your school. Learn why you should and how you can. Sturgeon has built makerspaces at both the elementary and secondary level at MNW Schools, and Siepker is president of the school's Maker Club.

Speakers
avatar for Jacob Siepker

Jacob Siepker

I am junior at Manson NW Webster and have been practicing CG for four years. I have won a purple ribbon at the ITEC fair three years and I was the MC for the 2016 VREP conference.
avatar for Christine Sturgeon

Christine Sturgeon

Teacher Librarian, Manson-Northwest Webster
Christine Sturgeon is a K-12 Teacher Librarian at Manson Northwest Webster Schools in north central Iowa.  Sturgeon serves as Advocacy Chair for the Iowa Association of School Librarians and as secretary for Iowa SLI, Iowa's student voice organization.  With an elementary education degree from UNI and a library science degree from Missouri, Sturgeon is a doctoral student in the Educational Leadership program at Drake University.  Her... Read More →


Monday October 10, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
319

11:15am

Lights, camera, action: Video Creation Tools to Promote Literacy
Looking for a new way for students to demonstrate their comprehension of their books?! Video creation tools abound! Join me to learn how I leverage technology to promote literacy! Session will highlight Green Screen by DoInk, Animoto, ChatterPix and more!

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Kleinmeyer

Lynn Kleinmeyer

Teacher Librarian, Titan Hill-Lewis Central School District
I'm the Teacher Librarian at Titan Hill Intermediate (serving 2nd through 5th grade students) in the Lewis Central School District. I'm working to support literacy and technology in and out of the library!Follow me on Twitter: @THLibrariZen


Monday October 10, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
304

11:15am

Minecraft Education: Will It Enhance Your Classroom?
This session will provide a brief overview of the new Minecraft Education. This session will provide an overview of the game, new features, a tutorial walk-through, navigation, breaking/placing blocks, and basic crafting. If time permits we will venture into how to teach with the tool and more. We will journey through Minecraft based on the needs of the audience.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Maurer

Aaron Maurer

Instructional Coach, Bettendorf Community School District
Iowa Teacher of Year Finalist, Maker Wannabe, Instructional Coach, Robotics, LEGO infatuation, coffee in my hand. Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert15 · www.coffeeforthebrain.com


Monday October 10, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
402

11:15am

Optimizing Early Childhood Habitats for our Digital Natives
There’s no going back, our children are in an ever-changing digital ecosystem. We need to be thoughtful and purposeful with the technology being used, at every age and ability. This session will explore user-friendly and easily accessible screen media appropriate for early childhood classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Allen

Meredith Allen

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
I am constantly exploring the possibilities and enjoying the ride. My roles include but are not limited to their traditionally associated functions: Music Teacher (9 yrs), Instructional Technology Consultant (2 yrs), Mother (8 yrs), Spouse (10 yrs), Runner (3 yrs), Dreamer, Doer, Leader, Lover and an Eternal Optimist (33 yrs).


Monday October 10, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
318

11:15am

Paving the Way: Tips for a Positive First Year of Tech. Coaching
Is your district starting its first year with a technology integrationist? We address first steps for getting coaches and integrationists off the ground during year one of TLC. We will share the first year of our journey as technology coaches for Boone Schools and share practical ideas from our combined K-12 experiences for beginning a similar role.

Speakers
avatar for Diana Byriel

Diana Byriel

K-4 Technology Integration Coach, Boone Community Schools
I have taught 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades during my years in the classroom. I am passionate about integrating technology into teaching and learning, for myself and my students. This year, I am serving my district as the elementary technology integration coach. I love having the opportunity to help teachers try new innovative practices in their classrooms.
avatar for Darci Newcomb

Darci Newcomb

Middle School Technology and Literacy Coach, Boone Community Schools
avatar for Jill Thieben

Jill Thieben

English Teacher / Technology Coach, Boone High School


Monday October 10, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
303

11:15am

Student Voice Beyond Student Government
School culture & classroom learning are revolutionized when students have a voice in their education. Join us to learn about resources & how you can empower students to become leaders in their school and take action in their community.


Monday October 10, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
313

11:15am

Tech Integration is Not an Event
Kendra Carlson, a 4th grade teacher with Southeast Polk CSD will be presenting a variety of ways to implement technology into teaching and learning. She hopes to give you some new ideas about how to use a variety of google apps, connect your classroom globally with other classrooms, and explore what Passion Time/Genius Hour looks like. She will provide ideas to increase engagement and motivation whether you are 1:1 or with just a few devices at your fingertips.

Speakers
avatar for Kendra Carlson

Kendra Carlson

4th Grade Teacher, Southeast Polk CSD
Passionate about tech integration and connecting students to their digital world. I love being 1:1 Chromebooks with my 4th graders and excited to learn and share with others!


Monday October 10, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
315

11:15am

100% Student Engagement: Pear Deck
Pear Deck is a real time formative assessment google application for 1:1 classrooms. Currently, over 150,000 teachers have used Pear Deck and over 1,000,000 students! Come learn how this app can change the way you engage your students.

Monday October 10, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
310

11:15am

Gamifying Your Classroom with GooseChase
Research shows that gamified learning experiences increase a student's motivation to learn while also increasing their assessment scores. But how do you actually gamify learning? In thisintroductory workshop you’ll create, experience, and share in gamified learning experiences using GooseChase ­ a web and mobile platform designed to make it insanely easy to create andexecute competitive scavenger hunts with students. 

Bring your laptop/tablet and an iPhone/Android device and you’ll leave with a basic understanding of gamification, your first classroom hunt ready to go, and a ton of resources to help you build your next hunt.

Speakers
avatar for Phil Everson

Phil Everson

VP Education, GooseChase
Phil helps educators take advantage of GooseChase in their classrooms, their lecture halls, and on their campuses. With roots at the University of Waterloo, he’s an active member of the Waterloo Region startup community and works to encourage more students to start companies. Having grown up in his mother’s Grade 3 classroom and spent years as an orientation week organizer, he brings a unique perspective to GooseChase - blending his... Read More →


Monday October 10, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
312

11:15am

Dads In Ed Podcast
Come join the Dads In Ed team for a LIVE podcast at the Podcast Pavilion These three dads and educators discuss relevant - or not so relevant - topics that matter to guys. This podcast is hosted by Devin Schoening, Brent Catlett and Josh Allen. See show notes and get more information at http://dadsined.podbean.com/  #DadsInEd

Speakers
avatar for Josh Allen

Josh Allen

Technology Integration Specialist, Lewis Central CSD
Technology Integration Specialist for @LewisCentralCSD, past-president for @yourNETA & co-host of @dadsined.
avatar for Brent Catlett

Brent Catlett

Technology Director, Independence School District
Brent is the Director of Technology for the Independence School District in the Kansas City, MO area. His district has Chromebooks and iPads and we are sharing at #ISDstrong. He is a co-host of the podcast Dads in Ed and on the lead team for Elevate EDU. Brent has 15+ years of experience in education ranging from teaching 1st grade reading to 8th-grade math as well as Principal at 2 different buildings. He has coached many sports over the... Read More →
avatar for Devin Schoening

Devin Schoening

Teacher-Secondary, Council Bluffs Community School District
About Devin Schoening | K12 Instructional Coach, Council Bluffs Community School District, Council Bluffs, IA Devin Schoening is a K12 Instructional Technology Coach (2010-present); High School Journalism Adviser (2001-2010). Council Bluffs Community School District, Council Bluffs, Iowa.  


Monday October 10, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Podcast Pavilion - Mezzanine

12:10pm

Lunch
Monday October 10, 2016 12:10pm - 1:10pm
TBA

1:00pm

Take Learning to New Heights - Experience Google Expeditions
Step on board to experience Google Expeditions and see first hand the potential VR could have in your classroom! This short 15-minute trip is designed for you to take a look at Google Expeditions and get a feel for it. There are other sessions throughout the conference that will take a deep dive into potential classroom application! Field trips no longer need to be culminating activities! 

Learn more at the DLGWAEA site.

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Behmer

Stacy Behmer

Coordinator of Digital Learning, 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 from Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she works with a team of technology consultants providing technology integration support and training to teachers and administrators. Stacy serves on the Iowa Technology Education Connection board which holds a couple of... Read More →
avatar for Mindy Cairney

Mindy Cairney

Digital Learning Consultant, GWAEA
Mindy has 13 years of teaching experience in the elementary classroom. She is passionate about helping teachers integrate technology with integrity. She co-hosts the Edtech Take Out podcast. Her current interests are Seesaw, Minecraft, gamification and badging, podcasting, and digital citizenship.
avatar for Jason Marshall

Jason Marshall

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Technology Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
avatar for Beth Swantz

Beth Swantz

Digital Learning Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Beth is a Digital Learning Consultant for Grant Wood Area Education Agency. She works with teachers and school districts to incorporate technology and promote student learning. Beth was an elementary teacher, a MS/HS Teacher Librarian, a district Technology Coordinator and a Technology Integration Specialist. Connect with Beth on twitter @betswan and check out the amazing team she works with on the GWAEA Digital Learning Team website... Read More →


Monday October 10, 2016 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Exhibit Hall

1:20pm

3 Things Students Should Have Before They Leave High School
In our world today, a resume and a cover letter aren’t going to support our students to create opportunities. To adequately prepare students for the world that they live in, it is important that we use the opportunities that are in front of us and help students develop a network to connect with others, a digital portfolio that shows their learning and growth, as well as an About.Me page to bring all of these things together. In this presentation, we will look at what these could look like and how we could implement this at the K-12 level. bit.do/3Things

Speakers
avatar for George Couros

George Couros

Consultant


Monday October 10, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Ball Room

1:20pm

Sphero Apocalypse
Zombie Tag? Croquet? Cornhole (aka Bags)? Baseball? If you think you can tolerate excitement overload, then this session is for you. Come check out Sphero robotic balls and how you could incorporate them into your classroom. Yes, we will be playing Zombie tag, croquet and more. No coding background necessary.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Fenstermaker

Andrew Fenstermaker

5th Grade Teacher/Innovation Coach, Iowa City Schools
Andrew is a 5th grade teacher at Penn Elementary in North Liberty Technology plays a huge role in the way that my classroom continues to evolve in the 21st Century. I am always looking for new and innovative ways to not only enrich the curriculum, but further my effectiveness as a teacher to digital natives.


Monday October 10, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
402

1:20pm

What is “Engagement” Exactly?!
You probably hear the word daily in the education field, but what does “engagement” exactly mean when it comes to real effective learning? Not only that, where does technology fit into all of this? Learn how to effectively apply Bloom’s Taxonomy to reach the highest levels oftrue student engagement while effortlessly integrating the technology.

Speakers
avatar for Jarod Bormann

Jarod Bormann

Instructional Technology Integration, Keystone AEA
http://about.me/jbormann


Monday October 10, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
309

1:20pm

“The Water Cooler”
What is going on in education today? How about, what isn't going on in education today? We tackle issues facing educators in today's classrooms and discuss how districts are addressing them.

Water Cooler Notes

Speakers
avatar for Josh Allen

Josh Allen

Technology Integration Specialist, Lewis Central CSD
Technology Integration Specialist for @LewisCentralCSD, past-president for @yourNETA & co-host of @dadsined.
avatar for Brent Catlett

Brent Catlett

Technology Director, Independence School District
Brent is the Director of Technology for the Independence School District in the Kansas City, MO area. His district has Chromebooks and iPads and we are sharing at #ISDstrong. He is a co-host of the podcast Dads in Ed and on the lead team for Elevate EDU. Brent has 15+ years of experience in education ranging from teaching 1st grade reading to 8th-grade math as well as Principal at 2 different buildings. He has coached many sports over the... Read More →
avatar for Devin Schoening

Devin Schoening

Teacher-Secondary, Council Bluffs Community School District
About Devin Schoening | K12 Instructional Coach, Council Bluffs Community School District, Council Bluffs, IA Devin Schoening is a K12 Instructional Technology Coach (2010-present); High School Journalism Adviser (2001-2010). Council Bluffs Community School District, Council Bluffs, Iowa.  



Monday October 10, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
305/306

1:20pm

7 Habits of Highly Effective OneNoting
This session would be a workshop for teachers on unlocking the power of Microsoft Office's OneNote program. OneNote is basically an electronic 3-ring binder that allows you to easily organize, blend, display, differentiate, and disseminate new information to students, provide feedback in real-time, and so much more.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Freese

Adam Freese

Social Studies Teacher, Des Moines Public School
avatar for Jason Lampe

Jason Lampe

Technology Design Educator, Des Moines Public Schools


Monday October 10, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
308

1:20pm

Are You A “Clever” Teacher?

Work smarter not harder within your classroom environment.  Learn how students can easily access hundreds of applications including Seesaw, Lexia Core5, Hapara, and NWEA within seconds through Clever’s Instant Log-In features. Teacher “WOW” factors include Clever’s Instant Log-in Portal and the NEW Digital Badge system for K-2nd grade students.  Join us in our journey and learn how your district can get “Clever” too!



Speakers
avatar for Phil Trimble

Phil Trimble

IT Director, Pocahontas Area Community School
People rarely succeed unless they have FUN in what they are doing!! What is possible from where you stand now?Pocahontas Area Community School District IT Director


Monday October 10, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
314

1:20pm

Beyond the Books - Technology and the TL
Teacher librarians have a big job. Not only are we responsible for maintaining the best possible collections, but we also deliver technology, digital citizenship, and information literacy instruction across a wide range of grade levels and in multiple buildings. This presentation will discuss how we use technology tools like video demonstrations, QR codes, greenscreen, and Google apps in our district to deliver the best instruction for our students most efficiently.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Houlette

Jennifer Houlette

K-5 Teacher Librarian, Southeast Polk Schools
I love literacy and technology, so my position as an elementary teacher librarian allows me to enjoy the best of both worlds while working with great teams of teachers and students!
avatar for Michelle Hukvari

Michelle Hukvari

Teacher Librarian, Southeast Polk Junior High/High School
In no particular order, I am a teacher, a librarian, a Hawkeye fan, a mom, a wife and an avid reader. I'm excited to connect and learn at ITEC!


Monday October 10, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
320

1:20pm

BreakoutEDU Session #2
Limited Capacity full

Breakout EDU creates ultra-engaging learning games for people of all ages. Breakouts teach teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, and troubleshooting by presenting participants with challenges that ignite their natural drive to problem-solve.

Breakouts are perfect for classrooms, staff trainings, dinner parties, and at home with the family! At the end of a Breakout, your players will be eager for the next! Speciality K-12 Breakouts can be used to teach core academic subjects including math, science, history, language arts and have embedded standards that apply problem solving strategies within a real world OR collaborative context.

Come participate in a breakout designed and facilitated by a 4th and 5th grader from Nevada, Iowa.  



Monday October 10, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Board Room 1

1:20pm

Catching Up With Kids!! Join Us!
Recently at Creston Community Schools we have focused on expanded learning experiences associated with collaboration, communication, and technology. We have created two 21st Century Classrooms allowing our teachers and students to experience & embrace a more contemporary learning environment. We will share our journey, partnerships, student success and our expansion plans. Hear from our students first hand how this has transformed their learning experiences and the tools being used.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Lane

Stephanie Lane

Instructional Technology, GHAEA
avatar for Steve McDermott

Steve McDermott

Superintendent, Creston
We are genuinely excited about the growth of learning opportunities we've experienced connected with our vastly improved student and staff access to a range of new technology! Tech has been a terrific vehicle for the expansion of collaboration among many and for the learning of communication skills, creativity, problem-solving, and technical skills. Learner engagement and individual pursuits of personal learning have expanded exponentially.



Monday October 10, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
316

1:20pm

Creating a tech landscape in your classroom using the Universal Constructs
Kids are curious and creative thinkers, and technology is a way to inspire and cultivate these traits.. We have learned to weave technology into the landscape of the classroom in a purposeful way; in part we have been inspired by the Universal Constructs. This past summer, we offered a technology class for kids to give them a chance to to create, collaborate, communicate, and think critically as they planned out ideas and stories. Our session will share information from this and also about the Universal Constructs. We will share how you can take these same concepts into your own classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa White

Melissa White

Instructional Coach


Monday October 10, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
313

1:20pm

Google Slides for the Win
There is more to Google Slides than meets the eye. Learn how teachers are using this popular tool in brand new ways to bring new and innovative learning opportunities to students in their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Wylie

Jonathan Wylie

Technology Consultant, 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.com.


Monday October 10, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
317

1:20pm

Google Tools: Leveling the Playing Field for ALL Learners
Google tools, apps, and extensions make it easier than ever to include students of all learning abilities! Using Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a best-practice framework in designing instruction for all students, this session will provide examples and tips for getting the most out of Google. We will specifically look at Google tools to enhance teacher management, student self-regulation/monitoring, student workflow, collaboration, and accessible educational materials.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Lalk

Sarah Lalk

Tech Services Coordinator, Area Education Agency 267
Sarah Lalk works for AEA267 as the Tech Services Coordinator. A large part of her work includes partnering with districts to provide services in the areas of technology integration, tech planning, device management, and 1:1 initiatives. In addition, she assists in facilitating the AEA267 Information Technology Connection and provides tech integration support to internal agency staff.


Monday October 10, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
315

1:20pm

Integrating Tech with Early Childhood
This session will focus on teaching early childhood educators ways to incorporate developmentally appropriate technology throughout their day for younger learners. Early Childhood Educators will be encouraged to think beyond the iPad /Computer center and learn how to use technology to enhance learning.

Speakers
avatar for Marisa Dahl

Marisa Dahl

Instructional Technology Consultant, Heartland Area Education Agency
Marisa is an Instructional Technology Consultant for Heartland AEA and gets to provide learning opportunities focused on technology integration in the Des Moines area. Previously, she was an Instructional Literacy Coach at Heartland AEA, and prior to that a kindergarten teacher for 7 years in Urbandale, Iowa. She is also a Google Certified Trainer and Apple Education Trainer. Marisa's educational mission is "to foster confident, motivated... Read More →


Monday October 10, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
318

1:20pm

Journey of Individualized Math
Two elementary teachers on their new journey of using self-paced math to individualize math instruction for 3rd and 4th graders. Come hear about their journey, their process, and the resources they use to help individualize math instruction. Topics that will be covered during this session include canvas on iPads, CGI work, finding and creating instruction videos, logistics, and management. 


Monday October 10, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
307

1:20pm

Leading Greatness
Learn how to foster a contagious enthusiasm for INNOVATION and GREATNESS through the lens of a Teacher Leader & Principal partnership. Impact student achievement by changing how teachers teach and embracing the messiness and fun of student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Proud

Nick Proud

Principal, Iowa City Community School District
Nick Proud (@Nick_Proud) is the principal at Garner Elementary in North Liberty, IA. Garner proudly serves over 625 students in a K-6 building. Nick has presented nationally at the NAESP Conference 2016 along with many other regional and local conferences and seminars. Nick was recently honored as the ITEC (Iowa Tech and Education Connection) Administrator of the Year. Nick firmly believes that "Every Kid, Every Day Deserves the... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Snyder

Patrick Snyder

Instructional Design Strategist, Iowa City Community School District
Instructional Design Strategist at Garner Elementary.


Monday October 10, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
303

1:20pm

Level up your Game-based Learning
Take your gamification and game-based learning strategies to the next level through the lessons learned from teachers and researchers.  Participants in this session will discuss why leaderboards fail, what game mechanics motivate different age groups, and what digital tools are surprisingly effective for gamifying your classroom.

*COME PREPARED! Download Socrative Student and a QR code reader to your phone

Speakers
avatar for Larysa Naldony

Larysa Naldony

Assistant Professor, Iowa State University
Dr. Larysa Nadolny is an assistant professor in the Iowa State University School of Education (SOE) and Human Computer Interaction (HCI) associated faculty member. Her publications include research on motivation and achievement in virtual worlds, augmented reality, and game-based learning environments. She has received grant funding from government and private organizations, including NSF, TIAA CREF, and HP. |  


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Monday October 10, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
319

1:20pm

Lincoln Intermediate is Full Force Ahead with STEAM
Learn how Lincoln Intermediate continues to move full force ahead as a STEAM school. Presenters from Lincoln Intermediate will share the history and development of becoming a STEAM school, their growth, ideas, resources, personal experiences, and victories. Leave this session inspired and to take on STEAM with full force and confidence that will result in amazing experiences, learning, growth, and victories amongst staff and students! This cutting-edge school will talk not only about their STEAM units, but also their recently added makerspace thanks to the STEM RLE grant!

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Staudt

Sarah Staudt

PreK-12 Teacher-Librarian, Mason City Community School District
PreK-12 Teacher-Librarian, Passionate Educator/Learner/Tech Integrationist, Mommy of 2 Boys (4yr&7yr), Team Player, Collaborator


Monday October 10, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
401

1:20pm

Making Writing Come Alive
Motivate your students to improve their writing by connecting with people outside the classroom. Using Weebly or other blog platforms, Aurasma, and even collaborating with local news organizations increases student engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Kellie Wagner

Kellie Wagner

Teacher: English/Journalism, Xavier High School


Monday October 10, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
302

1:20pm

Where does live streaming fit into the education process?
Periscope, Blab, YouTube offer live video streaming. Why should educators care? Discover the power of video streaming. Stream NETA from your smartphone. You are there. Watch live events streaming around the world. Stream events in the classroom, connect with experts, show off what students are doing to the community.

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.  Schools are using PC and Mac laptops plus iPads, Google Chromebooks and tablets for this initiative.  She is a Google Certified Trainer and provides training for... Read More →


Monday October 10, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
304

1:20pm

Are you secure in your schools “Security”? It is your liability whether you have it or not… there are life-saving answers.
Physical Security in our schools has become a costly, yet necessary investment. Too often we find monies spent trying to address the need while creating more liability than solutions. We will address concepts & systems to advice you on how best to secure the environment where our children learn – mission critical. A road map to apply future technologies that will help you take the best steps from where you are to where you need to be…


Monday October 10, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
310

1:20pm

Protecting your Data

Protecting your organization’s data is more important now than ever. As compute resources and data move to the private and public clouds, new threat vectors are introduced. As compute resources and data become more distributed between on-premises and the cloud, the same security measures need to be implemented to protect, backup, archive and restore your data. Users continue to “accidentally” delete their data and hackers continue to perform malicious act. We will discuss powerful, yet easy to manage solutions for protecting both your on-premises and hosted SaaS/IaaS infrastructures. 

Speakers

Monday October 10, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
312

2:00pm

Take Learning to New Heights - Experience Google Expeditions
Step on board to experience Google Expeditions and see first hand the potential VR could have in your classroom! This short 15-minute trip is designed for you to take a look at Google Expeditions and get a feel for it. There are other sessions throughout the conference that will take a deep dive into potential classroom application! Field trips no longer need to be culminating activities! 

Learn more at the DLGWAEA site.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Marshall

Jason Marshall

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Technology Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
avatar for Gina Rogers

Gina Rogers

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Gina Rogers is a instructional technology consultant at Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Before accepting her position at GWAEA, Gina was a high school English and Language Arts teacher in two 1:1 districts in eastern Iowa. She taught everything from 9th grade ELA to College Composition I and II as a dual enrollment course. She lives in Iowa City with her husband and two children, Jack and Willa. Gina is passionate about finding ways... Read More →
avatar for Beth Swantz

Beth Swantz

Digital Learning Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Beth is a Digital Learning Consultant for Grant Wood Area Education Agency. She works with teachers and school districts to incorporate technology and promote student learning. Beth was an elementary teacher, a MS/HS Teacher Librarian, a district Technology Coordinator and a Technology Integration Specialist. Connect with Beth on twitter @betswan and check out the amazing team she works with on the GWAEA Digital Learning Team website... Read More →


Monday October 10, 2016 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Exhibit Hall

2:20pm

Exhibit Hall
Take time to go visit our corporate sponsors and other exhibitors on the main floor and downstairs. Support of these exhibitors makes our conference possible. 

Monday October 10, 2016 2:20pm - 2:50pm
Exhibit Hall

3:00pm

Take Learning to New Heights - Experience Google Expeditions
Step on board to experience Google Expeditions and see first hand the potential VR could have in your classroom! This short 15-minute trip is designed for you to take a look at Google Expeditions and get a feel for it. There are other sessions throughout the conference that will take a deep dive into potential classroom application! Field trips no longer need to be culminating activities! 

Learn more at the DLGWAEA site.

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Behmer

Stacy Behmer

Coordinator of Digital Learning, 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 from Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she works with a team of technology consultants providing technology integration support and training to teachers and administrators. Stacy serves on the Iowa Technology Education Connection board which holds a couple of... Read More →
avatar for Gina Rogers

Gina Rogers

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Gina Rogers is a instructional technology consultant at Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Before accepting her position at GWAEA, Gina was a high school English and Language Arts teacher in two 1:1 districts in eastern Iowa. She taught everything from 9th grade ELA to College Composition I and II as a dual enrollment course. She lives in Iowa City with her husband and two children, Jack and Willa. Gina is passionate about finding ways... Read More →
avatar for Beth Swantz

Beth Swantz

Digital Learning Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Beth is a Digital Learning Consultant for Grant Wood Area Education Agency. She works with teachers and school districts to incorporate technology and promote student learning. Beth was an elementary teacher, a MS/HS Teacher Librarian, a district Technology Coordinator and a Technology Integration Specialist. Connect with Beth on twitter @betswan and check out the amazing team she works with on the GWAEA Digital Learning Team website... Read More →


Monday October 10, 2016 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Exhibit Hall

3:00pm

Parenting in 2016
There is no doubt that parenting is nothing like what we had to deal. We were all perfect angles, right!?!? In this session, the Dads in Ed hosts will guide conversations around how schools and parents can work together to raise kids in today's 24/7 society.

Parenting in 2016 notes

Speakers
avatar for Josh Allen

Josh Allen

Technology Integration Specialist, Lewis Central CSD
Technology Integration Specialist for @LewisCentralCSD, past-president for @yourNETA & co-host of @dadsined.
avatar for Brent Catlett

Brent Catlett

Technology Director, Independence School District
Brent is the Director of Technology for the Independence School District in the Kansas City, MO area. His district has Chromebooks and iPads and we are sharing at #ISDstrong. He is a co-host of the podcast Dads in Ed and on the lead team for Elevate EDU. Brent has 15+ years of experience in education ranging from teaching 1st grade reading to 8th-grade math as well as Principal at 2 different buildings. He has coached many sports over the... Read More →
avatar for Devin Schoening

Devin Schoening

Teacher-Secondary, Council Bluffs Community School District
About Devin Schoening | K12 Instructional Coach, Council Bluffs Community School District, Council Bluffs, IA Devin Schoening is a K12 Instructional Technology Coach (2010-present); High School Journalism Adviser (2001-2010). Council Bluffs Community School District, Council Bluffs, Iowa.  



Monday October 10, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
305/306

3:00pm

Snapshot of Google Photos
Come learn how you can utilize Google Photos as an educator to compile, share, and edit your photos.  Looking for ways to easily share what's happening in your classroom with parents?  Learn how to set up Google Photos to backup, organize and edit your images.  We'll also look at any new features that have come out related to Google Photos.  

Speakers
avatar for Chad Kafka

Chad Kafka

Technology Integration Specialist, Franklin Public Schools
Chad Kafka works as a district Technology Integration Specialist for Franklin Public Schools in Wisconsin where he collaborates with teachers to enhance students' learning. Chad enjoys presenting and networking with educators at the state and national level. Chad has presented for ISTE, WEMTA, SLATE, CUE, MWGS, and has co-chaired the first four years of edCampMKE. He is honored to be a part of the Google Certified Teacher/Trainer and Apple... Read More →


Monday October 10, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Ball Room

3:00pm

Agile in the Classroom -- A project management methodology
If your students engage in project work, let us share what we've learned from our business partners about how to organize and manage multiple projects running simultaneously. Communication, productivity, and accountability are all tenets of this methodology.



Monday October 10, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
316

3:00pm

BreakoutEDU Session #3
Limited Capacity full

Breakout EDU creates ultra-engaging learning games for people of all ages. Breakouts teach teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, and troubleshooting by presenting participants with challenges that ignite their natural drive to problem-solve.

Breakouts are perfect for classrooms, staff trainings, dinner parties, and at home with the family! At the end of a Breakout, your players will be eager for the next! Speciality K-12 Breakouts can be used to teach core academic subjects including math, science, history, language arts and have embedded standards that apply problem solving strategies within a real world OR collaborative context.

Come participate in a breakout designed and facilitated by a 4th and 5th grader from Nevada, Iowa. 



Monday October 10, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Board Room 1

3:00pm

Choose Your Own Google Classroom Adventure
Google Classroom harnesses the organizational power of Google and transforms students' digital learning. Join this session to choose your own Google adventure and explore Classroom as a beginner or as a more advanced user. 

Speakers
avatar for Beth Swantz

Beth Swantz

Digital Learning Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Beth is a Digital Learning Consultant for Grant Wood Area Education Agency. She works with teachers and school districts to incorporate technology and promote student learning. Beth was an elementary teacher, a MS/HS Teacher Librarian, a district Technology Coordinator and a Technology Integration Specialist. Connect with Beth on twitter @betswan and check out the amazing team she works with on the GWAEA Digital Learning Team website... Read More →


Monday October 10, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
319

3:00pm

Coding in K-2 with ScratchJr
Scratch Jr is a free app available for iPad and Android tablets, that uses graphical, snap together programming blocks. Learn how young students can use both ScratchJr and PBS ScratchJr to program their own stories and games. Resources for teaching and integrating ScratchJr in the curriculum will also be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Nicholson

Ann Nicholson

Retired teacher and tech facilitator, Cedar Rapids Community Schools
I'm an avid supporter of infusing 21st Century Skills into the curriculum through appropriate integration of technology and pedagogy. I'm also promoting coding in the classroom and volunteering at a coder dojo.


Monday October 10, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
318

3:00pm

Data! Data! Data!
You have your tech, you have your PD, you even have integrated into the classroom. How do you know that what you are doing is really making an impact with your students? This session will look at different data sources and how you can use them to evaluate not only your technology integration, but other district initiatives as well. Learn about different available data collection tools and how you can cross-walk them with your Clarity data for more informed data-driven decisions.

It is suggested that attendees have access to their clarity dashboard for full session participation.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Cowell

Michelle Cowell

Instructional Technology Consultant, AEA 267


Monday October 10, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
303

3:00pm

Experience Learning. Move Forward. Transform Teaching & Learning!
Do you find it challenging to stay up-to-date on changing instructional practices? Are you interested in trying new strategies to transform learning? In this session we will share and explore ways that Iowa educators are addressing a range of issues impacting student success by utilizing Atomic Learning’s online learning resources.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Jegers

Christine Jegers

Education Integration Specialist, Atomic Learning
I have spent 10 years teaching in K-12 classrooms, and 9 years in High Ed classrooms as both an instructor and as an administration. In those years, I have had extensive experience with professional development of educators. I have a Master's of Education in Teaching and Learning, and a post-Master's certificate in Gifted and Talented Learning. My current position has me both assisting specific customers with making the most of Atomic... Read More →



Monday October 10, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
309

3:00pm

Fun Formative Assessment
Fun Formative Assessment: Kahoot, Quizizz, Socrative, Plickers and Formative
Ticket out the door, quiz, survey? Experience 5 tools that will help you find out what your students know and keep them engaged! Learn about all five of these engaging tools.

Speakers
avatar for Judy Griffin

Judy Griffin

Technology Coordinator/Director, Green Hills AEA
Judy is an Instructional Technology Consultant at Green Hills AEA and a Google Apps Edu Certified Trainer.


Monday October 10, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
315

3:00pm

Getting Creative with Your iPads
Stuck in a rut with your iPad?  Check out this session to see eight new apps to bring creativity into your classroom with the iPad.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Marshall

Jason Marshall

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Technology Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
avatar for Tracie Marshall

Tracie Marshall

Teacher, Xavier High School


Monday October 10, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
317

3:00pm

Google My Maps: Not Just for Social Studies
In this session, participants will generate ideas for how this often overlooked resource can be used in social studies and beyond. Explore how Google My Maps in Google Drive can be used to create customized collaborative maps, develop communication & collaboration skills, and foster critical thinking. “It is not about the tool. It is about what the tool makes possible that wasn’t before.”

Session Slides

*Participants should have access to a Chromebook or other laptop device.  Tablet devices will not be useful for this session.

Speakers
avatar for Travis Wilkins

Travis Wilkins

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


Monday October 10, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
320

3:00pm

Humans Meet Robots
Time to play! An introduction to elementary-friendly robots, including: Ozobot, Dash & Dot, Parrot Drones, Sphero/Ollie, & Bluebot. Session will cover how to use them & ideas for implementation, with time at the end to play around!

Speakers
avatar for Alyssa Calhoun

Alyssa Calhoun

Teacher Librarian, Prairie Hill Elementary School
Alyssa Calhoun is the Teacher Librarian at Prairie Hill Elementary in Cedar Rapids. She began her career in Central City where she worked for five years, and is now in her third year at Prairie Hill. In Central City, Alyssa coached middle school Lego League robotics, and high school FTC robotics. Since moving to an elementary position, she has explored other types of robots and encouraged students in learning the basics of coding those robots.


Monday October 10, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
402

3:00pm

Hypertools: interactive Docs, Draw, Slides, & Maps
Google Docs, Draw, Slides and Map provide students with creative design opportunities, as well as interactive learning activities that increase engagement and provide virtual simulations. Kick your creativity into high-gear with inspiring examples and ample time to explore for personal application.

Speakers
avatar for Shaelynn Farnsworth

Shaelynn Farnsworth

AEA 267: Education Services Consultant, 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 Innovator and regularly provides professional development to educators around the country. She is also a Certified Project-Based Learning Educator.


Monday October 10, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
302

3:00pm

Interactives, Lesson Plans, Professional Development and Other Free Resources
Are you looking for new, engaging, free resources? Come see what PBS and IPTV have in store for you. Learning assets range from PreK-13+ and cover all content areas. Learn about FREE on site PD we offer!

Speakers
avatar for Angela Hiatt

Angela Hiatt

Educational Outreach Specialist, Iowa Public Television
Angela Hiatt is an Educational Outreach Specialist for Iowa Public Television. She has experience as a teacher and understands the importance of free resources that engage students. Join her as she showcases thousands of resources that IPTV and PBS bring to the table.


Monday October 10, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
304

3:00pm

Interdisciplinary Learning: Far beyond what you could accomplish on your own.
Interdisciplinary teaching is a powerful way for students to grow in 21st Century skills as they gain gaining a deeper, more authentic understanding of multiple content areas. This session will cast a vision for the importance and effectiveness of interdisciplinary teaching, while also providing practical examples and experiences of co-teaching at the secondary level.


Monday October 10, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
307

3:00pm

Tech Director's Roundtable
This is the annual tech directors round table session. Topics are TBD based upon attendance. See you there.

Speakers
avatar for Karl Hehr

Karl Hehr

Technology Coordinator/Director, Ames Community School District
Tech director @ Ames CSD. Passionate, driven & outspoken advocate for change in education. Apple fanboy, CCA, DEN Star Educator & Google Certified Trainer.


Monday October 10, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
314

3:00pm

The Three Transformational Questions of Education
1. What is the purpose of compulsory education?
2. For whom is school designed?
3. What are education's primary stakeholders?

These three questions are the beginning of an authentic conversation about school reform. Please come and join an interactive conversation about learning, education, and what's at stake.

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


Monday October 10, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
313

3:00pm

Visualizing and Filtering Spreadsheet Data with Awesome Tables
Have you had a hard time making sense of data within a spreadsheet? Would you like an easy way to share data with others in a meaningful format? Awesome Tables let's you do these things and more. This session will take time setting up an Awesome Table, as well as looking at some examples of how they have been used within our district.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Unruh

Brian Unruh

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Cedar Falls Community School District


Monday October 10, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
308

3:00pm

Defending against modern malware

Cyber-attacks once were mainly the concern of governments, large corporations and other highly visible networks. Not anymore. The financial rewards generated from the theft of credit card information and other sensitive data gave rise to a new breed of malware, the polymorphic threat, and with it, the amount of malware has skyrocketed.

 

Most of today's malware is polymorphic and highly adept at changing its identity to evade standard, signature-based security platforms. Alone, these platforms will not recognize many of these threats.  Advanced persistent threats, or APTs, increase the threat level by employing sophisticated evasion capabilities to get payloads past a network's defenses where they persist, undetected. APTs are targeted to an organization or a specific technology and often leverage zero day vulnerabilities - flaws for which no patch is available and no signature has been written. Any organization can become a victim.

 


Speakers

Monday October 10, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
312

3:00pm

EdTech Takeout Podcast
Come join the EdTech Takout team for a LIVE podcast at the Podcast Pavilion This podcast is for teachers who are looking for innovative ways to use technology in the classroom. It is hosted by Jonathan Wylie and Mindy Cairney from Grant Wood AEA. Contact the hosts at podcast@gwaea.org and read show notes at www.dlgwaea.org/podcast. #EdTechTO

Speakers
avatar for Mindy Cairney

Mindy Cairney

Digital Learning Consultant, GWAEA
Mindy has 13 years of teaching experience in the elementary classroom. She is passionate about helping teachers integrate technology with integrity. She co-hosts the Edtech Take Out podcast. Her current interests are Seesaw, Minecraft, gamification and badging, podcasting, and digital citizenship.
avatar for Jonathan Wylie

Jonathan Wylie

Technology Consultant, 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.com.


Monday October 10, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Podcast Pavilion - Mezzanine
 
Tuesday, October 11
 

8:00am

Take Learning to New Heights - Experience Google Expeditions
Step on board to experience Google Expeditions and see first hand the potential VR could have in your classroom! This short 15-minute trip is designed for you to take a look at Google Expeditions and get a feel for it. There are other sessions throughout the conference that will take a deep dive into potential classroom application! Field trips no longer need to be culminating activities! 

Learn more at the DLGWAEA site.

Speakers
avatar for Mindy Cairney

Mindy Cairney

Digital Learning Consultant, GWAEA
Mindy has 13 years of teaching experience in the elementary classroom. She is passionate about helping teachers integrate technology with integrity. She co-hosts the Edtech Take Out podcast. Her current interests are Seesaw, Minecraft, gamification and badging, podcasting, and digital citizenship.
avatar for Jason Marshall

Jason Marshall

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Technology Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
avatar for Gina Rogers

Gina Rogers

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Gina Rogers is a instructional technology consultant at Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Before accepting her position at GWAEA, Gina was a high school English and Language Arts teacher in two 1:1 districts in eastern Iowa. She taught everything from 9th grade ELA to College Composition I and II as a dual enrollment course. She lives in Iowa City with her husband and two children, Jack and Willa. Gina is passionate about finding ways... Read More →


Tuesday October 11, 2016 8:00am - 8:15am
Exhibit Hall

8:00am

Global Collaboration to Fit Your Needs
We all seem to discuss the need for global collaboration and get excited when others do it, but how do we bring this into our own environments?  Global collaboration isn’t meant to make more work for you, but instead meant to engage students and staff in a more authentic manner in already pre-existing learning.  Come to this workshop and find ways to fit global learning and global connections into what you are already doing, without the need to be 1to1 or have crazy amounts of technology.

Speakers
avatar for Pernille Ripp

Pernille Ripp

Creator of Global Read Aloud, Oregon Middle School
Teacher and Author – Oregon, WI Middle SchoolMass consumer of incredible books, Pernille Ripp, helps students discover their superpower as a former 5th grade teacher, but now 7th grade teacher in Oregon, Wisconsin. She opens up her educational practices and beliefs to the world on her blog www.pernillesripp.com and is also the creator of the Global Read Aloud Project, a global literacy initiative that since 2010 has connected more than... Read More →


Tuesday October 11, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
305/306

8:00am

Passion, Projects, Community: Iowa BIG
Iowa BIG, in its 4th year, is one example of what a transformed high school experience can look like that rejects factory-age assumptions to create powerful, integrated, relevant learning to students.

Speakers

Tuesday October 11, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
313

8:00am

Come Fly with Us!
While coding can be engaging for most students, some students are not impressed. To draw those students in and get them more engaged in their own learning, the 6th graders at Webster City Middle School used drones to advance their education. Using the Tickle app and Parrot Rolling Spider drones, students scaffolded their ability to create code successfully.
Come see what we did, and then give it a try for yourself. Come fly with Us!

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
avatar for Gary Scholtens

Gary Scholtens

Tech Integrationist, Webster City
I'm passionate about - Creating 1:1 classrooms that function correctly; 21st century learning; iPad learning; helping kids and staff utilize technology effectively


Tuesday October 11, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
402

8:00am

Confessions of a Digital Hoarder - Curating content for teachers and students
Digital Hoarders unite!  
Join me for an opportunity to rub elbows with fellow hoarders and learn from the mistakes and "ah-ha"s of a reforming hoarder.
This session will provide tips and tools to organize your digital content as well as practices that will help guide students down a more organized path!
Tools to be shared will include Diigo, Google Keep, Chrome extensions and tidbits and much more.  
But remember, because this session is lead by a digital hoarder, you never know what gems will be uncovered.


Speakers
avatar for Beth Swantz

Beth Swantz

Digital Learning Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Beth is a Digital Learning Consultant for Grant Wood Area Education Agency. She works with teachers and school districts to incorporate technology and promote student learning. Beth was an elementary teacher, a MS/HS Teacher Librarian, a district Technology Coordinator and a Technology Integration Specialist. Connect with Beth on twitter @betswan and check out the amazing team she works with on the GWAEA Digital Learning Team website... Read More →


Tuesday October 11, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
317

8:00am

Cultivating a Culture of Connected Readers
The best part of reading is celebrating and sharing the connection with others! Join me to learn how we create opportunities for our readers to connect and celebrate their reading experiences with others! The session will highlight some of the connections we've made using Skype, Google Classroom, Padlet and Kahoot!

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Kleinmeyer

Lynn Kleinmeyer

Teacher Librarian, Titan Hill-Lewis Central School District
I'm the Teacher Librarian at Titan Hill Intermediate (serving 2nd through 5th grade students) in the Lewis Central School District. I'm working to support literacy and technology in and out of the library!Follow me on Twitter: @THLibrariZen


Tuesday October 11, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
316

8:00am

Digital Breakout EDU in the Classroom
Explore how to design and use digital Breakout EDU games in the classroom. These games can be used by all ages of students in any subject area and can be used to introduce topics, practice skills, or review concepts, all while using problem solving skills.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Rader

Dan Rader

Technology Coordinator, Roland-Story Schools
avatar for Leland Schwartz

Leland Schwartz

Math Teacher, Roland-Story High School
I'm always looking for ways to improve my quality of instruction and to find new ways to get students engaged and excited about learning. Recently, I found Breakout EDU and I am hooked! This year I plan to integrate Breakout EDU and digital Breakout EDU games into my classes on a regular basis.


Tuesday October 11, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
401

8:00am

Direct The Mess
Learn how to focus energy and create high-quality learning opportunities impacting teachers and students. Attendees will leave with a template to develop engaging, powerful learning opportunities. This session is geared toward any influential educator and will support teacher-leaders as they Direct the Mess!

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Snyder

Patrick Snyder

Instructional Design Strategist, Iowa City Community School District
Instructional Design Strategist at Garner Elementary.


Tuesday October 11, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
307

8:00am

GAFE Security
TBA

Speakers
avatar for Lance Lennon

Lance Lennon

District Technology Director, 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, and an Authorized Google Education Trainer. His district has been using Google Apps for Education for the past five and a half years. Lance is a Google proponent and all around Google enthusiast.


Tuesday October 11, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
314

8:00am

Integrating STEM at the District Level
To fully integrate STEM into the curriculum, it needs to be done at the system level. Find out how you can integrate STEM concepts and integration models with the Engineering Design Process at the system level to enhance their Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, and Critical thinking.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Cowell

Michelle Cowell

Instructional Technology Consultant, AEA 267
avatar for Corey Rogers

Corey Rogers

School Improvement Consultant, AEA 267
Mother. Wife. Educator. School Improvement Consultant. Technology Nerd. Book Lover.


Tuesday October 11, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
303

8:00am

iPads: Fast Practice for the FAST Assessment
Many classrooms have at least a few iPads. How can we use this tech tool to build skills that are assessed in the FAST Assessment? I have broken down the FAST Assessment subtests and will share the best apps that address each skill.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Upah

Anna Upah

Instructional Coach, Benton Community Schools
Anna is an Instructional Coach at Atkins Elementary, a PK-3rd grade elementary center in the Benton Community School District. Prior to serving in the Instructional Coach role, Anna taught first grade. Anna's love for integrating technology is inspired by her students' fearlessness and their love of sharing. This enthusiasm is fostered by her colleagues' willingness to collaborate and learn from one another. Anna's passions include creating a... Read More →


Tuesday October 11, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
318

8:00am

Journey 2050: Sustainably Feeding 9 Billion People
Journey 2050 takes students on a virtual simulation that explores world food sustainability. Through an inquiry based approach, make decisions that impact society, the environment and the economy at a local and global scale. Experience the lives of families in Kenya, India, and Canada.
Learn best management practices and journey to feeding the world.

Speakers
avatar for Will Fett

Will Fett

Executive Director, Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation
I am passionate about sustainable agriculture and love educating others about the food and fiber system. I am a former high school agriculture teacher from Montana but have now been in the Midwest for eight years. | I love creating educational tools that address multiple learning modailities. Technology is a great way to get students excited about learning. And there is so much technology in modern agriculture!


Tuesday October 11, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
304

8:00am

Little Known Google Resources to Get Your Students Reading, Writing, & Wondering
Explore little known Google resources and tools to support literacy in the classroom. Discover underutilized Google resources, apps, and extensions that will have your kids reading, writing, and wondering! This session is geared towards educators at the MS or HS level, but applicable across disciplines! Planned Outcomes: Participants will gain ideas on how to incorporate Google resources to support students in the are of literacy. 

Speakers
avatar for Shaelynn Farnsworth

Shaelynn Farnsworth

AEA 267: Education Services Consultant, 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 Innovator and regularly provides professional development to educators around the country. She is also a Certified Project-Based Learning Educator.


Tuesday October 11, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
302

8:00am

Maker Breakout #1
Limited Capacity full

Breakout EDU creates ultra-engaging learning games for people of all ages. Breakouts teach teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, and troubleshooting by presenting participants with challenges that ignite their natural drive to problem-solve.

Breakouts are perfect for classrooms, staff trainings, dinner parties, and at home with the family! At the end of a Breakout, your players will be eager for the next! Speciality K-12 Breakouts can be used to teach core academic subjects including math, science, history, language arts and have embedded standards that apply problem solving strategies within a real world OR collaborative context.


Speakers
avatar for Steven Burianek

Steven Burianek

I am a non-traditional student at Iowa State University in elementary education. I work at the Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning on campus. You can talk to me about maker space integration, breakout sessions, or anything related to educational technology.


Tuesday October 11, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Board Room 1

8:00am

Mind Mania 2016
The presenter will share her week long experience of teaching a computers class to students in grades 6-8 at Mind Mania Camp on the North Iowa Area Community College campus in June 2016. Not only did students learn a lot in one week about using technology, but the presenter did too. Audience members will gain ideas, lesson plans, and examples of ed tech tools that were used throughout the week. Coding, Symbaloo, Padlet, Canva, SMORE, PowToon, video editing software, and Google Slides were all covered in an action-packed week of tech learning; all tech tools named on Top 25 websites and apps by American Association School Librarians!

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Staudt

Sarah Staudt

PreK-12 Teacher-Librarian, Mason City Community School District
PreK-12 Teacher-Librarian, Passionate Educator/Learner/Tech Integrationist, Mommy of 2 Boys (4yr&7yr), Team Player, Collaborator


Tuesday October 11, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
319

8:00am

Monthly Challenges and Badges to Engage Teacher Learners
After experiencing little interest in other optional professional development opportunities, combining some challenges and badges improved engagement and learning with our staff. We will go over what changes were made and how we went from little involvement to great participation.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Donovan

Patrick Donovan

Technology Integrationist, Ames High School


Tuesday October 11, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
309

8:00am

Personalize Your Classroom- Great Opportunities for Classrooms
Do you have difficulty finding places in the schedule for student instruction? Or needing to integrate or differentiate it in an innovative way? Explore an interactive Student Personalized Learning System which offers a way to deliver instruction inside or outside of the face-to-face classroom. It works well for whole-group as well as self-paced instruction. As a teacher, you can grab the learning modules that work best for your students and place them into a learning opportunity. You are even able to build your own learning modules for your students. Come and explore all the content and maybe build your own.

Speakers
avatar for Denise Krefting

Denise Krefting

Instructional Designer, AEA PD Online
I am currently an Instructional Designer for AEA PD Online working with teachers, administrators and districts to infuse technology into their online/blended curriculum.
avatar for Melissa Wicklund

Melissa Wicklund

Instructional Designer AEA PD Online/Tech Coordinator NW School, AEA PD Online


Tuesday October 11, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
308

8:00am

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

Instructional Technology Consultant, Heartland AEA
Passionate about project-based learning and tech integration


Tuesday October 11, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
315

8:00am

Virtual Modeling = Real Skills: Building a Student-Led 3D Modeing Program at Your High School
Discover how MNW High School has built their Virtual Reality program into a successful student-led course from both a teacher and student. If possible, attendees should download the latest version of Blender, a free 3D modeling program.

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Allen

Meredith Allen

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
I am constantly exploring the possibilities and enjoying the ride. My roles include but are not limited to their traditionally associated functions: Music Teacher (9 yrs), Instructional Technology Consultant (2 yrs), Mother (8 yrs), Spouse (10 yrs), Runner (3 yrs), Dreamer, Doer, Leader, Lover and an Eternal Optimist (33 yrs).
avatar for Jacob Siepker

Jacob Siepker

I am junior at Manson NW Webster and have been practicing CG for four years. I have won a purple ribbon at the ITEC fair three years and I was the MC for the 2016 VREP conference.
avatar for Christine Sturgeon

Christine Sturgeon

Teacher Librarian, Manson-Northwest Webster
Christine Sturgeon is a K-12 Teacher Librarian at Manson Northwest Webster Schools in north central Iowa.  Sturgeon serves as Advocacy Chair for the Iowa Association of School Librarians and as secretary for Iowa SLI, Iowa's student voice organization.  With an elementary education degree from UNI and a library science degree from Missouri, Sturgeon is a doctoral student in the Educational Leadership program at Drake University.  Her... Read More →


Tuesday October 11, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
320

8:00am

Truly personalized learning with DreamBox
  Overview of how districts in Iowa have used DreamBox Learning to provide rigorous, interactive instruction to uniquely meet each students needs in an environment that helps students become excited about math.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Hunt

Dan Hunt

Account Executive, DreamBox Learning


Tuesday October 11, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
312

8:00am

Audio Visual
Audio Visual has new roles in our schools, come unpack the evolution of Interactive Screen technologies and Wireless Collaboration Systems that enhance classroom mobility – built for you to manage.


Tuesday October 11, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
310

8:30am

Take Learning to New Heights - Experience Google Expeditions
Step on board to experience Google Expeditions and see first hand the potential VR could have in your classroom! This short 15-minute trip is designed for you to take a look at Google Expeditions and get a feel for it. There are other sessions throughout the conference that will take a deep dive into potential classroom application! Field trips no longer need to be culminating activities! 

Learn more at the DLGWAEA site.

Speakers
avatar for Mindy Cairney

Mindy Cairney

Digital Learning Consultant, GWAEA
Mindy has 13 years of teaching experience in the elementary classroom. She is passionate about helping teachers integrate technology with integrity. She co-hosts the Edtech Take Out podcast. Her current interests are Seesaw, Minecraft, gamification and badging, podcasting, and digital citizenship.
avatar for Jason Marshall

Jason Marshall

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Technology Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
avatar for Gina Rogers

Gina Rogers

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Gina Rogers is a instructional technology consultant at Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Before accepting her position at GWAEA, Gina was a high school English and Language Arts teacher in two 1:1 districts in eastern Iowa. She taught everything from 9th grade ELA to College Composition I and II as a dual enrollment course. She lives in Iowa City with her husband and two children, Jack and Willa. Gina is passionate about finding ways... Read More →


Tuesday October 11, 2016 8:30am - 8:45am
Exhibit Hall

9:00am

Ignite Sessions
Kick off your Tuesday ITEC experience by attending an ITEC Ignite session. Five presenters will have just five minutes and 20 slides each to share their passions in a continuous rapid-fire presentation! Devin SchoeningJosh Allen and Brent Catlett, the hosts of the Dads in Ed Podcast will facilitate this opening session. 

Presenters include:
Chad Kafka, Technology Integration Specialist, Franklin Public Schools, Wisconsin
Pernille Ripp, 7th-grade teacher Oregon, Wisconsin
Karl Hehr, Technology Director, Ames Community Schools
Robert Dillon, Director of Innovative Learning, University City School District, Missouri
Joziah Grimm, Student, Iowa Big, Cedar Rapids CSD  

Moderators
avatar for Josh Allen

Josh Allen

Technology Integration Specialist, Lewis Central CSD
Technology Integration Specialist for @LewisCentralCSD, past-president for @yourNETA & co-host of @dadsined.
avatar for Brent Catlett

Brent Catlett

Technology Director, Independence School District
Brent is the Director of Technology for the Independence School District in the Kansas City, MO area. His district has Chromebooks and iPads and we are sharing at #ISDstrong. He is a co-host of the podcast Dads in Ed and on the lead team for Elevate EDU. Brent has 15+ years of experience in education ranging from teaching 1st grade reading to 8th-grade math as well as Principal at 2 different buildings. He has coached many sports over the... Read More →
avatar for Devin Schoening

Devin Schoening

Teacher-Secondary, Council Bluffs Community School District
About Devin Schoening | K12 Instructional Coach, Council Bluffs Community School District, Council Bluffs, IA Devin Schoening is a K12 Instructional Technology Coach (2010-present); High School Journalism Adviser (2001-2010). Council Bluffs Community School District, Council Bluffs, Iowa.  

Tuesday October 11, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Ball Room

10:30am

Exhibit Hall
Take time to go visit our corporate sponsors and other exhibitors on the main floor and downstairs. Support of these exhibitors makes our conference possible. 

Tuesday October 11, 2016 10:30am - 11:10am
Exhibit Hall

10:35am

Purple Ribbon Winners
Come see a showcase of the best technology projects our students submitted at the last student technology fairs! 

If you are interested in learning more about the fairs held each spring visit the ITEC website

Tuesday October 11, 2016 10:35am - 11:15am
TBA

10:45am

Take Learning to New Heights - Experience Google Expeditions
Step on board to experience Google Expeditions and see first hand the potential VR could have in your classroom! This short 15-minute trip is designed for you to take a look at Google Expeditions and get a feel for it. There are other sessions throughout the conference that will take a deep dive into potential classroom application! Field trips no longer need to be culminating activities! 

Learn more at the DLGWAEA site.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Marshall

Jason Marshall

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Technology Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
avatar for Gina Rogers

Gina Rogers

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Gina Rogers is a instructional technology consultant at Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Before accepting her position at GWAEA, Gina was a high school English and Language Arts teacher in two 1:1 districts in eastern Iowa. She taught everything from 9th grade ELA to College Composition I and II as a dual enrollment course. She lives in Iowa City with her husband and two children, Jack and Willa. Gina is passionate about finding ways... Read More →
avatar for Beth Swantz

Beth Swantz

Digital Learning Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Beth is a Digital Learning Consultant for Grant Wood Area Education Agency. She works with teachers and school districts to incorporate technology and promote student learning. Beth was an elementary teacher, a MS/HS Teacher Librarian, a district Technology Coordinator and a Technology Integration Specialist. Connect with Beth on twitter @betswan and check out the amazing team she works with on the GWAEA Digital Learning Team website... Read More →


Tuesday October 11, 2016 10:45am - 11:00am
Exhibit Hall

11:15am

A Snapshot of Google Photos
Come learn how you can utilize Google Photos as an educator to compile, share, and edit your photos.  Looking for ways to easily share what's happening in your classroom with parents?  Learn how to set up Google Photos to backup, organize and edit your images.  We'll also look at any new features that have come out related to Google Photos.  

Speakers
avatar for Chad Kafka

Chad Kafka

Technology Integration Specialist, Franklin Public Schools
Chad Kafka works as a district Technology Integration Specialist for Franklin Public Schools in Wisconsin where he collaborates with teachers to enhance students' learning. Chad enjoys presenting and networking with educators at the state and national level. Chad has presented for ISTE, WEMTA, SLATE, CUE, MWGS, and has co-chaired the first four years of edCampMKE. He is honored to be a part of the Google Certified Teacher/Trainer and Apple... Read More →


Tuesday October 11, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
305/306

11:15am

Connected Educator
Developing your "tribe" - people who think like you, have experienced challenges similar to you, and inspire you - continues to rise in importance for educators. Being connected opens up your world to people who can make you a better educator and person. We'll start out learning about where you are at in this journey so that it's a beneficial session for you! We may even break out into different groups if needed!

Connected Educator Notes

Speakers
avatar for Josh Allen

Josh Allen

Technology Integration Specialist, Lewis Central CSD
Technology Integration Specialist for @LewisCentralCSD, past-president for @yourNETA & co-host of @dadsined.
avatar for Brent Catlett

Brent Catlett

Technology Director, Independence School District
Brent is the Director of Technology for the Independence School District in the Kansas City, MO area. His district has Chromebooks and iPads and we are sharing at #ISDstrong. He is a co-host of the podcast Dads in Ed and on the lead team for Elevate EDU. Brent has 15+ years of experience in education ranging from teaching 1st grade reading to 8th-grade math as well as Principal at 2 different buildings. He has coached many sports over the... Read More →
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Devin Schoening

Teacher-Secondary, Council Bluffs Community School District
About Devin Schoening | K12 Instructional Coach, Council Bluffs Community School District, Council Bluffs, IA Devin Schoening is a K12 Instructional Technology Coach (2010-present); High School Journalism Adviser (2001-2010). Council Bluffs Community School District, Council Bluffs, Iowa.  



Tuesday October 11, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
Ball Room

11:15am

Google Formopolis
Google Formopolis is an ever growing metropolis of Google Forms. Autograding assessments, flipping lessons, student surveys and more make Google Forms the tool to take your Google Ninja skills to the next level. We will start basic with Google Forms and move to more advanced uses of leveraging Google Forms in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Fenstermaker

Andrew Fenstermaker

5th Grade Teacher/Innovation Coach, Iowa City Schools
Andrew is a 5th grade teacher at Penn Elementary in North Liberty Technology plays a huge role in the way that my classroom continues to evolve in the 21st Century. I am always looking for new and innovative ways to not only enrich the curriculum, but further my effectiveness as a teacher to digital natives.


Tuesday October 11, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
302

11:15am

Passion, Projects, Community: Iowa BIG
Iowa BIG, in its 4th year, is one example of what a transformed high school experience can look like that rejects factory-age assumptions to create powerful, integrated, relevant learning to students.

Speakers

Tuesday October 11, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
313

11:15am

#GoOpen and Iowa
#GoOpen is a national movement of districts and states transitioning to the use of openly licensed educational resources in place of traditional instructional materials. The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Technology officially launched #GoOpen on October 29, 2015 and has seen incredible growth and support across the country.
This informational session will cover:
  • Overview of openly licensed educational resources
  • #GoOpen history
  • What it means to become a #GoOpen District
  • What it means to you as a school librarian or tech coach
  • Next steps
  • Q&A
For more information...

To gain a better understanding of OER and the #GoOpen mission, visit the #GoOpen page here:http://tech.ed.gov/open-education/

For a detailed overview of what it means to #GoOpen, visit the #GoOpen Districts page here:http://tech.ed.gov/open-education/go-open-districts/

For more information on how to get started, download the #GoOpen District Launch packet here: http://tech.ed.gov/open-education/go-open-districts/launch/

Kristina will be presenting virtually from Washington DC.

Moderators
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Stacy Behmer

Coordinator of Digital Learning, 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 from Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she works with a team of technology consultants providing technology integration support and training to teachers and administrators. Stacy serves on the Iowa Technology Education Connection board which holds a couple of... Read More →

Speakers
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Kristina Peters

K-12 Open Education Fellow, U.S. Department of Education
Talk to me about transitioning to the use of openly licensed educational resources in place of traditional instructional materials. #GoOpen


Tuesday October 11, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
320

11:15am

Citrix Virtualization
Speakers
avatar for Joe Wakeman

Joe Wakeman

Director of Technology, Nevada Community Schools


Tuesday October 11, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
314

11:15am

Global Forest Link: May the Forest Be with You
A live interactive teleconference involving presenters from Russia, Iowa, and California. We will explore the Global Forest Link, an innovative STEM project that engages students in cross-cultural environmental science and journalistic collaborations with international peers. Attendees will be invited for 6-12 grade students to participate in future projects.

Speakers
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Yvonne Andres

President & Founder, Global SchoolNet
Andres is former Oceanside teacher and is now President/Co-founder of GlobalSchoolNet.org and founder of iPoPP (International Projects or Partners Place.) Andres serves as the US co-chair for the US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange. She is creator of International CyberFair and US State Department’s Doors to Diplomacy programs, met with President Bush to launch Friendship Through Education, and speaks at conferences worldwide. Andrés was named... Read More →
avatar for Leigh Zeitz

Leigh Zeitz

Associate Professor, University of Northern Iowa
Dr. Z is first and foremost a teacher. He has had the privilege of teaching at all levels from first through twelfth grade in public, private and prison schools as well as at several universities. As an associate professor in the Instructional Technology program at the University of Northern Iowa, Dr. Zeitz engages practicing and future teachers in supporting active learning through technology. Dr. Z’s exploration into Rube Goldberg-oriented... Read More →


Tuesday October 11, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
316

11:15am

Going Digital with 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 the digital platform: Seesaw.

Speakers
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Marisa Dahl

Instructional Technology Consultant, Heartland Area Education Agency
Marisa is an Instructional Technology Consultant for Heartland AEA and gets to provide learning opportunities focused on technology integration in the Des Moines area. Previously, she was an Instructional Literacy Coach at Heartland AEA, and prior to that a kindergarten teacher for 7 years in Urbandale, Iowa. She is also a Google Certified Trainer and Apple Education Trainer. Marisa's educational mission is "to foster confident, motivated... Read More →


Tuesday October 11, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
318

11:15am

Make material and evidence of student learning available 24/7
Workshop participants will create a simple website and be able to post class and supplementary material and evidence of student learning on that website. Participants will explore the tools and materials available from PBS LearningMedia.

Speakers
avatar for Joseph McCRIGHT

Joseph McCRIGHT

Teacher, Des Moines Public Schools
I am proud to teach Spanish at Stowe Elementary School in Des Moines, IA. My students use computers to help them learn Spanish and about the Spanish-speaking world. I have created more than 200 websites to help them learn.


Tuesday October 11, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
319

11:15am

Maker Breakout #2
Limited Capacity full

Breakout EDU creates ultra-engaging learning games for people of all ages. Breakouts teach teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, and troubleshooting by presenting participants with challenges that ignite their natural drive to problem-solve.

Breakouts are perfect for classrooms, staff trainings, dinner parties, and at home with the family! At the end of a Breakout, your players will be eager for the next! Speciality K-12 Breakouts can be used to teach core academic subjects including math, science, history, language arts and have embedded standards that apply problem solving strategies within a real world OR collaborative context.


Speakers
avatar for Steven Burianek

Steven Burianek

I am a non-traditional student at Iowa State University in elementary education. I work at the Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning on campus. You can talk to me about maker space integration, breakout sessions, or anything related to educational technology.


Tuesday October 11, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
Board Room 1

11:15am

Makerspace with the REAL Experts
Learn with us from the real experts in the maker movement, KIDS! We will share our learning journey through the maker movement. Elementary students will demonstrate their abilities to make and create using tools from our space. Come and interact with our students and the makerspace tools we have to share!

Speakers
avatar for Kim Fisher

Kim Fisher

I am a Kindergarten teacher at Keystone Elementary in the Benton Community District. I stay in Kinderland because of their infectious energy, zest for learning, and loving relationships. I love to teach kids how to read and see the light bulb turn on! Connect with me @Mrs_KFisher on Twitter, http://kfkinderland.blogspot.com/ for my classroom blog, or @keystoneelementary on Instagram.
avatar for Andrea Townsley

Andrea Townsley

Teacher Leader, Benton Community Schools
I'm an elementary Curriculum / PD leader and Instructional Coach at Benton Community Schools. This year I added co-moderator to #IAedChat to my list of things which keep me busy, as well as reading and spending time with my family and friends. I am passionate about connecting with others and finding out and unlocking what drives educators to be the best they can be.
avatar for Anna Upah

Anna Upah

Instructional Coach, Benton Community Schools
Anna is an Instructional Coach at Atkins Elementary, a PK-3rd grade elementary center in the Benton Community School District. Prior to serving in the Instructional Coach role, Anna taught first grade. Anna's love for integrating technology is inspired by her students' fearlessness and their love of sharing. This enthusiasm is fostered by her colleagues' willingness to collaborate and learn from one another. Anna's passions include creating a... Read More →


Tuesday October 11, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
401

11:15am

Renewable Energy and the Science of Sustainability
Individualized student learning can be customized/tailored to each individual student. Students have a range of skill levels in science and curriculum on renewable energy can supplement a biology, environmental science, agriculture science, chemistry, or even a physics class. Discover this new online curriculum and learn how your students can benefit and meet to the new science standards.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Brookhart

Rob Brookhart

Instructional Designer, AEA PD Online
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Will Fett

Executive Director, Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation
I am passionate about sustainable agriculture and love educating others about the food and fiber system. I am a former high school agriculture teacher from Montana but have now been in the Midwest for eight years. | I love creating educational tools that address multiple learning modailities. Technology is a great way to get students excited about learning. And there is so much technology in modern agriculture!


Tuesday October 11, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
304

11:15am

Shift into STEM
There is a huge push to integrate STEM into the classroom. But STEM is more than just Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Find out how you can bring STEM concepts and integration models with the Engineering Design Process to your students to enhance their Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, and Critical thinking.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Cowell

Michelle Cowell

Instructional Technology Consultant, AEA 267
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Corey Rogers

School Improvement Consultant, AEA 267
Mother. Wife. Educator. School Improvement Consultant. Technology Nerd. Book Lover.


Tuesday October 11, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
303

11:15am

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 PD Online
I am currently an Instructional Designer for AEA PD Online working with teachers, administrators and districts to infuse technology into their online/blended curriculum.
avatar for Melissa Wicklund

Melissa Wicklund

Instructional Designer AEA PD Online/Tech Coordinator NW School, AEA PD Online


Tuesday October 11, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
308

11:15am

Speedgeeking With Coffeechug: 2016 Edition
This will be rapid fire session of technology tips, tricks and productivity tools that I use in my classroom and school to help make life easier for both myself as a teacher and for students. I will share out things I use with classrooms as well as staff during Teaching Tinker Time and PD. These ideas will give you time to enjoy that cup of coffee and have fun at the same time! The key here is simplicity and productivity. All new updated content for 2016.

Speakers
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Aaron Maurer

Instructional Coach, Bettendorf Community School District
Iowa Teacher of Year Finalist, Maker Wannabe, Instructional Coach, Robotics, LEGO infatuation, coffee in my hand. Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert15 · www.coffeeforthebrain.com


Tuesday October 11, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
402

11:15am

The Power of Podcasting
Discover how (and why) podcasting with students is a worthwhile and engaging opportunity that has valuable curricular ties. Learn how to script, edit and share a podcast using Macs, PCs, Chromebooks, or iPads, and get the tips & tricks you need for success.

Speakers
avatar for Mindy Cairney

Mindy Cairney

Digital Learning Consultant, GWAEA
Mindy has 13 years of teaching experience in the elementary classroom. She is passionate about helping teachers integrate technology with integrity. She co-hosts the Edtech Take Out podcast. Her current interests are Seesaw, Minecraft, gamification and badging, podcasting, and digital citizenship.
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Jonathan Wylie

Technology Consultant, 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.com.


Tuesday October 11, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
317

11:15am

The Technology Integration Planning Cycle
Tired of "redefining" your classroom to take advantage of technology? Take a more strategic approach to integration by making decisions based on your instructional goals, not the latest tools and trends. Discover a roadmap for effective teaching and learning in the digital age!

Speakers
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Steven Hopper

Curriculum Technology Coordinator, Ankeny Community School District
Father, Thinker, Educational Leader.


Tuesday October 11, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
315

11:15am

Transforming PD in Des Moines Public Schools
The DMPS Instructional Technology team has introduced several new PD structures for teachers & staff over the past couple years. Come hear how a two-day summer conference, an online learning platform and a cohort of innovation teachers have started to change long-held ideas about what PD looks like.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Inman

Jenny Inman

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Des Moines Public Schools
avatar for Collin Lane

Collin Lane

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Des Moines Public Schools
avatar for Jacob Welchans

Jacob Welchans

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Des Moines Public Schools


Tuesday October 11, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
309

11:15am

Using Google Docs to Support Content-area Literacy
Learn how Google docs/tools can be used to support content-area literacy. Participants will learn how docs can be used for close reading of complex text. This session is intended for educators that work with students in grades 4-12 or staff that support these educators.

Speakers
avatar for Deb Vail

Deb Vail

Instructional Technology Consultant, Heartland AEA
Passionate about project-based learning and tech integration


Tuesday October 11, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
307

11:15am

FileWave: Endpoint Systems Management for OS X, Windows, iOS, & Android Devices and overview of new features.
FileWave Systems Engineer, Jerry Case, shares how districts across the US manage Windows, MacOS, iOS & Android devices. FileWave understands that in most all organizations, multi-platform support is critical. Take full control of your technology within our single interface as our endpoint management delivers: Imaging, patented file-level management with pre & post-deployment, Self-healing, Rollback and timed deployments, Kiosk, Inventory/assets management, dual-Imaging, Dashboard, License management, (new) Device Discovery, (new) Apple Classroom compatibility & FileWave's "Engage" Classroom Tool with SIS integration.

Speakers
JC

Jerry Case

Systems Engineer Supervisor, FileWave (USA) Inc.
Systems Engineering Supervisor


Tuesday October 11, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
310

11:15am

Virtual Reality in the Classroom
Imagine the possibilities. You are teaching children about dinosaurs and suddenly with the help of a VR headset, there is a life sized one in front of their eyes. Your kids can dissect frogs without the smell of formaldehyde or learn about Africa by riding a canoe through a small village. The possibilities are endless and the impact on education beyond imagine. In this session we will discuss this emerging technology and give a brief demonstration.

Speakers
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Anna Hanson

ByteSpeed


Tuesday October 11, 2016 11:15am - 12:05pm
312

11:15am

GAFE Admins Podcast
Come join the GAFE Admin team for a LIVE podcast at the Podcast Pavilion This podcast is for Google Apps for Education Administrators. Mitch Dowhower, Lance Lennon, Karl Hehr, Phil Trimble & Chad Frerichs hope to inform and entertain other admins through our personal experiences and the experiences of our guests. Learn more at: http://llennon.podbean.com/

Speakers
avatar for Mitch Dowhower

Mitch Dowhower

Technology Director, Spencer Community Schools
Mitch Dowhower has been assisting school districts with Google Apps for Education over the last five years and currently serves as the technology director for Spencer Community School District in Iowa. His work with Google Apps Deployment materials has reached every corner of the globe. Mitch has been a spotlight presenter at multiple Google Apps for Education Summits, presented at international conferences such as ISTE, and worked with companies... Read More →
avatar for Chad Frerichs

Chad Frerichs

Director of Technology, Spirit Lake CSD
Chad Frerichs is the Director of Technology for a 1:1 school district in Iowa. Chad is a scripting geek who loves to automate processes using Google Scripting. Chad also enjoys showing teachers how to utilize Google Apps to make their lives easier and more organized. For Chad Ed Tech is not a job, it is just what he does.
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Karl Hehr

Technology Coordinator/Director, Ames Community School District
Tech director @ Ames CSD. Passionate, driven & outspoken advocate for change in education. Apple fanboy, CCA, DEN Star Educator & Google Certified Trainer.
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Lance Lennon

District Technology Director, 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, and an Authorized Google Education Trainer. His district has been using Google Apps for Education for the past five and a half years. Lance is a Google proponent and all around Google enthusiast.
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Phil Trimble

IT Director, Pocahontas Area Community School
People rarely succeed unless they have FUN in what they are doing!! What is possible from where you stand now?Pocahontas Area Community School District IT Director


Tuesday October 11, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Podcast Pavilion - Mezzanine

12:10pm

Lunch
Tuesday October 11, 2016 12:10pm - 1:10pm
TBA

1:20pm

Achievement Unlocked: Chrome Productivity
This session will highlight features, functions and strategies for the use of Chrome that you and students can utilize for everyday use. We will cover ways to set Chrome up to be more productive for the individual. Extensions and apps will also be suggested to improve workflows.  Come explore different ways you can maximize Chrome to its fullest potential! (Note: this session is aimed at using Chrome on a laptop or Chromebook)

Speakers
avatar for Chad Kafka

Chad Kafka

Technology Integration Specialist, Franklin Public Schools
Chad Kafka works as a district Technology Integration Specialist for Franklin Public Schools in Wisconsin where he collaborates with teachers to enhance students' learning. Chad enjoys presenting and networking with educators at the state and national level. Chad has presented for ISTE, WEMTA, SLATE, CUE, MWGS, and has co-chaired the first four years of edCampMKE. He is honored to be a part of the Google Certified Teacher/Trainer and Apple... Read More →


Tuesday October 11, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
305/306

1:20pm

App Smackdown
TBA

Speakers
avatar for Devin Schoening

Devin Schoening

Teacher-Secondary, Council Bluffs Community School District
About Devin Schoening | K12 Instructional Coach, Council Bluffs Community School District, Council Bluffs, IA Devin Schoening is a K12 Instructional Technology Coach (2010-present); High School Journalism Adviser (2001-2010). Council Bluffs Community School District, Council Bluffs, Iowa.  


Tuesday October 11, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Ball Room

1:20pm

Chromebook Enrollment - Exposed
Are you paying to have your Chromebooks enrolled?  Think again!  I will share secrets of the trade that will allow you to do mass enrollments on your own with very little effort.

Speakers
avatar for Mitch Dowhower

Mitch Dowhower

Technology Director, Spencer Community Schools
Mitch Dowhower has been assisting school districts with Google Apps for Education over the last five years and currently serves as the technology director for Spencer Community School District in Iowa. His work with Google Apps Deployment materials has reached every corner of the globe. Mitch has been a spotlight presenter at multiple Google Apps for Education Summits, presented at international conferences such as ISTE, and worked with companies... Read More →


Tuesday October 11, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
314

1:20pm

Gamify Your Classroom
This would be an introductory session on how to gamify your classroom. I would lay out the work that was done in my own classroom, give examples, and share ideas. Participants would have an opportunity to create their own badges and quests, ask questions, and collaborate with others.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Fenstermaker

Andrew Fenstermaker

5th Grade Teacher/Innovation Coach, Iowa City Schools
Andrew is a 5th grade teacher at Penn Elementary in North Liberty Technology plays a huge role in the way that my classroom continues to evolve in the 21st Century. I am always looking for new and innovative ways to not only enrich the curriculum, but further my effectiveness as a teacher to digital natives.
avatar for Allison Staak

Allison Staak

4th Grade Teacher- Iowa City School Distrcit


Tuesday October 11, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
401

1:20pm

Passion, Projects, Community: Iowa BIG
Iowa BIG, in its 4th year, is one example of what a transformed high school experience can look like that rejects factory-age assumptions to create powerful, integrated, relevant learning to students.


Tuesday October 11, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
313

1:20pm

Creating Slow Motion Playback and Mathematical Modeling
We created a lesson where students play classical video games to mathematically model rate of change between levels, discovering what makes a game difficult. We will show how to use multiple open source resources to screen capture game-play creating slow motion playback up to a hundredth of a second.


Tuesday October 11, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
315

1:20pm

Designing with the Learner in Mind
How do we create student-centered instruction and learning environments for 21st century learners? Students from Boone High School will share their personal learning need and interests. We will also share BHS’s journey to provide engaging, flexible learning spaces both physically and digitally to support anytime, anywhere learning.

Speakers
avatar for Kris Byam

Kris Byam

Principal, Boone High School
I am a life-long learner. I love my family, my friends and my students. I am committed to a quality 21st Century Education, where technology is used for the advancement of knowledge. I enjoy athletics and I follow the Hawkeyes. After all, I was Herky the Hawk!
avatar for Jill Janes

Jill Janes

Director of Innovative Learning, Boone CSD
Director of Innovative Learning for Boone CSD, helping amazing staff implement amazing work. Advocate for technology integration that is "just good teaching". Former middle school literacy teacher. #UKSTL Ph.D


Tuesday October 11, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
308

1:20pm

Digital Ethics
Actions teach louder than words. What are we teaching about digital citizenship by our actions? We explore how simple overlooked actions can be teaching the wrong lessons.

Resources can be found here: http://www.williambrackett.com/ed-tech/digital-ethics-itec-2016

Speakers
avatar for Will Brackett

Will Brackett

Supervisor of Technology, Burlington Community School District


Tuesday October 11, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
303

1:20pm

Every Family Matters: Using Technology to Get Familes Involved
Wish you could get families more involved in your classroom or school? Practical ideas will be shared for bridging the gap between home and school using technology for both daily routines and special school events. See what Boone teachers are doing to help families feel included and engaged.

Speakers
avatar for Diana Byriel

Diana Byriel

K-4 Technology Integration Coach, Boone Community Schools
I have taught 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades during my years in the classroom. I am passionate about integrating technology into teaching and learning, for myself and my students. This year, I am serving my district as the elementary technology integration coach. I love having the opportunity to help teachers try new innovative practices in their classrooms.


Tuesday October 11, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
316

1:20pm

Gamification: Don’t Forget these Basic Design Elements
Many students are highly motivated by games, particularly reluctant students. Use proven game design elements to leverage gaming in the classroom to differentiate and reinforce any content. Walk away with ready-to-use templates and ideas to start gamifying your classroom today!

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Lalk

Sarah Lalk

Tech Services Coordinator, Area Education Agency 267
Sarah Lalk works for AEA267 as the Tech Services Coordinator. A large part of her work includes partnering with districts to provide services in the areas of technology integration, tech planning, device management, and 1:1 initiatives. In addition, she assists in facilitating the AEA267 Information Technology Connection and provides tech integration support to internal agency staff.


Tuesday October 11, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
319

1:20pm

Harmonizing in the Electronic World
Podcasts, music recording and composing…students creating with their senses - What more do we want?! This session will introduce/explore some trending practices in classrooms as well as dissect successful practices. What could work for your students? What might #makeitbetter? Join me for a rich discussion on how our students can harmonize through their media.

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Allen

Meredith Allen

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
I am constantly exploring the possibilities and enjoying the ride. My roles include but are not limited to their traditionally associated functions: Music Teacher (9 yrs), Instructional Technology Consultant (2 yrs), Mother (8 yrs), Spouse (10 yrs), Runner (3 yrs), Dreamer, Doer, Leader, Lover and an Eternal Optimist (33 yrs).


Tuesday October 11, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
304

1:20pm

Maker Breakout #3
Limited Capacity full

Breakout EDU creates ultra-engaging learning games for people of all ages. Breakouts teach teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, and troubleshooting by presenting participants with challenges that ignite their natural drive to problem-solve.

Breakouts are perfect for classrooms, staff trainings, dinner parties, and at home with the family! At the end of a Breakout, your players will be eager for the next! Speciality K-12 Breakouts can be used to teach core academic subjects including math, science, history, language arts and have embedded standards that apply problem solving strategies within a real world OR collaborative context.


Speakers
avatar for Steven Burianek

Steven Burianek

I am a non-traditional student at Iowa State University in elementary education. I work at the Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning on campus. You can talk to me about maker space integration, breakout sessions, or anything related to educational technology.


Tuesday October 11, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
Board Room 1

1:20pm

Making Video Interactive
Interactive video tools engage learners by: supporting face-to-face instruction,
enhancing blended/flipped classes, providing immediate feedback, and guiding learning. Come and experience the top three interactive video tools!

Speakers
avatar for Judy Griffin

Judy Griffin

Technology Coordinator/Director, Green Hills AEA
Judy is an Instructional Technology Consultant at Green Hills AEA and a Google Apps Edu Certified Trainer.


Tuesday October 11, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
320

1:20pm

Rethinking Learning
Attention all innovators! We would love to share our story of transforming the learning culture in our building by providing relevant and rigorous professional development to our staff members through OneNote Class and Twitter (#hiattpd). Come with an open mind to learn, share, and discuss how well designed professional development impacts the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Virginia Rogers

Virginia Rogers

TLC Instructional Coach, Des Moines Public Schools


Tuesday October 11, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
309

1:20pm

Unleash your alter ego! Instructional coaching and tech coaching, one and the same
In this session participants will learn from two different instructional coaches in Grant Wood AEA about how they incorporated their knowledge of tech tools into their coaching cycles to help teachers meet their instructional goals. Participants will also learn about the tech coaches support network at Grant Wood AEA and how this group works together to develop dynamic tech integration in Grant Wood AEA. 

Speakers
avatar for Jenn Osen-Foss

Jenn Osen-Foss

Instructional Coach, Clear Creek Amana High School
I was a special education and social studies teacher for non-public schools in Washington, DC for seven years before moving back to Eastern Iowa in 2014. I grew up in Chambersburg, PA and Davenport, IA. I hold a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Sociology and certification in Secondary Education from Iowa State University, and a M.A.T. in Special Education from Trinity University of Washington, DC. I have have taught almost every... Read More →
avatar for Gina Rogers

Gina Rogers

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Gina Rogers is a instructional technology consultant at Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Before accepting her position at GWAEA, Gina was a high school English and Language Arts teacher in two 1:1 districts in eastern Iowa. She taught everything from 9th grade ELA to College Composition I and II as a dual enrollment course. She lives in Iowa City with her husband and two children, Jack and Willa. Gina is passionate about finding ways... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Townsley

Andrea Townsley

Teacher Leader, Benton Community Schools
I'm an elementary Curriculum / PD leader and Instructional Coach at Benton Community Schools. This year I added co-moderator to #IAedChat to my list of things which keep me busy, as well as reading and spending time with my family and friends. I am passionate about connecting with others and finding out and unlocking what drives educators to be the best they can be.


Tuesday October 11, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
317

1:20pm

Using Communication and Collaboration to build a Cultural Community
Our session will include information about how we built a PLN with Foreign Language colleagues - important in districts with departments of 1!
Also info about how we use technology for projects in our FL classes. We will provide examples and are looking for collaboration with session attendees.
Our presentation link is here. Please keep checking back for updates!

Speakers
avatar for Amy Kangas

Amy Kangas

9-12 Spanish Teacher/HS TAG, Hampton-Dumont Schools
I enjoy learning about new ways to share material with colleagues and forming a professional learning community with no geographic boundaries. My students benefit from the collaborative effort to discover new ways to learn material and demonstrate their knowledge/master of content. I have been able to provide them with activities to broaden their horizons and match their learning style.
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Christy Koop

I am the High School Spanish Teacher at AGWSR. I am also the Technology Integration assistant, Academic Decathlon coach and Assistant Speech coach.


Tuesday October 11, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
302

1:20pm

Teaching in Ways You’ve Always Imagined
As a teacher, you inspire the next generation of leaders. You make complex ideas easy to understand. And you’re always looking for new ways to engage your students. In this session, we’ll explore Classroom, the app that turns your iPad into a powerful teaching assistant, helping a teacher guide students through a lesson, see their progress, and keep them on track. Along with Classroom, we’ll explore the Apple Teacher program to help you get the most from our products, and celebrate the work you do every day along with other helpful teaching resources.

Speakers
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Brent Hayward

Sr. Systems Engineer, Apple Inc.
Apple


Tuesday October 11, 2016 1:20pm - 2:10pm
310

1:20pm

Politikid & Minority Report Podcasts
Two student podcasts from Iowa City High School will be recorded live in this session, followed by a Q&A with their journalism advisor, Jonathan Rogers, co-host of the Jerd Chat podcast. They will share some of the successes and failures they have encountered podcasting. The Politikid Podcast is hosted by Nova, Sonali and Innes & The Minority Report Podcast is hosted by Maya Durham and Sameer Ali.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Rogers

Jonathan Rogers

Language Arts and Journalism Teacher, Iowa City High School
Jonathan Rogers is an award-winning journalism adviser at Iowa City High School. | | Dow Jones named Jonathan a Distinguished Adviser in 2013 and in 2015 he was named Iowa High School Journalism Teacher of the Year. | | Jonathan speaks nationally at education and technology conferences on digital journalism, bringing student voice into all classes through blogging, using social media, powerful non-fiction writing, video... Read More →


Tuesday October 11, 2016 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Podcast Pavilion - Mezzanine

1:20pm

Embarking on a Trailblazer Journey: A Panel Discussion on Personalizing Learning & Integrating New Tools & Methods
The Trailblazers program is a group of Des Moines teachers who created action plans to address an instructional challenge area in their classroom. Through the incorporation of new digital tools (online reading & math tools, video creation, social media, OneNote, etc) and new teaching strategies these teachers changed their approach and began to personalize the learning for themselves and their students.

We will be introducing the Trailblazer program by having a moderated panel consisting of 8 current Trailblazers from all levels in Des Moines Public Schools District.  The audience will have a chance to interact with the panel through listening to topic discussions and posting their own questions through a backchannel format.  Participants will also have the opportunity to join in on breakout sessions after the panel is completed.  We will be using four topics to guide our breakout session:  1. Starting a Trailblazer program in your district.  2. Instructional challenges Trailblazers have faced.  3. Action planning and strategies implemented into various classrooms (flipped, flexible seating, playlists).  4. A chance to explore and discuss one-to-one with a Trailblazer or Instructional Tech Coordinator from DMPS. 

Speakers
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Melanie Gildharry

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Des Moines Public Schools
Instructional Technology, Blended Learning, Professional Development, Microsoft Products
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Collin Lane

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Des Moines Public Schools
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Scot Suprenant

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Des Moines Public Schools
I have been in education for over 20 years. I am been a part of the technology integration movement in education. I have split time in between elementary and middle school classrooms. I am nor ever will be an expert, but I love trying new things. I am still a rookie as an Instructional Tech Coordinator, but I have loved every minute of being part of this team and have learned so much in this past year.



Tuesday October 11, 2016 1:20pm - 3:10pm
307

1:20pm

Makerspace Summit
Join us for a full two hours of making, tinkering and designing flexible exploration spaces that support deep learning! Begin your journey with an introduction to Makerspaces. Collaborate with your maker colleagues as you experience the design process, complete challenges, and see examples of how this dynamic approach to learning can be part of your library, classroom, or school.Experience a variety of hands-on activity stations and demonstrations.
Leave with ideas for getting started with Makerspace. It will be a jam packed two hours of AWESOMESAUCE!

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Maurer

Aaron Maurer

Instructional Coach, Bettendorf Community School District
Iowa Teacher of Year Finalist, Maker Wannabe, Instructional Coach, Robotics, LEGO infatuation, coffee in my hand. Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert15 · www.coffeeforthebrain.com


Tuesday October 11, 2016 1:20pm - 3:10pm
402

1:20pm

Technology Integration with Seesaw Student Driven Digital Portfolios
Explore and learn the capabilities of Seesaw Digital Learning Portfolios. Seesaw is a powerful teaching tool that allows students and teachers to upload a variety of digital entries demonstrating student understanding. This tool can be used as an app or through the web to engage students, teachers, and parents.

Speakers
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Melissa Linder

Classroom Teacher, Johnston Community School District
My classroom is a digital learning first grade environment. I am a certified ambassador with Seesaw Digital Learning Portfolios. This powerful and user friendly tool has transformed my classroom. I am constantly seeking new ways to optimize student engagement within my classroom and to empower my students to be innovative learners.



Tuesday October 11, 2016 1:20pm - 3:10pm
318

2:20pm

Empower Every Educator to be Professionally Driven Through Personalized PD
Many teachers and administrators feel traditional forms of professional are ineffective and a time-waster, yet we still rely on these methods for most of our contractual learning time. Learn how to re-empower EVERY adult learner in your district to drive their own learning while staying focused on positive student outcomes. Walk away from this session with practical first steps to start your own district-wide Personalized PD model.

Speakers
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Jarod Bormann

Instructional Technology Integration, Keystone AEA
http://about.me/jbormann


Tuesday October 11, 2016 2:20pm - 3:10pm
309

2:20pm

Nerdy Tools - A Technology Director’s Best Friend
There are many helpful tools out on the market that make your life as a technology director a little bit easier.  I want to share some of my favorite tools and steal some of yours.  Come ready to share!

Speakers
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Mitch Dowhower

Technology Director, Spencer Community Schools
Mitch Dowhower has been assisting school districts with Google Apps for Education over the last five years and currently serves as the technology director for Spencer Community School District in Iowa. His work with Google Apps Deployment materials has reached every corner of the globe. Mitch has been a spotlight presenter at multiple Google Apps for Education Summits, presented at international conferences such as ISTE, and worked with companies... Read More →


Tuesday October 11, 2016 2:20pm - 3:10pm
314

2:20pm

Passionate Learners
Would you want to be a student in your own classroom? In this session, based on the book Passionate Learners: How to Engage and Empower Your Students, 7th grade teacher Pernille Ripp will help both novice and seasoned teachers create a positive, interactive learning environment where students drive their own academic achievement. You’ll discover how to make fundamental changes to your classroom so learning becomes an exciting challenge rather than a frustrating ordeal. Attendees will discover practical strategies for how to build a working relationship with your students based on mutual trust, respect, and appreciation, be attentive to your students’ needs and share ownership of the classroom with them, and break out of the vicious cycle of punishment and reward to control student behavior.  Whether you are just beginning or well on your way in your teaching career, this session is meant to inspire you, help you take some risks, and eagerly pursue your journey toward a classroom filled with passionate learners.

Speakers
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Pernille Ripp

Creator of Global Read Aloud, Oregon Middle School
Teacher and Author – Oregon, WI Middle SchoolMass consumer of incredible books, Pernille Ripp, helps students discover their superpower as a former 5th grade teacher, but now 7th grade teacher in Oregon, Wisconsin. She opens up her educational practices and beliefs to the world on her blog www.pernillesripp.com and is also the creator of the Global Read Aloud Project, a global literacy initiative that since 2010 has connected more than... Read More →


Tuesday October 11, 2016 2:20pm - 3:10pm
Ball Room

2:20pm

Breaking Boundaries with Blended/Personalized Learning
Find out how Bettendorf Community Schools is on the journey to personalize learning for all students. Through various instructional shifts and the utilization of available technologies, engaging, student-driven classrooms are becoming the norm! You'll leave this session with practical tips/takeaways for immediate implementation in your own classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Cleveland

Stephanie Cleveland

Technology Integration/Instructional Coach, Bettendorf Community School District
Classroom teacher turned instructional coach with technology integration focus. BA in English, MA in Technology Integration, Google Certified educator, mom, and bookworm.
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Jocelyn Kyte

Instructional Coach - Technology Integration, Bettendorf CSD
Classroom teacher turned Instructional Coach with a Technology Integration focus. BA in Elementary Education, MS in Early Childhood Curriculum & Instruction, certifications in Classroom Technology Integration and Instructional Design & Technology - Program Evaluation. Google Certified educator, Professional Therapy Dog Handler, music lover, avid reader.


Tuesday October 11, 2016 2:20pm - 3:10pm
308

2:20pm

Education trends with audio visual technology.
To show advanced audio visual products and profile some trends that would be useful for teachers. Cover specific multimedia technology and how certain elements are assets while others may not be. Also I will cover some cool ways to capture higher quality audio and video and some methods to do it.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Cook

Aaron Cook

Multimedia Specialist, Heartland AEA 11
Heartland AEA 11, Employee. | Multimedia Specialist in IT department. Performs various supports at Heartland. Creative Services, Audio Visual support in presentations and recording productions. I do photography and multimedia duplication or support for staff and schools in the 11 county region that is AEA 11. Outside of AEA 11: Photographer of various things. And still involved with small scale audio and live productions consistently... Read More →


Tuesday October 11, 2016 2:20pm - 3:10pm
316

2:20pm

Failing Forward
Freedom to Fail: Teaching perseverance and creativity by using failure to create student growth. Based on the work by Andrew K. Miller

Speakers
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Jason Lampe

Technology Design Educator, Des Moines Public Schools


Tuesday October 11, 2016 2:20pm - 3:10pm
315

2:20pm

Getting Started with VR and Google Expeditions
Come see how learning can soar to new heights by using Google Expeditions! Then we will examine other ways to have students experience VR using Google Arts & Culture, 360 Videos, Google Street View and other cardboard apps!  Finally, we'll think about how we can have students create their own 360 or VR experiences! Field trips don't have to be culminating activities anymore!

 

Speakers
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Stacy Behmer

Coordinator of Digital Learning, 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 from Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she works with a team of technology consultants providing technology integration support and training to teachers and administrators. Stacy serves on the Iowa Technology Education Connection board which holds a couple of... Read More →


Tuesday October 11, 2016 2:20pm - 3:10pm
317

2:20pm

Leadership & Teamwork Lessons using a Starship Simulator
I've prepared a leadership & teamwork course using the Artemis starship bridge simulator game; beta testing showed strong promise for use by students to practice communication, critical thinking, and decision-making. I'll present findings, demonstrate the program, and work w/ teachers to develop modules for their classrooms using 1:1 computers.

Speakers
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Rob Green

Web Developer, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa
This year, I received a Masters in Instructional Technology from the University of Northern Iowa; this fall I'm starting a second masters in Library and Information Science through University of Wisconsin/Madison. I love technology and am fascinated by its use in education and training. | | I'm particularly interested in simulation games, and was delighted to be able to prepare a leadership course for my master's project, using a... Read More →



Tuesday October 11, 2016 2:20pm - 3:10pm
304

2:20pm

Let Students Show How Smart They Are from Crayons to Computers
There are many ways for students to show how smart they are, from simple crayons to sophisticated computer programs. This session will show you some ways to think outside the bubble and allow your students to shine. Stationery Studio, Animation-Ish, and Get Published are some programs that will be shared, as well as nearly free methods.

Speakers
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Terry Shay

K-12 Vocal Music Teacher, @tjshay, North Tama County Community School
My passion is to ramp up creativity in schools by providing opportunities for students to show how they are smart in different ways. I'm a huge fan of International Dot Day. | | In my spare time, I am Lead Ambassador for FableVision Learning.


Tuesday October 11, 2016 2:20pm - 3:10pm
401

2:20pm

Maker Breakout #4
Limited Capacity full

Breakout EDU creates ultra-engaging learning games for people of all ages. Breakouts teach teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, and troubleshooting by presenting participants with challenges that ignite their natural drive to problem-solve.

Breakouts are perfect for classrooms, staff trainings, dinner parties, and at home with the family! At the end of a Breakout, your players will be eager for the next! Speciality K-12 Breakouts can be used to teach core academic subjects including math, science, history, language arts and have embedded standards that apply problem solving strategies within a real world OR collaborative context.


Speakers
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Steven Burianek

I am a non-traditional student at Iowa State University in elementary education. I work at the Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning on campus. You can talk to me about maker space integration, breakout sessions, or anything related to educational technology.


Tuesday October 11, 2016 2:20pm - 3:10pm
Board Room 1

2:20pm

Student Motivated Learning
Do you want your students to be self motivated and successful at the same time? This session will get you started on designing a blended learning unit that utilizes student decision making through Edmodo and Google Drive. I'll demostrate all of this through my 8th Grade Ukulele Unit.

Speakers
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Christopher Kurt

6-8 General & Choral Music, Burlington CSD
On the first day of class, I tell students, " You need to know three things about me: 1, I like to wear bright colors. 2, I match my socks and my shirt every day. 3, I'm really good at falling downstairs." | | I'm a fun and energetic young teacher that is passionate about creating relevant lesson plans that teach skills students can use in every day life. Come attend my session! I'll have a ukulele :)



Tuesday October 11, 2016 2:20pm - 3:10pm
313

2:20pm

The Power of #HaveTheTalk on Digital Citizenship
It is more important than ever to #HaveTheTalk with students on digital citizenship and digital footprint! Sarah will share resources, lesson ideas, and relatable personal stories and experiences on digital citizenship. This presenter continues to add more to her personal story and journey of teaching digital citizenship with students, staff, parents, and the community. Additionally, there will be an opportunity for audience members to add their voice to the discussion on how to teach digital citizenship! This session will be action-packed, and leave you soaring with confidence and ready to take on promoting and teaching digital citizenship! Come to this presentation to learn how to meet ISTE Standard for Students #5!

Speakers
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Sarah Staudt

PreK-12 Teacher-Librarian, Mason City Community School District
PreK-12 Teacher-Librarian, Passionate Educator/Learner/Tech Integrationist, Mommy of 2 Boys (4yr&7yr), Team Player, Collaborator


Tuesday October 11, 2016 2:20pm - 3:10pm
303

2:20pm

The Tweet Life
Get connected with Twitter and explore all that being a Connected Educator can do for you. Why connections are good and how to connect and collaborate with other connected educators. Learn about Ed Chats and what this Twitter thing is all about.

Speakers
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Nathan Kleinmeyer

8th American History/Aspiring Administrator, Plattsmouth Community Schools
Originally from Amana, Iowa, I've spent the past 10 years growing as an educator in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. | I love learning. I like giving students the tools to learn the "how to" instead of the "what." Some of the best ideas I had in the past couple years I've learned from my colleagues on Twitter. | My PLN inspires me daily and helps me become a better classroom teacher, colleague and school leader.


Tuesday October 11, 2016 2:20pm - 3:10pm
302

2:20pm

Turning Misconceptions into Connections: Take your online program to the next level
We hear it all the time, "Kids can't learn on a computer!" and “There’s no money to market our virtual program!” There are common myths regarding virtual learning. Join Iowa Learning Online and FLVS Global to bust myths and build an arsenal of strategies to make your online program successful!

Speakers
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Crystal Howard

FLVS Global, Florida Virtual School
Are you going digital in your school or district? What do your blended classrooms look like? What's working? What is not working? Let's discuss.


Tuesday October 11, 2016 2:20pm - 3:10pm
320

3:15pm

ITEC Board Meeting
Tuesday October 11, 2016 3:15pm - 3:45pm
305/306