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Monday, June 15
 

9:15am

Keynote - Question the Status Quo
A survey of exceptional entrepreneurs found that they are obsessed with questioning the status quo. They are fearless about experimentation from a young age and are curious and creative. These qualities can be learned and teachers can model a culture of innovation in their classrooms. Tony Vincent shares many examples of how technology can empower educators to do things in new ways, including alternative ways to search the web, removing text from PowerPoints, and having students be teachers. There will be time for participants to share ways they have successfully (and perhaps unsuccessfully) questioned the status quo. 

Speakers
avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Consultant, Learning in Hand
Tony Vincent started teaching fifth grade in Omaha, Nebraska seventeen years ago when it wasn’t so easy to publish online. Knowing that students were motivated to see their work on the Web, Tony first had students write their book reviews on Amazon.com. Later his students spent each school year adding to their classroom site, Planet 5th. They published writing, photos, journals, art, videos, and more. Planet 5th became so popular that it... Read More →


Monday June 15, 2015 9:15am - 10:15am
Anderson Auditorium

10:30am

Apps for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
The iPod touch, iPhone and iPad have proven to provide a wealth of possibilities for all students. Many of the students with autism spectrum disorders present unique learning styles and preferences. Participants in this workshop will learn about many applications that could make a difference for children with ASD.
This workshop will cover apps for communication, organization, planning, story telling, reading/writing, behavioral support and much more. Participants will learn how these solutions can make a difference for children with ASD.
At the end of the session, participants will have a better understanding of apps, device management, and accessories that are available. They will also become more aware of some of the most promising apps available today.

Resource 

Speakers

Monday June 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Forum 2

10:30am

Beyond the Initial Technology Shine: Developing Lessons that Promote 21st Century Skills and Significant Content
It really is time to look into the significant content and 21st century skills while taking your school devices forward and going full throttle? Learn how examining a standard can help promote real learning and go beyond the shine of technology. Examine how to unpack a standard in order to prepare for technology integration. You will explore a multitude of free and open source content just ready for your students to use. You will also find a multitude of ways to teach and assess 21st century skills while also learning about web resources to expand Bloom’s Taxonomy and Deeper Learning. Learn about and see how this all fits into the SAMR model of technology integration, and beyond. Best of all, you will learn how technology and the important standards and skills can put your students at the center of learning. Explore these amazing ideas and allow your students to be the ones that shine!

Speakers
MG

Michael Gorman

Speaker, Keynote


Monday June 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Forum 1

10:30am

Blended Learning & E-Curriculum
Research has consistently shown that blended learning provides higher student achievement than fully online or face-to-face learning. Has your school checked into the benefits that blended learning provides?

AEA PD Online is in its second year of offering free Moodle hosting and E-curriculum. This session will demonstrate new courses within its catalog and new features within its system, highlighting several pilot projects. Participants will walk away with access to the system and E-curriculum catalog.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Brookhart

Rob Brookhart

Instructional Designer, AEA PD Online
PS

Peggy Steinbronn

AEA PD Online


Monday June 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Forum 4

10:30am

Interactive Print and Education
Interactive Print is the combination of the print and virtual worlds. Students can explore virtual elements such as websites, videos, quizzes, games, music, etc., while looking at a printed page. Various programs or apps, such as Layar, can be used to combine the real and the virtual worlds.

An overview of Interactive Print will be provided in this session with discussion of its uses in education. If you have access to a tablet with a camera or a smart phone, please bring it with you to experience Interactive Print yourself.

Resources:
http://interactiveprint.weebly.com/uploads/3/9/0/8/39081469/interactive_print_and_education.pdf
http://interactiveprint.weebly.com

Speakers
avatar for Brenda Welch

Brenda Welch

Youth Program Specialist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
I will be presenting on Interactive Print, the embedding of virtual information into print documents. I am very interested in finding ways to incorporate technology and STEM into all levels and areas of education. As a child and youth development specialist for 4-H, I am able to assist in finding ways to incorporate positive child and youth development into programs and encouraging the active engagement of children and youth in the learning... Read More →


Monday June 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Dows 16

10:30am

Opportunities Abound for Digital Authors
Nowadays it's easier than ever for teachers and their students to be digital authors! Whether it's an eBook, website, podcast, video, comic, cartoon, or online magazine, there are online tools and services designed to give anyone a platform for publishing. Take a look at some of the hottest websites and iPad apps for creating and publishing digital work and see examples of what students have produced. Digital publishing takes many forms. Check out what youngsters have put in Apple's iBookstore. Find out how students can craft and share their own Choose Your Adventure stories. Experience how a QR code can lead a smartphone or tablet user to a narration or video. Not only can publishing online be free of charge, but it can help students produce quality work by giving them an authentic audience.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Consultant, Learning in Hand
Tony Vincent started teaching fifth grade in Omaha, Nebraska seventeen years ago when it wasn’t so easy to publish online. Knowing that students were motivated to see their work on the Web, Tony first had students write their book reviews on Amazon.com. Later his students spent each school year adding to their classroom site, Planet 5th. They published writing, photos, journals, art, videos, and more. Planet 5th became so popular that it... Read More →


Monday June 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Hansen 8

10:30am

Power Point Gone Wild
Come learn all kinds of tips and tricks to enhance your power points. You will learn how to make a mor engaging power point, as well as learn how to use power point in new ways to make more engaging projects with your students. You will also have the opportunity to access a variety of power point games to use in your classroom

Speakers
avatar for Mike Borrall

Mike Borrall

Technology Teacher, Sioux City Community Schools
To sum me up I am a Husband, Father of 2, Technology Teacher, creator of http://teacherseeds.com , microsoft innovative educator. Check out my website Teacherseeds.com for over 1000 Tech resources, Augmented Reality templates, and Classroom Games.


Monday June 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Forum 3

10:30am

Student-Driven Digital Portfolios in Elementary - Oh Yea!
Come see how our lower elementary teachers are using a digital portfolio app on an iPad to empower students (as young as 5!) to independently create and organize their work in a digital journal, develop their academic voice, and collaborate with classmates. This app also empowers parent communication with real-time notifications, giving them a glimpse of their child’s day and an opportunity to support learning. We are building independence, encouraging reflection, and inspiring creativity in our classrooms!

Speakers
JF

Jennie Ford

Kindergarten Teacher, Pocahontas Area Community School
avatar for Susan Oehlertz

Susan Oehlertz

Technology Integrationist, Pocahontas Area Community School
Starting the implementation process of digital student portfolios schoolwide. Started with kindergarten last Spring, and all Pre-K- 6th grade students have joined this Fall. We are using a fantastic app called Seesaw Learning Journal. Using the app on iPads in our Pre-K - 2nd grade classes, and on the Chromebooks for 3rd - 6th grade. I am a Seesaw ambassador where I get to provide input on product development and get to test new features before... Read More →
SS

Shelley Stumpf

Kindergarten Teacher, Pocahontas Area Community School


Monday June 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Dows 14/15

10:30am

Using Tech to Amplify Student Voices
The use of real-world technology to give a voice to even the quietest students in the class while improving literacy.

Speakers
avatar for Theresa Turpen

Theresa Turpen

6th Grade Literacy, Webster City Community Schools
I am married to Deputy Dave and have two adult children, Andrew and Christopher. Sugar, our Cavashon, is our baby. I completed my Master's Degree in Educational Leadership in 2014 and will be completing my Administrator's Degree in 2017. I teach sixth grade literacy and have a passion for developing a love of reading. I enjoy being outside, reading, and watching movies.


Monday June 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 6

10:30am

Techno Playground
Enter the world of techno gadgets, robots, and more in this technology sandbox. Recon Rovers, Osmos, Dash and Dot robots, GoPro cameras, Lego Mindstorms, Sphero balls, Bee Bots and Pro Bots, and Hummingbird Bird Robotics kits will all be available for you to explore. Come, bring your iPads and computers, and experience coding and other techno-fun.

Speakers
HA

Harriet Adams

Lending Library Supervisor, Prairie Lakes AEA
avatar for Scott Fosseen

Scott Fosseen

2nd Floor Corner Office, Prairie Lakes AEA
avatar for Tiffanie Zaugg

Tiffanie Zaugg

AT Coordinator, Prairie Lakes AEA
Tiffanie is the Assistive Technology Coordinator at Prairie Lakes AEA. Tiffanie has been in education for 18 years and was previously a special education consultant, special education teacher, and general education teacher. Tiffanie resides on the state's Assistive Technology Leadership team, Assistive Technology Advisory team, Students with Significant Disabilities team, and various teams within Prairie Lakes.


Monday June 15, 2015 10:30am - 4:00pm
Forum 5

11:20am

Lunch
Monday June 15, 2015 11:20am - 1:00pm
Dows Grand Ballrooom

12:00pm

#stucamp: giving the power of EdCamps to students
During this poster session, I would like to showcase what happened when we held an EdCamp, but placed the power in the hands of our students. On February 28th, the first ever StuCamp happened in Webster City and Bettendorf. Over 100 students and teachers met at the two cites to see what would happen when the people most affected by education were given a voice. It was an experience. I would like to share what we did, what happened, and what we learned with TICL attendees. I would present schedules, session topics, what happened at recess, and plenty of pictures. It was a great event and I would like to share with connected, motivated teachers

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 June 15, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Dows 16

12:00pm

Connecting Creativity
The Connecting Creativity series is a learning quest designed with concept and content convergence in mind, supported by meaningful technology integration. Each Connecting Creativity concept is designed so teachers can repurpose the idea to meet the needs of their students and the needs of their curriculum goals. The series will offer support for implementation, including a monthly Google Hangout launch. Connecting Creativity quests are designed to be tailored to fit teachers’ curricular and Common Core needs. We would be happy to assist you in making those connection. When designing and planning for the Connecting Creativity series, action essentials were established: students create/design, students write, and students publish. These elements are at the center of each experience.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Pralle Keehn

Leslie Pralle Keehn

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
@lprallekeehn on Twitter. *Member of the new PLAEA tech integration team *BA in Political Science *MA in Curriculum & Instruction: Technology *Formerly 6-12 Social Studies, 6-8 Computer at Northeast Hamilton *Passionate about blended learning, gamification, literacy across content areas, cross-curricular teaching, creating global connections. *Create Connect Collaborate *Wife, mother of 3
avatar for Erin Olson

Erin Olson

Instructional Leader/Curriculum Director, Sioux Central Community School
Erin currently serves Sioux Central Community School as an Instructional Leader and Curriculum Director. She has taught middle school language arts and high school English for a combined total of ten years before supporting technology integration at PLAEA for three years. Erin is a passionate educator and curriculum designer. In 2015, she received the ITEC State Technology Leader Award. She has been nationally recognized for her work as a... Read More →


Monday June 15, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Dows 16

12:00pm

eBooks and More in MackinVIA
MackinVIA™ is a program that makes it easy to access your school’s eBooks, audiobooks, educational databases video and more. One User ID and password is all you need to get started. You can filter titles by grade level, interest level, topics, and many other ways. Set up groups to make it easier for students to find the books you want them to read. Sort books according to categories, too.You can use MackinVIA on any device that has Internet access. For online and offline access, there is a free MackinVIA app available for download.

Speakers
DD

Dorothy DeGroot

Tchr/Lib, Inst Media/Tech Consultant, PLAEA


Monday June 15, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Dows 16

12:00pm

Kindergartners Speak! We Listen!
Come watch, listen, and learn from our kindergarten students as they model the use of the digital portfolio app. used in their classrooms. They are eager to share their learning with you!

This is a Follow-up Hands-On Poster session to our Student-Driven Digital Portfolios in Elementary - Oh Yea! session

Speakers
JF

Jennie Ford

Kindergarten Teacher, Pocahontas Area Community School
avatar for Susan Oehlertz

Susan Oehlertz

Technology Integrationist, Pocahontas Area Community School
Starting the implementation process of digital student portfolios schoolwide. Started with kindergarten last Spring, and all Pre-K- 6th grade students have joined this Fall. We are using a fantastic app called Seesaw Learning Journal. Using the app on iPads in our Pre-K - 2nd grade classes, and on the Chromebooks for 3rd - 6th grade. I am a Seesaw ambassador where I get to provide input on product development and get to test new features before... Read More →
SS

Shelley Stumpf

Kindergarten Teacher, Pocahontas Area Community School


Monday June 15, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Dows 16

12:00pm

PBL: Bringing it to Life in the Community
Have you ever wondered if PBL really has the impact and engagement it advertises? Come see how we used an entire 6th grade class of 120 students and put them in Design Teams to create websites and augmented reality popups for community businesses. Ask us what worked and what we would improve on for the future!

Speakers
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
avatar for Dawn  Scholtens

Dawn  Scholtens

Second Grade Teacher, Webster City Community Schools


Monday June 15, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Dows 16

12:00pm

Plickers
Plickers is student response system that can easily be used in classrooms in which students don't have laptops or tablets to use. Plickers uses a teacher's mobile device in conjunction with a series of QR codes. Each student is provided a unique QR code on a card. Each card allows students to choose four different responses (A,B,C,D) to a question, based on the orientation of the card. When the teacher is ready to collect data, he/she can use the Plickers mobile app to scan the cards to see a bar graph of responses. The teacher can easily use Plickers to gauge student understanding.

Speakers
PB

Pam Buysman

Educational Media Consultant, Northwest Area Education Agency
Northwest Iowa AEA Educational Media Specialist


Monday June 15, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Dows 16

12:00pm

Robots for Elementary STEM
I'll be sharing my elementary STEM unit on Robotics. Demonstrations include: The Finch, Kibo, Sphero, Cubelets, LittleBits, Dash & Dot, Awesome Robot, Lego WeDo, Lego Mindstorms, Bee-Bot, Pro-Bot, Brush Bots, Nano Bots, and Draw Bots. The screen casted ABC's of robotics video will play during the poster session. Where to obtain free apps, software, and a coloring book of the ABC's of Robotics will be shared upon request.

Speakers
avatar for Torrey Proctor

Torrey Proctor

K-5 STEM, Spencer Community School District
Teaching roughly 1000 students the game changers (3D Printing, Code, Drones, Robotics, etc,.). Experienced in digital sculpting, microcontrollers, video game design, vector Art, raster Art, animation, vfx, and wearables. 10 years of experience teaching Art. Masters in Education Media Design Technology from Full Sail. I'm also on the Boy Scouts of the America's Thundercloud District (IA, NE, SD) council as a STEM curriculum coordinator.


Monday June 15, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Dows 16

12:00pm

SAMR in Action
SAMR is a great tool used to determine the level of tech integration that is happening in a classroom. From substitution to redefinition, all levels have a place in today's classroom. Come see examples of each and how they can be modified even further to move up or down the SAMR model.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson

Tech Integrationist, Spencer Community Schools
I have spent almost ten years teaching middle school math, science and ELA. I have also spent four years as an instructional coach and tech integrationist. After nine years in the K-12 scene, I moved to higher ed as an active learning specialist/instructional designer for online learning and the Director of Academic Technology. | | - I love being back in K-12. It has invigorated me. | - I am a Twitter nerd and love learning... Read More →


Monday June 15, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Dows 16

1:00pm

Design Thinking for the Maker Classroom
Design Thinking is a problem solving process that can be applied to any classroom setting. Popular in advertising and design work, the process easily applies to engineering and the classroom. This session will focus on applying the presenter’s version of the process to creating meaningful learning in a maker space environment, in a “maker classroom”, and maker experiences in general.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Pralle Keehn

Leslie Pralle Keehn

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
@lprallekeehn on Twitter. *Member of the new PLAEA tech integration team *BA in Political Science *MA in Curriculum & Instruction: Technology *Formerly 6-12 Social Studies, 6-8 Computer at Northeast Hamilton *Passionate about blended learning, gamification, literacy across content areas, cross-curricular teaching, creating global connections. *Create Connect Collaborate *Wife, mother of 3


Monday June 15, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Forum 1

1:00pm

Do It Yourself Study Aids: Winning Websites and Apps
There are much better ways to study than gazing at a stack of flash cards. Let’s see how technology can turn studying into a game! Tony Vincent has collected some of the best websites and iPads apps to help students learn and retain information. Websites like Quizlet let students search for or input what they want to study and turn it into a series of activities and games. Other websites include Zondle.com, CrosswordLabs.com, and BrainRush.com. These websites are designed for students to use on a PC, Mac, or Chromebook to create their own study aids. There are also delightful iPad apps for making study aids. These apps include Futaba for vocabulary and Stick Around for labeling, matching, and categorizing. You’ll see why when students make their own study aids, it aids in their studying!

Speakers
avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Consultant, Learning in Hand
Tony Vincent started teaching fifth grade in Omaha, Nebraska seventeen years ago when it wasn’t so easy to publish online. Knowing that students were motivated to see their work on the Web, Tony first had students write their book reviews on Amazon.com. Later his students spent each school year adding to their classroom site, Planet 5th. They published writing, photos, journals, art, videos, and more. Planet 5th became so popular that it... Read More →


Monday June 15, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Hansen 8

1:00pm

PBL: In Town & Across the World
Project-based learning is an exciting way to get students involved and engaged in their learning. Come see how an elementary and a middle school teacher used this type of learning with their classes.
New to Project Based Learning (PBL)? You'll get a beginner's 101 of what it is and how to implement and assess it. Then we'll show you how this learning was used in two different classrooms. There will be examples of good things that happened and ideas on some things to improve upon in the future.

Speakers
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
avatar for Dawn  Scholtens

Dawn  Scholtens

Second Grade Teacher, Webster City Community Schools


Monday June 15, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Dows 16

1:00pm

Personalized Learning
Difficulty finding places in the schedule for digital citizenship instruction? Or needing to integrate it in an innovative way?

The AEA K-12 Online Personalized Learning System offers a way to deliver digital citizenship instruction inside or outside of the face-to-face classroom. It works well for whole-group as well as self-paced instruction. Plus the system allows you to select a wide range of content via keyword, grade-level, or Iowa Core essential skill and concept search. As a teacher, you can grab the learning modules that work best for your students and place them into a learning opportunity.

This session will highlight the system as well as the piloting schools currently using the system. Participants will have access to the system by the end of the presentation, and be eligible to take part in the summer cohort to prepare to implement the system into their curriculum. 

Speakers
avatar for Rob Brookhart

Rob Brookhart

Instructional Designer, AEA PD Online
PS

Peggy Steinbronn

AEA PD Online


Monday June 15, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Forum 4

1:00pm

Project Based Learning ~ Take the Risk, Part 1 (Double Session)
Project Based Learning, Take the Risk!
Do you want to have students demonstrate their learning in authentic ways? Interested in having students share their voice and have an authentic audience? With reviewing projects for quality and seeing several examples and resources provided, this session will inspire participants to take the risk and begin to take action with ideas that could be started back in their school doing PBL.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Graber

Julie Graber

Instructional Technology 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 the Trudacot with Dr. Scott McLeod to help administrators and teachers with effective... Read More →


Monday June 15, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Forum 2

1:00pm

QR Codes in the mobile device classroom
Whether your classroom has one mobile device or several, you will learn how to unlock the potential of Augmented Reality. This class will cover games, centers, and activities that students can participate in using QR codes. 

Speakers

Monday June 15, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 6

1:00pm

Sustainable Innovation: Creating a Space for Innovation to Happen
This session will discuss what is needed to be innovative. Many people, from car manufacturers to technology companies, talk about how important it is to innovate. But how do you innovate. And if you are innovative, how do you sustain it? I believe that innovation is not something that you do, it's something that happens. There are requirements for innovation to be sustainable. This session will map out and explain these requirements. Come and join a conversation. You will have to talk. Let's find the key to sustainable innovation.

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 June 15, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Dows 14/15

1:00pm

Traditional vs Technology Communication - Get the most out of your communication with parents
This presentation will cover results from an action research project where technology communication was compared to traditional communication to see which worked better to increase student performance. You will learn a multitude of ways to communicate with parents using technology to help increase engagement with parents of the students in your classroom. Other topics covered are classroom management techniques along with communicating with parents using mobile devices. Come along on this fun fill adventure of action research and may the force be with you

Speakers
avatar for Mike Borrall

Mike Borrall

Technology Teacher, Sioux City Community Schools
To sum me up I am a Husband, Father of 2, Technology Teacher, creator of http://teacherseeds.com , microsoft innovative educator. Check out my website Teacherseeds.com for over 1000 Tech resources, Augmented Reality templates, and Classroom Games.


Monday June 15, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Forum 3

2:00pm

Are You Global or Snow Global?
How do you break free from the confines of your “globe” and discover the true power of collaboration?

“In the past, schools often existed in isolation. But now we are connected to information and resources from across the globe, places that are located thousands of miles away can now be as accessible as the corner store.” (Edweek 4-15-14)

It is a new world out there for our students and for us. Whether collaboration is just working together with a student from the class across the hall or in a class halfway around the world - we need to provide them with that experience!

We will share our successes, challenges, and failures along our journey as we tried to flatten our classrooms. We have had individual experiences with collaborating within our own school building, our district, across Iowa, the United States, and the world.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Delaney

Tammy Delaney

6th Grade ELA Teacher, Spencer Community Schools
avatar for Brad Reiman

Brad Reiman

6th Grade Math Teacher, Spencer Community Schools


Monday June 15, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Hansen 8

2:00pm

Connecting Creativity
The Connecting Creativity series is a learning quest designed with concept and content convergence in mind, supported by meaningful technology integration. Each Connecting Creativity concept is designed so teachers can repurpose the idea to meet the needs of their students and the needs of their curriculum goals. The series will offer support for implementation, including a monthly Google Hangout launch. Connecting Creativity quests are designed to be tailored to fit teachers’ curricular and Common Core needs. We would be happy to assist you in making those connection. When designing and planning for the Connecting Creativity series, action essentials were established: students create/design, students write, and students publish. These elements are at the center of each experience.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Pralle Keehn

Leslie Pralle Keehn

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
@lprallekeehn on Twitter. *Member of the new PLAEA tech integration team *BA in Political Science *MA in Curriculum & Instruction: Technology *Formerly 6-12 Social Studies, 6-8 Computer at Northeast Hamilton *Passionate about blended learning, gamification, literacy across content areas, cross-curricular teaching, creating global connections. *Create Connect Collaborate *Wife, mother of 3
avatar for Erin Olson

Erin Olson

Instructional Leader/Curriculum Director, Sioux Central Community School
Erin currently serves Sioux Central Community School as an Instructional Leader and Curriculum Director. She has taught middle school language arts and high school English for a combined total of ten years before supporting technology integration at PLAEA for three years. Erin is a passionate educator and curriculum designer. In 2015, she received the ITEC State Technology Leader Award. She has been nationally recognized for her work as a... Read More →


Monday June 15, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Forum 3

2:00pm

Digital Formative Assessments
This class will cover 8 different ways to complete formative assessments in the classroom using technology. Plickers, Kahoot, Google Forms, Near Pod and more will be introduced. 

Speakers

Monday June 15, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 6

2:00pm

Free & Low Cost Resources to support the Struggling Students
Many teachers are struggling with meeting the needs of their students and working with very limited resources. They may have limited access to technology and/or have a limited budget to work with. While this makes it difficult to support their students, there are many free and inexpensive solutions that they can access. This webinar will cover ways to utilize and maximize resources when working with limited budgets. We will discuss ways to utilize a single mobile device or computer, find online resources, find free and inexpensive solutions, and how to maximize the limited resources you have access to. This session will also cover strategies that can be used so all students can benefit from the limited resources. We will demonstrate various computer programs, online resources and apps for managing classrooms, presenting information to students, how to create and adapt classroom materials, and various approaches to utilizing limited resources. 

Resource
Resource

Speakers

Monday June 15, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Forum 4

2:00pm

Future Goals: Teaching Science, Engineering & Math Through Sports
Free to schools due to a grant from the National Hockey League, Hockey Scholars combines blended learning and STEM.

Through immersive hockey simulations Hockey Scholar explores real-life applications of STEM concepts such as area/volume of an ice rink, conservation of energy of a falling puck, and speed/velocity using skates. Students will also learn about behind-the-scenes STEM careers - such as equipment managers and ice technicians - that make a hockey game possible. This session will provide educators with access to Hockey Scholar and discuss implementation strategies that can extend offline.

Attendees will receive access to this course and other EverFi courses.

Speakers
avatar for Lincoln Hughes

Lincoln Hughes

Senior Schools Manager, EverFi
Lincoln is an impatient optimist. He joined the EverFi team in pursuit of the mission to teach students the critical skills need to be college and career ready. He loves EverFi's model to provide online learning courses at no cost to schools due to state and local sponsorships.Please contact Lincoln if you would find our digital literacy, personal finance, or STEM courses useful. Again, our courses come free to schools due to private... Read More →


Monday June 15, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Dows 14/15

2:00pm

PBL and the Flipped Learning Connection
Gain an understanding of the eight essential elements found in PBL while learning about the Flipped Learning experience. Discover how both PBL and Flipped Learning promote the 4 C's of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity Investigate how Flipping the learning gives PBL the needed time while PBL provides a process for important in class time in a Flipped Classroom. Mike will share his experience from both his roles at the BUCK Institute (PBL) and Flipped Learning through his work at PBS Learning Media. Participants will explore how flipping the learning through PBL can give opportunities for students to own and curate their own learning and curriculum

Speakers
MG

Michael Gorman

Speaker, Keynote


Monday June 15, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Forum 1

2:00pm

Project Based Learning ~ Take the Risk, Part 2 (Double Session)
Project Based Learning, Take the Risk!
Do you want to have students demonstrate their learning in authentic ways? Interested in having students share their voice and have an authentic audience? With reviewing projects for quality and seeing several examples and resources provided, this session will inspire participants to take the risk and begin to take action with ideas that could be started back in their school doing PBL.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Graber

Julie Graber

Instructional Technology 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 the Trudacot with Dr. Scott McLeod to help administrators and teachers with effective... Read More →


Monday June 15, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Forum 2

2:00pm

Techno Magic in the Classroom
The latest technology tools, sites, gadgets, and apps for elementary educators will be discussed. Topics include: digital production, video creation, programming, coding, augmented reality, and creativity tools. If you are looking for more ways to leverage technology in your curriculum, you will want to attend!

Speakers
avatar for Mike Borrall

Mike Borrall

Technology Teacher, Sioux City Community Schools
To sum me up I am a Husband, Father of 2, Technology Teacher, creator of http://teacherseeds.com , microsoft innovative educator. Check out my website Teacherseeds.com for over 1000 Tech resources, Augmented Reality templates, and Classroom Games.


Monday June 15, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Dows 16

3:00pm

Apps to Support Literacy for Struggling Readers
The iPad is a powerful tool that can support and promote literacy amongst struggling readers. There are literally thousands of apps on the app store that can support literacy. This session will help sort out the key features to look for when selecting apps for students. We will also look at various apps that support phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing. Motivation to read can also be a huge issue especially amongst older students. We will discuss various ways and methods to help motivate and engage the struggling reader. There are also many apps that allow you to create your own support materials. This session will also explore accessibility features built into the iOS devices that can support the struggling reader as well as other resources that are available for use on the device.

Resource 1, Resource 2 

Speakers

Monday June 15, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Forum 4

3:00pm

Authentic Technology Integration Through the AIW Lens
How can technology be used to assist teachers in implementing AIW (Authentic Intellectual Work) standards? In this session we'll explore appropriate technology tools that can enhance rigor in the classroom. What technology tools will help students construct knowledge, express detailed conclusions and to clarify or understand situations in the world beyond school? A comprehensive website will be provided with resources aligned to each AIW standard.

Speakers
PB

Pam Buysman

Educational Media Consultant, Northwest Area Education Agency
Northwest Iowa AEA Educational Media Specialist
avatar for Judy Sweetman

Judy Sweetman

Consultant, Northwest AEA
I am a social studies, reading, art, and technology consultant at Northwest AEA. I adjunct at Morningside College, teaching children's literature, Geography for Middle School Teachers, Art for the Classroom Teacher, and 6 + 1 Traits Writing. My interests are art and technology integration, children's literature, and integrated curriculum.


Monday June 15, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 6

3:00pm

Bringing Voice to the Classroom
This presentation will focus on utilizing the web/iOS/Android app Voxer as a tool to support connected learning, connected education, and a reflective classroom. Practice using the tool, learn about classroom examples, and participate in group discussion about applications to your own classroom. This walkie-talkie style app (now also available online) is great for student reflection, class discussions, and processing learning. 

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Pralle Keehn

Leslie Pralle Keehn

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
@lprallekeehn on Twitter. *Member of the new PLAEA tech integration team *BA in Political Science *MA in Curriculum & Instruction: Technology *Formerly 6-12 Social Studies, 6-8 Computer at Northeast Hamilton *Passionate about blended learning, gamification, literacy across content areas, cross-curricular teaching, creating global connections. *Create Connect Collaborate *Wife, mother of 3


Monday June 15, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Forum 3

3:00pm

Do you have 50 Minutes? I have 40 Great Web Apps, Tools, and Sites
Mike is perhaps best known around the country for sharing free and inexpensive web resources. This is always a popular session as every year Mike updates his list and is ready to share some of his very best. He has a special treat for you in this fast paced and engaging journey covering the road of best sites for educational tech integration. Mike will try his best at sharing with you some of the most amazing web 2.0 tools, apps, and websites that can be used in almost any class on any device. He really will try to get to all 40 in those fifty minutes. Best of all you will not have to write fast because he will also share with you this valuable resource list! Of course… you will want to use at least one of these starting tomorrow or perhaps today!

Speakers
MG

Michael Gorman

Speaker, Keynote


Monday June 15, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Forum 1

3:00pm

Future Goals: Teaching Science, Engineering & Math Through Sports
Free to schools due to a grant from the National Hockey League, Hockey Scholars combines blended learning and STEM.

Through immersive hockey simulations Hockey Scholar explores real-life applications of STEM concepts such as area/volume of an ice rink, conservation of energy of a falling puck, and speed/velocity using skates. Students will also learn about behind-the-scenes STEM careers - such as equipment managers and ice technicians - that make a hockey game possible. This session will provide educators with access to Hockey Scholar and discuss implementation strategies that can extend offline.

Attendees will receive access to this course and other EverFi courses.

Speakers
avatar for Lincoln Hughes

Lincoln Hughes

Senior Schools Manager, EverFi
Lincoln is an impatient optimist. He joined the EverFi team in pursuit of the mission to teach students the critical skills need to be college and career ready. He loves EverFi's model to provide online learning courses at no cost to schools due to state and local sponsorships.Please contact Lincoln if you would find our digital literacy, personal finance, or STEM courses useful. Again, our courses come free to schools due to private... Read More →


Monday June 15, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Dows 14/15

3:00pm

Technology for the 21st Century and Beyond
Take your tech classes to a whole new level! Students at West Middle School in Sioux City are programming AR drones, producing lights shows set to music played by the band students, creating rear projection holograms and much more! Student engagement is at an all-time high. Tech teacher Mike Borrall will show you the secret to creating a dynamic technology class projects that emphasizes hands-on, real world technology projects that never fail to amaze!! 

Speakers
avatar for Mike Borrall

Mike Borrall

Technology Teacher, Sioux City Community Schools
To sum me up I am a Husband, Father of 2, Technology Teacher, creator of http://teacherseeds.com , microsoft innovative educator. Check out my website Teacherseeds.com for over 1000 Tech resources, Augmented Reality templates, and Classroom Games.


Monday June 15, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Dows 16

3:00pm

Top Tips for Searching with Google
Since you use Google everyday to search the Web, you should understand how Google decides what to show you. Why not spend some time learning some of the best tips to refine your search to find exactly what you are looking for?

Resource Here 

Speakers
avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Consultant, Learning in Hand
Tony Vincent started teaching fifth grade in Omaha, Nebraska seventeen years ago when it wasn’t so easy to publish online. Knowing that students were motivated to see their work on the Web, Tony first had students write their book reviews on Amazon.com. Later his students spent each school year adding to their classroom site, Planet 5th. They published writing, photos, journals, art, videos, and more. Planet 5th became so popular that it... Read More →


Monday June 15, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Hansen 8

3:00pm

Using Twitter in the Classroom
With over 70 million followers worldwide, Twitter and other social media outlets, are becoming one of the fastest growing social media platforms in the world. Communication in this century is key and Twitter provides a new way for a teacher to communicate with their students, but also connect their students across classrooms, grade level, states, and the world.


Speakers
avatar for Michael Bahr

Michael Bahr

6-12 Social Studies, Charter Oak-Ute Schools
I'm starting my 3rd year of teaching 6-12 Social Studies at Charter Oak-Ute Schools in Charter Oak, IA. Technology is a part of everything I do in my classroom. I'm looking forward to sharing my knowledge with other colleagues.


Monday June 15, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Forum 2
 
Tuesday, June 16
 

9:15am

Keynote - Powerful Projects
Students are hungry for learning that matters. The best school projects set out to make a dent in the universe. That dent might be big or small, but knowing their projects are making a difference can be great motivation for students to push themselves toward deeper learning. Let's explore how to harness technology to craft intriguing projects.

 

Speakers
avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Consultant, Learning in Hand
Tony Vincent started teaching fifth grade in Omaha, Nebraska seventeen years ago when it wasn’t so easy to publish online. Knowing that students were motivated to see their work on the Web, Tony first had students write their book reviews on Amazon.com. Later his students spent each school year adding to their classroom site, Planet 5th. They published writing, photos, journals, art, videos, and more. Planet 5th became so popular that it... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 9:15am - 10:15am
Anderson Auditorium

10:30am

Awesomeness 101
Discover some of the best ways to leverage technology and to create a learning environment your students would pay to come to each day. You will leave energized and with a few new tools to take back to your classroom or school. You do not have to have any ninja or pirate skills to attend this session, just a positive attitude!

Speakers
avatar for Josh Ehn

Josh Ehn

Principal, Melcher-Dallas Schools
avatar for Tim Hadley

Tim Hadley

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


Tuesday June 16, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Forum 3

10:30am

Beyond the Initial Technology Shine: Developing Lessons that Promote 21st Century Skills and Significant Content
It really is time to look into the significant content and 21st century skills while taking your school devices forward and going full throttle? Learn how examining a standard can help promote real learning and go beyond the shine of technology. Examine how to unpack a standard in order to prepare for technology integration. You will explore a multitude of free and open source content just ready for your students to use. You will also find a multitude of ways to teach and assess 21st century skills while also learning about web resources to expand Bloom’s Taxonomy and Deeper Learning. Learn about and see how this all fits into the SAMR model of technology integration, and beyond. Best of all, you will learn how technology and the important standards and skills can put your students at the center of learning. Explore these amazing ideas and allow your students to be the ones that shine!

Speakers
MG

Michael Gorman

Speaker, Keynote


Tuesday June 16, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Forum 2

10:30am

Enhancing Learning with Technology
Presentation how an elementary classroom uses blogging, Twitter, Facebook, gaming programs, learning sites, and Google docs to enhance learning and increase communication with parents.  

Speakers
PK

Pennie Klepper

4th Grade Teacher, GT Schools
Integrating technology into the classroom - Learning right along with the students and having a great time!


Tuesday June 16, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 6

10:30am

How to Fix Education: Let's Solve it Together!
How do we fix education? There are many responses, but don't you think it's best we start together? This session originated as a series of blog posts featured on RethinkRedesign,org, and seeks to ask educators about the challenges and the hard answers we will need to find in order to "fix" education. Come and join a solutions based conversation about lies, coffee tables, and cheeseburgers. Hope to see you there.

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


Tuesday June 16, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Dows 16

10:30am

Iowa Learning Online
Iowa Learning Online (ILO) is an Iowa Department of Education virtual learning program launched in 2004. ILO is expanding and in 2012 was established in the Iowa Code as the DE's program model for providing rigorous, Core-aligned distance and online education to high school students statewide. All courses are taught by Iowa-licensed teachers with the home district awarding the grade and diploma. ILO forms a partnership with local school districts to find solutions for student needs including: credit recovery or advancement, home-bound services, courses unavailable in the district, and gaining experience in online learning environments. Digital learning represents a significant opportunity to provide continued support and innovation in Iowa's education system. Learn more about what ILO can offer your school district and your students at www.iowalearningonline.org.

Speakers
avatar for Iowa Learning Online - Iowa Department of Education

Iowa Learning Online - Iowa Department of Education

Student Services, Iowa Learning Online - IA Dept of Education
Online high school classes at no cost to your district


Tuesday June 16, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Dows 14/15

10:30am

Mobilize for Productivity
As a busy school leader, you receive dozens of emails a day, deal with scheduling meetings, and have an endless to-do list. Never fear! There are tools, apps, and strategies to help you keep your head above water by helping you stay organized and connected. Productivity is described by guru David Allen as “advanced common sense,” and by applying some simple strategies, you can unclutter your inbox, browse the web more efficiently, keep a centralized to-do list, manage voicemails, and much more. We're becoming more mobile all the time. Whether the information follows us in the cloud or we have a device that accesses that info, it's very helpful to learn how others are improving their personal productivity.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Consultant, Learning in Hand
Tony Vincent started teaching fifth grade in Omaha, Nebraska seventeen years ago when it wasn’t so easy to publish online. Knowing that students were motivated to see their work on the Web, Tony first had students write their book reviews on Amazon.com. Later his students spent each school year adding to their classroom site, Planet 5th. They published writing, photos, journals, art, videos, and more. Planet 5th became so popular that it... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Hansen 8

10:30am

PBS and IPTV Digital Tools for the Young Child
Current research shows that young children's understanding of concepts are strengthened when they interact with two or more media, whether that's playing an online game, watching a video, or interacting with it on a whiteboard. In this session, we will preview some of these games and learn how to find appropriate activities for home, classroom or mobile use. Free mobile app codes will also be provided. 

Speakers
avatar for Tiffany Morgan

Tiffany Morgan

Instructional Media Designer, Iowa Public Television/Iowa Learning Online


Tuesday June 16, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Forum 1

10:30am

Turning Learning On Its Head
Tracy and Mike will share their journey into flipping their respective classrooms and the technologies they used to do so. They will tell their tales of how they arrived at the flipped models they each used. They will share their successes, their failures, and everything in between.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Baker

Mike Baker

Akron-Westfield Community Schools
avatar for Tracy Wingert

Tracy Wingert

Technology Instructional Coach, Le Mars Community Schools


Tuesday June 16, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Forum 4

10:30am

Techno Playground
Enter the world of techno gadgets, robots, and more in this technology sandbox. Recon Rovers, Osmos, Dash and Dot robots, GoPro cameras, Lego Mindstorms, Sphero balls, Bee Bots and Pro Bots, and Hummingbird Bird Robotics kits will all be available for you to explore. Come, bring your iPads and computers, and experience coding and other techno-fun.

Speakers
HA

Harriet Adams

Lending Library Supervisor, Prairie Lakes AEA
avatar for Scott Fosseen

Scott Fosseen

2nd Floor Corner Office, Prairie Lakes AEA
avatar for Tiffanie Zaugg

Tiffanie Zaugg

AT Coordinator, Prairie Lakes AEA
Tiffanie is the Assistive Technology Coordinator at Prairie Lakes AEA. Tiffanie has been in education for 18 years and was previously a special education consultant, special education teacher, and general education teacher. Tiffanie resides on the state's Assistive Technology Leadership team, Assistive Technology Advisory team, Students with Significant Disabilities team, and various teams within Prairie Lakes.


Tuesday June 16, 2015 10:30am - 4:00pm
Forum 5

11:20am

Lunch
Tuesday June 16, 2015 11:20am - 1:00pm
Dows Grand Ballrooom

12:00pm

#stucamp: Giving the Power of EdCamps to Students
During this poster session, I would like to showcase what happened when we held an EdCamp, but placed the power in the hands of our students. On February 28th, the first ever StuCamp happened in Webster City and Bettendorf. Over 100 students and teachers met at the two cites to see what would happen when the people most affected by education were given a voice. It was an experience. I would like to share what we did, what happened, and what we learned with TICL attendees. I would present schedules, session topics, what happened at recess, and plenty of pictures. It was a great event and I would like to share with connected, motivated teachers

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


Tuesday June 16, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Dows 16

12:00pm

Connecting Creativity
The Connecting Creativity series is a learning quest designed with concept and content convergence in mind, supported by meaningful technology integration. Each Connecting Creativity concept is designed so teachers can repurpose the idea to meet the needs of their students and the needs of their curriculum goals. The series will offer support for implementation, including a monthly Google Hangout launch. Connecting Creativity quests are designed to be tailored to fit teachers’ curricular and Common Core needs. We would be happy to assist you in making those connection. When designing and planning for the Connecting Creativity series, action essentials were established: students create/design, students write, and students publish. These elements are at the center of each experience.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Pralle Keehn

Leslie Pralle Keehn

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
@lprallekeehn on Twitter. *Member of the new PLAEA tech integration team *BA in Political Science *MA in Curriculum & Instruction: Technology *Formerly 6-12 Social Studies, 6-8 Computer at Northeast Hamilton *Passionate about blended learning, gamification, literacy across content areas, cross-curricular teaching, creating global connections. *Create Connect Collaborate *Wife, mother of 3
avatar for Erin Olson

Erin Olson

Instructional Leader/Curriculum Director, Sioux Central Community School
Erin currently serves Sioux Central Community School as an Instructional Leader and Curriculum Director. She has taught middle school language arts and high school English for a combined total of ten years before supporting technology integration at PLAEA for three years. Erin is a passionate educator and curriculum designer. In 2015, she received the ITEC State Technology Leader Award. She has been nationally recognized for her work as a... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Dows 16

12:00pm

eBooks and More in MackinVIA
MackinVIA™ is a program that makes it easy to access your school’s eBooks, audiobooks, educational databases video and more. One User ID and password is all you need to get started. You can filter titles by grade level, interest level, topics, and many other ways. Set up groups to make it easier for students to find the books you want them to read. Sort books according to categories, too.You can use MackinVIA on any device that has Internet access. For online and offline access, there is a free MackinVIA app available for download.

Speakers
DD

Dorothy DeGroot

Tchr/Lib, Inst Media/Tech Consultant, PLAEA


Tuesday June 16, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Dows 16

12:00pm

PBL: Bringing it to Life in the Community
Have you ever wondered if PBL really has the impact and engagement it advertises? Come see how we used an entire 6th grade class of 120 students and put them in Design Teams to create websites and augmented reality popups for community businesses. Ask us what worked and what we would improve on for the future!

Speakers
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
avatar for Dawn  Scholtens

Dawn  Scholtens

Second Grade Teacher, Webster City Community Schools


Tuesday June 16, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Dows 16

12:00pm

Plickers
Plickers is student response system that can easily be used in classrooms in which students don't have laptops or tablets to use. Plickers uses a teacher's mobile device in conjunction with a series of QR codes. Each student is provided a unique QR code on a card. Each card allows students to choose four different responses (A,B,C,D) to a question, based on the orientation of the card. When the teacher is ready to collect data, he/she can use the Plickers mobile app to scan the cards to see a bar graph of responses. The teacher can easily use Plickers to gauge student understanding.

Speakers
PB

Pam Buysman

Educational Media Consultant, Northwest Area Education Agency
Northwest Iowa AEA Educational Media Specialist


Tuesday June 16, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Dows 16

12:00pm

SAMR in Action
SAMR is a great tool used to determine the level of tech integration that is happening in a classroom. From substitution to redefinition, all levels have a place in today's classroom. Come see examples of each and how they can be modified even further to move up or down the SAMR model.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson

Tech Integrationist, Spencer Community Schools
I have spent almost ten years teaching middle school math, science and ELA. I have also spent four years as an instructional coach and tech integrationist. After nine years in the K-12 scene, I moved to higher ed as an active learning specialist/instructional designer for online learning and the Director of Academic Technology. | | - I love being back in K-12. It has invigorated me. | - I am a Twitter nerd and love learning... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Dows 16

1:00pm

Bringing Teaching and Technology Together to Support 21st Century Learning
This session will help develop a clear understanding and awareness of how a statewide resource (Atomic Learning) can help bring teaching and technology together to support 21st Century Learning. Attendees will learn how this online resource supports integration and relates to all learners including: teachers, staff, students, and parents; and, how they can start using it today to impact both their own professional development and student engagement. Topics to include: Integrating the 4 C’s, Coding in the Classroom, Overview of Learning Methodologies, Google Apps for Educations, Office 365, and more!

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 →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Forum 4

1:00pm

Digital Citizenship Basics
Digital Citizenship can be defined as "the ability to participate in society online". Students and teachers must learn what is safe, legal and ethical behavior, and they must also take personal responsibility for their lifelong online learning.
This session will:
• Define Digital Citizenship
• Access Iowa Core Standards on Technology Literacy/Digital Citizenship
• Review the purpose and some examples of Acceptable Use Policies in a district
• View Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship
• Review Digital Citizenship resources

Speakers
DD

Dorothy DeGroot

Tchr/Lib, Inst Media/Tech Consultant, PLAEA


Tuesday June 16, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Forum 1

1:00pm

Iowa Learning Online
Iowa Learning Online (ILO) is an Iowa Department of Education virtual learning program launched in 2004. ILO is expanding and in 2012 was established in the Iowa Code as the DE's program model for providing rigorous, Core-aligned distance and online education to high school students statewide. All courses are taught by Iowa-licensed teachers with the home district awarding the grade and diploma. ILO forms a partnership with local school districts to find solutions for student needs including: credit recovery or advancement, home-bound services, courses unavailable in the district, and gaining experience in online learning environments. Digital learning represents a significant opportunity to provide continued support and innovation in Iowa's education system. Learn more about what ILO can offer your school district and your students at www.iowalearningonline.org.

Speakers
avatar for Iowa Learning Online - Iowa Department of Education

Iowa Learning Online - Iowa Department of Education

Student Services, Iowa Learning Online - IA Dept of Education
Online high school classes at no cost to your district


Tuesday June 16, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 9

1:00pm

Iowa Public Television & PBS: Online Resources for Iowa Classrooms
Iowa Public Television and PBS provide online resources that support STEM, literacy, historical thinking, civic literacy, global awareness, Iowa connections, and other characteristics critical to the 21st century classroom. Games, websites and apps are available at no cost to Iowa educators. Join this presentation to explore several innovative resources for your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Tiffany Morgan

Tiffany Morgan

Instructional Media Designer, Iowa Public Television/Iowa Learning Online


Tuesday June 16, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Forum 3

1:00pm

Makerspace: Make it Happen For Your Students! (DOUBLE SESSION)
Maker education is a hot topic in education right now. In this session the presenters will share successful implementation stories of both makerspaces in schools as well as maker experiences ranging from 1 day to 1 week. Examples from elementary and secondary will be shared during the presentation and discussion time. Most important of all, a hands-on playground time will be facilitated during this workshop to give participants a first-hand idea of makerspace possibilities.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Anderson

Mike Anderson

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
Prior to joining Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency as an instructional technology consultant, Mike was an elementary teacher at Sibley-Ocheyedan and Adel DeSoto Minburn interested in innovative and authentic use of technology. He has a passion for STEM education, pushing for powerful technology integration, while coordinating innovative STEM camps and increasing teacher capacity to deliver authentic STEM learning in the classroom. Mike has... Read More →
avatar for Julie Graber

Julie Graber

Instructional Technology 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 the Trudacot with Dr. Scott McLeod to help administrators and teachers with effective... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Dows 16

1:00pm

Solutions for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities
It can be challenging to find solutions for students who have significant developmental delays, significant motor developmental impairments or multiple disabilities. They can have sensory, motor, neurological, or medical issues that can make it difficult for them to access the iPad. It can also be difficult to find apps that are appropriate to meet their unique needs. This session will show how the iPad can empower our low incidence students. We will cover accessibility options, hardware solutions, configuring of devices, apps and more. We will explore alternate ways to access an iPad such as switches, pointers, mounting systems, etc. We will explore apps that can be used to support students with significant needs such as cause and effect, communication, literacy, entertainment and more. At the end of this session participants will have a good understanding on how the iPad can meet the needs of our students with significant needs.

Resource 1, Resource 2 

Speakers

Tuesday June 16, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Dows 14/15

1:00pm

STEMTASTIC Ideas and Resources… From STEM to STEAM
Are you ready to facilitate the building of a society of learners as you go beyond the four components of STEM? This is a must attend session for those wanting to fit Project Based Learning, 21st Century Skill Acquisition, and NETS into their STEM initiatives. Participants will be introduced to the idea of STEM and integrating the Arts (STEAM) and including the Maker’s Movement (STEAMIE) Michael, a facilitator at the National STEM Academy in Washington DC, STEM/PBL Facilitator for BIE, and STEMBL workshop designer for Discovery will share with you a multitude of STEAMIE ideas. Learn about great resources as you take a tour of web sites promoting STEM education. See firsthand examples of ways to include a Makers Program for all students in just about any environment. Turn up the heat on any STEM education effort. It really is time to get STEMTASTIC

Moderators
MG

Michael Gorman

Speaker, Keynote

Tuesday June 16, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Forum 2

1:00pm

Vocabulary Comes Alive
Learning academic terms and phrases doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, learning new words should be exciting and fun! It’s time to start looking at digital ways to expand students’ vocabulary. Let’s explore apps and websites that are so irresistible, students can’t help but be motivated to learn. We’ll take a good look at representing words visually, creating multimedia, and playing games. Yes, the technology can be mesmerizing, but it’s important to use techniques and strategies proven to work. That’s why pairing technology with Robert Marzano’s Six Steps for Vocabulary Instruction is a powerful combination.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Consultant, Learning in Hand
Tony Vincent started teaching fifth grade in Omaha, Nebraska seventeen years ago when it wasn’t so easy to publish online. Knowing that students were motivated to see their work on the Web, Tony first had students write their book reviews on Amazon.com. Later his students spent each school year adding to their classroom site, Planet 5th. They published writing, photos, journals, art, videos, and more. Planet 5th became so popular that it... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Hansen 8

1:00pm

What is UDL and How Can It Benefit Iowa Kids?
How do you engage all of your students? What are the ways you represent new concepts to students? Do you allow students to demonstrate their learning in multiple ways? These are the constructs of Universal Design for Learning. We will model for you the use of low-cost/free web-based tools to enhance your classroom instruction for all students.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Ahlrichs

Pam Ahlrichs

Regional Administrator, Prairie Lakes AEA
Universal Design for Learning - Statewide Team Member | Special Education
avatar for Amanda Beyer

Amanda Beyer

Instructional Technology Consultant, Northwest AEA
I work for the Northwest Area Education Agency (NWAEA), as an instructional technology consultant.
avatar for Diane Jackson

Diane Jackson

Director of Media Services, Prairie Lakes AEA
Universal Design for Learning - Statewide Team Member


Tuesday June 16, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 6

2:00pm

Bringing Teaching and Technology Together to Support 21st Century Learning
This session will help develop a clear understanding and awareness of how a statewide resource (Atomic Learning) can help bring teaching and technology together to support 21st Century Learning. Attendees will learn how this online resource supports integration and relates to all learners including: teachers, staff, students, and parents; and, how they can start using it today to impact both their own professional development and student engagement. Topics to include: Integrating the 4 C’s, Coding in the Classroom, Overview of Learning Methodologies, Google Apps for Educations, Office 365, and more!

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 →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Forum 4

2:00pm

Creating Content for Diverse Learners
The iPad is an excellent tool for creating content for the diverse learner. Content can be created to meet the unique learning needs and styles of the diverse learners in our classrooms. The iPad can be used to modify and differentiate classroom materials for each student in order to maximize learning.
There are many apps that can be used to easily create content for students. Participants will learn how to use various apps for creating content. We will cover several categories including eBooks, videos, audio and communication. Participants will be given ideas on how to create their own eBooks, shoot and edit videos, create their own music, create visual schedule, adapt tests and classroom materials, etc...
Participants will learn how to identify key features to look for when selecting apps for content creation. We will also discuss implementation strategies as well as best practices.

Resource 1, Resource 2

Speakers

Tuesday June 16, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Forum 3

2:00pm

Digital Citizenship – Beyond the Basics
In this session, participants will build upon their own general knowledge of Digital Citizenship or knowledge learned in the previous session, Digital Citizenship Basics. They will:
• Review Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Lessons, Everfi.com & numerous additional resources
• Collaborate on a Digital Citizenship Resources Presentation for use/access after the session
• Access Self-Paced Course - AEA11

Speakers
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Dorothy DeGroot

Tchr/Lib, Inst Media/Tech Consultant, PLAEA


Tuesday June 16, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Forum 1

2:00pm

Let WORD do the Work!
This session will explore useful tools in WORD for any teacher who assigns and/or writes papers in any content area. This session will explore features of several WORD tabs. Highlights will include: MLA/APA essay formatting, modifying auto correct settings for leveled writers, creating in-text citations, maintaining a master resources list, creating a reference page, student feedback/peer editing, and a number of other useful settings for word processing.

Speakers
avatar for Sherry Bielenberg

Sherry Bielenberg

Reading/Composition, Sioux City
Language Arts Support and College Composition Instructor at East High. I have 16 years experience teaching a variety of Language Arts subjects at the middle and high school level. I have five years experience as a community college adjunct professor at NCC and WITCC.


Tuesday June 16, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 6

2:00pm

Makerspace: Make it Happen For Your Students! (DOUBLE SESSION)
Maker education is a hot topic in education right now. In this session the presenters will share successful implementation stories of both makerspaces in schools as well as maker experiences ranging from 1 day to 1 week. Examples from elementary and secondary will be shared during the presentation and discussion time. Most important of all, a hands-on playground time will be facilitated during this workshop to give participants a first-hand idea of makerspace possibilities.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Anderson

Mike Anderson

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
Prior to joining Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency as an instructional technology consultant, Mike was an elementary teacher at Sibley-Ocheyedan and Adel DeSoto Minburn interested in innovative and authentic use of technology. He has a passion for STEM education, pushing for powerful technology integration, while coordinating innovative STEM camps and increasing teacher capacity to deliver authentic STEM learning in the classroom. Mike has... Read More →
avatar for Julie Graber

Julie Graber

Instructional Technology 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 the Trudacot with Dr. Scott McLeod to help administrators and teachers with effective... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Dows 16

2:00pm

Making Thinking Visible: Photography
There is more than one way for students to share their thinking and understanding. Photography and mobilography not only aids in comprehension, it invites students to bring creativity to assessment. During this session, we will explore the ins and outs of photography and mobilography including avenues for creating and sharing. Plan on taking and editing images during this session.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Olson

Erin Olson

Instructional Leader/Curriculum Director, Sioux Central Community School
Erin currently serves Sioux Central Community School as an Instructional Leader and Curriculum Director. She has taught middle school language arts and high school English for a combined total of ten years before supporting technology integration at PLAEA for three years. Erin is a passionate educator and curriculum designer. In 2015, she received the ITEC State Technology Leader Award. She has been nationally recognized for her work as a... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Dows 14/15

2:00pm

Making Your Class Chrome-tastic
Chromebooks are becoming a part of more and more classrooms all the time. How are we utilizing them? Let's dig in and investigate the possibilities that these devices present keeping our eyes on project-based learning.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson

Tech Integrationist, Spencer Community Schools
I have spent almost ten years teaching middle school math, science and ELA. I have also spent four years as an instructional coach and tech integrationist. After nine years in the K-12 scene, I moved to higher ed as an active learning specialist/instructional designer for online learning and the Director of Academic Technology. | | - I love being back in K-12. It has invigorated me. | - I am a Twitter nerd and love learning... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Forum 2

2:00pm

What Makes An Excellent Educational App?
With hundreds of thousands of apps in Apple’s App Store, Google Play, and the Chrome Web Store, it can be a challenge to wade through the junk to find the gems. Tony Vincent has been working with mobile apps for over a decade and has lots to share about what goes into a fantastic app for learning. We will analyze why some of the most popular educational apps are so loved and why others fall short. We'll also explore alternatives to searching app stores to find the best apps, discover the top educational app review websites, and see examples of the best app developers have to offer teachers and students. Be prepared to share an app you think is excellent!

Speakers
avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Consultant, Learning in Hand
Tony Vincent started teaching fifth grade in Omaha, Nebraska seventeen years ago when it wasn’t so easy to publish online. Knowing that students were motivated to see their work on the Web, Tony first had students write their book reviews on Amazon.com. Later his students spent each school year adding to their classroom site, Planet 5th. They published writing, photos, journals, art, videos, and more. Planet 5th became so popular that it... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Hansen 8

3:00pm

Chrome Apps & Extensions
Experience the transformational power of Chrome apps and extensions to make life easier and, more importantly, improve student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson

Tech Integrationist, Spencer Community Schools
I have spent almost ten years teaching middle school math, science and ELA. I have also spent four years as an instructional coach and tech integrationist. After nine years in the K-12 scene, I moved to higher ed as an active learning specialist/instructional designer for online learning and the Director of Academic Technology. | | - I love being back in K-12. It has invigorated me. | - I am a Twitter nerd and love learning... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Dows 16

3:00pm

Do you have 50 Minutes? I have 40 Great Web Apps, Tools, and Sites
Mike is perhaps best known around the country for sharing free and inexpensive web resources. This is always a popular session as every year Mike updates his list and is ready to share some of his very best. He has a special treat for you in this fast paced and engaging journey covering the road of best sites for educational tech integration. Mike will try his best at sharing with you some of the most amazing web 2.0 tools, apps, and websites that can be used in almost any class on any device. He really will try to get to all 40 in those fifty minutes. Best of all you will not have to write fast because he will also share with you this valuable resource list! Of course… you will want to use at least one of these starting tomorrow or perhaps today!

Speakers
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Michael Gorman

Speaker, Keynote


Tuesday June 16, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Forum 1

3:00pm

Formative Assessment & Other Activities For the High School Math Classroom
Tracy and Mike will share how they use the TI-Nspire and the Navigator System to not only teach their students but also collect formative assessment data. We will be requesting some information from our audience at the beginning so that we can cater our presentation to your wants and needs.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Baker

Mike Baker

Akron-Westfield Community Schools
avatar for Tracy Wingert

Tracy Wingert

Technology Instructional Coach, Le Mars Community Schools


Tuesday June 16, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 6

3:00pm

Giving Up the Reins: Student-Led Learning
In this lively discussion, Manson Northwest Webster's Teacher Librarian Christine Sturgeon and her student, rising sophomore Jacob Siepker, discuss the way she and others in her district have put students like Jacob in charge of their own learning with Genius Hour, Virtual Reality, and Independent Study. Sturgeon will also talk about the Student Voice movement and what it means for the future of education in Iowa.

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 →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Hansen 8

3:00pm

Google Forms in the Classroom
This is not a final description. Learn more about how you can use Google Forms in the classroom to simplify daily tasks. From information collectors to rubrics.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Hansen

Ann Hansen

Elem/HS Tech Integrationist, North Union


Tuesday June 16, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Forum 2

3:00pm

iDevices & Supports for Executive Functioning
Many students struggle organizing themselves in school and in their lives. This can lead to difficulties in school and in other aspects of their lives. They may have difficulty with executive functioning skills and are falling behind in school. The iPad can become a valuable resource or tool to assist those students with areas in their lives where they are struggling.
This session will discuss device features that can be customized and individualized to meet the unique needs of our students. We will also discuss implementation strategies, device management and protecting the device. This session will also cover various apps such as alarms, scheduling apps, reminder apps, organizational apps, homework apps, note-taking apps, voice recognition apps, text-to-speech, etc… Participants in this session will come away with ideas and app suggestions that will assist those struggling students become more organized and successful in school and beyond.

Resource 1, Resource 2, Resource 3 

Speakers

Tuesday June 16, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Forum 3

3:00pm

Play. Create. Plan.
During this session, we will explore various iPad apps used for creation including, but not limited to: Aviary, Skitch, 30hands. During our session, we will play with the various apps, use the apps for creation, and brainstorm ways the apps can be used in the classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Erin Olson

Erin Olson

Instructional Leader/Curriculum Director, Sioux Central Community School
Erin currently serves Sioux Central Community School as an Instructional Leader and Curriculum Director. She has taught middle school language arts and high school English for a combined total of ten years before supporting technology integration at PLAEA for three years. Erin is a passionate educator and curriculum designer. In 2015, she received the ITEC State Technology Leader Award. She has been nationally recognized for her work as a... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Dows 14/15

3:00pm

Tweet Tweet: Using Twitter and Social Media to encourage learning
With more than 70 million followers worldwide Twitter is becoming one of the fastest growing avenues of social media in the world. Education requires that we must change with the times and this session will allow you to do that. This session will allow you to navigate the complexities of Twitter as well as offer real-life examples of how social media can be used to increase learning in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Bahr

Michael Bahr

6-12 Social Studies, Charter Oak-Ute Schools
I'm starting my 3rd year of teaching 6-12 Social Studies at Charter Oak-Ute Schools in Charter Oak, IA. Technology is a part of everything I do in my classroom. I'm looking forward to sharing my knowledge with other colleagues.


Tuesday June 16, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Forum 4
 
Wednesday, June 17
 

9:15am

Keynote - The Reason for Stairs …. Practical Steps and Blocks that Will Put You on Top of Educational Transformation
Traveling the country watching so many school initiatives, Mike Gorman has often wondered why educators often try to skip the stairway and instead jump to the next level. Enjoy this engaging and entertaining session as Mike provides essential steps and building blocks that will allow educators feel both success and accomplishment as they travel up the technology stairway of blended and integrated technology integration. With a lens on models that include 1 to 1, PBL, SAMR, Blended Learning, and 21st Century Skills educators will learn how some important small steps will provide a giant leap. Walk away with some amazing free tools and resources as you take each step and explore the building block of a good 21st century lesson/unit.. You will find yourself at the top of the stairs in no time! 

Speakers
MG

Michael Gorman

Speaker, Keynote


Wednesday June 17, 2015 9:15am - 10:15am
Anderson Auditorium

10:30am

Keynote - Accessing Abilities
Finding solutions for students with diverse learning needs it extremely important. It
is more than accessibility, it is accessing abilities. It requires providing the
appropriate tools and educational technologies that make the curriculum
accessible to all learners. It is about finding the tools and solutions that provide
students with the opportunities to access their education, their world and their
dreams. Today’s technologies are opening up a world of opportunities for students
with diverse learning needs. Technologies are at the forefront of providing the tools
that are truly making a difference in the lives of persons we work with. Desktops,
laptops and iPads can provide opportunities for the students we work with. The
iPad has been one of these amazing tools especially with students on the Autism
spectrum. In this presentation we will show how many of today’s technologies can
empower students with diverse learning needs. Participants will see real world
examples on how technology can break down barriers and provide opportunities.
We will discuss universal design, (UDL) universal design for learning, and
differentiated instruction. We also discuss meaningful approaches to selecting
appropriate solutions to meet the unique learning needs of all students.

Speakers

Wednesday June 17, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Anderson Auditorium

11:30am

Lunch
Wednesday June 17, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Dows Grand Ballrooom