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The Midwest Google Apps Summit is a two day, hands on conference that focuses on integrating Google Apps for Education in K-12 and Higher Ed learning environments.  All presentations will be from the Google Education Trainers, Google Certified Teachers, Google Apps savvy educators and local Googley talent.

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Monday, November 17
 

8:30am

Technology, Adventure & Innovation
An inspiring look at innovative technology integration through the lens of adventure, designed to help educators rethink lifelong learning, success and change in education.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Garrison

Mark Garrison

Director of Technology & Innovation, White Bear Lake Schools
Husband, Father, Runner, Director of Technology, Presenter, Google Certified Teacher, YouTube Star Teacher, HamDog Mando, Happy


Monday November 17, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am
Sandstone Ballroom

9:45am

Engaging Learners in Collaborative Reflection with Google Hangouts On Air
This session demonstrates how to design learning experiences that incorporate Google Hangouts On Air and digital portfolios to foster students’ metacognitive thinking when engaging in the research, composition and the peer review process. This session will demonstrate how educators can assess student created content and support the workflow of helping students to curate these new products of learning.

Speakers
avatar for Haebig, Caroline

Haebig, Caroline

Digital Learning Coordinator, School District of New Berlin
This is a brief bio.


Monday November 17, 2014 9:45am - 10:45am
Wilderness 2/5

9:45am

Get Going Using Google Apps to Assist Diverse Learners
We know that Google Apps gets kids connected and working together. There are so many built in features that can assist our diverse learners! This fast-paced session will highlight tips and tricks that we can use to assist students using the many tools available in Google Apps for Education. Chrome Apps and Extensions that are specifically targeted for students will be shared as well as tips on using Drive, Docs, and Forms to help our diverse learners.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Lind

Tammy Lind

Technology Integration Coach, School District of South Milwaukee
Tammy Lind is currently a Technology Integration Coach in Southeastern Wisconsin. She is a Google Education Trainer and a Google Certified teacher. Tammy is also an Intel for Education Master teacher. | Prior to becoming a technology integration coach Tammy worked as an elementary classroom teacher, a special education teacher and a math specialist in the Milwaukee Public and South Milwaukee School Districts. It was during her time as a special... Read More →


Monday November 17, 2014 9:45am - 10:45am
Sandstone 8/9

9:45am

Going Mobile with Google
Google Apps were amazingly well in a computer lab or on a laptop, but they can also be leveraged in a way that takes mobile learning with the student and gives them unique experiences where the students doesn't have to be anchored to a chair for learning to take place. Since schools have different resources available to them and different policies regarding the usage of devices in school (i.e. restrictions,BYOD, cellphones, etc.), this is meant to reflect examples of the way in which Google Apps could be used with mobility in mind.

Speakers
avatar for David Freeburg

David Freeburg

Director of Digital Curriculum, Eden Prairie Public Schools
David Freeburg works for the Eden Prairie Public Schools as the Director of Digital Curriculum. In this role he works to create systems where digital curriculum can be leveraged for personalized learning opportunities. He uses his background as a Google Certified Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator to help him in this pursuit, but the most important tool he utilizes are the years spent as a Jr. High social studies teacher.


Monday November 17, 2014 9:45am - 10:45am
Wilderness 4

9:45am

Google Apps for School Leaders - Getting Going
Just getting started with Google Apps? Andy Crozier, practicing administrator, will demonstrate how he uses Gmail, Calendar, and Drive to collaborate with staff and create efficiency in the school district.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Crozier

Andy Crozier

Superintendent, Andrew CSD
Andy Crozier is the Superintendent of Andrew Community Schools in Andrew, IA and Easton Valley Community Schools in Preston, IA. Andy has lead professional development for superintendents, principals, technology directors, and teachers in many different areas of educational technology. Andy is a Google Certified Teacher, a Google Education Trainer, Apple Distinguished Educator, and Discovery Star Educator. In 2010, Andy was recognized by ISTE... Read More →


Monday November 17, 2014 9:45am - 10:45am
Tundra A/B

9:45am

Move to the Head of the Class with Google Classroom
Google Classroom is a time saver. This tool lets teachers quickly organize documents, provide feedback and communicate with their students! Simplify the distribution of docs to a student's Drive (no more File - Make a Copy) and easily push out communication with links and reminders. Come set up your own class and learn some of the fun features of this new Google Apps for Education tool coming soon to a classroom near you! 

This will be a hands on session, so check your account and go to Classroom.Google.com and make sure you are ready to start your first class! 

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 →


Monday November 17, 2014 9:45am - 10:45am
Wilderness 1

9:45am

g(Math): The Drive Add-on All Math Teachers Have Been Waiting For
This session will go over how to use the add-on g(Math) within Google Docs and how to create a Google Form with math equations. Things that will be discussed will be how to create equations and graphs within a Doc, creating a Form with math equations and as well as it's current limitations.

Speakers
avatar for John Taylor

John Taylor

Math Teacher/Technology Coach, Libertyville High School
John Taylor is a math teacher and technology coach at Libertyville High School in Libertyville, IL. John has taught math at LHS for ten years and has continued to try new ways of implementing technology in the classroom. With the opportunity of being a technology coach at his school, he has been able to introduce the staff to new and creative ways to create an innovative digital learning community. You can follow John on twitter... Read More →


Monday November 17, 2014 9:45am - 10:45am
Glacier C/D

9:45am

Redesign Space and Learning with Chromebooks
Are you ready for change? We will take you on our journey of change. We redesigned our passive elementary computer labs and changed it into a creative and energetic learning space. We went from bulky desktops to sleek Chromebooks and created an environment of more engagement, collaboration and project based learning. With the integration of Google Apps for education in our school district, students became more creators of their own digital content. A step by step process will be shared with participants to guide them through their own journey.The presentation will cover:

how to get started
training plan
student examples

Speakers
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Lori Banaszak

Google Education Trainer/Technology Integration Specialist, Clarkston Community Schools
Lori Banaszak has been a Michigan educator for 18 years! For the past 14 years, she has been an instructional technologist in the local and intermediate school districts levels. She loves creating Google learning experiences for teachers. She always makes them hands-on, project-based and purposeful. Some of the fun presentations she has done this year: | *Using Google Apps in the Classroom | *Redesigning and Learning with Chromebooks... Read More →


Monday November 17, 2014 9:45am - 10:45am
Sandstone 3

9:45am

Using Google Apps to Manage Your Classroom
Jessica teaches educational technology and methods courses in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin Platteville. In her courses, she integrates Google Apps in a wide-variety of ways. In this session, Jessica will share ideas on how to use Google calendar, Drive, Forms, Custom Maps, Youtube, and more to deliver instruction and manage your classroom. You'll leave with great ideas, access to resources, and even shared copies.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Brogley

Jessica Brogley

Academic Staff, UW-Platteville
Jessica loves seeing how edtech can be a vehicle to transformative teaching. | | Jessica teaches in the School of Education at UW-Platteville. She teaches courses in Methods for ELA/SS in Early Childhood, Educational Media Applications, and Educational Media Theory. Prior to Higher Education, she was a District Technology Coordinator and an English Language Arts teacher for many years. She's earned her Masters is in Technology in Education... Read More →


Monday November 17, 2014 9:45am - 10:45am
Glacier A/B

9:45am

Using Google Forms to answer the Million Dollar Question: How can we create TRULY reflective learners?
How can we create TRULY reflective learners? How can we help students become experts on their own learning? Answer to the million dollar question: Google Forms. See how one classroom is using Google Forms to enable students to collect and analyze rich data on the state of their own learning. See how one school is using Google Forms to help students see their growth from one school year to the next. Most importantly, learn how you can replicate such a system and customize it for your classroom and your school.

Speakers
avatar for Claudia Felske

Claudia Felske

Tech Integration Specialist / Language Arts Teacher, East Troy Community Schools
Google Apps Certified Trainer. Nationally Board Certified Language Arts Teacher. 2011 Wisconsin High School Teacher of the Year. Technophile. Bibliophile. Generally Curious Human Being.


Monday November 17, 2014 9:45am - 10:45am
Tundra E/F

9:45am

YouKnow YouLove YouTube (Mostly)
Sick of the ads and the suggested videos on YouTube? Want to know how to organize all the videos you use? In this fun session, you will learn tons of tips on how to optimize your YouTube experience.

Monday November 17, 2014 9:45am - 10:45am
Tundra C/D

11:00am

Appy Hour..Getting the most out of Google Drive
Most of us are familiar with the many fantastic Chrome Apps and Extensions available in the Chrome web store. As if that isn’t cool enough there are Apps to add to your Google Drive! These apps are great for kids that need additional supports and are perfect for those that have “flipped” their classrooms. Join me for this fast-paced, interactive session as I share my Top Ten Google Drive Apps. You will walk away with great ideas to use in your classroom the very next day!

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Lind

Tammy Lind

Technology Integration Coach, School District of South Milwaukee
Tammy Lind is currently a Technology Integration Coach in Southeastern Wisconsin. She is a Google Education Trainer and a Google Certified teacher. Tammy is also an Intel for Education Master teacher. | Prior to becoming a technology integration coach Tammy worked as an elementary classroom teacher, a special education teacher and a math specialist in the Milwaukee Public and South Milwaukee School Districts. It was during her time as a special... Read More →


Monday November 17, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sandstone 8/9

11:00am

Google Apps for School Leaders - Gearing Up
Already know the basics for gmail, calendar, and docs/drive? Need to get a little deeper for administrative uses of Google Apps? Then this session will be for you. Andy Crozier, Superintendent at Andrew & Easton Valley Schools, will show you how his school is using Drive/Docs, Google Sites, and other fun Google tools to build collaboration and efficiency.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Crozier

Andy Crozier

Superintendent, Andrew CSD
Andy Crozier is the Superintendent of Andrew Community Schools in Andrew, IA and Easton Valley Community Schools in Preston, IA. Andy has lead professional development for superintendents, principals, technology directors, and teachers in many different areas of educational technology. Andy is a Google Certified Teacher, a Google Education Trainer, Apple Distinguished Educator, and Discovery Star Educator. In 2010, Andy was recognized by ISTE... Read More →


Monday November 17, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Tundra A/B

11:00am

Google Apps on the iPad
Even if you and/or your school has decided to "Go Google", it doesn't mean you can't have a good experience on a non-Google product like the iPad. In fact, the beauty of the majority of Google's products and apps is that it's not tied down to specific hardware but anchored to the web. With that in mind, it's crucial to remember that if you want to use Google Apps on the iPad they will work. How well and to what extent is what educators and students need to be aware of. Apps highlighted are: Drive, YouTube, Capture, Blogger, Google Search, Google Play Books, Chrome, and more!

Speakers
avatar for David Freeburg

David Freeburg

Director of Digital Curriculum, Eden Prairie Public Schools
David Freeburg works for the Eden Prairie Public Schools as the Director of Digital Curriculum. In this role he works to create systems where digital curriculum can be leveraged for personalized learning opportunities. He uses his background as a Google Certified Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator to help him in this pursuit, but the most important tool he utilizes are the years spent as a Jr. High social studies teacher.


Monday November 17, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Wilderness 4

11:00am

Google Forms: The Basics
Learn how to use Google Forms to gather student data, facilitate workflow, and plan professional meetings. Google Forms are a simple way to get going with all of these tasks. This session will review simple examples and provide participants with the ability to create their own Google Form.

Speakers
avatar for Haebig, Caroline

Haebig, Caroline

Digital Learning Coordinator, School District of New Berlin
This is a brief bio.


Monday November 17, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Wilderness 2/5

11:00am

Three's Company - Avoiding a Comedy of Errors when Communicating with Groups
Have you ever noticed that there are many ways to communicate with groups in the Google tools? Come find out what your options are, how to look professional, and work effectively when communicating with groups of people. Avoid unknowingly making errors when working with the masses in tools like Google Groups, Google+, Google Contacts, Gmail, Documents, and Calendar.

Speakers
avatar for Henry Thiele

Henry Thiele

Superintendent, Community High School District 99
Dr. Henry (Hank) Thiele is the Superintendent for Community High School District 99 in Downers Grove Illinois where he serves 5000 high school students and 700 staff members. Prior to that role he served as Assistant Superintendent for Technology and Learning in the Maine 207 Schools in Park Ridge, IL. Hank started out as a high school science and music teacher and as a building technology coordinator. Hank has been a featured presenter at... Read More →


Monday November 17, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Wilderness 1

11:00am

Touring the Apps Dashboard
Still can't find what you're looking for in the Google Apps Dashboard? Stuck at a fork in the digital road? Lost your GPS signal on the information superhighway? Let me be your guide to the Google Apps Dashboard. We will point out the great views, useful tools, and places that you only need to visit once.

Speakers
avatar for Karl Hehr

Karl Hehr

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


Monday November 17, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Glacier C/D

11:00am

Connecting with Learners thru Classroom
Gone are the days of "my dog ate my homework" excuses. With Google Classroom, students are able to keep track of assignments that are due, in addition to turning them in online. This session will provide a guide for using Google Classroom as a tool for both the classroom teacher and for leading professional development sessions. Learn how to make Google Classroom a one stop shop for your learners.

Speakers
avatar for Tara Linney

Tara Linney

EdTech Coach, Singapore American School
Tara Linney is an EdTech Coach at Singapore American School. Linney had worked in EdTech for 6 years, and in education for a total of 7 years. Linney's greatest passion is in integrating computer programming into the predefined curriculum.


Monday November 17, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Tundra C/D

11:00am

Engage Your Brain - Make GAFE Interactive!
When students can interact with lesson content their brains will be engaged! In this session we will discover and create interactive Google Slides, Drawings and Forms. You will learn how to create "whiteboards" in Draw, make Slides with "hot spots," and create choose your own adventure stories with Forms and Slides. We will also discover how to design basic "stop animations" in Draw and Slides.

Speakers
avatar for Renee Nolan

Renee Nolan

Ed Tech Coach, Fond du Lac School District
Renee is an Instructional Technology Coach for the Fond du Lac School District in Wisconsin. Previously, she was a middle school science teacher for 20 years in the district. Renee is always looking for new ways in which students and staff can communicate, create, collaborate and think critically using technology. In the fall of 2012 her district rolled out one the largest high school 1 to 1 initiatives with 2200 Chromebooks. Renee received her... Read More →


Monday November 17, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Tundra E/F

11:00am

Our Learning Pilot with Google Nexus Tablets
Last school year we participated in a Learning Pilot in Craig Heinze's First Grade Classroom. We were fortunate to be chosen to participate in a 1:1 pilot of Google Nexus 7 Tablets. We were able to gather enough non-district allotted funds to purchase the tablets and to participate in the pilot. We will share our journey of our trials and tribulations and what we have in store for our K-2 grade classrooms for this coming school year.

Speakers
avatar for Craig Heinze

Craig Heinze

First Grade Teacher, Merton Primary
Craig Heinze has taught for over 20 years. He is currently a first grade teacher with a 1:1 classroom. This is Craig's second year with Google Nexus 7 Tablets. He has always love using technology as a tool in the classroom.
avatar for Tina Heizman

Tina Heizman

Director of Information Technology, Merton Community School District
Tina works as the Director of Information Technology for the Merton Community School District. Merton was one of the first districts in the nation to adopt Chromebooks. Merton is also implementing Google Nexus 7 tablets in grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade classrooms this year. | | Tina serves as a Co-Chair for this year's WEMTA 2015 Conference, and Publicity Chair for the WEMTA Conference for the past 4 years. She serves as the... Read More →


Monday November 17, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Glacier A/B

11:00am

The Tipping Point - Will You Sink, or Swim, with Technology Integration in the Classroom
Now that you have learned the tools themselves, how can you take it to the next level and begin to integrate these tools into meaningful lessons in your classroom? This session will provide you with ideas of how teachers are utilizing GAFE and web resources to enhance and support the curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Jaber

Michael Jaber

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Sheboygan Area School District
Michael Jaber is a nationally recognized Google Certified Trainer and Google Certified Innovator who has worked closely with the Google Education Team and presented at numerous conferences across the country, as a keynote, and as a featured presenter. Michael has a long history within education. He spent 18 years in the classroom as a social studies teacher, which eventually transitioned into a technology coaching role, and now leads the... Read More →
avatar for Kristi Shaw

Kristi Shaw

Assistant Professor, Marian University
Kristi earned her PhD in Instructional Design for Online Learning and completed her dissertation on instructional design within iTunes U. She earned her master of arts degree from Marian University in Educational Technology and her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. | | At Marian University, Kristi teaches numerous courses in the Educational Technology Program. Kristi’s research... Read More →
avatar for Dan Sitter

Dan Sitter

Information Management - Instructional Technology Coordinator, The School District of North Fond du Lac
Dan Sitter is the Information Management - Instructional Technology Coordinator for The School District of North Fond du Lac. He previously taught Social Studies in a full 1:1 Chromebook environment and has learned many strategies for effectively managing and applying technology in the classroom. Dan is a Google Certified Trainer and has trained educational professionals at numerous districts throughout Wisconsin as well as around the country... Read More →


Monday November 17, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sandstone 3

12:00pm

LUNCH
Monday November 17, 2014 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Sandstone Ballroom

1:00pm

Become a Spreadsheet Wizard
Do you find yourself constantly making tables in documents to try to convey a concept? Do you wonder what these spreadsheets are and why anyone would want to use one? Come discovery the sorcery behind a spreadsheet and find that it will be your favorite tool for sharing information. Learn simple tricks that will amaze your friends to powerful mind bending conjurations within spreadsheets.

Speakers
avatar for Henry Thiele

Henry Thiele

Superintendent, Community High School District 99
Dr. Henry (Hank) Thiele is the Superintendent for Community High School District 99 in Downers Grove Illinois where he serves 5000 high school students and 700 staff members. Prior to that role he served as Assistant Superintendent for Technology and Learning in the Maine 207 Schools in Park Ridge, IL. Hank started out as a high school science and music teacher and as a building technology coordinator. Hank has been a featured presenter at... Read More →


Monday November 17, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Wilderness 1

1:00pm

GAM On 3.0
Manage your GAFE domain with the power of the command line! Bend Google's APIs to your will and leave the dashboard and its limitation behind. Learn what you can do and how your life can be improved using Google Apps Manager (GAM)

Speakers
avatar for Karl Hehr

Karl Hehr

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


Monday November 17, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Glacier C/D

1:00pm

Getting Ready to Go 1:1
Learn all about the process of getting ready to deploy 1,000 Chromebooks to incoming freshmen, faculty, and staff. Go behind the scenes of the preparation process and hear about implementation committees, site visits, professional development, pilot testing, and much more. Includes information on admin panel, web filter choices, insurance options, and attendees will walk away with links to materials and resources.

Moderators
avatar for Mina Marien

Mina Marien

Instructional Technology Specialist, Latin Teacher, Evanston Township High School
I am the Instructional Technology Specialist at Evanston Township High School, where I previously taught Latin for five years. I enjoy working with teachers and students to leverage technology in ways that can redefine learning. I am also a Google Education Trainer and co-chair for the 2016 NICE MiniCon.

Speakers
avatar for David Chan

David Chan

Director of Instructional Technology, Evanston Township High School
David Chan is currently the Director of Instructional Technology at Evanston Township High School (ETHS). In his first year, he led the District's 1:1 Digital Learning Initiative where over 800 Chromebooks were deployed to all incoming Freshmen. In just three years, the District is now completely 1:1 and includes a full scale student tech support center (ChromeZone) and a credit earning class (Information Technology Internship). David taught... Read More →


Monday November 17, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Wilderness 2/5

1:00pm

There's EVEN MORE!
Once you have done the core apps that Google for Education has to offer, then it is time to keep adding tools to your toolbox! This session will go through some of those little know tools and provide ways you can incorporate them in your classroom! We will look at goodies like: Search Curriculum, My Maps, Voice, Moderator, Spell Up, Art Project and Google Docs Storybuilder and some other goodies!

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 →


Monday November 17, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sandstone 8/9

1:00pm

A Day in the Life of a Screenager in a 1:1 Classroom
Want to see how high school students are mashing tech tools with assessment, questioning, and cooperative learning techniques? Come see examples of how this is being used in a classroom and hear from students about their experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Gest

Allison Gest

Science Department Chair, Maine District 207
I am a Geology Teacher and Science Department Chair at Maine East High School in Park Ridge, IL. I am also a Google Education Trainer. I have students use all kinds of technology, especially GAFE on a daily basis in a 1:1 chromebook environment. I help provide professional development to demonstrate how technology can be infused with other research-based strategies.


Monday November 17, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tundra E/F

1:00pm

Be an explorer with Google’s Geo Tools
Google’s geography tools help us interact with content in ways we used to dream about. Google Maps & Earth have been used in classrooms all over the world to help better understand how we can relate ourselves on a more global stage. Street view and off-road field trips help us experience places that we’ve never been. We will talk about the latest updates to Google’s classroom geo tools, and dive into creating interactive presentations on the cloud-based tool Google Maps Engine.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Simmons

Eric Simmons

Director of Technology, Princeton Public Schools
Eric is the Director of Technology for Princeton Public Schools in Princeton, Minnesota and a Google for Education Certified Innovator. A former social studies teacher, he has supported technology integration in K-12 settings, and a 1:1 iPad middle school. His recent interests include leveraging digital content and geographic connections for student exploration through YouTube and Google Map tools. Eric wants to learn anything that can make him... Read More →


Monday November 17, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tundra C/D

1:00pm

Designing Personalized Learning
Are you looking for ways to personalize the learning going on in your classroom? Would you like to see how Google Apps can help facilitate this goal? Join this session and witness how Google Apps transformed a traditional 7th Grade Computer Apps class to a Self-Paced, Mastery focused course that allows students to learn the way they want and demonstrate that in a way they want.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Gauthier

Josh Gauthier

Technology Training Specialist, Unified School District of De Pere
Grades 5-8 Technology Training Specialist and former 3-12 Business and Information Technology Educator. De Pere, Wisconsin. Organizer of TEDxDePereMiddleSchool and EdcampGB. Presenter at ISTE, TIES, MWGS, and several others. Edcamp addict.


Monday November 17, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tundra A/B

1:00pm

Using Google Apps to inFORM Teaching and DRAW Conclusions
Formative assessment is a useful strategy to monitor student learning, provide feedback, and guide instruction. In this session we will focus on how to use Google Forms and Google Draw to support this strategy so you can gage what your students are learning, increase student motivation and engagement, and help students use feedback to move closer to their learning goals. We will look at specific examples of how teachers are using formative assessments with Google Forms and Google Draw and show you how you can answer the questions, Where Am I Going?, Where Am I Now? and How Can I Close the Gap?

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Pelsor

Amanda Pelsor

Instructional Technology Coach, Park Ridge - Niles School District 64
Amanda Pelsor is an Instructional Technology Coach in the suburbs of Chicago and a Google Education Trainer. She works with teachers to improve instruction and effectively implement technology. Her focus is getting the best outcome for students. Amanda believes that connecting with others makes me a better educator which is why she is active on social media, volunteers, and attends and presents at conferences.
avatar for Caroline Schaab

Caroline Schaab

Instructional Technology Coach, School District 64 - Roosevelt
I am passionate about making a difference. | Wife, Mom of three, and an Instructional Technology Coach in Park Ridge, IL at District 64. | | This is my fourth year working with teachers and students to help integrate technology into the curriculum and support teachers with job embedded professional development. Prior to being an ITC, I taught 5th grade for seven years at Field Elementary School in Park Ridge. I hold a masters... Read More →


Monday November 17, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sandstone 3

1:00pm

Using Google Drive and Forms to support the Danielson Observation Framework
In this session we will explore how Google Drive can be used to help both administrators and teachers stay organized throughout the Danielson evaluation process. I will share some forms that administrators in my district have shared that they use for observations. I will also share summative evaluation documents. Finally we will discuss how to setup a shared folder structure that can be used to manage artifacts and documentation.

Speakers
avatar for James Eichmiller

James Eichmiller

Director of Innovative Technology and Learning, Downers Grove Grade School District 58
James Eichmiller is the Director of Innovative Technology and Learning for Downers Grove Grade School District 58.


Monday November 17, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Glacier A/B

1:00pm

Using Google to Enhance Literacy Instruction in All Content Areas
Are you looking for ways to enhance literacy instruction in any content area? Look no further than Google’s powerful tools! In this session we’ll investigate the creative outlets, content resources and critical thinking aids that Google offers to everyone. We’ll find tools that will help your students foster creative expression. We’ll contribute to your bag of quality content resources and pass on tips for better searching techniques. We’ll take a look at Google Apps for Education, Google Draw, Blogger, Google Research Tool, Flubaroo, Google Books, Google Cultural Institute and MORE! Join us to explore the exciting things you can do with Google when planning literacy instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Jane McMahon

Jane McMahon

2014 Wisconsin Teacher of the Year - Google Education Trainer, Baraboo School District - Director of Teaching and Learning
I am currently serving as Baraboo's Director of Teaching and Learning. I was an English teacher in Baraboo for 25 years and recently served as Wisconsin's 2014 Wisconsin Teacher of the Year. I am an avid photographer, fly-fisherwoman, and baseball fan.
avatar for Kelly Steiner

Kelly Steiner

Library Media Specialist; Google for Education Certified Trainer, Jack Young Middle School-School District of Baraboo
I am in my 16th year as the Library Media Specialist for Jack Young Middle School in Baraboo, WI. I taught Social Studies and History for eight years before that. How has it been 24 years? Being a Library Media Specialist allows me to continue growing as a teacher, but I also get to share my passion for literature and curiosity about the world with students as well. I love movies, cats and all things Disney!


Monday November 17, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Wilderness 4

2:15pm

Keeping IT Simple - Using Gmail, Calendar, and Google Drive
Overwhelmed with the number of emails in your Inbox? Can’t stay caught up with the latest extensions, web 2.0 applications, and other “cool tech tools”? Having trouble staying organized with all of your meeting or class notes? Take a closer look at one way to master the daily grind by using a few simple tools coupled with a system that integrates some of our favorite Google Tools. Encourage your students to do the same to help them start and stay on top of their busy lives.

Speakers
avatar for David Chan

David Chan

Director of Instructional Technology, Evanston Township High School
David Chan is currently the Director of Instructional Technology at Evanston Township High School (ETHS). In his first year, he led the District's 1:1 Digital Learning Initiative where over 800 Chromebooks were deployed to all incoming Freshmen. In just three years, the District is now completely 1:1 and includes a full scale student tech support center (ChromeZone) and a credit earning class (Information Technology Internship). David taught... Read More →


Monday November 17, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Wilderness 2/5

2:15pm

No Need to LMGTFY - Informal Q & A
No need to Let Me Google That For You! There has been almost a day of Googly learning! If you have any questions come in and get them answered! We will have some presenters and experienced Google Apps users availble to help you hit the ground running when you get back to your district. Stop on in and join the discussion! 

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 →
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Jessica Gross

Web Content Coordinator, CESA 5
Jessica is the webmaster and web guru at CESA 5, offering professional experience and support with online and print marketing for CESA 5 departments and school districts. Jessica holds a BA in Legal Studies from University of Wisconsin - Madison and has been with CESA 5 since early 2012. She is a certified Adobe Trainer, and a Google Certified Trainer and is very involved with Google products and providing training and support for the Google Apps... Read More →
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Brian Scheibach

Director of Technology Services, CESA 5
Director of Technology Services, CESA 5 | Portage, WI
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Henry Thiele

Superintendent, Community High School District 99
Dr. Henry (Hank) Thiele is the Superintendent for Community High School District 99 in Downers Grove Illinois where he serves 5000 high school students and 700 staff members. Prior to that role he served as Assistant Superintendent for Technology and Learning in the Maine 207 Schools in Park Ridge, IL. Hank started out as a high school science and music teacher and as a building technology coordinator. Hank has been a featured presenter at... Read More →


Monday November 17, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Tundra A/B

2:15pm

Putting a WHY behind the HOW: Purposeful Technology Integration using Google Tools
As device acquisition increases, how can we be sure that all educators are effectively integrating technology into their curriculum? Join this session to hear about one district's technology integration framework, and their focus on increasing student efficiency, teacher efficiency, and student learning. In addition, several Google tools will be shared to help teachers meet those goals in the classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Jen Zurawski

Jen Zurawski

Library Media/Instructional Technology Specialist, West De Pere School District
Jen Zurawski is a Library Media/Instructional Technology Specialist for the School District of West De Pere. Jen has a passion for creatively blending the world of literacy and technology. She has presented at local, state, and national conferences on a variety of topics including Google Apps for Education, YouTube in the Classroom, and Google Hangouts. You can find her on Twitter at @tweets2jen or on Instragram at @wwlibrary.


Monday November 17, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Wilderness 1

2:15pm

Coding in the Curriculum
Coding is a hot-button topic in today’s world of education. Integrating coding into the curriculum is an important part of preparing students for jobs that don’t exist yet. Understanding the process of teaching such a task can be rather daunting. Figuring out where it fits within the already-defined curriculum is another challenge in and of itself. In this session, participants will learn about the ways in which coding integrates within the ELA and Math Common Core State Standards. Participants will get hands-on experience with a few different coding platforms. Through this session, participants will be invited into the “Coding Connect” community, created by Google Certified Teachers, with a mission to connect coders with educators.

Speakers
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Tara Linney

EdTech Coach, Singapore American School
Tara Linney is an EdTech Coach at Singapore American School. Linney had worked in EdTech for 6 years, and in education for a total of 7 years. Linney's greatest passion is in integrating computer programming into the predefined curriculum.


Monday November 17, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Sandstone 8/9

2:15pm

GooglyRific Google Presentations
In this super-fun and useful session, you will learn tricks of how to use Google Slides to its fullest potential - from embedding videos to editing images to making it visually interesting, we will cover it all!

Monday November 17, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Glacier C/D

2:15pm

It's a PLN
Professional educators recognize that learning extends far beyond the confines of the academic calendar and campus. Discover how social media sites such as blogs, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Pinterest can provide inspiration, professional development, and valuable resources. Develop your own Personal Learning Network (PLN) to share ideas and collaborate with like-minded experts in your field.

Speakers
avatar for Melinda Larson-Horne

Melinda Larson-Horne

EdTech/Educator Effectiveness Coach, Pewaukee School District
Melinda Larson-Horne is an EdTech and Effectiveness Coach in the Pewaukee School District with over twenty years of teaching experience in both English/Language Arts and World Language (French). As an instructional coach, Melinda's goal is to provide personalized professional development that supports teachers and students as they leverage technology to make learning authentic and engaging. Melinda is a Google for Education Certified Trainer... Read More →


Monday November 17, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Tundra E/F

2:15pm

Shake it up with GAFE and Thinglink!
Great news! ThingLink now supports a rich-media tag to embed a Google Doc right on an interactive graphic. Now it’s easier than ever to transform teaching and learning with ThingLink EDU and GAFE!  Both tools are equipped with amazing features and capabilities to support endless possibilities. Combine the tools to design powerful learning experiences that maximize learning.

Speakers
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Sue Gorman

Institute of Professional Educator Development, UW Parkside
I am celebrating 30 years as an educator My motto is Be kind. Be grateful. Be brave. I am an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Teacher. I am a wife, Mom and Glamma-to-be. | I am an administrator/educator working to inspire teachers to redefine and transform their classrooms. I am passionate about engaging classrooms that inspire inquiry, visible thinking, student voice and choice, and global collaboration. I work with... Read More →


Monday November 17, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Wilderness 4

2:15pm

Use Google Apps to Differentiate for Student Needs
Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. We have all heard about using Google Apps in the classroom and how powerful this tool can be, but making this resource accessible for special education students can be a bit more challenging. Come to this session to learn how to use Google Apps to accommodate student needs. Participants will work with the Chrome Store, features within Google Apps, the Nexus 7, and possibilities for communicating with staff/parents.

Monday November 17, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Tundra C/D

2:15pm

Daily Teacher Digital Workflow
Your students are now all creating and sharing and emailing and tweeting and more. How in the heck do you stay sane in the classroom managing all of these new creative spaces? Come learn how to manage today's digital students from blogging, rss feeds, email, Google Drive, and more!

Speakers
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Dan Sitter

Information Management - Instructional Technology Coordinator, The School District of North Fond du Lac
Dan Sitter is the Information Management - Instructional Technology Coordinator for The School District of North Fond du Lac. He previously taught Social Studies in a full 1:1 Chromebook environment and has learned many strategies for effectively managing and applying technology in the classroom. Dan is a Google Certified Trainer and has trained educational professionals at numerous districts throughout Wisconsin as well as around the country... Read More →


Monday November 17, 2014 2:15pm - 4:30pm
Sandstone 3

2:15pm

GAFE Scripting for Nerds
Attendance to this session will label you a nerd for sure! Come and see how one district in Iowa utilizes custom Google Apps Scripting to manage their staff leave request system. Also, get some hands-on time writing some scripts to perform some useful functionality including custom email responses, and automating calendar event creation.

Speakers
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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.


Monday November 17, 2014 2:15pm - 4:30pm
Glacier A/B

3:30pm

60 Extensions in 60 Minutes
Let's maximize Chrome for students and teachers by using the extensions! I will go through some of my favorite Chrome extensions in 60 minutes, so hold on to your hats! This slide deck is always being updated, so you are bound to find something new! The extensions can help using your browser more efficently to help support student learning!

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 →


Monday November 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Sandstone 8/9

3:30pm

YouTube: from Consumer to Creator
YouTube isn't just for funny videos anymore! Come to this session to learn about how to use YouTube in your school and classroom! Attendees will learn how to create their own channel and playlists, upload and edit videos, and use YouTube for flipping the classroom. Come to hear how one district is using YouTube for their curriculum department, school announcements, and school wide book talks. From the most basic YouTube skills to the most extensive, there will be something for everyone to take away from this presentation!

Speakers
avatar for Jen Zurawski

Jen Zurawski

Library Media/Instructional Technology Specialist, West De Pere School District
Jen Zurawski is a Library Media/Instructional Technology Specialist for the School District of West De Pere. Jen has a passion for creatively blending the world of literacy and technology. She has presented at local, state, and national conferences on a variety of topics including Google Apps for Education, YouTube in the Classroom, and Google Hangouts. You can find her on Twitter at @tweets2jen or on Instragram at @wwlibrary.


Monday November 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Wilderness 1

3:30pm

Building a Tech Ninja Program
Are your students really ninjas? Do they do your Chromebook repairs? Is there a wait list for your program? Here how we designed our program from the Shogun himself to create a student centered environment. See how these rogue ninjas became the leaders of their Daimyo.

Speakers
avatar for Mickey Chavannes

Mickey Chavannes

Director of Instructional Technology, Cudahy School District
I am the Director of Instructional Technology for the School District of Cudahy. As the director, I have spent the past two years designing and implementing K-12 technology curriculum using GAFE. We are in our second year of a grades 6-11 1:1 initiative with Chromebooks and will be grades 6-12 in the fall of 2015. We are excited to continue to promote our Tech Ninja program as an incredible program that provides students real life experience and... Read More →


Monday November 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Tundra E/F

3:30pm

Digitizing Middle School Science and Math
In the fields of math and science, we often hear people say - I can’t use that! We will show you ideas on how to use Google Apps as a tool to help students process information and show what they know. There are add-ons and extensions we will use just for teaching math and science - come and take ideas back to school.

We teach a class called Middle School Support, Science and Math to 6th and 8th grader in Edina, MN. We hope you will walk away with tricks and tips that you can use Wednesday.

Speakers
avatar for Dean Dahl

Dean Dahl

6th Grade Teacher, Edina Public Schools
I’m a 6th grade teacher at South View Middle School in Edina, MN. Teaching Science and Middle School Support (an elementary to middle school transition course). Our district is a 1:1 "Bring Your Own Device" environment, with most being Chromebooks. I’m a Google Educator and Google Certified Innovator. My classroom and professional development theme is “Share the Learning”. I live it everyday with my students, staff, administration and... Read More →
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Meghan Haselbauer

Teachers, Edina Public Schools
Presenting with Mr. Dean Dahl. Life long dream... Now it has happened TWICE!


Monday November 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Glacier C/D

3:30pm

Googley Goodness - Using Add-ons to Improve Workflow
Google Apps for Education already gives you a multitude of Googley goodness but now they give you even MORE tools to use when innovating your classroom and streamlining your workflow. Come spend some time with me learning about Google Ad-Ons and how they can help you do your job, smarter, faster and more efficiently! This session is for beginners just starting to explore Google Add-Ons.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Mlinar-Stephens

Mary Mlinar-Stephens

Director of Ed. Tech. Innovation, Waukegan Public School District #60
Mary is a Director of Educational Technology Innovation in Waukegan Public School District #60 in Waukegan, Illinois. Before that, Mary was a middle school teacher in Waukegan and on her school’s leadership team. She earned master’s degrees in both Elementary Education and in K-12 Instructional Technology, and is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University/ISTE Administration and Supervision certification program. Mary has presented... Read More →
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Anne Truger

Spotlight Speaker, Truger Tech Talk, LLC
Anne Truger is an educational technology consultant with over 20 years of classroom experience. Anne dreams of a world where technology integration becomes truly seamless and invisible, where learning opportunities exist for all students regardless of ability levels. | | | Anne started her career as a Special Education teacher with a Masters in Instructional Technology. She went on to become a Director of Educational Technology... Read More →


Monday November 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Tundra C/D

3:30pm

Wearables Everywhere: What are they and how can they be used in Schools?
The Wearable revolution has started! There's Google Glass and now Smartwatches. These devices are going to start showing up in your classrooms either on you or your students. This session details what these devices are, how they work, strategies for managing them in your classroom (discussion is encouraged), and some thoughts and ideas on how they may actually benefit you and your students in schools!! This will include live demos of a few different wearables such as Google Glass and Smartwatches that you may encounter in very near future.

Speakers
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BENJAMIN J HOMMERDING

St. Norbert College, Instructional Technologist
I am an Educator, Technology Adviser, and Mentor to students, athletes, and other educators. I currently work at St. Norbert College in De Pere Wisconsin as and Educational Technologist. I am a bit of a tech geek, and believe that through effective and efficient use of technology we can become better problems solvers of today's major issues in education. Students deserve authentic and valuable educational experiences each and every day and I... Read More →


Monday November 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Tundra A/B

3:30pm

Start, Stop, Share
This session is part Q&A, part collaborative work session and part personal goal setting. We will discuss how SAMR, TPACK and the 4C’s work together and how careful planning and measurement with the 4C’s can increase the success of tech integration in your classroom and school. Participants will leave with a plan to:
START something new
STOP doing something that is holding you back and
SHARE something great

Speakers
avatar for Mark Garrison

Mark Garrison

Director of Technology & Innovation, White Bear Lake Schools
Husband, Father, Runner, Director of Technology, Presenter, Google Certified Teacher, YouTube Star Teacher, HamDog Mando, Happy


Monday November 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Wilderness 2/5
 
Tuesday, November 18
 

8:30am

Design on a Dime: Google Sites, Drawings, and Extensions
Create a Google Site where form and function go hand in hand for teachers and students. This session will utilize Google Sites as it's launch pad but will incorporate Google Drawings and Chrome extensions to work for you.


Speakers
avatar for David Freeburg

David Freeburg

Director of Digital Curriculum, Eden Prairie Public Schools
David Freeburg works for the Eden Prairie Public Schools as the Director of Digital Curriculum. In this role he works to create systems where digital curriculum can be leveraged for personalized learning opportunities. He uses his background as a Google Certified Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator to help him in this pursuit, but the most important tool he utilizes are the years spent as a Jr. High social studies teacher.


Tuesday November 18, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am
Wilderness 2/5

8:30am

Google Apps for School Leaders - Getting Geeky
Are you a power user of Google Apps? Maybe you are just wanting to see how you can utilizing Google to it's full potential. If so, this session will focus on how practicing administrators can get "geeky" to create efficient, collaborative, and innovative systems and practices using Google tools!

Speakers
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Andy Crozier

Superintendent, Andrew CSD
Andy Crozier is the Superintendent of Andrew Community Schools in Andrew, IA and Easton Valley Community Schools in Preston, IA. Andy has lead professional development for superintendents, principals, technology directors, and teachers in many different areas of educational technology. Andy is a Google Certified Teacher, a Google Education Trainer, Apple Distinguished Educator, and Discovery Star Educator. In 2010, Andy was recognized by ISTE... Read More →


Tuesday November 18, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am
Wilderness 4

8:30am

Google+ 101
Are you new to Google+? Come to this session to hear the basics of Google+! Topics will include: constructing your PLN (Professional Learning Network), using Communities to collaborate with people inside and outside your district, creating Events/Hangouts to connect with others, and SO MUCH MORE!

Speakers
avatar for Jen Zurawski

Jen Zurawski

Library Media/Instructional Technology Specialist, West De Pere School District
Jen Zurawski is a Library Media/Instructional Technology Specialist for the School District of West De Pere. Jen has a passion for creatively blending the world of literacy and technology. She has presented at local, state, and national conferences on a variety of topics including Google Apps for Education, YouTube in the Classroom, and Google Hangouts. You can find her on Twitter at @tweets2jen or on Instragram at @wwlibrary.


Tuesday November 18, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am
Wilderness 1

8:30am

SAMR, ESM, and IPI: Tools to Measure and Propel Engagement Forward
In this session, we will explore a possible pathway for measuring success using an ethnographic and engagement lens. Together, we will review the functionality of various tools for capturing data and using this to drive your movement forward. Leaving this session, you’ll have a framework for advancement in learning and teaching while never losing sight that happiness, joy, and passions trump policies, procedures, and standardization.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Bretag

Ryan Bretag

Chief Innovation Officer, District 225
Ryan Bretag has spent 15 years in education as a secondary English educator and administrator. In his role as Chief Innovation Officer, he focuses on innovation in learning and teaching, whole-child education, and project management for district and building-wide technology initiatives. Ryan is currently completing his doctoral work with an ethnography research on spaces people inhabit for learning and a comparative case study of the design... Read More →


Tuesday November 18, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am
Tundra C/D

8:30am

Training with 1:1 - Chromebook Professional Development Series
Thinking of going 1:1 or are you off the ground but not quite soaring? Take a look at some different models of technology professional development. How do various schools tackle PD and what are some ways you can effectively engage and rally teachers at your school? Suggestions and specific examples will be shared including in-person, blended, and online professional development opportunities for all.

Moderators
avatar for Mina Marien

Mina Marien

Instructional Technology Specialist, Latin Teacher, Evanston Township High School
I am the Instructional Technology Specialist at Evanston Township High School, where I previously taught Latin for five years. I enjoy working with teachers and students to leverage technology in ways that can redefine learning. I am also a Google Education Trainer and co-chair for the 2016 NICE MiniCon.

Speakers
avatar for David Chan

David Chan

Director of Instructional Technology, Evanston Township High School
David Chan is currently the Director of Instructional Technology at Evanston Township High School (ETHS). In his first year, he led the District's 1:1 Digital Learning Initiative where over 800 Chromebooks were deployed to all incoming Freshmen. In just three years, the District is now completely 1:1 and includes a full scale student tech support center (ChromeZone) and a credit earning class (Information Technology Internship). David taught... Read More →


Tuesday November 18, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am
Tundra A/B

8:30am

The Next Big Thing in Special Education: Nexus Tablet
The Nexus 7 has transformed the educational environment for special education students and allowed students who previously needed a staff member to complete any classroom based task the freedom to complete that activity independently. Using voice to text within Google Docs and the phrase, "Ok Google" has revolutionized the assistive technology spectrum.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Lotze

Jennifer Lotze

Educational Consultant, CESA 11
Jennifer Lotze is an educational consultant with CESA 11 in Turtle Lake, WI. She is a Google Education Trainer and works with educational professionals all over the country as they integrate technology into their learning environments. She presents to help individuals get the most out of the technology they have access to and make accommodations to existing technology for use with special education students. | She received her Masters Degree... Read More →


Tuesday November 18, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am
Sandstone 8/9

8:30am

Google Forms and Scripts for Beginners
Google Forms provide a method to gain feedback from individuals. In addition, you can run a script behind the spreadsheet to automatically grade, run mail merge, and numerous other tasks. Attend this session as a beginner, new to Google Forms and Scripts.

Speakers
avatar for Sue Gorman

Sue Gorman

Institute of Professional Educator Development, UW Parkside
I am celebrating 30 years as an educator My motto is Be kind. Be grateful. Be brave. I am an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Teacher. I am a wife, Mom and Glamma-to-be. | I am an administrator/educator working to inspire teachers to redefine and transform their classrooms. I am passionate about engaging classrooms that inspire inquiry, visible thinking, student voice and choice, and global collaboration. I work with... Read More →
avatar for Kristi Shaw

Kristi Shaw

Assistant Professor, Marian University
Kristi earned her PhD in Instructional Design for Online Learning and completed her dissertation on instructional design within iTunes U. She earned her master of arts degree from Marian University in Educational Technology and her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. | | At Marian University, Kristi teaches numerous courses in the Educational Technology Program. Kristi’s research... Read More →


Tuesday November 18, 2014 8:30am - 10:45am
Tundra E/F

8:30am

Google Sites Make & Take
Create your own Google Site to provide class information and materials, communicate with students, parents and the community,
flip lessons, and showcase student work.

Primary Learning Objectives: Instruction will include how to:
- Create a new site
- Choose a theme or a template
- Customize a site header
- Customize fonts and colors
- Create a custom site icon (favicon)
- Create new pages
- Edit site layout
- Organize site navigation
- Insert gadgets (Google Calendar, videos, documents from Google Drive, images, etc.)
- Share site with others
- Enable page-level permissions for students to upload and edit content on portfolio pages


Speakers
avatar for Melinda Larson-Horne

Melinda Larson-Horne

EdTech/Educator Effectiveness Coach, Pewaukee School District
Melinda Larson-Horne is an EdTech and Effectiveness Coach in the Pewaukee School District with over twenty years of teaching experience in both English/Language Arts and World Language (French). As an instructional coach, Melinda's goal is to provide personalized professional development that supports teachers and students as they leverage technology to make learning authentic and engaging. Melinda is a Google for Education Certified Trainer... Read More →


Tuesday November 18, 2014 8:30am - 10:45am
Sandstone 3

8:30am

You Are Here! The hidden treasures in Google Maps and Earth
Google Maps and Earth are great tools for everyday use and in the classroom. However, there are so many great tools, tricks and tips hidden in Maps and Earth that most don't know about. This session will explore all the features beyond the basic Maps and Earth interface that can be used both in the classroom and just for fun. Be prepared to navigate through all the parts of the world you didn't know existed in Google Maps and Google Earth.

Speakers
avatar for Kurt Wismer

Kurt Wismer

Business, Marketing & IT Teacher, North Fond du Lac School District
Kurt teaches Business, Marketing and IT for the North Fond du Lac School District. In addition, he is a Google for Education Certified Innovator and Google Education Trainer. Kurt uses technology throughout his curriculum to create durable learning experiences that are both rigorous and transformative to prepare his students for success in an ever changing world. He has lead technology groups and provided considerable training and support as they... Read More →


Tuesday November 18, 2014 8:30am - 10:45am
Glacier A/B

9:45am

Go! Go! Google Gadgets! Google Apps Meets Makerspace
Remember Inspector Gadget? He has nothing on these fun Googly gadgets! Come take a look and get your hands on resources like Google Cardboard, Glass, Sphero and other fun stuff!  We will talk Google, Maker and how they can work together.  There will be a short introduction time and the rest of the session will be hands on play.  Come and fly a drone while wearing Google Glass!

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Lind

Tammy Lind

Technology Integration Coach, School District of South Milwaukee
Tammy Lind is currently a Technology Integration Coach in Southeastern Wisconsin. She is a Google Education Trainer and a Google Certified teacher. Tammy is also an Intel for Education Master teacher. | Prior to becoming a technology integration coach Tammy worked as an elementary classroom teacher, a special education teacher and a math specialist in the Milwaukee Public and South Milwaukee School Districts. It was during her time as a special... Read More →


Tuesday November 18, 2014 9:45am - 10:45am
Sandstone 8/9

9:45am

Google Apps 45
Google Apps puts a powerful suite of tools in your hands. Learn 45 innovative ways to harness the power of Google tools in the classroom and throughout your school.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Garrison

Mark Garrison

Director of Technology & Innovation, White Bear Lake Schools
Husband, Father, Runner, Director of Technology, Presenter, Google Certified Teacher, YouTube Star Teacher, HamDog Mando, Happy


Tuesday November 18, 2014 9:45am - 10:45am
Wilderness 4

9:45am

Google Chrome - More than just a fast browser.
Google Chrome has fast become a “must install” browser and is certainly the best choice for Google Apps. However, there is much more than you can do with Chrome, much of which gets underutilized. We’ll talk about signing in, managing your bookmarks, apps and extensions and more!

Speakers
avatar for David Chan

David Chan

Director of Instructional Technology, Evanston Township High School
David Chan is currently the Director of Instructional Technology at Evanston Township High School (ETHS). In his first year, he led the District's 1:1 Digital Learning Initiative where over 800 Chromebooks were deployed to all incoming Freshmen. In just three years, the District is now completely 1:1 and includes a full scale student tech support center (ChromeZone) and a credit earning class (Information Technology Internship). David taught... Read More →


Tuesday November 18, 2014 9:45am - 10:45am
Tundra A/B

9:45am

Let's Hangout! Collaborating with Google Hangouts!
Attendees will walk away with a firm understanding of how to incorporate Google+ Hangouts into their curriculum. Participants will hear examples of how one district is using Hangouts for literacy activities, school wide announcements, professional development and MUCH more!

Speakers
avatar for Jen Zurawski

Jen Zurawski

Library Media/Instructional Technology Specialist, West De Pere School District
Jen Zurawski is a Library Media/Instructional Technology Specialist for the School District of West De Pere. Jen has a passion for creatively blending the world of literacy and technology. She has presented at local, state, and national conferences on a variety of topics including Google Apps for Education, YouTube in the Classroom, and Google Hangouts. You can find her on Twitter at @tweets2jen or on Instragram at @wwlibrary.


Tuesday November 18, 2014 9:45am - 10:45am
Wilderness 1

9:45am

Reimagining Leadership for 10X Thinking
With many decisions facing schools, one thing should remain at the core: a future minded focus on learning and the learner experience. Growing that future minded environment requires us to reimagine leadership as co-designers of a organization that thinks big, never lands, and empowers. Come explore shifts that create conditions for agility and agency that foster 10x thinking.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Bretag

Ryan Bretag

Chief Innovation Officer, District 225
Ryan Bretag has spent 15 years in education as a secondary English educator and administrator. In his role as Chief Innovation Officer, he focuses on innovation in learning and teaching, whole-child education, and project management for district and building-wide technology initiatives. Ryan is currently completing his doctoral work with an ethnography research on spaces people inhabit for learning and a comparative case study of the design... Read More →


Tuesday November 18, 2014 9:45am - 10:45am
Tundra C/D

9:45am

Formative and Summative Assessment with Google Add-ons
In this session we will explore 2 amazing Google Add-ons that are teachers best friend for efficient assessments - Flubaroo and Super Quiz. We will explore both tools and discuss differences and similarities. We will also discuss how these tools can be used for both formative and summative assessments, and how to deliver feedback to improve learning. This session will be hands on and participants will work through the process of installing and using both add-ons.

Speakers
avatar for James Eichmiller

James Eichmiller

Director of Innovative Technology and Learning, Downers Grove Grade School District 58
James Eichmiller is the Director of Innovative Technology and Learning for Downers Grove Grade School District 58.


Tuesday November 18, 2014 9:45am - 10:45am
Wilderness 2/5

11:00am

Awesome Tables : Become a Data Hero
Come learn how to use the Awesome Tables script with Google Spreadsheets and Sites. This is the easiest tool you will ever use with the most powerful results. Learn how to display, analyze, and share data in a snap and become a hero back at school! Capes are optional for this session but will be mandatory when you are done.

Speakers
avatar for Henry Thiele

Henry Thiele

Superintendent, Community High School District 99
Dr. Henry (Hank) Thiele is the Superintendent for Community High School District 99 in Downers Grove Illinois where he serves 5000 high school students and 700 staff members. Prior to that role he served as Assistant Superintendent for Technology and Learning in the Maine 207 Schools in Park Ridge, IL. Hank started out as a high school science and music teacher and as a building technology coordinator. Hank has been a featured presenter at... Read More →


Tuesday November 18, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Glacier A/B

11:00am

Gmail Efficiency
Learn great tricks to help you handle your email more efficiently. Participants will leave one big (yet silent) step closer to becoming a Gmail ninja!

Speakers
avatar for Mark Garrison

Mark Garrison

Director of Technology & Innovation, White Bear Lake Schools
Husband, Father, Runner, Director of Technology, Presenter, Google Certified Teacher, YouTube Star Teacher, HamDog Mando, Happy


Tuesday November 18, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Wilderness 4

11:00am

Google Apps for the Administrator
The best way to create a common culture around innovative teaching practices is to lead by example. This session focuses on how people who are in administrative roles can leverage Google Apps to create a culture of innovation and collaboration while building upon established administrative norms. Focus areas are on Google Apps for communication and workflow as well as Google Drive organization.

Speakers
avatar for David Freeburg

David Freeburg

Director of Digital Curriculum, Eden Prairie Public Schools
David Freeburg works for the Eden Prairie Public Schools as the Director of Digital Curriculum. In this role he works to create systems where digital curriculum can be leveraged for personalized learning opportunities. He uses his background as a Google Certified Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator to help him in this pursuit, but the most important tool he utilizes are the years spent as a Jr. High social studies teacher.


Tuesday November 18, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Wilderness 2/5

11:00am

iPads & Drive
Come and explore how Google Apps can work on an iPad. We will show workflow and examine how these tools can best be used together to provide a meaningful learning experiences and support workflow solutions highlighting 1:1 iPad environments.

Speakers
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Haebig, Caroline

Digital Learning Coordinator, School District of New Berlin
This is a brief bio.


Tuesday November 18, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Wilderness 1

11:00am

SAMR, ESM, and IPI: Tools to Measure and Propel Engagement Forward
In this session, we will explore a possible pathway for measuring success using an ethnographic and engagement lens. Together, we will review the functionality of various tools for capturing data and using this to drive your movement forward. Leaving this session, you’ll have a framework for advancement in learning and teaching while never losing sight that happiness, joy, and passions trump policies, procedures, and standardization.

Speakers
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Ryan Bretag

Chief Innovation Officer, District 225
Ryan Bretag has spent 15 years in education as a secondary English educator and administrator. In his role as Chief Innovation Officer, he focuses on innovation in learning and teaching, whole-child education, and project management for district and building-wide technology initiatives. Ryan is currently completing his doctoral work with an ethnography research on spaces people inhabit for learning and a comparative case study of the design... Read More →


Tuesday November 18, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Tundra C/D

11:00am

Breaking down the walls of your classroom with Google+: Hangouts as Virtual Field Trips
Are you on Google+? Are you looking for a way to engage your students and connect with experts from other classrooms? Google Hangouts are an amazing way to provide your students with an exciting in class experience of traveling to interact with experts or other classrooms. We will look at various examples of Virtual Field Trips to explore opportunities for students. Participants will also be given the opportunity to join the Google+ Connected Classroom Community in order to participate in various Hangout Opportunities in the upcoming school year.

Speakers
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Caroline Schaab

Instructional Technology Coach, School District 64 - Roosevelt
I am passionate about making a difference. | Wife, Mom of three, and an Instructional Technology Coach in Park Ridge, IL at District 64. | | This is my fourth year working with teachers and students to help integrate technology into the curriculum and support teachers with job embedded professional development. Prior to being an ITC, I taught 5th grade for seven years at Field Elementary School in Park Ridge. I hold a masters... Read More →


Tuesday November 18, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Tundra E/F

11:00am

Creating the Charge: From Consumer to Creator
Digital citizenship is a key component to leading learners in becoming positive contributors to the online world. In this session we will first discuss how to approach digital citizenship in a positive light, prior to unleashing students on becoming creators in an online environment. Second, we will take a look at opportunities and ways to encourage students to become creators of digital content in the classroom using GAFE tools.

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Andrea Kornowski

Science Teacher, Kettle Moraine School District
Andrea Kornowski teaches AP Environmental Science at Kettle Moraine High School. As a Google Education Trainer, she also helps plan and facilitate the technology professional development in the district. In her free time you'll find her out in the field with her APES students, coaching Academic Decathlon, and coaching Varsity Softball at Lake Country Lutheran High School. Her passion includes integrating technology into the science... Read More →


Tuesday November 18, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sandstone 8/9

11:00am

13 Ways Google Apps Helps to Improve the Writing Process - Part 1
In his book On Writing, Stephen King advises budding authors to “write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open.” With all due respect to the master of horror, with all of the online writing tools and collaborative opportunities available for our students, writing with the “door open” has never been more beneficial.

In this workshop, you will practice collaborative writing exercises utilizing Google Apps for Education tools. Discover different project ideas, shared writing exercises and powerful Google Docs Add-ons that you can immediately launch with your students. Unleash the connected and creative writers in your classroom!

This workshop will be hands-on, so please bring a laptop or Chromebook. 
This is Part 1 of a 2 part workshop! 


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Jimmy Juliano

Educational Technologist/English Teacher, Lake Forest Community High School SD 115
I'm a TED-Ed Innovative Teacher, Google Certified Innovator and Google for Education Trainer. By day I'm an Educational Technologist and English Teacher for Lake Forest High School, and by night I'm furiously outlining and writing new stories (I'm really into urban legends and folklore). Talk to me about TEDx, TED-Ed, Google Apps, writing, and movies. Cheers!


Tuesday November 18, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sandstone 3

11:00am

Video Tools You Should Be Using - Part 1
If you have been thinking about how to integrate video into your class or school, this is the session for you. We will discuss and create videos using Google Hangouts, YouTube, and WeVideo (depending on bandwidth of course!!). You will also learn about free Teleprompters that work on Chromebooks!

Once familiar with the tools, you will learn about how we created a video network at Winneconne using YouTube including, daily announcements, weekly shows, student projects, district projects, live broadcasts of elementary book shares, and live broadcasts of some school sports (we even have commentators!).
Most of the tools we have used are free and available to everyone!
Come learn about video creation in a collaborative session that will help jumpstart you and your school with video production!

Speakers
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BENJAMIN J HOMMERDING

St. Norbert College, Instructional Technologist
I am an Educator, Technology Adviser, and Mentor to students, athletes, and other educators. I currently work at St. Norbert College in De Pere Wisconsin as and Educational Technologist. I am a bit of a tech geek, and believe that through effective and efficient use of technology we can become better problems solvers of today's major issues in education. Students deserve authentic and valuable educational experiences each and every day and I... Read More →


Tuesday November 18, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Tundra A/B

12:00pm

LUNCH
Tuesday November 18, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Sandstone Ballroom

1:00pm

Above & Beyond - Templates, Apps, and nerdy Google Drive Tips
This session will focus on all of the "add ons", apps, and other tips and tricks that will elevate your use of Google Drive!

Speakers
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Andy Crozier

Superintendent, Andrew CSD
Andy Crozier is the Superintendent of Andrew Community Schools in Andrew, IA and Easton Valley Community Schools in Preston, IA. Andy has lead professional development for superintendents, principals, technology directors, and teachers in many different areas of educational technology. Andy is a Google Certified Teacher, a Google Education Trainer, Apple Distinguished Educator, and Discovery Star Educator. In 2010, Andy was recognized by ISTE... Read More →


Tuesday November 18, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Wilderness 4

1:00pm

Getting Classy with Google Classroom
Have you ever said to yourself, "I love Google Drive...if only there was an easier way to organize and distribute resources to students"?  Enter Google Classroom!  This session will be an introduction to the features of Classroom as well as a look at many ways it can be used in your teaching situation.  Bring a device to work hands on during this session.

Speakers
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Tammy Lind

Technology Integration Coach, School District of South Milwaukee
Tammy Lind is currently a Technology Integration Coach in Southeastern Wisconsin. She is a Google Education Trainer and a Google Certified teacher. Tammy is also an Intel for Education Master teacher. | Prior to becoming a technology integration coach Tammy worked as an elementary classroom teacher, a special education teacher and a math specialist in the Milwaukee Public and South Milwaukee School Districts. It was during her time as a special... Read More →


Tuesday November 18, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Wilderness 2/5

1:00pm

Google Sites: Beyond websites, supporting inquiry based learning experiences
This session provides educators with the necessary supports to integrate Google Apps, specifically Sites, to develop inquiry based learning experiences. This learning experience will provide participants with the tools and time to explore how they may utilize Google Sites and Google Site templates in order to support student digital portfolios and inquiry based learning experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Haebig, Caroline

Haebig, Caroline

Digital Learning Coordinator, School District of New Berlin
This is a brief bio.


Tuesday November 18, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Wilderness 1

1:00pm

Google+ Communities in the Classroom
In this session, we will explore the possibilities afforded by Google+ as a digital space to engage students in a collaborative and creative blended learning environment. Through real world examples, you will leave this session with an understanding of how to maximize this academic networking space combined with the Google Suite of Tools.

Speakers
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Ryan Bretag

Chief Innovation Officer, District 225
Ryan Bretag has spent 15 years in education as a secondary English educator and administrator. In his role as Chief Innovation Officer, he focuses on innovation in learning and teaching, whole-child education, and project management for district and building-wide technology initiatives. Ryan is currently completing his doctoral work with an ethnography research on spaces people inhabit for learning and a comparative case study of the design... Read More →


Tuesday November 18, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tundra C/D

1:00pm

No need to LMGTFY - Informal Q & A
No need to Let Me Google That For You! There has been a couple great days of Googly learning! If you have any questions come in and get them answered! We will have some presenters and experienced Google Apps users availble to help you hit the ground running when you get back to your district. Stop on in and join the discussion! 

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 →
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Karl Hehr

Technology Director, Ames Community Schools
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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Henry Thiele

Superintendent, Community High School District 99
Dr. Henry (Hank) Thiele is the Superintendent for Community High School District 99 in Downers Grove Illinois where he serves 5000 high school students and 700 staff members. Prior to that role he served as Assistant Superintendent for Technology and Learning in the Maine 207 Schools in Park Ridge, IL. Hank started out as a high school science and music teacher and as a building technology coordinator. Hank has been a featured presenter at... Read More →


Tuesday November 18, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sandstone 8/9

1:00pm

Sheets 501
In this advanced session you will see how awesome sheets can be when you really want to organize and analyze masses of data. Chad will share and show a spreadsheet he created to do item analysis of ITED/ITBS testing scores. Attendees will then have a guided hand at applying some formulas to sample data.

Speakers
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.


Tuesday November 18, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Glacier A/B

1:00pm

Learning Management Systems
Let's say you've got some students who want to access all of your materials for class 24/7. Which you do. How do you get digitally organized and share those materials with your students? Come to this session and explore what Learning Management actually means. We'll discuss, explore, and find a system that will work for you.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Sitter

Dan Sitter

Information Management - Instructional Technology Coordinator, The School District of North Fond du Lac
Dan Sitter is the Information Management - Instructional Technology Coordinator for The School District of North Fond du Lac. He previously taught Social Studies in a full 1:1 Chromebook environment and has learned many strategies for effectively managing and applying technology in the classroom. Dan is a Google Certified Trainer and has trained educational professionals at numerous districts throughout Wisconsin as well as around the country... Read More →


Tuesday November 18, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tundra E/F

1:00pm

13 Ways Google Apps Helps to Improve the Writing Process - Part 2
In his book On Writing, Stephen King advises budding authors to “write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open.” With all due respect to the master of horror, with all of the online writing tools and collaborative opportunities available for our students, writing with the “door open” has never been more beneficial.

In this workshop, you will practice collaborative writing exercises utilizing Google Apps for Education tools. Discover different project ideas, shared writing exercises and powerful Google Docs Add-ons that you can immediately launch with your students. Unleash the connected and creative writers in your classroom!

This workshop will be hands-on, so please bring a laptop or Chromebook. 
This is part 2 of a 2 part workshop.  


Speakers
avatar for Jimmy Juliano

Jimmy Juliano

Educational Technologist/English Teacher, Lake Forest Community High School SD 115
I'm a TED-Ed Innovative Teacher, Google Certified Innovator and Google for Education Trainer. By day I'm an Educational Technologist and English Teacher for Lake Forest High School, and by night I'm furiously outlining and writing new stories (I'm really into urban legends and folklore). Talk to me about TEDx, TED-Ed, Google Apps, writing, and movies. Cheers!


Tuesday November 18, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sandstone 3

1:00pm

Video Tools You Should Be Using - Part 2
If you have been thinking about how to integrate video into your class or school, this is the session for you. We will discuss and create videos using Google Hangouts, YouTube, and WeVideo (depending on bandwidth of course!!). You will also learn about free Teleprompters that work on Chromebooks!

Once familiar with the tools, you will learn about how we created a video network at Winneconne using YouTube including, daily announcements, weekly shows, student projects, district projects, live broadcasts of elementary book shares, and live broadcasts of some school sports (we even have commentators!).
Most of the tools we have used are free and available to everyone!
Come learn about video creation in a collaborative session that will help jumpstart you and your school with video production!

Speakers
avatar for BENJAMIN J HOMMERDING

BENJAMIN J HOMMERDING

St. Norbert College, Instructional Technologist
I am an Educator, Technology Adviser, and Mentor to students, athletes, and other educators. I currently work at St. Norbert College in De Pere Wisconsin as and Educational Technologist. I am a bit of a tech geek, and believe that through effective and efficient use of technology we can become better problems solvers of today's major issues in education. Students deserve authentic and valuable educational experiences each and every day and I... Read More →


Tuesday November 18, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tundra A/B