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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
 

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

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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... 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.

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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... Read More →


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

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.

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Program

Program Chair, WEMTA


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

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
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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.
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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... 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
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Michael Jaber

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Sheboygan Area School District
Michael Jaber is the Coordinator of Instructional Technology for the Sheboygan Area School District in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Michael spent the first seventeen years of his career as a secondary social studies teacher for the Fond du Lac School District. After 17 years in the classroom... Read More →
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Kristi Shaw Reitz

Adjunct Professor, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Dr. Kristi Shaw Reitz is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She 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... Read More →
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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... Read More →


Monday November 17, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
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
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James Eichmiller

Assistant Superintendent for Technology and Learning, Downers Grove Grade School District 58
"I am the Assistant Superintendent for Technology and Learning for Downers Grove Grade School District 58. I am a Google Certified Teacher. I started my educational career as a high school math teacher. In recent years I have worked in various educational technology roles. I enjoy... Read More →


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

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!

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Program Chair, WEMTA


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.

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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... Read More →


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

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
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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... Read More →


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

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

HS Computer Applications Teacher, Instructional Coach, Waukegan Public School District #60
An educator for over 20 years, Mary Mlinar-Stephens is currently an instructional coach and computer applications teacher at Waukegan High School. She has taught seventh graders in a 1:1 learning initiative at Robert Abbott Middle School in Waukegan. Mary is a former Director of Educational... Read More →
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Anne Truger

Truger Tech Talk, LLC
Anne Truger is an educational technology consultant with over 20 years of classroom experience. 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 Innovation. Today she is an... Read More →


Monday November 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Tundra C/D
 
Tuesday, November 18
 

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
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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... Read More →


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

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

Assistant Superintendent for Technology and Learning, Downers Grove Grade School District 58
"I am the Assistant Superintendent for Technology and Learning for Downers Grove Grade School District 58. I am a Google Certified Teacher. I started my educational career as a high school math teacher. In recent years I have worked in various educational technology roles. I enjoy... Read More →


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

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... Read More →


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