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 CST

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 CST
Sandstone 3

9:45am CST

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 CST
Glacier A/B

2:15pm CST

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!



Program Chair, WEMTA

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

2:15pm CST

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 CST
Tundra E/F