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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
 

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.
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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

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... Read More →


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