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The Midwest Summit is a two-day, hands-on conference focusing on integrating Google for Education in K-12 and Higher Ed learning environments. All presentations will be from Google for Education Certified Innovators and Certified Trainers, and local Googley talent!

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Monday, November 14
 

7:30am

8:30am

Welcome & Opening
Our spotlight speakers will present a series of three minute stories interwoven with small group table discussions. This session is designed to get participants sharing ideas for how we can think differently. This should prove to be a great way to meet some of your fellow attendees and warm up your mind for two days of learning.

Monday November 14, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am
Sandstone Ballroom

10:00am

Stranger Sites: Exploring the Unknown that is the New Google Sites
Earlier this summer, a new version of Google Sites was announced and a beta program followed shortly after. By the time this conference comes around, Sites may be live for everyone. Regardless, we’ll take a look at the massive redesign, revel in what’s new and improved, discuss what needs more love, and explore creating a new site from scratch, noting the key differences between the old and the new.

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 14, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Wilderness 4

10:00am

Choose Your Own Google Classroom Adventure
Google Classroom harnesses the organizational power of Google and transforms students' digital learning. Join this choose your own Google Classroom adventure and explore Classroom as a beginner or as an intermediate user. 

Speakers
avatar for Beth Swantz

Beth Swantz

Digital Learning Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Beth is a Digital Learning Consultant for Grant Wood Area Education Agency. She works with teachers and school districts to incorporate technology and promote student learning. Beth was an elementary teacher, a MS/HS Teacher Librarian, a district Technology Coordinator and a Technology Integration Specialist. Connect with Beth on twitter @betswan and check out the amazing team she works with on the GWAEA Digital Learning Team website... Read More →


Monday November 14, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Glacier C/D

10:00am

Formative Assessments (and MORE) with Seesaw
It has never been easier to have e-portfolios in your classroom! Seesaw is a one stop shop for parent communication, digital citizenship lessons, formative assessments, and much more! During this session, you will have a hands on experience with Seesaw to understand the impact that it can have in your school/classroom! ***Please download the app before you come if you are bringing in iPad/Tablet!

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 14, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Sandstone 8/9

10:00am

Mapper's Delight: Google 'My Maps' in the Classroom
Creating custom and collaborative maps is an easy and powerful way to promote geography, history and visual storytelling in your learning space. In this session, you'll sample some of the many features of My Maps and attain instant cartography cred! Laptops or Chromebooks are required recommended for this hands-on session.

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!


Monday November 14, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Wilderness 1

10:00am

Under the Hood of Google Docs - Go Beyond the Basics
Are you a beginner user who wants to know more about Google Docs? Let's lift the hood and take a look at some of the 'beyond the fundamentals' features! You can make a basic document - but can you create columns, tables, address labels, create templates, use templates? Spend this time looking under the hood of Google Docs to go beyond the basics.

Speakers
avatar for Dihanna Fedder

Dihanna Fedder

District Technology Integrationist, Pine City Public Schools
Dihanna is a mother of two sons and one four-legged genius. She taught Spanish for 26 years and holds a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on technology from the University of Minnesota. Dihanna is currently the High School Media Specialist and District Technology Integrationist at Pine City High School, Co-Junior Class Advisor, Senior Class Advisor and Homecoming Advisor. Pine City Public Schools has a 1:1 iPad Initiative for... Read More →


Monday November 14, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Sandstone 3

10:00am

Can You Breakout Edu?
Come experience the hot Breakout EDU trend! You and other participants will take part in a simulation similar to the escape rooms. You will put your problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills to the test. Space is limited for each sessions, so sign up, come experience and then learn more!

Speakers

Monday November 14, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Lake Delton Boardroom

10:00am

Where are they at?!: Visible Thinking Strategies & Formative Assessment
This session will provide an overview of specific visible thinking and formative assessment strategies that educators can take an use to check for understanding. We will show examples and examine how these tools and instructional strategies can best be used together to provide a meaningful learning experiences. Our goal is to have educators leave with a formative assessment activity they can directly implement into their classroom or next faculty meeting and professional learning session.

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Haebig

Caroline Haebig

Digital Learning Coordinator, School District of New Berlin
Caroline D. Haebig currently is the Digital Learning Coordinator for the School District of New Berlin. She collaborates with teachers and administrators to improve how students engage in the learning process. Caroline creates professional learning supports for educators and assists teachers in updating their lessons to help students access higher order thinking by leveraging digital learning practices and tools. Caroline has also rolled out... Read More →


Monday November 14, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Tundra A/B

10:00am

Fired Up For February - A PersonalizedPD Experience
Tired of the same old professional development? So were we! After listening to an excellent session by Anthony VonBank at last year’s TIES conference, the seeds for our PD challenge were sown. For the month of February, we challenged our staff to innovate and integrate technology in their classrooms, based on the SAMR model. This session will discuss how we set it up, how it went, survey results, and what we plan to do in the future.

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 14, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Glacier A/B

10:00am

Supporting the Standards for Mathematical Practice with Google Classroom
An often forgotten part of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, the Standards for Mathematical Practice are just as important as the content standards. They provide a guide for how teachers can work to develop students as strong mathematical thinkers and problem solvers. In this session, we will discuss what the standards mean, and then look at resources and exercises that can be used by teachers to support these standards. Google Classroom will help us organize and distribute resources, provide a mechanism for student collaboration, and allow for effective feedback to students.

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 14, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Tundra C/D

10:00am

What’s New with Google: Amplifying the 4C’s
The four C’s, communication, critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration, are the heart of an engaging, effective 21st century classroom. Experience this hands on session designed to introduce educators to some of Google’s newest tools all designed to bring the four C’s to life in the classroom. Come learn about how Google Classroom enhances communication by streamlining digital workflow and how Google Forms promotes critical thinking through its new quiz feature. See how Google Expeditions will spark creativity as students design and share landscapes and how Google Spaces improves collaboration by syncing all Google tools in one place. Not only will participants explore some of Google’s newest tools and features, they will also discover the direct correlation between Google and the four C’s, and will be prepared to increase student engagement, participation, and motivation.

Speakers
avatar for Corey Holmer

Corey Holmer

Educational Technologist, Lake Forest High School SD 115
Corey Holmer is a Google Certified Innovator and authorized Google for Education Certified Trainer who leverages educational technologies to engage all learners. Corey has been recognized by the ISTE organization as the 2015 Outstanding Young Educator for his work in coaching and integrating technology into the classroom. Most recently Corey became a TED-Ed Innovative Educator, helping students spread their big ideas. Corey supports district... Read More →


Monday November 14, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Wilderness 2/5

10:00am

Select, Deploy, and Manage Chrome Devices
Are you in the process of planning or have you already rolled out Chrome Devices for your school? This session will cover topics such as:

Hardware device selection, which ChromeBook, Box, Base or even Bit is best for you.
How to reuse old Windows and Mac hardware by turning them into Chrome devices.
How do you best manage 1000’s of Chrome devices within the Admin Console.
What’s the best way to allow or block Chrome Apps & Extensions on your domain.

We will also cover many best practices for managing the Chrome browser and Chrome devices in an educational environment.

Speakers
avatar for Lance Lennon

Lance Lennon

District Technology Director, Eagle Grove Community School District
Lance Lennon has been in education for 20 + years, the last 18 have been as a technology director and technology integrationist. He is a Certified Casper Administrator, a DEN Star Educator, and an Authorized Google Education Trainer. His district has been using Google Apps for Education for the past five and a half years. Lance is a Google proponent and all around Google enthusiast.


Monday November 14, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Tundra E/F

11:15am

OK Google, What's New?
Things are getting better all the time! Come learn about some of the recent updates to Google for Education and G Suite you can use with other educators and students! We will explore Google Cast for Education, Quizzes, Expeditions, and updates to Sites, Slides, Docs and Classroom to get started. Bring your questions and we'll try to get some answers.

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 14, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Sandstone 8/9

11:15am

Google Dashboard for beginners
Are you tasked with managing the Google Apps Dashboard? Are you lost? Do you need a guide to help answer some questions about where things are in the dashboard? This session is for you. Come and see the basics for the Google Dashboard and ask your questions in a safe and welcoming environment.

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 14, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Tundra C/D

11:15am

Travel the World without leaving your Classroom with Google Expeditions
Got cardboard? Then you’re ready to travel the world. In this session, we’ll review the basics of Google Cardboard and Google Expeditions. Next, we’ll discuss classroom setups and how to begin using Expeditions for nearly any subject or grade level. There will be plenty of time to explore and brainstorm ideas for how to set up your own field trip experience. BYOC (bring your own cardboard) encouraged, but we’ll have some demo units as well.

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 →
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.


Monday November 14, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Wilderness 4

11:15am

Gearing Up Google Slides
Learn how to create interactive presentations that you can share with your students. Discover how to empower students in the creation of their own collaborative slideshows. Then, learn the basic artistic elements of a good TED Talks worthy presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Becky McDowell

Becky McDowell

K-5 STEM Teacher, Barrington 220 School District
I am a passionate STEM educator that finds joy in preparing kids for our ever-changing world through development of problem solving skills. Currently I teach K-5 STEM and regularly use 1:1 iPads to program LEGO robotics to complete engineering challenges with students. I have a BA in Elementary Education, a MS in Natural Science Education, and will complete a STEM certificate this Fall from Tufts University. I have been an instructional coach for... Read More →
avatar for Eden Mosoff

Eden Mosoff

Barrington CUSD220
I am the library/technology assistant at Barbara B Rose Elementary School in South Barrington, IL. I have been teaching for over 15 years; everything from drama/speech to creative writing and now technology in a 1:1 iPad environment. I am also an avid Google-learner/educator and love to try out new apps and learn new tricks to share with my teachers and students. I have a bachelors degree in Theatre and Master's in Secondary Education from... Read More →



Monday November 14, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Glacier C/D

11:15am

Get Going with Google Photos
Leverage visual learning and mobile engagement with Google Photos! This session uses Google Photos as a way to learn collaboratively and make learning visible. Participants should come with a mobile device with the Google Photos app (free) pre-downloaded on their phone.

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 14, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Wilderness 1

11:15am

Reinforcing Research Skills with Google Apps
“I will Google that” has become a staple phrase among educators and students. However, “just Googling” is not always the most effective solution for student research. During this session we will compare a traditional research process to a redefined research method using Google Apps for Education and other universally accessible educational technologies. Customized according to learning environment, participants will be grouped by content and grade level to create an interactive research guide for their own classroom. We will explore research basics by organizing resources on a Google Doc and use targeted Google Search phrases while expanding into more advanced Google Search Tools and YouTube’s video transcripts. Following the completion of this activity you will have a badge and honor and be able to say, “I will (effectively) Google that!”

Speakers
avatar for Corey Holmer

Corey Holmer

Educational Technologist, Lake Forest High School SD 115
Corey Holmer is a Google Certified Innovator and authorized Google for Education Certified Trainer who leverages educational technologies to engage all learners. Corey has been recognized by the ISTE organization as the 2015 Outstanding Young Educator for his work in coaching and integrating technology into the classroom. Most recently Corey became a TED-Ed Innovative Educator, helping students spread their big ideas. Corey supports district... Read More →


Monday November 14, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Wilderness 2/5

11:15am

Can You Breakout Edu?
Come experience the hot Breakout EDU trend! You and other participants will take part in a simulation similar to the escape rooms. You will put your problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills to the test. Space is limited for each sessions, so sign up, come experience and then learn more!

Speakers

Monday November 14, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Lake Delton Boardroom

11:15am

Assessing Professional Learning Practices
An important piece of professional learning is evaluating the content, context, process and implementation of the learning. If you are in a coaching role, school or teacher leadership role, and would like to develop ways to support the evaluation and implementation of professional learning, this session is for you! We will review a variety of tools and practices for assessing professional learning while using Google Forms and other apps. We will provide participants with time to ideate and prototype an example of a tool for assessing professional learning.

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Haebig

Caroline Haebig

Digital Learning Coordinator, School District of New Berlin
Caroline D. Haebig currently is the Digital Learning Coordinator for the School District of New Berlin. She collaborates with teachers and administrators to improve how students engage in the learning process. Caroline creates professional learning supports for educators and assists teachers in updating their lessons to help students access higher order thinking by leveraging digital learning practices and tools. Caroline has also rolled out... Read More →


Monday November 14, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Tundra A/B

11:15am

Introduction to Awesome Tables
In this Awesome session you will learn how awesome Awesome Tables can be. We will have a peak at the different types of Awesome Tables and how you can use them to better visualize your 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.


Monday November 14, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Glacier A/B

11:15am

4-3-2-1: Countdown of the Best Grading Tools for Google Docs
Looking for a more streamlined and effective way to grade? Who isn't? In this session, I'll share my results of putting Google Docs grading tools---Joe Zoo Express, Kaizana, Orange Slice, and Permanent Clipboard---to the test. From rubric creation to automating teacher comments to linking curated lessons for personalized learning, come learn which of these tools is best for your specific classroom needs.

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. 2010 Wisconsin High School Teacher of the Year. Technophile. Bibliophile. Generally Curious Human Being.


Monday November 14, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Sandstone 3

11:15am

Quality Time With Google Forms
Are you already familiar with using Google Forms to collect information but are looking to take your use to the next level? In this hands on workshop, we’ll cover various Forms tips, tricks, and Add-Ons (including Flubaroo and formRanger) as well as some data validation techniques that can make Google Forms one of the most important weapons in your teaching arsenal.

Speakers
avatar for Lance Lennon

Lance Lennon

District Technology Director, Eagle Grove Community School District
Lance Lennon has been in education for 20 + years, the last 18 have been as a technology director and technology integrationist. He is a Certified Casper Administrator, a DEN Star Educator, and an Authorized Google Education Trainer. His district has been using Google Apps for Education for the past five and a half years. Lance is a Google proponent and all around Google enthusiast.


Monday November 14, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Tundra E/F

12:15pm

Lunch
Monday November 14, 2016 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Sandstone Ballroom

1:15pm

Monthly Challenges and Badges to Engage Teacher Learners
Find out how we use Google Apps to gamify our professional learning at our high school. You can easily start challenges and use badges to acknowledge the learning that is taking place in your building.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Donovan

Patrick Donovan

Technology Integrationist, Ames High School


Monday November 14, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Wilderness 4

1:15pm

GoGuardian
GoGuardian has helped thousands of educators across the country harness the power of the internet for learning, without harmful content or distractions getting in the way.

If you're new to GoGuardian, join us to learn about our various solutions including classroom management and monitoring, filtering, and theft recovery.

Currently using GoGuardian? Come learn about our newest features and upcoming releases.

Speakers

Monday November 14, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Glacier C/D

1:15pm

Embedding Add-Ons and Web Apps into Your Learning Environment
Utilizing Add-Ons and Web Apps can create meaningful learning experiences that engage your students and promote the 4Cs. This session will focus on effective strategies for embedding Google Add-Ons and Web Apps into your learning environment to enhance GAFE. Some specific Add-Ons and Web Apps we will explore include Lucidchart, Movenote, Screencastify, Google Draw, and MindMeister. Using these tools allows students to create and publish authentic artifacts that demonstrate mastery of classroom content and learning goals. You’ll come away with hands-on experiences, sample lessons, and best practice-based classroom application.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Schlie-Reed

Jennifer Schlie-Reed

Digital Learning Coach, School District of New Berlin
Jennifer Schlie-Reed is an ISTE Emerging Leader (2014), a Google Certified Innovator, a Google for Education Trainer and a PBS Digital Innovator (2015). She is a Digital Learning Coach in the School District of New Berlin and works with educators in grades K-12. She has also taught as an elementary library media teacher and a high school social studies teacher. Jennifer is an active member of the ISTE Young Educator Network (YEN) and... Read More →


Monday November 14, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Tundra A/B

1:15pm

Creating Karaoke Kids: Promoting Innovative Projects with GAFE & Digital Citizenship
Our students have entered a tipping point in internet culture - the era of negative commentary, cyber-bullying, and uncensored social media posts. So how do we cultivate "Karaoke Kids" - students who care about sharing their knowledge and giving judgement-free support to others who create?

In this session, we will talk about how to pursue innovative projects that encourage students to create projects that aim to teach others around the world, and how to breed a culture of supportive internet commentary through their peers' work. Topics will range from innovative video projects to creative visual arts, emphasizing Google Apps for Education and other tools that allow for commentary and sharing.

In addition, we will talk about how a "Karaoke Kid" culture inherently teaches Digital Citizenship without painful lectures and campy videos. Get ready to sing like no one's listening!

Speakers
avatar for Jon Spike

Jon Spike

Technology Integrator, Green Bay Area Public Schools
What people have been saying about Jon Spike: | "Tolerable." | "Too many puns." | "Probably shouldn't have posted what people have been saying about him."


Monday November 14, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Tundra E/F

1:15pm

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 14, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Wilderness 1

1:15pm

Kick It Up A Notch! Using Google Arts and Culture to Foster Student Curiosity and Creativity
Looking for ways to get kids excited about learning and to personalize their experiences? Look no further than the new and improved Google Arts and Culture! Formerly the Google Cultural Institute, Arts and Culture has been completely redesigned and is a user-friendly, immersive way to bring the world to our students. Using creation features already built into the Institute, students can create and share content while visiting places around the globe. Visit an art museum in Paris, take a journey through India, listen to a Holocaust survivor tell his story, or swim along the Great Barrier Reef all through the dynamic displays and resources in the Cultural Institute. After this hands on session you will have all that you need to get started 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 14, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Sandstone 8/9

1:15pm

Can You Breakout Edu?
Come experience the hot Breakout EDU trend! You and other participants will take part in a simulation similar to the escape rooms. You will put your problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills to the test. Space is limited for each sessions, so sign up, come experience and then learn more!

Speakers

Monday November 14, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Lake Delton Boardroom

1:15pm

The Motherload of Mapping (and Virtual Reality) Resources for Education
There are so many more applications for mapping in the classroom beyond just geography and history. What about language arts, math, science, business, art, foreign languages? In this session, I'll be sharing the motherload of mapping resources for education and beyond. We'll discuss Google Maps, Google Earth, and many great tools outside the Googlesphere. And now with so many VR additions with Google Cardboard and Google Expeditions, there are even more opportunities to integrate mapping and geography into any curriculum. Specific curriculum examples, activities and MOOC's will be shared that you can take back to your class the very next day.

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 →


Monday November 14, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Sandstone 3

1:15pm

Advanced Awesome Tables
In this session we will look at some of the more advanced features and uses of Awesome Tables. In particular, we will create an Awesome Table that works in conjunction with pre-filled Google Forms to gather user input.

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.


Monday November 14, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Glacier A/B

1:15pm

GAM On 4.0!
Covering the beginning to the updates, hear how one domain admin uses GAM to manage his GAFE domain. This session will cover all the newest updates to GAM AND how to run GAM in the CLOUD!!!

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 14, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Tundra C/D

1:15pm

Google Hacks to Save You Time!
During this session, we will bounce around to different Google Apps like Gmail, Calendar, Chrome, Docs, Drive and others to show specific tips, strategies and uses to give you time back. Come pick up a lot of learning nuggets in a short amount of time! (Note: this session is aimed at uses of Google Apps on a Chromebook or Laptop)

Speakers
avatar for Chad Kafka

Chad Kafka

Technology Integration Specialist, Franklin Public Schools
Chad Kafka works as a district Technology Integration Specialist for Franklin Public Schools in Wisconsin where he collaborates with teachers to enhance students' learning. Chad enjoys presenting and networking with educators at the state and national level. Chad has presented for ISTE, WEMTA, SLATE, CUE, MWGS, and has co-chaired the first four years of edCampMKE. He is honored to be a part of the Google Certified Teacher/Trainer and Apple... Read More →


Monday November 14, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Wilderness 2/5

2:30pm

G Suite for Administrators
Google Suite can be valuable for school and district administrators from the principal to superintendent. Are you a school administrator looking for ways to set the example for working with Google tools? This session will help you improve your workflows and your skills so that you can be the one leading the way with technology. 

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 14, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Glacier C/D

2:30pm

Build digital literacy skills with the Amazing Google Scavenger Hunt
Interested in unlocking student curiosity and enhancing Google searching skills? With the Amazing Google Scavenger Hunt, students are given fun and engaging search challenges that focus on building research skills, metacognition and critical thinking. With a little practice and motivating objectives, learners will become more adept at searching the web and stronger evaluators of digital media. This session is hands-on and interactive. Please come ready to create, share and discuss!

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!


Monday November 14, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Wilderness 1

2:30pm

Using Google to Support Reading and Writing
Now students have access to devices how can we use those devices to support reading and writing? Come learn some ways we can harness the power of Chrome and G Suite to support literacy instruction. Walk away with some handy tips to empower your students. 

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 14, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Wilderness 4

2:30pm

Google Classroom for the Advanced User
This session seeks to explore advanced ideas to apply to google classroom. Topics covered will be sharing quick tips and tricks, packaging lessons or units, assigning group work, and brainstorming grading opportunities using Google Classroom.

Access our Slide Deck: http://tinyurl.com/16MGSAGC


Speakers
avatar for Jena Abrahamsen

Jena Abrahamsen

English Teacher/Tech Coach, Community HSD #99
For the past 18 years, Jena has been a co-teacher of freshman English, as well as teaching media studies and journalism. A few years ago, Jena began teaching a film studies program, and loves to chat about films, film production, and script writing. My passion for educational technology comes from an interest in delivering engaging content to students using the most productive platform.
avatar for Dawn Sprengel

Dawn Sprengel

Special Services Teacher/Tech Coach, Community High School District 99
Dawn Sprengel a special services teacher at Downers Grove North High School. She has experience teaching in both the general education classroom as a co-teacher, as well as the self-contained settings. In 2014-2015, she piloted Chromebooks in her self-contained world history class, before the district went 1:1 for all students in 2015-2016. This is her 15th year of teaching. She has a B.A. in secondary education from Concordia University, a... Read More →


Monday November 14, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Glacier A/B

2:30pm

Holy Sheets, Batman!
Time to dig in and fight the crime of not using Google Sheets! This session will give you a place to start with using Google Sheets for automating some tasks and workflows. Never taken down a formula in your life? We’ll start with some sidekick training to get you up to speed with how formulas work and then dip into the rogues gallery of formulas you can utilize to help you with workflows. Come ready for more puns too! Hands-on session where you will create formulas as we go. (Note: this session is aimed at uses of Google Apps on a Chromebook or Laptop)

Speakers
avatar for Chad Kafka

Chad Kafka

Technology Integration Specialist, Franklin Public Schools
Chad Kafka works as a district Technology Integration Specialist for Franklin Public Schools in Wisconsin where he collaborates with teachers to enhance students' learning. Chad enjoys presenting and networking with educators at the state and national level. Chad has presented for ISTE, WEMTA, SLATE, CUE, MWGS, and has co-chaired the first four years of edCampMKE. He is honored to be a part of the Google Certified Teacher/Trainer and Apple... Read More →


Monday November 14, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Wilderness 2/5

2:30pm

Math Tools for Google Chrome
GeoGebra and Desmos are free tools that can be used for mathematical exploration and learning on nearly any device. GeoGebra (geogebra.org) is dynamic geometry software, similar to Geometer’s Sketchpad. Desmos (desmos.com) is a beautiful, browser based graphing calculator that makes traditional graphing calculators look like a slide rule. In this hands on session you will be learn how to get started with each of these apps, along with some examples how how they can be incorporated into your mathematics curriculum.

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 14, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tundra C/D

2:30pm

Kick It Up A Notch! Using Google Arts and Culture to Foster Student Curiosity and Creativity
Looking for ways to get kids excited about learning and to personalize their experiences? Look no further than the new and improved Google Arts and Culture! Formerly the Google Cultural Institute, Arts and Culture has been completely redesigned and is a user-friendly, immersive way to bring the world to our students. Using creation features already built into the Institute, students can create and share content while visiting places around the globe. Visit an art museum in Paris, take a journey through India, listen to a Holocaust survivor tell his story, or swim along the Great Barrier Reef all through the dynamic displays and resources in the Cultural Institute. After this hands on session you will have all that you need to get started 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 14, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Sandstone 8/9

2:30pm

Can You Breakout Edu?
Come experience the hot Breakout EDU trend! You and other participants will take part in a simulation similar to the escape rooms. You will put your problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills to the test. Space is limited for each sessions, so sign up, come experience and then learn more!

Speakers

Monday November 14, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Lake Delton Boardroom

2:30pm

Becoming a Google Jedi Master
Have you been wondering what Google can do for you and your students to help make you more efficient and effective as an instructor and help your students become better organized?
In this session you will learn how to quickly use some of Google core tools and some less talked about tools to become a Google Jedi Master. You will learn how all of the tools together can help you and your students in both your personal and professional lives to make is seem like you are using the Force to get things done.

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 →


Monday November 14, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Sandstone 3

2:30pm

Using GAFE to Support Student-Centered Coaching
Student-Centered Coaching is a type of school-based coaching that focuses on the learning needs of the students and is a type of coaching that impacts teacher practice and student learning. Utilizing a student-centered approach, the work of the coach and teacher focuses on specific goals for student learning, which allows the coach to measure the impact of strategies used and leads to increased student achievement. In this session we will explore what student-centered coaching looks like at both the elementary and secondary levels from the perspective of a Digital Learning Coach. This session will also explore strategies for integrating Google Apps for Education, Google Web Apps and Add-Ons, and iPad apps to support the student-centered coaching work.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Schlie-Reed

Jennifer Schlie-Reed

Digital Learning Coach, School District of New Berlin
Jennifer Schlie-Reed is an ISTE Emerging Leader (2014), a Google Certified Innovator, a Google for Education Trainer and a PBS Digital Innovator (2015). She is a Digital Learning Coach in the School District of New Berlin and works with educators in grades K-12. She has also taught as an elementary library media teacher and a high school social studies teacher. Jennifer is an active member of the ISTE Young Educator Network (YEN) and... Read More →


Monday November 14, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tundra A/B

2:30pm

Student Voice. Encourage It, Hear It, and Enhance It With Google Tools
Student choice and student voice are key components of student engagement. When students have a say in the modalities and content of their own learning they are more likely to be fully engaged. Join me to learn how to better leverage student voice and choice with Google Apps while still meeting standards and delivering a rigorous curriculum. Arrive with a growth mindset and leave energized, determined, and with a bevy of resources.

Speakers
avatar for Cory Klinge

Cory Klinge

Instructional Excellence Coordinator, Eden Prairie Schools
Cory Klinge has 15 years of education and technology experience. He is an Instructional Excellence Coordinator for Eden Prairie Schools in Eden Prairie, MN. Cory earned his Masters of Arts in Education at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. He is an adjunct instructor at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls and University of Wisconsin - Stout. A former American & World History teacher, Cory is now a Google Certified Trainer, a Google... Read More →


Monday November 14, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tundra E/F

3:30pm

LIVE- GAFE Admin Podcast
Attend a live episode of the GAFE Admin Podcast! The GAFE Admins will take questions share their insights.

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.
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.
avatar for Lance Lennon

Lance Lennon

District Technology Director, Eagle Grove Community School District
Lance Lennon has been in education for 20 + years, the last 18 have been as a technology director and technology integrationist. He is a Certified Casper Administrator, a DEN Star Educator, and an Authorized Google Education Trainer. His district has been using Google Apps for Education for the past five and a half years. Lance is a Google proponent and all around Google enthusiast.


Monday November 14, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Wilderness 4

3:30pm

Team Collaboration/ Q&A Time
Need time to reflect and plan? Here's your opportunity to work with your colleagues and plan while getting some of your questions answered.

Speakers

Monday November 14, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Sandstone Ballroom

6:30pm

TRA Sponsored Summer Social
Come enjoy some beverages and appetizers with other summit attendees and talk about what you are doing and learning! This is a great opportunity to do a little networking and mingle with some amazing educators! Thank you to TRA for sponsoring this fun event again! The event will take place on the Wilderness property at Monk's at the Wilderness, 45 Hillman Rd, Lake Delton, WI 53940Monk's at the Wilderness

Speakers
avatar for Chris Elkendier

Chris Elkendier

Director of Education Sector, Technology Resource Advisors
TRA has helped many districts go 1:1 with technology. We can help with device selection and procurement, accessories, and most importantly accidental warranty. Chrome Care is used by some of the largest school districts in Wisconsin and Illinois.


Monday November 14, 2016 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Monks at the Wilderness 45 Hillman Rd, Lake Delton, WI 53940
 
Tuesday, November 15
 

7:30am

Continental Breakfast
Tuesday November 15, 2016 7:30am - 8:30am
Sandstone Ballroom

8:30am

Google Creative Apps, New Chromebooks for 2016, GoGuardian Software and pi-top STEM/STEAM Devices
Spice up the classroom with Google Creative Apps. Protect your investment with GoGuardian Sofware. Check out the new Chromebooks and Charging carts for 2016-2017. Inspect the award-winning pi-top STEM/STEAM device.

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Tuesday November 15, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Glacier C/D

8:30am

Video Tools You Should Be Using
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. You will also learn about free Teleprompters that work on Chromebooks! We will also show you some new emerging tech like 360 Cameras and drones.

Once familiar with the tools, you will learn about how we created a video network at Winneconne and North Fond du Lac 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 →
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 15, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Wilderness 1

8:30am

Team Technology Coaching Session- Hands On
Come as a team or an individual and bring a project you are working on and something you want to learn more about. As a group - along with some experts - we will help you try to solve some technology hurdle, get a project started or take a technology initiative to the next level! 

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 15, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Glacier A/B

8:30am

Building Empathy through Digital Storytelling
Dig into the power of digital storytelling through photos, videos, augmented and virtual reality. Create opportunities for students to construct and express their stories. Build an empathetic community of learners by creating, sharing, and reflecting on a variety of perspectives. Have an opportunity to see, share and reflect on the power of empathy and how it plays a role in classrooms and schools. Come experience different examples of embracing empathy through digital storytelling as well as dig into resources that can be used to create similar experiences. Leave with ideas for implementation and tools for creation to give empathetic voice to the students in your classroom and school.

Speakers
avatar for Angie Potts

Angie Potts

Instructional and Innovation Coach, Saint Peter Public Schools


Tuesday November 15, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Wilderness 2/5

8:30am

Digital Classroom: Tools, Tips and Strategies
Bringing technology learning tools into the classroom can be daunting, scary, wait, wait - Hold the Phone ... EXCITING, USEFUL, ENGAGING! Change your mindset - better yet, your students! Dean and Meghan have been using and trying tools with students to find things that will work in the classroom. There are add-ons, extensions, and the basic Google Suite that we use for “real time learning” through forms, flubaroo, and Google Classroom just to name a few. With Dean’s “old school ways” and Meghan’s “millennial tech ways,” we have found the sweet spot or as some people call it effective practice. Come “Share the Learning” with us!

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 →
avatar for Meghan Haselbauer

Meghan Haselbauer

Digital Learning Specialist, Elementary, Edina Public Schools
Come talk to me about how much technology has changed and helped your teaching practice to make things amazing for your students. | | Also come see me about growing hops. We have lots of them.


Tuesday November 15, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Wilderness 4

8:30am

Enhancing Student-Centered Learning with Inquiry
This session will focus on student-centered learning that is driven by inquiry-based learning. Inquiry-based learning is an active learning approach that focuses on questioning, critical thinking, and problem solving. Utilizing inquiry-based learning within your classroom will promote student-centered learning and building student understanding and ownership of their learning. This session will focus on ways to integrate GAFE, Google Web Apps/Add-Ons, and iPad creation apps to support inquiry. We will look at the importance of “checking for understanding” and how formative assessment can be used to improve student achievement. During the session, we will also discuss the design principles for inquiry-based learning activities/projects and strategies for students to reflect and provide peer feedback. You’ll come away with hands-on experiences, sample lessons/activities, and best practices/classroom applications.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Schlie-Reed

Jennifer Schlie-Reed

Digital Learning Coach, School District of New Berlin
Jennifer Schlie-Reed is an ISTE Emerging Leader (2014), a Google Certified Innovator, a Google for Education Trainer and a PBS Digital Innovator (2015). She is a Digital Learning Coach in the School District of New Berlin and works with educators in grades K-12. She has also taught as an elementary library media teacher and a high school social studies teacher. Jennifer is an active member of the ISTE Young Educator Network (YEN) and... Read More →


Tuesday November 15, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Tundra A/B

8:30am

Google for All! Using Google Tools to Differentiate for ALL kids
Google Apps for Ed has changed the way our kids collaborate and create content while learning and there are so many built in features that can assist our kids that struggle and that help us truly personalize for all kids! 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. Google Docs Add Ons, Chrome Apps and Extensions and some of the new Forms features will be shared to help our diverse learners succeed both in and outside of our classrooms.

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 15, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Sandstone 8/9

8:30am

Google Formopolis
Google Formopolis is an ever growing metropolis of Google Forms. Autograding assessments, flipping lessons, student surveys and more make Google Forms the tool to take your Google Ninja skills to the next level. We will start basic with Google Forms and move to more advanced uses of leveraging Google Forms in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Fenstermaker

Andrew Fenstermaker

5th Grade Teacher/Innovation Coach, Iowa City Schools
Andrew is a 5th grade teacher at Penn Elementary in North Liberty Technology plays a huge role in the way that my classroom continues to evolve in the 21st Century. | "I am always looking for new and innovative ways to not only enrich the curriculum, but further my effectiveness as a teacher to digital natives."


Tuesday November 15, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Sandstone 3

8:30am

Can You Breakout Edu?
Come experience the hot Breakout EDU trend! You and other participants will take part in a simulation similar to the escape rooms. You will put your problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills to the test. Space is limited for each sessions, so sign up, come experience and then learn more!

Speakers

Tuesday November 15, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Lake Delton Boardroom

8:30am

Using Data to drive your decision making
As technology directors we are often asked how we "justify" purchases. Or can we show how these tools are "helping" kids. In this session I will walk through tools and strategies we use to bring data before teachers, admins, committees and school boards. We will talk through forms, Clarity Surveys and data conversation starters.

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.


Tuesday November 15, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Tundra C/D

8:30am

Google Drive 201
Description: Know the basics of Google Drive already but want to kick it up a notch. Drive 201 is the session for you. We will go beyond the basics, but not so far that the average user gets lost. Learn a few extra tips and tricks to make you more efficient and help students out along the way

Speakers
avatar for Lance Lennon

Lance Lennon

District Technology Director, Eagle Grove Community School District
Lance Lennon has been in education for 20 + years, the last 18 have been as a technology director and technology integrationist. He is a Certified Casper Administrator, a DEN Star Educator, and an Authorized Google Education Trainer. His district has been using Google Apps for Education for the past five and a half years. Lance is a Google proponent and all around Google enthusiast.


Tuesday November 15, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Tundra E/F

9:45am

Awesome Workflows
Using Google Apps and Awesome Tables to create super cool workflows can be very useful to you and a your district. Come to this session to find out just how cool you can become when making workflows that work.

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 15, 2016 9:45am - 11:45am
Tundra E/F

9:45am

All Things YouTube - Discover, Curate, and Create
We'll start with the basics of YouTube, followed by some advanced tips/tricks, focusing on creating, sharing, and curating YouTube channels and playlists. Topics will include everything from how to create, upload, share, annotate, and edit videos. We'll also review screencasting, some basic free and paid tools that are available, and how to best utilize videos in the classroom. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask targeted questions as well as practice everything that is discussed and shared.

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 15, 2016 9:45am - 11:45am
Wilderness 4

9:45am

Create, Edit and Publish with WeVideo
WeVideo is the go-to video creation tool for the Chromebook. In this hands-on workshop, you will shoot and edit video, create custom soundtracks, record narrations, and publish your movies online. Come ready to direct and participate in the "Midwest Summit Digital Short" challenge. Chromebook/laptop and phone are required.

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 15, 2016 9:45am - 11:45am
Sandstone 3

9:45am

Google in the School Office
Google isn't just for the classroom!  Participants in this two-hour workshop will learn how to easily collect information with a Google Form.  Participants will learn how to manipulate data in a Google Sheet; install and use add-ons and integrate data with Google Docs.  Participants will learn how to pull it all together with an Awesome Table.  Bring a computer and ideas for projects that can be used back in the office. Please sign in with G-Suite for Education account.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Sypersma

Jeff Sypersma

Technology Support Supervisor, Northwest AEA
Jeff is the Technology Support Supervisor for Northwest AEA and a Google for Education Trainer. Jeff provides technology support to districts by providing technology audits, deployments, and professional development and training to teachers and central office staff. Jeff is the Executive Director for Iowa Technology and Education Connection (ITEC) ITEC promotes the use of technology in education by demonstrating to its members, other educators... Read More →


Tuesday November 15, 2016 9:45am - 11:45am
Glacier C/D

9:45am

Google Photos Safari!
Crikey! You’ve heard about Google Photos but haven’t really checked it out, right? Well, now’s your chance. During this session, we’ll cover installing and setting up Google Photos on your mobile device (iOS or Android) and send you out into the wilds of the Wilderness Hotel & Resort with some photo assignments so you can learn to use the features like making animations, slideshows, collages, albums and more! (Note: This will be a hands on session where you will be using your mobile device (tablet or phone) to take photos but you should also bring a laptop or Chromebook so you can access your Google Photos online as well.)

Speakers
avatar for Chad Kafka

Chad Kafka

Technology Integration Specialist, Franklin Public Schools
Chad Kafka works as a district Technology Integration Specialist for Franklin Public Schools in Wisconsin where he collaborates with teachers to enhance students' learning. Chad enjoys presenting and networking with educators at the state and national level. Chad has presented for ISTE, WEMTA, SLATE, CUE, MWGS, and has co-chaired the first four years of edCampMKE. He is honored to be a part of the Google Certified Teacher/Trainer and Apple... Read More →


Tuesday November 15, 2016 9:45am - 11:45am
Sandstone 8/9

9:45am

Learn to Code With Google Apps Script
Google Apps Script is a simple to use tool that can enhance Google Apps in a countless number of ways. It is based on javascript and cloud based, making it is very simple for beginners to learn. This is lowers the barrier to learning programming, allowing beginners to get started quickly.

After this session, participants will understand what Google Apps Script is, and what it is capable of. You will know how to find and interpret documentation, and where to access tutorials and other learning materials. You will write 5-6 short scripts, that demonstrate how this simple tool can extend Google Apps.

This session will be very hands on, with your fingers on the keyboard, learning through exploration.

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 15, 2016 9:45am - 11:45am
Tundra C/D

9:45am

Share Your Story: Podcasting with Chromebooks
Storytelling allows your students to express thoughts, ideas, and emotions in a multitude of forms. By using their voice in the form of Podcasting, students are given a creative outlet that allows interaction between peers and community through the broadcast of published work. The Podcasting process allows students develop creativity, work as a team, and communicate a story as they create rich, multimedia-driven and authentic projects. During this session we will break down the steps necessary in bringing Podcasting to your classroom, and will learn how to use the web-based tool, SoundTrap. You will walk away with tips and tricks on the Podcasting process as well as ways to implement this project type into your own learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Corey Holmer

Corey Holmer

Educational Technologist, Lake Forest High School SD 115
Corey Holmer is a Google Certified Innovator and authorized Google for Education Certified Trainer who leverages educational technologies to engage all learners. Corey has been recognized by the ISTE organization as the 2015 Outstanding Young Educator for his work in coaching and integrating technology into the classroom. Most recently Corey became a TED-Ed Innovative Educator, helping students spread their big ideas. Corey supports district... Read More →


Tuesday November 15, 2016 9:45am - 11:45am
Glacier A/B

9:45am

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 15, 2016 9:45am - 11:45am
Wilderness 1

9:45am

I Do! The Marriage of Literacy and Digital Learning
Literacy and digital learning go hand in hand! During this session, participants will hear about ways to merge the two worlds together. The presenter will give several lesson ideas for writing, reading, and speaking/listening, and then the group will work in grade level bands to brainstorm additional ideas for integration.

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 15, 2016 9:45am - 11:45am
Wilderness 2/5

9:45am

Building & Supporting Collaborative Dialogue Practices with Google apps for Education
Collaborative dialogues provide learners with an experience where they explore and collaborate around meaningful problems. Like Socratic circles, digital tools can be used to allow students to ask deep questions and allow students to have authority and control over the direction of inquiry. This session will demonstrate how Google Apps can be utilized to allow students to extend these active learning behaviors beyond the constraints of time and place. Further during this session we will also provide resources can help educators in the planning, implementation and evaluation of collaborative dialog learning experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Haebig

Caroline Haebig

Digital Learning Coordinator, School District of New Berlin
Caroline D. Haebig currently is the Digital Learning Coordinator for the School District of New Berlin. She collaborates with teachers and administrators to improve how students engage in the learning process. Caroline creates professional learning supports for educators and assists teachers in updating their lessons to help students access higher order thinking by leveraging digital learning practices and tools. Caroline has also rolled out... Read More →


Tuesday November 15, 2016 9:45am - 11:45am
Tundra A/B

11:45am

Lunch
Tuesday November 15, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Sandstone Ballroom

12:45pm

Let's Explore Virtual Reality and Expeditions
Virtual reality has opened up a world of possibilities for our staff and students! Come to this session to get some practical ideas about how to incorporate 360 videos and virtual reality into your school. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience Google Expeditions during the session. Please bring Google cardboard or a Viewmaster if you have one! 

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 15, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Wilderness 2/5

12:45pm

Animoto to Zaption: Techniques to Leverage Learning
Explore an A to Z collection of Add Ons, Websites, and Extensions that will increase student engagement, improve teacher productivity and leverage learning. There’s something for everyone and every device! Be sure to stop in to see the updated version … all new techniques recently added!

Speakers
avatar for Dihanna Fedder

Dihanna Fedder

District Technology Integrationist, Pine City Public Schools
Dihanna is a mother of two sons and one four-legged genius. She taught Spanish for 26 years and holds a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on technology from the University of Minnesota. Dihanna is currently the High School Media Specialist and District Technology Integrationist at Pine City High School, Co-Junior Class Advisor, Senior Class Advisor and Homecoming Advisor. Pine City Public Schools has a 1:1 iPad Initiative for... Read More →


Tuesday November 15, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Sandstone 3

12:45pm

Chromebook Deployment: The Launch to Learning without Limits
Join the Oshkosh Area School District to learn how we went from zero to nearly 7000 Chromebooks. H ear about the logistics of how we deployed Chromebooks to staff and students and how we have created a sustainable model with an emphasis on changing learning in the classroom.  OASD Leadership Team members will walk participants through the process of deploying the new devices and highlight the importance of engaging numerous departments to support technology-rich curriculum and more. The Leadership Team will also discuss the features that made Chromebooks the right choice for our 1:1 initiative and explain how we have partnered with Technology Resource Advisors (TRA) to ensure a sustainable model for our 1:1 program.

Speakers
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Chris Elkendier

Director of Education Sector, Technology Resource Advisors
TRA has helped many districts go 1:1 with technology. We can help with device selection and procurement, accessories, and most importantly accidental warranty. Chrome Care is used by some of the largest school districts in Wisconsin and Illinois.
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David Last

IT Transition Specialist, Oshkosh Area School District
I have been working in the Oshkosh Area School District since 2001. I am a member of the Technology Services team. I have been in charge of the life cycle of our Chromebooks since we adopted them in our district during the 2012 - 2013 school year. I have also been involved in our Google Apps implementation, which we adopted in spring of 2011.


Tuesday November 15, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Wilderness 1

12:45pm

Digital Citizen Skills: Lessons Needed in a 1:1 Classroom
Students coming to class with their devices?!?! SWEET!! Come hear what two teachers are doing to teach digital classroom expectations to students and the practices and procedures we use in the classroom. We will cover how we support students at school and at home using organization skills, safety online, communication tools, digital etiquette, and more! Come see how all the pieces can fit together to make a classroom great!

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 →
avatar for Meghan Haselbauer

Meghan Haselbauer

Digital Learning Specialist, Elementary, Edina Public Schools
Come talk to me about how much technology has changed and helped your teaching practice to make things amazing for your students. | | Also come see me about growing hops. We have lots of them.


Tuesday November 15, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Wilderness 4

12:45pm

Empowering Students through Feedback & Reflection using GAFE
Collaboration and communication through the implementation of digital learning practices help prepare all students to succeed as lifelong learners. Formative assessment can be used to improve student achievement and, when students receive descriptive feedback on their work, they are able to analyze what they have done well and identify areas for improvement. Google Apps can provide students with effective tools to help learners receive and provide feedback, along with opportunities to reflect on the learning outcomes. This session will focus on feedback and reflection through the use of GAFE including Docs, Forms, Hangouts, Add-Ons and Web Apps. Specifically, we will look at how lessons/projects that utilize Google Apps can connect students of various grade levels and encourage collaboration within the same school and beyond. You’ll come away with hands-on experiences, sample lessons/activities, and best practices/classroom applications.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Schlie-Reed

Jennifer Schlie-Reed

Digital Learning Coach, School District of New Berlin
Jennifer Schlie-Reed is an ISTE Emerging Leader (2014), a Google Certified Innovator, a Google for Education Trainer and a PBS Digital Innovator (2015). She is a Digital Learning Coach in the School District of New Berlin and works with educators in grades K-12. She has also taught as an elementary library media teacher and a high school social studies teacher. Jennifer is an active member of the ISTE Young Educator Network (YEN) and... Read More →


Tuesday November 15, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Tundra A/B

12:45pm

Keep Yourself Organized with Google Keep
Google Keep is a powerful, collaborative note taking and task management resource that will help you and your students get organized and collaborate. Google Keep is so much more than just note-taking! Students can make and share notes, create task lists, and much more in a visually appealing and functional way. This hands on session will provide lots of ideas to get started using Google Keep with your kids AND for your own professional uses.

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 15, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Sandstone 8/9

12:45pm

Adding To With Add-Ons
My dad always told me to work smarter not harder. Google Add-ons adds functionality to Google Docs. This sessions will cover some a few of these add-ons and show you how to use them.

Speakers
avatar for Lance Lennon

Lance Lennon

District Technology Director, Eagle Grove Community School District
Lance Lennon has been in education for 20 + years, the last 18 have been as a technology director and technology integrationist. He is a Certified Casper Administrator, a DEN Star Educator, and an Authorized Google Education Trainer. His district has been using Google Apps for Education for the past five and a half years. Lance is a Google proponent and all around Google enthusiast.


Tuesday November 15, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Tundra E/F

12:45pm

Can You Breakout Edu?
Come experience the hot Breakout EDU trend! You and other participants will take part in a simulation similar to the escape rooms. You will put your problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills to the test. Space is limited for each sessions, so sign up, come experience and then learn more!

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Tuesday November 15, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Lake Delton Boardroom

12:45pm

Chromebook Check-in workflows for the feint of heart
Are you tasked with checking in hundreds or thousands of Chromebooks every summer? How are you managing this? Accounting for repairs? Does the student have the right computer? In this session we will work through a tested and successful workflow for checking in devices at the end of each school year. See how Ames CSD does it, look under the hood at the system and walk out with your own working copy of the workflow!

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.


Tuesday November 15, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Tundra C/D

12:45pm

CANCELLED - Google Professional Development Meets Breakout EDU
Get ready for an ultra-engaging professional development session that will transform teacher professional development in your school! This breakout EDU game focuses on practical ways for teachers to use many of the Google Apps for Education Core Services. There will be no sitting here! Work as a team, problem solve, and think critically as you try to "breakout". You have 30 minutes. Are you up for this Google PD challenge?

Speakers
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Vicky O'Boyle

Engaged Learning Specialist, Gower 62


Tuesday November 15, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Glacier A/B

2:00pm

Demo Slam
Tuesday November 15, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sandstone Ballroom