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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
 

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
Bio | Caroline D. Haebig currently is the Digital Learning Coordinator for the School District of New Berlin, a pK-12 district, in New Berlin, WI. She leads teachers, instructional coaches and administrators to improve how students engage in the learning process.  Haebig creates... 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 Joshua Gauthier

Joshua Gauthier

Josh is a Technology Training Specialist and former Business and Information Technology Educator. Currently working with grades 5 through 8 in the School District of De Pere(Wisconsin), Josh is ever passionate about the role that technology can play in increasing opportunities for... Read More →


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

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 & Media Center, Grant Wood Area Education Agency
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 & Media Services at Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she works with a team of digital learning consultants... Read More →


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

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

EdTech, Lake Forest High School
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... 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
Bio | Caroline D. Haebig currently is the Digital Learning Coordinator for the School District of New Berlin, a pK-12 district, in New Berlin, WI. She leads teachers, instructional coaches and administrators to improve how students engage in the learning process.  Haebig creates... Read More →


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

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

Director of Technology, Eagle Grove Schools
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, an Apple Teacher, a Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Administrator, and a Google... Read More →


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

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

Teacher, Ames Community School District
Technology Coach at Ames High School in Ames, IA. I am a Google Certified Trainer and Innovator. I am also a member of the Friendly Disruption podcast. I believe in focusing on using technology to make learning accessible for all learners.


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

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

Coordinator of Instructional Technology Integration Services, UW-Whitewater
Jon Spike, a graduate of UW-Madison, started his career as a high school English teacher. Since then, he has served as a Technology Integrator, helping students and staff use technology to engage, inspire, and create. He currently works as a Coordinator of Instructional Technology... Read More →


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

Elementary Associate Principal, Eden Prairie Public Schools
David Freeburg works for the Eden Prairie Public Schools as an elementary Associate Principal. In this role he works to support students and, teachers with learning experiences that can be leveraged for personalized learning opportunities. He uses his background as a Google Certified... Read More →


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

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

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

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

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

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

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
 
Tuesday, November 15
 

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 Ben Hommerding

Ben Hommerding

Technology Innovationist, St. Norbert College
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... Read More →


Tuesday November 15, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Wilderness 1

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

Director of Technology, Eagle Grove Schools
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, an Apple Teacher, a Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Administrator, and a Google... Read More →


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

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

Elementary Associate Principal, Eden Prairie Public Schools
David Freeburg works for the Eden Prairie Public Schools as an elementary Associate Principal. In this role he works to support students and, teachers with learning experiences that can be leveraged for personalized learning opportunities. He uses his background as a Google Certified... Read More →


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

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
Bio | Caroline D. Haebig currently is the Digital Learning Coordinator for the School District of New Berlin, a pK-12 district, in New Berlin, WI. She leads teachers, instructional coaches and administrators to improve how students engage in the learning process.  Haebig creates... Read More →


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

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, School District of West De Pere
Jen 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... Read More →


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

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

Director of Technology, Eagle Grove Schools
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, an Apple Teacher, a Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Administrator, and a Google... Read More →


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!

Speakers

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