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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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Ben Hommerding

Ben Hommerding

Technology Innovationist, St. Norbert College


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

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

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

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

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