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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

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 D202
David S. Chan is the Director of Instructional Technology at Evanston Township High School (ETHS) where he oversees the libraries, media centers, and student tech support center. He is the project lead for the District's 1:1 Digital Learning Initiative.David is a Google for Education... Read More →


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

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, 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 →


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

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

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

"I am the Director of Innovative Learning and Technology for Downers Grove Grade School District 58. I am a Google Certified Teacher. I started my educational career as a high school math teacher. In recent years I have worked in various educational technology roles. I enjoy working... Read More →


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

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 10:00am - 11:00am
Wilderness 2/5

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 D202
David S. Chan is the Director of Instructional Technology at Evanston Township High School (ETHS) where he oversees the libraries, media centers, and student tech support center. He is the project lead for the District's 1:1 Digital Learning Initiative.David is a Google for Education... Read More →
avatar for Mina Marien

Mina Marien

Evanston Township High School, Evanston Township High School
Mina Marien is an instructional Technology Specialist at Evanston Township High School in Evanston, IL. She previously taught Latin and supported teachers in the World Languages department as an instructional coach. She loves working with students in classes throughout the school... Read More →


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/Team Leader/Coach, 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... Read More →
avatar for Eden Mosoff

Eden Mosoff

Library/Technology Assistant, 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... 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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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
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Weston Stout

Regional Sales Manager, GoGuardian


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... 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

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

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... Read More →


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

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

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... Read More →


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

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

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... Read More →


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

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

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

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 & 7th Grade Teacher, Edina
Dean’s a 6th grade and 7th Grade teacher at South View Middle School in Edina, MN. He teaches Design Robotics and Middle School Skills (an elementary to middle school transition course). Dean teaches in a 1:1 "Bring Your Own Device" environment, with most being Chromebooks. He is... 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

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 SoutheasternWisconsin. She is a Google Education Trainer and a Google Certified Innovator. Tammy is also an Intel for Education Master teacher.  | Prior to becoming an instructional coach Tammy worked as an elementary classroom... Read More →


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

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

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 D202
David S. Chan is the Director of Instructional Technology at Evanston Township High School (ETHS) where he oversees the libraries, media centers, and student tech support center. He is the project lead for the District's 1:1 Digital Learning Initiative.David is a Google for Education... Read More →


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

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 GSFE 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... 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... 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

"I am the Director of Innovative Learning and Technology for Downers Grove Grade School District 58. I am a Google Certified Teacher. I started my educational career as a high school math teacher. In recent years I have worked in various educational technology roles. I enjoy working... Read More →


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

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
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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

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
avatar for Chris Elkendier

Chris Elkendier

Director of EDU Sector, Technology Resource Advisors
Chris Elkendier is the Director of Education Sector at Technology Resource Advisors. He has been in the education industry for over 10 years and has an unhealthy obsession with Chromebooks.  
avatar for Dave Last

Dave 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... Read More →


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 & 7th Grade Teacher, Edina
Dean’s a 6th grade and 7th Grade teacher at South View Middle School in Edina, MN. He teaches Design Robotics and Middle School Skills (an elementary to middle school transition course). Dean teaches in a 1:1 "Bring Your Own Device" environment, with most being Chromebooks. He is... 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... 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 SoutheasternWisconsin. She is a Google Education Trainer and a Google Certified Innovator. Tammy is also an Intel for Education Master teacher.  | Prior to becoming an instructional coach Tammy worked as an elementary classroom... 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

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!

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