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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

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

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

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 10:00am - 11:00am
Tundra E/F

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.

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

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

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

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... Read More →


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

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! 

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

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

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

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
avatar for Vicky O'Boyle

Vicky O'Boyle

Engaged Learning Specialist, Gower 62
avatar for Jill Schwartzers

Jill Schwartzers

LRC Teacher
Jill Schwartzers is a Library-Media Director, Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, and a National Board Certified Teacher. She is passionate about creating and presenting professional development that is motivating, differentiated and practical. Jill thrives on collaborating with... Read More →


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