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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

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

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

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

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

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.

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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

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

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 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

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 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Wilderness 4
 
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

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.

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

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