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


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.

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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


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.


Weston Stout

Regional Sales Manager, GoGuardian

Monday November 14, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Glacier C/D


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.

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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


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.


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


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!!!

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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
Tuesday, November 15


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.


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