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Monday, November 8
 

7:30am CST

Breakfast & Registration
After registration, join us for breakfast!

Monday November 8, 2021 7:30am - 8:30am CST
Sandstone Ballroom

8:45am CST

Keynote: It Ain’t About You
In this keynote, Dr. Phyall will explore strategies to bridge the Equity Gap and other things that are sure to inspire.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Adam Phyall

Dr. Adam Phyall

Dr. Adam Phyall is a former high school science teacher and currently serving as the Director of Technology and Media Services for Newton County School System in Covington, GA. Since Adam got his first laptop in college, he has been hooked on the fantastic things that technology can... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 8:45am - 9:45am CST
Sandstone Ballroom

10:00am CST

Build to Think: Leverage Prototyping in Your Learning Environment No Matter What You Teach
Prototyping is not just for engineers and career and technical education students. Prototyping is a process used to develop and test new ideas in a wide range of industries. Prototyping in schools allows learners to bring their authentic solutions to life, gather data and iterate on their design. This session will provide a wide range of activities and examples for prototyping across the curriculum and grade levels. We also will share a variety of high-tech and low-tech capacities for prototyping. Go-remote strategies and tools included!

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Haebig

Caroline Haebig

Innovative, Inclusive Learning Consultant & Coach
Caroline D. Haebig works for the School District of New Berlin, a pK-12 district, in New Berlin, WI leading change by redefining learning using maker technology and design thinking, specializing in coaching for educators and administrators.


Monday November 8, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am CST
Tundra E/F

10:00am CST

Computer Science Strategic Planning
Literacy isn’t just for ELA and computer literacy is not just for math and science. We teach Hour of Code to elementary students and computer science electives in high school, but what are we doing in between? Computer science is more than just coding and it’s not just for a niche group of students interested in the field. ALL students require computer science skills and these skills need to be taught across the K-12 curriculum. We’ll discuss how to work with a district team to ensure computer science is interwoven into your district strategic plan. And of course, we’ll share great computer science resources!

Speakers
avatar for Jake Boll

Jake Boll

Curriculum Specialist, CESA 5
Jake was a High School Social Studies Teacher and Google Trainer before joining the team at CESA 5 as a Curriculum Specialist in the summer of 2020. His work in Ed-Tech has coincided with his buy-in to Standards-Based Grading and now his passion lies in connecting the two. Jake's... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am CST
Tundra C/D

10:00am CST

Empowering Students through Inquiry, Project-Based Learning and Design Thinking
This session will provide participants with a framework for promoting student-led inquiry in elementary and secondary classrooms. Inquiry-based and project-based learning are student-centered and active approaches that focus on questioning, critical thinking, collaboration and problem solving. We will look at effective strategies to cultivate curiosity, build student understanding and ownership of their learning, and provide entry points for all learners. Design thinking elements including empathy, identifying real world problems, open-ended challenges, student voice and choice, authenticity, and a public product will also be discussed. This session will focus on ways to integrate G Suite for Education, Chrome extensions, web apps, and iPad creation apps to support inquiry and design thinking. During the session, we will also discuss strategies for students to reflect and provide peer feedback throughout the process. Participants will walk away with hands-on experiences, sample lessons and resources, and 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 →


Monday November 8, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am CST
Sandstone 3

10:00am CST

Imagine, Iterate, Inspire: Animation Reimagined
Students are living in a world full of "noise". How might we equip them with dynamic skills to express themselves creatively and stand out in this "noise"? Come explore how we can supercharge Google Slides to create unique animations that foster student creativity, critical thinking and communication. We will use our imaginations to fabricate unique creations that will inspire others. Laptops or Chromebooks will provide the best experience in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Fenstermaker

Andrew Fenstermaker

Tech Coach, Iowa City Schools
Andrew Fenstermaker currently serves as the Instructional Technology Coordinator and Tech Coach for the Iowa City School District. Even though he is short on hair, he is full of creative ways to inspire and build the capacity of others with innovative practices that leverage the 4Cs... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am CST
Sandstone 8/9

10:00am CST

U Can Touch This - Touch Screen Chromebooks
For years, our students have been asking, “when will we get touch screen chromebooks?” Well, this year was the year for our school, and for some schools, touch screens have been a part of the student’s device portfolio for a few years. But, what can you really do with a touch screen? Let’s take a closer look at how to best leverage this updated technology. We’ll review and discuss touch-enabled Chrome web apps and Android apps, familiar names like Jamboard and Classroom as well as new ones like Google’s own Cursive.

Speakers
avatar for David Chan

David Chan

Director of Instructional Technology, Evanston Township High School D202
David Chan is in his 8th year as the Director of Instructional Technology at Evanston Township High School (ETHS). He taught math and science for 10 years and was the Technology Integration Specialist for 5 years at ETHS. David is an online instructor with Northwestern University’s... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am CST
Wilderness 1/4

11:15am CST

Create an Inclusive Maker Culture: Awaken the Inventive Problem-solver In All
This session will provide strategies for creating an inclusive maker culture. We will provide methods and resources for developing educator capacity, guiding student achievement and maximizing maker learning resources for virtual and face to face environments to meet the needs of all learners. Go-remote strategies and tools included!

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Haebig

Caroline Haebig

Innovative, Inclusive Learning Consultant & Coach
Caroline D. Haebig works for the School District of New Berlin, a pK-12 district, in New Berlin, WI leading change by redefining learning using maker technology and design thinking, specializing in coaching for educators and administrators.


Monday November 8, 2021 11:15am - 12:15pm CST
Sandstone 8/9

11:15am CST

Creating Inclusive Learning Spaces
With the ever changing needs of your stakeholders how do you create a space that meets the needs of all? In this session we will take a look at how to create a space in your school that will have students not wanting to leave. We will address how do you have resources that reflect students' diverse needs and interests? You will leave this session understanding how to provide stakeholders with a chance to have a voice in their media center.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Adam Phyall

Dr. Adam Phyall

Dr. Adam Phyall is a former high school science teacher and currently serving as the Director of Technology and Media Services for Newton County School System in Covington, GA. Since Adam got his first laptop in college, he has been hooked on the fantastic things that technology can... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 11:15am - 12:15pm CST
Wilderness 1/4

11:15am CST

Design with Google Slides
Participants will learn how to reset their thinking and begin creating interactive activities and/or templates for their students utilizing Google Slides and going beyond presentations. Changing how you use Slides can change the way your students learn. Throughout the session, participants will use their device and Google account to practice the skills and tools being showcased. The session will start by breaking down the necessary steps in planning and setup of creating a Slides activity using the Backwards Design model. The theme (master slide) feature will be a focus in the design process as well as other features that can be inserted into Slides (animations, images and videos). Small changes in design can have a big impact in learning.

Speakers
avatar for Leah Herold

Leah Herold

Instructional Coach, Central District 301
Leah Herold is in her 15th year as an educator in Central District #301. This is her sixth year of being an Instructional Coach. Prior to this position, she taught 4th grade for nine years. Leah is a Level 1 & 2 Google Certified Educator. She holds an undergraduate degree in Elementary... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 11:15am - 12:15pm CST
Tundra C/D

11:15am CST

Everything You Wanted To Know About Forms, But Were Afraid To Ask
Come to this session to learn the basics of using Google Forms and making them do amazing things to help make life just a little bit easier.

Speakers
avatar for Chad Frerichs

Chad Frerichs

IT Infrastructure Manager, Orion Land Mark


Monday November 8, 2021 11:15am - 12:15pm CST
Tundra E/F

11:15am CST

GamestormEDU: Design Your Own Edugames & Help Others Make Games Too!
Creating a game to teach a concept sounds like a tall task... until now! Enter GameStormEDU, a collection of resources, tools, and instructionals that help show both students and educators the wealth of ways THEY can become game designers overnight. Attendees will design their very own game to take home!

Speakers
avatar for Jon Spike

Jon Spike

Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Integration Services, UW-Whitewater
Jon Spike started his career as a high school English teacher and K-12 Technology Coach. He currently works as a Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Integration at UW-Whitewater, collaborating with preservice teachers and instructors to leverage technology in innovative ways... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 11:15am - 12:15pm CST
Tundra A/B

11:15am CST

Let Google Help: Chrome Apps and Extensions for Learning
Chrome apps and extensions are digital learning tools that expand and extend the learning opportunities that are possible using G Suite for Education. This session will highlight some of these effective tools and provide specific examples of how they can be used in elementary and secondary classrooms. We will look at how Chrome apps and extensions can be used by students to create and publish authentic artifacts that demonstrate understanding of classroom content and learning goals and provide entry points for all learners. Participants will have some time to try out these apps and extensions during the session and will walk away with sample lessons, resources, and 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 →


Monday November 8, 2021 11:15am - 12:15pm CST
Sandstone 3

12:15pm CST

Lunch
Lunch

Monday November 8, 2021 12:15pm - 1:15pm CST
Sandstone Ballroom

1:15pm CST

Academic Conversations & Questioning: Enhance Learning & Student Engagement
During this session, we will explore a variety of techniques that can be used to elevate learning and engagement through student talk both in person and virtually. These techniques will focus on academic conversations and questioning techniques and strategies that can be implemented to promote student total participation. Additionally, we will explore the role that feedback, reflection and collaboration play in supporting productive academic conversations. During this session, specific classroom examples will be provided and digital tools including Jamboard, Seesaw, FlipGrid and Padlet will be highlighted. You’ll come away with hands-on experiences, sample lessons/activities, and best practices/classroom applications for creating growth in the use of academic conversations, questioning techniques, feedback and reflection through the intentional design of high leverage digital learning experiences.

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 8, 2021 1:15pm - 2:15pm CST
Sandstone 3

1:15pm CST

Diving Into Google Sheets
In this beginner session, you'll learn how to use Google Sheets to begin collecting and manipulating data to work for you.

Speakers
avatar for Chad Frerichs

Chad Frerichs

IT Infrastructure Manager, Orion Land Mark


Monday November 8, 2021 1:15pm - 2:15pm CST
Tundra E/F

1:15pm CST

Gamestormers: Let's Play an Interactive Board Game about Design and Creativity
Interested in injecting some playful design thinking, creativity, and storytelling into your learning space? Come play Gamestormers, a game where you DESIGN a game to WIN the game! During this session, we'll play the Gamestormers board game and brainstorm ways you could use it to teach STEM, ELA, Math, and more!

No previous gaming experience is needed - this game works well for newbies!

This session requires advance sign up! Limited to 20 persons.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Spike

Jon Spike

Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Integration Services, UW-Whitewater
Jon Spike started his career as a high school English teacher and K-12 Technology Coach. He currently works as a Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Integration at UW-Whitewater, collaborating with preservice teachers and instructors to leverage technology in innovative ways... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 1:15pm - 2:15pm CST
Tundra A/B

1:15pm CST

No Charge for Awesomeness
Traditional instruction is a thing of the past. How can we leverage technology and the 4Cs to engage and empower our students? Studies have shown how disengaged students become as they move through our education system. Ubiquitous access, if employed appropriately, can allow awesomeness to organically happen in our classrooms. Let’s chat about our modern learner’s and some examples of organic awesomeness.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Fenstermaker

Andrew Fenstermaker

Tech Coach, Iowa City Schools
Andrew Fenstermaker currently serves as the Instructional Technology Coordinator and Tech Coach for the Iowa City School District. Even though he is short on hair, he is full of creative ways to inspire and build the capacity of others with innovative practices that leverage the 4Cs... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 1:15pm - 2:15pm CST
Sandstone 8/9

1:15pm CST

Putting the Pieces Together
We often use the term technology integration, but often find ourselves doing the same things with new technology. This session will focus on how to increase the level of technology innovation by demonstrating how to build lessons and activities that are engaging, rigorous and relevant for all students. When students start to innovate they will utilize new technologies in new ways and push the limits in their learning. This session will provide a foundation to move beyond the Substitution level of Technology Integration and have all learners extending beyond. This is accomplished through the use of the Rigor Relevance Framework, SAMR, and TPACK.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Adam Phyall

Dr. Adam Phyall

Dr. Adam Phyall is a former high school science teacher and currently serving as the Director of Technology and Media Services for Newton County School System in Covington, GA. Since Adam got his first laptop in college, he has been hooked on the fantastic things that technology can... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 1:15pm - 2:15pm CST
Wilderness 1/4

1:15pm CST

Reigniting Curiosity in the Classroom
Questions are more important than answers. Inquiry learning connects classroom activities to student voice and choice. An important component of Inquiry learning is curiosity. This session will explore the importance of curiosity and then connect educators to practical resources to inspire a sense of curiosity. Educators will explore, collaborate, and begin to create an activity connected to curiosity.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Wick

Steve Wick

Science Teacher & Instructional Technology Coordinator, Neuqua Valley High School
I am a Science Teacher & Instructional Technology Coordinator in the Indian Prairie School District. I have a Masters in Instructional Technology from National Louis University and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Benedictine University. I have taught Science & Social Studies... Read More →



Monday November 8, 2021 1:15pm - 2:15pm CST
Tundra C/D

2:30pm CST

Team Meeting Space
Need a minute to regroup and strategize with your team?  This session space is dedicated to just that! Available on a first come first serve basis.

Monday November 8, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm CST
Sandstone 3

2:30pm CST

F'it, GIF'it
From simplistic to complex messages, GIFs can demonstrate understanding, build culture, & curate an on-demand repository of scaffolded practices with instructional tech, pedagogy & more. Through hands-on challenges, participants will work both independently & collaboratively to create, curate & distribute GIFs to deliver a variety of messages. Participants will be given the opportunity to reflect on the learning & identify an action step moving forward.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Fenstermaker

Andrew Fenstermaker

Tech Coach, Iowa City Schools
Andrew Fenstermaker currently serves as the Instructional Technology Coordinator and Tech Coach for the Iowa City School District. Even though he is short on hair, he is full of creative ways to inspire and build the capacity of others with innovative practices that leverage the 4Cs... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm CST
Sandstone 8/9

2:30pm CST

Gamestormers: Let's Play an Interactive Board Game about Design and Creativity
Interested in injecting some playful design thinking, creativity, and storytelling into your learning space? Come play Gamestormers, a game where you DESIGN a game to WIN the game! During this session, we'll play the Gamestormers board game and brainstorm ways you could use it to teach STEM, ELA, Math, and more!

No previous gaming experience is needed - this game works well for newbies!

This session requires advance sign up! Limited to 20 persons.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Spike

Jon Spike

Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Integration Services, UW-Whitewater
Jon Spike started his career as a high school English teacher and K-12 Technology Coach. He currently works as a Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Integration at UW-Whitewater, collaborating with preservice teachers and instructors to leverage technology in innovative ways... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm CST
Tundra A/B

2:30pm CST

MOTE in the Classroom
Easily record and share audio clips! You may have heard the buzz or even tried out the Chrome Extension, MOTE. It’s popular for a reason! This is a Swiss Army Knife EdTech Tool due to its multiple uses for both teachers and students. Rather than throwing a dozen tech tools at you, we’re going to spend the entire hour diving into the multiple uses of this ONE TOOL. Recording teacher feedback, connecting it to slides, gmail, docs, and forms, creating transcripts and translations, and creating student products to name a few! Don’t be slightly familiar with a dozen tools. Be an expert with one!

Speakers
avatar for Jake Boll

Jake Boll

Curriculum Specialist, CESA 5
Jake was a High School Social Studies Teacher and Google Trainer before joining the team at CESA 5 as a Curriculum Specialist in the summer of 2020. His work in Ed-Tech has coincided with his buy-in to Standards-Based Grading and now his passion lies in connecting the two. Jake's... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm CST
Tundra C/D

2:30pm CST

Simple Entry Points to the WI Information and Technology Literacy (ITL) and ISTE Standards
The WI ITL and ISTE standards provide a powerful way for students to develop additional skills while engaging with their learning targets and course content. During this session participants will gain specific resources and entry points for developing student skills in the areas of the WI ITL standards. This session is great for those who may not know where to start with the standards or who are looking to level up their integration of these standards. The goal is to provide participants with simple, grab and go strategies that help carry out the content and standards they are already working on while expanding learner skills.

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Haebig

Caroline Haebig

Innovative, Inclusive Learning Consultant & Coach
Caroline D. Haebig works for the School District of New Berlin, a pK-12 district, in New Berlin, WI leading change by redefining learning using maker technology and design thinking, specializing in coaching for educators and administrators.


Monday November 8, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm CST
Tundra E/F

2:30pm CST

Sunny with a Chance of SEL and EdTech
To start the year, our District’s leadership team read Jeffrey Benson’s Improve Every Lesson Plan with SEL. We see mentions of social and emotional learning all throughout the edu landscape. Let’s dig into Mr. Benson’s framework and look for ways that technology can take these ideas, tools, and routines to another level. Specifically, we’ll focus on how SEL and EdTech can join forces to engage, motivate, spark interest, and assess all of our students in every lesson.

Speakers
avatar for David Chan

David Chan

Director of Instructional Technology, Evanston Township High School D202
David Chan is in his 8th year as the Director of Instructional Technology at Evanston Township High School (ETHS). He taught math and science for 10 years and was the Technology Integration Specialist for 5 years at ETHS. David is an online instructor with Northwestern University’s... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm CST
Wilderness 1/4
 
Tuesday, November 9
 

7:30am CST

Breakfast
Join us for breakfast!

Tuesday November 9, 2021 7:30am - 8:30am CST
Sandstone Ballroom

8:30am CST

Team Meeting Space
Need a minute to regroup and strategize with your team?  This session space is dedicated to just that! Available on a first come first serve basis.

Tuesday November 9, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am CST
Tundra A/B

8:30am CST

Get Organized with Google
Improve your online efficiency by optimizing your toolbar, tabs, and bookmarks. Learn how to collapse tabs into groups so you’re not overwhelmed with dozens of open tabs! We’ll also play with Google Keep to organize your life and learn about 10 great Google Chrome Extensions to improve your online organization.

Speakers
avatar for Jake Boll

Jake Boll

Curriculum Specialist, CESA 5
Jake was a High School Social Studies Teacher and Google Trainer before joining the team at CESA 5 as a Curriculum Specialist in the summer of 2020. His work in Ed-Tech has coincided with his buy-in to Standards-Based Grading and now his passion lies in connecting the two. Jake's... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am CST
Sandstone 3

8:30am CST

Google - Workspace Wonders
Find the “Wonders” of Google Workspace in this session and use them tomorrow in your classroom. This fast paced session will cover many tips & tricks that will make your life easier! We’ll be showcasing ideas for sharing, formatting and productivity in several areas of Google Workspace such as Docs, Sheets, Forms and Slides. Come join the fun, but make sure you bring your laptop so you can play along and leave with the information ready to use tomorrow morning! We will even share a few shortcuts that will be game changers. We will focus on teacher productivity but many of the tricks can be used by students too. If you are looking for ways to make your Google experience more productive, this is the session for you! Wonder no more!

Speakers
avatar for Gail Stover

Gail Stover

Instructional Coach, Central District 301
Gail Stover is in her 21st year as an educator in Central District #301, Burlington, IL. She spent 13 years as a classroom teacher in Kindergarten, Second and Fifth grade. The last eight years Gail has been an Instructional Coach. Prior to moving into education, Gail worked in the... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am CST
Tundra C/D

8:30am CST

Google Tools for Struggling Students
There are many Google tools, apps, extensions, and features available to assist struggling learners or students with special needs. These can include text-to-speech, speech-to-text, readability, reading comprehension, audio support, organization, focus, navigation, and more. Learn what tools are available and how to access and use these with students. Session resource document: https://bit.ly/curts-struggle

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, Stark Portage Area Computer Consortium
Eric has been in education for 30 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in North Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am CST
Wilderness 1/4

8:30am CST

I’m Still Screencastin’ - Embedding Video in the Curriculum
We certainly saw an uptick in teachers creating screencasts during remote learning. Now that many schools are back in person, do we go back to sit and get teacher lectures for an hour? Let’s hope not. Together, we can take one of the biggest lessons learned during remote learning - how to create effective screencasts - and apply them to our everyday teaching and learning. Let’s review how to make high quality screencasts, as well as what to do with them to make sure our students stay engaged. Specific apps include: Screencastify, YouTube, EdPuzzle, Google Forms, and more.

Speakers
avatar for David Chan

David Chan

Director of Instructional Technology, Evanston Township High School D202
David Chan is in his 8th year as the Director of Instructional Technology at Evanston Township High School (ETHS). He taught math and science for 10 years and was the Technology Integration Specialist for 5 years at ETHS. David is an online instructor with Northwestern University’s... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am CST
Sandstone 8/9

8:30am CST

Leading Inclusive Innovation: How to Inspire and Support an Inclusive Maker Learning Culture
This session will share specific strategies that can be used to develop an inclusive maker learning culture from the ground up. Whether you are leading this work at building or district level or coaching individual teachers, this session is for you. We will share strategies for increasing educator engagement and capacity, measuring outcomes, and maximizing the collaborative potential in this work!

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Haebig

Caroline Haebig

Innovative, Inclusive Learning Consultant & Coach
Caroline D. Haebig works for the School District of New Berlin, a pK-12 district, in New Berlin, WI leading change by redefining learning using maker technology and design thinking, specializing in coaching for educators and administrators.


Tuesday November 9, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am CST
Tundra E/F

9:45am CST

Amplify My Voice - Student Podcasting
We live in a media rich world. How are we amplifying our student voices to inspire change? Come check out how students were empowered to share their passions through podcasts published via Flipgrid that they created with a variety of tools such as Google Slides, Drawings, Canva and WeVideo. We will explore the lessons learned from my failures, but leave with the tools and strategies needed to begin amplifying your students’ voices. Slideshow

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Fenstermaker

Andrew Fenstermaker

Tech Coach, Iowa City Schools
Andrew Fenstermaker currently serves as the Instructional Technology Coordinator and Tech Coach for the Iowa City School District. Even though he is short on hair, he is full of creative ways to inspire and build the capacity of others with innovative practices that leverage the 4Cs... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 9:45am - 10:45am CST
Sandstone 8/9

9:45am CST

Differentiation Using Google Read and Write & EquatIO
Inclusion for special education students is not only part of the law, but also one of the best practices to help all students grow. One of the integral portions of an inclusion classroom is to differentiate for our special education students while also trying to teach them independence at the same time? Join us for a look at two Google programs, Google Read and Write and EquatIO, to see how you can help accommodate and differentiate while promoting independence for your students.

Speakers
avatar for David Brannstrom

David Brannstrom

Instructional Coach, Burlington Central #301
David Brannstrom is an instructional coach, with a specialization in special education, in Burlington, Illinois. David began his educational journey in 2004 as a middle school special education case manager and is in his fifth year as an instructional coach/tech with an emphasis on... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 9:45am - 10:45am CST
Tundra C/D

9:45am CST

Gamestormers: Let's Play an Interactive Board Game about Design and Creativity
Interested in injecting some playful design thinking, creativity, and storytelling into your learning space? Come play Gamestormers, a game where you DESIGN a game to WIN the game! During this session, we'll play the Gamestormers board game and brainstorm ways you could use it to teach STEM, ELA, Math, and more!

No previous gaming experience is needed - this game works well for newbies!

This session requires advance sign up! Limited to 20 persons.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Spike

Jon Spike

Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Integration Services, UW-Whitewater
Jon Spike started his career as a high school English teacher and K-12 Technology Coach. He currently works as a Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Integration at UW-Whitewater, collaborating with preservice teachers and instructors to leverage technology in innovative ways... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 9:45am - 10:45am CST
Tundra A/B

9:45am CST

Hipster Google - Tools You Probably Never Heard Of
Everyone knows about Google Docs, Gmail, Search, and other common Google tools. But there are also loads of smaller, lesser-known, but powerful tools. Learn about hidden gems such as nGram, Trends, AutoDraw, Chrome Music Lab, Toontastic, Landlines, Meme Buddy, Reverse Image Search, Instant Search Cards, Mystery Animal, Semantris, Grasshopper, Art Palette, and more (List subject to change based on how cool and unknown the tools remain.) Session resource document: http://bit.ly/curts-hipster

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, Stark Portage Area Computer Consortium
Eric has been in education for 30 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in North Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 9:45am - 10:45am CST
Wilderness 1/4

9:45am CST

Igniting Your Classroom with Computational Thinking & Coding
Do you wonder how to utilize coding in your classroom, where coding can fit into your curriculum and how it can accelerate student learning? These are some common questions that arise when educators work to identify ways to integrate coding into the classroom in a way that is not at the expense of the content that needs to be covered. Coding in the classroom promotes the 4Cs (creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication) and allows ideas to come to life. Through coding students are also able to demonstrate computational thinking skills as they develop and employ strategies for understanding and solving authentic problems. During this session, we will discuss where to get started and explore ways to enhance your learning environment with coding and computational thinking tasks. This session will highlight specific web-based apps, iPad apps and robots that can be used to support this integration. Participants will walk away with sample lessons, resources and 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 9, 2021 9:45am - 10:45am CST
Sandstone 3

9:45am CST

Making Sheets Work For You
This is an advanced session on Google Sheets in which you will learn how to use some basic formulas to your advantage, combining those basic formulas into monsters that will eat data and spit it back out, and how Apps Script can be used to make Sheets do exactly what you want it to do.

Speakers
avatar for Chad Frerichs

Chad Frerichs

IT Infrastructure Manager, Orion Land Mark


Tuesday November 9, 2021 9:45am - 10:45am CST
Tundra E/F

11:00am CST

Team Meeting Space
Need a minute to regroup and strategize with your team?  This session space is dedicated to just that! Available on a first come first serve basis.

Tuesday November 9, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
Tundra E/F

11:00am CST

Awesome Uses for Google Drawings in Your Classroom
Google Drawings is part of the Drive suite of tools but is often overlooked. However it is a fantastic program for student learning and teacher instruction. In this session we cover the basics of how Drawings works, and then we try out dozens of practical examples of how it can be used in schools, including graphic organizers, math manipulatives, desktop publishing, interactive digital posters, drag-and-drop poetry, creating memes, making composite "green screen" images, innovative art projects, collaborative games, and more. Session resouirces at: http://bit.ly/curts-drawings

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, Stark Portage Area Computer Consortium
Eric has been in education for 30 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in North Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
Wilderness 1/4

11:00am CST

Coding with CS First
Thought about incorporating coding into your class but not sure how? CS First is Google’s free ready to teach introductory computer science curriculum. No coding experience needed. During this session, you will see what the program contains and how you can incorporate the lessons into your classes.

Speakers
avatar for Kari Moulton

Kari Moulton

Technology Instructional Coach, Bourbonnais SD 53
Kari has been incorporating technology in her classroom for the past twelve years. Starting with smartboards in the classroom to now 1:1 devices, Kari is constantly looking for ways to engage her students in technology. As a Technology Instructional Coach in her district, Kari leads... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
Tundra C/D

11:00am CST

Creating Authentic Learning Experiences in Your Classroom with Seesaw and More!
Authentic learning experiences enhance student learning and provide students with opportunities to give and receive feedback from a wider audience through different modalities. Nothing is more authentic for today’s learners than communicating and creating content using a variety of online platforms. During this session we will discuss how to embed these experiences within your curriculum and create classroom digital spaces. This session will provide guidance for using digital learning tools including Seesaw, G Suite for Education, FlipGrid, Padlet and other web apps and iPad apps to provide student choice in demonstrating their understanding at all points of learning. By using these tools and strategies to check for understanding, educators can honor student ownership of learning while still collecting meaningful data to drive daily instruction. Participants will walk away with hands-on experiences, sample lessons and resources, and 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 9, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
Sandstone 3

11:00am CST

Gamestormers: Let's Play an Interactive Board Game about Design and Creativity
Interested in injecting some playful design thinking, creativity, and storytelling into your learning space? Come play Gamestormers, a game where you DESIGN a game to WIN the game! During this session, we'll play the Gamestormers board game and brainstorm ways you could use it to teach STEM, ELA, Math, and more!

No previous gaming experience is needed - this game works well for newbies!

This session requires advance sign up! Limited to 20 persons.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Spike

Jon Spike

Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Integration Services, UW-Whitewater
Jon Spike started his career as a high school English teacher and K-12 Technology Coach. He currently works as a Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Integration at UW-Whitewater, collaborating with preservice teachers and instructors to leverage technology in innovative ways... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
Tundra A/B

11:00am CST

Level Up Your Formative Assessment Game!
During this session we will share a variety of ready to use formative assessment strategies, provide high impact resources for engaging learners in visible thinking and include simple ways to measure the efficacy of specific instructional strategies. No matter what you teach or who your learners are, formative assessment practices help educators make the most of your planning efforts, and drive the way for students to grow as expert learners.

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Haebig

Caroline Haebig

Innovative, Inclusive Learning Consultant & Coach
Caroline D. Haebig works for the School District of New Berlin, a pK-12 district, in New Berlin, WI leading change by redefining learning using maker technology and design thinking, specializing in coaching for educators and administrators.


Tuesday November 9, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
Sandstone 8/9

12:00pm CST

Lunch
Lunch

Tuesday November 9, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
Sandstone Ballroom

1:00pm CST

Gamestormers: Let's Play an Interactive Board Game about Design and Creativity
Interested in injecting some playful design thinking, creativity, and storytelling into your learning space? Come play Gamestormers, a game where you DESIGN a game to WIN the game! During this session, we'll play the Gamestormers board game and brainstorm ways you could use it to teach STEM, ELA, Math, and more!

No previous gaming experience is needed - this game works well for newbies!

This session requires advance sign up! Limited to 20 persons.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Spike

Jon Spike

Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Integration Services, UW-Whitewater
Jon Spike started his career as a high school English teacher and K-12 Technology Coach. He currently works as a Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Integration at UW-Whitewater, collaborating with preservice teachers and instructors to leverage technology in innovative ways... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
Tundra A/B

1:00pm CST

Intro to GAM
In this session you will review some basic to advanced GAM commands that could help make your life as a Google Admin just a little bit easier.

Speakers
avatar for Chad Frerichs

Chad Frerichs

IT Infrastructure Manager, Orion Land Mark


Tuesday November 9, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
Tundra E/F

1:00pm CST

Let’s Get Certified - All You Need to Know about Google Educator Level 1 Certification
Got Google fever and interested in demonstrating your mastery by getting certified? We’ll review the certification options available in the Training Center and dive into the Level 1 curriculum. Whether you are just starting out or have been going Google for years, we’ll target specific skills that may give exam takers some challenges, talk about the exam format, and build a personalized plan for you to take home and pass the exam when you’re ready. Rumor has it that the exam has been updated, so we’ll talk about that as well.

Speakers
avatar for David Chan

David Chan

Director of Instructional Technology, Evanston Township High School D202
David Chan is in his 8th year as the Director of Instructional Technology at Evanston Township High School (ETHS). He taught math and science for 10 years and was the Technology Integration Specialist for 5 years at ETHS. David is an online instructor with Northwestern University’s... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
Sandstone 8/9

1:00pm CST

So You Want To Livestream? Where Do You Start?
For many schools, the pandemic increased the need to livestream events for our families, supporters, and community members who couldn’t join us in person. Even though the restrictions placed on many schools have been lifted, livestreaming is still a great opportunity to connect with families, fans, and our communities.

If you’ve just scratched the surface of livestreaming, or if you haven’t even started but want to learn, come learn about some innovative, yet manageable livestreaming ideas that will up your district’s livestreaming presence. This session will explore the fundamentals of good livestreaming/broadcast concepts and practices for live events such as sports/athletics events, concerts, plays, board meetings, and more. Topics covered will include:
  • which software and platforms work best for schools
  • examples of basic, intermediate, and advanced gear
  • “behind the scenes” technical details of how livestreaming works
  • what to expect for cost/budgeting

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Bush

Kyle Bush

Education Technology Specialist, Community High School District 117
Kyle is an Education Technology Specialist at CHSD117 in northern Lake County, Illinois, and serves the students and staff of Antioch Community and Lakes Community High Schools. In this role, he focuses on professional development, providing “just-in-time support,” evaluating... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
Tundra C/D

1:00pm CST

Tech Tools to Support Standards-Based Grading
Assessments are hard. Just coming to a common agreement on what is formative vs what is summative is a challenge. Learn how technology can be used at all levels from beginning through advanced levels of assessments. We’ll cover tools and resources to help scaffold your assessments, automate grading, and provide students with improved feedback. Whether you grade with points, stars, standards, or rubrics, you’ll come away with tips and tricks to make grading more efficient and impactful.

Speakers
avatar for Jake Boll

Jake Boll

Curriculum Specialist, CESA 5
Jake was a High School Social Studies Teacher and Google Trainer before joining the team at CESA 5 as a Curriculum Specialist in the summer of 2020. His work in Ed-Tech has coincided with his buy-in to Standards-Based Grading and now his passion lies in connecting the two. Jake's... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
Sandstone 3

1:00pm CST

The D%*& word of PLCs #buzzkill
Data with a side of more data....recipe for awesomeness right? The second question of PLCs, "How will we know they are learning?" can yield a hot mess of data. This session will give you super powers to manipulate data within Google Sheets. Never used Sheets or formulas--no problem. Our journey will begin with some basic tips and tricks and move to the power of formulas that are sure to change your mind about that D%*& word. By the end of this hands on session you will be a PLC superstar.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Fenstermaker

Andrew Fenstermaker

Tech Coach, Iowa City Schools
Andrew Fenstermaker currently serves as the Instructional Technology Coordinator and Tech Coach for the Iowa City School District. Even though he is short on hair, he is full of creative ways to inspire and build the capacity of others with innovative practices that leverage the 4Cs... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
Wilderness 1/4

2:15pm CST

Closing Session: The Big Blank Wall
The world is changing and our classrooms need to change as well. What skills do our students need to be successful in their future? And how do we as educators embrace this change? Take a trip with Eric back to his first classroom to learn about the difference between "Process" and "Purpose", to see what the future holds for our students, and explore the 4 C's we need to teach our students to prepare them for what is ahead.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist, Stark Portage Area Computer Consortium
Eric has been in education for 30 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in North Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm CST
Sandstone Ballroom