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ITEC is an ISTE affilate who promotes the use of technology in education by demonstrating to its members, other educators and the public developments in the use of educational technology and how its use supports teaching and learning. The ITEC Conference is October 12-14, 2014. It will be held at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, IA. The conference is open to all educators and administrators in Iowa and beyond. 

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Sunday, October 12
 

9:00am

Classrooms Gone Google

Are you looking for ways to use Google in your classroom? This hands on workshop will cover classroom ideas, strategies and tips for using Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Draw and Forms), Google Sites as well as popular apps and extensions to support learning in your classroom.  Jamie Fath is a Google Education Trainer who went Google more than 10 years ago.



Speakers
avatar for Jamie Fath

Jamie Fath

Other, Southeast Polk CSD
Jamie Fath is the technology integration coordinator for Southeast Polk CSD and works with teachers to integrate technology to enhance learning in their classroom. She has worked with teachers, administrators and students to use technology for learning for the past 10 years. Besides her daily work, Jamie serves on the board for the Iowa Technology Education Connection which runs multiple conferences and workshops throughout the year; helps to... Read More →


Sunday October 12, 2014 9:00am - 3:30pm
302

9:00am

Creating a Maker Environment
Maker (n)   mak*er   [máykər]    1. Creator or cause: a creator, source, or cause of something

Looking for ways to engage and inspire your students to solve real world problems utilizing creativity, collaboration and problem solving?  With fun and self-fulfillment as a catalyst, the Makers Movement is a fast-growing, global community focused on learning and using practical skills and applying them in a creative manner.  Emphasizing student-led, informal and shared learning, Making offers individuals a chance to problem solve in a participatory approach and create new concepts that make learning come alive.   Join the Science Center of Iowa’s Education team to learn about the evolution of the Makers Movement, how to create a Makers Space in your classroom and inspire the maker mindset in your students.  

Sunday October 12, 2014 9:00am - 3:30pm
304

9:00am

Google Apps for School Leaders

In this session we will focus on a variety of ways you can use Google Apps to be more efficient, communicate better, and build collaboration in your building. We will focus on google drive, sites, gmail, and calendar. All of these strategies have been implemented in school districts and proven to work! This session is led by Andy Crozier who is a practicing Superintendent and a Google Education Trainer.



Speakers
avatar for Andy Crozier

Andy Crozier

Superintendent, Andrew CSD
Andy Crozier is the Superintendent of Andrew Community Schools in Andrew, IA and Easton Valley Community Schools in Preston, IA. Andy has lead professional development for superintendents, principals, technology directors, and teachers in many different areas of educational technology. Andy is a Google Certified Teacher, a Google Education Trainer, Apple Distinguished Educator, and Discovery Star Educator. In 2010, Andy was recognized by ISTE... Read More →


Sunday October 12, 2014 9:00am - 3:30pm
303

9:00am

BYOA = Build Your Own App

In this session, teachers and administrators are introduced to a professional, online, app-building tool they can use to make their own mobile apps. They will learn that building apps does not have to be a tedious and daunting project. Our "coding to learn" approach gives students a platform that allows them to easily build a content-rich, visually impressive, and professional mobile app. The program, called MAD-Learn, enables students to quickly see the finished product, and use technology creation as a means of serving the community, solving problems, building entrepreneurialism, and sharing ones ideas with the world.

 

Outline:

1. Intro (Informational apps vs. Gaming apps, uses/examples)

2. Getting started (ideation and mind-mapping)

3. App creation (using the CMS)

4. Lab work

5. Sharing

 

Details:

 

The workshop will be divided into five parts:

 

1. Introduction (The importance of teaching mobile app development, the "Coding to Learn" approach, Informational apps vs. Gaming apps, uses/examples)

 

2. Getting started ("Learning by Design" approach elements such as ideation and mind-mapping are shown to be foundations for solid app development)

 

3. App creation (Using a user-friendly, professional online management system to create an app without any prior knowledge of coding)

 

4. Lab work (Working in groups or as individuals to create the framework for a mobile app, while gaining an understanding of a logo and color's relationships to marketing and branding, copyright considerations, and user interface)

 

5. Sharing of finished products with the whole group 

Speakers

Sunday October 12, 2014 9:00am - 4:00pm
307

9:00am

Chromebook Management

Plan to attend this workshop on Chromebook management using Google Apps Admin Panel. Participants will have hands-on learning opportunities from basic-to-advanced management techniques for Chrome and Chromebook devices. Learn to manage 10 or 1000 Chromebook devices with ease.



Speakers
avatar for Mitch Dowhower

Mitch Dowhower

Google Apps and EdTech Consultant, Amplified IT
A passionate educator at heart with an IT background that is dedicated to bringing collaborative cloud based tools to schools all over the world. | | Mitch's professional resume includes the founding of the GAFE Admins community. This community is a thriving community full of professionals from multiple backgrounds that are dedicated to supporting Google Apps for Education in their schools. He has worked with school districts from across... Read More →


Sunday October 12, 2014 9:00am - 4:00pm
305

9:00am

Get Your Virtual Geek On

Mitch Piekarski (ByteSpeed - Network Administrator) will present an “Intro to Server Virtualization” workshop to discuss various virtualization technologies, but will focus on VMWare’s free vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) product.  NOTE: This workshop will provide a BASIC overview of server virtualization.



Speakers

Sunday October 12, 2014 9:00am - 4:00pm
311

1:00pm

Digital Signage

Join Anna Archer from ByteSpeed for a 2.5-hour hands-on Digital Signage Training. Anna will help you learn the Rise Display signage platform so you can get your signage up and running quickly and efficiently.



Sunday October 12, 2014 1:00pm - 3:30pm
310

1:00pm

iPads in the Classroom

In this session we will focus on structuring your classroom environment in order to get BIG results with the iPads you currently have. We will look at your current curriculum and discuss ways to utilize a variety of apps. This will be an interactive session with discussion and discovery time. Please bring your iPads!



Speakers
AN

Adam Nidey

Twitter @mrnidey


Sunday October 12, 2014 1:00pm - 3:30pm
306
 
Monday, October 13
 

8:00am

Power Using Twitter
Sure, you have tweeted and maybe even snapped a photo or two and sent it to the Twitterverse; but, are you using Twitter to its full potential? This class will explore the advanced features of Twitter. Are you using lists as a great way to find important relevant people to follow? Are you archiving tweets so you can reference them later on? Do you really know what happens when you send an at reply? Does your morning online paper include hash tag searches?? These items and many more will be discussed and demonstrated!

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Director, lesliefisher.com
Leslie Fisher's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her... Read More →


Monday October 13, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
104/105

8:00am

Telling Stories with the Youtube Editor
Time to stop just consuming and get started creating. Learn how to edit your videos with Youtube's amazing editing features. Video production teacher and Youtube Teacher Studio presenter, Jim Sill, will walk you through the basics of video production using mobile devices and Youtube’s free online Editor. Learn how to produce better videos with your own content right in the browser. Learn to take advantage of the amazing tools hidden in the tool like Creative Commons videos, free music, voice overs and more.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Sill

Jim Sill

Educational Technology Consultant, Jim Sill Consulting, Inc.
As a Google Apps Certified Trainer and Apple Certified Trainer, I enjoy traveling to new places around the world leading workshops on topics that include Using Video for Social Change, Cinematic Narrative Techniques, Encouraging a Creative Student, Google in the Classroom and much more.


Monday October 13, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
107/108

8:00am

A Google A Day Keeps Poor Searching Away
Google searching is increasingly part of our daily lives. Unfortunately, students (and sometimes teachers) often spend time searching in ways that are unproductive and do not lead to the best results. How does Google work? What role does Google searching have in the classroom or education in general? How can you improve your searching skills? Can searching be part of instruction and learning? Participants in this session will explore these questions and more. Learn basics tricks that improve searching results and take away tools and resources that can be applied in the classroom tomorrow.

Speakers
avatar for Travis Wilkins

Travis Wilkins

Instructional Technology Consultant, Heartland AEA
Travis Wilkins is an instructional technology consultant for Heartland AEA.


Monday October 13, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
315

8:00am

Augmented Reality in the Classroom
Experience and learn about Augmented Reality apps for teachers and students.

Speakers
avatar for Judy Griffin

Judy Griffin

Technology Coordinator/Director, Green Hills AEA
Judy is an Instructional Technology Consultant at Green Hills AEA and a Google Apps Edu Certified Trainer.


Monday October 13, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
305

8:00am

Create Free Stop-motion Videos with WeVideo

You will learn to create stop-motion videos using a webcam and the free version of WeVideo. You can then create videos for your class or teach students to make them. Stop motion videos can be an excellent alternative assessment to be used in place of tests or essays! This session has the following very specific requirements:

1. Bring a laptop or Chromebook with a webcam. You need to know how to take a snapshot with the webcam and how to save and retrieve it before attending the session. Please, NO iPads, Android tablets, smart phones, or other devices! This session is geared toward Chromebooks and laptops only.

2. Before attending the session you need (these are very preferred but not necessary):

A) a Gmail account

B) Google Chrome browser

C) Camera App installed in Chrome Browser (from Chrome Web Store).

D) WeVideo app installed in Chrome Browser (from Chrome Web Store). If you are a GAFE school, have your GAFE administrator install WeVideo if possible - but not necessary.



Speakers
avatar for Brian McLane

Brian McLane

English/Language Arts Teacher, Southwestern Wisconsin High School
Tech Integrationist Wannabe. In 33 years of teaching at East Dubuque (IL) High School, educational technology has become my passion. In my classes, I used (and taught) a variety of Web 2.0 tools including Prezi, PowToon, Glogster, LucidPress, Pixlr, GAFE, Weebly, WeVideo, Voki, and many more! I have taught (and continue to personally use) Adobe Creative Suite and MS PowerPoint. I have a BA in English Education from the University of Dubuque and... Read More →


Monday October 13, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
320

8:00am

Creating a culture of learning
Creating a culture of learning requires five things: Rules/expectations, procedures, student voice, an attitude of why, and a standard of learning. In this presentation we will discuss how to create a culture where learning is center and students and teachers are partners.

Speakers
avatar for Dane Barner

Dane Barner

Teacher, Webster City
I am a 5-8 Vocal Music teacher at Webster City Middle School. I am an early adopter, technology integrator, and student voice activist. Please connect with me @mrbarnerwcms and aroundthecornerthinking.com


Monday October 13, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
311

8:00am

E-rate funding: Big Changes are on the Horizon
E-rate funding plays a critical role in providing connectivity to most schools in Iowa. There will be major changes in the next few years in what gets funded and what does not. Pam Jacobs, Iowa's E-rate coordinator, will preview these changes, and provide advice on how schools can plan accordingly.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Jacobs

Pam Jacobs

E-Rate Coordinator, Iowa Department of Education
avatar for Lance Wilhelm

Lance Wilhelm

Director of Technology, Heartland AEA
I am the Director of Technology for Heartland AEA. We provide a wide variety of technology support and integration services to our districts. If it has to do with educational technology, I look forward to talking about it with you!


Monday October 13, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
312

8:00am

Finding Heroes: Transmedia Storytelling meets Narrative Nonfiction
Transmedia storytelling -- integrated narratives systematically delivered across multiple platforms -- presents an exciting opportunity to leverage personalized stories into virtual spaces. This presentation is the “how to” and “why to” aspects of combining CCSS, traditional writing, and technology to effect transformational learning.

Speakers
WC

Wendy Caszatt-Allen

8th grade ELA, Mid-Prairie Middle School
Currently employed with the Mid-Prairie Community School District as the Middle School 8th grade language arts teacher. I have 23 years teaching experience in elementary, middle school, and college level classrooms. I am interested in writing with students in digital spaces and using technology in creative and innovative ways to support the learning and teaching in an ELA classroom. My research focus is adolescent writing and the imagination... Read More →


Monday October 13, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
308

8:00am

Making Videos That Make a Difference
Learn how to create videos using screen capture software, while also assessing your student's knowledge of the content covered using questions integrated into the video. Use these videos to create a flipped classroom that uses formative assessments to guide differentiated instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Cassidy Peterson

Cassidy Peterson

7th Grade Science Teach and Secondary Technology Coordinator, Pleasant Valley School District
Hello, I am in my 9th year of teaching and I am in my third year as a technology coordinator. I enjoy using technology to make life easier and looking for ways to have it increase the potential of each student.


Monday October 13, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
303

8:00am

Minecraft in the Classroom
Students are crazy about Minecraft! What is Minecraft and how can it be used to engage students in the classroom? This is a beginner session introducing Minecraft Edu and Minecraft PE for use in the classroom.The programs will be used to explore creativity, collaboration, and link to the Core.

Speakers
avatar for Cathy Feldmann

Cathy Feldmann

Technology Coordinator, Saint Edward, Cedar Valley Catholic Schools
avatar for Sheila Miller

Sheila Miller

Technology Coordinator, Blessed Maria Assunta Pallotta (CVCS)
avatar for Joanna Seymour

Joanna Seymour

Technology Integrationist, Dike-New Hartford Community Schools
As Tech Integrationist for Dike-New Hartford Community schools, I am passionate about helping teachers and students use technology to create learning environments that inspire creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration.


Monday October 13, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
304

8:00am

Taking Ownership - Self Directed Professional Development
There are only so many professional development days in a school year. How can we think outside the box for providing learning opportunities for our teachers using educational technology tools? How can we provide these opportunities with flexible timing? How can we provide these opportunities and still encourage collaboration?

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Freking

Sarah Freking

District Technology Director, Storm Lake CSD
I am passionate about helping teachers integrate technology. I absolutely believe that a new paradigm of teaching and learning is necessary to teach 21st Century students. We owe it to our students to provide them with the greatest source of information available today-the Internet.


Monday October 13, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
302

8:00am

Technology Classes for the 21st Century and Beyond
Take your tech classes to a whole new level! Students at West Middle School in Sioux City are programming AR drones, producing lights shows set to music played by the band students, creating rear projection holograms and much more! Student engagement is at an all-time high. Tech teacher Mike Borrall will show you the secret to creating a dynamic technology class that emphasizes hands-on, real world technology projects that never fail to amaze!!

Speakers
avatar for Mike Borrall

Mike Borrall

Technology Teacher, Sioux City Community Schools
To sum me up I am a Husband, Father of 2, Technology Teacher, creator of http://teacherseeds.com , microsoft innovative educator. Check out my website Teacherseeds.com for over 1000 Tech resources, Augmented Reality templates, and Classroom Games.


Monday October 13, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
307

8:00am

Using Ipads in the K-2 Classroom
Oh YES! I have some ipads...what's next? We are teachers in a K-2 building who have been using ipads daily as an extension of learning. We will share a few apps, model a lesson and show how we've implemented ipads into our classroom as well as give time to ask questions and generate ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa White

Melissa White

Instructional Coach


Monday October 13, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
306

8:00am

Using Online Assessment Tools in the Classroom
We will explore online assessment tools for teachers that increase engagement and provide quick feedback to students, as well providing teachers with immediate access to results and a variety of data collection tools.


Monday October 13, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
309

8:00am

21st Century Learning Environment: Connecting school, home, and community through educational technology integration.
Learn how to use current and future educational technology to build a 21st Century learning environment that will increase achievement, parent and community involvement, educator efficacy, and school safety.

Speakers
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Haddock Education Technologies

Haddock Educational Technology
Experienced in integrating existing and new technology in schools utilizing innovative products from industry leaders, to provide a learning environment that inspires teachers and motivates students.


Monday October 13, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
319

8:00am

Introducing Distance Learning into the Classroom: Avaya’s Strategy Around Virtual Classrooms and Collaboration
Through demonstrations and discussion get insights from an award winning video collaboration platform that can be used on almost any platform.  See how virtual field trips, expert lectures and richer curriculum can be brought into the classroom.  Increase student engagement with interactive video, content sharing and visual learning.

Monday October 13, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
Board Room 2

8:00am

Managing iPads
iOS 8 provides powerful new ways to configure and deploy devices across institutions and includes features to help schools purchase, distribute, and manage apps with ease. Come to this seminar to learn how to configure, deploy, and manage iOS 8 in an education environment utilizing the volume purchase program (VPP), device enrollment program (DEP), mobile device management (MDM) and Apple Configurator (AC).

Speakers

Monday October 13, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
Board Room 3

8:00am

Optimizing Your Network

Aerohive Networks will be demoing their Centralized Management System. HiveManager, an out-of-band Network Management System (NMS) for simple policy configuration, firmware upgrades, and monitoring of up to thousands of Aerohive 802.11n access points, switches, and routers. A revolutionary new user-interface makes it easy and intuitive to create and deploy unified LAN and WLAN policies across your entire network.


Speakers

Monday October 13, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
314

8:00am

Sys Cloud
Google Apps Backup Software, that Heartland AEA 11 has adapted for there google suite. Will discuss the benefits and the use of the product.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Weets

Tim Weets

Network Specialist, Heartland AEA


Monday October 13, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
101

8:00am

Tech Creators, Not Just Consumers!
Focus is on key factors driving the “curriculum of code” in schools with an emphasis on predictions for the United States. We will examine the Crescerance MAD-Learn platform that enables even more students create their very own apps by developing and applying skills of entrepreneurialism, organization, development, and design.

Speakers

Monday October 13, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
317

8:00am

The Casper Suite
The Casper Suite offers a comprehensive approach to client device management, ensuring your environment is successfully maintained. The Casper Suite provides features and functions for IT administrators to help them with best practice strategies to meet the challenges of supporting the Apple platform in the enterprise.

Moderators
avatar for Kyle Bareis

Kyle Bareis

Senior Systems Engineer, JAMF Software

Speakers
avatar for Jason Busch

Jason Busch

Senior Account Executive, Education, JAMF Software
Our Casper Suite and Casper Focus tools make it easy for schools to unleash the power of Apple technologies in the classroom — giving IT managers a robust way to manage all Apple computers and devices under their control, while ensuring faculty and students enjoy the rich and intuitive end-user experience that the Apple platform is known for worldwide.


Monday October 13, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
318

8:00am

The Common Core State Standards
To master the CCSS, students must be taught by tech-enabled educators. We will focus on providing the professional development needed to prepare educators by combining the context of the standards with the technology skills required to be proficient in the standard and highlight CCSS lessons available through Atomic Learning. 

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Anderson

Andrea Anderson

Manager of Integration and Customer Support, Atomic Learning


Monday October 13, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
316

8:00am

Leading Future Ready Schools
What does it mean for schools to be future ready? How can school leaders design a system that is ready for the classrooms of 2030? In this session, Jimmy Casas, Matt Degner, and Andy Crozier will lead a discussion about what schools need to be considering to be "future ready"! 

Speakers
avatar for Jimmy Casas

Jimmy Casas

Principal, Bettendorf High School
Jimmy Casas is in his 22nd year of administrative leadership, including the last 13 years as Principal at Bettendorf High School. He is passionate about kids, serving others, and cultivating school cultures that focus on excellence for all students & staff. Jimmy was named the 2012 Iowa Secondary Principal of the Year and was selected as one of three finalists for NASSP 2013 National Secondary Principal of the Year. Jimmy is the Co-Founder... Read More →
avatar for Andy Crozier

Andy Crozier

Superintendent, Andrew CSD
Andy Crozier is the Superintendent of Andrew Community Schools in Andrew, IA and Easton Valley Community Schools in Preston, IA. Andy has lead professional development for superintendents, principals, technology directors, and teachers in many different areas of educational technology. Andy is a Google Certified Teacher, a Google Education Trainer, Apple Distinguished Educator, and Discovery Star Educator. In 2010, Andy was recognized by ISTE... Read More →
MD

Matt Degner

Matt Degner is the Principal of South East Junior High in Iowa City.  He is the co-founder and co-moderator of #IAedchat.  He serves as an organizer for #Edcampiowa and was a Bammy Award Nominee.  Matt is also a Phd student in Educational Leadership at the University of Iowa.  He has successfully rolled out a 1:1 iPad initiative, led several technology teams and pilots,  and is currently working to implement Genius Hour... Read More →


Monday October 13, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
310

8:00am

Learning and Innovation in a 1 iPad Classroom
You don't need to be 1:1 in order to teach and innovate with iPads in the classroom. So, join us and discover some of the best ways to use just one or two iPads with an entire class of tech-hungry students!

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Wylie

Jonathan Wylie

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood Area Education Agency
Jonathan Wylie is a Technology Consultant for Grant Wood AEA in Eastern Iowa. He helps schools integrate technology in an authentic and meaningful way. He is also the co-host of The Edtech Take Out podcast. You can connect with Jonathan on Twitter or via his blog at jonathanwylie.com.


Monday October 13, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
313

8:00am

Speedgeeking with Coffeechug Version 2.0
This rapid fire session will be packed full of technology tips, tricks, and ideas to lead a more productive life as an educator. All tools and concepts have been experimented by Coffeechug and how they are used to be more productive, heighten learning in the classroom as well as with staff. Come ready to be part of a high octane dialogue of hacks and innovations to allow you time to enjoy that cup of coffee. All ideas presented are brand new and no repeats from the session last year.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Maurer

Aaron Maurer

Instructional Coach, Bettendorf Community School District
Iowa Teacher of Year Finalist, Maker Wannabe, Instructional Coach, Robotics, LEGO infatuation, coffee in my hand. Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert15 · www.coffeeforthebrain.com


Monday October 13, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
102/103

9:00am

Crossroads
We live and teach in a remarkable time.  But it is not without problems.  This session looks back at the past, present, and future of education with a lens on technologies role on how we can help to bring education forward.  Quick paced and filled with humor and engaging videos."

Speakers

Monday October 13, 2014 9:00am - 10:35am
Grand Ball Room

10:35am

Vendor Time
Monday October 13, 2014 10:35am - 11:00am
HyVee Hall A

11:10am

Augment Your Reality
One of the fastest growing technology practices, Augmented Reality takes places, locations and materials and adds an additional dimension of content and learning that has never been experienced before. Augmented Reality is not just being used in the classroom, but the boardroom, billboard, magazine, city and much much more. We will also show you how easy it is to create your own Augmented Reality.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Director, lesliefisher.com
Leslie Fisher's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her... Read More →


Monday October 13, 2014 11:10am - 12:00pm
104/105

11:10am

"Appy Hour": Create, Connect, Communicate, and Collaborate With iPads!

Come join us for “Appy Hour” to learn how to create, connect, communicate, and collaborate (4 Cs) with iPads!  The presenters will share various apps that apply to the 4 Cs!  Not only will the audience learn about various apps, but the presenters will also show personal examples done in the classroom and school library setting!  There are apps galore, but we are choosing to focus on the very best of the best apps that can be applied and used in multiple content areas!  You will leave this presentation with a plethora of apps, resources, ideas and confidence to implement!  Come to our “Appy” place and leave inspired!



Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Feight

Benjamin Feight

4th Grade Teacher, Mason City Community School District
I teach fourth grade at Harding Elementary School in Mason City. This is my third year teaching, and is my second year in the Mason City Community School District. Prior to coming here, I taught 3rd grade in Mount Vernon. I am excited to help my students achieve their potential and learn from the professionals around me. | | I grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, but have family connections to Mason City with my mom having been a former... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Staudt

Sarah Staudt

PreK-12 Teacher-Librarian, Mason City Community School District
PreK-12 Teacher-Librarian, Passionate Educator/Learner/Tech Integrationist, Mommy of 2 Boys (4yr&7yr), Team Player, Collaborator


Monday October 13, 2014 11:10am - 12:00pm
306

11:10am

Blended Learning & Statewide E-Curriculum
AEA PD Online is in its second year of offering free Moodle hosting and E-curriculum. This session will demonstrate new courses within its catalog and new features within its system, highlighting several pilot projects. Participants will walk away with access to the system and E-curriculum catalog.

Speakers
avatar for Evan Abbey

Evan Abbey

Program Director, AEA PD Online
As a collaborative of Iowa's Area Education Agencies, we offer online professional development and services for schools to deliver their own online or blended learning. This includes self-paced trainings and courses for school employees, facilitated courses, online teacher communities, LMS hosting, e-curriculum, and our new Student Personalized Learning System. Come by our booth to see the wide array of options and how they can support your... Read More →
avatar for Denise Krefting

Denise Krefting

Instructional Designer, AEA PD Online
I am currently an Instructional Designer for AEA PD Online working with teachers, administrators and districts to infuse technology into their online/blended curriculum.
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Peggy Steinbronn

AEA PD Online


Monday October 13, 2014 11:10am - 12:00pm
316

11:10am

Creating Webinars for Social Connections
This session will introduce how to create webinars to enhance social connections. It includes the several aspects to make webinars successful, such as the technology aspects, organizing aspects and interaction aspects. It provides some tips for using webinars to enhance social connections both for classroom teaching and teacher professional development.

Speakers
PG

Ping Gao

Associate professor, University of Northern Iowa
Dr. Ping Gao is an associate professor at the College of Education, University of Northern Iowa. With over 20 years of teaching and research experiences in three countries (China, Singapore and the USA), her research agenda is built around the areas of teacher learning, technology-supported learning, and strengths-based practice. She has published tens of academic journal articles and has presented at national and international professional... Read More →
avatar for Nikki Lyons

Nikki Lyons

Graduate Student/ Graduate Assistant in Instructional Technology, University of Northern Iowa


Monday October 13, 2014 11:10am - 12:00pm
303

11:10am

Customizing Your Tech PD
Ever feel like your PD is designed for another staff? This workshop will present tips, tools, and strategies for customizing your Technology PD to fit the needs of your staff. The concept of Flipped PD will also be explored.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Link

Christina Link

Staff Development/Training, Burlington Community School District


Monday October 13, 2014 11:10am - 12:00pm
302

11:10am

Feedback Forum
Giving your students feedback is critical to their growth, but is often very time consuming especially when you have 100 students (or more!). Discuss and learn about ways to use technology that assist the feedback process in getting your reflections back to students.

Speakers
avatar for Amber Bridge

Amber Bridge

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Amber Bridge is a technology consultant at Grant Wood AEA. She has previously worked for 10 years as a middle school science teacher in Iowa. Amber is a Google Educator for Apps and Chrome as well as an advocate for flipped learning. She believes that technology should seamlessly blend into the learning environment created by the teacher in a way that enhances the classroom relationships.


Monday October 13, 2014 11:10am - 12:00pm
309

11:10am

GAM - FlashPanel Smack down
If you are a Google Apps for Education Administrator or your school is looking to move to Google Apps, you will want to come to this session. The Google Apps Control Panel is a powerful tool, but there are some that offer even more options. GAM and FlashPanel are two of those options. Come see how a free and for pay application compare and contrast.

Speakers
avatar for Karl Hehr

Karl Hehr

Technology Coordinator/Director, Ames Community School District
Tech director @ Ames CSD. Passionate, driven & outspoken advocate for change in education. Apple fanboy, CCA, DEN Star Educator & Google Certified Trainer.
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Lance Lennon

District Technology Director, Eagle Grove Community School District
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, and an Authorized Google Education Trainer. His district has been using Google Apps for Education for the past five and a half years. Lance is a Google proponent and all around Google enthusiast.


Monday October 13, 2014 11:10am - 12:00pm
320

11:10am

Get Everyone in the Game: Leveling the Digital Playing Field
How does one of the biggest middle schools in Iowa (we are NOT 1:1!) level the digital playing field for students? We accomplish this through a flipped classroom approach, Google Apps, digital portfolios, classroom learning platform (Infinite Campus), Web 2.0 tools, a digital citizenship curriculum, teaching the importance of digital footprints, etc.

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Connie Jeschke

Digital Literacy Educator, Bettendorf Community School District
I teach Digital Literacy to sixth graders which emcompasses digital citizenship lessons and use of technology, especially Google Apps for Education. I also teach Honors 6 and 7 Language Arts. This is my second year as a district model teacher as a part of the Teacher Leadership state program.
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Deb Temperly

Bettendorf Middle School Teacher-Librarian, Bettendorf Community School District
I am the teacher-librarian at Bettendorf Middle School in Bettendorf, Iowa. In addition to overseeing the library's administration, I also teach 7th grade Digital Literacy II classes. I love to talk about our district's library program and anything related to computers and the digital literacy curriculum at BMS.


Monday October 13, 2014 11:10am - 12:00pm
308

11:10am

How Do You Google?
Search engines have become so advanced that searching is easier than ever. It is so easy, we don’t even think about how to search anymore. This session is intended for users of all levles and will show you how to make Google search better for you and your students

Speakers
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Michelle Cowell

Instructional Technology Consultant, AEA 267


Monday October 13, 2014 11:10am - 12:00pm
315

11:10am

How to incorporate computer coding in the curriculum to enhance technology literacy for all students
Computer coding is an important component of digital literacy. Participants will learn about the importance of coding for all students in the common core. A variety of coding options such as Scratch, Kodable, Kodu, Tynker, and Alice will be demonstrated along with curriculum support such as Code.org, Codeacademy, and Bootstrap.

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Ann Nicholson

Retired teacher and tech facilitator, Cedar Rapids Community Schools
I'm an avid supporter of infusing 21st Century Skills into the curriculum through appropriate integration of technology and pedagogy. I'm also promoting coding in the classroom and volunteering at a coder dojo.


Monday October 13, 2014 11:10am - 12:00pm
313

11:10am

Implementing Canvas into the Classroom
This presentation is aimed at teachers who are using Canvas for the first time (or are in their first year of using Canvas) and want to know more about the basic functions of online course management, and who would like to explore this platform beyond its basic functions.

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Bill Lammers

Instructional Design Strategist and Teacher, George Washington High School
Bill Lammers has been a full-time Language Arts, Theater and Technology teacher in Iowa for 25 years; this year, he is splitting his duties between the classroom as a teacher, and his new role as Instructional Design Strategist at George Washington High School in Cedar Rapids. His emphasis is in the area of implementing instructional technology, specifically helping colleagues extend their use of Canvas in the classroom. As a member of a... Read More →


Monday October 13, 2014 11:10am - 12:00pm
310

11:10am

LanSchool - Loading Dynamic Class Lists from Infinite Campus
LanSchool is a powerful tool for teachers to monitor and utilize 1:1 laptops in their classrooms. However, manually creating class lists is often tedious and time consuming for many teachers, to the point where many don't even bother with LanSchool. What if teachers could be given automatically generated class lists? What if those lists were always up-to-date with the latest schedule information, pulled directly from Infinite Campus? Come learn how Pella Community Schools integrated class schedules from Infinite Campus with LanSchool class lists to empower their teachers in a 1:1 environment. Presentation will discuss the SQL queries, Casper Suite policies, and LanSchool import standards needed to make it work.

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Jim Edgeton

IT Systems Administrator, Pella Community School District
I graduated from Central College in 2010 with a major in Computer Science and a minor in Environmental Studies. I worked at Pella Corporation as a UNIX/Linux Administrator for about 2 years before taking the IT Systems Administrator position at the Pella School District in October 2012. | | I live in Pella with my wife, Adena and 2 year old son, Khy. We enjoy spending time together and with our extended family, playing board games, and... Read More →


Monday October 13, 2014 11:10am - 12:00pm
101

11:10am

Leaving Opportunity on the Shelf
PK12 schools seemingly always hit the headlines as an enterprise in need of resources. Most districts, however, leave a great amount of valuable resources on the shelf every year. Let's examine these opportunities with respect to 1:1 initiatives as a catalyst to look at other constraints we put around ones thinking about school.

Speakers
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Dr. Gordon K Dahlby

Owner, Ed Tech Leadership & Policy Consulting
What matters most is not what the technology is, but what technology does in support of learning.My passions are nurturing talent and talent development through critical conversations and relationships. | @gdahlbyScoop.IT http://www.scoop.it/u/edtechleadersConnected Education: Connectededucators.org | CoSN: http://cosn.org ISTE: http://iste.org | Educational Technology Leadership and Policy Consultant to advise districts and administrators... Read More →


Monday October 13, 2014 11:10am - 12:00pm
311

11:10am

Preventing the Zombie Apocalypse: Digital Tools for Student Engagement
Engagement can be elusive in the classroom. In this interactive session, you will learn and experience strategies for designing a learning environment using digital tools in innovative ways to engage learners. Synthesizing current research about the brain, understanding of diverse needs, best practices in instruction, and the common threads in the Common Core, you will begin to rethink what education and school mean in the 21st century and how you can reimagine your role as an educator.

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Gerald Aungst

Supervisor of Gifted and Elementary Math, School District of Cheltenham Township
I'm a curriculum nerd, and love to share anything about mathematics, digital tech, and gifted education. I'm also passionate about equity and opportunity, personalized learning, and innovative professional development (Edcamp!). I want to learn more about project-based learning and makerspaces.


Monday October 13, 2014 11:10am - 12:00pm
307

11:10am

Professional Development: Purpose, Place, Tool
Explore the 1:1 implementation strategy of "Purpose, Place, Tool." Gather ideas about how to keep the main focus of professional development on the "Purpose" while still effectively utilizing the "Tool." Receive tips for strategic and differentiated professional development that supports both teacher instruction and navigation of the 1:1 device.

Speakers
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Tricia Kurtt

Instructional Coach and Gifted and Talented Teacher, Norwalk Community Schools
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Jennifer O'Connor

Teacher Librarian / Technology & Data Coach, Norwalk High School


Monday October 13, 2014 11:10am - 12:00pm
304

11:10am

That’s Digital Citizenship! (K-2 Edition)
It’s no secret: too much content, too little time.  Fortunately, teachers can deliver a robust digital citizenship curriculum by embedding a few key points across the curriculum.  Participants will examine the connections between the Common Core State Standards and the Iowa Core 21st Century Skills, share digital citizenship resources for the K-2 classroom, and develop a plan of action for addressing any curriculum gaps.  Please plan to bring a laptop or mobile device to this session.

Speakers
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Steven Hopper

Curriculum Technology Coordinator, Ankeny Community School District
Father, Thinker, Educational Leader.


Monday October 13, 2014 11:10am - 12:00pm
314

11:10am

The Power of Students as Creators and Contributors
Unleash the creativity of your students! Come get inspired with fun ideas for storytelling, creating graphic organizers, making multimedia posters, creating animated videos, and much more. Let students demonstrate their knowledge in creative ways beyond that traditional multiple choice test and share their creations with the world. This session is packed full of tools that foster creative thinking and prepare students to be real world contributors.

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Heather Holm

School Improvement Coordinator / Technology Integration Specialist / ELL Coordinator, North Butler High School
Heather Holm is the school improvement coordinator and technology integrationist at North Butler, a 1:1 laptop school. She is passionate about engaging learners in higher order tasks, incorporating collaboration, increasing efficiency, differentiating instruction, and providing meaningful feedback with technology.


Monday October 13, 2014 11:10am - 12:00pm
312

11:10am

Using Technology with Limited Hardware Resources
How do they expect me to incorporate technology when they don't give me anything? It is a frustrating experience, but there is a way. Let me introduce you to a path around the hardware obstacles and still offer students a meaningful integration experience. By using some basic tools you can easily create an interactive board, or even make use of 6 or less computers in a room of 24 students.

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Rainey Miller

6th/7th Grade Science, Roosevelt Middle School- Cedar Rapids Community School District
Hello, my name is Rainey Miller and I am a 6th /7th grade science teacher at Roosevelt Middle School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I am originally from Cedar Rapids, and have a BA in Elementary and Middle School Education from the University of Northern Iowa. I am currently an Iowa State University masters student through the Center in Technology and Learning. This is my eleventh year of teaching. I have taught in a wide range of schools and... Read More →


Monday October 13, 2014 11:10am - 12:00pm
305

11:10am

Connecting The Dots
Connecting students with each other, authors, & experts, is an excellent way to help learning and passions grow. A teacher, a teacher librarian, and an author will share experiences, along with tips for success and how to get started. Learn about International Dot Day & how to bring this event to your school!

Speakers
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Shannon McClintock Miller

Teacher Librarian Consultant, Speaker, & Author, Teacher Librarian Consultant, Speaker, & Author
Shannon, a mom of three wonderful children, is a teacher librarian and technology integration specialist. She is an educational consultant for Mackin Educational Resources, Director of School and Library Strategy for In This Together Media and Executive Director of Library & Educational Services for Biblionasium. | | She speaks and consults in Iowa and around the country on education, librarianship, technology, social media, and making a... Read More →
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Peter Reynolds

Founder/CEO FableVision and FableVision Learning, FableVision and FableVision Learning
Creativity champion Peter H. Reynolds is a NY Times best-selling author/illustrator and founder of FableVision Learning, creating technology tools to inspire young writers, artists and thinkers. Known world-wide for illustrating the Judy Moody series, (soon to be released as a feature film) his "classroom classic" books, "The Dot," "Ish," "Sky Color" and "The North Star" embody his mission to inspire all learners to bravely express who they are... Read More →
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Terry Shay

K-12 Vocal Music Teacher, @tjshay, North Tama County Community School
My passion is to ramp up creativity in schools by providing opportunities for students to show how they are smart in different ways. I'm a huge fan of International Dot Day. | | In my spare time, I am Lead Ambassador for FableVision Learning.


Monday October 13, 2014 11:10am - 12:00pm
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11:10am

Untangling the Web
With so many tools out there for educators, come explore some the best ones and how they can make an impact in the classroom.

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Monday October 13, 2014 11:10am - 12:00pm
107/108

11:10am

Digital Signage Roundtable
During this session, join Anna Hanson from ByteSpeed, Robert Ogan (Technology Coordinator IEC), Phil Trimble (Pocahontas), Tim Buenz (Jefferson-Scranton), Joe Wakeman (Nevada), Mike Schmidt and Nick Schelle (Prairie Lakes AEA) in a round table discussion about digital signage.  This will be a conversation style session that will focus on digital signage deployments featuring Rise Display, but not limited to.  The goal of this session is to collaborate, share successes and failures, think outside of the box, and work on how we can get the most out of our displays.

Speakers
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Anna Archer

Account Manager, ByteSpeed
Account Manager at ByteSpeed
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Tim Buenz

Director of Technology, Greene County CSD
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Robert Ogan

Coordinator, Iowa Educators Consortium
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Joe Wakeman

Director of Technology, Nevada Community Schools


Monday October 13, 2014 11:10am - 12:00pm
Board Room 2

11:10am

iBooks Author: Creating Multi-Touch Resources for iPad and Mac
Using iBooks Author, a free authoring tool for the Mac, anyone can easily create full-screen, interactive multi-touch books and learning resources for iPads and Macs. Learn how to bring learning to life by inserting interactive diagrams, photos, video, 3D objects and more into your eBook. In this workshop, you'll explore resources created by students, teachers and publishers, and create a partial practice iBooks-authored book. Come with ideas and leave with practical knowledge about how to create an eBook using iBooks Author. 

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Monday October 13, 2014 11:10am - 12:00pm
Board Room 3

11:10am

Implement Common Core and be Home in Time for Dinner
Join this interactive BYOD session to learn specific, easy-to-manage strategies that enrich the existing literacy curriculum in your schools. Emphasized will be ways to measure text complexity through crowd-sourced online tools, and interactive resources that help students succeed with complex texts and difficult vocabulary.

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TeachingBooks.net

Founder & Executive Director, Nick Glass, TeachingBooks.net
Meet TeachingBooks.net — a joy-filled website providing thousands of book and author resources, professional development, and literacy connections to support the books already being read in your schools. Start exploring at www.TeachingBooks.net/SCReads | | Come say hi to us at booth #48 and ask us how to… | - Give your teachers a profound and fun way to excite students about reading. | - Discover engaging, time-saving, relevant... Read More →


Monday October 13, 2014 11:10am - 12:00pm
319

11:10am

Using Read Naturally Technology to Improve Reading Fluency
Read Naturally's research-based fluency development strategies have led to their adoption by school districts nationwide. Learn how Read Naturally's Technology programs based on Teacher Modeling, Repeated Reading and Progress Monitoring have improved the fluency, vocabulary and comprehension of students across all grade levels.

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CarolAnn Kane

Consultant, Reading Specialist,, Read Naturally, Inc.


Monday October 13, 2014 11:10am - 12:00pm
318

11:10am

21+ Digital Learning Tools Every 21st Century Teacher Should Know!
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Leigh Zeitz

Associate Professor, University of Northern Iowa
Dr. Z is first and foremost a teacher. He has had the privilege of teaching at all levels from first through twelfth grade in public, private and prison schools as well as at several universities. As an associate professor in the Instructional Technology program at the University of Northern Iowa, Dr. Zeitz engages practicing and future teachers in supporting active learning through technology. Dr. Z’s exploration into Rube Goldberg-oriented... Read More →


Monday October 13, 2014 11:10am - 12:00pm
317

12:00pm

Lunch
Monday October 13, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
HyVee Hall A

1:10pm

Google Glass
Come discover what Google Glass is and how it works. This class will show you the setup, use, features, implications and educational possibilities of Google Glass.

Speakers
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Leslie Fisher

Director, lesliefisher.com
Leslie Fisher's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her... Read More →


Monday October 13, 2014 1:10pm - 2:00pm
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1:10pm

Anytime Anywhere PD
How Cedar Rapids is using Canvas LMS to deliver Professional Development to staff in a variety of situations. Fully online courses, training modules, supplemental information and new teacher training have been developed for staff to have choices in how they are engaged in PD opportunities.

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Holly Palmersheim

Technology Professional Development Facilitator, Cedar Rapids Community School District


Monday October 13, 2014 1:10pm - 2:00pm
310

1:10pm

App Smashing
App Smashing- students and teachers use a variety of apps and tools for creating content on the ipad or laptop and then publish to the web. Utilizing multiple tools and apps provides opportunity for enriched product creation and targeting the Iowa Core Standards that require multimedia use.

Speakers
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Michelle Cowell

Instructional Technology Consultant, AEA 267
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Shaelynn Farnsworth

AEA 267: Education Services Consultant, Iowa
Shaelynn is a leader in the convergence between literacy and technology. As High School teacher she redefined her English classroom as not only a place to learn about literature but also explore how technology is shaping the future of communications. Shaelynn is a Google Certified Innovator and regularly provides professional development to educators around the country. She is also a Certified Project-Based Learning Educator.
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Kay Schmalen

Science/Technology Consultant, AEA 267
Science/Technology Consultant. Google Certified Trainer.  An Iowa native, Middle School ELA and Science Teacher in Canton, SD for 11  email: kschmalen@aea267.k12.ia.usTwitter: schma3


Monday October 13, 2014 1:10pm - 2:00pm
306

1:10pm

Assessment with Tech
Story Builder, Infuse Learning, YouTube and Kaizena are really cool tools that provide a way to assess and reflect on knowledge in different ways. Write a story on what you know with Story Builder. Use the Webcam Capture feature of YouTube To record “what you know”. Kaizena allows teachers and students to leave audio comments in a Google Doc.

Speakers
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Maryann Angeroth

Technology Coordinator/Director, Green Hills AEA
Green Hills Area Education Agency employs Maryann as an Instructional Technology and Continuous Improvement Consultant to support schools in southwest Iowa. Maryann assists schools with technology integration especially as it pertains to the implementation of a 1-1 computing device.  Schools are using PC and Mac laptops plus iPads, Google Chromebooks and tablets for this initiative.  She is a Google Certified Trainer and provides training for... Read More →


Monday October 13, 2014 1:10pm - 2:00pm
309

1:10pm

Building Literacy with iMovie
Students and teacher from Northeast Hamilton CSD will showcase how they utilized iMovie and iMovie trailer on iPads to showcase understanding of a variety of texts. Students will share how they utilized Common Core skills like: pre-writing, collaboration, problem solving, critical thinking, summarizing, and working with multiple genres in the classroom. This session will offer hands-on training for using iMovie and iMovie trailers and will incorporate student mentors.

Speakers
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Sherry Leksell

7-12 English/Lang. Arts teacher, Northeast Hamilton CSD


Monday October 13, 2014 1:10pm - 2:00pm
101

1:10pm

Creating a Professional Development Program Based on Bloom’s Taxonomy and the SAMR Model
Professional development (PD) is the keystone to the success of any new program. Attendees will learn how an effective PD program can be created and implemented by using the ISTE standards, Bloom’s Taxonomy and the SAMR model. Techniques for assessing and personalizing the PD will be shared.

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Dr. Dennis McElroy

Professor of Education, Graceland University
Professor of Education and Director of Technology for the Edmund J. Gleazer School of Education. Lead contact for GUniverse initiative. Member of the ISTE Advocacy Board of Directors. Chair, Professional Development for Teacher Education Network; ISTE, Former ITEC board member and Vice-President. Expert in technology integration and faculty professional development.


Monday October 13, 2014 1:10pm - 2:00pm
311

1:10pm

Deploying iPads using DEP
Session will go over the process for setting up DEP, Apple's iPad deployment program. This will include tying this to a MDM, Managed App distribution and converting VPP codes. I will go over situations when this method of distribution is preferable to Configurator.

Speakers
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Jason Marshall

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Technology Consultant, Grant Wood AEA


Monday October 13, 2014 1:10pm - 2:00pm
106

1:10pm

Genius Hour In the 4th Grade Classroom
Genius Hour continues to gain momentum in the world of education. This presentation aims to showcase one 4th grades journey through the world of independent projects. Come learn from staff and students how they started this journey, the technology tools they used, and the impact it had on their learning.

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Karen Bender

4th Grade - Washington Township Elementary | Mid-Prairie Community School, Wellman, IA
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Frank Slabaugh

Learning Design Coach, Mid-Prairie Community Schools
Frank Slabaugh is a Learning Design Coach for the Mid-Prairie Community School District. He works with teachers K-12 to develop innovative learning opportunities for their students. Prior to working as a Learning Design Coach he served as a K-5 Special Education Teacher. Connect with Frank on Twitter (@fslabaugh).


Monday October 13, 2014 1:10pm - 2:00pm
304

1:10pm

Google Apps for Education: Not Just for the Classroom!
Google Applications provide administrators and district leaders a collaborative platform for communicating and coordinating. Share calendars and documents to make meetings more efficient. Collect information from staff with a quick Google form. Administration from Boone CSD will share how Google Applications are helping us be 21st century leaders.

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Jill Janes

Director of Innovative Learning, Boone CSD
Director of Innovative Learning for Boone CSD, helping amazing staff implement amazing work. Advocate for technology integration that is "just good teaching". Former middle school literacy teacher. #UKSTL Ph.D
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Carolyn Manard

Middle School Principal/SPED Director, Boone Community School District
Carolyn Manard has been with the Boone CSD for the past 11 years. She was assistant principal at Boone High School for four years and this is her seventh year as Boone Middle School principal. She is also the Special Education Director for the school district. Carolyn has her Masters of Science in Special Education, Masters of Education in Educational Leadership, Specialist Degree in Superintendency and is currently working on her doctorate... Read More →


Monday October 13, 2014 1:10pm - 2:00pm
315

1:10pm

Green Screen
In this session, 5th graders from Bergman Academy will showcase their work with iPad green screen technology. They will take participants through the process they followed and explain how it fit within their academic content. Time will be provided for participants to explore this technology with the student presenters.

Speakers
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Deb Vail

Instructional Technology Consultant, Heartland AEA
Passionate about project-based learning and tech integration


Monday October 13, 2014 1:10pm - 2:00pm
303

1:10pm

How Do We Find the Time?
There are only so many professional development days in a school year. How can we think outside the box for providing learning opportunities for our teachers using educational technology tools? How can we provide these opportunities with flexible timing? How can we provide these opportunities and still encourage collaboration?

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Sarah Freking

District Technology Director, Storm Lake CSD
I am passionate about helping teachers integrate technology. I absolutely believe that a new paradigm of teaching and learning is necessary to teach 21st Century students. We owe it to our students to provide them with the greatest source of information available today-the Internet.
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Erin Olson

Instructional Leader/Curriculum Director, Sioux Central Community School
Erin currently serves Sioux Central Community School as an Instructional Leader and Curriculum Director. She has taught middle school language arts and high school English for a combined total of ten years before supporting technology integration at PLAEA for three years. Erin is a passionate educator and curriculum designer. In 2015, she received the ITEC State Technology Leader Award. She has been nationally recognized for her work as a... Read More →


Monday October 13, 2014 1:10pm - 2:00pm
302

1:10pm

iBooks Author
During this "make and take" session, attendees will explore iBooks Author, learn how they can incorporate this Mac app into their teaching and learning, and will leave with a finished, or nearly finished book!

Speakers
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Stephanie Laird

Instructional Coach
Stephanie is an Instructional Coach at Mitchellville Elementary, a 1:1 school with iPads, Nexus Tablets, Chromebooks, and MacBooks in preschool through fifth grade. As an Instructional Coach, she works alongside teachers to impact student learning through the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Connect with Stephanie at stephanie.laird@southeastpolk.org and on Twitter at @LairdLearning


Monday October 13, 2014 1:10pm - 2:00pm
320

1:10pm

Iowa Public Television & PBS: New Online Resources for Iowa Classrooms
Iowa Public Television and PBS provide online resources that support STEM, literacy, historical thinking, civic literacy, global awareness, Iowa connections, and other characteristics critical to the 21st century classroom. Games, websites and apps are available at no cost to Iowa educators. Join this presentation to explore several innovative resources for your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Bryan Bauer

Bryan Bauer

Instructional Design & Technology, Iowa Public Television
Iowa Public Television


Monday October 13, 2014 1:10pm - 2:00pm
308

1:10pm

Learn about Iowa STEM Technology offering with Microsoft IT Academy
Come learn about the IT Academy offering being used by XX of schools and community colleges to STEM initiative in Iowa. You learn more about IT Academy, how it’s been rolled out in Iowa, lessons learned, and best practices from your peers. Both Iowa STEM and Microsoft representatives will present.

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Microsoft Corporation

At Microsoft we believe that providing quality education to the 1.4 billion students around the world is essential to the future of our society. Technology can expand the power of education and unlock the potential of students, educators and schools. To make this technology available worldwide we partner with education communities, delivering solutions, services and programs that help people learn.


Monday October 13, 2014 1:10pm - 2:00pm
316

1:10pm

Lessons from Entrepreneurs for Schools, Teachers and Students
Join this panel of nationally and internationally recognized leaders in education will share lessons from their experiences as entrepreneurs for Schools, Teachers and Students. Invited panelists include keynoter Adam Bellow (eduClipper.net), and Iowans Chris Bergman, Executive Director, Waukee Center for Advanced Professional Studies (http://www.waukeecaps.org/), and Shannon McClintock Miller. Moderator is former ISTE Board member, Dr. Gordon Dahlby

Speakers
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Dr. Gordon K Dahlby

Owner, Ed Tech Leadership & Policy Consulting
What matters most is not what the technology is, but what technology does in support of learning.My passions are nurturing talent and talent development through critical conversations and relationships. | @gdahlbyScoop.IT http://www.scoop.it/u/edtechleadersConnected Education: Connectededucators.org | CoSN: http://cosn.org ISTE: http://iste.org | Educational Technology Leadership and Policy Consultant to advise districts and administrators... Read More →
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Shannon McClintock Miller

Teacher Librarian Consultant, Speaker, & Author, Teacher Librarian Consultant, Speaker, & Author
Shannon, a mom of three wonderful children, is a teacher librarian and technology integration specialist. She is an educational consultant for Mackin Educational Resources, Director of School and Library Strategy for In This Together Media and Executive Director of Library & Educational Services for Biblionasium. | | She speaks and consults in Iowa and around the country on education, librarianship, technology, social media, and making a... Read More →


Monday October 13, 2014 1:10pm - 2:00pm
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1:10pm

Put the Content First with Apple TV/Chromecast/Reflector
How do you make your classroom content driven? Wireless projection is a powerful way to take the teacher away from the front of the classroom and let the content take center stage. Find out how to achieve this using MacBooks, iPads or Chromebooks as well as some teaching methods.

Speakers
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Jarod Bormann

Instructional Technology Integration, Keystone AEA
http://about.me/jbormann


Monday October 13, 2014 1:10pm - 2:00pm
314

1:10pm

Self-Paced Instruction, Task-Based Learning, and Other 1:1 Uses in the Mathematics Classroom
This session will outline how the switch to a self-paced classroom has impacted my students in the realm of mathematics. The session will also include tips to implement self-pacing in your own classroom. Since the use of a self-paced environment only takes up 60% of my class time during a week, other 1:1 technology uses that impact my mathematics classroom will be discussed (such as task-based learning, etc.). I will also reveal resources used in my classroom that students ask for daily. These resources are simple to implement and fit any topic from the Iowa Core/Common Core. (tinyurl.com/1to1math)

Monday October 13, 2014 1:10pm - 2:00pm
307

1:10pm

Voice and Choice In The Primary Classroom
The presentation explores four tools used in a classroom setting that enables students to showcase their learning and empowers the student to be have their visions, voice and ideas be heard. The presentation will showcase examples of students' creations, demonstrating voice and choice, focusing on the implementation of technology in a primary classroom setting where students apply technology to demonstrate learning and understanding.

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Cassie Habben

1st and 2nd Grade Instructor, Gilmore City-Bradgate CSD
I am the 1st and 2nd grade teacher in the best school district in Iowa. I love teaching and I especially love incorporating technology into my curriculum, not only because the kids love it but because I know it will help them become productive members of a 21st century society!


Monday October 13, 2014 1:10pm - 2:00pm
305

1:10pm

Web Tools to Increase Student Engagement & Real-World Application
The following session will summarize the good, the bad, and the ugly after the first year of a 1:1 lap top implementation. The session will focus on web tools to increase student engagement, while providing real-world/relatable applications to students.

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Melissa Hill

HS English/Psychology/Mentor, Central Decatur High School
"If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn." - Ignacio Estrada


Monday October 13, 2014 1:10pm - 2:00pm
312

1:10pm

Funding the Modern Classroom: E-rate's Updated Program & YOUR DISTRICT

Come hear the Good News! The FCC has revamped the E-rate program to facilitate the classroom transformation to wireless, mobile learning. They have secured funding for Internal Connection projects [wireless, switches] and have made critical changes to the program. Are you a 60% school? A 40% school? You can now qualify for--and obtain-- E-rate funding for your wireless projects.

Speaker: Jean Mickelson, Education Specialist, Extreme Networks



Monday October 13, 2014 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Board Room 2

1:10pm

iTunes U 2.0: Tap Into a Thriving Ecosystem
iTunes U is a destination within iTunes solely dedicated to great education content. It’s filled with countless learning resources like lectures, videos, books, and more. And it’s all free. Apps that delight. Books that captivate. Videos that inspire. A world of learning possibilities awaits. Access to over 750,000 resources on every topic, many of which can be used to teach Common Core standards. It’s easy to use iTunes U materials to complement your lessons. Join us in this session to expire iTunes U 2.0 and all it has to offer.

Speakers

Monday October 13, 2014 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Board Room 3

1:10pm

Read Naturally’s One Minute Reader App for the Apple iPad
Want to improve your student's reading at home?  One Minute Reader is a fun, effective at-home reading program that can help students improve their fluency, vocabulary, comprehension and writing skills.  Participants will learn how to inform parents of the research based strategies of modeling, repeated reading and progress monitoring to motivate their children to become better readers using One Minute Reader on the iPad, while enjoying and learning from non-fiction stories.

Speakers
CK

CarolAnn Kane

Consultant, Reading Specialist,, Read Naturally, Inc.


Monday October 13, 2014 1:10pm - 2:00pm
318

1:10pm

“How the Cloud is Changing The Deployment of Wi-Fi”
User expectation around Wi-Fi in the enterprise is changing dramatically. Fueled by consumerization, BYOD, and new standards such as 802.11ac, the conventional approach to deploying Wi-Fi is not up to the task. Recent developments in cloud control and network virtualization are opening up a whole new approach to the deployment of Wi-Fi. In this session, Mike Masinelli from ADTRAN will explore how cloud control and network virtualization are changing the economics of Wi-Fi and offering a much more flexible deployment model for Wi-Fi networks.

Speakers

Monday October 13, 2014 1:10pm - 2:00pm
319

1:10pm

Lights, Cameras, Action! How to Use Green Screen Effects in an iPad Classroom
Learn how to use green screen effects on an iPad, and discover some of the best ways that green screens are being used to showcase student learning in the classroom. It's inexpensive, easy to learn, and guaranteed to impress!

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Wylie

Jonathan Wylie

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood Area Education Agency
Jonathan Wylie is a Technology Consultant for Grant Wood AEA in Eastern Iowa. He helps schools integrate technology in an authentic and meaningful way. He is also the co-host of The Edtech Take Out podcast. You can connect with Jonathan on Twitter or via his blog at jonathanwylie.com.


Monday October 13, 2014 1:10pm - 2:00pm
313

1:10pm

The Tink Tank 1: BrushArtBot
This session will challenge the audience to play, explore, and tinker through a Maker activity of building a Brushbot and converting it into an Artbot which I like call BrushArtbot. Be ready to collaborate, use tools, build, experiment, fail forward, and walk away with new connections and ideas. The goal is to get educators to understand the power of play and how we need to incorporate this idea more into our core classes. Come ready to act like a kid again! BrushArtBot Project - http://coffeeforthebrain.com/brushartbot/

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Maurer

Aaron Maurer

Instructional Coach, Bettendorf Community School District
Iowa Teacher of Year Finalist, Maker Wannabe, Instructional Coach, Robotics, LEGO infatuation, coffee in my hand. Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert15 · www.coffeeforthebrain.com


Monday October 13, 2014 1:10pm - 2:00pm
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1:10pm

Making the Case for Making in Schools
Co-Author of Invent to Learn, Sylvia Martinez, will discuss maker spaces and making in a school environment. The Maker Movement is a revolutionary global collaboration of people learning to solve problems with modern tools and technology. Adults and children are combining new technologies and timeless craft traditions to create exciting projects and control their world. The implications are profound for schools and districts concerned with engaging students, maintaining relevance, and preparing children to solve problems unanticipated by the curriculum. The technological game-changers of 3D printing, physical computing and computer science require and fuel transformations in the learning environment. K-12 educators can adapt the powerful technology and “can do” maker ethos to revitalize learner-centered teaching and learning in all subject areas.

Moderators
avatar for Leigh Zeitz

Leigh Zeitz

Associate Professor, University of Northern Iowa
Dr. Z is first and foremost a teacher. He has had the privilege of teaching at all levels from first through twelfth grade in public, private and prison schools as well as at several universities. As an associate professor in the Instructional Technology program at the University of Northern Iowa, Dr. Zeitz engages practicing and future teachers in supporting active learning through technology. Dr. Z’s exploration into Rube Goldberg-oriented... Read More →

Speakers

Monday October 13, 2014 1:10pm - 2:00pm
317

2:00pm

Purple Ribbon Exhibits
Come and visit with some of the 2014 ITEC Student Technology Fair winners:

Twilight Reflections - Jacob Siepker 
Manson Northwest Webster

A Strong Foundation - Chloe Laizure
North Polk

Lost -Emily Pottebaum
ADM

Refinery Design - Mason Clendenen
Oelwein

BetaUp - Matthew Merkle, Ben Mchone, Dallas Nicholson
North Polk

NonRenewable Energy Resources - Coby Bouchard, Dylan Stupka, Noah VanDyke
North Polk

Technology & Schools - Austin Sanders
Maquoketa

Home Time - Alysa Zhou
Ankeny

World Hunger - Meghna Mallapan
Bergman Academy

MediDrone - Charlie Colman, Sam Branstad Phillips
Bergman Academy

Python Programming -Jarret Kruse
Blessed Maria Assunta Pallotta

Trevor - Austin Jones
Ankeny

 

Monday October 13, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Purple Ribbon Area

2:00pm

Book Signing with Peter H. Reynolds
There will be 200 books to purchase. Peter will sign at this time at his vendor booth.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Reynolds

Peter Reynolds

Founder/CEO FableVision and FableVision Learning, FableVision and FableVision Learning
Creativity champion Peter H. Reynolds is a NY Times best-selling author/illustrator and founder of FableVision Learning, creating technology tools to inspire young writers, artists and thinkers. Known world-wide for illustrating the Judy Moody series, (soon to be released as a feature film) his "classroom classic" books, "The Dot," "Ish," "Sky Color" and "The North Star" embody his mission to inspire all learners to bravely express who they are... Read More →


Monday October 13, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
HyVee Hall A

2:00pm

Vendor Time
Monday October 13, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
HyVee Hall A

2:50pm

Evernote
What started as an amazing website for helping you keep your notes synchronized is now that and so much more! This class will introduce you to Evernote while exploring all of its benefits. Discover the wide array of additional services, applications and new features that Evernote has added to their offerings. Web App, Mobile App, Scanning, Drawing, Writing Notes and much more will be covered. Even the most seasoned Evernote veteran will learn something new here!

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Director, lesliefisher.com
Leslie Fisher's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her... Read More →


Monday October 13, 2014 2:50pm - 3:40pm
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2:50pm

Beyond PowerPoint
Tired of watching the same old PowerPoint presentations from your students? Looking for a different delivery method for your own presentations? Join this session for PowerPoint alternatives for both teachers and students. Options will include Web 2.0 and iPad apps. 

Speakers
avatar for Beth Swantz

Beth Swantz

Digital Learning Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Beth is a Digital Learning Consultant for Grant Wood Area Education Agency. She works with teachers and school districts to incorporate technology and promote student learning. Beth was an elementary teacher, a MS/HS Teacher Librarian, a district Technology Coordinator and a Technology Integration Specialist. Connect with Beth on twitter @betswan and check out the amazing team she works with on the GWAEA Digital Learning Team website... Read More →


Monday October 13, 2014 2:50pm - 3:40pm
320

2:50pm

Blogs = Student Voice in K-6
Give students a voice, create a collaborative work space, break down the walls and more by integrating blogs in your k-6 classroom. Come learn how Kidblog can be so much more than just a tool for students to write.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Fenstermaker

Andrew Fenstermaker

5th Grade Teacher/Innovation Coach, Iowa City Schools
Andrew is a 5th grade teacher at Penn Elementary in North Liberty Technology plays a huge role in the way that my classroom continues to evolve in the 21st Century. | "I am always looking for new and innovative ways to not only enrich the curriculum, but further my effectiveness as a teacher to digital natives."


Monday October 13, 2014 2:50pm - 3:40pm
304

2:50pm

Breaking Down the Walls of a Classroom via Skype / Google Hangout / Zoom

Learning doesn’t just happen within the four walls of a classroom, particularly in a 21st century classroom.  Skype, Google Hangout, and Zoom are just three examples of many online video tools that allow us to break down the walls of our classrooms to connect with other classrooms across the United States, even across the world.  Students can now take a field trip, virtually, without the obstacles of parent permission slips, administration approval, and financial cost!  4th Grade teacher Ben Feight and Pre K-6 teacher-librarian Sarah Staudt will show you the various uses, applications, and implementation of online video tools, specifically Skype, Google Hangout, and Zoom.  Using online video tools can help open the classroom up to students in other towns, cities, states, and countries.  It can even benefit those students with disabilities that cannot attend regular classrooms.   Not only can online video tools be used in the classroom with students, but video online tools can also be used to lead and participate in professional development as educators and professionals.  The audience will learn about Skype, Google Hangout, and Zoom, as well as see actual implementation and how to get started.  Skype, Google Hangout, and Zoom all offer chances for students to reach outside the community they live in, which is highly stressed in the Iowa Core’s 21 Century Skills.



Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Feight

Benjamin Feight

4th Grade Teacher, Mason City Community School District
I teach fourth grade at Harding Elementary School in Mason City. This is my third year teaching, and is my second year in the Mason City Community School District. Prior to coming here, I taught 3rd grade in Mount Vernon. I am excited to help my students achieve their potential and learn from the professionals around me. | | I grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, but have family connections to Mason City with my mom having been a former... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Staudt

Sarah Staudt

PreK-12 Teacher-Librarian, Mason City Community School District
PreK-12 Teacher-Librarian, Passionate Educator/Learner/Tech Integrationist, Mommy of 2 Boys (4yr&7yr), Team Player, Collaborator


Monday October 13, 2014 2:50pm - 3:40pm
303

2:50pm

Choose your mindset: Fossilized, Fixed, Growth, or Innovative
Our schools are filled with people with varying mindsets. How do you encourage change and innovation in your school? This discussion will be centered around Dweck's work and take steps to define and extend our understanding of mindset and how it can affect the culture and climate of a classroom and school.

Speakers
avatar for Dane Barner

Dane Barner

Teacher, Webster City
I am a 5-8 Vocal Music teacher at Webster City Middle School. I am an early adopter, technology integrator, and student voice activist. Please connect with me @mrbarnerwcms and aroundthecornerthinking.com


Monday October 13, 2014 2:50pm - 3:40pm
308

2:50pm

Covering the Common Core Literacy Standards with Canvas e-Folio
Creating e-folios with Canvas or other Web based sites encourages and supports student communication skills. E-folios provide the ability to create, capture, reflect, share, assess and collaborate on learning experiences. Students written reflective narratives demonstrate the depth of content knowledge. Hands-on demonstration on how to get started using Canvas e-folios tomorrow in your classroom.

Speakers
JA

Janet Ahrens

art/ind tech/journalism instructor, Grinnell High School
Neat ways to use technology in the art room, using and help with Canvas, and e-folios


Monday October 13, 2014 2:50pm - 3:40pm
310

2:50pm

Digital Resources Help Meet the Common Core in Social Studies
Our journey of how digital media was infused into the social studies curriculum in middle and high school classes to connect students to the global community. We will discuss the use of sites like Twitter, YouTube and more to meet the common core and to engage students in middle and high school. We will show how we broke down the walls and pushed our students to become global learners along with how to be responsible digital citizens.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Curry

Kim Curry

Technology Integration Specialist, Teacher Librarian, Mt Ayr Community Schools
I am technology integration specialist and the Director of Technology. I spend the majority of my time collaborating and helping teachers infuse technology into their classrooms. Recently I have added the title Teacher Librarian. My purpose is to help the teachers enhance their teaching in their areas. I love hear what other people are doing in their classrooms and I can share what has worked for us in the small rural school district.


Monday October 13, 2014 2:50pm - 3:40pm
307

2:50pm

Gamified PD: The Tech-Integrated Classroom
Players are faced with realistic teaching challenges and attempt to solve them through the use of technology. Each challenge aligns to the Iowa Teaching Standards while encouraging professional growth and collaboration.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Lalk

Sarah Lalk

Tech Services Coordinator, Area Education Agency 267
Sarah Lalk works for AEA267 as the Tech Services Coordinator. A large part of her work includes partnering with districts to provide services in the areas of technology integration, tech planning, device management, and 1:1 initiatives. In addition, she assists in facilitating the AEA267 Information Technology Connection and provides tech integration support to internal agency staff.


Monday October 13, 2014 2:50pm - 3:40pm
106

2:50pm

Google Sites and Apps to Increase Differentiation
Differentiating instruction for students can be difficult but by making use of Google Sites and Google Apps, you can easily create a differentiated learning environment for most students. Easy and more advanced ways will be shared to help create different learning activities and paths for students.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Donovan

Patrick Donovan

Technology Integrationist, Ames High School


Monday October 13, 2014 2:50pm - 3:40pm
315

2:50pm

How Might We Reimagine Libraries as Participatory Learning Spaces?
Innovation on a fixed schedule? This session will look at the methods and tools used by a first-year teacher librarian to transform an elementary library into a participatory learning environment. Topics covered include physical, curricular, and digital spaces for innovation within school library programs.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Brennan

Christina Brennan

LS Technology Coordinator


Monday October 13, 2014 2:50pm - 3:40pm
311

2:50pm

Information Literacy
Variety of helpful resources to teach your students how to locate, evaluate and use effectively the needed information. Participate in fun exercises in which you will learn how your student could evaluate and determine legitimacy of the on-line resources.

Speakers
avatar for Magdalena Galloway

Magdalena Galloway

Instructor, University of Northern Iowa
Magdalena Galloway is an Instructor in the College of Education at the University of Northern Iowa. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the field of Instructional Technology, both face-to-face and via distance education. Her areas of interest are related to visual, information, and digital literacies, social media, cultural considerations in design, and digital citizenship. She earned a masters degree in Communication & Training... Read More →


Monday October 13, 2014 2:50pm - 3:40pm
302

2:50pm

Iowa Learning Online
Iowa Learning Online is an Iowa Department of Education virtual learning program. ILO provides rigorous, Core-aligned online education to high school students statewide. ILO forms a partnership with local school districts to find solutions for student needs including: credit recovery or advancement, home-bound services, and courses unavailable in the district.

Speakers
avatar for Iowa Learning Online - Iowa Department of Education

Iowa Learning Online - Iowa Department of Education

Student Services, Iowa Learning Online - IA Dept of Education
Online high school classes at no cost to your district


Monday October 13, 2014 2:50pm - 3:40pm
309

2:50pm

Iowa STEM / ITA Members Session at ITEC
This session is for existing ITA members, we will provide updates, best-practices, and share lessons learned with peers in the IT Academy roll-out under Iowa's STEM initiative. Great session to network and expand IT Academy results within your school. We will have representation from both Microsoft and Iowa STEM group.

Speakers
avatar for Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Corporation

At Microsoft we believe that providing quality education to the 1.4 billion students around the world is essential to the future of our society. Technology can expand the power of education and unlock the potential of students, educators and schools. To make this technology available worldwide we partner with education communities, delivering solutions, services and programs that help people learn.


Monday October 13, 2014 2:50pm - 3:40pm
316

2:50pm

Livestreaming School Events
Showcase different solutions for live-broadcasting school events (sports, drama, music, etc.) and the pros and cons for each.

Speakers
DH

David Hammer

Multimedia Specialist, Heartland AEA


Monday October 13, 2014 2:50pm - 3:40pm
101

2:50pm

Self-Directed Classroom by Blogging it up
Waverly-Shell Rock students complete their second year of a more Self-Directed Classroom by Blogging it up. Students write written reflections about their learning after each project for SBA. Students take on more ownership within their own learning as they learn about what it means to be a digital citizen.

Speakers
avatar for Chelsie Meyer

Chelsie Meyer

Art Educator, Iowa Falls-Alden Riverbend Middle School & Rock Run Elementary
Christian, Wife, Mother, Iowa Falls-Alden Middle School & Elementary Art Teacher (iPads, Chrome Books, & Mac Books)


Monday October 13, 2014 2:50pm - 3:40pm
306

2:50pm

Tech Directors and their favorite tech products
Join this session to hear from others as well as share your favorite tech products. We’ll be sharing not only the high priced products – but also the inexpensive and the free services and products that technology directors use to make their jobs easier. 

Speakers
avatar for Brian Abeling

Brian Abeling

Director of Technology, West Des Moines Community Schools


Monday October 13, 2014 2:50pm - 3:40pm
313

2:50pm

Why is it so hard for us to be innovative?
Despite growing recognition that we need to change how we do school - and numerous calls to do so - most classrooms still look the same, day in and day out, year after year. Why is it so hard for us to be innovative? Join us for a lively discussion of what's getting in the way of our districts moving forward and doing things differently (and what we can do about it!).

Speakers
avatar for Scott McLeod

Scott McLeod

Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver
Associate Professor. Founding Director, CASTLE. Blogger. Idea generator. Solution builder. Agitator. Catalyst. “If the leaders don’t get it, it’s not going to happen.” | @mcleod


Monday October 13, 2014 2:50pm - 3:40pm
312

2:50pm

Get Office for no-cost for your teachers and students – no joke!
Office provides collaborative capabilities on any device. Come to this session to learn if you qualify and how you can start providing Office to students and teachers to use
on their PC / MAC or mobile device.  Use Office to support your district’s collaboration, work-force/college readiness, and distance learning initiatives.

Monday October 13, 2014 2:50pm - 3:40pm
Board Room 2

2:50pm

Safe, Mobile, Collaborative: Making Mobile Learning Work
Learning isn't about a book or a device or an assignment. It's about connections: connecting students and teachers and parents; connecting devices; connecting ideas and content; and connecting safely to internet resources or district content. Mobile Learning Essentials combines a content filter, LMS (My Big Campus) and MDM so you can do it all -- easily, safely, and effectively. Come see the solution, hear real-world stories and tips for successful mobile learning in your school, and have your questions answered.

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Harley

Trevor Harley

K-12 Sales Rep, Lightspeed Systems
Trevor Harley graduated from Indiana University East and has been a Regional Sales Manager with Lightspeed Systems for the past year. Prior to working at Lightspeed, Trevor also worked in the Technology industry and is very familiar with IT solutions. He enjoys spending time with his family, as well as traveling with Lightspeed.


Monday October 13, 2014 2:50pm - 3:40pm
318

2:50pm

To Build or To Buy, Coursework for the Classroom
This session will discuss the pros and cons of building vs buying coursework software.

Speakers

Monday October 13, 2014 2:50pm - 3:40pm
314

2:50pm

What's New in iOS 8 for Education
iOS 8 lets students and teachers share and show their work like never before. New document workflows, new management features and enchanted deployment programs are all part of iOS 8. Come to this seminar to see how these enhancements make iOS and iPad perfect for any classroom.

Speakers

Monday October 13, 2014 2:50pm - 3:40pm
Board Room 3

2:50pm

What’s new with Microsoft Licensing – Understand how best to meet your districts requirements.
Since ITEC  ’13, there have been many changes to what benefits existing districts are entitled to base on your current licensing agreements.  During this session, you will learn about: new Office 365 ProPlus benefits – providing free Office for eligible schools for both students and teachers, understand everything your district is eligible when you have a subscription agreement with Microsoft ( EES and OVS-ES ),  ConnectED, and learn about new offerings that can help you can meet your districts needs to support 1:1 and BYOD scenarios effectively.  

Speakers
avatar for Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Corporation

At Microsoft we believe that providing quality education to the 1.4 billion students around the world is essential to the future of our society. Technology can expand the power of education and unlock the potential of students, educators and schools. To make this technology available worldwide we partner with education communities, delivering solutions, services and programs that help people learn.


Monday October 13, 2014 2:50pm - 3:40pm
319

2:50pm

Being Connected Shouldn't Be Optional
The benefits of being a connected educator are well known...at least to those who are connected. Steven Johnson (author of 'Where Good Ideas Come From") says "Chance favors the connected mind." At what point does being a connected educator stop being a suggestion, and start becoming an expectation?

Speakers
avatar for Devin Schoening

Devin Schoening

Teacher-Secondary, Council Bluffs Community School District
About Devin Schoening | K12 Instructional Coach, Council Bluffs Community School District, Council Bluffs, IA Devin Schoening is a K12 Instructional Technology Coach (2010-present); High School Journalism Adviser (2001-2010). Council Bluffs Community School District, Council Bluffs, Iowa.  


Monday October 13, 2014 2:50pm - 3:40pm
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2:50pm

The Tink Tank 2: Squishy Circuits and More
This is not another sit and get. Come ready to play, tinker, design, experiment, and present your learning at the end. Stations will be set up to get you up and moving. This is not a session to sit and check Facebook. Come ready to learn and get involved. Stations are mysteries until the day of, but I promise fun!

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Maurer

Aaron Maurer

Instructional Coach, Bettendorf Community School District
Iowa Teacher of Year Finalist, Maker Wannabe, Instructional Coach, Robotics, LEGO infatuation, coffee in my hand. Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert15 · www.coffeeforthebrain.com


Monday October 13, 2014 2:50pm - 3:40pm
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2:50pm

20 Creation Apps in 20 Minutes
Are you tired of going to a PD session and only getting one idea or app? Do you like to play with the technology before you use it in the classroom? Then this session is for you. We give you 20 apps to create new and wonderful things for your classroom. Put them in your teacher toolbox!

Moderators
avatar for Leigh Zeitz

Leigh Zeitz

Associate Professor, University of Northern Iowa
Dr. Z is first and foremost a teacher. He has had the privilege of teaching at all levels from first through twelfth grade in public, private and prison schools as well as at several universities. As an associate professor in the Instructional Technology program at the University of Northern Iowa, Dr. Zeitz engages practicing and future teachers in supporting active learning through technology. Dr. Z’s exploration into Rube Goldberg-oriented... Read More →

Speakers

Monday October 13, 2014 2:50pm - 3:40pm
317
 
Tuesday, October 14
 

8:00am

Google Views - Street View for the Classroom
We've all found our house on Google Street View, but it is time to start going using the worlds largest collection of geo-tagged photos for something a little more useful.  Jim Sill, an advisor to Google Geo Education team, will highlight how teachers are using this awesome tool to explore the world, cultures, and art pieces.  In this session, you will also explore Google Maps Views, a site for 360° panoramic photos submitted by users from all of the world through photo spheres.  Bring along your mobile device and learn how to start adding your own.  

Speakers
avatar for Jim Sill

Jim Sill

Educational Technology Consultant, Jim Sill Consulting, Inc.
As a Google Apps Certified Trainer and Apple Certified Trainer, I enjoy traveling to new places around the world leading workshops on topics that include Using Video for Social Change, Cinematic Narrative Techniques, Encouraging a Creative Student, Google in the Classroom and much more.


Tuesday October 14, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
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8:00am

Top Apps, Websites and Tools for your Classroom
We have never had so many resources available to us in educational technology as we do right now. There are also some very promising things due out which will have a profound effect on both our time in the classroom as well as out. This class will overview some of the top tools available now. Web 2.0, Mobile, Apps and hardware will all be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Director, lesliefisher.com
Leslie Fisher's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
104/105

8:00am

5 Tips for Beginning a Student Tech Team
This presentation will focus on how to run an effective, gamified Student Tech Team that will have your students racing to finish all of those pesky jobs that seem to creep onto your to-do list. Learn how to empower your students while promoting tech integration all at the same time.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Lalk

Sarah Lalk

Tech Services Coordinator, Area Education Agency 267
Sarah Lalk works for AEA267 as the Tech Services Coordinator. A large part of her work includes partnering with districts to provide services in the areas of technology integration, tech planning, device management, and 1:1 initiatives. In addition, she assists in facilitating the AEA267 Information Technology Connection and provides tech integration support to internal agency staff.


Tuesday October 14, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
106

8:00am

Artechnology
Come learn about the latest technology for the art classroom. This session will cover the use of Artsonia (The world's largest online kids art museum) and other great technologies to use in the art room!

Speakers
avatar for Virginia Rogers

Virginia Rogers

Instructional Coach, DMPS
Transformative technologies are my passion. I love a heated discussion about how technology impacts the 21st century learning environment. I also enjoy designing effective instruction that infuses technology at the core to support our learner's futures!


Tuesday October 14, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
308

8:00am

Creating a Culture of Technology Integration in the Primary & Elementary Classroom
How to integrate technology tools into the classroom for the youngest students and how to share outside of the classroom. Connecting the classroom to parents and the world with blogging and social media. Using online tools for student research and response (Symbaloo, Padlet, Little Bird Tales).

Speakers
avatar for Jen Bange

Jen Bange

Teacher Librarian, Benton Community School District
I am a K-6 Teacher Librarian at Benton Community Schools. I travel to 4 different schools with various grade configurations. I am also the TAG teacher for K-6 and I teach elementary tech. I love working with teachers on integrating technology and reading into their classrooms.
avatar for Anna Upah

Anna Upah

Instructional Coach, Benton Community Schools
Anna is an Instructional Coach at Atkins Elementary, a PK-3rd grade elementary center in the Benton Community School District. Prior to serving in the Instructional Coach role, Anna taught first grade. Anna's love for integrating technology is inspired by her students' fearlessness and their love of sharing. This enthusiasm is fostered by her colleagues' willingness to collaborate and learn from one another. Anna's passions include creating a... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
304

8:00am

Digital Citizenship: Woodward-Granger CSD Journey
After taking the Clarity survey in Spring 2013 and reviewing the results, the Technology in Iowa Core for Learning Team (TICL) noted that Woodward-Granger CSD had some challenges and opportunities for growth in correctly integrating technology in the classroom. Although five years of professional development on 21st Century Skills, the 4C’s, and technology integration had occurred, there was still the potential for growth.

Speakers
CC

Cody Churchill

Director of Technology, Woodward-Granger Schools
avatar for Travis Wilkins

Travis Wilkins

Instructional Technology Consultant, Heartland AEA
Travis Wilkins is an instructional technology consultant for Heartland AEA.


Tuesday October 14, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
314

8:00am

Digital Tools for Administrators and Leaders
Utilize your time more effectively by using digital tools to communicate and collaborate with others. Use Google Apps and Social Media tools to help create a more efficient environment for professional development and create more interaction with stakeholders. Use a paperless workflow and model effective use of technology for teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Donovan

Patrick Donovan

Technology Integrationist, Ames High School


Tuesday October 14, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
315

8:00am

Enhancing Instant Interaction for Classroom Teaching and Learning
This session will introduce free technology applications to enhance instant interaction between a teacher and students, and among students within the classrooms. It provides hands-on learning experiences for using the applications and some tips for selecting the applications, organizing and managing the interactions.

Speakers
PG

Ping Gao

Associate professor, University of Northern Iowa
Dr. Ping Gao is an associate professor at the College of Education, University of Northern Iowa. With over 20 years of teaching and research experiences in three countries (China, Singapore and the USA), her research agenda is built around the areas of teacher learning, technology-supported learning, and strengths-based practice. She has published tens of academic journal articles and has presented at national and international professional... Read More →
avatar for Dan Mourlam

Dan Mourlam

Project Manager/Technology Specialist, University of Northern Iowa
TPACK; Designing Instruction for Effective Educational Technology Use; Teacher Professional Development; Curriculum Design, Implementation, and Evaluation; Project-Based Learning


Tuesday October 14, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
305

8:00am

Getting Caught Up: considerations for rebuilding a technology program
Aging hardware? Inadequate network? Funding limitations? We will focus on the ADM Schools' approach to dealing with issues like prioritization, sequence, and creative funding in rebuilding its information technology program from the ground up. This session will be appropriate for IT professionals and building/district administrators; led by ADM’s superintendent and director of technology.

Speakers
GD

Greg Dufoe

Superintendent, Adel DeSoto Minburn Schools
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Adam Kurth

Director of Technology, Adel Desoto Minburn Community School District
I have been director of technology at ADM for four years, and also had the role of director of communications in the district for just under a year. I've worked in the educational technology field for over a decade, including with the Carlisle CSD, The University of Iowa, and Scattergood Friends School. I have a strong interest in a range of academic technology program elements, from classroom integration and professional development to network... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
101

8:00am

Google-Proofing Your Assignments
Google can be our friend or our foe. When homework depends more on Google finding the answers than our students- it is definitely our foe. We will look at different ways of creating assignments that take the work out of Google's hands and place it back in the students'.  

Speakers
avatar for Beth Swantz

Beth Swantz

Digital Learning Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Beth is a Digital Learning Consultant for Grant Wood Area Education Agency. She works with teachers and school districts to incorporate technology and promote student learning. Beth was an elementary teacher, a MS/HS Teacher Librarian, a district Technology Coordinator and a Technology Integration Specialist. Connect with Beth on twitter @betswan and check out the amazing team she works with on the GWAEA Digital Learning Team website... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
320

8:00am

I like technology and so should you
This session details why schools need to look at the implementation of efficient tech tools for better student achievement and engagement. This session will also focus on education and how we can start to change to better prepare our students for the future. Good tie in with GAFE.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Schmidt

Aaron Schmidt

Technology Integration Coordinator, Fort Dodge CSD
I have a lot of ideas about how to better education...talk to me, come to my session, or tweet me @schmiaah.


Tuesday October 14, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
312

8:00am

iPads for K-2
We'll share the lessons learned following year one of our K-2 iPad rollout. From classroom management tips to our favorite apps for teachers and students, this session will benefit those who currently have iPads in their classroom, or those who are considering it.

Speakers
avatar for Brooke Boals

Brooke Boals

Kindergarten Teacher | Guthrie Center Elementary


Tuesday October 14, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
306

8:00am

Making Paper-Based Materials Interactive Using Augmented Reality
Learn how PVJH turned its traditional yearbook with only 2D pictures, to an interactive yearbook with paper-based pictures, videos, slide shows, interviews, and animations. See examples of how you can use this in your classroom or at your school, no matter what you teach.

Speakers
avatar for Cassidy Peterson

Cassidy Peterson

7th Grade Science Teach and Secondary Technology Coordinator, Pleasant Valley School District
Hello, I am in my 9th year of teaching and I am in my third year as a technology coordinator. I enjoy using technology to make life easier and looking for ways to have it increase the potential of each student.


Tuesday October 14, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
303

8:00am

Revitalizing Assessment with Digital Tools
Assessment is too often limited to something you do after all the learning is done. This is too late for it to be of any real value to the learner or the teacher. Just like GPS navigation has revolutionized how we travel, digital tools can revitalize the way you do assessment in your classroom or school. In this interactive session, learn and use a variety of technology resources for making assessment not only useful, but even exciting and fun.

Speakers
avatar for Gerald Aungst

Gerald Aungst

Supervisor of Gifted and Elementary Math, School District of Cheltenham Township
I'm a curriculum nerd, and love to share anything about mathematics, digital tech, and gifted education. I'm also passionate about equity and opportunity, personalized learning, and innovative professional development (Edcamp!). I want to learn more about project-based learning and makerspaces.


Tuesday October 14, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
309

8:00am

Structuring and Implementing our Instructional Technology Support
Within the Cedar Falls schools, the Building Instructional Technology Team has supported instructional technology in all of our buildings. We will share our vision, how our teams and meetings were structured, what support looked like, the feedback we received, and how we look to build on it in the future. 

Speakers
avatar for Brian Unruh

Brian Unruh

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Cedar Falls Community School District


Tuesday October 14, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
307

8:00am

What does Technology Integration Mean Today?
The idea of integrating technology is not a new one but it is an idea that is always changing. This discussion-based session will explore what effective technology integration looks like in today’s educational setting. We will discuss how to prepare students and teachers to be successful users of technology and how to gauge what it means to be a successful user of technology.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Cowell

Michelle Cowell

Instructional Technology Consultant, AEA 267


Tuesday October 14, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
311

8:00am

App Development = Skills Development
Learn how Mobile App Development can lead to the development of viable and transferable skills. App creation’s relation to specific skills-based learning initiatives and standards will be shared, as will how "Coding to Learn" is a needed alternative to Learning to Code. Plus, have your students easily creating authentic mobile apps!

Speakers

Tuesday October 14, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
313

8:00am

Empowering Educators with Data for Decision Making
As a former Principal, I will demonstrate how to use Infinite Campus and Tableau to drive data based decision making. Primarily focused on districts that do not currently use Tableau for data visualizations. 

Speakers

Tuesday October 14, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
318

8:00am

How Fiber Networks are Providing World Class Education in Rural America

Mediacom Business is providing schools nationwide with Gigabit and beyond fiber solutions for data and voice services fueling programs like e-learning, distance learning, virtual field trips, centralizing student records, etc.

This allows schools in rural America to provide their students with an education that’s in line with schools in large metro areas who have this type of access at their figure tips.

And for budget conscious schools, these solutions are cost effective, more reliable, super-fast and more importantly managed and monitored by subject matter experts.  It’s a win-win partnership especially with the heightened awareness around E-rate and other FCC/President Obama initiatives that are in the headlines today. In a real customer story series Mediacom Business traveled to Brewton, AL who struggles with the same concerns as schools in Iowa to show how important broadband is in the development of this generation of students and in turn changing the classroom environment. Broadband is critical to their success and Mediacom Business is powering the platform to do so.  


Speakers

Tuesday October 14, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
319

8:00am

Introducing Distance Learning into the Classroom: Avaya’s Strategy Around Virtual Classrooms and Collaboration
Through demonstrations and discussion get insights from an award winning video collaboration platform that can be used on almost any platform.  See how virtual field trips, expert lectures and richer curriculum can be brought into the classroom.  Increase student engagement with interactive video, content sharing and visual learning.

Tuesday October 14, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
Board Room 2

8:00am

Managing iPads
iOS 8 provides powerful new ways to configure and deploy devices across institutions and includes features to help schools purchase, distribute, and manage apps with ease. Come to this seminar to learn how to configure, deploy, and manage iOS 8 in an education environment utilizing the volume purchase program (VPP), device enrollment program (DEP), mobile device management (MDM) and Apple Configurator (AC).

Speakers

Tuesday October 14, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
Board Room 3

8:00am

How to Use Google Classroom to Take Your Class Online
Google Classroom is a brand new learning management system for Google Apps for Education schools. It helps teachers and students be more productive, more organized, and communicate better in an online classroom. Come and see how it works and discover how to go paperless with Google Apps.

Speakers
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Jonathan Wylie

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood Area Education Agency
Jonathan Wylie is a Technology Consultant for Grant Wood AEA in Eastern Iowa. He helps schools integrate technology in an authentic and meaningful way. He is also the co-host of The Edtech Take Out podcast. You can connect with Jonathan on Twitter or via his blog at jonathanwylie.com.


Tuesday October 14, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
316

8:00am

Let Kids Be Amazing
One of the most important aspects of putting technology in the hands of our students and our teachers is that they are immediately provided with opportunities to do things that would otherwise be impossible. Sometimes we just have to get out of the way and 'Let Kids Be Amazing.'

Speakers
avatar for Devin Schoening

Devin Schoening

Teacher-Secondary, Council Bluffs Community School District
About Devin Schoening | K12 Instructional Coach, Council Bluffs Community School District, Council Bluffs, IA Devin Schoening is a K12 Instructional Technology Coach (2010-present); High School Journalism Adviser (2001-2010). Council Bluffs Community School District, Council Bluffs, Iowa.  


Tuesday October 14, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
102/103

8:00am

What does it mean to be a connected leader?
Why is it important to have a professional learning network? Who is in your PLN? Who could be in your PLN?  How do I get started?  This session will answer these questions and demonstrate ways that leaders in Iowa can get connected and learn from each other and others across the nation. 

Speakers
avatar for Jimmy Casas

Jimmy Casas

Principal, Bettendorf High School
Jimmy Casas is in his 22nd year of administrative leadership, including the last 13 years as Principal at Bettendorf High School. He is passionate about kids, serving others, and cultivating school cultures that focus on excellence for all students & staff. Jimmy was named the 2012 Iowa Secondary Principal of the Year and was selected as one of three finalists for NASSP 2013 National Secondary Principal of the Year. Jimmy is the Co-Founder... Read More →
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Matt Degner

Matt Degner is the Principal of South East Junior High in Iowa City.  He is the co-founder and co-moderator of #IAedchat.  He serves as an organizer for #Edcampiowa and was a Bammy Award Nominee.  Matt is also a Phd student in Educational Leadership at the University of Iowa.  He has successfully rolled out a 1:1 iPad initiative, led several technology teams and pilots,  and is currently working to implement Genius Hour... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
302

8:00am

Bring Digital Badges to your School or Classroom
Connecting with the Online Community presented through Zoom.  During this session, Michael Boll will explain how to bring Digital badging into your district. Badges, badges, badges. Fun, motivation, excitement. Ok, you get the point. Badges are a time tested (think like for 10,000 ago or more) method to bring out full achievement in students and adults. Everybody loves to receive recognition for things they have done.
The communication revolution (thanks Internet) means we can both give and display badges on a grander scale than ever before. My school is currently in a beta test stage for using badges with students and we would like to share our experiences so far. This workshop will cover some of the ins and outs of using badges in and outside of the classroom.

Moderators
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Leigh Zeitz

Associate Professor, University of Northern Iowa
Dr. Z is first and foremost a teacher. He has had the privilege of teaching at all levels from first through twelfth grade in public, private and prison schools as well as at several universities. As an associate professor in the Instructional Technology program at the University of Northern Iowa, Dr. Zeitz engages practicing and future teachers in supporting active learning through technology. Dr. Z’s exploration into Rube Goldberg-oriented... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Boll

Michael Boll

Technology Coach, Innovative PD
Michael Boll is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Podcaster and Technology Coach at Concordia International School Shanghai. Michael is an enthusiastic instructional designer and presenter. This led him to co found Innovative Professional Development (www.innovativepd.com) a platform for professional development designers to connect with those looking for professional development opportunities. Michael has a teenage son with profound autism and is... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
317

8:00am

iPad vs. Paper and Pencil Writing
My action research for my thesis: One group journaled daily using paper and pencil, no technology allowed. The other group journaled daily using an iPad and Google docs, paper and pencil was not allowed. In addition to grading every entry, students took pre and post test motivation surveys on both writing and writing using technology.

Speakers
avatar for Kellie Wagner

Kellie Wagner

Teacher: English/Journalism, Xavier High School


Tuesday October 14, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
Grand Ball Room Foyer Table 4

8:00am

Kids share their voice with Little Bird Tales
Elementary students' share their story, knowledge, and voice with the world using Little Bird Tales!

Speakers
avatar for Marisa Dahl

Marisa Dahl

Instructional Technology Consultant, Heartland Area Education Agency
Marisa is an Instructional Technology Consultant for Heartland AEA and gets to provide learning opportunities focused on technology integration in the Des Moines area. Previously, she was an Instructional Literacy Coach at Heartland AEA, and prior to that a kindergarten teacher for 7 years in Urbandale, Iowa. She is also a Google Certified Trainer and Apple Education Trainer. Marisa's educational mission is "to foster confident, motivated... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
Grand Ball Room Foyer Table 7

8:00am

NeBooks Project: Digital Content Created By You!
The NeBooks Project is content created through a partnership between schools, state agencies, and non-profit organizations across Nebraska. Using the free app iBooks Author, students and teachers can create ebooks on a variety of topics with the common purpose of providing quality instructional materials. This poster session will give you an overview of the project, what it takes to get started and examples of completed works made by students. 

Speakers
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Kristina Peters

eLearning Specialist & School Library Liaison, Nebraska Department of Education
NE Dept of Ed eLearning Specialist, Pepperdine MALT alum, EdCampOmaha Co-organizer, @yourNETA Board member, Learner, Social Butterfly


Tuesday October 14, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am
Grand Ball Room Foyer Table 3

8:00am

NeBooks Project: Digital Content Created By You!
The NeBooks Project is content created through a partnership between schools, state agencies, and non-profit organizations across Nebraska. Using the free app iBooks Author, students and teachers can create ebooks on a variety of topics with the common purpose of providing quality instructional materials. This poster session will give you an overview of the project, what it takes to get started and examples of completed works made by students. 

Speakers
avatar for Kristina Peters

Kristina Peters

eLearning Specialist & School Library Liaison, Nebraska Department of Education
NE Dept of Ed eLearning Specialist, Pepperdine MALT alum, EdCampOmaha Co-organizer, @yourNETA Board member, Learner, Social Butterfly


Tuesday October 14, 2014 8:00am - 8:50am

8:00am

Daily Integration of iPads in the Elementary Classroom
For all levels…..Integrating iPads daily in the elementary classroom! If you have 1:1 iPads, a rotating cart, or just a few tablets, I have some great ideas for you! Ideas and discussion include correlating iPad projects/apps to the common core, student accountability, apps/websites, Canvas student management, and more!

Speakers
BC

Bridget Castelluccio

4th Grade Teacher Pierce Elementary, Cedar Rapids Community School District


Tuesday October 14, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Grand Ball Room Foyer Table 6

8:00am

Daily Integration of iPads in the Elementary Classroom
For all levels…..Integrating iPads daily in the elementary classroom! If you have 1:1 iPads, a rotating cart, or just a few tablets, I have some great ideas for you! Ideas and discussion include correlating iPad projects/apps to the common core, student accountability, apps/websites, Canvas student management, and more!

Speakers
BC

Bridget Castelluccio

4th Grade Teacher Pierce Elementary, Cedar Rapids Community School District


Tuesday October 14, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Grand Ball Room Foyer Table 6

8:00am

Using iMovie as a tool in the classroom
Are you or your students using paper/pencil or Power Points as your only presentation tools? This session will inspire educators to reconnect with a well known program that will enhance creativity and collaboration among their students.  

Speakers
avatar for Scot Suprenant

Scot Suprenant

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Des Moines Public Schools
I have been in education for over 20 years. I am been a part of the technology integration movement in education. I have split time in between elementary and middle school classrooms. I am nor ever will be an expert, but I love trying new things. I am still a rookie as an Instructional Tech Coordinator, but I have loved every minute of being part of this team and have learned so much in this past year.


Tuesday October 14, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Grand Ball Room Foyer Table 5

8:00am

Using Tablets to flip your Science class
This session will focus on how a teacher can use tablets in the Science classroom to help improve student engagement and learning. Discussion will focus on how tablets have been used to help flip the classroom through videos, activities, labs and mastery learning.

Speakers
JB

Julie Bush

AP Chemistry/Chemistry Teacher, Kennedy High School
I am in my third year of teaching AP Chemistry and have been using iPads and tablets for all three years. I have been teaching Chemistry for about 12 years and am in my fourth year of using a flipped classroom. I have moved from a traditional flipped classroom to a mastery learning classroom in just the last two years...it's constantly a work in progress.


Tuesday October 14, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Grand Ballroom Foyer Table 1

8:00am

ZBI: Zombie Based Instruction
OK- something new to wrap your brain around...you are in a foreign capitol city and the emergency broadcast system alerts you to a zombie apocalypse. Will you survive? Using PBL and geo-literacy concepts you may or may not survive. RUN, don't walk- you will be given all the information to create your own survival plan for a unit that doesn't bite.

Speakers
avatar for Karla Duff

Karla Duff

Middle School Teacher, Oelwein Community School District
Karla Duff (@teacher6th) is a middle school teacher at Oelwein, Iowa. She currently teaches social studies and reading to 6th graders and is the 6-12 Social Science Curriculum Leader. Making an impact with students and local - global stakeholders by building on a passions, using Action Based Learning, collaboration, and creativity is a mission of hers.


Tuesday October 14, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Grand Ball Room Foyer Table 2

9:00am

Make Your Mark and See Where it Takes You

Celebrating over 25years in education, New York Times Best Selling Author and Illustrator, Peter H. Reynolds, children’s advocate, creativity champion, and successful entrepreneur, will share his uplifting vision on how to inspire more creative classrooms and share his knowledge and love of the written word.  Hear about Peter’s essentials to foster creativity and innovation in the classroom.  See how technology allows one to make new connections, share new ideas, and see what else is possible.  His message is served up in a delightful, touching and unforgettable style which is an entertaining blend of...his fanciful art work, live animation and a reading of one his books, The Dot, The North Star, Ish, or Sky Color.  Peter will also share his one of his many animations, a story that matters and a story that moves along with his heart-warming tales of how creative educators dared him to make his mark. Peter’s words, illustrations, animations and actions remind us to: 

Be Brave,

Be Original,

Be Inspirational,

Be Inspired,

Be Active, 

Make it a Meaningful Journey


Speakers
avatar for Peter Reynolds

Peter Reynolds

Founder/CEO FableVision and FableVision Learning, FableVision and FableVision Learning
Creativity champion Peter H. Reynolds is a NY Times best-selling author/illustrator and founder of FableVision Learning, creating technology tools to inspire young writers, artists and thinkers. Known world-wide for illustrating the Judy Moody series, (soon to be released as a feature film) his "classroom classic" books, "The Dot," "Ish," "Sky Color" and "The North Star" embody his mission to inspire all learners to bravely express who they are... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 9:00am - 10:10am
Grand Ball Room

10:10am

Daily Integration of iPads in the Elementary Classroom
For all levels…..Integrating iPads daily in the elementary classroom! If you have 1:1 iPads, a rotating cart, or just a few tablets, I have some great ideas for you! Ideas and discussion include correlating iPad projects/apps to the common core, student accountability, apps/websites, Canvas student management, and more!

Speakers
BC

Bridget Castelluccio

4th Grade Teacher Pierce Elementary, Cedar Rapids Community School District


Tuesday October 14, 2014 10:10am - 11:00am
Grand Ball Room Foyer Table 6

10:10am

iPad vs. Paper and Pencil Writing
My action research for my thesis: One group journaled daily using paper and pencil, no technology allowed. The other group journaled daily using an iPad and Google docs, paper and pencil was not allowed. In addition to grading every entry, students took pre and post test motivation surveys on both writing and writing using technology.

Speakers
avatar for Kellie Wagner

Kellie Wagner

Teacher: English/Journalism, Xavier High School


Tuesday October 14, 2014 10:10am - 11:00am
Grand Ball Room Foyer Table 4

10:10am

Kids share their voice with Little Bird Tales
Elementary students' share their story, knowledge, and voice with the world using Little Bird Tales!

Speakers
avatar for Marisa Dahl

Marisa Dahl

Instructional Technology Consultant, Heartland Area Education Agency
Marisa is an Instructional Technology Consultant for Heartland AEA and gets to provide learning opportunities focused on technology integration in the Des Moines area. Previously, she was an Instructional Literacy Coach at Heartland AEA, and prior to that a kindergarten teacher for 7 years in Urbandale, Iowa. She is also a Google Certified Trainer and Apple Education Trainer. Marisa's educational mission is "to foster confident, motivated... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 10:10am - 11:00am
Grand Ball Room Foyer Table 7

10:10am

NeBooks Project: Digital Content Created By You!
The NeBooks Project is content created through a partnership between schools, state agencies, and non-profit organizations across Nebraska. Using the free app iBooks Author, students and teachers can create ebooks on a variety of topics with the common purpose of providing quality instructional materials. This poster session will give you an overview of the project, what it takes to get started and examples of completed works made by students. 

Speakers
avatar for Kristina Peters

Kristina Peters

eLearning Specialist & School Library Liaison, Nebraska Department of Education
NE Dept of Ed eLearning Specialist, Pepperdine MALT alum, EdCampOmaha Co-organizer, @yourNETA Board member, Learner, Social Butterfly


Tuesday October 14, 2014 10:10am - 11:00am
Grand Ball Room Foyer Table 3

10:10am

Using iMovie as a tool in the classroom
Are you or your students using paper/pencil or Power Points as your only presentation tools? This session will inspire educators to reconnect with a well known program that will enhance creativity and collaboration among their students.  

Speakers
avatar for Scot Suprenant

Scot Suprenant

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Des Moines Public Schools
I have been in education for over 20 years. I am been a part of the technology integration movement in education. I have split time in between elementary and middle school classrooms. I am nor ever will be an expert, but I love trying new things. I am still a rookie as an Instructional Tech Coordinator, but I have loved every minute of being part of this team and have learned so much in this past year.


Tuesday October 14, 2014 10:10am - 11:00am
Grand Ball Room Foyer Table 5

10:10am

Using Tablets to flip your Science class
This session will focus on how a teacher can use tablets in the Science classroom to help improve student engagement and learning. Discussion will focus on how tablets have been used to help flip the classroom through videos, activities, labs and mastery learning.

Speakers
JB

Julie Bush

AP Chemistry/Chemistry Teacher, Kennedy High School
I am in my third year of teaching AP Chemistry and have been using iPads and tablets for all three years. I have been teaching Chemistry for about 12 years and am in my fourth year of using a flipped classroom. I have moved from a traditional flipped classroom to a mastery learning classroom in just the last two years...it's constantly a work in progress.


Tuesday October 14, 2014 10:10am - 11:00am
Grand Ballroom Foyer Table 1

10:10am

ZBI: Zombie Based Instruction
OK- something new to wrap your brain around...you are in a foreign capitol city and the emergency broadcast system alerts you to a zombie apocalypse. Will you survive? Using PBL and geo-literacy concepts you may or may not survive. RUN, don't walk- you will be given all the information to create your own survival plan for a unit that doesn't bite.

Speakers
avatar for Karla Duff

Karla Duff

Middle School Teacher, Oelwein Community School District
Karla Duff (@teacher6th) is a middle school teacher at Oelwein, Iowa. She currently teaches social studies and reading to 6th graders and is the 6-12 Social Science Curriculum Leader. Making an impact with students and local - global stakeholders by building on a passions, using Action Based Learning, collaboration, and creativity is a mission of hers.


Tuesday October 14, 2014 10:10am - 11:00am
Grand Ball Room Foyer Table 2

10:10am

Purple Ribbon Exhibits

Bullying:   It’s More Than You Think - Madyson Peterson
St. Pius X

Archer Master - Sam Lee
Ankeny

Coin Killer - Bennett O’Hare, Quinten Woolery
Marshalltown

Minecraft Education - Dylan Russman, Blake Thornton, Justyn Stuck
A-H-S-T

Hospitals of the Future - Sabah Munir, Sanah Munir
WSR

The Elements - Zachary Campbell
Ames - HSAP

Model Rockets -Matt Gerling, Jackson Doyle, Wyatt Clemetson
West Central Valley Community

Made by METRO - Marcus Robinson
Cedar Rapids

Permission Impossible- Jeremiah Megel, Anna Vymetal, Jackson Schulte
Grinnell High School

Acid Base - Kyle Emery
Ames


Tuesday October 14, 2014 10:10am - 11:00am
Purple Ribbon Area

10:10am

Vendor Time
Tuesday October 14, 2014 10:10am - 11:00am
HyVee Hall A

11:00am

Gadgets
Whether you have been to Leslie's gadget class before or you are brand new, this class is for you if you are a gadget head that likes to bring new ideas into the classroom. The past year has seen some really great innovations, especially in the field of technology, so get ready to have some fun and learn about all of the bright shiny new websites, apps and gadgets that are currently rocking our world.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Director, lesliefisher.com
Leslie Fisher's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
102/103

11:00am

App Smashing - hack it your way!
What do you do when one app just doesn't accomplish what you need? Time for app smashing. Come explore the innovative ways your student can unleash their creativity in hacking multiple apps to complete assignments.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Fenstermaker

Andrew Fenstermaker

5th Grade Teacher/Innovation Coach, Iowa City Schools
Andrew is a 5th grade teacher at Penn Elementary in North Liberty Technology plays a huge role in the way that my classroom continues to evolve in the 21st Century. | "I am always looking for new and innovative ways to not only enrich the curriculum, but further my effectiveness as a teacher to digital natives."


Tuesday October 14, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
304

11:00am

Badge System Development, Design and Application
This presentation will share the process and tools used to develop two badge systems for professional development in the K-12 setting and at the Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching at ISU. Topics include badge design, achievement types, evidence of learning, automation, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Dennis Culver

Dennis Culver

Instructional Support Specialist, Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching-Iowa State University
avatar for Carrie Hillman

Carrie Hillman

Technology Integrationist, Nevada Community Schools
Carrie is a former elementary teacher and tech coach. Currently, she serves in the role as a technology integrationist for the Nevada Community School District, where she works with staff and students on promoting technology integration into the curriculum. She focuses on creating a student-centered environment where students create, communicate, collaborate, and think critically with the outside world. Carrie also serves on the Iowa Technology... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
106

11:00am

Express Yourself Through Blogging and Vlogging

Vlogging, is it a word we made up? No, we aren’t crazy! It is blogging, but with an added video component to make it “vlogging!”

Learn how we use blogging and vlogging in the classroom as a tool to engage and communicate!  Sarah Staudt will share her journey of blogging, while Ben Feight will take it to a whole new level by talking about vlogging and how he uses it to engage his 4th grade students through guided reading, literacy practices, and through daily classroom activities!

Whether it is you, the educator, or your students, blogging and vlogging encourages, promotes, and fosters self-expression and communication.  Audience members will learn what is blogging and vlogging, their purposes, why they are important, how they communicate what is happening in the classroom, how both tools show evidence of learning, and various other valuable applications. You will leave this presentation with confidence to implement blogging and vlogging in your classroom, as well as your own life, as an educator and person.



Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Feight

Benjamin Feight

4th Grade Teacher, Mason City Community School District
I teach fourth grade at Harding Elementary School in Mason City. This is my third year teaching, and is my second year in the Mason City Community School District. Prior to coming here, I taught 3rd grade in Mount Vernon. I am excited to help my students achieve their potential and learn from the professionals around me. | | I grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, but have family connections to Mason City with my mom having been a former... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Staudt

Sarah Staudt

PreK-12 Teacher-Librarian, Mason City Community School District
PreK-12 Teacher-Librarian, Passionate Educator/Learner/Tech Integrationist, Mommy of 2 Boys (4yr&7yr), Team Player, Collaborator


Tuesday October 14, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
303

11:00am

Flipped Learning for All
So you've heard of Flipped Learning, but you want to start implementing it. How do you take what you teach and begin flipping it? Is it just making videos? What would your classroom time look like after flipping? In this workshop-style session, Jarod Bormann will lead you through three keep steps to begin successful flipping. The goal by the end of the session is to flip a single lesson that you already teach! Please bring a device and headphones :)

Speakers
avatar for Jarod Bormann

Jarod Bormann

Instructional Technology Integration, Keystone AEA
http://about.me/jbormann


Tuesday October 14, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
320

11:00am

Genius Hour: Supporting Student Passion Based Learning
Genius Hour, 20% Time, Passion Based Learning. Sharing considerations, my personal mistakes, and inspiration to help you implement within your own classroom and district. 

Speakers
avatar for Shaelynn Farnsworth

Shaelynn Farnsworth

AEA 267: Education Services Consultant, Iowa
Shaelynn is a leader in the convergence between literacy and technology. As High School teacher she redefined her English classroom as not only a place to learn about literature but also explore how technology is shaping the future of communications. Shaelynn is a Google Certified Innovator and regularly provides professional development to educators around the country. She is also a Certified Project-Based Learning Educator.


Tuesday October 14, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
312

11:00am

Google Earth Tour Builder
Google Earth Tour Builder is a new "tool" that students can use for geography, mapping skills, literature trips, and more. It's fun, easy, and so versatile! Bring your laptop (Mac or PC) and make a tour with me!

Speakers
avatar for Judy Griffin

Judy Griffin

Technology Coordinator/Director, Green Hills AEA
Judy is an Instructional Technology Consultant at Green Hills AEA and a Google Apps Edu Certified Trainer.


Tuesday October 14, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
315

11:00am

How Rube Goldberg Lead Our 6th Graders to Pursue Their Passions in STEM
Marbles roll down a ramp, dominos tumble, and students engage. Building Rube Goldberg inventions brought science to life for these 6th graders. Join our 6th graders as they share their experiences with you.

Speakers
avatar for Leigh Zeitz

Leigh Zeitz

Associate Professor, University of Northern Iowa
Dr. Z is first and foremost a teacher. He has had the privilege of teaching at all levels from first through twelfth grade in public, private and prison schools as well as at several universities. As an associate professor in the Instructional Technology program at the University of Northern Iowa, Dr. Zeitz engages practicing and future teachers in supporting active learning through technology. Dr. Z’s exploration into Rube Goldberg-oriented... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
316

11:00am

How to incorporate computer coding in the curriculum to enhance technology literacy for all students
Computer coding is an important component of digital literacy. Participants will learn about the importance of coding for all students in the common core. A variety of coding options such as Scratch, Kodable, Kodu, Tynker, and Alice will be demonstrated along with curriculum support such as Code.org, Codeacademy, and Bootstrap.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Nicholson

Ann Nicholson

Retired teacher and tech facilitator, Cedar Rapids Community Schools
I'm an avid supporter of infusing 21st Century Skills into the curriculum through appropriate integration of technology and pedagogy. I'm also promoting coding in the classroom and volunteering at a coder dojo.


Tuesday October 14, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
313

11:00am

Lesson Planning for Tech Integration
This session will center around developing a unit plan with an emphasis on designing for integration by identifying the rigor and teaching strategy to be used. Based in conjunction with the SAMR model.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Meier

Robert Meier

Director of Curriculum and Technology Integration, Osage Community Schools
Mr. Meier has been involved in education as MS/HS Principal since 2001. Recently, having the opportunity to move back to his hometown, Mr. Meier accepted the position of Director of Curriculum and Technology Integration. Mr. Meier is an avid proponent of using technology to develop creative, innovative, and successful students for the future. | In his spare time, Mr. Meier has been a volunteer Firefighter since 1999. He enjoys his XBOX... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
311

11:00am

Mirrors and windows : eportfolios for reflection and demonstration
Looking for inspiration for a student eportfolio rollout? See a variety of artifacts including a Civil Rights timeline with primary sources, a Google map trip to Birmingham, talking gemstones, images of angles, book trailers made with Sock Puppets and so much more. Built with Google Sites - easy and meaningful

Speakers
JJ

Jan Johnson

4th Grade Teacher, Lakeview Elementarty
I really enjoy teaching 4th graders. They are excited about learning new things, and are also gaining independence.
avatar for Kathy Kaldenberg

Kathy Kaldenberg

Media Specialist, Solon Community School District
Love learning and sharing!
avatar for Maria Schroeder

Maria Schroeder

4th Grade Teacher, Lakeview Elementary
I am passionate about meeting my students' needs and reaching them in a way that's authentic and exciting. I am part of an excellent team that isn't afraid to try new things. We are the living, breathing example of "If there's a will, there's a way!"


Tuesday October 14, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
305

11:00am

Need a new district website? Lessons learned from a redesign process
This session will focus on considerations and pitfalls of the process of designing a new district website, based upon ADM’s website redesign process during the summer/fall of 2014. Discussion will include identifying goals and target audiences, selecting a design firm (or in-house), the discovery process, and crucial decisions.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Knipper

Beth Knipper

9th Grade English Teacher, ADM High School
avatar for Adam Kurth

Adam Kurth

Director of Technology, Adel Desoto Minburn Community School District
I have been director of technology at ADM for four years, and also had the role of director of communications in the district for just under a year. I've worked in the educational technology field for over a decade, including with the Carlisle CSD, The University of Iowa, and Scattergood Friends School. I have a strong interest in a range of academic technology program elements, from classroom integration and professional development to network... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
101

11:00am

Online Professional Development for Your Faculty
AEA PD Online works with local districts to customize online professional development opportunities for your staff. This session will highlight several ways districts in Iowa are using online PD, and give you the tools to get started today with your own implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Brookhart

Rob Brookhart

Instructional Designer, AEA PD Online
avatar for Deborah Cleveland

Deborah Cleveland

Instructional Designer, AEA PD Online


Tuesday October 14, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
302

11:00am

Stop, Collaborate and English
Alright stop collaborate and English, Gina Rogers is back with a brand new edition of collaborative tools for the English classroom tools. Something to grab a hold of you tightly, like annotation tools and collaborative writing and reading tools. Will it ever stop? Yes, after about 50 minutes, but hopefully you will exit with a number of ideas to bring back to your ELA classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Gina Rogers

Gina Rogers

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Gina Rogers is a instructional technology consultant at Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Before accepting her position at GWAEA, Gina was a high school English and Language Arts teacher in two 1:1 districts in eastern Iowa. She taught everything from 9th grade ELA to College Composition I and II as a dual enrollment course. She lives in Iowa City with her husband and two children, Jack and Willa. Gina is passionate about finding ways... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
308

11:00am

Tech Director Forum
Join technology directors from around the state to share concerns and possible solutions to key issues facing schools, including providing adequate bandwidth, preparing for online assessments, completing state reporting, student information systems, barriers to tech integration, and digital citizenship.

Speakers
avatar for Lance Wilhelm

Lance Wilhelm

Director of Technology, Heartland AEA
I am the Director of Technology for Heartland AEA. We provide a wide variety of technology support and integration services to our districts. If it has to do with educational technology, I look forward to talking about it with you!


Tuesday October 14, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
314

11:00am

They're So Engaged, They Don't Even Realize They're Learning: My Unconventional Trip Through Project Based Learning. (Plus? There Were Zombies Involved)
Join in this fast-paced and slightly chaotic trip through a teacher's first year attempt at shaking things up and completely revamping her curriculum with outside-of-the-box, challenging, and motivating project-based learning units in an effort to provide more meaningful learning opportunities for today's students through project-based learning. (The zombie part is totally true.) Session attendees will walk away having heard about multiple project units, how to incorporate student choice and voice, the integration of a multitude of technology tools in projects including video production and augmented reality, BYOD, reflection and revision, the 16 Habits of Mind, social innovation, and more. Audience members are encouraged to bring their own device to try technology tools out as they are directly tied to student work samples.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Cleveland

Stephanie Cleveland

Technology Integration/Instructional Coach, Bettendorf Community School District
Classroom teacher turned instructional coach with technology integration focus. BA in English, MA in Technology Integration, Google Certified educator, mom, and bookworm.


Tuesday October 14, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
307

11:00am

Fireside Chat with Peter H. Reynolds
Join NY Times best selling author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds in informal session, something we like to call the Fireside Chat.  This is wonderful opportunity to personally connect with Peter, go behind the scenes, and ask questions about where he gets his ideas from, his art, his stories and whatever else you’d like to know.  It's also a great time to share a story of your own.  Bring a cup of tea, sit back, and get ready for an inspiring hour.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Reynolds

Peter Reynolds

Founder/CEO FableVision and FableVision Learning, FableVision and FableVision Learning
Creativity champion Peter H. Reynolds is a NY Times best-selling author/illustrator and founder of FableVision Learning, creating technology tools to inspire young writers, artists and thinkers. Known world-wide for illustrating the Judy Moody series, (soon to be released as a feature film) his "classroom classic" books, "The Dot," "Ish," "Sky Color" and "The North Star" embody his mission to inspire all learners to bravely express who they are... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
107/108

11:00am

Am I Writing On Grade Level? Making the most of instruction technology
This session provides examples and demonstrations that shows how you can support meaningful instructional approaches that combines pedagog and instructional technology that you can use to support reading and writing outcomes in your schools today.   In this informative, non-technical session, discover how you can deliver compelling instructional technology supporting best practices.  Covered: Instructional Technology Do’s and Don’ts, Out of the box graphical organizers that support reading and writing, Instant Reading Wiki for Your Classroom with OneNote, and Real Time Coaching and Writing Feedback in Seconds.

Speakers
avatar for Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Corporation

At Microsoft we believe that providing quality education to the 1.4 billion students around the world is essential to the future of our society. Technology can expand the power of education and unlock the potential of students, educators and schools. To make this technology available worldwide we partner with education communities, delivering solutions, services and programs that help people learn.


Tuesday October 14, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
319

11:00am

Casper Suite
The Casper Suite offers a comprehensive approach to client device management, ensuring your environment is successfully maintained. The Casper Suite provides features and functions for IT administrators to help them with best practice strategies to meet the challenges of supporting the Apple platform in the enterprise.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Bareis

Kyle Bareis

Senior Systems Engineer, JAMF Software
avatar for Jason Busch

Jason Busch

Senior Account Executive, Education, JAMF Software
Our Casper Suite and Casper Focus tools make it easy for schools to unleash the power of Apple technologies in the classroom — giving IT managers a robust way to manage all Apple computers and devices under their control, while ensuring faculty and students enjoy the rich and intuitive end-user experience that the Apple platform is known for worldwide.


Tuesday October 14, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
318

11:00am

Get Office for no-cost for your teachers and students – no joke!
Office provides collaborative capabilities on any device. Come to this session to learn if you qualify and how you can start providing Office to students and teachers to use
on their PC / MAC or mobile device.  Use Office to support your district’s collaboration, work-force/college readiness, and distance learning initiatives.

Tuesday October 14, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Board Room 2

11:00am

The Tink Tank 1: BrushArtBot
This session will challenge the audience to play, explore, and tinker through a Maker activity of building a Brushbot and converting it into an Artbot which I like call BrushArtbot. Be ready to collaborate, use tools, build, experiment, fail forward, and walk away with new connections and ideas. The goal is to get educators to understand the power of play and how we need to incorporate this idea more into our core classes. Come ready to act like a kid again! BrushArtBot Project - http://coffeeforthebrain.com/brushartbot/

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Maurer

Aaron Maurer

Instructional Coach, Bettendorf Community School District
Iowa Teacher of Year Finalist, Maker Wannabe, Instructional Coach, Robotics, LEGO infatuation, coffee in my hand. Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert15 · www.coffeeforthebrain.com


Tuesday October 14, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
104/105

11:00am

You mean formative assessment can be fun?
Do you Kahoot? Ever had a little bit of PearDeck? Put together and EdPuzzle? This session will explore digital tools educators can use to collect formative data...but also provide an opportunity for good old fashion fun and engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Devin Schoening

Devin Schoening

Teacher-Secondary, Council Bluffs Community School District
About Devin Schoening | K12 Instructional Coach, Council Bluffs Community School District, Council Bluffs, IA Devin Schoening is a K12 Instructional Technology Coach (2010-present); High School Journalism Adviser (2001-2010). Council Bluffs Community School District, Council Bluffs, Iowa.  


Tuesday October 14, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
310

11:00am

Flipped Class for Administrators

Flipped Class for Administrators

Learn from Flipped Class pioneer Jon Bergmann as he explains tips for administrators as they consider implementing flipped learning into their schools.

and Aaron Sams

Moderators
avatar for Leigh Zeitz

Leigh Zeitz

Associate Professor, University of Northern Iowa
Dr. Z is first and foremost a teacher. He has had the privilege of teaching at all levels from first through twelfth grade in public, private and prison schools as well as at several universities. As an associate professor in the Instructional Technology program at the University of Northern Iowa, Dr. Zeitz engages practicing and future teachers in supporting active learning through technology. Dr. Z’s exploration into Rube Goldberg-oriented... Read More →

Speakers

Tuesday October 14, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
317

11:10am

iBeacons: Content on Location
From welcoming students as they enter the classroom to providing them content based on their location in a building, iBeacons open up a world of possibilities for students and teachers across the world.  Join us in this session as we look at iBeacon setup, workflows, and experience the power of access to location-based content.

Speakers

Tuesday October 14, 2014 11:10am - 12:00pm
Board Room 3

12:00pm

Lunch
Tuesday October 14, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
HyVee Hall A

1:00pm

Google Art Project in the Classroom
Discover the amazing features of the Google Art Project. Walk the halls of the world's greatest museums while learning about composition and color combinations. Take a few more steps and discover history and culture. Peel back the layers of hundreds of giga-pixel photos and uncover a wide variety of uses for art in any classroom. The Art Project is a collaboration between Google and 400+ acclaimed art partners from around the world. Using a combination of various Google technologies and expert information provided by museum partners, you can learn to infuse your lessons with 71,000+ artworks that can be explored at brushstroke level detail.


Speakers
avatar for Jim Sill

Jim Sill

Educational Technology Consultant, Jim Sill Consulting, Inc.
As a Google Apps Certified Trainer and Apple Certified Trainer, I enjoy traveling to new places around the world leading workshops on topics that include Using Video for Social Change, Cinematic Narrative Techniques, Encouraging a Creative Student, Google in the Classroom and much more.


Tuesday October 14, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
107/108

1:00pm

Photo and Video on your mobile device
Tips, Tricks and Apps: When was the last time you took a really nice photo at night with your mobile device? You probably had to think about it. This class is designed to show you some tips and tricks on how to take effective digital photographs and video with your app based phone or tablet no matter the time of day or conditions. We will also preview many of the various photo and video apps available today.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Director, lesliefisher.com
Leslie Fisher's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
102/103

1:00pm

An Introduction to Blended Learning Using Blended Learning
An Introduction to Blended Learning using Blended Learning! - The development of a blended classroom in a high school biology course will be detailed. Participants will interact with the exact blended learning system that the presenters students encounter in class so bring your iPad / mobile device and be ready to go to work!

Speakers
avatar for Paul Mugan

Paul Mugan

Biology Teacher, Waverly Shell Rock High School
2016-17 will be my 26th year as a secondary science teacher. I'm a '91 Wartburg College grad. I completed a Masters in '08 through University of Wisconsin Stout's online program and it has influenced my teaching profoundly! Since then, I have been focused on Blended Learning and have enjoyed showing others how to teach with a Blended format throughout Iowa. Let's learn together!


Tuesday October 14, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
310

1:00pm

Building Your Brand with Social Media
Have you shared the great things happening in your classroom or school recently? Social media allows educators to connect with valuable stakeholders and tell their story. Let’s look at how we can use Twitter and Instagram to build our brand, be transparent, and connect.

Speakers
avatar for Kristina Peters

Kristina Peters

eLearning Specialist & School Library Liaison, Nebraska Department of Education
NE Dept of Ed eLearning Specialist, Pepperdine MALT alum, EdCampOmaha Co-organizer, @yourNETA Board member, Learner, Social Butterfly


Tuesday October 14, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
318

1:00pm

Developing Teacher Technological, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
This session will focus on how to create professional development opportunities that develop teacher knowledge of technologies, pedagogy, and content, and their ability to leverage that integrated knowledge effectively in the lesson development process.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Mourlam

Dan Mourlam

Project Manager/Technology Specialist, University of Northern Iowa
TPACK; Designing Instruction for Effective Educational Technology Use; Teacher Professional Development; Curriculum Design, Implementation, and Evaluation; Project-Based Learning


Tuesday October 14, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
311

1:00pm

Engaging Learners in a Digital Learning Environment
Teachers share their favorite tools for engaging learners in a 1:1 digital learning environment. Come get inspired from this group of teachers with ideas that range from gaming tools to project ideas to classroom management and assessment. Want new ideas and terminology? We've got it - Smore, Glogster, Zondle, Quia, Weebly, Lino, Educreations, and more. This session is packed full of ideas to inspire teachers and engage learners!

Speakers
avatar for Heather Holm

Heather Holm

School Improvement Coordinator / Technology Integration Specialist / ELL Coordinator, North Butler High School
Heather Holm is the school improvement coordinator and technology integrationist at North Butler, a 1:1 laptop school. She is passionate about engaging learners in higher order tasks, incorporating collaboration, increasing efficiency, differentiating instruction, and providing meaningful feedback with technology.
avatar for Stephanie Paulus

Stephanie Paulus

High School Life Science, North Butler High School


Tuesday October 14, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
305

1:00pm

Facilitating Mastery Learning Using Digital Technologies
Facilitating Mastery Learning Using Digital Technologies will highlight a combination of web 2.0 tools that assist classroom teachers with integrating differentiation, asynchronous pacing, and mastery learning. High school teachers, Andrew Troxel (Social Studies) and Brent Zirkel (Spanish) will outline their flipped/blended framework and relative success using this model.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Troxel

Andrew Troxel

Teacher (Social Studies), Fort Madison High School
I am in my sixth year of teaching social studies at Fort Madison (IA) Senior High School. In addition, I am in the last year of a Master's of Education program, with an emphasis in curriculum and instructional technology, through Iowa State University. I would enjoy conversational topics that involve the implications of integrating digital technologies on curricular decisions. Furthermore, I would also enjoy discussing the educational... Read More →
avatar for Brent Zirkel

Brent Zirkel

Spanish Teacher, Fort Madison High School
Last year was my first time attending ITEC, I came away inspired to improve my integration of technology into my teaching and have since been on a whirlwind adventure using Web 2.0 tools to differentiate instruction and improve student achievement. I have a passion for learning and I look forward to talking to other educators about what teachers are actually using in their classrooms and what is working best. New tools are emerging at a... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
308

1:00pm

Finding Your Flipside
Did you know that there's more than one way to flip your classroom? Come and explore different techniques to facilitate flipped learning to help you a flip side that compliments your teaching style. Learn some tips to help flipped learning enhance your class for your students.

Speakers
avatar for Amber Bridge

Amber Bridge

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Amber Bridge is a technology consultant at Grant Wood AEA. She has previously worked for 10 years as a middle school science teacher in Iowa. Amber is a Google Educator for Apps and Chrome as well as an advocate for flipped learning. She believes that technology should seamlessly blend into the learning environment created by the teacher in a way that enhances the classroom relationships.


Tuesday October 14, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
307

1:00pm

Gamification: Let's Game This Class
Why gamify? Benefits of gamification for students personalized learning, higher engagement, and encouraging risk-takers, critical thinkers, and innovators while eliminating the fear of failure. We will take a look at how games and gamification can make class come alive.

Speakers
avatar for Timothy Scholze

Timothy Scholze

Teacher, Regina Jr/Sr High School
I am passionate about life-long learning, gamification, game based learning, personalized learning, but most of all learning with young people. I'm a self-described EdTech geek who enjoys family, gadgets, reading, fly tying, orienteering, and good television.


Tuesday October 14, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
106

1:00pm

Google Apps Admin Console Best Practices for Schools
Have you configured your Admin Console around the best practices for your school or district? Mitch will provide an overview of the Admin Console, which will include tips on user management, groups, services to have on and, sometimes more importantly, off. This session will also include a look at the objectionable content filter and why it is imperative in a school setting. By default, the console is not fully configured for a school environment -- this session will tell you what settings you really need to change.

Speakers
avatar for Mitch Dowhower

Mitch Dowhower

Google Apps and EdTech Consultant, Amplified IT
A passionate educator at heart with an IT background that is dedicated to bringing collaborative cloud based tools to schools all over the world. | | Mitch's professional resume includes the founding of the GAFE Admins community. This community is a thriving community full of professionals from multiple backgrounds that are dedicated to supporting Google Apps for Education in their schools. He has worked with school districts from across... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
101

1:00pm

Here are 60 Chrome Extensions in Only 50 Minutes
Let's maximize Chrome for students and teachers by using the extensions! There are extensions that can be used to help support student learning and instruction. I will go through some of my favorite Chrome extensions in 60 minutes and give some application ideas along the way, so hold on to your hats!  This slide deck is always being updated, so you are bound to find something new!

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Behmer

Stacy Behmer

Coordinator of Digital Learning, Grant Wood AEA
Stacy is a former elementary and middle school teacher and also spent some time as a district technology director. She is currently the Coordinator of Digital Learning from Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she works with a team of technology consultants providing technology integration support and training to teachers and administrators. Stacy serves on the Iowa Technology Education Connection board which holds a couple of... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
315

1:00pm

iBooks Author
During this "make and take" session, attendees will explore iBooks Author, learn how they can incorporate this Mac app into their teaching and learning, and will leave with a finished, or nearly finished book!

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Laird

Stephanie Laird

Instructional Coach
Stephanie is an Instructional Coach at Mitchellville Elementary, a 1:1 school with iPads, Nexus Tablets, Chromebooks, and MacBooks in preschool through fifth grade. As an Instructional Coach, she works alongside teachers to impact student learning through the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Connect with Stephanie at stephanie.laird@southeastpolk.org and on Twitter at @LairdLearning


Tuesday October 14, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
306

1:00pm

IPTV and PBS Elementary Resources
IPTV brings you a variety of resources that engage 21st century learners to promote diverse learning experiences in your classroom. Find out how to access thousands of free resources that help students and educators navigate the 1:1 classrooms and those that are simply technology rich.  

Speakers
avatar for Angela Hiatt

Angela Hiatt

Educational Outreach Specialist, Iowa Public Television
Angela Hiatt is an Educational Outreach Specialist for Iowa Public Television. She has experience as a teacher and understands the importance of free resources that engage students. Join her as she showcases thousands of resources that IPTV and PBS bring to the table.


Tuesday October 14, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
319

1:00pm

OK! I'm Ready to Start This Coding Thing
Everyday there is more information about the necessity for coding in schools but it can be difficult to implement new programs. This session will look at the benefits of coding in the classroom and tools you can use the various grade levels to start a coding program in your district.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Cowell

Michelle Cowell

Instructional Technology Consultant, AEA 267


Tuesday October 14, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
313

1:00pm

PBL and 1:1 technology
What is your essential question? Share in our active Project-Based Learning Unit: How Can I Conserve & Protect the Water in My World? Combining PBL and 1:1 has allowed students to be engaged in their learning while connecting to their world. An environment that encourages deeper thinking and learning.

Speakers
avatar for Karla Duff

Karla Duff

Middle School Teacher, Oelwein Community School District
Karla Duff (@teacher6th) is a middle school teacher at Oelwein, Iowa. She currently teaches social studies and reading to 6th graders and is the 6-12 Social Science Curriculum Leader. Making an impact with students and local - global stakeholders by building on a passions, using Action Based Learning, collaboration, and creativity is a mission of hers.
LL

Lori Leo

6th Grade Science and Reading teacher at Oelwein Middle School.


Tuesday October 14, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
320

1:00pm

Reaching for our Elementary ELA Standards through Technology
How do we blend the instructional strategies alongside the needed technology to create a blended PD experience for all teachers within our elementary buildings? We are working toward the blended PD, by supporting teachers to help elementary students reach the ELA standards of Reading Fluency and Writing by using technology.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Unruh

Brian Unruh

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Cedar Falls Community School District


Tuesday October 14, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
304

1:00pm

StudentCam: Student Voice, Citizenship, & PBL
"StudentCam is C-SPAN's annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think critically about issues that affect our communities and our nation." Come learn about this exciting opportunity for students to tell their story, impact their community, and develop life-long skills.

Tuesday October 14, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
303

1:00pm

Technology Professional Development: Mix It Up!
Quality professional development requires more than a "one-and-done" presentation model. A partnership between staff, administration, and consultants can build a more meaningful experience. This session will provide an example of an integrated professional development model for technology integration that goes beyond the in-service schedule to meet individual staff needs.

Speakers
avatar for Jill Janes

Jill Janes

Director of Innovative Learning, Boone CSD
Director of Innovative Learning for Boone CSD, helping amazing staff implement amazing work. Advocate for technology integration that is "just good teaching". Former middle school literacy teacher. #UKSTL Ph.D
avatar for Travis Wilkins

Travis Wilkins

Instructional Technology Consultant, Heartland AEA
Travis Wilkins is an instructional technology consultant for Heartland AEA.


Tuesday October 14, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
302

1:00pm

Funding the Modern Classroom: E-rate's Updated Program & YOUR DISTRICT

Come hear the Good News! The FCC has revamped the E-rate program to facilitate the classroom transformation to wireless, mobile learning. They have secured funding for Internal Connection projects [wireless, switches] and have made critical changes to the program. Are you a 60% school? A 40% school? You can now qualify for--and obtain-- E-rate funding for your wireless projects.

Speaker: Jean Mickelson, Education Specialist, Extreme Networks



Tuesday October 14, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Board Room 2

1:00pm

iBooks Author and iAd Producer: Crowd-sourcing a Community of Learners
iBooks Author presents an opportunity to not only redefine the reading experience for learners, but redefine the authoring experience for teachers.  Through creative uses of the HTML widget, authoring takes on a brand new form of continuity when we allow our readers to become co-authors.  The iBooks Author and iAd Producer: Crowd-sourcing a Community of Learners session will expand the thinking that goes into developing content for learners to experience.  Through the use of the HTML widget, all students can have a voice and a hand in contributing content to a pre-existing book for the benefit of all learners who have access.  

Speakers

Tuesday October 14, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Board Room 3

1:00pm

Tech Toolbox for Administrators
 Learn what tools you can use to increase your productivity as an administrator.  This session will focus on ways to use technology tools to promote your school, increase your productivity, and learn from others in the field. 

Speakers
avatar for Jimmy Casas

Jimmy Casas

Principal, Bettendorf High School
Jimmy Casas is in his 22nd year of administrative leadership, including the last 13 years as Principal at Bettendorf High School. He is passionate about kids, serving others, and cultivating school cultures that focus on excellence for all students & staff. Jimmy was named the 2012 Iowa Secondary Principal of the Year and was selected as one of three finalists for NASSP 2013 National Secondary Principal of the Year. Jimmy is the Co-Founder... Read More →
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Matt Degner

Matt Degner is the Principal of South East Junior High in Iowa City.  He is the co-founder and co-moderator of #IAedchat.  He serves as an organizer for #Edcampiowa and was a Bammy Award Nominee.  Matt is also a Phd student in Educational Leadership at the University of Iowa.  He has successfully rolled out a 1:1 iPad initiative, led several technology teams and pilots,  and is currently working to implement Genius Hour... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
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1:00pm

The Tink Tank 2: Squishy Circuits and More
This is not another sit and get. Come ready to play, tinker, design, experiment, and present your learning at the end. Stations will be set up to get you up and moving. This is not a session to sit and check Facebook. Come ready to learn and get involved. Stations are mysteries until the day of, but I promise fun!

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Aaron Maurer

Instructional Coach, Bettendorf Community School District
Iowa Teacher of Year Finalist, Maker Wannabe, Instructional Coach, Robotics, LEGO infatuation, coffee in my hand. Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert15 · www.coffeeforthebrain.com


Tuesday October 14, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
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1:00pm

Coding for Kids
While not every student might want to write their own software, understanding the big ideas of coding is a skill that all students would benefit from, even the very young ones. Understanding the key ideas of computational thinking – identifying patterns, thinking algorithmically, manipulating data, solving real problems, etc – is an important step in helping our students build mastery over their world.
This presentation will take you on a guided tour through some of the resources available to your students to help them learn the principles of creating code. We’ll check out a range of desktop and iPad apps suitable for teaching very young students to program, through to tools and websites that can help your older students learn to hack code, and much more.

 


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Tuesday October 14, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
317

2:10pm

Making Magnificent Maps with Google
Discover the new way to create, collaborate, and publish on Google Maps.  Using Google's Map features, Jim Sill, an advisor to Google Geo Education team, , will show you how to can engage students with map building. We will dig into the tools that help you import data from Google Drive, measure distances, create multimedia placemarks and develop geo literacies across the curriculum.  Be inspired to try it yourself with real examples from real teachers around the globe.

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Jim Sill

Educational Technology Consultant, Jim Sill Consulting, Inc.
As a Google Apps Certified Trainer and Apple Certified Trainer, I enjoy traveling to new places around the world leading workshops on topics that include Using Video for Social Change, Cinematic Narrative Techniques, Encouraging a Creative Student, Google in the Classroom and much more.


Tuesday October 14, 2014 2:10pm - 3:00pm
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2:10pm

The Group Smackdown
This class is all about YOU! Bring your favorite website, app, gadget, whatever and be prepared to show the audience how awesome it is while learning about other awesome items from your fellow audience members.

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Leslie Fisher

Director, lesliefisher.com
Leslie Fisher's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 2:10pm - 3:00pm
102/103

2:10pm

Designing for Success
Most professional development and other ed tech initiatives have high levels of non-implementation afterward. How can we solve this problem and design for success? We will share how we're using the Influencer framework in Prairie Lakes AEA to help address the post-PD blues...

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Mike Anderson

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
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Julie Graber

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
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Leslie Pralle Keehn

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
@lprallekeehn on Twitter. *Member of the new PLAEA tech integration team *BA in Political Science *MA in Curriculum & Instruction: Technology *Formerly 6-12 Social Studies, 6-8 Computer at Northeast Hamilton *Passionate about blended learning, gamification, literacy across content areas, cross-curricular teaching, creating global connections. *Create Connect Collaborate *Wife, mother of 3
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Scott McLeod

Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver
Associate Professor. Founding Director, CASTLE. Blogger. Idea generator. Solution builder. Agitator. Catalyst. “If the leaders don’t get it, it’s not going to happen.” | @mcleod
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Erin Olson

Instructional Leader/Curriculum Director, Sioux Central Community School
Erin currently serves Sioux Central Community School as an Instructional Leader and Curriculum Director. She has taught middle school language arts and high school English for a combined total of ten years before supporting technology integration at PLAEA for three years. Erin is a passionate educator and curriculum designer. In 2015, she received the ITEC State Technology Leader Award. She has been nationally recognized for her work as a... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 2:10pm - 3:00pm
311

2:10pm

Formative Assessment Tools for Any Device
How do we know whether or not our students are understanding the content that is being presented? Formative assessment! In this session you will learn about a variety of device agnostic formative assessment tools like Geddit, Infuse Learning, Socrative, Kahoot, and Pear Deck. We will even throw in some Google Forms for fun. Stop wondering what the students understand and start knowing!

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Gina Rogers

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Gina Rogers is a instructional technology consultant at Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Before accepting her position at GWAEA, Gina was a high school English and Language Arts teacher in two 1:1 districts in eastern Iowa. She taught everything from 9th grade ELA to College Composition I and II as a dual enrollment course. She lives in Iowa City with her husband and two children, Jack and Willa. Gina is passionate about finding ways... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 2:10pm - 3:00pm
309

2:10pm

Personalized Learning with AEA PD Online
This session will give a live demonstration of AEA PD Online's new student Personalized Learning System, including a tour of its e-curriculum and its learning features. Participants will walk away with access to the system to pilot with student in their own schools.

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Evan Abbey

Program Director, AEA PD Online
As a collaborative of Iowa's Area Education Agencies, we offer online professional development and services for schools to deliver their own online or blended learning. This includes self-paced trainings and courses for school employees, facilitated courses, online teacher communities, LMS hosting, e-curriculum, and our new Student Personalized Learning System. Come by our booth to see the wide array of options and how they can support your... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 2:10pm - 3:00pm
302

2:10pm

Show Your Stuff with Digital Badges
Are you looking for a way to motivate students and teachers in technology instruction? Then digital badges are for you. The presenters will discuss their experiences with digital badges and competency based tech instruction with both students and staff members. Come to discuss and learn together on this buzz-worthy topic. 

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Sarah Freking

District Technology Director, Storm Lake CSD
I am passionate about helping teachers integrate technology. I absolutely believe that a new paradigm of teaching and learning is necessary to teach 21st Century students. We owe it to our students to provide them with the greatest source of information available today-the Internet.
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Christine Sturgeon

Teacher Librarian, Manson-Northwest Webster
Christine Sturgeon is a K-12 Teacher Librarian at Manson Northwest Webster Schools in north central Iowa.  Sturgeon serves as Advocacy Chair for the Iowa Association of School Librarians and as secretary for Iowa SLI, Iowa's student voice organization.  With an elementary education degree from UNI and a library science degree from Missouri, Sturgeon is a doctoral student in the Educational Leadership program at Drake University.  Her... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 2:10pm - 3:00pm
106

2:10pm

Social media and blogging for tech directors
How are you using social media and blogging to connect with your staff and your community? Join us to discuss: easy ways to generate and create content ideas, tips for delivering the message, and strategies for measuring results.

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Brian Abeling

Director of Technology, West Des Moines Community Schools


Tuesday October 14, 2014 2:10pm - 3:00pm
101

2:10pm

Stop Pirating: Let’s Talk Creative Commons
We use photos, music, and other media every day. With this use comes great responsibility. As we work with students in our classrooms and organizations, it is important to know where to access usable content. Let’s discuss Creative Commons, how to find Creative Commons licensed work, and attribute the work to its creator.

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Kristina Peters

eLearning Specialist & School Library Liaison, Nebraska Department of Education
NE Dept of Ed eLearning Specialist, Pepperdine MALT alum, EdCampOmaha Co-organizer, @yourNETA Board member, Learner, Social Butterfly


Tuesday October 14, 2014 2:10pm - 3:00pm
318

2:10pm

Targeting Core: Engaging students with technology within the core content
In a learner-centered environment, we will explore technology resources including websites and apps, that to reach Iowa Core standards. Discover technology resources that are free or inexpensive across all curricular areas.

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Marisa Dahl

Instructional Technology Consultant, Heartland Area Education Agency
Marisa is an Instructional Technology Consultant for Heartland AEA and gets to provide learning opportunities focused on technology integration in the Des Moines area. Previously, she was an Instructional Literacy Coach at Heartland AEA, and prior to that a kindergarten teacher for 7 years in Urbandale, Iowa. She is also a Google Certified Trainer and Apple Education Trainer. Marisa's educational mission is "to foster confident, motivated... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 2:10pm - 3:00pm
305

2:10pm

Technology Classes for the 21st Century and Beyond
Take your tech classes to a whole new level! Students at West Middle School in Sioux City are programming AR drones, producing lights shows set to music played by the band students, creating rear projection holograms and much more! Student engagement is at an all-time high. Tech teacher Mike Borrall will show you the secret to creating a dynamic technology class that emphasizes hands-on, real world technology projects that never fail to amaze!!

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Mike Borrall

Technology Teacher, Sioux City Community Schools
To sum me up I am a Husband, Father of 2, Technology Teacher, creator of http://teacherseeds.com , microsoft innovative educator. Check out my website Teacherseeds.com for over 1000 Tech resources, Augmented Reality templates, and Classroom Games.


Tuesday October 14, 2014 2:10pm - 3:00pm
307

2:10pm

There is EVEN MORE with Google Apps
Once you have done the core apps that Google for Education has to offer, then it is time to keep adding tools to your toolbox! This session will go through some of those little know tools and provide ways you can incorporate them in your classroom! We will look at goodies like: Search Curriculum, My Maps (formerly Map Engine Lite), SmartyPins, Voice, Moderator, Spell Up, Google Docs Storybuilder and some other goodies!

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Stacy Behmer

Coordinator of Digital Learning, Grant Wood AEA
Stacy is a former elementary and middle school teacher and also spent some time as a district technology director. She is currently the Coordinator of Digital Learning from Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she works with a team of technology consultants providing technology integration support and training to teachers and administrators. Stacy serves on the Iowa Technology Education Connection board which holds a couple of... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 2:10pm - 3:00pm
104/105

2:10pm

Using Edpuzzle in the Flipped Classroom
Like the idea of the flipped classroom but worried about getting your students to watch the videos? Use Edpuzzle to monitor whether your students watch the videos and even embed questions and comments right into the video they are watching.

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Tuesday October 14, 2014 2:10pm - 3:00pm
308

2:10pm

What's New in iOS 8 for Education
iOS 8 lets students and teachers share and show their work like never before. New document workflows, new management features and enchanted deployment programs are all part of iOS 8. Come to this seminar to see how these enhancements make iOS and iPad perfect for any classroom.

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Tuesday October 14, 2014 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Board Room 3

3:15pm

ITEC Board Meeting

Tuesday October 14, 2014 3:15pm - 4:00pm
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