|Presenter(s)||Description||Grade Level||Content Area||Target Audience||Characteristics of Effective Instruction||Clarity Branding|
|3D Printer in the Classroom||Phil Wardenburg|
|Want that 3D printer for the classroom and what will be done with it? How will it be placed in the course. Do the online downloads or create own parts?||All Grade Levels||All Secondary Levels||Teaching for Understanding, Assessment for Learning (Formative Assessment), Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum, Teacher for Learner Differences, Student-Centered Classrooms|
|3D Printing||Ryan Smith|
|The popularity of 3D printers are on the rise because of their many uses. This session will show you how simple it is to get started 3D printing.||All Grade Levels||All Content Areas||Teaching for Understanding, Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum, Teaching for Learner Differences, Student-Centered Classrooms|
|A First Look at Google Classroom||Stephanie Mikkelsen|
|Classroom is designed to help teachers create and collect assignments paperlessly, including time-saving features like the ability to automatically make a copy of a Google Document for each student. It also creates Drive folders for each assignment and for each student to help keep everyone organized.|
Students can keep track of what’s due on the Assignments page and begin working with just a click. Teachers can quickly see who has or hasn't completed the work, and provide direct, real-time feedback and grades right in Classroom.
|All Grade Levels||All Content Areas||Teaching for Understanding, Assessment for Learning (Formative Assessment), Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum, Teacher for Learner Differences, Student-Centered Classrooms|
|All Things Android||David VanHorn|
|During this session participants will learn about the tools available to them through Android devices. Moving beyond just a sit and get participants will have a chance to share with others the tools they know about and/or have used that are available to them via the Android. This should be a lively and fun event. Hope to see you there.||All Grade Levels||Business, Principals, Special Education/Assistive Technology, Superintendents, Teacher Librarian, Technology Coordinators, Technology Integration/Instructors||Teaching for Understanding, Teaching for Learner Differences, Student-Centered Classrooms|
|Americas Funniest Video Modeling: Using technology to teach behavior||Seth Piro|
|This session will introduce educators to Video Modeling interventions. Target population, essential components, tools for implementation, and demonstration of the techniques will be shared. iPad apps such as ubersense will be used during the presentation.||All Grade Levels||Behavior||Teaching for Understanding, Teacher for Learner Differences||Classroom|
|Assistive Technology for Reading, Comprehension and Demonstration of Knowledge to Provide Access to a Rigorous Curriculum for All||Corey Navis|
|This presentation will demonstrate how to seamlessly integrate digital content with tools that foster reading, writing, and understanding to provide universal access to core curriculum materials. Learn how to use cloud and assistive technology to ensure that all students have access to Common Core and the curricula that supports it and showcase best practices to address the needs of students who struggle with age appropriate literacy skills in accessing content, gaining meaning, and expressing what they have learned. |
Reading: With natural sounding voices, Kurzweil 3000-firefly reads text aloud to students, allowing them to follow along as the text is highlighted and spoken at a self-adjusted pace.
Understanding: Understanding of vocabulary and active reading of text is essential for comprehension. Kurzweil 3000-firefly offers digital dictionaries and thesaurus tools to promote a deeper understanding of words within text.
Demonstrating: Utilizing the solution to help organize and write, students can structure complex thoughts, connect ideas with supporting evidence, and employ academic vocabulary that guides them through the writing process.
Kurzweil 3000-firefly is widely used in K-12 schools and higher education, to support students with learning disabilities, as well as English language learners, in one intuitive environment.
|All Grade Levels||Foreign Language, Special Education/Assistive Technology, Superintendents, Technology Coordinators, Technology Integration/Instructors||Teaching for Understanding, Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum, Teaching for Learner Differences|
|Basics of Google Docs and Forms||Joni Gillam|
|This will be an introduction to Google Docs and Google Forms in the classroom. The basic understanding behind how they work and some classroom uses for students and teachers. Teachers will need a laptop, I-Pad or Tablet to participate interactively.||All Grade Levels||All Content Areas||Student-Centered Classrooms|
|Become a Financial Literacy Guru||Kyle Osborne|
|We will look at or demo 21 different Middle and high school technology related financial literacy curriculum and show how each meets or partially meets the 21st Century Financial Literacy standards. Each participant will receive a handout with all the curriculum and a handout with all of the curriculum aligned to the Iowa 21st Century Financial Literacy standards.||High School||Financial Literacy||Assessment for Learning (Formative Assessment), Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum|
|Blended Learning & E-Curriculum||Evan Abbey|
AEA PD Online
|Schools are looking for innovative ways to blend in pieces of online learning and e-curriculum into their classes. AEA K-12 Online offers several resources and a growing e-curriculum catalog available for Iowa schools. This session gives an overview of how schools are blending learning, using online curriculum. It also highlights how to access the E-curriculum catalog, the statewide Moodle server, and other AEA K-12 Online services.||All Grade Levels||All Content Areas||Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum, Teacher for Learner Differences, Student-Centered Classrooms|
|Build Your Own Google Site|
(2 Hour Session)
|This will be a 2-hour workshop. Participants will walk away with a finished project.|
The participants of this workshop will create their own Google website before they walk out the door! In addition to instruction and examples, attendees will be given the gift of time to design, build and launch their site for immediate use. Don't worry if you have little to no experience with websites! This session is designed with the novice user in mind yet it allows others a chance to explore options at a different pace.
Participants will also learn to use their site as an instructional tool to actively engage students and efficiently manage the learning that is taking place in their classroom(s).
A Google e-mail address is required.
|All Grade Levels||All Content Areas||Teaching for Learner Differences, Student-Centered Classrooms|
|Classroom Transformation: Why Change is No Longer A Choice||Aaron Schmidt|
|This session will introduce you to a new way of teaching that meets the needs of 21st century learners to actually prepare them for the future. I will cover why technology plays a vital role in how we teach kids, but more importantly how we should use it. This session is a great tie in with Google Apps for Education and is sure to spark ingenuity.||All Grade Levels||Principals, Superintendents, Technology Coordinators, Technology Integration/Instructors, All Content Areas||Assessment for Learning (Formative Assessment), Teacher for Learner Differences, Student-Centered Classrooms|
|Connected Educators||Barb DeVore|
IowaWORKS Southern Hills
|Question: The career market has changed dramatically since 1950? Yes or No.|
Answer: Both yes and no are correct answers! Find out why this is the answer in 2014 and why it will continue to be the correct answer in the future. Understanding the career market is important to educators who are critical players in preparing the students who will become our next labor force. Students need information about everything from general expectations that businesses have about soft skills and work readiness as well as career path opportunities and post-secondary choices. Find out what is available to assist you in bringing this information to your classrooms.
|All Grade Levels||All Content Areas||Teaching for Understanding|
|Connected Writing||Will Richardson||The ability to easily publish to the Internet has opened up all sorts of new possibilities for teachers to help students enhance their writing skills and become more effective communicators. In the age of the Read/Write Web, every reader can truly be a writer as well. Weblogs and wikis provide wide and diverse audiences from around the world for feedback and response. But they also require a more “connective writing” approach, one that can synthesize many disparate ideas from different sources, all connected together through hypertext. This is a think out of the box workshop intended to help you start exploring new ways to make your own writing and your classroom writing more meaningful and more effective.||All Grade Levels||All Content Areas|
|Cutting Edge Online Resources for Special Educators||Mark Draper|
|This session will provide insights and information to online special education resources for teachers and AEA support services personnel. There will also be a discussion on how to evaluate the quality of sites.||All Grade Levels||Special Education/Assistive Technology||Teaching for Understanding, Assessment for Learning (Formative Assessment), Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum, Teaching for Learner Differences, Student-Centered Classrooms|
|Data Center/VMware/San Setup||John Stile|
|This session will cover Setting up a data center utilizing V-center, esx servers, SANs, and redundant networking. The session will focus on using the Scott Data Center and the capabilities for school districts.||All Grade Levels||Technology Coordinators, Technology Integration/Instructors||Student-Centered Classrooms||Access|
|Digital Art||Sandy Winter|
|Utilizing iPads this high school course begins the year developing the techniques of drawing, photography, stop motion animation, video, movies, and editing. The apps used will be briefly demonstrated and examples of student work provided for each app.|
Second semester work concentrates on developing one-minute video for the county's website for tourism. Sites are determined by the executive director of Adams County Economic Development who serves as the client for the videos produced. Students visit each site to take photos and videos, and visit with personnel to learn about the tourism site. Videos are produced and submitted to the executive director who accepts the video or sends it back to the students for additional changes or improvement. Once the video is accepted it is uploaded onto the Adams County website on the pages advertising the selected sites.
|High School||Art||Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum, Student-Centered Classrooms||Classroom|
|Effective Use of Video in the Classroom||Rob Lindquist|
|This seession will focus on the use of video in the classroom as a tool for content enrichment, including tips for the most effectcive practices.||All Secondary Levels||All Content Areas||Teaching for Understanding|
Teaching for Learner Differences
|Participants will be introduced to Evernote and how it can be used in both your professional and personal life.||All Grade Levels||All Content Areas||Teaching for Understanding|
|Flitad-stic! Behavior Data Collection Goes Digital||Jessica Mallory|
|A presentation on using technology to collect behavior data.||All Grade Levels||Behavior||Assessment for Learning (Formative Assessment)||Classroom|
|Free Flippin’ Video Tools for Teachers and Administrators||Clayton Bosquez|
|JDL Horizons will show you how easily you can access free tools that are available to most members of Iowas’ AEAs.|
See how easy it is to make and upload videos using the free Eduvision tools for desktop capture, and mobile device live capture and video upload.
|All Grade Levels||Technology Integration/Instructors||Teaching for Understanding, Assessment for Learning (Formative Assessment), Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum, Teaching for Learner Differences, Student-Centered Classrooms||all day workshop|
limited to 40 participants
list equipment needed to attend workshop
|From Information Literacy to Information Leadership||Will Richardson||Assessing the relevance and reliability of information is a crucial skill for all educators to master and model. But that type of information literacy is only the beginning. With the explosion of information coming online, each of us needs to use social Web technologies to employ successful strategies for finding, managing and communicating information relevant to our own practice and to our constituents. This workshop will cover the tools that information literate learners are using and the strategies to use them well.||All Grade Levels||All Content Areas|
|Google Apps = Efficiency||Jessica Fincel|
|This session will include samples of how Atlantic Community School District uses Google Apps such as: Sub Calendar, Professional Development Calendar, Transportation Request Form, Technology Request Form, Staff Lunch Order Form, Scholarship Website, Reservation Calendars, and much more. Do you need more efficient ways to communicate to your teachers and staff? This will be a great session for you. Come join the FUN!!||All Grade Levels||Guidance/Counseling, Principals, Teacher Librarian, Technology Coordinators, Technology Integration/Instructors||Teaching for Understanding|
|Google Work Session|
(2 Hour Session)
|Attend this 2-hour workshop and walk away with an end product.|
Google Sites "Basic Classroom Websites" -- Classroom websites save so much time for everyone!! A great communication tool for parents, students, and teachers. I will be presenting samples of classroom websites used within Atlantic Community School District over the past year. Once you have seen some samples I can help you create a website that can be used in anyway you see fit. I am confident that you will love Google Sites as much as I do once you see the things that are possible!
|All Grade Levels||All Content Areas||Teaching for Understanding|
|I Like Technology and So Should You: Go Google or Go Home||Aaron Schmidt|
|Google Apps provide a platform for educators that can't be matched. This session will cover everything from Google Chrome to Google Drive to the ways to integrate these apps in your school. I speak from personal experience when I say Google Apps have made my experience in education so much more enjoyable, come find out why.||All Grade Levels||Principals, Superintendents, Technology Coordinators, Technology Integration/Instructors, All Content Areas||Teaching for Understanding, Assessment for Learning (Formative Assessment), Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum, Teacher for Learner Differences, Student-Centered Classrooms|
|Infomotion Smart Sensor Balls (Basketball and Soccer Ball)||Stephanie Mikkelsen|
|We hope you’ll join us to see a demonstration & what area coaches have to say. The Smart sensor balls delivers information and feedback to your device quickly and accurately.||All Grade Levels||Coaches, Physical Education|
|iOS Productivity||Stephanie Mikkelsen|
|Want to learn how to do fun things with your classroom content? In this session we will explore the six apps of iOS Productivity. These fun tools can bring your classroom to life and create a new learning experience for your students. Please bring an iPad to this session and have the iOS Productivity Apps downloaded so you can explore and learn with us. iOS Productivity Apps: iPhoto, iMovie, Garageband, Pages, Numbers & Keynote.||All Grade Levels||All Content Areas|
|Iowa Learning Online - Expanding Opportunities||Cale Roe|
Iowa Learning Online
Department of Education
|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.||High School||Guidance/counsling, Prinicpals, Superintendents||Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum, Teaching for Learner Differences|
|Keynote - Teaching and Learning in an Age of Abundance||Will Richardson||Two trillion webpages. Two billion people connected online. Over 600,000 apps. 1.2 billion smartphones. In just over a decade, we’ve gone from a world where access to information, knowledge, and teachers was relatively scarce to a world where all of those are absolutely abundant. That fact dramatically changes they way we think about education and what the kids in our schools will need to survive and flourish in a fast changing, networked and connected world. We’ll explore the shifts from scarcity to abundance as they apply to learning, thinking deeply about ourselves as learners along the way. How do our expectations of literacy change when the unedited sum of human knowledge is at our fingertips? How do we connect with others to create real work that adds to that knowledge base and changes the world for the better? How do we deal with the transparency required to make the best of public learning spaces online? And more. Educating for abundance means that instead of becoming college or career ready, our students need to be learning ready, able to fully take advantage of all they now have access to and develop their own paths to an education and work. This intensive one or two day experience will fundamentally change the way you think about education and schooling, and will start you down a new path of deep, connected, modern learning for yourself and your students.||All Grade Levels||All Content Areas|
|Literacy and Technology for PK-3||Maryann Angeroth|
|This session will showcase resources, methods, and research about using technology tools with young learners. In addition participants will discover opportunities to connect with other educators around the world who are successfully using digital tools with PK-3 students. Expect to walk away with ideas, tools, and resources to effectively utilize technology tools with young students. We will discuss the following curricular areas: Literacy, Science, Social Studies and Math.||Early Childhood, Lower Elementary||History/Social Studies, Language Arts, Math, Science||Teaching for Understanding, Teaching for Learner Differences|
|Live Stream in 45 Minutes||Clayton Bosquez|
|Live broadcasting is easier than you may think, using either your own, or the Green Hills' Eduvision.tv site. JDL has trained over 1200 educators and students to broadcast live events such as; morning announcements, school board meeting, concerts, plays, and, athletic events over the Internet. Learn how to get access to this free resource provided by your AEA. Live demonstrations will show a variety of ways live broadcasting can be delivered. Maximize your existing investment using a single or multi-camera setup. Each will be displayed - and broadcast live!!||All Grade Levels||Technology Coordinators||Teaching for Understanding, Assessment for Learning (Formative Assessment), Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum, Teaching for Learner Differences, Student-Centered Classrooms||all day workshop|
limited to 40 participants
list equipment needed to attend workshop
|Mind the Gap||Lisa deRoy|
|Measuring technology’s impact on student outcomes is finally achievable. CASE Clarity provides a holistic snapshot in time of where your educators and learners are today. If you are a district leader whose district has completed data collection learn how to use the data for decision-making, planning and spearheading systemic change. Understand how success indicators such as teacher skills, professional development, policies and access to technology affect activities and behaviors occurring (or not occurring) in the classroom. Capture powerful data points for seamless communication with both internal and external stakeholders and make the most of your customized reports while building transparency with both internal stakeholders and your greater community.||All Grade Levels||All Content Areas|
|Noteflight for the Music Performance Classroom||Dan Black|
|This session will teach music instructors how to use Noteflight or other digital tools to engage students in meaningful music composition activities to improve music literacy, reach 21st century standards, and improve music performance in the classroom. Will include example units of instruction, student work, and additional resources teachers can use to get started composing music in their performance ensemble or general music classrooms.||All Secondary Levels||Music - Instrumental and Vocal, Technology Integration/Instructors||Teaching for Understanding, Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum, Student-Centered Classrooms||Skills|
|Out Your Window|
(2 Hour Session)
|This 2-hour workshop is for teachers of all age groups. Preregistration is required as space is limited.|
This workshop is for teachers of all age groups. It will address Geography, Literacy and Technology standards.
Launched at the 2013 Global Education conference, “Out My Window” was born from a quest to have students gain global perspective. “Out My Window” classrooms share their world. Inspired by the five themes of geography, students reveal cultural awareness and understanding through original poetry and photography. The 14-15 Out My Window Project is up and lively. During this 2-hour workshop, you will complete your own project. Start by taking a picture "out the window", use a photo editor tool, write or find a quote or poem to add to your photo. All projects will be added to the Flickr #outmywindow group. Once completed you will have the expertise and examples to take this project back to your classroom. Bring your Smartphone, Tablet, or Digital Camera and Computer. We will provide cameras if you need one.
|All Grade Levels||Art, English Language Learners, History/Social Studies, Technology Integration/Instructors, Geography||Student-Centered Classrooms|
|PD in Your PJ's||Ginger Bechtold|
|Learn about social network websites that are geared towards your own personal professional development.||All Grade Levels||Teacher Librarian, All Content Areas||Teaching for Understanding, Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum, Teacher for Learner Differences||Environment|
|Personalized Learning & the Learning System||Evan Abbey|
AEA PD Online
|Personalized learning represents so many potential benefits for 21st century learners. One of the biggest barriers for schools is that it is very difficult to organize personalized learning opportunities.|
This fall, AEA K-12 Online debuted its student Learning System, which offers districts the tools to offer personalized learning opportunities. This session will overview what personalized learning looks like and how the online system meets student needs. Participants will come away from this session with access to the Learning System.
|All Grade Levels||All Content Areas||Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum, Teacher for Learner Differences, Student-Centered Classrooms|
|Robots and Coding in the Elementary Classroom|
(2 Hour Session)
|This is a 2-hour workshop and preregistration is required as space is limited.|
Come and play with robots made for elementary age students (BeeBot, ProBot, ReCon Rover and Sphero)! Learn the basics of Scratch and Scratch Junior and try out some K-6 coding apps!
|Early Childhood, Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, All Elementary Levels||All Content Areas||Teaching for Understanding, Student-Centered Classrooms|
|Self-Paced Instruction, Task-Based Learning, and Other 1:1 Uses in the Mathematics Classroom||Dr. Clayton Edwards|
|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)||Upper Elementary, Middle/Junior High, High School||Math, Technology Coordinators, Technology Integration/Instructors, General 1:1 Implementation||Classroom|
|Technology Lounge||AEA Staff||The "Technology Lounge" will open throughout the day so stop by for informal demonstrations and some hands-on experience with some new technologies. There will also be a charging station available. You can also take some time to have information conversations with some of your colleagues.||All||All|
|Technology Tools for Administrators and Promoting Schools through Social Media||TJ Dunphy|
|Technology tools that help meet school initiatives and legislation. TJ Dunphy, Principal at Griswold schools will share how he uses Mastery Connect and BrightBytes to help meet state reporting, common core, MTSS (RTI), Specially Designed Instruction, and much more using technology initiatives.||All Grade Levels||Principals, Superintendents||Teaching for Understanding||Environment|
|Thinklink - Interactive||Maryann Angeroth|
|In this session you will create interactive web content with Thinglink. |
ThingLink is the leading platform for creating interactive images for web, social and advertising channels.
Be creative! Make your images come alive with video, text, images, shops, music and more!
Every image contains a story and ThingLink helps you tell your stories. This tool can be used by all students and teachers in all content areas.
|All Grade Levels||All Content Areas||Teaching for Understanding, Assessment for Learning (Formative Assessment), Teaching for Learner Differences, Student-Centered Classrooms|
|Utilizing the Safari Montage Digital Learning Platform||Christy Burnett|
Haddock Education Technologies
|Learn how schools can utilize the SAFARI Montage Digital Learning Platform and integrated Learning Object Repository to deliver digital curriculum to classrooms, and provide students and teachers with access to 21st-century learning resources from any device at any time. Attendees will discover how these mobile device-friendly tools can support technology initiatives such as BYOT and blended learning, and allow districts to easily manage all of their learning resources through a single interface. Come see how the system offers tools for formative assessments, allows students to easily upload and manage their own content, and more!||All Grade Levels||All Content Areas||Teaching for Learner Differences||Skills and Classroom|
|Web-based critical skill courses in digital literacy, STEM careers, and personal finance||Lincoln Hughes|
|EverFi teaches, assesses, and certifies students in critical skills such as digital literacy, substance abuse, STEM careers and personal finance. Our courses come to schools at no cost due to sponsorships. |
Our web-based resources use the latest technology to bring concepts to life for today's digital generation. Data is collected on content knowledge gain through pre/post assessments and behavior changes through pre/post survey.
270 Iowa schools used our courses last year with over 15,000 students.
|Upper Elementary, Middle/Junior High, High School||Business, Finance, History/Social Studies, Superintendents, Technology Integration/Instructors, CTE||Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum, Student-Centered Classrooms|
|What Can IPTV Do for You?||Angela Hiatt|
Iowa Public Television
|IPTV and PBS can help you access thousands of free resources that will help enrich your lessons and push your students towards 1:1 success. Join IPTV's Educational Outreach Specialist and see what there is for you.||All Grade Levels||All Content Areas||Teaching for Understanding, Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum, Teaching for Learner Differences, Student-Centered Classrooms|
|Working Smarter, Not Harder at Preparing Elementary Students for Iowa Core .||Leanne Johnson|
|We will be showing you different websites and programs to use to make your life easier as you teach the Iowa Core. We will show you how we have incorporated these interactive programs into our classrooms to make sure each student is engaged and accountable for his/her learning.||All Elementary Levels||Language Arts, Math, Technology Integration/Instructors, All Content Areas||Classroom|
|YouTube - More than Watching Videos|
(2 Hour Session)
|This is a 2-hour workshop. Preregistration is required as space is limited.|
This mini-workshop will give you hands-on time to learn to use the YouTube video editor. Learn to create photo slideshows, create slow-motion videos, blur faces, stabilize shaky footage and add filters, add captions, add a music track, and "choose your own adventure" series of videos.
|All Grade Levels||All Content Areas||Teaching for Understanding, Teacher for Learner Differences, Student-Centered Classrooms|