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SessionRoomSession TitlePresenter(s)DescriptionGrade LevelContent AreaTarget AudienceCharacteristics of Effective Instruction
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VendorSmall GymVendor AreaVarious booths/tables
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RegistrationHS CommonsRegistration
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WelcomeHS GymWelcomeJoe DrakeSuperintendent, Bedford Community Schools
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WelcomeHS GymWelcome and IntroductionsDavid Van HornAssociate Administrator, Green Hills AEA
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KeynoteHS GymChallenges and Opportunities for Today's Learning MindKevin Honeycutt - Technology Integration Specialist, ESSDACK, Hutchinson, KansasDelve into the multi-tasking, quick researching, opportunity seeking mind and seek to help participants imagine ways we can empower students to become skillful in using the tools of today to become better learners, headed toward brighter futures.AllAllAll
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Session 1 - 10:30-11:30227"appy" hourGinger Bechtold, AtlanticThis session will be a sharing session of ipad and iphone apps.AllAllAllTeaching for Understanding, Assessment for Learning (Formative Assessment), Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum, Teaching for Learner Differences, Student Centered Classrooms
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Session 1 - 10:30-11:302071:1 Isn't Enough!Nick Sauers (virtually), University of Kentucky and CASTLE
Facilitated by Maryann Angeroth
This session will focus on 6 "critical attributes" schools should consider if they truly want to change teaching and learning. If these attributes are embraced, 1:1 becomes a very powerful tool for change.AllAllAllTeaching for Understanding, Assessment for Learning (Formative Assessment), Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum, Teaching for Learner Differences, Student Centered Classrooms
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Session 1 - 10:30-11:301281:1 with ChromebooksDave Fringer, Council BluffsCouncil Bluffs Community Schools has gone One-To-One with Google Chromebooks. Learn about the device, professional development, infrastructure, management, and deployment of 4300 Google Chromebooks. AllAllAllRigorous and Relevant Curriculum Student Centered Classrooms
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Session 1 - 10:30-11:30146Apple Platform Management with Casper SuiteMatt Schmitz, Heartland Technology SolutionsChange the way you manage your client devices with Casper Suite. Casper Suite allows you to image, install, inventory, and set user policies for users and hardware in your district. Learn tricks to efficiently use all these functions of the Casper Suite and tips to leverage the software database to keep track of user data, create your own software store, and advanced scripting tools to take control of your Macs and iOS devices.AllPrincipals, Superintendents, Technology Coordinators, Technology Integration/InstructorsAdvancedTeaching for Understanding
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Session 1 - 10:30-11:30AuditoriumBefore They ClickKevin Honeycutt - Technology Integration Specialist, ESSDACK, Hutchinson, Kansas In this presentation I delve into the difference between firewalls and teaching kids positive behaviors with digital tools and in virtual places. I talk about cyber-bullying and offer suggestions for guiding kids away from behaviors that are damaging to victims as well as bullies. I share resources and sites that are helpful for mentors of “digital” kids. This is a balanced conversation that illuminates many positive digital tools that educators can use to bring out the best in kids.AllAllAll
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Session 1 - 10:30-11:30201Craz-E World of ebooks
(repeated in Session 2 - 12:45-1:45)
David Stiles, Mackin Educational ResourcesDive into the hottest (and most confusing) topic in the education world today—ebooks. Yes they’re here to stay, so let’s figure out how you can find the best ones for your school.
The world of education is moving at lightning speed with interactive ebooks and interactive databases. This presentation will teach librarians how to find and incorporate these materials into their school libraries and classrooms.
We have the answers to your questions, so join us as we explore the Craz-E world of ebooks!
AllPrincipals, Teacher Librarians, Technology Coordinators, Technology Integration/InstructorsAllTeaching for Understanding, Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum
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Session 1 - 10:30-11:30147Create, Connect and Collaborate in the Everyday ClassroomKim Curry, Mt. AyrMoving students from passive to active in the everyday classroom and teaching kids to Create, Connect and Collaborate instead of just Read, Receive, and Research. Showing Blooms 2.0 Taxonomy to help demonstrate the things teachers should be using in the classroom to help enhance instruction. Reinforcing differentiated instruction through Student-Centered, Project-Based Learning. AllAllAllTeaching for Understanding, Teaching for Learner Differences, Student Centered Classrooms
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Session 1 - 10:30-11:30232/233Digital Broadcasting with iLife Applications, Green Screen and Live StreamingCarl Rankin and Donnie Weed, Bedford and Students, Colton Townsend and Kyle YehleTeachers from Bedford will share and demonstrate their activities with digital broadcasting and video production using iMovie and GarageBand, along with creating their own green screen room, and a teleprompter. The session will share student examples from many content areas and grade levels, as well as a hands-on tour of their green screen room video lab and how easy it is for any school to build their own. High school students will also be available to demonstrate/share their live streaming of sporting events with Livestream.com.AllAllAllRigorous and Relevant Curriculum, Teaching for Learner Differences, Student Centered Classrooms
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Session 1 - 10:30-11:30204Dynamic Digital Learning for Elementary EducatorsRebecca Sterbick, Red OakI will be using digital learning resources that inspire new levels of learning for elementary students in a variety of ways. Example: Scholastic News (Grade 2) Interactive Magazine which provides Common Core Standards based digital resources. Text read aloud features differentiated reading instruction and fluency practice and modelling. I will include quality videos which inspire and enhance and deepen understanding of the topic. I will focus on non-fiction and fiction text structures, explicit vocabulary instruction, learning games that focus on practicing synonyms, antonyms, sight words, vocabulary, contractions, compound words, etc. Reading Comprehension questions, math graph activities, and map skills practice will be included in the session. 2 to 3History/Social Studies, Language Arts, Math, ScienceBeginnerTeaching for Understanding, Assessment for Learning (Formative Assessment), Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum, Teaching for Learner Differences, Student Centered Classrooms
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Session 1 - 10:30-11:30122Gearing Up for the 21st Century - Go Big or Go Home Kim Antisdel, Brandon Eighmy and Dana Lillis, ClarkeClarke Community School District promotes an environment which leverages technology to provide a superior education system and prepares its students to succeed in a global society. Join the Clarke administrative team as they share their journey for their much anticipated 1:1 iPad rollout in January. We will share our journey from the planning to implementation. AllAllAll
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Session 1 - 10:30-11:30208Google Sites and Google DriveGail Thatcher, East UnionThis session is geared toward business teachers and will cover using google sites to communicate with students and parents, using google docs and google mail to differentiate learning in the classroom and using google sites to build a student portfolio.9 to 12Business TeachersAll
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Session 1 - 10:30-11:30203Implementing AAC Who What When and HowJanette Bereuter, DynaVoxWe will cover some basic Alternative and Augmentative Communication concerns including the following:
Which students might benefit from AAC?
Which AAC systems (low tech to high tech) might be appropriate for students?
When should teams consider AAC?
How should teams differentiate between systems and options?
This will be a presentation geared towards AAC in general and will include the full range of AAC options available to teams.
AllGuidance/counseling, Principals, Special Education/Assistive Technology, Technology CoordinatorsAllTeaching for Understanding, Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum, Teaching for Learner Differences, Student Centered Classrooms
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Session 1 - 10:30-11:30220iPad in Special EducationJaime Apperson, South PageIncorporate the use of iPads in special education to meet learners needs.AllSpecial Education/Assistive TechnologyAllAssessment for Learning (Formative Assessment) Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum Teaching for Learner Differences Student Centered Classrooms
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Session 1 - 10:30-11:30
129IPTV Elementary ResourcesCameron McCoy, Iowa Public TelevisionJoin Iowa Public Television to learn about the variety of multimedia educational resources that are available to Iowa teachers at no charge: videos, interactives, lesson plans, documents and more. Learn how to find engaging media resources and how to effectively use them in your classroom.PreK-5AllAllTeaching for Understanding, Assessment for Learning (Formative Assessment), Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum, Teaching for Learner Differences, Student Centered Classrooms
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Session 1 - 10:30-11:30202Kurzweil 3000
(repeated in Session 2 - 12:45-1:45)
Shelley Constant, Cambium Learning TechnologiesThe Kurzweil family of research-based assistive technology provides individuals, schools and districts with access to text and curriculum. The software aligns to both to state and national standards and the solutions are comprehensive, easily deployed and can be customized to meet the individual needs of all those who struggle with literacy.

For struggling readers, English Language Learners, as well as students with physical challenges, Kurzweil 3000 provides critical features for active and independent learning, participation in the integrated classroom, and more importantly, for keeping up with peers.

AllSpecial Education/Assistive TechnologyAllTeaching for Learner Differences
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Session 1 - 10:30-11:30152Livescribe Smartpen - Technology for the 21st CenturyDustin Frank, Engaging TechnologiesSee how the Livescribe Pulse pen can be used in numerous ways as both a teacher and student tool. Check out how you can upload digital content, make student learning guides or even let students use the pen to create dynamic interactive projects. Check out this amazing tool at an affordable cost for daily use in classrooms everywhere.AllAllAllAssessment for Learning (Formative Assessment), Teaching for Learner Differences, Student Centered Classrooms
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Session 1 - 10:30-11:30120Model Classroom - Language ArtsAllison Berryhill and Liz Huggins, AtlanticUse Google Forms and Google Docs to deliver instruction that is differentiated, engaging, and rigorous. English teachers Allison Berryhill and Liz Huggins will demonstrate how to use Web 2.0 tools to self-identify need for instruction and interact with higher-order thinking in the high school English setting. Be prepared for high engagement! 6 to 12Language ArtsAllTeaching for Understanding, Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum, Student Centered Classrooms
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Session 1 - 10:30-11:30225My Big CampusAndy Vanfossan, UnderwoodThe My Big Campus presentation will be a general overview of how MBC works. My Big Campus is a lot like Edmodo except there are more things that are accessible to teachers and students that will allow both to access information from one central location. My Big Campus has to be used in schools that use the Lightspeed Filter System. AllSocial Studies/HistoryAllAssessment for Learning (Formative Assessment)
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Session 1 - 10:30-11:30205Interactive Whiteboard LearningSandy Donner, East UnionLearn how to provide hands on training on an interactive whiteboard and to integrate the technology into the curriculum. There will be hands-on lessons so you can see how easy it is to move the object to provide a stimulating learning experience. AllLanguage Arts, Math, Science, Special Education/Assistive TechnologyBeginnerAssessment for Learning (Formative Assessment), Teaching for Learner Differences, Student Centered Classrooms
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Session 1 - 10:30-11:30223Students as Tech SupportJohn Stile, Council BluffsThis session would focus on students supporting/addressing technology needs. It would also guide district how to utilize students to provide tech support for 1:1 initiatives.9 to 12Superintendents, Technology CoordinatorsAllStudent Centered Classrooms
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Session 1 - 10:30-11:30123Talk To Me Technologies: Providing A+ Alternative Communication Solutions and Support
(repeated in Session 2 - 12:45-1:45)
Megan Farrell, Talk to Me TechnologiesThis session is a demonstration and discussion of Talk To Me Technologies' superior support, service and products for students with augmentative and alternative communication needs. Attendees will learn about Talk To Me's "A-to-Z" practices, including the pre-screening process, evaluation support, trial procedures, funding services, training and expert consultation that is available for educational support teams and families. In addition Talk To Me Technologies has recently announced the upcoming release of a Pogo Boards App? Pogo Boards is an amazing, full-featured, robust, web-based solution for creating communication boards and learning materials. Participants will get a snapshot of how easy it is to design and edit your boards online via PogoBoards.com.....and then use your boards on the iPad/iPod! www.pogoboards.com www.wegotalk.comAllSpecial Education/Assistive TechnologyAllTeaching for Understanding
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LunchSchool CafeteriaLunch
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Session 2 - 12:45-1:45120Benefits of Classroom AudioLisa Buerrero, Lightspeed TechnologiesCome and learn about the benefits of classroom audio.AllAllAllTeaching for Understanding, Teaching for Learner Differences, Student Centered Classrooms
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Session 2 - 12:45-1:45201Craz-E World of ebooks
(also offered Session 1 - 10:30-11:30)
David Stiles, Mackin Educational ResourcesDive into the hottest (and most confusing) topic in the education world today—ebooks. Yes they’re here to stay, so let’s figure out how you can find the best ones for your school.
The world of education is moving at lightning speed with interactive ebooks and interactive databases. This presentation will teach librarians how to find and incorporate these materials into their school libraries and classrooms.
We have the answers to your questions, so join us as we explore the Craz-E world of ebooks!
AllPrincipals, Teacher Librarians, Technology Coordinators, Technology Integration/InstructorsAllTeaching for Understanding, Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum
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Session 2 - 12:45-1:45204Edmodo - Improving Communication in the ClassroomHeather Lundquist, AtlanticThis presentation will show how edmodo can be used as an effective communication tool between teacher, students, and parents. It will also show how edmodo can be used to assign and turn in work, resource library, and so much more!AllAllAllStudent Centered Classrooms
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Session 2 - 12:45-1:45128Educreations - Turn Your iPad into a Recordable WhiteboardAngie Hance, Green Hills AEAEducreations turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. Creating a great video tutorial is as simple as touching, tapping and talking. Explain a math formula... Create an animated lesson... Add commentary to your photos... Diagram a sports play... With voice recording, realistic digital ink, photos and text, and simple sharing through email, Facebook or Twitter, now you can broadcast your ideas from anywhere.AllAllAllTeaching for Understanding, Assessment for Learning (Formative Assessment), Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum, Teaching for Learner Differences, Student Centered Classrooms
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Session 2 - 12:45-1:45122Financing and Gathering Support for 1:1Gregg Cruickshank, Sidney and South PageFinancing, gather community and board support for 1:1 program - get more information from him laterAllPrincipals, SuperintendentsAllTeaching for Understanding, Assessment for Learning (Formative Assessment), Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum, Teaching for Learner Differences, Student Centered Classrooms
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Session 2 - 12:45-1:45228Foreign Language Learning in the 1:1 ClassroomJoni Ehm, CAM and Susie Knott, UnderwoodTwo Spanish teachers discuss the use of multimedia projects, internet resources and web 2.0 applications in their foreign language classrooms.AllForeign LanguageAll
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Session 2 - 12:45-1:45206GeocachingMarla Shifflett and Students, East UnionUsing handheld GPS units to teach about global positioning systems and how they work, including information about satellites, coordinates, setting waypoints, etc. Students will explain what geocaching is and how it works, as well as what they have learned. While we certainly use computers to access a geocaching website, most of lessons revolve around the use of handheld units.6 to 12Math, Physical Education, Science, Vocational AgricultureAllTeaching for Understanding, Assessment for Learning (Formative Assessment), Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum, Teaching for Learner Differences, Student Centered Classrooms
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Session 2 - 12:45-1:45203Implementing AAC in Daily ActivitiesJanette Bereuter, DynaVoxWe will cover a variety of implementation strategies and resources which will empower teams to more effectively implement a full range of AAC systems into daily routines and activities. AllGuidance/counseling, Principals, Special Education/Assistive Technology, Superintendents, Technology Coordinators, Technology Integration/InstructorsAllTeaching for Understanding, Assessment for Learning (Formative Assessment), Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum, Teaching for Learner Differences, Student Centered Classrooms
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Session 2 - 12:45-1:45147Infusing Google into the ClassroomKim Curry, Mt. AyrInfusing Google into the classroom goes beyond docs, mail and calendar. It explores using Maps, Voice and Earth, along with Forms in the classroom. AllAllAll
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Session 2 - 12:45-1:45220Integrating Technology Resources into the Early Childhood ClassroomElaina Johnson, BedfordIn this session, we will explore easy and fun ways to use technology resources with young children to enhance their cognitive development. I will show examples of how to use technology with kindergartners, including iMovie, Garage Band, flip camera, green screen, and more.PreK-2Language Arts, Technology Integration/InstructorBeginnerTeaching for Understanding, Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum, Teaching for Learner Differences, Student Centered Classrooms
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Session 2 - 12:45-1:45
129IPTV Secondary ResourcesCameron McCoy, Iowa Public TelevisionJoin Iowa Public Television to learn about the variety of multimedia educational resources that are available to Iowa teachers at no charge: videos, interactives, lesson plans, documents and more. Learn how to find engaging media resources and how to effectively use them in your classroom.6 to 12AllAllTeaching for Understanding, Assessment for Learning (Formative Assessment), Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum, Teaching for Learner Differences, Student Centered Classrooms
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Session 2 - 12:45-1:45124IT or Educators -- Who's Driving the Bus?
(repeated in Session 3 - 1:55 - 2:55)
Mary Schlegelmilch, Business Development Manager for Education, CiscoWho holds the vision for technology in your institution? Stakeholder alignment is critical to creating and implementing a technology vision with today's economic challenges. Technology empowers and engages teaching and learning and expands the time, space, boundaries and relationships of education. Anywhere, anytime, any device andy content teaching and learning enables educational institutions to extend the walls of the traditional classroom. Development of a vision enables your institution to travel safely and reach your destinations. AllSuperintendents, Technology Coordinators, Technology Integration/InstructorsAllTeaching for Understanding, Teaching for Learner Differences, Student Centered Classrooms
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Session 2 - 12:45-1:45202Kurzweil 3000
(also offered Session 1 - 10:30-11:30)
Shelley Constant, Cambium Learning TechnologiesThe Kurzweil family of research-based assistive technology provides individuals, schools and districts with access to text and curriculum. The software aligns to both to state and national standards and the solutions are comprehensive, easily deployed and can be customized to meet the individual needs of all those who struggle with literacy.

For struggling readers, English Language Learners, as well as students with physical challenges, Kurzweil 3000 provides critical features for active and independent learning, participation in the integrated classroom, and more importantly, for keeping up with peers.

AllSpecial Education/Assistive TechnologyAllTeaching for Learner Differences
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Session 2 - 12:45-1:45152Mimeo Studio's New Activity Wizard - The New Alternative to IWBDustin Frank, Engaging TechnologiesCome explore Mimio Studio’s new Activity Wizard. The new, affordable alternative to Interactive Whiteboards (IWB). See how quick and easy you can build activities for daily use. We’ll also explore how Mimio’s new software can automatically use other IWB lessons such as SMART and Promethean. Turn your dry erase board into a full IWB at a fraction of the cost.AllAllAllTeaching for Understanding, Teaching for Learner Differences
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Session 2 - 12:45-1:45225Moodle: Tips and TricksRob Brookhart, Deborah Humpal and Peggy Steinbronn, AEA PD OnlineThis session will give you an overview of the Moodle platform and how to use it to create content. We will also provide resources for working with Moodle in your classroom.AllAllAllTeaching for Understanding, Assessment for Learning (Formative Assessment), Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum, Teaching for Learner Differences, Student Centered Classrooms
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Session 2 - 12:45-1:45208Penpals in the 21st CenturyCarla Christensen, Missouri ValleyDemonstrating how we enhance our penpal experience by using skype, powerpoint, digital cameras, flip camera (video) and google docs.2 to 5History/Social Studies, Language Arts, MathBeginnerRigorous and Relevant Curriculum, Student Centered Classrooms
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Session 2 - 12:45-1:45223Server Management with VMware with a SANJohn Stile, Council BluffsProvide server management in a VMware environment. Will also tie storage to a SAN sever using SAS connection.AllTechnology CoordinatorsAllStudent Centered Classrooms
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Session 2 - 12:45-1:45207TakingITGlobalKate Gatto, TakingITGlobal (virtually)
Facilitated by David VanHorn
Launched in 2000, TakingITGlobal (www.tigweb.org) hosts an online multilingual community of youth from around the world who use social networking to create positive global change. Young leaders logging into TIG inspire each other to make a difference, learn about issues that matter and find opportunities to constructively channel their energy and ideas into action.AllAllAll
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Session 2 - 12:45-1:45123Talk To Me Technologies: Providing A+ Alternative Communication Solutions and Support
(also offered Session 1 - 10:30-11:30)
Megan Farrell, Talk to Me TechnologiesThis session is a demonstration and discussion of Talk To Me Technologies' superior support, service and products for students with augmentative and alternative communication needs. Attendees will learn about Talk To Me's "A-to-Z" practices, including the pre-screening process, evaluation support, trial procedures, funding services, training and expert consultation that is available for educational support teams and families. In addition Talk To Me Technologies has recently announced the upcoming release of a Pogo Boards App? Pogo Boards is an amazing, full-featured, robust, web-based solution for creating communication boards and learning materials. Participants will get a snapshot of how easy it is to design and edit your boards online via PogoBoards.com.....and then use your boards on the iPad/iPod! www.pogoboards.com www.wegotalk.comAllSpecial Education/Assistive TechnologyAllTeaching for Understanding
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Session 2 - 12:45-1:45146The Tech Director's ToolboxMatt Schmitz, Heartland Technology SolutionsFrom open source software to paperless classrooms, 10 valuable tools that every technology director can utilize to make students and teachers in their district happy and manage their workflow more efficiently.AllAllAdvancedTeaching for Understanding
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Session 2 - 12:45-1:45205Transformational Technology and the 21st Century Classroom: Iowa Core and Authentic Intellectual WorkMaryann Angeroth and Tina Wahlert, Green Hills AEAParticipants would be introduced to the transformation technology website. The site will assist educators in select appropriate technology tools to enhance rigor in the classroom and meet the standards set by Iowa Core and Authentic Intellectual Work. Interactive - instructional videos will be used for teachers to practice choosing the appropriate technology to increase the level of higher order thinking in their classrooms. https://sites.google.com/a/ghaea.org/aiw-iowacore-techintegration/ AllAllAllTeaching for Understanding, Assessment for Learning (Formative Assessment), Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum, Teaching for Learner Differences, Student Centered Classrooms
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Session 2 - 12:45-1:45AuditoriumVisionary LeadershipKevin Honeycutt - Technology Integration Specialist, ESSDACK, Hutchinson, KansasThis presentation is designed for educational leaders. Kevin shares many tools and ideas for seeing the future and adapting to it in time to lead schools in positive, new directions.AllSuperintendents and PrincipalsAll
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Session 2 - 12:45-1:45227Web-based Autism Resources & Successful LearnersEd Kowieski, Monarch Technologies/VizZleOverview of the evidence-based web resources created at the Monarch Center for Autism in OH for use in schools for children ages 3 - 21+ with autism. Demonstration of the types of pre-made lessons available for special education and other staff and parents targeting both academic and social/behavioral skills needed to become independent.AllPrincipals, Special Education/Assistive Technology, Superintendents, Technology Coordinators, Technology Integration/Instructors, Autism/Special EducatorsAllTeaching for Learner Differences, Student Centered Classrooms
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Session 3 - 1:55 - 2:552231:1 Cloud Management Using StonewareJohn Stiles and Jon McGreevy, Council BluffsSee how Council Bluffs Schools utilize stoneware to provide a single sign on to district apps (local and web hosted).AllAllAllStudent Centered Classrooms
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Session 3 - 1:55 - 2:552031:1 from the Prinicpal's PerspectiveDana Nally, BedfordJoin a discussion on topics that I have encountered as a principal with the implementation of our 1:1 laptop program such as: Bootcamp for parents and students, distribution of laptops, handbook policies, discipline, PD, teacher buy-in.6 to 12PrincipalsAllRigorous and Relevant Curriculum
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Session 3 - 1:55 - 2:55206Assistive Technology in the ClassroomRandy Bolton, ClarkeI recently attended the ICATER Summer Institute in Council Bluffs. I gained a vast amount of information from this conference that I'd be honored to share with educators in our region. I will present information about apps that can be used with students and apps that can aid staff. I will also introduce some software that could enhance learning in the classroom.

PreK to 6Language Arts, Math, Principals, Special Education/Assistive Technology, Technology Coordinators, Technology Integration/InstructorsAllTeaching for Understanding, Teaching for Learner Differences, Student Centered Classrooms
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Session 3 - 1:55 - 2:55225Blended Learning in Your ClassroomRob Brookhart, Deborah Humpal and Peggy Steinbronn, AEA PD OnlineThis session gives you an understanding of what "blended" means, what it looks like and how to get started in your own classroom.AllAllAllTeaching for Understanding, Assessment for Learning (Formative Assessment), Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum, Teaching for Learner Differences, Student Centered Classrooms
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Session 3 - 1:55 - 2:55120Casper SuiteLori Paup, East UnionCasper Suite is a device management software that allows for a more streamlined management of computers, iOS devices and servers. Very beneficial software for 1:1 schools to assist the technology director/coordinator in re-imaging, data recording, and management of district hardware and software. AllTechnology CoordinatorsAllTeaching for Understanding
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Session 3 - 1:55 - 2:55227EdmodoSherra Weldon, BedfordIdeas and uses of Edmodo in the classroom. 3 to 12AllBeginnerTeaching for Understanding, Assessment for Learning (Formative Assessment), Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum, Teaching for Learner Differences, Student Centered Classrooms
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Session 3 - 1:55 - 2:55232Engaging Elementary ProjectsGail Maxwell, GriswoldI will show a variety of elementary technology projects done by students to show understanding of essential skills and concepts. The projects will be done with free Web 2.0 applications that are cross-platform.K-5Cross Curricular, History/Social Studies, Language Arts, ScienceAllTeaching for Understanding, Assessment for Learning (Formative Assessment), Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum, Teaching for Learner Differences, Student Centered Classrooms
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Session 3 - 1:55 - 2:55228Engaging Students with Technology Driven Classroom ProjectsJanelle Erickson and Leanne Fluckey, Red OakLearn how to create projects that incorporate different Web 2.0 tools. Other concepts that will be addressed in this session include: the characteristics of effective instruction, Bloom's Digital Taxonomy, and contract grading. 6 to 12AllAll
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Session 3 - 1:55 - 2:55AuditoriumFrom In-Trouble to In-BusinessKevin Honeycutt - Technology Integration Specialist, ESSDACK, Hutchinson, KansasEducators challenged with working with at-risk learners often find themselves overwhelmed and burned out. In this presentation or training I show them how to incorporate new, powerful tools to challenge kids to become entrepreneurs using online business models and free software.AllAllAll
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Session 3 - 1:55 - 2:55204GoogleDocs in the Language Arts ClassroomHeather Lundquist, AtlanticWays to use google docs including forms, docs, presentations, sites within a language arts classroom. Also can be modified for any curricular area.5 to 12Language ArtsAllTeaching for Understanding, Assessment for Learning (Formative Assessment), Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum, Teaching for Learner Differences, Student Centered Classrooms
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Session 3 - 1:55 - 2:55205iPads and Whiteboards in Early Childhood ClassroomsPam Elwood and Ami Leath, Green Hills AEA and Libby Weber, SidneyThis session will feature a collaborative professional learning community that includes several Pre-K and K teachers and two GHAEA early childhood consultants. Recommendations for virtual PLC's will be included in this session. The embedded technology will be demonstrated (specifically the use of ipads and interactive whiteboard applications) that supports Pre-K and Kindergarten children across content areas through both instruction and formative assessment.PreK-KLanguage Arts, Math, ScienceBeginnerTeaching for Understanding, Assessment for Learning (Formative Assessment), Teaching for Learner Differences, Student Centered Classrooms
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Session 3 - 1:55 - 2:55124IT or Educators -- Who's Driving the Bus?
(also offered Session 2 - 12:45-1:45)
Mary Schlegelmilch, Business Development Manager for Education, CiscoWho holds the vision for technology in your institution? Stakeholder alignment is critical to creating and implementing a technology vision with today's economic challenges. Technology empowers and engages teaching and learning and expands the time, space, boundaries and relationships of education. Anywhere, anytime, any device andy content teaching and learning enables educational institutions to extend the walls of the traditional classroom. Development of a vision enables your institution to travel safely and reach your destinations. AllSuperintendents, Technology Coordinators, Technology Integration/InstructorsAllTeaching for Understanding, Teaching for Learner Differences, Student Centered Classrooms
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Session 3 - 1:55 - 2:55127Possibilities in the Art ClassroomAlexa Hoffman, Orient-MacksburgThis session will be an overview of technology possibilities in the art classroom. It will cover both teacher and student use of Blogspot, Pinterest, Facebook and document cameras.K-12Art TeachersAll
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Session 3 - 1:55 - 2:55220Prezi: Keep It MovingNorma McCutchan, Nodaway ValleyTeaching and learning can become fun! Prezis provide visual stimulation to hold interest and opens up doors for teachers and students to make information more interactive and interesting. This program can easily be taught which leads to interesting research projects and demonstrations. It's free for educators and students. More than a slide presentation - videos, projects and many other resources can be embedded in the projects. Teachers and students can take the time they need to discuss a specific part of the project before moving to the next visual.9 to 12ScienceAllTeaching for Understanding, Assessment for Learning (Formative Assessment), Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum, Teaching for Learner Differences, Student Centered Classrooms
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Session 3 - 1:55 - 2:55122RTI iPad AppVal Stickler, AtlanticIntroduce an iPad app that is used to keep track of tier one, two and three students in any area of concern. The app is easy to use for ongoing documentation of anything academic, behavior, or medical. Teachers input the information for each student along with a photo. Documentation can be emailed directly to anyone who needs to be updated. This tool has been very helpful for keeping track of students who come in for before and after school interventions, small groups etc. AllAllAllTeaching for Learner Differences
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Session 3 - 1:55 - 2:55128Save Your Best App Til LastAngie Hance, Green Hills AEA
David Van Horn, Green Hills AEA
Brandon Eighmy, Clarke
Janice Shanno, Sidney
The technology "smackdown" is a way for educators to showcase different technologies that they use in their classrooms! Participants are asked to share a web 2.0 tool or iPad application that they have found effective in using with students. Each participant gets about a minute to share, so be prepared to volunteer! A computer will be available for you to use to showcase websites/web 2.0 tools. You can also hook your iPad up through "Reflection" to share your iPad screen with the audience to showcase an app or two!AllAllAll
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Session 3 - 1:55 - 2:55208SPARKS - Handheld Data Collection DeviceSharon Irelan, Green Hills AEAI will introduce the participants to the SPARK - a handheld data collection device. The participants will have an opportunity to explore how the device works, the lessons that are available on the SPARK, and what probes are available for checkout through GHAEA Media Center. AllScienceBeginnerStudent Centered Classrooms
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Session 3 - 1:55 - 2:55207Supts and Principals: How to collaborate with board members, administrators and teachers while running paperless meetings.Jay Lutt, NishnabotnaTeachers are changing the way they deliver contact and the Supt and principal can as well. Details are given on how to run a paperless but more importantly a collaborative meetings using Google Docs. There will also be demonstration on how other Google programs and free applications and programs can be used to simplify your life. AllSuperintendents and PrincipalsAll
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Session 3 - 1:55 - 2:55202Teach TownJulie Stessman and Mary Carstens, Green Hills AEAProvide an overview of the use of Teach Town with students ages 2-7. Demonstrate lessons on-computer, off-computer, social skills, and connection to core curriculum. Will also describe the data collection feature of the program and its use in instructional decision making. We will also include how Teach Town can be used at home.
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Session 3 - 1:55 - 2:55219Bookshare: Helping Students with Disabilites Access Print in the ClassroomAndy Ruff and Ron Russell, Green Hills AEADue to funding by OSEP, qualifying Iowa students with vision disabilities, physical disabilities or severe reading disabilities can have free access to Bookshare collections. Students can have access to the full text of books in digital format, for multi-modal reading with both visual and audio (through synthetic text to speech). An inexpensive Ipad app is also available, allowing qualifying students to access their Bookshare texts. Consideration of alternate formats of instructional materials/texts is a required consideration in the IEP process (consideration of NIMAS eligibility). For students with the need for alternate reading materials, Bookshare is an excellent, free, option for schools to consider (https://www.bookshare.org).AllSpecial Education Teachers, Coordinators, AdministratorsAll
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Session 3 - 1:55 - 2:55129Technology in the Rehearsal and Music ClassroomsSherri Boschee and Karina Snider, LenoxLearn how to integrate technology into the rehearsal setting and general music classroom. Introduction to some helpful software and internet sites designed for music teachers.K-12Instrumental and Vocal MusicTeachersAll
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Session 3 - 1:55 - 2:55201This isn't the App for That! Choosing Apps and the Safe Use of Technology in the Hands of Children and AdolescentsCheryl Case, Green Hills AEATechnology is an integral part of our lives. We are connected and using devices often daily. How does the use of technology affect our bodies and what ways can we stay safe and healthy and how can we teach kids to use devices appropriately. Also, how do we choose apps for kids and where do we go to find them.PreK-3Special Education/Assistive TechnologyAllTeaching for Learner Differences, Student Centered Classrooms
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Session 3 - 1:55 - 2:55123Using Technology to Help Plan and Organize Instruction (weebly.com and planbook.com)Robin Borrall, East UnionLearn how to create and manage your own teacher webpage that will allow you to share information with parents/students. It is easy to use, looks very professional and very inexpensive. There are many possibilities of things to put on your teacher webpage. Students can use your webpage to find information, use it for your lesson plans. weebly.com and planbook.com allow you to plan your daily lessons and note which of the common Core Standards you will be covering in that lesson. You can also share part or all of your lesson plans with parents/students. AllAllAllRigorous and Relevant Curriculoum, Student-Centered Classrooms
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Session 3 - 1:55 - 2:55146Using Various Assistive Technology Programs to Modify Classroom MaterialsJen Foglesong, Carissa Otto and Denise Young, Green Hills AEAThe focus will be on helping teachers to use software programs to modify materials to help with accessing the core curriculum (instruction and assessment). We will be showing how to make high tech and low tech materials with programs such as: Boardmaker, Boardmaker Plus, Clicker 6, Powerpoint, Judy Lynn Software, Kurzweil, Read & Write Gold, Classroom Suite.AllAllAll
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Session 3 - 1:55 - 2:55147What Can You Do In Your Classroom Today that Will have an Immediate Positive Impact?Dale McRitchie, Turning TechnologiesWhat Can You Do In Your Classroom Today That Will Have An Immediate Positive Impact?

Use Turning Technologies' student response systems for formative assessment and frequent progress monitoring in order to promote data driven differentiated instruction and to meet the learning needs of each of your students. Our technology is the ideal tool to implement educational and pedagogical best practices effectively. Research proves that student response can result in 15 point gains in student achievement.
AllAllAllTeaching for Understanding, Assessment for Learning (Formative Assessment), Teaching for Learner Differences, Student Centered Classrooms
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