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Thursday, April 23
 

10:30am

Power PD: Relevant, Individualized, and Ongoing!
Join ESU 6 PD in a conversation on secrets of successfully integrating COLLABORATIVE & CONNECTIVE technology into their trainings to make the content relevant, individualized, and ongoing. This session is an open forum where the audience interacts by sharing tips and strategies for ways to enhance PD within your district using Google+ Communities, flipped classroom models, ''living'' documents, and more. Bring your ideas and questions to share with the group!

Speakers
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Toby Boss

Staff Development/Training, ESU 6
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Jill Johnson

Staff Development/Training, ESU 6
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Lenny VerMaas

Professional Development Consultant, Educational Service Unit #6
Lenny is a long time educator with a passion for helping teachers to help students enjoy learning. In particular he enjoys helping students enjoy learning mathematics. Links to presentations can be found at http://bit.ly/lennyv


Thursday April 23, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
209 - Convention Center

11:30am

Conceptual Common Expectations are Vital in a 1:1
We've heard it over and over again...technology should not be the driver in our classrooms, schools and districts. The focus must be on student learning, and student learning experiences. This session will look at the importance of setting common expectations, based on important concepts by sharing those created in our district (Council Bluffs) and creating some together.

Speakers
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Devin Schoening

Instructional Technology Program Leader, COUNCIL BLUFFS COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
209 - Convention Center

12:30pm

Women in Edtech and How We Deal with Overcoming Obstacles
In 2015 we would like to think that men and women are treated equally, but in the world of educational technology this just isn't true sometimes. Let's have an honest discussion about the issues we face and steps we can take to make sure we are able to make our mark in the world. Men are encouraged to participate in this discussion.

Speakers
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Beth Still

Innovative Teaching and Learning Specialist, Gering Public Schools


Thursday April 23, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
209 - Convention Center

1:30pm

Edcamp: Changing the Face of Traditional PD
Educators across the country and around the world have discovered the power of personalized professional learning through Edcamps. What is this unconference model and how is it changing the conversation? Let's talk about how the Edcamp movement can transform traditional PD and allow participants choice and ownership in their own learning.

Speakers
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Kristen Swanson Ed.D

Industry, BrightBytes
An educational leader and curriculum writer, Kristen is a renowned teacher, professional developer, writer, speaker, and consultant on impactful learning designs. She has worked directly under the tutelage of Dr. Grant Wiggins and authored both Professional Learning in the Digital... Read More →
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Kristina Ishmael

Sr. Program Mgr, Education Policy, New America
Kristina Ishmael is an educator, learner, thought leader, advocate, and agent of change. After her work in the classroom and at the state, she found herself in the nation’s capital working on education policy around instructional materials in the perfect culmination of her commitment... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
209 - Convention Center

2:30pm

How My Students Became Authors
Let's talk about how authoring a class iBook for a worldwide audience engaged and empowered students to share their knowledge about science. Learn how students used iBooks Author to create an iBook and discuss the process and tools that helped along the way. We'll even brainstorm possible book topics to take back to your classroom.

Speakers
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Darren Hanson

Teacher, Lexington Public Schools
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Kristina Ishmael

Sr. Program Mgr, Education Policy, New America
Kristina Ishmael is an educator, learner, thought leader, advocate, and agent of change. After her work in the classroom and at the state, she found herself in the nation’s capital working on education policy around instructional materials in the perfect culmination of her commitment... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
209 - Convention Center

3:30pm

Talking Tech with Pre-Service Teachers
What technological skills and understandings are essential for a first-year teacher? Come learn how our college (Peru State) empowers pre-service students to create in our project/problem-based educational technology course. This panel discussion will allow you to hear firsthand from some of our pre-service teachers and engage in a discussion about the balance of technological skill and conceptual understanding needed to be a relevant and engaging educator today.

Speakers
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Evi Wusk

Higher Ed Instructor/Professor, Peru State College


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
209 - Convention Center
 
Friday, April 24
 

10:30am

Using Data to Drive Technology Decisions
This #EdCamp style session will discuss how data is used in making technology decisions. Conversations will center around what data is used and how that data shapes district policies/procedures. This session will be highly interactive.

Speakers
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Otis Pierce

PD Coordinator - Tech Integration, Educational Service Unit #7
I am a Professional Development Coordinator with an emphasis in Technology Integration at ESU7 in Columbus, Nebraska. Prior to that I spent 13 years as a math teacher and coach at Sutherland Public Schools in Sutherland, Nebraska. I am a Google Education Trainer and have presented... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
209 - Convention Center

11:30am

The World is Your Classroom: Global Collaboration
Take learning beyond the four walls of your classroom to connect students with others and collaborate on projects. Let's take learning to another level and discuss a variety of tools, projects, and strategies that we can take back to our classrooms.

Speakers
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Christine Ruder

2nd Grade Teacher, Truman Elementary School/RPS
Christine Ruder has taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades. She has a B.S in Elementary Education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and a M.S. in Computer Education from Fontbonne University. In addition to teaching, Christine has also been a building tech coordinator... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
209 - Convention Center

12:30pm

Help Your Administrators Become Leaders!
The job of the school administrator today is nearly impossible, and we need your help. Let's talk about how we can help our principals and superintendents grow from managers into leaders as we work together to transform our schools.

Speakers
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David Evertson

Technology Director, Cozad High School
Technology director at a 1-1 school in Cozad, NE. Passionate about creating positive and lasting change, leadership in technology integration, and improving the K-12 student experience.


Friday April 24, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
209 - Convention Center

1:30pm

Differentiated Technology
We would all agree differentiated instruction is essential in creating successful learning opportunities for students. Does education need to extend this pedagogy into technology integration? Should students learn to create and share their learning on different devices? Does it have to be 1:1? iPads better? Chromebooks better? Join this conversation to share your experiences with technology at your school and develop your tech integration philosophy.

Speakers
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Stephen Sautter

Media & Tech Integration Specialist, York Public Schools
Stephen Sautter is the 6-12 Media and Technology Integration Specialist for York Public Schools. He focuses on building instructional partnerships across multiple grade levels, developing skills that encourages students to be creators, and curating digital resources and tools that... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
209 - Convention Center

2:30pm

You Want Me to Do What?
Have you found yourself in the mix of creating and offering technology related professional development opportunities in your district? What are the best and most effective ways to support your colleagues in learning how to integrate technology in the classroom? Attend this session for a variety of ideas for guiding & supporting staff at all comfort levels. Resources will include: Twitter, S'more, Google Classroom, Screencasts, & More.

Speakers
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Cynthia Stogdill

Library Media Specialist, Fremont Public Schools
#FutureReady School Librarian. iPhoneographer. Tech Nerd. Co-Founder #mwlibchat. eduBuncee Ambassador. Love the Judge, Kids, Reading. Gently shaking the world!


Friday April 24, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
209 - Convention Center