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Thursday, April 23
 

10:30am

Apple Education Update
Get up to date on new hardware, software, resources, news and program developments from Apple.

Speakers

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

10:30am

Digital Transformation Strategy
How do we go from a status quo, paper driven organization, to a more progressive and engaging digital school system? This is a question many school district leadership teams are wrestling with today. We will focus on the impact of going digital and link together to support effective personalized learning in a 1:1 environment. Being able to plan and implement successful strategies in the classroom is always the goal.

Speakers

Thursday April 23, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
Jr. Ballroom 201 - Convention Center

10:30am

Web Design Workflows for Beginners
Using Adobe Creative Cloud you can build a website with more than five different workflows. We will show you the most common, the easiest, and the best way to teach your students web design, and even without coding. We will explore Extract from Adobe Photoshop, Brackets, and the newest member of the family, Adobe Muse.

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Scott Trudeau

Adobe Systems Incorporated


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

11:30am

Authentic Authoring with Apple
Students become authentic authors with Apple’s ecosystem. See how access, authenticity, and audience can transform writing assignments. Whether using a Mac or an OS device, learn how to enable it to become a literacy device in your K-12 classroom. Be able to instantly implement authoring projects with iPad apps, iBooks Author, Keynote and more, transforming your students’ writing and creativity to new levels.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Morrow

Katie Morrow

Technology Integration, Educational Service Unit #8


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

11:30am

Innovations in IT Technology- Make Your School Safer & More Productive
Omaha Communications will offer a presentation featuring national experts on how to implement Information Technology to make your school more effective and more safe. Topics will include: 1. Disaster notification systems and how they can speed the community response to emergencies. 2. Secure Campus Wide Wireless Solutions 3. Mesh Networks in the K-12 Environment. 4. Building to Building Wireless Ethernet Bridges.


Thursday April 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 201 - Convention Center

11:30am

MimioDisplay(TM) The New King of Digital Touch Interactive Boards
MimioDisplay(TM) is the new king of digital touch interactive boards! The MimioDisplay(TM) touch display helps you deliver stunning lessons and engage your students in a more collaborative learning experience. Multiple students can work together on the large touchscreen display at the front of the room. And the high-definition display can replace a separate interactive whiteboard, projector, and speakers - freeing up valuable classroom space. You have to see it to believe it!

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Tim Franke

Senior Territory Manger at Mimio, Mimio
CI

Computerhardware Inc./Mimio

Computerhardware Inc./Mimio
Computer Hardware Education is Nebraska's leading expert in all things technology related. We have been providing Schools with a wide variety of Products and Services for over 35 years. Whether it's whole-group or small-group instruction, formative assessment, collaborative learning... Read More →


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

12:30pm

FileWave's Complete Systems Management for OS X/Windows, iOS MDM
FileWave enables IT teams to: Image, Deploy, Manage and Maintain content using patented ''file-level'' control for Mac OS X/Windows; also Inventory assets, apply Updates and MDM from within a single interface. Key features: Self-healing, Rollback to trusted settings/software, Scheduling tool, Resume Interrupted deployments, Kiosk and introducing ''Engage'', our teacher-classroom collaboration tool.

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Jerry Case

Sales Engineer, FileWave
Jerry has been in the Ed Tech field for 20+ years in both k12 and Hi-Ed. H taught at both the middle and high school levels. Jerry has an MA in Curriculum and Educational Technology and his IT exprience includes: Tech Integration Coordinator, Herron School of Art IT Coordinator and... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 201 - Convention Center

12:30pm

iTry iCan iLearn iSucceed
iDeal opportunities for learning happen when students use iPads to explore, create, collaborate, evaluate, and share their understandings. In this session you will see how a 1:1 iPad classroom and some key apps can increase student learning, differentiate instruction, and most importantly to provide students with choices to share what they learn in innovative and meaningful ways!

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Boyce

Michelle Boyce

Classroom Teacher 5th, Bellevue Public Schools
I have been teaching 5th grade for the last 16 years, but been a teacher for 24. I am married, with two kids out of the house. I am a 1:1 iPad teacher and I love all the learning I am doing to stay ahead (or dead even) with the curve of my students learning. I have coached robotics... Read More →
avatar for Ann Feldmann

Ann Feldmann

District Instructional Technology Specialist, Bellevue Public Schools
Ann Feldmann is a district technology trainer and Apple Foundations Trainer for Bellevue Public Schools in Bellevue Ne. She is a connected life long learner who is passionate about transforming teaching and learning, project based learning, creativity in the classroom, blended learning... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Klamm

Michelle Klamm

Instructional Technology Coach, Bellevue Public Schools
I am a former third grade 1:1 iPad classroom teacher. I have been a huge advocate for 1:1 iPads in every classroom. iPad technology in the classroom is a powerful tool for learning and teaching. The differentiation, collaboration, innovation, and sheer inspiration that this... Read More →


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

12:30pm

Network Security for the Next-Generation Student Body
Districts are faced with many IT security challenges including the complexities of balancing compliance and a safe learning environment. If you are planning to increase the number of devices on your network, are seeking a high level of protection, manageability, and proven enterprise-class performance, we invite you to join us. Learn why so many schools look to Fortinet to protect their most valuable assets: students and staff.

Speakers
avatar for Christian Barnes

Christian Barnes

Principal Security Engineer, Fortinet
Christian has been in the Information Technology field for over 20 years and specializing in various aspects of security for over 15 of those years.With AT&T as an Application Specialist Christian designed and positioned large scale business continuity and disaster recovery plans... Read More →


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

1:30pm

Mac OS and iOS in the Classroom
The latest versions of Apple software, OS X Yosemite for Mac and iOS 8 for iOS devices, have many new capabilities that enhance collaboration and productivity. In this session we'll take a look at those capabilities, including Air Drop, Continuity and Handoff.

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

1:30pm

Video: The Future of Media
Join us as we dive into how video is changing the way we communicate as a society. With tools such as iMovie, Vine, Instagram Video and Live Streaming we are surrounded by video. The goal is that this will help you understand how to use these tools effectively at your school and be better prepared for the future of new media by utilizing the power of video.

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avatar for Chris Ericson

Chris Ericson

Technology Manager, York Public Schools
Technology Manager for York Public Schools
avatar for Taylor Siebert

Taylor Siebert

President, Class Intercom
Social Media Management Software for Schools


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 201 - Convention Center

1:30pm

What is Your District Doing to Address Digital Literacy?
EasyTech/Inquiry by Learning.com allows schools to implement an all-in-one keyboarding, technology literacy, digital citizenship, and project based learning curriculum that meets all ISTE standards and fulfills E-Rate compliance. This solution addresses the apprehension that many teachers feel when implementing technology in the classroom by providing an easy-to-implement, consistent curriculum for preparing students for NeSA, as well as college and career. Are your students prepared for their digital future?

Speakers
avatar for Engaging Technologies

Engaging Technologies

Booth 600, 601, 700, 701, Engaging Technologies
Engaging Technologies is a company started BY teachers FOR teachers. We believe in helping schools find the best solution to meet their needs, teaching the way they want to teach. We don't offer a ton of solutions but the ones we do are tools we would use in our own classes.


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

2:30pm

Getting Rooted in Sycamore Education
Sycamore Education is a cloud-based student information system used in over 40 different countries around the world, but based in Fremont, NE. Whether you're a current user of Sycamore or just wondering what Sycamore can do, we'd love to show you our latest enhancements and provide a networking opportunity with current Sycamore users.

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Thursday April 23, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 201 - Convention Center

2:30pm

Interactive Podcasting: Enhancing Physical Education Curriculum
In this session you will see what interactive podcasting can do for you in your physical education curriculum- from creativity to management. You will also get a first-hand look at the GarageBand interface and iMovie, and how simple it is to get started making your own podcast for the P.E. classroom and beyond.

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Kevin Morrow

Teacher-Secondary, O'Neill Public Schools


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

2:30pm

Simple and Effective Strategies for Adding Digital Content to the Classroom
Join us to learn about Britannica's exciting digital resources for classroom and library use. The ideal tool for supporting the Common Core Standards and 21st century skill-building, Britannica School offers the broadest and best real-world, nonfiction content for reading and research across the content areas. Special features promote differentiation to reach all students and a specially-designed elementary interface engages young children in age-appropriate viewing and learning experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Mabel Mannion

Mabel Mannion

Territory Manager, Britannica Digital Learning


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

2:30pm

Storytelling with Adobe's iPad Apps
If you can tell a story, you can convince someone of anything! Learn about Adobe's future roadmap for mobile and tablet apps and how you can leverage the power of an iPad in your classroom or in your students' hands to teach storytelling.

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Scott Trudeau

Adobe Systems Incorporated


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

3:30pm

iPads, Chromebooks, and Androids, Oh My! Learn Insight 360 is Why!
Learn how to use Insight 360 software to conduct formative assessment during instruction using iPads, Chromebooks, Android tablets, and web enabled devices. With this software a teacher can easily launch any content from anywhere in the classroom, ask students to respond, and the teacher can see their answers in real time. Not to mention, it does all the grading.

Speakers
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Billy Jack Garren

eInstruction by Turning Technologies


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
206 - Convention Center

3:30pm

Lights, Camera, CLASS!
Want a great vehicle for engaging students? How about turning your student consumers of video into video producers? Video engages students and is a great vehicle for learning. You don't need an elaborate studio to make great work happen. Come to this session and leave with a progressive set of strategies and lesson plans to accommodate the diversity of gear and learners.

Speakers
TL

Therese Laux

Omaha North High Magnet School


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
212 - Convention Center

3:30pm

Next Generation of Student Safety: What Students Know that You Don't
Educators are tasked with student safety, bullying prevention, social media risks and more, all while keeping focus on academic achievement. These mounting challenges can be prevented by empowering students, staff and community to be the eyes and ears of your school. This presentation will reveal data from students across the nation; invaluable information on how often youth experience bullying, where violence occurs, what happens when students report, etc.

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Awareity

Awareity
TIPS is an innovative platform of web-based tools designed to empower students, parents, teachers and staff to confidentially report bullying or other potentially harmful student safety concerns, including weapons, drug/alcohol use, gangs, harassment, vandalism, physical/sexual assaults... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 201 - Convention Center

3:30pm

Provide Your Students the Access They Need to Succeed
Students are tapping into a wide range of mobile devices to enhance learning anywhere. IT is struggling to keep up with the technology demands of students, with respect to providing devices, access, and infrastructure needs. webNetwork provides access to students on any device, increasing student engagement and extending learning beyond school hours. IT maintains control while being able to deliver access to different devices easily and quickly.

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Rob Hart

Stoneware, Inc.


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

10:30am

Apple Deployment Programs Update
Apple Deployment Programs allow schools to easily deploy and manage Macs and iPads. In this session we'll discuss the latest Deployment Program features and upgrades.

Speakers

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

10:30am

Is 802.11ac Wi-Fi Right for You?
We will be covering a Summary of 802.11ac Technology and how it differentiates from prior generations of Wi-Fi. We will also touch on some Market Trends, 802.11ac products, and ways that you can manage those Wi-Fi devices. Lastly, we’ll talk about items, like switching that will help compliment a well-designed Wi-Fi Solution.

Speakers
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Mitch Piekarski

System Engineer, Computerhardware Inc./D-Link


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

10:30am

Mackin VIA
I will demonstrate Mackin VIA as a digital content host and Mackin as a supplier of digital content.

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Mackin Educational Resources

Account Executive, Mackin Educational Resources
Mackin Educational Resources provides library and classroom materials for grades PK-12. Working with over 18,000 publishers their database boasts more than 2.5 million printed titles and 350,000 digital products. Mackin supplies print books, eBooks, online educational databases, audiobooks... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
Jr. Ballroom 201 - Convention Center

11:30am

Cloud Learning Environment Advances
Technology resources, data and content must be highly available, accessible, easy to use and secure. A Nebraska cloud can provide a highly-reliable foundation for providing and accessing these services. One secure user identity per person can provide access to all K-12 resources from the local to the national level. This session is a demonstration of the work of these Nebraska projects and a look at their future direction.

Speakers
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Scott Isaacson

6949 South 110th Street, ESU Coordinating Council


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

11:30am

Lights, Camera, CLASS!
Want a great vehicle for engaging students? How about turning your student consumers of video into video producers? Video engages students and is a great vehicle for learning. You don't need an elaborate studio to make great work happen. Come to this session and leave with a progressive set of strategies and lesson plans to accommodate the diversity of gear and learners.

Speakers
TL

Therese Laux

Omaha North High Magnet School


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

11:30am

Schoology's Innovative Learning Platform
This session will include a high-level display of Schoology's Enterprise Platform. Schoology has redefined the traditional learning management system to create a collective online educational effort. Schoology helps schools and districts to increase the communication and collaboration of all the stakeholder's involved in a student's education. With an easy-to-use interface, Schoology's CODiE-award-winning solution, and robust mobile apps, empower engaging instruction and system-wide collaboration on any device.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Arvanitis

Christopher Arvanitis

Sales Director, Schoology
Schoology—used by millions of students and educators in K-12 schools and universities around the world—combines dynamic learning management, an easy-to-use collaborative interface, and next-generation API integration into one innovative solution. Schoology transforms learning... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 201 - Convention Center

12:30pm

Authentic Authoring with Apple
Students become authentic authors with Apple's ecosystem. See how access, authenticity, and audience can transform writing assignments. Whether using a Mac or an OS device, learn how to enable it to become a literacy device in your K-12 classroom. Be able to instantly implement authoring projects with iPad apps, iBooks Author, Keynote and more, transforming your students' writing and creativity to new levels.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Morrow

Katie Morrow

Technology Integration, Educational Service Unit #8


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

12:30pm

Enabling Digital-Learning: Building the Perfect Wi-Fi Network
The demands of 1:1 initiatives and federal mandates for connectivity are swiftly making high-performance Wi-Fi networks the new normal for schools. In a few years, the connected school will emerge: connectivity on buses, cloud-hosted file systems, digital-based attendance, and more. Administrators can no longer settle for networks that are ''good enough;'' they must plan proactively to support increases in data usage and density in coming years.

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Xirrus

Xirrus
School Districts and Colleges depend on high-bandwidth voice, video and data going to and from mobile devices. Today you need high-performance wireless. Xirrus delivers it. Our wireless solutions provide wired-like reliability; superior security and they perform under the most demanding... Read More →


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

12:30pm

Keyboarding Online - Real Skills. Break Hunting and Pecking!
Keyboarding Online: Cutting edge web-based keyboarding programs. Discuss common problems teaching keyboarding and share solutions using the latest in web-based technology. See how to teach keyboarding on the iPad, tablets, or Chromebooks. Individualize instruction to slow or fast learners. Track student's progress online. No software or plug-ins to install! Unique features that break hunting and pecking habits! Free keyboarding posters! Free 60-Day Trial!

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avatar for Keyboarding Online

Keyboarding Online

CTO, Keyboarding Online
Keyboarding Online: Cutting edge web-based keyboarding programs. Discuss common problems teaching keyboarding and share solutions using the latest in web-based technology. See how to teach keyboarding on the iPad, tablets, or Chromebooks. Individualize instruction to slow or fast... Read More →


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

12:30pm

Making Digital Content Work for You...The Destiny Difference
Join us for a fun session and learn how schools are using Follett School Solutions as their one digital learning platform, managing and accessing digital content 24/7, from a variety of providers! Discover easy ways to find trustworthy, grade-level appropriate content including eBooks, databases and websites. Support classroom instruction and digital learning: note tagging, lesson messaging, time on task reporting and more. Handouts provided.

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Follett

Follett
Follett provides educationally relevant content, integrated educational technology solutions, and value-added services to over 65,000 PreK-12 schools and districts in the United States and around the world. We focus on earning our customers' trust every day and helping you impact... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 201 - Convention Center

1:30pm

Is There An App for That?
If not, let's create one! What does it take to get an app developed and in the App Store? Come learn from a team of teenage app developers who are using their passion to build and deploy apps. The team will share how they utilize a combination of individual talents to create engaging apps. There will be time for questions and answers!

Speakers
avatar for Ann Feldmann

Ann Feldmann

District Instructional Technology Specialist, Bellevue Public Schools
Ann Feldmann is a district technology trainer and Apple Foundations Trainer for Bellevue Public Schools in Bellevue Ne. She is a connected life long learner who is passionate about transforming teaching and learning, project based learning, creativity in the classroom, blended learning... Read More →


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

1:30pm

Is Your Network on App Overload?
District networks are flooded with the latest apps. How can a school know EACH and EVERY app used on their network is used to optimize critical app performance and security? This session will discuss today's ''app overload'' environment with a focus on using network data to increase academic performance while also enhancing network performance. Topics: Recovering $ on district software licensing and increasing academic performance by profiling top achievers.

Speakers
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Haddock Education Technologies

Education Consultant, Haddock Education Technologies
Interactive and Educational Technology


Friday April 24, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 201 - Convention Center

1:30pm

STEM - Making it Happen in the Classroom!
Join us to learn about Code RED - an innovative and exciting STEM curriculum that brings computer science and computer coding skills to your students in grades K-12 through software development, web design, and app creation! Code RED provides teachers and schools an affordable, cutting edge STEM curriculum through robust instructional materials and focused professional development. Code RED - helping Nebraska school districts prepare career and college-ready students for a world of unlimited opportunity in STEM!

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Randy Jennings

Education Technology Partners


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

2:30pm

Cloud Managed Wireless with AOS and Meraki
Discover how Cisco Meraki cloud managed edge and branch networking offerings simplify your schools wireless, switching, security and BYOD solutions. Meraki gives administrators visibility and control, without the cost and complexity of traditional architectures. With cloud management, thousands of switch ports can be configured and monitored instantly over the web. Learn how to deploy network wide configuration changes, and easily manage campus distributed networks without training or dedicated staff.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Weidner

Steve Weidner

Design Architect, Alexander Open Systems


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

2:30pm

iPad Academy: A Model for Success
Learn about Bellevue Public Schools unique, innovative iPad Academy model for professional development that is meaningful, wildly popular, and impacting instruction. This presentation will showcase our professional development philosophies around our iPad Academy, methods, and results. We provide hands on learning, time to ''play'', coaching and collaboration days for our teachers. The results are amazing and sustainable over time.

Speakers
avatar for Jeanette Carlson

Jeanette Carlson

Instructional Technology Specialist, Bellevue Public Schools
As an Instructional Technology Specialist I keep busy coaching teachers, training staff and supporting innovation in the classroom. Before this role I taught business education for sixteen years. I have a Bachelor’s in Business Education, and a Master’s in Instructional Technology... Read More →
avatar for Ann Feldmann

Ann Feldmann

District Instructional Technology Specialist, Bellevue Public Schools
Ann Feldmann is a district technology trainer and Apple Foundations Trainer for Bellevue Public Schools in Bellevue Ne. She is a connected life long learner who is passionate about transforming teaching and learning, project based learning, creativity in the classroom, blended learning... Read More →


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

2:30pm

Literacy Differentiation for College and Career Readiness
How are schools doubling and even tripling their reading Lexile gains for their students? Find out how they monitor and use data about students' progress toward state standards to accomplish this amazing feat. Achieve3000 - a web based, differentiated literacy program - provides equitable, high interest, informational articles to ALL students at their exact Lexile level in order to maximize their results. Our goal is College and Career Readiness!

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Achieve3000

Regional Director, NE and IA, Achieve3000
How are schools doubling and even tripling their reading Lexile gains for their students? Find out how they monitor and use data about students' progress toward state standards to accomplish this amazing feat. Achieve3000 - a web based, differentiated literacy program - provides equitable... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Jr. Ballroom 201 - Convention Center