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Tuesday, August 2
 

8:15am

Go Open!
Limited Capacity seats available

Think quality only comes with a price tag? Find a whole trove of top notch educational resources, lessons, media, and more that are free, open, and at your front door.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Rybak Sellek

Christine Rybak Sellek

Instructional Technology Coach, DeForest Area School District
Christine Rybak Sellek is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and a Technology Coach at the DeForest Area School District since 2010. Prior to that, she was a middle school science and communications teacher for 16 years.


Tuesday August 2, 2016 8:15am - 9:30am
A106

8:15am

Start Getting Organized
Limited Capacity filling up

Get started with organizing and de-cluttering your Google and H Drives, bookmarks, and other digital files

Speakers
avatar for Holli Reckin

Holli Reckin

Spanish Teacher, DeForest Area School District


Tuesday August 2, 2016 8:15am - 9:30am
A108

10:00am

Keeping Safe in a Digital World
Limited Capacity seats available

We will learn how to keep our students and ourselves safe from online scams, schemes, predators, viruses, and malware and how to create strong passwords.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Shagam

Sarah Shagam

Digital Communications Tchr, DeForest Area School District


Tuesday August 2, 2016 10:00am - 11:15am
A104

10:00am

Google Photos: Auto Awesome Your Photo Organization!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

We'll learn how Google Photos can help you manage and organize all your photos from all your devices. It's a hidden gem!

Speakers
avatar for Christine Rybak Sellek

Christine Rybak Sellek

Instructional Technology Coach, DeForest Area School District
Christine Rybak Sellek is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and a Technology Coach at the DeForest Area School District since 2010. Prior to that, she was a middle school science and communications teacher for 16 years.


Tuesday August 2, 2016 10:00am - Wednesday August 3, 2016 11:15am
A106

10:00am

Bring the Makerspace into Your Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

You've tried activities, now how can you apply makerspaces (activities, mindset, more) to your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Bannigan

Kimberly Bannigan

Technology Coordinator, DeForest Area School District
Learning Information Systems Coordinator for DeForest Area Schools. Certified Educational Technology Leader (CETL) and Raspberry Pi Certified Educator, which just means I am totally comfortable with ambiguity.
avatar for Jamey Stanosz

Jamey Stanosz

Library/Technology Teacher (Elem Schools), DeForest Area School District


Tuesday August 2, 2016 10:00am - Friday August 5, 2016 11:15am
LMC

12:15pm

Blended Learning: Adding Voice & Choice
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learn more about applying "blended learning" to your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Bannigan

Kimberly Bannigan

Technology Coordinator, DeForest Area School District
Learning Information Systems Coordinator for DeForest Area Schools. Certified Educational Technology Leader (CETL) and Raspberry Pi Certified Educator, which just means I am totally comfortable with ambiguity.


Tuesday August 2, 2016 12:15pm - 1:30pm
A108

12:15pm

Coding with Robots
Limited Capacity seats available

Coding is a great technique to practice math, science, engineering, and a growth mindset.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Stern

Jeff Stern

Fifth Grade Teacher, DeForest Area School District
This is my 25th year as a fifth grade science teacher. My PPG is to incorporate technology into my science curriculum. I have produced several movie trailers to introduce all our science units using the I-Movie app. The movie trailers really help motivate/excite about learning... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 12:15pm - 1:30pm
A120

12:15pm

Easy Design with 3D Printing
Limited Capacity seats available

You've seen the 3D printer in action. Maybe, you've downloaded and printed something from Thingiverse. In this session we'll explore how to use TinkerCad to design and create objects that can be 3D printed.

Speakers
avatar for Alan (Rocky) Ligocki

Alan (Rocky) Ligocki

Technology Education Teacher, DeForest Area School District


Tuesday August 2, 2016 12:15pm - 1:30pm
A106

12:15pm

Help! I Have English learners! Now What?
Limited Capacity seats available

If you have never attended professional development focused on your English learners, this is the session for you. We will learn about language proficiency and what that means for students in school. Practical strategies that can be applied from day 1 will be discussed.

Speakers
ML

Melody Leung

ELL Coordinator, DeForest Area School District


Tuesday August 2, 2016 12:15pm - 1:30pm
A109

2:00pm

Breakout EDU
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to try something new and exciting in your classroom? Are you and your students ready to think outside of the educational box? Then check this out! Breakout EDU is a revolutionary game based learning experience that is sweeping the nation both personally and professionally and can be adapted to fit every content area. This version of a treasure hunt teaches resourcefulness, creativity, teamwork, and much more. Join us, but be ready for an adventure!

Speakers
avatar for Christine Rybak Sellek

Christine Rybak Sellek

Instructional Technology Coach, DeForest Area School District
Christine Rybak Sellek is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and a Technology Coach at the DeForest Area School District since 2010. Prior to that, she was a middle school science and communications teacher for 16 years.


Tuesday August 2, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
A113

2:00pm

Coding for Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover tools to help your students develop computational thinking, resilience, and a growth mindset while having fun!

Speakers
SW

Sue Winckler

Fifth Grade Teacher, DeForest Area School District


Tuesday August 2, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
A108

2:00pm

Cultural Diversity and Resources for Closing the Gap
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you aware of the educational achievement gaps in Wisconsin and DeForest? We will begin looking at resources out there to help us begin to know how to tackle this huge educational and social issue. 

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Heatwole

Sarah Heatwole

GED Option 2 Teacher, DeForest Area School District


Tuesday August 2, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
A109

2:00pm

Google Classroom Introduction
Limited Capacity seats available

How to use for Google Classroom for assignments, grading, announcements, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Boyce

Kate Boyce

English Teacher, DeForest Area School District
English teacher
avatar for Holli Reckin

Holli Reckin

Spanish Teacher, DeForest Area School District


Tuesday August 2, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
A124
 
Wednesday, August 3
 

8:15am

BYOD Tips & Tricks
Limited Capacity seats available

BYOD tips and tricks- from classroom management to ideas to use with curriculum, you will walk away with many resources and tools for the upcoming year!

Speakers
avatar for Elisa Welch

Elisa Welch

Spanish Teacher, DeForest Area School District
I am an 8th grade Spanish teacher at DeForest Area Middle School. I have many loves, such as technology, cultures, and the arts. I am always ready to lend a helping hand or try something new.


Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:15am - 9:30am
A106

8:15am

Genius Hour in the Classroom
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Ignight a passion for learning in your students by giving them a choice! In this session you will learn how to implement Genius Hour/20% Time/Passion Projects/Innovation Hour into your classroom. Ideas for managing students and projects, as well as ideas for ways to have students present their learning to their peers. There will be whole-group time and breakouts by elementary, middle school, and high school.

Speakers
KD

Kate Dabetic

First Grade Teacher, DeForest Area School District
avatar for Sarah Shagam

Sarah Shagam

Digital Communications Tchr, DeForest Area School District
avatar for Brittany Vanderbilt

Brittany Vanderbilt

Family & Consumer Science Teacher, DeForest Area School District
I am a member of TILT & enjoy learning/trying new things related to technology. I have a Google Site for my classroom (hint: where all of our recipes are located) and my students often use iMovie, iPads, and VoiceThread. Something dorky about me is that I secretly love desktop computers... Read More →


Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:15am - 9:30am
A120

8:15am

Google Calendar for Beginners
Limited Capacity seats available

Very basic, hands-on introduction to using calendar. Learn how to schedule events, view different calendars, sign up for resources, and invite others.

Speakers
KK

Karly Kittoe

Kindergarten Teacher, DeForest Area School District


Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:15am - 9:30am
A104

10:00am

60 Apps & Extensions in 75 Minutes
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Walk out with 60+ new apps and extensions for Chrome.

Speakers
avatar for Gwen Boettcher

Gwen Boettcher

Agriculture Teacher, DeForest Area School District


Wednesday August 3, 2016 10:00am - 11:15am
A124

12:15pm

Digital Publishing Tools
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to help your students showcase their creativity and demonstrate reading, writing, and media skills across all curricular areas. Applicable to teachers of 3rd and up, and specialists K-12

Speakers
SW

Sue Winckler

Fifth Grade Teacher, DeForest Area School District


Wednesday August 3, 2016 12:15pm - 1:30pm
A108

12:15pm

Online Video Editing
Limited Capacity seats available

Attendees will learn how to upload and use the YouTube Video Editor to edit and create videos.

Speakers
avatar for Alan (Rocky) Ligocki

Alan (Rocky) Ligocki

Technology Education Teacher, DeForest Area School District


Wednesday August 3, 2016 12:15pm - 1:30pm
A109

2:00pm

Blogging with Students, grades 3-8
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about a fun and safe way for your students to express themselves! In this session, you will discover the wonders of blogging with students and set-up your own Kid Blog site.

Speakers
avatar for Jenni Naramore

Jenni Naramore

Third Grade Teacher, DeForest Area School District
avatar for Sarah Shagam

Sarah Shagam

Digital Communications Tchr, DeForest Area School District


Wednesday August 3, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
A104

2:00pm

Breakout EDU
Limited Capacity filling up

Want to try something new and exciting in your classroom? Are you and your students ready to think outside of the educational box? Then check this out! Breakout EDU is a revolutionary game based learning experience that is sweeping the nation both personally and professionally and can be adapted to fit every content area. This version of a treasure hunt teaches resourcefulness, creativity, teamwork, and much more. Join us, but be ready for an adventure!

Speakers
avatar for Linda Yang

Linda Yang

English Teacher, DeForest Area School District


Wednesday August 3, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
A113
 
Thursday, August 4
 

8:15am

Google Sites for Beginners
Limited Capacity seats available

Attendees will learn why a Google Site can be a great tool for their classroom. We will go through the process of how to create a Google Site and attendees will have time to try this out for themselves. This is for the person who has never used Google Sites or for the person who wants a refresher course.

Speakers
avatar for Brittany Vanderbilt

Brittany Vanderbilt

Family & Consumer Science Teacher, DeForest Area School District
I am a member of TILT & enjoy learning/trying new things related to technology. I have a Google Site for my classroom (hint: where all of our recipes are located) and my students often use iMovie, iPads, and VoiceThread. Something dorky about me is that I secretly love desktop computers... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2016 8:15am - 9:30am
A108

8:15am

Using Turnitin.com for Peer Reviews
Limited Capacity seats available

Move peer reviews beyond "that was good" or "good paper." Move students beyond the fear of offending their peers. Help them develop the skill of constructive criticism by giving them anonymity and direct instruction on giving feedback. In addition, you can even pair writers so that each has something to learn from the other.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Yang

Linda Yang

English Teacher, DeForest Area School District


Thursday August 4, 2016 8:15am - 9:30am
A125

10:00am

All About Making Tutorials
In this session, you will learn about different types, uses, and tips on how to make tutorials for your students.  This session will be set up into three main sections:  What are types of tutorials I can use in my class, what types of equipment do I need to make a tutorial, and finally, how do I make and post a tutorial for student use.

Speakers
avatar for Dawn Burgess

Dawn Burgess

Art Teacher, DeForest Area School District
My background is in Art Education, and I have been teaching at Deforest Middle School for 17 years. My hobbies are painting and crocheting. In my spare time, I love to spend time with my family! This is my first time teaching a session to adults, so I'm excited and nervous at the... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2016 10:00am - 11:15am
A124

10:00am

Discussion Threads via Turnitin.com
Limited Capacity seats available

Turnitin.com is more than just a check for plagiarism. Use Turnitin.com as a tool to offer a real audience for your students. Create discussions that are anonymous, or not, in which students write to one another outside of the classroom. And the best thing, students don't even have to be in the same class or share the same teacher.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Yang

Linda Yang

English Teacher, DeForest Area School District


Thursday August 4, 2016 10:00am - 11:15am
A125

10:00am

Harness Your Google-Foo
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session participants will learn how to effectively search for information using Google Search, check the credibility of websites, and cite sources. We will look at resources for teaching these skills to students as well as resources for students for citing sources.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Shagam

Sarah Shagam

Digital Communications Tchr, DeForest Area School District


Thursday August 4, 2016 10:00am - 11:15am
A106

10:00am

Make a Mini Webquest
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking for a way to increase students' background knowledge? Guide your students individually with a mini webquest. Tips on how to create one and time to work.

Speakers
AO

Amanda Otradovec

Spanish Teacher, DeForest Area School District
Spanish Teacher at DAHS.


Thursday August 4, 2016 10:00am - 11:15am
A108

12:15pm

Breakout EDU
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to try something new and exciting in your classroom? Are you and your students ready to think outside of the educational box? Then check this out! Breakout EDU is a revolutionary game based learning experience that is sweeping the nation both personally and professionally and can be adapted to fit every content area. This version of a treasure hunt teaches resourcefulness, creativity, teamwork, and much more. Join us, but be ready for an adventure!

Speakers
avatar for Jamey Stanosz

Jamey Stanosz

Library/Technology Teacher (Elem Schools), DeForest Area School District


Thursday August 4, 2016 12:15pm - 1:30pm
A113

12:15pm

Formative Feedback in a BYOD World
Limited Capacity seats available

Polls, games, Google...as exit tickets or as a checking point for student comprehension

Speakers
avatar for Kate Boyce

Kate Boyce

English Teacher, DeForest Area School District
English teacher


Thursday August 4, 2016 12:15pm - 1:30pm
A124