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June 17-19, 2013 Credit Options Available Drake Grad Credit = $140; Buena Vista University = $130; Licensure Renewal = $60; Paraeducator Credit = $30  

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Monday, June 17
 

9:15am

Ten Common Challenges Facing Educators and Tools to Address Them

Across every grade and subject area there are common challenges that every teacher faces. In this presentation Richard Byrne outlines those challenges that we all face and he presents some practical uses of technology to tackle those challenges.

Richard's Presentations

 


Speakers
avatar for Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne

Trouble Maker, Blogger, Owner, Byrne Instructional Media, LLC
Richard is best known for his award winning blog, Free Technology for Teachers which started while teaching high school social studies in Maine. Today, Richard’s writing reaches more than 500,000 educators every month. His favorite thing to do is help teachers develop creative and practical classroom uses of technology. An energetic speaker, Richard has been invited to speak at events all over North America, Europe, Australia, Southeast... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2013 9:15am - 10:15am
Anderson Auditorium
  • Level PreK-4, 5-8, 9-12
  • Targeted Strand Policies and Finances - Administrators, Classroom implementation – Teachers, Building Level Leadership, Technical Management – IT Personnel
  • Tags Beginner

10:30am

Online Teacher Communities: Introducing the Agora

AEA PD Online introduces the Agora, a gathering place for all of Iowa's educators. This virtual collection of educator communities allow Iowa educators to connect, have conversations, share resources, and partake in community-based professional development. This session will demonstrate the Agora, share the experiences of some of the piloting groups, and show you how to get connected.


Speakers
avatar for Evan Abbey

Evan Abbey

Program Director, AEA PD Online
As a collaborative of Iowa's Area Education Agencies, we offer online professional development and services for schools to deliver their own online or blended learning. This includes self-paced trainings and courses for school employees, facilitated courses, online teacher communities, LMS hosting, e-curriculum, and our new Student Personalized Learning System. Come by our booth to see the wide array of options and how they can support your... Read More →
avatar for Rob Brookhart

Rob Brookhart

Instructional Designer, Iowa AEA PD Online
I am an Instructional Designer for AEA PD Online. I also coordinate our AEA PD Online: LIVE! series of videos and webinars. | | When not working, I also enjoy traveling and all things Disney.
DH

Deborah Humpal

Heartland AEA
avatar for Nancy Movall

Nancy Movall

K12 Online Learning Specialist, AEA PD Online
Nancy Movall is currently the K12 Online Learning Specialist at Iowa AEA PD Online, a division of Iowa’s Area Education Agencies. Her work focuses on the benefits of professional development in social learning and social authoring environments, as well as leveraging collaboration and technology to improve the theory and practice of education in the digital age. Nancy is featured in the research work of Bev and Etienne Wenger-Trayner in a... Read More →
avatar for Peggy Steinbronn

Peggy Steinbronn

AEA PD Online | Instructional Designer


Monday June 17, 2013 10:30am - 11:20am
Forum 3 - Siebens Forum

10:30am

Passwords: The Good, the Bad, and the Broken:

Over the last few years some significant advances in password cracking have been achieved. As technology is moving more to the Cloud are you sure your personal password policies are good enough to protect your digital identity. I will cover what has happened with password cracking, and discuss personal password policies to help ensure your digital identity does not get hijacked.


Speakers
avatar for Scott Fosseen

Scott Fosseen

Network Engineer, PLAEA
Prairie Lakes AEA


Monday June 17, 2013 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 10 - Siebens Forum

10:30am

Pinterest in the classroom and as PLN

Teachers will be able to get ideas on how to use Pinterest in the classroom and for their personal PLN. Also, I would like to invite other educators to share ideas on how we could use Pinterest in the classroom.


Speakers
avatar for Juliana Smith

Juliana Smith

Spanish Teacher, Newell-Fonda High School
I have been a teacher for the past 20 years even though I am still pretty young. I started teaching EFL in Brazil when I was 14. I am passionate about learning and teaching. I have a Masters degree in TESOL and almost a second Masters in Education. I am currently working on my PhD in Education with an emphasis in International Education. | I have two wonderful children who keep me very busy. | Another passion of mine is to travel. If I... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2013 10:30am - 11:20am
Hansen 8 - Siebens Forum
  • Level 5-8, 9-12
  • Targeted Strand Classroom implementation – Teachers, Building Level Leadership
  • Tags Beginner-Intermediate

10:30am

Technology Integration Using Web 2.0 Tools

This class will introduce 3 Web 2.0 tools for you to integrate into your classroom! Tagxedo, Glogster, and Prezi are tools that have been used effectively in grades 3-6 at Stratford Elementary. Kids LOVE it, teachers can quickly "learn" it, and most importantly, they are great tools to measure student's learning AND demonstrate Technology Literacy!


Speakers
LS

Lisa Schaa

Stratford Community School District


Monday June 17, 2013 10:30am - 11:20am
Forum 2 - Siebens Forum
  • Level PreK-4, 5-8
  • Targeted Strand Classroom implementation – Teachers, Building Level Leadership
  • Tags Intermediate

10:30am

Technology Supports for Diverse Learners

This session will introduce participants to technology tools and universal design strategies
for proactively valuing diverse learners. The focus will be on grades 4-12 and the subjects
of English Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies.


Speakers
avatar for Dave Edyburn

Dave Edyburn

Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Dave Edyburn, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Exceptional Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Edyburn’s teaching and research interests focus on the use of technology to enhance teaching, learning, and performance. He is a frequent conference presenter and national workshop leader.


Monday June 17, 2013 10:30am - 11:20am
Dows 16 - Siebens Forum

10:30am

The iPad and You

This presentation will cover the ins-and-out of the Apple iPad. Topics to be covered include: connecting to WiFi, creating an Apple ID, setting up an email and calendar account, installing an App from the App store, manipulating general settings, and synchronizing the device to iTunes. 

Please bring one of the following -- Apple iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone, iPod touch


Speakers
avatar for Brent Gerzema

Brent Gerzema

Computer/Network Technician, Prairie Lakes AEA


Monday June 17, 2013 10:30am - 11:20am
Forum 4 - Siebens Forum
  • Level PreK-4, 5-8, 9-12
  • Targeted Strand Policies and Finances - Administrators, Classroom implementation – Teachers, Building Level Leadership
  • Tags Beginner

10:30am

Working in the Clouds - Using Cloud Storage

Compare cloud-based storage using Google Drive, DropBox, Sugar Sync, Evernote, Box.com, Amazon Cloud Drive and Skydrive. Organize your files across a number of storage clouds. We'll discuss apps and third-party sites that help pull these clouds together.

Presentation

 


Speakers
avatar for Jeff Sypersma

Jeff Sypersma

Technology Support Supervisor, Northwest AEA
Jeff is the Technology Support Supervisor for Northwest AEA and a Google for Education Trainer. Jeff provides technology support to districts by providing technology audits, deployments, and professional development and training to teachers and central office staff. Jeff is the Executive Director for Iowa Technology and Education Connection (ITEC) ITEC promotes the use of technology in education by demonstrating to its members, other educators... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2013 10:30am - 11:20am
Dows 14/15 - Siebens Forum
  • Level PreK-4, 5-8, 9-12
  • Targeted Strand Classroom Implementation - Teachers, Building Level Leadership

11:30am

Lunch
Monday June 17, 2013 11:30am - 12:50pm

1:00pm

Assistive Technology Consideration and the IEP

Anyone that works with IEPs is familiar with the check box for assistive technology, but many are not familiar with the process that goes into determining whether or not that box needs to be checked. IDEA requires that AT is considered on every IEP and often this is not done properly. This session will discuss what an effective consideration process should look like and provide several examples of how this can be carried out to make sure proper decisions are being made on technology for students with disabilities.


Speakers

Monday June 17, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Dows 14/15 - Siebens Forum

1:00pm

Blended Learning in Your Classroom

Research has demonstrated that blended learning, combining the elements of face-to-face learning with online learning, is the most effective of learning environments. This session gives you an overview of what blended learning is with examples of how Iowa teachers are currently blending their classrooms. We will also look at resources available in the state to help you get started.


Speakers
avatar for Evan Abbey

Evan Abbey

Program Director, AEA PD Online
As a collaborative of Iowa's Area Education Agencies, we offer online professional development and services for schools to deliver their own online or blended learning. This includes self-paced trainings and courses for school employees, facilitated courses, online teacher communities, LMS hosting, e-curriculum, and our new Student Personalized Learning System. Come by our booth to see the wide array of options and how they can support your... Read More →
avatar for Rob Brookhart

Rob Brookhart

Instructional Designer, Iowa AEA PD Online
I am an Instructional Designer for AEA PD Online. I also coordinate our AEA PD Online: LIVE! series of videos and webinars. | | When not working, I also enjoy traveling and all things Disney.
DH

Deborah Humpal

Heartland AEA
avatar for Nancy Movall

Nancy Movall

K12 Online Learning Specialist, AEA PD Online
Nancy Movall is currently the K12 Online Learning Specialist at Iowa AEA PD Online, a division of Iowa’s Area Education Agencies. Her work focuses on the benefits of professional development in social learning and social authoring environments, as well as leveraging collaboration and technology to improve the theory and practice of education in the digital age. Nancy is featured in the research work of Bev and Etienne Wenger-Trayner in a... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Forum 1 - Siebens Forum
  • Level 5-8, 9-12
  • Targeted Strand Classroom implementation – Teachers, Building Level Leadership
  • Tags Beginner-Intermediate

1:00pm

Bookshare 101

In this presentation we will explain what Bookshare is, how to get your students signed up, and how to download books.


Speakers
avatar for Pam Ahlrichs

Pam Ahlrichs

Regional Administrator, Prairie Lakes AEA
Universal Design for Learning - Statewide Team Member | Special Education
avatar for Tiffanie Dau

Tiffanie Dau

AT Coordinator, PLAEA
Tiffany Dau has been in education for 13 years. In those 13 years, I have been a: general education teacher, special education teacher, special education consultant, and assistive technology coordinator. I truly believe that using technology as a tool will close the educational gap for students.


Monday June 17, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Forum 4 - Siebens Forum
  • Level PreK-4, 5-8, 9-12
  • Targeted Strand Classroom implementation – Teachers, Building Level Leadership
  • Tags Beginner

1:00pm

Foundation of Universal Design for Learning

This session will provide an introduction to UDL and offer examples of web sites that can be
used to provide diverse learners with choice and challenge. The concepts will be appropriate
for any classroom but emphasis will be placed on grades 4-12 and interventions to support
struggling learners.


Speakers
avatar for Dave Edyburn

Dave Edyburn

Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Dave Edyburn, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Exceptional Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Edyburn’s teaching and research interests focus on the use of technology to enhance teaching, learning, and performance. He is a frequent conference presenter and national workshop leader.


Monday June 17, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Dows 16 - Siebens Forum

1:00pm

Going Google? An Introduction to the GAFE Control Panel
Have you gone Google? Are you thinking about it? This session will give you a look at the Google Apps for Education Control Panel and offer some helpful tips on how to set things up and make things run a little more smoothly. Learn from the successes and failures of others.

Speakers
avatar for Lance Lennon

Lance Lennon

District Technology Director, Eagle Grove Community School District
Lance Lennon has been in education for 20 + years, the last 18 have been as a technology director and technology integrationist. He is a Certified Casper Administrator, a DEN Star Educator, and an Authorized Google Education Trainer. His district has been using Google Apps for Education for the past five and a half years. Lance is a Google proponent and all around Google enthusiast.


Monday June 17, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 10 - Siebens Forum
  • Level 5-8, 9-12
  • Targeted Strand Technical Management/IT Personnel

1:00pm

Harnessing the power of Google Chrome

Chrome is Google's web browser developed specifically to harness the power of the Google tools. Google Chrome has numerous extensions that can add extra features and functionality to your browser experience. With so many to choose from, which ones are most helpful? No worries! We'll pick out a few that an educator can't live with out!

Presentation Link 1

Presentation Link 2

Speakers
avatar for Kay Schmalen

Kay Schmalen

Science/Technology Consultant, AEA 267
Science/Technology Consultant. Google Certified Trainer.  An Iowa native, Middle School ELA and Science Teacher in Canton, SD for 11  email: kschmalen@aea267.k12.ia.usTwitter: schma3


Monday June 17, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Forum 2 - Siebens Forum
  • Level PreK-4, 5-8, 9-12
  • Targeted Strand Classroom Implementation - Teachers, Building Level Leadership
  • Tags Beginner

1:00pm

Mind mapping, timelines, and collaborative brainstorming

This session begins with a discussion of what makes mind mapping and timelining an excellent learning activity for students before moving onto an exploration of mind mapping and timeline creation tools. In this session participants will explore free web-based tools, iPad apps, and Android apps that they can use with their students for creating timelines, graphic organizers, and other formats for recording and synthesizing information and ideas. This session also includes a short discussion of using mind maps and timelines to address Common Core standards.

Richard's Presentations

 


Speakers
avatar for Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne

Trouble Maker, Blogger, Owner, Byrne Instructional Media, LLC
Richard is best known for his award winning blog, Free Technology for Teachers which started while teaching high school social studies in Maine. Today, Richard’s writing reaches more than 500,000 educators every month. His favorite thing to do is help teachers develop creative and practical classroom uses of technology. An energetic speaker, Richard has been invited to speak at events all over North America, Europe, Australia, Southeast... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Hansen 8 - Siebens Forum
  • Level PreK-4, 5-8, 9-12
  • Targeted Strand Policies and Finances - Administrators, Classroom implementation – Teachers, Building Level Leadership, Technical Management – IT Personnel
  • Tags Beginner-Intermediate-Advanced

1:00pm

Text Complexity & the Iowa AEA Online Resources

The session will be assist teachers in the development of instruction which supports the Iowa Core Curriculum with a focus on text complexity using the Iowa AEA Online resources.


Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Carruthers

Cheryl Carruthers

Supervisor for Information & Technology, AEA 267
I work for AEA 267 and am based out of our Marshalltown office. I'm a supervisor for the Information & Technology division with a background in school library media. I have completed the OLLIE series for teaching online and have facilitated several cohorts of one of the OLLIE classes.
avatar for Jane Frizzel

Jane Frizzel

Teacher Librarian/Consultant/Van Delivery Supervisor, AEA 267
Teacher Librarian/Consultant/Van Delivery Supervisor at Area Education Agency 267 (Clear Lake office)


Monday June 17, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Forum 3 - Siebens Forum

1:00pm

Basic iPad Training

This workshop will cover the basic functions and capabilities of Apple mobile devices (the iPad in specific). Attendees will learn about installing applications, setting up an Apple ID, understanding and manipulating the home screen, adjusting settings, syncing a device with iTunes, and other basic functions of a mobile Apple IOS device.  Please bring one of the following -- Apple iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone, iPod touch


Speakers
avatar for Brent Gerzema

Brent Gerzema

Computer/Network Technician, Prairie Lakes AEA


Monday June 17, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 125 - Science Center

1:00pm

Use Atomic Learning for Your District's Professional Development

Atomic Learning is a virtual library of no-cost professional development resources and curriculum materials to help teachers infuse 21st century skills into the classroom.  Access to over 50,000 tutorials provide a resource for teachers to:

  1. Find an answer to a tech questions
  2. Select available trainings and workshops (I.e.:  Keeping Kids Safe Online, Evaluate Available Web Resources)
  3. Implement 21st Century Skills based on ISTE NETS*S-aligned Tech Assessments

This is a hands-on workshop.  Please bring a laptop. 

 


Speakers

Monday June 17, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 138 - Science Center

2:00pm

Assistive Technology Consideration and the IEP

Anyone that works with IEPs is familiar with the check box for assistive technology, but many are not familiar with the process that goes into determining whether or not that box needs to be checked. IDEA requires that AT is considered on every IEP and often this is not done properly. This session will discuss what an effective consideration process should look like and provide several examples of how this can be carried out to make sure proper decisions are being made on technology for students with disabilities.


Speakers

Monday June 17, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Dows 14/15 - Siebens Forum

2:00pm

Bookshare 201

This is for teachers who are already using Bookshare, but need further assistance on downloading books.


Speakers
avatar for Pam Ahlrichs

Pam Ahlrichs

Regional Administrator, Prairie Lakes AEA
Universal Design for Learning - Statewide Team Member | Special Education
avatar for Tiffanie Dau

Tiffanie Dau

AT Coordinator, PLAEA
Tiffany Dau has been in education for 13 years. In those 13 years, I have been a: general education teacher, special education teacher, special education consultant, and assistive technology coordinator. I truly believe that using technology as a tool will close the educational gap for students.


Monday June 17, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Forum 4 - Siebens Forum
  • Level PreK-4, 5-8, 9-12
  • Targeted Strand Classroom implementation – Teachers, Building Level Leadership
  • Tags Intermediate

2:00pm

Bring History to Life through Primary Source Documents
This session will showcase the primary source documents available in the National Archives and the American Memory Collection of the Library of Congress. Participants will learn to navigate these vast websites, why and how to use primary source documents in the classroom, and be shown the analysis tools and other higher-order thinking tools that these organizations have developed for education. A list of other online sources of primary source documents will also be given.

Speakers

Monday June 17, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 10 - Siebens Forum
  • Level 5-8, 9-12
  • Targeted Strand Classroom implementation – Teachers, Building Level Leadership
  • Tags Beginner-Intermediate

2:00pm

Making Text Accessible

Struggling readers can be found in every classroom. However, we still expect students to read
and comprehend grade level textbooks. The purpose of this session is to provide practical
strategies for altering the cognitive difficulty of text.


Speakers
avatar for Dave Edyburn

Dave Edyburn

Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Dave Edyburn, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Exceptional Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Edyburn’s teaching and research interests focus on the use of technology to enhance teaching, learning, and performance. He is a frequent conference presenter and national workshop leader.


Monday June 17, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Dows 16 - Siebens Forum

2:00pm

Moodle 2.0 - An Overview of its Features

The popular learning management system Moodle is now used in over 100 districts throughout Iowa. We will showcase what Moodle is and how it is currently being used by both K-12 teachers and professional development providers in Iowa. We will also highlight some of the top add-on plugins used by districts in Iowa for intermediate users.


Speakers
avatar for Evan Abbey

Evan Abbey

Program Director, AEA PD Online
As a collaborative of Iowa's Area Education Agencies, we offer online professional development and services for schools to deliver their own online or blended learning. This includes self-paced trainings and courses for school employees, facilitated courses, online teacher communities, LMS hosting, e-curriculum, and our new Student Personalized Learning System. Come by our booth to see the wide array of options and how they can support your... Read More →
avatar for Peggy Steinbronn

Peggy Steinbronn

AEA PD Online | Instructional Designer


Monday June 17, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Forum 1 - Siebens Forum
  • Level PreK-4, 5-8, 9-12
  • Targeted Strand Classroom implementation – Teachers, Building Level Leadership
  • Tags Beginner-Intermediate

2:00pm

Pinterest - A free online resource
Pinterest is a free online resource that provides links to teachers that include teaching ideas, free lesson ideas, classroom activity resources, blogs, educational links, and news while connecting teachers around the world. Come to this presentation to get the basic understanding of how to use Pinterest to help you in the classroom.  

Speakers
PK

Pennie Klepper

4th Grade Teacher, GT Schools
Integrating technology into the classroom - Learning right along with the students and having a great time!


Monday June 17, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Forum 2 - Siebens Forum

2:00pm

Text Complexity & the Iowa AEA Online Resources

The session will be assist teachers in the development of instruction which supports the Iowa Core Curriculum with a focus on text complexity using the Iowa AEA Online resources.


Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Carruthers

Cheryl Carruthers

Supervisor for Information & Technology, AEA 267
I work for AEA 267 and am based out of our Marshalltown office. I'm a supervisor for the Information & Technology division with a background in school library media. I have completed the OLLIE series for teaching online and have facilitated several cohorts of one of the OLLIE classes.
avatar for Jane Frizzel

Jane Frizzel

Teacher Librarian/Consultant/Van Delivery Supervisor, AEA 267
Teacher Librarian/Consultant/Van Delivery Supervisor at Area Education Agency 267 (Clear Lake office)


Monday June 17, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Forum 3 - Siebens Forum

2:00pm

Google Apps and the Common Core (Workshop)
In this session participants will explore how the core Google services of Search, Sites, Drive, Maps, and Blogger can be used in lessons that address Common Core standards. Some of the standards addressed include Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse formats and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.

Richard's Presentations

Speakers
avatar for Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne

Trouble Maker, Blogger, Owner, Byrne Instructional Media, LLC
Richard is best known for his award winning blog, Free Technology for Teachers which started while teaching high school social studies in Maine. Today, Richard’s writing reaches more than 500,000 educators every month. His favorite thing to do is help teachers develop creative and practical classroom uses of technology. An energetic speaker, Richard has been invited to speak at events all over North America, Europe, Australia, Southeast... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Hansen 8 - Siebens Forum
  • Level PreK-4, 5-8, 9-12
  • Targeted Strand Policies and Finances - Administrators, Classroom implementation – Teachers, Building Level Leadership, Technical Management – IT Personnel
  • Tags Beginner-Intermediate-Advanced

2:00pm

Google Forms

Learn how to create a google form. You will create a form step-by-step using all of the elements of google's form generator including inserting images! You will learn how to deliver the form, see results and manipulate the data. This is a hands-on workshop so please bring a laptop.


Speakers
avatar for Jeff Sypersma

Jeff Sypersma

Technology Support Supervisor, Northwest AEA
Jeff is the Technology Support Supervisor for Northwest AEA and a Google for Education Trainer. Jeff provides technology support to districts by providing technology audits, deployments, and professional development and training to teachers and central office staff. Jeff is the Executive Director for Iowa Technology and Education Connection (ITEC) ITEC promotes the use of technology in education by demonstrating to its members, other educators... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 126 - Science Center
  • Level PreK-5, 5-8, 9-12
  • Targeted Strand Policies and Finances - Administrators, Classroom Implementation - Teachers, Building Level Leadership
  • Tags Beginner-Intermediate-Advanced

3:00pm

Another Arrow for your Quiver-Hitting the Target with Free Open Education Resources
Are you looking for learning resources that align to Iowa/Common Core and provide your students with meaningful digital experiences? Open Educational Resources (OER) is a movement in education that promotes the sharing and free access to digital courses and content. Come see what is available to Iowa teachers and students via OER, as well as resources provided through Iowa AEA PD Online/AEA K12 Online.

Don't start from scratch. Learn how to leverage the free digital courses and resources available through Open Educational Resources (OER) and Iowa's own repository of courses and resources.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Movall

Nancy Movall

K12 Online Learning Specialist, AEA PD Online
Nancy Movall is currently the K12 Online Learning Specialist at Iowa AEA PD Online, a division of Iowa’s Area Education Agencies. Her work focuses on the benefits of professional development in social learning and social authoring environments, as well as leveraging collaboration and technology to improve the theory and practice of education in the digital age. Nancy is featured in the research work of Bev and Etienne Wenger-Trayner in a... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 10 - Siebens Forum
  • Level Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Targeted Strand Classroom implementation – Teachers, Building Level Leadership

3:00pm

Differentiated Professional Development

When it comes to integrating technology in the classroom and using various technologies with students, our staff members are at all different levels of expertise. Therefore, our latest EdTech PD became a combination of online resources, work in PLC groups, as well as more traditional PD sessions focused on the various EdTech topics the different teachers wanted to work on. This model allowed differentiation, collaboration, and the chance to change direction even in the middle of the day.

Website

 


Speakers
avatar for Sarah Freking

Sarah Freking

District Technology Director, Storm Lake CSD
I am passionate about helping teachers integrate technology. I absolutely believe that a new paradigm of teaching and learning is necessary to teach 21st Century students. We owe it to our students to provide them with the greatest source of information available today-the Internet.


Monday June 17, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Forum 4 - Siebens Forum

3:00pm

Google Chrome Extensions for Struggling Learners (& a few more downloadable freebies)
This session will be all about using the Google Chrome browser extensions (& a few downloadable freebies) to help struggling readers and writers navigate content online. This session will give you tools to help struggling learners in your classroom make online content accessible to them.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Beyer

Amanda Beyer

Instructional Technology Consultant, Northwest AEA
I work for the Northwest Area Education Agency (NWAEA), as an instructional technology consultant.


Monday June 17, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Forum 1 - Siebens Forum

3:00pm

Harnessing the power of Google Chrome

Chrome is Google's web browser developed specifically to harness the power of the Google tools. Google Chrome has numerous extensions that can add extra features and functionality to your browser experience. With so many to choose from, which ones are most helpful? No worries! We'll pick out a few that an educator can't live with out!

Presentation Link 1

Presentation Link 2

 


Speakers
avatar for Kay Schmalen

Kay Schmalen

Science/Technology Consultant, AEA 267
Science/Technology Consultant. Google Certified Trainer.  An Iowa native, Middle School ELA and Science Teacher in Canton, SD for 11  email: kschmalen@aea267.k12.ia.usTwitter: schma3


Monday June 17, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Dows 14/15 - Siebens Forum

3:00pm

I am Flubaroo And You Can Too

Using Google Forms and Flubaroo to create and grade assessments.


Speakers
avatar for Lance Lennon

Lance Lennon

District Technology Director, Eagle Grove Community School District
Lance Lennon has been in education for 20 + years, the last 18 have been as a technology director and technology integrationist. He is a Certified Casper Administrator, a DEN Star Educator, and an Authorized Google Education Trainer. His district has been using Google Apps for Education for the past five and a half years. Lance is a Google proponent and all around Google enthusiast.


Monday June 17, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Dows 16 - Siebens Forum

3:00pm

Professional development should be personal development

Professional development should be personal development. Professional Learning Networks allow you to customize your professional development and connect with educators not just around the country, but the world. This session will cover the why's and how's of creating an effective professional learning network.

Come and see how Twitter, blogs, Pinterest, wikis, Ning and an extensive list of other great tools can help you tailor your professional development to be ridiculously relevant and completely convenient. Get connected with educators around the world who have set the groundwork for you. Experience the power of communication and contribute your own professional opinion with experts in your field. Become the link between your classroom and the world – do PD in your PJs.


Speakers
avatar for Dane Barner

Dane Barner

Teacher, Webster City
I am a 5-8 Vocal Music teacher at Webster City Middle School. I am an early adopter, technology integrator, and student voice activist. Please connect with me @mrbarnerwcms and aroundthecornerthinking.com
avatar for Lisa Jorgensen

Lisa Jorgensen

Webster City Middle School Art Instructor, Webster City Community Schools
I'm in my third year teaching at Webster City Middle School and I am constantly trying to find ways to keep students engaged with their creative sides. Using technology in the classroom and engaging students through its' use is a large part of my curriculum and goals. I am both PC and Apple knowledgeable but my preference is Apple. I am very excited to be a part of the TICL experience.


Monday June 17, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Forum 3 - Siebens Forum

3:00pm

Uncommon Learning: Creating a Learning Commons in Your School
A Learning Commons is defined as “a learning ‘space’ that is both physical and virtual - a place to experiment, practice, celebrate, learn, work, and play” (Keechlin, Rosenfeld and Loerttscher). It sounds noisy and messy, doesn’t it? But Christine Sturgeon, MNW Teacher Librarian/Technology Integrationist isn't
worried. She's not a shushing librarian, and learning sometimes is messy. Here, she leads a discussion in creating a Learning Commons environment in your school, at the elementary, middle or high school level, and how MNW School Libraries are being transformed

Session Presentation

Speakers
avatar for Christine Sturgeon

Christine Sturgeon

Teacher Librarian, Manson-Northwest Webster
Christine Sturgeon is a K-12 Teacher Librarian at Manson Northwest Webster Schools in north central Iowa.  Sturgeon serves as Advocacy Chair for the Iowa Association of School Librarians and as secretary for Iowa SLI, Iowa's student voice organization.  With an elementary education degree from UNI and a library science degree from Missouri, Sturgeon is a doctoral student in the Educational Leadership program at Drake University.  Her... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Forum 2 - Siebens Forum
  • Level PreK-4, 5-8, 9-12
  • Targeted Strand Classroom implementation – Teachers, Building Level Leadership
 
Tuesday, June 18
 

9:15am

Discovery, Discussion, and Demonstration

The wealth of free apps and websites can feel a bit overwhelming at times. In this presentation Richard Byrne outlines a framework for choosing and using technology that is appropriate for your classroom. This session provides a framework for technology integration in schools.

Richard's Presentations

Speakers
avatar for Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne

Trouble Maker, Blogger, Owner, Byrne Instructional Media, LLC
Richard is best known for his award winning blog, Free Technology for Teachers which started while teaching high school social studies in Maine. Today, Richard’s writing reaches more than 500,000 educators every month. His favorite thing to do is help teachers develop creative and practical classroom uses of technology. An energetic speaker, Richard has been invited to speak at events all over North America, Europe, Australia, Southeast... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2013 9:15am - 10:15am
Anderson Auditorium
  • Level PreK-4, 5-8, 9-12
  • Targeted Strand Policies and Finances - Administrators, Classroom implementation – Teachers, Building Level Leadership, Technical Management – IT Personnel
  • Tags Beginner-Intermediate-Advanced

10:30am

Bring History to Life through Primary Source Documents
This session will showcase the primary source documents available in the National Archives and the American Memory Collection of the Library of Congress. Participants will learn to navigate these vast websites, why and how to use primary source documents in the classroom, and be shown the analysis tools and other higher-order thinking tools that these organizations have developed for education. A list of other online sources of primary source documents will also be given.

Session Document
Session Presentation

Speakers

Tuesday June 18, 2013 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 10 - Siebens Forum

10:30am

Google Chrome Extensions for Struggling Learners (& a few more downloadable freebies)
This session will be all about using the Google Chrome browser extensions (& a few downloadable freebies) to help struggling readers and writers navigate content online. This session will give you tools to help struggling learners in your classroom make online content accessible to them.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Beyer

Amanda Beyer

Instructional Technology Consultant, Northwest AEA
I work for the Northwest Area Education Agency (NWAEA), as an instructional technology consultant.


Tuesday June 18, 2013 10:30am - 11:20am
Dows 16 - Siebens Forum

10:30am

I am Flubaroo And You Can Too

Using Google Forms and Flubaroo to create and grade assessments.


Speakers
avatar for Lance Lennon

Lance Lennon

District Technology Director, Eagle Grove Community School District
Lance Lennon has been in education for 20 + years, the last 18 have been as a technology director and technology integrationist. He is a Certified Casper Administrator, a DEN Star Educator, and an Authorized Google Education Trainer. His district has been using Google Apps for Education for the past five and a half years. Lance is a Google proponent and all around Google enthusiast.


Tuesday June 18, 2013 10:30am - 11:20am
Forum 2 - Siebens Forum

10:30am

Introduction to GIMP

Introduction to GIMP

No Photoshop. No money. No problem. GIMP (Gnu Image Manipulation Program) is a popular free alternative to Photoshop. GIMP is open source software available to both Mac and Windows users. This presentation will provide its audience with hands on experience creating digital artifacts at a beginners pace. For starters, a crash course in GIMP’s user interface will quickly make navigation comfortable.

Step-by-step walkthrough of 3 entry level projects
1. fast filter technique
2. creative photo edit
3. draw a sphere (the smart way!)

GIMP can be used as a stepping stone to Photoshop in the scope and sequence of one’s curriculum. However, GIMP could very well stand on its on as a tool used in the careers of professional designers, digital painters, photographers, and 3d digital artists. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to download GIMP prior to the presentation.


Speakers
avatar for Torrey Proctor

Torrey Proctor

K-5 STEM, Spencer Community School District
Teaching roughly 1000 students the game changers (3D Printing, Code, Drones, Robotics, etc,.). Experienced in digital sculpting, microcontrollers, video game design, vector Art, raster Art, animation, vfx, and wearables. 10 years of experience teaching Art. Masters in Education Media Design Technology from Full Sail. I'm also on the Boy Scouts of the America's Thundercloud District (IA, NE, SD) council as a STEM curriculum coordinator.


Tuesday June 18, 2013 10:30am - 11:20am
Forum 4 - Siebens Forum
  • Level PreK-4, 5-8, 9-12
  • Targeted Strand Classroom implementation – Teachers, Building Level Leadership
  • Tags Beginner

10:30am

iPads in the Foreign Language Classroom

How effective use of iPads and Web 2.0 tools can enhance student engagement in the foreign language classroom.


Speakers
avatar for Leanne M. Wiemer

Leanne M. Wiemer

Spanish Teacher, York High School
My passion is student learning and engagement and, through the use of iPads, web 2.0 tools and smart phones, I am able to engage my students in their learning and help them to become responsible digital citizens of the twenty-first century.


Tuesday June 18, 2013 10:30am - 11:20am
Dows 14/15 - Siebens Forum

10:30am

Online Teacher Communities: Introducing the Agora

AEA PD Online introduces the Agora, a gathering place for all of Iowa's educators. This virtual collection of educator communities allow Iowa educators to connect, have conversations, share resources, and partake in community-based professional development. This session will demonstrate the Agora, share the experiences of some of the piloting groups, and show you how to get connected.


Speakers
avatar for Evan Abbey

Evan Abbey

Program Director, AEA PD Online
As a collaborative of Iowa's Area Education Agencies, we offer online professional development and services for schools to deliver their own online or blended learning. This includes self-paced trainings and courses for school employees, facilitated courses, online teacher communities, LMS hosting, e-curriculum, and our new Student Personalized Learning System. Come by our booth to see the wide array of options and how they can support your... Read More →
avatar for Rob Brookhart

Rob Brookhart

Instructional Designer, Iowa AEA PD Online
I am an Instructional Designer for AEA PD Online. I also coordinate our AEA PD Online: LIVE! series of videos and webinars. | | When not working, I also enjoy traveling and all things Disney.
DH

Deborah Humpal

Heartland AEA
avatar for Nancy Movall

Nancy Movall

K12 Online Learning Specialist, AEA PD Online
Nancy Movall is currently the K12 Online Learning Specialist at Iowa AEA PD Online, a division of Iowa’s Area Education Agencies. Her work focuses on the benefits of professional development in social learning and social authoring environments, as well as leveraging collaboration and technology to improve the theory and practice of education in the digital age. Nancy is featured in the research work of Bev and Etienne Wenger-Trayner in a... Read More →
avatar for Peggy Steinbronn

Peggy Steinbronn

AEA PD Online | Instructional Designer


Tuesday June 18, 2013 10:30am - 11:20am
Forum 3 - Siebens Forum

10:30am

Rockin' In Our Tech Shoes

An overview of Technology used within a SCI elementary classroom. We are rocking low to high tech adaptations and/or modifications to grade level curriculum. Through the integration of iPads, apps, video, Boardmaker, Google Docs, and much more! Join us to see how we are rockin’ in our tech shoes.


Speakers
avatar for Alyssa Umscheid

Alyssa Umscheid

Special Ed Teacher, Okoboji
TY

Tim Youngdahl

AEA 8, AEA 8
I am a father first. I subscribe to the idea that everyone should be a lifelong learner. I enjoy using technology to work with all students, whether it is a new app on my tablet or an old school LCD projector. I like to keep in mind that the latest and greatest gadget isn't always the best gadget for every student. If you're with me be prepared to walk in your tech shoes!


Tuesday June 18, 2013 10:30am - 11:20am
Hansen 8 - Siebens Forum
  • Level PreK-4
  • Targeted Strand Classroom implementation – Teachers, Building Level Leadership
  • Tags Beginner

10:30am

Rules of Engagement: Using Personal Technologies to Motivate Rather Than Distract
Are personally owned devices - laptops, netbooks, smartphones and tablets - distracting your students? Or are you using them to motivate and engage? Some simple rules can help you make the most of these devices that are increasingly common in the classroom.

Presentation Link 

Speakers
avatar for Doug Johnson

Doug Johnson

Director of Media and Technology, Mankato Area Public Schools
Director of Media and Technology at Mankato Area Public Schools and world wide speaker on information Literacy and author of the Blue Skunk Blog | Doug Johnson has been the Director of Libraries and Technology for the Mankato (MN) Public Schools since 1991 and has served as an adjunct faculty member of Minnesota State University since 1990. His teaching experience has included work in grades K-12 both here and in Saudi Arabia. He is the author... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2013 10:30am - 11:20am
Forum 1 - Siebens Forum

12:00pm

Administrators Lunch - Supporting Technology Integration in your District & Building
Speakers

Tuesday June 18, 2013 12:00pm - 1:50pm
Forum 5 - Siebens Forum
  • Level PreK-4, 5-8, 9-12
  • Targeted Strand Policies and Finances - Administrators, Classroom Implementation - Teachers, Building Level Leadership
  • Tags Beginner-Intermediate-Advanced

1:00pm

Blended Learning in Your Classroom

Research has demonstrated that blended learning, combining the elements of face-to-face learning with online learning, is the most effective of learning environments. This session gives you an overview of what blended learning is with examples of how Iowa teachers are currently blending their classrooms. We will also look at resources available in the state to help you get started.


Speakers
avatar for Evan Abbey

Evan Abbey

Program Director, AEA PD Online
As a collaborative of Iowa's Area Education Agencies, we offer online professional development and services for schools to deliver their own online or blended learning. This includes self-paced trainings and courses for school employees, facilitated courses, online teacher communities, LMS hosting, e-curriculum, and our new Student Personalized Learning System. Come by our booth to see the wide array of options and how they can support your... Read More →
avatar for Rob Brookhart

Rob Brookhart

Instructional Designer, Iowa AEA PD Online
I am an Instructional Designer for AEA PD Online. I also coordinate our AEA PD Online: LIVE! series of videos and webinars. | | When not working, I also enjoy traveling and all things Disney.
DH

Deborah Humpal

Heartland AEA
avatar for Nancy Movall

Nancy Movall

K12 Online Learning Specialist, AEA PD Online
Nancy Movall is currently the K12 Online Learning Specialist at Iowa AEA PD Online, a division of Iowa’s Area Education Agencies. Her work focuses on the benefits of professional development in social learning and social authoring environments, as well as leveraging collaboration and technology to improve the theory and practice of education in the digital age. Nancy is featured in the research work of Bev and Etienne Wenger-Trayner in a... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Forum 2 - Siebens Forum
  • Level PreK-4, 5-8, 9-12
  • Targeted Strand Classroom implementation – Teachers, Building Level Leadership
  • Tags Beginner-Intermediate

1:00pm

Bookshare 101

In this presentation we will explain what Bookshare is, how to get your students signed up, and how to download books.


Speakers
avatar for Pam Ahlrichs

Pam Ahlrichs

Regional Administrator, Prairie Lakes AEA
Universal Design for Learning - Statewide Team Member | Special Education
avatar for Tiffanie Dau

Tiffanie Dau

AT Coordinator, PLAEA
Tiffany Dau has been in education for 13 years. In those 13 years, I have been a: general education teacher, special education teacher, special education consultant, and assistive technology coordinator. I truly believe that using technology as a tool will close the educational gap for students.


Tuesday June 18, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Dows 16 - Siebens Forum
  • Level PreK-4, 5-8, 9-12
  • Targeted Strand Classroom implementation – Teachers, Building Level Leadership
  • Tags Beginner

1:00pm

Differentiated Professional Development

When it comes to integrating technology in the classroom and using various technologies with students, our staff members are at all different levels of expertise. Therefore, our latest EdTech PD became a combination of online resources, work in PLC groups, as well as more traditional PD sessions focused on the various EdTech topics the different teachers wanted to work on. This model allowed differentiation, collaboration, and the chance to change direction even in the middle of the day.

Website


Speakers
avatar for Sarah Freking

Sarah Freking

District Technology Director, Storm Lake CSD
I am passionate about helping teachers integrate technology. I absolutely believe that a new paradigm of teaching and learning is necessary to teach 21st Century students. We owe it to our students to provide them with the greatest source of information available today-the Internet.


Tuesday June 18, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Forum 4 - Siebens Forum

1:00pm

Iowa Public Television: Resources for Iowa's 21st Century Learners

Iowa Public Television: Resources for Iowa's 21st Century Learners

Iowa Public Television and PBS provide thought-provoking resources that support student-centered classrooms, learner differences, civic literacy, global awareness, and other characteristics critical to the 21st century classroom. Online games, Iowa connections, mobile apps, and content-rich websites are available at no cost to Iowa educators.

Join this presentation to learn more about innovative STEM, social studies, and literacy resources for K-12 classroom teachers and students.


Speakers
avatar for Bryan Bauer

Bryan Bauer

Instructional Design & Technology, Iowa Public Television
Iowa Public Television


Tuesday June 18, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Forum 3 - Siebens Forum

1:00pm

iPads in the Foreign Language Classroom

How effective use of iPads and Web 2.0 tools can enhance student engagement in the foreign language classroom.


Speakers
avatar for Leanne M. Wiemer

Leanne M. Wiemer

Spanish Teacher, York High School
My passion is student learning and engagement and, through the use of iPads, web 2.0 tools and smart phones, I am able to engage my students in their learning and help them to become responsible digital citizens of the twenty-first century.


Tuesday June 18, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Dows 14/15 - Siebens Forum

1:00pm

Students Use Video Creation Tools to Demonstrate Learning

This session focuses on using free video creation tools that can be used by students in any subject area to demonstrate their understanding of the content. In this session participants will explore free tools that their students can use to create animated videos, documentary videos, and live action videos. Tools for creating videos on laptops, iPads, and Android devices are included in this session. A brief discussion about copyright, fair use, and Creative Commons licensing is also included in this session.

Richard's Presentations


Speakers
avatar for Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne

Trouble Maker, Blogger, Owner, Byrne Instructional Media, LLC
Richard is best known for his award winning blog, Free Technology for Teachers which started while teaching high school social studies in Maine. Today, Richard’s writing reaches more than 500,000 educators every month. His favorite thing to do is help teachers develop creative and practical classroom uses of technology. An energetic speaker, Richard has been invited to speak at events all over North America, Europe, Australia, Southeast... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Hansen 8 - Siebens Forum
  • Level PreK-4, 5-8, 9-12
  • Targeted Strand Policies and Finances - Administrators, Classroom implementation – Teachers, Building Level Leadership, Technical Management – IT Personnel
  • Tags Beginner-Intermediate-Advanced

1:00pm

The Responsive Classroom
The following tools are designed to allow students to respond and interact in positive ways using their personal technologies: smartphones, tablets, laptop computers - anything that has a browser and an Internet connection. Each tool will be demonstrated and uses will be discussed. Participants will have time to practice creating some of these tools.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Johnson

Doug Johnson

Director of Media and Technology, Mankato Area Public Schools
Director of Media and Technology at Mankato Area Public Schools and world wide speaker on information Literacy and author of the Blue Skunk Blog | Doug Johnson has been the Director of Libraries and Technology for the Mankato (MN) Public Schools since 1991 and has served as an adjunct faculty member of Minnesota State University since 1990. His teaching experience has included work in grades K-12 both here and in Saudi Arabia. He is the author... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Forum 1 - Siebens Forum

1:00pm

Apple Configurator with iPads for K-12 Schools
Looking at or already deploying iPads in your school or on campus?
iPad inspires learning in the classroom. Teachers are changing the way they teach with the iPad.
You ask maybe asking yourself, 'What is the best way to deploy iPads at my school?'
This session will cover how to use Apple Configurator with iPads in a K12 environment, including deployment best practices for both students and staff. In conjunction with Apple Configurator, the Volume Purchase Program for iOS and Apple ID usage will be discussed.

Speakers

Tuesday June 18, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 10 - Siebens Forum
  • Level PreK-4, 5-8, 9-12
  • Targeted Strand Policies and Finances - Administrators, Classroom implementation – Teachers, Building Level Leadership, Technical Management – IT Personnel
  • Tags Beginner-Intermediate-Advanced

1:00pm

Evernote

Learn how to use Evernote as an organizational tool for you and your students. it will be helpful to create an Evernote account before coming to this workshop.  Go to http://www.evernote.com and sign up!  A free account is adequate.  This is a hands-on workshop so please bring your laptop, tablet or smartphone. We will use all three devices during the workshop.


Speakers
avatar for Jeff Sypersma

Jeff Sypersma

Technology Support Supervisor, Northwest AEA
Jeff is the Technology Support Supervisor for Northwest AEA and a Google for Education Trainer. Jeff provides technology support to districts by providing technology audits, deployments, and professional development and training to teachers and central office staff. Jeff is the Executive Director for Iowa Technology and Education Connection (ITEC) ITEC promotes the use of technology in education by demonstrating to its members, other educators... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 125 - Science Center
  • Level PreK-4, 5-8, 9-12
  • Targeted Strand Classroom Implementation - Teachers, Building Level Leadership
  • Presentation Link http://www.evernote.com

1:00pm

Use Atomic Learning for Your District's Professional Development

Atomic Learning is a virtual library of no-cost professional development resources and curriculum materials to help teachers infuse 21st century skills into the classroom.  Access to over 50,000 tutorials provide a resource for teachers to:

  1. Find an answer to a tech questions
  2. Select available trainings and workshops (I.e.:  Keeping Kids Safe Online, Evaluate Available Web Resources)
  3. Implement 21st Century Skills based on ISTE NETS*S-aligned Tech Assessments

This is a hands-on workshop.  Please bring a laptop. 

 


Speakers

Tuesday June 18, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 138 - Science Center

2:00pm

A Cloudy Forecast for Education: Cloud-based Computing in K-12
Discover how teachers and students can benefit by moving to the cloud - when staff and student applications become hosted. The session discusses the implication of hosted computer applications and resources on school budgets, staffing and new possibilities.

Doug's Wikispace

Speakers
avatar for Doug Johnson

Doug Johnson

Director of Media and Technology, Mankato Area Public Schools
Director of Media and Technology at Mankato Area Public Schools and world wide speaker on information Literacy and author of the Blue Skunk Blog | Doug Johnson has been the Director of Libraries and Technology for the Mankato (MN) Public Schools since 1991 and has served as an adjunct faculty member of Minnesota State University since 1990. His teaching experience has included work in grades K-12 both here and in Saudi Arabia. He is the author... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Forum 1 - Siebens Forum

2:00pm

Bookshare 201

This is for teachers who are already using Bookshare, but need further assistance on downloading books.


Speakers
avatar for Pam Ahlrichs

Pam Ahlrichs

Regional Administrator, Prairie Lakes AEA
Universal Design for Learning - Statewide Team Member | Special Education
avatar for Tiffanie Dau

Tiffanie Dau

AT Coordinator, PLAEA
Tiffany Dau has been in education for 13 years. In those 13 years, I have been a: general education teacher, special education teacher, special education consultant, and assistive technology coordinator. I truly believe that using technology as a tool will close the educational gap for students.


Tuesday June 18, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Dows 16 - Siebens Forum
  • Level PreK-4, 5-8, 9-12
  • Targeted Strand Classroom implementation – Teachers, Building Level Leadership
  • Tags Intermediate

2:00pm

Developing a Powerful PLN (Personal Learning Network)

This session is for those teachers who want to expand their professional learning opportunities beyond the traditional in-service days, occasional conference, and graduate course. If you've tried Twitter before, but you "just don't get it," this is the session for you. This workshop is not limited to Twitter. Participants will also be introduced to networks like Classroom 2.0, Educator's PLN, and Google Plus.

Richard's Presentation


Speakers
avatar for Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne

Trouble Maker, Blogger, Owner, Byrne Instructional Media, LLC
Richard is best known for his award winning blog, Free Technology for Teachers which started while teaching high school social studies in Maine. Today, Richard’s writing reaches more than 500,000 educators every month. His favorite thing to do is help teachers develop creative and practical classroom uses of technology. An energetic speaker, Richard has been invited to speak at events all over North America, Europe, Australia, Southeast... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Hansen 8 - Siebens Forum
  • Level PreK-4, 5-8, 9-12
  • Targeted Strand Policies and Finances - Administrators, Classroom implementation – Teachers, Building Level Leadership, Technical Management – IT Personnel
  • Tags Beginner

2:00pm

Iowa Public Television: Resources for Iowa's 21st Century Learners

Iowa Public Television: Resources for Iowa's 21st Century Learners

Iowa Public Television and PBS provide thought-provoking resources that support student-centered classrooms, learner differences, civic literacy, global awareness, and other characteristics critical to the 21st century classroom. Online games, Iowa connections, mobile apps, and content-rich websites are available at no cost to Iowa educators.

Join this presentation to learn more about innovative STEM, social studies, and literacy resources for K-12 classroom teachers and students.


Speakers
avatar for Bryan Bauer

Bryan Bauer

Instructional Design & Technology, Iowa Public Television
Iowa Public Television


Tuesday June 18, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Forum 3 - Siebens Forum

2:00pm

Passwords: The Good, the Bad, and the Broken:

Over the last few years some significant advances in password cracking have been achieved. As technology is moving more to the Cloud are you sure your personal password policies are good enough to protect your digital identity. I will cover what has happened with password cracking, and discuss personal password policies to help ensure your digital identity does not get hijacked.


Speakers
avatar for Scott Fosseen

Scott Fosseen

Network Engineer, PLAEA
Prairie Lakes AEA


Tuesday June 18, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Forum 2 - Siebens Forum
  • Level PreK-4, 5-8, 9-12
  • Targeted Strand Policies and Finances - Administrators, Classroom implementation – Teachers, Building Level Leadership, Technical Management – IT Personnel
  • Tags Beginner-Intermediate-Advanced

2:00pm

The Google Classroom, Implementation Strategies for Google Apps

Fostering engagement, interest, and 21st century skills into the tech integrated classroom using google apps. Getting kids connected with consistency and collaboration.


Speakers
avatar for Aaron Schmidt

Aaron Schmidt

Technology Integration Coordinator, Fort Dodge CSD
I have a lot of ideas about how to better education...talk to me, come to my session, or tweet me @schmiaah.


Tuesday June 18, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Forum 4 - Siebens Forum
  • Level PreK-4, 5-8, 9-12
  • Targeted Strand Classroom implementation – Teachers, Building Level Leadership
  • Tags Intermediate

2:00pm

Using Clarity to get baseline and trend data for your tech integration efforts!
Many of the AEAs in Iowa have purchased a new system, Clarity, that helps schools track the success of their technology integration and implementation efforts. Clarity gives us PHENOMENAL data on classroom technology integration, home and school access, internal technology policies, and other areas. Clarity is free to school districts. Learn more about what it can do for you and your school!

Workshop Resources 

Speakers
avatar for Scott McLeod

Scott McLeod

Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver
Associate Professor. Founding Director, CASTLE. Blogger. Idea generator. Solution builder. Agitator. Catalyst. “If the leaders don’t get it, it’s not going to happen.” | @mcleod


Tuesday June 18, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Dows 14/15 - Siebens Forum

2:00pm

What is Iowa AEA Online?

Iowa AEA Online is a virtual library that provides no-cost access to 13 high-quality, web-based resources for accredited public and non-public PreK-12 schools. Students and staff have access at school and at home. Iowa AEA Online is funded and supported by Iowa’s Area Education Agencies. Participants will learn to access/use the many resources from the Iowa AEA Online Databases and the new AEA Digital Library to integrate digital resources into their lessons.  This is a hands-on workshop.  Please bring a lesson and/or unit for which you want to integrate more technology, and bring a laptop. 

What is Iowa AEA Online Agenda

Iowa AEA Online Resources I Can Use

Iowa AEA Online Overview

 


Speakers

Tuesday June 18, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 127 - Science Center

3:00pm

Another Arrow for your Quiver-Hitting the Target with Free Open Education Resources
Are you looking for learning resources that align to Iowa/Common Core and provide your students with meaningful digital experiences? Open Educational Resources (OER) is a movement in education that promotes the sharing and free access to digital courses and content. Come see what is available to Iowa teachers and students via OER, as well as resources provided through Iowa AEA PD Online/AEA K12 Online.

Don't start from scratch. Learn how to leverage the free digital courses and resources available through Open Educational Resources (OER) and Iowa's own repository of courses and resources.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Movall

Nancy Movall

K12 Online Learning Specialist, AEA PD Online
Nancy Movall is currently the K12 Online Learning Specialist at Iowa AEA PD Online, a division of Iowa’s Area Education Agencies. Her work focuses on the benefits of professional development in social learning and social authoring environments, as well as leveraging collaboration and technology to improve the theory and practice of education in the digital age. Nancy is featured in the research work of Bev and Etienne Wenger-Trayner in a... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Forum 1 - Siebens Forum

3:00pm

Awesome Android Apps for Education

This session provides participants not only with a run down of great free apps for use on phones and tablets, but also some context and examples of how to use these apps in their classrooms and schools.

Richard's Presentions


Speakers
avatar for Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne

Trouble Maker, Blogger, Owner, Byrne Instructional Media, LLC
Richard is best known for his award winning blog, Free Technology for Teachers which started while teaching high school social studies in Maine. Today, Richard’s writing reaches more than 500,000 educators every month. His favorite thing to do is help teachers develop creative and practical classroom uses of technology. An energetic speaker, Richard has been invited to speak at events all over North America, Europe, Australia, Southeast... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Hansen 8 - Siebens Forum
  • Level PreK-4, 5-8, 9-12
  • Targeted Strand Policies and Finances - Administrators, Classroom implementation – Teachers, Building Level Leadership, Technical Management – IT Personnel
  • Tags Beginner-Intermediate-Advanced

3:00pm

Going Google? An Introduction to the GAFE Control Panel
Have you gone Google? Are you thinking about it? This session will give you a look at the Google Apps for Education Control Panel and offer some helpful tips on how to set things up and make things run a little more smoothly. Learn from the successes and failures of others.

Speakers
avatar for Lance Lennon

Lance Lennon

District Technology Director, Eagle Grove Community School District
Lance Lennon has been in education for 20 + years, the last 18 have been as a technology director and technology integrationist. He is a Certified Casper Administrator, a DEN Star Educator, and an Authorized Google Education Trainer. His district has been using Google Apps for Education for the past five and a half years. Lance is a Google proponent and all around Google enthusiast.


Tuesday June 18, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 10 - Siebens Forum
  • Level PreK-4, 5-8, 9-12
  • Targeted Strand Classroom implementation – Teachers, Building Level Leadership

3:00pm

Pinterest - A free online resource
Pinterest is a free online resource that provides links to teachers that include teaching ideas, free lesson ideas, classroom activity resources, blogs, educational links, and news while connecting teachers around the world. Come to this presentation to get the basic understanding of how to use Pinterest to help you in the classroom.  

Speakers
PK

Pennie Klepper

4th Grade Teacher, GT Schools
Integrating technology into the classroom - Learning right along with the students and having a great time!


Tuesday June 18, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Forum 2 - Siebens Forum

3:00pm

Professional development should be personal development

Professional development should be personal development. Professional Learning Networks allow you to customize your professional development and connect with educators not just around the country, but the world. This session will cover the why's and how's of creating an effective professional learning network.

Come and see how Twitter, blogs, Pinterest, wikis, Ning and an extensive list of other great tools can help you tailor your professional development to be ridiculously relevant and completely convenient. Get connected with educators around the world who have set the groundwork for you. Experience the power of communication and contribute your own professional opinion with experts in your field. Become the link between your classroom and the world – do PD in your PJs.


Speakers
avatar for Dane Barner

Dane Barner

Teacher, Webster City
I am a 5-8 Vocal Music teacher at Webster City Middle School. I am an early adopter, technology integrator, and student voice activist. Please connect with me @mrbarnerwcms and aroundthecornerthinking.com
avatar for Lisa Jorgensen

Lisa Jorgensen

Webster City Middle School Art Instructor, Webster City Community Schools
I'm in my third year teaching at Webster City Middle School and I am constantly trying to find ways to keep students engaged with their creative sides. Using technology in the classroom and engaging students through its' use is a large part of my curriculum and goals. I am both PC and Apple knowledgeable but my preference is Apple. I am very excited to be a part of the TICL experience.


Tuesday June 18, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Forum 3 - Siebens Forum

3:00pm

Swap and Shop at Tech Talk!

Come to this session to swap ideas or shop for something new to use in your classroom. If you thought, “I don’t have enough to do a 50 minute presentation, but I have some good ideas!” Then come give a 2, 5, or 10 minute presentation in this session, or just share some of your favorite sites and online tools. Some of the best ideas can come from talking about the technology we are currently using in our classrooms. So come, talk and shop!


Speakers
avatar for Sherry Bielenberg

Sherry Bielenberg

Reading/Composition, Sioux City
Language Arts Support and College Composition Instructor at East High. I have 16 years experience teaching a variety of Language Arts subjects at the middle and high school level. I have five years experience as a community college adjunct professor at NCC and WITCC.


Tuesday June 18, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Forum 4 - Siebens Forum

3:00pm

Uncommon Learning: Creating a Learning Commons in Your School
A Learning Commons is defined as “a learning ‘space’ that is both physical and virtual - a place to experiment, practice, celebrate, learn, work, and play” (Keechlin, Rosenfeld and Loerttscher). It sounds noisy and messy, doesn’t it? But Christine Sturgeon, MNW Teacher Librarian/Technology Integrationist isn't
worried. She's not a shushing librarian, and learning sometimes is messy. Here, she leads a discussion in creating a Learning Commons environment in your school, at the elementary, middle or high school level, and how MNW School Libraries are being transformed.

Session Presentation

Speakers
avatar for Christine Sturgeon

Christine Sturgeon

Teacher Librarian, Manson-Northwest Webster
Christine Sturgeon is a K-12 Teacher Librarian at Manson Northwest Webster Schools in north central Iowa.  Sturgeon serves as Advocacy Chair for the Iowa Association of School Librarians and as secretary for Iowa SLI, Iowa's student voice organization.  With an elementary education degree from UNI and a library science degree from Missouri, Sturgeon is a doctoral student in the Educational Leadership program at Drake University.  Her... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Dows 16 - Siebens Forum

3:00pm

Using Clarity to get baseline and trend data for your tech integration efforts!
Many of the AEAs in Iowa have purchased a new system, Clarity, that helps schools track the success of their technology integration and implementation efforts. Clarity gives us PHENOMENAL data on classroom technology integration, home and school access, internal technology policies, and other areas. Clarity is free to school districts. Learn more about what it can do for you and your school!

Workshop Resources 

Speakers
avatar for Scott McLeod

Scott McLeod

Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver
Associate Professor. Founding Director, CASTLE. Blogger. Idea generator. Solution builder. Agitator. Catalyst. “If the leaders don’t get it, it’s not going to happen.” | @mcleod


Tuesday June 18, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Dows 14/15 - Siebens Forum
 
Wednesday, June 19
 

9:15am

Best of the Web 2013

In this fast-paced presentation Richard Byrne shares his favorite sites and apps from his catalog of more than 7,000 free resources. Everyone who comes to one of these presentations walks away with something new that they can use right away.

Richard's Presentations


Speakers
avatar for Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne

Trouble Maker, Blogger, Owner, Byrne Instructional Media, LLC
Richard is best known for his award winning blog, Free Technology for Teachers which started while teaching high school social studies in Maine. Today, Richard’s writing reaches more than 500,000 educators every month. His favorite thing to do is help teachers develop creative and practical classroom uses of technology. An energetic speaker, Richard has been invited to speak at events all over North America, Europe, Australia, Southeast... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2013 9:15am - 10:15am
Anderson Auditorium

10:30am

Developing the Creativity in Every Learner
How do we define, encourage, use, and assess creativity in our IL/IT lessons and projects? Should the question be "if" a student is creative or "how" a student is creative. And what can we do to be more creative as teachers and librarians? Outline: Why is it imperative we take developing creativity seriously? Concerns about creativity, 10 ways to encourage creativity in every assignment, and four practice lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Johnson

Doug Johnson

Director of Media and Technology, Mankato Area Public Schools
Director of Media and Technology at Mankato Area Public Schools and world wide speaker on information Literacy and author of the Blue Skunk Blog | Doug Johnson has been the Director of Libraries and Technology for the Mankato (MN) Public Schools since 1991 and has served as an adjunct faculty member of Minnesota State University since 1990. His teaching experience has included work in grades K-12 both here and in Saudi Arabia. He is the author... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Anderson Auditorium

11:30am

Lunch - Team Time
Lunch and Team Time

Wednesday June 19, 2013 11:30am - 1:00pm
Siebens Forum

1:00pm

Prize Drawings!
Stay for Prize Drawings.  You must be present to win!

Wednesday June 19, 2013 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Siebens Forum