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Welcome to the Webster City Schools Sched site. Here you will find all the information you need for the Feb. 25th professional development day.

Below you will see the schedule for the day and al lthe sessions that are being offered. Please look through schedule and find sessions that interest you. To add a session to your schedule, simply click the star in front of the session name. When the star turns black that session has been added to your schedule for the day. If you change your mind on a session in your schedule, click the black star. When the star turns white the session has been removed from your schedule. There is a limit to the number of people that can attend each session, please only star the sessions you plan on attedning.

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Monday, February 25
 

7:00am

Pre Event Social

Socialize prior to the days events in the North Lobby with with coffee, juice, water, and muffins.  Hope you can join us.


Monday February 25, 2013 7:00am - 7:50am
North Lobby

8:00am

Opening / Keynote

Welcome and Opening by Mike Sherwood

Speaker, Scott McLeod

Scott will focus on the big shifts that are transforming education: 1) deeper learning work for students on a day-to-day basis; 2) a digital, global information landscape; and the need to facilitate greater student agency and ownership of their own learning.


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
avatar for Mike Sherwood

Mike Sherwood

Superindentent, Webster City Community Schools
avatar for LINDA  WILLIAMS

LINDA  WILLIAMS

Curriculum Director, Webster City


Monday February 25, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
Prem Sahai Auditorium

9:00am

Evernote Pro
Limited Capacity full

This session will be an introduction to Evernote, a versatile note-taking app and much more. You'll learn how to create a note, create a notebook, and how to share a notebook for collaborative editing. You can also see how easy it is to send web pages, emails, etc. directly to Evernote for curation

 

Webster City Schools Staff Only - Please make sure that you have joined the Webster City Schools Evernote group.


Speakers
avatar for Gary Scholtens

Gary Scholtens

Tech Integrationist, Webster City
I'm passionate about - Creating 1:1 classrooms that function correctly; 21st century learning; iPad learning; helping kids and staff utilize technology effectively


Monday February 25, 2013 9:00am - 9:45am
Room 213

9:00am

How to Get the Most out of Pages, Keynote, Numbers
Limited Capacity full

Pages, Keynote, and Numbers (iWork) are foundational apps equivalent to Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Learn the basics, and start using the apps with purpose.


Speakers
avatar for Sarah Lalk

Sarah Lalk

Tech Services Coordinator, Area Education Agency 267
Sarah Lalk works for AEA267 as the Tech Services Coordinator. A large part of her work includes partnering with districts to provide services in the areas of technology integration, tech planning, device management, and 1:1 initiatives. In addition, she assists in facilitating the AEA267 Information Technology Connection and provides tech integration support to internal agency staff.


Monday February 25, 2013 9:00am - 9:45am
Room 115

9:00am

Twitter Basics
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about one of the more widely known social media tools, Twitter. Get to know the no problem! basics of what's what and the how-to's of Twitter...by the end of this session, you'll know how to get going with this great tool.

You must have a Twitter account before attending this session. Twitter limits the number of people that can sign up from one location, so signing up during the sessions will not work.

https://twitter.com and follow the sign up link, it is free


Speakers
avatar for Lisa M Jorgensen

Lisa M Jorgensen

Art Instructor 5-8, Webster City Community Schools
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 February 25, 2013 9:00am - 9:45am
Room 211

9:00am

First Year Experience with 1-1 in Elementary and Secondary Math
Limited Capacity seats available

Mason Kuhn will be discussing his experience with Daily 4 Math as a 6th grade teacher. Jeff Orvis will be discussing his 1-1 experiences as a high school geometry teacher, including the use of Sketchpad Explorer, Socrative, and Notability.

Speakers
MK

Mason Kuhn

Math Department, Waverly-Shell Rock
avatar for Jeff Orvis

Jeff Orvis

Instructional Coach and Tech support, Waverly-Shell Rock School
I am a 25-year veteran in the classroom, teaching everything from 7th grade math to introduction to calculus. I have degrees in math education, computer science, and computer science education. I have taught programming and I have taken on more and more computer support for the W-SR district. The last few years I have been devoting more time to support and less in the classroom. I am also a very active ISEA member.


Monday February 25, 2013 9:00am - 9:45am
Room 204

9:00am

Hippocampus
Limited Capacity seats available

Need content to provide online learning opportunities for your students? Participants in this session will access specific learning objects from NROC (National Repository of Online Courses) in the areas of Science, Math, Social Studies and Psychology. The content covers grades 9-12.


Speakers
DJ

Diane Jackson

Admin of Staff/Support Services, PLAEA


Monday February 25, 2013 9:00am - 9:45am
Room 119

9:00am

Tech in the Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Are you looking for ways to mix things up a bit and increase student engagement in your elementary classroom? Come learn about some simple tech tools that will enrich your curriculum and prepare your students for the 21st century.

http://t.co/REdyuoHA


Speakers
avatar for TAMMY MASSMAN

TAMMY MASSMAN

3rd Grade Teacher, Northeast Hamilton Community Schools


Monday February 25, 2013 9:00am - 9:45am
Room 210

9:00am

iPad 101
Limited Capacity full

Learn everything from the basics of simply turning on your device to being able to take a picture.  You will discover what many basic functions your iPad is capable of as we explore the Settings option. You will dive into the task of looking for, downloading, and managing apps available for your classroom use. By the end of the session, you should be comfortable managing the basic features required for use. Very slow paced with plenty of time for questions and answers.  Please come with any questions you may have that may be addressed during the session.


Speakers
avatar for AYN  EKLUND

AYN  EKLUND

Science Teacher, Webster City
avatar for CODIE  FETTERS

CODIE  FETTERS

Webster City Community Schools


Monday February 25, 2013 9:00am - 9:45am
Room 117

9:00am

iPad 201
Limited Capacity seats available

iPad 201 is a session designed for those that would like to learn about some of the great features the iPad offers (evening for beginners).  We are going to provide a variety of ways to help you become more comfortable with your iPad.  Some of the topics we will cover will be settings, creating folders, deleting apps, create shortcut apps for those favorite websites, bookmarks for Safari (Internet), searching for items on your iPad, and Multitouch Gestures.


Speakers
avatar for Jama Hisler

Jama Hisler

7th Grade Math & Science Educator, Webster City Community Schools
avatar for ERICA  MILLER

ERICA  MILLER

Webster City Community Schools


Monday February 25, 2013 9:00am - 9:45am
Room 111

9:00am

iPad Accessibility
Limited Capacity seats available

Did you know that with the reauthorization of IDEA it is required to offer accessibility features on all tech devices?  Come see what accessibility features the iPad has to offer.


Speakers
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 February 25, 2013 9:00am - 9:45am
Room 208

9:00am

iPad Workflow
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will cover the mechanics of file management with the iPad.  Moving files back and forth between school computers and your iPads and how to open/save those files to maximize compatibility.

Will cover the use of the WEBDAV app - MOST usefull for Webster City Schools Staff


Speakers
avatar for Joe Wakeman

Joe Wakeman

Director of Technology, Nevada Community Schools


Monday February 25, 2013 9:00am - 9:45am
Room 212

9:00am

Getting beyond fear and control
Limited Capacity filling up

We often get in our own way. Our fears, our policies, and our needs for control get in the way of our progress. Participate in an interactive discussion about how we can move past these to create the learning environments that our students need.


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


Monday February 25, 2013 9:00am - 9:45am
Room 114

9:45am

Morning Break
Monday February 25, 2013 9:45am - 10:00am
North Lobby

10:00am

App Overload? Secrets for Searching and Selecting
Limited Capacity full

46 million apps are downloaded from Apple’s App Store every day. Discover tips and tricks for selecting the best apps for your students.

 

Presentation Link: http://tinyurl.com/AppOverload


Speakers
avatar for Sarah Lalk

Sarah Lalk

Tech Services Coordinator, Area Education Agency 267
Sarah Lalk works for AEA267 as the Tech Services Coordinator. A large part of her work includes partnering with districts to provide services in the areas of technology integration, tech planning, device management, and 1:1 initiatives. In addition, she assists in facilitating the AEA267 Information Technology Connection and provides tech integration support to internal agency staff.


Monday February 25, 2013 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 115

10:00am

Pages, Numbers, and Keynote Oh My!
Limited Capacity seats available

Getting started with the Apple apps, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. People will work through getting started with the apps, basic app functionality, and how to move documents around. We will also talk about using existing Word, Excel, PowerPoint documents and some document managament strategies going foward.


Speakers
avatar for Mark Murphy

Mark Murphy

Director of Technology, Webster City Community Schools


Monday February 25, 2013 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 111

10:00am

Pages, Numbers, and Keynote Oh My!
Limited Capacity seats available

Getting started with the Apple apps, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. People will work through getting started with the apps, basic app functionality, and how to move documents around. We will also talk about using existing Word, Excel, PowerPoint documents and some document managament strategies going foward.


Speakers
avatar for Mark Murphy

Mark Murphy

Director of Technology, Webster City Community Schools


Monday February 25, 2013 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 111

10:00am

Atomic Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Can’t keep up with all the changes in software?  Use this resource of over   50,000 clips/tutorials of elements of commercial software, professional development resources and curriculum materials to infuse 21st century skills into your classroom.


Speakers
DJ

Diane Jackson

Admin of Staff/Support Services, PLAEA


Monday February 25, 2013 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 211

10:00am

Creating Digital Assignments
Limited Capacity filling up

How to take those worksheets and posters and turn them into a digitally rich project.  We will focus on how to amp up assignments that lacked student engagement and turn them into a high order blooms taxonomy assignment or project.  We will explore the new revised Blooms Taxonomy and what apps and technology apply to the highest level of blooms taxonomy.


Speakers
avatar for MELISSA  MEMMER

MELISSA  MEMMER

Webster City Community Schools


Monday February 25, 2013 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 210

10:00am

EdTech in the Social Studies Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

A showcase of categorized edtech resources focused around a Social Studies curriculum, but applicable to other coursework as well. Presentation will focus on representative web-based and app-based technology that falls into the categories of Collaboration, Creation, Organization, Student Interaction, and Content/Curriculum as they apply to the classroom. Format will include demonstrations, practice, and extension resources. Featured resources include: StoryKit, Edmodo, Student Cam, American History Time Line, and student examples of work using several different resources.


Speakers
avatar for Leslie Pralle Keehn

Leslie Pralle Keehn

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
@lprallekeehn on Twitter. *Member of the new PLAEA tech integration team *BA in Political Science *MA in Curriculum & Instruction: Technology *Formerly 6-12 Social Studies, 6-8 Computer at Northeast Hamilton *Passionate about blended learning, gamification, literacy across content areas, cross-curricular teaching, creating global connections. *Create Connect Collaborate *Wife, mother of 3


Monday February 25, 2013 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 212

10:00am

Flipped Classrooms
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever wanted to spend more time working with your students?  Do you feel as if you just don’t have enough time to get your students to that higher order thinking in class?  If so than maybe flipping a couple of lessons or your classroom is for you.  This session will guide you through the ideas behind the flipped classroom.  A tutorial of Camtasia will also be given, so that you can begin flipping!


Speakers
avatar for AYN  EKLUND

AYN  EKLUND

Science Teacher, Webster City


Monday February 25, 2013 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 213

10:00am

iPad 201
Limited Capacity full

iPad 201 is a session designed for those that would like to learn about some of the great features the iPad offers (evening for beginners).  We are going to provide a variety of ways to help you become more comfortable with your iPad.  Some of the topics we will cover will be settings, creating folders, deleting apps, create shortcut apps for those favorite websites, bookmarks for Safari (Internet), searching for items on your iPad, and Multitouch Gestures.


Speakers
avatar for Jama Hisler

Jama Hisler

7th Grade Math & Science Educator, Webster City Community Schools
avatar for ERICA  MILLER

ERICA  MILLER

Webster City Community Schools


Monday February 25, 2013 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 117

10:00am

iPad Basics
Limited Capacity full

We will learn basic navigation,  how to download apps, the iTunes Store, how to move apps, create folders, deleting apps,  and all things in between.


Speakers
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 February 25, 2013 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 208

10:00am

iPad Workflow
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will cover the mechanics of file management with the iPad.  Moving files back and forth between school computers and your iPads and how to open/save those files to maximize compatibility.

Will cover the use of the WEBDAV app - MOST usefull for Webster City Schools Staff


Speakers
avatar for Matthew Matteson

Matthew Matteson

IT Staff, Webster City Community Schools


Monday February 25, 2013 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 204

10:00am

Connected Classrooms-Connected Educators-Connected School
Limited Capacity filling up

We will explore and discuss the benefits of connecting learning in your district to other learners. We will start with connecting classrooms by inviting my friend, Kate Gato, to join us via Skype. Kate works with the internationally renowned Taking IT Global initiative. TIG is headquartered in Toronto from where Kate will originate. We will then look at the Connected Educators project by the US Department of Education of which I am honored to be a part. We will discuss what it means to be connected educators and what it can mean to you and your students. Professional Learning Networks have always been important to us. They have new possibilities now. We will look at how connected classrooms and connected educators can create Connected Schools.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Gordon K  Dahlby

Dr. Gordon K Dahlby

Owner, Ed Tech Leadership & Policy Consulting
What matters most is not what the technology is, but what technology does in support of learning.My passions are nurturing talent and talent development through critical conversations and relationships. | @gdahlbyScoop.IT http://www.scoop.it/u/edtechleadersConnected Education: Connectededucators.org | CoSN: http://cosn.org ISTE: http://iste.org | Educational Technology Leadership and Policy Consultant to advise districts and administrators... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2013 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 119

10:00am

Powerful technology, powerful students
Limited Capacity full

The media focuses too much on students' negative uses of technology without recognizing the powerful and positive uses that also are occurring. This session will feature examples of youth who are doing amazing things with technology. Get some great ideas for your students and leave inspired!


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


Monday February 25, 2013 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 114

10:50am

Selecting Apps
Limited Capacity full

Gain a better understanding of what apps to look for and where – learn where to find applications for free that would normally cost you.  After a brief overview of tools and resources on finding the best applications for your classroom – learn what applcations have been found to tie directly back to Bloom’s Taxonomy and the higher rigor that Webster City Community Schools focuses on.


Speakers
avatar for Lisa M Jorgensen

Lisa M Jorgensen

Art Instructor 5-8, Webster City Community Schools
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 February 25, 2013 10:50am - 11:25am
Room 210

10:50am

First Year Experience with 1-1 in Elementary and Secondary Math
Limited Capacity seats available

Mason Kuhn will be discussing his experience with Daily 4 Math as a 6th grade teacher. Jeff Orvis will be discussing his 1-1 experiences as a high school geometry teacher, including the use of Sketchpad Explorer, Socrative, and Notability.

Speakers
MK

Mason Kuhn

Math Department, Waverly-Shell Rock
avatar for Jeff Orvis

Jeff Orvis

Instructional Coach and Tech support, Waverly-Shell Rock School
I am a 25-year veteran in the classroom, teaching everything from 7th grade math to introduction to calculus. I have degrees in math education, computer science, and computer science education. I have taught programming and I have taken on more and more computer support for the W-SR district. The last few years I have been devoting more time to support and less in the classroom. I am also a very active ISEA member.


Monday February 25, 2013 10:50am - 11:25am
Room 204

10:50am

Gamification in the Classroom: aka Getting Kids to do Homework for Fun
Limited Capacity full

Wikipedia defines “Gamification” as “the use of game mechanics and game design techniques in non-game contexts.” Apps like 4Square do this - you get points and earn badges and “mayorships” - and do this to compete against your friends. Session will address identifying appropriate content, organization, gaming, best practices, successes & struggles. Featured applications and resources will include Google Sites, Google Docs, HippoCampus, and more. Participants will be provided with access to  and examples of gamification examples in multiple settings including professional development, a secondary classroom, and a special education environment.


Speakers
avatar for Leslie Pralle Keehn

Leslie Pralle Keehn

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
@lprallekeehn on Twitter. *Member of the new PLAEA tech integration team *BA in Political Science *MA in Curriculum & Instruction: Technology *Formerly 6-12 Social Studies, 6-8 Computer at Northeast Hamilton *Passionate about blended learning, gamification, literacy across content areas, cross-curricular teaching, creating global connections. *Create Connect Collaborate *Wife, mother of 3


Monday February 25, 2013 10:50am - 11:25am
Room 212

10:50am

iPad Accessibility
Limited Capacity seats available

Did you know that with the reauthorization of IDEA it is required to offer accessibility features on all tech devices?  Come see what accessibility features the iPad has to offer.


Speakers
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 February 25, 2013 10:50am - 11:25am
Room 208

10:50am

iPad Phd
Limited Capacity filling up

If you feel  you have a good grasp on technology skills and want to delve deeper into managing your iPad then this session will help you earn your iPad Phd!  Lots of quick typing skills, copy, paste and cut tips, Apple TV, multi-task bar, making folders and more.  


Speakers
avatar for MELISSA  MEMMER

MELISSA  MEMMER

Webster City Community Schools


Monday February 25, 2013 10:50am - 11:25am
Room 117

10:50am

A Vision for a NETS District
Limited Capacity seats available

I have been privileged to have a thirty year relationship with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), the largest technology in education association in the world. A signature trio of education technology standards for students, teachers and administrators were developed in the 90's and updated in the last five years. We will review the NETS (National Educational Technology Standards) for Students and Teachers by focusing in on the similarities and how they scale. We will then look at the standards for administrators and discuss how all three sets of standards can be used to make your 1:1 initiative as successful as possible.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Gordon K  Dahlby

Dr. Gordon K Dahlby

Owner, Ed Tech Leadership & Policy Consulting
What matters most is not what the technology is, but what technology does in support of learning.My passions are nurturing talent and talent development through critical conversations and relationships. | @gdahlbyScoop.IT http://www.scoop.it/u/edtechleadersConnected Education: Connectededucators.org | CoSN: http://cosn.org ISTE: http://iste.org | Educational Technology Leadership and Policy Consultant to advise districts and administrators... Read More →


Monday February 25, 2013 10:50am - 11:25am
Room 119

10:50am

AEA Digital Library
Limited Capacity seats available

Monday February 25, 2013 10:50am - 11:25am
Room 211

10:50am

Establishing an Environment of Creativity
Limited Capacity full

The ability to create is the feature that makes the iPad so powerful in education. This session will take a look at some of the best tools for creating on an iPad and showcase what students of all ages are creating to demonstrate their learning.

 

Presentation Link  


Speakers
avatar for Sarah Lalk

Sarah Lalk

Tech Services Coordinator, Area Education Agency 267
Sarah Lalk works for AEA267 as the Tech Services Coordinator. A large part of her work includes partnering with districts to provide services in the areas of technology integration, tech planning, device management, and 1:1 initiatives. In addition, she assists in facilitating the AEA267 Information Technology Connection and provides tech integration support to internal agency staff.


Monday February 25, 2013 10:50am - 11:25am
Room 115

10:50am

Evaluating tech integration in our classrooms
Limited Capacity full

Students and teachers are using technology for learning and teaching, but how do we know if it's any good or not? This session will feature multiple video examples that will give participants the opportunity to assess and discuss low- and high-level technology integration.


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


Monday February 25, 2013 10:50am - 11:25am
Room 114

10:50am

PD with Twitter
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn how Twitter can help with your PLN. Hey, learn what a PLN is! Pick up some basic Twitter lingo; learn how to use hashtags to shorten your searches, and find people to follow. See an app that allows you to coordinate hashtags searches, simplifying reading.

You must have a Twitter account before attending this session. Twitter limits the number of people that can sign up from one location, so signing up during the sessions will not work.

https://twitter.com and follow the sign up link, it is free


Speakers
avatar for Gary Scholtens

Gary Scholtens

Tech Integrationist, Webster City
I'm passionate about - Creating 1:1 classrooms that function correctly; 21st century learning; iPad learning; helping kids and staff utilize technology effectively


Monday February 25, 2013 10:50am - 11:25am
Room 213

11:30am

Lunch

Lunch is on your own. There are several restaurants in town. Service times can vary greatly. Make sure you have time to travel and eat in the time provided.

Chuong Garden    528 Second Street    832-6288

Dairy Queen    1403 Superior St.    832-2051

Godfather’s    817 Second Street    832-3625

Grand Shanghai Buffet    2311 Superior Street    832-5171

Grid Iron Grill & Sports Lounge    1121 E. Second Street    832-2255

HyVee    823 Second Street    832-3117

Leon’s    643 Second Street    832-2215

Lomitas Mexican Restaurant    500 Second Street    832-2803

Lunchbox Market    609 Second Street    832-1678

McDonald’s Restaurant    400 Fairmeadow Drive    832-4243

Mornin Glory    719 Des Moines Street    832-1897

Pizza Hut    2403 Superior Street    832-2552

Second Street Emporium    615 Second Street    832-3463

Subway    720 Superior Street    832-5332

Whoop-Ti-Doos & La-Ti Daas    626 Second Street    832-3663

Highview Harvest House    2177 Stage Coach Rd. (located @ 4 miles west of Webster City)          832-2241

 


Monday February 25, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
On Your Own

12:30pm

Evernote Pro
Limited Capacity full

This session will be an introduction to Evernote, a versatile note-taking app and much more. You'll learn how to create a note, create a notebook, and how to share a notebook for collaborative editing. You can also see how easy it is to send web pages, emails, etc. directly to Evernote for curation

 

Webster City Schools Staff Only - Please make sure that you have joined the Webster City Schools Evernote group.


Speakers
avatar for Gary Scholtens

Gary Scholtens

Tech Integrationist, Webster City
I'm passionate about - Creating 1:1 classrooms that function correctly; 21st century learning; iPad learning; helping kids and staff utilize technology effectively


Monday February 25, 2013 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Room 213

12:30pm

iJam: Learning how you can use Garage Band, iPhoto and iMovie in the classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Do you want to know how to engage students who are visual learners? Do you want to provide a new way for your creative students to prove their learning? Garage Band, iPhoto and iMovie are your ticket to unleashing the creative side of your students. In this session you will learn how to create powerful audio/visual presentations that are as easy as tapping and dragging. Learn how use a combination of audio, video and picture files to easily create a product that will have you say goodbye to boring presentations. Come join us and bring your imagination.


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


Monday February 25, 2013 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Room 212

12:30pm

Pages, Numbers, and Keynote Oh My!
Limited Capacity seats available

Getting started with the Apple apps, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. People will work through getting started with the apps, basic app functionality, and how to move documents around. We will also talk about using existing Word, Excel, PowerPoint documents and some document managament strategies going foward.


Speakers
avatar for Mark Murphy

Mark Murphy

Director of Technology, Webster City Community Schools


Monday February 25, 2013 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Room 204

12:30pm

Won’t You Be Our NEIBOR? eBooks at Kendall Young Library
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn the process of checking out eBooks from Kendall Young Library and NEIBORS. With a collection of over 4,000 eBooks and more being added every month, you can choose from a wide variety of titles (including children’s and YA books) in eBook and eAudio format. Bring your library card to the session, if you have one.  If time allows, we will demonstrate the Zinio downloadable magazine program as well.

Before the session please sign up an Adobe ID at Adobe ID

also download the Overdrive Media Console App


Monday February 25, 2013 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Room 114

12:30pm

Formative Assessments with the iPad
Limited Capacity filling up

What are some great ways to assess student learning in real time?  We will explore several options for formative assessment including Poll Everywhere, Socrative, Google forms and more.  Formative assessment should be guiding your instruction and this session will give you multiple ways to collect real time data.

 

Please download both the Socrative Teacher and Student apps before this session


Speakers
avatar for MELISSA  MEMMER

MELISSA  MEMMER

Webster City Community Schools


Monday February 25, 2013 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Room 210

12:30pm

iPods in the Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

If a second grader can do it, so can you!

See how second graders have spent the past year using their iPod Touches to reinforce their curriculum. Lots of apps and classroom applications that can be put to use tomorrow.


Speakers
avatar for Dawn  Scholtens

Dawn  Scholtens

Second Grade Teacher, Webster City Community Schools


Monday February 25, 2013 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Room 208

12:30pm

Transparent Teaching: Showcasing Successful Tech Use
Limited Capacity filling up

What can you expect to see when the technology fades into the background and learning takes center stage? This session will showcase technology-rich classrooms and products you can expect to see when everyone has access to a mobile device.

Presentation Link: http://tinyurl.com/TransparentTeaching


Speakers
avatar for Sarah Lalk

Sarah Lalk

Tech Services Coordinator, Area Education Agency 267
Sarah Lalk works for AEA267 as the Tech Services Coordinator. A large part of her work includes partnering with districts to provide services in the areas of technology integration, tech planning, device management, and 1:1 initiatives. In addition, she assists in facilitating the AEA267 Information Technology Connection and provides tech integration support to internal agency staff.


Monday February 25, 2013 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Room 115

12:30pm

iPad 101
Limited Capacity full

Learn everything from the basics of simply turning on your device to being able to take a picture.  You will discover what many basic functions your iPad is capable of as we explore the Settings option. You will dive into the task of looking for, downloading, and managing apps available for your classroom use. By the end of the session, you should be comfortable managing the basic features required for use. Very slow paced with plenty of time for questions and answers.  Please come with any questions you may have that may be addressed during the session.


Speakers
avatar for AYN  EKLUND

AYN  EKLUND

Science Teacher, Webster City
avatar for CODIE  FETTERS

CODIE  FETTERS

Webster City Community Schools


Monday February 25, 2013 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Room 117

12:30pm

iPad 201
Limited Capacity filling up

iPad 201 is a session designed for those that would like to learn about some of the great features the iPad offers (evening for beginners).  We are going to provide a variety of ways to help you become more comfortable with your iPad.  Some of the topics we will cover will be settings, creating folders, deleting apps, create shortcut apps for those favorite websites, bookmarks for Safari (Internet), searching for items on your iPad, and Multitouch Gestures.


Speakers
avatar for Jama Hisler

Jama Hisler

7th Grade Math & Science Educator, Webster City Community Schools
avatar for ERICA  MILLER

ERICA  MILLER

Webster City Community Schools


Monday February 25, 2013 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Room 119

12:30pm

Media Center Resources
Limited Capacity seats available

An overview and tutorial exploring Iowa AEA Online resources available to staff and students of Webster City Schools. These are free, AEA provided reliable databases for use on various projects, research, etc. Everything from learning to use specific technology to exploring global cultures, online video clips and full-length video relating to all curriculum areas and much, much more!! In our rapidly changing, technology-oriented culture staff and students must learn to access and use these essential resources for both school and personal use.

Geared more towards High School


Speakers
avatar for Sandra Ausenhus

Sandra Ausenhus

Library Media Specialist, Webster City
avatar for KATHRYN  HOUCK

KATHRYN  HOUCK

Webster City Community Schools


Monday February 25, 2013 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Room 211

1:20pm

iJam: Learning how you can use Garage Band, iPhoto and iMovie in the classroom 2
Limited Capacity filling up

Do you want to know how to engage students who are visual learners? Do you want to provide a new way for your creative students to prove their learning? Garage Band, iPhoto and iMovie are your ticket to unleashing the creative side of your students. In this session you will learn how to create powerful audio/visual presentations that are as easy as tapping and dragging. Learn how use a combination of audio, video and picture files to easily create a product that will have you say goodbye to boring presentations. Come join us and bring your imagination.


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


Monday February 25, 2013 1:20pm - 2:05pm
Room 115

1:20pm

Selecting Apps
Limited Capacity full

Gain a better understanding of what apps to look for and where – learn where to find applications for free that would normally cost you.  After a brief overview of tools and resources on finding the best applications for your classroom – learn what applcations have been found to tie directly back to Bloom’s Taxonomy and the higher rigor that Webster City Community Schools focuses on.


Speakers
avatar for Lisa M Jorgensen

Lisa M Jorgensen

Art Instructor 5-8, Webster City Community Schools
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 February 25, 2013 1:20pm - 2:05pm
Room 211

1:20pm

iPods in the Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

If a second grader can do it, so can you!

See how second graders have spent the past year using their iPod Touches to reinforce their curriculum. Lots of apps and classroom applications that can be put to use tomorrow.


Speakers
avatar for Dawn  Scholtens

Dawn  Scholtens

Second Grade Teacher, Webster City Community Schools


Monday February 25, 2013 1:20pm - 2:05pm
Room 208

1:20pm

Moodle (Lynx Online)
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will be an introduction Moodle (Lynx OnLine).  Moodle allows you to customize your online learning environment – the best way to have a digital classroom.  We will show you the various tools that Moodle has to offer for you and or your students, including how to push material out, creating quizzes and forums just to name a few.  No experience with Moodle is necessary. 


Speakers
avatar for AYN  EKLUND

AYN  EKLUND

Science Teacher, Webster City


Monday February 25, 2013 1:20pm - 2:05pm
Room 213

1:20pm

iPad PhD
Limited Capacity filling up

If you feel  you have a good grasp on technology skills and want to delve deeper into managing your iPad then this session will help you earn your iPad Phd!  Lots of quick typing skills, copy, paste and cut tips, Apple TV, multi-task bar, making folders and more.


Speakers
avatar for MELISSA  MEMMER

MELISSA  MEMMER

Webster City Community Schools


Monday February 25, 2013 1:20pm - 2:05pm
Room 117

1:20pm

iPad Workflow
Limited Capacity full

This session will cover the mechanics of file management with the iPad.  Moving files back and forth between school computers and your iPads and how to open/save those files to maximize compatibility.

Will cover the use of the WEBDAV app - MOST usefull for Webster City Schools Staff


Speakers
avatar for Matthew Matteson

Matthew Matteson

IT Staff, Webster City Community Schools
avatar for Joe Wakeman

Joe Wakeman

Director of Technology, Nevada Community Schools


Monday February 25, 2013 1:20pm - 2:05pm
Room 212

1:20pm

Day to Day with iPads

A panel discussion and Q&A session on what you can expect from iPads in the classroom on a day to day bases. Each panelist has a range of experice dealing with devices and students. Have  a concern or question about some of the things you can expect to happen in your classroom? The panelist will try their best to answer it.  


Moderators
avatar for Mark Murphy

Mark Murphy

Director of Technology, Webster City Community Schools

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Pralle Keehn

Leslie Pralle Keehn

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
@lprallekeehn on Twitter. *Member of the new PLAEA tech integration team *BA in Political Science *MA in Curriculum & Instruction: Technology *Formerly 6-12 Social Studies, 6-8 Computer at Northeast Hamilton *Passionate about blended learning, gamification, literacy across content areas, cross-curricular teaching, creating global connections. *Create Connect Collaborate *Wife, mother of 3
avatar for Sarah Lalk

Sarah Lalk

Tech Services Coordinator, Area Education Agency 267
Sarah Lalk works for AEA267 as the Tech Services Coordinator. A large part of her work includes partnering with districts to provide services in the areas of technology integration, tech planning, device management, and 1:1 initiatives. In addition, she assists in facilitating the AEA267 Information Technology Connection and provides tech integration support to internal agency staff.
avatar for CODIE  FETTERS

CODIE  FETTERS

Webster City Community Schools


Monday February 25, 2013 1:20pm - 2:05pm
Prem Sahai Auditorium

1:20pm

Media Center Resources
Limited Capacity seats available

An overview and tutorial exploring Iowa AEA Online resources available to staff and students of Webster City Schools. These are free, AEA provided reliable databases for use on various projects, research, etc. Everything from learning to use specific technology to exploring global cultures, online video clips and full-length video relating to all curriculum areas and much, much more!! In our rapidly changing, technology-oriented culture staff and students must learn to access and use these essential resources for both school and personal use.

Geared more towards middle school and elementary


Speakers
avatar for Sandra Ausenhus

Sandra Ausenhus

Library Media Specialist, Webster City
avatar for KATHRYN  HOUCK

KATHRYN  HOUCK

Webster City Community Schools


Monday February 25, 2013 1:20pm - 2:05pm
Room 210

1:20pm

Powerful technology, powerful students
Limited Capacity full

The media focuses too much on students' negative uses of technology without recognizing the powerful and positive uses that also are occurring. This session will feature examples of youth who are doing amazing things with technology. Get some great ideas for your students and leave inspired!


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


Monday February 25, 2013 1:20pm - 2:05pm
Room 114

1:20pm

Technology Integration Matrix
Limited Capacity seats available

How do you evaluate the level of technology integration in your classroom? See models of how you can integrate technology in a meaningful way.

Please bring a lesson that you have integrated with technology.


Speakers
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.
DJ

Diane Jackson

Admin of Staff/Support Services, PLAEA


Monday February 25, 2013 1:20pm - 2:05pm
Room 119

2:05pm

Afternoon Break
Monday February 25, 2013 2:05pm - 2:20pm
North Lobby

2:20pm

Won’t You Be Our NEIBOR? eBooks at Kendall Young Library
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn the process of checking out eBooks from Kendall Young Library and NEIBORS. With a collection of over 4,000 eBooks and more being added every month, you can choose from a wide variety of titles (including children’s and YA books) in eBook and eAudio format. Bring your library card to the session, if you have one.  If time allows, we will demonstrate the Zinio downloadable magazine program as well.

Before the session please sign up an Adobe ID at Adobe ID

also download the Overdrive Media Console App


Monday February 25, 2013 2:20pm - 3:05pm
Room 114

2:20pm

EdTech in the Social Studies Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

A showcase of categorized edtech resources focused around a Social Studies curriculum, but applicable to other coursework as well. Presentation will focus on representative web-based and app-based technology that falls into the categories of Collaboration, Creation, Organization, Student Interaction, and Content/Curriculum as they apply to the classroom. Format will include demonstrations, practice, and extension resources. Featured resources include: StoryKit, Edmodo, Student Cam, American History Time Line, and student examples of work using several different resources.


Speakers
avatar for Leslie Pralle Keehn

Leslie Pralle Keehn

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
@lprallekeehn on Twitter. *Member of the new PLAEA tech integration team *BA in Political Science *MA in Curriculum & Instruction: Technology *Formerly 6-12 Social Studies, 6-8 Computer at Northeast Hamilton *Passionate about blended learning, gamification, literacy across content areas, cross-curricular teaching, creating global connections. *Create Connect Collaborate *Wife, mother of 3


Monday February 25, 2013 2:20pm - 3:05pm
Room 212

2:20pm

Tech in the Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Are you looking for ways to mix things up a bit and increase student engagement in your elementary classroom? Come learn about some simple tech tools that will enrich your curriculum and prepare your students for the 21st century.

http://t.co/REdyuoHA


Speakers
avatar for TAMMY MASSMAN

TAMMY MASSMAN

3rd Grade Teacher, Northeast Hamilton Community Schools


Monday February 25, 2013 2:20pm - 3:05pm
Room 210

2:20pm

Technology Integration in the Exploratory Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Using successful lesson examples as guidance, learn how it’s as “easy as 1..2…3” to integrate technology into the fine arts curriculum. Whether it’s as little as adding one activity in which students become engaged with technology or updating an entire unit so that it focuses on how technology plays a role in the arts, this session will provide examples of how simple integration can be.  Open up your integration possibilities with online learning and collaboration - - learn about tools and applications that can be instantly added into your curriculum, even if they weren’t originally designed for use in the arts.


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 M Jorgensen

Lisa M Jorgensen

Art Instructor 5-8, Webster City Community Schools
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 February 25, 2013 2:20pm - 3:05pm
Room 213

2:20pm

iPad Workflow
Limited Capacity full

This session will cover the mechanics of file management with the iPad.  Moving files back and forth between school computers and your iPads and how to open/save those files to maximize compatibility.

Will cover the use of the WEBDAV app - MOST usefull for Webster City Schools Staff


Speakers
avatar for Matthew Matteson

Matthew Matteson

IT Staff, Webster City Community Schools


Monday February 25, 2013 2:20pm - 3:05pm
Room 211

2:20pm

Getting beyond fear and control
Limited Capacity full

We often get in our own way. Our fears, our policies, and our needs for control get in the way of our progress. Participate in an interactive discussion about how we can move past these to create the learning environments that our students need.


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


Monday February 25, 2013 2:20pm - 3:05pm
Room 115

2:20pm

Q & A From the WC Pilot Programs

A question and answer panel discussion about the iPad and iPod pilot projects in the Webster City District. The teachers in each level will be available to talk about what has happened in their classrooms or courses over the last semester.


Moderators
avatar for Mark Murphy

Mark Murphy

Director of Technology, Webster City Community Schools

Speakers
avatar for Jama Hisler

Jama Hisler

7th Grade Math & Science Educator, Webster City Community Schools
avatar for AYN  EKLUND

AYN  EKLUND

Science Teacher, Webster City
avatar for CODIE  FETTERS

CODIE  FETTERS

Webster City Community Schools
avatar for MELISSA  MEMMER

MELISSA  MEMMER

Webster City Community Schools
avatar for ERICA  MILLER

ERICA  MILLER

Webster City Community Schools
avatar for Dawn  Scholtens

Dawn  Scholtens

Second Grade Teacher, Webster City Community Schools


Monday February 25, 2013 2:20pm - 3:05pm
Prem Sahai Auditorium

2:20pm

Technology Integration Matrix
Limited Capacity seats available

How do you evaluate the level of technology integration in your classroom? See models of how you can integrate technology in a meaningful way.

Please bring a lesson that you have integrated with technology.


Speakers
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.
DJ

Diane Jackson

Admin of Staff/Support Services, PLAEA


Monday February 25, 2013 2:20pm - 3:05pm
Room 119

3:10pm

Closing Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Mike Sherwood

Mike Sherwood

Superindentent, Webster City Community Schools
avatar for LINDA  WILLIAMS

LINDA  WILLIAMS

Curriculum Director, Webster City


Monday February 25, 2013 3:10pm - 3:45pm
Prem Sahai Auditorium