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PRE-PAID Half Day [clear filter]
Saturday, January 24

9:30am CST

AM1-Understanding SAMR and Moving Above the Line

Dive into SAMR by learning about Dr. Ruben Puentedura’s model and the 4 types of technology integration. Practice identifying learning tasks at each level by participating in a SAMR lesson sort. Finally, brainstorm ways you could move your teaching above the line.

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Shannon Soger

iDirector, District office
Passionate educator Shannon Soger taught 4th grade and pioneered 1:1 in Berwyn South School District 100. The Apple Distinguished Program offers 4,000 K-8 students 24/7 access to an iPad or MacBook. As an Instructional Coach, Shannon traveled to 8 buildings working with teacher leaders... Read More →

Saturday January 24, 2015 9:30am - 12:30pm CST
Room 245

9:30am CST

AM2 -Creating a Learning Ecosystem featuring Google Apps for Education

Learning all of the Google Apps is great, but putting it all together and establishing routine is a massive undertaking that is often left out in most, if not all, EdTech sessions that I have attended. This session focuses on creating a established routine using Google Sites as the main hub for running all of the Google Apps Suite. The audience will leave knowing how to create a central location (Google Sites) for disseminating their Google Apps workflow. Combining Google Drive, Calendar, Google Group and other Sites features will essentially lead teachers to create a semi learning management system.

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Mike Berago

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Google Education Trainer, Fenton High School District 100

Saturday January 24, 2015 9:30am - 12:30pm CST
Room 242

9:30am CST

AM3 - When in Chrome!

In this session teachers will explore common educational Google Apps such as Google Chrome, Google Drive, and Google + to become better aware of and learn 21st Century communication and collaboration skills crucial in the modern day educational environment. Participants will engage in direct and collaborative instruction with opportunities to produce educational material within these applications.

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Eric Hansen

Director of Technology and Communications, Diamond Lake School District 76 #D76Diamonds
Director of Technology who has served for several years as classroom teacher, technology facilitator, and Google for Education trainer. Professionally experience in educational technology training, conference presenting, technology management, educational leadership, infusing technology... Read More →

Saturday January 24, 2015 9:30am - 12:30pm CST
Room 244

9:30am CST

AM4 - Google Drive - A Beginner's License

This class will explore Google Drive and how it can be used with students and colleagues.
We start with an overview of Google Drive, and get some "hands-on" experience with docs, spreadsheets, forms, and presentations.

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Barbara Ungar

Library/Media Teacher, Central Elementary School
Barbara Ungar, NBCT is a Library Media Teacher at Central Elementary School in Wilmette, IL. Barbara is a regional trainer in IIM (Independent Investigation Method of Research), a Google Apps Trainer, and a frequent presenter at local and state conferences. Her article, "Revising... Read More →

Saturday January 24, 2015 9:30am - 12:30pm CST
Room 243

1:30pm CST

PM1 -Engage Students with Google Drive - Keynote Workshop

This workshop will explore ways in which students can maximize using Google Drive for school projects and also tie into the different levels of SAMR discussed during the keynote of the conference. We will look at sharing files between students/staff, classroom activities/projects that lend themselves to using Google Drive and third party apps you can use with Drive to "Drive Further!" Note: This workshop is geared at working on a laptop or Chromebook and is not ideal for a tablet.

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Chad Kafka

Technology Integration Specialist, Franklin Public Schools
Chad Kafka works as a district Technology Integration Specialist for Franklin Public Schools in Wisconsin where he collaborates with teachers to enhance students' learning. Chad enjoys presenting and networking with educators at the state and national level. Chad has presented for... Read More →

Saturday January 24, 2015 1:30pm - 4:30pm CST
Room 242