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Monday, February 16
 

8:00am

Registration
Welcome to the 2015 Little Apple Tech Fest! USD 383 teachers, please sign in on the My Learning Plan sheets.

Monday February 16, 2015 8:00am - 8:30am
Lobby MHSW

8:30am

Opening Keynote - Show What You Know With Media
Feature Keynote

Speakers


Monday February 16, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Rezac Auditorium MHSW

9:30am

Break
Monday February 16, 2015 9:30am - 9:45am
MHSW MHSW

9:45am

500,000 Apps in 60 Minutes
Limited Capacity full

A wise man once said, "Give a teacher an app, and she's got a day's lesson; Teach her how to find the right apps, and she'll have lessons for a lifetime!" With the ever-growing App Store and the many '10 Best Apps' articles that bombard us daily, there must be a good way to wrangle exactly what we need. This session will explore strategies, resources, suggestions, and best practices for finding "the right app" for the objective at hand. Other topics to be discussed will be app smashing, SAMR model considerations, and knowing when to simply leave technology out of the lesson altogether.

Speakers

Monday February 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
Rezac Auditorium MHSW

9:45am

Apple TV in the Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will be in the format of a discussion, and will be an opportunity to explore how the Apple TV is being used by teachers and students across the country and around the world. Please come with your questions and ready to share how you are using the Apple TV in your classroom.

Speakers

Monday February 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
D-117 MHSW

9:45am

Compass Learning - Building Trainers Only
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is reserved for building trainers to strategize, consult data and plan.


Monday February 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
E-130 MHSW

9:45am

Cytek Services Feature Presentation - Smart Boards
Limited Capacity seats available

Workshop Session with Hands-on Learning from USD 383 Vendors

Speakers

Monday February 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
E-108 MHSW

9:45am

Discovery Education - Fostering Critical Thinking with Project-Based Learning and Discovery Education
Limited Capacity full

Project-based learning (PBL) is a systematic teaching method that engages students in learning knowledge and skills through an extended inquiry process structured around complex, authentic questions and carefully designed products and tasks. Participants will learn about strategies and resources within Discovery Education to help facilitate critical thinking and authentic projects. 


Monday February 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
B-110 MHSW

9:45am

Lightspeed Feature Presentation - Sound and Sharing Solutions
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever wished you could be in two places at once? We know every teacher experiences this on a daily basis.  Join us to experience how using Flexcat technology can meet this need.  Two classroom teachers will share how using Flexcat helps maximize class time, promotes collaboration and critical thinking, and increases teacher accessibility and feedback.


Monday February 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
B-102 MHSW

9:45am

An Overview on Outlook
Limited Capacity filling up

More than just checking email.  Stay organized and be more productive with Outlook.  This session will focus on the other options and features available with Outlook.  (Meeting invitations, Out of office Replies, Creating Categories, etc.) Prerequisite:  Microsoft Outlook


Monday February 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
E-151 MHSW

9:45am

Capture Creativity with iMovie and Green Screen
Limited Capacity seats available

Motivate your students by using iPads, iMovie, and Green Screen by Do Ink. They will have fun while they learn and create using 21st century skills.  Come learn from our missteps and experiences. Green Screen by Do Ink is a paid app.  Price $2.99. 


Monday February 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
Little Theater MHSW

9:45am

Double Robots in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

One of the goals of the STEM grant is to introduce students and teachers to cutting edge technology. Technology that is making national news and making appearances in TV shows and commercials is the Double Robot. There are two Double Robots in the STEM program and this session will give participants a chance to operate the Double Robot. Time will be given for discussion and collaboration on how to utilize this powerful technology in your classroom. Participants will need to download the free Double Robotics app from the app store.


Monday February 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
A-106 MHSW

9:45am

iPad Bootcamp
Limited Capacity full

iPads can be an intimidating thing, even though they are tiny. If this is the case for you, come to iPad Bootcamp! We’ll cover topics for the novice on up, and answer all kinds of questions regarding best practices when it comes to iPad use. This will be a very “learner centered” where participation is encouraged and welcomed. Note: the title may say bootcamp, but no pushups or other calisthenics will be involved.


Monday February 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
Library - B 101 MHSW

9:45am

Online Curriculum…How Does That Work?
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you curious about the online curriculum used by Manhattan Virtual Academy?  Come explore your content area in our online curriculum to see how the high-tech and dynamic courses bring lessons to life, captivates students’ attention and engages them in their learning.  You’ll have an opportunity to visit with MVA teachers, see how data is used to drive instruction, and experience how they enhance the curriculum including live vClass sessions (live, interactive online classrooms). (Grades 7-12)


Monday February 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
E-141 MHSW

9:45am

Pinterest for the Classroom
Limited Capacity full

How do others teach sight words, organize virtual field trips, make their classrooms pretty, or reach hard to teach students?  Pinterest has ideas and inspiration for ALL content areas and topics! QUICKLY find ideas from educators around the world and start implementing them TOMORROW! This is an introductory Pinterest class for those new to Pinterest. Participants need to download the free Pinterest app and create a free account before attending the session.


Monday February 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
E-116 MHSW

9:45am

Quizlet - Flashcards, Tests and Study Activities
Limited Capacity full

Do you want a portable and interactive way for students to learn vocabulary? Come and find out all the features that Quizlet has to offer! Quizlet has a variety of study tools that can be accessed on any device. It also can be a fun and competitive way for students to master vocabulary. Please download Quizlet on your iPad or mobile device before attending the session.


Monday February 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
E-111 MHSW

9:45am

Sensors and Probes in Project-Based Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Probes and sensors can be used beyond the science classroom to encompass projects in multiple content areas like physical education and music. In this hands-on workshop, you will explore sensor technology that empowers students to easily collect and analyze data. Try out photo gates, motion detectors, temperature probes and force sensors. If you don’t have ideas on how to integrate these digital tools, suggestions will be provided, plus the STEM team will provide our assistance in your classroom.


Monday February 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
A-116 MHSW

9:45am

Stories on the Go
Limited Capacity full

See the latest in Digital Storytelling and Publishing along with the classic storytelling components to allow students to write and create content. You'll see examples and find multiple resources to try with students of all ages. In this session, learn ways you can CREATE  and find course materials using iTunes U, iBooks, Book Creator, Educreations, iBooks Author and more.  There are lots of options, you have to choose the right one for your classroom.  This session will be packed with ideas to get you started.


Monday February 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
D-114 MHSW

9:45am

The ABCs of Project-Based Learning
Limited Capacity full

Dig into ideas, research and integration of PBL into your classroom of any level. Brainstorm ways to build standards-based projects and performance tasks into your lessons to engage students.


Monday February 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
D-118 MHSW

10:30am

Break and Snacks with the Vendors
Take some time to visit the vendors to find new ideas. Sample healthy snacks provided by Hyvee.

Monday February 16, 2015 10:30am - 11:00am
MHSW MHSW

11:00am

Creating Multimedia eBooks
Limited Capacity seats available

Enhanced eBooks on iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches can include audio, video, and interactive animations in addition to digital text, images and links. In this session we’ll view examples of different multimedia eBooks created by both professional authors as well as students. We’ll learn how to use the iPad app “Book Creator” to create and share enhanced/multimedia eBooks using DropBox for free cloud storage/distribution. We’ll also explore how to use “Creative Book Builder” to create multi-platform eBooks with reflowable text, and how to create printed versions of your books using the print-on-demand service Lulu.com. http://wfryer.me/ebooks

Speakers

Monday February 16, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
Rezac Auditorium MHSW

11:00am

Technology in Education: To use, or not to use, 'when' is the question
Limited Capacity full

Technology in schools is ubiquitous. But just because it is, does not mean it is being used in appropriate ways nor does it mean it is not being left out when it should be. Given a thumbtack and cork board, most would agree that using one's thumb is the better tool, over a hammer or computer. This presentation will give insight as to why technology should be transparent and never the means to an end. It will highlight its best uses and demonstrate examples of when it should be put aside or when it should be included so we use our best tool, our human brain, to problem solve creatively, communicate, collaborate, and think critically.

Speakers

Monday February 16, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
Little Theater MHSW

11:00am

Cytek Services Feature Presentation - Smart Boards
Limited Capacity seats available

Workshop Session with Hands-on Learning from USD 383 Vendors

Speakers

Monday February 16, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
E-108 MHSW

11:00am

Deploying and Managing iOS 8 in Education
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will be in the format of a discussion and will be an oppurtunity for you to come with your questions about deployment and management of iOS 8 devices. 

Speakers

Monday February 16, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
D-117 MHSW

11:00am

Discovery Education - Fostering Critical Thinking with Project-Based Learning and Discovery Education
Limited Capacity full

Project-based learning (PBL) is a systematic teaching method that engages students in learning knowledge and skills through an extended inquiry process structured around complex, authentic questions and carefully designed products and tasks. Participants will learn about strategies and resources within Discovery Education to help facilitate critical thinking and authentic projects. 


Monday February 16, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
B-110 MHSW

11:00am

Leveraging MAP Test Learning Paths in Compass Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

Students with regular Compass Learning usage show 187% more growth on the MAP test!  Make the most of custom learning paths for every student that target individual areas for growth.  Learn to set each student on the right course, use data to intervene at key moments, and move students on to the next proficiency level when appropriate.  


Monday February 16, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
E-130 MHSW

11:00am

Authentic Learning and Assessment with iPads
Limited Capacity full

Traditional book learning no longer fully engages our students. Traditional assessments no longer fully assess our new standards. Come and see how you can use new technology to fully meet your students' learning styles and accurately assess them based on our new standards.


Monday February 16, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
E-111 MHSW

11:00am

Digital PBL with STEM
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you dream of a FREE website that integrates STEM activities and careers? We will share a science website that allows students to explore real and virtual environments. These tools are embedded in a tutorial environment to structure the learning and provide student assessment. The site prepares students for STEM careers by engaging them in exciting, inquiry-based science projects with models and sensors. Especially for science teachers in grades 3 -12, it would be helpful if you create a log in at this link a day ahead of our session. http://itsi.portal.concord.org/


Monday February 16, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
B-102 MHSW

11:00am

Digital Playground
Limited Capacity full

Overwhelmed? Yeah, we understand. Take a break in our Digital Playground to try out new ideas, apps, Apple TV and more.


Monday February 16, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
Library - B 101 MHSW

11:00am

DIY Student Publishing
Limited Capacity seats available

Find some safe tools for allowing Student to Publish on the web to share ideas and build writing into lessons. Publishing pushes students to produce their very best and showcase talents and future career skills.


Monday February 16, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
D-114 MHSW

11:00am

Edmodo for Beginners
Limited Capacity full

Do you want every student in your classroom to have a voice, but still can't motivate the quiet child to speak up? I've got a great solution for you! Edmodo is a learning management system that will ensure every voice is heard. Edmodo also helps you facilitate small groups in a differentiated paperless format. Join me to learn how to set up and deploy Edmodo in your classroom.

Speakers

Monday February 16, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
E-116 MHSW

11:00am

Getting Kids 'Appy' In The Early Learning Classroom
Limited Capacity full

We will take a look at how putting iPads in the hands of children fits into best practice and how "appy"' you and they will be with the results. You and your colleagues will have the opportunity to look at and create large group and small group lessons that incorporate iPads and are aligned to Kansas Early Learning Standards and KCCS.


Monday February 16, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
A-116 MHSW

11:00am

iMovie & Garage Band in the Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Using Garage Band and iMovie in the classroom to create, assess & enhance learning. Projects can be adapted to any content area. Attendees should have garage band and iMovie.


Monday February 16, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
D-118 MHSW

11:00am

Kahoot! Interactive Student Response and Quiz Site
Limited Capacity full

Kahoot! is an interactive quiz application that can be used in any level classroom with any device that connects to the internet. Kahoot! is very engaging; students of all ages love it! Come learn about Kahoot! and have time to create a “quiz” that you can use in your classroom immediately.


Monday February 16, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
E-141 MHSW

11:00am

One Size Does Not Fit All
Limited Capacity full

It is not a tool that differentiates, but rather how the teacher decides to use the tools that is differentiation.  This session will show you tools you can utilize within your educational environment to differentiate and empower all learners to showcase their strengths. Apps: Knovio, Tellagami, Book Creator, Educreations, ScreenChomp


Monday February 16, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
A-106 MHSW

11:00am

Twitter: 140 Characters of Pure Awesome
Limited Capacity filling up

Teachers across the world are collaborating and sharing ideas all in 140 characters or less! Twitter is a great resource for educators, and if you haven’t tapped into it yet, you should! Come learn how to navigate Twitter and how to maximize it for your personal and professional growth. If you already have an account, learn tips and tricks to get the most out of Twitter and get some great ideas for your classroom. Requirements: Twitter account (free to set up), and Twitter App installed on a device, or bookmarked in a browser


Monday February 16, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
E-151 MHSW

11:45am

Lunch
Monday February 16, 2015 11:45am - 1:00pm
Commons Area MHSW

1:00pm

Engaging STEM Lesson Ideas
Limited Capacity full

Engineering design challenges can provide simple yet challenging ways to engage students in problem solving, collaboration, and other STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skill development activities. Learn about different design challenges which require minimal or inexpensive supplies readily obtained at a local grocery store. Explore strategies and tips for successfully facilitating STEM lesson activities, in which students are self-directed in seeking different approaches and solutions to design challenges. stem.wesfryer.com

Speakers

Monday February 16, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
D-118 MHSW

1:00pm

Speed Date your iPad
Limited Capacity full

Come "speed date" your iPad with seasoned iPad educators! Every 10 minutes, you will rotate through one of several different stations and learn about new apps used to accomplish a lesson, project, or goal. Come away with lots of lesson ideas, tons of apps, and infinite possibilities across all grade levels and disciplines.

Speakers

Monday February 16, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Rezac Auditorium MHSW

1:00pm

Leveraging MAP Test Learning Paths in Compass Learning (repeat)
Limited Capacity seats available

Students with regular Compass Learning usage show 187% more growth on the MAP test!  Make the most of custom learning paths for every student that target individual areas for growth.  Learn to set each student on the right course, use data to intervene at key moments, and move students on to the next proficiency level when appropriate.  


Monday February 16, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
E-130 MHSW

1:00pm

Research Sets in HGSS with DBQs and Primary Sources
Limited Capacity seats available

KSDE HGSS Feature Presentation to focus on research sets and document-based questions and primary sources with technology tools.


Monday February 16, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
D-117 MHSW

1:00pm

Techbook Features
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore digital transformation with Discovery Education.  See what is new with a robust library of multimodal digital content, search features, and our brand new student engagement site.  You will also get the opportunity to see our techbooks and Common Core overlay.  Discovery can be the driver you are looking for in facilitating the use of 1 to 1 devices.


Monday February 16, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
B-110 MHSW

1:00pm

Bar Models on iPads
Limited Capacity seats available

Confused by Math in Focus bar model drawing?  Thinking Blocks IPad apps can help!  Appropriate for grades 2-6 as well as remedial middle school math, the app settings may be customized to assign specific types of story problems and maximum values within problems in the areas of addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, ratios and proportions.  Attendees MUST have downloaded the following FREE Thinking Blocks apps from ITunes onto their iPad prior to this session: 1)Thinking Blocks Addition and Subtraction,  2) Thinking Blocks Multiplication and Division, 3)Thinking Blocks Fractions, and 4) Thinking Blocks Ratios/Proportions.   If you don’t have an iPad you may still participate (network willing) by using your laptop and the website Math Playground. 


Monday February 16, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
E-116 MHSW

1:00pm

Career Education and Technology
Limited Capacity filling up

Career Education is an excellent way to teach students career education is when each student is able to create his/her personalized career profile. ACT Career Profile creates a personalized, career profile for each student which offers access to information about 6,000 different careers. ACT Profile develops personalized insights and extends the insights to help students understand the educational path needed for each career. The iON Future explores the careers that make your everyday life possible. Explore these careers and find the careers that best match your students’ interests. Labtop computers are needed. Internet Sites: ACT Career Profile: https://www.actprofile.org and iON Future:  http://www.ionfuture.org


Monday February 16, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
E-108 MHSW

1:00pm

Classroom Blogging
Limited Capacity full

Blogging: Where writing and the internet meet!  This session will cover creating a classroom blog, getting students involved in blogging, and discovering the countless resources available with current blogs. During this session participants will get to create their own blog using Blogger, participate in a role-play to see how to incorporate students in blogging, and leave with examples of grade-level blogs they can use for inspiration and resources. Laptops are helpful but iPads will work as well.


Monday February 16, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
E-151 MHSW

1:00pm

Digital Playground
Limited Capacity full

Overwhelmed? Yeah, we understand. Take a break in our Digital Playground to try out new ideas, apps, Apple TV and more.


Monday February 16, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Library - B 101 MHSW

1:00pm

Google Drive and Paperless Classrooms
Limited Capacity full

The 21st Century learner are hard wired for technology.  Learn applications for iPad and laptops to make your classroom paperless.  Saves money, eliminates many excuses, and supports healthy backs and shoulder.  More importantly it motivates students with online collaborations, as well as easy access of classroom materials.  Subjects include: Edmoto, google drive, kids blog, Educreations, itsi, and more.  Come join the New Generation on Learning!


Monday February 16, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
E-111 MHSW

1:00pm

Lego NXT Robots
Limited Capacity seats available

A highly engaging way to incorporate content standards into your classroom is to have students complete activities using Lego NXT Robots. The USD 383 STEM team has a set of Robots and will come to your 5th – 8th grade classroom and lead your class through a lesson. If you would like to check out the Robots and compete in a Maze Challenge, this is the session for you. Participants will build and program a Robot vehicle to navigate the Maze. Participants should have a QR Code app to access the building plans.


Monday February 16, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
A-116 MHSW

1:00pm

Reaching Students in Poverty
Limited Capacity full

In this session, discover strategies to engage students and build resilience through technology. Sometimes, processing skills and other missing skills can be built up with technology tools. Look at promoting social skills, confidence and growth with students from all backgrounds.


Monday February 16, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
A-106 MHSW

1:00pm

Scratch and Computer Programming
Limited Capacity seats available

See a demo and try a Scratch curriculum developed at KSU to train teachers and students (http://people.cis.ksu.edu/~nhb7817/scratch_curriculum.html). This introduces programming as a tool for supporting subject areas like music, language arts, and mathematics.  


Monday February 16, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Little Theater MHSW

1:00pm

SPED Data Apps
Limited Capacity full

Attendees will learn  new ways to integrate technology and assessment, and find new ways to track data and communicate with students and families.  Come away with information you can implement in your classroom right away!


Monday February 16, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
B-102 MHSW

1:00pm

Tech Assessment Tools
Limited Capacity full

Take some time to explore digital assessment tools - both summative and formative - to gather real-time data on student learning and growth.


Monday February 16, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
D-114 MHSW

1:00pm

Technology to Enhance Learning Beyond Classroom Walls
Limited Capacity full

Create a unique learning environment for students by deploying Zoom in your classroom.  This session will demonstrate how this free tool can open the door to unique lessons and collaborations by connecting with staff at Sunset Zoo.  We’ll get a unique look at science in action at Sunset Zoo without leaving the High School, and hear how Sunset Zoo is using Zoom.


Monday February 16, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
E-141 MHSW

1:00pm

Title and ELA Collaboration Time
Limited Capacity seats available

FOR TITLE and K-6 ELA TEACHERS - Join a formal discussion to share insights on current projects, curriculum review, intervention analysis, data tools and family engagement.

Speakers

Monday February 16, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Commons Area MHSW

1:45pm

Break
Monday February 16, 2015 1:45pm - 2:00pm
MHSW MHSW

2:00pm

Visual Notetaking Deepens Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

Visual notetaking is a process of representing ideas non-linguistically. (That’s a fancy of way of saying, “drawing pictures.”) Visual notetaking can include concept mapping, but also more artistic ways of visually capturing and representing ideas. On the simpler side of the visual notetaking continuum, visual notes can be used to create narrated art. On the complex end of the spectrum, some visual notetaking applications support the creation of whiteboard animation videos which include audio narration synchronized to screencasts of drawings. Visual or graphic facilitation can be used at meetings to summarize presentations and guide discussions. Whether simple or complex, visual notes can be used to more deeply process information as well as communicate it to others with images. Come join us as we explore and practice visual notetaking. http://wfryer.me/vnotes

Speakers

Monday February 16, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Rezac Auditorium MHSW

2:00pm

Discovery Education - Fostering Critical Thinking with Project-Based Learning and Discovery Education
Limited Capacity full

Project-based learning (PBL) is a systematic teaching method that engages students in learning knowledge and skills through an extended inquiry process structured around complex, authentic questions and carefully designed products and tasks. Participants will learn about strategies and resources within Discovery Education to help facilitate critical thinking and authentic projects. 


Monday February 16, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
B-110 MHSW

2:00pm

Leveraging MAP Test Learning Paths in Compass Learning (repeat)
Limited Capacity seats available

Students with regular Compass Learning usage show 187% more growth on the MAP test!  Make the most of custom learning paths for every student that target individual areas for growth.  Learn to set each student on the right course, use data to intervene at key moments, and move students on to the next proficiency level when appropriate.  


Monday February 16, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
E-130 MHSW

2:00pm

Q&A on the MDPT - Multidisciplinary Performance Task
Limited Capacity seats available

KSDE HGSS Feature Presentation on the Multidisciplinary Performance Task. Get the latest information straight from the source. Get all of your questions answered.


Monday February 16, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
D-117 MHSW

2:00pm

Admin Walkthrough Tool
Limited Capacity seats available

FOR ADMINISTRORS - Review of how to access the Walkthrough Tool and the different reports that are available. This is a time to answer questions and assist with technical problems. This is also a time to gather feedback on the application for future development. Prerequisite:  iPad


Monday February 16, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
A-106 MHSW

2:00pm

App Smashing with Padlet and Pic Collage
Limited Capacity full

Are you interested in learning how students can combine the power of Padlet and Pic Collage to create and share digital work? The workflow of sharing digital content is a big challenge in a classroom. Come and see how Padlet can be used to share any project such as Pic Collage and iMovie that can be stored in the camera roll. Padlet can also be used as a blog where students can collaborate in a teacher monitored environment. Padlet is web based so participants will need to create a free account. Pic Collage is a free app from the App store.


Monday February 16, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
A-116 MHSW

2:00pm

Character Education in a Digital World
Limited Capacity full

How do we guide kids to think critically, have moral sensitivity, and make ethical decisions in digital spaces? How do we help them think not only of themselves, but the impact of their actions in the digital world on others?  Principles of character education intersect strongly with digital citizenship education. So what can we draw from the established field of character education that teachers can use to develop a strong digital moral compass in kids?

Speakers

Monday February 16, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
E-151 MHSW

2:00pm

Classrooms Without Borders: Designing Virtual Field Trips
Limited Capacity full

In an era of budget cuts, it can be difficult to secure funds to take students on an educational field trip.  The solution?  Virtual field trips.  Attendees will learn how to design successful virtual field trips, including the integration of KCCRS and the best digital tools to engage students.  Participants should bring a laptop or iPad to this session for an opportunity to explore virtual field trips to use in their own classroom.


Monday February 16, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
D-118 MHSW

2:00pm

Digital Playground
Limited Capacity full

Overwhelmed? Yeah, we understand. Take a break in our Digital Playground to try out new ideas, apps, Apple TV and more.


Monday February 16, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Library - B 101 MHSW

2:00pm

Improve Performance in Sports and the Classroom with Hudl
Limited Capacity full

Video for a team, club, classroom, or other school organization can be a tool to advance the learning and comprehension of any instruction.  Viewing the video and having it be accessible to all members is the most important factor to take advantage of the video filmed.  Hudl is an app which can be used to help make this experience a more fluid process for any coach, sponsor, or teacher which in turn can increase the development of your group. If you are serious about having this for your group, please email me. Download the Hudl app, which is free to your iPad and bookmark hudl.com on your laptop.  Please bring both your iPad and laptop to the presentation


Monday February 16, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
E-116 MHSW

2:00pm

Math Collaboration Time
Limited Capacity filling up

FOR 6-9 MATH TEACHERS - Join a formal discussion to share insights on how USD 383 can plan for transitions in the elementary, middle school and high school bands.


Monday February 16, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Commons Area MHSW

2:00pm

PBL w/ Science & Math Integration
Limited Capacity seats available

Adding technology into science and math can help make teaching and data collecting easier, while engaging students.  Attendees will complete a sample inquiry-based science lesson on soybeans using technology.  (Google Docs/Drive, QR Code Generating, Digital Microscope, Macro lens) They will also explore the Riley County GIS website to see how it can be integrated into math instruction.  Technology needed for this session includes: iPad or laptop. Apps: QR code reader.


Monday February 16, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Little Theater MHSW

2:00pm

Real-world Programming Examples of PBL
Limited Capacity seats available

See a photosynthesis modeling lesson and training program using Blockly (which runs on iPads) to get new ideas on additional content areas to put programming into PBL.


Monday February 16, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
E-108 MHSW

2:00pm

Resources for Struggling Readers
Limited Capacity full

This workshop is targeted towards elementary teachers who want to more effectively use technology to help struggling readers. We will discuss ways to motivate and inspire these students through several resources learned about at the 2014 International Reading Association conference. We will also focus on the use of several highly rated websites and apps to inform your instruction and to engage students in learning reading strategies and skills. Before attending, please bookmark the following websites: www.theglobalreadaloud.com, http://lairdlearning.weebly.com/blog, readwritethink.org, readingrockets.org, readinga-z.org, edhelper.org. And download the following apps: Learn with Homer, Starfall, Chicktionary, and MadLibs.


Monday February 16, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
E-111 MHSW

2:00pm

Science Collaboration Time
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FOR 6-9 SCIENCE TEACHERS - Join a formal discussion to share insights on how USD 383 will break down the bands of middle school content (6-8) from the new KCCRS standards.


Monday February 16, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
E-141 MHSW

2:00pm

Turn Hmm? Into Ahh! In Math
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Exploring how students reason through math and assist them in applying strategies that will help them with mental math techniques. Participants will complete one section of the online Math Reasoning Inventory (geared more for 5th-8th graders). The information is valuable for teachers to be aware of what THEY know in order to help their students with mental math strategies and mathematical reasoning practices. **Don’t worry, you won’t have to share your results!** This will be used to jump start our discussion, then follow thru with various online and app based activities and games in stations. You will need an iPad or computer that can access the internet (we will also have a few paper versions for anyone missing technology). We will primarily be using the  Math Reasoning Inventory www.mathreasoninginventory.com, so please bookmark this website. You do not need to create an account ahead of time. Link to documents: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BwduC_m3svHnZm11bXFwMzlnalE&usp=sharing


Monday February 16, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
B-102 MHSW

2:00pm

What's New? What's Cool?
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See the latest in an end-of-the-day whirlwind of new and cool apps to support gamification, learning stations, content creation and project-based learning.


Monday February 16, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
D-114 MHSW

2:45pm

Break
Monday February 16, 2015 2:45pm - 3:00pm
MHSW MHSW

3:00pm

Closing Keynote - Share!
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Speakers


Monday February 16, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Rezac Auditorium MHSW