Loading…
This event has ended. View the official site or create your own event → Check it out
This event has ended. Create your own
It takes a village to support digital learners.
View analytic

Log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Thursday, June 15
 

8:00am

Registration
Thursday June 15, 2017 8:00am - 8:30am
Gym

8:30am

Breakfast with the Keynote: Ken Shelton- The Power of Voice in the Digital Age
Speakers
avatar for Ken Shelton

Ken Shelton

Global Keynote Specialist, EdTechTeam
Ken currently holds an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology as well as New Media Design and Production. As a part of his active involvement within the Educational Technology community, Ken is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Teac... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Gym

9:45am

Code Name: Engaged Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

Computer science is emerging in state and national elementary standards. Most of us have never been trained on how to code, let alone teach it to our students. Thanks to a growing number of resources introducing it to our students (k-8) has become manageable.

Speakers
avatar for J.J. Boylan

J.J. Boylan

Administrator, School Town of Highland
"I have been geeking out about technology since the 5th grade when my friends and I started learning about and writing BASIC on our Commodore 64s. Technology is the path to a brighter future. Giving students the opportunity to create that future has always been the mission. I am... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:35am
W111

9:45am

Creating a Culture of Digital Citizenship in Your School
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

We will take a look at the opportunities and challenges your students face living and learning in an interconnected digital world. We will discuss specific steps you can take to overcome the challenges and capitalize on the opportunities. And since teaching digital citizenship is most effective when it's a community-based effort, we’ll look at ways you can support parents in guiding their children’s use of technology. Participants will be introduced to the ISTE Standards on Digital Citizenship, the Indiana K-8 standards addressing Impact and Culture, and the Common Sense Education Curriculum to support this work.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Green

Michelle Green

eLearning Development Specialist, Indiana Department of Education
Google Certified Innovator. Coordinator for Hoosier Student Digital Leaders. Moderator of GEG Indiana, a G+ Community for GAFE users, and the #INeLearn Twitter Chat. Common Sense Certified Educator.


Thursday June 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:35am
N108

9:45am

Scratching the Assessment Itch
Limited Capacity filling up

Tired of the giving the same old math assessments? Looking for ways to assess math standards differently? Want your students to enjoy taking a test? Come learn about Scratch/Scratch Jr. and how to create math assessments using these two programs. This session will start with a general overview of these two coding programs and end with how to create activities that directly assess math standards in a new and different way. Bring an iPad/Chromebook/Laptop with Scratch or Scratch Jr. installed and your math standards to start creating your own assessments!

Speakers
avatar for Jillian Gudenschwager

Jillian Gudenschwager

STEM Teacher, Valparaiso Community Schools
I just completed my first year as the STEM teacher at Flint Lake Elementary School. For years I taught 2nd and 3rd grade dreaming of the day when I could teach something that would engage all my students at the same time. How lucky that STEM has been that for my students this y... Read More →
avatar for Natalie Thorgren

Natalie Thorgren

Elementary STEM Teacher, Valparaiso Community Schools
This is my first year as an elementary STEM teacher, I previously taught 1st and 2nd grade for 17 years at Northview Elementary in Valparaiso. I believe in technology as a tool to facilitate innovative learning. I've recently been doing a lot of learning about Growth Mindset and... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:35am
W109

9:45am

Seesaw: Documenting the Ups and Downs of Student Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you looking for a new, quick way to assess your students' knowledge? What about ways to share that learning with parents? Seesaw may be your answer. In this session, we will explore the Seesaw website/app. Seesaw: The Learning Journal is a digital portfolio that allows students to independently document their knowledge for an authentic, yet safe audience by posting work in any one of many formats: videos, pictures, links, notes, or drawings. We will explore the basics of Seesaw, ways to use Seesaw for ongoing assessment in different subject areas as well as how to use Seesaw to celebrate and encourage students' best work. If time allows, attendees will have the opportunity to join a class as a student and create their own post so that they can get a better idea of how valuable Seesaw can be in the classroom. You will be joining my Seesaw Class so please downlowad the Seesaw app ahead of time if you are using a tablet or smartphone.

Speakers
avatar for Kelley Jones

Kelley Jones

teacher/tech coach, Valparaiso Community Schools
I am so excited to talk with you about Seesaw and how it transformed my classroom. The students love using Seesaw to document their learning and share it with each other as well as their parents through drawing, writing, and recording their ideas. I have been teaching 3rd-6th gr... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:35am
W112

9:45am

The Power of Social Media in Our Schools
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

An innovative educator's role today is to share and model learning for all stakeholders. The first step is to embrace social media as an essential tool to communicate, celebrate, and collaborate in our schools. Through Twitter, we can communicate important events, as well as celebrate learning. In addition, educators can build a PLN to collaborate and learn any time. This session will provide various examples of how to use Twitter and and other social media platforms in the school setting, as well as tools such as Tweetdeck and Buffer to manage this SM presence to save time and maximize its effectiveness with all stakeholders.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Heavin

Amy Heavin

Principal, MSD of Steuben County
Amy Heavin is the principal at Ryan Park Elementary School, MSD of Steuben County in Angola, IN. She has been a school administrator since 2010, and taught middle school English for 8 years prior. Passionate about curriculum and instruction, she pursues learning opportunities to... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:35am
N119

9:45am

To the Universe...and Beyond!
Limited Capacity seats available

Come in and be impressed with Benchmark Universe technology built specifically for literacy! You can organize, customize, and personalize all eBook leveled texts! Customizing your eBooks assist in differentiating for small groups and / or individual instruction. Students, as well, can actively engage with the texts by highlighting, underlining, and annotation in each assigned leveled text! Benchmark's digital eBooks support the key shifts in the Standards by assisting with regular practice with complex texts and their academic language AND offer activities to strengthen text evidence in reading/writing from both literary and informational texts.

Speakers
avatar for Sue Hoffman

Sue Hoffman

Vendor, Benchmark Universe
Teaching in the classroom for over 35 years helps me to relate to teachers I work with across the country. I understand all of the current expectations that educators need to confirm AND practice while creating a positive learning environment. There is no room for complacency an... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:35am
N117

9:45am

Use All the Functions and Abilities of a Chromebook
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

We all know that computer programs/apps and extensions are capable of assisting our students in amazing ways.  The thing we want to know is which ones!  We will learn how to create a Hyperdoc to help students progress logically through a lesson.  We will look at some of the most versatile apps available for middle to secondary students.  We will explore how to get the computer to support reading, writing and even classroom management!  Get technology on your side!

Speakers
avatar for Sandi Mahl

Sandi Mahl

PATINS Specialist, PATINS Project
Sandi Mahl is a PATINS Specialist from Columbus, Indiana. She has a background of 21 years in public schools. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Science Education and Master's Degree in Special Education from Indiana University. Sandi's experience helps her to excel in problem solv... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:35am
E111

9:45am

Remember the Village People
Limited Capacity seats available

Involving and informing your village stakeholders is challenging when you implement new initiatives like 1:1 and quality technology integration strategies. Let’s talk about community involvement, consistent messaging, ideas for communication, digital citizens, and resources. Join this discussion, and be ready to share, what your school has done to connect with all of your Village People!

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Moore

Kelly Moore

Instructional Technology Coach, Hamilton Southeastern Schools
Kelly Moore has served as an Instructional Technology Coach for Hamilton Southeastern Schools in Fishers, Indiana, for the past four years. Prior to that, she spent 15 years as an 8th grade mathematics and Algebra teacher. Kelly served as a 1:1 pilot teacher, helping to lead visi... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:35am
E110

9:45am

Social Media for Parents
Limited Capacity seats available

https://goo.gl/pPw77s

PARENTS---this will be a great session for you!
In our social media presentation we will be discussing the ins and outs of the most popular social media applications for students.  We will address how to monitor usage and update privacy settings, how to teach our children about the dangers of some social media applications, as well as discuss the impact of what they share online.



Speakers
avatar for Jolene Bogacki

Jolene Bogacki

Educational Technology Trainer, Lake Central School Corp
As a trainer, I strive to inspire teachers to foster student creativity, collaboration, and communication, to model ethical use of digital information, and to promote the sharing of effective use of digital tools. I also hope to empower students to create, collaborate, and commu... Read More →
BH

Beth Hamacher

Educational Technology Trainer, Elementary, Lake Central School Corporation
I taught Grade 2 for 11 years before transitioning to the Elementary Technology Trainer position three years ago. I am one of four Technology Trainers within the Lake Central School Corporation. As a team, we work to integrate technology into our curriculum, develop strong, suc... Read More →
avatar for Myra Lolkema

Myra Lolkema

Educational Technology Trainer, Lake Central School Corporation


Thursday June 15, 2017 9:45am - 11:30am
W110

9:45am

Trick Out Your Digital Communications with Canva
Limited Capacity filling up

How do you get the attention of your eVillage? Join us for this hands on workshop where we will explore FREE tools in Canva and create professional grade logos, banners, and other designs that can be used in your digital flyers, websites, social media posts, and even your LMS. This is a hands-on workshop; please bring a laptop or other device, login credentials for your Canva account and a plan for your creation.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Bell

Nicole Bell

Technology Integration Specialist, Duneland School Corporation
Nicole has 15 year of experience in education. She has worked as a middle school science teacher, an elementary education teacher, a reading specialist, and is currently enjoying her new role as a technology integration specialist. She is passionate about creating and planning w... Read More →
avatar for Janna Carney Moran

Janna Carney Moran

Technology Integration Specialist, Duneland School Corporation
Janna Carney Moran is a Technology Integration Specialist for the Duneland Corporation. She has been an educator for 15 years and has experience as a high school English teacher and library media specialist. Her passion is collaborating with teachers to create critical thinking o... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 9:45am - 11:30am
N105

10:40am

Bring Making to Your School
Limited Capacity seats available

In schools, Makerspaces have increased in popularity, housing a variety of materials from low-tech arts and crafts to high-tech software and electronics for students to experiment with and build their own designs. It is about play, students tinkering to discover, children experimenting to learn, and students building what they dream. In an age of accountability and standardization, these elements have been steadily removed from schools and classrooms. A Makerspace has the potential to put it all back in place. Even so, making a Makerspace come to life in a school is not an easy task. This session will explore how we not only created a Makerspace in our school, but how we are putting making back into our classrooms. We will share how we built our Makerspace and incorporated the concepts into our curriculum and instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Heavin

Amy Heavin

Principal, MSD of Steuben County
Amy Heavin is the principal at Ryan Park Elementary School, MSD of Steuben County in Angola, IN. She has been a school administrator since 2010, and taught middle school English for 8 years prior. Passionate about curriculum and instruction, she pursues learning opportunities to... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 10:40am - 11:30am
N119

10:40am

Building Independence and Critical Thinking Through Blended Learning
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

What can we do to help instill confidence and self-discipline so that students are ready for school and the world beyond? This session takes a look at the benefits and challenges of a number of technology-infused strategies for promoting independent learning at all ages, including designing effective blended projects that encourage students to transition between the classroom and digital learning spaces with ease. Included in the discussion are specific examples and demonstrations from real teachers at all levels. 

Speakers
MF

Marie Furmanski

Student, Purdue Northwest
Marie Furmanski is a preservice teacher studying at Purdue University Northwest in Westville, IN. She is excited about science and technology, enjoys exploring project-based learning, and wishes to teach at the elementary or middle school level.
CK

Christy Katschke Katschke

Teacher, River Forest Middle School
I have been a teacher for 11 years. I spent 1 year as a LRE facilitator for grades K-6, 4 years as a 4th grade teacher, and the last 6 years teaching 6th grade math. I have been persuing a masters in technology education at Purdue Northwest and am a technology leiason for River F... Read More →
avatar for Anastasia Trekles

Anastasia Trekles

Clinical Associate Professor, Purdue University Northwest
Dr. Anastasia Trekles is a Clinical Associate Professor of instructional technology at Purdue University Northwest in Westville, Indiana. Dr. Trekles has an extensive background with educational technology, including design and pedagogical strategies as well as the effective inte... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 10:40am - 11:30am
E106

10:40am

DESIGNed for All!
Limited Capacity seats available

Get ready for a lesson planning based UDL adventure! In this presentation we will be specifically dissecting standards in a STEM environment to create a lesson plan that encompasses all learners including those with significant disabilities. Whether by high tech, low tech or no tech all students can participate and thrive in the UDL classroom. Good DESIGN is the key.

Speakers
avatar for Sandi Mahl

Sandi Mahl

PATINS Specialist, PATINS Project
Sandi Mahl is a PATINS Specialist from Columbus, Indiana. She has a background of 21 years in public schools. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Science Education and Master's Degree in Special Education from Indiana University. Sandi's experience helps her to excel in problem solv... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 10:40am - 11:30am
E111

10:40am

Don't be Grumpy about GOOGLE!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Are you feeling GRUMPY about Google? These ladies have the answer for you! Grumpy Cat once said, "If getting there was half the fun... I don't want to go there!" Well, we're taking you there! Get all of your Google app know-how from these Grumpy Cat lovers!

Speakers
avatar for Amy Morrison

Amy Morrison

Teacher, South Central Community School Corporation
avatar for Deanna Welsh

Deanna Welsh

Teacher, South Central Community School Corporation


Thursday June 15, 2017 10:40am - 11:30am
W107

10:40am

Reading & Writing Workshops: Engaging Students, Building Literacy, and Learning to Love to Read
Limited Capacity seats available

Research shows that if the only thing you do is increase student reading time, students' test scores will improve. After seeing limited success from whole class novels, we decided to get rid of them and implement Donalyn Miller's 40 Book Challenge. With this book challenge, we formed student-centered reading and writing workshops, much of which is digitally formatted. This session will include handouts and sample classroom resources such as online student interest surveys, sample weekly online reading responses, structured workshop schedules and sample minilessons and student testimonials. We have seen 100% engagement in class during these workshop times, and students' NWEA reading scores have increased throughout the year, some exponentially. We have been shocked to see the success of this program, and we would love to share what has worked (and what hasn't) in our classroom! This would be an interactive blended session of presentation and roundtable discussion.

Speakers
JS

Jake Singleton

Teacher, Plymouth Community Schools
AW

Amy Walker

Teacher, Plymouth Community Schools


Thursday June 15, 2017 10:40am - 11:30am
N110

10:40am

StuX: The Pedagogy of Silicon Valley
Limited Capacity seats available

The same principles that have made Silicon Valley the global epicenter of technological innovation and entrepreneurship can be leveraged in schools to boost engagement, build beautiful online or blended courses, and design unforgettable student experiences. With an emphasis on user experience, user interface, and an innovative mindset, you can transform your physical or virtual classroom into a hub of creative learning. This session will leave you thinking and acting like the founder of your own company, armed with the tools and strategies to develop a vision for your classroom, build your brand, market your lessons, and continue to innovate through research and development.

Speakers
VL

Vincent Lewis

Teacher, Crown Point Community Schools


Thursday June 15, 2017 10:40am - 11:30am
N121

10:40am

Translate This
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore what Google Translate does well, where it falls short, and why we need humans who know both languages in order to translate correctly. How can we use Google Translate in class? Collaborate on a translation while using Google Translate. Hear my experiences and share yours in a roundtable discussion.  Is Google Translate the bane of your foreign language classroom? 

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Angeles

Lauren Angeles

teacher, East Porter County School Corporation
Always enthusiastic about learning something new, I am looking for new ways to incorporate technology into my foreign language classroom. Talk to me about languages and travel, the arts, science and new technology, and what it’s like to collaborate on translating medical journ... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 10:40am - 11:30am
W108

10:40am

Designing Visual Thinking and Learning: Drawing for Knowledge Presentation/Representation
Limited Capacity seats available

This fun filled session will cover all of the basics, along with some more advanced uses, of Google Drawing. We will review the user interface, develop some basic drawings, and then kick it up a notch by identifying and utilizing spatial relationships in a purposeful manner. We will examine the principles as to why visual thinking is a more efficient strategy for learning and how it can be utilized to reach a variety of diverse learners. Our big project will be to create some designs that are representational of specific concepts. The pedagogical strategies covered in this session can be applicable to an iOS environment as well.  iPad users are welcome as well. 


Speakers
avatar for Ken Shelton

Ken Shelton

Global Keynote Specialist, EdTechTeam
Ken currently holds an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology as well as New Media Design and Production. As a part of his active involvement within the Educational Technology community, Ken is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Teac... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 10:40am - 11:30am
Media Center

10:40am

Detours and Driving Instruction Around the Village
Limited Capacity seats available

Is your curriculum map taking you the wrong way? Don’t get me wrong, curriculum maps are important & useful. They help you stay headed in the right general direction, for sure! But, what happens if you need to take a detour? How do you know what detour to take? Join this session to explore a variety of free formative assessment tools to use as you navigate your curriculum with detours that take you back to the main road!

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Moore

Kelly Moore

Instructional Technology Coach, Hamilton Southeastern Schools
Kelly Moore has served as an Instructional Technology Coach for Hamilton Southeastern Schools in Fishers, Indiana, for the past four years. Prior to that, she spent 15 years as an 8th grade mathematics and Algebra teacher. Kelly served as a 1:1 pilot teacher, helping to lead visi... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 10:40am - 11:30am
E110

11:35am

A Google a Day Keeps Bad Research Away
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will discuss how to help your students break bad research habits using this engaging method. Walk away with tools to support information literacy in your class.

Speakers
avatar for Chelsea Bramfeld

Chelsea Bramfeld

Teacher, Kouts Middle School
Hi! I am a passionate and motivated lifelong learner who facilitates an innovative and rigorous classroom with a growth mindset. I am in my ninth year of teaching and leadership roles. I am enthusiastic about professional learning communities, student ambitions, and whole school... Read More →
avatar for Diana Gill

Diana Gill

Instructional Technology Coach, East Porter County School Corporation
Diana Gill serves as Instructional Technology Coach for East Porter County School Corporation. At East Porter, Diana works with teachers to thoughtfully integrate technology, offering students opportunities to create, collaborate, and connect. Ultimately though, Diana wants to ta... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 11:35am - 12:35pm
W111

11:35am

Beyond Practical APPlications
Limited Capacity seats available

Instructors are challenged daily to create unique classroom experiences that utilize technology and enable students to be independent learners.  Although it is the instructor's responsibility to introduce different tools and features, it is the students' jobs to apply what they have learned in unique and new ways.  Come explore this teacher/student dynamic with two Project Based Learning groups from Washington Township.  Discover how these students took tools like Google Slides and used simple features along with creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration to create functional apps. 


Speakers

Thursday June 15, 2017 11:35am - 12:35pm
N120

11:35am

Content-Ed Tech: Exploring Tech Across Content Areas
Limited Capacity seats available

Thinking about shaking up your content area teaching with a new twist or revamping that favorite project? In this session, we'll explore some ideas and activities that can spice up your teaching no matter your content area and help inject more voice, choice, and collaboration into your classes. This might be great news for that one unit that you have to really pretend to like, or it can be a chance to see how a little tech twist can make an old fave feel fresh. From non-linear Slides to Fishbowling, we'll explore some high and low tech ideas that can be adapted to various grades & subjects.

Speakers
MF

Melissa Fisher

Teacher/Tech Integration Coach, Valparaiso Community Schools


Thursday June 15, 2017 11:35am - 12:35pm
N117

11:35am

Cyber Safety
Limited Capacity seats available

Technology changes all the time, and your students are constantly finding the newest websites, apps and gadgets. It’s vital they learn the rules of Internet safety so they can use technology responsibly. The information provided will not only assist you in understanding the online challenges your students face, but also suggest some tips for you as an educator. This personal safety presentation focuses on information gathered from the Indiana State Police (ISP) and Indiana Crimes against Children Task Force (ICAC) Task Force.

Speakers
avatar for Cathie Bledsoe

Cathie Bledsoe

Youth Educator, Indiana State Police
Cathie Bledsoe, is a Youth Educator for the Indiana State Police (ISP) Internet Crime against Children Task Force (ICAC). The ISP provides presentations to Indiana schools, churches and youth organizations. These presentations provide age appropriate, timely information, relevant... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 11:35am - 12:35pm
W109

11:35am

Flipping the Script: How the Flipped Classroom Changed My Teaching
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Is your school transitioning to 1:1? Are you already there? Are you looking for a more interactive way to teach using devices? The Flipped Classroom can be an awesome option for you as a teacher! The Flipped Classroom is an excellent way to free up class time to work on more hands-on and applicable activities with your students. With this learning model, students take notes outside of classroom time so that when they come to class, you can have more individual time to go over misunderstood information or have a more engaging lesson than a lecture or student note taking. If you are like me, a social studies teacher, you know that lectures are an important part of content delivery. This is a way to eliminate the amount of class time used on this method. During this session, I will discuss what the flipped classroom is all about, how it has changed my teaching and the student's learning, what I am now able to do with more class time, and the benefits that have come from it. Topics that will also be discussed will be the learning management system of Canvas, my voice recording system of Screencastify, and Project Based Learning. I will also look towards the future for more unique opportunities that our Chromebooks and the Flipped Classroom will allow for our students and teachers.

Please bring with you a device and a "traditional" lesson plan that includes the homework you would assign at the end of the lesson.  We will be creating your own flipped lesson! 

Speakers
JM

Jarad Miller

Teacher, South Central Community School Corporation


Thursday June 15, 2017 11:35am - 12:35pm
S133

11:35am

High School and Elementary Students use Google Hangouts to SYNERGIZE!
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want to learn how your classes can expand their horizons digitally and work to become global collaborators? Learn how one pair of teachers have high school students mentor 4th grade students using Google Hangouts. Through these mentoring Hangouts, students practice digital citizenship, creative communication, and global collaboration while also performing everyday science experiments.

Click here for the presentation. 

Speakers
avatar for Katie Mueller

Katie Mueller

Science Teacher, Chesterton High School
avatar for David Mueller

David Mueller

Teacher, Liberty Elementary School


Thursday June 15, 2017 11:35am - 12:35pm
N108

11:35am

Lunch A
Thursday June 15, 2017 11:35am - 12:35pm
TBA

11:35am

Do Your Village Blueprints Measure Up?
Limited Capacity seats available

Quality blueprints are a must if you want a sturdy building! This session will encourage you to envision the recipients while you build digital lessons for your students. What makes a quality blueprint? Come find out!

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Moore

Kelly Moore

Instructional Technology Coach, Hamilton Southeastern Schools
Kelly Moore has served as an Instructional Technology Coach for Hamilton Southeastern Schools in Fishers, Indiana, for the past four years. Prior to that, she spent 15 years as an 8th grade mathematics and Algebra teacher. Kelly served as a 1:1 pilot teacher, helping to lead visi... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 11:35am - 12:35pm
E110

12:35pm

Chasing Away the ZZZ...
Limited Capacity filling up

Realistic, practical integration of project based learning in the intermediate (3-5) classroom. Come and learn how to integrate technology, project based learning, digital citizenship, and more through this hands-on experience!

Our Presentation can be viewed at: 
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1YoXvCiKMbb8_xZdh8RvUfbHyH2Gh3OrGX3_dyXb0CPY/edit?usp=sharing



Speakers
AA

Amy Asher

TEACHER, UNION TOWNSHIP SCHOOL CORP
AK

Ashley Kandel

Elementary Teacher, Valparaiso Community Schools


Thursday June 15, 2017 12:35pm - 1:35pm
W107

12:35pm

Curating Objects with Twitter
Limited Capacity seats available

I will explain the process that I used in my 12 Honors World Literature class to provide a lesson in authentic inquiry and analysis, utilizing Twitter and TweetDeck to curate objects as texts. If you're attending, please bring a smartphone and a laptop or chrome book. Having a Twitter account is nice, but not necessary.

Speakers
avatar for Kirsten Reed

Kirsten Reed

teacher/presenter, Chesterton High School
I am an English teacher with 25 years experience and counting. I love to find new ways to incorporate technology that stimulates critical thinking and creativity. I am NO tech expert! Twitter is my new learning curve for tech stuff this year and I LOVE IT!


Thursday June 15, 2017 12:35pm - 1:35pm
W108

12:35pm

Digital Portfolios for High School Transition
Limited Capacity seats available

Design a dynamic site for your students that will express their uniqueness as well as curate the scope of their pre - 12 education. Highlight for post secondary organizations: training, IEP, and testing documentation, assistive technology, accommodation and modification history, personal living skills. Explore the digital options and ins and outs of privacy with me in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Sandi Mahl

Sandi Mahl

PATINS Specialist, PATINS Project
Sandi Mahl is a PATINS Specialist from Columbus, Indiana. She has a background of 21 years in public schools. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Science Education and Master's Degree in Special Education from Indiana University. Sandi's experience helps her to excel in problem solv... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 12:35pm - 1:35pm
E111

12:35pm

Getting Comfortable with Co-Teaching
Limited Capacity filling up

How to Survive and Thrive In a Co-Teaching Environment--co-teaching is becoming more and more popular in schools. Technology helps co-teachers integrate multiple contents. Together with my co-teacher, Jake Singleton, we will demonstrate and help teachers to know how to navigate conflicts and collaborate successfully in a co-teaching environment. "Walk aways" will include a list of helpful tips and resources for navigating conflict in a co-working space; a list of helpful online resources for integrating content areas; creating co-teaching norms; and problem solving various real-life scenarios that happen in co-teaching environments. The session will include a presentation as well as whole group and small group discussions.

Speakers
JS

Jake Singleton

Teacher, Plymouth Community Schools
AW

Amy Walker

Teacher, Plymouth Community Schools


Thursday June 15, 2017 12:35pm - 1:35pm
N103

12:35pm

Look at this Photograph
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Our society is obsessed with photographs and videos. So how do we leverage that in the classroom? This session will look at ways you can incorporate student's love for images and video into your everyday lessons. It will focus primarily on ideas for grades K-8, but high school teachers could adapt some of these ideas to fit their needs as well.

Click on this link to access a copy of the presentation. 

Speakers
LD

Laura Doran

Teacher, Valparaiso Community Schools
CS

Courtney Smith

5th Grade Teacher, Valparaiso Community Schools


Thursday June 15, 2017 12:35pm - 1:35pm
E107

12:35pm

Safely Traveling Through the Web
Limited Capacity seats available

We all know that the Internet is a wild place, full of places where young (and not-so-young!) people can get lost or run into trouble as they explore the wonders of today’s digital landscape. With the growing trend of 1:1 devices in schools and homes, digital citizenship education is more important than ever before. This session will give you helpful information and practical strategies for educating students and parents in ways to ensure their electronic journeys are safe ones.
Presentation slides available: http://prezi.com/nssf4cblhggv/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share  

Speakers
MF

Marie Furmanski

Student, Purdue Northwest
Marie Furmanski is a preservice teacher studying at Purdue University Northwest in Westville, IN. She is excited about science and technology, enjoys exploring project-based learning, and wishes to teach at the elementary or middle school level.
CK

Christy Katschke Katschke

Teacher, River Forest Middle School
I have been a teacher for 11 years. I spent 1 year as a LRE facilitator for grades K-6, 4 years as a 4th grade teacher, and the last 6 years teaching 6th grade math. I have been persuing a masters in technology education at Purdue Northwest and am a technology leiason for River F... Read More →
avatar for Anastasia Trekles

Anastasia Trekles

Clinical Associate Professor, Purdue University Northwest
Dr. Anastasia Trekles is a Clinical Associate Professor of instructional technology at Purdue University Northwest in Westville, Indiana. Dr. Trekles has an extensive background with educational technology, including design and pedagogical strategies as well as the effective inte... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 12:35pm - 1:35pm
E106

12:35pm

Seesaw: Documenting the Ups and Downs of Student Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you looking for a new, quick way to assess your students' knowledge? What about ways to share that learning with parents? Seesaw may be your answer. In this session, we will explore the Seesaw website/app. Seesaw: The Learning Journal is a digital portfolio that allows students to independently document their knowledge for an authentic, yet safe audience by posting work in any one of many formats: videos, pictures, links, notes, or drawings. We will explore the basics of Seesaw, ways to use Seesaw for ongoing assessment in different subject areas as well as how to use Seesaw to celebrate and encourage students' best work. If time allows, attendees will have the opportunity to join a class as a student and create their own post so that they can get a better idea of how valuable Seesaw can be in the classroom. You will be joining my Seesaw Class so please downlowad the Seesaw app ahead of time if you are using a tablet or smartphone.

Speakers
avatar for Kelley Jones

Kelley Jones

teacher/tech coach, Valparaiso Community Schools
I am so excited to talk with you about Seesaw and how it transformed my classroom. The students love using Seesaw to document their learning and share it with each other as well as their parents through drawing, writing, and recording their ideas. I have been teaching 3rd-6th gr... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 12:35pm - 1:35pm
W112

12:35pm

Lunch B
Thursday June 15, 2017 12:35pm - 1:35pm
Cafe

12:35pm

Designing Visual Thinking and Learning: Creative Expression and Google Photos (Animations)
Limited Capacity seats available

This fun-filled interactive session around visual storytelling and creativity is designed to provide attendees with a deeper understanding and experience of media literacy through the design and creation of animations with your mobile device or camera. We will leverage the power and flexibility of Google photos as a creative platform the creation of animations in a variety of storytelling capacities. You will be working with animations to represents different emotions and as a platform for visual representations of phrases/idioms. Very Important: please be sure to download the Google Photos app your mobile device (android and iOS) prior to the session beginning.

Speakers
avatar for Ken Shelton

Ken Shelton

Global Keynote Specialist, EdTechTeam
Ken currently holds an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology as well as New Media Design and Production. As a part of his active involvement within the Educational Technology community, Ken is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Teac... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 12:35pm - 1:35pm
Media Center

1:40pm

Coach Courtyard
Limited Capacity seats available

Calling all technology coaches!  If you serve as a technology coach, eLearning specialist, or technology integration specialist, join us!  The coach role is unique, and this roundtable discussion is an opportunity to connect with area coaches and swap ideas.  

We will also chat about the Connected Coach Collaborative and Northwest Indiana's coaching group- eLeadNWI.


Thursday June 15, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
Media Center

1:40pm

Admin Town Hall Panel Discussion
Join us for open dialogue on a variety of topics in education.  In Admin Town Hall, area educators serve as panelists to discuss topics of edtech and innovation.  This session truly speaks from a Northwest Indiana voice. 

Thursday June 15, 2017 1:40pm - 2:40pm
Gym

2:45pm

A Marriage of 1:1 and Classroom Management: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Although the idea of teaching with technology is an innovative idea, maintaining powerful, positive, proactive student discipline does not have to reinvent the wheel! We will begin with  time-tested classroom management strategies and how to integrate them with your tech. We’ll continue by discussing strategies specifically tailored to teaching with tech, explore ideas from other industries, and delve farther into GoGuardian and other monitoring programs.



Speakers
avatar for Gaelyn Mlynarcik

Gaelyn Mlynarcik

Assistant Principal, Morgan Township Middle High School
Let's talk about classroom management!


Thursday June 15, 2017 2:45pm - 3:35pm
W111

2:45pm

Creating a Web Presence with Google Sites
Limited Capacity seats available

We teach in the era of the connected educator. Having a web presence is more critical than ever. From your tweets to your YouTube channel to your PLN, your story is being told online for the whole world to see. The question is, who's telling it? A web site can go a long way in helping define your web presence.

But who has the time? Between lesson planning, Twitter chats, reading blogs, and all of the other things connected educators do on a daily basis, the prospect of creating a web site just seems like an awfully big log to be adding to the fire. The new Google Sites makes web site creation easier (and quicker) than ever. Be up and running in seconds. Easily add pages, links, content, and other resources. Google Sites gives you the tools to make beautiful and useful web sites in no time at all. If you teach in a GSuite for EDU district or school, your students can also learn to create sites for projects, presentations, and other assignments. While this session will focus on Google Sites, much of what will be covered can also be created with other web site creation tools.

Please come to this session with a laptop, Chromebook, or tablet. To create a Google Site you will need a Gmail/Google account.

Google Site for this Session: http://sites.google.com/hebronschools.k12.in.us/evillage 

Sites Tutorial: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zsQxd_GHk2kjaYhux6SeL9aIj1IemzQ6ds4JmRxdTQw/edit?usp=sharing

Presentation Slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1PZvoR3y93gnyBdqG190AtSksvYJukcteFOJC4RnMNXg/edit?usp=sharing

Training Site: https://sites.google.com/hebronschools.k12.in.us/sitestraining/the-new-google-sites

Session Feedback Form

Speakers
avatar for Daniel VandeBunte

Daniel VandeBunte

Math Department Chair, MSD of Boone Township
I teach Mathematics at Hebron High School. I am also an unofficial technology integration coach for MSD of Boone Township. I'm attending the conference to learn more as an educator and to better help those around me. In addition, I am also a Google Certified Teacher.


Thursday June 15, 2017 2:45pm - 3:35pm
N105

2:45pm

Creating Formative Assessments Using Google Apps
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, learn how to use the SAMR Model and Google Apps to create assessment tools for your students. We will discuss what the SAMR model is then demonstrate and model 4 different assessment tools created using Google Apps for use in a classroom setting. You will leave the session with at least one formative assessment created with a Google app.

You will need a Google account (personal or school), a tablet and/or laptop to complete our activity.

Speakers
avatar for Chevin Stone

Chevin Stone

Middle School Science Teacher, School City of Hammond
With 13+ years of teaching experience, I have seen educational technology in the classroom grow from being glad there's a computer in the room to wondering where our tools can take us today! I use my M.Ed in Educational Technology to create technology rich learning environments... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 2:45pm - 3:35pm
N120

2:45pm

Flipping the Script: How the Flipped Classroom Changed My Teaching
Limited Capacity seats available

Is your school transitioning to 1:1? Are you already there? Are you looking for a more interactive way to teach using devices? The Flipped Classroom can be an awesome option for you as a teacher! The Flipped Classroom is an excellent way to free up class time to work on more hands-on and applicable activities with your students. With this learning model, students take notes outside of classroom time so that when they come to class, you can have more individual time to go over misunderstood information or have a more engaging lesson than a lecture or student note taking. If you are like me, a social studies teacher, you know that lectures are an important part of content delivery. This is a way to eliminate the amount of class time used on this method. During this session, I will discuss what the flipped classroom is all about, how it has changed my teaching and the student's learning, what I am now able to do with more class time, and the benefits that have come from it. Topics that will also be discussed will be the learning management system of Canvas, my voice recording system of Screencastify, and Project Based Learning. I will also look towards the future for more unique opportunities that our Chromebooks and the Flipped Classroom will allow for our students and teachers.

Please bring with you a device and a "traditional" lesson plan that includes the homework you would assign at the end of the lesson.  We will be creating your own flipped lesson! 

Speakers
JM

Jarad Miller

Teacher, South Central Community School Corporation


Thursday June 15, 2017 2:45pm - 3:35pm
S133

2:45pm

Individualizing Instruction in Canvas
Limited Capacity filling up

Do you have students with IEP's or unique needs? Chronic absentees or homebound students? In this session, we will look at different ways to effectively use Canvas (or another LMS) to differentiate instruction with ease! This session looks at Canvas or LMS courses and ways to adapt each component to individual students. We will cover assignments, quizzes, groups, pages, modules, and some general tips for success.

Please come with a device ready to go! Slides are available on the public Canvas course here: https://duneland.instructure.com/courses/14443

Speakers
avatar for Kat Zimmermann

Kat Zimmermann

Teacher, Chesterton High School


Thursday June 15, 2017 2:45pm - 3:35pm
W109

2:45pm

PLCs- Shaken Not Stirred
Limited Capacity seats available

Are your PLC’s getting a little boring? Do they seem stagnant or stale? Come find out how we, Kouts M/H School) shook up PLC’s and made some drastic changes to improve student instruction, and faculty learning.

CLICK HERE for our Google Slides presentation. If you are still having trouble with survey links, please email kristen.calvert@eastporter.k12.in.us. I will email them to you directly!

Speakers
avatar for Chelsea Bramfeld

Chelsea Bramfeld

Teacher, Kouts Middle School
Hi! I am a passionate and motivated lifelong learner who facilitates an innovative and rigorous classroom with a growth mindset. I am in my ninth year of teaching and leadership roles. I am enthusiastic about professional learning communities, student ambitions, and whole school... Read More →
avatar for Kristen L Calvert

Kristen L Calvert

German Teacher, Kouts High School
I am a 15-year teacher from Fishers, IN with experience in private, boarding, and public schools. I love blending technology into my world language room, bringing the world to my students' fingertips and allowing them to travel without the price tag! I also strongly support purpo... Read More →
avatar for Tom Stoner

Tom Stoner

Principal, East Porter School Corporation
I taught middle school math for 10 years before going into administration. I spent one year as a dean of students, 2 years as an assistant principal/AD and now three years as a principal. I pride myself in being able to build relationships with students.


Thursday June 15, 2017 2:45pm - 3:35pm
N119

2:45pm

Reading & Writing Workshops: Engaging Students, Building Literacy, and Learning to Love to Read
Limited Capacity filling up

Research shows that if the only thing you do is increase student reading time, students' test scores will improve. After seeing limited success from whole class novels, we decided to get rid of them and implement Donalyn Miller's 40 Book Challenge. With this book challenge, we formed student-centered reading and writing workshops, much of which is digitally formatted. This session will include handouts and sample classroom resources such as online student interest surveys, sample weekly online reading responses, structured workshop schedules and sample minilessons and student testimonials. We have seen 100% engagement in class during these workshop times, and students' NWEA reading scores have increased throughout the year, some exponentially. We have been shocked to see the success of this program, and we would love to share what has worked (and what hasn't) in our classroom! This would be an interactive blended session of presentation and roundtable discussion.

Speakers
JS

Jake Singleton

Teacher, Plymouth Community Schools
AW

Amy Walker

Teacher, Plymouth Community Schools


Thursday June 15, 2017 2:45pm - 3:35pm
N110

2:45pm

Starting an Elementary School Robotics Team
Limited Capacity seats available

We will be reviewing the grant writing process as well as alternative funding. We also will describe our team recruitment process and how we assigned jobs to the students. We will also share what we learned from our first competition.

http://bit.ly/2rzRKIX


Speakers
avatar for Justin Martinson

Justin Martinson

Teacher, Liberty Elementary School
I have taught second grade for two years at Liberty Elementary School in Chesterton, IN. I seek to create a student-centered environment where learning is student-directed. I am always seeking out new ways to make my classroom pertinent in our global, digitally integrated world... Read More →
avatar for David Mueller

David Mueller

Teacher, Liberty Elementary School


Thursday June 15, 2017 2:45pm - 3:35pm
N108

2:45pm

STEM Technology Integration: Coding and Spheros
Limited Capacity filling up

Our session will include an overview of STEM, how it can be integrated into a classroom K-8 including multiple subjects, example lessons/demonstrations, applicable standards addressed, as well as, available apps and websites. We plan to provide useful handouts that include the examples, standards, and information being presented, as well as, applicable demonstrations of relevant lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Bush

Megan Bush

5th Grade Teacher, Boone Grove Elementary
I am a 5th grade teacher at Boone Grove Elementary. This will be our third year being 1:1 with iPads. I pride myself in always trying new things. I am striving at incorporating and integrating STEM Technology into my classroom that fits the needs of my students. I am a certifi... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Wotherspoon

Jessica Wotherspoon

Teacher, Porter Township School Corporation


Thursday June 15, 2017 2:45pm - 3:35pm
N117

2:45pm

When Digital Learning Goes in the Wrong Direction: Mitigating Cheating and Plagiarism
Limited Capacity filling up

Admit it: when your students go online, there’s a tiny bit of hesitation, a lingering fear, perhaps. The issue isn’t with their ability to navigate the Web with ease, but with their unlimited access to information – information that in turn might lead a few students down the wrong academic path. Cheating and plagiarism issues are a major component of digital citizenship education, and can be

Speakers
MF

Marie Furmanski

Student, Purdue Northwest
Marie Furmanski is a preservice teacher studying at Purdue University Northwest in Westville, IN. She is excited about science and technology, enjoys exploring project-based learning, and wishes to teach at the elementary or middle school level.
CK

Christy Katschke Katschke

Teacher, River Forest Middle School
I have been a teacher for 11 years. I spent 1 year as a LRE facilitator for grades K-6, 4 years as a 4th grade teacher, and the last 6 years teaching 6th grade math. I have been persuing a masters in technology education at Purdue Northwest and am a technology leiason for River F... Read More →
avatar for Anastasia Trekles

Anastasia Trekles

Clinical Associate Professor, Purdue University Northwest
Dr. Anastasia Trekles is a Clinical Associate Professor of instructional technology at Purdue University Northwest in Westville, Indiana. Dr. Trekles has an extensive background with educational technology, including design and pedagogical strategies as well as the effective inte... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 2:45pm - 3:35pm
E106

2:45pm

Designing Visual Thinking and Learning: Creative Expression and Google Photos (Movies)
Limited Capacity seats available

This fun-filled hands-on session around visual storytelling and creativity is designed to provide attendees with a deeper understanding and experience of media literacy through the design of videos using the Google Photos app. with your mobile device or camera. We will leverage the power and flexibility of google photos as a creative platform for engaging stories using videos in a variety of storytelling capacities. You will be working with still imagery as well as video clips to make cool visual stories. Very Important: please be sure to download the Google Photos app your mobile device (android and iOS) prior to the session beginning.

Speakers
avatar for Ken Shelton

Ken Shelton

Global Keynote Specialist, EdTechTeam
Ken currently holds an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology as well as New Media Design and Production. As a part of his active involvement within the Educational Technology community, Ken is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Teac... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 2:45pm - 3:35pm
Media Center

2:45pm

Village Infrastructure: Roads Before Bridges?
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you try to build the bridge and pave atop it at the same time? Or do you build the bridge and THEN pave the smooth pathway across? Using the flipped classroom model may change the way you answer those questions. Let’s talk about what the flipped classroom is all about, consider advantages, and think about how you can get started!

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Moore

Kelly Moore

Instructional Technology Coach, Hamilton Southeastern Schools
Kelly Moore has served as an Instructional Technology Coach for Hamilton Southeastern Schools in Fishers, Indiana, for the past four years. Prior to that, she spent 15 years as an 8th grade mathematics and Algebra teacher. Kelly served as a 1:1 pilot teacher, helping to lead visi... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 2:45pm - 3:35pm
E110

3:40pm

Prize Raffle
Thursday June 15, 2017 3:40pm - 3:50pm
Gym

7:00pm

Tweet Up and Meet Up at Fluid!
eLeadNWI and eVillageNWI takeover the #INeLearn chat for tonight!

Join us at Fluid to extend the learning eVillage offers.  All are invited to enjoy coffee and snacks!

159 W Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383

Thursday June 15, 2017 7:00pm - 9:30pm
TBA
 
Friday, June 16
 

7:30am

Registration
Friday June 16, 2017 7:30am - 8:00am
TBA

8:30am

Breakfast with the Keynote: Matt Miller- Ditch that Homework
Speakers
avatar for Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Teacher, Blogger, Presenter, Ditch That Textbook
Matt Miller is an educator, blogger and presenter from West Central Indiana. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He is the author of the book Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom and... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 8:30am - 9:15am
Gym

9:30am

Curating and Creating Digital Curriculum
Limited Capacity seats available

Best practices in finding #GoOpen content to build your digital course curriculum and creating your own when you can't find that perfect resource.

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Ballinger

Tracy Ballinger

eLearning Coordinator, CIESC
Tracy Hood Ballinger is the eLearning Coordinator for CIESC. Her career started, after completing a BA in Physics and MS in Science Education, as a physics and AP physics teacher and continued with technology coaching and integration, and instructional coaching. Her passion for c... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
N117

9:30am

Google Slides and Beyond
Limited Capacity seats available

Google Slides and Beyond is not for beginners. We will begin by discussing many different ways that a teacher can utilize Google Slides in the classroom aside from just presentations. Then, we will work hands-on to create examples for your own classroom. Some of those include: interactive notebooks, close reads, notes, children's books, animations/comic strips, hyper-docs and working collaboratively. If you are looking for a fun and unique way to continue using slides with your students, this is the session for you.

Speakers
CC

Christie Campbell

teacher, EPCSC
LT

Lindsey Taylor

teacher, East Porter County School Corporation


Friday June 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
N101

9:30am

Seeking a "Real" Audience
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we will explore the need to give students a real audience for their writing. I will share my Choose Your Own Adventure and Around the World projects. Both projects took research to a new audience using technology rather than simply writing up the research for only a teacher to read. My students shared their interactive CYOA slide shows with younger grades. In the Around the World project, students worked to build websites to share the information they found with other students in the building. Students visiting a country explored the site and read about the country before taking a Forms quiz on the site. A successful quiz scored earned a stamp in the passports my students use in their geography classes. I will also share my Pass It On project which brings together persuasive writing and philanthropy.

https://goo.gl/NXgUbV


Speakers
avatar for Erin Robbins

Erin Robbins

ELA Teacher, East Porter Community School Corporation


Friday June 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
W109

9:30am

Web Sites/Apps
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will help teachers, administrators, students with great apps/web sties. We will help with organization, helping students stay involved and working with new 21st Skills.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Feagans

Mike Feagans

Teacher, Tech Coach, RCSC
Mike Feagans has been teaching for 22 years. He is a digital educator. He loves working with kids and having them learn 21st Century skills through critical thinking.


Friday June 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
N120

9:30am

8 C's of Project Based Learning with STEM
Limited Capacity seats available

The 4 C's are a popular topic around education these days. I think we can do better!! Let’s integrate some STEM into Project Based Learning and watch our classrooms transform. This engaging and exciting session will not only address the 4 C's but introduce 4 more C's that you can provide for your students through STEM and Project Based Learning. Don’t miss out on this chance to learn the benefits, project ideas, popular methods, and tech tools needed to excite your students through PBL.

Speakers
avatar for Chad LeDune

Chad LeDune

Teacher, Sullivan middle school
Chad began teaching in 2003. In the fall of 2014, Chad was selected by the Indiana Department of Education as one of 25 teachers to be on a STEM curriculum writing team that wrote lessons utilizing new technology in the classroom. Through this experience he met his fellow EdTech... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
N105

9:30am

Digital Citizenship for EVERY Class
Limited Capacity seats available

With more schools leaning towards a 1:1 environment, it is important to educate students AND teachers on the proper use of technology within the classroom. Come learn how to implement digital citizenship within your curriculum without losing important class time. Attendees will learn about the 8 core principles of digital citizenship, view premade lessons for varying grade levels, and work on their own digital citizenship plan for their curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Kline

Kyle Kline

Technology Integration Specialist, Delphi Community School Corporation
Kyle Kline is in his second year as a math curriculum and technology integration specialist at Delphi Community High School. Previously he spent 13 years teaching mathematics at the high school level. A few years ago he attended a conference on education technology that forever t... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
W112

9:30am

Everybody Get Your Code On
Limited Capacity seats available

Session will focus on beginning to infuse coding into late elementary/middle school classrooms.  Coding is intimidating to many teachers and this session will focus on talking about what it really is, how we can incorporate coding into our classrooms, and the benefits for our students.  I will provide plenty of resources to get you started on the path to fostering Future Ready skills in your students.  We will talk philosophy of coding, necessary class climate adjustments, and best practices for making coding fun and engaging for students.  There is also a 94.2% chance that we will dance and sing....#sorrynotsorry

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Painter

Marcus Painter

Media and Instructional Technology Specialist, Rossville Consolidated School District
Marcus grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana and attended Purdue University. After graduation, Marcus was hired as an ELA teacher at Benton Central High School. After 5 years there, Marcus moved-on to a teaching opportunity at Creston Middle School. In 2007, Marcus and his wife Carrie... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
W111

9:30am

Get Hyped about Hyperdocs
Limited Capacity filling up

In this session, we will review various hyperdoc resources and templates as well as discuss the ways to incorporate this concept into the classroom. Have you heard about Hyperdocs? It’s more than just hyperlinks on a doc. Come and learn about a “transformative digital lesson delivery that shifts the focus from teacher-led lecture to student-driven, inquiry-based learning through exploration.”

Speakers
avatar for Tricia Hall

Tricia Hall

Curriculum Director, North Knox School Corporation
Tricia Hall is a Curriculum Director employed by North Knox School Corporation. Besides being a dedicated educator, Tricia enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and exercising. | Tricia is passionate about curriculum, leadership and professional development. Bein... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
W110

9:30am

Sketchnotes: Tools and Tactics for Visual Notetaking
Limited Capacity filling up

Sketchnoting is a fun, visual, brain-friendly way to remember important ideas and make sense of them for others. In this session, you’ll learn some sketchnoting basics and best practices. You’ll learn how to create them digitally or on paper. You’ll also get a chance to create your first sketchnote!

Speakers
avatar for Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Teacher, Blogger, Presenter, Ditch That Textbook
Matt Miller is an educator, blogger and presenter from West Central Indiana. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He is the author of the book Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom and... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Media Center

9:30am

The Suite Spot: Engaging with Google
Limited Capacity seats available

How to take the Google tools and creatively and easily use them in the classroom. Attendees can expect engagement and practice using the tools to design authentic learning experiences for their classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Chris Young

Chris Young

Technology Integration Specialist, CSC of Southern Hancock
Chris is a proud member of EdTech Heroes. He is a Google Certified Trainer and Level 2 Educator. and has a certificate in As a leader in Educational Technology, Chris was chosen by the DOE to design STEM curriculum for the Indiana Migrant Education Program. He is noted for his hi... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 9:30am - 11:20am
E111

10:30am

Google Slides and Beyond
Limited Capacity filling up

Google Slides and Beyond is not for beginners. We will begin by discussing many different ways that a teacher can utilize Google Slides in the classroom aside from just presentations. Then, we will work hands-on to create examples for your own classroom. Some of those include: interactive notebooks, close reads, notes, children's books, animations/comic strips, hyper-docs and working collaboratively. If you are looking for a fun and unique way to continue using slides with your students, this is the session for you.

Speakers
CC

Christie Campbell

teacher, EPCSC
LT

Lindsey Taylor

teacher, East Porter County School Corporation


Friday June 16, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
N101

10:30am

Mentoring in the Middle
Limited Capacity seats available

Our session would be for middle (or could be expanded to high school) teachers on how to set up a mentoring program in their school. Dan has been in charge of the Hebron program for many years and has a lot of great ideas. We run our programs differently so it would be a chance for anyone interested in starting one at their school to see how they can implement one based off the schedule they currently have at their school.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Pastrick

Dan Pastrick

Science Teacher, Hebron Middle School
I have taught the past 21 years at Hebron Middle School. During this time I have taught 8th grade Science. In addition to this, I am currently coaching middle school cross country, 7th grade boys basketball, 8th grade girls basketball, am the Washington D.C. trip coordinator, a... Read More →
avatar for Sharon VanKley

Sharon VanKley

Teacher, Kouts Middle School
I've just finished my 10th year of teaching at Kouts Middle School. I've taught 6th grade science, 6th,7th,8th grade geography, 7th and 8th grade ELA, DigCit, STEM and RtI. I've also coached track and field, cross country, science academic super bowl, and I'm the adviser of our s... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
E106

10:30am

Personal Customized Digital Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Does customizing content and instruction for all 30 students in your classroom make you crazy? How can you truly personalize learning to meet the needs of each learner and ensure progress? Come learn about the “textbook you never had” and how you can use search functions and teacher authoring tools within a 21st century online learning tool to meet the needs of every learner every day!

Speakers
avatar for Kasey Gilliss

Kasey Gilliss

Senior Education Consultant, Odysseyware
Love spending time with my wife and 4 beautiful children or golfing of course.


Friday June 16, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
W107

10:30am

Web Sites/Apps
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will help teachers, administrators, students with great apps/web sties. We will help with organization, helping students stay involved and working with new 21st Skills.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Feagans

Mike Feagans

Teacher, Tech Coach, RCSC
Mike Feagans has been teaching for 22 years. He is a digital educator. He loves working with kids and having them learn 21st Century skills through critical thinking.


Friday June 16, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
N120

10:30am

Instant Virtual Field Trips with Google Maps
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Google Maps Street View takes students right on the street virtually of most places around the United States and the world. But it can also take them inside important landmarks and buildings. Learn how to start using these instant virtual field trips and where to find the best ones. Digital handouts save all of the resources in one place for reference later.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Teacher, Blogger, Presenter, Ditch That Textbook
Matt Miller is an educator, blogger and presenter from West Central Indiana. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He is the author of the book Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom and... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Media Center

10:30am

New Google Sites + BreakoutEDU = Digital Breakouts
Limited Capacity seats available

No more trips to Menards! Now with digital breakouts, you do not have to worry about replacing those pesky locks that somehow seem to reset themselves at the least convenient moment. After playing a short digital breakout game, attendees will learn how to create their own game on the new Google Sites. Participants will learn how to use data validation with Google Forms, include G Suite for Education tools straight from their Google Drive, and embed YouTube videos right into their site. The session will be packed with creativity, engagement, and energy which you won't want to miss!

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Kline

Kyle Kline

Technology Integration Specialist, Delphi Community School Corporation
Kyle Kline is in his second year as a math curriculum and technology integration specialist at Delphi Community High School. Previously he spent 13 years teaching mathematics at the high school level. A few years ago he attended a conference on education technology that forever t... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
W112

10:30am

Ready to Use Resources and Ideas for Educators
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we will learn about the unsung hero of GSuite- Google Drawings. Come and connect with various “ready to use” resources and ideas educators can use in the classroom including Layering, adding pictures, clickable links, t-charts, interactive infographics, flowcharts, magnetic poetry, digital poster board.

Speakers
avatar for Tricia Hall

Tricia Hall

Curriculum Director, North Knox School Corporation
Tricia Hall is a Curriculum Director employed by North Knox School Corporation. Besides being a dedicated educator, Tricia enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and exercising. | Tricia is passionate about curriculum, leadership and professional development. Bein... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
W110

10:30am

Subject Stew
Limited Capacity seats available

Tired of assigning the same boring projects at the end of a unit? Add some excitement, teach kids the importance of time management, and go from zero to superhero with some “Subject Stew”. This engaging session will give you an easy blueprint of a pressure packed, individual/partner/small group project that will have students scurrying for knowledge, using tech resources, and presenting some awesome products to their classmates.

Speakers
avatar for Chad LeDune

Chad LeDune

Teacher, Sullivan middle school
Chad began teaching in 2003. In the fall of 2014, Chad was selected by the Indiana Department of Education as one of 25 teachers to be on a STEM curriculum writing team that wrote lessons utilizing new technology in the classroom. Through this experience he met his fellow EdTech... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
N105

10:30am

Tech Coaches and Media Specialists: Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen or Two Peas in a Pod?
Limited Capacity seats available

This roundtable/edcamp style session will be driven by the question- Do schools need both a library media specialist and a tech coach? We will discuss the roles of media specialists at different schools, how their roles have changed, and how adding a technology coach to the mix changes the dynamics. Within this discussion we will focus on the increased responsibility schools have to integrate information literacy skills and how to embrace a true growth mindset, regardless of the title of your collaborators.

Speakers
avatar for Diana Gill

Diana Gill

Instructional Technology Coach, East Porter County School Corporation
Diana Gill serves as Instructional Technology Coach for East Porter County School Corporation. At East Porter, Diana works with teachers to thoughtfully integrate technology, offering students opportunities to create, collaborate, and connect. Ultimately though, Diana wants to ta... Read More →
avatar for Janna Carney Moran

Janna Carney Moran

Technology Integration Specialist, Duneland School Corporation
Janna Carney Moran is a Technology Integration Specialist for the Duneland Corporation. She has been an educator for 15 years and has experience as a high school English teacher and library media specialist. Her passion is collaborating with teachers to create critical thinking o... Read More →
avatar for Marcus Painter

Marcus Painter

Media and Instructional Technology Specialist, Rossville Consolidated School District
Marcus grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana and attended Purdue University. After graduation, Marcus was hired as an ELA teacher at Benton Central High School. After 5 years there, Marcus moved-on to a teaching opportunity at Creston Middle School. In 2007, Marcus and his wife Carrie... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
W111

11:30am

Canvas for Beginners
Limited Capacity filling up

Are you brand new to using Canvas or another CMS such as Sakai, Blackboard, or Schoology? This session will cover the basics of using a CMS in the classroom. We will cover basics of the calendar, syllabus, assignments, quizzes, groups, announcements, discussions, and messaging. While Canvas will be used to model usage, these basics can be applied to other CMS's.

Please come with a device ready to use! Slides are available through the public Canvas course here: https://duneland.instructure.com/courses/14443 

Speakers
avatar for Kat Zimmermann

Kat Zimmermann

Teacher, Chesterton High School


Friday June 16, 2017 11:30am - 12:25pm
W108

11:30am

Content-Ed Tech: Exploring Tech Across Content Areas
Limited Capacity filling up

Thinking about shaking up your content area teaching with a new twist or revamping that favorite project? In this session, we'll explore some ideas and activities that can spice up your teaching no matter your content area and help inject more voice, choice, and collaboration into your classes. This might be great news for that one unit that you have to really pretend to like, or it can be a chance to see how a little tech twist can make an old fave feel fresh. From non-linear Slides to Fishbowling, we'll explore some high and low tech ideas that can be adapted to various grades & subjects.

Speakers
MF

Melissa Fisher

Teacher/Tech Integration Coach, Valparaiso Community Schools


Friday June 16, 2017 11:30am - 12:25pm
N108

11:30am

Digi SEPS: Digital Science and Engineering Process Standards
Limited Capacity seats available

How do we get students intentionally growing in Science and Engineering Processes (SEPS)?  The Indiana Academic Standards for Science 2016 includes eight SEPS that are intended to integrate with the science content.  With technology, students can tackle each of these SEPS in multiple ways.  Participants will examine the SEPS, complete and evaluate sample tasks, and share strategies for incorporation with/without technology availability.

 



Speakers
avatar for Jarred Corwin

Jarred Corwin

Secondary Science and STEM Specialist, IDOE
Jarred Corwin is the Science and STEM Specialist at the Indiana Department of Education. He joined the IDOE after leaving the classroom as a high school science teacher. He has taught Biology, ICP, and Chemistry over the course of the past five years. He earned his Bachelor of Sc... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 11:30am - 12:25pm
N117

11:30am

Digital Time Travel Through Indiana History
Limited Capacity filling up

Integrate technology and Indiana stories into your curriculum using destination-indiana.com, a classroom-friendly website from the Indiana Historical Society. Your students will time travel through the IHS's treasure trove of 60,000+ primary source images from across the state right from their computers or tablets.    

Speakers
BS

Becky Schlomann

Coordinator of Education, Indiana Historical Society
Becky Schlomann is coordinator, Bicentennial Programs in the Department of Education and Community Engagement at the Indiana Historical Society. A former middle school and high school teacher, she now provides professional development and support to teachers statewide.


Friday June 16, 2017 11:30am - 12:25pm
N120

11:30am

Look at this Photograph
Limited Capacity seats available

Our society is obsessed with photographs and videos. So how do we leverage that in the classroom? This session will look at ways you can incorporate student's love for images and video into your everyday lessons. It will focus primarily on ideas for grades K-8, but high school teachers could adapt some of these ideas to fit their needs as well.

Click on this link to access a copy of the presentation.

Speakers
LD

Laura Doran

Teacher, Valparaiso Community Schools
CS

Courtney Smith

5th Grade Teacher, Valparaiso Community Schools


Friday June 16, 2017 11:30am - 12:25pm
E107

11:30am

Your Students CAN DO World Languages
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about the power of Can Do statements in the world language classroom as a tool for differentiation and as a means of providing personalization of student learning. We'll work together to begin the process of integrating Can Do statements into a unit of study. You'll love their flexibility as a tool to check for understanding and as a vehicle for feedback to students. You can do these Can Do statements! You’ll leave the session with two new tech tools to help you access and curate your own authentic resources to use in your units too. All world languages and levels are welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Jill Woerner

Jill Woerner

Global Learning & World Languages Specialist, Indiana Department of Education
Jill Woerner works as the Global Learning & World Languages Specialist at the Indiana Department of Education. Having spent many years in the classroom as a Spanish teacher and having worked as a school administrator, Jill brings a variety of experiences to her role at IDOE. Stud... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 11:30am - 12:25pm
E108

11:30am

Lunch A
Friday June 16, 2017 11:30am - 12:25pm
Cafe

12:25pm

Building Independence and Critical Thinking Through Blended Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

What can we do to help instill confidence and self-discipline so that students are ready for school and the world beyond? This session takes a look at the benefits and challenges of a number of technology-infused strategies for promoting independent learning at all ages, including designing effective blended projects that encourage students to transition between the classroom and digital learning spaces with ease. Included in the discussion are specific examples and demonstrations from real teachers at all levels. 

Speakers
MF

Marie Furmanski

Student, Purdue Northwest
Marie Furmanski is a preservice teacher studying at Purdue University Northwest in Westville, IN. She is excited about science and technology, enjoys exploring project-based learning, and wishes to teach at the elementary or middle school level.
CK

Christy Katschke Katschke

Teacher, River Forest Middle School
I have been a teacher for 11 years. I spent 1 year as a LRE facilitator for grades K-6, 4 years as a 4th grade teacher, and the last 6 years teaching 6th grade math. I have been persuing a masters in technology education at Purdue Northwest and am a technology leiason for River F... Read More →
avatar for Anastasia Trekles

Anastasia Trekles

Clinical Associate Professor, Purdue University Northwest
Dr. Anastasia Trekles is a Clinical Associate Professor of instructional technology at Purdue University Northwest in Westville, Indiana. Dr. Trekles has an extensive background with educational technology, including design and pedagogical strategies as well as the effective inte... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 12:25pm - 1:20pm
W108

12:25pm

eLeaders Mount Up! Harnessing your LMS for Professional Development
Limited Capacity seats available

How do Duneland tech integration specialists leverage their village's LMS to deliver a variety of PD including school improvement work, book studies, workshops, and online courses? Join us to find out how we create content and provide PGP opportunities and eLearning spaces that meet the specific needs of our teaching staff.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Bell

Nicole Bell

Technology Integration Specialist, Duneland School Corporation
Nicole has 15 year of experience in education. She has worked as a middle school science teacher, an elementary education teacher, a reading specialist, and is currently enjoying her new role as a technology integration specialist. She is passionate about creating and planning w... Read More →
avatar for Janna Carney Moran

Janna Carney Moran

Technology Integration Specialist, Duneland School Corporation
Janna Carney Moran is a Technology Integration Specialist for the Duneland Corporation. She has been an educator for 15 years and has experience as a high school English teacher and library media specialist. Her passion is collaborating with teachers to create critical thinking o... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 12:25pm - 1:20pm
W107

12:25pm

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

Welcome!  Let's take a few minutes to refresh our understanding of educating the whole person.  We will spend our time together discussing how boys and girls learn differently in the classroom with solutions to create a successful learning environment; Genius Hour, to promote self-directed learning; meditation (mindfulness minute) to take a "brain break" after an intense learning session (but not lose focus or class control); Feng-Shui, to create a place you and your students want to spend time; diffusers, to employ oils to help create focus and concentration or promote calm; etc.  

We will also take a look at self care for teachers!

I will provide handouts for 6-12 with state standards.  (These can be modified for elementary students.)  Also, I will Google share my documents, so teachers can access and modify as necessary for ready use.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Jendrzejczyk

Jennifer Jendrzejczyk

Teacher, Duneland School Corp
BA - English , Purdue University (2004); MS- Secondary Education, Indiana University Northwest (2010); MA - English, Morehead State University (2015). | | Limited-term lecturer - Purdue University Northwest, 2016-present. | English teacher - Chesterton High School, 2009-pr... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 12:25pm - 1:20pm
N101

12:25pm

Google Apps: An Introduction
Limited Capacity seats available

Portage Township Schools became a 1:1 district in the 2016-2017 school year in grades 6-12. During this time teachers were given professional development in the use of Google Apps and encouraged to use them in the classroom.  This presentation will give an overview of some Google Apps (Google Docs., Drive, Slides, and Sheets). Participants will also learn how to access additional Google Apps through Google Chrome. This will be considered an introductory session for those unfamiliar with Google Apps.  To make this as interactive and helpful as possible, please download the following apps onto your device before the session:  Google Chrome, Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Sheets, Google Calendar, Google Slides.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Atherton

Matthew Atherton

Teacher, Portage Township Schools
KS

Kristin Shimer

Teacher, PCES/PTS


Friday June 16, 2017 12:25pm - 1:20pm
W111

12:25pm

Integrated Literacy Within Elementary
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will focus on how content area literacy is connected with quality instruction for all students.  You will leave with various strategies that allow for literacy to be naturally integrated throughout the day.



Speakers
NF

Nick Flowers

Elementary Math Specialist & STEM, Indiana Department of Education
Nick Flowers is the elementary math, science, and STEM specialist at the Indiana Department of Education, Office of College and Career Readiness. Prior to joining the Department of Education, Nick taught at Carroll Elementary and East Elementary from kindergarten through fourth g... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 12:25pm - 1:20pm
E107

12:25pm

Put YOUR Classroom on the GLOBE
Limited Capacity seats available

Integrating international content into your classroom is POSSIBLE even if you haven't been abroad. In this session, we'll use two tech tools to provide you with resources and materials so you can begin internationalizing your content using pictures, people and perspectives. ALL grade levels and ALL content areas are welcome to learn about and then develop their own internationalized lessons using units and standards that they are going to teach next fall anyway!



Speakers
avatar for Jill Woerner

Jill Woerner

Global Learning & World Languages Specialist, Indiana Department of Education
Jill Woerner works as the Global Learning & World Languages Specialist at the Indiana Department of Education. Having spent many years in the classroom as a Spanish teacher and having worked as a school administrator, Jill brings a variety of experiences to her role at IDOE. Stud... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 12:25pm - 1:20pm
E108

12:25pm

Round 1: Knocking Out Canvas
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want to be the Mike Tyson of your classroom? After Round 1 with Canvas, this teacher is still standing and ready to go another round. “The Warrior” is ready to weigh-in and share her knockdowns, TKO’s, and counterpunches learned in the first-year of using Canvas LMS. Through a series of quick jabs and rabbit punching ideas, “The Warrior” can share how she turned her classroom into a Championship contender with her students.

Speakers
KW

Kimberly Werner

Teacher, South Central Community School Corporation


Friday June 16, 2017 12:25pm - 1:20pm
E106

12:25pm

What the UDL are you talking about?
Limited Capacity seats available

UDL (Universal Design for Learning) is mentioned 5 times in the ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015) add that to the directives in the 2016 National Education Technology Plan and 2015 Ed Tech Developers Guide, and you get 7 citations of UDL in the documents that influence all expectations of education. 5 + 2 = Something you need to understand. Come with me and learn the basics and how you can begin to use this dynamic, game changing method of teaching!

Speakers
avatar for Sandi Mahl

Sandi Mahl

PATINS Specialist, PATINS Project
Sandi Mahl is a PATINS Specialist from Columbus, Indiana. She has a background of 21 years in public schools. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Science Education and Master's Degree in Special Education from Indiana University. Sandi's experience helps her to excel in problem solv... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 12:25pm - 1:20pm
S133

12:25pm

Lunch B
Friday June 16, 2017 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Cafe

1:30pm

An Artistic Approach to Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

The goal with this session is to expose the audience to many different forms of technology integration, especially with schools who have 1 to 1 devices.  Some information can be as simple as using a comic editing website to create an illustration that follows a story being read in English.  Some of the technology is more in depth and require a little more training, like the AutoDesk 3D modeling apps that allow the user to create their own models, but ultimately, the goal of the workshop is to expose the range of technology that can be adapted to classroom use, with examples of what has been used in art classes, so it can stimulate ideas for other teachers.  It will be presented in an hour, with opportunity for the audience to have conversation about ideas of integrating the exposed technology.  

Speakers
TR

Taylor Ricks

Teacher, Duneland School Corporation
JS

Jill Smoker

Teacher, Chesterton High School
Digital Media and Art, Jewelry


Friday June 16, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
N117

1:30pm

Band Together: Why You Don't Need a Lead Singer
Limited Capacity seats available

Most bands break up due to egos, conflicting goals, and citing creative differences. Come hear a curriculum director, technology director and instructional technology coach harmonize as we discuss our reflective district curriculum design process and administrative decision making composition. This session will also offer concrete methods to integrate technology into the curriculum design process using GSuite. This session is geared towards administrators and coaches.

Speakers
CB

Chris Bowers

Director of Technology, East Porter County School Corporation
I have served as the Director of Technology for East Porter County School Corporation since 2007.
avatar for Diana Gill

Diana Gill

Instructional Technology Coach, East Porter County School Corporation
Diana Gill serves as Instructional Technology Coach for East Porter County School Corporation. At East Porter, Diana works with teachers to thoughtfully integrate technology, offering students opportunities to create, collaborate, and connect. Ultimately though, Diana wants to ta... Read More →
avatar for Mrs  Brandie Muha

Mrs Brandie Muha

Director of Curriculum and Instruction, East Porter County School Corporati
Brandie serves as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for East Porter County School Corporation. Brandie began her career in education as an elementary teacher, and taught for thirteen years before becoming a principal. Brandie has been the Curriculum Director at East Porter County for four years... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
W108

1:30pm

Super Smash Brothers- Chrome and Apple 1+1= Spectacular!
Limited Capacity seats available

Using these 2 operating systems (OS) across platforms makes for the perfect work/school platform for you and your students. In a universally designed classroom it is imperative that there be choices. In this session you will learn the meaning of device agnostic and how to smash apps across platforms! Do not worry! You will come out on the back side of this presentation with your values intact and no residual radiation poisoning! Just a new way of using some old friends to create greater outcomes!

Speakers
avatar for Sandi Mahl

Sandi Mahl

PATINS Specialist, PATINS Project
Sandi Mahl is a PATINS Specialist from Columbus, Indiana. She has a background of 21 years in public schools. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Science Education and Master's Degree in Special Education from Indiana University. Sandi's experience helps her to excel in problem solv... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
S133

1:30pm

The Nitty Gritty of PBL
Limited Capacity filling up

PBL, Entry Docs, Entry Events, Scaffolding, Project Roll-out, Deliverables, Driving Questions, Authenticity, Next Steps- what does all of this mean? The Nitty Gritty of PBL will shed some light on all of these crazy terms.  During this 50 minute session, we will cover how to effectively create, implement, and manage a PBL in the secondary classroom setting.  

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Oxendine

Jessica Oxendine

Secondary Social Studies Teacher, Morgan Township High School
I have just completed 18 years of teaching social studies- specifically American history. Seven of those years were spent in the middle school setting while the remaining 11 have been in the high school classroom. I am a major history nerd- which is a title I proudly claim... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
W109

1:30pm

Branching out with BreakoutEDU
Limited Capacity seats available

You have heard of BreakoutEDU. You have played a game in your classroom. What did you learn? Did you write your own game? Have you created a digital game? What adjustments have you made to a published game? What worked best for you? In this session, we will have a collaborative discussion about our experiences with BreakoutEDU as well as share ideas, tips, and resources. Come join us and connect with other BreakoutEDU fans!

Speakers
avatar for Tricia Hall

Tricia Hall

Curriculum Director, North Knox School Corporation
Tricia Hall is a Curriculum Director employed by North Knox School Corporation. Besides being a dedicated educator, Tricia enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and exercising. | Tricia is passionate about curriculum, leadership and professional development. Bein... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
W110

1:30pm

Deep Learning with Google Tools
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Want to get past shallow, superficial work and have students dig deep into a topic? Google’s got your back. Learn about tools that can be used together to uncover new layers and dimensions of what students are studying. Dig into some of them hands-on in the session! Thorough digital handouts provided.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Teacher, Blogger, Presenter, Ditch That Textbook
Matt Miller is an educator, blogger and presenter from West Central Indiana. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He is the author of the book Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom and... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Media Center

1:30pm

Kickin' it New School
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Looking for some new school ways to run your class maintain your sanity? How about some tech to help? This exciting and engaging session will give you loads of learn today, use tomorrow new school ways to improve your class. We will take a look at all aspects of a teacher's day and show you the new tools out there that will transform your routine.

Speakers
avatar for Chad LeDune

Chad LeDune

Teacher, Sullivan middle school
Chad began teaching in 2003. In the fall of 2014, Chad was selected by the Indiana Department of Education as one of 25 teachers to be on a STEM curriculum writing team that wrote lessons utilizing new technology in the classroom. Through this experience he met his fellow EdTech... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
N105

1:30pm

Supercharge Your Google Forms
Limited Capacity filling up

Ever wanted to use Google Forms for more than just surveys? Then prepare yourself to supercharge your Google Forms! Attendees will learn how to use data validation within their Form, create a "Choose Your Own Adventure" activity , as well as many other awesome ways to take Google Forms to the next level. You won't want to miss this session as you leave with takeaways to use the very next school day!

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Kline

Kyle Kline

Technology Integration Specialist, Delphi Community School Corporation
Kyle Kline is in his second year as a math curriculum and technology integration specialist at Delphi Community High School. Previously he spent 13 years teaching mathematics at the high school level. A few years ago he attended a conference on education technology that forever t... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
W112

1:30pm

Teach Like a Student
Limited Capacity filling up

Warning: This is NOT your traditional educational technology session! Attendees will learn ways to bring the students' digital world into the classroom, while enhancing their own curriculum, as well. This session promises to be fun, full of energy, and different!

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Painter

Marcus Painter

Media and Instructional Technology Specialist, Rossville Consolidated School District
Marcus grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana and attended Purdue University. After graduation, Marcus was hired as an ELA teacher at Benton Central High School. After 5 years there, Marcus moved-on to a teaching opportunity at Creston Middle School. In 2007, Marcus and his wife Carrie... Read More →
avatar for Chris Young

Chris Young

Technology Integration Specialist, CSC of Southern Hancock
Chris is a proud member of EdTech Heroes. He is a Google Certified Trainer and Level 2 Educator. and has a certificate in As a leader in Educational Technology, Chris was chosen by the DOE to design STEM curriculum for the Indiana Migrant Education Program. He is noted for his hi... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
E111

2:30pm

Back to the Future: Bringing the 80s into the Present
Limited Capacity seats available

A presentation that examines how to enable millennial students to make connections between the modern world and the 1980s, in which the world was shaped. The focus will be on how we use technology to bring in guest speakers (such as Mark Goodman and Alan Hunter from MTV, Mike Eruzione of the 1980s USA Olympic Hockey Team and others) to engage students in the conversation of history and how students take information of the 80s to build an archived website of the history of 1988.

Speakers
SC

shawn Curtis

teacher, North White Schools
avatar for Todd Shriver

Todd Shriver

K-12 Technology Coach, North White School Corporation
| | I have been with the North White School Corporation for the past 24 years. I have served as a high school social studies teacher (World History, US Government, Psychology, Economics and Topic in History: 1980s). I am now K-12 Technology Coach for the Corporation.


Friday June 16, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
N108

2:30pm

Professional Development: What Works in the Age of Online "Everything"
Limited Capacity seats available

Truly, almost everything is online nowadays – grading, attendance, parent-teacher conferences, even whole classes. Nearly all facets of schooling are being moved, at least in some form, to the online realm, but how can we take advantage of this evolution when it comes to staff development? The key to success in lies in programs that combine online and face-to-face components with ongoing and understanding support, so that teachers can make the necessary leap to the digital world. This includes ensuring that digital learning lessons are student-centered and accessible, even to students with special needs. This presentation provides practical advice and examples, as well as ample opportunity for participants to share the challenges and successes of their districts.

Speakers
MF

Marie Furmanski

Student, Purdue Northwest
Marie Furmanski is a preservice teacher studying at Purdue University Northwest in Westville, IN. She is excited about science and technology, enjoys exploring project-based learning, and wishes to teach at the elementary or middle school level.
CK

Christy Katschke Katschke

Teacher, River Forest Middle School
I have been a teacher for 11 years. I spent 1 year as a LRE facilitator for grades K-6, 4 years as a 4th grade teacher, and the last 6 years teaching 6th grade math. I have been persuing a masters in technology education at Purdue Northwest and am a technology leiason for River F... Read More →
avatar for Anastasia Trekles

Anastasia Trekles

Clinical Associate Professor, Purdue University Northwest
Dr. Anastasia Trekles is a Clinical Associate Professor of instructional technology at Purdue University Northwest in Westville, Indiana. Dr. Trekles has an extensive background with educational technology, including design and pedagogical strategies as well as the effective inte... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
E107

2:30pm

Quizlet to the Rescue!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Looking for an easy and FREE way to merge old-school memorization with new-age tech? Want to make students collaborate, support one another, and still grow as individual learners? Come learn about Quizlet, Quizlet Live, and the creative ways they can be used in (and out of) the classroom! This will be a hands-on session with audience participation, so get ready to bring your devices and A-game!

CLICK HERE to access a boring handout, and HERE for a low-tech idea share document.

Speakers
avatar for Kristen L Calvert

Kristen L Calvert

German Teacher, Kouts High School
I am a 15-year teacher from Fishers, IN with experience in private, boarding, and public schools. I love blending technology into my world language room, bringing the world to my students' fingertips and allowing them to travel without the price tag! I also strongly support purpo... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
E108

2:30pm

Scaffolded Student Learning with AutoCrat
Limited Capacity filling up

Let's explore AutoCrat! AutoCrat is a Google Sheets Add-on, that uses the data collected from Google Forms to create personalized documents and feedback for students. With AutoCrat, teachers can create customized formative assessment tools to powerfully and meaningfully connect with students. From structured, self-reflective feedback to remediation materials and even certificates and badges, AutoCrat helps teachers effectively guide and manage student learning.

Speakers

Friday June 16, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
N120

2:30pm

7 Habits of a Tech Savvy Content Teacher
Limited Capacity seats available

It seems as though everyone wants to use technology in today’s classroom. And with all of the benefits to the teacher and students that technology offers, it also presents unique challenges to everyone involved. This engaging session will offer teachers who are increasing their technology use 7 learn today, use tomorrow practices that will help you and your students endure these challenges and succeed in today’s tech rich classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Chad LeDune

Chad LeDune

Teacher, Sullivan middle school
Chad began teaching in 2003. In the fall of 2014, Chad was selected by the Indiana Department of Education as one of 25 teachers to be on a STEM curriculum writing team that wrote lessons utilizing new technology in the classroom. Through this experience he met his fellow EdTech... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
N105

2:30pm

Do You Use Graphic Organizers?
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we will learn about the unsung hero of GSuite- Google Drawings. Come and connect with various “ready to use” resources and ideas educators can use in the classroom including Layering, adding pictures, clickable links, t-charts, interactive infographics, flowcharts, magnetic poetry, digital poster board.

Speakers
avatar for Tricia Hall

Tricia Hall

Curriculum Director, North Knox School Corporation
Tricia Hall is a Curriculum Director employed by North Knox School Corporation. Besides being a dedicated educator, Tricia enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and exercising. | Tricia is passionate about curriculum, leadership and professional development. Bein... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
W110

2:30pm

Teach Like a Student 2.0
Limited Capacity seats available

Part 2.0
Warning: This is NOT your traditional educational technology session! Attendees will learn ways to bring the students' digital world into the classroom, while enhancing their own curriculum, as well. This session promises to be fun, full of energy, and different!

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Painter

Marcus Painter

Media and Instructional Technology Specialist, Rossville Consolidated School District
Marcus grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana and attended Purdue University. After graduation, Marcus was hired as an ELA teacher at Benton Central High School. After 5 years there, Marcus moved-on to a teaching opportunity at Creston Middle School. In 2007, Marcus and his wife Carrie... Read More →
avatar for Chris Young

Chris Young

Technology Integration Specialist, CSC of Southern Hancock
Chris is a proud member of EdTech Heroes. He is a Google Certified Trainer and Level 2 Educator. and has a certificate in As a leader in Educational Technology, Chris was chosen by the DOE to design STEM curriculum for the Indiana Migrant Education Program. He is noted for his hi... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
E111

2:30pm

Travel the Globe with Google Expeditions
Limited Capacity seats available

Welcome to the wonderful world of Google Expeditions! With the combination of Google Cardboard plus a smartphone, you can take your kid to almost anywhere on the planet AND off of it! Attendees will experience the magic of going on a virtual field trip, plus learning how they can use Google Expeditions within their classrooms. The presenters will also show lesson plans that coincide with specific expeditions.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Kline

Kyle Kline

Technology Integration Specialist, Delphi Community School Corporation
Kyle Kline is in his second year as a math curriculum and technology integration specialist at Delphi Community High School. Previously he spent 13 years teaching mathematics at the high school level. A few years ago he attended a conference on education technology that forever t... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
W112

2:30pm

Video Projects: Making Them Practical and Fun
Limited Capacity filling up

Video equals instant engagement! Students love to record video projects, but they often like to watch them even more! Get practical video project ideas that cross over many subject areas and tips for making them happen. Learn about some free video-creation tools that can make your students’ videos come alive!

Speakers
avatar for Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Teacher, Blogger, Presenter, Ditch That Textbook
Matt Miller is an educator, blogger and presenter from West Central Indiana. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He is the author of the book Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom and... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Media Center

3:30pm

Closing and Prizes!
Friday June 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Gym