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The Spring Midwest Summit is a two-day, hands-on conference focusing on integrating Google for Education in K-12 and Higher Ed learning environments. All presentations will be from Google for Education Certified Innovators and Certified Trainers, and local Googley talent!

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Monday, March 13
 

7:30am

8:30am

Welcome
Monday March 13, 2017 8:30am - 9:00am
Sandstone Ballroom

9:15am

Breakout EDU
Must be registered on EventBrite to attend this session. https://spring2017mwgsbreakoutedu.eventbrite.com

Breakout EDU creates ultra-engaging learning games for people of all ages. Games (Breakouts) teach teamwork, problem-solving, critical thinking, and troubleshooting by presenting participants with challenges that ignite their natural drive to problem-solve. Breakouts are perfect for classrooms, staff trainings, dinner parties, and at home with the family! At the end of a Breakout, your players will be eager for the next! Speciality K-12 Breakouts can be used to teach core academic subjects including math, science, history, language arts and have embedded standards that apply problem-solving strategies within a real world OR collaborative context.  

Monday March 13, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
Lake Delton Board Room

9:15am

Coding, Digital Citizenship and the 4C’s
Coding, digital citizenship, collaboration and innovation are the new necessary skills that need to find place in today's curriculum. Learn how one district makes this possible. Rather you are a media specialist, classroom teacher or technology integrator this session will allow you to increases your students experiences, exposures, and skill sets to the world beyond your classroom. Various resources and tools will be shared to include both coding, digital citizenship while embracing the 4C’s in your classroom. From kindergarten to middle school help your students learn the skills for tomorrow’s jobs.

Speakers
avatar for David Lockstein

David Lockstein

IT Director, Montello School District
avatar for Agnieszka Salter

Agnieszka Salter

Instructional Technology Specialist, Montello School District
Agnieszka Salter is the Instructional Technology Specialist for Montello School District. Aggie is a Google Educator and Google Education Trainer, iPad/Tablet and Flipped Classroom certified educator who provides training for various districts. Aggie has spent several years as the Technology Integration Leadership Program Coach and presented at DeICe, Google Summits, SLATE, Summer Spark and WiscNet and is one of the EdCampMadWI organizers... Read More →


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Monday March 13, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
Sandstone 3

9:15am

What's New for Admin?
The joy and pain of G Suite for Education is that you live in BETA. Google makes changes and as admins, it is our job to stay on top of it. This session will look at what is new for admins. Some are minor, others are major. Keep yourself current and attend this session.

Speakers
avatar for Lance Lennon

Lance Lennon

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


Monday March 13, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
Wilderness 1

9:15am

A+ Integration: Changing Attitude, Achievement and Assessment through Authentic Audiences
We want our students to create quality work with an attitude that portrays that what they’re doing matters. Far too often, students feel that their work is trivial, thus they do the bare minimum to get the projects done. As teachers, we strive to change this mindset. It is essential to show students that what they do in school has meaning and value outside the four walls of our classrooms. This session will focus on tools and strategies that will help increase student engagement and performance by using authentic audiences. As a technology coach, I have seen first hand how students' engagement dramatically increases when they know their work will have a real audience. Come learn how to successfully integrate technology to make student work significant and meaningful.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Averbeck

Jamie Averbeck

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Ashwaubenon School District
Follow me @AverbeckTech
avatar for Mandy Schroeder

Mandy Schroeder

Technology Integration Coach, Ashwaubenon Public Schools
I work with all learners to help determine the best use of technology in the classroom in order to grow innovative thinkers. I am the technology integration coach for 4K through 12th grade in Ashwaubenon, WI. I am also a Certified Google Educator and a Seesaw Ambassador.


Monday March 13, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
Wilderness 4

9:15am

Manage Your Life, Classroom, and Work With Free Google API Tools
Throw away the sticky notes stuck below your keyboard, say goodbye to lost files and documents in the analog and digital world, manage a personalized classroom of 40 students doing 40 different tasks at once, and/or plan a wedding or birthday party. It's all possible with free tools that sync with Drive for immediate file access, and give you the ability to save to your Google Calendar. This session WILL get you organized and inspired.

Speakers
avatar for Cory Klinge

Cory Klinge

Instructional Excellence Coordinator, Eden Prairie Schools
Cory Klinge has 15 years of education and technology experience. He is an Instructional Excellence Coordinator for Eden Prairie Schools in Eden Prairie, MN. Cory earned his Masters of Arts in Education at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. He is an adjunct instructor at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls and University of Wisconsin - Stout. A former American & World History teacher, Cory is now a Google Certified Trainer, a Google... Read More →


Monday March 13, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
Tundra C/D

9:15am

Supporting the Standards for Mathematical Practice with Google Classroom
An often forgotten part of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, the Standards for Mathematical Practice are just as important as the content standards. They provide a guide for how teachers can work to develop students as strong mathematical thinkers and problem solvers. In this session, we will discuss what the standards mean, and then look at resources and exercises that can be used by teachers to support these standards. Google Classroom will help us organize and distribute resources, provide a mechanism for student collaboration, and allow for effective feedback to students.

Speakers
avatar for James Eichmiller

James Eichmiller

Director of Innovative Technology and Learning, Downers Grove Grade School District 58
James Eichmiller is the Director of Innovative Technology and Learning for Downers Grove Grade School District 58.


Monday March 13, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
Tundra A/B

9:15am

Browser Battle - Why Chrome Reigns Supreme?
So much of our technology lives are spent living within a browser. In the battle of browsers, why get caught in one that slows you down or throws too much at you? During this session, we will explore why Google Chrome reigns supreme.  Apps, Extensions, Omnibox, Incognito and accessibility to your connected Google services are just some of many the features of Chrome which put the smackdown on every other browser.  Participants will walk away with some tips and tricks as well as a better of understanding as to how to take full advantage of Google Chrome and how it can have an impactful difference in your online experience.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Fekete

Andy Fekete

Instructional Technology Specialist, Indian Prairie School District 204
Andy Fekete is an Instructional Technology Specialist from Indian Prairie School District 204. Andy has served in his current position for four years. Prior to becoming an Instructional Technology Specialist, Andy taught for eight years as an elementary educator. His passion lies in the use of educational technology to increase student learning outcomes as well as enhance teacher productivity and efficiency. He works to develop and facilitate... Read More →


Monday March 13, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
Glacier A/B

9:15am

Avenge Your Gmail!
We all fall into that trap where our Gmail gets away from us! It’s time to heed the call and take all of that back as you work your way from SHIELD Agent to full fledged Avenger! Suit up and strap in as we explore features in Gmail that you can use to become a hero of all things messaging. Digital badges can be earned during this session as well! Gmail Avengers Assemble!

Speakers
avatar for Chad Kafka

Chad Kafka

Technology Integration Specialist, Franklin Public Schools
Chad Kafka works as a district Technology Integration Specialist for Franklin Public Schools in Wisconsin where he collaborates with teachers to enhance students' learning. Chad enjoys presenting and networking with educators at the state and national level. Chad has presented for ISTE, WEMTA, SLATE, CUE, MWGS, and has co-chaired the first four years of edCampMKE. He is honored to be a part of the Google Certified Teacher/Trainer and Apple... Read More →


Monday March 13, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
Wilderness 2/5

9:15am

New Google Sites: Beyond Websites, Structuring Inquiry Based Learning
This session provides educators with the necessary supports to allow students to use the new Google Sites. Specifically, we will focus on a brief overview of the new Google Sites’ features and then provide instructional strategies for structuring inquiry based learning experiences. The New Google Sites tool is a great way for educators to scaffold projects, while still affording learners opportunities for personalization. We will also connect to how other G-Suite apps can be integrated into these student sites.

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Haebig

Caroline Haebig

Digital Learning Coordinator, School District of New Berlin
Bio | Caroline D. Haebig currently is the Digital Learning Coordinator for the School District of New Berlin, a pK-12 district, in New Berlin, WI. She leads teachers, instructional coaches and administrators to improve how students engage in the learning process.  Haebig creates professional learning supports for educators and collaborates with teachers to redefine learning experiences using technology. Specifically, Haebig has been... Read More →


Monday March 13, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
Tundra E/F

9:15am

OK Google, What's New?
Things are getting better all the time! Come learn about some of the recent updates to Google for Education you can use with other educators and students! We will explore Google Cast for Education, Quizzes, Expeditions, and updates to Sites, Slides and Classroom to get started. Bring your questions and we'll try to get some answers.

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Behmer

Stacy Behmer

Coordinator of Digital Learning, Grant Wood AEA
Stacy is a Google for Education Certified Innovator and Google for Education Certified Trainer and enjoys learning from and with students new ways to incorporate technology in teaching and learning!


Monday March 13, 2017 9:15am - 10:15am
Sandstone 8/9

10:30am

I Do! The Marriage of Literacy and Digital Learning
Literacy and digital learning go hand in hand! During this session, participants will hear about ways to merge the two worlds together. The presenter will give several lesson ideas for writing, reading, and speaking/listening, and then the group will work in grade level bands to brainstorm additional ideas for integration.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Zurawski

Jen Zurawski

Library Media/Instructional Technology Specialist, West De Pere School District
Jen Zurawski is a Library Media/Instructional Technology Specialist for the School District of West De Pere. Jen has a passion for creatively blending the world of literacy and technology. She has presented at local, state, and national conferences on a variety of topics including Google Apps for Education, YouTube in the Classroom, and Google Hangouts. You can find her on Twitter at @tweets2jen or on Instragram at @wwlibrary.


Monday March 13, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Wilderness 4

10:30am

Digital Storytelling- Let’s explore the power of for visual creation!
Harness the power of Google Apps for Education GAFE to create a multitude of audio and video projects. Give students a voice in your classroom, provide alternative methods to demonstrate mastery, and create opportunities for peer evaluation. In this session, we will explore how to create audio-video projects that showcase student learning. Participants will learn a variety of tools to create products of learning and explore tools to create their own products to take back to their classrooms. We will look at the process from creation to award shows and all the steps in between. The use of Google Slides, Forms, Classroom, Docs and more will be infused into this session to produce dynamic learning products. The session would be a show and share and then participants creating their own products.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Brazeau

Ben Brazeau

Technology Integrator, Green Bay Area Public Schools
Ben Brazeau recently transitioned from being a high school social studies teacher to the role of Technology Integrator.  He has infused technology to create engaging lessons for students for over 15 years.  Ben is a huge proponent of Dave Burgesses’ Teach Like a Pirate, using Genius Hour, and of course Gamification to create student engagement for all students.  He is moderator of wo Twitter chats, #sstlap focused on using Teach Like a... Read More →


Monday March 13, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Sandstone 3

10:30am

Gamify EVERYTHING with Google Tools
Join me for a totally "geeked-out" gamified session experience where you will learn how to leverage Google Sites, Sheets, Docs and more to gamify your classroom. Quality pedagogy will be our star pilot, but good old fashioned fun will be our goal as we explore how to get students excited, motivated, and engaged in your class. Finally, as with all of my sessions, you'll leave with a ton of usable templates, tools, and resources to use however you see fit.

Speakers
avatar for Cory Klinge

Cory Klinge

Instructional Excellence Coordinator, Eden Prairie Schools
Cory Klinge has 15 years of education and technology experience. He is an Instructional Excellence Coordinator for Eden Prairie Schools in Eden Prairie, MN. Cory earned his Masters of Arts in Education at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. He is an adjunct instructor at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls and University of Wisconsin - Stout. A former American & World History teacher, Cory is now a Google Certified Trainer, a Google... Read More →


Monday March 13, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Tundra C/D

10:30am

Getting Schooled in Google Classroom
Jump into using Google Classroom in this hands-on session. We'll start by going over the basic capabilities and then you'll get your feet wet as test-students in a live Google Classroom. After practicing a bit, you'll have a chance to start your own Classroom and begin planning for ways to use it in your own classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Aliaa Ibrahim

Aliaa Ibrahim

Technology Integration Specialist, Evanston Township High School
Aliaa Kamara-Ibrahim is a driven educator always on the hunt for the best ways to engage students in learning. She searches for the most effective ways to integrate technology as an engaging and valuable tool for the learning experience. She implements the use of smart boards, iPads, Chromebooks, the flipped classroom among other forms of engaging tools and methods across the curriculum. She currently serves as a technology integration specialist... Read More →
avatar for Mina Marien

Mina Marien

Instructional Technology Specialist, Latin Teacher, Evanston Township High School
Mina Marien is an Instructional Technology Specialist at Evanston Township High School, where she previously taught Latin for five years. She is an avid learner and Google Education Trainer.


Monday March 13, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Wilderness 2/5

10:30am

Learn to Code with Google Apps Script
Google Apps Script is a simple to use tool can enhance Google Apps in a countless number of ways. It is based on javascript, and because the code is developed and run online, it is very simple for beginners to develop applications. This is significant, because if the barriers to application development are lowered, people with strong backgrounds in education (and not necessarily in computer science) could develop relevant, effective learning and productivity applications.

After this session, participants will understand what Google Apps Script is, and what it is capable of. You will know how to find and interpret documentation, and where to access tutorials other learning materials. You will write several short scripts that demonstrate how this simple tool can extend Google Apps.

This session will be very hands on, with your fingers on the keyboard, learning through exploration.

Speakers
avatar for James Eichmiller

James Eichmiller

Director of Innovative Technology and Learning, Downers Grove Grade School District 58
James Eichmiller is the Director of Innovative Technology and Learning for Downers Grove Grade School District 58.


Monday March 13, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Tundra A/B

10:30am

Enhancing Student-Centered Learning with Inquiry
This session will focus on student-centered learning that is driven by inquiry-based learning. Inquiry-based learning is an active learning approach that focuses on questioning, critical thinking, and problem solving. Utilizing inquiry-based learning within your classroom will promote student-centered learning and building student understanding and ownership of their learning. This session will focus on ways to integrate GAFE, Google Web Apps/Add-Ons, and iPad creation apps to support inquiry. We will look at the importance of “checking for understanding” and how formative assessment can be used to improve student achievement. During the session, we will also discuss the design principles for inquiry-based learning activities/projects and strategies for students to reflect and provide peer feedback. You’ll come away with hands-on experiences, sample lessons/activities, and best practices/classroom applications.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Schlie-Reed

Jennifer Schlie-Reed

Digital Learning Coach, School District of New Berlin
Jennifer Schlie-Reed is an ISTE Emerging Leader (2014), a Google Certified Innovator, a Google for Education Trainer and a PBS Digital Innovator (2015). She is a Digital Learning Coach in the School District of New Berlin and works with educators in grades K-12. She has also taught as an elementary library media teacher and a high school social studies teacher. Jennifer is an active member of the ISTE Young Educator Network (YEN) and... Read More →


Monday March 13, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Tundra E/F

10:30am

Personalize Learning with Google Arts and Culture!
Looking for ways to get kids excited about learning and to personalize their experiences? Look no further than the new and improved Google Arts and Cultural! The Institute is completely redesigned and is a user-friendly, immersive way to bring the world to our students. Using creation features already built into the Institute, students can create and share content while visiting places around the globe. Visit an art museum in Paris, take a journey through India, listen to a Holocaust survivor tell his story, or swim along the Great Barrier Reef all through the dynamic displays and resources in the Cultural Institute. After this hands on session you will have all that you need to get started the very next day!

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Lind

Tammy Lind

Technology Integration Coach, School District of South Milwaukee
Tammy Lind is currently a Technology Integration Coach in Southeastern Wisconsin. She is a Google Education Trainer and a Google Certified teacher. Tammy is also an Intel for Education Master teacher. | Prior to becoming a technology integration coach Tammy worked as an elementary classroom teacher, a special education teacher and a math specialist in the Milwaukee Public and South Milwaukee School Districts. It was during her time as a special... Read More →


Monday March 13, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Sandstone 8/9

10:30am

Share Your Story: Podcasting with Chromebooks
Storytelling allows your students to express thoughts, ideas, and emotions in a multitude of forms. By using their voice in the form of Podcasting, students are given a creative outlet that allows interaction between peers and community through the broadcast of published work. The Podcasting process allows students develop creativity, work as a team, and communicate a story as they create rich, multimedia-driven and authentic projects. During this session we will break down the steps necessary in bringing Podcasting to your classroom, and will learn how to use the web-based tool, SoundTrap. You will walk away with tips and tricks on the Podcasting process as well as ways to implement this project type into your own learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Corey Holmer

Corey Holmer

Educational Technologist, Lake Forest High School SD 115
Corey Holmer is a Google Certified Innovator and authorized Google for Education Certified Trainer who leverages educational technologies to engage all learners. Corey has been recognized by the ISTE organization as the 2015 Outstanding Young Educator for his work in coaching and integrating technology into the classroom. Most recently Corey became a TED-Ed Innovative Educator, helping students spread their big ideas. Corey supports district... Read More →


Monday March 13, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Wilderness 1

12:30pm

Lunch
Monday March 13, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Sandstone Ballroom

1:30pm

Breakout EDU
Must be registered on EventBrite to attend this session. https://spring2017mwgsbreakoutedu.eventbrite.com

Breakout EDU creates ultra-engaging learning games for people of all ages. Games (Breakouts) teach teamwork, problem-solving, critical thinking, and troubleshooting by presenting participants with challenges that ignite their natural drive to problem-solve. Breakouts are perfect for classrooms, staff trainings, dinner parties, and at home with the family! At the end of a Breakout, your players will be eager for the next! Speciality K-12 Breakouts can be used to teach core academic subjects including math, science, history, language arts and have embedded standards that apply problem-solving strategies within a real world OR collaborative context.  

Monday March 13, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Lake Delton Board Room

1:30pm

Spreadsheets 101
Speakers
avatar for Chad Frerichs

Chad Frerichs

Director of Technology, Spirit Lake CSD
Chad Frerichs is the Director of Technology for a 1:1 school district in Iowa. Chad is a scripting geek who loves to automate processes using Google Scripting. Chad also enjoys showing teachers how to utilize Google Apps to make their lives easier and more organized. For Chad Ed Tech is not a job, it is just what he does.


Monday March 13, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Sandstone 3

1:30pm

GSuite and the Writing Process
This session will take a look at how GSuite tools can be leveraged to make the writing process more seamless and effective. Geared towards secondary teachers, this session will take participants through a variety of tools and strategies that help both teachers and students work smarter, not harder. From Docs to Forms to Hangouts to Add-Ons we'll look at tools that improve workflow, hold thinking, and facilitate feedback loops, encouraging students to thoughtfully craft, purposefully revise and proudly publish and share their work.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Aquino

Katie Aquino

Instructional Coach, Leyden High School District 212
Katie Aquino is passionate about helping teachers and students connect with the world around them through the authentic use technology. Katie’s classroom teaching experience has all been at the high school level; 3 years in Missouri and 11 in Illinois. Currently, Katie is an instructional coach in the Leyden High School District outside of Chicago. Katie works with teachers to help create compelling instruction and engaged students. She has not... Read More →


Monday March 13, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Wilderness 4

1:30pm

Math Tools for Google Chrome

Math Tools for Google Chrome

GeoGebra, Desmos, and gMath are outstanding mathematics tools that are available as Google Chrome Web Apps or Add-ons with Google Drive integration. This means that students can create and explore with these free web-based mathematical tools with the added benefit of Google Drive’s sharing capabilities and anywhere access.

GeoGebra (geogebra.org) is dynamic geometry software, similar to Geometer’s Sketchpad. Desmos (desmos.com) is a beautiful, browser based graphing calculator that makes traditional graphing calculators look like a slide rule.

In this hands on session you will be learn how to get started with each of these apps, along with some examples how how they can be incorporated into your mathematics curriculum.

GeoGebra and Desmos are free tools that can be used for mathematical exploration and learning on nearly any device. GeoGebra (geogebra.org) is dynamic geometry software, similar to Geometer’s Sketchpad. Desmos (desmos.com) is a beautiful, browser based graphing calculator that makes traditional graphing calculators look like a slide rule. In this hands on session you will be learn how to get started with each of these apps, along with some examples how how they can be incorporated into your mathematics curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for James Eichmiller

James Eichmiller

Director of Innovative Technology and Learning, Downers Grove Grade School District 58
James Eichmiller is the Director of Innovative Technology and Learning for Downers Grove Grade School District 58.


Monday March 13, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Tundra A/B

1:30pm

Google Apps Strategies for School Administrators
Speakers
avatar for Henry Thiele

Henry Thiele

Superintendent, Community High School District 99
Dr. Henry (Hank) Thiele is the Superintendent for Community High School District 99 in Downers Grove Illinois where he serves 5000 high school students and 700 staff members. Prior to that role he served as Assistant Superintendent for Technology and Learning in the Maine 207 Schools in Park Ridge, IL. Hank started out as a high school science and music teacher and as a building technology coordinator. Hank has been a featured presenter at... Read More →


Monday March 13, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Wilderness 2/5

1:30pm

GSFE Security
We put thousands of student data points and records into the cloud. I will discuss how ACSD tries to secure our GSFE world.

Speakers
avatar for Karl Hehr

Karl Hehr

Director of Technology, Ames CSD
Tech director @ Ames CSD. Passionate, driven & outspoken advocate for change in education. Apple fanboy, CCA, DEN Star Educator & Google Certified Trainer.


Monday March 13, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Tundra C/D

1:30pm

My Maps
Learn how to customize and edit your own maps by creating place marks, polygons and paths. We’ll get a little geeky and import our own data to create rich multi-layered maps.

Speakers
avatar for Lance Lennon

Lance Lennon

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


Monday March 13, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Tundra E/F

1:30pm

Go Go Gadgets
Come see and experience all of the interesting technology gadgets that are trending currently. Some are educational and some are just plain amazing to see in action. If you are a gadget person who loves to see the coolest educational and personal technologies around, then this is the session for you. Disclaimer: Impulsive buyers beware! Don't bring your wallet to this session because you will end up maxing out your credit card.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Jaber

Michael Jaber

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Sheboygan Area School District
Michael Jaber is a nationally recognized Google Certified Trainer and Google Certified Innovator who has worked closely with the Google Education Team and presented at numerous conferences across the country, as a keynote, and as a featured presenter. Michael has a long history within education. He spent 18 years in the classroom as a social studies teacher, which eventually transitioned into a technology coaching role, and now leads the... Read More →


Monday March 13, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Sandstone 8/9

1:30pm

Cal Cal Land - Google Calendar gets its own session!
Can a presenter really talk about GCal for an hour? Spoiler alert: Probably not. However, we will certainly try and in the process, we’ll share all the ways that Google Calendar can help manage one’s personal and work life balance, how students can use Calendar to organize their homework, and how schools can use GCal to manage rooms, carts, parent-teacher conferences, and more. If time remains, we’ll delve into how GCal fits into accomplishing the mission of Inbox Zero. You’ll walk away with a colorful, organized, and detailed Google Calendar for you and/or your school.

Speakers
avatar for David Chan

David Chan

Director of Instructional Technology, Evanston Township High School
David Chan is currently the Director of Instructional Technology at Evanston Township High School (ETHS). In his first year, he led the District's 1:1 Digital Learning Initiative where over 800 Chromebooks were deployed to all incoming Freshmen. In just three years, the District is now completely 1:1 and includes a full scale student tech support center (ChromeZone) and a credit earning class (Information Technology Internship). David taught... Read More →


Monday March 13, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Wilderness 1

1:30pm

Crafting Creators: Using GSuite Tools to Develop Independence & Innovation
In this session, attendants will learn the many GSuite tools and tips used to facilitate students in the design process as they work on their own Genius Hour/20% Time Projects or other independent learning. From identifying problems, proposing solutions, research and evaluation, the GSuite Apps, Add-Ons and Extensions can make the process easier, more productive and more collaborative for students and teachers. Everyone will leave this session with something new that they can bring to their classrooms today!

Speakers
avatar for Jen Buelow

Jen Buelow

Jen is in her fifteenth year of teaching junior high English/Language Arts, including co-taught special education and advanced/gifted learners in the Chicago suburbs. She led the 1:1 Chromebook pilot in Community Consolidated School District 15 which is now embracing a full 1:1 initiative for junior highs. As a National Board Certified Teacher and a Level 2 Google Certified Educator and Google Certified Trainer, she is passionate about the... Read More →


Monday March 13, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Glacier A/B

2:45pm

Breakout EDU
Must be registered on EventBrite to attend this session. https://spring2017mwgsbreakoutedu.eventbrite.com

Breakout EDU creates ultra-engaging learning games for people of all ages. Games (Breakouts) teach teamwork, problem-solving, critical thinking, and troubleshooting by presenting participants with challenges that ignite their natural drive to problem-solve. Breakouts are perfect for classrooms, staff trainings, dinner parties, and at home with the family! At the end of a Breakout, your players will be eager for the next! Speciality K-12 Breakouts can be used to teach core academic subjects including math, science, history, language arts and have embedded standards that apply problem-solving strategies within a real world OR collaborative context.  

Monday March 13, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Lake Delton Board Room

2:45pm

Automate Classroom Processes with Google Sheets and Autocrat
Sick and tired of spending valuable planning time performing mundane and arduous tasks? Want to streamline classroom efficiency? Google Sheets, Autocrat, and Corey are here for you. In this hands-on session, users will learn the basics of Autocrat, a Google Sheets Add-on that allows mass creation of personalized documents, runs mail merges, and provides individualized student feedback. You will be amazed how simple it is to be a Google Sheets and Autocrat wizard.

Speakers
avatar for Corey Holmer

Corey Holmer

Educational Technologist, Lake Forest High School SD 115
Corey Holmer is a Google Certified Innovator and authorized Google for Education Certified Trainer who leverages educational technologies to engage all learners. Corey has been recognized by the ISTE organization as the 2015 Outstanding Young Educator for his work in coaching and integrating technology into the classroom. Most recently Corey became a TED-Ed Innovative Educator, helping students spread their big ideas. Corey supports district... Read More →


Monday March 13, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Tundra A/B

2:45pm

Android Apps on Chrome
FINALLY, we can use Android Apps on Chrome! See how to use and deploy Android apps to approved Chrome devices.

Speakers
avatar for Karl Hehr

Karl Hehr

Director of Technology, Ames CSD
Tech director @ Ames CSD. Passionate, driven & outspoken advocate for change in education. Apple fanboy, CCA, DEN Star Educator & Google Certified Trainer.


Monday March 13, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Tundra C/D

2:45pm

Connecting the Google Classroom Dots: Tips for Organizing & Maximizing Google Classroom & G-Suite

Google Classroom is a workflow solution that helps teachers create, assign, and collect student artifacts paperlessly. We will explore ways teachers can easily set up their Google Classroom and integrate Docs, Drive, and Gmail to create assignments, provide feedback for in progress and completed work, as well as to allow students to ask powerful questions and engage in dialogues for learning.

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Haebig

Caroline Haebig

Digital Learning Coordinator, School District of New Berlin
Bio | Caroline D. Haebig currently is the Digital Learning Coordinator for the School District of New Berlin, a pK-12 district, in New Berlin, WI. She leads teachers, instructional coaches and administrators to improve how students engage in the learning process.  Haebig creates professional learning supports for educators and collaborates with teachers to redefine learning experiences using technology. Specifically, Haebig has been... Read More →


Monday March 13, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Tundra E/F

2:45pm

Achievement Unlocked: Chrome Productivity
This session will highlight features, functions and strategies for the use of Chrome that you and students can utilize for everyday use. We will cover ways to set Chrome up to be more productive for the individual. Extensions and apps will also be suggested to improve workflows. Come explore different ways you can maximize Chrome to its fullest potential! (Note: this session is aimed at using Chrome on a laptop or Chromebook)

Speakers
avatar for Chad Kafka

Chad Kafka

Technology Integration Specialist, Franklin Public Schools
Chad Kafka works as a district Technology Integration Specialist for Franklin Public Schools in Wisconsin where he collaborates with teachers to enhance students' learning. Chad enjoys presenting and networking with educators at the state and national level. Chad has presented for ISTE, WEMTA, SLATE, CUE, MWGS, and has co-chaired the first four years of edCampMKE. He is honored to be a part of the Google Certified Teacher/Trainer and Apple... Read More →


Monday March 13, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Wilderness 2/5

2:45pm

Everything About Slides That's Not a Presentation
Use Google Slides to get creative! Design posters, flyers, newsletters, handouts, student projects, and a lot more. Stop creating things in Word and Publisher and see how easy it is to place images and text exactly where you want to, utilizing Slides. Learn how you can use Slides outside of a presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Gross

Jessica Gross

Web Content Coordinator, CESA 5
Jessica is the webmaster and web guru at CESA 5, offering professional experience and support with online and print marketing for CESA 5 departments and school districts. Jessica holds a BA in Legal Studies from University of Wisconsin - Madison and has been with CESA 5 since early 2012. She is a certified Adobe Trainer, and a Google Certified Trainer and is very involved with Google products and providing training and support for the Google Apps... Read More →


Monday March 13, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Glacier A/B

2:45pm

Introduction to Awesome Tables
In this Awesome session you will learn how awesome Awesome Tables can be. We will have a peak at the different types of Awesome Tables and how you can use them to better visualize your data.

Speakers
avatar for Chad Frerichs

Chad Frerichs

Director of Technology, Spirit Lake CSD
Chad Frerichs is the Director of Technology for a 1:1 school district in Iowa. Chad is a scripting geek who loves to automate processes using Google Scripting. Chad also enjoys showing teachers how to utilize Google Apps to make their lives easier and more organized. For Chad Ed Tech is not a job, it is just what he does.


Monday March 13, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Sandstone 3

2:45pm

Rogue One (to One) - Reflecting on 3 years into a 1:1 Chromebook Deployment
Whether you’ve been 1:1 for a few years or are considering rolling out devices in a shared cart model, what are some use case scenarios, tips, and tricks on how to effectively use devices in your classroom? How does a school manage their fleet of Chromebooks, whether you have 10 or 10,000? And what about loaners, charging, and broken devices? We'll start with some practices observed in various classrooms and then share with each other what has worked and what hasn't in your own classrooms and schools. Walk away with some new ideas, attitudes, resources, as well as a network to bounce off ideas in the future.

Speakers
avatar for David Chan

David Chan

Director of Instructional Technology, Evanston Township High School
David Chan is currently the Director of Instructional Technology at Evanston Township High School (ETHS). In his first year, he led the District's 1:1 Digital Learning Initiative where over 800 Chromebooks were deployed to all incoming Freshmen. In just three years, the District is now completely 1:1 and includes a full scale student tech support center (ChromeZone) and a credit earning class (Information Technology Internship). David taught... Read More →


Monday March 13, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Wilderness 1

2:45pm

Using Chrome to Support Reading & Writing
Speakers
avatar for Stacy Behmer

Stacy Behmer

Coordinator of Digital Learning, Grant Wood AEA
Stacy is a Google for Education Certified Innovator and Google for Education Certified Trainer and enjoys learning from and with students new ways to incorporate technology in teaching and learning!


Monday March 13, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Sandstone 8/9

2:45pm

Thinking Outside the Docs: Using Google Slides & Drawings for Comics, Magazines, CYOAs, & More!
Google Slides and Drawings provide incredible options for students to create innovative demonstrations of knowledge. We will explore ways to create Choose-your-own-Adventure games, comic strips, interactive textbooks, magazines, movie poster templates, and even Pokemon Go character cards all within Google Slides and Drawings. Who even needs Google Docs?!

Speakers
avatar for Jon Spike

Jon Spike

Technology Integrator, GBAPS


Monday March 13, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Wilderness 4

4:00pm

 
Tuesday, March 14
 

7:30am

Continental Breakfast
Tuesday March 14, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Sandstone Ballroom

8:30am

Breakout EDU
Must be registered on EventBrite to attend this session. https://spring2017mwgsbreakoutedu.eventbrite.com

Breakout EDU creates ultra-engaging learning games for people of all ages. Games (Breakouts) teach teamwork, problem-solving, critical thinking, and troubleshooting by presenting participants with challenges that ignite their natural drive to problem-solve. Breakouts are perfect for classrooms, staff trainings, dinner parties, and at home with the family! At the end of a Breakout, your players will be eager for the next! Speciality K-12 Breakouts can be used to teach core academic subjects including math, science, history, language arts and have embedded standards that apply problem-solving strategies within a real world OR collaborative context.  

Tuesday March 14, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Lake Delton Board Room

8:30am

Make Your Learning Vision A Reality
Developing and sustaining a district vision can be a daunting task. Learn how Downers Grove High School District 99 refined its vision for students to become more Collaborative, Reflective, and Empowered. This is being accomplished through collaborative leadership, purposeful technology adoption, and “just in time” professional development.This vision has been bolstered through 1:1 Chromebook utilization and G Suite adoption. During the session, you will have an opportunity to share your vision for student learning and apply techniques to begin to realize that vision.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Lichtman

Lisa Lichtman

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Downers Grove North High School
Instructional technology coordinator & former CTE teacher.
avatar for Jon Orech

Jon Orech

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Downers Grove South High School
Jon Orech taught English and coached football for 24 years before becoming the instructional technology coordinator at Downers Grove South High School in Illinois. He also is an instructor for Aurora University where he teaches Graduate classes in Instructional Technology. In the classroom, he has always promoted innovations that increase student achievement. His presentations include a wide variety of topics including digital storytelling... Read More →
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Gina Ziccardi

Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning, Community High School District 99
Gina Ziccardi has been the Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning in District 99 for four years. She also served as the Associate Principal for Curriculum and Instruction, Social Studies Department Chair, and social studies teacher. This is her twenty-sixth year in education.


Tuesday March 14, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Glacier A/B

8:30am

Collaboration and the Cloud
Too often the critics of school cite technology as a tool to distract and isolate rather than one that is crucial for critical thinking and collaboration. This session will introduce attendees to structures and tools that will help them integrate meaningful collaboration into the 1:1 classroom. Using tools such as GSuite, Padlet, Hangouts, DocentEDU, Actively Learn and more along with the tenets of cooperative learning, attendees will leave with methods and resources that will help them infuse technology and collaboration in their own classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Aquino

Katie Aquino

Instructional Coach, Leyden High School District 212
Katie Aquino is passionate about helping teachers and students connect with the world around them through the authentic use technology. Katie’s classroom teaching experience has all been at the high school level; 3 years in Missouri and 11 in Illinois. Currently, Katie is an instructional coach in the Leyden High School District outside of Chicago. Katie works with teachers to help create compelling instruction and engaged students. She has not... Read More →


Tuesday March 14, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Wilderness 4

8:30am

Formative Assessments (& MORE) with Seesaw
It has never been easier to have e-portfolios in your classroom! Seesaw is a one stop shop for parent communication, digital citizenship lessons, formative assessments, and much more! During this session, you will have a hands on experience with Seesaw to understand the impact that it can have in your school/classroom! ***Please download the app before you come if you are bringing in iPad/Tablet!

Speakers
avatar for Jen Zurawski

Jen Zurawski

Library Media/Instructional Technology Specialist, West De Pere School District
Jen Zurawski is a Library Media/Instructional Technology Specialist for the School District of West De Pere. Jen has a passion for creatively blending the world of literacy and technology. She has presented at local, state, and national conferences on a variety of topics including Google Apps for Education, YouTube in the Classroom, and Google Hangouts. You can find her on Twitter at @tweets2jen or on Instragram at @wwlibrary.


Tuesday March 14, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Wilderness 2/5

8:30am

Keep Yourself Organized with Google Keep
Google Keep is a powerful, collaborative note taking and task management resource that will help you and your students get organized and collaborate. Google Keep is so much more than just note-taking! Students can make and share notes, create task lists, and much more in a visually appealing and functional way. This hands on session will provide lots of ideas to get started using Google Keep with your kids AND for your own professional uses.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Lind

Tammy Lind

Technology Integration Coach, School District of South Milwaukee
Tammy Lind is currently a Technology Integration Coach in Southeastern Wisconsin. She is a Google Education Trainer and a Google Certified teacher. Tammy is also an Intel for Education Master teacher. | Prior to becoming a technology integration coach Tammy worked as an elementary classroom teacher, a special education teacher and a math specialist in the Milwaukee Public and South Milwaukee School Districts. It was during her time as a special... Read More →


Tuesday March 14, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Sandstone 8/9

8:30am

Stay Classy with Google Classroom!
Google Classroom, a valuable component of the G Suite for Education, was designed to help teachers create and collect assignments paperlessly.  Classroom includes time-saving features, such as the ability to automatically make a copy of a Google Drive file for each student. Classroom helps keep everyone organized through auto-created folders and naming conventions.  Since its launch, Classroom has become so much more than a workflow management platform!  During this hands-on interactive session, you will experience Google Classroom as a student as we explore Classroom and its application for you as a teacher.  We will explore the various components of Google Classroom from adding students to assigning and collecting content digitally.  Time will be spent exploring the updates to Classroom that make it a must-have tool for every teacher.  You will walk away with the information and support to be able to begin utilizing Google Classroom.  Stay “Class”y with Google Classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Andy Fekete

Andy Fekete

Instructional Technology Specialist, Indian Prairie School District 204
Andy Fekete is an Instructional Technology Specialist from Indian Prairie School District 204. Andy has served in his current position for four years. Prior to becoming an Instructional Technology Specialist, Andy taught for eight years as an elementary educator. His passion lies in the use of educational technology to increase student learning outcomes as well as enhance teacher productivity and efficiency. He works to develop and facilitate... Read More →


Tuesday March 14, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Sandstone 3

8:30am

Screencasting: Making Thinking Visible
Screencasting is a powerful way for students to visualize their thinking. This session will focus on integrating screencasting into your instructional practices and creating opportunities for students to demonstrate their understanding. Screencasting allows students to practice speaking and listening skills, give and receive feedback and self-reflect on their learning. Screencasting can be integrated across content areas to create meaningful learning experiences that engage your students and promote the 4Cs. This session will focus on effective strategies for embedding screencasting tools into your learning environment. We will explore apps that can be integrated with G-Suite for Education including Screencastify, Movenote, Explain Everything, Lensoo Create and Snagit. Using these tools allows students to create and publish authentic artifacts that demonstrate mastery of classroom content and learning goals. You’ll come away with hands-on experiences, sample lessons, and best practice-based classroom application.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Schlie-Reed

Jennifer Schlie-Reed

Digital Learning Coach, School District of New Berlin
Jennifer Schlie-Reed is an ISTE Emerging Leader (2014), a Google Certified Innovator, a Google for Education Trainer and a PBS Digital Innovator (2015). She is a Digital Learning Coach in the School District of New Berlin and works with educators in grades K-12. She has also taught as an elementary library media teacher and a high school social studies teacher. Jennifer is an active member of the ISTE Young Educator Network (YEN) and... Read More →


Tuesday March 14, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Tundra E/F

8:30am

What’s New with Google: Amplifying the 4C’s
The four C’s, communication, critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration, are the heart of an engaging, effective 21st century classroom. Experience this hands on session designed to introduce educators to some of Google’s newest tools all designed to bring the four C’s to life in the classroom. Come learn about how Google Classroom enhances communication by streamlining digital workflow and how Google Forms promotes critical thinking through its new quiz feature. See how Google Expeditions will spark creativity as students design and share landscapes and how Google Spaces improves collaboration by syncing all Google tools in one place. Not only will participants explore some of Google’s newest tools and features, they will also discover the direct correlation between Google and the four C’s, and will be prepared to increase student engagement, participation, and motivation.

Speakers
avatar for Corey Holmer

Corey Holmer

Educational Technologist, Lake Forest High School SD 115
Corey Holmer is a Google Certified Innovator and authorized Google for Education Certified Trainer who leverages educational technologies to engage all learners. Corey has been recognized by the ISTE organization as the 2015 Outstanding Young Educator for his work in coaching and integrating technology into the classroom. Most recently Corey became a TED-Ed Innovative Educator, helping students spread their big ideas. Corey supports district... Read More →


Tuesday March 14, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Wilderness 1

8:30am

Sharing Stories in Schools
Speakers
avatar for Henry Thiele

Henry Thiele

Superintendent, Community High School District 99
Dr. Henry (Hank) Thiele is the Superintendent for Community High School District 99 in Downers Grove Illinois where he serves 5000 high school students and 700 staff members. Prior to that role he served as Assistant Superintendent for Technology and Learning in the Maine 207 Schools in Park Ridge, IL. Hank started out as a high school science and music teacher and as a building technology coordinator. Hank has been a featured presenter at... Read More →


Tuesday March 14, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Tundra A/B

8:30am

What's new in Chromebooks
Right now there are TONS of new Chromebooks coming to market, which ones are best, which ones are toughest, which ones are fastest, what should I buy? We will talk tools, buying practices and what's new in the Chrome hardware world!

Speakers
avatar for Karl Hehr

Karl Hehr

Director of Technology, Ames CSD
Tech director @ Ames CSD. Passionate, driven & outspoken advocate for change in education. Apple fanboy, CCA, DEN Star Educator & Google Certified Trainer.


Tuesday March 14, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Tundra C/D

9:45am

Awesome Workflows
Using Google Apps and Awesome Tables to create super cool workflows can be very useful to you and a your district. Come to this session to find out just how cool you can become when making workflows that work.

Speakers
avatar for Chad Frerichs

Chad Frerichs

Director of Technology, Spirit Lake CSD
Chad Frerichs is the Director of Technology for a 1:1 school district in Iowa. Chad is a scripting geek who loves to automate processes using Google Scripting. Chad also enjoys showing teachers how to utilize Google Apps to make their lives easier and more organized. For Chad Ed Tech is not a job, it is just what he does.


Tuesday March 14, 2017 9:45am - 11:45am
Sandstone 3

9:45am

Engaging Minds One Clue at a Time
It's time for something new...are you ready? Inquiry-based learning, teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving and more - all wrapped up in a little box...literally! Begin by testing your skills and experiencing a Breakout box activity firsthand. Then, discover how to bring this experience back to your district. We will dive into the Breakout EDU community and explore the resources available to get you started, as well as go over how to use different Google tools to help you create your own Breakout experience. Come for the experience; leave ready to share the excitement in your district!

Speakers
avatar for Kim Gould

Kim Gould

Library Media Specialist, Frederic School District
I began my teaching career sharing my passion for creativity and learning through paint brushes, pencils and sculpture. From there, I allowed my passion for learning to take me in another direction. I landed in Frederic Wisconsin, where I've been the Library Media Specialist for the last 4 years. Here I have worked hard to transform my library into a place where students show their creativity not through paint brushes and pencils but rather by... Read More →



Tuesday March 14, 2017 9:45am - 11:45am
Tundra A/B

9:45am

Going Further With Google Photos
Heard of Google Photos but still haven’t tried it out yet? Come learn about what Google Photos has to offer and how you can use it both personally and professionally in your everyday life. We will look at how Google Photos works and how to make it work for you and send you on some photo taking activities around the Summit! We’ll also explore the newest features that Google Photos has to offer including the addition of the PhotoScan app by Google. (Note: This will be a hands on session where you will be using your mobile device (tablet or phone) to take photos but you should also bring a laptop or Chromebook so you can access your Google Photos online as well.)

Speakers
avatar for Chad Kafka

Chad Kafka

Technology Integration Specialist, Franklin Public Schools
Chad Kafka works as a district Technology Integration Specialist for Franklin Public Schools in Wisconsin where he collaborates with teachers to enhance students' learning. Chad enjoys presenting and networking with educators at the state and national level. Chad has presented for ISTE, WEMTA, SLATE, CUE, MWGS, and has co-chaired the first four years of edCampMKE. He is honored to be a part of the Google Certified Teacher/Trainer and Apple... Read More →


Tuesday March 14, 2017 9:45am - 11:45am
Wilderness 1

9:45am

Set your Sights on the New Google Sites
Roll up your sleeves and get hands-on with the new Google Sites! We start with a tour of the new features, review successful models, and learn power tips for making the most of Google’s newest addition to Google Apps, which Google calls “an effortless way to create beautiful sites.” Then we’ll dig into designing effective sites for use inside and outside of the classroom, and participants will walk away with fully-functional, fabulous websites! We welcome all Google App users; however, this session will be most productive for those who have access to the new Google Sites.

Speakers
avatar for Aliaa Ibrahim

Aliaa Ibrahim

Technology Integration Specialist, Evanston Township High School
Aliaa Kamara-Ibrahim is a driven educator always on the hunt for the best ways to engage students in learning. She searches for the most effective ways to integrate technology as an engaging and valuable tool for the learning experience. She implements the use of smart boards, iPads, Chromebooks, the flipped classroom among other forms of engaging tools and methods across the curriculum. She currently serves as a technology integration specialist... Read More →
avatar for Mina Marien

Mina Marien

Instructional Technology Specialist, Latin Teacher, Evanston Township High School
Mina Marien is an Instructional Technology Specialist at Evanston Township High School, where she previously taught Latin for five years. She is an avid learner and Google Education Trainer.


Tuesday March 14, 2017 9:45am - 11:45am
Wilderness 2/5

9:45am

Upgrade your GSuite Skills in Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms
Did you just learn about Google Drive and are ready to shed your “Newbie” badge? Are you feeling comfortable with the basics of creating and collaborating, but not quite ready to call yourself a “Ninja”? This hands-on session is for you, the true “Intermediate”, and for two hours, we’ll dig into at least four GSuite apps, searching for and sharing some of the more hidden (but just as important) features of Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms. Some sample topics may include: Drive Add-Ons, Conditional Formatting Rules, Polling in Slides, and Logic Branching.

Speakers
avatar for David Chan

David Chan

Director of Instructional Technology, Evanston Township High School
David Chan is currently the Director of Instructional Technology at Evanston Township High School (ETHS). In his first year, he led the District's 1:1 Digital Learning Initiative where over 800 Chromebooks were deployed to all incoming Freshmen. In just three years, the District is now completely 1:1 and includes a full scale student tech support center (ChromeZone) and a credit earning class (Information Technology Internship). David taught... Read More →


Tuesday March 14, 2017 9:45am - 11:45am
Wilderness 4

9:45am

Expeditions and Beyond!
Come see how learning can soar to new heights by using Google Expeditions! Then we will examine other ways to have students experience VR using Google Arts & Culture, 360 Videos, Google Street View and other cardboard apps! Finally, we'll think about how we can have students create their own 360 or VR experiences! Field trips don't have to be culminating activities anymore!

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Behmer

Stacy Behmer

Coordinator of Digital Learning, Grant Wood AEA
Stacy is a Google for Education Certified Innovator and Google for Education Certified Trainer and enjoys learning from and with students new ways to incorporate technology in teaching and learning!


Tuesday March 14, 2017 9:45am - 11:45am
Sandstone 8/9

9:45am

Where are they at?!: Visible Thinking Strategies & Formative Assessment
This session will provide an overview of specific visible thinking and formative assessment strategies that educators can take an use to check for understanding. We will show examples and examine how these tools and instructional strategies can best be used together to provide a meaningful learning experiences. Our goal is to have educators leave with a formative assessment activity they can directly implement into their classroom or next faculty meeting and professional learning session. We will leverage tools within Google Classroom, Google Forms and other features of Drive.

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Haebig

Caroline Haebig

Digital Learning Coordinator, School District of New Berlin
Bio | Caroline D. Haebig currently is the Digital Learning Coordinator for the School District of New Berlin, a pK-12 district, in New Berlin, WI. She leads teachers, instructional coaches and administrators to improve how students engage in the learning process.  Haebig creates professional learning supports for educators and collaborates with teachers to redefine learning experiences using technology. Specifically, Haebig has been... Read More →


Tuesday March 14, 2017 9:45am - 11:45am
Tundra E/F

9:45am

Advance Forms and More
This two hour workshop will be a hands on session covering Google forms. We will look at some advanced features including add-ons, branching forms, and quizzes. This workshop will discuss the differences between Quizzes and the add-on Flubaroo and when to choose one over the other. Come spend two hours having fun with forms.

Speakers
avatar for Lance Lennon

Lance Lennon

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


Tuesday March 14, 2017 9:45am - 11:45am
Tundra C/D

11:45am

Lunch
Tuesday March 14, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Sandstone Ballroom

12:45pm

Breakout EDU
Must be registered on EventBrite to attend this session. https://spring2017mwgsbreakoutedu.eventbrite.com

Breakout EDU creates ultra-engaging learning games for people of all ages. Games (Breakouts) teach teamwork, problem-solving, critical thinking, and troubleshooting by presenting participants with challenges that ignite their natural drive to problem-solve. Breakouts are perfect for classrooms, staff trainings, dinner parties, and at home with the family! At the end of a Breakout, your players will be eager for the next! Speciality K-12 Breakouts can be used to teach core academic subjects including math, science, history, language arts and have embedded standards that apply problem-solving strategies within a real world OR collaborative context.  

Tuesday March 14, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Lake Delton Board Room

12:45pm

Using Google's Newest Apps, Extensions and Classroom to Create Engaging, Relevant and Meaningful Classroom Activities
Technology is an outstanding tool for enhancing students learning experiences and student outcomes. Come together with fellow educators to discover new tools to create meaningful, engaging and relevant learning environment, that will transform your classroom. We will cover newest Google apps, extensions, and Google Classroom tools for all grades and subjects (yes even math).

Speakers
avatar for Agnieszka Salter

Agnieszka Salter

Instructional Technology Specialist, Montello School District
Agnieszka Salter is the Instructional Technology Specialist for Montello School District. Aggie is a Google Educator and Google Education Trainer, iPad/Tablet and Flipped Classroom certified educator who provides training for various districts. Aggie has spent several years as the Technology Integration Leadership Program Coach and presented at DeICe, Google Summits, SLATE, Summer Spark and WiscNet and is one of the EdCampMadWI organizers... Read More →


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Tuesday March 14, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Sandstone 3

12:45pm

Find your way with Google Maps
Google Maps is so much more than just finding directions and places to have dinner! Using extras like Tour Builder and Smarty Pins, Maps can become a very powerful classroom tool for your kids. During this session we will explore many of those extras that are available for use in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Lind

Tammy Lind

Technology Integration Coach, School District of South Milwaukee
Tammy Lind is currently a Technology Integration Coach in Southeastern Wisconsin. She is a Google Education Trainer and a Google Certified teacher. Tammy is also an Intel for Education Master teacher. | Prior to becoming a technology integration coach Tammy worked as an elementary classroom teacher, a special education teacher and a math specialist in the Milwaukee Public and South Milwaukee School Districts. It was during her time as a special... Read More →


Tuesday March 14, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Sandstone 8/9

12:45pm

Let's Explore Virtual Reality and Expeditions!
Virtual reality has opened up a world of possibilities for our staff and students! Come to this session to get some practical ideas about how to incorporate 360 videos and virtual reality into your school. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience Google Expeditions during the session. Please bring Google cardboard or a Viewmaster if you have one!

Speakers
avatar for Jen Zurawski

Jen Zurawski

Library Media/Instructional Technology Specialist, West De Pere School District
Jen Zurawski is a Library Media/Instructional Technology Specialist for the School District of West De Pere. Jen has a passion for creatively blending the world of literacy and technology. She has presented at local, state, and national conferences on a variety of topics including Google Apps for Education, YouTube in the Classroom, and Google Hangouts. You can find her on Twitter at @tweets2jen or on Instragram at @wwlibrary.


Tuesday March 14, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Wilderness 2/5

12:45pm

"Breakout" of the Rut: Bringing Student Choice, Voice, and Creativity Back
In this high-energy session, we will focus on some ed tech favorites: Breakout EDU, Google Apps for Education, a few cool tech tools, and student engagement. This Breakout EDU game will emphasize practical ways teachers can incorporate Google Apps for Education and other slick tech tools into their curriculum in creative ways, allowing for increased student voice, choice, and creation. There will be no sit and get here! You’ll experience. You'll learn. You'll create. You’ll work as a team. But, most importantly, you’ll have fun and gain ideas that can help transform and “unlock” creativity and engagement in your classroom. Come laugh. Come learn. Come Breakout!

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Brouchoud

Kristin Brouchoud

Technology Integration Specialist, Green Bay Area Public Schools
I love learning! Talk to me about classrooms, personalized learning, anything techie, and anything Google!


Tuesday March 14, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Wilderness 1

12:45pm

Empowering Students through Feedback & Reflection
Collaboration and communication through the implementation of digital learning practices help prepare all students to succeed as lifelong learners. Formative assessment can be used to improve student achievement and, when students receive descriptive feedback on their work, they are able to analyze what they have done well and identify areas for improvement. Digital Tools including G Suite for Education and iPad apps can provide students with effective tools to help learners receive and provide feedback, along with opportunities to reflect on the learning outcomes. This session will focus on checking for understanding and providing targeted feedback and opportunities for reflection through the use of G Suite for Education tools, G Suite Add-Ons, Web Apps and iPad Apps. We will also look at the use of digital portfolios with the app Seesaw to create opportunities for students to give and receive meaningful feedback. You’ll come away with hands-on experiences, sample lessons/activities, and best practices/classroom applications for creating growth in the use of feedback through designing digital learning experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Schlie-Reed

Jennifer Schlie-Reed

Digital Learning Coach, School District of New Berlin
Jennifer Schlie-Reed is an ISTE Emerging Leader (2014), a Google Certified Innovator, a Google for Education Trainer and a PBS Digital Innovator (2015). She is a Digital Learning Coach in the School District of New Berlin and works with educators in grades K-12. She has also taught as an elementary library media teacher and a high school social studies teacher. Jennifer is an active member of the ISTE Young Educator Network (YEN) and... Read More →


Tuesday March 14, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Tundra E/F

12:45pm

Digital Differentiation
Differentiation is not something that can be downloaded; however, thanks to digital tools like Google Drive and Google Classroom, creating differentiated learning experiences has never been more achievable. Attendees of this session will receive an overview of the basics of differentiation theory and then delve into ways technology tools can support instruction that meets the needs of a diverse audience of learners.

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Tita

Joseph Tita

Manager of Instructional Technology, Lake Park High School


Tuesday March 14, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Glacier A/B

12:45pm

Creating Karaoke Kids: Promoting Innovative Projects with GAFE and Digital Citizenship
Our students have entered a tipping point in internet culture - the era of negative commentary, cyber-bullying, and uncensored social media posts. So how do we cultivate "Karaoke Kids" - students who care about sharing their knowledge and giving judgement-free support to others who create?

In this session, we will talk about how to pursue innovative projects that encourage students to create projects that aim to teach others around the world, and how to breed a culture of supportive internet commentary through their peers' work. Topics will range from innovative video projects to creative visual arts, emphasizing Google Apps for Education and other tools that allow for commentary and sharing.

In addition, we will talk about how a "Karaoke Kid" culture inherently teaches Digital Citizenship without painful lectures and campy videos. Get ready to sing like no one's listening!

Speakers
avatar for Jon Spike

Jon Spike

Technology Integrator, GBAPS


Tuesday March 14, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Wilderness 4

12:45pm

New Tricks with GAM
Come and see all the new updates that have been added to GAM and how to leverage them in your GSFE environment.

Speakers
avatar for Karl Hehr

Karl Hehr

Director of Technology, Ames CSD
Tech director @ Ames CSD. Passionate, driven & outspoken advocate for change in education. Apple fanboy, CCA, DEN Star Educator & Google Certified Trainer.


Tuesday March 14, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Tundra C/D

12:45pm

21st Century Skills - How Google can help you provide Computer Science in K-12 Education
Are we preparing students for the jobs of the future and equipping them with the skills they need? Are you able to deliver computer science to your students today or are you looking for ways to do so? Join Google Certified Trainer and Innovator Michael Jaber for a discussion of computer science, why it’s important and how you can help your students learn about computer science and enhance their CS skills.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Jaber

Michael Jaber

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Sheboygan Area School District
Michael Jaber is a nationally recognized Google Certified Trainer and Google Certified Innovator who has worked closely with the Google Education Team and presented at numerous conferences across the country, as a keynote, and as a featured presenter. Michael has a long history within education. He spent 18 years in the classroom as a social studies teacher, which eventually transitioned into a technology coaching role, and now leads the... Read More →


Tuesday March 14, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Tundra A/B

2:00pm

MWGS Challenge
Come put your skills to the test! Team up to complete the MWGS Challenge.

Speakers

Tuesday March 14, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sandstone Ballroom

2:00pm

Unconference Topic 1 - Using Google Tools to Drive Collaboration
How do we connect using hyperdocs, Google Classroom, Google Sites and Google Communities to make learning experiences more student driven and collaborative. 


Tuesday March 14, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tundra A/B

2:00pm

Unconference Topic 2 - Best Practices for Professional Learning
What are some of the best strategies or activities for professional learning? What would you steer clear from? How do you foster a growth mindset for professional learning? Come discuss and learn from others. 

Tuesday March 14, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tundra C/D

2:00pm

Unconference Topic 3- Admin "How would you handle this scenario?"
Admin Console - "How would you handle this scenario?" People with various levels of experience/skill with Admin Console suggest scenarios, and for each one, take 3-5 minutes in which anyone present gives thoughts on how they would address that. (Could have an accompanying Doc in which people propose those ideas and summarize their responses.)

Tuesday March 14, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tundra E/F

2:00pm

Unconference Topic 4 - Engagement is not enough/ Personalized Learning
Engagement is not enough. How do we truly empower students to own their learning?
& What does "Personalized Learning" REALLY mean? is it attainable? Is it desirable? What does it look like? What are the barriers? How do you know it is successful?

Tuesday March 14, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sandstone 8/9