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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
 

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 Aggie Salter

Aggie Salter

ITS, CESA 5
Agnieszka Salter (@AggieSalterITS) is the Technology Integration Specialist for CESA5. 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... Read More →


GS2017 pdf

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

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
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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, MN
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 St Mary's... Read More →


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

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 & Media Services, Grant Wood Area Education Agency
Stacy is a former elementary and middle school teacher and also spent some time as a district technology director. She is currently the Coordinator of Digital Learning & Media Services at Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she works with a team of digital learning consultants... Read More →


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 Wathke

Jen Wathke

Library Media/Instructional Technology Specialist, School District of West De Pere
Jen 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... Read More →


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

1:30pm

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 Community Schools


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

Director of Technology, Eagle Grove Community Schools
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, an Apple Teacher, a Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Administrator, and a Google... Read More →


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
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Michael Jaber

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Sheboygan Area School District
Michael Jaber is the Coordinator of Instructional Technology for the Sheboygan Area School District in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Michael spent the first seventeen years of his career as a secondary social studies teacher for the Fond du Lac School District. After 17 years in the classroom... 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 D202
David S. Chan is the Director of Instructional Technology at Evanston Township High School (ETHS) where he oversees the libraries, media centers, and student tech support center. He is the project lead for the District's 1:1 Digital Learning Initiative.David is a Google for Education... Read More →


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

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

EdTech, Lake Forest High School
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... Read More →


Monday March 13, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Tundra 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, ADM CSD


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 D202
David S. Chan is the Director of Instructional Technology at Evanston Township High School (ETHS) where he oversees the libraries, media centers, and student tech support center. He is the project lead for the District's 1:1 Digital Learning Initiative.David is a Google for Education... 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 & Media Services, Grant Wood Area Education Agency
Stacy is a former elementary and middle school teacher and also spent some time as a district technology director. She is currently the Coordinator of Digital Learning & Media Services at Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she works with a team of digital learning consultants... Read More →


Monday March 13, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Sandstone 8/9
 
Tuesday, March 14
 

8:30am

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 Community Schools


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

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 & Media Services, Grant Wood Area Education Agency
Stacy is a former elementary and middle school teacher and also spent some time as a district technology director. She is currently the Coordinator of Digital Learning & Media Services at Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she works with a team of digital learning consultants... Read More →


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

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 Aggie Salter

Aggie Salter

ITS, CESA 5
Agnieszka Salter (@AggieSalterITS) is the Technology Integration Specialist for CESA5. 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... Read More →


GS2017 pdf

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

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 Wathke

Jen Wathke

Library Media/Instructional Technology Specialist, School District of West De Pere
Jen 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... Read More →


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

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