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On July 6, 7 and 8, 2016, Grant Wood AEA will be hosting a conference to celebrate and expand upon innovative classroom integration strategies for the iPad. Join us for three days of sessions and workshops that will guarantee exciting, hands-on learning experiences you can use to enhance teaching and learning in a K-12 classroom.

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Wednesday, July 6
 

8:00am

Registration
Wednesday July 6, 2016 8:00am - 8:45am
Conference Center

8:45am

Individual, Inc.
In everything we do in education, “personal” is a word, concept, and action that applies to our learning environment. It’s individual. It’s choice. It’s meaningful. At the same time, teachers and students can not live in a silo. We must be “incorporated”: introducing and sharing ideas and products into a body or mass as an integral part of the betterment of society.

Speakers

Wednesday July 6, 2016 8:45am - 10:00am
Spring

8:45am

Individual, Inc.
In everything we do in education, “personal” is a word, concept, and action that applies to our learning environment. It’s individual. It’s choice. It’s meaningful. At the same time, teachers and students can not live in a silo. We must be “incorporated”: introducing and sharing ideas and products into a body or mass as an integral part of the betterment of society.

Speakers

Wednesday July 6, 2016 8:45am - 10:00am
Revere/Stone

8:45am

Individual, Inc.
In everything we do in education, “personal” is a word, concept, and action that applies to our learning environment. It’s individual. It’s choice. It’s meaningful. At the same time, teachers and students can not live in a silo. We must be “incorporated”: introducing and sharing ideas and products into a body or mass as an integral part of the betterment of society.

Speakers

Wednesday July 6, 2016 8:45am - 10:00am
Winter

8:45am

Individual, Inc.
In everything we do in education, “personal” is a word, concept, and action that applies to our learning environment. It’s individual. It’s choice. It’s meaningful. At the same time, teachers and students can not live in a silo. We must be “incorporated”: introducing and sharing ideas and products into a body or mass as an integral part of the betterment of society.

Speakers

Wednesday July 6, 2016 8:45am - 10:00am
Autumn

10:15am

Breakout EDU 1
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.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Swantz

Beth Swantz

Digital Learning Consultant, GWAEA


Wednesday July 6, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Turner

10:15am

iPad 101
Your iPad just came out of the box...now what? We will walk through some thigns that are good for beginners to know: where are the settings? What are the settings? How do I set up email? Where do I get apps? There will be time for some FAQs!

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 →


Wednesday July 6, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Spring

10:15am

Get Your Game Face On at iPadU - Beginning
Let the games begin! Join the iPad U game and learn how to gamify your classroom. This introduction to gamification will provide you with the skill and tools you need to get your game on.

Find our presentation here: tinyurl.com/ipadugameon

 

Speakers
avatar for Mindy Cairney

Mindy Cairney

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood Area Education Association
Mindy has 15 years of teaching experience in the elementary classroom. She is passionate about helping teachers integrate technology with integrity. She co-hosts the Edtech Take Out podcast. Her current interests are Seesaw, Minecraft, gamification and badging, podcasting, and... Read More →
avatar for Gina Rogers

Gina Rogers

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Gina Rogers is a instructional technology consultant at Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Before accepting her position at GWAEA, Gina was a high school English and Language Arts teacher in two 1:1 districts in eastern Iowa. She taught everything from 9th grade ELA to College... Read More →


Wednesday July 6, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Winter

10:15am

Benefits of Blended Learning for Students, Teachers, Co-Teachers and Parents
Blended learning's benefits are multifaceted. Blended learning's effect on Students, Teachers, Parents and Co-Teachers will be discussed. Through research and trial and error, Paul Mugan has produced a blended biology classroom. He has been teaching with this blended format for seven years. Join him as he details the many benefits his learning community have enjoyed.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Mugan

Paul Mugan

Biology Teacher, Waverly Shell Rock High School
2016-17 will be my 26th year as a secondary science teacher. I'm a '91 Wartburg College grad. I completed a Masters in '08 through University of Wisconsin Stout's online program and it has influenced my teaching profoundly! Since then, I have been focused on Blended Learning and... Read More →


Wednesday July 6, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Revere/Stone

10:15am

Building Classroom Community with Voxer
In this session participants will explore the app Voxer as a means of building community and communication in the classroom. Participants will have time to play and practice, as well as share and discuss methods for classroom implementation. Examples will be provided, as well as numerous ideas for student use.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Pralle

Leslie Pralle

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
Prior to joining Prairie Lakes AEA as an Instructional Technology Consultant in August 2013, Leslie Pralle Keehn taught middle and high school Social Studies and middle school technology courses at Northeast Hamilton CSD in Blairsburg, Iowa. After taking on a leadership role in professional... Read More →


Wednesday July 6, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Grant Wood

10:15am

Organizing Content in a Flipboard Magazine
Flipboard Magazines provide you with an easy-to-manage tool for consuming and curating content for yourself or others. Whether you are looking for historical resources for your classroom or information on a new curriculum strategy for your staff, this multi-platform tool brings web-based content into a single spot. This hands on session will set you on a path to take control of your own learning and give you some tips on sharing that learning with students or colleagues.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Allen

Josh Allen

Technology Integration Specialist, Lewis Central CSD
Technology Integration Specialist for @LewisCentralCSD, Google for Education Certified Trainer, & co-host of the @DadsInEd podcast.


Wednesday July 6, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Autumn

11:15am

Lunch
Wednesday July 6, 2016 11:15am - 12:20pm
Conference Center

12:20pm

Capturing Learning on the Digital Playground
What do ePortfolios, blogs, authentic assessments, and parent communication all have in common? Seesaw. Finally, a tool that is so versatile and easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it! Discover 10 innovative ways students are using Seesaw to document their learning. Guided work time will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Nelson

Sarah Nelson

Consultant for School Improvement and Technology, Central Rivers AEA
Sarah Nelson works for Central Rivers AEA as a Consultant for School Improvement and Technology. Sarah has extensive experience as a presenter, facilitator, adult educator, and classroom teacher. She is passionate about utilizing Google tools to design and implement technology solutions... Read More →


Wednesday July 6, 2016 12:20pm - 2:20pm
Winter

12:20pm

Share Your Inner Awesome: Using Social Media to Connect with Families and Teachers
How are you sharing with stakeholders? Examples and ideas on how a few teachers are using social media to brand our school and share daily happenings from the classroom. We will focus on what we are sharing, platforms we are using to share, and how we know it works! What is ordinary to you might be extraordinary to others. Share your inner awesome!

Speakers
avatar for Kim Fisher

Kim Fisher

Kindergarten Teacher, Benton Community School District
Kim is a Kindergarten teacher at Keystone Elementary in the Benton Community School District.  Kim credits her background of teaching Special Education and Reading Recovery for her passion in making learning personalized and intentional.  Kim loves to share student journeys via... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Townsley

Andrea Townsley

School Improvement, Grant Wood AEA
I am a School Improvement Consultant through Grant Wood AEA. Previously, I have been an Instructional Coach and PD leader, as well as a 4th grade teacher. | Last year I added co-moderator to #IAedChat to my list of things which keep me busy, as well as reading and spending time... Read More →


Wednesday July 6, 2016 12:20pm - 2:20pm
Revere/Stone

12:20pm

Lessons from the Trenches: Year 1 with 1:1 High School iPads
Join a group of High School students and their Learning Design Coach for this hands-on session High Schoollighting lessons learned during our first year with 1:1 iPads at the High School level. You will learn about the strategies we used to orient our teachers and students to using iPads, tips/tricks for the day-by-day use, and must-have apps. Bring your iPad and be prepared to learn how to use these learning tools in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Glenda Seward

Glenda Seward

Learning Design Coach, Mid-Prairie CSD


Wednesday July 6, 2016 12:20pm - 2:20pm
Grant Wood

12:20pm

iPads in the Early Childhood Classroom
This workshop will focus on teaching early childhood educators ways to incorporate developmentally appropriate technology throughout their preschool and kindergarten day. Early Learning educators will be encouraged to think beyond the iPad center and learn how to use technology to enhance learning. Technology can be an important aspect of projects of study and this workshop will help Early Learning educators think about how they can bring technology into their daily schedule.

Speakers
avatar for Marisa Dahl

Marisa Dahl

Technology Consultant, Heartland Area Education Agency


Wednesday July 6, 2016 12:20pm - 2:20pm
Autumn

12:20pm

Showing What You Know Using Explain Everything - Advanced Training
Explain Everything Progression- Discover the "best first experience" with students to the second, third, and fourth experiences. Attendees will create products for their professional or personal life so that they can understand how students can best utilize the app. Learning the technology tool in a progressive manner helps to eventually make the learning not about the technology, but about the content and what the students are learning or creating.
Attendees will also learn about the four different exporting options: images, video, pdfs (eBooks, and projects.


Speakers

Wednesday July 6, 2016 12:20pm - 2:20pm
Spring

2:30pm

Breakout EDU 2
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.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Swantz

Beth Swantz

Digital Learning Consultant, GWAEA


Wednesday July 6, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Turner

2:30pm

iMovie in the Elementary
Learn how students can create videos in iMovie on the iPad. Young students can create projects using still images and record their voice and/or video.

Speakers
avatar for Bridget Speer

Bridget Speer

Library Media & Technology, Talented & Gifted Teacher, K-6, Benton Community Schools
I love books and sharing them with students! I am also the coordinator for the makerspace in my 4-6 grade building.
avatar for Andrea Townsley

Andrea Townsley

School Improvement, Grant Wood AEA
I am a School Improvement Consultant through Grant Wood AEA. Previously, I have been an Instructional Coach and PD leader, as well as a 4th grade teacher. | Last year I added co-moderator to #IAedChat to my list of things which keep me busy, as well as reading and spending time... Read More →


Wednesday July 6, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Winter

2:30pm

Formative Assessment Smackdown
Join us for the batte royale of formative assessment tools for the iPad. Contenters include Plickers, Quizziz, Kahoot, Formative and many more. Learn about how to use these tools and implement them into your classroom. Only the strong will survive!

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 →
avatar for Gina Rogers

Gina Rogers

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Gina Rogers is a instructional technology consultant at Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Before accepting her position at GWAEA, Gina was a high school English and Language Arts teacher in two 1:1 districts in eastern Iowa. She taught everything from 9th grade ELA to College... Read More →


Wednesday July 6, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Spring

2:30pm

iPad Apps to Tap into Creativity
How often are we allowing students to be creative with iPads? Come and learn about iPad apps that provide a great platform for students to get creative on the iPad.

Speakers
avatar for Amber Bridge

Amber Bridge

Digital Learning Consultant, Grant Wood Area Education Association
Digital Learning Consultant for Grant Wood AEA. Check out our YouTube Makerspace show, Think, Make, Innovate. #havefunmaking
avatar for Jason Marshall

Jason Marshall

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Digital Learning Consultant - Grant Wood AEA - @jmarsh77


Wednesday July 6, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Grant Wood

2:30pm

Investigating Blended Learning with Blended Learning
Blended Learning will be defined, its benefits explored and the development of a blended classroom in a High School biology course will be detailed. Participants will learn by interacting with the same blended learning system that the presenter’s students encounter in class so please bring your mobile device and be ready to go to work!
***Please bring a device that can access the internet for this session!

Speakers
avatar for Paul Mugan

Paul Mugan

Biology Teacher, Waverly Shell Rock High School
2016-17 will be my 26th year as a secondary science teacher. I'm a '91 Wartburg College grad. I completed a Masters in '08 through University of Wisconsin Stout's online program and it has influenced my teaching profoundly! Since then, I have been focused on Blended Learning and... Read More →


Wednesday July 6, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Revere/Stone

2:30pm

Augmented and Virtual Reality - Middle School, High School
Whether you’re interested in bringing the world around you to life or immersing yourself in a world far away, this session will provide you with some great resources for doing both! Come to learn the difference between augmented and virtual reality, how they can be used in a classroom setting, and go hands on with some of the apps.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Allen

Josh Allen

Technology Integration Specialist, Lewis Central CSD
Technology Integration Specialist for @LewisCentralCSD, Google for Education Certified Trainer, & co-host of the @DadsInEd podcast.


Wednesday July 6, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Autumn
 
Thursday, July 7
 

9:00am

Breakout EDU 3
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.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Swantz

Beth Swantz

Digital Learning Consultant, GWAEA


Thursday July 7, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Turner

9:00am

Learning Lounge 1
Stop in for a deeper dive into an app, time to allow your learning to connect with previous experience, or have a question answered by the DLGWAEA team

Speakers

Thursday July 7, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Grant Wood

9:00am

Podcasting is Easy in an iPad Classroom
Learn how (and why) podcasting with students is a worthwhile and engaging opportunity that has valuable curricular ties. Learn how to script, edit and share a podcast, and discover some tricks of the trade that are guaranteed to make your audio podcasts stand out from the rest.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Wylie

Jonathan Wylie

Digital Learning Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Jonathan Wylie is a Technology Consultant for Grant Wood AEA in Eastern Iowa. He helps schools integrate technology in an authentic and meaningful way. He is also the co-host of The Edtech Take Out podcast. You can connect with Jonathan on Twitter or via his blog at jonathanwylie... Read More →


Thursday July 7, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Revere/Stone

9:00am

Apps to Create on the iPad
If you are only using your iPad to consume content, you’re missing out on half the power! Having students create a product gives you a much better understanding of what they know than if they filled in bubbles on a worksheet. This session will cover of variety of apps that will allow students to quickly create a product and show what they really know!

Speakers
avatar for Josh Allen

Josh Allen

Technology Integration Specialist, Lewis Central CSD
Technology Integration Specialist for @LewisCentralCSD, Google for Education Certified Trainer, & co-host of the @DadsInEd podcast.


Thursday July 7, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Autumn

9:00am

Sifting Through The Massive Amounts of Information Using Flipboard
Flipboard is an amazing tool on the iPad that can gather resources from around the web: videos, tweets, blog posts, news articles pertaining to so many subjects. Efficiently organizing all the resources into "magazines" for future viewing is easy. Allowing students to be collaborators and contributors to specific magazines leads to concise resources specific to content. See how this process works with students as these resources lead into students creating TEDtalks, on stage in front of their peers.

Leave this session with the one best consumption tool that will help you discover resources for your content area which can lead to your students utilizing this amazing tool to discover their personal learning interests.

Speakers

Thursday July 7, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Spring

9:00am

Gamification: Don’t Forget these Basic Design Elements
Many students are highly motivated by games, particularly reluctant students. Use proven game design elements to leverage gaming in the classroom to differentiate and reinforce any content. Walk away with ready-to-use ideas to start gamifying your classroom today!


Speakers
avatar for Sarah Nelson

Sarah Nelson

Consultant for School Improvement and Technology, Central Rivers AEA
Sarah Nelson works for Central Rivers AEA as a Consultant for School Improvement and Technology. Sarah has extensive experience as a presenter, facilitator, adult educator, and classroom teacher. She is passionate about utilizing Google tools to design and implement technology solutions... Read More →


Thursday July 7, 2016 9:00am - 11:10am
Winter

10:10am

Breakout EDU 4
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.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Swantz

Beth Swantz

Digital Learning Consultant, GWAEA


Thursday July 7, 2016 10:10am - 11:10am
Turner

10:10am

Kids Can DIY
In this session we'll explore the resources at DIY.org! We'll participate in some hands-on activities, explore the site, see examples of classroom use, and discuss different ways that the tool might be used in the classroom. Come check out this great tool for flexible learning!

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Pralle

Leslie Pralle

Instructional Technology Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
Prior to joining Prairie Lakes AEA as an Instructional Technology Consultant in August 2013, Leslie Pralle Keehn taught middle and high school Social Studies and middle school technology courses at Northeast Hamilton CSD in Blairsburg, Iowa. After taking on a leadership role in professional... Read More →


Thursday July 7, 2016 10:10am - 11:10am
Revere/Stone

10:10am

PBS LearningMedia Student App
The PBS Student app is the ideal platform to watch and learn with videos, games and images from PBS and PBS KIDS content including resources from NOVA, DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD and the Ken Burns collection anytime, anywhere. Designed specifically for students in grades K-12, the app provides access to thousands of resources covering all subject areas, from math and science to English and social studies.

Speakers
avatar for Abby Brown

Abby Brown

Educational Outreach, Iowa Public Television
I'm an Educational Outreach Specialist at Iowa Public Television. My background is in Early Childhood Education. IPTV and PBS have great resources for children of all ages, in and out of school, all for FREE! Talk to me about how you can get free, customized PD for your school... Read More →


Thursday July 7, 2016 10:10am - 11:10am
Grant Wood

10:10am

Students as Authors
Sure, students can give oral presentations or read their poetry to their classmates. But why not let them create a book that can also be sent to parents and grandparents, other classes, or even content experts? Give students an authentic audience outside of your classroom! Take your writing projects a step further with easy-to-use apps that turn students’ basic presentations into a multimedia masterpieces. We will delve into the specifics of creating and publishing books on an iPad.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Allen

Josh Allen

Technology Integration Specialist, Lewis Central CSD
Technology Integration Specialist for @LewisCentralCSD, Google for Education Certified Trainer, & co-host of the @DadsInEd podcast.


Thursday July 7, 2016 10:10am - 11:10am
Autumn

10:10am

Personal Promotion - Students and Staff Telling Their Story
Personal Promotion: of yourself, your teaching brand, and your students' great work! As educator, we need to promote ourselves even if WE don't feel comfortable with it. Otherwise other people will promote us in the light that they want to.

How can we do that? The iPad allows for creation of our own Avatars, characters, and icons using the Adobe Draw app. It's amazing what we can make! Also a general concept of 3-4 tools that should be used to promote themselves and the GREAT things they are doing in the classroom will be provided.

Leave the session with actual products that can be used to promote you, your classroom, and your students' work!

(Free Apps)

Speakers

Thursday July 7, 2016 10:10am - 11:10am
Spring

11:20am

Breakout EDU 5
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.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Swantz

Beth Swantz

Digital Learning Consultant, GWAEA


Thursday July 7, 2016 11:20am - 12:20pm
Turner

11:20am

iPads: Fast Practice for the FAST Assessment
Many classrooms have at least a few iPads.  How can we use this tech tool to build skills that are assessed in the FAST Assessment?  I have broken down the FAST Assessment subtests and will share the best apps that address each skill. 

Speakers

Thursday July 7, 2016 11:20am - 12:20pm
Revere/Stone

11:20am

Coding with iPads
Learning coding builds problem-solving and critical thinking skills. In addition, students are able to express their creativity as they design and code their very own programs. Come ready to explore in this interactive session as we explore a variety of coding apps that can be used in a variety of subject areas. No coding background necessary.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Fenstermaker

Andrew Fenstermaker

Instructional Technology Coordinator/Tech Coach, Iowa City Schools
Andrew Fenstermaker currently serves in a hybrid role as the Instructional Technology Coordinator and Instructional Design Strategist: Technology and Innovation for the Iowa City School District. He is passionate about leveraging technology to transform the educational environment... Read More →


Thursday July 7, 2016 11:20am - 12:20pm
Winter

11:20am

Minecraft
Minecraft has students really excited so let's use it to connect! Come and discuss with elementary and middle school students about what makes Minecraft great and hear their ideas about how you can use it in your classroom!  

Find learning materials here: http://bit.ly/Minecraft2K16

Speakers
avatar for Mindy Cairney

Mindy Cairney

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood Area Education Association
Mindy has 15 years of teaching experience in the elementary classroom. She is passionate about helping teachers integrate technology with integrity. She co-hosts the Edtech Take Out podcast. Her current interests are Seesaw, Minecraft, gamification and badging, podcasting, and... Read More →


Thursday July 7, 2016 11:20am - 12:20pm
Grant Wood

11:20am

Augmented and Virtual Reality - elementary
Whether you’re interested in bringing the world around you to life or immersing yourself in a world far away, this session will provide you with some great resources for doing both! Come to learn the difference between augmented and virtual reality, how they can be used in a classroom setting, and go hands on with some of the apps.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Allen

Josh Allen

Technology Integration Specialist, Lewis Central CSD
Technology Integration Specialist for @LewisCentralCSD, Google for Education Certified Trainer, & co-host of the @DadsInEd podcast.


Thursday July 7, 2016 11:20am - 12:20pm
Autumn

11:20am

Automating Your iPad - Making It Work For You!
Making the iPad Work For You: Workflow is an amazing app that "runs specific steps" so that the iPad really does do the work! Create ""workflows" to accomplish many different tasks.

This is a somewhat challenging concept and may need two hours if we truly want to get the attendees to leave with personal products to make them more efficient.
This is a PAID app, but worth every penny!

Speakers

Thursday July 7, 2016 11:20am - 12:20pm
Spring

12:20pm

Lunch
Thursday July 7, 2016 12:20pm - 1:20pm
Conference Center

1:20pm

Choice-Based Learning: It Really Works!
Glean tips and tricks for structuring a choice based, fun, and collaborative environment that works for professional development and classrooms alike! Guided work time will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Nelson

Sarah Nelson

Consultant for School Improvement and Technology, Central Rivers AEA
Sarah Nelson works for Central Rivers AEA as a Consultant for School Improvement and Technology. Sarah has extensive experience as a presenter, facilitator, adult educator, and classroom teacher. She is passionate about utilizing Google tools to design and implement technology solutions... Read More →


Thursday July 7, 2016 1:20pm - 3:20pm
Winter

1:20pm

Makerspace with the REAL Experts
Learn with us from the real experts in the maker movement, KIDS! We will share our learning journey through the maker movement. Elementary students will demonstrate their abilities to make and create using tools from our space. Come and interact with our students and the makerspace tools we have to share!

Speakers
avatar for Kim Fisher

Kim Fisher

Kindergarten Teacher, Benton Community School District
Kim is a Kindergarten teacher at Keystone Elementary in the Benton Community School District.  Kim credits her background of teaching Special Education and Reading Recovery for her passion in making learning personalized and intentional.  Kim loves to share student journeys via... Read More →


Thursday July 7, 2016 1:20pm - 3:20pm
Revere/Stone

1:20pm

Sphero Apocalypse
Zombie Tag? Croquet? Cornhole (aka Bags)? If you think you can tolerate excitement overload, then this session is for you. Come check out Sphero robotic balls and how you could incorporate them into your classroom. Yes, we will be playing Zombie tag, croquet and more. No coding background necessary.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Fenstermaker

Andrew Fenstermaker

Instructional Technology Coordinator/Tech Coach, Iowa City Schools
Andrew Fenstermaker currently serves in a hybrid role as the Instructional Technology Coordinator and Instructional Design Strategist: Technology and Innovation for the Iowa City School District. He is passionate about leveraging technology to transform the educational environment... Read More →


Thursday July 7, 2016 1:20pm - 3:20pm
Spring

1:20pm

Video Creation in the Classroom
Lights, iPad, Action! This workshop will provide you with guidance on preparing students for video creation on the iPad as well as some hands on work with a variety of video creation apps. The activities will be diverse enough for kindergarten and advanced placement teachers alike!

Speakers
avatar for Josh Allen

Josh Allen

Technology Integration Specialist, Lewis Central CSD
Technology Integration Specialist for @LewisCentralCSD, Google for Education Certified Trainer, & co-host of the @DadsInEd podcast.


Thursday July 7, 2016 1:20pm - 3:20pm
Autumn

1:20pm

APPlications in the Classroom
APPlications in the Classroom
You have been given the tool, so how do you APPly it to your world language classroom. My Spanish class has been 1:1 for two years. This session will share my go to APPS for project based learning, visual vocabulary, not your parents flashcards and digital interactive notebooks. Apps will include Inspire Pro, Explain Everything, Stick Around, Flashcards and Notability.

Speakers
avatar for Merri Lea De Wit

Merri Lea De Wit

World language teacher, Regis Middle School
I have been teaching 8th grade Spanish for 14 years. I am also the ESL teacher for our building. In my "spare" time I am a quilter and a mom of two adult young men.


Thursday July 7, 2016 1:20pm - 3:20pm
Grant Wood
 
Friday, July 8
 

9:00am

You can Do that on an iPad?
Speakers

Friday July 8, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Spring

9:00am

iSmackdown
Come see The Digital Learning Team in a battle of wits and knowledge as they try to outdo, out last and out smart with their iPad prowess.

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 →
avatar for Amber Bridge

Amber Bridge

Digital Learning Consultant, Grant Wood Area Education Association
Digital Learning Consultant for Grant Wood AEA. Check out our YouTube Makerspace show, Think, Make, Innovate. #havefunmaking
avatar for Mindy Cairney

Mindy Cairney

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood Area Education Association
Mindy has 15 years of teaching experience in the elementary classroom. She is passionate about helping teachers integrate technology with integrity. She co-hosts the Edtech Take Out podcast. Her current interests are Seesaw, Minecraft, gamification and badging, podcasting, and... Read More →
avatar for Jason Marshall

Jason Marshall

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Digital Learning Consultant - Grant Wood AEA - @jmarsh77
avatar for Gina Rogers

Gina Rogers

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Gina Rogers is a instructional technology consultant at Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Before accepting her position at GWAEA, Gina was a high school English and Language Arts teacher in two 1:1 districts in eastern Iowa. She taught everything from 9th grade ELA to College... Read More →
avatar for Beth Swantz

Beth Swantz

Digital Learning Consultant, GWAEA
avatar for Jonathan Wylie

Jonathan Wylie

Digital Learning Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Jonathan Wylie is a Technology Consultant for Grant Wood AEA in Eastern Iowa. He helps schools integrate technology in an authentic and meaningful way. He is also the co-host of The Edtech Take Out podcast. You can connect with Jonathan on Twitter or via his blog at jonathanwylie... Read More →


Friday July 8, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Revere/Stone

9:00am

The Why and How of Screencasting
Flipped and blended learning is all the rage in education today, but why? And can I bring it into my classroom without a full TV studio? This session will provide an overview of the benefits and drawbacks of video content in the classroom and how you can easily make your own videos with just an iPad.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Allen

Josh Allen

Technology Integration Specialist, Lewis Central CSD
Technology Integration Specialist for @LewisCentralCSD, Google for Education Certified Trainer, & co-host of the @DadsInEd podcast.


Friday July 8, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Autumn

9:00am

Claim your Virtual Space
Tell your classroom or district’s story while connecting with students, parents, and community patrons. Discover the best teacher-approved tool for creating a professional and user-friendly website with all the bells and whistles; it’s easier than you think! Guided work time will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Nelson

Sarah Nelson

Consultant for School Improvement and Technology, Central Rivers AEA
Sarah Nelson works for Central Rivers AEA as a Consultant for School Improvement and Technology. Sarah has extensive experience as a presenter, facilitator, adult educator, and classroom teacher. She is passionate about utilizing Google tools to design and implement technology solutions... Read More →


Friday July 8, 2016 9:00am - 11:10am
Winter

10:10am

Breakout EDU 6
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.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Swantz

Beth Swantz

Digital Learning Consultant, GWAEA


Friday July 8, 2016 10:10am - 11:10am
Turner

10:10am

Learning Lounge 2
Stop in for a deeper dive into an app, time to allow your learning to connect with previous experience, or have a question answered by the DLGWAEA team

Friday July 8, 2016 10:10am - 11:10am
Grant Wood

10:10am

Gamify iPadU - Ending
As the iPadU game concludes, take some time to reflect and brainstorm with the other gamers of how this could be implemented in your classroom. We will be awarding winners with prizes!

Speakers
avatar for Mindy Cairney

Mindy Cairney

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood Area Education Association
Mindy has 15 years of teaching experience in the elementary classroom. She is passionate about helping teachers integrate technology with integrity. She co-hosts the Edtech Take Out podcast. Her current interests are Seesaw, Minecraft, gamification and badging, podcasting, and... Read More →
avatar for Gina Rogers

Gina Rogers

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Gina Rogers is a instructional technology consultant at Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Before accepting her position at GWAEA, Gina was a high school English and Language Arts teacher in two 1:1 districts in eastern Iowa. She taught everything from 9th grade ELA to College... Read More →


Friday July 8, 2016 10:10am - 11:10am
Spring

10:10am

Think, Make, Innovate: iPad edition
Interested in makerspace activities? Learn and see highlights of students making with the iPad on the Grant Wood AEA's makerspace show, Think, Make, Innovate.  Try out the activities for yourself and get your makerspace questions answered.

Speakers
avatar for Amber Bridge

Amber Bridge

Digital Learning Consultant, Grant Wood Area Education Association
Digital Learning Consultant for Grant Wood AEA. Check out our YouTube Makerspace show, Think, Make, Innovate. #havefunmaking
avatar for Jason Marshall

Jason Marshall

Technology Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Digital Learning Consultant - Grant Wood AEA - @jmarsh77


Friday July 8, 2016 10:10am - 11:10am
Revere/Stone

10:10am

Students as Authors
Sure, students can give oral presentations or read their poetry to their classmates. But why not let them create a book that can also be sent to parents and grandparents, other classes, or even content experts? Give students an authentic audience outside of your classroom! Take your writing projects a step further with easy-to-use apps that turn students’ basic presentations into a multimedia masterpieces. We will delve into the specifics of creating and publishing books on an iPad.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Allen

Josh Allen

Technology Integration Specialist, Lewis Central CSD
Technology Integration Specialist for @LewisCentralCSD, Google for Education Certified Trainer, & co-host of the @DadsInEd podcast.


Friday July 8, 2016 10:10am - 11:10am
Autumn

11:20am

Learning Lounge 3
Stop in for a deeper dive into an app, time to allow your learning to connect with previous experience, or have a question answered by the DLGWAEA team

Friday July 8, 2016 11:20am - 12:20pm
Grant Wood

11:20am

5 Tips for Beginning a Student Tech Team
This presentation will focus on how to run an effective, gamified Student Tech Team that will have your students racing to finish all of those pesky jobs that seem to creep onto your to-do list. Learn how to empower your students while promoting tech integration all at the same time.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Nelson

Sarah Nelson

Consultant for School Improvement and Technology, Central Rivers AEA
Sarah Nelson works for Central Rivers AEA as a Consultant for School Improvement and Technology. Sarah has extensive experience as a presenter, facilitator, adult educator, and classroom teacher. She is passionate about utilizing Google tools to design and implement technology solutions... Read More →


Friday July 8, 2016 11:20am - 12:20pm
Winter

11:20am

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Green Screen!
Learn how to take green screen photos and videos with your iPad and explore the creative ways that it can be used to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom. It is fun and easy to learn. No experience required. All you need is some imagination ! :)

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Wylie

Jonathan Wylie

Digital Learning Consultant, Grant Wood AEA
Jonathan Wylie is a Technology Consultant for Grant Wood AEA in Eastern Iowa. He helps schools integrate technology in an authentic and meaningful way. He is also the co-host of The Edtech Take Out podcast. You can connect with Jonathan on Twitter or via his blog at jonathanwylie... Read More →


Friday July 8, 2016 11:20am - 12:20pm
Autumn

11:20am

iPads in a Primary Classroom
Only have a few iPads and a classroom full of primary students? I will share how I use iPads in my classroom and effectively manage the iPads with students. I will also share my students favorite literacy, math, and creation apps.

Speakers

Friday July 8, 2016 11:20am - 12:20pm
Revere/Stone

11:20am

Sketchnoting
Sketchnoting with Paper 53 I presented this before with positive feedback. Sketchnoting is SUCH a versatile and different way for students to comprehend information.

Speakers

Friday July 8, 2016 11:20am - 12:20pm
Spring

12:20pm

Lunch
Friday July 8, 2016 12:20pm - 1:20pm
Conference Center

1:20pm

Blended Learning
Friday July 8, 2016 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Winter

1:20pm

Gamification/ Badging
Friday July 8, 2016 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Autumn

1:20pm

iPad Device Management
Friday July 8, 2016 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Spring

2:30pm

2:30pm