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Thursday, June 15
 

8:00am

Thursday Keynote with Clemencia Spizzirri
Speakers
avatar for Clemencia Spizzirri

Clemencia Spizzirri

Language Acquisition Teacher, Des Moines Public Schools
After 17 years of teaching I know that I learn more from listening than talking about myself. Here there are three questions that will allow me to learn from your expertise as an educator: | 1. What have you been most proud of the last 2-3 years? | 2. What have been your bigg... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 8:00am - 8:50am
Large Gymnasium Hoover High School

9:00am

BreakoutEDU for Newbies
Limited Capacity filling up

What is all of the "BreakoutEDU" stuff? Why are there so many of these sessions offered. Seriously...whats the big deal? If you are curious, like puzzles, and work well with others, come check it out! During this session you will be working with the others in the room to solve a series of puzzles in hopes to "Breakout" of the situation. After your group successfully "breaks out" we will debrief and discuss practical uses in a school or classroom.

This specific session is designed for individuals who have not participated in a Breakout before, but all are certainly welcome!

Speakers
avatar for Collin Lane

Collin Lane

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Des Moines Public Schools
Did we just become best friends? Yep!


Thursday June 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
1155

9:00am

10 Class Hacks Using Microsoft Office
Would you like to hack your classroom and gain more instructional time with your students? Come learn 10 tricks and tips for using Microsoft Office more efficiently so that you can hack your classroom, save time, and gain more time to spend on what matters the most- your students!

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Fallon

Shannon Fallon

Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Microsoft in the Classroom Trainer, Certified Minecraft Trainer.
avatar for Helen Lianos

Helen Lianos

Microsoft Fellow and Master Trainer. Microsoft Certified Educator.


Thursday June 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
1330

9:00am

Canvas 101: Learning About Our Learning Management System
The ink is barely dry on the deal but you will have an opportunity to hear about Canvas, the powerful LMS with whom DMPS has parterened. A learning management system, or "LMS", is a way to simplify teaching and learning by connecting all the digital tools teachers use in one easy place.

Speakers
MC

Matt Carlson

Solutions Engineer
PP

Paul Pham

Regional Director, Canvas


Thursday June 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
1140

9:00am

Creating Interactive PowerPoint Lessons
Teachers will get a chance to explore and utilize PowerPoint in new and different ways to create interactive and engaging lessons to use during large and small group instruction. Participants will get a chance to identify an area of need for their classroom and then have support while creating a lesson they can use in the upcoming school year.

Participants will need their laptops.

Speakers


Thursday June 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
1110

9:00am

DMPS Technology Dept: What's New? & What Do I Need to Know?
This session will feature leaders from the DMPS Technology Department and will cover a variety of topics including: our new chat option for tech support, cybersecurity information, Print Shop updates, miscellaneous device management procedures and tips (including troubleshooting)!

Thursday June 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
1340

9:00am

Flexible Seating
Providing teachers with opportunities to learn about flexible seating, explore flexible seating options, and have work time to figure out a plan to start implementation of flexible seating.

Speakers


Thursday June 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
1115

9:00am

How To Use Benefitfocus
During this session you will be given a quick overview of how to access all your benefit information (health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, flex plans, life insurance and disability insurance) using the Benefitfocus portal. A tutorial will be provided on how to update and make changes to your benefit information.

Speakers
RW

Rhonda Wagoner

Benefits, Des Moines Public Schools


Thursday June 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
1335

9:00am

I'm Getting More Devices, What Now?
In this "town-hall" style session, Four DMPS teachers will share their successes, failures, tips, and overall experience in a classroom with increased access to student devices. If you aren't 100% sure how you will manage your new devices, or just want to hear a different perspective from teachers in Des Moines, you don't want to miss this session!

Speakers
avatar for Faithe Guyer

Faithe Guyer

Math, Lincoln HS
avatar for Joe Van Haecke

Joe Van Haecke

English, North High School
Before teaching, I worked for a media production company. Since then, I've taught English at NHS using MacBooks, iPads, and laptops. I'm experienced with the MS Office products, including OneNote. You can also talk to me about authors, movies, improvisation, or Rush!
avatar for Kelsey Jenn

Kelsey Jenn

4th Grade Teacher, Des Moines Public Schools
I have been teaching 4th grade since 2012 at King Elementary in the Des Moines Public School district. My passion is math and finding new and meaningful ways to integrate technology into my classroom to best meet my students needs! | | Outside of school, I am currently work... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
Cafeteria

9:00am

I’ve Got 99 Problems But Twitter Ain’t One.
Explore ways to use twitter in the classroom. Hear how I’ve used twitter to connect with my families and community members, how I’ve built a professional learning network and how I use twitter as a professional development tool. Leave with a twitter account and be prepared to tweet and share the learning in your classroom,

Speakers

Thursday June 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
1150

9:00am

Microsoft Classroom for Online Portfolios
With a new grading system that focuses on a body of student evidence comes the nightmare of managing all those papers! Microsoft classroom has solved this problem for me. With Classroom, each of my students has their own notebook with a folder for each topic. Now I can snap a picture or scan in pieces of evidence for safe keeping. I can also push out common pieces of evidence into those folders for students to complete, saving time and paper!

Speakers

Thursday June 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
1170

9:00am

School Culture Simplified
During this breakout session participants will be introduced into a new way of thinking about school culture. Many different things effect the culture of schools, but what is the best way to change and improve your school's culture? This session will present a simple logic model and key factors for school culture improvement. The model combines many different theories into one simple model for school improvement. Participants will be able to apply learning to the classroom, grade level and whole school.

Speakers
avatar for Jake Troja

Jake Troja

Director of School Climate Transformation, Des Moines Public Schools
I am the Director of School Climate Transformation for Des Moines Public Schools and I am a former School Principal, Vice Principal and Music Teacher. I have worked in non-public and public education. I started my career at Woodward Academy, a treatment facility for adjudicated y... Read More →



Thursday June 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
1320

9:00am

Tech Resources to Support ELL Students
This session will offer a variety of helpful technology tips and resources for supporting ELL students in the general education classroom and in ELL classrooms/small groups. New resources and ways to adjust the use of common technology resources to better fit the needs of ELL students will be addressed. This session will be targeted for elementary education, but secondary teachers who have ELL students at the emerging stage will find useful information in this session as well.

Speakers


Thursday June 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
1120

9:00am

Technology in the SPED classroom
The focus will be on using technology in the Power English and Self-Contained English Classrooms, but the tech used could be used in other classrooms. This presentation will show you how to incorporate NearPod and Google Cardboard into your Achieve 3000 lesson!  For the Self-Contained English classroom I will present on Microsoft OneNote and it's features to help accommodate for students needs. I will also provid a cheat sheat of often used websites I have used in the SPED classroom: RECAP, Schoology, and Gooru.

Speakers

Thursday June 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
1130

9:00am

The Wonder of Words - Interactive Style
We will explore Boardmaker Studio software to quickly and easily develop interactive word study activities. Through the use of templates participants will create word making, onset/rime and word scramble activities for use during group or individual student instruction and independent work.


Thursday June 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
1135

9:00am

ALEKS in the Classroom: The Beginning
This session will include information on how to incorporate ALEKS into the secondary math classroom on a daily basis. Topics covered will start with basic usage such as skills practice and creating assignments. Later in the session we will get into more advanced integration including using ALEKS' reports and data to identify need areas for students and creating personalized practice.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Earleywine

Sara Earleywine

Teacher, Des Moines Public Schools
avatar for Megan Gretlein

Megan Gretlein

8th Grade Math / Science, Hoyt Middle School


Thursday June 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
1105

9:00am

Blending the middle and high school English classroom
As student to teacher numbers increase, learn how to effectively use free tools to create a blended English classroom. Explore the benefits to blending the classroom and the pitfalls to avoid. The session will examine the use of YouTube, PowerPoint Mix, OneNote, Camtasia, Remind and other digital formats to connect students to the classroom, the curriculum, and each other.

Speakers

Thursday June 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
1165

10:00am

Digital BreakoutEDU
Limited Capacity filling up

Don't have or want to purchase the box and locks? GO DIGITAL! Digital Breakout is an engaging and immersive use of technology that promotes 21st century skills. Get your feet wet, learn the basics, experience it, & know that a lifesaving lesson is only clicks away. Or jump right in, submerge yourself, learn tips, tricks & helpful hints to create your own Digital Breakouts.

bit.ly/2r1RHFz


Speakers
avatar for Tyler Pearson

Tyler Pearson

Technology Integrationist, Knoxville Community School District
Technology Integration, Virtual Reality, Osmo, Computer Science/Coding, Swivl, Plickers, Google Apps For Education, Stop-Motion, BreakoutEdu, Kahoot, etc.



Thursday June 15, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
1155

10:00am

Frontrowed.com for differentiated instruction
This session will share various ways we can use frontrowed.com in the classroom (free and paid versions). There are options for adaptive (automatically differentiated) practice with videos that meet students where they are based on diagnostic assessments on each of the common core math strands, as well as assigned practice the teacher chooses based on what they perceive (or the data tells them) to be the students' needs. There are also benchmark assessments that can be narrowed to grade level, or specific standard(s). Also, there are a variety of inquiry based lessons that allow students to use math concepts in real world, every day situations. If time allows, we will look at some of the resources frontrowed.com offers for ELA and Social Studies.

Speakers

Thursday June 15, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Cafeteria

10:00am

GoFormative for the Primary Grades
Are you looking for a great way to digitally assess or assign classwork for your K-5th grade students? GoFormative is a great online tool to use for assessing or assigning classwork for students in any content area. You have the ability to get live feedback in order to "intervene in the moments that matter most." In this session, you will create an account, create a simple assignment or assessment, and learn how to use the information to inform instruction, both on the spot and for future lessons.

Speakers

Thursday June 15, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
1115

10:00am

Kindergarteners Can Do What?!
Testimony from a Kindergarten classroom - applicable to all primary or other teachers that are unfamiliar or nervous about what to expect from their students trying and using technology

Inspired by my year as a Trailblazer I want to share the software programs that I have used in my kindergarten classroom. I want to encourage kindergarten teachers to try software, such as Frontrow and SeeSaw, despite their students age. I want to put the "I only teach kindergarten" and the "I am not sure kindergarteners can do it" statements aside and show them how much these young students can do. From logging in with their own log in information to persisting through challenging tasks, kindergarteners CAN use these software. By them using their own log in information, the teacher can see specific data to each child, can assign tasks by standard and strand while providing a whole extension to explicit instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Carmen DeRaad

Carmen DeRaad

11 years in the district 1st grade (1 year), 2nd grade (6 years) and currently starting 4th year as a Kindergarten teacher, all at Willard Elementary. I've been a part of DMPS Trailblazers this year and have used the FrontRow and SeeSaw softwares in my kindergarten classroom.



Thursday June 15, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
1165

10:00am

10 FREE Microsoft Tools that Make Learning Fun
Who doesn’t love free tools? Come join us as we take a look at some of Microsoft's top free tools for empowering teachers and students and making leaning fun. Learn how these tools can be used across the curriculum to increase productivity and student engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Fallon

Shannon Fallon

Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Microsoft in the Classroom Trainer, Certified Minecraft Trainer.
avatar for Helen Lianos

Helen Lianos

Microsoft Fellow and Master Trainer. Microsoft Certified Educator.


Thursday June 15, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
1330

10:00am

A Vision for Personalized Learning
Outlining a vision for the pathways to technology-supported personalized learning across all tiers of instruction and need.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Dougherty

Sarah Dougherty

Instructional Design Manager, Des Moines Public Schools


Thursday June 15, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
1130

10:00am

Canvas 101: Learning About Our Learning Management System
The ink is barely dry on the deal but you will have an opportunity to hear about Canvas, the powerful LMS with whom DMPS has parterened. A learning management system, or "LMS", is a way to simplify teaching and learning by connecting all the digital tools teachers use in one easy place.

Speakers
MC

Matt Carlson

Solutions Engineer
PP

Paul Pham

Regional Director, Canvas


Thursday June 15, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
1140

10:00am

DMPS Healthy U Employee Wellness
Get a first look at the 2017-18 Healthy U Employee Wellness Incentive Program! Learn how to earn health insurance premium savings for the following year and what activities will be offered. Presentation will include how to log into the Wellmark WebMD Wellness Center, enter your completed activities/challenges, and how to navigate the site and explore all this resource has to offer DMPS employees.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Northness

Katie Northness

Wellness Program Manager, Des Moines Public Schools


Thursday June 15, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
1340

10:00am

Excel Basics
I will provide a course going over Microsoft Excel Basics. This includes how to make forms and data spreadsheets. I will go over formatting and conditional formatting basics, general formula inputs, sorting, automated tools, and more. I will provide different tips and tricks. I will also hold a Q & A if needed.

Speakers
RK

Ross Krischel

Intellectual Disabilities Teacher, Des Moines Public Schools



Thursday June 15, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
1335

10:00am

How to create your own smart notebook lessons
Teachers will have the opportunity to explore smart notebook and collaborate/exchange lessons with one another. Teachers will create a smart notebook activity that can be used in the classroom for. At the end of the session teachers will be able to share what they have made so that we all have many tools in our toolbox for the upcoming year.

Speakers


Thursday June 15, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
1170

10:00am

Information Overload: Using OneNote to organize your staff
Having trouble organizing all of the information your staff needs? Tired of killing trees? Sick of keeping all of your evaluations materials in random folders? Want a space for all the lesson plans in your building? See how Meredith Middle School handles all that and more with Staff One Notebook!

Speakers

Thursday June 15, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
1105

10:00am

Making Manageable Groups
Help with deciding how to group kids, how to make groups work, and what and how to plan for group work.

Speakers
avatar for Randi Lines

Randi Lines

7th Grade Science, Harding Middle School
Teacher of 7th grade science. | Lover of nature, science, technology, and people. | Trailblazer at Des Moines Public Schools.



Thursday June 15, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
1175

10:00am

Seesaw Basics
Presented by Wayne Peterson & Mike Sherman
This session will provide a basic overview of Seesaw learning journals.
Participants will have the opportunity to interact with this tool as a student.
Several examples of student created evidence will be shared.
We will also share examples of how Seesaw can be used to collect student evidence and share their learning with each other and with parents

Use this link to access our online presentation
https://goo.gl/T4qemt

Speakers
avatar for Mike Sherman

Mike Sherman

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Des Moines Public Schools
Conversations define relationships in your classroom. Digital Citizenship is not a skill... it is a social norm. | Define it, Model it, Talk about it, Practice it. Connect it.  Make it a way of life in your classroom. |  


Thursday June 15, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
1110

10:00am

Taking Seesaw To The Next Level
Are you already using Seesaw? Do you want to learn about how others are using Seesaw in innovative ways? Seesaw updates and Seesaw Plus features will be shared. Check out this session and hopefully, you will leave with new ideas to use this school year!

Speakers
avatar for Marisa Dahl

Marisa Dahl

Instructional Technology Consultant, Heartland Area Education Agency
Marisa is an Instructional Technology Consultant for Heartland AEA and gets to provide learning opportunities focused on technology integration in the Des Moines area. Previously, she was an Instructional Coach at Heartland AEA, and prior to that a kindergarten teacher for 7 yea... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
1325

10:00am

Tools to Monitor: Includes Tracker
I can demonstrate how to use the tracker in the classroom with our devices. I will show real data from the tracker year and how it has changed my monitoring/life. I can give introductions to using other tools, such as Plicker and kaHoot.it. I can bring other technology resources (hand-made) that are easy to create and use to as monitoring tools, individual, small and whole groups.

*This will be geared towards those that have/will soon have access to Tracker, but will cover many other monitoring techniques that can be used multiple times a day.

Speakers
avatar for Erica Eganhouse

Erica Eganhouse

First Grade Teacher, Howe Elementary
I love sharing (honestly) about our first year as a School for Rigor. It has changed my teaching completely. If you catch me outside of school, I might be jogging-you should join me! This summer you might also find me floating around the lazy river at Adventureland. I also l... Read More →



Thursday June 15, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
1135

10:00am

Using MAP Reports to Target Students Needs
Many teachers want to know how to support students in meeting MAP growth goals but feel that the reports become overwhelming and feel unsure about how to impact their scores. In this session learn to use the "Next Generation Reports: Student Profile" to target specific needs by creating "learning paths" , setting goals, and finding trends in classroom needs. Teachers will plan action steps that will impact student growth by narrowing the focus on the highest area of need. Example goal setting documents will be shared with attendees. This interactive presentation would be appropriate for k-5 teachers or instructional coaches.  You will be accessing MAP reports and exploring how to create learning paths with guided support.

Speakers
avatar for Chelsie Engle

Chelsie Engle

TLC Instructional Coach, DMPS
I've taught 3rd-5th grade, k-12 induction coach, and Instructional coach. I'm passionate about using technology to refine processes and help save time. I love incorporating the Epson projector/Smart Notebook lessons within instruction. I also have interest in using data to inf... Read More →


kinder pdf

Thursday June 15, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
1150

10:00am

Using Technology with ELL students from Newcomer to Advanced
Participants will see how they can incorporate technology to support their ELL students in the classroom. Websites, apps and teacher resource sites will be presented. Participants will have a chance to develop an activity they can use in their classroom.

Speakers
JB

Jillea Bueso

ELL teacher, DMPS


Thursday June 15, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
1120

10:00am

What's Old is New: Using Photography to Share Education Stories
The great photographer Elliot Erwitt once said: “The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.” While avoiding words isn't exactly possible in education, the use of photography to share the stories of students and teachers does contribute to the understanding of and support for our classrooms and schools. And since nearly everyone now carries a camera in their pocket, photography is a tool readily available to be put to good use. This session will provide tips on how to make your school photos more compelling, how to make the most of your camera (even if it's the one in your smartphone), basic dos and don'ts that make for good and bad photos, and a discussion about the dreaded photo release form.

Speakers


Thursday June 15, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
1320

11:00am

BreakoutEDU
Limited Capacity filling up

Whether it is your 1st breakout experience or 50th, this session is sure to be a crowd pleaser! You and 14 others will attempt to "breakout" through a series of puzzles and challenges. You will only have 30 minutes. We will also spend time debriefing, discussing applications in classrooms/schools as well as discuss ways to get this up and running.

Thnk you can Breakout?

Speakers
avatar for Collin Lane

Collin Lane

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Des Moines Public Schools
Did we just become best friends? Yep!


Thursday June 15, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
1155

11:00am

Cracking the QR Code in the Primary Grades
In this session, we will explore ways to use QR codes with our youngest learners. We will use different devices to model ways to incorporate the codes; this includes devices with and without rear facing cameras. Teachers will have a chance to create their own QR codes, share ideas with one another, receive examples and copies to use in their classrooms, and practice using the codes themselves. 
 

Speakers
avatar for Abby Boruff

Abby Boruff

K/1 Multi-Age Teacher, Des Moines Public Schools



Thursday June 15, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
1170

11:00am

DMPS Elementary Math Software Plan
Come and join us for a disussion around math software in the Elementary setting.  
We'll discuss software options, report running, data analysis, and how to apply the information to your instruction to meet student needs. 
The session will focus on discussion and sharing of realities, road blocks, and successes in the Elementary setting.

Speakers
avatar for J. Starr

J. Starr

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Des Moines Public Schools
Pretty awesome dude. Helping make things happen


Thursday June 15, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
1135

11:00am

STEM Activities for your Math Rotations
Stuck trying to figure out what to do to incorporate STEM into your day? During this session we will explore different ways to incorporate STEM into your math block. This will be a discovery and "you do it" session. We will explore engineering activities, math challenges, coding, and robotics.  The activities you will be exploring will be geared toward elementary students, however, the format and tools used, could be adapted for any grade level.    You will need whatever you want for taking notes and a computer.

Speakers

Thursday June 15, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Cafeteria

11:00am

7 Steps to Making Learning More Accessible
Our mission is to empower ALL teachers and students to achieve more. The classroom is no different. Microsoft Windows and applications like Microsoft Office, along with other assistive technologies, offer features that make computers easier to use and help meet the needs of diverse learners. These give teachers the opportunity to provide personalized learning and offer students an improved experience and equal opportunity in the classroom. Come learn how Windows 10 and Office 2016 can help personalize learning for all students. We will explore ways to improve student focus, increase reading comprehension, and explore ways students are able to demonstrate their understanding using inputs other than keyboarding and text.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Fallon

Shannon Fallon

Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Microsoft in the Classroom Trainer, Certified Minecraft Trainer.
avatar for Helen Lianos

Helen Lianos

Microsoft Fellow and Master Trainer. Microsoft Certified Educator.


Thursday June 15, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
1330

11:00am

Authentic Audience - Using MackinVIA to Share Student Writing
Participants will learn how to transform student writing into ebooks with page-turning animation. They will also learn how to make these ebooks available for checkout to all students/staff in the school. This is a hands-on session; be sure to bring a device.

Speakers
avatar for Deb Vail

Deb Vail

Instructional Technology Consultant, Heartland AEA
Passionate about literacy instruction, project-based learning and tech integration



Thursday June 15, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
1325

11:00am

Blendspace, Thinglink & Weebly

This session will provide participants with the ways that I have used Blendspace, Thinglink and Weebly to differentiate instruction in Math and meet the learning styles and needs of my English Language Learners. I will share specific information on how I have organized and aligned units and tasks to learning goals by using Blendspace, a platform that is extremely user friendly and seamlessly allows teachers to scaffold, differentiate and personalize learning. Learners will also gain knowledge on how to create a ThingLink, an interactive software, and embed this into Blendspace. Additionally, participants will gain a deeper insight into how my students have represented their learning through the development of Weebly websites, and spend time developing their metacognitive and synthesis skills as a result of website creations. In this session, participants will be given the opportunity to explore tools that they are interested in, examine student work, ask questions and engage in any other method of learning that meets their needs.

 



Thursday June 15, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
1175

11:00am

Canvas 101: Learning About Our Learning Management System
The ink is barely dry on the deal but you will have an opportunity to hear about Canvas, the powerful LMS with whom DMPS has parterened. A learning management system, or "LMS", is a way to simplify teaching and learning by connecting all the digital tools teachers use in one easy place.

Speakers
MC

Matt Carlson

Solutions Engineer
PP

Paul Pham

Regional Director, Canvas


Thursday June 15, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
1140

11:00am

Fostering Digital Citizenship
There is a big difference between learning how to use technology and learning with technology.

Engaging your class in discussions and activiites that building digital culture of your classroom is vital to helping our students become postive, informed, and engaged digital citizens.

This session will discuss how our focus regarding technology use in the classroom is shifting and how we can increase digital connections, collaboration and discussions for our classrooms.
I will share some excellent online resources to get you started as you begin to engage your clas in setting norms, and connecting their classroom life with th eoutside world.

You can access the online presentation here.
https://goo.gl/JuPmgW

Speakers
avatar for Mike Sherman

Mike Sherman

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Des Moines Public Schools
Conversations define relationships in your classroom. Digital Citizenship is not a skill... it is a social norm. | Define it, Model it, Talk about it, Practice it. Connect it.  Make it a way of life in your classroom. |  



Thursday June 15, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
1320

11:00am

Groups, Sites and Teams, OH MY!
We have important information and helpful tools in many locations, but finding things can be so confusint! Learn how Microsoft Teams can pull everything into one location for you! Teams is a brand new service from Microsoft that you can customize for your group or as an individual. Streamline your work space and keep track of your conversations in one, searchable location.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Shearer

Katie Shearer

Information Specialist, Des Moines Public Schools
Office 365!


Thursday June 15, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
1340

11:00am

How to 5S Your Classroom
Being a teacher is one of the most important jobs. Your classroom should reflect your high teaching standards. So how do you get there? You apply a continuous improvement tool called 5S. 5S is a 5 step method to Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize and Sustain.
The session directly aligns to the Marzano Instruction Framework: Design Question 6, Element 5:Organizing the Physical Layout of the Classroom.  5S provides structural considerations for organizing your classroom to facilitate movement and focus on learning.

Speakers
avatar for Emma Knapp

Emma Knapp

Continuous Improvement Coordinator, Des Moines Public Schools



Thursday June 15, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
1130

11:00am

Planbook.com for beginners
We will do an overview of how to pay for ($12/year) and launch Planbook.com. Planbook is an excellent planning program where you can insert standards, links, documents, etc. into organized, online plans. We will model and support the beginning stages of Planbook. We can also go deeper into Planbook/more advanced steps if requested.

Speakers
WC

Wendy Call

4th grade Teacher, Des Moines Public Schools


Thursday June 15, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
1110

11:00am

Schools for Rigor. What is this all about?
Come and experience a short complex task lesson, gain key vocabulary, a few techniques to get started on this long journey and many resources. There will also be time for question and answers with a trail blazer from a year one school. 
 
 
 

Speakers
avatar for Sararae Herrin

Sararae Herrin

4th grade classroom teacher, DMPS



Thursday June 15, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
1165

11:00am

SRG Grade Book in Infinite Campus
This session is for teachers using an SRG grade book. We will cover the following items; creating a piece of evidence, using evidence to enter Topic Scores, posting scores, CERs, settings and useful tools. At the completion of this session you will feel comfortable using your SRG grade books.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Martorano

Kimberly Martorano

Data Analyst, Des Moines Public Schools


Thursday June 15, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
1335

11:00am

Using Seesaw for fluency and parent communication
I will show examples of how I used Seesaw for fluency and parent communication over the past school year.  Then, we will have a chance to register online for free.  Participants will have a chance to interact with Seesaw with my guidance.

Speakers
avatar for Jodi Larson

Jodi Larson

Technology Teacher, Des Moines Public Schools


Thursday June 15, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
1105

11:00am

Using Symbaloo in the Classroom
In this session, you will learn how to create a "one-stop-shop" for your students to access digital content they will need for their learning day. You will learn how to set up Symbaloo, link material, and use it in your classroom. Symbaloo allows the teacher to have a "playlist" of websites and activities you need your students to complete.

Speakers

Thursday June 15, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
1115

11:00am

Digital Resources: Research, Databases, eBooks, and More
Audience: Secondary Teachers & Staff

Session Description:
In this session participants will utilize research databases to help students through the research process. Instruction will cover finding, evaluating, and citing a variety of resources including Heartland AEA databases, eBooks, audio-books, and other District Library Resources.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Wittkop

Sarah Wittkop

Teacher Librarian/Media Specialist, Des Moines Public Schools
I am currently the Teacher Librarian/Media Specialist at Hoover High School and Meredith Middle School.



Thursday June 15, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
1120

11:45am

Lunch
Thursday June 15, 2017 11:45am - 1:00pm
On Your Own

1:00pm

Breakout of Content
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you heard of escape rooms? BreakoutEDU is a great way to simulate an "escape room" in a classroom. Come learn how to make a breakout box that you are able to use in your classroom to teach teamwork AND review content knowledge.

Speakers
avatar for Randi Lines

Randi Lines

7th Grade Science, Harding Middle School
Teacher of 7th grade science. | Lover of nature, science, technology, and people. | Trailblazer at Des Moines Public Schools.


Thursday June 15, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
1155

1:00pm

Blended Learning in Elementary Math
How to get started with setting up blended learning in your math block. We will discuss several options that will work for your classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Lyons

Catherine Lyons

5th Grade Teacher


Thursday June 15, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
1175

1:00pm

MAP Data and Front Row: A Dynamic Duo
This session will be a "share my story" of how I came to use software with my first graders, especially Front Row.  I will go through the challenges faced (devces, software, lack of knowledge, students being able to log on, etc.) andhow we've gotten through those challenges.  I will also talk about using MAP Math data to select taks for students, whether they are struggling learners or need to be extended in their learning.

Speakers

Thursday June 15, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
1115

1:00pm

We Code in K-1, You Can Too!
Come learn how we started coding in our K-1 classrooms and see how you can too!  We'll answer your quetions while you explore various coding programs to help you find a program that is just right for you and your students.


Thursday June 15, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
1110

1:00pm

Blended Learning with Office 365
Has your school or district just adopted Office 365, or are they thinking about it? You may be aware of some of the great tools available in Office 365, but do you know how you can use OneDrive, Skype for Business, and OneNote Class Notebooks to help you incorporate blended learning in your classroom? Let's explore blended learning, its impact on teaching and learning, and see how the full suite of tools provided within Office365 will help you build a robust learning environment that fosters student success.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Fallon

Shannon Fallon

Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Microsoft in the Classroom Trainer, Certified Minecraft Trainer.
avatar for Helen Lianos

Helen Lianos

Microsoft Fellow and Master Trainer. Microsoft Certified Educator.


Thursday June 15, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
1330

1:00pm

Build a Collaborative Classroom and Increase Productivity using OneNote
Want to go paperless? Looking for a way to revolutionize your teaching and learning? Experience the power of Microsoft OneNote! A free tool that takes digital notebooks to the extreme while keeping everything together on all of your devices. Organize, create, and collaborate anytime anywhere with text, audio, video, files, digital ink, and so much more!

Speakers
avatar for Katie Shearer

Katie Shearer

Information Specialist, Des Moines Public Schools
Office 365!


Thursday June 15, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
1340

1:00pm

Canvas 101: Learning About Our Learning Management System
The ink is barely dry on the deal but you will have an opportunity to hear about Canvas, the powerful LMS with whom DMPS has parterened. A learning management system, or "LMS", is a way to simplify teaching and learning by connecting all the digital tools teachers use in one easy place.

Speakers
MC

Matt Carlson

Solutions Engineer
PP

Paul Pham

Regional Director, Canvas


Thursday June 15, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
1140

1:00pm

Class Dojo
I will present about the practical use of Class Dojo! During my presentation, attendees will get to experience an interactive demo of Class Dojo and then I will also show how it has been in used my school and classroom this last year! If time allows I will help attendees sign up their own classrooms!

Speakers

Thursday June 15, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
1130

1:00pm

Creating an Equity Driven School District
This session will highlight DMPS's journey towards becoming an Equity Driven School District. Gilmara Mitchell (Equity Consultant) and Jessica Gogerty (Principal at Central Academy) will share some of the steps the district has taken to close the achievement and opportunity gaps for students.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Gogerty

Jessica Gogerty

Director, Central Academy, Des Moines Public Schools Central Academy



Thursday June 15, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
1320

1:00pm

Fund my Projects
I would like to help other teachers find way to fund projects that they would like to do in their room. To date I have worked to fund PLTW, First tech robotics, ISU Roller Coaster Competition, etc

Speakers

Thursday June 15, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
1170

1:00pm

Funky Ways for Students to Express Themselves: Using Student Voice to Enhance Instruction
Two years ago, we decided to alter how we taught Literacy to our 8th graders. Typically, the resources we relied on were an outdated textbook, writing and grammar textbook, and our Scholastic magazine subscription. Through collaboration with two teachers at Central who teach Urban Leadership, we were able to steer away from traditional instruction and resources to a more engaging approach. At this session we will share how we blended the district curriculum guide to issues that students are more engaged in -- we will finish by focusing on a fun, easy to use website/app called BeFunky that our students loved!



Thursday June 15, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
1150

1:00pm

Heartland Resources that Support Reading & Writing
Heartland AEA has a wealth of literacy resources for K-12 teachers. Participants will explore a wide variety of resources: audiobooks/read alouds, ebooks, reader advisories, as well as tangible materials available for checkout. Join me in this session to learn about Heartland resources that can be used to help you ramp up your literacy instruction. 

Speakers
avatar for Deb Vail

Deb Vail

Instructional Technology Consultant, Heartland AEA
Passionate about literacy instruction, project-based learning and tech integration



Thursday June 15, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
1325

1:00pm

MAP Data Analysis
This session will cover reports containing MAP data. We will explore both the Tableau reports that are available as well as the NWEA MAP reports including; Class Report, Achievement Status.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Martorano

Kimberly Martorano

Data Analyst, Des Moines Public Schools


Thursday June 15, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
1335

1:00pm

So you are getting a bunch of tech, now what?
With the influx of student machines entering our buildings this fall, schools will need to develop plans for implementation, monitoring use, instudctional strategies, and check out procedures. Hear how the leadership team at Meredith Middle School tackles this problem

Speakers

Thursday June 15, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
1105

1:00pm

Using Technology to Support Differentiated Learning
This session is designed to introduce technology resources that can be used to extend and enrich course content as well as assist in personalizing learning. Participants will examine online resources that can assist teachers in ways to differentiate instruction and provide easy formative assessment tools. Teachers will also come away equipped with resources that help apply technology to their own professional learning. The session will include “fast break” resources to help teachers expand their toolkit of tech resources.

Speakers
avatar for Casey Dunley

Casey Dunley

Secondary GT Consultant, Des Moines Public Schools



Thursday June 15, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
1120

1:00pm

ALEKS in the Classroom: The Beginning
This session will include information on how to incorporate ALEKS into the secondary math classroom on a daily basis. Topics covered will start with basic usage such as skills practice and creating assignments. Later in the session we will get into more advanced integration including using ALEKS' reports and data to identify need areas for students and creating personalized practice.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Earleywine

Sara Earleywine

Teacher, Des Moines Public Schools
avatar for Megan Gretlein

Megan Gretlein

8th Grade Math / Science, Hoyt Middle School


Thursday June 15, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
1165

1:45pm

Activity Break
Thursday June 15, 2017 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Cafeteria

2:15pm

Breakout of Content
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you heard of escape rooms? Breakout edu is a great way to simulate an "escape room" in a classroom. Come learn how to make a breakout box that you are able to use in your classroom to teach teamwork AND review content knowledge.

Thursday June 15, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
1110

2:15pm

Breakout of Content
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you heard of escape rooms? Breakout edu is a great way to simulate an "escape room" in a classroom. Come learn how to make a breakout box that you are able to use in your classroom to teach teamwork AND review content knowledge.

Thursday June 15, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
1155

2:15pm

Technology in Early Childhood
This session will give an overview of different technology tools that can be used in an Early Childhood classroom. A focus will be on utilizing technology to engage families and students alike. Tools will include: PowerPoint and Recording Software, along with the utilization of QR codes for ease of access to resources.

Speakers

Thursday June 15, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Cafeteria

2:15pm

Bridging the Gap: Incorporating STEM concepts into the Common Core
Many teachers are interested in learning more about both STEM and Computer Coding and how to include them in the instructional day. This session will include a BRIEF introduction to STEM topics and will specifically address the following items:

-The Nature of Science
-The Nature of Engineering
-The Learning Cycle
-Introduction to Coding in the Classroom, and how coding can teach kids problem solving, perseverance, logical thinking, and collaborative skills.

Speakers


Thursday June 15, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
1130

2:15pm

Canvas 101: Learning About Our Learning Management System
The ink is barely dry on the deal but you will have an opportunity to hear about Canvas, the powerful LMS with whom DMPS has parterened. A learning management system, or "LMS", is a way to simplify teaching and learning by connecting all the digital tools teachers use in one easy place.

Speakers
MC

Matt Carlson

Solutions Engineer
PP

Paul Pham

Regional Director, Canvas


Thursday June 15, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
1140

2:15pm

Creating an Equity Driven School District
This session will highlight DMPS's journey towards becoming an Equity Driven School District. Gilmara Mitchell (Equity Consultant) and Jessica Gogerty (Principal at Central Academy) will share some of the steps the district has taken to close the achievement and opportunity gaps for students.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Gogerty

Jessica Gogerty

Director, Central Academy, Des Moines Public Schools Central Academy



Thursday June 15, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
1150

2:15pm

Digital Storytelling on ANY Device with Sway
Want to help students develop their most creative and innovative abilities? Introduce them to digital storytelling, regardless of their digital device! Students can use digital tools to create and share their own stories or experiences, or reflect on what they've learned. Join us as we learn about how you can use Sway, a NEW innovative web-based learning tool that can be used on any device your students may have access to in the classroom. Kids love to be creative and share stories about themselves...digital storytelling is the perfect way to let them do it!

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Fallon

Shannon Fallon

Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Microsoft in the Classroom Trainer, Certified Minecraft Trainer.
avatar for Helen Lianos

Helen Lianos

Microsoft Fellow and Master Trainer. Microsoft Certified Educator.


Thursday June 15, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
1330

2:15pm

Free tools from PBS
PBSlearningmedia.org provides teachers and learners with more than 100,000 resources to use (videos, lesson plans, interactive games, audio clips, essays, and discussion questions) and tools for teachers (lesson builder, quiz maker, story board maker, crossword puzzle maker and word search puzzle builder).

McCright and attendees will see examples of the tools for teachers and browse the resources.  Attendees will browse the resources then post on a public padlet examples of things they will use next year.

Browse by stand/topic/subject/resource type
Create a crossword puzzle
Differentiate 
Prepare for a substitute teacher.

Here is the link to my presentation:  http://bit.ly/techcon2017pbs

Speakers
avatar for Joe McCright

Joe McCright

Teacher, Des Moines Public Schools
I am proud to teach Spanish at Stowe Elementary School in Des Moines, IA. My students use computers to help them learn Spanish and about the Spanish-speaking world. I have created more than 200 websites to help them learn.


Thursday June 15, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
1165

2:15pm

Heartland Resources that Support Inquiry and Critical Thinking
Are you interested in fostering inquiry and critical thinking in your classroom? Join this sessions to learn how Heartland resources can support rigorous instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Deb Vail

Deb Vail

Instructional Technology Consultant, Heartland AEA
Passionate about literacy instruction, project-based learning and tech integration



Thursday June 15, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
1325

2:15pm

Nearpod
Are you looking for an engaging way to share lessons and get live responses from students? Nearpod is an interactive presentation platform that allows you to embed question and response right into your presentation, allowing teachers to get live feedback and adjust instruction on the spot. In this session, you will create a free account, learn how to create a simple Nearpod presentation, and see how it is used in a 2nd grade classroom.

Speakers

Thursday June 15, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
1115

2:15pm

Seesaw In The Fine Arts
Hands on overview of Seesaw features and how they work in the music classroom.


Thursday June 15, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
1170

2:15pm

Tableau for Building Leaders
This session is going to explore the Tableau data reports for building leaders. At the end of this session you will know how to access the data reports, navigate throughout Tableau, filter the reports for your needs, and determine if you are analyzing the right data from district wide to student level detail. These tools will help in goal setting, progress monitoring and SIP reviews.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Martorano

Kimberly Martorano

Data Analyst, Des Moines Public Schools


Thursday June 15, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
1335

2:15pm

Turn it Up: Amplify Student Learning Through the 5Cs
Turn up the dial on 21st Century Learning Skills by joining us for this session. We will take you on a journey of how educators in our district focus on lesson design and embedding the 5Cs: Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical thinking, and digital Citizenship. We will share tools used, and you will walk away with resources of how you can turn up the dial on learning with your lesson design.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Cleaver

Melissa Cleaver

Instructional Technology Trainer, Omaha Public Schools
avatar for Eileen Heller

Eileen Heller

District Technology Trainer, Omaha Public Schools


Thursday June 15, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
1320

2:15pm

Unleash the Power of Windows 10
Using technology for the sake of technology is a thing of the past. Windows 10 provides the best platform for changing the way teachers teach and students learn. It is the platform for doing - helping educators and institutions unlock the potential of students and teachers. This session will take participants through the many features found in Windows 10 to enhance teaching and learning.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Irey

Lisa Irey

Information Support Specialist, Des Moines Public Schools


Thursday June 15, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
1340

2:15pm

Using Microsoft PPT Mix for premade teacher lessons & student created digital products
Participants will view some demonstrations and tutorials of screen and slide recordings from Powerpoint's latest addition, Mix.  Then, we will break-out for hands-on time to interact with Mix to get a sense of its classroom potential.  Finally, we will come back together large group to brainstorm classroom uses for Mix.

Speakers
avatar for Jodi Larson

Jodi Larson

Technology Teacher, Des Moines Public Schools


Thursday June 15, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
1105

2:15pm

Homework in SRG
How do we approach getting students to do crucial practicing within a framework that doesn't allow homework to be graded?

Speakers
avatar for Faithe Guyer

Faithe Guyer

Math, Lincoln HS


Thursday June 15, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
1175

2:15pm

Incorporating Technology in an Extended Learning Seminar for Gifted High School Students
This session will focus on a unique opportunity for gifted and talented students to develop their individual aptitudes, talents, and passions while providing them with a self-directed, challenging learning experience: The Extended Learning Seminar. The session will focus on using student choice and embedding technology in a seminar setting. By incorporating the use of MOOCs, blogging, and online research avenues, students are given the opportunity to develop real-world skills while investigating areas of interest in an in-depth, individualized way.

Speakers
avatar for Casey Dunley

Casey Dunley

Secondary GT Consultant, Des Moines Public Schools



Thursday June 15, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
1120

3:15pm

Breakout of Content
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you heard of escape rooms? BreakoutEDU is a great way to simulate an "escape room" in a classroom. Come learn how to make a breakout box that you are able to use in your classroom to teach teamwork AND review content knowledge.

Thursday June 15, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
1155

3:15pm

Frontrowed.com for differentiated instruction
This session will share various ways we can use frontrowed.com in the classroom (free and paid versions). There are options for adaptive (automatically differentiated) practice with videos that meet students where they are based on diagnostic assessments on each of the common core math strands, as well as assigned practice the teacher chooses based on what they perceive (or the data tells them) to be the students' needs. There are also benchmark assessments that can be narrowed to grade level, or specific standard(s). Also, there are a variety of inquiry based lessons that allow students to use math concepts in real world, every day situations. If time allows, we will look at some of the resources frontrowed.com offers for ELA and Social Studies.

Speakers

Thursday June 15, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
1165

3:15pm

STEM Activities for your Math Rotations
Stuck trying to figure out what to do to incorporate STEM into your day? During this session we will explore different ways to incorporate STEM into your math block. This will be a discovery and "you do it" session. We will explore engineering activities, math challenges, coding, and robotics.  The activities you will be exploring will be geared toward elementary students, however, the format and tools used, could be adapted for any grade level.    You will need whatever you want for taking notes and a computer.

Speakers

Thursday June 15, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Cafeteria

3:15pm

AEA Resources: Research
As educators, we know that a Google search brings up the good, the bad, and the ugly. Unfortunately, a recent Stanford University study has shown that the majority of students can't discriminate between fake news, ads, and real news. Are you looking for alternative resources for student research? Heartland AEA has a wealth of research resources for students K-12 all of which have been vetted by panels of teachers. Come join me to  explore resources and strategies for student research.

Speakers
avatar for Deb Vail

Deb Vail

Instructional Technology Consultant, Heartland AEA
Passionate about literacy instruction, project-based learning and tech integration



Thursday June 15, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
1325

3:15pm

Blended learning in action
I would like to show "what it looks like" to do blended learning in a 3rd grade classroom. Using FrontRow, Lexia & ReCap. I don't just want to give ideas for doing these things in the classroom I would like to explain how it actually looks in the classroom and the prep and work it takes to make it happen. Give ideas for activities and how I differentiate for all levels of learners.

Speakers

Thursday June 15, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
1105

3:15pm

Building Relationships Through Technology
This session will explore tools to connect students digitally, allowing for more collaboration time. English teacher, Cate Miller will share the tools and techniques for blending the classroom and finding the magic balance with technology and English.

Speakers

Thursday June 15, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
1175

3:15pm

Canvas 101: Learning About Our Learning Management System
The ink is barely dry on the deal but you will have an opportunity to hear about Canvas, the powerful LMS with whom DMPS has parterened. A learning management system, or "LMS", is a way to simplify teaching and learning by connecting all the digital tools teachers use in one easy place.

Speakers
MC

Matt Carlson

Solutions Engineer
PP

Paul Pham

Regional Director, Canvas


Thursday June 15, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
1140

3:15pm

Epson Projectors & Epson Tools
We will cover the basic tools that accompany the Epson projectors in DMPS classrooms.  This will include pen modes, along with using the Epson projector to interactive with a computer work station in your classroom.  I will show you multiple ways to take advantage of mouse mode.


Here is the link to the presentation:  http://bit.ly/techcon2017epson

Speakers
avatar for Joe McCright

Joe McCright

Teacher, Des Moines Public Schools
I am proud to teach Spanish at Stowe Elementary School in Des Moines, IA. My students use computers to help them learn Spanish and about the Spanish-speaking world. I have created more than 200 websites to help them learn.


Thursday June 15, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
1135

3:15pm

Flip Your Classroom with Office Mix
Flip your classroom quickly and easily with Office Mix! With Office Mix, you can create digital lessons in PowerPoint with simulations, quizzes, discussions, and more. Quickly share your Office Mix with your students for them view on any device and easily differentiate instruction by using Mix analytics. Or mix it up- have students create Mixes for authentic assessment.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Fallon

Shannon Fallon

Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Microsoft in the Classroom Trainer, Certified Minecraft Trainer.
avatar for Helen Lianos

Helen Lianos

Microsoft Fellow and Master Trainer. Microsoft Certified Educator.


Thursday June 15, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
1330

3:15pm

Photoshop Fun!
In this session, participants will walk through some of the steps of editing photos in Adobe Photoshop and their photo app - Aviary.

This session will be tailored more toward beginners, but would love for Adobe experts to share their tips and tricks.

Speakers


Thursday June 15, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
1170

3:15pm

Planbook.com
A discussion about and time to sign up for Planbook.com. I will share what my plans look like on a daily basis as an elementary teacher and also how this is adaptable for middle and high school teachers. This site will help reduce the hours of planning teachers have each week. This site also allows teachers to share plans easily online. You will have time to sign up for a free month and set up your planbook for the next school year.

Speakers
SB

Susan Bloom-Gilbert

Teacher, Des Moines Public Schools


Thursday June 15, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
1110

3:15pm

Practical Tips for Organizing Your Classroom
We have SO much information at the tips of our fingers but how can we keep it organized! In this session you will learn some practical ways of keeping yourself, your students, and your classroom materials organized to keep you sane!

Speakers

Thursday June 15, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
1320

3:15pm

School Culture Simplified
During this breakout session participants will be introduced into a new way of thinking about school culture. Many different things effect the culture of schools, but what is the best way to change and improve your school's culture? This session will present a simple logic model and key factors for school culture improvement. The model combines many different theories into one simple model for school improvement. Participants will be able to apply learning to the classroom, grade level and whole school.

Speakers
avatar for Jake Troja

Jake Troja

Director of School Climate Transformation, Des Moines Public Schools
I am the Director of School Climate Transformation for Des Moines Public Schools and I am a former School Principal, Vice Principal and Music Teacher. I have worked in non-public and public education. I started my career at Woodward Academy, a treatment facility for adjudicated y... Read More →



Thursday June 15, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
1150

3:15pm

Schools for Rigor. What is this all about?
Come and experience a short complex task lesson, gain key vocabulary, a few techniques to get started on this long journey and many resources. There will also be time for question and answers with a trail blazer from a year one school. 
 
 

Speakers
avatar for Sararae Herrin

Sararae Herrin

4th grade classroom teacher, DMPS



Thursday June 15, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
1115

3:15pm

Survey Says...
Come learn about a POWERFUL tool already at your fingertips: Microsoft Forms!

Survey, assess, and encourage your students to explore and engage. With super-simple, quick-to-create forms, you can capture information to help you!

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Irey

Lisa Irey

Information Support Specialist, Des Moines Public Schools


Thursday June 15, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
1340

3:15pm

Tableau for Teachers
This session is going to cover the Tableau data reports that are available to teachers. You will be able to navigate the reports, filter the reports for your needs and review relevant student data.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Martorano

Kimberly Martorano

Data Analyst, Des Moines Public Schools


Thursday June 15, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
1335

3:15pm

The Basics of using web-sites with struggling students so they learn and you don't go crazy keeping them on task
I teach in an 8th grade, co-taught, general math classroom and American history and physical science in a self-contained classroom. I use technology, specifically web-sites to level the playing field for special education students. I would like to share my experiences from the times I have succeeded and failed. I would like to present web-sites I use for my self-contained special education classroom and sites I use in the co-taught classroom. Nearpod, Prezi, Kahoot.it, IXL and there is more!

Speakers


Thursday June 15, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
1130

3:15pm

Digital Resources: Research, Databases, eBooks, and More
Audience: Secondary Teachers & Staff

Session Description:
In this session participants will utilize research databases to help students through the research process. Instruction will cover finding, evaluating, and citing a variety of resources including Heartland AEA databases, eBooks, audio-books, and other District Library Resources.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Wittkop

Sarah Wittkop

Teacher Librarian/Media Specialist, Des Moines Public Schools
I am currently the Teacher Librarian/Media Specialist at Hoover High School and Meredith Middle School.



Thursday June 15, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
1120
 
Friday, June 16
 

8:00am

Friday Keynote with David Chivers
Speakers
avatar for David Chivers

David Chivers

President, Register Media


Friday June 16, 2017 8:00am - 8:45am
Large Gymnasium Hoover High School

9:00am

BreakoutEDU for Newbies
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

What is all of the "BreakoutEDU" stuff? Why are there so many of these sessions offered? Seriously...what's the big deal? If you are curious, like puzzles, and work well with others, come check it out! During this session you will be working with others in the room to solve a series of puzzles in hopes to "Breakout" of the situation. After your group successfully "breaks out" we will debrief and discuss practical uses in a school or classroom.

This specific session is designed for individuals who have not participated in a Breakout before, but all are certainly welcome!

Speakers
avatar for Collin Lane

Collin Lane

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Des Moines Public Schools
Did we just become best friends? Yep!


Friday June 16, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
1155

9:00am

Digital Resources: Research, Databases, eBooks, and More
Audience: Elementary Teachers & Staff

Session Description:
In this session participants will utilize research databases to help students through the research process. Instruction will cover finding a variety of credible resources including Heartland AEA databases, eBooks, audiobooks, and other District Library Resources.

Speakers
avatar for Debra Augspurger

Debra Augspurger

Distrct Library Services, Des Moines Public Schools



Friday June 16, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
1130

9:00am

DMPS Elementary Math Software Plan
Come and join us for a disussion around math software in the Elementary setting.  
We'll discuss software options, report running, data analysis, and how to apply the information to your instruction to meet student needs. 
The session will focus on discussion and sharing of realities, road blocks, and successes in the Elementary setting.

Speakers
avatar for J. Starr

J. Starr

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Des Moines Public Schools
Pretty awesome dude. Helping make things happen


Friday June 16, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
1135

9:00am

Kindergarteners Can Do What?!
Testimony from a Kindergarten classroom - applicable to all primary or other teachers that are unfamiliar or nervous about what to expect from their students trying and using technology

Inspired by my year as a Trailblazer I want to share the software programs that I have used in my kindergarten classroom. I want to encourage kindergarten teachers to try software, such as Frontrow and SeeSaw, despite their students age. I want to put the "I only teach kindergarten" and the "I am not sure kindergarteners can do it" statements aside and show them how much these young students can do. From logging in with their own log in information to persisting through challenging tasks, kindergarteners CAN use these software. By them using their own log in information, the teacher can see specific data to each child, can assign tasks by standard and strand while providing a whole extension to explicit instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Carmen DeRaad

Carmen DeRaad

11 years in the district 1st grade (1 year), 2nd grade (6 years) and currently starting 4th year as a Kindergarten teacher, all at Willard Elementary. I've been a part of DMPS Trailblazers this year and have used the FrontRow and SeeSaw softwares in my kindergarten classroom.


Friday June 16, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
Cafeteria

9:00am

Technology in Early Childhood
This session will give an overview of different technology tools that can be used in an Early Childhood classroom. A focus will be on utilizing technology to engage families and students alike. Tools will include: PowerPoint and Recording Software, along with the utilization of QR codes for ease of access to resources.

Speakers

Friday June 16, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
1170

9:00am

Utilizing Lexia Core5 within the Instructional Block: Tapping into Additional Resources
Are you utilizing all the resources Lexia has to offer?  Lexia Learning is a Blended Learning Program.  In this session we will explore the offline resources: Lexia Lessons, Skill Builders, and Connection Lessons that teachers can access to compliment what students are learning online.  Teachers will leave knowing where to find these resources, how to use them, and their importance for a successful implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Lana Cromwell

Lana Cromwell

Professional Learning Facilitator, Lexia Learning
Lana Cromwell is a Professional Learning Facilitator with Lexia throughout the Midwest, residing in Chicago, Illinois. For five years she has worked with Lexia Learning Systems training teachers, administrators, community members and parents throughout the USA. Early in her care... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
1140

9:00am

Build a Collaborative Classroom and Increase Productivity using OneNote
Want to go paperless? Looking for a way to revolutionize your teaching and learning? Experience the power of Microsoft OneNote! A free tool that takes digital notebooks to the extreme while keeping everything together on all of your devices. Organize, create, and collaborate anytime anywhere with text, audio, video, files, digital ink, and so much more!

Speakers
avatar for Katie Shearer

Katie Shearer

Information Specialist, Des Moines Public Schools
Office 365!


Friday June 16, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
1340

9:00am

Co:Writer Universal--Word Prediction Software
Co:Writer is software that uses grammar and vocabulary smart word prediction software to help students, who struggle with writing, better express their ideas. With topic dictionary supports, your students will be able to include those key academic vocabulary words that are often missing from their writing. The session will focus primarily on the intervention process of Co:Writer and include time for attendees to explore Co:Writer themselves.



Friday June 16, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
1120

9:00am

Coding & Robotics with Dash & Dot
During this session I will give you the order of how I teach my students to code and how I use robotics in my classroom to enhance my students learning and understanding of concepts.  We will be using Code.org and Dash and Dot robots through this session.    You will need a computer.  This will be a "you do"  session.  I will just be fascilitating your learning and working.  

Speakers

Friday June 16, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
1115

9:00am

Creative Thinking with Makerspaces
Come and explore various tools and items that can be found in any sort of Makerspace. Learn tips and tricks for starting to think creatively with even the smallest of materials or resources.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Hellmann

Tyler Hellmann

Instructional Technology Consultant, Heartland AEA
I'm an Instructional Technology Consultant at Heartland AEA. I work in Region 8 which spans from Southeast Polk towards Newton.


Friday June 16, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
1325

9:00am

Healthy Relationships, Digital Literacy and Financial Decision Making Tools
EverFi provides educators with engaging online learning resources focused on critical skills such as financial literacy, digital citizenship, STEM careers, healthy relationships, and entrepreneurship. Each tool is available to schools at no cost thanks to our sponsors. Over300 schools in Iowa use an EverFi course. Everyone who attends this session will receive login credentials, standards-alignment documents, lesson plans and ongoing technical and curriculum support at no cost.

Speakers
avatar for Lincoln Hughes

Lincoln Hughes

Senior Schools Manager, EverFi
Lincoln is an impatient optimist. He joined the EverFi team in pursuit of the mission to teach students the critical skills need to be college and career ready. He loves EverFi's model to provide online learning courses at no cost to schools due to state and local sponsorships.Pl... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
1335

9:00am

Learning without Borders through Mystery Skype
Using Skype, you can bring in industry experts, take virtual field trips, or connect students from across town to around the world. Playing Mystery Skype, you can promote geography skills as well as global citizenship. Learn how you can connect with other educators, get lesson plans, start a project and more with Skype in the Classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Fallon

Shannon Fallon

Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Microsoft in the Classroom Trainer, Certified Minecraft Trainer.
avatar for Helen Lianos

Helen Lianos

Microsoft Fellow and Master Trainer. Microsoft Certified Educator.


Friday June 16, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
1330

9:00am

Planbook.com for beginners
We will do an overview of how to pay for ($12/year) and launch Planbook.com. Planbook is an excellent planning program where you can insert standards, links, documents, etc. into organized, online plans. We will model and support the beginning stages of Planbook. We can also go deeper into Planbook/more advanced steps if requested.

Speakers
WC

Wendy Call

4th grade Teacher, Des Moines Public Schools


Friday June 16, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
1105

9:00am

Seesaw Basics
Presented by Wayne Peterson & Mike Sherman
This session will provide a basic overview of Seesaw learning journals.
Participants will have the opportunity to interact with this tool as a student.
Several examples of student created evidence will be shared.
We will also share examples of how Seesaw can be used to collect student evidence and share their learning with each other and with parents.

Use this link to access our online presentation.
https://goo.gl/T4qemt

Speakers
avatar for Mike Sherman

Mike Sherman

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Des Moines Public Schools
Conversations define relationships in your classroom. Digital Citizenship is not a skill... it is a social norm. | Define it, Model it, Talk about it, Practice it. Connect it.  Make it a way of life in your classroom. |  


Friday June 16, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
1110

9:00am

The Basics of using web-sites with struggling students so they learn and you don't go crazy keeping them on task
I teach in an 8th grade, co-taught, general math classroom and American history and physical science in a self-contained classroom. I use technology, specifically web-sites to level the playing field for special education students. I would like to share my experiences from the times I have succeeded and failed. I would like to present web-sites I use for my self-contained special education classroom and sites I use in the co-taught classroom. Nearpod, Prezi, Kahoot.it, IXL and there is more!

Speakers


Friday June 16, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
1150

9:00am

Homework in SRG
How do we approach getting students to do crucial practicing within a framework that doesn't allow homework to be graded?

Speakers
avatar for Faithe Guyer

Faithe Guyer

Math, Lincoln HS


Friday June 16, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
1175

9:00am

Canvas 201: Let's Get It Started In Here!
Let's get beyond introductions & demos and start to create! Get some hands-on time to exploring and create with the guidance of a Canvas trainer!

Speakers

Friday June 16, 2017 9:00am - 10:45am
1165

10:00am

BreakoutEDU
Limited Capacity seats available

Whether it is your 1st breakout experience or 50th, this session is sure to be a crowd pleaser! You and 14 others will attempt to "breakout" through a series of puzzles and challenges. You will only have 30 minutes. We will also spend time debriefing, discussing applications in classrooms/schools as well as discuss ways to get this up and running.

Think you can Breakout?

Speakers
avatar for Collin Lane

Collin Lane

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Des Moines Public Schools
Did we just become best friends? Yep!


Friday June 16, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
1155

10:00am

Utilizing Lexia Core5 within the Instructional Block: Tapping into Additional Resources
Are you utilzing all the resources Lexia has to offer?  Lexia Learning is a Blended Learning Program.  In this session, we will explore the offline resources: Lexia Lessons, Skill Builders, and Connection Lessons that teachers can access to compliment what students are learning online.  Teachers will leave knowing where to find these resources, how to use the, and their importance for a successful implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Lana Cromwell

Lana Cromwell

Professional Learning Facilitator, Lexia Learning
Lana Cromwell is a Professional Learning Facilitator with Lexia throughout the Midwest, residing in Chicago, Illinois. For five years she has worked with Lexia Learning Systems training teachers, administrators, community members and parents throughout the USA. Early in her care... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
1140

10:00am

Blended learning in action
I would like to show "what it looks like" to do blended learning in a 3rd grade classroom. Using FrontRow, Lexia & ReCap. I don't just want to give ideas for doing these things in the classroom I would like to explain how it actually looks in the classroom and the prep and work it takes to make it happen. Give ideas for activities and how I differentiate for all levels of learners.

Speakers

Friday June 16, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
1105

10:00am

Building Relationships Through Technology
This session will explore tools to connect students digitally, allowing for more collaboration time. English teacher, Cate Miller will share the tools and techniques for blending the classroom and finding the magic balance with technology and English.

Speakers

Friday June 16, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Cafeteria

10:00am

Creating Interactive PowerPoint Lessons
Teachers will get a chance to explore and utilize PowerPoint in new and different ways to create interactive and engaging lessons to use during large and small group instruction. Participants will get a chance to identify an area of need for their classroom and then have support while creating a lesson they can use in the upcoming school year.

Participants will need their laptops.

Speakers


Friday June 16, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
1170

10:00am

Creating with AdobeSpark
Come learn and create with a new presentation tool! In this session you will learn about the three components of the AdobeSpark suite.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Hellmann

Tyler Hellmann

Instructional Technology Consultant, Heartland AEA
I'm an Instructional Technology Consultant at Heartland AEA. I work in Region 8 which spans from Southeast Polk towards Newton.


Friday June 16, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
1325

10:00am

Flexible Seating
Providing teachers with opportunities to learn about flexible seating, explore flexible seating options, and have work time to figure out a plan to start implementation of flexible seating.

Speakers


Friday June 16, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
1115

10:00am

Fostering Digital Citizenship

There is a big difference between learning how to use technology and learning with technology.

Engaging your class in discussions and activiites that building digital culture of your classroom is vital to helping our students become postive, informed, and engaged digital citizens.

This session will discuss how our focus regarding technology use in the classroom is shifting and how we can increase digital connections, collaboration and discussions for our classrooms.
I will share some excellent online resources to get you started as you begin to engage your clas in setting norms, and connecting their classroom life with th eoutside world.

You can access the online presentation here.
https://goo.gl/JuPmgW

 


Speakers
avatar for Mike Sherman

Mike Sherman

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Des Moines Public Schools
Conversations define relationships in your classroom. Digital Citizenship is not a skill... it is a social norm. | Define it, Model it, Talk about it, Practice it. Connect it.  Make it a way of life in your classroom. |  


Friday June 16, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
1320

10:00am

Healthy Relationships, Digital Literacy and Financial Decision Making Tools
EverFi provides educators with engaging online learning resources focused on critical skills such as financial literacy, digital citizenship, STEM careers, healthy relationships, and entrepreneurship. Each tool is available to schools at no cost thanks to our sponsors. Over300 schools in Iowa use an EverFi course. Everyone who attends this session will receive login credentials, standards-alignment documents, lesson plans and ongoing technical and curriculum support at no cost.

Speakers
avatar for Lincoln Hughes

Lincoln Hughes

Senior Schools Manager, EverFi
Lincoln is an impatient optimist. He joined the EverFi team in pursuit of the mission to teach students the critical skills need to be college and career ready. He loves EverFi's model to provide online learning courses at no cost to schools due to state and local sponsorships.Pl... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
1335

10:00am

How to go paperless using Microsoft Classroom
This session will explore how easy it is to have a paperless classroom, or at least move in the direction of going paperless. Participants will explore how to set up classes in Microsoft Classroom, how to create assignments, post website links, and other materials needed for students to complete tasks at school or at home. Further, participants will learn how quick and easy it is to provide feedback to students on assigned tasks. The instructor will use examples from this past year's classes to help facilitate setting up a MS Classroom environment.

Speakers
avatar for Bradley Manson

Bradley Manson

8th Grade Civics, DMPS- Goodrell MS



Friday June 16, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
1175

10:00am

Integrating Kurzweil into the Classroom
Do you have students who are supposed to be using Kurzweil but rarely do? Do you have students that struggle reading grade level materials? Do you have students who need materials read aloud to them? Then this is a session for you. During this session you will be provided an overview of Kurzweil, text-to-speech software that allows students to independently gain access to grade level curriculum, as well as ideas of how to integrate the software into your classroom.



Friday June 16, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
1120

10:00am

I’ve Got 99 Problems But Twitter Ain’t One.
Explore ways to use twitter in the classroom. Hear how I’ve used twitter to connect with my families and community members, how I’ve built a professional learning network and how I use twitter as a professional development tool. Leave with a twitter account and be prepared to tweet to share the learning in your classroom,

Speakers

Friday June 16, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
1130

10:00am

Personalizing Student Learning with the OneNote Class Notebook
Using OneNote Class Notebooks you can make every learning experience personal. See how you can set up areas for group collaboration activities that encourage peer support and interaction. Then, scaffold individual learning with student notebooks viewable only by the teacher and student. Track goals, manage student progress, and provide support, feedback, and encouragement from one simplified location. Let OneNote help you personalize your classroom experience.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Fallon

Shannon Fallon

Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Microsoft in the Classroom Trainer, Certified Minecraft Trainer.
avatar for Helen Lianos

Helen Lianos

Microsoft Fellow and Master Trainer. Microsoft Certified Educator.


Friday June 16, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
1330

10:00am

Unleash the Power of Windows 10
Using technology for the sake of technology is a thing of the past. Windows 10 provides the best platform for changing the way teachers teach and students learn. It is the platform for doing - helping educators and institutions unlock the potential of students and teachers. This session will take participants through the many features found in Windows 10 to enhance teaching and learning.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Irey

Lisa Irey

Information Support Specialist, Des Moines Public Schools


Friday June 16, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
1340

10:00am

Using MAP Reports to Target Students Needs
Many teachers want to know how to support students in meeting MAP growth goals but feel that the reports become overwhelming and feel unsure about how to impact their scores. In this session learn to use the "Next Generation Reports: Student Profile" to target specific needs and set student goals. Teachers will plan action steps that will impact student growth by narrowing the focus on the highest area of need. Example goal setting documents will be shared with attendees.

Speakers
avatar for Chelsie Engle

Chelsie Engle

TLC Instructional Coach, DMPS
I've taught 3rd-5th grade, k-12 induction coach, and Instructional coach. I'm passionate about using technology to refine processes and help save time. I love incorporating the Epson projector/Smart Notebook lessons within instruction. I also have interest in using data to inf... Read More →


kinder docx

Friday June 16, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
1150

10:00am

Using Technology with ELL students from Newcomer to Advanced
Participants will see how they can incorporate technology to support their ELL students in the classroom. Websites, apps and teacher resource sites will be presented. Participants will have a chance to develop an activity they can use in their classroom.

Speakers
JB

Jillea Bueso

ELL teacher, DMPS


Friday June 16, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
1135

11:00am

BreakoutEDU
Limited Capacity seats available

Whether it is your 1st breakout experience or 50th, this session is sure to be a crowd pleaser! You and 14 others will attempt to "breakout" through a series of puzzles and challenges. You will only have 30 minutes. We will also spend time debriefing applications in classrooms/schools as well as discuss ways to get this up and running.

Think you can Breakout?

Speakers
avatar for Collin Lane

Collin Lane

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Des Moines Public Schools
Did we just become best friends? Yep!


Friday June 16, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
1155

11:00am

Blended Learning in Elementary Math
How to get started with setting up blended learning in your math block. We will discuss several options that will work for your classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Lyons

Catherine Lyons

5th Grade Teacher


Friday June 16, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
1115

11:00am

Lexia Core5 Data Coaching: Take a Dive into the New Dashboard
Are you feeling comfortable with the routine of students accessing Lexia Core5 software?  Take the next step in your implementation journey by utilizing student data from myLexia to transform your instruction.  In this session participants will experience a step-by-step process for using the Lexia Data/Reporting System to identify students most at-risk, progress monitor, diagnose specific skill gaps and how to address them with Lexia Instructional Materials, and plan targeted instruction with Lexia Instructional Materials.

Speakers
avatar for Lana Cromwell

Lana Cromwell

Professional Learning Facilitator, Lexia Learning
Lana Cromwell is a Professional Learning Facilitator with Lexia throughout the Midwest, residing in Chicago, Illinois. For five years she has worked with Lexia Learning Systems training teachers, administrators, community members and parents throughout the USA. Early in her care... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
1140

11:00am

A Vision for Personalized Learning
Outlining a vision for the pathways to technology-supported personalized learning across all tiers of instruction and need.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Dougherty

Sarah Dougherty

Instructional Design Manager, Des Moines Public Schools


Friday June 16, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
1130

11:00am

Blendspace, Thinglink & Weebly

This session will provide participants with the ways that I have used Blendspace, Thinglink and Weebly to differentiate instruction in Math and meet the learning styles and needs of my English Language Learners. I will share specific information on how I have organized and aligned units and tasks to learning goals by using Blendspace, a platform that is extremely user friendly and seamlessly allows teachers to scaffold, differentiate and personalize learning. Learners will also gain knowledge on how to create a ThingLink, an interactive software, and embed this into Blendspace. Additionally, participants will gain a deeper insight into how my students have represented their learning through the development of Weebly websites, and spend time developing their metacognitive and synthesis skills as a result of website creations. In this session, participants will be given the opportunity to explore tools that they are interested in, examine student work, ask questions and engage in any other method of learning that meets their needs.

 



Friday June 16, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
1175

11:00am

Critical Thinking + Tech?
How can we create more opportunities for critical thinking in the classroom? Do we know what makes good critical thinking happen? We'll build the foundation of good critical thinking, then we'll explore what types of tech can be used to support these types of critical thinking opportunities.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Youngers

Tyler Youngers

Instructional Technology Consultant, Heartland AEA
I work in Region 3 (south and southeast of the Des Moines metro) as an Instructional Technology Consultant for Heartland AEA.


Friday June 16, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
1325

11:00am

Engineering in the Classroom
Do you want to create problem solvers in your classroom?  
Do you want your students to have a process for solving those problems?  
Do you want your students to think deeper about concepts and not just have the surface level information?  
Then this is a must session for you!  During this session we will explore the Engineering Design Process and live the Engineering Design Process through an activity that has to do with erosion.  This is a specific activity, but we will also discuss how and where you can get more activities that connect to your curricullum.  The content will be upper elementary in this session, however, the concepts learned can be applied K-12.  You will need to know what the Engineering Design Process is before coming to this session (Google it :-) )  Due to the work we are doing, the sooner you get there, the better.  Max 25-30 attendees.

Speakers

Friday June 16, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Cafeteria

11:00am

Explore the Hidden Wonders of Microsoft Word
Explore the hidden powers of Microsoft Word and using the concept of UDL (Universal Design Learning) we will explore all that Microsoft Word has to offer to help the majority of students achieve their writing potential. We will explore built in features such as: speak command, snipping tool, and changing default settings to meet the needs of your students. We will also explore features of Windows 10 that are available to all users plus a few added extra gems.



Friday June 16, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
1120

11:00am

Gamification with GooseChase
Get ready to engage your students or staff and get them up and moving with a digital scavenger hunt. You create the missions and unleash the learning. Bring your competitive spirit to this fast paced session!

Speakers
avatar for Lori Bonnstetter

Lori Bonnstetter

Academic Interventionist, DMPS


Friday June 16, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
1135

11:00am

How to create your own smart notebook lessons
Teachers will have the opportunity to explore smart notebook and collaborate/exchange lessons with one another. Teachers will create a smart notebook activity that can be used in the classroom for. At the end of the session teachers will be able to share what they have made so that we all have many tools in our toolbox for the upcoming year.

Speakers


Friday June 16, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
1110

11:00am

Infinite Campus Classroom Messenger
Spend some time learning how to utilize the classroom messenger function in Infinite Campus. We will review the different types of messages, templates, best practices, how to insert your school's logo, and review newsletter and discussion options in Infinite Campus.

Speakers
avatar for Kellie Hanlon

Kellie Hanlon

Information System Specialist, Des Moines Public Schools


Friday June 16, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
1335

11:00am

Providing Quality Feedback with OneNote
Providing students with timely, quality feedback is one of the single most important factors for improving student learning. See how you can utilize built‐in features within OneNote to easily guide students through assignments, scaffold learning opportunities and provided quality feedback to immediately enhance the level of understanding and clarify misconceptions. Use Inking and draw features to script fluidly over any existing file, or add audio to simply say what you mean. Better yet, embed a quick video tutorial on the student page for immediate, anytime assistance! Increase the quality of your feedback, and watch as students rise to the occasion!

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Fallon

Shannon Fallon

Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Microsoft in the Classroom Trainer, Certified Minecraft Trainer.
avatar for Helen Lianos

Helen Lianos

Microsoft Fellow and Master Trainer. Microsoft Certified Educator.


Friday June 16, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
1330

11:00am

Skype & Stop Motion
Overview of Skype Resources and ideas on how to use it. Skype in the Classroom is an online community that enables thousands of teachers to inspire the next generation of global citizens through transformative learning over Skype. Five exciting ways to bring the world into your classroom: 1. Virtual Field Trips 2. Skype Lessons 3. Skype Collaborations 4. Mystery Skype 5. Guest Speakers

Stop Motion Studio, the world’s easiest app to get you into stop motion moviemaking today! This free App is a great way to empower students to create their own stop motion videos.

tinyurl.com/mwb4yj6


Speakers
avatar for Tyler Pearson

Tyler Pearson

Technology Integrationist, Knoxville Community School District
Technology Integration, Virtual Reality, Osmo, Computer Science/Coding, Swivl, Plickers, Google Apps For Education, Stop-Motion, BreakoutEdu, Kahoot, etc.



Friday June 16, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
1150

11:00am

Survey Says...
Speakers
avatar for Lisa Irey

Lisa Irey

Information Support Specialist, Des Moines Public Schools


Friday June 16, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
1340

11:00am

Using Seesaw for fluency and parent communication
As a Trailblazer, I have used Seesaw to have students record their independent practice of a fluency piece they have practiced all week. In addition, I used Seesaw to share a screen recording of each student's FAST pm data with parents. Parents were able to view their child's data as a I described what the graph represented, their child's goal, and the actions I was taking to help their child.

Speakers
avatar for Jodi Larson

Jodi Larson

Technology Teacher, Des Moines Public Schools


Friday June 16, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
1105

11:00am

Using Symbaloo in the Classroom
In this session, you will learn how to create a "one-stop-shop" for your students to access digital content they will need for their learning day. You will learn how to set up Symbaloo, link material, and use it in your classroom. Symbaloo allows the teacher to have a "playlist" of websites and activities you need your students to complete.

Speakers

Friday June 16, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
1170

11:00am

Revision Assistant: Building Ongoing Writing Habits in the Classroom
A hands-on session to explore the ways that Revision Assistant, a software tool in place for all secondary students in DMPS, can help develop a culture of continuous writing and revision in the classroom. This tool gives students access to unlimited, on-demand feedback on their writing and helps save you from reading the same paper over and over again--what's not to like about that?!
NOTE: Revision Assistant is a prompt-based tool, and before deciding to come to this session you should take a look at the prompt library and make sure there are prompts there that would be useful in your class! The library can be accessed here: https://guides.turnitin.com/Revision_Assistant/Prompt_Library/Secondary_Education (and it is OK to fall in love with prompts that are not aligned to your grade level... those are more suggestions than rules...)

Speakers
avatar for Jeremiah Schwennen

Jeremiah Schwennen

Curriculum Coordinator, Des Moines Public Schools
Thirteen delightful years in Des Moines teaching and leading the work in middle and high schools has left me with an opinion on everything. My current passions in technology are Achieve3000, Revision Assistant, and absolutely any tool that gets kids writing and reading more.


Friday June 16, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
1320

11:00am

Canvas 301: Going Deeper for Advanced Users
This session will be for people who are familiar with Canvas, or who have already taken the Canvas 201 session and want to spend time asking questions and going deeper into the tools offered within Canvas.

Speakers

Friday June 16, 2017 11:00am - 1:45pm
1165

11:45am

Lunch
Friday June 16, 2017 11:45am - 1:00pm
On Your Own

1:00pm

Digital BreakoutEDU
Limited Capacity seats available

Don't have or want to purchase the box and locks? GO DIGITAL! Digital Breakout is an engaging and immersive use of technology that promotes 21st century skills. Get your feet wet, learn the basics, experience it, & know that a lifesaving lesson is only clicks away. Or jump right in, submerge yourself, learn tips, tricks & helpful hints to create your own Digital Breakouts.

bit.ly/2r1RHFz


Speakers
avatar for Tyler Pearson

Tyler Pearson

Technology Integrationist, Knoxville Community School District
Technology Integration, Virtual Reality, Osmo, Computer Science/Coding, Swivl, Plickers, Google Apps For Education, Stop-Motion, BreakoutEdu, Kahoot, etc.



Friday June 16, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
1155

1:00pm

Cracking the QR Code in the Primary Grades
In this session, we will explore ways to use QR codes with our youngest learners. We will use different devices to model ways to incorporate the codes; this includes devices with and without rear facing cameras. Teachers will have a chance to create their own QR codes, share ideas with one another, receive examples and copies to use in their classrooms, and practice using the codes themselves. 
 

Speakers
avatar for Abby Boruff

Abby Boruff

K/1 Multi-Age Teacher, Des Moines Public Schools



Friday June 16, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Cafeteria

1:00pm

Lexia Core5 Data Coaching: Take a Dive into the New Dashboard
Are you feeling comfortable with the routine of students accessing Lexia Core5 software?  Take the next step in your implementation journey by utilizing student data from myLexia to transform your instruction.  In this session participants will experience a step-by-step process for using the Lexia Data/Reporting System to identify students most at-risk, progress monitor, diagnose specific skill gaps and how to address them with Lexia Instructional Materials, and plan targeted instruction with Lexia Instructional Materials.

Speakers
avatar for Lana Cromwell

Lana Cromwell

Professional Learning Facilitator, Lexia Learning
Lana Cromwell is a Professional Learning Facilitator with Lexia throughout the Midwest, residing in Chicago, Illinois. For five years she has worked with Lexia Learning Systems training teachers, administrators, community members and parents throughout the USA. Early in her care... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
1140

1:00pm

Bridging the Gap: Incorporating STEM concepts into the Common Core
Many teachers are interested in learning more about both STEM and Computer Coding and how to include them in the instructional day. This session will include a BRIEF introduction to STEM topics and will specifically address the following items:

-The Nature of Science
-The Nature of Engineering
-The Learning Cycle
-Introduction to Coding in the Classroom, and how coding can teach kids problem solving, perseverance, logical thinking, and collaborative skills.

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Friday June 16, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
1150

1:00pm

Creative Thinking with Makerspaces
Come and explore various tools and items that can be found in any sort of Makerspace. Learn tips and tricks for starting to think creatively with even the smallest of materials or resources.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Hellmann

Tyler Hellmann

Instructional Technology Consultant, Heartland AEA
I'm an Instructional Technology Consultant at Heartland AEA. I work in Region 8 which spans from Southeast Polk towards Newton.


Friday June 16, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
1325

1:00pm

Excel Basics
I will provide a course going over Microsoft Excel Basics. This includes how to make forms and data spreadsheets. I will go over formatting and conditional formatting basics, general formula inputs, sorting, automated tools, and more. I will provide different tips and tricks. I will also hold a Q & A if needed.

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RK

Ross Krischel

Intellectual Disabilities Teacher, Des Moines Public Schools



Friday June 16, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
1335

1:00pm

Free tools from PBS
PBSlearningmedia.org provides teachers and learners with more than 150,000 resources to use (videos, lesson plans, interactive games, audio clips, essays, and discussion questions) and tools for teachers (lesson builder, quiz maker, story board maker, crossword puzzle maker and word search puzzle builder).

McCright and attendees will see examples of the tools for teachers and browse the resources.  Attendees will browse the resources then post on a public padlet examples of things they will use next year.

Browse by stand/topic/subject/resource type
Create a crossword puzzle
Differentiate 
Prepare for a substitute teacher.

Here is the link to my presentation:  http://bit.ly/techcon2017pbs

Speakers
avatar for Joe McCright

Joe McCright

Teacher, Des Moines Public Schools
I am proud to teach Spanish at Stowe Elementary School in Des Moines, IA. My students use computers to help them learn Spanish and about the Spanish-speaking world. I have created more than 200 websites to help them learn.


Friday June 16, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
1105

1:00pm

Funky Ways for Students to Express Themselves: Using Student Voice to Enhance Instruction
GRADES 5-12: Two years ago, we decided to remix how we taught Literacy to our 8th graders. Typically, the resources we relied on were an outdated textbook, writing and grammar textbook, and our Scholastic magazine subscription. Through collaboration with two teachers at Central who teach Urban Leadership, we were able to steer away from traditional instruction and resources to a more engaging approach. At this session we will share how we blended the district curriculum guide with themes  that students are more engaged in -- we will finish by focusing on a fun, easy to use websites and apps that we used this year: BeFunky, Dafont, StencilGram, Wordle, Pixlr, Image Chef, and Animoto. 



Friday June 16, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
1130

1:00pm

Groups, Sites and Teams, OH MY!
Speakers
avatar for Katie Shearer

Katie Shearer

Information Specialist, Des Moines Public Schools
Office 365!


Friday June 16, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
1340

1:00pm

I'm Getting More Devices, What Now?
In this "town-hall" style session, Four DMPS teachers will share their successes, failures, tips, and overall experience in a classroom with increased access to student devices. If you aren't 100% sure how you will manage your new devices, or just want to hear a different perspective from teachers in Des Moines, you don't want to miss this session!

Speakers
avatar for Faithe Guyer

Faithe Guyer

Math, Lincoln HS
avatar for Joe Van Haecke

Joe Van Haecke

English, North High School
Before teaching, I worked for a media production company. Since then, I've taught English at NHS using MacBooks, iPads, and laptops. I'm experienced with the MS Office products, including OneNote. You can also talk to me about authors, movies, improvisation, or Rush!
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Kelsey Jenn

4th Grade Teacher, Des Moines Public Schools
I have been teaching 4th grade since 2012 at King Elementary in the Des Moines Public School district. My passion is math and finding new and meaningful ways to integrate technology into my classroom to best meet my students needs! | | Outside of school, I am currently work... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
1115

1:00pm

Microsoft Classroom for Online Portfolios
With a new grading system that focuses on a body of student evidence comes the nightmare of managing all those papers! Microsoft classroom has solved this problem for me. With Classroom, each of my students has their own notebook with a folder for each topic. Now I can snap a picture or scan in pieces of evidence for safe keeping. I can also push out common pieces of evidence into those folders for students to complete, saving time and paper!

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Friday June 16, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
1110

1:00pm

Practical Tips for Organizing Your Classroom
We have SO much information at the tips of our fingers but how can we keep it organized! In this session you will learn some practical ways of keeping yourself, your students, and your classroom materials organized to keep you sane!

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Friday June 16, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
1120

1:00pm

Project Management with the Trello App
Planning a big project and need help organizing all the components AND tracking student progress? Trello is a tool you can use. It's a web-based application that can help you manage all the different parts to your project.

As a secondary journalism teacher, I use the tool to track my students' progress for each issue of the school's newspaper.

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Trello pptx

Friday June 16, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
1170

1:00pm

Tech Resources to Support ELL Students
This session will offer a variety of helpful technology tips and resources for supporting ELL students in the general education classroom and in ELL classrooms/small groups. New resources and ways to adjust the use of common technology resources to better fit the needs of ELL students will be addressed. This session will be targeted for elementary education, but secondary teachers who have ELL students at the emerging stage will find useful information in this session as well.

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Friday June 16, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
1135

1:00pm

The BEST BYOD Tools for Collaboration, Digital Storytelling, and Blended Learning
Create a dynamic BYOD learning environment using the Microsoft Office mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Windows devices. Empower learners by leveraging the devices they have in their pockets and using the tools we all love. Explore the Office you are familiar with plus the latest Office apps like Sway and Office Mix and see how they work seamlessly on any device in any classroom, even on the go!

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Fallon

Shannon Fallon

Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Microsoft in the Classroom Trainer, Certified Minecraft Trainer.
avatar for Helen Lianos

Helen Lianos

Microsoft Fellow and Master Trainer. Microsoft Certified Educator.


Friday June 16, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
1330

1:00pm

Text For Every Reader (Achieve3000 in the Secondary Classroom)
Achieve3000 is a reading intervention tool that has been in place in DMPS for several years, but did you know it is also a great source of Lexile-adjustable non-fiction text that just might support your Science, Social Studies, or even English/Language Arts classroom? Come on in for some hands-on practice navigating the Achieve article database and to get some quick-and-easy tricks for how this tool can step up your reading game in any content area (except maybe Math. It's a good program, but it's not *that* good!)

Speakers
avatar for Jeremiah Schwennen

Jeremiah Schwennen

Curriculum Coordinator, Des Moines Public Schools
Thirteen delightful years in Des Moines teaching and leading the work in middle and high schools has left me with an opinion on everything. My current passions in technology are Achieve3000, Revision Assistant, and absolutely any tool that gets kids writing and reading more.


Friday June 16, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
1320

1:45pm

Activity Break
Friday June 16, 2017 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Cafeteria

2:15pm

BreakoutEDU
Limited Capacity filling up

Whether it is your 1st breakout experience or 50th, this session is sure to be a crowd pleaser! You and 14 others will attempt to "breakout" through a series of puzzles and challenges. You will only have 30 minutes. We will also spend time debriefing, discussing applications in classrooms/schools and discuss ways to get this up and running.

Thnk you can Breakout?

Speakers
avatar for Collin Lane

Collin Lane

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Des Moines Public Schools
Did we just become best friends? Yep!


Friday June 16, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
1155

2:15pm

GoFormative for the Primary Grades
Are you looking for a great way to digitally assess or assign classwork for your K-5th grade students? GoFormative is a great online tool to use for assessing or assigning classwork for students in any content area. You have the ability to get live feedback in order to "intervene in the moments that matter most." In this session, you will create an account, create a simple assignment or assessment, and learn how to use the information to inform instruction, both on the spot and for future lessons.

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Friday June 16, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
1115

2:15pm

We Code in K-1, You Can Too!
A presentation about our journeys with integrating coding into the classroom , hands-on experiences with coding programs, and information about a free formal learning opportunity.


Friday June 16, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Cafeteria

2:15pm

Critical Thinking + Tech?
How can we create more opportunities for critical thinking in the classroom? Do we know what makes good critical thinking happen? We'll build the foundation of good critical thinking, then we'll explore what types of tech can be used to support these types of critical thinking opportunities.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Youngers

Tyler Youngers

Instructional Technology Consultant, Heartland AEA
I work in Region 3 (south and southeast of the Des Moines metro) as an Instructional Technology Consultant for Heartland AEA.


Friday June 16, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
1325

2:15pm

DMPS Healthy U Employee Wellness
Get a first look at the 2017-18 Healthy U Employee Wellness Incentive Program! Learn how to earn health insurance premium savings for the following year and what activities will be offered. Presentation will include how to log into the Wellmark WebMD Wellness Center, enter your completed activities/challenges, and how to navigate the site and explore all this resource has to offer DMPS employees.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Northness

Katie Northness

Wellness Program Manager, Des Moines Public Schools


Friday June 16, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
1335

2:15pm

DMPS Technology Dept: What's New? & What Do I Need to Know?
This session will feature leaders from the DMPS Technology Department and will cover a variety of topics including: our new chat option for tech support, cybersecurity information, Print Shop updates, miscellaneous device management procedures and tips (including troubleshooting)!

Friday June 16, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
1340

2:15pm

Flip Your Classroom with Office Mix
Flip your classroom quickly and easily with Office Mix! With Office Mix, you can create digital lessons in PowerPoint with simulations, quizzes, discussions, and more. Quickly share your Office Mix with your students for them view on any device and easily differentiate instruction by using Mix analytics. Or mix it up- have students create Mixes for authentic assessment.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Fallon

Shannon Fallon

Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Microsoft in the Classroom Trainer, Certified Minecraft Trainer.
avatar for Helen Lianos

Helen Lianos

Microsoft Fellow and Master Trainer. Microsoft Certified Educator.


Friday June 16, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
1330

2:15pm

Gamification with GooseChase
Get ready to engage your students or staff and get them up and moving with a digital scavenger hunt.  You create the missions and unleash the learning.  Bring your competitive spirit to this fast paced session!  

Speakers
avatar for Lori Bonnstetter

Lori Bonnstetter

Academic Interventionist, DMPS


Friday June 16, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
1135

2:15pm

Harding Breakerz Cypher: Using Dance for Student Engagement
Coach Anthony San (ASan) and the Harding Breakerz Students will share their stories on how this after school club grew from student interest to performing at The White House! We will also share what's on the rise for hip hop in Des Moines. Come and watch our performance and stay around after to learn how to engage students through after school programming, classroom connections, and use of social media to support and grow community around students in the arts

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Friday June 16, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
1320

2:15pm

Making Manageable Groups
Help with deciding how to group kids, how to make groups work, and what and how to plan for group work.

Speakers
avatar for Randi Lines

Randi Lines

7th Grade Science, Harding Middle School
Teacher of 7th grade science. | Lover of nature, science, technology, and people. | Trailblazer at Des Moines Public Schools.



Friday June 16, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
1170

2:15pm

SMART notebook basics
If you are looking to using SMART notebook, here's your chance. We will cover how to make interactive lessons and use the various tools on SMART.  It would be best if you have updated to SMART 16.2 especially.

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Friday June 16, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
1110

2:15pm

Tools to Monitor: Includes Tracker
I can show how to use the tracker in the classroom with our devices. I will show data that I've collected with the tracker this year and how it has changed my monitoring. I can give introductions to using other tools, such as Plicker and kaHoot, to gather evidence. I can bring other technology resources (hand-made) that are easy to create and monitor for evidence that promote students working in partners and groups.

Speakers
avatar for Erica Eganhouse

Erica Eganhouse

First Grade Teacher, Howe Elementary
I love sharing (honestly) about our first year as a School for Rigor. It has changed my teaching completely. If you catch me outside of school, I might be jogging-you should join me! This summer you might also find me floating around the lazy river at Adventureland. I also l... Read More →



Friday June 16, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
1130

2:15pm

Using Microsoft PPT Mix for premade teacher lessons & student created digital products
Currently, our 5th grade students use PPT mix to make the morning announcements. I started them in collaborative groups, then pairs, and now individuals. Now that they know powerpoint inside and out, they choose to use it for other class projects.

I use the PPT screenshot in mix to demonstrate each day's lesson. I can demonstrate using screenshot to create recorded tech lessons, my scaffolding of instruction for ppt for 2-5 grades, share student examples, show my rubrics, and give participants an opportunity to try creating a screenshot.

Speakers
avatar for Jodi Larson

Jodi Larson

Technology Teacher, Des Moines Public Schools


Friday June 16, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
1105

2:15pm

What's Old is New: Using Photography to Share Education Stories
The great photographer Elliot Erwitt once said: “The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.” While avoiding words isn't exactly possible in education, the use of photography to share the stories of students and teachers does contribute to the understanding of and support for our classrooms and schools. And since nearly everyone now carries a camera in their pocket, photography is a tool readily available to be put to good use. This session will provide tips on how to make your school photos more compelling, how to make the most of your camera (even if it's the one in your smartphone), basic dos and don'ts that make for good and bad photos, and a discussion about the dreaded photo release form.

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Friday June 16, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
1150

2:15pm

Blending the middle and high school English classroom
As student to teacher numbers increase, learn how to effectively use free tools to create a blended English classroom. Explore the benefits to blending the classroom and the pitfalls to avoid. The session will examine the use of YouTube, PowerPoint Mix, OneNote, Camtasia, Remind and other digital formats to connect students to the classroom, the curriculum, and each other.

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Friday June 16, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
1175

2:15pm

Flex Academy: It Just Clicks
Engaging Students, Discovering Success

The Des Moines Public Schools' Flex Academy Program are non-traditional 21st century classrooms that provide engaging blended-learning courses for our students who are in need of credit recovery and enjoy instruction based off of their own personalized learning plan.

Our blended-learning environment embraces innovative: Instruction, Curriculum, Environment, and Personalized Learning through a growth mindset; we celebrate the power of yet. Through content teachers that also track their credits, progress, personal ambition, interests, and style of learning, the Flex Academy goal is for each Flex Student to graduate and complete high school with a post-secondary plan.


Friday June 16, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
1185

2:15pm

Canvas 201: Let's Get It Started In Here!
Let's get beyond introductions & demos and start to create! Get some hands-on time to exploring and create with the guidance of a Canvas trainer!

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Friday June 16, 2017 2:15pm - 4:00pm
1165

3:15pm

Digital Resources: Research, Databases, eBooks, and More
Audience: Elementary Teachers & Staff

Session Description:
In this session participants will utilize research databases to help students through the research process. Instruction will cover finding a variety of credible resources including Heartland AEA databases, eBooks, audiobooks, and other District Library Resources.

Speakers
avatar for Debra Augspurger

Debra Augspurger

Distrct Library Services, Des Moines Public Schools



Friday June 16, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
1140

3:15pm

MAP Data and Front Row: A Dynamic Duo
This session will be a "share my story" of how I came to use software with my first graders especially Front Row. I will go through the challenges faced (devices, software, lack of my knowledge, students being able to log on etc) and how we have gotten through those challenges. I will also talk about using the MAP Math data to select task for my students whether they are struggling learners or need to be pushed in their learning.

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Friday June 16, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
1105

3:15pm

Class Dojo
I will present about the practical use of Class Dojo! During my presentation, attendees will get to experience an interactive demo of Class Dojo and then I will also show how it has been in used my school and classroom this last year! If time allows I will help attendees sign up their own classrooms!

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Friday June 16, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
1120

3:15pm

Creating with AdobeSpark
Come learn and create with a new presentation tool! In this session you will learn about the three components of the AdobeSpark suite.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Hellmann

Tyler Hellmann

Instructional Technology Consultant, Heartland AEA
I'm an Instructional Technology Consultant at Heartland AEA. I work in Region 8 which spans from Southeast Polk towards Newton.


Friday June 16, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
1325

3:15pm

Epson Projectors & Epson Tools
We will cover the basic tools that accompany the Epson projectors in DMPS classrooms.  This will include pen modes, along with using the Epson projector to interactive with a computer work station in your classroom.  I will show you multiple ways to take advantage of mouse mode.


Here is the link to the presentation:  http://bit.ly/techcon2017epson



Speakers
avatar for Joe McCright

Joe McCright

Teacher, Des Moines Public Schools
I am proud to teach Spanish at Stowe Elementary School in Des Moines, IA. My students use computers to help them learn Spanish and about the Spanish-speaking world. I have created more than 200 websites to help them learn.


Friday June 16, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
1185

3:15pm

Hashtags, Lists, and Chats: Building your PLN through Twitter
You have a Twitter handle now what should I do? How do you become an expert on Twitter? How can you use hashtags to your advantage? Who should I follow? How do I chat and why would I ever do such a thing on Twitter? What are those @ and # for? How do I build the ultimate PLN?

If you have ever asked these questions or ones like this, come and get the answers and learn how to dominate Twitter! Come ready with a Twitter handle, Tweetdeck, and some hashtags to explore.

Speakers
avatar for Scot Surprenant

Scot Surprenant

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Des Moines Public Schools
I have been in education for over 20 years. I am been a part of the technology integration movement in education. I have split time in between elementary and middle school classrooms. I am nor ever will be an expert, but I love trying new things. I am still a rookie as an In... Read More →



Friday June 16, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
1320

3:15pm

How to 5S Your Classroom
Being a teacher is one of the most important jobs. Your classroom should reflect your high teaching standards. So how do you get there? You apply a continuous improvement tool called 5S. 5S is a 5 step method to Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize and Sustain.

This session directly aligns to the Marzano Instructional Framework: Design Quesiton 6, Element 5: Organizating the Physical Layout of the Classroom. 5S provides structural considerations for organizing your classroom to facilitate movement and focus on learning.

Speakers
avatar for Emma Knapp

Emma Knapp

Continuous Improvement Coordinator, Des Moines Public Schools



Friday June 16, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
1130

3:15pm

How to go paperless using Microsoft Classroom
This session will explore how easy it is to have a paperless classroom, or at least move in the direction of going paperless. Participants will explore how to set up classes in Microsoft Classroom, how to create assignments, post website links, and other materials needed for students to complete tasks at school or at home. Further, participants will learn how quick and easy it is to provide feedback to students on assigned tasks. The instructor will use examples from this past year's classes to help facilitate setting up a MS Classroom environment.

Speakers
avatar for Bradley Manson

Bradley Manson

8th Grade Civics, DMPS- Goodrell MS



Friday June 16, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
1175

3:15pm

How To Use Benefitfocus
During this session you will be given a quick overview of how to access all your benefit information (health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, flex plans, life insurance and disability insurance) using the Benefitfocus portal. A tutorial will be provided on how to update and make changes to your benefit information.

Speakers
RW

Rhonda Wagoner

Benefits, Des Moines Public Schools


Friday June 16, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
1335

3:15pm

Nearpod
Are you looking for an engaging way to share lessons and get live responses from students? Nearpod is an interactive presentation platform that allows you to embed question and response right into your presentation, allowing teachers to get live feedback and adjust instruction on the spot. In this session, you will create a free account, learn how to create a simple Nearpod presentation, and see how it is used in a 2nd grade classroom.

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Friday June 16, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
1115

3:15pm

Personalizing Student Learning with the OneNote Class Notebook
Using OneNote Class Notebooks you can make every learning experience personal. See how you can set up areas for group collaboration activities that encourage peer support and interaction. Then, scaffold individual learning with student notebooks viewable only by the teacher and student. Track goals, manage student progress, and provide support, feedback, and encouragement from one simplified location. Let OneNote help you personalize your classroom experience.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Fallon

Shannon Fallon

Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Microsoft in the Classroom Trainer, Certified Minecraft Trainer.
avatar for Helen Lianos

Helen Lianos

Microsoft Fellow and Master Trainer. Microsoft Certified Educator.


Friday June 16, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
1330

3:15pm

Planbook.com
A discussion about and time to sign up for Planbook.com. I will share what my plans look like on a daily basis as an elementary teacher and also how this is adaptable for middle and high school teachers. This site will help reduce the hours of planning teachers have each week. This site also allows teachers to share plans easily online. You will have time sign up for a free month and set upp your planbook for the next school year.

Speakers
SB

Susan Bloom-Gilbert

Teacher, Des Moines Public Schools


Friday June 16, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Cafeteria

3:15pm

Seesaw In The Fine Arts
Hands on overview of Seesaw features and how they work in the music classroom.


Friday June 16, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
1170

3:15pm

SMART notebook basics
If you are looking to using SMART notebook, here's your chance. We will cover how to make interactive lessons and use the various tools on SMART.

Speakers

Friday June 16, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
1110

3:15pm

Technology in the SPED classroom
The focus will be on using technology in the Power English and Self-Contained English Classrooms, but the tech used could be used in other classrooms. The SPED District PLC leaders asked me to present at a PLC meeting on my Power English class, so I plan on using the same presentation which utilizes NearPod and Google Cardboard. For the Self-Contained English classroom I will present on Microsoft OneNote and it's features to help accommodate for students needs. I could also incorporate how I use other tech like: RECAP, Schoology, and Gooru.

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Friday June 16, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
1150