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Friday, April 1
 

8:00am

8:30am

Pre-summit Course: Google Apps EDU Certification
At this summit we are delighted to be running the Google Apps Educator Level 1 Certification preparation.  For educators, the new 'Certified Educator' courses are truly transformative in helping you incorporate Google tools in your teaching.  Rather than focusing on rote knowledge of apps the course and certification exam focuses on the practical application of the tools in the classroom. This day will focus on Educator Certification including a voucher.    Many that attend this training quickly become Google Certified Educators and are qualified to become Trainers or Innovators.  Exams are taken independently after Bootcamp.

Following the Fundamentals Training, we will utilize Google Classroom for this professional development experience (learn what it is like to be a student for a day in Classroom!) as well as Hangout Chats, Document, Slide and Drawing Collaboration for Engaging Learners, The Many Faces of Forms, Collaborative Calendars, and more.   We will get your testing account setup and apply your voucher so you are ready to take the exam within days of the Bootcamp.  Note:  'Passing the test is not guaranteed.'

Speakers
avatar for Allison Mollica

Allison Mollica

Educator & Global Trainer, AppsEvents USA Director
Allison Mollica has a background in both business and education with a M. Ed. (Technology in Education) and an Advanced Professional Certificate (Online Teaching) from Lesley University. Currently a Virtual Instructor at NH’s Virtual Learning Academy (a public 100% online school... Read More →


 
Saturday, April 2
 

8:00am

9:00am

Welcome from Superintendent Trisha Kocanda
Speakers
avatar for Trisha Kocanda

Trisha Kocanda

Superintendent, Winnetka Public School District 36


Saturday April 2, 2016 9:00am - 9:15am
Little Theater Carleton Washburne Middle School

9:15am

Opening Talk ~ What's Up Google?
Seems like everyday Google makes an update or change to something.  In addition, with that 1 log in that connects 'endless' apps, there is always something you didn't even know what a Google tool!  Allison will highlight many of the updates that took place this past year and introduce you to some Google opportunities you possibly were unaware of!  

This may peak your curiosity about some of the things offered in sessions throughout the summit that you can then go and learn more about.  Stay tuned! 

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Speakers
avatar for Allison Mollica

Allison Mollica

Educator & Global Trainer, AppsEvents USA Director
Allison Mollica has a background in both business and education with a M. Ed. (Technology in Education) and an Advanced Professional Certificate (Online Teaching) from Lesley University. Currently a Virtual Instructor at NH’s Virtual Learning Academy (a public 100% online school... Read More →


Saturday April 2, 2016 9:15am - 9:50am
Little Theater Carleton Washburne Middle School

10:00am

Be A Google Classroom Superhero
As schools travel down the road of 1:1 learning, it is important for teachers to learn how to effectively harness the power in the technology. Google Classroom is a great FREE workflow management tool for teachers to use to navigate the new digital classroom. We will discuss how to use Google Classroom in the most effective and efficient manner, while also sharing updates, 3rd party apps, and other awesome tricks/hacks to make you a 1:1 digital Superhero

Speakers
avatar for Curt Schleibaum

Curt Schleibaum

Owner, Ctrl-Z Screens
Curt Schleibaum is a technology education teacher at Seymour Community Schools in Seymour Indiana. Curt not only currently teaches Project Lead the Way and STEM Computer Application classes at Seymour he manages both their multimedia morning announcements, and has developed an active... Read More →


Saturday April 2, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Resource Room Carleton Washburne Middle School

10:00am

Google Chrome tips and tricks to make your class rock and life easier
Using Google Chrome in the classroom allows staff and students to personalize their web experience. In this session you will learn how to use the omni box for more than just URL's, organize tabs for efficiency, create shortcuts for more productive searching and install apps and extensions that are useful in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Venetico

Tony Venetico

Assistant Principal, Carleton Washburne School



Saturday April 2, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
C242 Carleton Washburne Middle School

10:00am

Let’s Get Started!
Making the transition to the Google Environment can be overwhelming for some. This session will support those individuals by starting from the very beginning of working within Google Drive and some of the basics of Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

Presentation Link


 

Speakers
avatar for Vicky Fischer

Vicky Fischer

Technology Integration Specialist, Naperville School District 203
Dr. Vicky Fischer has spent over 22 years working in K-12 Public Education. She has spent the last 13 years working as a Technology Integration Specialist for Naperville Community Unit School District #203 in Naperville, IL at the 6-8 level. She has provided professional learning... Read More →


Saturday April 2, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
E230 Carleton Washburne Middle School

10:00am

Khan Academy Coaching Resources
The power of Khan Academy can be tapped by teachers to blend and flip the classroom, or to enhance teaching and learning. Khan Academy coaching resources allow teachers to tap into real time data and student learning. This data provides teachers with power insight into students progress and struggles in learning math. 

Speakers
avatar for Ed Price

Ed Price

Instructional Designer, Cardinal Stritch University
All things tech... connecting with students.. Khan Academy.. Google... great Pinot Noir wines


Saturday April 2, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
E232 Carleton Washburne Middle School

10:00am

Google Photos: A Hidden Gem!
I LOVE Google Photos. I use it to create and share quick videos with students and colleagues. I also love how easy it is to collaborate and share photos, videos, stories, etc. with Google Photos. The interface is simple, but powerful and is more than most teachers will ever need to edit and publish their images, videos, etc. There are many tricks I have learned in exploring and using the tool this year and I hope to be able to learn even more between now and then!

Speakers
avatar for Todd Burleson

Todd Burleson

Teacher-Maker-Librarian | Author
Todd Burleson is a Teacher-Maker-Librarian at the Hubbard Woods School in Winnetka, IL., 2016 School Library Journal Librarian of the Year, and author of The Green Screen Maker Project Book. His self-declared passion is “awakening of curiosity in learners of all ages” and is often... Read More →


Saturday April 2, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
S211 Carleton Washburne Middle School

10:00am

Using Google Slides for Presentations is So Last Year!
Google Slides may be GAFE's most versatile app, full of hidden potential if you know where to look. With a little know-how and some elbow grease, unlock the possibilities of Google Slides for assessing, exploring, demonstrating understanding, and creating.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

Instructional Technology Coach, Bryan Middle School, CUSD 205
I have several years experience both in instructional technology and as a middle school English teacher. I work with the best teaching staff at Bryan Middle School in Elmhurst while occasionally presenting at conferences. My main focus is on how progressive instructional approaches... Read More →


Saturday April 2, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
E234 Carleton Washburne Middle School

11:00am

Coffee Break
Saturday April 2, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am

11:15am

Meaningful Learning with Google Classroom
Google Classroom is a helpful tool in managing classes and assignments but don't stop there! It can also be used for student collaboration and increased student engagement. Learn about Classroom from both the student perspective and the teacher perspective and how to personalize it for use in your learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Evenhouse

Lori Evenhouse

Music Educator, Middle School, Parker Junior High School
@MrsEMusic +LoriEvenhouse I'm a 6-8th grade general music teacher and authorized Google Education Trainer. My official position in the district is a classroom music teacher, but I love helping any of my colleagues successfully and meaningfully integrate tech into their classroom... Read More →


Saturday April 2, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
S211 Carleton Washburne Middle School

11:15am

Organize Your File Management With Google Drive - GAFE
Overview: How much are you using your Google Drive? Would you like to learn how to store folders or files, share and sync your files with ease through Google Drive? Join this basic session to explore Google Drives use as a powerful set of tools to organize and expedite your file management and communication with peers and students. If you have many of your files on your school drive, you will learn how to migrate this information to your Google Drive with ease. We will work together navigating through Google drive, create a folder, create a doc and work in Google docs.

Speakers
avatar for Jean Loepfe

Jean Loepfe

End User Technology Specialist and District Trainer, Elmbrook School District, in Brookfield WI
I'm the End User Technology Specialist in Technology Services for the Elmbrook School District, Brookfield, WI I specialize in software application training and support for our staff and students. I facilitate the access and utilization of resources through account maintenance, end... Read More →


Saturday April 2, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Resource Room Carleton Washburne Middle School

11:15am

Using Google Drawing for Ebooks
In this session participants will learn how to assist students in creating an eBook using Google Drawing. Books can be made into a PDF for simple sharing via a website, iBooks, or Chromebooks. 

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Griffith

Jennifer Griffith

Technology Integrator, Walker Elementary School
Facilitator Jennifer (Kerr) Griffith is employed as a technology integrator in the School District of West Allis-West Milwaukee. Jennifer holds a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from National Louis University. Jennifer has more than ten years of experience incorporating technology... Read More →


Saturday April 2, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
C242 Carleton Washburne Middle School

11:15am

GrabIt with SnagIt
Share your computer screen, feedback, and ideas in your presentations and emails with SnagIt. Turn verbal instructions into How-to video clips using the screenshots and screen recordings of anything that is in a browser, desktop, or applications that are running. Each screenshot and recording is safely housed in your Google Drive and can easily be inserted into presentations, forms, docs, and sites. Life just got a little easier with SnagIt.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Norman

Jennifer Norman

HS Integration Specialist, Carol Morgan School
Jennifer has over 27 years teaching experience, having taught in the United States in Iowa, Arizona, and Nevada. For the last 8 years, she has been the High School Technology Integration Specialist at Carol Morgan School in Dominican Republic. Jennifer teaches programming, web design... Read More →



Saturday April 2, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
E232 Carleton Washburne Middle School

11:15am

Supports for Struggling Students using Read&Write for Google

As many as two-thirds of students in classrooms today score below proficiency in reading. This includes students who speak English as a second language, students with disabilities, and others who do not yet possess the skills needed to meet today’s rigorous standards. While the Google Apps for Education environment provides great tools for productivity and collaboration, many supports needed by these struggling students are still lacking.

In this session, attendees will also see demonstrations of Read&Write for Google™, a cloud-based solution that works with Google Documents, Web pages, and other common file types, such as PDF, ePub, and KES, in Google Drive. Participants will learn more about common technology supports such as text-to-speech, word prediction, text and picture dictionaries, annotations and more that can help students who struggle with reading and writing. These tools can be used through the Chrome browser on PCs, Macs, and Chromebooks.

Participants will walk away with a better understanding of how to support a variety of struggling learners as well as useful tools that can help.



Speakers
avatar for Debbie Shaw

Debbie Shaw

Regional Sales Director, Texthelp, Inc.
Debbie Shaw has been with Texthelp since 2010 as the Sales Director supporting the Midwest.  Texthelp is the developer of the Read&Write family of literacy support tools and the exciting new digital math extension, EquatIO.  At Texthelp, we believe there’s a whole world of avid... Read More →


Saturday April 2, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
E234 Carleton Washburne Middle School

11:15am

Uncover the Power of Google Docs
Google Docs is often seen as a simplified version of Microsoft Word. There is so much more hidden with Google Docs that can help with collaboration, research, and feedback. In this session we will explore those hidden tools so participants can head back to school on Monday with new ideas on how to use it with their students.

Presentation Link

Speakers
avatar for Vicky Fischer

Vicky Fischer

Technology Integration Specialist, Naperville School District 203
Dr. Vicky Fischer has spent over 22 years working in K-12 Public Education. She has spent the last 13 years working as a Technology Integration Specialist for Naperville Community Unit School District #203 in Naperville, IL at the 6-8 level. She has provided professional learning... Read More →


Saturday April 2, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
E230 Carleton Washburne Middle School

12:00pm

Lunch
Saturday April 2, 2016 12:00pm - 12:15pm

1:15pm

Google Chrome: Beyond Browsing
This is more than just your average browser - Google Chrome lets you completely personalize your internet experience. Unleash the power of the Omnibox, tabbed browsing, People settings, and extensions to make Google Chrome work harder for you and your students.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Evenhouse

Lori Evenhouse

Music Educator, Middle School, Parker Junior High School
@MrsEMusic +LoriEvenhouse I'm a 6-8th grade general music teacher and authorized Google Education Trainer. My official position in the district is a classroom music teacher, but I love helping any of my colleagues successfully and meaningfully integrate tech into their classroom... Read More →


Saturday April 2, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Resource Room Carleton Washburne Middle School

1:15pm

Implementing Digital Learning and Google Classroom
Starting a digital learning program can have its challenges when you don’t know where to start. To effectively implement digital learning into your curriculum, it is important to have a simple big picture to make the transition seamless. This session is for those who want to see an example of a digital learning model and learn how to implement it into classroom instruction. This session will also cover the basics of Google Classroom and how it can turn your class into an engaging, online classroom environment where students and teachers can share and collaborate in real-time.

Speakers
avatar for Hobbs Behrouzi

Hobbs Behrouzi

Director of Digital Learning, School District 54
I have always believed that ALL students can learn and achieve and that is where my passion for education stems from. I am a former special education educator and former art/media teacher and have taken my love for educational technology to create a bigger impact for more student... Read More →


Saturday April 2, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
C242 Carleton Washburne Middle School

1:15pm

Paperless Edu
Whether you are teaching a 1:1, integrating some devices, or a building leader. This session focuses on teaching, learning, and leading without using paper. We will learn and explore the various learning and leading opportunities focusing on efficiency and creativity. Our tools will primarily focus on Google products: Classroom, Keep, Drive, Chrome Apps, and Google Add-Ons.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Hansen

Eric Hansen

Director of Technology and Communications, Diamond Lake School District 76 #D76Diamonds
Director of Technology who has served for several years as classroom teacher, technology facilitator, and Google for Education trainer. Professionally experience in educational technology training, conference presenting, technology management, educational leadership, infusing technology... Read More →


Saturday April 2, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
S211 Carleton Washburne Middle School

1:15pm

Using Khan Academy, MAPs, and Google Docs to Personalize Math
Participants will leave this session with resources to make customized playlist for students based on MAPs RIT Scores from Student Goal Setting Reports. These interactive playlist will drive students to Khan exercises tailored to the student learning needs as determined by MAPs scores. 

Speakers
avatar for Ed Price

Ed Price

Instructional Designer, Cardinal Stritch University
All things tech... connecting with students.. Khan Academy.. Google... great Pinot Noir wines


Saturday April 2, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
E234 Carleton Washburne Middle School

1:15pm

gPanel: Google Apps Administration for Student Accounts
gPanel is a centralized user management application to help IT personnel control Google Apps administration for student accounts. With useful features like email audit, group management, document management, and Google Drive Search, Promevo EDU Account Manager Taylor Granstaff explains the benefits of using it at your school.

Speakers
avatar for Taylor Granstaff

Taylor Granstaff

EDU Account Manager, PROMEVO


Saturday April 2, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
E230 Carleton Washburne Middle School

1:15pm

I Didn't Know You Could Do That
An entertaining session filled with A-ha moments. Learn how to make the most out of your device with tips and tricks to be make you more organized, efficient, and engaging.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Young

Chris Young

Strategic Learning Coordinator, Southern Hancock
Chris is the Strategic Learning Coordinator for Southern Hancock County. He was a Science teacher for 9 years before that. He's a Google for Education Trainer, Level 2 Educator, and has a certificate in Technology Leadership from the CIESC. As a leader in Educational Technology, Chris... Read More →


Saturday April 2, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
E232 Carleton Washburne Middle School

1:15pm

FULL STE(a)M Ahead: K-8 MakerSpaces
Winnetka School  District 36 piloted three maker spaces in 2015-16. Hear from the three pilot teachers about their journey and their plans for next year and  beyond.  Session will be held in our 7-8 MakerSpace where you will have the opportunity to explore our resources  and talk to our pilot teachers about their successes and failures. Leave with great ideas for bringing a MakerSpace to your school.

Todd Burleson's Presentation 

Speakers
avatar for Todd Burleson

Todd Burleson

Teacher-Maker-Librarian | Author
Todd Burleson is a Teacher-Maker-Librarian at the Hubbard Woods School in Winnetka, IL., 2016 School Library Journal Librarian of the Year, and author of The Green Screen Maker Project Book. His self-declared passion is “awakening of curiosity in learners of all ages” and is often... Read More →
avatar for Timothy Selgrat

Timothy Selgrat

STEAM/Maker Education, Carleton Washburne School, The Winnetka Public Schools D36
Timothy Selgrat has developed and is facilitating the student choice, design thinking, STEAM class, Innovation Technology, at Carleton Washburne School in Winnetka, Illinois. Prior to District 36, Selgrat was the Technology Director and computer teacher at Queen of Angels Elementary... Read More →


Saturday April 2, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
N102 Carleton Washburne Middle School

2:15pm

Coffee Break
Saturday April 2, 2016 2:15pm - 2:30pm

2:30pm

Annotating Text 2.0
In this session, teachers will learn how to access google extensions via the web store. We will pay particular attention to the extension Kami, which allows the user to highlight and annotate text for close reading. The annotations can then be saved back into drive or printed for easy reference when working on projects. Kami also allows for multiple users to annotate the same text which allows for greater collaboration. A close reading game changer!

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Hager

Amanda Hager

Instructional Coach, CCSD59
I am an instructional coach at Juliette Low Elementary in CCSD59. I have been an elementary school teacher for 8 years and now in my fourth year as an instructional coach. I have a masters in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis on reading and am very passionate about giving... Read More →


Saturday April 2, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Resource Room Carleton Washburne Middle School

2:30pm

Google Tour Builder - “Put Your Story on the Map”
Using Google Tour Builder, capture location-based moments to create tours of events.

Perfect for mapping places from a novel, labelling key locations in history, identifying where events occur or even showcasing your vacation around Europe. This easy tool takes the best parts of Google Earth and simplifies them in a clean, web-based interface. Pin your locations on a map, add text, photos and video and share your story!

Link to Presentation

Speakers
avatar for Kelli Lane

Kelli Lane

Technology Integration Specialist, Avoca School District 37
Kelli Lane is a Technology Integration Specialist for the Avoca School District. She has a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology as well as Educational Theatre. Teaching in Kansas City, Dubai and now the suburbs of Chicago, Kelli has been a general ed and computer teacher, tech... Read More →


Saturday April 2, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
C242 Carleton Washburne Middle School

2:30pm

Think About Connections: Using Google Slides for Collaborating AND Presenting!
Think about connecting students in your class with each other, or with students from another class using Google Slides. The collaboration feature of Google Slides allows all students to create and contribute to a single classroom presentation (no need to collect 30 presentations to grade and return!) From creating presentations, to classroom study guides, to character development in books, to documenting events in time (and more!), Google Slides provides users with the ability to combine text, graphics, images and YouTube videos in one file that can be shared with the world.

Speakers
avatar for Charlene Chausis

Charlene Chausis

Creativity & Innovation Specialist for Mobile Pedagogy, Aptakisic-Tripp CCSD 102 - Retired
Mostly retired, yet, still working to promote the learning of adults in schools. Apple Distinguished Educator (Class of 2003), Apple Teacher, Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Innovator.


Saturday April 2, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
S211 Carleton Washburne Middle School

2:30pm

Google Forms - Beyond Creation
You already know how to create forms, that is no problem, now what do you do? In this session you will connect with fellow teachers who use forms or would like to use forms in their classrooms, you will get some ideas on ways you can use forms (beyond just for information gathering) and get some guidance on what add-ons and extensions might be worth checking out!

Presentation Link 

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Lagerquist

Kristin Lagerquist

K-5 Technology Integration Specialist, Sacred Heart Schools
I am the K-5 Technology Integration Specialist at Sacred Heart Schools in Chicago, IL. I hold my Google Educator Levels I and II certificates, am a GEG Chicagoland Leader and maintain educator certifications through Symbaloo and Graphite/Common Sense Media. I absolutely love what... Read More →



Saturday April 2, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
E234 Carleton Washburne Middle School

2:30pm

Increasing Productivity with Google Apps, Extensions, and Websites
When used right, technology can help educators become more productive in what they need to do both with their students and in their day-to-day duties. In this session we will explore tools that can increase productivity in the classroom for both the teacher and their students.

Presentation Link


Speakers
avatar for Vicky Fischer

Vicky Fischer

Technology Integration Specialist, Naperville School District 203
Dr. Vicky Fischer has spent over 22 years working in K-12 Public Education. She has spent the last 13 years working as a Technology Integration Specialist for Naperville Community Unit School District #203 in Naperville, IL at the 6-8 level. She has provided professional learning... Read More →


Saturday April 2, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
E230 Carleton Washburne Middle School

2:30pm

FULL STE(a)M Ahead: K-8 MakerSpaces
Winnetka School  District 36 piloted three maker spaces in 2015-16. Hear from the three pilot teachers about their journey and their plans for next year and  beyond.  Session will be held in our 7-8 MakerSpace where you will have the opportunity to explore our resources  and talk to our pilot teachers about their successes and failures. Leave with great ideas for bringing a MakerSpace to your school.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Burleson

Todd Burleson

Teacher-Maker-Librarian | Author
Todd Burleson is a Teacher-Maker-Librarian at the Hubbard Woods School in Winnetka, IL., 2016 School Library Journal Librarian of the Year, and author of The Green Screen Maker Project Book. His self-declared passion is “awakening of curiosity in learners of all ages” and is often... Read More →
avatar for Timothy Selgrat

Timothy Selgrat

STEAM/Maker Education, Carleton Washburne School, The Winnetka Public Schools D36
Timothy Selgrat has developed and is facilitating the student choice, design thinking, STEAM class, Innovation Technology, at Carleton Washburne School in Winnetka, Illinois. Prior to District 36, Selgrat was the Technology Director and computer teacher at Queen of Angels Elementary... Read More →


Saturday April 2, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
N102 Carleton Washburne Middle School

3:40pm

4:30pm

Join us for a Networking Party!!
A big part of any successful PD event is great social and networking activities. 
    Join us on Saturday directly after the Summit at Pinstripes
    Address: 1150 Willow Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062Phone:+1 847-480-2323


Saturday April 2, 2016 4:30pm - 8:00pm
Pinstripes 1150 Willow Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062
 
Sunday, April 3
 

9:00am

Opening Session: Participant Demo Slams Smackdown: Screencasts or Live Slams
Now that you know what a Demo SLAM is by attending the Friday afternoon session, here is your chance to be the presenter!

Saturday Morning Demo SLAM Smackdown of 10 Demo SLAMS which are either PRERECORDED or LIVE.  

Prerecord your SLAM and submit it here (be sure to include the link).  If you want to do the SLAM LIVE you can select that as an option.  

This will be a DEMO SLAM SMACKDOWN with a VOTING FORM.  

Deadline for submitting Saturday Morning by 7AM.  There are 10 SLAM Spots First Come First Serve.

Voting will close by 12:00pm.

SLAM Awards will be held at the 1:30pm Closing Session.

SUBMIT YOUR SLAM HERE:  https://goo.gl/UR9YFI

USE THIS FORM as you VOTE:  https://goo.gl/R1Hd3V

Moderators
avatar for Rachel Small

Rachel Small

Teacher Librarian, Burlington Public Schools
Pine Glen Elementary Teacher Librarian

Speakers
avatar for Allison Mollica

Allison Mollica

Educator & Global Trainer, AppsEvents USA Director
Allison Mollica has a background in both business and education with a M. Ed. (Technology in Education) and an Advanced Professional Certificate (Online Teaching) from Lesley University. Currently a Virtual Instructor at NH’s Virtual Learning Academy (a public 100% online school... Read More →


Sunday April 3, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
Little Theater Carleton Washburne Middle School

9:40am

Google Sheets are Sweet: For Geeks and Everyone Else Too
We know that Google Sheets can be an amazing tool, but let’s face it - we sometimes get intimidated by words like formulas, data validation, and pivot tables. What if we started from the beginning, went back to basics on spreadsheets, and then matched some advanced features with a purpose? Join a veteran classroom teacher turned techie show you all you need to know about Google Sheets and walk away with the confidence needed to continue exploring and learning on your own. 

Speakers
avatar for Mina Marien

Mina Marien

Evanston Township High School, Evanston Township High School
Mina Marien is an instructional Technology Specialist at Evanston Township High School in Evanston, IL. She previously taught Latin and supported teachers in the World Languages department as an instructional coach. She loves working with students in classes throughout the school... Read More →


Sunday April 3, 2016 9:40am - 10:40am
C242 Carleton Washburne Middle School

9:40am

Reading/Writing Workshop 2.0: Enhancing your lit block with apps and extensions
In this session, participants will get a brief overview of Google Chrome apps and extensions they can use in any area of that utilizes literacy skills, which in this day and age also includes the content areas. The apps and extensions shown will help students learn to be more productive by using tools to enhance their learning experience, make text more accessible, and be collaborative and creative. Learn how to get the most out of Google Chrome!

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Hager

Amanda Hager

Instructional Coach, CCSD59
I am an instructional coach at Juliette Low Elementary in CCSD59. I have been an elementary school teacher for 8 years and now in my fourth year as an instructional coach. I have a masters in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis on reading and am very passionate about giving... Read More →


Sunday April 3, 2016 9:40am - 10:40am
S211 Carleton Washburne Middle School

9:40am

Your First Tweets ~ Twitter for Beginners
Speakers
avatar for Rachel Small

Rachel Small

Teacher Librarian, Burlington Public Schools
Pine Glen Elementary Teacher Librarian


Sunday April 3, 2016 9:40am - 10:40am
E234 Carleton Washburne Middle School

9:40am

Keeping IT Simple Using Google Mail, Calendar, and Drive
Overwhelmed with the number of emails in your Inbox? Can’t stay caught up with the latest extensions, web 2.0 applications, and other “cool tech tools”? Having trouble staying organized with all of your meeting or class notes? Take a closer look at one way to master the daily grind by using a few simple tools coupled with a system that integrates some of our favorite Google Tools. Encourage your students to do the same to help them start and stay on top of their busy lives.

Slides: http://bit.ly/aechisimple
 

Speakers
avatar for David Chan

David Chan

Director of Instructional Technology, Evanston Township High School D202
David S. Chan is the Director of Instructional Technology at Evanston Township High School (ETHS) where he oversees the libraries, media centers, and student tech support center. He is the project lead for the District's 1:1 Digital Learning Initiative.David is a Google for Education... Read More →


Sunday April 3, 2016 9:40am - 10:40am
E230 Carleton Washburne Middle School

9:40am

gPanel: Google Apps Administration for Student Accounts
gPanel is a centralized user management application to help IT personnel control Google Apps administration for student accounts. With useful features like email audit, group management, document management, and Google Drive Search, Promevo EDU Account Manager Taylor Granstaff explains the benefits of using it at your school.

Speakers
avatar for Taylor Granstaff

Taylor Granstaff

EDU Account Manager, PROMEVO


Sunday April 3, 2016 9:40am - 10:40am
Resource Room Carleton Washburne Middle School

9:40am

Take Your Students (or Staff) on an Amazing Race!
An engaging lesson is really about packaging. Regardless of subject, if we wrap up our content in an ugly bag, students won’t want it no matter how great it is. However, that doesn’t have to be the case! Join this session to see how you can apply an “Amazing Race” style activity, using Google My Maps and Forms, to any subject area, with examples of how it has been used with students. You’ll have an opportunity to experience the excitement of participating in one, as well as an opportunity to debrief on how to create one.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Gauthier

Josh Gauthier

Josh is a Technology Training Specialist and former Business and Information Technology Educator. Currently working with grades 5 through 8 in the School District of De Pere(Wisconsin), Josh is ever passionate about the role that technology can play in increasing opportunities for... Read More →


Sunday April 3, 2016 9:40am - 10:40am
E232 Carleton Washburne Middle School

10:40am

Coffee Break
Sunday April 3, 2016 10:40am - 10:50am

10:50am

Mastering Your Drive and Then Add-On!
Still not getting the most out of Google Drive? And why would one ever have a need for Add-ons? This session will help you get firmly grounded with Google Drive “How-tos” and tips and tricks that will help you become more efficient with organizing, managing, and then improving your Google Drive experience. Specifically, just a few of the items discussed will include managing files and folders, connecting apps, learning about Drive Add-ons, and much more.

Slides: http://bit.ly/aechidrive 

Speakers
avatar for David Chan

David Chan

Director of Instructional Technology, Evanston Township High School D202
David S. Chan is the Director of Instructional Technology at Evanston Township High School (ETHS) where he oversees the libraries, media centers, and student tech support center. He is the project lead for the District's 1:1 Digital Learning Initiative.David is a Google for Education... Read More →


Sunday April 3, 2016 10:50am - 11:50am
E230 Carleton Washburne Middle School

10:50am

Other Google Goodies
Google Drive is just a small part of what Google tools can do for you classroom. There are so many other Google Goodies that can change the way you do things in you classroom for both yourself and your students. Fill up your teacher toolbox with some Google Goodies you may not know about. 

Speakers
avatar for Matt Boyer

Matt Boyer

Technology Coach, Winnetka 36
Love integrating and innovating new ways to keep kids engaged and challenged in the classroom. Follow me @edtechboyer


Sunday April 3, 2016 10:50am - 11:50am
Resource Room Carleton Washburne Middle School

10:50am

Developing your PLN via Twitter (Twitter 102)
Speakers
avatar for Rachel Small

Rachel Small

Teacher Librarian, Burlington Public Schools
Pine Glen Elementary Teacher Librarian


Sunday April 3, 2016 10:50am - 11:50am
E234 Carleton Washburne Middle School

10:50am

Google Forms + Autocrat = Data Sharing with Ease!
Would you like a way to document anecdotal data about your students and share it? Perhaps you are trying to manage a behavior plan. You might be an administrator looking for ways to note observations. Maybe you want to create personalized letters home?

Using Google Forms and Autocrat, you can collect information then create custom documents to share using that data. It is easier than you think! Basic familiarity with Google Forms is helpful.


Presentation Link

Folder of Practice Data 

Speakers
avatar for Kelli Lane

Kelli Lane

Technology Integration Specialist, Avoca School District 37
Kelli Lane is a Technology Integration Specialist for the Avoca School District. She has a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology as well as Educational Theatre. Teaching in Kansas City, Dubai and now the suburbs of Chicago, Kelli has been a general ed and computer teacher, tech... Read More →


Sunday April 3, 2016 10:50am - 11:50am
C242 Carleton Washburne Middle School

10:50am

Upgrade Your Google Site
Getting your Google Site to look the way you want it to can be a challenge. Luckily, there are a few simple things we can do to make them more attractive, user-friendly, and personalized. Come ready to start building a sample Site that you can then improve upon even after the session. Or bring your current Site and be ready to make some improvements to it. These tips can work for teacher Sites or for teaching students how to build Sites.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy McBrayer

Jeremy McBrayer

Director of 21st Century Learning, Channahon SD17
Jeremy is the Director of 21st Century Learning in Channahon School District 17. He has helped organize and transition the school district into a leader in developing 21st Century Skills in students of all age levels. Jeremy is also a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer and loves... Read More →


Sunday April 3, 2016 10:50am - 11:50am
S211 Carleton Washburne Middle School

10:50am

Google 20% to Maker
See how the implementation of Google 20% time in class encourages makers and inspires moonshot thinking.
Presentation link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1tPzhUV149P21npB3HhLt1ZQtZ8_34tS_8rL9Cd2QJ6Y/edit?usp=sharing 

Speakers

Sunday April 3, 2016 10:50am - 11:50am
E232 Carleton Washburne Middle School

11:50am

Coffee Break
Sunday April 3, 2016 11:50am - 12:30pm
TBA

12:30pm

Flipping the Class with Screencastify
You'll find the presentation and other resources at www.joshedtech.com/flipped

Coined in 2012, "Flipped Learning" has actually been around for a while.  With today's technology; however, it has become easier than ever to implement.  This presentation is designed to show teachers how to use Screencastify (a Google Chrome extension) to record presentations, tutorial videos and more for use in their classroom. Students and teachers can record on Mac, PC, or Chromebook for free and upload to either Google Drive or YouTube with ease.  

Program Overview
  • Flipped Learning - How and Why
  • Creating a YouTube Channel
  • Installing Screencastify
  • Recording a Video
  • Sharing the Video - YouTube, Google Drive, Google Classroom
  • Other Resources
You'll find the presentation and other resources at www.joshedtech.com/flipped

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Johnson

Joshua Johnson

Director of Academic Technology, Wisconsin Lutheran College
My goal is that all people learn how to use technology in order to become life-long learners in any subject or topic. I enjoy helping people solve problems, especially when turning it off and back on again is the solution. After 5 years at the Jr. High level and 10 years at the High... Read More →



Sunday April 3, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Resource Room Carleton Washburne Middle School

12:30pm

Focusing on the “You” in YouTube
We'll start with the basics of YouTube, followed by some advanced tips/tricks, focusing on creating, sharing, and curating YouTube channels and playlists. Topics will include everything from how to create, upload, share, annotate, and edit videos. We'll also review screencasting, some basic free and paid tools that are available, and how to best utilize videos in the classroom. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask targeted questions as well as practice everything that is discussed and shared.

Slides available here: http://bit.ly/aechiyoutube 

Speakers
avatar for David Chan

David Chan

Director of Instructional Technology, Evanston Township High School D202
David S. Chan is the Director of Instructional Technology at Evanston Township High School (ETHS) where he oversees the libraries, media centers, and student tech support center. He is the project lead for the District's 1:1 Digital Learning Initiative.David is a Google for Education... Read More →


Sunday April 3, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
E230 Carleton Washburne Middle School

12:30pm

Get Organized, Find Balance
In this session you will learn about great ways to keep yourself organized. Reduce stress and find more minutes in your day by integrating new apps into your routine and by using some familiar apps in new ways. Some apps discussed will be Gmail, Inbox, Google Keep, Calendar, and more. Use technology to bring balance to your life, not to keep up with the Joneses. 

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Rice

Meredith Rice

Innovation Specialist, Sunset Ridge


Sunday April 3, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
C242 Carleton Washburne Middle School

12:30pm

Google Sites as Student Projects
Portfolios, museum exhibits, travel logs and more! Learn how to unlock the potential of Google Sites in the hands of students. We'll discuss ideas for projects as well as cover all you need to know about getting your own Google Sites project up and running. Templates to get you started will be provided, but we'll also teach you how to make your own. Some previous knowledge about Google Sites is highly recommended.

Speakers
avatar for Mina Marien

Mina Marien

Evanston Township High School, Evanston Township High School
Mina Marien is an instructional Technology Specialist at Evanston Township High School in Evanston, IL. She previously taught Latin and supported teachers in the World Languages department as an instructional coach. She loves working with students in classes throughout the school... Read More →


Sunday April 3, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
S211 Carleton Washburne Middle School

12:30pm

Integrated Literacy Workshop
In this session teachers will walk away with innovative tools to rejuvenate their reading and writing workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Marisol Audia

Marisol Audia

Instructional Coach for Innovative Learning, Community Consolidated School District 59
My name is Marisol Audia and currently I am an Innovative Learning Coach for Community Consolidated School District 59. I began my teaching career as a Learning Behavior Specialist, eight years ago. My motivation for going into this field stemmed from the love, passion and determination... Read More →


Sunday April 3, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
E234 Carleton Washburne Middle School

12:30pm

Where Are They Now?
Gathering data on what students already know and where to take them next is almost a daily occurrence in today’s classroom. During this session participants will experience various online assessment tools from the student perspective and then have some time to explore their favorites from the teacher perspective.

Presention link 

Speakers
avatar for Vicky Fischer

Vicky Fischer

Technology Integration Specialist, Naperville School District 203
Dr. Vicky Fischer has spent over 22 years working in K-12 Public Education. She has spent the last 13 years working as a Technology Integration Specialist for Naperville Community Unit School District #203 in Naperville, IL at the 6-8 level. She has provided professional learning... Read More →


Sunday April 3, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
E232 Carleton Washburne Middle School

1:30pm

Closing Session & Prizes (then Lunch & Departure)
Moderators
avatar for Rachel Small

Rachel Small

Teacher Librarian, Burlington Public Schools
Pine Glen Elementary Teacher Librarian

Speakers
avatar for Allison Mollica

Allison Mollica

Educator & Global Trainer, AppsEvents USA Director
Allison Mollica has a background in both business and education with a M. Ed. (Technology in Education) and an Advanced Professional Certificate (Online Teaching) from Lesley University. Currently a Virtual Instructor at NH’s Virtual Learning Academy (a public 100% online school... Read More →


Sunday April 3, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Little Theater Carleton Washburne Middle School