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Thursday, October 31
 

1:30pm

Experience and Create AR and VR for the Classroom
Ready to immerse your students in learning? Come learn about augmented and virtual reality and discover new tools to create engaging and immersive learning experiences for students. Join me for this hands-on workshop and make AR and VR a REALITY in your class.

Speakers
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Stephanie Dannehl

Bertrand Community School


Thursday October 31, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Diamond 3 Younes Conference Center

1:30pm

Making Social Media Graphics Awesome
Social media is an important part in communicating and branding a classroom or school district. One way to enhance your social media brand in a positive engaging manner is through graphics. Graphics help share your story visually while also communicating your values and culture. This workshop will demonstrate simple techniques to make your graphics stand out. Workshop attendees will practice taking pictures, learn simple editing techniques, discuss color pallets, and create both graphics and templates. Workshop attendees will leave with resources for both paid and free web tools to enhance one’s brand through graphic design.

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Mowinkel

Shelly Mowinkel

Technology Teacher, Milford Jr/Sr High School
Shelly Mowinkel has over fifteen years of business/technology education experience. She is currently a BMIT teacher and technology coach at Milford Public Schools. Shelly enjoys teaching career education courses because these courses teach creativity, problem solving, critical thinking... Read More →


Thursday October 31, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Diamond 4 Younes Conference Center

1:30pm

PD on the Go: Quick and Easy Strategies for Sharing and Communicating
Whether you want to share information, provide some PD or provide some insight, there are tools to foster quick, easy delivery and consumption. This workshop will get you creating, collaborating and sharing PD on the Go.

View Session Resources HERE

Speakers
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Heather Callihan

Northwest Public Schools


Thursday October 31, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Diamond 8 Younes Conference Center
 
Friday, November 1
 

8:00am

Lead Like a PIRATE
Learn dynamic strategies to dramatically transform culture and build schools where students and staff run to get in, not out. This motivational keynote demonstrates how to take the revolutionary ideas from Teach Like a PIRATE and supercharge them for educational leaders. You will walk away from this program with the courage and practical ideas to become the kind of leader you've always hoped you could be. Leaders will walk away from this keynote with the tools they need to build a PIRATE culture, strategies and a coaching model they can implement tomorrow and the confidence they need to make school AMAZING.

Speakers
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Beth Houf

Fulton Middle School


Friday November 1, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Crystal Ballroom 2, 3, & 4 Younes Conference Center

9:00am

Vendor Break
Visit the Vendors in the Exhibit Hall

Friday November 1, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
Diamond Ballroom 1, 2, 6 & 7 Younes Conference Center

9:30am

Breakout Review: Digital vs. Physical
Breakouts are a great way to introduce or review information. Breakouts also make learning memorable, by having learners interact with information in a different way. Learners in this session will experience both physical and digital breakout, identify the pros and cons of both digital and physical breakouts, as well as be introduced to a variety of breakout resources to use to implement and create breakouts for your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Nora Ohrt

Nora Ohrt

K-12 Technology Coordinator, Sutton Public School
I am the Technology Coordinator at Sutton Public School in Sutton, Nebraska. My current schedule includes teaching Digital Design, Web Design and supporting the technology needs of a K-12 staff. I have a passion for motivating my students and implementing technology in my classes. I... Read More →



Friday November 1, 2019 9:30am - 10:15am
Diamond 8 Younes Conference Center

9:30am

Experience This! Incorporate a Virtual Field Trip into Your Classroom
A break-out box. Elephants or Sea Monsters. Arachnids, fossils, bio-technology, and bees And a museum. Come experience this! Work through three Nebraska-based lab and/or classroom science activities. Then, virtually connect with the University of Nebraska State Museum. Explore how a lesson on evolution unlocks the box, a tabletop dig exposes mysteries, and you get to talk with who???!! It’s all about how to extend your classroom science curriculum by incorporating virtual field trips.

Speakers
avatar for Annie Mumgaard

Annie Mumgaard

Virtual Learning Coordinator, University of Nebraska State Museum
The University of Nebraska State Museum of Natural History is Nebraska's number one museum where we promote discovery in natural science through research, scientific collection, learner-centered education, and public exhibitions. We recruit and mentor future scientists and educators... Read More →
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Jennifer Ruyle

University of Nebraska State Museum


Friday November 1, 2019 9:30am - 10:15am
Diamond 3 Younes Conference Center

9:30am

Interactive Digital Notebooks (and More!) with Google Slides
While presentations are the most common use of Google Slides, they are often the least powerful use of this awesome tool. Slides are a canvas to allow creativity in lesson design; a book with pages waiting to be filled with engaging content; a template to recognize student achievement and milestones. One of the most powerful uses of Slides is to create student-centered digital interactive notebooks. Bring your ideas and your computer to this session so you can build a resource to use as part of your next lesson!

Speakers
avatar for Lynne Herr

Lynne Herr

Tech PD Specialist, Educational Service Unit #6
I lead the team that oversees the contests NETA offers for students and teachers each year. What new contests could we offer to recognize model uses of technology to support instruction? I also lead NETA's advocacy efforts to encourage state and national lawmakers to support ed... Read More →



Friday November 1, 2019 9:30am - 10:15am
Diamond 9 Younes Conference Center
  • Target Audience All

9:30am

Learn Coding with Minecraft
You know your kids love minecraft, now you can leverage that passion to help them learn coding. Free tools in code.org for elementary level, and more advanced options from https://education.minecraft.net/ will keep them learning! Devices with the windows version will be available to play with, and you can download them to ios and mac devices as well. Install before conference if you want to use your own device please...

Speakers
avatar for Darci Lindgren

Darci Lindgren

Technology Coordinator, Lindsay Holy Family School
Hi, I’m Mrs Lindgren. I’ve been working at Holy Family since 2001, and really enjoy rebuilding computers for our students and faculty to use. Teaching internet safety is one of my passions.



Friday November 1, 2019 9:30am - 10:15am
Diamond 10 Younes Conference Center

9:30am

Let's Get Coding
Computer science is one of the fastest-growing careers and not many kids are learning how to code. National Computer science week is December 8-14, 2019, learn how you can bring Hour of Code to your school. Hour of Code is a fun experience every child should have the opportunity to take part. Participants will learn about Hour of Code and Family Code Night.

Speakers
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Lisa Bohaty

East Butler Public Schools


Friday November 1, 2019 9:30am - 10:15am
Ruby 6 Younes Conference Center

9:30am

Online Privacy: Practical Things Educators Can Do
Do you know how the apps you're using use and share student information? Learn how to navigate Common Sense's new privacy evaluations and offer concrete best practices for managing the risks for students. Discuss the importance of privacy and data use for educators. Share how one Nebraska district uses these evaluations to guide privacy practices and learn from others. This session is for classroom teachers and administrators.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Cleaver

Melissa Cleaver

Common Sense Education Outreach Coordinator, Omaha Public School
Common Sense is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century.



Friday November 1, 2019 9:30am - 10:15am
Diamond 4 Younes Conference Center

9:30am

Student Publishing: Merging Analog and Digital with Augmented Reality
If you feel like immersive technology is too hard to use in the classroom or you need to buy expensive technology to use it, you're wrong! Learn how to use readily available AR tools & apps and merge with traditional classroom projects for out of this world publishing experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Morrow

Katie Morrow

Instructional Technology Facilitator, ESU 8



Friday November 1, 2019 9:30am - 10:15am
Diamond 5 Younes Conference Center

9:30am

Putting the R in PIRATE! Rapport Matters!
In this session, Beth will share multiple strategies and resources that she has used in her school to build rapport with students, staff, and parents. Participants will leave with a buffet of ideas and resources ready-made to use the next day!

Speakers
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Beth Houf

Fulton Middle School


Friday November 1, 2019 9:30am - 10:15am
Crystal 1 Younes Conference Center
  • Target Audience All

10:30am

Digital What? Managing Manipulatives with Google Tools
Come learn how a large school district has made sharing many different digital manipulatives a reality through the use of Google Tools and sites!

Speakers
avatar for Dominique Schafer

Dominique Schafer

Instructional Technology MEP, Millard Public Schools
Educational Technology Specialist, Google Trainer for EDU, Apple Certified Teacher w/ Swift, Osmo Ambassador, Seesaw Ambassador



Friday November 1, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Diamond 9 Younes Conference Center

10:30am

iPads for Walkthroughs: Changing the Game for Teacher Evaluation
Do you struggle to script observations? Miss capturing important moments that can help improve instruction? Wish you could be more organized and reflective in your observations? The iPad is here to help! Come learn how Westside implemented a digital walk through process at our buildings. We’ll let you experience how a few simple iPad apps can transform the walk through process.

Speakers
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Matt Lee

Coordinator of Technology Integration, Westside Community Schools
avatar for Greg Betts

Greg Betts

Director - Elementary Teaching and Learning, Westside Community Schools
I am serving my 19th year in education with the last 15 at Westside Community Schools in Omaha, NE where I serve as the K – 6 Director of ElementaryTeaching & Learning. Prior to my last 6 years as a Director, I spent 9 years at West Harrison Community Schools (4yrs) in Iowa and... Read More →



Friday November 1, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Diamond 3 Younes Conference Center

10:30am

Mentoring in the 21st Century - “Why Face to Face Matters”
In an age of constant technology, recent research shows higher levels of loneliness across the generations. How can we build upon the unique opportunities to truly connect within our communities? Mentoring builds relationships and real connection for both mentor and mentee while within the structure of TeamMates, modeling the role of safe boundaries. Learn more about TeamMates https://teammates.org/for-schools/resources/ and the value of conversation and honoring the greatest human need: that of being heard.

Speakers
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Allyson Horne

TeamMates Mentoring Program


Friday November 1, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Diamond 8 Younes Conference Center

10:30am

Merging Brain-Based Learning Strategies with Technology Integration
Are you integrating technology in a brain friendly way? Research shows that simply allowing students to utilize technology does not enhance the learning process. Teachers must effectively link the different systems of the brain during the learning process in order for students to get content into the long-term memory. This session will discuss and demonstrate how easy it is to incorporate brain-based strategies into every learning situation.

Speakers
avatar for Jody Bauer

Jody Bauer

Technology Curriculum Consultant, ESU 11
As a former 2nd grade and 6th grade teacher, I was very passionate about using technology in my classroom. That led me to my current position at ESU 11. I wanted to help teachers embrace the use of technology to help prepare students for the future.
avatar for Kate Hatch

Kate Hatch

Staff Development Director, ESU 11


Friday November 1, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Diamond 10 Younes Conference Center

10:30am

Microsoft Office 365 - Free and Fantastic!
You don't even need a computer to use the new awesome tools available in Office 365. Come and discover new features that are not available in google products to help your students Excel! (Pun intended!) Awesome help for reading strugglers, writing improvement, and even public speaking practice! Math teachers will love automatic creation of math equations in quizzes.

Speakers
avatar for Darci Lindgren

Darci Lindgren

Technology Coordinator, Lindsay Holy Family School
Hi, I’m Mrs Lindgren. I’ve been working at Holy Family since 2001, and really enjoy rebuilding computers for our students and faculty to use. Teaching internet safety is one of my passions.



Friday November 1, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Ruby 6 Younes Conference Center

10:30am

Organizing & Creating Quality Content for Multiple Media Platforms
Seward students are using multiple media platforms to tell their story. In this session, they'll share some of organizational systems their Social Media Interns developed as well as how student volunteers morphed into Multimedia Teams that direct their media presence and allow them to tell the #SewardJays story. Using Class Intercom and Striv, they combine graphic design, journalism, and video production skills to create content for someone other than themselves.

Speakers
avatar for Jill Johnson

Jill Johnson

Vice Principal, Seward High School
Jill Johnson is in her fourth year as the vice principal at Seward High School. She holds a bachelor’s degree in language arts education (UNK ‘91), master’s degrees in instructional technology (PSU ‘00) and educational administration (CUNE ‘17), and she is currently pursuing... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Crystal 1 Younes Conference Center

10:30am

STEM Activities to Promote Creativity and Problem Solving
Participants will have an opportunity to check out, test and explore stomp rockets, robots, wind tunnel, balloon rockets and other STEM activities in a poster session format. These activities provide opportunities for students to explore, invent, discover and work in teams to learn how to approach and solve problems they care about. http://bit.ly/lennyvSTEM

Speakers
avatar for Lenny VerMaas

Lenny VerMaas

Teaching and Learning Consultant, ESU #6
Lenny is a long time educator with a passion for helping teachers to help students enjoy learning. In particular he enjoys helping students enjoy learning mathematics. Links to presentations can be found at http://bit.ly/lennyv



Friday November 1, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Diamond 5 Younes Conference Center

10:30am

Supporting Staff to Become Google Certified
Come learn how Norris School District supports teachers in becoming more proficient with their G Suite skills! Through a unique program that covers certification costs through professional development, Norris has had more than 10 staff members per year become certified during the three years of the program. If you are a Google school, then this is for you!

Speakers
avatar for Charlie Hutzler

Charlie Hutzler

Assistant Principal, Norris School District
avatar for Dr. Brittany Hajek

Dr. Brittany Hajek

Middle School Principal, Norris School District



Friday November 1, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Diamond 4 Younes Conference Center

11:30am

Accessibility with Chrome: Chrome Tools for Diverse Learners
Accessibility tools and features are for everyone. This session will explore tips, tricks and tools to create a user friendly Chrome experience for all learners.

View Session Resources HERE

Speakers
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Heather Callihan

Northwest Public Schools


Friday November 1, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm
Diamond 10 Younes Conference Center
  • Target Audience All

11:30am

FLL: First Lego League (Real World Problem Solving and Engineering, and Some Robotics for Middle School)
I will give advice for educators wanting to start a FLL robotics club, and give hints for those new coaches who want to take it to the next level. I will bring a few students to share about FLL, and help me present about the season's theme, their robot, and show it on the mat, and how to they are researching, talking to professionals and working as a team to find an innovative solution. FLL is about using core values and teamwork to find a problem, and create a solution to the problem, while building and programming a robot to interact on a LEGO gameboard that follows the same theme.

Speakers
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Jodi Chapek

Teacher and HAL Coordinator, East Butler Public SChools
First Lego League Robotics Competition! My students will be sharing their robot, programing, practice field of 13 lego challenges and their work so far in the "City Shapers" season. They will share information about getting to the top and have a pitch for Lego League. They can answer... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm
Diamond 3 Younes Conference Center

11:30am

Full STEAM Ahead
In this presentation, participants will learn how to incorporate STEAM into their classrooms and schools. There will be several examples of how to have family nights along with ways to bring science, technology, engineering, and mathematics into the classroom. There will also be a hands on activity to show how fun STEAM can be!

Speakers
avatar for Allison Pontious

Allison Pontious

Educator, Oakdale Elementary School
http://westsidepersonalized.com/podcast/music-as-a-choice-option-for-demonstrating-mastery-ep-04/">Allison Pontious has been an educator for twelve years. She is part of Westside's eMerge technology team and supports her school's technology use in the classroom. Allison has presented... Read More →
avatar for Dustin Carlson

Dustin Carlson

Educator, Rockbrook
I have taught kindergarten for over a decade and have loved every moment I've spent with my more than 200 children! They are the reason I teach!I earned my masters in Curriculum and Instruction. I have endorsements in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, and Reading. I... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm
Ruby 6 Younes Conference Center

11:30am

Google Science Journal
Google Science Journal app puts science in the palms of students' hands by quantifying data including decibel levels, acceleration, pitch and degrees of change. The app generates shareable graphs usable in the Google Suite for Education, lab reports, and explaining ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Binkley

Shannon Binkley

8th grade science, publications, business, Mickle Middle School Lincoln Public Schools


Friday November 1, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm
Diamond 9 Younes Conference Center

11:30am

Immersive Virtual Reality in the Classroom
This session will provide hands-on experience with Virtual Reality for those participants who bring a smartphone. Attendees will view a VR experience and learn how it was connected with collaborative learning activities in a sociology class. I will discuss the ways in which content knowledge and learning theory can be connected with VR to create a rich, innovative learning environment. Student feedback on their experiences will also be shared.

Speakers
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James Miller

Director of Innovative Teaching, Midland University
I am passionate about technology integration, especially augmented and immersive virtual realities. Come talk to me about the triumphs and trials of using technology to enhance active learning in your classrooms.



Friday November 1, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm
Diamond 5 Younes Conference Center

11:30am

Positive Education
Positive Education is a class that I teach that the students have nicknamed the "happy" class. Briefly, the class teaches those skills of how to flourish, develop resilience, mindfulness, GRIT, mindset and a number of other skills that make our brains fit and yes, happy.

Speakers
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Adam Cribelli

secondary life science teache, Cambridge Public School
new science curriculum anyone interested in positive psychology class in HS


Friday November 1, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm
Diamond 8 Younes Conference Center

11:30am

Unpack How SEL is the Foundation of Digital Citizenship
We know that social & emotional needs of students are critical to academic success—students learn better when they feel heard, valued, & respected. As online connections increase with students, many schools struggle to teach crucial SEL skills needed for students to succeed. Join us to learn more about Common Sense Education's SEL guide that helps you connect challenging digital dilemmas to SEL skills through discussion questions, digital citizenship lessons, and digital tools.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Cleaver

Melissa Cleaver

Common Sense Education Outreach Coordinator, Omaha Public School
Common Sense is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century.



Friday November 1, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm
Diamond 4 Younes Conference Center

11:30am

FaceTweetInstaSnap What?!?! Rethinking Social Media to BOOST School Culture
Join Beth in an enthusiastic and engaging session on unleashing the power of social media to share the story of your school! Learn tools to improve communication, bust through roadblocks of implementation and empower students and staff to join you on your journey!

Speakers
BH

Beth Houf

Fulton Middle School


Friday November 1, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm
Crystal 1 Younes Conference Center

12:15pm

Lunch
Friday November 1, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Crystal Ballroom 2, 3, & 4 Younes Conference Center

1:00pm

Gettin’ Groovy with Google Classroom

In this session you will learn how to create a paperless classroom using Google Classroom. Learn how Google Classroom helps you stay organized, track student progress, and improve student engagement.

Speakers
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Lisa Bohaty

East Butler Public Schools


Friday November 1, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Diamond 9 Younes Conference Center
  • Target Audience All

1:00pm

Help Students See Struggle, Taking Risk, or Failure as Steps in Learning
When confronted with learning new or difficult task, students do one of two things. Students with a growth mindset, see persistence, practice and hard work as key ingredients to reach their goal. Students with a fixed mindset lose interest, withdraw, or give half hearted attempts. Growth mindset students believe FAIL represents First Attempt In Learning and see mistakes as learning opportunities. In this session participants will learn strategies to build a “Growth Mindset” in their students. Any grade level. http://bit.ly/lennyvbrain

Speakers
avatar for Lenny VerMaas

Lenny VerMaas

Teaching and Learning Consultant, ESU #6
Lenny is a long time educator with a passion for helping teachers to help students enjoy learning. In particular he enjoys helping students enjoy learning mathematics. Links to presentations can be found at http://bit.ly/lennyv



Friday November 1, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Diamond 8 Younes Conference Center

1:00pm

Journey Through Poland & Teaching the Holocaust
With hate crimes & Holocaust denial on the rise, it is important to teach students to be upstanders instead of bystanders. Beth will share her experiences of traveling in Poland to learn about the Holocaust through the Yad Vashem and give you information on how you can teach about the Holocaust.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Gross

Beth Gross

7-12 Grade Social Studies, Centura Public Schools


Friday November 1, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Diamond 3 Younes Conference Center

1:00pm

PD on the Go: Quick and Easy Strategies for sharing and communicating
Whether you want to share information, provide some PD or provide some insight, there are tools to foster quick, easy delivery and consumption. This session will share quick tools and strategies to get your PD on the Go!

View Session Resources HERE

Speakers
HC

Heather Callihan

Northwest Public Schools


Friday November 1, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Diamond 4 Younes Conference Center
  • Target Audience All

1:00pm

Personalized Learning in Primary
5-year-olds in control of their learning?! Not only is it possible, but its also more fun! Come find out how flexible seating, digital choice charts, learner profiles, and digital portfolios provide student voice and choice in kindergarten.

Speakers
avatar for Dustin Carlson

Dustin Carlson

Educator, Rockbrook
I have taught kindergarten for over a decade and have loved every moment I've spent with my more than 200 children! They are the reason I teach!I earned my masters in Curriculum and Instruction. I have endorsements in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, and Reading. I... Read More →



Friday November 1, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Diamond 5 Younes Conference Center

1:00pm

Transform Learning with 3D Design and Emerging Tech
Immerse yourself in a world of learning that will stretch your imagination and challenge your creativity. Discover how students create 3D designs and use emerging technology to collaborate, communicate, and share their ideas. We will focus on the design-thinking process and a growth mindset along with sharing student examples.

Speakers
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Scott Schwarz

Educator, Bertrand Community School
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Bill Ford

Bertrand Community School
SD

Stephanie Dannehl

Bertrand Community School


Friday November 1, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Diamond 10 Younes Conference Center

1:00pm

Blah to BAM! Kicking Things up a Notch with Transformational Leadership
Join Beth to bring out the T in PIRATE: Transformation! How might we analyze our current practices to become makers of moments for our students and staff? From staff meetings to back to school to professional development to Monday mornings, let's bring the BAM to replace the blah!

Speakers
BH

Beth Houf

Fulton Middle School


Friday November 1, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Crystal 1 Younes Conference Center
  • Target Audience All

1:00pm

Higher Ed Network
Join this fast-paced session where presenters will have 10 minutes each to share and 3 minutes for questions and discussion before moving to the next presenter. You may view a list of the presenters and topics here.

Friday November 1, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Ruby 6 Younes Conference Center

2:00pm

Accessing Literacy with Apple Tools
Explore strategies, projects and iOS apps that can be used in classrooms to develop multiple literacies for reading, writing and communication. Discover a combination of built-in accessibility tools and Universal Design for Learning best practices to rethink how all students build their literacy skills with Apple devices.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Morrow

Katie Morrow

Instructional Technology Facilitator, ESU 8



Friday November 1, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Diamond 3 Younes Conference Center

2:00pm

Data Management Provided by FREE Google Tools
Are you swimming in data? Do you want to make it more user-friendly? Come and learn some tips and tricks to manage your data with the use of FREE google tools. Google spreadsheets and Google data studio in conjunction with Google sites can create a one stop shop for making your data more user friendly. Let us show you how!

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Brittany Hajek

Dr. Brittany Hajek

Middle School Principal, Norris School District
avatar for Charlie Hutzler

Charlie Hutzler

Assistant Principal, Norris School District


Friday November 1, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Diamond 9 Younes Conference Center
  • Target Audience All

2:00pm

Explore Common Sense Education 2019 Updated Digital Citizenship Curriculum
All students need digital citizenship skills to participate fully in their communities to make smart choices online & in life. Cultivate a culture of digital citizenship by using Common Sense Education’s free curriculum, informed by research from the Harvard School of Education’s Project Zero, that addresses top concerns for schools, prepares students with critical thinking skills, supports educators with training & recognition and engages the whole community through family outreach.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Cleaver

Melissa Cleaver

Common Sense Education Outreach Coordinator, Omaha Public School
Common Sense is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century.



Friday November 1, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Diamond 4 Younes Conference Center

2:00pm

ISTE Standards: The What, the Why and the How
The ISTE Standards are about teaching and learning, not devices or tools. This session will showcase learning as a student driven process while leveraging technology for creating authentic, purposeful learning. You will be more familiar with the ISTE Standards for students, explore lesson ideas that align with the standards, and discover innovative ways to integrate technology.

View Session Resources HERE

Speakers
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Stephanie Dannehl

Bertrand Community School
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Heather Callihan

Northwest Public Schools


Friday November 1, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Diamond 8 Younes Conference Center

2:00pm

Safely Involving Students to Grow Your School’s Social Media
How do you manage social media passwords at your school? For some schools, this means writing them down on a sticky note. And for others, social media is restricted to one person. By safely building a student social media team it can help schools teach students the importance of digital citizenship and leadership skills. We'll share many examples of how schools across the country are fostering a creative environment for students to prepare them to be a part of the content generation.

Speakers
avatar for Taylor Siebert

Taylor Siebert

Co-Founder, Class Intercom
Co-Founder


Friday November 1, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Diamond 5 Younes Conference Center

2:00pm

Q & A with the Keynote
Do you have questions on how to create a culture where students are so excited to be at school? Do you want to know what costumes Beth has worn to bring fun to her building? Bring all of your burning questions to this session with Beth Houf.

Speakers
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Beth Houf

Fulton Middle School


Friday November 1, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Crystal 1 Younes Conference Center
  • Target Audience All

3:00pm

A Tool with Many Benefits: How McCook Found Success with IXL
Supporting students with personalized instruction is an ongoing challenge, but one district found a great way to meet their diverse needs – from remediation and targeted intervention to enrichment and test prep. Tina Williams, Technology Director for McCook Public Schools, shares how IXL offered a host of solutions for their classrooms and set both students and teachers up for success.

Speakers
avatar for Tina Williams

Tina Williams

Technology Director, McCook Public Schools
Technology Coordinator at McCook Public Schools



Friday November 1, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Ruby 6 Younes Conference Center

3:00pm

Actively Learn: The Future of Reading in Classrooms
This session will discuss the technology platform called "Actively Learn" and discuss the key aspects such as immediate feedback, adapted assignments, and libraries supplied by Actively Learn. In addition, this session will show the free version and some added paid versions.

Speakers
avatar for Matt  Macoubrie

Matt Macoubrie

Educator, Lincoln Public Schools
Matt Macoubrie is a current 7th Grade Social Studies teacher in Lincoln, Nebraska at a Title I school who consistently uses Actively Learn in his classroom. He has attained a bachelors in Social Sciences in Secondary Education and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction Design.


Friday November 1, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Diamond 3 Younes Conference Center

3:00pm

Apps and Websites to Develop Student Discourse, Conceptual Understanding and Flexibility in Math
Open Middle, Which One Doesn’t Belong, Picture equations, Cube conversations, Estimation 180 are a few of the sites which we will experience. See how a few minutes can provide large dividends to help students learn math and enjoy learning mathematics. Grades 3-8 http://bit.ly/lennyv

Speakers
avatar for Lenny VerMaas

Lenny VerMaas

Teaching and Learning Consultant, ESU #6
Lenny is a long time educator with a passion for helping teachers to help students enjoy learning. In particular he enjoys helping students enjoy learning mathematics. Links to presentations can be found at http://bit.ly/lennyv



Friday November 1, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Diamond 8 Younes Conference Center

3:00pm

Communicating Excellence: The Power of Telling Your Story
Have you ever thought to yourself "How is my school telling the community all the cool stuff going on inside our walls?" Telling your story is an integral part of every school and business. If you are not telling your story someone else will. How can we communicate the excellence within our school to the people outside the school?

Speakers
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Tyler Cronin

Teaching and Learning Consultant, Educational Service Unit #16
avatar for Melissa Engel

Melissa Engel

Telecomputing Coordinator, Educational Service Unit #16



Friday November 1, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Diamond 4 Younes Conference Center

3:00pm

Developing a Successful Interdisciplinary PLC for Blended Learning
Come listen to the tale of how an innovative group of interdisciplinary high school teachers went against the grain to support each other in developing and implementing Blended Learning styles and techniques. Examine how teachers can influence their own path to become and create active learners, be supported in their pedagogical learning pace, and carve out a place of belonging in their professional community.

Speakers
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Jennifer Jones

High School Science Teacher, Ogallala High School
Ogallala High School Science Teacher (Chemistry, Dual-Credit Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy/Physiology, Science Capstone, BlendEd)
MS

Matt Skiles

Ogallala High School



Friday November 1, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Crystal 1 Younes Conference Center

3:00pm

Transforming Student Transitions
Students need structure, especially during transitional times in life. New school, new grade, new device, etc. We will spend time discussing how to prioritize without overwhelming students, while also preparing them to be learners in their new environment.

Speakers
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Dominique Schafer

Instructional Technology MEP, Millard Public Schools
Educational Technology Specialist, Google Trainer for EDU, Apple Certified Teacher w/ Swift, Osmo Ambassador, Seesaw Ambassador



Friday November 1, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Diamond 10 Younes Conference Center

3:00pm

“I had NO Idea that ALL of Those Free Online Resources were in There!”
Presenters will deliver an overview of the educational outreach that school districts and other community-based organizations can receive from NET. Everything from Professional Development, to online lessons, videos, games, and activities that are tied to state standards. NET can even develop family learning sessions and help deliver content. Following the overview, participants will reach into the “I Am A…” bag to assume the identity of an adult who shapes the world of a child. For example, “I am a Parent.” Or “I am a Kindergarten Teacher.” Given this new identity, participants will work in teams or alone to create an activity using PBS online materials. Whole group share out will happen, based on time constraints.


Friday November 1, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Diamond 5 Younes Conference Center

3:00pm

Nebraska Technology Integration Specialist Meeting
This group consists of educators across the state that are assigned to assist students, teachers, and staff with successful uses of technology to enhance learning. The meetings focus on the appropriate and effective ways to incorporate technology into the everyday curriculum and how NTIS can best support teachers and students.


Friday November 1, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Diamond 9 Younes Conference Center