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2017 Nebraska Fall Ed Tech Conference #nefetc

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Thursday, November 2
 

1:30pm CDT

Code.org Computer Science Fundamentals for Elementary
The workshop will provide an intro to computer science, pedagogy, overview of the elementary Code.org courses, teacher dashboard, and strategies for teaching “unplugged” classroom activities. Workshop attendees will also receive a bag of Code.org swag and printed curriculum guide containing course lesson plans.

Moderators
avatar for Kent Steen

Kent Steen

Curriculum Specialist, Lincoln Public Schools
Kent Steen is the curriculum specialist for computer science at Lincoln Public Schools in Lincoln, Nebraska. He has a Ph.D in Instructional Technology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is an educational advisor for codeSpark and a trainer for Code.org. Steen is a past-president... Read More →

Thursday November 2, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Diamond 4
  Workshop
  • Target Audience All

1:30pm CDT

Ed Tech for Administrators: Hands-on Workshop
Are you looking for ways to be more efficient with things, so you can be more effective with people? Would you benefit from some technology coaching and ideas to help you model digital tools for your staff? Are you in need of collaborative work time to complete technology-based projects that would benefit your staff and students? During this hands-on session, not only will you learn tips and tools to be more efficient and effective through technology tools, you will also have time to get individual questions answered and projects ready for when you get back to school! The session will be facilitated by Jay Dostal and Charlie Hutzler, who are ready help you achieve your technology goals.

Moderators
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Jay Dostal

Principal, Kearney High School
My name is Jay Dostal and I am the Principal of Kearney High School. I was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska and am a graduate of Omaha Westside High School. My undergraduate career was spent at UNK where I earned endorsements in English and Physical Education. I was also a Tight... Read More →
avatar for Charlie Hutzler

Charlie Hutzler

Assistant Principal, Norris School District

Thursday November 2, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Diamond 3
  Workshop

1:30pm CDT

Engage and Inspire with Seesaw in Your Classroom
Come play in Seesaw with this interactive workshop. You will get the opportunity to view Seesaw as a student, teacher, and parent. We will work with the different tools, share ideas on how to use this with students, and get the latest tips and tricks of using Seesaw.

Moderators
avatar for Tina Sauser

Tina Sauser

Technology Integrationist, ESU 8
I have been in education for 17 years. I began my professional career as an elementary teacher where I taught 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5th grade. I then transffered into the technology realm of education where I have spent the last 11 years. I love working with teachers and students to help... Read More →

Thursday November 2, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Diamond 8
  Workshop
  • Target Audience All

1:30pm CDT

Makerspace Makers Making Magic
Come learn the magic of integrating makerspace concepts into your classroom, media center, or curricular programs. The skills developed through makerspace opportunities have a powerful effect on problem solving, team work, creativity, and retention. Join us for a hands-on approach to integrating all levels of makerspaces into K-12 classrooms: From easy one-time activities to full blown makerspaces, there is one that is the right fit for you.

Moderators
CJ

Chad Johnson

Senior Education Specialist, Nebraska Public Power District

Thursday November 2, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Diamond 9
  Workshop
  • Target Audience All
 
Friday, November 3
 

8:00am CDT

Welcome & Keynote - Start. Right. Now. - Moving Beyond the Status Quo
Have we reached the point where we are content with the status quo? What does organizational average mean for our kids, for our schools, and ultimately for our school communities? This begs the more important question we should always ask when we are confronted by the status quo. What are we doing about it? As school leaders, it is our responsibility to not allow average to become our standard, but the idea of challenging the status quo can seem daunting, overwhelming to many. In this session, teachers and administrators will learn how to move beyond the status quo and redefine the purpose of the work you do so you will aspire for nothing short of excellence.

Speakers
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Jimmy Casas

CEO & President, J Casas & Associates
Jimmy Casas served twenty-two years as a school leader, including fourteen years as Principal at Bettendorf High School. Under his leadership, Bettendorf was named one of the Best High Schools in the country three times by Newsweek and US News & World Report.Jimmy was named the 2012... Read More →


Friday November 3, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Crystal Ballroom 2, 3, & 4
  Keynote
  • Target Audience All

9:00am CDT

Vendor Break
Visit the Vendors in the Exhibit Hall

Friday November 3, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am CDT
Diamond Ballroom 1, 2, 6 & 7
  Vendor Break
  • Target Audience All

9:30am CDT

Digital Breakout DIY
You're familiar with digital Breakout games--now how do you do it? We'll use a planning template, Google Forms, Google Sites, and other tools to start you on your way for your own classroom digital Breakout.

Moderators
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Melissa Pilakowski

English Teacher, Valentine
Teacher of 11-12+ language arts. Lover of game-inspired learning, language & technology. Doctoral student at University of Nebraska. Google Certified Educator Level 2. Co-founder of #games4ed Twitter chat. SownToGrow Advisory Board, Classcraft Ambassador, ActivelyLearn Ambassador... Read More →

Friday November 3, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am CDT
Diamond 8
  Demonstration

9:30am CDT

Getting Creative with Hyperdocs
In this session attendees will be introduced to Hyperdocs and guidance in creating them. Hyperdocs are interactive Google Docs that will help teachers differentiate learning and blend classrooms easily. These docs allow the teacher to deliver instruction in a new engaging way. We will go over how to create a Hyper Doc to use in your classroom tomorrow.

Moderators
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Brenda Hirchert

Tech Integration Specialist, Wood River Rural Schools


Friday November 3, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am CDT
Ruby 6

9:30am CDT

Infusing Technology with Marzano’s Instructional Strategies
Technology use and technology integration are not one and the same! In this session we will revisit Marzano's research-based strategies for effective instruction using technology as the lens. We will focus on how to enhance the strategies of summarizing & note-taking, identifying similarities & differences and using non-linguistic representations with purposeful technology integration.

Moderators
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Peg Coover

Data Coordinator, ESU 10
I m a Teaching & Learning Coordinator at ESU 10, where I work with teachers and administrators in the areas of Educational Technology and Blended Learning. Prior to that I was a math and science teacher for 21 years! I recently served on the Board of Directors for the Nebraska Educational... Read More →


Friday November 3, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am CDT
Diamond 3

9:30am CDT

Insta Snaps
Are you one of the 700 million Instagram users or the 300 million Snapchatters and are wondering how to leverage these tools for learning? Whether you are a pro or are new to these tools, this session will have you immediately snapping instas! Be sure to download Instagram and Snapchat on your phone before the session.

Moderators
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Dawn R. Ferreyra

Education Consultant, Educational Service Unit 3

Friday November 3, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am CDT
Ruby 7

9:30am CDT

RoboTeach
With there being so many devices created for education, find out how you can put them to work. Using Osmo, Parot Drone, SPRK+, Sphero, Stikbots, Ozobot and more! We will share our ideas of how we use these in our Language Arts classrooms, as well as other classrooms who have benefited from using technology along with their curriculum! We will give you time to play and ask questions!

Moderators
avatar for Bonnie Mitchell

Bonnie Mitchell

Special Education Instructor, Clearwater Public School
I am a wife and a mom to a beautiful 3 year old boy and 9 month old girl. I have been a special education teacher at Clearwater Schools for 12 years. I integrate technology whenever I can! Goal setting, self-advocacy and self-awareness are some of the most important skills I teach... Read More →
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Kortney Sayers

Technology Integrationist, Creighton Public School
I LOVE technology! I work as a technology integrationist and love to research all types of technology and there uses in the classroom.

Friday November 3, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am CDT
Diamond 9
  Demonstration
  • Target Audience All

9:30am CDT

STEM Club 101
Fifth graders at Thomas Elementary in Gretna participated in a twice monthly after school STEM club. STEM activities provide opportunities for students to explore, invent, and work in teams to learn how to approach and solve problems they care about. This session will share STEM activities, how to use interactive/STEM notebooks, build teamwork, and STEM resources. https://lvermaas.wikispaces.com/

Moderators
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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 3, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am CDT
Diamond 10
  Demonstration

9:30am CDT

Support Teachers with a Stool, Not a Pogo Stick!
Learn how technology is utilized by an instructional coach and administrator to support new elementary teachers. Google Forms/Docs, videotaping, and Google Hangouts are all incorporated for goal-setting, feedback, reflection and embedded coaching.

Moderators
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Cathy Gundersen

Principal, Northeast Elementary Kearney Public Schools
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Anna Mendyk

3rd Grade Teacher, Kearney Public Schools
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Brandon Pacheco

5th Grade Teacher, Kearney Public Schools

Friday November 3, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am CDT
Diamond 5

9:30am CDT

The Writing Process Gone Googly
Work smarter not harder by discovering how G-Suite, Chrome extensions, and other free online tools can be used throughout the stages of the Writing Process. Research and cite with open source resources. Plan with interactive drawing and organizational tools. Draft, revise, and edit while collaborating via Google Docs and online editors. Finally, publish for authentic audiences!

Moderators
avatar for Crystal Hurt

Crystal Hurt

Teaching & Learning Coordinator, Educational Service Unit 10


Friday November 3, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am CDT
Diamond 4

9:30am CDT

Cultivating a Culture of Excellence
In this session, administrators will gain practical application strategies to build a school community where everyone has the opportunity to leave their legacy. Hear first-hand and learn by example how establishing meaningful relationships with all members of the school community is an essential component to making a positive impact on the culture of a school and maximizing student learning; including fostering a culture of excellence, working with students and staff to create a community of leaders, and infusing a sense of pride within the school community.

Moderators
avatar for Jimmy Casas

Jimmy Casas

CEO & President, J Casas & Associates
Jimmy Casas served twenty-two years as a school leader, including fourteen years as Principal at Bettendorf High School. Under his leadership, Bettendorf was named one of the Best High Schools in the country three times by Newsweek and US News & World Report.Jimmy was named the 2012... Read More →

Friday November 3, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am CDT
Crystal 1
  Featured Speaker
  • Target Audience All

10:30am CDT

Be Professionally Driven
This session will show you how to place teachers in the driver's seat of their professional learning. Based on the work of Jarod Bormann, participants will see a model of professional learning that will use technology in an innovative design, allow for teacher voice and choice in their learning, and take your school PD to another level. Come learn what a school in Nebraska is doing to engage their teachers AND integrate technology in their district.

Moderators
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Eileen Barks

Professional Develper, Educational Service Unit #2

Friday November 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:15am CDT
Diamond 5
  Demonstration
  • Target Audience All

10:30am CDT

CS Principles on the Prairie (CSPoP): Preparing Teachers to Teach CS
CSPoP is a Google CS4HS grant that prepares Nebraska K-12 teachers to teach CS. This session discusses ways teachers can participate, including a hands-on workshop at the NCE conference; a free graduate-level online summer UNK course where teachers develop age-appropriate CS curriculum; fall workshops with unplugged CS activities held at area ESUs for teachers and students; spring workshops at the UNK TechEdge Conference; and an online community of support.

Moderators
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Sherri Harms

Chair & Professor CSIT Department, University of Nebraska at Kearney


Friday November 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:15am CDT
Diamond 9
  Demonstration

10:30am CDT

Empowering Student Innovation Through Green Screen Video Creation
Students can collaborate, communicate, think critically, and create by using a green screen! In this session, you’ll learn how to innovate your content using free green screen creation apps. Student examples across a variety of content areas will be shared so you'll leave with ideas for your own classroom. We'll also have the opportunity to try out the tools firsthand so you can master the basics of these simple tools.

Moderators
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Garrett O’Dell

3rd Grade Teacher, G. Stanley Hall Elementary

Friday November 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:15am CDT
Diamond 10

10:30am CDT

Other Google Tips and Tricks to Help with Efficiency
This session will provide Tips and Tricks to assist administrators with efficiency in their job. From classroom walk-throughs to email and more will be discussed.

Moderators
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Otis Pierce

PD/Perkins Grant Coordinator, ESU 7
I am a Professional Development Coordinator with an emphasis in Technology Integration at ESU7 in Columbus, Nebraska. Prior to that I spent 13 years as a math teacher and coach at Sutherland Public Schools in Sutherland, Nebraska. I am a Google Education Trainer and have presented... Read More →

Friday November 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:15am CDT
Diamond 4

10:30am CDT

SAMR is NOT S'more of the Same
Learning First Technology Second! SAMR - substitution, augmentation, modification, and redefinition is a model used to guide implementation of technology. This session is designed to engage the audience in empowering students to take risks, build relationships, and include all stakeholders. G-Suite, Hyperdocs, and Digital Portfolio will be highlighted. The goal is to help educators learn how to guide students even when we don't know how to use the technology.

Moderators
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Alauna Thornton

Teacher/Innovation Academy Leader, Topeka High School
Collaborating with the curious! Instructional Designer and Advocate of Educational Leadership Client-centered in using empathy to gain an understanding of the client’s frame of reference. Problem solver and innovator in matching and facilitating the client’s needs and wants to... Read More →


Friday November 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:15am CDT
Diamond 3

10:30am CDT

Social Media in the Elementary Classroom
This session will focus on how to increase parent and community engagement with elementary classrooms. We will cover how to safely get students involved in Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to be global collaborators as well as increasing family and community involvement in classroom learning.

Moderators
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Julie Schnitzler

Principal, Howard
Julie Schnitzler is the principal at Howard Elementary.
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Jason Weseman

5th Grade, Howard


Friday November 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:15am CDT
Ruby 7

10:30am CDT

The Transition to #GoOpen
The #GoOpen movement is spreading across the country. Come learn how you can improve student learning by utilizing free openly licensed materials. We will discuss what #GoOpen is, what it looks like in the classroom, and how you can get started today.

Moderators
avatar for Kristina Ishmael

Kristina Ishmael

Director of Primary & Secondary Education, Open Educational Global
Kristina Ishmael is the director of primary and secondary education at Open Education Global where she is leading the development of a comprehensive effort to build global networks, infrastructure, and practices to support open education around the world. Before joining OEG, Ishmael... Read More →
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Stephen Sautter

Tech Integration / Media Specialist, York Public Schools
Stephen Sautter is the 6-12 Media and Technology Integration Specialist for York Public Schools. He focuses on building instructional partnerships across multiple grade levels, developing skills that encourages students to be creators, and curating digital resources and tools that... Read More →

Friday November 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:15am CDT
Diamond 8
  Demonstration

10:30am CDT

What Connected Educators do Differently
Participants will learn the power of becoming a connected educator by focusing on eight key factors that make a difference. Through the use of Social Media tools and a Professional Learning Network, this session demonstrates the benefits of transforming the role of today’s educators from a traditionally isolated learner to a connected learner. The positive impact of becoming a connected educator will be revealed and enable session participants to understand how the connections developed through social media can support them in cultivating a positive school culture and establishing a brand presence that extends far beyond the walls of the school community.

Moderators
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Jimmy Casas

CEO & President, J Casas & Associates
Jimmy Casas served twenty-two years as a school leader, including fourteen years as Principal at Bettendorf High School. Under his leadership, Bettendorf was named one of the Best High Schools in the country three times by Newsweek and US News & World Report.Jimmy was named the 2012... Read More →

Friday November 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:15am CDT
Crystal 1
  Featured Speaker
  • Target Audience All

11:30am CDT

#ds106 The Daily Create
Delve into hands on creativity challenges. New focus every day, with participants sharing their work by using a common hashtag. Each challenge should take 15-30 minutes. Topics include audio, photography, gifs, video, remixing, design and writing. Totally free and CC0!

Moderators
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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 3, 2017 11:30am - 12:15pm CDT
Ruby 7

11:30am CDT

Coding in the Primary Classroom
Teaching coding to young children goes beyond playing games. It teaches reading, writing, math, social studies, and problem-solving strategies that apply to everyday situations. Come explore engaging resources (plugged and unplugged) for teaching developmentally appropriate programming and computer science skills in a primary classroom.

Moderators
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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 →
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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 →

Friday November 3, 2017 11:30am - 12:15pm CDT
Diamond 9

11:30am CDT

Free Microsoft Applications for K-12 Students and Teachers: Tools to Help Them in the Classroom not Only Today, but also in Higher Education and Future Occupations!
It will be a training session showcasing Microsoft Office 365. These applications are free to K-12 Students and Teachers. I will also explain why students need to know how to use Microsoft applications. Interesting fact: the Top 20 most required skills across all occupations in an IDC Study in 2016: Microsoft Office was #4 and Microsoft PowerPoint was #16! There is a need, come and find out more about these free applications!

Moderators
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Tess McKinney

Instructional Technolgist supporting VR, AR, & XR in Education, UNMC-GCHS- CON
Global Center for Health Security- NICS- Task 2: Provides intermediate to advanced coordination and technical support for AR, VR and XR educational systems, remote consultation services as well as onsite and personal video conferencing and video capture systems. Assists faculty in... Read More →


Friday November 3, 2017 11:30am - 12:15pm CDT
Diamond 8

11:30am CDT

From Notepad to Nearpod: Using Technology to Enhance Student Knowledge with Interactive Note Taking
I can’t see the board.. I wasn’t done yet..This is boring.. We have all heard these words from our students during a note taking session. Nearpod allows students to see notes up close on their iPad, interact with teacher chosen hands-on activities, and provide instant feedback. You will learn about this free app/website and it's amazing abilities to improve the note-taking process as well as engage students the whole class period.

Moderators
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Mckayla Arlt

6th Grade Earth Science Teacher, Schuyler Community Schools

Friday November 3, 2017 11:30am - 12:15pm CDT
Ruby 6

11:30am CDT

Google Forms Are Back
Google Forms are breaking into Google Classrooms everywhere! Learn how to make your assessments with ease. Administrators can learn how to use teacher evaluations and click a button to send a response. Done before you walk out of the classroom!

Moderators
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Kortney Sayers

Technology Integrationist, Creighton Public School
I LOVE technology! I work as a technology integrationist and love to research all types of technology and there uses in the classroom.


Friday November 3, 2017 11:30am - 12:15pm CDT
Diamond 5
  Demonstration
  • Target Audience All

11:30am CDT

Seeking Evidence of Impact in Blended Learning
A panel of administrators, teachers, students and ESU staff will share the impact of the first year in the BlendEd Pilot with NCSA/ESUCC. Attendees will be able to ask questions addressing: How did you start this process?, What should be expected for implementing the process? What challenges were encountered? How were students introduced to the concept? What were the results of the implementation? And more…

Moderators
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Beth Kabes

Blended/Distance Education Director at ESU #3, ESU Coordinating Council

Friday November 3, 2017 11:30am - 12:15pm CDT
Diamond 10
  Demonstration

11:30am CDT

Setting My Sites on You
If you think building a website is too complicated then this session is for you! We will explore the new version of Google Sites and you will see examples of how both teachers and students use Google Sites. Then you will roll up your sleeves and build your own site. I promise you will be successful!

Moderators
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Beth Still

Consultant, Learn With Beth
Beth Still is a technology integration specialist. She’s a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, and a Hapara Champion Trainer. Beth spent the first ten years of her career teaching social studies in 1:1 classroom in an an alternative school. She developed curriculum for her f2f... Read More →


Friday November 3, 2017 11:30am - 12:15pm CDT
Diamond 4

11:30am CDT

The AHS Heroes & Huskies Project
Learn how we created a digital history project paring students in American history classes with local military veterans to record the story of their military service. The students conduct recorded interviews of the veterans about their military experiences, prepare the interview videos for online publication using iMovie and Touchcast, write blog posts about the project and their veteran, and then present their projects to a public audience.

Moderators
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Tim Elge

High School Special Education Teacher, Aurora High School
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Brenda Klawonn

Social Science Teacher, Aurora High School


Friday November 3, 2017 11:30am - 12:15pm CDT
Diamond 3

11:30am CDT

Teaching and Leading for Excellence: From Beliefs to Behaviors
Leadership matters. It matters a lot regardless of your role in education. The fundamental belief that everyone has the capacity to lead is vital in developing a climate for change. Whether you are a teacher, administrator, coach, or secretary, if you serve students in any capacity, you are a leader. Jimmy will share a framework for exemplary leadership, exploring essential leadership practices and how to live these behaviors on a regular basis. 

Moderators
avatar for Jimmy Casas

Jimmy Casas

CEO & President, J Casas & Associates
Jimmy Casas served twenty-two years as a school leader, including fourteen years as Principal at Bettendorf High School. Under his leadership, Bettendorf was named one of the Best High Schools in the country three times by Newsweek and US News & World Report.Jimmy was named the 2012... Read More →

Friday November 3, 2017 11:30am - 12:15pm CDT
Crystal 1
  Featured Speaker
  • Target Audience All

12:15pm CDT

Lunch

Friday November 3, 2017 12:15pm - 1:00pm CDT
Crystal Ballroom 2, 3, & 4
  Lunch
  • Target Audience All

1:00pm CDT

#BookSnaps
#BookSnaps document the key takeaways and create visual digital representation of our thoughts, quotes and vocabulary. Then, add them to our “Snap Story” for daily viewing. Snapchat blocked? Learn how to make #BookSnaps with Google Apps!

Moderators
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Bonnie Mitchell

Special Education Instructor, Clearwater Public School
I am a wife and a mom to a beautiful 3 year old boy and 9 month old girl. I have been a special education teacher at Clearwater Schools for 12 years. I integrate technology whenever I can! Goal setting, self-advocacy and self-awareness are some of the most important skills I teach... Read More →

Friday November 3, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Diamond 3
  Demonstration
  • Target Audience All

1:00pm CDT

App-Mania Smackdown
It'll be fast and furious! Come join two professional educators (who so happen to be bald by choice) battle it out for the title of "Supreme App Idea Provider." Tim and Craig will each take a turn sharing an app that can be integrated into any classroom. You choose the winner and learn lots of new ideas!

Moderators
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Craig Badura

K-12 Technology Coach, Aurora Public School
Craig Badura is the K-12 Integration Specialist at Aurora Public Schools.
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Tim Elge

High School Special Education Teacher, Aurora High School


Friday November 3, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Diamond 9
  Demonstration
  • Target Audience All

1:00pm CDT

Baby You Can Drive My CAR: Honoring Voice & Choice
Choose A Response (CAR) is a powerful technique that honors students’ talents and interests when responding to texts or other methods of content delivery. Paired with Schoology’s discussion board features, CARs can turn boring worksheets or discussions about content into meaningful, memorable learning opportunities for students that prompt higher order thinking skills. You’ll be amazed what students can do when you allow them to use their creativity and tech tools to show their thinking.

Moderators
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Crystal Hurt

Teaching & Learning Coordinator, Educational Service Unit 10


Friday November 3, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Ruby 6

1:00pm CDT

Beyond the Fine Print: Legal Issues for School Tech Officials
We've all heard about the importance of reading the "fine print." Technology contracts often include lengthy and detailed "terms of use" that could come back to haunt you. In this session, the Perry Law Firm will discuss real-world legal issues that you need to know.

Moderators
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Jim Gessford

School Attorney, Perry, Guthery, Haase, & Gessford
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Justin Knight

School Attorney, Perry, Guthery, Haase, & Gessford

Friday November 3, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Diamond 5
  Demonstration
  • Target Audience All

1:00pm CDT

Bringing the Nebraska State Capitol to the Classroom (A Virtual Fieldtrip)
The Nebraska Virtual Capitol project brings the beauty and standards based lessons to the classroom as a full educational and engaging virtual field trip. The recent addition of a curriculum website provides instructional chapters with games, lesson plans and little known facts adding an extra dimension to Fine Arts, Social Studies and Language Arts standards based content complimenting the tour. This session highlights the virtual tour and the accompanying lessons.

Moderators
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Melanie Eirich

Executive Web Producer, NET
Melanie is an executive producer for NET (Nebraska Educational Telecommunications) focusing on interactive and web project management, education and technology for public media. She has over 20 years of experience in managing and producing interactive educational projects, materials... Read More →


Friday November 3, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Diamond 10

1:00pm CDT

Digital Leadership - Empower Your Students to Tell Your Story
Innovative Hands-On Social Media Engagement Giving Students a Voice While Encouraging Digital Citizenship. In this session attendees will see how Aurora Public Schools, High Plains Community Schools and Hampton High School students are using school social media accounts to share their daily school story. Students have access to post on the school Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts to help share our story through their eyes. While using the Class Intercom app, students help promote and share the story while administration and teachers are able to easily monitor and approve content.

Moderators
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Cameron Hudson

Principal, High Plains Community
Cameron Hudson is currently the high school principal of the rural Nebraska School District of High Plains Community Schools. During his 9 years as an educational leader he has overseen the development of a career readiness and technology based education that has seen the transition... Read More →
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Tim Huls

7-12 Principal, Hampton Public School
Trying to make a difference.
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Taylor Siebert

Co-Founder, Class Intercom
Co-Founder


Friday November 3, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Crystal 1

1:00pm CDT

Explore and Create with Maps from Google
Google Tour Builder and My Maps allow you to customize learning experiences so your students can explore the world in new ways. You will learn to create engaging, self-paced “scavenger hunt” lessons, so your students can explore their content while making real-world connections. When your students become familiar with these tools, they will be able to create their own maps to demonstrate and share their learning in new ways.

Moderators
CW

Charissa Widman

Computer Science Teacher, Lincoln Public Schools

Friday November 3, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Diamond 4

1:00pm CDT

HackBusters
Online personal security and privacy is not a matter of dealing with evil spirits or the paranormal. Join the conversation about understanding the threats and how each of us can learn to be a "HackBuster"!

Moderators
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David Evertson

Technology Director, Cozad High School
Technology director at a 1-1 school in Cozad, NE. Passionate about creating positive and lasting change, leadership in technology integration, and improving the K-12 student experience.


Friday November 3, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Ruby 7

1:00pm CDT

The Magical World of Screencasting
Screencasting allows us to capture a video of both our screen and our voice. Knowing how to create and share screencasts is an important skill that all teachers, administrators, and students should have because they can impact when, where, and how learning happens. During this session we will create a short screencast, learn how to share them with our audience, and explore ideas for using screencasting in the classroom.

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Beth Still

Consultant, Learn With Beth
Beth Still is a technology integration specialist. She’s a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, and a Hapara Champion Trainer. Beth spent the first ten years of her career teaching social studies in 1:1 classroom in an an alternative school. She developed curriculum for her f2f... Read More →


Friday November 3, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Diamond 8

2:00pm CDT

'If You Build It, They will Come...but Only if They can Help Build It Too.'
Integrating technology purposefully is more than just a device roll out. Hitting a homerun means working with teachers to intentionally plan for sustainability and to create professional development through a pedagogy shift. It also means focusing on digital citizenship efforts across every school in the district. Hear how Omaha Public Schools is taking a whole-community approach to increased access and the shift in teaching and learning that supports these efforts.

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Keegan Korf

Lead Teacher of Digital Citizenship, Omaha Public Schools
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.
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Kelly Means

Project Coordinator, Omaha Public Schools

Friday November 3, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Ruby 7

2:00pm CDT

10 Tools for the Special Education Classroom
Differentiation. What a challenge!! Come learn 10 tools to meet the needs of your students with special needs.

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Becky Miller

Digital Integration Facilitator, Norfolk Public Schools
Becky is the Digital Integration Facilitator for Norfolk Public Schools and a NETA Board Member. Her experience includes teaching 3rd grade as well as high school special education. She has also been a Title Reading/Math teacher and a Technology Integrationist and Coordinator. Follow... Read More →

Friday November 3, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Diamond 3

2:00pm CDT

Catch the Flipgrid Fever!
Promote STUDENT VOICE in your classroom with Flipgrid! This session will introduce you to Flipgrid, the benefits and Nebraska standards that it addresses, and most importantly, how it can amplify student voice!

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Melissa Pilakowski

English Teacher, Valentine
Teacher of 11-12+ language arts. Lover of game-inspired learning, language & technology. Doctoral student at University of Nebraska. Google Certified Educator Level 2. Co-founder of #games4ed Twitter chat. SownToGrow Advisory Board, Classcraft Ambassador, ActivelyLearn Ambassador... Read More →

Friday November 3, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Diamond 8
  Demonstration

2:00pm CDT

Fun Formative Assessment
This session will cover multiple ways of gathering formative assessment data using free online resources including Plickers, GoFormative, Quiziz, and Google resources. New programs are added everyday and will be highlighted in this session.

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Eileen Barks

Professional Develper, Educational Service Unit #2

Friday November 3, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Ruby 6
  Demonstration
  • Target Audience All

2:00pm CDT

Google Classroom
Google Classroom from start to end. Come create a ‘classroom’ of your own and see the teacher and student view. Learn how to use Google Classroom and how it can organize your students quickly and efficiently. We will also take a glance at how Special Education Teachers can use Google Classroom to organize students and allow teachers to access accommodations and more! This is for ALL teachers to check out!

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Bonnie Mitchell

Special Education Instructor, Clearwater Public School
I am a wife and a mom to a beautiful 3 year old boy and 9 month old girl. I have been a special education teacher at Clearwater Schools for 12 years. I integrate technology whenever I can! Goal setting, self-advocacy and self-awareness are some of the most important skills I teach... Read More →
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Kortney Sayers

Technology Integrationist, Creighton Public School
I LOVE technology! I work as a technology integrationist and love to research all types of technology and there uses in the classroom.

Friday November 3, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Diamond 9
  Demonstration
  • Target Audience All

2:00pm CDT

Google Slides: More Than Just Your PowerPoint in the Cloud!
You probably already know that Google Slides are great for online presentations, but your students can do so much more than just make a “PowerPoint” with this versatile tool! Come and learn totally awesome, creative ways to use Google Slides to demonstrate learning in any classroom! Student projects that you will see include vocabulary logs, comic strips, interactive stories, visual poetry, hyperdocs, and more!

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Peg Coover

Data Coordinator, ESU 10
I m a Teaching & Learning Coordinator at ESU 10, where I work with teachers and administrators in the areas of Educational Technology and Blended Learning. Prior to that I was a math and science teacher for 21 years! I recently served on the Board of Directors for the Nebraska Educational... Read More →


Friday November 3, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Diamond 4

2:00pm CDT

The One with all the STEM
Envision a world where all students are learners, creators, and doers... discover innovative ways to incorporate STEM activities to engage students, foster creativity, and promote investigation. Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and tools to integrate technology will be provided. Let’s shift the focus in the classroom from teacher-centered to student-centered!

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Jason

Digital Learning Coordinator, ESU 10
Distance Learning and Blended Learning Coordinator at ESU 10 in Kearney, Nebraska.
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Dianah Steinbrink

Teaching and Learning Coordinator, ESU 10

Friday November 3, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Diamond 10

2:00pm CDT

Cultivating a Culture of Excellence (Repeat)
In this session, administrators will gain practical application strategies to build a school community where everyone has the opportunity to leave their legacy. Hear first-hand and learn by example how establishing meaningful relationships with all members of the school community is an essential component to making a positive impact on the culture of a school and maximizing student learning; including fostering a culture of excellence, working with students and staff to create a community of leaders, and infusing a sense of pride within the school community.

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Jimmy Casas

CEO & President, J Casas & Associates
Jimmy Casas served twenty-two years as a school leader, including fourteen years as Principal at Bettendorf High School. Under his leadership, Bettendorf was named one of the Best High Schools in the country three times by Newsweek and US News & World Report.Jimmy was named the 2012... Read More →

Friday November 3, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Crystal 1
  Featured Speaker
  • Target Audience All

2:00pm CDT

PRTG Round Table Discussion & Demonstration (Part 1)
PRTG is a widely-adopted network monitoring platform used by schools and ESUs across the state. This round table discussion will serve to introduce new users to what PRTG can do; a Q&A for those interested or setting it up; and a showcase for those who have been utilizing it. Leading experts from across the state will be available to answer questions and demonstrate how they are currently using it.


Friday November 3, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Diamond 5

3:00pm CDT

Chrome Extensions for Administrators
Check out several Chrome extensions that will boost your productivity as an administrator. Learn how to screencast easily, communicate more effectively, and make your workflow in a GAFE environment seamless without ever leaving your chrome browser.

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Otis Pierce

PD/Perkins Grant Coordinator, ESU 7
I am a Professional Development Coordinator with an emphasis in Technology Integration at ESU7 in Columbus, Nebraska. Prior to that I spent 13 years as a math teacher and coach at Sutherland Public Schools in Sutherland, Nebraska. I am a Google Education Trainer and have presented... Read More →

Friday November 3, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm CDT
Diamond 9
  Demonstration
  • Target Audience All

3:00pm CDT

Graphic Design for the Novice Creator Using Canva
Come learn how easy it is to create with Canva! Canva is a web based graphic design tool and is also available in the app store. Come join us as we show you how easy it is to create professional looking graphics for your classroom or school!

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Craig Badura

K-12 Technology Coach, Aurora Public School
Craig Badura is the K-12 Integration Specialist at Aurora Public Schools.
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Emmy Fiala

Media Specialist, Aurora Public Schools
Missus of Dan | Mother of Twins | Quirky Media Specialist | Lover of Learning | Random Fact Fanatic | Proud Book Nerd | Noble Alum of WSC, UNK & Doane | Runner in Brooks | Novice Crocheter & Knitter of Yarn | Friend of Lori | Team Edward | Slytherin


Friday November 3, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm CDT
Ruby 6
  Demonstration
  • Target Audience All

3:00pm CDT

Hand's On with Edpuzzle
Using edpuzzle for interactive online quizzes is simple and engaging. Pick out a video from many sources, or upload your own. Begin with other teacher examples if you want. Add timely quiz questions and teacher commentary. Automatic grading and ties easily into Google Classroom for grade transfer. Leave with an edpuzzle of your own to use in class on Monday!

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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 3, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm CDT
Diamond 10

3:00pm CDT

Keepin' Up with Google Keep
In this session you will learn about Google Keep. Learn how you and your students can stay organized. You will learn how you can add text, list, audio and photos using Google Keep. You will also learn how to collaborate using this tool. This is a great organizational tool that you and your students will love!!!

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Lisa Bohaty

K-12 Tech Integration, 7-12 CS teacher, East Butler Public Schools
I am a 7-12 Computer science teacher and K-12 Tech Integration specialist. I love leading other about how to use technology to enhance learning. I am a NETA board member.


Friday November 3, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm CDT
Diamond 4

3:00pm CDT

OER Commons: High Quality and Free Content Resources
Open Educational Resources (OER), in the past have been challenging to find and evaluate. OER Commons has created partnerships with numerous content creators, to share high quality free resources. OER Commons can be used to locate, curate, organize, and deliver free to use digital resources.

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Craig Hicks

Technology Integration Specialist, ESU 13
This is currently my 31st year in education and 21st year as a technology trainer at ESU 13. I am currently a co-chair of the Nebraska BlendEd Initiative and focused on helping teachers implement blended strategies in their classroom.


Friday November 3, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm CDT
Diamond 8
  Demonstration

3:00pm CDT

Social Media Integrity and Your Career
Interacting on social media erases privacy. As we text, post, comment, email, Facebook, Tweet, 'friend', or purchase, we're leaving a footprint. How can an educator emphasize digital character education? This session will demonstrate online teaching resources, discussion topics, and class projects. Helping students develop an online reputation is a goal of this presentation. Trends in career resume development, portfolio content, and communication methods will be discussed.

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Bob Bednar

School Counselor, Pleasanton Public Schools
I'm a husband, father, grandfather, and k12 school counselor wanting to integrate technology as I work with students. I want to help all students make effective decisions for their future, whether the decision is related to career, college, personal, or social.


Friday November 3, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm CDT
Ruby 7

3:00pm CDT

Twitter…Is It Really a Game Changer?
Learn how one twenty-two year veteran principal made a conscientious decision to set a personal goal for himself to become more of a connected learner through the use of social media tools in order to grow a more meaningful network, expand his knowledge of available resources to share with his team and staff, and to gain greater insight on educational topics in order to be able to lead a school in a digital age. By doing so, it has opened up other opportunities to explore and develop as an educator and as a leader.

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Jimmy Casas

CEO & President, J Casas & Associates
Jimmy Casas served twenty-two years as a school leader, including fourteen years as Principal at Bettendorf High School. Under his leadership, Bettendorf was named one of the Best High Schools in the country three times by Newsweek and US News & World Report.Jimmy was named the 2012... Read More →

Friday November 3, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm CDT
Crystal 1
  Featured Speaker
  • Target Audience All

3:00pm CDT

Nebraska Technology Integration Specialist Group Meeting
Are you responsible for technology integration in your district? Join the NETA sponsored Technology Integration Specialist Group to discuss issues related to best practices in teaching with technology.

Friday November 3, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm CDT
Ruby 5

3:00pm CDT

PRTG Round Table Discussion & Demonstration (Part 2)
PRTG is a widely-adopted network monitoring platform used by schools and ESUs across the state. This round table discussion will serve to introduce new users to what PRTG can do; a Q&A for those interested or setting it up; and a showcase for those who have been utilizing it. Leading experts from across the state will be available to answer questions and demonstrate how they are currently using it.


Friday November 3, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm CDT
Diamond 5