Transforming Our State of Classrooms

LT1: Elementary

When: Saturday, November 9, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • 7:45 – 8:20: Registration
  • 8:30 – 8:45: Welcome
  • 8:45 – 9:30: Keynote Speaker
  • 9:40 – 11:55 Morning Learning Tracks
  • 12:00 – 1:30: Lunch*
  • 12:30 – 1:30: Tech Fair
  • 1:40 – 2:50: Afternoon Learning Tracks
  • 3:00 – 3:30: Staying Connected, All Participant Discussion
  • 3:30 – 4:00: Closing Remarks
  • 4:00 – 4:30: Social

*Administrator and Innovative Leader Learning Tracks will have lunch starting at 11:30.

Cost: FREE

Where: Carl Traeger Elementary and Middle School, Oshkosh WI

Driving Directions

Hotel Accommodations

For our out-of-town guests, WTI has a hold on 20 rooms at the Fairfield Inn by Marriott in Oshkosh (approximately 1.9 miles from Carl Traeger School). This block is held for Friday, November 8th. To reserve your room, please call (920) 233-8504 and ask for the WTI Conference room rate.

Fairfield Inn by Marriott
1800 S. Koeller Street
Oshkosh, WI
233-8504
Driving Directions

Tech Expo will be set up in the commons area. Vendors on hand: Apple, Learn Pads, SMART, Promethean, Safari Montage, Cisco (Meraki focus).

1 Grad Credit available

Through UW-Parkside at a cost of $240. Interested participants can sign up the morning of the conference to receive the syllabus and make a payment by check or credit card. Full day attendance and approximately 5 hours of independent online participation is required. Please email bclarke@sdb.k12.wi.us if you have any questions about this 1 credit course.

This learning track is designed to introduce technology resources and apply them to elementary classrooms. Each session will begin with a 10-minute traditional sit-and-listen presentation, with session leaders demonstrating how they use the concept in their classroom. The remaining time will be designated as hands-on time, where participants can take the new concept and begin to apply it in their classrooms and with the session leader available for Q&As.

Please be sure to bring your own device with a lesson plan, planning document, or other applicable documentation to work on for each session.

SESSION 1: 9:40 – 10:45

Your Google Starter Kit

Presented by: Renee Schumacher, Oshkosh Area School District

In this session, we will learn how to use Google Mail, Google Calendar, and Google Drive.

Google…Just a Little Bit More

Presented by: Terese Weiler, Fond du Lac School District

You know how to send an email, and you know how to create a document in Google Drive. But do you know how to efficiently organize your Google Drive? Can you be sure of who you shared that document with? This session explores various features of Google Chrome, gives you the basics of organizing Google Drive (including reviewing Shared settings), and presents tips on prioritizing your Inbox, creating Google Forms, and gathering parent information through Google Forms.

iPad Apps [CLOSED]

Presented by: Tara Perry, Oshkosh Area School District

The iPad is a computer, a video screen, a music player, and a library full of just about every book you could possibly imagine — and it’s actually much, much more. Discover a variety of applications that are perfect for the classroom and how to incorporate Apple’s tablet into your daily routines.

Recording Video Tutorials Using SMART Notebook (SESSION 1 ONLY)

Presented by: Dave Ebert, Oregon School District

Recording video screencasts can be a daunting task for any teacher. Rather than overwhelming them with the best ways to record and edit videos, we should be helping them create video screencasts using the simplest methods possible. This session demonstrates how to create your own screencasts using a variety of easy-to-use programs, apps, and online tools.

Video Game Design to Teach the Writing Process

Presented by: Greg Kehring, Oshkosh School District

This session will demonstrate how a fifth-grade teaching team has integrated elements of game design ‚Äî and Gamestar Mechanic, a video-game design program ‚Äî into their writer”s workshop.

SESSION 2: 10:50 – 11:55

Web 2.0 [CLOSED]

Presented by: Emily Dietrich, Howard-Suamico School District

The first half of this session explores the various literacy, math, and CCSS websites that excel at engaging learners in interactive ways. The second focuses on Web 2.0 and walks you through creating student profiles and logins for Symbaloo, Learn Zillion, and Tagxedo to help manage the many forms of technology in your classroom.

Blogging with Our Youngest Learners [CLOSED]

Presented by: Julie Ruck, Oshkosh Area School District

Learn how to integrate blogging into the school days of primary students, focusing on how to use blogging to enhance content areas and demonstrating how to make student bloggers more connected within their classrooms, their schools, their communities, and the world.

iPad Apps [CLOSED]

Presented by: Tara Perry, Oshkosh Area School District

The iPad is a computer, a video screen, a music player, and a library full of just about every book you could possibly imagine — and it’s actually much, much more. Discover a variety of applications that are perfect for the classroom and how to incorporate Apple’s tablet into your daily routines.

Teaching with an iPad and Apple TV in the Secondary Classroom [CLOSED]

Presented by: Travis Miller, Oshkosh School District

The days of getting stuck at the front of the room by the Smart Board have officially ended. Learn how to “go mobile” and teach one-to-one by incorporating the use of iPads and Apple TVs as document cameras, whiteboards, and presentation tools.

Backchannel and Google Hangouts

Presented by: Tim Kohl, Oshkosh School District

This session introduces backchannel technology designed to engage students into practicing content-driven, analytical feedback that is safe and easily monitored or assessed, leading to publications such as blogs, Wikis, Edmodo, or other media tools. Learn how Google Hangout promotes thinking, debate, and live interaction with parents, students, and other school officials and how Google Calendar lets teachers invite anyone to join in on the conversation.

Chromebooks – Your One-Stop Shop For a Paperless Classroom [CLOSED]

Presented by: Deborah Hilscher, Oshkosh School District

Designed to be used while connected to the Internet and supported by applications that reside on the Web, Chromebooks are built to be affordable, portable, and easy to use. This session is designed to help you learn how Chromebooks can help further student engagement, collaboration and assessment — all without paper.

Get Twitterfied!

Presented by: Kristi Levy, Oshkosh West High School

In this session you will learn how to use Twitter for Advanced Research with students in the secondary classroom by setting up your own Twitter account and creating a Professional Learning Network (PLN). During the 60 minute session we will set up Twitter accounts, walk through an exploration of how students will use Twitter for Advanced Research and have work time to set up your own PLN for personal research in the process!

Kristi Levy is an English teacher at Oshkosh West High School. Levy is a Google Certified Trainer and is experienced in curriculum design. Her emphasis is in integrating technology into classroom instruction in alignment with the Common Core Standards and standards based grading.

SPECIAL SESSION

SMART Digital Content Development 9:40 – 11:55 [CLOSED]

(Will be offered as 1 breakout throughout the morning)
Presented by: Kim Parrillo, Tierney Brothers

The focus of this special session is on best practices and interactive notebook strategies, including how to start simple by using the Lesson Activity Toolkit; making lessons student-centered by teaching interactively; thinking digitally to move things you do now to a digital format; and searching the Smart Exchange wisely by using Common Core filters. There will also be hands-on time for participants to collaborate and work with others in applying best practices to their lessons.

SESSION 3: 1:40 – 2:50

Overflow Conversation from Tech Fair, or (some repeated sessions from morning)

Your Google Starter Kit!

Presented by: Renee Schumacher, Oshkosh Area School District

Google…Just a Little Bit More [CLOSED]

Presented by: Terese Weiler, Fond du Lac School District

You know how to send an email, and you know how to create a document in Google Drive. But do you know how to efficiently organize your Google Drive? Can you be sure of who you shared that document with? This session explores various features of Google Chrome, gives you the basics of organizing Google Drive (including reviewing Shared settings), and presents tips on prioritizing your Inbox, creating Google Forms, and gathering parent information through Google Forms.

Video Game Design to Teach the Writing Process

Presented by: Greg Kehring, Oshkosh School District

This session will demonstrate how a fifth-grade teaching team has integrated elements of game design ‚Äî and Gamestar Mechanic, a video-game design program ‚Äî into their writer”s workshop.

Web 2.0

Presented by: Emily Dietrich, Howard-Suamico School District

The first half of this session explores the various literacy, math, and CCSS websites that excel at engaging learners in interactive ways. The second focuses on Web 2.0 and walks you through creating student profiles and logins for Symbaloo, Learn Zillion, and Tagxedo to help manage the many forms of technology in your classroom.

Blogging with Our Youngest Learners

Presented by: Julie Ruck, Oshkosh Area School District

Learn how to integrate blogging into the school days of primary students, focusing on how to use blogging to enhance content areas and demonstrating how to make student bloggers more connected within their classrooms, their schools, their communities, and the world.

Special Session Presented in Session 3 only, combined Elementary & Secondary

Library Media Specialist/Tech Innovator/Tech Coach Round Table

Presented by: Kathy Boguszewski, Janesville School District

The role of the traditional library media specialist is evolving. Join our panel members in clarifying and defining the current state and future direction of this essential, ever-changing position.