Transforming Our State of Classrooms

LT2: Middle/High School

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 middle and high school classrooms. Each session will begin with a 10-minute traditional sit-and-listen presentation, with the session leader describing and showing 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 work to apply it to their classroom.

Please be sure and 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

Google for Beginners

Presented by: Will Brydon & Jeffery See Oshkosh Area School District

Tools like Google Docs, Google Calendar, and Google+ transform learning, both inside the classroom and out, into an engaging, collaborative experience where students and teachers can work together in ways not possible in the traditional classroom setting. Learn how to create an environment that frees teachers to teach and frees students to learn through the use of Google Docs, Google Calendar, and Google+.

More than GAFE (Google Apps for Educators) [CLOSED]

Presented by: Renee Nolan, Fond du Lac School District

Take a look at several other Google tools that can tap into the 4 Cs: Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, and Communication. This session delves into the details by exploring Google Advanced Search, Alerts, News, Translate, Voice, Docs Story Builder, and more.

Response System

Presented by: Don Allen, Oshkosh Area School District

This session demonstrates how response systems can be seamlessly integrated into science classrooms to actively engage students and perform quick-check assessments.

iPad Apps [CLOSED]

Presented by: Kathleen Stephany, Oshkosh School District

Explore the many iPad apps that can be used as tools for enhancing instruction and engaging students. Time will be given to share and discuss current apps being used in the classroom.

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

(Will be offered as 1 breakout throughout the morning)
Presented by: Christie Neumann, 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 2: 10:50 – 11:55

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.

Flipped Classroom [CLOSED]

Presented by: Dave Ebert, Oregon School District

Flipped classrooms are becoming more popular and visible across the country. The key to this movement is the ability to shift the learning of low-level content knowledge outside of the classroom, allowing more time in the classroom for higher-level applications, connections, and extensions. Learn how flipping your classroom can help you enhance the learning of every student in your class.

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.

SESSION 3: 1:40 – 2:50

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

Google for Beginners

Presented by: Will Brydon & Jeffery See Oshkosh Area School District

Tools like Google Docs, Google Calendar, and Google+ transform learning, both inside the classroom and out, into an engaging, collaborative experience where students and teachers can work together in ways not possible in the traditional classroom setting. Learn how to create an environment that frees teachers to teach and frees students to learn through the use of Google Docs, Google Calendar, and Google+.

More than GAFE (Google Apps for Educators) [CLOSED]

Presented by: Renee Nolan, Fond du Lac School District

Take a look at several other Google tools that can tap into the 4 Cs: Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, and Communication. This session delves into the details by exploring Google Advanced Search, Alerts, News, Translate, Voice, Docs Story Builder, and more.

Response System

Presented by: Don Allen, Oshkosh Area School District

This session demonstrates how response systems can be seamlessly integrated into science classrooms to actively engage students and perform quick-check assessments.

Teaching with an iPad and Apple TV in the Secondary Classroom

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

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.

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.