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Thursday, November 1
 

1:30pm

10 Teaching Strategies to Increase Student Engagement
This interactive session will demonstrate ten technology strategies that will engage, inspire and empower both you and your students. I will share strategies that push the possibilities, strategies that are simple but great, and strategies that maintain engagement. The technology tools shared can be integrated throughout the classroom day: bell-ringers, lessons, and exit tickets. Attendees will leave this session with a multiple technology tools that range from the oldies but goodies to the newest kids on the block.

Speakers
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Shelly Mowinkel

Milford Public Schools


Thursday November 1, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Diamond 3 Younes Conference Center

1:30pm

RoboTeach
Get some ideas of how to use robotics (and a few other things) into the instruction of your classroom. Come check out what is in our makerspace carts at our schools. We will pack you with ideas that you can march directly into your classroom. This session is packed with play time, so come fly a drone, direct a stickbot movie, glide a osobot through a secret maze, and don’t forget to take some time with the Merge Cube! More will be added as we have ordered some new robotics tools.

Speakers
avatar for Bonnie Mitchell

Bonnie Mitchell

Special Education Teacher, Nebraska Unified District #1
I am a wife and a mom to a beautiful 2 year old boy. I have been a special education teacher at Clearwater Schools for 11 years. I integrate technology whenever I can! Goal setting, self-advocacy and self-awareness are some of the most important skills I teach my students!
avatar for Kortney Sayers

Kortney Sayers

Tech Integrationist, Creighton Community Schools
I have worked in education for the last 18 years. I have seen a lot of changes in technology since I first started as a business teacher. I know work as a technology integrationist at Creighton Public School. My job is awesome everyday because I get to see technology at its finest... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Diamond 4 Younes Conference Center

1:30pm

Tech Tools and Tips 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 Charlie Hutzler and Scott Harrington, who are ready help you achieve your technology goals!

Speakers
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Scott Harrington

Principal, Sterling Public Schools
avatar for Charlie Hutzler

Charlie Hutzler

Assistant Principal, Norris High School
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Cameron Soester

Assist. Principal/Assist. AD, Milford JR/SR High School


Thursday November 1, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Diamond 8 Younes Conference Center
 
Friday, November 2
 

8:00am

How To Set Your School on F.I.R.E.!
Dr. Buddy Berry will take us through his journey in reimagining Eminence Independent Schools to design a next generation “Dream School” rooted in personalized learning, and centered around innovation and creativity. The Eminence Independent school district has redesigned its instructional experience for kindergarten through 12th-grade students with its Framework of Innovation for Reinventing Education model using online, blended and competency-based education in their quest to be the Disney World of Schools. Eminence has utilized technology as the main driver for their success combined with Yes, And thinking; Surprise and Delight; and starting to Think Differently about solutions.

Speakers
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Buddy Berry

Eminence Independent Schools
Dr. Buddy Berry has a passion for reinventing the K-12 school experience. His School on FIRE (Framework of Innovation for Reinventing Education) model is currently in it's seventh full year of implementation and is seeing dramatic results. Dr. Berry is in his 9th year as Superintendent... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 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 2, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am
Diamond Ballroom 1, 2, 6 & 7 Younes Conference Center

9:30am

Apps for Students to Enjoy Learning Mathematics
Are you looking for ways to motivate students, maintain skills, develop high level problem solving strategies, have fun learning math, differentiate learning for students who need additional practice as well as those who are ready for more challenges? Come and experience apps that you can take back to your classroom. Target audience, teachers in grades 2-8 http://bit.ly/lennyv

Speakers
avatar for Lenny VerMaas

Lenny VerMaas

Professional Development Consultant, Educational Service Unit #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 2, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Diamond 3 Younes Conference Center

9:30am

Choice Boards for 5 C’s
Learning menus, playlists, and choice boards are options for learning or producing a product. Each choice should be challenging and approximately the same amount of time to complete. Choice boards to support the 5 C's: collaboration, communication, critical thinking, creativity, and global community will be the focus of this session integrating tech tools, apps, and extensions. Participants will walk away with hands-on experiences, sample boards and resources, and classroom applications.

Speakers
avatar for Jody Bauer

Jody Bauer

Technology Coordinator/Director, ESU 11
avatar for Beth Kabes

Beth Kabes

ESU Coordinating Council


Friday November 2, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Diamond 9 Younes Conference Center

9:30am

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 free, engaging resources (plugged and unplugged) for teaching developmentally appropriate programming and computer science skills in a primary classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Dustin Carlson

Dustin Carlson

Kindergarten Teacher, Rockbrook Elementary
Dustin Carlson is a National Board Certified Teacher who has taught kindergarten for a decade and loves enhancing student learning through the use of technology. He has a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, with endorsements in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education... Read More →



Friday November 2, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Diamond 10 Younes Conference Center

9:30am

Cyber Threats
Current cyber threats and what businesses and/or individuals can do to help protect themselves from becoming a victim.

Where does Cyber fit into the FBI's priorities?
Criminal vs National Security Cyber Cases
Top Cyber Threats - Hacktivism, Criminal (Business Email Compromise, Ransomware, Financial Malware, Point of Sale Malware, Romance Scams) Insider, Espionage, Terrorism and Warfare

Speakers
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Matt Saad

Federal Bureau of Investigation - Omaha Division - Cyber Task Force


Friday November 2, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Ruby 6 Younes Conference Center

9:30am

How to Create a Social Media Intern Program for Students at Your School
Learn how Heather Callihan at Northwest Public Schools started a social media intern team with a group of digital leaders. She will break down what she has learned in developing this program by using Class Intercom. Through this students have received the hands-on digital citizenship training by learning how to create content for their districts social media accounts.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Callihan

Heather Callihan

Technology Integration Specialist, Northwest Public Schools
Heather Callihan is the Technology Integration Specialist for Northwest Public Schools in Grand Island, Ne. Heather is currently the NETA Board president (@YourNETA), Common Sense Certified Educator and Ambassador. Heather has a passion for integrating technology in education. She... Read More →
avatar for Taylor Siebert

Taylor Siebert

President, Class Intercom
Social Media Management Software for Schools



Friday November 2, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Diamond 4 Younes Conference Center

9:30am

To Love Google Drive or Not?
Do you have a love hate relationship with Google Drive? Feel like your Drive is getting the best of you? Need some tips to get your Drive under control? Learn tips and tricks to declutter your Drive and learn better ways to search Drive. Fall in love with your Drive after this session!

Speakers
avatar for Mickie Mueller

Mickie Mueller

Educational Technology Facilitator, Norfolk Public Schools
Mickie is the Educational Technology Facilitator for Norfolk Public Schools. As Educational Technology Facilitator, Mickie develops training for district staff and helps teachers integrate technology in their classrooms. Prior to becoming the Ed Tech Facilitator, Mickie spent 18 years... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Diamond 5 Younes Conference Center

9:30am

Designing the Student of the Future….Today!
This session takes a deep dive into the glue that holds personalized learning together. Come hear real examples on how to transform your learning outcomes with dynamic, specific suggestions. Highlights include an overview of Graduate/ Learner Profiles, Exemplars, and Innovative Learning Outcomes. Participants will be taken on a guided journey of how to weave Next Practice with Best Practice to create the classroom of future!

Speakers
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Buddy Berry

Eminence Independent Schools
Dr. Buddy Berry has a passion for reinventing the K-12 school experience. His School on FIRE (Framework of Innovation for Reinventing Education) model is currently in it's seventh full year of implementation and is seeing dramatic results. Dr. Berry is in his 9th year as Superintendent... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Crystal 1 Younes Conference Center

10:30am

#LifeHacks: 10 Tools to Upgrade Your Teaching and Make Your Life Easier!
"life·hack" aka a strategy or technique adopted in order to manage one's time and daily activities in a more efficient way. In this fast-paced presentation you will be introduced to 10 tech tools that will help you manage your time and engage your students.



Friday November 2, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Diamond 10 Younes Conference Center

10:30am

Legal Aspects of Student Privacy in the Digital Age
Students today are more "tech savvy" than ever before. Unfortunately, student privacy laws are decades old. In this session, we will walk through privacy laws and how they intersect with today's current technology in the classroom.

Speakers
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Justin Knight

Attorney, Perry Guthery Haase & Gessford


Friday November 2, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Diamond 3 Younes Conference Center

10:30am

Nebraska Studies a Staple for Social Science Studies in Nebraska
Demonstration of the Nebraska Studies site where we will demonstrate and show the people and explore the events that have shaped this state, through archival photos, historic documents, personal letters, special video segments, informative maps, supplemental activities, pertinent lessons, and much more. The presentation will also demonstrate the lesson plans targeted to 4-12 grades, the activities and how to integrate them into the classroom.

Speakers
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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 2, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Diamond 8 Younes Conference Center

10:30am

STEM: Simple to Complex
STEM learning has limitless benefits for our students, but how do you start with STEM in your classroom? Let's start at the beginning and simple, and then move to more complex STEM lessons that allow your students to focus on team building, perseverance, communication, and problem solving. Let's move from teacher-centered to student-centered learning!

Speakers
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Michelle Fouts

Kearney Public Schools
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Angie Ourada

1st grade teacher, Kearney Public Schools


Friday November 2, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Diamond 4 Younes Conference Center

10:30am

Turning School into a Quest
Starting last year, I endeavored to transform my classroom into a self-paced, quest-based learning system. The results: I spend more 1:1 time with students, less time in front of the room, and less time "catching students up" from absences. This is all because of student choice and self- pacing, project-based learning embedded in each quest, and the opportunity to redo quest-stops until they attain mastery. Join me as I share my journey from planning to final evaluation. I'll also share the variety of platforms and tools you can use to adapt this to your own classroom. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1xz50T6sYFcaNB3771cKrYwDIM-HVdl4xQwvFFwLd1lw/edit#slide=id.g37e8d93cc0_0_92

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Pilakowski

Melissa Pilakowski

Teacher-Secondary English, Valentine High School
Google Certified Educator. Teacher of 11-12+ language arts. Lover of game-inspired learning, language & technology. Co-founder of #games4ed Twitter chat. | | Follow me on the Twitters @mpilakow



Friday November 2, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Diamond 9 Younes Conference Center

10:30am

What’s New With Google Sites?
What’s new in Google Sites? Well, in a word, EVERYTHING! Google Sites has been redesigned from the ground up. Instead of confusing drop-down menus, it has a sleek, new, easy to use interface. And responsive design capabilities means new Google Sites looks great on any size device. Come take a peek at the new Google Sites!

Speakers
avatar for Mickie Mueller

Mickie Mueller

Educational Technology Facilitator, Norfolk Public Schools
Mickie is the Educational Technology Facilitator for Norfolk Public Schools. As Educational Technology Facilitator, Mickie develops training for district staff and helps teachers integrate technology in their classrooms. Prior to becoming the Ed Tech Facilitator, Mickie spent 18 years... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Diamond 5 Younes Conference Center

10:30am

Creating the Coolest Lessons Ever!
This session is a guide for how to better engage students through making your lessons awesome. Participants will hear numerous examples of how to make their learning, lessons, and “Teacher Street Cred” rise instantly. This is a must for those looking to breathe new life into their classrooms. Don’t miss out on the culminating, hands-on workshop experience that everyone will be talking about.

Speakers
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Buddy Berry

Eminence Independent Schools
Dr. Buddy Berry has a passion for reinventing the K-12 school experience. His School on FIRE (Framework of Innovation for Reinventing Education) model is currently in it's seventh full year of implementation and is seeing dramatic results. Dr. Berry is in his 9th year as Superintendent... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Crystal 1 Younes Conference Center

11:30am

Copyrights, Trademarks and Patents: Everything You Need to Know (But Didn't Want to Ask)
School districts across Nebraska have received large demands for money as compensation for copyright violations. To make matters worse, copyright "trolls" are becoming more sophisticated. In this session, we will walk through the legal aspects of copyrights, trademarks and patents, and provide real-world advice.

Speakers
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Justin Knight

Attorney, Perry Guthery Haase & Gessford


Friday November 2, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Diamond 3 Younes Conference Center

11:30am

Empowering Students via Voice and Choice
Incorporating digital tools and strategies that allow for student voice and choice can have a huge impact on student ownership of learning and learner agency. In this session, participants will experience World Cafe, Iron Chef, Ask Away, Choice Boards, and Playlists as well as crowdsource ideas to incorporate more voice and choice in any classroom. This session will leave educators with plenty of options that can be adapted for all learners.

Speakers
avatar for Crystal Hurt

Crystal Hurt

Teaching & Learning Coordinator, Educational Service Unit 10


Friday November 2, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Diamond 9 Younes Conference Center

11:30am

Free Digital Citizenship and Health Curriculum for 6-12 Grade
This session will cover the basics of DFI - Digital Futures Initiative, a comprehensive health and digital citizenship curriculum developed by DARE officers in Colorado. Lessons will include teen relationships, bullying, cyber bullying, substance abuse, digital citizenship, and even distracted driving. Also available is a full parent academy lesson if needed.

Speakers
avatar for Darci Lindgren

Darci Lindgren

Lindsay Holy Family School



Friday November 2, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Diamond 4 Younes Conference Center

11:30am

Hipster Slides
Do you love Google Slides but feel like you're in a rut? Come and learn fresh ways to utilize this amazing tool, but WITHOUT creating a presentation! Bookmarks, plan book, brochures, story maps, you name it!

Speakers
avatar for Abby Fitzgerald

Abby Fitzgerald

5th Grade Teacher, Bennington Public Schools
Twitter: @afitzgerald @MissFitzBPS | | Loves: Mystery Hangouts, Amazing Race, Quizziz, Kahoot, Google Cardboard, BreakoutEDU, flipped math, blogging, project based learning, GoogleADay, code.org,


Friday November 2, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Diamond 5 Younes Conference Center

11:30am

STEM Activities to Promote Creativity and Problem Solving
Stomp rockets, robots, balloon rockets and more. Students learn computational thinking and problem solving with activities that can be incorporated in science, math, or STEM classes. Shared activities provide opportunities for students to explore, invent, discover and work in teams to learn how to approach and solve problems they care about. Activities will give students high levels of enjoyment and engagement as they see connections between technology, science, and math. Target audience, teachers in grades 4-8

Speakers
avatar for Lenny VerMaas

Lenny VerMaas

Professional Development Consultant, Educational Service Unit #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 2, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Diamond 8 Younes Conference Center

11:30am

Technology is a Tool...Not a Lifestyle
Technology is everywhere. We use technology for: communication, directions, activity trackers, alarms, and ______ you fill in the blank. Yes, technology is everywhere, but how do we avoid making technology our lifestyle? This session will share strategies for purposeful technology integration for teachers to avoid burnout. Session attendees will also learn strategies to help students understand the importance of a healthy technology balance.

Speakers
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Shelly Mowinkel

Milford Public Schools


Friday November 2, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Diamond 10 Younes Conference Center

11:30am

Zoom Your Classroom
Learn the basics about the audio/video conference tool, Zoom as well as how you can use this tool to reach students, instructors, and content experts beyond the walls of your own classroom, school or location.

Speakers
avatar for Nora Ohrt

Nora Ohrt

K-12 Technology Coordinator, Sutton Public School




Friday November 2, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Ruby 6 Younes Conference Center

11:30am

Unscripted, Unplugged, Ask Anything, Tell All for Administrators
Bring your best questions to this one of a kind session in which Dr. Berry takes on all questions, no matter how tough. Come participate in this interactive adventure into the messy world of innovating education through personalization while being stared down by high stakes accountability. This session will test your own boundaries!

Speakers
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Buddy Berry

Eminence Independent Schools
Dr. Buddy Berry has a passion for reinventing the K-12 school experience. His School on FIRE (Framework of Innovation for Reinventing Education) model is currently in it's seventh full year of implementation and is seeing dramatic results. Dr. Berry is in his 9th year as Superintendent... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Crystal 1 Younes Conference Center

12:15pm

Lunch
Friday November 2, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Crystal Ballroom 2, 3, & 4 Younes Conference Center

1:00pm

4 Edtech Ways to Differentiate
How do we move to a more student-centered classroom and reach all learners? The answer? Differentiation! Learners in this session will explore technology to differentiate content, product, process and assessment.

Speakers
avatar for Peg Coover

Peg Coover

Teaching & Learning Coordinator, Educational Service Unit #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 am on the Board of Directors for the Nebraska Educational Technology... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Diamond 9 Younes Conference Center

1:00pm

Breakout of the Classroom
During this presentation, participants will discover new ways to engage students through breakout educational games. These games ignite student curiosity, help problem solve, build independence, and strengthen failure. Participants will work together in this hands on session to breakout of their own comfort zone and uncover the unlimited possibilities!

Speakers
avatar for Dustin Carlson

Dustin Carlson

Kindergarten Teacher, Rockbrook Elementary
Dustin Carlson is a National Board Certified Teacher who has taught kindergarten for a decade and loves enhancing student learning through the use of technology. He has a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, with endorsements in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education... Read More →
avatar for Allison Pontious

Allison Pontious

Teacher, Oakdale Elementary
Alli Pontious has been an educator for eleven years. She is part of her district's technology team and supports her school's technology use in the classroom. Allison is the PBS Digital Innovator of Nebraska for 2017. She is passionate about teaching teachers how to implement technology... Read More →



Friday November 2, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Ruby 6 Younes Conference Center

1:00pm

Creativity in Content Areas: Everyone Can Create!
Infuse creativity into K-12 content area lessons with free tools and curriculum resources from Apple. Lessons from the "Everyone Can Create" curriculum will be modeled, taking advantage of new features in free apps such as Pages, Numbers, Keynote, and Clips. Bring an iPad and create right alongside the teacher!

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Friday November 2, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Diamond 10 Younes Conference Center

1:00pm

Everyone Can Code!
Think coding is only for geeks and nerds? Think again! Coding is for everyone! From preschool to high school, every student can benefit from learning to code. This session will be jam packed with tips, tricks, sites and apps to introduce coding to your students.

Speakers
avatar for Mickie Mueller

Mickie Mueller

Educational Technology Facilitator, Norfolk Public Schools
Mickie is the Educational Technology Facilitator for Norfolk Public Schools. As Educational Technology Facilitator, Mickie develops training for district staff and helps teachers integrate technology in their classrooms. Prior to becoming the Ed Tech Facilitator, Mickie spent 18 years... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Crystal 1 Younes Conference Center

1:00pm

Free Digcit for Elementary Students
This session will dive into DQ world - a free resource chosen by DFI (Digital Futures Initiative) to cover elementary digital citizenship. It is a very involved online game, with optional workbook, handouts, and teacher lessons to help guide 8-12 year olds through DQ world (referring to digital, emotional intelligence.) Also included is a full parent academy lesson if needed.

Speakers
avatar for Darci Lindgren

Darci Lindgren

Lindsay Holy Family School



Friday November 2, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Diamond 4 Younes Conference Center

1:00pm

Google Classroom
If you are a Google Classroom user or you want to be, this session is for you. We will present on how to use Google Classroom by taking a look at the student view and teacher view. We will also explore the use of Google Classroom for Professional Development for the use of IEP’s, Technology Integration, and Office Administration. We will also update you on all the new ideas coming to classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Bonnie Mitchell

Bonnie Mitchell

Special Education Teacher, Nebraska Unified District #1
I am a wife and a mom to a beautiful 2 year old boy. I have been a special education teacher at Clearwater Schools for 11 years. I integrate technology whenever I can! Goal setting, self-advocacy and self-awareness are some of the most important skills I teach my students!
avatar for Kortney Sayers

Kortney Sayers

Tech Integrationist, Creighton Community Schools
I have worked in education for the last 18 years. I have seen a lot of changes in technology since I first started as a business teacher. I know work as a technology integrationist at Creighton Public School. My job is awesome everyday because I get to see technology at its finest... Read More →



Friday November 2, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Diamond 5 Younes Conference Center

1:00pm

STEM- What an Administrator Needs to Know
STEM, What does an administrator need to know? What does it mean for your staff and students? Resources to build your skill set. Participants will experience STEM in action.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Kelly

Amy Kelly

Elementary Principal, Hastings Public Schools
Elementary Principal, Teacher, Continuous Improvement Facilitator, National PLC Model School, Collaborative Learner, Beginning STEM, Reader, Photographer
avatar for Kim Remmers

Kim Remmers

Hastings Public Schools
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Amy Wilson

Aurora Public Schools



Friday November 2, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Diamond 8 Younes Conference Center

1:00pm

Using & Creating in the Nebraska OER Commons Hub - The How To's
This session will cover how to use the Nebraska OER Commons Hub, a new tool for teachers in Nebraska. OER or Open Education Resources are educational resources available through public domain or open licensing. OER can include whole courses, textbooks, lessons and other materials for teacher use. The best thing is they are no cost to educators. You will also learn how to add your own content into the Hub so you can share your great resources with other Nebraska teachers. This will include tips for making sure you have incorporated accessibility features as well as many other tips for OER use in the classroom and with other teachers. Bring your device and join the Nebraska OER hub today!

Speakers
avatar for Dorann Avey

Dorann Avey

Director of Digital Learning, NDE


Friday November 2, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Diamond 3 Younes Conference Center

2:00pm

#EduGIFs ~ Get Your GIF On!!
Just like Emojis and Bitmojis, GIFs allow us to express feelings and experiences. They are playful, quirky, fun, and create laughter & surprise. #EduGIFs can be used to learn a new concept, solidify a point, or to assess understanding. They bring static images to life, break down steps, show processes, visualize key concepts, demonstrate knowledge, and most importantly, make content memorable, so "Get Your GIF On!!" with #EduGIFs!!



Friday November 2, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Crystal 1 Younes Conference Center

2:00pm

Effective Staff Meetings
How do we prevent staff meetings from straying off course or being viewed as a waste of time? How can we keep staff engaged and involved? Come to this session to learn tools and tips to strengthen your staff meetings.

Speakers
avatar for Denise O'Brien

Denise O'Brien

Teaching & Learning Director, ESU 10


Friday November 2, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Diamond 8 Younes Conference Center

2:00pm

Music for Everyone: SKOOG and Makey-makey
Students with special needs can experience music in many ways with the use of SKOOG and makey-makey. Learn about creating music as well as playing and participating in music with these pieces of technology.

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Jodie Liess

Elementary Music Teacher, Chase County Schools


Friday November 2, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Diamond 3 Younes Conference Center

2:00pm

Nebraska Scientist
Participants will learn how UNL Extension is helping classrooms take field trips to places that classrooms have never been allowed to go. Come learn how your class can find out what is inside a wind turbine or how soil and climate effect the crops grown across the state of Nebraska.

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Elizabeth Janning

UNL Extension
avatar for Deb Weitzenkamp

Deb Weitzenkamp

Extension Educator, UNL Extension
Dr. Deb Weitzenkamp is an extension educator and leads our Child and Youth Development programs in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and Ag Literacy. Deb has integrated technology along with resources, tools and her skills to deliver quality 4-H Science... Read More →



Friday November 2, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Diamond 5 Younes Conference Center

2:00pm

Student Voice: Creating Quality Content for School Social Media Accounts
In this session attendees will see how Seward Public School students are using social media to tell their story. Combining graphic design, journalism, and video production skills--organized by social media interns--students are using the Class Intercom app to promote and share their story through multiple mediums while administrators and teachers easily monitor and approve content composed by students.

Speakers
avatar for Jill Johnson

Jill Johnson

Assistant Principal, Seward High School
Jill Johnson is in her third 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 →
avatar for Taylor Siebert

Taylor Siebert

President, Class Intercom
Social Media Management Software for Schools


Friday November 2, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Diamond 4 Younes Conference Center

2:00pm

Top Ten Games for Any Classroom
Is it humanly possible for Melissa Pilakowski to narrow down her top ten games that her students play in her classroom? Watch as she successfully does just that! But these games go beyond the basic Q & A review games to ones that encourage creativity and develop critical thinking. Plus, chances are extremely good that she'll add on another 20 or so games on to her slidedeck that you'll be able to browse and steal!

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Pilakowski

Melissa Pilakowski

Teacher-Secondary English, Valentine High School
Google Certified Educator. Teacher of 11-12+ language arts. Lover of game-inspired learning, language & technology. Co-founder of #games4ed Twitter chat. | | Follow me on the Twitters @mpilakow



Friday November 2, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Diamond 9 Younes Conference Center

3:00pm

BlendED and BMIT - Our Adventure
Follow along as we share our experience of blending our Junior High and High School Business and Computer classes. We will share ups and downs, tips and tricks, as well as tools and resources. Come and grow your BlendEd learning knowledge and find something new to try in your classes tomorrow.

Speakers
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Amy Selting

Business Education, Clearwater Public School


Friday November 2, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Diamond 3 Younes Conference Center

3:00pm

Experience the New Reality of Education
Come experience the new reality of education. Join us and explore a variety of virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality. It’s going to be really great. Believe me. It’s gonna be huuuge!

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Dannehl

Stephanie Dannehl

School Librarian/Tech Integration Specialist, Bertrand Community Schools
Bertrand sixth graders will be demonstrating the Microsoft Hololens. The HoloLens is the first self-contained, wireless, holographic headset that lets users engage with digital content and interact with holograms in the world around them. This mixed reality technology allows students... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Diamond 8 Younes Conference Center

3:00pm

Google Lit Trips
Let’s load the plane and head to our next destination! Pack up your whole class and take them on this adventure! We will explore the use of Google Tour Builder and Google Lit Trips. Don’t let the word Lit scare you. This is for way more than just Literature, but it does work for that too. We will explore the 1000’s of trips that are premade for you, and we will also build our own tour. Hurry and get your tickets because this session will be a trip!

Speakers
avatar for Kortney Sayers

Kortney Sayers

Tech Integrationist, Creighton Community Schools
I have worked in education for the last 18 years. I have seen a lot of changes in technology since I first started as a business teacher. I know work as a technology integrationist at Creighton Public School. My job is awesome everyday because I get to see technology at its finest... Read More →



Friday November 2, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Diamond 5 Younes Conference Center

3:00pm

Lead Your Students on an Amazing Race!
Take your students on a virtual journey across the world and connect it to your content area! Using a mixture of docs, sheets, forms, maps, and others, create an engaging unit or activity for your students where they complete tasks or challenges and race to the end! This is appropriate for all age levels and content areas. 

Speakers
avatar for Abby Fitzgerald

Abby Fitzgerald

5th Grade Teacher, Bennington Public Schools
Twitter: @afitzgerald @MissFitzBPS | | Loves: Mystery Hangouts, Amazing Race, Quizziz, Kahoot, Google Cardboard, BreakoutEDU, flipped math, blogging, project based learning, GoogleADay, code.org,


Friday November 2, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Diamond 4 Younes Conference Center

3:00pm

Nebraska Technology Integration Specialist Meeting
First meeting for the Nebraska Technology Integration Specialist group for the 2018-19 school year.

Speakers
avatar for Becky Miller

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... Read More →
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... Read More →



Friday November 2, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Diamond 10 Younes Conference Center