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Friday, November 2
 

9:30am CDT

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

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 2, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am CDT
Diamond 3 Younes Conference Center
  Demonstration

9:30am 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 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

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



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

10:30am CDT

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 CDT
Diamond 8 Younes Conference Center

10:30am CDT

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 CDT
Diamond 4 Younes Conference Center
  Demonstration

11:30am CDT

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 CDT
Diamond 9 Younes Conference Center
  Demonstration

11:30am CDT

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

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 2, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm CDT
Diamond 8 Younes Conference Center
  Demonstration

11:30am CDT

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
avatar for Shelly Mowinkel

Shelly Mowinkel

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


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

11:30am CDT

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




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

1:00pm CDT

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!

Speakers
avatar for Katie Morrow

Katie Morrow

Instructional Technology Facilitator, ESU 8



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

1:00pm CDT

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 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 →
avatar for Kortney Sayers

Kortney Sayers

Technology Integrationist, Creighton Community School
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 CDT
Diamond 5 Younes Conference Center
  Demonstration

1:00pm CDT

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 CDT
Diamond 8 Younes Conference Center
  Demonstration

1:00pm CDT

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

Digital Learning Director, Nebraska Department of Education


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

2:00pm CDT

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 CDT
Diamond 8 Younes Conference Center
  Demonstration

2:00pm CDT

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.

Speakers
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Jodie Liess

Elementary Music Teacher, Chase County Schools


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

2:00pm CDT

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.

Speakers
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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 CDT
Diamond 5 Younes Conference Center
  Demonstration

2:00pm CDT

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

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

3:00pm CDT

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 Schools


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

3:00pm CDT

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

Technology Integrationist, Creighton Community School
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 CDT
Diamond 5 Younes Conference Center