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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

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 Curriculum Consultant, ESU 11
As a former 2nd grade and 6th grade teacher, I was very passionate about using technology in my classroom. That led me to my current position at ESU 11. I wanted to help teachers embrace the use of technology to help prepare students for the future.
avatar for Beth Kabes

Beth Kabes

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


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

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

#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 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

10:30am CDT

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

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 10:30am - 11:15am CDT
Diamond 9 Younes Conference Center
  Demonstration

11:30am CDT

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

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 CDT
Diamond 5 Younes Conference Center

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

1:00pm CDT

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

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

1:00pm CDT

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

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 →
avatar for Allison Pontious

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

1:00pm CDT

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

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

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

#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 CDT
Crystal 1 Younes Conference Center

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

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

Vice Principal, Seward High School
Jill Johnson is in her fourth 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

Co-Founder, Class Intercom
Co-Founder


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

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

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

3:00pm CDT

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

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 CDT
Diamond 4 Younes Conference Center