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Monday, February 4
 

8:00am

FERPA 101 w/ Advanced FERPA Scenarios (FERPA 201)
This presentation will review the basics of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and delve into common scenarios faced by districts. It is intended for anyone who works with personally identifiable student data on a daily basis; from the classroom teacher level to the district superintendent. Outcomes: - Improved understanding of FERPA and the context for the law - Reduced misconceptions / misunderstandings about FERPA.

Speakers
RL

Ross Lemke

Director Privacy Technical Assistance Center, Privacy Technical Assistance Center
Ross Lemke serves as the manager for the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) with over 10 years of experience providing TA around education data. He helps state and local education agencies, schools, districts and postsecondary institutions develop an understanding of FERPA... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 8:00am - 10:00am
100E Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am

My Few of my Favorite Googley Things
Link to Presentation: http://bit.ly/IETA19Fave
Link to Notecatcher: http://bit.ly/FaveNotes
Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens.....that is a song for another day. During this session, I will share many of my favorite Googley (really just "Ed Techie") things. We will dive deeply into some and scratch the surface of others. Come for a lightning round of fun! This will be a completely hands-on session-participants will walk away with creations!


Speakers
avatar for Janet Avery

Janet Avery

Director Curriculum/Instruction, PD, and Assessment, Jerome School District
Janet Avery has been an educator for 26+ years. She is currently the Jerome School District Curriculum Director and has been a Middle School Principal, Assistant Principal, and Secondary English Teacher. Janet has lived and worked in many places around the country, but Idaho has always... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 8:00am - 10:00am
110B Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am

G Suite Ninja Bootcamp
In this student-led bootcamp, participants become G Suite Ninjas by learning the ins, outs, and in-betweens of G Suite (formerly Google Apps for Education). Students will also share ideas and examples of how they are using G Suite in the classroom. This is a hands-on workshop; participants will need a laptop or Chromebook.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Kershaw

Allison Kershaw

MHS Help Desk Coordinator, Middleton High School
Mrs. Kershaw is responsible of the day-to-day activities and operations of the 1:1 Help Desk located at Middleton High School. The 1:1 Help Desk Coordinator is responsible for planning and coordinating IT directives when it relates to the 1:1 program, promoting the student Tech Ninjas... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 8:00am - 10:00am
420A Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am

Minecraft Education Edition, Why Game Based Learning?
Please install Minecraft on a PC before attending.

Explore the concept of game based learning and how it can promote future ready skills and even concepts like social emotional learning. If you have ever wondered about the benefits of game based learning, this is the session for you.  See how the Microsoft platform, Minecraft: Education Edition,  is an open eneded world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination. Come learn more about its place in learning, and unique features suited for teaching & learning.  

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Marshall

Jennifer Marshall

Professional Learning Specialist, NCCE
avatar for Lisa Bray

Lisa Bray

Professional Learning Specialist, NCCE


Monday February 4, 2019 8:00am - 10:00am
120B Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am

Power Up with PBS
Looking for one website educators can use for all of their lesson planning that includes a variety of resources and tools? With thousands of resources all aligned to standards, PBS Learning Media is a powerful FREE platform for educators who are interested in using video, online games, primary sources, and self-paced digital lessons with their students. Discover how you can use PBS Learning Media to create engaging and fun activities for students of all ages and abilities. With tips on how you can pair PBS Learning Media with your content and favorite digital tools, you’ll be ready to launch the power of PBS in your classroom in no time!

Speakers
avatar for Paige Somoza

Paige Somoza

Teacher, Boise School District and PBS Digital Innovator All-Star, Boise School District
Paige Somoza encourages student creativity and choice, and believes these are important skills that will serve students as 21st century problem solvers. As a proponent of mastery and project based learning, Paige believes that technology provides opportunities to bridge the gaps and... Read More →
avatar for Kari Wardle

Kari Wardle

Teacher Ambassador, Idaho Public Television/Boise School District
Kari Wardle currently works as the Teacher Ambassador for Idaho Public Television where she provides training and support to teachers throughout the state. Before joining the IdahoPTV staff, she worked as an elementary school teacher, teaching 5th grade in Burley, Idaho, for 8 years... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 8:00am - 10:00am
410C Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am

Learn Coding and Engineering Design through Robots
Drones! Learn to code and apply the engineering design process through robots and drones. During the training sessions teachers can learn how to bring coding into their classrooms through the use of Robotics CoDrones. Concepts that will be taught include defining the problem (or task) making a plan (flowchart) trying out their plan (writing then testing their code) by having the robot / drone accomplish a given task(s) autonomously.  

Speakers
avatar for Teresa Silveus

Teresa Silveus

Technology / Robotics Teacher, Buhl Middle School
I have six years teaching experience. Three years as a science teacher and three years as a technology teacher. Prior to becoming a middle school teacher my career was software engineer / programmer. I have designed programs for retail, education and the government.


Monday February 4, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm
110A Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am

Redesigning the Student Learning Experience Through Leadership, Spaces, and Tools
What is it that today’s modern learners need? How can educators transform the learning experience to make it relevant, personal, and authentic? Grounded in leadership and school culture, this workshop will empower educators to explore their own leadership capacity, regardless of their position, and evaluate how they contribute to a school culture where kids thrive. Through an engaging and collaborative workshop experience, participants will explore transformed learning experiences while evaluating and creating the learning spaces kids need, including brain-based changes that can be made without spending any money. Participants will understand what actually works with educational technology, how to leverage it as an accelerant for deeper learning, and leave with hundreds of free tools, all curated by educators, ready to implement when they get back to their schools. Whether you’re a district, school, or teacher leader, this workshop will help you move forward in your journey. 

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Murray

Thomas Murray

Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools
Tom serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready SchoolsⓇ, a Project of the Alliance for Excellent Education, located in Washington, D.C. He has testified before the United States Congress and works alongside that body and the US Senate, the White House, the US Department... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm
130 Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:00am

Data Security and Data Breach Exercise
This session will provide training on current data security best practices for education data systems, including user privacy and security awareness, privacy and security program development. It will address ways in which schools are vulnerable and common security failures seen in districts. This session is appropriate for anyone who has access to student data. This interactive presentation puts you in the driver’s seat for a simulated data breach. Attendees will be faced with a data breach scenario and have to make the critical decisions in addressing an ongoing breach, avoiding pitfalls and guiding an organization through the difficult and often murky issues facing organizations during that time.

Speakers
RL

Ross Lemke

Director Privacy Technical Assistance Center, Privacy Technical Assistance Center
Ross Lemke serves as the manager for the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) with over 10 years of experience providing TA around education data. He helps state and local education agencies, schools, districts and postsecondary institutions develop an understanding of FERPA... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
100E Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:00am

Using Google Forms to Grade & Share with Students and Parents
Learn how to save time on grading, provide additional resources, and give feedback to students and parents on everything that is graded. This session will show how to create a clean and simple system using Google Forms and add-ons to keep grading organized and efficient.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Burton

Jason Burton

Business Educator, Boise Schools
Jason Burton is a passionate speaker about leadership, specializing in developing and leading teams. Jason draws from his experience of coaching and teaching along with the knowledge he gained in his master’s program in management and leadership to inspire change in individuals... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
410C Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:00am

Google Sites and Genius Hour
In this session, you will learn how to CREATE a Google Site from scratch, and more importantly, how to get your students creating them. You will also learn some strategies for your students to research during “Genius Hour,” and how to help students present their findings on their sites. Both presenters have actively had their students create their own websites (Cysewski teaches high school English; Evans teaches 6th grade). We will teach you some of the Do’s and Don’ts we’ve learned from doing things the hard way (so you don’t have to make our same mistakes!).

Speakers
avatar for Karlee Cysewski

Karlee Cysewski

Secondary English Teacher, Ririe Joint School District
This will be my 6th year teaching, all of which have been done at the same high school in Ririe, ID. I teach English at the Sophomore, Senior, and 101 levels. When I'm not doing something related to schoolwork (hah), I', attending soccer games and swim practices for my two daughters... Read More →
avatar for Carrie Evans

Carrie Evans

6th Grade Teacher, Ririe Joint School District
My name is Carrie Evans. I have been teaching at Ririe Elementary for 4 years. I have taught 6th grade for 2 years and 1st grade for 2 years. I LOVE teaching in Ririe! I have a Master’s degree from University of Phoenix in Adult Education and Training. My Bachelor’s is from Brigham... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
420A Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:00am

Minecraft for Computer Science and Much More
Please install Minecraft on a PC before attending.

Discover how Minecraft: Education Edition can be used to bring computer science and many more concepts to life in the classroom. See how districts are using this amazing tool to allow students to take ownership of learning while mastering key content connections, increasing rigor and problem solving skills, and even making social emotional connections.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Marshall

Jennifer Marshall

Professional Learning Specialist, NCCE
avatar for Lisa Bray

Lisa Bray

Professional Learning Specialist, NCCE


Monday February 4, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
120B Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:00am

Supporting the Classroom and Beyond with Cloud Tools
As we prepare students for their future, we recognize that students need to be able to use technology to communicate and collaborate with others outside of the walls of their classroom, as well as learn how to share their own STORY. Being able to have conversations and explore new ideas enables students to begin to synthesize information and open their minds to other sides of issues and experiences to build problem solving skills.  These experiences help students learn how to think critically and research new information.  This session will review how to build a system that enables students and teachers to  learn how to work in collaborative groups to communicate outside of the classroom, share files and create online meetings, and integrate applications to foster innovative thinking, student ownership, and empowerment. 

Speakers
avatar for Geri Gillepsy

Geri Gillepsy

Administrator of Digital Integration, West Ada School District
Geri Gillespy is currently the Administrator of Digital Integration in the West Ada School District. Her team supports the development, implementation, and evaluation of technology integration district-wide. West Ada is the largest district in Idaho with 54 schools, 39,000 students... Read More →
DP

Dale Perrigo

Vendor, Microsoft


Monday February 4, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
120A Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm

Coding with Junior Botball
This session will teach the basics of coding with Junior Botball for those with no coding experience. Session attendees will get to use a Botball and laptop to code their robot to do simple tasks such as move forward, backward, turn in a circle, etc. This workshop is aimed at beginners with little to no coding experience. Presenters will discuss ways to fund a botball team the attendees school, as well.

Speakers
avatar for Penni Aufderheide

Penni Aufderheide

Music teacher, Junior Botball coach, Jerome School District
Penni Aufderheide: Penni Aufderheide ​is a​ music educator and Robotics Coach at Summit Elementary School. She has been teaching for 24 years. She earned a AA College of Southern Idaho, BME from Idaho State University and a MS from National University. Recently, she has become... Read More →
avatar for Trisha Neudorff

Trisha Neudorff

5th grade teacher, Junior Botball coach, Jerome School District
Trisha Neudorff: Trisha Neudorff is a 5th grade teacher at Summit Elementary in Jerome. She has lived in the Magic Valley for 7 years, and has 3 children who attend Xavier Charter School; Ryan and Zach are seniors this year and Alex is a sophomore. She is active in the community... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
110A Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm

Kickin’ it up with Keynote
Keynote is a great tool for presentations and so easy to use. But there are so many cool features, you may not have had time to try them out. Come learn about some of the things you can do with this powerful tool! This skill builder session will teach you ways to use Keynote tools for image editing, full-motion animation, creating infographics, and much more! Tips and tricks for Keynote for both the Mac computer and the iPad/iPhone will be covered. Bring your Mac laptop or iOS device, download the latest version of Keynote, and get ready to practice what you learn!

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Schrock

Kathy Schrock

Integration Specialists, Kathy Schrock
Kathy Schrock has been a school district Director of Technology, an instructional technology specialist, and a middle school, academic, museum, and public library librarian. She is currently an online adjunct graduate-level professor for Wilkes University (PA) and an independent educational... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
430 Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm

Privacy Implication of Apps in the Classroom/District Transparency
Privacy Implication of Apps in the Classroom
This presentation will review legal requirements and best practices surrounding the use of Education Apps in the classroom. It will showcase common items seen in Terms of Service Agreements and discuss how some of these agreements might not align with FERPA. Finally it will address how your district can develop its own policy surrounding the use of these apps in the classroom. Outcomes: -Review of legal privacy requirements. -Examination of school or district practices and potential problems. -Technical assistance on incorporating best practices.

Transparency Best Practices
PTAC experts will conduct trainings and review best practices on communicating with parents about school and district data collection policies and practices. Specific attention will be paid to what information is collected, how it’s safeguarded and used, and why.

Outcome
Identify current communications policies and practices regarding student data, including data inventories.
Revise, if appropriate, the policies for information sharing.
Identify parent-friendly communication strategies.

Speakers
RL

Ross Lemke

Director Privacy Technical Assistance Center, Privacy Technical Assistance Center
Ross Lemke serves as the manager for the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) with over 10 years of experience providing TA around education data. He helps state and local education agencies, schools, districts and postsecondary institutions develop an understanding of FERPA... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
100E Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm

How to run a student lead 1-1 Help Desk
If there’s something strange with your student laptop,
who you gonna call? Tech Ninjas!
If there’s something weird and it don’t look good,
who you gonna call? Tech Ninjas!

Thinking of starting a student run help desk? Thinking of letting students lead staff and student trainings? The Middleton High School Help Desk Ninjas will walk participants through the day to day processes of a student run help desk. We will share about our growth and program development as well as provide information for how to get started with your own Ninja program.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Kershaw

Allison Kershaw

MHS Help Desk Coordinator, Middleton High School
Mrs. Kershaw is responsible of the day-to-day activities and operations of the 1:1 Help Desk located at Middleton High School. The 1:1 Help Desk Coordinator is responsible for planning and coordinating IT directives when it relates to the 1:1 program, promoting the student Tech Ninjas... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
130 Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm

Simplifying Assessments by Interviews
Learn how to eliminate hours of grading assessments while ensuring student’s knowledge of a topic. This session will show how interviewing students for assessment allows teachers to personalize each question to student’s understanding of knowledge while practicing their interview skills.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Burton

Jason Burton

Business Educator, Boise Schools
Jason Burton is a passionate speaker about leadership, specializing in developing and leading teams. Jason draws from his experience of coaching and teaching along with the knowledge he gained in his master’s program in management and leadership to inspire change in individuals... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
110B Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm

Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality in the Classroom
Virtual reality in the classroom has the potential to remove the physical walls of learning and impact students in ways never before possible. By integrating this tool along with Google Expeditions, we can now transport learners underwater, into space or into the past to engage students in real and profound ways. In addition to this, augmented reality is now transporting the world into the classroom.

In this workshop, we will explain how previously cost prohibitive virtual reality and augmented reality solutions are no longer an obstacle and how one hardware setup accomplish both. Then we will move into how virtual reality can be in every classroom everywhere by aligning it with curriculum. Finally, we will discuss our lessons learned during our augmented reality deployment.

There will be devices available and we will explore both augmented and virtual reality during this session.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Zimmerman

Paul Zimmerman

Technology Innovator, Blaine County School District
Paul Zimmerman offers a different angle to technology. It's important to remember that technology needs to be viewed as one of the tools for learning and not as the only tool. Ask why before you ask what. | | Paul Zimmerman is the Google Certified Trainer and Google Educator Level... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
420A Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm

Digital Project-Based-Learning
This fun workshop shows how we use Flipgrid, TesTeach, Google Maps, Evernote, and many others to help kids demonstrate learning across various subject areas. Get hands-on practice with lots of tools and engage in discussions about student use of them to create online learning Portfolios. Preferred device: laptop.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Chase

Tim Chase

eLearning Design & Instruction, Impact Virtual Learning
Tim Chase began teaching in 1997 at a teacher's institute in central China and then moved to beautiful central Oregon where he lives with his wife, Janet, and three teens. Tim is certified for secondary language arts and technology in several states and is currently director of program... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
410B Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm

From An Hour of Code… To Endless Opportunities
Want to teach students how to #make amazing things and to have a real impact on their world? You can! Microsoft Make Code  curriculum provides everything you need to deliver this FREE course, including teacher prep materials, lesson plans, presentations, student notebook, and projects.  Enable your students to explore passions in music, sports, entertainment, art, STEM and other subjects as they learn how to make and how to code.  This is a great session for anyone looking to increase their Makerspace options and expand the Hour of Code to include hands-on learning with inexpensive physical devices.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Rummelhart

Adam Rummelhart

Microsoft Learning Consultant, Microsoft
Adam Rummelhart is the Microsoft Learning Consultant for the Chicagoland area. He graduated from The University of Iowa in 2013 with a degree in History. He has taught across Chicago in Chicago Public Schools, a charter school and most recently summer school at Lake Forest High School... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
120A Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm

Supporting Educators on the Minecraft: Education Edition Journey
Please install Minecraft on a PC before attending.

Ready to allow students to experience meaningful learning with Minecraft? Let us help begin the journey. Gain access to professional learning resources, classroom management tips and materials, an online learning community, and a curated digital library of over 500 ready made lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Marshall

Jennifer Marshall

Professional Learning Specialist, NCCE
avatar for Lisa Bray

Lisa Bray

Professional Learning Specialist, NCCE


Monday February 4, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
120B Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm

Silverback Learning's Teacher Vitae! How to foster a culture of educator growth by moving beyond state compliance into a complete professional growth model.
Silverback Learning will walk your district through how to implement Teacher Vitae to fulfill evaluation requirements and career ladder expectations required by the Idaho Legislature and State Board. Whether you are actively implementing Teacher Vitae or still looking for a solution, this workshop will help your district focus on capturing personal success and reflection on practice to enable meaningful conversations around the teaching process. Best practices from around the state will be highlighted and shared on how to build and best organize Master Teacher Portfolios, Professional Learning Plans, and Classroom Walkthroughs / Observations.

Speakers
KB

Kristy Brinkerhoff

Chief Operating Officer, Silverback Learning Soultions
Dr. Kristy Brinkerhoff, Ph.D, has served education as a teacher, administrator and superintendent. She understands the nuances and needs of school buildings and how to maximize Silverback Learning's solutions inside classrooms and districts. Kristy has worked with Teacher Vitae extensively... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
120C Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:00pm

Willow Creek Elementary - Learn from One School's Journey Into Personalized Learning
The session’s goal is aimed at having participants leave with a plan to implement or improve personalized learning in their school or classroom. Willow Creek will show you where and how they started their Personalized Learning journey. Participants will have access to resources, templates, and lessons learned as it relates to implementing blended learning instructional strategies, student reflection & ownership, and integrated digital content. Participants will be involved with hands on activities geared toward producing classroom and/or school specific action steps.  Most of the resources for this session will be digital, a personal device is highly recommended. 

Speakers
NC

Nick Channer

5th Grade Teacher, Nampa School District
Willow Creek Elementary is in year three of developing a Personalized Learning environment. We have received a fair amount of support and guidance from Education Elements in this process. We also believe we gained a lot of knowledge and support from other schools who went on this... Read More →
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Karen Dillon

Instructional Coach, Nampa School District
Willow Creek Elementary is in year three of developing a Personalized Learning environment. We have received a fair amount of support and guidance from Education Elements in this process. We also believe we gained a lot of knowledge and support from other schools who went on this... Read More →
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Scott Knopp

Principal, Nampa School District
Willow Creek Elementary is in year three of developing a Personalized Learning environment. We have received a fair amount of support and guidance from Education Elements in this process. We also believe we gained a lot of knowledge and support from other schools who went on this... Read More →
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Allison Peyton

Kindergarten Teacher, Nampa School District
Willow Creek Elementary is in year three of developing a Personalized Learning environment. We have received a fair amount of support and guidance from Education Elements in this process. We also believe we gained a lot of knowledge and support from other schools who went on this... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
410B Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:00pm

PD for Professional Developers
You came to see what's new AND BRING IT BACK to those who stayed at home. Right?
Topics include discussion strategies, PD resources, the power of paper evaluations, bridging the divide between veteran and newbie teachers, activating private reflection time, the use of music/video, body positioning, and infusing "story" and humor into your sessions. Go home with great technology ideas from the conference AND improved skills for sharing them in schools!
(This session is not a sit-and-get. The participants collaborate with the facilitator to build a document of all our best practices and experiences. Together we're more powerful than we were apart.)

Speakers
avatar for Tim Chase

Tim Chase

eLearning Design & Instruction, Impact Virtual Learning
Tim Chase began teaching in 1997 at a teacher's institute in central China and then moved to beautiful central Oregon where he lives with his wife, Janet, and three teens. Tim is certified for secondary language arts and technology in several states and is currently director of program... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
110B Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:00pm

Using the Merge Cube Across the Curriculum
The Merge Cube is a small square that turns into a hologram in your hand. Using your smartphone and a Merge Cube-compatible app, what you can view and interact with on the cube is amazing! In this session, you will learn what it is, how it works, and experiment with some of the cool augmented reality apps you can have students use across the curriculum. Be sure to bring your charged smartphone to the session! You might want to pickup a Merge Cube on eBay, online, or at various stores and bring it to this hands-on session, too!

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Schrock

Kathy Schrock

Integration Specialists, Kathy Schrock
Kathy Schrock has been a school district Director of Technology, an instructional technology specialist, and a middle school, academic, museum, and public library librarian. She is currently an online adjunct graduate-level professor for Wilkes University (PA) and an independent educational... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
430 Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:00pm

Curiosity is the Secret Sauce of an Innovative Leader
“If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got” - Albert Einstein

Innovative leadership is required as classrooms, schools and districts transition to the demands of personalized and digital learning. 
In this session, we’ll explore the Friday Institute’s researched and practiced mental model (Innovative Leader) which is full of mindset abilities that all innovative educators and leaders must be grounded in. We will discuss strategies to help manage the unique stressors that today’s education ask of us, meanwhile immersing you in creative situations to help you in your school. Finally you will leave with a new sense of empowerment about the problems you face. Perhaps you'll leave looking at the problems you see today, as no longer problems at all, but rather challenges that lead to new innovative opportunities tomorrow.
Your students, your peers and perhaps even 'you' need this secret sauce session. Consider yourself grounded!


Speakers
avatar for Darren Hudgins

Darren Hudgins

CEO, Think | Do | Thrive
Find out more about what I do here https://about.me/darren_hudgins
avatar for Nancy Mangum

Nancy Mangum

Associate Director of Digital Learning Programs at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
Nancy Mangum is Digital Learning Lead for the Friday Institute at NC State University. In this role she has provided extensive, customized professional development for teachers and administrators across North Carolina and frequently presents at national conferences for teachers and... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
130 Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:00pm

Going Paperless
Are you bogged down by papers? Tired of lost and/or no-name papers? Join us for Going Paperless! We will explore the ins and outs of the paperless classroom. This session is geared towards Upper Elementary through High school and beyond. We will discuss techniques for managing student work, management platforms and the logistics of a paperless classroom. This session will include hands-on preparation time for teachers to begin to implement the strategies in their existing classroom.

Update: A Link to the Google Slides presentation can be found here.

Speakers
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Cherie Lavin

5th Grade Teacher, Oregon Trail Elementary School; Twin Falls School District
My Cherie Lavin I have been teaching for 7 years. I have taught many elementary grades and combo classes. I have a partial technology endorsement from the University of Utah. I use Google everything in my classroom. I currently teach 5th grade at Oregon Trail Elementary
avatar for Shannon Youngman

Shannon Youngman

5th Grade Teacher, Oregon Trail Elementary School; Twin Falls School District
My name is Mrs. Youngman and this will be my 10th year of teaching! I have taught both elementary and middle school. I went to Boise State University where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education in 2008. My minors were Social Studies, Geography and Earth Science. I... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
420A Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:00pm

Let’s Team Up! Getting started with Microsoft Teams
How do we support teachers and students who are challenged to learn in an increasingly collaborative and mobile environment? Microsoft Teams creates an ideal digital hub for teachers to deliver instruction, enhance learning, and interact in a rich and engaging online space.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Rummelhart

Adam Rummelhart

Microsoft Learning Consultant, Microsoft
Adam Rummelhart is the Microsoft Learning Consultant for the Chicagoland area. He graduated from The University of Iowa in 2013 with a degree in History. He has taught across Chicago in Chicago Public Schools, a charter school and most recently summer school at Lake Forest High School... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
120A Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702
 
Tuesday, February 5
 

8:00am

Lessons Learned: Implementing Personalized-Mastery-Systems Accelerated by 1:1 Deployment and Support
A comprehensive high school implementation of personalized-mastery-systems to further enhance the student learning experience, student agency, practitioner and student capacity building of self directed learning, cognitive and meta-cognitive skills, and learning to learn.

Speakers
CW

Cory Woolstenhulme

Principal, Columbia High School
Ninth year serving as CHS principal. Supported preparation of staff and systems to shift teaching and learning and expectations for a student centered school--2013-2015. Supported 1:1 device deployment--2016-17. Supported personalized-mastery-systems--2017-18. Supporting learning... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
410C Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am

Data Security
This session will provide training on current data security best practices for education data systems, including user privacy and security awareness, privacy and security program development. It will address ways in which schools are vulnerable and common security failures seen in districts. This session is appropriate for anyone who has access to student data.

Speakers
RL

Ross Lemke

Director Privacy Technical Assistance Center, Privacy Technical Assistance Center
Ross Lemke serves as the manager for the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) with over 10 years of experience providing TA around education data. He helps state and local education agencies, schools, districts and postsecondary institutions develop an understanding of FERPA... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
440 Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am

Using Social Media to Showcase Your Classroom
Learn how social media in your classroom can showcase your students’ work, classroom, and school to the community. This session will show how social media can help students take ownership in their learning and the quality of their work. Also, learn the tips and tricks of using each social media platform to help your classroom to be successful.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Burton

Jason Burton

Business Educator, Boise Schools
Jason Burton is a passionate speaker about leadership, specializing in developing and leading teams. Jason draws from his experience of coaching and teaching along with the knowledge he gained in his master’s program in management and leadership to inspire change in individuals... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
110A Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am

Engineering Solutions Starts with STEM Students Understanding and Using Basic Tools
As students are inspired and empowered to engineer extensive STEM solutions, they will need skills to comfortably use basic home tools.
Many students lack exposure to using basic home tools and related skills, such as:
• Being able to identify and use hand tools (wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, hammers, levels, etc.) inspires students to build and innovate.
• Properly using portable drills for hole drilling and driving screws promotes understanding of construction processes.
• Using tools requires practicing standard safety procedures to protect the user from harm.
• Students must practice how to efficiently research solutions using Internet resources
In this session, we will look at a pilot curriculum concept for middle schoolers that promotes these practices, without an extensive budget. The curriculum can be tailored to meet time constraints in a class or used as an after-school program. Participants will leave the session with ideas and resources to customize a curriculum to fit the needs of their STEM students.

Speakers
avatar for Diane Grahek

Diane Grahek

Pre-engineering teacher at Lowell Scott Middle School, West Ada School District, Meridian Idaho
Dr. Grahek has taught STEM and IT subjects at the middle school, high school, and college arenas. She has previously served as a STEM and Digital Coach, and is currently teaching pre-engineering classes.


Tuesday February 5, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
110B Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am

Coach winners: The leader’s role in advancing the effective use of technology.
Administrators, instructional coaches and lead teachers have an important role in creating an effective educational environment.

Speakers
avatar for Brett Nordquist

Brett Nordquist

Faculty of Innovation, Doceō Center at Northwest Nazarene University
Brett Nordquist, M.Ed. | | Brett Nordquist is Faculty of Innovation at Northwest Nazarene University in the Doceō Center. He has a combined twenty years of educational experience in the Boise area. He started in the Weiser School District and then moved to the Westada School District... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
410B Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am

Create Idaho Adobe
Detailed overview on the successful Create Idaho Adobe Pilot, a first of its kind state wide initiative that provides teachers and students with world class curriculum, Adobe Creative Cloud licenses and industry certifications.

Speakers
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Rick Kennedy

Administrator Division 2 ISSCL, Idaho State Department of Education
Prior to serving in the Idaho State Department of Education, Mr Kennedy worked in the private sector as a Senior Intelligence Consultant to many fortune 500 clients including HP, Sprint, Microsoft, Motorola and others. | He has also served as the Executive Director and Principal... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
130 Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am

Electrify your Classroom with Wearables and Voice-Activated Devices
There are all kinds of new technologies available for use in the classroom that were not created with education in mind. This session will explore lessons, activities, and electrifying ways use to a wearable expressly created to track activity, the Fitbit, and my favorite voice-activated assistants, the Amazon Alexa devices. Areas to be discussed include privacy concerns, data literacy tie-ins, health literacy ideas, and classroom support suggestions.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Schrock

Kathy Schrock

Integration Specialists, Kathy Schrock
Kathy Schrock has been a school district Director of Technology, an instructional technology specialist, and a middle school, academic, museum, and public library librarian. She is currently an online adjunct graduate-level professor for Wilkes University (PA) and an independent educational... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
430 Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am

Driving K-12 Innovation: Technology Enablers + Strategies
Imagine a world where all students are immersed in high-quality learning experiences. Schools are equipped with the knowledge and infrastructure to nurture the skills students need to achieve their goals and adapt to new contexts. Technology can play meaningful roles in addressing major challenges like scaling and sustaining innovation, and in taking advantage of real-world trends like adopting data-driven practices. It's up to school leaders to define those roles. Explore findings from CoSN's new Driving K-12 Innovation series, designed to help school leaders and practitioners understand the evolving landscape and make informed technology decisions. This session also marks the release of the first publication in the series on Hurdles that make educcators slow down, evaluate, practice and then make the leap to better support teaching and learning. Learn how to leverage this new series to cultivate future-ready schools and districts where students are the ultimate beneficiaries.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Krueger

Keith Krueger

CEO of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)
Keith R. Krueger is CEO of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a nonprofit organization that serves as the voice of K-12 school system technology leaders in North America. CoSN’s mission is empowering educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
120C Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am

25 in 45: LMS Tips and Tricks
It's a LIGHTNING ROUND with Tim Chase: 25 better ways to leverage our Learning Management Systems. See best practices applicable to Canvas, Moodle, Blackboard, Schoology, GClassroom and more. Hybrid learning and fully virtual classrooms will both benefit, and if we--breathlessly--get our 25 tips shown in time, we'll open the mic for quick tips from the floor.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Chase

Tim Chase

eLearning Design & Instruction, Impact Virtual Learning
Tim Chase began teaching in 1997 at a teacher's institute in central China and then moved to beautiful central Oregon where he lives with his wife, Janet, and three teens. Tim is certified for secondary language arts and technology in several states and is currently director of program... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
100E Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am

Become a Google Certified Teacher
Get certified to be recognized for the work you've done growing your Google skills. Bring your mobile device and use the content in the Google training center and your own teaching experience to best prepare you for the performance-based exams. Once you feel adequately prepared, exams are available online and the educator certifications can be achieved at any time.

Speakers
avatar for Stefanie Brimacomb

Stefanie Brimacomb

Teacher and IT Coordinator, Kamiah School District
Stefanie is a CTE business digital communication teacher and Google administrator for Kamiah school district. She is a Google Certified teacher and has been using Google tools since 2013.


Tuesday February 5, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
110C Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am

Four Fun and Powerful Activities for Starting Class Strong
In your class, are students engaged right away? Are you accidentally giving messages that keep them in a low gear? We'll look at four possibilities for starting class using chat tools, images, games, and short videos. 

Speakers
avatar for Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley

Executive Director, Next Vista for Learning
Rushton Hurley has been a Japanese language teacher, a principal of an online high school, a teacher trainer, an educational technology researcher, and a school reform consultant.Rushton is the founder and executive director of Next Vista for Learning, which houses a free library... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
420A Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am

Powerful Tools for Teaching
Learn about new teaching tools that help you and your students take advantage of the creative power of apps on iPad. We will explore using Apple Classroom and Schoolwork to promote timely, effective formative assessments and guide student learning.

Speakers
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Apple

Apple


Tuesday February 5, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
410A Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am

Seven Steps to Make Learning more Accessible
Making a learning environment accessible for everyone is a must as today's classrooms are diverse and include English Language Learners and students with special needs. In fact, teachers already have technologies to help with this at their disposal. This session will help teachers recognize just how easy it is to ensure that all learning materials are accessible to everyone. These 7 simple steps could make a significant impact for the people who need accessible materials.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Rummelhart

Adam Rummelhart

Microsoft Learning Consultant, Microsoft
Adam Rummelhart is the Microsoft Learning Consultant for the Chicagoland area. He graduated from The University of Iowa in 2013 with a degree in History. He has taught across Chicago in Chicago Public Schools, a charter school and most recently summer school at Lake Forest High School... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
120A Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am

The Pen is Mightier than the Keyboard:  Benefits of Digital Inking across Windows 10
Solving math problems or chemistry equations, sketch noting, annotating text, and memorizing language vocabulary—all of these classroom tasks are best achieved through pen rather than keyboard. Learn how the benefits of digital ink combine the power of technology with the brain-based science of the power of the pen. 


Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Marshall

Jennifer Marshall

Professional Learning Specialist, NCCE
avatar for Lisa Bray

Lisa Bray

Professional Learning Specialist, NCCE


Tuesday February 5, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
120B Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am

Using Augmented Reality to Create Place-Based Learning Experiences
Augmented reality and virtual reality are becoming increasingly more popular in education circles. In the past year, there have been several different companies that are exploring how to use AR to create place-based experiences. This session will explore a new application called Metaverse. We will use this app to create a simple place-based augmented reality game you can use the same day. Come join the fun! 

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Crews

Jeff Crews

Technology Integration, Beyond the Chalk
Jeff Crews, co-founder of Beyond the Chalk, believes in the power of education and the need to continuously provide transformational learning experiences around the world to help excite, engage, and empower all learners.


Tuesday February 5, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
420B Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am

Alternative Assessment

Are you looking for alternate ways to do both formative and summative assessments? Let’s talk about authentic assessments that students learn from. Explore a multitude of digital assessment tools, such as Kahoot!, Quizlet, Quizizz, Classkick, and many more!

Speakers
avatar for Maureen Seidel

Maureen Seidel

Faculty of Innovation, Northwest Nazarene University, Doceō Center
Maureen Seidel is Faculty of Innovation at Northwest Nazarene University in the Doceō Center. She has more than 15 years of teaching experience here in the Treasure Valley and has an innovative mind for engaging students in the learning process. She has been a 1st grade and kindergarten... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
410B Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am

FERPA 201 – So you think you know FERPA
Work with Student data for a while? You got this privacy stuff down? Come join the Privacy Technical Assistance Center to delve into some advanced scenarios based on recent guidance and real cases received by PTAC. Or bring your own questions. You know how much we love saying “It Depends.”

Speakers
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Ross Lemke

Director Privacy Technical Assistance Center, Privacy Technical Assistance Center
Ross Lemke serves as the manager for the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) with over 10 years of experience providing TA around education data. He helps state and local education agencies, schools, districts and postsecondary institutions develop an understanding of FERPA... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
440 Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am

How to “Swing for the Fences” with Technology in a Locked Down Environment
Imagine needing to teach your students how to use technology as a tool and yet your students cannot access the Internet. How can a teacher provide online collaboration experiences, but are not able to use Google Documents or Microsoft 365. How do you implement Mastery when your Internet access is minimal? We “Swing for the Fences” and provide our students the tools that they need for their next adventure after K – 12 education or back in their home school. As administrators’ for the Juniper Hills High School, the accredited high school in our Juvenile Correction Centers, it is important that we provide similar technology training to our students so that they can compete with other people their same age. We will share how we are providing technology education in a locked down situation. Our students have access to laptops, but limited access to the Internet. While public schools are not in a locked down facility, some of the districts may struggle with Internet access. We would like to share how we provide a strong technology program with minimal Internet access. Our students leave our program graduating with a high school diploma, GED certificates, Microsoft Certifications, college credits, and NCCER certifications.

Speakers
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Rick Berrett

Education Program Director (Principal), Juniper Hills High School, Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections
Mr. Berrett is the Education Program Director (Principal) for Juniper Hills - St. Anthony. He is also an instructor for IDLA and has worked in the public schools in Eastern Idaho.
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John Braker

Education Program Director (Principal), Juniper Hills High School, Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections
Mr. Braker is the Education Program Director (Principal) for Juniper Hills - Lewiston. Mr. Braker has worked as a teacher in Florida in alternative schools and for correctional facilities.
avatar for Cindy Orr

Cindy Orr

Education Program Director, Education Program Manager, Education Program Manager, Education Program Manager, Education Program Manager (Superintendent/Principals), Juniper Hills High School, Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections
While each of the presenters currently work for the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections, each presenter has experience in public schools. Dr. Cindy Orr is located in Boise and has presented on the Highland School District (Craigmont) 1:1 iPad program as state and national co... Read More →
avatar for Kathleen Schatz

Kathleen Schatz

Education Program Director (Principal), Juniper Hills High School, Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections
Ms. Kathleen Schatz is the Education Program Director (Principal) for Juniper Hills - Nampa. Ms. Schatz has also been a counselor in the Caldwell School District.
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Debbie Siegel

Special Education Director, Juniper Hills High School, Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections
Ms. Siegel has been a teacher, Education Program Manager at a Juniper Hills school and is currently our Special Education Director.


Tuesday February 5, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
110C Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am

A Conversation with Students & Teachers: How To Leverage Instructional Technology to Support Mastery Education
Students and teachers within the Idaho Mastery Education Network will join in a panel discussion to reflect on the role of technology within mastery education. Join us for an interactive conversation with students and teachers as they share about digital processes that support them in the mastery education tenets of competencies, assessment, timely support, learning outcomes, and advancement upon mastery.

Speakers
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Kelly Brady

Director of Instructional Support for Student-Centered Learning, Idaho Department of Education
Kelly Brady, Director, Instructional Support for Student-Centered Learning - Idaho Department of Education | kbrady@sde.idaho.gov | | Kelly is the Director of Instructional Support for Student-Centered Learning for the Idaho Department of Education, continues to lead the Idaho... Read More →
avatar for Marita Diffenbaugh

Marita Diffenbaugh

Administrator of Instructional Support for Student-Centered Learning, Idaho Department of Education
Marita Diffenbaugh, Administrator, Instructional Support for Student-Centered Learning | mdiffenbaugh@sde.idaho.gov | | Marita Diffenbaugh serves as an administrator for the Instructional Support for Student-Centered Learning team at the Idaho Department of Education. She continues... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
110A Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am

Augment Your Class with Augmented Reality
Augmented reality, in its simplest sense, is the layering of information or objects over a mobile device's camera view of the real world. The availability of augmented reality apps to support teaching and learning has exploded in the past few years. In this session, you will learn the basics of AR, be introduced to a slew of AR apps, and have time to experiment with them!

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Schrock

Kathy Schrock

Integration Specialists, Kathy Schrock
Kathy Schrock has been a school district Director of Technology, an instructional technology specialist, and a middle school, academic, museum, and public library librarian. She is currently an online adjunct graduate-level professor for Wilkes University (PA) and an independent educational... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
430 Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am

Using Destiny Discover Collections as a Collaboration Tool
Collections by Destiny creates new, collaborative ways to share free or purchased resources - with anyone , at anytime. If you are a Destiny Library Manager user, you have access to this resource! Each Collection can include webpages, videos, documents, and much more.

With Collections, librarians can curate materials for the classroom, teachers can pair content to instruction and students can be more actively engaged in learning.

Share collections publicly, within your district/school or with only a few people. Or, keep them just for you. There is no limit to how many collections you can create in a single Destiny account.

Speakers
avatar for Pam DeMar

Pam DeMar

Technology Sales Consultant, Follett School Solutions
I have worked with districts and schools helping them choose and utilize their educational resources for the past twelve years. Working with Follett Destiny Solutions I have come to better understand the challenges districts have in finding and promoting utilizing


Tuesday February 5, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
410C Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am

Breaking the Breakout Barrier: Creating Your Own 110% Digital Breakout Experience
Breakout EDU has raised the bar when it comes to creating engaging experiences for teachers and students. These kits have generated a new energy around designing problem-based learning experiences for students. But what if your school can’t afford to buy these kits? There are many free digital resources you can use to create your own “Breakout” for your students. Come explore some of the ways you can use Google Tools, along with other digital tools, to build your own immersive experiences for your students. 

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Crews

Jeff Crews

Technology Integration, Beyond the Chalk
Jeff Crews, co-founder of Beyond the Chalk, believes in the power of education and the need to continuously provide transformational learning experiences around the world to help excite, engage, and empower all learners.


Tuesday February 5, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
420B Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am

Challenging Yourself to Become a Better Teacher
Ready to get serious about adding new things to your teacher toolkit? In this session, we'll work with simple ideas and activities to help veterans and newbies alike strengthen what they do for students. 

Speakers
avatar for Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley

Executive Director, Next Vista for Learning
Rushton Hurley has been a Japanese language teacher, a principal of an online high school, a teacher trainer, an educational technology researcher, and a school reform consultant.Rushton is the founder and executive director of Next Vista for Learning, which houses a free library... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
420A Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am

Computer Science – the future of education. Stay current with the new resources and certifications offered through the Microsoft Imagine Academy and Certiport Program.
What is beyond Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications? Microsoft Technology Associate Certifications! Come learn what resources and certifications are available to you through the Microsoft Imagine Academy and Certiport Program along with the new Microsoft Technology Associate certifications that will be released this school year.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Majors

Jason Majors

Certiport Deployment Manager, Certiport
Jason Majors is your Certiport, Deployment manager. Jason prepared students for Adobe Certified Associate and Microsoft Office Specialist certifications during his five years of leading the Digital Design Academy at Escambia High School in Pensacola, FL. While teaching, he was also... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
110B Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am

Minecraft: Placing Your First Blocks
Please install Minecraft on a PC before attending.

This training is designed to guide educators in the very beginning of their Minecraft experience. Educators will leave this hands on experience with basic knowledge of Minecraft for single-player experiences. Trainers are facilitators of this learning and are actively engaged with guiding participants in this hands on experience.


Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Marshall

Jennifer Marshall

Professional Learning Specialist, NCCE
avatar for Lisa Bray

Lisa Bray

Professional Learning Specialist, NCCE


Tuesday February 5, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
120B Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am

Tech Tools for Beginners
This 45 minute session aims to meet the needs of teachers looking to increase their technology usage in the classroom. The presentation will include tips and tricks on how to implement 10 technology tools in the classroom to start the class strong, assess student learning, and increase collaboration.

Speakers
avatar for Bobbie Price

Bobbie Price

English Language Arts Teacher & Literacy Specialist, Kuna High School
Bobbie Price is a 28 year-old English Language Arts teacher that has a master’s degree in literacy education and is a huge technology enthusiast. Her experience teaching ranges from grades 3-12 and has taken her to Beijing, China, Los Angeles, California, and now, Kuna, Idaho! In... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
120C Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am

The Pen is Mightier than the Keyboard: Benefits of Digital Inking Across Windows 10
Solving math problems or chemistry equations, sketch noting, annotating text, and memorizing language vocabulary—all of these classroom tasks are best achieved through pen rather than keyboard. Learn how the benefits of digital ink combine the power of technology with the brain-based science of the power of the pen.  

Speakers
avatar for Adam Rummelhart

Adam Rummelhart

Microsoft Learning Consultant, Microsoft
Adam Rummelhart is the Microsoft Learning Consultant for the Chicagoland area. He graduated from The University of Iowa in 2013 with a degree in History. He has taught across Chicago in Chicago Public Schools, a charter school and most recently summer school at Lake Forest High School... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
120A Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am

What’s New for Education
Discover new features in the Classroom 2.0 app for iPad that provide more ways to guide learning, share work, and manage student devices. Learn about new management features in tvOS that make it simple to configure an Apple TV for education. Hear from Apple about the latest features that can impact education. 

Speakers
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Apple

Apple


Tuesday February 5, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
410A Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm

Considering i-Ready for the Idaho Public Schools K-2 Mathematics Diagnostic Program
For years, Idaho educators have asked for tools to allow them to assess our youngest students’ math skills. During this informational session we will provide an introduction to i-Ready Math, the adaptive diagnostic chosen by the State Department. You will learn how the adaptive assessment works to expose areas where students may be struggling (across grade-levels to sub-skills), interact with the in-depth reports provided at the Student, Class, Building and District-level, and explore the free teaching strategies included with the Diagnostic tool to provide teacher-led interventions targeted to reteach and support individualized and small-group needs.

Speakers
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Vikki Lange

Educational Sales Consultant, Curriculum Associates
avatar for Craig Pritchard

Craig Pritchard

Presenter, Curriculum Associates
Craig Pritchard is the Western Regional Manager for Curriculum Associates. He has worked with Districts across the Mountain West for more than 10 years helping implement assessment, technology and blended learning programs


Tuesday February 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
110A Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm

Creating Recorded, Differentiated Lessons
Presentation Description
Wondering how to create pre-recorded, differentiated lessons to use with your students? This is the session for you! We will explore the philosophy and design of quality lessons, and take participants through a step-by-step explanation of how to create them. Participants will be shown options for recording on iPads or Chromebooks, and ways to store and organize recorded lessons. During this workshop participants will be given example ideas for Word Study, Math and STEM.

Workshop Outline and Objectives
During this workshop participants will learn how to design, create, and organize recorded lessons for students that can be used to differentiate learning for K-12 students. They will be guided through each step of the process, and given time to explore and create their own sample lessons.

Step 1: Choose Platform, Storage Site, and Student Access
Step 2: Plan the Recorded Lessons
Step 3: Recording Tips
Step 4: Organizing Lessons
Step 5: Assigning Lessons to Students

Speakers
avatar for Kim Miller

Kim Miller

2nd Grade Teacher, West Ada - Barbara Morgan STEM Academy
Kim Miller is a 2nd Grade teacher at Barbara Morgan STEM Academy in Meridian, Idaho. She has 27 years experience in integrating technology into a primary classroom. Kim is also a Discovery Educator Star, and serves on the Idaho Leadership Council for Discovery Education. She provides... Read More →
avatar for Lynnea Shafter

Lynnea Shafter

K-5 STEM Teacher, West Ada - Barbara Morgan STEM Academy
Lynnea Shafter - Lynnea Shafter is the STEM teacher at Barbara Morgan STEM Academy in Meridian, Idaho. She began her teaching career in California in 1997, and has spent the past 13 years teaching in the West Ada district in 8th grade Physical Science, and the past five years as a... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
110B Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm

Privacy Implications of Apps in the classroom
This presentation will review legal requirements and best practices surrounding the use of Education Apps in the classroom. It will showcase common items seen in Terms of Service Agreements and discuss how some of these agreements might not align with FERPA. Finally it will address how your district can develop its own policy surrounding the use of these apps in the classroom. Outcomes: -Review of legal privacy requirements. -Examination of school or district practices and potential problems. -Technical assistance on incorporating best practices.

Speakers
RL

Ross Lemke

Director Privacy Technical Assistance Center, Privacy Technical Assistance Center
Ross Lemke serves as the manager for the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) with over 10 years of experience providing TA around education data. He helps state and local education agencies, schools, districts and postsecondary institutions develop an understanding of FERPA... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
440 Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm

Twitter 101 - Now is the Time!
This session is for those who do not yet have a Twitter account. Social Media is a great way to connect with other educators, take control of your professional growth, and tell your story. Participants will learn how to use Twitter to do just that. They will create a Twitter account, learn about their digital footprint, find other educators with whom to connect, and begin connecting. In addition, they will learn how to use Twitter with intention.

Speakers
avatar for Janet Avery

Janet Avery

Director Curriculum/Instruction, PD, and Assessment, Jerome School District
Janet Avery has been an educator for 26+ years. She is currently the Jerome School District Curriculum Director and has been a Middle School Principal, Assistant Principal, and Secondary English Teacher. Janet has lived and worked in many places around the country, but Idaho has always... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
110C Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm

PowerBI - learn how to transform your data into actionable information [hands-on session]
PowerBI is becoming one of the most popular tools for manipulating data, from various sources, into actionable information. In this session, you will use the PowerBI desktop software to extract, transform, and load data to create visualizations, filters, calculated columns, and other useful report elements.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Dodds

Jeff Dodds

Data Systems Administrator, West Ada School District
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-dodds-ed-s-pmp-02693b7/
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Jason Morales

Data & AI Specialist, University Professor, Microsoft
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonaeiou/


Tuesday February 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
120C Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm

Copyright Law: We are ALL Violators!
You must not remain in the dark about what constitutes breach of Copyright, and yet you need not fearfully avoid all things print, audio, and video. The goal is not to play the safe game, nor is it about learning a 10% formula . . . it's all about being informed about Fair Use and using copyrighted materials wisely. And this session brings clarity!

Speakers
avatar for Tim Chase

Tim Chase

eLearning Design & Instruction, Impact Virtual Learning
Tim Chase began teaching in 1997 at a teacher's institute in central China and then moved to beautiful central Oregon where he lives with his wife, Janet, and three teens. Tim is certified for secondary language arts and technology in several states and is currently director of program... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
100E Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm

Altering the role of the teacher - a positive look at technology
Are you afraid that technology might make your job obsolete? Fear not! Technology can be a magnifier and we will demonstrate ways that this can happen. Participants will learn ways that their students can begin to take ownership of their learning experience.

Speakers
avatar for Maureen Seidel

Maureen Seidel

Faculty of Innovation, Northwest Nazarene University, Doceō Center
Maureen Seidel is Faculty of Innovation at Northwest Nazarene University in the Doceō Center. She has more than 15 years of teaching experience here in the Treasure Valley and has an innovative mind for engaging students in the learning process. She has been a 1st grade and kindergarten... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
410B Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm

Tech in Rural Idaho: What are the challenges? What are the solutions?
Technology in rural Idaho can often be a challenge; limited funds, limited bandwidth, limited access to devices or materials; limited building infrastructure. How can you still make sure your students meet the standards? Join us in a discussion of challenges and solutions that might work for you and your program.

Speakers
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Michelle Barnes

Intermediate Teacher, West Bonner County School District
Michelle has 17 years of teaching experience, ranging from preschool to sixth grade, including multi-grade classrooms. She is a member of her district's STEaM Club and has been awarded several tech grants from multipe organizations.
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Kari Eggert

High School Teacher, West Bonner County School District
Kari is a business, graphics and technology teacher at Priest River Lamanna High School. She also teaches as a dual credit instructor for North Idaho College. She has worked over the last 4 years developing the graphics and technology programs at the high school with little or no... Read More →
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Elanna Philipoff

Elanna Philipoff, Primary TeachernKari Eggert, High School TeachernMichelle Barnes, Intermediate Teacher, West Bonner County School District
Elanna Philipoff--Elanna has 25 years of teaching experience in grades K-3. She is the Treasurer of her district's STEaM Club and a successful technology grant recipient. | Kari Eggert--Kari is a business, graphics and technology teacher at Priest River Lamanna High School. She also... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
130 Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm

A Teacher’s Day Made Easier with OneNote
In education, it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! With OneNote, it’s as easy as ONE. One place to create all your lessons, one place to share with students and one place to create student portfolios, projects, and collaborative class creations. Discover how to create, organize and share dynamic notebooks rich with interactive content. Easily personalize the learning experience with Class Notebook, which provides each student with their own private notebook, viewable only by the teacher and individual. Use the Content Library to digitize your existing lessons, and easily communicate with the entire group using the Collaboration Space.  Keep tabs on your class and stay organized with OneNote.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Rummelhart

Adam Rummelhart

Microsoft Learning Consultant, Microsoft
Adam Rummelhart is the Microsoft Learning Consultant for the Chicagoland area. He graduated from The University of Iowa in 2013 with a degree in History. He has taught across Chicago in Chicago Public Schools, a charter school and most recently summer school at Lake Forest High School... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
120A Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm

Collaboration and Creativity with iPad 
Join us as we learn the best ways to use iPad devices and for collaboration and creativity in the classroom and at your district. We will explore using Apple Classroom, Apple Pencils, and apps such as Numbers and Keynote to provide students with the ultimate learning canvas.
 

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Apple

Apple


Tuesday February 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
410A Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm

Designing Spaces for Learning
Students spend over a million minutes during their lifetime in K-12 classrooms.  Every teacher spends a tremendous amount of time designing content to ensure that learning takes place but how much time do we spend thinking about the environment that our students are learning in? During this session we will look at the research behind learning spaces and dig into ways we can make changes in our classrooms without a lot of money  in order to make our classrooms better learning environments for students.  

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Mangum

Nancy Mangum

Associate Director of Digital Learning Programs at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
Nancy Mangum is Digital Learning Lead for the Friday Institute at NC State University. In this role she has provided extensive, customized professional development for teachers and administrators across North Carolina and frequently presents at national conferences for teachers and... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
420A Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm

Google Expeditions: Oh the places you can go!
Google Expeditions is a virtual reality (VR) platform developed by Google for use with a fold out cardboard mount for a mobile phone or with a tablet. Using the Expeditions app and you have a powerful system for viewing some amazing Google Created 360-degree imagery from around the world. If that’s not enough, you can now create your own expeditions. Come join the fun as we take a look at this powerful tool. Oh the places you can go! 

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Crews

Jeff Crews

Technology Integration, Beyond the Chalk
Jeff Crews, co-founder of Beyond the Chalk, believes in the power of education and the need to continuously provide transformational learning experiences around the world to help excite, engage, and empower all learners.


Tuesday February 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
420B Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm

STEM Action Center Grants
How to search for relevant grants
Best practices for writing grants
What are reviewers looking for
How to apply for a STEM AC grant
Reporting requirements after project completion 

Speakers
KM

Kaitlin Maguire

Idaho STEM Action Center


Tuesday February 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
430 Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm

Supporting the Classroom and Beyond with Cloud Tools (Microsoft Teams)
As we prepare students for their future, we recognize that students need to be able to use technology to communicate and collaborate with others outside of the walls of their classroom, as well as learn how to share their own STORY. Being able to have conversations and explore new ideas enables students to begin to synthesize information and open their minds to other sides of issues and experiences to build problem solving skills.  These experiences help students learn how to think critically and research new information.  This session will review how to build a system that enables students and teachers to  learn how to work in collaborative groups to communicate outside of the classroom, share files and create online meetings, and integrate applications to foster innovative thinking, student ownership, and empowerment. 

Speakers
avatar for Geri Gillepsy

Geri Gillepsy

Administrator of Digital Integration, West Ada School District
Geri Gillespy is currently the Administrator of Digital Integration in the West Ada School District. Her team supports the development, implementation, and evaluation of technology integration district-wide. West Ada is the largest district in Idaho with 54 schools, 39,000 students... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
120B Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:15pm

Book Creator
Hit it out of the park by having your students create professional looking demonstrations of their learning across multiple content areas. Book Creator will allow your students to think deeply about their subjects and pull them together in a valuable resource that can be shared with others.

Speakers
avatar for Brett Nordquist

Brett Nordquist

Faculty of Innovation, Doceō Center at Northwest Nazarene University
Brett Nordquist, M.Ed. | | Brett Nordquist is Faculty of Innovation at Northwest Nazarene University in the Doceō Center. He has a combined twenty years of educational experience in the Boise area. He started in the Weiser School District and then moved to the Westada School District... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
410C Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:15pm

Gateway to Middle School Innovation
Ultimately, this hands-on workshop is about empowering middle school students, getting out of the way as teachers, and learning transportable skills for the next generation of tech careers (ie Age of Agility). We will dive deep into Design and Modeling / Automation and Robotics. Participants will learn some basic Autodesk design approaches, learn about mechanical systems, and play with the VEX robotics platform to program real world solutions. Pre-engineering mixed with CS... Projects that are Leading the way in the state of Idaho.

Speakers
avatar for Logan LeCompte

Logan LeCompte

Director of School Engagement, Project Lead The Way
https://www.linkedin.com/in/loganlecompte/


Tuesday February 5, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
110D Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:15pm

Instructional Strategies with Technology
Learning with technology doesn’t happen just by chance. It happens when proven teaching strategies are combined with proven technology tools. Plan to leave this session with ideas and strategies you can implement immediately to engage your students for deeper learning.

Speakers
avatar for Maureen Seidel

Maureen Seidel

Faculty of Innovation, Northwest Nazarene University, Doceō Center
Maureen Seidel is Faculty of Innovation at Northwest Nazarene University in the Doceō Center. She has more than 15 years of teaching experience here in the Treasure Valley and has an innovative mind for engaging students in the learning process. She has been a 1st grade and kindergarten... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
410B Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:15pm

Your very own tech conference!
Want to host your very own local tech conference in your school district? This session will give you the tools to prepare for your local technology conference including where to get the money, the prizes, the suggested formats, suggested presenters, etc. Learn from the experiences of a small rural district (applicable for large districts too!) who does it top notch! Your one stop shop for how to do it and do it right!

Speakers
avatar for Eric Nichols

Eric Nichols

Assistant Superintendent & Director of School Improvement and Technology, Harney Education Service District (HESD)
Eric Nichols, a graduate of Boise State University has 19 years of experience in public education. He has served as a substitute teacher, classroom teacher, coach, school principal, federal programs director, grant writer, communications director, school district technology director... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
100E Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:15pm

Becoming a Chrome Power User: Extensions to Supercharge your Classroom
Google Chrome is a powerful browser that integrates seamlessly with all of the other GSuite Tools. Most teachers know only the basics of the browser. This session will open you eyes to the many features hidden “under the hood” of Chrome. We will explore the many ways you can use Chrome in your classroom to become a “Chrome Ninja.” 

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Crews

Jeff Crews

Technology Integration, Beyond the Chalk
Jeff Crews, co-founder of Beyond the Chalk, believes in the power of education and the need to continuously provide transformational learning experiences around the world to help excite, engage, and empower all learners.


Tuesday February 5, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
420B Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:15pm

Making Classroom Management fun with Classdojo!
ClassDojo is an online classroom management system that I have used in multiple grade levels and all the students that have used it absolutely love it. In a nutshell, ClassDojo is a fantastic and easy way to monitor positive and negative behaviors and have students earn points for potential rewards. One of those rewards while earning positive points that I have used in the past is being able to create and change their "monster". Each students starts out with their own Dojo monster that they can customize and there are endless styles, colors, figures, and characters to choose from. Not only can you use this system to manage individual students, but there are also features that allow you to group students and give or take away points to the whole group, or to the entire class. When you are working with the points themselves, another fantastic feature is that it tells the students exactly what they did to earn points or have those points taken away. For example, some of the positive points categories are: "On Task", "Participating", "Working Hard" and some of the negative point categories are: "Off Task", "Talking Out Of Turn", "Unprepared" and any of these categories can be edited or modified by the teacher. When I used these in elementary school, I was also able to connect the parents to our ClassDojo and it was an excellent way for them to see how their student was progressing or how they did in class that day. You can also send emails, post pictures, and add class stories to the site! Teachers have the capability to add and create as many Dojo classes as they need, which is a great feature for middle school and high school teachers. One incredible new addition that they just created this year is student mode. In this mode, students can add their own private stories that only their parents will be able to see and the teacher approves all posts. Some other excellent teacher tools within ClassDojo are: the ability to take attendance, use a class timer, randomize which students should earn points, and then there are two additional tabs called "Big Ideas" and "Toolkit". All of these features can be accessed directly from the site or the app within the app store for free! One thing I absolutely love about the "Big Ideas" tab is that you can create little mini social-emotional lessons for your students about growth mindset, perseverance, empathy, gratitude and mindfulness. These mini video lessons are put into words students can understand and are excellent ways to start the day off on a very positive note. Within the "Toolkit" tab, you can do even MORE such as: post class directions for the day, play music for the class while they work, there is a group maker for group work days, a noise meter to watch how loud the class gets, Think-Pair-Share, and a "Today" feature to greet students with an introduction message. You can still access all of these things through a computer, but for easy access and less problems, it is recommended that teachers and students use the free app. Some anticipated outcomes for this presentation would be to have teachers play around with this app, so they would need some sort of device to practice on, but cellphones work as well. I would go through all of the basics I mentioned above and if my given time slot allows, I would go into the details about the additional "Big Ideas" and the "Toolkit" features. ClassDojo has completely changed the way my classroom runs and I have been complimented many times on how well my management is. I credit that success to ClassDojo and everything it has helped me with. I would highly recommend teachers to use this and look forward to the potential opportunity to show other teachers how this amazing free app can be utilized.

Speakers
avatar for Allie Floyd

Allie Floyd

3rd Grade Teacher, West Ada School District- Spalding STEM Academy
My name is Allie Floyd and I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of the IETA Conference for my third year in a row! In 2016, I earned my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a double minor in English and Music from Idaho State University. I have taught at a variety of... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
110C Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:15pm

Moving from Apprentice to Master: Using the Right Tools for the Job
When starting the journey of integrating technology in the classroom, it is easy to become sidetracked by new digital tools or overwhelmed by the task of creating opportunities for students to move away from pen-and-paper. In this workshop, participants will use an activity systems model to examine the three layers of activity – what, how, and why – and revise an existing assignment. By reflecting on the “how,” participants will be able to select appropriate digital tools for a task, offer student choice, and promote reflective transfer.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Pixler

Kimberly Pixler

English Language Arts Teacher, Instructional Technology Coach, Nampa School District
Kimberly Pixler is a high school English Language Arts teacher for the Nampa School District. Over the past 9 years, she has worked with a wide range of secondary and post-secondary students in both brick-and-mortar and digital classrooms. Kimberly's areas of interest include service-learning... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
120C Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:15pm

One Notebook to rule them all: How OneNote Class Notebook changes the scope of learning around the world
Students can collaborate, design, construct, plan, and curate in a tool that provides the features and options to be successful—and that's OneNote Class Notebook! With a teacher-guided framework that allows for content distribution, grading, LMS integration, and quick feedback cycles, OneNote Class Notebook is changing the scope of learning in classrooms around the world.  

Speakers
avatar for Adam Rummelhart

Adam Rummelhart

Microsoft Learning Consultant, Microsoft
Adam Rummelhart is the Microsoft Learning Consultant for the Chicagoland area. He graduated from The University of Iowa in 2013 with a degree in History. He has taught across Chicago in Chicago Public Schools, a charter school and most recently summer school at Lake Forest High School... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
120A Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:15pm

Teaching with Devices 2.0: Tips and Tricks from Trenches
Beyond the initial panic of internet safety and general survival, this session will discuss classroom management and best teaching practices for teaching with devices. This session will focus on savy tips from practicing teachers that have the learned the hard fought lessons of a digital classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Gina Davis

Gina Davis

English Language Teacher: Columbia STEM Academy, Columbia High School, Nampa School District
Gina Davis has been a classroom teacher for 16 years in the Nampa School District. She has been a teacher leader in curriculum design and innovation in the district; serving both on district curriculum teams and technology teams. She has been teaching with 1:1 devices for 3 years... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
440 Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:15pm

Video and Other Media for Telling Your School's Stories of Success
Simple tools for audio, images, and video can prompt higher-order thinking with learning, serve as powerful tools for professional development, and promote a school's successes to the community. We'll work with both the how and the why! 

Speakers
avatar for Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley

Executive Director, Next Vista for Learning
Rushton Hurley has been a Japanese language teacher, a principal of an online high school, a teacher trainer, an educational technology researcher, and a school reform consultant.Rushton is the founder and executive director of Next Vista for Learning, which houses a free library... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
420A Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:15pm

Want to Build an Inclusive Classroom? Learning Tools is your Superpower
We know how important it is for educators to design authentic activities that acknowledge and accommodate for all variations of learners. Learning Tools brings advanced accessibility options for a wide range of students with proven success in reading and writing achievement. See how this and other tools bring the content to the student while removing barriers to learning. 


Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Marshall

Jennifer Marshall

Professional Learning Specialist, NCCE
avatar for Lisa Bray

Lisa Bray

Professional Learning Specialist, NCCE


Tuesday February 5, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
120B Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702
 
Wednesday, February 6
 

8:00am

Empowering students with Certiport Industry Certifications – lab preparation, reporting and certification best practices
Want to learn more about Industry Certifications and how they are delivered in the classroom? Come join Jason Majors, your Certiport Deployment Manager to learn the details. Jason will briefly share with you the benefits of the statewide program and how you can get involved and then spend most of the time sharing best practices as a technician to deploy Console 8 in your computer labs, discuss the technical requirements and permissions needed for Console 8 to run properly, and the most efficient way to maintain updates for Console 8. This session is designed to have time at the end for group discussion and share best practices.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Majors

Jason Majors

Certiport Deployment Manager, Certiport
Jason Majors is your Certiport, Deployment manager. Jason prepared students for Adobe Certified Associate and Microsoft Office Specialist certifications during his five years of leading the Digital Design Academy at Escambia High School in Pensacola, FL. While teaching, he was also... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
430 Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am

Masterypiece: Setting the Stage for Mastery Learning in your Classroom
How often do ALL your students master a concept before you move on? Often times students are left behind because teachers are obigligated to introduce a new topic due to curriculum and time restraints. What if there was a way to ensure that all your students master concepts, and that you simultaneously provide rigour and challenges for your higher level learners? What if you could do this all and still teach everything required of your curriculum? WIth mastery teaching and learning you can. Join PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Paige Somoza as she introduces technology applications, tips, and strategies that will make implementing mastery learning easy. Create your own masterypiece!

Speakers
avatar for Paige Somoza

Paige Somoza

Teacher, Boise School District and PBS Digital Innovator All-Star, Boise School District
Paige Somoza encourages student creativity and choice, and believes these are important skills that will serve students as 21st century problem solvers. As a proponent of mastery and project based learning, Paige believes that technology provides opportunities to bridge the gaps and... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
120C Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am

SEL-TECH: Developing Social Emotional Intelligence in a Digital World
As seismic shifts occur in our society due to the rapid deployment and exponential growth of technology, educational leaders increasingly grapple with the task of ensuring that students are adequately prepared for careers and their future. This session explores the intersection of the core competencies of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and technology. Participants will explore the ways in which digital tools and high leverage instructional strategies can play a crucial role in the development of social/emotional skills. Educators will examine ways to leverage the power of technologies like virtual reality, wearables and advanced analytics to increase personalization of instruction and deepen students’ cognitive engagement in learning. Join us as we explore methods for cultivating emotional intelligence in students to obtain better academic and behavioral outcomes.

Speakers
avatar for Toni Robinson

Toni Robinson

Director of Professional Learning, Discovery Education
Toni Robinson is a Director of Professional Development Partnerships for Discovery Education. She works with school districts to envision, design and implement systemic professional learning experiences that shift instruction and accelerate learning. As an educational consultant... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
100E Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am

Intro to an Effectively Blended Learning Classroom: The Foundation for H.A.C.K in Your Classroom
This session will be an overview of the key characteristics needed to begin to innovate instruction in your classroom. This session will introduce the H.A.C.K. Model of Innovative Instruction and focus on how to get your classroom started with Highly Structured activities which will help create capacity in your students and in your instruction. Participants will leave this session with the foundation for lesson plans that can be used in their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Brett Nordquist

Brett Nordquist

Faculty of Innovation, Doceō Center at Northwest Nazarene University
Brett Nordquist, M.Ed. | | Brett Nordquist is Faculty of Innovation at Northwest Nazarene University in the Doceō Center. He has a combined twenty years of educational experience in the Boise area. He started in the Weiser School District and then moved to the Westada School District... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
110D Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am

Launching Computer Science in your schools with Code.org
During this session you will be introduced to the Code.org curriculum that has taken the nation by storm! Since 2013, over 80,000 teachers have completed the Professional Learning Program and Idaho Digital Learning in partnership with Code.org is proud to be offering these trainings. With the high demand of Computer Science needs in all aspects of life, Idaho Digital Learning wants to make sure all students in Idaho are prepared for tomorrow's workforce. You will hear from our Idaho Code.org Facilitators that are currently training teachers in Computer Science for elementary, middle, and high school. You will be introduced to some of the fun and engaging activities that Code.org has available for your teachers and students. Come to this session and learn about the exciting curriculum that can be offered in your school!

Sign up for the upcoming Computer Science Fundamentals Workshop here in Boise on February 9th
Sign up for Code.org's Professional Learning for Middle and High School

Speakers
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Kathy Bennett

Declo Jr. High teacher and Computer Science Discoveries Facilitator, Cassia School District
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Jennifer Caprile

Director of Education Programs, Idaho Digital Learning
Jennifer Caprile: Jennifer Caprile joined Idaho Digital Learning in 2014 as the Instructional Coordinator. Prior to joining Idaho Digital Learning she served as the Advanced Opportunity Coordinator at the State Department of Education and as a Project Coordinator at the Department... Read More →
avatar for Chris Conant

Chris Conant

PD Specialist and Computer Science Fundamentals Facilitator, IDLA
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Lindsay Davis

Boise High School Computer Science & Mathematics teacher and Computer Science Principles Facilitator, Boise School District
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Sherawn Reberry

Director of Education Programs, Idaho Digital Learning
Dr. Sherawn Reberry is the Director of Education Programs at the Idaho Digital Learning Academy (IDLA). She is also a Board Member for the North Star Charter School, TeachID, and the Idaho Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development.
avatar for Sam Stafford

Sam Stafford

Borah High School Computer Science teacher and Computer Science Principles Facilitator, Boise School District
I'm a Boise native and a proud father of one. I've been teaching since 2010 and started in Bruneau Idaho at Rimrock Jr. Sr. High School teaching 6th grade math up to Algebra II. I have been teaching at Borah High School in Boise Idaho since 2013 and have been teaching computer science... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
110A Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am

Bring computational thinking into any classroom using Microsoft MakeCode and Hacking STEM
Pattern recognition, abstraction, algorithmic thinking, and decomposition are core thinking skills that apply to any subject. Come see how to integrate these components into any content area with Microsoft MakeCode projects and Hacking STEM lessons—low cost, hands-on activities that engage students immediately.


Speakers
avatar for Adam Rummelhart

Adam Rummelhart

Microsoft Learning Consultant, Microsoft
Adam Rummelhart is the Microsoft Learning Consultant for the Chicagoland area. He graduated from The University of Iowa in 2013 with a degree in History. He has taught across Chicago in Chicago Public Schools, a charter school and most recently summer school at Lake Forest High School... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
120A Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am

Constructivism - A Hands-on Learning Technique for the 21st Century ClassroomBreak Out! Escaping the Doldrums of Teacher-led Instruction
Race against the clock as you and your team use critical thinking skills, collaborative learning, and deductive reasoning to solve fun/complex puzzles in our educational escape room! This session will introduce you to a hands-on learning technique and its necessity in the 21st century classroom, as well as provide an authentic and purposeful application through a unique experience. You will leave feeling energized, excited, and equipped with tools and resources to take back to your classroom!
So...will you be the one to Break Out?
We will have a question and answer time that will allow participants a time to learn how to use kits across the curriculum from kindergarten to adult. We will also help with questions on how to make your own kit.

Speakers
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Julie Anderson

ELA Coach/ALP/6th grade, Lakeland School District 272
Julie Anderson has been a teacher in the Lakeland School District for 22 years and she has been in a leadership/coaching role for the last 5 of those years. Megan Ferguson is in her 12th year of teaching for Lakeland and has also held a leadership/coaching position for 5 years. Together... Read More →
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Megan Ferguson

ELA Coach/ELA high school teacher, Lakeland School District 272
Julie Anderson has been a teacher in the Lakeland School District for 22 years and she has been in a leadership/coaching role for the last 5 of those years. Megan Ferguson is in her 12th year of teaching for Lakeland and has also held a leadership/coaching position for 5 years. Together... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
110C Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am

Deepen Comprehension + Engagement with Actively Learn
The 140 is a room in the vendor hall. Enter the vendor hall and turn right. It is on the North wall.

Actively Learn is an online digital platform with content, features, and data to drive deeper learning in ELA, Social Studies, and Science - and it has a FREE account that never expires!

In this workshop session, participants will join an interactive class as students to experience some of the features and benefits of Actively Learn, such as guided annotations, questions that chunk the text, in-line discussion, and immediate feedback. Please bring your own device to work on.

We'll learn how Actively Learn supports best practices for literacy by activating, supporting, and revealing student thinking. You'll leave with an assignment you can use with your students this week!


Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Tagliaferre

Jeremy Tagliaferre

Success Manager, Actively Learn
I work with teachers and administrators to identify their goals around literacy. I lead training sessions and host webinars to connect teachers to the tools on Actively Learn that can help them improve literacy across content areas, challenge their students to think more critically... Read More →
avatar for Noam Schafer

Noam Schafer

Actively Learn
Noam joined Actively Learn in 2016. He works to help teachers develop their instructional practices in the digital space, and loves to help educators learn how Actively Learn can help the students they serve. | | Come talk to Noam about helping students read for depth.


Wednesday February 6, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
140 Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am

Fact Vs. Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in the Age of Fake News
At the end of 2016, The Oxford Dictionary named “post truth” its word of the year, citing as its definition: “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” In an age in which information is abundant, easy to access and often overwhelming AND in which there’s economic incentive to mislead consumers, discerning fact from fiction has become THE “21st Century skill.” In this session we’ll explore the fake news phenomenon, discuss its impact on our students, teachers and society, put our own source evaluation skills to the test and discover ways that all educators can lead the charge as defenders of facts in a post truth world.
 

Speakers
avatar for Darren Hudgins

Darren Hudgins

CEO, Think | Do | Thrive
Find out more about what I do here https://about.me/darren_hudgins
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Jennifer LaGarde

The Library Girl
Jennifer LaGarde is a lifelong teacher and learner, with over 20 years in public education. Her educational passions include leveraging technology to help students develop authentic reading lives and meeting the unique needs of students living in poverty. A huge fan of YA Literature... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
420B Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am

Google Apps for Education and iPad
With over 60 native apps for iPad, Google is building apps specifically for iOS to support learning on iPad. Students and teachers using Gmail, Google Docs, or Google Classroom can navigate and save work across the apps they use on a daily basis. Join us as we look at how Google Apps for Education work in both Shared and 1:1 iPad Classrooms.
 

Speakers
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Apple

Apple


Wednesday February 6, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
410A Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am

Much Better Staff and Team Meetings
Oh, the drudgery of the staff meeting! Well, it turns out these can build staff morale, create stronger collaboration, and gather the stories that can help the community better understand your school's strengths. Join in and see! 

Speakers
avatar for Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley

Executive Director, Next Vista for Learning
Rushton Hurley has been a Japanese language teacher, a principal of an online high school, a teacher trainer, an educational technology researcher, and a school reform consultant.Rushton is the founder and executive director of Next Vista for Learning, which houses a free library... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
420A Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00am

Sailing the 4C's to the Land of the Connected Classroom
Join Keynote speaker Mandy Froehlich on this voyage to discover web-based technologies that enhance your instruction with the 4Cs as well as lesson ideas for integration. Discover how to leverage creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication to create a personalized digital learning environment. Use technology and the 4 C’s in creating assessments, project-based learning, and global communication to foster student choice in their learning and enhance your innovative classroom environment. 

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Froehlich

Mandy Froehlich

Director of Innovation & Technology, Author, Keynote Speaker
Mandy Froehlich is a Director of Innovation and Technology in Wisconsin where she supports and encourages educators to create innovative change in their classrooms. Her passion lies in reinvigorating and re-engaging teachers back into their profession, as well as what is needed to... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
130 Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

12:45pm

Using Social Media in the Classroom
This course will highlight and outline various platforms of social media and how they may be used within the classroom setting as well as to grow your PLN 
Link to presentation

Speakers
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Alex Erstad

Integration Specialists, Boise Schools
http://www.teachingwithwifi.com/p/about-me.html
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Amanda Kuznia

Integration Specialists, Boise Schools


Wednesday February 6, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
110A Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

12:45pm

Increasing Classroom Participation by Using Google Products
Learn how to make get every student to participate and voice heard. This session will show how using Google Products can take any classroom discussion and transforms for it into a collaborative experience that doesn’t stop after the class period is over.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Burton

Jason Burton

Business Educator, Boise Schools
Jason Burton is a passionate speaker about leadership, specializing in developing and leading teams. Jason draws from his experience of coaching and teaching along with the knowledge he gained in his master’s program in management and leadership to inspire change in individuals... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
100E Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

12:45pm

Blended Lessons Learned
Emmett School District will share its collective learning from two years of implementing a Blended Learning model and going 1-to-1 with Chromebooks in grades 8-12 and carts in K-7 classrooms. Attendees will participate in a Blended Learning lesson and gain insight into their own technology initiatives.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Wood

Chris Wood

Blended Learning Specialist, Emmett School District
Chris Wood has been guiding Emmett School District's implementation of Blended Learning since joining the district in 2017. His prior teaching experience includes both online and traditional classroom settings.


Wednesday February 6, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
110B Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

12:45pm

Using Digital Tools to Empower Unstoppable Literacy Acceleration
Your students are like plants: to see exponential, inordinate growing potential, they need the best conditions for growth – they need rain! Can you make it rain for your students? Can you create unstoppable standards mastery and literacy achievement for all students? Can you nurture the critical workplace skills they need to be college & career ready? Yes, you can, by tapping into students’ grit and building passionate perseverance. As educators, we have the power to create a classroom culture where struggle and risk-taking is valued. We have the power to nurture a “growth mindset” – the belief that success comes from effort. And, we have the power to support all students in finding academic achievement and fluency success in reaching that 1300 lexile level, no matter the content area, assessment, or outcome expectation.
Students need comprehension strategies that allow them to own literacy standards down to a personalized pathway that empowers them to utilize grit and individualized learning as they connect efforts today with success tomorrow. All students deserve differentiated reading and writing process strategies that help them to tap into grit; strategies that allow student to thrive as they tie their learning to career goals. Join us for an interactive blended learning discussion where easy to apply content strategies that can help all students to grow & bloom will be discussed.


Speakers
avatar for Patrick Staley

Patrick Staley

Director of Customer Advocacy, Achieve3000
Patrick Staley serves as the Director of Customer Advocacy for Achieve3000. An expert in the field of online and blended learning, he has studied, published, and designed blended learning models that integrate instructional technology to accelerate student growth. Patrick is passionate... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
410C Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

12:45pm

Intel Unite and Minecraft Education Edition in the Classroom
Intel Unite is a free program that allows students to share their computer desktop wirelesly and collaborate in the classroom at a level the increases overall engagement, individual participation, and significantly impacts outcomes. 

My fifth-grade class will be there to model how we use this program and Minecraft Education Edition to significantly enhance student engagement, which ultimately leads to greater individual achievement.


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Brent Jons

5th Grade Teacher, West Ada School District
5th grade teacher who specializes in meaningful digital integration in the classroom.


Wednesday February 6, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
430 Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

12:45pm

7 Steps to Make Learning More Accessible
Making a learning environment accessible for everyone is a must as today's classrooms are diverse and include English Language Learners and students with special needs. In fact, teachers already have technologies to help with this at their disposal. This session will help teachers recognize just how easy it is to ensure that all learning materials are accessible to everyone. These 7 simple steps could make a significant impact for the people who need accessible materials.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Marshall

Jennifer Marshall

Professional Learning Specialist, NCCE
avatar for Lisa Bray

Lisa Bray

Professional Learning Specialist, NCCE


Wednesday February 6, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
120B Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

12:45pm

Create Epic Videos with Apple Clips
Create quick, meaningful videos within a single class period with Apple Clips. This hands-on session will feature how teachers and students can use features like Live Titles, filters, and shapes to explain concepts and demonstrate understanding creatively without sacrificing days and days of instructional time.
 

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Apple

Apple


Wednesday February 6, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
410A Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

12:45pm

Creating Cohesive GSuite PD with Tracks
Come and join me on a journey through ways we have created connected PD in a GSuite Track and how we have leveraged our data through BrightBytes to drive our instruction. I will also explain how we have increased capacity in teachers by creating comprehensive PD opportunities, customized to their needs, or by a broader curricular topic. By completing these comprehensive PD opportunities, we are creating teacher leaders who take their knowledge back to their schools to teach others GSuite. 

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Froehlich

Mandy Froehlich

Director of Innovation & Technology, Author, Keynote Speaker
Mandy Froehlich is a Director of Innovation and Technology in Wisconsin where she supports and encourages educators to create innovative change in their classrooms. Her passion lies in reinvigorating and re-engaging teachers back into their profession, as well as what is needed to... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
130 Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

12:45pm

Let's Get Phygital: Mixing Digital and Physical Technology for Engagement
Students can take an active role in learning a variety of technologies to blend the digital world with the physical world. Explore a variety of tools to engage students, including Microsoft MakeCode, HoloLens, Office Lens, Paint 3D, Remix 3D, Photos app, and digital inking.  

Speakers
avatar for Adam Rummelhart

Adam Rummelhart

Microsoft Learning Consultant, Microsoft
Adam Rummelhart is the Microsoft Learning Consultant for the Chicagoland area. He graduated from The University of Iowa in 2013 with a degree in History. He has taught across Chicago in Chicago Public Schools, a charter school and most recently summer school at Lake Forest High School... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
120A Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

12:45pm

Maker Math: Make Students Beg for More Math
In this session we will look at addressing math standards in K-8 using Maker skills. Making is a natural way to bring the standards to life using real world applications. Some of the skills we will address are 3D printing, sewing, circuitry, and robotics. Please bring a device (a phone, tablet, or laptop will work) so that you can Make with us! 

Speakers
avatar for Susan Woodard

Susan Woodard

Teacher, West Ada
Susan Woodard is in her 9th year of teaching. She has taught at the  kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, 5th, and middle school levels. She has a passion for Maker Education and loves to find ways to incorporate Making into everything. 


Wednesday February 6, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
440 Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

12:45pm

Out with the old, in with the new: Using Technology to Engage Today’s Students
This session will explore a variety of digital tools that engage students, create an active learning environment, and allow teachers to collect meaningful data. Teachers will enjoy learning about these fun tools to spice up your lesson plans. 

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Mangum

Nancy Mangum

Associate Director of Digital Learning Programs at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
Nancy Mangum is Digital Learning Lead for the Friday Institute at NC State University. In this role she has provided extensive, customized professional development for teachers and administrators across North Carolina and frequently presents at national conferences for teachers and... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
420A Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

12:45pm

Partnering with Local Teachers and Districts -- Graduate Educational Technology Programs at Boise State
At this session learn how Boise State and the Mountain Home School District are partnering to bring innovative practices into the classroom. We encourage everyone to attend that is interested in learning more about the graduate educational technology opportunities for Idaho teachers--and beyond. We will present an overview of a partnership between graduate faculty at Boise State and the Mountain Home School District. An overview of formal programs and opportunities to become involved in STEM and technology preparedness will be provided. There will be ample opportunities for questions--and answers!

Speakers
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Brett Shelton

Department Head and Professor of Educational Technology, Boise State University


Wednesday February 6, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
120C Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

12:45pm

Taking the Microsoft Imagine Academy and Certiport program to the next level with Master Certifications
This advanced session will cover various resources and certifications you have through this program, how to blend the resources together, and classroom structure best practices to most effectively prepare students to go beyond earning one Microsoft Office Specialist certification to achieving the Microsoft Master Level Certification.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Majors

Jason Majors

Certiport Deployment Manager, Certiport
Jason Majors is your Certiport, Deployment manager. Jason prepared students for Adobe Certified Associate and Microsoft Office Specialist certifications during his five years of leading the Digital Design Academy at Escambia High School in Pensacola, FL. While teaching, he was also... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
110C Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

12:45pm

The Kids Are Listening: Books To Help Readers (of All Ages) Cope With Tough Topics In The News
From terrorist attacks to sexual assault, the 24 hour news cycle exposes kids (and adults) to tough topics every day. In this session, we’ll talks about ways to use books as an antidote to the trauma filled information overload that has infiltrated our daily lives. And we’ll explore some of the latest titles to help readers feel safe, develop skills for navigating conflict and employ empathy in the face of increasingly divisive narratives in the news. 

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer LaGarde

Jennifer LaGarde

The Library Girl
Jennifer LaGarde is a lifelong teacher and learner, with over 20 years in public education. Her educational passions include leveraging technology to help students develop authentic reading lives and meeting the unique needs of students living in poverty. A huge fan of YA Literature... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
420B Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

12:45pm

Untitled Leadership for the Unauthorized Revolution
If you're waiting for administrator permission to initiate lasting culture change in your organization, you're going to be waiting a very long time. Revolutionaries don't wait for permission, they move ahead in a way that invites collaboration instead of confrontation, becoming leaders even without titles or authority. Join the discussion and lean ways to make your vision happen--without a title, without explicit support, and without losing your job.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Downey

Erin Downey

District Consulting Librarian, Boise School District
As the consulting librarian for the Boise School District, I coordinate resources and professional development opportunities for 66 library staff members at 45 school sites, as well as create learning opportunities for teachers using library resources, administrators wishing to get... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
410B Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:15pm

Growth over Grades, what do we do now?
Teachers, schools, districts and state level education experts agree that looking beyond proficiency to ensure the growth of every student is critical to improving learning. What tools do we have that allow us to focus on growth in addition to proficiency? Does it really matter? Join the discussion regarding proficiency, growth toward proficiency, and individual student growth.

Speakers
avatar for Sherrilynn Bair

Sherrilynn Bair

Sherrilynn Bair, Curriculum Director Sierra May, 3rd Grade Teacher, Snake River School District
Sherrilynn has been an educator for over 18 years and truly loves learning. When we know better, we do better is her motto.


Wednesday February 6, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
100E Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:15pm

Twitter 201 - Take your Connection to a Deeper Level!
This session will go into more detail about how to use Twitter with intention. Participants should already have a Twitter account, and have a general idea of how to "tweet." We will go on a learning walk and will share learning through a live Twitter chat to connect with other educators, find additional educators to connect with, learn how to connect multiple social media accounts, and discuss the importance of telling our story.

Speakers
avatar for Janet Avery

Janet Avery

Director Curriculum/Instruction, PD, and Assessment, Jerome School District
Janet Avery has been an educator for 26+ years. She is currently the Jerome School District Curriculum Director and has been a Middle School Principal, Assistant Principal, and Secondary English Teacher. Janet has lived and worked in many places around the country, but Idaho has always... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
110D Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:15pm

Advanced Coding with Junior Botball
This session is designed for those with coding experience who would like more advanced hands-on experience with Junior Botball coding. Presenters may also talk about Botball, the next step up in this robotics branch.

Speakers
avatar for Penni Aufderheide

Penni Aufderheide

Music teacher, Junior Botball coach, Jerome School District
Penni Aufderheide: Penni Aufderheide ​is a​ music educator and Robotics Coach at Summit Elementary School. She has been teaching for 24 years. She earned a AA College of Southern Idaho, BME from Idaho State University and a MS from National University. Recently, she has become... Read More →
avatar for Trisha Neudorff

Trisha Neudorff

5th grade teacher, Junior Botball coach, Jerome School District
Trisha Neudorff: Trisha Neudorff is a 5th grade teacher at Summit Elementary in Jerome. She has lived in the Magic Valley for 7 years, and has 3 children who attend Xavier Charter School; Ryan and Zach are seniors this year and Alex is a sophomore. She is active in the community... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
120C Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:15pm

Bootstrap: An Integrated Approach to Computer Science Education
Bootstrap: an overview
Bootstrap, brought to you by Brown University, is based on internationally recognized, award-winning computer-science curricula. In this session, an Idaho alternative high school teacher will explain how he's leveraged this program in his classroom to re-engage students. Participants will learn how they can incorporate the free and award-winning Bootstrap materials into many different subjects.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Thomander

Daniel Thomander

Teacher, Cassia High School, Cassia School District #151
https://www.cassiaschools.org/Domain/1354


Wednesday February 6, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
110B Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:15pm

Microsoft Teams using the collaboration space for your class or staff
Microsoft Teams is a collaborative space for staff and classes. It houses a OneNote Class Notebooks have a personal workspace for every student, a content library for their handouts, and a collaboration space for lessons and creative activities. At the end of this session learners will be able to:

Create a team

Mange your team

Create assignments in teams

Add content into the class notebook 

Create interactive assignments 

Distribute assignments 

Review student work and add feedback 

Add and remove student notebooks

Speakers
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Lora Evanouski

Information Services Coordinator, Nampa School District
Lora Evanouski is an Information Services Coordinator for the Nampa School District and instructor for Boise State University. She has 10 years teaching experience F2F and online. In her job with NSD, she teaches and trains staff and students how to use technology. Lora is an MIE... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
410C Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:15pm

Blending STEM and Digital Tools in Elementary Grades
Presentation Description
Wondering how to integrate digital tools with STEM and creativity with elementary students? This is the session for you! We will explore projects that bridge the gap between ideas and implementation. Participants will experience seven stations that demonstrate how digital tools can be used to support learning in the classroom. Come and explore resources in a hands-on session!

Workshop Outline and Objectives
During this workshop participants will be learning about different STEM projects that incorporate digital tools and encourage problem-solving and creativity from students. Each project will include resources, equipment needed, full description, and steps to implementation. Students will guide participants through each station, and explain the tools and projects. Projects include:
• Book Creator as a Digital STEM notebook - Students will be demonstrating how to combine note-taking, observations, images, video, and audio explanations to create multi-media STEM notebooks.
• Green Screening to Model Processes - Students will demonstrate how green-screening can be used to demonstrate a process, system, or concept explanation.
• Recorded Math Explanations - Students will share how they use screen casting and stop-motion to explain their Math strategies and solutions.
• Osmo – Students will demonstrate how Osmo Numbers, Tangrams and Words can be used in Math and ELA.
• Coding - Students will demonstrate the different resources we use to learn coding skills.

Participants will leave with ideas and projects that can be easily implemented into their lesson plans. A Symbaloo of STEM & Inquiry Learning resources for elementary teachers will also be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Miller

Kim Miller

2nd Grade Teacher, West Ada - Barbara Morgan STEM Academy
Kim Miller is a 2nd Grade teacher at Barbara Morgan STEM Academy in Meridian, Idaho. She has 27 years experience in integrating technology into a primary classroom. Kim is also a Discovery Educator Star, and serves on the Idaho Leadership Council for Discovery Education. She provides... Read More →
avatar for Lynnea Shafter

Lynnea Shafter

K-5 STEM Teacher, West Ada - Barbara Morgan STEM Academy
Lynnea Shafter - Lynnea Shafter is the STEM teacher at Barbara Morgan STEM Academy in Meridian, Idaho. She began her teaching career in California in 1997, and has spent the past 13 years teaching in the West Ada district in 8th grade Physical Science, and the past five years as a... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
410B Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:15pm

Protecting Student Data
This session will help outline a plan district leaders can take to institute best practices for protecting student data. Jeff Dodds from West Ada School District will lead the conversation sharing processes to data protection, some of the current challenges, and how to get district-wide and vendor support to this very important topic. We have designed this time to be a thought provoking conversation about best practices around student data and privacy that should be included in district provider partnerships around the state.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Dodds

Jeff Dodds

Data Systems Administrator, West Ada School District
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-dodds-ed-s-pmp-02693b7/
avatar for Cody Kreps

Cody Kreps

Educational Technology Manager, Nampa School District
avatar for Logan LeCompte

Logan LeCompte

Director of School Engagement, Project Lead The Way
https://www.linkedin.com/in/loganlecompte/
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David Roberts

Educational Technology Manager, Boise School District
http://www.boiseschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=508306&pageId=50627430


Wednesday February 6, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
110A Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:15pm

Craft and Learn with Minecraft
Please install Minecraft on a PC before attending.

Learn about Minecraft: Education Edition, its place in learning, and unique features suited for teaching & learning with immersive games.  Become a Minecraft player. Learn the controls, crafting, and game features necessary to gain confidence and lower anxiety about game-based learning.  Learn strategies, tips, and tricks to integrate Minecraft into your classroom. Learn what’s worked for educators successfully teaching with Minecraft, along with resources you can bring back to your own classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Marshall

Jennifer Marshall

Professional Learning Specialist, NCCE
avatar for Lisa Bray

Lisa Bray

Professional Learning Specialist, NCCE


Wednesday February 6, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
120B Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:15pm

Deepen Comprehension + Engagement with Actively Learn
The 140 is a room in the vendor hall. Enter the vendor hall and turn right. It is on the North wall.

Actively Learn is an online digital platform with content, features, and data to drive deeper learning in ELA, Social Studies, and Science - and it has a FREE account that never expires!

In this workshop session, participants will join an interactive class as students to experience some of the features and benefits of Actively Learn, such as guided annotations, questions that chunk the text, in-line discussion, and immediate feedback. Please bring your own device to work on.

We'll learn how Actively Learn supports best practices for literacy by activating, supporting, and revealing student thinking.  You'll leave with an assignment you can use with your students this week! Please bring your own laptop.


Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Tagliaferre

Jeremy Tagliaferre

Success Manager, Actively Learn
I work with teachers and administrators to identify their goals around literacy. I lead training sessions and host webinars to connect teachers to the tools on Actively Learn that can help them improve literacy across content areas, challenge their students to think more critically... Read More →
avatar for Noam Schafer

Noam Schafer

Actively Learn
Noam joined Actively Learn in 2016. He works to help teachers develop their instructional practices in the digital space, and loves to help educators learn how Actively Learn can help the students they serve. | | Come talk to Noam about helping students read for depth.


Wednesday February 6, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
140 Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:15pm

Everyone Can Code
Anyone can bring coding content and activities to their classroom with Apple’s Everyone Can Code materials. From drones to robots, loops to algorithms, and STEM to writing, learn how to embed coding into lessons across age levels and content areas. 

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Apple

Apple


Wednesday February 6, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
410A Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:15pm

Lesson PLans with Google Calendar
Using google calendar for lesson plans.

Speakers
avatar for Tate L. Swensen

Tate L. Swensen

3rd Grade Teacher, Fremont School District 215
Google level 1 educator. Help other teachers in my building implement technology in the classroom.


Wednesday February 6, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
110C Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:15pm

Lights! Camera! Action!: Using Video To Cultivate Authentic, Joyful Reading Lives!
In this session we will explore how video can be used to cultivate authentic reading communities where: student voice is amplified, reading is celebrated as a joyful pursuit, students and teachers are engaged in authentic, meaningful conversations about books and reading, and technology is viewed as a tool for growing readers, rather than a distraction from learning. 

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer LaGarde

Jennifer LaGarde

The Library Girl
Jennifer LaGarde is a lifelong teacher and learner, with over 20 years in public education. Her educational passions include leveraging technology to help students develop authentic reading lives and meeting the unique needs of students living in poverty. A huge fan of YA Literature... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
420B Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:15pm

The What and How of Personalized Learning
Do you want to personalize learning for all students but not sure how to get started? During this hands on session we will explore Personalized Learning and experience it in action.  Once you have a better understanding of this type of learning you will have time to begin to develop a plan for getting started with ideas for personalizing learning for your students.  

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Mangum

Nancy Mangum

Associate Director of Digital Learning Programs at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
Nancy Mangum is Digital Learning Lead for the Friday Institute at NC State University. In this role she has provided extensive, customized professional development for teachers and administrators across North Carolina and frequently presents at national conferences for teachers and... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
420A Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:15pm

Won't you be my Neighbor? Skype, Microsoft Teams, and Office Online build Communities Around the World
Enrich your students' learning experiences through providing ways for them to collaborate locally and globally using Skype in the Classroom projects, Microsoft Teams, Translator, and Office Online.  

Speakers
avatar for Adam Rummelhart

Adam Rummelhart

Microsoft Learning Consultant, Microsoft
Adam Rummelhart is the Microsoft Learning Consultant for the Chicagoland area. He graduated from The University of Iowa in 2013 with a degree in History. He has taught across Chicago in Chicago Public Schools, a charter school and most recently summer school at Lake Forest High School... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
120A Boise Centre West - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702
 

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