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Daily Schedule - Thursday, April 20, 2017


8:30-9:30 General Session

Title:Show up and Refuse to Leave
Description:Let's talk about joining a crowd, being connected, and staying involved. You already know that being a connected educator is powerful PD. Now let's spark a conversation about how connecting leads to change, innovation, and well-being. Experience a visit to my classroom and see engaged and empowered students. Then witness a shift to something bigger through my recent classroom based research. Whether this is your first time at a NETA conference, or you're a regular attender let's celebrate being present, being connected and then take the next step. Together, we are going to show up and refuse to leave.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Grand Ballroom (Ballrooms A-C)
Time:Thursday 4/20 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

9:30-10:15 Vendor Break


10:15-11:00 Session 1

Title:Candid Classroom Cameras, Snapshots of Teaching and Learning with the iPad in Primary Grades
Description:Let's explore how teachers and students can document learning. We will see how to boost metacognition and reflection by having students tell their own stories about learning. We will also look at examples of how assessment drives instruction. We will also explore another dimension of assessment: Pedagogical documentation. This is about watching and listening to what is happening in the classroom. How do we as teachers develop a closer ear, eye and heart for what happens in the classroom? Between the Apps for creating and the Apps for sharing there is a space where storytelling happens. It's the mess in between. That is what this session is about.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom A
Time:Thursday 4/20 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Critical Thinking and the Web
Description:Search strategies for a Google infused world. With such an abundance of information available, we need to teach effective search and validation strategies to help our students become information literate. This session will look at how learning in a network has affected the landscape of information and how we can prepare students for validating information and teach them to become savvy searchers.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom C
Time:Thursday 4/20 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Measure Reading with Reading, Not Quiz Scores!
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Digital Citizenship, Language Arts
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:http://about.myon.com/
Grade Levels:Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:Traditional methods of measuring reading rely on quizzes and end of year results. New technologies like myON enable real-time measurement to monitor reading growth and engagement as it happens, all year long! This session will share how students are engaged when they have choice and ownership over their reading and learning. myON provides unlimited access to thousands of digital books with audio to match students interests and reading levels.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 201
Time:Thursday 4/20 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Google Classroom in the Primary GradesBYOD Session
Strand:Assessment, Language Arts, Math
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten, Elementary
Description:Google Classroom is a great way to integrate technology while gaining an understanding of what your students know and need to know. It also enhances student engagement and provides authentic assessment results that are available instantly. During this presentation, teachers will learn how to effectively integrate Google Classroom into their daily lessons through a variety of examples and hands on learning.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 202
Time:Thursday 4/20 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Instructional Leader's “Bag of Tricks” to Promote Teacher Growth
Strand:Conversation, Staff Development, Web 2.0/Social Networking
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:http://mbrookslearningcoach.weebly.com/reflective-practices.html
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School, All Levels
Description:Needing some fresh ideas to help build teacher capacity? Here are some technology tools instructional coaches can use to promote teacher reflection and growth. Coaches can model 21st Century skills to foster teacher reflection to improve teaching practices. The following are some of the tools in our "bag of tricks" that a teacher and I will share and demonstrate how to utilize: Podium, Twitter, #ObserveMe, Screencastify, Google Hangout... much more!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 203
Time:Thursday 4/20 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Google is Rocking My World Again! What's New in Google!
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Google Spotlight
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:There are many new things in Google! Come learn about new features and my favorites like Google Extensions, Addons, searching, Explore, new features in sheets, commenting, form auto-grading and much much more!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 204
Time:Thursday 4/20 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Navigating the Waters of Student Privacy
Strand:Administrative/planning, Digital Citizenship, Staff Development
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Advanced
Web Site:http://district.ops.org/DEPARTMENTS/GeneralFinanceandAdministrativeServices/InformationManagementServices.aspx
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Educators have worked tirelessly to provide great educational technology opportunities for their students over the last several years. Administrators and Instructional Technology Coordinators work to support student technology use while carefully maintain COPPA and FERPA compliance. Instead of rocking the student privacy boat, join Karen Haase and Keegan Korf to learn how to gracefully navigate the waters of student privacy.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 205
Time:Thursday 4/20 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:I Learned WHAT??? Student ePortfolios Powered by Google Sites
Strand:1:1, Cross Curriculum
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Learn how Lincoln Public Schools uses ePortfolios to foster reflective learning. Piloted by LPS art teachers and implemented at Schoo Middle School, students are setting goals for growth and showcasing learning at student-led conferences. ePortfolios include all curricular areas, grades K-12. Students can upload a variety of file types such as Google docs, photos, videos, adobe files, etc. from their Chromebooks, iPads or any device that supports Google Drive.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 206
Time:Thursday 4/20 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Accelerate Learning for All Students with Accelerated Reader 360
Strand:Administrative/planning, Cross Curriculum, Language Arts
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:https://www.renaissance.com/products/practice/accelerated-reader-360/
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:Did you know that students are nearly twice as likely to be college and career ready when they practice with Accelerated Reader 360?

Come learn more about how AR360 will engage your students, help them feel empowered, build transferable skills while reading both fiction and nonfiction text. See how your teachers will obtain essential data, save time searching for content and help their students practice close reading skills.

Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 207
Time:Thursday 4/20 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:30 Pearls of Wisdom - Technology to Use in the Classroom
Strand:Assessment, Cross Curriculum, Web 2.0/Social Networking
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School
Description:Participants in this session will leave with a list of 30 tried and true technology resources for classroom use. During this session, the 30 pearls of wisdom will be introduced and briefly demoed, but more importantly connected to classroom use and lessons.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 208
Time:Thursday 4/20 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Parenting in 2017
Strand:Conversation
Type:Conversation
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:There is no doubt that parenting is nothing like what our parents had to deal with. We were all perfect angels, right!?!? In this session, the Dads in Ed hosts will guide conversations around how schools and parents can work together to raise kids in today's 24/7 society.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 209
Time:Thursday 4/20 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:What's in Your IT Toolbox?
Strand:Technical Issues
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:In this session we will share what is in our IT technician's toolbox! Some of the tools we use both daily and only need every so often to get us out of a bind or provide a quick fix in a pinch. Come with your own toolbox of tools to share as well and we will add them to the list!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 210
Time:Thursday 4/20 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Online Integrity: An Essential Work Skill
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Digital Citizenship, Web 2.0/Social Networking
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:http://pleasantonbulldogs.org
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Demonstrating trust & integrity are key skills for the work world. As we text, post, comment, email, Facebook, tweet, 'friend', or purchase, we're leaving a footprint. How can an educator emphasize digital character education? Online resources, discussion topics, and projects will be shown. Helping students develop an online reputation is a goal of this presentation. Trends in career resume development and portfolio content will be discussed.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 211
Time:Thursday 4/20 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Everyone Can Code
Description:Join us to learn about Everyone Can Code, a program designed to give everyone the power to learn, write, and teach code with Swift. You’ll hear about Swift Playgrounds, a free app for iPad for first-time coders with a complete set of Apple-designed lessons that make getting started fun and interactive, and explore the accompanying teacher guide. You’ll also learn about App Development with Swift, a curriculum for high school and college for Mac that shows students how to create apps from start to finish.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 212
Convention Center, 212
Convention Center, 212
Convention Center, 212
Time:Thursday 4/20 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday 4/20 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Robo Teach
Strand:Assistive Technology, Staff Development, Web 2.0/Social Networking
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:With there being so many devices created education, find out how you can put them to work. Using Osmo, Parot Drone, SPRK+, Spero, and more. Find out how you can use these to teach!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 213
Time:Thursday 4/20 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Level Up Your Class(craft) Game!
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Web 2.0/Social Networking
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Calling all Mages, Warriors, and Magicians! Discover ways to engage students using gamification in the classroom. Participants will see classroom-tested examples of gamification, and then dive deep into the world of Classcraft. Experience the student side: play Boss Battles, gain XP, lose Health Points, and possibly fall into Battle and be issued a consequence from the Book of Laments. Participants will leave ready to implement ideas.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 214
Time:Thursday 4/20 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Future Ready Schools®: A Framework for Transformation
Description:How can schools transform from those of the industrial era to ones that are personalized and leverage the power of technology? Schools across the nation are transforming into ones that are Future Ready, revamping such aspects as professional learning, learning spaces, community partnerships, among others. This session will inspire leaders and provide a framework and free tools to transform their schools into ones that better prepare students for their tomorrow.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 215
Time:Thursday 4/20 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Breaking New Ground with Omaha Virtual School
Strand:Administrative/planning, Distance/online Learning
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level
Description:Join this session to learn more about the first K-8 virtual school in the state of Nebraska. We will share how we started, where we are, and where we are headed, in our journey to create a student-centered, blended learning model for Omaha area students.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 216
Time:Thursday 4/20 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

11:15-12:00 Session 2

Title:Incorporating Executive Function Technology Tools & the Universal Design of Learning (UDL) Classroom
Description:Participants will learn about free and low cost technology based tools that can be used to create a UDL classroom, which supports Executive Function Skills for all students.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom A
Time:Thursday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Google Infused Classroom
Description:It's time we stop talking about technology and start focusing on how technology can improve teaching and learning in our classrooms. In this session, you will learn how to rethink the delivery model of instruction. The session will be focused around the ideas of using technology to make student thinking visible, giving every student a voice and allowing them to share their work.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom C
Time:Thursday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Proving Technology ROI to Drive Additional Funding
Strand:1:1, Digital Citizenship, Google Spotlight
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:http://www.absolute.com
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:We'll discuss fundamental ways to demonstrate positive ROI to help justify and protect 1:1 program funding. First, ensure a safe digital learning environment by instituting programs that educate users on digital citizenship best practices and protect students on and off school campus. Second, invest in technology solutions that allow you to centrally manage all your devices across all platforms, and also extract usage metrics to correlate effective utilization rates to students' academic performance.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 201
Time:Thursday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Tech TalkBYOD Session
Strand:1:1, BYOD, Cross Curriculum
Type:BYOD
Audience:Novice
Web Site:http://karlarohde.weebly.com/tech-talk-neta-2017.html
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:The one thing we can count on with technology is change. Do you feel like all this new "tech talk" has you overwhelmed? This session will help you understand new technology terms and digital teaching strategies, as well as, give you resources to incorporate them into your classroom. You will leave this workshop feeling prepared to take tech to the next level in your classroom.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 202
Time:Thursday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Gamify Your Professional Learning Now! Badge It! Win It!
Strand:Leadership, Staff Development, Web 2.0/Social Networking
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Professional learning does not have to be a chore. Do your professional learning opportunities need a boost? Are you looking for ways to increase collaboration amongst your staff? In this session you will hear about two methods to gamify your professional learning using badges and help your staff build their professional networks through Twitter all while remaining aligned to your school improvement plan.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 203
Time:Thursday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Chromebooks & Chrome Browser 101
Strand:1:1, Cross Curriculum, Google Spotlight
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education are becoming increasingly popular in K12 schools. In this session, we'll demonstrate cool features of Chromebooks and Chrome browser, and Google tools and tips that are popular and assets for classroom teaching and learning.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 204
Time:Thursday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:"With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility"
Strand:1:1, Cross Curriculum, Digital Citizenship
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:We know having a 1:1 classroom can absolutely transform student engagement, increase achievement, and create interactions that would not otherwise be possible. But it can also be hard to manage! Come fill your toolbox with specific strategies and lessons to use when utilizing technology in a 1:1 classroom including gradual release, digital citizenship, behavior management, and student choices.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 205
Time:Thursday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Classroom Instruction That Works & Chromebooks: How Do You Do Both?
Strand:1:1, Cross Curriculum, Staff Development
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Middle Level, All Levels
Description:Classroom Instruction That Works is a professional book that many schools are working through this year. Many schools are also going one to one Chromebooks. How do you combine both? Join us to learn how Schoo Middle School is doing just that with some of our favorite tools!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 206
Time:Thursday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Mimio.... Nebraska's Choice for Today's Interactive Solutions!BYOD Session
Strand:1:1, BYOD, Multimedia
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Web Site:http://www.engaging-technologies.com
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Are your old interactive boards failing and needing replaced? Afraid to update your OS because you'll now have to pay a yearly fee for the same tool you've been using for years? Come see why schools all across Nebraska have made the switch to Mimio, the new leader in interactive solutions from IWB's to Mobile solutions.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 207
Time:Thursday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:What Do You Get as a Connected Educator?
Strand:Conversation, Leadership, Staff Development
Type:Conversation
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:I want to facilitate a conversation of how educators are affected by connecting with other educators through social media outlets such as Twitter and Google Hangouts. How do you connect to other educators? What impact has it had in your environment? Is connecting others in your building important? How do you encourage others to become connected?
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 209
Time:Thursday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Creating a Robust Infrastructure
Strand:Technical Issues
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:One foundational aspect of creating Future Ready Schools relies on the ability of technology leaders to design and provide ubiquitous access for both staff and students. This collaborative session will help technology leaders network with others in a variety of areas, including; how their current infrastructure supports or hinders their district's vision for teaching and learning, refresh plans, privacy needs, home access goals, and overall design for sustainability. Come ready to discuss how your district has overcome roadblocks and connect with others to problem solve your current needs. Former Director of Technology and current Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, Thomas C. Murray, will lead this interactive session.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 210
Time:Thursday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Embracing the Social Media MayhemBYOD Session
Strand:BYOD, Digital Citizenship, Web 2.0/Social Networking
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Middle Level
Description:See how middle school teachers use Instagram to promote social skills, emotional health, relationships, and education outside the classroom. This session will cover Instagram basics as well as showcase how to use it to enhance learning. In an age where students feel more comfortable behind a screen than face-to-face, teachers can either fight against screen time or take advantage of it. These teachers meet students where they are... online.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 211
Time:Thursday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Apple in Education
Description:Come to this session and find out how the latest Apple products can support learning and teaching in your school or district. Discover what's new at Apple, meet your Apple team, ask questions, and explore the latest products, solutions, and services Apple offers for education.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 212
Convention Center, 212
Time:Thursday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday 4/21 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Title:Sharing Students' Visual Creations with Creatubbles
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Digital Citizenship, Music/Fine Arts
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:Creatubbles is a safe, social platform for kids to share their imagination and creativity with others across the globe. The Creatubbles community allows kids to share art, video, Scratch games, Minecraft creations, and other visual arts. Come engage with our student experts as they share how they have used Creatubbles, connected with other students world wide, and give tips for your own classroom integration.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 213
Time:Thursday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Men of Words: A Digital Mentorship with Historical Figures
Strand:Assessment, Language Arts, Social Studies
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:https://spark.adobe.com/#design/page/168aac70-9799-4345-a9f8-56317f394b1a
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School, Higher Education
Description:What do Shakespeare, Douglass, and Lincoln have in common? Experience how students learn about the unique link between these historical figures, how they developed a writing mentorship with them through Google Docs and Adobe Spark, and how JoeZoo can make feedback on writing manageable.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 214
Time:Thursday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Leadership is Tougher than Woodpecker Lips
Strand:Administrative/planning, Leadership
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Attendees will learn about educational leadership and some of the challenges that come with it.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 215
Time:Thursday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Using Minecraft in the Classroom
Strand:1:1
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level
Description:Learn how to leverage Minecraft Education Edition to actively engage your students in classroom content. Teachers from the Omaha Virtual School will share their lessons, activities, and ideas within the Minecraft world. Walk away from this session with an abundance of ideas and resources of how to use Minecraft in your classroom tomorrow.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 216
Time:Thursday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

12:15-1:00 Session 3

Title:Universal Design for Learning (UDL) & Executive Function Skills- A Basic Foundation
Description:Participants will learn a brief overview about the foundational concepts of UDL in the classroom environment and Executive Function Skills, and gain a greater insight on how to implement strategies for helping students to become more successful in completing their academic tasks.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom A
Time:Thursday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Implementing Tech PD Without Worry
Strand:Administrative/planning, Staff Development
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:New tips. New technologies. New learning management systems. New ideas all the time. What's next? Probably, professional development. In this session, for admins and technology coaches, learn how to implement professional development without the worry. Take aways from this session will include 1-minute tech sharing tips, to 5-minute ideas, to all day technology workshops. Be worry free and stay happy implementing Tech PD around your school.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom C
Time:Thursday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Transform Your Classroom: Engage, Motivate, and Excite Your StudentsBYOD Session
Strand:1:1
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Web Site:http://www.nearpod.com
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Use Nearpod as a pathway to personalize instruction so each student has a voice and choice. Allow for flexible pacing based on student needs, provide consistent feedback through formative assessments, live and in the moment. Drive the lesson through assessments and on the fly features. In this session, you will learn how to incorporate Nearpod in your classroom, and leave with an interactive lesson to share with students.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 201
Time:Thursday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:NETA 2017 Ignite Session 1
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Leadership
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:This session is jam packed with fun and excitement. Hold on to your seats as 6 presenters each have 5 (ish) minutes and 20 slides to talk about their passion. You may learn something new, find a passion, or connect with someone with your passion. All we know is that it will be FUN!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 202
Time:Thursday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Actively Learn Activates Reading Powers!
Strand:1:1, Cross Curriculum, Language Arts
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School
Description:Is improving reading one of your school's goals? How do you move reading beyond the English classroom? How do you move students from a textbook to online material? How do we help students be better online readers? Let us show you how to strengthen students' abilities with online tools that allow you to add custom content, ask multiple types of questions and gauge students' understanding while keeping them engaged in the learning process.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 203
Time:Thursday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:YouTube LIVE Video Streaming. Simple, Fast and FREE!
Strand:Google Spotlight, Technical Issues
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:One of the best tools for live streaming events is YouTube. We will cover how to setup YouTube channels, stream events & many other tips to get your district up and going with a product that offers unlimited storage & bandwidth. All equipment budgets will be considered. Patrons subscribe, get notifications and watch on any device. A simple & cost-effective solution your district needs to check out.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 204
Time:Thursday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Digital Music Creation
Strand:Digital Citizenship, Multimedia, Music/Fine Arts
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Come join us as we explore different computer applications, websites, and apps to create music for videos, presentations, etc. Learn about programatic music and how it can enhance your video projects. Avoid copyright infringement by you or your students by making your own music.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 205
Time:Thursday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Draw Your Own Illustrations, Clipart & AvatarsBYOD Session
Strand:BYOD, Digital Citizenship, Multimedia
Type:BYOD
Audience:Intermediate
Web Site:http://learninginhand.com/blog/draw
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Got a smartphone or tablet? Then you could be drawing your own illustrations! Using original artwork in teacher and student projects has many benefits. Tony Vincent's technique is based on tracing photos, so don't worry if you are embarrassed by your drawing skills. This session features the free Adobe Draw app for iOS and Android, and the technique can be applied when using other apps.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 206
Time:Thursday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Squeezing the Most Out of Your Bandwidth
Strand:1:1, BYOD, Technical Issues
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Some of us need every drop of bandwidth we can get, others just need to access certain content more efficiently but we can all benefit from taking a closer look at how we can make our networks run better.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 207
Time:Thursday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Make Your Language Arts Class Flipping AwesomeBYOD Session
Strand:1:1, Cross Curriculum, Web 2.0/Social Networking
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:In this session, participants will see, discuss, and experience various technology tools and sites to flip and blend their classroom. Discover ways to use technology for close reading, view activities to get students writing for an authentic audience, and experience tools that will build a classroom community of readers. Disrupt your normal classroom routine with these engaging, easy to implement tools.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 208
Time:Thursday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Engaging Students in a 1:1, Primary Classroom
Strand:1:1, BYOD, Conversation
Type:Conversation
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten, Elementary
Description:We have an endless number of educational apps to guide student learning, but limited time to answer questions like, "Which apps are most beneficial for our students?," "When will my students use this app?," and "How will my students demonstrate learning with this app?". Come join the conversation around these questions and share your knowledge with other educators.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 209
Time:Thursday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:G Suite Security
Strand:1:1, Google Spotlight, Technical Issues
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Intermediate
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Setting up a G Suite domain can be daunting. Setting it up for an educational setting can be even more confusing. Make sure you are as secure as you can be. This session will discuss best practices for security in an educational setting.
Presenter(s):
  • Presenter: Lance Lennon Eagle Grove Community School District
Location:Convention Center, 210
Time:Thursday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Get Your Parents Informed!
Strand:Digital Citizenship
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Most parents know that their kids are on Facebook (because no kid can be without it these days) and possibly
Twitter as well. But there are a host of other less well-known services and websites used by teens that are now under scrutiny. School attorney, Karen Haase, will review the social media applications that they sees students using in Nebraska currently and explore the legal issues that arise connected with each of these platforms.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 211
Time:Thursday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Creating Multi-Touch Books with iBooks Author
Description:At this session, you’ll learn how to use iBooks Author to create your own interactive books and learning materials tailored to your lesson and class level.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 212
Time:Thursday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Robotics, Programming and Coding in Elementary and Middle SchoolBYOD Session
Strand:BYOD, Cross Curriculum, Conversation
Type:BYOD
Audience:Intermediate
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level
Description:We begin coding and programming through classroom lessons and apps, and then through Dash and Dot robotics. Then, in grades 3-8, we use First Lego League to build and program another robot. I'd like to share my yearly scope/sequence of lessons, apps and the robots we use. There may be time for you to interact with one of my 11 robots on your device.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 213
Time:Thursday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:From Text to Tech: Adolescent Literacy with Apple ToolsBYOD Session
Strand:Language Arts
Type:BYOD
Audience:Intermediate
Grade Levels:Middle Level
Description:Explore research-based ELA instructional practices that have been enhanced with technology to impact student performance. Annotation techniques, reading scaffolds, and writing "think supports" all with readily available digital tools across the Apple ecosystem will be shared. With Nebraska's addition of Text-Dependent Analysis question types on NeSA, learn how to better prepare our middle years students with improved literacy skills - both for the assessment and for a lifetime.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 214
Time:Thursday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Small School Leadership in the Digital AgeBYOD Session
Strand:Administrative/planning, Leadership, Staff Development
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School, Higher Education
Description:Digital age school leadership requires a depth of knowledge and breadth of skill far greater than ever before. Come join the conversation and dialogue session on ways school leaders can connect and better serve their stakeholders while working to create learning centers built around emerging best practices.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 215
Time:Thursday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:We Can Super 3 - You Can Too!
Strand:1:1, Library Media, Science
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:A school librarian and a classroom teacher join forces to guide 1st and 2nd graders through research projects using the Super 3 research model. They incorporate blended learning strategies, differentiated instruction, goal setting, and technology! The results are out of this world!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 216
Time:Thursday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

1:15-2:00 Session 4

Title:iOS 10 in Education
Description:Find out what’s new for schools in iOS 10, which makes it even easier to get devices in the hands of your students. See how Shared iPad provides a personal learning experience for students using shared devices. Learn how the Classroom app helps teachers guide student learning and manage iPad in the classroom. See how Apple School Manager, a single destination for technology admins, can simplify and streamline deployment. And, learn about Managed Apple IDs, a new type of account designed especially for schools.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 212
Convention Center, 212
Time:Thursday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Friday 4/21 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Coding and Computational Thinking in Elementary Schools
Description:Come and learn about coding with Apple's new Swift Playground, Google's CS First Clubs, and other great tools. Then let’s add some depth to teaching coding by exploring computational thinking. Computational thinking can be a tool for teaching the curriculum and can be viewed as a way of thinking. This session will explore both perspectives of computational thinking across the curriculum with examples from kindergarten to grade 6 classrooms.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom A
Time:Thursday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:The Right Questions
Description:Empowering students to ask their own questions can be game changing in the classroom. This one shift can help our students become better thinkers and problem-solvers. In this session, you will learn a powerful technique for helping students become better questioners, metacognitive learners and more engaged in their own learning.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom C
Time:Thursday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Lenovo: Chromebooks & Laptops for Your K-12 Classroom
Strand:1:1, Assessment, BYOD
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:http://solutions.lenovo.com/k-12-education/
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Lenovo™ is the world's #1 provider of educational technology. Come see the new line of Lenovo Rugged Chromebooks, Laptops, Workstations, Desktops and more! Lenovo™ understands the challenges school districts face in transforming education with new models of teaching, learning, and collaborating while managing cost, efficiency, and security. Our education products and services empower K-12 IT leaders, to lead digital districts with turn-key education-built solutions that start with secure infrastructure, deliver rugged and reliable student devices, and provide comprehensive training on the latest classroom management and educational tools. Lenovo has partnered with Computer Hardware as there preferred education sales and service provider in Nebraska. With service locations in Kearney, Hastings, Grand Island and Lincoln.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 201
Time:Thursday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:NETA 2017 Ignite Session 2
Strand:Cross Curriculum
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:This session is jam packed with fun and excitement. Hold on to your seats as 6 presenters each have 5 (ish) minutes and 20 slides to talk about their passion. You may learn something new, find a passion, or connect with someone with your passion. All we know is that it will be FUN!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 202
Time:Thursday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Spark Some Student Creativity by Smashing these FREE Adobe Apps
Strand:Cross Curriculum
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:http://wp.lps.org/ldickes/
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:These free apps from Adobe--available for laptops, chromebooks, and mobile devices--are amazingly cool and simple to use separately. Spark Post helps you create graphics, sized appropriately, for any social media site! Spark Page turns words and images into Web stories, and Spark Video creates animated videos from voice, photos, icons and soundtracks. Use them separately or smash them together to tell great stories!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 203
Time:Thursday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Choose Your Own Adventure - Using Google Forms
Strand:Google Spotlight, Language Arts
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Intermediate
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:This session will show you how to use Google Forms to create and choose your own adventure story.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 204
Time:Thursday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Seesaw for Foreign LanguagesBYOD Session
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Conversation, Leadership
Type:BYOD
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:High School
Description:This session will include ideas for on-line portfolio creation with Seesaw with an emphasis on the Foreign Language classroom.
Presenter(s):
  • Presenter: Amy Himes Papillion La Vista High School
Location:Convention Center, 205
Time:Thursday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Say No to Boring Tech PD!BYOD Session
Strand:Administrative/planning, Staff Development
Type:BYOD
Audience:Intermediate
Web Site:https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1uhr52hH5INQYy4PCGj0lZ3iSMQPjHN-FMr8jYINY_co/edit?usp=sharing
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:At Southern Valley, we started using a format at our in-services in which teachers get to choose from a variety of technology mini-sessions. Giving teachers a choice on which sessions to attend, along with getting feedback from the last in-service to help us plan for our next one has created an atmosphere in which teachers look forward to technology professional development.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 206
Time:Thursday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Cyber Security and IT Common Sense
Strand:Conversation, Digital Citizenship, Technical Issues
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:In this day of hacking, theft, ransomware, and malicious apps; there are a few simple steps to protect yourself. We will discuss the minimum requirements to protect yourself and provide for a sustainable and secure environment. We will also take a closer look at the larger trends of ransomware such as cryptolocker.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 207
Time:Thursday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Jedi Data Tricks: Information Submits to YOUR will with Filemaker Pro
Strand:Administrative/planning, Technical Issues
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Novice
Web Site:http://www.pdlindgren.us/
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:We get rows and rows of data exported from Google Sheets, from our student information systems, and from a multitude of other sources--and it's never arranged QUITE the way we want. This session will demonstrate how data imported into Filemaker Pro can be manipulated using basic calculations, scripts, sorting, matching relationships, and layouts. This IS the data you are looking for (hand waves).
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 208
Time:Thursday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Being #FutureReady Now!
Strand:Conversation, Leadership, Library Media
Type:Conversation
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Are you #FutureReady? What role do librarians play in the #FutureReady movement? What impact will the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) have on your role as a teacher librarian? How can Teacher Librarians leverage technology and information literacy skills to support these transitions? Join in the conversation to learn more about how fellow librarians are integrating the #FutureReady and ESSA movements into their library practices!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 209
Time:Thursday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:We Survived the ACT Online
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Leadership, Technical Issues
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:High School
Description:We gave the online ACT to all of our Juniors last year and plan to do the same this year. We tested all students at the same time in one session. We will talk about the timeline, hardware devices, network settings, staff training and much more. Hear from the Tech Director, System Admin & Curriculum Director.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 210
Time:Thursday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:The Story Behind Waverly Senior Hunter Radenslaben and @Athlete Nation
Strand:Digital Citizenship
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:As a senior at Waverly High School, Hunter is the voice behind the successful Twitter account, and now sports apparel company, Athlete Nation. Not long after the passing of his mother, Hunter acquired a passion for sharing inspirational and uplifting messages through the use of social media. Today, his account has grown to be a powerful platform that's collected over 70,000 followers; including NFL talents Johnny Manziel, Alfonso Smith, Kenny Bell, along side many other professional athletes.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 211
Time:Thursday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Creating Global Connections and Communities for All ClassroomsBYOD Session
Strand:BYOD, Cross Curriculum
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:We will explore platforms that allow you to give students authentic interactions with individuals, groups, organizations, and places from around the world. We will also delve into cultural competencies, strategies, and STEAM goals that inspire critical thinking, collaboration, and global citizenship via first-hand experiences. Ultimately, we will develop an action plan to meet individual and district needs that fosters understanding on a local, state, national, and international scale.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 213
Time:Thursday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Hands on GIS (Geographic Information Systems)BYOD Session
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Science, Social Studies
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Web Site:http://needgis.maps.arcgis.com/home/index.html
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School, Higher Education
Description:Participants at this session will be guided through lessons and activities using GIS. Participants will also be shown how any school can get a free K-12 GIS site license from ESRI - the largest producer of GIS software in the world.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 214
Time:Thursday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:It's a Good Time to be a Tiger (or Bulldog)
Strand:Administrative/planning, Leadership, Staff Development
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Learn how we foster engagement of all key school community stakeholders of students, staff, parents & volunteers. Through provision and promotion of a weekly intervention based on the tenants of MissionMonday.com a pronounced impact can be made on school climate. We don't wait to catch our students being good. We consistently give them a plan to display the kind of citizenship we desire.
Presenter(s):
  • Presenter: Sam Stecher East Butler Public Schools
  • Co-Presenter: Mark Johnson Bryant Elementary- Kearney Public Schools
Location:Convention Center, 215
Time:Thursday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Making Stories into MoviesBYOD Session
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Language Arts, Video Editing
Type:BYOD
Audience:Intermediate
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level
Description:During this session, we will explore digital tools that allow students to plan, collaborate, and share their stories with a wider audience. We will demonstrate how elementary students can use Google Story Builder, Google Slides, Screencastify, Shadow Puppet EDU, and WeVideo with Green Screen to publish and share their work. We will show how to share finished products with others privately and publicly. These tools can all be implemented and used with your curriculum.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 216
Time:Thursday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00-2:45 Vendor Break


2:45-3:30 Session 5

Title:Teaching Above the Line
Description:Ultimately, the greatest impact of technology on the learning process occurs when teachers and students modify and redefine teaching and learning. In this session, you’ll dive into the SAMR framework and discuss how to engage students with meaningful learning experiences. Exemplar work from Apple Distinguished Educators and Apple Distinguished Schools and Programs will be shared. You’ll leave with a better vocabulary and understanding for talking about technology integration with faculty, students, and the school community.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 212
Convention Center, 212
Time:Thursday 4/20 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Friday 4/21 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Create and Capture Learning with iMovie on the iPad
Description:Learn how to use iMovie to have students capture evidence of their learning across all subject areas. This will be a hands on session inspired by student samples from a grade 3 classroom that can easily be applied in grades 3-8. Come and learn the key features of iMovie that make for great video as well as some easy yet effective videography tips and tricks. Other related apps will be showcased including: iMotion, GarageBand, DoINk, Explain Everything.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom A
Time:Thursday 4/20 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Title:Deep Dive into the Right Questions
Description:Did you attend The Right Questions session and want to learn more? This session will dive deeper into some of the ideas that were presented in the first session.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom C
Time:Thursday 4/20 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Title:Soundtrap: Creating Consonance and Harmony in Your ClassroomBYOD Session
Strand:BYOD, Cross Curriculum, Music/Fine Arts
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Web Site:http://wwww.soundtrap.com/edu
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Soundtrap is an easy-to-use online audio recording studio that amplifies student creation and collaboration. This platform, originally created by musicians for musicians, has embraced the limitless possibilities of classroom use, to reach all learners across multiple grade and subject areas in academic and creative ways to maximize project based learning. You don’t want to miss this electric, high energy hands-on session!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 201
Time:Thursday 4/20 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Title:The Powers of Seesaw in the Classroom
Strand:1:1, Cross Curriculum
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten, Elementary, All Levels
Description:In this session you will learn how easy it is for you and your students to utilize Seesaw to create portfolios for students and to communicate with parents. We will be looking at the teacher view, student view, and parent view of Seesaw. We will also talk about using Seesaw to enhance your parent teacher conferences.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 202
Time:Thursday 4/20 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Title:Support Teachers with a Stool, not a Pogo Stick!
Strand:Administrative/planning, Leadership, Staff Development
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:Learn how technology is utilized by an instructional coach and administrator to support new elementary teachers. Google Forms/Docs, videotaping, and Google Hangouts are all incorporated for goal-setting, feedback, reflection and embedded coaching. Also, hear from a new teacher the impact this has made on their teaching practices.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 203
Time:Thursday 4/20 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Title:G Suite for the Entire School
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Google Spotlight, Staff Development
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Many classrooms benefit from using G Suite and now it's time to spread the love! This session will share ideas on how each portion of the district, from the elementary school to the central office, can use G Suite to become more efficient and effective in their work. We will provide lesson ideas for each subject, as well as dispel some myths that keep people from Going Google!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 204
Time:Thursday 4/20 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Title:Digital Tools in the CTE ClassroomBYOD Session
Strand:1:1, BYOD
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School
Description:Wrench, Hammer, Screwdriver, & Saw: tools that you might find in an Industrial Arts or Agriculture classroom. Wizer, ChatterPix, EDpuzzle, & Seesaw: digital tools that you will find in this session, along with many others. Learn how to utilize 1:1 devices in any classroom through stories of success & failure. After some time in the sandbox, you'll have yet another digital tool to take home & put to work in your classroom!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 205
Time:Thursday 4/20 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Title:Breaking the Rows! Engaging Students Through Dynamic Seating
Strand:Administrative/planning, Cross Curriculum
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:http://www.mrbalcom.com/neta17
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Sometimes rows are needed. But often we need to get the sage off the stage! This session will teach you how to enhance creation and collaboration by designing a fluid seating system. Great for managing Genius Hour and Project Based Learning. Practical hands-on demonstrations will have your moving those students with ease and without moving any desks yourselves!
Presenter(s):
  • Presenter: Nate Balcom Starr Elementary School Grand Island Public School
Location:Convention Center, 206
Time:Thursday 4/20 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Title:A Teacher's Day Made Easier with OneNote and OneNote Class Notebooks
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Distance/online Learning, Staff Development
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:In education, it's as easy as 1, 2, 3! With OneNote it’s as easy as ONE. One place to create all of 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. Then, easily personalize the learning experience with Class Notebooks
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 207
Time:Thursday 4/20 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Title:Ways for Students to Demonstrate Learning Using MultimediaBYOD Session
Strand:Assessment, Language Arts, Multimedia
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level
Description:Standards today call for students to be empowered learners, innovative designers, creative communicators, and global collaborators (ISTE, 2016). Yet some student assignments become more online substitutions for worksheets than transformational demonstrations of learning (SAMR, Puentedura, 2008). This sectional will demonstrate tools students can use across the curriculum as they create multimedia to demonstrate their learning. Using online presentations, infographics, posters, and screencasts students can use technology to enhance assignments.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 208
Time:Thursday 4/20 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Title:The One Where We Share Ideas, Have Awesome Conversation & Leave Happy
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Conversation, Digital Citizenship
Type:Conversation
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:The conversation of this session will focus on using technology to promote thoughtful engagement, documentation of learning and student-centered communication.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 209
Time:Thursday 4/20 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Title:Take a Technology Mentor Wherever You Go!
Strand:Administrative/planning, Staff Development, Technical Issues
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Wouldn't it be nice if you had a technology mentor with you all the time? PLCS schools has created one that can be pushed out to users and updated easily. The mentor is broken down into categories and has answers to questions that get asked all the time. This has allowed users to help themselves when a help desk is unavailable.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 210
Time:Thursday 4/20 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Title:Connecting Families: Engaging and Guiding Parents in a Digital Age
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Digital Citizenship
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Intermediate
Web Site:https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/connecting-families
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Kids today are online and connected, but many parents are unaware of - or lack understanding about - what their kids are doing online. Connecting Families from Common Sense Education is designed to support parents and educators to bring these important conversations to schools. Learn how you can engage parents at your school and in your community through partnerships with local non-profit organizations to help kids be good digital citizens.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 211
Time:Thursday 4/20 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Title:How My 8th Graders Made a Movie (And Funded Our Makerspace)
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Multimedia, Video Editing
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School
Description:Some exciting, useful methods for teaching video production with your classes, including some powerful, free software. In fact, our class leveraged these techniques to make a 45 minute film, and screened it for our community as a makerspace fundraiser! Learn videography, editing, sound production, and the mistakes and fun we had along the way!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 213
Time:Thursday 4/20 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Title:Extend Your Classroom with Our National ParksBYOD Session
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Distance/online Learning, Social Studies
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Web Site:http://www.nps.gov/home
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Bring Homestead National Monument of America to your classroom! Exciting hands-on learning activities await school and community groups at Homestead. These activities are based upon Homestead's curriculum guide; the themes of the park fit into the school curriculum standards of Nebraska and Kansas. Homestead also provides Distance Learning opportunities. The National Park Service promotes excellence in educational experiences at all NPS sites. Come learn what Homestead has to offer!
Presenter(s):
  • Presenter: Ramon Mangual National Park Service-Homestead National Monument
Location:Convention Center, 214
Time:Thursday 4/20 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Title:Chrome Extensions for AdministratorsBYOD Session
Strand:Administrative/planning, Google Spotlight, Leadership
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Check out several Chrome extensions that will boost your productivity as an administrator. Learn how screencast easily, communicate more effectively, and make your workflow in a GAFE environment seamless without ever leaving your chrome browser.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 215
Time:Thursday 4/20 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Title:Apps and Games for Students to Enjoy Mathematics
Strand:Math
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Intermediate
Web Site:http://nmpdsagenda.wikispaces.com/Apps
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level
Description:Games and apps can be used to engage students in a learning environment that is fun and motivating. Once introduced, centers can be created using these resources to differentiate learning for a wide range of students. I will share ideas for centers and my favorite recently discovered apps and games for grades 2-8.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 216
Time:Thursday 4/20 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Title:GAFE Admins Podcast Live Show
Description:Join the @GAFEAdm1ns as they do a live show of their podcast from #NETA17! All of their podcasts discuss different topics related to being an administrator in a GAFE environment.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Social Butterfly Lounge
Time:Thursday 4/20 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

3:45-4:30 Session 6

Title:Everyone Can Code
Description:Join us to learn about Everyone Can Code, a program designed to give everyone the power to learn, write, and teach code with Swift. You’ll hear about Swift Playgrounds, a free app for iPad for first-time coders with a complete set of Apple-designed lessons that make getting started fun and interactive, and explore the accompanying teacher guide. You’ll also learn about App Development with Swift, a curriculum for high school and college for Mac that shows students how to create apps from start to finish.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 212
Convention Center, 212
Convention Center, 212
Convention Center, 212
Time:Thursday 4/20 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday 4/20 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Friday 4/21 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday 4/21 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Navigating the Correct Course & Executive Function Skills
Description:Students are often labeled as unmotivated or lacking Executive Function Skills. Participants will gain a greater comprehension for identifying where the students "go off course" and how to be proactive in helping all students to become more independent in successfully reaching their "destination" of academic task competition.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom A
Time:Thursday 4/20 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Title:Digital Portfolios: Redefine Assessment with G Suite of Tools
Description:Digital portfolios are an important part of every classroom. In this session, learn how to create the right digital portfolio system that can be used to help make student thinking visible.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom C
Time:Thursday 4/20 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Title:K-12 Classroom Technology Forum
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:CCS is excited to provide an opportunity to hear a panel of K-12 educational technology experts that will bring a unique perspective to current audio video needs and the direction of the classroom technology landscape.
Presenter(s):
  • Presenter: Ed Pullen CCS Presentation Systems
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 201
Time:Thursday 4/20 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Title:Digital Breakouts - Will You Escape?BYOD Session
Strand:Google Spotlight
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Web Site:http://www.breakoutedu.com/digital
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School, Higher Education
Description:Breakout EDU creates ultra-engaging learning games for people of all ages. Games (Breakouts) teach teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, and troubleshooting by presenting participants with challenges that ignite their natural drive to problem-solve. Now do so...digitally! Want to make your own? Let's come together to share tips, and clues!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 202
Time:Thursday 4/20 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Title:Master PDF Editing and Interactions for Effective Curriculum Resources
Strand:Cross Curriculum
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:http://wp.lps.org/ldickes/
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Since PDFs are cross-platform and readable on any device, delivering curriculum content with PDFs is easier than ever. In Acrobat Pro DC, experience all types of PDF editing. Learn tips and tricks--including how to add signatures, manage pages, insert video, do audio comments, used scanned documents, and create forms.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 203
Time:Thursday 4/20 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Title:Go There with Google
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Google Spotlight, Social Studies
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:https://sites.google.com/a/geringschools.net/beth-s-presentations/neta-17
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Everyone knows about Google Search, but did you know Google has a variety of tools that will allow you to take your students to exciting places around the world? Whether you teach kindergarten or high school seniors, the tools I will share during this session will pique the interest of your students and get them excited about learning! What are you waiting for? Let's go!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, Ballroom 204
Time:Thursday 4/20 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Title:Badges - Not Just for Scouts Anymore. Gamifying Your Tech PD.
Strand:1:1, Staff Development
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:You have how many badges? Who is on the leaderboard now? Who knows how to get the Flubarooster badge? These are just a few of the questions heard down the halls of Springfield Platteview Community Schools this year. Come see how SPCS implemented “Season 1” of its Technology Knowledge Challenge and hear testimony from teachers and administrators on how this challenge has motivated and changed the technology PD environment of our schools.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 205
Time:Thursday 4/20 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Title:Establish, Grow, and Improve a Computer Science Club
Strand:Computer Science, Leadership
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School
Description:Learn from an established computer science program how to create, or enrich a computer science club. What works to motivate and empower new students in computing. Resources to help both instructors and students will be shared.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 206
Time:Thursday 4/20 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Title:LEGO EV3 Robotics for the ClassroomBYOD Session
Strand:Computer Science, Library Media, Science
Type:BYOD
Audience:Intermediate
Web Site:http://www.legoeducation.us
Grade Levels:Middle Level
Description:EV3 is a proven way to expose students to an application of STEM concepts. This session will allow you to learn how LEGO Education MINDSTORMS can get your students excited as they model real-life mechanisms and solve real-world challenges, all while building the critical-thinking and creative problem-solving skills. MINDSTORMS will keep your students engaged while teaching them to apply STEM concepts in a relevant way.

*If attending the EV3 Robotics session, you MUST BYOD and have these system requirements on your device-https://education.lego.com/en-us/support/mindstorms-ev3/software-requirements

**Please have the software loaded before the workshop- this is mandatory!

***Go to www.legoeducation.us/downloads. Click on EV3 and select the device you will be downloading on.

Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 207
Time:Thursday 4/20 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Title:A 21st Century Learner-Centered Approach to Higher Education
Strand:Distance/online Learning, Multimedia, Staff Development
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KeBmFZ7kKV7tvH2AgasYbYLjIHf6Zm9LXYxeFjG3ZOM/edit?usp=sharing
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School, Higher Education
Description:Knowledge is obsolete. This presentation demonstrates the power of student engagement through digitally-based learning. Presenters will define and describe the components of a learner-centered, textbook-free, and inquiry-based course based on a backwards design curriculum map to develop a 21st Century learning model. Research evidence for the effectiveness of this learning model will be provided. This learning model may serve as a template for your K-12 classroom!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 208
Time:Thursday 4/20 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Title:Technology Integration Specialist Group Meeting
Type:Conversation
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Are you responsible for technology integration in your district? Join the NETA sponsored Technology Integration Specialist Group to discuss issues related to best practices in teaching with technology.
Location:Convention Center, 209
Time:Thursday 4/20 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Title:Tech Coordinator Meeting
Description:The agenda for the meeting will focus on technology coordinator duties that are largely platform independent. Typically the group addresses issues where technology is the object rather than the subject of the discussion.

This group is NOT open to vendor's. It is a vendor-neutral group, vendors are not allowed to attend meetings.

Location:Convention Center, 210
Time:Thursday 4/20 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Title:Reid's Story...
Strand:Digital Citizenship
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Mark & Joni Adler will discuss with attendees the journey during which their son Reid shared with them that he had suicidal thoughts to just over one month's time when on January 7, 2016, Reid took his own life changing the lives of many forever. Reid was the victim of intimidation and cyber bullying, a situation his parents knew nothing about until after his passing. Mark & Joni will challenge students to stand up for each other and not allow any type of bullying or inappropriate treatment between students. The final focus will be on using courage and leadership as tools in spreading Hope and Kindness to everyone we encounter an approach Reid lived and exemplified daily!
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 211
Time:Thursday 4/20 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Title:Seesaw - The Online Learning JournalBYOD Session
Strand:1:1, BYOD, Distance/online Learning
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Web Site:http://www.mrbalcom.com/neta17
Grade Levels:Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle Level
Description:As an official Seesaw Ambassador I will teach participants how to engage students using the Seesaw platform. Topics covered will be: blogging; commenting; sharing pictures and videos; effective feedback; exit slips; and much more. If you have students and devices, you won't want to miss this session! Will include tips for beginners and differentiation for advanced Seesaw users. Interactive demo included.
Presenter(s):
  • Presenter: Nate Balcom Starr Elementary School Grand Island Public School
Location:Convention Center, 213
Time:Thursday 4/20 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Title:What are Nebraska Teachers Doing with GIS in Their Classrooms?BYOD Session
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Social Studies
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Web Site:http://needgis.maps.arcgis.com/home/index.html
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School, Higher Education
Description:Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are an Information Age tool. The session will illustrate what Nebraska Teachers are doing with GIS as well as explain how schools can get a free GIS site license.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 214
Time:Thursday 4/20 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Title:Principals and Superintendents...Be a Tech Leader!
Strand:Administrative/planning, Leadership, Staff Development
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:This session will discuss the importance of technology leadership in the school. It is critical to model it's use and it needs the support of the instructional leadership. Corey Dahl, Superintendent, will discuss how he uses technology as well as sharing some struggles and successes.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 215
Time:Thursday 4/20 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Title:Instructional Coaching: Personalized Professional Development for Effective Technology Integration
Strand:Administrative/planning, Leadership, Staff Development
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:In this session, participants will learn about the implementation of instructional technology coaches in elementary schools in Lincoln Public Schools. With a strong focus on quality instruction and collaboration, coaches have been able to work with teachers across the city to meet instructional goals and implement new teaching practices while effectively integrating technology in classrooms. Participants will leave with strategies and resources to take back to their schools to help them with taking this next step in professional learning.
Presenter(s):
Location:Convention Center, 216
Time:Thursday 4/20 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM



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