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Daily Schedule - Friday, April 20, 2018


8:15 a.m.-9:30 a.m. General Session


9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Vendor Break


10:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Session 1

Title:Hacking Leadership
Type:Featured
Description:Water is amazing and seemingly always finds a way. It has the ability to form, replenish our system, power equipment, and can wipe out entire cities. Leaders have the same properties. Some end up conforming to their environment as water would with a cup or bowl. Some have the power to wipe out entire populations and others lift the level of the land. The best leaders take little openings and create space for those they lead. They find the smallest cracks of opportunity and create a path that was not there before. They shape the land. They find a way. Hacking leadership is about finding innovative solutions to issues that have plagued the system for years, and implementing them tomorrow. The focus is on practical application. We all know the problems exist, but knowledge of problems does not make our daily life in schools easier. Utilizing the tools in Hacking Leadership will allow you and your team to find the openings and create space for those you lead. Space to learn. Space to teach. Space to thrive.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom A
Time:Friday 4/20 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:iOS Magic: iPad and iPhone Tricks Revealed
Type:Featured
Description:Step right up to see impressive iPad and iPhone tips and tricks! Witness stunts like annotating photos without an app, compelling Siri to flip a coin, conjuring up keywords on a page, hearing highlighted text, making clutter on web pages vanish, closing all Safari tabs in the blink of an eye…the magic at your fingertips is astounding. So many secrets will be unleashed–you’ll be transformed into an iOS whiz!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom C
Time:Friday 4/20 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Infinite Learning Opportunities Intersecting Purpose & CreativityBYOD Session
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Web Site:https://www.brainpop.com/
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:Curriculum based and engaging interactives for students are what every teacher is looking for. Come learn how BrainPop can share content in bite size pieces and assess student learning in a variety of creative ways. A 2nd grade educator and district technology trainer will share K-6 classroom experiences including the MyBrainpop platform. This hands-on session will also include the NEW free Digital Citizenship resources available for all educators from Brainpop.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 201
Time:Friday 4/20 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Assessing with Insta: Using Instagram Stories to Demonstrate LearningBYOD Session
Strand:BYOD, Digital Citizenship, Multimedia
Type:BYOD
Audience:Novice
Web Site:https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1XvtsE_WezF06Ydy4jtDuLwZVow7HvxhF8mQz_btGO68/edit?usp=sharing
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School
Description:Show students how to demonstrate their learning through creating Instagram stories that they can post on their own personal accounts or on a classroom account. Students can learn to use social media in a fun, constructive and educational way, while exhibiting their knowledge of your content area.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 202
Time:Friday 4/20 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Seesaw: Empowering Students in the ClassroomBYOD Session
Strand:Assessment, BYOD, Web 2.0/Social Networking
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Web Site:https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vRjnfC3-2oNHNtHevus7XrQJ5FHAt4ZKFJQfvLNjtCKFLcZ54XWj1PLvSry5r7cl5c2AH_yhX8zSijX/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000
Grade Levels:Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:Learn how to use Seesaw to revolutionize the school-family connection, get your students excited to "show what they know", and provide authentic assessment for teachers. This app is easy, fun, and exciting to use. Come see the many options you have to utilize Seesaw in your classroom!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 203
Time:Friday 4/20 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Hipster Slides - Stuff You Probs Didn't Know You Could do with SlidesBYOD Session
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Google Spotlight
Type:BYOD
Audience:Intermediate
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Lesson Plan Book? Flashcards? Bookmarks? Activity Templates? Let's go beyond the basics, Google Slides is not just a presentation tool. Come to the session to learn about some tips, tricks, and ideas for how to make slides work for you! See examples, brainstorm, and have time to play and explore!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 204
Time:Friday 4/20 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Don't Shy Away from Greatness
Strand:Leadership, Staff Development
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:http://Here is a summary of this session from a blog at the NAESP Conference https://www.naesp.org/blog/don-t-shy-away-greatness
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Don't Shy Away from Greatness will lead participants through a step by step process of taking your school/district's mission and vision to brand your school(s) and directly impact student learning. Effective branding can positively influence teacher behaviors, change mindsets, and create positive perception from the entire school community.
Presenter(s):
  • Presenter: Nick Proud Garner Elementary / Iowa City Community Schools
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 205
Time:Friday 4/20 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Assistive Technology Theater
Strand:Assistive Technology, Conversation
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:This area is designated for the Nebraska Educational Assistive Technology group to display various types of AT tools and devices. This group will offer short mini sessions based on specific AT tools, AT services, and awareness of resources regarding AT.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 206
Time:Friday 4/20 10:15 AM - 3:00 PM

Title:Cybersecurity - Improved Security and Reducing Complexity
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:This session will focus on how schools/districts can improve security without breaking the bank.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 207
Time:Friday 4/20 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Adding to Your Tech Toolkit
Strand:1:1, Cross Curriculum, Google Spotlight
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:http://mrskkmitchell.com
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level
Description:There are so many tools out there that teachers want to implement in their classrooms. This presentation will give you a quick idea of some fun ways to get technology up and running in your classroom. From G-suite to Seesaw, GoPro to Instagram, this session will be a sure way to get some quick ideas that you can take back to your classroom tomorrow.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 208
Time:Friday 4/20 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Framing the Future: Making the Future Ready Frameworks Work for You
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Conversation, Leadership
Type:Conversation
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Heard of the Future Ready movement and wondering what it’s all about? Or perhaps you’ve signed the Future Ready pledge and are wondering what’s next. Join us for a little learning and lots of idea exchanging as we dig deeper into the tenets of the Future Ready frameworks and how they can work for you!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 209
Time:Friday 4/20 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:G Suite Security
Strand: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:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 210
Time:Friday 4/20 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:"AWE" Snap! (Apps-Websites-Extensions)
Strand:1:1
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:It'll be fast and furious! Come join us as we battle it out for the title of "Supreme App Provider." Tim and Craig will each take a turn sharing an app, website or extension that can be easily integrated into any classroom.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 211
Time:Friday 4/20 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Fuel Your Passion for Learning with Apple Teacher
Type:Demonstration
Description:Apple Teacher, a free professional learning program from Apple, helps educators unlock the power of iPad, Mac, and Apple apps in your classroom. You’ll learn new skills and discover new ways to inspire your students. In this session, attendees will explore the Apple Teacher Starter Guides and the Apple Teacher Learning Center where educators can earn badges and track your learning journey.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 212
CenturyLink Center Omaha, 212
Time:Thursday 4/19 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Friday 4/20 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:New CS Curriculum for Middle School from Code.org
Strand:Computer Science
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:https://www.symbaloo.com/mix/coding810
Grade Levels:Middle Level
Description:Come learn how we've implemented CS Discoveries this school year! Targeted at grades 7-9, CS Discoveries is a free year long course aimed to provide students with a fun and accessible introduction to a wide range of Computer Science topics. Students can build their own websites, program animations and games, design socially relevant apps, and get hands on with physical computing, all while learning fundamental computer science concepts.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 213
Time:Friday 4/20 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:1000 Chromebooks - No Problem
Strand:1:1, Administrative/planning, BYOD
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:High School
Description:Do big numbers scare you? Don't let large numbers of Chromebooks intimidate you. We rollout hundreds of devices each year and manage over a 1000 with very little help. Learn what tools you can use to make your rollout affordable, efficient and your management a breeze.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 214
Time:Friday 4/20 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:The One with all the STEM
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Computer Science, Science
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level
Description:Envision a world where all students are learners, creators, and doers... discover innovative ways to incorporate STEM activities to engage students, foster creativity, and promote investigation. Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and tools to integrate technology will be provided. Let’s shift the focus in the classroom from teacher-centered to student-centered!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 215
Time:Friday 4/20 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Future Ready Challenge: Curating Digital Resources
Type:Featured
Description:In the past we had libraries and textbooks. Now we have personal devices, wi-fi and Open Educational Resources. How will students, teachers, and educational leaders select, evaluate, organize and leverage digital tools in the classroom? Explore the who, why, and how of curation with a focus on identifying critical questions for you to develop a curation strategy in your school or district.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 216
Time:Friday 4/20 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Session 2

Title:Lead From Where You Are
Type:Featured
Description:Leaders are everywhere, and often are not in defined leadership roles. Everyone in the school community has the ability to lead. In this fast paced engaging session participants will take on the role of talent scout for their classrooms, schools, and communities and we amplify the incredible work that often goes unnoticed around us.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom A
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:1:1 in the Primary Classroom...Let's Create!
Strand:BYOD, Cross Curriculum, Language Arts
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten, Elementary
Description:During this session we will be focusing on some of the ways we are utilizing our 1:1 devices (iPads) with our kindergarten students. We will be focusing specifically on apps, websites, & tips for younger learners.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:5 Exit Ticket Tools for Elementary Classrooms
Strand:1:1, Assessment, Cross Curriculum
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Intermediate
Grade Levels:Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle Level
Description:Exit tickets are a powerful method for getting student feedback and checking for learning! Students will answer follow-up questions and create meaningful ways to demonstrate their level of understanding. Here are 5 easy tech tools that you can use tomorrow!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:5+ Ways to Gamify the Elementary ELA Classroom
Strand:Assessment, Assistive Technology, Language Arts
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:Are you looking for ways to increase student involvement and motivation in the areas of reading and language arts? Experience tools to transform your elementary ELA instruction into a game environment by using a variety of technology resources. Engage students in the areas of reading and writing as they explore gamification.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Blended Co-Teaching
Strand:Assistive Technology, Conversation, Math
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:We are three elementary teachers that enjoy co-teaching with technology. We use our iPads to differentiate levels of instruction for our students. We enjoy learning about new apps and ways of making teaching fun and exciting for students. We will be sharing the different apps and how we organize our classrooms.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Can You Catch Them All?
Strand:Language Arts
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:What do you get when you mix Pokemon, Seesaw, and those important ELA topics? You get Pokemon trainers in the making! Get ready-to-use informative resources and projects (battles) for your student players to complete so that they may capture the Pokemon of the Week!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Communication with Parents Made Easy
Strand:Conversation
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:Parent communication can be tricky, but with Bloomz it makes it easy. Keeping parents informed about what is going on in the classroom can happen at one click of a button. They can see pictures, sign up to volunteer, and view reminders at their convenience. Bloomz can be a key to effective communication between parents and teachers.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Creating Computational Thinkers
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Computer Science
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level
Description:In this poster session we will share resources for fostering Computational Thinking in Elementary classrooms. ISTE defined Computational Thinking as: Students develop and employ strategies for understanding and solving problems in ways that leverage the power of technological methods to develop and test solutions. But what does that mean for Elementary classrooms? Come find out!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Developmentally Appropriate Tech for Littles
Strand:1:1, Language Arts, Math
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten
Description:Developmentally Appropriate Practices can include technology. I will show how I use Kahoot, Seesaw, Nearpod, and Google Classroom with my kindergartners to empower them to be independent, teach others, and make their learning visible. Using lots of movement and activity in our classroom, as well as technology, learning groups, and free play, we cover all areas of development for our littlest learners!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Dipped in Tech Tools
Strand:Assessment, Language Arts, Math
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Intermediate
Grade Levels:Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten, Elementary
Description:What will work with Primary Students? Try these ideas, tools, and websites. Demonstrations on Google slides, apps, and other tactile technologies will be available for you to check out and play with to see if they will work with your classroom.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Dr. Nosub or: How I Learned to Effectively Use My LMS
Strand:1:1, Administrative/planning, Distance/online Learning
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School, Higher Education
Description:Provides examples of how to use an LMS to improve communication in the classroom or as a sponsor/coach. Additional information on how to create a self-paced course and ways to use an LMS to lower the need of hiring substitutes.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:GoNoodle
Strand:Language Arts, Leadership, Math
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten, Elementary
Description:The joys of GoNoodle in the classroom. Using brain breaks to help students focus.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Group Tweet for Classroom PLNs on Twitter
Strand:1:1, Digital Citizenship, Web 2.0/Social Networking
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Intermediate
Web Site:https://grouptweet.com/instructions/wizard
Grade Levels:High School
Description:Want to create your own classroom Professional Learning Network for your students? Try Group Tweet as a tool to give students an online, academic-based, social-media presence. Reinforce positive digital citizenship skills while promoting content resources to students.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:How to be Internet Awesome
Strand:Digital Citizenship
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level
Description:In this poster session we will share resources for fostering Digital Citizens in Elementary or Middle School classrooms. ISTE standards encourage students to rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living in a digital world and act and model in safe, legal and ethical ways. Come find out about a variety of resources and activities to help you confidently prepare your students for the digital world we live in!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:ISTE Innovative Designer
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Web 2.0/Social Networking
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Intermediate
Web Site:https://sites.google.com/a/esu5.org/technology-integration/web-2-0-tools
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:In this poster session we will share resources for Innovative Design. ISTE defined Innovative Designers as: fostering how students will use a variety of technologies within a design process to solve problems by creating new, useful, or imaginative solutions in K-12 classrooms. But what does that mean for K-12 classrooms? Come find out!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Prezi in the 1st Grade
Strand:BYOD, Math
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:I have found success with using Prezi Presentations in the practicum classroom I have been assigned to. I have incorporated Science into my presentation for Math. I used Space to engage and space themes throughout. Prezi has given me this ability and I want to share my success with others.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:QR Codes as a Positive Behavior Support
Strand:Leadership, Multimedia, Staff Development
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Intermediate
Grade Levels:Elementary, All Levels
Description:Session will show how to create student featured videos. Student leadership is cultivated in the creation process of videos that reinforce and teach common expectations. Participants will learn how the following technology is applicable: Wevideo, Imovie, MyVRSpot, QR Codes.
Presenter(s):
  • Presenter: Philip Maynard Brownell/Lincoln Public Schools
  • Co-Presenter: Jill Haas Campbell Elementary/Lincoln Public Schools
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Razzle Dazzle Me!
Strand:Language Arts, Math
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:Razzle up engagement in your classroom. My students use Seesaw to complete assignments and share with parents. I will give you ideas to use in your classroom for students to dazzle you and up the retention and excitement about learning.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Seesaw - The "What did You Do in School Today?" App!
Strand:Assessment, Cross Curriculum, Conversation
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten, Elementary
Description:What?! Your students are going home telling their parents that they did "NOTHING" at school today! Let Seesaw SHOW your parents otherwise! Student-Parent-Teacher communications, Assessments made easy, Videos of students performing, App Smashing, and a new feature to assign ACTIVITIES to your students! Super EASY, USER friendly, for Novice to Expert, and the skies the limit for creation and collaboration! We're here to introduce you and/or provide new ideas!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Some call it BlendEd, Some call it Flipped ... We call it Learning!
Strand:Language Arts
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:Are you tired of paperwork, endless amounts of copies, and time consuming preparation for literacy activities in your intermediate classroom? Would you like to make your stations more effective and engaging? We will share some easy to use resources that will enhance your students’ literacy development. Support your students’ needs through self-paced, differentiated programs.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Teaching Curriculum in the 21st Century Through Video Creation
Strand:Assessment, Cross Curriculum, Multimedia
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Providing teachers with a new understanding of IOS applications available to enhance the current curriculum through the use of video creation. We will equip teachers with resources to develop videos where students can use their creativity and content knowledge to show proficiency of the district and state’s educational standards. This innovative approach uses the redefinition of the SAM-R model to bump learning to a whole new level for students.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Tech Ideas for a 1-1 Reading Classroom
Strand:1:1, Digital Citizenship, Language Arts
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:During this session you will learn new ideas and ways to engage your students, and involve parents into the Reading curriculum using technology. A few of the apps that will be shared are Seesaw, Book Creator, Google Slides and Notability. We will share easy to use ideas and student examples. Take home ready to use ideas in your classroom!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Technology Integration into Elementary Classrooms
Strand:Assistive Technology, Cross Curriculum, Multimedia
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:Showcase an undergraduate course with pre-service teachers for technology integration with TPACK model and Maker Design to enhance teaching and learning. Considering theories of learning and education, the course aims to develop an understanding of the roles technology plays in professional and pedagogical spheres of learning, teaching and education. It means to cultivate growth, reflection, collaboration, thinking and risk-taking via projects.
Presenter(s):
  • Presenter: Shuling Yang university of Nebraska Lincoln
  • Co-Presenter: Aiqing Yu University of Nebraska Lincoln
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Tiny Morsels
Strand:Language Arts, Math
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Web Site:http://morton.mpsomaha.org/principal-s-greeting
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:Stop by this poster session for some ‘tiny morsels’ you can take back to your classroom to enhance instruction and easily implement to boost student engagement. There will be a variety of free and low-cost websites and apps to see and learn more about…you’ll find a tidbit you can’t live without! With a focus on reading and math, there will be something for everyone!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Ups and Downs with Seesaw
Strand:Cross Curriculum
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:Come visit with us about our first year of implementing Seesaw in the second grade and fourth grade classrooms. Learn about Seesaw's newest feature to create and share activities to engage student learning. Find out the ups and downs of our journey with this online learning portfolio for kids.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Walk, Crawl, Swim and Fly: Coding in the Classroom
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Computer Science, Math
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level
Description:This session will present innovative and creative ways to integrate coding into the elementary classroom using robotic devices such as the Sphero, Drones, and Autobots.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:ITEMIZE IT! - Building up Your Toolbox with Items and Power ups for Your Gamified Classroom
Type:Featured
Description:At one time we all had dreams of having superpowers, the ability to bend the rules, and a way to personalize an experience. Itemize session will help you add powerups and items to your game that will help your students create a personalized experience that will unlock engagement and student potential. Come join in the fun of itemizing your gamified classroom. You will learn tips to creating your own, gain plenty of ideas, and leave ready to discover your gamified class that awaiting you.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom C
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Securing Your Network Simply
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School, Higher Education
Description:Ruckus Cloudpath Enrollment System (ES) software is a security and policy management platform that enables IT to easily and definitively secure the network, secure users and secure wired and wireless devices. Cloudpath software consolidates and simplifies the deployment of multiple services that are typically disparate and complex to manage: Certificate Management, Policy Management and Device Enablement.
This includes:
Cloud-managed deployment option
Multi-tenancy
User-based licensing
Pre-boarding
automate Chromebook onboarding
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 201
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Keep on Keepin' On with Google Keep
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Google Spotlight, Web 2.0/Social Networking
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Attention all sticky note addicts....you know who you are. Get in here and learn how you can keep things together using Google Keep.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 202
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:We are NUTS about CANVA!BYOD Session
Strand:BYOD, Conversation, Library Media
Type:BYOD
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Come learn how easy it is to create with Canva! Canva is a web based graphic design tool and is also available in the app store. Come join us as we show you how easy it is to create professional looking graphics for your classroom, Media Center or school!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 203
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Add-ons and Extensions that Rock My World!!
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:https://goo.gl/ByVbks
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Google docs and spreadsheets have many add ons you don’t even know you should look for! Come and see what you are missing. Chrome extensions are my BFF, so many ways to automate you! Have struggling readers? There is an extension for that too!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 204
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Enhancing Expeditions
Strand:Cross Curriculum
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Intermediate
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:Google Expeditions has provided opportunities for students to travel around the world and beyond. But, are you ready for something different? This session will explore three innovative ways to use Expeditions to provide a completely different experience that leads to deeper learning.
Presenter(s):
  • Presenter: Chase Piper Council Bluffs Community School District
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 205
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:MTSS/RTI: Data Fueled Solutions
Strand:Administrative/planning, Assessment, Digital Citizenship
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:https://www.renaissance.com/solutions/response-to-intervention/
Grade Levels:Elementary, All Levels
Description:Are you current on the latest insights in Response to Intervention, a major component of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support? Attend this session and discover the newest research and tools teachers can use to guide successful outcomes with data/key reports from Renaissance Star Assessments®.
•Respond faster to students' instructional needs.
•Avoid common RTI mistakes that actually stunt growth.
•Discover more efficient ways to act upon data.
•Explore essential connections between MTSS and personalization.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 207
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:A Look into the Crystal Ball
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:What does the future hold in educational technology. Don't you wish you had a crystal ball to tell you where to invest your resources. Sterling will provide experts in Cloud Computing, Virtualization, Security and General Topics to discuss the future of technology in education. Bring your questions and get ready to think about the future.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 208
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Welcome to the Launchpad: Inspiring Innovative Teaching and Learning
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Conversation, Web 2.0/Social Networking
Type:Conversation
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:Looking for inspiration? A new idea? A platform to share an AHA moment? Join us in a lively discussion centered around innovative teaching and learning strategies to launch your classroom to the next level. Topics and questions will be built together, letting the conversation grow organically. Come share ideas, make connections, and learn together. Great for first timers at NETA and those looking to grow your PLN!
Presenter(s):
  • Presenter: Jenna Reeh Elkhorn Valley View Middle School
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 209
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Chromebooks and State Testing
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Go through Google Admin Management console and NSCAS (app - aka MAPS) manual for the State testing. This is so you can use chromebooks during testing. We will discuss best practices and also touch on the MAPS testing not associated with State testing but still uses the same application. Possible talk about ACT testing on chromebooks.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 210
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Game not Glitch
Strand:Staff Development
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:How one school got past the pause in the tech development program through proven gaming hacks: leveling, recognition, reward. Come find out how the Technology Assistance Team gamified technology PD at Papillion-La Vista High School. We’ll share how we started, what our staff thought, and how it went.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 211
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Raising the Bar for Learning with Technology
Type:Demonstration
Description:How do we help our students learn today and prepare them for a rapidly changing world? A driving force behind this change is technology. It affects the way we communicate, the way we work, the way we live day-to-day. It also empowers every individual -and every learner- to create amazing things and make a difference in the world. But first, we need to raise the bar for what’s expected, and what’s possible, for learning with technology.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 212
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Robots, Robots, Everywhere
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Computer Science
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:Students love to learn through play. In this session, participants will learn how robots help students learn computational thinking and problem solving all while having a high level of enjoyment and engagement. I will demonstrate lessons using Dash and Dot, Bee-Bots, Robot Mouse and Ozobots. I am an Ozobot Certified Educator and will give lots of practical ways to connect curriculum while using Ozobots.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 213
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Building an Innovative Culture of Teaching and Learning
Strand:1:1
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Come learn about Bellevue Public Schools' unique, innovative iPad Academy model that is transforming teaching and learning. This presentation will showcase our innovative elementary and secondary teachers and students. In addition, learn about the secret sauce that makes our 1:1 model scalable and successful. You have questions, we have answers. Join us!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 214
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Bring Computer Science to Your Middle/High School!
Strand:Computer Science, Multimedia, Web 2.0/Social Networking
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School
Description:Come hear tips and tricks for bringing Computer Science to your middle/high school! We'll discuss many resources, ideas, and share experiences of my first year as a Computer Science teacher. We'll cover topics from course materials, online resources, to starting up a Computer Science club!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 215
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:A Year in the Life of a Library Makerspace
Strand:Conversation, Library Media
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:How do you organize a Makerspace at a middle school? Come to this presentation to learn how I planned, organized, and implemented the Makerspace movement at Ralston Middle School. I will share also the changes that I will make for the next school year.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 216
Time:Friday 4/20 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

11:15 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Poster/Playground Sessions


12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Session 3

Title:An Emoji Education
Type:Featured
Description:Get schooled on emojis! Emojis aren’t just cute cartoons you can type. They are now a part of the fabric of modern society. Let’s explore the history of emojis, what they mean, and how they affect communication. You should know that emojis are not confined to smartphones and tablets; their charm can be put into action on mobile devices and computers. Tony Vincent is ready to demonstrate how emojis can inspire learning and creativity. He is somewhat obsessed with emojis and has dozens of clever ideas that any teacher can use. His innovative suggestions include illustrating ideas, offering feedback, reinforcing vocabulary, presenting math problems, kickstarting the writing process, and assessing learning.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom A
Time:Friday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:BOING - Building Online Innovation - GATE
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Distance/online Learning, Math
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:BOING is a blended learning initiative that provides enrichment for high-ability learners in fourth and fifth grades at five elementary schools. Students use online tools such as OneNote and Kahn Academy to complete assigned tasks. Instruction and collaboration is achieved with weekly Skype sessions. Two scheduled field trips provide face-to-face opportunities for specialized instruction, community building and the development of other 21st Century skills.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Coding in All Schools
Strand:Computer Science, Staff Development
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Web Site:https://code.org/
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Coding is a crucial part of the future ready students. UNL TechEDGE has become a partner with code.org to deliver Computer Science Education programming to all interested schools. In this session we will share sample materials, overview, and ways you can connect with UNL TechEDGE to apply for participation in CODE.ORG training. We welcome teachers and school Administrators
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Dash and Dot Wonder League
Strand:Computer Science, Library Media
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Web Site:https://sites.google.com/a/gips.org/dodge-media-center/robotics
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:I will show how an after school coding club with Dash and Dot robots can be facilitated. I will share our results from placing first place in Nebraska in the Wonder League and our entries for 2018. I will share ideas for after school coding club using Dash and Dot robots, Sphero, ozbots and Google CS.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Educating Students Using Drones
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Computer Science, Multimedia
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Advanced
Grade Levels:High School
Description:Drones are a great tool for enhancing the educational process in the classroom. They can be integrated for use in any subject area. Agriculture classes can use drones to study land. Architecture classes can use them to view roof structures. Media classes can use them to obtain amazing footage and produce documentaries. See how Ogallala High School has used their drones in the classroom.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Fostering Creative Communicators in All Grade Level Classrooms
Strand:Cross Curriculum
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:In this poster session we will share resources for fostering Creative Communication all grade level classrooms. ISTE defined Creative Communicators as: students communicating clearly and expressing themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats, and digital media appropriate to their goals. But what does that mean for all grade level classrooms? Come find out!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Gizmos, Tynker, and Coding, Oh My! Coding Clubs in Lower Elementary
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Computer Science, Multimedia
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten, Elementary
Description:Coding in Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd? Absolutely! Learn how Crete Elementary (K-2) started an after school coding club for students from the ground up. See the curriculum, tech tools, and resources used for a successful coding club.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Google CS First
Strand:Computer Science
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level
Description:Are you ready to provide an opportunity to your students to learn about fun, themed activities in Scratch? This curriculum provides ages 9-14, with a variety of backgrounds and interests to develop their coding abilities while having fun! Whether you have 10 minutes at the end of class, or want to develop an after-school program, Google CS First is ready to assist any educator share coding with future innovators.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Kids Teaching Kids
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Computer Science, Industrial Technology
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:One of the best ways to pique student interest in something is to show them older students enjoying it. Using prefab robots (Dot/Dash, Sphero, & Codeybot) we challenged Freshmen Information Technology students to teach younger students about coding. The result? The Freshmen experienced the feeling of mentoring and the younger students left with an appreciation for coding and robotics that will hopefully continue growth with them.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Learning Machine Learning and the Sphero Edu App
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Computer Science, Math
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School
Description:We now have neural networks that are designing better neural networks. Your students can learn about machine learning and neural networks through a Sphero Edu based lesson that will be shared during this session.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Our Maker Movement: Ready, Set, Integrate!
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Library Media, Multimedia
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:MakerSpace inspires students to make, produce, solve, create, and collaborate. It is a way for us to uncover the students' talents, needs and interests. Come see how to integrate MakerSpace into the curriculum. We will share with you the cost, ideas, organization, and incorporation of MakerSpace into our libraries. Participants will have a hands on experience with our MakerSpace items and receive resources to take home.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Plasma Cutter Technology - A Cross Curricular Entrepreneurship Program
Strand:Business, Cross Curriculum, Industrial Technology
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:High School
Description:This session will explain how High Plains Community Schools has taken our Plasma Cutter Technology program and started a metal sign making business that integrates Graphic Design, Accounting, Marketing, Welding, and Industrial Technology students into one working business. The use of technology across each curricular area has enabled our sign making business to impact the education and career pathways of the students in our high school.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Roboteach
Strand:Assistive Technology, Cross Curriculum, Language Arts
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:With there being so many devices created for education, find out how you can put them to work. Using Osmo, Parot Drone, SPRK+, Sphero, Stikbots, Ozobot and more! We will share our ideas of how we use these in our Language Arts classrooms, as well as other classrooms who have benefited from using technology along with their curriculum! We will give you time to play and ask questions!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Robot Exploration and Construction Using Ozobot bits
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Computer Science
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Middle Level
Description:Experience creation of a robot firsthand! Support students with applying creativity and innovation while building a robot and opening the doors of computer science, STEM education, robotics and coding. Ozobot bits are simple, intuitive, programmable and versatile. Program a robot with OzoCodes by drawing lines and color segments.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:STEAMing Up Science
Strand:Math, Music/Fine Arts, Science
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:Nebraska's new science standards are all about authentic, engaging learning. In this hands-on session you investigate how to STEAM Up your science class using Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Student Makers: Fixing the FitBit
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Computer Science
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Intermediate
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School
Description:We will be presenting a curriculum unit we have devised that lead students through the computational thinking process of improving activity trackers. We will be including activities that center on user-based research, coding, 3D printing, and circuitry. We will be showcasing student work along with detailed lesson plans for your perusal.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:The Power of VR in the Classroom
Strand:Assistive Technology, Cross Curriculum, Multimedia
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Intermediate
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School, Higher Education
Description:Ever thought about Virtual Reality in the classroom? We have some information about how the tech can be used, how to set it up, and the future. We have had the technology in several classrooms and have some insight into the new technology.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Using Swivl in a School Setting
Strand:1:1, Cross Curriculum, Staff Development
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:After receiving a grant from NETA to purchase Swivl units, our school has found many uses in many different settings to enhance learning. Come and see a demonstration and see the quality of the video and audio. We will share with you how we use them and would welcome any input you have in how you use them.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Virtual Reality Applications for the Classroom
Strand:BYOD, Computer Science, Multimedia
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:I will showcase a variety of different Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality applications. Some free and some paid that can help take your classroom to the next level. They will not only engage your students but get them excited about learning. You will be able to try these apps in class. Bring your Own Device to try.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:VR in the Classroom
Strand:Science, Social Studies
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Intermediate
Grade Levels:Middle Level
Description:Using VR in the classroom can immerse students in places that allow them to experience something instead of being told. Learn how to use VR and 360 video in your classroom. Warning: This does require VR viewers and smartphones.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Wild World of Coding
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Computer Science, Science
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Intermediate
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level
Description:This presentation will provide teachers with knowledge and resources to help students meet the Nebraska Career Readiness Standards. Teachers will have an understanding of how to use coding to improve student’s problem solving skills. Teachers will leave equipped with resources to assist students in the areas of problem solving, through creativity and hands on interactions.
Presenter(s):
  • Presenter: Stephanie Toelle Bellevue Public Schools - Fairview Elementary
  • Co-Presenter: Terrie Brown Bellevue Public Schools - Fairview Elementary
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:World Full of Tech - 5th Grade Tips/Tricks for Class Awesomeness
Strand:Cross Curriculum
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:Sometimes as educators we do lots of "little things" with technology that end up making the classroom experience out of this world! Specific tools, sites, and ideas will be shared. Come to learn about some of my favorite things to do with 5th graders - and also hear feedback from them!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Mini Games: Unlocking the Potential of Play
Type:Featured
Description:Together we will explore how to build engagement through creative play in low-tech to no-tech classrooms as well as in digitally rich environments. Mini games give units and lessons the extra pop and sizzle that drives home your content and builds collaboration. So lets roll up our sleeves, and apply a creative twist to our old standby for review days and class challenges.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom C
Time:Friday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Using Actionable Data in the ClassroomBYOD Session
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle Level, High School, Higher Education, All Levels
Description:We will take a look at actionable data to help guide classroom instruction. Having the right resources available and at your finger tips supports teacher success and student achievement in reading and math.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 201
Time:Friday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Jump on the Future Ready Ferris Wheel
Strand:Conversation, Leadership, Library Media
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Novice
Web Site:http://tangledlibrarian.blogspot.com/
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Are you Ready for a Wild Ride and a View from the Top? Jump on the Future Ready Ferris Wheel and Learn/Share Technology Resources to Support the Future Ready Framework in the Learning Environment. Attendees will Leave the Session with a Working Knowledge of each Future Ready Component along with an Aligning Tech Tool to Bring Along for the Ride!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 202
Time:Friday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:The Voice is Mightier than the Pen: Audio feedback for Student WritingBYOD Session
Strand:Assessment, Distance/online Learning, Language Arts
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School, Higher Education
Description:Put away the red pen and get comfortable. Audio feedback is a high-impact, effective tool for providing formative assessment throughout the writing process. Recorded comments can be delivered much more efficiently than written ones, and allow instructors to convey depth as well as a positive, personalized tone. Explore technologies designed to make your job easier while giving students a novel and powerful means to improve their writing.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 203
Time:Friday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Rewindable Learning: Video and Screencasting Made EasyBYOD Session
Type:BYOD
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Explore Youtube's capture tool and Screencastify Chrome extension to see how easy it is to capture and share video from your classroom. Screencasts are great for everything from lesson plans to assessment. Bring your earbuds, phone and a computer with Chrome and leave with your first screencast ready to go!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 204
Time:Friday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Preparing Students for a Flexible Future: Nebraska's STE(A)M InitiativeBYOD Session
Strand:BYOD, Cross Curriculum, Language Arts
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:This session is part of the Nebraska International Languages Association sessions selected to be shared at NETA in 2018. It outlines how Nebraska's updated 2016 STEM rubric and focus on STEM education encompasses world languages. Strategies and technology tools for incorporating STEM in modern language classrooms will be provided. An extension of activities suggested at a 2017 presentation for all Nebraska STEM fellows will also be included.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 205
Time:Friday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Cyber for the Next Generation
Strand:Business, Computer Science, Science
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Novice
Web Site:http://www.thinkspaceit.com
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School, Higher Education, All Levels
Description:With the narrowing of jobs in the technology field the demand for a highly skilled IT workforce will become a requirement. We will cover programs and training to prep your students to be competitive in a highly tech savvy world.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 207
Time:Friday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Infinite Campus: How One Solution Made a Difference for the State
Strand:Administrative/planning, Assistive Technology, Leadership
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:https://www.infinitecampus.com/
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:This session will provide an overview of how Infinite Campus is making a huge impact in Nebraska by saving districts time and money with one all-inclusive student information system, in addition to easy to use and accurate data synchronization with EdFi.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 208
Time:Friday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Is Making Learning?
Strand:Conversation, Leadership, Library Media
Type:Conversation
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Come join us for an open discussion on the Maker Movement in your school. Bring questions about logistics, mindset, working with admin, and anything relating to Makerspaces.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 209
Time:Friday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Beyond the Basics: Intermediate Google SheetsBYOD Session
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Math, Technical Issues
Type:BYOD
Audience:Intermediate
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Do you FIND yourself with data to crunch, but lack CONFIDENCE to process it? Fear NOT! JOIN Alex Wyatt for the HOUR to learn UNIQUE ways GSheets can ADDRESS your needs. SUM topics include stacking functions, FILTERing and SORTing in ways you can't with that *other* program, AND of course QUERYs you bring, LARGE OR SMALL. Disclaimer: bad puns should not be interpreted as a list of functions actually planned.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 210
Time:Friday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Great Kids = Great Digital Citizens
Strand:Digital Citizenship, Leadership
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:If we are going to promote and encourage technology in our schools then we also need to teach kids what it means to be Great Digital Citizens or...just teach them to be Great Kids. Learn how to involve your students into this process.
Presenter(s):
  • Presenter: Nick Proud Garner Elementary / Iowa City Community Schools
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 211
Time:Friday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Apple Playground
Type:Poster/Playground
Description:Drop in and explore Apple technology and talk with Apple representatives during this session. We will have some hands on opportunities for attendees to try iOS 11 features, SWIFT coding on iPads, collaborate with the Apple team, and learn more about everything Apple offers in education.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 212
CenturyLink Center Omaha, 212
Time:Thursday 4/19 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Friday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:25 Computer Science Teaching Tips in 50 Minutes
Strand:Computer Science, Conversation
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:CSTA-Omaha compiled a list of 25 tips for teaching computer science. These are tools, resources, or advice for teaching computer science. The tips include all grade levels and all skill levels of computer science education.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 213
Time:Friday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Your Kids Deserve a #FutureReady ClassroomBYOD Session
Strand:1:1, Cross Curriculum, Computer Science
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:Sioux City elementary teachers, with support from Technology Consulting Teachers, have committed to being #FutureReady utilizing technology to meet the 4 C's (Critical Thinking, Creativity, Communication, and Collaboration). Learn how to make your K-5 classroom #FutureReady by implementing QR Codes, Aurasma, Coding, Programmable Toys, Nearpod, FlipGrid, Seesaw and so much more! If you want your students to be #FutureReady, (yes, even Kinders) don't miss this! We have something for all!
Presenter(s):
  • Presenter: Laura Miller Sioux City Community Schools
  • Co-Presenter: Layne Henn Sioux City Community Schools-Loess Hills Elem
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 214
Time:Friday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:21st Century SKills - Technology and BEYOND
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Digital Citizenship
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School, Higher Education
Description:What does "career ready" really mean in a globally connected world? Some of the most vital skills students require involve not only technology skills, but mindset, resilience, and outlook, along with the ability to interact responsibly. This session will give you a glimpse of what a 21st Century curriculum looks like, based on Robert Marzano's book, Teaching and Assessing 21st Century Skills that can be embedded into any class.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 215
Time:Friday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Future Ready Challenge: Personalizing Professional Learning
Type:Featured
Description:Tired of sit ‘n git? Why can’t we apply innovative instructional practices for students to our own professional learning? Explore a variety of strategies for supporting future ready teachers, librarians, and principals. Whether you give or take professional development, learn about proven models including differentiated learning paths, professional learning communities of practice, and competency-based micro-credentials.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 216
Time:Friday 4/20 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

1:15 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Session 4

Title:Social Media Superhero
Type:Featured
Description:Every school needs a Social Media Superhero. The use of social media meets families, community members, and decision makers in a place where they live daily. Find out how to maximize your school’s social media tools (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more) in order to lead, inspire and inform all stakeholders. Social media is a new literacy and our schools leaders have to model that literacy appropriately.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom A
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Add Some Personality to EVERYTHING!
Strand:Staff Development
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Intimidated by technology? Pretty much sticking with documents and spreadsheets and avoiding all that "new-fangled stuff? Here are easy-to-use tools (Bitmoji and Sticky AI) to help you connect with your students and parents in almost any context. Support your students' passions, interests, and milestones in a personal and fun way. Pros and cons of Bitmoji use and examples will be shared. Warnings and pitfalls will be discussed as well.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:App Attack!
Strand:1:1, Cross Curriculum
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School
Description:Looking for some ways to spice up your content? I can guarantee there's an app out there that will give the savory or sweet that you're looking for! From '5 stars' to 'flops,' I've experienced it all while trying to find the recipe for success in my Family & Consumer Sciences Classroom. Come check out a whole menu of apps to help satisfy the creative hunger of your students!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Boost Science Knowledge with Legends of Learning
Strand:Assessment, Distance/online Learning, Science
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Middle Level
Description:Legends of Learning: A challenging and student-centered way to build science knowledge through an exciting series of content-based games. Engage students, monitor progress, and gather assessment data all in one place. Find out how to use Legends of Learning to increase science mastery in your intermediate or middle school classroom.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Breaking News: Broadcast for Beginners
Strand:Language Arts, Multimedia, Video Editing
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Web Site:https://vimeo.com/d145news
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School
Description:Broadcast journalism is becoming increasingly popular in secondary education, and yet daunting for teachers to start from scratch. Learn from teachers and students how to take the stress out of starting a broadcast journalism class by keeping it simple. No experience needed and only a minimal budget. You will walk away from this session with the resources and unit plans to get your broadcast journalism class started.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:CoWriting the Curriculum
Strand:1:1, Cross Curriculum, Language Arts
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:We will be presenting ideas of how we use technology to bridge curriculum to encourage writing throughout all content areas. Our school is an elementary school in a 1:1 iPad district. Project examples and links will be provided.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Developing the Four C's in Students in the Upper Elementary Classroom
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Distance/online Learning, Multimedia
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level
Description:Students will display, discuss and demonstrate multiple digital tools they use in the classroom to develop the four C's, (communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking), in multiple subject areas of the 5th and 6th grade curriculum. Students will share examples of learning completed as an individual, as well as projects with students in our classroom, district and abroad.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Empowering Learners
Strand:Cross Curriculum
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:In this poster session we will share resources for fostering ISTE Standard - Empowered Learner across PK-12 classrooms. ISTE defines Empowered Learner as: Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences. But what does that mean for PK-12 classrooms? Come find out!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Getting Prepped for Extemp with Prepd
Strand:1:1, Music/Fine Arts
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:High School, Higher Education
Description:The landscape of competitive Speech has changed significantly in the last few years, nowhere more than in extemporaneous speaking. Come see what the low cost extemp software, Prepd, is all about. Check out features that make it worth the money and how to use Prepd as a coach and as a team. Stop by to get some helpful info as well as discount codes for your 2018-2019 Speech season!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Google Apps and Chromebooks: Ideas from UNK Pre-Service Teachers
Strand:1:1, BYOD, Cross Curriculum
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Stop by and check out some cool projects created with Google apps. UNK pre-service teachers will showcase the best apps and ideas for integration in the classroom and beyond. All grades and ages!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:How to Use 360 Degree Camera's and VR applications in Your Classroom
Strand:Computer Science, Distance/online Learning, Multimedia
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:360 Degree cameras are getting cheaper by the day. You can now afford to have one in your classroom. Learn how to transform any 360 degree video into a lesson and learning experience for your students. I will showcase the 360Fly camera. I will also show you other VR applications that you can use for free in your classroom to not only interact but engage your students.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Let's Get Certified!
Strand:Google Spotlight, Staff Development
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Intermediate
Grade Levels:Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle Level, High School, Higher Education, All Levels
Description:Whether you are the school tech leader or an exemplar teacher who loves to integrate tech, Google certification is for you. This dynamic duo will help you set yourself apart as you learn about Google certification. We will walk you through our journey, give you some study tips, and update you on the requirements from Google.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Let's get Scanning!
Strand:Assistive Technology, Cross Curriculum
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Do your students struggle to take pictures?
How about scanning items into their portfolios?

Allow your students to be independent and take charge of their learning.
The scanning station gives students independence to take pictures and allows them to be accountable for documentation. Come and check out our scanning station and learn how to make one yourself.

Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Mean Green Video Makin' Machine
Strand:Video Editing
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Stop by to create a short video with a green screen. See how easy it is to create using a variety of editing apps!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Novel Effect: Breathing New Life into Storytime
Strand:Language Arts, Library Media
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Web Site:https://www.noveleffect.com/
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:Bring another level of engagement and excitement into storytime with the interactive story experience available with Novel Effect. Perfect for the elementary classroom or library, Novel Effect transforms a time-honored classroom medium into a new experience.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Paper to Pads
Strand:Assessment, Language Arts, Multimedia
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:Integrating even MORE technology into your classroom? This session iterates quick steps to accomplish previously-completed “paper tasks” using student devices. Learn how to incorporate 7 new blended learning strategies that combine student voice and choice into everyday tasks using technology tools.
These strategies have been successfully incorporated this school year in 5 classes.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Seesaw: The One Stop Shop
Strand:Assessment, Cross Curriculum, Multimedia
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:This presentation will provide teachers with a new understanding of the iOS App Seesaw. Teachers will leave with knowledge and resources that will allow students to complete, share and collaborate with peers in a digital portfolio format using the App Seesaw.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Step by Step Directions Without the Gray Hairs!
Strand:Digital Citizenship, Staff Development, Technical Issues
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Ever feel like you are giving the same directions 21 times to 18 different people? Using IORAD gives your audience a hands-on tutorial on the directions that you are giving. Easy to use and simple to share, IORAD will help you teach your audience and save you the gray hairs that come from all the repeats.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Technology to Support the 5 C's 21st Century Skills
Strand:Assessment, Library Media, Web 2.0/Social Networking
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Intermediate
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School, Higher Education
Description:See how FlipGrid, Office 365 Teams and Padlet are used to support the 5 C's 21st Century Skills into your lessons seamlessly with high student engagement.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:To Infinity and Beyond...with Docs & Sheets!
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Google Spotlight
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:Intermediate
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School, All Levels
Description:Tired of that boring word processor and spreadsheet? Well let’s put them together to boost the possibilities! Add-ons for Google Docs & Sheets transform not only what you can do with these tools, but also what they can do for you.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Using Google Earth Pro in the Science Classroom
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Google Spotlight, Science
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School
Description:Anyone can use Google Earth to look at their house, hometown, or cities in a far away land, but with layers from Google Earth Pro, Earth Science topics can be enhanced in the classroom by creating dynamic and engaging lessons to stimulate your students curiosity and give them perspective on our home planet. Topics include: Plate Tectonics, Climate Science, Astronomy, and Hydrology.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Using Qualitative Analysis Software in Educational Research
Strand:Leadership, Staff Development
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Have an interest in conducting qualitative research in the field of education? It can be a daunting task, but there are a variety of qualitative analysis software options that can make the process a smooth experience. Stop by to learn more about my experience using 'Dedoose' to aid in my educational leadership graduation program experience.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Using Technology to Engage ELL Parents
Strand:Web 2.0/Social Networking
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:We all know parent support is critical to student success. Connecting with ELL parents provides unique challenges from communicating with parents about events at school to allowing parents to see what is going on in the classroom. Technology can help us engage our ELL parents and build a bridge between home and school. Resources will include Talking Points, SeeSaw, and others.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:You have a High-Ability Learner in Your Classroom? THAT'S SWEET!
Strand:Language Arts
Type:Poster/Playground
Audience:All
Web Site:http://morton.mpsomaha.org/principal-s-greeting
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:High-ability learners don’t want or need more to do—they want and need something different to do. Rather than giving students ANOTHER worksheet, stop at this poster session for a sweet treat! There will be a variety of fun, fresh ideas to easily implement into your classroom to benefit and engage your high-ability learners and make learning meaningful!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom B
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Do It Yourself Study Aids and Games
Type:Featured
Description:Let’s see how technology can turn studying into a game! Tony Vincent has collected some of the best websites to help students learn and retain information. Websites like Flippity, ClassTools, and PurposeGames let students customize what they want to study and turn it into a series of activities and games. After playing some sample games from various websites, you’ll see why when students make their own study aids, it aids their studying!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom C
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Reading for Meaning with Read Naturally Live
Strand:Assessment, Language Arts
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:http://www.readnaturally.com
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Learn how Read Live uses motivational curriculum on a powerful web technology platform that supports fluency, vocabulary, comprehension and phonics. Read Naturally combines three research-based strategies (teacher modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring) into one powerful strategy to accelerate reading development. Read Naturally Live is a web-based intervention that applies the research-based Read Naturally Strategy to accelerate reading achievement on a PC, Mac, Chrome Book or iPad.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 201
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:The 411 on Student Privacy: How to Communicate with Students You Coach
Strand:Digital Citizenship, Web 2.0/Social Networking
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:High School
Description:Coaches and sponsors of extra-curricular activities need a quick and easy way to communicate with students. Whether it’s about transportation, weekend activities, or their next awesome plan to conquer the universe, kids need access to their teachers. But what’s at stake for privacy when you exchange phone numbers? See what tools are being used in OPS for safe, communication and participate in a discussion about privacy and options, state-wide.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 202
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Help Students See Struggle, Taking Risk, or Failure as Steps to Learn
Strand:Leadership, Staff Development
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Novice
Web Site:http://lvermaas.wikispaces.com/
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:When confronted with learning new technology or a difficult task, students do one of two things. Students with a growth mindset, see persistence, practice and hard work as key ingredients to reach their goal. Students with a fixed mindset lose interest or give half hearted attempts. Growth mindset students see mistakes as learning opportunities. Participants will learn strategies to build a "Growth Mindset" in their students.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 203
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Google Slides: A Dynamic Creation Tool for Any Classroom
Strand:Google Spotlight, Multimedia, Web 2.0/Social Networking
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School, Higher Education
Description:Discover the magic of the Google Suite through the Slides application. Move past presentations to create interactive student activities, Hyperdocs, infographics, and flipped classroom materials. Access hidden features that take this tool from static to dynamic, making it your "go-to-tool" for any classroom project- teacher or student created!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 204
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:The Geo-Inquiry Process - Ask, Collect, Visualize, Create, and Act
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Science, Social Studies
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:Learn how to empower students through active and engaging inquiry-based learning to become a community of change. Students embrace the mindset of an explorer and those attitudes, skills, and knowledge to change the world. What does that actually look like?

Come and learn with us. See how we blend everyday learning, various tech tools, and the desire to make a difference into the learning environment.

Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 205
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Cybersecurity Threat LandscapeBYOD Session
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:This session will focus on the types of attacks that are impacting K-12 and Higher Education.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 207
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:A Data-Driven Ecosystem Enhancing Teaching and Learning
Strand:Administrative/planning, Distance/online Learning, Technical Issues
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Schools, agencies and vendors collect and store data in a variety of systems and applications. Viewing this collectively as an ecosystem improves the integration and choices of software, data analysis and presentation, and the privacy and quality of data. This session will explore the data ecosystem today and the roadmap for future integrations, including ADVISER, single sign-on portal, content repositories, learning and assessment tools, learning management systems, and data visualization.
Presenter(s):
  • Presenter: Scott Isaacson Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 208
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:netNebraska Listens: A Conversation About Teaching with 360/VR/AR
Strand:Conversation, Multimedia, Technical Issues
Type:Conversation
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:NET is looking for feedback to help influence our educational content pipeline. This conversation will focus on using mixed reality experiences in Nebraskan classrooms. We especially want to hear how teachers are using immersive tech (like Google Cardboard) to engage students, and - looking ahead to 2019 and beyond - what types of immersive content could be most helpful to Nebraskan teachers.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 209
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:FileMaker Pro 16: An Overview of Features, Methods, Potential
Strand:Administrative/planning, Computer Science, Technical Issues
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Data management meets programming meets layout/design. FileMaker Pro is a powerful relational database with an exceptionally easy to use graphical user interface. This demonstration session will provide an overview of FileMaker's capabilities to take in, manipulate, and share a wide variety of data types. Real-world effort/time-saving uses will be shown. Mass customization at its easiest.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 210
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Using a Light Board to Flip Learning
Strand:Cross Curriculum
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bqgPWnm7mzDCQ3wz1jYhjQWr4rEjzM33nHsdutyAMBg
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:I will show how I built a transparent marker board to create engaging flipped lessons. I will give construction tips and techniques, as well as as tips and tricks for recording videos and post production editing. You will be ready to make your own light board after this session.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 211
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Learn to Code with iPad
Type:Demonstration
Description:Coding is an essential skill that teaches problem-solving, develops teamwork, and inspires creativity. Learn how you can engage elementary and middle school students in the world of coding on iPad with visual-based apps, Swift Playgrounds, and Everyone Can Code resources designed for teachers.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 212
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Great Coding is Elementary!BYOD Session
Strand:BYOD, Computer Science
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:Coding helps students gain needed logical and critical thinking skills that they can utilize in all subjects. There are great resources online both big and small, free and paid, beginner and advanced. Novice teachers to experienced CS educators will leave this session with a compendium of digital resources for integrating coding into your classroom.
Presenter(s):
  • Presenter: Craig Eveleth Lakeview Elementary / Lincoln Public Schools
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 213
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Tips from the Trenches: Embedding the 4 C's into a 1:1 Classroom
Strand:1:1, Cross Curriculum, Digital Citizenship
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:In this session you will receive advice and ideas from five elementary classroom teachers utilizing 1:1 iPads. From classroom management to favorite apps, even non-1:1 classroom teachers will walk away with some great ideas! Our presentation will focus on apps that foster collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking skills (the 4C’s). You will leave with lots of new tips, tricks and tools to implement immediately.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 214
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Designing Learning for All: 10 Ways to Transform Student iPad WorkflowBYOD Session
Strand:1:1, Assistive Technology, Cross Curriculum
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:In this fast paced, hands on session experience ten transformational ways to use built-in Apple tools to help design learning for all students. You will learn the ins and outs of how to customize the iPad for both independent and class workflows enabling deeper student learning. This will be a hands on session where you will learn as you do! Bring your iOS device so you can join the fun!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 215
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Future Ready Challenge: Cultivating Digital Citizens
Type:Featured
Description:Are educators digital citizenship hypocrites? Do we need to redefine what #digcit means? While digital citizenship often focuses on teaching kids to be safe and responsible online, adults don’t often practice what we teach. Let’s look critically at the complexity of learning and living online and begin thinking differently about how we talk about and teach digital citizenship to our students. Share your #digcit reality and connect with others to begin new discussions and definitions.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 216
Time:Friday 4/20 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Session 5

Title:Get Creative with Google Slides
Type:Featured
Description:Teachers and students can do amazing things with Google Slides! The series of blank canvases in Google Slides are great for being creative and for collaboration. You’ll get to see design tools and techniques in action, and Tony Vincent will share lots of helpful tips. That’s in addition to seeing an array of fantastic ways of putting Google Slides to good use in the classroom. Inventive ideas include publishing alphabet books, authoring comic strips, constructing timelines, publishing newsletters, and more.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom A
Time:Friday 4/20 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Title:LEVEL UP LEARNING with Game Inspired Course Design
Type:Featured
Description:Unlock your creativity and inspire the whole child as you discover how game inspired course design can transform the landscape of learning in your classroom and beyond. Learn how to create a classroom model where students dive deep into content, develop real world skills, and collaborate to tackle challenges and reach their full potential. This make-and-take ideas session provides a treasure trove of tools, examples, and takeaways you can implement immediately. Push play, level up, and your course will never be the same...
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom C
Time:Friday 4/20 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Title:Tic Tac Tech
Strand:Assessment, Leadership, Math
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Intermediate
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:In today’s world, students need to build conceptual understanding with a combination of technology and hands-on explorations. By supporting different learning styles, these strategies reach more students and develop deeper understanding of math concepts. Educators will leave with lessons, new technology tools, and ideas to incorporate in their classroom.
Presenter(s):
  • Presenter: Scott Walker Big Ideas Learning/National Geographic Learning
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 201
Time:Friday 4/20 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Title:Analyze, Evaluate, Create: Formative Assessment for High Level ThoughtBYOD Session
Strand:Assessment, BYOD, Social Studies
Type:BYOD
Audience:Intermediate
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Experience 5 formative assessment tools & activities to use in your classroom tomorrow. Get past identification level assessment and start challenging your students at higher levels of Blooms Taxonomy....without the frustration and time consumption of formal grading. Class activities will be shared that use Google Forms, Google Docs, Socrative, Quizlet, and FlipGrid in creative ways.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 202
Time:Friday 4/20 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Title:Go Live!
Strand:1:1, Multimedia, Web 2.0/Social Networking
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:You may use social media tools, such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube; but have you tried going live with them? Learn how to live broadcast. Explore how it can impact your classroom and school and engage the community. From math lessons and student presentations to concerts and inspirational speakers, going live can break down the walls to your classroom.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 203
Time:Friday 4/20 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Title:Google Forms Personalized
Strand:Assessment, Google Spotlight
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:What can a form do? Create separate pages for different types of questions/learning. Have it branch to different questions based on the answer chosen. Maybe you want to make sure the answer fits a "rule", it also validates data. You can include feedback areas and then let it automatically grade. Google forms is great for collecting information, but go beyond the basics and personalize it to meet your needs.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 204
Time:Friday 4/20 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Title:App-Smashingly Great Instructional VideosBYOD Session
Strand:1:1, Distance/online Learning, Video Editing
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Web Site:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLZB7PI4GQ0vFnOOspXtbaA/videos?view_as=subscriber
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Enhance your video production techniques to make your flipped and/or blended content more effective and engaging through the power of video. This session offers production and editing tips, video and implementation examples, and a hands-on opportunity to leverage a variety of apps to create an app-smashingly great reflection video piece to show off your learning during the session. BYOD recommended but not required.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 205
Time:Friday 4/20 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Title:Every Kid Deserves a FrontRow Seat in Class....Come See How
Strand:Assistive Technology, Library Media, Multimedia
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:http://www.engaging-technologies.com
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Did you know that classroom audio is one of the most beneficial but most ignored tool in classrooms today? Student's spend 60% of their day involved in the listening process, but due to lack of audio resources, room configuration or additional distractions they can miss between 25-40% of the information presented. Come see how to use FrontRow audio and Lesson Capture to provide every student a FrontRow seat.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 207
Time:Friday 4/20 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Title:Mobile Learning Bus Drives Change
Strand:Digital Citizenship, Leadership
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Come explore our districts’ use of a Mobile Learning Bus to address issues of digital equity and access. Anchored on a powerful vision and community partnerships, this innovative initiative targets high poverty neighborhoods in the North Omaha area. The goal: use a whole-community approach to bring high-technology learning and digital citizenship skills to students and families. Join us to discuss innovative solutions to complex community challenges in today’s digital age.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 208
Time:Friday 4/20 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Title:Staying Up to Date with Technology, Tackling the Impossible
Type:Conversation
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Staying up to date with Technology can be a daunting task. Come find out ways to find out what is up and coming and where to find the useful information.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 209
Time:Friday 4/20 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Title:Clever Integration
Strand:1:1, Assistive Technology, Technical Issues
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:Okay class, type your username, password, and commence the raised hands! Caps lock, forgotten passwords, misspelled usernames etc. Sound familiar? Well, no more! Just a scan of a badge on the Chromebook and voila! Clever remembers student's log-in credentials for many classroom applications. We'll explore the features that this "single sign on" application has to offer.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 210
Time:Friday 4/20 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Title:Information Literacy to Help Combat Fake NewsBYOD Session
Strand:BYOD, Cross Curriculum, Digital Citizenship
Type:BYOD
Audience:Intermediate
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:"Fake news" is often skewed, misleading, or an absence of data. Learn how to help students make sense of their world and empower themselves through interpreting, creating and publishing accurate infographics. You will explore resources to help students sketch out a story, choose and import details, and make information both accurate and appealing. You will get basic tips to be able to implement popular, free tools into your classroom immediately!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 211
Time:Friday 4/20 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Title:Creating with Clips: A Fun New App for Making Videos
Type:Demonstration
Description:Get an in-depth look at Clips, an app that makes it quick and fun for anyone to create expressive videos on iPhone and iPad. Learn power tips and tricks for getting the most out of Clips and discover the infinite possibilities for storytelling, assessment, presentations, and more.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 212
Time:Friday 4/20 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Title:Makers in Motion
Strand:Computer Science, Industrial Technology, Science
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:Get ready to see makers in action! We will work with makers from grades K-5 to create our makerspace community of learners and problem solvers with growth mindsets. Students come to school ready to use their building and design skills to make, fail and make again.
During this session, participants will leave with ideas to incorporate STEM skills and use makerspaces that can connect with curriculum K-5.
Presenter(s):
  • Presenter: Dara Peters Campbell Elementary School/Lincoln Public Schools
  • Co-Presenter: Lisa Bohaty Campbell Elementary School
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 213
Time:Friday 4/20 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Title:True Life: We Went 1:1 in January
Strand:1:1, Social Studies
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Intermediate
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School
Description:Lessons learned in my first semester of 1:1 instruction. Preparation done in advance to set myself up for success, balancing new tech with existing procedures, setting up new procedures, using SAMR to guide my planning and not burning myself out in an effort to change everything.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 214
Time:Friday 4/20 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Title:Tools to Build Teacher Leadership Through Strategic Planning
Strand:Administrative/planning, Leadership, Staff Development
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Intermediate
Web Site:https://youtu.be/ZRHNT4iuhUk
Grade Levels:Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle Level, High School, Higher Education, All Levels
Description:There are many tools which address strategic planning at the building level. But which are best? Supporting teachers of all tech comfort levels is another good step. But how does your group get started? From professional development planning to informed purchasing decisions to technology integration plan creation, this session will feature a variety of tools--including the Future Ready framework--to maximize teacher leadership capacity at your school.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 215
Time:Friday 4/20 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Title:Future Ready Librarians: Living On the Edge
Type:Featured
Description:The Future Ready Librarians Framework helps librarians explore #connectiondevelopment by aligning their practices with strategic building and district work. Understand what keeps administrators up at night and how to use the research-based ‘wedges’ of the FRL Framework to better connect great work in the library with school and district priorities. Leave with first steps to empower your Future Ready Librarianship!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 216
Time:Friday 4/20 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

3:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Closing Session

Title:Closing Session - Prizes
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom A
Time:Friday 4/20 3:15 PM - 3:30 PM



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