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Daily Schedule - Thursday, April 19, 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:Maximizing Creativity and Productivity with iPad
Type:Featured
Description:Leveraging the power of creativity and productivity apps, iOS 11 reimagines the iPad experience. Learn how features like Drag and Drop, the built-in screen recording, the Files app, and intuitive multitasking make the mobile experience for you and your students even more powerful. Experience how the Classroom app for iPad can guide learning, share work and manage student devices. Discover workflows that accelerate and expand learning as you experience a day in the life of a mobile classroom.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom A
Time:Thursday 4/19 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:They Want Me to Teach WHAT? Starting a Video Program in Your School.Registration RequiredExtra Fee Required
Type:Workshop
Description:More and more schools are looking at live streaming, video production, and broadcast journalism as programs to add to their curriculum, and more and more teachers are being handed a challenge that they aren’t always super comfortable with. See the benefits of adding video production, some ideas on how to get started, and some resources on how to have a successful program!
Presenter(s):
Location:Hilton Omaha, Herndon
Time:Thursday 4/19 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Title:Using Google Forms to go Digital with BreakoutEDURegistration RequiredExtra Fee Required
Type:Workshop
Description:Do you enjoy providing engaging critical thinking and problem-solving experiences for your students? Do you love the excitement and challenge that Breakout EDU brings to your classroom? But are you tired of the setup and having the occasional lock break? Try using Google Forms and go digital with Breakout EDU. Come learn how two teachers are using this powerful tool to create lots of exciting, content-driven Breakouts for students in their school district. You will play an original digital Breakout and then discover how easy it is to make one of your own! Whether you are new to Breakout EDU or are a veteran user, you’ll walk away with ideas that can be applied to your classroom.
Presenter(s):
Location:Hilton Omaha, Washington City
Time:Thursday 4/19 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Title:Educated By Design - Discovering the Potential in the Unconventional
Type:Featured
Description:In Education today, creativity is still an add-on. We define it by artistic talent, hindering many from ever attempting to discover their “creative” potential. In 2017, spending on media creation is set to top $600 billion in the US alone. Fortune 500 companies are shifting their view of creative tendencies from a “nice to have” to a “must have”. How can we prepare our students to design solutions to challenges that result in academic excellence while giving them the skills that 2020 will demand from them? Discover how we can prepare students to produce content with an assessable output that is more than just a test score, but an artifact that brings value to those around them and beyond.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom C
Time:Thursday 4/19 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:e-hallpass – Oh the “Pass”abilities
Strand:Administrative/planning, Technical Issues
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:https://www.eduspiresolutions.org/
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School
Description:Hall Passes the way they should be! Students create requests on their devices. The pass dashboard shows who is in the hall and for how long, boosting security and accountability. Set pass limits, create appointment passes, search pass history, and much more.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 201
Time:Thursday 4/19 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Future Ready Nebraska for District and Ed. Tech Leaders
Strand:Administrative/planning, Leadership, Staff Development
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:In this session we will share NDE's latest work on the Future Ready Nebraska project and its progress. The timeline, features and benefits of Nebraska’s first ever Statewide Digital Learning & Ed Tech plan will be revealed as well as how the plan was developed with the input of the Future Ready Nebraska Council and statewide stakeholder feedback. Come and learn more about this exciting work!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 202
Time:Thursday 4/19 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:8 Tools to Engage ELLs in ALL Classrooms
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Language Arts
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Intermediate
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Come learn the tools, techniques and technology we employ with our large ELL population. See multiple perspectives from an ELL educator and an English educator working to transition ELLs to the regular ed classroom. Gain insight to support students in the beginning of their educational career and as they progress in learning English. Tailored to the secondary grades, applicable to any classroom.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 203
Time:Thursday 4/19 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Using Google HyperDocs to Engage Student Learning
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Google Spotlight
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Intermediate
Web Site:https://goo.gl/q81Tkg
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:In this session attendees will be introduced to Hyperdocs and given guidance in creating them. Hyperdocs are interactive Google Docs that will help teachers differentiate learning and blend classrooms easily. These docs allow the teacher to deliver instruction in a new engaging way. We will go over resources for HyperDocs and how to create them to use in your classroom tomorrow!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 204
Time:Thursday 4/19 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Actively Learn: Help Every Student Read for Depth!BYOD Session
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Web Site:https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Eub4SewPdbIosTH4iRvDac9jFVty6564xNJWQilLqww/edit?usp=sharing
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Reading for depth is hard. Actively Learn can help.

In this hands-on and interactive workshop, we will show you how to:
- Access high-quality digital content across all content areas.
- Increase student engagement, improving writing and comprehension.
- Scaffold lessons to support and challenge all readers.

Our approach is supported by the Gates Foundation, National Science Foundation, and has been used by over 1 million teachers and students across the country.

Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 205
Time:Thursday 4/19 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Coding in the Primary Classroom
Strand:1:1, Cross Curriculum, Computer Science
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle Level
Description:Teaching coding to young children goes beyond playing games. It teaches reading, writing, math, social studies, and problem-solving strategies that apply to everyday situations. Come explore free, engaging resources (plugged and unplugged) for teaching developmentally appropriate programming and computer science skills in a primary classroom.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 206
Time:Thursday 4/19 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Tired of Grading for Hours? GradeCam to the Rescue!!!!!
Strand:Administrative/planning, Assessment, Cross Curriculum
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:https://www.engaging-technologies.com/product-tag/gradecam/
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Come see for yourself how GradeCam can use any camera enabled device to scan and grade mounds of work in just seconds. Need data analysis, want to send grades straight to your gradebook.... no problem! GradeCam and AITA (Artificial Intelligence Teaching Assistan) can recognize text and be trained the more you use it! Come see for yourself! You won't be disappointed!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 207
Time:Thursday 4/19 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:The Transition to #GoOpen
Strand:Administrative/planning, Cross Curriculum, Staff Development
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:The #GoOpen movement is spreading across the country. Come learn how you can improve student learning by utilizing free openly licensed materials. We will discuss what #GoOpen is all about, what it looks like in the classroom, and how you can get started today.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 208
Time:Thursday 4/19 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Hacks to Help Us!
Strand:Conversation
Type:Conversation
Audience:All
Web Site:http://tinyurl.com/stacyssessions
Grade Levels:Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle Level, High School, Higher Education, All Levels
Description:We all have little hacks to help us and our students, whether it be using Google Keep, a Chrome extension or an app reminder! During this session, we will bounce around different ideas and share specific tips, strategies and uses to give you time back. Come ready to share your hack and pick up a lot of learning nuggets in a short amount of time!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 209
Time:Thursday 4/19 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Corporate Cyber Security Tips
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Protecting your network from Cybersecurity threats.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 210
Time:Thursday 4/19 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:The Chronicles of Two Students and Digital Media
Strand:Digital Citizenship
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:College freshmen Mitch Fisher and Hunter Radenslaben share their unique journeys involving the power of positive social media.

Mitch started “The Shipyard” Twitter account as a senior at GINW High School to promote high student engagement and a positive school environment.

Hunter is a speaker and social media influencer. As a 12-year-old, Hunter created the Twitter account turned media outlet, Athlete Nation, that now has over 70,000 followers.

Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 211
Time:Thursday 4/19 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Guide Student Learning with the Classroom App on iPad
Type:Demonstration
Description:The Classroom app turns the iPad into a powerful teaching assistant. In this session, you’ll experience Classroom features as a student, then as a teacher. Learn how to set up classes on the fly, launch apps on student devices, view student screens, share documents with the class, and more.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 212
Time:Thursday 4/19 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Avoiding Technology Burnout
Strand:Leadership, Staff Development
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Technology tools are everywhere. There are new, old, and even retired ones. In the past, every time I picked up a new tech tool, I instantly incorporated it into my classroom. I learned quickly, not to do this. It. Lead. To. Burnout. This session will share strategies to avoiding the "technology burnout" for both professional and personal well-being, allowing all of us to keep the technology joy!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 213
Time:Thursday 4/19 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Using Technology to Enhance Traditional Art Projects
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Computer Science, Music/Fine Arts
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:Technology is an integral part of our daily lives. In the art room it sometimes seems like technology is introduced to replace traditional art making methods. This presentation will share ways to use technology not as a replacement in the classroom, but as a way to enhance traditional art making processes. You will be introduced to specific devices and programs that can enhance your art room and pique student interest!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 214
Time:Thursday 4/19 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Pursuing Your Passions
Strand:Conversation, Digital Citizenship, Leadership
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Intermediate
Web Site:http://www.mikesmithlive.com
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School, Higher Education
Description:Mike has accomplished things that few people his age have done, and his reckless pursuit of his passions has been a significant factor in getting him there.

In this talk, Mike explains that every decision we make can have a lasting impact on our lives and motivates people to live life intentionally, with purpose, and with a healthy dose of correctly-applied recklessness.

Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 215
Time:Thursday 4/19 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Title:Digital Deceit: Investigating Information Literacy
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Digital Citizenship, Library Media
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Intermediate
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School
Description:Fake News is not new news. But in our digital society critical evaluation and analysis are more important than ever! How do we help our students and staff? The answer is simple: by building their critical-thinking and information literacy skills! Join us to explore how. Participants will leave this session with a plethora of resources and ideas that can be shared with their students and staff.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 216
Time:Thursday 4/19 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Workshops

Title:They Want Me to Teach WHAT? Starting a Video Program in Your School.Registration RequiredExtra Fee Required
Type:Workshop
Description:More and more schools are looking at live streaming, video production, and broadcast journalism as programs to add to their curriculum, and more and more teachers are being handed a challenge that they aren’t always super comfortable with. See the benefits of adding video production, some ideas on how to get started, and some resources on how to have a successful program!
Presenter(s):
Location:Hilton Omaha, Herndon
Time:Thursday 4/19 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Title:Using Google Forms to go Digital with BreakoutEDURegistration RequiredExtra Fee Required
Type:Workshop
Description:Do you enjoy providing engaging critical thinking and problem-solving experiences for your students? Do you love the excitement and challenge that Breakout EDU brings to your classroom? But are you tired of the setup and having the occasional lock break? Try using Google Forms and go digital with Breakout EDU. Come learn how two teachers are using this powerful tool to create lots of exciting, content-driven Breakouts for students in their school district. You will play an original digital Breakout and then discover how easy it is to make one of your own! Whether you are new to Breakout EDU or are a veteran user, you’ll walk away with ideas that can be applied to your classroom.
Presenter(s):
Location:Hilton Omaha, Washington City
Time:Thursday 4/19 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

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

Title:Tools You Can Use Tomorrow
Type:Featured
Description:What a fantastic time to be using technology in the classroom. The amount of free, affordable and downright cool solutions is amazing! This class will introduce you to some of the top Websites, Apps and Tools that you can start using in your classroom tomorrow. We will also take a peek into the future at some technology that might be part of your classroom in the future.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom A
Time:Thursday 4/19 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Igniting a “Spark” with Visual Storytelling - How Images Amplify Ideas
Type:Featured
Description:Digital storytelling is the process of creating media content both visual, written, and verbal to share stories of life and learning. Through the use of various apps, students can design, showcase, and share what they are passionate about, or infuse that passion into the classroom learning they present. Digital Storytelling can boost engagement and create a space for students to excel through familiar digital mediums and the support of student voice. Whether it is a digital book, a podcast, or a film, students can use these real-world mediums to present learning in a creative and personal way.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom C
Time:Thursday 4/19 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Epson Tools for Integration
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:https://epson.com/business-solutions-education-market-products
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Epson offers projectors and interactive projectors for almost any space and much more with our free software solutions. Come see what's new with our line up and how our iProjection Suite can help you with wireless, multi-device display solutions for your classroom devices.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 201
Time:Thursday 4/19 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Building a Positive School Culture Using Technology
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Digital Citizenship, Distance/online Learning
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:http://bbednar.wordpress.com
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:How can educators use technology to build a positive school culture? This session focuses on a variety of apps that build communication, collaboration, and creativity in students. Tools that develop citizenship and life long learning will be demonstrated, including distance learning. Apps include using Book Creator, photo editing apps, drawing apps, YouTube, and story telling tools. The goal: Help students to become positive influencers in a negative world.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 202
Time:Thursday 4/19 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Ready, Set, LAUNCH! Implement Design Thinking in Your Class and School
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Staff Development
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:See how Heritage Elementary staff and students prepared for, implemented and participated in a schoolwide (K-6) Global Day of Design, 2017. Take a look at artifacts, sample materials, tools, testimonials and videos used to help students navigate and assess their progress in the LAUNCH design thinking process and use of 21st Century Skills.
Leave this session with resources ready to LAUNCH design thinking in your classroom and school!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 203
Time:Thursday 4/19 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:The Clever Primary ClassroomBYOD Session
Strand:BYOD, Cross Curriculum, Google Spotlight
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:Have you ever heard the phrase, “They are too little” when it comes to primary grade students and Google Apps? With the help of Clever, Google Classroom and GAFE 4 Littles there is no such thing as being too little. You will learn about an easy way for students to login to their accounts and how to implement Google Classroom and other Google Apps in the Primary Classrooms.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 204
Time:Thursday 4/19 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Best Practices in Personalized Professional Learning
Strand:Administrative/planning, Conversation
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Sit and Get PD is dead. The Future Ready Framework calls for Personalized Professional Learning (PPL). In this session, three examples will be shared illustrating different combinations of incentives to enhance participation: NCSA/ESUCC BlendEd Pilot; Nebraska International Language Association's Professional Learning Challenge, and ESU 5's ISTE Challenge. Come for details on how to participate in these PPL opportunities - and engage in conversation around best practices in creating similar projects.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 205
Time:Thursday 4/19 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:2018 Ignite Session I
Strand:Cross Curriculum
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:This fast paced session allows you to hear from multiple presenters in a session. Each presenter will have 20 slides and 5-ish minutes to share a topic or tool that is their passion.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 206
Time:Thursday 4/19 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Become Your Own “Guardian of a 3D STEAM Galaxy”
Strand:Assistive Technology, Industrial Technology, Multimedia
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Journey into a 3D galaxy that revolves around the latest essential tools currently being used in STEAM classrooms around the country. Press that “Easy Button” traveling with zSpace… to creating 3D objects…to 3D printing. Walk away from this fun hands-on workshop with an experience of galactic proportions.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 207
Time:Thursday 4/19 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Making the Most of Open Educational Resources Across the CurriculumBYOD Session
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Language Arts, Science
Type:BYOD
Audience:Intermediate
Web Site:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QGAFvBBX4wp5Erka7QXmOy4NXJcCa_oAxGDnd9pmlhQ/edit?usp=sharing
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School, Higher Education
Description:Professional organizations offer resources and interactive lessons for use in classrooms that many teachers never have time to explore. In this session we will link you to the major websites for Language Arts, Math, Science, History, and the Arts and demonstrate our favorite tools in each. Then you will have time to explore the sites for topics you are teaching already the next day and share ideas.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 208
Time:Thursday 4/19 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Parenting in 2018
Strand:Conversation
Type:Conversation
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:The role of parents continues to evolve. This is especially true for parents who are also involved in education. In this session, the Dads in Ed hosts will guide conversations around how schools and parents can work together to raise kids in today's 24/7 society.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 209
Time:Thursday 4/19 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Which Google Drive Sync Tool is Right for You?
Strand:Google Spotlight, Staff Development, Technical Issues
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Google Drive File Stream vs. Backup and Sync - What are they? Why should you consider these tools? How do you know which tool is right for you and your staff? We’ll explain and demonstrate both tools, how to upgrade from the old Google Drive Sync tool, and discuss how you can use either or both of them to protect personal and professional data in your organization.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 210
Time:Thursday 4/19 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Teaching Cybersecurity Topics in the Classroom
Strand:Computer Science, Digital Citizenship, Library Media
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School, Higher Education
Description:Responsible digital citizens should be prepared to protect their personal information and identity online. Most students and teachers don't know how to protect themselves from scams, phishing, and identity theft. This session will provide K-12 teachers with classroom resources and lessons that will cover these cybersecurity topics.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 211
Time:Thursday 4/19 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Access Abilities: Designing for All Learners
Type:Demonstration
Description:Join us to learn about tools and resources from Apple that allow all students to explore, communicate, and create in new and powerful ways. Explore the built-in accessibility features included on every iPad, Mac, and Apple TV that can be customized to help diverse learners succeed.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 212
Time:Thursday 4/19 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:3D Printing - Get Your Students Designing and Printing
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Industrial Technology, Multimedia
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:http://www.3DPrintHistory.com
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Curious about how you can use 3D printing in your classroom? Eric will share how students in multiple curriculum areas are designing and printing their work on a Dremel 3D printer in his classroom. Learn about using Tinkercad to create models to print and how accessing existing models from sources online like NASA and the Smithsonian can help you print objects that will enhance your classroom.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 213
Time:Thursday 4/19 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Technology for the World Language Classroom
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Language Arts, Staff Development
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School
Description:Calling all World Language teachers who would like to creatively integrate technology into their classroom without losing the basics. Attendees will take away 10 innovative ideas they can use immediately in their classroom to actively engage students in the learning process.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 214
Time:Thursday 4/19 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Using Google Forms for Classroom Walk-Throughs
Strand:Administrative/planning, Leadership, Staff Development
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:Using Google Forms with the Google Sheets Autocrat add-on makes walk-throughs easy and provides teachers with instant feedback! Learn how to create and use a walkthrough form that provides emailed feedback to the teacher before you leave the classroom!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 215
Time:Thursday 4/19 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Title:Using Tech Tools to Communicate & AdvocateBYOD Session
Strand:Library Media
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Getting the word out about the services, resources, and instruction available in your school library and through your school librarian is vital to long term success and support. Learn how to use a variety of tech tools to communicate what you and your school library have to offer and advocate for your program and school community. Non-librarians are also welcome to attend!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 216
Time:Thursday 4/19 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. NETA Innovation Lab


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

Title:Creating with Clips: Discover the New App from Apple for Making Videos (Share Your Story)
Type:Featured
Description:Get an in-depth look at Clips, a new 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, Ballroom A
Time:Thursday 4/19 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Augment Your Reality
Type:Featured
Description:One of the fastest growing technology practices, Augmented Reality takes places, locations and materials and adds an additional dimension of content and learning that has never been experienced before. Augmented Reality is not just being used in the classroom, but the boardroom, billboard, magazine, city and much much more. We will also show you how easy it is to create your own Augmented Reality.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom C
Time:Thursday 4/19 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:FileWave's Multi-platform Device Mgt. Windows, macOS, iOS, ChromeOS
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Advanced
Web Site:http://www.filewave.com
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:SE Jon Kane, shares FileWave's streamlined interface, enabling IT teams to customize & manage their environment. This allows for a more consistent end-user experience for administrators, teachers and most importantly, for students.
Deploy & manage granularly at the file-level for Windows and macOS, inventory assets, self-heal files, scheduling tool, resume interrupted deployments, facilitate updates and an end-user Kiosk/catalog, track devices, remote desktop and more!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 201
Time:Thursday 4/19 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Digital Discussion: Sharing Students' Learning, Thinking and Writing
Strand:Digital Citizenship, Distance/online Learning, Language Arts
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School
Description:This session will focus on the use of online discussion boards through learning management systems to help students share their learning and make their thinking visible. Authentic online discussion has the power to promote writing skills, critical thinking, digital citizenship, and learning in community. While Canvas will be the LMS used for this demonstration, the information can be easily adapted to whatever LMS teachers are using.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 202
Time:Thursday 4/19 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Moving Toward Redefinition with English Language Learners
Strand:Assistive Technology
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:http://donovanscience.com/moving-toward-redefinition-with-english-language-learners/
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:How can we go beyond just technical substitution with technology for our ELLs? Ideas and practices will be shared about how we can get into transformation levels of SAMR with our ELLs. We will focus on using the right tools with the right students to improve accessibility and comprehensibility.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 203
Time:Thursday 4/19 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:It's a "Keeper"!BYOD Session
Strand:BYOD, Cross Curriculum, Google Spotlight
Type:BYOD
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School, Higher Education
Description:Google is at it again, Google Keep is now a tool within Docs. Come learn how to use Goople Keep with the comment and notes features. This is an excellent combination for lesson planning, research paper writing, and more.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 204
Time:Thursday 4/19 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Future Ready Nebraska for Library/Media Specialists and Educators
Strand:Administrative/planning, Library Media, Staff Development
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:In this session we will share NDE's latest work on the Future Ready Nebraska Project and its progress. The timeline, features and benefits of Nebraska's first ever Statewide Digital Learning and Ed Tech Plan will be revealed as well as how the plan was developed with the input of the Future Ready Nebraska Council and statewide stakeholder feedback. Come and learn more about this exciting work!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 205
Time:Thursday 4/19 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:2018 Ignite Session II
Strand:Cross Curriculum
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:This fast paced session allows you to hear from multiple presenters in a session. Each presenter will have 20 slides and 5-ish minutes to share a topic or tool that is their passion.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 206
Time:Thursday 4/19 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Using zSpace Mixed Reality to Inspire STEM, Technical, and Health Care
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:High School
Description:From troubleshooting circuitry to dissecting hearts, learn how students are inspired to join CTE/Health careers through zSpace Mixed Reality Learning Labs.

Discover how zSpace...
1.  redefines learning by doing experiences
2.  expands social engagement and collaboration
3.  promotes exploration and student-directed, hands-on approaches to support active and deep learning, ultimately helping students gain the technical skills, academic foundation, and real-world experience they need for post-secondary education.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 207
Time:Thursday 4/19 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Using Geospatial Tools as a Technological AidBYOD Session
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School, Higher Education
Description:Session participants will get hands on experience with a number of geospatial platforms that will allow them to incorporate geographic based inquiry into any classroom. Good for any skill level, this session will introduce participants to a number of learning technologies like ArcGIS Online, Esri's geoinquiries, and more!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 208
Time:Thursday 4/19 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Using Technology to Reach ALL Learners (Special Education)
Strand:Conversation
Type:Conversation
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:How do we leverage the power of technology to help our learners with special needs? How can technology enable our students to be better self-advocates? Join us for a discussion of how technology enhances special education and the struggles along the way.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 209
Time:Thursday 4/19 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Every Student Gets a Website
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Digital Citizenship, Technical Issues
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School, Higher Education
Description:This year, every student in grades 8 through 12 has their own domain name and website where they can publish their best works, celebrate their achievements and take control of their digital footprint. In this session we will talk about how we did this, the lessons we learned along the way, and why we thought this was a good idea in the first place.
Presenter(s):
  • Presenter: Lloyd Sommerer Lincoln Lutheran Middle & High School
  • Co-Presenter: Rachel Jank Lincoln Lutheran Middle & High School
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 210
Time:Thursday 4/19 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Get Your Parents Informed!
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Most parents know that their kids are on Facebook (because no kid can be without it these days) and possibly Twitter as well. But there are a host of other less well-known services and websites used by teens that are now under scrutiny. School attorney, Karen Haase, will review the social media applications that they sees students using in Nebraska currently and explore the legal issues that arise connected with each of these platforms.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 211
Time:Thursday 4/19 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:School Librarians Unite to Ignite
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Library Media, Web 2.0/Social Networking
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Intermediate
Web Site:http://www.neschoollibrarians.org/
Grade Levels:Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:Ever wonder how current school librarians are using technology to engage students in the 21st century? Join 7 Nebraska School Librarians Association Board Members as they each take 5 minutes and 15 slides to share ways to ignite learning in the library and the classroom.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 213
Time:Thursday 4/19 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Music for Everyone. Using Skoog and Makey-Makey
Strand:Assistive Technology, Music/Fine Arts
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:Skoog and Makey-Makey provide accessibility to create and participate in music of all kinds, by students of all abilities. The session will focus on students with special needs but also share how the devices can be used in classes with all level of students.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 214
Time:Thursday 4/19 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:Stop Talking and Tell Me a Story
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Description:As educators, we must differentiate the implementation of the pedagogy for standards-based blah blah blah, blah blah blah. Yeah, yeah, yeah ... you're an educator. I get it. But what does all that education talk you throw at me really mean? What does it look like? Better yet, tell me a story. Paint me a picture of that jargon in action. Tell me your story, because if you don't, you know someone who speaks at my level will. You probably don't want that. Let's talk about how to tell stories, share your successes and put the focus on what you want people to know about your schools.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 215
Time:Thursday 4/19 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:A Tale of Two Spaces: How Two Different Libraries Opened Makerspaces
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Library Media
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:High School
Description:Adding a Makerspace to your school is one of the top innovative ways to increase creativity and engagement. Learn how two librarians opened makerspaces in their respective schools. We each have different populations, spaces available, and different budgets. We'll talk about where we started, how we managed, and how to get your students and teachers pumped about the space.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 216
Time:Thursday 4/19 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

12:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Workshops

Title:The Plugged in Principal: The Tech that Makes it all ClickRegistration RequiredExtra Fee Required
Type:Workshop
Description:Let's face it.....leading in a 21st century learning environment can be a challenging task. This workshop is designed for the school administrator who wants to be "plugged in" and taking advantage of technology to enhance their leadership role in their building. Attendees of this workshop will be given a hands on learning opportunity to see how I choose to make technology a vital and important part of my leadership style at my school. In this workshop I want to help you explore different apps, programs, tools, and technology tips and tricks that I have found to be effective and innovative to help me be more effective in my school building. The goal of this workshop is that every administrator walks away from this session with something to take back to their school district to showcase to their teachers and students and blow their minds!
Presenter(s):
Location:Hilton Omaha, Herndon
Time:Thursday 4/19 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Title:Differentiation is a Journey!Registration RequiredExtra Fee Required
Type:Workshop
Description:Remember the "Wizard of Oz?" Working within this analogy, educators are much like Dorothy. Teachers, like Dorothy, travel along the yellow brick road of challenges and successes, constantly readjusting and adapting. Defining differentiation--the BRAIN, understanding the rationale and impact of effective differentiation--the HEART, and modeling the COURAGE to innovate and develop our digital and instructional tools. Join us on this journey!
Presenter(s):
Location:Hilton Omaha, Washington City
Time:Thursday 4/19 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM

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

Title:Learn to Code with iPad
Type:Featured
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, Ballroom A
Time:Thursday 4/19 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Let’s Get Creative! - How to Use Creation Based Apps in Your Classroom
Type:Featured
Description:Ads, Billboards, and Magazines, it seems the world has mastered the art of visual storytelling, and more importantly effective and engaging communication. The World Economic Forum says that by 2020 creativity will be one of the "10 skills you need to thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution". How are we preparing our students to visually communicate beyond powerpoint slides? Discover how Adobe Spark's simple and powerful app suite can prepare our students to master the art of visual communication through imagery, color, and text to develop a creative and visual foundation for their future.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom C
Time:Thursday 4/19 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Keyboarding Skills in the 21st Century? Yes, They Still Matter
Strand:Digital Citizenship, Distance/online Learning
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:http://www.keyboardingonline.com
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Keyboarding skills in the 21st century are essential to increase employment opportunities, improve productivity, and achieve common core standards. Topics highlighted are: 1) Why teach keyboarding? 2) Will the keyboard become obsolete? 3) How do I motivate keyboarding students? Learn how to help your students overcome hunting and pecking habits!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 201
Time:Thursday 4/19 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Stop the Regurgitation!
Strand:1:1, Cross Curriculum, Multimedia
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1as99uyaDmY2dXAeR0cq0BCQVvI6W6X4b1xuz3EXxOSI/edit?usp=sharing
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:No more regurgitation of random facts! In this session, we will share some of our favorite Web-based resources for engaging students in projects that "show they know" their understanding.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 202
Time:Thursday 4/19 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Infographics and Design 101BYOD Session
Strand:Administrative/planning, Staff Development, Web 2.0/Social Networking
Type:BYOD
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Newsletters, Infographics, and Social Media, oh my! The world has gone visual and your data and information sharing strategies need to keep up. Come learn about basic design techniques and tools for creating polished, professional communications and data displays. Tools will include Adobe Spark, Google Slides, Venngage, Canva, and Pixabay. Techniques will include font, color, spacing, graphics, master slides, and infographics.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 203
Time:Thursday 4/19 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:GEG Great Plains Demo Slam
Strand:Google Spotlight
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Join Mickie and Otis, moderators of the Google Educators Group Great Plains, for a Demo Slam. Who's got what it takes to make the audience ooooh and aaaah over the coolest, Googliest thing they can find?! Scores will be kept. A winner will be crowned.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 204
Time:Thursday 4/19 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Tech Integration in Higher Education
Type:Demonstration
Description:This session will cover:

Spencer Vogt
Assistant Professor of Education

Exploring Teacher’s and Student’s Perceptions of Digital Games in the Classroom -
A review of literature examines the current perceptions and attitudes of teachers and students about digital game-based learning in the classroom. Results indicate that teachers and students have a positive connotation towards DGBL. This research enriches the exploration of DGBL within the classroom and discusses possibilities for future research.

Briana Morrison
Assistant Professor

Programming Environments and Activities for Teachers -
An introduction to programming environments and activities for teachers ranging from absolute beginners to advanced programming, activities with and without computers.

Martonia Gaskill
Assistant Professor

Choice-Based Learning Framework -
This presentation has two objectives. The first one is to introduce a new instructional approach to online learning named, choice-based learning (CBL), to address the diverse learning needs of adult learners in online graduate courses. The second objective is to share preliminary findings of our one-year project of choice-based learning implementation in four online graduate courses at a midsize public university. The audience will learn about the framework and why choice based learning is relevant to online learning.

Michelle Friend
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

Preservice Teachers Learn Computational Thinking and Coding in a UNO Gen-Ed Math Course -
A new math course at UNO, Introduction to Mathematical and Computational Thinking, provides students an alternative to intermediate algebra to satisfy the gen-ed math requirement. The course, designed for non-STEM majors, uses the Bricklayer system (freely available at http://bricklayer.org) to teach coding with a focus on the analysis and representations of visual patterns which can be displayed in LEGO or Minecraft as well as 3D-printed. The course naturally prepares elementary education majors for subsequent math and technology content courses.

Koichi Sato
Doctoral Candidate

The Current State of Vocabulary Instructional Video Designs -
This is an investigation of extant online vocabulary videos for their instructional methods, structure, and pedagogic designs. The purpose of the study is to get a good picture of the trends for vocabulary video designs - i.e., what typical vocabulary teaching videos look like that have been produced relatively recently. The results of my preliminary research about the extant vocabulary videos motivated me to further investigate how different video designs will affect vocabulary learning outcomes, which is the focus of my dissertation that I am working on.

Peggy Moore
Director of E-Learning

Students as Creative Forces to Create Health Sciences Curriculum via E-Learning -
The "UNMC Student E-Learning Program" is for student and faculty teams to build interactive e-learning modules. The UNMC E-Learning Studio provides tools and e-learning instructional design consultation to build e-modules to enhance our health science programs curricula.
The E-Learning Studio is a maker space for e-learning development. It provides instructional design, and instructional technology support for creation of interactive, media-rich learning materials. Developers access the tools needed to create e-modules including Articulate Storyline 3, Camtasia Studio, Adobe Creative Cloud, an audio recording booth, and digital video and still cameras at no cost and available to all on campus.
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Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 205
Time:Thursday 4/19 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:I Didn't Know Adobe Photoshop Could Do That!
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Multimedia
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School
Description:Some of the greatest features of Photoshop might be missed by the casual user. See some overlooked but amazing features of Photoshop CC version that can expand creativity in student projects and let students illustrate their learning in new ways. Topics shown will include GIF animations, the video editing timeline, Puppet Warp and great tricks for selection tools--just to name a few.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 206
Time:Thursday 4/19 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Protecting Students from the Internet
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:This session will review how schools can take their security to the next level for web filtering, anti-virus, and secure wireless.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 207
Time:Thursday 4/19 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Digital Collaborations Across Schools: How to Build a Strong Online Writing Exchange
Strand:1:1, Distance/online Learning, Language Arts
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:https://english8201718.blogspot.com/
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School, Higher Education
Description:This presentation will explore an online writing exchange with suggestions for teachers interested in cross-institutional partnerships or digital peer review. An overview of the partnership and how digital tools are used in the exchange along with how to communicate expectations and collaborate for a successful online partnership will be discussed. Practical tools for helping students build positive relationships and offer constructive feedback online will be shared, followed by a discussion.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 208
Time:Thursday 4/19 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Connect. Engage. Share.
Strand:Conversation
Type:Conversation
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:This is not your typical sit & get session. Expand your network by connecting with peers, engage in meaningful and disruptive conversations, and share best practices in education through this conversation style session. Education hot topics will be scheduled, but we will let the power of conversation drive this session. Are you willing to connect, engage, and share?
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 209
Time:Thursday 4/19 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Practical Network Security
Strand:Computer Science, Technical Issues
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Advanced
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:This session is geared towards technology coordinators and directors. We will go over three main areas of security best practices: end-user, email, and firewall. These practices are the recommendation of technology assistance professionals at ESU 6 with over 50 years combined experience.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 210
Time:Thursday 4/19 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Empower Your Students to be Digital Leaders on Social Media
Strand:Digital Citizenship, Leadership, Web 2.0/Social Networking
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:http://classintercom.com
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:Learn how your school can start providing real world opportunities for students to engage in your school's story using social media. Break down the walls with your students around social media and help teach them how to create purposeful content. Build trust, model digital leadership and provide cross-curricular learning opportunities. See how Heather Callihan and the GINW Vikings have built a social media intern team to share their story!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 211
Time:Thursday 4/19 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:What’s New for iPad in Education
Type:Demonstration
Description:iPad is a powerful way to learn, and now iOS 11 delivers powerful new productivity tools. Explore the new Files app, the new Dock, intuitive multitasking, built-in screen recording, and new features in the Notes app. Learn about classroom workflows using the Classroom app, Apple apps, and more.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 212
Time:Thursday 4/19 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:The Walk Thru Made EasyBYOD Session
Strand:Administrative/planning, Leadership, Staff Development
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Make the walk thru timely, manageable, meaningful. We will use Google Forms and Autocrat to create an easy classroom walk thru document that is shared with your teachers and saved in your drive with the click of a button. I will provide a template and the how to. We will work together to build a walk thru that works for you. You can then customize it to fit your needs.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 213
Time:Thursday 4/19 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:HackBusters
Strand:Conversation, Digital Citizenship, Staff Development
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Novice
Web Site:https://goo.gl/Y928GI
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Online personal security and privacy is not a matter of dealing with evil spirits or the paranormal. Join the conversation about understanding the threats and how each of us can learn to be a "HackBuster"!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 214
Time:Thursday 4/19 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:From Then to Now; Lincoln's Journey to Transform Teaching and Learning
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Description:Lincoln Public Schools has been on a multi-year journey that has brought about drastic changes in terms of students' access to technology tools and how teachers use those tools with students. Come learn about the impact of this transformation, what we've learned, and where we are heading. Information regarding the League of Innovative Schools will also be shared.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 215
Time:Thursday 4/19 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Title:Personalize Learning in Elementary Libraries
Strand:Library Media
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:During this session, we will explore five elements of personalized learning that align with the Future Ready Libraries Framework and the new AASL Standards. Participants will leave this session with examples and ideas on making data informed decisions, providing voice and choice opportunities, knowing their students, and having flexible groups, mindsets, and space. These elements help transform libraries, ensure independence, and critical thinking.
Presenter(s):
  • Presenter: Kelly Kenny Westside Community Schools- Hillside Elementary
  • Co-Presenter: Alex Essen Westside Community Schools- Prairie Lane
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 216
Time:Thursday 4/19 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Vendor Break


2:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Workshops

Title:Apps and Games for the Students to Enjoy MathematicsRegistration RequiredExtra Fee Required
Type:Workshop
Description:Come and play apps and games in this interactive workshop. Apps and games can be used to engage students in a learning environment that is fun and motivating. Once introduced, centers can be created using these resources to build skills and differentiate learning for a wide range of students. During this hands on session, not only will you get to play games, a format for centers or station rotation will be shared that you can take back to your classroom. Target audience, teachers in grades 2-8. https://lvermaas.wikispaces.com/
Presenter(s):
Location:Hilton Omaha, Herndon
Time:Thursday 4/19 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Title:Dive into Coding with RoboticsRegistration RequiredExtra Fee Required
Type:Workshop
Description:Want to explore how fun and easy it is to bring coding alive with robots? Come and play with Dash and Dot from Wonder Workshop and Beebots from Terrapinlogo during this fun-filled, hands-on workshop. Participants will learn how to program various robots and discover ways to incorporate math and science into engaging activities. Project ideas, lessons, and templates for lessons will be shared! This workshop is geared for elementary teachers who would like to bring computer science and robotics into their classrooms.
Presenter(s):
Location:Hilton Omaha, Rome
Time:Thursday 4/19 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

2:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Session 5

Title:Google You Might not Know About
Type:Featured
Description:Part interesting / silly stories as well as resource discovery. In this session you will discover some of Google’s more obscure apps, sites and solutions. You will also hear some stories about Google’s early days, hear some fun Google stories as well as discove some of the unique things about the company.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom A
Time:Thursday 4/19 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Title:Coding Your Story - How Coding can Help Empower Writers in the Elementary Classroom
Type:Featured
Description:Coding is not just a process, but a language and means of communication. When considering its role in education, it is often siloed as an after-school program, or isolated as an independent course. While these approaches can have a positive impact on students, it does not give all students access and opportunities to discover coding's role in their learning and life. Come learn how I developed a course that synthesizes coding and writers workshop in the elementary classroom. Beyond the benefits and skills gained through coding, it allows the writing process to become visual and hands-on, giving students a completely new way to develop their writing and coding literacies. Without question, coding will have a role in our students future, and it is up to us to empower them today for tomorrow.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom C
Time:Thursday 4/19 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Title:Connected Classroom: True Collaboration that Leads to Teaching and LearningBYOD Session
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Web Site:https://www.ciscospark.com/downloads.html
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Empower and engage with the use of collaboration tools that will enhance your learning environment and change the culture of your school. This session will explore how Cisco Spark can be used in teaching and learning environments and in administration so that students, teachers, and parents are connected. Download Cisco Spark today from your app store and come to this session prepared to collaborate.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 201
Time:Thursday 4/19 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Title:Building Word Wizards with Creation AppsBYOD Session
Strand:BYOD, Cross Curriculum, Language Arts
Type:BYOD
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:Use the power of iPad to transform students into vocabulary wizards in the K-12 classroom. Learn about 10 creation apps that will move your students from consumers to creators and empower them to expand their word wizard skills. Walk away with ideas and apps to use immediately in your classroom. Bring your iPad and create some 'magic' along with us.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 202
Time:Thursday 4/19 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Title:Transform Your Classroom with Nearpod: Engage, Motivate, and Excite Your Students!
Description:Imagine a classroom with 100% participation, where the teacher receives instantaneous feedback and real-time reports. Imagine students excited about their learning and empowered to participate. Join us to discover how you too can transform your student's learning through the use of interactive hands-on lesson content with features such as VR, 3-D Objects, Sways, and much more! You will also receive digital resources for continued discovery!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 203
Time:Thursday 4/19 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Title:How to use NEW Google Sites to Communicate with Your Students and ParentsBYOD Session
Strand:Cross Curriculum
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:The NEW Google Sites provides a FREE, easy to use, and a visually appealing site to promote learning and collaboration between teachers, students, and parents. In this session, teachers will learn to create a website using NEW Google Sites (it's easier than you think!) for your classroom. We will show different possible uses for Sites and how to utilize it to communicate with your students and parents.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 204
Time:Thursday 4/19 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Title:Supercharge Meetings with Google Tools
Strand:Leadership, Staff Development
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Stop the madness! Meetings wasting your time? Meetings should be a learning and productive experience. Make the most out of your time by incorporating research-proven collaborative strategies leveraging, Google Docs, and Google Calendar.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 205
Time:Thursday 4/19 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Title:OneNote Staff Notebook: Take Your Staff to the Top of the Class
Strand:Administrative/planning
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Need a more efficient way to provide lesson plan feedback, observations,
or evaluations? OneNote Staff Notebook, is an app for Office 365 that lets administration and staff save time, become more organized and collaborate more effectively. Because OneNote is free and on every platform and every device, you can access your Staff Notebook from anywhere. Come discover the power of Staff OneNote.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 206
Time:Thursday 4/19 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Title:How a Nebraska School District Built a Successful Reading Culture
Strand:Digital Citizenship, Library Media, Multimedia
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:https://www.renaissance.com/products/practice/accelerated-reader-360/
Grade Levels:Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:Dr. Randall Gilson with South Central Unified School District and his team have built a true reading culture in their district using Accelerated Reader 360. Learn more about how they achieved phenomenal reading growth and generated an excitement to read both fiction and nonfiction across their district.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 207
Time:Thursday 4/19 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Title:Using Online Tools to Conference Grade
Strand:Assessment, Language Arts
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:High School
Description:This is a demonstration presentation that will demonstrate the use of screencasting technology (Screencastify, in this case) along with Google Docs and Google tools to carry out student-led conference writing and grading of essays. This approach is more meaningful to the student and gives him or her detailed, timely feedback that can be used during and beyond the drafting and revision processes.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 208
Time:Thursday 4/19 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Title:Preparing Teachers for Innovative Schooling
Strand:Administrative/planning, Conversation, Staff Development
Type:Conversation
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:School leaders have indicated a challenge in finding and retaining effective teachers in innovative settings, whether it is project-based learning, virtual, hybrid, or international. Traditional teacher education programs are not providing the skills and dispositions needed in innovative settings. We are inviting you to share your expertise as we re-imagine what innovative educator preparation looks like to meet the needs of the variety of new learning settings.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 209
Time:Thursday 4/19 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Title:Are You Smarter than a Tech Coordinator?
Strand:Technical Issues
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Advanced
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Are you smarter than a tech coordinator?
Cause there's gonna be a test later.
Grab your laptop and a network cable,
To see if you are really able.

Come join this trivia style session to test your tech knowledge and learn something new along the way.

Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 210
Time:Thursday 4/19 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Title:Protecting Student Privacy: 5 Things Teachers Can Do
Strand:Digital Citizenship
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:https://www.commonsense.org/education/privacy
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Do you know how the apps you're using use and share student information? Learn how to navigate Common Sense's privacy evaluations and the implications for your school. Discuss the importance of privacy and data use for educators. Share practices at your school and learn from others. This session is for classroom teachers and administrators.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 211
Time:Thursday 4/19 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Title:What’s New from Apple
Type:Demonstration
Description:Come join us to discuss the latest in managing Apple Devices in Education. We will take a look at the latest features from Apple and how you can take advantage of these features to help your deployments go smoothly.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 212
Time:Thursday 4/19 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Title:Leveraging Tech to Create Alternate Reality Games in the ELA Classroom
Strand:1:1, Language Arts, Multimedia
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School
Description:Beyond XP and badges lies an immersive game experience that invites learners into an alternate reality as a character confronting themes and ethical dilemmas in a fictional narrative designed to mirror the story in any given novel. This session will explore how video, Google Suite, social media, backchannels, and Breakout EDU principles collectively can blur the lines between the classroom and the adventure that awaits in a fictional alternate reality.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 213
Time:Thursday 4/19 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Title:Using Technology to Promote Social-Emotional Learning
Strand:Conversation, Music/Fine Arts, Staff Development
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Come discuss the hot button topic of social-emotional learning. Learn how technology can play a part in teaching students self-regulation techniques. Experience a mindfulness activity in the midst of a great conference.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 214
Time:Thursday 4/19 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Title:Becoming a Connected Administrator
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Administrators set the culture of innovation in our schools. Learn how your mindset and decisions to promote collaboration and technology in your school impacts teachers as well as student learning. In this session you'll get specific ideas on how to promote innovation amongst your staff.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 215
Time:Thursday 4/19 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Title:Engaging Readers with #booksnaps
Strand:Language Arts, Library Media, Web 2.0/Social Networking
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:Do your students use Snapchat constantly? What if we could use it for good? Come to this session to see how we combined the love of snapping with literacy. We will show you how we took the concepts of snapping to have readers demonstrate their deeper understanding of literature.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 216
Time:Thursday 4/19 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

3:45 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Session 6

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:Creation Tools for Both Teachers and Students
Type:Featured
Description:This session will overview some of the coolest BYOD content creation tools available today. Video creation, book creation, web creation, 3D creation, Virtual Reality creation and some plain ole fun avatar creation tools will be discussed and demonstrated.The majority of the creation tools covered can work from Elementary up to High School and also work for the teacher in the classroom.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom A
Time:Thursday 4/19 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Title:Students Teaching Students - How to Facilitate Student Learning Through Publishing
Type:Featured
Description:The true test of understanding is your ability to convey concepts and information to another and have them understand and apply their newfound knowledge. We call this teaching. Why then are our students not challenged to use their educational experience to do the same? In today's world where a billion people can learn to tie their shoes via a six-year-old on Youtube, and anyone can because a teacher or instructor through their social media platform of choice, we need to empower our students to take their learning and package it into a product that doesn't simply assess their own understanding but can be used as a vehicle for others to gain value from as well. In this session, you will learn how to plan and scale learning experiences that promote student facilitation of learning to their peers as a form of engagement and assessment.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom C
Time:Thursday 4/19 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Title:Virtual Reality in the Classroom
Strand:Computer Science, Math, Multimedia
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Elementary, Middle Level, High School
Description:This session will contain a way that virtual reality can be brought into a classroom and how it can impact students. We will cover the best practices to ensure that it is a great tool for teachers moving forward. Beatrice Schools will talk about how they implemented this approach and what they are seeing as results.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 201
Time:Thursday 4/19 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Title:BlendEd Best Practices: Educators
Strand:Conversation, Distance/online Learning
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:In this session, participants will have focused discussions around best practices in blended learning. This session is offered in collaboration with the ESUCC/NCSA BlendEd Pilot project. Though, participation in the BlendEd Pilot is not required to join us. Attendees will meet, network, and collaborate.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 202
Time:Thursday 4/19 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Title:Google ClassroomBYOD Session
Strand:Assessment, Cross Curriculum, Distance/online Learning
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Google Classroom from start to end. Come create a 'classroom' of your own and see the teacher and student view. Learn how to use Google Classroom and how it can organize your students quickly and efficiently. We will also show/give examples of use in special education to organize students and allow teachers to access accommodations, professional development and more! For ALL teachers to check out!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 203
Time:Thursday 4/19 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Title:If I Can Do It, so Can You...
Strand:Google Spotlight, Leadership, Staff Development
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:What happens when teachers decide they want to empower students? They go Google! Members of CHS staff share the story of how they each achieved Google certification and led their school in adopting basic tools which provide a better learning environment for all CHS students. This 10 member team were not all tech rock-stars. The least technical teacher now says, "If I can do it, so can you."
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, Ballroom 204
Time:Thursday 4/19 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Title:Now that We Have the Internet, Do We Even Need School Librarians?
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Language Arts, Library Media
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Novice
Web Site:http://www.ala.org/aasl/standards/revision
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:We need school librarians now, more than ever! Join school library leaders as they unpack the NEW (November, 2017) American Association of School Librarians (AASL) standards for students and the library profession. Presenters will align the new standards with the current library landscape, technology integration and national educational movements.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 205
Time:Thursday 4/19 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Title:Microsoft Applications and Tools to Help K-12 and Beyond
Strand:Assistive Technology, Computer Science, Multimedia
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:https://mix.office.com/watch/1u3l24luw6hnh
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:It will be a training session showcasing Microsoft Office 365. These applications
are free to K-12 Students and Teachers. I will also explain why students need to know how to use Microsoft applications. Interesting fact: the Top 20 most required skills across all occupations in an IDC Study in 2016: Microsoft Office was #4 and Microsoft PowerPoint was #16! There is a need, come and find out more about these free applications!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 206
Time:Thursday 4/19 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Title:Inclusion Tips for Google Suite
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Intermediate
Web Site:http://www.kurzweiledu.com
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Next generation web tools can help struggling learners – Nimble web apps can read digital text aloud to students; assist them to gain meaning from the content with dictionary definitions, translations and study guides; and ultimately allow them to express what they have learned by completing worksheets, tests, and written assignments with the ability to circle answers, fill-in-the-blanks, or a writing path.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 207
Time:Thursday 4/19 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Title:Connecting Your Classroom to the World
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Conversation, Distance/online Learning
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Web Site:http://bbednar.wordpress.com
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:Distance learning enrichment connections will be discussed, utilizing a variety of resource sites. Lessons include classroom collaborations, scheduled virtual events, and speakers, such as Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo, Durham Museum, the National Park System, Football and Baseball Halls of Fame, medical sites. Lifesize, Zoom, Skype, and Google Hangout connections will be discussed, promoting a network of educators using virtual trips.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 208
Time:Thursday 4/19 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Title:Technology Integration Specialist (TIS) Group Meeting
Type:Meeting
Description:Are you responsible for technology integration in your district? Join the NETA sponsored Technology Integration Specialist Group to discuss issues related to best practices in teaching with technology.
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 209
Time:Thursday 4/19 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 210
Time:Thursday 4/19 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Title:Fake News: Teaching Media LiteracyBYOD Session
Strand:Digital Citizenship, Library Media
Type:BYOD
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School
Description:"Fake news" is in the news, making determining fact from fiction harder than ever! Participants in this session will learn how they can empower students to be critical readers of digital content. Participants will walk away with a media literacy lesson they can use with students the very next day as well as digital tools, games, and sites to support curiosity and critical examination of online content.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 211
Time:Thursday 4/19 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Title:Get Organized!
Strand:Cross Curriculum, Web 2.0/Social Networking
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:All Levels
Description:How do you manage all your files, bookmarks, links, and information you use daily, weekly, or just every now and then? Are you in fear of your computer crashing and losing everything? We will take a look at many free tools available to get everything organized. And, most importantly, don’t be tied to a specific computer. Access all this information from anywhere on any computer/device!
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 213
Time:Thursday 4/19 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Title:Programming Circuit Boards
Strand:Computer Science, Technical Issues
Type:Demonstration
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Middle Level, High School, Higher Education
Description:There are so many circuit boards available for programming. We will look at several popular platforms including Micro:bit, Arduino, Lilypad, Adafruit Circuit Playground, and more. The goal is to explain these different platforms, highlight their strengths, and discuss which might be best used for different skill levels.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 214
Time:Thursday 4/19 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Title:Creating and Embracing Innovative Thinking in Middle School
Type:Demonstration
Audience:All
Grade Levels:Middle Level
Description:Lincoln Public Schools principals from Goodrich and Moore Middle school share their work to create and pilot new structures and ideas to bring innovative thinking to middles school students. The Principals will discuss the rationale behind the changes and share how an existing middle school and new middle school have combined talents to create new opportunities for students and teachers.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 215
Time:Thursday 4/19 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Title:Technology Adventures in the Elementary Library with GooseChaseBYOD Session
Strand:BYOD, Library Media
Type:BYOD
Audience:Novice
Grade Levels:Elementary
Description:Engaging elementary students in the library. Not your standard approach to reviewing topics in the library. One media specialist’s journey using GooseChase. To take student learning beyond the walls of the library.
Presenter(s):
Location:CenturyLink Center Omaha, 216
Time:Thursday 4/19 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM



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