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Daily Schedule - Wednesday, April 18, 2018


9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Workshops

Title:Introduction to PrototypingRegistration RequiredExtra Fee Required
Type:Workshop
Description:The NETA workshop hosted in the Center of Advanced and Emerging Technologies will focus on exposing participants to real world applications of equipment in the Prototype Design Lab. Participants will have the opportunity to create designs that will be fabricated in the real world using Laser cutters and a UV printer. Participants will also have the opportunity to use the Virtual Reality Lab and experience a new way to learn.

*This workshop is being presented twice at the NETA conference.

Presenter(s):
  • Presenter: Ryan Bumstead Center of Advanced and Emerging Technologies
Location:Center of Advanced and Emerging Technologies, (Offsite - 5300 N 30th Street, Omaha),
Center of Advanced and Emerging Technologies, (Offsite - 5300 N 30th Street, Omaha),
Time:Wednesday 4/18 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wednesday 4/18 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Title:Selfies and Photoshop for Inspired Classroom ProjectsRegistration RequiredExtra Fee Required
Type:Workshop
Description:Kids use selfies as a way of communicating and to express themselves. See how students can use selfies or other pictures of themselves with Photoshop for creative and fun projects to support concepts in almost any curricular area.

*Participants will need to have a laptop computer (Windows or Mac) with Photoshop CSS, CS6 or Creative Cloud version installed. 7-day trial downloads available at http://adobe.com

Presenter(s):
Location:Hilton Omaha, Herndon
Time:Wednesday 4/18 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Title:Share Your Story - Become a Presentation Rockstar!Registration RequiredExtra Fee Required
Type:Workshop
Description:We’ve all been there, in the audience watching a generic PowerPoint presentation and being bored out of our minds! It doesn't have to be that way! Whether it’s presenting to a classroom, sharing at a conference, giving an update to the school board, or creating flipped classroom materials, presentations are everywhere. Let’s make them ROCK!

In this workshop you will learn and practice how to create a presentation that will engage your audience and help them remember your message.

Workshop Goals:
1- Experience how to use storytelling techniques to create a powerful message.
2- Gain hands-on experience with creating impactful slides.
3- Discover free and low cost resources to use with Keynote, PowerPoint or Google Slides.

Presenter(s):
  • Presenter: Matt Lee Westside Community Schools
Location:Hilton Omaha, Washington City
Time:Wednesday 4/18 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Title:Supplementing (or Supplanting!) Your Textbooks with OERRegistration RequiredExtra Fee Required
Type:Workshop
Description:Teachers have long searched for supplemental materials for their purchased textbooks. In the last 36 months, the US Department of Education’s Office of EdTech has championed the use of openly-licensed educational resources (OERs) through their #GoOpen initiative. This workshop will help teachers understand #GoOpen, OERs, and how it will help their school districts. Participants will leave with resources and ideas on how to spread the knowledge in their districts.

*Participants will need to bring an internet-connected device to the workshop

Website for session: https://sites.google.com/lewiscentral.org/neta18goopenworkshop

Presenter(s):
  • Presenter: Josh Allen Lewis Central Community Schools
Location:Hilton Omaha, Cozzens
Time:Wednesday 4/18 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Title:Join Fortinet for a Hands-on Tech Refresher at NETA!Registration RequiredExtra Fee Required
Type:Workshop
Description:During the refresher, attendees will learn how Fortinet technology is positioned to help reduce complexity with end-to-end consolidated network and wireless access security, how IT resources can be leveraged with centralized security management for endpoint, firewall, wireless, and WAN connectivity and how to deliver security proven solutions validated by independent third-party testing like NSS Labs.

Each participant will have the ability to train with their own set of gear including a FortiGate, FortiSwitch and FortiAP. We will cover: FortiLink FortiSwitch Deployment, FortiSwitch VLAN Configuration, FortiAP Deployment, FortiAP SSID and Security Configuration and FortiGate Policies.

*Please note this event will be a lab training format. Be sure to bring a laptop with wired ethernet port.

Presenter(s):
Location:Hilton Omaha, Rome
Time:Wednesday 4/18 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Workshops

Title:Google for Education Admins Best PracticesRegistration RequiredExtra Fee Required
Type:Workshop
Description:A four hour workshop that consists of a comprehensive review of the Admin Console. This will include best practices for managing users, groups, and services. We will also look briefly at third party tools which will make the domain administrator’s life much easier while also offering better protection for your domain.
Presenter(s):
  • Presenter: Lance Lennon Eagle Grove Community School District
Location:Hilton Omaha, Rome
Time:Wednesday 4/18 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Workshops

Title:Googley Over Google SitesRegistration RequiredExtra Fee Required
Type:Workshop
Description:New Google Sites has the ease of drag and drop Google files (Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms, Charts). You can embed maps, YouTube videos, calendars and more. The themes rock, you can even collaborate to let others edit a site. Come make your own site today!
Presenter(s):
Location:Hilton Omaha, Herndon
Time:Wednesday 4/18 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Title:Fun Formative AssessmentRegistration RequiredExtra Fee Required
Type:Workshop
Description:Who says assessment has to be boring? Get the data you need to drive your instruction and have fun while doing it. This workshop will highlight a number of FREE FUN formative assessment tools. Participants will get a chance to interact with the tools as students and then create assessments they can use in their own classrooms on Monday.
Presenter(s):
Location:Hilton Omaha, Washington City
Time:Wednesday 4/18 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Title:Create and Innovate with KeynoteRegistration RequiredExtra Fee Required
Type:Workshop
Description:If you thought Keynote was used simply to create slideshows, you will be amazed! See creative applications of Apple's Keynote app (Mac or iOS) through coding, storytelling, portfolios, animation, holograms and more. All ideas are simple enough for beginners, yet you will walk away from this workshop as a Keynote expert. Apply innovative ideas to do more with something you already have: Apple's Keynote.
Presenter(s):
Location:Hilton Omaha, Cozzens
Time:Wednesday 4/18 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Workshops

Title:Introduction to PrototypingRegistration RequiredExtra Fee Required
Type:Workshop
Description:The NETA workshop hosted in the Center of Advanced and Emerging Technologies will focus on exposing participants to real world applications of equipment in the Prototype Design Lab. Participants will have the opportunity to create designs that will be fabricated in the real world using Laser cutters and a UV printer. Participants will also have the opportunity to use the Virtual Reality Lab and experience a new way to learn.

*This workshop is being presented twice at the NETA conference.

Presenter(s):
  • Presenter: Ryan Bumstead Center of Advanced and Emerging Technologies
Location:Center of Advanced and Emerging Technologies, (Offsite - 5300 N 30th Street, Omaha),
Center of Advanced and Emerging Technologies, (Offsite - 5300 N 30th Street, Omaha),
Time:Wednesday 4/18 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wednesday 4/18 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Title:Spark Some Student Creativity by Smashing these FREE Adobe AppsRegistration RequiredExtra Fee Required
Type:Workshop
Description:These free apps for laptops, Chromebooks, and mobile devices are amazingly cool and simple to use. Use Spark Post, Spark Page and Spark Video separately or smash them together to let students express themselves visually to become creative communicators!
*Participants will need to have a laptop computer (Windows or Mac) with current version browser (Chrome preferred), or an Apple iPad with the free Spark apps installed (Post, Video and Page). The preferred environment for the Page app might be a laptop and browser, so participants may want to optionally bring both devices (laptop and iPad).
Presenter(s):
Location:Hilton Omaha, Herndon
Time:Wednesday 4/18 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Title:Level Up Your Classroom with Gamification & GBLRegistration RequiredExtra Fee Required
Type:Workshop
Description:Every year, more teachers clamor behind the power of games in the classroom, and it’s time you joined the tribe and leveled up the engagement and excitement in your classroom. In this session, we’ll clarify the difference between game-based learning and gamification and how each can make a dynamite difference in your classroom. Workshop time will include brainstorming and planning game design to implement your own ideas for theme, characters and game mechanics into your classroom. We’ll also share plenty of resources and games that you can start using tomorrow!
Presenter(s):
Location:Hilton Omaha, Washington City
Time:Wednesday 4/18 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Title:Leveraging Office 365 in a 21st Century ClassroomRegistration RequiredExtra Fee Required
Type:Workshop
Description:Learn how to create, share and collaborate in real-time with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. We will explore ways in which you can organize class materials and prepare assignments with handwritten text, web content, even audio and video from your devices. Then, easily collaborate with students and colleagues, giving them individual support in private notebooks within Class Notebook. Use Sway to create interactive lessons and spark student creativity. Explore the newest feature Teams, which brings conversations, content, and apps together in one place.
Presenter(s):
  • Presenter: John Strohm Papillion LaVista Community Schools
Location:Hilton Omaha, Cozzens
Time:Wednesday 4/18 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Title:Programming and Physical Computing with the BBC Micro:bitRegistration RequiredExtra Fee Required
Type:Workshop
Description:The BBC purchased micro:bits for every grade 7 student in Britain. This affordable microcontroller can be programmed in many languages including blockly, Java, and micropython. Micro:bits have opened the door for teachers to introduce programming to students at a younger age and move experienced programmers into the world of physical computing. In this hands on workshop, participants will get an overview of the micro:bit and will walk away with tips, tricks, and ideas on how to implement this instructional tool into their lessons.
Presenter(s):
Location:Hilton Omaha, Rome
Time:Wednesday 4/18 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM



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