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Tuesday, June 16
 

7:30am

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Tuesday June 16, 2015 7:30am - 4:30pm
Reardon-Lobby

8:15am

Inspire Innovation by Fostering Collaboration and Creativity
Speakers
avatar for Brad Waid

Brad Waid

Keynote Speaker, 2guys with ipads
Brad Waid, is an energetic and passionate educator who inspires educational change through technology and Augmented Reality.  Brad Waid is a highly sought after speaker who engages his audience with his passion, humor, mind-blowing demonstrations all while sharing the power of technology and how it can transform the way we learn, teach and lead. He is an industry leader in Educational Technology and in Augmented Reality. Brad is an expert in... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 8:15am - 9:30am
Reardon Auditorium Reardon Auditorium

9:45am

Technology in the Secondary Special Education Classroom
An introduction to utilizing technology with secondary students with disabilities, which will include apps such as Prezi, Animoto, and Evernote.  

Speakers
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Elizabeth Wagner

Special Education Teacher, Elwood Jr./Sr. High School
Elizabeth Wagner has taught for twenty-seven years, in grades kindergarten through high school, special education and general education. She has taught in South Carolina, Indiana, Japan, England, and the Netherlands. She has taken several classes through Five Star Technology. Elizabeth graduated with a B.S. in Elementary Education from Ball State University and an M.A. in Special Education from Ball State University. Elizabeth... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
Hartung 255 Hartung Hall

9:45am

Student Generated Digital Newsletters for Parents
Tired of typing a weekly or monthly newsletter? This session will show you how to have your students create a digital newsletter using a recording device and Microsoft Windows Maker for all of your parents to see. 

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Hersberger

Meghan Hersberger

1st Grade Teacher, Frankton Elementary School
Meghan Hersberger currently works at Frankton Elementary where she has taught first grade for five years, kindergarten for one year, and preschool for two years. She obtained her BA from Ball State University in Elementary Education and her MA in Elementary Education as well. She is currently a member of the Frankton-Lapel Community School Technology Team. Meghan uses a weekly digital newsletter to communicate with her stakeholders.
avatar for Cera Storey

Cera Storey

First grade teacher, Frankton-Lapel Community Schools
Cera Storey has been a primary teacher at Frankton Elementary for the past three years. She attended Indiana University for her BA in Elementary Education with a concentration in Language Art and has her MA in Curriculum and Instruction. She is a technology advocate in her local school system and strives to create digital learners everyday in her classroom. In the final semester of her Master's Degree, Cera completed a research study that... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
Hartung 116 Hartung Hall

9:45am

45 Google Tools in 45 Minutes
Every teacher needs a belt with plenty of tools for use. This session will focus on apps and tools for activity, creativity, and productivity.

Speakers
avatar for Robbie Grimes

Robbie Grimes

Owner, EdTechZone
Whether it’s helping users understand the collaborative power of Google Apps for Education, building lessons in a school’s learning management system, or helping students, teachers, and parents recognize the importance of Digital Citizenship, Robbie Grimes’ passion lies in helping children and adults become better learners and consumers of information through the use of technology. Robbie believes that to be successful, learners must have... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
Hartung 104 Hartung Hall

9:45am

Finding Primary Sources
Find free primary sources for your classroom through Library of Congress, Indiana Memory, and other locations. Digital photos, documents, teaching resources, maps, games, and graphics are waiting to be discovered. The time will be used in finding and previewing resources you can use in your classroom. Bring a laptop.  

Speakers
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Ronald V. Morris

Ball State University
Ronald V. Morris, Ph.D. is a professor in the Department of History at Ball State University. He creates books, articles, video games, artifact kits, textbooks, phone apps, primary source kits, museum exhibits, and curriculum.


Tuesday June 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
Hartung 159 Hartung Hall

9:45am

Google Classroom
Speakers
DC

Donna Caudill

Lapel H.S.
Donna Caudill has taught for twenty-eight years. She currently teaches AP/Dual Credit 105 and Dual credit 107 Biology Teacher at Lapel High School. She has been using Google Classroom the past year and believe it is a great site for students to use. The program is especially helpful for students for assignments and review, as well as being very teacher friendly.


Tuesday June 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
Hartung 103 Hartung Hall

9:45am

Google Docs Suite: Basics
Participants will learn how to:

Use Google Docs to help students write collaboratively
Give feedback to students in various ways to improve the writing process
Research within Google Docs
Use offline mode to create and edit documents

All participants should have a Google account set up prior to the session. The session will be in a lab, so that participants may use their own device or the computers in this lab. 

Speakers
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Mark Hall

Mark Hall has received his Ed.S., MAE, BS degrees from Ball State University. He currently serves as the principal of Pendleton Heights High School. From 2006 - 2010 he was the assistant principal at  Pendleton Heights High School, and from 2002 - 2006 he was the | assistant principal at Pendleton Heights Middle School. Hall was a teacher at  Delta Middle School from 1998-2002, and a teacher at Southern Wells High School from 1997-1998... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
Decker 347 Decker Hall

9:45am

Intro to Twitter
What is this Twitter thing all about?  Learn the basics of Twitter in this hands-on learning opportutnity.  Explore how to use Twitter in the classroom and the most important question, "What is a hashtag?"  You'll tweeting in no time!!!!!

eLEAD Leadership Team
avatar for Ryan Glaze

Ryan Glaze

Assistant Superintendent, Anderson Community Schools
A 24 year educator, Ryan is Assistant Superintendent at Anderson Community School Corporation. Ryan spent 10 years in the classroom and 14 years in administration.  Ryan holds three degrees from Ball State University a Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, and Education Specialist.  He is currently persuing his Education Doctorate at Ball State University.  Ryan believes in life-long learning and loves to see learning at work!


Tuesday June 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
Hartung 321 Hartung Hall

9:45am

Mac Tips & Tricks
In this session we will look at the Mac and explore all the things you didn’t realize it could do. We’ll also go over resources that you will find helpful when incorporating technology into your curriculum.

Speakers
TI

Tracy Ingersoll

Account Executive, Apple


Tuesday June 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
Hartung 166 Hartung Hall

9:45am

Productivity on iPad (Keynote and Numbers)
In this session, we will explore apps for creating, editing, handing-in, and handing-out documents.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Wheetley

Eric Wheetley

Systems Engineer, Apple
I have been implementing and supporting technology in education environments for 20 years. | I've been a Systems Engineer at Apple for the past 10 years, serving education institutions throughout Indiana. | I specialize in large deployments, device management, wireless technologies, App development and technology integration. | | I'm passionate about technology, education, mobile devices, music, mountain biking and science fiction! | I'm... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
Hartung 102 Hartung Hall

9:45am

Using Primary Sources for Interdisciplinary Literacy: Math, Science & Technical Subjects
Evaluate, examine, and brainstorm topic-specific, content informed lessons that integrate primary sources for interdisciplinary literacy. Katie demonstrates effective instructional practices within the context of the state standards. Whether you teach math, science, or other technical subjects, you'll collect strategies you can use tomorrow.

Speakers
avatar for Katie McKnight

Katie McKnight

Distinguished Professor of Research, National Louis University
Dr. McKnight is an author, educator and consultant. Her career in education began as a high school English teacher in the Chicago Public School system more than 25 years ago. She received her B.A. degree from George Washington University, her M.Ed. from Northeastern Illinois University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She currently serves as a Distinguished Professor of Research at National Louis University. McKnight... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
Decker 133 Decker Hall

9:45am

Agile Mind for Algebra and Geometry
Agile Mind is an online curriculum that is applications based. Students learn why they need to know concepts and then practice skills. Interactive screens engage students. Assessments are similar to the PARCC assessments and the new Indiana assessments.  

Speakers
avatar for Becky Kilgore

Becky Kilgore

AP Calculus Teacher, School Town of Speeway
Becky Kilgore graduated from Butler University with BA in mathematics. She taught for one year at Brownsburg HS, and has been at Speedway HS for over thirty-five years. Mrs. Kilgore has been teaching algebra with Agile Mind for five years, and geometry with Agile Mind for four years. She is semi-retired and  currently teaching AP Calculus. As department chair Mrs. Kilgore led the department through changes in curriculum, instruction, and... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
Hardacre 138 Hardacre Hall

9:45am

Science Olympiad-Team Standards Based Education
This will be a hands on opportunity to learn how to bring exciting standards based science to your classroom or school system. Science Olympiad has programs for the elementary school, the middle school, and the high school. Businesses and Colleges look for evidence of participation in Science Olympiad on the resume when considering jobs and acceptance. 

Speakers
avatar for Linda (Lin) Wozniewski

Linda (Lin) Wozniewski

Lecturer, Indiana University Northwest
Lin Wozniewski is a lecturer at Indiana University Northwest with a dual appointment in the Chemistry and Physics departments. She is Chairman of the Chemistry Rules Committee for National Science Olympiad and Executive Director of Science Olympiad in Indiana. She is the National Forensics Event Supervisor, and helps run numerous regional and invitational tournaments. She also runs a FIRST Lego League Indiana Qualifying Tournament, the Calumet... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
Hartung 218 Hartung Hall

9:45am

Augmented Reality
Speakers
avatar for Brad Waid

Brad Waid

Keynote Speaker, 2guys with ipads
Brad Waid, is an energetic and passionate educator who inspires educational change through technology and Augmented Reality.  Brad Waid is a highly sought after speaker who engages his audience with his passion, humor, mind-blowing demonstrations all while sharing the power of technology and how it can transform the way we learn, teach and lead. He is an industry leader in Educational Technology and in Augmented Reality. Brad is an expert in... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
Hartung 101 Hartung Hall

9:45am

Destiny Library Manager and Classroom Connections
Destiny Library Manager/Classroom Connections

• Universal Search: streamlined view of OPAC to engage students
• OneSearch: View all resources in a single search
• Bridge the gap in classroom materials using eBooks
• Help your district create a 21st Century learning environment
• Support teachers in transforming instruction - utilizing technology in the classroom 

Speakers
CD

Connie Devries

Connie Devries is a consultant for Follett School Solutions.


Tuesday June 16, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
Hartung 365 Hartung Hall

9:45am

Flubaroo: Making Your Life Easier
Flubaroo is a Google Drive plugin that allows you to automatically grade and graph data obtained from any Google Sheets activity. This powerful plugin will make your life easier by reducing time that you will be worried about grading and increasing the time you will spend with your students.

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Pruitt

Jesse Pruitt

Social Studies Teacher, Frankton Lapel Community Schools
Jesse Pruitt graduated from Ball State University in 2014. Pruitt currently teaches Social Studies at Frankton Jr. Sr. High School. While at Frankton Pruitt has assisted in teaching other teachers how to utilize technology in their classrooms on a day-to-day basis.


Tuesday June 16, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
Hartung 274 Hartung Hall

9:45am

How to Globalize Your Classroom
Copy and paste the link below to see what I hope to present at the eLead conference!

https://animoto.com/play/9SybSNxtMp1VX9OJS1qwGw

Learn how to use technology to globalize your classroom through applications such as Mystery Skype, Padlet, audioBoom, Animoto, Kidblog, & QR codes. See actual examples & student work as Shawn Churchill shows how her Spanish classes communicated with schools in New Jersey, California, and Mexico. Teachers will leave the session knowing how to intertwine these tools into their units while teaching their students 21st century skills. 

Speakers
avatar for Shawn Churchill

Shawn Churchill

Spanish Teacher, Yorktown High School
Shawn Churchill has been teaching Spanish for the past ten years in Delaware County. She graduated from Ball State University with bachelor and master degrees in Education. Churchill has experience teaching all levels of Spanish from preschool to college-age students. She enjoys incorporating technology and authentic resources into the curriculum as it helps her students use Spanish outside of the classroom, an important 21st century skill.


Tuesday June 16, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
Decker 301 Decker Hall

9:45am

INSPIRE Made Easy for Educators
INSPIRE is a collection of over 50 online databases provided to all residents of Indiana, free of charge. It's a wonderful resource, but it can also be overwhelming to even the most experienced researcher. This session will highlight the most useful databases for educators and demonstrate the most effective search strategies.  

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Hobbs

Lynn Hobbs

Director, Pendleton Community Public Library
Lynn Hobbs has worked as a public librarian for twenty years and is currently the Director of the Pendleton Community Public Library. Lynn is also the Chair of the INSPIRE Steering Committee and has extensive experience with INSPIRE and its resources. Lynn holds a Masters Degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.


Tuesday June 16, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
Hartung 261 Hartung Hall

9:45am

Alleviating Technology Anxiety
Our technology-rich society makes it easy to forget that some of us have a great deal of anxiety when dealing with technology. This session will focus on strategies for alleviating the anxiety of dealing with technology both in ourselves, our colleagues, and our students.

Speakers
avatar for Jodie Reminder

Jodie Reminder

Instructional Designer, Anderson University
Jodie Reminder is an Instructional Designer in Information Technology Services at Anderson University. She holds a bachelor's in Telecommunications from Indiana University and a master's in Education (Instructional Design & Technology) form Purdue University Calumet. She is passionate about technology in education and hopes to break down the barriers that keep people from using technology.


Tuesday June 16, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
Hartung 167 Hartung Hall

9:45am

Building Stronger Teams and Learners
We changed the culture of our school and realized the more we learned about ourselves, the better teammates we became. We did this by looking at different personality indicators as explained in Dr. Edward de Bono's Six Thinking Hats®, teaming strategies to help build stronger teams. This process has brought our staff closer together and brought about a “family” culture that has had a very positive affect on our students and how they treat each other.

Speakers
avatar for Bobby Thompson

Bobby Thompson

Middle School Principal, Northwest Shelby Schools
Bobby Thompson has been a professional educator for eleven years. He has set in about every school seat possible in his career, holding varying jobs from custodian to principal. He also has experience in the business world as an account manager for a payroll processing company, in which his primary role was to help build HR software, implement, and train users. During his tenure in the education business he has had the wonderful opportunity to... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
Decker 230 Decker Hall

9:45am

Becoming a STEM School
Participants will work through the Indiana Department of Education's STEM school criteria to determine how their school could become a state certified STEM school.

Speakers
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Jeremy Eltz

STEM, Science, and Health Science Specialist, Indiana Department of Education
Currently, Jeremy Eltz works for the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) as the Assistant Director of College and Career Readiness. Additionally, Jeremy is an instructor at Marian University where he teaches Best Practices in Science and Assessment I and II. Jeremy completed his PhD in Educational Leadership from Indiana State University, researching STEM schools. Before joining the IDOE, Jeremy was a middle school science teacher in the MSD... Read More →
avatar for Bill Reed

Bill Reed

Secondary Math Specialist, Indiana Department of Education
Bill Reed is the Secondary Math Specialist at the Indiana Department of Education. He retired in December 2013 after 31.5 years as a high school math teacher. Reed was a past president of the Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics. He is a current member of ICTM, NCTM, NCSM and ASSM.


Tuesday June 16, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
Decker 377 Decker Hall

10:45am

eLearning Accommodations for Students With Special Needs
Presenter will share with attendees the plan she created for her corporation for accommodations during eLearning days. Presenter will also share tools that are useful when making sure students receive accommodations for eLearning days.

Speakers
avatar for Beverly Doughty

Beverly Doughty

Teacher-Resource/Social Studies, Madison-Grant United School Corporation
Beverly Doughty earned her Bachelor degree in Education and Psychology from Anderson University. She received her Master's in Special Education from Ball State University. Doughty has taught for Madison-Grant USC, Fairmount IN, in the Jr./Sr. High for 14 years. She has also taught Adult Basic Ed. classes for John Hinds Career Center, Elwood, IN, part time for 16 years. Doughty has served on the Technology Committee of MGUSC for several years... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 10:45am - 11:30am
Hartung 214 Hartung Hall

10:45am

Google Calendar: Basics
Participants will learn how to:
Create, share, and publish appointments and events
Track various events using multiple calendars
View events on mobile devices
Organize appointments using appointment slots

All participants should have a Google account set up prior to the session. The session will be in a lab, so that participants may use their own device or the computers in this lab.  

Speakers
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Mark Hall

Mark Hall has received his Ed.S., MAE, BS degrees from Ball State University. He currently serves as the principal of Pendleton Heights High School. From 2006 - 2010 he was the assistant principal at  Pendleton Heights High School, and from 2002 - 2006 he was the | assistant principal at Pendleton Heights Middle School. Hall was a teacher at  Delta Middle School from 1998-2002, and a teacher at Southern Wells High School from 1997-1998... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 10:45am - 11:30am
Decker 347 Decker Hall

10:45am

iMovie: Creating Content on the iPad
Many innovative apps are available for creating movies, music, podcasts, and other digital media on iPad. In this session, we will explore several of these great apps and create compelling content.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Wheetley

Eric Wheetley

Systems Engineer, Apple
I have been implementing and supporting technology in education environments for 20 years. | I've been a Systems Engineer at Apple for the past 10 years, serving education institutions throughout Indiana. | I specialize in large deployments, device management, wireless technologies, App development and technology integration. | | I'm passionate about technology, education, mobile devices, music, mountain biking and science fiction! | I'm... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 10:45am - 11:30am
Hartung 102 Hartung Hall

10:45am

iPad Tips and Tricks
In this session, we will look at the iPad and explore all the things you didn’t realize it could do. We’ll also go over resources that you will find helpful when incorporating technology into your curriculum.

Speakers
TI

Tracy Ingersoll

Account Executive, Apple


Tuesday June 16, 2015 10:45am - 11:30am
Hartung 166 Hartung Hall

10:45am

Polling & Planning for Students
With accountability on the rise and evaluations more often, polling programs are an easy way to keep track of and show progress of your students. Planning programs allow teachers the capability of tracking, printing, saving PDFs, and quickly changing their plan book.
Teachers will need a web able device.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Smith

Jason Smith

Science Teacher, Frankton Jr/Sr High School
Jason Smith is a 2005 Indiana University graduate. He has taught for ten years as a science teacher, with the last seven years at Frankton High School. He is currently head of the Science Department and serves on the Technology Commitee.
JT

Jeff Thurston

Frankton Lapel School Corp
Jeff Thurston is a graduate of Ball State University with a BS, major in Mathematics, and a MA in Curriculum and Educational Technology.


Tuesday June 16, 2015 10:45am - 11:30am
Decker 231

10:45am

Reading Beyond the Page
We will demonstrate interactive ebooks that will deepen students' comprehension and engagement with text.
Teachers can customize texts to differentiate by:
*adding pages to the text
*embedding videos and web links
Students can read, annotate, and highlight text

Speakers
avatar for Sue Hoffman

Sue Hoffman

Publishers Sales Representative in Indiana, Benchmark Edu. Co., Developmental Studies Center (DSC), Evan-Moor School Pub., Okapi Edu. Pub.
Sue is a graduate of Indiana University where she received both her undergraduate and Master Degree. She taught in the elementary grades for 37 years where she was involved in curriculum writing, teacher evaluation, leadership, and mentoring design. She was published in how to integrate technology into the curriculum. Sue now works as a resource and technology trainer with Benchmark Education.


Tuesday June 16, 2015 10:45am - 11:30am
Hartung 218 Hartung Hall

10:45am

Using Technology for Assessment
Technology is a growing part of every classroom. Join me as I discuss how I use technology as a form of assessment in my classroom and how I plan to expand that use as LHS transitions into a 1-to-1 school. The presentation will focus on the use and comparison of My Big Campus and Google Forms. 

Speakers
avatar for Molly Bays

Molly Bays

Biology & ICP Teacher, Lapel High School
Molly Bays is a biology and ICP teacher at Lapel High School. She graduated with her bachelor's degree from Butler University in 2011, and her master's degree from Liberty University in 2014. In her three years of teaching at Lapel, she has incorporated My Big Campus and Google Apps into her classroom through assignments, projects, and all forms of assessment.


Tuesday June 16, 2015 10:45am - 11:30am
Hartung 159 Hartung Hall

10:45am

Very Elementary My Dear Watson (Google Sheets)
Making a simple Google class list. How to set up the sheet, arrange the columns and add or subtract in column. 

Speakers
avatar for Mitzi Pruitt

Mitzi Pruitt

Mitzi Pruitt has been a Computer Skills Instructor at Frankton Elementary Computer Lab for thirteen years. She teaches students in Kindergarten thru sixth grade.
avatar for Tifinie Voiles

Tifinie Voiles

Tifinie Voiles has a BS in Public Health from Indiana University. She acquired classes for her teaching license from Ball State University. Voiles has a Master's degree in Education from Anderson University. She is in her 15th year of teaching. Voiles has taught 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade.


Tuesday June 16, 2015 10:45am - 11:30am
Hartung 255 Hartung Hall

10:45am

Implementing Google through Professional Development
This session will provide a basic layout for implementation of Google-based professional development in your building that is realistic and transferable to the classroom. Concepts will include a brief PD plan for Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Forms, and Google Classroom.

Speakers
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Chad Kemerly

Chad Kemerly is the principal at Lapel High School and has twelve years experience as a teacher and administrator. Lapel High School is moving to 1:1 Digital Learning in 2015-16, and in preparation for this shift, implemented a transition to Google Apps for Education for the 2014-15 school year for teachers and students.


Tuesday June 16, 2015 10:45am - 11:30am
Hartung 104 Hartung Hall

10:45am

The Move from Compliance to Excellence- How to Design a Highly Effective Assessment System
Most school systems have compliance-driven testing systems, meaning that assessment is largely driven by what’s required by the federal and state departments of education. Compliance-driven systems tend to be driven by the politics of the day, they change whenever the state requirements change, they produce inconsistent data, and are often bloated because assessments that are tacked on to these systems piecemeal. Most assessments are not regularly reviewed or redundant assessments are not eliminated.
Compliance-driven systems tend to emphasize punishment over improvement, largely because federal policy makers have prioritized the use of student test scores as vehicles for holding schools and teachers accountable. As such, opportunities to use assessment to drive instruction in schools and nurture the professional development of teachers can be lost.
Purpose-driven assessment programs are designed for the long-term. They do meet the compliance requirements of their state, but they define their own local goals for assessment, they emphasize using assessment for improvement rather than punishment, they eliminate duplicative or useless tests, and they provide data that is useful for the district and the classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Brenda Wilson, M.Ed.

Brenda Wilson, M.Ed.

Sr. Account Executive, NWEA
Brenda Wilson, M.Ed. is a Senior Account Executive at Northwest Evaluation Association. She has spoken at several State Superintendent Conferences, National Gifted Association Conferences, authored the 5+5+5, a senior contributor to NWEA’S CAP workshop. She is a highly experienced professional development consultant with a gifted/talented education background. She has worked with schools nationally on the development of Comprehensive... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 10:45am - 11:30am
Hartung 321 Hartung Hall

10:45am

ALEKS-A Math Curriculum in the 1:1 Classroom
This session will show how ALEKS, an online mathematical curriculum, can be used as the main curriculum in the mathematics classroom for all levels of mathematics. Presenters will demonstrate how ALEKS can be used to differentiate instruction and how online assignments and assessments can easily be given and graded.

Speakers
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Laura Rich

Laura Rich earned her BS in Business and MBA from IUPUI Indianapolis. She worked as a Branch and later a Regional Manager for Fifth Third Bank in Indianapolis for ten years. She then returned to school and received her teaching certificate from Indiana Wesleyan University. Her teaching experience includes six years in third and fifth grade at Our Lady of Grace Catholic School in Noblesville, Indiana. She is currently with Frankton-Lapel... Read More →
avatar for Laura Walls

Laura Walls

8th Grade Mathematics Teacher, Frankton-Lapel Community Schools


Tuesday June 16, 2015 10:45am - 11:30am
Hartung 116 Hartung Hall

10:45am

11:45am

Digital Citizenship: Elementary
Learn about Digital Citizenship as an elementary student. Leave with a presentation that you can use with your students in the fall.

Speakers
avatar for Robbie Grimes

Robbie Grimes

Owner, EdTechZone
Whether it’s helping users understand the collaborative power of Google Apps for Education, building lessons in a school’s learning management system, or helping students, teachers, and parents recognize the importance of Digital Citizenship, Robbie Grimes’ passion lies in helping children and adults become better learners and consumers of information through the use of technology. Robbie believes that to be successful, learners must have... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 11:45am - 12:30pm
Hartung 104 Hartung Hall

11:45am

Interacting with iBooks and Create Your Own with iBooks Author
Come to this session and learn how to use iBooks Author to create your own interactive books and learning materials. Discover how you can create Multi- Touch books tailored to your lesson and class level.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Wheetley

Eric Wheetley

Systems Engineer, Apple
I have been implementing and supporting technology in education environments for 20 years. | I've been a Systems Engineer at Apple for the past 10 years, serving education institutions throughout Indiana. | I specialize in large deployments, device management, wireless technologies, App development and technology integration. | | I'm passionate about technology, education, mobile devices, music, mountain biking and science fiction! | I'm... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 11:45am - 12:30pm
Hartung 102 Hartung Hall

11:45am

Technology in the Classroom: Navigating Today's Brave, New Digital World
The ways in which we know and understand our world and each other are mightily influenced by technology. In this thought provoking keynote, Katie explores how this shift is reflected in the new expectations for our 21st century classrooms. Join her to reflect on how to turn technology into a vehicle for developing literacy skills and content knowledge, connecting your students to the world, and preparing them for college and career success.

Speakers
avatar for Katie McKnight

Katie McKnight

Distinguished Professor of Research, National Louis University
Dr. McKnight is an author, educator and consultant. Her career in education began as a high school English teacher in the Chicago Public School system more than 25 years ago. She received her B.A. degree from George Washington University, her M.Ed. from Northeastern Illinois University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She currently serves as a Distinguished Professor of Research at National Louis University. McKnight... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 11:45am - 12:30pm
Decker 133 Decker Hall

11:45am

Design Your Own PD
Want to create a more focused and effective professional development? This session will focus on building stronger PD's for groups and individuals using tools such as Google+, Pinterest, Google Drive, Blogs, etc.

Speakers
avatar for Don Gniffke

Don Gniffke

Math Instructional Coach, Anderson Community Schools
Graduate of Kentucky Christian University (B.S.) and Ball State University (M.A. in El. Ed.). Classroom teacher for ten years (4th - 6th Grades), Elementary Data Coach (1 year), and currently the Math Instructional Coach for Highland Middle School, Anderson Community Schools. (3 years) Mr. G. is also a trained presenter for the AFT's course, "Thinking Mathematics 3-5." and a Certified Google Educator.
avatar for John Sedwick

John Sedwick

Technology Integration Specialist, Anderson Comm. Sch. Corp.
John Sedwick is the Technology Integration Specialist for the Anderson Community School Corporation. After spending twenty plus years as a high school band director, his interest in technology led him to a degree in Curriculum and Educational Technology. Sedwick has degrees from Indiana State University and Ball State University. He is a Google Educator and leads many sessions on the use of Google Apps and the Canvas LMS. Sedwick also served on... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 11:45am - 12:30pm
Hartung 167 Hartung Hall

11:45am

Elementary Forensic Chemistry Curriculum
This curriculum was developed as part of a grant from the Camile and Henry Dreyfus Foundation in conjunction with the the Indiana University Center for P-16 Research. Elementary school is an ideal time to introduce the foundational concepts of the chemical sciences. Students are naturally curious, open to exploration and investigation. With the appropriate scaffolding and contextualization, elementary school students are able to understand microscopic and macroscopic concepts when presented within an engaging context. The curriculum developed will be presented.

Speakers
avatar for Linda (Lin) Wozniewski

Linda (Lin) Wozniewski

Lecturer, Indiana University Northwest
Lin Wozniewski is a lecturer at Indiana University Northwest with a dual appointment in the Chemistry and Physics departments. She is Chairman of the Chemistry Rules Committee for National Science Olympiad and Executive Director of Science Olympiad in Indiana. She is the National Forensics Event Supervisor, and helps run numerous regional and invitational tournaments. She also runs a FIRST Lego League Indiana Qualifying Tournament, the Calumet... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 11:45am - 12:30pm
Hartung 218 Hartung Hall

11:45am

The New Questions on Math Assessments
This will be a brief introduction to the new types of questions students and teachers will find on the ISTEP+ Assessments. Examples and resources for Constructed Response, Extended Response, Technology Enhanced and Multiple Correct Multiple Choice types of questions will be shown and discussed. This session will also highlight how to prepare students by asking questions that promote mathematical thinking.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Reed

Bill Reed

Secondary Math Specialist, Indiana Department of Education
Bill Reed is the Secondary Math Specialist at the Indiana Department of Education. He retired in December 2013 after 31.5 years as a high school math teacher. Reed was a past president of the Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics. He is a current member of ICTM, NCTM, NCSM and ASSM.


Tuesday June 16, 2015 11:45am - 12:30pm
Decker 377 Decker Hall

11:45am

Google Forms - How to test and grade
How to set up and grade a test in google forms

Speakers
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Barrett Key

Lapel High School
Barret Key is a graduate of Ball State University. He majored in Technology Education.He currently teaches classes in Web Design, Computer Programming, Adobe CS6, Construction, and Computer Aided Drafting.


Tuesday June 16, 2015 11:45am - 1:45pm
Hartung 255 Hartung Hall

12:45pm

Digital Citizenship: Secondary
Learn about Digital Citizenship as a secondary student. Leave with a presentation that you can use with your students in the fall.

Speakers
avatar for Robbie Grimes

Robbie Grimes

Owner, EdTechZone
Whether it’s helping users understand the collaborative power of Google Apps for Education, building lessons in a school’s learning management system, or helping students, teachers, and parents recognize the importance of Digital Citizenship, Robbie Grimes’ passion lies in helping children and adults become better learners and consumers of information through the use of technology. Robbie believes that to be successful, learners must have... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Hartung 104 Hartung Hall

12:45pm

Centers...Not just for the Primary Grades
Change your thinking about centers-they're not just for primary grades! In this session, discover how centers are an amazing instructional strategy for secondary students, too. Learn how to integrate brain-based teaching and learning in your centers and differentiate while building literacy skills and content knowledge. See examples of successful centers and gain specific implementation strategies you can take back to your classroom and use!

Speakers
avatar for Katie McKnight

Katie McKnight

Distinguished Professor of Research, National Louis University
Dr. McKnight is an author, educator and consultant. Her career in education began as a high school English teacher in the Chicago Public School system more than 25 years ago. She received her B.A. degree from George Washington University, her M.Ed. from Northeastern Illinois University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She currently serves as a Distinguished Professor of Research at National Louis University. McKnight... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Decker 133 Decker Hall

12:45pm

The Most UnReal, UnBelievable Scavenger Hunt
Come to this un-conference session to be challenged! Come alone or as team and bring mobile and tablets. You'll need them! With no instructions, you will solve a puzzle that taps hidden codes, music, movies, image cues, art, and your own imagination. Learn some great classroom applications along the way. Note: Contents may include QR, AR, and LOL.

Speakers
avatar for Hall Davidson

Hall Davidson

Sen Director, Global Learning Initiatives, Discovery Education
Hall Davidson began teaching in 1971. He taught middle and high school English, mathematics, Spanish, and bilingual mathematics. Davidson has been on two college faculties teaching technology for teacher credential candidates. He left the classroom to teach math on television in Los Angeles on an Emmy-winning program and spent 20 years at Los Angeles area PBS stations teaching, leading staff development, championing content creation by students... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Hartung 101 Hartung Hall

12:45pm

eLearning Days: The Administrative Side
Join us to hear about the administrative side of eLearning Days. Madison-Grant utilizes live eLearning Days on the actual inclement weather days. We will discuss the preparation leading up to implementation, overview the day-in-action, and share some pitfalls to avoid. A Q&A session will be included. #WeAreMG #WeLearnMG

Speakers
avatar for Chris Smedley

Chris Smedley

Principal, Madison-Grant Jr. High School
Chris Smedley is the principal at Madison-Grant Junior High School and has served in that capacity over the past four years. Two years ago he helped roll out the use of 1:1 iPads in his building . This past year, his district embarked on a very effective and successful eLearning implementation that enabled students and teachers to continue on with the educational process on inclement weather days.
avatar for Wendy Smedley

Wendy Smedley

Principal, Summitville Elementary
Wendy Smedley is the principal at Summitville Elementary in Madison County. In her 8 years at Madison-Grant USC, she has lead her staff and students through school-wide improvement in AYP, differentiated instruction, and most recently, eLearning. Madison-Grant is in it's 2nd year of 1:1 with iPad Minis for grades K-12. During the 2014-15 school year, eLearning days were IDOE approved and implemented for all inclement weather closures... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Hartung 167 Hartung Hall

12:45pm

Science Standards Revision
Participants will review the current iteration of the science standards and offer their suggestions and revisions. 

Speakers
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Jeremy Eltz

STEM, Science, and Health Science Specialist, Indiana Department of Education
Currently, Jeremy Eltz works for the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) as the Assistant Director of College and Career Readiness. Additionally, Jeremy is an instructor at Marian University where he teaches Best Practices in Science and Assessment I and II. Jeremy completed his PhD in Educational Leadership from Indiana State University, researching STEM schools. Before joining the IDOE, Jeremy was a middle school science teacher in the MSD... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Decker 347 Decker Hall

12:45pm

You Be the Chemist
You be the Chemist is a program for teams of high school students sponsored by the Chemical Education Foundation. The study materials are all on-line. Students study the materials and participate in Regional Challenges. Winners go on to the State Challenge and finally to the National Challenge. Scholarships and prizes are available.

Speakers
avatar for Linda (Lin) Wozniewski

Linda (Lin) Wozniewski

Lecturer, Indiana University Northwest
Lin Wozniewski is a lecturer at Indiana University Northwest with a dual appointment in the Chemistry and Physics departments. She is Chairman of the Chemistry Rules Committee for National Science Olympiad and Executive Director of Science Olympiad in Indiana. She is the National Forensics Event Supervisor, and helps run numerous regional and invitational tournaments. She also runs a FIRST Lego League Indiana Qualifying Tournament, the Calumet... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Hartung 218 Hartung Hall

1:00pm

1:1 Teacher Panel Q & A
Alexandria-Monroe Intermediate School's 1:1 pilot teachers will answer questions and share their experience of their first year with iPads in the classroom. 

Moderators
avatar for Mark Bartmas

Mark Bartmas

Lead Learner, Alexandria Community Schools
Mark Bartmas is the principal of Alexandria-Monroe Intermediate School. | If you want to know me; read my blog, follow me on Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and Instagram. I am just getting familiar to Voxer...My Professional Learning Community has expanded exponentially.
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Shannon Howell

Alexandria-Monroe Intermediate School
Shannon Howell has seventeen years  of teaching experience with the Alexandria Community School Corporation. She has received a BS in Elementary Education from Indiana University - Bloomington and a master's in Curriculum and Technology Instruction from Nova Southeastern University. Shannon has taught all subjects in sixth grade over the past fifteen years and will be in her third year of teaching a fifth/sixth high ability class.
avatar for Andrea Meadows

Andrea Meadows

Fourth Grade Teacher, Alexandria Community School Corporation
Andrea Meadows received her BS in Special Education in 2008 and her MA in Elementary Education in 2011 from Ball State University. She served as a special education teacher in grades 3-12 for Alexandria Community School Corporation from 2008-2015. She is currently a fourth grade teacher at Alexandria-Monroe Intermediate School in a 1:1 pilot classroom with iPads. Andrea is a certfied Google Educator and has earned her basic certification from... Read More →
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Melissa Messersmith

Melissa is a fourth grade teacher at Alexandria-Monroe Intermediate School. 
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Lisa Pearson

Lisa is a fourth grade teacher at Alexandria-Monroe Intermediate School.

Tuesday June 16, 2015 1:00pm - 1:35pm
Hartung 102 Hartung Hall

1:15pm

5 Collaborative Ways to use Google in the Elementary Classroom (For students and Teachers)
Participants will be shown 5 ways to use Google Apps in the classroom with their students. This session will be geared towards an elementary perspective (Grades 3-6) or could be adapted for Junior High Level as well. Participants will learn the following ways:
1. Collaboration within a Google Doc
2. Collaboration within a Google Slide
3. How to collect information using a Form
4. How to share files/resources (for students and teachers)
5. How to comment and collaborate with peers using a Google Doc. 

Speakers
avatar for Kelly York

Kelly York

Associate Director of Innovative Learning, Five-Star Technology Solutions
I'm a wife, mother, and tech enthusiast with a bit of a nerdy side! I love getting into tv series and documentaries and can't live without my iPhone! I love all things Google and you can literally find me learning new PD in line at the grocery store- ask me how! | | Edging in on a decade of experiences in education has led me to my current role as Associate Director of eLearning. As a classroom teacher, I was very intrigued with all of the... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Hartung 159 Hartung Hall

1:15pm

INSPIRE Made Easy for Students
INSPIRE is a collection of over 50 online databases provided to all residents of Indiana, free of charge. It's a wonderful resource, but it can also be overwhelming, particularly for students. This session will highlight the most useful databases for students and demonstrate effective search strategies for student research.

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Hobbs

Lynn Hobbs

Director, Pendleton Community Public Library
Lynn Hobbs has worked as a public librarian for twenty years and is currently the Director of the Pendleton Community Public Library. Lynn is also the Chair of the INSPIRE Steering Committee and has extensive experience with INSPIRE and its resources. Lynn holds a Masters Degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.


Tuesday June 16, 2015 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Hartung 261 Hartung Hall

1:15pm

Reimagining Inclement Weather Days
Learn how our district was able to leverage technology so there will not be any more snow days or instruction lost due to inclement weather. Our program allows us to maximize instruction before our state standardized tests, guarantee our families a comprehensive calendar of dates, and teach 21st skills in a meaningful environment.

Speakers
avatar for Bobby Thompson

Bobby Thompson

Middle School Principal, Northwest Shelby Schools
Bobby Thompson has been a professional educator for eleven years. He has set in about every school seat possible in his career, holding varying jobs from custodian to principal. He also has experience in the business world as an account manager for a payroll processing company, in which his primary role was to help build HR software, implement, and train users. During his tenure in the education business he has had the wonderful opportunity to... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Decker 230 Decker Hall

1:15pm

Using Technology as a Fun e-Learning Alternative
Using Kahoot and Plickers as a way to gauge students understanding and comprehension of material presented or to be presented to them.

Speakers
CG

Chad Gibson

Chad Gibson graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychological Science and from Indiana Wesleyan University with Master's of Business Administration with an Accounting Specialization. He taught two years at Elwood Community Jr./Sr. High School as a Business Education Teacher. Gibson also taught 10 years as an Adjunct Business Education Teacher at Harrison College - Anderson Campus.


Tuesday June 16, 2015 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Hartung 274 Hartung Hall

1:15pm

Asking the Right Questions in Math Class
We will discuss posing purposeful questions and how to ask questions that will get your students thinking mathematically and looking at the mathematics from a different point of view.

*** Teachers are asked to bring one quiz and one chapter/unit test with them to the breakout session.

*** We will take what teachers are already doing well and give you time and the opportunity to work with other teachers to make it better.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Reed

Bill Reed

Secondary Math Specialist, Indiana Department of Education
Bill Reed is the Secondary Math Specialist at the Indiana Department of Education. He retired in December 2013 after 31.5 years as a high school math teacher. Reed was a past president of the Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics. He is a current member of ICTM, NCTM, NCSM and ASSM.


Tuesday June 16, 2015 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Decker 377 Decker Hall

1:45pm

Tech in Special Education
Learn about great tools that can be used in the special education classroom from tablets and Chromebooks to apps and webpages. Many are considered UDL tools as well.

Speakers
avatar for Robbie Grimes

Robbie Grimes

Owner, EdTechZone
Whether it’s helping users understand the collaborative power of Google Apps for Education, building lessons in a school’s learning management system, or helping students, teachers, and parents recognize the importance of Digital Citizenship, Robbie Grimes’ passion lies in helping children and adults become better learners and consumers of information through the use of technology. Robbie believes that to be successful, learners must have... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Hartung 104 Hartung Hall

1:45pm

What is Personal Adaptive Technology?
This presentation will focus on instructional technology that is truly adaptive and actually teaches concepts through virtual teachers in the areas of Reading and Math. Meet the needs of all your students below and above grade level through continual assessment, differentiated instruction, and online learning. Indiana results will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Close

Laura Close

President/Owner, Close Education, LLC
Consultant for Mindplay


Tuesday June 16, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Hartung 116 Hartung Hall

1:45pm

1:45pm

Create an Online Learning Community with Edmodo
Edmodo can transform your classroom into an online learning community! Engage your students in this social learning platform where they can exchange ideas and share content in a free, secure, closed environment. See how your students are doing on CCSS with Edmodo's Snapshot too. Join in the #Edmodolove!

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Morgan

Heidi Morgan

5th and 6th Grade Teacher, NLSD122


Tuesday June 16, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Hartung 321 Hartung Hall

1:45pm

Data Collection and Evaluation
Labquest makes data analysis easier, but how does that work with a Chromebook or other device? We will take a look at how to collect data and analyze the data with different techniques.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Smith

Jason Smith

Science Teacher, Frankton Jr/Sr High School
Jason Smith is a 2005 Indiana University graduate. He has taught for ten years as a science teacher, with the last seven years at Frankton High School. He is currently head of the Science Department and serves on the Technology Commitee.


Tuesday June 16, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Decker 231

1:45pm

Digital Hardware Demos: Tracking Cameras, 3-D Printers, & Next Gen Touch-Screens
Demonstrations of the use of several digital hardware tools including SWIVL tracking camera, EPSON Bright Link, and Makerbot 3D printer.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Chad File

Dr. Chad File

Assistant Professor of Engineering, Anderson University
Professor File enjoys teaching courses in the areas of fluids, dynamic response, and numerical procedures. His favorite subject to lecture is computational techniques in physical science. He also enjoys discussing the philosophy of physics and the consequences of differing interpretations of quantum theory.
avatar for Jodie Reminder

Jodie Reminder

Instructional Designer, Anderson University
Jodie Reminder is an Instructional Designer in Information Technology Services at Anderson University. She holds a bachelor's in Telecommunications from Indiana University and a master's in Education (Instructional Design & Technology) form Purdue University Calumet. She is passionate about technology in education and hopes to break down the barriers that keep people from using technology.
avatar for Jeff Trotter

Jeff Trotter

Assistant Professor, Anderson University
Jeff Trotter is a full-time faculty member at Anderson University serving in the School of Education. Sure, he loves the partnership between good pedagogy and sound digital tools, and yes, he's glad to have lived long enough to see our traditional understanding of public education turned on its head, but he's most happy when conversing with students over a good cup of coffee.


Tuesday June 16, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Decker 45 Decker Hall

1:45pm

Getting Googley in the Classroom (Intermediate-Advanced)
Research...write...read...think critically...learn content-with powerful Google tools in hand, teaching your students essential 21st century skills is not only easy, but fun! In this session, get ready to explore and be amazed as Katie introduces great Google apps, Google Draw, Blogger, Google research tools, and other ways to get Googley in your classroom. Please bring a PC laptop, Mac laptop, or Chromebook™.

Speakers
avatar for Katie McKnight

Katie McKnight

Distinguished Professor of Research, National Louis University
Dr. McKnight is an author, educator and consultant. Her career in education began as a high school English teacher in the Chicago Public School system more than 25 years ago. She received her B.A. degree from George Washington University, her M.Ed. from Northeastern Illinois University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She currently serves as a Distinguished Professor of Research at National Louis University. McKnight... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Decker 133 Decker Hall

1:45pm

Google Search: Basics
You will learn how to:
Describe Search
Identify Search's main components
Identify the unique value to educators and teaching
Access supporting information for Internet searches

All participants should have a Google account set up prior to the session. The session will be in a lab, so that participants may use their own device or the computers in this lab.  

Speakers
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Mark Hall

Mark Hall has received his Ed.S., MAE, BS degrees from Ball State University. He currently serves as the principal of Pendleton Heights High School. From 2006 - 2010 he was the assistant principal at  Pendleton Heights High School, and from 2002 - 2006 he was the | assistant principal at Pendleton Heights Middle School. Hall was a teacher at  Delta Middle School from 1998-2002, and a teacher at Southern Wells High School from 1997-1998... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Decker 347 Decker Hall

1:45pm

I NEED HELP WITH MY GRADING - GRADECAM TAKE ME AWAY!
GradeCam is a robust assessment tool that provides instant item analysis in the classroom, turning any webcam, document camera, iPad, iPhone, Chromebook, Tablet or Android device into an assessment powerhouse. GradeCam works with electronic gradebooks to automate tedious data entry for tests, graded papers, benchmark assessments, and credit/no credit assignments. With just ONE click of a button on your keyboard, GradeCam transfers collected data directly to your gradebook eliminating the need for manual entry and creating additional time for teaching!!!!

GradeCam easily aggregates and shares assessment results in real time, providing quick data from district benchmark assessments or classroom spot checks. Stop by to learn how teachers, schools, and districts are using GradeCam to deliver benchmark and common assessments, save time, simplify data analysis, effectively track SLO data, and help teachers to focus on better creation and delivery of instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Delaney

Debbie Delaney

Executive Vice President, GradeCam
Debbie Delaney is a former teacher and administrator with over fourteen years of classroom experience. In 2002 Delaney started her own educational consulting business with a focus on technology and teacher centric products serving teachers and schools all over Ohio. Delaney is currently the Executive VP of Sales for GradeCam, LLC.
avatar for Lisa Hall

Lisa Hall

Indiana Partner, Grade Cam


Tuesday June 16, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Decker 301 Decker Hall

1:45pm

Leveraging iPads for Primary Instruction
Often in the primary classroom, the most frequent use of an iPad is either for testing or for the students to play games. Here are some practical apps that will actually allow students to learn phonics, decoding, fluency, sight word recognition, and other reading concepts, independently. Most of these apps are free or inexpensive, as well! This presentation will be practical and hands on. 

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Langolf

Kristen Langolf

First Grade Teacher, Anderson Community Schools
Kristen Langolf has taught in the Anderson Community School Corporation for one year. She is a recent graduate of Anderson University. Langolf graduated with honors, with her Senior Honors Thesis on the subject of technology integration.


Tuesday June 16, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Hartung 166 Hartung Hall

1:45pm

Making Show Me My Substitute
Wanting to dabble in flipping a classroom but not ready to fully commit? Want to write a sub plan with confidence the material will be taught as you intended? This session will show the basics of the Show Me application and how it may be integrated into the classroom setting.

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Thurman

Trevor Thurman

6th Grade Teacher, Drama Club Sponsor, and News Team Sponsor, South Madison Community School Corporation
Trevor Thurman is a 6th Grade Teacher, Drama Coach, and News Team Sponsor at Pendleton Elementary Intermediate. Mr. Thurman considers his classroom a balanced classroom as he integrates technology in addition to face to face traditional instruction to meet the needs of all students.


Tuesday June 16, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Hartung 103 Hartung Hall

1:45pm

Productivity on the Mac (Keynote and Numbers)
In this session, we will explore apps for creating, editing, handing-in, and handing-out document
In this session we will look at the Mac and explore all the things you didn’t realize it could do. We’ll also go over resources that you will find helpful when incorporating technology into your curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Wheetley

Eric Wheetley

Systems Engineer, Apple
I have been implementing and supporting technology in education environments for 20 years. | I've been a Systems Engineer at Apple for the past 10 years, serving education institutions throughout Indiana. | I specialize in large deployments, device management, wireless technologies, App development and technology integration. | | I'm passionate about technology, education, mobile devices, music, mountain biking and science fiction! | I'm... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Hartung 102 Hartung Hall

1:45pm

Project-Based Learning with Technology
Learn the basics of project-based learning and how technology can help students showcase their final products. Bring your iPad for some instant hands-on practice with apps that will ensure student engagement. 

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Gustin

Ashley Gustin

South Madison
Ashley Gustin is a graduate of Ball State University with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.  She currently finished her fifth year as an elementary teacher. She has taught general elementary education, and currently teaches the 5/6 high ability classroom. Gustin uses technology and project-based learning to promote student involvement and engagement in her classroom.


Tuesday June 16, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Hartung 167 Hartung Hall

1:45pm

Making the Most of Your Apple Deployment
Join the Apple rep to discuss strategies to enrich your implementation of iPads and MacBooks. This unconference Q & A session provides you the flexibility to hear from other users, discuss strategies to get the most of your instructional tools, and simply ask that burning question.

Speakers
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Tracy Ingersoll

Account Executive, Apple


Tuesday June 16, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Hartung 181 Hartung Hall

1:45pm

Girls and STEM: Getting them in the Game
This session will focus on the data from the 2013 Survey of the Status of Girls in Indiana, and more important, the need to emphasize girls and STEM careers early and often in K-6 education.  

Speakers
avatar for Erin Albert

Erin Albert

Dr. Erin Albert is an entrepreneur, writer, pharmacist, attorney, and associate professor. She is the founder of two companies (Pharm, LLC and Yuspie, LLC), and currently is the Director of Continuing Education and Director of the Ribordy Center for Community Practice Pharmacy at Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She also is also a co-founder of the Social Media Dames Unconference series with Amy Stark and affiliated with... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Hartung 214 Hartung Hall

1:45pm

Science Fair-Standards Based Science Education
The Science Fair is the single best standards based inquiry learning opportunity for the individual student. Science Fair projects in 2015 are not what Science Fair projects were in your parents' age. Inquiry will be utilized to show the impact of Science Fair projects, and tips will be offered to show how to incorporate Science Fair projects in the classroom without driving yourself nuts.

Speakers
avatar for Linda (Lin) Wozniewski

Linda (Lin) Wozniewski

Lecturer, Indiana University Northwest
Lin Wozniewski is a lecturer at Indiana University Northwest with a dual appointment in the Chemistry and Physics departments. She is Chairman of the Chemistry Rules Committee for National Science Olympiad and Executive Director of Science Olympiad in Indiana. She is the National Forensics Event Supervisor, and helps run numerous regional and invitational tournaments. She also runs a FIRST Lego League Indiana Qualifying Tournament, the Calumet... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Hartung 218 Hartung Hall

2:50pm

The New "3 R’s”: AR, QR, VR
Let’s add QR Codes and Augmented Reality (AR) to the old 3 R’s. Learn the nuts and bolts of building QR codes and AR layers to add another dimension to classroom education. Students with tablets or smart phones can gain new insights, get more help, or go deeper with learning objects. Learn how to build them, how some teachers use them, and what fun (and support) they can offer teachers and students. QR code generators/readers, Aurasma, GreenScreenFX, and others will be featured.

Speakers
avatar for Hall Davidson

Hall Davidson

Sen Director, Global Learning Initiatives, Discovery Education
Hall Davidson began teaching in 1971. He taught middle and high school English, mathematics, Spanish, and bilingual mathematics. Davidson has been on two college faculties teaching technology for teacher credential candidates. He left the classroom to teach math on television in Los Angeles on an Emmy-winning program and spent 20 years at Los Angeles area PBS stations teaching, leading staff development, championing content creation by students... Read More →


Tuesday June 16, 2015 2:50pm - 3:50pm
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Wednesday, June 17
 

7:30am

Vendors
Wednesday June 17, 2015 7:30am - 4:30pm
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8:15am

Create, Innovate, and Voice
In this talk, George will highlight some of the trends that are happening in education and the world and how we create a learning environment that is engaging for students.  By giving them the ability to create meaningful learning, be innovative, and empower them with a voice, we will see students succeeding long after their time in school.

Speakers
avatar for George Couros

George Couros

Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant
My name is George Couros, and I am currently an “Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant”, as well as the author of “The Innovator’s Mindset“.  Formerly, I was the Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning with Parkland School Division, located in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada, and have over 17 years of experience as an educator, in a myriad of roles from K-12. I am... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2015 8:15am - 9:30am
Reardon Auditorium Reardon Auditorium

9:45am

Innovative Differentiation with your iPad
Master specific techniques for using the amazing iPad® to effectively differentiate your instruction and meet the needs of all your diverse learners. Katie provides classroom models that illustrate how to differentiate with iPads and offers a wide variety of iPad resources for teachers, like you, who want to differentiate successfully.

Speakers
avatar for Katie McKnight

Katie McKnight

Distinguished Professor of Research, National Louis University
Dr. McKnight is an author, educator and consultant. Her career in education began as a high school English teacher in the Chicago Public School system more than 25 years ago. She received her B.A. degree from George Washington University, her M.Ed. from Northeastern Illinois University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She currently serves as a Distinguished Professor of Research at National Louis University. McKnight... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
Hartung 167 Hartung Hall

9:45am

iPad Accessibility Features
Understand and learn to use the built in accessibility features on the iPad. Also some added tricks and tips for using the iPad to help with student behaviors and to help them be more productive.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Smithson

Jenny Smithson

Director of Academic Programs, Alexandria Community School Corporation
Jenny Smithson is the Director of Academic Programs at Alexandria Community School Corporation. She is a graduate of Ball State University and has expertise in the areas of special education, high ability education, ELL, and Universal Design for Learning. She loves to talk about educational policy and being an advocate for students.


Wednesday June 17, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
Hartung 103 Hartung Hall

9:45am

Educating the Citizen of a Digital World
Information is abundant, and students have access to it.
Do they know how to evaluate sources of information?
Can they distinguish between fact and opinion?
This session will provide strategies for teachers to help students become responsible communicators as they navigate 21st Century media platforms.

Speakers
DH

Diana Hadley

Executive Director Indiana High School Press Association, Franklin College


Wednesday June 17, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
Hartung 104 Hartung Hall

9:45am

FERPA's Affect on You
FERPA affects you - your grading, your gradebook, your smartphone, your computer and files, your conversations with your colleagues, and maybe even your reputation! FERPA protects our students educational records. We will talk about what is protected and how to protect yourself.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Todd

Tammy Todd

PowerSchool Support Specialist, Anderson Community Schools
Tammy Todd, MA, has worked with PowerSchool for eight years as a support specialist and trainer. She is passionate about security and helping people better use and understand their everyday technology. Todd conducts training sessions in all aspects of PowerSchool, PowerTeacher, and gradebook and has presented about FERPA to various groups of educator and administrators. In addition to this support and training, she taught technology courses at... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
Hartung 274 Hartung Hall

9:45am

Class Dojo-Elementary
Speakers
avatar for Darcie McCorkle

Darcie McCorkle

What is the BEST classroom discipline system? Class DoJo is the answer! Ever wanted a fun way to reward and keep track of students behaviors all in one place with just the click of a mouse? Come and check out how I use Class DoJo in my elementary mild interventions classroom. You will love it as much as I do!!


Wednesday June 17, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
Hartung 166 Hartung Hall

9:45am

Connecting Classrooms to the World
Class doesn’t have to be confined to the four walls of the classroom anymore. Powerful communication tools like Skype, Google Apps, Twitter and more can connect your students to other cultures and viewpoints as well as give them access to experts in your field. Includes great, thorough digital handouts. Learn how to use these free tools to turn your class global!

Speakers
avatar for Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Keynote Speaker, Ditch That Textbook
Matt Miller is a teacher, blogger and presenter from West Central Indiana. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He is the author of the book Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom and writes at the Ditch That Textbook blog about using technology and creative ideas in teaching. He is a Google Certified Innovator (Austin ’14), a PBS LearningMedia... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
Hartung 101 Hartung Hall

9:45am

Current Events and Research
Many students are unaware of what is going on in the nation and the world and are also unable to create sound research topics. This activity combines both of these issues as students will create research topics based off a series of current events. This strategy also includes using Google Docs. This synthesis process is great for AP Language & Composition classes but is not limited to only English courses. It is useful for any class that involves current events/editorial cartoons and research.

Speakers
avatar for Stefanie Ammirata

Stefanie Ammirata

English teacher, Pendleton Heights High School
Stefanie Ammirata has been a teacher for South Madison Community School Corporation since 2005. She currently teaches AP Language & Composition, Composition 11 and Etymology. She has taught 7th & 8th grade language arts, English 9, English 10, ISTEP remediation and French I.


Wednesday June 17, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
Hartung 218 Hartung Hall

9:45am

Google Docs Suite: Advanced
Participants will learn how to:
Send and share Google Docs in multiple ways to accommodate learners
Use Google Docs templates to share common formats with students and peers
Publish documents to the web
Use advanced features to provide feedback to students
Use Google Docs tools to facilitate research
Use Forms to manage collection of assignments

All participants should have a Google account set up prior to the session. The session will be in a lab, so that participants may use their own device or the computers in this lab.  

Speakers
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Mark Hall

Mark Hall has received his Ed.S., MAE, BS degrees from Ball State University. He currently serves as the principal of Pendleton Heights High School. From 2006 - 2010 he was the assistant principal at  Pendleton Heights High School, and from 2002 - 2006 he was the | assistant principal at Pendleton Heights Middle School. Hall was a teacher at  Delta Middle School from 1998-2002, and a teacher at Southern Wells High School from 1997-1998... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
Decker 347 Decker Hall

9:45am

Implementing Content Area Literacy Standards for 6-12 Social Studies
The Indiana Department of Education will cover topics regarding the Content Area Literacy Standards which are part of the newly adopted Indiana Academic Standards (2014). The session will also include a discussion of the new shifts of these new standards as well as strategies that engage and motivate students.

Speakers
avatar for Bruce Blomberg

Bruce Blomberg

Bruce Blomberg joined the Department of Education’s Division of College and Career Readiness as the Social Studies Specialist in July 2012. Blomberg comes from a distinguished career as a classroom teacher most spent at North Central High School. While at North Central, Blomberg taught both Advanced Placement and traditional U.S. History classes. He was also trained and qualified to teach the Advanced College Project dual credit component... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
Decker 301 Decker Hall

9:45am

K-2 App Smash
Come learn about the apps and resources we use for our K-2 classrooms at Alexandria-Monroe Elementary School as we move to 1:1!

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Anacker

Meghan Anacker

Technology Interventionist, Alexandria-Monroe Elementary School
Graduated from Ball State. Married with a sweet 1-year old girl. I love talking about digital resources and tools, new tech stuff and STEM.


Wednesday June 17, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
Hartung 159 Hartung Hall

9:45am

Kahoot: Game-based Classroom Response
Kahoot is an online game to get students and teachers excited about taking a quiz!

Speakers
avatar for Erika Matthews

Erika Matthews

Media and eLearning Specialist, SMCSC
Erika Matthews has taught for 14 years with South Madison Community School Corporation. She has taught 6th grade, Kindergarten, 1st grade, and K-6 Computers and is currently the media and eLearning Specialist at Pendleton Elementary.


Wednesday June 17, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
Hartung 102 Hartung Hall

9:45am

PowToons and Other Presentational Products
This session will introduce some digital options like Powtoons and Blogger for students to use when it is time for them to produce a product or present information.  

Speakers
avatar for Julie Storm

Julie Storm

Spanish Teacher, Lapel High School
Julie Storm has been teaching Spanish to high school students for thirteen years.  She has used various digital tools. Storm studied at Marian University (BA) and IUPUI (MA).


Wednesday June 17, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
Hartung 321 Hartung Hall

9:45am

Genius Hour
Genius Hour is a time for students to lead learning. They choose a topic to research and further learning through that. This is a way for students to take pride in school and what they do. 

Speakers
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Sarah Dunham

4th Grade Teacher, Elwood Intermediate School
Sarah Dunham earned her Bachelor's degree from Ball State University in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education. Her teaching experiences with the Elwood Community Schools have been as a high ability teacher for a semester and as a 4th Grade general education for four years. Technology-creating websites as a way to get away from the typical poster presentation.


Wednesday June 17, 2015 9:45am - 10:30am
Hartung 116 Hartung Hall

9:45am

eLearnings Day with Google Classroom (K-6)
Google Classroom is a newer LMS for Google Apps for Education schools. It allows teachers/students to be more productive, more organized and communicate during Madison-Grant’s eLearning days. Come and see how it works (setting it up, assigning eLessons, and grading) and how we are using it during eLearning days. #WeLearnMG #WeAreMG

Speakers
KD

Kelly Dailey

Kelly Dailey is a fourth grade teacher at Summitville Elementary. She will be presenting a session with other Summitville Elementary teachers: Kelli Pickering is a (first/second grade), Shellie Crowe (fifth grade), and Angel Williams (Music), along with Five-Star eCoach Melissa Travis.
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Kelli Pickering

Kelli Pickering is a (1st/2nd grade) teacher at Summitville Elementary. She will be presenting a session with other Summitville Elementary teachers: Kelly Dailey (4th grade), Shellie Crowe (5th grade), and Angel Williams (Music), along with Five-Star eCoach Melissa Travis.
avatar for Melissa Travis

Melissa Travis

eCoach, Five-Star Technology Solutions
Five-Star Technology


Wednesday June 17, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
Hartung 255 Hartung Hall

9:45am

The Essentials of eLearning
What are the essentials to making eLearning, both traditional and blended, successful in the digital age? This session will explore answers through conversation, examples and resources.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Davidson

Nathan Davidson

Director of Innovative Learning, Five-Star Technology Solutions
Nathan is a passionate and experienced advocate for technology leadership and the innovative use of technology in the classroom. In his seventeen years of K-12 experience prior to joining Five-Star, he led three different 1:1 initiatives involving Palm Handhelds, Android tablets, and Windows devices. Professionally, he specializes in providing consulting, strategic planning, and professional development for school districts implementing digital... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
Decker 230 Decker Hall

9:45am

Go With Google! Websites That Work
Create an interactive website and pages to hyper-organize your online classroom. In this interactive step-by-step session, you will create your very own website to use for your class. Manage pages, add calendars, link other sites, share videos, and most of all ORGANIZE your digital content.

Participants are best suited for this presentation if they are fairly comfortable with Google drive and docs.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Rose

Liz Rose

Spanish Teacher, Hamilton Southeastern High School
Elizabeth Rose is a Spanish Teacher at Hamilton South Eastern High School. She has fifteen years of teaching experience. Liz is currently working on becoming a Google Educator.
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Shaun Rose

Shaun Rose is an Assistant Principal at Pendleton Heights High School. He has eleven years of teaching and administrative experience. Rose is currently working on becoming a Google Educator.


Wednesday June 17, 2015 9:45am - 11:45am
Decker 377 Decker Hall

10:45am

Accessible Instructional Materials for all Students
State code requires that all students who need Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) in order to access the general education curriculum are given these materials. Find out what the law requires and how you can get these materials for your students. Also, how can you make sure your teacher created materials are accessible as you move to digital learning?

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Smithson

Jenny Smithson

Director of Academic Programs, Alexandria Community School Corporation
Jenny Smithson is the Director of Academic Programs at Alexandria Community School Corporation. She is a graduate of Ball State University and has expertise in the areas of special education, high ability education, ELL, and Universal Design for Learning. She loves to talk about educational policy and being an advocate for students.


Wednesday June 17, 2015 10:45am - 11:30am
Hartung 103 Hartung Hall

10:45am

3 Things Students Should Have Before They Leave High School
In our world today, a resume and a cover letter aren’t going to support our students to create opportunities.  To adequately prepare students for the world that they live in, it is important that we use the opportunities that are in front of us and help students develop a network to connect with others, a digital portfolio that shows their learning and growth, as well as an About.Me page to bring all of these things together. In this presentation, we will look at what these could look like and how we could implement this at the K-12 level.3 Things Students Should Have Before They Leave High School

Speakers
avatar for George Couros

George Couros

Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant
My name is George Couros, and I am currently an “Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant”, as well as the author of “The Innovator’s Mindset“.  Formerly, I was the Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning with Parkland School Division, located in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada, and have over 17 years of experience as an educator, in a myriad of roles from K-12. I am... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2015 10:45am - 11:30am
Decker 133 Decker Hall

10:45am

45 Google Tools in 45 Minutes
Every teacher needs a belt with plenty of tools for use. This session will focus on apps and tools for activity, creativity, and productivity.

Speakers
avatar for Robbie Grimes

Robbie Grimes

Owner, EdTechZone
Whether it’s helping users understand the collaborative power of Google Apps for Education, building lessons in a school’s learning management system, or helping students, teachers, and parents recognize the importance of Digital Citizenship, Robbie Grimes’ passion lies in helping children and adults become better learners and consumers of information through the use of technology. Robbie believes that to be successful, learners must have... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2015 10:45am - 11:30am
Hartung 104 Hartung Hall

10:45am

ClassDojo: A Fun Tool for Positive Classroom Management-Secondary
ClassDojo is a classroom tool that helps teachers save time, boost classroom engagement, and improve student behavior.  ClassDojo lets you communicate student progress with parents and students.  It also allows teachers to track behavior with hassle-free behavior reports.  This session is a brief overview of this FREE classroom tool.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Stapleton

Jamie Stapleton

8th grade Language Arts teacher, Alexandria Community Schools
Jamie is licensed in Secondary English Education and Special Education. She has been teaching for 11 years. She teaches middle school and LOVES it! Her passion is finding ways to help students fall in love with reading. Jamie was a part of Alexandria's 8th grade iPad pilot this past year.


Wednesday June 17, 2015 10:45am - 11:30am
Hartung 166 Hartung Hall

10:45am

Freedom Summer: The Forces that Shaped the Passage of the Civil Rights Act
The computer teaching application titled "Freedom Summer" was created in conjunction with the Center on Congress at Indiana University. The app, which utilizes images, speeches, and a historical timeline, highlights pivotal moments in the Civil Rights era. Please download the Freedom Summer app to be able to fully participate in the session.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Cline

Kevin Cline

Department Chair for Social Studies, Teacher, Frankton High School
Kevin M. Cline has been teaching for ten years, and is currently the Department Chair for Social Studies at Frankton High School. He teaches classes in American Government, US History, and World History. He is a past recipient of the American Civic Education Teaching Award. He has also worked, in conjunction with the Center on Congress at Indiana University, to create an app titled "Freedom Summer," which highlights pivotal moments in the... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2015 10:45am - 11:30am
Hartung 321 Hartung Hall

10:45am

Google Calender: Advanced
Participants will learn how to:
Create, share, and publish appointments and events
Track various events using multiple calendars
View events on mobile devices

All participants should have a Google account set up prior to the session. The session will be in a lab, so that participants may use their own device or the computers in this lab. 

Speakers
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Mark Hall

Mark Hall has received his Ed.S., MAE, BS degrees from Ball State University. He currently serves as the principal of Pendleton Heights High School. From 2006 - 2010 he was the assistant principal at  Pendleton Heights High School, and from 2002 - 2006 he was the | assistant principal at Pendleton Heights Middle School. Hall was a teacher at  Delta Middle School from 1998-2002, and a teacher at Southern Wells High School from 1997-1998... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2015 10:45am - 11:30am
Decker 347 Decker Hall

10:45am

Intro to Google Hangouts
Learn how to use Google Hangouts to revolutionize your classroom.  

eLEAD Leadership Team
avatar for Ryan Glaze

Ryan Glaze

Assistant Superintendent, Anderson Community Schools
A 24 year educator, Ryan is Assistant Superintendent at Anderson Community School Corporation. Ryan spent 10 years in the classroom and 14 years in administration.  Ryan holds three degrees from Ball State University a Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, and Education Specialist.  He is currently persuing his Education Doctorate at Ball State University.  Ryan believes in life-long learning and loves to see learning at work!


Wednesday June 17, 2015 10:45am - 11:30am
Hartung 167 Hartung Hall

10:45am

PowerTeacher Gradebook Tips and Tricks
Learn tips and tricks to make PowerTeacher gradebook more user friendly. Come prepared with your list of ways you wish gradebook worked. We will dig in and find ways to make it work better for you. It's the little things that make a big difference. 

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Todd

Tammy Todd

PowerSchool Support Specialist, Anderson Community Schools
Tammy Todd, MA, has worked with PowerSchool for eight years as a support specialist and trainer. She is passionate about security and helping people better use and understand their everyday technology. Todd conducts training sessions in all aspects of PowerSchool, PowerTeacher, and gradebook and has presented about FERPA to various groups of educator and administrators. In addition to this support and training, she taught technology courses at... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2015 10:45am - 11:30am
Hartung 274 Hartung Hall

10:45am

Screencast-O-Matic: Free One-click screen capture recording
Do you want an easy way to share lectures with students?
Do you wish your students could listen to an explanation again without repeating yourself in class or from the comfort of their own home?
Are you thinking about flipping a portion of your class, but are unsure how to publish your videos?
Would you like students to create a podcast to share their knowledge on a topic?
In this workshop, you’ll learn how to use a screen capture recording tool. Screencast-O-Matic is a one-click screen capture tool. Just click START RECORDING to record.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Hinton

Ron Hinton

Mathematics Teacher, Pendleton Heights High School
Ron Hinton received his BA in Mathematics Education. He has thirty-two years teaching experience in mathematics/physical education/computer programming. Hinton has faciliated numerous in-district e-learning workshops for South Madison Community Schools.
avatar for Anne Plovick

Anne Plovick

Secondary Mathematics Teacher, South Madison Community School Corporation
Anne Plovick has a M.A. in Secondary Education. She has ten years teaching experience in mathematics. Plovick has created numerous videos of lessons using screencast-o-matic, as well as, facilitating in-district e-learning workshops at South Madison Community Schools.


Wednesday June 17, 2015 10:45am - 11:30am
Hartung 365 Hartung Hall

10:45am

Technology Enhanced Practice for Kindergarten Through Grade Five
There is clearly an increased attention to and demand for greater use of new technologies and features in preparing students for assessments. One way teachers can help K-5 students prepare for summative testing is to ensure they can perform certain technology tasks, such as highlighting, navigating, and drag and drop. The IDOE has compiled a list of a few free technology enhanced websites that will help prepare Indiana students for success.

Speakers
avatar for John Wolf

John Wolf

Elementary Literacy Specialist, Indiana Department of Education
John Wolf currently serves as an elementary literacy specialist at the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE). He has served the state in the areas of Early Childhood, Reading First, Title I and Special Education. Previously, Wolf taught at the elementary level and worked at the central office for the Vigo County School Corporation and Reading Coordinator for Reading First schools in the Indianapolis Public Schools system. Have you joined the... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2015 10:45am - 11:30am
Hartung 102 Hartung Hall

10:45am

The Lightning Round: 45 Powerful Tools in 45 Minutes
Hang on, because they’re going to come fast and furious! 45 useful digital tools are presented in 45 minutes. Get the most power for your hour! Everyone will come away with something they didn’t know about that they can use. Includes GREAT digital handouts to give you access to these tools any time.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Keynote Speaker, Ditch That Textbook
Matt Miller is a teacher, blogger and presenter from West Central Indiana. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He is the author of the book Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom and writes at the Ditch That Textbook blog about using technology and creative ideas in teaching. He is a Google Certified Innovator (Austin ’14), a PBS LearningMedia... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2015 10:45am - 11:30am
Hartung 101 Hartung Hall

10:45am

Writing Road Map using Writing Webbing Tools
In this session, you will learn about using different webbing tools to help students more clearly focus their writing. You will also see my own classroom examples of a "Writing Road Map".  

Speakers
avatar for Paul Claxon

Paul Claxon

Teacher, South Madison
Paul Claxon - I am a twenty-two year veteran teacher with wide and varied classroom and grade level experiences. I have taught third through sixth grade levels along with being an elementary technology special area teacher for eight years. In my current role, I teach kindergarten thru sixth grade students weekly lessons on using technology to enhance their classroom projects.


Wednesday June 17, 2015 10:45am - 11:30am
Hartung 218 Hartung Hall

10:45am

Developing Global Learning Communities
Professional growth can be easy and rewarding when you learn with other educators from around the globe. Get ideas on how to develop, grow, or nurture your own learning community through the use of social media sites like Twitter and LinkedIn. 

Wednesday June 17, 2015 10:45am - 11:30am
Hartung 116 Hartung Hall

10:45am

SpendBridge
Increased demands on time call for a simpler, more accurate purchasing system. SpendBridge brings together all products and vendor catalogs into one intuitive storefront that simply works – for every user across all locations.
• Offers an intuitive interface that is easy, quick and accurate
• Allows automated workflow to simplify the approval process
• Is cloud-based for easy setup and maintenance-free function
• Displays product images to reduce errors

Speakers
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Tom Jackson

President | SpendBridge
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Larry Williams

East Central Educational Service Center
Larry Williams is the Technology Coordinator for the East Central Educational Service Center. Larry's duties include managing the SpendBridge account for our member schools and answering questions concerning SpendBridge.


Wednesday June 17, 2015 10:45am - 11:30am
Decker 301 Decker Hall

10:45am

Sphero in the Classroom
What is a Sphero and how can I use it in my classroom?

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Anacker

Meghan Anacker

Technology Interventionist, Alexandria-Monroe Elementary School
Graduated from Ball State. Married with a sweet 1-year old girl. I love talking about digital resources and tools, new tech stuff and STEM.


Wednesday June 17, 2015 10:45am - 11:30am
Hartung 159 Hartung Hall

10:45am

10:45am

Walk-Through Exhibit: Prototyping for Makers
Demonstrations of and discussions about makerspaces, 3d printing, and their support in growing STEM in the community.

Speakers
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Chance Merrell

Chance is a long term participant in the FIRST Tech Challenge and is a mentor of the 7790 Tektonic Ninjas. Team 7790 is sponsored by Club Cyberia, Indianapolis' first makerspace and longtime supporter of STEM education.


Wednesday June 17, 2015 10:45am - 1:00pm
Hartung 181 Hartung Hall

11:00am

Journey Through Our Digital Footprints: Student Showcase
Fourth grade pilot students from Alexandria-Monroe Intermediate School will showcase their projects from the school's Festival of Digital Learning

Moderators
avatar for Andrea Meadows

Andrea Meadows

Fourth Grade Teacher, Alexandria Community School Corporation
Andrea Meadows received her BS in Special Education in 2008 and her MA in Elementary Education in 2011 from Ball State University. She served as a special education teacher in grades 3-12 for Alexandria Community School Corporation from 2008-2015. She is currently a fourth grade teacher at Alexandria-Monroe Intermediate School in a 1:1 pilot classroom with iPads. Andrea is a certfied Google Educator and has earned her basic certification from... Read More →

Wednesday June 17, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Reardon Auditorium Reardon Auditorium

11:45am

Copyright Schmoppyright
What exactly is Copyright and why is it important for me as a teacher to know about it and incorporate it's premise into my instruction?

Speakers
avatar for Robbie Grimes

Robbie Grimes

Owner, EdTechZone
Whether it’s helping users understand the collaborative power of Google Apps for Education, building lessons in a school’s learning management system, or helping students, teachers, and parents recognize the importance of Digital Citizenship, Robbie Grimes’ passion lies in helping children and adults become better learners and consumers of information through the use of technology. Robbie believes that to be successful, learners must have... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2015 11:45am - 12:30pm
Hartung 104 Hartung Hall

11:45am

Your Digital Footprint

We all have a digital footprint, as do our schools and organizations. “Googling” ourselves makes this apparent whether we have had any say in it or not.  As individuals and as organizations, what can we do to actually shape this footprint?  With open sharing of our learning, a digital footprint can easily be developed for either an individual, school or organization.  This is not about branding as much as it is about modelling for our students that we are learners along with them.


#gcourosdf

Speakers
avatar for George Couros

George Couros

Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant
My name is George Couros, and I am currently an “Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant”, as well as the author of “The Innovator’s Mindset“.  Formerly, I was the Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning with Parkland School Division, located in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada, and have over 17 years of experience as an educator, in a myriad of roles from K-12. I am... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2015 11:45am - 12:30pm
Decker 133 Decker Hall

11:45am

A Day in My Paperless Classroom-Elementary
Take a tour of the tools and techniques this teacher uses to teach practically paperlessly. Find out about using: Google Apps to create almost everything in class, Weebly for a class website, TodaysMeet to communicate quickly, Socrative for quick assessment, KidBlog for online writing, and more. Great digital handouts give you all the information you need to get started with anything mentioned in the session.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Keynote Speaker, Ditch That Textbook
Matt Miller is a teacher, blogger and presenter from West Central Indiana. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He is the author of the book Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom and writes at the Ditch That Textbook blog about using technology and creative ideas in teaching. He is a Google Certified Innovator (Austin ’14), a PBS LearningMedia... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2015 11:45am - 12:30pm
Hartung 101 Hartung Hall

11:45am

Technology Enhanced Practice for Kindergarten Through Grade Five
There is clearly an increased attention to and demand for greater use of new technologies and features in preparing students for assessments. One way teachers can help K-5 students prepare for summative testing is to ensure they can perform certain technology tasks, such as highlighting, navigating, and drag and drop. The IDOE has compiled a list of a few free technology enhanced websites that will help prepare Indiana students for success.

Speakers
avatar for John Wolf

John Wolf

Elementary Literacy Specialist, Indiana Department of Education
John Wolf currently serves as an elementary literacy specialist at the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE). He has served the state in the areas of Early Childhood, Reading First, Title I and Special Education. Previously, Wolf taught at the elementary level and worked at the central office for the Vigo County School Corporation and Reading Coordinator for Reading First schools in the Indianapolis Public Schools system. Have you joined the... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2015 11:45am - 12:30pm
Hartung 102 Hartung Hall

11:45am

Twitter For Teachers: PD at Your Finger Tips-Elementary
How can you use the social network Twitter for researching, learning about current events, and extend learning beyond the classroom?  Join Katie in this session and gather ideas for using Twitter in your 21st century classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Katie McKnight

Katie McKnight

Distinguished Professor of Research, National Louis University
Dr. McKnight is an author, educator and consultant. Her career in education began as a high school English teacher in the Chicago Public School system more than 25 years ago. She received her B.A. degree from George Washington University, her M.Ed. from Northeastern Illinois University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She currently serves as a Distinguished Professor of Research at National Louis University. McKnight... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2015 11:45am - 12:30pm
Hartung 167 Hartung Hall

11:45am

Hot Wheels Science
Children love playing with Hot Wheels cars. Capture this excitement by using Hot Wheels cars to explore physical science concepts such as kinetic and potential energy, Newton's Laws, and engineering design.

All participants will receive a copy of the Hot Wheels unit of study produced by the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. 

Speakers
avatar for Don Riefler

Don Riefler

MuseumPort Coordinator, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Don Riefler is an all-purpose nerd with years of experience in youth work and informal science education. He worked with at-risk youth in Lafayette for seven years before leaving to acquire his Master's degree in Museum Education from IUPUI. He worked at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis in graduate school, spent two years running the education department at Mobius Science Center in Spokane, WA, and then returned to The Children's Museum in... Read More →
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Becky Wolfe

Science Programs Manager, The Children's Museum of Indianpaolis
Becky Wolfe is the Science Programs Manager at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. At the museum, she is oversees STEM programs for students and teachers. Prior to joining the museum, she taught 5th grade math science. Wolfe has a degree in elementary education from the University of Northern Iow and a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Louisville.


Wednesday June 17, 2015 11:45am - 1:00pm
Hartung 103 Hartung Hall

12:45pm

A Day in My Paperless Classroom-Secondary
Take a tour of the tools and techniques this teacher uses to teach practically paperlessly. Find out about using: Google Apps to create almost everything in class, Weebly for a class website, TodaysMeet to communicate quickly, Socrative for quick assessment, KidBlog for online writing, and more. Great digital handouts give you all the information you need to get started with anything mentioned in the session.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Keynote Speaker, Ditch That Textbook
Matt Miller is a teacher, blogger and presenter from West Central Indiana. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He is the author of the book Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom and writes at the Ditch That Textbook blog about using technology and creative ideas in teaching. He is a Google Certified Innovator (Austin ’14), a PBS LearningMedia... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2015 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Hartung 101 Hartung Hall

12:45pm

Blogging as Professional Portfolio

Blogging has become a tool that is used often in the classroom, but has also become a valuable tool for educators to use in their own professional learning.  Aligning with Teaching Standards , this session will show you how to create a professional portfolio that will be invaluable for sharing, connecting, and reflecting on teaching practice.  


#blogasportfolio

Speakers
avatar for George Couros

George Couros

Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant
My name is George Couros, and I am currently an “Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant”, as well as the author of “The Innovator’s Mindset“.  Formerly, I was the Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning with Parkland School Division, located in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada, and have over 17 years of experience as an educator, in a myriad of roles from K-12. I am... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2015 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Decker 133 Decker Hall

12:45pm

Transformative Teaching
What does a "transformed classroom" look like? Why is it important that my classroom is transformed? Spend some time chatting with other educators about why edtech is so important.

Speakers
avatar for Robbie Grimes

Robbie Grimes

Owner, EdTechZone
Whether it’s helping users understand the collaborative power of Google Apps for Education, building lessons in a school’s learning management system, or helping students, teachers, and parents recognize the importance of Digital Citizenship, Robbie Grimes’ passion lies in helping children and adults become better learners and consumers of information through the use of technology. Robbie believes that to be successful, learners must have... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2015 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Hartung 104 Hartung Hall

12:45pm

Twitter For Teachers: PD at Your Finger Tips-Secondary
How can you use the social network Twitter for researching, learning about current events, and extend learning beyond the classroom?  Join Katie in this session and gather ideas for using Twitter in your 21st century classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Katie McKnight

Katie McKnight

Distinguished Professor of Research, National Louis University
Dr. McKnight is an author, educator and consultant. Her career in education began as a high school English teacher in the Chicago Public School system more than 25 years ago. She received her B.A. degree from George Washington University, her M.Ed. from Northeastern Illinois University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She currently serves as a Distinguished Professor of Research at National Louis University. McKnight... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2015 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Hartung 167 Hartung Hall

12:45pm

STEM-good; STEAM-better; FSTEAM-best
Teachers know that the current governmental obsession with standardized testing is not the best thing for our students. STEM provides great opportunity for students to get away from tests and do meaningful, motivational education. We will look at ways to supplement STEM with A(rt) and add F(un).

Speakers
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Clark Hadley

43 year science teacher at Bell-East Middle School, currently lead teacher at the Challenger Learning Center of Indianapolis


Wednesday June 17, 2015 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Hartung 116 Hartung Hall

1:00pm

What 1:1 Looks Like in a K-2 Building
Learn about what Alexandria-Monroe Elementary School looked like while piloting and sharing iPads.

Moderators
avatar for Meghan Anacker

Meghan Anacker

Technology Interventionist, Alexandria-Monroe Elementary School
Graduated from Ball State. Married with a sweet 1-year old girl. I love talking about digital resources and tools, new tech stuff and STEM.

Wednesday June 17, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Decker 230 Decker Hall

1:15pm

Google in a foreign language classroom.
Our most successful students are able to navigate constant change within our global economy well, seeking and finding creative solutions in our digital age to help humanity with empathy and compassion. As teachers, how exciting is it to be a huge part of our future's technological literacy journey!

Why Google? Come find out how to get immediate feedback on students' level of comprehension using Google Forms. Using Google Classroom, transmit lesson content - including YouTube videos, documents, and links. Google Classroom can also collect students' assignments. How easy is it to have your own Google webpage? With Google Voice, students can leave messages in target language - listen when and where you want to! Provide immediate feedback to students' writing and/or collaboratively write a story in the target language with Google Document. Creating PowerPoint presentations together, in a group, has never been easier with Google Slides. And finally, explore Google Drive: The ultimate file cabinet. 

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Seth Boyes

Innovative Learning Specialist, Five-Star Technology Solutions
Seth has over 10 years of classroom experience both in special & general education. Seth loves working as an eCoach. He is enthusiastic about technology and the power it has in the classroom.
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Shali Manwani

Spanish Teacher, Elwood High School
Shali Manwani has degrees from Purdue University B.A. and IN Wesleyan Transition to Teaching. Ms. Manwani is currently at IUPUI SPEA as a graduate student. Ms. Manwani has four years high school Spanish teaching experience. Ms. Manwani loves integrating technology within the Spanish curriculum at Elwood High School.


Wednesday June 17, 2015 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Hartung 255 Hartung Hall

1:15pm

Learn to Use Five-Star Pivot's Daily Assessments
Learn to use Five-Star Pivot’s Daily Assessments to build online assessments that are easy to create, easy to give, and easy to grade. See how assessments are graded automatically with instant results for side-by-side analysis with all test data. Learn to quickly identify students for RTI, 8-Step, and remediation processes. 

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Tammy Kikta

Product Specialist, Five-Star Technology Solutions
Tammy Kikta is the Five-Star Pivot Product Specialist. She would love to talk with you about all that PIVOT has to offer. The five modules which combine to create PIVOT work together seamlessly as a school improvement software. PIVOT will enhance and empower your work in improving student learning. PIVOT is easy-to-use, offers longitudinal analysis of data, has visual analysis to quickly pinpoint areas needing attention, offers multi-sorting... Read More →
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Schauna Findlay Relue

Director of Learning, Five-Star Technology Solutions
Dr. Schauna Findlay Relue is the Director of Learning at Five-Star Technology Solutions, Consultant for the PARCC Assessment Consortium, and President of IN ASCD.


Wednesday June 17, 2015 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Hartung 214 Hartung Hall

1:15pm

Teaching Students to Hit the "Fastball"
Participants will learn to use a student response system to turn your daily warm-up problems into a data-driven method of teaching students the fundamental topics of your curriculum. This will also include re-teaching and differentiation, all for two minutes of class time each day!

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Darin DeNeal

Math Teacher, Pendleton Heights Middle School
Darin DeNeal is currently a secondary math teacher at Pendleton Heights Middle School. He has previously taught at Wes-Del Community Schools. He has a B.S. in mathematical education from Ball State University.


Wednesday June 17, 2015 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Hartung 159 Hartung Hall

1:15pm

Using Prezi In Your Classroom
Learn how to put together a Prezi Presentation for your classroom. A Prezi is similar to a PowerPoint, but with more options. You will learn how to sign up for a free educators account and  make a basic Prezi (including downloading you-tube videos and music into your document) that you can use in your classroom.  

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Wendy Hilligoss

Wendy Hilligoss has taught in the South Madison School Corp for twenty-seven years. She is currently one of four wellness instructors at Pendleton Heights Middle School. Hilligoss graduated from Manchester College with a BS degree in K-12 physical education and health. She received MA degree from Ball State University.


Wednesday June 17, 2015 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Decker 377 Decker Hall

1:15pm

Using the SAMR Model to Build Technology Lessons
SAMR Model-- Using the steps of the S(Substitution), A(Augmentation), M(Modification), R(Redefinition) model to create effective 1:1 lessons for your classroom.

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Shannon Howell

Alexandria-Monroe Intermediate School
Shannon Howell has seventeen years  of teaching experience with the Alexandria Community School Corporation. She has received a BS in Elementary Education from Indiana University - Bloomington and a master's in Curriculum and Technology Instruction from Nova Southeastern University. Shannon has taught all subjects in sixth grade over the past fifteen years and will be in her third year of teaching a fifth/sixth high ability class.
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Lindsey Walters

3rd grade teacher, Alexandria Intermediate School
Lindsey Walters has three years of teaching experience with the Alexandria Communit Schools. She received her BS in Elementary and Special Education from Anderson University.


Wednesday June 17, 2015 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Hartung 102 Hartung Hall

1:45pm

Apps for Struggling Readers and Writers
This session will be a flurry of accessibility apps for use with students who have accommodations for reading and writing. The focus of the session is not on remediation, but on tools to help them access content and participate to the fullest extent in the general education classroom.

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Jenny Smithson

Director of Academic Programs, Alexandria Community School Corporation
Jenny Smithson is the Director of Academic Programs at Alexandria Community School Corporation. She is a graduate of Ball State University and has expertise in the areas of special education, high ability education, ELL, and Universal Design for Learning. She loves to talk about educational policy and being an advocate for students.


Wednesday June 17, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Hartung 103 Hartung Hall

1:45pm

Good AEM Makes a Difference
Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) should not be an after thought for providing materials to students with a disability.

When planning to purchase digital textbooks, reading materials, eLearning delivery systems, software, hardware, and more, it is important to create a demand for accessible educational materials.

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Jeff Bond

ICAM Technology Coordinator, PATINS Project
Jeff is the Technology Coordinator for the Indiana Center for Accessible Materials (ICAM) providing technology consultation, presentations, and training to Indiana's statewide local educational agencies and parent groups.  Jeff also enjoys presenting at local, state and national conferences.  


Wednesday June 17, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Hartung 321 Hartung Hall

1:45pm

Bring Books Alive-Book Trailers
Allow students to bring books alive by creating book trailers.

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Lucille Helpling

Lucille Helpling has a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Anderson University, a Minor in Library Science from Ball State University, and a Master's Degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. She has twelve years of teaching experience in the elementary classroom and K-8 library. As the current Media Specialist at Pendleton Heights Middle School, she enjoys using books electronic tools to teach students life long skills of problem... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Decker 301 Decker Hall

1:45pm

Building Independent, Adventurous Readers with Young Adult Literature & Leveled Texts (5-12)
Create a classroom buzzing with students who are eager to read a wide variety of texts. Katie introduces strategies that encourage students to read more independently. Learn how to use leveled texts while implementing best practices for teaching young adult literature. The applications in your classroom are endless!

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Katie McKnight

Distinguished Professor of Research, National Louis University
Dr. McKnight is an author, educator and consultant. Her career in education began as a high school English teacher in the Chicago Public School system more than 25 years ago. She received her B.A. degree from George Washington University, her M.Ed. from Northeastern Illinois University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She currently serves as a Distinguished Professor of Research at National Louis University. McKnight... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Hartung 167 Hartung Hall

1:45pm

Building Vocabulary with the iPad
This session will incorporate apps and games to help build vocabulary in the classroom.

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Cyndee McFerran

8th Grade Science Teacher, Alexandria
Cyndee McFerran is a teacher for the Alexandria School Corporation, and she has eleven years teaching experience. Currently, Cyndee is an eighth grade science teacher at Alexandria Monroe Jr. High School. Prior to teaching, Cyndee worked for fifteen years in retail management. Cyndee has a BS degree from Manchester College, and received her teaching certification and Master of Education from Anderson University.  This year, Cyndee was part... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Hartung 166 Hartung Hall

1:45pm

Cancelled: Discovery Education 101
Top 10 ways to effectively integrate Discovery Education tools into daily instruction. 

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Michael Haggart

Discovery Education
Michael Haggart received an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He obtained his master's degree in Special Education. Haggart taught 8th grade special education math for two years. He has worked with Discovery Education for the past two and a half years, supporting districts' transition to digital teaching and learning.


Wednesday June 17, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Hartung 116 Hartung Hall

1:45pm

Destiny Library Manager and Classroom Connections
Destiny Library Manager/Classroom Connections

• Universal Search: streamlined view of OPAC to engage students
• OneSearch: View all resources in a single search
• Bridge the gap in classroom materials using eBooks
• Help your district create a 21st Century learning environment
• Support teachers in transforming instruction - utilizing technology in the classroom 

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Wednesday June 17, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Hartung 116 Hartung Hall

1:45pm

Effective Classroom Blogging
Session will focus in the variety of ways a blog can help teachers communicate with students and their families. Also addressed will be how to run a blog without overwhelming yourself. Practical suggestions that will make your experience more efficient and enjoyable.

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Don Gniffke

Math Instructional Coach, Anderson Community Schools
Graduate of Kentucky Christian University (B.S.) and Ball State University (M.A. in El. Ed.). Classroom teacher for ten years (4th - 6th Grades), Elementary Data Coach (1 year), and currently the Math Instructional Coach for Highland Middle School, Anderson Community Schools. (3 years) Mr. G. is also a trained presenter for the AFT's course, "Thinking Mathematics 3-5." and a Certified Google Educator.


Wednesday June 17, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Hartung 365 Hartung Hall

1:45pm

eLearning Environments and Learning Styles
On-line and electronic learning platforms do not have to restrict learning styles and methods. This session will explore ways to encourage different learning styles and methods within the electronic and on-line learning environments that create meaningful learning experiences for individual students and collaborative groups of varying ages.  

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Stephanie Moran

Director of Community Engagement, Anderson University
Stephanie Moran received her MA in Education from Ball State University. She currently directs The Office of Community Engagement at Anderson University and has expertise in the area of engaged learning and methods of transformative learning experiences. Moran has presented at multiple conferences focused on developing learning goals and outcomes, and best practice for engaged learning. Moran is committed to creating meaningful learning... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Decker 133 Decker Hall

1:45pm

Google Search: Advanced
Participants will learn how to:
Use search operators in Google Search and across other Google tools
Use Google Translate to understand different languages
Use Google News and Google Scholar as primary resources
Manage Google Search settings
Use the Google app on computers, tablets and other mobile devices
All participants should have a Google account set up prior to the session. The session will be in a lab, so that participants may use their own device or the computers in this lab.  

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Mark Hall

Mark Hall has received his Ed.S., MAE, BS degrees from Ball State University. He currently serves as the principal of Pendleton Heights High School. From 2006 - 2010 he was the assistant principal at  Pendleton Heights High School, and from 2002 - 2006 he was the | assistant principal at Pendleton Heights Middle School. Hall was a teacher at  Delta Middle School from 1998-2002, and a teacher at Southern Wells High School from 1997-1998... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Decker 347 Decker Hall

1:45pm

Interactive White Boards
Interactive White Boards is an opportunity to engage students in many different ways. Interactive White Boards can be used for digital student journals for Reading, interactive student work for Math and other subjects, and webcasts for all subjects to demonstrate work to students.  

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Chris Brown

Chris Brown is a 5th grade teacher at Maple Ridge Elementary in South Madison School Corporation. He graduated from Ball State Elementary in 2003 with a Major in Elementary Education. He then graduated from Ball State University in 2013 with a Masters in Education and Educational Leadership. He integrates technology on a daily basis in the classroom and South Madison Community School Corporation is currently transitioning to a one to one... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Decker 230 Decker Hall

1:45pm

Mind Mapping with Google Drawing
This underutilized tool can be used for much more than drawing. Learn how this collaborative tool can be used to start projects and spark the mind through Mind Mapping.

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Robbie Grimes

Owner, EdTechZone
Whether it’s helping users understand the collaborative power of Google Apps for Education, building lessons in a school’s learning management system, or helping students, teachers, and parents recognize the importance of Digital Citizenship, Robbie Grimes’ passion lies in helping children and adults become better learners and consumers of information through the use of technology. Robbie believes that to be successful, learners must have... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Hartung 104 Hartung Hall

1:45pm

NBC Learn
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Cyndy Harrison

Technology Consultant, TIES
Cyndy moved to Minnesota in 2013, but is originally from Houston, TX and graduated from Texas A&M University with a BBA in Marketing. After working in marketing and advertising for six years, she received a Masters of Education in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Houston and has almost 20 years of experience in education including being in a 1:1 classroom environment for U.S. History. She has conducted numerous presentations at... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Hartung 274 Hartung Hall

1:45pm

Symbaloo: Visual Bookmarking for Your Classroom
Learn how to create a symbaloo page and how it would be useful for the classroom.

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Erika Matthews

Media and eLearning Specialist, SMCSC
Erika Matthews has taught for 14 years with South Madison Community School Corporation. She has taught 6th grade, Kindergarten, 1st grade, and K-6 Computers and is currently the media and eLearning Specialist at Pendleton Elementary.


Wednesday June 17, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Hartung 101 Hartung Hall

1:45pm

Overview of PRISM Resources for Indiana Teachers
PRISM is a free website linking Indiana Academic Standards for primarily science, technology, engineering and mathematics to appropriate websites and application for grades 6-12. We have in the last few years added standards for all subjects K-12. The site is hosted at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and is funded by the Lilly Endowment.

PRISM offers the Moodle LMS through this website and provides daily support to teachers. It is a learning management system for teachers allowing them to create an online classroom where they can store course materials and provide study materials for their students.  

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Bob Jackson

Educational Liaison, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology - PRISM
Bob Jackson is an Educational Liaison at Rose-Hulman PRISM. Bob taught first and second year Chemistry, Biology and an Adv. Field Research course at West Vigo High School for twenty-seven years. He possesses a Master's Degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Indiana Wesleyan University, a Master's Degree from Indiana State University in Educational Administration and a Bachelor's Degree from Indiana State University in Science Education... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Hartung 218 Hartung Hall

2:50pm

Ditch That Textbook
Engage students. Build relationships. Rekindle your love of teaching! The world is changing and becoming more and more digital every day. If education doesn’t change with it, our classrooms will become irrelevant in a world of ubiquitous information. Participants in this session will learn timeless techniques for using technology in the classroom that will withstand the passage of time, regardless of which websites come and go. They’ll leave inspired and motivated with practical tips for ditching their textbooks in favor of more digital means of learning.

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Matt Miller

Keynote Speaker, Ditch That Textbook
Matt Miller is a teacher, blogger and presenter from West Central Indiana. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He is the author of the book Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom and writes at the Ditch That Textbook blog about using technology and creative ideas in teaching. He is a Google Certified Innovator (Austin ’14), a PBS LearningMedia... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2015 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Reardon Auditorium Reardon Auditorium