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Spring Conference - Learning & Leading by Design

 Sunday April 7 - Tuesday April 9

 Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison WI

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Sunday, April 7
 

10:30am

Advanced Google Drive-ing

This workshop expects that you come knowing the basics of Google Drive (creating files, sharing, organizing things into folders) and want to go deeper. You can review 'Getting Started' materials to be up to speed at http://goo.gl/tkFQX prior to the workshop. During this workshop, we’ll take a look at structuring sharing to classes, scripts to make efficiency smoother, and apps you can add to work in Google Drive. We’ll also explore features to use with students in Google Drive apps and apps you can add in Chrome to make your Google Drive experience more integrated.

Note: Any participants coming to this workshop, please make sure you have the newest Chrome browser installed on your laptop. iPads are not recommended for this workshop.


Keynotes & Spotlights
avatar for Chad Kafka

Chad Kafka

Chad Kafka works as a Technology Integration Specialist for Franklin Public Schools in Wisconsin. He enjoys networking with other educators through his work with the Google Certified Teacher, Google Certified Trainer and Apple Distinguished Educator programs. Chad enjoys challenging educators and students to think differently when it comes to using technology. He's passionate about sharing his knowledge with others and hopes to share some new... Read More →


Sunday April 7, 2013 10:30am - 12:15pm
PC Lab Q & R

10:30am

When You Have Responsibility and Not Enough Power: The Art of Influence

This session will present a set of strategies & techniques used by very effective leaders in education and in business to get followers to choose the correct path. Emphasis will be on using new strategies for communication, leadership, leveraging time & efforts, more effective planning & decision-making strategies. Copies of all strategies & handouts will be delivered to participants.


Keynotes & Spotlights
avatar for Bruce Miles

Bruce Miles

Dr. Bruce Miles is the owner of the Big River Group.  He has been a paraprofessional, a regular education & special education teacher, and a school administrator.  For seven years, he was an Assistant Professor & taught Graduate & Doctoral coursework in the areas of Educational Administration leadership, research, planning, finance & personnel.  He is a national-level facilitator, presenter and trainer in the... Read More →


Sunday April 7, 2013 10:30am - 12:15pm
Room I

12:30pm

Self-Publishing Across the Curriculum

Today’s students can represent their learning in a variety of multimedia experiences. The self-publishing revolution brings all types of media into one interactive experience on your iOS device. Participants will utilize Apple’s Pages to begin construction of an ePub document geared towards a specific curricular need. Learn how you can help students engage in authentic practice and create the media they want to read.


Keynotes & Spotlights
avatar for Josh Mika

Josh Mika

Josh Mika is currently the Library Resource Center Director at Beebe Elementary in Naperville District 203.  He taught 4th & 5th grade in the self-contained, regular ed classroom for eight years before transitioning into the library/media center.  Mr. Mika received a B.A. from Knox College, a Masters degree from Cambridge College, and is currently wrapping up his doctoral work through Aurora University studying the mobile... Read More →


Sunday April 7, 2013 12:30pm - 2:15pm
PC Lab Q & R

12:30pm

Visual Artistry and Storytelling Through The Lens

This workshop is designed to help attendees not only make better photos, but will cover everything from the point at which your camera is turned on, all the way to the point in which the shutter release button is depressed, and beyond. We will look at the myriad of ways in which photography can be used to tell different stories, applied pedagogically, and many other educational applications. Attendees will also explore a variety of photographic techniques "in the field" as we will be going on a Photo Safari during this session. All cameras are appropriate for this session.


Keynotes & Spotlights
avatar for Ken Shelton

Ken Shelton

Ken currently holds a M.A. in Education, with a specialization in New Media Design and Production. He has worked as an educator for 9 years and currently teaches technology at the Middle School level. As a part of his active involvement within the Educational Technology community, Ken is a Google Certified Teacher, an Apple Distinguished Educator, a Discovery STAR Educator, a member of the Discovery Educator Network California Leadership Council... Read More →


Sunday April 7, 2013 12:30pm - 2:15pm
Room I

1:30pm

WEPlay @ WEMTA
Sunday April 7, 2013 1:30pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom A

1:30pm

WEPlay Breakout Sessions

There will be breakout sessions in this lab related to gaming in education. Join us to see how gaming + education = learning & fun.


Sunday April 7, 2013 1:30pm - 4:15pm
PC Lab O & P

2:30pm

'Capture' Learning with iPads

Participants will walk away with specific strategies for capturing learning with an iPad that will allow teachers to finally differentiate effectively.


Keynotes & Spotlights
avatar for Scott Meech

Scott Meech

Scott Meech has been teaching for 18 years and is currently Director of Technology in Downers Grove District #58 in Illinois. Meech earned his masters in education in curriculum and technology in 2005 and educational leadership certification from Johns Hopkins University and ISTE.  Scott's passion for education has led him to help develop several education initiatives including Edreach.us, IEAR.org and AppofApproval.us.


Sunday April 7, 2013 2:30pm - 4:15pm
Room I

2:30pm

Learning Visually

Integrating data visualization and infographics into the day to day classroom routine allows students to not only engage with information at a more complex level but also push their skill set to create relevant visuals to accompany their learning. After 15 years in the classroom, it is clear that inclusion of these methods into the learning environment develop more analytical consumers of information. And with the advent of powerful tools on the web, a venue for creation of new visualizations that stretch the learner from just consumer to also producer of information.

Participants will investigate a variety of classroom tested activities, browse a number of tools that are used to make data visualizations, and create their own original visualization. The end goal is for the participants to see proven examples with a pathway towards inclusion within their own teaching environments.


Keynotes & Spotlights
avatar for Diana Laufenberg

Diana Laufenberg

Diana Laufenberg has taught all grade levels from 7-12 in Social Studies over the past 15 years. She most recently taught at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, an inquiry-driven, project-based high school focused on modern learning. Her practice has deep roots in experiential education, taking students from the classroom to the real world and back again. Before finding her way to Philadelphia, she was an active member of the teaching... Read More →


Sunday April 7, 2013 2:30pm - 4:15pm
PC Lab Q & R

3:30pm

Author Fair

Authors include:

Katie McKy http://www.katiemcky.com/
Stephanie Pearmain http://www.stephaniepearmain.com/
Julie Bowe http://www.juliebowe.com/
E.M. Kokie http://www.emkokie.com/
Janet Halfmann http://www.janethalfmann.com/
W.H. Beck http://www.whbeck.com/
Ann Angel http://www.annangelwriter.com/whatsnew/new.html
Kelley Lynn http://www.lynnkelleyauthor.com/
Lisa Albert http://www.lisaalbert.com/
Patricia Curtis Pfitsch http://www.pfitsch.com/Welcome.html
Jesse Klausmeier http://www.jesseklausmeier.com/#
Joe Martino http://www.wisconsinmade.com/badgerland-books.aspx
JoAnn Early Macken http://www.joannmacken.com/
Andrea Skyberg http://andreaskyberg.com/
Ann Bausum http://www.annbausum.com/
Dori Chaconas http://www.dorichaconas.com/
Jacqueline Houtman http://jjhoutman.com/
Stephanie Lowden http://www.stephanielowden.com/
Lauren Myracle https://twitter.com/LaurenMyracle
Linda Sue Park http://www.lindasuepark.com/

 

Room E will also have the CCBC books for you to browse.


Sunday April 7, 2013 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Grand Terrace

3:30pm

Author Presentations

3:30-3:45 Andrea Skyberg

3:45-4:00 Patricia Curtis Pfitsch

4:00-4:15 Stephanie Pearmain

4:15-4:30 Katie McKy

4:30-4:45 Kelley Lynn

4:45-5:00 Stephanie Lowden

5:00-5:15 E.M. Kokie

5:15-5:30 Jesse Klausmeier


Sunday April 7, 2013 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Room H

3:30pm

Author Presentations

3:30-3:45  Lisa Albert

3:45-4:00 Ann Angel

4:00-4:15 Ann Bausum

4:15-4:30 W.H. Beck

4:30-4:45 Julie Bowe

4:45-5:00 Dori Chaconas

5:00-5:15 Janet Halfmann

5:15-5:30 Jacqueline Houtman 


Sunday April 7, 2013 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Room F

3:30pm

CCBC Book Preview

Stop in and check out the CCBC Choices which will be on display. 


Sunday April 7, 2013 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Room E

4:30pm

Write a Poem, Step by Step: A Simple, Logical, Effective Way to Write Poetry with Your Students

Thousands of students have experienced the joy of creating their own poems using this step-by-step method. Try it yourself—and pass it on! Each participant will write a draft of an original poem. Examples of outstanding poems (many written by former workshop students) will illustrate each step. Participants will receive revision tips, instructions for adapting to different grade levels and subject areas, and suggestions for encouraging students and helping them improve their poems.


Presenters
avatar for JoAnn Early Macken

JoAnn Early Macken

Author
JoAnn Early Macken is the author of Write a Poem Step by Step (Earlybird Press, 2012). Her newest picture books are Baby Says “Moo!” (Disney-Hyperion Books, 2011), Waiting Out the Storm (Candlewick Press, 2010), and Flip, Float, Fly: Seeds on the Move (Holiday House, 2008). Her poems appear in a number of magazines and anthologies, and she has also written more than 125 nonfiction books for young readers. JoAnn earned her M.F.A. in Writing... Read More →

Sunday April 7, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room I

5:30pm

I Know You Are, But What Am I?

A writer, mother, and member of her church choir, Lauren Myracle doesn't try to upset people. Really. Yet despite her good intentions, she's faced her share of controversy. She’s appeared on the “banned books” list for the past several years for her bestselling TTYL internet girls series, and she's dealt with strong public response to her tween series, Luv Ya Bunches. From The Advocate to Conan O’ Brian, media has buzzed about Myracle's decision to give one of the protagonists, Milla, two moms--and her refusal to sanitize the book for Scholastic Book Fairs by getting rid of Milla's same-sex parents. Join Lauren as she gives a brief-ish discussion of censorship and gives MEGA shout-outs to all the librarians who rock her world.


Keynotes & Spotlights
avatar for Lauren Myracle

Lauren Myracle

Lauren Myracle is the author of squillions of books for tweens and teens, including the best-selling Internet Girls series, horror novels Bliss and Rhymes with Witches, the coming-of-age series, The Winnie Years, and Shine, winner of the 2012 Walden Award for YA fiction. Lauren considers writing for young people to be her life’s work, and with over a million copies of her books in print, she feels amazingly lucky to be able to reach such... Read More →


Sunday April 7, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Ballroom A
 
Monday, April 8
 

7:00am

Continental Breakfast
Monday April 8, 2013 7:00am - 8:00am
Exhibit Hall B

7:00am

First Time Attendees' Breakfast & Session

Dear first time attendees: welcome to the amazing WEMTA Conference! At this event you can eat your breakfast and find out all that WEMTA has to offer (including grants!). Learn how to get involved with WEMTA, receive answers to your burning WEMTA questions and you have the opportunity to win prizes! Look for the tables in Exhibit Hall B labeled First Time Attendees.


Presenters
avatar for Vicki Santacroce

Vicki Santacroce

Library Media Coordinator, Whitewater Unified School District
Presentation can be found at http://tinyurl.com/cmj7ljj. I am a lifelong learner who is passionate about engaging learners of any age through literature and technology. If I could attend conferences for a living, I would. One might say I am a PD junkie, I can never get enough! I also love traveling, meeting new people and hanging out in warm climates (winter just isn't my season)! I have served on the WEMTA Board for the past 7 years. It has been... Read More →


Monday April 8, 2013 7:00am - 8:00am
Exhibit Hall B

7:25am

WEMTA for Credit Class

Anyone taking the WEMTA Conference for credit will need to attend this session.


Presenters
avatar for Christine Rybak

Christine Rybak

Instructional Technology Coach, DeForest Area School District
Christine Rybak began her teaching career in the mid-90's as an 8th grade Science and Language Arts teacher in a small rural school district in north central Wisconsin. Eleven years later, she came to DeForest to develop a new Communications class for 7th and 8th graders. In 2010, Christine moved into the Instructional Technology Coach position. She works with teachers to integrate technology tools into their curriculum and learning... Read More →


Monday April 8, 2013 7:25am - 7:55am
Room H

8:00am

Internet Cafe
Come to the Internet Cafe to get fast wired Internet. This is a great time to check out your schedule on sched.org!

Monday April 8, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
PC Lab Q & R

8:00am

Exhibitor Theater - Attainment's iPad Apps: Ideal for Core Curriculum Content and AAC

Attainment Company is a local publisher of iPad apps for students with developmental disabilities, including autism, and has recently developed the GoNOW Case for the iPad and the iPad Mini. Apps include core curriculum content plus life skills and AAC.


Exhibitors
AC

Attainment Company, Inc.

Attainment Company will be exhibiting our newest iOS apps, GoTalk NOW, SymbolSupport, Dollars and Cents, and Read to Learn; GoNOW Case, Attainment's sleek and innovative iPad Case; and Attainment Bookshelf, a new purchasing channel allowing teachers and students access to Attainment publications on their iOS devices.


Monday April 8, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Room K & L

8:00am

Exhibitor Theater - Bridging the Gap: Librarians and Teachers Working Together

Using the Common Core Standards (CCSS), we connect video assets that present scenarios to solve problems, reinforce concepts and front-load key concepts using CCC! video programs to help 21st century students build vital background information.


Exhibitors

Monday April 8, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Room M & N

8:00am

Best Practices Using Your SMART Board
Create lessons that engage your students! Extend your mastery of intermediate SMART Board techniques while gaining an awareness of brain research. This will be coupled with sound pedagogy used within successful classrooms as well as differentiation within your classroom using your SMART Board. Sites promoting interactivity will be shared as well as helping participants understand how to attach sound files, use widgets and download video segments; all musts needed for a seamless presentation of your lessons!

Presenters
avatar for Debby Caven

Debby Caven

Educational Consultant, Digital Touch Education
My name is Debby Caven, B.S. & MEIT, and I am a retired educator from the Mequon-Thiensville School District in Mequon, Wisconsin. Presently I am an online Moodle instructor, educational consultant and SMART Certified Trainer. I began my teaching career at the high school level in foreign languages and later became a 6th grade educator in Mequon, Wisconsin. In 1997 I was nominated as Teacher of the Year for the Mequon-Thiensville School... Read More →

Monday April 8, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Room H

8:00am

CCBC Display open & CCBC Choices available
The CCBC books will be on display and open for you to peruse.

Monday April 8, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Room E

8:00am

Connect With The Library of Congress
We will be connecting with the Library of Congress, the world’s largest library, via interactive video conferencing. During this session we will be highlighting the bountiful resources that the Library of Congress has to offer. This session is for librarians and researchers of all backgrounds and skill levels. We will be connected with a real-life librarian at the Library of Congress. After the presentation, there will be a Q&A session to answer further questions regarding the library’s resources.

Presenters
DA

Daniel Arneson

Executive Director, Wisconsin Association of Distance Education Networks

Monday April 8, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Room G

8:00am

Gone Google! A journey through implementation of Google Apps in a Middle School Literature Classroom
Reinvent and reinvigorate your teaching, your curriculum, and most importantly student learning using Google Apps for Education! With the changing culture of education and the need for globalization and collaboration within the classroom, ever find yourself wishing you had a refresh button? If so, here is an excellent opportunity for you and your students! Join us for this interactive session, and leave with ideas to personalize your own journey with Google Apps for Education.

Presenters
KB

Kristin Brouchoud

7th Grade Literature Teacher, Luxemburg-Casco School
avatar for Tammy Lind

Tammy Lind

Technology Integration Coach, School District of South Milwaukee
Tammy Lind is currently a Technology Integration Coach in Southeastern Wisconsin. She is a Google Education Trainer and a Google Certified teacher. Tammy is also an Intel for Education Master teacher. | Prior to becoming a technology integration coach Tammy worked as an elementary classroom teacher, a special education teacher and a math specialist in the Milwaukee Public and South Milwaukee School Districts. It was during her time as a special... Read More →

Monday April 8, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Ballroom B

8:00am

Implementing the Common Core with TeachingBooks.net—for Elementary Schools
Join this session to learn how to use TeachingBooks.net—a database of K–12 author and book resources that BadgerLink already licenses—to enliven library and reading activities throughout your elementary schools, as well as directly support the implementation of three Common Core ELA & Literacy evidence-based pedagogical shifts. You will leave this session with your own plan for using TeachingBooks.net to support Common Core, along with other library and reading initiatives.

Presenters
avatar for TeachingBooks.net

TeachingBooks.net

Founder & Executive Director, Nick Glass, TeachingBooks.net
Meet TeachingBooks.net — a joy-filled website providing thousands of book and author resources, professional development, and literacy connections to support the books already being read in your schools. Start exploring at www.TeachingBooks.net/SCReads | | Come say hi to us at booth #48 and ask us how to… | - Give your teachers a profound and fun way to excite students about reading. | - Discover engaging, time-saving, relevant... Read More →
avatar for Carin Bringelson

Carin Bringelson

Director of Online Content & Collections, TeachingBooks.net
I'm passionate about social justice and life-long learning.

Monday April 8, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
PC Lab O & P

8:00am

iUse iCreate iLearn

Participants will learn about how iPads can be incorporated to meet the needs of diverse learners in the classroom. This session will focus on how iPads can be integrated into different areas of instruction to help students build deeper understandings as well as create and share what they are learning. Student examples of classroom integration will be shared as well as tips and tricks to help classroom teachers use iPads successfully in the classroom.


Presenters
avatar for Karie Huttner

Karie Huttner

Educational Technology Coordinator/Math Resource Teacher, Verona Area School District
I love learning about how to incorporate technology to strengthen teaching and learning. I am a creator at heart. As a blogger for the Discovery Educator Network blog iMake iLearn, I am able to share ideas of how to make in the virtual and physical world with different mediums like 3D printing, Minecraft EDU, Spheros, cardboard, LEDs, and more. I believe that everyone has an inner Maker and just needs the opportunity to find the right medium.

Monday April 8, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Ballroom D

8:00am

Let's Put the FUN Back in DysFUNction: Dealing With Conflict & Difficult People

This session will demonstrate strategies and resources that have been taught to more than 8,000 leaders and that are currently used to make working with difficult and resistant employees easier. Participants will benefit from a greater understanding of current applied research and techniques that are quick, effective and easy to use. Sample sets of tools and resources will be presented and handed out to participants.


Keynotes & Spotlights
avatar for Bruce Miles

Bruce Miles

Dr. Bruce Miles is the owner of the Big River Group.  He has been a paraprofessional, a regular education & special education teacher, and a school administrator.  For seven years, he was an Assistant Professor & taught Graduate & Doctoral coursework in the areas of Educational Administration leadership, research, planning, finance & personnel.  He is a national-level facilitator, presenter and trainer in the... Read More →


Monday April 8, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Room I

8:00am

State of the State-Wisconsin School Libraries
What have we seen on our travels in the world of Wisconsin School Libraries this year? The view from the state level will be shared as well as the stories you bring from the front lines. We will share success stories, discuss strategies for coping with challenges we've faced and map out ways to move forward.

Presenters
avatar for Nancy Anderson

Nancy Anderson

Library Consultant, Department of Public Instruction

Monday April 8, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Room J

8:00am

The iPad Army Knife
The iPad is not a laptop! It provides a myriad of very unique learning opportunities for teachers to learn and teach with. If you are a teacher who is struggling to use an iPad for anything beyond curriculum related apps. We will help you take a look at your device with a fresh perspective, different workflow and effective approach to understanding the iPad's unique impact on education.

Keynotes & Spotlights
avatar for Scott Meech

Scott Meech

Scott Meech has been teaching for 18 years and is currently Director of Technology in Downers Grove District #58 in Illinois. Meech earned his masters in education in curriculum and technology in 2005 and educational leadership certification from Johns Hopkins University and ISTE.  Scott's passion for education has led him to help develop several education initiatives including Edreach.us, IEAR.org and AppofApproval.us.


Monday April 8, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Ballroom A

8:00am

To e Or Not To e? A Comparative Analysis of Electronic and Print Texts for Children

Those aware of concepts like multiliteracies are aware of both sides of the debate between print books and eTexts. The debate is based on which is the preferred format for children who are preparing to learn reading skills or are engaged in the process of reading? To help clarify the information surrounding this question, I will attempt to define the pieces under scrutiny, present the current literature and finally attempt to conclude the question.


Presenters
avatar for Tyler Smith

Tyler Smith

UWM Libraries
I am passionate about reading and my cats (classic librarian!). I also love to cook and fix cars. | | From a professional end I research children's use of interactive eTexts and interactive virtual spaces.

Monday April 8, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Room F

8:00am

“Your evil plan is working”: High School Students are Reading Again

Our “evil plan” did work. Learn how a free-choice reading program at Medford Area Senior High has changed attitudes, and turned self-professed non-readers back into bookworms. We will share how the idea was formed, researched and implemented as well as problems and suggestions to keep the program running.


Presenters
avatar for Wendy Budimlija

Wendy Budimlija

English Teacher, Medford Area Senior High
avatar for Patricia Eloranta

Patricia Eloranta

Library Media Specialist, Medford Area Senior High School
My library media specialist career started in 1984 at Medford Area Senior High School after teaching at the elementary level. I spend my free time reading, walking, gardening, fishing and knitting. | | | | | | Handouts: http://mashlibrary.weebly.com/free-choice-reading.html

Monday April 8, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Ballroom C

9:15am

Exhibitor Theater - Meet Common Core Standards, Support Student Research, and Differentiate Content with Britannica Digital Resources!

Join us to become acquainted with effective resources for compelling, accessible informational text, high quality multimedia, primary source documents and more. Built with learning in mind, our resources can help you to meet the needs of all learners efficiently, effectively and affordably. 


Exhibitors
JK

Jennifer Keating

Professional Development Coordinator, Britannica Digital Learning
Britannica Digital Learning creates reliable, high-quality classroom products and solutions for educators in all areas of study. Each product is curriculum-correlated and makes effective use of classroom technologies such as interactive whiteboards, laptops, and student-response devices. Our products make it easier for teachers to teach and for students to learn. We provide access to valuable educational information and in-classroom lessons... Read More →


Monday April 8, 2013 9:15am - 10:15am
Room K & L

9:15am

WEPlay with eReaders

Bring your eReaders to this open sharing session.


Monday April 8, 2013 9:15am - 10:15am
Room F

9:15am

Adding Interactivity to Your SMART Board Lesson
Could you still do more to capture the true interactivity of the SMART Board? This presentation will take you on a tour of the new interactive capabilities of Notebook 11 paired with time honored SMART Notebook tools. The SMART Response system will be used within the class as well as the possibilities of the Document Camera. Web 2.0 sites together with sound interactive sites found on the web will be shared and discussed.

Presenters
avatar for Debby Caven

Debby Caven

Educational Consultant, Digital Touch Education
My name is Debby Caven, B.S. & MEIT, and I am a retired educator from the Mequon-Thiensville School District in Mequon, Wisconsin. Presently I am an online Moodle instructor, educational consultant and SMART Certified Trainer. I began my teaching career at the high school level in foreign languages and later became a 6th grade educator in Mequon, Wisconsin. In 1997 I was nominated as Teacher of the Year for the Mequon-Thiensville School... Read More →

Monday April 8, 2013 9:15am - 10:15am
Room H

9:15am

App Attack: iPad and iPod Touch in Education
Having trouble finding apps for your classroom? Need apps for music, physical education, special education, and PK­20 classrooms? There’s an app for that. This highly interactive session is designed to help attendees identify, evaluate, and integrate the use of an iPad or iPod Touch into their curriculum. Bring your own iPad and be ready to share your favorite classroom app.

Presenters
avatar for Gayle Berthiaume

Gayle Berthiaume

Consultant / Trainer, Gayle Berthiaume Consulting LLC
Gayle Berthiaume is an educational technology integration consultant and trainer. She helps teachers throughout the world learn about technology, the Internet and creative uses for them in the classroom. Gayle taught K-2, Title 1 and gifted students for 35 years in Becker, Minnesota. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Sony Education Ambassador and a Scholastic Teacher Mentor and Tech Tutor. Gayle is a founder of Suddenly It Clicks! and... Read More →

Monday April 8, 2013 9:15am - 10:15am
Room M & N

9:15am

Become a SAMRi
Simple "Integration" of technology does not work! Technology's greatest impact on education is when technology introduces "new" possibilities for learning. We will walk through our district's professional development model with specific examples for teachers to utilize in "Tomorrow's Lesson" and a process to improve throughout a school year and beyond.

Keynotes & Spotlights
avatar for Scott Meech

Scott Meech

Scott Meech has been teaching for 18 years and is currently Director of Technology in Downers Grove District #58 in Illinois. Meech earned his masters in education in curriculum and technology in 2005 and educational leadership certification from Johns Hopkins University and ISTE.  Scott's passion for education has led him to help develop several education initiatives including Edreach.us, IEAR.org and AppofApproval.us.


Monday April 8, 2013 9:15am - 10:15am
Ballroom A

9:15am

CCBC - Great New Books for Elementary School Libraries

CCBC librarians will highlight some of the books in CCBC Choices 2013, the most recent edition of their annual best-of-the-year list, for elementary-age.  All of the CCBC Choices 2013 books will be available for hands-on book examination before and after this session. Copies of the Choices 2013 booklet will also be available.


Presenters
Monday April 8, 2013 9:15am - 10:15am
Room E

9:15am

E3 - Exceeding Expectations through Extensions
How can you use technology to fulfill the RtI needs of on-target learners? What do you do with just a few adults and a large number of on-target learners? Has your district gone Google? Engage students by providing the opportunity to build literacy and writing skills as they write weekly blog posts. Learn how to assist students in creating a Google Site that will function as both a blog and digital portfolio. Creation of these blogs will develop connections between home and school, and be useful in conferences with parents.

Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Kerr

Jennifer Kerr

Classroom Teacher, School District of South Milwaukee

Monday April 8, 2013 9:15am - 10:15am
Ballroom C

9:15am

Finding Common Ground with Common Core

How can we all work smarter together to implement the Common Core Standards? What
resources are already available? We know that the AASL and ISTE standards focus on the
21st century skills and dispositions our students need to be successful in school and when
they graduate. We will discuss where the standards connect, strategies for creating learning
environments that utilize those connections and the use of readily available resources to create a
sustainable framework for learning.


Presenters
avatar for Nancy Anderson

Nancy Anderson

Library Consultant, Department of Public Instruction
avatar for Janice Mertes

Janice Mertes

Asst. Director IMT/Digital Learning, WI Department of Public Instruction
Janice Mertes Assistant Director IMT/Digital Learning Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Experience and current role: 19 years as a National Board Certified Social Studies educator, district technology integrator and professional development trainer Currently serve as a liaison to numerous national organizations to lead research, policy and practice programming for state K-12 schools Serve on the State Superintendent's Digital Learning... Read More →

Monday April 8, 2013 9:15am - 10:15am
Room J

9:15am

Implementing the Common Core with TeachingBooks.net—for Secondary Schools
Join this session to learn how to use TeachingBooks.net—a database of K–12 author and book resources that BadgerLink already licenses—to enliven library and reading activities throughout your secondary schools, as well as directly support the implementation of three Common Core ELA & Literacy evidence-based pedagogical shifts. You will leave this session with your own plan for using TeachingBooks.net to support Common Core, along with other library and reading initiatives.

Presenters
avatar for TeachingBooks.net

TeachingBooks.net

Founder & Executive Director, Nick Glass, TeachingBooks.net
Meet TeachingBooks.net — a joy-filled website providing thousands of book and author resources, professional development, and literacy connections to support the books already being read in your schools. Start exploring at www.TeachingBooks.net/SCReads | | Come say hi to us at booth #48 and ask us how to… | - Give your teachers a profound and fun way to excite students about reading. | - Discover engaging, time-saving, relevant... Read More →
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Carin Bringelson

Director of Online Content & Collections, TeachingBooks.net
I'm passionate about social justice and life-long learning.

Monday April 8, 2013 9:15am - 10:15am
PC Lab O & P

9:15am

NASA Space Center Houston, Incorporating e-field trips into curriculum
Want to enhance your curriculum with real world interaction but can't afford to coordinate a costly field trip? Try an E-field trip! E-field trips are field trips brought right to your classroom! E-field trips are a great tool to use to enhance curriculum. This session will feature the NASA Space Center Houston. This session is aimed at math and science teachers, but any and all are welcome. Come see previews of some of the e-field trips available and receive information on how to connect them with your curriculum.

Presenters
DA

Daniel Arneson

Executive Director, Wisconsin Association of Distance Education Networks

Monday April 8, 2013 9:15am - 10:15am
Room G

9:15am

Understanding and Presenting Data Visually
Librarians have always help students learn to organize and group related information, understand complex relationships, analyze data, interpret information, and use data in decision making. Our role has moved from information in text format to images to video and now to data. Participants will look at tools for analysis and visualization of data and the use of infographics for telling data’s story graphically.

Presenters
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Eileen Schroeder

Associate Professor, Educational Foundations, UW-Whitewater
Eileen Schroeder teaches in the library program at UW-Whitewater and works with education students learning technology skills.

Monday April 8, 2013 9:15am - 10:15am
PC Lab Q & R

9:15am

Using Google Chrome with Struggling Students
Google Chrome is so much more than an internet browser! Using many of the available free Apps and Extensions in the Chrome Web Store, our students that struggle have tools at their fingertips anytime and anywhere they need them! During this session, we will look at ways to individualize a student’s Chrome experience in order to “level the playing field” for our students that struggle across various content areas. We will also explore options for using Chrome on mobile devices that students may have access to.

Presenters
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Tammy Lind

Technology Integration Coach, School District of South Milwaukee
Tammy Lind is currently a Technology Integration Coach in Southeastern Wisconsin. She is a Google Education Trainer and a Google Certified teacher. Tammy is also an Intel for Education Master teacher. | Prior to becoming a technology integration coach Tammy worked as an elementary classroom teacher, a special education teacher and a math specialist in the Milwaukee Public and South Milwaukee School Districts. It was during her time as a special... Read More →

Monday April 8, 2013 9:15am - 10:15am
Room I

9:15am

Using Google to Inspire Student Learning
This session will highlight the various functions of Google Apps in the Classroom. Student writing can improve with Google Docs, summative assessments using Sites can use a variety of tools, and Google Forms can be used for assessment and even mass fundraising efforts. This session will highlight some of the great learning students are capable of with the feedback options from their instructors.

Monday April 8, 2013 9:15am - 10:15am
Ballroom B

9:15am

Your Wisconsin Retirement System - The Basics
Roger Byers, a former benefit specialist at ETF, will discuss the basic elements of your Wisconsin Retirement System. Topics will include calculating a retirement benefit, choosing an annuity option, death benefits, and the 5 key mistakes people make about the Wisconsin Retirement System.

Presenters
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Roger Byers

Retirement Consultant, Wisconsin Retired Educators' Association

Monday April 8, 2013 9:15am - 10:15am
Ballroom D

10:30am

Exhibitor Theater - Learning Begins with Hearing

The ability to hear your teacher is a key component to learning. Many assume that having a "teacher's voice" overcomes the need for an audio amplification system. Attend this session to learn about the benefits (for students and teachers) of having the appropriate classroom amplification system.


Exhibitors
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Dan Merryman

Territory Manager, Camcor Inc
Local consultant for audio/visual and other technology needs. I like the products I sell, but I also like the outdoors :)


Monday April 8, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room K & L

10:30am

CCBC Display open & CCBC Choices available
The CCBC books will be on display and open for you to peruse.

Monday April 8, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room E

10:30am

Collaboration and Transition

Will your high schoolers be ready for college research? What do you need to teach them? How can you ease their transition?
This session will focus on survival in the post high school world when you won't be there to hold their hands. The session which will be led by a UW librarian and MMSD librarian who will give you some ideas and share their experiences.


Presenters
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Kristine Brown

Library Media Specialist, Madison Metropolitan School District
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Eliot Finkelstein

Public Services Librarian, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Carol Kaufman

Librarian, Madison Media Institute
I'm a professional librarian who's always on the lookout for collaborative opportunities with other information and education agencies in order to expand the relevance and impact of the library. I also teach and perform Middle Eastern (Belly in the U.S.) dance, despite the fact that I make more noise from my creaking joints than I do the beads and coins on the costume!

Monday April 8, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room I

10:30am

Connecting with Authors and Illustrators

In the past year, my classes have Skyped with nine different authors and illustrators in addition to visits with many other librarians and their classes. Skyping is an inexpensive way to connect with people around the country and the world without travel expenses. Most importantly, it is a great way to learn about the craft of writing and share the love of reading. Come learn how to utilize Skype for learning and encouraging reading.


Presenters
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Crystal Brunelle

LMC Specialist, School District of Onalaska
I am an elementary level Teacher Librarian. I taught in elementary classrooms for twelve years before going back to school for my library license, so curriculum is a big interest. I am on the Common Core Steering Committee, the Literacy Committee and the Equity Committee. I am always on the lookout for quality materials reflecting our diverse world. In addition, I want to help inspire a love of reading in both staff and students. I am... Read More →

Monday April 8, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Ballroom C

10:30am

Don't Forget the Librarian! : Collaboration, Common Core, Technology, Oh My!
Does the word collaboration give you goosebumps? Not sure where to begin? Not sure how it even looks? Never fear - collaboration is our friend not our foe! Come find out how one school is making it work in a positive and productive way. Giving teachers support while meeting the needs of the students through the use of technology and library services.

Presenters
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Susan Benes

Library Media Specialist, DC Everest
Welcome! I love learning about, working with and sharing what I know about technology. To take it one step farther, the ability to work with children and technology and to see their excitement is like the icing on the cake - it is infectious and exhilarating. There just isn't enough time in the day for it all!
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Sarah Merz

Classroom teacher, D.C. Everest School District
Sarah Merz is currently a 3rd grade classroom teacher at D.C. Everest School District for Rothschild Elementary. I am a district trainer in Understanding by Design (UbD), a 21st Century Classroom teacher, and a district curriculum designer and writer in English Language Arts and content area courses. In addition to having presented at WEMTA in the past, I have lead professional development opportunities and training's, both in and out of... Read More →

Monday April 8, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Ballroom D

10:30am

Getting It All Done: The Art of Execution
This session will demonstrate strategies and resources that have been taught to more than 8,000 leaders, managers & supervisors and that are currently used to make better decisions & hold employees accountable for results. Participants will benefit from a greater understanding of techniques that are quick, effective and easy to use. Sample sets of tools and resources will be presented and handed out to participants.

Keynotes & Spotlights
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Bruce Miles

Dr. Bruce Miles is the owner of the Big River Group.  He has been a paraprofessional, a regular education & special education teacher, and a school administrator.  For seven years, he was an Assistant Professor & taught Graduate & Doctoral coursework in the areas of Educational Administration leadership, research, planning, finance & personnel.  He is a national-level facilitator, presenter and trainer in the... Read More →


Monday April 8, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Ballroom A

10:30am

iClassroom: Transforming Instruction with iPads

Use iPads to transform literacy and math workshops in the elementary classroom! A third grade class of bilingual learners will be at WEMTA to show you how. Learn to digitize multimedia writing portfolios, integrate iPads into math instruction and use iMovie to address Common Core learning standards. Deepen collaboration between school library media specialists and classroom teachers, while utilizing iPads to boost English language learners’ academic achievement. Third grade bilingual teachers, Ashley Coblentz and Sam Tai, as well as school librarian/bilingual teacher leader, Jackie Moreno, will share student projects to bring the process to life! 


Presenters
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Ashley Painter

Bilingual Teacher, MMSD

Monday April 8, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room M & N

10:30am

Let's 'Hangout!'
Heard about Hangouts but not sure what a “Google Hangout” is? Come learn how to connect with others personally and professionally. How can you use Hangouts to connect with your Professional Learning Network or just to have a virtual online meeting space? Learn how you can create a ‘show’ of your own that streams live to YouTube. Chad Kafka will share how he uses Hangouts in the K12 environment & professionally and have some guests "Hangout" with us to show off the features of a Google Hangout.

Keynotes & Spotlights
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Chad Kafka

Chad Kafka works as a Technology Integration Specialist for Franklin Public Schools in Wisconsin. He enjoys networking with other educators through his work with the Google Certified Teacher, Google Certified Trainer and Apple Distinguished Educator programs. Chad enjoys challenging educators and students to think differently when it comes to using technology. He's passionate about sharing his knowledge with others and hopes to share some new... Read More →


Monday April 8, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Ballroom B

10:30am

Mt. Washington Observatory, Incorporating e-field trips into curriculum
Want to enhance your curriculum with real world interaction but can't afford to coordinate a costly field trip? Try an E-field trip! E-field trips are field trips brought right to your classroom! E-field trips are a great tool to use to enhance curriculum. This session will feature the Mount Washington Observatory, one of the coldest places in the U.S. This session is aimed toward science teachers, but any and all are welcome to attend. Come see previews of some of the e-field trips available and receive information on how to connect them with your curriculum.

Presenters
DA

Daniel Arneson

Executive Director, Wisconsin Association of Distance Education Networks

Monday April 8, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room G

10:30am

Partner with your Public Library
Does your local public library offer a summer reading program? A winter reading program? Any passive programs that can be done at school? Learn how the Appleton Public Library partners with teachers, principals, and media specialists to increase participation in the summer reading program, and learn how passive programs offered by APL are used by teachers and media specialists to promote reading during the school year, while teaching students about the public library.

Presenters
avatar for Ellen Jepson

Ellen Jepson

School Age Specialist Librarian, Appleton Public Library
I care about the needs of students, teachers, school librarians/media specialists, principals, and parents. It is my passion to give excellent customer service to every student, every teacher, so they walk away from the public library wanting to go back. I love seeing students come to the library for a field trip. I also love hearing a toddler say "read/sing it again" at a storytime. | | The Betsy Tacy books are my favorite series of... Read More →

Monday April 8, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room F

10:30am

Scratch: Beginning programming

Come make a game and learn programming concepts using Scratch. Be introduced to animation and game creation in a fun and productive way. This hands-on workshop will show you how even novices can learn programing by using interactive story and game making "Scratch." If you bring your own laptop, please install Scratch prior to this session.


Presenters
avatar for Zena McFadden

Zena McFadden

Library Media Specialist, Dodgeville School District
I am a "Scratch" convert. I believe that we should help students learn to program at an earlier age using the most engaging program available--Scratch.

Monday April 8, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
PC Lab O & P

10:30am

Smart Products in the Classroom
Our elementary school received a grant to purchase SmartTables and SmartBoards. We have been working with UW-La Crosse students to integrate these tools into our curriculum. Learn how we use them on a daily basis in our fourth and fifth grade classrooms.

Presenters
avatar for Lisa Altreuter

Lisa Altreuter

Elementary LMC Director, La Crosse School District
I love my job and working with the students and teachers. I love the "aha" look on a student's face when they discover something new or pieces start to click for them.

Monday April 8, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room H

10:30am

Supporting the needs of Libraries and Networks: Help us Help You
COLAND, the Council on Library and Network Development, studies and gathers input on issues affecting Wisconsin libraries and makes recommendations to the Governor and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. In this interactive session, COLAND will share informationon recent and current activities and solicit feedback from the library community on future goals.

Presenters
avatar for Martha Berninger

Martha Berninger

Director, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
I lead DPI's Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning team. We support schools, school library media centers, public libraries and the library-using public. My team provides guidance on appropriate use of Common School Funds, library media specialist licensing and implementation of school ebook programs. We are contributors to the development of WISELearn and we manage BadgerLink, WISCAT, statewide resource sharing, BadgerLearnPro, and... Read More →
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Annette Smith

Technology Director, Westosha School District

Monday April 8, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room J

10:30am

What's New In Moodle 2.3 & Beyond?

What’s new in Moodle 2.3 and beyond? Are you a current Moodle user or are you looking for a Learning Management System? In this session two experienced Moodle instructors will share their experiences working with Moodle 2.0 and beyond including enhanced instructional strategies. With the new semi-annual updates how do you plan and manage updates while providing support for your staff during this process? Highlights include the new features available to support differentiation and assessment.


Presenters
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Sue Bradtke

Course Development, eclass4learning.com
Link to the Moodle Course in support of this presentation: | http://www.eclass4learning.com/courses | Login: wemta | Password: wemta2013 | | Sue Bradtke is an instructor and director of course development for eClass4learning. She brings to this position years of experience as a K-12 teacher working with special education and at-risk students.
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Connie Jaeger

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Shorewood SD and eClass4learning
Link to the Moodle Course in support of this presentation: | http://www.eclass4learning.com/courses | Login: wemta | Password: wemta2013 | | Connie Jaeger is currently the technology coordinator for the Shorewood SD and Director of Professional Development for eClass4learning. | For the past 10 years my passion has been helping teachers expand the walls of their classroom to provide learning 24/7. I have been working with teachers... Read More →

Monday April 8, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
PC Lab Q & R

11:30am

Award Panel Discussion with Ken Shelton

Ken Shelton will lead a panel with WEMTA award winners.


Keynotes & Spotlights
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Ken Shelton

Ken currently holds a M.A. in Education, with a specialization in New Media Design and Production. He has worked as an educator for 9 years and currently teaches technology at the Middle School level. As a part of his active involvement within the Educational Technology community, Ken is a Google Certified Teacher, an Apple Distinguished Educator, a Discovery STAR Educator, a member of the Discovery Educator Network California Leadership Council... Read More →


Monday April 8, 2013 11:30am - 1:15pm
Exhibit Hall B

1:30pm

1:30pm

Past Presidents' Discussion

This event is open to WEMTA past Presidents.


Monday April 8, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room I

2:45pm

Exhibitor Theater - Getting By With Google?: Addressing Student Research Habits in the Digital Age

By habit, many students manage to get by using Google for school research. We will discuss recent studies that address information literacy strengths/weaknesses of students, as well as what we are learning from analyzing our 38 million users.


Exhibitors

Monday April 8, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room K & L

2:45pm

And the “-Ize” Have it! Glitterize, Glamourize, and Advertise to Bring on The Bling for your library program..
Learn how to use social media to discover, implement and promote signature events in your library. Find out how Red Smith K-8 in Green Bay collaborated with the public library to offer great incentives for the Summer Reading program. See how Twitter was used to make connections for an International Dot Day Skyping extravaganza, how blogs inspired a Poetry Party for Poem in Your Pocket Day and gather ideas to implement a successful Read-a-thon fundraiser.

Presenters
avatar for Amy Kline

Amy Kline

Library Media Specialist, Green Bay Public Schools
I work at Red Smith 4K-8 School in Green Bay, Wisconsin. This is my 20th year as a library media specialist. I am passionate about helping teachers integrate technology into their classroom. I also enjoy spreading the love of books and reading to all my students. My job is a perfect intersection of technology and books and I love every minute of it!

Monday April 8, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Ballroom C

2:45pm

Begging to Differ - entiate
Frustrated with 27 students all at a different level? Do you have 127 kids on your case load and you only meet face-to-face with them once a week? Then this is the session for you! You will learn how to differentiate using Edmodo, Quicktime Player and QR Codes in order to meet the needs of all students and prepare them for the global society. Applicable to classroom and traveling teachers.

Presenters
SD

Shelayne Dunn

La Crosse School District
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Amy Schneider

La Crosse School District

Monday April 8, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room J

2:45pm

CCBC - Great New Books for Middle & High School Libraries

CCBC librarians will highlight some of the books in CCBC Choices 2013, the most recent edition of their annual best-of-the-year list, for middle and high-school age.  All of the CCBC Choices 2013 books will be available for hands-on book examination before and after this session. Copies of the Choices 2013 booklet will also be available.


Presenters
Monday April 8, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room E

2:45pm

Common Core and the Teacher Librarian
The Common Core brings a change to our schools. Some of the changes are surface level like terminology, but many are fundamental shifts in how we teach. Many educators may be wondering how this will change the role of the Teacher Librarian. Implementation of the CCSS brings opportunities for collaboration among staff and new ways of thinking. Come see the many ways the Teacher Librarian can assist staff with the implementation.

Presenters
avatar for Crystal Brunelle

Crystal Brunelle

LMC Specialist, School District of Onalaska
I am an elementary level Teacher Librarian. I taught in elementary classrooms for twelve years before going back to school for my library license, so curriculum is a big interest. I am on the Common Core Steering Committee, the Literacy Committee and the Equity Committee. I am always on the lookout for quality materials reflecting our diverse world. In addition, I want to help inspire a love of reading in both staff and students. I am... Read More →

Monday April 8, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room I

2:45pm

Developing, Designing, and Delivering Effective Presentations
The purpose of this presentation is to provide all attendees the strategies, techniques, and methods to produce effective presentations. The methods and examples shared are applicable to any format in which a presentation is to be delivered: professional development, classroom instruction, online instruction, professional conference, etc.

Keynotes & Spotlights
avatar for Ken Shelton

Ken Shelton

Ken currently holds a M.A. in Education, with a specialization in New Media Design and Production. He has worked as an educator for 9 years and currently teaches technology at the Middle School level. As a part of his active involvement within the Educational Technology community, Ken is a Google Certified Teacher, an Apple Distinguished Educator, a Discovery STAR Educator, a member of the Discovery Educator Network California Leadership Council... Read More →


Monday April 8, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Ballroom A

2:45pm

Digital Citizenship for All: Resources for Teachers K-12
Adding one more topic to already-bursting curricula, teachers need support in integrating Internet Safety instruction, as regulated by CIPA and e-Rate, into what they already have in place. Participants will leave with a wealth of resources at their finger tips for doing just that!

Presenters
avatar for Kaye Henrickson

Kaye Henrickson

Instructional Services Director-Digital Learning | Ed Effectiveness | Instructional Coaching, CESA 4
Passionate about purposeful and deliberate #edtech leadership in schools, mobile learning and access for all students. Professional development coordinator and provider at all levels of learners. Lover of learning, family and my Green Bay Packers!
avatar for Beth Lisowski

Beth Lisowski

Tech Coach/Assistant Principal, Whitehall School District

Monday April 8, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Ballroom D

2:45pm

Freakin' Out with Google Forms
This session will introduce participants to Google Forms, showcase over 15 ways to use them in the classroom and administratively, and hands on practice creating forms.

Presenters
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Amy Uelmen

Speaker, Attendee, Pulaski Community School District
I am the Instructional Technology Coordinator for Pulaski Schools. With Chromebooks, iPads, Windows and Macs in our district, I have been actively engaged in selecting resources and offering professional development for teachers on all devices and platforms. Our district uses the apps stores for all devices: Chrome Webstore, Google Play for Education and iTunes.  I work closely with our LMS/TIS team and all teachers in developing digital... Read More →

Monday April 8, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Ballroom B

2:45pm

Independence in the K-3 Library
Maintaining a Self-Directed Library at the Primary Level: come learn tips and tricks on how to set up self-checkout, simplify library navigation, and allow students to help each other to become information literate at the Primary Level using Follett's Destiny, Follett Shelf, Tumblebooks and More...

Presenters
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Stephanie Wieczorek

Library Media Specialist, Merton Community Schools
The link to my presentations can be found here: http://www.merton.k12.wi.us/faculty/WieczorekS/wemta2013.cfm.

Monday April 8, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room F

2:45pm

McMillen Health Center, Incorporating e-field trips into curriculum
Want to enhance your curriculum with real world interaction but can't afford to coordinate a costly field trip? Try an E-field trip! E-field trips are field trips brought right to your classroom! E-field trips are a great tool to use to enhance curriculum. This session will feature the McMillen Health Center. This session is aimed towards health instructors, councilors, and teachers looking for health related content. Come see previews of some of the e-field trips available and receive information on how to connect them with your curriculum

Presenters
DA

Daniel Arneson

Executive Director, Wisconsin Association of Distance Education Networks

Monday April 8, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room G

2:45pm

My Global Voice: Publishing with iBooks Author

Why is it essential that our students share their writing locally and globally? The sharing of stories and knowledge, locally and globally, allows for support and feedback and for the development of shared understanding and global support. Learn resources and strategies for creating an iBook with iBooks Author, viewing it on an iPad, and publishing. Participants will need to bring an iPad 2 or later with iBooks. Optional: a Mac laptop with iBooks Author installed.


Presenters
avatar for Gayle Berthiaume

Gayle Berthiaume

Consultant / Trainer, Gayle Berthiaume Consulting LLC
Gayle Berthiaume is an educational technology integration consultant and trainer. She helps teachers throughout the world learn about technology, the Internet and creative uses for them in the classroom. Gayle taught K-2, Title 1 and gifted students for 35 years in Becker, Minnesota. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Sony Education Ambassador and a Scholastic Teacher Mentor and Tech Tutor. Gayle is a founder of Suddenly It Clicks! and... Read More →
avatar for Rita Mortenson

Rita Mortenson

Educational Technology Coordinator, Verona Area School District
A teacher for 29 years, I enjoy working with the staff, students, parents and community members of the Verona Area School District helping to integrate technology into the classrooms. I am an active Discovery STAR Educator, serves as the Events Chair for the Wisconsin DEN Leadership Council, and in 2009 was one of three teachers selected to participate in the Discovery Student Pilot Adventure in China for 15 days. Recently I was selected as one... Read More →

Monday April 8, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room M & N

2:45pm

The Instructor Factor in Building Virtual Learning Communities: A Personalized Pedagogy

This program will debunk the myth that online classes are distant, instructors are detached, and participants are uninvolved. The focus is on personalizing pedagogy, specifically the Community of Inquiry (COI) and Online Learning Environment (OLE) models. Strategies for building a virtual learning community and setting up students for success will be discussed. Areas to be covered include: (1) the instructor's role in creating a virtual learning environment that promotes, activates and sustains student engagement, (2) developing swift trust and making one's social presence known, (3) differentiating between face-to-face and online immediacy behaviors, and (4) exploring Web 2.0 tools such as AnyMeeting, Google Voice and Voicethread to conduct asynchronous conversation (if computers and internet access are available). Tips for instructor success in an online environment will be shared.


Presenters
avatar for Aida Michlowski, PhD, JD

Aida Michlowski, PhD, JD

Professor, Marian University
I have a Ph.D. from UW and a JD from Marquette. I taught K-6 for over 10 years before switching to higher ed. I teach hybrid and online classes at Marian University School of Education Department of Educational Technology. | | I believe that technology, if used appropriately is a teaching and learning tool. Otherwise, it could become a tool for terror as in cyberbullying. In a nutshell- I try to live well, I love my family, friends and... Read More →

Monday April 8, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
PC Lab Q & R

2:45pm

Wisconsin Media Lab Resources for Your Classroom
As Wisconsin educators ourselves we know that you are inundated with expensive and low quality classroom resources. Come to Wisconsin Media Lab’s session and explore cost-free PK-12 multimedia educational content including interactive websites, streaming videos, downloadable videos, free images and sound files! Our award-winning classroom resources align to state and Common Core State Standards and span all curricular areas.

Presenters
avatar for Kristin Legler

Kristin Legler

RtI Project Director, Leglar, Kristin
Twitter: @WIMediaLab | | Kristin Leglar is the Content and Outreach Manager at Wisconsin Media Lab. Kristin has ten years experience developing and managing educational multimedia resources. She has sixteen years of experience as an elementary school teacher and 3 years experience as an assistant principal. Kristin served as an adjunct professor of education at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Kristin is passionate about providing... Read More →

Monday April 8, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
PC Lab O & P

4:00pm

Exhibitor Theater - Bringing IT and Curriculum Together to Create an Effective Digital Curriculum

Deana Lopez, Keller ISD, will share insights into how the district’s Curriculum and Technology departments successfully worked together to transform instructional practices from a text-book driven to digital BYOD- model in which technology facilitates every aspect of teaching and learning.


Exhibitors

Monday April 8, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room J

4:00pm

Exhibitor Theater - Effective 1 to 1 on Any Device

Learn how your district can implement an effective one-to-one learning environment with CurriculumLoft, the cloud-based digital curriculum management. CurriculumLoft allows you to deliver apps and content to student devices and manage content even in a BYOD environment.


Exhibitors
avatar for Lisa Reas

Lisa Reas

Director of Educational Technology, Learning Exchange
After teaching for four years right after college, I was offered a job as the Director of Educational Technology for Learning Exchange in Brookfield, WI. I am passionate about finding technology specific to classroom use and helping teachers find ways to incorporate technology into their teaching. I understand the importance to engage the digital learning and love sharing my experiences as a young teacher in the ever-changing word of... Read More →


Monday April 8, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room K & L

4:00pm

Alaska Sea Life Center, Incorporating e-field trips into curriculum
Want to enhance your curriculum with real world interaction but can't afford to coordinate a costly field trip? Try an E-field trip! E-field trips are field trips brought right to your classroom! E-field trips are a great tool to use to enhance curriculum. This session will feature the Alaska Sea Life Center. Come see previews of some of the e-field trips available and receive information on how to connect them with your curriculum.

Presenters
DA

Daniel Arneson

Executive Director, Wisconsin Association of Distance Education Networks

Monday April 8, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room G

4:00pm

BadgerLink and Common Core
Are you confused when it comes to searching for materials to support Common Core? Have you tried using BadgerLink? BadgerLink provides online resources to Wisconsin residents at www.BadgerLink.net. Wisconsin educators can access primary sources, lesson plans, multimedia, the NEW BadgerLink Interactive Research Guide, professional development, and more!

Presenters
avatar for Kara Ripley

Kara Ripley

Reference and BadgerLink Training Librarian, DPI
Presentation Slides for Getting Research Ready with BadgerLink: https://docs.google.com/a/dpi.wi.gov/presentation/d/1jdc0iHH7wThQx3tpII_k29E_o-cGej1LqJeY4zILvRg/edit?usp=sharing

Monday April 8, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
PC Lab O & P

4:00pm

CCBC Display open & CCBC Choices available
The CCBC books will be on display and open for you to peruse.

Monday April 8, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room E

4:00pm

E-books for E-readers: A Journey in Learning
What is an e-book and what is needed to read them? Why would one want electronic books in their school library or classroom? Do all e-books offer the same features? Considerations for selecting, ordering, and marketing e-books will be covered.

Presenters
avatar for Jeff Carpenter

Jeff Carpenter

Teacher/Librarian, Appleton Area School District

Monday April 8, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room F

4:00pm

From Desktop to Bring Your Own Devices: Year 4
Join us in a conversation with members of the district's technology team, teachers, librarian, technology director, and vendor partner (PDS - Jim Brown), around the implementation of a Bring Your Own Device Program for all Freshman.

Presenters
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Annette Smith

Technology Director, Westosha School District
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Cheryl Surber

Library Media Specialist, Westosha Central High School

Monday April 8, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room H

4:00pm

Getting Staff Ready for GAFE

Thinking about "going Google" with Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks? Hear about the Professional Development Marshall High School teachers experienced at the beginning of the school year to GAFE a 1:1 initiative with Chromebooks.


Presenters
avatar for Emily Dittmar

Emily Dittmar

Library Media Specialist, Muskego High School
I'm excited to connect with others! Let's talk about tech integration, coaching other teachers, and books. It's not about the tools, but how you're using them!

Monday April 8, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ballroom B

4:00pm

iPad Applications to Support Struggling Readers
This hands on workshop will inform educators of applications and creative ways to effectively use the iPad in their classrooms to support struggling readers and writers in the primary and intermediate grades. The presenter will show how to use the iPad to improve student performance and understanding of concepts through creation, not just consumption. Participants are encouraged to bring their iPads so they can download and try out suggested applications.

Presenters
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Jenna Linskens

Education Technology Integration Specialist & Trainer, Education TnT
Jenna Linskens is a Educational Technology Integration Specialist and Trainer to K-20 schools; a webinar presenter and national speaker. She provides project leadership and support to schools including staff development trainings and guidance on best practices for technology integration, instructional design, and e-learning. She was a graduate instructor in Educational Technology for seven years at Marian University, Wisconsin. Prior to Marian... Read More →

Monday April 8, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room M & N

4:00pm

Literacy Partnerships: School and Public Library Collaboration

Stop in to this session for a free alignment! We will share and discuss resources and partnerships that can support your instruction by building or strengthening collaborative efforts between school and public libraries. Partnerships across the state have been developed to come up with strategies and resources to simplify the process of implementing the standards and providing high quality instruction during a time of limited resources. We will share digital resources, partnership models and ongoing initiatives.


Presenters
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Nancy Anderson

Library Consultant, Department of Public Instruction

Monday April 8, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room I

4:00pm

Trickin Out Your Library- Ideas for Creating a 21st Century Environment
Does your library need a face lift? Join the Library Media specialist from the Pulaski Community School District as we take you through two elementary and one middle school's renovations. You will see how we have created spaces for collaboration, creativity, and fun for our staff, students, and community.

Presenters
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KATHY DEBOTH

Speaker, Attendee, SUNNYSIDE

Monday April 8, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ballroom C

4:00pm

Websites I Found So You Don’t Need To

With over 600,000,000 registered domains, how does one manage to find the websites that will be useful or of interest to them? It can be a rather daunting task to venture online, exploring link after link to find those sites. The purpose of this session is twofold. First, it will highlight some of the useful, and perhaps not so useful, sites that are out there that you may not have found yet. Then it will take a look at a few ways you can find these sites that others have found, without having to search through the 600,000,000+ out there.


Presenters
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Luke Allen

Teacher/Professor/Counselor, ICE (Illinois computing Educators)
Lee Green is the Instructional Technologist for Floyd County Schools in Rome. His job is to assist teachers with utilizing technology tools to promote student achievement. Lee offers one on one, small group, and school wide staff development opportunities relating to Instructional Technology to assist teachers. Lee is passionate about helping teachers realize that technology isn't something to be feared and it can be a tool for good... Read More →

Monday April 8, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ballroom D

4:00pm

Wildcard or Internet Cafe
Monday April 8, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
PC Lab Q & R

5:00pm

Exhibitor Wine & Cheese
Monday April 8, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Exhibit Hall A

6:00pm

President's Reception

Come for the tasty treats - stay for the good company!


Monday April 8, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Exhibit Hall B
 
Tuesday, April 9
 

7:00am

Continental Breakfast
Tuesday April 9, 2013 7:00am - 7:45am
Exhibit Hall B

7:45am

Exhibitor Theater - Library Resources Supporting Digital Literacy and Common Core

Forty five. That’s the number of states that have adopted and begun the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Wisconsin educators will need to redesign their lessons and classroom activities to ensure that course content is rigorous and aligned to the CCSS, and what role will the media specialist have in addressing this challenge?  Join this session to learn how Gale’s digital resources, including resources available via BadgerLink (http://www.badgerlink.net/), support common core standards and elevate the college and career readiness of our students.  


Exhibitors
AD

Andrew Durren

Director of Marketing, Gale, Cengage Learning
Andy has been with Gale for 8 years with roles in both sales and marketing.  Andy is passionate about the work he is able to do in helping libraries and students achieve their goals in education.  When Andy isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, and three kids under three.


Tuesday April 9, 2013 7:45am - 8:45am
Room K & L

7:45am

Exhibitor Theater - ProQuest Tools and Content for Common Core

Join us to learn about tools and content in ProQuest resources that support Common Core goals and research at all levels.  Multiple resources will be discussed and examples provided for elementary through high school.


Exhibitors
avatar for Jeff Cutler

Jeff Cutler

Training and Consulting Partner, ProQuest
Training and Consulting Partner with ProQuest for K-12, public libraries, and community colleges over western U.S. for 21 years. Ask me about any ProQuest resource.


Tuesday April 9, 2013 7:45am - 8:45am
Room M & N

7:45am

'Google Field Trips': Google Earth and Maps Can Create a Fabulous Free Experience!
This session will help librarians and teachers in all fields learn how to take a virtual field trip. By using Google Maps, Google Earth, photos, videos, and text, you can make the world come to your students like never before!

Tuesday April 9, 2013 7:45am - 8:45am
PC Lab Q & R

7:45am

Blended Learning and Online Course Design Basics
Imagine extending your classroom beyond your classroom walls using the proven and effective model of the blended classroom. This presentation will offer you the opportunity to have and understand a step-by-step approach to online course development that includes rationales for clear and concise writing, but also good visual design. Couple these ideas with the teaching components needed for engaging the online learner and you will have greater confidence in the possibilities of employing online courses within your classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Debby Caven

Debby Caven

Educational Consultant, Digital Touch Education
My name is Debby Caven, B.S. & MEIT, and I am a retired educator from the Mequon-Thiensville School District in Mequon, Wisconsin. Presently I am an online Moodle instructor, educational consultant and SMART Certified Trainer. I began my teaching career at the high school level in foreign languages and later became a 6th grade educator in Mequon, Wisconsin. In 1997 I was nominated as Teacher of the Year for the Mequon-Thiensville School... Read More →

Tuesday April 9, 2013 7:45am - 8:45am
Room E

7:45am

Capitol Legislative Report
Learn about recent changes in Wisconsin law affecting library & technology. Hear how you can develop relationships with legislators and effect change.

Presenters
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Michael Blumenfeld

Public Affairs Counselor, Blumenfeld & Associates LLC

Tuesday April 9, 2013 7:45am - 8:45am
Room J

7:45am

Content Curation and Aggregation: Staying Organized in the Digital Age
Do you have trouble sifting through the massive amount of resources available for educators? Attend this session to learn how ed tech gurus are utilizing some of the best content curation and aggregation services.

Presenters
avatar for Kristi Shaw

Kristi Shaw

Assistant Professor, Marian University
Kristi earned her PhD in Instructional Design for Online Learning and completed her dissertation on instructional design within iTunes U. She earned her master of arts degree from Marian University in Educational Technology and her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. | | At Marian University, Kristi teaches numerous courses in the Educational Technology Program. Kristi’s research... Read More →

Tuesday April 9, 2013 7:45am - 8:45am
Room H

7:45am

Creating Cross Curricular Units with Google Earth Walks

Inspire your students by creating fun and motivating Google Earth Walks. During a Google Earth Walk, students engage in real-world problem solving as they work their way through a virtual tour on Google Earth. Each placemark offers an engaging, geotagged image as well as a compelling question, challenging students to apply what they've learned in the real world.


Presenters
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Malia Hoffmann

Assistant Professor, Marian University

Tuesday April 9, 2013 7:45am - 8:45am
Ballroom B

7:45am

Digital No to Digital Know

Learn how you and your students can produce digital content for your classroom and share throughout the world. In this engaging session, you will hear from teachers who came together to use multiple venues to create their digital content for multiple platforms (ePubs, iBooks Author, iTunes Course Management, and others). The focus of this session is on the journey, leadership, and technical support needed to implement an in-house training program.


Presenters
avatar for Kris Cody

Kris Cody

Teacher, Verona Area High School
Having taught high school English for the last twenty years affirms the need to be current with technology to follow ideas and concepts and to communicate findings and conclusions. Flipped learning, ePubs, social media, and online education tools provide for the needs of today's and tomorrow's classrooms. Good practitioners reflect, adapt, and grow, and I am excited to have WEMTA assist me in my growth.
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Hope Mikkelson

science teacher, Verona Area High School
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Rita Mortenson

Educational Technology Coordinator, Verona Area School District
A teacher for 29 years, I enjoy working with the staff, students, parents and community members of the Verona Area School District helping to integrate technology into the classrooms. I am an active Discovery STAR Educator, serves as the Events Chair for the Wisconsin DEN Leadership Council, and in 2009 was one of three teachers selected to participate in the Discovery Student Pilot Adventure in China for 15 days. Recently I was selected as one... Read More →
avatar for Teresa Voss

Teresa Voss

Librarian, Verona Area School District
Since beginning teaching in 1995, I have been fortunate to work with wonderful students and staff. I began my career teaching English and social studies. In 2000 I moved into a part-time role as part-time librarian and social studies teacher. In 2001 I expanded my library teacher role to include Country View Elementary (Verona) and Verona Area High School (VAHS). From 2004-2006 I took a leave and pursued my teaching interests in Zurich... Read More →

Tuesday April 9, 2013 7:45am - 8:45am
Room F

7:45am

It's Not About the Encyclopedia! Making High Interest Nonfiction a Priority in Your Library

Are you looking to challenge your high school readers? High interest non-fiction is one of the most powerful tools in developing successful readers. Nobody reads an encyclopedia for pleasure, so let’s talk about what you can fill your nonfiction shelves with that will get kids excited!


Presenters
avatar for Jeff Schreiber

Jeff Schreiber

Library Media Center Director, Germantown School District
Hi!! I am a library media specialist who carries a passion for high interest nonfiction literature. My love of running and the outdoors play well into the many great nonfiction selections available! I am also a father of 3 great kids who keep me busy with all their activities! Hope to see you on Tuesday for a good discussion on the benefits and how-to's of bringing more nonfiction into your schools!

Tuesday April 9, 2013 7:45am - 8:45am
Room I

7:45am

On Being Resilient
What are the conditions that support students and teachers so as to develop resiliency? How can we shift focus to pare down the amount of 'stuff' that needs to be done so as to allow for adaptation, flexibility and change? What systemic structures can help develop resiliency? What does a resilient student do/habits of practice? How does this look for the individual student, teacher, school, district?

Keynotes & Spotlights
avatar for Diana Laufenberg

Diana Laufenberg

Diana Laufenberg has taught all grade levels from 7-12 in Social Studies over the past 15 years. She most recently taught at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, an inquiry-driven, project-based high school focused on modern learning. Her practice has deep roots in experiential education, taking students from the classroom to the real world and back again. Before finding her way to Philadelphia, she was an active member of the teaching... Read More →


Tuesday April 9, 2013 7:45am - 8:45am
Ballroom A

7:45am

Repeat of Popular Session OR Wildcard
Tuesday April 9, 2013 7:45am - 8:45am
Ballroom C

7:45am

Repeat of Popular Session OR Wildcard
Tuesday April 9, 2013 7:45am - 8:45am
Ballroom D

7:45am

Technology in the Classroom for the Student and Teacher
Do you ever feel that all these great ideas for technology integration are flying at you from every direction? How do you begin to use them? From Google Docs to Symbaloo, see how a classroom teacher integrates and organizes the use of technology in the classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Lisa Morowski

Lisa Morowski

Middle School Social Studies Teacher, Merton School District
After 5 years as a technology teacher and integrator, I am now applying my tech skills in my middle school Social Studies classroom. I try to offer choices for the students and use technology when it fits. Always one to be looking for new ideas, I am a huge fan of Twitter and the power of a global PLN. I look forward to meeting you at the conference and sharing how I use technology in the classroom as a teacher and with the students. Twitter... Read More →

Tuesday April 9, 2013 7:45am - 8:45am
PC Lab O & P

7:45am

WADEN Interactive Videoconferencing Course offerings and resources
Want to offer a course not currently available in your district? Looking for an extra foreign language or AP course? Are your students looking for a diverse course offering, or does your district have more to offer to those outside your area? Please visit us to learn about the educational opportunities available through interactive video conferencing. We can put you in touch with the right people to coordinate bringing needed course programming to your district or connecting your courses with districts state wide.

Presenters
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Daniel Arneson

Executive Director, Wisconsin Association of Distance Education Networks

Tuesday April 9, 2013 7:45am - 8:45am
Room G

9:00am

Exhibitor Theater - LEGO Education Story Starter

Come and learn how to build a story with your students using LEGO education Story Starter. You will learn to sequence appropriately and tell story events, use vocabulary and syntax to communicate clearly, evaluate speech and reflect on how it varies, extract letter and word rhymes, and use characcters, action and narratives to convey a story, theme and emotions.


Exhibitors
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LEGO education

Educational Representative, LEGO Education
Booth # 5; LEGO Education provides hands-on learning solutions for both teachers and students in the areas of STEM. | Lego Mindstorms robotics along with our software partners National Instruments, Tufts and Carnegie Mellon continue to strengthen and support K-12 educational programs while meeting state and national standards. | Students learn 21st century skills in teamwork, problem- solving and critical thinking.


Tuesday April 9, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room K & L

9:00am

Exhibitor Theater - The Value of Deploying Standards-Based Educational Systems

This session will explore the benefits of utilizing an IMS Global Conformant Learning Object Repository/Media Delivery System that seamlessly integrates with other standards-based educational systems, such as LMS’s, assessment tools, databases and an elegant digital learning platform called DCP.


Exhibitors

Tuesday April 9, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room E

9:00am

WEPlay with Learning Management Systems

Open sharing session


Tuesday April 9, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
PC Lab Q & R

9:00am

A Day in the Life of an MMS iPad
Curious about 1:1 technology integration? Come check out Milton Middle School's adventure on their iPad roller coaster. This session will provide examples of initial iPad roll-out, curriculum integration, classroom management, parent FAQs, and other implementation situations presented via a video and discussion with school iPad leaders. Discover how using 1:1 technology to teach our students 21st Century Learning Skills has transformed our middle school and can do the same for your students.

Presenters
avatar for Shelly Kress

Shelly Kress

iCoach, Milton School District
I am a tech lovin' teacher! I teach 7th grade literature, language arts, and READ 180. I enjoy finding ways to incorporate technology in my lessons to enhance student learning.
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Jessica Worcester

7th grade literature and language teacher and iCoach, Milton School District

Tuesday April 9, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room M & N

9:00am

Ask Me, I'm in the Zone

Has electronic research superseded your wonderful print resources? Do the techno-geeks tell you to burn your encyclopedias? Be pro-active, transform your nonfiction collection into a browsing collection. Show your teachers how books can generate ideas for project based learning. Come and listen to a panel including Lawrence Gillick from Baraboo High School, Kathy Davis from Ripon, Peg Billings from Tomahawk, and Samantha Garvey from Deerfield Community School District. We may have Dewey spinning in his grave, but our students and staff are joyfully rediscovering the media center.


Presenters
avatar for Peg Billing

Peg Billing

Library Media / Technology Specialist
My role as the School District of Tomahawk is that of Library Media / Technology Specialist involves many aspects of the library world from print to digital; from teaching to collaborating and to information seeker and information guide. Best of all is working with students and observing their growth and desire to be a learner. The other aspect is being able to explore and play with new technology and the pleasure of reading books!
avatar for Kathy Davis

Kathy Davis

K-12 Media Specialist
The Ripon School District has been my home for my entire career as a Media Specialist. I have been on the Tech Committee since its inception in the early 90s. Connecting kids with books and helping others use technology are my career passions. Travel, reading, learning, and best of all - spending time with my children and grandchildren are my leisure time passions.
avatar for Samantha Garvey

Samantha Garvey

Library Media Specialist, Deerfield Community School District
avatar for Kathy Prestidge

Kathy Prestidge

Secondary Library Media Specialist, Fond du Lac Schools
I am the Secondary Media Specialist for the district. I have been a working in libraries ever since I was in middle school--no kidding! I have been telling stories even longer, but I became a professional story teller in 1986. Needless to say, I love books and reading. My number one goal is for every student to become a life long reader, connecting with books in a positive way. Number two goal is to teach kids how to find the information... Read More →

Tuesday April 9, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Ballroom C

9:00am

Celebrate Local: National Intellectual Freedom Initiatives and You!

Ever wonder about the various national initiatives sponsored by the American Library Association’s the Office of Intellectual Freedom and the American Association of School Librarians? During this session we’ll discuss resources for Banned Books Week, Banned Websites Awareness Day, Choose Privacy Week, and School Library Month. Together we’ll explore how you can use these national initiatives as opportunities to create displays, plan events, present programs, start discussions, and engage students—all as an advocate for Intellectual Freedom!


Presenters
avatar for Helen Adams

Helen Adams

Online Instructor, Mansfield University (PA)
avatar for Carin Bringelson

Carin Bringelson

Director of Online Content & Collections, TeachingBooks.net
I'm passionate about social justice and life-long learning.

Tuesday April 9, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room J

9:00am

Connecting Students and Careers, with Student and Leaders Network
Want to connect your students with real life careers? Want to demonstrate how school curriculum connects to the real world? Student and Leaders Network specializes in connecting schools with real-life working professionals in a broad range of careers. We will have a speaker from Student and Leaders Network on site to demonstrate the broad range of presenters they offer, their online archive of career videos, and how to arrange for a connection with your own classroom!

Presenters
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Daniel Arneson

Executive Director, Wisconsin Association of Distance Education Networks

Tuesday April 9, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room G

9:00am

Cyberbullying: Terror by Technology
Technology is supposed to be a tool to improve the human condition. But there are unscrupulous people who use technology to terrorize. To prevent this new evil from taking over our digital devices and our children, we need to face the issues surrounding cyberbullying. There will be a brief presentation about the current status of cyberbullying in schools, followed by a round table discussion with these key talking points. What is cyberbullying? How does cyberbullying differ from physical bullying? What are the methods used in cyberbullying? Where does cyberbullying occur? Who are the victims and the perpetrators? What are the warning signs? What can we do to stop cyberbullying? Where can we go to find help and support?

Presenters
avatar for Aida Michlowski, PhD, JD

Aida Michlowski, PhD, JD

Professor, Marian University
I have a Ph.D. from UW and a JD from Marquette. I taught K-6 for over 10 years before switching to higher ed. I teach hybrid and online classes at Marian University School of Education Department of Educational Technology. | | I believe that technology, if used appropriately is a teaching and learning tool. Otherwise, it could become a tool for terror as in cyberbullying. In a nutshell- I try to live well, I love my family, friends and... Read More →

Tuesday April 9, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room H

9:00am

eBooks in the K-8 library
Learn ways we are using our 32 color nooks and 25 iPads to utilize our school ebooks within Tumblebooks, Bookflix, Destiny/Follett Shelf and more.

Presenters
avatar for Stephanie Wieczorek

Stephanie Wieczorek

Library Media Specialist, Merton Community Schools
The link to my presentations can be found here: http://www.merton.k12.wi.us/faculty/WieczorekS/wemta2013.cfm.

Tuesday April 9, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room F

9:00am

PLAY, PASSION, PURPOSE!
Play... when I have to get through this textbook? Play...at the workplace? Play...when I have the state test to give to my students in two weeks? Yes, yes, yes! It is proven that people who incorporate play into their daily lives are brighter and perform stronger on assessments. Now, add passion and a purpose-pow! We have innovation! It is imperative that we create this type of environment if we want our students and staff to become creative and critical thinkers in our competitive and changing world. Come play while we learn about the transformative P's!

Presenters
avatar for Beth Clarke

Beth Clarke

Assistant Director for Instructional Technology, School District of Beloit
Welcome to WEMTA 2013! What a great line up this year, and I am excited to be a part of your experience. With the evolving world, education must embrace our new clientel with open arms. My passion is to continually live on the edge of educational revolution. Can that really be? Who knows, but it's fun trying. An innovative education system (system is the key here) is my dream, let's make it happen! | Please follow me at... Read More →

Tuesday April 9, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Ballroom D

9:00am

QR Codes in the Classroom
QR Codes? What are they? What can they do? Come join me for a step by step lesson on how to create QR codes with your students. Bring an iPad or laptop and you too can create them with me. The first half of this session we will be exploring different ways in how to create them, which we will conclude by share many ways that they can be used to enhance classroom learning.

Presenters
avatar for KATHY DEBOTH

KATHY DEBOTH

Speaker, Attendee, SUNNYSIDE

Tuesday April 9, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
PC Lab O & P

9:00am

Repeat of Popular Session OR Wildcard
Tuesday April 9, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Ballroom B

9:00am

Take Control of O.E.R.
Today’s students are given powerful digital creation tools to create, share, and learn. There has never been a greater need to teach appropriate use, proper citation practices, and tools to find public domain resources. Participants will explore digital citizenship, searching for open educational resources (O.E.R.), and creating & licensing personal content. Finally, explore how you can create and maintain your own O.E.R. media database for your district.

Keynotes & Spotlights
avatar for Josh Mika

Josh Mika

Josh Mika is currently the Library Resource Center Director at Beebe Elementary in Naperville District 203.  He taught 4th & 5th grade in the self-contained, regular ed classroom for eight years before transitioning into the library/media center.  Mr. Mika received a B.A. from Knox College, a Masters degree from Cambridge College, and is currently wrapping up his doctoral work through Aurora University studying the mobile... Read More →


Tuesday April 9, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Ballroom A

9:00am

Use the CROSSWALK! AASL Learning4Life Resource Review

You've put off exploring the AASL site long enough.... it's time to take a guided crossWALK into the Learning 4 Life resources. Stops on this tour will help you spice up your lessons, add new web wizardry, and use the Common Core Crosswalk efficiently.


Presenters
avatar for Diane Kastelic

Diane Kastelic

Library Media Teacher, Kenosha Unified Schools
One of my passions? Change... constant and unpredictable. From bookstore shelving sections to the iPad lab to the news team, my amazing assistant and I try to keep mixing it to keep the students coming back. ~dk |
avatar for Vicki Santacroce

Vicki Santacroce

Library Media Coordinator, Whitewater Unified School District
Presentation can be found at http://tinyurl.com/cmj7ljj. I am a lifelong learner who is passionate about engaging learners of any age through literature and technology. If I could attend conferences for a living, I would. One might say I am a PD junkie, I can never get enough! I also love traveling, meeting new people and hanging out in warm climates (winter just isn't my season)! I have served on the WEMTA Board for the past 7 years. It has been... Read More →

Tuesday April 9, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Room I

10:15am

Exhibitor Theater - CCSS, Follett eBooks, & FollettShelf 2.0

Delivery of content through technology is a key thread interwoven within Common Core State Standards. Please join us as we show you how Follett is delivering CCSS content with Follett eBooks and FollettShelf.


Exhibitors
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Matt Follett

Account Manager, Follett Library Resources


Tuesday April 9, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Room M & N

10:15am

Exhibitor Theater - Transforming your curriculum to the online environment to meet the needs of the 21st Century Digital Learner

Online learning has change dramatically. With new tools for creation and delivery a teacher can take it to the web faster than ever. In this session you will learn how to easily Flip your Classroom, run a Blended Classroom or get a started on creating your online class. I will share free tools to make your creating seamless. Tools like My Big Campus, NROC, Ck12.org, Youtube and Shmoop to name a few.


Presenters
Tuesday April 9, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Room K & L

10:15am

WEPlay with 2.0 Tools

Open sharing session


Tuesday April 9, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Room J

10:15am

Bookmobile - YES, Summer slide - NO
Join us as we present how one elementary school in Sparta worked to prevent the summer reading slide by actually bringing the books to the students! A bookmobile was set up and traveled throughout the school boundaries to promote reading. Find out how this program is expanding to include all grade levels and creating a working partnership with the Public Library.

Presenters
Tuesday April 9, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Room F

10:15am

Chrome Web Store Amazing Extensions and Apps
This sessions will introduce participants to the Google Chrome Web Store. Extensions will be shared to make you and your students more efficient and productive. Apps (mostly elementary) will be showcased that provide students acces to information and different creation tools. Questions about access and dashboard setup will be answered if needed.

Presenters
avatar for Amy Uelmen

Amy Uelmen

Speaker, Attendee, Pulaski Community School District
I am the Instructional Technology Coordinator for Pulaski Schools. With Chromebooks, iPads, Windows and Macs in our district, I have been actively engaged in selecting resources and offering professional development for teachers on all devices and platforms. Our district uses the apps stores for all devices: Chrome Webstore, Google Play for Education and iTunes.  I work closely with our LMS/TIS team and all teachers in developing digital... Read More →

Tuesday April 9, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Ballroom B

10:15am

Creating the Schools We Need
In the age of information surplus, our classrooms hold an immense potential for authentic and experiential based learning opportunities. We are teaching and learning in an educational landscape where the kids no longer have to come to school to 'get' the information; that is where innovation and creativity enter. Practical classroom examples of activities and assessments will be prominently featured.

Keynotes & Spotlights
avatar for Diana Laufenberg

Diana Laufenberg

Diana Laufenberg has taught all grade levels from 7-12 in Social Studies over the past 15 years. She most recently taught at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, an inquiry-driven, project-based high school focused on modern learning. Her practice has deep roots in experiential education, taking students from the classroom to the real world and back again. Before finding her way to Philadelphia, she was an active member of the teaching... Read More →


Tuesday April 9, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Ballroom A

10:15am

Digital Innovation and Transformation in School Library, Public Library and Classroom Spaces

How can learning be transformed by digital, collaboration opportunities and extreme space
makeovers? Learn about the new models of makerspaces, sandboxes, classroom arrangements,
virtual learning commons, media hives and collaboration centers. Ideas will be shared from
various DPI partnerships, grant programs and emerging research to help schools address the
needs of digital learning.


Presenters
avatar for Nancy Anderson

Nancy Anderson

Library Consultant, Department of Public Instruction
avatar for Janice Mertes

Janice Mertes

Asst. Director IMT/Digital Learning, WI Department of Public Instruction
Janice Mertes Assistant Director IMT/Digital Learning Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Experience and current role: 19 years as a National Board Certified Social Studies educator, district technology integrator and professional development trainer Currently serve as a liaison to numerous national organizations to lead research, policy and practice programming for state K-12 schools Serve on the State Superintendent's Digital Learning... Read More →

Tuesday April 9, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Room I

10:15am

iUse iCreate iLearn

Participants will learn about how iPads can be incorporated to meet the needs of diverse learners in the classroom. This session will focus on how iPads can be integrated into different areas of instruction to help students build deeper understandings as well as create and share what they are learning. Student examples of classroom integration will be shared as well as tips and tricks to help classroom teachers use iPads successfully in the classroom.


Presenters
avatar for Karie Huttner

Karie Huttner

Educational Technology Coordinator/Math Resource Teacher, Verona Area School District
I love learning about how to incorporate technology to strengthen teaching and learning. I am a creator at heart. As a blogger for the Discovery Educator Network blog iMake iLearn, I am able to share ideas of how to make in the virtual and physical world with different mediums like 3D printing, Minecraft EDU, Spheros, cardboard, LEDs, and more. I believe that everyone has an inner Maker and just needs the opportunity to find the right medium.
avatar for Amy Klubertanz

Amy Klubertanz

2/3 Bilingual Teacher, Verona Area School District

Tuesday April 9, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Ballroom D

10:15am

One Step at a Time : Successful Leadership Techniques
Do you want to move your library forward but are not sure how to initiate changes necessary for a more effective program? Do you want to show your successes but don’t have a good strategy for conveying your message? Learn how you can implement, sometimes small, steps in literacy support, collaboration, staff development, curriculum support that encourage interaction and creativity and, then, showcase the successes through video. Go away with ideas for your own program.

Presenters
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Barbara Erdman

Assistant Professor, Emeritus, UW- Eau Claire
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Eileen Schroeder

Associate Professor, Educational Foundations, UW-Whitewater
Eileen Schroeder teaches in the library program at UW-Whitewater and works with education students learning technology skills.

Tuesday April 9, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Ballroom C

10:15am

Recollection Wisconsin
Recollection Wisconsin is a free one-stop search portal for more than 120,000 digital history resources from Wisconsin collections. We’ll take a tour through primary sources from across the state, including photos, postcards, maps, yearbooks, scrapbooks, letters, diaries, oral histories, artifacts and more. We’ll also look at some of the free tools, including Tumblr and HistoryPin, that Recollection Wisconsin is using to help people connect to history in their own communities.

Presenters
avatar for Emily Pfotenhauer

Emily Pfotenhauer

Recollection Wisconsin Program Manager, Wisconsin Library Services (WiLS)
Presentation handout: http://recollectionwisconsin.org/wemta2013

Tuesday April 9, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
PC Lab Q & R

10:15am

Using Moodle as a Professional Development Model
Tired of the those ineffective one-shot workshops used for professional development? Looking for a way to design effective professional development for your staff that looks at data to change practices? Come to learn about a way to offer professional development that focuses on school and/or district initiatives when and where teachers want it.

Presenters
avatar for Linda Borkenhagen

Linda Borkenhagen

President; Retired Director of Technology, Educational Technology Leadership, LLC (tech leadership consultant)
Linda recently retired after 20+ years as a technology director. Her "encore career" provides her the opportunity to assist organizations with leadership in technology, including analysis of practices and processes in place, mentoring, planning for the future, facilitating/writing information technology plans, and professional development. She offers expertise to strengthen the technology services already in place in schools and other... Read More →

Tuesday April 9, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Room E

10:15am

WADEN Interactive Videoconferencing Course offerings and resources
Want to offer a course not currently available in your district? Looking for an extra foreign language or AP course? Are your students looking for a diverse course offering, or does your district have more to offer to those outside your area? Please visit us to learn about the educational opportunities available through interactive video conferencing. We can put you in touch with the right people to coordinate bringing needed course programming to your district or connecting your courses with districts state wide.

Presenters
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Daniel Arneson

Executive Director, Wisconsin Association of Distance Education Networks

Tuesday April 9, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Room G

10:15am

Wisconsin Resources to Enrich Your Online Collections
Discover two new media-rich websites to use on your iPads, computers or interactive whiteboards. “The Ways” features videos, interactive maps and digital media exploring contemporary Native culture and language, for 6-12th grade students. “Wisconsin Biographies” leads 4th grade students to explore history through animated biographies of notable Wisconsin citizens; interactive trading cards and grade-level reading materials add to the fun. These resources are free for you from Wisconsin Media Lab.

Presenters
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Finn Ryan

Producer, wisconsin Media Lab l ECB

Tuesday April 9, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
PC Lab O & P

10:15am

YouTube: from Consumer to Creator
YouTube isn't just for watching funny videos anymore! Come to this session to learn about ways to use YouTube in your school! Take part in creating your own YouTube channel and uploading your own videos to take your experience to a whole new level! Other topics included will be: creating playlists, the Flipped Classroom concept, YouTube EDU, and YouTube editing tools.

Presenters
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Jen Zurawski

Library Media/Instructional Technology Specialist, West De Pere School District
Jen Zurawski is a Library Media/Instructional Technology Specialist for the School District of West De Pere. Jen has a passion for creatively blending the world of literacy and technology. She has presented at local, state, and national conferences on a variety of topics including Google Apps for Education, YouTube in the Classroom, and Google Hangouts. You can find her on Twitter at @tweets2jen or on Instragram at @wwlibrary.

Tuesday April 9, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Room H

11:15am

Exhibit Hall & Door Prizes
Tuesday April 9, 2013 11:15am - 12:15pm
Exhibit Hall A

12:15pm

Tuesday Lunch: Business Meeting & Linda Sue Park "A Long Walk: from Korea to Sudan"
Keynotes & Spotlights
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Linda Sue Park

Author
Linda Sue Park is the author of more than 20 books for young readers, including A SINGLE SHARD, which was awarded the prestigious Newbery Medal in 2002. She has also written the New York Times bestseller A LONG WALK TO WATER, as well as several other award-winning novels and picture books. Her most recent titles are FOREST OF WONDERS, the Wing & Claw series Book 1, a middle-grade fantasy from HarperCollins, and YAKS YAK, a wordplay picture... Read More →


Tuesday April 9, 2013 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Exhibit Hall B

1:45pm

Linda Sue Park Book Signing

Come & get your books signed by Linda Sue Park!


Presenters
avatar for Linda Sue Park

Linda Sue Park

Author
Linda Sue Park is the author of more than 20 books for young readers, including A SINGLE SHARD, which was awarded the prestigious Newbery Medal in 2002. She has also written the New York Times bestseller A LONG WALK TO WATER, as well as several other award-winning novels and picture books. Her most recent titles are FOREST OF WONDERS, the Wing & Claw series Book 1, a middle-grade fantasy from HarperCollins, and YAKS YAK, a wordplay picture... Read More →

Tuesday April 9, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room F

1:45pm

Exhibitor Theater - Don’t Go Craz-E: Finding and Using EBooks and Online Databases Via One Portal

Dive into the hottest (and most confusing) topic in the education world today-eBooks.  Yes, they're here to stay, so let's figure out how you can find the best ones for your school and get your students to use them.  We have the answers to your questions, so join us as we explore the Craz-E world of eBooks!


Exhibitors
avatar for MACKIN

MACKIN

Sales Consultant, Mackin Educational Resources
Mackin Educational Resources is a complete one-source service providing virtually any book, eBook, audio, DVD, CD-Rom or educational software in print for libraries and classrooms.  All orders receive FREE processing, FREE cataloging and FREE shipping.  Our goal is to make things less complicated for librarians and teachers, and we achieve it with thousands of customers around the world every day.


Tuesday April 9, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room K & L

1:45pm

WEPlay with iPads

Open sharing session


Tuesday April 9, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room M & N

1:45pm

Connecting Students and Careers, with Student and Leaders Network
Want to connect your students with real life careers? Want to demonstrate how school curriculum connects to the real world? Student and Leaders Network specializes in connecting schools with real-life working professionals in a broad range of careers. We will have a speaker from Student and Leaders Network on site to demonstrate the broad range of presenters they offer, their online archive of career videos, and how to arrange for a connection with your own classroom!

Presenters
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Daniel Arneson

Executive Director, Wisconsin Association of Distance Education Networks

Tuesday April 9, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room G

1:45pm

Create Dynamic Library Lessons
The role of the school librarian has changed. The evolution of this role has created a teacher-librarian who is a 1) collaborative teacher, 2) media specialist, 3) technology integration specialist, & 4) instructional coach. Participants will learn how to utilize curricular objectives, design a 20 minute mini-lesson, create supporting web content, and engage learners beyond the school day. Explore how teacher-librarians can become gurus of the Common Core State Standards and collaborate with colleagues to integrate best practice throughout the curriculum.

Keynotes & Spotlights
avatar for Josh Mika

Josh Mika

Josh Mika is currently the Library Resource Center Director at Beebe Elementary in Naperville District 203.  He taught 4th & 5th grade in the self-contained, regular ed classroom for eight years before transitioning into the library/media center.  Mr. Mika received a B.A. from Knox College, a Masters degree from Cambridge College, and is currently wrapping up his doctoral work through Aurora University studying the mobile... Read More →


Tuesday April 9, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Ballroom A

1:45pm

Creating Online Learning Modules for Elementary Students
Think online classes are just for older students? Find out how easy it is to create interactive online learning and assessment geared toward your elementary level students with Moodle. Introduce students to a flipped classroom by blending online learning into your classes with modules for books, lessons, and assessments. Combine Google Apps, screencasting and Web resources to create a full learning experience for your students.

Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Austin

Jennifer Austin

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Lac du Flambeau Public School

Tuesday April 9, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room E

1:45pm

The Basics of Flipped Learning- A Beginner's Guide
Imagine a learning space where homework is cleverly disguised as thinking and collaborating. Teachers across the country have been “flipping” their classroom instruction and transforming the role of the teacher to the “guide on the side” and the learner as an active participant. This session will provide you with the understanding of the pedagogy, teaching strategies that can be used, resources for further study as well as hardware needed to successfully implement a flipped classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Debby Caven

Debby Caven

Educational Consultant, Digital Touch Education
My name is Debby Caven, B.S. & MEIT, and I am a retired educator from the Mequon-Thiensville School District in Mequon, Wisconsin. Presently I am an online Moodle instructor, educational consultant and SMART Certified Trainer. I began my teaching career at the high school level in foreign languages and later became a 6th grade educator in Mequon, Wisconsin. In 1997 I was nominated as Teacher of the Year for the Mequon-Thiensville School... Read More →

Tuesday April 9, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
PC Lab O & P

1:45pm

Tools for Project-based Learning & Authentic Assessment
This session focuses on Web 2.0 tools for project-based learning activities, e-portfolios, and authentic assessment. Educators will gain insight on how to use free tools to increase student engagement, motivation, creativity, and content understanding while supporting the Common Core Standards and ISTE NETS-S. Tools will be demonstrated and attendees are encouraged to try them during this hands-on session.

Presenters
avatar for Jenna Linskens

Jenna Linskens

Education Technology Integration Specialist & Trainer, Education TnT
Jenna Linskens is a Educational Technology Integration Specialist and Trainer to K-20 schools; a webinar presenter and national speaker. She provides project leadership and support to schools including staff development trainings and guidance on best practices for technology integration, instructional design, and e-learning. She was a graduate instructor in Educational Technology for seven years at Marian University, Wisconsin. Prior to Marian... Read More →

Tuesday April 9, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
PC Lab Q & R

1:45pm

Using Google Chrome with Struggling Students

Google Chrome is so much more than an internet browser! Using many of the available free Apps and Extensions in the Chrome Web Store, our students that struggle have tools at their fingertips anytime and anywhere they need them! During this session, we will look at ways to individualize a student’s Chrome experience in order to “level the playing field” for our students that struggle across various content areas. We will also explore options for using Chrome on mobile devices that students may have access to.


Presenters
avatar for Tammy Lind

Tammy Lind

Technology Integration Coach, School District of South Milwaukee
Tammy Lind is currently a Technology Integration Coach in Southeastern Wisconsin. She is a Google Education Trainer and a Google Certified teacher. Tammy is also an Intel for Education Master teacher. | Prior to becoming a technology integration coach Tammy worked as an elementary classroom teacher, a special education teacher and a math specialist in the Milwaukee Public and South Milwaukee School Districts. It was during her time as a special... Read More →

Tuesday April 9, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Ballroom C

1:45pm

Using Google to Guide Research

Learn tips and tricks to integrating Google into research assignments: Reading and annotating literature in Google Books, organizing and citing resources with Google Researcher, collaborative editing in Google Docs, and submitting the final product electronically. Learn from our mistakes and share in our victories. Bring questions and share your experiences!


Presenters
avatar for Trina Bower

Trina Bower

Technology Integration Specialist, Arrowhead HS
Here is the link to our presentation: | | https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Z2D5EdDQ_Q9wcOhR3xoBHTNXNAfPEFCyz0gwo-7_dUI/edit?usp=sharing
avatar for Steph Polkowski

Steph Polkowski

English Teacher & Library Media Specialist, Arrowhead Union High School
WEMTA 2013 Presentation: http://goo.gl/mnyAJ

Tuesday April 9, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Ballroom B

1:45pm

WEMTA for Credit Class

If you are taking the WEMTA Conference class for credit, you will need to attend this session.


Presenters
avatar for Christine Rybak

Christine Rybak

Instructional Technology Coach, DeForest Area School District
Christine Rybak began her teaching career in the mid-90's as an 8th grade Science and Language Arts teacher in a small rural school district in north central Wisconsin. Eleven years later, she came to DeForest to develop a new Communications class for 7th and 8th graders. In 2010, Christine moved into the Instructional Technology Coach position. She works with teachers to integrate technology tools into their curriculum and learning... Read More →


Tuesday April 9, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room H

1:45pm

WTI Grants for K-12 and Higher Ed

Learn more about the WTI Grants and the community we have built.  The goal is not just technology but rather PD and student engagement focused.  Also learn how to benefit from the community we have built in the state with K-12, Higher Ed, DPI and CESAs all playing a prominent role and working together.


Presenters
Tuesday April 9, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room I

1:45pm

You Get What You Pay For?
The purpose of this session is to familiarize users with Open source and freeware alternatives to commonly used commercial software.
Attendees will learn how to find, download, install and evaluate software from the web.
In today’s economy, schools are being very budget conscious in all areas of the curriculum. By using readily available freeware and open source software, schools can realize budget savings without losing the use of essential instructional tools. In this session, learn how to find, install, and evaluate these alternatives to commercially available software.

Presenters
avatar for Luke Allen

Luke Allen

Teacher/Professor/Counselor, ICE (Illinois computing Educators)
Lee Green is the Instructional Technologist for Floyd County Schools in Rome. His job is to assist teachers with utilizing technology tools to promote student achievement. Lee offers one on one, small group, and school wide staff development opportunities relating to Instructional Technology to assist teachers. Lee is passionate about helping teachers realize that technology isn't something to be feared and it can be a tool for good... Read More →

Tuesday April 9, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room J

1:45pm

Repeat of Popular Session OR Wildcard
Tuesday April 9, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room I

3:00pm

Exhibitor Theater - Our Brains, Our Technology, Our Future

Decades of multimedia, years of eLearning and social media, months of digital resources and mobile devices, and weeks of massively open content have snowballed into a brain-changing, paradigm-shifting megalith! So, how are we to understand it all and what do we need to (or can we) do about it?


Exhibitors
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Joseph Du Fore

Director of Digital Education, Wisconsin Lutheran College
Joseph oversees both the online learning and the digital education integration throughout the Wisconsin Lutheran College campus. He currently specializes in digital instruction integration with areas of expertise in mobile learning, cloud computing, instructional design, digital literacies, Google Apps, social media, differentiated instruction, brain based technologies, interactive whiteboards, digital publications and resources, open content... Read More →


Tuesday April 9, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room K & L

3:00pm

'Google Field Trips': Google Earth and Maps Can Create a Fabulous Free Experience!

This session will help librarians and teachers in all fields learn how to take a virtual field trip. By using Google Maps, Google Earth, photos, videos, and text, you can make the world come to your students like never before!


Tuesday April 9, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
PC Lab Q & R

3:00pm

Creative Ways to Use QR Codes in Your School

Learn what a QR Code is, how to create them, and how to use them for a variety of educational purposes including scavenger hunts, back-to-school events, and variety of student activities. There are so many unique and creative ways to include audio/video files as well as various handouts/assessments to your projects. This will be a great way for you to learn how to create them and get ideas for you to use in your classroom!


Presenters
avatar for Rita Mortenson

Rita Mortenson

Educational Technology Coordinator, Verona Area School District
A teacher for 29 years, I enjoy working with the staff, students, parents and community members of the Verona Area School District helping to integrate technology into the classrooms. I am an active Discovery STAR Educator, serves as the Events Chair for the Wisconsin DEN Leadership Council, and in 2009 was one of three teachers selected to participate in the Discovery Student Pilot Adventure in China for 15 days. Recently I was selected as one... Read More →

Tuesday April 9, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room J

3:00pm

Great Google-y Moogley!
Google Certified Teacher & Trainer Chad Kafka will share what’s the newest, latest and greatest from Google that can have a direct impact in your classroom. He'll bounce around between different Google Apps to share tips, tricks and workflows for teachers and students. Come keep up in this fast paced session where you can take some of the ideas and apply them right away to your own work setting.

Keynotes & Spotlights
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Chad Kafka

Chad Kafka works as a Technology Integration Specialist for Franklin Public Schools in Wisconsin. He enjoys networking with other educators through his work with the Google Certified Teacher, Google Certified Trainer and Apple Distinguished Educator programs. Chad enjoys challenging educators and students to think differently when it comes to using technology. He's passionate about sharing his knowledge with others and hopes to share some new... Read More →


Tuesday April 9, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ballroom B

3:00pm

Public Meets Public: Collaborations of the Madison Metro SD and Madison Public Library
Public Schools meet Public Library. What do the Madison Metropolitan School District’s 47 school libraries and the 9 branches of the Madison Public Library have in common? Creative and enthusiastic librarians! Learn how several collaborative ideas have blossomed into new educational opportunities and expanded resources for all Madison library patrons, especially families and students and teachers of the Madison Metropolitan School District.

Presenters
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Nancy Kieraldo

Librarian Teacher Leader, Madison Metropolitan SD
Libraries and Librarians Living Larger

Tuesday April 9, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room F

3:00pm

Repeat of Popular Session OR Wildcard
Tuesday April 9, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room G

3:00pm

Repeat of Popular Session OR Wildcard
Tuesday April 9, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room I

3:00pm

Repeat of Popular Session OR Wildcard
Tuesday April 9, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ballroom C

3:00pm

Repeat of Popular Session OR Wildcard
Tuesday April 9, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room H

3:00pm

Repeat of Popular Session OR Wildcard
Tuesday April 9, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ballroom A