Full Schedule Details https://2015nebraskafalledtechconference.sched.org/
Here are the Wednesday workshops that will be available for pre-conference 2015!
|Pre-Conference Workshop Title||Presenter / Co-Presenter||Workship Description|
|Become a Graphite Certified Educator||Darci Lindgren & Jeremy Nielson||Work through the process of becoming a Common Sense Education graphite certified educator at this one day workshop. Become a part of the growing pool of teachers who review technology tools and receive benefits for their time and creativity. Create two lessons integrated with those tools to share with the common sense education community. This applies to all subject and grade levels.|
|Get Organized & Explore Our World with Google||Beth Still||Part 1- It is easier than ever to go digital, but sometimes it can be a daunting task. If we don’t have a clear plan for how to organize ourselves digitally there is a very good chance we will end up feeling like we are chasing our tails. To help you avoid this panicky feeling I have a few tools, tips, and tricks I would like to share with you. If you want to experience a sense of control and order in your digital world then this session is for you!
Part 2- Get ready for an exciting journey by taking a tour of the Google Cultural Institute. You’ll learn about the Art Project, Historic Moments, and World Wonders. We will also explore Google Expeditions and how teachers are using it to show the world to their students.
|Get Your Students Creating, Not Consuming Content||Chad Ackerson||Students learn so much more from creating their own content instead of consuming content from others. Yes, it is easier to find a website or YouTube video that shows your students how someone else summarized your unit. Just think about how powerful it would be for your students to create those projects to show you what they learned. This hands-on workshop will give you a variety of tools your students can use to create their own content.|
|Google Tools for Data Collection, Analysis, & Reporting||Nick Ziegler||Google Forms are powerful tools. This workshop is designed for administrators: to help you take the next step – to more effectively analyze and share your results. You will get hands-on experience: 1) Creating Google Forms 2) Creating Pivot Tables and Awesome Tables to analyze School Climate Data 3) Using AutoCrat and FormMule to share results from Teacher Evals.|
|Project Based Learning (PBL) with iPads||Guy Trainin & Laurie Friedrich||Project-based learning is a dynamic approach to teaching in which students explore real-world problems and challenges. With this type of active and engaged learning, students are inspired to obtain a deeper knowledge of the subjects they’re studying (Edutopia, 2014). In this session we will experience short projects and their interaction with the affordances of digital devices that create powerful literacy learning. Bring your laptop or mobile device and get ready to make, explore, and experience PBL.|
|Teaching in a Digital World: Marzano + Technology||Peg Coover||Technology use and technology integration are not one and the same! In this session we will revisit Marzano’s research-based strategies for effective instruction using technology as the lens. We will focus on how to enhance the strategies of summarizing & note-taking, identifying similarities & differences and non-linguistic representations with purposeful technology integration.|
|Technology and Adolescent Literacy||Mickey Carlson||This workshop is intended to support teachers and administrators to enhance the use of technology in ALL areas of Adolescent Literacy. We will cover apps, websites, documents, and extensions that will turn the world of Adolescent Literacy upside down!|
|Twitter for School Administrators||Mike Lucas||Attendees will learn how school leaders are using Twitter as a tool for communication/public relations, outreach to alumni, and professional development.|