Nebraska Fall Ed Tech Conference: October 6-7, 2016
Thursday, October 6th
Thursday’s pre-conference workshop registration will be from 1:00-1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pre-Conference Workshops
Choose from one of the following workshops:
Digging into Digital Tools
Heather Callihan, Technology Integrationist, Northwest Public Schools
Whether you are looking to differentiate, create video lessons, or break away from traditional teaching, this workshop is for you! Come dig into some digital tools to help you reinforce, enhance, and engage your current classroom.
Break Out of Your Box with Breakout EDU!
Dr. Lynne Herr, Staff Development/Training, ESU #6
Join Nebraska Breakout EDU early adopter Dr. Lynne Herr of ESU 6 for a great hands-on workshop exploring how this inquiry-based learning platform can be used to engage students of all ages – from Pre-K to adult learners. Workshop time will be spent experiencing Breakout EDU games, exploring the free, shared games that teachers from around the world have created and shared with each other and explore clues and templates for creating your own games. Want to learn more before the workshop? Check out the “Get Started” link at Breakoutedu.com. Step 2 will return the password needed to view shared games in the Breakout EDU community!
EdTech for Admin – Tools and Tips You Can Use!
Dr. Jay Dostal, Principal, Kearney High School
Mr. Charlie Hutzler, Assistant Principal, Norris High School
Join this session to hear from administrators who are leveraging the power of technology to enhance their efficiency and effectiveness in their roles as leaders, learners and communicators. The workshop will be led by Jay Dostal and Charlie Hutzler, but best practices from everyone in the group will also be shared.
Implementing a Multi-layered Information Security Program
Mr. Rick Haugerud, Chief Information Security Officer/Director of IT Security, University of Nebraska
Mr. Brad Weakly, Technical/Network Support, University of Nebraska
This workshop will describe the various information security threats that have been identified at the University of Nebraska, and how they were identified. In addition the presenters will discuss with attendees the various security controls that were available to mitigate each of the threats, and ultimately which controls were deployed at the University.
Workshop attendees will walk away with an understanding of how to identify external and internal security threats, knowledge of simple risk management exercises that can be used to determine an appetite of risk, and finally how a layered security program can effectively mitigate the most critical risks.
Friday, October 7th
Friday’s pre-conferece registration will open at 7:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Keynote: Digital Leadership & Responsibility
If you are an educator, you have a responsibility. Whether it be to a staff or to students, there are always eyes on you. In the same ways we monitor our “professional” behavior, we now have a digital responsibility as well. Take charge of how your story is being told, and lead through a positive example for those that you serve. If our students are able to see their social media power used for good, we can change the way they are interacting with each other, and literally, change their world.
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Session 1
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Session 2
11:30 a.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Session 3
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Session 4
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Session 5
3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Session 6
Friday’s Keynote:Digital Leadership and Responsibility by Amber Teamann