Nebraska Fall Ed Tech Conference: October 6-7, 2016

Full Schedule on Sched Online!

Thursday, October 6th

Onsite Registration:

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 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

Onsite Registration:

Friday’s pre-conferece registration will open at 7:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m.  Welcome and Opening Keynote: Digital Leadership & Responsibility

Amber Teamann

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.

Full Schedule on Sched Online!

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

TeamannAmber Teamann is the proud principal of Whitt Elementary in Wylie, Texas. Through her years in education, Amber has held leadership positions and served as an Assistant Principal and as a Title I Technology Facilitator which put her on 17 different campuses to help staff and students navigate their digital abilities and responsibilities. Prior to that, she taught 4th grade and loved every single minute of it.
Her credo is that all subjects can be made more engaging to students if we are able to deliver it in a manner in which they want to learn. From being a part of district initiatives to sharing innovative ways to connect with our stake holders across the country, she is always striving to make education more meaningful for her audiences. Recognizing the power of social media and our inherent role in controlling how our stories are told she has been privileged to work with educators across the globe in making transparency a reality for their campus and districts, as well as ones locally.

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