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Tuesday, June 8
 

8:30am CDT

Concepts and Strategies Used in a Gamification Classroom
Provide classroom examples of low and high tech gamification concepts and strategies and be presented with a big picture overview implementation of a year long gaming activity.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Metcalf

Mike Metcalf

6th Grade Social Studies, West Fargo Public Schools
I currently teach 6th World History at Cheney Middle School.  I began to gamify my classroom content 3 years ago and have jumped with both feet into the process.  I am a growing believer in the power of games and play within the classroom and wish I had learned about the power of... Read More →


Tuesday June 8, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am CDT
B118

8:30am CDT

Digital Breakouts
Participants will:
• critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others.

• Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.

• Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.

• Use technology to design and implement a variety of formative and summative assessments that accommodate learner needs, provide timely feedback to students and inform instruction.

Participants will complete an online breakout challenge by solving digital puzzles using articles, video and audio clues, and much more all the while watching out for the “red herrings” that will distract and lead them on a wild goose chase. They will “breakout” of the challenge and afterwards, learn how to create their own challenge using Google Forms with response validation. Only a teacher google account is required, no login is necessary for learners—making this a perfect online activity for students of all ages! Test your logic, problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity with this engaging session.

Speakers
avatar for Danette Brown

Danette Brown

Technology Integration Specialist, West Fargo Public Schools
I have served as a Technology Integration Specialist for West Fargo Public Schools for the last six years supporting teachers and students grades K-8. I love that technology can raise awareness, start conversations, find answers to life's questions, change minds, make a difference... Read More →


Tuesday June 8, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am CDT
B109

8:30am CDT

Flipgrid for engagement
Flipgrid is where social and emotional learning happens! The leading video discussion platform for millions of PreK to PhD educators, students, and families. Students reflect on learning in a fun video format.
Learn what Flipgrid is
Read how Flipgrid is being used in classrooms
Experience examples of Flipgrid
Set up a Flipgrid to use in the classroom

LINK TO PRESENTATION

Speakers
GH

Gayle Hyde

Instructional Technology Coach, Discovery Middle School


Tuesday June 8, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am CDT
B116

8:30am CDT

Seesaw Asynchronous Lessons
Participants will learn how to use Seesaw to create asynchronous lessons and activities that are incorporated into one Seesaw activity that students can easily navigate independently. Multiple examples and ideas will be shared with ample time for participants to explore and create. *A Seesaw account is required.*

Speakers

Tuesday June 8, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am CDT
B117

8:30am CDT

Canvas - Course Tour/Organization
Course Tour/Organization Understanding the basics of Canvas are important for success within the Canvas platform. Learn about navigating Canvas from a global perspective and organize your Canvas course

Speakers

Tuesday June 8, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am CDT
B112

8:30am CDT

Canvas - Speedgrader/ Rubrics
Speedgrader/ Rubrics- is designed to give teachers the ability to provide meaningful feedback to students efficiently using video, audio, rubric, annotations, and speech to text.  Participants will walk through the steps to creating a rubric in canvas which can be shared across teams, school, and the district.

Speakers
JK

Julie Kautzmann

Technology Integration Specialist, Mandan Public Schools


Tuesday June 8, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am CDT
B110

8:30am CDT

Canvas - Using Canvas Modules to Create Class Flow
Using Canvas Modules to Create Class Flow - Canvas Modules will take you through the basics of building an organized flow of content within your Canvas Course. We will also look at the importing and creating content in your Modules.

Speakers
avatar for Van Bardell

Van Bardell

Fort Lincoln Elementary Dean of Students, Mandan Public Schools


Tuesday June 8, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am CDT
B111

8:30am CDT

Minecraft Chemistry
Minecraft Education Edition’s Chemistry package is a great way to teach students about chemistry in a popular gaming world. I will show you how I teach chemistry using Minecraft. Students build atoms and elements, find the composition of elements in various materials, create new substances with chemical formulas, and use those new substances to create new mixtures. They will do all of this inside a teacher-controlled Minecraft environment!
If you have any other questions, please email me at:
rjpeterson@west-fargo.k12.nd.us


Speakers

Tuesday June 8, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am CDT
H101

9:45am CDT

Bring On The Books: Middle Grade and Young Adult Literature Edition
Learners will gain an understanding of a wide range of new and popular young adult and middle grade books through book talks and potential content area applications. Participants will also receive a list of books organized by genre and grade level recommendations.

Speakers
DD

Dan Dooher

Learning Resource Strategist, Moorhead Area Public Schools
I am an educator who is passionate about building community through stories. I also coach endurance sports.


Tuesday June 8, 2021 9:45am - 10:45am CDT
B116

9:45am CDT

Chinese and Chinese foods
Chinese foods are dilicious. Did you try them? Chinese is difficult. Did you try to learn it? Chinese culture is interesting? How? This session will show you from a real Chinese person's pespective what Chinese language looks like in general, what are the popular Chinese foods and what interesting culutral facts are related to the Chinese foods. Everybody is expected to become an expert in Chinese after attending this session.

Speakers

Tuesday June 8, 2021 9:45am - 10:45am CDT
H101

9:45am CDT

Creating Photo Collages with Canva
Learn to create beautifully designed collages by combining multiple photos and text using Canva.  Photo collages can be used by both students and teachers to create posters, collages, and collections of images with text.

Presentation

Speakers

Tuesday June 8, 2021 9:45am - 10:45am CDT
B118

9:45am CDT

Flipgrid
Using Flipgrid in the classroom across domains. You can use it to get to know students at the beginning of the year; they can teach a skill; they can show what they know about different topics. Students can also comment on other students Flipgrids which is great for when I do Vocab Charades and they have to guess what each other are acting out. I've used this tool in my virtual classroom to keep students engaged and also give them a chance to see/hear their classmates outside of a TEAMS meeting.

If I do Classkick I can show the advantage of assessing students on content without wasting paper. It is 100% online assessing and can be totally customized. I can upload all of my assessments to use. There are pre-made assessments as well. I can show participants how to create assessments and how students would virtually raise their hand for help. I can teach them how to interact with the student virtually in Classkick if they are unable to help in person. I've used this in my virtual classroom this year.

Speakers

Tuesday June 8, 2021 9:45am - 10:45am CDT
B117

9:45am CDT

Golden Tech Nuggets
Participants will:
• Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.

• Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.

• Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.

• Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.

• Use technology to design and implement a variety of formative and summative assessments that accommodate learner needs, provide timely feedback to students and inform instruction.

Looking for maximum exposure to as many technologies as possible in one session? Join us for this rapid-fire engagement of all things—technology. Review the oldies-but-goodies and check out up-to date, responsive content ranging from O365 products and ideas to third-party free online resources. Formative assessment tools, content creation tools, engagement tools, reading websites, image searches, and more. Don’t miss out! You are sure to come away with a few quick hitters that will impact student learning in your classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Danette Brown

Danette Brown

Technology Integration Specialist, West Fargo Public Schools
I have served as a Technology Integration Specialist for West Fargo Public Schools for the last six years supporting teachers and students grades K-8. I love that technology can raise awareness, start conversations, find answers to life's questions, change minds, make a difference... Read More →


Tuesday June 8, 2021 9:45am - 10:45am CDT
B109

9:45am CDT

Canvas - Harnessing the Power of the Rich Content Editor
Harnessing the Power of the Rich Content Editor - Harnessing the power of the Rich Content Editor allows teachers to enhance the Canvas experience for all users. Learn about changing fonts & size, embedding content, and incorporating a multitude of eternal apps into Canvas Pages, Assignments, Quizzes, and Discussions.

Speakers

Tuesday June 8, 2021 9:45am - 10:45am CDT
B112

9:45am CDT

Canvas - What are Canvas Quizzes and Assignments?
What are Canvas Quizzes and Assignments? - We will walk through the differences between a Classic Quizzes vs New Quizzes vs Assignments so you will be able to construct the right tool to be as efficient as possible.

Speakers
avatar for Van Bardell

Van Bardell

Fort Lincoln Elementary Dean of Students, Mandan Public Schools


Tuesday June 8, 2021 9:45am - 10:45am CDT
B111

9:45am CDT

Mastery Connect
Mastery Connect - This session will be an overview of how to interpret a tracker and how to use the MC community to find assessments. We will spend time exploring the various reports generated from student assessments that are useful in a PLC environment.

Speakers
JK

Julie Kautzmann

Technology Integration Specialist, Mandan Public Schools


Tuesday June 8, 2021 9:45am - 10:45am CDT
B110

11:00am CDT

Pandemic Take Aways for Gr 3-5 teachers
Meet with grade-alike teachers to share learning we should bring forward into our future.

Grade bands: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Topics: Assessment, Engagement, Personalization 




Tuesday June 8, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
B116

11:00am CDT

Pandemic Take Aways for K-2 teachers
Meet with grade-alike teachers to share learning we should bring forward into our future.

Grade bands: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Topics: Assessment, Engagement, Personalization 




Tuesday June 8, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
B118

11:00am CDT

Pandemic Take Aways for Gr 6-8 Teachers
Meet with grade-alike teachers to share learning we should bring forward into our future.

Grade bands: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Topics: Assessment, Engagement, Personalization 




Tuesday June 8, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
B111

11:00am CDT

Pandemic Take Aways for Gr 9-12 Teachers
Meet with grade-alike teachers to share learning we should bring forward into our future.

Grade bands: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Topics: Assessment, Engagement, Personalization 




Tuesday June 8, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
H101

1:00pm CDT

Bring on the Books: Picture Book Edition
Learners will gain an understanding of a wide range of new and popular picture books through book talks and potential content area applications. This will include examples of both fiction and nonfiction titles. Participants will also receive a list of books organized by genre and grade level recommendations.

Speakers
DD

Dan Dooher

Learning Resource Strategist, Moorhead Area Public Schools
I am an educator who is passionate about building community through stories. I also coach endurance sports.


Tuesday June 8, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
B116

1:00pm CDT

Office 365
Efficient use of Office 365...Outlook/Powerpoint/Word/Excel/Sway...Whatever questions cohort may have!

Speakers
avatar for Jeff W Nold

Jeff W Nold

Teacher, WFPS
Sports/Technology/Politics


Tuesday June 8, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
B117

1:00pm CDT

Gamification and Game-based Learning
Participants will:
• critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others.
• choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.

Participants will engage in a gamified and game-based learning environment for the duration of the session. This survey course provides participants with definitions surrounding the terms, real-world examples of gamification, strategies to gamify using technology as well as strategies going “old-school” paper and pencil. Participants will explore digital tools that gamify the learning experiences or provide game-based activities for students and learn more about the concepts surrounding badging. This session is jammed packed with ideas and tools to support any content area! Join us on the journey to engage students and create memorable experiences for them.

Access the presentation here: https://sway.office.com/DTEr8GmUen9zkyr0?ref=Link

Speakers
avatar for Danette Brown

Danette Brown

Technology Integration Specialist, West Fargo Public Schools
I have served as a Technology Integration Specialist for West Fargo Public Schools for the last six years supporting teachers and students grades K-8. I love that technology can raise awareness, start conversations, find answers to life's questions, change minds, make a difference... Read More →


Tuesday June 8, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
B109

1:00pm CDT

Seesaw Choice Boards
Participants will learn how to create a choice board using Seesaw. Choice boards can be used to: communicate daily/weekly tasks for students, create a digital book shelf, etc. Multiple examples and ideas will be shared with ample time for participants to explore and create. *A Seesaw account is required.*

Speakers

Tuesday June 8, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
H101

1:00pm CDT

Canvas - Exploring the Content Types
Exploring the Content Types - By working through the variety of content types available in Canvas, participants will get an overview of how students can interact with different content types in Canvas.

Speakers

Tuesday June 8, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
B112

1:00pm CDT

Canvas - Letting Canvas be your Teaching Assistant
Letting Canvas be your Teaching Assistant - We will work through the Canvas Quizzes Option to help give students immediate feedback without spending time grading.

Speakers
avatar for Van Bardell

Van Bardell

Fort Lincoln Elementary Dean of Students, Mandan Public Schools


Tuesday June 8, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
B111

1:00pm CDT

Mastery Connect
Mastery Connect - This session will be an overview of how to interpret a tracker and how to use the MC community to find assessments. We will spend time exploring the various reports generated from student assessments that are useful in a PLC environment.

Speakers
JK

Julie Kautzmann

Technology Integration Specialist, Mandan Public Schools


Tuesday June 8, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
B110

2:30pm CDT

Champion Classroom Management Practices
Are you wanting to increase student engagement, decrease behavior, and improve achievement?  Implementing effective classroom management practices creates a culture for learning as well as develops and strengthens student learning habits for future success.  In this session, simple and practical strategies will be highlighted.   They are easy to implement and will be great additions to your toolbox.  

Speakers
avatar for Carlene J Gustafson

Carlene J Gustafson

MTSS Instructional Coach, West Fargo Schools
My career in education started as a Special Education Teacher.  I have taught at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.  Over the last 5-6 years, my role has been that of an MTSS Instructional Coach.  My experiences have taught me that students must practice learning habits... Read More →


Tuesday June 8, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
B110

2:30pm CDT

iMovie/Keynote
Create presentations using an Ipad! Green Screen, Movie making, adding animations/transitions

Speakers
avatar for Jeff W Nold

Jeff W Nold

Teacher, WFPS
Sports/Technology/Politics


Tuesday June 8, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
B117

2:30pm CDT

Swivl - More than just a video recorder.
Have students who are Zooming into your in-person classes? Want to create classroom videos for your students or Flip your classroom? Have a student teacher or just want to observe and improve your own teaching? Want to record your students to measure their improvement? Make video newsletters to share with students and parents. Learn how to use Swivl as an effective teaching tool in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jo Pikarski

Jo Pikarski

Instructional Technology Coach, Fargo Public Schools


Tuesday June 8, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
B112

2:30pm CDT

What's New in OverDrive/Sora
Teachers will have a better understanding of how to use Sora and how they can better utulize this resource in the classroom.

Speakers

Tuesday June 8, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
B118

2:30pm CDT

Build your Canvas Course
Build your Canvas Course: This session is designed to help you begin your Canvas course from top to bottom. You will create a course, create your modules, add assignments, etc. Be prepared to insert actual work into your course.

Speakers
GH

Gayle Hyde

Instructional Technology Coach, Discovery Middle School


Tuesday June 8, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
B116

2:30pm CDT

Minecraft 101
Participants will:
• Critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others.

• Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.

• Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.

• Use technology to design and implement a variety of formative and summative assessments that accommodate learner needs, provide timely feedback to students and inform instruction.

In this session, learn how you can use Minecraft: Education Edition as a teaching and learning tool designed to support strong pedagogical practices in your intermediate or secondary learning environment. Learn how to download, setup, and log into Minecraft: Education Edition. Additionally, we will explore in-game play movements as well as the process for placing and breaking blocks and navigate best practices for world management and classroom settings that will ensure a strong learner-centered experience. Finally, we will collaborate with one another to brainstorm how to use Minecraft: Education Edition as a tool for assessment and feedback and dive into the online library of pre-made resources.

Speakers
avatar for Danette Brown

Danette Brown

Technology Integration Specialist, West Fargo Public Schools
I have served as a Technology Integration Specialist for West Fargo Public Schools for the last six years supporting teachers and students grades K-8. I love that technology can raise awareness, start conversations, find answers to life's questions, change minds, make a difference... Read More →


Tuesday June 8, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
B109

2:30pm CDT

Canvas and Mastery Connect Q & A
Canvas and Mastery Connect Voice of Experience - This Q & A session will allow you to ask questions to teachers who collectively have 18+ years of experience with Canvas and Mastery Connect. Come with your questions and concerns because we have probably experienced it also.

Speakers
JK

Julie Kautzmann

Technology Integration Specialist, Mandan Public Schools
avatar for Van Bardell

Van Bardell

Fort Lincoln Elementary Dean of Students, Mandan Public Schools


Tuesday June 8, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
H101
 
Wednesday, June 9
 

8:00am CDT

Virtual - Book Creator
For educators to learn the basics, new tools, classroom implementation, and how to get it set up for each student.

Speakers

Wednesday June 9, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Virtual

8:00am CDT

Virtual - Chinese and Chinese foods
Chinese foods are dilicious. Did you try them? Chinese is difficult. Did you try to learn it? Chinese culture is interesting? How? This session will show you from a real Chinese person's pespective what Chinese language looks like in general, what are the popular Chinese foods and what interesting culutral facts are related to the Chinese foods. Everybody is expected to become an expert in Chinese after attending this session.

Speakers

Wednesday June 9, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Virtual

8:00am CDT

Virtual - Concepts and Strategies Used in a Gamification Classroom
Provide classroom examples of low and high tech gamification concepts and strategies and be presented with a big picture overview implementation of a year long gaming activity.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Metcalf

Mike Metcalf

6th Grade Social Studies, West Fargo Public Schools
I currently teach 6th World History at Cheney Middle School.  I began to gamify my classroom content 3 years ago and have jumped with both feet into the process.  I am a growing believer in the power of games and play within the classroom and wish I had learned about the power of... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Virtual

8:00am CDT

Virtual - Curation with Wakelet
Participants will:
• critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others.

• Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.

Ride the Wakelet Wave with us. This free platform that allows you to curate and organize content to save and share. You can save videos, articles, images, Tweets, links or even add your own text; making it a perfect one stop shop for your learners. In this session, you will learn the basics about how to navigate within the tool and then will we explore practical classroom applications and extend your thinking about future integration possibilities. Surf’s up, dude!

Speakers
avatar for Danette Brown

Danette Brown

Technology Integration Specialist, West Fargo Public Schools
I have served as a Technology Integration Specialist for West Fargo Public Schools for the last six years supporting teachers and students grades K-8. I love that technology can raise awareness, start conversations, find answers to life's questions, change minds, make a difference... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Virtual

8:00am CDT

Virtual - Digital Breakouts
Participants will:
• critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others.

• Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.

• Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.

• Use technology to design and implement a variety of formative and summative assessments that accommodate learner needs, provide timely feedback to students and inform instruction.

Participants will complete an online breakout challenge by solving digital puzzles using articles, video and audio clues, and much more all the while watching out for the “red herrings” that will distract and lead them on a wild goose chase. They will “breakout” of the challenge and afterwards, learn how to create their own challenge using Google Forms with response validation. Only a teacher google account is required, no login is necessary for learners—making this a perfect online activity for students of all ages! Test your logic, problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity with this engaging session.

Speakers
avatar for Danette Brown

Danette Brown

Technology Integration Specialist, West Fargo Public Schools
I have served as a Technology Integration Specialist for West Fargo Public Schools for the last six years supporting teachers and students grades K-8. I love that technology can raise awareness, start conversations, find answers to life's questions, change minds, make a difference... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Virtual

8:00am CDT

Virtual - Flipgrid
Using Flipgrid in the classroom across domains. You can use it to get to know students at the beginning of the year; they can teach a skill; they can show what they know about different topics. Students can also comment on other students Flipgrids which is great for when I do Vocab Charades and they have to guess what each other are acting out. I've used this tool in my virtual classroom to keep students engaged and also give them a chance to see/hear their classmates outside of a TEAMS meeting.

If I do Classkick I can show the advantage of assessing students on content without wasting paper. It is 100% online assessing and can be totally customized. I can upload all of my assessments to use. There are pre-made assessments as well. I can show participants how to create assessments and how students would virtually raise their hand for help. I can teach them how to interact with the student virtually in Classkick if they are unable to help in person. I've used this in my virtual classroom this year.

Speakers

Wednesday June 9, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Virtual

8:00am CDT

Virtual - Gamification and Game-based Learning
Participants will:
• critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others.
• choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.

Participants will engage in a gamified and game-based learning environment for the duration of the session. This survey course provides participants with definitions surrounding the terms, real-world examples of gamification, strategies to gamify using technology as well as strategies going “old-school” paper and pencil. Participants will explore digital tools that gamify the learning experiences or provide game-based activities for students and learn more about the concepts surrounding badging. This session is jammed packed with ideas and tools to support any content area! Join us on the journey to engage students and create memorable experiences for them.

Speakers
avatar for Danette Brown

Danette Brown

Technology Integration Specialist, West Fargo Public Schools
I have served as a Technology Integration Specialist for West Fargo Public Schools for the last six years supporting teachers and students grades K-8. I love that technology can raise awareness, start conversations, find answers to life's questions, change minds, make a difference... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Virtual

8:00am CDT

Virtual - Generation Genius
Utilizing the content and curriculum Generation Genius presents and implementing it into Schoology and your classroom.

Speakers

Wednesday June 9, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Virtual

8:00am CDT

Virtual - Golden Tech Nuggets
Participants will:
• Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.

• Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.

• Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.

• Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.

• Use technology to design and implement a variety of formative and summative assessments that accommodate learner needs, provide timely feedback to students and inform instruction.

Looking for maximum exposure to as many technologies as possible in one session? Join us for this rapid-fire engagement of all things—technology. Review the oldies-but-goodies and check out up-to date, responsive content ranging from O365 products and ideas to third-party free online resources. Formative assessment tools, content creation tools, engagement tools, reading websites, image searches, and more. Don’t miss out! You are sure to come away with a few quick hitters that will impact student learning in your classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Danette Brown

Danette Brown

Technology Integration Specialist, West Fargo Public Schools
I have served as a Technology Integration Specialist for West Fargo Public Schools for the last six years supporting teachers and students grades K-8. I love that technology can raise awareness, start conversations, find answers to life's questions, change minds, make a difference... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Virtual

8:00am CDT

Virtual - Google Extensions
Google Extensions are small software programs that customize the browsing experience. They enable users to tailor Chrome functionality and behavior to individual needs or preferences. We will explore several that will make your professional life easier.
Participants will:
1. Learn about Google Extensions and Add-ons/Apps
2. Experience 8 extensions
3. Add at least 3 extensions to their Chrome Browser to use throughout the upcoming year.

Speakers
GH

Gayle Hyde

Instructional Technology Coach, Discovery Middle School


Wednesday June 9, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Virtual

8:00am CDT

Virtual - iMovie/Keynote
Create presentations using an Ipad! Green Screen, Movie making, adding animations/transitions

Speakers
avatar for Jeff W Nold

Jeff W Nold

Teacher, WFPS
Sports/Technology/Politics


Wednesday June 9, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Virtual

8:00am CDT

Virtual - Minecraft 101
Participants will:
• Critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others.

• Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.

• Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.

• Use technology to design and implement a variety of formative and summative assessments that accommodate learner needs, provide timely feedback to students and inform instruction.

In this session, learn how you can use Minecraft: Education Edition as a teaching and learning tool designed to support strong pedagogical practices in your intermediate or secondary learning environment. Learn how to download, setup, and log into Minecraft: Education Edition. Additionally, we will explore in-game play movements as well as the process for placing and breaking blocks and navigate best practices for world management and classroom settings that will ensure a strong learner-centered experience. Finally, we will collaborate with one another to brainstorm how to use Minecraft: Education Edition as a tool for assessment and feedback and dive into the online library of pre-made resources.

Speakers
avatar for Danette Brown

Danette Brown

Technology Integration Specialist, West Fargo Public Schools
I have served as a Technology Integration Specialist for West Fargo Public Schools for the last six years supporting teachers and students grades K-8. I love that technology can raise awareness, start conversations, find answers to life's questions, change minds, make a difference... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Virtual

8:00am CDT

Virtual - Minecraft Chemistry
Minecraft Education Edition’s Chemistry package is a great way to teach students about chemistry in a popular gaming world. I will show you how I teach chemistry using Minecraft. Students build atoms and elements, find the composition of elements in various materials, create new substances with chemical formulas, and use those new substances to create new mixtures. They will do all of this inside a teacher-controlled Minecraft environment!

Speakers

Wednesday June 9, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Virtual

8:00am CDT

Virtual - Office 365
Efficient use of Office 365...Outlook/Powerpoint/Word/Excel/Sway...Whatever questions cohort may have!

Speakers
avatar for Jeff W Nold

Jeff W Nold

Teacher, WFPS
Sports/Technology/Politics


Wednesday June 9, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Virtual

8:00am CDT

Virtual - Office365 Tips and Tricks
Participants will:
• use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
• create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
• publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.

Want to learn the latest and greatest hacks from Microsoft? After this session, you will think you are MacGyver with your ability to embed videos into a Word document, transform your 5-paragraph essay into a PPT presentation with one click of a button or better yet, transform it into its’ own website. Learn how to send availability polls via email and how to survey your colleagues with embedded forms. Explore immersive reader, Stream interactivity, and all the greatness that Teams has to offer. Microsoft users won’t want to miss this session.

Speakers
avatar for Danette Brown

Danette Brown

Technology Integration Specialist, West Fargo Public Schools
I have served as a Technology Integration Specialist for West Fargo Public Schools for the last six years supporting teachers and students grades K-8. I love that technology can raise awareness, start conversations, find answers to life's questions, change minds, make a difference... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Virtual

8:00am CDT

Virtual - OneNote Wonders for Your PLC
Participants will create a notebook to collaborate and work in Professional Learning Communities. Use OneNote to organize and track data. Create pages for checklists to get work done, and organize materials for new goals and lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Fox

Andrea Fox

8th Grade English Teacher, West Fargo Public Schools
I am a former middle school English teacher turned tech junky. We are a 1:1 school with iPads. All our students and teachers are using Schoology and the Microsoft Office 365 suite for teaching and learning. I am passionate about reading, writing, and traveling.


Wednesday June 9, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Virtual

8:00am CDT

Virtual - Schoology for Beginners
Participants will explore the basic tools of Schoology. They will practice creating assignments, add materials, and participate in online discussions.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Fox

Andrea Fox

8th Grade English Teacher, West Fargo Public Schools
I am a former middle school English teacher turned tech junky. We are a 1:1 school with iPads. All our students and teachers are using Schoology and the Microsoft Office 365 suite for teaching and learning. I am passionate about reading, writing, and traveling.


Wednesday June 9, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Virtual

8:00am CDT

Virtual - Seesaw Asynchronous Lessons
Participants will learn how to use Seesaw to create asynchronous lessons and activities that are incorporated into one Seesaw activity that students can easily navigate independently. Multiple examples and ideas will be shared with ample time for participants to explore and create. *A Seesaw account is required.*

Speakers

Wednesday June 9, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Virtual

8:00am CDT

Virtual - Seesaw Choice Boards
Participants will learn how to create a choice board using Seesaw. Choice boards can be used to: communicate daily/weekly tasks for students, create a digital book shelf, etc. Multiple examples and ideas will be shared with ample time for participants to explore and create. *A Seesaw account is required.*

Speakers

Wednesday June 9, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Virtual

8:00am CDT

Virtual - Using Noodle Tools to organize Your Research Project
In this session we will explore Noodle Tools features and discover the power it has to organize research.

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Speakers
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Gayle Hyde

Instructional Technology Coach, Discovery Middle School


Wednesday June 9, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Virtual

8:00am CDT

Virtual - Using OneNote to Streamline Your Classroom
Teachers will be able to create dynamic class notebooks to deliver instruction, facilitate collaboration, and give timely feedback to students.

Speakers
avatar for Cory Loveless

Cory Loveless

Math Teacher, West Fargo High School
I teach high school mathematics. Currently, I use OneNote to deliver and monitor student work (notes and homework). I have experience using ActivInspire, the Microsoft Office suite, and other programs. I am interested in all types of technology used to monitor student learning and... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Virtual

8:00am CDT

Virtual - Virtual PE - ?
Ideas and best practices for delivering quality PE virtually

Speakers

Wednesday June 9, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Virtual

8:00am CDT

Virtual - Visual Literacy: Infographics
Participants will:
• create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
• communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.
• publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.

Infographics ("information" and "graphics") are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge. These modern-day miracles are intended to present information quickly and clearly. You have probably looked at two or more already today! They are meant to improve cognition by utilizing graphics to enhance our abilities to see patterns and trends. Join us in this session as we break down the how-to for little learners, big learners, and everyone in between. We will take a deep dive into infographic creation and see how the use of graphic and simple text support learning. We will work with websites (that require a login), and several other pre-made templates (no login required) to engage students in the creation process. See how digital infographics can support students as they demonstrate what they know about the content standards.

Speakers
avatar for Danette Brown

Danette Brown

Technology Integration Specialist, West Fargo Public Schools
I have served as a Technology Integration Specialist for West Fargo Public Schools for the last six years supporting teachers and students grades K-8. I love that technology can raise awareness, start conversations, find answers to life's questions, change minds, make a difference... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Virtual

8:00am CDT

Virtual - Visual Notetaking Made Easy
Participants will:
• Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.
• Use technology to design and implement a variety of formative and summative assessments that accommodate learner needs, provide timely feedback to students and inform instruction.

You have seen them out there on the internet. You have saved them to your picture’s folder. You probably have even shared or printed them out--Sketchnotes! They are all the rage; they are everywhere; and they are invaluable to today’s modern learner. Join us for this session as we explore the benefits of sketchnoting, the basics of how it is done, and a complete a challenge or two that will allow you to discover and dabble in a few different technology tools that support visual notetaking. By the end of this session, you will know why everyone has #sketchnotefever.

Speakers
avatar for Danette Brown

Danette Brown

Technology Integration Specialist, West Fargo Public Schools
I have served as a Technology Integration Specialist for West Fargo Public Schools for the last six years supporting teachers and students grades K-8. I love that technology can raise awareness, start conversations, find answers to life's questions, change minds, make a difference... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Virtual