2014 Administrative Sessions

Check out these confirmed sessions for this year's conference. Note that all sessions will have electronic handouts so you can access their information even if you choose another session. 
Integrating Technology School-Wide (Administrator Panel) - Angie Gerzen (Midway Elementary), Amy Watkins (Parkade Elementary), Kim Presko (Battle High) - We will be offering suggestions on how to implement technology usage school-wide along with starting a technology team. There will be some tips about modeling risk taking with your teachers and using technology with your staff.

Using Twitter to build your Personal Learning Network - Jayme Pingrey, Battle High Media Specialist - Interested in connecting with other teachers to share advice, resources, links, and other useful information? Have you considered how social media can be used to build your professional repertoire of teaching tools? Come to this session that focuses on how to use twitter to share and collect resources. 

Collaboration with Lync - Rob Baker, TSDid you know? Lync can be used for instant message, video conferencing, and screen sharing within and outside the district! Join us for this one hour session where we will simulate a video conference with others, and explore the screen sharing options.

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Setting up Online PD - Wendy Lentz, Parkade Media SpecialistProfessional development is a cornerstone of instructional leadership. Professional development sessions can be difficult to arrange due to busy teacher and administrator schedules. An online PD format can be an effective tool in the administrator or media specialist's toolbox. This session will also focus on other benefits of an online PD including teacher engagement and a model for technology integration.
Co-Teaching Common Core: Media Specialists and Teachers - Sarah Easley, West Blvd. Media Specialist - Many of the CCSS require students to fluently use technology and consume/produce a variety of media. Media specialists, do you know how to help your teachers? Teachers, do you know how your media specialist can help you? This session will cover the major areas of CCSS where media specialists can assist and provide some ideas for collaborative projects.

#TwitterTalk - Amanda Klenke, Battle High - Do you want to publicize the great things happening in your class? Come to #TwitterTalk to find out more about educational Twitter and how to make it work for you! *Please come with an account already created* We will also discuss PicCollage and project-based learning.

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What if...? in the Classroom: How to Use Active Curiosity and Create Platfor(u)ms for Learning - Matt Murie - What if we pursued questions instead of answers? What if, in asking questions, we gain better direction of our learning and teaching? What If...? will share a process of how students, educators, and communities can crowdsource curiosity to uncover outcomes that are all around us...we just have to learn how to ask.