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Tuesday, June 9
 

7:30am

Registration/ Breakfast
Tuesday June 9, 2015 7:30am - 8:30am
Athletic Foyer

8:30am

9:15am

Differentiation in the Classroom
We will present ways to differentiate instruction in the classroom for all learners. Attendees can expect to take away instructions on how to utilize a free application -Educreations to create lessons, video tutorials, provide oral testing, etc.

Attendees can expect to learn how to use the Flesch Kincaid Grade level tool to target different reading levels in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jacquelyn  Maier

Jacquelyn Maier

Posey County Special Services
Jacquelyn Maier is the director of Special Education for the Mount Vernon and North Posey School Districts.  She has 22 years of teaching experience ranging from the elementary to high school level in the area of Special education.  As a teacher, she enjoyed the challenges of collaboration and differentiation.  Mrs. Maier believes that all children deserve a valuable and well-delivered education, focused on, and geared... Read More →
avatar for Kelli Walker

Kelli Walker

School Counselor, MSD Mt Vernon
Kelli has been a high school counselor for four years at Mt. Vernon High School. She previously taught business courses in Evansville at Central High School for seven years. Kelli uses data daily and have found google docs and forms to be very useful. While teaching, she used forms to keep a log of differentiated instruction tools and parent contacts. As a counselor, Kelli uses google spreadsheets to communicate with multiple users about... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
A218

9:15am

I created a Twitter account, now what?

This session is geared to relatively new users although experienced Twitter users could certainly benefit from this session as well.  Attendees ideally will have Twitter accounts established and have either access to the website or the app on their mobile device.


How are you using Twitter? Complete a 5 point check of your Twitter account to maximize connections. Pick up tips and tricks that make the difference between Twitter being a time drain and an invaluable resource. The last 10 minutes of the session will be an interactive Twitter chat.


Speakers
avatar for Michelle Green

Michelle Green

eLearning Development Specialist, Indiana DOE
Google Certified Innovator. Coordinator for Hoosier Student Digital Leaders. Moderator of GEG Indiana, a G+ Community for GAFE users, and the #INeLearn Twitter Chat.


Tuesday June 9, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
C107

9:15am

How to Create Your Own Teacher Website
Attendees will learn how to create a free website using www.weebly.com. It is a great tool to use for communication with parents & students.  

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Barrett

Brandon Barrett

Social Studies Teacher, MSD North Posey County
The start of the 2014-15 school year began my 8th year of teaching. I began my teaching career at St. Philip Catholic School in Mt. Vernon and I came to North Posey in 2009. I currently teach U.S. History, Psychology, and Sociology. I am also the race director for the Valhalla 5K and in my previous year's I was the boy's and girl's tennis coach. | My personal life can be described in one word, BUSY! In May 2014, my wife Jill and I... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
C104

9:15am

Virtual Learning: Southern Style
Virtual Learning:  Southern Style:  Learn how a rural southern Indiana school district approached the implementation of Virtual Learning Days.   At this presentation, Dr. Wannemuehler will share the dynamics of  MSD of North Posey County’s Virtual Learning Days.  Planning, Communications, and logistics will be shared.  In addition, lessons learned and pit-falls to avoid will also be discussed.  After the workshop, you will feel confident in planning your own Virtual Learning Day!

Speakers
avatar for Angela Wannemuehler

Angela Wannemuehler

MSD of North Posey County
Angela Wannemuehler is the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum for MSD of North Posey County.  This is her 25th year working in the field of education. She has a Ph.D in Education with a specialty area of Special Education.  She has four grown children and one grandchild. She enjoys traveling and participating in half marathon events with the “Down Hillers”.


Tuesday June 9, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
A214

9:15am

GeoGebra 2 and Sketch-Up
In this session, teachers can expect to explore the land of classroom-changing software. The two programs, GeoGebra and SketchUp, can help breathe fresh life into your classroom. Examples will be given on how each program is used in our classrooms (and aligned with the standards). By the end, the goal is to have multiple grade level teachers have an idea of how they can use this software in their classroom combined with the basic skills necessary to get to started. 

Speakers
avatar for Dustin Boyer

Dustin Boyer

8th Math & Algebra Teacher, MVJHS
I am in my 5th year of teaching at MVJHS and I absolutely love what I do. I enjoy being around and working with the students. One of my top priorities is to make sure I continually learn and evolve my teaching practice to best engage my students.
avatar for Staci Reese

Staci Reese

MVJHS
Staci has taught for the M.S.D. of Mount Vernon for ten years at the upper elementary and middle school levels.  She currently teaches eighth grade Pre-Algebra and Algebra I.  When delivering curriculum, Staci enjoys implementing hands-on discovery instructional practices that incorporate technology.  This course is an introduction to SketchUp and GeoGebra, two free online programs she uses with her students to enhance her... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
B112

9:15am

My Favorite Apps (Elementary)
I will share some of the apps I use in my third grade classroom. Participants will find resources for app reviews and lists of apps offered for free on a daily basis. I will explain how I integrate and manage apps into all areas of my curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Connie Jesch

Connie Jesch

Elementary Teacher, MSD Mt. Vernon
I have been an elementary teacher for 25 years--the last four of which included 1:1 iPads with third graders. I graduated from the University of Evansville and Indiana State University.  I'm married and have 3 children aged 16-28.  I enjoy gardening, crocheting, and traveling.  


Tuesday June 9, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
A213

9:15am

Starting a Home Business Using Facebook

This entry level seminar is for anyone who has a small business or would like to start one.  I will walk you through my techniques and accomplishments of starting a business from scratch on a small budget.  



Speakers
avatar for Jeff Pickrell

Jeff Pickrell

MSDMV
I was born in Noblesville, Indiana and graduated from Noblesville High School.  I have a Foundations of Media Technology Degree from Indiana State.  I taught at Vincennes Lincoln High School for 5 years and at Mount Vernon High school for 25 years.   I've been married to my Wife Zola for 24 years and have one daughter, Janet, who attends Ivy Tech.  My family and I run a small business from our home... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
C103

9:15am

Using Technology in Physical Education and Health
This session will explore a variety of technology innovations that can be incorporated into a Physical Education and Health class. We will go beyond the standard heart monitors and pedometers. We will explore how to incorporate iPads, iPods, Apps, Smart TV’s, Internet Videos (YouTube), Websites and Video Gaming Systems into your class. 

Speakers
avatar for Kim Hindman

Kim Hindman

PE and Social Studies Teacher, MSD of Mt. Vernon
Kim has been teaching for 19 years for the Metropolitan School District of Mount Vernon.  Kim earned her Bachelor's Degree from Indiana State and her Master's Degree from Olivet Nazarene University. She currently teaches Physical Education and Health at Mount Vernon Junior High School and .  Kim also serves as the Department Chair for PE/Health at MVJHS.  Kim also currently teaces Geography at Mount Vernon Senior High... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
B113

9:15am

Do You Gapminder?
Gapminder is a web 2.0 tool that uses statistics about economies, people, and the world and creates an interactive graph.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Krizan

Kevin Krizan

High School Teacher / Coach, Mt. Vernon High School
An Economics and Marketing teacher at Mt. Vernon High School, I am attempting to use technology to keep my classroom an engaging experience for my students. I am also a husband, father of two, and a baseball and basketball coach.


Tuesday June 9, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
A201

9:15am

Down with the Posterboard! Creative Tools for Presentations
Decide to vanquish the outdated poster board and read-to-you PowerPoint once and for all. Come check out dozens of free tools for students to give presentations and/or demonstrate knowledge. Teachers will leave this session with numerous tools they can use to spice up student presentation of work and ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Gumula

Bill Gumula

eLearning Coach, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
Bill is an eLearning Coach helping to facilitate meaningful integration of technology to enrich instruction, engage students & develop 21st century skills. He is dedicated to enthusiastic, dynamic and technologically rich teaching as a means of creating and nurturing a lifelong love of learning in children. He has over 15 years of classroom experience and was the 2006 Outstanding High School Educator for Vanderburgh County. Currently he is a... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
B107

9:15am

Exploring New Literacies for a World of Networked, Self-Directed Learners and Makers

While it may seem like it, the biggest advance of the last 15 years has not been the Web and hundreds of technologies that connect us to it. No, the biggest shift is what that connectedness brings us, the new reality that each one of us can now stand as the central organizing force in our own learning, education, and work. With our growing access to the sum of human knowledge and billions of people around the world, we decide what we need to learn, when we need to learn it. Wedevelop our own pathways to an “education.” And we as individuals have the power to create and share and bring beautiful, meaningful, important work into the world. The institutions that used to mediate those interactions, schools, publishing houses and corporations among them, are all now struggling to maintain relevance. 

In this moment, those who understand the powerful affordances of the Internet to learn and create will flourish, and those who understand how to leverage those affordances for the greater good will lead. That requires a whole set of new literacies, ones that deal with not just reading and writing but collecting, creating, connecting, sharing, and sense making. In this institute, we’ll explore these shifts, and we’ll begin to develop a context and a practical framework for helping our students become literate, self-directed masters of learning and making in this new, interconnected world.  


Speakers
avatar for Will Richardson

Will Richardson

1:World Keynote Speaker, ModernLearners.com
The future of learning, schooling, and education.


Tuesday June 9, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
C123

9:15am

Improve Your Image: Tools and Advice for the Photo Challenged
Are you looking for more likes on your facebook wall? Is your Instagram feed failing to tell the story you hoped it would tell? Are your pictures worth less than 1000 words? Then, this session is for you. No one has to suffer the agony of a lackluster profile picture anymore. We can rebuild your images. We have the technology.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Wilhelmus

Tim Wilhelmus

Innovation, Curriculum, and Technology Specialist, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
Innovation, Curriculum and Technology Specialist. Frenetic Change-Agent. Playground Advocate. Learning Sherpa. Formidable and Renowned Swashbuckling Education Subversive.


Tuesday June 9, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
B109

9:15am

Apex Learning Math and English Tutorials Grades 6-12

Gayle Denny, Education Consultant Apex Learning, will get you started with a teacher login for Apex Learning TUTORIALS at your school and have you set up in our Mt Vernon Apex Learning site with the classes you teach so you can preview Apex Learning Tutorials and be ready to use them in the fall with your students in English and Math grades 6-12.  You will have time to explore the Tutorial Outlines of each Tutorial and Explore the Modules within the Tutorials. 

You will see how to find student data and all the features of presenting that data to you as a teacher.  Mt Vernon has partnered with Apex Learning for the past 6 years and this Tutorial product is in its second year.


Speakers
JR

Jim Russo

I am an Apex Learning Senior Account Manager working with “large district” existing customers in Illinois and Indiana. | Based in the Chicago suburbs, I have been with Apex Learning for eight years, and in Education for15 years.


Tuesday June 9, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
A220

9:15am

Creating Digital Content on the iPad
Many innovative apps are available for creating movies music, podcasts and other digital media on iPad. In this session we will explore several of these great apps and create compelling content.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Wheetley

Eric Wheetley

Systems Engineer, Apple
I have been implementing and supporting technology in education environments for 20 years. | I've been a Systems Engineer at Apple for the past 10 years, serving education institutions throughout Indiana. | I specialize in large deployments, device management, wireless technologies, App development and technology integration. | | I'm passionate about technology, education, mobile devices, music, mountain biking and science fiction! | I'm... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
A216

9:15am

Data Security – Yesterday’s Controls versus Today’s Threats
This session will discuss the importance of consistent user-awareness training as a key layer of an overall effective Information Security plan.  The session will talk about current threats facing organizations of all sizes and the increasing frequency of attacks that focus specifically on taking advantage of vulnerable users.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Mathis

Brad Mathis

Keller Schroeder
With over 26 years experience years experience years experience in the Information Technology field, Brad has experience in several diverse industries, including health care and financial services. Before joining Keller Schroeder, he was a Vice President at Old National Bank and served as their Corporate Network Security Manager and Network Information Security Officer. Prior to that, as an independent consultant, he... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
A211

9:15am

How Transformational Leadership saved our Company in a Dying Industry
Milliken is one of the largest textile companies in the world . Milliken started as a company in 1865 and grew to be one of the largest textile companies in the world. In the late 70’s and early 80’s, the textile industry was challenged like never before with outdated technology and outdated management leadership. Roger Milliken led the company thru the most dramatic change in our history. The ability to lead change allowed our company to not only survive but thrive in a dying textile industry. Many public school district leaders have visited Milliken over the last several years to benchmark Milliken in the area of transformational leadership. Our session will focus on exactly how we changed when everyone else did not change.

Speakers
avatar for mike patrick

mike patrick

Milliken
Mike Patrick works for Milliken.  Specifically, Mike is responsible for leading the Contract sales effort for all education sales in North America.   Additionally, Milke builds relationships with School Districts, Public Library Systems, and Architectural Firms


Tuesday June 9, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
B103

9:15am

Messy or Managed? Tips for Getting a Handle on Your District’s Devices
YouTube, Google, SSL, state testing, proxies, authentication… The promise of mobile devices for learning is high, but the challenges can be, too. Lightspeed Systems can help—with solutions to filter device access on and off campus, monitor student activity, control devices policies, push apps, and a lot more. And since these devices are being used in the classroom, a Teacher Dashboard lets IT manage district policies while teachers can easily manage classroom use. Whether you’re 1:1 or BYOD, iOS or Chromebook or Windows or Android, or some mix of it all, we’ll share tips and tools for getting your mobile learning program managed.

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Harley

Trevor Harley

K-12 Sales Rep, Lightspeed Systems
Trevor Harley graduated from Indiana University East and has been a Regional Sales Manager with Lightspeed Systems for the past year. Prior to working at Lightspeed, Trevor also worked in the Technology industry and is very familiar with IT solutions. He enjoys spending time with his family, as well as traveling with Lightspeed.


Tuesday June 9, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
C118

9:15am

Optimized for Collaborative Learning
This session is designed to provide attendees with a “walk-up-and-use” experience
with an interactive display that supports a full range of learning settings, including whole-class, individual, duo, small-team and multi-team.  The new Promethean ActivPanel Touch transforms the traditional “front-of-the-classroom” interactive display into a collaborative learning center where multiple students can simultaneously share ideas, practice team-based problem solving, manipulate images and edit digital content.  ActivPanel Touch promotes active participation in whole-class or small-group lessons by providing vivid interactivity and engaging learning experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Debra Smith

Debra Smith

Education Integration Specialist, Pinnacle Computer Services, Inc.
Debra is the Education Integration Specialist for Pinnacle Computer Services, Inc.,  | representing Promethean education technology products.  She melded her  | experiences as a former Primary School Teacher and Director of Technology into  | an opportunity to work with Promethean products in transforming learning  | environments through the use of innovative classroom technology that motivates  | learning and... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
A217

9:15am

Project Based Learning 101
Fight apathy with authenticity! Learn the steps to this standards based instructional model by living through a project. Participants will be actively engaged while we explore and will leave with resources for further study on PBL. Come learn by doing!

Speakers
RS

Ryan Steur

Magnify Learning
After leaving a career in Industrial Engineering to teach 8th grade, Ryan Steuer helped create a PBL school within a school called Apex within Decatur Township Middle School in Indianapolis. As one of the first New Tech Network middle schools in the country, Apex started with success on standardized tests and community impact and continues to thrive. Ryan has now stepped out of the classroom to promote student centered learning... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
C106

9:15am

Start Creating Meaningful, Authentic Assessments Today
Are you looking for alternatives to the same-old, same-old assessments? Would you like to create projects and activities for your students that are more worthwhile and relevant? This session will cover authentic learning activities your students can easily do inside of Haiku Learning. We’ll showcase educator-created examples that engage and challenge students while providing them with a real-world purpose.

Speakers
avatar for Marlene Kroeker

Marlene Kroeker

Marlene is a Regional Account Executive at Haiku Learning, and before that she worked as a fundraiser in a non-profit organization whose primary focus was leadership development.  | Like many of the educators she works with, she has a love of learning and need for practicality. She knows teachers want tools that enhance what they’re already doing while helping to foster the 21st century skills students need. That’s why she... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
C116

9:15am

Video Security
Schools need video security to establish and safe and secure environment.  Features of video security will be covered.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Pendley

Ron Pendley

Ron Pendley  has 40 plus years of experience in the security industry specializing in the electronic side of the industry.  Ron will be speaking on access control and video security.


Tuesday June 9, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
C117

9:15am

School Change: A Lesson from Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares
Beyond foul-mouthed and blustery, Chef Gordon Ramsay is passionate about his craft with a talent for teaching others to be successful restaurateurs. From menus to serving customers, he reveals the knowledge, skills, and dispositions it takes to be successful.
As schools move to canned and microwaveable curriculums, schools are offering less in value to students. By analyzing Ramsay's change model, lessons are learned in becoming passionate about teaching and preparing great learning experiences for our students.

Speakers
avatar for Yancy Unger

Yancy Unger

K-12 Strategic Advisor, Five-Star Technologies
Yancy Unger is a passionate educational leader who works to connect the best educators with innovative learning practices. Visiting hundreds of schools and thousands of classrooms, Yancy encourages conscious competency in learning and incorporating technology.


Tuesday June 9, 2015 9:15am - 11:00am
A203

10:15am

Data Collection Tools
Data collection tips/strategies. I would show a variety of things I have used in the past as a classroom teacher and counselor to maintain personal records for professional reflection/growth. Items include: parent contact logs, differentiated instruction log/reflection, showing evidence of data based instruction. I would share all forms/documents with participants.

Speakers
avatar for Kelli Walker

Kelli Walker

School Counselor, MSD Mt Vernon
Kelli has been a high school counselor for four years at Mt. Vernon High School. She previously taught business courses in Evansville at Central High School for seven years. Kelli uses data daily and have found google docs and forms to be very useful. While teaching, she used forms to keep a log of differentiated instruction tools and parent contacts. As a counselor, Kelli uses google spreadsheets to communicate with multiple users about... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am
A218

10:15am

Getting Started with Google Drive
Best uses and strategies for using Google Drive effectively in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Debby Serna

Debby Serna

Information Systems Specialist, MSD of Mt. Vernon
This is my 21st year with the MSD of Mt. Vernon. I started out way back before the Windows operating system existed! I loved working with students in the computer lab, and computer technology was evolving quickly back in the 90's. I learned along with the students at first and through that process I developed a love for technology. My current position as an Information Systems Specialist is great because I get to use and support the... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am
C103

10:15am

Project-Based Learning in Physical Education and Health
Projects that promote collaboration in the physical education and health classrooms. 

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Ploetz

Jennifer Ploetz

Physical Education teacher, Mount Vernon High School
I have 30 years teaching experience in physical education and health. I attempt to promote the importance of health-related physical fitness while exposing students to a wide variety of activities. I incorporate literacy strategies and project based learning into the physical education curriculum. I use several apps to assist in both teaching and learning. Students use data to track their progress and rate their physical fitness.


Tuesday June 9, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am
A214

10:15am

Digital Strategies for Professional Networking
All educators are short on time and hungry for professional conversations. This session will provide different solutions including Google Hangouts, Twitter, ASCD Edge, and Learning Connection Communities. This will be a hands-on session that participants can apply at their respective schools immediately. 

Speakers
avatar for DeAnne Taggart

DeAnne Taggart

Director of Professional Learning, Southern Indiana Education Center
DeAnne Taggart is the Director of Professional Learning at the Southern Indiana Education Center in Jasper, Indiana where she develops and shares learning opportunities with educators at all levels. She has been an educator for over 21 years and has spent much of those years as a director of bands, information technology specialist, and a teacher leader.


Tuesday June 9, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am
C107

10:15am

Make Math Engaging!
Need math tools to use for whole group, small group, partners, or for individual students? Learn about tools that you can use to make math fun and exciting for all students K-5.  Whether or not you use math workshop, learn about some new tools that engages students in math.

Speakers
avatar for Mitch Mosbey

Mitch Mosbey

Teacher, Noblesville Schools
Mitch is a 1st grade teacher in Noblesville, IN. He has a passion for engaging his students in learning through technology. Visit his blog at http://www.primarytechteaching.com/blog .


Tuesday June 9, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am
A213

10:15am

Get your Myon!
Teachers will learn:

1. How to create a classroom in your Myon account.
2. How to create a book set.
3. How to search for books using the standards.
4. How to assign books to students.
5. How to share books with other colleagues.
6. How to use this tool for cross-curricular units.

Teachers and students have access to all genres of books in all subject areas. This site pairs books with state standards for individual reading or whole group instructional reading. Teachers can assign students a book and it can read it for them. Students can read the same book with other students for classroom "book clubs". High ability students can read books that are more detailed and with more rigorous questions. It gives every student a lexile level and many books are AR books.

This provides students with practice for reading using digital media sources which is similar to how they are tested throughout the school year. Teachers can use Ipads or computers for students to read from for this site. Many of the books in Myon are more appealing to the students because they are on the Ipad. The books/novels have an excellent set of illustrations and graphic similar to video games which draw in students. 

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Potts

Melanie Potts

Elementary Teacher, MSD of Mt. Vernon
avatar for Cammy Rodgers

Cammy Rodgers

Elementary Teacher, MSD of Mount Vernon
Melanie Potts and Cammy Rodgers from Farmersville Elementary School will be presenting Get your MYon! We teach 2nd and 5th grade respectively.  Our students love the graphics that MYon provides and we love how easy it is to use and aligns to state standards.


Tuesday June 9, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am
C105

10:15am

K-6 Digital Literacy
I will describe the objectives of our new class, Digital Literacy, at the elementary schools for each grade level.
I will hand out or show some sample work and/or educational websites for all grade levels.
I will then focus on a project for the upper level students in grades 5 & 6. This project will encompass creativity and provide the students with a real world example of using their skills now and relating them to their future.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Wiggins

Jenny Wiggins

Digitial Literacy Teacher, MSD of North Posey County
Jenny Wiggins is a first year Digital Literacy teacher for both North Elementary & South Terrace. Digital Literacy is a specials class that provides digital skills and knowledge for the 21st Century learner such as: | | Mouse Maneuvering (K) | Keyboarding (K-6) | Internet Safety (K-6) | Search Strategies (K-6) | Cyber-bullying (3-6) | Windows 8 & Office 13 (K-6) | | "Working with technology in a rural area has it's... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am
A201

10:15am

iPads and UDL

The iPad should be accessible for all students.  This session will focus on the Universal Design for Learning technologies built into the iPad that help make it an indispensable tool for providing access to all students. You will learn about accessibility features such as text to speech, screen reader, screen magnification, switch access and more.  There are many features that are part of the operating system that can be individualized, customized and modified for the diverse learner, plus all students can benefit from these features.  This session will also provide information on how to set up switch access and demonstrate various switch interfaces and switches as well as iPad mounts.


Speakers
avatar for Sandy Stabenfeldt

Sandy Stabenfeldt

SW PATINS Coordinator, PATINS
Sandy Stabenfeldt is the SW Regional Coordinator for the PATINS Project and has been in this position since 2001. Prior to joining the PATINS Project, she served as a computer technology consultant for Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation. She received her B.S. in Elementary Education from Eastern Connecticut State University. In her current position she assists school corporations in assistive and accessible technologies as well as... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am
B113

10:15am

Technology in the High School Math Classroom
Participants will learn how multiple technology tools for a math lesson.

Speakers
avatar for Beth  Walter

Beth Walter

Junior High School Math Teacher, MSD of Mt. Vernon
Beth Walter has been a mathematics teacher for eleven years. She currently teaches Algebra 1, Algebra 2 with Math Lab, and Geometry at Mount Vernon High School in Mount Vernon, Indiana.


Tuesday June 9, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am
C104

10:15am

11 Things to Know About Digital Citizenship
Teachers have always had a responsibility to teach students to be good members of society. Lessons related to decency, responsibility and safety are central to a child’s development, and this is certainly true in the digital world as well. In this session, a 1:1 classroom veteran shares his observations and insights about what it takes to teach citizenship effectively in a classroom filled with learners and digital devices. 

Speakers
avatar for Tim Wilhelmus

Tim Wilhelmus

Innovation, Curriculum, and Technology Specialist, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
Innovation, Curriculum and Technology Specialist. Frenetic Change-Agent. Playground Advocate. Learning Sherpa. Formidable and Renowned Swashbuckling Education Subversive.


Tuesday June 9, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am
B109

10:15am

SAMR, TPCK, & TIM, Oh My! Models for Evaluating Tech Integration
Using various models and scenarios this session will engage the participant in developing a better understanding of what technology integration looks like. You will leave this session with knowledge of the three predominant technology integration models, their strengths, weaknesses and commonalities, and how to apply each to the instructional setting.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Gumula

Bill Gumula

eLearning Coach, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
Bill is an eLearning Coach helping to facilitate meaningful integration of technology to enrich instruction, engage students & develop 21st century skills. He is dedicated to enthusiastic, dynamic and technologically rich teaching as a means of creating and nurturing a lifelong love of learning in children. He has over 15 years of classroom experience and was the 2006 Outstanding High School Educator for Vanderburgh County. Currently he is a... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am
B107

10:15am

APEX Learning Math and English Tutorials Grades 6-12

Gayle Denny, Education Consultant Apex Learning, will get you started with a teacher login for Apex Learning TUTORIALS at your school and have you set up in our Mt Vernon Apex Learning site with the classes you teach so you can preview Apex Learning Tutorials and be ready to use them in the fall with your students in English and Math grades 6-12.  You will have time to explore the Tutorial Outlines of each Tutorial and Explore the Modules within the Tutorials.  

You will see how to find student data and all the features of presenting that data to you as a teacher.  Mt Vernon has partnered with Apex Learning for the past 6 years and this Tutorial product is in its second year.


Speakers
JR

Jim Russo

I am an Apex Learning Senior Account Manager working with “large district” existing customers in Illinois and Indiana. | Based in the Chicago suburbs, I have been with Apex Learning for eight years, and in Education for15 years.


Tuesday June 9, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am
A220

10:15am

High Security/Key Controls
Locks that are pick resistant and key cores that are drill resistant help schools deal with break-ins.  Features of High Security and Key Controls will be covered. 

Speakers
avatar for Charlie Steber

Charlie Steber

Charlie Steber  has 40 plus years of experience in the security industry specializing in the designer and security hardware side of the industry.  Charlie will be speaking on High Security, key control, and specialized locks.


Tuesday June 9, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am
C117

10:15am

Optimized for Collaborative Learning
This session is designed to provide attendees with a “walk-up-and-use” experience
with an interactive display that supports a full range of learning settings, including whole-class, individual, duo, small-team and multi-team.  The new Promethean ActivPanel Touch transforms the traditional “front-of-the-classroom” interactive display into a collaborative learning center where multiple students can simultaneously share ideas, practice team-based problem solving, manipulate images and edit digital content.  ActivPanel Touch promotes active participation in whole-class or small-group lessons by providing vivid interactivity and engaging learning experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Debra Smith

Debra Smith

Education Integration Specialist, Pinnacle Computer Services, Inc.
Debra is the Education Integration Specialist for Pinnacle Computer Services, Inc.,  | representing Promethean education technology products.  She melded her  | experiences as a former Primary School Teacher and Director of Technology into  | an opportunity to work with Promethean products in transforming learning  | environments through the use of innovative classroom technology that motivates  | learning and... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am
A217

10:15am

Productivity on iPad
Can you write a paper or create a presentation on iPad? What about grading papers?In this session we will explore apps for creating, editing handing-in and handing-out documents.We will even look at ways to grade papers, and what you can expect from a modern workflow in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Wheetley

Eric Wheetley

Systems Engineer, Apple
I have been implementing and supporting technology in education environments for 20 years. | I've been a Systems Engineer at Apple for the past 10 years, serving education institutions throughout Indiana. | I specialize in large deployments, device management, wireless technologies, App development and technology integration. | | I'm passionate about technology, education, mobile devices, music, mountain biking and science fiction! | I'm... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am
A216

10:15am

Project Based Learning 201
Are you already a part of the PBL tribe? You get the nuts and bolts, so let’s jump into workshops based on your need to knows from community partners to benchmarking. We’ll also run a tuning protocol, so come with a good project and leave with a better project!

Speakers
RS

Ryan Steur

Magnify Learning
After leaving a career in Industrial Engineering to teach 8th grade, Ryan Steuer helped create a PBL school within a school called Apex within Decatur Township Middle School in Indianapolis. As one of the first New Tech Network middle schools in the country, Apex started with success on standardized tests and community impact and continues to thrive. Ryan has now stepped out of the classroom to promote student centered learning... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am
C106

10:15am

Vulnerability Management – You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know Until You Know
Ongoing vulnerability management is a critical layer of protection in protecting an environment.  This session will focus on common vulnerability management practices, the use of tools for performing vulnerability assessments, and the importance of assessing far more than operating system patches in your plan for mitigating risks associated with known vulnerabilities.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Mathis

Brad Mathis

Keller Schroeder
With over 26 years experience years experience years experience in the Information Technology field, Brad has experience in several diverse industries, including health care and financial services. Before joining Keller Schroeder, he was a Vice President at Old National Bank and served as their Corporate Network Security Manager and Network Information Security Officer. Prior to that, as an independent consultant, he... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am
A211

11:15am

Keynote: Will Richardson - Educating Modern Learners: New Contexts for Learning
If we have access and the skills to take advantage of it, the Web gives us an easy connection to the people and the resources that we need to learn whatever we want to learn, when we want to learn it. That fact challenges the fundamental beliefs that we’ve held about schools and teaching and learning for over 100 years. As our students graduate into a fast-changing, globally networked world, what assumptions do we need to reconsider about how to best prepare them for their futures? How can each one of us begin to change our own learning practice to better model these new opportunities for our students? And what new challenges do we have to overcome to make sure the idea of school remains relevant in the networked world in which our students will live?

Speakers
avatar for Will Richardson

Will Richardson

1:World Keynote Speaker, ModernLearners.com
The future of learning, schooling, and education.


Tuesday June 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
PAC (Performing Arts Center)

12:30pm

LUNCH: Catered by Carriage Inn
Tuesday June 9, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Cafeteria

1:45pm

Getting Started with Haiku LMS
I will show you how I used Haiku in my classroom. Topics include, but are not limited to:
Creating backgrounds
Creating tests
Creating Tabs and Folders that you may use forever
Adding a variety of different items to your pages(Youtube videos, files, tests, etc.)
Connection to Google Docs and Drive

Speakers
avatar for Dave Purvis

Dave Purvis

7th Grade English Teacher, MVJHS
Dave is the language arts department chair at MVJHS, and he taught education courses at USI for 16 years. His wife works as a substance abuse counselor at Southwestern Behavioral Health, and his daughter is a senior at Indians University SE. His daugter studied for a semester in Australia, and she plans to return there to pursue her master's degree.


Tuesday June 9, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
C104

1:45pm

Increase Teacher Effectiveness: Easy Data Collection
Become a data collection all-star! Data collection doesn’t need to be difficult.  Learn new tools for tracking student progress, sharing information with families, and being better prepared for PLCs.  You’ll walk away with free tools that you can use to never let a student fall behind.

Speakers
avatar for Mitch Mosbey

Mitch Mosbey

Teacher, Noblesville Schools
Mitch is a 1st grade teacher in Noblesville, IN. He has a passion for engaging his students in learning through technology. Visit his blog at http://www.primarytechteaching.com/blog .


Tuesday June 9, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
A214

1:45pm

NBC Learn: Bring the World to Your Classroom
This virtual session will allow participants to explore this engaging resource (which has been made available to all teachers, students and parents in the state of Indiana by the Indiana DOE Digital Learning) and share best practices for integrating video for multiple content areas including English/Language Arts, Social Studies, Math and Science into face-to-face, blended or 1:1 classroom environments. NBC Learn K-12 features robust searching, browsing and filtering tools to aid research and inquiry-based discovery; plus all 18,000 resources are aligned to Indiana state standards.

Speakers
avatar for Cyndy Harrison

Cyndy Harrison

Technology Consultant, TIES
Cyndy moved to Minnesota in 2013, but is originally from Houston, TX and graduated from Texas A&M University with a BBA in Marketing. After working in marketing and advertising for six years, she received a Masters of Education in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Houston and has almost 20 years of experience in education including being in a 1:1 classroom environment for U.S. History. She has conducted numerous presentations at... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
A218

1:45pm

Technology Leadership Campfire
This will be a completely interactive session. I will simply ask questions of the group and have them share out/respond to real-life scenarios that happen in learning environments with personalized technology initiatives (BYOD, 1:1, etc.). The purpose is to take and share out best practices, etc.

Speakers
KS

Keshia Seitz

Technology Integration Specialist, MSDMV
A former middle school social studies teacher, Keshia currently works as a Technology Integration Specialist for the Metropolitan School District of Mount Vernon, which allows her to combine her passion for teaching, educational leadership, and technology integration into one pretty awesome career!


Tuesday June 9, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
C105

1:45pm

This is How We Roll: Classflow 101
Attendees will create a ClassFlow account.
Attendees will learn how create ClassFlow lessons.
Attendees will learn how to set up their class to use ClassFlow.

Speakers
avatar for Krista Cartwright

Krista Cartwright

4th Grade Teacher, MSD of Mt. Vernon - Marrs Elementary
I have taught 4th and 5th grades for 16 years within the MSD of Mt. Vernon.  I have taught with an ActivBoard in my classroom for 13 1/2 of those years along with being an iPad classroom for 6 of those years.  I became a certified Promethean Master Educator in the Spring of 2014.  Let me know if you need anything else!!!


Tuesday June 9, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
A213

1:45pm

Augmented Reality
Welcome to the world of Augmented Reality. Educators know that learning deepens, not just through reading and listening, but also through creating and interacting. There are endless ideas and possibilities for using Augmented Reality for ANY subject in ANY classroom. This session will show you some ways to incorporate Augmented Reality into your classroom. Come ready to explore. 

Speakers
avatar for Stephaine Sharber

Stephaine Sharber

Visual Arts Teacher, Mt. Vernon High School
Stephaine Sharber (Visual Arts) is a graduate of Mt. Vernon High School and obtained her Bachelor degree in Art Education (K-12) at the University of Southern Indiana and her Masters of Education from Indiana Wesleyan University. Before stepping up to the high school she taught art at Mt. Vernon Junior High School for six years. Sharber teaches Digital Design, Visual Communications, and Photography working with commercial quality design software... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
C103

1:45pm

Quick and Easy Web-Based Tools
This session will provide attendees with an overview of some of my favorite web-based tools. We will also discuss ideas for using these tools in all aspects of teaching. From communication to instruction to organization, these web-based tools can make your job as an educator easier and more effective. A variety of tools will be presented, and most can be used at any grade level and with any subject matter. The best part? These tools are free and don't require a huge time commitment to master!

Speakers
avatar for Amy Moore

Amy Moore

Visual Arts Teacher, North Posey High School
Although teaching visual art is my passion, I love helping teachers learn how to use technology to make their jobs easier and their lesson more meaningful. | | I am currently in my fourth year of teaching visual arts at North Posey High School where I strive to integrate technology into everything from planning to teaching ceramics. I am especially fond of using free web-based tools to share information with students and parents. Like... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
B113

1:45pm

Garage Band: CanThey Really Write a Song?
We will explore the iPad App Garage Band. I will show how easy it is to get your students creativity flowing with designing AWESOME tracks they can then use to write their own songs, explore poetry etc.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Dallas

Scott Dallas

Music Teacher, MSD Mt Vernon
I am a K-5 Music teacher at both Marrs and West Elementary Schools in Mt Vernon IN. I attended Murray State University for my undergrad, and Ashford University for my Masters in Educational Technology. I have been teaching for 20 years, my 1st 17 years as a Band Director. I enjoy teaching young students with the help of the latest technology, and sharing it with other educators.


Tuesday June 9, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
A201

1:45pm

A-F: The New Model for School and District Accountability

In this session, we will discuss the modifications made to the school and district accountability model.  In the future, you will be able to use spreadsheets to fairly accurately predict your school and district letter grade once you have your data back.  The new model rewards student growth in each performance tier.  There will be an increase in the number of tiers.


Speakers
avatar for Kelly  Carlton

Kelly Carlton

South Terrace Elementary
I am the Principal at South Terrace Elementary School in Wadesville, In.  This is my 17 year as Principal and before that I taught first grade for 15 years all at the same school.  I enjoy golfing, fishing, reading and sunning myself at my lake house.
avatar for Kyle Jones

Kyle Jones

MSDMV
Kyle Jones is the Director of Curriculum, Grants, and Testing for the Metropolitan School District of Mount Vernon.  


Tuesday June 9, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
C107

1:45pm

11 Things to Know About Teaching without a Book
Taken as a content resource, textbooks offer a valuable starting point for learning, but too often textbooks become the box that we want our students to think outside of. Learning to cut ties with the textbook as the centerpiece of the classroom can be easier said than done, however. In this session, a 1:1 classroom veteran shares his observations and insights about what it takes to teach without a textbook in a classroom filled with learners and digital devices.



Speakers
avatar for Tim Wilhelmus

Tim Wilhelmus

Innovation, Curriculum, and Technology Specialist, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
Innovation, Curriculum and Technology Specialist. Frenetic Change-Agent. Playground Advocate. Learning Sherpa. Formidable and Renowned Swashbuckling Education Subversive.


Tuesday June 9, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
B109

1:45pm

20+ Essential Tools for Teaching with the 4C's and Habits of Mind
In order to be maximally effective today’s 21st century teachers need to incorporate the 4C’s. Taken together with the Habits of Mind one finds a powerful framework for teaching and learning. Join this interactive, technology-enabled session as we investigate together these two concepts and more than twenty tools that help enhance them in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Gumula

Bill Gumula

eLearning Coach, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
Bill is an eLearning Coach helping to facilitate meaningful integration of technology to enrich instruction, engage students & develop 21st century skills. He is dedicated to enthusiastic, dynamic and technologically rich teaching as a means of creating and nurturing a lifelong love of learning in children. He has over 15 years of classroom experience and was the 2006 Outstanding High School Educator for Vanderburgh County. Currently he is a... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
B107

1:45pm

From "Old Classrooms" to "Bold Classrooms": Making the Jump from Traditional to Modern Learning
The main premise upon which schools were founded, that content and knowledge and teachers are scarce, has literally been turned on its head by the Web. Today, we carry the sum of human knowledge and access to millions of potential teachers in the phones in our pockets. And in a host of other ways, the idea of a “traditional” school is fading in it’s relevance to the new ways we and our students can learn. Given that reality, what changes? How do we rethink our roles as schools, classrooms and educators at a moment when our students have a growing number of options to cobble together an “education?” This session will discuss the paths that a number of “bold schools” are taking to fundamentally redefine their value as places of learning, not of content and teachers. We’ll discuss the challenges of remaining an “old” school, define the main characteristics of “bold” schools, look at schools that are already bridging the gap, and suggest ways to begin relevant, “bold” conversations around real change in our own schools and communities.

Speakers
avatar for Will Richardson

Will Richardson

1:World Keynote Speaker, ModernLearners.com
The future of learning, schooling, and education.


Tuesday June 9, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
C123

1:45pm

Classroom 2.0: Does your classroom space work?
With all of the change in instructional practice and  classroom technology over the past several decades, why is it that classroom spaces remain largely unchanged?  Forward-facing, tablet arm chairs in columns and rows, much like the classroom environment of our grandparents, continue to be the norm.   Steelcase, a 100 year old company based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has spent a decade researching learning environments.  In this session,  we’ll share the insights we’ve developed.  Participants will also see:  international classroom layouts, examine film exposing classroom activity of actual students working/learning, learn trends/issues faced by educational institutions, view an animation of what the “classroom of the future” could look like and learn about the documented results of our case study involving actual classroom trials.    Please join us for this engaging session!

Speakers
avatar for Steve Batdorf

Steve Batdorf

Regional Education Leader, Steelcase
Steve Batdorf is the K-12, Regional Leader in the Midwest for Steelcase Education Solutions. At Steelcase, we are focused on helping schools create the most effective, rewarding and inspiring learning environments to meet the evolving needs of students and educators. Through our insight-led research and innovative solutions  for learning spaces, we have a passion for understanding how learning best takes place and how smarter, active... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
B103

1:45pm

Access Control
Gone are the days of using metal keys to open doors.  Now ID badges can be used to gain access to school buildings.  Features of Access Control will be covered.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Pendley

Ron Pendley

Ron Pendley  has 40 plus years of experience in the security industry specializing in the electronic side of the industry.  Ron will be speaking on access control and video security.


Tuesday June 9, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
C117

1:45pm

Apex Learning Math and English Tutorials Grades 6-12

Gayle Denny, Education Consultant Apex Learning, will get you started with a teacher login for Apex Learning TUTORIALS at your school and have you set up in our Mt Vernon Apex Learning site with the classes you teach so you can preview Apex Learning Tutorials and be ready to use them in the fall with your students in English and Math grades 6-12.  You will have time to explore the Tutorial Outlines of each Tutorial and Explore the Modules within the Tutorials.  

You will see how to find student data and all the features of presenting that data to you as a teacher.  Mt Vernon has partnered with Apex Learning for the past 6 years and this Tutorial product is in its second year.


Speakers
JR

Jim Russo

I am an Apex Learning Senior Account Manager working with “large district” existing customers in Illinois and Indiana. | Based in the Chicago suburbs, I have been with Apex Learning for eight years, and in Education for15 years.


Tuesday June 9, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
A220

1:45pm

Data Security - Yesterday's Controls Versus Today's Threats!
This session will discuss the importance of consistent user-awareness training as a key layer of an overall effective Information Security plan.  The session will talk about current threats facing organizations of all sizes and the increasing frequency of attacks that focus specifically on taking advantage of vulnerable users.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Mathis

Brad Mathis

Keller Schroeder
With over 26 years experience years experience years experience in the Information Technology field, Brad has experience in several diverse industries, including health care and financial services. Before joining Keller Schroeder, he was a Vice President at Old National Bank and served as their Corporate Network Security Manager and Network Information Security Officer. Prior to that, as an independent consultant, he... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
A211

1:45pm

Interacting with iBooks and Creating Your Own with iBooks Author
In this session we will look at all of the latest features in digital textbooks for iPad.We will also use iBooks Author to create your own interactive books and learning materials. Discover how you can create Multi- Touch books tailored to your lesson and class level. 

Speakers
avatar for Eric Wheetley

Eric Wheetley

Systems Engineer, Apple
I have been implementing and supporting technology in education environments for 20 years. | I've been a Systems Engineer at Apple for the past 10 years, serving education institutions throughout Indiana. | I specialize in large deployments, device management, wireless technologies, App development and technology integration. | | I'm passionate about technology, education, mobile devices, music, mountain biking and science fiction! | I'm... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
A216

1:45pm

Messy or Managed? Tips for Getting a Handle on Your District's Devices!
YouTube, Google, SSL, state testing, proxies, authentication… The promise of mobile devices for learning is high, but the challenges can be, too. Lightspeed Systems can help—with solutions to filter device access on and off campus, monitor student activity, control devices policies, push apps, and a lot more. And since these devices are being used in the classroom, a Teacher Dashboard lets IT manage district policies while teachers can easily manage classroom use. Whether you’re 1:1 or BYOD, iOS or Chromebook or Windows or Android, or some mix of it all, we’ll share tips and tools for getting your mobile learning program managed.

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Harley

Trevor Harley

K-12 Sales Rep, Lightspeed Systems
Trevor Harley graduated from Indiana University East and has been a Regional Sales Manager with Lightspeed Systems for the past year. Prior to working at Lightspeed, Trevor also worked in the Technology industry and is very familiar with IT solutions. He enjoys spending time with his family, as well as traveling with Lightspeed.


Tuesday June 9, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
C118

1:45pm

Optimized for Collaborative Learning
This session is designed to provide attendees with a “walk-up-and-use” experience
with an interactive display that supports a full range of learning settings, including whole-class, individual, duo, small-team and multi-team.  The new Promethean ActivPanel Touch transforms the traditional “front-of-the-classroom” interactive display into a collaborative learning center where multiple students can simultaneously share ideas, practice team-based problem solving, manipulate images and edit digital content.  ActivPanel Touch promotes active participation in whole-class or small-group lessons by providing vivid interactivity and engaging learning experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Debra Smith

Debra Smith

Education Integration Specialist, Pinnacle Computer Services, Inc.
Debra is the Education Integration Specialist for Pinnacle Computer Services, Inc.,  | representing Promethean education technology products.  She melded her  | experiences as a former Primary School Teacher and Director of Technology into  | an opportunity to work with Promethean products in transforming learning  | environments through the use of innovative classroom technology that motivates  | learning and... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
A217

1:45pm

Service Learning Anchored in Standards
Service-Learning has built in engagement, but it has to be more than just a fun day where we helped people. This session will give concrete examples of service-learning projects that have an impact on the community and also rigorously engage the standards. Participants will leave with an idea for a service learning project that is fully anchored in major standards for their grade level. Participants will also be introduced to online resources for service-learning project ideas through GenerationOn and philanthropic based lesson plans through Learning to Give.

Speakers
RS

Ryan Steur

Magnify Learning
After leaving a career in Industrial Engineering to teach 8th grade, Ryan Steuer helped create a PBL school within a school called Apex within Decatur Township Middle School in Indianapolis. As one of the first New Tech Network middle schools in the country, Apex started with success on standardized tests and community impact and continues to thrive. Ryan has now stepped out of the classroom to promote student centered learning... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
C106

1:45pm

Start Creating Meaningful, Authentic Assessments Today!
Are you looking for alternatives to the same-old, same-old assessments? Would you like to create projects and activities for your students that are more worthwhile and relevant? This session will cover authentic learning activities your students can easily do inside of Haiku Learning. We’ll showcase educator-created examples that engage and challenge students while providing them with a real-world purpose.

Speakers
avatar for Marlene Kroeker

Marlene Kroeker

Marlene is a Regional Account Executive at Haiku Learning, and before that she worked as a fundraiser in a non-profit organization whose primary focus was leadership development.  | Like many of the educators she works with, she has a love of learning and need for practicality. She knows teachers want tools that enhance what they’re already doing while helping to foster the 21st century skills students need. That’s why she... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
C116

1:45pm

Curators of Curriculum
Where do you get your curriculum? 

The Internet has proven to be quite effective at delivering content easily and cheaply. If curriculum is only seen as a deliverable, the role of the teacher is an unwinnable race between man and machine.Curriculum is distributed and assessed in closed-loop systems, leaving the teacher in a less acknowledged role. Curriculum should be a conversation, and the value of a teacher should be redefineed for public education. Put your hammer down, and take back the role of one who cares for the path of learning.

Speakers
avatar for Yancy Unger

Yancy Unger

K-12 Strategic Advisor, Five-Star Technologies
Yancy Unger is a passionate educational leader who works to connect the best educators with innovative learning practices. Visiting hundreds of schools and thousands of classrooms, Yancy encourages conscious competency in learning and incorporating technology.


Tuesday June 9, 2015 1:45pm - 3:30pm
A203

2:45pm

Discover What the Plus Can Do for You!

This session will provide an introduction to Google+ for personalized PD with a focus on the DOE Online Communities of Practice and Google Educator Groups. Learn how to leverage Google+ to connect with colleagues and enrich classroom experiences. Michelle will share strategies for establishing your online presence and tips for engaging in online communities.

This will be a hands-on session, so come prepared for some social learning and bring your device!


Speakers
avatar for Michelle Green

Michelle Green

eLearning Development Specialist, Indiana DOE
Google Certified Innovator. Coordinator for Hoosier Student Digital Leaders. Moderator of GEG Indiana, a G+ Community for GAFE users, and the #INeLearn Twitter Chat.


Tuesday June 9, 2015 2:45pm - 3:30pm
C107

2:45pm

25 Web Based Tools for the Secondary Classroom

During this session, I will quickly introduce 25 tools that are helpful in the secondary classroom. Many of these tools lend themselves to English, but could be adapted to many other disciplines. All of the tools are free, but some have paid options for advanced versions.


Speakers
avatar for Shanna Stoneberger

Shanna Stoneberger

Teacher, North Posey Junior High School
Currently, I am in my 5th year teaching 7th grade English at North Posey Junior High School.  I am also the yearbook advisor, spell bowl coach, ISTA school representative and I am in charge of the school website. I taught one year of 9th and 10th grade English at Gibson Southern High School. I graduated from Hanover College in 2008 with a bachelor of arts in English with a secondary education certification. I received... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 2:45pm - 3:30pm
A214

2:45pm

Google Tips, Tricks, Extensions, and Apps
This session would be an introduction to some of the features of Google, in particular tips, extensions and apps within Google Chrome.

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Basham

Cynthia Basham

Innovative Learning Specialist, Five Star Technology Solutions
I am an Innovative Learning Specialist at Five Star Technology Solutions. Prior to my current position I taught Spanish at the high school level for nine years. I enjoy helping teachers use technology to enhance their lessons. I believe that students should be able to open their experiences and views from the walls of the classroom to the world. I really enjoy using technology in the classroom as a tool to engage students and make teachers... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 2:45pm - 3:30pm
C104

2:45pm

Apps for Physical Education
Apps that promote instruction and learning in the physical education setting.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Ploetz

Jennifer Ploetz

Physical Education teacher, Mount Vernon High School
I have 30 years teaching experience in physical education and health. I attempt to promote the importance of health-related physical fitness while exposing students to a wide variety of activities. I incorporate literacy strategies and project based learning into the physical education curriculum. I use several apps to assist in both teaching and learning. Students use data to track their progress and rate their physical fitness.


Tuesday June 9, 2015 2:45pm - 3:30pm
B113

2:45pm

Google Earth Tour
I teach Earth Science, so I like to talk about different places on Earth. However, it is more interesting to see these places. So, Google Earth has tours that you can create that will take your students on a journey. In the tour you can add questions (create a google form to go with it), you can add pictures, they can see it from street view, how a bird would see it or in some cases--go back in history.
Small budget---take a field trip inside your room.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Quinzer

Paul Quinzer

High School Science Teacher, MSD of Mt. Vernon
Science teacher at Mt. Vernon High School for the past 22 years.  I have taught Earth/Space Science, Physical Science, Integrated Chemistry/Physics.   Head Baseball Coach for the past 14 years and assistant 8 years before.  Went to Indiana State University with a BS in Geology.  Played 5 years of pro baseball with San Diego Padres.  Masters in Education at USI and administration license since 2006.


Tuesday June 9, 2015 2:45pm - 3:30pm
A213

2:45pm

Let Them Show What They Know
Let student creativity come alive. Project and Standards based learning are being used more and more. This session will provide Informal assessment strategies and ideas for teachers and students. Attendees will also get the chance to try some creative tools that can be utilized in any classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Melony Hurm

Melony Hurm

Technology Integration Specialist -at Marrs, West and Farmersville Elementary Schools, MSD of Mt. Vernon
My name is Melony Hurm and I’m a Technology Integration Specialist for MSD of Mt. Vernon.  I work with staff and students at Marrs, Farmersville and West on all kinds of technology needs in the classroom.   The elementary schools are going 1:1 with ipads in the classroom and I am working with teachers to incorporate educational apps on their ipads.  I graduated from the University of Southern Indiana in Elementary... Read More →
avatar for Debby Serna

Debby Serna

Information Systems Specialist, MSD of Mt. Vernon
This is my 21st year with the MSD of Mt. Vernon. I started out way back before the Windows operating system existed! I loved working with students in the computer lab, and computer technology was evolving quickly back in the 90's. I learned along with the students at first and through that process I developed a love for technology. My current position as an Information Systems Specialist is great because I get to use and support the... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 2:45pm - 3:30pm
C103

2:45pm

Use Technology to Teach Data Analysis and Statistics in Algebra
Attendees will see a unit plan developed for the new Indiana math standards for Algebra I strand on Data Analysis and Statistics. Particular emphasis will be placed on technology options for standards A1.DS.3 and A1.DS.5

Speakers
avatar for Richard Jesch

Richard Jesch

MSD of Mt Vernon
I am a 1985 graduate of Purdue University's School of Science with a BS in Mathematics Education.  I also have an MS from Indiana State University in Mathematics Education.  I am currently in my 30th year of teaching mathematics at MVHS.  I teach Algebra I, Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry, AP Statistics, and AP Calculus.


Tuesday June 9, 2015 2:45pm - 3:30pm
A201

2:45pm

10 Teacher-Friendly Tools to Connect Your Classroom to the World
Sure, your students are connected, but are they using their power to connect with the world to develop as learners? In this session, participants will learn about 10 simple, free and powerful tools that anyone can use to extend their learning across the globe.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Wilhelmus

Tim Wilhelmus

Innovation, Curriculum, and Technology Specialist, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
Innovation, Curriculum and Technology Specialist. Frenetic Change-Agent. Playground Advocate. Learning Sherpa. Formidable and Renowned Swashbuckling Education Subversive.


Tuesday June 9, 2015 2:45pm - 3:30pm
B109

2:45pm

Teaching Digital Citizenship Through Teachable Moments
There are so many questions that surround teaching digital citizenship that it is easy to become paralyzed and not teach anything at all. This workshop will be an engaging and thought-provoking technology-enhanced group discussion that will focus on reaching students with a positive message about digital citizenship through recognizing teachable moments.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Gumula

Bill Gumula

eLearning Coach, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
Bill is an eLearning Coach helping to facilitate meaningful integration of technology to enrich instruction, engage students & develop 21st century skills. He is dedicated to enthusiastic, dynamic and technologically rich teaching as a means of creating and nurturing a lifelong love of learning in children. He has over 15 years of classroom experience and was the 2006 Outstanding High School Educator for Vanderburgh County. Currently he is a... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 2:45pm - 3:30pm
B107

2:45pm

Apex Learning Math and English Tutorials Grades 6-12

Gayle Denny, Education Consultant Apex Learning, will get you started with a teacher login for Apex Learning TUTORIALS at your school and have you set up in our Mt Vernon Apex Learning site with the classes you teach so you can preview Apex Learning Tutorials and be ready to use them in the fall with your students in English and Math grades 6-12.  You will have time to explore the Tutorial Outlines of each Tutorial and Explore the Modules within the Tutorials. 

You will see how to find student data and all the features of presenting that data to you as a teacher.  Mt Vernon has partnered with Apex Learning for the past 6 years and this Tutorial product is in its second year.


Speakers
JR

Jim Russo

I am an Apex Learning Senior Account Manager working with “large district” existing customers in Illinois and Indiana. | Based in the Chicago suburbs, I have been with Apex Learning for eight years, and in Education for15 years.


Tuesday June 9, 2015 2:45pm - 3:30pm
A220

2:45pm

Creating Digital Content on Mac
Many innovative apps are available for creating movies music, podcasts and other digital media on the Mac In this session we will explore several apps including iMovie, Garageband and others.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Wheetley

Eric Wheetley

Systems Engineer, Apple
I have been implementing and supporting technology in education environments for 20 years. | I've been a Systems Engineer at Apple for the past 10 years, serving education institutions throughout Indiana. | I specialize in large deployments, device management, wireless technologies, App development and technology integration. | | I'm passionate about technology, education, mobile devices, music, mountain biking and science fiction! | I'm... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 2:45pm - 3:30pm
A216

2:45pm

Optimized for Collaborative Learning
This session is designed to provide attendees with a “walk-up-and-use” experience
with an interactive display that supports a full range of learning settings, including whole-class, individual, duo, small-team and multi-team.  The new Promethean ActivPanel Touch transforms the traditional “front-of-the-classroom” interactive display into a collaborative learning center where multiple students can simultaneously share ideas, practice team-based problem solving, manipulate images and edit digital content.  ActivPanel Touch promotes active participation in whole-class or small-group lessons by providing vivid interactivity and engaging learning experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Debra Smith

Debra Smith

Education Integration Specialist, Pinnacle Computer Services, Inc.
Debra is the Education Integration Specialist for Pinnacle Computer Services, Inc.,  | representing Promethean education technology products.  She melded her  | experiences as a former Primary School Teacher and Director of Technology into  | an opportunity to work with Promethean products in transforming learning  | environments through the use of innovative classroom technology that motivates  | learning and... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 2:45pm - 3:30pm
A217

2:45pm

Specialized Locks
Technology using non standard locks help keep school's cabinets and other storage areas secure.  Features of specialized locks will be covered. 

Speakers
avatar for Charlie Steber

Charlie Steber

Charlie Steber  has 40 plus years of experience in the security industry specializing in the designer and security hardware side of the industry.  Charlie will be speaking on High Security, key control, and specialized locks.


Tuesday June 9, 2015 2:45pm - 3:30pm
C117

2:45pm

STEM
In order to avoid random acts of STEM or for those that think the M stands for magic, we will  walking through the STEM Rubric from the Indiana Department of Education. Through the rubric and great examples across Indiana, we will explore the key components of a quality STEM program including resources to support afterschool STEM programs.

Speakers
RS

Ryan Steur

Magnify Learning
After leaving a career in Industrial Engineering to teach 8th grade, Ryan Steuer helped create a PBL school within a school called Apex within Decatur Township Middle School in Indianapolis. As one of the first New Tech Network middle schools in the country, Apex started with success on standardized tests and community impact and continues to thrive. Ryan has now stepped out of the classroom to promote student centered learning... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 2:45pm - 3:30pm
C106

2:45pm

Vulnerability Management - You Don't Know What You Don't Know Until You Know!
Ongoing vulnerability management is a critical layer of protection in protecting an environment.  This session will focus on common vulnerability management practices, the use of tools for performing vulnerability assessments, and the importance of assessing far more than operating system patches in your plan for mitigating risks associated with known vulnerabilities.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Mathis

Brad Mathis

Keller Schroeder
With over 26 years experience years experience years experience in the Information Technology field, Brad has experience in several diverse industries, including health care and financial services. Before joining Keller Schroeder, he was a Vice President at Old National Bank and served as their Corporate Network Security Manager and Network Information Security Officer. Prior to that, as an independent consultant, he... Read More →


Tuesday June 9, 2015 2:45pm - 3:30pm
A211

3:45pm

 
Wednesday, June 10
 

7:30am

Sign-In / Breakfast
Wednesday June 10, 2015 7:30am - 8:00am
Athletic Foyer

8:00am

Keynote: Classroom 2.0: 10 Reasons to Go Digital - Matt Miller
As the world has changed, schools and teaching practices have struggled to keep up. Today’s classrooms still look much like our ancestors’ classrooms. Technology can revolutionize our classrooms. In this session, learn why schools must go this route and how they can with practical examples.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Keynote Speaker, Ditch That Textbook
Matt Miller is a teacher, blogger and presenter from West Central Indiana. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He is the author of the book Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom and writes at the Ditch That Textbook blog about using technology and creative ideas in teaching. He is a Google Certified Innovator (Austin ’14), a PBS LearningMedia... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 8:00am - 9:00am
PAC (Performing Arts Center)

9:15am

Data Collection Tools
Data collection tips/strategies. I would show a variety of things I have used in the past as a classroom teacher and counselor to maintain personal records for professional reflection/growth. Items include: parent contact logs, differentiated instruction log/reflection, showing evidence of data based instruction. I would share all forms/documents with participants.

Speakers
avatar for Kelli Walker

Kelli Walker

School Counselor, MSD Mt Vernon
Kelli has been a high school counselor for four years at Mt. Vernon High School. She previously taught business courses in Evansville at Central High School for seven years. Kelli uses data daily and have found google docs and forms to be very useful. While teaching, she used forms to keep a log of differentiated instruction tools and parent contacts. As a counselor, Kelli uses google spreadsheets to communicate with multiple users about... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
A218

9:15am

Getting Started with Google Drive
Best uses and strategies for using Google Drive effectively in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Debby Serna

Debby Serna

Information Systems Specialist, MSD of Mt. Vernon
This is my 21st year with the MSD of Mt. Vernon. I started out way back before the Windows operating system existed! I loved working with students in the computer lab, and computer technology was evolving quickly back in the 90's. I learned along with the students at first and through that process I developed a love for technology. My current position as an Information Systems Specialist is great because I get to use and support the... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
A214

9:15am

I created a Twitter Account, now what?!

This session is geared to relatively new users although experienced Twitter users could certainly benefit from this session as well.  Attendees ideally will have Twitter accounts established and have either access to the website or the app on their mobile device.


How are you using Twitter? Complete a 5 point check of your Twitter account to maximize connections. Pick up tips and tricks that make the difference between Twitter being a time drain and an invaluable resource. The last 10 minutes of the session will be an interactive Twitter chat.


Speakers
avatar for Michelle Green

Michelle Green

eLearning Development Specialist, Indiana DOE
Google Certified Innovator. Coordinator for Hoosier Student Digital Leaders. Moderator of GEG Indiana, a G+ Community for GAFE users, and the #INeLearn Twitter Chat.


Wednesday June 10, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
C107

9:15am

They text. They post. They game. But can they use technology to learn?
How do you prepare today’s students with the proper foundational digital literacy skills students need for testing, college and career readiness, and life? Come learn about the tech curriculum MSD Mt Vernon has adopted for their students to address keyboarding, online safety, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Learning.com

Learning.com

Learning.com


Wednesday June 10, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
C115

9:15am

Creating Interactive Timelines with Timetoast
This session will explore the benefits of using Timetoast, which is a website where students can create interactive timelines. These timelines can be created for many purposes including their own life, historical events, and story timelines.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda McMillian

Amanda McMillian

FACS Teacher, MSD of Mt. Vernon
I was born and raised in Evansville, except for the time I spent as a student studying education at Indiana University. I am originally licensed in Secondary Social Studies, but decided I loved teaching FACS classes more after a long term substitute position. I was licensed 2 years ago in FACS and enjoy teaching it very much. Outside of work I enjoy spending time outside with my dog Kona and anything to do with relaxing!


Wednesday June 10, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
A209

9:15am

Digital Portraits That Pop!
Tired of the same old self-portraits or images? Try digital photography and push those boundaries! Learn which software programs are available and how to push your students to creative responses! CD included.

Speakers
avatar for Kendra  Glaser

Kendra Glaser

High School Art Teacher, Mt. Vernon High School
Kendra Glaser (Visual Arts) is a graduate of Mt. Vernon High School and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts and Art Education at the University of Southern Indiana and her Masters of Education from Indiana Wesleyan University. She taught K-12 art and Title I Reading at Grayville, IL for 6 years before returning to MVHS. Glaser mainly teaches the studio art courses. Her students have won numerous awards, scholarships and... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
A213

9:15am

You CAN Teach an Old Dog New Tricks
You CAN teach an old dog new tricks...it just take us a bit longer to learn them. Are you like me; you have more years of teaching experience than most of your colleagues have been alive? And then there's this technology stuff. It's not as bad as it seems. I'll show you some things I've used and done that have worked (and probably some things that didn't) since we've been using iPads in our junior high. Bring an iPad or similar device. Feel free to share things you've done, also.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Heckman

Tom Heckman

Teacher, MVJHS
I've been teaching for 38 years, all of them in the MSD of MV. That means I've seen technology advance from hand-crank mimeograph machines (remember that smell?) to where we are now. The first computer I had in my room was a cassette-driven TRS-80 on loan from the Evansville Courier and Press. We used it to play Lemonade Stand.


Wednesday June 10, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
B112

9:15am

11 Things to Know About Digital Citizenship
Teachers have always had a responsibility to teach students to be good members of society. Lessons related to decency, responsibility and safety are central to a child’s development, and this is certainly true in the digital world as well. In this session, a 1:1 classroom veteran shares his observations and insights about what it takes to teach citizenship effectively in a classroom filled with learners and digital devices. 

Speakers
avatar for Tim Wilhelmus

Tim Wilhelmus

Innovation, Curriculum, and Technology Specialist, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
Innovation, Curriculum and Technology Specialist. Frenetic Change-Agent. Playground Advocate. Learning Sherpa. Formidable and Renowned Swashbuckling Education Subversive.


Wednesday June 10, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
B109

9:15am

No More Worksheets!
We all go into the classroom well intentioned but there are days when we settle for making copies of a worksheet. In this session, you will develop a toolkit of project and activity ideas that are easy to do with your students, as a trip to the copy machine.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Clark

Holly Clark

Innovation Specialist, EdTechTeam
Holly Clark is a technology and innovation specialist from San Diego, California. She has been helping teachers redefine instruction in their classrooms by overseeing both 1:1 iPad and Chromebooks pilots and helping schools implement digital literacy programs. She is a Google Certified Teacher, National Board Certified Teacher, and holds an MA in Technology in Education from Columbia University. She has been working with technology integration... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
C122

9:15am

SAMR, TPCK, & TIM, Oh My! Models for Evaluating Tech Integration
Using various models and scenarios this session will engage the participant in developing a better understanding of what technology integration looks like. You will leave this session with knowledge of the three predominant technology integration models, their strengths, weaknesses and commonalities, and how to apply each to the instructional setting.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Gumula

Bill Gumula

eLearning Coach, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
Bill is an eLearning Coach helping to facilitate meaningful integration of technology to enrich instruction, engage students & develop 21st century skills. He is dedicated to enthusiastic, dynamic and technologically rich teaching as a means of creating and nurturing a lifelong love of learning in children. He has over 15 years of classroom experience and was the 2006 Outstanding High School Educator for Vanderburgh County. Currently he is a... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
B107

9:15am

Apex Learning Math and English Tutorials Grades 6-12

Gayle Denny, Education Consultant Apex Learning, will get you started with a teacher login for Apex Learning TUTORIALS at your school and have you set up in our Mt Vernon Apex Learning site with the classes you teach so you can preview Apex Learning Tutorials and be ready to use them in the fall with your students in English and Math grades 6-12.  You will have time to explore the Tutorial Outlines of each Tutorial and Explore the Modules within the Tutorials. 

You will see how to find student data and all the features of presenting that data to you as a teacher.  Mt Vernon has partnered with Apex Learning for the past 6 years and this Tutorial product is in its second year.


Speakers
JR

Jim Russo

I am an Apex Learning Senior Account Manager working with “large district” existing customers in Illinois and Indiana. | Based in the Chicago suburbs, I have been with Apex Learning for eight years, and in Education for15 years.


Wednesday June 10, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
A220

9:15am

Data Security - Yesterday's Controls Versus Today's Threats!
This session will discuss the importance of consistent user-awareness training as a key layer of an overall effective Information Security plan.  The session will talk about current threats facing organizations of all sizes and the increasing frequency of attacks that focus specifically on taking advantage of vulnerable users.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Mathis

Brad Mathis

Keller Schroeder
With over 26 years experience years experience years experience in the Information Technology field, Brad has experience in several diverse industries, including health care and financial services. Before joining Keller Schroeder, he was a Vice President at Old National Bank and served as their Corporate Network Security Manager and Network Information Security Officer. Prior to that, as an independent consultant, he... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
A211

9:15am

Go Anywhere on Any Device with Canvas
Canvas LMS works great in any browser, and with 4 dedicated apps for iOS and Android, we'll show you how you can leverage the power of Canvas with your mobile device with our awesome mobile apps

Speakers
avatar for Justin Hibbard

Justin Hibbard

K-12 Regional Director, Instructure
Before joining Instructure, Justin Hibbard worked in Maryland private schools for over ten years.  The first five years, he taught upper level Spanish and piloted the school’s first learning management system.  He became so excited about how technology could propel education that for the next five years he joined a large Baltimore area private school as the Educational Technology Specialist.  Because of his understanding of school systems... Read More →
avatar for Adam Pitcher

Adam Pitcher

Regional Director, Canvas by Instructure
Instructure Inc. (Canvas) was founded in 2008 with the purpose of disrupting the Learning Management System (LMS) market by setting a new, open standard for education technology. We believe that an LMS shouldn’t be a closed system. It should be an easy to use, powerful platform that easily integrates content and communication from everywhere. We believe technology is necessary, but not sufficient to improve education. Technology is only a tool... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
C121

9:15am

How Transformational Leadership saved our Company in a Dying Industry
Milliken is one of the largest textile companies in the world . Milliken started as a company in 1865 and grew to be one of the largest textile companies in the world. In the late 70’s and early 80’s, the textile industry was challenged like never before with outdated technology and outdated management leadership. Roger Milliken led the company thru the most dramatic change in our history. The ability to lead change allowed our company to not only survive but thrive in a dying textile industry. Many public school district leaders have visited Milliken over the last several years to benchmark Milliken in the area of transformational leadership. Our session will focus on exactly how we changed when everyone else did not change.

Speakers
avatar for mike patrick

mike patrick

Milliken
Mike Patrick works for Milliken.  Specifically, Mike is responsible for leading the Contract sales effort for all education sales in North America.   Additionally, Milke builds relationships with School Districts, Public Library Systems, and Architectural Firms


Wednesday June 10, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
B103

9:15am

Messy or Managed? Tips for Getting a Handle on Your District's Devices!
YouTube, Google, SSL, state testing, proxies, authentication… The promise of mobile devices for learning is high, but the challenges can be, too. Lightspeed Systems can help—with solutions to filter device access on and off campus, monitor student activity, control devices policies, push apps, and a lot more. And since these devices are being used in the classroom, a Teacher Dashboard lets IT manage district policies while teachers can easily manage classroom use. Whether you’re 1:1 or BYOD, iOS or Chromebook or Windows or Android, or some mix of it all, we’ll share tips and tools for getting your mobile learning program managed.

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Harley

Trevor Harley

K-12 Sales Rep, Lightspeed Systems
Trevor Harley graduated from Indiana University East and has been a Regional Sales Manager with Lightspeed Systems for the past year. Prior to working at Lightspeed, Trevor also worked in the Technology industry and is very familiar with IT solutions. He enjoys spending time with his family, as well as traveling with Lightspeed.


Wednesday June 10, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
C118

9:15am

Optimized for Collaborative Learning
This session is designed to provide attendees with a “walk-up-and-use” experience
with an interactive display that supports a full range of learning settings, including whole-class, individual, duo, small-team and multi-team.  The new Promethean ActivPanel Touch transforms the traditional “front-of-the-classroom” interactive display into a collaborative learning center where multiple students can simultaneously share ideas, practice team-based problem solving, manipulate images and edit digital content.  ActivPanel Touch promotes active participation in whole-class or small-group lessons by providing vivid interactivity and engaging learning experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Debra Smith

Debra Smith

Education Integration Specialist, Pinnacle Computer Services, Inc.
Debra is the Education Integration Specialist for Pinnacle Computer Services, Inc.,  | representing Promethean education technology products.  She melded her  | experiences as a former Primary School Teacher and Director of Technology into  | an opportunity to work with Promethean products in transforming learning  | environments through the use of innovative classroom technology that motivates  | learning and... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
A217

9:15am

Start Creating Meaningful, Authentic Assessments Today!
Are you looking for alternatives to the same-old, same-old assessments? Would you like to create projects and activities for your students that are more worthwhile and relevant? This session will cover authentic learning activities your students can easily do inside of Haiku Learning. We’ll showcase educator-created examples that engage and challenge students while providing them with a real-world purpose.

Speakers
avatar for Marlene Kroeker

Marlene Kroeker

Marlene is a Regional Account Executive at Haiku Learning, and before that she worked as a fundraiser in a non-profit organization whose primary focus was leadership development.  | Like many of the educators she works with, she has a love of learning and need for practicality. She knows teachers want tools that enhance what they’re already doing while helping to foster the 21st century skills students need. That’s why she... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
C116

9:15am

Video Security!
Schools need video security to establish and safe and secure environment.  Features of video security will be covered.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Pendley

Ron Pendley

Ron Pendley  has 40 plus years of experience in the security industry specializing in the electronic side of the industry.  Ron will be speaking on access control and video security.


Wednesday June 10, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
C117

9:15am

Evaluating Educational Technology Innovation Using the SAMR Model
Quantitative change leads to qualitative change. Join a conversation about using the SAMR model to measure the educational technology use by students and teachers. Discussion will focus on techniques to gather data that can be shared with stakeholders to encourage and adapt changes to meet your learning goals. This is a great session for administrators and teacher leaders. 

Speakers
avatar for Yancy Unger

Yancy Unger

K-12 Strategic Advisor, Five-Star Technologies
Yancy Unger is a passionate educational leader who works to connect the best educators with innovative learning practices. Visiting hundreds of schools and thousands of classrooms, Yancy encourages conscious competency in learning and incorporating technology.


Wednesday June 10, 2015 9:15am - 11:00am
A203

10:15am

Geotagging Your Community
Geotagging is the process of adding geographical identification metadata to geotagged photographs. This data usually consists of latitude and longitude coordinates, Our session will demonstrate the tagging of a historical / interesting spot in the community and ideas for successful submission and acceptance to the Google Earth community.

Speakers
avatar for Pam O'Risky

Pam O'Risky

eLearning Coach, MSD of Mt. Vernon
Pam is an instructor, course designer, and course mentor for PLS 3rd Learning. She has taught for the MSD of Mt. Vernon for 40 years and currently serves as an eLearning Coach. It is her goal to make learning interesting, stimulating, motivating, meaningful, and fun! 


Wednesday June 10, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am
A218

10:15am

NBC Learn: Bring the World to Your Classroom
This virtual session will allow participants to explore this engaging resource (which has been made available to all teachers, students and parents in the state of Indiana by the Indiana DOE Digital Learning) and share best practices for integrating video for multiple content areas including English/Language Arts, Social Studies, Math and Science into face-to-face, blended or 1:1 classroom environments. NBC Learn K-12 features robust searching, browsing and filtering tools to aid research and inquiry-based discovery; plus all 18,000 resources are aligned to Indiana state standards.

Speakers
avatar for Cyndy Harrison

Cyndy Harrison

Technology Consultant, TIES
Cyndy moved to Minnesota in 2013, but is originally from Houston, TX and graduated from Texas A&M University with a BBA in Marketing. After working in marketing and advertising for six years, she received a Masters of Education in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Houston and has almost 20 years of experience in education including being in a 1:1 classroom environment for U.S. History. She has conducted numerous presentations at... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am
B112

10:15am

Google Tips, Tricks, Extensions, and Apps
This session would be an introduction to some of the features of Google, in particular tips, extensions and apps within Google Chrome.

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Basham

Cynthia Basham

Innovative Learning Specialist, Five Star Technology Solutions
I am an Innovative Learning Specialist at Five Star Technology Solutions. Prior to my current position I taught Spanish at the high school level for nine years. I enjoy helping teachers use technology to enhance their lessons. I believe that students should be able to open their experiences and views from the walls of the classroom to the world. I really enjoy using technology in the classroom as a tool to engage students and make teachers... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am
A213

10:15am

Photogrammetry in the Classroom
Attendees will learn about a free software that can transform 2d pictures into a 3d object, as well as see uploaded works from the community that students can literally see from any angle. 

Speakers
avatar for Curtis Nelson

Curtis Nelson

English Teacher, MSDMV
I graduated from MVHS in 2002, a year after I joined the army before senior year. I served as a signal soldier from 2002 to 2007, after doing 4 years, 8 months, and 15 days of my 4 year contract. I deployed to Iraq twice during that time, and that's where I found my leadership qualities. | I attended USI where I graduated with a B.A. in English Teaching with a minor in Secondary Education. I did my student teaching at Bosse High School... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am
A209

10:15am

Get Your Myon!
Teachers will learn:

1. How to create a classroom in your Myon account.
2. How to create a book set.
3. How to search for books using the standards.
4. How to assign books to students.
5. How to share books with other colleagues.
6. How to use this tool for cross-curricular units.

Teachers and students have access to all genres of books in all subject areas. This site pairs books with state standards for individual reading or whole group instructional reading. Teachers can assign students a book and it can read it for them. Students can read the same book with other students for classroom "book clubs". High ability students can read books that are more detailed and with more rigorous questions. It gives every student a lexile level and many books are AR books.

This provides students with practice for reading using digital media sources which is similar to how they are tested throughout the school year. Teachers can use Ipads or computers for students to read from for this site. Many of the books in Myon are more appealing to the students because they are on the Ipad. The books/novels have an excellent set of illustrations and graphic similar to video games which draw in students. 

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Potts

Melanie Potts

Elementary Teacher, MSD of Mt. Vernon
avatar for Cammy Rodgers

Cammy Rodgers

Elementary Teacher, MSD of Mount Vernon
Melanie Potts and Cammy Rodgers from Farmersville Elementary School will be presenting Get your MYon! We teach 2nd and 5th grade respectively.  Our students love the graphics that MYon provides and we love how easy it is to use and aligns to state standards.


Wednesday June 10, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am
A214

10:15am

Giving Your Students' Voice: Polleverywhere
Attendees can expect to learn a new way of assessing students' learning either through open and multiple choice questions. Polleverywhere.com allows teachers to have their students answer questions anonymously with the use of twitter, text messaging or their web browser. In this session we will talk about different ways of using this website in their classroom. Specifically, I will speak about using this as a bell ringer assignment. However, other uses will be discussed.  

Speakers
avatar for Lucas Dargo

Lucas Dargo

Health Teacher/Athletic Trainer, Mt. Vernon High School
I went to Delta High School and graduated in 2008. I attended Ball State University for Athletic Training and Health Education. I received my Masters Degree in Athletic Training from Ohio University. During this time I worked as the head athletic trainer at Meigs High School. This is my first year as the health teacher and athletic trainer at Mt. Vernon Senior High School.


Wednesday June 10, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am
C105

10:15am

iPads and UDL
The iPad should be accessible for all students.  This session will focus on the Universal Design for Learning technologies built into the iPad that help make it an indispensable tool for providing access to all students. You will learn about accessibility features such as text to speech, screen reader, screen magnification, switch access and more.  There are many features that are part of the operating system that can be individualized, customized and modified for the diverse learner, plus all students can benefit from these features.  This session will also provide information on how to set up switch access and demonstrate various switch interfaces and switches as well as iPad mounts.

Speakers
avatar for Sandy Stabenfeldt

Sandy Stabenfeldt

SW PATINS Coordinator, PATINS
Sandy Stabenfeldt is the SW Regional Coordinator for the PATINS Project and has been in this position since 2001. Prior to joining the PATINS Project, she served as a computer technology consultant for Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation. She received her B.S. in Elementary Education from Eastern Connecticut State University. In her current position she assists school corporations in assistive and accessible technologies as well as... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am
C107

10:15am

10 Ideas for the One-Tablet Classroom
So you only have the one tablet, and you have 30 kids you’d love to engage with it. What is an underfunded teacher to do? In this session, participants will learn 10 fun and powerful strategies to utilize the only Android or Apple tablet in the room.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Wilhelmus

Tim Wilhelmus

Innovation, Curriculum, and Technology Specialist, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
Innovation, Curriculum and Technology Specialist. Frenetic Change-Agent. Playground Advocate. Learning Sherpa. Formidable and Renowned Swashbuckling Education Subversive.


Wednesday June 10, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am
B109

10:15am

Compassion in a Tech-Pervasive World
Who says technology has to cause distance between you and your students? Who says we have to accept uncompassionate behaviors as a new “sign of the times?” In this session participants will discuss how now, more than ever, compassion is a much-needed component of our curriculum and will leave with practical ideas for sharing compassion in their own schools and classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Gumula

Bill Gumula

eLearning Coach, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
Bill is an eLearning Coach helping to facilitate meaningful integration of technology to enrich instruction, engage students & develop 21st century skills. He is dedicated to enthusiastic, dynamic and technologically rich teaching as a means of creating and nurturing a lifelong love of learning in children. He has over 15 years of classroom experience and was the 2006 Outstanding High School Educator for Vanderburgh County. Currently he is a... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am
B107

10:15am

Educational Technology - The Right Way
Not all technology use in the classroom is equal. It can do way more than turn your existing activities digital and online. Learn how to “climb the educational technology ladder” and harness the true potential of your tech! Digital handouts include clear explanations of each level of technology usage and examples.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Keynote Speaker, Ditch That Textbook
Matt Miller is a teacher, blogger and presenter from West Central Indiana. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He is the author of the book Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom and writes at the Ditch That Textbook blog about using technology and creative ideas in teaching. He is a Google Certified Innovator (Austin ’14), a PBS LearningMedia... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am
C120

10:15am

5 Ways Canvas Saves You Time
Teaching and grading takes time.  That's why Canvas created tools to give teachers the power they need while saving them more time and effort.  In this session, we'll show you five ways Canvas can enhance your class while saving you time.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Hibbard

Justin Hibbard

K-12 Regional Director, Instructure
Before joining Instructure, Justin Hibbard worked in Maryland private schools for over ten years.  The first five years, he taught upper level Spanish and piloted the school’s first learning management system.  He became so excited about how technology could propel education that for the next five years he joined a large Baltimore area private school as the Educational Technology Specialist.  Because of his understanding of school systems... Read More →
avatar for Adam Pitcher

Adam Pitcher

Regional Director, Canvas by Instructure
Instructure Inc. (Canvas) was founded in 2008 with the purpose of disrupting the Learning Management System (LMS) market by setting a new, open standard for education technology. We believe that an LMS shouldn’t be a closed system. It should be an easy to use, powerful platform that easily integrates content and communication from everywhere. We believe technology is necessary, but not sufficient to improve education. Technology is only a tool... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am
C121

10:15am

Apex Learning Math and English Tutorials Grades 6-12

Gayle Denny, Education Consultant Apex Learning, will get you started with a teacher login for Apex Learning TUTORIALS at your school and have you set up in our Mt Vernon Apex Learning site with the classes you teach so you can preview Apex Learning Tutorials and be ready to use them in the fall with your students in English and Math grades 6-12.  You will have time to explore the Tutorial Outlines of each Tutorial and Explore the Modules within the Tutorials. 

You will see how to find student data and all the features of presenting that data to you as a teacher.  Mt Vernon has partnered with Apex Learning for the past 6 years and this Tutorial product is in its second year.


Speakers
JR

Jim Russo

I am an Apex Learning Senior Account Manager working with “large district” existing customers in Illinois and Indiana. | Based in the Chicago suburbs, I have been with Apex Learning for eight years, and in Education for15 years.


Wednesday June 10, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am
A220

10:15am

High Security/Key Controls
Locks that are pick resistant and key cores that are drill resistant help schools deal with break-ins.  Features of High Security and Key Controls will be covered. 

Speakers
avatar for Charlie Steber

Charlie Steber

Charlie Steber  has 40 plus years of experience in the security industry specializing in the designer and security hardware side of the industry.  Charlie will be speaking on High Security, key control, and specialized locks.


Wednesday June 10, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am
C117

10:15am

Optimized for Collaborative Learning
This session is designed to provide attendees with a “walk-up-and-use” experience
with an interactive display that supports a full range of learning settings, including whole-class, individual, duo, small-team and multi-team.  The new Promethean ActivPanel Touch transforms the traditional “front-of-the-classroom” interactive display into a collaborative learning center where multiple students can simultaneously share ideas, practice team-based problem solving, manipulate images and edit digital content.  ActivPanel Touch promotes active participation in whole-class or small-group lessons by providing vivid interactivity and engaging learning experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Debra Smith

Debra Smith

Education Integration Specialist, Pinnacle Computer Services, Inc.
Debra is the Education Integration Specialist for Pinnacle Computer Services, Inc.,  | representing Promethean education technology products.  She melded her  | experiences as a former Primary School Teacher and Director of Technology into  | an opportunity to work with Promethean products in transforming learning  | environments through the use of innovative classroom technology that motivates  | learning and... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am
A217

10:15am

Vulnerability Management - You Don't Know What You Don't Know Until You Know!
Ongoing vulnerability management is a critical layer of protection in protecting an environment.  This session will focus on common vulnerability management practices, the use of tools for performing vulnerability assessments, and the importance of assessing far more than operating system patches in your plan for mitigating risks associated with known vulnerabilities.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Mathis

Brad Mathis

Keller Schroeder
With over 26 years experience years experience years experience in the Information Technology field, Brad has experience in several diverse industries, including health care and financial services. Before joining Keller Schroeder, he was a Vice President at Old National Bank and served as their Corporate Network Security Manager and Network Information Security Officer. Prior to that, as an independent consultant, he... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am
A211

11:15am

Keynote: Disrupt Education - Holly Clark
We are in the middle of a Digital Disruption in education. Powerful digital tools have significantly changed the face of learning, and more importantly the landscape of information. As educators, it is crucial that we understand this transformation, and begin to find purposeful teaching and learning strategies that include the use of these tools. In this keynote, we will examine the impact of disruption and look at teacher and student empowerment through the tools that help us make thinking visible, give every student a voice, and allow students to show their work.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Clark

Holly Clark

Innovation Specialist, EdTechTeam
Holly Clark is a technology and innovation specialist from San Diego, California. She has been helping teachers redefine instruction in their classrooms by overseeing both 1:1 iPad and Chromebooks pilots and helping schools implement digital literacy programs. She is a Google Certified Teacher, National Board Certified Teacher, and holds an MA in Technology in Education from Columbia University. She has been working with technology integration... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
PAC (Performing Arts Center)

12:30pm

LUNCH: Catered by Hawg N' Sauce
Wednesday June 10, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Cafeteria

1:45pm

Differentiation in the Classroom
We will present ways to differentiate instruction in the classroom for all learners. Attendees can expect to take away instructions on how to utilize a free application -Educreations to create lessons, video tutorials, provide oral testing, etc. 

Attendees can expect to learn how to use the Flesch Kincaid Grade level tool to target different reading levels in the classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Jacquelyn  Maier

Jacquelyn Maier

Posey County Special Services
Jacquelyn Maier is the director of Special Education for the Mount Vernon and North Posey School Districts.  She has 22 years of teaching experience ranging from the elementary to high school level in the area of Special education.  As a teacher, she enjoyed the challenges of collaboration and differentiation.  Mrs. Maier believes that all children deserve a valuable and well-delivered education, focused on, and geared... Read More →
avatar for Kelli Walker

Kelli Walker

School Counselor, MSD Mt Vernon
Kelli has been a high school counselor for four years at Mt. Vernon High School. She previously taught business courses in Evansville at Central High School for seven years. Kelli uses data daily and have found google docs and forms to be very useful. While teaching, she used forms to keep a log of differentiated instruction tools and parent contacts. As a counselor, Kelli uses google spreadsheets to communicate with multiple users about... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
A218

1:45pm

The Non-Gamers Guide to Gamification with Minecraft

6th grade teacher, Julie Kissinger, and Director of Information Systems will talk about how they implemented MINECRAFT EDU into the classroom.  Minecraft EDU is a non-violent educational version of the hit game, Minecraft.  Julie and Bill will talk about our implementation from start to finish and more importantly- how to teach with it!

Not a big of fan of Minecraft?  Well, your students probably are!  Did you know there is a special version of Minecraft just for schools called Minecraft EDU? Come join us and learn how to implement and teach with Minecraft EDU to engage and promote collaboration in your classroom!


Speakers
avatar for Julie Kissinger

Julie Kissinger

6th Grade English Teacher, MSD of Mt. Vernon
Julie Kissinger is a 6th Grade Language Arts teacher at Mount Vernon Junior High School.  Julie enjoys finding ways to engage her students in novel ways, such as using Minecraft in her English classroom.
avatar for William Stein, CETL

William Stein, CETL

CTO, MSD of Mt. Vernon
William Stein is the Director of Technology for the Mt. Vernon School District in Mt. Vernon, IN.  He is a sitting board member with the Hoosier Educational Computer Coordinators organization and the past president and current member of the Indiana Partnershare Consortium.  Mr. Stein has over 24 years’ experience with using technology in an educational environment to promote student learning.


Wednesday June 10, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
B112

1:45pm

Data-Driven Instruction in Physical Education
Utilizing google spreadsheets and goggle docs to organize and collect data to enhance differentiated instruction and promote literacy in basic physical education.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Ploetz

Jennifer Ploetz

Physical Education teacher, Mount Vernon High School
I have 30 years teaching experience in physical education and health. I attempt to promote the importance of health-related physical fitness while exposing students to a wide variety of activities. I incorporate literacy strategies and project based learning into the physical education curriculum. I use several apps to assist in both teaching and learning. Students use data to track their progress and rate their physical fitness.


Wednesday June 10, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
A213

1:45pm

They text. They post. They game. But can they use technology to learn?
"How do you prepare today’s students with the proper foundational digital literacy skills students need for testing, college and career readiness, and life? Come learn about the tech curriculum MSD Mt Vernon has adopted for their students to address keyboarding, online safety, and more!"

Speakers
avatar for Learning.com

Learning.com

Learning.com


Wednesday June 10, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
C115

1:45pm

Creating a PDF Lesson Plan Form
This session will teach attendees to design their own lesson plan template in Microsoft Word, then export it to Adobe Acrobat to create a form they can print, attach in an electronic plan book, or save for future years. Once attendees are comfortable making lesson plan forms, they can create their own forms for a variety of uses. 

Speakers
avatar for Amy Moore

Amy Moore

Visual Arts Teacher, North Posey High School
Although teaching visual art is my passion, I love helping teachers learn how to use technology to make their jobs easier and their lesson more meaningful. | | I am currently in my fourth year of teaching visual arts at North Posey High School where I strive to integrate technology into everything from planning to teaching ceramics. I am especially fond of using free web-based tools to share information with students and parents. Like... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
A209

1:45pm

Engage Your Students with Kahoot and Quizlet
Kahoot is a review game that engages every student on every question. Questions can be simple recall to more complex. They get immediate feedback and it is very competitive, but most of all they love it.. People attending will learn how to set up the game for their classes, borrow from already made kahoots, and how to use the data to see what needs to be retaught.
Quzilet is another form of review that lets students use different formats to quiz themselves.
Attendees will learn how to enter questions and how to use different games from the one set of questions entered.
Both games require a mobile device (phone, iPad, etc)

Speakers
avatar for Rick Johnson

Rick Johnson

Mt. Vernon Junior High Social Studies Teacher, MVJH
I have taught for 37 years and realized early on that staying up with technology is a key to longevity and keeping students engaged makes classes go a lot more smoothly.


Wednesday June 10, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
A214

1:45pm

10 Teacher-Friendly Tools to Unleash Creativity
Creativity is now the highest level of Bloom's Taxonomy and today's media-rich environment makes it possible for students to express themselves creatively anytime. In this session, participants will learn about 10 simple, free and powerful tools that anyone can use to bring their ideas to life.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Wilhelmus

Tim Wilhelmus

Innovation, Curriculum, and Technology Specialist, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
Innovation, Curriculum and Technology Specialist. Frenetic Change-Agent. Playground Advocate. Learning Sherpa. Formidable and Renowned Swashbuckling Education Subversive.


Wednesday June 10, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
B109

1:45pm

Collaboration 3.0 - Breaking Down Your Classroom Walls with GAFE
If you are not collaborating and connecting with other schools, it is time to jump on board! As two of the essential 21st Century learning skills, collaboration and connected learning should be at the heart of every curriculum. In this session you will learn ways you can use Google to foster student engagement through global online connections. From “mystery hangouts” to political debates with students from other continents you will definitely be amazed at how you can transform your classroom with these cutting-edge collaboration and connected learning ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Clark

Holly Clark

Innovation Specialist, EdTechTeam
Holly Clark is a technology and innovation specialist from San Diego, California. She has been helping teachers redefine instruction in their classrooms by overseeing both 1:1 iPad and Chromebooks pilots and helping schools implement digital literacy programs. She is a Google Certified Teacher, National Board Certified Teacher, and holds an MA in Technology in Education from Columbia University. She has been working with technology integration... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
C122

1:45pm

Connecting Classrooms to the World
Class doesn’t have to be confined to the four walls of the classroom anymore. Powerful communication tools like Skype, Google Apps, Twitter and more can connect your students to other cultures and viewpoints as well as give them access to experts in your field. Includes great, thorough digital handouts. Learn how to use these free tools to turn your class global!

Speakers
avatar for Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Keynote Speaker, Ditch That Textbook
Matt Miller is a teacher, blogger and presenter from West Central Indiana. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He is the author of the book Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom and writes at the Ditch That Textbook blog about using technology and creative ideas in teaching. He is a Google Certified Innovator (Austin ’14), a PBS LearningMedia... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
C120

1:45pm

Crowd Sourcing Creative Commons Media
Come learn about creating your own crowd sourced Creative Commons media library for your students. Imagine no more worries about students using copyrighted images. No more questions about how or whether to cite an image. No more dodging advertisements and paid images all in search of a usable free one. All of this can be yours through participation in StudentMediaProject.com or via creation of your own solution. Come learn about both!

Speakers
avatar for Bill Gumula

Bill Gumula

eLearning Coach, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
Bill is an eLearning Coach helping to facilitate meaningful integration of technology to enrich instruction, engage students & develop 21st century skills. He is dedicated to enthusiastic, dynamic and technologically rich teaching as a means of creating and nurturing a lifelong love of learning in children. He has over 15 years of classroom experience and was the 2006 Outstanding High School Educator for Vanderburgh County. Currently he is a... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
B107

1:45pm

Access Control
Gone are the days of using metal keys to open doors.  Now ID badges can be used to gain access to school buildings.  Features of Access Control will be covered.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Pendley

Ron Pendley

Ron Pendley  has 40 plus years of experience in the security industry specializing in the electronic side of the industry.  Ron will be speaking on access control and video security.


Wednesday June 10, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
C117

1:45pm

Apex Learning Math and English Tutorials Grades 6-12

Gayle Denny, Education Consultant Apex Learning, will get you started with a teacher login for Apex Learning TUTORIALS at your school and have you set up in our Mt Vernon Apex Learning site with the classes you teach so you can preview Apex Learning Tutorials and be ready to use them in the fall with your students in English and Math grades 6-12.  You will have time to explore the Tutorial Outlines of each Tutorial and Explore the Modules within the Tutorials. 

You will see how to find student data and all the features of presenting that data to you as a teacher.  Mt Vernon has partnered with Apex Learning for the past 6 years and this Tutorial product is in its second year.


Speakers
JR

Jim Russo

I am an Apex Learning Senior Account Manager working with “large district” existing customers in Illinois and Indiana. | Based in the Chicago suburbs, I have been with Apex Learning for eight years, and in Education for15 years.


Wednesday June 10, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
A220

1:45pm

Classroom 2.0: Does Your Classroom Space Work?
With all of the change in instructional practice and  classroom technology over the past several decades, why is it that classroom spaces remain largely unchanged?  Forward-facing, tablet arm chairs in columns and rows, much like the classroom environment of our grandparents, continue to be the norm.   Steelcase, a 100 year old company based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has spent a decade researching learning environments.  In this session,  we’ll share the insights we’ve developed.  Participants will also see:  international classroom layouts, examine film exposing classroom activity of actual students working/learning, learn trends/issues faced by educational institutions, view an animation of what the “classroom of the future” could look like and learn about the documented results of our case study involving actual classroom trials.    Please join us for this engaging session!

Speakers
avatar for Steve Batdorf

Steve Batdorf

Regional Education Leader, Steelcase
Steve Batdorf is the K-12, Regional Leader in the Midwest for Steelcase Education Solutions. At Steelcase, we are focused on helping schools create the most effective, rewarding and inspiring learning environments to meet the evolving needs of students and educators. Through our insight-led research and innovative solutions  for learning spaces, we have a passion for understanding how learning best takes place and how smarter, active... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
B103

1:45pm

Collaborations on Caffeine with Canvas
Canvas is way more than just a platform for teacher webpages and collecting digital homework.  In this session we'll show you five built-in tools that makes Canvas an awesome platform for collaborating (and yes, we'll be going way beyond just an online discussion board).  

Speakers
avatar for Justin Hibbard

Justin Hibbard

K-12 Regional Director, Instructure
Before joining Instructure, Justin Hibbard worked in Maryland private schools for over ten years.  The first five years, he taught upper level Spanish and piloted the school’s first learning management system.  He became so excited about how technology could propel education that for the next five years he joined a large Baltimore area private school as the Educational Technology Specialist.  Because of his understanding of school systems... Read More →
avatar for Adam Pitcher

Adam Pitcher

Regional Director, Canvas by Instructure
Instructure Inc. (Canvas) was founded in 2008 with the purpose of disrupting the Learning Management System (LMS) market by setting a new, open standard for education technology. We believe that an LMS shouldn’t be a closed system. It should be an easy to use, powerful platform that easily integrates content and communication from everywhere. We believe technology is necessary, but not sufficient to improve education. Technology is only a tool... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
C121

1:45pm

Data Security - Yesterday's Controls Versus Today's Threats!
This session will discuss the importance of consistent user-awareness training as a key layer of an overall effective Information Security plan.  The session will talk about current threats facing organizations of all sizes and the increasing frequency of attacks that focus specifically on taking advantage of vulnerable users.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Mathis

Brad Mathis

Keller Schroeder
With over 26 years experience years experience years experience in the Information Technology field, Brad has experience in several diverse industries, including health care and financial services. Before joining Keller Schroeder, he was a Vice President at Old National Bank and served as their Corporate Network Security Manager and Network Information Security Officer. Prior to that, as an independent consultant, he... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
A211

1:45pm

Messy or Managed? Tips for Getting a Handle on Your District's Devices!
YouTube, Google, SSL, state testing, proxies, authentication… The promise of mobile devices for learning is high, but the challenges can be, too. Lightspeed Systems can help—with solutions to filter device access on and off campus, monitor student activity, control devices policies, push apps, and a lot more. And since these devices are being used in the classroom, a Teacher Dashboard lets IT manage district policies while teachers can easily manage classroom use. Whether you’re 1:1 or BYOD, iOS or Chromebook or Windows or Android, or some mix of it all, we’ll share tips and tools for getting your mobile learning program managed.

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Harley

Trevor Harley

K-12 Sales Rep, Lightspeed Systems
Trevor Harley graduated from Indiana University East and has been a Regional Sales Manager with Lightspeed Systems for the past year. Prior to working at Lightspeed, Trevor also worked in the Technology industry and is very familiar with IT solutions. He enjoys spending time with his family, as well as traveling with Lightspeed.


Wednesday June 10, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
C118

1:45pm

Optimized for Collaborative Learning
This session is designed to provide attendees with a “walk-up-and-use” experience
with an interactive display that supports a full range of learning settings, including whole-class, individual, duo, small-team and multi-team.  The new Promethean ActivPanel Touch transforms the traditional “front-of-the-classroom” interactive display into a collaborative learning center where multiple students can simultaneously share ideas, practice team-based problem solving, manipulate images and edit digital content.  ActivPanel Touch promotes active participation in whole-class or small-group lessons by providing vivid interactivity and engaging learning experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Debra Smith

Debra Smith

Education Integration Specialist, Pinnacle Computer Services, Inc.
Debra is the Education Integration Specialist for Pinnacle Computer Services, Inc.,  | representing Promethean education technology products.  She melded her  | experiences as a former Primary School Teacher and Director of Technology into  | an opportunity to work with Promethean products in transforming learning  | environments through the use of innovative classroom technology that motivates  | learning and... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
A217

1:45pm

Start Creating Meaningful, Authentic Assessments Today!
Are you looking for alternatives to the same-old, same-old assessments? Would you like to create projects and activities for your students that are more worthwhile and relevant? This session will cover authentic learning activities your students can easily do inside of Haiku Learning. We’ll showcase educator-created examples that engage and challenge students while providing them with a real-world purpose.

Speakers
avatar for Marlene Kroeker

Marlene Kroeker

Marlene is a Regional Account Executive at Haiku Learning, and before that she worked as a fundraiser in a non-profit organization whose primary focus was leadership development.  | Like many of the educators she works with, she has a love of learning and need for practicality. She knows teachers want tools that enhance what they’re already doing while helping to foster the 21st century skills students need. That’s why she... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
C116

1:45pm

School Change: A Lesson from Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares
Beyond foul-mouthed and blustery, Chef Gordon Ramsay is passionate about his craft with a talent for teaching others to be successful restaurateurs. From menus to serving customers, he reveals the knowledge, skills, and dispositions it takes to be successful.
As schools move to canned and microwaveable curriculums, schools are offering less in value to students. By analyzing Ramsay's change model, lessons are learned in becoming passionate about teaching and preparing great learning experiences for our students.

Speakers
avatar for Yancy Unger

Yancy Unger

K-12 Strategic Advisor, Five-Star Technologies
Yancy Unger is a passionate educational leader who works to connect the best educators with innovative learning practices. Visiting hundreds of schools and thousands of classrooms, Yancy encourages conscious competency in learning and incorporating technology.


Wednesday June 10, 2015 1:45pm - 3:30pm
A203

2:45pm

Discover What the Plus Can Do for You!

This session will provide an introduction to Google+ for personalized PD with a focus on the DOE Online Communities of Practice and Google Educator Groups. Learn how to leverage Google+ to connect with colleagues and enrich classroom experiences. Michelle will share strategies for establishing your online presence and tips for engaging in online communities.

This will be a hands-on session, so come prepared for some social learning and bring your device!


Speakers
avatar for Michelle Green

Michelle Green

eLearning Development Specialist, Indiana DOE
Google Certified Innovator. Coordinator for Hoosier Student Digital Leaders. Moderator of GEG Indiana, a G+ Community for GAFE users, and the #INeLearn Twitter Chat.


Wednesday June 10, 2015 2:45pm - 3:30pm
C107

2:45pm

Smilebox in Education
The purpose of this session is to demonstrate how to use Smilebox to create digital projects to document school activities throughout the school year. These projects can be shared electronically and saved by parents and students or be made into a printed product, if the parent or student wishes. Smilebox is an excellent tool teachers can use to help working parents share in their student's educational experience.

Speakers
avatar for Cami Vieke

Cami Vieke

Spanish Teacher, MVHS
My name is Cami Vieke. I have been teaching for 20 years. I have taught all levels of students---from three-year olds to adults. I am married and have two children. As a working parent and a teacher, I always missed out on field trips, parties, etc. for my children. I understand how it feels to miss out on the highlights of my child’s educational experience. When I taught in the elementary school, I documented the year for 6th grade... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 2:45pm - 3:30pm
A218

2:45pm

Getting Started with Haiku LMS
I will show you how I used Haiku in my classroom. Topics include, but are not limited to:
Creating backgrounds
Creating tests
Creating Tabs and Folders that you may use forever
Adding a variety of different items to your pages(Youtube videos, files, tests, etc.)
Connection to Google Docs and Drive

Speakers
avatar for Dave Purvis

Dave Purvis

7th Grade English Teacher, MVJHS
Dave is the language arts department chair at MVJHS, and he taught education courses at USI for 16 years. His wife works as a substance abuse counselor at Southwestern Behavioral Health, and his daughter is a senior at Indians University SE. His daugter studied for a semester in Australia, and she plans to return there to pursue her master's degree.


Wednesday June 10, 2015 2:45pm - 3:30pm
A214

2:45pm

How to Create Your Own Teacher Website
Attendees will learn how to create a free website using www.weebly.com. It is a great tool to use for communication with parents & students.  

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Barrett

Brandon Barrett

Social Studies Teacher, MSD North Posey County
The start of the 2014-15 school year began my 8th year of teaching. I began my teaching career at St. Philip Catholic School in Mt. Vernon and I came to North Posey in 2009. I currently teach U.S. History, Psychology, and Sociology. I am also the race director for the Valhalla 5K and in my previous year's I was the boy's and girl's tennis coach. | My personal life can be described in one word, BUSY! In May 2014, my wife Jill and I... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 2:45pm - 3:30pm
A213

2:45pm

11 Things to Know About Teaching without a Book
Taken as a content resource, textbooks offer a valuable starting point for learning, but too often textbooks become the box that we want our students to think outside of. Learning to cut ties with the textbook as the centerpiece of the classroom can be easier said than done, however. In this session, a 1:1 classroom veteran shares his observations and insights about what it takes to teach without a textbook in a classroom filled with learners and digital devices.



Speakers
avatar for Tim Wilhelmus

Tim Wilhelmus

Innovation, Curriculum, and Technology Specialist, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
Innovation, Curriculum and Technology Specialist. Frenetic Change-Agent. Playground Advocate. Learning Sherpa. Formidable and Renowned Swashbuckling Education Subversive.


Wednesday June 10, 2015 2:45pm - 3:30pm
B109

2:45pm

Ditch that Textbook
Engage students. Build relationships. Rekindle your love of teaching! The world is changing and becoming more and more digital every day. If education doesn’t change with it, our classrooms will become irrelevant in a world of ubiquitous information. Participants in this session will learn timeless techniques for using technology in the classroom that will withstand the passage of time, regardless of which websites come and go. They’ll leave inspired and motivated with practical tips for ditching their textbooks in favor of more digital means of learning.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Keynote Speaker, Ditch That Textbook
Matt Miller is a teacher, blogger and presenter from West Central Indiana. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He is the author of the book Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom and writes at the Ditch That Textbook blog about using technology and creative ideas in teaching. He is a Google Certified Innovator (Austin ’14), a PBS LearningMedia... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 2:45pm - 3:30pm
C120

2:45pm

Powerful Formal Assessment
Google tools allow teachers to quickly assess student understanding. Using these tools, teachers can  gain rich and valuable insight, without being forced  to give them long multiple choice tests and rely only on end of the unit exams. Learn all the ways you can gain valuable information about student learning in real time, gage student understanding before moving to a new concept, and involve all students by giving them all a voice.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Clark

Holly Clark

Innovation Specialist, EdTechTeam
Holly Clark is a technology and innovation specialist from San Diego, California. She has been helping teachers redefine instruction in their classrooms by overseeing both 1:1 iPad and Chromebooks pilots and helping schools implement digital literacy programs. She is a Google Certified Teacher, National Board Certified Teacher, and holds an MA in Technology in Education from Columbia University. She has been working with technology integration... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 2:45pm - 3:30pm
C122

2:45pm

Teach for Today - Essential Tech Skills
In Teach for TODAY participants will be exposed to values, skills and attributes considered essential for success in the 21st century. Each concept will be explored complete with useful tools for expansion, reinforcement, or introduction. Come learn how Team-driven, Outside-the-box, Disruptive and Authentic experiences combine with Yearning to outline essential learning, teaching and technology skills.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Gumula

Bill Gumula

eLearning Coach, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
Bill is an eLearning Coach helping to facilitate meaningful integration of technology to enrich instruction, engage students & develop 21st century skills. He is dedicated to enthusiastic, dynamic and technologically rich teaching as a means of creating and nurturing a lifelong love of learning in children. He has over 15 years of classroom experience and was the 2006 Outstanding High School Educator for Vanderburgh County. Currently he is a... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 2:45pm - 3:30pm
B107

2:45pm

Apex Learning Math and English Tutorials Grades 6-12

Gayle Denny, Education Consultant Apex Learning, will get you started with a teacher login for Apex Learning TUTORIALS at your school and have you set up in our Mt Vernon Apex Learning site with the classes you teach so you can preview Apex Learning Tutorials and be ready to use them in the fall with your students in English and Math grades 6-12.  You will have time to explore the Tutorial Outlines of each Tutorial and Explore the Modules within the Tutorials. 

You will see how to find student data and all the features of presenting that data to you as a teacher.  Mt Vernon has partnered with Apex Learning for the past 6 years and this Tutorial product is in its second year.


Speakers
JR

Jim Russo

I am an Apex Learning Senior Account Manager working with “large district” existing customers in Illinois and Indiana. | Based in the Chicago suburbs, I have been with Apex Learning for eight years, and in Education for15 years.


Wednesday June 10, 2015 2:45pm - 3:30pm
A220

2:45pm

Optimized for Collaborative Learning
This session is designed to provide attendees with a “walk-up-and-use” experience
with an interactive display that supports a full range of learning settings, including whole-class, individual, duo, small-team and multi-team.  The new Promethean ActivPanel Touch transforms the traditional “front-of-the-classroom” interactive display into a collaborative learning center where multiple students can simultaneously share ideas, practice team-based problem solving, manipulate images and edit digital content.  ActivPanel Touch promotes active participation in whole-class or small-group lessons by providing vivid interactivity and engaging learning experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Debra Smith

Debra Smith

Education Integration Specialist, Pinnacle Computer Services, Inc.
Debra is the Education Integration Specialist for Pinnacle Computer Services, Inc.,  | representing Promethean education technology products.  She melded her  | experiences as a former Primary School Teacher and Director of Technology into  | an opportunity to work with Promethean products in transforming learning  | environments through the use of innovative classroom technology that motivates  | learning and... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 2:45pm - 3:30pm
A217

2:45pm

Powerful but not Creepy: Canvas' Analytics and Outcomes
Canvas gathers the data that administrators, teachers, parents, and students need to be successful (only useful information that isn't creepy).  In this session, we'll show you Canvas' powerful analytic and outcomes tools so you can transform data points into powerful and effective teaching. 

Speakers
avatar for Justin Hibbard

Justin Hibbard

K-12 Regional Director, Instructure
Before joining Instructure, Justin Hibbard worked in Maryland private schools for over ten years.  The first five years, he taught upper level Spanish and piloted the school’s first learning management system.  He became so excited about how technology could propel education that for the next five years he joined a large Baltimore area private school as the Educational Technology Specialist.  Because of his understanding of school systems... Read More →
avatar for Adam Pitcher

Adam Pitcher

Regional Director, Canvas by Instructure
Instructure Inc. (Canvas) was founded in 2008 with the purpose of disrupting the Learning Management System (LMS) market by setting a new, open standard for education technology. We believe that an LMS shouldn’t be a closed system. It should be an easy to use, powerful platform that easily integrates content and communication from everywhere. We believe technology is necessary, but not sufficient to improve education. Technology is only a tool... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 2:45pm - 3:30pm
C121

2:45pm

Specialized Locks
Technology using non standard locks help keep school's cabinets and other storage areas secure.  Features of specialized locks will be covered. 

Speakers
avatar for Charlie Steber

Charlie Steber

Charlie Steber  has 40 plus years of experience in the security industry specializing in the designer and security hardware side of the industry.  Charlie will be speaking on High Security, key control, and specialized locks.


Wednesday June 10, 2015 2:45pm - 3:30pm
C117

2:45pm

Vulnerability Management - You Don't Know What You Don't Know Until You Know!
Ongoing vulnerability management is a critical layer of protection in protecting an environment.  This session will focus on common vulnerability management practices, the use of tools for performing vulnerability assessments, and the importance of assessing far more than operating system patches in your plan for mitigating risks associated with known vulnerabilities.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Mathis

Brad Mathis

Keller Schroeder
With over 26 years experience years experience years experience in the Information Technology field, Brad has experience in several diverse industries, including health care and financial services. Before joining Keller Schroeder, he was a Vice President at Old National Bank and served as their Corporate Network Security Manager and Network Information Security Officer. Prior to that, as an independent consultant, he... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 2:45pm - 3:30pm
A211

3:45pm