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Thursday, February 22
 

9:00am

Keynote - Personalized Learning
Personalizing Learning is called out in ESSA but do we really understand what personalizing learning is and does? This keynote will outline the many shades of personalized learning while also sharing resources education leaders can use to implement this powerful strategy in their school or district.

Speakers
KR

Kecia Ray

Nationally renowned as an educator and expert in the field of education technology, Dr. Ray | began her career as a middle school science teacher where she taught in one of the first 21st | Century classrooms in the state of Georgia and Tennessee. Her career includes designing | technology within the Frist Center for the Visual Arts and directing technology research through | Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Science Outreach programs. | After publishing an assessment to measure technology literacy in 1999, Dr. Ray conducted | research in the US, Canada and South Africa on the use of technology in the K-12 classroom and | the use of distance learning technologies to facilitate engaging learning environments. | Dr. Ray is a member of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) where she | was Chair of the ISTE Board of Directors until January, 2017. She also serves on the board of | eLearn Institute and serves on the Davidson County Community Education Commission. She | was appointed by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to the Advisory Council on Alternative | Education in 2013 and she served on the Board of Directors for the Montessori Accreditation | Council for Teacher Education from 2007-2012. | Dr. Ray was the recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2012 and 2014 and | awarded the ISTE lifetime achievement... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Ballroom

10:30am

Inspiring Teachers’ Use of Curriculum Videoconferencing: What Works!
Utilizing interactive video conferencing as an educational tool for delivering instruction or enriching curriculum expands student access to content, increases depth and relevance of learning experiences, provides opportunities for actively engaging students, and accommodates a variety of learning styles in the classroom. Learn how this technology, when implemented as an instructional strategy in a learner-centered environment, can positively impact teaching and learning in your classroom or school. Examples, best practices, and content resources will be discussed. 

Speakers
SP

Sue Porter

"Sue Porter worked as Instructional Technology Coordinator for Kent ISD for 10 years, responsible for distance learning—both video conferencing and online learning. She was one of the co-founders of TWICE, Michigan’s K-12 video conferencing organization and now works as the C... Read More →
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Elaine Shuck

Elaine offers practical advice and training in the effective use of collaborative technologies. She is passionate and energetic in her work and thrives on building relationships and connecting people. For close to two decades she has brought stimulating and engaging learning op... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Breakout Room E

10:30am

Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Developing Comprehensive High Quality Distance Education Programs
In this session, we will present essential components to consider when building and sustaining distance education programs. In discussing how our college's online nursing programs were developed, we will assert that high quality online programs require attention to both system-wide as well as minute details (i.e., forest and the trees). We will also present a set of evidence-based criteria that can be used to guide the success of these programs for learners, courses, and the program.

Speakers
LF

Linda Foley

Dr. Foley’s is the director of the MSN online nursing program at NMC. The MSN program began in 2000 as a face-to face program and then transformed into an online program in 2003.
EK

Eric Kyle

Dr. Kyle is the director of a teaching and learning center at NMC. He has also served as director of service-learning and been an instructional designer with interests in course development methods. Dr. Kyle has completed certification courses in online/blended learning and Quali... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Breakout Room B

10:30am

Great Digital Content; Where and How to Get It
Transitioning to digital sounds easy but it takes a lot of time on behalf of the teacher and curriculum leaders to make the transition. This session will focus on effective strategies for selecting digital content following the digital content guide developed by the Center for Digital Education.

Speakers
KR

Kecia Ray

Nationally renowned as an educator and expert in the field of education technology, Dr. Ray | began her career as a middle school science teacher where she taught in one of the first 21st | Century classrooms in the state of Georgia and Tennessee. Her career includes designing | technology within the Frist Center for the Visual Arts and directing technology research through | Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Science Outreach programs. | After publishing an assessment to measure technology literacy in 1999, Dr. Ray conducted | research in the US, Canada and South Africa on the use of technology in the K-12 classroom and | the use of distance learning technologies to facilitate engaging learning environments. | Dr. Ray is a member of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) where she | was Chair of the ISTE Board of Directors until January, 2017. She also serves on the board of | eLearn Institute and serves on the Davidson County Community Education Commission. She | was appointed by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to the Advisory Council on Alternative | Education in 2013 and she served on the Board of Directors for the Montessori Accreditation | Council for Teacher Education from 2007-2012. | Dr. Ray was the recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2012 and 2014 and | awarded the ISTE lifetime achievement... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Breakout Room D

10:30am

College Placement Alternatives to Improve Readiness, Retention and Completion
Success employing EdReady to personalize math and English review led educators to see a powerful alternative to traditional college placement methods. Through a partnership with NROC, ACT now offers CollegeReady to support multiple measures admissions policies with a student-centered placement approach. Student paths to mastery are accelerated through individualized instruction informed by real-time feedback and data reporting. Learn how this new tool promises to improve college readiness, retention, and completion.

Speakers
RD

Rob Dennis

ACT State Lead - Nebraska, ACT Inc.
State Lead, Nebraska, Colorado, & Wyoming | Client Relations
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Terri Rowenhorst

Terri works closely with institutional members of the non-profit NROC Project, a community fueled by the belief that everyone is entitled to an education, regardless of their financial or social circumstances. With a focus on college and career readiness, NROC works collaborative... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Breakout Room C

10:30am

All Students Should Get to Go to School- Even When They Can't - Ryan's Story
Ryan’s story is about an 8th-grade boy who was injured the week before school started and his journey to stay in school while in the hospital undergoing several surgeries and recovering at home for over two months. The story is told through the lens of Ryan, his parents and his teachers. The technology used (Zoom, iPads, Voice-to-type, etc.) to make this possible will also be highlighted.

Speakers
avatar for Molly Aschoff

Molly Aschoff

Digital Learning Coordinator, Educational Service Unit #8
Molly Aschoff is the Digital Learning Coordinator at ESU #8 in Neligh, NE. In the area of Distance Learning she supports instructional design for teachers teaching distance-learning courses including the development of instructional strategies, course materials, assessment techn... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Ted Style Talk Ballroom

10:30am

Creating a “pretzel” classroom - one that is ‘flexible’
Creating a classroom space that is brain-friendly and brain-body friendly for reflective thinking, movement around the room, choice by students, and ease of collaboration is possible in large and small classrooms and elementary and high-school classrooms. Attend this session to review and discuss what works in creating a flexible classroom environment as captured during classroom visits.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Kabes

Beth Kabes

Director of Blended and Distance Learning, ESU Coordinating Council
Beth is the Director of BlendEd and Distance Learning for ESUCC of Nebraska. She enjoys traveling to schools and observing classrooms that are utilizing blended learning environments. Beth also supports and coordinates statewide virtual course exchange and content field trip with... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Ted Style Talk Ballroom

10:30am

Teaching From Your Why
Adapted from the Simon Sinek book “Start with Why,” this talk will explore how aligning your lessons with your WHY can create a powerful classroom environment. We will investigate Simon's ideas within the role of education and discover practical ways to implement those ideas for your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jamey Boelhower

Jamey Boelhower

Educational Tech Coordinator & Integration Consultant, Central Community College
Jamey Boelhower is a husband and father to six children. He has had been in education for 18 years. He is currently the Education Tech Coordinator & Integration Consultant for Central Community College. Jamey has been a presenter at International conferences, Deeper Learning 20... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Ted Style Talk Ballroom

11:30am

OER Commons: High Quality and Free Content Resources
Open Educational Resources (OER), in the past, have been challenging to find and evaluate. OER Commons has created partnerships with numerous content creators, to share high-quality free resources. OER Commons can be used to locate, curate, organize and deliver free to use digital resources.

Speakers
avatar for Craig Hicks

Craig Hicks

Technology Integration Specialist, Educational Service Unit #13
This is currently my 31st year in education and 21st year as a technology trainer at ESU 13. I am currently a co-chair of the Nebraska BlendEd Initiative and focused on helping teachers implement blended strategies in their classroom.


Thursday February 22, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Breakout Room B

11:30am

Serving the Frontier at ESU 13: Leveraging Professional Development for Rural Educators
This session will focus on the findings of research in ESU13 which found support for leveraging digital environments for professional development. The Cadre model will be discussed as it relates to building relationships through professional networks in a large rural region. Tips on designing and delivering quality professional development supported with strong engagement in digital environments will be included.

Speakers
DJ

Dr. Julie Downing

Julie Downing has been a staff developer at ESU13 for ten years. She works to support rural educators in the panhandle in curriculum, assessment and instruction. She serves as a strategist for the state staff development affiliate and works collaboratively to find innovative wa... Read More →
BP

BJ Peters

BJ has been the Technology Director/Distance Learning Coordinator of ESU13 in Scottsbluff since 1998. He is on the leadership team of the ESUCC Teaching and Learning with Technology group and a member of the new NDE Future Ready Schools Task Force.


Thursday February 22, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Breakout Room E

11:30am

Learning Environments; What the classroom should look like.
Personalizing instruction requires a rethinking of classroom space. This session will highlight trends and research related to learning spaces while giving participants a chance to practice redesigning their own classrooms. Laptop computers required. 

Speakers
KR

Kecia Ray

Nationally renowned as an educator and expert in the field of education technology, Dr. Ray | began her career as a middle school science teacher where she taught in one of the first 21st | Century classrooms in the state of Georgia and Tennessee. Her career includes designing | technology within the Frist Center for the Visual Arts and directing technology research through | Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Science Outreach programs. | After publishing an assessment to measure technology literacy in 1999, Dr. Ray conducted | research in the US, Canada and South Africa on the use of technology in the K-12 classroom and | the use of distance learning technologies to facilitate engaging learning environments. | Dr. Ray is a member of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) where she | was Chair of the ISTE Board of Directors until January, 2017. She also serves on the board of | eLearn Institute and serves on the Davidson County Community Education Commission. She | was appointed by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to the Advisory Council on Alternative | Education in 2013 and she served on the Board of Directors for the Montessori Accreditation | Council for Teacher Education from 2007-2012. | Dr. Ray was the recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2012 and 2014 and | awarded the ISTE lifetime achievement... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Breakout Room D

11:30am

The Power of Collaboration

Break down the walls of your classroom, school, or organization and collaborate. Why? The benefits in engaging learning experiences for your students and staff. Collaborate with students, other teachers, another whole school, or across regions. Examples will inspire your next collaboration.

Blog: http://blog.janinelim.com/ 



Speakers
avatar for Janine Lim

Janine Lim

Associate Dean, Online Higher Education, Andrews University
Janine Lim, PhD, currently serves as associate dean for online higher education in the School of Distance Education at Andrews University, in Berrien Springs, MI. She and her team support over 200 online courses, provide training for faculty teaching online, and work with the cam... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Breakout Room C

11:30am

Buyer Beware! How to be a Good Consumer of Digital Education
Digital Education is a growing and volatile market. A compound annual growth rate of 15% is projected to continue. We are taking about billions of dollars annually and make no mistake, the TechEd industry is targeting you as a consumer. Protect yourself by defining your needs and asking tough questions. 

Speakers
BW

Barbara Wolf Shousha

Barbara Wolf Shousha, M.Ed is the Director of the University of Nebraska High School and Associate Director for NU Online. She has been a German Teacher, an Instructional Designer, and a Corporate Trainer. She is passionate about Nebraska schools and quality service to students... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Ted Style Talk Ballroom

11:30am

Personalized Learning on a Continuum: Strategies that Work for Different Teacher Archetypes
Preparing students to thrive in a rapidly changing world will require significant instructional shifts. We must meet educators where they are and provide them with the support they need to transform their practice. But where do we start? Join Jeff Liberty to learn about what BetterLesson has learned from coaching hundreds of teachers in North America to shift their practice towards systems of learning that are highly blended, engaging, and personalized.

Speakers
JL

Jeff Liberty

Jeff Liberty is an educational innovator with over twenty years of experience as a teacher, an urban school reformer, and a founding principal of a 6-12 charter school in Boston. Jeff joined BetterLesson in 2014 to design and lead the Blended Master Teacher Project and now serves... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Ted Style Talk Ballroom

11:30am

Real Stakes. Real Time. Real Experience. Real Outcomes.
One of the challenges in higher education is providing authentic high-stakes experiences that simulates real-world-practice. Even more challenging is customizing that experience to individual career goals in specific fields of study, while also providing appropriate scaffolding and mentoring, to ensure “safety-nets” for the various stakeholders involved. How can such opportunities be fostered through existing mechanisms? This presentation showcases how practicing instructional designers can facilitate these opportunities through a mentor-apprentice model, via graduate-practicum credit-courses.
http://go.unl.edu/NDLA_realstakes

Speakers
FA

Fitsum Abebe

I am a graduate assistant in the UNL-ITS Learning & Collaborative Technologies unit, pursuing my PhD in Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education. My research interest in improving teaching and learning using technology, and my career goal is to become an Instructional Designer a... Read More →
avatar for Roz Hussin

Roz Hussin

Instructional Design Technology Specialist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Originally an architect by profession, Roz Hussin began her career in education as an adjunct faculty, then shifted to academic-management and program-development in an international consortium-university, and finally to instructional design. She is currently an Instructional Des... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Ted Style Talk Ballroom

1:15pm

Jazz up the Student Engagement in Your Online Courses
Tired of the same old activities in your online courses? Get inspired for increasing student engagement with this fast paced review of strategies and activities. A blend of Fink’s significant learning experiences and social networking activities will be shared.

Blog:  http://blog.janinelim.com/

Speakers
avatar for Janine Lim

Janine Lim

Associate Dean, Online Higher Education, Andrews University
Janine Lim, PhD, currently serves as associate dean for online higher education in the School of Distance Education at Andrews University, in Berrien Springs, MI. She and her team support over 200 online courses, provide training for faculty teaching online, and work with the cam... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Breakout Room C

1:15pm

Do Not Accommodate. Include!
Online students living with disabilities are invisible and often fail to self-identify thereby presenting unique challenges to educators. This presentation will examine the dichotomy of course development from the often divergent perspectives of university faculty and instructional designers. Faculty approach course design from the perspective of "content is king" and instructional designers operate from the "delivery is supreme" perspective. This presentation will combine both perspectives to ensure course content is fully accessible to all learners.

Speakers
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Ogbonnaya Akpa

Ogbonnaya Akpa is an Instructional Technologist at Doane University with 10+ years in K-20 teaching and related experiences. He is passionate about using evidence-based principles and strategies to enhance learning in technology enabled learning environments. He also loves sharin... Read More →
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Olimpia Leite-Trambly

Olimpia Leite-Trambly is and Instructional Design Specialist with the University of Nebraska online organization and housed on the Kearney campus. She possesses a Masters degree in instructional design and is committed to providing individual support to university faculty and st... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Breakout Room B

1:15pm

Getting Beyond Time & Place Constraints: Blended Learning inAction
Transforming teaching and learning takes leadership, and innovation. Turning to distance-learning-appropriate blended learning, education leaders use technology to enable and integrate brick-and-mortar and online experiences. As the leader in differentiated instruction, Achieve3000® is on the forefront of that innovation. With the only patented online methodology for differentiated instruction, blended learning leaders turn to Achieve3000 to deliver tangible results, make measurable gains and transform their physical and virtual classrooms. Please join us for an exciting discussion.

Speakers
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Almitra Berry-Jones, Ed.D.

She has presented at scores of state, national, and international conferences on the topics of leadership, curriculum reform, and meeting the needs of students at-risk.


Thursday February 22, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Breakout Room E

1:15pm

How the Nebraska Schools Shared Digital Collection is increasing access to digital content across the state.
Learn how hundreds of schools across the state are providing their students with access to thousands of premium eBooks and audiobooks through the Nebraska Schools Shared Digital Collection. We’ll explore all the benefits of providing digital content and discuss how this powerful sharing dynamic provides students with access to far more digital titles than any individual school could purchase on its own. 

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Dickinson

Joseph Dickinson

OverDrive
Since 2006, Joe Dickinson has helped thousands of schools and districts world-wide impliment easy-to-use collections of digital materials for library, curriculm, professional development and more.


Thursday February 22, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Breakout Room D

2:15pm

HYPERDOCS are Needed in Your Learning Life
H-higher order thinking skills for students to apply to the real world
Y-you'll also add lower level checks for understanding
P-pertinence to any subject area and all learning styles
E-engage, explore, explain, apply, share, reflect, extend
R-really fabulous examples to start from or templates to create your own
D-documents, spreadsheets, forms, Padlets, Flipgrids, Thinglink, iMovie/WeVideo, Evernote, maps...the possibilities of extracting student knowledge are endless
O-open to traditional classroom learning or blended learning
C-content introduction, content knowledge, content mastery, continuous learning, continuous review
S-suitable to use on any platform, open to any type of device as long as you have Internet connectivity

Come see why & how Hyperdocs can help your learning life!

Presentation link, click here.

Speakers
avatar for Crys Bauermeister

Crys Bauermeister

School Librarian, Pierce Jr Sr High School
Crys Bauermeister leads students to their learning at Pierce Jr Sr High School. She currently teaches computer classes and is the school librarian. With over 15 years of teaching experience, she fully knows that learning takes place every day for both students and teachers. Follo... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Breakout Room D

2:15pm

Creating Learning Environments that Build Coaching Capacity
Join BetterLesson team members as they share their experience with building coach capacity and developing a strong community of on-site and virtual instructional leaders. Learn how to attract, retain, and develop top coaching talent and create professional learning systems and structures that facilitate collaboration and innovation. Leave with concrete strategies for creating ongoing professional learning opportunities for coaches and scaling the impact of school, district, and network coaches. 

Speakers
JL

Jeff Liberty

Jeff Liberty is an educational innovator with over twenty years of experience as a teacher, an urban school reformer, and a founding principal of a 6-12 charter school in Boston. Jeff joined BetterLesson in 2014 to design and lead the Blended Master Teacher Project and now serves... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Breakout Room E

2:15pm

Expeditions - Taking Your Class To Places They Only Dream Of
Imagine exploring coral reefs or the surface of Mars in an afternoon. With Expeditions, teachers can take students on immersive, virtual journeys. Field trips using Expeditions, can go virtually anywhere from Machu Picchu to Antarctica to the International Space Station - where will you take your class? Join the session to experience a virtual expedition to El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, California and The Great Wall of China. Details and information will be shared how to get started with Expeditions, Tips and Tricks, and examples of working with devices on a closed network.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Kabes

Beth Kabes

Director of Blended and Distance Learning, ESU Coordinating Council
Beth is the Director of BlendEd and Distance Learning for ESUCC of Nebraska. She enjoys traveling to schools and observing classrooms that are utilizing blended learning environments. Beth also supports and coordinates statewide virtual course exchange and content field trip with... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Breakout Room B

2:15pm

Flipping your classroom: Practical Strategies and Ideas
Flipped classrooms, a recent buzzword, means moving lectures to outside of class, and having more creative, interactive activities during class. But how does that really work? Bring your syllabus and participate in a workshop to thoughtfully redesign your course.

Resources on Blog:  http://blog.janinelim.com/

Speakers
avatar for Janine Lim

Janine Lim

Associate Dean, Online Higher Education, Andrews University
Janine Lim, PhD, currently serves as associate dean for online higher education in the School of Distance Education at Andrews University, in Berrien Springs, MI. She and her team support over 200 online courses, provide training for faculty teaching online, and work with the cam... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Breakout Room C

3:15pm

Zoom 2.0 - The great video meeting experience got better
Zoom video conferencing is now part of our everyday lives. Why…….Because it works……..every time! But there are a number of features that are incorporated into Zoom that you need to use to enhance your meeting experience. We all know about Zoom’s ease of use and quality of audio & video, but Zoom now gives you dual camera capability, webinars, virtual backgrounds, polling, simultaneous screen sharing, breakout rooms and more.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Jones

Scott Jones

Other, esu 16
Scott is the director of technology for ESU16 and coordinates the distance learning programs for ESU 16 and 15.
BP

BJ Peters

BJ has been the Technology Director/Distance Learning Coordinator of ESU13 in Scottsbluff since 1998. He is on the leadership team of the ESUCC Teaching and Learning with Technology group and a member of the new NDE Future Ready Schools Task Force.


Thursday February 22, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Breakout Room E

3:15pm

Maximizing Reach, Learning, and Reflection with Online Professional Development
What are all the ways you can learn online? Mentoring, blended learning, just-in-time learning, personal learning networks, xMOOCs, cMOOCs, LOOCs, collaborative projects, and more! Come for a fast-paced look at a selection of methods and models for facilitating learning for others or jump-starting your own learning.

Resources can be found on this blog:  http://blog.janinelim.com/

Speakers
avatar for Janine Lim

Janine Lim

Associate Dean, Online Higher Education, Andrews University
Janine Lim, PhD, currently serves as associate dean for online higher education in the School of Distance Education at Andrews University, in Berrien Springs, MI. She and her team support over 200 online courses, provide training for faculty teaching online, and work with the cam... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Breakout Room C

3:15pm

It Takes a Village: The Teaching Team Supporting Distance Hybrid Health Science Professional Programs
Teaching in a distance hybrid, format places unique demands on institutions and core faculty. The Higher Learning Commission identifies specific standards related to the quality of distance education. Consideration must be given to ensure the roles of teaching team members (adjunct and special faculty, lab and teaching assistants) are clearly identified and appropriate processes are in place to support the unique communication, orientation, on-going training, and evaluation needs of the academic team.  

Speakers
AB

Alfred Bracciano

Alfred Bracciano, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA is Professor in Occupational Therapy Department at Creighton University. Dr. Bracciano is the Alaska Distance Pathway Coordinator, a collaborative inter-institutional occupational therapy educational program with University of Alaska-Anchorage... Read More →
LJ

Lou Jensen

Lou Jensen, OTD, OTR/L is Assistant Professor in the Occupational Therapy Department at Creighton University. She is the Greater Omaha Pathway Coordinator and Neurology Fellowship Coordinator for the department of Occupational Therapy.
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Angela Lampe

Angela Lampe, OTD, OTR/L is Assistant Professor and Director of Occupational Therapy Distance Education for the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions at Creighton University. She has a background in health care compliance, quality, and administration and is currently complet... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Breakout Room B

3:15pm

Addressing Critical Skills with Digital Tools
Striking a balance between technology integration and engagement can be challenging when teaching financial literacy, STEM careers, character education or digital responsibility. Learn how to bring these topics alive with the EVERFI learning lessons. During this session, attendees will learn how to set up, implement, and monitor student progress on our free programs. Please bring a device to the session.



Speakers

Thursday February 22, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Breakout Room D
 
Friday, February 23
 

8:30am

Professionally Driven: Empowering ALL Educators to be PD
Every educator enters the profession wanting to make a difference. I also believe they innately love to learn. However, traditional professional development quickly conditions educators into fixed mindsets. With PD that focuses on “training” more than real learning, educators can quickly become passive and disengaged. We need to rethink the adult learning environment just as much as the student learning environments. We need to empower all educators to be problem-seekers and support them on their journey to be problem-solvers. Doing so will shift the letters PD from a "thing we do," to a true description of our best educator-selves: Professionally Driven.

Speakers
JB

Jarod Bormann

Jarod Bormann is a Technology Integration Specialist at the Keystone Area Education Agency in NE Iowa. He received his Masters in Instructional Technology through the University of Northern Iowa, and is currently an adjunct professor for the same masters program. Jarod taught mid... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Ballroom

9:45am

Blended Learning: A “Visible” Journey
If mastery is the goal, and personalization is the challenge, then blended learning is our solution! Blended learning isn’t just about technology; it is all-around good teaching! ESU 10 is engaging schools in blended learning promising practices supported by John Hattie’s Visible Learning research. We are proud to tell our ESU 10 teachers' blended learning stories.  

Speakers
avatar for Peg Coover

Peg Coover

Teaching & Learning Coordinator, Educational Service Unit #10
I am a Teaching & Learning Coordinator at ESU 10, where I work with teachers and administrators in the area of Educational Technology and Blended Learning.. Prior to that I was a math and science teacher for 21 years! I am also honored to be a NETA board member.
avatar for Crystal Hurt

Crystal Hurt

Teaching & Learning Coordinator, Educational Service Unit 10
I am a Teaching & Learning Coordinator at ESU 10, focusing on Blended/Personalized Learning, Literacy, Curriculum and Edtech. I also coach Speech at UNK. I am proud to be a Schoology Ambassador! Prior to this position I taught ELA in grades 7-12 and coached HS Speech.


Friday February 23, 2018 9:45am - 10:30am
Breakout Room C

9:45am

Personalizing Professional Development to Create Student-Centered Classrooms
Given differences in experience, each teacher needs a personalized support system to make his/her classroom more student-centered. Join BetterLesson’s personalized learning experts to learn how to identify where teachers are in their personalized learning journey. Test the notion that there are different teacher “archetypes” and explore the ways in which support for each teacher archetype needs to differ. Leave with clear strategies for identifying and supporting each teacher archetype in your community.

Speakers
JL

Jeff Liberty

Jeff Liberty is an educational innovator with over twenty years of experience as a teacher, an urban school reformer, and a founding principal of a 6-12 charter school in Boston. Jeff joined BetterLesson in 2014 to design and lead the Blended Master Teacher Project and now serves... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 9:45am - 10:30am
Breakout Room B

9:45am

Engaging students in virtual (and in person!) presentations.
Learn new techniques and share your favorite strategies to build interactivity and engagement in virtual programs. We will take a virtual field trip to the Zoo to see some ways to make programs interactive. Then everyone will have a chance to share their own favorite activities and engagement strategies. Classroom teachers are encouraged to attend and participate.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Brunette

Peter Brunette

Outreach Coordinator, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium
Peter seeks to ignite a passion for conservation and science in children and adults in his position at the Zoo. He previously taught science at Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles and was the Director for two Mathnasium Learning Centers in Minnesota. He has 20 years of performing... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 9:45am - 10:30am
Breakout Room E

9:45am

Professional Development and Growth Mindset

The term Growth Mindset is becoming more ubiquitous in education. However, it’s more than just saying “yet” 50 times a day. What does a growth mindset mean for an educator? How do we move those “reluctant” educators from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset? Walk through a tangible process with Jarod as he leads an activity he uses to kick-off the Professionally Driven model.



Speakers
JB

Jarod Bormann

Jarod Bormann is a Technology Integration Specialist at the Keystone Area Education Agency in NE Iowa. He received his Masters in Instructional Technology through the University of Northern Iowa, and is currently an adjunct professor for the same masters program. Jarod taught mid... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 9:45am - 10:30am
Breakout Room D

10:45am

What's New in Google
Learn about the latest and greatest resources and tools Google offers to enhance your student's educational experience. Google has made some great additions to their tools as well as some fun new things to experience. Come be inspired!

Presentation here

Speakers
avatar for Tina Sauser

Tina Sauser

Technology Integrationist, Educational Service Unit #8
I have been in education for 17 years. I began my professional career as an elementary teacher where I taught 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5th grade. I then transffered into the technology realm of education where I have spent the last 11 years. I love working with teachers and students to... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 10:45am - 11:30am
Breakout Room C

10:45am

Hands-on with Videoconferencing for Rookie Providers
Virtual Field Trip providers new to interactive videoconferencing can attend this session to see various kinds of equipment and practice connecting to a remote site. Participants will be able to practice using a remote, work with cameras, discuss microphone options and placement, and have questions answered. Zoom on laptops or mobile devices will be available for practice, even in front of a green screen with custom images as a background.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Everett

Jason Everett

Blended Learning Coordinator, Educational Service Unit #10
Distance Learning and Blended Learning Coordinator at ESU 10 in Kearney, Nebraska.


Friday February 23, 2018 10:45am - 11:30am
Breakout Room E

10:45am

Professional Development and Intrinsic Motivation
Should we use badges? Micro-Credentials? What's the best way to “motivate” educators to continue their learning? Jarod will lead a large group discussion around these questions and offer insight from his experience in developing the Professionally Driven model and helping schools implement it.

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Jarod Bormann

Jarod Bormann is a Technology Integration Specialist at the Keystone Area Education Agency in NE Iowa. He received his Masters in Instructional Technology through the University of Northern Iowa, and is currently an adjunct professor for the same masters program. Jarod taught mid... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 10:45am - 11:30am
Breakout Room D

10:45am

Active Learning for Asynchronous Online Learners
Active learning improves content knowledge retention, promotes critical thinking, and increases students’ enthusiasm for learning. But the most popular active learning techniques center around students working together in a classroom setting. How can we accomplish active learning in online and blended courses where students are working asynchronously? This presentation will demonstrate and explore several free tools for incorporating elements of active learning and gamification into your asynchronous course.

Speakers
avatar for Zara Risoldi Cochrane

Zara Risoldi Cochrane

Director of Distance Pharmacy Education, Creighton University
Zara Risoldi Cochrane, PharmD, MS is the Director of Distance Pharmacy Education at Creighton University, where she also teaches an online course in literature evaluation and evidence-based practice for pharmacy students. Dr. Risoldi Cochrane has previously presented scholarly w... Read More →
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Amy Pick

Amy Pick, PharmD, BCOP is the Director of the Office of Faculty and Staff Development at Creighton University, where she assists colleagues with the implementation of teaching strategies and improvements. Additionally, Dr. Pick teaches in several blended pharmacy and online nurs... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 10:45am - 11:30am
Breakout Room B

11:45am

Digital Dialogue: Promoting student discussion, reflection and inquiry in online spaces
Use online time more efficiently and promote more collaborative work for your students by enhancing opportunities for digital dialogue. Improve online discussions with your LMS and also external tools such as blogs, backchannels, and collaborative documents. Learn teaching practices, student scaffolds, and management tips for various learning stages and time for delivery. Research shows that learning occurs best when students have the opportunity to discuss, therefore promote deeper learning with digital dialogue.

View resources by joining this course: http://esu8.instructure.com/courses/421

Speakers
avatar for Katie Morrow

Katie Morrow

Instructional Technology Facilitator, ESU 8
Katie Morrow currently serves as Instructional Technology Facilitator for ESU 8 in Neligh, Nebraska. Her past experiences include elementary through middle school teacher and technology integration specialist. Whether teaching in the classroom, facilitating graduate courses, or l... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 11:45am - 12:30pm
Breakout Room D

11:45am

The Uberization of Education: Rethinking Success
It’s a common story, a graduate sets out in pursuit of a degree or job only to hit an immediate roadblock - their current math skills or English skills don’t measure up. Is it time for us to rethink our MO? Let’s spend some time taking a peek into the future of work and the 7 megatrends that will influence education -and then focus on tools to help ensure students succeed in academics and life.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Kabes

Beth Kabes

Director of Blended and Distance Learning, ESU Coordinating Council
Beth is the Director of BlendEd and Distance Learning for ESUCC of Nebraska. She enjoys traveling to schools and observing classrooms that are utilizing blended learning environments. Beth also supports and coordinates statewide virtual course exchange and content field trip with... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 11:45am - 12:30pm
Breakout Room C

11:45am

Engaging Students with PowToon
Millennials have a reputation for being tech-savvy and generation Z is considered the most connected generation. Regardless of generation, research suggests engaging students in the learning process increases their attention and focus and promotes higher-level critical thinking. Instructors who engage students are leading them to academic success. Participants attending this presentation will receive hands-on instruction learning how to create a PowToon, a cutting-edge and easy-to-use animated video tool sure to engage all students.
- Bringing your laptop to this session will allow you a better hands-on experience learning to use PowToon. 
- We will sign up for PowToon for the hands-on component of this session. You may sign up prior to the session if wanted.

 

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Angela Lampe

Angela Lampe, OTD, OTR/L is Assistant Professor and Director of Occupational Therapy Distance Education for the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions at Creighton University. She has a background in health care compliance, quality, and administration and is currently complet... Read More →
avatar for Caroline Silva

Caroline Silva

Creighton University
Caroline Silva, B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in management, is a second year occupational therapy student at Creighton University’s doctoral program. Caroline has experience with K-12 after school program hands-on activities, mentoring and tutoring in th... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 11:45am - 12:30pm
Breakout Room B

11:45am

NCAA and Digital Education
Digital Education options offer many advantages to students but for student athletes, NCAA policy weighs in. In addition to the normal policies that exist for student athlete eligibility, the NCAA has guidelines for digital education. The University of Nebraska High School will speak to how schools should:
• Be clear on how to protect student athlete eligibility
• Understand the guidelines for digital education
• Know when to pose questions and ask for guidance

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Ray Henning

Ray Henning has an MA in Secondary Counseling and is an Academic Adviser with the University of Nebraska High School. He previously worked for many years in Lincoln and Norris Public Schools. He has worked with countless student athletes over more than 30 years of coaching foot... Read More →
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Barbara Wolf Shousha

Barbara Wolf Shousha, M.Ed is the Director of the University of Nebraska High School and Associate Director for NU Online. She has been a German Teacher, an Instructional Designer, and a Corporate Trainer. She is passionate about Nebraska schools and quality service to students... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 11:45am - 12:30pm
Breakout Room E