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Thursday, February 14
 

9:00am

Getting Personal to Get Global
Now more than ever the goals of education are shifting to prepare learners for an uncertain, global future.  By embracing methods and stances that personalize learning we can actually nurture meaningful engagement with the world and give our learners practice with the tools and skills they will need in order to thrive.


Thursday February 14, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Ballroom

10:30am

Become a Connected Educator!
The Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) in partnership with Cisco, provides an integrated collaboration solution for educators, content providers and administrators to join a PLN, find Virtual Collaborations, and earn a micro-credential, Connected Educator badges.  Learn how to become involved in this community and earn a Connected Educator badge while demonstrating your ability to use world-class collaboration technologies. Join our session and expand your classroom environment.  If unable to join the conference you may join this session via Facebook Live. (Facebook Link Here)


Thursday February 14, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Room E

10:30am

Creating a Learning Centered Syllabus
For better or worse, the syllabus sets the tone for your course and the upcoming semester. Does your syllabus read like a contract: full of legalese, policies, and penalties? Or is it an invitation to students that promises engagement, creativity, and a collaborative learning environment? In this session, we’ll discuss easy-to-implement strategies for creating a syllabus that’s learner-centered and which puts the spotlight squarely on student learning. “Infographic”-style syllabi will also be reviewed.

Speakers

Thursday February 14, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Garratt

10:30am

Making your Canvas course and content accessible

The number of postsecondary students identified as having a disability in the U.S.A. represent 6% (over 1 million) of the student body.

Beyond the institutional responsibility to meet the reasonable request for student accommodations, instructors should provide course content which ensures greater accessibility for all students.  

This session will introduce how to create accessible Canvas courses, educational documents and media.


Thursday February 14, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Room F

10:30am

Put yourself in the shoes of a learner in a personalized environment with Matt and Courtney.
Experience some of the tools and strategies of personalization, then work through the first steps to bringing the tools to your learning community. This is a double session.


Thursday February 14, 2019 10:30am - 12:15pm
D

11:30am

Evidence of Parity of Student Learning Among Compressed (Online) Term and Traditional Courses
Evidence of parity of student learning is important to ensure students enrolled in compressed term courses (online and face-to-face) are equivalent to students who are learning in traditional term courses.  Given the significant growth in online courses, HLC requirements, and specialized accreditation, examining evidence of parity is essential. The presentation will illustrate the data used to provide evidence of parity at Creighton University as well as the process, timeline, and data reporting processes. 


Thursday February 14, 2019 11:30am - 11:45am
Room F

11:30am

How Video is Changing K-12 in Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula
In this session see yourself using live video conferencing to explore bringing the world into your classroom.  Not only are students more actively engaged but also a variety of learning styles are readily accommodated.  Experience how video collaboration is becoming an accepted way of life for both teachers and students on the Kenai Peninsula. During this live session, high school students along with their teacher present their reflections on how they have successfully implemented interactive videoconferencing collaborations for a new curriculum experience.


Thursday February 14, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm
Room E

11:30am

Preparing Students for the Real World
EVERFI empowers teachers to bring critical skills education into their classrooms. With digital lessons focused on topics like financial literacy, entrepreneurship, STEM exploration, and health & wellness, EVERFI helps schools and educators prepare their students to be successful in the real world. Thanks to hundreds of partners who share this mission, EVERFI provides these resources to K-12 schools and students free of charge.

Attendees will be given login credentials, standards-alignment documents, lesson plans and ongoing technical and curriculum support. Please bring your laptop so that you will have an opportunity to preview the courses.

Exhibitors

Thursday February 14, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm
Garratt

1:00pm

TIS Meeting
Speakers

Thursday February 14, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm

1:15pm

Assessing Online Courses for ADA Accessible Design
We will discuss how applying Universal Design can help comply with ADA standards and equitably deliver course content for the academic success of every student. We will discuss strategies for implementing these suggestions into course materials using Canvas tools and those freely available online. The information presented will provide an opportunity for familiarization with ADA accessibility standards and resources available to assess online courses and course material for ADA Design best practices. 


Thursday February 14, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room F

1:15pm

Effective Strategies for Blended Learning
In this session 2 experienced 4th and 5th grade blended learning teachers will share best practices, effective engagement strategies, and great ways to help personalize student learning.  


Thursday February 14, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room E

1:15pm

The Good, the Bad, and the Future of Personalized Learning
To meet the needs of every student, learning needs to be personal and personalized. Unfortunately, many educators struggle to define what “Personalized Learning” means. Participants will be introduced to a simple definition and framework that enables us to evaluate past and present personalized learning models while also providing a guide for developing future models. We’ll discuss examples of personalized learning - both with and without technology - that improve student achievement and teacher support.

Speakers

Thursday February 14, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Garratt

1:15pm

Today's Students + Tomorrow's Jobs = Classroom Changes
This session will talk about how we need to make changes to the way we educate todays students (Generation Z) because of the jobs and work environment that they will be facing in their futures.  These changing times can be very uncertain but come learn how to turn your schools and classrooms into a more participatory, connected experience for our young people.   As educators, our roles must change as we teach a generation of students who don’t need adults to get information.  You will leave with ideas to inspire your students to own their education and their future.

Speakers

Thursday February 14, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm

2:15pm

Canvas can help you to RALWKYS!
Do you know about...
1.) MASTERY PATHS- Canvas can differentiate allowing teachers to provide a unique learning experience for each student... all from one course! TBH this could revolutionize how teachers personalize learning and/or differentiate learning!
2.) LEARNING MASTERY GRADEBOOK FTW!! -Track student performance on standards, target instruction, and gather data ALL from the learning mastery grade book.
3.) Other new Canvas features.. TBD

**Reach All Learners While Keeping Your Sanity... Because who doesn't need another acronym (insert sarcasm!)

Speakers

Thursday February 14, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Garratt

2:15pm

Four Power Tools for Blended Learning
Empowering learners, direct instruction, knowledge application, and knowledge deepening--you probably recognize them as the four parts of cyclical unit design. Now, let me give you one go-to power tool for each of these four parts. In this session, you'll see how to empower learners with SownToGrow, provide instruction with PearDeck, deepen student knowledge with ActivelyLearn, and give application opportunities with Sutori. Learn how these four power tools can be the backbone for any Blended Learning classroom.


Thursday February 14, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room E

2:15pm

Learning & Leading in a Blended Environment
Whether your blended learning implementation is limited to a small group of teachers or is district-wide, leadership is key to success. This session will focus on a variety of leadership strategies for building administrators and instructional coaches when supporting the implementation of blended learning.

Speakers

Thursday February 14, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm

2:15pm

Not Just Another Testing Center: How the Exam Commons Model is Creating Transformational Change
Two years ago, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln flipped the tables on academic online testing in higher education and created the Exam Commons, a new and transformational testing model.  This presentation will show how the Exam Commons has benefited students by providing consistent, accommodating, and accessible online testing experiences.  This presentation will demonstrate the inner workings of the Exam Commons model from both a technological and operational standpoint.

Speakers

Thursday February 14, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room F

3:15pm

Cloud Based Media Sharing for K12
With an abundance of video recording devices available to faculty and students alike, from video cameras and interactive whiteboards, to cell phones and tablets, having a way to manage and safely share that content has become quite the challenge. In this session, we will explore the MyVRSpot video management solution, focusing on: creating a district-wide media repository for sharing of media amongst your users; sharing videos with a URL link via email, website post, or through social media; ePortfolios for teachers and students; and creating your own video gallery on your district, school, or classroom website.

Speakers

Thursday February 14, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Garratt

3:15pm

Coaching Blended Learning
At ESU 7, coaching blended learning takes on several forms.  We consult, we collaborate and we coach.  In this session, I will talk about how we coach teachers using these three forms of conversation.  Time will be given for participant discussions. 

Speakers

Thursday February 14, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room D

3:15pm

Free P-20 Digital Resources that Engage!
Looking for engaging digital content for students?  Curriculum Pathways® offers 1,700+ interactive tools, resources, and apps for P-20 – all provided at no cost (and integrated with the Nebraska Cloud Portal).  Writing tools, a full Algebra course, a primary source repository, digital flash cards, and Crio, a lesson authoring tool for educators, are just a few examples of what we offer (for free).  Join us and support your technology initiatives with high-quality, interactive, digital content today!

Speakers
LE

Lee Ellen Harmer

SAS Curriculum


Thursday February 14, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room F

3:15pm

There’s a choice board for that....well maybe not, but I can make one!
Come and explore what a choice board is and how you can incorporate it (quickly) into your lessons.  Through this presentation, I will share what a choice board is, how you can use them in your lesson, and ways to create your own.

Speakers

Thursday February 14, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room E
 
Friday, February 15
 

8:30am

Improving teaching and learning in digital education through research
The online environment continues to grow resulting in institutions and instructors searching for ways to determine and ensure quality in these courses. Not only are online courses as effective as onsite courses (see Allen, Bourhis, Burrell, & Mabry, 2002; Allen, Mabry, Mattrey, Bourhis, Titsworth, & Burrell, 2004), the demand in these course offerings continues to grow as students require more flexibility in where and when they learn due to work, family, and other obligations. Allen and Seaman (2015) reported that “enrollments continue to grow at a healthy rate, showing a 7% increase overall between fall 2012 and fall 2014” (p. 13). With increasing demand for online courses and the evidence that online and face-to-face courses are comparative in quality, research efforts re-focus on understanding how to best design online courses and deliver instruction online to positively influence student outcomes, in particular student learning. Moreover, there are new instructional approaches in online learning, such as emerging online competency-based education programs. A series of cross-institutional studies were conducted at the National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements to examine course quality and the relationship to student outcomes in online courses. The keynote session will highlight the top course quality indicators that emerged from the mixed methods studies to help inform the practice of course design and instruction. 

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Ballroom

9:45am

Creating and Leveraging Digital, Interactive Choice Boards
Any educator who has ever created a choice board or assignment menu should consider an upgrade to that age-old practice. This session will share how to create a digital choice board that has an app-like workflow and opens up the option for you to add video, audio, and other pieces of interactive content and assessments within the board. We will also delve into the blended best practices for bringing it into the classroom.


Friday February 15, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
Room E

9:45am

Mapping The Path From Distance to Digital
The journey from distance education to digital education is more than a technological journey.  Along with the evolution of technology, there are changing expectations for what constitutes good teaching and learning.  The University of Nebraska High School instructional practices have evolved over 90 years through five generations of distance/digital learning.   Learn about the changes and choices we have made along the way in order to keep student experience first.  Bring questions from your own journey! 


Friday February 15, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
Room D

9:45am

NebrASKa Scientist
To meet the needs of every student, learning needs to be personal and personalized. Unfortunately, many educators struggle to define what “Personalized Learning” means. Participants will be introduced to a simple definition and framework that enables us to evaluate past and present personalized learning models while also providing a guide for developing future models. We’ll discuss examples of personalized learning - both with and without technology - that improve student achievement and teacher support.


Friday February 15, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
Garratt

9:45am

What’s next? A discussion of quality indicators and the potential influence on our practices
Turning findings into practice is a great challenge that educators experience. The translation is not always as clear as we would like it to be. Interpreting findings and identifying in what ways they will change what we do is hard. However, as a group, we will discuss in greater detail this relationship. This session will take a deep dive into the quality indicators described in the keynote session. The goal of the session is to facilitate a dialog amongst the participants as to how these quality indicators can influence our practice, and what additional research can be conducted to help inform our practices. Moreover, additional research findings will be shared in greater detail.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
Room F

10:45am

A Personalized View of Personalized PD
Come learn about my first journey to personalize professional development with a school district.  I will review the year long plan meant help enhance the professional development experience by personalizing and coaching.  We will walk through the things that worked, the things that didn't, and how I worked to address each teacher's need.  

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:00am

10:45am

Game On! Gamify Your Blended Learning Class
Have you ever noticed how Blended Learning allows students to make choices....just like games? Or how Blended Learning allows students to retry to reach mastery...just like games? In just a few steps, you can level up your current Blended Learning unit into a gamified experience that you and your students will love! 


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
Room E

10:45am

Hapara: View, Organize, and Monitor Digital Learning

Would you benefit from having greater visibility into the work your students complete in Google Classroom or with Docs? Do you find it challenging to provide differentiated, personalized learning? Trouble with students staying on task with devices? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this session is for you! Come learn how Hapara can address these issues and so much more!

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
Garratt

10:45am

Using Technology to Transition from Classroom to Career
Modern careers require college graduates to enter the technology-driven workforce with more than basic technology knowledge.  This presentation will demonstrate the connection between classroom technology and workplace requirements.  Universities are in the unique position of preparing students to enter internships and employment with advanced technical skills.  Blended and online courses require all students across generations and abilities to use technology.  This presentation will identify tools used from classroom to career including surveys and digital badges.


Friday February 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
Room F

12:30pm

Accessing Literacy with Apple tools
Explore strategies, projects and iOS apps that can be used in classrooms to develop multiple literacies for reading, writing and communication. Discover a combination of built-in accessibility tools and Universal Design for Learning best practices to rethink how all students build their literacy skills with Apple devices. 

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Room E

12:30pm

Learner Centered Lessons With EduProtocols
Simplify the process of creating engaging and personalized learning opportunities for every student via EduProtocols. EduProtocols are routine procedures that can be used in any grade level and any content area. Based on the work of Jon Corippo and Marlena Hebrer, authors of EduProtocol Field Guide, this session will lead participants through a handful of EduProtocols they can use the very next day with teachers and/or students. 


Friday February 15, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Room D

12:30pm

Online Graduate Advising Space: It’s More Than ‘What class is take next?’
In this online Ed.D. program, advising is more than “What class comes next?” The Graduate Advising Apace (GAS) promotes community building within the cohort from orientation through graduation. It provides module work and resources to prepare students in research, writing, online learning strategies, and advising information. In addition, the use of interactive technology within that GAS supports a personal connection through virtual meetings about program orientation, advising information, comprehensive examinations, and the dissertation process.


Friday February 15, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Garratt

12:30pm

The Digital Age of Truth and Integrity
Turnitin is fully integrated into Canvas at UNL. It allows students and faculty to check for unoriginal material in papers, homework, etc. by highlighting matches to the original author’s words.
In addition to checking for originality, Turnitin can be used to help students analyze and properly paraphrase their work resulting in learning how to cite text properly.
This session will demonstrate the power of using Turnitin in the classroom.


Friday February 15, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Room F

1:30pm

1:30pm

App-Smashingly Great Instructional Videos
Elevate your instructional video techniques to fully leverage the power of video in your blended and/or flipped classroom. This session offers production and editing tips, implementation examples, and a hands-on opportunity to create an app-smashingly great reflection demo during the session so you can show off your new video skills.

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Room E

1:30pm

Immersive Virtual Reality in Higher Education
This session will provide hands-on experience with Virtual Reality for those participants who bring a smartphone. Attendees will view a VR experience and learn how it was connected with collaborative learning activities in the formal classroom. We will discuss the ways in which content knowledge and learning theory can be connected with VR to create a rich, innovative learning environment for students. Student feedback on their experiences will also be shared.


Friday February 15, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Room F

1:30pm

Which PD Would You Attend?
In a time when sit and get professional development is no longer seen as an effective norm, how can staff developers and leaders create learner-centred professional development strategies? This interactive session will introduce a free game from 2 Revolutions, “Which PD Would You Attend?” Participants will have the opportunity to collaboratively design professional development opportunities around current scenarios schools face followed by a discussion about how this process might be used when working with districts. 

Speakers

Friday February 15, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Room D