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7:00am

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Monday February 3, 2020 7:00am - 10:00am
LOBBY Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

Planning and Implementing Building Safety and Security
Want to learn more about building a cohesive plan for building security and safety?This session will walk you through the topic, resources, layout, and methods to develop a safety and security plan via a committee.There will be several different activities to walk through during the workshop.

Speakers
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Anita Christenson Koons

Nampa School District
Anita has been working in the district office as the safety administrator and assessment administrator for 4 years. Previously she worked as an elementary principal, middle school vice principal, dean of students and taught in the Nampa School District.
avatar for Peter Jurhs

Peter Jurhs

Executive Director of Operations and Safety Administrator, Nampa School District
Peter Jurhs has over twenty years of experience in Information Technology. He has worked in call centers, pc manufacturing, higher education, and k-12 education. In July 2019, he was promoted to Executive Director of Operations for the Nampa School District where he oversees Information... Read More →


Monday February 3, 2020 8:00am - 10:00am
120C Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

Set your Students Free and Empower Them to Create
Creative projects shouldn’t just be focused on pretty drawings and cool animations. Giving students freedom to create movies, songs, presentations, and more future ready-based projects brings out their interests and creativity. But, how can teachers direct, guide, and assess these activities? In this session, participants will learn new outlets for student interest and creativity, how to keep them focused on standards, and how to assess student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Robinson

Joe Robinson

Development Executive K12 Education, Apple Inc.
Joe Robinson is part of Apple’s Education team, working with school leaders to leverage technology to transform learning. Prior to Apple, Joe served as a middle school teacher, elementary assistant principal, and a director of instructional technology in the suburbs of Chicago... Read More →


Monday February 3, 2020 8:00am - 10:00am
410A Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

Using Digital Tools to Take Student Understanding Deeper with Summarizing
Do you want your students to move beyond passively receiving information to actively processing information? “Summarization” seems like “old hat” but it is a powerful practice that is sometimes forgotten. Learn how you can move your students from just being consumers of information to processors who then transform that information into knowledge that sticks.During this session, you will take away actionable strategies that you can use with students tomorrow. This is a hands-on session - you will practice the strategies using content from some of my favorite books!

Speakers
avatar for Janet Avery

Janet Avery

Director of Curriculum, Jerome School District
Janet Avery has been an educator for 26+ years. She is currently the Jerome School District Curriculum Director and has been a Middle School Principal, Assistant Principal, and Secondary English Teacher. Janet has lived and worked in many places around the country, but Idaho has always... Read More →


Monday February 3, 2020 8:00am - 10:00am
130 Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

Blocksmith Your Virtual Reality Playground
Blocksmith offers a highly accessible 3D creation software and cloud distribution platform. Virtual Reality adoption has been strong in the Enterprise sector and is making its way to midsize and small businesses. The need for 3D content creation at scale, streamlined distribution to employees and clients and integrated feedback systems is growing rapidly. Helping students in the Education space turn from consumers of digital content into creators of digital content with integrated curriculum. Teaching them key STEM skills in the process.

In this session you will learn about Blocksmith's VR platform and you will get access to the trail software.You will get to work with the software and build a game or just play with the software. Participates will also be able to try a couple of experiences that have been pre-built by Blocksmith designers.

Speakers
avatar for Penni Aufderheide

Penni Aufderheide

Teacher, Robotics Coach, Blocksmith Extern, Jerome School District, Summit Elementary School, Blocksmith
Penni Aufderheide is an Extern, music teacher, robotics coach, 3D printing coach and Girls Who Code mentor at Summit Elementary School. She is passionate about giving her students every opportunity to learn about everything technology related. Ms. Aufderheide recently spent the summer... Read More →


Monday February 3, 2020 8:00am - 10:00am
100E Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

Simplified, Low Cost iPad Deployment, Remote Management, & Scalability Strategies
Apple has overhauled and simplified how iPad devices are deployed and managed, whether in a 1:1 environment or a shared student device environment. IT participants will learn about Zero Touch Deployment: remote management without having to touch a single device. Apple School Management coupled with mobile device management is a complete solution to manage, secure, and deploy iPad devices, Mac computers, iPhone devices, AppleTVs in a district-wide deployment– while reducing overall IT costs of your district. We will be using Moysle for the Mobile Device Management portion.

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Apple

Apple


Monday February 3, 2020 8:00am - 10:00am
410B Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

Vulnerability Management With Nessus Essentials
An overview of building a successful vulnerability management program at no cost.  Learn how to obtain, install and configure Nessus Essentials and begin scanning for vulnerabilities and begin providing valuable reporting. Discovery and vulnerability scanning will be demonstrated and vulnerable targets will be provided to test your scanner.  Participants should be comfortable running virtual machines and attend this session with a working Kali Linux or Ubuntu virtual machine to configure.  While a laptop is required for hands-on exercises, students may choose to attend without completing the labs

Speakers
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Darrin Good

Director of Business Development - Secure Enterprise, CompuNet, Inc
Darrin Good is a certified inter-networking expert in security, and a certified information systems security professional. Darrin Good holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. He has 25+ years of experience in the Information Technology field... Read More →


Monday February 3, 2020 8:00am - 10:00am
110B Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

Bringing Content to Life with Digital Storytelling
Digital Storytelling is a fun, engaging way to allow students to show what they know. In this workshop, you will learn and practice simple ways to introduce and incorporate digital storytelling into your curriculum, no matter the subject. Photography, videography, animation, and graphic novel will be covered and participants will leave with lessons to take back to share or use in classrooms right away.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Duke

Angela Duke

4th Grade Teacher, Coeur D\'Alene Public Schools
Angela Duke is a 13 year veteran classroom teacher. She has been incorporating digital storytelling into her curriculum for the past 5 years. Angela had the privilege of learning from Disney animators at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco, California as well as other artists... Read More →


Monday February 3, 2020 8:00am - 12:00pm
430 Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83888

8:00am

Discovering the importance of play using the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY method
In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY method, which utilizes LEGO bricks as a medium for communication, strategic thinking and problem solving. This hands-on workshop will allow participants to explore the importance of play in education, and will equip participants with new knowledge of how to incorporate play into future learning experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Russell Fair

Russell Fair

Lead Web Engineer, 10up
Russell is a software developer who moonlights as a computer science instructor and technology implementation consultant. Over the past five years, he has helped schools create makerspaces, develop STEAM and computer science programs, and has led roll-outs of 1:1 programs. He is a... Read More →


Monday February 3, 2020 8:00am - 12:00pm
420A Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

ISIP, the New IRI: How to Plan, Teach and Assess Small Groups and Work Stations?
With emphasis on using ISIP data to provide the best instruction for students, Kathi Tiefenthaler will lead a session focused on 4 steps to ensure small groups and workstations are student focused, differentiated, and purposeful for students and formative, yet simple to implement for teachers.Success of this system within districts and schools and correlations of ISIP to the ISAT will also be provided.
Step 1: classroom environment
Step 2: routines and procedures
Step 3: small groups
Step 4: workstations
Participants will receive ready to go resources and examples to use right away, and a bonus link to download the complete step by step FREE guide for Small Groups and Workstations.
The professional development is based on our hands-on work with teachers, coaches, and administrators in real schools using real ISIP data. It provides a hands-on way for teachers to create and use small data boards called “Focus Folders” to effectively plan instruction and track student progress.Through use of these folders and the recommended instruction, teachers can support all students in achieving above average growth by the end of the school year.

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Kathi Tiefenthaler

Education/Literacy Consultant, STRIVE
Kathi Tiefenthaler, M.Ed., is the Unit Director for Comprehensive Support and Improvement for the Montana Office of Public Instruction which supports schools in improving teaching and learning, especially for disadvantaged students. Kathi taught Title I math and reading, 5th and 6th... Read More →


Monday February 3, 2020 8:00am - 12:00pm
110A Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

Malware Prevention Bootcamp
Learn from experts in education and cyber security on how school districts can manage Malware incidents. We will discuss mitigation, remediation, and the fiscal impact of Malware incidents. We will also explore physical security and the human factors that contribute to a comprehensive approach to cyber security. Policies, tools and response plans are the key to reducing exposure and will be discussed during the session. Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of the types of malware incidents and how to prepare for and manage an infection.

Speakers
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Ednetics

12, Ednetics


Monday February 3, 2020 8:00am - 12:00pm
110D Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

The Integrated School of the Future & Troubleshooting Layer 1
This session will be an informative presentation describing the structure, differences, and performance of new methods and structures for integrated building design. We will showcase new technologies and design parameters.

Speakers
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Austin T, Howell

TECH, System Tech Inc.
Austin started in the telecommunications industry in 2010 installing large retrofit structured cabling E-rate projects. His ambition, leadership, dedication and customer service has bolstered System Tech’s offerings. Austin is very keen to cutting edge technologies and his perception... Read More →
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Dave Lawes

RCDD, System Tech Inc.
Dave came to the telecommunications industry after serving 8 years in the U.S. Army as an electronics technician, shop sergeant and paratrooper through three war time deployments.  Within the industry Dave has experience as a technician, estimator, designer and project manager on... Read More →
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Scott Chandler

RCDD, System Tech Inc.
Scott has experience since 1993 in the telecommunications field, showing ability to clearly see industry directions, discern solid architecture from technical hype, and apply the technology in a way that increases shareholder value. Experiences in the industry include operations... Read More →


Monday February 3, 2020 8:00am - 12:00pm
110C Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

Tyler SIS User Group
User group meeting for those using or interested in Tyler SIS.  Tyler Tech staff will be on site for this meeting to answer any questions or discuss changes and adjustments.  This is the perfect time to meet together and learn how others are using the system.  Also to ask any questions you might have and get insight into the best way to use the system to do what you need.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Rauch

Matthew Rauch

Database Administrator, Kuna Joint School District #3
Matthew has been the DBA for KSD3 for the past 5 years. He has used Schoolmaster and Tyler SIS for the past 15 years.


Monday February 3, 2020 8:00am - 12:00pm
440 Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83889

8:00am

Google for Education Technical Retreat
This one-day technical retreat will begin by walking through how to migrate to G Suite and ensure you’re going down the right road for your school's Google journey. The day continues with a deep dive into the admin console and what services and settings you really need to change for your staff and more importantly, students. We’ll include tips and tricks for user provisioning and management.

The afternoon will start with an overview of Chromebooks, deployment strategies, device selection, and management.  This is followed by a showcase of Google Vault for e-discovery.  We’ll also give an overview of Third Party Services and Tools that will make your life easier as well as protecting and securing your domain.  The day will finish with a question and answer session to discuss topics that weren’t covered during the day or to go into greater detail on topics discussed during the day.

Topics covered include:

EDU focused admin console best practices
Deep dive walkthrough, OU Structures, Services and Settings, Groups, Reporting 

Chromebooks
Device Selection, Deployment Best Practices, Asset Management, Troubleshooting

Essential Third-Party Tools
Security and Compliance, Backup, device filtering

Q+A Roundtable
Discussion on topics covered during the day and any not covered related to Google.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Behmer

Carl Behmer

Google for Education Consultant, Amplified IT


Monday February 3, 2020 8:00am - 5:00pm
410C Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:00am

Registration
Monday February 3, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
LOBBY Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:00am

Learning and Teaching with Technology: Let’s make it better!
Join Joe Robinson, former Assistant Superintendent from Barrington, IL as we investigate John Hattie’s research on Visible Learning Effect Sizes. Bring a district-wide focus to the practices most likely to lead to student achievement. How can technology be used to amplify those practices and truly improve learning and teaching? This session provides guidance toward developing practices in the classroom and structures for a district to build new learning pathways and making them sustainable. Learn how to provide authentic, meaningful professional learning rooted in best practices in instruction and make stick.

Speakers
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Apple

Apple


Monday February 3, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
410B Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:00am

Engaging Community by Wireframing with Challenge-Based Learning
Wireframing, what is it? Wireframing is an integral part of app design. In this 120-minute course, we will provide a hands-on experience using Keynote to wireframe solving real-world challenges in the community. NOTE: iPad or MacBook is required for this session.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Ahlborn

Steven Ahlborn

2nd Grade Teacher, Wilder School District
Personalized Learning in Education, Habits of Mind Projects, & Challenged-Based Learning.
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Conner Morris

4th Grade Teacher, Wilder School District
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Stephanie Bauer

H.S. Computer Science Educator, Wilder School District


Monday February 3, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
110B Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:00am

Introduction to Coding
**Hands on, bring a device** Turn your traditional classroom into a flipped interactive online learning environment. Students will lead their learning as you, the teacher, monitor and track their daily progress. Do you have a computer position with high turn over? Do you have a computer teacher who is eager to learn? Do you want to learn HTML (HTML5), CSS (CSS3), Bootstrap or JavaScript? Do you want to learn text-based coding vs block-based coding? Do you want to implement coding/programming into your school or classroom for FREE? If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions then this presentation is the one for you!

Speakers
avatar for Michele Pannell

Michele Pannell

7th grade Computer Applications and 7th & 8th grade Web Design Teacher, Nampa School District/Lone Star Middle School
Michele has a bachelors degree in K-12 Physical Education, however, when challenged with creating curriculum for a Web Design class she sought out information from social media and researched non-stop to create a semester long curriculum. By using Nampa's Personalized Learning H.A.C.K... Read More →


Monday February 3, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
130 Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:00am

Nampa’s Cyber-Attack Lessons Learned
This session will brief you on the August 2019 Cyber-attack that Nampa School District experienced.It will cover our lessons learned.We will follow that up with a few exercises to walk through to make sure your systems have the resiliency necessary to protect from or recover from a cyber-attack.It will prepare you to have pratical discussions with your leadership team from your district to make sure you are ready for when it happens to you.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Jurhs

Peter Jurhs

Executive Director of Operations and Safety Administrator, Nampa School District
Peter Jurhs has over twenty years of experience in Information Technology. He has worked in call centers, pc manufacturing, higher education, and k-12 education. In July 2019, he was promoted to Executive Director of Operations for the Nampa School District where he oversees Information... Read More →
avatar for Cody Kreps

Cody Kreps

Director of Information Services, Nampa School District 131
Cody is with the Nampa School District as the Educational Technology Manager. He has been with the Nampa school district for over sixteen years beginning in 2003 as a Senior Support Specialist. His team is responsible for maintaining data systems and technology integration in the... Read More →
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Nate Bondelid

CEO Tek-Hut, Tek-Hut
We are a certified telecommunications provider, and a leading provider of E-Rate eligible educational services we deliver solutions to meet your needs. We are your partner in technology & education.


Monday February 3, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
100E Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

12:00pm

Lunch
Monday February 3, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
400 ROOM Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

12:00pm

Registration
Monday February 3, 2020 12:00pm - 3:00pm
LOBBY Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

12:00pm

Vendor Setup
Monday February 3, 2020 12:00pm - 3:00pm
100AB Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:00pm

Leveraging Digital Resources to Support Mastery Education
TBD

Speakers
avatar for Aaron McKinnon

Aaron McKinnon

Science Coordinator, Idaho State Department of Education
avatar for Marita Diffenbaugh

Marita Diffenbaugh

Mastery-Based Education Officer, Idaho Department of Education
Cyrus Moulder is an avid gamer and educator. He holds a B.S. degree in elementary education and an M.S. degree in educational technology. After spending the first eight years of his career as an elementary school teacher, he currently teaches middle school computers and STEM at Compass... Read More →


Monday February 3, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
110B Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:00pm

G Suite Ninja Bootcamp
In this student-led bootcamp, participants become G Suite Ninjas by learning the ins, outs, and in-betweens of G Suite (formerly Google Apps for Education).Students will also share ideas and examples of how they are using G Suite in the classroom.This is a hands-on workshop; participants will need a laptop or Chromebook.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Kershaw

Allison Kershaw

MHS Help Desk Coordinator, Middleton School District
Mrs. Kershaw is responsible of the day-to-day activities and operations of the 1:1 Help Desk located at Middleton High School. The 1:1 Help Desk Coordinator is responsible for planning and coordinating IT directives when it relates to the 1:1 program, promoting student technician... Read More →


Monday February 3, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
130 Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:00pm

Integrating AR and VR in the Classroom
This hands on demonstration is meant to showcase how virtual reality and augmented reality work in a group setting. Attendees will get to explore the lead device in Google Expeditions as well as the companion devices. Also, we will use the very same hardware to work with augmented reality. This session will dive into the Google Expeditions software and how to build your own VR kit for your school.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Zimmerman

Paul Zimmerman

Technology Innovator, Blaine County School District
Paul Zimmerman offers a different angle to technology. It's important to remember that technology needs to be viewed as one of the tools for learning and not as the only tool. Ask why before you ask what. Paul Zimmerman is the Google Certified Trainer and Google Educator Level 1... Read More →


Monday February 3, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
430 Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83888

1:00pm

The Power of a Professional Learning Network (PLN)
We are better together!What is a PLN?It is a Professional Learning Network - a group of people who confirm and challenge your thinking in order to make you a better version of yourself.In today's world, a PLN can extend outside of your school, district, and even state or country.In this session we will explore the WHY behind having a PLN and ways to grow your PLN using social media tools.For those of you who know me, you know Twitter will be one of those tools - because I am passionate about that AND because educators are one of the largest groups using Twitter - for the purpose of supporting each other.Come learn how to GROW your PLN!FYI - you will need a device (laptop, tablet, smartphone) for this session.

Speakers
avatar for Janet Avery

Janet Avery

Director of Curriculum, Jerome School District
Janet Avery has been an educator for 26+ years. She is currently the Jerome School District Curriculum Director and has been a Middle School Principal, Assistant Principal, and Secondary English Teacher. Janet has lived and worked in many places around the country, but Idaho has always... Read More →


Monday February 3, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
110A Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:00pm

Deploying Windows 10 AND macOS on Apple devices
Learn how to install Windows on Macintoshes with Bootcamp and WinClone. See how Boot Runner allows users to switch between macOS and Windows operating systems on the same device. This session will teach you how to set up a dual environment automatically using Mac Deploy Stick. We will also show how to set up Apple Xcode for mobile app development classes.

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Apple

Apple


Monday February 3, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
410B Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:00pm

Monitor Your Server
Learn how to monitor your server and keep safe from attacks

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Spencer Cook

Technology Director/ IETA Board Region 6, Sugar Salem school district
Technology Director at sugar Salem, will expand later


Monday February 3, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
110D Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:00pm

E-Rate Process, Definitions, and Deadlines
This session will be an overview of the important steps in the federal E-Rate program and process. The goal is to empower each Idaho applicant to understand the process, definitions, and deadlines to ensure better success for their reimbursement of the eligible products and services. In turn, allows schools and libraries to obtain quality high-speed internet access and telecommunications to help enrich the education and provide opportunities to students throughout Idaho. Additionally, we will cover the process of the state reimbursement as well.

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Todd Lawrence

State E-Rate Coordinator, Idaho Department of Education
Todd Lawrence is the State E-Rate Coordinator for the Idaho State Department of Education located in state capital of Boise, Idaho. His main focus is working with schools and districts in Idaho with the E-Rate process to educate and support them on strategies for procuring both category... Read More →


Monday February 3, 2020 1:00pm - 5:00pm
120C Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:00pm

Adverse Childhood Experience(s) and Trauma Informed Schools:Recognizing students needs, establishing caring and responsive classroom expectations and responding to difficult behaviors with compassion and self-control.
Participant(s) will gain an understanding of Adverse Childhood Experiences and the impact of these experiences on the ability to self- regulate and engage in learning (brain function) in today's classroom setting. Participants will also learn "go to" strategies to support caring and responsive classroom expectations, and how to respond to difficult behaviors with compassion and self-control.This presentation is based on the presenter's doctoral research and highlights the work of renowned experts in this field of study.

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Dr. Kristina Brinkerhoff

Educational Consultant/Chief Academic Officer, Brinkerhoff Consulting, L.L.C.
Dr. Kristina Brinkerhoff is an educational consultant, working with schools and districts to help educators gain an understanding of the effect Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), also known as exposure to chronic stress, can have on a child's ability to self-regulate and successfully... Read More →


Monday February 3, 2020 1:00pm - 5:00pm
420B Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:00pm

STEM and Coding Club; a camp and after school program for grades 1st - 5th
In this workshop you will learn how to use coding and STEM in an after school and summer camp curriculum that align with k-5 Idaho State Standards ELA, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. You will also learn techniques and tips on how to implement Coding and STEM into your everyday classroom curriculum.This course is designed for those who are interested in pursuing more avenues of bringing Computer Science to their School.

Lesson Plans and Curriculum will be shared with all who attend from Discovery Center of Idaho, Code.org, Scratch, Google CS First,and much more that is easy, free or low cost, and exciting on ways to do STEM and coding with your students.

You will all participate in hands on activities including but will not be limited to Rocket launching, Building Engineering, Video Game Design, programming, Bloxels and Ozo Evo Bots.

Resources will also be given on where to find grants and scholarships that help support teachers who want to bring more expensive products into their programs or who want to receive more professional development in Computer Science.Some resources are Idaho Stem Action Center, Codingwithkids.com, Discovery Center of Idaho.

Speakers
avatar for Leah Jones

Leah Jones

2nd Grade Teacher and After School Instructor, Twin Falls School District
Growth Mindset and Exploration! The students and I learn from not only the from one another! In our after school program and our classrooms we are all the leaders in our learning. We focus on collaboration and creation through exploration! At our high poverty and Title 1 school, supplies... Read More →
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Emily Martin

4th grade Gifted and Talented Teacher, Twin Falls School District
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Mary Rios

4th grade teacher and After School Instructor, Twin Falls School District


Monday February 3, 2020 1:00pm - 5:00pm
420A Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:00pm

Agility in STEAM and beyond
Agile is all about teamwork, transparency, and technical excellence. In this hands-on workshop participants will learn the principals of agile that enable collaborative environments where diverse teams can continuously learn, improve, grow and produce. While the agile principals evolved from software development, they can be applied in any subject matter; this session includes several hands on STEAM related experiences that give participants an opportunity to practice agile.

Speakers
avatar for Russell Fair

Russell Fair

Lead Web Engineer, 10up
Russell is a software developer who moonlights as a computer science instructor and technology implementation consultant. Over the past five years, he has helped schools create makerspaces, develop STEAM and computer science programs, and has led roll-outs of 1:1 programs. He is a... Read More →


Monday February 3, 2020 1:00pm - 5:00pm
110C Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:00pm

Tyler SIS User Group
User group meeting for those using or interested in Tyler SIS.  Tyler Tech staff will be on site for this meeting to answer any questions or discuss changes and adjustments.  This is the perfect time to meet together and learn how others are using the system.  Also to ask any questions you might have and get insight into the best way to use the system to do what you need.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Rauch

Matthew Rauch

Database Administrator, Kuna Joint School District #3
Matthew has been the DBA for KSD3 for the past 5 years. He has used Schoolmaster and Tyler SIS for the past 15 years.


Monday February 3, 2020 1:00pm - 5:00pm
440 Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83889

3:00pm

Registration
Monday February 3, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm
LOBBY Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

3:00pm

Vendor Setup
Monday February 3, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm
100AB Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

3:00pm

How to Stretch your Technology Dollars / How to Find Stuff
Do you know what technology dollars your school is getting :
How do you ask to see what your technology dollars are available.
How and when does the district receive these dollars.
Reviewing state statutes on how these dollars are spent.
What recourse do you have if your having trouble getting this information.
E-Rate discussion:
How do I find Stuff, where can I go, who do I know, when can I get information ?

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John Neely

Technology Director, Camas County School District
John Neely has 48yrs in the information technology arena and is the CEO and owner of Integrative Solutions Northwest LLC (ISNW) since 2003 and Technology Director at Camas County School District and contracted Sys, Admin for the University of Idaho Aquaculture Reserach Center. Neely... Read More →


Monday February 3, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm
110B Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

3:00pm

Bringing STEM and Coding to Life in the Classroom
SAM Labs provides everything you need to deliver the most engaging STEAM learning experience to your classroom. It seamlessly connects software and hardware with lesson plans that cover a wide variety of subjects, making learning about coding hands-on, accessible, experimental, interactive and fun. You will be introduced to SAM labs, computational thinking and begin experiencing this hands-on coding. Creating with lights, motors, sliders and buzzers, the Bluetooth enabled blocks connect to each other with the app to build something new and exciting.

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Monday February 3, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm
120B Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

3:00pm

Flipping For Flipgrid
"The people doing the talking are the people doing the learning...How do you get students to talk about their learning?How do you broaden the scope of your classroom to broaden the audience for students - to help make learning more authentic?How do you teach students to collaborate with others inside and outside of your classroom?Learn how to use Flipgrid - a tool that is FREE and easy to use - to amplify the voices of students in your classroom - or staff in your school.This is a hands-on session where you will learn by doing.Please bring a device (laptop, tablet, or smartphone) with you and get ready to have some Flipgrid FUN!
Outcomes - See first hand/understand how Flipgrid can be used to enhance/increase student ability to explain thinking.Use Flipgrid to increase student ability to be critical friends and improve their work based upon peer input.Use Flipgrid as a formative assessment tool."

Speakers
avatar for Janet Avery

Janet Avery

Director of Curriculum, Jerome School District
Janet Avery has been an educator for 26+ years. She is currently the Jerome School District Curriculum Director and has been a Middle School Principal, Assistant Principal, and Secondary English Teacher. Janet has lived and worked in many places around the country, but Idaho has always... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Schroeder

Elizabeth Schroeder

Teacher, Wendell School District
Liz is passionate about meaningful experiences for students, teachers, and leaders that craft the best versions of themselves. She has taught various positions K-College in Idaho, North Carolina, and Nevada. @lizidaho


Monday February 3, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm
110A Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

3:00pm

Screencasting best practices and benefits in the classroom.
A major benefit of screencasting is that the student and parent can watch the screencast at a time when it’s best for them because learning doesn’t always take place in an academic setting.

Additionally, the students can absorb the information at their own pace by pausing and rewatching portions. Screencasts add a personal touch in ways that other methods simply cannot.

Examples of common screencast are: Tutorials, Video Lessons, Recorded
Presentations and much more.

Screencasting not only saves you time answering the same questions over and over, but it has been proven that 80% of viewers can recall a video they have seen in the past 30 days.

Speakers
avatar for Dallas Budden

Dallas Budden

Training Coordinator, Nampa School District
I have taught for 27 years with 17+ years online teaching experience. I enjoy helping teacher plan, create, and implement tutorials for their courses and discovering new ways to create interactive content.​


Monday February 3, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm
130 Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

3:00pm

Apple OS Privacy and Security: Secured from the Start
Apple believes privacy is a fundamental human right and security is at the core of all our products. All Apple operating systems are designed with advanced technologies that work together to consistently monitor, encrypt, and update to keep your devices secure. Join us for as we explore the foundations that keep your data and user information safe.

Speakers
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Apple

Apple


Monday February 3, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm
410B Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

3:00pm

Mass Deploying Windows 10 PC's with Azure AD + Intune for Education
"Say goodbye to ""imaging"" computers. This session will cover using Azure Active Directory, Intune+Intune for Education, and the Setup School PC App to mass deploy Windows 10 computers. We will cover creating dynamic Intune device groups for installing applications like Microsoft Office, web browsers, assessment testing clients, as well as configuring Windows Updates

Technologies used: Azure Active Directory, Office 365, Intune/Intune for Education, Windows 10. "

Speakers
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Matt Cavallin

Technology Director, McCall-Donnelly School District
I've been a Technology Director or last last 10 years. I've also been a network and system administrator for the last 20 years.


Monday February 3, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm
100E Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

3:00pm

Network Security- from Risk Management to Design, Technologies, and Tools
We will cover various security components such as risk management, design, firewalls, routers, switches, gateways, various software tools, mobile device management, and some security protocols.

Speakers
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Rod Jones

IT Director, Murtaugh School District
T Director for Murtaugh School District, IT Professional 10+ yrs. - Focus on Education. Survived multiple breaches and malware attacks. Family man, outdoor and Motorsport enthusiast, hobby farmer and gentrifier.


Monday February 3, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm
110D Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890
 
Tuesday, February 4
 

7:00am

Registration
Tuesday February 4, 2020 7:00am - 8:45am
LOBBY Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

Idaho STEM Action Center Maker Room
Do you want to get hands-on with current STEM tools and technology and engage with experts who are using these tools with youth of all ages? The STEM Action Center has assembled a group of passionate makers and STEM aficionados to share engaging, innovative tools and ways you can use them in your learning environment. The Maker Room will be open all day on  the 5th and 6th, and you are encouraged to drop in and get hands-on with robotics, circuitry, coding, virtual reality, design challenges, and construction tools that can be used with a variety of grades and ages. The STEM Action Center will also share information on resources, funding opportunities, and more to support your innovative ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Erica Compton

Erica Compton

Program Manager, Idaho STEM Action Center
Erica Compton is an Idaho native with over 30 years of experience in hands-on STEM education and training. In February of 2010 Erica joined the Idaho Commission for Libraries as a Project Coordinator. She co-developed the Make It at the Library project with the goal of strengthening... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am
LEVEL 2 LOBBY Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

7 Steps to Making your Technology Professional Development TOP NOTCH!
Want to make your professional development TOP NOTCH? Learn the 7 steps to make it just that...TOP NOTCH!

Speakers
avatar for Eric Nichols

Eric Nichols

Principal/Technology & Curriculum Director, Crane High School & Silvies River Charter School
Eric Nichols is the father of 4; currently the Principal at a virtual high school and a brick and mortar boarding school in rural-frontier Crane, Oregon; a former middle school principal; federal programs director; and a high school teacher. Eric began his career in education 20 years... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am
110C Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

Literacy Support for Struggling Students in Vallivue Schools
This session will demonstrate how struggling students in Vallivue are overcoming their learning challenges by using technology tools such as Read&Write for Google.Chromebooks and other devices have become transformative platforms for students of all levels, giving them intuitive and engaging methods for knocking down learning barriers that have traditionally kept them from learning and advancing independently.In addition to student success stories with these programs, attendees will learn how to gain free access to these technology tools and start using them with students today.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Hogan

Scott Hogan

Technology Integration Specialist, Vallivue School District
Scott Hogan graduated from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor's in Education. He then went on to get his Master's degree in Educational Technology from Boise State University. He has taught middle school and high school social studies and has worked in technology integration... Read More →
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Lindsay Mangum

4th Grade Teacher, Vallivue School District
Lindsay Mangum is in her 13th year of teaching. She graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education. She then received her Master's Degree in Educational Technology and Integration from Devry University. She has taught 2nd-4th grade and also worked... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am
200 Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

Personalizing Learning with EdReady Diagnostics
We all know that the school year is a marathon, not a sprint.Rather than beginning that race with all students at the same starting line, what if there were a way to evaluate your students' individual needs in a variety of different curriculum, providing them a head-start?During this session, learn more about the valuable student data provided by EdReady. You will also learn how you can begin personalizing students' learning experiences with the option to use EdReady resources for interventions, mastery, and scaffolding.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Conant

Chris Conant

Professional Development Specialist, Idaho Digital Learning Alliance
Chris Conant began his career with Idaho Digital Learning Alliance (IDLA) in 2016 as a Professional Development Specialist. After 17 years in the classroom, a desire to work with teachers in effectively implementing technology in the classroom lead him to IDLA. Chris enjoys supporting... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Simmons

Jeff Simmons

Director of Supervision & Instruction, Idaho Digital Learning
Jeff Simmons is the Director of Supervision and Instruction for the Idaho Digital Learning Alliance (IDLA). In this position, Jeff works with IDLA’s Teachers, Principals, and Internal Professional Development teams. Jeff also coordinates with other teams to ensure IDLA continues... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am
100E Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

21st Century Literacy in the Secondary Classroom
The NCTE updated their definition of literacy for the 21st century, but have we changed what teaching literacy looks like in our classrooms? Come learn strategies for teaching secondary students (and yourself!) to be literate in the real world today.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Medeiros

Rachel Medeiros

Instructional Designer, Amplified EDU
San Jose Christian SchoolTeacher & Director of Educational Technology


Tuesday February 4, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am
420B Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

Applications for Augmented Reality in the Classroom - Apple
TBD

Speakers
avatar for Joe Robinson

Joe Robinson

Development Executive K12 Education, Apple Inc.
Joe Robinson is part of Apple’s Education team, working with school leaders to leverage technology to transform learning. Prior to Apple, Joe served as a middle school teacher, elementary assistant principal, and a director of instructional technology in the suburbs of Chicago... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am
410A Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

ClassDojo: Classroom Management Made Fun! (part one)
ClassDojo is an online classroom management system that I have used in multiple grade levels and all the students that have used it absolutely love it. In a nutshell, ClassDojo is a fantastic and easy way to monitor positive and negative behaviors and have students earn points for potential rewards. One of those rewards while earning positive points that I have used in the past is being able to create and change their "monster". Each students starts out with their own Dojo monster that they can customize and there are endless styles, colors, figures, and characters to choose from. Not only can you use this system to manage individual students, but there are also features that allow you to group students and give or take away points to the whole group, or to the entire class. When you are working with the points themselves, another fantastic feature is that it tells the students exactly what they did to earn points or have those points taken away. For example, some of the positive points categories are: "On Task", "Participating", "Working Hard" and some of the negative point categories are: "Off Task", "Talking Out Of Turn", "Unprepared" and any of these categories can be edited or modified by the teacher. When I used these in elementary school, I was also able to connect the parents to our ClassDojo and it was an excellent way for them to see how their student was progressing or how they did in class that day. You can also send emails, post pictures, and add class stories to the site! Teachers have the capability to add and create as many Dojo classes as they need, which is a great feature for middle school and high school teachers. One incredible new addition that they just created this year is student mode. In this mode, students can add their own private stories that only their parents will be able to see and the teacher approves all posts. Some other excellent teacher tools within ClassDojo are: the ability to take attendance, use a class timer, randomize which students should earn points, and then there are two additional tabs called "Big Ideas" and "Toolkit". All of these features can be accessed directly from the site or the app within the app store for free! One thing I absolutely love about the "Big Ideas" tab is that you can create little mini social-emotional lessons for your students about growth mindset, perseverance, empathy, gratitude and mindfulness. These mini video lessons are put into words students can understand and are excellent ways to start the day off on a very positive note. Within the "Toolkit" tab, you can do even MORE such as: post class directions for the day, play music for the class while they work, there is a group maker for group work days, a noise meter to watch how loud the class gets, Think-Pair-Share, and a "Today" feature to greet students with an introduction message. You can still access all of these things through a computer, but for easy access and less problems, it is recommended that teachers and students use the free app. Some anticipated outcomes for this presentation would be to have teachers play around with this app, so they would need some sort of device to practice on, but cellphones work as well. I would go through all of the basics I mentioned above and if my given time slot allows, I would go into the details about the additional "Big Ideas" and the "Toolkit" features. ClassDojo has completely changed the way my classroom runs and I have been complimented many times on how well my management is. I credit that success to ClassDojo and everything it has helped me with. I would highly recommend teachers to use this and look forward to the potential opportunity to show other teachers how this amazing free app can be utilized.

Speakers
avatar for Ms. Allie Floyd

Ms. Allie Floyd

3rd Grade Teacher, West Ada District- Spalding STEM Academy
My name is Allie Floyd and I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of the IETA Conference for my fourth year in a row! In 2016, I earned my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a double minor in English and Music from Idaho State University. I have taught at a variety of... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am
410C Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

Google Classroom for Beginners
In this session secondary teachers will learn to set up and utilize Google Classroom as an effective digital classroom management tool. It will be a "hands-on" session where teachers set up their classrooms from scractch.

Speakers
avatar for Bobbie Price

Bobbie Price

English Language Arts Teacher & Literacy Specialist, Kuna High School
Bobbie Price is a 28 year-old English Language Arts teacher that has a master’s degree in literacy education and is a huge technology enthusiast. Her experience teaching ranges from grades 3-12 and has taken her to Beijing, China, Los Angeles, California, and now, Kuna, Idaho! In... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am
110B Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

Inside the Box: Cublets for Elementary Educators
Attendees will get hands-on experience with Cubelet robots.These robots are easy to use.They have a wide variety of uses including maker's spaces, science enrichment classes, after school clubs, library STEM activity time, and so much more.Once you get a set of these, the uses are unlimited. All ages can tinker with these amazing robots.At the end of the session attendees should have a good base of knowledge on how the Cubelets work and possible ways to fund a set of Cubelets.

Speakers
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Amy Biggs

4th Grade Teacher, Coeur d'Alene School District
My name is Amy Biggs. I am originally from Atlanta, Georgia and moved to Coeur d’Alene in 2002. I grew up in my mom's 2nd grade classroom and have been teaching in area public schools since 2007. I am in my 13th year of teaching. I have had the opportunity to teach at Athol Elementary... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am
110A Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

iPad OS + Microsoft 365 = Powerful Creativity and Efficient Workflows for AP Classes and Early Learners
Do you and your students use Microsoft Office365 apps like OneNote, and Teams? Did you know you can use all the Microsoft apps on an iPad device? In this session, we will explore how the Microsoft365 apps can be used together on an iPad device to create, collaborate, communicate, and think critically in lessons designed for students from AP classes to early learning classes.

Speakers
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Apple

Apple


Tuesday February 4, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am
410B Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

Using Canva To Easily Create Amazing Marketing Tools For Your Class, Library or School
Canva is a FREE, easy to use design tool with thousands of pre-made templates which can be adapted for use for your school programs. Create professional fliers, brochures, newsletters, social media posts, and so much more with this very simple but powerful tool.

Speakers
avatar for Kiersten Kerr

Kiersten Kerr

Teacher Librarian, Coeur d'Alene High School
Kiersten has worked as a Teacher Librarian at Coeur d'Alene High School and Hayden Meadows Elementary School for the past 13 years. She is passionate about providing engaging instruction and programs for her students and staff, and uses a variety of tools to communicate with her school... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am
120C Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

What Leaders at Great Schools Do Better: Tech and Inspiring One's Team
Digital media apps and collaboration tools can allow crafting staff planning and interaction that inspire teachers to work together in new ways, see new possibilities for school improvement, and launch new initiatives. Join in as we look at how to use current technologies to revamp how campus, department, and grade-level leaders can work with teams to make meetings far more powerful experiences for everyone, strengthening morale and professional satisfaction along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley

Executive Director, Next Vista for Learning
Rushton Hurley is an educator who believes this is a great time to teach. In his work, he has taught Japanese language, been principal of an online school, directed a professional development program, and succeeded as a social benefit entrepreneur. He loves creativity, collaborative... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am
420A Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

"Let's Taco Bout Tech! How Our District is Approaching Implementing Idaho Content Standards in Computer Science and Information & Communication Technology"
The Mountain Home School district is working towards aligning technology standards in Computer Science and Information & Communication Technology K-12 through a variety of approaches including being awarded a Department of Defense grant, participation in a pilot program with the National Math and Science Initiative, and implementing technology coaches in every building in our district. This session will detail how we are approaching implementing these standards K-12, and will include a variety of stakeholders who will share how they are supporting this effort in our district. We will share what is working for us and how we plan to continue our efforts in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Vick

Jamie Vick

District Technology Integration Specialist, Mountain Home School District
Jamie Vick is an Idaho educator who has worked in a variety of positions including third grade teacher, Title One teacher, and her current role as the District Technology Integration Specialist in the Mountain Home School District. Her responsibilities include writing the K-6 computer... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am
430 Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83888

8:00am

Empowering students with Adobe and Microsoft Industry Certifications through Certiport– lab preparation, reporting and certification best practices
Join Jason Majors, who is your Certiport Deployment Manager and former Career and Technical Education teacher in a discussion about turning your computer lab into a testing center, how to incorporate certification objectives into your current class standards, pacing, and what Certiport's upgrade from Console 8 to Compass means for you. If you are not part of the Create Idaho or Idaho Microsoft program, join us and learn how to become part of the program.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Majors

Jason Majors

Deployment Manager, Certiport
Jason Majors is your Certiport, Deployment manager. Jason prepared students for Adobe Certified Associate and Microsoft Office Specialist certifications during his five years of leading the Digital Design Academy at Escambia High School in Pensacola, FL. While teaching, he was also... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am
120A Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

Expand the Classroom with Lenovo VR Classroom
Imagine being able to transport students into immersive learning environment on demand.Now imagine giving them the tools to create their own VR content – now possible with the Lenovo VR Classroom kit built for education.
We will discuss and demo VR technology and review various teaching and learning content in this session.

Speakers
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Susan Reynolds

Education VR Specialist, Lenovo
Susan has spent the majority of her career working for various technology vendors that focus on instructional technology for education institutions. She has a passion for helping educators learn how and why to use technology to immerse students in learning.


Tuesday February 4, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am
140 Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

Lens on Security–Risk Management
Risk management. Data privacy. Cybersecurity. These are three critical areas that need to be addressed in any K-12 security strategy.Join this interactive session to learn how different districts are tackling these very important issues. From providing training and professional development to deploying proactive cybersecurity technologies, education leaders from across the nation are taking a stand against cyberthreats. Attendees will leave with best practices, tips, and resources they can use to assist with their incident response planning.

Speakers
avatar for Colleen Hoy

Colleen Hoy

Lead Product Manager, ENA
Colleen Hoy is Lead Product Manager at Education Networks of America. In this capacity, Colleen serves as team lead for all product team needs and specifically oversees the development and management of ENA’s suite of security products. Previously, Colleen served in product management... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am
110D Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

Physical Security what can we do to better secure our schools (part one)
Access Control, Student and Staff Access, communication to the front office,integration of the speaker system,ADA,Magnetic locks, Clocks-Bells and speakers,Security Cameras

Speakers
avatar for Keven Denton

Keven Denton

I.T Manager, West Ada School District
14 Years I.T Manager West Ada School District, M.S Educational Technology, B.S Information Systems, B.S Accounting, Idaho Education Credential Network Support, Network Technology.


Tuesday February 4, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am
440 Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83889

9:00am

Exhibits
Tuesday February 4, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
100AB Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

9:00am

Registration
Tuesday February 4, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
LOBBY Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

9:00am

Lead Where You Are
“I’m just...It’s a phrase we hear all the time. I’m just a teacher, I’m just an assistant principal, I’m just a tech director, I’m just a custodian….the list goes on and on and is always followed by reasons something CAN’T happen. Leadership is not a title, it’s an action...and it starts from within. Identifying leadership traits in yourself changes your mindset when thinking about leading those around you. Part of our responsibilities as leaders is to identify leadership traits in others. We need to be better talent scouts in our schools. The opportunities are endless for those who choose to lead...it’s our job to find those traits, focus our efforts on growth opportunities, and foster an environment where everyone has a chance to lead. This fast paced and engaging session will help you identify your own leadership traits and implement practical ways to increase your capacity to find them in others.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Joe Sanfelippo

Dr. Joe Sanfelippo

Superintendent, Fall Creek School District
Dr. Joe Sanfelippo is the Superintendent of the Fall Creek School District in Fall Creek, WI. Joe co-hosts the "Hacking Leadership Podcast" and co-authored "Hacking Leadership: 10 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers, Students and Parents Love." He has been a featured... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
400 ROOM Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:00am

Exhibit Break
Tuesday February 4, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am
100AB Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:00am

Registration
Tuesday February 4, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am
LOBBY Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:45am

Exhibits
Tuesday February 4, 2020 10:45am - 11:30am
100AB Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:45am

Idaho STEM Action Center Maker Room
Do you want to get hands-on with current STEM tools and technology and engage with experts who are using these tools with youth of all ages? The STEM Action Center has assembled a group of passionate makers and STEM aficionados to share engaging, innovative tools and ways you can use them in your learning environment. The Maker Room will be open all day on  the 5th and 6th, and you are encouraged to drop in and get hands-on with robotics, circuitry, coding, virtual reality, design challenges, and construction tools that can be used with a variety of grades and ages. The STEM Action Center will also share information on resources, funding opportunities, and more to support your innovative ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Erica Compton

Erica Compton

Program Manager, Idaho STEM Action Center
Erica Compton is an Idaho native with over 30 years of experience in hands-on STEM education and training. In February of 2010 Erica joined the Idaho Commission for Libraries as a Project Coordinator. She co-developed the Make It at the Library project with the goal of strengthening... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 10:45am - 11:30am
LEVEL 2 LOBBY Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:45am

Registration
Tuesday February 4, 2020 10:45am - 11:30am
LOBBY Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:45am

Mountain High School IT Squad and Chromebooks 101
The Mountain Home high school IT Squad is made up of Junior and Senior students learning to work as computer support staff; troubleshooting all level one and some level two technology issues around the district. These students are trained to maintain the high school's digital devices, and teach a Chromebook 101 to faculty and new students. There will also be a short course on Chromebook shortcuts and usability features.

Speakers
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Lyndy Higgins

Business and Technology teacher, Mountain Home School District
Mrs. Higgins has been a business and technology teacher for four years with her district. I am in my third year teaching Interactive Media and Computer Science and enjoying my students and the world of computer science. When our district went 1:1 with digital devices I was able to... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 10:45am - 11:30am
100E Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:45am

Seeing into the Future with Virtual Reality and 3D Design
In this session we will talk a little bit about what we have done to start a computer science program at our school and how far we have come. We will show how we use virtual reality hand in hand with 3D design to get students excited about their futures with the latest in tech. Along with our students we discover how these technological advances are changing careers and how things are done.

Speakers
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Mrs. Auri Willard

6th Grade Science and Computer Science Teacher, Madison School District #321
Auri and Erik have taught sixth grade science for 13 years combined. After teaching science for a year, and having the opportunity to attend the IETA conference a new vision was created. Auri and Erik put in a lot of time reworking their school's social studies curriculum to make... Read More →
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Mr. Erik Bloom

6th Grade Science and Computer Science Teacher, Madison School District #321
Auri and Erik have taught sixth grade science for 13 years combined. After teaching science for a year, and having the opportunity to attend the IETA conference a new vision was created. Auri and Erik put in a lot of time reworking their school's social studies curriculum to make... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 10:45am - 11:30am
110C Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:45am

Agility in STEAM and beyond
Agile is all about teamwork, transparency, and technical excellence. In this hands-on workshop participants will learn the principals of agile that enable collaborative environments where diverse teams can continuously learn, improve, grow and produce. While the agile principals evolved from software development, they can be applied in any subject matter; this session includes several hands on STEAM related experiences that give participants an opportunity to practice agile.

Speakers
avatar for Russell Fair

Russell Fair

Lead Web Engineer, 10up
Russell is a software developer who moonlights as a computer science instructor and technology implementation consultant. Over the past five years, he has helped schools create makerspaces, develop STEAM and computer science programs, and has led roll-outs of 1:1 programs. He is a... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 10:45am - 11:30am
120C Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:45am

Applications for Augmented Reality in the Classroom - Apple
TBD

Speakers
avatar for Joe Robinson

Joe Robinson

Development Executive K12 Education, Apple Inc.
Joe Robinson is part of Apple’s Education team, working with school leaders to leverage technology to transform learning. Prior to Apple, Joe served as a middle school teacher, elementary assistant principal, and a director of instructional technology in the suburbs of Chicago... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 10:45am - 11:30am
410A Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:45am

ClassDojo: Classroom Management Made Fun! (part two)
ClassDojo is an online classroom management system that I have used in multiple grade levels and all the students that have used it absolutely love it. In a nutshell, ClassDojo is a fantastic and easy way to monitor positive and negative behaviors and have students earn points for potential rewards. One of those rewards while earning positive points that I have used in the past is being able to create and change their "monster". Each students starts out with their own Dojo monster that they can customize and there are endless styles, colors, figures, and characters to choose from. Not only can you use this system to manage individual students, but there are also features that allow you to group students and give or take away points to the whole group, or to the entire class. When you are working with the points themselves, another fantastic feature is that it tells the students exactly what they did to earn points or have those points taken away. For example, some of the positive points categories are: "On Task", "Participating", "Working Hard" and some of the negative point categories are: "Off Task", "Talking Out Of Turn", "Unprepared" and any of these categories can be edited or modified by the teacher. When I used these in elementary school, I was also able to connect the parents to our ClassDojo and it was an excellent way for them to see how their student was progressing or how they did in class that day. You can also send emails, post pictures, and add class stories to the site! Teachers have the capability to add and create as many Dojo classes as they need, which is a great feature for middle school and high school teachers. One incredible new addition that they just created this year is student mode. In this mode, students can add their own private stories that only their parents will be able to see and the teacher approves all posts. Some other excellent teacher tools within ClassDojo are: the ability to take attendance, use a class timer, randomize which students should earn points, and then there are two additional tabs called "Big Ideas" and "Toolkit". All of these features can be accessed directly from the site or the app within the app store for free! One thing I absolutely love about the "Big Ideas" tab is that you can create little mini social-emotional lessons for your students about growth mindset, perseverance, empathy, gratitude and mindfulness. These mini video lessons are put into words students can understand and are excellent ways to start the day off on a very positive note. Within the "Toolkit" tab, you can do even MORE such as: post class directions for the day, play music for the class while they work, there is a group maker for group work days, a noise meter to watch how loud the class gets, Think-Pair-Share, and a "Today" feature to greet students with an introduction message. You can still access all of these things through a computer, but for easy access and less problems, it is recommended that teachers and students use the free app. Some anticipated outcomes for this presentation would be to have teachers play around with this app, so they would need some sort of device to practice on, but cellphones work as well. I would go through all of the basics I mentioned above and if my given time slot allows, I would go into the details about the additional "Big Ideas" and the "Toolkit" features. ClassDojo has completely changed the way my classroom runs and I have been complimented many times on how well my management is. I credit that success to ClassDojo and everything it has helped me with. I would highly recommend teachers to use this and look forward to the potential opportunity to show other teachers how this amazing free app can be utilized.

Speakers
avatar for Ms. Allie Floyd

Ms. Allie Floyd

3rd Grade Teacher, West Ada District- Spalding STEM Academy
My name is Allie Floyd and I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of the IETA Conference for my fourth year in a row! In 2016, I earned my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a double minor in English and Music from Idaho State University. I have taught at a variety of... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 10:45am - 11:30am
410C Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:45am

Coding and Creativity with Sphero
Sphero is being used in classrooms to teach robotics and programming. We will discuss how a growing community of makers, students, instructors, and parents are all learning together through play. We will also present our work creating engaging STEAM learning experiences for K-12 students and educators throughout the world. We will discuss about the need in today's classroom for true 21st Century Learning skills, and how these skills help prepare students for their future careers. We will get hands on and show how the Sphero line of products will help those students discover their talents and passions in ways no other product can.

Speakers
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Jeff Couch

Education Sales Manager - West, Sphero
Jeff has extensive background in working with schools all over the world with different companies. He has been a part of the Sphero Edu team now for over 2 years, and loves working with schools to help kids see the fun and engaging parts of what can be a scary topic, computer sci... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 10:45am - 11:30am
110A Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:45am

Differentiating Learning Using G Suite
"Get ideas for how to differentiate instruction for students or adults using a variety of G Suite Apps and on-demand learning tools and menus.

Outcomes:
Experience different kinds of learning menus
Create their own learning menu
Explore a variety of web tools"

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Lim

Melissa Lim

Technology Integration Specialist, Portland Public Schools
I work collaboratively with administrators, curriculum and instruction, teachers, students, and other central departments to support professional learning and the integration of technology and curriculum, in both leadership and classroom settings across Portland Public Schools.


Tuesday February 4, 2020 10:45am - 11:30am
420B Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:45am

Dynamic Prompts for Compelling Discussions and Stronger Writing
There is a mind-boggling array of opportunities online to use interesting articles, images, and videos to prompt discussion and writing, as well as creativity with any subject. We'll look at ways of using some of what's available and you'll return to your school with activities ready to go.

Speakers
avatar for Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley

Executive Director, Next Vista for Learning
Rushton Hurley is an educator who believes this is a great time to teach. In his work, he has taught Japanese language, been principal of an online school, directed a professional development program, and succeeded as a social benefit entrepreneur. He loves creativity, collaborative... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 10:45am - 11:30am
420A Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:45am

iPad OS + G Suite = Powerful Creativity and Efficient Workflows for AP Classes AND Early Learners
Do you and your students use G Suite apps like Google Docs, and Google Slides? Did you know you can use all the G Suite apps on an iPad device? In this session, we will explore how the G Suite apps can be used together on an iPad device to create, collaborate, communicate, and think critically in lessons designed for students from AP classes to early learning classes.

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Apple

Apple


Tuesday February 4, 2020 10:45am - 11:30am
410B Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:45am

Leading the Learning
Ever feel like you arrive at school, go through the day, and wonder if anything actually got done? The day-to-day operations tend to impede our opportunity for administrators to grow and learn in their position. The administrator in a school is responsible for leading a learning organization. If we are going to lead the learning in schools we need to find a way to do it together. Too often administrators are left on an island because they are the only person in the building with a particular role. This session provides a road map for taking ownership of your learning, while still leading the work done at the building level.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Joe Sanfelippo

Dr. Joe Sanfelippo

Superintendent, Fall Creek School District
Dr. Joe Sanfelippo is the Superintendent of the Fall Creek School District in Fall Creek, WI. Joe co-hosts the "Hacking Leadership Podcast" and co-authored "Hacking Leadership: 10 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers, Students and Parents Love." He has been a featured... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 10:45am - 11:30am
130 Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:45am

Let's Hangout
Come “hangout” with us! This session will teach you how to effectively use Google Hangouts as a tool for communication. You will learn how to collaboratewith teachers or people in different locations using Hangouts.

Speakers
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Shannon Nicholson

Elementary Teacher (4th & 5th grades), Boise Schools
Shannon Nicholson actively supports learning in her classroom with innovative ways to incorporate technology. She believes staying up to date on cutting edge technology is essential to keeping up with students during the 21st century. Shannon is constantly looking for ways to enhance... Read More →
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Kristen Hennessy

Elementary Teacher (4th & 5th grades), Boise Schools
Kristen Hennessy is passionate about how technology can support education and spur innovation in students and educators. She encourages staff and students to use technology to ensure education is relevant and engaging. Kristen uses her enthusiasm for cutting-edge technology to discover... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 10:45am - 11:30am
110B Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:45am

You’re So Distracted
Chances are you are reading this sectional description on a digital device: laptop, cellphone or
tablet. At the same time that this device is connecting you to a vast world of people and
information, it is also distracting you with notifications, games, amusements, and low-value
content designed to pull you in and dominate your finite well of attention. If you can't fight it,
what chance does an impulsive adolescent have??! It is time to have an honest conversation

about digital distraction. This presentation will approach the problem head on, with a look at the
problem and suggestions of saving yourself AND your students from this growing problem!

Speakers

Tuesday February 4, 2020 10:45am - 11:30am
120B Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:45am

Computer Science – the future of technical education. Stay current with the new resources and certifications offered through the Idaho Microsoft Imagine Academy and Certiport Program.
What is beyond Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications? Microsoft Technology Associate Certifications! Come learn what Computer Science resources and certifications are available to you through the Microsoft Imagine Academy and Certiport Program. You will learn how to access the resources and deliver these certifications to your students.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Majors

Jason Majors

Deployment Manager, Certiport
Jason Majors is your Certiport, Deployment manager. Jason prepared students for Adobe Certified Associate and Microsoft Office Specialist certifications during his five years of leading the Digital Design Academy at Escambia High School in Pensacola, FL. While teaching, he was also... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 10:45am - 11:30am
120A Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:45am

Implementing Multifactor Authentication
Multi-factor or MFA is likely the single most important security change you can make today to protect your environment, but what are the costs and options of implementing multi-factor across the district?  This session will review the underlying frameworks of multi-factor authentication and then discuss the impacts of implementation.  Participants will walk away with a greater understanding of multi-factor and project/communications plans that can be used to implement it in your district.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Gravette

Ryan Gravette

Director of Technology, IDLA
Over the past 19 years, Ryan Gravette has focused on using Edtech to tear down the barriers to great teaching and learning. He has worked as a school technology specialist, data integration specialist, and technology director. He currently serves as the Technology Director for Idaho... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 10:45am - 11:30am
200 Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:45am

Master Change Management
Successful change initiatives share two key characteristics: effective persuasion and a clear understanding of organizational change as a long-term, multi-step process rather than a singular event. Learn how to best establish a sense of urgency, win support, and silence naysayers so that you achieve buy-in and increase your odds of success.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Richards

Thomas Richards

Executive Director, OETC
CEO of OETC


Tuesday February 4, 2020 10:45am - 11:30am
140 Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:45am

Physical Security what can we do to better secure our schools (part two)
Access Control, Student and Staff Access, communication to the front office,integration of the speaker system,ADA,Magnetic locks, Clocks-Bells and speakers,Security Cameras

Speakers
avatar for Keven Denton

Keven Denton

I.T Manager, West Ada School District
14 Years I.T Manager West Ada School District, M.S Educational Technology, B.S Information Systems, B.S Accounting, Idaho Education Credential Network Support, Network Technology.


Tuesday February 4, 2020 10:45am - 11:30am
440 Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83889

10:45am

We'll Do It Live! A Ransomware Demo
In this session attendees will view a simulated ransomware incident. The ransomware attack chain will be dissected and preventative measures will be discussed. Your future self will thank you for the security controls you put in place today.

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William Dembi

Security Architect, Idaho Digital Learning Alliance
William Dembi is the Security Architect for Idaho Digital Learning Alliance. He has over 10 years of experience in information technology and numerous industry certifications including CISSP, AWS Solutions Architect, and AWS SysOps Administrator. He also has a Bachelor's in Information... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 10:45am - 11:30am
110D Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

11:40am

Exhibits
Tuesday February 4, 2020 11:40am - 12:50pm
100AB Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

11:40am

Registration
Tuesday February 4, 2020 11:40am - 12:50pm
LOBBY Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

11:40am

Awards Luncheon with Idaho Superintendent
Tuesday February 4, 2020 11:40am - 12:50pm
400 ROOM Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:00pm

Exhibits
Tuesday February 4, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm
100AB Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:00pm

Idaho STEM Action Center Maker Room
Do you want to get hands-on with current STEM tools and technology and engage with experts who are using these tools with youth of all ages? The STEM Action Center has assembled a group of passionate makers and STEM aficionados to share engaging, innovative tools and ways you can use them in your learning environment. The Maker Room will be open all day on  the 5th and 6th, and you are encouraged to drop in and get hands-on with robotics, circuitry, coding, virtual reality, design challenges, and construction tools that can be used with a variety of grades and ages. The STEM Action Center will also share information on resources, funding opportunities, and more to support your innovative ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Erica Compton

Erica Compton

Program Manager, Idaho STEM Action Center
Erica Compton is an Idaho native with over 30 years of experience in hands-on STEM education and training. In February of 2010 Erica joined the Idaho Commission for Libraries as a Project Coordinator. She co-developed the Make It at the Library project with the goal of strengthening... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm
LEVEL 2 LOBBY Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:00pm

Registration
Tuesday February 4, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm
LOBBY Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:00pm

Focused Coaching and Improved Instruction
Do you want simple ways to demonstrate that your instructional support is making a difference in the lives of students AND teachers? Are you an instructional coach or leader that works with schools to improve literacy instruction and student achievement? Do you want to be able to provide support for all teachers based on group and individual needs? Do you want coaching tools that are tried and true and that you can manipulate to meet your needs including lots of examples of coaching plans and step by step ideas for creating your own coaching plans? This session will help you!Kathi is a real educator who assists real coaches and instructional leaders everyday—with proven success in helping districts, schools, coaches and teachers improve instruction and raise student achievement.Proven practices from the resource “Coach’s Handbook” will be shared.

Speakers
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Kathi Tiefenthaler

Education/Literacy Consultant, STRIVE
Kathi Tiefenthaler, M.Ed., is the Unit Director for Comprehensive Support and Improvement for the Montana Office of Public Instruction which supports schools in improving teaching and learning, especially for disadvantaged students. Kathi taught Title I math and reading, 5th and 6th... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm
200 Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:00pm

Hacking Leadership
Water is amazing and seemingly always finds a way. It has the ability to form, replenish our system, power equipment, and can wipe out entire cities. Leaders have the same properties.  Some end up conforming to their environment as water would with a cup or bowl. Some have the power to wipe out entire populations and others lift the level of the land. The best leaders take little openings and create space for those they lead. They find the smallest cracks of opportunity and create a path that was not there before. They shape the land. They find a way. Hacking leadership is about finding innovative solutions to issues that have plagued the system for years, and implementing them tomorrow. The focus is on practical application. We all know the problems exist, but knowledge of problems does not make our daily life in schools easier.  Utilizing the tools in Hacking Leadership will allow you and your team to find the openings and create space for those you lead. Space to learn. Space to teach. Space to thrive.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Joe Sanfelippo

Dr. Joe Sanfelippo

Superintendent, Fall Creek School District
Dr. Joe Sanfelippo is the Superintendent of the Fall Creek School District in Fall Creek, WI. Joe co-hosts the "Hacking Leadership Podcast" and co-authored "Hacking Leadership: 10 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers, Students and Parents Love." He has been a featured... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm
130 Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:00pm

Cultivating Resilience in Educators
Embrace your emotions, engage in specific habits, and learn strategies to boost your resilience to survive and thrive, both personally and professionally.

Outcomes:
What is resilience?
Participate in resilience-building activities and strategies
Reflect with colleagues

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Lim

Melissa Lim

Technology Integration Specialist, Portland Public Schools
I work collaboratively with administrators, curriculum and instruction, teachers, students, and other central departments to support professional learning and the integration of technology and curriculum, in both leadership and classroom settings across Portland Public Schools.


Tuesday February 4, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm
430 Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83888

1:00pm

Forcing Perspective One Human At A Time
Humans of all sizes are feeling divided, yet closer, more educated or ignorant than they really are? It seems like a mess reaping havoc one human at a time. Perhaps it's just a forced perspective.

According to Wikipedia,
forced perspective is a technique that employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. It manipulates human visual perception through the use of scaled objects and the correlation between them and the vantage point of the spectator. 

Join this holistic and pragmatic session to look at how our global perspective is being forced and manipulated on a daily basis by transformational technology advancements and an economy craving human attention. While in our local communities, educators and administrators alike are being challenged with new student perspective-taking demands, modern social and emotional needs (the likes that some have never seen before) and a medium-full of misinformation that is changing the vantage point from which we previously looked at education.

Forcing Perspective One Human At A Time looks to inspire educators and administrators alike to look at the shifts as an opportunity; instead of allowing social media, trolls, and clickbait to reap havoc on the learning 4 all perspective you came into education with.

Speakers
avatar for Darren Hudgins

Darren Hudgins

CEO, Think | Do | Thrive
Find out more about what I do here https://about.me/darren_hudgins


Tuesday February 4, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm
420B Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:00pm

Google Tour Creator
This session will show educators how to use Google Tour Creator to create their own VR experiences. We will also discuss how this tool can be used to bring the community into the classroom and engage students in entirely new ways. These experiences can then be uploaded to Google Expeditions, embedded on websites, or shared directly for anyone to enjoy.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Zimmerman

Paul Zimmerman

Technology Innovator, Blaine County School District
Paul Zimmerman offers a different angle to technology. It's important to remember that technology needs to be viewed as one of the tools for learning and not as the only tool. Ask why before you ask what. Paul Zimmerman is the Google Certified Trainer and Google Educator Level 1... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm
110B Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:00pm

K-12 Creativity with Trashbots
Trashbots are a robotic platform that teaches problem solving skills and boosts student creativity by incorporating everyday objects into the mix of solving a problem.This session will introduce you to the Trashbots experience (as if you are a student) and show you curriculum that can be utilized in the classroom.This affordable K-12 STEM technology includes lessons that can easily be adapted for learners of all ages.Trashbots can be coded using TBlocks platform created by Trashbots or with Python.Come create with us!Also hear from the Director of the Doceo Center and a teacher who just completed a computer science endorsement program with the University of Idaho about how these robots were incorporated into a middle school coding camp, and hear from the inventors about why and how they created Trashbots.

Speakers
avatar for Cassidy Hall

Cassidy Hall

Director, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Idaho Doceo Center
Cassidy Hall is the director the Doceo Center for Innovation + Learning, as well as an associate professor of learning technologies in the University of Idaho’s Curriculum and Instruction Department. She brings extensive experience of collaboration with teachers and faculty in integrating... Read More →
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Chad Harris

Teacher, Bingham Academy High School
Chad Harris has been in education for 23 years. He attended graduate school at the University of Utah. He has worked for a governor as well as trained superintendents and school board members across the state of Utah. Recently, he has been a principal the the middle and high school... Read More →
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Rohit Srinivasan

Inventor of Trashbots, Trashbots
Rohit Srinivasan is a sophomore in the Plan II and Mechanical Engineering program at UT, part of the class of 2022. At Trashbots, he specializes in hardware design and business development. In his free time, he enjoys working his 3D printer and Spikeball.
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Sidharth Srinivasan

Inventor of Trashbots, Trashbots
Sidharth Srinivasan is a senior at Westlake High School, part of the class of 2020. At Trashbots, he specializes in software development, curriculum development and digital media. In his free time, he enjoys music - singing, piano and guitar - and running.


Tuesday February 4, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm
110A Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:00pm

Learning Sciences to Reach All Students
Understanding how the brain works and how learning occurs is likely something we didn’t learn in school or at least it's not something we can easily recall from our pre service experience.We all learn differently, so keeping ourselves up to date on learner characteristics, brain based best teaching practices will help teachers customize their classroom experience to better meet the needs of the diverse learners they serve.This session will expand participants' knowledge related to learning sciences and provide actionable strategies to shape the learning experiences they design.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Mangum

Nancy Mangum

Associate Director of Professional Learning, The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
Nancy Mangum is Professional Learning for the Friday Institute at NC State University. In this role she has provided extensive, customized professional development for teachers and administrators across North Carolina and frequently presents at national conferences for teachers and... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm
420A Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:00pm

Seesaw!Digital Portfolios for Every Grade Level
Seesaw is a student-driven digital portfolio that empowers students to independently document what they are learning at school and inspires students to do their best work and saves teachers time.Used in over 20,000 classrooms, Seesaw has changed my teaching forever!Come learn how to use it with 1 or 25 devices, chromebooks, or tablets and in ANY grade level!You'll love connecting your classroom to home and the world with amazing ease.

Speakers
avatar for Kerrianne Burch

Kerrianne Burch

Elementary Music Teacher, Twin Falls SD
My name is Kerrianne Burch, and I am officially addicted to implementing technology in my classroom. I have been teaching in the Twin Falls area since 2009 after moving here from Arizona. I graduated from Brigham Young University, Provo in 1999 with my degree in Elementary Education... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm
120C Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:00pm

Six Mobile Apps that EVERY Tech-Savvy Teacher Should Have on Their Smartphone
You’ve probably heard that our mobile devices are distracting, anxiety-provoking, and may have
interfered in a major presidential election. However, passive use of our phone and mobile
devices are part of why they have become the object of such intrigue. Join NCCE’s Tech-Savvy
Administrator as he leads the movement towards seeing mobile devices as the revolutionary
learning tool that they are. He will discuss the six apps that EVERY teacher should have on their
phone and the obligation that all teachers have to help students use their phone as a tool for
learning, creating, and sharing knowledge.

Speakers

Tuesday February 4, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm
120B Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:00pm

Cognitive Load and Learning
Based on the research and work from Todd Zakrajsek & John Sweller, this session will focus on how cognitive load impacts student outcomes and provide tools so instructors can develop specific activities and lesson plans to help students deepen their learning. If we want our learners to learn, we need to think about the cognitive load we are placing on them with our teaching – as with everything in life, balance is important. Additionally, we'll look at how cognitive load affects collaborative learning. Finally, participants will gain practical instructional strategies they can use in their lessons to reduce high cognitive load.

Speakers
avatar for Maureen Seidel, M.Ed

Maureen Seidel, M.Ed

Assistant Professor of Innovation and Doceo Programming, Northwest Nazarene University
Maureen Seidel is an Assistant Professor at Northwest Nazarene University working with the Center for Professional Development with Doceō Programming. She has more than 16 years of teaching experience in the Treasure Valley and has an innovative mind for engaging students in the... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm
110D Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:00pm

Destiny Discover - Maximizing Access to your Educational Resources
Follett's Destiny Discover patron interface of Destiny Library Manager takes you to the next level of curation, collaboration, and promoting your district's print and digital resources.During this hands-on session, you will learn how to set-up your home page, add educational databases to the One Search federated search, and utilize the Collections curation feature.This session is designed for school librarians that use Destiny Library Manager.

Speakers
avatar for Pam DeMar

Pam DeMar

Technology Sales Consultant, Follett School Solutions
I have worked with districts and schools helping them choose and utilize their educational resources for the past twelve years. Working with Follett Destiny Solutions I have come to better understand the challenges districts have in finding and promoting utilizing


Tuesday February 4, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm
140 Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:00pm

Federated Authentication: Apple and Microsoft Azure Integration Best Practices
Federated authentication links your Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AD) instance with Apple School Manager, so you can directly leverage Microsoft Azure AD user names and passwords as Managed Apple IDs. This makes Apple School Manager an even simpler way to streamline the management of your people, content and devices, with one easy to use interface. Join us as we go from initial setup to identity management with MS Azure.

Speakers
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Apple

Apple


Tuesday February 4, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm
410B Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:00pm

Power BI Introduction Work Session
Power BI is a simple Microsoft extract, transform, and load visualization business intelligence tool that makes it simple to compare data from multiple sources (Garner Quadrangle ranks Power BI the number one business intelligence tool).In this work session, you will learn how to import data from multiple sources, created data models, and transform information and create visualizations.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Dodds

Jeff Dodds

Data Administrator, West Ada School District
Experienced System and Data Administrator with a demonstrated history of working in the information technologyand services industry. Strong information technology professional skilled in Analytical Skills, Databases,Instructional Design, Team Building, and Data Warehousing.
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Chad Smith

Programmer Analyst, West Ada School District
avatar for Julie Buisman

Julie Buisman

Programmer/Systems Analyst, PMP, West Ada School District
Julie has over ten years experience analyzing & reporting utilizing a variety of data systems including PeopleSoft, Oracle and PowerSchool. Most recently she was tasked with leading teams at West Ada School District to create a data governance framework for analytics tools, SAS and... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm
440 Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83889

1:00pm

The Integrated School of the Future & Troubleshooting Layer 1
The sessions will be hands on sessions showing methods of troubleshooting layer 1 issues.

Speakers
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Austin T, Howell

TECH, System Tech Inc.
Austin started in the telecommunications industry in 2010 installing large retrofit structured cabling E-rate projects. His ambition, leadership, dedication and customer service has bolstered System Tech’s offerings. Austin is very keen to cutting edge technologies and his perception... Read More →
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Dave Lawes

RCDD, System Tech Inc.
Dave came to the telecommunications industry after serving 8 years in the U.S. Army as an electronics technician, shop sergeant and paratrooper through three war time deployments.  Within the industry Dave has experience as a technician, estimator, designer and project manager on... Read More →
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Scott Chandler

RCDD, System Tech Inc.
Scott has experience since 1993 in the telecommunications field, showing ability to clearly see industry directions, discern solid architecture from technical hype, and apply the technology in a way that increases shareholder value. Experiences in the industry include operations... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm
110C Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:00pm

Embedding Equity in Teaching and Learning - Apple
TBD

Speakers
avatar for Joe Robinson

Joe Robinson

Development Executive K12 Education, Apple Inc.
Joe Robinson is part of Apple’s Education team, working with school leaders to leverage technology to transform learning. Prior to Apple, Joe served as a middle school teacher, elementary assistant principal, and a director of instructional technology in the suburbs of Chicago... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm
410A Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

2:30pm

Exhibits
Tuesday February 4, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm
100AB Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

2:30pm

Registration
Tuesday February 4, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm
LOBBY Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

3:15pm

Exhibits
Tuesday February 4, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm
100AB Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

3:15pm

Idaho STEM Action Center Maker Room
Do you want to get hands-on with current STEM tools and technology and engage with experts who are using these tools with youth of all ages? The STEM Action Center has assembled a group of passionate makers and STEM aficionados to share engaging, innovative tools and ways you can use them in your learning environment. The Maker Room will be open all day on  the 5th and 6th, and you are encouraged to drop in and get hands-on with robotics, circuitry, coding, virtual reality, design challenges, and construction tools that can be used with a variety of grades and ages. The STEM Action Center will also share information on resources, funding opportunities, and more to support your innovative ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Erica Compton

Erica Compton

Program Manager, Idaho STEM Action Center
Erica Compton is an Idaho native with over 30 years of experience in hands-on STEM education and training. In February of 2010 Erica joined the Idaho Commission for Libraries as a Project Coordinator. She co-developed the Make It at the Library project with the goal of strengthening... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm
LEVEL 2 LOBBY Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

3:15pm

Registration
Tuesday February 4, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm
LOBBY Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

3:15pm

Academic changes needed to prepare for the 4th Industrial Revolution
As the old adage goes, what we teach and test are important, but much of what's important isn't tested. With rapid evolution in the 4th Industrial Revolution upon us, are we truly preparing young people for the challenges they will face in their lifetime. Or are we emphasizing the status quo to appease the politicians. Join HP's Distinguish Technologist, Elliott Levine, with over a quarter century in K-12 education, as we look at technologies that are transforming our future, and the steps we, as educators, can take today to better prepare.

Speakers
avatar for Elliott Levine

Elliott Levine

Distinguished Technologist and Director of Education, HP, HP Inc.
Named the Inaugural EdTech 100 Top Global Influencers by EdTech Digest


Tuesday February 4, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm
100E Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

3:15pm

Developing a culture of learning for educators
Every educational leader wants to establish a culture of learning that empowers all students.However, they fail to realize the importance of having teachers experience learning opportunities that parallel what students should encounter.Learn how to structure professional development that allows staff to experience technology to truly transform teacher practice.

Purpose: To help building and district leaders learn how to utilize technology to develop platforms for professional development that promote collaborative and interactive learning opportunities for teachers which in turn helps facilitate a transformation of teacher practice.

Objectives:Participants will be able to create blended learning experiences as professional development for staff using online resources, book studies, and video artifacts to help teachers expand their own learning experiences beyond the classroom that transforms practice.

Success Criteria:
- Participants will be able to share with others why it is important to create learning experiences for staff using technology to communicate and collaborate.
- Participants will learn about different resources to provide learning opportunities for staff.
- Participants will be able to design their own book study or learning courses for staff.
- Participants will learn how to facilitate learning conversations that foster a change in practice.
- Participants will have an opportunity to leave with a plan to bring back to their organization for implementation.

https://www.iste.org/explore/innovator-solutions/developing-culture-learning-educators

Speakers
avatar for Geri Gillespy. Ed.S.

Geri Gillespy. Ed.S.

Administrator of Digital Integration, West Ada School District
Geri Gillespy is the Administrator of Digital Integration in the West Ada School District. It is currently the largest district in Idaho with 55 buildings and over 41,000 students. Her Digital Integration team supports the implementation, training, and evaluation of technology integration... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm
110C Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

3:15pm

Five Things Every Administrators Needs to Know About Personal Technology
Join NCCE’s Tech-Savvy Teachers for a deeper look into important daily practices to secure
their digital presence and protect their privacy. We’ll look at appropriate password
management, exploring privacy settings in tools from Google, Facebook, and Microsoft, and
steps you can take daily to safely engage with our world’s digital toolsets.


Tuesday February 4, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm
120B Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

3:15pm

TCO & Financing
All technologies have a shelf life and devices depreciate over time.  iPad and Mac devices retain the highest residual value in the industry.  If your school is making purchasing decisions  based mostly on the cost of the device we have options that will surprise you. Too many schools are losing out on thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars, money that could be used to offset the costs of new devices. This ultimately costs the community and districts more money in the long run because they don’t understand total cost of ownership. Learn best practices in building sustainable life-cycle management and using trade-in programs, two parts of Apple’s flexible financing options aimed at lowering Total Cost of Ownership.

Speakers
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Apple

Apple


Tuesday February 4, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm
410B Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

3:15pm

Culture, Technology, Science Saves the World: AREA154: Apocalypse Division
Designed, produced, and managed by science teacher, EdTech professor, doctoral student, and contend developer Torrence Temple, AREA154: Apocalypse Division will teach you how to utilize technology and cultural awareness to create amazing "Staged Learning" STEM experiences and promote engagement. Despite the challenges of low socioeconomic status and high minority population of the program's participants, learning thrived. Learn about the content design philosophy and the technology that pulled it all together.

Speakers
avatar for Torrence Temple

Torrence Temple

Teacher/Professor/Content Developer, San Jacinto USD/Doctoral Student Boise State University
My philosophy for engineering technology for the purpose of learning science centers on the notion, "We can do better." I have taught middle school and high school biology, chemistry, and AP chemistry over the course of my 23 years in K-12 education. During that time I also taught... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm
430 Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83888

3:15pm

Funding STEM Education
In this session Idaho STEM Action Center staff will go over how to find and receive funding to support your STEM education programs. Specifically they will go over:
1.How to search for relevant grants
2. Best practices for writing grants
3. What are reviewers looking for
4. How to apply for a STEM Action Center grant
5. Reporting requirements after project completion
There will be time to begin working on your next grant or bring a grant you have already started.

Speakers
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Dr. Kaitlin Maguire

Grant Writer, Idaho STEM Action Center
Kaitlin received her Ph.D. in integrative biology from UC Berkeley, an M.S. in geology from Ohio University and her B.S. in biology from George Washington University. She coordinates the i-STEM summer institute programs that provide professional development for educators throughout... Read More →
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Crispin Gravatt

Data Analyst, Idaho STEM Action Center
Crispin was born in Pocatello, and grew up in various places along the Snake River. He graduated from Boise State University with degrees in Sociology, French, Gender Studies, and Economics. In 2014, Crispin was selected to represent ten states and various US territories as a human... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm
130 Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

3:15pm

Google Expeditions? Yes, but Don’t Stop There!
Google Expeditions is one of the most immersive learning platforms we have available to us as educators. No matter what you are teaching, it seems like there is a great Expedition to support your lesson. Now, let’s push the envelope a little further. Let’s create our own Google Expedition using a simple 360º camera and free, easy to use software.

Speakers
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Joshua Ratliff

Professional Learning Specialist, Trinity3 Technology
Josh is a Professional Learning Specialist with Trinity3 Technologies. He is a life-long learner, teacher, and administrator who has dedicated his career to building capacity among educators on the topics of technology integration and digital citizenship.


Tuesday February 4, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm
110B Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

3:15pm

Growth > Grades
What is growth in our classrooms? How does it help us to help our students? Why is it critical to understand? Carol Dweck's book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, has introduced many conversations about the growth mindset vs. fixed mindset within our classrooms. How do we, as teachers, wrap our brains around proficiency scores and growth scores to create meaningful information? What do we do with this information, and how do we track it? Join this class with us as we question and explore together!

Speakers
avatar for Sherrilyn Bair

Sherrilyn Bair

Sherrilynn Bair, Curriculum Director Sierra May, 3rd Grade Teacher, Snake River School Distrct
Sherrilynn has been an educator for over 18 years and truly loves learning. When we know better, we do better is her motto.
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Sierra May

Third Grade Teavher, Snake River School Distrct


Tuesday February 4, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm
120C Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

3:15pm

Making Magic
We will be discussing the use of MakerSpaces in the school/classroom settings, using both high-tech and low-tech resources. Attendees will get hands on training in paper circuits across grade levels, k-6, however all grade levels could adapt to fit the needs of their students. Session information may also include funding information through DonorsChoose and community funding, if time and interest allows.

Speakers
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Jill Smith

Teacher and Core Tech Team Member, Cassia School District
I teach 4th Grade at Raft River Elementary. I have been trained through Pathfinders Infosys on Maker Education. I have started our school’s first MakerSpace and continue to search out ways to bring 21st Century Learning to students.


Tuesday February 4, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm
410C Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

3:15pm

Preparing a Staff for Major Change
The shift toward 1:1 technology environments, major schedule and calendar changes, building renovations, and similar are all opportunities to make a team stronger. Leaders can build staff morale and use the momentum that serious discussion can allow for meaningful school improvement. We'll look at approaches to communication, planning, and promotion in this session designed to help you use change to make your school better.

Speakers
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Rushton Hurley

Executive Director, Next Vista for Learning
Rushton Hurley is an educator who believes this is a great time to teach. In his work, he has taught Japanese language, been principal of an online school, directed a professional development program, and succeeded as a social benefit entrepreneur. He loves creativity, collaborative... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm
420A Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

3:15pm

Speak Up! Stand Out! Empowering Your Students to Give Great Presentations
Our students are highly underestimated by the world around them. Empower your students to give TED-style talks and in the process, teach them to speak confidently, design intentionally, and communicate effectively. Learn great strategies and tools for giving and teaching effective presentations. Equip your students with the skills they need to speak up and stand out in a world full of noise.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Medeiros

Rachel Medeiros

Instructional Designer, Amplified EDU
San Jose Christian SchoolTeacher & Director of Educational Technology


Tuesday February 4, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm
420B Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

3:15pm

Stop Motion in the Classroom
Remember flipbooks or claymation? Bring old school ideas up to date with mobile devices. Stop motion animation projects can be used in any subject at any grade level to help students learn material or show their understanding. I will share how I use stop motion videos in my biology class. Show student-made videos from a Health Professions classroom. I will also have ideas from other subject areas as well. Attendees will also get a chance to trade ideas with fellow educators and explore the Stop Motion app making a short stop motion video with provided props.

Speakers
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Brian Vega

Teacher/Building Technology Lead, Boise Schools
I have been at Boise High since 1997 and have taught Chemistry and Modified Biology. I am currently teaching Biology and AP Biology. I have also coached baseball in various capacities since 1998 with a break from 2012-2016. My appreciation and interest in biology started in Micronesia... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm
110A Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

3:15pm

Beyond tests and grades with Microsoft and Adobe Industry Certifications through Certiport
Today's students need more than passed tests and good grades to enter the workforce. Teach them real world skills and give them the opportunity to validate their skills with industry recognized certifications to differentiate themselves in today's competitive market. Come learn about the Idaho Microsoft and Adobe programs that provide your students with these certification opportunities. 

Speakers
avatar for Jason Majors

Jason Majors

Deployment Manager, Certiport
Jason Majors is your Certiport, Deployment manager. Jason prepared students for Adobe Certified Associate and Microsoft Office Specialist certifications during his five years of leading the Digital Design Academy at Escambia High School in Pensacola, FL. While teaching, he was also... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm
120A Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

3:15pm

Bottom-Up Data Governance:It's not as overwhelming as you think!
Why should you care about data governance for your organization?

Are you tired and frustrated of creating reports and sending to users only to find that your data is not accurate? Wouldn't it be nice to have confidence in your report data?

Data analysts, report builders, programmers, and IT developers work with organizational data daily. They understand the need for defined processes and structure to ensure consistency within the sphere of data integrity. The lack of documentation, uniform processes, and convention can lead to frustration and even apathy.

Don't wait for leadership to deliver these 'rules' for your data sandbox. 
Start with your team and experience the benefits of data governance from the bottom-up.

Here are some of the early benefits that West Ada School District has experienced
  • Assurance that our metrics are accurate
  • Insight into what the most important metrics might truly be
  • Greater confidence in the analytics that we provide to school district administration



Speakers
avatar for Julie Buisman

Julie Buisman

Programmer/Systems Analyst, PMP, West Ada School District
Julie has over ten years experience analyzing & reporting utilizing a variety of data systems including PeopleSoft, Oracle and PowerSchool. Most recently she was tasked with leading teams at West Ada School District to create a data governance framework for analytics tools, SAS and... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm
110D Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

3:15pm

Is Your School Ready for the Future? Roadmap to Build Your Technology Infrastructure
Simplify your IT infrastructure, making it more manageable, affordable and flexible. There are so many options available from software, hardware to security – make sure it’s future-proofed. Learn how to free up IT staff resources so they can focus on education technology.


Speakers
avatar for Nate Bondelid

Nate Bondelid

CEO Tek-Hut, Tek-Hut
We are a certified telecommunications provider, and a leading provider of E-Rate eligible educational services we deliver solutions to meet your needs. We are your partner in technology & education.
avatar for Mike Cozakos

Mike Cozakos

Director of Instructional Technology, Middleton School District


Tuesday February 4, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm
410A Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

3:15pm

Launch into Creating Teacher Confidence in CS
A Project Lead the Way Launch Lead teacher will walk participants through how to gain confidence in teaching Computer Science. We will guide participants through activities, projects, and problems that go beyond the basics and integrate core science into really good teaching practices. We will also talk about the progression of knowledge and skills through a PreK - 12 CS pathway, so you know why you are preparing career-ready kiddos.

PLTW Launch’s seven computer science modules bring learning to life and empower students to adopt a design thinking mindset. We will dive into two of these modules... In Animated Storytelling students build computational-thinking skills by creating animations based on their own short stories. In Grids and Games students learn about the sequence and structure required in computer programs and work in teams to build tablet games.

Speakers
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Cindy Dorian

PLTW 4th Grade Teacher, West Ada School District
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Logan LeCompte

Director of School Engagement, Project Lead the Way
My career in education started like most as a traditional 5th grade ELA teacher. After 4 years of teaching, I joined REAL School Gardens as an instructional coach where I helped pioneer the award-winning garden based curriculum and teacher training programs. During this time I was... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm
140 Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

3:15pm

Let's Taco Bout Tech! How Our District is Approaching Implementing Idaho Content Standards in Computer Science and Information & Communication Technology
The Mountain Home School district is working towards aligning technology standards in Computer Science and Information & Communication Technology K-12 through a variety of approaches including being awarded a Department of Defense grant, participation in a pilot program with the National Math and Science Initiative, and implementing technology coaches in every building in our district. This session will detail how we are approaching implementing these standards K-12, and will include a variety of stakeholders who will share how they are supporting this effort in our district. We will share what is working for us and how we plan to continue our efforts in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Vick

Jamie Vick

District Technology Integration Specialist, Mountain Home School District
Jamie Vick is an Idaho educator who has worked in a variety of positions including third grade teacher, Title One teacher, and her current role as the District Technology Integration Specialist in the Mountain Home School District. Her responsibilities include writing the K-6 computer... Read More →


Tuesday February 4, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm
440 Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83889

3:15pm

Leveraging Physical Security to Coordinate Events, Even with Law Enforcement
It’s not a matter of “IF”, it’s a matter of “WHEN”.Are you getting the info you need, and in a timely manner?When an event arises, time and information is critical.Physical security is essential to helping aid in an event and reducing danger.Learn ways to help reduce risk and increase safety.

Speakers
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Jason Smart

Business Development Manager - Physical Security, CompuNet, Inc
Jason Smart is a Systems Engineer and Business Development Manager with 12+ years in architecting physical security solutions.


Tuesday February 4, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm
200 Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

4:00pm

Prizes and Business Meeting
Tuesday February 4, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm
130 Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890
 
Wednesday, February 5
 

7:00am

Registration
Wednesday February 5, 2020 7:00am - 8:00am
LOBBY Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

Idaho STEM Action Center Maker Room
Do you want to get hands-on with current STEM tools and technology and engage with experts who are using these tools with youth of all ages? The STEM Action Center has assembled a group of passionate makers and STEM aficionados to share engaging, innovative tools and ways you can use them in your learning environment. The Maker Room will be open all day on  the 5th and 6th, and you are encouraged to drop in and get hands-on with robotics, circuitry, coding, virtual reality, design challenges, and construction tools that can be used with a variety of grades and ages. The STEM Action Center will also share information on resources, funding opportunities, and more to support your innovative ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Erica Compton

Erica Compton

Program Manager, Idaho STEM Action Center
Erica Compton is an Idaho native with over 30 years of experience in hands-on STEM education and training. In February of 2010 Erica joined the Idaho Commission for Libraries as a Project Coordinator. She co-developed the Make It at the Library project with the goal of strengthening... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am
LEVEL 2 LOBBY Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

Rgistration
Wednesday February 5, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am
LOBBY Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

Achieving Differentiation in the Classroom Through Digital Integration
Learn how to create digital integration in the classroom through Minecraft Education Edition; engage students in collaboration and individualized learning. While boosting creativity and enhancing students 21st century skills.

Speakers
avatar for Brent Jons

Brent Jons

5th Grade Teacher, West Ada School District
I've taught 5th grade for six years. I've presented with my students at the last 2 IETA conferences. I've been integrating technology into my teaching practice since the beginning and this is my 4th year using Minecraft Education Edition in the classroom to support instruction..
avatar for Nate Bondelid

Nate Bondelid

CEO Tek-Hut, Tek-Hut
We are a certified telecommunications provider, and a leading provider of E-Rate eligible educational services we deliver solutions to meet your needs. We are your partner in technology & education.


Wednesday February 5, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am
120A Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

Building Capacity with a Peer Tutoring Center
One thing most educators can agree on would be that we wish we could multiply ourselves to provide more small group and 1:1 instruction to students with specific skill needs. One great way to accomplish this is through a well trained peer tutoring team. Anna Durfee built a successful tutoring center at Compass Academy that has been helping students for five years. Through tech resources like a scheduling program and collaborative documents we can share the tips and tricks discovered through trial and error.

Speakers
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Anna Durfee

English Facilitator, Idaho Falls School District 91
Anna works with a team of facilitators to integrate reading and writing into multiple content areas. Her extensive experience as a teacher, tutor, and team lead has helped build the tutoring training program.
avatar for Tami Rigby

Tami Rigby

Transition Coach, Idaho Falls School District 91
Tami Rigby is excited to be returning as a presenter at IETA, her focus has been using technology to enhance the opportunities for all learners especially those with special needs.


Wednesday February 5, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am
130 Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

Lights, Camera, Action!
Video presented on social media has the ability to transform your district’s communications with students, teachers, parents, and the school community. However, the video production process does not need to be expensive nor consume too much of your time.
Attendees will experience how Kuna School District learned from others to produce its popular KSD3 News weekly show, and how KSD helped Emmett School District launch its own Husky News.
The presentation will include live demonstrations and a blueprint for starting a news program on a budget under $1,000. Your district could be next!

Speakers
avatar for Chris Wood

Chris Wood

Blended Learning Specialist, Emmett School District
Chris Wood is a former school public information director and classroom teacher. His current role as blended learning specialist for the Emmett School District includes a variety of communications projects.
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David Reinhart

Assistant Superintendent for School Support Services, Kuna School District
David Reinhart is Director of Human Resources for Kuna School District and is one of the on-air personalities for KSD3 News.
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Cheri Carr

Human Resources, Kuna School District
Cheri Carr is the Asst. Communications Director and part of the Human Resources department at Kuna School District. She is one of the on-air personalities for KSD3 News. Cheri also directs video production for the show.


Wednesday February 5, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am
110A Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

Adobe Spark for Elementary Education
The SDE and Adobe personnel will provide an overview of Adobe Spark implementation for K-6 classrooms

Speakers
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Rick Kennedy

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Idaho State Department of Education
Prior to serving in the Idaho State Department of Education, Mr Kennedy worked in the private sector as a Senior Intelligence Consultant to many fortune 500 clients including HP, Sprint, Microsoft, Motorola and others. He has also served as the Executive Director and Principal of... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am
110C Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

Best. Project. Ever.
There are so many possibilities for memorable learning using free digital media tools from Google and others. We'll look at approaches to getting students to show their learning in new ways, work comfortably with and cite media that is legally usable, and take their learning beyond the classroom. No previous experience with digital media is required.

Speakers
avatar for Rushton Hurley

Rushton Hurley

Executive Director, Next Vista for Learning
Rushton Hurley is an educator who believes this is a great time to teach. In his work, he has taught Japanese language, been principal of an online school, directed a professional development program, and succeeded as a social benefit entrepreneur. He loves creativity, collaborative... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am
420A Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

Flipgrid and Padlet: The Dynamic Duo
Padlet and Flipgrid are two popular educational tools. They can also be used in ways the creators never intended! Come learn how Padlet and Flipgrid can support teaching and learning across the curriculum, promote collaboration and communication, and used as both formative and summative assessments. You will come away from this session with tons of creative and unique ideas for the use of these two popular and powerful tools!

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Schrock

Kathy Schrock

Keynote Speaker, Kackl!
Kathy Schrock has been a school district Director of Technology, an instructional technology specialist, and a middle school, academic, museum, and public library librarian. She is currently an online adjunct graduate-level professor for Wilkes University (PA) and an independent educational... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am
430 Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83888

8:00am

It’s 2020, Do You Know Where Your Data Is?!
Remember when the Internet was just a place where you could build websites, send email, and chat with your friends, and your cell phone, if you had one, was actually used for phone calls? Today you can’t go anywhere in person, or online without using multiple forms of technology, from wearables, to smart phones, to digital assistants. Today’s tech giants such as Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, and Twitter all claim to want to make our lives easier and more efficient, and they definitely have the capability to do so. However, did you know that all of these companies are not trying to make your life “better” out of the goodness of their hearts. They all are all working hard to gather as much data about you as possible. This might sound alarming, but it isn’t all bad, particularly if you are aware of what data you are sharing and to whom. Attend this session to learn and share some tips and data hygiene that will make your identity and information more secure.

Speakers
avatar for Simon Miller

Simon Miller

EdTech Director, KELLOGG JOINT SD DISTRICT OFFICE


Wednesday February 5, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am
120B Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

Launching AP Computer Science Principles with Code.org (part one)
Bring AP Computer Science Principles to your school and offer students a Math or Science credit with an accessible AP course. Using Code.org’s open source (FREE!!!) curriculum provides teachers support with daily lesson plans, activities, activity guides, assessments, rubrics, and a constantly moderated forum that welcomes and encourages teachers to share questions and ideas. Participate in a live demonstration of the curriculum to get a feel for how you will use the resources in your class. Information will be provided about a five day summer workshop with quarterly follow ups throughout the year that supports teachers as they implement the curriculum.

Speakers
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Lindsay Davis

AP Computer Science Principles teacher & Code.org facilitator, Code.org
Lindsay and Sam are both veteran AP Computer Science Principles teachers, and use the Code.org curriculum in their classrooms. Lindsay has been a Code.org facilitator since 2016 when the AP CS Principles course was created by the college board, and Sam joined her in working with local... Read More →
avatar for Sam Stafford

Sam Stafford

AP Computer Science Principles teacher & Code.org facilitator, Code.org
Lindsay and Sam are both veteran AP Computer Science Principles teachers, and use the Code.org curriculum in their classrooms. Lindsay has been a Code.org facilitator since 2016 when the AP CS Principles course was created by the college board, and Sam joined her in working with local... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am
110D Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

Meaningful Classroom Applications for Augmented Reality with iPad
What’s next in instructional technology? Augmented Reality (AR) literally adds a layer of learning and creating to the world around us. In this session, participants will learn fun, creative, standards-based ways to gather the power of AR and adapt it to authentic lessons across content areas and PK-12.

Speakers
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Apple

Apple


Wednesday February 5, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am
410B Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

Sharing Using Social Media
Learn some sharing basics using various social media platforms and what tools are available to help you determine the best sharing workflow.

Outcomes:
Explore social media platforms, specifically Twitter and Instagram
Explore tools to help with social media sharing
Determine your best social media workflow

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Lim

Melissa Lim

Technology Integration Specialist, Portland Public Schools
I work collaboratively with administrators, curriculum and instruction, teachers, students, and other central departments to support professional learning and the integration of technology and curriculum, in both leadership and classroom settings across Portland Public Schools.


Wednesday February 5, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am
420B Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

Tech Tools for Beginners
This session is geared toward teachers who have access to technology, but don't know what to do with it. It goes over 10 beginner-friendly tools and provides teachers with tools they can implement into their classroom immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Bobbie Price

Bobbie Price

English Language Arts Teacher & Literacy Specialist, Kuna High School
Bobbie Price is a 28 year-old English Language Arts teacher that has a master’s degree in literacy education and is a huge technology enthusiast. Her experience teaching ranges from grades 3-12 and has taken her to Beijing, China, Los Angeles, California, and now, Kuna, Idaho! In... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am
110B Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

Defend Your Data & Understand How to Recover from a Ransomware Attack
Over 500 US schools were hit by ransomware in 2019 -  A ransomware attack usually begins with a hacker or cybercriminal gaining unauthorized access to a school network or a specific computer.  With ever-evolving threats, ransomware may not ever be completely preventable.  However, it's effects can be greatly reduced when the proper steps are taken in advance.  In this session we'll talk about those steps you can take to protect your critical data without responding to a criminal's demand(s).  We'll discuss how a holistic strategy will help defend your environment with topics such as the CIS' critical security controls, GAP analysis and using a Cloud Service Provider for proper implementation of air-gapped backups.  

Speakers
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Steve Asmussen

Global Data Center Architect Modern Infrastructure, CompuNet, Inc
Steve is a Systems Engineer and IT consultant for over 17+ years experience with expertise and specialization in the Data Center.


Wednesday February 5, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am
440 Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83889

8:00am

Ransomware Defense Strategies For Education
Threat Actors are launching Ransomware attacks against educational institutions and school districts at an alarming rate. The reason is simple.Educational institutions have a reputation for limited resources in IT and a lack of funding for advanced security tools.This talk will discuss ways to better prepare against Ransomware without a large increase in workload and IT budget.Please join CompuNet in discussing real-world Ransomware scenarios and how preventative measures can provide the ability to stop or limit the attacks surface.

Speakers
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Darrin Good

Director of Business Development - Secure Enterprise, CompuNet, Inc
Darrin Good is a certified inter-networking expert in security, and a certified information systems security professional. Darrin Good holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. He has 25+ years of experience in the Information Technology field... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am
200 Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

SSIS without SQL: Beginner data transformation and automation in SSIS, no SQL knowledge required (part one)
If you can write spreadsheet formulas, you're ready to start working with SQL Server Integration Service (SSIS). Reformat data files into one easy to read report. Take exports from your HR or Student Information System and format them for use in your Online Learning Platform. Send files via FTP, make backup copies, send e-mail notifications for completions...and above all, get it automated! Come learn how basic tasks in SSIS's graphic user interface can solve your school's data needs

Speakers
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Christopher Siegfried

Business Intelligence Developer, West Ada School District
Christopher Siegfried was worked for the West Ada School District since 2016 and is a member of the Business Intelligence team helping to maintain, optimize, and write the data flows used by more than fifty schools in the district.


Wednesday February 5, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am
410C Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

8:00am

You've been attacked - Panel (part one)
This panel session will address the lessons learned from cyber security events over the past five years.District personnel will discuss how their districts were attacked, what their response was, and the lessons learned that can help other districts defend and respond to attacks.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Gravette

Ryan Gravette

Director of Technology, IDLA
Over the past 19 years, Ryan Gravette has focused on using Edtech to tear down the barriers to great teaching and learning. He has worked as a school technology specialist, data integration specialist, and technology director. He currently serves as the Technology Director for Idaho... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am
100E Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

9:00am

Exhibits
Wednesday February 5, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
100AB Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

9:00am

Registration
Wednesday February 5, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
LOBBY Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

9:00am

Be REAL: Educate from the Heart
This invigorating message interweaves Tara’s overcoming experiences from an “at-risk” student to a thriving educator who has successfully served in many roles including a classroom teacher, coach, administrator, author, and inspirational speaker. She shares how we must embrace the hand of life dealt us to fulfill our purpose and inspire those we serve to do the same. Through stories, humor, science, and practical application, she empowers educators and students to stay true to their unique strengths, talents, and life experiences–to Be REAL.
  • Relatable
  • Expose Vulnerability
  • Always Approachable
  • Learning Through Life
We must be REAL if we want real learning to take place in our school system. This moving keynote will leave educators seeking out how they will keep our life source flowing with the REAL heartbeat of education.

Speakers
avatar for Tara Martin

Tara Martin

Educator, Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc.
I’m an educator, writer, leader, and hugger. Teaching is hands down my purpose in life, next to being a mom! I consider myself an instructional coach by default because leading by inquiry tends to bleed over into any educational role I’ve had the honor to serve. I'm honored to... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
400 ROOM Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:00am

Exhibit Break
Wednesday February 5, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am
100AB Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:00am

Registration
Wednesday February 5, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am
LOBBY Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:45am

Exhibits
Wednesday February 5, 2020 10:45am - 12:15pm
100AB Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:45am

Idaho STEM Action Center Maker Room
Do you want to get hands-on with current STEM tools and technology and engage with experts who are using these tools with youth of all ages? The STEM Action Center has assembled a group of passionate makers and STEM aficionados to share engaging, innovative tools and ways you can use them in your learning environment. The Maker Room will be open all day on  the 5th and 6th, and you are encouraged to drop in and get hands-on with robotics, circuitry, coding, virtual reality, design challenges, and construction tools that can be used with a variety of grades and ages. The STEM Action Center will also share information on resources, funding opportunities, and more to support your innovative ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Erica Compton

Erica Compton

Program Manager, Idaho STEM Action Center
Erica Compton is an Idaho native with over 30 years of experience in hands-on STEM education and training. In February of 2010 Erica joined the Idaho Commission for Libraries as a Project Coordinator. She co-developed the Make It at the Library project with the goal of strengthening... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 10:45am - 12:15pm
LEVEL 2 LOBBY Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:45am

Registration
Wednesday February 5, 2020 10:45am - 12:15pm
LOBBY Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:45am

Collaborations and Connections Using Microsoft
Collaboration and Connections Using Microsoft: This learning session is about how to use Microsoft products to collaborate and connect with peers, students and expand your learning network. In this course you will learn about:
OneDrive , Teams/Groups, Forms, FlipGrid, Skype, Wakelet, Kahoot/Quizlet

Session requirements: Microsoft Office account (O365), Computer (either PC or Mac) or iPad, Internet access

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Lora Evanouski

Information Services Technology Coordinator, Nampa School District
Lora Evanouski is an Information Services Coordinator for the Nampa School District. She has 11 years teaching experience F2F and online. In her job with NSD, she teaches and trains staff and students how to use technology. Lora is an MIE Expert (5 consecutive years) and certified... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 10:45am - 12:15pm
120A (56s) Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:45am

Everything I Know about Team Building and Working with Others I Learned in Middle School
Successful STEM activities, whether in the classroom or the workplace, require working together in a team environment.A constant challenge in the STEM setting is getting people to work together cohesively toward a common goal.Because working together can result in a test of wills, resolution can vary.

This team of two middle school engineering teachers will offer ideas and solutions to the day-to-day encounters in the STEM setting.Whether a one-day goal or a long-term project, focusing on team outcomes requires consistent reminders and team building activities.These ideas can work at all grade levels and beyond.

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Dr. Diane Grahek

Pre-engineering teacher, West Ada School District
Dr. Grahek has taught STEM and IT subjects at the middle school, high school, and college arenas. She previously served as a STEM and Digital Coach, and is currently teaching pre-engineering classes. She serves as the Digital Integration Lead at Lowell Scott Middle School. Microsoft... Read More →
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Mrs. Debbie Meisner

Pre-engineering teacher, West Ada School District
Debbie Meisner has taught STEM and IT subjects at the middle school level for 12 years. She is the current Digital Integration Lead at Lewis & Clark Middle School, Pre-Engineering and MakerLab teacher. She received the Pulling for Kids Award at Lewis & Clark Middle School, during... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 10:45am - 12:15pm
110A (60s) Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:45am

Exploring Digital Well-being for Teachers and Students
With regular tech use in schools in addition to use at home, it's important to learn how to balance our digital use with our other responsibilities. The concept of digital well-being is all about the realization of how we use technology both positively and negatively and the self-control that comes into play when trying to curb our negative tech use. Many tech companies are now promoting mindfulness of how we're using technology and even incorporating digital well-being into their devices. This session will offer ways for educators and students to assess their digital well-being, set controls on devices, and incorporate strategies to control bad habits and increase good habits when it comes to tech use. You'll want to have your smartphone ready to make some changes!

Speakers
avatar for Cassidy Hall

Cassidy Hall

Director, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Idaho Doceo Center
Cassidy Hall is the director the Doceo Center for Innovation + Learning, as well as an associate professor of learning technologies in the University of Idaho’s Curriculum and Instruction Department. She brings extensive experience of collaboration with teachers and faculty in integrating... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 10:45am - 12:15pm
120B Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:45am

Stop the Boredom! A better way to teach personal finance.
The Mimic Personal Finance teaching model allows students to experience personal finance. By blending the real in-class environment with a virtual adult-life simulation, Mimic Personal Finance transforms courses into an engaging role-playing experience where students make real decisions for real consequences. They manage resources, purchase in-class privileges, acquire real and virtual assets/liabilities, explore investment opportunities, deal with the unexpected, and even buy a portion of their grade. Welcome to the next level of personal finance education.

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Travis Draper

Director of High School Sales, Stukent, Inc.
Travis Draper is the Director of High School Sales at Stukent who manages, recruits, and trains our talented course consultants in their roles. He previously managed Customer and Author Relations with Stukent. As one of the most senior employees at Stukent, he has been able to expand... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 10:45am - 12:15pm
440 (54s) Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:45am

Teaching and Learning with Technology: Let’s Make it Better!
Join Joe Robinson, former Assistant Superintendent from Barrington, IL as we investigate John Hattie’s research on Visible Learning Effect Sizes. Bring a district-wide focus to the practices most likely to lead to student achievement. How can technology be used to amplify those practices and truly improve learning and teaching? This session provides guidance toward developing practices in the classroom and structures for a district to build new learning pathways and making them sustainable. Learn how to provide authentic, meaningful professional learning rooted in best practices in instruction and make stick.

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Apple

Apple


Wednesday February 5, 2020 10:45am - 12:15pm
410B Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:45am

#BookSnaps – Snapchat for Annotation & Digital Visualization
During this interactive workshop, participants will actively explore the science, creation, and impact of #BookSnaps.

The Snapchat app is a primary form of communication for students of all ages. Why not teach them digital citizenship by showing them a relevant way to utilize the app for learning purposes, or as I like to call it--EDU-Awesomeness! Let’s speak the students’ language using Snapchat to share excerpts of a book while annotating with #BookSnaps.

This fascinating strategy engages both hemispheres of the brain and increases learning retention. Join this workshop session to explore how students AND staff create BookSnap reflections to make their thinking visible.
Since August 2016, school districts and students all over the world (seventeen different countries) are creating #BookSnaps and sharing their love of learning.

*For Non-Snapchat users, we will also explore creating #BookSnaps with Google apps, and you will leave with an abundance of resources to utilize the #BookSnaps strategy no matter the content area.
#BookSnaps are relevant, engaging, and learning disguised as FUN. You don’t want to miss this session!

Speakers
avatar for Tara Martin

Tara Martin

Educator, Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc.
I’m an educator, writer, leader, and hugger. Teaching is hands down my purpose in life, next to being a mom! I consider myself an instructional coach by default because leading by inquiry tends to bleed over into any educational role I’ve had the honor to serve. I'm honored to... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 10:45am - 12:15pm
130 (242s) Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:45am

Cultivating A Curious and Creative Brain: The Key to Learner Engagement
Creativity isn’t something we are born with, but it’s a skill that can be cultivated. On the other hand, curiosity is innate in humans, yet schools often squelch this innate curiosity.During this interactive session, we will look at the current learning science research to better understand the link between creativity and curiosity.But we won’t stop there.Once we better understand the research participants will get an opportunity to experience essential engagement strategies that will help you empower your organizations, schools or classroom(s) to cultivate creativity and promote curiosity.

Speakers
avatar for Darren Hudgins

Darren Hudgins

CEO, Think | Do | Thrive
Find out more about what I do here https://about.me/darren_hudgins
avatar for Nancy Mangum

Nancy Mangum

Associate Director of Professional Learning, The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
Nancy Mangum is Professional Learning for the Friday Institute at NC State University. In this role she has provided extensive, customized professional development for teachers and administrators across North Carolina and frequently presents at national conferences for teachers and... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 10:45am - 12:15pm
420A (132s) Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:45am

Extending Google Classroom Beyond the Classroom
At Bingham Academy, I began using Google Classroom for communicating beyond the classroom. For example, I have created a Google Classroom for our Board of Directors, for teacher training, and STEM. Additionally, Google Classrooms could be set up for various departments, clubs, parent outreach, and much more. Google Classroom, much like Facebook, offers a "Stream" that allows users to post and share resources, links, etc. In the case of the Board, I have put many documents and links useful to their work including: the charter, property documents, policies, letters from the city, media articles, etc. In the case of teachers, I've put: links to useful websites, Danielson Framework documents, STEM materials including the standard and 11 indicators, resources for Constitution Day, Code of Ethics resources, and more. This approach allows me to continue to add to the stream in a way that, over time, becomes a historical record and a central repository for important documents. Additionally, for example when Board members change, access can easily be revoked for the departing member and granted to the incoming member. This gives the new Board member, teacher, parent, etc. instant access to important documents potentially dating back years. Finally, since the Steam is searchable, finding these resources is easier than searching through folders and files in Google Drive, OneDrive, DropBox, etc.

Speakers
avatar for Mr. Mark Fisk

Mr. Mark Fisk

Principal/Charter Director, Bingham Academy
Mr. Fisk has taught at the middle school and high school levels. He has been with Bingham Academy since its first year and has served as an administrator for most of that time. He has experience in military and corporate leadership also. Mr. Fisk is a Google Certified Educator - Level... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 10:45am - 12:15pm
110B (60s) Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:45am

Fun with iPhone and iPad Photography!
There are so many ways photography can be infused across the curriculum- from taking images of student work to share with parents to students writing a 6-word story about a photograph they have taken. Come learn the photography basics and some tips for iPhone/iPad photography, practice these new skills on a short photo walk, and then create assets using the photos you have taken! You will come away with a ton of ideas for using photos in the classroom and how students can easily share photos! Please download these apps ahead of time: Canva, Layout for Instagram, Adobe Post, Google Street View, and Chatterbox.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Schrock

Kathy Schrock

Keynote Speaker, Kackl!
Kathy Schrock has been a school district Director of Technology, an instructional technology specialist, and a middle school, academic, museum, and public library librarian. She is currently an online adjunct graduate-level professor for Wilkes University (PA) and an independent educational... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 10:45am - 12:15pm
430 (107s) Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:45am

How to Run a Good Workshop
Come to this workshop to learn the best tips for facilitating a workshop people will love.

Outcomes:
Learn basic rules that will help you facilitate meaningful professional learning
Explore instructional strategies that you can use with adults and students
Create a plan of action for your next workshop

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Lim

Melissa Lim

Technology Integration Specialist, Portland Public Schools
I work collaboratively with administrators, curriculum and instruction, teachers, students, and other central departments to support professional learning and the integration of technology and curriculum, in both leadership and classroom settings across Portland Public Schools.


Wednesday February 5, 2020 10:45am - 12:15pm
420B (132s) Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:45am

Launching AP Computer Science Principles with Code.org (part two)
Bring AP Computer Science Principles to your school and offer students a Math or Science credit with an accessible AP course. Using Code.org’s open source (FREE!!!) curriculum provides teachers support with daily lesson plans, activities, activity guides, assessments, rubrics, and a constantly moderated forum that welcomes and encourages teachers to share questions and ideas. Participate in a live demonstration of the curriculum to get a feel for how you will use the resources in your class. Information will be provided about a five day summer workshop with quarterly follow ups throughout the year that supports teachers as they implement the curriculum.

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Lindsay Davis

AP Computer Science Principles teacher & Code.org facilitator, Code.org
Lindsay and Sam are both veteran AP Computer Science Principles teachers, and use the Code.org curriculum in their classrooms. Lindsay has been a Code.org facilitator since 2016 when the AP CS Principles course was created by the college board, and Sam joined her in working with local... Read More →
avatar for Sam Stafford

Sam Stafford

AP Computer Science Principles teacher & Code.org facilitator, Code.org
Lindsay and Sam are both veteran AP Computer Science Principles teachers, and use the Code.org curriculum in their classrooms. Lindsay has been a Code.org facilitator since 2016 when the AP CS Principles course was created by the college board, and Sam joined her in working with local... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 10:45am - 12:15pm
110D (60s) Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:45am

Scratching the Surface of Coding with Kids
PBS Kids ScratchJr. is a free coding app specifically designed for children in grades K-5. During this hands-on session, teachers will WATCH, PLAY, EXPLORE, CREATE & SHARE! They will take on the roles of Programmer, Background Designer, Character Designer, Sound Designer and Editor creating projects using their favorite PBS characters. Come learn to code with your favorite PBS characters, and develop curricular connections you can use in your classroom tomorrow.

Speakers
avatar for Kari Wardle

Kari Wardle

Teacher Ambassador, Kari Wardle-Idaho Public Television
Kari Wardle currently works as the Teacher Ambassador for Idaho Public Television where she provides training and support to teachers throughout the state. Before joining the IdahoPTV staff in 2017, she worked as an elementary school teacher, teaching 5th grade in Burley, Idaho, for... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 10:45am - 12:15pm
140 (54s) Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:45am

Student Vlog
Learn how to make a student vlog by using Adobe Spark Video. A weekly vlog is a fantastic form of student led parent communication. This student vlog opens a dialogue between parents and students about specific things going on in the classroom. It is a project that students get excited about and go home to make sure their parents have watched it. And it makes you look good as a teacher because parents really start seeing everything that you put into your class each week.

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Darcy Lundquist

Elementary Teacher, Swan Valley School District #92
I have been teaching at a rural school for 4 years. As teachers we are always looking for ways to improve parent communication.


Wednesday February 5, 2020 10:45am - 12:15pm
110C (60s) Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:45am

Account Provisioning Done Right
Account provisioning can be a time-consuming process and can be a nightmare to maintain.How are you performing this task for students and staff?Powershell scripts?Manual entry? Spreadsheets?What constitutes your source system? SIS? ERP? Phone call from a principal or from Karen in HR? A pile of folders on the engineer’s desk?

Do you have an automated way to manage users who transfer, enroll, or leave the district?Does your solution adjust OUs, security groups, and roles based on the attributes from your source systems once they are modified?

Perhaps you have a “black box” solution written in Java or XML that requires you to contract with them in order to make schema changes. Wouldn’t be nice to have a self-service solution using a GUI interface that allows you visually create your mappings, set usernames and passwords, assign OUs and security groups, preview the results, and automatically synchronize your directories?

Speakers
avatar for George Perreault

George Perreault

Chief Academic Officer, ClassLink
Currently, as Chief Academic Officer at ClassLink, George has worked with hundreds of school districts to remove barriers to students and teachers in accessing digital resources. As the founder of the OneRoster© standard with IMS Global, interoperability has long been a passionate... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 10:45am - 12:15pm
200 (56s) Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:45am

SSIS without SQL: Beginner data transformation and automation in SSIS, no SQL knowledge required (part two)
If you can write spreadsheet formulas, you're ready to start working with SQL Server Integration Service (SSIS). Reformat data files into one easy to read report. Take exports from your HR or Student Information System and format them for use in your Online Learning Platform. Send files via FTP, make backup copies, send e-mail notifications for completions...and above all, get it automated! Come learn how basic tasks in SSIS's graphic user interface can solve your school's data needs

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Christopher Siegfried

Business Intelligence Developer, West Ada School District
Christopher Siegfried was worked for the West Ada School District since 2016 and is a member of the Business Intelligence team helping to maintain, optimize, and write the data flows used by more than fifty schools in the district.


Wednesday February 5, 2020 10:45am - 12:15pm
410C (76s) Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:45am

The Integrated School of the Future & Troubleshooting Layer 1
The sessions will be hands on sessions showing methods of troubleshooting layer 1 issues.

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Scott Chandler

RCDD, System Tech Inc.
Scott has experience since 1993 in the telecommunications field, showing ability to clearly see industry directions, discern solid architecture from technical hype, and apply the technology in a way that increases shareholder value. Experiences in the industry include operations... Read More →
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Austin T, Howell

TECH, System Tech Inc.
Austin started in the telecommunications industry in 2010 installing large retrofit structured cabling E-rate projects. His ambition, leadership, dedication and customer service has bolstered System Tech’s offerings. Austin is very keen to cutting edge technologies and his perception... Read More →
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Dave Lawes

RCDD, System Tech Inc.
Dave came to the telecommunications industry after serving 8 years in the U.S. Army as an electronics technician, shop sergeant and paratrooper through three war time deployments.  Within the industry Dave has experience as a technician, estimator, designer and project manager on... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 10:45am - 12:15pm
410A Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

10:45am

You've been attacked - Panel (part two)
This panel session will address the lessons learned from cyber security events over the past five years.District personnel will discuss how their districts were attacked, what their response was, and the lessons learned that can help other districts defend and respond to attacks.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Gravette

Ryan Gravette

Director of Technology, IDLA
Over the past 19 years, Ryan Gravette has focused on using Edtech to tear down the barriers to great teaching and learning. He has worked as a school technology specialist, data integration specialist, and technology director. He currently serves as the Technology Director for Idaho... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 10:45am - 12:15pm
100E (105s) Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

12:15pm

Exhibits
Wednesday February 5, 2020 12:15pm - 1:15pm
100AB Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

12:15pm

Lunch
Wednesday February 5, 2020 12:15pm - 1:15pm
400 ROOM Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

12:15pm

Registration
Wednesday February 5, 2020 12:15pm - 1:15pm
LOBBY Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:15pm

Exhibits
Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm
100AB Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:15pm

Idaho STEM Action Center Maker Room
Do you want to get hands-on with current STEM tools and technology and engage with experts who are using these tools with youth of all ages? The STEM Action Center has assembled a group of passionate makers and STEM aficionados to share engaging, innovative tools and ways you can use them in your learning environment. The Maker Room will be open all day on  the 5th and 6th, and you are encouraged to drop in and get hands-on with robotics, circuitry, coding, virtual reality, design challenges, and construction tools that can be used with a variety of grades and ages. The STEM Action Center will also share information on resources, funding opportunities, and more to support your innovative ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Erica Compton

Erica Compton

Program Manager, Idaho STEM Action Center
Erica Compton is an Idaho native with over 30 years of experience in hands-on STEM education and training. In February of 2010 Erica joined the Idaho Commission for Libraries as a Project Coordinator. She co-developed the Make It at the Library project with the goal of strengthening... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm
LEVEL 2 LOBBY Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:15pm

Registration
Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm
LOBBY Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:15pm

Intro to Teaching Cybersecurity
Getting your students into cybersecurity isn't as hard as most people think and requires little instructor knowledge to get started. We will cover using Capture The Flag (CTF) challenges and an opportunity from the Air Force titled CyberPatriots. Time will be given to explore these resources after introduction.

Speakers
avatar for TJ Adams

TJ Adams

Tech Coach, Twin Falls School District


Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm
200 (56s) Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:15pm

Using a Project Based Approach to Improve Learning for All
A project based approach allows each student to show progress in the content while demonstrating college and career readiness through final products. We will talk about bringing in well planned projects to meet the needs of every learner in all content areas. Compass Academy is a project based school using a blended learning model in Idaho Falls. While we are a 1:1 school with many tech resources we will show ways to use tech to give more choice but also ways that you can achieve results and keep student choice with low tech options. Mary Towler is a Math teacher who has used project/problem based methods in several different integrations including Algebra with English and Speech. Amie Croft is integrating World History with Art, English,and Speech. Tami Rigby is a special education teacher working with the team to be sure that we are helping all students grow.

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Amie Croft

World History Teacher, Idaho Falls School District 91
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Mary Towler

Math Teacher, Idaho Falls School District 91
Mary has more than 8 years experience teaching using a problem/project based approach using mathematics and integrating other core subjects helping all learners to demonstrate growth. Amie also has extensive experience with middle school and high school students using History content... Read More →
avatar for Tami Rigby

Tami Rigby

Transition Coach, Idaho Falls School District 91
Tami Rigby is excited to be returning as a presenter at IETA, her focus has been using technology to enhance the opportunities for all learners especially those with special needs.


Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm
120C (56s) Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:15pm

AP iPad: How to match higher level thinking with secondary classes.
Bringing creativity options and student voice and choice to projects is cute, but what if I teach AP US History and I need to ensure my students understanding a large quantity of material by a specific set date? How can I bring balance between preparing students for a standardized test and offering options for improving the quality of learning? This session will address how to find some balance by introducing workflows and tools especially focused on the higher-level secondary class.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Robinson

Joe Robinson

Development Executive K12 Education, Apple Inc.
Joe Robinson is part of Apple’s Education team, working with school leaders to leverage technology to transform learning. Prior to Apple, Joe served as a middle school teacher, elementary assistant principal, and a director of instructional technology in the suburbs of Chicago... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm
410A (76s) Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:15pm

Deeper Learning: Contributing to Digital Learning
Deeper Learning is a set of student educational outcomes including acquisition of robust core academic content, higher-order thinking skills, and learning dispositions. It assists educators to empower students to be independent and take an active role in their learning process. This session will help you develop an understanding of the Deeper Learning Competencies and how to implement these competencies to help students take their learning to deeper levels.

Speakers
avatar for Maureen Seidel, M.Ed

Maureen Seidel, M.Ed

Assistant Professor of Innovation and Doceo Programming, Northwest Nazarene University
Maureen Seidel is an Assistant Professor at Northwest Nazarene University working with the Center for Professional Development with Doceō Programming. She has more than 16 years of teaching experience in the Treasure Valley and has an innovative mind for engaging students in the... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm
110B (60s) Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:15pm

Engaging and Empowering a Changing Learner
This session is designed to really look critically at how we can make education meaningful for a changing learner. This session will focus on (1) how the definition of meaningful work is changing in the entertainment age, (2) how the process of learning and gathering information is changing in the information age, and (3) what these changes mean for our classroom. The beginning of the session will focus on exploring the cultural and technological changes our learners are being raised in, and the majority of the session will focus on thinking about and analyzing different ways to incorporate these changes–things like a mastery mindset, a focus on purposeful creation for an audience, and shifting from information-delivery to empowering students through inquiry–into your own classroom. There will be a thinking guide to help session participants intentionally plan out both immediate application for their classroom as well as a long-term plan for making larger changes in their philosophy.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Rablin

Tyler Rablin

Instructional Technology Coach, Sunnyside School District
Tyler is a current instructional technology coach, high school ELA teacher, and Google for Education Certified Trainer in the Sunnyside School District. In addition, he also consults with Jeff Utecht, helping other districts embrace an innovative philosophy. After receiving a Master... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm
110C Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:15pm

Informing with Infographics
Teach students to critically view and analyze data as they dig for the story within that data and then bring that data story to life by choosing the best data visualization strategy for each data point. Turn these data visualizations into a beautiful infographic by using the elements of design and a variety of digital tools.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Medeiros

Rachel Medeiros

Instructional Designer, Amplified EDU
San Jose Christian SchoolTeacher & Director of Educational Technology


Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm
420A (132s) Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:15pm

iPad OS + G Suite = Powerful Creativity and Efficient Workflows for AP Classes AND Early Learners
Do you and your students use G Suite apps like Google Docs, and Google Slides? Did you know you can use all the G Suite apps on an iPad device? In this session, we will explore how the G Suite apps can be used together on an iPad device to create, collaborate, communicate, and think critically in lessons designed for students from AP classes or early learning classes.

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Apple

Apple


Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm
410B Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:15pm

Power Up with PBS
What if there were just one website you could use for all of your lesson planning that holds a variety of resources, tools AND is easy to use? Sound too good to be true? Think again! The PBS Learning Media site is a powerful FREE tool for teachers who are interested in using video, online games, primary sources and self-paced digital lessons with their students. If you are a teacher in a K-12 classroom, a librarian, a technology specialists or an administrator there is something for you on PBS Learning Media. The real power comes when PBS Learning Media is paired with your favorite digital assessment and presentation tools to create engaging and fun activities for students of all ages and abilities. Join us in the lab and get ready to launch the power of PBS in your classroom!

Looking for one website educators can use for all of their lesson planning that includes a variety of resources and tools? With thousands of resources all aligned to standards, PBS Learning Media is a powerful FREE platform for educators who are interested in using video, online games, primary sources, and self-paced digital lessons with their students. Discover how you can use PBS Learning Media to create engaging and fun activities for students of all ages and abilities. With tips on how you can pair PBS Learning Media with your content and favorite digital tools, you’ll be ready to launch the power of PBS in your classroom in no time!

Launch the power of digital media in your classroom with a variety of resources from IdahoPTV and PBS. These resources are FREE, aligned to standards and research based. Whether you are a teacher in a K-12 classroom, a librarian, a technology specialists or an administrator PBS has something for you! Join me, and get ready to launch the power of PBS in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kari Wardle

Kari Wardle

Teacher Ambassador, Kari Wardle-Idaho Public Television
Kari Wardle currently works as the Teacher Ambassador for Idaho Public Television where she provides training and support to teachers throughout the state. Before joining the IdahoPTV staff in 2017, she worked as an elementary school teacher, teaching 5th grade in Burley, Idaho, for... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm
140 (54s) Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:15pm

Promoting Inventiveness in the Classroom
The ability to brainstorm, to think in different ways, to learn to  elaborate, and to produce something original, can be used in all walks of life. This session will provide a background to the theory of inventiveness and design thinking, and showcase apps and tools that can be used to support this practice. The participants will also participate in some “reverse engineering” brainstorming and model the inventiveness skill set.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Schrock

Kathy Schrock

Keynote Speaker, Kackl!
Kathy Schrock has been a school district Director of Technology, an instructional technology specialist, and a middle school, academic, museum, and public library librarian. She is currently an online adjunct graduate-level professor for Wilkes University (PA) and an independent educational... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm
430 Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83888

1:15pm

REAL Engagement
Would you like to peek into the minds of the learners you serve? Yes.

Then, prepare to have your mind blown during this workshop.

Participants will explore a variety of opportunities to respond to any content area, at any grade level, both with and without technology. You will leave with a treasure chest of precious gems to boost engagement and amplify student voice within your learning environment.

Each engaging strategy presented will allow the participants an avenue to express their thinking in a non-threatening manner. The concept of peeking into the minds (and hearts) of those we serve helps us to understand the learner and how they are connecting the content to their REAL life. The strategies and tools shared during this session are easily implemented into any area of curriculum as well as staff meetings or professional development settings. Therefore, you can begin utilizing them instantly!

Are you ready for this engaging, mind-blowing (or better yet, mind-reading) experience?

Speakers
avatar for Tara Martin

Tara Martin

Educator, Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc.
I’m an educator, writer, leader, and hugger. Teaching is hands down my purpose in life, next to being a mom! I consider myself an instructional coach by default because leading by inquiry tends to bleed over into any educational role I’ve had the honor to serve. I'm honored to... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm
130 (242s) Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:15pm

Sketchnoting 101
Make thinking and learning visible through Sketchnoting. Sketchnoting is a way to make thinking and learning visible. Learn why sketchnotes are great for multimodal learning and help with retention of content. Learn how to implement sketchnotes, the pedagogy and brain science behind it, and walk away with ideas for classroom implementation. Learn basic sketches to use and practice. You do not have to be an artist to sketchnote.

Speakers
avatar for Brittni Darrington

Brittni Darrington

Technology Integration Coach, Minidoka County
Master of Educational Technology, Level 2 Google Certified
avatar for Ashley Johnson

Ashley Johnson

Director of Student Achievement, Minidoka County
Ashley has been a proponent for technology in education for many years resulting in key responsibilities and leadership for multiple technology initiatives and deployment. She is currently the Director of Student Achievement at Minidoka County School District. She provides continuous... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm
110D (60s) Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:15pm

Bringing Human Centered Design to Your Practice
Human-centered design is a creative problem-solving process that generates new and innovative solutions by focusing on the needs of the humans involved in the problem. A human-centered approach ensures equitable access and can create products that resonate more deeply with an audience- ultimately driving engagement and growth.As educators it is our duty to create policies, products, and experiences that are easily accessible and designed with our stakeholders in mind.In this workshop participants will go through the design process and create solutions to solve their educational conundrums.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Rausch

Eric Rausch

Integration Specialist, Boise School District
Eric Rausch (AKA the Reading Wrangler) has been teaching since 2008. He strives to help teachers and students in any way he can. Eric comes from a secondary background and was an AVID site coordinator at Hillside Junior High School before joining the BSD Integration Specialist team... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Kuznia

Amanda Kuznia

Integration Specialist, Boise School District
Amanda Kuznia is an educator passionate about educational technology and how it can be used to transform learning. She considers herself an  “EdTech Junkie” reaching out and helping educators in her district and region. She is a Google Certified Trainer as well as a Level 1... Read More →
avatar for Paige Somoza

Paige Somoza

Integration Specialist/PBS Digital Innovator All-Star, Boise School District
Paige Somoza encourages student creativity and choice and believes these are important skills that will serve students as 21st century problem solvers. In her role as a District Integration Specialist for the Boise School District she encourages and trains educators to become risk... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm
100E (105s) Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:15pm

Excel Macros - Beginner through Advanced
Learn to automate manual tasks in Excel using macros.Learning Excel macros can help you save your organization time, improve quality, and potentially provide you more career opportunities.This presentation will cover VBA programming concepts, developer tips and best practices, and real-world demos (examples of what's possible with Excel macros).

Speakers
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Abe Salisbury

Programmer, IDLA
Abe is a programmer at IDLA where he has develops functionality for the student information system. Prior to his work at IDLA he worked for HP where he developed tools within Excel that saved HP hundreds of thousands of dollars.


Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm
410C (76s) Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

1:15pm

Power BI Advance Work Session
This is the next Power BI Business Intelligence work session, in a learning series, that uses the information from the introductory work session and adds other elements, such as measures, calculated columns, business flow, and DAX to create denominational analysis that provides end users a dynamic view of their data.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Buisman

Julie Buisman

Programmer/Systems Analyst, PMP, West Ada School District
Julie has over ten years experience analyzing & reporting utilizing a variety of data systems including PeopleSoft, Oracle and PowerSchool. Most recently she was tasked with leading teams at West Ada School District to create a data governance framework for analytics tools, SAS and... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Dodds

Jeff Dodds

Data Administrator, West Ada School District
Experienced System and Data Administrator with a demonstrated history of working in the information technologyand services industry. Strong information technology professional skilled in Analytical Skills, Databases,Instructional Design, Team Building, and Data Warehousing.
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Chad Smith

Programmer Analyst, West Ada School District


Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm
440 (54s) Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

2:00pm

Exhibit Break
Wednesday February 5, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm
100AB Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

2:00pm

Registration
Wednesday February 5, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm
LOBBY Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

2:45pm

Simplify and Strengthen Your Schools Physical Security
TBD

Speakers
avatar for Nate Bondelid

Nate Bondelid

CEO Tek-Hut, Tek-Hut
We are a certified telecommunications provider, and a leading provider of E-Rate eligible educational services we deliver solutions to meet your needs. We are your partner in technology & education.


Wednesday February 5, 2020 2:45pm - 3:00pm
120A Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

2:45pm

Exhibits
Wednesday February 5, 2020 2:45pm - 3:30pm
100AB Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

2:45pm

Idaho STEM Action Center Maker Room
Do you want to get hands-on with current STEM tools and technology and engage with experts who are using these tools with youth of all ages? The STEM Action Center has assembled a group of passionate makers and STEM aficionados to share engaging, innovative tools and ways you can use them in your learning environment. The Maker Room will be open all day on  the 5th and 6th, and you are encouraged to drop in and get hands-on with robotics, circuitry, coding, virtual reality, design challenges, and construction tools that can be used with a variety of grades and ages. The STEM Action Center will also share information on resources, funding opportunities, and more to support your innovative ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Erica Compton

Erica Compton

Program Manager, Idaho STEM Action Center
Erica Compton is an Idaho native with over 30 years of experience in hands-on STEM education and training. In February of 2010 Erica joined the Idaho Commission for Libraries as a Project Coordinator. She co-developed the Make It at the Library project with the goal of strengthening... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 2:45pm - 3:30pm
LEVEL 2 LOBBY Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

2:45pm

Registration
Wednesday February 5, 2020 2:45pm - 3:30pm
LOBBY Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

2:45pm

Kuna Gateway to Technology - Planning your Middle School Career Pathways
Mike Wiedenfeld (CTE Administrator) from Kuna School District will provide research and a planning guide when preparing course experiences for new and exisiting middle schools. Identifying the right teacher, class scheduling, and finding the funding streams to pay for unique course experiences will be discussed. Logan LeCompte (Director of School Engagement) will speak about PLTW's Pre-K - 12 pathways and specific stories from students and teachers participating in the middle school courses.Come learn about these courses and how to implement them at your district.

Engineering Strand:
6th Grade: Design and Modeling
7th Grade: Automation and Robotics
8th Grade:Engineering Projects course.

Computer Science Strand:
Course 1: CODE.org curriculum
Course 2: PLTW Apps Creators
Course 3: PLTW Computer Science for Innovators and Makers.

Speakers
MW

Mike Wiedenfield

CTE Administrator, Kuna School District
Career and Technical Administrator at Kuna School District
avatar for Logan LeCompte

Logan LeCompte

Director of School Engagement, Project Lead the Way
My career in education started like most as a traditional 5th grade ELA teacher. After 4 years of teaching, I joined REAL School Gardens as an instructional coach where I helped pioneer the award-winning garden based curriculum and teacher training programs. During this time I was... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 2:45pm - 3:30pm
110A (60s) Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

2:45pm

AutoDraw for Beginners
Autodraw.com is a digital drawing tool that was created by Google. Autodraw can be utilize to create vocabulary cards, presentations, projects, review, and more. I briefly touch on Autodraw.com in my Tech Tools for Beginners session, but this is more of a hands-on approach with the tool.

Speakers
avatar for Bobbie Price

Bobbie Price

English Language Arts Teacher & Literacy Specialist, Kuna High School
Bobbie Price is a 28 year-old English Language Arts teacher that has a master’s degree in literacy education and is a huge technology enthusiast. Her experience teaching ranges from grades 3-12 and has taken her to Beijing, China, Los Angeles, California, and now, Kuna, Idaho! In... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 2:45pm - 3:30pm
110D (60s) Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

2:45pm

Building an Idaho STEM Ecosystem
The Idaho STEM Action Center needs your input on the creation and growth of a vibrant STEM ecosystem in Idaho. Leveraging the resources and support provided through membership in two national STEM ecosystem networks, the STEM AC is seeking STEM advocates from across the state to help us advance this initiative. Join us during this session for facilitated discussions and be a part in laying the foundation for this important work.

Speakers
avatar for Erica Compton

Erica Compton

Program Manager, Idaho STEM Action Center
Erica Compton is an Idaho native with over 30 years of experience in hands-on STEM education and training. In February of 2010 Erica joined the Idaho Commission for Libraries as a Project Coordinator. She co-developed the Make It at the Library project with the goal of strengthening... Read More →
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Dr. Angela Hemingway

Executive Director, Idaho STEM Action Center
Angela received her doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Boise State University, an M.S. focusing on microbiology, a B.S. in biology and chemistry, and a teaching certificate in science. She spent 14 years in high school and college STEM classrooms inspiring students to participate... Read More →
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John McFarlane

Partnership Coordinator, Idaho STEM Action Center
Before joining the STEM Action Center, John was a classroom Science teacher for 33 years - the last 30 of which were in the Basin School District in Idaho City, where he also served as secondary principal and superintendent. New to the STEM Action Center, John is coordinating the... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 2:45pm - 3:30pm
130 (242s) Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

2:45pm

Create Idaho Adobe
During this session the SDE will provide an overview on the opportunity for all schools.

Speakers
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Rick Kennedy

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Idaho State Department of Education
Prior to serving in the Idaho State Department of Education, Mr Kennedy worked in the private sector as a Senior Intelligence Consultant to many fortune 500 clients including HP, Sprint, Microsoft, Motorola and others. He has also served as the Executive Director and Principal of... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 2:45pm - 3:30pm
110C (60s) Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

2:45pm

iPad OS + Microsoft 365 = Powerful Creativity and Efficient Workflows for AP Classes and Early Learners
Do you and your students use Microsoft Office365 apps like OneNote, and Teams? Did you know you can use all the Microsoft apps on an iPad device? In this session, we will explore how the Microsoft365 apps can be used together on an iPad device to create, collaborate, communicate, and think critically in lessons designed for students from AP classes or early learning classes.

Speakers
A

Apple

Apple


Wednesday February 5, 2020 2:45pm - 3:30pm
410B Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

2:45pm

Is the Squeeze Worth the Juice? Building a Classroom & School Beyond Two Scores
What we know about kids today has changed. With the advancements in learning science, social and emotional learning and misinformation children need a blended/personalized experience that isn’t measured solely by literacy and math test scores. In this session, Darren will give you the strategies/tools to “squeeze” out a different narrative that can help administrators/educators create the “juice” needed to address the demands of the whole child instead of two scores.

Speakers
avatar for Darren Hudgins

Darren Hudgins

CEO, Think | Do | Thrive
Find out more about what I do here https://about.me/darren_hudgins


Wednesday February 5, 2020 2:45pm - 3:30pm
420B (132s) Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

2:45pm

Pack Up and Go - Developing Your Own Google Expedition
Get your students and community excited about this build-it-yourself Google Expedition! Bring your cell phone, 2-D photos, and text information to create a "Love Where You Live" Google Expedition.

Speakers
avatar for Stef Brimacomb

Stef Brimacomb

9-12 Teacher and Technology Coordinator, Kamiah School District 304
Stefanie is taking her photography one step into the future by creating VR Expeditions and wants you to join her! Bon Voyage!


Wednesday February 5, 2020 2:45pm - 3:30pm
110B (60s) Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

2:45pm

Sketchnoting in the Classroom
Sketchnoting, also call visual notetaking, allows students to creatively organize their thoughts using sketches. Visual notetaking targets the auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learners as all three areas are utilized. Whether taking notes the traditional way and then creating a sketchnoted version, or sketching notes during a lecture, with sketchnotes students showcase their personalized understanding of the content. Learn how to teach students the basics of sketchnoting, how to create a structure that can be used for the process, and practice creating some sketchnotes of your own in this session. Apps and tools that can be used for digital sketchnoting will also be covered. (Grades 5-12)

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Schrock

Kathy Schrock

Keynote Speaker, Kackl!
Kathy Schrock has been a school district Director of Technology, an instructional technology specialist, and a middle school, academic, museum, and public library librarian. She is currently an online adjunct graduate-level professor for Wilkes University (PA) and an independent educational... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 2:45pm - 3:30pm
430 (107s) Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

2:45pm

Social Emotional Learning: A Foundation for Student Success
Learning is an inherently social and emotional process. While schools have always focused on academic skills and content, there is a growing body of research and observational evidence showing the link between Social & Emotional Learning (SEL), success in school, and happiness in life. During this interactive session we will explore how paying more attention to SEL can benefit students’ confidence, assist in creating a more positive culture and ultimately improve the learning process.Participants will walk away with ideas and strategies that they can use in the classroom and schools immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Mangum

Nancy Mangum

Associate Director of Professional Learning, The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
Nancy Mangum is Professional Learning for the Friday Institute at NC State University. In this role she has provided extensive, customized professional development for teachers and administrators across North Carolina and frequently presents at national conferences for teachers and... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 2:45pm - 3:30pm
420A (132s) Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

2:45pm

Student Movie Making
This session is about having fun or rather helping students to have fun exploring the movie-making process through character and story development, script writing, storyboarding, shooting, organizing clip folders, selecting music and sound effects, editing, and sharing your movie.

Speakers
avatar for Dean Lake

Dean Lake

High School Special Education Teacher/Librarian, Bear Lake School District
Dean has been a teacher for 27 years - 4 of those as a high school special education teacher, 15 as an elementary teacher, and 8 as an elementary library/computer specialist. His passion has been helping students to grow and excel. He's found that making movies with students is the... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 2:45pm - 3:30pm
120C (56s) Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

2:45pm

Who Tells Your Story?
Everyone has a story to tell. Every voice is important. In this session we will teach educators how to help students craft and communicate stories through various platforms.

Speakers
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Gabriel Garcia

Video Broadcast teacher, Boise Schools
avatar for Paige Somoza

Paige Somoza

Integration Specialist/PBS Digital Innovator All-Star, Boise School District
Paige Somoza encourages student creativity and choice and believes these are important skills that will serve students as 21st century problem solvers. In her role as a District Integration Specialist for the Boise School District she encourages and trains educators to become risk... Read More →
avatar for Kari Wardle

Kari Wardle

Teacher Ambassador, Kari Wardle-Idaho Public Television
Kari Wardle currently works as the Teacher Ambassador for Idaho Public Television where she provides training and support to teachers throughout the state. Before joining the IdahoPTV staff in 2017, she worked as an elementary school teacher, teaching 5th grade in Burley, Idaho, for... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 2:45pm - 3:30pm
140 (54s) Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

2:45pm

Cybersecurity
I am submitting this as a placeholder for the SDE. We are interested in either discussing cybersecurity issues facing educators or bringing in an expert to present/lead a discussion.

Speakers
DS

Decar Scaff

IT Security Coordinator, Idaho State Department of Education


Wednesday February 5, 2020 2:45pm - 3:30pm
100E (105s) Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

2:45pm

Leveraging Advanced Backup Technologies to Prepare Against Ransomware Attacks
Please join the CompuNet’s Data Center and Information Security Teams to discuss how backup technologies and strategies align with the CIS Top 20 Critical Controls.Ransomware is on the rise with educational institutions and backups are often the last line of defense.Unfortunately, without a proper strategy, backups are often unreliable or get caught in the attack along with traditional data.

Speakers
SA

Steve Asmussen

Global Data Center Architect Modern Infrastructure, CompuNet, Inc
Steve is a Systems Engineer and IT consultant for over 17+ years experience with expertise and specialization in the Data Center.
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Darrin Good

Director of Business Development - Secure Enterprise, CompuNet, Inc
Darrin Good is a certified inter-networking expert in security, and a certified information systems security professional. Darrin Good holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. He has 25+ years of experience in the Information Technology field... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 2:45pm - 3:30pm
200 (56s) Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890

3:30pm

Prizes
Wednesday February 5, 2020 3:30pm - 4:00pm
130 (242s) Boise Centre 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83890