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Tuesday, August 2
 

8:00am

Daily Kickoff - Create
Tuesday August 2, 2016 8:00am - 8:15am
James Williams Middle School: LMC 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

8:15am

Adventures in Coding
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will talk about what coding is and why it is important to introduce students to it. It takes creativity, critical thinking, and perseverance to create or solve a coding project. Come learn various sites that teach students about coding and give them an opportunity to create small projects. Be prepared to try some basic coding.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Kraemer

Aaron Kraemer

Teacher, School District of Rhinelander
Aaron Kraemer has been a 6th and 7th grade Social Studies Teacher in the School District of Rhinelander for the last two school years. He graduated from Lakeland College in 2013 with a degree in Early Adolescence through Adolescence education (6-12) and a degree in Broadfield Social Studies. Aaron's passion for technology stemmed from his childhood days of Video Games and Computer technology. Aaron serves as the Building Computer Contact Person... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 8:15am - 9:45am
James Williams Middle School: Project Lab 125 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

8:15am

Present This! (See)
Limited Capacity seats available

Students will be empowered and engaged with these amazing presentation tools to explore literacy in the digital age. Some of the sites we will create and explore are Biteslide, Little Bird Tales, Animoto, PowToon, Popplet, 30 Hands, Google Slides and more.

***This is a "See" session. The “See” sessions will focus on teaching and sharing information about tools and concepts.  If you want to extend your learning and continue to explore this topic, sign up for the consecutive "Do" session. 

Speakers
avatar for Kim Frederickson

Kim Frederickson

Teacher, School District of Rhinelander
Kim Frederickson has been employed with the School District of Rhinelander since 1999. She spent 13 years as a traditional 3rd grade teacher, currently she is a 2nd/3rd grade looping teacher. She currently holds a Masters Degree in Educational Technology and a Certificate to teach online courses. She is passionate about helping her students learn and finding ways to enhance their learning with technology. She frequently spends time with her... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 8:15am - 9:45am
James Williams Middle School: Project Lab 120 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

8:15am

YouTube...It's Not Just For Viewing Anymore!
Limited Capacity filling up

YouTube is an amazing Internet phenomenon with significant growth in popularity over the last 9 years. It is popular among young and old, and many teachers have found it to be a very beneficial learning tool. It now goes way beyond viewing and allows you to create and edit your own videos. You will  learn how you and your students can use the editing tools available within YouTube to customize and create content.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Stieve

Sara Stieve

English Teacher
Sara Stieve graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point in May, 2013. While there, she completed a course based on technology use in the English classroom to improve literacy and student engagement.  She is just completing her first year teaching English at Rhinelander High School! This year she taught English 9, Journalistic Writing, and English in the Digital Age. Journalistic Writing and English in the Digital Age forced... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 8:15am - 9:45am
James Williams Middle School: LMC 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

8:15am

iPads R Us!: Use the iPads to meet the Common Core Standards
Limited Capacity filling up

You have the iPads, your students want to use them, yet you have literacy standards that need to be met. How can you use the iPads and meet the CCS Standards at the same time? This session will introduce you to multiple creation apps, explain some of their varied applications in the classroom, and then give you time to explore those iPad apps. You will envision even more uses for each app as you "take a test drive"! Your new knowledge and comfort level with these amazing "digital dynamos' will enable students to increase their literacy and drive, as they create share-able products that "WOW"!

Speakers
avatar for Tina Vannatter

Tina Vannatter

Teacher, School District of Rhinelander
Tina Vannatter dives headfirst each day into teaching her 1st and 2nd grade students at Crescent Elementary School. One of her long-term goals is to give each child access to and instruction in, technology, one-to-one, every school day. The 2013-'14 school year was Ms. Vannatter's first year teaching in the School District of Rhinelander. Previously, she taught in the Tomahawk School District and co-owned an Italian restaurant in Tomahawk. She... Read More →



Tuesday August 2, 2016 8:15am - 11:30am
James Williams Middle School: Project Lab 115 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

10:00am

Mapping your World using Google Maps
Limited Capacity seats available

Creating collaborative maps has never been easier. Create custom maps to share and publish online with Google My Maps. Students can create and collaborate with others as they add information to specific locations along with links, pictures, videos, etc.

Come find out how you can integrate My Maps in your classroom and connect your students to the word.

 

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Catlin

Heidi Catlin

Instructional Technology Coordinator, School District of Rhinelander
I have 25 years of experience in the education of young students through adults. I began my teaching career as an elementary teacher, and worked primarily in a 1st grade classroom for 9 years. I am currently the Instructional Technology Coordinator for the School District of Rhinelander, and provide technology staff development and support as teachers integrate 21st Century skills and resources in their classroom. I also works to ensure that... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
James Williams Middle School: LMC 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

10:00am

Present This! (Do)
Limited Capacity seats available

Students will be empowered and engaged with these amazing presentation tools to explore literacy in the digital age. Some of the sites we will create and explore are Biteslide, Little Bird Tales, Animoto, PowToon, Popplet, 30 Hands, Google Slides and more.

***This is a "Do" session. The “Do” sessions will be an extension of the corresponding “See” session where you will extend your learning and continue to explore the topic.  You need to attend the “See” session in order to attend the “Do” session.

 

Speakers
avatar for Kim Frederickson

Kim Frederickson

Teacher, School District of Rhinelander
Kim Frederickson has been employed with the School District of Rhinelander since 1999. She spent 13 years as a traditional 3rd grade teacher, currently she is a 2nd/3rd grade looping teacher. She currently holds a Masters Degree in Educational Technology and a Certificate to teach online courses. She is passionate about helping her students learn and finding ways to enhance their learning with technology. She frequently spends time with her... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
James Williams Middle School: Project Lab 120 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

10:00am

“Game On!”
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to embrace games as instructional tools. We will show you ways to utilize gaming in your classroom ant take the fear factor away from gaming in the classroom. Games such as Minecraft, GeoGuesser, and many others can be used to encourage creativity and increase engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Kraemer

Aaron Kraemer

Teacher, School District of Rhinelander
Aaron Kraemer has been a 6th and 7th grade Social Studies Teacher in the School District of Rhinelander for the last two school years. He graduated from Lakeland College in 2013 with a degree in Early Adolescence through Adolescence education (6-12) and a degree in Broadfield Social Studies. Aaron's passion for technology stemmed from his childhood days of Video Games and Computer technology. Aaron serves as the Building Computer Contact Person... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
James Williams Middle School: Project Lab 125 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

11:30am

Lunch
Tuesday August 2, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
James Williams Middle School: Commons Commons

12:15pm

A-Z Apps and interactive websites
Limited Capacity filling up

Want some great tools to use in your classroom? Explore an A to Z collection of Add Ons, Websites, and Extensions that will increase student engagement, improve teacher productivity and leverage learning. There’s something for everyone! Presentation

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Catlin

Heidi Catlin

Instructional Technology Coordinator, School District of Rhinelander
I have 25 years of experience in the education of young students through adults. I began my teaching career as an elementary teacher, and worked primarily in a 1st grade classroom for 9 years. I am currently the Instructional Technology Coordinator for the School District of Rhinelander, and provide technology staff development and support as teachers integrate 21st Century skills and resources in their classroom. I also works to ensure that... Read More →
avatar for Laura Tooke Effinger

Laura Tooke Effinger

Library Media Specialist, School District of Rhinelander Community Education
Laura Tooke Effinger began her educational career as a 6th grade teacher with the School District of Rhinelander in 1992, later she helped plan and start a PBL charter school, and is now a Library Media Specialist for the School District of Rhinelander. Her favorite part of her current role is helping encourage students and staff to find ways to expand the classroom beyond school walls and clocks to make learning timely, relevant and... Read More →
avatar for Ellie Rumney

Ellie Rumney

Library Media Specialist, School District of Rhinelander
Ellie Rumney taught for 12 years before becoming a Library Media Specialist for the School District of Rhinelander. As a teacher, she was passionate about integrating technology and 21st Century Skills into her classroom. Her journey to become an LMS gave her access to an amazing learning network of professionals that she relies on in the current educational climate. As a Library Media Specialist, she continues to share her enthusiasm for 21st... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 12:15pm - 1:45pm
James Williams Middle School: Project Lab 120 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

12:15pm

Beyond Clipart
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn new ways for students to use digital art in a way that enhances their work and engages them in learning.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Holly

Holly Holly

Teacher, School District of Rhinelander
Holly Holly is in her first year of teaching as a Special Education teacher at Central Intermediate Elementary School in Rhinelander; working with 4th and 5th grade students.  In 2014, she and her husband returned to the Rhinelander area after living in Idaho for seven years.  While in Idaho, she discovered first hand the rewards of working with students as a substitute teacher; prompting her to earn a bachelor’s degree through Western... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 12:15pm - 1:45pm
James Williams Middle School: LMC 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

12:15pm

Creating Student Engagement in the Classroom Through QR Codes (See)
Limited Capacity seats available

How do can you maximize learning experiences utilizing technology? Unlocking the mystery of QR codes and its usefulness in the classroom to further engage student learning will be explored during this session. Participants will examine, create and use QR codes. Examples of QR code activities that are designed around literacy best practices and the CCSS will be shown along with other examples of how to use QR codes in the classroom. Finally, participants will be given time to create QR codes based upon content material they have chosen to bring in.

***This is a "See" session. The “See” sessions will focus on teaching and sharing information about tools and concepts.  If you want to extend your learning and continue to explore this topic, sign up for the consecutive "Do" session.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson

Teacher, School District of Rhinelander
Amy Johnson has been employed by the School District of Rhinelander for 12 years, first working as an elementary Special Education teacher, after which she followed her passion for reading by pursuing her 316 and 317 Reading Teacher/Specialist license. For the past seven years, she has served as a Title I teacher for the district.  She is a member of the Wisconsin State Reading Association and International Reading Association.  Working... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 12:15pm - 1:45pm
James Williams Middle School: Project Lab 125 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

12:15pm

Are You Smarter than a SMARTBoard?
Limited Capacity full

Feeling like the SMART Board gets the "best of you"? Learn some simple tricks to make instruction go smoothly! This class is for basic learners who have little knowledge about using the SMART Board. We will learn how to use the basic tools, how to find pre-made games and activities and how to incorporate them into your school year.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Flohr

Michelle Flohr

Teacher, School District of Rhinelander
Michelle Flohr has been teaching in the Rhinelander School District for the last fourteen years. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Ed from Mt. Senario and her Masters Degree in Education from Viterbo. She is also a National Board Certified Teacher. Michelle has enjoyed looping and teaching multi-age classrooms and is always striving to deliver instruction that encourages students to open and stretch their minds to their fullest... Read More →



Tuesday August 2, 2016 12:15pm - 3:30pm
James Williams Middle School: Project Lab 115 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

2:00pm

Assessment Toolbox
Limited Capacity seats available

There are many digital formative assessment tools that can be used to assess student learning and provide instant feedback. We will look at some engaging and interactive online assessment tools that you can begin using right away!

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Catlin

Heidi Catlin

Instructional Technology Coordinator, School District of Rhinelander
I have 25 years of experience in the education of young students through adults. I began my teaching career as an elementary teacher, and worked primarily in a 1st grade classroom for 9 years. I am currently the Instructional Technology Coordinator for the School District of Rhinelander, and provide technology staff development and support as teachers integrate 21st Century skills and resources in their classroom. I also works to ensure that... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
James Williams Middle School: LMC 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

2:00pm

Creating Student Engagement in the Classroom Through QR Codes (Do)
Limited Capacity seats available

How do can you maximize learning experiences utilizing technology? Unlocking the mystery of QR codes and its usefulness in the classroom to further engage student learning will be explored during this session. Participants will examine, create and use QR codes. Examples of QR code activities that are designed around literacy best practices and the CCSS will be shown along with other examples of how to use QR codes in the classroom. Finally, participants will be given time to create QR codes based upon content material they have chosen to bring in.

***This is a "Do" session. The “Do” sessions will be an extension of the corresponding “See” session where you will extend your learning and continue to explore the topic.  You need to attend the “See” session in order to attend the “Do” session.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson

Teacher, School District of Rhinelander
Amy Johnson has been employed by the School District of Rhinelander for 12 years, first working as an elementary Special Education teacher, after which she followed her passion for reading by pursuing her 316 and 317 Reading Teacher/Specialist license. For the past seven years, she has served as a Title I teacher for the district.  She is a member of the Wisconsin State Reading Association and International Reading Association.  Working... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
James Williams Middle School: Project Lab 125 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

2:00pm

Creative Commons “A License to Create”
Limited Capacity seats available

Your students have been busy creating and are ready to publish their creative works. Let’s show them how to license their creations and model copyright and digital citizenship. We will look at Creative Commons and how it can help you legally use other creative works and how to license your own creations.

Speakers
avatar for Ellie Rumney

Ellie Rumney

Library Media Specialist, School District of Rhinelander
Ellie Rumney taught for 12 years before becoming a Library Media Specialist for the School District of Rhinelander. As a teacher, she was passionate about integrating technology and 21st Century Skills into her classroom. Her journey to become an LMS gave her access to an amazing learning network of professionals that she relies on in the current educational climate. As a Library Media Specialist, she continues to share her enthusiasm for 21st... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
James Williams Middle School: Project Lab 120 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

3:30pm

Daily Wrap Up and Prizes in the LMC
Tuesday August 2, 2016 3:30pm - 3:45pm
James Williams Middle School: LMC 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501
 
Wednesday, August 3
 

8:00am

Daily Kickoff - Curate
Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:00am - 8:15am
James Williams Middle School: LMC 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

8:15am

Always Learning with Learn360
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn360 is a great resource that has gotten even better! Learn how to build playlists and lessons. Check out the new features - video playback controls, Multimedia Lesson Builder,  assessment tools and much more now available in your teacher toolbox.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Tooke Effinger

Laura Tooke Effinger

Library Media Specialist, School District of Rhinelander Community Education
Laura Tooke Effinger began her educational career as a 6th grade teacher with the School District of Rhinelander in 1992, later she helped plan and start a PBL charter school, and is now a Library Media Specialist for the School District of Rhinelander. Her favorite part of her current role is helping encourage students and staff to find ways to expand the classroom beyond school walls and clocks to make learning timely, relevant and... Read More →



Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:15am - 9:45am
James Williams Middle School: Project Lab 115 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

8:15am

Educator Effectiveness with Ease (Repeated)
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will focus on the available resources and tools for creating, documenting, and evidencing your Student Learning Objectives (SLO) and Professional Practice Goal (PPG). With the past two years of educator effectiveness beginning with the Teachscape product and transitioning to our local Google Doc files, this new year brings to you a streamlined and simplified approach to electronic documentation. You will be pleasantly surprised... and yes, it works!

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Catlin

Heidi Catlin

Instructional Technology Coordinator, School District of Rhinelander
I have 25 years of experience in the education of young students through adults. I began my teaching career as an elementary teacher, and worked primarily in a 1st grade classroom for 9 years. I am currently the Instructional Technology Coordinator for the School District of Rhinelander, and provide technology staff development and support as teachers integrate 21st Century skills and resources in their classroom. I also works to ensure that... Read More →
avatar for Theresa Maney

Theresa Maney

Director of Curriculum and Instruction, School District of Rhinelander
Teri Maney has been part of the School District of Rhinelander team for 18 years.  She began as a 4th grade teacher, moved to associate principal at James Williams Middle School, then principal at Crescent Elementary, and currently loving her role as the Director of Instruction. Through her experiences she has treasured the opportunities to learn new information and grow as a life-long learner.  She is heavily involved in the Educator... Read More →


Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:15am - 9:45am
James Williams Middle School: Project Lab 125 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

8:15am

Making the Grade: Infinite Campus Gradebook - Standards Based (K-5)
Limited Capacity seats available

Take a deeper look at the gradebook in Infinite Campus.  Learn from an IC Coach who has been in the trenches using the gradebook on a daily basis.  You'll leave with tips and tricks to make your IC gradebook a painless experience.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Raleigh

Kyle Raleigh

Teacher, School District of Rhinelander
Kyle Raleigh graduated from UWSP with a degree in elementary education in 2012. He started out his career as a middle school English teacher, but now inspires 4th and 5th graders at Central Intermediate school to become lifelong learners, creators and problem solvers.  Kyle has a passion for technology and is always finding new ways to engage his students by enhancing their studies with new apps and tools.  His favorite device is his... Read More →


Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:15am - 9:45am
James Williams Middle School: LMC 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

8:15am

“Get out of Jail Free” Finding and using Copyright Free and other Open Educational Resources
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you spend hours searching for teaching resources and images online?  Are you often frustrated when you find the perfect resource just to find out you have to pay for it?  This session will show you resources to help you and your students find freely accessible, openly licensed documents and media that you can use in your classrooms for free. This session will help you find these copyright free resources that are FREE in every way.

Speakers
avatar for Ellie Rumney

Ellie Rumney

Library Media Specialist, School District of Rhinelander
Ellie Rumney taught for 12 years before becoming a Library Media Specialist for the School District of Rhinelander. As a teacher, she was passionate about integrating technology and 21st Century Skills into her classroom. Her journey to become an LMS gave her access to an amazing learning network of professionals that she relies on in the current educational climate. As a Library Media Specialist, she continues to share her enthusiasm for 21st... Read More →


Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:15am - 9:45am
James Williams Middle School: Project Lab 120 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

10:00am

Educator Effectiveness with Ease (Repeated)
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will focus on the available resources and tools for creating, documenting, and evidencing your Student Learning Objectives (SLO) and Professional Practice Goal (PPG). With the past two years of educator effectiveness beginning with the Teachscape product and transitioning to our local Google Doc files, this new year brings to you a streamlined and simplified approach to electronic documentation. You will be pleasantly surprised... and yes, it works!

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Catlin

Heidi Catlin

Instructional Technology Coordinator, School District of Rhinelander
I have 25 years of experience in the education of young students through adults. I began my teaching career as an elementary teacher, and worked primarily in a 1st grade classroom for 9 years. I am currently the Instructional Technology Coordinator for the School District of Rhinelander, and provide technology staff development and support as teachers integrate 21st Century skills and resources in their classroom. I also works to ensure that... Read More →
avatar for Theresa Maney

Theresa Maney

Director of Curriculum and Instruction, School District of Rhinelander
Teri Maney has been part of the School District of Rhinelander team for 18 years.  She began as a 4th grade teacher, moved to associate principal at James Williams Middle School, then principal at Crescent Elementary, and currently loving her role as the Director of Instruction. Through her experiences she has treasured the opportunities to learn new information and grow as a life-long learner.  She is heavily involved in the Educator... Read More →


Wednesday August 3, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
James Williams Middle School: Project Lab 125 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

10:00am

Everybody can Evernote
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about how to collect data while conferring with students using an online program called Evernote! Evernote is an easy electronic way to organize the data you collect throughout the day. You will get to explore Evernote and how to make it work for your classroom and your students.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Biscobing

Megan Biscobing

Teacher, School District of Rhinelander
Megan Biscobing grew up in Rhinelander and decided to return after graduating from UW-La Crosse with a degree in Early Childhood-Middle Adolescence Education and Spanish. She taught 4th grade at Central her first year and is now teaching in a 1-2-3 multiage classroom at Pelican. She is excited to take on a 1-2 looping position in her third year of teaching next year. Education is all about flexibility! Megan has enjoyed learning about new... Read More →


Wednesday August 3, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
James Williams Middle School: Project Lab 115 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

10:00am

Let's Learn to AdHoc
Limited Capacity full

In this session we will learn how to create basic AdHoc's that can be used to create custom groups. These groups can be used for gathering/analyzing data, sending out messages and creating custom lists.


Speakers
avatar for Kathie Woodford

Kathie Woodford

Data Specialist/Registrar, School District of Rhinelander
I am the Infinite Campus Administrator, Registrar and Student Data Specialist for the School District of Rhinelander.


Wednesday August 3, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
James Williams Middle School: Project Lab 120 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

10:00am

Making the Grade: Infinite Campus Gradebook (6-12)
Limited Capacity seats available

Take a deeper look at the gradebook in Infinite Campus.  Learn from an IC Coach who has been in the trenches using the gradebook on a daily basis.  You'll leave with tips and tricks to make your IC gradebook a painless experience.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Kraemer

Aaron Kraemer

Teacher, School District of Rhinelander
Aaron Kraemer has been a 6th and 7th grade Social Studies Teacher in the School District of Rhinelander for the last two school years. He graduated from Lakeland College in 2013 with a degree in Early Adolescence through Adolescence education (6-12) and a degree in Broadfield Social Studies. Aaron's passion for technology stemmed from his childhood days of Video Games and Computer technology. Aaron serves as the Building Computer Contact Person... Read More →


Wednesday August 3, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
James Williams Middle School: LMC 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

11:30am

Lunch
Wednesday August 3, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
James Williams Middle School: Commons Commons

12:15pm

Be Your Own Geek Squad (Basic Technology Troubleshooting)
Limited Capacity full

Part of being a digital citizen is being able to problem solve and troubleshoot when you feel like your digital world as about to crumble. Learn some basic tips and tricks on what to look for and how to communicate problems to tech support.

Speakers
avatar for Kay Coates

Kay Coates

Teacher, School District of Rhinelander
Kay Coates began teaching for SDR in 2008 at NCSS and in 2010 she started at RHS as a life science instructor. She started her teaching career in 1993 at Dodgeland High School in Juneau, Wisconsin. At Dodgeland, she taught life science and health classes, as well as, serving the district's Co-Chair for the Technology Plan/committee. The first time she used a computer was in a college chemistry course, where she hit the return button at the same... Read More →
avatar for Allie Johnson

Allie Johnson

Teacher, School District of Rhinelander
Allie Johnson began teaching in Rhinelander in 2009.  Originally from Manchester, NH, she graduated with a degree in English secondary education from a small liberal arts college called St. Michaels in Burlington, VT.  She taught in Vermont for 2 years, then made the leap to Wisconsin with her husband.  After teaching in Sun Prairie for four years, she then trekked up to the Northwoods and is loving every minute of it... Read More →


Wednesday August 3, 2016 12:15pm - 1:45pm
James Williams Middle School: Project Lab 120 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

12:15pm

Dominate the Four Domains Technology & Educator Effectiveness
Limited Capacity seats available

Now that you embraced Educator Effectiveness and are familiar with the 4 Domains, we will look at a variety of instructional technology resources and tools that can support the Educator Effectiveness model. This session will outline ideas for technology use in each of the four Domains based on the Danielson Model.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Catlin

Heidi Catlin

Instructional Technology Coordinator, School District of Rhinelander
I have 25 years of experience in the education of young students through adults. I began my teaching career as an elementary teacher, and worked primarily in a 1st grade classroom for 9 years. I am currently the Instructional Technology Coordinator for the School District of Rhinelander, and provide technology staff development and support as teachers integrate 21st Century skills and resources in their classroom. I also works to ensure that... Read More →


Wednesday August 3, 2016 12:15pm - 3:30pm
James Williams Middle School: Project Lab 125 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

12:15pm

Weebles Fall, But You Won't Fall Down with Weebly Websites!
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn how to create a Weebly webpage, how to build pages including photo galleries, blogs and surveys and add links to student webpages. We will also discuss ways to use student websites as a digital portfolio. (Yes! Even early elementary students can do this!) We will be creating and sharing ideas for additional pages.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Flohr

Michelle Flohr

Teacher, School District of Rhinelander
Michelle Flohr has been teaching in the Rhinelander School District for the last fourteen years. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Ed from Mt. Senario and her Masters Degree in Education from Viterbo. She is also a National Board Certified Teacher. Michelle has enjoyed looping and teaching multi-age classrooms and is always striving to deliver instruction that encourages students to open and stretch their minds to their fullest... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Riske

Rachel Riske

Teacher, School District of Rhinelander



Wednesday August 3, 2016 12:15pm - 3:30pm
James Williams Middle School: LMC 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

2:00pm

"Let's Get Comfortable" Google Basics 101
Limited Capacity filling up

Are you still using Explorer or Firefox as your ""go to"" browser? Have you heard colleagues talk about sharing great ideas or lesson plans, but never saw a manila folder pass between them? Do you get lost in the multitude of emails and then can't find the ones you need? How about meetings and appointments? Do you wish you understood how to add/remove important dates on your calendar?
In this session we will learn to navigate this amazing, multi-faceted tool within a browser. We will explore creating, sharing, uploading, and organizing documents, organizing our gmail, and dates on our calendar. We will also have time to experiment with the new things we're learning and attempt to answer any questions or concerns you may have. When this session is finished you will feel you've finally, ""Slipped into something more comfortable."""

Speakers
avatar for Tina Vannatter

Tina Vannatter

Teacher, School District of Rhinelander
Tina Vannatter dives headfirst each day into teaching her 1st and 2nd grade students at Crescent Elementary School. One of her long-term goals is to give each child access to and instruction in, technology, one-to-one, every school day. The 2013-'14 school year was Ms. Vannatter's first year teaching in the School District of Rhinelander. Previously, she taught in the Tomahawk School District and co-owned an Italian restaurant in Tomahawk. She... Read More →



Wednesday August 3, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
James Williams Middle School: Project Lab 120 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

2:00pm

Google Classroom (Repeated on Thursday)
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an introductory session designed to get teachers set up for fall of 2016 in using Google Classroom with their classes. Google Classroom can be a clearing house for course syllabi, assignments, bookmarks, flip lessons, exit slips, surveys and more.

Speakers
avatar for Wil Losch

Wil Losch

Teaching Principal, School District of Rhinelander
Wil Losch has been an educator in the School District of Rhinelander since 2000. He currently serves as the teaching principal of Northwoods Community Secondary School, of which he was one of the founding teachers when NCSS opened in 2004. Wil has also taught social studies at JWMS and RHS. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Gustavus Adolphus College, his Master’s Degree in History Education from UW-River Falls and his administrative... Read More →


Wednesday August 3, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
James Williams Middle School: Project Lab 115 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

3:30pm

Daily Wrap Up and Prizes in the LMC
Wednesday August 3, 2016 3:30pm - 3:45pm
James Williams Middle School: LMC 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501
 
Thursday, August 4
 

8:00am

Daily Kickoff - Collaborate
Thursday August 4, 2016 8:00am - 8:15am
James Williams Middle School: LMC 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

8:15am

Google Forms...A Tool for EVERYONE!
Limited Capacity full

This course will show you the basic ways to utilize Google forms in and out of your classroom in in a variety of ways. This will include data collection, student collaboration, organization and much more. Learn how to easily access, organize, and share your results in ways that make you look like a pro!

Speakers
avatar for Ellie Rumney

Ellie Rumney

Library Media Specialist, School District of Rhinelander
Ellie Rumney taught for 12 years before becoming a Library Media Specialist for the School District of Rhinelander. As a teacher, she was passionate about integrating technology and 21st Century Skills into her classroom. Her journey to become an LMS gave her access to an amazing learning network of professionals that she relies on in the current educational climate. As a Library Media Specialist, she continues to share her enthusiasm for 21st... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2016 8:15am - 9:45am
James Williams Middle School: LMC 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

8:15am

Keeping the Lines of Communication Open with Infinite Campus
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session we will learn and review a variety of ways teachers can communicate easily will students and parents! We will also review the planner and other features available in Infinite Campus. Please bring any questions, issues and struggles you experienced during this year and we will hopefully have some answers for you!!

Speakers
avatar for Kay Coates

Kay Coates

Teacher, School District of Rhinelander
Kay Coates began teaching for SDR in 2008 at NCSS and in 2010 she started at RHS as a life science instructor. She started her teaching career in 1993 at Dodgeland High School in Juneau, Wisconsin. At Dodgeland, she taught life science and health classes, as well as, serving the district's Co-Chair for the Technology Plan/committee. The first time she used a computer was in a college chemistry course, where she hit the return button at the same... Read More →
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Allie Johnson

Teacher, School District of Rhinelander
Allie Johnson began teaching in Rhinelander in 2009.  Originally from Manchester, NH, she graduated with a degree in English secondary education from a small liberal arts college called St. Michaels in Burlington, VT.  She taught in Vermont for 2 years, then made the leap to Wisconsin with her husband.  After teaching in Sun Prairie for four years, she then trekked up to the Northwoods and is loving every minute of it... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2016 8:15am - 9:45am
James Williams Middle School: Project Lab 125 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

8:15am

“Let’s Hangout!” Hangouts/Skype
Limited Capacity seats available

Heard about Hangouts but not sure what a “Google Hangout” is? You’ve Skyped with your family, but not sure how to use it in the classroom? Come learn how to connect with others personally and professionally with these video conferencing tools.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Catlin

Heidi Catlin

Instructional Technology Coordinator, School District of Rhinelander
I have 25 years of experience in the education of young students through adults. I began my teaching career as an elementary teacher, and worked primarily in a 1st grade classroom for 9 years. I am currently the Instructional Technology Coordinator for the School District of Rhinelander, and provide technology staff development and support as teachers integrate 21st Century skills and resources in their classroom. I also works to ensure that... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2016 8:15am - 11:30am
James Williams Middle School: Project Lab 120 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

10:00am

"Let's Get Comfortable" Google Basics 101
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you still using Explorer or Firefox as your ""go to"" browser? Have you heard colleagues talk about sharing great ideas or lesson plans, but never saw a manila folder pass between them? Do you get lost in the multitude of emails and then can't find the ones you need? How about meetings and appointments? Do you wish you understood how to add/remove important dates on your calendar?
In this session we will learn to navigate this amazing, multi-faceted tool within a browser. We will explore creating, sharing, uploading, and organizing documents, organizing our gmail, and dates on our calendar. We will also have time to experiment with the new things we're learning and attempt to answer any questions or concerns you may have. When this session is finished you will feel you've finally, ""Slipped into something more comfortable."""

Speakers
avatar for Tina Vannatter

Tina Vannatter

Teacher, School District of Rhinelander
Tina Vannatter dives headfirst each day into teaching her 1st and 2nd grade students at Crescent Elementary School. One of her long-term goals is to give each child access to and instruction in, technology, one-to-one, every school day. The 2013-'14 school year was Ms. Vannatter's first year teaching in the School District of Rhinelander. Previously, she taught in the Tomahawk School District and co-owned an Italian restaurant in Tomahawk. She... Read More →



Thursday August 4, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
James Williams Middle School: LMC 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

10:00am

21st Century Reading Tools
Limited Capacity seats available

Check out these amazing 21st Century literacy (reading, writing, word study, speaking and listening) tools that we have access to for free on several websites through our school district and through the Rhinelander District Library. Get new ideas to build collaborative literacy tasks with students in grades pre-K-12!

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Retallick

Meghan Retallick

Reading Specialist/Instructional Coach, School District of Rhinelander
My name is Meghan Retallick, and I am the secondary level reading specialist/instructional coach for SDR.  I graduated in 2007 with an undergraduate degree in English Education from the University of WI-Stevens Point, and have pursued my masters in literacy from Concordia University.  I spent seven years as a classroom teacher working in several districts in Wisconsin teaching English/Language Arts in grades 6-12.  One of my... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
James Williams Middle School: Project Lab 125 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

10:00am

inFORMed Progress Monitoring
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to use Google Forms as a progress monitoring tool. Forms allow teachers to collaborate, collect data in a consistent manner, and easily share data for specific students. Results of monitoring are automatically tallied and graphed in a clear, concise presentation. This is a great tool for special education teachers needing to measure IEP goals.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Holly

Holly Holly

Teacher, School District of Rhinelander
Holly Holly is in her first year of teaching as a Special Education teacher at Central Intermediate Elementary School in Rhinelander; working with 4th and 5th grade students.  In 2014, she and her husband returned to the Rhinelander area after living in Idaho for seven years.  While in Idaho, she discovered first hand the rewards of working with students as a substitute teacher; prompting her to earn a bachelor’s degree through Western... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
James Williams Middle School: Project Lab 115 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

11:30am

Lunch
Thursday August 4, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
James Williams Middle School: Commons Commons

12:15pm

Google Classroom (Repeated from Wednesday)
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an introductory session designed to get teachers set up for fall of 2016 in using Google Classroom with their classes. Google Classroom can be a clearing house for course syllabi, assignments, bookmarks, flip lessons, exit slips, surveys and more.

Speakers
avatar for Wil Losch

Wil Losch

Teaching Principal, School District of Rhinelander
Wil Losch has been an educator in the School District of Rhinelander since 2000. He currently serves as the teaching principal of Northwoods Community Secondary School, of which he was one of the founding teachers when NCSS opened in 2004. Wil has also taught social studies at JWMS and RHS. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Gustavus Adolphus College, his Master’s Degree in History Education from UW-River Falls and his administrative... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2016 12:15pm - 1:45pm
James Williams Middle School: Project Lab 115 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

12:15pm

Makers in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

The Maker Movement is taking over!  Find ways to incorporate Makerspaces into your classroom to help students become creative thinkers and independent workers.  Set up stations that encourage students to explore new interests and learn about the way things work.  This is a hands on session with Makers set up for you to explore!

Speakers
avatar for Laura Tooke Effinger

Laura Tooke Effinger

Library Media Specialist, School District of Rhinelander Community Education
Laura Tooke Effinger began her educational career as a 6th grade teacher with the School District of Rhinelander in 1992, later she helped plan and start a PBL charter school, and is now a Library Media Specialist for the School District of Rhinelander. Her favorite part of her current role is helping encourage students and staff to find ways to expand the classroom beyond school walls and clocks to make learning timely, relevant and... Read More →
avatar for Ellie Rumney

Ellie Rumney

Library Media Specialist, School District of Rhinelander
Ellie Rumney taught for 12 years before becoming a Library Media Specialist for the School District of Rhinelander. As a teacher, she was passionate about integrating technology and 21st Century Skills into her classroom. Her journey to become an LMS gave her access to an amazing learning network of professionals that she relies on in the current educational climate. As a Library Media Specialist, she continues to share her enthusiasm for 21st... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2016 12:15pm - 1:45pm
James Williams Middle School: LMC 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

12:15pm

“Communities of Learners” Social Media for Professional Development
Limited Capacity seats available

The look of professional learning has changed and we need to think differently about how we continue our professional growth. Social media is a powerful way to connect with other educators and learn from each other. Come and learn how to stay connected and learn from others using a variety of Social Media tools.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Catlin

Heidi Catlin

Instructional Technology Coordinator, School District of Rhinelander
I have 25 years of experience in the education of young students through adults. I began my teaching career as an elementary teacher, and worked primarily in a 1st grade classroom for 9 years. I am currently the Instructional Technology Coordinator for the School District of Rhinelander, and provide technology staff development and support as teachers integrate 21st Century skills and resources in their classroom. I also works to ensure that... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2016 12:15pm - 1:45pm
James Williams Middle School: Project Lab 120 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

12:15pm

Say What? Strategies and Resources for Meeting the CCSS Speaking & Listening Standards
Limited Capacity seats available

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has prepared a resource to support teachers in implementing the CCSS Speaking and Listening standards preK-12. This session will focus on the standards measuring students' collaborative discussion and presentation skills. What does mastery look like? How can we integrate technology to effectively build collaboration and presentation skills in preK-12 students? Join this session to grow your own understanding of the speaking and listening standards, discover new strategies and resources for implementing the standards, and prepare a presentation task for your students to complete in the coming school year.

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Retallick

Meghan Retallick

Reading Specialist/Instructional Coach, School District of Rhinelander
My name is Meghan Retallick, and I am the secondary level reading specialist/instructional coach for SDR.  I graduated in 2007 with an undergraduate degree in English Education from the University of WI-Stevens Point, and have pursued my masters in literacy from Concordia University.  I spent seven years as a classroom teacher working in several districts in Wisconsin teaching English/Language Arts in grades 6-12.  One of my... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2016 12:15pm - 3:30pm
James Williams Middle School: Project Lab 125 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

2:00pm

Hidden Treasures in Google Apps
Limited Capacity full

Find new Add-Ons to use within Google Drive to make your work more Efficient and Awesome! For example, use Rhyme Finder to make your writing blossom! You will find Clip Art, a thesaurus and lots of ways to add graphs, diagrams and tables...just to name a few. If you haven’t been using these tricks and add ons, you are long overdue!

Speakers
avatar for Laura Tooke Effinger

Laura Tooke Effinger

Library Media Specialist, School District of Rhinelander Community Education
Laura Tooke Effinger began her educational career as a 6th grade teacher with the School District of Rhinelander in 1992, later she helped plan and start a PBL charter school, and is now a Library Media Specialist for the School District of Rhinelander. Her favorite part of her current role is helping encourage students and staff to find ways to expand the classroom beyond school walls and clocks to make learning timely, relevant and... Read More →



Thursday August 4, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
James Williams Middle School: Project Lab 115 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

2:00pm

Inquiring Minds Want to Know!(K-3)
Limited Capacity seats available

Inquiring minds want to know! Inquiry projects engage student curiosity and allow students to access information that is important to them. Ellie and Wendy have collaborated on inquiry projects with 1st graders to help them access information in the world around them. Student begin each project with an essential question and are guided to write their own questions and are given resources to help them answer their questions. You will be guided through the process of creating inquiry projects, finding resources, and creating authentic products for your students that fit perfectly into your curricular areas. Ellie and Wendy are excited to walk you through their journey of inquiry projects!

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Deitz

Wendy Deitz

First Grade Teacher, School District of Rhinelander
With 25 years of teaching experience, Wendy Deitz is relatively new to the School District of Rhinelander. This past year, she taught first graders at Crescent Elementary. Together, Ellie Rumney and her involved the first graders in a variety of inquiry projects this year. The students researched and showcased their learning involving penguins, authors and insects using 21st century skills. You can follow Wendy on Twitter @Deitz1stgrade.
avatar for Ellie Rumney

Ellie Rumney

Library Media Specialist, School District of Rhinelander
Ellie Rumney taught for 12 years before becoming a Library Media Specialist for the School District of Rhinelander. As a teacher, she was passionate about integrating technology and 21st Century Skills into her classroom. Her journey to become an LMS gave her access to an amazing learning network of professionals that she relies on in the current educational climate. As a Library Media Specialist, she continues to share her enthusiasm for 21st... Read More →


Thursday August 4, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
James Williams Middle School: LMC 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501

3:30pm

Daily Wrap Up and Prizes in the LMC
Thursday August 4, 2016 3:30pm - 3:45pm
James Williams Middle School: LMC 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501