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Tuesday, August 2
 

8:15am CDT

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... Read More →


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

10:00am CDT

“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... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
James Williams Middle School: Project Lab 125 915 Acacia Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501
 
Wednesday, August 3
 

8:15am CDT

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
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 the PBL charter school, and is now a Library Media Specialist for the School District of Rhinelander. Her favorite part of her... Read More →



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

8:15am CDT

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 26 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... Read More →
avatar for Theresa Maney

Theresa Maney

Director of 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... Read More →


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

10:00am CDT

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 26 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... Read More →
avatar for Theresa Maney

Theresa Maney

Director of 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... Read More →


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

12:15pm CDT

Be Your Own Geek Squad (Basic Technology Troubleshooting)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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... 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... Read More →


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

2:00pm CDT

"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 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... Read More →



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

2:00pm CDT

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

Social Studies Teacher, School District of Rhinelander
Wil Losch has been an educator in the School District of Rhinelander since 2000. He has served at NCES, JWMS and was a founding teacher of NCSS (2004-2017). In the fall of 2017 he returned to RHS to join the social studies department. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Gustavus... Read More →


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

8:15am CDT

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... 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... Read More →


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

10:00am CDT

"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 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... Read More →



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

12:15pm CDT

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

Social Studies Teacher, School District of Rhinelander
Wil Losch has been an educator in the School District of Rhinelander since 2000. He has served at NCES, JWMS and was a founding teacher of NCSS (2004-2017). In the fall of 2017 he returned to RHS to join the social studies department. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Gustavus... Read More →


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

2:00pm CDT

Hidden Treasures in Google Apps
Limited Capacity filling up

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
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 the PBL charter school, and is now a Library Media Specialist for the School District of Rhinelander. Her favorite part of her... Read More →



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

2:00pm CDT

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 Dietz

Wendy Dietz

Teacher, School District of Rhinelander
Wendy Deitz  With 25 years of teaching experience, Wendy is relatively new to the School District of Rhinelander. This past year, she taught second graders at Crescent Elementary. Together, Mrs. Deitz, Tina Vannatter, and Ellie Rumney involved the second graders in a variety of inquiry... Read More →
avatar for Ellie Rumney

Ellie Rumney

Library Media Specialist, School District of Rhinelander
Ellie Rumney taught 6th grade for 12 years before becoming a Library Media Specialist for the School District of Rhinelander in 2014. 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... Read More →


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