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Thursday, October 3
 

5:00pm

MEMO Fellowship Dinner and Speaker
Social with Past Presidents from 5:00-5:45, with dinner and speaker at 5:45

MEMO's annual Fellowship Dinner (formerly called "Past President's Dinner") is sponsored by Gale Cengage Learning, and will include a TEDTalk-style speaker, Troy Anderson on Digital Content = Better Results. Troy is Senior Market Development Manager for Gale – Cengage Learning and will be discussing the ways that digital learning technologies affect student engagement and learning. Dinner attendees will be eligible for a Paperwhite Kindle door prize.

MEMO's annual Fellowship Dinner (formerly called "Past President's Dinner"). Admission is $20. There is no charge for Past Presidents, but all participants need to register to attend. Click here to register. Dinner includes your choice of Sauteed Chicken Breast, Honey Peppered Salmon, Yankee Pot Roast, or a Vegetarian selection.
 

Speakers

Thursday October 3, 2013 5:00pm - 7:00pm
University A (KI)

7:00pm

Journey of a Young Adult Book: From Writer to Reader

Heidi Hammond, Ph.D. of St. Catherine University will moderate a discussion among the key people involved in the creation, publishing and marketing of a book. Young adult authors Carrie Mesrobian and Mary Losure, along with Andrew Karre, editorial director Carolrhoda Lab™, and Dawn Frederick, literary agent and owner of Red Sofa Literary, will discuss the process of writing a young adult book, finding an agent and getting a book published, and making it available to bookstores and libraries.  Sponsored by MALF (Minnesota Association of Library Friends) and Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, Minneapolis. Dessert provided by Barnes & Noble.




Thursday October 3, 2013 7:00pm - 8:30pm
University A (KI)

8:30pm

Community and Conversation with Illustrator Mike Wohnoutka
Wind down with warm herbal tea, soothing delicacies, and conversation with illustrator Mike Wohnoutka, who is set to release Moo! with author David LaRochelle on October 8th.  Booklist says of Moo!: "Wohnoutka’s brightly toned cartoon illustrations provide a huge variety of perspectives but keep the cow well centered and ever on the go. The final verbal joke will tickle little readers. This is a delightful visual adventure." Wohnoutka has illustrated many other amazing books.  Find more at:  www.mikewahnoutka.com

Sponsored by Northern Lights Library Network

Speakers

Thursday October 3, 2013 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Kelly Inn Suite G20
 
Friday, October 4
 

8:00am

Opening Keynote: It's All About Your Learning
The Internet has become a huge personal digital learning environment, increasingly accessible any time and any where, and rewarding those who can engage proactively, independently, and thoughtfully.  There is no doubt that we are on the cusp of a Renaissance in learning, but because educators are increasingly being asked to deliver standardized materials to be tested by standardized measurements, it is imperative that we help build and promote narratives for education that recognize the very human process of learning how to be a learner, and that ultimately lead to self-directed learning.  Steve gives us a lens through which to see the momentous cultural changes we are experiencing as unparalleled opportunities for teachers and students today and he describes the critical role for teachers and librarians to use technology in lighting the way. He challenges us to become the "lead learners" as the ultimate model and influence on students of this generation.

Speakers

Friday October 4, 2013 8:00am - 9:30am
River's Edge

9:45am

Literacy Rotations with a Technology Twist
Dawn French, in collaboration with classroom teachers, has used the basic principles behind Reader’s Workshop and Daily 5 to design literacy rotations with a technology twist for our students. French has received grants to purchase 20 iPod Touches, iPads and Nooks, and with collaborating teachers has incorporated these devices as an integral part of literacy rotations. During a 90 minute reading block, students receive small group and individual instruction, listen to reading, do word work using a variety of apps, read to themselves, work on their writing by responding to literature and writing prompts, and practice and track their own fluency using an iOs voice recorder.  During the presentation, Dawn will share teaching strategies, scheduling information, and specific reading and language apps that we have successfully used with both primary and intermediate students.

Speakers

Friday October 4, 2013 9:45am - 10:30am
University B (KI)

9:45am

Tech Smackdown: Technology Training in 20 Minutes
Tech smackdowns are quick and easy  technology trainings. They are 20 minute fast-paced share sessions using Edcanvas. Two media specialists will share how they create these tech trainings. Learn about tools used and ideas of how to implement the Smackdown in your school.


Friday October 4, 2013 9:45am - 10:30am
Wilson (CC)

9:45am

Online Information Literacy: Creating Effective Search Strategies
In the latest Pew Internet & American Life Project Report, How Teens Do Research in the Digital World, 94% of students and 91% of adults turn to Google or another online search engine as the first place for research. Working with AskMN, Minnesota’s 24/7 statewide cooperative digital reference service, I have found that the point at which users go to AskMN for help in finding information is after they have tried and were unsuccessful in finding useful, appropriate, and/or credible information themselves. In this session we’ll look at the successful techniques AskMN librarians employ to help students with their research.

Speakers

Friday October 4, 2013 9:45am - 10:30am
Clarke/Edlebrock (CC)

9:45am

2013 Mackin BookTalk Live! Newest Titles Come Alive for Middle-High School Students
Overwhelmed by all the new titles published each year? Wondering what's best for your never-big-enough budget? Mackin's collection development librarians can help! To help you improve your collections, we meet with publishers and read review journals, catalogs, and advance book samples. In our presentation, we will share the best titles of high-quality fiction and nonfiction—all published in the summer and fall of 2013—for your middle to high school libraries. Titles are well-reviewed and meet Minnesota educational standards. Don't miss this exciting, useful presentation!


Friday October 4, 2013 9:45am - 10:30am
Senate/Congress (KI)

9:45am

Author Spotlights 1
Minnesota authors who write for young people of several age groups in a variety of genres will be featured in this session. Each author will speak briefly about themselves, their work and the writing process. Authors:  Marsha Chall, Stephen Shaskan, Connie Claire Szarke, Mike Wohnoutka

Moderators
Friday October 4, 2013 9:45am - 10:30am
Wiedner (CC)

9:45am

Ebooks, Interactive Digital, Audio Books, Videos, Databases, Digital Learning, Devices, BYOD and More!
This informative session, featuring Shannon Miller, teacher/librarian, via Skype and selected professionals from the Mackin Library E-Resource team will provide exciting new information on the nation’s newest cutting edge e-content, delivery systems and devices.  Learn about the latest developments in content delivery, the most effective 2.0 tools, the newest and “free” internet services, the newest innovations in digital content, student-led learning and online learning systems.  We will also explore collaborative ideas developed by Shannon and other thought leaders, plus explore the new concepts for flipped teachers and librarians. The session will truly help you discover how to “be the change” in our new educational world as well as demonstrate how established learning methods can be truly enhanced with today’s exciting new technologies.


Friday October 4, 2013 9:45am - 10:30am
Sunwood (KI)

9:45am

Research Projects and EasyBib
Research is now embedded into most MN content areas. EasyBib is an easy yet powerful tool for taking notes, making outlines, citing sources, and creating bibliographies. It integrates seamlessly into Google apps. Different stages of the research process will be demonstrated as well as differentiated approaches within the tool.

Speakers

Friday October 4, 2013 9:45am - 10:30am
State (KI)

9:45am

Tech Tools for Reading & Writing in Content Areas
How can I use our 1:1 technology today? How can I fit those reading and writing standards in my already crowded curriculum? Solve both problems with this selection of tools that, once taught, can be used throughout the year and across curriculum areas.

Speakers

Friday October 4, 2013 9:45am - 10:30am
University A (KI)

9:45am

YouTube (Your Channel/Your Resources)
Managing your YouTube channel. Edit YouTube videos to display only portions that are relevant, create and share playlists, manage subscriptions. Embed videos in your learning management system. Record, upload and edit your own content to your channel. Manage student YouTube projects. Participants should bring an internet capable device to the session.

Speakers
GG

Gay Galles

Moorhead Area Public Schools


Friday October 4, 2013 9:45am - 10:30am
Alexander/Bell (CC)

9:45am

EBSCO Discovery Service
Many school libraries have been challenged by getting adequate use of their electronic resources.  School Media Specialists/Teacher Librarians constantly tell us that their students and teachers have to dig to find the resources, the resources are not intuitive, there are too many to choose from, and the list goes on. It makes many libraries ask why do we continue to invest money in electronic resources when they do not get used, even though we know they are incredibly valuable? EBSCO Information Services has a solution and welcomes you to attend an upcoming session to learn more.  EBSCO Discovery Service creates a portal to nearly all of your electronic resources (including your catalog!), allowing students and teachers to search from one easy-to-use point of access. By standardizing the platform for the resources, patrons do not have to wrestle with learning the ins and outs of several different interfaces.  EDS will allow patrons to quickly access what is most important: the information they’re looking for.

Speakers

Friday October 4, 2013 9:45am - 10:30am
Exhibit Hall

9:45am

Interactive ebooks for K-6 Social Studies
--Ancient History Interactive ebooks
--Writing and Technology Creation Skill Interactive ebooks
--Bullying Interactive books
--iPad and other mobile device issues
--How to Trial and How to Buy: individual and district wide pricing

Speakers

Friday October 4, 2013 9:45am - 10:30am
Exhibit Hall

9:45am

What Is Biometrics?
Learn how finger and palm scanning biometrics work and the benefits of using biometrics. Works with all circulation systems. Eliminates lost ID cards, long circulation lines, and reduces valuable staff time needed to solve identification problems. Self-check stations can also be enhanced using biometrics.

Friday October 4, 2013 9:45am - 10:30am
Exhibit Hall

11:30am

How Twitter Changed My Professional Life
At the 2010 fall MEMO conference Laura heard Cathy Jo Nelson speak about using Twitter as professional development. She took Cathy’s advice, joined twitter, and was hooked. Laura (@LibLaura5) will share about her Twitter experiences including developing her PLN (Personal Learning Network), collaborating with librarians and educators around the country, and connecting with authors and illustrators, along with sharing tips & resources for beginning Twitter users.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Given

Laura Given

School Library Media Specialist, Roseville Area Schools


Friday October 4, 2013 11:30am - 12:15pm
Senate/Congress (KI)

11:30am

Redefining the Learning Conversation
This session starts by having participants identify their own most significant learning experiences and then concludes by building a larger set of lessons for learning, particularly around the elements and conditions that are common for deep learning to occur. We can also discuss how those conclusions relate to current or future educational initiatives.

Speakers

Friday October 4, 2013 11:30am - 12:15pm
Sunwood (KI)

11:30am

Google Forms
Discover how to utilize Google Forms for educational purposes. Staff development, walk through, parent involvement, Daily 5, formative assessment, and assignment organization are just a few. We will look at a few helpful scripts to make your life easier as well as experience branching your forms. We will go through the process of creating a form. This session is for all to attend. Bring your laptop with to take part in creating a form!

Speakers

Friday October 4, 2013 11:30am - 12:15pm
State (KI)

11:30am

Flipped Professional Learning for Staff
With increased demands and little time, training school staff members in the latest advances in technology literacy requires unique programming. Explore a professional development model that is self-paced, incentivized and puts into practice the use of free web 2.0 tools for staff, based on the "23 Things on a Stick" model. Designed to allow participants to walk away with a template for a full staff technology professional learning program that can be edited to match the needs of the learning community.

Speakers
avatar for Dhaivyd Hilgendorf

Dhaivyd Hilgendorf

Library Media Specialist, Park Center Senior High School
Past President of the Minnesota Educational Media Organization/Information & Technology Educators of Minnesota, Media Specialist at Park Center Senior High in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Former Media Specialist at Friends School of Minnesota (K-8). Also served as Volunteer Manager and Special Events Coordinator, including a decade of coordinating the Friends School Plant Sale. Recent focus on flipped professional development for staff and helping... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 11:30am - 12:15pm
Clarke/Edlebrock (CC)

11:30am

2013 Mackin BookTalk Live! Newest Titles Come Alive for Elementary Students
Overwhelmed by all the new titles published each year? Wondering what's best for your never-big-enough budget? Mackin's collection development librarians can help! To help you improve your collections, we meet with publishers and read review journals, catalogs, and advance book samples. In our presentation, we will share the best titles of high-quality fiction and nonfiction—all published in the summer and fall of 2013—for your elementary school libraries. Titles are well-reviewed and meet Minnesota educational standards. Don't miss this exciting, useful presentation!

Speakers
avatar for Tracey Luehrs

Tracey Luehrs

Collection Development Manager, Mackin Educational Resources
Books, books, and books! I will read almost anything, though my favorite children's books are picture books and fantasy. I really like historical fiction and sci-fi, too. And there have been some wonderful YA realistic fiction titles lately. And nonfiction and children's poetry are great, too. We talk about books, blog about books, and tweet about books. My family complains that they can't take me anywhere without my chatting about books with... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 11:30am - 12:15pm
Alexander/Bell (CC)

11:30am

Author Spotlight 2
Minnesota authors who write for young people of several age groups in a variety of genres will be featured in this session. Each author will speak briefly about themselves, their work and the writing process. Authors:  Geoff Herbach, Jonathan Friesen, Mary Losure, Jacqueline West

Moderators
Friday October 4, 2013 11:30am - 12:15pm
Wiedner (CC)

11:30am

Chrome: Browser, Apps & Extensions in Education
This workshop will focus on using Google’s Chrome browser to its fullest potential. Learn tips and tricks, including apps and extensions, to move more of your teaching and learning experience to this cloud based tool. What can you do? What’s the difference between apps and extensions? How can they be used for educator productivity and/or student learning? We will also discuss how to apply this information about the Chrome browser to the Chromebook.

Speakers

Friday October 4, 2013 11:30am - 12:15pm
Wilson (CC)

11:30am

iRead at the eLibrary
Through a grant provided by LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act), the Media Specialist at Robbinsdale Cooper High School provided two classroom sets of iPad minis and a variety of eBooks for guided reading and Read 180 classrooms. We will explain our goals, the process we used, point out pitfalls, and celebrate the successes of our students in this presentation.

Speakers

Friday October 4, 2013 11:30am - 12:15pm
University B (KI)

11:30am

YouTube in the Classroom
There is a lot more to YouTube than meets the eye. Participants in this session will find out how to take advantage of YouTube's features for the classroom. Takeaways will include tips for a successful YouTube Channel, finding appropriate content on YouTube, lesson ideas, and more. There may also be a funny cat video involved...

Speakers
avatar for Mary Mehsikomer

Mary Mehsikomer

Technology Integration Dev & Outreach Facilitator, TIES (MN)
I am passionate about learning, reading, teaching, and helping educators use technology to enhance the learning experience for students.


Friday October 4, 2013 11:30am - 12:15pm
University A (KI)

11:30am

Discover the Power of MackinVIA: The Way We Learn
This presentation will expose you to Mackin’s new, free eResource management system, MackinVIA, providing schools with a complete digital content management system for eBooks, databases, audio books, video content and more. MackinVIA’s platform can be customized to serve learning systems and manage your digital resources with just one user name and password making it easy for users. Content can be downloaded on a multitude of devices for offline reading. Nine proprietary eReader apps offer easy access to Mac and Android devices, Kindle, Nook, and Mac and Windows computers. MackinVIA contains a proprietary feature which allows students to collect and reserve titles and access notes in one place. Built-in features include bookmarking, highlighting, note taking, integrated dictionary as well as text-to-speech, citations and direct linking to AR quizzes. Join this session and receive an autographied copy of Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures or Fault in Our Stars!

Speakers

Friday October 4, 2013 11:30am - 12:15pm
Exhibit Hall

11:30am

Engage & Inspire with Capstone eBooks & PebbleGo
Join Andy Wills, Capstone - Direct Sales Consultant, as he demonstrates the usage of Capstone’s Interactive eBooks and PebbleGo Databases. Highlights include: ease of accessibility and use for all students and support staff, literacy promotion, and curriculum uses in the classroom. All attending will also receive a free, all-inclusive trial for both PebbleGo and Capstone’s Interactive eBooks.

Speakers

Friday October 4, 2013 11:30am - 12:15pm
Exhibit Hall

11:30am

LearnPad
Mobile devices in the classroom are the wave of the future for education.  From education learning activities, to E-Books, to learning content distribution, mobile devices seem to solve a lot of issues for the future of education.  But they also create a lot of issues as well, like extra distractions, access to inappropriate content, and incompatibility to existing educational content.  Come see why LearnPad is being coined as the first mobile device actually designed for the classroom. 

Speakers

Friday October 4, 2013 11:30am - 12:15pm
Exhibit Hall

12:15pm

Lunch, Awards Ceremony & Keynote: Disruption -- What Are the Real Big Trends in Education and Libraries?
There may be bigger changes afoot than we realize.  Stephen outlines the arc of such changes as e-learning, MOOCs, flipped classroom, mobile, and more ...


Speakers

Friday October 4, 2013 12:15pm - 2:00pm
River's Edge

2:00pm

Be Essential - and Convince Others That You Are
The information and technology needs of today's teachers and students are increasing in the digital world and school librarians play an essential role in meeting those needs. Although the impact of today's school librarians on student learning is evident to those closest to the field, it is important that librarians be prepared to advocate for their programs. This interactive session will include practical steps to build knowledge and collaboration, and communicate the value of school library programs.

Speakers
avatar for Dawn Nelson

Dawn Nelson

Osseo Area Schools
I believe that everyone can learn more and that we all do better when students succeed.


Friday October 4, 2013 2:00pm - 2:45pm
University A (KI)

2:00pm

Supporting the New MN 6-8 Social Studies Standards
Wondering what materials you can use to support the new MN 6-8 social studies standards? Print and online resources will be shared as well as collaboration ideas. Suggestions from participants for additional resources will be added to the starter list and made available online.

Speakers

Friday October 4, 2013 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Wiedner (CC)

2:00pm

Blending Technologies - Let the Learning Begin! -- Carolyn Fruin
Educational technology is an outdated word for today’s students. If we watch how kids communicate, listen to music, apply for jobs, even manage their time, we see less and less paper and more handheld devices than ever before. It never has not existed to them. We need to take advantage of this constant stream of information and take advantage of it when building our classroom curriculum. Learn how to transform your classroom into an active learning environment. Experience how you can blend multiple technologies into an easy-to-manage lesson where students collaborate and instructors facilitate.

Speakers

Friday October 4, 2013 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Senate/Congress (KI)

2:00pm

Guide on the Side for Hands-on Tutorials
This session will introduce attendees to Guide on the Side, an open source tutorial software that seamlessly combines guided instruction with hands-on activities. We’ll talk about how and why we're using it and demonstrate the creation of a Guide on the Side tutorial that highlights its unique qualities. Attendees will gain ideas of how this tool might fit into their information literacy instruction.


Friday October 4, 2013 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Wilson (CC)

2:00pm

Minnesota Youth Reading Awards
Learn how to join MYRA and participate in Minnesota's student choice awards, the Star of the North Picture book award for grades K-2 and the Maud Hart Lovelace Award for readers in grades 3-8.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Given

Laura Given

School Library Media Specialist, Roseville Area Schools


Friday October 4, 2013 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Clarke/Edlebrock (CC)

2:00pm

Flipped Digital Citizen with Edmodo, Plus More!
Create Flipped Digital Citizen instruction with a free educational social media site called Edmodo. Use Edmodo features to create assignments, quizzes, manage classes and track student’s progress to modify instruction. It is fun, easy to use, and students love it! Digital Citizen resources will be provided for grades 3-6. During this session, participants will learn how to embed videos, create a discussion forum, and use Edmodo features to create polls, academic achievement badges and manage their students and classes. Participants will view the use of Edmodo from the teacher as well as a student perspective. Participants will create their own Edmodo teacher account and get started to create an Edmodo class for their students.


Friday October 4, 2013 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Alexander/Bell (CC)

2:00pm

iPads and Screencasts: Authentic Practice, Sharing and Assessment
Come and explore the free iPad apps ShowMe and ScreenChomp as tools for learning through authentic practice, sharing, and assessment across content areas. Student learning goes far beyond paper and pencil with these apps, which provide an opportunity for students to show (and narrate) what they know. Students-created screencasts are a great way to share students’ knowledge with their families, friends, teachers, and other students around the world. They provide an excellent basis for self-reflection, peer teaching, peer assessment, and differentiation. I will share resources and examples based on my experiences using ShowMe and ScreenChomp in my 3rd and 6th grade math classes. Participants are invited to bring their own technology to try out the apps and access resources referenced in the session.


Friday October 4, 2013 2:00pm - 2:45pm
University B (KI)

2:00pm

Rules of Engagement
Are personally owned devices - laptops, netbooks, smartphones and tablets - distracting your students? Or are you using them to motivate and engage? Some simple strategies can help you make the most of these devices that are increasingly common in the classroom.

Speakers

Friday October 4, 2013 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Sunwood (KI)

2:00pm

Younger American’s Reading and Library Habits Report
Last October, the Pew Research Center released a report entitled, Younger Americans’ Reading and Library Habits stating: “More than eight in ten Americans ages 16-29 read a book in the past year, and six in ten used their local public library. Many say they are reading more in the era of digital content, especially on their mobile phone and on computers.” Come to this session prepared to discuss the report, talk about its findings, and determine the outcome of Pew’s findings on your own constituency. Find a summary of the report at: http://libraries.pewinternet.org/2012/10/23/younger-americans-reading-and-library-habits/ Find a copy of the report at: http://libraries.pewinternet.org/files/legacy-pdf/PIP_YoungerLibraryPatrons.pdf

Speakers

Friday October 4, 2013 2:00pm - 2:45pm
State (KI)

2:00pm

Beads on One String: How We’re More Alike than We Are Different
Now in it’s Fifth Printing, Dennis Warner’s “Beads on One String” is used throughout the United States as a fun way of bringing anti bullying education into the elementary schools by incorporating music and art, and using the curriculum connection developed by the Department of Education at St. Cloud State University. Beads on One String is about our connectedness in the world, like beads on a necklace where every bead is a different size, shape and color but all held together by one string. Beads on One String began as an uptempo, meaningful song demonstrating how we’re more alike than we are different. Award winning musician and author Dennis Warner presents an uplifting “behind the scenes” glance at the making of his successful “Beads on One String” book/song/curriculum. www.BeadsOnOneString.net 320-558-6940

Speakers

Friday October 4, 2013 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Exhibit Hall

2:00pm

Small Group Instruction for the Intelligent Classroom
As your district adopts teaching styles that allow several small groups to learn in centers, villages, or differentiated instructional settings, it is critical to be in tune with each group for maximum effectiveness. Experience the newest technical innovation...FLEXCAT classroom audio. Now it is possible for teachers to be in two, three or even six places at once in the classroom setting. Teachers can monitor individual small groups, quickly redirect off-task behaviors, and encourage student collaboration. Simultaneously. Teachers using FLEXCAT can still communicate with the entire class but they can also deliver instruction to only one group and listen in on any one group at any time. Groups can also use the unit to communicate with the rest of the class. Learn why one pilot teacher said, “The level of conversation I hear with FLEXCAT is astounding. I’m able to catch kids shining!”

Speakers

Friday October 4, 2013 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Exhibit Hall

2:00pm

Tools for Research and Critical Thinking in SIRS, CultureGrams, eLibrary, and ProQuest Newspapers
Join ProQuest for a review of key tools available to support curriculum standards and encourage successful inquiry-based research and learning.  A review of key tools will be provided for SIRS, CultureGrams, eLibrary, and ProQuest Newspapers.

Friday October 4, 2013 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Exhibit Hall

3:30pm

Even More Tips and Tricks from Some Newbies
Are you a new media specialist yourself or are you looking for some spark in your media center? As new media specialists, we have experienced a huge learning curve on what it means to be a media specialist in the 21st Century. Come to experience our successes and challenges with collaboration, BYOD, 1:1 initiatives, staff development, promoting reading, public relations, and collection development, to name just a few. You will leave with ideas you can try in your schools on Monday.


Friday October 4, 2013 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Senate/Congress (KI)

3:30pm

Using Moodle to Maximize Collaboration
Use a learning management system (LMS) to maximize your collaboration with students and staff while covering your technology or library media standards. Presenters will focus on Moodle and will demonstrate how to use enrollment methods, groups, and groupings to maximize curricular connections and collaboration.

Speakers
avatar for Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson

Digital Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
I've worked in education for 20+ years doing everything from teaching Social Studies to being a Dean and now I am a Digital Learning Coach.


Friday October 4, 2013 3:30pm - 4:15pm
State (KI)

3:30pm

Chrome Apps and Extensions in the Classroom
In this session, we will explore Google Chrome and learn about Chrome apps and extensions that can help you increase your productivity, efficiency and collaboration, both at work and at home.  This session will introduce you to Google Chrome, help you personalize and sync your Chrome browser, and will focus in on eight Chrome apps and extensions and their applications in the classroom. Participants are invited to bring their own technology to try out the Chrome apps and extensions, and to access resources referenced in the session.


Friday October 4, 2013 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Alexander/Bell (CC)

3:30pm

Books for Teaching the MN Native American Standards
This session will feature books that can be used to teach the Minnesota Native American standards in art, language arts, social studies and science in grades k-12. Participants will receive grade band bibliographies and all titles covered are available for free checkout through the Perpich Library to any Minnesota educator. People can even register for the library at the workshop and take books home!


Friday October 4, 2013 3:30pm - 4:15pm
University B (KI)

3:30pm

Further the Discussion: Going Deeper into the Changes for Schools.
Ask questions, share your experience, discuss how to respond to the world that technology opens for learners.

Speakers

Friday October 4, 2013 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Sunwood (KI)

3:30pm

Responsive Engagement Using Instant Data
Regardless if you are teaching in a flipped, traditional, or blended classroom, you need to be able to adjust to students’ learning as it is happening. Responsive engagement is providing meaningful activities to students, monitoring progress in real-time, and modifying the activity to ensure learning or to provide a greater challenge. Session participants will understand the need to start moving toward personalizing instruction, how to monitor progress in real-time using different technologies, and how to engage students in meaningful activities. Interactive responders will be used by participants as well as free web-based applications to monitor progress.


Friday October 4, 2013 3:30pm - 4:15pm
University A (KI)

3:30pm

Teaching and Learning with Graphic Organizers
Graphic organizers are used to visually display information and patterns/relationships in that information. Teachers and students can use them before, during and after instruction as well as for assessments. Resources for locating various types of graphic organizers as well as examples of K-12 implementation across the curriculum will be shared in this session. Leave with ideas for development for your classroom.

Speakers

Friday October 4, 2013 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Wiedner (CC)

3:30pm

Understanding Single Sign-on
This informative session will address the new and exciting world of Single Sign-On (SSO) and all the related questions and answers surrounding this new technology. The IT professionals at Mackin have been researching the option and all details related to the fast-growing SSO movement. Learn all about the details, options and guidelines that are so necessary to explore before your school or school district moves towards the adoption of an SSO solution. Presented by Mackin professionals, this session will provide clarity and important knowledge.


Friday October 4, 2013 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Clarke/Edlebrock (CC)

3:30pm

Using Technology for Assessment
Participants will leave with the examples and basics of setting up assessments using Socrative, Poll Everywhere, and Google Forms w/Flubaroo. These tools are free, web based, and fast tools to administer and grade formative or summative assessments using computers or mobile devices.

Speakers

Friday October 4, 2013 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Wilson (CC)

4:30pm

5:45pm

 
Saturday, October 5
 

7:30am

Breakfast & Keynote -- Transliteracy: An Unintentional Film Festival

What are the strategies we must teach to ensure learners at all levels grow as literate/transliterate citizens? From a better understanding of intellectual property to best tools for telling stories and communicating new knowledge, Joyce counts them down and reveals granular strategies for delivering instruction, using illustrations from classic film.  



Speakers

Saturday October 5, 2013 7:30am - 9:00am
Kelly Inn Ballroom

9:30am

Unconference/Smackdown

Doug Johnson and Joyce Valenza will MC MEMO’s first ever unconference! There will be no scheduled breakout sessions or panels, but a format encouraging of conversations, network building and sharing. The agenda for this participant-driven morning will be created by attendees at the beginning of the event. Anyone with a topic can claim time and space for discussion. Take advantage of this chance for peer-to-peer learning, PLN building and connecting with colleagues!



Moderators
Saturday October 5, 2013 9:30am - 12:00pm
Kelly Inn Ballroom

12:00pm

Lunch & Keynote: The Heart of the Matter

Mary Casanova will share the inspiration behind her newest titles and how her books, whether picture books or novels, continue to give voice to the voiceless.


Speakers

Saturday October 5, 2013 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Kelly Inn Ballroom