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On behalf of Alexandria Public Schools, we are so excited to host the 2019 Ignite Inspire Innovation Conference in the beautiful Alexandria Lakes Area! This conference is an offshoot of  EdLeader21, focusing on Innovation and Best Practices in Education, along with work around the Four C’s, Portrait/Profile of a Graduate, and Project-Based Learning (PBL). We look forward to this purposeful time in which to share, collaborate, and deepen our learning.
 
Rick Sansted, Assistant Superintendent

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Monday, June 17
 

8:00am CDT

9:15am CDT

Welcome & Keynote
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Dr. Cindra Kamphoff

Dr. Kamphoff is recognized nationally for her work and contributions to the field of performance psychology. As a leader, high performance coach, author, professor, and speaker, Dr. Kamphoff brings passion, energy, and authenticity to her work with athletes, performers, business people.She... Read More →


11:00am CDT

Breakout Session 1 - AAHS Tour
Speaker

Monday June 17, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT

11:00am CDT

Breakout Session 1 - Creating culturally responsive systems at the district and building levels for mental health and students with disabilities
Mental health needs and student social/emotional needs are growing in our schools and classrooms.  Come join us in a conversation on how to address these increasing needs from a systems level.  We will share strategies that we have used to address this need in Stillwater, however, this will be an interactive conversation to build our "repertoire" to be "responsive" as administrators and teacher leaders to the growing need for mental health supports.

PRESENTERS:
Caitlyn Willis & Carolyne Zieske


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Carolyne Zieske

Assistant Director of Student Support Services, Stillwater Area Schools
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Caitlyn Willis

Assistant Director of Student Support Services for Secondary, Stillwater School District


Monday June 17, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Room B252 3900 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria, MN, USA

11:00am CDT

Breakout Session 1 - Cultivating Community Partnerships
Have you ever wondered how you could bring more real-life authentic application into the classroom? Our answer has been to grow our community partnerships and utilize them to enhance the educational experience. Guest speakers, mentors, partners helping to shape curriculum, hosting students for shadowing and internship experiences, and providing externships for staff are just a few of the examples in which our community partners with us.  We will share how we built up our network of community partnerships and provide you with the tools to build up your own.  

PRESENTERS:
Claire Anderson, Abby Strom, Tom Ellison, Bill Dukowitz, Brinna Murray

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Claire Anderson

Academy Coach, Alexandria Area High School


Monday June 17, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Room B182/183 3900 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria, MN, USA

11:00am CDT

11:00am CDT

Breakout Session 1 - Nurtured Heart Approach (Shifting our Lens)
Shifting our understanding regarding what is behind our students with social, emotional and behavioral challenges and how to implement the Nurtured Heart Approach to help these children awaken into their greatness!!

PRESENTER:
Tate Schoeberlein

Monday June 17, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Room B253 3900 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria, MN, USA

11:00am CDT

Breakout Session 1 - Seesaw for Early Learners and Parent Communication
In this session you will learn about the Seasaw app and how it can be used in the classroom as 1) a tool for sharing student work 2) a toll for parent communication.  Basic 101, how to navigate the app and uses.  

PRESENTERS:
Natalie Beyer

Monday June 17, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Room B181 3900 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria, MN, USA

11:00am CDT

Breakout Session 1 - The Power of a Comprehensive Induction Program - A Life Vest to Keep New Teachers Afloat
This session will be and introduction to the Alexandria Public Schools New Teacher Induction Program. The program was implemented at Alexandria Public Schools nearly 20 years ago and although it keeps evolving, the basic structure has remained constant. Our model is developed around the components of a highly effective induction program which includes administrative support, professional development, coaching and mentoring.This is a three year comprehensive program to support teachers throughout their entire probationary period. At Alexandria Public Schools we believe this program is an important piece to answer the puzzle of teacher retention. It is our mission to improve the quality of instruction and student learning through supportive, mentoring relationships and relevant, meaningful experiences that foster professional and personal growth of teachers.

PRESENTERS:
Patty Wiitanen

Monday June 17, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Room B165 3900 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria, MN, USA

12:00pm CDT

Lunch
Monday June 17, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Commons 3900 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria, MN, USA

1:10pm CDT

Breakout Session 2 - Design Thinking for Administrators
Learn how to use a Human Centered Design approach to help shape and move your building forward. This session will cover the basics of what Human Centered Design is and how you can use it to fix problems or move forward large initiatives that get stuck.  While inspired by the product design work of others, Design Thinking for Administrators is focused on K-12 systems that need help with process. 

PRESENTERS:
Rachel Larson & John Perry

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John Perry

Director of Learning Technology, Stillwater Area Public Schools


Monday June 17, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm CDT
Room B182/183 3900 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria, MN, USA

1:10pm CDT

Breakout Session 2 - Ed Camp / Networking : Schoology/Learning Management System
Come for an informal discussion about best practices when using a learning management system to support teaching and learning in face to face, blended, and completely online environments.

Speaker
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Dave Eisenmann

Director of Instructional Tech & Media Services, Minnetonka Public Schools
Dave Eisenmann, M.A.Ed., has been the Director of Instructional Technology & Media Services at Minnetonka Public Schools since 2003. Dave manages instructional technology projects, oversees implementations, and guides staff development related to technology. Dave spent eight years... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm CDT
Room B234 3900 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria, MN, USA

1:10pm CDT

Breakout Session 2 - Integrity Time - Hear how a 2nd grade team of teachers uses a co-teaching model to embed SEL into their school work.
Integrity Time?  Find out how the 2nd Grade team encompasses social/emotional learning through the use of Integrity Time each week. 

PRESENTERS:
Breanna Peper, Chara Anderson, and Sarah Wagner 

Monday June 17, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm CDT
Room B165 3900 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria, MN, USA

1:10pm CDT

Breakout Session 2 - Rethinking New Teacher Induction
Eden Prairie Schools is on a mission to help support and mentor all new staff with a cohort mentality. Come and learn how a 3 year mentorship program can enhance the new teacher induction experience to help retain effective educators. We will provide information on our new teacher induction week, continuous learning  sessions, mentorship program and the 3 year vision for continued cohort learning.   

PRESENTERS:
Tova Werlinger
Ashley Bakke

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Ashley Bakke

Eden Prairie Schools
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Tova Werlinger

Instructional Excellence Coordinator, Eden Prairie Public Schools


Monday June 17, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm CDT
Room B252 3900 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria, MN, USA

1:10pm CDT

Breakout Session 2 - Social Justice Project Based Learning: Patrick Henry's Community Connected Academy
The Community Connected Academy is a program that inspires students through relevant experiential project-based learning to develop the passions and skills that are necessary for college, career, and the 21st century. Educators, students, families and community members learn together to create a responsive rich curriculum, a safe nurturing culture, and connect with experts in the community.

In the fall of 2018, Patrick Henry High School launched a grant funded program of 50 juniors with the focus of cross-curricular, social justice project based learning. This team wants to share the mission, outcomes, and lessons learned of the first year of a innovative program in an urban public school.

PRESENTERS:
Bethany Franz, Alex Leonard, Arielle Rocca, Angela Johnson, Liza Anderson-Schmid, Joseph Miranda 

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Bethany Franz

Differentiation Specialist, Minneapolis Public Schools


Monday June 17, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm CDT
Room B235 3900 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria, MN, USA

1:10pm CDT

Breakout Session 2 - The Connection Between Project-Based Learning and Powerful Readers and Writers
In this session, we will share some effective pedagogical tools to use when implementing project-based learning. We will focus on innovative ways to use informational texts to generate student agency.  Presenters will share examples of these practices in classrooms as well as research to support this model. Participants will leave with a guide to use when implementing a similar process in their own classrooms.  

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1AYd26Vp9yWUvqaO0hY_EVE9H6-j6WTEodPj6yAGfikM/edit?usp=sharing

PRESENTERS:
Deb Thibault - deb.thibault@isd624.org
Carla Triggs - carla.triggs@isd624.org

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Deb Thibault

Instructional Coach, White Bear Lake Area Schools
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Carla M Triggs

Instructional Coach, White Bear Lake School District


Monday June 17, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm CDT
Room B164 3900 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria, MN, USA

1:10pm CDT

Breakout Session 2 -Elementary Learning Lab (Collaborative Space for Makerspace, Whole Group, and Student Support Services) - Will meet in the commons and be bussed to Lincoln Elementary
Come and learn how we use a large central space to provide unique and specialized learning opportunities for our students. An overview of how the space and set-up has increased collaboration and benefited students. The Learning Lab provides opportunities for students to receive special education services in a central and more inclusive area, classes and whole grade levels to receive instruction together in an alternative setting, and students to participate in hands on learning.
PRESENTERS:
Alexis Dorschner
Quinn Connelly

Speaker

Monday June 17, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm CDT

2:20pm CDT

Breakout Session 3 - Elementary Learning Lab (Collaborative Space for Makerspace, Whole Group, and Student Support Services)
Come and learn how we use a large central space to provide unique and specialized learning opportunities for our students. An overview of how the space and set-up has increased collaboration and benefited students. The Learning Lab provides opportunities for students to receive special education services in a central and more inclusive area, classes and whole grade levels to receive instruction together in an alternative setting, and students to participate in hands on learning.
PRESENTERS:
Alexis Dorschner
Quinn Connelly

Speaker

Monday June 17, 2019 2:20pm - 3:15pm CDT

2:20pm CDT

Breakout Session 3 - First Timers With E-learning Experiences
Barnesville implemented eLearning this year to offset any snow days that might happen throughout the year.  We actually used ALL FIVE days set aside, with each day more successful than the last.  I will share what staff did in Barnesville on these days to make is a success. 

PRESENTERS:
Holly Inniger

Monday June 17, 2019 2:20pm - 3:15pm CDT
Room B181 3900 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria, MN, USA

2:20pm CDT

Breakout Session 3 - Focus on Learning through Nature Photography
Nature photography is a great way to inspire and ignite your elementary students.  Taking students outside is already motivating, but then allowing them to take pictures to work with later in the classroom to learn, review, or celebrate skills is highly engaging.  In this session we will give you some ideas on ways to use nature photography across the curriculum. 

PRESENTERS:
Denise Jorud, Amy Revering, Kimra Boogaard & Donna Evink

Monday June 17, 2019 2:20pm - 3:15pm CDT
Room B253 3900 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria, MN, USA

2:20pm CDT

Breakout Session 3 - Teacher Genius Hour
Genius Hour has made its way into many classrooms as a way for students to learn more about the concepts they are passionate about.  Even though we've looked at it from many different angles, we haven't found a way to give our teachers 20% of their weekly time for Genius Hour.  This led us to the idea of TEACHER Genius Hour.  Teachers at Albany Area Schools have the opportunity to pursue their passions while earning a stipend or a board approved credit towards a lane change.  Maybe this program will work for your district? 

PRESENTERS:
Laura Roelike

Speaker

Monday June 17, 2019 2:20pm - 3:15pm CDT
Room B252 3900 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria, MN, USA

2:20pm CDT

Breakout Session 3 - Teaching with the Global Goals
Join this session to learn about the United Nations’ Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) and join the #TeachSDG movement!  The Global Goals can be used a platform to foster global awareness and support global competency in your classroom. See how teachers from a variety of subject areas have integrated the Global Goals into learning experiences. Time will be spent exploring free online resources and discussing global competency. This is an ideal workshop for K-12 teachers looking to engage their students in global issues.
 
PRESENTERS:
Gina Nelson

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Gina Nelson

Teacher, Minnetonka Public Schools


Monday June 17, 2019 2:20pm - 3:15pm CDT
Room B235 3900 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria, MN, USA

2:20pm CDT

Breakout Session 3 - The Power of Empathy and Human Centered Design
Student's use empathy, human centered design and collaboration to solve a problem or meet a need of an interesting fictional client. Students can follow several design pathways and challenges both academic and social to meet the needs of every learner. This is not a one size fits all process, it has extensions based upon how far your students want to go in every grade level 1-5.
The eventual goal is using empathy and human centered design to identify and solve problems for real life individuals. This process fosters empathy, creativity, resilience and self esteem in your students. Come be a part of human centered design. This is a hands on lesson using Extrodinaires, Dash and Dot robots and MicroBits.

PRESENTERS:
Julie Balfanz, Jill Kostynick

Speaker
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Julie Balfanz

Technology & Innovation Coach, Stillwater Area Public Schools


Monday June 17, 2019 2:20pm - 3:15pm CDT
Room B182/183 3900 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria, MN, USA

2:20pm CDT

Breakout Session 3 - Uplifting Indigenous Student Voice: A strategic Direction Lake
With the growing trend of activism among millennials, now more than ever students are empowered to use their voices consistently and strategically. How are we, as educational leaders, utilizing this asset? Our students have their own perspectives of our schools and communities. Therefore, the student voice must have its place in all aspects of education. Whether that be in the classroom, building, district, or community leadership level, students must be invited, uplifted, and heard. This session will explore how Minnesota’s White Bear Lake Area Schools incorporate Indigenous student voices into the many levels of education. 

PRESENTERS:
Jordan Zickermann

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Jordan Zickermann

Indian Education Program Lead, White Bear Lake Area Schools


Monday June 17, 2019 2:20pm - 3:15pm CDT
Room B164 3900 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria, MN, USA

3:15pm CDT

3:30pm CDT

Breakout Session 4 - Alexandria Area High School Tour
Monday June 17, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT

3:30pm CDT

Breakout Session 4 - Ed Camp / Networking: i Pads/1:1 Program Best Practices
Come for an informal discussion about best practices with 1:1 programs to support teaching and learning. 

Speaker
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Dave Eisenmann

Director of Instructional Tech & Media Services, Minnetonka Public Schools
Dave Eisenmann, M.A.Ed., has been the Director of Instructional Technology & Media Services at Minnetonka Public Schools since 2003. Dave manages instructional technology projects, oversees implementations, and guides staff development related to technology. Dave spent eight years... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Room B234 3900 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria, MN, USA

3:30pm CDT

3:30pm CDT

Breakout Session 4 - Guided Math: Differentiating Through Small Group Math Instruction
Guided math is a great way to provide students with differentiated learning opportunities and to increase student engagement. We will share what we have tried and what we have learned from other professionals.  

PRESENTERS:
Kyra Hamilton & Chelsey Skogerbro

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Kyra Hamilton

Second Grade Spanish Immersion Teacher, Minnetonka Schools


Monday June 17, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Room B235 3900 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria, MN, USA

3:30pm CDT

Breakout Session 4 - Igniting Curiosity Through Argumentation
What is your next move when the class discussion goes dry? When the turn and talk turns to weekend planning? When the discussion topic gets too heated or never takes off? When the strong voices of the few shade the rest of the room? When student apathy prevails?
This session is designed to offer participants a process and tangible tools to design classrooms rooted in argumentation and inquiry to increase critical thinking, communication, student voice, purposeful movement, and engagement. Come see how an interdisciplinary approach can be used to support student growth through argumentation and evidence-based reasoning while meeting the MN Academic Standards. Attendees of this session will participate in an argument protocol and inquiry process to explore why teaching students to find their voice is a powerful teaching move.

PRESENTERS:
Sara Kosters & Haley Kalina

 

Monday June 17, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Room B165 3900 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria, MN, USA

3:30pm CDT

3:30pm CDT

 
Tuesday, June 18
 

7:15am CDT

Breakfast
Tuesday June 18, 2019 7:15am - 8:00am CDT
Commons 3900 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria, MN, USA

8:00am CDT

Keynote & Closing Remarks
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Mike Fisher

Mike Fisher, is a former teacher who is now a full-time author, consultant, and instructional coach. He works with schools around the country, helping to sustain curriculum upgrades, design curriculum, and modernize instruction in immersive technology. He has taught a variety of grade... Read More →


10:00am CDT

Breakout Session 5 - Building Skills to Last a Lifetime
Listen to a few recent graduates of Alexandria Area High School share about how their high school experiences allowed them to build their professional skills. Whether it be communication, collaboration, critical thinking or other skills, they will share what inspired them and ultimately allowed them to gain skills that will serve them well throughout their lifetime. This session will hopefully leave you feeling inspired about meaningful opportunities/experiences you want to continue or begin to create for students. 

PRESENTERS:
Kaylee Weigel, Megan Fletcher, Ashlyn Jenc, Sidney Enninga

Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Room B253 3900 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria, MN, USA

10:00am CDT

10:00am CDT

Breakout Session 5 - Navigating Courageous Conversations
An open discussion about difficult conversations and situations in the work place and how to successfully navigate through them. 

PRESENTERS:
Tova Werlinger
Clayton Ellis

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Tova Werlinger

Instructional Excellence Coordinator, Eden Prairie Public Schools


Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Room B181 3900 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria, MN, USA

10:00am CDT

Breakout Session 5 - Passion Book Clubs: Response to Need Using Human Centered Design
Learn how the Human Centered Design process helped us to think differently to meet the needs of struggling fourth grade readers. While the specifics of our story are about fourth grade students and literacy, the process and underlying concepts of student learning and the student experience apply to learners of all ages.


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PRESENTERS:
Cindy Wagner & Caitlin Hayes

Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Room B252 3900 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria, MN, USA

10:00am CDT

Breakout Session 5 - The Micro-credential Craze
There is a national movement around the use of micro-credentials as a means to improve instruction via individualized learning and performance assessments linked to the implementation of newly acquired teaching skills.  In this session, you will learn what a micro-credential is, what it isn't and the many uses that are trending across the United States. 

PRESENTER:
Josh Nelson
Jen McLachlan

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Jen McLachlan

Education Consultant, Sourcewell


Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Room B182/183 3900 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria, MN, USA

10:00am CDT

Breakout Session 5 - Tier 1 Behavior Supports
This session will focus on how we have designed and implemented social emotions supports at a Tier 1 level for our students, as well as how we are carrying behavioral support needs into our after-school and summer care programming.   

PRESENTER:
Jennifer Jurchenko

Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Room B165 3900 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria, MN, USA

11:10am CDT

Breakout Session 6 - A Data-Based Drive Towards Equitable Outcomes
Too frequently, a flagship program creates positive outcomes for some, but not all, students.  This breakout session provides a method for describing who is and isn't participating in college level coursework in high school.  We will look at a data-based process for identifying students who should be successful in college level courses, the barriers that must be removed, and the supports that need to be in place to ensure success.    

PRESENTERS:
Brian Morris

Tuesday June 18, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm CDT
Room B164 3900 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria, MN, USA

11:10am CDT

Breakout Session 6 - Ed Camp/ Networking re: Instructional Technology
Come for an informal discussion about best practices and ideas in instructional technology to support teaching and learning.

Speaker
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Dave Eisenmann

Director of Instructional Tech & Media Services, Minnetonka Public Schools
Dave Eisenmann, M.A.Ed., has been the Director of Instructional Technology & Media Services at Minnetonka Public Schools since 2003. Dave manages instructional technology projects, oversees implementations, and guides staff development related to technology. Dave spent eight years... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm CDT
Room B234 3900 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria, MN, USA

11:10am CDT

Breakout Session 6 - Re-imagining the Media Center: From Central Hub to Distributed Creation Labs
Shaping the learning of the 21st Century high school requires a change in the physical setting. Sartell High School took the innovative approach of redistributing their media space into three labs with the library distributed into classroom spaces and throughout the building. The labs are Visual (video production and recording studio); Cloud (computer programming, graphic design and cartography); and Design (prototyping, laser cutters, 3D printers, and robotics). Learn how Sartell High School involved students and staff in reimagining and rethinking their “Media Center” making it a place where students want to be igniting their passion for learning and positioning them to achieve their best! 

PRESENTERS:
Brenda Steve, Principal Sartell High School
Kay Nelson Assistant Superintendent of Learning Services

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Kay Nelson

Assistant Superintendent, Sartell-St. Stephen


Tuesday June 18, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm CDT
Room B252 3900 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria, MN, USA

11:10am CDT

Breakout Session 6 - Take 21st Century Skills to the Next Level with Open Innovation, Design Thinking, and Lean Engineering
If your school or district is committed to 21st century skills, then you might be looking for ways to take that commitment deeper. Our crowd-based innovation model is a great way to engage both staff and students in a real-world application of the 4 C's. Minnetonka's eight-year journey to build an open innovation program with human-centered design and lean prototypes to drive strategic planning and continuous improvement will be a focus for this presentation as well as the launch of the InnovateK12 network of schools and districts that now use the same toolkit to give staff and students a voice in the future design of the organization. This model provides much-needed agency for staff, and it's great way to prepare your students for success in the 21st century! Join our session and either share your innovation story or learn how to join the growing list of schools and districts that are launching their own innovation programs! 

PRESENTERS:
Eric Schneider & Nicole Snedden

Tuesday June 18, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm CDT
Room B235 3900 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria, MN, USA

11:10am CDT

Breakout Session 6 - Teacher Evaluation and True Instructional Coaching--An Unexpected Pairing That Gets Results
In this session, learn how instructional coaches in District 206 developed a coaching cohort model that integrated true instructional coaching and teacher evaluation using the Danielson framework. Understand five characteristics of an effective coaching cohort: overarching topic for deep study, professional development, collaboration, gradual release of responsibility, and data collection. Examples illustrate elementary literacy topics, but the concepts are applicable to all grades and subjects.
 
PRESENTERS:
Cindy Wagner, Nancy Hasz

Tuesday June 18, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm CDT
Room B165 3900 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria, MN, USA

11:10am CDT

Breakout Session 6 - The Ultimate Career Exploration Plunge!
Come and listen to students share about their ultimate career exploration into education. Do I want to be an educator or not? Learn how students explore this question through classroom observations, internships, mentorships, networking, modeling and practicum style learning experiences. They will also share their professional portfolios with you that highlight their experience and the journey from "I used to think...and now I know..." 

PRESENTERS:
Shaelyn Melrose & Brooklyn Von Bank

Tuesday June 18, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm CDT
Room B182/183 3900 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria, MN, USA

12:15pm CDT

Lunch
Tuesday June 18, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm CDT
Commons 3900 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria, MN, USA

1:20pm CDT

1:20pm CDT

Breakout Session 7 - Alexandria Tech Champions: Expanding Innovators on a Budget
Would you like to increase the innovating and engaging learning of the teachers in your district but don't have the resources or time to do it?  Do you have a tech or innovation coordinator at a district level, but can't afford to have one for each building or grade band?  Well, here's your solution!  Join us to learn about the Alexandria Tech Champions program where teachers from every grade and every building are brought together to learn and grow from one another throughout the year, creating local leaders to facilitate professional development and mentor their peers in lifelong learning.  

PRESENTERS:
Lukas Gotto

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Lukas Gotto

Tech Integrationist, Alexandria Public Schools
I am a 3rd year Tech Integrationist and work in the Alexandria Public School district. I am a Google Certified Trainer, Smart Certified Trainer, Schoology Ambassador, and #edtech presenter! I also get to work as an independent contractor for Tierney Brothers in the summer! Lastly... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:20pm - 2:20pm CDT
Room B182/183 3900 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria, MN, USA

1:20pm CDT

1:20pm CDT

Breakout Session 7 - Making Sense out of Sensory Self Regulation
Gain better insight and understanding in to your student's sensory systems as well as learn sensory strategies to help them be regulated for learning.

PRESENTER:
Julie O'Brien Occupational Therapist

Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:20pm - 2:20pm CDT
Room B253 3900 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria, MN, USA

1:20pm CDT

Breakout Session 7 - SeeSaw - Elementary Classroom
Seesaw is a student centered, digital portfolio. teachers can empower students to create, reflect, share, and collaborate. This session would explain how to set up an online portfolio and provide examples of how it can be used at various grade levels in the elementary classroom.  

PRESENTERS:
Sarah Wagner
Kristin Schmidt

Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:20pm - 2:20pm CDT
Room B252 3900 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria, MN, USA

1:20pm CDT

Breakout Session 7 - Taking Time to Build Consciousness
If you are interested in having ongoing reflective conversation around how you can become even better at recognizing and resisting your biases and the impact they have on your students and colleagues of color - come and learn about BAR WE (Building Anti- Racist White Educators) a reading and inquiry series created to provide an opportunity to begin conversations about issues of racism in our schools, classrooms and communities.   

PRESENTERS:
Tova Werlinger

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Tova Werlinger

Instructional Excellence Coordinator, Eden Prairie Public Schools


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:20pm - 2:20pm CDT
Room B181 3900 Pioneer Road Southeast, Alexandria, MN, USA

2:20pm CDT

2:20pm CDT