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Friday, September 29
 

10:45am

Google Classroom & Google Apps Working Together
Join me in the exploration of Google Classroom and how it can be used for teaching in a blended setting. We will utilize other Google Apps to expand the capabilities of Google Classroom. This session is good for beginners and intermediate users.

***THIS SESSION WILL REPEAT ON SUNDAY, OCT 1ST.**** 

Speakers
avatar for Christina Hum

Christina Hum

Online Learning Specialist, FNSBSD
An educator, technology enthusiast, bicycle lover. And I might run a little bit.


Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Ryan 211/212

10:45am

Learn to run a Mystery Skype!
Learn how to run a FUN and engaging Mystery Skype game in your classroom! We will participate in a live Mystery Skype with students in a secret location. This session is best for K-2, 3-5, world language, and social studies teachers. Participants will walk away with a game they could use in their classrooms in the next few weeks. Mystery Skype is great for building global communication & collaboration in the classroom. This session is best for those who are new to Mystery Skype.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Otto

Alex Otto

Teacher, KIBSD
6th grade math teacher at Kodiak Middle School.


Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 103

10:45am

10:45am

Save Time Grading and Focus More on Results with GradeCam
GradeCam empowers teachers to customize, score, and record assessments – without special forms or equipment. Teachers can then respond to actionable data in real-time, share feedback with students, and see standards-based comparisons.

Before the session sign up for a free trial @ https://gradecam.com/ or use your school account.

Speakers
avatar for Gail O'Malley (GradeCam)

Gail O'Malley (GradeCam)

Educational Consultant, GradeCam
I was a classroom teacher for 32 years, mostly at the middle school level. I believe working with young people kept me young. I love to garden, hike, bicycle, and entertain with food. I belong to a book club of fantastic women. I live in Corvallis, OR with my husband and our cat... Read More →



Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 155

10:45am

Scaffolds and supports: Distinguish & Leverage Scaffolds, Supports, Tools & Resources to support diverse learners/ELL/SPED
Actively engage ALL students as they learn HOW they learn best. Leverage elements of online content to build lifelong skills students need as they Observe, Inquire, Create, Connect, and Confirm their learning. It’s the art of going slow - to go FAST! Bring your own Wi-Fi enabled device to participate in the online portions of the session.

Speakers
avatar for Elaine Crawley

Elaine Crawley

Education Services
I'd love to hear your real world examples of how districts and their teachers are engaging struggling students and helping them build pathways to the next terrific steps in life. How do you respond when someone tells you, "But you don't understand. Our kids are different."?


Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 207

10:45am

Sweet Search
Go on a treasure hunt! Find the hidden gems in Google and Google products that will make you a happier teacher. Follow your treasure map to Sweet Search and find the research prize. Your expedition will yield the keys to having students analyzing and inquiring more effectively.  Come and fill your treasure chest!

View our Google Slides

https://docs.google.com/a/k12northstar.org/presentation/d/1LVxnrdh2iXBeTz8Q4tDR0DSFv9ob6yo-gRbPk1ghNko/edit?usp=sharing
 

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Apodaca

Cindy Apodaca

Librarian, West Valley High School
I am originally from Alabama. I taught English and history until I went back to get my MLS. I enjoy working with high school students and look forward to learning new teaching methods and exploring new technology opportunities. Animals, books, Netflix binging, going out with friends... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Tonnies

Jessica Tonnies

Librarian, Randy Smith Middle School
I am originally from California, but I caught the Alaska bug 10 years ago. I completed the teaching program at UAF and taught elementary for the next 8 years in Utah. In 2016 I completed my MLIS through the University of Washington iSchool and jumped at the opportunity to move back... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Ryan 210

1:30pm

Introduction To and Navigating Project Based Learning
An introduction to the concepts behind project-based learning and problem-based learning, extending into tips for the planning and implementation of PBL. Content compliments of the Goethe Institut's professional development seminars.  All content areas are welcome to the session; examples will be given primarily in context to the world language classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Beattie

Charles Beattie

German/Math, Anchorage School District



Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ryan 119/120

1:30pm

Learning Through Cultural Connections: The Northern Lights
Explore Alaska place-based FREE classroom resources for teaching about the northern lights from an Iñupiaq cultural perspective as well as a physical science perspective! Watch a planetarium dome show about the aurora and try out hands-on activities.

Speakers
LS

Lori Schoening, Lynda McGilvary, Doreen Hayward

Education Outreach,, Geophysical Institute, UAF
This team has more than 50 years combined experience providing place-based and culturally relevant science education outreach to K-12 schools and communities in Alaska.


Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Ryan Library

2:45pm

Kiuġuyat: The Northern Lights
This film explores Iñupiaq culture and language as well as physical science concepts related to the northern lights. The video and associated classroom activities are available for free online at https://culturalconnections.gi.alaska.edu

Speakers
LS

Lori Schoening, Lynda McGilvary, Doreen Hayward

Education Outreach,, Geophysical Institute, UAF
This team has more than 50 years combined experience providing place-based and culturally relevant science education outreach to K-12 schools and communities in Alaska.


Friday September 29, 2017 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Lathrop Library

2:45pm

AATG Alaska Chapter Meeting
Chapter Meeting for American Association of Teachers of German.  Used to bring German teachers together and discuss trends and plans for intrastate items of concern.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Beattie

Charles Beattie

German/Math, Anchorage School District


Friday September 29, 2017 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Ryan 119/120

2:45pm

Great Ways to Use Google Sites in the Classroom
As a classroom teacher of 19 years, I am always on the look out for ways to help me stay organized, creative and efficient! Last year I discovered Google Sites. Please join me as I discuss and share with you the different ways you can implement Google Sites into your classroom. This is a short, dynamic session that will add a new gizmo in your tool box.  

Speakers
avatar for Olga Napolilli

Olga Napolilli

Teacher, Fairbanks Northstar Borough School District
This is my 20th year of teaching. Technology has to simplify and enhance my life in order for me to use it. What I use in my classroom has been tested and loved like a winning recipe.



Friday September 29, 2017 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Lathrop Rm 171

2:45pm

Personal Tech Coach
FNSBSD is piloting a new tech coaching program to help support teachers to effectively use technology to teach, support personalized learning, and increase efficiency to reduce your work time and workload. Teachers will be given 1-to-1 support for meeting their personal tech goals with the option of receiving course credit  and/or a class set of iPad 2’s. This session will provide teachers an overview of the program & get started on the application.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Hum

Christina Hum

Online Learning Specialist, FNSBSD
An educator, technology enthusiast, bicycle lover. And I might run a little bit.


Friday September 29, 2017 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Lathrop 221

2:45pm

AATF Alaska Chapter Meeting
Chapter Meeting for American Association of Teachers of French.  Used to bring French teachers together and discuss trends and plans for intrastate items of concern.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Ryan 118

3:15pm

Beyond the Basics with GradeCam: Standards, Number Grid, Credit Form & More!
Explore GradeCam response types other than multiple choice, including rubric capture and Aita, which scores handwritten numeric answers. Also examine data reports: student by standard, student longitudinal report, classes by assignment and more.

This session is focused on staff who have an existing GradeCam account and wish to explore more options. All grades and subjects welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Gail O'Malley (GradeCam)

Gail O'Malley (GradeCam)

Educational Consultant, GradeCam
I was a classroom teacher for 32 years, mostly at the middle school level. I believe working with young people kept me young. I love to garden, hike, bicycle, and entertain with food. I belong to a book club of fantastic women. I live in Corvallis, OR with my husband and our cat... Read More →



Friday September 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 155

3:15pm

Talk, Question and Personalize through Artful Thinking
Have you ever envisioned yourself as Amelia Earhart? Ever feel like Dali’s melting clock? Artful Thinking routines are a way to explore meaningful inquiry into the world of historical and contemporary images. iPads and art media will be used.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Ryan 439

3:15pm

Talk, Question and Personalize through Artful Thinking
Have you ever envisioned yourself as Amelia Earhart? Ever feel like Dali’s melting clock? Artful Thinking routines are a way to explore meaningful inquiry into the world of historical and contemporary images. iPads and art media will be used.

Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Ryan 440

3:15pm

Using Resources to help Personalize Learning
Fairbanks District Resources to Help meet Students where they are instructionally.

This session will provide an overview of district provided digital content, as well as highlight the following resources:

  • Google Classroom
  • Gooru
  • Edify
  • Discovery Ed
  • Khan Academy
  • Clever
  • Padlets

 All participants should bring their laptops. 


Speakers
avatar for April Scott

April Scott

Curriculum Coordinator, FNSB
Education, Technology, Curriculum, Evaluation, Assessments, Student Engagement



Friday September 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Ryan 210

3:30pm

Setup and Use Canvas in 1 Hour
Learn to use the basics of Canvas in 1 hour. This session will walk you through logging in, setting up a course, adding files and creating an assignment in 1 hour. This session is for new users to Canvas looking for how to use Canvas next week in their classrooms. This is a perfect tool for blended learning.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Hum

Christina Hum

Online Learning Specialist, FNSBSD
An educator, technology enthusiast, bicycle lover. And I might run a little bit.


Friday September 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 153

3:30pm

Using Personality Styles to Manage a Classroom
Teachers will learn how to identify student personality styles and walk away with specific tools to help them use those styles to engage and motivate kids

Speakers
avatar for Jethro Jones

Jethro Jones

Principal, Tanana Middle School, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, AK
Jethro Jones is the Principal of Tanana Middle School, and host of the Transformative Principal Podcast, where he interviews principals, leaders, and influencers who help improve K-12 education throughout the world. While growing up, Jethro attended five elementary schools, a middle... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop 224

7:30pm

ACTFL Core Practices and Unit Design
In this workshop, we will examine units created using ACTFL’s six core principles and unit design practices that you can directly adopt or adapt to meet your own students’ learning needs, language levels and learning styles.

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Ousselin

Catherine Ousselin

French teacher / Technology Coach, Mount Vernon Schools - Mount Vernon, WA
Catherine Ousselin is a graduate of the University of Kansas with an M.A. in French Language and Literature. She is a member of ACTFL, IALLT, NADSFL, WAFLT, ASCD, NADSFL, and the AATF of which she is the current Region IX representative. Catherine is the AATF Social Media Manager... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Westmark Hotel
 
Saturday, September 30
 

9:45am

Contemporary Europe in the Language Classroom
Participants explore authentic teaching materials to introduce students to contemporary Europe. Participants gain understanding of how to use authentic material at all levels of instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Susanne Rinner

Susanne Rinner

Susanne Rinner is Associate Professor of German at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She serves currently as program director of UNCG's German Program, associate head of UNCG's Department of Languages, Literatures, and Languages, and faculty coordinator of an award-winning... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Ryan 211/212

9:45am

Ten Steps to eSuccess: Growing a Program to Build Really Ready Students through eLearning
Want a 97% success rate in your first year? Follow 10 steps Fairbanks North Star BSD took as they launched a new rigorous online learning program. Examine the path they blazed from initial vision through program design, staffing & outcome monitoring.

Speakers
avatar for Elaine Crawley

Elaine Crawley

Education Services
I'd love to hear your real world examples of how districts and their teachers are engaging struggling students and helping them build pathways to the next terrific steps in life. How do you respond when someone tells you, "But you don't understand. Our kids are different."?


Saturday September 30, 2017 9:45am - 11:15am
Lathrop 104

1:15pm

Personalized Learning Portfolios for the Educator
Don't leave the educators out of the Personalized Learning movement. Create complete Professional Learning Portfolios for every educator that are seamless and transferrable with Silverback Learning Solution’s Teacher Vitae platform.

Speakers
avatar for Silverback Learning Solutions

Silverback Learning Solutions

CEO, Silverback Learning Solutions
Silverback Learning Solutions: We have 3 made to fit Idaho solutions: 1) Mileposts - Provides a holistic view of every student that drives achievement growth with actionable data, goal setting, plan building, progress monitoring, educational resources, and complete analytics. 2) Edify... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Lathrop 105

1:15pm

Using Authentic Resources in the Second Language Classroom
Finding authentic resources can be a challenge to any Spanish teacher. Makingthose authentic resources accessible to all students in any level of Spanish iseven a greater challenge. This session will demonstrate how to utilize authenticvideos, audio, and print resources with different levels of Spanish students.Participants will discuss how to make them work with a full spectrum of students– from struggling learners to heritage Spanish speakers. Teachers will leave withsome specific resources to use and many strategies to employ with every leveland type of student.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Susen

Anne Susen

Pearson Education


Saturday September 30, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Ryan 221

1:15pm

Putting the Pieces Together Workshop
A workshop following Catherine Ousselin's keynote of "Putting the Pieces Together," focused on tools that can be used to support the creation of a unit, whereby you can curate resources efficiently for your learning outcomes and meaningful assessment.

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Ousselin

Catherine Ousselin

French teacher / Technology Coach, Mount Vernon Schools - Mount Vernon, WA
Catherine Ousselin is a graduate of the University of Kansas with an M.A. in French Language and Literature. She is a member of ACTFL, IALLT, NADSFL, WAFLT, ASCD, NADSFL, and the AATF of which she is the current Region IX representative. Catherine is the AATF Social Media Manager... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 1:15pm - 3:15pm
Ryan 219/220

2:30pm

Cognitive Rigor: Connecting Standards and Assessment DOK
This interactive and collaborative session will allow participants to learn how identify the DOK of standards and compare with instructional activities, materials and assessments.

The goal of this session is to provide tools to help educators identify how to increase the DOK of instruction to match the intended rigor of the standards.

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Riddle

Deborah Riddle

Division Operations Manager, DEED



Saturday September 30, 2017 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Ryan 121

2:30pm

Station Rotation Model: Play & Plan
Teachers will experience a station rotation lesson then design a lesson they can use with students tomorrow. This session will end with an explanation of how teachers can combine the flipped classroom and station rotation model with an in-class flip! Teachers will leave with concrete strategies and tools they can use now!

Speakers
avatar for Catlin Tucker

Catlin Tucker

Catlin Tucker is a Google Certified Teacher, bestselling author, international trainer, and frequent Edtech speaker, who currently teaches in Sonoma County where she was named Teacher of the Year in 2010. Catlin’s first book Blended Learning in Grades 4-12 is a bestseller and... Read More →



Saturday September 30, 2017 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Lathrop Library

3:30pm

Kodiak Alutiiq Langauge Education Continuum
Kodiak Alutiiq teachers present goals to Increase fluency for all age groups, while also increasing community engagement in language revitalization. They share lessons learned, focusing on assessment in an immersive environment for preschool-age kids.


Speakers
CB

Candace Branson

Alutiiq Teacher, KIBSD


Saturday September 30, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ryan 119/120

3:30pm

Using Music in the World Language Classroom
This session is especially suited to those who would like to start using music in the classroom but have been reluctant to do so because they "can't sing".

Speakers
avatar for Will Kimball

Will Kimball

German Teacher, West Anchorage High School
In my 21st year of instructing the German language, PE, health and or biology at West Anchorage high school. I am not a superstar, I'm just a very ordinary guy with a few small strengths that I play to the max. The single trait that has taken me the farthest as a high school instructor... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ryan 221
 
Sunday, October 1
 

9:00am

When Selfies Go Right
Let’s learn together how SELFIES can turn you into the superstar of your classroom, no matter if it is traditional, blended, or online.

Speakers
EP

Emanuela Pokryfki

Online Teacher, KPBSD


Sunday October 1, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Lathrop 103

9:00am

10:00am

Google Classroom & Google Apps Working Together
Join me in the exploration of Google Classroom and how it can be used for teaching in a blended setting. We will utilize other Google Apps to expand the capabilities of Google Classroom. This session is good for beginners and intermediate users.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Hum

Christina Hum

Online Learning Specialist, FNSBSD
An educator, technology enthusiast, bicycle lover. And I might run a little bit.


Sunday October 1, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Lathrop 110