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2019 MN Personalized Learning Summit

Location: Chanhassen High School
2200 Lyman Blvd
Chanhassen, MN 55317

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Monday, August 5
 

8:15am

KEYNOTE: Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today
Having no historical precedent, the current speed of technological breakthroughs has led to the coming age of workplace automation, dramatically altering the world of work that our students will enter upon graduation. With the vast disparities of inequity that have existed for centuries, all that is known about how students learn, and the predictions regarding the world that our students will face tomorrow, utilizing a traditional, one-size-fits-all approach to teaching and learning is educational malpractice. Built upon the foundation of leadership and school culture, a redesigned learning experience fundamentally shifts the teaching and learning paradigm to one that is personal, while altering the use of authentic assessments, how technology is leveraged, the spaces in which the learning occurs, the way educators grow professionally, how schools collaborate with the community, and ultimately, the sustainability of the system as a whole. In this session, Murray will dissect these eight keys, which each serve as a puzzle piece for redesigning the learning experience, to unlock tomorrow’s schools so that today’s modern learners leave ready to create new industries, find new cures, and solve world problems. We must create tomorrow’s schools today and you are part of the solution.

Speakers

Monday August 5, 2019 8:15am - 9:30am
Auditorium

9:30am

Learner Inspiration
Who better to inspire educators than the reason they come to work every day? Learners from Eastern Carver, Edina, Farmington and Westonka will delight and inspire you on your journey.

Speakers

Monday August 5, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am
Auditorium

10:15am

Feedback Speaks Louder than Points
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Discover strategies for creating FAST (fair, accurate, specific, and timely) feedback. Discuss ways to train students how to seek and receive feedback to inform learning pathways. Consider how to re-purpose formative work in order to identify whether a learner needs more support, extension or enrichment.

Speakers
avatar for Michaela Loo

Michaela Loo

Personalized Learning Coach/Classroom Teacher, South View Middle School
Hello! I am a Personalized Learning Coach and Middle School Teacher in Edina, MN. My mission is to honor learners as the most important resources in the classroom today. In order to put learner voices at the center, I strive to offer multiple pathways to learning, and seek continuous... Read More →
avatar for Tricia Pettis

Tricia Pettis

Personalized Learning Coach and Teacher, South View Middle School
I am a personalized learning coach, teacher, and presenter working with teachers and administrators on implementing best practices that engage learners in the learning process. We offer multiple pathways for learning by using goal setting, feedback, and reflection. This process... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
E108

10:15am

Personalized Learning Walk-throughs for School Leaders
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Enhance your walk-throughs by focusing on the 5 elements of personalized learning and provide meaningful feedback to staff.

Speakers
avatar for Gretchen Kleinsasser

Gretchen Kleinsasser

Principal, Eastern Carver County Schools
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Stephanie McNair

Eastern Carver County Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
W112

10:15am

Alternative Career Pathways—A Self-directed and Teacher Managed Professional Development Program
Limited Capacity seats available

Alternative Career Pathways (ACP) is a self-directed alternative to traditional graduate coursework that enables teachers to earn credits or stipends while personalizing their Professional Development. Created at Little Falls Community Schools five years ago, ACP has spread to eleven districts in Region 5 as teachers take control of their own Professional Development.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Diehl

Mark Diehl

Director of Information and Technology Services, Little Falls Community Schools
avatar for Christine Grams

Christine Grams

Director of Teaching and Learning--Secondary, Little Falls Community Schools
As the Director of Teaching and Learning for Secondary Schools in the Little Falls Community School District, I am privileged to support teachers and leaders in designing relevant and engaging learning experiences for students AND adults in our district. Currently jazzed about personalized... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Jones

Stephen Jones

Superintendent, Little Falls Community Schools
Stephen is currently in his eighth year as superintendent ofLittle Falls Community Schools. The district is at the forefront of manyeducational initiatives centered on Personalizing Learning for itsstudents and Professional Development for teachers in Region 5.In the past few years... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
W124

10:15am

Caveman Club
Limited Capacity seats available

Imagine a school-wide Club who's mission was to leverage the power of #HumanConnection!   HOW would you start it?  WHEN would you meet? WHO would take part?  WHAT resources would you use?   In this resource-PACKED session, you will learn how you can start and sustain a Caveman Club in your school all while adding activities into your toolbox of connection!

Speakers
avatar for Joe Beckman

Joe Beckman

Youth Speaker, Happy Caveman
Human Connection Matters. Students crave it & great schools thrive because of it. As a Youth Motivator, Joe Beckman’s mission has been to RECLAIM HUMAN CONNECTION in school communities throughout the world. Joe has shared his infectious energy, humor, and passion in over 1,000 schools... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
S102

10:15am

Leading Through Learning Together: Developing a Shared Understanding Through Cooperative Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to develop capacity and lead learning amongst building and district administrators through a process used by the Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools.

Speakers
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Deb Anderson

Director of Student Support Services, ISD 719
avatar for Kevin Schuttinger

Kevin Schuttinger

Director of Teaching and Learning, Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools
Project based-learning, teacher empowerment, curriculum redesign


Monday August 5, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
W102

10:15am

Personalized Learning: Creating Your Own Path for Professional Growth
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Based on the Institute for Personalized Learning’s action research, participants will complete a self reflection around personalized, learner-centered practices. Participants will use the reflection to determine their professional development needs or interests and engage in collaborative, virtual, or individual learning opportunities.These sessions will provide learners with strategies for implementing personalized learning and assist in designing learning experiences to be used within their ecosystem. Learners will then engage in small group discussion to share their learning, vision for next steps, and make potential networking connections.

Participants need to bring a charged device in order to access the materials needed throughout the session. Click here to access the presentation

Speakers
avatar for Brenda Vogds

Brenda Vogds

Director, The Institute for Personalized Learning - CESA 1
Brenda Vogds is the Director of the Institute for Personalized Learning, an education innovation lab dedicated to the transformation of public education. The Institute serves a growing number of member school districts engaged in personalizing learning and is a part of the multi-state... Read More →
avatar for Eric Hill

Eric Hill

Professional Development Specialist, Institute for Personalized Learning
Eric is a dreamer and innovator at heart, leading him to develop a strong disposition for personalized learning practices. From the time he was a young boy, learning through hands on, learner driven activities in the Boy Scouts to his experiences as an educator and instructional coach... Read More →
avatar for Dria Setter

Dria Setter

Professional Development Specialist, The Institute for Personalized Learning - CESA 1
As a Professional Development Specialist for the Institute, Dria brings 18 years of elementary education experience including work with technology integration, differentiation for gifted and talented students, personalized learning, and most recently, work as a Learning Coach.  She... Read More →
avatar for Kate Sommerville

Kate Sommerville

Professional Development Specialist, The Institute for Personalized Learning - CESA 1
Kate Sommerville serves as a Professional Development Specialist at the Institute.Kate spent 17 years teaching 4th and 5th grade in the Elmbrook School District, with the last four years team-teaching in a personalized learning environment. The teaming model developed by Kate scaled... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
E118

10:15am

Stop the Stress: Find Your WHY In and Out of the Classroom
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Teacher stress is real, and it's keeping us from stepping outside our comfort zone and trying new things. Hear some tips and ideas to stay on a positive path, while making each day in the classroom and your personal life matter.

Speakers
avatar for Tonya Constantine

Tonya Constantine

Instructional Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
W208

10:15am

Escape Rooms and Break-Ins: An Easy Introduction to Gamifying Your Class
Limited Capacity filling up

Join us to learn how to generate excitement, engagement, and collaboration in your classroom through gamification. This beginners' session will discuss how to create a digital escape room as well as create a digital "break-in." If you've got 20 minutes to write a worksheet, you have time for gamification!

Link to presentation: tinyurl.com/harritspl19

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Harrits

Jennifer Harrits

Teacher, Edina Public Schools
I am entering my 20th year of teaching 7th grade Language Arts. I may be crazy, but 7th graders still have a lot of enthusiasm and are willing to go along with my hairbrained ideas. After dabbling in personalization for half a year, I went all-in this year. I have grown by leaps... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
E116

10:15am

How PBIS Can Support Personalized Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

Attendees will leave with tangible action steps to implement a classroom or building-wide acknowledgment system, regardless of what level or stage of PBIS implementation they are at. Outcomes will include a framework that can be personalized for any classroom or age level. The session will provide strategies to get learners and staff excited about PBIS and its potential.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Kison

Jon Kison

Eastern Carver County Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
E208

10:15am

The Integrated Arts Academy's Personalized Learning Journey
Limited Capacity seats available

The Integrated Arts Academy (IAA) just completed its 7th year as the unique learner-centered alternative high school of Eastern Carver County Schools (ECCS). Through arts-based, project-based learning, the school offers a highly personalized experience for all learners! Come hear how the IAA supports students on their paths to fulfillment.

Slideshow

Speakers
avatar for Emily Wyse Moore

Emily Wyse Moore

Personalized Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
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Tera Kaltsas

Principal, Eastern Carver County Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
E128

10:15am

Charting their Own Learning Paths
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join us as we provide discussion around the differences between Voice and Choice in a personalized learning environment. We will share ideas and guided questions for you to consider while implementing voice and choice that you may have not considered before. Walk away with some tools to implement easily in the fall that will increase learner engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Erinn Flowers

Erinn Flowers

Personalized Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
For the past six years, the Personalized Learning Coach position has given me the opportunity to grow, take risks and work with amazing educators. I have taught for over 25 years as a language arts teacher in New York, Texas and Japan. I am passionate about figuring out what makes... Read More →
avatar for Jim Vangerud

Jim Vangerud

Mathematics Teacher, Eastern Carver County Schools
I teach Algebra and Geometry at Chaska Middle School West in the Eastern Carver County School District. I have been on a Personalized Learning Journey for the last 6-7 years. I am looking forward to the many learning opportunities available at this conference.


Monday August 5, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
W212

10:15am

Student Reflection as a Tool for Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

In this session, we will share how we have incorporated student reflection into our daily practice. Students reflect daily on learning targets, reflect on their growth throughout units, use their reflections to create individualized goals, and deepen their own learning profile. Slides can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/y4dzjote

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Bailey

Caitlin Bailey

Language Arts Teacher (South View Middle School), Edina Public Schools
I am a reformed high school teacher who ❤️s middle school learners. I can’t wait to learn with you!
avatar for Anna Jankowski

Anna Jankowski

Language Arts 8 Teacher, Edina South View Middle School
I'm an 8th Grade Language Arts teacher at South View Middle School in Edina, Minnesota. I love teaching middle school because my students are funny, insightful, passionate, creative, and sassy. Sometimes I can't believe I GET to be their teacher! I'm interested in everything language... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
W118

10:15am

Access for All: Making Modifications to REACH All Students
Limited Capacity filling up

In any classroom, there are about 25%-35% of students who cannot access the material in the same way as other students. Sometimes these students have an IEP, but most often they do not. These students need additional supports to access the material. In this session you will see how one teacher provides supports for these students in a personalized learning classroom.

Presentation Link: bit.ly/3186nFh

Speakers
avatar for George Peoples

George Peoples

Eastern Carver County Schools
6th Grade U.S. History Teacher Chaska Middle School West


Monday August 5, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
E112

10:15am

Bon Appetit: Book Tasting in the 112 Bistro
Limited Capacity seats available

Expose your reading tastebuds to trending topics such as: reluctant readers, equity, and mental health...books to use with YOUR learners tomorrow in your content area.

See presentation here: https://bit.ly/2YA7AZd 

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Gearman

Lisa Gearman

Information Innovation Learning Specialist, Chaska High School
Media Specialist, Chaska High School
avatar for Connie Nuss

Connie Nuss

Information & Innovation Learning Specialist, Eastern Carver County Schools
avatar for Sarah Rother

Sarah Rother

teacher, Eastern Carver County Schools
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Carol Scheffler

Eastern Carver County Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Media Center

10:15am

Movement-based Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Movement is one of the most important parts of our children’s lives. Much of their growth, development and joy in life is connected to movement. This session will focus on increasing engagement and retention by combining movement and academics. Learn to use the student’s natural predisposition to move to create a better learning environment for your students.

Speakers
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Jake Jauert

Eastern Carver County Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
E204

10:15am

Personalized Learning Comes Alive in Early Childhood
Limited Capacity seats available

We will be showcasing how we use personalized learning in early childhood classrooms. We will talk about student voice and choice in curriculum planning. We will showcase one teacher's journey with preschoolers using learning paths, creating learning goals, and assessing their own learning with peer feedback.

Speakers
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Michele Bedor

Supervisor, Eastern Carver County Schools
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Sybil Druce

Early Childhood Education Teacher, Eastern Carver County Schools
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Patti Thompson

Eastern Carver County Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
W122

10:15am

Road Mapping Your Learners' Learning: How to Build Personalized Learning Plans in Google Docs
Limited Capacity filling up

Come to learn, not only how to build a Personalized Learning Plan (PLP), but how to use Google Docs to take it to the next level. 
Here is a copy of the session that we will be using today. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1VgTHSBpWmnzU_dNyQMM54v66JZ796eoEmQ_zav7PlQw/copy

Speakers
avatar for Eric Olson

Eric Olson

Middle School Social Studies, District 112
After serving for 5 years in the United States Army, Eric turned his talents to education. He has taught the last 5 years in the Eastern Carver County School District as a Middle School Social Studies Teacher creating his own brand of Personalized Learning.


Monday August 5, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
W214

10:15am

Stop Talking, No One is Listening: How to Shift the Cognitive Load to Learners
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Increase engagement, improve classroom management, and enhance active learning opportunities for your learners. This interactive session will introduce you to a variety of dialogue strategies and structures that shifts the cognitive load to all students. From math to physical education, dialogue is a powerful and inclusive tool that promotes critical thinking for diverse students, including both introverts and extroverts. You will walk away with instructional tools you can implement tomorrow.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Meisel

Todd Meisel

Instructional Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
I am currently an Instructional Coach at Eastern Carver County Schools, and I have been teaching there for the past six years. My new role has given me new insights into how teachers motivate students at different levels of education and the strategies that best support student g... Read More →
avatar for Heidi Berbee

Heidi Berbee

Instructional Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
This is my 18th year of teaching and and my last of three as an Instructional Coach for our district. I am so excited to get back in the classroom and guide the learning of my students. I have had some fundamental changes in the last couple years about who should be doing all the... Read More →
avatar for Jess Stewart

Jess Stewart

Instructional Coach, Eastern Carver County School
Most of my 19 years in education have been as a classroom science teacher at the secondary level. In my current role of peer instructional coach, I've had the opportunity to work in an elementary setting. What a gift! I consistently witness teachers engaging their learners and helping... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
W116

10:15am

#Primarypeeps
Limited Capacity seats available

Grades K through 3rd come launch yourself into digital greatness!
We have created a Journey's based reading card that is used with Google Classroom. We want to show you how it works. Come learn how to create an interactive reading card to differentiate for your learners. Need more voice and choice for your learners or a system to manage reading skills? Our class shows you ways to integrate different learning styles and narrows the focus on learning targets. Bring your device and get ready to explore to the next level of greatness!

PRESENTATION LINK

Speakers
avatar for Julie Westcott

Julie Westcott

Instructional Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
Taught Elementary Grades 1,2,3, & 5Transitioning to Instructional Coach at Victoria Elementary fall 2019. When I need a little push to move forward, I use this quote "It's what you do next that counts." Mindset matters!
avatar for Jen Carlson

Jen Carlson

ISD 112


Monday August 5, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
W202

10:15am

Adventures with Technology in PE
Limited Capacity seats available

We are a 1:1 iPad district and have strived to incorporate Technology and now Personalized Learning into our PE curriculum.  Come join us and learn our journey!


Speakers
avatar for Chad Olson

Chad Olson

PE Teacher/ Personalized Learning Coach, Farmington Area Public Schools
I have been teaching PE for 19 years. The first half of my years were at the High School level, but have spent the second half in the "Middle." Currently, I am serving as a .5 PE Teacher and and .5 Facilitator of Instructional Support, focusing on Personalized Learning.
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Connie Berg

PE Teacher (Dodge Middle School), Farmington Area Public Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
E214

10:15am

G Suite for Education: A Self-Paced Curriculum for 21st Century Skills
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Resources

Teachers will learn about how a unit on G Suite for Education was redesigned with personalized learning and pace to create a shift towards student-centered learning using digital tools. The curriculum allows students to learn how to use docs, slides, drawings, sites and sheets at their own pace and with choice in their applications to show what they have learned. Teachers will have access to resources and curriculum they can use.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Draayer

Stephanie Draayer

Palmer Lake Elementary Technology Integration Specialist, Osseo Area Schools
I am a Technology Integration Specialist at Palmer Lake Elementary - Osseo Area Schools. Half of my job is instructing Technology classes as a specialist, and half of my day is spent working on professional development and coaching and collaborating with teachers. I spent my first... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
E206

10:15am

Hack Google!
Limited Capacity filling up

Come join us as we explore tips and tricks to make the most out of your Google experience. All levels of experience welcome, there will be something for everyone!

PRESENTATION LINK

Speakers
avatar for Jo Jacobson

Jo Jacobson

Digital Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
Hello! My name is Jo Jacobson and I am a Digital Learning Coach (Technology Integration Specialist) for Eastern Carver County Schools in Chaska, Minnesota and a Google Certified Trainer. I work closely with teachers integrating, personalizing and blending technology and instruction... Read More →
avatar for Jared Van Aalsburg

Jared Van Aalsburg

Digital Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
avatar for Tom Winn

Tom Winn

Digital Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
E202

10:15am

Tech Tools and PL: Modern Tools for a Modern Approach
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is designed to host a discussion about how technology and Personalized Learning intersect.
 Challenge - What can a room full of creative and thoughtful education professionals create in a short time to support Personalized Learning?

Speakers
avatar for Sean Beaverson

Sean Beaverson

Edina Public Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
W216

10:15am

WIN Time: Next Steps
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

We will share our journey to implement an effective WIN time during our school day for all students. This will be a brief overview of the what, why, and how of WIN, along with next steps that we have learned in years 3+.

Speakers
avatar for Sheryl Hough

Sheryl Hough

Middle School Principal, Eastern Carver County Schools
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Kathy Fontes

Assistant Principal, Eastern Carver County Schools
avatar for Beth Holm

Beth Holm

Principal, Eastern Carver County Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
W104

11:30am

Feedback Speaks Louder than Points
Limited Capacity filling up

Discover strategies for creating FAST (fair, accurate, specific, and timely) feedback. Discuss ways to train students how to seek and receive feedback to inform learning pathways. Consider how to re-purpose formative work in order to identify whether a learner needs more support, extension or enrichment.

Speakers
avatar for Michaela Loo

Michaela Loo

Personalized Learning Coach/Classroom Teacher, South View Middle School
Hello! I am a Personalized Learning Coach and Middle School Teacher in Edina, MN. My mission is to honor learners as the most important resources in the classroom today. In order to put learner voices at the center, I strive to offer multiple pathways to learning, and seek continuous... Read More →
avatar for Tricia Pettis

Tricia Pettis

Personalized Learning Coach and Teacher, South View Middle School
I am a personalized learning coach, teacher, and presenter working with teachers and administrators on implementing best practices that engage learners in the learning process. We offer multiple pathways for learning by using goal setting, feedback, and reflection. This process... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
E108

11:30am

Feedback That Empowers Secondary Writers (JUST ADDED)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how shifting the cognitive load when offering feedback helps students make meaningful revisions in the short and long term.  Plus, it can save teacher time and energy.  

Speakers
avatar for Dan Cahill

Dan Cahill

Leader of Personalized Learning-Secondary, Eastern Carver County Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
W114

11:30am

Literacy Patterns and Planning
Limited Capacity filling up

Given a tool of literacy patterns, learners will see patterns in their students to make data informed decisions for large group, small group or individual students. This organizational tool will show patterns across time and document growth made and information that can be shared with parents.

Speakers
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Andrea Hawley

Eastern Carver County Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
E114

11:30am

Effective Teacher Collaboration = Success
Limited Capacity seats available

We will provide practical takeaways and tools to begin collaborating with colleagues across the district in shared content areas. We will share how we developed common language, shared assessments, and resources to become more effective team members. Our stories of how collaboration has shaped our planning will provide you with a formula for success!

Presentation here

Speakers
avatar for Grace Harmon

Grace Harmon

6th Grade Science, Eastern Carver County Schools
Second-year teacher at Chaska. Passionate about STEAM, equity, and authentic learning.
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Emily Rindy

Eastern Carver County Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
W206

11:30am

From Good to Great: A Rural District's Journey to Personalized Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will be able to learn how Northern Cass has reinvented itself and developed a personalized learning system PK-12 in only three years. Link to presentation:  Playlist Rubric for Educators.


Speakers
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Tom Klapp

Teacher, Northern Cass School District
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Cory Steiner

Superintendent, Northern Cass School District
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Crysta Schenck

elementary principal, Northern Cass School


Monday August 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
E216

11:30am

Happy Caveman: A Session on the Power of Positivity
Limited Capacity filling up

In this session, learners will be provided tools and ideas to foster positivity within themselves and those around them. They will have time to reflect on their personal "why," how that may impact their students and strategies to weave positivity into their daily practice. Learning the power of positivity will help refocus the educator to maintain happiness, positivity and leaving a profound impact on their students.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Beckman

Joe Beckman

Youth Speaker, Happy Caveman
Human Connection Matters. Students crave it & great schools thrive because of it. As a Youth Motivator, Joe Beckman’s mission has been to RECLAIM HUMAN CONNECTION in school communities throughout the world. Joe has shared his infectious energy, humor, and passion in over 1,000 schools... Read More →
avatar for Megan Williams

Megan Williams

Eastern Carver County School
I'm in my 9th year of education and wouldn't change it for a thing! I'm currently an instructional coach at Victoria Elementary. Previous to that I taught 8th grade health and personal wellness and Pioneer Ridge Middle School. I have also taught at Chaska Middle School East. I earned... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
S102

11:30am

Leading Dynamic Change to Support Student Centered Learning
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will discuss the challenges and opportunities to create and sustain significant change within an educational system that has been static for a century. Each journey is unique, but this session will discuss strategies that can enhance success and ensure aligned actions towards a student-centered system.

Speakers
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Clint Christopher

Superintendent, Eastern Carver County Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
E102

11:30am

Strategies to Increase Hope and Engagement
Limited Capacity filling up

Attendees will leave with strategies and ideas to personalize school culture and climate in the areas of student engagement, belonging, autonomy, and hope. By identifying a baseline on these indicators, school leaders will create interventions and ideas to improve the school experience for their students.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Steven Rippe

Dr. Steven Rippe

Director of Organization Development & Hope Survey, EdVisions
“Over the years I have been compelled to study and participate in personal learning plans. As I learned the value of my own PLP I began to experience the benefits for myself, the students I work with, my family, and friends. My intent is to identify and share these benefits through... Read More →
avatar for Mark Larson, PhD

Mark Larson, PhD

Director Hope Survey, Hope Survey
Dr. Mark Larson has over 30 years experience working with educational practitioners and leaders improving schools. Mark has been a successful teacher, principal, and superintendent who has expertise with innovation, human centered design, and strategies/interventions to increase student... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
E104

11:30am

#WeAreChan—The Journey Continues!
Limited Capacity seats available

Retracing our steps from beginning to present day as we continually review "the why" in our work, the importance of embracing the barriers to our journey, and continually modifying options for students around time, space and learner agency.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Swoboda

Erin Swoboda

Assistant Principal, Eastern Carver County Schools
I have had the honor of serving in education for the past 15 years. I started my journey as a special education and moved from there to be an intervention coach and then a special education coordinator. From there, I went to Chanhassen High School where I served as an administrative... Read More →
avatar for Dick Ungar

Dick Ungar

Principal, Eastern Carver County Schools
I've been working in public education since the fall of 1986 in many different roles including Art Educator, Coach/Advisor, Administrative Dean, Athletic Director, Assistant Principal and Principal. At Chanhassen High School, we are passionate about giving each learner the best opportunity... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
E122

11:30am

Designing for Flexibility
Limited Capacity seats available

The primary intended outcome for participants is to understand that designing for flexibility means a deep understanding of four components: restructuring time, repurposing space, redefining goals, and rethinking roles.

Speakers
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Sam Neisen

Start-Up Coordinator, Exploration High School
avatar for Nathan Strenge

Nathan Strenge

Board Chair, Exploration High School
I am working to construct the future of learning through the lens of student empowerment. I am passionate about applying design thinking to create transformational learning communities that use flexible time and space frameworks. People should talk to me about redesigning school around... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
E124

11:30am

Student Reflection as a Tool for Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we will share how we have incorporated student reflection into our daily practice. Students reflect daily on learning targets, reflect on their growth throughout units, use their reflections to create individualized goals, and deepen their own learning profile.  Slides can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/y4dzjote

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Bailey

Caitlin Bailey

Language Arts Teacher (South View Middle School), Edina Public Schools
I am a reformed high school teacher who ❤️s middle school learners. I can’t wait to learn with you!
avatar for Anna Jankowski

Anna Jankowski

Language Arts 8 Teacher, Edina South View Middle School
I'm an 8th Grade Language Arts teacher at South View Middle School in Edina, Minnesota. I love teaching middle school because my students are funny, insightful, passionate, creative, and sassy. Sometimes I can't believe I GET to be their teacher! I'm interested in everything language... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
W118

11:30am

Apply, Engage, and Build Knowledge through Coding in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

See how you as a classroom teacher can apply learning done in math, science, social studies, and language arts (and other) easily by doing simple FREE coding activities. You'll be amazed at how engaged students are while they build on the knowledge they've previously learned. You will experience a coding activity that teaches about another culture while you problem solve, work cooperatively, and use logical thinking. Finally, you'll get started setting up your own class to use next year with your students. This session is appropriate for 2nd - 6th grade teachers.

PRESENTATION LINK

Speakers
avatar for Mark Kuske

Mark Kuske

Digital Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
W106

11:30am

Exit the Essay: Using Lateral Thinking for Project-based Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

The current state standards are written so that various modalities can be used to support personalized learning AND expression of that learning. We will look at project-based learning in the English classroom, but many of these ideas can be cross applied in other discipline areas.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Constable

Lori Constable

Teacher (Chanhassen High School), Eastern Carver County Schools
An educator in both public and private schools in the US and Australia, Lori has over 35 years experience teaching and working with her colleagues to improve everyone's methodology. To that end, her current involvement with the Perpich Center for Arts Education affords her opportunities... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
W108

11:30am

Finding Connections: Creating Interdisciplinary Opportunities in Middle School
Limited Capacity seats available

Not sure how to go about finding interdisciplinary connections? This session will walk through the steps of finding the connections with skills and content. Then we’ll take a closer look at how to go about each step of the learning process--from learning targets to ways of assessing evidence of learning. Join us and find the interdisciplinary connections! Click HERE for the link to the presentation.  Thank you!

Speakers
avatar for Carly Bailey

Carly Bailey

Personalized Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
Ït is better to know how to learn, than to know¨ - Dr. Seuss. He said it best! Putting kids at the center and being a lifelong learner are what keep me excited about education. I have been teaching for over twenty years in Eastern Carver County Schools, starting as a special education... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Larson

Jennifer Larson

Teacher, Eastern Carver County Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
W204

11:30am

How to Kill The Mockingbird: English 9
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about our journey, as a 9th grade English PLC, from a traditional classroom model to a more personalized project-based approach to teaching English language arts. We will also discuss how competency-based grading has transformed our instruction and assessment into authentic learning for all.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Fischer

Adam Fischer

High School Teacher, Farmington Area Public Schools
I am a high school English teacher at Farmington High School. I teach 9th and 10th grade English and work with our at-risk population. I am passionate about competency-based education and doing my part to promote student agency.
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John Williams

High School Teacher, Farmington Area Public Schools
SS

Sarah Stout

High School Teacher, Farmington Area Public Schools
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Ashley Anderson

High School Teacher, Farmington Area Public Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
E126

11:30am

Move It to Learn It
Limited Capacity seats available

Learners will be able to experience active learning and see how it can be used to enhance student understanding of content and skills. The focus will be on the 4 C's skills (communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creative thinking) and social studies although the ideas can be applied to other content.


https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1xeqMDOcZw7oaXt8k2cGFrLQJlUe2J6PnZ6-I7gOOUW4/edit#slide=id.p

Speakers
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Emily Behning

Eastern Carver County Schools
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Amy Scharenbrock

Personalized Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
I am a Personalized Learning Coach at Chaska Middle School East and enjoy the day to day interaction with staff and students to help ensure each learner achieves their personal best. I also do Professional Development and Gifted Services for our building and enjoy all the different... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
E228

11:30am

Movement-based Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

Movement is one of the most important parts of our children’s lives. Much of their growth, development and joy in life is connected to movement. This session will focus on increasing engagement and retention by combining movement and academics. Learn to use the student’s natural predisposition to move to create a better learning environment for your students.

Speakers
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Jake Jauert

Eastern Carver County Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
E204

11:30am

Personalized Learning in Math Instruction
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

We began our personalized learning journey officially this school year. This session will be focused on how we have transformed our math instruction time block to better fit our students' learning styles and needs. We follow the basic format of mini-lesson, then give them an opportunity to further their learning experience through multiple forms. These opportunities include teacher guided, classmate guided, and independently guided. I would say this structure works best for upper elementary school 3-6th grade. Although it could be tweaked to work in the lower grades as well.

https://tinyurl.com/yxcetl58

Speakers
avatar for Ali O'Donnell

Ali O'Donnell

4th Grade Teacher- Red Oak Elementary, Shakopee School District
avatar for Molly Wiltgen

Molly Wiltgen

4th Grade Teacher, Shakopee Public Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
W218

11:30am

PL Pacing in 6th Grade Reading
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how personalized learning uses student and teacher pacing to meet all students needs in a 6th grade reading classroom. Teacher pacing can be at the heart of providing learning paths for students to choose pathways that challenge and support their learning.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Olson

Emily Olson

6th Grade Reading Teacher-Valley View Middle School, Edina Public Schools
I am a 6th grade reading teacher at Valley View Middle School in Edina. I live in Edina with my husband and two boys. I love the learning that comes from my experience as a teacher and my experience with my two boys at home and how that goes both ways. I am excited to share what... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
W226

11:30am

Project Citizen: An LA/Social Studies Research Partnership
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn about a research project called, Project Citizen. This is a program developed and sponsored by The Center for Civic Education and The Learning Law and Democracy Foundation to “promote competent and responsible participation in government.” This project involves collaboration, critical thinking, research, analysis, and student engagement in learning how to monitor and influence public policy. Students will work individually or in small groups to identify and study an issue in their community, research and evaluate options to solve this issue, create a possible solution to the problem, and then develop an action plan to implement the solution (see more at Teachingcivics.org).

Speakers
avatar for Dayna Melby

Dayna Melby

7th Grade Language Arts Teacher, Eastern Carver County Schools
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Kathryn Rotunda

Eastern Carver County Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
W222

11:30am

Think Outside the Box! HOW to Implement PL Using a Simple Structure that Allows Learners to Direct Their Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

If you don't believe implementing Personalized Learning (PL) can be easy, join me as I share an "out of the box" plan that simplifies PL  for you, your learners and their guardians. Also, learn a simple method that takes the headache out of planning Personalized Learning. As Dr. Seuss said, "Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple!" I will help you connect the dots whether you are a beginner or an expert. So, roll up your sleeves and join me as we rewire your thinking about Personalized Learning.

PRESENTATION LINK

Speakers
avatar for Mary Perrine

Mary Perrine

Personalized Learning & Professional Development, Learningosity, LLC
I have nearly 100 years of educational experience...Pre-K to Middle School, subbing for and working with HS teachers, and working as an Adjunct Professor. (You have to be old to do all of that.) I have coordinated educational programming for multiple districts across Minnesota and... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
S100 (Forum)

11:30am

Hack Google! (JUST ADDED)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come join us as we explore tips and tricks to make the most out of your Google experience. All levels of experience welcome, there will be something for everyone!

PRESENTATION LINK

Speakers
avatar for Jared Van Aalsburg

Jared Van Aalsburg

Digital Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
avatar for Jo Jacobson

Jo Jacobson

Digital Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
Hello! My name is Jo Jacobson and I am a Digital Learning Coach (Technology Integration Specialist) for Eastern Carver County Schools in Chaska, Minnesota and a Google Certified Trainer. I work closely with teachers integrating, personalizing and blending technology and instruction... Read More →
avatar for Tom Winn

Tom Winn

Digital Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
E202

11:30am

Tech Tool Smackdown
Limited Capacity filling up

Join us for this fast-paced, smackdown style session to learn about tech tools you can use in your classroom. We will focus on engagement, literacy, presentation and teacher tools.

Speakers
SA

Sue Aschenbeck

media specialist, Eastern Carver County Schools
avatar for Joy Ayu

Joy Ayu

Information, Innovation and Learning Specialist, Eastern Carver County Schools
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Renee Boraas

Eastern Carver County Schools
GC

Gayle Clancy Simon

Eastern Carver County Schools
avatar for Gwen Valiant

Gwen Valiant

Eastern Carver County Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
E212

11:30am

WIN Time: Next Steps
Limited Capacity seats available

We will share our journey to implement an effective WIN time during our school day for all students. This will be a brief overview of the what, why, and how of WIN, along with next steps that we have learned in years 3+.

Speakers
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Kathy Fontes

Assistant Principal, Eastern Carver County Schools
avatar for Beth Holm

Beth Holm

Principal, Eastern Carver County Schools
avatar for Sheryl Hough

Sheryl Hough

Middle School Principal, Eastern Carver County Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
W104

1:45pm

The Many Faces of Feedback in the Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

There are many ways to give feedback to students - both formative and summative. We explore some of the non-traditional forms of feedback. We will look at verbal, video, voice recording, online feedback tools, and more.

PRESENTATION LINK

Speakers
avatar for Jo Jacobson

Jo Jacobson

Digital Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
Hello! My name is Jo Jacobson and I am a Digital Learning Coach (Technology Integration Specialist) for Eastern Carver County Schools in Chaska, Minnesota and a Google Certified Trainer. I work closely with teachers integrating, personalizing and blending technology and instruction... Read More →
avatar for Travis Rother

Travis Rother

Digital Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
E202

1:45pm

Leadership Session - Part 1
Limited Capacity filling up

Join LEADERS moving this work to scale. Conversations will be dynamic about the work that is happening in the region and across the U.S. Participants will actively engage, share strategies, successes, and current challenges. Learn from and with one another.

Speakers
avatar for Pat Deklotz

Pat Deklotz

Superintendent, Kettle Moraine School District
Patricia Deklotz, superintendent of Kettle Moraine SD in Wisconsin, is transforming schools through personalized learning. Early models included four charter schools, a Youth Apprenticeship Manufacturing Certificate diploma, and a multi-age, project-based middle school environment... Read More →
avatar for Brenda Vogds

Brenda Vogds

Director, The Institute for Personalized Learning - CESA 1
Brenda Vogds is the Director of the Institute for Personalized Learning, an education innovation lab dedicated to the transformation of public education. The Institute serves a growing number of member school districts engaged in personalizing learning and is a part of the multi-state... Read More →
avatar for Brian Beresford

Brian Beresford

Personalized Learning Supervisor, Eastern Carver County Schools
Brian  serves  as the Leader of Personalized Learning & Innovation for the eight elementary schools in Eastern Carver County Schools. During Brian’s extended tenure in the district he has also served as an elementary educator and instructional technology coordinator. Brian draws... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Media Center

1:45pm

Personalized Professional Development for School Leaders
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a session for school leaders on how to provide personalized engaged professional learning while building a team community.

Speakers
avatar for Gretchen Kleinsasser

Gretchen Kleinsasser

Principal, Eastern Carver County Schools
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Stephanie McNair

Eastern Carver County Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
W112

1:45pm

Strategies to Increase Hope and Engagement
Limited Capacity seats available

Attendees will leave with strategies and ideas to personalize school culture and climate in the areas of student engagement, belonging, autonomy, and hope. By identifying a baseline on these indicators, school leaders will create interventions and ideas to improve the school experience for their students.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Larson, PhD

Mark Larson, PhD

Director Hope Survey, Hope Survey
Dr. Mark Larson has over 30 years experience working with educational practitioners and leaders improving schools. Mark has been a successful teacher, principal, and superintendent who has expertise with innovation, human centered design, and strategies/interventions to increase student... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
E104

1:45pm

Supporting Personalized Learning by Honoring Agency (JUST ADDED)
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be able to apply strategic planning/thinking to create an environment where individual agency is honored in support of personalized competency-based learning.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Berg

Jason Berg

Interim Superintendent of Schools, Farmington Area Public Schools
Principal at Farmington High School. Former high school math teacher, former K-12 math coach, former elementary principal. Passionate about Personalized Learning.


Monday August 5, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
E102

1:45pm

The On-Ramp to Equity and PL
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide you with the “on ramp “ to how personalized learning and equity align. Through equity and PL lenses, you will be able to refine your practice in order to ensure that all learners can have unlimited growth and achieve their potential. We will provide opportunities to reflect and prioritize your best instructional practices for a learner-centered classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Erinn Flowers

Erinn Flowers

Personalized Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
For the past six years, the Personalized Learning Coach position has given me the opportunity to grow, take risks and work with amazing educators. I have taught for over 25 years as a language arts teacher in New York, Texas and Japan. I am passionate about figuring out what makes... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Balcerak

Melissa Balcerak

8th Grade Language Arts, Eastern Carver County Schools
Melissa Balcerak is a language arts teacher at Middle School West.


Monday August 5, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
E224

1:45pm

Creating a Community of Learners to Support Personalized Learning
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Participants will learn about the principles that create a classroom community of learners that function effectively in a personalized learning environment. Multiple strategies will be shared with specific examples from resources and structures such as Top 20, Responsive Classroom, balanced literacy and math curriculum structures.

Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Behun

Vanessa Behun

teacher, Eastern Carver County Schools
I have been teaching for 29 years and have experience in teaching grades 1-6. Currently, I teach in a multi-age 2nd and 3rd grade classroom at Victoria Elementary School in Eastern Carver County. My passions are using trade books to teach everything and building relationships with... Read More →
avatar for Jeremy Engebretson

Jeremy Engebretson

Administrative Dean, Eastern Carver County Schools
avatar for Kelly Gallardo

Kelly Gallardo

3rd Grade Teacher, Eastern Carver County Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
W216

1:45pm

Escape Rooms and Break-Ins: An Easy Introduction to Gamifying Your Class
Limited Capacity filling up

Join us to learn how to generate excitement, engagement, and collaboration in your classroom through gamification. This beginners' session will discuss how to create a digital escape room as well as create a digital "break-in." If you've got 20 minutes to write a worksheet, you have time for gamification!


Link to presentation: tinyurl.com/harritspl19

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Harrits

Jennifer Harrits

Teacher, Edina Public Schools
I am entering my 20th year of teaching 7th grade Language Arts. I may be crazy, but 7th graders still have a lot of enthusiasm and are willing to go along with my hairbrained ideas. After dabbling in personalization for half a year, I went all-in this year. I have grown by leaps... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
E116

1:45pm

Personalized Learning: Team Teaching Model (JUST ADDED)
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will reflect on experiences team teaching from previous years and share what has worked well and areas of growth moving forward.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Johnson

Kelly Johnson

Eastern Carver County Schools
AK

Alison Kopp

Eastern Carver County Schools
avatar for Dayna Melby

Dayna Melby

7th Grade Language Arts Teacher, Eastern Carver County Schools
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Jacob Zehren

Eastern Carver County Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
W222

1:45pm

Building Goal Setting and Learner Agency through WIN Time (What's Important Now)
Limited Capacity filling up

Come and learn how we've implemented goal setting practices during our independent and small group work time called W.I.N. (What I Need). In this session, we'll explore 1:1 goal setting as well as monitoring strategies to build upon Learner agency and reflection. We'll also explore how different technology applications assist in independent practice.

Link to Presentation

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Powell

Kristen Powell

Teacher Gr 4 - Creek Valley, Edina Public Schools
I've been an intermediate grade teacher for over 20 years. Outside of teaching, I enjoy creating music (both vocal and instrumental), traveling to interesting places around the world, reading, fishing, cycling, and puzzles of all kinds.
avatar for Jamie Hawkinson

Jamie Hawkinson

Teacher, Edina Public Schools
I am an advocate of positive and effective change. I love to bring new, exciting opportunities into my classroom each year. I have been in education for 15 years and every year gets more exciting. I love to sing. I enjoy being active in my school and home community. And, I love being... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
E222

1:45pm

Relaxed Alertness is the Brain’s Natural State for Optimal Learning: Why it Works and How to Achieve it in Your Classroom.
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The brain research is clear that the human brain learns best when it is in a state of relaxed alertness and yet achieving a classroom culture that accomplishes this can be challenging, Learn how to set your students up for success by implementing brain-based practices that help students find their natural learning zone.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Vangerud

Jim Vangerud

Mathematics Teacher, Eastern Carver County Schools
I teach Algebra and Geometry at Chaska Middle School West in the Eastern Carver County School District. I have been on a Personalized Learning Journey for the last 6-7 years. I am looking forward to the many learning opportunities available at this conference.


Monday August 5, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
W212

1:45pm

A Look Into the Structure of a Self-paced Math Classroom
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will provide teachers with an example of how a middle school math teacher structures her classroom around personalized learning. Starting with breaking down the standards, to using Schoology to create a self-paced unit, how intervention and enrichment are provided, and how each day in the classroom looks, teachers will get ideas of how they can use technology to help reach each student at their level.

Speakers
avatar for Marie Lundt

Marie Lundt

Digital Learning Specialist, Osseo Area Schools
avatar for Amanda Wallner

Amanda Wallner

7th Grade Math Teacher, Osseo Area Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
E106

1:45pm

Absent Narratives
Limited Capacity seats available

Helping teachers learn their students' stories and ensure that all voices are heard in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for MJ Nairn

MJ Nairn

Lead Instructional Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
I am the Lead Instructional Coach for Eastern Carver County Schools.  Prior to taking on this position I was the anchor instructional coach at Chanhassen High School and a science and math teacher at Chaska Middle School West.  I am also an adjunct faculty member with Saint Mary's... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
W114

1:45pm

Enough Talk-Let's Dig into the How
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join Institute for Personalized Learning professional development specialists as they dive into the "how" of personalized learning. In education, we are constantly searching for ways to engage the students in our classrooms. Too often, though, educators feel the need to jump from task to task, without providing learners the opportunity to chase their questions and explore their inquiries. Those moments, when we cut off learning, is the tipping point towards empowerment. In this session, participants will discover ways to move beyond compliance and engagement in order to truly empower learners.  The Institute for Personalized Learning team will share ideas, strategies and structures to bringing full learner-centered education to fruition.Come discover what happens when we allow learners to own the learning in their classroom!

Presentation link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1cdVv4aEoc6LdJFrVpjxB4QEa9wlb0xwZu_Zak_mxGZc/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Eric Hill

Eric Hill

Professional Development Specialist, Institute for Personalized Learning
Eric is a dreamer and innovator at heart, leading him to develop a strong disposition for personalized learning practices. From the time he was a young boy, learning through hands on, learner driven activities in the Boy Scouts to his experiences as an educator and instructional coach... Read More →
avatar for Dria Setter

Dria Setter

Professional Development Specialist, The Institute for Personalized Learning - CESA 1
As a Professional Development Specialist for the Institute, Dria brings 18 years of elementary education experience including work with technology integration, differentiation for gifted and talented students, personalized learning, and most recently, work as a Learning Coach.  She... Read More →
avatar for Kate Sommerville

Kate Sommerville

Professional Development Specialist, The Institute for Personalized Learning - CESA 1
Kate Sommerville serves as a Professional Development Specialist at the Institute.Kate spent 17 years teaching 4th and 5th grade in the Elmbrook School District, with the last four years team-teaching in a personalized learning environment. The teaming model developed by Kate scaled... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
E118

1:45pm

Executive Functioning Skills (JUST ADDED)
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will receive an overview of each executive functioning skills and how learning is impacted. In addition, strategies, games, and activities are suggested to improve each specific area.

Speakers
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Andrea Hawley

Eastern Carver County Schools
avatar for Greg Lange

Greg Lange

Chanhassen Elementary Principal, Eastern Carver County Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
E114

1:45pm

Guided Personalization in Grades 1-4
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come learn about guided personalization in a fourth-grade classroom.  We will discuss our process for setting up routines and expectations in a personalized classroom and how we have personalized both reading and math.  We will also share other examples of personalized learning in grades K-4 in the Westonka Public Schools.  


Speakers
avatar for Jenny Naslund

Jenny Naslund

Fourth Grade Teacher, Westonka Public Schools
Jenny is completing her 14th year of teaching in the Mound Westonka School District. She taught 10 years at Grandview Middle School as both a 5th-7th grade technology teacher and a 5th grade classroom teacher. She currently in her 6th year at Shirley Hills Primary as a 4th grade teacher... Read More →
avatar for Natalie Buelow

Natalie Buelow

Literacy Coach/PL Coach, Westonka Public Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
E208

1:45pm

Journey Through Personalized Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

Personalized learning can take many forms. It is a mindset by which you approach teaching and learning. In this session learn how to transform your classroom from a points-based "sit and get" classroom to a standards based, interactive, fun, learning space where students have voice and choice in their learning. Learn how one teacher is working to develop a growth mindset in his students. In this session you will also learn about some of the technology tools that can be used to transform your classroom.

Presentation Link: bit.ly/2Yyypbj

Speakers
avatar for George Peoples

George Peoples

Eastern Carver County Schools
6th Grade U.S. History Teacher Chaska Middle School West


Monday August 5, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
E112

1:45pm

Leading School-Wide Change Toward Personalization-Strategic Steps
Limited Capacity filling up

Come learn how we have personalized learning for our students by emphasizing our 3 P's: Pathways, Profiles and Proficiencies. Learn about practical and systematic steps we took as a building such as the implementation of our Daily Flex time. We will share how we have grown the capacity of our staff by tapping into teacher leaders and personalizing our professional development. Learn about successes and challenges we have experienced along the way. Participants will have a chance to engage with each other and ask questions and will leave with initial action steps they can take as a building. Come see why over 30 schools have come on-site visits to South View.

Speakers
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Tami Jo Cook

Assistant Principal, Edina Public Schools
Dr. Tami Jo Cook is an administrator at South View Middle School. As a leader of change, she has hosted over twenty site vists at her school to showcase personalized learning in action.
avatar for Ryan Carlson

Ryan Carlson

Assistant Principal, South View Middle School
Ryan Carlson is in his 6th year as Assistant Principal at South View Middle School. Prior to that he served as Associate Principal in Chisago Lakes and taught for 12 years in Eastern Carver County Schools. Ryan has presented at numerous conferences on the topic of Personalized Learning... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
W124

1:45pm

Personalized Learning in Math Instruction
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

We began our personalized learning journey officially this school year. This session will be focused on how we have transformed our math instruction time block to better fit our students' learning styles and needs. We follow the basic format of mini-lesson, then give them an opportunity to further their learning experience through multiple forms. These opportunities include teacher guided, classmate guided, and independently guided. I would say this structure works best for upper elementary school 3-6th grade. Although it could be tweaked to work in the lower grades as well.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1NmSuI-cbXlvi3CzopWXmuDdHAjAjbcjOdcl9dVKIcNE/edit?usp=sharing 

Speakers
avatar for Ali O'Donnell

Ali O'Donnell

4th Grade Teacher- Red Oak Elementary, Shakopee School District
avatar for Molly Wiltgen

Molly Wiltgen

4th Grade Teacher, Shakopee Public Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
W218

1:45pm

Showing your True Colors: A Breakout Activity for Community Building (JUST ADDED)
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Resources
Explore how the True Colors Personality test can add a new layer to your learner profiles and help personalize learning in your classroom. Learn how students were introduced to the Colors Personality Assessment in a Breakout activity where they worked with other color personalities to reveal their results. Access to the breakout and adapted personality test will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Draayer

Stephanie Draayer

Palmer Lake Elementary Technology Integration Specialist, Osseo Area Schools
I am a Technology Integration Specialist at Palmer Lake Elementary - Osseo Area Schools. Half of my job is instructing Technology classes as a specialist, and half of my day is spent working on professional development and coaching and collaborating with teachers. I spent my first... Read More →
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Ana Leanos-Nelson

Osseo Area Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
E206

1:45pm

Stop Talking, We Need Equity: How Active Learning Strategies Promote Learning for ALL
Limited Capacity filling up

There is NOT a prerequisite to join in this learning opportunity, as it will involve new strategies that expand on the Stop Talking, No One is Listening session.

Empower your learners by shifting from passive to more active styles of learning. This interactive session will introduce you to a variety of dialogue strategies and structures that shifts the cognitive load to all students. We will explore how these strategies and structures promote equity in our schools by increasing learner voice, drawing from multiple perspectives, and promoting growth mindsets.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Berbee

Heidi Berbee

Instructional Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
This is my 18th year of teaching and and my last of three as an Instructional Coach for our district. I am so excited to get back in the classroom and guide the learning of my students. I have had some fundamental changes in the last couple years about who should be doing all the... Read More →
avatar for Todd Meisel

Todd Meisel

Instructional Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
I am currently an Instructional Coach at Eastern Carver County Schools, and I have been teaching there for the past six years. My new role has given me new insights into how teachers motivate students at different levels of education and the strategies that best support student g... Read More →
avatar for Jess Stewart

Jess Stewart

Instructional Coach, Eastern Carver County School
Most of my 19 years in education have been as a classroom science teacher at the secondary level. In my current role of peer instructional coach, I've had the opportunity to work in an elementary setting. What a gift! I consistently witness teachers engaging their learners and helping... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
W116

1:45pm

Classcraft and You (Plus Your Learners)
Limited Capacity seats available

Classcraft is a wonderful tool to help gamify your personalized learning classroom. It is more than just a way to gamify behavior. Come find out how to integrate it into your daily routine.
Here is a copy to the presentation that we will be using today. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1J8xIki1w7adGqf0H0mp--w7rI3L0Y428s--T62QI3es/copy

Speakers
avatar for Eric Olson

Eric Olson

Middle School Social Studies, District 112
After serving for 5 years in the United States Army, Eric turned his talents to education. He has taught the last 5 years in the Eastern Carver County School District as a Middle School Social Studies Teacher creating his own brand of Personalized Learning.


Monday August 5, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
W214

1:45pm

Quick and Easy Technology Tools to Personalize Learning
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Are you looking for easy to learn effective technology tools that you can use to personalize learning?

Presentation Link

Speakers
avatar for Mary Beth Townsend

Mary Beth Townsend

Teacher, West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan ISD 197
I completed my doctorate in education technology in 2017. I belong to ISTE and contribute to the Games and Sims PLN. I am always looking for ways to gamify my classroom, and am working on building a Break Out room for the first day of school.


Monday August 5, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
E218

1:45pm

Take Flight: Create Code to Fly Drones
Limited Capacity seats available

Come see how to motivate students by using coding to fly drones. Coding builds many essential skills such as logical reasoning, resiliency, creativity, and innovation with easy ties to math, science, and language arts standards. Learn the tips and tricks of how you can start your own student drone & coding experience for little cost.

PRESENTATION LINK

Speakers
avatar for Jared Van Aalsburg

Jared Van Aalsburg

Digital Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
avatar for Mark Kuske

Mark Kuske

Digital Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
S102

1:45pm

Writing Center 101
Limited Capacity seats available

The learning environment extends beyond the classroom. Learning through the writing process is facilitated through a school writing center. The desire to see students interact and help one another improve their writing led us to start a school writing center. Writing is at once a solitary and community endeavor: it's an exercise in self-discovery as the student engages in the writing process and an opportunity to build a supportive, respectful community. We’ve been inspired by our visits to other Writing Centers and by our students who’ve stepped forward with us into higher achievement.

See presentation here: https://bit.ly/33wFPzQ 


Speakers
avatar for Lisa Gearman

Lisa Gearman

Information Innovation Learning Specialist, Chaska High School
Media Specialist, Chaska High School
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Tina Johnson

Chaska High School English Teacher, Eastern Carver County Schools
avatar for Naomi Jones

Naomi Jones

Eastern Carver County Schools
10th Grade Language Arts Teacher at Chaska High School
avatar for Emily Wyse Moore

Emily Wyse Moore

Personalized Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
E128

3:00pm

Feedback Speaks Louder than Points
Limited Capacity filling up

Discover strategies for creating FAST (fair, accurate, specific, and timely) feedback. Discuss ways to train students how to seek and receive feedback to inform learning pathways. Consider how to re-purpose formative work in order to identify whether a learner needs more support, extension or enrichment.

Speakers
avatar for Michaela Loo

Michaela Loo

Personalized Learning Coach/Classroom Teacher, South View Middle School
Hello! I am a Personalized Learning Coach and Middle School Teacher in Edina, MN. My mission is to honor learners as the most important resources in the classroom today. In order to put learner voices at the center, I strive to offer multiple pathways to learning, and seek continuous... Read More →
avatar for Tricia Pettis

Tricia Pettis

Personalized Learning Coach and Teacher, South View Middle School
I am a personalized learning coach, teacher, and presenter working with teachers and administrators on implementing best practices that engage learners in the learning process. We offer multiple pathways for learning by using goal setting, feedback, and reflection. This process... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
E108

3:00pm

The Many Faces of Feedback in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

There are many ways to give feedback to students - both formative and summative. We explore some of the non-traditional forms of feedback. We will look at verbal, video, voice recording, online feedback tools, and more.

PRESENTATION LINK

Speakers
avatar for Jo Jacobson

Jo Jacobson

Digital Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
Hello! My name is Jo Jacobson and I am a Digital Learning Coach (Technology Integration Specialist) for Eastern Carver County Schools in Chaska, Minnesota and a Google Certified Trainer. I work closely with teachers integrating, personalizing and blending technology and instruction... Read More →
avatar for Travis Rother

Travis Rother

Digital Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
E202

3:00pm

Designing a Personalized Professional Learning System
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Educators have varied needs, and "one size fits all" professional learning doesn't cut it anymore. Learn how one district has begun to design a comprehensive personalized professional development system to systematically meet the needs of all adult learners moving the needle forward with personalized learning for students.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Schuttinger

Kevin Schuttinger

Director of Teaching and Learning, Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools
Project based-learning, teacher empowerment, curriculum redesign


Monday August 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
W102

3:00pm

From Good to Great: A Rural District's Journey to Personalized Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be able to learn how Northern Cass has reinvented itself and developed a personalized learning system PK-12 in only three years. Link to Presentation.

Speakers
TK

Tom Klapp

Teacher, Northern Cass School District
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Crysta Schenck

elementary principal, Northern Cass School
avatar for Cory Steiner

Cory Steiner

Superintendent, Northern Cass School District


Monday August 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
E216

3:00pm

Leadership - Part 2: The Conversation Continues
Limited Capacity seats available

(Second optional hour) The conversations continue:
Join LEADERS moving this work to scale. Conversations will be dynamic about the work that is happening in the region and across the U.S. Participants will actively engage, share strategies, successes, and current challenges. Learn from and with one another.

Speakers
avatar for Pat Deklotz

Pat Deklotz

Superintendent, Kettle Moraine School District
Patricia Deklotz, superintendent of Kettle Moraine SD in Wisconsin, is transforming schools through personalized learning. Early models included four charter schools, a Youth Apprenticeship Manufacturing Certificate diploma, and a multi-age, project-based middle school environment... Read More →
avatar for Brenda Vogds

Brenda Vogds

Director, The Institute for Personalized Learning - CESA 1
Brenda Vogds is the Director of the Institute for Personalized Learning, an education innovation lab dedicated to the transformation of public education. The Institute serves a growing number of member school districts engaged in personalizing learning and is a part of the multi-state... Read More →
avatar for Brian Beresford

Brian Beresford

Personalized Learning Supervisor, Eastern Carver County Schools
Brian  serves  as the Leader of Personalized Learning & Innovation for the eight elementary schools in Eastern Carver County Schools. During Brian’s extended tenure in the district he has also served as an elementary educator and instructional technology coordinator. Brian draws... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Media Center

3:00pm

Personalized Learning-It's really ALL about the Learners
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Many educators struggle with effecting lasting change for all students in a traditional educational environment. The good news is that there is a growing movement of educators who are working to build an educational ecosystem that places the learner at the center. The Institute for Personalized Learning will highlight key entry points to make learner-centered education a reality. Participants will discuss and explore the differences between learners and learning, and will walk away with strategies on how to get started in their own classrooms or schools. If you have been intrigued with the personalized learning movement, but were unsure how to make it a reality in your classroom, school or district, this session is for you!

Presentaiton Link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1BokVC49GcYxJNCVG429cA6BcgNe1PPclRfym8lGsits/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Kate Sommerville

Kate Sommerville

Professional Development Specialist, The Institute for Personalized Learning - CESA 1
Kate Sommerville serves as a Professional Development Specialist at the Institute.Kate spent 17 years teaching 4th and 5th grade in the Elmbrook School District, with the last four years team-teaching in a personalized learning environment. The teaming model developed by Kate scaled... Read More →
avatar for Eric Hill

Eric Hill

Professional Development Specialist, Institute for Personalized Learning
Eric is a dreamer and innovator at heart, leading him to develop a strong disposition for personalized learning practices. From the time he was a young boy, learning through hands on, learner driven activities in the Boy Scouts to his experiences as an educator and instructional coach... Read More →
avatar for Dria Setter

Dria Setter

Professional Development Specialist, The Institute for Personalized Learning - CESA 1
As a Professional Development Specialist for the Institute, Dria brings 18 years of elementary education experience including work with technology integration, differentiation for gifted and talented students, personalized learning, and most recently, work as a Learning Coach.  She... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
E118

3:00pm

Personalized Professional Development for School Leaders
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a session for school leaders on how to provide personalized engaged professional learning while building a team community.

Speakers
avatar for Gretchen Kleinsasser

Gretchen Kleinsasser

Principal, Eastern Carver County Schools
SM

Stephanie McNair

Eastern Carver County Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
W112

3:00pm

Utilizing Student Support Teams to Foster Personalized Learning at the High School Level
Limited Capacity seats available

We will share our work developing an intervention system with a focus on student profiles.  Over the last two years, we have built problem-solving teams, and have found creative ways to utilize resources to support all students.  

Speakers
JC

Jenn Carter

High School Assistant Principal, Edina Public Schools
LA

Leigh Ann Feily

High School Psychologist/Intervention Coordinator, Edina Public Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
E204

3:00pm

Creating a Community of Learners to Support Personalized Learning
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Participants will learn about the principles that create a classroom community of learners that function effectively in a personalized learning environment. Multiple strategies will be shared with specific examples from resources and structures such as Top 20, Responsive Classroom, balanced literacy and math curriculum structures.

Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Behun

Vanessa Behun

teacher, Eastern Carver County Schools
I have been teaching for 29 years and have experience in teaching grades 1-6. Currently, I teach in a multi-age 2nd and 3rd grade classroom at Victoria Elementary School in Eastern Carver County. My passions are using trade books to teach everything and building relationships with... Read More →
avatar for Jeremy Engebretson

Jeremy Engebretson

Administrative Dean, Eastern Carver County Schools
avatar for Kelly Gallardo

Kelly Gallardo

3rd Grade Teacher, Eastern Carver County Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
W216

3:00pm

Personalized Learning: Team Teaching Model
Limited Capacity filling up

Teachers will reflect on experiences team teaching from previous years and share what has worked well and areas of growth moving forward.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Johnson

Kelly Johnson

Eastern Carver County Schools
AK

Alison Kopp

Eastern Carver County Schools
avatar for Dayna Melby

Dayna Melby

7th Grade Language Arts Teacher, Eastern Carver County Schools
JZ

Jacob Zehren

Eastern Carver County Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
W222

3:00pm

Building Goal Setting and Learner Agency through WIN Time (What's Important Now)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and learn how we've implemented goal setting practices during our independent and small group work time called W.I.N. (What I Need). In this session, we'll explore 1:1 goal setting as well as monitoring strategies to build upon Learner agency and reflection. We'll also explore how different technology applications assist in independent practice.

Link to Presentation

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Hawkinson

Jamie Hawkinson

Teacher, Edina Public Schools
I am an advocate of positive and effective change. I love to bring new, exciting opportunities into my classroom each year. I have been in education for 15 years and every year gets more exciting. I love to sing. I enjoy being active in my school and home community. And, I love being... Read More →
avatar for Kristen Powell

Kristen Powell

Teacher Gr 4 - Creek Valley, Edina Public Schools
I've been an intermediate grade teacher for over 20 years. Outside of teaching, I enjoy creating music (both vocal and instrumental), traveling to interesting places around the world, reading, fishing, cycling, and puzzles of all kinds.


Monday August 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
E222

3:00pm

Creating Powerful Learners through PL Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

Please join us for a session that shares our journey towards a more personalized learning environment in the 8th grade language arts classroom. We will share our framework, our missteps, our successes, and the tools that have been essential in our work putting students at the center of their learning. When we refocus on the learner and the learning process, it is amazing what might happen! Slides can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/y55w889m

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Bailey

Caitlin Bailey

Language Arts Teacher (South View Middle School), Edina Public Schools
I am a reformed high school teacher who ❤️s middle school learners. I can’t wait to learn with you!
avatar for Anna Jankowski

Anna Jankowski

Language Arts 8 Teacher, Edina South View Middle School
I'm an 8th Grade Language Arts teacher at South View Middle School in Edina, Minnesota. I love teaching middle school because my students are funny, insightful, passionate, creative, and sassy. Sometimes I can't believe I GET to be their teacher! I'm interested in everything language... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
W118

3:00pm

Interstellar Time-Launching Into Owners of Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Interstellar Time is focused on creating learner agency through competency-based reporting and reflection. We would like to talk through our journey in creating this flexible, interdisciplinary time for our learners, and reflect on our first year implementing personalized learning at our school. We would like to share ideas with attendees and want to hear about others' journeys toward personalized learning.

Speakers
avatar for Jenna Schlatter

Jenna Schlatter

Boeckman Middle School Teacher, Farmington Area Public Schools
I would love to talk about learner agency and competency based grading!
avatar for Kelsey Amundson

Kelsey Amundson

7th grade math teacher, Farmington Area Public Schools
DP

Darcie Palodichuk

Farmington Area Public Schools
avatar for Morgan Winkworth

Morgan Winkworth

Social Studies Teacher, Farmington Area Public Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
W226

3:00pm

Connecting With Whom You Have an Incomplete Relationship
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Spend some time identifying strategies to connect with all learners, especially those with challenging behaviors. We will discuss ways to reduce teacher burnout as well as practice with the 'Mistaken Goals of Behavior Chart' and explore how social-emotional learning plays a role in behaviors. 

Speakers
avatar for Heather Reighard

Heather Reighard

Administrative Dean, Eastern Carver County Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
W126

3:00pm

Executive Functioning Skills
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will receive an overview of each executive functioning skills and how learning is impacted. In addition, strategies, games, and activities are suggested to improve each specific area.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Lange

Greg Lange

Chanhassen Elementary Principal, Eastern Carver County Schools
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Andrea Hawley

Eastern Carver County Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
E114

3:00pm

Improvisation for ASD: How Drama Can be a Helpful Learning Tool
Limited Capacity seats available

Students with ASD can actually enhance their learning and confidence with the skills developed through theatrical improvisation. Learn games and exercises that can be used with small and large groups, as well as mainstreamed students.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Constable

Lori Constable

Teacher (Chanhassen High School), Eastern Carver County Schools
An educator in both public and private schools in the US and Australia, Lori has over 35 years experience teaching and working with her colleagues to improve everyone's methodology. To that end, her current involvement with the Perpich Center for Arts Education affords her opportunities... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
N123

3:00pm

Inquiry Based Learning in Science
Limited Capacity filling up

Audience members will gain tools to help students identify their own strengths and growth areas by using targeted inquiry-based practices.

Speakers
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Christine Matlock

6th grade science teacher, Edina Public Schools
BC

Brandon Carlson

Valley View Middle School,, Edina Public Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
E212

3:00pm

Move It to Learn It
Limited Capacity filling up

Learners will be able to experience active learning and see how it can be used to enhance student understanding of content and skills. The focus will be on the 4 C's skills (communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creative thinking) and social studies although the ideas can be applied to other content.


https://drive.google.com/open?id=1xeqMDOcZw7oaXt8k2cGFrLQJlUe2J6PnZ6-I7gOOUW4

Speakers
EB

Emily Behning

Eastern Carver County Schools
avatar for Amy Scharenbrock

Amy Scharenbrock

Personalized Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
I am a Personalized Learning Coach at Chaska Middle School East and enjoy the day to day interaction with staff and students to help ensure each learner achieves their personal best. I also do Professional Development and Gifted Services for our building and enjoy all the different... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
E228

3:00pm

Road Mapping Your Learners' Learning: How to Build Personalized Learning Plans in Google Docs
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to learn, not only how to build a Personalized Learning Plan (PLP), but how to use Google Docs to take it to the next level.

Here is a copy to the presentation we will be using today. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1VgTHSBpWmnzU_dNyQMM54v66JZ796eoEmQ_zav7PlQw/copy

Speakers
avatar for Eric Olson

Eric Olson

Middle School Social Studies, District 112
After serving for 5 years in the United States Army, Eric turned his talents to education. He has taught the last 5 years in the Eastern Carver County School District as a Middle School Social Studies Teacher creating his own brand of Personalized Learning.


Monday August 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
W214

3:00pm

Small Fish in a Big Pond: Being One Among Many
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you like to tiptoe into the water, or dive in? Me, I'm a diver! 

If you want to find out more about diving into PL, on your own, come on in!

As I work to implement PL into my classroom, I have found it necessary to blaze my own trail. I'm so thankful for the sessions I attended last year and the tours of Eastern Carver schools which have inspired me immensely. I've used all the resources I could to embed several pieces of PL in my classroom last year. This session will be reflectful of that as well as privide an educator good advice if he/she is intending to do a similar practice. Additionally, I'll have several resources to share.

Join this session if you are in the beginning stages of PL and are just one small fish in a very large pond.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Powers

Michelle Powers

ELA 7, Anoka Hennepin School District
I'll be entering my tenth year of teaching middle school this fall. Being aware of the importance of my relationships with students and seeing the impact of SBG on learning, I was immediately drawn towards PL. After doing my best to dive in, on my own, this year, I have never felt... Read More →


Monday August 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
W108

3:00pm

The Middle School Map: How to Make PL Decisions to Support Kids
Limited Capacity filling up

How? Together we will follow steps of the learning process to determine how and when decisions are made to support kids in personalized learning. We’ll start with the end in mind, and then move to introducing a learning target, using formative assessments on an ongoing basis to respond to learners’ needs and guide daily decisions, to assessing final evidence of learning. Click HERE for the presentation! Thank you!

Speakers
avatar for Carly Bailey

Carly Bailey

Personalized Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
Ït is better to know how to learn, than to know¨ - Dr. Seuss. He said it best! Putting kids at the center and being a lifelong learner are what keep me excited about education. I have been teaching for over twenty years in Eastern Carver County Schools, starting as a special education... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Larson

Jennifer Larson

Teacher, Eastern Carver County Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
W204

3:00pm

#Primarypeeps ADVANCED SESSION
Limited Capacity seats available

Link to folder for Google SLIDES: https://drive.google.com/open?id=15gu-gPP_xMnBNk2275ITaYOI_XI2FaIM

OR Copy and paste this address to view SLIDES:  gg.gg/2019summitpp

Are you savvy with your tech skills? Do you need differentiated methods? This Primary Peeps is a level up from our beginning session that is offered.
Grades K through 3rd come launch yourself into digital greatness! We have created a Journey's based reading card that is used with Google Classroom. Come learn how to design an interactive reading card to differentiate for your learners and take their understanding to the next level. Our class shows you ways to integrate different learning styles and narrows the focus on learning targets. *Bring your device and get ready to explore to the next level of greatness!

Speakers
avatar for Julie Westcott

Julie Westcott

Instructional Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
Taught Elementary Grades 1,2,3, & 5Transitioning to Instructional Coach at Victoria Elementary fall 2019. When I need a little push to move forward, I use this quote "It's what you do next that counts." Mindset matters!
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Jen Carlson

ISD 112


Monday August 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
W202

3:00pm

Game Based Learning is for Everyone
Limited Capacity filling up

We'll explore how games can be used to teach content, practice skills, build empathy, encourage perseverance, and empower individuals and learners in both the real and digital worlds.
Link to Google Slides 

Speakers
avatar for Pete Fleenor

Pete Fleenor

Technology Integrationist, Farmington Area Public Schools


Monday August 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
E214

3:00pm

Studio Life
Limited Capacity seats available

You will briefly hear about how we made modifications to run a studio with 90 students and 3 teachers while implementing personalized learning. You will also receive a template for a reading checklist and a math menu that you can edit for your own classroom needs. We will discuss assessing students and grouping according to their needs on a daily basis, and how to incorporate Seesaw, Freckle, Kahoot, Epic, Prodigy, and Planbook within their classroom.

Speakers
MS

Megan Schwenn

Teacher, Austin Public Schools
avatar for Pam Schwarz

Pam Schwarz

Teacher, Austin Public Schools
I have been teaching for 14 years in Austin. I have covered a wide range of grades including 1st, 4th, 5th, 1-5 reading intervention, and k-4 gifted and talented intervention. This is my second year in the studio and working on personalized learning. I am so excited to learn more... Read More →
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Gina Williams

Teacher, Austin Public Schools
4th grade teacher at Neveln Elementary. In our building, our 4th graders are in a Learning Studio with two break-out "Flex Rooms." We have 85 students, three teachers including myself and a para for our students who go to the resource room.


Monday August 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
E126

4:00pm

Networking Social
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join us for a networking opportunity at the Crooked Pint* in downtown Chaska to reflect on your professional learning from the day and share your future plans with colleagues. Lite appetizers provided; beverages available for purchase.

*Crooked Pint is located at 3210 Chaska Blvd, Chaska, MN 55318. 

Monday August 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Crooked Pint Ale House and Curling Rink 3210 Chaska Blvd, Chaska, MN 55318
 
Tuesday, August 6
 

8:15am

KEYNOTE: Best Day Ever: The Science of Creating Amazing Experiences that Inspire Children to Wonder, Discover and Explore
Emmy award-winning television host, science communicator, author, and celebrity educator Steve Spangler is the science teacher you always wanted in school. Without warning, things would fizz, pop, and explode, making students chant “Best day ever!” During his high-energy presentation, Steve will teach you that the best day ever is more than just a feeling or emotion, it’s a powerful principle that helps people uncover strategies for connecting, experiencing, and engaging in your classroom. Learn how to engage at the highest levels to create unforgettable experiences that children remember for a lifetime. You may also recognize Steve from his regular appearances of the Ellen Show.

Speakers

Tuesday August 6, 2019 8:15am - 9:30am
Auditorium

9:45am

Using Feedback to Inform Learning Pathways
Limited Capacity seats available

Feedback is a powerful tool in the personalized learning framework. It not only informs teacher instruction but it should also inform student next steps. Come see how the math teachers at South View are grading and reporting on learning targets and using reflection/feedback to guide students to take the next step in their learning pathway.

Slides can be viewed here: http://tinyurl.com/y4ntao43

Speakers
avatar for Keisha Dokken

Keisha Dokken

Teacher, Eastern Carver County Schools
I have been teaching 7th grade math for 12 years. The last 6 have been at South View Middle School in Edina and this fall, I will be teaching mostly 6th grade math at Chaska Middle School West.


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
W108

9:45am

Colors Speak Louder Than Words: True Colors Personalities and the Impact on Others
Limited Capacity filling up

Discover your "true color" and how it can both complement working with or create conflict with colleagues and learners. Knowing and understanding your true color will help you personalize your interactions with others. Whether you want to build a stronger staff community, create well-oiled teams, or better connect with learners in your classroom—this is a session you won’t want to miss.

PRESENTATION LINK

Speakers
DM

Dana Miller

Principal Pioneer Ridge Middle School, Eastern Carver County Schools


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
S100 (Forum)

9:45am

Inclusive Teaching: Tools to Engage All Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

The participants will learn the history and prevalence of Deaf and Hard of Hearing population and Deaf culture. Participants will be offered tools to support all students and staff to understand the communication spectrum.

Presentation Link

Speakers
avatar for Gretchen O'Keefe-Ricci

Gretchen O'Keefe-Ricci

Teacher, Eastern Carver County Schools
avatar for Heather Kosec

Heather Kosec

Instructional Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
E208

9:45am

Personalized Learning-It's really ALL about the Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

Many educators struggle with effecting lasting change for all students in a traditional educational environment. The good news is that there is a growing movement of educators who are working to build an educational ecosystem that places the learner at the center. The Institute for Personalized Learning will highlight key entry points to make learner-centered education a reality. Participants will discuss and explore the differences between learners and learning, and will walk away with strategies on how to get started in their own classrooms or schools. If you have been intrigued with the personalized learning movement, but were unsure how to make it a reality in your classroom, school or district, this session is for you!

Presentation Link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1BokVC49GcYxJNCVG429cA6BcgNe1PPclRfym8lGsits/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Eric Hill

Eric Hill

Professional Development Specialist, Institute for Personalized Learning
Eric is a dreamer and innovator at heart, leading him to develop a strong disposition for personalized learning practices. From the time he was a young boy, learning through hands on, learner driven activities in the Boy Scouts to his experiences as an educator and instructional coach... Read More →
avatar for Dria Setter

Dria Setter

Professional Development Specialist, The Institute for Personalized Learning - CESA 1
As a Professional Development Specialist for the Institute, Dria brings 18 years of elementary education experience including work with technology integration, differentiation for gifted and talented students, personalized learning, and most recently, work as a Learning Coach.  She... Read More →
avatar for Kate Sommerville

Kate Sommerville

Professional Development Specialist, The Institute for Personalized Learning - CESA 1
Kate Sommerville serves as a Professional Development Specialist at the Institute.Kate spent 17 years teaching 4th and 5th grade in the Elmbrook School District, with the last four years team-teaching in a personalized learning environment. The teaming model developed by Kate scaled... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
E118

9:45am

PL Leadership: Walk the Talk
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Participants will walk away with ideas to model and advance personalized learning as a TEAM, building, or district leader. Learning Target: I can implement personalized learning in a leadership role to advance the growth of PL.

Here is the presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Shawn Dudley

Shawn Dudley

Principal, Edina Public Schools
Shawn Dudley is a principal at Valley View Middle School in Edina. She holds a B.A. from the University of St. Catherine of Minnesota and an M.A. and Ed.S. from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.. Shawn also works as an Associate Professor at the University of St. Mary in... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
E106

9:45am

Reclaiming Human Connection in a Snapchat World
Limited Capacity full
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Human Connection MATTERS! However, as our society races toward newer, faster, and more efficient, Human Connection is getting left behind. Based on Joe's 16 years of experience in schools, this breakout is packed with both inspiration and implementation! Be prepared to LEARN, LAUGH, and be reignited with LOVE for the calling of education!

Speakers
avatar for Joe Beckman

Joe Beckman

Youth Speaker, Happy Caveman
Human Connection Matters. Students crave it & great schools thrive because of it. As a Youth Motivator, Joe Beckman’s mission has been to RECLAIM HUMAN CONNECTION in school communities throughout the world. Joe has shared his infectious energy, humor, and passion in over 1,000 schools... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
S102

9:45am

What Lessons Can We Learn From Finland?
Limited Capacity full
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In the 1970s Finland’s education system went through a massive overhaul. Forty years later the results have been remarkable. They chose a path to success that is unconventional compared to reforms in other nations. How did they do it? What can we learn from them in our Personalized Learning journey?

Speakers
avatar for Jim Vangerud

Jim Vangerud

Mathematics Teacher, Eastern Carver County Schools
I teach Algebra and Geometry at Chaska Middle School West in the Eastern Carver County School District. I have been on a Personalized Learning Journey for the last 6-7 years. I am looking forward to the many learning opportunities available at this conference.


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
W212

9:45am

School Within A School
Limited Capacity seats available

Discuss what we are doing with at-risk students who aren't qualified for special education. We have a school within a school called Bridges that we would like to share about, but then we want to hear what other schools are doing to improve our own idea.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Fischer

Adam Fischer

High School Teacher, Farmington Area Public Schools
I am a high school English teacher at Farmington High School. I teach 9th and 10th grade English and work with our at-risk population. I am passionate about competency-based education and doing my part to promote student agency.
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Elizabeth Carpentier

Farmington Public Schools
avatar for Adam Huppert

Adam Huppert

Math Teacher, Farmington Area Public Schools
Being involved in discussions around flexible scheduling, relationship building, and self-pace curriculum.


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
W114

9:45am

Engaged in Change
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn how to engage students in voice, choice, and service on important issues. Learn about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a platform to inspire your students' work. Project Impact and Empathy Counts materials will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Erinn Flowers

Erinn Flowers

Personalized Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
For the past six years, the Personalized Learning Coach position has given me the opportunity to grow, take risks and work with amazing educators. I have taught for over 25 years as a language arts teacher in New York, Texas and Japan. I am passionate about figuring out what makes... Read More →
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Anna Edlund

Eastern Carver County Schools


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
E216

9:45am

Integrating Peer Tutors in Your School
Limited Capacity seats available

Educators and learners from Chan and Chaska High Schools will discuss how they have created peer tutor programs and the different ways they have been implemented in each high school.

Speakers
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Chad Mattson

Counselor, ECCS, Chan and Chaska High Schools
avatar for Brie Nelson

Brie Nelson

Chanhassen High School Personalized Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
W102

9:45am

Connecting With Whom You Have an Incomplete Relationship (JUST ADDED)
Limited Capacity seats available

Spend some time identifying strategies to connect with all learners, especially those with challenging behaviors. We will discuss ways to reduce teacher burnout as well as practice with the 'Mistaken Goals of Behavior Chart' and explore how social-emotional learning plays a role in behaviors. 

Speakers
avatar for Heather Reighard

Heather Reighard

Administrative Dean, Eastern Carver County Schools


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
W126

9:45am

Depth of Knowledge: Assessing for Understanding of Standards
Limited Capacity full
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Teachers will examine how Depth of Knowledge (DoK) levels relate to rigor and level of student understanding, and how this ties into assessing and teaching to the targets and standards utilizing various technology and resources.

RESOURCE LINK

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Kothenbeutel

Andrew Kothenbeutel

Digital Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
I am proud to serve on an amazing educational team as a Digital Learning Coach with the Eastern Carver County Schools in Minnesota. I graduated from Iowa State University, and have a Masters Degree in Educational Administration from Missouri Baptist. I've worked with at-risk youth... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
W226

9:45am

Game On! Bringing Games and Game Mechanics into the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

The Worst Case Scenario Handbook describes the best thing to do when you are caught in a stampede of bulls is to run with the bulls. Currently, the teacher’s version of stampeding bulls are students and their games. In this session, you will hear how one teacher has used gaming mechanics to bring focus and fun to the classroom. In this session, you will learn about the positive qualities of games and you will be given strategies that harness the mechanics of games to create the super-engaged classroom your students have always wanted.

Presentation Link: bit.ly/2MxtqFR

Speakers
avatar for George Peoples

George Peoples

Eastern Carver County Schools
6th Grade U.S. History Teacher Chaska Middle School West


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
E112

9:45am

Personalized Learning and Beyond
Limited Capacity seats available

Come ready to hear ideas about how two 2nd grade teachers began their journey of personalized learning and have continued to grow. We will be discussing flexible seating, learner profiles, personal learning plans and reading conferences.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Miller

Rachel Miller

2nd Grade Teacher, Osseo Area Schools
avatar for Jessica Skolnick

Jessica Skolnick

Teacher, Osseo Area Schools


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
W112

9:45am

Rigor, Relevance, and Engagement
Limited Capacity seats available

Using a tool from the International Center for Leadership in Education, we will explore and analyze strategies for helping students move beyond compliance to true engagement and carrying the cognitive load. Teachers will have time to investigate various engagement tools and share ideas for implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Holk

Rebecca Holk

Instructional Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
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Elizabeth Johnson

Instructional Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
W118

9:45am

Road Mapping Your Learners' Learning: How to Build Personalized Learning Plans in Google Docs
Limited Capacity filling up

Come to learn, not only how to build a Personalized Learning Plan (PLP), but how to use Google Docs to take it to the next level.
Here is the link to the slides. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1VgTHSBpWmnzU_dNyQMM54v66JZ796eoEmQ_zav7PlQw/copy

Speakers
avatar for Eric Olson

Eric Olson

Middle School Social Studies, District 112
After serving for 5 years in the United States Army, Eric turned his talents to education. He has taught the last 5 years in the Eastern Carver County School District as a Middle School Social Studies Teacher creating his own brand of Personalized Learning.


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
W214

9:45am

Spinning Plates and Juggling Fire: Teaching Strategies to Support PL
Limited Capacity full
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The demands are great when you're prepping for two or more courses and over 100 learners. How do you make your instruction purposeful and student-centered? You'll walk away with simple strategies for hosting Coaching Workshops, Focused Flex, Seminars, Critical Thinking Discussions, Conferencing, Group Flex and embrace personalized learning. Here's a LINK to a presentation. Thanks!

Speakers
avatar for Carly Bailey

Carly Bailey

Personalized Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
Ït is better to know how to learn, than to know¨ - Dr. Seuss. He said it best! Putting kids at the center and being a lifelong learner are what keep me excited about education. I have been teaching for over twenty years in Eastern Carver County Schools, starting as a special education... Read More →
avatar for Tonya Constantine

Tonya Constantine

Instructional Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
W208

9:45am

Stop Talking, We Need Equity: How Active Learning Strategies Promote Learning for ALL
Limited Capacity full
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There is NOT a prerequisite to join in this learning opportunity, as it will involve new strategies that expand on the Stop Talking, No One is Listening session.

Empower your learners by shifting from passive to more active styles of learning. This interactive session will introduce you to a variety of dialogue strategies and structures that shifts the cognitive load to all students. We will explore how these strategies and structures promote equity in our schools by increasing learner voice, drawing from multiple perspectives, and promoting growth mindsets.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Berbee

Heidi Berbee

Instructional Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
This is my 18th year of teaching and and my last of three as an Instructional Coach for our district. I am so excited to get back in the classroom and guide the learning of my students. I have had some fundamental changes in the last couple years about who should be doing all the... Read More →
avatar for Todd Meisel

Todd Meisel

Instructional Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
I am currently an Instructional Coach at Eastern Carver County Schools, and I have been teaching there for the past six years. My new role has given me new insights into how teachers motivate students at different levels of education and the strategies that best support student g... Read More →
avatar for Jess Stewart

Jess Stewart

Instructional Coach, Eastern Carver County School
Most of my 19 years in education have been as a classroom science teacher at the secondary level. In my current role of peer instructional coach, I've had the opportunity to work in an elementary setting. What a gift! I consistently witness teachers engaging their learners and helping... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
W116

9:45am

Structured Choice in Middle School Math
Limited Capacity seats available

Under the pressure of scope and sequence, we have created some structured choice options for personalized learning in a middle school math classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hurt

Jennifer Hurt

Grade 6 Math Teacher, Edina Public Schools
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Reid Baerenwald

6th Grade Teacher, Edina Public Schools


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
W122

9:45am

What is Genius Hour All About?
Limited Capacity filling up

Attendees will learn about Genius Hour and how to best implement this into the classroom. Attendees will receive resources to assist with kicking off their own Genius Hour time in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Hempel

Sarah Hempel

Eastern Carver County Schools
Sarah Hempel has 14 years of experience in education, operating a daycare, teaching preschool, and most recently teaching in grades 1-3 at Eastern Carver County Schools. Sarah is presently a 1st grade teacher at Carver Elementary. During that time, she has been a key member of the... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
E128

9:45am

Digital Success-Ability
Limited Capacity seats available

We will explore accessibility tips and tools that Google/Chrome has to offer to help ALL students of ALL abilities succeed in the digital world.

PRESENTATION LINK

Speakers
avatar for Jo Jacobson

Jo Jacobson

Digital Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
Hello! My name is Jo Jacobson and I am a Digital Learning Coach (Technology Integration Specialist) for Eastern Carver County Schools in Chaska, Minnesota and a Google Certified Trainer. I work closely with teachers integrating, personalizing and blending technology and instruction... Read More →
avatar for Tom Winn

Tom Winn

Digital Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
E202

9:45am

Game Based Learning is for Everyone (JUST ADDED)
Limited Capacity seats available

We'll explore how games can be used to teach content, practice skills, build empathy, encourage perseverance, and empower individuals and learners in both the real and digital worlds.
Link to Presentation

Speakers
avatar for Pete Fleenor

Pete Fleenor

Technology Integrationist, Farmington Area Public Schools


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
E214

9:45am

How to Use Khan Academy
Limited Capacity seats available

 What is Khan Academy all about? I am a Khan Academy Ambassador and I will tell right now it's more than just videos on YouTube. Khanacademy.org offers classes to a wide range of math, science, history & test prep skills for FREE. Educators can become coaches and view the progress of their learners easily. As a Khan Academy Ambassador, I will share my experience, give you insight and train you how the program works. You will also learn how to use it both as a coach and a learner. As a coach, I have seen my learners progress and learn to meet personal goals. It has been an amazing tool that more teachers need to tap into to help build and personalize learning. Come and learn how you can become a coach with Khan Academy.

PRESENTATION LINK

Speakers
avatar for Julie Westcott

Julie Westcott

Instructional Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
Taught Elementary Grades 1,2,3, & 5Transitioning to Instructional Coach at Victoria Elementary fall 2019. When I need a little push to move forward, I use this quote "It's what you do next that counts." Mindset matters!


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
W202

9:45am

Seesaw: Beyond the Basics—Creating and Sharing Activities
Limited Capacity filling up

Already using Seesaw in your classroom? Interested in learning how to create and assign activities? Come learn how to use Google Slides along with Seesaw to create your own activities, share them with your class (or individual students), and assign and assess learning targets to each one.

Speakers
avatar for Will Swingle

Will Swingle

Teacher, Waconia Public Schools
I have been teaching in the Waconia school district for 7 years. This is my 6th year in Kindergarten. I earned my BA from Bethel University and my MA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I love what I do and can't wait to share what I know with others.


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
E124

9:45am

This American [CLASSROOM] Life: Podcasts in the Classroom
Limited Capacity full
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Podcasting is one of the fastest areas of growth in media and production. In fact, 40% of Americans have listened to a podcast in the last year. We will explore how to use podcasts in the classroom and ideas for creating podcasts (student-created).

PRESENTATION LINK

Speakers
avatar for Travis Rother

Travis Rother

Digital Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools


Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
W106

11:00am

Colors Speak Louder Than Words: True Colors Personalities and the Impact on Others
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover your "true color" and how it can both complement working with or create conflict with colleagues and learners. Knowing and understanding your true color will help you personalize your interactions with others. Whether you want to build a stronger staff community, create well-oiled teams, or better connect with learners in your classroom—this is a session you won’t want to miss.

PRESENTATION LINK

Speakers
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Dana Miller

Principal Pioneer Ridge Middle School, Eastern Carver County Schools


Tuesday August 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
S100 (Forum)

11:00am

Creating an Ambassador Team and Developing Student Leadership
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn from our Storm Ambassador team how they help lead the work to shift to a learner-centered paradigm at Chanhassen High School. Experience a tour and question and answer session with ambassadors. Hear from students about characteristics of our Storm Ambassadors and how to create a similar program in your school.

Speakers
avatar for Brie Nelson

Brie Nelson

Chanhassen High School Personalized Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
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Storm Ambassadors

Chanhassen High School, Eastern Carver County Schools


Tuesday August 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
W102

11:00am

Leading Dynamic Change to Support Student Centered Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will discuss the challenges and opportunities to create and sustain significant change within an educational system that has been static for a century. Each journey is unique, but this session will discuss strategies that can enhance success and ensure aligned actions towards a student-centered system.

Speakers
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Clint Christopher

Superintendent, Eastern Carver County Schools


Tuesday August 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
E102

11:00am

Our Pathway Towards Personalized PD
Limited Capacity full
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Shift happens! A shift in classroom practices in both pedagogy and instruction is needed to support personalized learning. Our district decided to model this shift with our educators. In this session, we will share Byron Public School’s story towards accomplishing personalized PD with 100% of educators in the 2018-19 school year. We will share strategies, tips, challenges, and successes of our model. We will also share copies of our digital resources so that you can use, build upon, or create and your own model of personalized PD in your schools.

Speakers
avatar for Becky Demmer

Becky Demmer

Instructional Coach PreK-5, Byron Public Schools #531
avatar for Jessica Denter

Jessica Denter

Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, Byron Public Schools
avatar for Jen Hegna

Jen Hegna

Director of Information and Learning Technology, Byron Public Schools
Director of Information and Learning Technology for Byron Public Schools(MN). I am a dreamer, collaborator, and a learning addict!
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Cali Salley

Instructional Coach 6-12, Byron Public Schools
avatar for Holly Vos

Holly Vos

Instructional Coach, Byron Public Schools


Tuesday August 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
E114

11:00am

Reclaiming Human Connection in a Snapchat World
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Human Connection MATTERS! However, as our society races toward newer, faster, and more efficient, Human Connection is getting left behind. Based on Joe's 16 years of experience in schools, this breakout is packed with both inspiration and implementation! Be prepared to LEARN, LAUGH, and be reignited with LOVE for the calling of education!

Speakers
avatar for Joe Beckman

Joe Beckman

Youth Speaker, Happy Caveman
Human Connection Matters. Students crave it & great schools thrive because of it. As a Youth Motivator, Joe Beckman’s mission has been to RECLAIM HUMAN CONNECTION in school communities throughout the world. Joe has shared his infectious energy, humor, and passion in over 1,000 schools... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
S102

11:00am

The Racial Equity Essentials: The Impact of Counter-Narrative
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide the participants with fundamental understanding for identifying  opportunity to strengthen learning spaces by dismantling approaches that hinder the value of all human resources. We will examine a few case studies in the form of current events through the pattern of historical context. These activities will challenge the participant to reflect on their socialization and the systemic inequities which persist. In addition, this session will highlight some examples of success with the populations Minnesota struggles with to serve excellently on a consistent basis.

PRESENTATION LINK

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Keith Stanley Brooks

Dr. Keith Stanley Brooks

Equity Director, Eastern Carver County Schools
Dr. Brooks is passionate about supporting staff and students. Our personal and professional development as educators is the greatest opportunity to provide students and families with positive experiences in schools. If you're a courageous, risk taking, educator who puts the focus... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
W104

11:00am

Escape Rooms and Break-Ins: An Easy Introduction to Gamifying Your Class
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us to learn how to generate excitement, engagement, and collaboration in your classroom through gamification. This beginners' session will discuss how to create a digital escape room as well as create a digital "break-in." If you've got 20 minutes to write a worksheet, you have time for gamification!


Link to presentation: tinyurl.com/harritspl19

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Harrits

Jennifer Harrits

Teacher, Edina Public Schools
I am entering my 20th year of teaching 7th grade Language Arts. I may be crazy, but 7th graders still have a lot of enthusiasm and are willing to go along with my hairbrained ideas. After dabbling in personalization for half a year, I went all-in this year. I have grown by leaps... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
E116

11:00am

Supporting PL in a K/1 Classroom (JUST ADDED)
Limited Capacity seats available

I plan to discuss how to lead both literacy/math targeted time with promoting the students' role and my role to guide PL. Also, I will share how I use Seesaw as a tool for supporting my kids to make sure they are staying focused in their learning!


Speakers
avatar for Holly Heffernan

Holly Heffernan

Red Oak Elementary Teacher, Shakopee Public Schools


Tuesday August 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
W218

11:00am

Supporting the Mental Health and Wellness of Students with the Help of Gale Resources
Limited Capacity seats available

All students carry an "invisible" backpack with them to school. This presentation will introduce Cameron's Collection (MS/HS) and Camp Cameron (ES), two eBook series for the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) platform that have been specifically curated to provide authoritative content on sensitive subjects that can be viewed anonymously by students who may be struggling with health and wellness issues but not yet ready to open up to a trusted adult.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Gordon

Chris Gordon

Education Consultant, Gale - Cengage Company
As a leading edtech and digital nonfiction content provider, Gale is committed to delivering authoritative, curriculum-aligned resources to improve student engagement, encourage collaboration, and foster critical thinking.


Tuesday August 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
E122

11:00am

Charting their Own Learning Paths
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join us as we provide discussion around the differences between Voice and Choice in a personalized learning environment. We will share ideas and guided questions for you to consider while implementing voice and choice that you may have not considered before. Walk away with some tools to implement easily in the fall that will increase learner engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Erinn Flowers

Erinn Flowers

Personalized Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
For the past six years, the Personalized Learning Coach position has given me the opportunity to grow, take risks and work with amazing educators. I have taught for over 25 years as a language arts teacher in New York, Texas and Japan. I am passionate about figuring out what makes... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
E224

11:00am

I Tried Project-based Learning: Here is How it Went
Limited Capacity seats available

People attending this presentation will be able to glean from the first time experience of the planning, implementation, and reflection of a project-based learning unit in a 9th grade Language Arts classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Chelsea Bowker

Chelsea Bowker

Language Arts and AVID Elective Teacher, St. Cloud Public Schools
This is my fourth year teaching Language Arts 9, and it is my third year teaching the AVID elective. I love to collaborate with others and am excited about personalizing learning for each of my students. I am also passionate about equity in and out of the classroom.


Tuesday August 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
E104

11:00am

Self-Directed Units in the Middle School Classroom
Limited Capacity full
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Also known as self-paced learning, we will explain what a self-directed unit is as well as show you how we have set several up in our classes! This can be done in any almost any subject and we will share tips and tricks we’ve learned as well as challenges we’ve overcome along the way (and are still working on!)

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Smetana Knudsen

Rachel Smetana Knudsen

7th and 8th Grade Science Teacher, Farmington Public Schools
avatar for Erin Tollefson

Erin Tollefson

Science Teacher, Farmington Public Schools


Tuesday August 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
W206

11:00am

Using UDL: Students as Change Agents
Limited Capacity seats available

Hello and welcome to Using UDL: Students as Change Agents.

Come alongside the journey of myself and six Chanhassen High School juniors in the pursuit of excellence in personalized learning, starting with the student as the agent of change. We'll take you through the past six months of progress as we explored what it means to feel inspired in the High School setting: what students feel is missing, how to solve this, and how to give them ownership and accountability in making change happen.
Our starting point: Universal Design Learning: How do I access, engage with, and express knowledge?

 
We look forward to connecting with you.


Speakers
avatar for Cara Thorpe

Cara Thorpe

Founder/Visionary, Yellow Parachute Learning Partners
Coach. Student. Teacher. Visionary. Mom. Cara Thorpe lives her life’s purpose daily and sees how each step of her journey has guided her to pursue her unique passions and gifts to serve others. The gratitude for this opportunity continuously fuels her work. Cara’s personal and... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
E218

11:00am

Co-teaching With a Twist—Mixing Mainstream and EL
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will receive multiple strategies for the following: building in language supports for all learners, scaffolding learning experiences, setting specific criteria for successful performance of standards, benefits of oral language practice incorporating academic vocabulary in both content and skills, lesson building and ingredients for successful teaming partnerships.

Speakers
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Cathy Henderson

teacher-grade 5, Bluff Creek Elementary
avatar for Sarah Peterson

Sarah Peterson

Bluff Creek Elementary EL teacher and ELM Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
Starting my 34th year of teaching. Enjoyed various settings and grade levels: New Delhi India, rural Iowa, St. Paul private college-prep, and suburban MN. Currently K-5 EL and ELM (English Learners in the Mainstream) Coach at Bluff Creek Elem. Areas of expertise: making content+skills... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
W222

11:00am

Daily Flex at South View Middle School
Limited Capacity seats available

Session attendees will learn about our 3-year journey in implementing flexible learning time at South View. Hear how we utilize our Daily Flex to extend, enrich, support and intervene.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Carlson

Ryan Carlson

Assistant Principal, South View Middle School
Ryan Carlson is in his 6th year as Assistant Principal at South View Middle School. Prior to that he served as Associate Principal in Chisago Lakes and taught for 12 years in Eastern Carver County Schools. Ryan has presented at numerous conferences on the topic of Personalized Learning... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
W124

11:00am

Depth of Knowledge: Assessing for Understanding of Standards
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will examine how Depth of Knowledge (DoK) levels relate to rigor and level of student understanding, and how this ties into assessing and teaching to the targets and standards utilizing various technology and resources.

RESOURCE LINK

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Kothenbeutel

Andrew Kothenbeutel

Digital Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
I am proud to serve on an amazing educational team as a Digital Learning Coach with the Eastern Carver County Schools in Minnesota. I graduated from Iowa State University, and have a Masters Degree in Educational Administration from Missouri Baptist. I've worked with at-risk youth... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
W226

11:00am

Enough Talk-Let's Dig into the How
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join Institute for Personalized Learning professional development specialists as they dive into the "how" of personalized learning. Kate, Eric and Dria have recently left personalized environments to support others in their implementation They will share their ideas, strategies and structures to bringing full learner-centered education to fruition.

Presentation Link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1cdVv4aEoc6LdJFrVpjxB4QEa9wlb0xwZu_Zak_mxGZc/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Dria Setter

Dria Setter

Professional Development Specialist, The Institute for Personalized Learning - CESA 1
As a Professional Development Specialist for the Institute, Dria brings 18 years of elementary education experience including work with technology integration, differentiation for gifted and talented students, personalized learning, and most recently, work as a Learning Coach.  She... Read More →
avatar for Eric Hill

Eric Hill

Professional Development Specialist, Institute for Personalized Learning
Eric is a dreamer and innovator at heart, leading him to develop a strong disposition for personalized learning practices. From the time he was a young boy, learning through hands on, learner driven activities in the Boy Scouts to his experiences as an educator and instructional coach... Read More →
avatar for Kate Sommerville

Kate Sommerville

Professional Development Specialist, The Institute for Personalized Learning - CESA 1
Kate Sommerville serves as a Professional Development Specialist at the Institute.Kate spent 17 years teaching 4th and 5th grade in the Elmbrook School District, with the last four years team-teaching in a personalized learning environment. The teaming model developed by Kate scaled... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
E118

11:00am

Learning Pathways in Action
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover ways to personalize learning through flexible pacing, learning pathways, task performances, and learning spaces. Explore current examples of learning pathways across a variety of content areas at the middle level. Walk away with practical ideas to apply to instructional practices.

Speakers
avatar for Michaela Loo

Michaela Loo

Personalized Learning Coach/Classroom Teacher, South View Middle School
Hello! I am a Personalized Learning Coach and Middle School Teacher in Edina, MN. My mission is to honor learners as the most important resources in the classroom today. In order to put learner voices at the center, I strive to offer multiple pathways to learning, and seek continuous... Read More →
avatar for Tricia Pettis

Tricia Pettis

Personalized Learning Coach and Teacher, South View Middle School
I am a personalized learning coach, teacher, and presenter working with teachers and administrators on implementing best practices that engage learners in the learning process. We offer multiple pathways for learning by using goal setting, feedback, and reflection. This process... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
E108

11:00am

Rigor, Relevance, and Engagement
Limited Capacity filling up

Using a tool from the International Center for Leadership in Education, we will explore and analyze strategies for helping students move beyond compliance to true engagement and carrying the cognitive load. Teachers will have time to investigate various engagement tools and share ideas for implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Holk

Rebecca Holk

Instructional Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
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Elizabeth Johnson

Instructional Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools


Tuesday August 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
W118

11:00am

Showing your True Colors: A Breakout Activity for Community Building
Limited Capacity seats available

https://bit.ly/MNPLS19colors


Explore how the True Colors Personality test can add a new layer to your learner profiles and help personalize learning in your classroom. Learn how students were introduced to the Colors Personality Assessment in a Breakout activity where they worked with other color personalities to reveal their results. Access to the breakout and adapted personality test will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Draayer

Stephanie Draayer

Palmer Lake Elementary Technology Integration Specialist, Osseo Area Schools
I am a Technology Integration Specialist at Palmer Lake Elementary - Osseo Area Schools. Half of my job is instructing Technology classes as a specialist, and half of my day is spent working on professional development and coaching and collaborating with teachers. I spent my first... Read More →
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Ana Leanos-Nelson

Osseo Area Schools


Tuesday August 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
E206

11:00am

Step-by-Step Lesson Planning While Personalizing Learning for Learners with IEP's.
Limited Capacity filling up

Learners will observe a step-by-step process of how to purposefully plan resource room lesson/s for unique learners based on IEP goals/objectives, discover tools to plan for and implement those lessons and be given time to begin planning for their own students with the support of session leaders and participants.
*Bring technology, paper or electronic copies if IEPs.

Speakers
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Laura Nierenhausen

Special Education Teacher, Anoka Hennepin Public Schools
To access the presentation for my session, please use the following link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1sZgpqLV9TC0piueJl_k0zJzbhZjZbOmDkAP8Ti84qGg/edit?usp=sharing
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Jennifer Hayes

Specialized Education Services Coordinator, Eastern Carver County Schools
I have been working in Eastern Carver County School District for 20 years. It has been exciting to see District 112 progress and change throughout the years. I believe in personalized learning and feel that it strongly supports and connects with specialized education learners and... Read More →
avatar for Lynne Patterson

Lynne Patterson

Special Education Coordinator, Eastern Carver County Schools
Currently I am a Special Education Coordinator for Eastern Carver County Schools. Previous positions include teaching in special education at the high school level and working as a autism specialist. I believe "ALL MEANS ALL." Learners with unique learning needs have many gifts... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
W216

11:00am

Stop Talking, No One is Listening: How to Shift the Cognitive Load to Learners
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Increase engagement, improve classroom management, and enhance active learning opportunities for your learners. This interactive session will introduce you to a variety of dialogue strategies and structures that shifts the cognitive load to all students. From math to physical education, dialogue is a powerful and inclusive tool that promotes critical thinking for diverse students, including both introverts and extroverts. You will walk away with instructional tools you can implement tomorrow.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Berbee

Heidi Berbee

Instructional Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
This is my 18th year of teaching and and my last of three as an Instructional Coach for our district. I am so excited to get back in the classroom and guide the learning of my students. I have had some fundamental changes in the last couple years about who should be doing all the... Read More →
avatar for Todd Meisel

Todd Meisel

Instructional Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
I am currently an Instructional Coach at Eastern Carver County Schools, and I have been teaching there for the past six years. My new role has given me new insights into how teachers motivate students at different levels of education and the strategies that best support student g... Read More →
avatar for Jess Stewart

Jess Stewart

Instructional Coach, Eastern Carver County School
Most of my 19 years in education have been as a classroom science teacher at the secondary level. In my current role of peer instructional coach, I've had the opportunity to work in an elementary setting. What a gift! I consistently witness teachers engaging their learners and helping... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
W116

11:00am

Get Your Chrome ON
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn how Google products and apps can be used to do stuff -- give students voice and choice when showing evidence of learning, and maximize effectiveness of using Google products.

PRESENTATION LINK

Speakers
avatar for Jo Jacobson

Jo Jacobson

Digital Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
Hello! My name is Jo Jacobson and I am a Digital Learning Coach (Technology Integration Specialist) for Eastern Carver County Schools in Chaska, Minnesota and a Google Certified Trainer. I work closely with teachers integrating, personalizing and blending technology and instruction... Read More →
avatar for Tom Winn

Tom Winn

Digital Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools


Tuesday August 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
E202

11:00am

Music: Personalized Learning Can Exist in an Ensemble Setting
Limited Capacity seats available

Can personalized learning really happen in a group rehearsal and music classroom? Experience ways to incorporate PL through unit design geared toward performance standards in a rehearsal and classroom music setting.

Speakers
avatar for Janet Jans

Janet Jans

Music Teacher, Edina Public Schools
Janet has been teaching at South View Middle School in Edina for many years, directing choirs and teaching World of Music, a 6th grade general music class. She is also Worship Coordinator at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Navarre. She is energized by new learning and is excited... Read More →
avatar for Liz Skoglund

Liz Skoglund

Music Teacher, Edina Public Schools
Liz has been teaching at South View Middle School in Edina for three years. Previously, she taught in Eau Claire, WI. She teaches vocal and classroom music to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Liz and Janet Jans, her teaching partner, have been exploring how to incorporate personalized... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
E126

11:00am

Seesaw in the Primary Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Come see how you can use Seesaw to maximize your students' voice and choice in the classroom. Join two 2nd grade teachers as we explore the possibilities of using Seesaw for assessment, performance checks and student choice.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Miller

Rachel Miller

2nd Grade Teacher, Osseo Area Schools
avatar for Jessica Skolnick

Jessica Skolnick

Teacher, Osseo Area Schools


Tuesday August 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
W112

11:00am

Seesaw: Beyond the Basics—Creating and Sharing Activities (JUST ADDED)
Limited Capacity seats available

Already using Seesaw in your classroom? Interested in learning how to create and assign activities? Come learn how to use Google Slides along with Seesaw to create your own activities, share them with your class (or individual students), and assign and assess learning targets to each one.

Speakers
avatar for Will Swingle

Will Swingle

Teacher, Waconia Public Schools
I have been teaching in the Waconia school district for 7 years. This is my 6th year in Kindergarten. I earned my BA from Bethel University and my MA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I love what I do and can't wait to share what I know with others.


Tuesday August 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
E124

1:15pm

Building Learner Agency through the Learning Cycle
Limited Capacity seats available

Join two personalized learning coaches from rural southern Minnesota to connect around Understanding by Design, standards-based assessments, and the learning cycle. Benefit from our synthesis of research, PL models, and assessment design. Learn about and share these ideas and resources from a school district in the beginning stages of personalized learning.

Session outcomes:
  • I can plan opportunities to develop the attributes of a Graduate Profile by utilizing the Understanding by Design model.
  • I can create standards-based assessments that are designed with precision, employ effective action, and foster student investment.
  • I can utilize the Learning Cycle to build learner agency through co-designing the next steps in learning.

Speakers
avatar for Claudia Roesler

Claudia Roesler

Personalized Learning Coach, Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton
I am an elementary teacher and mom of boys who is inspired by the unfiltered joy of children. There is a fire inside of me to unfold my talents to help learners discover their own. This is my 14th year in education and my third year as a PL Coach. JWP is a rural PreK - 12th grade... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
E204

1:15pm

Bringing our Profile of a Graduate to Life!
Limited Capacity filling up

How do you inspire change in an entire district? This year brought the Profile of a Graduate to life! Everyone in our district was intentional this year as we implemented our Profile of a Graduate. ALL stakeholders were invited to the Design Team. This team studied and discussed action steps to ignite the Profile of a Graduate particularly at our high school. 40 members of students, staff, parents, business owners, university and two-year college members were on our Design Team. Learn how a team of invested stakeholders helped bring a vision of the Profile of a Graduate to life.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Denter

Jessica Denter

Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, Byron Public Schools
avatar for Jen Hegna

Jen Hegna

Director of Information and Learning Technology, Byron Public Schools
Director of Information and Learning Technology for Byron Public Schools(MN). I am a dreamer, collaborator, and a learning addict!


Tuesday August 6, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
E114

1:15pm

Supporting Personalized Learning by Honoring Agency
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will be able to apply strategic planning/thinking to create an environment where individual agency is honored in support of personalized competency-based learning.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Berg

Jason Berg

Interim Superintendent of Schools, Farmington Area Public Schools
Principal at Farmington High School. Former high school math teacher, former K-12 math coach, former elementary principal. Passionate about Personalized Learning.


Tuesday August 6, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
E102

1:15pm

Communities of Belonging
Limited Capacity seats available

Everyone wins when students find agency in communities and communities value the learning partnership. Learn how to leverage strong community partnerships that benefit student outcomes. Develop a higher understanding about integrating and inviting the community that promotes personalizing learning for all students.

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Johnston

Jackie Johnston

Director, Eastern Carver County Schools
Jackie Johnston is the Commuity Education Director for ECCS with 17 years of experience as a Director, ALC principal and 10 years leading the equity work in our district. She has been trained in SEED, certified by the National Multicultural Institute and on the board for the U of... Read More →
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Bob Roepke

COMMUNITY PARTNER, CADG


Tuesday August 6, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
E106

1:15pm

Supporting PL in a K/1 Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

I plan to discuss how to lead both literacy/math targeted time with promoting the students' role and my role to guide PL. Also, I will share how I use Seesaw as a tool for supporting my kids to make sure they are staying focused in their learning!


Speakers
avatar for Holly Heffernan

Holly Heffernan

Red Oak Elementary Teacher, Shakopee Public Schools


Tuesday August 6, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
W218

1:15pm

Personalizing Motor Breaks in a Center-based Program
Limited Capacity seats available

The learner will discover new ways to personalize motor breaks for students in special education.  Students identify their state of regulation using the Zones of Regulation, and pair appropriate calming, alerting, or just-right activities to modify their state of regulation. Students have the voice and choice to choose activities appropriate for them.

Speakers
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Kelli Anderson

Occupational Therapist, Eastern Carver County Schools
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Johanna Johnson

Eastern Carver County Schools
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Mariah Rieke

Eastern Carver County Schools


Tuesday August 6, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
E214

1:15pm

Relaxed Alertness is the Brain’s Natural State for Optimal Learning: Why it Works and How to Achieve it in Your Classroom.
Limited Capacity filling up

The brain research is clear that the human brain learns best when it is in a state of relaxed alertness and yet achieving a classroom culture that accomplishes this can be challenging, Learn how to set your students up for success by implementing brain-based practices that help students find their natural learning zone.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Vangerud

Jim Vangerud

Mathematics Teacher, Eastern Carver County Schools
I teach Algebra and Geometry at Chaska Middle School West in the Eastern Carver County School District. I have been on a Personalized Learning Journey for the last 6-7 years. I am looking forward to the many learning opportunities available at this conference.


Tuesday August 6, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
W212

1:15pm

Self-Directed Units in the Middle School Classroom (JUST ADDED)
Limited Capacity seats available

Also known as self-paced learning, we will explain what a self-directed unit is as well as show you how we have set several up in our classes! This can be done in any almost any subject and we will share tips and tricks we’ve learned as well as challenges we’ve overcome along the way (and are still working on!)

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Smetana Knudsen

Rachel Smetana Knudsen

7th and 8th Grade Science Teacher, Farmington Public Schools
avatar for Erin Tollefson

Erin Tollefson

Science Teacher, Farmington Public Schools


Tuesday August 6, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
W206

1:15pm

3 S's: Structures, Strategies & Science
Limited Capacity seats available

What does Personlized Learning look in a middle school science class? What structures and strategies create an effective, personalized science course? Join us to hear about our experiences, tools and implementation strategies, as well as join in if you choose, as we are always interested in learning. Here's the LINK to the presentation. Thanks!

Speakers
avatar for Carly Bailey

Carly Bailey

Personalized Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
Ït is better to know how to learn, than to know¨ - Dr. Seuss. He said it best! Putting kids at the center and being a lifelong learner are what keep me excited about education. I have been teaching for over twenty years in Eastern Carver County Schools, starting as a special education... Read More →
avatar for Anita Woodrow

Anita Woodrow

Teacher, Eastern Carver County Schools


Tuesday August 6, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
W204

1:15pm

Access for All: Making Modifications to REACH All Students
Limited Capacity filling up

In any classroom, there are about 25%-35% of students who cannot access the material in the same way as other students. Sometimes these students have an IEP, but most often they do not. These students need additional supports to access the material. In this session, you will see how one teacher provides supports for these students in a personalized learning classroom.

Presentation Link: bit.ly/3186nFh

Speakers
avatar for George Peoples

George Peoples

Eastern Carver County Schools
6th Grade U.S. History Teacher Chaska Middle School West


Tuesday August 6, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
E112

1:15pm

Capture the Heart Through Video, Audio and Digital Multi-Media
Limited Capacity filling up

All of your students use video in some way in their life and through YouTube and other media outlets, you have the power to help you and your students become better at this specialized skill.  Anyone who attends this session is going to learn how to teach their students a multitude of new digital media tools for their classroom.  You're going to learn how to take a student experience and turn it into an awesome digital presentation.  There will be some hands-on activities, HD screens and cameras all showing the ways to capture your students' attention.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Toutge

Mark Toutge

High School Radio/TV Broadcasting Teacher, Farmington Area Public Schools
Ever since I was 14-years-old, I've had a video camera in my hands. I knew I wanted to work in radio and TV for the rest of my life. Through teaching my passions, I have been able to become a better broadcasting professional as well as teach my students the valuable skills needed... Read More →
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Randy Matthes

Farmington Area Public Schools


Tuesday August 6, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
W106

1:15pm

Connecting With Whom You Have an Incomplete Relationship
Limited Capacity seats available

Spend some time identifying strategies to connect with all learners, especially those with challenging behaviors. We will discuss ways to reduce teacher burnout as well as practice with the 'Mistaken Goals of Behavior Chart' and explore how social-emotional learning plays a role in behaviors. We will look into how to be the thermostat of your classroom and explore how to respond to student behavior with a different lens. 

Speakers
avatar for Heather Reighard

Heather Reighard

Administrative Dean, Eastern Carver County Schools


Tuesday August 6, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
W126

1:15pm

Creating a Culture of Reading and Writing within the Walls of the Classroom
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Are you looking for ideas and resources to help your learners become engaged and skilled readers and writers? Join us as we share our transformative journey on how embedding the reading and writing project (TCRWP) has supported student growth and fostered a literacy-rich learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Johnson

Kelly Johnson

Eastern Carver County Schools
avatar for Amy Scharenbrock

Amy Scharenbrock

Personalized Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
I am a Personalized Learning Coach at Chaska Middle School East and enjoy the day to day interaction with staff and students to help ensure each learner achieves their personal best. I also do Professional Development and Gifted Services for our building and enjoy all the different... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
E228

1:15pm

Flipping with SeeSaw
Limited Capacity seats available

You will leave with an understanding of what flipped learning looks like using the Seesaw Activities platform. These activities are then attached to Skills in Seesaw for quick assessment and data collection. You will also have time to prepare your own flipped lesson.
*Please bring a device to work from (ie: iPad, laptop, tablet)
*Please set up a Seesaw account ahead of time

Speakers
avatar for Nichole Miller

Nichole Miller

Technology Integration, South Washington County Schools
Nichole Miller has received her M. Ed. in Learning Technologies from the University of Minnesota after spending time in the corporate world supporting technology. She has been directly involved in education for the past 9 years in various capacities including as a Digital Learning... Read More →
avatar for Maddie Hunt

Maddie Hunt

4th Grade Teacher, Independent School District 196
Maddie Hunt teaches 4th grade at Northview Elementary School in Eagan, MN. She serves as one of the district's Learning and Technology Framework leads and is on the district's Digital Distraction Recommendation & Action Steps team. Maddie has participated in a Personalized Learning... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
E212

1:15pm

Learning Pathways in Action
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Discover ways to personalize learning through flexible pacing, learning pathways, task performances, and learning spaces. Explore current examples of learning pathways across a variety of content areas at the middle level. Walk away with practical ideas to apply to instructional practices.

Speakers
avatar for Michaela Loo

Michaela Loo

Personalized Learning Coach/Classroom Teacher, South View Middle School
Hello! I am a Personalized Learning Coach and Middle School Teacher in Edina, MN. My mission is to honor learners as the most important resources in the classroom today. In order to put learner voices at the center, I strive to offer multiple pathways to learning, and seek continuous... Read More →
avatar for Tricia Pettis

Tricia Pettis

Personalized Learning Coach and Teacher, South View Middle School
I am a personalized learning coach, teacher, and presenter working with teachers and administrators on implementing best practices that engage learners in the learning process. We offer multiple pathways for learning by using goal setting, feedback, and reflection. This process... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
E108

1:15pm

Personalized Learning and Beyond
Limited Capacity filling up

Come ready to hear ideas about how two 2nd grade teachers began their journey of personalized learning and have continued to grow . We will be discussing flexible seating, learner profiles, personal learning plans and reading conferences.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Miller

Rachel Miller

2nd Grade Teacher, Osseo Area Schools
avatar for Jessica Skolnick

Jessica Skolnick

Teacher, Osseo Area Schools


Tuesday August 6, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
W112

1:15pm

Personalized Learning in the Special Education Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you new to Personalized Learning? At a loss for how to get started? See how one teacher uses personalized learning in their special education classes with students of varying disabilities and ability levels. See how the classroom and instruction were set up to encourage learners to work at their own pace and become independent, self-motivated learners.
*While this session will be geared towards special education teachers, it can be adapted towards general education as well.

Speakers
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Laura Nierenhausen

Special Education Teacher, Anoka Hennepin Public Schools
To access the presentation for my session, please use the following link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1sZgpqLV9TC0piueJl_k0zJzbhZjZbOmDkAP8Ti84qGg/edit?usp=sharing


Tuesday August 6, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
W216

1:15pm

Rigor, Relevance, and Engagement
Limited Capacity filling up

Using a tool from the International Center for Leadership in Education, we will explore and analyze strategies for helping students move beyond compliance to true engagement and carrying the cognitive load. Teachers will have time to investigate various engagement tools and share ideas for implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Holk

Rebecca Holk

Instructional Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
EJ

Elizabeth Johnson

Instructional Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools


Tuesday August 6, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
W118

1:15pm

Road Mapping Your Learners' Learning: How to Build Personalized Learning Plans in Google Docs
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to learn, not only how to build a Personalized Learning Plan (PLP), but how to use Google Docs to take it to the next level.
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1VgTHSBpWmnzU_dNyQMM54v66JZ796eoEmQ_zav7PlQw/copy

Speakers
avatar for Eric Olson

Eric Olson

Middle School Social Studies, District 112
After serving for 5 years in the United States Army, Eric turned his talents to education. He has taught the last 5 years in the Eastern Carver County School District as a Middle School Social Studies Teacher creating his own brand of Personalized Learning.


Tuesday August 6, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
W214

1:15pm

Stop Talking, No One is Listening: How to Shift the Cognitive Load to Learners
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Increase engagement, improve classroom management, and enhance active learning opportunities for your learners. This interactive session will introduce you to a variety of dialogue strategies and structures that shifts the cognitive load to all students. From math to physical education, dialogue is a powerful and inclusive tool that promotes critical thinking for diverse students, including both introverts and extroverts. You will walk away with instructional tools you can implement tomorrow.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Berbee

Heidi Berbee

Instructional Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
This is my 18th year of teaching and and my last of three as an Instructional Coach for our district. I am so excited to get back in the classroom and guide the learning of my students. I have had some fundamental changes in the last couple years about who should be doing all the... Read More →
avatar for Todd Meisel

Todd Meisel

Instructional Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
I am currently an Instructional Coach at Eastern Carver County Schools, and I have been teaching there for the past six years. My new role has given me new insights into how teachers motivate students at different levels of education and the strategies that best support student g... Read More →
avatar for Jess Stewart

Jess Stewart

Instructional Coach, Eastern Carver County School
Most of my 19 years in education have been as a classroom science teacher at the secondary level. In my current role of peer instructional coach, I've had the opportunity to work in an elementary setting. What a gift! I consistently witness teachers engaging their learners and helping... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
W116

1:15pm

What’s Growin’ on? Personalized Learning with Plants!
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore hands-on, plant growing opportunities that can provide the WOW for students’ brains in personalized learning! FREE standards-based lesson plans and resources focused on school gardens, grow towers and seed-planting will be shared. Educators will brainstorm ways to use these resources to support personalized learning in language arts, science, social studies, math and health/nutrition.

Speakers
TD

Toni Dauwalter

Minnesota Ag in the Classroom
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Anna Edlund

Eastern Carver County Schools
avatar for Sue Knott

Sue Knott

Ed Specialist, MN Agriculture in the Classroom & MN Department of Ag
Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom seeks to improve student achievement by applying authentic agricultural examples to teach core curriculum concepts in science, social studies, language arts, math and nutrition. These programs cultivate an understanding and appreciation of the... Read More →
avatar for Christina Crowther

Christina Crowther

Bluff Creek Elementary, Eastern Carver County Schools


Tuesday August 6, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
E216

1:15pm

Firing On All Cylinders: Year 2 in a Personalized Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

From essential questions to goal-setting to reflection and feedback, this session will share ideas about how to structure a class, a unit, or a whole year around the core elements of a personalized classroom.

Link to presentation: tinyurl.com/y5gvev2u

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Harrits

Jennifer Harrits

Teacher, Edina Public Schools
I am entering my 20th year of teaching 7th grade Language Arts. I may be crazy, but 7th graders still have a lot of enthusiasm and are willing to go along with my hairbrained ideas. After dabbling in personalization for half a year, I went all-in this year. I have grown by leaps... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
E116

1:15pm

Using Schoology with Learner Pathways
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Ways to engage students in learner pathways with options to Explore/Engage/Express learning targets. How to use Schoology or another LMS to assist in housing resources for reading and math pathways and playlists.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Hawkinson

Jamie Hawkinson

Teacher, Edina Public Schools
I am an advocate of positive and effective change. I love to bring new, exciting opportunities into my classroom each year. I have been in education for 15 years and every year gets more exciting. I love to sing. I enjoy being active in my school and home community. And, I love being... Read More →


Tuesday August 6, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
E222