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The Fall 2020 Midwest Google Summit will be held virtually on November 8, 9, and 10. We are offering live sessions on Sunday afternoon, Monday evening, or Tuesday evening. We recognize this is a different year and educators are working harder than ever. With that in mind, our goal is to provide an opportunity for teachers, instructional coaches and administrators to learn a little something new, ask questions, and know we are here to help. All of the sessions are al-a-carte and you can choose to attend up to 8 different sessions or even the single session that meets your needs. The first 300 people to register for the event will receive the option to attend a bonus session offered and taught by a member of the Google Team at no additional cost. Each session is $35 or you can sign up for 7 sessions for $175. What makes the MWGS such a wonderful event is the people we have there and we are hoping to be back in-person in 2021!

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Sunday, November 8
 

1:00pm CST

15 Reasons to Fall in Love with Google Sheets
Limited Capacity seats available

Docs, Slides, Forms, and even Sites — you know them all. But, have you really explored and experimented with Google Sheets? With remote and hybrid teaching, collecting data and responses need to be done digitally. What better way than to use Google’s all-powerful tool, Google Sheets. During this session, we will explore 15 of the most productive features of Google Sheets that will streamline classroom processes, organize workload data, and even enhance your curriculum. Swipe right for Google Sheets.

Speakers
avatar for Corey Holmer

Corey Holmer

EdTech, Lake Forest High School
Corey Holmer is a Google Certified Innovator and authorized Google for Education Certified Trainer who leverages educational technologies to engage all learners. Corey has been recognized by the ISTE organization as the 2015 Outstanding Young Educator for his work in coaching and... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm CST
Google Meet

1:00pm CST

Building Community in the Classroom (Sponsored by TRA)
Limited Capacity seats available

We will review and discuss some strategies designed to engage students in contributing to an online community. Specifically, we’ll explore tools to facilitate discussions such as Google Classroom, Google Groups, and Flipgrid. We will brainstorm ways to add fun and games to your online classroom, and we will solicit ideas and questions from those in attendance.

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This event is Sponsored by TRA a forward-thinking Milwaukee IT support organization that embraces the always changing field of information technology. Their mission is to provide industry leading technology expertise with first class service delivery for the purpose of enabling their clients to prosper and succeed.


Speakers
avatar for David Chan

David Chan

Director of Instructional Technology, Evanston Township High School D202
David S. Chan is the Director of Instructional Technology at Evanston Township High School (ETHS) where he oversees the libraries, media centers, and student tech support center. He is the project lead for the District's 1:1 Digital Learning Initiative.David is a Google for Education... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm CST
Google Meet

1:00pm CST

Virtual Field Trips with Google Tour Creator
Limited Capacity seats available

Field trips might be on hold this school year...but that doesn’t mean that you can’t create your own! Join this session to hear how two school districts joined together to create local virtual field trips for their students, and then find out how easy it is to create your own! NOTE: Have 360 photos ready if you have them!

Speakers
avatar for Jen Wathke

Jen Wathke

LMS, School District of West De Pere
Jen is a Library Media/Instructional Technology Specialist for the School District of West De Pere. Jen has a passion for creatively blending the world of literacy and technology. She has presented at local, state, and national conferences on a variety of topics including Google Apps... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm CST
Google Meet

2:00pm CST

Meet your Class Virtually with Google Meet (Sponsored by TRA)
Limited Capacity seats available

By this conference, Google will have updated Meet with a plethora of features. Let’s take a look at all of them, distinguish between those that remain free and those that are included with G Suite Enterprise. Come share ideas for how to run those virtual/hybrid classes and meet others doing the same.

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This event is Sponsored by TRA forward-thinking Milwaukee IT support organization that embraces the always changing field of information technology. Their mission is to provide industry leading technology expertise with first class service delivery for the purpose of enabling their clients to prosper and succeed.

Speakers
avatar for David Chan

David Chan

Director of Instructional Technology, Evanston Township High School D202
David S. Chan is the Director of Instructional Technology at Evanston Township High School (ETHS) where he oversees the libraries, media centers, and student tech support center. He is the project lead for the District's 1:1 Digital Learning Initiative.David is a Google for Education... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Google Meet

2:00pm CST

Transforming Your Blended/Virtual K-8 Class with Seesaw!
Limited Capacity seats available

Whether learning virtually or in person, Seesaw is a perfect solution for your classroom/school! Join this session for some quick tips to enhance a blended or virtual classroom/school setting.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Wathke

Jen Wathke

LMS, School District of West De Pere
Jen is a Library Media/Instructional Technology Specialist for the School District of West De Pere. Jen has a passion for creatively blending the world of literacy and technology. She has presented at local, state, and national conferences on a variety of topics including Google Apps... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Google Meet

2:00pm CST

What’s New for Google Admins
Limited Capacity seats available

Google is constantly changing. If you are a domain admin, join us as we discuss what is new and what has changed in the admin console over the last 6 months.

Speakers
avatar for Lance Lennon

Lance Lennon

Director of Technology, Eagle Grove Community School District
Lance Lennon has been in education for 20 + years, the last 18 have been as a technology director and technology integrationist. He is a Certified Casper Administrator, a DEN Star Educator, an Apple Teacher, a Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Administrator, and a Google... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Google Meet

3:00pm CST

Achieving Total Participation: Take Student Engagement to a new level during Live Streaming and Distance Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Whether you are balancing virtual learning with face to face learning for live sessions or only working with students online, this session will provide you with concrete strategies you can use to improve student participation, processing and engagement. In addition to instructional practices, tools and features will also be shared to facilitate making the most of these techniques.

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Haebig

Caroline Haebig

Digital Learning, School District of New Berlin
Caroline D. Haebig works for the School District of New Berlin, a pK-12 district, in New Berlin, WI leading change by redefining learning using maker technology and design thinking, specializing in coaching for educators and administrators.


Sunday November 8, 2020 3:00pm - 3:45pm CST
Google Meet

3:00pm CST

Digital Tools within the Workshop Model (K-8 Session)
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you using the readers and/or writers workshop model at your school? Join this fast paced session to hear about different ways that you can infuse digital tools into the model from both the teacher AND the student perspective!

Speakers
avatar for Jen Wathke

Jen Wathke

LMS, School District of West De Pere
Jen is a Library Media/Instructional Technology Specialist for the School District of West De Pere. Jen has a passion for creatively blending the world of literacy and technology. She has presented at local, state, and national conferences on a variety of topics including Google Apps... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2020 3:00pm - 3:45pm CST
Google Meet

3:00pm CST

Google For Education Enterprise
Limited Capacity seats available

Google for Education Enterprise is out, this session will discuss what is available and a quick demonstration on how to get it set up.

Speakers
avatar for Lance Lennon

Lance Lennon

Director of Technology, Eagle Grove Community School District
Lance Lennon has been in education for 20 + years, the last 18 have been as a technology director and technology integrationist. He is a Certified Casper Administrator, a DEN Star Educator, an Apple Teacher, a Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Administrator, and a Google... Read More →


Sunday November 8, 2020 3:00pm - 3:45pm CST
Google Meet
 
Monday, November 9
 

6:00pm CST

Digital Killed the Paper Forms Star (Sponsored by TRA)
Limited Capacity seats available

Save a tree or keep the paper for books. Let’s take those paper forms and find their digital replacement. We will make sure you have everything you need to create a digital form, collect some test data, and visualize the form results in either a spreadsheet, an email (through Formmule), or a doc (via Autocrat). We’ll carve out time to work on prototypes and you’ll leave with a finished product or a strong start.

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This event is Sponsored by TRA a forward-thinking Milwaukee IT support organization that embraces the always changing field of information technology. Their mission is to provide industry leading technology expertise with first class service delivery for the purpose of enabling their clients to prosper and succeed.

Speakers
avatar for David Chan

David Chan

Director of Instructional Technology, Evanston Township High School D202
David S. Chan is the Director of Instructional Technology at Evanston Township High School (ETHS) where he oversees the libraries, media centers, and student tech support center. He is the project lead for the District's 1:1 Digital Learning Initiative.David is a Google for Education... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 6:00pm - 6:45pm CST
Google Meet

6:00pm CST

Personalize Learning in Literacy with Google Arts and Culture!
Limited Capacity seats available

Teaching Literacy skills through distance learning can be challenging! Google Arts and Culture provides numerous opportunities for creating mentor texts, exploring digital literacies and so other curiosity-based fun! During this session we will work hands-on with Arts and Culture as well as taking time to discuss classroom application while teaching and learning in a virtual or hybrid environment.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Lind

Tammy Lind

Instructional Technology Coach,Google Certified Trainer and Innovator
Tammy is an Instructional Coach in Southeastern Wisconsin.  She is a Google Education Trainer and a Google Certified Innovator as well as an Intel Master Teacher.  A former special education teacher, Tammy is passionate about finding web-based technologies to make the curriculum... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 6:00pm - 6:45pm CST
Google Meet

6:00pm CST

The Digital Down Low: Creating Authentic Learning Experiences both in Your Classroom & in a Distance Learning Environment
Limited Capacity seats available

Authentic learning experiences enhance student learning & provide students with opportunities to give and receive feedback from a wider audience through different modalities. During this session we will discuss how to embed these experiences within your curriculum and create classroom digital spaces for both in-person and distance learning environments.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Schlie-Reed

Jennifer Schlie-Reed

Digital Learning Coach, School District of New Berlin
Jennifer Schlie-Reed is an ISTE Emerging Leader (2014), a Google Certified Innovator, a Google for Education Trainer and a PBS Digital Innovator (2015). She is a Digital Learning Coach in the School District of New Berlin and works with educators in grades K-12. She has also taught... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 6:00pm - 6:45pm CST
Google Meet

7:00pm CST

Addressing Learning Gaps and Progress Monitoring
Limited Capacity seats available

Formative assessment and progress monitoring play a powerful role in face to face and virtual learning settings. This session will provide specific strategies for progress monitoring, formative assessment and student reflection. In addition, specific tools and features will be shared that teachers can use to address gaps in student learning and implement consistent progress monitoring techniques. This session is great for anyone looking to level up their practice or who are just getting started with progress monitoring in a virtual learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Haebig

Caroline Haebig

Digital Learning, School District of New Berlin
Caroline D. Haebig works for the School District of New Berlin, a pK-12 district, in New Berlin, WI leading change by redefining learning using maker technology and design thinking, specializing in coaching for educators and administrators.


Monday November 9, 2020 7:00pm - 7:45pm CST
Google Meet

7:00pm CST

Igniting Your Learning Environment with Coding
Limited Capacity seats available

Coding in the classroom promotes the 4Cs (creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication) and allows ideas to come to life. Through coding students are also able to demonstrate computational thinking skills as they develop and employ strategies for understanding and solving authentic problems. During this session, we will discuss where to get started and explore ways to enhance your learning environment with coding. This session will highlight specific web-based apps, iPad apps and robots that can be used to support this integration in face-to-face and virtual learning settings.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Schlie-Reed

Jennifer Schlie-Reed

Digital Learning Coach, School District of New Berlin
Jennifer Schlie-Reed is an ISTE Emerging Leader (2014), a Google Certified Innovator, a Google for Education Trainer and a PBS Digital Innovator (2015). She is a Digital Learning Coach in the School District of New Berlin and works with educators in grades K-12. She has also taught... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 7:00pm - 7:45pm CST
Google Meet

7:00pm CST

Title: Shhh........Google Secrets
Limited Capacity seats available

This exciting and fast-paced session, primarily focused on Google Tools, will be filled with A-ha moments. Explore and learn how to maximize your device with tips and tricks to make you more organized, efficient, and engaging.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Fenstermaker

Andrew Fenstermaker

Tech Coach, Iowa City Schools
Andrew Fenstermaker currently serves as the Instructional Technology Coordinator for the Iowa City School District and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Iowa. Even though he is short on hair, he is full of creative ways to inspire and build the capacity of others with innovative... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 7:00pm - 7:45pm CST
Google Meet
 
Tuesday, November 10
 

6:00pm CST

Digitastify Assessment and Feedback
Limited Capacity seats available

How might we use assessment and feedback as an opportunity to create conversation about learning instead of a one way path? Let's explore some digital resources that make thinking visible, embed choice and offer timely feedback.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Fenstermaker

Andrew Fenstermaker

Tech Coach, Iowa City Schools
Andrew Fenstermaker currently serves as the Instructional Technology Coordinator for the Iowa City School District and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Iowa. Even though he is short on hair, he is full of creative ways to inspire and build the capacity of others with innovative... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 6:00pm - 6:45pm CST
Google Meet

6:00pm CST

Restoring Connection: Building Relationships and Empowering Students in a Time of Change
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will focus on ready to implement strategies for building relationships, reducing anxiety and empowering students during distance and blended learning. Routines, ready to use activities and resources will be shared in this session and are easy to embed within any content area you teach.

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Haebig

Caroline Haebig

Digital Learning, School District of New Berlin
Caroline D. Haebig works for the School District of New Berlin, a pK-12 district, in New Berlin, WI leading change by redefining learning using maker technology and design thinking, specializing in coaching for educators and administrators.


Tuesday November 10, 2020 6:00pm - 6:45pm CST
Google Meet

6:00pm CST

“Make Google Do It!” Chrome Apps and Extensions for Learning (Sponsored by TRA)
Limited Capacity seats available

Chrome apps and extensions are digital learning tools that expand and extend the learning opportunities that are possible using G Suite for Education both in face-to-face and virtual learning settings. This session will highlight some of these effective tools and provide specific examples of how they can be used in elementary and secondary classrooms. We will look at how Chrome apps and extensions can be used by students to create and publish authentic artifacts that demonstrate understanding of classroom content and learning goals and provide entry points for all learners.

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This event is Sponsored by TRA a forward-thinking Milwaukee IT support organization that embraces the always changing field of information technology. Their mission is to provide industry leading technology expertise with first class service delivery for the purpose of enabling their clients to prosper and succeed.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Schlie-Reed

Jennifer Schlie-Reed

Digital Learning Coach, School District of New Berlin
Jennifer Schlie-Reed is an ISTE Emerging Leader (2014), a Google Certified Innovator, a Google for Education Trainer and a PBS Digital Innovator (2015). She is a Digital Learning Coach in the School District of New Berlin and works with educators in grades K-12. She has also taught... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 6:00pm - 6:45pm CST
Google Meet

7:00pm CST

Become a Google Slides Artist
Limited Capacity seats available

10 bullets, font that is barely legible from 2 feet away, blurry photos with watermarks, 3 pages of a dissertation worth of text, and animations that make you motion sick. Does this remind you of anything? If so, I am here to help. During this hands-on breakout session, we will explore features within Google Slides that will improve your presentation skills for both personal and classroom use. Approaching presentations from the area of design and content management, I will share with you best practices that are worthy of the TEDx stage. In addition, we will experiment with Google Slide Add-ons, Extensions, and support resources to level up your Slide Decks. As quoted on a bumper sticker at a local 7-Eleven, “the presentation is just important as the content.”

Speakers
avatar for Corey Holmer

Corey Holmer

EdTech, Lake Forest High School
Corey Holmer is a Google Certified Innovator and authorized Google for Education Certified Trainer who leverages educational technologies to engage all learners. Corey has been recognized by the ISTE organization as the 2015 Outstanding Young Educator for his work in coaching and... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 7:00pm - 7:45pm CST
Google Meet

7:00pm CST

Level Up your Chromebook Accessibility Game
Limited Capacity seats available

Creating an equitable learning experience is essential for our students. Chromebooks have on-demand accessibility features that help us truly personalize for all learners. This session will explore how students can create a custom experience on their Chromebooks to supercharge their journey of learning.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Fenstermaker

Andrew Fenstermaker

Tech Coach, Iowa City Schools
Andrew Fenstermaker currently serves as the Instructional Technology Coordinator for the Iowa City School District and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Iowa. Even though he is short on hair, he is full of creative ways to inspire and build the capacity of others with innovative... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 7:00pm - 7:45pm CST
Google Meet

7:00pm CST

Organizational Strategies with Google Keep! (Sponsored by TRA)
Limited Capacity seats available

Google Keep is a powerful, collaborative note taking and task management app that will help you and your students get organized. Students can make and share notes, create task lists, and much more in a visually appealing and functional way. The best part is that they can access all of their notes and checklists right within Google Docs! This hands on session will provide lots of ideas to get started with using Google Keep with your kids AND for your own professional uses.

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This event is Sponsored by TRA a forward-thinking Milwaukee IT support organization that embraces the always changing field of information technology. Their mission is to provide industry leading technology expertise with first class service delivery for the purpose of enabling their clients to prosper and succeed.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Lind

Tammy Lind

Instructional Technology Coach,Google Certified Trainer and Innovator
Tammy is an Instructional Coach in Southeastern Wisconsin.  She is a Google Education Trainer and a Google Certified Innovator as well as an Intel Master Teacher.  A former special education teacher, Tammy is passionate about finding web-based technologies to make the curriculum... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 7:00pm - 7:45pm CST
Google Meet
 
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